National Grid - Planned Electric Outage in Hamilton on Lake Drive, Leigh Road and Idlewood Avenue on Wednesday January 15, 2020 from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Burn Permits - Fire Department issued Open Burning Permits are now available online! Open burning will be from January 15, 2020, through May 1, 2020, as in year’s past. Each day during the open burning season, permit holders will need to register online on days they want to burn. You can find directions on the town website by going to the Fire Department page in the related link section midway down on the page. For anyone without access to a computer, permits can be processed at the station on a limited basis only.

If you want to keep up to speed on the effort to restore power in Hamilton, but don’t want to load the online map every time, there is another option. You can get updates via text message.

To do it, send a text message to National Grid at 64743 and put in the message “sum Hamilton” and it will return the estimated time of restoration (ETR). Some Android phones may have trouble sending the message, but there is a workaround posted in a quick YouTube video.