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Talk to Your Teen About the Danger of Inhalants

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Common household products, such as paint, nail polish remover and sprays (hair spray, cooking spray, air fresheners, etc.) can be inhaled to achieve a "high." Teens often use these inhalants because they’re not illegal, they're easy to abuse and they're cheap. They can also be deadly.
Inhalants can kill suddenly—whether the user is a first-time user or an addict. They can also cause brain damage, memory loss and other problems.

Here are some signs of inhalant abuse:

Jim Montalto, Leah Holmes and Maggie Sloan to Run the 2016 Boston Marathon for the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation

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Hopkinton resident Jim Montalto and Hopkinton natives Leah Holmes and Maggie Sloan (pictured) will run the 2016 Boston Marathon to raise money for the restoration, renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library.

A Kidney for Justin

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Meet Justin. He just turned 14 years old and is finishing up 8th grade. He enjoys playing Call of Duty and Minecraft like other kids his age. Justin hasn't had much time for games recently.

Justin was recently put on dialysis and is in desperate need of a kidney.

Physicial Requirements:
Age - Under 63 years old
BMI - Under 30
Blood Type - O
Must be a non-smoker

Required Participant Information:
Full legal name
Blood Type
Date of Birth
Social Security Number
Address
Phone Number
Email Address

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Video: 2016 Hopkinton Special Olympics VS Police Basketball Game

The Hopkinton Police Department took on Hopkinton Special Olympics for the 10th straight annual basketball game. As they have done in every game, the Special Olympic team defeated the Hopkinton Police Department but a great time was had by all. Special Olympics Program Director, Alec Levine mentioned the special olympics athletes look forward to the game every year; "it's pretty much all they talk about since December rolls around, because they know as the season progresses, at the end of the year is going to be their big game against the Police Department and they're always very concerned about maintaining the winning streak we always seem to have."

Check out Highlights and Interviews from the fun day below!

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Video: Local Book Author, Paul Clerici talks Boston Marathon

"Paul C. Clerici is the local author of three books - “A History of the Falmouth Road Race: Running Cape Cod,” “Boston Marathon: History by the Mile,” and “History of the Greater Boston Track Club.” A freelance journalist, writer, photographer, and former newspaper editor and sports editor who has been recognized in the “Who’s Who in the East” publication, he has written for and been published in many newspapers and magazines, including “Boston College Chronicle,” “Level Renner,” “Marathon & Beyond,” “New England Patriots Weekly,” “New England Runner,” “Running Times,” and “The Walpole Times.” A New England Press Association and Massachusetts Press Association award winner, he is the race director of the “Camy 5K Run & David 5K Walk” in Walpole and has competed in nearly every distance from the mile to the marathon, including two triathlons, 43 marathons (the Boston Marathon 23 years in a row), the Falmouth Road Race several times, and in races has won several age-group and Clydesdale division awards."

Paul has 2 presentations coming up in the Hopkinton area. On March 30th, Paul will be presenting at the Hopkinton Senior Center at 7pm to talk about his popular book, “Boston Marathon: History by the Mile.” Paul will also be presenting to the Hopkinton and Ashland Historical Society at the Hopkinton Historical Society Sunday April 17th.

Check out HCAM news focus in the video below for a preview of the presentations and hear some very interesting stories from the Boston Marathon, you may not know about.

Hopkinton Band Recognized at Jazz Festival

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Dear Parents and Students,

Veterans Breakfast April 1

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Dear Vets and Friends,

Come and get it! Vets Breakfast at 0900 hours, 1 April 2016, Hopkinton Senior Center. Chipped beef and more. Plenty of coffee, and conversation with good friends.

Town Election 2016 Update: More Candidates Entered Race

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eHOP reported there are now 4 contested races in this years Hopkinton town election. HCAM will be hosting a debate for contested races, Tuesday May 10th at a time to be determined, stay tuned for updates.

"BOARD OF SELECTMEN, For 3 years, Vote for 2 – Contested Race

Michael Umina, 24 Chestnut St, Unenrolled
Margaret Wiggin, 5 Cross St, Democrat
Claire Wright, 28 Hayden Rowe St, Republican
Brendan Tedstone, 45A Pleasant St, Unenrolled

PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION, For 3 years, Vote for 1 – Contested Race

Deborah Ervin Named Interim Library Director

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With the recent retirement of Library Director Rownak Hussain, I am pleased to announce an Interim Library Director: Deborah Ervin. Deb recently retired from her position in Concord and was looking to see if she could “help out” at the Library. She has over 25 years library experience and has been a resident for 11 years. Deb has her Masters Degree in Library & Information Sciences from Simmons College and has experience with renovation projects. She understands the collegial relationships between the Town, the Library and its Trustees, as well as the Friends of the Library.

Networking Works!

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The Massachusetts Council of Aging (MCOA) is launching a new Regional Networking Group program right in your local area to support and assist people 50+ years old who are looking for a new job or guidance in transitioning into a new career direction.

If you are unemployed and actively looking for work, underemployed and looking for a new career direction, or recently retired, not ready to stop working and looking for your "Encore Career", this program is for you!

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