Wednesday, May 22, 2013
An essential get-me-going daily morning column from Hamilton-Wenham Patch.
Today is Wednesday, May 22. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham: 1. 70s: The temperature will return to the 70s on Wednesday but clouds will hang around. The day may start with some fog and there will be a chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon. 2. Patton: Joanne Patton will be a guest at the Hamilton Council on Aging’s open house on Wednesday. The open house runs from 10 a.m. to noon at the Hamilton Council on Aging building (old library) in front of the police and fire station. Patton will talk about “family life.” 3. Cancer Society: Happy birthday to the American Cancer Society. The organization is exactly 100-years-old on Wednesday. It is likely the most well-known non-profit devoted to fighting …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
An essential get-me-going daily morning column from Hamilton-Wenham Patch.
Today is Thursday, May 2. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham: 1. Change: For the first time in days, the weather forecast for Thursday includes a slight twist. There’s a chance of a shower on Thursday afternoon with increasing clouds. Temperatures will get into the lower 60s. 2. Schoonermen: The historical film “Schoonermen of 1926” showing fishing crews and the historic schooner Adventure will be shown at Hamilton-Wenham Library on Thursday at 7 p.m. The film comes from the film archives of Dan Tremblay. 3. Family Promise: Family Promise North Shore-Boston is opening a “family day center” on Rantoul Street in Beverly on Thursday evening. The center will serve as the headquarters for providing services to homeless…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The three newly elected members of the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee will join the board for the first time on Thursday night.
When Jeanise Bertrand joins the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee for the first time on Thursday night, she will be the youngest member of the nine-member committee. And she will be one of the youngest School Committee members in the state, but not the youngest ever. The Salem State University senior was elected to the committee in her first run for publicly-elected office. She is a political science major who will graduate in December. She is a Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School graduate. Jim Hardy, field director for the Massachusetts Association of School Committees, said that while being elected at 22 is quite an accomplishment, there have been younger people elected to a School Committee. He said there have been a few 18-…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Results from the election of three new members to the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee on Thursday, April 11.
Three newcomers were elected to the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee on Thursday. Deb Evans received the most votes - 1,335. Also elected were Melissa Even Moore and Jeanise Bertrand. Moore received 1,110 votes and Bertrand 742 votes. Richard Boroff, who had previously served on the School Committee, received 705 votes and was not elected.
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.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Outgoing School Committee member Kym Marie Donnellan writes in support of Richard Boroff on the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee.
To the Editor: This Thursday Hamilton and Wenham voters go to the polls to elect three new members to the School Committee. I am delighted to see that one of the candidates is Richard Boroff because he understands the need for constructive dialogues and efficient process. As a former chairperson and long-time member of the School Committee, Richard believes working together is essential to achieve the best for our students, recognizing that strong public schools are the backbone of any community. I am excited to have Richard Boroff be part of the collective voice that supports our students, teachers, and administrators. He will engage in important conversations as a member of the School Committee, and with his experience, he will effect …
Wenham resident Connie Gourdeau writes in support of Richard Boroff for Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee.
To the Editor: I would like to endorse Richard Boroff for a seat on the Hamilton-Wenham School Committee. Mr. Boroff understands the processes of the School Committee. He cares a great deal about education and wants the Hamilton-Wenham schools to provide superior education for all students. He is willing to listen to others and is excited about plans for the future under our new superintendent. Mr. Boroff has the time, the experience and the desire. We are fortunate to have such a candidate. Connie Gourdeau Walnut Lane, Wenham
Here's what the ballots will look like for Thursday's town election in both Hamilton and Wenham.
Voters in both Hamilton and Wenham will choose three members of the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee on Thursday. Additionally, voters in Hamilton will select two members of the Hamilton Board of Selectmen and a in Wenham voters will choose one member of its three-member Board of Selectmen. Hamilton polls are open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. at Winthrop Elementary School. The Wenham polls are open from 7 a.m.- 8 p.m. at Wenham Town Hall. This is a change in both date and location for Wenham voters, who had traditionally voted at Buker Elementary School on the Saturday morning before the Annual Town Meeting. This year marks the first time that polls are open on the same day and at the same time in both towns. The four candidates for three three-…
The father of School Committee candidate Jeanise Bertrand writes in her support, explaining how she has continued to study at Salem State and bring herself up to speed on School Committee issues.
To the Editor: My daughter, Jeanise Bertrand, is a candidate for the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee. I ask you all to support her. Though she is young, she is passionate, articulate, and committed. She is motivated to be the best she can be, both for the people of the towns of Hamilton and Wenham and for herself. I know how much effort she has put into being informed about all of the issues that have presented themselves since the turning of the year. I've watched Jeanise as she has burned the candle at both ends in order to maintain her high standing at Salem State University while pouring through the School Committee's budgets and associated documents. I have marveled as she has immersed herself in some of the esoterica of …
Monday, April 8, 2013
A letter to the editor from Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee member and former Wenham Selectman Larry Swartz is support of Deb Evans for the School Committee.
To the Editor: Of all of the newcomers on the ballot for School Committee, I am most familiar with Deb Evans. I served with Deb on the Wenham Finance Committee some years ago and found her to be level headed, articulate and not afraid to ask questions or make difficult decisions. Last year, we were on the Towns/Schools Budget Process Committee together. She was the Community Representative from Wenham while I served as the School Committee Representative. I witnessed these same qualities help lay the framework for the enhanced cooperation and collaboration that we now have among the towns and schools. The School Committee needs what Deb would bring: an open mind and a commitment to superior schools at a reasonable cost. Please vote for …