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 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.

The North Shore Mother Home Visiting Partnership (NS MVP) is available to provide free visits with new mothers in Hamilton.

The program is accepting referrals for one time home visits to mothers or caregivers with new infants in the home in Hamilton.

Anyone with a baby may call the Hamilton Health Department at 978-468-5579 to set up the free, one-time visit with Christine Lee (Public Health Nurse) who will ideally visit within 12 weeks (but up to one year) after giving birth or adopting a baby, regardless of the mother’s age, insurance, income or number of children.

The visit will last about 90 minutes and will take place in the mother’s home or at a mutually agreed upon location. All services are free and confidential.

After registration is complete, a new mom or soon-to-be-mom may enroll at Baby Box University. A short video with several follow-up questions must be completed in order to receive a free Baby Box. Baby Boxes are based on the Finnish tradition of providing a safe sleep space for infants. The nurses will bring a Baby Box filled with baby supplies and community resources to the home visit, along with book donations from local libraries and gift cards from Pea Pod by Stop and Shop. Donations to the program have also come from The Catalyst Fund, Blue Cross /Blue Shield, Hamilton-Wenham Public Library and Lahey Health System, Inc.

You may also go to the website www.nsmvp.org to sign up for a visit and learn more about the program.