5 Things You Need to Know Today: March 2

Local Voices, the closing of the Best Sandwich Poll and a World Day of Prayer are among things to know about.


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

1. We leave the snow behind for a few hours this morning as partly cloudy skies will bring temperatures around 37 degrees. But a mix of snow and rain could return late tonight with an overnight low of 30.

2. If you haven’t checked out our Local Voices section in the last week, you have missed blogs on the Concord Bookshop, deck maintenance, Massachusetts real estate and insurance for athletes. And if you want to contribute a blog of your own, let us know!

3. Only a few hours left to vote for ! remains in the lead right now, but polls don’t close until 9 a.m. Vote now!

4. A will be held at the at 11 a.m. A celebratory luncheon will follow at noon.

5. On this day in 1978 grave robbers stole the corpse of revered film actor Charlie Chaplan from a cemetery in Switzerland. A five-week investigation by authorities led to the rediscovery of the body and the arrest of two auto mechanics.


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