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Five Things to Know Today in Hamilton and Wenham: April 17

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

Today is Tuesday, April 17. Here are five things you need to know: 

1. Beautiful: Monday was a great day weatherwise, and Tuesday should be just about as good. The forecast calls for sunny skies with temperatures into the 70s.

2. Trash: Monday was so trash pickup starts for the week on Tuesday in Wenham and will be delayed by a day for the rest of the week. When pickup moves to Hamilton on Thursday, it is a “blue bag” week, meaning collection will be for recycling and organics in the green barrel and . Trash in the town-issued black barrel will not happen this week and resume next week.

3. Hamilton Selectmen: Typically, the Hamilton Board of Selectmen meets on Monday night and, when Monday is a holiday, the board meets on Tuesday. But it is school vacation week and the board is not meeting on Tuesday this week. But the Board of Selectmen do have a quick meeting scheduled for Thursday at 9 a.m. at to approve a one-day liquor license.

4. Baseball party: Tuesday is the last day to register for this weekend’s Baseball Party at . The party, for ages 4 and up, will include an appearance by author and illustrator Matt Tavares, who wrote “Zachary's Ball: Fenway Park Centennial Edition.” The party will also include baseball themed game and cookie decorating. The cost is $8 for members and $12 for non-members.

5. Wenham Selectmen: The Wenham Board of Selectmen – the first board meeting since Interim Town Administrator Mark Andrews started on the job and the departure of Jeff Chelgren as town administrator.

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

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