The Week in Review looks back at the top five stories in Hamilton and Wenham in the past week – May 23-29.
1. Three Incumbents Defeated
Thursday’s election in Hamilton who were seeking reelection – Selectman Bill Bowler and School Committee members Richard Boroff and Tess Leary.
Roger Kuebel, Bill Dery and Sean Condon were all elected to the nine member School Committee. Jeff Hubbard defeated Bill Bowler for one of the five Selectmen’s seats.
Hamilton voters also approved a Proposition 2-1/2 debt exclusion override to .
1. High School Principal Finalists Named
The search for the next principal is down to two candidates. Principal Matt Fox, who has also served as principal of , was named principal at in Marblehead beginning on July. A search to find a new high school principal began with 22 candidates and this week was narrowed down to two. are Philip Conrad, who is currently principal at Rockport Middle/High School and was assistant principal at the Regional from 2006-1010 and Richard Manley, who teaches at Windham High School in New Hampshire and was principal there from 2008-2010. Both candidates will have a chance to meet the public on Thursday, June 2 at 5 p.m. at the PA room.
3. Reaction to Dr. B’s Departure
The Boards of Selectmen from both towns met on Tuesday, the first time since School Superintendent Dr. Raleigh Buchanan . The exact contents of that agreement have yet to be made public.
When both Boards of Selectmen met, so that they would not be surprised by something such as the superintendent’s departure in the future and discussion also included any changes to the Regional school agreement that may make sense as a result of Buchanan’s departure.
4. Canter Brook Development Review Continues
Once of the largest developments planned in Hamilton in recent years continues to undergo review, including an during the most recent Planning Board meeting. A 43-unit senior housing project is proposed to go up where is currently located, between Highland and Asbury streets.
5. Polo Opens for the Season
Sunday marks the at . The Sunday afternoon games are a summertime tradition on the oldest continually operated polo field in the country.