5 Things, January 9: What's Your Vision for Stoughton's Future? Take the Master Plan Survey

Five Things You Need to Know Today: Master Plan Survey; Board of Selectmen Budget Hearings; Teddybear Storytime at the Library; And More...

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

1. Master Plan Survey

The following is from the Stoughton Master Plan Committee:

The Stoughton Master Plan is asking for public input to develop a shared community vision and to help set goals that will take us confidently into the future.

The Town held a Visioning Forum on October 15th that brought together over 110 residents and business owners to share ideas about Stoughton’s future. The purpose of this survey is to allow more community members to share their ideas and opinions. Responses will be collected until January 20th and will be used to develop the Vision Report. Your voice is important to our future. Please take the opportunity to be heard.

Please take part in creating Stoughton’s future. Share your opinions at:


2. Board of Selectmen Meeting

The Stoughton Board of Selectmen will meet Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall (third floor, Great Hall) to continue reviewing the FY14 budgets for each town department.

This is the second of three consecutive nights the Board is scheduled to meet to go over next fiscal year's budget.

FY14 Department Budget Reviews scheduled for this evening: Cedar Hill; Engineering/Conservation; Building/Zoning; Moderator; Library; Fire Department/Ambulance; and Police Department/Auxiliary/Animal Control.

The Board is also scheduled to meet Jan 10. starting at 6:30 p.m.

Agendas for all three meetings can be found here: 

3. Drug Awareness Night

Come speak to local experts on how to keep your family drug free at "Talk Early, Talk Often, a drug awareness night, held from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. this Thursday, Jan. 10 at the O'Donnell Middle School.

Discussion topics include:

• Local and current drug trends

• Tools on how to talk to kids

• Consequences for teen drug abuse

The event is sponsored by OASIS, the Stoughton Police Department and the Stoughton Parent Engagement Center.

Please RSVP to parent engagement coordinators Maryann Dawson or Shaunte Thomas 781-344-7003, ext 7305 or via email:
m_dawson@stoughtonschools.org or s_thomas@stoughtonschools.org

4. Teddybear Storytime at the Library

Come join Peggy Sewcyk Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Stoughton Public Library for Teddybear Storytime. It's for children ages 3.5 to 6 years old.

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