5 Things: Beware of Sketchy Solicitors; Enjoy Your Bus-Free Commute
Natick Police warn that legitimate paving companies don't solicit door-to-door.
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. Natick Police have had a report of people going from door-to-door in West Natick soliciting paving and driveway sealing. Legitimate paving companies do not solicit door to door. They do not travel neighborhoods carrying "extra mix." They do not encounter "permit problems" and offer to do your driveway for cheap money. Police said a pair late last week was using a 1997 green pick-up truck, but they have several other vehicles. They do not have a permit to solicit in town. Residents are advised to call police if they spot someone going door-to-door.
2. We have 25—yes, 25—nomination articles on the site for Readers' Choice. We're seeking nominations for all of these categories, through July 9. So far, we know that you love Five Guys' fries, and that Mandarin Cafe is a great place to go for Chinese take-out. What about your favorite bank? Steak house? See our nomination page for a full list of categories.
3. Demolition of Natick High will begin next Monday, according to William Hurley, Natick High Building Committee member. This week, valuable items are being removed from the school.
4. There will be Cupcake Decorating for grades 5 to 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Morse Institute Library.
5. If you're anything like me, you've been getting stuck behind school buses in traffic every morning and afternoon since September. Today, you should be all set. Natick public schools are officially out for the summer; Kennedy Middle had its last day yesterday. Not all schools got out the same day; Kennedy had to stay an extra couple of days because a power outage closed it earlier this year.