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Legislature Advances Fair Share Act

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During a constitutional convention this week, the Massachusetts Legislature voted to amend the Massachusetts Constitution to place an additional 4 percent tax on annual taxable income in excess of $1 million to generate revenues for transportation and educational investments.

The revenue generated – estimated by the Department of Revenue as much as $2.2 billion annually, would fund repair and maintenance projects for roads, bridges or public transportation as well as funding for public education.

Video: Select Board Reorganize and Promote HPD Officer

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At the first Select Board meeting since the Hopkinton Town Election, the Board reorganized and approved HPD Police Chief, Edward Lee's decision to promote Arthur Schofield to Sergeant. View scenes below.

Senate Passes Legislation to Prevent Distracted Driving

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BOSTON – The Massachusetts State Senate on Thursday unanimously passed An Act Preventing Distracted Driving, which would prohibit the use of handheld mobile devices while driving.

“There are too many heartbreaking stories of those who lost loved ones to distracted driving and I’m proud the Senate has taken action in an effort to prevent future tragedies,” said Senate President Karen Spilka (D-Ashland). The way we communicate with each other has changed, but the government’s fundamental responsibility to public safety has not.”

Video: Memorial Day Ceremony in Hopkinton

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The American Legion post 202 hosted the annual Memorial Day celebration in Hopkinton. Speakers included: Representative, Carolyn Dykema, Select Board member, John Coutinho and Post 202 Adjutant and Veteran, Michael Whalen. View scenes from the ceremony below.

Senate Passes FY 2020 Budget

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BOSTON– After adding $74.4 million in additional funding to its original proposal during three days of deliberations, the Massachusetts State Senate passed a $42.8 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2020. The final budget makes targeted investments in education, transportation and mental health services, among other priorities.

Attention All Organizations Who Wish to Participate in Hopkinton Family Day

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Hello again to those of you who previously participated in the Hopkinton Family Day event and to some new groups we have included in this notice. This year Family Day is on Sept. 14th starting at 3 pm. We had a great response last year and we hope to hear from you by June 15. Please respond by filling out and returning the attached Sign up form. I am including a few reminders and also a list of last year activities.

2019 Hopkinton Town Election Results

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In the attachment above, view the unofficial 2019 Hopkinton Town Election Results.

Winners of the contested races:
Selectmen, Brendan Tedstone - 1097, Mary Jo LaFreniere - 990.
Town Moderator, Thomas Garabedian - 1,064.
Parks & Recreation, Cynthia S. Esthimer - 869,
Commissioners of Trust Funds, Susan M. Kurys - 1272,
Planning Board (2 Years), Robert C. Benson Jr. - 975.
All 4 ballot questions passed.

2019 Hopkinton Town Election Results Live on Monday May 20th!

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On Monday May 20th at 8pm, Tom Nappi and Mike Torosian will bring you the 2019 Hopkinton Town Election Results live on HCAM. The Broadcast will be available on HCAM TV (Comcast: Channel 8, Verizon: Channel 30) and also available at www.hcam.tv/live. The broadcast will feature the reading of the results by Town Clerk, Connor Degan, interviews with candidates plus more!

Video: Hopkinton Trails Club Hosts 3rd Annual Public Forum

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The Hopkinton Trails Club hosted the 3rd annual Town Trails Forum at the Hopkinton Senior Center. In the video below, Hcam's, John Ritz caught up with Hopkinton Trails Club Co-Chairs, Steve Frohbeiter and Peter LaGoy.

Thousands Marching on the State House for 5:00 p.m. Rally for Public Education Funding

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BOSTON – Thousands of students, educators, parents, and other supporters of public education are beginning to arrive on Boston Common for a 5:00 p.m. rally and march around the State House to demand passage of bills that would increase state funding for preK-12 public schools by more than $1 billion a year and for public colleges and universities by more than $500 million a year.

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