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Committee to Hear Plans for Gravestone Preservation, Affordable Housing

A daily look at five things to know to get the day started from Hamilton-Wenham Patch.

Wenham Cemetery
Wenham Cemetery

It is Tuesday, Jan. 21. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham: 

1. Frigid: We’re headed straight into the deep freeze on Tuesday, with the forecast calling for a high temperature around 20 degrees. Clouds will be around most of the day with snow moving in during the late afternoon or evening.

2. State of the State: Gov. Deval Patrick will deliver his final State of the Commonwealth speech at 7 p.m. from the House Chambers on Beacon Hill. Patrick will not seek reelection this November and the state’s next governor will deliver the speech next January. Check television listings to find a channels that will air the speech.

3. Registration: Registration opens on Tuesday for winter children’s programs at Hamilton-Wenham Library. Registration starts at 10 a.m. in person in the children’s room for things such as Baby Bookworms and Music & Movement plus Rhythm and Rhyme for pre-K kindergarten and Lego-Mania for grades kindergarten through grade 5.

4. Governor: Speaking of the race to become the next Governor of Massachusetts, Suffolk University is hosting a series of discussions with gubernatorial candidates during the next few weeks. On Tuesday, the series hosts Joe Avellone, a Democrat from Wellesley, during the free lunchtime event from noon-1:30 p.m. in the first-floor function room of Sargent Hall at 120 Tremont St. in Boston. It is free and open to the public.

5. CPC: The Wenham Community Preservation Committee meets on Tuesday night to hear presentations from the groups seeking Community Preservation Act money at this spring’s Annual Town Meeting. The committee is meeting at the Senior Center building on School Street at 7:30 p.m., where presentations will come from Cemetery Commission for gravestone preservation, Harborlight Affordable Housing for an affordable housing project on Maple Street and Town Clerk Trudy Reid for Town Hall records preservation.

To find out what is going on today in Hamilton and Wenham, check out our events listings.

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