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 Monday, Oct. 17. Here are 5 things you need to know:
- Sunny and brisk: Looks like it will be a nice fall day today. According to the National Weather Service we can expect mostly sunny skies with a high temperature near 66 degrees. Partly cloudy tonight with a low around 42.
- Selectmen: The is meeting at 7 p.m. today in the second-floor meeting room of . Each meeting begins with a time for residents to express their concerns. Come down and be heard.
- 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 updates members on activities, plan future activities and sign up new members. The group is always looking for new people to lend their time, energy and ideas.
- Home game: The Burlington High School girls varsity field hockey team is hosting a home game against Wilmington High at 3:45 p.m. this afternoon at the school.
- Scarface goes to prison: On this day in 1931, famed gangster Al Capone, aka Scarface, lands in prison on tax evasion charges. The gangster committed several crimes, including murder, but only the tax evasion charges managed to stick. Capone’s notorious reputation got him transferred to Alcatraz in California, where he served the rest of his sentence until 1939. Capone would die early, at age 48, in 1947.