Tuesday, September 4, 2012
ABOUT TOWN: Should Stoughton Purchase Train Station from MBTA? Selectmen Want Your Input

A SPECIAL TRAIN OF THOUGHT: Do you think the Town of Stoughton should purchase the historic Stoughton Train Station from the MBTA? What do you think should go in there, if they buy it? The Board of Selectmen want YOUR opinion!

You are invited to attend a public hearing to solicit thoughts of residents on whether the Town should purchase the Stoughton Train Depot, and what might be the best uses for the building. The public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, September 11 at 8 p.m. in the Great Hall on the third floor of the Town Hall.

The town-through State Reps. Lou Kafka and William Galvin, and State Senator Brian A. Joyce have secured $175,000 in matching grant funds for the purpose of purchasing or refurbishing the old MBTA Stoughton Railroad Station on Wyman Street through money included in a Transportation Bond Bill.

The MBTA recently put the 6,100-square foot property up for sale. The MBTA is said to want $350,000 for the property, which also includes 30 adjacent parking spaces.

Should we pay the other half? What will it cost to renovate? Should we consider a public-private partnership? Give YOUR opinion during the public hearing.