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Editorial: Supporting Jean Bertschmann for School Committee

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I am writing to support the reelection of Jean Bertschmann for School Committee. I know Jean ‘in passing.’ I have run into her at every school event, literally every event, over the last ten years and in the last six years have had multiple conversations with her before or after each of the district’s searches for new Principals, Superintendents, and most recently, the hiring of our new Director of Student Services (SpEd Director).

Editorial: Supporting Jon Graziano for School Committee

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My name is Troy Mick and I am writing in support of Jon Graziano’s re-election to the School Committee. I have had the pleasure of working with Jon on several town committees and am impressed with his dedication and leadership he provides on the School Committee.

Hopkinton Green Up Day Saturday May 2nd 9-12 at Town Common

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Sponsored by Hopkinton Sustainable Green Committee
Hopkinton Green up Day

It all Starts Here!
Saturday May 2nd, 9‐12noon Town Common
All ages encouraged to participate as we “greenup” and beautify Hopkinton. Additional dumpters will be placed around town.
Trash bags, Gloves will be provided .
Volunteers Needed and beautification donations accepted! For more info visit

Antiques Appraisal Day at Golden Pond

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Golden Pond Assisted Living is hosting a FREE Antiques Appraisal Day on Saturday, May 9th from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM! Antiques Appraisal Day Show event by Peter Yvanovich, SPA.

Peter starts with a 15-20 minute educational piece about antiques, legal and insurance issues, how to find more information about your item, how to dispose or donate it, and other related topics. Following that, guests are invited to have their items valued. Hand-outs are available to take home. Location: Golden Pond, 50 West Main Street, Activities Sun Room, Hopkinton, MA 01748

Editorial: Supporting Jean Bertschmann for School Committee

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I am writing to express my support of Jean Bertschmann for School Committee.

Jean’s commitment to our town and schools is unsurpassed. I have been privileged to work closely with Jean in multiple volunteer capacities over the past 13 years. Whether through co-chairing events, collaborating between organizations, or serving together on committees, I have been consistently impressed with Jean’s tireless work ethic, ability to build consensus, and efficiency in managing tasks.

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Video Segment: Planning Board Member Frank D'Urso and Roy MacDowell of Legacy Farms Debate Article 30

On HCAM's "Point of Order" Planning Board Member Frank D'Urso and Roy MacDowell of Legacy Farms debated Article 30 on the town meeting warrant. If passed Article 30 would allow 200,000 sq feet of commercial space to be replaced with 180 age restricted units on the North Side of Legacy Farms. Several years ago it was voted to allow commercial space in the parcel.

MacDowell in support of article 30 stated some of the benefits of the plan would be a significant increase in net revenue; "the generation of net revenue on a commercial basis on that particular parcel would be $160,000 a year, under our proposal doing age restricted over 55 housing, that parcel with some adjustments in the number of single family homes in the project would bring the net revenue to 1.5 million dollars a year." MacDowell also argued their would be less traffic; "we all know commercial properties generate more traffic than residential." MacDowell expressed that schools would not be affected negatively; "they'll be no school age children attributable to the budget so it won't have an affect on school children, if anything they'll be slightly less school children because we're eliminating 35 single family homes." MacDowell summarized the benefits of Article 30 passing; "when we look at the big picture of less traffic, significantly more revenue and no negative impact on the school systems, I think its a very wise proposal."

Planning Board member Frank D'Urso argued against the plan; "one of the reasons I am against it is because I think the commercial space is a key part of what a lot of people voted for several years ago." D'Urso believes that the original plan is better for the town and safer; "I think the original plan to put office space there is more viable and safer for people." D'Urso's 2 main points were that traffic would be relieved from 135; "Wilson street is going to be a lot more accessible for traffic because the legacy park north road will take a lot of traffic off of 135 and bring it on to Wilson street and Route 85." D'Urso also argued that putting 180 age restricted homes near the gas tanks in the area could be dangerous; "it's more of a concern if you have 180 age restricted homes packed in an area right near the gas tanks." "I would like to retain the original plan from seven years ago and put office space in there... bring more jobs to Hopkinton and increase the commercial tax base and reduce the residential tax base."

For more watch the video below.

Girls Tennis Clocked Ashland

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The Hiller Girls Varsity Tennis team swept the Clockers in Ashland on Monday 5-0, bring their record in the TVL 3-0 and 5-0 overall. An outstanding performance by Olivia Anderson as she beat her opponent at #1 Singles 6-3, 6-0. Steph Pearson played in her first varsity match with Olivia Centrella at 2nd Doubles and won 6-2, 6-1.

The Hillers are home on Wednesday at 3:30 pm as they host the Mustangs of Medway.

Michael Jay Anderson, 24

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Michael Jay Anderson, 24, of Hopkinton, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015 as a result of a motorcycle accident. Born in Framingham, he was the son of Michelle (Welsch) White and her husband Chris of Hopkinton and Robert S. Anderson of Florida.

Michael was a longtime butcher at the former Colella's Supermarket in Hopkinton and most recently at Roche Bros. in Natick. He enjoyed cars, motorcycles, fishing, cooking and boxing. He had a love for his cat Baxter and also for his late cat Shadow.

Editorial: Supporting Jon Graziano for School Committee

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We are supporting Jon Graziano for School Committee because we have seen first-hand his profound commitment to the town of Hopkinton, and specifically our schools. We have known the Graziano family since before we all moved to Hopkinton. We are fortunate to have settled in such a wonderful town, with people like Jon giving much of his time to making our town even better.

Legal Education Seminar: Knowing About and Qualifying for Government Benefits

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Whether you are at home, want to move to assisted living, or are in a nursing home, there are government programs and tax deductions that can help you afford to be there. In this seminar taking place at the Hopkinton Senior Center on Wednesday, May 20 from 6:00-7:00 PM, attorney Arthur Bergeron will be talking about MassHealth, the VA Aid & Attendance benefit, and state and local benefits programs that can help you afford the living arrangement of your choice.

Kindly register by contacting the Senior Center at (508) 497-9730. Light refreshments will be provided.


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