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Fatima Shrine Event - November 8th

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On Saturday November 8th, you are all invited to COME AND JOIN US, as we celebrate our Founder: ST. GUIDO M. CONFORTI. The theme for this celebration is: “ST. GUIDO M. CONFORTI his Life, Mission and Consecration: all the followers of Christ are missionaries”. The presenter will be Fr. Paul Frechette, SM a member of the Society of Mary (Marists). At present he is the formation director for his community in Boston. The evening program will begin with the celebration of the Mass at 5:15pm followed by Pizza and the presentation. No charge and no reservations, all are welcome.

Editorial: Supporting Carolyn Dykema

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BOSTON, MA – Representative Carolyn Dykema issued the following statement today:

Representative Dykema Issues Statement Regarding Hopkinton Bus Driver Arrest

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BOSTON, MA – Representative Carolyn Dykema issued the following statement today:

Hopkinton Parks & Recreation Commission Vacancy Announcement

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The Board of Selectmen voted at its October 21, 2014 meeting to accept the resignation of a member of the Parks & Recreation Commission and is currently seeking candidates for this position.

A joint meeting, consisting of the remaining members of the Hopkinton Parks & Recreation Commission and the members of the Board of Selectmen, will convene and vote at a later date to appoint one individual to temporarily fill the seat until the next Annual Town Election in May of 2015.

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Video Segment: Chamber of Commerce celebrates Downtown Hopkinton

The Chamber of Commerce recently held a celebration at the Bittersweet Co. Coffee Shop in downtown Hopkinton, the event was open to the public and recent renovations were discussed as well as some further renovations that will be taking place in the downtown area. Speakers included; Chamber of Commerce President Scott Richardson, Selectmen Ben Palleiko and Chamber of Commerce Secretary Ron Foisy.

Also at the downtown celebration, new Hopkinton business owners talked about their services. The speakers included owner of Vinny’s Pizza, Mark Kosa,, Owner of Bittersweet Co. Hope Hellberg and Co-owners of Swoon Lisa Strang and Kathleen Mazur.

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Video Segment: Hopkinton Real Estate Report October 2014

Homes for Sale in Hopkinton have increased from 58 in September 2013 to 73 in September 2014. Despite more homes for sale, the median asking price increased 26% from last year to just under $600,000. From July 1st to September 30th of this year, 76 homes have sold, which is 29% more than last year at this time. The Median Sales price is up to $637,000 in Hopkinton, 7% more than last year. Overall sellers are experiencing a 46% increase for time on market to 60 average days. Sellers have received an average of 98% of their asking price which indicates listing prices are realistic to what buyers are willing to pay in the current market.

The least expensive home to sell in Hopkinton during the 3rd quarter of 2014 was 62 West Main Street which sold for $175,000 (Asking Price was $197,000). 62 West Main Street features 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath with a one car under-garage and was built in 1953. The most expensive home sold in Hopkinton in the 3rd quarter of 2014 was 15 Wescott Drive which sold for $1,740,000 (Asking Price was $1,999,900). 15 Wescott features 5 bedrooms, 6 full baths and a 3 full car garage.

Watch the Video as Kathleen Buckley breaks down home sales in Hopkinton from July 1st to September 30th of this year.

Vets Breakfast November 7 at Senior Center

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Enjoy breakfast at the Senior Center Mess Hall featuring chipped beef and other great chow on Friday, 7 November 2014, at or about 0900 hours. The regulars are there early, so don't be late. Be prepared for the camaraderie of good friends. Please invite Vets who don't receive this message. If there are transportation difficulties, call Amy Beck by 5 November 2014, 508 497-9730.

Hopkinton to Honor Its Military Veterans

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Veterans’ Appreciation Dinner November 11, 2014

ESBC Selects Design Firm

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On Tuesday, October 21st, the Elementary School Building Committee chose the design firm for the Center school project.

The MSBA and the members representing the ESBC voted for DRA as their first choice design team; DRA garnered the most votes from the panel. DRA was chosen out of three possible candidates. "They all came with very high qualifications", ESBC chair Joe Markey stated today at HCAM's ESBC Update, but stated that they felt DRA in particular would work closely with the committee and not stay "in their ivory tower" as Markey said.

Dr. Cathy MacLeod and Police Chief Edward Lee answered questions regarding Bus Driver accused of OUI

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59 Year Old, Robert Murphy of Ashland, Massachusetts was arrested Saturday Night (October 18th, 2014) and accused of drinking and driving a school bus with 25 members of the Hopkinton High School cross country team on board while on the way back from the Barnstable Fairgrounds in Falmouth, MA. Murphy had been accused of DUI twice prior to the incident, the state CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) check conducted did not include Murphy's prior offenses since they took place prior to the five year period the CORI check was conducted.

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