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Graduation, Sports Success and Lumberyard Building Comes Down

The week in news in Hamilton and Wenham includes the demolition of the former Hansbury lumberyard building, an introduction of the two finalists to become the high school principal and the class of 2011 graduation.

The week in review in Hamilton-Wenham news, May 30-June 5.

1. Hansbury building is torn down

The main building on the so-called Hansbury property in downtown Hamilton . The property has been and last fall Town Meeting voters , and includes the property, to allow some additional mixed uses.

The property’s new owner said the building would need major work to be able to be used again and would , which still have not been announced.

2. Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School Class of 2011 Graduates

The 172 graduates of graduated Sunday afternoon at the A.J. Gordon Chapel at .  Graduates were cast off on a beautiful sunny, cool spring day amid excited parents, relatives, friends and teachers.

3. High school principal finalists meet the teachers, students and the public

The search for a new principal at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School , and those two men met with teachers, students and the public last week.

The two finalists are Philip Conrad and Richard Manley. Conrad is currently principal at Rockport Middle/High School and was the associate and assistant principal at the Regional from 2006-1010. Manley is currently a teacher at Windham High School in New Hampshire and was that school’s founding principal from 2008-1010. A final decision is expected this week.

4. New members join School Committee, Alexa McCloughan named School Committee chairman for another year 

The three new members of the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee joined the nine-member committee for the first time last week. The new committee .

5. Three Generals spring sports teams advance in postseason

Three of the Regional's spring sports teams have moved on to the second round of the state tournament in their respective sports – boys’ lacrosse, boys’ tennis and girls’ tennis.

The at home on Friday afternoon and moves on to the quarterfinals of the state tournament on . The on the road on Saturday to advance to . The boys’ tennis and will face Manchester-Essex at home at on Monday afternoon.

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