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5 Things, February 14: Stoughton Police Announce Appointment of School Resource Officer

Five Things You Need to Know Today: Stoughton Police Announce Appointment of Robert Kuhn as the new School Resource Officer; No Trash Collection on Presidents' Day; 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. Stoughton Police Announce Appointment of School Resource Officer 

Stoughton Police Officer Robert Kuhn started as the new School Resource Officer last Wednesday, filling a position that been vacant for more than five years (Current Sgt. John Bonney was the last school resource officer). 

Kuhn will be working with Juvenile Detective Roger Hardy to provide a positive police presence in the schools.

The following is from the Stoughton Police Department:

The Stoughton Police Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Officer Robert Kuhn as our new School Resource Officer. This appointment was made possible by the tremendous support given us at last year's town meeting.

Officer Kuhn is a veteran of the United States Army via the National Guard and has been deployed during the current conflicts. He became a member of the SPD on October 11, 2005 and has served with distinction in his patrol duties.

Officer Kuhn has attended several trainings to assist him with this transition including Verbal Judo Tactical Communications Instructor, Street Level Narcotics Investigation, Social Media Safety, Stopping the School Shooter, ALICE School Response Instructor, and many others. 

2. No Trash Collection on Presidents' Day

The following is from the Stoughton DPW:

On Monday, Feb. 18, there will be no curbside trash collection in observance of Presidents' Day. Trash collection for Presidents' Day will be scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 19 in addition to the regular Tuesday collection.  This is standard procedure for any holiday.

All rubbish and recyclables must be curbside by 7 a.m. on your collection day.

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4. 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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