May 9: Chat, Stay, Gray, Care, Pension

Our first live chat with a Johnston official tops the list of 5 Things to Know Today.

Chat: We're ready to host our first-ever live chat with Mayor Joseph Polisena today, starting at noon. It's not live yet, but you can click here and bookmark the link for quick access later. You can also sign up for an email alert reminding you of the start time.

Stay: Between your frugality and your fondness for proximity (that is, you want to save money and stay close to home), you're sure to have an idea on the best place for a stay-cation — add your vote to our poll and add your comments.

Gray: More clouds and rain today, with highs in the lower 60s, according to the JohnstonPatch WeatherBug forecast. Continued cloudy with potential for showers through Thursday.

Care: Are you currently caring for an elder relative or friend? The is offering a caregiver support group, which is scheduled to meet today at 11 am, hosted by Ann Mulhall.

Pension: On this date in 2011, we reported on the town council's vote to give preliminary approval to changes to the town's eligibility requirements for police and firefighters to serve on the newly-formed pension board.


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