Foster School closed today

Photo courtesy of Foster PTO March 8, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer Due to a lack of heat, Principal Beth Wilcox notified Foster School families at 7:22 a.m. this morning of the need to transition students in kindergarten and grades 3, 4, and 5 to fully remote instruction today. Cohort A students in grades 1 …

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Online tool helps residents figure out tax impacts of various projects

March 6, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer Two former Advisory Committee chairs have created an updated financial planning model to help individual property owners determine the impacts of potential future overrides and excluded debt projects (such as a new school or municipal building) on their tax bills. Overrides become a permanent part of the tax …

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Mental health clinician, field maintenance program among Fiscal 2022 budget recommendations

Photo Courtesy of the Town of Hingham March 6, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer A mental health clinician for the police department, an assistant town administrator for finance, a field maintenance program, and a communications consultant are among the $834,334-worth of Fiscal 2022 non-school budget recommendations presented to the Selectmen recently by Town Administrator Tom …

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Selectmen throw their support behind town wharf reconstruction proposal

March 5, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer The time is right to seriously consider reconstruction of the deteriorating town pier near the Iron Horse Statue at the harbor. That was the selectmen’s message to the town following two discussions — including one Thursday night — centering around a Town Meeting warrant article asking voters to …

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Neighbors air concerns about proposed new substation at the landfill

March 5, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer Residents living in the neighborhood abutting the town landfill expressed concerns during Thursday night’s remote Selectmen’s meeting about Hingham Municipal Lighting Plant’s proposal to build a new substation at that location. The intent is to install another transmission line, underground, to provide additional power as needed to help …

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Citizen’s petition seeks to honor additional deceased town employees and volunteers at Town Meeting

March 5, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer A citizen’s petition filed by resident Thomas Patch asks Town Meeting to support requiring that town employees, appointed volunteers, and elected officials who have passed on since the prior year’s regular Town Meeting be identified through a roll call at the next Town Meeting as an expression of …

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Hingham remains in COVID-19 ‘yellow’ zone, with 45 new cases since last report

March 4, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer (Unsplash photo) For the seventh consecutive week, Hingham is in the medium-risk COVID-19 “yellow” zone, with 45 new cases since last week’s report. The number of new Hingham COVID-19 cases reported each Thursday has remained relatively stable over the past few weeks. Last week’s Massachusetts Department of Public …

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