McCafferty's Last Day: The Stoughton Fire Department's Group 1 spent their last day on Monday with Firefighter Paul McCafferty. He is transferring to the West Bridgewater Fire Department. The guys on the squad wished him well and gave him a warm farewell.
And, speaking of the Fire Department.........LET'S GET COOKING WITH FIRE SAFETY! The Stoughton Fire Department at 1550 Central St. invites you to a FREE Open House on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn about Fire Safety. This will focus on kitchen fire safety. October is National Fire Safety Month and during the open house, families will learn about fire prevention, participate in fire safety activities, and enjoy FREE Papa Gino's Pizza! For more information, contact Lt. James Campbell at 781-344-3170 x 9755 or email@example.com.
TRASH TALK: On Monday, Oct. 14, there will be no curbside trash collection and recycling in observance of Columbus Day. Trash collection for Columbus Day will be scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 15, in addition to the regular Tuesday collection. This is standard procedure for any holiday. For five (5) Saturdays only, beginning Saturday, November 2nd, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Stoughton residents may bring leaves and chip-able brush only to Gay Street storage yard (behind Meads Meadow).
Recyclables must be separated as follows: (1) Commingled containers (glass, plastic, aluminum cans, and aluminum foil) and (2) curbside newsprint (newspapers, cardboard boxes, brown paper bags, magazines, phone books, inserts).
The DPW is now able to pick up tubeless TV’s and computer monitors with curbside trash, but older TV’s and computer monitors with tubes (CRTs) cannot be picked up curbside and must be brought to the transfer station. Large household appliances (metal items) must be called into the Public Works for an appointment for pickup.
The Transfer Station is open every SUNDAY from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Page Street
NOTE: All rubbish and recyclables must be curbside by 7 a.m. on your collection day.
Please place recyclables apart from regular rubbish (stickers facing the street).
No barrel over 30-gallon size will be emptied. Large household appliances (metal items) must be called into the Public Works for appointment for pickup.Call (781-344-2112 or 781-341-1300 X9312) for an appointment, or any questions you may have.
FALL FESTIVAL! I don't know about you, but I LOVE Fall Festivals! And, the Old Colony YMCA Fall Festival looks like a blast for local families! It's taking place on Monday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their 445 Central Street location. Hayrides will be offered for only $2! There will be Halloween stories and crafts; scarecrow building, tasty fall treats, apple cider, pumpkin painting, a "haunted" inflatable obstacle course, and a youth basketball skills competition! It's all FREE (except the hay ride, which is free to Old Colony Y members.)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Dori Frankel, long-time Town Meeting member, Conservation Commission member, and president of SOLA, the non-profit arm of the Stoughton Public Library.