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 town's most notorious intersection will soon get its own stop light. The state has announced it will start installing a traffic light at Water and Prospect streets on Oct. 1. as the most dangerous in town.
2. What do the New England Patriots do in their down time? They help the Greenleaf Garden Club plant some mums. Town officials learned Monday that at least one Patriot will make a guest appearance in town at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Draper Memorial Park, as part of a "Celebrate Volunteerism" campaign.
3. Giancarlo Bon Tempo has been appointed as a member of the Board of Library Trustees, to fill a vacancy left by the death of the late Richard Person. Bon Tempo, of West Walnut Street, is a leader in the Friends of the Milford Town Library.
4. Harold S. Rhodes has been appointed to the Commisson on Disability. Rhodes, a resident of Janock Road, is a Harvard Business School graduate and is on the board of directors of the Boston Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association.
5. The Milford Lions Club will hold a "toll road" collection event at the intersection of Route 16 and 109 on Oct. 13, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Milford Selectmen authorized the event Monday. The volunteers will be protected with traffic cones, allowing them to stand and request donations. Last year, the organization directed $12,000 to efforts to cure blindness and other causes.