5 Things You Need To Know Today: July 24
Eastleigh Farms, new Superintendent of Schools, preschools in Framingham and talking to your child(ren) about the tragic events in Colorado in today's column.
Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation.
1. Framingham Selectmen are scheduled to meet tonight at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Building. On the agenda is Eastleigh Farm. The Town and the farm are having a disagreement over water. The farm maintains the town and the farm agreed to a gentleman's agreement decades ago when the farm agreed to let the town dig up the farm to install a water system in that part of town. The town maintains that every other business in town pays for its water usage and that its time Eastleigh Farm does too. The owner of the farm has said paying a water bill could put his struggling farm out of business.
"There are tools available to preserve the farm, but free water is not one of them," Town Manager Bob Halpin told Boston.com. He added the farm uses approximately 6,000 gallons of water per day.
2. Looking for tips on how to talk to your kids about the tragic event in Colorado? Framingham resident and Harvard University sociologist Hilary Levey Friedman was on NECN giving advice. Watch here. (And thanks for the plug to Framingham Patch, too!)
3. Framingham School Committee is holding its first meeting in July tonight at 7:30 in the King Building. It will be the first meeting for new Superintendent of Schools Dr. Stacy Scott. On the agenda is policy manual discussion and vote, Access Framingham lease extension and report on School Committee goals for 2012-13.
4. We are in the midst of our Readers' Choice 2012 Best of Framingham contest. There are about 20 categories to vote in. Voting will remain open through 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 17. Today, considering voting for the Best Preschool/Nursery School in Framingham.
5. Framingham Patch is holding a meet the editor tomorrow, July 25, at Panache Coffee from 10:30 a.m. to noon. She can show you how to: upload photos and videos to Framingham Patch; use Places, our business directory; and introduce you to Local Voices, a section where members of the community have space for their own blogs to write about what they find interesting or amusing. She can also show businesses how to claim their listings. Stop by to discuss a story idea or just to say hello too.