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Hopkinton Parks and Recreation Starts New Youth Football Program

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Last night the Hopkinton Parks & Recreation Commissioners gave the OK to form a new football program. Open to residents of both Hopkinton and Ashland for children currently in 1st through 7th grade (2nd through 8th grade in Fall of 2012).

“Adding a football program into our current offerings allows us to continue to provide and promote high quality recreational experiences to the community and fully utilize some of the outstanding facilities we’ve developed over the last few years,” stated Ken Driscoll, Chairman of the Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Best Buddies at the Black and White Dance

Watch the HCAM News video to learn more about the Best Buddies program at Hopkinton High. Best Buddies® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Ken Weismantel Announces Re-election Bid for Planning Board

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Ken Weismantel, 145 Ash Street, announced today that he is seeking re-election to the Hopkinton Planning Board.

“I am running for re-election to continue the permitting process of Legacy Farms and continue the efforts to attract new businesses to Hopkinton. The purpose is to increase the town’s commercial tax base while maintaining our town’s character. As the Planning Board Chairman, I have first-hand knowledge of the town’s zoning and permitting procedures. This experience is essential to attainment of the town’s master plan goals and financial stability.”

James “Bud” Davis, 83

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James “Bud” Davis, 83, of Hopkinton, passed away February 10, 2012. Born
in Needham, he was the son of the late Florence (Tully) and Albert Davis.
He was the husband of the late Pamela M. (Martlin) Davis.

A Hopkinton resident for over 50 years, Bud was a member of the National
Guard for 10 years and worked at the National Guard Supply Depot for 39
years.

He is survived by his daughter, Melanie Noonan and her husband Joseph of
Gardner; 2 sisters, Virginia Holden of Hopkinton, and Marion Burke of CT.
He also leaves behind 3 grandchildren, Meghann, Kristina, and Joey. He is

Capital Improvement Committee Votes Recommendations Tonight

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The Capital Improvements Committee (CIC) meets tonight at 6:30PM in Room 215 at Town Hall. According to their posted agenda, the commitee will vote on the preliminary list of capital projects and make their recommendations on which projects they support for the annual Town Meeting in May.

As of the January 17th meeting of the Board of Selectmen, where CIC Chairman James Gosselin presented a preliminary capital budget for FY2013, capital projects totalled $8.2 million for the upcoming fiscal year.

Iwo Jima Day - MA State House February 17

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Iwo Jima Anniversary Event to be held at the Massachusetts State House on Friday, February 17, 2012.

IWO JIMA DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
11:00 AM Parade forms at Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market
11:30 AM Parade steps off and proceeds to State House
12:00 PM Prayer, firing, taps outside State House
12:15 PM Parade disbands
12:30 PM Ceremony in Memorial Hall
1:30 PM Ceremony concludes
1:35 PM Collation in Hall of Flags

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Scholastic Art Awards at Hopkinton High

52 high school students recently earned state level awards in the Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards, setting a new school record.

Governor Signs Executive Order Requiring Performance Management Across State Government, Mandates Strategic Plans and Performance Reporting for all Executive Agencies

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Continuing the Patrick-Murray Administration’s commitment to increasing government efficiency and accountability, Governor Deval Patrick delivered the keynote address today at a conference on performance management in government hosted by the Edwin J. Collins Center for Public Management at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Message From Fire Chief: Proper Disposal of Ashes

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According to Fire Chief Ken Clark, recent outside fires and structural fires in Hopkinton and in surrounding communities due to the improper disposal of wood stove and fire place ashes have been identified. Please review the attached recommended action item to insure the safety of your family and property.

Safety Action: Proper Disposal of Fire Place and Wood Stove Ashes

Popular Music at the Hopkinton Historical Society

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Hopkinton Historical Society will offer a free program on Popular Music of the ‘40’s and ‘50’s at 2pm on Sunday February 19, 2012. The meeting is open to the public and no reservation is required.

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