Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Massachusetts native Gina McCarthy is President Obama's nominee to become next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. She was Stoughton's first town Environmental Officer in the 1980s.
President Barack Obama's nominee to become next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy, started her career locally, first in neighboring Canton, and then here in Stoughton as this town's first Environmental Officer. Obama announced during a Monday morning press conference, from the East Room in the White House, that he nominated McCarthy to lead the EPA. She is currently the Assistant Administrator for the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. McCarthy grew up in Canton and has degrees from UMass Boston and Tufts University, according to her bio on the Connecticut State website. "She began her career in 1980 as the first full-time Health Agent in the town of Canton, Massachusetts," her bio states. "After …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
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LOCAL TEMPLE HOLDING FUNDRAISER FOR CONNECTICUT VICTIM: Stoughton's Ahavath Torah Congregation is holding a fundraiser for the family of 6-year-old Noah Pozner, who was a victim of the Newtown, CT school shooting that took the lives of 20 young children and six teachers and administrators. Noah had a twin sister and an 8-year-old sister, both of whom survived the Dec. 14 tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, the Boston Herald reports. Ahavath Torah Congregation President David Schulze tells About Town, "There are no real deep formal plans. We just decided today that we needed to do something and it was clear to me that we need to stand with our Jewish community here and everywhere. I talked with board member Jon Bloom and vice …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
In the wake of the tragic mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Dr. Marguerite Rizzi, Superintendent of Stoughton Schools said the District Crisis Team met Sunday to review Stoughton's safety plans and procedures.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Editor's Note: Originally posted 6 a.m. on Dec. 15 and updated at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 16. The following is a message Dr. Marguerite Rizzi, Superintendent of the Stoughton Public Schools sent to members of the media and a letter to parents Sunday afternoon following a meeting of the Schools' District Crisis Team. The meeting came in the wake of the Friday morning shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. Adam Lanza, 20, reportedly killed his mother then 20 children and six adults at the elementary school, before killing himself. Dr. Rizzi also issued a statement Friday evening in regards to the shooting. That statement can be found below as well. *** STATEMENT TO MEDIA (Sunday, Dec. 16) We wish to reassure the parents of …