The fate of a pair of proposals for an athletic field complex at Hingham High School will be in the hands of voters at tonight’s Annual Town Meeting. While both of the articles would enable the town to rebuild baseball and field hockey fields, to construct a new multipurpose field, and to replace bleachers, the article proposed by a number of residents would reduce the number of bleacher seats and would not include lights for the field. The proposal submitted by school officials would replace bleachers that do not meet accessibility requirements and enable the town to meet so-called gender-equality requirements by providing additional facilities for girls’ sports. Neighbors, who oppose the school-supported plan, say it’s bigger than is necessary, and that it would result in additional traffic and noise in the vicinity of the school.
Voters will also consider a number of Community Preservation Fund articles, including one for $1.1 million to build a “Hingham Heritage Museum and Visitor Center” at Old Derby Academy.
Town meeting begins at 7:00 tonight at Hingham High School.