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5 Things, January 2: Arctic Chill in the Stoughton Air

Five Things You Need to Know Today: Arctic Chill in the Air; Trash Schedule; Welcome Back to School; And More...

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

1. Arctic Chill in the Air

2013 is starting off with an Arctic chill in the Stoughton area.

High temperatures are supposed to reach 28 during the day on Wednesday, but start off with a wind chill near zero and dip into the single digits with a wind chill a couple of degrees below zero in the evening hours, according to the National Weather Service.

Thursday is will be sunny with a high near 30, but with wind chill values as low as -2, according to the National Weather Service.

Things start to warm up, comparatively speaking, by the weekend. Friday to Sunday have temperatures in the mid 30s with an evening low in the upper teens to low 20s.

2. Trash Schedule

Because there was no curbside trash pickup in observance of New Year's Day,  trash collection for Tuesday, Jan. 1 will instead be scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 2 in addition to the regular Wednesday collections.

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

Christmas Trees (with bags and stands removed) may be left curbside on your regular RECYCLING collection day and will be picked up by a separate truck during January only. This is the only method of disposal. Christmas trees will not be accepted at the Transfer Station.

3. Welcome Back to School

Wednesday, Jan. 2 marks the return to school from winter vacation for students in grades K-12 of the Stoughton Public Schools.

There are about 45 days, including holidays and weekends, until the next vacation, February vacation, which starts at the end of the school day on Friday, Feb. 15.

Click here to see the full 2012-2013 Stoughton Public Schools calendar.

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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