1. FORECAST: Today — A slight chance of showers after 11am. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 63; Tonight — A chance of showers, mainly before midnight. Patchy fog before 11pm. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 42.
2. REGISTER TO VOTE: The Presidential Election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The last day to register to vote for this election is Wednesday, Oct. 17.
3. ELDRIDGE/CAVARETTA DEBATE: Incumbent state Sen. Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) and his Republican challenger in the November election, Dean Cavaretta of Stow, will square off in an October debate hosted by Patch and ActonTV. The live debate will be held in ActonTV studios on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. and will be live-streamed/live-blogged on Acton Patch, Sudbury Patch, Marlborough Patch, Westborough Patch, and Northborough Patch, as well as broadcast live on ActonTV, Comcast Channels 8, 9, & 99
and Verizon Channels 40, 41 & 45. Other towns in the district also will be broadcasting the debate at a later date.
4. IT'S FLU SEASON!: The Acton Nursing Service will be holding two town-wide flu clinics for Acton residents in October. Registration is required. Register Today!
5. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1871 – The Great Chicago Fire Chicago burns in flames after a barn accident. The fire lasts from Oct. 8-10;1973 – Vice President of the United StatesSpiro Agnew resigns after being charged with federal income tax evasion; 1986 – An earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter Scale strikes San Salvador, El Salvador, killing an estimated 1,500 people.