Selectmen Vote to Keep Single Tax Rate

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At the Tax Classification Public Hearing on Tuesday, November 20, the Board of Selectmen voted to keep a single tax rate for all property classes for Fiscal Year 2013 (FY2013). The decision was made after a presentation by Principal Assessor Robert Bushway.

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Holiday Plans

Tis the season! And for the eighth year, the library will be getting into the spirit with its holiday program. The festivities, which will include storytelling and singing, begin at 2:45pm on December 1st. Watch the HCAM News video for more details.

After the show, walk down the street to the common for caroling on the common sponsored by Parks and Recreation and the Girl Scouts. The annual event starts at 4pm and features carol singing, a visit from Santa, and culminates with the lighting of the tree.

Center School Principal Resigns

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Center School Principal Dr. Christopher Kennedy announced his resignation today effective January 2013.

Hopkinton Drug Holiday Open House

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Hopkinton Drug will celebrate its 24th Annual Holiday Open House on Saturday December 1 and Sunday December 2 from 10AM to 3PM. There will be fun events for the entire family including children's crafts & face painting with Olga of Noah's Art, a scavenger hunt, door prizes,raffles and food tastings. Santa will visit from 11-3PM on both days and pictures with Santa will be available, but be sure to bring your own camera.

Entertainment will be provided throughout the day.

Special Town Meeting: Tonight at 7PM - Middle School

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Selectmen voted at their November 13th meeting to support and recommend all three warrant articles for the Special Town Meeting scheduled for Monday, November 26. The three articles going before voters are:

1) the Elmwood School Roof Replacement with a price tag of $1.1 million,
2) the Elm Street Sewer Extension for $220,000 and,
3) the Grove Street-Main Street Parcel Acquisition, a 206 square foot piece of landed gifted to the town by the Colella family.

Hopkinton Job Opening: Deputy Assessor

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The Town of Hopkinton is seeking a qualified candidate for a full-time position of Deputy Assessor. Responsibilities include; but not limited to inspection of residential properties due to building permits, sales verification, abatement review and cyclical re- inspection program. Verifies work completed and related values from on-site inspections and keeps department computer system (Patriot Assess-Pro) updated and accurate to facilitate preparation of periodic reports.

Superintendent Search Successful Candidate Profile

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During the months of October and November, 2012, with the assistance of the New England School Development Council (NESDEC), the Hopkinton School Committee conducted a Community Needs Assessment. Through focus groups, interviews and an online questionnaire, participants provided their views regarding the qualities and characteristics desired in a new Superintendent of Schools, and the immediate tasks and challenges he/she should focus upon in the first six to twelve months in the position.

Police Officer Struck While Directing Traffic

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On Tuesday 20 November 2012, a Hopkinton Police Officer was directing traffic at a work site on Clinton St. At approximately 10:43 am, the officer radioed Hopkinton dispatch that he had been struck by a mirror of a commercial truck as the vehicle passed by him. The officer was able to give a description of the vehicle.

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Ribbons of Gratitude at Water Fresh Farm

A lighted tree now stands in the front of Water Fresh Farm. On it, are ribbons, which customers have placed there. Each ribbon contains a message that a customer has written, which expresses what they are thankful for during this holiday season.

On Tuesday, November 20, to mark the start of the event, several clergy members offered their blessings of meaning of the ribbons.

Watch the HCAM News video to learn more and to see how you can participate.

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CrossFit Resilience Celebrates Grand Opening - Brings New Business to Hopkinton

CrossFit Resilience, a new gym located at 25 South Street in Hopkinton, celebrated its grand opending with an official ribbon cuttting ceremony on Saturday, November 17. Watch the HCAM News video as owner Drew Carnase talks about the plans for his business and the positive contribution he hopes to make to Hopkinton from a health and fitness perspective.


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