School Committee Interviews & Community Forum Scheduled - First Interview on January 7

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The Hopkinton School Committee is pleased to announce that interviews have been scheduled with the four finalists recommended by the Superintendent Search Screening Committee, for the position of Superintendent of Schools. Each finalist will be individually interviewed by the School Committee, following a visit to the district which will include a tour of each school and meetings with administrators, faculty, staff members, and parents. The hour-long interviews will take place during a posted Working Session, in the High School, Room A-219 and will begin at 7:00 PM.

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Heritage Quilt Raising Funds for Library Expansion

In July of 2011, Hopkinton was awarded a library construction grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Initially waitlisted near the bottom of the list, Hopkinton moved up to the #5 spot in October of 2012. Hopkinton's grant will cover $4.5 million out of the total estimated cost of $10.2 million needed for the library expansion project. The town is responsible for the remainder.

Watch the HCAM News video to learn how the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation (HPLF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in September 2011 to raise private funds for the restoration, expansion and state-of-the-art renovation of the Hopkinton Public Library, is partnering with the Marathon Quilters to create the Heritage Quilt Project, a fundraiser and an opportunity for residents to be involved in a community project.

"Basically, it is going to be a quilt that represents a book shelf," said Lindsay McDermott, an HPLF member.

A sample of what the quilt will look like is currently on display over the fireplace in the libary and the Marathon Quilters are already at work on the actual Heritage Quilt, with the first official spine, donated by Susan Marshall in memory of Paul Annunziata, finished in December.

If you are interested in supporting the library expansion project and would like to purchase a spine for the Heritage Quilt Project, stop by the library for more details or visit the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation website.

To print an order form to order a book spine, Click Here.

MassDOT to Present Proposed Changes to I-495/I-90 Interchange

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On Tuesday, January 8, the Board of Selectmen will hear a presentation by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) on the I-495/I-90 & I-495/Route 9 Intersection study. The purpose of the study is to “identify improvements to address the traffic congestion and safety issues surrounding the interchange of I-495 and Route 9 in the Towns of Westborough and Southborough.” The study area will also cover the I-495/Route 9 and I-495/I-90 interchanges between I-90 and Route 9, and extending approximately one mile in either direction from the interchanges.

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Varsity Basketball: Hopkinton 65, Holliston 54

HCAM News sports update as Hopkinton defeats Holliston 65 - 54.

Boy Scouts Christmas Tree Recycling

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The Boy Scouts Troop 4 of Hopkinton is having their annual Christmas Tree recycling again this year. It will take place on Saturday, January 5 and Saturday, January 12. Curbside pick-up will begin at 9AM.

$10 per tree - Attach cash or check (in Ziploc) to Tree
Checks should be payable to “BSA - Troop 4”
To schedule pickup at Click Here

Questions? Contact Pam Palleiko at 508-497-9556 or

New Center School Interim Principal Announced

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Interim Superintendent Dr. Hiersche announced today the appointment of Ms. Millie Katzman as Interim Principal for Center School. Ms. Katzman will begin work in Hopkinton in mid-January, and will work with departing principal, Dr. Chris Kennedy, to ensure a smooth and comfortable transition for staff and students.

Ice Safety Tips

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With the colder weather approaching, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) officials are urging outdoor enthusiasts to use caution on the ice. Walking, ice fishing or other activities on one of DCR's frozen ponds is a great way to get out and enjoy the fresh air during winter. For those participating in recreational activities on the ice, DCR officials urge common sense and ask that you follow these recommended safety tips from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA):

Cancer Care Items Needed for MLK Day of Giving Back

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In preparation for the Martin Luther King Day of Giving Back, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Grace United Methodist Church will be collecting items for 100 Cancer Care packages at their shared facilities at 61 Wood Street in Hopkinton. Collection hours are Tuesdays – Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, now through Thursday, January 17th.

Vets Breakfast Friday Jan 4

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Dear Vets and Friends:

The Senior Center mess hall will serve a special breakfast for Veterans on Friday, 4 January 2013, at or before 0900 hours. The menu is highlighted by chipped beef. For those on delicate diets, the beef is optional; there's lots of other good chow: eggs, bacon, hash, home fries, biscuits, and plenty of coffee. Invite your friends who don't receive this email.

Host Family for Swiss International Student Needed

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Program: Our international student program is thriving. We have thirteen students in well placed families this year and two first semester students are extending for the full year. We have three second semester students arriving in January. Two are already placed, however we need a family for a Swiss German 17 year old boy. Please consider this opportunity.

Support HHS: By hosting you'll also be contributing to our school and community. Tuition fees from international students help to support our language programs within the district.


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