5 Things You Need to Know Today
Here are the five things you need to know before you start your day in Marblehead.
Today is Tuesday, July 12, and here are the five things you need to know:
1. The National Weather Service is predicting that Marblehead residents can expect showers and thunderstorms today between 1 and 5 p.m. Otherwise, it should be partly sunny, with a high near 78. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 67. (sunrise, 5:16 a.m.; high tide, 9:21 a.m.; low tide, 3:13 p.m.; sunset, 8:20 p.m.)
2. The USA Yacht Bella PITA set a new record Monday in the Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race, crossing the finish line in 30 hours, 46 minutes and 52 seconds. Bella PITA, out of Oxford, Md., shattered the record of 33:29:57 set in 1989 by the Starlight Express a Santa Cruz 70 which rode the edge of a storm.
4. The town's Solid Waste Facility Committee will meet at the Mary Alley Building on Widger Road tonight at 7:30 p.m. Members will have a discussion with Town Planner Becky Curran about the status of a contract, according to the meeting's agenda.
5. Today in history: On July 12, 1804, former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton died - one day after he was shot in a duel with then sitting Vice President Aaron Burr.
For more things going on in Marblehead today, check out our events calendar.