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Wednesday April 23, 2014
Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Many individuals are confused when confronted with the important Social Security choices they must make.  Without careful planning, you may make the wrong decisions about when to start collecting your benefits.  Such decisions could result in not being able to maximize your benefits to the fullest extent possible.  During this free presentation at the Hingham Senior Center,  Kelly Shanahan, Social Security Associates, will reveiw some important strategies about how to determine when to start receiving beneifts; income choices; and what to do if you are still working at age 66.  Preplanning for your Social Security beneftis can help you to maximize the amount that you will receive.

Reservations for this presentation can be made by calling the Hingham Senior Center at 781-741-1458.  Please note, Social Security Associates is not affliated with or endorsed by the Social Security Administration.

 

Barbara Farnsworth  781-741-1458  farnsworthb@hingham-ma.gov
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Electronic Voting Study Committee
7:00 PM

1.  Call to order.

2.  Discussion of Public Hearing and Demonstration.

3.  Discussion of Town Meeting and Presentations.

4.  Discussion of questions to be expected at Town meeting and appropriate responses.

5.   Adjourn

Location: Town Hall
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Thursday April 24, 2014
Trustees of Bathing Beach
6:00 PM
  1. Follow-up Farmer’s Market 2014 Discussions, wine sales, etc.
  2. Bath House RFP process, next steps
  3. Preparations for Beach Programs 2014
  4. Discussion about upcoming Town Meeting article concerning CPC funding for armor stone extension
  5. Discussion on grass treatments to alleviate goose activity
  6. Questions from the public
Location: Town Hall
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Harbor Development Committee
7:00 PM
  1. Update on Whitney Wharf Bridge, CPC article for Town Meeting, etc.
  2. Discussion on Boat ramp design and construction process, John Thomas
  3. Harbormaster’s report and discussion on funding priorities from prior Seaport Council/DCR funding requests
  4. Discussion of initiatives for a memorial for Medal of Honor Awardee Herbert Foss in the Harbor area, Bill Reardon
  5. Discussion on grass treatment for geese
  6. Questions from the public
Location: Town Hall
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Friday April 25, 2014
Public Library Board of Trustees
9:30 AM

9:30 AM:         Meeting called to order

9:35 AM:        Motion to go into Executive Session for purpose of discussing collective bargaining matters between SEIU Local      925 and the Town.

Location: Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt Street
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Monday April 28, 2014
Advisory Committee
6:15 PM

6:15 PM           Call to Order

  • Questions from the public regarding matters not on the agenda
  • Additional items for the record
  • Matters not anticipated within 48 hours of the meeting date

 

6:30 PM    Adjourn to participate in Annual Town Meeting

Location: Town Hall
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Annual Town Meeting
7:00 PM

In our commitment to open town meeting, Hingham remains true to a wonderful tradition of vesting in each

citizen both voice and vote, enabling all of us to play a pivotal part in the work of our town and in shaping its future.

Town meeting is more than a gathering of citizens to consider matters of common concern, it is the legislative body of the town. 

Please join us!.

Location: Hingham High School
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Tuesday April 29, 2014
South Shore Regional Emergency Communications Center
2:00 PM
  • Status Report

SSRECC Operations

Grant Status

  • Executive Session
  • Next Meeting
Location: Town Hall
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Annual Town Meeting
7:00 PM

If the warrant was not completed on Monday.Town Meeting will continue.

Location: Hingham High School
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Personnel Board
7:00 PM

7:00  Call to order

7:01  To adjourn to Executive Session (not to return to Open Session) for the purpose of negotiations with the Library staff (S.E.I U., Local 888, AFL-CIO)

Location: Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt Street
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Thursday May 1, 2014
Shout out to the Hingham High class of 1974

Hingham High School Class of 1974 will be holding its 40th reunion on Saturday, June 28th at the South Shore Country Club in Hingham.   The committee is looking for  information on classmates such as current name, address, phone number, email and secondary contact information.  Information can be sent to our group Gmail  account: hingham-high-school-class-of-1974@googlegroups.com.  Classmates who cannot attend, are welcome to send pictures, and/or videos to Wendy (Lorenson) Wilson at shark2wlw@aol.com .  For additional information, please feel free to call Esther (Cundari) Healey at 781-749-8671 or email her at paul.healey@verizon.net.  We need everyone to spread the word to our classmates, thanks in advance!

