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Town Hall Extended Public Hours Begins June 1

Residents will be able conduct municipal business in Town Hall during normal business hours. Operating hours are as follows:

• Monday and Wednesday 8 a.m. to 4:30

• Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Residents are reminded to visit the town’s website to conduct online transactions such as pay taxes, parking tickets or apply for resident parking stickers.  Payments  and applications can also be dropped in the drop box located at the Town Hall front door. If residents wish to request bulk permit trash stickers from the Department of Public Works, they can call 617-846-1341 Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Face masks are recommended in the building for non-vaccinated indivduals.

• One resident at a time will be permitted in each of the department offices.

• Residents will be expected to adhere to social distancing whenever possible and maintain a 6’ distance from others in the event a line forms outside any of our offices.

• Hand sanitizer dispensers are located throughout the building and their use is strongly encouraged.

• Individuals seeking to obtain documents such as a building permit, birth certificate, applications etc. are encouraged to call the office responsible for the document in advance of arriving at Town Hall or any of our other buildings. This will enable personnel to have the document available upon arrival.

Department Contact information is as follows:

Town Hall Main Number – (617) 846-1852

Assessor’s Office – [email protected] or (617) 846-2716

Building Department – [email protected] or 617-846-4344

Harbor Master – [email protected] or 617-207-9092

Library – [email protected] or 617-846-1703

Parks and Recreation – [email protected] or 617-846-8243

Town Clerk – [email protected] or 617-846-1742

Tax Collector – [email protected] or 617-846-1750

Town Manager – [email protected] 617-846-1705

Veteran Services – [email protected] or 617-846-3065

Boston Glory to Have Full Capacity at Home Games

In accordance with state and local guidelines, Boston Glory will have full capacity at Hormel Stadium. Boston Glory is a professional ultimate team and member of the 22-team AUDL (American Ultimate Disc League). Featuring men’s players from across New England, the team is poised to begin its inaugural season.

“This is what it is all about,” team owner Peter Collery said. “Going through this past winter and spring without the guarantee of fans in the building was tough, we’re so excited to be able to shar our product. We’re going to create a really fun environment for fans of all ages. With an incredible product on the field, we’re excited to get the stands packed. Even if you’re not too familiar with ultimate, we’re confident you’ll fall in love after a couple hours at Hormel.”

The AUDL has been gaining popularity across the country since 2012. Boston Glory’s season will begin in Pittsburgh on June 5. Glory will make their home debut at Hormel Stadium in Medford on June 11 against Atlanta. Tickets are available now on the team website at

Baker-Polito Administration Recognizes Memorial Day with Video Tribute

The Baker-Polito Administration on Monday recognized Memorial Day with a virtual tribute honoring our fallen military heroes and their families. The video released highlights Governor Charlie Baker’s remarks at the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund’s Flag Garden on Boston Common, and a recent visit by Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito to the Massachusetts State Veterans’ Cemetery in Agawam.

The video is available at  

Governor Baker’s Remarks: 

“Now most of the recipients of that very special class [Medal of Honor recipients] don’t usually make it back.

And there are plenty of examples of that represented by many of the flags that are behind us today.

And as one of these people who’s had a chance to spend a big part of my professional career serving in public office at the local and state level, I am acutely aware that it’s the sacrifices and the generosity of spirit, and the courage, of those who serve – and their families – who make it possible for our democracy to continue to operate on behalf of the people that we all serve.

The debt that’s paid by the flags here and the folks they represent can never be repaid.

But the one thing I have heard time and time again from Gold Star Families in my conversations with them over the years, is ‘Through the tragedy, I hope you never forget, and you always take time to honor and remember, those who have made possible through their sacrifices, all that we hold dear here in Massachusetts and across the country.’” 

National Guard Returns from Washington D.C. Mission

This week, 400 soldiers and airmen of the Massachusetts National Guard returned home from a 10-week public safety support mission in Washington, D.C. The deployment fell under Governor Charlie Baker’s Jan. 25 activation order, which made up to 700 Massachusetts National Guard personnel available to augment the security and logistics capabilities of various agencies in the region. With the Governor’s consent, these service women and men undertook this second phase of the federally funded mission.

On Friday, May 14, Governor Baker had the chance to meet, address, and thank members of the Guard for their continued service while he was in Washington D.C. for a series of meetings with federal authorities.

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