Tomorrow is Election Day.
The only reason you might not know that is because you’ve been buried under an avalanche of campaign mailers.
But the 2022 Election Cycle,. which began approximately 700 days ago, is finally at an end.
Abington voters can cast their ballots in person tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Beaver Brook Elementary School. BE IT KNOWN — there has been a small change to the voting location. Voting will take place in the school’s original gym, the one with the stage. It had been held in the school’s larger, second gym in recent years.
Voters should enter through the gym entrance, which is located to the left of the school’s main entrance. Kevin Tocci at Abington Community Access & Media has put together a helpful explainer.
Town Clerk Leanne Adams said there will be plenty of signs to direct voters, as well as poll workers to using the new Poll Pads to check them in. Adams said the new technology has proved to be “extremely efficient” as the team has checked in more than 750 early voters, and sent out more than 2,600 mail-in ballots.
Speaking of mail-in ballots, you have until Tuesday at 8 p.m. to bring them back to Town Hall. DO NOT bring them to the Beaver Brook, said Adams. If you misplaced your mail-in ballot, or decided you’d rather vote in person after requesting a mail-in ballot, come to the Beaver Brook, and election officials will take steps needed to count your in-person vote.
Offices up for election include governor, lieutenant governor, auditor, treasurer, secretary of the Commonwealth, state representative, state senator, county commissioner, and representative to Congress. There are also four ballot questions up for consideration.
Parking is available in the new lot on the old tennis courts. Campaign teams will have to remain 150 feet away from the gym entrance.
And a reminder — there is no school in Abington on Tuesday, Election Day.
VETERANS DAY EVENTS WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY
The town is hosting a Veterans Appreciation Celebration Wednesday starting at 11 a.m. at the Senior Center. The event features local non-profit and veteran outreach groups, a presentation by Abington students, and a lunch. Please RSVP by calling 781- 982-2145. In addition, the 69th annual Tri-Town Veterans Day Parade will take place Friday at 10 a.m. in Whitman. The parade starts near the old Regal Shoe Factory on South Avenue and proceeds up the road toward Whitman Center. It turns left onto Washington Street at the four-way stop, and then right onto School Street.
GREEN WAVE ATHLETICS TOURNAMENT UPDATE
Football – #7 Abington will again face #2 Rockland in this Round of 8 matchup Friday at 7 p.m. in Rockland. It’s the fourth time the two teams have played each other in the past 13 months. The Bulldogs swamped the Green Wave earlier this season, 34-7, and won last year’s Division 6 Super Bowl 23-13. Boston 25 News has chosen the game as its HIgh School Game of the Week, according to Shawn Reilly, the voice of the Green Wave. That means the rivalry will be in the regional spotlight later this week adding to the drama. Abington defeated East Bridgewater 24-6 last week to advance. Tickets for the game are available online only: $11.50 for adults and $6.25 for students/seniors.
Boys Soccer – #8 Abington is looking to avenge a 1-0 loss to #9 Cohasset earlier this year when the two teams clash Wednesday night. The Round of 16 game will start at 6 p.m. on the Green Wave’s pitch (Editor’s Note: We need a nickname for the turf field: The Narrows? The Deep? The Tidal Pool? The Breakers? The Shal-la-la-la-lows?) Abington plucked the Bellingham Blackhawks last week, 6-1. Here’s a compilation of the game’s best goals:
Girls Volleyball – #22 Abington lost of #11 Hamilton-Wenham last week in its Round of 32 game. The Green Wave had a 20-16 lead in the first game but couldn’t hold on. In the second game, Abington couldn’t solve the General’s serve, giving up eight aces. In Game 3 the Green Wave went toe-to-toe with the home team, even taking a 14-11 lead at one point but faded. The season ended on a ball that rolled along the top of the net and dropped on the Abington side.
Board of Health, 6 p.m. Town Hall. Agenda includes announcements from the Health Department, and a discussion and posisble vote on the permitting of funeral directors.
Planning Board, 6 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes discussion about the new awning project at Target, 1400 Bedford Street, MBTA zoning district changes, master plan goals, possible zoning bylaw changes.
Cultural Council, 7 p.m., Town Hall. Sole agenda item is a discussion about grants.
Conservation Commission, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes discussion about 402 Groveland Street, 0 Hancock Street, 833 Washington Street, 284 Oak Street, and 200 Myers Avenue.
Zoning Board of Appeals, 7 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes discussions about 339 Linwood Street, 259 Brockton Avenue, 57 Jamieson Street, 48 Lincoln Street, 9 Hunts Pond Lane,