Bidding Brisk for Group Insurance: Bids were opened last night at the selectmen’s meeting by Chairman Simmy Hartstone and Wallace Richardson from three insurance companies bidding on group insurance plans for Hull town employees. Martin Fallon was absent, and the bids were taken under study. The Golden Life Insurance Co. bid arrived too late to be considered. The selectmen will meet with town department heads and the representatives of these insurance companies next Tuesday at 7 p.m. to discuss their prospective plans.
Used-Car Business Owner Seeks License: Mr. Kenneth Brown, owner of the Auto Body Shop at 1164 Nantasket Ave., applied for a license to repair and sell used cars. By law, only three cars are allowed to be repaired and sold, and Mr. Brown said for a year and a half he has run this business and would like a license to repair and sell more cars because that is his livelihood and he wants to run his business according to the law. His cars are kept inside the building when being dismantled and assembled. Several people questioned granting the license to Mr. Brown.
Towns Aim for Regional Incinerator: Officials of four South Shore towns, in a meeting Monday evening at the Hull Municipal Building, urged state funds for a regional incinerator as the best long-range solution to critical disposal problems in the dumps of the communities.
Hull Tax Suit Advances: Pleadings have been filed in Brockton Superior Court by Atty. Haskell Lampke for the town of Hull and Atty. Robert Price for the co-respondents, Plymouth County commissioners, the county treasurer, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Hull’s lawsuit to change an antiquated tax formula. The town will ask the county for a declaratory judgment favoring its contention that the present method of taxation is unfair and discriminatory to Hull and nine other county towns
because, in effect, it assesses 75 percent on property valuations set in 1927 and only 25 percent on updated values of the year 1961.
Medical Center Site Purchased: The proposed Hull medical center has finally found a home. Directors of the nonprofit corporation have exercised an option to purchase 56,000 square feet at George Washington Boulevard and Barnstable Street for $25,000. The directors explored 18 sites throughout Hull before deciding on the George Washington Boulevard property.
Charter Report Changes Made: Acting on a request by the Planning Board that it not be vested with the powers and duties of the Permanent Building Planning and Construction Committee, the commission voted that “there shall be a P.B.P.C. committee composed of seven members who shall be appointed by the executive secretary.” Also changed by the commission was the possibility of a so-called pocket veto whereby certain boards might prevent an article from being considered at town meeting by their refusal to first consider the article and make a recommendation on it.
Juvenile Escapees Returned to School: Three juvenile escapees from the Lyman Correctional School, arrested by Hull police Nov. 21, were returned to the school Nov. 23 after being arraigned in Hingham District Court. The youths, one a Hull boy, were charged with using a motor vehicle without authority and escaping from the school. During the night of Nov. 21, police said, there were numerous acts of vandalism in town and the theft of five gallons of gasoline and 190 feet of link chain from a truck on the property of Robert Canty on Meridian Avenue.
Old Shell Deemed a Dud: An old shell casing unearthed by boys digging in the vicinity of Ocean Avenue in Hull Village on Nov. 27 has apparently proved harmless after a State Police ordnance examination. A Hull Coast Guard duty officer said Tuesday that the casing was turned over to the State Police after being brought to the station, following an investigation by Hull police and firemen. Police said Joseph Denihan, 13, and another unidentified resident of the Village area found the shell while clearing marshland for a skating rink. “It was a short shell, with the end missing and was rusty,” said Hull Fire Department Capt. Walter Haley.
Hull Players Named All Stars: Hull High School quarterback Jim Lynch and Co-Capt. Eric Lorentzen, two-way lineman, were selected for the 1970 South Shore All-Star team by the South Shore League Coaches, it was stated yesterday by HHS Principal Thomas Ballerino. Winning honorable mention for the All-Stars were end Mike Scarry, linebacker Tim Haley, and fullback Bob Vafides. 1