SONG OF THE DAY: "23" by Jimmy Eat World
Good morning, Salem! Here are five things you need to know today, Monday, Dec. 31:
1. THROWING A PARTY?: Are you holding a New Year's bash at your place tonight? Here are some inexpensive ways to ring in the New Year.
2. FISCAL CLIFF-DIVING?: If Congress can't cut a deal by the end of tonight, the country is about to dive off the so-called "fiscal cliff." What does that mean for New Hampshire?
3. SALEM'S PERSON OF THE YEAR: Take a look at our post that asks the simple question: Who is Salem's person of the year? Leave a comment with your choice.
4. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: On this day in 1972, Roberto Clemente, future Hall of Fame baseball player, is killed along with four others when the cargo plane in which he is traveling crashes off the coast of Puerto Rico. Clemente was on his way to deliver relief supplies to Nicaragua following a devastating earthquake there a week earlier. Information courtesy of History.com.
5. TODAY'S FORECAST: Partly sunny with a high of 29. Mostly cloudy tonight with a low of 23.