5 Things: Mayor Salary Raise Talk, Braintree High Instrumental Concert

A run-down of events and other useful information for your life in Braintree on Dec. 19, 2012.

On this day in 1732, Benjamin Franklin began publishing Poor Richard's Almanac. It was printed yearly for 26 years and consisted of a calendar, weather, poems, astrological information and, of course, its famous sayings. Here's a resonate one: "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

1. The Town Council's Committee on Ways & Means meets at 6 p.m. in the auditorium at Town Hall to discuss a possible salary raise for the mayor.

2. There is an Instrumental Concert at Braintree High School this evening at 7:30 p.m.

3. The Special Education Parent Advisory Council meets at 6 p.m. in Conference Room B at Thayer Public Library.

4. Author Karen Farrell presents Cat Sense: A Feline Style for Living at Thayer Library from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Logan Auditorium.

5. The Weymouth-Braintree Regional Recreation Conservation District meets at 7 p.m. at 470 Liberty St.


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