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A controlled detonation is scheduled at the former National Fireworks Site in Hanover, Massachusetts for Friday, October...
Former National Fireworks Site | Hanover MA

A controlled detonation is scheduled at the former National Fireworks Site in Hanover, Massachusetts for Friday, October 23, 2020, between the hours of 2:00 PM and 4:30 PM.

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Be A Leaf Hero!Keep Fallen Leaves Off the StreetsFall leaves contain lots of natural fertilizer which can pollute our ri...

Be A Leaf Hero!
Keep Fallen Leaves Off the Streets

Fall leaves contain lots of natural fertilizer which can pollute our rivers and streams. Do not blow or rake leaves, grass clippings, brush, and tree branches into the street. These will leach nutrients into stormwater runoff and contribute to pollution in our waters. Leaf litter can also plug storm drains and increase flooding issues. Instead, mulch or compost yard waste away from streams or other waterways, or dispose at your local landfill.

What is Stormwater Pollution?
It’s the toxic mix of bacteria, chemicals, metals, nutrients and other contaminants that washes over pavement and other impervious surfaces and flows down storm drains to our waterways.

Help Keep Our Waterways Clean
For more tips and information visit stormwater.capecodcommission.org

Additional Information
Please visit the Hanover Department of Public Works Stormwater Information page for tips and additional resources on how to protect our waterways: https://www.hanover-ma.gov/stormwater

Hanover PTA

Hanover PTA

Box tops for Education - Final Collection

✅ We will be doing a final sweep of any clipped Box Tops from October 19th-26th.

✅ Please place any clipped, unexpired Box Tops in an envelope or baggie and drop it in the Box Tops Collection Box at the John Curtis library.

✅ The Collection Box will be set outside daily from 9-5 through Monday October 26th.

Hanover This Week! 10/19/20

Take a look at the week ahead, get involved, and stay in the know! See what's happening with our town boards and committees. Check out our calendar to view all upcoming meetings and events: http://ow.ly/C2XO50vcK1F

Upcoming virtual meetings for the week of October 19, 2020 (remote meeting access and participation information available on meeting agendas):

● Board of Selectmen, October 19, 2020: https://www.hanover-ma.gov/board-of-selectmen

This meeting will include a joint session with other boards to discuss the preliminary FY 2022 and five-year capital plan.

● Fire Station Planning Study Committee, October 20, 2020: https://www.hanover-ma.gov/fire-station-planning-study-committee

● Center School Council, October 21, 2020: https://www.hanover-ma.gov/centersylvester-school-council

● School Committee, October 21, 2020: https://www.hanover-ma.gov/school-committee

In-person events for the week of October 19, 2020:

In-Person Early Voting continues at the Hanover Town Hall. Please visit the Town Clerk's web page for the early voting schedule: hanover-ma.gov/earlyvoting

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, October 24, 2020. 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM: https://www.hanover-ma.gov/drugtakebackday

Town of Hanover Flu Clinic
Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM: https://www.hanover-ma.gov/flu

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There is a delay on today’s Farms to Families pick up at the Hanover Council on Aging. Please note that we are expecting a 60 to 120-minute delay. Thank you for your patience and understanding. An update will be posted once we have more information.

Hanover MA Town Clerk

Hanover MA Town Clerk

Early Voting in Hanover has begun! First day's report: 214 voters in 4 hours on Saturday, October 17th. Steady and long but socially distant lines for the first two hours then walk-up after that. This great team made it happen!

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

Update from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health:

Effective October 17, 2020, the Department of Public Health metric for determining lower-risk states for the purposes of Massachusetts’ inter-state travel policy will consider data over two weeks rather than one week before moving a state from lower risk to high risk.
One week of data will remain the standard for moving states into the lower-risk category. Additionally, the threshold of cases per 100,000 residents will now be 10 to bring Massachusetts’s standard more in line with other states. Learn more at http://mass.gov/MATraveler.

Effective 12:01am 10/17, California, Hawaii, New Jersey, and Washington state have been removed from the higher risk state list for MA’s travel order. Travelers arriving from CA, HI, NJ, and WA will no longer need to fill out the MA Travel Form and follow quarantine rules under the travel order. Please visit http://mass.gov/MATraveler for more info.

