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Five Things You Need to Know Today: March 2

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

Today is Friday, March 2. Here are five things you need to know:

1. Ice: It took a turn of the calendar to March to give us one of our first real doses of winter. While moved out late on Thursday night, the wet snow, slush and wet surfaces from Thursday will likely be icy and slippery if not treated on Friday morning.

2. Cities and Town: How much of Massachusetts have you seen? While, one local couple has seen every city and town in the Commonwealth and will share their stories at on Friday morning. Debbie and Pete Lincoln’s adventure in 2007 to all 351 communities in recounted in a presentation titled It starts at 10:15 a.m.

3. Hoops: After a great come from behind win on Tuesday night over Shawsheen, the boys’ basketball team heads to Wayland on Saturday night in the quarterfinals of the Div. 3 North sectional tournament. The Generals, the No. 6 seed, face No. 3 seed at 7 p.m. The trip to Wayland is a little less than an hour and the high school is about six miles off Route 128’s exit 26 (the one in Waltham, not the one in Peabody).

4. Train: The MBTA has originally planned to begin weekend busing on the North Shore commuter rail last weekend – and we told you about it in “5 things” last Friday. It turns out that plan to bus between Lynn and North Station was bumped back by a weekend and begins this weekend. The busing will run weekends through April 22 and is required while rehabilitation work is done on the drawbridge over the Saugus River. If you take the train on the weekend, plan on delays.

5. Wenham Town Administrator: The three finalists will be discussed when the . The finalists are Mark Andrews of Bradford, Richard Kwiatkowski of Orange and John Sanquinet of Plymouth. The Selectmen meet at 7:30 a.m. in the first floor meeting room at .

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

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