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5 Things, November 2: State Police to Run "Sobriety Checkpoint" in Norfolk County

Five Things You Need to Know Today: State Police to Run "Sobriety Checkpoint" in Norfolk County This Weekend; Reflagging of Veterans' Graves; and more...

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

1. State Police to Run "Sobriety Checkpoint" in Norfolk County This Weekend

The following is from the Massachusetts State Police:

Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, announced that a “Sobriety Checkpoint” will be implemented by the Massachusetts State Police on a public way in Norfolk County Friday, Nov. 2, into Saturday, Nov. 3. 

The purpose is to further educate the motoring public and strengthen the public’s awareness to the need of detecting and removing those motorists who operate under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs from our roadways. 

It will be operated during varied hours, the selection of vehicles will not be arbitrary, safety will be assured, and any inconveniences to motorists will be minimized with advance notice to reduce fear and anxiety.

2A. Reflagging Ceremony

On Saturday, Nov. 3, all veterans graves will be reflagged at the Holy Sepulcher and Evergreen Cemeteries.

The Veteran's Agent is asking for assistance in honoring this tradition. It is a great event for the whole family.

If you wish to help, meet at the V.F.W. Post 1645 (837 Washington St.) at 10 a.m. Following the reflagging, refreshments will be served at the V.F.W.

2B. Veterans Appreciation Breakfast

The Stoughton Council on Aging will be hosting an appreciation breakfast for veterans on Friday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. at the Stoughton Senior Center (110 Rockland St.)

If you are a Stoughton veteran, and would like to attend the complimentary breakfast, make your reservations by calling 781-344-8882. Press 1 for the COA, and 1 again for the receptionist.

Veterans may bring one guest for a $3 charge. Tickets may be purchased at the senior center by Nov. 5, or when sold out. Feel free to bring any memorabilia and memories you might like to share!

3A. Stoughton DPW Setting Up Post-Hurricane Sandy Brush Disposal Center

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

In order to help residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Public Works Department will have the Gay Street storage yard (behind Meads Meadow) open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. 

This will be the only day and only means for disposal of brush and branches.

3B. 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

4. First Parish Church Annual Holiday Fair

The First Parish Universalist Church (790 Washington St., Stoughton Center) will be holding a holiday fair this weekend, Friday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

There will be books, jewelry, food, themed basket raffles, knit goods, plants, and more. There will be a silent auction on Saturday.

5A. Follow Stoughton High football LIVE

The Stoughton High football team (7-1) hosts Attleboro (4-4) Friday at 6 p.m.

Can't make it to the game?

Why wait until the following day or the following week to find out about how the Stoughton High football team fared?  Why even wait until after the game?

You can follow all the action, as it happens, with our live blog, which will be posted on the site in time for Friday's game.

Click here for a preview of the game. 

5B. Stoughton High Volleyball Hosts Playoff Game

The Stoughton High volleyball team, seeded 7th in an 11-team bracket, will host #10 Braintree in the first round of the MIAA Division 1 South Sectional volleyball tournament Saturday at 7 p.m. at SHS.

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