Beachgrass planting will be Sunday

Hull Beachgrass Planting Day has been postponed until Sunday due to anticipated wind and cold on Saturday.
Volunteers will plant beachgrass along the Nantasket Beach dune from Phipps Street northward. from 9 a.,m. to noon. The Beach Management Committee hopes you will join your neighbors in this important annual event.

Volunteers should report to the registration area, located at the intersection of Beach Avenue and A Street, between 9 and 11 a.m.

If possible, please bring tools suitable for planting beachgrass culms, and containers (e.g., cloth bags, 5 gal buckets) to carry your bundle(s) of seedlings.

Thank you for your support. Sunday promises to be a great day for planting beachgrass!

Hull marks Independence Day with a trio of events

There are three events worth your time today:

HAMPTON CIRCLE PARADE. The whole town is welcome to don red, white, and blue and head to Hampton Circle for a neighborhood “parade” that features face-painting for kids, lots of flag bearing, raising, and waving, and picture-perfect small-town patriotism. Face painting begins at 9, the march around Hampton Circle begins at 10 a.m. The annual group photo will be taken just prior to the parade. [Don’t forget your flags.] 

SAY HULL-O TO THE TROLLEY. Join the Hull Nantasket Chamber of Commerce and local dignitaries as they inaugurate trolley service along the peninsula that will run from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekends this summer. The trolley debuts at 12:15 p.m. in front of the Bernie King Pavilion at Nantasket Beach. Don't leave afterwards, because the Bernie King is also the venue for the...

INDEPENDENCE DAY CONCERT. It’s a Hull tradition for Four Guys in Tuxes to perform the kickoff and season finale concerts at the bandstand on Nantasket Beach. The Independence Day concert begins at 2 p.m. This free event is part of the Leonard Hersch Memorial Band Concert Series and is sponsored by the town of Hull, the state Dept. of Conservation and Recreation, local merchants, and private donations. To make a contribution, send a check payable to the Town of Hull/Band Concerts to Town Hall, 253 Atlantic Ave., Hull, MA 02045. 

So, sally forth and have a Happy 4th!

$400K state grant will help make Nantasket Avenue a 'Complete Street'

State Sen. Patrick O'Connor posted the following to his Facebook page this afternoon:

"Pleased to announce that MassDOT has just awarded the Town of Hull $399,586 to make improvements to Nantasket Avenue as part of their Complete Streets grant program.

"These improvements will include the addition of bike lanes, the replacement of deteriorating sidewalks, and making Nantasket Ave. more ADA-accessible.

"Nantasket Avenue is one of the most heavily-traveled roads on the South Shore. It is vital to make these repairs and improvements so that Hull can fully utilize the vast potential that Nantasket Beach offers to our community.

"Thank you to the Baker-Polito administration for continuing to provide the necessary funds to upgrade the infrastructure that our communities rely on."

The Times will follow up on this breaking news in our Oct. 5 edition.