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Single Again Meeting February 17 to Focus on Community Service

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The February Single Again meeting being held at 7:00 p.m. on February 17 will feature a brainstorming session on a future community service project for the group. The Single Again meeting is open to the public and will take place at the Parish Hall of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 61 Wood Street in Hopkinton.

Single Again is a support group for people who, though divorce, death, or other circumstances, are single again. It is not a dating group, and while it is a faith-based ministry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, it is open to everyone.

Hopkinton Library "Teen Crafternoon" rescheduled for Feb 14th

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The teen crafternoon originally scheduled for Thursday, February 9 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 14 at 2:30 pm.

Registration is required; contact 508-497-9777 or athie@hopkintonma.gov to sign up.

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in creating something new for themselves or as a gift. Snacks will be provided. We are celebrating the arrival of our new telescope, so the craft this month will be related to astronomy!

Greyhound Friends Renovates to Meet State Requirements

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Greyhound Friends is renovating their dog kennels to meet the requirements of the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources. A message on the Greyhound Friends website explains the current situation: "Greyhound Friends Inc. is facing an unexpected challenge at our Hopkinton, Massachusetts Shelter. We are being required by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) to replace 15 year old kennels which house the dogs individually.

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A First Look- A New Episode of Physician Focus

Dr. Dale Magee talks with guest Dr. Gilbert Welch about an important topic in modern health care; do we rely too much on medicine? Airing this week on HCAM-TV.

Bill Goebel of Westborough Selected for Foundation’s Invitational Boston Marathon Number

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The Hopkinton Education Foundation is proud to announce Bill Goebel, a local family and businessman, as the winner of the invitational number for the 121st Boston Marathon.

Mr. Goebel has committed to raising $5,000 for the Hopkinton Education Foundation, however has high hopes that he can raise more, as he has successfully fundraised in the past. Other organizations he has fundraised include Special Olympics and Dana Farber, so Bill felt that he wanted to support a local education charity for his first Boston Marathon.

Hopkinton Diversity and Cultural Alliance hosting community letter and postcard writing event Sat Feb 11th

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On Saturday Feb.11th, the Hopkinton Diversity and Cultural Alliance is hosting a community letter and postcard writing event to lend support to our Muslim neighbors and American soldiers.

The Hopkinton Diversity and Cultural Alliance (HDCA) was founded in November of 2016 by Timoria Saba, a Hopkinton resident who sought to connect people interested in addressing diversity and cultural issues of all types, while building relationships in a supportive and inclusive atmosphere.

Hopkinton Ranked in Top 5 Safest Towns in Massachusetts

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An organization called Safewise, who works to increase home and community safety released the "Top 20 Safest Cities in Massachusetts for 2017" list and Hopkinton is ranked towards the top of the list.

Educate Hopkinton Traffic & Pedestrian Safety Public Forum Monday Feb 6th!

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In the wake of several serious pedestrian accidents and growing concern about traffic, eHop will hold a public forum titled eHop’s Spotlight on Traffic and Pedestrian Safety on Monday, February 6, 7:00 - 8:15 pm at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, 98 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton (http://ehop01748.org/tag/spotlight-traffic/).

Video: Jan 30th and 31st Special Town Meeting Recap

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To start the special town meeting, Thomas garabedian opened up his 1st town meeting as town moderator, and welcomed previous Dr. Bruce Karlin to the stage who had some advise for the new Town Moderator. There was also a moment of silence for previous Town Government volunteer and well known personality at Town Meeting, Dr. John Duffy who passed away this past year. Article 2 was then voted to be moved to Day 2 after a motion by the School Committee. Discussion about article 1: Periodic charter review: Report & Recommendations followed.

New Elementary School Building Naming Narrowed to Ten

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At their meeting on January 30, 2017, the School Committee narrowed down the elementary school building names submitted by the public to ten (10). The community is invited to participate by indicating their selection through a survey available on the Hopkinton Public Schools homepage. The survey will be open until Friday, February 10, 2017. Copies will also be available at the Library and Senior Center.

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