5 Things You Need to Know Today: Feb 9

The deadline is 5 p.m. to take out papers for public office, and all signatures and forms have to be collected and returned by Monday.

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. If you are interested in running for , time is running out. Today is the last day to take out papers at Town Hall to run for elected seats, and everything must be signed and returned by the end of the day Feb. 13. The town election is April 2, and already, races exist for and library trustee.

2. for $1,000 college scholarships for college freshmen and high school seniors.

3. Are you interested in writing as a blogger on Milford Patch? We'd like to increase the number of independent voices on our site by this spring. Do you have a young family, are you interested in writing about the weather, the presendential compaign, or sports? You can write about a specific topic, or what suits you. and shoot me an email at Mary.MacDonald@patch.com

4. Looking for a romantic movie on Valentine's Day? Milford-based radio will sponsor the big-screen showing of "Ghost," a tear-jerker starring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze, at the Regal Bellingham Cinema 14. Tickets are required, and can be reserved by emailing Ray. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 7 p.m. Games and prizes will be included.

5. is having an organizational meeting Thursday at


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