Things you need to know on May 8.

Thanks to MetroNews Source and the Danbury News Times for the following.

  • The man dubbed "Monsignor Meth" found out his fate yesterday. Senior U.S. District Judge Alfred Covello sentenced Monsignor Kevin Wallin to 65 months in prison. The 28 months Wallin spent detained without bond will be credited, reducing his term to 37 months. If he successfully completes a 500-hour drug treatment program in prison, another year will be knocked off, reducing his remaining time to 25 months. There's also a possible credit of up to 10 months for good behavior and the chance that the Danbury priest could spend the final 10 percent of his sentence in a halfway house.
  • A proposal advanced by state lawmakers sets a minimum age for anyone driving a boat pulling a skier or tuber. The state Senate yesterday passed a bill prompted by a boating accident last summer that killed 16-year-old Emily Fedorko. The bill sets the minimum age at 16, and the person must have a state-issued boating certificate or a boating license from the Coast Guard.
  • Hundreds of parents, teachers and students from across Connecticut want their voices heard. And to do so they rallied on the north steps of the State Capitol yesterday to urge lawmakers to return charter school funding to the state budget. Governor Malloy's budget proposal included the charter school funding, but it was removed in the budget passed by the legislature's Appropriations Committee.
  • Saturday May 9 is the 23 "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive. Time to check your cabinets or hit the grocery store as mail carriers will be out in force collecting food donations nationwide. It's part of the National Association of Letter Carriers "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive. They are looking for  non-perishable food items so please help as much as you can.

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