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Five Things to Know Today in Hamilton and Wenham: Sept. 19

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

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 19. Here are five things you need to know:

1. Clearing: After the wind and rain moves out on Wednesday morning, forecasters say we will see the sun poke through by the afternoon with temperatures in the 70s.

2. Texting: Wednesday is designated as “No Text on Board - Pledge Day” and here on the North Shore, Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett is scheduled to appear with Attorney General Martha Coakley at Beverly High School, where they will ask students to commit to not texting while driving. It is part of a program sponsored by AT&T called “It Can Wait.”

3. Jeff Hubbard: Hamilton Selectmen Jeff Hubbard will speak at the Hamilton Council on Aging open house planned for Wednesday morning at the Council on Aging building, or Meetinghouse, from 10 a.m. to noon.

4. Academy Night: If you are a high school student considering applying to a service academy, Wednesday night is your chance to find out more about it. Congressman John Tierney is hosting “Academy Night” at 7 p.m. in room DS119 in the math and science building at North Shore Community College in Danvers. Representatives there will be from the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and Norwich University.

5. Railroad Crossing: Repairs to the railroad crossing on Bay Road (Route 1A) in downtown Hamilton is scheduled to start on Wednesday, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"downtown-crossing-to-get-fix-this-week"} -->.

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