1. It’s Friday and the weekend is nigh. Today will be partly cloudy with a high temperature of 87 degrees, according to The Weather Channel. Tonight will also be partly cloudy with a low temperature of 68 degrees.
2. On This Day in: 1896, A.H. Whiting won the first automobile race held on a racetrack. The race was held in Cranston, RI; 1930, the cartoon "Blondie" made its first appearance in the comic strips; 1966, the final episode of the original "The Dick Van Dyke Show" was aired on CBS-TV; 1979, ESPN, the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, made its debut on cable TV; and 1998, Mark McGwire set a new major league baseball record for most home runs hit in a single season. The previous record was 61 set in 1961.
3. There will be a Vendor Fair to raise money for the Windsor Locks Historical Train Station from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the .
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