ABOUT TOWN: Murder at Stoughton's Town Hall?

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MURDER IN THE LIBRARY? Actually, the "murder" will be taking place at Town Hall, if Dori Frankel has anything to say about it.

Frankel went to the Selectmen's meeting Tuesday night requesting to hold a "Murder In the Library" scripted theater event at the Town Hall on Jan. 18, 2013 as a fundraiser for .

The SOLA group, a 501C3 nonprofit organization formed in October of 2011, is replacing the Friends of Stoughton Public Library, as the fundraising arm of the .

Frankel would like to see this murder-mystery take place in the . The theatrical production will include a cast of eight played by well-known "characters" in the Stoughton community.

"We're thinking that Great Hall would make a wonderful performance space for a theatrical production with round tables set up, hors d'oeuvres, appetizers, and beer and wine," she said.

Selectmen wondered aloud if alcohol would even be legal to serve in a town building. They assigned Interim Town Manager Joseph D. Feaster, Jr. to research how it could be done and if it could be done. 

We'll let you know when a decision is made. 

However, when asked if they could still do the fundraiser without a one-day beer and wine license, Frankel said they would probably still try to do it. 

About Town is waiting for the script to arrive.  


SAMMARCO FIELD:  The man who is synonymous with Babe Ruth Baseball is being honored in a special way.

, long-time president of Babe Ruth Baseball in Stoughton, is being honored by having the Drake Avenue ball field named after him. Selectmen voted to spend $500 from their budget for a sign for the field dedication.


FREE GOLF FOR SPECIAL NEEDS INDIVIDUALS: Cedar Hill Golf Course in Stoughton is offering free golf instruction for people with special needs. Individuals of all ages are welcome. 

Instructor is Bob Beach, PGA Golf Professional.

Classes will take place at the at 1137 Park Street,  on Rt. 27 in Stoughton. Classes are Friday, August 10, and August 24, from 10-11 a.m.  For more information, call 781-341-8564.


DISCUSSION ON THE TRAINS: Following a tour of the on July 16, there was a lengthy discussion at Town Hall concerning the train station, what to do with it, should the town purchase it, how would it impact the downtown revitalization. 

We'll let you know what happens, as it unfolds.

Pictured left to right in the photo posted in the media gallery: Interim Town Manager Joseph Feaster, State Rep. William Galvin, Selectman John Anzivino, Selectman Chairman John Stagnone, Redevelopment Authority member Forrest LindwallTom McGauley, and Selectman Cynthia Walsh.



HAPPY BIRTHDAY: to Jason Dino, a Massasoit Community College grad. His family owned the former Dino Buick dealership in Stoughton; to Stoughton-based nationally-known private investigator Joseph Moura. He has been featured on dozens of national and local news shows. His company, National Investigative Bureau, Inc., is based in Stoughton.  He was a guest on Snyder's Stoughton TV Show, as was his daughter Jennifer Mullen, who is involved in recruitment at B.C. High.


HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: Happy 33rd Anniversary to Stoughton's Veterans' Agent Mike Pazyra and his wife, Cindy Pazyra, a Stoughton Chamber of Commerce Board member. They celebrate on Saturday.

Dwight Mac Kerron July 28, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Best of luck on this worthy enterprise. Just to throw an idea out there, in the future, we could hold such events at the train station to benefit the train station and other things. The train station does not hold nearly as many people as the Great Hall, but we could do fundraisers advertised to benefit BOTH the group involved and the upkeep of the train station.
Dori Frankel July 29, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Mark, I will keep you posted on any updates for the event to be held January 18, 2013, it will surely be a great event!


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