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Senate President Spilka Announces Appointments to COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force

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Today, Senate President Karen E. Spilka announced her appointments to the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force.

Town Election Candidates.. On Special 90 Minute Edition of the Hangout Hour!

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Our next edition of the Hopkinton Hangout Hour takes place on Wednesday, June 24th 2020 at 2pm and we have a special 90 minute edition! In the first segment, we will talk with Select Board Candidate, Amy Ritterbusch, in the 2nd segment, Select Board Candidate John Countinho and then at 3pm we talk with Planning Board Candidate, Sundar Sivaraman along with his Wife who is a Board of Library Trustees Candidate, Meena Kaushik.

Watch Now: Teaching During Pandemic and School Committee.. On the Hangout Hour!

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The 63rd edition of the Hopkinton Hangout Hour took place on Tuesday, June 23rd at 2pm. In the episode, we talked with Hopkins School Teacher, Marie Clark and School Committee Candidate, Lya Batlle-Rafferty.

James Lawrence DeWolfe, 76

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James Lawrence DeWolfe dies at the age of 76 after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his brother Paul and sister-in-law Nancy of Hopkinton, MA, niece Michelle of Broomfield, CO, nephew Scott of Oakland, CA, and long time companion Nina Leblanc of Wellesley. He was born on May 19, 1944, in Framingham, MA. His friends call him Jim, and his family called him Uncle Jim.

Weather Trends in Hopkinton: June 15, 2020 - June 21, 2020

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According to the DPW weather station, the highest temperature reached in Hopkinton June 15th-21st 2020 was 92.0 degrees, the lowest was 44.7 degrees. Average temperature during the week in Hopkinton was 70.9 degrees. Humidity was at an average of 69%, the peak was 97% while the lowest was 32%. Rain accumulated 0.00 inches last week. You can see all the averages for Hopkinton below and be on the lookout for future weather updates in Hopkinton.

Hopkinton Girl Scouts Focus on Vaping Epidemic for Silver Award

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Vaping has become a huge problem for teens nationwide and to date, over 68 deaths have been confirmed in 30 states. For their Girl Scout Silver Award, Hopkinton Girl Scouts from Troop 65294 chose to focus on the dangers of vaping in adolescents. The girls hope to educate the parents and students in their community to create awareness and encourage changes in their behavior.

The Hopkinton Cultural Council announces the 2020/2021 slate of officers.

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One the June 18th meeting of the Hopkinton Cultural Council that was held virtually the committee unanimously elected a new slate of officers which include:
Chair- Ilana Cassady
Treasurer- Jonathan Meltzer
Secretary and HPS Schools’ Liaison- Laura Stacey
PR Coordinator- Darlene Hayes
Membership Coordinator- Christine Enos
Grantee Reception Coordinator- Rick Jacobs

Statement from Senate President Spilka on Allston Multimodal Project

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“I have long believed the Allston Multimodal Project should be viewed through a regional lens because its impacts will ripple throughout the Commonwealth. More specifically, I remain concerned about its effects on MetroWest residents. This morning, I reiterated those concerns to the Administration ahead of today’s presentation.

Editorial: Endorsing Amy Ritterbusch for Select Board

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I happily express my support for Amy Ritterbusch for Select Board. Amy and I met four years ago, and we had a brief discussion about eHop and how it came to fruition. What immediately impressed me about Amy was that she not only wanted to be informed but also wanted to help others be informed in order to strengthen our community. She has served on the Planning Board and Historic District Commission in this vein by being prepared, sourcing and sharing objective information and making thoughtful decisions.

Editorial: Endorsing Lya Batlle-Rafferty for School Committee

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It is with pleasure that I endorse Lya Batlle-Rafferty for School Committee. Lya and I have served on the Board of Assessors together since 2017, and I have seen firsthand her dedication to the Town and commitment to elected office. Lya is a thoughtful decision maker who takes the time to evaluate issues with both data and compassion in order to best support our residents. She will bring this same discerning approach to the School Committee as we face the challenges of maintaining our outstanding schools within our financial means.

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