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5 Things Oct. 5: Breast Cancer Awareness, Sobriety Checkpoint and More

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1. Breast Cancer Awareness Night
Tonight is Breast Cancer Awareness Night at the Norton High School football game. It is also Norton Pop Warner night. Come out and wear your pink in support of breast cancer and the Norton Lancer football team. Game time is at 7 p.m. Pop Warner players will be announced as a team at halftime.

2. “Suspicions” film screening
Norton Public Library will be screening the classic film “Suspicions” starting 10:30 a.m. Join in for a brief discussion after the film. Cary Grant stars as Johnny Aysgarth, a handsome gambler who seems to live by borrowing money from friends. He meets shy Lina McLaidlaw on a train whilst trying to travel in a first class carriage with a third class ticket. He begins to court Lina and before long they are married. It is only after the honeymoon that she discovers his true character and she starts to become suspicious when Johnny's friend and business partner, Beaky is killed mysteriously. This film is 99 minutes and is not rated. For more information visit the library or call Amanda Viana at 508-286-2695.

3. Sobriety checkpoint
A sobriety checkpoint will be implemented by the Massachusetts State Police on a public way in Bristol County Friday, Oct. 5 into Saturday, Oct. 6. The purpose is to further educate the motoring public and strengthen the public’s awareness to the need of detecting and removing those motorists who operate under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs from our roadways. It will be operated during varied hours, the selection of vehicles will not be arbitrary, safety will be assured and any inconveniences to motorists will be minimized with advance notice to reduce fear and anxiety.

4. Barrows Insurance Agency to help Susan G. Komen and American Cancer Society
Barrows Insurance Agency in Mansfield is working to raise both awareness and funds for research during October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In a special promotion, for every new customer who writes both their home and auto insurance with Barrows Insurance Agency, Barrows will make a donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. In addition, the agency will sell Breast Cancer Awareness t-shirts. All proceeds from the t-shirts will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Anyone interested in purchasing the shirts are encouraged to visit BarrowsIns.com or their Facebook page for photos and more information.   

5. High near 79, low around 56
There will be areas of fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, it will be sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind will become west 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 56. There will be a light southwest wind.

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