This Saturday: The Lonely Heartstring Band


On Saturday, March 14th at 7:30 p.m., The Blue Moon Coffeehouse in Rockland features The Lonely Heartstring Band. Born as a wedding band, they were hired to play only Beatles repertoire on traditional bluegrass instruments. It didn’t take long for them to start exploring other sounds and composing original music. The result is a sound…

Five water companies on bidder list for Cohasset Water operations

Thursday, Feb 19 at 3 pm is the deadline for submitting proposals for Water Dept. Facilities Operations.  The Water Dept. Facilities RFP Selection Commission will review and rank the proposals with a target date of award April 16. Bidders to date: Woodard &  Curran of Portland Maine, Cohasset’s current water operator. Veola of Boston,Ma Weston…

James Gilman not running for Cohasset Selectman

We recently reported that James Gilman of the conservation commission was an “alleged” candidate for Cohasset Selectman. There is one seat open this year. Gilman contacted the Gazette this week and in an e-mail said he is not a candidate. We have since learned of two others who may be interested in the Selectmen’s seat:…

Massachusetts Senator Hedlund adds Joe Sheehan to staff

Joe Sheehan

Former House staffer and National Guardsman brings experience to role Senator Robert Hedlund announced today that Joseph Sheehan has joined his staff as Communications Director and Legislative Assistant. The Pembroke-native has previously worked in the House of Representatives and was himself a candidate for office in the November election running for State Representative in the…

Baseball writers to elect players to Baseball Hal of Fame

It’s the time of year when 10-year members of the Baseball Writers Association of America – some 600 at last count – elect former players to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Ballots are due by December 27 and the results will be announced on January 6. Unfortunately, the Hall’s rules limit the number of worthy…

A Christmas Carol performed by puppets! Couldn’t be cuter

PUPPET PEOPLE for Holly Days

It’s time for Tiny Tim and Scrooge, once again, to return to The Art Complex Museum in Duxbury in the much-loved holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol”. The Puppet People, a well-known group from New York, will bring their amazing puppets, one of which towers above the gallery walls, and all of which they designed and…

For a beautiful, healthy yard the natural way, that also saves you time, money and protects our water…


The Greenscapes Massachusetts program is a collaborative education and outreach effort sponsored primarily by the Greenscapes Massachusetts Coalition and many Massachusetts cities and towns, with additional support form our supporters, advisors and affiliates.

The Greenscapes Massachusetts program seeks to:

  • educate citizens and professionals about landscaping practices (particularly irrigation and chemical use) to have less impact on the environment;
  • create an informed and proactive citizenry that acts as environmental stewards in their own backyards; and
  • generate broad support for the responsible public management of water resources (quality and quantity).


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Name the Wine Contest


This sounds like fun. I’ve already entered my name for the wine which is so perfect and it will probably win, so you might as well not enter:) This fall, La Crema put winemaking in the hands of consumers with its Virtual Vintner experience. Thousands of votes were cast in this “choose your own adventure” journey, and…

FARRETTA Vows to Fight Illegal Immigration


Andrea Farretta, candidate for State Representative vowed to fight Illegal Immigration.  The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) estimates that illegal immigration costs Massachusetts taxpayers over $1.68 Billion Dollars in education, unreimbursed healthcare costs, criminal justice, welfare and operating costs.  That equates to over $775 per family in Weymouth and Hingham.  “As State Representative, I…

Farretta to restore local aid for Weymouth and Hingham

Weymouth has lost 38% of its local aidAndrea Farretta, candidate for State Representative, vowed to restore the local aid cuts to Weymouth and Hingham. “Restoring local aid to our community is going to be one of my top priorities as State Representative,” Farretta said. Local Aid funds for local services which include police, fire and…