5 Things You Need to Know Today: Jan. 16

Here's everything you need to know this Martin Luther King Day.


"Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.

1. Today should be clear with increasing clouds as the day progresses, with a high of 32˚ according to the National Weather Service. Tonight there is a chance of rain/snow with a low of 31˚.

2. Today is Martin Luther King Day, so all municipal offices are closed, and will reopen at regular hours tomorrow.

3. Trash and recycling schedules will not be affected by the Monday holiday, so subscribers to the town's pickup program should have their refuse out to the curb by 7 a.m. on their regular trash day.

4. continues today with demonstrations, contests and sample from the cafe.

5. Countless Americans enjoy unwinding after a day of work or socializing with friends by having a cocktail or two. It's a freedom many may take for granted. On Jan. 16, 1919, the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, banning the "manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes." Fourteen years later, in 1933, the 21st Amendment to the Constitution was passed, repealing the prohibition law.


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