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5 Things, November 30: Decorate Stoughton Center for the Holidays; Traffic Alert (And More...)

Five Things You Need to Know Today: Decorate Stoughton Center for the Holidays; Water Main Work in North Stoughton; Political Season Underway in Stoughton; And More...

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

1. Decorate Stoughton Center for the Holidays

Join the Stoughton Events Committee and the Stoughton Visiting Nurses this Saturday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. at Town Hall as they decorate Stoughton Center for the holiday season.

Donations of new or quality-used lights and decorations will be accepted to make the downtown more festive.

For more information, call Joe Mokrisky at 781-344-8887.

2. Water Main Work in North Stoughton

Originally scheduled for Nov. 16-17, but postponed, water main work in north Stoughton will now take place this weekend.

This Friday, Nov. 30, Turnpike St. (Route 139) will be shut down between Page St. and the Pleasant St./Turnpike St. intersection starting at 7 p.m. until the evening of Saturday, Dec. 1.

Detours will be sent down Maple St. and can back up, so please seek alternate routes.

The road closure is a result of work being done on a 24' main in North Stoughton.

The DPW reminds residents that starting at 10 p.m. on Nov. 30 through noon on Dec. 1, the North Stoughton area, from Turnpike St. at Pleasant St. to the Canton, Avon and Randolph lines will experience low water pressure and possible water discoloration. If your water is discolored during this time, run the cold water for few minutes to run it clear.

3. Political Season Underway in Stoughton

As of Nov. 1, nomination papers to run for town-wide office or for Town Meeting representative have been available at the Town Clerk's Office on the first floor of the Town Hall.

Wondering who has taken out nomination papers so far? Click here to see.

Town-wide nomination papers need to be filed at the Town Clerk's office by no later than 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2013. The Town Meeting warrant for petitioned articles also closes on this day.

Nomination papers for Town Meeting candidates are due at the Town Clerk's office by no later than 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 19, 2013.

The annual town election will be held Tuesday, April 9, 2013, with a preliminary election (if needed) held Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.

And, the annual Town Meeting begins Monday, May 6, 2013, with an Organizational Town Meeting taking place May 2, 2013.

The 2013 Town Meeting and Elections Calendar has been posted on the town website and can be found in the media gallery of this article.

4. 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

5. 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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