Thursday, September 27, 2012
An essential get-me-going daily morning column from Hamilton-Wenham Patch.
Today is Thursday, Sept. 27. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham: 1. Biker Poetry: K. Peddlar Bridges is a “Biker Poet” who will be featured in a program at Hamilton-Wenham Library on Thursday evening. The program runs from 7-8 p.m. and is billed as being about “stories, poems and memories from the days when Hot Rods, Custom Cars and Stock Cars were the rulers of the road and our dreams were wrapped in sheet metal and chrome and our music was Rock n' Roll and duel exhaust." 2. Debate: The race for the Sixth Congressional District seat has really become one of the feistiest and most interesting races on the fall ballot. And both candidates will meet for the first of four scheduled debates on Thursday night. U.S. Rep…
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Governor Deval Patrick speaks with Patch readers live at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. What questions do you want him to answer?
If you could ask Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick one question, what would it be? Patrick will join Hamilton-Wenham Patch Thursday at 1:30 p.m. for a live chat with readers. Now's your chance to ask the executive of the commonwealth your question about casinos, the crime lab, the economy, elections or whatever else you want to know. Can't make it to the live chat? Leave your questions for Patrick in the comments to have them considered for the live Q&A session. We'll be sure to ask about the most popular topics when we chat Thursday. To join our chat, head on over to our homepage from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Thursday.
Ask Governor Deval Patrick about any topic you like during our live chat at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
Governor Deval Patrick will take your questions live on Hamilton-Wenham Patch this Thursday. The governor will spend 45 minutes fielding your questions. Head on over to our homepage from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Thursday to join our chat. You'll simply have to provide your name, and you'll be able to ask your questions immediately. If you can't make the live chat, send us your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll do our best to add them to the queue. We will publish the live chat transcript immediately and a recap first thing on Friday morning. Questions submitted will be subject to moderator approval. No vulgar or libelous comments will be allowed. Because we expect a high volume of questions for the chat session, we will …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Gov. Deval Patrick is scheduled in the 9 p.m. hour.
The Democratic National Convention will have a Massachusetts feel tonight as Gov. Deval Patrick and Congressional candidate Joe Kennedy III are scheduled to speak prior to the convention. Kennedy is scheduled to speak during the 7 p.m. hour after a Kennedy family tribute video. Two hours later, Patrick is scheduled to finish the 9 p.m. hour. The night will also include a number of prominent speakers, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reed, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Director Kathleen Sibelius and conclude with a speech by First Lady Michelle Obama. The Wall Street Journal published a full schedule of speakers.
Monday, October 31, 2011
A supplemental state budget signed into law last week will send $67,000 to Hamilton and Wenham in additional local aid money.
Hamilton and Wenham will be getting, combined, nearly $70,000 in additional state money from a $169 million supplemental budget passed last week. State Rep. Brad Hill, R-Ipswich, said the fiscal 2011 Final Deficiency Supplemental Budget includes $65 million in one-time money to cities and towns and, within that, is $41,088 for Hamilton town government and $26,196 for Wenham. The payments are known as “reversion money.” The supplemental budget was signed by Gov. Deval Patrick last Thursday. “At a time when local aid was cut, it was imperative that any excess revenue collected by the Commonwealth go back to our cities and towns,” said Hill in a written announcement. “In addition, it is my hope that this will allow our communities to take …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Gov. Deval Patrick will attend Wednesday night's 10th anniversary event honoring the Prep@Pingree program at Pingree School.
Gov. Deval Patrick will take part in celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Prep@Pingree program at Pingree School in Hamilton on Wednesday night. Prep@Pingree is a five-week program for 35 middle school students from urban neighborhoods of Lawrence and Lynn on the Pingree campus on Highland Street each summer. There, they study English, math, technology and history. In addition to Patrick’s attendance on Wednesday night, the event will honor the program’s founder, Malcolm Coates. “Programs like this that give kids an opportunity that they may not have otherwise had is very close to his heart,” said Patrick spokeswoman Heather Johnson. Patrick grew up in an inner-city neighborhood on the south side of Chicago and through the “A Better …