OPINION: “From One Senior Citizen to Many Senior Graduates”

May 14, 2024 by Glenn Mangurian Dear High School and College Graduates, Congratulations to the Class of 2024! Each May I write a letter to the graduating seniors with my perspective on this important transition. Last year I suggested that graduates continue to develop their emotional intelligence – empathy, self-awareness and impulse control. This year my advice …

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OPINION : Thank You, Hingham

April 29, 2024 By Dick Orr At last Thursday’s Town Meeting, Article 25 — “Sale of 8 Short Street” —  was tabled due to community opposition. I am delighted to remain as the tenant there and to continue my furniture making shop. More importantly, this wonderful historic property will remain part of the town. Hingham …

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OPINION: Town Meeting and the One-Percenters

April 26, 2024 By Jim Kruzer What if 1% of the population were permitted to decide how all of us live? Before you imagine a world ruled by techno-billionaires, heirs to oil fortunes, and Boston Brahmin, look a bit closer to home: Hingham’s antiquated Town Meeting system accomplishes the same result. This relic was on display last night …

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OPINION: Support Your Local Brewery – Vote Yes on Article 32

April 24, 2024 By Mike Dyer, Hingham Resident and Co-Owner of Untold Brewing Fellow Hinghamites – this Wednesday night is Town Meeting and I encourage you to attend. On the agenda is Article 32, an amendment to the zoning by-law that would enable Farmer Breweries, Wineries, and Distilleries to open in select business districts alongside other hospitality businesses, …

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Opinion: Hingham Girl Scout Troop Collecting School Supplies

April 19, 2024 By Caroline Blatchley Did you know that about 15 million students in the US don’t have basic school supplies? Also, 95% of elementary teachers spend their own money on classroom supplies. And, families can expect to spend an average of $890 on school supplies. We are Girl Scout Troop #67831, and for …

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Opinion: Hingham – It’s Time to Face our Mental Health Crisis

April 4, 2024 Submitted by Julie Polmonari, founding member of Mom2Mom We can’t sugarcoat it, Hingham: we have a problem. In recent years, clusters of pain, loss and mental health struggles have plagued our community. We’ve lost neighbors, friends and loved ones to suicide while countless others among us struggle with mental health in silence. …

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Opinion: “There’s no place like home.”

April 3, 2024 By Glenn Mangurian Have you ever noticed that after an enjoyable vacation it is always a good feeling to return home? There is something about the familiar surroundings that is welcoming. Being away from home requires us to adapt to a different environment with different routines. As refreshing as time away can be, there …

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OPINION: The Hostility of Hostile Architecture

March 26, 2024 By Renee Martel, High School Junior/Hingham Resident In a world of busy schedules and chaos, it can be hard to notice small changes around us. Nevertheless, the Boston area has seen a shift in countless public spaces in the past couple of years that’s impossible to miss: the addition of hostile architecture. Hostile architecture …

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OPINION: Hingham Educators Strive for a Fair Contract to Benefit Our Community

March 21, 2024 written by the HEA unified bargaining team As educators in the Hingham Public Schools, we hold a special place in the heart of this community. We are not just educators; we are neighbors, friends, and fellow community members. We want to share our perspective on the ongoing contract negotiations that directly affect the high-quality public …

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