Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations.
1. The National Honor Society at Milford High School is collecting canned goods at the Scarlet Hawks football game Friday night. Please bring your donations. Also, the NHS will collect at the Thanksgiving game.
2. The state championship Girls Varsity Softball team and their coaches will be feted Saturday night in a dinner and year-end banquet at Caffe Sorrento.
3. Still no word from Worcester Superior Court on an appeal of the hours rollback placed by town officials on Scioli's Pizza Bar, according to the restaurant's attorney. The bar and restaurant owner will next be in court Nov. 20 for a status hearing on an appeal of the three-week license suspension.
4. Milford Town Engineer Michael Santora and Police Chief Thomas O'Loughlin have recommended additional signs and safety striping at the South Main Street and Fruit Street intersection, after a review of 10 years of crash data. In that time frame, 38 crashes were reported, almost all of them occurring after drivers on Fruit Street, or the Fruit Street Extension, either didn't stop or didn't fully stop at the stop sign. The recommendations for improvements: painted stop bars on the pavement on Fruit Street and Fruit Street Extension; painting the word STOP in six-foot letters on the pavement in front of the bars and installing a "dangerous intersection" sign facing southbound travelers.
5. Massachusetts State Police will hold a sobriety checkpoint Friday, Nov. 16 into Saturday, Nov. 17 on a public road somewhere in Worcester County.