Saturday, November 17, 2012
About a foot of water had to be pumped out of the basement at Buker Elementary School on Friday after a boiler pipe broke.
A broken pipe on a boiler at Buker Elementary School on Friday flooded the floor in the boiler room. All the water on the floor prompted the response of the Wenham Fire Department to help out just before noon, but the fire alarm was not activated and classes were not interrupted. “School went on normally,” Wenham Fire Chief Bob Blanchard said. “The kids went about their business.” About eight firefighters helped school staff pump out the water, Blanchard said. The school has three furnaces, so once the water was pumped out, the other two furnaces could be used, Blanchard said. “The other two boilers at the school were not affected and can provide sufficient heat to the building while the third is being repaired,” said Superintendent …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Questions 4 and 5 passed, both with about 63 percent support. on Tuesday's ballot.
Voters backed $2 million in capital improvements to the elementary schools in the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District on Tuesday. The projects, which include work ranging from the replacement of the roof on both Cutler Elementary School and Winthrop Elementary School to the installation of a fire suppression system at Buker Elementary School, will be paid through a Proposition 2-1/2 debt exclusion override. A debt exclusion override means that the payment on the bond for the project will be outside the taxing limits of Proposition 2-1/2. The Cutler project was Question 4 on Tuesday's ballot and the remaining capital work was Question 5. The Cutler project was separate because the School Committee expects to get as much as 43 percent …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
A new traffic flow in and out of Wenham Town Hall will be used during voting on Tuesday.
A new traffic pattern will be unveiled around Wenham Town Hall for Election Day on Tuesday. Elections were moved from Buker Elementary School to Town Hall in Wenham last year and Tuesday will be the first election with expected high turnout to be held at the Town Hall. In a Connect-CTY message sent out on Monday afternoon, Town Administrator Mark Andrews said that Wenham Police would be directing traffic from Friend Court into the Town Hall parking lot. From the parking lot, all traffic will then exit onto Main Street on the driveway next to Wenham Museum. The “Do Not Exit” sign that typically greets driver headed out to Route 1A on the driveway from the Town Hall parking lot will not be in effect on Tuesday. “The goal is to prevent …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Wenham's fall Special Town Meeting starts at 10 a.m.on Saturday in the gymnasium at Buker Elementary School.
Voters at Wenham Special Town Meeting on Saturday will take up two of the same questions Hamilton voters did two weeks ago - whether to put a Proposition 2-1/2 debt exclusion override on the November ballot. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. in the gymnasium at Buker Elementary School. A quorum of 54 registered voters are needed to conduct business. A full copy of the Town Meeting warrant, with all six articles, is attached to this story as a PDF. The most significant items are Article 4 and Article 5, which both ask voters to send two Proposition 2-1/2 debt exclusion overrides before voters on the Nov. 6 ballot. Two weeks ago Hamilton Town Meeting voters nearly unanimously approved putting both measures on the ballot that would fund capital …
Friday, October 12, 2012
A walk-about is being hosted at Winthrop Elementary School at 8 a.m. on Satuady to show some of the maintenance issues in the school district.
A School Committee subcommittee is hosting a "walk-about” and slideshow inside Winthrop Elementary School one hour before Saturday morning’s Town Meeting in Hamilton. The intent of the event, put on by the Facilities Working Group stating at 8 a.m., is to show firsthand the damage from deferred maintenance at the school and help voters see the current condition of the school and other maintenance issues in the school district that would be corrected by the proposed $2.075 million bond that will first go before voters at the Hamilton Town Meeting. The presentation will include a look at the rot in the Winthrop roof, the Cutler Elementary School roof, a new fire suppression system at the Buker Elementary School and other proposed repairs. …
Monday, October 8, 2012
A look at the elementary school lunch menu in the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District for the upcoming week.
