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Donald C. LaRoche, 80

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Donald C. LaRoche, 80, of Hopkinton and formerly Holliston, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Golden Pond Assisted Living in Hopkinton. Don was the husband of 48 years to the late Angela M. (D’Aloia) LaRoche.

Don was a member of the Army Reserve and worked for 35+ years at Commonwealth Gas where he met his wife Angie. He was an avid Red Sox fan and a much-heralded pitching prospect at Bartlett High in Webster. Don and his family called Holliston home and enjoyed many summers along the Maine coastline (York and Kennebunk).

Editorial: Baffled by Greyhound Friends Board

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My Say editorial by: Maureen Camillucci

Early on, I was a supporter of Greyhound Friends. I used to follow them online to see the majestic dogs and I believed they were doing good work in our community.

Editorial: Animal Welfare Community Group Urges Hopkinton Selectmen to Revoke Greyhound Friends Kennel License

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The animal rescue community has come together to urge the Town of Hopkinton to permanently revoke the kennel license of the dog kennel Greyhound Friends. Many in the community were shocked by a 236-page state report documenting Greyhound Friends’ neglect of sick and injured dogs, including a dog with aggressive cancer.

Candidate Statement: Irfan Nasrullah for Board of Selectmen

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My name is Irfan Nasrullah, and I am proud to announce my candidacy for the Board of Selectmen.

Some might say I’m an old timer here in Hopkinton; my family first moved here in 1981. There was a lot then for a high school freshman to find attractive about Hopkinton, a small centrally located town with wonderful natural beauty, trails, and plenty of space to explore.

Candidate Statement: Rick Jacobs for Board of Health

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My name is Rick Jacobs. I am a physician and I am running for the Board of Health. My wife Trish and I came to Hopkinton as newlyweds 35 years ago. After graduating from UMass Medical School, I served as Chairman of the Department of Radiology at what is now UMass Memorial Medical Center.

Candidate Statement: Stanley D. Pulnik for Hopkinton Board of Library Trustees

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Stanley D. Pulnik, Democratic Caucus Candidate for Hopkinton Board of Library Trustees

My fellow citizens,

Candidate Statement: Lesley Ficarri for Board of Assessors

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Hello Hopkinton Neighbors,

My name is Lesley Ficarri, and I am running for re-election to the Board of Assessors for a 3-year term.

Last May, many of you came out to support my candidacy and elect me to the open 1-year term. Thank you! The Board of Assessors’ key responsibilities are to support the Assessing Department in valuing real estate and personal property, considering tax abatements and exemptions, and providing data and analysis needed to set the annual tax rate in accordance with applicable Massachusetts laws.

Editorial: Supporting Michael King for Board of Health

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I am writing in support of Michael King to be re-elected to the Hopkinton Board of Health. I
have had the pleasure of serving with Michael on the Board of Health over the last year. He is
thoughtful, detail oriented, and his science background makes him a perfect fit for the work of
the Board.

Candidate Statement: Meg Tyler for School Committee

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My name is Meg Tyler, and I am running for School Committee.

As a professor of Humanities at Boston University and as a parent of two, I’ve been thinking about educational practices for much of my adult life. My work requires that I continually challenge my assumptions and test and fortify my knowledge.

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