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1. After his month-and-a-half bike tour of the US, will be holding office hours between 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the
2. Got a question about the town? Chairman of the Board of Selectmen Ralph Jones will be holding a citizen's hour from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. before the meeting of the on the second floor of .
3. The Tennis Courts will be closed for repairs from today through next Monday, Sept. 19. Call the DPW office at 617-993-2680 for more information.
4. This Day in History
On this day in 1846, defying her father and family, poet Elizabeth Barrett, one of the most prominent poets of the Victorian era ("Sonnets from the Portuguese" that includes Sonnet XLIII "How Do I Love Thee?") elopes with fellow poet Robert Browning ("Love Among the Ruins," "The Pied Piper of Hamelin") to Paris what at the time was seen as both scandalous – she was disinherited by her family and never returned to England – and the triumph of romantic love.
5. Quote of the Day
"I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
I keep my eyes wide open all the time.
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds
Because you're mine,
I walk the line"
– Johnny Cash, who died on this day in 2003.