News Flash

Posted on: December 7, 2022

Regional Social Worker Available to Residents Needing Assistance

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Stephanie Saunders,  LICSW, Regional Social Worker for Hingham, Cohasset and Scituate will be available for residents needing assistance. She can assist residents with advisory work and case management in providing resource and referral informati...

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Posted on: December 7, 2022

Town of Hingham Launches Wellness Wednesday to Promote Local Wellness Initiatives and Events

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We are introducing Wellness Wednesday, a monthly update that will be distributed with the goal of providing resources for residents seeking mental health and wellness-related assistance.

A new Wellness Wednesday newsletter will be published on the first We...

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Posted on: December 5, 2022

Draft of Hingham's Climate Action Plan

CAPC Initial Draft Announcement

The Climate Action Planning Committee is pleased to announce that an initial draft of Hingham's Climate Action Plan (PDF) is now available for residents to review on the CAPC's webpage. We welcome all comments at our next public engageme...

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Posted on: December 5, 2022

Protect yourself, your family, and your community from COVID-19

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As Covid cases often increase following a holiday, the Hingham Health Department would like to share these Covid-19 safety precautions and prevention tips. Have a safe, healthy holiday!

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Posted on: December 5, 2022

Protect yourself, your family, and your community from COVID-19

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As Covid cases often increase following a holiday, the Hingham Health Department would like to share these Covid-19 safety precautions and prevention tips. Have a safe, healthy holiday!

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Climate Action Planning Committee - Upcoming Public Engagement Session

CAPC Public Information Session

Hingham's Climate Action Plan is entering its final stages of development. The Climate Action Planning Committee cordially invites residents to share their reactions to the plan's outline. Your feedback is crucial as we enter the final s...

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

A Statement From the Town of Hingham on Today's Incident at Derby Street Shops

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At 10:45 a.m. this morning, a motor vehicle crashed through the window of the Apple Store at the Derby Street Shops. Numerous injuries have been reported, including one death.

The Town expresses its deepest condolences and support to those affected by this...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Letter of Appreciation to All Residents

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Hingham Police Chief David Jones and Hingham Fire Chief Steve Murphy would like to share a letter of appreciation to all residents who participated in Special Town Meeting and State election.

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

South Shore Country Club Pool Update

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This is to update the Town on the pool project at the South Shore Country Club.  On September 7th the Town received an appeal of the two permits issued for the project by the Town’s Planning Board.  The Planning Board’s permits were appe...

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Approval of New Elementary School, Public Safety Facility Projects

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Town Administrator Tom Mayo is pleased to announce that the Town of Hingham will be moving forward with two projects following successful votes at the Special Town Meeting and the State Election this month. 

During a Special Town Meeting held on T...

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Health Department: Preventing Fall Illness

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The Hingham Health Department would like to share this letter to Massachusetts families with suggestions for preventing respiratory illness, signed jointly by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Acad...

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Health Department: Preventing Fall Illness

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The Hingham Health Department would like to share this letter to Massachusetts families with suggestions for preventing respiratory illness, signed jointly by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Acad...

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Posted on: October 19, 2022

Mt. Blue Spring at Wompatuck State Park

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The Southeast Regional Office of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), Drinking Water Program, is in receipt of plans and specifications for the reconfiguration of the public water supply delivery system and public access at ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Health Department Reminds Residents of Importance of COVID-19 Boosters

HINGHAM — The Hingham Health Department is encouraging all residents to keep up their protection against COVID-19.

Like other viruses, COVID-19 changes over time, leading to new variants. COVID-19 boosters provide protection against these variant...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

Town of Hingham Encourages Eligible Seniors to Apply for New Property Tax Exemption

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In an effort to provide targeted property tax relief to older homeowners, the Town of Hingham is once again providing a tax exemption for eligible seniors through the Assessor’s Office. 

Hingham’s 2019 Annual Town Meeting appro...

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

Hingham’s Weir River Water System Issues Water Restrictions in Response to Level 2 Drought

Weir River Water System

HINGHAM -- Managing Director Russell Tierney reports that the Weir River Water System (WRWS) has issued outdoor watering restrictions as of July 1 in response to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' recent declaration of a level 2 drought.

In an effort to st...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

May 31, 2022 COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Report

The federal Center for Disease Control (CDC) continues to report Plymouth County’s COVID-19 community level to be High.  At this level, the CDC recommends:

  • Wear a well-fitting mask indoors in public places regardless of va...
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Posted on: May 25, 2022

May 24, 2022 COVID-19 Update

Assistant Town Administrator Art Robert presented the following report to the Select Board, at their May 24 meeting:

The federal Center for Disease Control (CDC) continues to determine Plymouth County’s COVID-19 community level to be High. &n...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Antigen Rapid Test: Expiration Date Extension

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On Mar 29, 2022, the FDA granted a three-month shelf-life extension for the iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test. 

