Today is Thursday, Aug. 16. Here are five things you need to know:
1. There is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. Then, today should get gradually more sunny, with a high near 82.
2. An unidentified man from Middlesex County was this year’s first person to be infected by the West Nile Virus in Massachusetts.
3. The Public Art Group will meet at 9 a.m. this morning in Annex’ first-floor conference room. The Information Technology Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. tonight in the Town Hall Annex’ second-floor conference room. And the Conservation Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Town Hall Annex’ second-floor conference room (see agenda).