5 Things You Need to Know Today, May 21

A chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and Town Meeting reconvenes this evening.

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

Today is Monday, May 21. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Chance of showers and t-storms: Looks like it could be a wet day. According to the National Weather Service we have a 50/50 chance of showers today before 1 p.m. and thunderstorms before 3 p.m. Otherwise cloudy with a high near 66 degrees. Showers likely tonight with a low around 56.
  • Town Meeting: The 2012 May Town Meeting continues at 7:30 p.m. this evening in the auditorium at Burlington High School. The focus of debate tonight is the .
  • TAG: The is meeting at the at 8 p.m. tonight. The primary focuses of the group is to make suggestions for addition to the Burlington's Young Adult collection, brainstorm ideas for programs, help make the Young Adults section more inviting, and to assist the library in managing the library's online teen spaces and with the Teen Summer Reading Program. Great way for teenagers to get involved in the community. Open to all and walk-ins are welcome.
  • Preserve the park: The are  tonight at 7 p.m. in the Folgelberg A meeting room at the . The purpose of this meeting is to To discuss and plan strategies to ensure that in Burlington and Woburn remains open to the public for recreation and conservation.
  • I can't drive... 15???: On this day in 1901, Connecticut regulated the speed of motor vehicles, setting the country's first speed limit. The law said cars could not go more than 12 miles per hour on city roads, 15 on country roads. Two years later, New York adopted its own code. But by 1930, there were still states that had no speed limit. In fact, some states didn't even require driver's licenses! In 1974, then-President Richard Nixon signed the national speed limit law—55 miles per hour on all highways—but it was later repealed in 1995. Now, states have the say on how fast you can drive on roads.


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