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Video: Lose it for the Library Winners Receive Prizes

Crossfit Resilience hosted a month long program to benefit the Hopkinton Public Library expansion and renovation project. 167 people participated in the Crossfit Resilience "Lose it for the Library" program and just over $5,000 was raised. 50% of the proceeds was split between the male and female winner of the program, while the remaining half was donated to the Library expansion project. Each winner walked away with $1,252.50, while the Library received $2,505.

Ted Barker-Hook was the male winner, he dropped nearly 37 pounds; "it was hard, it took discipline..if you can see the pounds melting away and you think you have a chance to help out the library and win some money along the way, it worked out okay."

The female winner, Alicia Cox dropped 16 pounds; "It was a great month, I go to Crossfit everyday...but the diet was the big thing.. very lean, meats and green vegetables, it was tough to stick too."

Barker-Hook mentioned he will be using his winnings to buy a new dishwasher and donating some of the winnings to a school in the Dominican Republic. "I plan to give a portion of whats leftover to a school, i'm a teacher and we had a service learning trip to the Dominican Republic last spring and the school is desperately, desperately poor, at one point a student was looking for a pencil... and it took us 20 minutes to find a pencil at the school." Barker-Hook mentioned that they have already sent several hundred dollars to the school. Katie Cox mentioned she will be using some of her winnings to pursue further College education.

View the check presentation below.

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Video: Friends of Hopkinton Library present $5,000 to Library Expansion Project

Treasurer of the Friends of the Hopkinton Library, Barbara Beale, presented the Hopkinton Library Foundation Chair, Laura Barry, with a $5,000 check towards the Library expansion project at their temporary home at 65 South Street.

The Hopkinton Public Library shut down their home at 13 Main Street last month, so the $11.8 million dollar library expansion and renovation project could start. The plan was voted through at Town Meeting in 2014. Beale mentioned that the check is the 2nd installment on the $15,000 the Friends of the Library have committed towards naming rights of the Wi-Fi Cafe. The Friends of the Library also donated $5,000 at the start of the project for naming rights to the staff room.

Hopkinton Library Foundation Chair, Laura Barry said the partnership with Friends of the Library has been has been a very close and beneficial partnership; "We greatly appreciate the support of Friends of the Library, our very closely assimilated organization who does separate fundraising but has supported Hopkinton Public Library Foundation from day 1 and our mission of raising money for the new building.. we appreciate it and enjoy working together."

Check out the check presentation below.

Message from DPW: Pipe Burst leads to Water Discoloration

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Due to a major burst in a fire sprinkler line and large volume of water that flowed from it, you may notice some discoloration in the your water. Please check before you use it, and you may need to flush your cold water line to clear your pipes.

Message from: Water-Sewer Manager Eric Carty

“Lose it for the Library!” Challenge Generates $2500 for the Library Building Project

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Hopkinton Public Library Foundation, Inc. (HPLF) has received another exciting boost in its fundraising via the Hopkinton Weight Loss Challenge. With the help of 167 participants, “Lose it for the Library” raised $2,500 for the planned restoration, renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library.

Town of Hopkinton seeks a Part-Time (up to 19 hours) Young Adult Librarian

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Under the direct supervision of the Library Director the Young Adult Librarian is responsible for managing the Young Adult Services (age 12 to 18) for the library. This includes providing library resources, services and programs aimed at the young adults in the community, assessing their needs, developing and maintaining school and community relationships, creating effective web pages and maintaining library presence in teen social media forums.

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2016 Town Election Update and Happenings in Hopkinton

Below are the current candidates for the Hopkinton town election, all terms are for 3 years unless noted otherwise. For anyone interested in running, nomination papers are available for all the positions below. You can find details about nomination papers here. Also further down, check out some of the latest happenings in Hopkinton.

Board of Assessors - (Candidate Needed)
Board of Health - (Candidate Needed)

Board of Library Trustees - Vote for 2
Susan Porter
2nd Candidate Needed

Board of Selectmen - Vote for 2
Michael Umina
Margie Wiggin
Claire Wright

Cemetery Commissioners - (Candidate Needed)
Commissioners of Trust Fund - (Candidate Needed)

Michael Umina

Hopkinton Housing Authority (5 Year Term)
Nancy Kelleigh

Parks & Recreation Commission - (Candidate Needed)

Planning Board (5 Year Term) - (2 Candidates Needed)

School Committee
Nancy Richards-Cavanaugh

Town Clerk
Connor Degan
Deb Holbrook

Town Moderator - (Candidate Needed)

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Video: Anne Carver to Remain Principal of Elmwood

Hopkinton Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Cathy MacLeod announced that current Elmwood Interim Principal, Anne Carver has accepted the Principal Position permanently. Carver has filled the role since David Ljungberg left to take a position in the School administration office in September. You can view the official announcement below.

"Hopkinton Public Schools’ Superintendent, Dr. Cathy MacLeod, is delighted to announce that she has offered, and Anne Carver has accepted, pending successful contract negotiations, the position of Principal of the Elmwood Elementary School. In the past year, in her role as Assistant Principal and the last several months in the role of Interim Principal at Elmwood School, Ms. Carver has become well acquainted with the Elmwood School community and has begun to build meaningful, positive relationships with children, parents, staff and administrative colleagues.

Ms. Carver holds a Master of Education in Elementary Leadership and Administration from Worcester State University, and a Master of Education in Integrated Studies from Cambridge College. Her undergraduate work was in Early Childhood Education, completed at Wheelock College. She is currently the Interim Principal for Elmwood School, and previously served as the Assistant Principal. She has worked for Worcester Public Schools as a Site Administrator for the Norrback School, Worcester Arts Magnet School and the Thorndike Elementary School’s summer and after-school enrichment programs. She began her career as an Elementary Classroom Teacher in the Worcester Public School district, and has extensive classroom teaching experience.

Pending successful contract negotiations, Ms. Carver will assume the role of Elmwood School Principal on March 1, 2016."

See more of last weeks interview with Principal Carver below!

Be Refreshed – Build Meaningful Relationships that Thrive

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Be Refreshed is a seminar for women on Sunday, February 28 from 6:30-8:30 PM which includes dessert followed by an engaging presentation.

Deb Holbrook Announces Candidacy for Town Clerk

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My name is Deb Holbrook, and I am pleased to announce that I am running for the office of Hopkinton Town Clerk!

Being a resident of Hopkinton since 2007, I have served the town in various ways as a volunteer for the Board of Health, the Hopkinton Veteran’s Celebration Committee, Baypath Humane Society, and the Hopkinton Women’s Club, to name a few.

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Video: Hopkinton Library Hosts Dog Day

The Hopkinton Library invited the public down to meet some dogs. The afternoon kicked off with a visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog and then Baypath Humane Society and Greyhound Friends dropped by with some canine guests looking for a home. Gracie, a service dog also dropped by the children's room to accompany parents and children while they read some books.

Check out video highlights from the fun day below.


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