Sunday, August 21, 2011
Between the Wenham Days during the day and the Air Force Band plying a free concert at Asbury Grove at night, make plans for all to do on the 27th.
I think the daily rain showers are finally over and now can we get some summer weather before its time to have white stuff around. The coming weekend should be busy one for folks in both Hamilton and Wenham. The annual Wenham Day celebration will take over most of the area around the Town Hall, with many displays and events. The Fire Department will be topping off things with their big barbecue, which has folks waiting in line to enjoy the meal. A yard sale will be also in full swing at the lawns at the Wenham Tea House, so plan to come early and stay late so you don’t miss all the events. Just don’t stay late however, as the other big event of the day is the free concert at Asbury Grove, put on by the U.S. Air Force Band. This is the band…
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
A snapshot look at some of the pros and cons to closing a section of School Street in Wenham to improve playground safety.
A plan to possibly close a portion of School Street in Wenham to improve safety near the Buker Elementary School playground was considered by the Wenham Board of Selectmen on Tuesday night. No final decision was made, but there were several advantages and disadvantages discussed about whether it is a good idea to close the northern end of the road. Below are some pros and cons followed by a reader poll. Attached to this story as a PDF also find two memos, one from Wenham Police Chief Ken Walsh and one from Wenham Fire Chief Bob Blanchard, each with their professional opinion about whether closing School Street is a good idea. Pros Cons
Wenham Selectmen said Tuesday they want to talk with the police chief and fire chief before making a decision about whether to recommend closing a section of School Street near Buker Elementary School.
Wenham Selectmen have yet to decide whether to recommend closing off a section of School Street that runs just feet from the Buker Elementary School playground. No decision was made when the Board of Selectmen met on Tuesday night and the board decided to resume a discussion about the proposal when it meets in late September. Remington Road resident Michelle Bailey asked the Selectmen to consider closing a section of the street permanently because of safety concerns. Already, a portion of School Street is closed during school hours on school days. When it is closed, a metal gate is closed to block off the northern end of the street that runs between the school and the playground, which is on the opposite side of the street from the school…