HPD purchasing seven hybrid vehicles

February 19, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer The Hingham Police Department is repurposing funds from its capital budget to bridge a deficit between the cost of replacing the planned purchase of seven new police cruisers with seven Ford hybrid police vehicles instead. “The cost of the cruisers increased from when we originally put in our …

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Gary Tondorf-Dick Announces Re-Election Campaign for the Hingham Planning Board

Gary Tondorf-Dick has been asked to fulfill the vacancy on the planning board until the next election (courtesy photo).  February 19, 2021, Submitted by Gary Tondorf-Dick Dear Fellow Hingham Resident, I am running for re-election to the Hingham Planning Board and I would like to ask you for your vote and support for my fourth …

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Town election update: Potential four-way race for town clerk seat

February 18, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer There’s a potential four-way race for retiring Town Clerk Eileen McCracken’s seat now that Thomas Patch has pulled nomination papers for that position. There’s already a confirmed three-way race for town clerk in the May 1 town election among Laura Marwill, Libby Lewiecki, and Carol Falvey. Lewiecki is …

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Hingham remains in COVID-19 ‘yellow’ zone, with fewer new cases than last week; mPathy testing center closed Friday

Photo by Martin Sanchez on Unsplash February 18, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer The number of new Hingham COVID-19 cases reported each Thursday has decreased over the past few weeks. For the fifth week in a row, Hingham remains in the medium-risk COVID-19 “yellow” zone, with 46 new cases since the Feb. 11 Massachusetts Department …

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Route 3A design plans include permanent ‘road diet’ and a shared-use path along the waterfront

Photo courtesy of DCI MA February 17, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer The $15.3 million improvement project that would stretch along the Route 3A, Hingham Rotary, and Summer Street corridor would cost the Town of Hingham $819,000 in design fees — or 5.4 percent of the total project cost — with the remainder of the …

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Warrant article calling for gender-neutral terms will appear on Town Meeting agenda

Feb. 17, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer After doing its research, the Hingham League of Women Voters submitted a citizen’s petition for this year’s Town Meeting warrant calling for amending the town’s general by-laws to include gender-neutral terms. The League believes such changes are in the best interest of the town, supporting equity for all …

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