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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 25. Here are 5 things you need to know:
- Sunny skies: Looks like a bright, and not too cold, day today. According to the National Weather Service we can expect mostly sunny skies with a high near 40 degrees. Mostly cloudy tonight though clear later with a low around 22.
- Town Meeting: Burlington's , which , will reconvene at 7:30 p.m. this evening in the Burlington High School auditorium. Still up for discussion is a variety of zoning and general bylaw warrant articles.
- Grandview meeting: The is meeting in the basement lounge of the Annex Building at 7 p.m.
- Home games: Both varsity ice hockey teams are hosting home games today against Arlington High at the . The boys take to the ice at 6:15 p.m. and the girls play at 8:10 p.m. Bring a to help support the Burlington Food Pantry, which will be collecting donations.
- One really big diamond: On this day in 1905, the world’s largest diamond is found in Pretoria, South Africa. The diamond weighed in at just over one pound, but was an astonishing 3,106-carats. That is one really big diamond! The diamond was named the Cullinane, after the owner of the mine where it was found. The diamond was later cut by Joseph Asscher of the Asscher Diamond company. The largest stone left from the Cullinane is 503 carats, the second-largest is 317 carats. The two stones are on display in the Tower of London with the rest of the Crown Jewels of Britain.