Hingham remains in COVID-19 ‘yellow’ zone; number of reported new cases has decreased over past few weeks

Photo by Martin Sanchez on Unsplash February 25, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer For the sixth consecutive week, Hingham is in the medium-risk COVID-19 “yellow” zone, with 41 new cases since last week’s report. The number of new Hingham COVID-19 cases reported each Thursday has continued to decrease over the past few weeks. Hingham remains …

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Three new HPD officers on the job

Hingham Police Chief David Jones and new HPD officers Griffin Moriarty, Daniel Goldstein, and Kevin Nguyen February 25, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer (photos courtesy of HPD) The three newest members of the Hingham Police Department were officially sworn in as Hingham police officers Wednesday afternoon. Griffin Moriarty, Kevin Nguyen, and Daniel Goldstein graduated from …

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Town election update: Confirmed two-way race for selectman

February 25, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer There’s a confirmed two-way race for Selectman Mary Power’s seat for the upcoming town election now that both Liz Klein and Michelle Larned have returned their nomination papers. There’s a potential for a four-way race for that position if Jack Manning and Joseph Kelly both return their papers …

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Pamela Kathryn Griffin Obituary

PAMELA KATHRYN GRIFFIN February 21, 2021 On Sunday, February 21, 2021, Mrs. Pamela Kathryn Griffin, beloved wife of the late Raymond Griffin, passed away peacefully from COVID-19 at the age of 84 after saying goodbye to her loved ones. Pam was born in Brooklyn, the first child of Mildred and Walter Horn. After graduating from …

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Resource dog program under consideration; some parents say getting students back to school should be the priority

Feb. 24, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer Implementing a resource dog program at Hingham High School would represent “an enormous step forward for our school community,” according to Principal Rick Swanson. Resource dogs are sometimes referred to as comfort or therapy dogs. The HHS Class of 2020 recently pledged $10,000 toward this effort as a …

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Selectmen and advisory committee consider $62 million school budget proposal; talk of potential override continues

Photo by Joshua Ross Feb. 24, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer Nearly 220 callers were on the line last night to listen to Supt. of Schools Paul Austin’s detailed $62 million Fiscal 2022 proposed budget presentation to the selectmen and advisory committee, with the school committee also participating. Selectmen Chair Mary Power noted that the …

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School committee approves next step in return to in-person learning, subject to HEA ratification

February 23, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer The school committee last night unanimously approved during a remote meeting the school administration’s proposal for all non-remote K-5 students to return to school full-time (five days a week) on or before March 15, with students in grades 1 to 5 attending full days — with physical distancing in …

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Hingham teacher part of National History Day team creating Library of Congress student guides

Photo courtesy of Christina O’Connor February 22, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer Christina O’Connor, a Hingham High School history teacher for the past 19 years, is pleased to be among the 15 educators who applied for, and were chosen to participate in, a partnership between National History Day and the Library of Congress to create …

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