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5 Things To Know Today: June 17

Sen. Whitehouse at Mohr; Class of '86 reunion; blood drive; farmer's market; and today in history: Why every scandal is a "-gate."

Meet The Senator: Mohr Library hosts a Community Outreach Day by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse from noon to 3 p.m. today. Follow the link for more information.

Remember The Days: The Johnston High School Class of 1986 is scheduled to host its 25th reunion tonight at 7 p.m. at Spirito's Restaurant on Broadway in Providence. Tix are $60. Eat, drink, and reminisce.

Help Is Needed: Summer is a difficult time for the Rhode Island Blood Center — do your part and donate a pint today at the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation's blood drive from 9 a.m. to noon.

Shop Local: Gov. John Notte Park in North Providence hosts another Farmers Market today from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The Original '-Gate': On this date in 1972, five men were arrested for breaking into the offices of the Democratic Party's national headquarters at the Watergate Hotel, a seemingly minor offense that woudl eventually topple President Richard M. Nixon.

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