Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The polls will be open all day in both towns on Tuesday for the special primary election for U.S. Senate.
Tuesday is a special election primary for U.S. Senate. Here in Hamilton and Wenham, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in both towns. Voters in all three Hamilton precincts vote at the Winthrop Elementary School and all Wenham voters go to the polls at Wenham Town Hall. The only item on the ballot will be to narrow the field for U.S. Senate. The general election in June will decide who will fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant when John Kerry became Secretary of State. Registered Republicans will get a Republican ballot and registered Democrats will get a Democratic ballot. Unenrolled voters can choose the ballot they want. On the Republican ballot is Gabriel Gomez, Michael Sullivan and Daniel Winslow and the Democratic ballot …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The annual town election is being held in both Hamilton and Wenham on Thursday. Find out where and when to vote.
Thursday is election day in both towns. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in both towns. Hamilton votes at Winthrop Elementary School. For the first time at the annual town election, Wenham votes at Wenham Town Hall. In Hamilton, two members will be elected to the Board of Selectmen. Wenham voters will election one member of its Board of Selectmen. In both towns, voters will choose three new members of the School Committee. To see what the ballot will look like and see all the candidates who will appear on the ballot, check our story from Wednesday.
Monday, April 1, 2013
This year's public hearing on the Wenham Annual Town Meeting warrant has a different date and time than past years.
The public hearing on the Wenham Town Meeting warrant has a new time and location this year. The hearing has typically occurred at Buker Elementary School at 7:30 p.m. but will instead happen at Wenham Town Hal at 7 p.m., according to Traci Masterson, Administrative Assistant to Interim Town Administrator Mark Andrews. The Annual Town Meeting will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 at Buker Elementary School. The Town Meeting warrant is atatched to this story as a PDF and was deleivered to each home in town. Extra copies are available at Town Hall and Hamilton-Wenham Library.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
A Wenham resident writes in support of Jack Wilhelm for the Board of Selectmen.
Wednesday, March 20
To the Editor: I am dismayed to see how much turmoil Wenham is in. Our finance department is in a mess, critical functions are being outsourced to Uxbridge, and the Chairman of our Finance Committee resigned because she stated that she lost confidence in the integrity of the process. We have an interim town administrator, an interim police chief and an interim COA director. Relations with Hamilton are strained to the breaking point by Wenham's reluctance to update our joint contracts, and Hamilton is not honoring its administrative fee obligations for the joint library and the joint COA and van. How much worse can things get? We need a clear change in direction at Town Hall right now. We need Jack Wilhelm! His work on the Finance …
Monday, March 18, 2013
A Wenham resident writes with her opinion about the design for the Veterans Memorial on the car barn lot in Wenham village.
To the editor: While many of us are aware and very much in favor of a Veteran’s War Memorial being planned for Wenham, many of us missed the planning process. Therefore, two things that are going to happen as a result of the current approved design may have escaped your notice: 1. The line of beautiful, established white pines across 1A from the Wenham Fire Station and Post Office are going to be removed. 2. A good portion of the car barn lot (the open field behind the trees, across from First Church) is going to be paved. This is going to have a dramatic effect on the overall look and feel of Wenham village center, which is going to be much less tree-lined and green. Even if the Veteran’s War Memorial includes a landscaping plan that …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
An essential get-me-going daily morning column from Hamilton-Wenham Patch.
Today is Tuesday, Jan. 22. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham: 1. Clouds: Clouds are forecast to stick around all day and temperatures will stay in the upper 20s on Tuesday. The wind will blow out of the northwest with gusts up to 25 miles per hour. 2. Unemployment: Tuesday we will find out how many people in the two towns are without a job in our ongoing economic slump. The state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development will release town-by-town unemployment data for December. Last month, the statewide unemployment rate was 6.7 percent, up 1 percent from a month earlier. 3. Technology Night: Parents of Miles River Middle School students are invited to the school on Tuesday night to learn more about …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Harriet Davis writes in regard to the future of the Wenham Finance Department.
To the Editor: The Wenham Finance Department is in disarray as our most recent Finance Director has returned to the private sector. Ever since Sarah Johnson left Wenham in 2010 to become finance director of the much larger department in Weston, Wenham has been drifting from pillar to post with a series of poorly thought out solutions which all ultimately failed. So what are our selectmen doing about it? Well, on Tuesday night, our interim town administrator came up with a woefully inadequate proposal — outsource the finance department to a part-time consulting firm manned essentially by one person who works full time for another municipality and who would work primarily off-site. Wise folk are shaking their heads — what is really going on…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
An essential get-me-going daily morning column from Hamilton-Wenham Patch.
Today is Wednesday, Dec. 5. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham: 1. Dropping: The temperature will actually drop throughout the day on Wednesday, starting in the 50s and ending up in the 40s by evening. The day will also start out with a chance of showers and include gusty winds. 2. Shop and Sip: Holiday music, a cash bar and shopping are all part of the Wenham Village Improvement Society's 4th annual Shop and Sip event at Wenham Tea House. It runs from 6:30-9 p.m. on Wednesday. 3. Middle School Concert: The Fine Arts Department at Miles River Middle School puts on its annual Winter Concert on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the Ferrini Dramatics Center at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School featuring both the band …
Friday, November 9, 2012
There will be no changes to trash pickup on Monday, Nov. 12 even though it is the observed holiday for Veterans Day.
Trash will be picked up as usual on Monday in Wenham, according to both Hiltz Waste Disposal and Traci Masterson, administrative assistant to Town Administrator Mark Andrews. Trash, recycling and compost should be out by 7 a.m. for pickup, as always. Trash pickup will also happen as scheduled on Tuesday in Wenham. Trash pickup will also happen as usual starting on Wednesday in Hamilton. Hiltz said on its Twitter account earlier this week that "Veterans Day will not affect pickups next week," and the Gloucester-based company said it will do pickup as usual in many of the North Shore towns where it has contracts, including Goveland, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead and Swampscott. Monday is a federal holiday and Wenham Town Hall will be …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Find out where you vote on Tuesday and what time the polls are open in Hamilton and Wenham.
Tuesday is Election Day across the country. Here in Hamilton and Wenham, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in both towns. Voters in all three Hamilton precincts vote at the Winthrop Elementary School and all Wenham voters go to the polls at Wenham Town Hall. To take a look at what the ballot will look like, check here.