Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations.
1. Do you have a child entering kindergarten next fall? Pre-registration and an information session is at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Milford High School. This is for parents only, and child care will not be provided.
2. Beginning today, the Milford Youth Center will be open from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays for people who want to walk indoors, in its gymnasium. Heavy snowfall and ice have covered many outdoor routes, including the Milford Upper Charles Trail. The center may be opened on more days in the future, said assistant director Jen Ward.
3. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission, which is reviewing applications for state gaming licenses, including the meets every Thursday in Boston. For those unable to attend, the meetings are live-streamed. The agenda Thursday includes discussion of the master schedule and licensing timeline, and of preliminary evaluation criteria for gaming proposals. See this event listing for more information.
4. The annual Town Meeting has been set for May 20. The final warrant will be approved by Milford Selectmen on April 8.
5. Milford Selectmen finished the interviews with five remaining finalists for the Milford Town Administrator position on Tuesday. One candidate, Mark Stankiewicz, has dropped out of the running. The board will take the matter under advisement and meet on Feb. 25 to discuss the appointment.