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Editorial: Supporting Jon Graziano for School Committee

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My name is Troy Mick and I am writing in support of Jon Graziano’s re-election to the School Committee. I have had the pleasure of working with Jon on several town committees and am impressed with his dedication and leadership he provides on the School Committee.

Hopkinton Green Up Day Saturday May 2nd 9-12 at Town Common

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Sponsored by Hopkinton Sustainable Green Committee
Hopkinton Green up Day

It all Starts Here!
Saturday May 2nd, 9‐12noon Town Common
All ages encouraged to participate as we “greenup” and beautify Hopkinton. Additional dumpters will be placed around town.
Trash bags, Gloves will be provided .
Volunteers Needed and beautification donations accepted! For more info visit
www.hopgreen.hopkintonma.gov

Antiques Appraisal Day at Golden Pond

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Golden Pond Assisted Living is hosting a FREE Antiques Appraisal Day on Saturday, May 9th from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM! Antiques Appraisal Day Show event by Peter Yvanovich, SPA.

Peter starts with a 15-20 minute educational piece about antiques, legal and insurance issues, how to find more information about your item, how to dispose or donate it, and other related topics. Following that, guests are invited to have their items valued. Hand-outs are available to take home. Location: Golden Pond, 50 West Main Street, Activities Sun Room, Hopkinton, MA 01748

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Video Segment: Planning Board Member Frank D'Urso and Roy MacDowell of Legacy Farms Debate Article 30

On HCAM's "Point of Order" Planning Board Member Frank D'Urso and Roy MacDowell of Legacy Farms debated Article 30 on the town meeting warrant. If passed Article 30 would allow 200,000 sq feet of commercial space to be replaced with 180 age restricted units on the North Side of Legacy Farms. Several years ago it was voted to allow commercial space in the parcel.

MacDowell in support of article 30 stated some of the benefits of the plan would be a significant increase in net revenue; "the generation of net revenue on a commercial basis on that particular parcel would be $160,000 a year, under our proposal doing age restricted over 55 housing, that parcel with some adjustments in the number of single family homes in the project would bring the net revenue to 1.5 million dollars a year." MacDowell also argued their would be less traffic; "we all know commercial properties generate more traffic than residential." MacDowell expressed that schools would not be affected negatively; "they'll be no school age children attributable to the budget so it won't have an affect on school children, if anything they'll be slightly less school children because we're eliminating 35 single family homes." MacDowell summarized the benefits of Article 30 passing; "when we look at the big picture of less traffic, significantly more revenue and no negative impact on the school systems, I think its a very wise proposal."

Planning Board member Frank D'Urso argued against the plan; "one of the reasons I am against it is because I think the commercial space is a key part of what a lot of people voted for several years ago." D'Urso believes that the original plan is better for the town and safer; "I think the original plan to put office space there is more viable and safer for people." D'Urso's 2 main points were that traffic would be relieved from 135; "Wilson street is going to be a lot more accessible for traffic because the legacy park north road will take a lot of traffic off of 135 and bring it on to Wilson street and Route 85." D'Urso also argued that putting 180 age restricted homes near the gas tanks in the area could be dangerous; "it's more of a concern if you have 180 age restricted homes packed in an area right near the gas tanks." "I would like to retain the original plan from seven years ago and put office space in there... bring more jobs to Hopkinton and increase the commercial tax base and reduce the residential tax base."

For more watch the video below.

Legal Education Seminar: Knowing About and Qualifying for Government Benefits

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Whether you are at home, want to move to assisted living, or are in a nursing home, there are government programs and tax deductions that can help you afford to be there. In this seminar taking place at the Hopkinton Senior Center on Wednesday, May 20 from 6:00-7:00 PM, attorney Arthur Bergeron will be talking about MassHealth, the VA Aid & Attendance benefit, and state and local benefits programs that can help you afford the living arrangement of your choice.

Kindly register by contacting the Senior Center at (508) 497-9730. Light refreshments will be provided.

2015 State of the Town Forum

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Please join us on Tuesday, April 28th at Faith Community Church to hear from Hopkinton Town Officials on the current “State of Our Town.” This event is a great primer for the upcoming Town Meeting, May 15, 2015. It is free and open to the public. It’s a wonderful opportunity to have your questions answered in an informal setting. Obtain the answers you need to make informed decisions about the Town Budget, and upcoming Town Warrant issues.

Roadwork in Hopkinton to take place this week

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A contractor working for the Town of Hopkinton in preparation for street resurfacing will be installing asphalt shim work on Tuesday April 28th and Wednesday April 29th from 7am-5pm on the following streets.

Ash St – Stone Crossing to Front St. (Tuesday)
Oakhurst Rd – Full length. (Wednesday)
Proctor St – Saddle Hill Rd to cul-de-sac. (Wednesday)
Wilson St – 1500’ North of East Main St to 2800’ North of East Main St. (Wednesday)

One lane of traffic will be open at all times but expect delays and seek alternate routes if possible.

Thank you,

Hopkinton 300th Anniversary Golf Tournament

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Monday June 1st at Hopkinton Country Club
• Scramble starting at 9:30 AM
• Teams of 4 players @ $150 each/$600 per team
• Prizes for the Longest Drive and 1st, 2nd & 3rd place teams
• Imperial Cars of Mendon will be hosting a chance to win a new car for a hole in one at a pre-determined hole
• Banquet dinner to follow at the Hopkinton Country Club
• Corporate, family and individual hole sponsorships available
• Event will be limited to 144 players

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Video Segment: Hopkinton Middle School at 2015 Boston Marathon Wreath Ceremony

At the Boston Marathon Wreath Ceremony, the Hopkinton Middle School chorus sung the Greek National Anthem and 10 selected Students from Hopkinton and Timility Middle school were awarded for winning the marathon essay contest.

Upcoming Discussion at the Sanctuary At Woodville

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The Sanctuary at Woodville invites all who would like to join in the dialogue: What Does it Mean to be a Christ Follower in a World Where Terrorism Exists? This discussion will take place on the evening of Friday, May 1 from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Sanctuary at Woodville, 249 Wood Street (Rt. 135) in Woodville (Hopkinton), MA.

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