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Tentative 2015 School Budget to be Voted Thursday Night

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

The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District offices.
The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District offices.

It is Thursday, Jan. 9. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham:

1. Warmer: All things are relative, and on Thursday it will be “warmer” than the past few days, with a high temperature in the upper-20s. The sky will be sunny with northwest wind blowing at about 10 miles per hour.

2. Gluten-Free: The Appleton Cooks! series at Appleton Farms offers a class about cooking gluten-free bread, pizza and pasta on Thursday evening. It runs from 6-9 p.m. and is $75 for Trustees of the Reservations members and $85 for non-members. The end of the workshop includes “a full meal together.”

3. Skating: Top figure skaters have arrived in Boston for the weekend, just before the Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The U.S. Figure Skating Championships will be at the TD Garden all weekend and the competition will decide the national champion and also help determine the team headed to next month’s Olympics.

4. Casinos: State officials continue to decide the future of gambling in Massachusetts, including two proposals on the north side of Boston. The state Gaming Commission meets on Thursday morning at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center where it will, among other things, decide the order of presentations to be given by resort-casino applicants scheduled for Jan. 22. Two of those applicants are on our side of Boston – at the former Monsanto Chemical Co. property in Everett and Suffolk Downs in Revere. The meeting lives streams online.

5. School Committee: The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee meets on Thursday night at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Buker Elementary School. The committee is expected to get an update on the projects to make improvements at Buker and Winthrop schools that were both approved by voters in recent months, plus are scheduled to vote on a tentative fiscal 2015 budget.

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

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