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Selectmen's Preview

The Board of Selectmen is meeting next Tuesday, June 14th at 6:30. Listen as Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Operations Assistant Geri Holland give you a "sneak peek" at the topics that will be covered at Tuesday's meeting. A budget overview, committee appointments, the Town Manager's performance appraisal and more.

Come see your local town government in action! Tuesday night at Town Hall.

Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Moving Wall in MetroWest Now

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The Vietnam Moving Wall project will be in Natick from June 9th through the 12th, at the Natick High School soccer field on West Street, next to the football filed on the same side of the street. The wall will be open to the public 24 hours a day until the afternoon of June 12th. Opening ceremonies will be held at 6:30PM on June 9th.

For a complete schedule of events, Click Here.

From The Moving Wall website:

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Cable Committee Solicits Feedback for Comcast Contract Renewal

Hopkinton's Comcast cable contract is up for renewal. Under the federal law that governs cable renewals, there is process that must be followed and one of the first steps is a public hearing to gather feedback from residents.

"First we are looking to see your comments concerning how well Comcast has performed under its existing license," said Cable Advisory Committee Chairman Kurt Fliegauf. "Second, we would like to hear comments about the community's cable needs and interests."

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Planning Board Discusses Appointment to Community Preservation

At their Monday night meeting, Planning Board members discussed appointments to other committees, but were unable to agree on who should be appointed to the Community Preservation Committee for the coming year.

"I'll volunteer for Community Preservation, " said Ken Weismantel, Chairman of the Planning Board.

But his offer to serve on the Community Preservation Committee, the committee responsible for managing and making spending recommendations for the 2 percent Community Preservation Act (CPA) tax collected each year from residents, met with opposition from other board members.

Rep. Dykema and Project Just Because Help Tornado Victims

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After a tornado and violent thunderstorms whipped through the region, Representative Dykema (D-Hopkinton) and local charities such as Project Just Because, Inc. are reaching out to support the victims. Project Just Because, Inc. (PJB) is a grassroots non-profit organization run by Cherylann Lambert Walsh of Hopkinton, who connects contributors and their donations with community members in need.

Planning Board Agenda for June 6th

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Appointments of Planning Board representatives to the Open Space Preservation Commission, the Community Preservation Committee, the Town Buildings Study Group, the Downtown Revitalization Committee and the Housing Committee will be made at the next meeting of the Planning Board on Monday, June 6th.

Also up for discussion is a look at the site plan review process; how it works and the regulatory framework used by the board.

The complete agenda is attached below.

Congressman Jim McGovern to Hold Office Hours

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"During my time in Congress, I have held hundreds of office hours in every city and town in our congressional district," said McGovern in a mailing to residents. "These one-on-one meetings give me a wonderful opportunity to listen to your concerns and to help you get the service you deserve from the federal government."

McGovern will be at Bill's Pizza in Hopkinton on Saturday, June 11 from 4:00 pm - 5:00pm.

Office hours for surrounding towns are as follows:

    Southborough, Mauro's Village Cafe, 2 Main Street, Southborough, MA 8:00am - 9:00am

Unopened Absentee Ballot May Break Library Trustee Tie Vote

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At the May 16, 2011, Annual Town Election, voters were asked to fill all five seats on the new Board of Library Trustees. In order to stagger the terms of board members, candidates were to be elected to varying terms of office, with the top two candidates receiving three-year seats, the next two candidates receiving two-year seats, and the fifth candidate receiving a one-year seat.

The results of the election showed a tie vote:

    Marie Eldridge 1108
    Leda Arakelian 1013
    June Harris 1013
    Michael J. McNamara 937
    John Belger 136
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Hopkinton Police Department 4th Annual Awards Ceremony

On Wednesday, May 25 the Hopkinton Police Department held its 4th Annual Awards Ceremony to recognize outstanding acts performed in the line of duty. In addition to recognizing Chief Rick Flannery for 30 years of service, the Distinguished Service Award was presented to Officer Gregg DeBoer and the Life Saving Award was also presented to DeBoer and Office Patrick O'Brien.

The complete list of awards are listed below:

10 years of Service
Officer Linda Higgins
Officer Matthew McNeil
Officer Aaron O'Neil

15 years of Service

Press Release from Town Clerk's Office

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At the May 16, 2011, Annual Town Election, voters were asked to fill all five seats on the new Board of Library Trustees. In order to stagger the terms of board members, candidates were to be elected to varying terms of office, with the top two candidates receiving three-year seats, the next two candidates receiving two-year seats, and the fifth candidate receiving a one-year seat.

The results of the election were as follows:
Marie Eldridge 1108
Leda Arakelian 1013
June Harris 1013
Michael J. McNamara 937
John Belger 136
Stanley Pulnik 25

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