Month: March 2014

Town Manager’s Budget – Net Tax Impact of +2.5%

Town Manager’s Budget – Net Tax Impact of +2.5%

On February 25, the Town Manager presented his recommended FY15 budget to the Selectmen. The total recommended town operating budget (including a 4.91% increase for the schools) was a 4.8% increase. The Selectmen will deliberate on the budget and then either adopt or amend the Town […]






Superintendent’s Public Forums: FY15 Budget

Superintendent’s Public Forums: FY15 Budget

Superintendent Cathy MacLeod hopes Hopkinton residents will attend the public forum as an opportunity to ask any unanswered questions on the FY15 Budget and to gain greater clarification of the budget. Mr. Dumas, Director of Finance, will be joining her to hear concerns and answer […]






Proposed Zoning Bylaw and Zoning Map Amendments – Public Hearing 3/10

Proposed Zoning Bylaw and Zoning Map Amendments – Public Hearing 3/10

The Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on March 10 at 7:45 PM in the Town Hall on proposed changes to the town zoning bylaws and the zoning map. The following at the items to be discussed. See pdf file for full details. Medical […]






Modular Classrooms and 2014-2015 School Calendar

Modular Classrooms and 2014-2015 School Calendar

The School Committee approved the FY15 budget at their January 30 meeting which included a tuition-free full day kindergarten program.  A $350,000 placeholder was put on the town meeting warrant for temporary modular classrooms to help house the FDK program.  At the February 27 school […]






Town Election Update

Town Election Update

Many candidates have pulled nomination papers already for the upcoming Town Election, but some offices still have no candidates. To become a candidate a person must either obtain and submit nomination papers by securing the signatures of 50 Hopkinton registered voters by March 31; or […]






Candidate Endorsement Policy

Candidate Endorsement Policy

As we head into election season, Educate Hopkinton would like to remind our readers of our candidate endorsement policy. The primary mission of Educate Hopkinton (eHop) is community education on funding and policy issues pertaining to the Town of Hopkinton, Massachusetts including the Hopkinton Public […]