Thursday: Storm! Wind, rain & wet snow. Accumulating snow likely along & outside I-95 Thursday. Highs from 31-37. Northeast wind 15-35mph with gusts near 50mph along the coast.
Friday: Light rain & snow tapers to cloudy skies by afternoon. Highs from 35-40. Northeast wind 10-20mph. See "special map" for snow totals.
Saturday: Just dandy with clouds and sun skies. Highs in the low 50s....low 40s along the coast (welcome to sea breeze season).
2. NO PLACE FOR HATE COMMITTEE MEETING: Today at 7 p.m., the No Place for Hate committee will meet at Congregation Beth Elohim, 133 Prospect Street, Acton. The group will be discussing and planning activities for the coming months.
The committee is best known for sponsoring the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast. We want to expand our outreach during the rest of the year. At the most recent Breakfast, audience members suggested that the committee sponsor additional events including: panel discussions, interactive workshops, and presentations on issues of community concern. Topics of interest include relationships and activities to reflect the rich diversity in Acton and creating links with students in more urban areas.
Members of the committee include Acton residents, A-B students and staff member. We invite you to join us.
3. MEET THE CANDIDATES: Candidates in the contested races for Sudbury Public School Committee, the Planning Board and the Park & Recreation Commission will face off when the League of Women Voters of Sudbury sponsors its 57th annual Candidates’ Night on Thursday, March 7.
Candidates’ Night will be held at the Goodnow Library, 21 Concord Rd., in Sudbury. The program starts at 7:30 p.m., with coffee and a chance to meet the candidates at 7:15 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
The election is Monday, March 25, and polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
4. ODD HOLIDAYS HELD TODAY: Today is National Crown Roast of Pork Day. National Crown Roast of Pork Day is a special day to cook and eat pork. To participate in this day it must be crown roast pork. Any other just will not do.
- 1850 — Daniel Webster gave a three-hour speech endorsing the Compromise of 1850.
- 1876 — Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for the telephone.
- 1936 — Adolf Hitler broke the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact when he ordered troops to march into the Rhineland.
- 1945 — During World War II, U.S. troops crossed the bridge at Remagen, the first incursion into Germany by Allied forces.
- 1965 — Peaceful civil rights demonstrators marching from Selma, Ala., are brutally attacked with billy clubs and tear gas by police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The event is later called “Bloody Sunday.”
- 2004 — V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire was invested as the first openly gay Episcopal Church bishop.
- 2005 — John R. Bolton was nominated by President Bush to be U.S. ambassador to the UN.