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Ellen Scordino Second Candidate Statement - School Committee Election 2013

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Coming to Massachusetts from New York City, where I had to diligently research private schools and educational philosophies, and subject my daughter to interviews, testing and applications, I knew I needed to land in a community with excellent public schools. Not surprisingly, I moved here, to Hopkinton. While our community has many great attributes, the school system is the cornerstone of this community and the single biggest reason why people move to Hopkinton.

Amy Ritterbusch Second Candidate Statement – School Committee Election 2013

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My name is Amy Ritterbusch and I am running for the open seat on our School Committee. I have lived in Hopkinton for nine years and like most residents I am committed to keeping our schools strong. My husband, Tim, and I have three children (Grades 7, 5 and 2) in the Hopkinton Schools. I have a BA from UMass Amherst. In addition to my many volunteer roles in town, I have a freelance web design business.

Chaperones Needed for Post Prom Party

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Each year the junior class parents transform Hopkinton High School into a special place where students come after their prom to enjoy a night of safe fun from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. This Post Prom Event is an important opportunity for us to help ensure the safety of our teenagers and their friends during this exciting time of their high school careers. For the past 19 years, the tradition has been for the sophomore class parents to chaperone this event while the junior class parents are responsible for set up and clean up.

Support for Ellen Scordino

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My wife Ann and I moved here for one reason: the strength of the Hopkinton School System. Our three children are thriving here and we are grateful to all those that have made this possible. We write this letter to express our support for Ellen Scordino for School Committee, because we believe she has the right mix of brains and brawn, to keep our schools preeminent in future.

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State of the Town

In preparation for the upcoming Annual Town Meeting, the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce once again hosted their annual State of the Town event on Thursday, April 25 at the Faith Community Church. Presenting at the event were Town Manager Norman Khumalo, Appropriations Chair Mike Manning and Superintendent Dr. Steven Hiersche. Watch the HCAM News summary below. The full program is available online..

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Bocci Court Open at Senior Center

After being recognized by the Board of Selectmen in December 2011, the bocce court that Dan Liberta built at the Senior Center for his Eagle Scout Project is being put to good use. The center has recently started a weekly organized bocce league with the goal of keeping seniors active and learning something new, while having a ball.

The league meets Fridays at the Senior Center at 10am. Other weekdays have been discussed as well for those who can't make the Friday games. And the court is also available to use for fun at anytime.

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300th Anniversary Hosts Swing Dance Fundraiser

Hopkinton residents sure got into the swing of things as Waltham based swing band Soft Touch was on hand at the High School on April 27th to teach residents how to swing to the music.

The event was sponsored by the Hopkinton 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee, who are in the process of fundraising as they plan for the special festivities in 2015. And as the anniversary quickly approaches, members of the Celebration Committee are looking for community support for other fundraising ideas.

Watch the HCAM News video for a look at the fun, and think about what future activities you would like to see. Send your suggestions to

For more information about the committee, visit their website.

And thanks to HCAM volunteer Tom Dings for attending the dance and providing the video. Way to go Tom!

Texas Barbecue May 18

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The Woodville Rod and Gun Club is having a Texas Barbecue on Saturday, May 18 at 2:00 p.m. There will be Barbecued Ribs, Brisket, and Chicken, with chili, fritters and much more. There will also be a live band called "The Road Dawgs."

Ticket donations are $20.00 for adults and kids only pay $15.00. Tickets are available at the club at 252 Wood Street. For more information go to

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April 2013 in Photos

Typically, April is one of the busiest months in Hopkinton and this year, was no exception. As thousands of runners, spectators, and media descend upon the town for the start of the Boston Marathon, Hopkinton becomes the focal point in the week leading up to the race. For the 21st year, Elmwood School hosted several elite Kenyan runners for the Scholars and Stars event where students got a chance to interact with the runners. Tom Keane's third grade class performed in Boston at the Dinner With Champions sponsored by Run With Kenyans. And marathon team Dick and Rick Hoyt cemented their place in Hopkinton history before running in their 31st Boston Marathon with the unveiling of a bronze statue celebrating their "Yes You Can" attitude.

And although Marathon Monday started out like any other race day, Hopkinton came together in the days following the tragedy at the finish line to honor those affected by it, as well as to reflect upon the town's indelible connection to the race.

In school news, the boys track team finished April with a perfect 6-0 record. Four High School students were honored for their achievements and service to the community by the Women's Club. And Juniors completed their Local Government Project by interacting with local and state officials at the Student Government Breakfast.

Schools and town government also came together for the State of the Schools on the 9th, the Women's Club "Meet the Candidates Night" on the 24th, and the Chamber of Commerce sponsored State of the Town on the 25th.

To see and read about many of these stories, plus more, in greater detail, explore the HCAM website for more Hopkinton. And to see more photos from around Hopkinton, visit the HCAM photo website Scene in Hopkinton.

Teachers and Students Shaving Heads for Dana Farber

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Save the Day, Friday, May 3rd at Hopkinton High School.

In honor of Hopkinton High School senior Emily Day and her fight against Hodgkin's Lymphoma, the class of 2013 is hosting Save the Day. Friends of Emily's have sold over 650 Save the Day t-shirts to raise money for Dana Farber in support of a road race that they will be running in June.

On Friday, hairdresser Ann-Michele Dragsbaek, owner of Ann-Michele's Uptown Hair Design in Hopkinton will be volunteering her time to give a few folks a new look.


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