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Board of Appeals Overturns Planning Board on Turning Lane

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The protracted Golden Pond hearing has finally closed. The Board of Appeals issued rulings on Thursday night on all 14 conditions imposed on the Golden Pond Resident Care Corp. (GPRCC) by the Planning Board. The Planning Board initially attached the 14 conditions to GPRCC as part of their Site Plan Review, required for the planned Golden Pond expansion project.

School Committee Hears Additional Public Comment

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With the Special Town Meeting and Election just a little over a month away the pace of the comments and suggestions about the new elementary school and redistricting is accelerating.

A dozen residents turned out for the February 17th School Committee meeting to hear fellow townspeople voice their opinions on the two interrelated topics. Those who did speak out addressed the committee during the public comment portion of the meeting.

Dr. Charles F. Bobeck, 82

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Dr. Charles F. Bobeck, 82, died Thursday, February 17, 2011 in Northbridge. He was the husband of Marion (Lockhart), who died January 22, 2011. Born in Clinton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Czulak) Bobeck.

He was a graduate of Clinton High School, Clark University and Tufts Dental School of Boston. He was a dentist in Hopkinton for over 25 years. He was a long-time and well-known member of the BAA Marathon Committee. He also served for many years as Hopkinton's Board of Health Chairman and was a U.S. Navy Korean War veteran.

Weston Nurseries Hires Manager for New Garden Center

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Melissa Oothout will be joining the management team at Weston Nurseries as the Manager of the Garden Center in Chelmsford, Massachusetts due to open on March 1, 2011. Ootthout was previously the Annuals Supervisor for Weston Nurseries in Hopkinton.

Superintendent Search: Finalists Announced

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The Hopkinton School Committee is pleased to announce that the Superintendent Search Screening Committee has identified five outstanding candidates for further consideration by the School Committee for the position of Superintendent of Schools. The thirteen member Screening Committee included representation from the School Committee, the district’s administrative office, building level administration, teachers, community representatives, students, and parents.

Hopkinton Affordable Housing Trust Fund Board

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The Board of Selectmen voted at its February 15, 2011 meeting to seek candidates for membership on the Hopkinton Affordable Housing Trust Fund Board, in accordance with the Hopkinton General Bylaw, Ch. V, Article VII sec. 5: 27-28.

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Ciao Time Restaurant and Catering Closing

At the end of next week, there will be one less place to eat in downtown Hopkinton. Denise Griben, owner of Ciao Time Restaurant and Catering, will be closing the restaurant portion of her business on Friday, February 25th.

Griben first opened at the 28 Main Street location in 2007, filling the space vacated by Café Italiano. In addition to wholesome, home cooked meals ready to go, Griben also served lunch and dinner during the week and had more recently added a Sunday brunch.

Business always slows down over the summer months, but this year it didn’t come back.

Dykema Named Legislator of the Year

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Today, Representative Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) was honored to receive the Legislator of the Year Award from the Massachusetts Veterans Service Officers Association (MA VSOA)

“I’m very honored to receive this award,” said Representative Dykema. “Veterans Service Officers are on the front lines, every day, advocating for our veterans and their families. I’m proud to be working alongside them to support the men and women who have served our country in uniform.”

Hearts and Flowers--All Things Senior Center

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Valentine’s Day at the Senior Center--little red hearts and pretty paper flowers; you could almost feel the love in the air! This past Monday on February 14, the Hopkinton Senior Center hosted yet another wonderful Valentine’s party, complete with live entertainment. This year’s special guest was comedienne and singer Ann Marie King, who performed her one woman show called “Unexpected Songs.” Ann gave her humorous views on love and relationships, basing it on her own life, including funny stories of her relationship with her mother.

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