Today is Thursday, March 27, and here are the five things you need to know:
1. It should be a pleasant spring day in Salem. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect it to be sunny, with a high near 46. Tonight should be mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. (sunrise, 6:33 a.m.; high tide, 12:08 p.m.; low tide, 6:22 p.m.; sunset, 7:03 p.m.)
2. A reception for a new student art exhibit at Salem State University will be held tonight in the Winfisky Gallery, located in the Ellison Campus Center. The reception is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., so consider stopping by to celebrate some award-winning student artwork!
3. The Salem Historical Commission 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 several proposed construction projects, according to the posted agenda.
4. It's spring, which means it's pothole season in Salem. The city issued a release earlier this week aimed at reminding residents to report trouble spots to Potholes@Salem.com. Click Here for our full story.
5. Today in History: On March 27, 1964, The Good Friday Earthquake, the most powerful earthquake in US history, struck in South Central Alaska.
For more things going on in Salem today, check out our events calendar.