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Snow Tapering Today, Freezing Temps Here to Stay

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

Salem Patch file photo.
Salem Patch file photo.

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 22, and here are the five things you need to know: 

1. Get ready to dig out today, Salem. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect the snow to continue into the late morning. Tonight should be partly cloudy, with a low around 5. (sunrise, 7:05 a.m.; low tide, 9:52 a.m.; high tide, 4:01 p.m.; sunset, 4:45 p.m.)

2. Don't forget - Salem Public Schools will be closed today. So you can tell your kids to go back to bed...or you could tell them to break out the shovels. It's up to you. Click Here for our full story.

3. The Salem Design Review Board will meet tonight at the City Hall Annex on Washington Street. The meeting, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., is expected to feature a discussion regarding a proposed development on Doge Street, according to the posted agenda.

4. The public is invited to celebrate the inauguration of Mayor Kimberley Driscoll and the Salem City Council with an “open house” at the city’s newest mixed-use development, 135 Lafayette Street on Sunday. Click Here for our full story.

5. Today in History: On Jan. 22, 1990, Robert Tappan Morris, Jr. was convicted of releasing the 1988 Internet Computer worm.

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

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