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Hopkinton Garden Club Plant Sale on May 12th Supports Civic Projects

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The Hopkinton Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 12th from 8 a.m. to noon on the Town Common. Please stop by to choose from our wide selection of perennials from club member gardens; annuals, herbs and vegetables from select wholesalers; and new to the sale this year, scented daylilies and giftable indoor container plantings. Note the plant sale is earlier this year: the day before Mother’s Day. The plant sale is a great opportunity to meet club members and to learn about different varieties of plants.

Hopkinton Town Moderator to Introduce Electronic Voting at Town Meeting

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The Town of Hopkinton announces an electronic voting pilot program that will debut at Town Meeting to increase participation, ensure accuracy, and allow for a prompt tally of votes.

The decision was made to pilot electronic voting with the Boston based company, Voatz, due to the technology, ease of use, security, and on-site support provided at meetings. We are committed to a Town Meeting that allows for full discussion of the the important issues facing Hopkinton, while increasing the efficiency and participation of each meeting.

HCAM Presents the Hopkinton Contested Races Candidates Debate Wednesday May 2nd

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On Wednesday May 2nd at 7pm, HCAM will host Hopkinton Town Election debates for the contested races. This year there are 5 contested races: Board of Library Trustees, Board of Health, Board of Selectmen, Planning Board and School Committee. The debates will take place in the HCAM studios which are located at 77 Main Street on the lower level. Panelists this year include Michelle Murdock and Jim Kleinkauf from the Hopkinton Independent and HCAM News Director, Tom Nappi.

Board of Selectmen to Vote on Planning Board Vacancy May 2nd

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The Town of Hopkinton has released the following public notice: "Per Section 4-11(b) of the Town of Hopkinton Charter, the Board of Selectmen hereby gives notice that the Board of Selectmen and the remaining members of the Planning Board will vote to fill one Planning Board Vacancy on May 2, 2018, 7:00 p.m., Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew Street."

The Board of Selectmen and Planning Board will vote in a board member to take over for a vacated spot by Kelly Karp. The member voted in will remain on the Planning Board until the 2019 Town Election.

Video: Hopkinton Women's Club 31st Annual Meet the Candidates Night

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The Hopkinton Women's Club hosted their 31st annual "Meet the Candidates" night. View the forum below to meet some of the candidates in this years Hopkinton Town Election. Town Election day will take place Monday May 21st.

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Video: 2018 Hopkinton Women's Club Awards Luncheon

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The Hopkinton Women's Club hosted their annual Awards Luncheon at the Hopkinton Country Club. Hopkinton Women's Club awarded 3 Hopkinton High School students this year. Hopkinton Women's Club President, Annette Proudman also announced she will be stepping down from the role and Barbara Buchner will be the next Women's club President. View the awards ceremony below!

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Video: Board of Health Bans Plastic Bags and Increases Tobacco Age

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On Monday Night, the Hopkinton Board of Health hosted two Public Hearings. The first public hearing was "to consider adoption of a reduction in Single-Use plastic check out bags." The regulation bans single-use plastic check-out bags at any retail or grocery store within the town of Hopkinton. After no protest at the Public Hearing, the Board of Health voted unanimously to pass the regulation. The Board of Health will be the enforcing authority to ensure that all retail and grocery store businesses within Hopkinton comply with the regulation.

Hopkinton Veterans Breakfast May 4th 2018

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Dear Veterans and Friends:

The upcoming Vets Breakfast on 4 May 2018, at 0900 hours, at the Senior Center is your opportunity to share camaraderie, community, and chow with fellow veterans.

Tribute will be paid to comrades who passed away during the past month, and those who are on "Sick Call" will be acknowledged. It is a generous gesture when you pay a visit or send a card to one or more of our ailing comrades.

Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K Race/Walk and Family Fun Day to Take Place June 16th 2018

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15th Annual Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K Race/Walk and Family Fun Day
Hopkinton High School, 90 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, MA
Saturday, June 16th
8:30 AM - Noon

Community Notice: Fire Flow Tests to Take Place Saturday April 28th

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Please be advised that Dell/EMC will conducting required fire flow tests on Saturday April 28th in the morning. Because these tests will take place on main transmission lines, customers may notice some discoloration during and after the tests throughout town. Please avoid doing any laundry, dishwasher loads or other water use activities, during this time. Any discoloration that may occur will eventually dissipate. Please check you water before using it. You may need to run your cold water line to clear your internal pipes after the test is complete.

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