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5 Things You Need to Know Today: Nov. 16

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

Today is Friday, Nov. 16, and here are the five things you need to know:

1. It should be another brisk day in Salem. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect it to be partly sunny, with a high near 46. Tonight should be mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around 35. (sunrise, 6:36 a.m.; low tide, 6:11 a.m.; high tide, 12:27 p.m., sunset, 4:19 p.m.)

2. The City Council voted seven to three Thursday to reject a request from the five remaining Board of Health members to reduce the size of the board from seven members to five. Click Here for our full story.

3. The family and friends of a Danvers teen killed in a car accident in Salem earlier this summer had some harsh words for the driver following her sentencing in Salem District Court Thursday afternoon. Click Here for our full story.

4. Our readers are our site’s biggest asset and when we were thinking about what photo to use for the top of our Salem Patch Facebook page, we figured we’d leave it up to you. We are inviting you to share your favorite photo of your hometown. Click Here to submit your photograph.

5. Today in History: On Nov. 16, 1973, Richard Nixon signed the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act, which authorized the construction of the Alaska Pipeline.

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

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