The Lauren Anderson Field Restoration Team thanks Ryan Fowler

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Dear Editor,
On May 1, we rededicated the renovated Lauren Anderson Softball Field at Hopkinton High School in Lauren’s memory. What began as a community project in August 2019 is now a reality thanks to the dedication and generosity of many individuals, organizations and businesses.

Nasrullah and Kramer Launch Campaigns for Hopkinton Select Board

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Irfan Nasrullah and Muriel Kramer have requested nomination papers from the Hopkinton Town Clerk, effectively launching their campaigns for Select Board in the May 17 local election. Both are Democrats with prior municipal experience including on the Select Board.

Editorial: Supporting Muriel Kramer

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Most civilized countries feature, in their legal code, a means enabling an accused to legally step outside of a jail cell by posting bail, of cash or other value. That is then held by the court with the expectation that the accused will return to stand trial. And while the accused may then “Go directly to Jail”, the bail will be returned to whomever posted it.

Editorial: Hopkinton Resident Responds to Photo in Local Publication

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Dear Editor,

It has come to my attention that a photograph featuring me has been used in connection with a news article written in support of the Massachusetts Bail Fund. The photograph was taken when I was standing behind Muriel Kramer while waiting to speak at a Hopkinton town meeting.

The publication that printed the photo, the Hopkinton Independent, did so without my permission and has removed my photo from their website. Unfortunately, the image has already been shared on social media and my picture now appears in connection with the bail fund.

Editorial: Endorsing Jesse Mermell for Congress

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I am voting for Jesse Mermell as the Democratic candidate for our Fourth
Congressional District. Here’s why:
In a field of nine Jesse stands out for her clarity on the whole range of progressive
issues – all of which make sense to me as a businessman:

• Economic growth through investment in environmentally modern industries. Call
it the Green New Deal if you must but investing in the future makes more sense
to me than continuing to subsidize the past.

National Progressive Change Campaign Committee Endorses Ed Markey for U.S. Senate

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Organization Active in Support for Elizabeth Warren, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Among Others

BOSTON — The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC), a national grassroots organization whose million-member network advocates for progressive candidates and issues across the country, today announced its endorsement of Ed Markey for re-election to the United States Senate.

Editorial: Endorsing Amy Ritterbusch for Select Board

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I have only words of praise for Amy Burns Ritterbusch. She’s clearly committed to bettering Hopkinton. I have found her to be equable, thoughtful, honest and industrious in her many town-based activities. She works to find the balance of truths in any given situation (not an easy undertaking); in this respect, she truly works for the community as a whole. I know her to be calm-headed, well-prepared, courageous and respectful of others. We are lucky in this town to have a surfeit of knowledgeable, committed and engaged volunteers to help us navigate these difficult times.

Editorial: Endorsing John Coutinho for Select Board

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Not the Time to Take Chances

Fellow Voters,

These are stressful times all around. Our National leadership has caused rifts between friends, neighbors and family members. Division has become the norm, with the so called ‘aisle’ widening as we succumb to the deafening rhetoric from the White House.

Have FAITH! This too shall pass. Hopkinton is an independent spirit. We shall overcome.

Editorial: Endorsing John Coutinho for Select Board

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Two weeks back I sat down with a cold beverage to watch the Select Board debate between John Coutinho and Amy Ritterbusch. Both candidates are good people and both care deeply about Hopkinton. I was surprised when it ended so abruptly. In the days following “the debate” numerous residents shared their frustrations with me about the tone of our local political dialogue. It seems the Town, like John Coutinho, is fed up with the abusive, nasty, snarky, misinformed and petty drivel some feel necessary to post on social media sites originally intended to foster healthy dialogue.


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