Its another scorch-ah out there today, so be careful.
Drink lots of water. Stay out of the midday sun, if you can. Wear sunblock.
The Town of Abington is again opening the Senior Center as a cooling station, particularly for seniors who need to get out of their too-warm homes. The facility will be open Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Residents are asked to check in on their elderly neighbors or anyone else vulnerable to the heat.
BASEBALL PLAYS MONDAY IN SECTIONAL FINALS; STRONG SPRING SPORTS SEASON CONTINUES
The Abington High School varsity baseball team plays in the Division 4 South finals today at 5 p.m. The Green Wave will play host to the Skippers of Cohasset.
By any measure, the AHS spring athletic program has had a very strong season.
The girls track, baseball, and softball teams each won the South Shore League Tobin Division. The girls tennis team finished second in the division and even won a first- round league tournament match.
The softball team made it to the D3 South semifinals before finally losing 5-3 to Case.
And led by sprinter Maria Wood, the Abington girls track & field team won the South Shore League Title, followed up by a 4th place finish in the Division 2 South championships. Wood, a junior, finished 6th in the 200m this past weekend at the All-State meet, and 4th in the 100m. Senior captain Elizabeth Roy was also chosen to compete in the All-State meet in the 100m.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT’S WRIGHT RECOGNIZED
Abington Public Health Nurse Lindsay Wright is being recognized as a 2021 Commonwealth Heroine by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women. Wright was nominated by state Rep. Alyson Sullivan based on her efforts the past year coordinating multiple highly successful vaccine clinics, managing the town’s contact tracing program, and coordinating vaccines for home-bound seniors. “Her leadership, dedication and drive has been nothing short of heroic,” Rep. Sullivan wrote in a post announcing the award. Rep. Sullivan will make a presentation to Wright at tonight’s Board of Selectmen meeting.
SCHOOL BUS SIGNUPS DUE JULY 1
The deadline to sign up your students to ride the school bus this fall is July 1. Riding the bus is free for students who live more than 2 miles from their school; it’s $225 for a student within two miles, with a family cap of $510. Applications that come in after July 1 will be dependent on space and availability.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
Board of Selectmen, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes committee and board appointments, updates from DPW Director John Stone and Veterans Agent Adam Gunn, a public hearing on a commercial business license at 761 Bedford Street, an update from ACAM, and a discussion on the upcoming land auction.
Conservation Commission, 7 p.m., Town Hall. The agenda includes projects impacting Cleveland Pond, 116 Lady Slipper Lane, and Dorsey Street at Chamberlain Street, and a discussion on wetland setbacks.