VIGIL THURSDAY FOR ELIJAH LEWIS
The town will hold a vigil Thursday for Elijah Lewis, the 5-year-old NH boy whose body was found in the woods off Chestnut Street. It will take place starting at 6:30 p.m., at the Nisby Bandstand located at the Millennium Memorial Complex. Investigators have not yet said how Lewis wound up in Abington, or how he died. Scheduled speakers at the vigil include Selectmen Chairman Kevin DiMarzio, the Rev. Dr. Kristy Colburn, state Rep. Alyson Sullivan, Police Chief David Del Papa, and others.
COMPOST SITE ACCEPTING BRANCHES
With Abington yards littered with down branches from last week’s powerful Nor’Easter, the town compost site will aid with the clean up. Residents can bring cut up tree branches this Saturday only from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Health Department asked that branches “are cut to a manageable size.” Also, “compost site volunteers are not available to assist with unloading.”
GREEN WAVE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF FRIDAY NIGHT
It’s November so it must be Green Wave football playoff time. Abington will play this Friday night against the St. Paul Knights of Worcester at Memorial Field. Kickoff is 7 p.m. Tickets are available only via the GoFan app or through www.gofan.co and prices are $6.25 for students and $11.50 for adults. [The e-ticket requirement and ticket prices are set by the MIAA.]
GREEN WAVE VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFF GAME FRIDAY
The Green Wave Volleyball team has also qualified for the state tournament. The squad is ranked #26 and will travel to Arlington Catholic Friday at 4 p.m. The full bracket is available here: https://t.co/lOFqmYueXz
GREEN WAVE BOYS SOCCER PLAYOFF GAME THURSDAY
The Green Wave boys soccer team is also playoff-bound. The team is ranked #29 and will host Sturgis East Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
EXPANDED HOURS APPROVED FOR BUDS
Cannabis aficionados will soon have more time to purchase their provisions at Bud’s Goods & Provisions. The Planning Board on Monday unanimously approved a request to extend the stores hours to 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Ben Nadolny, Bud’s vice president of operations, said the shop – which was previously limited to 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. – said the request was based on feedback from customers and sales patterns. Nadolny said because the shop is located on Route 18, which is a busy commuter route, customers have asked about opening up earlier in the day. He said the store won’t necessarily be open the expanded hours 365 days a year, but it gives the store seasonal flexibility. The Planning Board approved the request with the condition that it would reconsider the decision if it receives word from police or other regulators that the new hours are proving problematic.