5 Things, October 17: Marijuana - What Every Parent Should Know

Five Things You Need to Know Today: Marijuana Presentation - What Every Parent Should Know; What's the Chance of a Big Earthquake in New England?; Grocery Deals on Stoughton Patch; and more...

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

1. Marijuana: What Every Parent Should Know

Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the O'Donnell Middle School media center, OASIS (Organizing Against Substances In Stoughton) is collaborating with the Stoughton Public Schools Parent Engagement Coordinators to provide a marijuana education event for parents (and anyone else from the community).

Dr. Kevin Hill from McLean Hospital will be presenting on youth marijuana addiction and the Stoughton Police Department will be talking about marijuana, youth and the law. Stephanie Patton of OASIS will also be presenting.

Can't make it Wednesday evening? A similar presentation will take place Thursday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the Jones School, featuring OASIS member Dan Tarlin, a clinical social worker and Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor at Westwood Lodge Hospital.

2. What's the Chance of a Big Earthquake in New England?

New Englanders from Maine to Massachusetts and perhaps as far away as Rhode Island felt the 4.0 magnitude earthquake centered in Lake Arrowhead, Maine early Tuesday night.

Turns out New England is no stranger to earthquake activity.

Click here to read the full story.

3. Teddybear Storytime at the Library

Come join Peggy Sewcyk Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Stoughton Public Library for Teddybear Storytime. It's for children ages 3.5 to 6 years old.

4. Grocery Deals on Stoughton Patch

Stoughton Patch has added a grocery specials section. You can search by store, category and even item. Check it out here:


5. Looking Ahead: Free Document Shredding Day

A free Document Shredding Day will be held from 9 a.m.  - 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Randolph Savings Bank (15 Pleasant Street in Stoughton Center).

Bring documents you need shredded and Randolph Savings Bank will shred them professionally for free. It's a great way for you to avoid identity theft and also declutter. One lucky attendee will receive a personal shredder.

Randolph Savings Bank will also match any donation* you make at Shredding Day to any one of these three Stoughton organizations: Stoughton Council on Aging, Stoughton Public Library, and STOYAC (Stoughton Youth Athletic Club)

*Randolph Savings will match donations up to a total of $1,000 per organization.

Stephanie Patton October 17, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Concerned about youth marijuana use in Stoughton? Come learn more about this issue TONIGHT! See the article for more details!
Paul Hurteau October 17, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Stephanie,, You look so intelligent, how can you believe what people whose paycheck depends on this stupid drug law say?? Why not shut down liquor store or stores that sell cigarettes? We KNOW these cause deaths, unlike Marijuana.
Mike October 19, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Yes I am concerned about the Marajuana use in Stoughton,..concerned that there isnt more of it


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