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Video Segment: 2 Retiring Town Employees Honored and Plow Concerns Discussed

At the board of Selectmen meeting Tuesday October 7th, A few residents expressed concern after receiving letters that their streets will not be plowed this winter due to a dispute with the construction company responsible for road maintenance; however Director of Public Works John Westerling had good news that will help all sleep better at night as he stated all roadways will be plowed. "We met with the developer and the developers contractor and we agreed on the work that had to be done, he agreed to mobilize his forces to do all the necessary work in accordance with the punch-list and to be able to have the DPW plow your street this winter."

After 33 years on the job, Jean Scarlata retired from the Hopkinton water & Sewer department. Water and Sewer Superintendent Eric Carty had nothing but good things to say when tribute was paid to Jean’s service at the Board of selectmen meeting. "You will not find a person in town that is more friendly and more willing to help than Jean." The selectmen awarded Jean Scarlata a certificate to recognize her 33 years of service to the Hopkinton Community.

Sergeant of the Hopkinton Police Department Michael Sutton was also honored at the Board of Selectmen meeting as he will be retiring after 24 years of service. Although working with Sergeant Sutton only a short time, Chief Edward Lee had a lot of great things to say about the retiring Sergeant. "This is a huge loss to the Hopkinton Police Department" "When people describe him they use words like honor, integrity, he is a very disciplined person and great leader." "I've only known him for 6 months but he is one of the best Cops I've worked with." Sutton stated: "It's been a pleasure to work with the people in the town of Hopkinton and work with the Men and Women of this Police Department." The selectmen awarded Michael Sutton a certificate to recognize his 24 years of service to the Hopkinton Community.

Rep. Dykema and the MetroWest Veterans Consortium Welcome Secretary Coleman Nee to Holliston for a Forum on Veterans Survivor Support Services

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Boston, MA— Last night, members of the MetroWest Veterans Consortium, including founding member Representative Carolyn Dykema, Representative John Fernandes, and Representative Jeff Roy, met with Secretary of Veterans’ Services Coleman Nee and Maggie Brothers of Army Survivor Outreach Services to discuss support services available for families of fallen service men and women. Veterans’ advocates from across the MetroWest region gathered to discuss current issues facing our veterans and ways the community can come together to better assist our service members and their families.

Board of Appeals Considers West Main St Project

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The Board of Appeals met Wednesday, October 22nd. On the agenda for the night were public hearings for Hopkinton Mews and 85 West Main St. Hopkinton Mews, however, requested a continuance for their project. The Board of Appeals expressed frustration at Hopkinton Mews' repeated continuances. In response, they passed a motion stating that from now until Hopkinton Mews completes their hearings, a representative from the project must be present at every ZBA meeting, whether they are there to request a continuance or hold a hearing.

Stage 3250 Returns November 19th

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Stage 3250 Returns to HCAM in November

Is STEM Always the Best Career Path?
Is Leadership a Teachable Skill?

On November 19th, join Andy Ritz as he discusses the eternal struggle of the college-bound Millennial - do what you love, or do what will make you money? He'll talk about which path he chose, and how he came to that decision.

Then, Evren Gunduz takes Stage 3250 to talk about creating the next generation of leaders. He'll tell you how he's doing it - and why it needs to happen now.

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.

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