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Save the Day at Hopkinton High

For Emily Day, May 3 was her day. The high school senior, currently undergoing treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma, was at the cafeteria during lunch as fellow classmates and teachers chopped and buzzed-off their hair in support of her. The "Save the Day" fundraiser, which benefits the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, was organized by Wellness Teacher Diane Maillet.

Haircuts were provided by by Ann-Michele's Uptown Hair Design. And those willing to cut their hair included biology teacher Bryan King, School Resource Officer Phil Powers, who shaved both his signature mustache and head, physics teacher Liz Petruska, who cut off 10 inches of hair, and Junior David DerKinderen, who chopped off his long locks. And even Emily got into the action of lending a helping hand.

Also on sale at the fundraiser, "Save the Day" t-shirts and bracelets. A limited number are still available and can be purchased by contacting the High School. So far, Team Emily has raised over $4,000 in support of Dana Farber. And the team will be participating in a road race in June as well.

Palleiko Endorses Ritterbusch for School Committee

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Dear Editor,

I am happy to support Amy Ritterbusch for the School Committee.

I have known Amy for several years now and I continue to be impressed with her skills and work ethic. Amy has been actively involved in the schools for many years as a volunteer in school-related groups, through the HPTA and as a founder of the group Educate Hopkinton. She has already put in countless hours supporting the schools, and I am confident she will continue to work hard on behalf of all of us in her new role.

Hopkinton Community Register & Telephone Directory Photo Contest 2014

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The Hopkinton Women’s Club is sponsoring a photography contest for the 2014 Community Register & Telephone Directory cover. Submissions will only be accepted from Hopkinton, MA residents. The winner of the contest will receive $50, but more importantly will have the chance to showcase his or her work on the cover of the directory that is made available to every household in town.

Submissions must meet the following criteria:

The Sung Tradition of Excellence

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This is the second article in a series from AP Language teacher Michael Franchock as he reconnects with past students. Enjoy!

The Hopkinton community has been fortunate to have many outstanding siblings who have excelled in our school system, including many families who have boasted multiple valedictorians. The Sprachmanns, the Baldigas and, most recently, the Sungs all have had two children who were valedictorians of their class, and for the second installment of our series on outstanding students, I chose to focus on the most recent of these siblings, the Sungs.

Opinion: Ritterbusch for School Committee

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I am voting for Amy Ritterbusch for School Committee not just because of her initiative and tireless efforts to improve Hopkinton’s schools, but also for her ability to identify and implement solutions.

Amy’s active volunteerism through her nine years as a Hopkinton resident, which includes attending school committee meetings and serving as an HPTA volunteer at several schools, gives her a clear understanding of how our school system works.

Annual Town Meeting Starts Monday at 7PM

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Hopkinton's Annual Town Meeting begins on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 7PM in the Middle School auditorium. HCAM will be broadcasting live on Comcast channel 8 and Verizon channel 30, or if you prefer, you can watch the meeting on our live stream.

Opinion: Ritterbusch the Absolute Right Person for School Committee

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Dear Editor,

Amy Ritterbusch is the absolute right person for the job of School Committee Member. Commitment, dedication, and focus for ensuring the best education of our children are what we need and want on our School Committee, and Amy exudes each of these characteristics as demonstrated by her selfless volunteering and activism in our community year after year.

Scordino for School Committee

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In 2012 the Boston Business Journal awarded Ellen Scordino one of its 40 under 40 nominations. This prestigious award recognizes Boston's best and brightest young professionals who are achievers, innovators and leaders in their fields. These are all assets that would be valuable to our School Committee.

Senate Approves Boost to Local Transportation Aid

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Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) announced today that the Senate passed legislation calling for a $100 million increase over Chapter 90 funding from last year, as part of a $300 million local transportation funding package for Fiscal Year 2014.

“Investment in our local road and bridges is essential to the lives of our residents and the economic health of our communities,” said Spilka. “This is a significant and much-needed boost for each city and town across the state and will give our partners at the local level additional resources to help accelerate these important projects.”

2012 Annual Town Report Now Available

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Who are the members of the Planning Board? What does the Community Preservation Committee do? What is the average salary of a Hopkinton firefighter? All of this information and more can be found in Hopkinton's 2012 Annual Town Report. The report is now available for pick up in the Town Manager's or the Town Clerk's office in Town Hall and contains descriptions of, and reports from town, departments, boards and committees, salaries of town employees, budget information and other useful town information.

Stop by and get your copy today!


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