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Welcome to the Graveyard - Focus on Hopkinton

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The souls buried in Hopkinton’s nine cemeteries couldn't escape death but each has found a piece of immortality. Their lives will be remembered forever through their gravestones. Each stone tells the story of a life - and a time.

"There's a treasure trove of history right in your backyard," said Brenda Sullivan, a member of the Gravestone Girls. "There are 200 or 300 years of history buried under every cemetery. I consider it my job to get people out into the cemeteries."

West Main and School Street Improvements to go Before Town Meeting in May

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Residents should expect to see an article to fund improvements at the School and West Main Street intersection presented at Town Meeting in May. Representatives from WorldTech Engineering, the consultants for the project, presented their recommended solution for the intersection, which includes the addition of a traffic signal with turning lanes, some pavement widening and two small land takings, and an estimated cost of $530,000, to the Board of Selectmen at their March 6 meeting.

Town Manager Presents Recommended Budget

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At a joint meeting of the Board of Selectmen, the School Committee and the Appropriation Committee, Town Manager Norman Khumalo presented his recommended budget for Fiscal Year 2013. According to Khumalo, the budget is based on a realistic projection of revenues and expenditures and meets several established goals, such as investing tax resources based on priorities set by the boards and the community and spending within the town’s means while proposing a responsible level of taxation.

Dorothy May Messom, 86

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Dorothy May Messom, formerly of Hopkinton, MA passed away peacefully on March 5th, 2012, one day after her 86th birthday. Loving Mother to the late Samuel Click, devoted mother-in-law to Ann Click, beloved grandmother to David Click and his fiancée Kirstin Walsh, Kelley Petralia and her husband Matt, and Tom Click and his wife Shelley, and proud great-grandmother to Ryan Click, Michael Click, Camden Petralia, Lucy Petralia, and Amelia May Petralia. Dotty spent her career at Olsen Medical in Ashland.

Vote on Super Tuesday

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On March 6, known as Super Tuesday, Massachusetts voters will join voters in nine other states to vote in the Presidential Primary. Polls are open at the Hopkinton Middle School from 7AM to 8PM. Don't forget to VOTE!

Message from the Republican Town Committee

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Please vote in the Republican Primary. Polls are open on Tuesday, March 6th at 7 am to 8pm for the Presidential Primary (at the Middle School Gym).

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March Veterans Breakfast at the Senior Center

Watch the HCAM News video of the March Veterans' Breakfast at the Senior Center complete with baseball trivia and a visit by Republican Marty Lamb, who is considering a run for State Representative.

The Role of Women in Chinese Culture

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On Monday, March 12 at 7:30PM, the Hopkinton Women's Club presents "The Role of Women in Chinese Culture", a presentation by Wang Xiaono, the Chinese exchange teacher at Hopkinton High School. The program takes place at the Faith Community Church, 146 E. Main Street, Hopkinton, MA. THis is a community event and the Women's Club invites all residents to attend.

Middle School Principal Alan Keller to Run Boston Marathon

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The Hopkinton Education Foundation today announced, the “Run a Principal Out of Town” (RAPOOT) fundraising program. This program, the first of its kind, is a collaborative fundraising effort supporting education, community, health and athletics. The Hopkinton Education Foundation and the Hopkinton Public Schools are coming together with the support of the 26.2 Foundation to sponsor Hopkinton Middle School principal, Alan Keller, to run the 116th Boston Marathon on April 16, 2012.

School/West Main Street Intersection Plan on Selectmen's Agenda Tuesday Night

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The next meeting of the Board of Selectmen is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6 and beginning at 7PM representatives from WorldTech Engineering will present their findings to the board regarding the intersection at School and West Main Street.

According to a letter from DPW Director John Westerling to Town Manager Norman Khumalo, the WorldTech engineers will discuss:

  • the methodology used to evaluate the existing conditions,
  • the alternatives that were evaluated,
  • their recommended solution (installation of a traffic signal), and
  • options for funding


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