Five Things You Need to Know Today: Jan. 31
You have a chance to listen to an official budget presentation and a survey about local youth risk tonight.
Good morning, Hampton and North Hampton. Here are five things you need to know for Tuesday, Jan. 31:
1. Official Budget Presentation Tonight: North Hampton selectmen will present their warrant and proposed operating budget, both of which were finalized Monday night, to the North Hampton Budget Committee at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.
2. Are Our Kids At Risk? The Winnacunnet School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the high school's auditorium to discuss a variety of things, including the annual youth risk behavior survey and an update about the possible shift to yearlong math and English courses.
3. No Public Information Meeting Tonight: The Hampton Parent-Teacher Association's special warrant article forum has been cancelled.
Check back later today for the beginning of a special Patch series that hopefully will help compensate for that cancellation.
4. This Day in History: On this day in 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery in America.
The amendment read, "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude... shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."
Also, American composer Phillip Glass was born on this day in 1937, President Harry S. Truman announced the development of the H-bomb on this day in 1950, Viet Cong attacked the U.S. Embassy on this day in 1968, and Apollo 14 departs for the moon on this day in 1971.
5. Today's Forecast: There's a chance (50 percent) of rain and snow before noon, then a chance of rain. Otherwise, today should be cloudy with a high near 39 degrees. New snow accumulation should be less than one inch.
There's also a slight chance (20 percent) of showers tonight, which should be mostly cloudy with a low around 38 degrees.