Grow, Gift, Repair


Scituate Town Meeting banned recreational marijuana businesses in town, approved taking $1.1 million out of the rainy day funds to pay for damage from the March storms, and decided to spend another almost $1 million to design a new senior center.

The meeting stretched over two evenings — on April 9 and 10 — and also approved spending $2.2 million for irrigation improvements at the town-owned Widow’s Walk Golf Course and $419,000 to design a new high school field complex.

Marijuana businesses were banned two different ways. Town Meeting voted 199-32 to ban them through zoning rules, and by voice vote through the town’s general bylaws.