My name is Holly Morand, and I am asking for your vote this May to join the School Committee. I have been a resident of Hopkinton for almost 20 years, and I care deeply about this community. I have two children in the Hopkinton Public Schools; my daughter is in first grade, and my son is in third. My son had a profound speech delay and could not talk (even with private speech therapy!) until he worked with Hopkinton’s outstanding special education staff, and now he talks pretty much constantly.
My name is Jared Pray and I am running for the 1-year seat on the School Committee. I have lived in Hopkinton for 17 years with my wife, Jessica and three children (a 1st grader, a 4th grader, and a future member of the class of 2038). I have a vested interest in maintaining our excellent school system, but also ensuring that we actively work to improve, rather than merely maintaining the status quo.
Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Hopkinton Parks & Recreation Director Jay Guelfi and Commission Chair Dan Terry would like to share with the community information on the Warrant Article relating to the Fruit Street Fields turf replacement project, which residents will vote on at Annual Town Meeting next week.
My name is John Cardillo and I'm running for Town Constable. I have lived in Hopkinton for the past 25 years and have been involved in many activities in town. I have coached softball for my daughter Kimberly and was assistant Little League baseball coach for my son Jason (Jason went on to play baseball for Hopkinton High School). I was also on the Little League Board as equipment manager. I was involved with the Hopkinton High School (HHS) cheerleading (of which Kimberly was a part) as their unofficial photographer and part time fundraiser.
I am seeking re-election to the School Committee 3 year seat this May to continue to work on behalf of Hopkinton students, families and staff, while still meeting the fiduciary responsibility we hold to the town. Emerging from the pandemic and in the midst of a youth mental health crisis, our students are facing greater social and emotional needs and learning gaps than we have seen in the past.
Please be advised that a required fire flow test will take place Saturday, April 23d. Crews will be testing the fire pump systems on South Street. Because these tests will take place on main transmission lines, customers may notice some discoloration during and after the tests throughout town. Any discoloration that may occur will eventually dissipate. Please check your water before using it. You may need to run your cold water line to clear your internal pipes after the test is complete.