Sunday, November 11, 2012
One resident who lives across from Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School had some signs up this fall that prompted a discussion about students taking the bus to school.
There's often traffic backups around the schools - and especially along Route 1A near Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School and Miles River Middle School - at opening and closing times. Some of the traffic is from students. All 136 students spaces at the high school have been sold, according to Donna Bunk, administrative assistant to Superintendent Michael Harvey. And about 650 students ride the bus each day, according to Bunk, based on data provided by Salter Transportation, which operates the school district's buses. That is about 57 percent of the 1,135 students that go to school on the combined campus - 430 at the middle school and 705 at the high school. The traffic backups prompted one school neighbor to put up signs this fall that …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Let us know - what are you looking for from a town government website?
Town officials in both Hamilton and Wenham have talked about making improvements to the town websites - Hamilton's at http://www.hamiltonma.gov and Wenham's at http://www.wenhamma.gov. When you go to a town website, what are you typically looking for? Do you find it? The Hamilton website includes a page for each town department and committee, among other information. On the Wenham site, a specific e-mail address has been set up to solicit feedback on possible improvements to the website - email@example.com. What should be added to the websites for Hamilton and Wenham? How should it be arranged? What's there you don't need or do not use? Let us known in the comments section.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Should happy hour come back to Massachusetts?
Is happy hour coming back to the Bay State? The 28-year-old “happy hour law” now banning bars and restaurants from pouring free, discounted or two-for-one alcoholic beverages in area restaurants may be updated so restaurants can compete with casinos that may one day be in the state. As part of the ban, cities and towns now rule that a beverage must be priced the same for each calendar week and two drinks can only be served per person at a restaurant. In addition, pitchers of alcohol can only be served to two or more people, according to the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission. The ABCC will hold a hearing in Boston on Aug. 21. Four other hearings will be held throughout the state to gain public feedback. According to an article in the …