Town Meeting: Recap First Night

By Michelle Murdock, Freelance Writer

Hopkinton’s 2012 Annual Town Meeting commenced shortly after 7PM after a quorum (100 voters) was reached. New this year, was video equipment and a large screen that enabled residents to more clearly see each article as it was read and discussed, and which also allowed amendments to articles to be quickly typed up and displayed on screen. This capability was put into use right from the start, as Planning Board member John Coutinho made a motion to move Article 54 up to second place.

2012 Annual Town Meeting - Monday May 7

By Michelle Murdock, Freelance Writer

Hopkinton's 2012 Annual Town Meeting starts on Monday, May 7 at 7PM in the Middle School Auditorium. Attached or linked below are several documents that residents will find helpful in preparing for Town Meeting.

To read more about the 10 ballot questions and their associated articles, Click Here.

The final ATM Warrant with articles and motions included is attached below.

No Illegal Substances Found in Sweep at Hopkinton High

By Michelle Murdock, Freelance Writer

According to a email message from Principal Alyson Geary, drug seeking seeking dogs did a sweep of areas of the Hopkinton High School building looking for illegal substances on Friday, May 5, 2012. Two K-9 units were involved, both from Middlesex county. The search included common areas of the school building including the hallways, bathrooms, locker rooms as well as approximately 15 classrooms. Students remained in their classrooms and teaching activities continued during the 45 minutes while the search was taking place. The dogs did not interact with any students during the search.

Board of Selectmen and School Committee to Hear Permanent Building Committee’s Presentation on Studies of Existing Conditions in Town and School Buildings

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The Board of Selectmen and the School Committee are committed to developing a prioritized plan to address Town and School building needs over time. The two elected bodies have funded parallel studies of existing conditions in all Town and School buildings. The study of school buildings was conducted by Habeeb and Associates Architects, and the study of town buildings was conducted by Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects. These completed studies have now been reviewed by the Permanent Building Committee.

HCA Hosts Spring Arts Festival

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The Hopkinton Center for the Arts will be hosting a Spring Arts Festival on Saturday, May 5 from 11:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the HCA, 98 Hayden Rowe, Hopkinton. This celebration of art, music and theater will feature a juried craft show and live music, drama, and dance performances. The event is free and open to people of all ages.