Today is Tuesday, Aug. 27, and here are the five things you need to know:
1. You'll want to bring an umbrella with you before you leave the house. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect rain and thunderstorms before noon and a daily high temperature near 77. Tonight should be partly cloudy, with a low around 64. (sunrise, 6:03 a.m.; low tide, 10:25 a.m.; high tide, 4:46 p.m.; sunset, 7:25 p.m.)
2. National Grid has scheduled another public meeting Wednesday night aimed at providing local businesses and residents the opportunity to ask any questions they have about the upcoming Salem Cable Project. The HDD report is available on the Projects Documents page of www.buildingsalem.com. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at the Salem Five Community Room, 210 Essex St., Pedestrian Mall Walkway, Salem.
3. The Salem Beautification Committee will meet tonight at the City Hall Annex on Washington Street. The meeting, scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., is expected to feature a discussion regarding the planting of tree lawns at the request of the mayor, according to the posted agenda.
4. In case you missed it - we published a panoramic photo Monday afternoon offering a closer look at recent progress at Bertram Field. Click Here to check out the picture.
5. Today in History: On Aug. 27, 1776, The Battle of Long Island took place. In what is now Brooklyn, British forces under General William Howe defeated Americans under General George Washington.