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Five Things to Know Today in Hamilton and Wenham: Sept. 4

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

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 4. Here are five things you need to know: 

1. Rain: A rain storm – the remnants of Hurricane Isaac – will move into the area on Tuesday night and last into Wednesday. It will be the first rainstorm in quite a while and is expected to drop more than an inch of rain.

2. Mosquitoes: An area of Hamilton will again . The area will be east of Essex Street on the east end of the town, near Chebacco Lake. The spraying will happen between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. The spraying will be conducted after a discovery at the end of last week that a mosquito tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis. If you do not want your property sprayed, there is a form attached to this story you can fill out.

3. Trash: With Monday’s holiday, trash pickup is delayed by a day this week in both Hamilton and Wenham. If you typically get Monday pickup in Wenham, make sure your trash is out on Tuesday morning. Pickup will continue to be delayed for the rest of the week, with Wednesday pickup in Hamilton being bumped back to Thursday and the rest of the week will be delayed in Hamilton.

4. Chief Walsh: A retirement party is being planned for . It is scheduled for Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. at the and tickets are on sale for $40 at and the .

5. Wenham Selectmen: The Wenham Board of Selectmen meet on Tuesday night at at 7 p.m., when it will discuss the fiscal 2014 budget process with Catherine Harrison, chairman of the Finance Advisory Committee, and discuss the handling of .

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

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