Editor's note: Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. If you know of something happening in town that did not make our list, please add it in the comment section!
1. Expect a Rainy Monday in Foxborough
Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for rain, mainly before 5 p.m. Patchy fog after 1 p.m. High near 45. South wind 8 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Monday night: A chance of showers, mainly before 7 p.m. Patchy fog before 10 p.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. West wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
2. Blizzard of 2013 Closes Foxborough Schools Monday
The Blizzard of 2013 has left quite a mess for the town to clean up. As a result of road conditions and buried sidewalks, Foxborough Public Schools and Foxborough Regional Charter School are closed Monday.
3. New England Revolution Head Coach Receives Donate Life Champion Award
On Thursday, Feb. 7th the New England Organ Bank recognized New England Revolution head coach Jay Heaps for his outstanding support of organ and tissue donation and presented him with the Donate Life Champion award.
The award, in its inaugural year, is given to select members of the athletic community across the country who have inspired others to give the gifts of life, sight and mobility. Laura Dempsey from New England Organ Bank and volunteer, Robert Canfield, whose wife was an organ donor, presented the award.
“I’m honored to accept this award and help further awareness of the importance of organ donation,” Heaps said. “It’s a cause that’s close to me and my family following my mother’s double-lung transplant, and I hope more people realize the gift donation gives families in need.”
Dempsey said Heaps was chosen for the award based on his commitment to the important cause. His mother suffered from congenital lung disease and received a double lung transplant before her death in 2012. Thanks to his dedication to organ and tissue donation awareness, Donate Life New England has had the opportunity to connect with Revolution fans at Gillette Stadium.
More than 28,000 lives are saved each year in the U.S. through the gift of organ donation, giving hope to the more than 116,000 people awaiting a lifesaving organ transplant. In New England, more than 4,800 people are on the waiting list.
The easiest way to register as a donor is to sign up online at www.DonateLifeNewEngland.org. The Donate Life New England Donor Registry is a computer database of individuals who have made the decision to be a donor and can be accessed in timely way after an individual’s passing so that their wish to donate may be honored.
4. Patriot Place Events:
Here’s a look at today’s events at Patriot Place:
- Bass Pro Shops Free Boat Show: Join Bass Pro Shops for gift card giveaways, free family activities, free insider tips from the Pros and free boating and fishing seminars.
- Town Night at Winter Skate: Winter Skate is now featuring Town Nights. Residents of WRENTHAM may simply show proof of residency at the counter and $2 of your admission will be donated back to your town’s recreation department.
5. Foxborough’s Board of Water & Sewer Commissioners Meets Monday
Foxborough’s Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. in the Water Department office of Town Hall to discuss the following business:
- Discuss legal bills with Town Manager Kevin Paicos
- Discuss Sewer Funding Model
- Approve meeting minutes for Jan. 14, 22, 28, 29 and Feb. 4
- Superintendent’s report