It's Friday, November 4, the 308th day of the year.
Today's Top Headlines
Friday: Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 50. North wind between 5 and 14 mph.
Friday Night: Clear, with a low around 26. North wind between 3 and 8 mph.
Events & Reminders
- has canceled their retreat planned for today, as well as all religious education classes scheduled for this weekend.
- Red Wanting Blue and Brighter than a Thousand Suns will be playing tonight at , joined by Con the Villain, Waking Elliot and Chillingsworth. Doors open at 6 p.m. .
- The Festival of Crafts, sponsored by the , will be held as usual on Saturday, November 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the (WMS) gym. Over 45 crafters from the tri-state area will be on hand to showcase their products for the upcoming holiday season. This upscale craft show is in its 20th season.
- Residents without power can charge their electronic devices at and the , where they can also use the showers. Showers, food, heat and cots are also available at the emergency shelter set up at (BHS).
- The will be reopening today at 10 a.m. with heat, water and outlets available. Internet and WiFi may not be available.
- on Sand Cut Road is opening its doors to powerless residents through the outage, with electricity for charging devices, TV, internet and free coffee. Kids can also hit balls at the driving range for half price while supplies last (they won't be picking up balls until the snow is gone).
- Faith Church in New Milford, just over the line on Route 7, will be open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. through the outage, with hot meals for $5, computer and internet access, charging stations, movies and an open gym. .
Today in History
- 1922: In Egypt, British archeologist Howard Carter and his men find the entrance to Pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings.
- 1924: Nellie Tayloe Ross, of Wyoming, is elected the first female governor in the U.S.
- 1952: The U.S. government establishes the National Security Agency.
- 1979: The Iran Hostage Crisis begins when a group of Iranians, mostly students, invades the U.S. embassy in Tehran and takes 90 hostages, 53 of whom are Americans.
- 2008: Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the U.S.
Weather information taken from the National Weather Service. Today in History compiled from Wikipedia and other sources.