UPDATE: Families asked to comply with HPS travel policy with Spring break on the horizon

Photo by Ross Parmly on Unsplash April 13, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer Families with out-of-state travel plans during the upcoming Spring vacation week are asked to adhere to the Hingham Public Schools updated travel policy approved by the School Committee Monday night. Supt. of Schools Paul Austin will be emailing more information to parents …

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COVID-19 vaccination program now available for the homebound; 47 new cases since last week’s report

April 1, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer Hingham has remained in the medium-risk COVID-19 “yellow” zone during the past three months, with 47 new cases since last week’s Massachusetts Department of Public Health report. Last week’s statistics showed 39 new cases since the earlier report, with 42 the previous week and 46 the week before …

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Recurring theme during coffee with the superintendent: When will students be returning to full in-person learning?

Photo by Joshua Ross February 6, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer During an animated virtual coffee hour with Supt. of Schools Paul Austin Thursday night — which attracted nearly 380 participants — the continuing question voiced by frustrated parents was when will students be able to return to in-person learning full-time. Concerns were also expressed …

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Hingham Middle School will go remote tomorrow and Friday; three COVID-19 cases reported in HMS community

January 27, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer Middle School Principal Derek Smith informed HMS families today by email that there will be a transition to remote instruction tomorrow, Jan. 28, and Friday, Jan. 29. “This change is due to a number of non-instructional personnel having been identified as close contacts of an individual who has …

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OPINION: My Covid-19 Vaccination Experience; Q&A with Dr. Nandita Scott, Hingham Resident and MGH Cardiologist

Photo courtesy of Nandita Scott January 26, 2021, Submitted by Nandita Scott, MD Last month, as I walked up the stairs at Massachusetts General Hospital, on my way to receive my first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, I found myself tearing up. The weight of the last year became suddenly apparent. It has been a hard …

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Vaccine update: Paramedics stand ready to assist with vaccinations once more are available

Photo by Prasesh Shiwakoti (Lomash) on Unsplash January 27, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer While the town has limited access to vaccines at this time, Town Administrator Tom Mayo said the Massachusetts Department of Public Health is doing its best to work through the vaccine rollout. “To say it’s a fluid process is an understatement,” …

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OPINION: How Catholic School Choice Has Weathered the Storm of Change

Photo courtesy of Lisa Fansano January 18, 2021, Submitted by Lisa Fansano, principal at Saint Paul School in Hingham, and the recipient of the Bishop Cheverus Medal Many Massachusetts families are experiencing Catholic education for the first time this school year, drawn by the fact that the majority of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of …

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New Paragon Boardwalk will be a ‘family culinary adventure’

Photo courtesy of Paragon Boardwalk January 13, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer Visitors to the revitalized Paragon Boardwalk in Hull, owned by Hingham residents Chris and Diana Reale, will be part of a “family culinary adventure.” The venue will feature Townshend and Pearl & Lime Bar & Cocina eateries in two of the shipping containers …

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