"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
1. Thursday's weather will look very similar to Wednesday's. According to Weather.com, temperatures rise to about 45° on Thursday to go along with mostly cloudy skies. There is not much chance of rain, with only a 10 percent shot at precipitation.
2. Today is jam packed with meetings scheduled around town. First at 1:30 p.m., the Elderly Services Commission meets at the Senior Center, followed by a 5 p.m. Water and Sewer Commission meeting at Town Hall, Room 9. The High School Building Committee will hold its own session in the same location beginning at 6:30 p.m.
3. If you run a local business, let us know your holiday hours. Will your business be open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve or New Year's Day? Let us know in the comments section of our article.
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