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Hopkinton Middle School Presents “Oliver!”

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This year marks the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens, whose book ‘Oliver Twist’ raised awareness about London’s notorious workhouses for poor children.

When Hopkinton Middle School students present “Oliver!,” themusical based on “Oliver Twist,” they will honor Dickens’ spirit through aneffort to help Project Just Because, a Hopkinton-based charity that helpsfamilies in need.

St. John's Youth Ministry Auction this Saturday

By Michelle Murdock, Freelance Writer

The 4th Annual Auction, sponsored by St. John the Evangelist Youth Ministry, takes place this Saturday, April 28th from 6PM to 10PM in the Parish Hall. The auction is a major fundraiser for the Youth Ministry and proceeds help to raise funds for programs such as summer mission trips, leadership conferences, retreat experiences and scholarships.

“Shop & Explore MetroWest” - A New Program from the MetroWest Tourism and Visitors Bureau

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Retailers, restaurants, cultural institutions and recreational areas in nineteen communities throughout the MetroWest region of Massachusetts will be holding scores of promotions and special events for visitors and local residents alike from May 26 to June 3 during a new, region-wide program, “Shop & Explore MetroWest,” launched by the MetroWest Tourism & Visitors Bureau.

Planning Board Meets Monday April 23

By Michelle Murdock, Freelance Writer

The next meeting of the Hopkinton Planning Board is scheduled for Monday, April 23, 2012 at 7:30PM in Room 211 at Town Hall. Included on the agenda for the evening is a Major Site Plan Review for Perkin Elmer for a proposed 60,000 sq. ft. addition to 68 Elm Street location and a 25,000 sq. ft. addition to 5 Parkwood
Drive, and associated increases in parking lot area at each building.

Earth Day Message from Rep. Dykema

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Since the first Earth Day in 1970, we’ve seen great progress toward better stewardship of our natural resources. From the federal Clean Air and Clean Water Acts of the 1970’s, to the Green Communities Act here in Massachusetts in 2008, we have a lot of accomplishments to celebrate over the past 40 years. I’m reminded daily that environmental protection continues to be a priority for my constituents (and my children!). As a member of the legislature and the Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, I will continue to advocate for environmental progress.

Earth Day Message from Rep. Dykema

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Since the first Earth Day in 1970, we’ve seen great progress toward better stewardship of our natural resources. From the federal Clean Air and Clean Water Acts of the 1970’s, to the Green Communities Act here in Massachusetts in 2008, we have a lot of accomplishments to celebrate over the past 40 years. I’m reminded daily that environmental protection continues to be a priority for my constituents (and my children!). As a member of the legislature and the Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, I will continue to advocate for environmental progress.

Mass Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.5 Percent

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The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development today reported that the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ preliminary March 2012 estimates show that Massachusetts added 8,700 jobs over the month, for a total of 3,241,600 jobs. The March job gain follows a revised 7,200 job gain in February. The total unemployment rate dropped to 6.5 percent, 0.4 percentage points below the February rate of 6.9 percent and well below the national rate of 8.2 percent.

HOPKINTON 300TH COMMEMORATIVE QUILT

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On Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 pm, there will be a meeting at the Hopkinton Historical Society Building,
168 Hayden Rowe, to begin planning for a quilt to commemorate Hopkinton’s 300 th Anniversary. A
Steering Committee will be formed to facilitate the design, creation, and installation of the quilt.
After the 300th Anniversary celebrations conclude, the quilt will be donated to the town and hung on
permanent display in the Historical Society Building.