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Five Things You Need to Know Today: April 4

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

Today is Monday, April 4. Here are five things you need to know:

1. Weather: The notable thing about Monday’s weather forecast is that it will get warmer into the evening. Otherwise it will be yucky – some snow early and then rain.

2. Arch Traveler: The Kentucky Derby contender, Arch Traveler, that – the Florida Derby – had a connection to in Hamilton. But it wasn’t to be as he finished sixth in a field of eight and out of the money. That all but dashed his chances of getting into the start gate at the Kentucky Derby.

3. School budget: The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee didn’t vote on its final budget last Thursday as originally expected and will meet both Monday and Wednesday this week, hoping to hash out a final 2012 budget.

4. Spring Sports: The spring sports season was originally scheduled to get going on Friday with a , but it was cancelled because of the snow. Things are scheduled to get going on Monday with the girls lacrosse team on the road.

5. Hamilton Selectmen: The Hamilton Board of Selectmen meets on Monday night at , with , including a presentation about the creation of the Hamilton Development Corp., a new organization focused on development in the downtown that will go to vote in May.

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

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