Let’s use the old TV Guide Cheers and Jeers method to start this off:
CHEERS: To all those candidates who were successful in their election or re-election bids on Saturday. The work for some starts tonight with Rick Shepherd sitting on his first Planning Board meeting in 20 years. Thank you all for raising your hand and being willing to sacrifice time at home with family and friends in order to make Abington a better place.
CHEERS: To everyone who ran and wasn’t successful. As a two-time loser I get the sting. But a healthy democracy allows voters to choose between candidates and we don’t have enough contested races. So please stay involved in some way.
JEERS: To most of the 90% of registered voters who didn’t vote. I’ll give some slack to those who had emergencies they couldn’t plan for, or transportation challenges. But having less than 900 people out of 10,000 registered voters come our to vote is really sad. Polls were open for 10 hours on Saturday. Absentee ballots were available days ahead of time. Even a 25% turnout would have been somewhat respectable. Bottom line: if you don’t participate, you can’t complain.
CHEERS: To Town Clerk Leanne Adams and all the poll workers who make voting in Town Elections such a smooth, easy process.
HS BLACKOUT CANCER WEEK FUNDRAISER THIS WEEK
The high school’s annual Blackout Cancer Week this week. T-shirts are being sold during lunch periods for $20. And on Friday, students are encouraged to wear black to school for Blackout Cancer Day.
Updates will be available throughout the week by checking ahs_athletics2022 on Instagram and abingtonAD on Twitter
ACAM MEETING & EVENT COVERAGE
Municipal meetings (April 25-28) and video coverage links produced and provided by Abington Community Access & Media.”
Board of Health April 25 Meeting
Board of Selectmen April 25 Meeting
Conservation Commission April 26 meeting
School Committee April 26 meeting
Zoning Board of Appeals April 28 meeting
AHS Junior Prom – Grand March, April 29
GREEN WAVE ATHLETICS SCHEDULE
Tuesday, 4:00pm, @ Hull
Thursday, 4:30pm, vs Mashpee
Friday, 4:00pm vs Spellman
Tuesday, 4:00pm vs Middleborough
Thursday, 4:30pm vs Mashpee
Friday, 4:00pm vs Cohasset
Monday, 4:30pm @ Whitman-Hanson
Tuesday, 4:00pm vs Middleborough
Friday, 4:000m @ Hingham
Tuesday, 4:00pm, vs Hull
Thursday, 5:00pm, @Mashpee
Friday, 4:00pm, @Walpole
Monday, 3:15pm, vs Mashpee
Friday, 3:30pm, vs Whitman-Hanson
Saturday, 10:30am, @ N. Quincy
Monday, 4:45pm, vs Mashpee
Friday, 5:00pm, vs Southeastern VoTech
Friday, 6:30pm, vs SSVT
Saturday, 9:00am @ N. Quincy
Monday, 3:45pm, @ Mashpee
Tuesday, 4:30pm @ Tri-County VoTech
Thursday, 4:00pm vs Tri-County VoTech
Saturday, 12:00pm @ N. Quincy
Monday, 5:15pm @ Mashpee (JV)
Saturday, 1:30pm @ N. Quincy (JV)
Thursday, 4:00pm @ Mashpee
Friday, 4:20pm vs Mashpee
Tuesday, 4:00pm, TBA
Wednesday, 4:00pm, v Newton
Thursday, 4:00pm, TBA
Monday, 4:00pm, vs CATS Academy Boston (JV)
Wednesday, 4:00pm, vs Rockland
Saturday, 3:00pm, @ E. Bridgewater
(Compiled by Charlotte Hernandez. For the most up-to-date games and scores, please check Arbiter Live Sports)
Planning Board, 6 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes board reoganization, a discussion on the multi-family zoning district law, and 678 Adams Street
Abington & Rockland Joint Water Works Board, 3:30 p.m., 366 Centre Ave., Rockland. Agenda includes board reorganization, a report from the superintendent, comments from the public, and a commissioners’ forum.
Summer Concerts Committee, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes financial reports, discussion of the 2022 concert season, CPA funding for projects.
Park & Recreation Commission Meeting, 7 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes discussion around the Island Grove Pool, Eager Beaver Summer Camp program, and other summer programs, and an update on Founder’s Day Weekend events