In-Person Early Voting for the November 2020 ElectionIn-person Early Voting will be held at Hanover Town Hall in the lar...
Elections and Voting | Hanover MA

In-Person Early Voting for the November 2020 Election

In-person Early Voting will be held at Hanover Town Hall in the large hearing room on the first floor beginning October 17, 2020, and lasting every day up through and including October 30, 2020.

For additional information, including voting dates and times, please visit the Town Clerk's Elections and Voting page at https://www.hanover-ma.gov/finance-department/town-clerk/pages/elections-and-voting

VotingVisit the Secretary of the Commonwealth's Elections and Voting page for more information regarding voting in Hanover.

Hanover Public Schools
Hanover Public Schools

Hanover Public Schools

COVID-19 Related Media/News Reports Update
October 16, 2020

Good Afternoon. I am writing to clarify some misinformation that has been circulating in the local media and on social media regarding COVID-19 (C19) spread in Hanover related to hockey and to provide some context to our overall current situation. On Wednesday evening, we issued the following update, https://www.hanoverschools.org/sites/g/files/vyhlif3221/f/uploads/hps_covid-19_update_101420.pdf, about how we are managing C19 cases. Since that message, we have confirmed two more positive student cases bringing our overall total to seven. To date, we have no confirmed staff cases. We will continue to communicate with families in each school when we have a confirmed case, and support the Town Health Department with their contact tracing in each situation.

Regarding hockey. Presently we have 36 Hanover High School students who are under self-quarantine because of a possible close contact with an infected individual at a hockey “captain’s practice” last week. For generations, a captain’s practice is an informal practice organized by students during the off-season in all sports. These are not school-sanctioned nor supported, but it is not unique to this group of students or any other sport. The story has been picked up by several media sources as a “cluster” in Hanover caused by this practice. The use of the term “cluster” for this specific situation is inaccurate given the data we presently have. As of this moment, we have one confirmed case. Most of the students involved have been tested and all are negative to date. All of the students involved are under a public health order to self-quarantine for 14 days to ensure none of them are infectious, and to prevent any chance of spread that could affect our students and staff and risk closing schools. Our students were doing what kids do – playing a game that they love. Their commitment has resulted in great success. Without question, these long quarantines are a difficult thing for our students to understand and accept. We are grateful that no other cases have surfaced yet and that our students remain healthy. That is our top priority. We have a few dozen additional students and staff under self-quarantine related to other situations, and we are following the protocols established by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the CDC, and our own health professionals. C19 can happen to any of us, and it is important and necessary that no one is stigmatized because they contract the virus or come in close contact with someone who has it.

Regarding these types of student-directed practices and gatherings for all sports, we are working with our Athletic Office to educate all involved that in the context of C19, these unsupervised activities put everyone’s health, and the ability to stay in school, at-risk and they need to stop for now. We need your support.

This situation is not a Hanover specific issue, and we have no authority to take action. However, many of the recent cases on the South Shore originated from private youth hockey clubs and events. We have been impacted with both students and staff having to self-quarantine because of testing positive or being a close contact of someone who is infected. This is beyond our jurisdiction, but we will cooperate with contact tracing if we are asked to do so. We feel confident with our contact tracing and testing response for our students and employees related to this situation.

I have been asked why we simply don’t shut down sports and other activities. As a father, and youth sports coach (albeit without too many wins), I know how important these activities are to our kids – especially now. We understand that stress, anxiety, and depression are affecting so many kids nationwide. These outcomes are also a serious health issue for young people. Time has proven that youth sports can be done safely if the adults involved model and enforce the protocols given to us by the experts. We need to ensure our kids are following these rules when they are at practice, games, kicking a ball around Forge Pond Park, or shooting hoops at B. Everett Hall playground. I get it – we are all “done” with this pandemic, and gratefully we are in a community that has incredible supports and strategies to keep people safe and to test and monitor those who get sick. We will continue to support sports and activities as long as they can be done safely. If there is any C19 spread (sports-related or otherwise) that affects our ability to keep schools open and to move toward more in-person learning, we will make the hard decisions required. We truly want our students to have athletic and social interactions as often as possible, but we need to work together to keep the spread of C19 out of our schools.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this message and for your ongoing patience and support. Please have a safe and enjoyable weekend.


