Flow Test Tuesday Morning Could Cause Discolored Water

flow testA required annual flow test of the sprinkler system at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School and Miles River Middle next week could cause discolored water for some Hamilton residents on the public water system.

The test will be conducted on Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 9 a.m. School officials hope to get out the word that the test may cause discolored water throughout Hamilton. If water is discolored, residents are asked to run cold water until the water is clear.

Town Meeting Happens This Saturday

town meetingThe Annual Town Meeting in Hamilton is coming up this weekend.

It starts at 9 a.m. in the auditorium at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School on Saturday, April 1.

There is also a breakfast, open to all, which starts before the meeting at 8 a.m.

Voters will consider the fiscal year 2018 budget as well as several other matters. The complete warrant for the meeting is available on the town website.

Turf Field Design Study to be Presented to Selectmen

field-1272313_1920The Hamilton Board of Selectmen will soon hear the findings of a design study that looked at the possibility of installing an artificial turf field at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School.

The presentation by Gale Associates is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17 in the multi-purpose room at Buker Elementary School.

In addition to Hamilton Selectmen, the Wenham Board of Selectmen and Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District Committee will also hear the results of the study, which was funded by money votes approved to come from the Community Preservation Act.

Green Communities Grant to Help Improve Energy Conservation at School Complex

Green Communities LogoHamilton has been awarded a $250,000 Green Communities grant to go toward a HVAC controls upgrade at Miles River Middle School and Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School, according to Victoria Masone, energy manager for the towns of Hamilton and Wenham.

It was part of $9,580,467 in competitive grants awarded this week as part of the Green Communities program to a total of 47 municipalities across Massachusetts to fund clean energy projects, according to state Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton.

The Hamilton award was in combination with a $249,950 award to Wenham as the result of a project plan and application by Masone. The combined middle school-high school complex will have its classroom HVAC integrated with the Building Automation System as an energy conservation measure.

Expect Congestion, Cars Parked on Road near Sunday’s Graduation

hwrhs grad new bestTraffic congestion should be expected near Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School around the start and finish of graduation on Saturday.

The graduation ceremony is expected to run from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 5 at the high school, 775 Bay Road (Route 1A).

There will likely be traffic congestion on Route 1A at the start and finish of the event, according to Hamilton police.  Access to school parking lots will be at the south entrance until the side and front parking lots are filled.

The grounds staff will coordinate parking at the high school and Hamilton police will have one side of Route 1A posted “no parking” in the area of the high school before graduation starts.

Side roads may have to be used in areas that are posted “no parking” too, police said.

Also, a handicap parking area with easy access to the event will be available and high school grounds staff will direct drivers to that area, if needed.

Expect Congestion, Cars Parked on Road near Graduation

hwrhs grad new bestTraffic congestion should be expected near Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School around the start and finish of graduation on Sunday.

The graduation ceremony is expected to run from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 5 at the high school, 775 Bay Road (Route 1A).

There will likely be traffic congestion on Route 1A at the start and finish of the event, according to Hamilton police.  Access to school parking lots will be at the south entrance until the side and front parking lots are filled.

The grounds staff will coordinate parking at the high school and Hamilton police will have one side of Route 1A posted “no parking” in the area of the high school before graduation starts.

Side roads may have to be used in areas that are posted “no parking” too, police said.

Also, a handicap parking area with easy access to the event will be available and high school grounds staff will direct drivers to that area, if needed.

Town Meeting Happens Saturday Morning

town meeting bannerThe Annual Town Meeting in Hamilton will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 2 in the gymnasium at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School.

Breakfast items and coffee will be served before the meeting starts, from 7:30-9 a.m. in the high school’s multipurpose room.

Voters will see 22 articles, including the proposed fiscal year 2017 budget of $28.4 million. You can see the complete Town Meeting warrant here.