Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
Today is Thursday, June 7. Here are 5 things you need to know:
- Chance of t-storms: Looks like we may have some thunder this morning. According to the National Weather Service we can expect isolated thunderstorms followed by a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9 a.m. Otherwise mostly cloudy with a high near 72 degrees. A slight chance of showers tonight with a low around 52.
- Public meetings: The Housing Authority is meeting is 10 a.m. in the Housing Authority Office, 15 Birchcrest St. The Planning Board is meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the main hearing room at .
- Fun for the little ones: The Burlington Public Library is hosting a "Preschool Fun & Games" program from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. today. Kids are invited to be part of a life-sized board game and learn social skills.
- Home game: 's boys varsity track team is hosting a meet at 3:30 p.m. for a tournament game at the high school.
- An actual WMD program in Iraq?: On this day in 1981 the Israeli air force launched Operation Opera, also known as Operation Babylon, that destroyed a partially-built nuclear reactor in Iraq, about 10 miles southeast of Baghdad. Iraq had purchased the reactor, named Osirak, from France, the those two countries insisted its purpose was for peaceful scientific research, but the Israelis believes the Iraqis were planning to build a nuclear weapons and destroyed in, saying they were acting in self defense, with F-16 fighter jets. Iran, take note.