BACKING THE VETS. The Veterans’ rowing event, sponsored by the Hull Lifesaving Museum, could not have happened without the efforts of a team of volunteers. Pictured, from left, are some of those dedicated team members: Bob McIntyre, Brendan Baggett, Sean Baggett, Lily Emanuello, Maureen Gillis, and Vicky Stevens. [Skip Tull photo]


CALM BEFORE THE STORM. Hull photographer Richard Green recently captured this stunning winter scene high above the icy Weir River. If local weather forecasts are correct, our area will be blanketed in snow after a very stormy weekend. [Richard Green photo]

dried marijuana waiting in a steel grinder

State board grants license to medical marijuana dispensary

The town-approved Alternative Compassion Services medical marijuana dispensary at 175 George Washington Blvd. cleared its final hurdle last Thursday, with the issuance of a license by the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission to open the facility. “Once the final inspection is complete, hopefully within three weeks tops, we’re [optimistic] that [the dispensary] could open within a month,”…


On Saturday, The Hull Lifesaving Museum hosted its first monthly Veterans’ rowing event at the museum’s boathouse. The program is an outgrowth of the ongoing First Friday Veteran’s Meetups held at the museum from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on the first Friday of each month. Nearly 40 veterans braved the sub-freezing temperatures, fierce wind…


VOLUNTEER EFFORT. Last Saturday, in an effort to support the needs of Afghan refugees new to the South Shore, volunteers for the Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center and the South Shore Action Group collected donated furniture to help furnish the refugees’ new homes. The initiative was coordinated by Hull residents Craig Wolfe and Irwin Nesoff…

Marlene T. Flattich, 82

Marlene T. Flattich, 82

Marlene T. (McLaughlin) Flattich, of Hull, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Jan. 23.  She was 82. Marlene was born in Boston to Raymond O. and Mary E. (Wirth) McLaughlin and raised in South Boston. After graduating from South Boston High School, she worked in book preparation at the Boston Public Library. It was…