Kid's Ice Fishing Event & Family Fun Day

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Sponsored by the Hopkinton 300th Anniversary Celebration in association with the Woodville Rod & Gun Club, and The Pikers.

Limited enrollment: No entry fee for this event, but registration is limited to 150 children. Please register your child by January 22.

Make-up date for unsafe ice for first event: February 22 from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Jan 8th 3:15pm for Ice Rink

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Thursday January 8th at 3:15pm there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome the Ice Rink at the Hopkinton High School Basketball Courts (in-front of the school). The ceremony will feature Superintendent Dr. Cathy MacLeod, Parks and Recreation Board of Directors, Parks and Recreation Director Jay Guelfi as well as other town departments who contributed to put together the rink.

The Community is welcome to join as the Public Skating Rink is welcome!

Marathon Number Available from Hopkinton Education Foundation

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Hopkinton, MA, January 6, 2015 -- The Hopkinton Education Foundation has received one invitational number for the 119th Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015, and is making it available to interested runners.

To secure a bib, runners must commit to fundraising a minimum of $4,000, which will go to support the Foundation’s innovation grants to Hopkinton educators.

To apply, visit for an application form. The deadline for submission is January 30th.

Keep Warm, Keep Safe.

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State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan and all the members of the Massachusetts fire service are concerned that the winter months will lead to an increase in fires from heating. Heating is the second leading cause of home fires in Massachusetts. It is important to Keep Warm, Keep Safe this winter.

With the cold weather, people will try different ways to stay warm. See winter heating safety tips from the Department of Fire Services.

26 Year Old Hopkinton Man survives branch through Windshield

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Strong wind Monday Afternoon led to a branch flying through a windshield of a car driving on Rte. 135 in Ashland. At the time the branch smashed through the windshield, a 26 year old Hopkinton man was driving. According to reports the driver fortunately was not harmed. The winds Monday reached above 30 mph in the Hopkinton/Ashland area and this should be a reminder to all of how dangerous the strong gusts can be.

Elementary School Building Committee Releases Site Alternatives

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Hopkinton’s Elementary School Building Committee (ESBC) has set the date for their next community workshop, "Understanding Site Options," to be held January 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at the Hopkinton Middle School library. This is the second of three workshops designed to engage the public in the Center School Feasibility Study, a project to address the constraints at Center School focused on meeting the needs of Hopkinton's pre-K through 1st grade educational program. “We’ve reached a very exciting point in the timeline of this project," said ESBC Clerk Rob Nickerson.

Hopkinton Outdoor Rink to Open Tuesday Jan 6th

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The freezing weather is here which means the new Hopkinton High School Outdoor Rink will open for Skating. The Rink is due to open Tuesday January 6th for the first time this season and with freezing temperatures on the way, it should mean the rink will be open a good portion of the coming weeks. As long as the temperatures stay cold, the rink will stay open.

Gun Shots Reported at Hopkinton State Park

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Hopkinton P.D., Ashland P.D. and rescue teams were on the scene Friday afternoon at the Hopkinton State Park boat ramp for a report of a shooting. According to reports the 55 year old male had a self inflicted gunshot wound to the heart area. The man was stabilized and taken to UMass Worcester Trauma Center.

Christmas Tree Pick Up

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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 $10.00 per tree. Scouts will pick up trees on Saturday, January 3rd and 10th
To request a pick-up, please go to and fill out the form.
Trees should be put curbside by 9AM along with payment in an envelope attached to the tree (Ziploc bags work best!). Payment can be made in cash or check payable to “Troop 4 Hopkinton.” Please no plastic bags around the tree.

Temporary Foster Home Needed for Shelter Dog

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Baypath Humane Society is in immediate need of temporary/foster homes for a few of our shelter dogs who have a tough time adjusting to shelter life.

We need a foster home ASAP for Yogi, a sweet, dashing young spaniel-mix who’s had many sad experiences in his short life. This has made him very shy, but once he warms up to you, he’s very affectionate.


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