WEEK AHEAD: Town Elections are Saturday; parks, council on aging, housing, health boards meet

We’ll keep this short and sweet considering how many of you are likely reading this with Mickey ears on while eating a giant turkey leg…


The Annual Town Elections are THIS Saturday, April 24. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., at Beaver Brook Elementary School. For goodness sakes, please go vote. Turnout the last couple years has been under a paltry 15 percent. Yuck.

As we said during Monday night’s candidates forums, local government has an incredible impact on our every day lives. Local officials are in charge of our schools, police, fire, library, senior center, roads, parks, even business licensing. Local elections are worthy of your time and energy. So please… go… vote.

Anyone unable to make it to the polls Saturday can vote early until Friday via the Town Clerk’s Office.


There’s plenty of info around on the candidates involved in the two contested elections.

Firstly, Abington Community Access & Media and Abington News co-presented a candidates forum Monday night. Here’s a link to the Board of Selectmen forum… and here’s a link to the Board of Health forum.

Secondly, Abington News has also done four questions of the week.

Here’s the Board of Selectmen questions:

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Here’s the Board of Health questions:

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Thirdly and finally, ACAM Executive Director Kevin Tocci conducted Community Chat interviews with each of the candidates.

Board of Selectmen

Tim Chapin

Alex Hagerty

Christine Henrickson

Board of Health

Melissa Pond

Chris Schultz

Kevin Whalen


Summer is two months away and the Parks & Rec Committee is finalizing plans for a fun Island Grove season. The board is meeting tonight with top lifeguards to set policy for the Island Grove Pool. They also will be asking Abington Police to conduct extra evening patrols of the Grove during the warm months.



Council on Aging, 7 p.m., senior center. Agenda includes a report from the director.

Board of Health, 7 p.m., town hall. Agenda includes an update on COVID-19 and vaccinations.

Parks & Recreation, 7 p.m., senior center. Agenda includes discussions around summer programs.


Housing Authority, 6 p.m., via Zoom. Agenda includes a review of financial comparatives, and the report from the CEO.

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