1) Newsbit of the Day: Town Clerk Susan Duplin wants everyone to know that the deadline for applying for an absentee ballot is at noon at the clerk's office at Town Hall.
So far, 953 people have applied for absentee ballots and more than half of them have voted.
Also, if you are not sure if you are registered to vote or are not sure where to vote, call 781-596-8855, or email the town clerk — firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Swampscott Scholars: 2012 Swampscott High graduates Nicole Gioiosa and Danica Villaneuva received the Marine Corp League North Shore Detachment Scholarships: The Captain Jennifer J. Harris and John P. Ingalls Memorial Scholarships.
3) Bit of Abe (Lincoln): "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
4) Weather Watch: The National Weather Service is calling for a mostly sunny day with a high near 47.
5) Business Listing Watch: VIDEO: Businesses: Time to Claim Your Listing on Patch! It's Free! And Comes With Extra Cheese!
Business owners can claim listings in Patch Places to better promote their business and inform readers.