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5 Things, November 23: Send Care Packages to Stoughton Soldiers (And a Sobriety Checkpoint)

Five Things You Need to Know Today: Firefighters Sending Care Packages to Stoughton Residents in the Military; What is Open/Closed on Friday?; Post-Thanksgiving Trash Schedule; Sobriety Checkpoint; And more...

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

1. Firefighters Sending Care Packages to Stoughton Residents in the Military

Stoughton Firefighters Jim Rush and Jim Brackett, co-chairs of the Harry Landman Committee, are sending a Christmas care package to any Stoughton resident in the military who is currently away from home.

The servicemembers are sent a package containing candy, cookies, toiletries and DVD's. Anyone who would like to submit a servicemember's name can do so in writing by Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the Freeman Street Fire Station and Rush and Brackett will make sure these servicemembers receive a package on behalf of all the residents thanking them for their service.

2. What is Open/Closed on Friday?

Following the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, the Stoughton Town Hall, Stoughton Public Schools and Stoughton Senior Center will remain closed on Friday, Nov. 23.

However, the Stoughton Public Library will be open on Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

3. Post-Thanksgiving Trash Schedule

There was no curbside trash collection Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving Day. Trash collection for Thanksgiving Day is instead scheduled for Friday, Nov. 23, in addition to the regular Friday collection. This is standard procedure for any holiday.

Residents are reminded to have their trash out at 7 a.m. on the day of their scheduled collection.

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

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 Saturday night, Nov. 24 into Sunday, Nov. 25.

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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 11/24 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.).

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