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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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2010 Seasonal Flu Clinics - Free to Hopkinton Residents

The Hopkinton Board of Health through Century Health Systems will be sponsoring seasonal flu clinics for Hopkinton residents 18 years of age and older. The first clinic will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Senior Center at 28 Mayhew Street. A second clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, November 17, 2010 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., also at the Senior Center. There is no charge for the clinic.

McGovern Undergoes Surgery for Thyroid Cancer

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STATEMENT FROM LISA MCGOVERN:

“Earlier today, Jim underwent successful surgery in Washington to remove his thyroid gland. During a recent routine examination, we discovered a small nodule that a biopsy showed to be cancerous. This type of thyroid cancer grows very slowly, and is successfully treatable. He’s feeling good, and his prognosis is excellent. Jim will take a few days off and is looking forward to being back at work next week for the lame-duck session. Until then, I’ll be trying to convince him to rest and stay off the phone!

Center School High Priority for Replacement

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Back in 2007, when the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) lifted its moratorium and invited schools to submit a “Statement of Interest” in order to qualify for state funds to build new schools, a total of 162 requests were received. Out of those 162 requests, the MSBA narrowed the list to 49 requests which were considered high priority. Center School was selected as one of the 49 highest priorities, qualifying in the obsolete building category.

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BOS Meeting Preview

The next Board of Selectmen's meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 9 at 6:30PM. Here are Town Manager Norman Khumalo and his Operations Assistant Geri Holland with a sneak peak at the upcoming agenda.

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