Today is Tuesday, Aug. 20, and here are the five things you need to know:
1. It will be another hot summer day in Salem. TheNational Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect it to be sunny, with a high near 83. Tonight should be mostly clear, with a low around 64. (sunrise, 5:55 a.m.; high tide, 11:02 a.m.; low tide, 5:02 p.m.; sunset, 7:37 p.m.)
2. The Salem Park and Recreation Commission will meet tonight at the Senior Center on Broad Street. The meeting, scheduled to begin at 6:45 p.m., is expected to feature discussions regarding a filming project in the Salem Woods, a memorial at Patten Park and a peace gathering at the Salem Common, according to the posted agenda.
3. The Salem Redevelopment Authority has green-lighted the demolition of the building that formerly housed the Dodge Street Bar & Grill. Click Here to read the full Salem News article.
4. In case you didn't hear - the Board of Health issued a press release Monday afternoon announcing that mosquitoes in Salem had tested positive for West Nile Virus and spraying would begin this week. Click Here four our full story.
5. Today in History: On Aug. 20, 1866, President Andrew Johnson formally declard the American Civil War over.