5 Things You Need to Know Today, Aug. 16

Live chat, register to vote, Readers' Choice, the Ultimate Red Sox Experience and more.

Today is Thursday, Aug. 16. Here are five things to know today in Peabody.

  1. Live chat: The state Senate candidate will be with us from 2-3 p.m. today to answer questions for readers. If you can't make it during that time, email your questions in to john.castelluccio@patch.com.
  2. The deadline for registering to vote in the Sept. 6 state primary is Friday. The City Clerk's office will be open from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  3. Readers' Choice: You only have up until Friday before the stroke of midnight to .
  4. The Jim Rice Memorial Softball Tournament starts Saturday at . The brackets are set with teams of local police and fire departments and EMS services over both Saturday and Sunday, but volunteers may still be needed on both days to help keep things running smoothly. If you're interested in volunteering, click here and fill out the necessary information.
  5. Haven from Hunger is the drawing raffle winner in the Ultimate Red Sox Experience on Monday at 6:30 p.m. down at in the . For ticket information, call 978-531-1530.


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