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.

Hamilton residents that want to use the Pleasant Pond Recreation Area this summer can now buy a sticker for their vehicle.

Pleasant Pond Beach

You can find a sticker application online at the Town of Wenham website.

The stickers are available to Hamilton residents that own or rent in Hamilton. The charge is $25 for the first vehicle and $10 for each additional vehicle. There is a reduced rate of $10 for residents age 65 and older, with no charge for additional stickers.

To get a sticker, show your vehicle registration with a Hamilton address at the Wenham Police station, 1 Friend St. in Wenham (next to the fire station and across from Town Hall), or at the Town Clerk’s office on the first floor of Wenham Town Hall, 138 Main St.

The beach, at the end of Pleasant Street in Wenham, can also be accessed by a path from Lake Drive in Hamilton. The stickers cover the parking area at the end of Pleasant Street and does not cover the spaces reserved for fishermen from any community with a valid state fishing license.

Pleasant Pond Beach view

The 43-acre pond sits in both Hamilton and Wenham and has an average depth of 20 feet. It is up to 45 feet deep in the middle. The park, which includes a parking area, beach, boat launch, picnic tables and a grassy area, is on the west end of the pond right along the Hamilton-Wenham town line. It is open to residents from Hamilton and Wenham with a valid parking sticker.

Revenue from the sticker fee goes to cover the cost of a gatekeeper at the parking lot.

The beach is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the summer. Pets, open fires, alcoholic beverages and smoking are all prohibited at the beach.

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