Today is Thursday, Oct. 10, and here are the five things you need to know:
1. It should be another pleasant day in Salem. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect it to be partly sunny, with a high near 61. Tonight should be mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. (sunrise, 6:51 a.m.; low tide, 9:34 a.m.; high tide, 3:48 p.m.; sunset, 6:09 p.m.)
3. Worried about the air quality in Salem? There will be a public hearing about air quality permitting relating to the city's new power plant tonight at Bentley School on Memorial Drive. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. 4. The Salem Farmers' Market will take place this afternoon in Derby Square. The market will run from 3 to 7 p.m. Click Here for more details and Click Here to view photos from a market earlier this year.
5. Today in History: On Oct. 10, 1780, The Great Hurricane of 1780 killed between 20,000 and 30,000 people in the Caribbean.