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Five Things You Need to Know Today: Oct. 26

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

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 26. Here are five things you need to know:

1. Weather: Wednesday will end up as a rainy day, ending what was a great start to the week weatherwise. Temperatures will be in the 50s with an increased chance of rain as the day goes on.

2. Flu clinic: The first of two free flu clinics this fall sponsored by the Hamilton and Wenham Boards of Health is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at – . It and people are encouraged to wear short sleeve or loose fitting shirt and bring insurance information.

3. Hamilton dump: that the will be open for brush drop-offs. The hours are 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., which will also be the hours in 2012 when the dump reopens on April 25.

4. Gas: The least expensive gallon of gas in Hamilton and Wenham on Tuesday was at , where a gallon of regular was selling for $3.29. Downtown, at , it is $3.37 and at it is $3.39. has a gallon of regular for $3.79.

5. Trash and Recycling: It’s been a in recent weeks – trash and recycling. On Wednesday night, with a wide range of panelists that will discuss “how and why to reduce household waste and increase recycling.” Panelists will include Hamilton Town Manager Michael Lombardo; Wenham Town Administrator Jeff Chelgren; Carolyn Dann, regional coordinator from the state Department of Environmental Protection; Director John Tomasz; John Tognazzi from Hiltz Waste Management and Hamilton Selectman Marc Johnson. The discussion is sponsored by the and runs 6:30-8:30 p.m. at .

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

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