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 Wednesday, Nov. 9. Here are 5 things you need to know:
- Rainy day: Looks like a good day to pack the umbrella. According to the National Weather Service we can expect rain, heavy at times, after 10 a.m. today. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent and we could get between a quarter and half an inch. High temperature near 61. Rain tonight with a low around 42.
- Public meetings: The Burlington is holding a 10 a.m. meeting in room 136 of the . The is meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
- Yard waste: The Town has announced the pick-up days for yard waste for November. Click the link for a road-by-road schedule: Link to Burlington.org.
- Garden club: The Burlington Garden Club is meeting at 7 p.m. this evening at the .
- Boston ablaze: On this day in 1872, a large fire destroyed most of downtown Boston. Although firefighting units from Massachusetts, Maine and Connecticut battled the blaze throughout the night, the fire, which began in a warehouse basement at Kingston and Summer streets, was not extinguished until the next morning. The fire destroyed hundreds of building and killed 14 people. But, in the aftermath, the city created a new fire prevention and firefighting system. The city also established the Financial District, which would become a key business area for the city and the New England area.