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The Top Five Stories From the Past Week

The week in review in Hamilton and Wenham, looking back at some of the top stories.

The Top Five Stories From the Past Week

Here's a look back at the past week in news in Hamilton and Wenham, with the top five stories.

1. Wenham Boil Water Order Lifted

After five days, the last week in Wenham. The order was following the discovery of E. Coli in the water. Two back-to-back tests that were completely clean were needed for the boil water order to be lifted and that came last Saturday and Sunday. The Water Department was still searching for what caused the contamination, which may never be known.

    2. Generals Football Stays Undefeated

    The excitement builds around the high school football team, which came off a bye week last week with a 46-13 win at home on Saturday afternoon. It was redemption for the Generals, who went to Peabody last year undefeated .

      3. Painter is Airlifted After Fall at Farm

      The scaffolding a painter was using to scrape paint from a barn at on Monday afternoon collapsed, . The man was treated by and Lyons ambulance crews and was taken to a field at the campus, where he was taken by MedFlight helicopter to a Boston hospital. .

        4. School Committee Works To Find a Permanent Superintendent

        There’s still no final plan for how the will find it next permanent superintendent. And last week, School Committee members . Committee member Bill Dery said that existing interim superintendent Peter Gray, who he said has performed well, should stay interim for another year through the end of his contract before a search is launched. Committee member Dacia Rubel said the search for a permanent superintendent should be launched immediately so that someone can be in place next spring, as she said was promised to the community. No final decision was made but committee members said they were considering conducting a community survey to gauge its feelings.

        5. ‘Tax Reform for Education’  Continues Towards Lawsuit Goal

          A group of citizens from Hamilton and Wenham last year formed a non-profit group called “Tax Reform for Education” that was upset with the way the state was funding education. After speaking with attorneys, the group . The group is to file the lawsuit and get it through many of the key filing expected in the case. The group says .

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