5 Things You Need To Know Today: Wednesday, Nov. 9
Bits of knowledge to help you be the smartest person who is thinking, "Don't you think 19 children was enough, really?"
Here are five pieces of information designed to start your Wednesday off right and to help make you the smartest person who has ever thought they should have their own reality show.
1. Today's Local Weather Forecast: According to the NWS, there will be patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 66. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph. Wednesday Night: A slight chance of showers after 4am. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 48. South wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
2. Reader Comment of the Day: A reader named Patty believes that there is more to the story, _"Tewksbury Teens Arrested in Violent Home Invasion."_ -- "The article written in the paper did not contain all the facts of this case so people should be careful before jumping to conclusions. I'm not saying that the individuals involved should not be held accountable, I'm just saying get the fact before you pass judgment."
3. It's Happening Today: There are two important events going on at the _Senor Center, 175 Chandler St.,_ this morning. There is a Flu and Pneumonia Clinic starting at 9 a.m. and there is a continuation of the series "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" starting at 10 a.m. If you are the primary caregiver for an older person or infirmed person, this is a very important series with critical information.
4. Three And Out: With the volleyball team's three sets to one loss to North Andover Tuesday night, Tewksbury High has had all three of its playoff teams bounced in the first round of the tournament. While disappointing for field hockey, girls soccer and volleyball teams, it definitely does not take away from what they accomplished this season. The football team makes it four Redmen squads that have qualified for the post-season. A remarkable fall season to be sure.
5. This Is ONLY a Test: At 2 p.m. today, the Department of Homeland Security will be conducting the very first test of the Nationwide Emergency Alert system. According to the DHS web page,the signal will be transmitted on television and radio stations across all 50 states, as well as Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.
The DHS information states that the test will be similar to local emergency alert system tests. There will be an audio message that will interrupt television and radio programming stating: “This is a test.” The test is expected to last three minutes. After that, regular programming will resume.