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5 Things (And One Decked Out House) Dec. 18

Here are the five things you need to know before you start your day in Salem.

Today is Tuesday, Dec.18, and here are the five things you need to know:

1. It'll be another rainy day in Salem. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect showers, and a high near 49. Tonight should be cloudy, with a low around 37. (sunrise, 7:08 .m.; low tide, 8:38 a.m.; high tide, 2:55 p.m.; sunset, 4:12 p.m.)

2. Who has the best “decked” house in Salem this holiday season? According to users who voted in our annual Deck the House Contest, this home has the best holiday lights in Salem. The photo was sent in by Pauline LeBel Bautista.

3. Members of the Salem Fire Department extinguished their third reported car fire in under a week Monday morning. The vehicle reportedly burst into flames while parked outside of Sunshine Laundry on Boston Street. Click Here for all the details.

4. The Salem Park and Recreation Commission will meet tonight on Broad Street. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:45 p.m. at 5 Broad St. Click Here for more information.

5. Today in History: On Dec. 18, 1777, the United States celebrated its first Thanksgiving, making the recent victory by the Americans over General John Burgoyne in the Battle of Saratoga in October.

For more things going on in Salem today, check out our events calendar.

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