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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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The Renovated Third Floor at Town Hall

Although the Land Use, Planning and Permitting Department was officially created one year ago, it wasn't until recently that all of the staff were able to work together in one location. With the newly completed renovations to the third floor of town hall, all personnel are now located in the new offices on that floor, resulting in improved communication for the staff and for those they serve.

Hopkinton Affordable Housing Trust Fund Board

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The Board of Selectmen voted at its February 15, 2011 meeting to seek candidates for membership on the Hopkinton Affordable Housing Trust Fund Board, in accordance with the Hopkinton General Bylaw, Ch. V, Article VII sec. 5: 27-28.

Dykema Named Legislator of the Year

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Today, Representative Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) was honored to receive the Legislator of the Year Award from the Massachusetts Veterans Service Officers Association (MA VSOA)

“I’m very honored to receive this award,” said Representative Dykema. “Veterans Service Officers are on the front lines, every day, advocating for our veterans and their families. I’m proud to be working alongside them to support the men and women who have served our country in uniform.”

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Selectman to Discuss FY2012 Budget...and more

The Board of Selectmen will meet on Tuesday, Februar15th at 6:30pm at Town Hall. Watch the HCAM News sneak preview with Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Operations Assistant Geri Holland to find out what's on the agenda.

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Planning Board Member to Run for Selectman

Dick MacDonald of 3 Wyman Lane announced today that he is seeking a position on the Board of Selectmen in the May election.

“I am running for Selectman because I want to become more involved in the management of our town. Town Service is not a spectator sport. People who care about Hopkinton and have opinions on important matters can make the most difference by getting involved.”

Democratic Caucus February 12

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Hopkinton Democrats are called to caucus on Saturday, February 12th at the Hopkinton Fire Station on Main St. (rear entrance, upstairs). In accordance with state party rules, the caucus will begin VERY promptly at 10AM.

The purpose of the caucus is to elect 8 delegates and 3 alternate delegates to the Massachusetts Democratic State Convention on June 4th in Lowell.

All registered Democrats in Hopkinton are invited to vote, run for delegate or alternate, or just to socialize with fellow Dems!

Governor's Budget Reforms and Ends Structural Deficit

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Governor Deval Patrick’s proposed $30.5 billion FY12 budget is a fiscally responsible document designed not only to be a balanced budget but also to remove structural deficits from this and future budgets. The budget proposes spending that is about $570 million less than current FY11 spending.

Trash & Recycling Postponed for Wednesday

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Trash & Recycling collection in the Town of Hopkinton is on the REGULAR SCHEDULE for Tuesday, February 1st, and has been POSTPONED for Wednesday, February 2nd due to the expected snow storms.

All trash and recycling collections beginning with Wednesday will be delayed by one day.

If your regular pick up day is Wednesday, it will be Thursday.
Please have all materials at the curb by 9:00 AM.

If your regular pick up day is Thursday, it will now be Friday.
Please have all materials at the curb by 7:00 AM.

If your regular pick up day is Friday, it will now be Saturday.

Representative Dykema Named to Four Committees

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Representative Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) is proud to announce that she will serve on four legislative committees for the upcoming two-year session. Rep. Dykema will join, for the first time, the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing and the Joint Committee on Public Health. She will also continue serving on the Joint Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture and the Joint Committee on Veterans & Federal Affairs.

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