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Five Things to Know on Oct. 3: Understanding the Ballot Questions

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

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 3. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham:

1. Voter Forum: Wednesday night will offer voters a chance to become more informed on some of both the statewide and local issues that will be on ballots later this fall. To start, speakers on both sides of Question 2 “Prescribing Medication to End Life” and Question 3, “Medical Use of Marijuana” will speak at an event Wednesday night. The second hour will be devoted to a presentation and discussion about a $2 million debt exclusion override request to fund capital projects in the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District. The forum starts at 7 p.m. at Buker Elementary School and is scheduled to end at 8:45 p.m. – in time to get home and watch the Presidential debate from Colorado at 9 p.m.

2. Helicopters: If you see some low-flying helicopters in the area on Wednesday, there is probably no reason for concern. National Grid said that it will have low-flying helicopters over its power lines all across the North Shore on Wednesday,. The flyovers are designed to inspect the lines and even though National Grid serves the two towns it did not specifically say the helicopters would be over Hamilton or Wenham but said that some neighboring communities, including Beverly and Topsfield, are where the low-flying helicopters could be spotted.

3. Faith and History: Gordon College hosts the Conference on Faith and History’s 28th Biennial Meeting starting on Wednesday. Registration starts in the afternoon and the conference runs through Sunday, concluding with a Plenary Address by Mark Noll of the University of Notre Dame – an event open to the public at noon on Sunday.

4. Tisei: Congressional candidate Richard Tisei will address more than 200 people on Wednesday morning at DoubleTree by Hilton North Shore (formerly CoCo Key Hotel) in Danvers as part of the North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Breakfast Forum starting at 7:15 a.m. Tisei, a Republican from Wakefield, is seeking the Sixth Congressional District seat (which includes Hamilton and Wenham) in the U.S. House of Representatives. Incumbent John Tierney, D-Salem, spoke to the group last month.

5. Open House: The Hamilton Council of Aging’s regular Wednesday morning open house happens from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday. There will be a cookout as part of this week’s open house at the Meetinghouse, in front of the Public Safety Building on Bay Road.

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

Anne Sweeney October 04, 2012 at 05:30 AM
Faith and History, what Reverend E.W. Jackson says about the presidential election and the Democrats ! http://youtu.be/Oi_KaZ53eDg

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