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MEPA Public Hearing RE: Foxwoods Casino Development

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Tomorrow (Thursday, November 7th, 2013) at 1 pm at the Crystal Room in Milford, 49 Cedar St., the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Agency will be conducting a public hearing related to the environmental impacts of the Foxwoods casino development project. Questions and comments are welcome. If you are unable to attend, written comments are also welcome. Please see below:

Hopkinton Education Foundation Winner Announced

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The Hopkinton Education Foundation today announced key dates in its 2013-2014 calendar of grant-making and fundraising events, and named the winner of its 'Back-to-School' iPad drawing.

The Education Foundation, which provides grants to Hopkinton educators for innovative projects not typically funded by the school budget, will this year begin accepting grant applications from teachers in early January, with an application deadline of March 17, 2014. Grants for the 2014-2015 school year will be announced in May of 2014.

Hopkinton Public Library Foundation Fundraiser

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The Hopkinton Public Library Foundation, Inc. has announced that Vintage Books is donating half the sales from their Empty the Bookstore sale to the new library renovation/expansion in Hopkinton!

Details are:

Empty the Bookstore Sale - Vintage Books benefiting Hopkinton Library

November 6,7, 10am-6pm: $2.00 each
November 8,9, 10am-6pm: $1.00 each
November 10, 12:30pm-6pm: bag sale
November 11, 10am-6pm: bag sale

(All inventory on sale regardless of previous price)

West Elm Street Road Closure UPDATED

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Please be advised that West Elm Street will be closed to through traffic from West Main Street to Priscilla Road on Thursday and Friday of this week, November 7th and 8th, for necessary infrastructure improvements. The road will be closed from 9:00 am through 3:00 pm. Please seek alternate routes. We apologize for any inconvenience.

(UPDATE: The road is closed to Priscilla, not to Dicaprio Road as was previously identified)

Sincerely,
John K. Westerling
Director of Public Works

Planning Board Comments on Hopkinton Mews

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The Planning Board gave its final comments on the proposed Hopkinton Mews development, a development with some affordable housing on the corner of Lumber Street and West Main Street, during its November 4 meeting. All comments made by the town will be gathered by the Board of Selectmen and sent to MassHousing. MassHousing will then make recommendations to the Board of Appeals when an application is filed with the Board.

Flags at Half Staff for SSgt Brett Carnathan of Rockland

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Please be advised Governor Deval L. Patrick has ordered the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, November 7, 2013 in honor of SSgt Brett Carnathan of Rockland who died on October 27, 2013.

This gubernatorial order applies to:

1. The main or administration building of each public institution of the Commonwealth, e.g. town and city halls
2. Other state-owned or state-controlled buildings
3. All state military installations

Public Input Sought for Strategic Planning

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The Hopkinton School Committee is beginning the process of developing a new 5-year Strategic Plan to guide the work of the district. The School Committee is seeking input from across the community to use as the foundation for targeted goals and outcomes. To gather information from the community, Dr. MacLeod will facilitate the following series of Focus Groups with staff, students, administrators, parents, community members, and local business owners. A community wide survey will also be conducted during the month of November.

Focus Group meeting dates are listed below:

Ruth E. (Berry) Phipps, 92

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Ruth E. (Berry) Phipps, 92, died peacefully at her home on November 1, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul M. Phipps, who died in December 2012. They were married for 69 years.

Cournoyer Receives Severance

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Details of former principal Mike Cournoyer's resignation have been released by Superintendent Dr. Cathy MacLeod. Put on leave of absence effective September 19, Cournoyer's resignation was announced on Friday, November 1.

In an email received tonight by HCAM News, MacLeod provided the financial details of the amount of the severance for Mr. Cournoyer and the cost to the district.

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Highlights: Hopkinton/Ashland Joint Meeting to Discuss Regional Fire Departments

Watch the HCAM News video highlights of the October 30 joint meeting between the Hopkinton and Ashland Board of Selectmen to discuss the progress made towards regionalization of the two towns fire departments.

To watch the full meeting online Click Here.

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