Town of Hamilton

Substitute Bus Service to Be Available from Hamilton MBTA Station during Track Work This Summer

Substitute Bus Service to Be Available from Hamilton MBTA Station during Track Work This Summer

Every commuter rail station north of Boston – including Hamilton-Wenham station – will be served with substitute bus service later this summer during a construction project that will shut down train service for about a month, according to a recent message from the MBTA to Hamilton town leaders. The MBTA calls it “enhanced mitigation” for […]

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Free Bicycle Mechanics Workshop on Saturday Still Has Open Seats

Free Bicycle Mechanics Workshop on Saturday Still Has Open Seats

There are still open spots in the bicycle mechanics workshop on Saturday at the library. The open seats are in the 1:30 p.m. workshop on Saturday, June 24 at Hamilton-Wenham Public Library. The earlier session at 10:30 a.m. is full, according to Rebecca Shea, the adult service librarian. The workshop will be a great way […]

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Pool and Parking Lot to Be Closed Sunday for Fireworks Safety

Pool and Parking Lot to Be Closed Sunday for Fireworks Safety

The Veterans Memorial Pool at Patton Park will be closed on Sunday, June 25 during the Community Block Party and Two Town Patriotic Celebration. The pool is in the safety setback area required when the fireworks are being set up, according to Recreation Director Sean Timmons. Also, anyone headed to the event, which starts at […]

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Sprinkler Use Prohibited After Water Supply Conservation Vote

Sprinkler Use Prohibited After Water Supply Conservation Vote

The Hamilton Board of Selectmen have declared the town in a state of water supply conservation, meaning that outdoor sprinkler use is prohibited. The decision came in a vote at the Board of Selectmen meeting this week. Hand watering will still be allowed.   A complete copy of the decision is below: Pursuant to Chapter XXV, […]

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Patton Park Concerts Get Started on Father’s Day

Patton Park Concerts Get Started on Father’s Day

It is going to be a great summer of evening concerts at the Patton Park bandstand on Sundays, starting on Father’s Day, June 18. The Sundays in Patton Park concert series gets started with 73 Duster from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday. The concert is free and open to all. It is recommended that audience members […]

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Brown Water Caused by High Demand

Brown Water Caused by High Demand

The discolored water that some residents experienced on Thursday evening was likely due to the town water plant trying to meet higher demand, said Hamilton DPW Director Tim Olson. The higher demand means that the efficiency of the plant filter media decreases, which is what led to the voluntary water restrictions issued earlier this month, […]

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Firefighters Help Dry Out Playground in Time for Weekend

Firefighters Help Dry Out Playground in Time for Weekend

The Patton Park playground should be dry soon thanks to the work of several members of the Hamilton Fire Department in recent days. Fire Capt. Ray Brunet, firefighter Bob Wallace and firefighter Jared Dolan pumped out the excessive water in the park last Friday to help it dry out faster, according to Police Chief Russell […]

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Voluntary Water Restrictions in Place, Daytime Mechanical Watering Prohibited

Voluntary Water Restrictions in Place, Daytime Mechanical Watering Prohibited

Voluntary water restrictions are in place in Hamilton as the Hamilton Department of Public Works encourages public participation to help conserve water. There continues to be filtration issues at the Hamilton water treatment plant with the increasing demand, according to Hamilton DPW Director Tim Olson. That has led to the implementation of voluntary water restrictions […]

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Members Sought for New Longmeadow Study Committee

Members Sought for New Longmeadow Study Committee

A study committee that Town Meeting voters authorized to create in April is coming together and potential members can submit letters of interest now. The Longmeadow Study Committee will be comprised of Hamilton, Wenham and Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District officials and residents that will evaluate properties on Longmeadow Way in Hamilton, near the middle and […]

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Memorial Day Means Trash Pickup Delay This Week

