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ABOUT TOWN: Eagle Scout Project To Bring Flag Pole to Stoughton Park; Pride of Stoughton Day (And More…)

Welcome to "About Town with Mark Snyder," a column that will keep you up to the minute with what's what, who's who and what's going on around town. If you see or hear something we could use here, let us know by sending an e-mail to pmpco@aol.com.

EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT GETS THUMBS UP: Stoughton Eagle Scout Adam Lurie got permission Tuesday night from the Board of Selectmen to erect a flag pole at the Frederick H. Pye Memorial Park, located at the intersection of Central and Canton Streets in West Stoughton.

This will be Adam's Eagle Scout project, and he'll be aided by other Scouts from Troop 516 in Stoughton .

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PRIDE OF STOUGHTON DAY: There’s plenty going on this weekend (April 21 and 22)——but here’s a preview of an event taking place next weekend…

The Stoughton Youth Commission and Youth Advisory Council are sponsoring a Stoughton Pride Day on Sunday, April 29, from noon to 4 p.m. Get your hands dirty. This will be a day of community revitalization and celebrating our pride in our town. 

This project will focus on cleaning and improving areas around the Children's Adventure Project Playground () on Pierce Street, on Pierce Street, the O'Donnell Middle School Skate Park (adjacent to the Stoughton High football field), the Stoughton Commuter Rail Station, and the new Community Garden in the rear of the at 110 Rockland Street.

Lunch will be served at noon at the Youth Commission/COA Building, and cleanup will begin at each of the sites at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Melissa Barbosa at 781-341-2252 x9454 or via email (mbarbosa@stoughton-ma.gov).    

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WANTED: A VOLUNTEER GOOD WITH NUMBERS! The Board of Selectmen is currently accepting letters of interest from residents who are interested in serving on the Capital Planning Committee.  

Letters of interest should be submitted to the Board of Selectmen at , 10 Pearl Street on or before 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9th. 

The reason for the opening?  Bob O'Regan was the Board of Selectmen's appointed "at large member," and he is now a member of the Board of Selectmen.  John Anzivino, who was the selectmen's representative, stepped down in a class move allowing O'Regan to stay on the committee. 

So, the Boards is looking for another "at large" Capital Planning Committee member. 

Deborah Sovinee of the School Committee is another member of the .

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STOUGHTON RESIDENT CHIMES IN ON DICK CLARKDiane Levine, owner of Diane's Cleaning Service in Stoughton, was interviewed on the ABC-TV Dick Clark memorial special from Times Square. 

Clark, an entertainment icon for decades, died on April 18 at the age of 82.

She is the first person interviewed when they cut to Times Square on the TV Special. WATCH IT HERE (about 4 minutes in).

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