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Holiday Shopping at the HCA Holiday Boutique

Hopkinton residents looking for some unique items to purchase for the holiday season were in luck during the weekend of November 30th at the HCA Holiday Boutique. The sale, which has been going on annually for around 15 years now, featured handcrafted items such jewelry, poetry, paintings, and clothing . The majority of the 10 artisans and 3 nonprofit organizations whose work was featured at the boutique were based in or near Hopkinton.

The HCA made 30% on all of the weekend sales. That money will help them fund as well as expand the different types of programs offered at the HCA.

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Scenes from Caroling on the Common and Tree Lighting

Even the snowy and cold weather couldn't stop residents from having a good time during the annual holiday kickoff celebration caroling on the common on December 1st. The event, which was co-sponsored by the Girl Scouts and Parks and Rec, brought out many members of the community, who were eager to get into the holiday spirit.

The Girl Scouts got into the spirit themselves by organizing several fundraiser and charity donation booths that people could purchase items from. Toys for Tots collection boxes were also on hand for people to drop off toys at to help families who cannot afford presents. Hot cocoa and homemade chocolate covered pretzels were popular treats to keep warm on the snowy night. And at the gazebo, the St. John's Children's Choir and the Girl Scouts entertained the crowd by singing many holiday classics.

But the highlight of the evening was a visit from none other than Santa Claus himself. After arriving on a fire truck, Mr. Claus was immediately mobbed by eager kids, hoping to get a chance to meet him. He then posed with kids, who told him what they wanted for Christmas this year.

Finally, as the night grew darker, the Christmas season was made official with the lighting of the tree. For those who attended, the whole evening was a blast.

Solarize Massachusetts Thanks Hopkinton

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Thanks to the people of Hopkinton, Solarize Massachusetts was a resounding success this year.

Main Street Planning Corridor

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Finley Perry from the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce gave a presentation with Dave Hamacher from Hopkinton 2020 during the Planning Board meeting on December 3 to discuss planning a Main Street Corridor. Perry had also made a presentation to the Zoning Advisory Committee during their meeting on October 22.

To start the presentation, Perry cited downtowns in other towns that Hopkinton can use as an example, such as Concord or Chatham. He also stated areas where planning ahead was beneficial to the community, such as Central Park in Manhattan.

Principal Alyson Geary Says Goodbye in Letter to Parents

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Dear Parents,

It is with mixed emotions that I write my last principal’s message. As I thought about
the topic for this message, I reflected on the past 8 years at HHS and what final
thoughts would be the most valuable for me to share. I decided that if I could share
one message with you, it would be the importance of letting your children struggle
through the difficulties of life and develop the essential coping skills and resilience
that will help them navigate their future.

From the Water Department: Hydrant Flow Test

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Please be advised that a required hydrant flow test will be conducted on Legacy Farm Road on Thursday, December 6th at approximately 9 AM. The test will only last a few minutes but may affect water on the Southern and Eastern portion of town. Please avoid doing any laundry or dishwasher loads during this time, as the water may be discolored periodically.

Any discoloration that may occur will eventually dissipate and we ask that you please check the water before doing using it. You may need to run the water in your home for a short period of time to flush your internal pipes.

Toys For Tots Drop Off

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Elmwood School is pleased to announce that we are supporting our local Toys for Tots drive in partnership with the local American Legion.

Want to give your gift to your local hometown Toys for Tots Campaign?

November 2012 Shoot Photos - Check Out Our Top 5 Albums of the Month

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What happened in Hopkinton during the month of November? From the High School Drama Ensemble's production of Les Miserables, to Powder Puff football and Senior Recognition Night, pictures tell the story. Click Here for all of our photos featured on "The Shoot" on the front page of our website for the month of November. Enjoy!

Our top five viewed albums for the month of November are listed below:

Elmwood Roof Passes at Ballot

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Special Town Elections results are in! The Special Town Election was held on December 3, 2012, at the Middle School Brown Gymnasium. The polls were open from 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. A total of 516 ballots were cast. The results of the voting are as follows:

YES votes = 404
NO votes = 112

Milford Casino Back in the News

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Selectmen discussed several possible actions in response to the news that Colorado developer David Nunes has vowed to stay in the race for the one casino license to be granted in the Boston region which includes Suffolk, Middlesex, Norfolk, Essex and Worcester counties.


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