Today is Friday, Nov. 1, and here are the five things you need to know:
1. It will be a wet and windy start to November in Salem. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect showers, mainly before 1 p.m., and a high near 68. Tonight should be partly cloudy, with a low around 49. (sunrise, 7:17 a.m.; high tide, 9:56 a.m.; low tide, 3:40 a.m.; sunset, 5:36 p.m.)
2. Ever hear the tale of the Ghost of Collins Cove? Salem Patch History Columnist Jerome Curley's latest column offers a closer look at the true story behind the story.
3. Did you head into Salem to take part in last night's big Halloween celebration? Click Here to check out some photos we snapped on a walk across the city and Click Here to share your own favorite shots with your neighbors.
4. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced Thursday that the Boston Red Sox World Series Championship Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday. Click Here for our full story.
5. Today in History: On Nov. 1, 1800, President John Adams became the first President of the United States to live in the Executive Mansion, which would later be renamed the White House.