“Know Your Vote” Wednesday on HCAM

Know Your Vote Fall 2012In preparation for Annual Town Meeting Educate Hopkinton will be hosting a “Know Your Vote” Question and Answer Forum on Wednesday, May 1 at 6:30-8:00 pm at HCAM-TV Studios, 77 Main St (Lower Level), Hopkinton. Residents are invited to attend the forum in person or watch on TV (Verizon Channel 30, Comcast Channel 8, Streaming Live at www.hcam.tv). Residents may submit questions in advance or during the show by email to knowyourvote@educatehopkinton.com or call the studio at 508.435.7887 to ask your question live on the air. Panelists available at the forum to answer your questions about any of the Town Meeting articles will be Selectmen Chair Ben Palleiko, Town Moderator Dr Bruce Karlin, Superintendent Dr Steven Hiersche, School Committee Chair Nancy Burdick, Planning Board Chair Ken Weismantel and Elementary School Building Committee Chair Joe Markey. Important Info: Annual Town Meeting begins Monday, May 6 at 7:00pm in the Middle School Auditorium. It generally stops at 11:00pm and is continued on consecutive evenings until the full warrant is voted. There are 68 articles on the warrant this year. Town Meeting typically lasts 2-4 nights.

Center School Feasibility Study Article Forum Tuesday on HCAM

IMG_1707In preparation for Annual Town Meeting, the School Committee is hosting an event dedicated to this year’s Center School Feasibility Study warrant article. A short presentation regarding the article followed by a Question and Answer Forum will be presented by representatives from the Elementary School Building Committee, Board of Selectmen and School Committee. The program will be held on Tuesday, April 30 at 7:30-8:00 pm at HCAM-TV Studios, 77 Main St (Lower Level), Hopkinton. Residents are invited to attend the forum in person or watch on TV (Verizon Channel 30, Comcast Channel 8, Streaming Live at www.hcam.tv). Residents may submit questions regarding the Feasibility Study article in advance or during the show by email to nburdick@hopkinton.k12.ma.us or call the studio at 508.435.7887 to ask your question live on the air.

Senate Primary Election – Tues April 30

Voting ClipartA Special State Primary Election is being held Tuesday, April 30 to fill the Senate seat recently vacated by John Kerry. All Hopkinton precincts vote at the Hopkinton Middle School Brown Gym. Polls are open 7:00am-8:00pm. See below for a list of candidates on the ballots.

Democratic Primary Ballot

Republican Primary Ballot

Meet the Candidates Tonight at 7:00pm on HCAM

hcam-logoTonight the Women’s Club is sponsoring “Meet the Candidates,” a public forum where residents can meet and ask questions of candidates in Hopkinton’s May town election. The event starts at 7:00pm LIVE in the HCAM studio (77 Main Street, Lower Level). You may attend in person or email news@hcam.tv or call in questions 508.435.7887.

Offices and Candidates on the May 20 Ballot

  • SELECTMEN, For 3 years, Vote for 2
    John M Mosher, Incumbent
    Benjamin L Palleiko, Incumbent
  • TOWN MODERATOR, For 3 years, Vote for 1
    Bruce G Karlin, MD, Incumbent
  • TOWN CLERK, For 3 years, Vote for 1
    Geri F Holland
  • BOARD OF ASSESSORS, For 3 years, Vote for 1
    Mary Jo LaFreniere, Incumbent
  • BOARD OF HEALTH, For 3 years, Vote for 1
    Deborah AP Holbrook
  • BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES, For 3 years, Vote for 2
    Michael J McNamara, Incumbent
    *Write-In Candidate Needed*
  • CEMETERY COMMISSIONER, For 3 years, Vote for 1
    Lynn M Fournier, Incumbent
  • COMMISSIONER OF TRUST FUND, For 3 years, Vote for 1
    Maureen K Bumiller, Incumbent
  • CONSTABLES, For 3 years, Vote for 3
    Don S Cresswell Sr, Incumbent
    Patrick K O’Brien, Incumbent
    *Write-In Candidate Needed*
  • HOUSING AUTHORITY, Unexpired Term 2016, Vote for 1
    Nancy E Kelleigh
  • PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION, For 3 years, Vote for 1
    F Eric Sonnett
  • PLANNING BOARD, For 5 years, Vote for 2
    John R Ferrari
    Todd S Holbrook
  • SCHOOL COMMITTEE, For 3 years, Vote for 1 *Contested Race*
    Amy B Ritterbusch amyforsc.amyritterbusch.com
    Ellen A Scordino www.ellens4hopkintonschools.org

IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES:

  • Special State Primary: Tues, April 30
  • Annual Town Meeting begins: Mon, May 6 at 7:00pm
  • Annual Town Election: Mon, May 20, 7:00am-8:00pm
  • Last day to register to vote for Special State Election: Wed, June 5
  • Special State Election: Tues, June 25

“Know Your Vote” Before Town Meeting

Know Your Vote Fall 2012In preparation for Annual Town Meeting Educate Hopkinton will be hosting a “Know Your Vote” Question and Answer Forum on Wednesday, May 1 at 6:30-8:00 pm at HCAM-TV Studios, 77 Main St (Lower Level), Hopkinton. Residents are invited to attend the forum in person or watch on TV (Verizon Channel 30, Comcast Channel 8, Streaming Live at www.hcam.tv). Residents may submit questions in advance or during the show by email to knowyourvote@educatehopkinton.com or call the studio at 508.435.7887 to ask your question live on the air. Panelists available at the forum to answer your questions about any of the Town Meeting articles will be Selectmen Chair Ben Palleiko, Town Moderator Dr Bruce Karlin, Appropriation Chair  Mike Manning, Superintendent Dr Steven Hiersche, School Committee Chair Nancy Burdick, Planning Board Chair Ken Weismantel and Elementary School Building Committee Chair Joe Markey.

Important Info:
Annual Town Meeting begins Monday, May 6 at 7:00pm in the Middle School Auditorium. It generally stops at 11:00pm and is continued on consecutive evenings until the full warrant is voted. There are 68 articles on the warrant this year. Town Meeting typically lasts 2-4 nights.

eHop Seeks Board Members for 2013-14

ehop-sq-logo-emailAt their April 12 Meeting, the eHop board voted to appoint a Nominating Committee consisting of five of our board members.  We are currently seeking volunteers to fill the following positions:

  • Co-Secretary
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Membership Coordinator
  • Advertising Coordinator
  • Blog Writer
  • Social Media Editor
  • Webmaster
  • Proofreader

Please feel free to contact us with any questions, if you are interested in finding out more about volunteer opportunities on the eHop Board.

Cindy Bernardo cindybernardo@educatehopkinton.com
Erin Graziano eringraziano@educatehopkinton.com
Kristy Willadsen kristywilladsen@educatehopkinton.com
Mary Pawela marypawela@educatehopkinton.com
Tara Sanda tarasanda@educatehopkinton.com

Tonight at 7:00pm Meet HS Principal Candidate Michael Cournoyer

IMG_0878The search process for the next Principal of Hopkinton High School is nearing completion. Although two finalists were originally selected, one of the finalists, Mr. John Smith has withdrawn from consideration and been hired as headmaster of the Dover-Sherborn Regional High School. Read more in the Dover-Sherborn Press. There will be an opportunity tonight at 7:00pm in the Hopkinton High School Auditorium for interested faculty, staff, parents, and community members to meet the remaining candidate, Mr. Michael Cournoyer, and provide feedback to the Superintendent. Those attending will have opportunity to hear the candidate speak about his experience and training, ask the candidate questions, and complete a feedback sheet that Dr. Hiersche will consider when making his selection. Brief biographical information is included below. Continue reading Tonight at 7:00pm Meet HS Principal Candidate Michael Cournoyer

Bond Bill to Fund Hopkinton Public Library Renovation and Expansion Now Pending

hplfRepresentative Carolyn Dykema is a co-sponsor a bond bill of $150 million, a portion of which will help fund the renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library. When approved by the House and Senate and as funds become available through the Governor’s Capital Plan, the bill will provide $150 million in funding to projects currently on the Waiting List of the Library Construction Grant program offered through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC). Hopkinton Public Library is currently 5th on the Waiting List. “I am proud to be a co-sponsor of H.2996 which will help provide crucial funding to meet the growing demand for library services,” said Representative Dykema. “Libraries are vital and vibrant centers, connecting residents of all ages within our community to each other and to the resources they need to keep us growing.” Continue reading Bond Bill to Fund Hopkinton Public Library Renovation and Expansion Now Pending