5 Things You Need To Know Today: May 14
Special Town Meeting begins tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall; Annual Meeting may continue.
“Five Things You Need to Know Today” is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
1. Rain returns: Showers are likely before noon, with a possible thunderstorm between noon and 3 p.m. and a chance of more rain through the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Otherwise, the day will be mostly cloudy with a high near 70 degrees. More showers are possible this evening, mainly after 10 p.m., with a low around 54.
2. Special Town Meeting: Needham’s spring 2012 Special Town Meeting will begin tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Powers Hall on the second floor of Town Hall. The special meeting will address unfinished business from the current fiscal year, FY2012. The warrant features 12 articles, including a proposed $1.175 million land purchase for 58 Lincoln Street and 89 School Street, for possible future expansion of the police and fire stations. If all the business is completed early enough tonight, Town Meeting members will pick up where they left off with the 2012 Annual Town Meeting.
3. SEPAC meeting: The Needham Special Education Parent Advisory Council will meet tonight at Broadmeadow Elementary School. Drop by for socializing and refreshments at 7 p.m., with business to begin at 7:30 p.m. Tonight’s topic is “Teen Years: Is it Adolescence or is it AS?” Needham SEPAC is open to any resident of Needham or parent of a student in the Needham schools who is interested in the special education of Needham students. Join at any time by attending a meeting. For more information, visit needhamsepac.org.
4. Crafts at the library: Children ages 2-6 can drop by the Needham Free Public Library today from 10:30-11:15 a.m. for “Transportation Week” crafts. This program is free and open to all children accompanied by an adult; please plan to arrive within the first half our of the program.
5. Safety first: The Needham Police Department, working with the State Police and other Massachusetts agencies, will be on the lookout for drivers not wearing their seatbelts during a “Click It or Ticket” campaign that starts today and runs through June 3. The campaign is designed to raise awareness of the importance of seatbelt use, with the ultimate goal of saving lives, according to a press release. According to Massachusetts law, all drivers and passengers age 12 and over must wear seatbelts while riding in a motor vehicle, with a few exceptions. Younger children should be placed in the appropriate child safety seat. Adults (age 16 and over) found not to be wearing their seatbelts can be fined $25 each, plus $25 for each passenger between the ages of 12 and 15 who is not properly restrained.