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Selectmen's Preview

Watch the HCAM News video as Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Operations Assistant Geri Holland provide a sneak preview of the Board of Selectmen's meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 10th. Come see you your local government in action!

495/MetroWest Development On Planning Board Agenda

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Invitation from Elaine Lazarus, Director Land Use, Planning and Permitting:

May 2011 Town Meeting Recap: Second Night

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Beginning with Article 34, Hopkinton’s annual Town Meeting entered its second night of voting. Article 34, Fire Department Tender Truck, was up for consideration after a reversal of a take no action recommendation from the previous night. After some debate and questions about cost and trade-in values of the old truck, the article passed with a 2/3 majority.

HCAM News Candidate Focus

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HCAM News is pleased to announce its first HCAM News Candidate Focus, a live debate for selectmen and school committee candidates. It will take place on Monday, May 9th , beginning at 7PM in the HCAM Studio. The moderator for the event is US Government & History Teacher Nancy Clark and the panel will include Michelle Murdock, HCAM News Director, Sarah Duckett, Editor & Publisher, The Hopkinton Independent and Deborah Gauthier, Editor, The Hopkinton Crier.

Town Meeting: Monday Night Recap

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The first night of Hopkinton's Annual Town Meeting finished tonight at 11PM. Articles #1 - #34 were completed. Article 34: Fire Department Tender Truck - a motion for No Action failed. A new article will be presented tomorrow night when Town Meeting reconvenes on Tuesday, May 3 at 7PM in the Hopkinton Middle School.

For a brief recap of Monday night's votes, we recommend two links on the Educate Hopkinton website:

http://educatehopkinton.blogspot.com/2011/05/town-meeting-results-contin...

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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.

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