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A Week of News: School Evacuation, Overcollected Taxes and a Fire Truck Crash

A look back at the past week of news in Hamilton and Wenham.

It was a week full of some big local stories, ranging from the evacuation of the high school on Monday when water leaked into the electrical room to a former local resident winning her own show on Oprah Winfrey’s TV network.

All of and was evacuated a little less than a half hour before school was regularly scheduled to end on Monday at the high school. Schools returned to normal on Tuesday.

Also on Monday, a Wenham firefighter when the fire truck he has just parked at a car crash scene on Grapevine Road was struck by another vehicle. The road was icy at the time and the driver who hit the fire truck will not be charged.

Last Friday, Kristina Kuzmic-Crocco , Oprah’s network. Kuzmic-Crocco is a 1997 Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School graduate. Her cooking show is already in production and will debut this summer.

And more information was released about the at the a week earlier. Verizon said on a 25-yea-old man while he was talking on it. The man received minor injuries.

And on Friday night, the boys’ basketball team by Pentucket at home. The team got off to a slow start but fought back behind the inspired play of Jake Prince but fell short to end the season.

In Hamilton, the Board of Selectmen was faced with a decision about what to do with $275,000 in taxes that were overcollected this year. The board on their 2012 tax bills.

The same night, Hamilton Selectmen also heard about plans to use about $40,000 in anticipated meals tax revenue .

At , the spring performance “Into the Woods” .

Regionally, unsuccessful Congressional candidate Bill Hudak of Boxford said he in the North Shore district that includes Hamilton and Wenham.

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