Five Things You Need to Know Today: Nov. 21
Schools, senior center closing early today.
1. Half-day for students. The Newton Public Schools will have early dismissal today for the Thanksgiving holiday. Check out this page for specifics on when your school will dismiss for the day.
3. Senior Center closing early. The Newton Senior Center will close at 1 p.m. today for the Thanksgiving holiday.
4. Traveling today? Make sure you plan ahead. Thanksgiving holiday traffic is expected to be at its peak on Tuesday, Nov. 20, Wednesday, Nov. 21 and Sunday, Nov. 25, according to MassDOT. To avoid delays on busy days, drivers should consider hitting the road during the early morning or after 8 p.m.