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5 Things You Need to Know Today, April 2

Morning showers, town administrator finalist interviews and put a blue light for autism.

Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section.

Today is Monday, April 2. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Morning showers, then sun: Looks like we may have a wet morning, but it will improve as the day goes on. According to the National Weather Service we can expect a chance of showers this morning, followed by gradually sunny skies. High near 50 degrees. Clear tonight with a low around 30. 
  • Finalist interviews: The Burlington Board of Selectmen is meeting at 6 p.m. this evening in the main hearing room at . The purpose of the meeting is to meet and interview the .
  • Shine a blue light for autism: Today is Autism Speaks' "Light It Up Blue" Autism Awareness Today. Put out a blue light on your home, work or other place to stand in solidarity for autism research. 
  • Preserve the park: The are  tonight at 7 p.m. in the Folgelberg A meeting room at the . Today is the annual meeting for organization and elections.
  • Pope John Paul II: On this day in 2005, 85-year-old Pope John Paul II died of natural causes at his home in the Vatican. The first non-Italian to serve as pope since the 16th century, Pope John Paul II was popular among Catholics. Nearly 2 million people attended his funeral. The pope was born in Poland as Karol Jozef Wojtyla. When he was 58, he was named pope after seven rounds of voting.

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