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Hopkinton's Third Annual Spring Green Up

At their booth at the recent HPTA Green Expo, members of Hopkinton's Sustainable Green Committee, HopGreen, were on hand to promote recycling and to talk about what the committee is doing to keep Hopkinton green. Chairman Nancy Dourney spoke with HCAM News about the upcoming 3rd Annual Sporing Green Up. Listen to the HCAM News video below to hear what she has to say, and mark your calendars today!

Saturday, May 7

8:30 am - 12 pm

Location: All of Hopkinton!

In Preparation for Annual Town Meeting

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Are you ready for Hopkinton's Annual Town Meeting? Get a head start and read the handouts before the meeting begins. Hopkinton's Annual Town Meeting begins on Monday, May 2 at 7PM in the Middle School Auditorium.

See the following documents attached below:

1) Annual Town Meeting Hand Warrant
2) Appropriation Committee Recommendations
3) Capital Improvement Committee Ten Year Capital Expenditure Plan
& Maintenance and Ten Year Equipment Plan
4) Vendor Report June 30, 2010

State of the Town - Watch it Now!

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Listen to presentations by Town Manager Norman Khumalo, Appropriations Chair Ron Eldridge and Superintendent Jack Phelan as they talk about the "State of the Town". Held earlier this week, the Chamber of Commerce sponsored "State of the Town" is an informative lead up to Town Meeting. If you are interested in Hopkinton's fiscal affairs, you won't want to miss this event.

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Reactions of BOS to Historic District Commission Vote

At their meeting on Tuesday night, the Board of Selectmen took the Historic District Commission to task for ther last minute change of position on the proposed library expansion.

While initially voting to support the library plans a few months back, members of the appointed committee recently met and voted not to endorse the two articles on the Warrant (#49 and #53) related to the library expansion plans.

Selectmen Endorse Town Meeting Articles

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Working late into the night on Tuesday, the Board of Selectmen reviewed and added their stamp of approval to many of the articles up for vote at the Annual Town Meeting on Monday, May 2nd.

At the end of their April 27 meeting, 44 articles were approved, 9 articles required no action from the board, articles 56,57, and 58 had been withdrawn and articles 3 and 21 failed to receive an endorsement from the board.

Candidates Night Cancelled

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The Women's Club "Meet the Candidates Night" scheduled for Wednesday, April 27th has been cancelled.

Senator Spilka Joins Senate President on Trade Mission to Finland

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Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland), the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, was selected by Senate President Therese Murray (D-Plymouth) to join a recently-returned bipartisan trade mission to Finland. The mission was designed to open European business markets, expand opportunities for Massachusetts companies, and promote the Commonwealth as the portal for health care technology and life sciences in the United States.

Appropriations Committee Public Hearing on FY2012 Budget

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The Appropriations Committee presented the FY2012 town budget for public comment on April 21st, just 11 days before it’s scheduled for Town Meeting vote.

Meeting at Town Hall, the Committee publicly reviewed the budget at the sparsely attended open forum. The Committee presented the budget highlights and commented on the major spending and revenue categories for next year. While most of the figures are final numbers, one expense item remains open in the $63 million budget.

State of the Town

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Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the annual State of the Town presentation will take place on Tuesday, April 26, at the First Congregational Church, 126 East Main Street in Hopkinton.

Beginning with coffee and conversation at 7:30AM, followed by a presentation at 8AM, this program will prove to be an informative lead up to Hopkinton's Annual Town Meeting set to convene on May 2, 2011 at 7PM. If you are interested in the state of Hopkinton's fiscal affairs, you won't want to miss this event.

Water Use Restriction Begins May 1

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Please see the notice of water use restriction from Water-Sewer Manager Eric Carty.

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