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Republican Caucus April 8

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The Hopkinton Republican Town Committee will hold a caucus to select candidates for the May Town Election on Friday, April 8 at 5PM to 7PM in Room 211 at Town Hall. The Republican Caucus is open to all registered Republicans and unenrolled voters.

"You must be a registered Republican to be placed on our caucus ballot," says Weismantel.

For further information or to be placed on the Republican caucus ballot, contact Ken Weismantel, Chairman, at 508 435-5725 prior to April 7 at 8 PM.

Hopkinton Democrats Called to Caucus

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The Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee will hold its caucus for registered Democrats on Friday, April 8th at the Fire Station Meeting Room at 7:30PM.

The purpose of the caucus is to nominate candidates for open positions on town board and committees for the upcoming local election on Monday, May 16, 2011.

FY2012 Budget Ready with Debt/Tax Impact Projections

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Review of the town manager’s recommended FY2012 budget will end on Tuesday, March 22 when the Board of Selectmen is expected to vote their approval. Over the past few weeks, the budget has gone through several reviews and changes and the board has met multiple times, in some cases in joint sessions with the School and Appropriations Committee.

Beginning with an almost $900,000 deficit, the members of all three committees have worked with Town Manager Norman Khumalo to reach a balanced budget that is acceptable to the majority of stakeholders.

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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.

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