5 Things You Need To Know Today: Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011

Bits of knowledge to help make you the smartest person in the drive-thru.

Here are five pieces of information designed to start your Thursday with a bang and help make you the smartest person at your breakfast table.

1. Today's Local Weather Forecast: According to the NWS, today will be sunny, with a high near 55. Calm wind becoming west between 5 and 8 mph. Tonight: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 36. West wind around 6 mph.

2. Reader Comment Of The Day: Regarding our story, "Teens Arrested In Violent Home Invasion," Mike T took exception to another reader's claim that police log items should not be run online. -- "I don't think there is any doubt these feral youths committed this crime. Posting these arrests online is one of the few good uses of the internet! This is a great form of deterrence towards potential criminals and towards future crimes by the individuals posted. We all have the right to know of this information and to be made aware. Long live the scarlet letter!"

3. It's Happening Today: Postponed yesterday because of poor field conditions, No.7 Tewksbury hosts No. 10 Wayland in a Division 2 North Sectional playoff game at

4. Quote Of The Day: "They turned out to be even better than we expected. We figured we'd be in the hunt (for an MVC title), but they have exceeded expectations." TMHS volleyball Coach Jim Ray, after his team won their first-ever MVC Division 2 league title.

5. It's Happening Tonight: There will be a College Financing Seminar tonight at 6 p.m. at Tewksbury High. This is a free event and I don’t often give personal directives but this is a must if you have children of any age that you hope will go to college some day. I have two sons in college and let me tell you, this type of information on the multitude of creative ways you can pay for college -- grants, loans, scholarships, etc ---- is critical. If you can make it to this event, it is well worth a couple of hours of your time.

And before you leave for work, make sure you check


Dirk Anderson November 03, 2011 at 05:14 PM
One more item all Tewksbury residents need to be aware of. Alexander Smith and Raymond Tremlett, the two fine young boys who have been alleged to break into a home, hit a man with a mallet, choke him with a crowbar and stuff a rag in his mouth, are out on $5,000 bail.
Dave November 03, 2011 at 06:45 PM
If only the homeowner had an LTC possibly justice would have been served!


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