Memorial Day Means Trash Pickup Delay This Week

Trash pickup will be delayed by a day this week because of Memorial Day. That means that because of Memorial Day this past Monday, trash, recycling and organics collection will start on Thursday, June 1 and run through Saturday, June 3 in Hamilton this week. If your usual pickup day is Wednesday it will instead […]

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Memorial Day Weekend Events Will Cause Minor Traffic Delays

Memorial Day Weekend Events Will Cause Minor Traffic Delays

Two events in Hamilton during the Memorial Day weekend – including a Memorial Day observance on Monday – could cause small interruptions to traffic flow. On Saturday, May 27, the Melody Miles road race starts at 10 a.m. A Hamilton police detail officer will help direct drivers and runners. Drivers should expect traffic delays along […]

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Two Town Fourth Event Has New Date

Two Town Fourth Event Has New Date

The Two Town Fourth event, scheduled for next month, has been bumped back by a day. Due to an event at the Myopia Schooling Fields on Saturday, June 24, Myopia Hunt Club notified the town of Hamilton that it could not hold fireworks that evening, as originally scheduled, because it spooks the horses. The Two […]

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Town’s Top Bond Rating Reaffirmed, Secures Low Interest Rates

Town’s Top Bond Rating Reaffirmed, Secures Low Interest Rates

The town’s bond rating has been reaffirmed as AAA by Standard and Poor’s. It is the highest rating possible. Each time a bond is issued by the town, its credit rating is reviewed and evaluated by Standard & Poor’s to determine if they will make adjustments, according to Town Manager Michael Lombardo. The reaffirmed AAA […]

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Reminder From Police: Hide Valuables in Vehicles at Trailheads

Reminder From Police: Hide Valuables in Vehicles at Trailheads

Hamilton police want to remind residents as summer approaches – and there’s more activity on local hiking trails – to take simple sense steps to prevent crime when parking at trailheads. There have been a few car break-ins already this spring at the Bradley Palmer State Park parking lot and the Appleton Farms Grass Rides […]

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Hamilton Police Chief Featured in Television PSA Promoting Saturday’s Drug Take Back Day

Hamilton Police Chief Featured in Television PSA Promoting Saturday’s Drug Take Back Day

Hamilton Police Chief Russell Stevens is featured in a public service announcement publicizing Saturday’s Drug Take Back Day. Hamilton police are working with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency to host the spring Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 29. The take back day will run 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hamilton Public […]

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Little League Parade to March Through Downtown Saturday Morning

Little League Parade to March Through Downtown Saturday Morning

Get ready – youth baseball players will be marching through the downtown this weekend as part of the Hamilton-Wenham Little League season-opening parade. It is planned for Saturday morning, April 29 at 9 a.m. and drivers in the area should expect short road closures and minor delays. The parade will start at Buker Elementary School […]

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Public Meetings Will Outline Plan for Commuter Rail Shutdown This Summer

Public Meetings Will Outline Plan for Commuter Rail Shutdown This Summer

Three public meetings have been scheduled on the North Shore during the next two weeks to explain a plan to interrupt service MBTA commuter rail service in Hamilton this summer in order to install Positive Train Control (PTC) systems and make repairs to the Beverly swing bridge. The work is planned along the Newburyport commuter […]

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Pool Memberships Now For Sale Online Too

Pool Memberships Now For Sale Online Too

Pool membership registrations are now being accepted online, according to Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Director Sean Timmons. Anyone who buys a membership online for the Veterans Memorial Pool at Patton Park will need to make arrangements to pick up the pool pass at the Recreation Department office. Pool passes will not be mailed. Pool memberships are only […]

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Sign Up for Emergency Alerts Via Phone, Text, Email and App

Sign Up for Emergency Alerts Via Phone, Text, Email and App

A new, more robust community notification system is being rolled out to Hamilton residents and businesses this week. Police Chief Russell Stevens told the Board of Selectmen this week that the town has licensed the CodeRED Community Notification System to help disseminate important or critical information to residents and businesses in town. The system uses […]

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