WEEK AHEAD: Internet safety speaker Jan. 26; softball clinic signups; hazard hearing tonight

See, all one needs to do is complain to finally get that long-awaited first snowfall.

Doesn’t the winter world look better with a fresh coating of powdery white snow? There was enough for some bravehearts to take their sleds down Strawberry Valley’s 2nd fairway on Monday. It won’t last long; temperatures are expected to jump back near 50. But for a moment, us snow lovers could enjoy it.

HEARING ON HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 17

The Town of Abington is working with the towns of Easton, East Bridgewater, and Stoughton to update their Hazard Mitigation Plans. This plan includes strategies to mitigate natural hazards, reduce vulnerability and risk, and increase climate resistance. Potential natural hazards in Abington include flooding, wind storms, and heavy snow storms.
A virtual public meeting will be held on Zoom on January 17 from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. Please see the link below to join the meeting.
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81341004415?pwd=S1BoWk5JTDFsNDliakJMU01rVjZ0UT09

Meeting ID: 813 4100 4415

Passcode: 450272

AEF SPONSORS KATIE GREER ON JANUARY 26

Katie Greer, a keynote speaker on internet safety, will speak at Abington High School on January 26. Students in grades 5-12 will hear her speak during the school day. She will address parents starting at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Abington Education Foundation and free to the public.

SOFTBALL CLINIC PLANNED FOR FEBRUARY VACATION

The Abington High School softball program is coordinating a “spring skills tuneup” for players in grades K-6 during February school vacation. The hour-long clinic will take place Wednesday, Feb. 22. Start time for K-2 is 9 a.m., and 10 a.m. for 3-6. The clinic is free, but parents are asked to make a $10 donation to the high school softball program.

TOWN MEETING WARRANT OPEN

Town Meeting is currently scheduled for April 3, at 7 p.m. Selectmen have already opened the warrant, meaning residents can propose articles for consideration during the meeting. So now’s the time to act on those lists of grievances many of you have.

NOMINATION PAPERS FOR TOWN ELECTIONS NOW AVAILABLE

Those interested in running for town office can also start collecting signatures. Nomination papers are available at the Town Clerk’s Office. Candidates need 50 signatures from registered Abington voters to make the ballot. Up for election this year are two seats on the Board of Selectmen, two seats on the School Committee, one seat on the Planning Board, one seat on the Board of Health, three seats on the Board of Library Commissioners, one seat on the Board of Assessors, one seat on the Board of Water Commissioners, and two seats on the Sewer Commission, as well as both the Town Clerk and Town Moderator.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…

The town’s Building Commissioner resigned last week after six months on the job. An interim has been named.

Abington won a $495k grant to help make the Washington Street corridor safer for walkers and cyclists. It’s part of a larger effort to connect some of the town’s popular recreational spots.


GREEN WAVE ATHLETICS

Off

Tuesday vs. TBD, 6:30 p.m., @ Wheaton College

Saturday vs. Duxbury, 3:40 p.m., @The Bog, Kingston

Saturday vs. Rockland, 7:50 p.m., @ Rockland Ice Rink

Varsity

Wednesday vs. Mashpee, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday vs. East Bridgewater, 6:30 p.m.

Junior Varsity

Wednesday vs. Mashpee, 5 p.m.

Friday vs. East Bridgewater, 5 p.m.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Varsity

Wednesday @ Mashpee, 6:30 p.m.

Friday @ East Bridgewater, 6:30 p.m.

Junior Varsity

Wednesday @ Mashpee, 5 p.m.

Friday @ East Bridgewater, 5 p.m.

Freshmen

Wednesday @ Mashpee, 3:30 p.m.

Friday @ East Bridgewater, 3:30 p.m.


MEETING SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

Abington/Rockland Joint Water Works, 3:30 p.m., 366 Centre Ave., Rockland. Agenda includes an executive session to discuss union contracts, and a public discussion about social media, a financial report, and report from the superintendent.

Fire Station/DPW Building Committee, 6 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes discussion about the board’s meeting with selectmen, as well as updates on the site, design, schedule, and budget.

Council on Aging, 6 p.m., Senior Center. Agenda includes an introduction with new member Ellen Delany and interim COA Director Amy Barrett, and a report from the director.

WEDNESDAY

Abington Housing Authority, 6 p.m., 71 Shaw Ave. Agenda includes a discussion about the lock out policy.

Park & Recreation Commission, 7 p.m., 350 Summer St. Agenda includes discussion about CPA projects, the new Beaver Brook Playground, and summer programming.

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