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Week in Review: 1,000 Point Scorer, Prom Safety, Procurement (And More…)

A look at the top Stoughton Patch headlines from February 12 – February 18, 2012.

In the Schools

* Pre-Prom Event at Stoughton High Brings Fashion, Responsibility Together

OASIS (Organizing Against Substances in Stoughton) sponsored a pre-prom event at Stoughton High School on February 13.

The goal of the event, held for the second consecutive year, is to reduce youth substance abuse on Prom night. And have some fun—there was also a fashion show, with a group of students modeling the latest prom fashions.

OASIS and SHS have tried to make the prom safer by requiring all those attending to sign a "Prom Contract"

Read more by clicking here.

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* Soldier Stationed in Afghanistan Speaks with 2nd Graders at Stoughton’s South School [VIDEO]

Lt. Col. John Lee of the Army National Guard recently spoke with second graders at the South Elementary School via Skype while stationed in Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Lee and his infantry returned home to the States on February 9.

Read more by clicking here.  

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* Stoughton High Artists Earn 2012 Scholastic Art Awards Recognition

Eight Stoughton High students have been recognized for their artistic talents. Read more (and see examples of this award winning student work) by clicking here.

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* ABOUT TOWN: Jones School Roof Bid Accepted, But Procurement Dispute Continues

The Jones Early Childhood Education Center roof—which was the catalyst for a bitter procurement battle between the schools and municipal sides of government—is finally going to get repaired, with the School Committee voting to approve the lowest bidder for the project, SOM Construction Enterprises, with a bid of $455,247.

But the procurement dispute isn’t going away.

Read more by clicking here.

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* ABOUT TOWN: Stoughton Schools Elementary and Pre-K Showcase

With many choices for private and parochial schools, the Stoughton Public Schools were holding their third Showcase (following ones at the O'Donnell Middle School and Stoughton High) to interest the public in their schools. 

This showcase, held Monday evening, February 13 at the Jones Early Childhood Center, featured the elementary schools and preschool program.

Read more by clicking here.

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Police & Fire

* Car Strikes Utility Pole on Central St. in Stoughton, Knocking Out Power, Closing Road

The accident occurred early Wednesday morning. Just minutes later, the Stoughton Fire Department also responded to a basement fire on Turnpike St.

Read more by clicking here.

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* Stoughton Man Faces Alleged OUI Charges In 3-Car Accident in Hingham

A 68-year-old Norfolk man suffered serious injuries after his vehicle was struck by a Stoughton man who police said was driving drunk.

Read more by clicking here.

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* Canton Police Arrest Stoughton Man in Drug Bust

Canton Police arrested a Stoughton man as part of a drug bust, which also involved several Canton residents, early Friday morning, confiscating drugs and a gun after an investigation.

Read more by clicking here.

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Government

* Stoughton Selectmen Seek Residents to Serve on Town Manager Screening Committee

The Stoughton Board of Selectmen is advertising for a citizens’ screening committee to help in the search for a new Town Manager.

The Board is looking for residents who can “assist in the process of screening, interviewing, and recommending qualified candidates for the Board’s consideration for the position of Town Manager.”

The deadline for letters of interest to serve on this committee is Wednesday, February 29.

Read more by clicking here.

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* Stoughton Could Be Facing Shortage of Town Meeting Representative Candidates

As of last Wednesday, Precincts 3, 7 and 8 fall short of the minimum number of candidates for Town Meeting Representative. The deadline to submit nomination papers for Town Meeting representative is Tuesday, February 21.

Read more by clicking here.

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* 2012 Stoughton Annual Town Election and Town Meeting Warrant

The 2012 Annual Town Election and Town Meeting Warrant for the Town of Stoughton has been released. Get an electronic copy by clicking here.

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Sports

It was an eventful Tuesday night at the Stoughton High boys’ varsity basketball team hosted Canton in the last home game of the regular season.  

Prior to the game, Stoughton honored its senior players and cheerleaders. At halftime, the SHS Athletic Department honored former basketball star and 1,000-point scorer Kris Joyce (SHS ’11).

And during the game, SHS junior Aaron Calixte joined the 1,000-point club, becoming just the 13th player—boy or girl—to accomplish the feat.

Stoughton won the game, by the way, 72-52.

Away from the basketball court, Stoughton High’s Jade Paul finished second in the 600-meter event at the MIAA Division 2 Track & Field Championships.

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