5 Things You Need To Know Today, Tuesday, March 5
Bits of knowledge to help make you the smartest person at the bus stop.
Here are 5 pieces of information designed to get your Tuesday off to a flying start and to help make you the smartest person in your office.
1. Your 3-Day Local Weather Forecast:
- According to the NWS, today there will be a slight chance of snow showers before 11am, then a slight chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. North wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
- Tuesday Night A slight chance of rain showers before 10pm, then a chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. North wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
- Wednesday A chance of snow showers before 10am, then a chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Northeast wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
- Wednesday Night A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Northeast wind 14 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
- Thursday A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 37. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
- Thursday Night A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
2. It's Happening Today: Boston History Writer to Speak at Tewksbury Public Library. It’s a common belief that our Puritan forefathers were an austere and prudish population, though in fact, many of them began their day with a frothy mug of flip or a large tankard of ale. Boston history writer and journalist Stephanie Schorow dispels this and other misconceptions about Boston’s long and storied relationship with alcohol and barrooms in her new book Drinking Boston: A History of the City and Its Spirits, which she will discuss at Tewksbury Public Library on Tuesday, March 5th at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and attendees are asked to register through the library’s website ahead of time.
3. Reader Comment of the Day: "Welcome to the battle Rep. Lyons!" Reader Bob, commenting on the story, "Rep. Lyons Calls For Major Overhaul of Dept. of Public Health."
4. Quote of the Day: "Our main concern is that, as members of the organization, this was all done in a very hush-hush manner. In other words something seems rotten in Denmark." Former FOSEK Board member Ed Connerty, talking about the decision to dissolve FOSEK and turn over operation of the groups sports programs to Liam Nation.
5. Fire on Ice: The Tewksbury/Methuen girls varsity hockey team is now two wins away from a Division 2 Championship in their first year as a varsity program. Last night, the No. 20 Red Rangers (11-7-3) upset No. 5 Gardner for their third straight tournament win. Their semifinal opponent will be No. 1 seed Duxbury.