Saturday, August 11, 2012
Tell us which crosswalk in the two towns do you find is the most difficult to use?
Traffic safety has been on a lot of people's mind in recent week. A few weeks ago there was a hearty discussion about speeding, and the Wenham Police Department and Highway Department recently unveiled "Operation Safety Net" to increase pedestrian and bicyclist safety. And children will be headed back to school in just a few weeks. As a walker, runner or bicyclist, which crosswalk in Hamilton and Wenham do you find the most treacherous? Tell us why in the comments section. We've left out a list of specific crosswalks since there are so many - from Main Street in Wenham in front of the Post Office to Bay Road in Hamilton in front of Talbots - to many of the other crosswalks near schools or outside of town.
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) …
Friday, January 27, 2012
An essential get-me-going daily morning column from Hamilton-Wenham Patch.
Today is Friday, Jan. 27. Here are five things you need to know: 1. Wet: Friday will be a rainy day, with temperatures rising from the 30s into the 50s. 2. Pre-K: The school district’s integrated pre-kindergarten program at Winthrop Elementary School is hosting an open house at 9 a.m. on Friday. Parents of 3- and 4-year-olds are invited to show up – no appointment is necessary – if they are interested in enrolling their child this fall. 3. Mullen: Anyone who wants to know more about the senior condominiums planned for Penguin Hall on the former Mullen Advertising property in Wenham can meet with the property owner and developer on Friday. Sessions are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Registration is required – call Wise Living at 978…