By Carol Meyer
This year's Town Meeting -- set for Saturday, June 20, at the Hingham High School field -- will have a different look and feel, but presentation and consideration of the warrant articles will remain the same.
New this year due to COVID-19: cooling, water, and hand sanitizing stations; tents where attendees will be able to seek temporary respite from the heat; seats spaced 10 feet apart; and shaded areas close by. Face masks are required.
The meeting starts at 2 p.m.; registration begins at 12:30 p.m.
Volunteers and staff will be present to help voters find the spot that best meets their needs and to help those in wheelchairs to the handicapped accessible bathrooms, which will be sanitized regularly. Microphones will be sanitized after each use.
There are specific health guidelines spelling out when a citizen should not attend Town Meeting.
A Town Meeting outdoor framework with all the details is posted on the town website -- hingham-ma.gov.
Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 20. The rain date is June 21. Be sure to bring your copy of the Town Meeting warrant, sunscreen, a hat, a face mask, water, and umbrellas for shade. See you there!