State official backs agent job: In a letter to selectmen, the Redevelopment Authority, and Planning Board on Monday said in effect that Joe Lanata was continuing to perform his duties as Health Agent conscientiously and effectively. The Massachusetts Health Officers’ Association, Michael D. Saraco, R.S. President, in a letter to the Board of Health received yesterday said in part: “The Executive Board of the Massachusetts Health Officers Association has instructed me to send a letter to the Board of Health and the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Hull expressing our amazement and surprise at the action taken by the Hull Board of Health. The Massachusetts Health Officers Association strongly urges the Hull Board of Health to reconsider the action as contemplated by them in the elimination of the position of full-time Director of Health.”
No wall for Beach Avenue: Selectmen assured anxious Beach Avenue residents who thronged their meeting last night that no seawall is planned as a storm buffer, and that the avenue is only going to be widened two feet to install drainage. Chairman Richardson said that he has had a round of conferences with federal officials and that $23,000 has been promised to Hull for rebuilding protective sand dunes and installing marsh grass and wild roses on top. “The dunes will be built two feet higher and wider, and all street exits to the beach will be filled in. Bathers will have to climb over the dunes,” said Richardson.
Assistant D.A. speaker at Jacobs School: Guest speakers at the Jacobs School Principal’s Coffee Hour on Thursday will be Mr. David Vigoda, Assistant Attorney General, Drug Abuse Section, and Miss Donna Bodely, Senior Supervisor in Education, State Department of Education. Mr. Vigoda was the principal draftsman of the Massachusetts Controlled Substances Act, the drug abuse reform legislation that was passed in November 1971.
SC approves case worker for youths: School Committee members gave approval for the school department to cooperate with a town social caseworker proposed by the Youth Commission. Committee members were very desirous of maintaining privacy and protecting school records and Superintendent Richard Charlton and Youth Director Lee Burbank worked out the following three points: 1) School department will accept referrals from the case workers; 2) No information disclosed without written permission of parents; 3) School department referrals to the case worker will be accompanied with written parental permission.
To repair pier: Selectmen agreed last night to order temporary repairs at Pemberton Pier to extend the life of the pier about another year, during which it is hoped to plan complete rebuilding.
Driftwood: The public is invited to remove storm driftwood in the Stony Beach area off Main Street at Nantasket Avenue, site of the planned Sanitary Treatment Plant, before clearance by the Highway Department. Chairman Richardson said that $11,000 in federal funds has been obtained for debris clearance from all Hull beaches.
Hull splits double-header: Hull High’s baseball Pirates split a doubleheader with King Philip High School of Wrentham, last Saturday in their opening scrimmage of the new season. Playing at Bayside Field, Hull won the opener, 6-3, behind a powerful offense. King Philip opened the bottom of the first inning with a lone score, but Hull was never headed after that. The opening game was spiced with a bases-empty home run in the third inning by Pirate right fielder Bill Tullish. In the second game, Hull’s offense couldn’t click.
Renewal project costs: Revised plans for Hull’s First Renewal project are expected to increase project costs about 12% over original estimates, it was disclosed at a crowded meeting of the Hull Redevelopment Authority Monday. Planner John Brown, replying to an inquiry by Selectman David Berman, said that the widening of Nantasket Avenue including drainage “is now estimated at $286,000. The original figure was $143,000, and costs of utilities installation has also risen since the first estimates.”
News Briefs: The American Association of Retired Persons is forming a chapter in Hull-Hingham-Cohasset. Miss Anna G. Diamond of 794 Nantasket Ave. will provide further information… The Third Annual Commonwealth Basketball Tournament, sponsored by St. Mary’s CYO and the Hull Boy Scouts, will be at the Hull High School gym April 21 thru 23.
As published in The Hull-Nantasket Times
Compiled by John J. Galluzzo