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5 Things You Need to Know Today: May 2

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Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations.

1. It may not have been a huge turnout in the annual town election last night, but Selectman James Kane beat out former Selectman Benjamin Tartaglia for re-election. .

2. It's almost time to make reservations for Mother's Day (May 13). So where will you take your favorite mother in Shrewsbury? .

3. Are you frustrated by the national presidential candidates? Do you go to lots of Shrewsbury events and have some great photos? Do you just want to try blogging? We want to hear from you. We have expert bloggers from local businesses and we have people who just love to blog about living and working in Shrewsbury. To sign up, click here.

4. One Shrewsbury Patch reader says the workers at , "are extremely knowledgeable and understand their craft. They were very patient in dealing with my tough schedule, were on time for the installation and did an outstanding job overall." She gives them 5 stars. What do you think of their business? Did you know you can check out our directory and review local businesses and rate them. Let us know what you think in the comments on their listing.

5. Are you dying to ask a town official a question, but didn't know who to ask? Readers have asked about empty buses leaving the high school and what police do if they pull over an illegal alien. Let us know what's on your mind and we'll answer it. Email your questions to Shrewsbury Patch Editor Jennifer.Lucarelli@patch.com and we'll answer them for you.

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