Election update: Kirk Shilts, Stephanie Gertz take out nomination papers

January 21, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer Two citizens have taken out nomination papers for selectman and school committee for the May 2 town election. Kirk Shilts, who currently sits on the sewer commission and the board of health, pulled papers for selectman and Stephanie Gertz for school committee. Selectmen Chair Karen Johnson is not …

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New South Shore Country Club pool could open in 2022, contingent on funding

January 17, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer A new pool facility opening date of 2022 would coincide with the 100th anniversary of the South Shore Country Club, and that’s the goal. The estimated $7 million overall proposal — contingent on 2021 Town Meeting approval to finance the project — includes a new eight-lane outdoor pool …

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Community Preservation Committee recommends funding toward Benjamin Lincoln House purchase and South Shore Country Club pool design

Photo courtesy of the Hingham Historical Society January 16 by Carol Britton Meyer The Community Preservation Committee last night made its recommendations for the use of the town’s Community Preservation Act funds for Town Meeting consideration, including the requested $500,000 for the creation of design/construction documents for a new town pool at South Shore Country …

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Community Support Needed: The Corporal Christopher J. Orlando, USMC Memorial Scholar Fund

January 9, 2020 submitted by William C. Ramsey, Chairman of Veterans Services, Jonathan R. Asher, Treasurer of Veterans Services, SCPO Keith A. Jermyn, USN, Director of Veterans Services (photo courtesy of Hingham Veterans Services) The Corporal Christopher J. Orlando, USMC Memorial Scholar Fund was established just over three years ago as a tribute to one …

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Wilder Memorial Nursery School is Celebrating 95 years of cooperative education for Hingham’s children

January 7, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer & Wilder Publicity Co-Chair Brooke Brown​ (all photos courtesy of Wilder Nursery School and Hingham Historical Society). Wilder Memorial Nursery School, the oldest cooperative preschool in the United States and the first preschool to educate three-year-olds, celebrated 95 years of educating generations of Hingham children Jan. 2 and …

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Hingham High student circulating petition seeking to change underage drinking penalties for athletes

January 8, 2010 by Carol Britton Meyer Hingham High School Junior Nolan Doherty is circulating an online petition through Change.org to raise awareness and “hopefully effect change on the Chemical Health Rule enforced by Hingham High School and the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association” related to underage drinking penalties. Nolan, who is the enthusiastic captain of …

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Town social worker provides variety of support services for residents of all ages

Photo courtesy of Cheryl West January 3, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer In serving as the Town of Hingham’s licensed clinical social worker, Cheryl West’s role is to help residents of all ages access emergency services such as food, clothing, housing, and crisis support and to provide a compassionate listening ear and guidance related to …

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