OPINION: Safe Communities Act

The South Shore, once and maybe still a white-flight region for white city folk unwilling to send their children to integrated schools, is more diverse today than it ever was, and growing moreso all the time. Research has shown that diversity improves outcomes, from schools to workplaces and beyond, yet we know that people of …

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OPINION: No Compressor! An Update

July 14, 2019 Submitted By Elizabeth Moulds The Issue A precedent-setting compressor station is slated to be built adjacent to Highway 3A and the Fore River Bridge. The area is already over-polluted, and its residents suffer from higher than average rates of respiratory disease and cancers tied to pollution. The site is also next to …

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OPINION: Keyes Running for Re-Election to Housing Authority

Submitted to The Hingham Anchor by candidate Bob Keyes I am seeking re-election to the Housing Authority to carry forward my 26 year successful record dedicated to the Authority’s statutory mission: to offer a range of safe, decent, and affordable housing choices to serve moderate and low-income families, the elderly, veterans and people with disabilities. …

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OPINION: From Skeptic to Supporter; Yes on 10

Submitted by: Richard Norman I’ve previously written several articles on the Aquarion purchase. Initially, I was an opponent to the Aquarion purchase. Subsequently, I reviewed regulatory filings and Town and Aquarion prepared materials. I became an active participant in recent Hingham public meetings. I characterized myself as “in the middle” seeking to maintain an open …

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OPINION: Vote for Michael Puzo for Town Moderator

Submitted by: Melissa Tully I invite you to join me in re-electing Michael Puzo Hingham’s Town Moderator. He is the most qualified candidate for the position. Hingham’s Town Moderator has many responsibilities. First and foremost is that of presiding over Town Meeting.  In accordance with Massachusetts law, the Moderator “shall preside and regulate the proceedings, …

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OPINION: “It’s Time for Megan Buhr for Town Moderator”

Submitted by: Melissa Smith Megan Buhr is running for Moderator because she wants to improve town governance by engaging all kinds of Hinghamites, which we need. Schools are falling down. Town properties need attention.  For too long, we have neglected issues, and I believe it’s because we don’t have enough diversity on our appointed committees. …

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OPINION: “Patsies?”

  Monopoly (mo.nop.o.ly) (noun): “The exclusive possession or control of the supply of or trade in a commodity or service.” Cash Cow (cash.cow) (noun):  “A product or service that makes a lot of money over a long period of time for the company that sells it.” Milk (milk): (verb):  “… to get as much from that thing …

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OPINION: Hingham Development & Industrial Commission Members Urge Voters to Support Aquarion Purchase

We urge Hingham voters to attend Town Meeting on April 22nd and to approve the Town’s proposed purchase of the water company from Aquarion.   We believe the purchase will lead to lower annual water rate increases and more efficient recovery of our existing (and increasingly scarce) water resources.  We are also confident that the …

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