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Five Things You Need to Know Today: March 20

Collation for Town Manager, Board of Selectmen Meeting, Stoughton Reads Together Program, and more...

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

1. Collation for Town Manager

Join the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall of Town Hall for a collation for Stoughton Town Manager,  Light refreshments will be served.

Crimmins’ last day as Town Manager is March 31.

2. Board of Selectmen Meeting

The Stoughton Board of Selectmen meet Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. at the (third floor, Great Hall). The Board starts in executive session (which is closed to the public) discussing collective bargaining strategy and a contract for the interim Town Manager.

The Board will then reconvene in open session starting with a collation for Town Manager Crimmins. A full agenda is posted in the media gallery.

3. Stoughton Reads Together

“The Killer Angels,” a Civil War Era Novel centering on the Battle of Gettysburg, is the 2012 .

On Thursday, March 15 Gary Hylander will be giving a lecture titled General of the Confederacy, James Longstreet. It takes place in the Wales French Room of the at 7 p.m.

4. Looking Ahead: Senior Class Fundraiser

The Stoughton High Senior Class (Class of 2012) is holding a fundraiser at the Cobb’s Corner Five Guys on Thursday, March 22 from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.

A portion of your receipt will be donated to the Senior Class. No flyer is needed.

5. Reminder: 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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