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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 29. Here are 5 things you need to know:
- Snow likely: Looks like winter may finally be catching up to us. According to the National Weather Service we can expect snow today, mostly after 2 p.m. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent and less than an inch is possible today and a high temperature near 36. More snow likely tonight with a possible three to seven inches of new accumulation. Click here for a detailed story on the NWS storm watch.
- Public meetings: The Burlington at 4 p.m. today in the Town Hall Annex basement meeting room to discuss the and traffic mitigation. The at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall main hearing room to discuss department budgets.
- Mosquito spray opt-out: Tomorrow is the deadline for anyone who would like to exclude their property from mosquito control spraying next summer. They should send a certified letter to the by March 1 that includes your name, address, telephone number and the spray program for which the exclusion is requested. In addition the boundaries of the property should be marked every 50 feet by orange surveyors tape or other appropriate means. The type of markings should be stated in the certified letter. For more information call the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project at 781-899-5730.
- Stories for kids: The will be holding at 10:15 a.m. today. The program is aimed at children 18-36 months old and includes stories, puppets and music. At 11 a.m. the library is hosting , a program to help children build language skills, for children 3 to 6 years old.
- It's Leap Day: On this day, Feb. 29, every four years, modern society does its best to keep up with the sun, moon and stars. The Earth orbits the sun every 365.242 days, which doesn't really make for a convenient calendar. So, every four years, we add an extra day to February to even things out. One Leap Day tradition is that women propose to their boyfriends.