Today is Wednesday, Sept. 11, and here are the five things you need to know:
1. It will be unseasonably hot in Salem today. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect it to be cloudy, with a high near 86. Tonight should be cloudy, with a low around 70. (sunrise, 6:18 a.m.; low tide, 10:06 a.m.; high tide, 4:13 p.m.; sunset, 6:59 p.m.)
2. Northside Carting, Salem’s trash and recycling collection contractor, recently changed their recycling truck models. The new trucks have split rear compartments to accommodate paper on one side and co-mingled on the other. The newer trucks have higher capacity to transport recycling materials and are more energy efficient. The increased capacity allows for fewer trips to the recycling center and quicker pick-up of curbside recycling.
3. Salem High School's girls' varsity volleyball team will hit the road this afternoon to take on Peabody Veterans Memorial High School. The match is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m., so consider stopping by to cheer them on!
4. The Salem Bike Path Committee will meet tonight on the third floor of the City Hall Annex on Washington Street. The meeting, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., is expected to feature a discussion regarding proposed signage, according to the posted agenda.
5. Today in History: On Sept. 11, 1775, Benedict Arnold's expedition to Quebec left Cambridge.