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5 Things You Need to Know Today: Nov. 5

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

Today is Monday, Nov. 5, and here are the five things you need to know:

1. It should be another beautiful fall day in Salem. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect it to be mostly sunny, with a high near 46. Tonight should be mostly clear, with a low around 31. (sunrise, 6:22 a.m.; low tide, 9:02 a.m.; high tide, 3:15 p.m.; sunset, 4:30 p.m.)

2. Over the last few weeks, our readers sent us nearly 100 amazing Halloween photographs - but there could only be one winner. Congratulations to Rodney, who you voted the winner of this year's Salem Patch Halloween Photo Contest. Click Here to check out the winning photo.

3. Salem High School's boys' varsity soccer team advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a 1-0 victory over Lynn Classical. They will take on Pentucket in the quarter-finals tomorrow night. Check back with Salem Patch later this afternoon for all the details.

4. The Salem School Committee will meet tonight at City Hall on Washington Street. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., according to the posted agenda.

5. Today in History: On Nov. 5, 1895, George B. Selden was granted the first US patent for an automobile.

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

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