Town Meeting is Fast Approaching

April 17, 2019 by Carol Britton Meyer Town Meeting is just around the corner, and a record crowd is expected — in particular, to consider and vote on the proposed water company acquisition. Remember, every vote counts! The meeting is scheduled for next Monday, April 22, in the High School gym, 17 Union St., beginning …

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Message From the Moderator

Message from Town Moderator Town Moderator Michael Puzo, who presides over Hingham’s annual Town Meeting, encourages all citizens who are registered voters to attend on April 22, offering a message for first-time participants and all who plan to attend. “Every year, every Hingham voter is called to take part in Town Meeting.  More than just …

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Hingham Mother Looking Forward to Her First Town Meeting

By Torrie Hargreaves I have lived in Hingham for three years after moving here from Chicago. While I always voted in Chicago, it’s a city of three million people so it is definitely more difficult to have your voice heard. I am looking forward to seeing our town’s political system at work as I feel …

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Downtown Merchants Parking Lot Agreement a ‘Win-Win’

April 17, 2019 by Carol Britton Meyer The managers/owners of the much-used merchants parking lot behind The Whitney Gordon’s Jewelers and other businesses in the 29 Main St. building in the heart of Hingham Square have come to an agreement with the Selectmen about the use of the lot. This provides 12 reserved parking spots …

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‘Almost There’ for Settles Glass Site Developer

April 17 by Carol Britton Meyer There’s only one more step before the developer of the much-anticipated upscale mixed-use, three-story residential/retail building planned for the Settles Glass site at the corner of North and Station streets can start bringing the project to reality. Following Selectmen approval Tuesday (April 16) for related work in the public …

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Library Plant and Seed Exchange Coming Soon

The Hingham Public Library will host its annual Plant and Seed Exchange Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to noon. Dig out those plants that have been taking over your yard, grab that bag of seeds you never got around to planting, and bring them to the library. Exchange these extra plants and seeds with …

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Aquarion Annual Water Conservation Program Begins April 15

Mandatory, Twice-Weekly Sprinkler Irrigation Schedule Set for Hingham, Hull, & North Cohasset Customers Aquarion Water Company recently announced the start of their annual, twice-weekly, sprinkler irrigation restriction schedule. The program begins on April 15 and the schedule applies to all Hingham, Hull and North Cohasset customers, in accordance with the Company’s rules and regulations. The …

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2019 Pulitzer Preview by Local Author and Veteran Journalist Roy Harris

“Pulitzer’s Gold” by Roy Harris, a Hingham resident, was published in 2006 and an updated, redesigned edition was republished in 2016.  Roy Harris,  author of “Pulitzer’s Gold: A Century of Public Service Journalism,” writes for Poynter about prize-winning reporting and other topics. Harris, a former Wall Street Journal reporter and writer in Boston for the Economist …

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Hingham High Teens Heading for Symphony Hall

Hingham High students Rachel Warhaftig, Rachel Ader, Molly Schwall April 13, 2019 by Carol Britton Meyer Hingham High music students Rachel Ader, Rachel Warhaftig, and Molly Schwall, who sing with the Handel & Haydn Society’s Young Women’s Choir, will be heading to Symphony Hall in early May. But they won’t be part of the audience. …

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Hingham is Now a Green Community

April 13, 2019 by Carol Britton Meyer Hingham was recently designated a Green Community by the state Department of Energy Resources. Along with that good news came a $142,000 grant. Hingham is in good company, surrounded as it is by other Green Communities, except for Hull. At an awards ceremony at Town Hall, DOER representatives …

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