Team Elected to Represent Hopkinton at 2012 Democratic State Convention

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On Saturday February 11, Democrats in Hopkinton caucused to elect a team to represent the town at the 2012 Democratic State Convention. The primary business of that convention, to be held on June 2nd in Springfield, will be to nominate a candidate for the US Senate.

Hopkinton's delegation will consist of:

Muriel Kramer
Bruce Karlin
Ken Parker
Brian Hassan
Sandy Altamura
Maureen Bumiller
Lisa Whittemore
Dick Duggan
Frank D'urso
Rebeka Hoffman
Margo Roman

Republican Deb Thomas Announces Candidacy for Board of Selectmen

By Michelle Murdock, Freelance Writer

Deb Thomas, a member of the Planning Board, announced today that she is seeking a position on the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen.

“I am running for the Board of Selectmen because Hopkinton is facing critical challenges and opportunities that must be addressed, said Thomas. "The revitalization of our downtown and replacement of Center School are the key issues that challenge us today and have divided us as a community.”

Thomas feels that many Hopkinton residents were drawn to Hopkinton because of its great schools, rural/small town charm and reasonable taxes.

Candidate Statement: Todd Cestari

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It is with great pleasure that I announce my candidacy for re-election to the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen in the upcoming May election.
Three years ago I was humbled by the support of voters on Election Day. I was duly appreciative of the support by my fellow Selectmen, in voting me Vice Chairman, then Chairman, in the past two consecutive years of my first term as Selectman.

Cestari Up for Re-Election

By Michelle Murdock, Freelance Writer

Todd Cestari, current Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, confirmed in a phone interview that he will be seeking re-election to the board in May.

With many of the nationwide problems of three years ago still present, and affecting local government and making things fiscally difficult, Cestari says he hopes to maintain the fiscal discipline put in place by the Board during his three year tenure.

“We are lucky to have a board that will work collaboratively and I want to continue to be part of that,” said Cestari.

Two Meetings Scheduled to Discuss Downtown Plan

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Would you like to learn more about what changes the Town of Hopkinton is considering for the downtown revitalization project (Main Street, between Ash Street and Wood Street)? Do you have comments and recommendations to offer? Aesthetic improvements, pedestrian safety, parking, changes to the major intersections and the possible placement of utility lines underground are all being discussed.

Planning Board to Discuss Downtown Project on Monday Night

By Michelle Murdock, Freelance Writer

The next meeting of the Hopkinton Planning Board is scheduled for 7:30pm on Monday, February 6, 2012. First up on the agenda is a review and discussion of the Downtown Project and next steps. The plan will be presented to the Planning Board at this meeting and residents are invited to attend, to ask questions and to offer recommendations. The Design Review Board, Historic District Commission, Historical Commission and Downtown Revitalization Committee have been invited to participate in the meeting.

Other agenda items include: