Hingham Public Schools will open before Labor Day this year

May 19, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer Hingham Public Schools students will begin their classes before Labor Day this year, a departure from the traditional post-Labor Day start. The first day of school for Grades 1-12 is Monday, Aug. 31. Pre-schoolers and kindergarten students will start Wednesday, Sept. 2. In the meantime, a Recovery Response …

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Amazon proposing warehouse shipping operation in South Hingham

Photo by Christian Wiediger on Unsplash May 19, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer​ Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, has it’s eye on a 17-acre site in the South Hingham Industrial Park, where the company proposes to renovate an existing approximately 149,000-square-foot warehouse building and demolish another 41,203-square-foot structure at 100 Industrial Park Road to …

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Governor Baker Announces Reopening Plans for Massachusetts

May 18, 2020 by Hilary Jenison Today, Governor Baker announced a four-phased approach for reopening Massachusetts, enabling residents and business owners to return to a new normal over the next few weeks and months ahead.  The four phases of reopening, each lasting for at least three weeks, will be determined by progress in driving down …

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It’s a go for town financial management plan

May 16, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer The Advisory Committee has joined the Selectmen and School Committee in endorsing a Fiscal 2021 Financial Management Plan they believe is in the best interests of the schools, town departments, and Hingham citizens in these uncertain times. The plan addresses an expected COVID-19-related $3.3 million budget shortfall in …

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Bill Ramsey to Seek Election to The Board of Selectmen

May 15, 2020, Submitted by Bill Ramsey I am running for the Board of Selectmen to help Hingham plan for the future. As we continue to face the current pandemic, my primary focus if elected will be to ensure residents’ safety and to revitalize our local economy.  The pandemic has taught all of us that …

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Advice from ACO Leslie Badger on “Social Distancing” from Coyotes

Photo by Dylan Ferreira May 14, 2020 It’s that time a year again. Around May in Hingham each year, reports of daytime coyote sightings start bouncing around social media. Some years there are more sightings in one neighborhood or another, but this year (as it is in so many ways) is a little bit different. …

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‘New’ Hingham Farmers Market will involve a learning curve

May 14, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer (photos courtesy of HFM website) Prior to the much-anticipated May 23 Hingham Farmers Market opening day, HFM organizers are planning an educational blitz through print and social media to familiarize patrons with  the new “pre-order/pickup, drive-through” system that will be in place for the time being. All orders …

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COVID-19 update: Increase in number of Hingham cases

May 13, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer The number of coronavirus cases in Hingham — as reported by the Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health today, May 13 — reached 223 this week, up from 186 reported on April 29. The MDPH statistics include only laboratory-confirmed cases (tested positive), so the number of cases in Hingham …

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