She loves to change her seasons. It’s Mother Earth’s routine.
Green to brown, brown to white, white back into green.
She changes clothes and puts on something clean.
The seasons are about to change in Abington. Foliage has hit its peak color and will soon fade to brownness. Halloween and the Fall flannels of October are about to be replaced by Thanksgiving, November, and the unrelenting march toward the holiday season. (Lowes already has its Christmas tree display up!)
Election season is also about to hit its crescendo. Election Day is next Tuesday but voters can cast their ballots early at Town Hall this week, Monday – Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on Friday. In the meantime, get ready for A LOT of political ads.
GREEN WAVE SPORTS READY FOR PLAYOFF RUNS
The fall season has wrapped up for most Green Wave sports teams, with football, boys soccer, and girls volleyball now gearing up for what will hopefully be long state tournament runs.
We know that the #7-ranked football team will host league rival East Bridgewater later this week in the Division 6 playoffs, with an exact date and time to be determined. The Green Wave defeated the Vikings 28-8 earlier this season.
The #22-ranked volleyball team will travel to Hamilton-Wenham Thursday for a first round game at 6:30 p.m. in the Division 4 tournament.
Details about the soccer team’s first round match – which should be in Abington – will also be announced soon.
SEEKING: NEW WATER COMMISSIONER
With the passing of longtime water commissioner Richard Muncey in September, the town needs a new representative to the Abington/Rockland Joint Water Works. Each town has three commissioners. Abington’s commissioners are currently Robert Twomey and Michael Egan. The Abington water commissioners and Board of Selectmen will meet at an upcoming meeting and vote on a person to serve until Town Elections. Anyone interested should contact Town Manager Scott Lambiase by Nov. 4.
ASSESSORS TALKING TAX RATES ON TUESDAY
The Board of Assessors at its meeting Tuesday is expected to recommend a new tax rate for the coming year. The rate is determined using a complex formula based on last year’s tax revenues, growth in the tax base, changes in valuations to townwide commercial, residential, industrial and personal property, among other factors. The current tax rate is $15.22 per thousand of valuation. With home prices still skyhigh, the tax rate will likely decrease again, but be offset by rising residential property values. Last year the average residential property tax bill increased about $400 next year while the average commercial property tax decreased by about $1,600.
Here’s a list of Municipal meetings (October 24 – 27) links. These programs were produced by the staff of Abington Community Access & Media Inc.
Board of Selectmen (10/24)
Conservation Commission (10/25)
School Committee (10/25)
Affordable Housing Trust (10/25)
Charter Review (10/26)
GREEN WAVE ATHLETICS
TBD – East Bridgewater @ Abington (D6 playoff game)
Stayed Tuned for Tournament Games
Monday, Oct 31 – vs Sandwich 4:00pm
Monday, Oct 31 – vs Sandwich 4:00pm (JV)
Stayed Tuned for Tournament Games
Abington/Rockland Joint Water Works, 3:30 p.m., 366 Centre Ave. Agenda includes discussion about upcoming projects, comments from the public, and the commissioners forum.
Community Preservation Committee, 7 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes open discussion on future projects.
Board of Assessors, 11 a.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes a discussion about FY23 tax classifications