A $500,000 renovation of the Marshfield skate park is complete.
A $500,000 renovation of the Marshfield skate park is complete.
Quincy plans to offer regular guided walking tours to some of the historic sites in that area.
At the urging of its chairman, the Canton School Committee may soon vote to oppose a likely state ballot question that would legalize marijuana for recreational use.
Avon’s selectmen have called a Special Town Meeting for June 28 to authorize spending just shy of $642,000 for items approved, but not funded, at last year’s Annual Town Meeting.
The town of Marshfield has begun mapping its shellfish beds to provide shellfishers with an accurate guide that shows open and closed areas, as well as places that close temporarily for shellfish seeding.
West Bridgewater plans to create a municipal energy aggregation program as a way of helping residents and businesses save on their electric bills.
The town is switching to an automated collection system in which trash and recyclables deposited in separate wheeled containers will be picked up by trucks with mechanical arms.
Norwell will get an estimated $550,000 to $1.3 million over five years if a medical marijuana company gets state permission to open a dispensary in the town, according to an agreement.
Hingham’s school superintendent, Dorothy Galo, was among several women south of Boston honored this year with the Unsung Heroine Award from the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.
The congregation and its board of directors recently decided to sell the property at 871 North Main St.
Five years after buying the Emery Estate for $1.9 million, the town is applying for a $400,000 state grant to help pay for improvements to the 24-acre grounds of the secluded hilltop site overlooking Boston Harbor.
By a vote of 2,063 to 968, residents agreed to a debt exclusion, or temporary tax increase, to fund the $6.5 million second phase of a town road-improvement program.
The town’s bond rating is up to a AAA -- the highest one issued by the Standard and Poors rating agency -- immediately saving taxpayers money.
The Board of Selectmen recently appointed Sergeant Detective Scott Allen to serve as the town’s next police chief effective July 1, subject to reaching contract terms.
More restrictions for humans are being put in place at Duxbury Beach during the nesting and hatching season for piping plovers and least terns.
The town’s Board of Health has tabled its proposal indefinitely after it drew heated opposition in the town.
Selectmen in Halifax are considering switching the dispatch of emergency responders from a town-based center to a regional one situated in Duxbury.
Shellfishing season in Marshfield could be extended by three months, not this year, but in the coming years.
Milton’s deputy police chief, John King, will become the new chief of the department on July 1, the town administrator has announced.
The Quincy event will be held from 2 p.m. on June 25 through 6 a.m. on June 26 at Pageant Field on Vietnam Veterans Drive.
The election result in Hull remained the same after an official recount, with John Reilly Jr. still defeating fellow incumbent John Brannan for a seat on the Board of Selectmen, although by one fewer vote.
Selectmen in Easton are inviting the public to their June 27 meeting to hear more about a proposed medical marijuana facility in the Easton Industrial Park.
Cohasset High School’s class of 2016, which graduated last weekend under the tent at the South Shore Music Circus, was one of the largest in school history, with 112 members.
Voters in Walpole have returned an incumbent and a former member to the Board of Selectmen in a three-way race for two seats on the board.
The town of Sharon has issued an eviction notice to The Bilingual Montessori School of Sharon for nonpayment of rent.
The solar panels are back on Milton’s town hall -- after an absence of more than a year -- and should be producing electricity again in about a month.
As part of an effort to enhance Marshfield’s hiking trails and make them more user-friendly, a consultant working on a comprehensive trails plan will present a draft to the public on Wednesday.
In the early voting for the “Mayor of Randolph,” a turkey led the way.
A number of Hingham residents are planning this month to present the Board of Selectmen with a petition calling for Paul Gannon to be named chairman, saying tradition was ignored.
The tax-limit override would have raised property taxes to pay for more than 30 new School Department positions and increased spending in other municipal departments.
Voters resoundingly approved a temporary tax increase that will allow the proposed construction of a new high school to move forward.
The debt exclusion, if passed, would pay the town’s $71.28 million share of the overall $123.54 million project.
More than 150 endangered turtles raised in captivity were recently released into the wild in Hanson by state environmental officials.
Cheering broke out in the Town Council chambers as the body agreed May 23 to borrow the money to build the center.
New England Ice Cream Corp. is relocating from Taunton.
John Brannan is getting a recount and a chance to get back on the board.
William Ralph, the town’s former assistant finance director, says he was fired in retaliation for reporting and refusing to participate in accounting irregularities.
The latest developer of the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station is asking that land be rezoned to accommodate mixed-use development.
Rochester’s first female town administrator, Suzanne Szyndlar, recently accepted the position after hesitating to move into management from her job as town accountant.
Red Sox General Manager Mike Hazen, a 1994 graduate of Abington High School, will return to his alma mater Thursday, June 2, to speak to seniors at their awards night.
Hanson and Whitman both rejected proposed tax increases that would have boosted spending on their regional schools by a combined $3 million, in separate ballot votes May 21.
