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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Sustainable Budget Task Force Feedback

Prior to the pandemic, Town departments were seeing an increased demand for services that were difficult to address with available revenue. In response, the Town began developing a long-term financial management plan to identify new sources of revenue, as...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Town of Hingham Municipal Mask Policy

Town of Hingham MUNICIPAL FACILITIES COVID-19 MASK POLICY 

Effective September 7, 2021 All individuals age 2 and over, regardless of vaccination status, are REQUIRED to wear a mask covering the nose and mouth when indoors in municipal fac...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

CPC Public Information Session Aug 25th

Community Preservation Committee

Public Information Session

August 25

How are your CPC tax dollars being spent?

One and a half cents out of every dollar you pay in real estate taxes goes to Hingham’s Community Preservation Fund. It adds up. Last yea...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Inside Town Finances - Volume 15: Overrides and Debt Exclusions

Volume 15 of “Inside Town Finances” is now available on the Board of Selectmen website.  This final edition explains the difference between an override and a debt exclusion and explores the tax impact of each.

Volume 15 - Overr...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Inside Town Finances - Volume 14: Real Estate Assessments

Volume 14 of “Inside Town Finances” is now available on the Board of Selectmen website.  This issue explains the role of the Assessor’s Office and how real estate assessments are determined.    

Volu...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Inside Town Finances - Volume 13: Capital Improvements

Volume 13 of “Inside Town Finances” is now available on the Board of Selectmen website.  This issue explains how the Town budgets and plans for capital improvements according to our Financial Policy to ensure we are taking pro...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Update on Reopening of Municipal Facilities

As part of the next step in our municipal reopening process, Town Hall and the Senior Center will return to full in-person staffing on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.  We anticipate reopening the building to the public on an appointment-only basis at a la...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Inside Town Finances - Volume 12

Volume 12 of “Inside Town Finances” is now available on the Board of Selectmen website.  This issue provides an overview of the Town’s pension and other post-employment benefits (OPEB) liabilities.

Volume 12 - Long Te...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Inside Town Finances - Volume 11

Volume 11 of “Inside Town Finances” is now available on the Board of Selectmen website.  This issue explains why the Town’s AAA bond rating is so important and what factors impact our credit worthiness.

Volume 11 - Hi...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

New Hours for COVID-19 Testing Site at 308 Cushing Street

In December 2020, the Town partnered with mPathy LLC to open a COVID-19 testing site at 308 Cushing Street.  This site has played an important role in meeting a community need.  As the demand for COVID-19 tests has started to diminish ov...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Inside Town Finances - Volume 10

Volume 10 of “Inside Town Finances” is now available on the Board of Selectmen website.  This issue provides an overview of the Town’s enterprise funds and the business-like services that they support.  &...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Inside Town Finances - Volume 9

The next edition of Inside Town Finances is now available on the Board of Selectmen website.  Volume 9 explains how the Town uses the Five-Year Forecast as an important tool to inform the annual budget process, financial goal setting, and personn...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Inside Town Finances - Volume 8

Volume 8 of the Board of Selectmen series “Inside Town Finances” in now available on the Town website.  This edition looks at the different categories of municipal expenses, including General Government, Public Safety, Public ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Town of Hingham Update on Reopening Guidelines

Town of Hingham Update on Reopening Guidelines

State Moves Into Step 2 of Phase III Today, Is Scheduled to Move to Phase IV March 22

HINGHAM -- The Town of Hingham would like to share the latest information regarding the state’s reopening plan and...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Inside Town Finances - Volume 7

The latest edition of the Board of Selectmen series “Inside Town Finances” is now available on the Town website.  Volume 7 groups Town expenses into three main categories – municipal services, education services, and...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Inside Town Finances - Volume 6

Volume 6 of the Board of Selectmen series “Inside Town Finances” is now available on the Town website. Learn how Fund Balance (also known as Free Cash or Available Reserves) is calculated and how it can be used according to the Town&am...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Inside Town Finances V5

Volume 5 of the Board of Selectmen series “Inside Town Finances” is now available on the Town website.  Volume 5 delves into operating overrides and debt exclusions to explore how voter-authorized tax increases impact property...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Town of Hingham Holds First COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for People Age 75 and Over

HINGHAM — The Town of Hingham is pleased to report that the Town officially began administering the COVID-19 vaccine to individuals age 75 and over who live and work in town yesterday.The Town vaccinated 160 people as part of a clinic held Thursday, Feb. ...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Inside Town Finances: Volume 4

75% of Hingham’s revenue comes from property taxes, which are paid quarterly.  Check out Volume 4 of Inside Town Finances on the Board of Selectmen website to learn how the Town calculates your property tax bill.

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

Inside Town Finances - Volume 3

The third volume of “Inside Town Finances” is now available on the Board of Selectmen website. Volume 3 outlines how excluded debt works and explains how the Town uses these temporary tax increases to finance large school and municipa...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

Hingham Planning for Phase 2 Vaccine Distribution

Earlier this week, the Baker-Polito Administration announced updates to Phase Two of the state’s vaccine distribution plan, which will begin on Monday 2/1.  Individuals 75 years or older will be the first priority group in Phase 2; indi...

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Posted on: January 23, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Update - Call for Phase 1 Individuals

Governor Baker announced that the remainder of individuals listed as part of Phase 1 of the state's vaccination distribution plan are immediately eligible to receive the vaccine.

 The Hingham Health Department is in the process of plannin...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Inside Town Finances: Volume 2

The next installment of “Inside Town Finances” is now available. Take a deeper dive into Town revenue by learning about Local Receipts, which make up about 10% of our total revenue and include motor vehicle excise tax, ambulance revenue, investment income

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Site to Open in Hingham

December 4, 2020 – Last night, the Hingham Board of Selectmen announced that the Town is partnering with mPathy LLC to establish a COVID-19 testing site in Hingham.  The site will be located at the former Hingham Light Plant at 308 Cush...

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Weekly COVID Status Dashboard

The Hingham Health Department will be posting weekly COVID-19 data from the MA Department of Public Health and Hingham Public Schools in a new dashboard on the Town website.  The dashboard will be updated every Friday.  All cases are lab...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

October 22, 2020 COVID-19 Update

As of this afternoon, Hingham has entered our second week in the state’s “red” COVID-19 category.  DPH is reporting 395 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hingham, with an average daily case rate over the last 14 days of 11...

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