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1. Board of Selectmen Meeting
The Stoughton Board of Selectmen will meet Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall (third floor, Great Hall).
The meeting starts in executive session, which is closed to the public, to discuss the possibility of purchasing the train station from the MBTA and contract negotiations with non-union personnel.
The meeting will then reconvene in open session. Agenda items include a tax rate hearing and a hearing for a common victualler license for Main Street Pizza.
A full agenda is posted here: BOS agenda 9-26-12.pdf
2. School Committee Meeting
The Stoughton School Committee meets in the TV studio at Stoughton High at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26.
The recent Central St. accident in front of the Hansen School which killed three-year-old Shayla Lutz will be discussed, as will MCAS scores.
A full agenda is posted here: Agenda September 26, 2012.pdf
3. Joyce Scores Perfect Attendance for 2012 Session
According to a press release from his office, State Senator Brian A. Joyce (D-Milton), who represents Stoughton in the Massachusetts State Senate, "did not miss a single one of the 179 votes taken during the 2012 Senate session. Joyce was one of only 13 senators with perfect voting records in the last year."
In the release, Joyce said, “While it’s easy to miss a vote while you are tied up at a committee hearing or speaking with a constituent, I make a great effort to make my votes count, particularly this session when so many matters related to our efforts to move our economy forward for families across my district and throughout Massachusetts."
Joyce will be holding office hours in the Fitzpatrick Room at the Stoughton Town Hall on Monday, October 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
4. No School in Stoughton
In observance of the Yom Kippur holiday, there will be no school in the Stoughton Public School system on Wednesday, Sept. 26. School will be back in session on Thursday.
5. Chat LIVE with Governor Patrick This Thursday on Patch
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Head on over to our homepage from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Thursday to join our chat.