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Elmwood Roof Passes at Ballot

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Special Town Elections results are in! The Special Town Election was held on December 3, 2012, at the Middle School Brown Gymnasium. The polls were open from 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. A total of 516 ballots were cast. The results of the voting are as follows:

YES votes = 404
NO votes = 112

Milford Casino Back in the News

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Selectmen discussed several possible actions in response to the news that Colorado developer David Nunes has vowed to stay in the race for the one casino license to be granted in the Boston region which includes Suffolk, Middlesex, Norfolk, Essex and Worcester counties.

Planning Board Agenda for December 3

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The Planning Board meets tonight, Monday December 3, starting at 7:30PM in Room 211 at Town Hall. Among the topics on the agenda is a further dicussion of the changes to the downtown intersection and a presentation and discussion of the Main Street Planning Corridor by the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce 2020 initiative.

The full agenda is attached below.

Elmwood Roof Goes to Ballot Today

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All three articles, the Elmwood School Roof replacement, the Elm Street Sewer Extension and the Grove Street-Main Street Parcel Acquisition were approved by voters at Hopkinton’s November 2012 Special Town Meeting.

Photos from Macbeth

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Thanks to Mike Rosenzweig we have some great photos from the Middle School production of Macbeth. Check them at Scene in Hopkinton now!

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November in Pictures

November was another busy month in Hopkinton. The month kicked off with the end of the election process with Congressional candidates Sean Bielat and Joe Kennedy making stops in Hopkinton. Kennedy ultimately won the seat, garnering 61% of the vote. In local government news, all 3 articles, including the Elmwood roof, were approved by voters at Special Town Meeting on the 26th.

November was also a month of firsts, including the first snowfall of the season on the 7th as well as the premiere of the HCAM live call-in show the Hop Seat the following night. Also, new episodes of the popular HCAM shows Physician Focus and Wake up and Smell the Poetry were filmed in the studio. There was also some new business news this month with the official grand opening of CrossFit Resilience gym on the 17th. And renovations on Old Town Liquors on Main Street were completed on the 27th. In other business news, Snappy Dogs food stand officially closed down for the winter months.

And as the Hiller's fall season winds down, many teams had a lot to celebrate. Both the girl's and the boy's Cross Country teams advanced to compete at All States on the 17th. Both teams had strong finishes, with the girls placing 6th and the boys getting 11th. The Cheerleaders came in second place at the South Regional Championship on the 11th, qualifying them for the state championship. The Seniors on the Football team capped off their successful 9-2 season during Senior night on the 9th, marking their last home game. And the girls proved that football isn't just a boys' sport during the 6th annual Powder Puff game on the 16th, in which the Seniors beat the Juniors for the 4th year in a row. Chick Welch Field was the setting for another football game on the day after Thanksgiving. The 11th annual tag football tournament known as the Turkey Bowl gives Hopkinton alumni a chance to have some fun while reconnecting with each other.

Besides turkey, Hopkinton residents had a lot to be thankful this month, including the sacrifices that veterans make. Hopkins School celebrated Veterans' Day with an assembly in which students got to personally say thanks to veterans. And the town honored it with a service at Town Hall. Hopkinton residents also got a chance to express other things that were grateful for during a blessing ceremony for the kickoff to ribbons of gratitude, sponsored by Water Fresh Farm.

To see and read about many of these stories in greater detail, look for the full story on our website. And to see more photos from around Hopkinton, visit the HCAM photo website Scene in Hopkinton. And if you have a photo to share, send it to

HCA Holiday Boutique This Weekend

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Pottery, jewelry, whimsical gifts, decorations, candles, and paper goods are just some of the items that will be available at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts Holiday Boutique on Friday, November 30 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, December 1 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; and on Sunday, December 2 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. The Holiday Boutique is free and open to the public and will be held at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, 98 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton.

Deadline December 7 for PTA Reflections Theme: “The Magic of a Moment”

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Encourage your students’ artistic exploration! All Hopkinton students are invited to participate. Reflections recognizes and awards preK – grade 12 students’ artistry & creativity at the local, state and national level. Encourage your children to show us their talent in any of the following categories:

  • Dance Choreography (includes gymnastics, ice skating, any form of dance expression)
  • Film/Video Production
  • Literature
  • Musical Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts (includes drawing, painting, print making & collage)

HPTA Announcements - Time Sensitive!

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Announcements from the HPTA:

ESL’s USO Christmas Show December 7-8

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Bob Hope, the Andrews Sisters, and Les Brown and his Band of Renown are just some of the entertainers that will be serenading the “troops” with music of the 1940s at Enter Stage Left’s USO Christmas Show at the Hopkinton High School on December 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 for adults and $13 for seniors and students.


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