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Register to Vote by April 12

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News from Town Clerk Ann Click:

New Hopkinton residents wishing to vote at the May 2nd Annual Town Meeting and the May 16, 2011 Annual Town Election must register by
April 12, 2011 .

Office Hours for the Town Clerk's office are listed below:

Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri.
8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Tues. 8:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Office Hours April 12th
8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Please contact the Town Clerk for Absentee Ballots.

18 Main Street
508-497-9710
[email protected]

Legacy Farms, Hillers Cleaners and Master Plan 2012 at Planning Board on Monday

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The agenda for the Monday, April 4th meeting of the Planning Board has been posted and includes, among other things, a public hearing and Site Plan Review of the Southwest Village at Legacy Farms, a proposed 240-unit apartment complex off Legacy Farms Road South. The hearing will be held jointly with the Conservation Commission in Room 215 at Town Hall beginning at 7PM.

To view the first submittal of the plans for the apartment complex, visit the Planning Board website.

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Ballot Results and Reaction to Vote

Hopkinton residents resoundingly voted down the proposal for a new elementary school at Fruit Street in yesterday's Special Town Election. A total of 3,197 votes were cast, 2,302 against the proposal and 895 in favor.

Listen as Town Clerk Ann Click reads the results from the Middle School gym last night and hear the reaction to the results from residents on both sides of the issue.

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Rep. Dykema Interviews DA Leone at HCAM Studio

Representative Carolyn Dykema was at the HCAM Studio last week to tape an interview with Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone. Watch the HCAM News video segment to hear excerpts from the half-hour show and learn more about Leone's background and his take on current legal issues in Massachusetts.

Final editing of the complete show is almost finished. Check our website soon to watch the entire interview and check our Program Guide for broadcast dates and time.

Ballot Results: Fruit Street School Fails

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Results from today's Special Town Election are in:
YES votes = 895
NO votes = 2302
Total Votes = 3197

The ballot question fails.

Stay tuned to HCAM for Election Results

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HCAM News will be reporting from the Hopkinton Middle School as soon as the final election counts are available. While we will not be broadcasting live, the results of the ballot question for the proposed elementary school at Fruit Street will be posted on our website, on Comcast Channel 8 and Verizon Channel 30 and on our Facebook page as soon as results are available.

Stay tuned to HCAM for the latest election coverage!

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Committee Profile: Downtown Revitalization

Would you like to work with a group of your fellow residents to help improve Hopkinton's downtown? Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Becoming a member of the Downtown Revitalization Committee will allow you to do both. While many daily activities of local town government are conducted by full-time paid professionals, unpaid volunteers are vital to staff town committees and commissions that help establish policies and priorities, administer by-laws, and conduct various activities.

Spilka Files Bill to Increase Access to Aqueducts

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The Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture held a public hearing today on bills filed by Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) and Representative Chris Walsh (D-Framingham) aimed at increasing public access to Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) aqueducts.

LIVE Broadcast of Special Town Meeting at 7PM

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Tune in tonight beginning at 7PM for HCAM-TV's live broadcast of Hopkinton's Special Town Meeting. Beginning at 7PM from the High School Athletic Center, Special Town Meeting will broadcast live on Comcast Channel 8 and Verizon Channel 30 and will also be available streaming live on the HCAM Website.

If you can't make the meeting in person, don't miss the opportunity to watch your local town government in action.

From the HPTA: A Guide to Town Meeting

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Town Meeting Survival Guide

If you have never been to Town Meeting before, you may not know what to expect. As such, we decided to pass along this “survival guide” to help you know what to expect.

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