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Hopkinton Library Opening January 19th at 65 South Street

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The move to our temporary home at 65 South Street is going well! We hope to be on target for our anticipated re-opening date of Tuesday, January 19.

Full library services are suspended during this time, but you can still reserve (non-Hopkinton) items for pickup at other libraries through our online catalog; download electronic books, audiobooks, and magazines; and use our online databases.

Year of Mercy at Fatima Shrine

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December 13th Poor in Spirit St. Vincent de Paul Society
January 10th Those who mourn Hospice Care
February 14th Meek/care for earth Local Catholic Worker ministry
March 13th Merciful Bethany Prison Ministries
April 10th Thirst for Righteousness Catholic Charities
May 1st Clean of Heart Trappists on Prayer
June 12th Peace Makers Pax Christi Massachusetts
Sept 11th Peacemakers Iraqi refugees
Oct 9th Peacemakers Wounded Warriors
Nov 13th Corporal works of Mercy Ministry to the poor in

Veterans Breakfast on Jan. 8th

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To All Veterans and Friends:

Double time to be sure to get a seat at the mess hall for your ration of chipped beef. This month it will be served on Friday, 8 January 2016, at 0900 hours at the Hopkinton Senior Center. Invite other veterans to enjoy the camaraderie and good chow.

Many local veterans are passing in review at various online links. Pay a visit,

Urgent Need for Dog Foster Homes

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Looking for a meaningful way to help animals in the new year? You can make a huge difference in the life of a dog by giving them a temporary foster home.

Baypath Humane Society urgently needs foster homes for a handful of dogs in need. Fostering involves providing love, care, and shelter for an animal until they find their forever home. The shelter’s greatest need is for adult only, pet-free foster homes. A fenced yard would be ideal.

Found Bloodhounds

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Jack and Delilah, the bloodhounds that went missing from the Front Street area of town, have been found.

HHS Grad to Intern in Congressman Joe Kennedy’s Office

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WELLESLEY HILLS – MassBay Community College is pleased to announce that student Jennifer Fox will be interning with Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy’s Newton field office starting in January 2016.

“Jennifer’s commitment to civic engagement is admirable and perhaps the start of a great career in public service,” said MassBay Interim President Yves Salomon-Fernandez. “Who better to learn from than Congressman Kennedy. Jennifer can learn from the Kennedy legacy. The College is thrilled for Jennifer.”

EDITORIAL: Support For Deputy Slaman

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To Whom it May Concern

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Video: HCAM News 12-18-2015

On this edition of HCAM news, Hopkinton’s 300th anniversary comes to an end, President of Weston Nurseries, Peter Mezitt talks about a longtime holiday tradition and students show of their talents at the High school, but first the Hopkinton Chamber of commerce held their annual holiday dinner and this year honored the 300th anniversary celebration committee and the friends of the 300th committee for all their hard work throughout the year to celebrate 300 years of Hopkinton.

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Video: Town Clerk Geri Holland Talks Retirement

After nearly 20 years working for the town of Hopkinton, "Town Clerk" Geri Holland sent out the below letter announcing her retirement. She worked 16 years as an operations assistant for the town before accepting the town clerk position in March of 2012. Below you can read her letter to the town and watch the HCAM news interview with Geri about her retirement.

"To the Citizens of Hopkinton:

I would like to take this opportunity to graciously thank all residents for the confidence and respect shown me since being elected as Town Clerk in 2013; and for supporting me throughout the years since 1996, serving first as the Executive Assistant to the Executive Secretary and then as the Operations Assistant to the Town Manager.

At this time, I am giving notice of my retirement as your Town Clerk effective December 31, 2015. This decision was made to spend more time with my family, to continue art mentoring, along with completing projects in my art studio.

My time at the Town Hall has been among the best years of my working life. I have gained a feeling of belonging, and enjoyment in the work that I have done. I have had the privilege of meeting a great many people and developed lifelong friendships with many residents.

Please know that serving this community has been a remarkable experience. I have enjoyed all the time spent working with and for you making this town what it is today. You have given me the gift of respect and genuine friendship; and I take with me the memories of all that I have experienced with you into my retirement.

I recently was asked why I love this community and my response is still the same: “no matter what part of town residents live or where they moved in from or even if their family has been here for multi-generations, we all strive for the same and that is, to protect the future … all for the next generation”.

God bless you all and God bless America.
Geri Holland"

DCR to Offer Free Lifeguard Testing Over Winter Vacation Week

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Boston – Tuesday, December 22, 2015- Today, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Commissioner Leo Roy announced that DCR’s Aquatics Program will offer two free lifeguard testing opportunities for prospective summer lifeguard candidates over the traditional winter school vacation. The tests will take place at the College of the Holy Cross Hart Center Pool in Worcester and DCR’s Connell Pool in Weymouth on December 26, 2015and January 2, 2016 respectively.

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