The Week That was School, Snow and Roofs

A look back at the past week in local news, which was dominated by the snow of the school roofs.

The top story last week in Hamilton-Wenham, and most of eastern Massachusetts – in some cases – was the so snow could be removed from the roofs.

The elementary schools were able to reopen on Wednesday and . But after the prolonged closure, it left the projected last day of school deep into June. For middle and high school students, it would have meant going to school until just before July 1.

So then, on Thursday, the decision from the Hamilton-Wenham School Committee was to , Students would still get Presidents Day off on Monday but would then go back to school Tuesday through Friday, plus the Friday before Memorial Day weekend which had been scheduled as a teacher development day.

At the , a large Lego village and train display was on exhibit all weekend in what museum officials could .

It was also the second week of PatchCast, each night at 6 p.m. Needless to say, the roof woes in Hamilton and Wenham led it off on several occasions.

In Wenham, the there’s still a few weeks to go before some of the , which is planned to go on a portion of the car barn lot in the center of town.

Last weekend, some of the brightest starts at the Regional trekked in to Boston to The Hamilton-Wenham episode won’t air until later this year, and we’ll remind you when it gets closer. Until then, we were sworn to secrecy and can’t tell you how it came out.

Our weekly athlete of the week feature, which appears on “Sports Monday,” , the 17th player in history to reach the 1,000 point mark. Impressively for Walker, he did it after barely scoring any points his freshman year.

Also in sports last week, we brought you , one of the stars of a small high school wrestling team.

Check back on Monday for more sports coverage, including girls’ basketball, track and swimming.


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