TM to Take Up Two Articles: Voters will act on a warrant of two articles at the special town meeting on Monday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m., in the Memorial School and after the meeting will hear a report from the Medical Center Committee. Under Article 1, the Finance Committee recommends raising $25,000 to supplement the Veterans’ Benefits funds for the rest of the year by transferring $5,000 from the Sanitary Landfill account, $5,000 from Workmen’s Compensation, and a $15,000 loan authorization. The other article, inserted on petition of Noreen A. Campadelli and other members of the Hull Improvement Association, urges instruction to the selectmen to notify the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and any other concerned state or federal agency that “the town is opposed to the granting of any federal funds or any assistance for the accomplishment and/or development of low- or moderate-income housing, specifically Hull Towers by First Realty Corporation, or by any other developer of the area commonly referred to as the Hall Estate.”
Water Company Asks Rates Hike: The Hingham Water Co. announced today that it is seeking a higher price for its product. James E. Cypher, company manager, said that higher operating costs and additional investment in water service facilities to meet the growing water needs of customers in Hingham, Hull, and Cohasset have made it necessary to file a new schedule or rates with the Department of Public Utilities. The water utility executive said the proposed new price schedule calls for an average residential bill of about $6.52 a month.
Board Suspends Fallon’s Salary: Selectmen Chairman Richardson and David Berman reacted last night to the continued absence of member Martin A. Fallon by deleting his name from the September payroll. “I won’t sign the warrant to pay Mr. Fallon for the month of September until we hear from him regarding his future plans concerning his duties as a selectman,” said Berman. Richardson agreed. Mr. Fallon, who resigned the board chairmanship on Aug. 25 but said he was retaining his membership, has not attended selectmen’s meetings since that time and has not been heard from by the board since that date.
Drug Rehab Site to Stay: Selectmen voted last night to withdraw its application for acquisition of the old Coast Guard building at Stony Beach in favor of Project Turnabout, which will continue to operate as a drug rehabilitation center under authority of the federal Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Police Personnel Changes: The selectmen last night promoted Police Capt. Robert L. Shannon to acting chief effective Oct. 2 when Chief Short goes on vacation prior to retirement. The board also moved Sgt. George Card up to acting captain.
News Briefs: Army Engineers inspected damage to the federal seawall at Point Allerton yesterday and plan to contract locally for its repair. The engineers want the town to take over maintenance of the 70- year-old rampart, but the selectmen are opposed. … The selectmen sold 3,200 square feet of town land on Ocean Avenue to abutter Angelo Konaires for $150 plus registry fees and 9,168 square feet of marsh land on Cushing Street to abutter Edward Brazo for $125.50 plus registration.
Plaque for Point Allerton: Dedication of a bronze plaque briefly telling the story of the naming of Point Allerton in late September 1621 will mark the 350th anniversary of the event at an outdoor observance at Point Allerton on Sunday, Sept. 26, at 3 p.m. Mrs. John Smith, a direct descendant of Isaac Allerton, a member and assistant governor of the original Plymouth Colony, for whom the Point was named, will read an original account of the three-day excursion taken by the 10 Pilgrims, during which time Point Allerton and the Brewster Islands were discovered and named.
Hull Team Takes on Marshfield: The Hull High School 1971 football squad, seeking to regain the South Shore League Championship, which it won several times before relapsing slightly last year, opens the season with Marshfield at Hull. Kickoff time at Finlayson Memorial Field is 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25.