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5 Things You Need to Know Today, July 17

A very hot day, a couple of public meetings and word games at the library.

Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 

Today is Tuesday, July 17. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Partly sunny, very hot: Looks like a real scorcher today. According to the National Weather Service we can expect partly sunny skies with a high near 96 degrees. Mostly cloudy tonight with a low around 73. 
  • Public meetings: The Board of Appeals is meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the main hearing room at . The School Committee is meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room at . 
  • Word game: The Library is also hosting a event for students entering grades 4 to 8 at 3:30 p.m. today. No registration required. Come down, hang out with friends and meet new people and play Scrabble.
  • New career help: The is hosting a  program from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today. This is a networking and workshop dedicated to providing a 'roadmap to re-employment' for transitioning professionals. It is free and all are welcome.
  • Which way to California?: On this day in 1938, "Wrong Way" Douglas Corrigan was given permission from aviation authorities to fly from New York to California in a little 1929 Curtiss Robin aircraft. But Corrigan really wanted to make history and fly across the Atlantic Ocean. However, authorities said his plane would never make it and said he could only take it across land to the West Coast. Corrigan took off from New York with his plane facing west, but in the air, he made a 180-degree turn and took off. More than a day later, "Wrong Way" landed in Ireland, telling everyone he had lost direction and his compass malfunctioned. Wink, wink!

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