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All Invited to St. Paul’s Ash Wednesday Service February 10

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will mark the beginning of the Lenten Season with a special Ash Wednesday service. On February 10 at 7:00 p.m. there will be the Imposition of Ashes (a sign of our mortality) and Holy Eucharist (a sign of Christ’s presence). All are welcome. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 61 Wood Street (Rte. 135) in Hopkinton. The mission of the church is to minister unconditionally to all in the name of Christ through shared worship, teaching, healing, and service.

Coordinated Program Review March 14-18th

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Dr. Cathy MacLeod, Superintendent of the Hopkinton Public Schools was informed by the Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education of an upcoming Coordinated Program Review that will be taking
place this school year. As part of this Coordinated Program Review, Department staff will visit the district
during the week of March 14, 2016 – March 18, 2016. Such visits are routinely conducted by the
Department to satisfy federal and state requirements for the periodic review of specific education

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Video: HCAM News 1-22-2016

On this edition of HCAM News, we have highlights from some of the Martin Luther King day festivities in town, the Hopkinton Police department had a couple promotions and welcomed a new officer to the team and Selectmen Chair, Ben Palleiko made an announcement about his future with the board, but first HCAM news recently caught up with Town Manager Norman Khumalo to talk about some of the happenings in town.

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition

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The Ashland/Hopkinton council of the Knights of Columbus is holding its annual free throw competition on Saturday February 6th at Keefe Tech HS in Framingham. Competition registration begins at 1:30 PM and the competition starts at 2:00 PM. The competition is FREE and is open to all Hopkinton/Ashland boys and girls between ages 9-14. Each participant will receive a T-shirt and certificate of participation. Trophies and medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for each age group for both boys and girls.

United Way of Tri-County Seeks Nominations for 2016 MetroWest/495 Volunteer of the Year Awards

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The United Way invites you to nominate someone who is an exemplary volunteer. Two volunteers will be recognized at the United Way’s Annual Recognition Breakfast, hosted in April.

Nominations are being accepted through Friday, February 12 and can be submitted online on the United Way’s website.

Hopkinton Public Library is Going to the Dogs!

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Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day and check out our new space at 65 South Street with dog-related fun for all ages on Saturday, February 6!

11:00 AM - Meet Clifford, the Big Red Dog

12:30-2:30 PM - While we're waiting for our "Forever Home," you can give one to a new pet! Representatives from Baypath Humane Society and Greyhound Friends will be at the library to talk with anyone who drops in.

1:00 PM - Meet and read to Gracie, everyone's favorite service dog.

Elmwood School Principal Search Public Forum to Meet Finalists

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The finalists for the position of Elmwood Elementary School Principal will soon be selected.

An integral part of the process involves parent, staff, and community input. The Superintendent, Dr. Cathy MacLeod, invites interested parents, staff, and community members to a public forum to meet the finalists, and ask any questions they may have.

Each finalist will be available for approximately 20-30 minutes. Parents, staff, and community members are invited to attend this forum:

Wednesday, February 3rd, in the Elmwood School Library at 7:00 PM

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Video: Hopkinton Signs Community Compact Agreement

Lieutenant Governor, Karyn Polito met with Hopkinton town officials to finalize a "Community Compact Agreement" with the town. The agreement was put in place by the Baker-Polito administration and more than half of the communities in the state applied to become a compact community.

The compact agreement will help the town accomplish a number of various goals, such as promoting local agriculture and preparing a master plan for a recently acquired 32 acre plot of land at Pratt Farm. The agreement will also allow the town to apply for various state grants.

To see more, check out the videos below.

Hopkinton Personnel Committee Announcement

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The Board of Selectmen voted at its January 19, 2016 meeting to accept the resignation of Robert Levenson of the Personnel Committee and is currently seeking candidates for this position.

Interested parties should apply by Friday, February 12, 2016.

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Video: Lose It For The Library Week 2

HCAM's Mike Torosian is currently taking part in the "Lose It For The Libary program" at Crossfit Resilience on 25 South Street. The program is in it's 2nd week and is a challenge with 50% of the proceeds going towards the Libary expansion project and 50% going to a male and female participant who loses the most weight during the month long program. In the video below, HCAM news follows Mike through some of the workouts and trainer Nicole Latini gives some useful diet tips.

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