Five Things You Need to Know Today, Jan. 30
AARP to offer free tax assistance at the library; American Red Cross blood drive Thursday; some rain in the forecast.
1. Today's weather: The National Weather Service is calling for some rain in the morning and during the afternoon hours with a high temperature of around 44 degrees. On Wednesday night, there will some freezing rain with a high temperature around 28 degrees.
2. Give blood: The American Red Cross will be conducting a blood drive at the North Church Parish House on Spinney Road on Thursday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
3. AARP to offer free tax assistance: The AARP will offer Portsmouth area residents free 2012 income tax return preparation assistance at the Portsmouth Public Library beginning on Friday, Feb. 1 through Sunday, April 14. The service will offered from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays. People should call 2-1-1 to make an appointment and walk-ins are also welcome.
4. City now accepting EasyPark registrations: City officials are now accepting registrations for the new EasyPark device that allows Portsmouth drivers to pay for whatever time they actually park in a given space downtown. People can register online at www.easyparkusa.com/portsmouth.
5. School Board meeting: The Portsmouth School Board will meet at City Hall at 3 p.m.