In the May 2015 Print EditionMay 01, 2015 06:22AM ● By Pamela Johnson
Hooray, hooray, it's finally May! And not a minute too soon after the winter we've endured. Even the heartiest New Englanders admit that the winter of 2015 was a tough one. I'll bet that, if anyone kept track of the statistic, we've hatched more snowbirds this winter than in many previous winters combined. (For those of you who don't know the term, a snowbird is a New Englander who spends the winter in a warmer climate.) I'd become one myself if I could.
But the good news is, we don't have to think about it for another 7 or 8 months. We can now enjoy a New England spring, which is usually signalled by the town's annual election at the beginning of every May (this year, May 5). In the May issue of the Bellingham Bulletin, we've included profiles of the candidates in contested races (there are only two--School Committee and Planning Board) and the candidates' email addresses in case you want to ask any of them specific questions before you cast your vote. We usually ask the candidates to submit a profile that will help Bellingham residents decide who they should vote for and why, our reasoning being that you can tell a lot about the quality and intelligence of the candidate simply by what information they choose to share about themselves.
Besides election profiles, we have interesting articles about local people and about events, either just past (Bellingham High's NHS/SADD Talent Show by Steven Chisholm) or upcoming (Memorial Parade/Ceremony plans by Ken Hamwey); School Committee reports by Lynn Ulsh, including announcement of the new BHS Principal; the monthly Municipal and Sports spotlights by Ken Hamwey, along with sports feature articles and "Where Are They Now" column; the BBA's monthly meeting report by publisher Pamela Johnson; what's going on at the Bellingham Library and Senior Center; and loads more.
We also have some new information for the website that either came in after the print edition was set or since then, so be sure to scroll around our home page and check it out.
Just to help you get started, here are some samples of what we've included in the May print edition. (To view the May issue, scroll below and click on newspaper icon.)
Read Steven Chisholm's article on the annual National Honor Society/Students Against Distructive Decisions Talent Show at Bellingham High School Read More »
The Bellingham Fire Department took advantage of an opportunity that arose to get specialized training dealing with machinery entrapments and ring removals. Read More »
Want to stop siblings from competing and start complementing each other? Read the article on the workshop presented by the Milford Family & Community Network's Monica Trombetta. Read More »
Bellingham Town Administrator Denis Fraine and Senior Center Director Laura DeMattia update members of the Bellingham Business Association on the state of the town. Read More »
The Bellingham Drama Club to stage an encore performance of "Godspell" at the end of May. Read More »
Read Ken Hamwey's Municipal Spotlight on outgoing school committee member Dan Ranieri, long-time public servant. Read More »
Dr. Hylander, professor of history at both Stonehill and Boston College, kicked off a series of talks on World War II, his first topic being Pearl Harbor. Read More »
When checking back with Josh Harris of Harris & Co. Landscaping five years after originally featuring his business in the Bulletin, we found that Harris's business is better than ever. Read More »
Read all about the featured events planned for people of all ages at the Bellingham Public Library in May. Read More »
Peruse this listing of programs and events scheduled in May at the Bellingham Senior Center. For some programs, there is no cost to attend, for others there is a minimal fee. Read More »