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5 Things, December 4: Board of Selectmen Meet (And Send Care Packages to Stoughton Soldiers)

Five Things You Need to Know Today: Board of Selectmen Meeting; Firefighters Sending Care Packages to Stoughton Residents in the Military; Bingo at the Senior Center; And More...

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

1. Board of Selectmen Meeting

The Stoughton Board of Selectmen will meet Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall (third floor, Great Hall).

The meeting begins in executive session (closed to the public), before reconvening in open session.

A full agenda is posted here: bos 12-4-12 agenda.pdf 

2. Firefighters Sending Care Packages to Stoughton Residents in the Military

Stoughton Firefighters Jim Rush and Jim Brackett, co-chairs of the Harry Landman Committee, are sending a Christmas care package to any Stoughton resident in the military who is currently away from home.

The servicemembers are sent a package containing candy, cookies, toiletries and DVD's. Anyone who would like to submit a servicemember's name can do so in writing by Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the Freeman Street Fire Station and Rush and Brackett will make sure these servicemembers receive a package on behalf of all the residents thanking them for their service.

3. Bingo at the Senior Center

The Senior Center will hold its weekly game of BINGO at 12:45 p.m.

4. Looking Ahead: Stoughton High Hosting College Financial Aid Night

Stoughton High School will be hosting a financial aid night sponsored by MEFA, the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority, Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in the SHS Auditorium.

SHS seniors are strongly encouraged to have at least one member of their family attend this event. Junior parents who would like to get a jump start on the college financial aid process are also welcome to attend, SHS Guidance Director Barbara Regan said.

Click here for more information.

5. Reminder: 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.

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