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Polls Open at 6:30AM on Nov. 6

As the November 6th election day nears, there are some key deadlines to be aware of in order to be eligible to vote. The first is October 17th, the last day to register to vote.

Also, November 5th, the day before the election, is the last day absentee ballot applications will be accepted. There is a noontime deadline for getting those in on that day and applications can be found on and downloaded from the town's website.

Current Town Committee/Board Vacancy List

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The current list of town Board and Committee vacancies are as follows:

• 300th Anniversary Celebration (3 seats)

• ADA Oversight Committee (1 seat)

• Affordable Housing Trust Fund (2 seats)

• Appropriations Committee (1 seat)

• Board of Appeals Associate Member (2 seats)

• Capital Improvement Committee (2 seats)

• Conservation Commission (1 seat)

• Cultural Council (Maximum 26 members)

• Design Review Board (Alternate Member, Planning Board Appointment)

• Downtown Revitalization Committee (1 seat)

• Permanent Building Committee (1 seat)

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

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For the fourth year in a row Enter Stage Left Theater, Inc. will be presenting It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! at Weston Nurseries, Rte. 135 in Hopkinton. The 30-minute renditions of Charles Schultz’s beloved Halloween story will take place at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. on October 27 and 28. Tickets are $5 and are available at the Weston Nurseries Garden Center. Children can arrive in their Halloween costumes, have their faces painted, and take part in a parade after the show featuring Charlie Brown and friends.

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Bidding Now Open - The HCA Virtual Red Carpet Auction

The Annual Red Carpet Benefit Auction is back - with a twist!

This year the HCA Red Carpet fundraiser will be purely virtual! All bidding will take place online, culminating in a special 1-hour televised event from the HCAM studio, featuring live entertainment and the announcement of our auction winners!

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Interview with Principal Alyson Geary

In addition to searching for a Superintendent, the Hopkinton Public Schools are now also looking for a High School Principal to replace Alyson Geary who announced her resignation in a letter to parents and the community on Wednesday, October 15. In this exclusive video interview with HCAM News, Geary talks about her reason for leaving, her hopes for the future and says she is confident the transition will go smoothly. Watch the video for more!

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Are You Prepared For an Emergency?

The Women's Club sponsored an event on October 15th about emergency preparedness. The program featured presentations by Hopkinton Fire Chief Ken Clark as well as Christopher Besse, Preparedness Coordinator at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), and focused on emergency preparation at both a local and statewide level.

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Metrowest Symphony Orchestra Presents "Divas, Dictators and The Duke" This Saturday

The Metrowest Symphony Orchestra (MSO), in collaboration with The Berklee Singers, Northboro High School and Keefe Regional Technical School, will present a fall concert on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm at the Keefe Regional Technical School auditorium.

Featured selections include, In a Mellow Mood, Mood Indigo, Sophisticated Lady, Take the “A” Train, Don’t Get Around Much and Satin Doll by Duke Ellington, the Candide Overture by Leonard Bernstein, Prelude, Habanera and Toreador from the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet, and Rose’s Turn from the musical Gypsy.

Framingham Man Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography

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October 18, 2012
Boston - A Framingham man was sentenced today for possessing child pornography and threatening to injure the reputation of another.

Joshua M. Pizette, 23, was sentenced by U.S. District Chief Judge Mark L. Wolf to 65 months in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release. Pizette pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and five counts of making threats to injure the reputation of another.

Phone Scam Alert!

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Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Warns of Scam Involving Civil Process Division
The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens today of a telephone scam involving a man
falsely claiming to work for the Civil Process Division of the office.
In the scam, the man allegedly claiming to be a Middlesex Sheriff’s Office deputy working on behalf
of group named ‘American Cash’ and with an out of state law firm tells the person being called he, or
she, will be arrested if they do not wire money to a specific bank. The call might appear to be coming

Community Notification of Level 3 Sex Offender

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Hopkinton resident George Scandalis, 8 Scholfield Road, has been classified as a Level 3 Sex Offender by the Sex Offender Registry Board. As such, the board has determined that this individual is at a high risk to re-offend and that the degree of dangerousness posed to the public is such that a substantial public safety interest is served by active community notification.

To see the official notice from the Sex Offender Registry Board, see the attachment below.


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