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Milford Votes No on Casino

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According to news reports from several media sites, the town of Milford has voted down the proposal for a casino. The Milford Daily News is reporting unofficial results that show of the 9,846 voters who cast ballots, or 55 percent of all registered voters, 6,361 votes were cast against the casino and 3,480 in favor. There were five blanks.

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Expects Delays at West Main and School This Week

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Construction at the intersection of School and West Main Streets is ongoing and will continue through next week.

The work along the northerly and southerly legs of School Street will require traffic to be limited to one lane of traffic and may require a limited detour along Dicarlo Road on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, November 20 and 21.

Minor delays are to be expected so please seek alternate routes. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

Thank you
John K. Westerling
Director of Public Works

Patrick Administration Announces New Options for Community-based Health Care and Long-term Support

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Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) John Polanowicz today announced 33 contracts have been awarded to community-based organizations to help seniors and people with disabilities live independently in their homes and communities with local support services.

A component of the Affordable Care Act, the program is an initiative of the federal Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration Grant aimed to help states reduce their reliance on institutional long-term care and expand options for elders and people with disabilities to receive care in their community.

Hopkinton Cheerleaders Score Highest in State

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This past Sunday, November 17, The Hopkinton Cheerleaders (HC) competed in the South Regional Cheerleading Championships at Dartmouth High School, Dartmouth MA. There were three other Regional competitions going on simultaneously; North, Central and West at different locations throughout the state. The South Regional is, by far, the biggest regional competition and arguably the toughest. The Hopkinton Coaches and Cheerleaders went into this competition with high hopes knowing they would be going up against the best of the best.

Local Businesses Raise Money for the Renovation and Expansion of Hopkinton Library

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Hopkinton Public Library Foundation wishes to thank three local businesses – P.Y.LE Sweets, SkyZone Indoor Trampoline Park, and Vintage Books – for their partnerships with the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation to assist in fundraising for the much-needed renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library.

Strategic Plan Focus Groups - Attend on Tuesday

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The Hopkinton School Committee has begun its 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 two remaining Focus Groups with parents and community members. A community wide survey will also be conducted during the month of November. We encourage you to attend so that your voice can be heard.

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Casino Free Milford Seeks Volunteers for Casino Vote

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Casino Free Milford has asked for volunteers from the surrounding communities. If you would like to hold a sign at a street corner in Milford today or tomorrow they would welcome your participation.

Volunteers are welcome at Wendys(corner of Dilla and Cedar) Today from 3:30 - 6:30.

Also on Tuesday anytime(7 a.m. to 8 p.m.) at the polling stations. The polling stations are as follows:

Senior Cente - 60 North Bow St

Italian American Vets Hall - 4 Hayward Field

Portuguese Club - 119 Prospect Heights

Board of Selectmen To Discuss Pending Beaver Related Legislation

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Hopkinton's Board of Selectmen meet this Tuesday, November 19 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Room 215 at Town Hall. Included in the agenda is a discussion related to the growing beaver population in Massachusetts and more specifically in Hopkinton.

MSBA Vote on Center School This Wednesday

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On Wednesday, November 20 at 10 a.m., the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) will meet and vote on the authorization to invite the Town of Hopkinton to the MSBA's eligibility period. The meeting takes place at 40 Broad Street, Boston, MA in the 2nd floor conference room and is open to the public.

Curtis D. Melvin, 81

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Curtis D. Melvin, 81, died Wednesday November 13, 2013 in Framingham. He was the loving husband of Grace K. (McCarthy) Melvin for 56 years. Born in Hopkinton, he was the son of the late Curtis H. and Grace A. (McDormand) Melvin.

He was a 1950 graduate of Hopkinton High School, a 38-year employee of Raytheon, a member of the YMCA Hopkinton Camp and Building Committee and Indian Guides, a long-time volunteer at St. John’s Parish and a long-time member of the Raytheon Management Club and Golf League. He also served in the U.S. Air Force.


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