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Bomb Threat Shuts Downtown

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On April 4th, 2015 at 5:27pm the Hopkinton Police Department received a bomb threat at the Hopkinton Public Library. Members of the Hopkinton Police and Fire Departments responded to the area. A safe perimeter was established. Additional assistance was requested from outside agencies including the Massachusetts State Police and the Central Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council.

Hopkinton Autism & Special Needs Day Out, May 17

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The Hopkinton Police Department along with our new parent support group, Hopkinton Autism & Special Needs Parent Connection, will be hosting an Autism & Special Needs day out for Hopkinton Children/adults and their Parents or caregivers, Loved Ones, and Community Members touched by Autism or Special Needs.

Town Hall Basement Now Open

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The Town Engineer would like to announce the Town Hall Basement Project has been completed and the fully accessible basement is now open to the public once again.

The Basement Project included the installation of a drainage system, sump pumps, repair/replacement of the floors and walls and renovation of the rest rooms.

Sorry for any inconvenience this project may have caused while this necessary work was being completed. Thank you for your patience and support!

Irvine Site Chosen Unaminously

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Hopkinton ESBC voted unanimously to recommend Irvine Site as preferred option for new elementary school. The recommendation will go to the Selectmen and School Committee.

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Video Segment: Golden Pond Welcomes New Executive Director

Golden Pond Assisted Living located at 50 West Main Street in Hopkinton recently welcomed in their new Executive Director Dr. Barry Zeltzer. Dr. Zeltzer brings with him to Golden Pond over 20 years of industry experience. "I have approximately 20 years of experience in elder care administration, I have a PHD in Gerontology and I've done a lot of work with the memory impaired and developing programs to improve the quality of life. I find it fascinating to come on board to an organization such as Golden Pond, to work with the community and develop partnerships so we can bring in creative programming to help people age in place."

The staff at Golden Pond is excited to have Barry Zeltzer aboard, the staff likes the fact that the new Executive Director is hands on and gets to know his employees and the residents. "He actually walked into the kitchen and said good morning, he went out of his way to say good morning to little old me, I find that was quite nice of him, he's very hands on." commented Chef Kelsey Smith. "CNA Home Health Aid" Michaela Murphy and "Assistant Dining Room Manager" Allison Decoff also enjoy how Dr. Zeltzer goes out of his way to interact with the staff and residents. Murphy commented; "he's come into the dining room for lunch and he sat down with the residents and talked to them over meals and asked them how everything is going."

"Health and Wellness Director" Marilyn McLean has been with Golden Pond about 8 years and is excited to be part of Dr. Zeltzer's team; "I'm excited everyday to come to work, it's sort of like being in high school and you're tired but you don't want to miss anything so you don't take any days off." "Sales & Marketing Senior Director" Kris Leardi is looking forward to enhancements in the Golden Pond programming; "he's a person that we feel has tremendous vision for the future of Golden Pond, his focus is primarily programming...to really enhance our programs so that each part of our community benefits by his experience and knowledge, bringing in outside resources that we haven't tapped into but also really using our staff and utilizing them to the best of their abilities, I think he has a lot of enthusiasm and excitement for what's ahead for Golden Pond and what we're trying to do here."

Dr. Zeltzer praised the dedication, work ethic and commitment of his staff, in addition to enjoying working with the Golden Pond team, Dr. Zeltzer takes pleasure in interacting with the residents; "My favorite part about the work that I do is being with the residents, enjoying their smiles and trying to do whatever I can too make a difference in their quality of life."

For More Information, Watch the video below.

Hopkinton Middle School 2.62 Marathon Challenge

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You are cordially invited to participate in the Second Annual Hopkinton Middle School 2.62 Marathon Challenge. This school-wide 2.62-mile run/walk will take place, weather permitting, on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 12:00 PM. We will start at the flagpole in front of Hopkinton Middle School and proceed around the campus with the finish and celebration on the track behind the school.

Join the Boy Scouts for Breakfast!

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On Saturday, April 11, the Boy Scouts from Troop 4 will hold their 6th Annual Pancake Breakfast. Breakfast will be served by the scouts from 7:30 AM until 11:30 AM inside the Church Hall at St. John the Evangelist, located at 20 Church Street in Hopkinton. The boys will cook original, chocolate chip and gluten/nut/dairy free pancakes. They will also serve sausages, juice, coffee and more. After a successful first five years they are planning to serve around 500 people!

Parks and Recreation Annual Easter Egg Hunt

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The Easter Bunny makes his annual visit to Hopkinton on Saturday, April 4 for the Parks and Recreation’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event, which is sponsored by Hopkinton Drug, will be held at 11:00 AM sharp on the Town Common. The Easter Egg Hunt is for Hopkinton preschool to 2nd grade children. Please bring your own basket or bag to collect the candy and Special Prize Eggs. There is no registration or fee for this event. The Easter Bunny will be available on the common for picture taking.

Hopkinton Center for the Arts’ Boston Marathon Charity Runners

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L.A. actor Kevin Ryan joins local team members to raise funds for the HCA

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) announces its 2015 Boston Marathon charity runners: Andy Sonnenburg (Ashland, MA), Meaghan O’Neil (MetroWest, MA), Sean O’Neil (Putnam County, NY), and Kevin Ryan (Los Angeles, CA). Each runner has committed to raising a minimum of $5,000 for the HCA. Race will take place Monday, April 20. Donations can be made to https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/runforthearts.

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Video Segment: Ice Rink Waterlogs Hayden Rowe

I think it's safe to say ice skating season in Hopkinton has ended. On Wednesday April 1st, the Ice Rink at the Middle School basketball courts melted causing a dam to break and the water leaked out into the streets around dismissal time. It made for a wet ride home as temperatures reached near 50 degrees. The water leaked out of the fence side facing the street. The water was cleared just a couple hours later.

This year was the first year in a long while the Ice rink was put in at the Middle School Basketball courts. it was a successful effort by Hopkinton Parks and Recreation department with the help of many other Hopkinton organizations. The rink was used by many and enjoyed throughout the winter.

I guess on the 1st day of April mother nature decided that winter activites are done.

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