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Five Things to Know on Oct. 2: Gas Prices Shoot Up

An essential get-me-going daily morning column from Hamilton-Wenham Patch.

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 2. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham:

1. Warmer: Tuesday is shaping up to be a decent day weatherwise with partly sunny skies and temperatures well into the 70s. There's a chance of a shower in the afternoon.

2. Foliage: There’s already some incredibly bright trees here and there in Hamilton and Wenham as the foliage season gets closer. As part of this story, there’s a photo of some bright foliage at the corner of Essex Street and Miles River Road in Hamilton. Where have you seen a colorful tree?

3. Transportation: The state Department of Transportation is holding a series of meeting across the state this fall to encourage a “conversation” about the future of transportation in the state. On Tuesday night, the meeting is in Worcester and there’s no meeting specifically scheduled for our area. But there is a meeting on Oct. 23 from 6:45-8:45 p.m. in the Haverhill Public Library Auditorium and Nov. 27 from 6-8 p.m. at the McGlynn Middle School Auditorium in Medford. In all cases, the meeting are designed to have  “the users of our system to share their ideas, thoughts and proposals for improving and paying for our transportation network,” according to Transportation Secretary Richard Davey.

4. Gas: Gas prices have shot up in the past few days. The least expensive gallon of gas in the two towns is at G & M Motors at $3.87. At Oliver Gulf and Hamilton Convenience, a gallon is $3.91, up for $3.81 at the end of last week. A gallon is $4.09 at Fallon’s Auto.

5. Wenham Selectmen: The Wenham Board of Selectmen meet on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Wenham Town Hall, with an agenda that expects the meeting to last about an hour. The board will, among other items, hear about a draft flag policy.

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

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