2022 Hopkinton Annual Town Meeting Updates: Monday, May 2nd

By Tom Nappi, News Director

View updates on the 2022 Hopkinton Annual Town Meeting on this page! You can view the Annual Town Meeting on HCAM TV (Comcast Channel 8, Verizon Channel 30) or our Youtube page!

View the 2022 Hopkinton Annual Town Meeting Warrant Here!

Article 1: Acceptance of Town Reports - Passed

Article 2: FY 2022 Supplemental Appropriations and Transfers; Sponsor: Town Manager - Passed

Hopkinton Chamber Board of Directors Announces Support for the Lykan Bioscience TIF Request

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In the April 12, 2022 Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meeting, the directors unanimously voted to support a Lykan Bioscience request for Tax Increment Financing (TIF) under the Massachusetts Economic Development Incentive Program.

The 2022 Hopkinton Annual Town Meeting will consider Lykan's Bioscience’s request. The Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors strongly suggests a positive vote from those attending the Town Meeting, which is scheduled to begin today, May 2, 2022, at 7 pm in the Hopkinton High school Athletic Center.

Candidate Statement: Holly Morand for School Committee

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My name is Holly Morand, and I am asking for your vote this May to join the School Committee. I have been a resident of Hopkinton for almost 20 years, and I care deeply about this community. I have two children in the Hopkinton Public Schools; my daughter is in first grade, and my son is in third. My son had a profound speech delay and could not talk (even with private speech therapy!) until he worked with Hopkinton’s outstanding special education staff, and now he talks pretty much constantly.

Candidate Statement: Jared Pray for School Committee

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My name is Jared Pray and I am running for the 1-year seat on the School Committee. I have lived in Hopkinton for 17 years with my wife, Jessica and three children (a 1st grader, a 4th grader, and a future member of the class of 2038). I have a vested interest in maintaining our excellent school system, but also ensuring that we actively work to improve, rather than merely maintaining the status quo.

Town of Hopkinton Shares Information on Fruit Street Fields Turf Replacement Project Ahead of Annual Town Meeting

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Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Hopkinton Parks & Recreation Director Jay Guelfi and Commission Chair Dan Terry would like to share with the community information on the Warrant Article relating to the Fruit Street Fields turf replacement project, which residents will vote on at Annual Town Meeting next week.

Candidate Statement: John Cardillo for Town Constable

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My name is John Cardillo and I'm running for Town Constable. I have lived in Hopkinton for the past 25 years and have been involved in many activities in town. I have coached softball for my daughter Kimberly and was assistant Little League baseball coach for my son Jason (Jason went on to play baseball for Hopkinton High School). I was also on the Little League Board as equipment manager. I was involved with the Hopkinton High School (HHS) cheerleading (of which Kimberly was a part) as their unofficial photographer and part time fundraiser.

Candidate Statement: Nancy Richards-Cavanaugh for School Committee

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I am seeking re-election to the School Committee 3 year seat this May to continue to work on behalf of Hopkinton students, families and staff, while still meeting the fiduciary responsibility we hold to the town. Emerging from the pandemic and in the midst of a youth mental health crisis, our students are facing greater social and emotional needs and learning gaps than we have seen in the past.