Government

4th Annual Spring Green Up Day Saturday, April 28, 2012

By Michelle Murdock, Freelance Writer

Hopkinton's Sustainable Green Committee will be holding its 4th Annual Spring Green Up on the Town Common at 9:00 am on April 28th. Many town organizations, clubs and neighborhoods will again be participating in the effort to clean up Hopkinton. Residents are encouraged to grab a pair of gloves and a garbage bag and either head out your door to pick up trash, or identify an area of town that needs clean up and head there. Plans have been made to work with town groups to organize clean up of areas in need.

4th Annual Spring Green Up Day Saturday, April 28, 2012

By Michelle Murdock, Freelance Writer

Hopkinton's Sustainable Green Committee will be holding its 4th Annual Spring Green Up on the Town Common at 9:00 am on April 28th. Many town organizations, clubs and neighborhoods will again be participating in the effort to clean up Hopkinton. Residents are encouraged to grab a pair of gloves and a garbage bag and either head out your door to pick up trash, or identify an area of town that needs clean up and head there. Plans have been made to work with town groups to organize clean up of areas in need.

Candidate Statement: Jon Graziano

By contributor,

My name is Jon Graziano, and I am running for School Committee. My wife, Erin, and I moved to Hopkinton two years ago. As the parents of three young children (ages 6, 4 and 1), one of the primary reasons we were attracted to the town was the school system, and our experience so far has validated that decision. Over the past year I have been the Appropriations Committee liaison to the School Committee.

Candidate Endorsement: Jean Bertschmann

By contributor,

My name is Mary Murphy and I am supporting Jean Bertschmann for School Committee because she is a hard worker and has a wealth of history and knowledge about the Hopkinton schools. With 4 children (often spanning one in each school), she didn’t just sit back and watch things happen- she got involved!

I worked with Jean when we both served on the HHS School Council. I have observed her to be a level headed, thoughtful leader. She has a quiet way of listening and educating herself and others on the needs of our town.

Endorsing Jean Bertschmann for School Committee

By contributor,

I am writing to endorse Jean Bertschmann for re-election for School Committee. I have
known Jean for over ten years. We met when our daughters were in kindergarten
together. She has been a friend and someone I have worked with in several capacities
over the years. I was able to see Jean in action as she led the HPTA. She was forward-
thinking, innovative, approachable and very dedicated. She attended all the events,
whether she needed to or not, just to show her support. I became active with the SPEAC

Meet the Candidates Night April 25

By Michelle Murdock, Freelance Writer

Election Day in Hopkinton is Monday, May 21, 2012. Are you ready? Do you know who's running for office? The Annual Women's Club "Meet the Candidates" night is this Wednesday, April 25th at 7PM in the HCAM studio. Come and find out who's running for open positions on several town boards and committees, learn where the candidates stand on the issues facing Hopkinton and what they feel are the top priorities that need to be addressed.

“Shop & Explore MetroWest” - A New Program from the MetroWest Tourism and Visitors Bureau

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Retailers, restaurants, cultural institutions and recreational areas in nineteen communities throughout the MetroWest region of Massachusetts will be holding scores of promotions and special events for visitors and local residents alike from May 26 to June 3 during a new, region-wide program, “Shop & Explore MetroWest,” launched by the MetroWest Tourism & Visitors Bureau.

Planning Board Meets Monday April 23

By Michelle Murdock, Freelance Writer

The next meeting of the Hopkinton Planning Board is scheduled for Monday, April 23, 2012 at 7:30PM in Room 211 at Town Hall. Included on the agenda for the evening is a Major Site Plan Review for Perkin Elmer for a proposed 60,000 sq. ft. addition to 68 Elm Street location and a 25,000 sq. ft. addition to 5 Parkwood
Drive, and associated increases in parking lot area at each building.

Earth Day Message from Rep. Dykema

By contributor,

Since the first Earth Day in 1970, we’ve seen great progress toward better stewardship of our natural resources. From the federal Clean Air and Clean Water Acts of the 1970’s, to the Green Communities Act here in Massachusetts in 2008, we have a lot of accomplishments to celebrate over the past 40 years. I’m reminded daily that environmental protection continues to be a priority for my constituents (and my children!). As a member of the legislature and the Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, I will continue to advocate for environmental progress.