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1. Today there will be between a quarter and half an inch of rain expected. Patchy fog is expected after noon. The temperature high will be near 49. Southeast wind will be around 10 mph. Tonight there is a 30 percent chance of showers before 8 p.m., and then will slow down to a drizzle. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. Northeast wind will be between 3 and 8 mph.
2. The Friends of the Norton Public Library are holding their annual spring book sale today through Saturday, May 5. The sale is only open today for Friends of the Library from 4 to 7 p.m. Annual memberships may be purchased at the sale. The sale will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 2, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5. Fill a bag for $3 on the final day.
3. Are you an alumni of Attleboro High School? If so, you are welcome to a coffee social 7 p.m. at Morin's Hometown Bar & Grille, 16 S. Main St., Attleboro. It will include complimentary coffee and pastries. Join fellow alumni for laughs, networking, re-connecting, sharing pictures, etc. This is for all graduates of all years of AHS. For more information call Joan at 508-243-9130 or visit
4. An abandoned cemetery off Toad Island Road and Bay Road holds the remains of some of the first founders of Norton, but no one knows exactly who is buried there. Access to the plots in the Lincoln Cemetery is difficult because the land surrounding it belongs to the state Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, but selectman Bob Kimball thinks it is time to make the cleanup and inventory of the historical area a priority. To read more, click here.
5. The Founder’s Day Picnic is still on for Saturday, June 23. To see how the planning has been going, tune in at 9 a.m.