5 Things You Need to Know Today: May 9

A house fire is being investigated by the Shrewsbury Fire Department.

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. . The fire was extinguished within two hours and no one was home at the time of the fire, but a dog was rescued from the fire.

2. Students at showed off their Snack Attack Lego Robotics Project. . The club is expected to start up again in the fall.

3. . You can still signup and help out a great cause—the American Cancer Society.

4. . Now, a Dunkin' Donuts next to a Dunkin' Donuts seems redundant, but we'd like to know what you would put on the vacant property on Route 20. Click the link and let us know in the comments.

5. Shrewsbury Patch readers are also talking about the best staycations in the area. From Tower Hill Botanical Gardens to Tougas Farm, our readers are picking their local favorites. .

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