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Candidate Statement: Dawn Ronan for School Committee

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I am excited to introduce myself as a candidate for Hopkinton School Committee.

My husband and I moved to Hopkinton in 1998. We have three daughters: Taegan, a 6th grader, Callie-Rose attending Clark in the Fall, and Courtney who is working in special education.

Going through each school actively volunteering in both the community and schools, I have gained a broad perspective of our entire system, and an in-depth view of our childrens’ classroom experiences.

Editorial: Endorsing Amy Ritterbusch for Select Board

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I’ve had the pleasure to work with both John and Amy, first with Amy on the
Planning Board and then with John on the Select Board. I can honestly say that both
are very dedicated to the Town of Hopkinton and care deeply for the well being of
everyone. For me to pick one over the other is an agonizing decision and I can
honestly say that the Town is in good hands with either candidate.

Editorial: Endorsing Amy Ritterbusch for Select Board

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Dear Editor,
We are writing to endorse Amy Ritterbusch for Hopkinton Select Board.

For us, a vote for Amy is not about partisanship or against another candidate. A
vote for Amy is about what’s best for Hopkinton. We are fortunate to have
worked with Amy in several capacities over the last 14 years. We continue to
be amazed by the breadth of her knowledge and her commitment to each
group, to each task. She is organized, thorough and eager to share her
knowledge. We have much respect for her and all she gives to our community.

Editorial: Endorsing Amy Ritterbusch for Select Board

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I am writing to encourage my Hopkinton Community to vote for Amy Ritterbusch for Select Board. Amy is one of those people that you can always rely on. She does her research exhaustively, she follows through and is always ready to work for Hopkinton. Amy is involved in many aspects of our town already, serving on the Historic District Commission, the Growth Study Committee and the Planning Board. She is always working hard to improve Hopkinton.

Editorial: Endorsing John Coutinho for Select Board

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Dear Editor,

I served on the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen (as it was then called) from 2010-16, and overlapped for several
of those years with John Coutinho. Based on my experience with John then and since, I am pleased to endorse
him for another term on the Select Board.

Candidate Statement: Joe Markey for School Committee

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My name is Joe Markey and I am running for Hopkinton School Committee. Maintaining and improving the educational experience for our children and families, amidst continued community growth and facility planning and construction, will be the biggest issue facing our schools in the next 10 years.

Candidate Statement: John Coutinho for Select Board

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Over the last many years, residents of Hopkinton, through their elected representatives, have worked together to build our amazing community. Past and present members of all our elected and appointed committees have volunteered countless hours to make Hopkinton the special place it is today.

Our schools are second to none. We must protect them!

Our town is the safest community to live and work in Massachusetts. We must protect our public safety departments!

Editorial: Endorsing Amy Ritterbusch for Select Board

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Making an endorsement for Select Board is difficult for me in that I know both candidates well. Both
have been of service to the Town for many years and have contributed to our community in significant
ways.

Editorial: Supporting Joe Markey for School Committee

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To the Editor:
We support Joe Markey for School Committee.

His experience in town volunteer service has given him a sophisticated understanding of the workings of public processes – legal, political, legislative, financial, permitting, taxing, borrowing. This is singular hard-won knowledge, rare and very valuable in a school committee member.

Joe was a five-year Planning Board member, two years as chair, during the majority of the Legacy Farms project permitting. This was a multi-layered legal and political process requiring great sensitivity and judgement.

Editorial: Supporting Dawn Ronan for School Committee

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I write in whole-hearted support of Dawn Ronan for school committee. She has demonstrated, time and time again, her expertise in quietly navigating the slings and arrows from those with differing opinions to find points of commonality, and then to expertly build consensus.

Now, more than ever, we need people with that unusual talent in this community.

Sincerely,
Ed Harrow
8 Spring Lane, Hopkinton, MA 01748

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