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Brian Karp Announces Run for School Committee

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Dear Hopkinton Residents,

My name is Brian Karp, and I am pleased to announce my candidacy for School Committee.  My decision to run came after the School Committee approved the 2015-2016 school calendar eliminating traditional days off for religious holidays.  I believe that the School Committee's action erodes family values − values that help make our community strong.  

The Hop Swap is Back

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Save the date, Saturday, May 2, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at the High School Cafeteria. Hop Swap is an amazing community tag sale whose proceeds go to the HPTA and Hop Mom's Group. Fill a bag for $15, or for $10 if you donate items to the event.

We are looking for donations that are in good, clean condition. Donations may include: Children's clothing size newborn to 14, kids sporting equipment, maternity clothes, toys, bikes, DVD's, costumes, kids shoes and other gently used children's items.

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Video Segment: First Hopkinton Baby in 2015 Welcomed by Board of Selectmen

The 300th Anniversary committee was in attendance at the last Board of Selectmen meeting as the first Hopkinton baby born in 2015 was welcomed by the Selectmen. Lyla was born to Mark and Nina Hendrick January 8th 2015. Jean Bertschmann, Chair of the Hopkinton 300th Anniversary Committee presented a donation to Lyla's college fund.

Annual Town Meeting Warrant

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The Annual Town Meeting Warrant has been released, and can be found here. If you have any questions, you may contact the Town Manager's Office at 508-497-9700. Town Meeting is scheduled to take place May 4th, 5th and 6th at the Hopkinton Middle School auditorium.

Town of Hopkinton Senior Center Seeks a Part-Time Van Driver

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The Hopkinton Senior Center is seeking a part-time (12 - 19 hours) van driver. Under the general supervision of the department manager or assistant, the position performs van transportation services for senior citizens, assists with loading packages onto and off of vehicle, record keeping, general cleaning and reporting of vehicles' maintenance requirements and attendance of mandated classes. Position performs other duties as needed.

Qualifications - Applicants must meet the following to be considered qualified for this position:

My Life, My Health: Self-Management

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The Hopkinton Senior Center will host a free workshop called My Life, My Health: Self-Management. This is for people 18 and older with long-term medical conditions and takes place on April 29, May 6, May 20, May 27, June 3 and June 10 from 9:30 AM-12:00 PM. You will learn disease related problem-solving, ways to deal with pain and stress, and more! Call Marlene Troupes or Joyce Raum at 508-497-9730 to register. You must attend 4 out of 6 sessions to be a full participant.

Arts in Bloom Exhibit Returns to Hopkinton Center for the Arts

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Juried exhibition presented in collaboration with the Hopkinton Garden Club

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Video Segment: Weston Nurseries Opens for Spring

With the arrival of spring, it will soon be time to once again fix up the garden and the yard. Owner of Weston Nurseries Peter Mezitt stated getting ready for the season is progressing nicely but was a little delayed;. "We have a lot of changes going on at Weston Nurseries...we couldn't really start that until the first week of April." Some of the changes that will be occurring at Weston Nurseries this year include defining the sales area with a fence and backdrop; "we're going to stock the right plants closer to where people park so it's easier to shop here this year." Mezitt also talked about how the various plants will have more detailed signs to make it easier for customers to navigate the options; "I think we're doing a better service to customers if we give them good displays with good signage so that they'll have better questions when they're ready to ask questions." Weston Nurseries recently added hard-scaping products to their selection such as stone choices for patios or walls, lamp posts, hitching posts, mailbox posts and fire-pits.

Despite the brutal winter weather slowing down the spring season, employees are hard at work renovating and setting up the stock to get Weston Nurseries ready for what hopefully will be a great spring and summer for gardening and yard renovations.

DCR’s Wachusett and Sudbury Reservoirs Fishing Season to Open Saturday, April 18, 2015

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BOSTON – Tuesday April 14, 2015— After two delays due to persistent ice conditions, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announces the opening day of fishing at the Wachusett and Sudbury Reservoirs will be Saturday, April 18, 2015. The fishing season for DCR’s West Waushacum and Muddy Ponds in Sterling will also open April 18, 2015.

Hopkinton Women's Club Meet the Candidates Night

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The Hopkinton Women's Club is holding its annual Meet the Candidates Night on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at 7:00 PM in the HCAM-TV studio. We encourage townspeople to attend and ask questions of those citizens running for office in the May 18th Town Election. Home viewers will have the opportunity to pose questions to the candidates using a phone number posted on the TV screen. Questions can also be e-mailed ahead of time or that evening to [email protected].

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