This FDA decision extended the shelf-life of all iHealth tests with expiration dates on or before 2022-09-29 (YYYY-MM-DD) from 6 mont...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022 COVID-19 Update

Town Administrator Tom Mayo presented the following report to the Select Board at their May 17 meeting:

In my report last Tuesday, I noted that Hingham’s COVID-19 numbers were up significantly and that this may trigger new protocols in the coming...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

CDC Community Risk Level - High

Yesterday, the federal Center for Disease Control (CDC) assessed that all of Plymouth County has reached theCOVID-19 Community Level of High.  

At the Community Level of High, the CDC recommends:

  • Wear a well-fitting mask indoors in public places re...
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Posted on: May 10, 2022

May 10, 2022 COVID-19 Update

  • In Hingham, the presence of COVID-19 continues to evolve.  
    • Through the week ending May 7, Hingham experienced 103 confirmed & probable cases, up 72% over the 60 cases experienced through the week ending April 30.
    • During the week of April 30, t...
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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Hingham Asks Residents to Contribute to ‘Exceptional Needs Registry’

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HINGHAM -- The Hingham Commission on Disabilities, the Hingham Police and Fire Departments and the South Shore Regional Emergency Communications Center would like to share with residents information on the Town of Hingham’s Exceptional Needs Reg...

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Posted on: March 8, 2022

March 8, 2022 COVID-19 Update

Data

  • DPH is reporting that the 7-day statewide average of confirmed COVID-19 cases has declined substantially, from to 839 on February 27 to 648 on March 6.
  • Statewide hospitalizations have fallen, from 445 on February 25 to 319 on March 4.
  • The latest data sh...
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Posted on: March 4, 2022

Town of Hingham To Make Masking Optional in Municipal Buildings Effective Next Week

Change Takes Effect Monday, March 7

HINGHAM — Town Administrator Tom Mayo and Executive Health Officer Susan Sarni report that the Town of Hingham will lift its mask policy starting next week, making masking optional in all non-school municipal buildings i...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

March 1, 2022 COVID-19 Update

Data

  • DPH is reporting that the 7-day average of confirmed COVID-19 cases has declined substantially, from to 1,720 on February 14  to 704 on February 27.
  • Statewide hospitalizations have fallen, from 902 on February 13 to 445 on February 25.
  • The late...
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Posted on: February 17, 2022

February 17, 2022 COVID-19 Update

Data

  • DPH is reporting that the 7-day average of confirmed COVID-19 cases has declined substantially, from 2,684 on February 7 to 1,550 on February 14.
  • Statewide hospitalizations have fallen, from 1,325 on February 7 to 902 on February 13.
  • The latest data sho...
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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Covid Testing Center Closed - Feedback Requested

February 15, 2022 - Effective immediately, the Town of Hingham has closed the temporary regional COVID-19 testing center at 335 Lincoln Street. The Town asked the vendor to cancel open appointments and ensure delivery of results to everyone tested on or b...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

February 1, 2022 COVID-19 Update

Data

  • DPH is reporting that the 7-day average of confirmed COVID-19 cases has declined substantially, from 9,509 on January 24 to 4,803 on January 30.  
  • Statewide hospitalizations have fallen, from 2,783 on January 22 to 2,202 On January 28. &nb...
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Posted on: January 25, 2022

January 25, 2022 COVID-19 Update

Data

  • DPH is reporting that the 7-day average of confirmed COVID-19 cases has declined substantially, from 15,593 on January 16, 2022 to  8,295 as of January 23.  
  • Hospitalizations have fallen, from 3,209 on January 16, 2022 to 2,894 On Jan...
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Posted on: January 19, 2022

January 18, 2022 COVID-19 Update

Data

    Massachusetts DPH has not updated its data since our report to you last week. 

    Key data, available through January 8, reflect a rising COVID-19 presence in Hingh...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

January 13, 2022 COVID-19 Update

1/13/2022 COVID Update

Data

    Across Massachusetts, according to DPH, we are continuing to experience a large COVID-19 surge.  

    DPH is reporting that the 7-day average o...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Health Advisory on the Use of Facial Coverings in Hingham

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Board of Health210 Central Street, Hingham, MA 02043-2762(781) 741-1466 Fax (781) 740-0239

Health Advisory on the Use of Facial Coverings in Hingham

Date: 1/7/2022

The Hingham Board of Health (the Board) today issued a Health Advisory regardin...

