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Editorial: Supporting Kelly Knight

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I am supporting Kelly Knight in her candidacy for Hopkinton School Committee. We have known Kelly, our neighbor, since the day she first moved into the neighborhood. As a fellow professional woman and mother, the key traits of Kelly that immediately jump to my mind as being absolutely critical for a member of the School Committee are empathy, commitment, curiosity, and ability to communicate.

Editorial: Supporting Kelly Knight

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Please join us in voting for Kelly Knight for Hopkinton School Committee.

We have had the pleasure of knowing Kelly and her family for the past 4 years and believe that her skills are exactly what the School Committee will benefit from right now.

In her job as a Program Manager, Kelly is able to develop clear plans, problem solve, and deal with issues that arise efficiently and objectively all while keeping the big picture of the project in mind.

Editorial: In support of Lori Nickerson

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Karen and I have been lifelong residents of our fair community. We raised five children here and all have gone on to successful careers. Four of our grandchildren currently reside in Town and hopefully two more will join them shortly. We are both products of the Hopkinton School system and have absolutely no regrets about our decision to stay in Town. The schools have improved to the point that they are the envy of most communities in the Commonwealth. We both understand well the need to give-back to the community a sentiment that is shared by Lori Nickerson.

Editorial: Supporting Frank Sivo

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I support Frank Sivo for election to the School Committee.

I have known Frank for the past few years and have been impressed by his intelligence, caring, and commitment to conservative management of our tax dollars.

When it comes to local public education, Frank and I have the same goal: a great education at a cost that the town can afford.

Editorial: Supporting Kelly Knight

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I have known Kelly Knight for several years as our daughters have been on the same Destination Imagination team. First, I want to thank you for providing myself and others in our community, the ability to express our points of view across numerous town topics, including this year’s School Committee candidates.

Editorial: Supporting Frank Sivo

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Frank Sivo and I worked together on the Criteria Working Group a few years ago. The group was set up to help determine potential future needs for the Town of Hopkinton School System. I enjoyed working with Frank and I found many qualities in him that I felt made him a very good manager, leader, and decision maker.

I found him to be very objective and he looked at both sides of the issue prior to making any determination of what his position was. He was a volunteer who was committed to the cause and the outcome.

Lori Nickerson Candidate Statement

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Three superintendents in three years; Hopkinton’s schools have seen more than their share of instability. What could have been done by the School Committee to prepare for the planned and unplanned changes? Succession planning for both teachers and administrators should be an integral part of the school district’s Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan has not been formally updated since 2009 and that has left some gaping holes in terms of priorities.

Editorial: Supporting the Library

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We are excited to be writing to encourage residents to support the long planned and much-needed expansion and renovation of Hopkinton Public Library at the Annual Town Meeting on May 5 and the Town Election on May 19. With your vote and those of your fellow residents, the library project will move forward and Hopkinton can expect to open the doors to a state-of-the art library in December 2016!

Editorial: Supporting Lori Nickerson

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We are writing in support of Lori Nickerson for School Committee.

Editorial: Supporting Lori Nickerson

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We moved to Hopkinton nearly four years ago with a goal of becoming more involved in our community and building long-lasting friendships for our family. As our young children grow and look forward to reaching school-age, we have become more involved in watching and participating in School Committee meetings as well as learning about town politics. It can be a mystery to newcomers to learn the intricacies of town government, but one thing we have already learned is that choosing the right people for School Committee is vitally important.

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