Hopkinton's Library Site Now at Current Location

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There has been in change in the site selection for the proposed new library. According to Permanent Building Committee (PBC) Chairman John Ferrari, work on the schematic plans for the site behind Center School has been halted, and all remaining funds will be put towards schematic plans for a new library at the current location.

Highway Department Winter Parking Ban

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The DPW wishes to remind all Hopkinton residents of By-Laws pertaining to the parking of motor vehicles during the winter months.

Traffic Rules and Orders, Town of Hopkinton, Article lV, Section 8 “It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle, other than for an emergency, to park said vehicle on any street between the hours of 1:00am to 6:00am from November 15 through April 1.

Article X, Section 1 By-Laws Town of Hopkinton

Average Household Will Pay $8,000 in Taxes for FY2011

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The Board of Selectmen voted to keep a single tax rate for all classes of property for Fiscal Year 2011 at the Tax Classification Hearing held on November 9, 2010. The tax rate for Fiscal Year 2011 was set at $16.73, up from $15.76 from the previous year.

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Veterans’ Day Celebration Well Attended

“Our freedom is not free,” said Tom Argir, the speaker at Hopkinton’s Veterans’ Day Ceremony held at the Town Hall this morning. Argir, the former principal of Center School, addressed a crowd large enough to fill the Selectmen’s Meeting Room in Town Hall. He began his speech with a review of some of the history surrounding Veterans’ Day, explaining that it was originally called Armistice Day following the end of World War I.

“After World War II, it changed to Veterans” Day,” said Argir, “and it’s evolved to honoring living veterans.”

Senior Center Gets a Look at the New Library Plan

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Once more the Permanent Building Committee (PBC) has hit the road to promote their new library plan to the citizens of Hopkinton. On Friday, November 5th, they stopped at the Senior Center for a mid morning presentation of the plan and to solicit feedback from the audience.

All Things Senior Center--Golden Tea

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Golden Friends--Alice Leal, Betty Brunetta and Viola MacKenzie

I’m running a bit behind because of a lot of “busy-ness” lately, but there’s one special event that happened at the senior center recently that I don’t want to miss writing about. A few weeks ago, the “Golden Oldies” of Hopkinton were treated to a very special tea party hosted in their honor by the Council on Aging Board Members. This annual “Golden Tea” is for any person in town age 80 and over, and by the show of attendance at the center that day, it certainly is a very popular event.

Senior Center and CAA Offer Crafts to Kick Off Holiday Season

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The holiday craft and handiwork season got an early start last weekend in Hopkinton.

Both the Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) and the Senior Center were home to artisans and crafters offering their wares for sale. Resident and regional artists provided a myriad of gift ideas to the steady stream of weekend customers at both locations.

Hopkinton Secures $900,000 Settlement

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The Town of Hopkinton is pleased to announce that it has secured a $900,000 settlement in a long-standing dispute with the developer of the Hearthstone subdivision off Ash Street.

“This settlement is a tremendous victory for Hopkinton. It shows that the Town takes enforcement of its ordinances and regulations seriously,” said RJ Dourney, Chair of the Board of Selectmen.

DPW Finishes Drainage Repair Work

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The Department of Public Works (DPW) is pleased to announce completion of approximately $31,000 in drainage repair work throughout the Town. This work was funded through FEMA reimbursements associated with the March 2010 storms. Culvert replacement work took place on North Mill Street, Winter Street, Fourth Road and Berry Acres. Anyone with any questions on this project is encouraged to contact the Hopkinton DPW at (508) 497-9768.

I want to commend Brendan O’Regan and the Highway Department team for a job well done.

Norman Khumalo
Town Manager

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Marine Corps Marathon Receives Flame of Marathon

Celebrating the military roots of long distance running, the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) received the Flame of Marathon from the Municipality of Greece, during a ceremony held in Hopkinton, the sister-city of Marathon. The Flame of Marathon was created in 2007 in a ceremony at the Tomb of the Athenians, in Marathon, Greece the site of the historic Battle of Marathon in 490 BC.


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