Region Roundup: Man Shot After Answering Doorbell; Election, Town Meeting Pushed Back (And More...)
A look at what is happening around the region.
With both the Stoughton annual town election and a special state primary for a U.S. Senate seat scheduled to be held in April, the Stoughton Board of Selectmen took advantage of a state law which allowed the Board to move the date of the town election to the same day as the primary.
Originally, the town election was scheduled to be held Tuesday, April 9, 2013, with the primary for the special U.S. Senate election to fill the seat held by now Secretary of State John Kerry just three weeks later on Tuesday, April 30.
After meeting last Monday night, Selectmen voted 3-1 in favor of holding the two elections on the same day, April 30.
The decision to move the town election to April 30, which is when Town Meeting representatives are elected, also coincided with Selectmen voting to postpone the start of the annual Town Meeting from May 6 to May 20.
Canton Man Shot After Answering Doorbell
Canton police are searching for an individual suspected of shooting a man in Canton early Friday morning, according to reports.
A Chapman Street resident was shot in the neck around 2 a.m. Friday after he opened his front door and someone started shooting, according to a WHDH report.
The victim was allegedly shot in the neck but was flown to Boston Medical Center and is expected to survive, according to the report.
Stoughton's own singer-songwriter, nationally-acclaimed Lori McKenna, is releasing her six full-length album, "Massachusetts," officially on April 23.
It will kick off with two pre-release shows at Club Passim in Cambridge, on April 4th and 5th.
McKenna received national recognition when she penned "Fireflies" and a couple of other songs for Faith Hill a few years back, and was also featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Her career has taken off since, but she still lives in Stoughton, raising her children.
There's a special track on the this new CD for her hometown called "Love Can Put It Back Together," which was written with Stoughton native Mike Viola about the “the aging and currently vacant Stoughton Theatre.”
Five Stoughton High students - Alec DeNapoli, Robert Mone, James Slattery, Amanda Glickman and Emma Sinkus - placed at the South Shore Regional Science Fair last Saturday, March 9 at Bridgewater State University, and are now eligible to take part in the State Science Fair held at MIT in May.
Have you ever worried about what would happen if your young one fell into a pool when you weren't looking?
Mothers and fathers at the Hampton Inn in Norwood can ease that worry a little more each day they take their child to swim with Deborah Rossetti, an instructor with Infant Swimming Resource.
ISR, founded in 1966, is a program that teaches children from six months to four-years-old skills to survive a fall in the water.
Governor Deval Patrick and the Mashpee Womponoag Tribe are reportedly close to finalizing an agreement for a $500 million casino on the intersection of Route 140 and Route 24 in Taunton.
Patrick said Thursday that his administration has reached an agreement-in-principle on a revised casino compact with the Mashpee Womponoag tribe, according to the Boston Herald.