“But I recognize, as other do, that that field needs to be redone,” he said. “It’s not in good shape, and I support the petitioners’ article.”
Others, such as Hingham High’s athletic director, Margaret Conaty, said the alternative proposal is ill advised.
Conaty said night games would not only be bonding for the community, but would allow schedule flexibility. The current press box is too small, she added, and the bleachers have been filled to capacity even for games where attendance was expected to be low.
“I have had a lot of support and encouragement that this is what the community wants, so we’ve moved forward to develop a beautiful facility,” she said.
Debate is expected on the issue for several hours Monday night, but if there’s one thing both sides can agree on, it’s that Hingham will have a decision by next week.
“Bottom line,” Falvey said, “is the town will decide.”