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Light board resists plea to withdraw Hull from ‘peaker power’ project

The well-attended April 21 Hull Municipal Light Board meeting included another discussion about the town’s 2015 agreement through the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) to purchase power from the yet-to-be built Peabody Peaker Power Plant during periods of peak electricity demand. Hull is one of more than a dozen participating communities and owns 2.38%…

Board approves summer beer garden on HRA land

For the second year in a row, Vitamin Sea Brewing LLC will operate a family-friendly craft beer garden on a portion of the Hull Redevelopment Authority property near the Nantasket Beach Resort from July 2 through July 31, weather permitting, offering another venue for summertime fun. The Select Board this week granted owner/manager Richard DiBona’s…

Pandemic response a small part of health department’s impact on town’s residents

Town Manager Philip Lemnios’ “biggest takeaway” following Public Health Director Joan Taverna’s recent update to the Select Board was that the Health Department’s work “is not mechanical. “The staff cares very deeply for the residents of Hull,” he said. “They are as important as our first responders. We’re in great hands.” The Board of Health…

Local 02045’s existing licenses get OK; restaurant expansion plans require revised site plan

During a recent three-and-a-half-hour meeting, the Select Board heard about plans for the 2022 Hull PorchFest, considered another Memorial Day street dedication request, and granted three licenses to the Local 02045 restaurant, among other agenda items. Several neighbors attended the Local 02045 hearing related to the owner’s request to renew the restaurant’s common victualler, seasonal…