Esther (Cundari) Healey  781-749-8671  paul.healey@verizon.net
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Veterans' Council
7:30 PM

Agenda to Follow

Location: GAR Hall
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Saturday May 3, 2014
Annual Town Election
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

POLLS WILL BE OPEN FROM 8:00AM TO 8:00PM

PRECINCTS 1, 2, 3, AND 4 VOTE AT THE HIGH SCHOOL, 17 UNION STREET

PRECINCTS 5 AND 6 VOTE AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL, 1103 MAIN STREET

PRECINCT 5A VOTES AT LINDEN PONDS, 300 LINDEN PONDS WAY (THE OAKLEAF CLUBHOUSE BUILDING)

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Tuesday May 6, 2014
Essential Skills for Family Caregivers
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This three-part series, on Tuesdays, May 6, 13, 20, provides education and practical tools to those caring for someone with dementia.  Sponsored by the Alzhiemer's Association, Massachusetts and New Hampshire Chapter, the three part series will be held at the Hingham Senior Center and on May 6, the program will focus on communication and teach family caregivers  how to communicate in a way that minimizes frustrations, decreases anxiety, and avoids disagreements.  Understanding Behaviors will be the program topic on May 13, and on May 20, Safety at Home will provide useful information about how to create a suppotive and safe home environment for someone with dementia.

The program is open to family caregivers, no professionals please.  Reservations are requested and provides us with necessary information in the event a program is cancelled.  To make a reservation, please call 1-800-272-3900 or visit www.alz.org/MANh to reserve your spot.  Light refreshments will be served.

 

 

Barbara Farnsworth  781-741-1458  farnsworthb@hingham-ma.gov
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Wednesday May 7, 2014
School Committee Salary & Negotiations Subcommittee
4:45 PM

1.  4:00  Receive and review minutes from the meeting of 4/10/14 
 


2.  Adjourn to Executive Session for the purposes of:


     4:05   a. Discussing strategies with respect to Collective Bargaining with the HEA, Unit A


      4:30  b. Conducting Collective Bargaining negotiations with HEA, Unit A   


3.  6:30 Adjournment

Location: Superintendent's Office
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Cable TV Advisory Committee
7:30 PM
  1. Call to order
  2. Approval of minutes
  3. Review and discuss cable operating and capital accounts for FY 2014 and make preliminary projections for FY 2015.
  4. Approval of cost of running cable through conduit from new High School Fields to the High School, to be paid from cable capital funds.
  5. Discussion of options and needs for a new video server to serve all three PEG channels.
  6. Discuss capital needs for FY 2015 for Educational Channel and make recommendations.
  7. Discussion of whether changes need to be made in the renewal of the Supplemental Grant Agreement with H-CAM for the Education Channel.
  8. Adjourn
Location: Town Hall
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Thursday May 8, 2014
Attack on Manhattan
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Paul Lawton returns to the Hingham Senior Center bringing to life an untold tale of WWII involving two German brothers whose work nearly led to a catastophic attack on Manhattan.  Had the plot succeeded, a barrage of submarine-launched V-2 rockets could have resulted in destruction and casualties greater than September 11, 2001.  This program is being offered through the Senior Center's Lifelong Learning Program is open to the public, and registration with $5.00 payment can be made at the Senior Center, 224 Central Street, Hingham.

Barbara Farnsworth  781-741-1458  farnsworthb@hingham-ma.gov
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Historic Districts Commission
6:30 PM

6:30 P.M.  Call to Order  

The following are seeking a Certificate of Appropriateness:

6:30 P.M.  Kathy and Curt Morley, 50 Lincoln Street, located in the Lincoln Local Historic District, to install a fence.

6:45 P.M  Lizanne and Thomas Kindler, 48 Middle Street located in the Hingham Centre Local Historic District, for changes to previously approved landscape/hardscape plan.

7:15 P.M.  Andrew Williams and Nancy Faris, 77 Leavitt Street, located in the Hingham Centre Local Historic District to install new fencing.

7:40 P.M.  Kristina Sawyer and Nathan Coleman, 662 Main Street,  located in the Tower-Wilder Historic District, to construct a rear addition to the existing house.

Adjourn

Location: Town Hall
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Saturday May 17, 2014
HINGHAM’S HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

For a list of materials that are accepted please go to www.ssrcoop.info

Printable Flyer

 

Any questions, please call the DPW  781-741-1430  
Location: Plymouth River School, 200 High Street
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Sunday May 18, 2014
Edgar Allen Poe Walking Tour
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Join us as Paul Lewis, Boston College English Professor and Vice-President of the Poe Studies Association, takes us on a walking tour that explores Poe's connections to Boston from his birth in 1809 to his return in 1827 and his controversial appearance before the Boston Lyceum in 1845.  Locations visited will include the site of the Poe family residence, Edgar Allen Poe Square, the grave of Charles Sprague, the Frog Pond and King's Chapel Burying Ground.

