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Public Input Sought for Strategic Planning

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The Hopkinton School Committee is beginning the process of developing a new 5-year Strategic Plan to guide the work of the district. The School Committee is seeking input from across the community to use as the foundation for targeted goals and outcomes. To gather information from the community, Dr. MacLeod will facilitate the following series of Focus Groups with staff, students, administrators, parents, community members, and local business owners. A community wide survey will also be conducted during the month of November.

Focus Group meeting dates are listed below:

Cournoyer Receives Severance

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Details of former principal Mike Cournoyer's resignation have been released by Superintendent Dr. Cathy MacLeod. Put on leave of absence effective September 19, Cournoyer's resignation was announced on Friday, November 1.

In an email received tonight by HCAM News, MacLeod provided the financial details of the amount of the severance for Mr. Cournoyer and the cost to the district.

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Highlights: Hopkinton/Ashland Joint Meeting to Discuss Regional Fire Departments

Watch the HCAM News video highlights of the October 30 joint meeting between the Hopkinton and Ashland Board of Selectmen to discuss the progress made towards regionalization of the two towns fire departments.

To watch the full meeting online Click Here.

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Hopkinton, Get Ready for Scouting for Food November 2

Every year, over 500 Boy, Girl, and Cub Scouts join together to help Hopkinton families in need through the Scouting for Food drive, which collects items for Project Just Because. Last year, the scouts collected over 6 tons of supplies for the food pantry and are hoping to surpass that total. Donations raised from scouting for food can help Hopkinton residents provide for their families throughout the winter months.

And this year in particular, Scout Leader Laura Hanson says that the need to collect supplies is great. Currently, the shelves at Project Just Because, which are typically stocked full with items, are significantly emptier than in years past.

The scouts are looking to collect a variety of nonperishable food and household items. All items MUST have an expiration date of January 2014 or later.

New this year, in order to be more environmentally conscious, the scouts will not be distributing plastic bags. Instead, residents are asked to supply their own bags. On Saturday October 26th, the scouts will be dropping off door hangers as a reminder to residents about the drive. And on the following Saturday, November 2nd, residents are asked to leave any items that they wish to donate in bags or boxes outside by their mailbox for the scouts to pickup. There are also additional drop-off locations at both Colella's Supermarket and at Price Chopper. Or, items can be dropped off directly at Project Just Because.

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Halloween at the Senior Center

In the spirit of capturing the childhood nostalgia associated with Halloween, members of the Hopkinton Senior Center's choral group, The Mellowtones, entertained a crowd of about 15 on October 30th by performing Halloween songs, some of which Choral Director Marilyn Greeno had learned as a child.

The highlight of the performance came at the finale when Greeno and another member of the group dressed in costume for a spirited duet.

The group, who was performing their Halloween set for the first time at the Senior Center, boasts members from not just Hopkinton, but from other surrounding communities as well. They often perform at area senior centers and nursing homes and are always looking for new members. The group rehearses on Wednesdays at 12:30 at the Senior Center.

HCAM News Top 5 for October 2013

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It's time for the top five HCAM News videos and stories for the month of October 2013!

Residents Urged to Use Caution When Picking Up Sand from DPW

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I would like to remind Hopkinton residents that are coming into the DPW yard to pick up resident sand to use caution when entering and exiting the property. Over the last few years we have noticed an increase in the number of residents taking advantage of this service and have noticed motorists driving too fast while entering & exiting our facility. There have been several close calls between our equipment and residents vehicles.

Parking Regulations for Winter Months Go Into Effect Nov. 15

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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.

Cournoyer Resigns, Bishop Appointed Principal of Hopkinton High

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In a letter to parents from Superintendent Dr. Cathy MacLeod released today, the permanent appointment of Mr. Evan Bishop as Principal of Hopkinton High School was announced.

Governor Patrick Proclaims November as “HIRE A VETERAN MONTH”

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In recognition of Massachusetts’ dedicated, highly skilled and hard-working veterans, Governor Deval Patrick today proclaimed November 2013 as “Hire a Veteran Month.”

“It is imperative that we honor the brave men and women who have served our country by giving them the resources to find good jobs at good wages,” said Governor Patrick. “By working with employers and providing training for the jobs that are open, we will grow opportunity for our veterans and strengthen our economy.”

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