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

January 4, 2022 COVID-19 Update

Data

    Across Massachusetts, according to DPH, we are seeing a large surge in new COVID-19 cases.  The 7-day average of new cases across the state is now 11,800, compared to a 7-day average of about 4,400 new cases on...

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

December 21, 2021 COVID-19 Update

12/21/2021 COVID Update

Data

    Across Massachusetts, according to DPH, we are seeing a 7-day average of over 4,100 new COVID-19 cases as of yesterday, compared to a 7-day average of about 1,100 two months ago. &nbs...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

December 14, 2021 COVID-19 Update

12/14/2021 COVID Update

Data

    In Hingham, we are continuing to see a sharp increase in new COVID-19 cases.  DPH is reporting 142 new COVID-19 cases during the 14-day period reported on 12/9/2021, compared to ...

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

December 7, 2021 COVID-19 Update

 According to DPH, Massachusetts has been experiencing a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases since early November.

  • In Hingham, we’re seeing a significant more recent uptick in new COVID-19 cases as well. DPH is reporting 80 new COVID-19 cases during ...
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Posted on: November 17, 2021

November 16, 2021 COVID-19 Update

  • In Hingham, new COVID-19 cases continue to hover around 30-40 new cases per 14-day period for the last several weeks.
  •  The vaccination rate for Hingham remains at 74%.  If you look at only vaccine-eligible individuals in Hingham (now peop...
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Posted on: November 10, 2021

November 9, 2021 COVID-19 Update

  • Statewide, the number of new COVID-19 cases has generally been trending downward since mid-September. 
  • In Hingham, new COVID-19 cases continue to hover around 30-40 new cases per 14-day period for the last several weeks.  The vaccination ...
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Posted on: November 3, 2021

November 2, 2021 COVID-19 Update

11/02/2021 COVID Update

  •  Statewide, the number of new COVID-19 cases has been trending downward since mid-September. They have dropped from about 1,900 new cases on average per 7-day period as of 9/13 to about 960 new cases on average per 7-day pe...
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Posted on: October 26, 2021

October 26, 2021 COVID-19 Update

10/26/2021 COVID Update

  • Statewide, the number of new COVID-19 cases has been trending downward since mid-September.     
  • In Hingham, new COVID-19 cases continue to fluctuate between approximately 30-50 new cases per 14-day period ...
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Posted on: September 22, 2021

September 22, 2021 COVID-19 Update

September 22, 2021

COVID-19 Update

  • We are seeing a small uptick in COVID-19 cases in Hingham over the last two weeks.  There were 47 new cases during the two-week period ending 9/16, compared to 37 new cases for the prior two-week period ending 9/9...
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Posted on: September 20, 2021

September 14, 2021 COVID-19 Update

September 14, 2021

COVID-19 Update 

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hingham have decreased over the last two weeks, which is good news. The latest numbers from the State indicate 37 new cases over the last 14 days, compared to 50 new cases during the t...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

August 31st, 2021 COVID-19 Update

August 31, 2021

COVID-19 Update

·        COVID-19 cases continue to rise.  The most recent DPH data published on August 26th indicates a total of 50 new COVID-19 cases reported in Hingham in the two week...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

September 14, 2021 COVID-19 Update

September 14, 2021

COVID-19 Update 

  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hingham have decreased over the last two weeks, which is good news.  The latest numbers from the State indicate 37 new cases over the last 14 days, compared to 50 new cases du...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

August 24th, 2021 COVID-19 Update

August 24, 2021

Data

·        We are seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases in Hingham.  

·        The most recent DPH data published on August 19th indicates a total of 36 new COVI...

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

August 16th, 2021 COVID-19 Update

 https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/clinical-considerations/covid-19-vaccines-us.html

 We are reviewing the actions by ACIP yesterday recommending a third dose of Moderna or Pfizer vaccine for some individuals with compromised immune s...

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

August 10th, 2021 COVID-19 Update

Data

  • We are seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases in Hingham. 
  • There were 5 COVID-19 cases reported in June (no Delta variant cases) and 33 cases reported in July (of which 5 were Delta variants).
  • As of today, August 10th, 20 new COVID-19 cases have be...
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Posted on: August 4, 2021

August 3rd, 2021 COVID-19 Update

Data

  • As of today, 27 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Hingham during the month of July.  That is compared to 5 cases reported in June.
  • So far, 1 new COVID-19 case in Hingham has been confirmed in August. 
  • We are keeping an eye on the tro...
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