Other December Updates

Patch Holiday Decorating Contest
Patch is having a contest where the Best Decked House will win $100,000 for their local schools. If your house is all decked out for the holidays, please be sure to submit a photo. Read more at http://deckthehouse.patch.com/

Hopkinton selectmen to appoint new finance director
Metrowest Daily News
http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/newsnow/x2019337375/Hopkinton-selectmen-to-appoint-new-finance-director

Casino News
Gov. Patrick Appoints Stephen Crosby Chair of the Mass. Gaming Commission
Governor Deval Patrick appointed Stephen Crosby as chair of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission Tuesday.
http://foxborough.patch.com/articles/gov-patrick-appoints-stephen-crosby-chair-of-the-mass-gaming-commission
Casino towns face zoning obstacles
By Michael Morton/Daily News staff
http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/editorspick_mobile/x906113906/Casino-towns-face-zoning-obstacles#ixzz1gX8001Yh

High School Track
No recourse for Hopkinton in high school track blunder
By Michael Morton/Daily News staff
http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x1178220428/No-recourse-for-Hopkinton-in-high-school-track-blunder#ixzz1gX8A97Qj

Center School Conditions
Due to water from Hurricane Irene in August, the Center School gym floor has suffered some serious damage and needs to be replaced. It is not expected to be usable again until late winter/early spring 2012. Children have been having their P.E. classes in the library, cafeteria, outside and in their classrooms so far this year. It is not known yet how much, if any, of the cost will be covered by insurance. Read more from Principal Chris Kennedy at http://community.icontact.com/p/hopkinton_public_schools/newsletters/centerschools/posts/update-on-gymnasium-floor