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Lori Nickerson - School Committee Candidate Statement

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I believe the School Committee needs to improve its communication to the community and in order to do so, the process by which the exchange of information occurs must change. Communication is defined most simply as the exchange of information. The key components are exchange and information. You may have information, but you are not truly communicating unless there is a give and take.

A Perspective on STEM: from Frank Sivo, Candidate for School Committee

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At the April 17th school committee meeting, I was aghast to hear a parent (Tim Ritterbusch) report that there is consideration to substantially reduce the amount of TechEd exposure our children receive in the Hopkinton Middle School. Mr. Ritterbusch’s report compels me to weigh-in on the importance of TechEd and, more broadly, STEM in our curriculum and our children’s futures.

Statement from School Committee Candidate Kelly Knight

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One of the state mandated goals for a School Committee is to review and approve the school budget. Doing this right requires extensive discussion and prioritization among the administrators, superintendent, and the School Committee, leading up to the Annual Town Meeting vote. So how do we get there?

Our budgeting process must be open to the public and offer multiple opportunities for input. This requires an engaged and trusting community.

What is Your "Transportation Nightmare"?

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The 495/MetroWest Partnership, in collaboration with MetroWest Daily News, is soliciting nomination(s) for the region's 'transportation nightmares'. These nominations will be considered by public and private sector representatives serving on the Partnership's Transportation Committee, which will be announcing the 495/MetroWest region's top transportation needs. Please make your voices heard by submitting the nomination form below. Submit as many as you like but please use a separate form for each.

Executive Office of Health ande Human Services: Top 10 Reasons Why The Affordable Care Act Is Good For Massachusetts

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In a press release dated September 25, 2013, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services cites the top 10 reasons why the Affordable care Act is good for Massachusetts:

10. Creates new protections to ensure your insurance plan covers you when you need it. Massachusetts already has strong insurance protections. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) enhances these protections by eliminating limits on the amount of benefits you can receive.

Casino Free Milford Asks for Your Support

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From Casino Free Milford:
Last night the Milford Board of Selectmen signed the host community agreement with Foxwoods and scheduled the town referendum date for Tuesday, November 19th.

We now have two months to spread our critical message to all of Milford’s voters and attain our goal of keeping Milford casino free. We have some exciting ideas for newspaper ads, radio testimonials, mailings and good old-fashioned door-to-door chats, but we need money to bring most of our ideas to reality.

Cestari Says Scordino Knows How to Get It Done

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Dear Editor:

I have been watching the School Committee race closely and was compelled to put pen to paper on a few issues for taxpayers to consider before they vote.

There have been whispers suggesting Ellen is too ‘busy’ to serve our town. Nonsense! We all know when something needs to be done, ask a busy person! Successful ‘busy’ people know how to prioritize, delegate and execute as appropriate. They know how to GET IT DONE.

A Positive Change: Ellen Scordino

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To the Editor, Friends, & Neighbors,

We are fortunate to live in the Town of Hopkinton. It is a community rich with history, excellent schools, growing recreational areas, and intelligent and dedicated volunteers who work hard to improve what this town has to offer. As a community we are made up of veterans, parents, students, longtime residents, and newcomers; all who want the best for our growing Town. At times, change is needed and I think this is a time that voters in our community need to advocate for a positive change on our School Committee.

A Reason to Vote for Scordino

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Dear Editor,

I support Ellen Scordino for school committee for the many reasons that are well documented in the letters which can be found at www.ellens4hopkintonschools.org.

Amy Ritterbusch: Third Candidate Statement

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My name is Amy Ritterbusch and I am running for School Committee. I have lived in Hopkinton for nine years, have three children in the Hopkinton schools and I am committed to keeping our schools strong. I am a dedicated volunteer with a proven track record of bringing fresh ideas to each volunteer role I’ve taken on in town. I have been actively participating in our town budget process for several years and I feel that now is the right time for me to step up and take on a larger role.

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