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Five Things You Need to Know Today: Nov. 17

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

Today is Thursday, Nov. 17. Here are five things you need to know:

1. Cooling off: For the first time in nearly a week, temperatures are not expected to get above 60 degrees on Thursday. In fact, as the rain showers clear out the temperature is expected to only get to about 50 on Thursday.

2. Spirit Week: A Luau theme takes over on Thursday to kick off spirit week, which runs through next Wednesday leading up to the Thanksgiving football game versus Ipswich.

3. Chelgren: Wenham Town Administrator Jeff Chelgren will go in front of the Board of Selectmen in Nahant for an interview on Thursday night, where he . It will be Chelgren and Saugus Town Manager Andrew Bisignani vying for the job. Lancaster Town Administrator Orlando Pacheco told the Daily Item in Lynn that he has dropped out in favor of staying in Lancaster to complete some unfinished projects.

4. Skype: A former and West Point graduate will appear at Pingree’s career day on Thursday – via Skype. Jason Galui, who grew up in Beverly, was a star goaltender on the Pingree hockey team and is now a Major in the Army serving as a Strategist to the Commander of the NATO Training Mission in Afghanistan.

5. School Committee: The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee in the multi-purpose room at . Food Services Director Catherine Donovan will give her annual report and Interim Superintendent Peter Gray will give an update on the budget preparation process.

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

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