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Hopkinton Needs Sidewalk Plan

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Chairman Joe Markey began the Planning Board’s discussion of sidewalks at their November 9th meeting by saying that Hopkinton doesn’t have a sidewalk plan, but that now would be an opportune time for the Planning Board to begin work on documenting priorities and preparing a plan. Although not directly responsible for sidewalk maintenance, the board frequently encounters sidewalk issues when reviewing and approving site plans.

One of the goals set by the Planning Board in July was to work with the Department of Public Works (DPW) to develop a comprehensive sidewalk plan.

Planning Begins for 2011 MLK Day of Giving Back

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Don’t miss the opportunity to take part in what has quickly become a tradition in Hopkinton. Mark your calendars now for Hopkinton’s Fourth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Giving Back on Monday, January 17. In 2008, 400 Hopkinton students, families and friends participated in this community wide day of giving back. In 2009, the number grew to over 700 participants, and organizers are hoping to top that number for 2011.

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Scouting for Food Stocks Food Pantry

The annual Scouting for Food drive took place on Saturday, November 13. Beginning at 10AM, local Boy and Girl Scouts began picking up the bags of food left by residents' mailboxes. By noon time, the first wave of drop-offs at the Project Just Because Hopkinton Food Pantry was well underway. According to Townwide Coordinator Jack Ryan, this year's event was a much better experience that last year when the food had to be collected in the rain.

Check out the HCAM News video taken at the food pantry on Saturday.

Let Keefe Tech Build Your Dream Home!

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Keefe Technical School in Framingham is now accepting applications for their 2011/2012 House Building Program.
Students from Keefe’s Carpentry, Electrical and Plumbing Programs will construct your dream home from the ground up!

Residents from Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton and Natick may apply if they own property or have an option to buy property.

Hopkinton's Library Site Now at Current Location

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There has been in change in the site selection for the proposed new library. According to Permanent Building Committee (PBC) Chairman John Ferrari, work on the schematic plans for the site behind Center School has been halted, and all remaining funds will be put towards schematic plans for a new library at the current location.

Highway Department Winter Parking Ban

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The DPW wishes to remind all Hopkinton residents of By-Laws pertaining to the parking of motor vehicles during the winter months.

Traffic Rules and Orders, Town of Hopkinton, Article lV, Section 8 “It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle, other than for an emergency, to park said vehicle on any street between the hours of 1:00am to 6:00am from November 15 through April 1.

Article X, Section 1 By-Laws Town of Hopkinton

Average Household Will Pay $8,000 in Taxes for FY2011

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The Board of Selectmen voted to keep a single tax rate for all classes of property for Fiscal Year 2011 at the Tax Classification Hearing held on November 9, 2010. The tax rate for Fiscal Year 2011 was set at $16.73, up from $15.76 from the previous year.

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Veterans’ Day Celebration Well Attended

“Our freedom is not free,” said Tom Argir, the speaker at Hopkinton’s Veterans’ Day Ceremony held at the Town Hall this morning. Argir, the former principal of Center School, addressed a crowd large enough to fill the Selectmen’s Meeting Room in Town Hall. He began his speech with a review of some of the history surrounding Veterans’ Day, explaining that it was originally called Armistice Day following the end of World War I.

“After World War II, it changed to Veterans” Day,” said Argir, “and it’s evolved to honoring living veterans.”

ESL’s Little Mermaid November 20 and 21

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Enter Stage Left Theater will be presenting The Little Mermaid, performed by a cast ranging in age from preschool to third grade, on November 20 and 21 at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Hopkinton High School. Tickets are $10 for adults; and $5 for children (ages 12 years and under) and Stage Door Members. Tickets are available at www.enterstagelefttheater.com.

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Hopkinton Scouting for Food 2010

On Saturday, November 13, the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts of Hopkinton will be collecting food for the Project Just Because Food Pantry to help local residents in need. Since the first Scouting for Food drive, the number of families who rely on the food pantry in Hopkinton has dramatically risen with even more families requiring assistance during the winter months. Your assistance is needed more than ever!

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