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5 Things You Need to Know Today, March 22

A sunny and warm day, a Conservation Commission meeting and a retirement party.

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 22. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Sunny and almost hot: Looks like another very nice day today. According to the National Weather Service we can expect sunny skies with a high near 84 degrees today. A slight chance of showers overnight with a low around 53. 
  • 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 "Indonesia"
  • Retirement party: The Burlington Board of Selectmen are honoring retiring Town Administrator Robert Mercier with a celebration at Cafe Escadrille tonight. The party will run from 5 to 8 p.m. and include hors devours and a cash bar. .
  • Beginning of books: For today's history fact we are going quite far back. On this day in 1457 the Gutenberg Bible, also known as the Mazarin Bible or the 42-Line Bible, was the first major book printed with moveable type in the western world. It was also the first book produced with a printing press, marking the start of the "Gutenberg Revolution" which saw the age of the printed book.

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