Special Town Election Results 11-9-2015

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After passing the special town meeting last week, the $43,229,373 elementary school project passed the special town election 1211-431. A grant from the Massachusetts School Building Authority will pay $14,058,457 (nearly 33% of cost) toward the project but the cost to the town will be $29,170,916. The new school is slated to open in Fall 2018. The average household will pay approximately $435/year in taxes. The school is set to be built on the "Irvine Property" located at 135 Hayden Rowe Street.

Downsizing Presentation at Golden Pond

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Thinking of downsizing? Want to move but are overwhelmed and stressed about parting with your stuff? Even if you are just thinking about your next move, or even if you have already moved and have too much stuff, come to listen and ask questions so you can make decisions while you are still in charge.

Come to the Lodge at Golden Pond Assisted Living, 60 West Main Street in Hopkinton, on Saturday, November 14 from 9:00-10:30 AM to join Ann Newbury, Senior Move Manager from Smooth Transitions. Call 508-435-1250 to register.

Volunteer Waitstaff Needed at the Hopkinton Senior Center

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The Hopkinton Senior Center (28 Mayhew Street) is in need of waitstaff in our Dining Room which serves weekday lunch. Particular need is on Tuesday and Friday. You can choose to volunteer once a week, every other week or once a month. Waitstaff work from 10:45 am - 1:00 pm. Duties include making sure table setup is complete and guests are served drinks, soup/salad, main course and dessert, and tables are cleared and set up for the following day. It is a wonderful opportunity for socialization as well as serving a great need.

Team Trivia at St. Paul’s November 21

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Come show off your smarts at the Team Trivia Night being held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 7:00 p.m. on November 21. Participants can bring their own teams of eight people, or come alone and be assigned to a team. A $5 entrance fee includes snacks and beverages, although participant are also welcome to bring their own food and drink. There will be door prizes as well as prizes for the winners. St. Paul’s is located at 61 Wood Street (Rte. 135) in Hopkinton. Call 774-253-4432 to reserve seats.

The Town of Hopkinton seeks a Full-Time Treasurer/Collector for its Finance Department

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Under the direction of the Finance Director the Treasurer/Collector provides professional administrative and supervisory work involving the collection, receipt, expenditure and custody of all municipal funds, the borrowing of money, and the custody of tax title properties. The principal will exercise considerable independent judgment and initiative in the planning, administration, and execution of the department’s services; the interpretation and application of laws, regulations, and procedures, and in the direction of personnel.

Mindful Self-Care during the Holiday Season & Beyond

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On Wednesday, November 18 at 6:30 PM, Mary Starr Green will introduce a number of simple but powerful stress-busting practices that can be used anytime at the Hopkinton Public Library. These “self-care tools” can be especially helpful during the busy holiday season. The evening will include breathing exercises, gentle stretching (can be done while sitting in a chair) and a variety of guided meditations. Although the practices are based on Kripalu yoga and mindfulness meditation, absolutely no prior experience is necessary! A handout and resource list will be provided.

Charter Commission Committee Volunteer Announcement

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Pursuant to Town Charter provision 76

(“Periodic Charter Review”), the Town Clerk is
encouraging all residents who are interested in being considered as a member of the Charter
Commission Committee to apply now. The Town Clerk is announcing the start of the periodic
charter review process.

Governor Baker Announces Higher Education Appointments

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BOSTON – Governor Charlie Baker today appointed new members of the boards of trustees at Framingham State University and Worcester State University.

“I am thrilled to appoint these distinguished leaders to our Commonwealth’s higher education boards,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Their breadth and depth of experience both in their careers and philanthropic activities will be - and in many cases, continue to be - invaluable to our universities.”

Hopkinton Drug Lecture Series 2015 Schedule

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Free public lectures featuring prominent health professionals and wellness educators, all events will take place at the Hopkinton Senior Center.

Thursday, November 5, 2015 6:30pm
Kenneth Blanchard MD PhD, Endocrinologist
Menopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy
Discussions on the controversy surrounding menopausal hormone replacement therapy and what may be appropriate treatment options. Find out if HRT should be used for optimal health rather than just the treatment of symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats.

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Video: HCAM News 10-23-2015

On this edition of HCAM news, you will hear about the scouting for food program taking place around Hopkinton, The Hillers Fall sports season is into the final few weeks of the season and we have highlights from Bocce Throwdown 2015 but first the Zoning Board of Appeals held their 2nd day of the public hearing regarding CVS pharmacy moving to 61 Main street at the former Colella’s building.


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