Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
Today is Monday, Sept. 10. Here are 5 things you need to know:
- Sunny but cooler: Looks like a nice, but not very hot, day today. According to the National Weather Service we can expect mostly sunny skies with a high near 71 degrees. Mostly clear tonight with a low around 47.
- Public meetings: The Burlington Board of Selectmen is meeting at 7 p.m. in the main hearing room at this evening. The Recreation Commission is meeting at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at .
- Scout presentation: The is hosting a public presentation of Girl Scout Gold Award project by Kristina Ryan. Free and all are welcome.
- 140 character news: Did you know Burlington Patch uses Twitter to post updates of area new throughout the day? If you'd like to stay updated and join in the conversation, follow us on Twitter by following @BurlingtonPatch.
- The first drunk driving arrest: On this day in 1897, a London cab driver was the first person ever arrested for drunk driving. George Smith, 25, drove his taxi into a building. He plead guilty and was fined 25 shillings. Drunk driving laws would not come to America until 1910, when New York implemented impaired driving laws. As proven by countless Woburn Patch police logs, drunk driving is still an issue today.