Hingham Health Department Health Advisory: Coronavirus Update

February 27, 2020 submitted by the Hingham Health Department The Hingham Health Department is in daily communication with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health as we continue to monitor Coronavirus Virus. The Health Department monitors all communicable diseases through a secure web-based disease surveillance system. We are ready and able to respond to cases in real …

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March 3 Presidential Primary Could Draw a Crowd of Voters in Hingham

Feb. 25, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer The presidential primary is just around the corner and is expected to attract a high number of voters from the different parties. Every vote counts! Republican, Democratic, Libertarian, and Green-Party specimen ballots are posted on the town website: https://www.hingham-ma.gov/413/Elections-Ballots-Warrants-Results Town Clerk Eileen McCracken looked back at the 2012 …

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You Can Now Pre-Order Your Free Pride Flag to Show Support During National Pride Month This June

February 24, 2020 The Hingham Anchor is a proud supporter and media sponsor of the Hingham Pride Project! The newly launched local non-profit Hingham Pride Project is working to increase LGBTQ+ visibility in Hingham, to raise funds for organizations that provide community programs and activities for LGBTQ+ youth, and to promote inclusivity among residents of …

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Hingham Centre gas main replacement night work will begin in early March​

Feb. 22, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer About 93 properties in Hingham Centre and the surrounding area are located within the construction limits of National Grid’s planned natural gas main replacement project scheduled to start March 8. The targeted completion date is the end of November, weather permitting. The work — which includes  4 to …

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Supt. of Schools Austin presents proposed fiscal 2021 school budget options based on priorities

February 18, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer At a recent joint school committee, selectmen, and advisory committee meeting, Supt. of Schools Paul Austin presented a tiered school budget proposal for fiscal 2021 comprised of “most critical,” “highly critical,” and “critical needs.” These proposals ranged from an overall school budget of $57.7 million to $58 million …

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Town election update:  Two potential races, for selectman and school committee

Feb. 14, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer With fewer than three weeks remaining to pick up nomination papers for the May 2 town election, there are two potential races — between Kirk Shilts and William Ramsey for selectman and school committee member Michelle Ayer, Stephanie Gertz, and Jennifer Benham for two seats on the school …

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Update: New water system operator chosen; current employees will be considered for possible positions

February 12, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer The water system serving Hingham, Hull, and part of Cohasset recently got a new name — Weir River Water System. Now there’s a new operator — subject to the execution of a contract —  both part of the process of transitioning to full ownership following Town Meeting’s decision …

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Absentee Ballots Now Available at Town Hall; Voter Registration Ends February 12 and Early Voting Begins Feb 24

February 6, 2020 submitted by Hingham Town Clerk We are glad to announce that Absentee Ballots are now available.  Absentee voting is available for registered voters who qualify, only those who will be absent from the town on Election Day, or have a disability that prevents them from going to the polls, or have a …

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