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Videos: FULL Selectmen Candidate Interviews

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Michelle Murdock and Jim Kleinkauf from the Hopkinton Independent and HCAM News Director, Tom Nappi teamed up to interview the 2 Board of Selectmen Candidates running for the open seat in this years town election. The candidates include current co-chair of the Board of Selectmen, John Coutinho who is endorsed by the town’s Republican Caucus and Amman Haidri who was endorsed by the town’s Democratic Caucus.

View the entire and unedited interviews with both candidates below.

John Coutinho

Editorial: Supporting John Coutinho for Board of Selectmen

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Dear Editor and Voters of Hopkinton:

I understand that as a fellow Board member, writing this letter may break some unwritten rule in local politics, but there are times we have to be willing to break the rules.

I ask you to join me in supporting John Coutinho for re-election as Selectman. I’ve known John for over 12 years and I can tell you he’s one of those people who constantly puts others before himself without thinking twice.

Video: 2017 Hopkinton Planning Board Candidates Debate

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On Wednesday May 10th there was a Planning Board Candidates Debate live at the HCAM studios. The debate aired live on HCAM (Comcast Channel 8, Verizon Channel 30).

Panelists Included: Tom Nappi (HCAM), Michelle Murdock (Hopkinton Independent) and Jim Kleinkauf (Hopkinton Independent)

The candidates for Planning Board featured on the debate included; Amy Ritterbusch (D), Muriel Kramer (D), Gary Trendel (R) and Ken Weismantel (R) who are running for the 2 available 5 year term spots and also Irfan Nasrullah (D) who is running for a 1 year term.

Introducing Hiller Shark Tank

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HHS on Tuesday, 5/16 at 2:30pm
Join the future entrepreneurs of Hopkinton as the students at HHS present business ideas that they have been working on as they develop idea generation, team building, leadership, public speaking, and finance skills. The competition and completion of this program on May 23rd will result in a student winning a scholarship for their idea. Join Matt Colleran, who explains how he, Bob Levinson, and Tom Coburn implemented “Hiller Shark Tank” and how local businesses have been instrumental in their success.

Editorial: Supporting Amy Ritterbusch for Planning Board

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I am supporting Amy Ritterbusch for a five year term on the Hopkinton Planning Board. I have known Amy for many years, and I am confident that Amy will carefully consider proposals brought before the Planning Board, will do her background research, and will make sure she hears from constituents on all sides of any issues before making any decisions.

Keefe Tech Students Win with Career & Tech Skills at State Skills USA Contest

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Keefe Regional Technical School students used their career and technical skills to bring home gold, silver and bronze medals at the State SkillsUSA Conference, held at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlborough, MA and Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School in Upton, MA from April 27-29, 2017.

Editorial: Supporting Amy Ritterbusch for Planning Board

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I am supporting Amy Ritterbusch for Planning Board because of Amy's amazing research abilities, knowledge of the town by-laws, strong relationships and commitment to the town of Hopkinton. I have known Amy for well over ten years as we have worked together in many capacities together with eHop (formerly known as Educate Hopkinton), the Hopkinton Parent Teacher Association (HPTA) and we have children similarly aged.

Weather Trends in Hopkinton: April 30th - May 7th

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According to the DPW weather station, the highest temperature reached in Hopkinton last week was 73.4 degrees, the lowest was 35 degrees. Average temperature during the week in Hopkinton was 54 degrees. Humidity was at an average of 71.6%, the peak was 97% while the lowest was 21%. Wind Speed averaged 1.4 MPH, while reaching a high of 10 MPH. Precipitation accumulated 0.93 inches last week in Hopkinton. You can see all the averages for Hopkinton below and be on the lookout for future weather updates in Hopkinton.

Hopkinton Community Yard Sale

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Hopkinton Lions Club
Shop for Bargains and Treasures! It's a great way to bring our community together!
Hopkinton Community Yard Sale
Saturday May 20th 2017
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Homes across Hopkinton
The list of addresses and items for sale at each location will be available at on May 18th

Planning Board Debate Wednesday May 10th at the HCAM Studios

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On Wednesday May 10th at 7pm there will be a Planning Board Candidates Debate live at the HCAM studios at 77 Main St. The debate will air live on HCAM (Comcast Channel 8, Verizon Channel 30) or feel free to join the studio audience.

Panelists Include: Tom Nappi (HCAM), Michelle Murdock (Hopkinton Independent) and Jim Kleinkauf (Hopkinton Independent)


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