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5 Things You Need to Know Today, March 15

Morning fog, a Planning Board meeting and a bluegrass jam.

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 feature in the comments section.

Today is Thursday, March 15. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Morning fog, then partly sunny: Careful during the morning commute today. The National Weather Service is calling for morning fog that may reduce visibility. Otherwise partly sunny with a high near 49 degrees. A chance of overnight showers with a low around 33. 
  • Public meeting: The Burlington at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the main hearing room at Town Hall. Included on the agenda is a discussion the and the . 
  • Bluegrass gathering: is hosting a  at 7 p.m. this evening. Bring your banjos, guitars, mandolins, dobros, fiddles, basses and voices for a Low-impact, stress-free, good old-fashioned Bluegrass Jam. Open to all and cost is $5.
  • Great Decisions discussion: The hosting the latest of an eight part series on U.S. Foreign Policy led by Dr. Craig Brandt, a former naval officer and experienced 'Great Decisions' discussion leader. The discussion will run from 10:30 a.m. to noon and today's topic is "State of the Oceans."
  • Certified gold: On this day in 1958, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) awarded the first Gold Record in history. The award went to singer Perry Como for the single “Catch a Falling Star.” The second honoree? Laurie London for “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.” And the third Gold Record went to Elvis Presley for “Hard Headed Woman” in August, 1958.

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