5 Things You Need to Know Today: March 7
Framingham Farmers Market cancelled due to Winter Storm Watch; Framingham Planning Board holding public hearing on Medical Marijuana zone tonight.
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. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Middlesex County and the Metrowest area including Framingham as a batch of rain and snow moves its way into southern New England. After some rain yesterday, the storm is expected to continue all day and end Friday.
WHDH forecasters are predicting a rain/snow mix for west of Boston - some areas west of I-95, including Framingham, could get 3-5 inches of snow, depending on where the rain/snow line falls.
2. Due to the storm, today's Framingham Farmers Market has been cancelled. The manager is trying to reschedule the market for next Thursday, March 14. Stay with Framingham Patch for updates.
3. Framingham Planning Board will hold two public hearings on medical marijuana tonight. Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Ablondi room at the Memorial Building. Both hearings start at 7:45 p.m. and are proposed Annual Town Meeting bylaw articles. One is a proposed medical marijuana treatment center and marijuana cultivation moratorium and the other is a zoned medical marijuana treatment center.
Afterwards, the Planning Board will hold a public hearing on a proposed general manufacturing district for the Town of Framingham. It also is an annual town meeting bylaw proposal.
4. Congrats to the Mass Bay men's basketball team! For the third time in five years the MassBay Community College men’s basketball team has captured the NJCAA New England Region XXI Championship and an automatic berth in the National Championship tournament. Read more about the championship game here.
5. Tonight at the main Framingham Library, learn about the The History of a Failed State - Part Two: as Professor Emeritus at Boston College John Heineman explores how the “Second Reich” in 1870 succeeded in only a partial unification, since it excluded German-speakers, creating instead the militarist rule of Bismarck’s Prussia. The free lecture is sponsored by Framingham State University and Framingham Public Library