It is Wednesday, Sept. 4. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham:
1. Sun: The sun is forecasted to return the sky on Wednesday, without a possibility of a shower or thunderstorm that has been around for the past few days, plus humidity is expected to drop. The temperature will get up to about 80 degrees and there will be a west wind blowing up to 10 miles per hour.
2. Jumper Classic: The Jumper Classic started in Hamilton several years ago but was held in Hampton Falls in recent years. It was slated to return to the North Shore this summer – first in July and now in early September – to Maplecroft Farm in Ipswich. In recent days, through, organizers announced that the show has been postponed indefinitely because of scheduling conflicts for competitors. The show was going to happen this weekend but was originally expected to get going on Wednesday.
3. Rosh Hashanah: The Jewish New Year, known as Rosh Hashanah, starts at sundown on Wednesday and lasts for two days. It allows Jews to repent to their Creator and to their fellow man and woman, in order to start the New Year with a clean slate. Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of a 10-day period of prayer, self-examination and repentance, culminating on the fast day of Yom Kippur.
4. Questions: Attorney General Martha Coakley will have to announce by Wednesday whether the 33 initiative petitions submitted by 16 groups meet constitutional muster to go before voters on the 2014 ballot. For each question that is certified, proponents would need to collect 68,911 signatures from registered voters by Dec. 4.
5. Land Use: Hamilton’s land use boards all meet together on Wednesday night to discuss development topics, ranging from the Patton property to cell phone reception. Boards that are slated to take part in the meeting include the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeal, Board of Assessors, Board of Health, Conservation Commission, Affordable Housing Trust and Hamilton Development Corp., plus the Board of Selectmen. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at Hamilton-Wenham Library.
To find out what is going on today in Hamilton and Wenham, check out our events listings.