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Library Hopes to Attract More Teens

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The tape peeled off the rolls as the young duct tape designers crafted objects de art from the pastel colored sticky tape.

The “Ductivities” program held at the library yesterday, December 29th, drew a small, but talented group of students who had a lot of fun and took home some very cool cell phone cases, chair caddies, and flowers all made from duct tape.

Christmas Tree Pickup

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Boy Scout Troop 4 of Hopkinton will be providing a Christmas tree pickup and recycling service for residents of Hopkinton. The cost is $5.00 for trees under 8 feet and $10.00 for trees over 8 feet. Scouts will pick up trees on Saturday, January 8th, 15th, and 22nd.

To request a pick-up, please go to www.trees.troop4hopkinton.org or call (508) 293-6396 and leave your name, address, date for pick up, and tree height. Please make your request by Thursday of the week chosen for pick-up.

Library Board of Trustees Seeks Support for Expansion

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In 1895 the Hopkinton Public Libary was built with contributions from the 2,984 residents of our wonderful town. In 1967, when the town's population almost doubled to 5,569, the Library Trustees purchased the adjacent Episcopal Churc and connected the two buildings together to meet the demands of its growing community.

Today, Hopkinton's library -- only 5.015 square feet -- is among the smallest in the state, despite a population that now exceeds 15,000 residents. To meet the needs of our growing population, the Trustees have been exploring cost-efficient ways to expand.

Attorney General Settles with Dannon for Deceptive Yogurt Advertising

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Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley along with the Attorneys General of 38 other states entered into a $21 million settlement today with The Dannon Company, Inc. (“Dannon”), to resolve allegations that Dannon made unsubstantiated and unlawful marketing claims concerning its Activia and DanActive yogurt products.

The New Library Plan

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Hopkinton has a new library plan. The “behind Center School” plan is history. The new plan incorporates the existing building with a highly complementary and architecturally consistent structure that will, according to the Permanent Building Committee, meet the library needs of Hopkinton for the next 50 years.

Revised Plans for Library Revealed

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There was a joint meeting with several town board last night to review the revised plans for Hopkinton's proposed new library. After determining that the Center School site could not be guaranteed, designers went back to the drawing board to come up with plans for a renovation and expansion at the existiing site. Feedback on the new plans was very positive. The cost estimate for the new plan is still pending and parking issues are still being looked at.

All Things Senior Center--Annual Police Association Christmas party for Hopkinton Seniors

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Poinsettia prizes at the Police Christmas Party

T’is the season to be jolly, merry, festive, holly, and just plain ol’ happy! There’s been plenty to be jolly about at the Senior Center this past week. The center is all decked out in preparation for the holiday, looking pretty special for this Christmas season.

ANNUAL TOWN SREET LISTING NOTICE

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Annual Street Listing forms and Mail-In Dog License Renewals will be sent out during the first week of January. Please complete and return to the Town Clerk’s Office.

Reminder for Hopkinton Dog Owners

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Any dog six months or older owned or kept by Hopkinton residents must be licenses by April 1st each year. Licenses may be obtained in person, by returning the mail-in form included wih the Annual Street Listing or by using the on-line payment system at www.hopkinton.org.
To apply by mail, include the form, the fee and a copy of an up-to-date rabies certificate.

For questions or more information, please contact the Town Clerk's Office at 508-497-9710.

TOWN CLERK Ann M. Click
Town Clerk Office Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Youth Commission Update

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The sparsely attended Youth Commission meeting held recently at Town Hall provided updates on the various programs and groups that work with the commission. While many of the commission members were absent, an articulate and involved group of five Hopkinton High School students contributed to the December 8th open table discussions at Town Hall.

Lacking a quorum, the commission was unable to vote on any issues, but did present status updates on recent activity from the “be FREE” project and the “It Takes a Village” subcommittee.

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