Thank you to everyone who has participated in our Flocking Fundraiser. We have raised over $700 so far and have reached our goal of raising enough to purchase a banner to increase awareness about the importance of Town Meeting. The flocks are all sold out until the end of June, but they will be back again next year.
Thank you to everyone who voted for the Signs By-Law change at Town Meeting allowing banners to be hung over Main Street! Thank you to Elaine Lazarus, Director of Land Use, Planning and Permitting, for helping with the wording of the by-law. Thank you to Town Manager, Norman Khumalo for continuing to work with us to iron-out the policies and procedures related to banners. Continue reading Flamingos a Success!
Don’t forget to vote. The Massachusetts Special Election for US Senator is Tuesday, June 25. This election is to replace John Kerry, whose senate seat became vacant when he was appointed Secretary of State. All Hopkinton precincts vote at the Middle School. Polls are open 7:00am-8:00pm. Candidates on the ballot:
At the June 20 School Committee Meeting, Nancy Burdick was reelected Chair and Jon Graziano was elected Vice-Chair for the coming year. Over the summer, the School Committee typically meets in non-televised working sessions rather than regular meetings, but their summer schedule has not yet been posted. Continue reading School Committee Updates
At the June 17 Milford Board of Selectmen’s meeting, Casino-Free Milford Co-Chairmen John Seaver and Steve Trettel presented a rebuttal document to the Selectmen that evaluates the information presented by Foxwoods executives on June 3rd regarding their proposal to build a destination resort casino here in Milford. The rebuttal identifies misleading facts, inconsistencies, and omissions in the Foxwoods casino project presentation, as well as recommendations to the Board regarding how to proceed in conducting the impact studies and negotiating the host community agreement, if the process should reach that point. To read the rebuttal, click here. Continue reading Casino Update
To sign up for email updates regarding the construction on Main Street to replace the aging 120+ year old Water Main under the street, please go to https://groups.google.com/a/hopkintonma.gov/forum/#!forum/dpwworks and click “Join Group.” Read more about the Water Main project from HCAM News at http://hcam.tv/videos/water-main-replacement-work-begins-june-17. Continue reading Email Updates Available for Main Street Construction Project
Under the cover of darkness eHop will be herding a flock of 24 friendly flamingos around town. To join in on the fun, send a flock to a friend! Visit our website for details and ordering information (www.educatehopkinton.com) or simply email Tara Sanda and she can help you out at email@example.com.
What are we fundraising for?
We’re glad you asked. Educate Hopkinton’s greatest charge is to get more people to attend Town Meeting and vote on how our tax dollars are spent. Out of 10,000 registered voters we barely met the quorum of 100 people the second night. This year at Town Meeting Educate Hopkinton submitted a citizen’s petition to allow organizations to hang temporary banners over Main Street and it was passed! Now we need a sign. The sign will simply read “Town Meeting This Week!” with the dates and time. This is where we need your help. Signs are expensive and we just can’t do it alone. So have a little fun, send a flock to a friend and support a good cause!
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Tonight, June 3 at 7:00pm, Foxwoods will be presenting detailed plans to the Milford Board of Selectmen in a public meeting held in the Milford High School Auditorium. Residents and friends opposed to the casino are invited to wear red shirts in solidarity and to hold signs in front of the high school before the meeting starting as early as 4:00pm.
Foxwoods Massachusetts Updates:
Casino-Free Milford Updates:
- Selectmen from four towns (Hopkinton, Holliston, Medway and Ashland) have formed a coalition aimed at launching an organized, well-financed fight against plans for a resort casino in neighboring Milford. Chairman of the coalition is Hopkinton’s Brian Herr. All four towns approved funds at their respective town meetings to be used for expenses related to the potential siting of a casino in Milford.
- Casi-No! yard signs are available for $6 at Fiske’s General Store (776 Washington St, Holliston MA 01746).
- Casino-Free Milford website http://casinofreemilford.com/.
- Casino-Free Milford Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CasinoFreeMilford. The page has 472 “likes.”
- The petition to Keep Milford Casino-Free has 2,158 signatures to date http://www.change.org/petitions/neighbors-for-a-casino-free-milford.
At the May 21 Board of Selectmen Meeting, John Mosher was elected Chairman for the coming year and Ben Palleiko was elected Vice-Chairman. Also at the meeting, the board accepted the resignation of Ron Eldridge from the Appropriation Committee effective June 30. In addition the Selectmen voted to dissolve the Downtown Revitalization Committee. Continue reading Board of Selectmen Updates