2013 Middlesex Sheriffs Youth Public Safety Academy!

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The Town of Ashland is once again participating in the free Middlesex Sheriffs Office Youth Public Safety Academy. Children who have never attended the camp before will be given priority. All forms, including the medical, must be submitted together.

Applications may be found on the website listed below, there are no hard copies available at Ashland PD at this time.

Dykema Supports Bipartisan Legislation to Move 17-Year-Olds into Juvenile Justice System

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Representative Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) joined her colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives last week to unanimously support bipartisan legislation increasing the age of juvenile jurisdiction from the 17th birthday to the 18th birthday. Massachusetts is one of only 11 states in which 17-year-olds are automatically prosecuted as adults.

Opinion: 2013 Town Meeting A Big Disappointment

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I have been attending Town Meetings for about 40 years and this year’s Town Meeting was a big disappointment from beginning to end. When it was announced that one budget (both school and the rest of the town) was being proposed to make the meeting more expedient, it became obvious it was at the expense of the voter. It seemed this year that any past decisions made at other Town Meetings were no longer pertinent.

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Detective Brennan Receives Award

At the May 21 Board of Selectmen's meeting, Detective Timothy Brennan, along with 5 other local, State and Federal investigators received an Investigative Award from Irish American Police Officers Association for their investigation into home invasions in Hopkinton and Franklin, as well as many other burglaries in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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Touch-A-Truck Raises Over $3,000 for Hopkinton Public Library

Watch the HCAM News video of the 2nd annual Touch-A-Truck Fundraiser held in the parking lot of Colella's to raise money for the Hopkinton Public Library Renovation Project.

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HEF Grants Announced for 2013-2014 School Year

Thursday, May 16th was a day of surprises for two of Hopkinton's educators as the Hopkinton Education Foundation (HEF) announced its grants for the 2013-2014 school year. A total of six grants totaling over $77,000 were awarded to educators across the district, but two of the recipients receiving the largest grants the organization has ever awarded were surprised with an early morning visit by the Grants Committee Chairperson Jennifer Breslin who was accompanied by the HCAM camera.

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Memorial Day Activities in Hopkinton

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Monday, May 27, 2013, Hopkinton will hold its annual Memorial Day commemorative events. Events will include prayers, readings, playing of “Taps”, gun salutes, a parade and will culminate with the raising of the flag and the singing of the National Anthem at the Town Common.

Events will begin at the Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville at 9:45 a.m. At 10:30 several veteran memorial locations on Mayhew Street will each be honored. The parade to the Town Common Gazebo will start at 11:15 and end at noon with the traditional raising of the flag and the singing of the National Anthem.

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Newly Elected and Sworn In

On May 22nd, newly elected School Committee member Ellen Scordino officially accepted her role after being sworn in at Town Hall.

Two days later, elected Town Moderator Dr. Bruce Karlin was officially sworn in by Town Clerk Ann Click and it was then Karlin's turn to swear in Hopkinton's new Town Clerk Geri Holland. Karlin's swearing in ceremony officially marked the culmination of retiring Town Clerk Ann Click's sixteen year tenure in the position. s Karlin then swore in new Town Clerk Geri Holland.

Alta Legacy Farms Affordable Housing Lottery to be held on July 18

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Applications are now being accepted for 60 new affordable apartments at Alta Legacy Farms. Completed applications and the required income documentation must be received, not postmarked, by 2PM on Monday, July 8, 2013 with the lottery drawing to follow on Thursday, July 18 in Room 215 in Hopkinton’s Town Hall, located at 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA.

Monthly rent is $1,255 for 1-bedroom units and $1,398 for two-bedroom units and does not include any utilities except for water and sewer. Maximum income limits for households are as follows:

Senator Spilka Votes to Pass Balanced Budget

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The Massachusetts Senate on Friday voted to pass a $33.989 billion budget for fiscal year 2014 (FY14), announced Senator Karen Spilka. Once again the Senate has adhered to its unfaltering pledge to prioritize funding for cities and towns. It also makes strategic investments to increase economic security and support economic development.


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