Today is Tuesday, Sept. 24, and here are the five things you need to know:
1. It should be a pleasant fall day in Salem. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect it to be sunny, with a high near 65. Tonight should be partly cloudy, with a low around 46. (sunrise, 6:33 a.m.; low tide, 9:02 a.m.; high tide, 3:18 p.m.; sunset, 6:36 p.m.)
2. The state's Department of Health and Human Services issued a press release Monday announcing Massachusetts' fourth human case of West Nile virus this year. The man, a resident of Essex County in his 60’s, was hospitalized but later discharged. The case should serve as a reminder that West Nile Virus will continue to be a threat until the first hard overnight frost.
3. Salem High School's varsity field hockey team will hit the road this afternoon to take on Gloucester High School. The game is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m., so consider stopping by to cheer them on!
4. 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 an upcoming pumpkin carving contest, according to the posted agenda.
5. Today in History: On Sept. 24, 1996, representatives of 71 nations signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.