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5 Things You Need to Know Today: Oct. 10

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

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 10, and here are the five things you need to know:

1. It should be another brisk autumn day in Marblehead. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect it to be cloudy, with a high near 58. Tonight should be cloudy during the early evening, then gradually clearing, with a low around 44. (sunrise, 6:51 a.m.; high tide, 7:20 a.m.; low tide, 1:20 p.m.; sunset, 6:08 p.m.)

2. The trial of a local man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend in 2009 began Tuesday morning in Salem Superior Court. The trial of Peter Ronchi, charged with two counts of first-degree murder, is currently underway. Click Here for the details. 

3. The Board of Selectmen will meet tonight in the Selectmen's Meeting Room of Abbot Hall. The meeting, scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., is expected to feature a discussion regarding a liquor license conversion at the Eastern Yacht Club, according to the posted agenda.

4. Marblehead High School's varsity field hockey team will host Swampscott this afternoon at Seaside Park. The game is scheduled to begin at 3:45 p.m., so consider stopping by to cheer them on!

5. Today in History: On Oct. 10, 1913, President Woodrow Wilson triggered the explosion of the Gamboa Dike, ending the construction of the Panama Canal.

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

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