The Week That was School, Snow and Roofs
A look back at the past week in local news, which was dominated by the snow of the school roofs.
The top story last week in Hamilton-Wenham, and most of eastern Massachusetts – in some cases – was the continued closure of the schools so snow could be removed from the roofs.
The elementary schools were able to reopen on Wednesday and the middle and high school on Friday. But after the prolonged closure, it left the projected last day of school deep into June. For middle and high school students, it would have meant going to school until just before July 1.
So then, on Thursday, the decision from the Hamilton-Wenham School Committee was to make up four of those days during February break, Students would still get Presidents Day off on Monday but would then go back to school Tuesday through Friday, plus the Friday before Memorial Day weekend which had been scheduled as a teacher development day.
It was also the second week of PatchCast, a quick video wrap-up on the news from across the region each night at 6 p.m. Needless to say, the roof woes in Hamilton and Wenham led it off on several occasions.
In Wenham, the there’s still a few weeks to go before some of the design options are revealed for the war memorial, which is planned to go on a portion of the car barn lot in the center of town.
Last weekend, some of the brightest starts at the Regional trekked in to Boston to match wits with other students on WGBH’s “Quiz Show.” The Hamilton-Wenham episode won’t air until later this year, and we’ll remind you when it gets closer. Until then, we were sworn to secrecy and can’t tell you how it came out.
Our weekly athlete of the week feature, which appears on “Sports Monday,” last week was Greg Walker, the 17th player in Gordon College history to reach the 1,000 point mark. Impressively for Walker, he did it after barely scoring any points his freshman year.
Check back on Monday for more sports coverage, including girls’ basketball, track and swimming.