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Hopkinton Receives Invite from MSBA

By Michelle Murdock, Freelance Writer

At the Director's Meeting of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) held this morning in Boston, Hopkinton received an invitation into the MSBA's eligibility period.

“I’m delighted that the Board has voted the Center Elementary School into the Eligibility Period,” said State Treasurer Steven Grossman, Chairman of the MSBA. “We look forward to working collaboratively with Hopkinton officials to develop the best solution to meet the town’s educational needs in a fiscally responsible manner.”

Milford Votes No on Casino

By Michelle Murdock, Freelance Writer

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

By contributor,

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

By Michelle Murdock, Freelance Writer

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.

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.

Focus Group meeting dates are listed below:

HPD Press Release - B&E Arrest

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INCIDENT 2013-10731

On Friday November 15, 2013 at approximately 12:20 A.M., Hopkinton Police received a report of residential breaking and entering in progress off of Lumber St. As officers were responding to this location, a call was received from an alarm company reporting an intruder alarm at a business on West Main Street.

Planning Board Posts Agenda for Monday, 11-18

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The agenda for the Planning Board meeting on 11/18/13 is below. If you are unable to access the links to meeting materials from that document, please try to access them via the agenda posted on the town website, which is linked to the calendar listing for the meeting. Another option is to go to the Planning Board page of the website and select "packets" and then the meeting date. All of the meeting materials will be assembled as separate pdf documents.