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HHS Drama Ensemble Presents "Uncommon Nonsense"

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On March 7-9th the Hopkinton Drama Ensemble will present their original play, Uncommon Nonsense. This unique production has been written collectively by students for a cast of 33 and reflects Hopkinton’s creativity and innovation at its highest level. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, our play follows a college-bound Alice, trapped behind the fourth wall, lost in a play of her mind’s creation, searching for her identity.

Hopkinton Drug Hypothyroidism Lecture Canceled

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Due to the forecast of inclement weather, Hopkinton Drug has canceled Dr. Blanchard's lecture on hypothyroidism, originally scheduled for Thursday, March 7th, 2013.

Hopkinton Drug has rescheduled Dr. Blanchard's hypothyroidism lecture for Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 7 PM at the Hopkinton Senior Center.

Host Families for International Students Needed for the 2013-2014 School Year

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Program: Consider hosting one of Hopkinton High School's international students for the next school year or for a semester. Students from Brazil, Italy, China, Norway and Sweden have been accepted. Host families find their lives enriched sometimes in surprising ways and some have made life long friends.

Support HHS: By hosting you'll also be contributing to our school and community. For example in addition to cultural understanding and friendship, tuition fees from international students support our Mandarin language program at Hopkinton High School.

Daylight Savings Time Begins This Weekend.

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At 2 a.m. on March 10, 2013, groggy Americans will turn their clocks forward one hour, marking the beginning of Daylight Saving Time (DST).

Rep. Dykema Urges Nunes to Engage Communities

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In a letter earlier this week, Representative Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) called on developer David Nunes to address significant public concerns about potential impacts of the proposed casino development in Milford.

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Highlights: Hopkins All School Meeting

At the March Hopkins all school meeting, students were treated to something extra special as the High School's Robotics Team showcased what they had been working on for a recent competition.

The goal of all school meetings is for students to demonstrate different ideas and values that they have learned in front of the entire school. At this meeting, Heather Smith's and Maribeth Tremblay's fifth grade classes gave the school a history lesson through Native American dance. And the fifth graders in Catherine Logan's and Kelly Wilkie's classes showed off their grammar skills by performing a song from the play "Pirates from Grammar Island".

The entire Hopkins all school meeting is currently playing on HCAM-ED, Verizon Channel 31 or Comcast channel 96. Check the HCAM-ED program schedule for specific air dates and times.

To see photos from the meeting, Click Here.

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An Interview with Town Clerk Candidate Geri Holland

Assistant Town Clerk Geri Holland pulled papers on Tuesday, February 26, making her bid for town clerk official. Holland is currently employed as the assistant town clerk, having been appointed to that position in March 2012. Prior to that, Holland worked in the town manager’s office for more than 10 years, beginning in 1996. She has been a Hopkinton resident for 30 years, and began her community involvement when her son attended Center School after the family’s move to Hopkinton from upstate New York.

Holland says that when she learned that Town Clerk Ann Click was considering retirement, she talked to Click about the position and believed that it would be a natural progression for her to move into the role, if elected. In the time that she has spent serving as Click’s assistant Holland says she has come to more fully appreciate the both the importance of the job and it requirements.

“There’s a lot to be done in this office, “said Holland, “and the adherence to state laws is very important.”

Holland also says that her time in the selectmen’s office for the past 16 years has given her the knowledge and experience to understand many of the town’s by-laws, committees and the ins and outs of Town Meeting. Since taking the job as assistant town clerk, Holland has also begun a three-year certification course offered by the Massachusetts Town Clerk’s Association and is a graduate of the MetroWest Leadership Academy, a Framingham-based organization focused on increasing civic engagement.

“I understand all the guidelines and timelines that are involved with many of the activities related to the town clerk’s position, “said Holland. “I believe that experience will greatly benefit me if I am elected.”

When asked if she had any final words to the voters of Hopkinton, Holland had this to say, “I believe that if you have met me and know me through the years, that you will already understand that I will have a strong work ethic, “said Holland. “I hope that the voters will have the trust and confidence in me to elect me as the next town clerk, and I would greatly appreciate it if you would vote for me at the town election in May.”

Holland is running as an un-enrolled candidate and to date is currently unopposed. The last day to file nomination papers is Monday, April 1 and the annual town election takes place on Monday, May 20.

Town Clerk Ann Click Looks Back on Years as Hopkinton's Town Clerk

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Ann Click first ran for Town Clerk in May of 1997 to fill an unexpired term held by her mother, Mary Bernice Nealon. At that time, the position was part-time, but Click says within a year it became a full-time job as the personnel committee at the time realized the need for a full-time town clerk. In May of 1998, she ran again and was unopposed. And for the past 16 years, Click has remained unopposed at election time and her face and name have become, for many residents, the personification of Hopkinton’s Town Hall.

Sale of Baked and Commemorative Items to Support 300th Anniversary March 29-30

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The 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee will be hosting a bake sale on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 at the Hopkinton Historical Building located at 168 Hayden Rowe Street. “The Hopkinton Bead”, “Hopkinton Fire Fighters 2013 Calendar, “Hopkinton Commemorative Coins and “Hopkinton Tiles”, as well as baked goods, will all be available for purchase. All sterling silver beads feature the letter H, may be purchased with or without an unusual green garner stone, and fit Pandora and most charm bracelets. 16 and 18 inch green or black necklaces are also available.

HHS Cheerleaders to Compete for State Division 2 Crown

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Not doing anything Sunday morning? On March 10, come and see the Hopkinton Cheerleaders compete for the State Division 2 Crown. Competition starts 10:30 AM at Tantasqua Regional High School in Fiskdale, MA. (Fiskdale is slightly northwest of Sturbridge MA.)

"It truly is a wonder to watch these girls compete," said John Cardillo. "The timing involved in their routine, their athleticism and their sheer determination to succeed each time they get on the mat, brings pride to their community and especially to their families."

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