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Recap of Election Results Live

One thousand seven hundred and thirty-nine (1739) voters made it to the polls on Monday, May 16th, representing about 18% of Hopkinton's registered voters. In the two contested races, Brian Herr was elected to the Board of Selectmen and Nancy Burdick and Scott Aghababian will be serving on the School Committee.

HCAM News was broadcasting live on Monday night and had the opportunity to talk with some of the candidates and other residents waiting for results. Although turnout for this year's election was low, former selectman Eric Sonnett said he was not surprised.

Cestari and Palleiko Voted Chairman and Vice Chair

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As their first order of business tonight, following Monday night's election, the Board of Selectmen voted to reorganize as they begin yet another year of service. Acting as Vice Chair, Selectman Todd Cestari asked for nominations for chairman. John Mosher nominated Cestari and the motion was seconded by Ben Palleiko. The board voted unanimously to elect Cestari as chairman. Newly elected Brian Herr made his first motion of the night when he nominated Ben Palleiko as Vice Chair. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.

Herr Elected to Board of Selectmen

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The results are in for the two contested races in Hokinton's annual Town Election. Brian Herr will be joining the Board of Selectmen at their meeting tomorrow night as Hopkinton's newly elected selectman. Herr had a total of 1139 votes and D'Urso had 548 votes.

In the race for the two seats on the School Committee, Nancy Burdick and Scott Aghababian came out on top, with 1125 votes and 1060 votes respectively.

Dykema to Hold Office Hours in June

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Representative Carolyn Dykema will be holding office hours throughout the 8th Middlesex District.

Any resident who would like to speak with Representative Dykema and is unable to attend office hours should contact her office at (617) 722-2210 or email her aide at [email protected] to set up a personal appointment.

Hopkinton
Friday, June 17th, 8:00 – 9:00am
Golden Spoon
85 W Main St
Hopkinton, MA 01748

Holliston
Friday, June 17th , 9:30 – 10:30am
Pejamajo’s
770 Washington Street
Holliston, MA 01746

Medway
Friday June 3rd, 9:30 – 10:30am
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LIVE NOW: HCAM Election Results Coverage

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HCAM is providing live election coverage on Monday, May 16th starting at 8PM after the polls close. We are broadcasting live from the Middle School Auditorium, so stay tuned to Comcast Channel 8 or Verizon Channel 30 and get the results as soon as they are available. Not near a TV or out of town, but have your laptop nearby? Don't worry, we're streaming as well on http://www.hcam.tv/live-stream.

New this year, Town Clerk Ann Click will swear in newly elected candidates in the Middle School Auditorium on election night.

Candidate Statement: Brian Herr

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Proven, positive leadership is what I will provide as our next Selectman. As a representative of the citizens of Hopkinton in town, at the regional and state levels, I will always conduct myself in a reasonable, responsible and respectful manner. Positive leaders rise above the trivial and work to accomplish the collective goals of the community without denouncing or defaming others that may hold opposing views.

Candidate Statement: Frank D'Urso

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Neighbors, I'm Frank D'Urso and I'm the “No Over-Rides” candidate for Selectman.

I have a Masters Degree in Management and 25 years of experience that can help Hopkinton find innovative ways to solve our problems.

My wife Emily and I have lived in town for 12 years, and taxes have increased dramatically.

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Preview of Selectmen's Agenda

Watch the HCAM News video as Town Manager Norman Khumalo gives our viewers a sneak peek at the upcoming agenda for the Board of Selectmen's meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 17th.

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Excerpts from the School Committee Candidate Focus

Missed the HCAM News Candidate Focus on Monday night? Don't have time to watch the hour long program? Listen to some excerpts as incumbents Nancy Burdick and Richard de Mont and challenger Scott Aghababian answer questions about the next steps for Center School, priorities for the upcoming year and qualities of a good school committee member. To see the full debate, Click Here.

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Watch it Now! Selectman and School Committee Candidate Focus

The replay of the HCAM News Candidate Focus for selectmen and school committee candidates held on Monday night in the HCAM Studio, is now available for replay. Don't miss this great opportunity to learn where the candidates stand on the important issues facing our town. Did they vote in favor of the proposed library expansion at Annual Town Meeting? What are their ideas for commercial expansion in Hopkinton? What do think they are the next steps for Center School now that the proposed elementary school on Fruit Street has failed. Watch now and be an informed voter on Election Day, Monday, May 16th!

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