Things you need to know on October 21.

Thanks to MetroNews Source for the following.

  • Secretary of the State Denise Merrill says people must register at their town hall by October 27th in order to vote in the November municipal elections. Also any adult with a valid Department of Motor Vehicles driver's license or identification card can also register to vote online at the Secretary of the State website.

 

  • Hundreds of layoffs are expected today at Bristol based ESPN. Bloomberg reports that at least 350 jobs are being cut, although it's unclear how many of the positions being eliminated are in Connecticut. ESPN has more than four-thousand Connecticut workers at their Bristol headquarters and eight-thousand total employees around the world.

 

  • Marty McFly time traveled forward to October 21, 2015 in the 1989 film "Back to the Future Part Two." The movie made some bold predictions about what life would be like in the year 2015. We'd have self-tying shoes, flying cars powered by fusion engines, and hoverboards. Some of those dreams of the future are closer than you might think. Lexus has made a hoverboard ,Nike has filed a patent for shoes with self-tying laces. The film also predicted that the Chicago Cubs would win the 2015 World Series!

 

  • This new report is bound to confuse and anger many. But here it is nonetheless. The American Cancer Society is updating its mammogram recommendations. Instead of age 40, the organization says you should start getting mammograms at age 45. To read the report click on The American Cancer Society.

 

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