5 Things You Need to Know Today, March 6

Clear and cool day, a presidential primary vote 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. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section.

Today is Tuesday, March 6. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Sunny and cool: Looks like another clear day today. According to the National Weather Service we can expect sunny skies with a high temperature near 34 degrees. Partly cloudy tonight with a low around 24. 
  • Primary vote: The Massachusetts Presidential Primary is today. Burlington voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Burlington High School. Volunteers at the school will help voters find their correct precinct and party ballot. . 
  • Storytimes: The  is offering a three story times today. The first is e for children 18 to 36 months at 10:15 a.m. followed by  for children 3 to 6 at 11 a.m. In the evening the library is hosting for children 3 to 7 at 7 p.m.
  • Word game: Enjoy Scrabble? Want to brush up your skills for Words With Friends? The Burlington Library is also hosting  today from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. today. The club is open to all children in grades 4 through 8 and offers them a chance to learn the game, have friendly competition and meet new friends.
  • And that's the way it is: On this day in 1981 legendary broadcast journalist and new anchor Walter Cronkite retired after 19 years as anchorman for CBS Evening News. Often referred to as "the most trusted man in America," through his career Cronkite reported on many momentous events during his long career, including bombings in World War II, the Iran Hostage Crisis and the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Beatles member John Lennon. Cronkite was also known for his coverage of the U.S. Space Program and the first Moon Landing. Cronkite died on July 17, 2009, at the age of 92.


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