Matt Ferron
Superintendent of Schools

Plymouth County CARES Program Check Presentation 10/15/20

Plymouth County CARES Program Check Presentation 10/15/20

On October 15, 2020, Thomas O'Brien, Plymouth County Treasurer, along with Plymouth County Commissioner Gregory Hanley, presented a check to the Town of Hanover as part of the Plymouth County CARES Program.

Special thanks to U.S. Representative Bill Keating, State Senator Michael D. Brady, Representative David DeCoste, the Hanover Board of Selectmen, the Hanover Town Manager's Office, and Town of Hanover Finance Department, who were able to secure $160,000 in CARES Act funding for the Town of Hanover.

For additional information about the Plymouth County CARES Program, please visit plymouthcountycares.com.

Video courtesy of Stephen Ryerson, Town of Hanover


A controlled detonation is scheduled at the former National Fireworks Site in Hanover, Massachusetts for Friday, October 16, 2020, between the hours of 2:00 PM and 4:30 PM.

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Hanover Chamber of Commerce

Hanover Chamber of Commerce

The Hanover Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a Conversation with the two Candidates running for the
Massachusetts House of Representatives Fifth Plymouth District Seat
Rep. David DeCoste and former Hanover Selectman Emmanuel Dockter

Friday October 16th, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM via ZOOM.

Hanover Chamber President Josh Donovan will ask questions of the two candidates related to the business interests of the towns represented by the Fifth Plymouth District, Hanover, Norwell and Rockland.

Join Hanover, Norwell, Rockland and South Shore Chamber of Commerce Members using this ZOOM link:

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +13126266799,,82195241111# or +19292056099,,82195241111#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782
Webinar ID: 821 9524 1111
International numbers available: https://hanover-ma-gov.zoom.us/u/kbLPg5Q5rc

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Hanover MA Town Clerk

Hanover MA Town Clerk

What happens to my ballot after I mail it in or drop it off? Here are some of the "chain of custody" steps we take to keep it secure. Read the individual picture captions for more details! #VoteByMail2020 #chainofcustody #attentiontodetail

Hanover Halloween 2020Safety Tips and GuidelinesIt's almost that time of year to trick-or-treat! Halloween is lurking ar...

Hanover Halloween 2020
Safety Tips and Guidelines

It's almost that time of year to trick-or-treat! Halloween is lurking around the corner. Hanover residents and community members should follow safe and healthy guidelines, especially while participating in Halloween activities, to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

As a reminder, any Halloween activities are subject to the current state gathering size limits as well as applicable sector-specific workplace safety standards.

Stay-up-to date on the latest guidelines and review Halloween COVID-19 safety tips. Visit hanover-ma.gov/halloween2020

Hanover This Week! 10/12/20

Take a look at the week ahead, get involved, and stay in the know! See what's happening with our town boards and committees. Check out our calendar to view all upcoming meetings and events: http://ow.ly/C2XO50vcK1F

Upcoming virtual meetings for the week of October 12, 2020 (remote meeting access and participation information available on meeting agendas):

● Historical Commission, October 13, 2020: https://www.hanover-ma.gov/historical-commission

● School Committee, October 14, 2020: https://www.hanover-ma.gov/school-committee

● Board of Library Trustees, October 15, 2020: https://www.hanover-ma.gov/board-of-library-trustees

Join the Town of Hanover’s mailing lists to receive news, announcements, and alerts from town departments, boards, and committees. Go to https://www.hanover-ma.gov/followus to sign-up.

South Shore Food Truck Association

South Shore Food Truck Association

The weather looks pretty dismal. Food truck Tuesday is cancelled for 10/13. We recommend Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and potato chips for dinner at home 🤷‍♀️See ya Thursday! #hanover #pembroke #norwell #abington #rocklandma #eatlocal #southshorema

Town of Hanover, MA DPW

Town of Hanover, MA DPW

The Hanover Transfer Station and Ames Way Brush Pile will be closed on Monday, October 12th in observance of Columbus Day. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, October 13th.

