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Amy Ritterbusch: Third Candidate Statement

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My name is Amy Ritterbusch and I am running for School Committee. I have lived in Hopkinton for nine years, have three children in the Hopkinton schools and I am committed to keeping our schools strong. I am a dedicated volunteer with a proven track record of bringing fresh ideas to each volunteer role I’ve taken on in town. I have been actively participating in our town budget process for several years and I feel that now is the right time for me to step up and take on a larger role.

Ellen Scordino: Third Candidate Statement

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In Hopkinton, the School Committee is responsible for the strategic management of our school system – that includes defining how much taxpayer money is required to run our schools, and how to best spend that money to result in a “best in class district.” I can help do this. I will bring an independent voice and fresh perspective to these discussions.

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Vintage Books Closing in October

Books have always been a part of Hopkinton resident Nancy Haines' life...particularly used ones.

Therefore it was no surprise that Nancy and her husband David decided to open up an antiquarian book store. The idea first came to the couple during their honeymoon.

The Haines opened up Vintage Books in Framingham in 1988 and moved to their current location on 181 Hayden Rowe Street five years later. To them, the word vintage doesn't necessarily mean old, but unique, which is reflected in the books at their store.

With roughly 40,000 books, in subjects ranging from children's to historical pamphlets and architecture, the Haines have developed their vast collection from a variety of sources including other collectors, auctions, and estate sales. However, what they are most known for is their collection of Quaker materials, which is currently at around 8,000, giving them a special distinction as being the largest distributor of out of print Quaker books.

However, citing both the economy and the way that technology has changed how people utilize their free time, after 25 years of business, Vintage Books will be closing its doors around mid October.

Nancy believes that even though the internet provides a terrific research tool, book stores do still offer a valuable service to the community.

Currently, all books, except for the Quaker ones, are fifty percent off. The Haines are in the process of finalizing a deal with vintagequakerbooks.com in Maine to sell off their Quaker collection.

Although Nancy doesn't know what's next after the Haines close the store, she does know that it will involve books.

For more information about Vintage Books, visit their website at vintagebooks1.com.

Richardson - Torosian Engagement

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Peter and Susan Costanza, Jr. of Hopkinton , MA and Michael A. Torosian, Sr. of Medway MA are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Stephanie Louise Torosian to Theron Timothy Richardson, son of Sandra and Jaymen Singleton of Loris, South Carolina. The groom will graduate from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in December 2013 with a bachelor degree in Exercise Science. The future bride is a 2010 Graduate of Dean College and will graduate from Coastal Carolina University with a bachelor degree in Health Promotion in August 2013.

Planning Board Meets Tonight - Dunkin Donuts on Agenda

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Hopkinton's Planning Board meets tonight at 7:30PM in Room 211 at Town Hall. On the agenda for tonight's meeting are several Public Hearings including Forest Ridge, Reservoir View, Hunter's Ridge and a Major Project Site Plan Review for 78 West Main Street which is a proposed one-story 3,000 square foot building for Dunkin Donuts.

Complete agenda and review of proposal are attached below.

For Ritterbusch

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We are pleased to write to you with our wholehearted support for Amy Ritterbusch as the candidate of choice for School Committee. We feel that there are some very important aspects that set Amy apart from her opponent.

Keith Love: Still Representing Hopkinton Proudly

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This is the third in a series by Hopkinton High School AP Language teacher Michael Franchock as he reconnects with past students to find out where they are today.

By Michael Franchock

Hopkinton Democrats to Meet on May 20

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The May meeting of the Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee will take place at 7:30 pm on Monday May, 20 at Carbone's Restaurant.

"All Democrats in Hopkinton are welcome to join us," said Dick Duggan.

Please email Dick Duggan (dduggan47@gmail.com) with any questions.

Berke and Condon Support Scordino for School Committee

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Dear Editor,

It has been 6 years since either of us has had a child in the Hopkinton school system, and yet we are actively working to elect Ellen Scordino to the School Committee.

Ellen is a breath of fresh air – She is the mother of two young girls, a community and business volunteer with a long history of giving back, and a partner in the law firm, Fish & Richardson. In 2012 Ellen received the prestigious Boston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award.

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Photos: Week of May 6

HCAM photographers are always on the scene capturing life around Hopkinton. This past week, on the 5th, Dick Bartlett was there as Milford, Ashland, and Westborough fire departments assisted Hopkinton during a barn fire on 64 South Mill Street. HCAM News Director Michelle Murdock captured a much happier scene that day as a father and son went fishing on Lake Whitehall. The 6th began the first of two nights of annual town meeting where retiring Town Clerk Ann Click was honored for her service to the town. Also earlier that day, Hopkinton firefighters put out a small brushfire on the northbound ramp of 495. On the 7th, Dick Bartlett caught another incident as a motorcyclist was transported to the hospital after getting into an accident on South Street. And Michelle Murdock showed the girls track team in action during their 83-53 victory over Medfield, finishing out the year as undefeated TVL champions. And on the 8th, one person was transported to the hospital after a two -car crash at the intersection of Fruit Street and Saddle Hill Road.

Send in your own scenes of life in Hopkinton - email your photo to news@hcam.tv

And to see even more photos from around Hopkinton, visit the HCAM photo website Scene in Hopkinton.

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