Assistant Sports Editor

Gregory Lang

Lang is an assistant sports editor. Among his responsibilities are the Sunday sports section and the department’s use of new technology.

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Abington

O’Neill looks to keep seat

By Jean Lang , Globe Correspondent

Leslie O’Neill said she is hoping to hang onto an Abington School Committee seat to which she was appointed last month. O’Neill said in an e-mail that she plans to run in the April 25 election to get elected to the seat she was named to Jan. 12 by selectmen and School Committee members to finish out the term left vacant by Jonathan Mihal, who moved out of state. O’Neill, who works as a cake decorator, served as a co-chairwoman of the Beaver Brook Elementary School parent teacher organization and volunteers in the art room for the first and second grades. She and her husband have three children in the school. She also volunteers as religious education instructor for St. Bridget Church. Candidate nomination papers are due back March 9.

Hingham

Hingham asks residents for input on proposals before Town Meeting

By Jean Lang , Globe Correspondent

Hingham residents are being asked to share their input on a number of proposals slated for the April 27 Town Meeting, including one that would make it easier for an elderly family member, or perhaps an au pair or nurse, to live on a property apart from the primary residence. There is currently no such provision, and homeowners have had to convert to two-family residences in some cases, said Mary Savage-Dunham, the town’s director of community planning. She said the Planning Board on Monday opened the public hearings on a number of topics and set dates for further discussions. The dates and topics are Monday at 7 p.m, building height exceptions, and 7:45 p.m., special permit parking determinations; Jan. 21 at 7 p.m., the accessory dwelling units proposal, and 8:30 p.m., changes to nonconforming accessory structures; Jan. 26 at 7 p.m., multi-unit housing modifications, and 8 p.m., commercial building setback requirements; Feb. 2 at 8:30 p.m., uniformity amendments designed to make the bylaws more consistent in their treatment of properties, and 9:30 p.m., the assessment of the completeness of multi-unit developments; Feb. 3 at 7:45 p.m., personal wireless services, and at the end of the meeting, housing and accessory buildings. All hearings will be held in Town Hall.

Abington

Summer concert series starts Sunday

By Jean Lang , Globe Correspondent

The ninth season of free summertime concerts at the Catherine and Joseph Nisby Bandstand kicks off Sunday at 6 p.m. with Dalton & the Sheriffs, sponsored by the Abington Firefighters Union Local 2080. Brian Scully of Abington heads the band and writes some of its music. One of the firefighters discovered the band at the House of Blues when he went to see another band perform, according to organizers. The concerts are every Sunday through Aug. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m., in addition to one Wednesday, July 17, at 7 p.m., featuring the Abington Community Band with the Abington Town Choir. The bandstand is next to the public library. In the case of rain, concerts will be held in the Abington Senior Center, 441 Summer St.

Deutsche Bank Championship

Once-scorned long putter now the choice of champs

By Michael Whitmer , Globe Staff

If golf consumers base their equipment purchases on what’s in the hands of the PGA Tour’s best players, expect long putters to fly off store shelves.

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Once-scorned long putter now the choice of champs

By Michael Whitmer , Globe Staff