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5 Things to Know Today, Tuesday, Oct. 2

Here's Five Things.

TELL US: Who Makes a Difference in Medford?: Your neighbor who volunteers at the library, your child’s bus driver, and the Little League coach in your community may not seem to have much in common at first glance. But Patch’s new initiative, Count Us In, aspires to bring together all Good Samaritans by highlighting residents who are exemplary at making your community a more positive place.

Weather: Cloudy skies are expected today with highs in the 70s, according to the National Weather Service. There's a 40 percent chance of rain tonight and a 50 percent chance tomorrow.

On the Agenda: Energy-Saving Measures in Medford: The Medford City Council will consider about $280,000 in proposed energy-saving measures during it's meeting Tuesday night. Mayor Michael McGlynn has submitted a request to the council to move $170,000 from the city's real estate account to fund the projects, which will receive about two-thirds funding through incentive programs, according to the request. The work would include replacing doors and windows at Medford High School, as well as ventilation work at the school, along with lighting at City Hall and the high school.

Top 5 Sept. Stories: 2-Year Sentence in Fraud Case, $900k Forfeit for Pot Smuggler: Those are a couple of the top stories from September. See what else was well-read.

Rental Properties Available in Medford: Looking for a new place? Check out this interactive map of rental properties.

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