Five Things: Casino Bill Hearing

Also, the Salem School Board will meet tonight.

1. TODAY'S FORECAST: A high of 47 and sunny skies today will open up to p.m. showers. Expect a low of 32 and rain turning into snow tonight.

2. SCHOOL BOARD MEETS: The board will meet at 7 p.m. in the SHS television studio for a planning session.

3. SUBMIT CANDIDACY LETTERS: A few have inquired how letters of candidacy can be submitted to Salem, N.H. Patch this year. To submit, you must post an announcement on the website. Click here to do so. You must be logged in, otherwise the site will prompt you to. If you do not have an account, it takes 30 seconds to create one.

4. THIS DAY IN HISTORYOn this day in 1777, the Continental Congress votes to promote Thomas Mifflin; Arthur St. Clair; William Alexander, Lord Stirling; Adam Stephen; and Benjamin Lincoln to the rank of major general. Although the promotions were intended in part to balance the number of generals from each state, Brigadier General Benedict Arnold felt slighted that five junior officers received promotions ahead of him and, in response, threatened to resign from the Patriot army.

5. CASINO BILL HEARING TODAY: This morning, the casino bill will be heard before Senate Ways and Means. The hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Statehouse.


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