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5 Things You Need to Know Today, Jan. 26

City Council meets tonight to consider bond for new $1.4 million refrigeration system at city rink and other business.

Today is Thursday, Jan. 26. Here are five things to know today in Peabody.

  1. Today's weather: Partly sunny with a high near 39 degrees.
  2. City Council: The City Council meets tonight at 7:30 in Wiggin Auditorium at . The regular meeting is preceded by a Finance Committee meeting, which among other things, will review borrowing $1.4 million for a new refrigeration system for the . Mayor Bettencourt says the new system will allow the rink to stay open through the summer.
  3. Common Threads: The meets again at the library this morning.
  4. Sin taxes: -- state officials are looking again at imposing taxes on candy and soda while hiking taxes on cigarettes -- generated some good discussion amonst our readers. Have you voted yet? Let us know what you think.
  5. 'The Scarlet & the Black': will be holding a , showing the classic film, "The Scarlet & the Black." Admission is $5.

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