Overnight Trains Through Hamilton Will Test New Safety System

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the MBTA will be conducting overnight testing this week, which involves operating equipment along the MBTA Newburyport commuter rail line from Boston to Newburyport, including through Hamilton. These overnight tests are necessary to check installed Positive Train Control (PTC) systems along the tracks. The federally mandated PTC infrastructure installation … Continued

Power Outage Caused by Lightning Strike

National Grid has determined that the cause of a power outage this evening, Tuesday, Oct. 23, was a lightning strike during the evening thunderstorms. The outage lasted about an hour and fifteen minutes and affected about 100 homes in Hamilton. The town of Hamilton has been in contact with National Grid throughout the power outage … Continued

Columbus Day Bumps Back Trash Pickup This Week

Trash, recycling and organics pickup will be delayed by a day for the week of Oct. 8 because of the Columbus Day holiday on Monday. That means trash, recycling and organics pickup will run from Thursday through Saturday in Hamilton from Oct. 11-13. If your usual pickup day is Wednesday it will instead be Thursday … Continued

Hydrant Flushing to Last Four Weeks, Discolored Water Possible

The Department of Public Works will start fire hydrant flushing on Monday night, Sept. 24 and do it weeknight for the next four weeks. The flushing will run from 8:30 p.m. through 1 a.m. from Monday, Sept. 24 through Thursday, Sept. 27. The work will begin near the Hamilton Water Treatment Plant in the Lake … Continued

Hamilton Police Assist in Merrimack Valley

Hamilton Police officers have been sent to the Merrimack Valley to help in the aftermath of dozens of gas-fed explosions and fires on Thursday evening, Sept. 13. “We have sent police officers on a mutual aid request to assist with going door-to-door,” Hamilton Police Chief Russell Stevens said on Friday morning, Sept. 14. Electric service … Continued