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5 Things, October 25: Stoughton Town Hall Roof Project Complete

Five Things You Need to Know Today: Town Hall Roof Project Complete; Stoughton Youth Lacrosse Signups; Kids Voting Stoughton Looking for Volunteers; and more...

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

1. Town Hall Roof Project Complete

The following is a release from the Town of Stoughton:

Interim Town Manager, Joseph D. Feaster, Jr. announced Wednesday that the installation of the new slate roof on the Town Hall is completed ahead of schedule and within budget.

Construction of the $383,000 roof began in July and work has been ongoing since then. The Contractor, Meadows Construction of Topsfield, MA actually utilized mechanical lifts to do the roof construction.

The roof replacement was made possible by an appropriation at Town Meeting and by a contribution from the Town’s Community Preservation Committee.

The final roof inspection by the Town’s consulting engineer and other Town officials will occur Friday morning.

2. Stoughton Youth Lacrosse League Signups

The new Stoughton Youth Lacrosse league will be having signups on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Stoughton Police Station (Community Room).

Stoughton Lacrosse is a brand new youth sports program that is being organized by Dean Russo, Toni Cann, Karrie Pizzano and Niecia Nunes.  The program, available for boys and girls in grades 1-8, will run this upcoming spring (in 2013). 

Stoughton Youth Lacrosse is also looking for coaches, team parents, and volunteers willing to help out in all areas.

Registration is $175 (payment plans available). Every player is also required to pay a separate membership that goes directly to the U.S. Lacrosse Association.

For more information, visit: http://www.stoughtonlax.org/

Questions? Email drusso@stoughtonlax.org or Kpizzano@stoughtonlax.org.

3. Kids Voting Stoughton Looking for Volunteers

The following is from About Town:

Adults won't be the only ones voting on Election Day. School-aged kids can as well, thanks to Kids Voting Stoughton.

But in order to provide this experience for Stoughton youth, Kids Voting Stoughton needs your help on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 2-8 pm. 

Join Kids Voting Stoughton for volunteer poll worker training on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6-7 p.m. at the Stoughton Council on Aging/Youth Commission building at 110 Rockland St. You can all call Pat Basler at 781-344-2711 for more information.

4. Road Closures Due to Paving

The following is a message from the Stoughton DPW/Police Department:

The Department of Public Works will be paving on Wednesday, Oct. 24 and Thursday, Oct. 25 on Island Street (Mill Street to the Canton line), Lake Drive, Ames Drive, West Street (from Palisades to Highland Street) and Federico Circle.

Roads will be closed during the work.

5. Fire Flow Testing at Courtyard Marriot

Easton Electronics will be conducting a fire flow test at Alta at Indian Woods in Stoughton on Thursday, Oct. 25, starting at 9 p.m.

This activity will cause discolored water in varying degrees in all sections of town. Those who experience water discoloration should flush their water systems by opening the cold water faucet for a few minutes and then wait for about an hour.

If the water is still not clear, they should repeat the flushing procedure. The Public Works Department regrets that it cannot be responsible for any damages incurred as a result of this testing activity which is necessary and normal function of the water department.

BONUS: Early Release Day for Stoughton Public Schools

Thursday, Oct. 25 is an early release day for the Stoughton Public Schools. The school hours for early release days are:

  • SHS & OMS: 7:35 a.m. – 11:32 a.m.
  • Elementary: 8:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

BOUNS: Thursday is Food Pantry Day in Stoughton

Stoughton resident Peg Carbone continues her effort to curb hunger in Stoughton, personally picking up donations for the food pantries every Thursday.

Here's a note from Peg: "I pick up non perishable food and also household items every Thursday, anywhere in Stoughton and deliver them to the food pantry. Please tell your friends and neighbors. One item, one bag or several, and I will pick them up every Thursday."

Haven't called to arrange a pickup? It's not too late. Call Peg at 508-889-1385 or send an email to peg.carbone@comcast.net.

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