This tour is being offered through Discovery - the Hingham Senior Center's Lifelong Learning Program.  Pre-registration with payment, $20,00, can be made at the Hingham Senior Center.  The tour will meet in Boston at  Poe Square, intersection of Boylston Street and Charles Street South, in fron of the Boloco Burrito Shop at 2 Park Place.  Car pools will be organized.

Hingham Senior Center  781-741-1458  farnsworthb@hingham-ma.gov
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Tuesday May 20, 2014
Not Just Fruits and Nuts- Still Life Painting through the Ages
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Artist Tony Pilla will trace the evolution of the Still Life as a major genre of visual arts.  With roots in the ancient world, we will see how artists from 5th Century Renaissance to 20th Century Modernism expressed their ideas.  Artists studied will include Caravaggio, Holbein, Cezanne and Picasso.  "Not Just Fruits and Nuts" is being offered through the Hingham Senior Center's Lifelong Learning Program and is open to the public.  Registration with $5.00 payment can be made at the Senior Center located at 224 Central Street, Hingham.

Hingham Senior Center  781-741-1458  farnsworthb@hingham-ma.gov
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Personnel Board
7:00 PM

7:00 Call to order

7:01 To adjourn to Executive Session (not to return to Open Session) for the purpose of negotiations with the Library staff (S.E.I U., Local 888, AFL-CIO)

Location: Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt Street
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Friday May 23, 2014
Climate Change: A Discussion
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Richard Cutler, Climate Reality Project, will review the basics of the "greenhouse effect" and the scientific method before launching into the complex subject of clmiate change, and what we can do to make a difference.  This program is being offered through the Hingham Senior Center's Liflelong Learning Program and registration with $5.00 payment can be made at the Senior Center, 224 Central Street, Hingham.

Hingham Senior Center  781-741-1458  farnsworthb@hingham-ma.gov
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Monday May 26, 2014
Memorial Day

Town Offices Closed

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Thursday June 5, 2014
Veterans' Council
7:30 PM

Agenda to Follow

Location: GAR Hall
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Sunday June 8, 2014
Pan-Mass Challenge South Shore-Hingham Kids Ride
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

It’s time get ready for the 8th Annual Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) South Shore Kids Ride on Sunday, June 8th from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at DCR Wompatuck State Park in Hingham. This event includes children from all local South Shore communities and unites them for a common cause:  beating cancer.

Pan Mass Challenge Kids Ride

Since the event was first held seven years ago, the South Shore riders have raised over $340,000! With over 480 registered riders last year, the South Shore Kids ride is the largest of the 34 PMC Kids Rides in the state.  The PMC South Shore Kids Ride is an outgrowth of the 190-mile two-day PMC adult ride from Sturbridge to Provincetown that was started 37 years ago. Since its inception, the PMC has contributed more than $384 million to the fight against cancer. All proceeds raised by both events go to the Jimmy Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. The Kids Ride’s fundraising goal this year is $75,000 with 500 kids!

Anyone interested in helping or more information on the PMC South Shore Kids Ride, please go to the website at kids.pmc.org/hingham or for additional information please contact Event Coordinators: Jackie Temple, Mary Kenyon or Lisa Patterson at pmchingham@comcast.net.

Registration is now open to volunteer or to register your child on the website. If you would like to donate raffle items, be a sponsor or underwrite a part of the event, please contact the event coordinators. Donations can be made on the website by clicking on the link "search for a rider or a team", or mailed to PMC Kids Ride, 77 Fourth Ave., Needham, MA  02494, and reference the PMC South Shore Kids Ride. Ride for a Cure.

Lisa Patterson  617-529-1192  pattersonlisa66@gmail.com
Location: Wompatuck State Park
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Friday July 4, 2014
Independence Day

Town Offices Closed

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Monday September 1, 2014
Labor Day

Town Offices Closed

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Monday October 13, 2014
Columbus Day

Town Offices Closed

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Tuesday November 11, 2014
Veterans Day

Town Offices Closed

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Thursday November 27, 2014
Thanksgiving Day

Town Offices Closed

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Thursday December 25, 2014
Christmas Day

Town Offices Closed

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