Success of Winter Athletes Recognized by Braintree Town Council

The council also discussed a National Grid petition to do gas line work on Quincy Avenue, part of which was tabled to allow more discussion with town officials.

student athletes were awarded citations by the on Tuesday night at for their success during the 2011-2012 winter season.

"You gave us a really exciting season and a lot of fun," Council President Charles Kokoros said.

Added Councilor-at-Large Sean Powers, "It's a show of strength and a testament to our town."

Individual athletes in girls and boys wrestling and gymnastics took to the auditorium for the ceremony, as well as the girls and boys ice hockey teams. School Committee Chair Shannon Hume, member Tom Devin and Superintendent Dr. Peter Kurzberg were also on hand for the honors.

For a full list of students, see the lists attached to this article along with the photos by Joe Cody. At the next council meeting on May 1, additional winter athletes will be honored.

In other business, the Committee on Ways & Means continued until next week a public hearing on supplemental Community Preservation Act money for . Committee Chair Paul "Dan" Clifford requested more information on the status of the project, which has received $82,500 so far in CPA funds . The church is requesting another $4,400 for completion, which the Community Preservation Committee approved in February.

National Grid received permission to do gas line work in the Weymouth Landing area while a continues there, but a request for additional work headed north on Quincy Avenue was delayed while the town and National Grid come to an agreement on how it should be done, considering the road was recently re-paved by the state.

Emergency responders to the were also honored for their efforts to save elderly residents. In addition to the , more than two dozen outside agencies provided assistance, and no one was injured.


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