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2012 Boston Marathon Invitational Applications Distributed

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Seventeen invitational applications for the Boston Marathon were distributed by the Board of Selectmen to 13 different organizations at a special meeting on January 24th, 2012.

For the 2012 Marathon, the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) has provided Hopkinton with 45 total invitational applications, 28 of which were already directly distributed. Fourteen were given to the Hopkinton Police Department, four to the Hopkinton Fire Department, five to the Marathon Committee, four to the Senior Center, and one to the Hopkinton Historical Society.

Absentee Ballots Available

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The Presidential Primary is Tuesday, March 6, 2012. Here are some important dates to remember if you plan on voting on that day.

  • Februaryary 15, 2012 -- the last day to register and change party enrollment for the State Primary
  • March 6, 2012 - Presidential Primary

    Absentee ballots are now available. Absentee Ballot Applications can be obtained from the Town Clerk's office or downloaded from the Town Clerk's website.

    Click Here to download an Absentee Ballot Application.

Public Hearing on School Choice and FY2013 School District Budget

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The Hopkinton School Committee will be holding its annual Public Hearings on School Choice and the School District Budget at 7 pm on Thursday, January 26, 2012 in the Middle School Library. Residents are encouraged to attend and share their opinions with the School Committee prior to votes being taken on both issues.

Click Here to see the Superintendent's FY2013 Proposed Budget.

Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands

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Christopher Klein, a Boston-based author and freelance writer, will be presenting an engaging and entertaining slideshow tour
of the unique and history-filled Boston Harbor Islands. at the Hopkinton Public Library on Wednesday, January 25 from 7-8PM.

Klein regularly contributes to the travel pages of The Boston Globe and his articles and photographs appear in many local and national publications.

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Hopkinton Education Foundation: Supporting Innovation in Education

One million dollars; that's the amount the Hopkinton Education Foundation hopes to finally reach this year. That's a big number for a group with a simple mission; to provide funding, ideas, professional development and other resources to educators so they can promote innovation that motivates students to become lifelong learners.

The mission is accomplished by partnering with the Hopkinton Public School staff to obtain and implements ideas and technology that encourages excellence in creative learning.

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Residents Speak Out in Favor of Drama at the Middle School

School Committee members heard from several members of the community during the public comment period of their January 19 meeting. Parents and students alike were on hand to voice their objections to the proposal to eliminate the Middle School drama program and drama teacher Hallyann Gifford.

Listen to the video clips from the meeting to hear what residents had to say.

Zio’s Quattro Coming to Hopkinton Square

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Selectmen voted at their January 17th meeting to approve the liquor license for Zio’s Quattro, a new restaurant by Zio’s Bistro owners, Paul and Kim Winshman, to be built at Hopkinton Square located at the corner of West Main and South Street.

According to Winshman, the decision to build the new restaurant came after a meeting with the property developers, Chuck Joseph and Peter Markarian, in which both parties were in agreement about what they think will work at the South Street location.

Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.8%...Jobs Decline in December by 6,200

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The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported today that the total unemployment rate was 6.8 percent, down 0.2 of a percentage point from the November rate of 7.0 percent, and well below the national rate of 8.5 percent. It is the lowest monthly rate since December of 2008. The preliminary December estimates show a decrease of 6,200 jobs in Massachusetts, for a total of 3,234,500 jobs.

300th Anniversary Logo Winner Announced

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The winner of the 300th Anniversary logo contest was announced by the 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee at their meeting last night and the winner is Kris Waldman, Executive Director of the Cultural Arts Alliance. According to committee chair Anne Mattina, there were a total of twelve entries and five judges from the community who were not committee members.

The 300th Anniversary Committee asks that the logo not be reproduced without permission from the committee. The committee can be reached by email at [email protected].

Hillers Girls Lacrosse Team Honored at State House

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Representative Carolyn C. Dykema and Senator Karen E. Spilka were pleased to host the Hopkinton Hillers Girls Lacrosse team at the State House on January 4th to celebrate their 2011 Girls Lacrosse Division II State Championship.

The athletes were recognized for their achievements by both the House and Senate chambers and received citations to commemorate their remarkable season.

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