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Elmwood School Evacuation for Gas Odor

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This morning at approximately 7:45 a.m., several staff members reported to the Elmwood School main office that an odor of gas was detected outside of the school building in the parking lot. To insure the safety of our students and staff members, everyone was immediately evacuated to the Elmwood gymnasium right from their school buses and parent drop-off, where no odor was present.

Be Aware, Runners are everywhere

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As we approach the Boston Marathon, runners are training on streets and running surfaces throughout the world. The Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce and the 26.2 Foundation, with help from the Hopkinton Parks & Recreation Commission, have made an extra effort to promote runners’ safety. To accomplish this, they will fund signs to be placed throughout the community to remind drivers that with the marathon close by there will be extra runners on the roadways.

Planning Board Discusses Medical Marijuana Bylaw

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A medical marijuana bylaw was refined by the Planning Board during their Tuesday, March 11 meeting to discuss articles for the upcoming Town Meeting warrant. The bylaw will restrict where in Hopkinton a medical marijuana dispensary can be built should the town be picked to host such a facility.

Write Letters, Notes to Your Teen for Better Understanding

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Sometimes, the best way to talk to your teen is to write to her. Writing allows you time to find just the right words. It also gives your teen time to read, think about your note and respond when she is ready.

Other benefits of writing to your teen include:

Hopkinton Ranked 5th Safest Place to Live in the State!

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The Movoto Real Estate Research Site looked at every place in Massachusetts with 10,000 or more people, and out of the 168 places they determined that Hopkinton was the 5th safest place to live in the state! The three categories looked at were violent crime, property crime and the chance a resident will be the victim of a crime.

All Star Reading Program at the Library

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Reading to, and with, your child is the most important thing that parents can do to support their developing reader. Please join Superintendent, Cathy MacLeod and Center School Principal, Lauren Dubeau for an informative series focused on supportive reading strategies parents can use to make reading together stress-free and fun!

Rachel Runs For Friend

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I am running the Boston Marathon this year for my dear friend, Kevin Bossart.

Kevin recently suffered cardiac arrest due to a prior existing heart condition - this occurrence left Kevin in a coma. Kevin has made a miraculous recovery that is astounding everyone, including his doctors!

Although, Kevin's road to recovery is just beginning. I am trying to raise $3000.00 for Kevin and his family to try and ease some of the financial strain that will soon be coming their way.

Hopkinton Destination Imagination Teams Advance

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On Mar 8th, 9 Destination Imagination (DI) teams from Hopkinton participated in the Region 7 tournament held at Uxbridge High School. 6 of those teams bagged the first or the second place in their respective categories. And 4 of these teams advance to the State level tournament to be held at WPI on 3/29/2014. We would like to congratulate all the teams for putting up an excellent show, and wish the advancing teams the very best for their next round of competition at WPI.

Team Results:

Hopkinton Wellness Fair Is Back

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The Hopkinton Public Schools and Wellness Department invites you to their 12th Annual Wellness Fair. They have collaborated with professionals and vendors in a variety of areas to provide a fun and educational experience. All ages are encouraged to attend, as there will be activities for all! For more information on this event please see our website –.Hopkinton Wellness Fair.


Hopkinton Wellness Fair
Saturday, March 8, 2014
11am-2pm
Hopkinton High School

Hopkinton Public Library Foundation’s 26 Pledge March to the Marathon

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This year, Hopkinton Public Library Foundation has its largest Marathon team to date! But we still need YOU to help us March to the Marathon.

Now is your chance to become a part of Hopkinton history! From March 1st until Marathon Monday on April 21st, we're setting our own Marathon training challenge -- 26 new pledges supporting 1000 Homes for Hopkinton Library! YOU can meet this challenge by becoming 1 of the 1000 Homes for Hopkinton Library by pledging $1,000 toward the restoration, renovation and expansion of our most inclusive community asset.

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