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Candidate Statement: Amy Ritterbusch for School Committee

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My name is Amy Ritterbusch and I am running for the one open seat on our School Committee this year. I have lived in Hopkinton for nine years and like most residents I am a supporter of high quality public education in our town. My husband, Tim, and I have three children (Grades 7, 5 and 2) in the Hopkinton Public Schools. I have a BA from UMass Amherst. In addition to my many volunteer roles in town, I have a freelance web design business.

ESL’s Rising Star Troupe Presents Goldilocks on Trial April 12

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Should Goldilocks be found guilty of breaking and entering at the home of the Three Bears? Find out at the performance of Goldilocks on Trial at Hopkins School in Hopkinton on April 12 at 7:00 p.m. This comedy is being presented by Enter Stage Left Theater’s Rising Star Troupe, a new actor training program for actors in grades 4 – 8. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door or at www.hopartscenter.org.

Conservation Commission Urges Residents to Protect Hopkinton's Waterways

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Please do your part this Spring and Summer to help protect our Town’s waterways, wetlands and drinking water aquifers.

• Consider using environmentally friendly fertilizers and pesticides for your yard;
• Clean-up and properly dispose of pet waste;
• Avoid flushing pharmaceutical and over-the-counter medications; and
• Adhere to lawn watering guidelines issued by the Town Water Department.

Hopkinton Boys Defeat the 2012 Spring TVL Champs in Tough 74-62 Contest

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Boys track wins against Norton today 74-62 bringing their record to 3-0.

"A great meet, with many outstanding performances," said Coach Mike Donahue.

For detailed scores, see attached spreadsheet below.

Hopkinton Historical Society & the Ashland Historical Society Presentation

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On Sunday, April 21 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., please join the Hopkinton Historical Society and the Ashland Historical Society at the Ashland Historical Society, 2 Myrtle Lane, Ashland.

Brian Plumb, a Hopkinton resident, will presents his new picture book of the Wayside Inn, show slides and tell the stories behind the pictures.

• In 1716, David Howe of the Hopkinton Howes, began what was then called a "house of entertainment” along the Old Boston Post Road, one of the first mail routes in the country (operating since 1673).

Hopkinton Public Library Plans for the Future

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To help identify and meet future community needs, the Hopkinton Public Library will soon launch a strategic planning process. Library Director Rownak Hussain - with the assistance of library consultant Barbara Friedman and a volunteer planning committee - will lead a three-month process to identify library strengths, opportunities and aspirations and determine how to measure them. Two focus groups, consisting of town officials, community leaders, students, library staff, library users, non-library users and a range of residents, will add their input.

Fatal Accident on the Pike in Hopkinton

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The Massachusetts State Police are at the scene of a fatal tractor trailer rollover on the Massachusetts Turnpike.
The rollover was reported around 1:15 p.m. on the westbound side of the Mass. Pike near exit 11A. According to police radio reports, there was an unresponsive man trapped under the truck.

The state police said the driver has died. They said expect the ramp at 11A (Interstate 495) will be closed for “an extended period of time.”

Hopkinton Hires New Parks & Rec Director

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The Town of Hopkinton welcomes its new Parks and Recreation Director, Jennifer Floyd. Ms. Floyd is slated to step into her new role on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

3rd Annual Drive-Thru Prayer April 27

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Woodville Baptist Church is holding its 3rd Annual Drive-Thru Prayer, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life/Hopkinton. Drive Thru Prayer will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. right in the parking lot of the church at 249 Wood Street, Hopkinton.

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