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5 Things You Need to Know Today: June 15

Meet the best spellers at Brookside Elementary School.

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. Ever drive into the and wonder what happened to the travel lane you thought you were in? Some of them are one-way; others are two-way. It will all become a distant memory this summer. The entire lot will be repaved and restriped, as a part of a new project sought by Milford Plaza Associates (see No. 2 below). The lot will go from 814 diagonal spaces to 857 drive-straight-in spaces, with more room for handicapped parking, too.

2. Milford Plaza Associates, owner of the Kmart plaza property at Beaver and Medway Road, is seeking town permission to add a new 6,000-square-foot addition to the retail building that now contains the and other shops. The Milford Planning Board is expected to take up the request next week.

3. If the names Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth are familiar to you, don't miss the live interpretation of the literary classic that created these original characters. presented by the , will be in the Milford High School auditorium this weekend, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The musical presents Luisa May Alcott's classic novel set in Concord, MA during the time of the Civil War.

4. held its Spelling Bee June 12, and the following students have been recognized as winners: Second grade: Noah Rosa, First Place; Ronan Fleming, Second Place; Thiago Pena, Third Place. First grade: JiaLi Madden, First Place; Hampton Kaye- Kuter, Second Place; Brenna Murphy, Third Place.

5. The 4th Congressional District, which now includes Milford, has a famous name in the race in candidate Joseph Kennedy III. But he faces a Democratic challenger in the primary election, who has collected the requisite number of signatures. Herb Robinson, of Newton, an engineer by profession, told New England Cable News (NECN) that he actually will miss his day job if he wins, but thinks he's the better, more experienced candidate.

Michele Fleming June 15, 2012 at 01:16 PM
As a proud parent, I'd like to just make a small correction on the spelling bee picture: in the back row, Ronan is actually on the right, as anyone who knows his smiling face would recognize! I tried to have the mistake fixed before it got to the Patch, but I was too late. Congrats to all the winners!
Michele Fleming June 15, 2012 at 01:17 PM
As a proud parent, I would just like to make a small correction on the spelling bee picture: In the back row, Ronan Fleming is actually on the right, rather than in the middle. I tried to have the mistake fixed before it reached the Patch, but I was too late. Congrats to all the winners!

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