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Selectmen's Meeting Preview

The next Board of Selectmen's meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 22. Watch the HCAM News video with Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Operations Assistant Geri Holland to get a sneak peek at what's on the agenda. The meeting starts at 6:30PM at Town Hall. Come see your local town government in action!

Legislative Redistricting Information Now Available Online

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Yesterday, the Massachusetts legislature launched a new web site to make information on legislative redistricting readily available to the public. The redistricting process, which occurs every ten years following the federal census, will result in new boundaries for state House of Representative, state Senate, and congressional districts and will be complete by the fall of 2011.

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Ollenborger Announces Run for Planning Board

Christian Ollenborger, a Republican, announced today that he is seeking a position on the Hopkinton Planning Board. There are three open seats on the board, two for full 5-years terms, and one for an unexpired term until 2013. Ollenborger is hoping to win the seat for the unexpired term, previously held by long time Planning Board member John Coolidge who has resigned effective May 9.

Ollenborger and his wife Wendy are new to Hopkinton and Ollenborger says they are already at home.

Representative Dykema to Hold Office Hours

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Representative Carolyn Dykema will be holding office hours this month throughout the 8th Middlesex District. She will be in Hopkinton on Friday, March 18th from 12:30 t0 1:30pm at Bill's Pizza, 14 Main Street.

Office hours for surrounding towns are listed below:

Holliston
Monday March 21st, 2-3pm
Holliston Public Library, local history room
752 Washington Street
Holliston, MA 01746

Southborough
Monday, March 21st, 10:30-11:30am
Red Barn Coffee Roasters
205 Turnpike Rd
Southborough, MA 01772

Westborough
Monday, March 21st, 9:00-10:00am
Tatnuck Bookseller

Planning Board to Hold Public Hearing

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The Planning Board of the Town of Hopkinton will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to the Zoning Bylaw and Zoning Map. The public hearing will be held at the Town Hall, 18 Main St., Hopkinton, MA, on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 7:30 P.M. The subject matter of the proposed amendments is below.

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Ken Driscoll and Brian Eberlin Announce for Parks and Recreation

Two Republican candidates took out papers today for open positions on the Parks and Recreation Commission. Current Chairman Ken Driscoll is seeking re-election and Brian Eberlin, who served on the Commission from 2003 through 2009, is hoping to return to public service.

“I am running again to finish some of the good that we have started and it would be a privilege to continue to serve the residents of Hopkinton and particularly the youth of our community” said Driscoll.

Student Government Breakfast March 25

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The Student Government Week Breakfast will be on Friday, March 25, from 7:25 – 8:30 AM in the High School Cafeteria. All local government officials are invited to attend, and asked to RSVP as soon as possible to the Selectmen’s Office. As of now, Congressman James McGovern, State Senator Karen Spilka, and State Representative Carolyn Dykema are also planning to attend.

Republican Candidate for Planning Board Announces

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Republican Brian Karp of Nicholas Road officially announced today that he is seeking election to one of the two five-year term positions on the Planning Board.

From the School Committee: Special Town Meeting Info

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The Board of Selectmen has scheduled a Special Town Meeting (STM) for Monday, March 21, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hopkinton High School Athletic Center. Residents will be asked to vote to raise and appropriate funds to build a new elementary school on the town owned Fruit Street property. There will be a Special Election on Monday, March 28, 2011 from 7 am to 8 pm at the Hopkinton Middle School. In order to go forward, the project must pass at both the Special Town Meeting and the election.

Important Voter Information

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Present registered voters do not need to register to vote in order to vote at the Special Town Meeting or the Special Town Election. Only residents who have not registered to vote need to register. Registering to vote by March 8 will enable you to vote at both the Special Town Meeting and the Special Town Election. Please call the Town Clerk’s Office if you have any questions

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