Hopkinton Public Library Foundation’s 26 Pledge March to the Marathon

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This year, Hopkinton Public Library Foundation has its largest Marathon team to date! But we still need YOU to help us March to the Marathon.

Now is your chance to become a part of Hopkinton history! From March 1st until Marathon Monday on April 21st, we're setting our own Marathon training challenge -- 26 new pledges supporting 1000 Homes for Hopkinton Library! YOU can meet this challenge by becoming 1 of the 1000 Homes for Hopkinton Library by pledging $1,000 toward the restoration, renovation and expansion of our most inclusive community asset.

HHS Presents Vietnam War Drama

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Hopkinton High School’s drama students on March 13 to 15 will present “A Piece of My Heart,” Shirley Lauro’s emotionally charged play depicting the experiences of nurses serving in Vietnam.

The play, which the Vietnam Vets Association calls “the most enduring play on Vietnam in the nation,” portrays the young nurses before, during, and after their tour and ends as each leaves a personal token at the Vietnam memorial wall in Washington. It was adapted from Keith Walker’s 1986 book of the same name, which included oral histories from 26 women who served in Vietnam.

Beat the Beep: Replace Aging CO Alarms – They Don’t Last Forever

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Carbon monoxide (CO) alarms have been required in nearly every residence since March of 2006. The life expectancy of carbon monoxide alarms is 5-7 years, depending on the alarm manufacturer. Many CO alarms installed after the state’s CO law was passed are now reaching the end of their useful life and need to be replaced. No home appliance lasts forever.

The life of a CO alarm begins once it is first powered up. Most CO alarms have a date of manufacture stamped on them, which can be used as a guide if the activation date was not recorded.

Change Clocks and Batteries

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Next weekend means March 9, 2014. The official change of time begins at 2 a.m. early on Sunday morning when most computer and electronic clocks will automatically reset themselves and jump one hour ahead. So instead of 2 a.m., the clocks will show 3 a.m.

Daylight Saving Time is a way of making better use of the daylight in the evenings by setting the clocks forward one hour during the longer days of summer. In the United States, the time will fall back again on Nov. 2, 2014, when DST ends.

Upper Charles Rail Trail Public Forum

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Dear Trail Friends,

We invite you to attend the 2014 Upper Charles Rail Trail Public Forum on Saturday, March 8th from 9:00 AM to noon at the Ashland Community Center at 162 West Union Street (Rte 135) in Ashland, MA.

The Upper Charles Rail Trail in Your Town – Connecting Our Communities is a forum of current status, future plans and benefits of a regional approach to rail trail developments. Meet and Greet will be from 9:00 to 9:30 AM.

Principal Martineau Squashes Rumors At Hopkins

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It has come to my attention that there is a rumor spreading amongst Hopkins students that a student injured a staff member at Hopkins School. I would like to clearly communicate that there is no truth to this rumor. Although the Hopkinton Paramedics were called to Hopkins School yesterday, it was due to a student medical issue (purely precautionary). I appreciate parents reaching out to Hopkins School and sharing that this information was spreading amongst Hopkins students.

Hopkinton Education Foundation Casino Night

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Join the Hopkinton Education Foundation for Casino Night – this Saturday, March 8th!

The Hopkinton Education Foundation cordially invites everyone to its 2nd Annual Casino Cocktail Night, scheduled for this Saturday, March 8th, at the Warren Conference Center in Ashland, from 8pm to midnight.

The evening will feature gaming, dining and dancing, as well as an interactive online auction, all to raise awareness and support for the Education Foundation’s grant program, designed to foster innovation in the Hopkinton school system.

Show Your Colors!

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Are you inspired by the Boston Marathon?

As part of 26.2 Desire to Inspire, decorate a running shoe cutout on March 13 at the Hopkinton Public Library and declare your inspiration! Artist Carrie Malandrino will provide materials for you to unleash your creativity.

8-12 graders can decorate at 12:30 PM. Ages 8 and up can decorate at 2:30 PM.

Please sign up at the library or email or

The Library Is Raising Dough

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Help HPLF Raise Dough for the renovated/expanded Hopkinton Public Library!

Date: Tuesday, March 11 & Sunday, March 16
Time: ALL DAY, 11:30 am – 12:30 am
Location: Uno's Bar & Grill, 225 Turnpike Rd, Westboro, MA
(Rt 9, Stagecoach Plaza by the movie theater)

Must bring this TICKET and give to your server/at checkout -- the more people we get the more Uno's donates!
15% donated - up to $1,000 in purchases
20% donated - over $1,000 in purchases

COME ANY TIME: includes lunch, dinner, take-out, dine-in, bar, AND catering

What is Your "Transportation Nightmare"?

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The 495/MetroWest Partnership, in collaboration with MetroWest Daily News, is soliciting nomination(s) for the region's 'transportation nightmares'. These nominations will be considered by public and private sector representatives serving on the Partnership's Transportation Committee, which will be announcing the 495/MetroWest region's top transportation needs. Please make your voices heard by submitting the nomination form below. Submit as many as you like but please use a separate form for each.


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