Elementary School Building Committee Releases Site Alternatives

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Hopkinton’s Elementary School Building Committee (ESBC) has set the date for their next community workshop, "Understanding Site Options," to be held January 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at the Hopkinton Middle School library. This is the second of three workshops designed to engage the public in the Center School Feasibility Study, a project to address the constraints at Center School focused on meeting the needs of Hopkinton's pre-K through 1st grade educational program. “We’ve reached a very exciting point in the timeline of this project," said ESBC Clerk Rob Nickerson.

Hopkinton Outdoor Rink to Open Tuesday Jan 6th

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The freezing weather is here which means the new Hopkinton High School Outdoor Rink will open for Skating. The Rink is due to open Tuesday January 6th for the first time this season and with freezing temperatures on the way, it should mean the rink will be open a good portion of the coming weeks. As long as the temperatures stay cold, the rink will stay open.

Gun Shots Reported at Hopkinton State Park

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Hopkinton P.D., Ashland P.D. and rescue teams were on the scene Friday afternoon at the Hopkinton State Park boat ramp for a report of a shooting. According to reports the 55 year old male had a self inflicted gunshot wound to the heart area. The man was stabilized and taken to UMass Worcester Trauma Center.

Christmas Tree Pick Up

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Boy Scout Troop 4 of Hopkinton will be providing a Christmas tree pickup and recycling service for residents of Hopkinton. The cost is $10.00 per tree. Scouts will pick up trees on Saturday, January 3rd and 10th
To request a pick-up, please go to and fill out the form.
Trees should be put curbside by 9AM along with payment in an envelope attached to the tree (Ziploc bags work best!). Payment can be made in cash or check payable to “Troop 4 Hopkinton.” Please no plastic bags around the tree.

Temporary Foster Home Needed for Shelter Dog

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Baypath Humane Society is in immediate need of temporary/foster homes for a few of our shelter dogs who have a tough time adjusting to shelter life.

We need a foster home ASAP for Yogi, a sweet, dashing young spaniel-mix who’s had many sad experiences in his short life. This has made him very shy, but once he warms up to you, he’s very affectionate.

Marianne Hennigan Fundraiser

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How does one express the urgent and dire nature of a friend and mother's situation without creating more fear, panic and worry. For those of you who know Marianne she is perhaps the kindest person I have ever met. I've always had kindness in my head and my heart but it was Marianne who demonstrated to me how to put it into application. Whether she'd be dropping off a homemade dinner to a friend not feeling well or finding a baby deer on the side of the road and staying with that fawn, helping them transition lovingly and peacefully back to nonphysical.

America’s First Day Hikes 2015

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On January 1st, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will host America’s First Day Hikes 2015 at 12 park locations across the Commonwealth. With over 450,000 acres, spanning Boston to the Berkshires, Massachusetts state parks boast a variety of beautiful settings for year-round outdoor recreation, and each hike will offer a unique natural and cultural environment. The First Day Hikes tradition began more 20 years ago in Massachusetts, and has now become a national event. 2015 will mark the 4th consecutive year that all 50 states have held First Day Hikes.

Golden Pond Invites You To Laugh In the New Year

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Let's Laugh in the New Year!

Honor Hopkinton Alumni who Contributed to Society

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The HHS Top of the Hill Program honors alumni for their exceptional achievements and contributions to society. This program is brought to you by Hopkinton High School, The Hopkinton Parent Teacher Association, and The Hopkinton Education Foundation. Please use this form to nominate an alum.

Keep in mind that alumni must have:
1) Graduated from HHS at least 10 years ago.
2) Demonstrated a high level of achievement & made significant contributions to work, home, community or volunteer efforts.
3) Exhibited leadership, character, and service.

24-hour "Spinathon" Fundraiser To Help Pets Get Needed Medical Care

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NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. --, a national nonprofit located in Northborough, MA, is holding its first-ever major fundraiser. The 24 hour "spinathon" event called "Pedal For Paws" will run from 10am on Saturday January 31, 2015 through 10am on Sunday February 1, 2015 at the Solomon Pond Mall in Marlborough, MA.

Up to 24 teams of 24 riders will be spinning on bikes for one hour per person in an effort to raise money for Pet Chance. Prizes, music and other fun will accompany the spinning, where riders are welcome to be as "competitive" or as "leisurely" as they wish.


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