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Editorial: Supporting Lori Nickerson

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A vote for Lori Nickerson for Hopkinton School Committee is a vote for excellence.

Before I decide to support a candidate for local office, I do my homework. In this case, I watched Candidate’s Night, visited Lori’s website, read her campaign materials and arranged to speak directly with Lori on several occasions. These encounters have convinced me to vote for Lori for Hopkinton School Committee on Monday, May 19.

Editorial: Supporting Frank Sivo

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For many years, Hopkinton’s leadership has worked towards a “One Town” approach with respect to growth, capital projects, and budget. As our town continues to grow at an unprecedented speed, this goal becomes more and more critical. School Committee candidate, Frank Sivo, understands this goal first hand. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, he has worked a great deal with the School Committee and has a clear sense of the “One Town” concept. In my view, Frank is the candidate who will bridge any gaps between “Town” and “School” uniting us together as one.

Editorial: Supporting Kelly Knight

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I have lived in Hopkinton for 20 years and met Kelly in 2009 when she and her family moved in across the street. I was delighted to find that my new neighbor was a friendly, intelligent, outgoing person with a wonderful sense of humor and a commitment to civic engagement. As I have gotten to know Kelly better over the past five years, I have come to admire and respect her many outstanding qualities, and heartily endorse her for election to School Committee.

Editorial: Supporting Frank Sivo

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As some know, I’ve spent over 30 years providing education and training in technical fields, to both adults, world wide; and to children, locally. As was written to me some years ago, “It is rare to find a technical person who has excellent [communication] skills.” Frank Sivo is such a person, bringing an understanding of the technical skills needed by our students, and the communication skills required to persuade both the Community and our school administrators of the critical need to include STEM skills in Hopkinton’s education program.

Editorial: Supporting Lori Nickerson

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Lori Nickerson is my choice for School Committee on May 19. To be an effective School
Committee member you need to have a passionate commitment to serve the town of
Hopkinton, a curiosity to learn all sides of an issue, and critical thinking skills that help you
make smart decisions. Lori displays all of these qualities on a regular basis.

Editorial: Supporting Lori Nickerson

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I am pleased to endorse Lori Nickerson for the Hopkinton School Committee.

I have spent time with Lori over the course of her campaign and have come to believe that she has a powerful combination of skills and personal traits that will be a great benefit to our community in this role. She is well educated, highly accomplished professionally and thoughtful. She will also bring common sense and an open personality, which are equally critical for success.

Editorial: Kelly Knight Final Statement

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With less than one week left in this School Committee race I want to take a moment and clearly answer the most common question I have been asked in the last ten weeks: “Why are you running?”

The simple answer is I am running because I will add value, and I believe that if a person thinks they can make a difference that they should step up. I am stepping up.

I have no personal agenda other than a desire to ensure that our school district is run in the most efficient, cost effective, and transparent way possible.

Editorial: Supporting Frank Sivo

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I confidently recommend Frank Sivo for the Hopkinton School Committee. I have had the pleasure of serving with Frank on our Appropriations Committee and am impressed with his common sense approach, ability to build consensus, analytical and, especially, budgetary skills. Frank’s financial sense as well as professional experience positions him well to serve the community in this capacity.

Editorial: Supporting Frank Sivo

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I am writing to you to declare my support for Frank Sivo for the office of School Committee. Where it concerns the responsibilities of the office of School Committee, Massachusetts General Law stresses familiarity with school finances, the open meeting law, conflict of interest law, special education law, collective bargaining, school leadership and evaluations. Frank has the professional background and local government experience to represent our Community in this office.

Editorial: Supporting Frank Sivo

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I’ve been a neighbor of Frank’s for approximately 15 years, and have gotten to know him, and his family, quite well.

I find him to be a highly thoughtful and intelligent leader who is outstanding at setting and executing strategic plans for business issues as well as town issues.

He’s an excellent listener who asks the right questions, is someone who is looking to makes things better for all and rarely has a personal agenda. He is also a great human being who truly cares about others and has empathy for those in society who don’t have much or are hurting.

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