Negotiations Underway for New Teachers' Contract

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Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District.
Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District.

It is Monday, Jan. 20. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham:

1. Transition: Monday will be the transition, weatherwise, between the typical winter weather of the past few days and some bitterly cold weather for the rest if the week. The temperature will get into the upper 30s with some strong winds, gusting up to 25 miles per hour out of the southwest. The sky will be partly sunny with a chance of light snow in the afternoon.

2. National Parks: There is no entrance fee at all of the National Parks on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Every day, more than half of the National Parks do not have a fee. Monday’s fee-free day waives the fee at Adams National Historical Park in Quincy, Cape Cod National Seashore and Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in New Hampshire.

3. MLK: It is Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, a federal holiday in honor the civil rights leader who was assassinated in 1968. The holiday was first observed in 1986. Schools and government offices are closed on Monday, as are some businesses. There will be no trash pickup.

4. Trains: The final day of the National Model Railroad Association HUB Division train layout at Wenham Museum is Monday. A look at the layout is included with museum admission on Monday - $8 for adults and $6 for children – and is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

5. Teachers Contract: The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee’s Negotiations Working Group had planned to meet on Monday morning at 7:30 a.m. at the school district office for an executive session to discuss strategy for negotiating a new contract with the teachers’ union. The committee meets next on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

To find out what is going on today in Hamilton and Wenham, check out our events listings.


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