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.

The Marathon Post Party

By Michelle Murdock, Freelance Writer

The Hopkinton Marathon Committee invites you to the Marathon Post Party on Thursday, May 10 at the New England Laborer’s Training Center to celebrate the successful running of the 116th B.A.A. Boston Marathon.

Thursday, May 10, 2012
6:30pm - 9:30pm

New England Laborer’s Training Center
37 East Street, Hopkinton

Tickets: 30.00 per person (includes dinner and commemorative T-shirt)

Winners Announced in Student Recipe Contest

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The winners of the first ever Student Recipe Contest have been named. Nine students, representing three schools, and seven grades, submitted the winning entries and an accompanying essay question, “Why is healthy eating important to you?”

The Elmwood School winning entries included “Winter Worms”, a team effort by second grade students Kate Dion, Grace Joy, and Hannah Hutchins; and “Stuffed Shells” by third grader Geneva Sanga.

The Hopkins School winning entry for fourth grade was "Turkey chili burritos" by Sarah Wilme.

2012 Annual Town Meeting: The FY2013 Budget, Articles and Ballot Questions

By Michelle Murdock, Freelance Writer

“The purest form of democratic governing is practiced in a Town Meeting. In use for over 300 years and still today, it has proven to be a valuable means for many Massachusetts taxpayers to voice their opinions and directly effect change in their communities. Here in this ancient American assembly, you can make your voice heard as you and your neighbors decide the course of the government closest to you.”
- William Francis Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth

State of the Schools - LIVE Tonight

By Michelle Murdock, Freelance Writer

State of the the Schools, an informative update from Superintendent Jonathan Landman and School Committee Chairman Jean Bertschmann,,just in time to help prepare residents for Town Meeting on Monday, May 7th, is airing live tonight on Comcast Channel 8 and Verizon Channel 30.

The hour-long program begins at 8PM and limited seating is avaiilable in the HCAM Studio. Questions can be called in at 508-435-7887 or submitted ahead of time to HPTA President Beth D'Alleva at [email protected]

Lamb Files 1500 Signatures

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In a press release dated May 2, Marty Lamb, Republican candidate for State Representative in the Eighth Middlesex District, announced that his team has collected over 1500 signatures for his campaign for the Massachusetts House; ten times the number of signatures required.

"I'm thrilled so many people signed my nomination papers and want me to run for State Representative. This shows our campaign to put people back to work, demand integrity and accountability at the State House, and control state spending has both grassroots support and momentum," said Lamb.

April 2012 Shoot Photos

By Michelle Murdock, Freelance Writer

What happened in Hopkinton during the month of April? From Kenya Day at Elmwood School, to Celebrating 4 Decades of Women Running Boston, to Marathon Monday and more, pictures tell the story. Click Here for all of our photos featured on "The Shoot" from the front page of our website for the month of April . Enjoy!

The top 5 viewed photo albums for the month of April are as follows: