Welcome to “5 Things,” your daily resource for community events, happenings in town and other little tidbits of information. Here are five things you need to know on Friday, Aug. 17.
1. Hot: The number one thing to say about Friday’s weather is that it will be a hot day. Temperatures will be in to the 90s and there will also be a chance of thundershowers in the afternoon.
2. Voter Registration: Friday is the final day to register to vote in advance of the Sept. 7 primary election. That’s the election when Democrats will winnow down . Typically, Town Clerk’s offices are open until 8 p.m. on the final day to register before an election. But this is the first Thursday election and that means the deadline falls on a Friday. So Secretary of State Bill Galvin said that clerk’s offices, including at , can close at 5 p.m.
3. 1.91 inches: The thunderstorm and torrential rainshower that moved through Danvers late Wednesday night and Thursday dropped 1.91 inches of rain at Beverly Airport, which is half in Danvers. That is more than half the average August rainfall in the area – 3.4 inches.
4. Readers Choice: Friday is the final day to place a vote in the . Have your say on everything from the to the in Danvers. Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. on Friday.
5. Softball: This weekend marks the , in memory of the Peabody firefighter who died fighting a fire last December. The players will include local teams of firefighters, police and EMS personnel – including a team from the - and benefit Rice’s family. Proceeds from the food sales and Jim Rice Memorial Softball tee shirts that are sold at the tournament will also go toward the fund. The games will be played at and the O'Connor fields in Peabody.
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