"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
1. Obama or Romney? Quiz Tells You Which Candidate Best Matches Your Stance on the Issues
iSideWith.com developed a free online quiz which takes an in-depth look at your stance on a range of issues and then compares them to the candidates' responses.
When it comes to hot-button issues like abortion, gay marriage, global warming, the debt ceiling, gun control, Medicare, foreign policy, illegal immigration and the economy, which candidate best represents your core beliefs?
You might think you support Barack Obama or Mitt Romney in this presidential election, but perhaps you actually agree more with lesser-known candidates like the Green Party's Jill Stein or the Libertarian Party's Gary Johnson.
2. Selectmen to Interview Town Manager Finalists
The Stoughton Board of Selectmen will interview the three finalists for the position of permanent Town Manager on Thursday, September 13 starting at 7:30 p.m. as part of an open meeting.
A decision on who will be the next Town Manager could come soon after the Board of Selectmen interviews.
These three finalists were narrowed from seven candidates who took part in a series of panel interviews on Wednesday, which were not open to the public.
3. STOYAC Basketball Signups
The STOYAC recreation basketball program will be holding its sign-ups in the on Wednesday, September 12 and Thursday, September 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This program is open to children from the second grade through high school. If you are interested in coaching please sign-up at the same time.
For further information please contact George Dolinsky, Program Director, at 781-344-8304.
4. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Follow Stoughton High Football with Friday Night LIVE
This Friday the Stoughton High football team for a 4 p.m. game.
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?
With Patch’s Friday Night LIVE , you can follow action around the Hockomock League as it happens, in real time.