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Francis M. “Frank” O’Toole, 79

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Mr. Francis M. “Frank” O’Toole, 79, of Milford MA, died early Monday morning (January 25, 2016) at Blaire House of Milford after a period of declining health. He was the beloved husband of Carol A. (LaPorte) O’Toole.

Mr. O’Toole was born in South Boston, MA the son of the late Bartley and the late Helen (Lee) O’Toole. He was a graduate of Gate of Heaven High School in South Boston MA and also a graduate of Suffolk University.

Hopkinton Public Library Foundation to Host 4th Mother-Daughter Princess Tea

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In support of the restoration, renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library, the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation, Inc. (HPLF), will hold its 4th Mother-Daughter Princess Tea on Saturday, March 12, 2016, from 1:00-3:00 pm at St. John the Evangelist Parish Center in Hopkinton. The event will include live performances by Disney®’s Elsa, Anna and Rapunzel, photo opportunities with the princesses, face painting, a sundae bar, delicious treats and light refreshments.

AFC Championship Preview

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This is it folks, one game away from the Super Bowl! This AFC Championship will be the New England Patriots vs Denver Broncos at 3:05 pm on Sunday in Denver. Whoever wins this game will head to Santa Clara, California to play either the Carolina Panthers or Arizona Cardinals in the Super Bowl. The Patriots are a 3 point favorite in this matchup against the Broncos, but that is not a positive in my opinion. This is a game where everyone is saying that Patriots will win and the Broncos are not being given any respect.

Brigitte “Kitty” Kelsey, 82

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Brigitte “Kitty” Kelsey, 82 of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, died after a brief illness on January 15, 2016 in her home, surrounded
by her family. She is predeceased by her late husband, Richard “Dick” Kelsey.
Kitty was born and raised in Berlin, Germany during WWII. At the age of 25, she moved to the United States after meeting and

Massachusetts Presidential Primary Election Tuesday March 1st

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MESSAGE FROM THE TOWN CLERK
March 1, 2016 STATE PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION
ABSENTEE BALLOTS AVAILABLE

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Video: HCAM News 1-15-2016

On this edition of HCAM News, the retiring town treasurer Maureen Dwinnell was honored and congratulated by many former co-workers, we will take you inside the new temporary Hopkinton Public Library and Hillers hockey continued a winning stretch but first is some happenings in Hopkinton you should know about.

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Video: Board of Selectmen Meeting 1-19-2016

Here are the actions taken at the January 19, 2016 Board of Selectmen Meeting. You can view the full meeting below and find more information HERE.

3. i. MINUTES (ACTION)
The Board will consider accepting the following public session minutes:
6/23/15; 7/14/15; 8/11/15; 8/31/15; 9/11/15; 9/15/15; 9/22/15.
The Board accepted the public session minutes for 06/23/15; 07/14/15; 08/11/15/08/31/15;
09/11/15; 09/22/15. (4-0).

ii. PARADE PERMITS (ACTION)
The Board will consider the following parade permits:

1. Proponent: Live4Evan, Starting Point: EMC Park, Ending Point: Loop Road, Date & time: Saturday, September 10, 2016
Street Closings: none, Supporting Exhibits: Application & Permitting Team Comments.
The Board approved the Parade Permit for Live4Evan. (4-0)

2. Proponent: Max Performance, Tim Richmond: Starting Point: Hopkinton State Park, Ending Point: Hopkinton State Park
Date & time: 2 dates - May 15, 2016 and September 11, 2016. Street Closings: none
Supporting Exhibits: Application & Permitting Team Comments.

The Board approved the Parade Permits for Max Performance on two dates, May 15, 2016 and September 11, 2016. (4-0)

iii. ONE DAY LIQUOR LICENSE (ACTION)
The Board will consider approving a one day liquor license request from the HPTA for a Chili Cookoff to be held at St. John’s on Saturday, January 30, 2016, from 6:30 - 9:30p.m. They are requesting a Malt & Wine one day liquor license. Supporting Exhibits: Application & Permitting Team Comments.

The Board approved the One Day Liquor License for the HPTA Chili Cookoff on Saturday, January 30,
2016. (4-0).

iv. Board resignation: the Board will consider accepting Bob Levenson’s resignation from the Personnel Committee.

Supporting Exhibits: Bob Levenson resignation email.
The Board approved the resignation of Bob Levenson from the Personnel Committee. (4-0).

7:00 PM BOARD APPOINTMENTS TO IRVINE-TODARO PROPERTIES (ACTION)
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4. The Board will consider appointing candidates to the Group:
1. Three At-Large Candidates.

Supporting Exhibits: Irvine Todaro Advisory Group Charge;
Members already appointed; Candidates for At-Large seats.

The Board appointed At-Large Members Donna McKenna, Patrick Sansonetti and Alton Chen to the
Irvine-Todaro Properties Advisory Group. (4-0).

7:15 PM STAFF APPOINTMENTS (ACTION)
5. 1. Town Manager contract: The Board will consider approving the Town Manager’s contract.

The Chair of the Board of Selectmen continued Town Manager’s contract to the next meeting
because a full Board was not present.

2. Police Department Sergeants: The Board will consider promoting Aaron O’Neill and Matthew McNeil as new Sergeants of the Hopkinton Police Department per Chief Edward Lee’s recommendation.

The Board appointed Aaron O’Neill and Mathew McNeil as new Sergeants of the Hopkinton Police
Department (4-0)

3. The Board will consider appointing Matthew Santoro as the department’s newest Police Officer.

The Board appointed Matthew Santoro as Police Officer. (4-0).

4. Special Officer: The Board will consider appointing Lt. Chuck Wallace as a Special Officer for a three-year term to expire on January 19, 2019. Supporting Exhibit: List of Special Officers.

The Board appointed Lt. Chuck Wallace as a Special Officer for a three-year term to expire on January 19, 2019. (5-0).

7:30 PM LIQUOR LICENSES: 2016 CHANGES & HOURS OF OPERATION POLICY (ACTION)
6. The Board will review hours of operation policy for restaurants and related establishments and then consider approving (9) licensee requests for a change in hours or other aspects of their licenses.

Supporting Exhibits: staff memo on service hours; List of current and 2016 Requested Service Hours; MGL Hour of Service Regulation. Discussion continued to February 2, 2016.

3. DPW, Police, Dispatch Union Contract approval (ACTION)
The Board approved the DPW, Police, Dispatch Union Contracts. (5-0)

Lamb Promises To Support Reinstating Federation Of Republican Women

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Lamb Will Encourage more Outreach Groups not less

Holliston, MA ...Today Marty Lamb, candidate for Republican State Committee, announced his support for reinstating the Massachusetts Federation of Republican Women charter.

Middlesex Grant Funds Support HCA Music Programming

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A Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation grant of $10,000 to the Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) partially funded the hire of a part-time Music Program Director. In March, Erin LaPrad of Milford, MA, was hired to oversee music programming at the HCA. Since her hire, the HCA has seen an increase in the number of private music students, ages 6 to 65, by more than 30 percent to 150 participants in 2016.

The Town of Hopkinton seeks a Full Time Treasurer/Collector for its Finance Department

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Under the direction of the Finance Director the Treasurer/Collector provides professional administrative and supervisory work involving the collection, receipt, expenditure and custody of all municipal funds, the borrowing of money, and the custody of tax title properties. The principal will exercise considerable independent judgment and initiative in the planning, administration, and execution of the department’s services; the interpretation and application of laws, regulations, and procedures, and in the direction of personnel.

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