"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
1. First Day of School for Students
Students in grades 1-12 in the Stoughton Public Schools report for their first day of the 2012-2013 school year Wednesday, September 5.
The first day for kindergarten students is Friday, September 7.
2. New Principals
The West Elementry School (Margaret Morgan), O'Donnell Middle School (Matt Colantonio) and Stoughton High School (Julie Miller) start the 2012-2013 school year with new principals.
Click on the links below to read a little more about each of the new administrators:
3. Massachusetts Primary Election
The state primary election is on Thursday, September 6. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.
4. Live Chat Recap
Speaking of the state primary election, Matt Temperley and Joseph Selvaggi, the two Republican candidates vying for the party's nomination for the new 8th Congressional District, which includes Stoughton, recently took part in separate live chats on Patch. Click on the links below to find out more about both candidates.
Temperley and Selvaggi will face off in the September 6 primary election to challenge incumbent Democrat U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch in November's general election.
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