Permit Granted for Aquarium: The Hull Board of Appeals has granted a special permit to construct an aquarium at the site of Hurley’s Bath House, Nantasket. The permit grants an exception to the town’s multi-family zoning and loading regulations in the area to allow Kenneth G. Tong, of Hull, and George Nadoff, of Newton, to build the complex at an estimated cost of $1 million.
Doherty Denies Ban Defiance: Judge Joseph Collins in Superior Court Monday denied an injunction to restrain Selectmen of Hull from banning female strip dancers at the Quincy House, Nantasket. In a preliminary hearing on a petition by James Doherty, the Quincy House owner, seeking a declaratory judgment to remove the ban and restore the license without restriction, Judge Collins ruled that “no irreparable harm is being done to the establishment in the absence of an injunction.” The judge stated that he would mark the case up for a quick trial if Doherty so desired. Doherty, through his attorney, Thomas Shapiro, of the law firm Tupper & Schneider of Boston, argued he never had acts that constitute strip dancing, according to the dictionary definition, which describes the act as “a female dancer removing her clothing until completely nude.”
High School Accreditation for 10 Years: School Superintendent Richard Charlton told the Hull School Committee Tuesday evening that Hull High School has been accredited with a 10-year membership in the New England Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Charlton received the accreditation notice from Richard T. Bradley, evaluation director for NEACSS, and commented that “the 10-year accreditation is the longest granted to any school and reflects a commendable education format in the Hull schools.”
New Teachers Named: Recently appointed by Hull School Committee were these new teachers: grade two, Jacobs, Miss Roberta Schults, Gloversville, N.Y., $7,718; grade six, general science, Memorial, Joseph Doniger, Hull, $7,400; grades nine-12, U.S. history and assistant football coach, Randall Ryan, Auburn, $9,937; and cross-country coach, Hull High, science, Robert Burwood, $7,592.
Middle School Graduation: A total of 249 eighth-grade students received diplomas from School Committee Chairman Neil Dushan Monday at graduating ceremonies in the Memorial Middle School. Class officers of the graduating class: President Robert V. Sullivan, Vice President Donald Marshall, Secretary Darlene Dell’Arciprete, and Treasurer Sheryl Mulford.
Medical Center Fund Increased: With contributions for Hull’s medical center nearing the $15,000 mark at mid-week, leaders of the nonprofit program expressed confidence the current town-wide financial drive will be successful. Co-chairwomen of the campaign, Cynthia Kellem and Mrs. Barbara Berman, reported they “are very pleased with the drive’s progress to date and extremely proud of the townspeople for their unselfish support.” As the drive continued, project leaders yesterday formally notified A.B.C. Mulholland, of Ipswich, it had been selected to handle detailed site preparations for the medical center.
Heroic Rescue by War Veteran: Tommy McDuff, 22, Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, aided by his father, Hull’s moderator, Francis T. McDuff, and Walter Jason, of Hingham, rescued Assistant School Superintendent and Mrs. Calvin Cleveland and four children from drowning off Bumpkin Island June 19.
Swim Lessons Registration: Eileen Dart, water safety supervisor, announced that registration for swimming lessons will be held on June 28 and June 29 at the Hull Memorial School from 10 a.m. to noon. Due to the increasing enrollment of children in the swimming program, there will be no August registration this summer. The swimming program will be taught by qualified Red Cross water safety instructors: Jacqueline Crosse, Frances Dart, Lauren Morley, Kathy Ronan, Carol White, and Marilyn White.
Father’s Flock Upsets G-Men: History was made last Sunday afternoon at Bayside Field when a group of veteran softball players, under the aegis of Dr. John Lepore, upset the previously undefeated Garbagemen, all of Hull. After the game, Fr. John Lepore hosted refreshments for the G-Men, hoping to heal their wounds (also fearful that his garbage might remain unpicked up over the next several weeks). There is talk of a rubber game next Sunday at 2 p.m. Fr. John would not commit himself until he could ascertain how many of the Flock would be ambulatory by the weekend.