Sustainable budget task force created

September 16, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer During a joint preliminary fiscal 2021 financial review/sustainable budget planning session among the Select Board, Advisory Committee, and School Committee Tuesday night, the creation of a Sustainable Budget Task Force was announced. Members include School Committee member Nes Correnti, Hingham Public Schools Director of Business and Support Services …

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COVID-19 update: Number of Hingham cases decreased recently

September 15, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hingham decreased over the last two weeks, “which is good news,” Town Administrator Tom Mayo reported to the Select Board Tuesday night as part of his ongoing updates. The latest data from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health indicate 37 new …

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Rte. 228 project set to begin Sept. 20; allow extra travel time

September 14, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer The Town of Hingham Engineering Department will begin repaving and/or reconstructing the entire length or sections of a number of roadways from Hingham Centre to Hull Street starting Sept. 20 during a major Rte. 228 project. The work is expected to take 10 construction days over a three-week …

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Kilby Street/3A work starts today, Sept. 14

  September 14, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer Long-anticipated major safety improvements to the Kilby Street/Rte. 3A intersection — long a hot spot for accidents — began today,  Sept. 14, starting with catch basin work and eventually progressing to reconstruction of that portion of the roadway to allow for right-in, right-out turns only on both …

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Calls for more funding after Hingham restaurants receive $2 Million in Relief

Photo by Michael Browning September 13, 2021 By Claudia Chiappa Kate Papaleoni was terrified the catering company she’d spent years building was in danger. She founded Kate’s Table with her sister Kelly Griffin in 2013. They grew it together for years, earning Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston in 2019. Then, 2020 came and the pandemic …

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COVID-19 ‘Test & Stay’ program will begin in HPS Sept. 13

Photo by Jeremy Bishop. September 10, 2021 By Carol Britton Meyer Interim Supt. of Schools Gary Maestas provided details to the School Committee this week about the voluntary “Test and Stay” model that will be implemented in the Hingham Public Schools starting Monday, Sept. 13, following an initial discussion in August. This Massachusetts Department of …

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WATER WISDOM: Kayaking the Weir River Watershed’s Waters

  Photo courtesy of the Weir River Watershed Association. September 9, 2021 by the Weir River Watershed Association Public Service Announcement: summer lasts until September 21! Kayaking is a great way to explore our home waters while soaking up the last of summer’s official rays. Some popular kayak expeditions in the Weir River watershed are …

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Face masks now required in all Hingham municipal facilities

September 7, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer All individuals ages five and over, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth when indoors in all Hingham municipal facilities, effective Tuesday, Sept. 7. This mandate was issued by Town Administrator Tom Mayo. Individuals for whom a face …

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TOLMAN MDA “Tradition of Caring” Returns to the Hingham Community Center

Jay Tolman and Aaden Bessette September 2, 2021 Submitted by the Tolman Family Sunday September 5th 11 am – 4 pm 70 South St Hingham, MA www.tolmantelethon.com As Labor Day weekend rapidly approaches, the Tolman Family and their “Telethon Team” are making final preparations for the 45th annual MDA “Telethon” Party to raise funds to …

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Sept. 17 candlelight vigil planned at POW/MIA Memorial at Hingham Harbor

Photo by Red Gunn September 1, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer The Town of Hingham will host the Annual Candlelight Vigil at the POW/MIA Memorial on Whitney Wharf at Hingham Harbor Friday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m., which coincides with the 2021 National POW/MIA Recognition Day. The ceremony will last for about an hour.  “This …

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