Five Things You Need To Know Today, Sept. 7
How did the first day of school go? Supt. Donovan lets us know in today's column.
Here are five things you need to know today in Woburn:
1) Event spotlight
A Wood Street family is holding a special yard sale tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to the sale of new toys, there will also be new and used clothes, household items and books. All of the proceeds will go to cancer research! There will even be a raffle for two Twilight books. Click here for more information.
2) A great start
Woburn Public Schools Superintendent Mark Donovan reported yesterday that the first day of school was a success. On the schools' website, Supt. Donovan said, "Thanks to the hard work of our staff, we had a great opening day. It was good to see our students return for the new school year. There was a great deal of excitement and anticipation in the air as students met their new teachers." Supt. Donovan also thanked Police Chief Robert Ferullo and City Clerk Bill Campbell for their work in ensuring that the first day of school, and primary election, went off "without a hitch."
According to the National Weather Service, we could end our week with a bang—of thunder, that is. The NWS is forecasting thunder and rain, probably after 2 p.m., and mostly sunny skies in the morning. Expect temperatures to be in the mid-80s.
4) In case you missed it
Woburn Firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze at dinnertime Tuesday. And while the fire was out quickly, they were on scene for another two hours investigating and overhauling. Turns out the Woburn Police arson investigators found something in the house. What was it? Find out in our story from yesterday.
5) A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Panama
On this day in 1977, U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Panamanian General Omar Torrijos Herrera signed the Torrijos-Carter Treaties which stated the Panama Canal would be turned over to Panama's control in the year 2000. The canal, built by the United States (started by the French) between 1881 and 1914, allowed ships to cross Central America without going around South America and revolutionized maritime trading for the entire region. The canal also gave us the palindrome that is the tag for the history fact.
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