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Casino Update: Palleiko Urges Gaming Commission to Disqualify Crossroads

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In a new development in the case of Crossroads Massachusetts, the pending Milford casino project, David Nunes, President and CEO of Ajax Gaming Ventures announced in a letter to Milford Town Administrator Richard Villani, that he has been removed from his role as Manager of Crossroads Massachusetts.

“While I will continue to be the largest shareholder in Crossroads, I have had my authority and my title stripped by my investor partners and they wish to proceed in place of me,” wrote Nunes.

Hopkinton Democrats Nominate Candidates and Endorse Markey

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At the Hopkinton Democratic Caucus on Friday April 12, Hopkinton Democrats nominated the following individuals for office:

Dr. Bruce Karlin - Town Moderator
Mary Jo LaFreniere - Board of Assessors
Maureen Bumiller - Commissioner of Trust Funds
Pat O'Brien - Constable

The Committee also voted to endorse Congressman Ed Markey in the Democratic Primary for US Senate. This unusual step was taken in accordance with the Committee's bi-laws by a 2/3 vote.

Republican Caucus Nominates Six Candidates

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The highlight of the busy Hopkinton Republican Town Committee April meeting was an appearance of Michael Sullivan, candidate for US Senate. Mr. Sullivan spoke at length about jobs and the economy, and defense and foreign policy. He highlighted his business experience and public service as State Representative, Plymouth County District Attorney, US Attorney and Director, ATF. The members were impressed with his depth of knowledge and answers to the questions posed.

Hopkinton files FY2013 Statement of Interest (SOI)s with Massachusetts School Building Association (MSBA)

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The School Committee and the Board of Selectmen recently voted to authorize the Superintendent to file two Statements of Interest (SOI) with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) for consideration in Fiscal Year 2013. Prior to those votes, the SOI for Center School and another SOI for Elmwood School were reviewed and endorsed by the Elementary School Building Committee (ESBC).

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Dimitri Kyriakides: The Meaning of the Marathon

What does the Boston Marathon mean to you? Are you a runner hoping to complete your first race? A seasoned competitor, or a spectator along the course? Or maybe you’re interested in the history of the sport.

Just days before the start of the 117th Boston Marathon, HCAM News spoke with Dimitri Kyriakides, the Goodwill Ambassador of the Municipality of Marathon, Greece, and the son of Stylianos Kyriakides, the winner of the 1946 Boston Marathon, during his visit to Boston.

For Dimitri, coming to Boston is like a memorial to his father. Listen as he talks about the importance of the history of the marathon, why he thinks the Boston Marathon is special, and why he thinks the sport of marathoning goes beyond running.

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Highlights Scholars & Stars - Kenyan Runners at Elmwood

Watch the HCAM News video for highlights from the April 12 visit of Kenya's elite runners to Elmwood School. We also have the entire program and as soon as editing is complete, the complete program will be available on-line and on HCAM-ED, Comcast 96 and Verizon 31. So enjoy the highlights for now and check back for more next week!

Marathon Guidelines from the B.A.A.

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“It All Starts Here!” On Marathon Monday the town of Hopkinton will host the runners of the world for the 117th running of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon. Nearly 27,000 runners will cross the start line on their journey to Boston. These runners carry with them thousands of personal triumphs and accomplishments that have earned them the right to be part of this April tradition and we congratulate all the runners!

Cournoyer Appointed Hopkinton High School Principal

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In a press release on Friday afternoon, Interim Superintendent Dr. Steven Hiersche announced that he has appointed Michael Cournoyer as Hopkinton High School's next principal effective July 1, 2013.

21st Century Version of Patriot's Day Coming to Town Common on Marathon Weekend

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The New England Army Recruiting Battalion and its partners in the Army Reserve, the Natick Soldier Systems Center, the Army Medical Department, as well as, volunteers from the New England Community Advisory Board (NECAB), the Fisher House, the Association of the United States Army and Canines for Combat Vets a subsidiary of the National Education for Assistance Dog Services (NEADS) organization will participate in events slated for Patriot’s Day on the Hopkinton Common.


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