Special Norwell Town Meeting Announced for the Fall

Norwell selectmen have scheduled a special Norwell Town Meeting for this fall to discuss and have Norwell residents vote on time-sensitive warrant items. The meeting, usually limited to the spring, will take place Monday, November 21, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at the Norwell Middle School. Articles on the warrant most likely will include pressing issues such as funding for the construction of the new police station to be built as an addition to the current Norwell Fire Department headquarters on Washington Street. Other possible articles may concern the Sergeant Samuel Stetson House, Norwell’s oldest residence which is facing the possibility of being demolished. The current owner of the Sergeant Samuel Stetson House has plans for the property, and is waiting on the town to decide if it is worth the risk to try and move the historically significant home. Members of the Norwell Historical Commission, the Community Preservation Committee, the Norwell Cemetery Committee and the Norwell Board of Selectmen agree that efforts should be made to preserve the home. The Town Meeting will likely discuss the idea of purchasing the house and moving it to town-owned property.


Norwell Race Honors Lives Lost on 9/11

Norwell is remembering those lost and recognizing the brave men and women that serve our country with the first 9-11 Memorial Shadow Run Race. Shadow Run Race is an organization that develops healthy and spirited races throughout the United States. Organized by Matt Hagan, a Special Operations Medic and paratrooper, and other veterans, Shadow Run Race raises money for those serving in the military as well as first responders. Norwell’s 9-11 Memorial Shadow Run Race consists of a 9.11K race, a 5K race, a 1K race for kids ages 6 to 9, and a 500-meter run for kids under age 5. Runners and walkers will be competing for the best time with participants in Norwell as well as across the country and overseas. Members of the military stationed at bases will be partaking in the 9-11 Memorial Shadow Run Race as well.

The race begins Sunday, September 11, 2011 at Norwell High School, 18 South Street, Norwell. Packet pick-up opens at 6 a.m. with the 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony starting at 8 a.m. The Disabled Warrior Wheelchair begins at 8:30 a.m., the 9.11K starts at 8:35 a.m., the 5K starts at 8:45 a.m., and the 5K walk starts at 8:55 a.m. The children’s 1K Fun Shadow Run commences at 9:05 a.m. with the Little Heroes Shadow Run 500m run starting at 9:15 a.m. The cost for participants is $25 for adults and $10 for the children’s races. Proceeds benefit the Veterans in Service organization, the Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial, and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

For more information about the 9-11 Memorial Shadow Run Race events, visit www.shadowrunrace.com

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