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5 Things You Need to Know Today: Monday, Aug. 27

Bits of knowledge to help you be the smartest person doing last-minute Back-To-School shopping.

Here are five pieces of information designed to help you get the final week of summer off to a sizzling start and to help make you the smartest person in the coffee shop.

1. Your 3-Day Local Weather Forecast: According to the NWS, there will be patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 86. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

  • Monday Night A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1am. Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Tuesday Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 9am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 9am and 5pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 7 to 13 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. Northwest wind 3 to 8 mph.
  • Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 78.
  • Wednesday Night Clear, with a low around 54.

2. It's Happening Today: Open Houses galore! Tewksbury's four elementary schools will all be holding open houses today. , and will all begin at 3 p.m. will start at 6 p.m.

3. Reader Comment of the Day: "I am pretty sure the football team did get their passes early. They were gettin papers ready before they left for camp. They were talkin about their spaces." Reader Trish, commenting on the story,

4. Quote of the Day: "This is a huge commitment for the family, and it was a family decision." Tewksbury K-9 Police Officer Al Piccolo, talking about the decision to

5. Open For Business: On the off chance you might have missed the announcements, Tewksbury has two new eateries open for business. For those with a sweet tooth, On the other side of town, Tewksbury's newest Italian restaurant, Good luck to both restaurants!!

Paul August 27, 2012 at 11:14 AM
Why would that be the comment of the day? In a previous comment, the mother of a football playing senior expressly refuted the claim they got their permits early. Way to stir the pot, Bill.
Mike August 27, 2012 at 02:25 PM
I know. That's a terrible comment to be the comment of the day that person didn't know what they were talking about.
denise August 27, 2012 at 05:32 PM
I have gotten several calls/emails/texts about the police station phone lines being down...Call 911 in an emergency!!!!
malcolm nichols August 28, 2012 at 01:19 AM
Al Fresca was very good (they should also have there liquor license by now). Orange Leaf was good too and quite busy with teens.

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