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Brookfield Daily Briefing: Mar. 19

Everything you need to know today in Brookfield.

Today is Monday, March 19, the 79th day of the year.

Today's Headlines

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Today's Weather 

Monday: A slight chance of showers after noon. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Monday Night: A slight chance of showers. Patchy fog after 3 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Events & Reminders

  • The High School Renovation Review Committee is meeting at 5 p.m. in .
  • The Housatonic Valley Rotary Club has their monthly meeitng tonight at 6 p.m. at . .
  • Open basketball tonight in the  (BHS) gym starting at 7:30 p.m. Price is $5 at the door or $60 for a season pass. .

Today in History

  • 1918: The U.S. Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time.
  • 1931: Gambling is legalized in Nevada.
  • 1941: The 99th Pursuit Squadron also known as the Tuskegee Airmen, the first all-black unit of the Army Air Corp, is activated. 
  • 2003: President George W. Bush orders the start of war against Iraq.
  • 2008: A cosmic burst, GRB 080319B, the farthest object visible to the naked eye, is briefly observed.

Weather information taken from the National Weather Service. Today in History compiled from Wikipedia and other sources.

John Mainhart March 19, 2012 at 08:59 PM
I guess I'll jump in early. If my memory serves me correctly , I remember just finishing a high school renovation two years ago. I am locked into opposing any new renovations for ten years.
Aaron Boyd (Editor) March 19, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Hello John, The Renovation Review Committee was created to review the completed renovation project you speak of, not to plan a new one. You'll find more about the committee here: http://brookfield.patch.com/articles/selectmen-appoint-bhs-renovation-review-committee.
Rob Gianazza March 19, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Just wanted to share that the High School Renovation Review Committee meets on the second and fourth Monday evenings at Town Hall. That is a change from the original first and third Monday's.

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