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Hopkinton Police Seek Assistance in Preventing Crime

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The Hopkinton Police Department is asking community members to take an active role in helping us prevent crime. Unfortunately, our community has been targeted by organized thieves who target vehicles in parking lots. Aside from these thieves most of the property stolen in town is the result of crimes of opportunity involving unlocked cars and homes. We are asking everyone to partner with us to prevent property crimes.

Don’t make your valuables an easy target!

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Video: Selectmen Promote Stephen Slaman to Permanent Fire Chief

The Board of Selectmen reviewed Fire Chief Stephen Slaman. Slaman has served as active Fire Chief since Chief Ken Clark retired at the end of 2015.

Slaman was one of the final 2 candidates in the initial search process for a new Fire Chief, after the other candidate, current Framingham Chief, Gary Daugherty dropped his candidacy just prior to a selectmen meeting in December. Selectmen decided to reopen the search process while appointing Slaman as interim chief.

Many residents disagreed with decision and felt it was unfair to Slaman to not give him the position permanently. The board readdressed the Fire Chief position at the January 5th meeting and decided to appoint Slaman as Fire Chief until the final day in March and in the meantime decide if the search process should be reopened.

At the April 5th meeting, Selectmen expressed satisfaction with what they saw during Stephen Slaman's time as Fire chief.

View the video segment below for more.

The Harlem Wizards are Back!

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The Harlem Wizards are back at Hopkinton High School on Sunday, April 10 to play against the Hopkinton Public Schools staff! Doors open at 1:00 PM and the game is at 2:00 PM. Tickets bought in advance here are $12 for students and $15 for general admission, tickets at the door are $15 for students and $18 for general admission, and courtside plus tickets are $30.

For more information, click here. Part of the proceeds go to the HPTA.

Board of Selectmen name Stephen Slaman as Permanent Fire Chief

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Tonight the Board of Selectmen reviewed Fire Chief Stephen Slaman and decided to officially appoint Slaman as permanent Fire Chief. After narrowing down the list of candidates to replace Chief Ken Clark who retired at the end of 2015 to 2 candidates, Selectmen were faced with a dilemma when one of the candidates, current Framingham Chief, Gary Daugherty dropped his candidacy for the position.

Be Refreshed – Finding Serenity in Simplicity

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Exhausted. Overwhelmed. Overscheduled. Sound familiar? Today’s velocity of life can consume and control us... until our breakneck pace begins to feel normal and expected. That’s where the danger lies: when we spend our lives doing things that keep us busy but don’t really matter, we sacrifice the things that do.

Hopkinton Center for the Arts Open House Sunday 4/10/16

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Please stop by and join us for an OPEN HOUSE at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM to see the new Delbridge Family Performance Space and to learn more about our Summer programs for ages 3 to 18+. This is event is free and open to the public.

Kids can partake in a fun craft, get their face painted, and meet our Disney princesses! Adults can take in an art demonstration and learn more about upcoming performances and exhibits.

At the same time, everybody is welcome to join our Boston Marathon sign-making party!

2016 Boston Marathon Details

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The 119 running of the Boston Marathon will
take place on Monday April 18, 2016. The roads
in Hopkinton will be closing at 7 a.m. Monday
morning. The roads around the town common will
be closing at 6 a.m. Approximately 30,000
runners will be running in four different groups or
Waves.

Superintendent's Coffees

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Superintendent Dr. Cathy MacLeod invites you to come and share your thoughts and concerns on how the district is serving your students. Come join her in the Central Office Conference Room at 89 Hayden Rowe Street during any of the dates and times listed below.

Wednesday, April 13th: 9:30-11:00 AM
Tuesday, May 17th: 4:30-6:00 PM
Thursday, June 2nd: 12:00-1:30 PM

Self-Publishing Seminar at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts

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The Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library are pleased to announce our new free program, a Self-Publishing Seminar on Wednesday, April 27, 7:00 PM at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. A panel of authors and experts on publishing will offer their thoughts and experiences on getting published.

The scheduled speakers include:

Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library Book Sale

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The Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library will be holding their book sale on June 11th from 9:30 AM-3:00 PM on the Town Common. Donations of books can be dropped off at either Bill's Pizza or Middlesex Savings Bank on Main Street.

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