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5 Things You Need to Know Today, Jan. 10

Today's weather, a meeting to support the library and how you can share what is important to you with the community.

"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 new feature in the comments section.

Today is Monday, Jan. 10. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Sunny but cold: Well, the snow we were all expecting this weekend never panned out and the clear winter weather will continue today. Temperatures are supposed to be in the high-20s to low-30s and the sun will be shining. 
  • Support the library: The holds many resources available to the public and puts on a variety of events for members of the community to enjoy. However, the library needs public support and you can help. Come down to the annual meeting tonight at 7 p.m. tonight at the library to find out how you can help support this important public institution. 
  • Board of Selectmen: The Burlington is also meeting at 7 p.m. tonight. The meeting will be in the hearing room on the second floor of . Each meeting kicks off with a public forum, so come down and let town leaders know what has been on your mind. 
  • Not just for meetings: Did you know Patch's Events page isn't just for meetings or events? Have you recently gotten engaged or tied the knot? Had a birth, big anniversary or birthday in the family? Share your big moments with your neighbors here at Patch.
  • Have some common sense: On this day in 1776, Thomas Paine published “Common Sense.” Paine was a ture patriot and exhibited enthusiasm for the Revolution and the promise of the new country, exemplified with statements such as "The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind." He also had sage advice for his fellow countryment. One of our favorites, a plea to always strive for greater compassion and understanding, is "When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary." Smart guy.

For more things to do today, check out our Events page.

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