Gate Residential recently announced that it had signed a lease agreement with the owners of KKatie’s Burger Bar to open one of its restaurants at West of Chestnut, the planned residential and commercial project in Quincy Center.
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A recent survey on whether to change start times for schools in the Silver Lake Regional School District has generated a huge response of strongly divided opinions, prompting district officials to opt to sleep on the matter.
A Sharon selectman who faced a reelection challenge from an opponent of the Spectra Energy natural gas pipeline won a return to office in the town election.
Voters in Mattapoisett agreed to raise taxes for road improvements and selected Patrick J. LeClair and Rachel Westgate to fill two seats on the School Committee in their annual town election.
Turnout was a “disappointing just under 16 percent” in the May 21 Scituate town election despite three contested races – two for selectmen and one for School Committee, according to Town Clerk Kathleen Curran.
The street hockey rink adjacent to Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield will be completely rebuilt, perhaps by Columbus Day.
Solar panels will be going up on the roofs of the Easton Middle School and Oliver Ames High School in June, and should begin generating electricity before students return in the fall.
The new policy was championed by parents whose son, Jonathan Jankord, committed suicide in 2012 when he was a freshman at the school.
People turned in 16 guns — including one machine gun — in what the mayor’s office is calling a very successful gun buyback.
Rochester is looking for a new town administrator to fill the position Michael McCue vacated earlier this month.
Voters in Cohasset reelected Steve Gaumer to a second three-year term on the Board of Selectmen and also elected John E. Keniley to fill a selectman seat vacated last October.
A crowded Dedham Town Meeting voted 189 to 44 Monday to tear down the old Dexter School and build a new Early Childhood Education Center on the High Street site.
Voters in Marion chose Stephen C. Gonsalves for an open seat on the Board of Selectmen and approved a temporary tax increase at their annual town election on May 13.
Although defeated in his bid for reelection to Mansfield’s Board of Selectmen May 10, Olivier E. Kozlowski said he plans to keep his hand in town matters.
Hingham is appealing a judge’s decision putting a price tag on the Aquarion Water Co. at more than $88.5 million, substantially higher than what the town wants to pay for it.
A well-known figure in Marshfield, Town Moderator Jim Fitzgerald, was elected selectman May 10 in an uncontested race, after Selectman Matthew McDonough decided not to seek reelection.
Incumbent Anthony F. Provenzano Jr. and Shelagh M. Joyce outpaced three others in the race for two Board of Selectmen seats in Plymouth’s May 14 annual town election.
Matthew Furlong, a 21-year-old first-time political candidate, earned a seat on the Pembroke Board of Selectmen when he upset incumbent Michelle L. Burt in Pembroke’s May 14 annual town election.
Easton Town Meeting has approved an $80.8 million budget, contingent on voters approving a $4.4 million Proposition 2 ½ override in June.
Work on a 66-unit condominium complex on Old Post Road in Sharon was temporarily shut down in April after workers felled more than 30 trees they should not have, destroying a buffer with neighboring properties.
Voters in Norwell have rejected a proposal to override the tax limits of Proposition 2 1/2 to spend $1.4 million on a sidewalk for Main Street.
Full-day kindergarten will be free in Hull’s public schools starting next school year.
Foxborough Town Meeting voted on May 9 to ask the Legislature for permission to award nine more liquor licenses in three specific areas of town.
Voters in Hanson and Whitman will consider raising taxes Saturday, May 21, to boost support for their regional school district.
The project is expected to bring in an estimated $1 million in annual tax revenue and generate 1,000 jobs.
John C. Tuzik claimed an open seat on the Hanover Board of Selectmen when he defeated Emmanuel J. Dockter at the annual town election on May 7.
The Canton Board of Selectmen is offering the town administrator’s job to Charles Aspinwall, the current town administrator in Millis.
Stoughton voters next month will consider raising taxes to pay for the construction of a proposed new high school.
Randolph Town Manager David C. Murphy on Monday unveiled the final proposal for the $11.3 million intergenerational center to be built off Pleasant Street.
Abington has become one of the latest communities to adopt the state Community Preservation Act, after voters recently approved it by a margin of fewer than 200 votes.
The tax break was possible in large part because of increased tax revenue from the massive University Station development, officials said.
Town Manager Philip Lemnios and actual construction of the project depends on voters’ passage of a larger debt exclusion of about $5.3 million Tuesday, May 10.
A $2.9 million increase in the school budget will also pay for additional special education teachers.
Elizabeth Dichiara is challenging incumbent selectman William Heitin, who also opposes the pipeline, in the May 17 town election.
The town is conducting a community survey, with responses due by May 25.
James J. DeVellis won re-election but John R. Gray Jr., did not.
The proposed meals tax increase would raise an estimated $70,000 annually, officials said.
Voters rejected a call to cut the school budget by almost $200,000.
A proposed $24.6 million fiscal 2017 operating budget tops the agenda.