Here’s a look at what will be served for lunch at Buker, Cutler and Winthrop elementary schools for the upcoming week, Tuesday, Oct. 9 through Friday, Oct. 12. Tuesday, Oct. 9 Hamburger on a Bun or Tuna Salad Sandwich on Goldfish Bread Veggie Sticks Boston Baked Beans Cinnamon Apples Sliced Fruits Wednesday, Oct. 10 Campbell’s Healthy Request Tomato Soup Grilled Cheese Sandwich or Tuna Salad Sandwich on a Goldfish Bread Tater Tots Garden Salad Jello Thursday, Oct. 11 Rotini with Meat Sauce or Tuna Salad Sandwich on a Goldfish Bread Caesar Salad Wheat Breadstick Fruit Crisp Friday, Oct. 12 Lunch aRound Pizza With Assorted Toppings or Tuna Salad Sandwich Garden Salad Desert Lunch is $3 per child.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
A look at the school lunch menus at the elementary schools for the upcoming week.
Here’s a look at what will be served for lunch at Buker, Cutler and Winthrop elementary schools for the upcoming week, Monday, Sept. 24 through Friday, Sept. 28. Monday, Sept. 24 Terriayk Chicken Dippers or Chicken Caesar Wrap Chinese Fried Rice Baby Carrots Pudding Tuesday Sept. 25 Roast Turkey with Gravy or Chicken Caesar Wrap Steamed Peas Mashed Potatoes Cinnemon Apple Nachos Wednesday, Sept. 26 Hot Dog on a Bun or Chicken Caesar Wrap Boston Baked Beans Sweet Potato Fries Jello Thursday, Sept. 27 Spahetti with Meat Sauce or Chicken Caesar Wrap Caesar Wrap Wheat Breadstick Black and White Bars Friday, Sept. 28 Big Daddy's Pizza with Assorted Toppings or Chicken Caesar Wrap Garden Salad Desert Lunch is $3 per child.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
A look at the school lunch menus at the elementary schools for the upcoming week.
Here’s a look at what will be served for lunch at Buker, Cutler and Winthrop elementary schools for the upcoming week, Monday, Sept. 17 through Friday, Sept. 21. Monday, Sept. 17 Popcorn Chicken or Tuna Salad Sandwich Mashed Potatoes Steam Broccoli Pudding Tuesday Sept. 18 Hamburger on a Bun or Tuna Salad Sandwich Veggie Sticks Boston Baked Beans Cinnamon Apples Wednesday, Sept. 19 Campbell’s Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwich or Tuna Salad Sandwich Tater Tots Goldfish Crackers Thursday, Sept. 20 Mexican Nachos with Assorted Toppings or Italian Sub Black Bean Salad Yellow Cake with Frosting Friday, Sept. 21 Sonny’s Pizza with Assorted Toppings or Italian Sub Garden Salad Desert Lunch is $3 per child.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Wenham officials say they are increasing their focus on pedestrian and bicycling safety in town.
A program to increase pedestrian and bicyclist safety in Wenham in being unveiled this week – in advance of the opening of school. The plan involves repainting crosswalks, installing new signs and increasing police enforcement of traffic law. “This is a joint initiative between the highway department and police department,” Interim Police Chief Thomas Perkins told the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday night at Wenham Town Hall. The program is being dubbed “Operation Safety Net.” In addition to physical safety improvements, Perkins also noted that the only crossing guard for students headed to Buker Elementary School is on Perkins Street, a side street that connects Main Street to Porter Street and runs by the school. “That (crossing guard) …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
An essential get-me-going daily morning column from Hamilton-Wenham Patch.
Today is Wednesday, May 30. Here are five things you need to know: 1. Birthday: Happy birthday to Al Dodge of Wenham, who turns 98 on Wednesday. Albie, as he is known to most people, is essentially a living legend that last year was the subject of a book “A Man of the Trees” and is a former Selectman, tree warden and small business owner. 2. Geography: The fourth and fifth graders at Buker Elementary School will be hosting a geography fair at the school on Wednesday morning. 3. Special Education: The new members of the steering committee for the Hamilton-Wenham Special Education Parent Advisory Council will be voted when the committee meets on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Miles River Middle School. The council is open…