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Five Things to Know Today in Hamilton and Wenham: July 24

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

Today is Tuesday, July 24. Here are five things you need to know:

1. Winthrop Principal: Tuesday night is your chance for the principal job. A meet and greet with Christopher Heath, currently principal at and Amy Pasquarello, currently the Integrated Media Specialist at Winthrop, is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Winthrop. At Monday night’s Hamilton Board of Selectmen meeting, Selectman Jeff Hubbard said Pasquarello had been chosen, but afterward Superintendent Michel Harvey, who has the final decision, said neither candidate has been selected yet and the meet-and-greet is still scheduled to happen.

2. Dairy Discovery: Milk comes from cows – it’s one of the basic lessons for children. And starting on Tuesday at , children ages 7-12 can get a firsthand look at how it happens with the . It runs 4-1/2 hours a day through Thursday. Pre-registration is required at 978-356-5728 x18 or afeducator@ttor.org and the fee is $120 for Trustees members and $150 for nonmembers.

3. Unemployment: The state unemployment rate is at 6 percent, and held steady in June. On Tuesday, the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development will announce town-by-town unemployment numbers, including the exact rate for Hamilton and Wenham. In May, the unemployment rate is Hamilton was 3.8 percent and Wenham it was 5 percent.

4. Mike’s Auto: The Hamilton Zoning Board of Appeals will make to on Bay Road, where the board is currently considering several applications that . The site visit is at 2 p.m. The board holds its next regular meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 1.

5. Gas Prices: Gas prices continue to creep back up locally, now above $3.50 per gallon again. On Monday, the least expensive gallon of gas was at in Hamilton, selling for $3.53. As is usual, and both were selling gas for the same price - $3.59. A gallon was $3.69 at in Wenham.

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

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