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Elementary School Building Committee Refines Plans

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The Hopkinton Elementary School Building Committee pushed ahead last night as they continued their planning work on the proposed Fruit Street elementary school.

Schematic design reviews, budget refinements and Town Meeting timing made for a full schedule at the November 15th meeting, held at the school administration building on Hayden Rowe.

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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.

Veterans' Day Dinner Celebration 2010

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Hopkinton veterans got a big spirited salute last Thursday night at the Senior Center.

The annual Veterans Day Dinner celebration for 120 local veterans featured speakers, raffles, a chicken dinner with a flag decorated sheet cake and lots of war stories.

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.

Youth Commission Sets Goals and Initiatives

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An updated set of goals and initiatives was one of the major agenda items at the recent Youth Commission meeting.

The October 10th meeting, held at Town Hall, continued an ongoing review process that will eventually result in a comprehensive set of activities and practices designed to promote a healthy environment for the young people of Hopkinton.

The meeting participants agreed on a list of six initiatives:

1. Secure Grants
2. Youth Activities
3. Volunteer Recruitment
4. Community Outreach
5. Web Update and Revision
6. beFree Projects

Hiller's Cleaners Plans Move to Hitchings Hardware Site

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If George Vrahaliotis’ plans become reality, you’ll soon be able to do your grocery shopping and drop off your dry cleaning in one stop.

Vrahaliotis, the owner of Hiller’s Cleaners, wants to move his business from the 97 Main Street location to the site of the now vacant Hitchings Hardware building. Vrahaliotis plans to demolish the current building and build anew. His current site is too small and has too many walls to run efficiently says the Hopkinton businessman.

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.”

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