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5 Things, November 16: Stoughton Master Plan Committee Looking to Form Focus Groups

Five Things You Need to Know Today: Stoughton Master Plan Forming Focus Groups; Stoughton High Drama Club's Fall Play; STOYAC Pop Warner B-Raiders Advance to Super Bowl; 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 Master Plan Forming Focus Groups

The following is from the Stoughton Master Plan Committee:

The Master Plan Committee wishes to thank all the residents and businesses in the Town for their participation in the Master Plan Public Forum that was held on October 15. Your participation and opinions were invaluable to the development of Phase 1 of the Master Plan.  

As we continue our work on Phase 1, your continued involvement is crucial to the success of our project and we are now asking you to participate in a Focus Group of your choice.  

The purpose of a focus group is to share ideas among participants in the identification of key issues, goals and strategies. The topics of the Focus Groups are as follows:  Open Space/Recreation, Transportation, Town Image, Public Infrastructure, Downtown, Schools, Energy & Sustainability and Healthy Community.  

If you are interested in joining a group, please contact Noreen O’Toole, Town Planner, by November 30th  at notoole@stoughton-ma.gov or call 781-232-9201.

As always stay connected and visit our website at www.stoughtonmasterplan.org and at www.facebook.com/StoughtonMasterPlan.

2. Traffic Update

The water main work in North Stoughton scheduled for Nov. 16 and 17 has been postponed with no announcement of when it will be rescheduled.

As a result there will not be issues with the water in North Stoughton on Nov. 16 and 17 and there will be no traffic delays.

3. Stoughton High Drama Club's Fall Play Commemorates Children in the Holocaust

Stoughton High students will present its fall production, "And a Child Shall Lead," a play about children living in a concentration camp during the Holocaust, November 16-18 at the SHS auditorium.

Show times will be:

  • Friday, November 16 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 17 at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday matinee will take place November 18 at 2 p.m.

Click here for more details.

4. STOYAC Pop Warner B-Raiders Advance to Super Bowl

The STOYAC B-Raiders beat Westwood 34-33 in overtime in the semifinal round of the Hockomock League Division 1 Junior Midget Pop Warner playoffs and now face undefeated North Attleboro in the Super Bowl Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. at the Stoughton High football field. Click here for more details.

5A. Stoughton DPW Recycling Center Changing Hours

The following is a message from the Stoughton Department of Public Works:

The Recycling Center, located at 100 Page Street, will no longer be open on Saturdays, and effective immediately and permanently will be open Sundays (only) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.         

The Recycling Center will continue to accept all recycling.  Any questions, call the Public Works Department at 781-344-2112 or 781-341-1300 X9312

5B. Leaf Disposal

The following is a message from the Stoughton Department of Public Works:

Saturday 11/17, 11/24 and 12/1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Gay Street pit (behind Meads Meadow) will be open and available to residents for
leaf disposal.

There will be 3 trash trucks available. All containers will have to be dumped (there will be a barrel for bags, etc.).

DJ November 16, 2012 at 02:09 PM
I've yet to visit the Town's "dump" where I or anyone around me has been asked to show an ID confirming residency. I know for a fact the recycling center is used by people of other towns. Why is this being allowed?

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