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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.

Editorial: Supporting Sivo and Knight

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I am writing in support of Frank Sivo and Kelly Knight as candidates for Hopkinton School Committee.

They are both successful professionals whom I've known for a couple of years. They are deeply involved in working to to make our community a better place to live and raise a family. They might come at situations from different perspectives but both have the experience and capacity to learn and adjust to find the best innovative solutions.

Frank Sivo for School Committee

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My wife Eve and I have lived in Hopkinton for 20 years. We have four children in the public school system. I have been active in our community as a Little League baseball coach, an advocate of special education students, and a member of the Appropriation Committee.

My education includes degrees in engineering as well as an MBA. Professionally, I lead strategic planning processes and the continuous improvement program for large life sciences company.

Editorial: Storm-Drain Culvert

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On the afternoon of 3 April I took a walk along the portion of Whitehall State Park that parallels Spring Street. I was most pleasantly surprised to hear this harbinger of Spring in the small pond approximately opposite 42 Spring St. (ensure your computer's volume is turned up)

http://s53.photobucket.com/user/wlgtoo/media/Spring%20Lane/LWH/secondpon...

Editorial: Political endorsement letter

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With the multitude of problems and expenses facing both our schools and Hopkinton as a whole, we need, now more than ever, a disciplined, focused, pragmatic, logical, creative, organized, problem-solver on our School Committee. This unique combination of traits is most commonly found in those working in the engineering field.

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