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5 Things, August 2: State Police to Run "Sobriety Checkpoint" in Norfolk County This Weekend

Five Things You Need to Know Today: State Police to Run "Sobriety Checkpoint" in Norfolk County This Weekend; Stoughton Selectmen to Recruit Capital Planning Committee; Thursday is Food Pantry Day in Stoughton; and more...

"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.

1. State Police to Run "Sobriety Checkpoint" in Norfolk County This Weekend

The following is from the Massachusetts State Police:

Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, announced that a “Sobriety Checkpoint” will be implemented by the Massachusetts State Police on a public way in Norfolk County Friday, August 3, into Saturday, August 4. 

The purpose is to further educate the motoring public and strengthen the public’s awareness to the need of detecting and removing those motorists who operate under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs from our roadways. 

It will be operated during varied hours, the selection of vehicles will not be arbitrary, safety will be assured, and any inconveniences to motorists will be minimized with advance notice to reduce fear and anxiety.

2. Patch Photo Contest

As part of a photo contest series, Patch is looking for the prettiest pet in the area. Click on the link below to upload a photo of your pet and vouch for your favorite four legged friend.

3. Stoughton All Comers – Summer Track Meets

Join Michael Baugh at the on Thursday nights this summer for fun, exercise, and competition. An experienced track coach, Baugh will instruct children in a different track and field skill each week and conduct some races. This is a no pressure learning experience that will introduce your child to the sport of track and field.

The fee is $2 per race or three races for $5.

For more information, including dates and start times, click on the following link:

Stoughton All Comers.pdf

4. Thursday is Food Pantry Day in Stoughton

Stoughton resident Peg Carbone continues her effort to curb hunger in Stoughton, personally picking up donations for the food pantries every Thursday.

Here's a note from Peg: "I pick up non perishable food and also household items every Thursday, anywhere in Stoughton and deliver them to the food pantry. Please tell your friends and neighbors. One item, one bag or several, and I will pick them up every Thursday."

Haven't called to arrange a pickup? It's not too late. Call Peg at 508-889-1385 or send an email to peg.carbone@comcast.net.

5. Looking Ahead: Storytime LIVE with Clifford the Big Red Dog!

Come join on Saturday, August 4, 2012 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. for their first Storytime LIVE with Clifford!

Clifford will read stories to the children, be available for photos and light refreshments will be served!

Bring your family, friends and neighbors!

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