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Post Prom Party a Huge Success!

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The Class of 2012 Post Prom Committee would like to thank the many parents, businesses, administration of the Hopkinton High School, and members of the Hopkinton Community who contributed to making the Post Prom Party a huge success. Particular thanks go to Pam Missaggia and her decorating crew for transforming the High School into A Night at the Grammy’s. Co-chairs Fran Levergood and Tee Johnson with their team, coordinated food for the hundreds of students who attended the party.

Memorial Day Events in Hopkinton

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On Monday, May 30, 2011, Hopkinton will hold its annual Memorial Day commemorative events. At the town’s nine military veteran memorial locations, wreaths will be placed, prayers and readings will be read and echo bugle taps will be played. A parade from Mayhew Street to the Town Common will include veterans, boy scouts, girl scouts, brownies, cub scouts, police, fire department, and others. Events at the Gazebo will include short speeches, the band and other tributes to the members of our armed forces both alive and departed.

Photos from Post Prom Party

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Check out some photos from the post prom party! The theme of last night's event was "A Night at the Grammy's". You won't recognize the high school gym and cafeteria areas. Visit Scene in Hopkinton

Press Release from Town Clerk's Office

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At the May 16, 2011, Annual Town Election, voters were asked to fill all five seats on the new Board of Library Trustees. In order to stagger the terms of board members, candidates were to be elected to varying terms of office, with the top two candidates receiving three-year seats, the next two candidates receiving two-year seats, and the fifth candidate receiving a one-year seat.

The results of the election were as follows:
Marie Eldridge 1108
Leda Arakelian 1013
June Harris 1013
Michael J. McNamara 937
John Belger 136
Stanley Pulnik 25

Assistant Town Clerk Resigns

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Assistant Town Clerk Deborah Holbrook announced her resignation today in a letter addressed to the Town Clerk, Town Manager and the Board of Selectmen.

To the Town Clerk, Town Manager, and Board of Selectmen,

I hereby resign as Assistant Town Clerk, due to the Clerk’s refusal to honor the will of the voters expressed in the Annual Town Election.

Income Tax Deduction for Organ Donation

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Today, the Senate adopted Senator Karen Spilka’s (D-Ashland) amendment ‘Gift of Life’ to the Senate budget, which creates an income tax deduction for citizens of Massachusetts who donate an organ, while living, to another human being.

‘Gift of Life’ will allow living organ donors a state income tax deduction of up to $10,000 in related expenses that include travel expenses, lodging expenses, and lost wages that are incurred by the donor and related to his or her organ donation that are not reimbursed in any way.

McGovern on Afghanistan

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Earlier today, over 200 of my colleages stood with me in voting for the McGovern-Jones amendment, sending the strongest bipartisan message yet that it is time to bring our troops home from Afghanistan.

The reasons for our landmark effort are simple: We have no clear mission; the Afghanistani government is corrupt; and we continue to borrow and spend billions of dollars to pay for the longest war in our nation's history. For what?

I believe we need to re-think what we're doing in Afghanistan.

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Meet Zachary Ritterbusch, a National Reflections Winner

Reflections is a national, arts-based program that encourages students to express their creativity across a theme and through a variety of venues. This years' theme was "Together We Can." The program competition begins at the local level with winners moving onto state and then the final, national level.

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Preview of Selectmen's Agenda

The Board of Selectmen is meeting next Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30. Listen as Town Manager Norman Khumalo gives you a "sneak peek" at the topics that will be covered at Tuesday's meeting. New liaisons will be decided, the ADA Committee will be there with an update and Senator Karen Spilka and Representative Carolyn Dykema will be attending. Come see your local town government in action!

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

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The Water Department has completed the annual drinking water quality report. This consumer confidence report is a requirement of the EPA and will be distributed by July 1st for the previous calendar year reporting period. The State of Massachusetts has waived the mailing requirement for systems that serve fewer than 10,000 people. The report will be inserted in the Hopkinton Independent. In addition, copies are available on the Water Department web page and at the Water Department office, 85 Wood Street from 7:00am to 3:30pm.

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