Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The newly reorganized Hamilton Board of Selectmen has chosen a new selectmen.
Marc Johnson has started his second term on the Hamilton Board of Selectmen as its chairman. The five-member board unanimously selected Johnson as its new leader when it met on Monday night at Hamilton Town Hall, the first time after the town election where Johnson was reelected and Scott Maddern was elected to the board. David Neill, who had served as a selectmen in the 1990s, was elected to the board last spring in an uncontested election. At his first meeting, the board elected him chairman of the Board of Selectmen. “Whether that was a good decision or not, history will decide,” Neill said on Monday night, before the board vote. The board split 3-2 between Neill and Johnson in 2012. This year, Neill said it was important that the …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Results from the Board of Selectmen race in the Hamilton Annual Town Election on Thursday, April 11.
Marc Johnson was reelected to the Hamilton Board of Selectmen in Thursday's annual town election. He will be joined by Scott Maddern. Maddern and Johnson were on top of a four man race for two open three-year seats on the Board of Selectmen. Maddern topped the ticket with 568 votes. Johnson received 515 votes. The two candidates who were not elected, Jack Hauck and Bill Dery, received 237 and 195 votes, respectively.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
There are four people in Hamilton that have pulled papers to seek the two open seats on the Board of Selectmen.
There are two three-year seats up for election on the Hamilton Board of Selectmen and the deadline to return signed papers is the end of the day on Thursday. On Tuesday, three people came in to "pull papers" to run for the Hamilton Board of Selectmen - Bill Dery, Jacob "Jack" Hauck and Scott Maddern. Dery is in his first term on the School Committee and has also been actively involved on the Hamilton-Wenham Capital Management Committee for many years. Hauck recently moved to Hamilton from Wenham, where he was an active member of the trustees at the Maples condominiums and is a published author who frequently speaks about local history. Maddern is a member of the Hamilton Finance Advisory Committee. Marc Johnson, who is finishing his first …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
A look at who has pulled papers and is running for several of the open seats in local town government.
There's just one candidate for two open seats on the five-member Hamilton Board of Selectmen with less than a week left before the deadline to run, according to information from Hamilton Town Clerk Jane Wetson. Nomination papers in Hamilton need to be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 with 40 certifiable signatures of Hamilton registered voters. In Wenham, the deadline is also Feb. 21 but is 5 p.m. for 20 certifiable signatures of Wenham registered voters. There are two open three year term on the board - the two new seats added three years ago after voters backed an overhaul of the town government that also involved replacing the town administrator position with a town manager. Marc Johnson has pulled papers and said last week he is …
Friday, September 9, 2011
An essential get-me-going daily morning column from Hamilton-Wenham Patch.
Today is Friday, Sept. 9. Here are five things you need to know: 1. Sun: Yes, we are expected to see the sun on Friday. While the sun did peek out from behind the clouds on Thursday afternoon, Friday is expected to be somewhat sunny day with temperatures in the 70s. 2. Pay-as-you-throw: The number one thing people seem to be talking about in the two towns lately is a plan to charge a per bag fee to throw out trash. But there’s myriad of options for how the system may work and Hamilton selectman Marc Johnson is holding a “working session” at 9 a.m. on Friday at Hamilton Town Hall to meet with anyone who is interested in running through the number for some of the models. 3. Wenham War Memorial: Today is the deadline set by the Wenham Board …