Daily Buzz | Help Burlington Crush Uxbridge in Library Minute Madness
Also, donate your sporting equipment and other clothing
Good Morning, Burlington!
Happy Spring! With as much as I despise the cold and the snow, I can’t believe I forgot to say that yesterday. It’s all smooth sailing into warm weather and blue skies from here—and hopefully a wetter summer than we had last year. I hear the reservoir at Mill Pond is looking replenished, so here’s hoping it stays that way!
Project 351 is collecting donations of new or like-new clothing (undergarments must be new) for Cradle 2 Crayons from now until Friday March 24. Drop off your donation at BHS!
For those items that are more suited for sports, the Burlington Athletic Booster Club will be collecting used or new sports equipment and athletic gear/clothing from 8AM-1PM at Yearbook/Senior Picture Day at BHS. For more information, email the Booster Club.
Minute Madness is still going strong at the library. Burlington has moved into the third round, which ends this evening. We’re competing against Uxbridge in this round. Don’t forget to log every minute you spend reading or listening to books!
In Partnership with Nicci’s Notes
Do you like beer? Do you like books? Then this is the perfect event for you! I’ll be talking about When We Were Mothers and signing books on Sunday, March 26, at 2PM at Coastal Mass Brewing in Beverly. This is a really cool spot with a tasty selection and great company. Get your free ticket here. See you Sunday!
Today in Burlington
Meetings and Events
8:00 AM - Ways and Means Committee - Finance Subcommittee will review proposed FY24 budgets for Assessors, Treasurer/Collector, Central Administration, and Middlesex Retirement. (Town Hall)
10:00 AM - Ways and Means Committee - Vets-DAC Subcommittee will discuss proposed FY24 budgets for Veterans Services and Disability Access Commission. (61 Center St.)
4:00 PM - Pokémon Club (Grades K-5) at the library (Register)
6:00 PM - School Committee Budget Session - Some agenda items are LABBB Agreement & Expansion and Proposed Changes to the Program of Study. The School Committee will also be discussing the proposed FY24 Budget. (BHS and virtual)
7:00 PM - School Committee Meeting (postponed from 3/14) - Equity Audit Update and Food Service Update are only two of the long list of items to be discussed.
6:30 PM - General Bylaw Review Committee will continue discussing proposed hybrid meeting bylaw articles as well as legal notices being allowed to be run in online publications rather than just print media. (virtual)
6:30 PM - Land Use - Sub Committee will discuss bylaw wording. (Town Hall)
7:00 PM - Board of Appeals will hold public hearings about a variance for construction of a porch and about signage on the Northeastern campus. (Public hearings begin at 7:30) (Town Hall)
7:00 PM - Shawsheen School Committee Meeting will review the FY24 budget and get an update from the Director of Vocational/Technical Programs. (Shawsheen Tech and YouTube)
7:30 PM - BHS Festival Concert
Sports and Activities
I spoke with wrestling coach, Paul Shvartsman, yesterday, about how the season went for our wrestlers.
This year, the high school team had a good mix of newer wrestlers and more experienced ones. They went 7-10 on the season, a pretty solid showing considering the eclectic makeup of the group. Coach Shvartsman reports the newer wrestlers improved on the season, while the seniors, for the most part, placed at states. Ahmad Kiswani and Marcus Tucci, specifically, placed 6th in their weight classes, while Molly Moroney took third.
This was also the first year for the middle school wrestling program, in which mostly new wrestlers (but also some experienced ones) practiced three times per week and had four competitions.
For next year, the coach is most looking forward to seeing how the new wrestlers continue to develop in their second year, and watching the middle school athletes continue to build upon their skills and join their teammates in high school.
Nice work, wrestlers!
I’ll see you tomorrow, neighbors!