Here are five things to know Jan. 3, 2013 in Swampscott:
1) Sky Watch: A comet brighter than the moon could grace the night sky come fall. Check out this article on comet ISON for details.
2) Newsbit of the Day: Did you see what were selectmen's number one items for 2013? Here is what the board members said.
3) Swampscott Scholars: Swampscott High Class of 2012 graduate Lindsey Marini received the Faith R. Shoer Scholar-Athlete Memorial Scholarship.
4) Weather Watch: Sunny, with a high near 25. Wind chill values as low as -2. West wind around 9 mph.
5) Big Blue Watch: The Swampscott swimming and diving team takes the pool against Lynn English on Thursday at 5 p.m. at the JCC in Marblehead.