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5 Things To Know Today in Danvers: Sept. 17

A great way to start the day with a quick look at the events and happenings in town.

Welcome to “5 Things,” your daily resource for community events, happenings in town and other little tidbits of information. Here are five things you need to know on Monday, Sept. 17.

1. Dry: Monday will be a dry day, so enjoy it before a soaking storm moves in late Tuesday and is expected to last into Wednesday. The temperature on Monday will get into the 70s.

2. Rosh Hashanah: Sundown on Sunday night marked the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. The celebration of year 5773 runs through nightfall on Tuesday. Rosh Hashanah, which literally means “head of the year,” signals the beginning of the High Holy Days. Yom Kippur, or Day of Atonement, marks the end, and together they are two of the holiest days for Jews.

3. Lifejackets: If you are headed out in a canoe, kayak or rowboat once more time this fall, the Environmental Police reminds boaters that starting last Saturday (Sept. 15) state law requires boaters in non-motorized boats to wear their life jacket while out on their boats. The law requires that a life jacket runs through May 15.

4. ecoATM: A new “store” called EcoATM opens up on Monday at Liberty Tree Mall. It is an automated self-serve kiosk that and buys back used consumer electronics and pays out cash. The mall said in a recent announcement that it takes “just a few minutes to complete.” It is located near the Food Court,

5. Constitution Day: Monday is Constitution Day, marking the final meeting of the Constitutional Convention in 1787.

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