Hanover, Massachusetts

Hanover Food Pantry

Hanover Food Pantry

Hello neighbors! Because of the holiday, the Pantry will be open for donations on TUESDAY 10/13 from 9:30-11:30. The Pantry is located at 580 Webster Street in the basement of the Baptist Church. There is also a drop off bin by the exit at Shaws. The Pantry is especially in need of pasta sauce, canned protein (chicken, hams, SPAM, tuna in water), chowder, beef stew, rice pilaf and mixes, canned carrots and paper towels. (no beans please) Thank you!

Hanover Public Schools
Hanover Public Schools

Hanover Public Schools

World Mental Health Day
October 10, 2020

Saturday, October 10th is World Mental Health Day. World Mental Health Day is observed every year with the objective of raising awareness regarding mental health issues and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. This year, World Mental Health Day is more significant than ever. Many people have been struggling with symptoms of anxiety and depression as well as other mental health conditions as a result of the pandemic. The uncertainty we are all experiencing every day as things continue to change has brought on even more stress.

Despite all of this, the resilience we have seen in our students, families, and staff have been nothing short of amazing and we know that we will get through this together. If you or someone you know is suffering, please know that you are not alone. We are here to help you and we encourage you to reach out if you need to talk or would like assistance in finding the appropriate resources. Some links to the information you might find useful may be found by going to https://www.hanoverschools.org/district/news/world-mental-health-day-october-10-2020


Dr. Susan Egan, Psy. D.
Clinical Director, Hanover Public Schools
[email protected]


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Hanover, MA

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Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 12:00


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As we approach the school season, we are reminded that our "Hanover Indians" logo is in jeopardy of being changed. There is negativity in the air. It's time to take a deep breath! I applaud those who think about the repercussions of possible labeling but sometimes that flies in the face of common sense. American team logos were not created to punish any ethnic or racial group. Rather, they are a celebration of people. As native Americans reclaim land and become more active politically, we are seeing others join them in solidarity, and that is good, but tearing down history isn't. I remember, as a kid, two doctors being alerted to dimples in my shoulders, when I fractured a clavicle, because they had never seen this unique Cherokee "Indian" trait, passed down from my great, great grandmother. My parents didn't think twice about it! "Hanover Indians" is a fine and proud name, dedicated to fine and proud past residents. Please don't take it away from them!
On behalf of the members of the Jack Conway & Company and the Conway & Bulman Families, my husband Mike and I wish to extend our deepest appreciation for the selfless works of Hanover Fire, Police, Building Department and Town Hall during a very difficult day for our family and our company. In addition, we appreciate the support of fire departments from all around the South Shore who helped contain the fire today. Your courage, support and kindness have touched our hearts and we are forever grateful. My mother, Pat Conway, and I also want to thank the members of Hanover Fire for taking the time to save the bronze plaque my father placed on the building back in 1972. Today we lost an iconic building in Conway History representing some special memories, and the Hanover Community, as well as many friends and co-workers, supported us every step of the way. Working together, we will be rebuild and with return to the Town of Hanover. Carol Conway Jake Bulman
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Afternoon Everyone, I hope everyone is keeping strong, positive and happy as one can expect during these tragic times. I hope all of you are safe and healthy and will continue to be that way while we all weigh out all this ugliness. Sadly, as you already know, we have families on a pay-check to pay-check basis and are in dire need of help FAST! Bills to pay, mouths to feed. I don't know the best way to donate is right now, there's so many options... but a good start, I believe are the local food banks. I currently live in Weymouth, MA and I am adding their link here. www.weymouthfoodpantry.org I am also adding Cape Cod, where I was born.. Here's a link to their website www.thefamilypantry.com That leads me to my next point, my music video I created. This song was created to hopefully bring some sort of peaceful, relaxing and calming feelings to you while we quarantine. Making music and making videos is all new to me, but something I am very passionate about .. a new found love for me.. and I hope you will listen to it and it brings comfort. Now, my next point, like many buskers you have seen street performing... they survive on tips. I don't. Therefore, I am not asking for anything for myself, but for those that really need help. So please, if you take the time to listen to my song and enjoy, please be so kind and find your local food bank, or another donation option of your choice and make a donation and feel proud! Every dollar counts. During times that are critical. Let's come together. Please help those that really need it. keep strong, keep healthy, be kind, be happy and for god sake, please stay home until we are told its safe.. Sincerely, Michael Fulcher
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