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Woodbury-Middlebury Briefing: Wednesday, May 16

Events, meetings and weather for Middlebury and Woodbury are in today's briefing.

 

Today is Wednesday, May 16, the 137th day of the year.

Today's Headlines

Events & Reminders

  • Noon:
  • 1 to 5 p.m.
  • 4 p.m. in the
  • 6 p.m. Region 14 Board of Education Finance Committee at
  • 6 p.m.

Today's Weather

Wednesday in Middlebury: Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Southwest wind around 6 mph.

Wednesday Night in Middlebury: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9 p.m., then a slight chance of showers between 9 p.m. and midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. North wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Wednesday in Woodbury: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m. Some of the storms could be severe. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Southwest wind between 6 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Wednesday Night in Woodbury: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10 p.m., then a slight chance of showers between 10 and 11 p.m. Some of the storms could be severe. Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. South wind around 8 mph becoming north. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Today in History

1771: A pre-American Revolutionary War battle between local militia and a group of rebels called the "Regulators" occurs in present-day Alamance County, NC.

1866: The U.S. Congress eliminates the half dime coin and replaces it with the five cent piece, or nickel.

1868: President Andrew Johnson is acquitted in his impeachment trial by one vote in the U.S. Senate.

1918: The Sedition Act of 1918 is passed, making criticism of the government an imprisonable offense.

1988: A report by U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop states that the addictive properties of nicotine are similar to those of heroin and cocaine.

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

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