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5 Things You Need to Know Today, April 30

A sunny and kind-of warm day, a variety of public meetings and calling all bloggers.

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 30. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Sunny but not super-warm: Looks like a pretty nice day today, but not quite up to the temperatures we had a few weeks ago. According to the National Weather Service we can expect sunny skies with a high near 62 degrees. A chance of showers late tonight with a low around 43. 
  • Public meetings: The Board of Health is meeting at the , room 207, at 10 a.m. The Board of Selectmen is meeting at 6 p.m. in the main hearing room at for a special meeting on the May Town Meeting warrant. The Information System Advisory is meeting at 7 p.m. in the basement meeting room in the Town Hall Annex.
  • Home games: The varsity sports teams have a couple of home games today. The boys varsity tennis team is hosting a match against Wakefield High at 3:30 p.m. at Rahanis Park. The varsity boys lacrosse team is playing Arlington High at 5 p.m. at the high school.
  • Calling all bloggers: Burlington Patch is still looking for new bloggers. Do you have a hobby you'd like to talk about, an area of expertise you can share or just a desire to share your thoughts? Would you like to weigh in on what's going on around town or in the national election? Sign up to blog on Burlington Patch and share with the community. Send an email to Richard.Hosford@patch.com for more information.
  • The first inauguration: On this day in 1789, George Washington was inaugurated as the first president on the United States. Elected in February with the constitution taking effect in March, Congress sent word to Washington that he had won the presidency. On April 30th, Washington crossed the Hudson River and was sworn into office at Federal Hall on Wall Street. Washington then read his inaugural address to Congress, before the evening celebration began and ended with 13 skyrockets and a 13 shot cannon salute.

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