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Absentee Ballots Due by Nov. 1

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Absentee ballots are now available at the Town Clerk's office and must be returned to the Clerk's office by noon on Monday, November 1.

Residents wishing to vote by absentee ballot in the upcoming State Election on November 2, can contact the Town Clerk's office for more information at 508-497-9710 or

Office hours are M,W,TH, F from 8am to 4pm.
Tuesdays from 8am to 7pm.

14th Annual Pumpkin Prom a Success

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The 14th annual Pumpkin Prom, a father and daughter dance sponsored by the Hopkinton Lions Club and the Hopkinton High School Leos Club, took place last night at thte Middle School gyn. Hopkinton girls in kindergarten through fifth grade and their dads enjoyed a night of music, dancing and refreshments.

All proceeds from the dancce will be donated to local organizations and charities and Massachusetts Lions Eye Research.

3rd Congressional Candidate Debate Tonight at 8PM

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Don't miss the Hopkinton Independent sponsored Candidate Debate for the 3rd Congressional District Candidates LIVE tonight at the HCAM Studio at 8PM. In addition to our LIVE broadcast on Comcast Channel 8 and Verizon Channel 30, the debate will also be streamling live on our website LImited seating is available in the studio.

ESL Performs "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown"

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A few dozen local trick-or-treaters got a jump on Halloween this season. Dressed in their costumes, the young goblins and witches watched performances of the classic “It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” at Weston Nurseries last weekend, October 23rd and 24th. Presented by Enter Stage Left Theater (ESL), the 20 minute show, presented 4 times daily, recreated all the fun and anticipation as the Peanuts gang got ready to celebrate Halloween.

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Board of Selectmen Meeting Preview

The next meeting of the Board of Selectmen is Tuesday, October 26. Listen to Town Manager Norman Khumalo and his Operations Assistant Geri Holland as they preview the agenda for that night.

“Honoring the Spirit” Unveiled

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The first thing I knew that I had to do was to talk to them,” said painter Dustin Neece, at the moving ceremony held last night at the First Congregational Church, where his painting , “Honoring the Spirit”, was unveiled. The painting was inspired by the tale of seven Marines, all with Hopkinton ties, who fought in the battle of Iwo Jima and returned home.

Neece said he was approached a year ago to paint a portrait to honor these men.

“They opened up, they shared stories, stories that people hadn’t heard before,” said Neece. “This is my way of saying thank you.”

Student-Athlete Workshop Scheduled for October 25

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Coach Tom Lamb, former Athletic Director for Natick High School, Division I, Division III college coach, and athletic recruiting expert, will present a workshop for high school student athletes. If your student is considering playing varsity sports at the DI, DII, or DIII level, this workshop is a must!

Parents and students are encouraged to attend. Topics to be covered include:

How to get Noticed by Coaches
Impact on Financial Aid
Do's and Don'ts
NCAA Rules & Requirements
How Athletics affect Admissions
Parents Roles
Questions to ask College Coaches

All Things Senior Center--Silent Auction

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“The bidding closes in FIVE minutes!” If you were at the Senior Center this past Saturday for the Silent Auction, those were the words you heard right before the bidding closed for all items. What is a “Silent Auction,” you may ask? It’s where each person receives a numbered ticket upon entering the auction—they then walk around looking at all the items up for bid. Each item has a bidding list in front of it, so if there’s something that person would like to bid on, they write down the dollar amount they’re willing to spend, along with the number on their ticket.

Man Arrested for Breaking and Entering in Day Time

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On Monday 18 October 2010 at approximately 2:30 pm, Hopkinton Police received a call from a resident reporting he had arrived home, where he encountered an unknown person inside of his residence. This person fled the residence. The homeowner was able to provide the description of the suspect and the motor vehicle he fled in. The homeowner stated jewelry was taken from the residence. Hopkinton Police searched the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.

Planning Board Reviews Conceptual Library Plan

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The new library took one more small, tentative step forward last night, October 18th, when the plan was presented to the Planning Board at their regular meeting at Town Hall.

As he did for the Board of Selectman recently, Permanent Building Committee Chair John Ferrari briefly outlined the activity behind the site selection process and the grant acquisition procedure. Stewart Roberts, from Johnson Roberts Associates, working with Ferrari, presented the first rough sketch of the proposed library to the group and provided the technical details on the project.


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