Today is Friday, Sept. 20, and here are the five things you need to know:
1. It should be another beautiful day in Salem. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect it to be sunny, with a high near 73. Tonight should be mostly clear, with a low around 54. (sunrise, 6:28 a.m.; low tide, 6:33 a.m.; high tide, 12:37 p.m.; sunset, 6:43 p.m.)
2. Retired state Sen. Fred Berry was taken to the hospital again early Tuesday morning, suffering from pneumonia. Berry, who has cerebral palsy and has experienced some health complications and pneumonia in more recent years, was taken to Salem Hospital by ambulance from his residence at 8 Crowninshield St. at 3:24 a.m., according to a police log entry.
3. Salem High School's varsity football team will hit the road tonight to take on the high-powered Marblehead Magicians at Piper Field in Marblehead. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., so consider stopping by to cheer them on! Click Here for our full story.
4. Speaking of Salem high school athletics, we published a story Thursday highlighting recent progress at Bertram Field - where rolls of synthetic turf arrived earlier this week. Click Here for our full story.
5. Today in History: On Sept. 20, 1982, National Football League players began what would end up being a 57-day strike.