Green Communities update: three projects nearing completion

July 28, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer The Town of Hingham is wrapping up its first round of Green Communities projects. Hingham was designated a Green Community by the state Department of Energy Resources in 2019. Along with that good news came an Initial Designation Grant of $142,000. “With [those funds] we were able to …

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Hingham vaccination rate higher than the state’s

July 28, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer There have been 18 reported new COVID-19 cases in Hingham since June 1 — five last month and 13 this month, according to Asst. Town Administrator Michelle Monsegur. Whether those individuals were vaccinated or not when they tested positive is unknown. “We are keeping an eye on the …

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Student drivers ed program could be eliminated

Photo by Art Markiv July 27, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer Due to a shortfall in the drivers education program budget, Hingham Public Schools Director of Business and Support Services John Ferris suggested Monday night during an in-person meeting that the School Committee consider eliminating the program altogether. The idea would be to ensure the …

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Foster School update: “There’s a lot going on”

Photo courtesy of Foster PTO July 27, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer School Building Committee Vice Chair Ray Estes delivered what he called “exciting” news to the School Committee Monday night: “There’s a lot going on with Foster School.” Estes provided an update on the process following the Massachusetts School Building Authority’s inviting the Town …

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Interim school superintendent named under one-year contract

Image courtesy of Plymouth Public Schools July 27, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer Dr. Gary Maestas, Ed.D., who served as Superintendent of Plymouth Public Schools from 2008 until September 2020, was named interim superintendent for the Hingham Public Schools in a unanimous vote by the School Committee Monday night. He will replace Supt. of Schools …

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Hingham COVID-19 cases and vaccination update

July 20, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer (Unsplash Photo) There have been 13 new COVID-19 cases in Hingham since June 1 — five last month, and eight this month, according to Asst. Town Administrator Michelle Monsegur.  “There have been no Delta variant cases,” she told the Select Board Tuesday night, noting that “68 percent of …

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Upcoming John Neidecker Art Exhibit in the Dolphin Gallery at HPL

Painting by John Neidecker July 20, 2021 Submitted by Hingham Public Library The Hingham Library is pleased to be welcoming John Neidecker to the Dolphin Gallery. The exhibit, entitled Assorted Impressions, opens on Saturday, Aug. 7 and will be on display through Thursday, Sept. 9. John Neidecker is a marketing executive and artist based in …

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Arts-Integrated Kindergarten: Bringing Learning to Life

June 19, 2021 by Rachel White, Director of South Shore Conservatory’s arts-integrated Preschool/PreK/Kindergarten program In my time here at South Shore Conservatory (SSC), I have discovered that the arts are a powerful tool, not just for the privileged and not just for human enjoyment. Art is a physical manifestation of culture and individuality.  I have …

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HLL 12U Makes History with District 8 Title

2021 12U Distict 8 Champions! July 17, 2021 – Story and photos by Joshua Ross History was made Friday night as Hingham Little League’s 12U Williamsport team won the league’s first ever District title.  Not rain, thunder, or two lightning delays was going to stop the these boys’ amazing run the last few weeks.  They …

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