Weekly News Roundup for 11/18/18

Weekly News Roundup for 11/18/18

Increasing costs of education in Hopkinton public schools  .   Proposed FCC rule threatens community television programs  .  Zoning Advisory Committee public hearing  .  #GivingTuesday

Rising costs in HPS

The town has kept a close eye on the increasing student population for the past several years, but the large spike this year has caused school officials to scramble to hire more teachers and worry about classroom space.

A firm will be hired to conduct a student population and growth study. NESDEC has agreed to take another look at its projection for fiscal 2020.

http://hopkinton.wickedlocal.com/news/20181117/hopkinton-grapples-with-increasing-costs-of-education

Proposed FCC rule threatens community television programs

The proposed rule, moving quickly toward regulatory approval, would allow major cable companies, such as Verizon Fios, Comcast Xfinity and RCN, to limit the amount of spending for community programming that has been negotiated as part of their licensing agreements with cities and towns.

http://hopkinton.wickedlocal.com/news/20181109/proposed-fcc-rule-threatens-community-television-programs

Zoning Advisory Committee public hearing 

The Zoning Advisory Committee will hold a public hearing on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 7:00 PM in Room 215/216 of the Town Hall, at which time it would like to hear ideas and proposals for changes to the Zoning Bylaw and/or the Zoning Map.

http://www.hopkintonma.gov/ZAC%20Public%20Hearing%2011-26-18.pdf

#Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday was created for purposes of hashtag activism, is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving as a global movement for giving. Visit www.hopkintongives.org to support your local non-profits and make a donation to your favorite Hopkinton organizations! #givingTuesday



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