News from the Hopkinton Middle School Green Team

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In April, members of the Hopkinton Middle School Green Team were recognized at the State House for their efforts to make Middle School and the community a greener place. After receiving a Green Difference Award, students had the opportunity to meet with Representative Carolyn Dykema. Representative Dykema praised the team for its commitment to the environment and spoke with students about the importance of sustainable living.

May will be another exciting month for the Green Team. We will run a small electronics recycling drive. From May 6 – May 10, we will be collecting:

Sharing Support for Scordino for School Committee

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I write to share our support of Ellen Scordino for the open seat on the School Committee.

With young children in Hopkinton’s school system, we have a dedicated interest in selecting the right person for the school committee position. We need a person with foresight who can best fulfill the needs of our community to ensure Hopkinton continues to grow as a top notch school system by the time today’s Center School students reach high school.

Volunteers Needed for Timlin Race

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The Sharon Timlin 5k Race to Cure ALS is looking for VOLUNTEERS! Help us to Celebrate and participate in our 10th anniversary!

Date: Saturday, June 15
Time: 7:00am-12:00 pm - volunteer hours are broken up into 2 hour shifts -

The Timlin Race is in need of volunteers on and/or before RACE DAY. Please click on the link below to register to volunteer TODAY!

This is a great opportunity for students who need community service work.

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Michael Franchock: Reconnecting with Hopkinton High School Graduates

Where are they now? That was the question Mike Franchock, the AP Language teacher at Hopkinton High School, asked himself about some of his past students. But instead of wondering, he decided to find out. Watch the HCAM News video to learn what motivated him to track down some of his former students, how he has reconnected and what he hopes to achieve by keeping their memories and their recent accomplishments alive.

To read his first article featuring Archana Vamanrao click here and be sure to watch for more to come!

Archana Vamanrao: Still a Hopkinton Superstar

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This article is the first in a series of articles written by Michael Franchock, the AP Language Teacher at Hopkinton High School, as he reconnects with past students.

This is the first in a series of articles about the outstanding young people who have graduated from the Hopkinton School District in the past decade and what they are doing now. So many amazing students come through our schools every year, and it is important to recognize and celebrate the achievements of the kids who have helped make Hopkinton one of the best school districts in the state.

Real Estate Taxes Due May 1

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With the change in billing to one bill mailed in December for real estate taxes, the Treasurer's Office would like to remind residents that real estate taxes are due on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. You will not be receiving a reminder in the mail since bills were sent out in late December and included both the February and May bill.

For questions,please contact the Treasurer's Office at Town Hall:

Veterans Breakfast Friday May 3

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Invitation and Reminder from Hank Allessio for the upcoming May Veterans Breakfast:

Dear Vets and Friends:

The Senior Center mess hall will serve breakfast for Veterans on Friday, 3 May 2013, at or before 0900 hours. The menu includes eggs, bacon, hash, home fries, biscuits, plenty of coffee -- and chipped beef. Please invite your friends who don't receive this email.

Photos: 7 Brides for 7 Brothers - Saturday Night Performance

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Thanks to Mike Rosenzweig we have photos from the Saturday night performance of 7 Brides for 7 Brothers at the Hopkinton Middle School. Pictures can be viewed at Scene in Hopkinton. Thanks Mike! Great job!

Scene in Hopkinton Top Photo Albums - April 2013

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Did you know that HCAM-TV has a photo website called "Scene in Hopkinton'? It's our photo web site where we have hundreds of photos from many Hopkinton events, as well as just "scenes" of life in Hopkinton. Some are taken by HCAM staff and others are submitted by our viewers.

We track activity on this website on a monthly basis and it's always fun to know what "scenes" are most popular. For the month of April 2013, these are the top viewed photo albums:

Planning Board Says Proposed Lumber Street Development Plan Needs More Work Before Town Meeting

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The Planning Board met during their meeting on April 22 to vote to take no action to support the Neighborhood Mixed Use District proposed at the Lumber Street and West Main Street intersection which is on the Annual Town Meeting Warrant as Article 55. Doug Resnick, Marilyn Stickler, James Lambert, Rob Hewitt, and John Connery presented the plan.


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