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5 Things, July 17: Mosquito and Heat Advisory Issued for Stoughton Area

Five Things You Need to Know Today: Mosquito Advisory and Heat Advisory Issued for Stoughton Area; 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. Mosquito Advisory

The Stoughton Board of Health posted the following release on the town's website on Monday in regards to the recent dectection of EEE in neighboring Easton:

"The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has announced the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been detected in mosquitoes in the Town of Easton. The Stoughton Board of Health advises individuals in the Town of Stoughton to take precautionary measures to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. EEE is a rare but serious illness spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Precautionary information can be obtained by dialing the following BOH Hotline # 781-232-9280."

The threat of mosquito-borne illness remains "moderate" in Stoughton, according to the state's Department of Public Health.

Click here for additional information and for tips on how to avoid mosquito bites and how to mosquito-proof your home.

2. Heat Advisory Issued for Stoughton Area

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Norfolk County, which is in effect from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, due to an expected period of hot temperatures and high humidity levels.

On Tuesday, July 17, the National Weather Service predicts the Stoughton area will see "patchy fog before 8 a.m. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 94. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 9 to 14 mph in the morning." Tuesday evening is expected to be "mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southwest wind 9 to 13 mph."

The high temperature for Wednesday, July 18 will be 89.

3. Bingo at the Senior Center

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

4. Public Hearing Scheduled for Improving Stoughton's Town Meeting

A public hearing is scheduled by the Board of Selectmen's Town Meeting Subcommittee for Thursday, July 19 7 p.m. at the Town Hall (third floor, Great Hall) to discuss possible ways to improve Stoughton's Town Meeting.

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5. 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

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