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. If the weather will cooperate, go cheer on the Framingham Flyers girls softball team today, who are in the playoffs for the first time since 2004. They will play the Crimson Tide of Everett at 4 p.m. at the high school. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday but was delayed due to the weather.
2. Tonight will be first Framingham Selectmen's meeting. On the agenda for the 7 p.m. meeting at the is approval of the , discussion on the Rugg-Gates property and consideration for entertainment license for
3. Framingham School Committee is scheduled to meet at 7:45 p.m. at the . On the agenda is a vote to rescind tuition for kindergarten, recognition of those retiring from the Framingham Public Schools and a progress report on the district goals for the 2011-12 school year.
4. Yesterday was kindergarten orientation for the class of 2025. They will be the first class offered full-day, tuition free kindergarten. Parents do you plan to put your child in kindergarten full day or are you still considering a half day option? Tell us in the comments. Also did you get your first choice when selecting an elementary school? If not, which choice? and are you happy with the choice?
5. Today is World Environment Day.The 2012 theme for World Environment Day is Green Economy: Does it include you? The United Nations defines the Green Economy as one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. In its simplest expression, a green economy can be thought of as one which is low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive. Practically speaking, a Green Economy is one whose growth in income and employment is driven by public and private investments that reduce carbon emissions and pollution, enhance energy and resource efficiency, and prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. These investments need to be catalyzed and supported by targeted public expenditure, policy reforms and regulation changes, states the U.N. website.