Health

Blood Drive to Help Save Lives

By contributor,

What can you accomplish in around an hour? Well, in just one hour of your time you may help save up to as many as three lives by donating blood. And now you have a chance to do just that! The BeFree! Project and the Red Cross club are sponsoring a blood drive on the MLK Day of Giving Back, Monday January 21st at the Hopkinton Middle School from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

From the Water Department: Please Clean Up Pet Waste

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The town municipal well fields offer a number of great walking trails at Fruit Street and Charles McIntyre Lane, off Lake Whitewall. However we have noticed an increase in the amount of pet waste that is being left behind in the direct recharge area of the wells. This waste poses a potential risk of contamination of the water supply. We ask that anyone who is walking their dog in the vicinity of the wells, to please pick up after their pet to ensure the safety of our drinking water supply.

We thank you for your cooperation in this important matter.

You Can Help the Pirates Lacrosse Team Raise Money for Cancer Research

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The Pirates Lacrosse Club, Hopkinton's premier youth lacrosse team, will be gathering together on October 28 to shave their heads in support of one goal: cancer research. Funds raised will be donated to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in honor of an extended Hopkinton member of the Pirate family who has been bravely fighting cancer.

October 28, 2012 @ 5:00PM
Chris' Barber Shop in Ashland
41 Front Street, Ashland, 508-881-6262

Ban on Evening Outside Activities Lifted; EEE and WV No Longer a Threat

By Michelle Murdock, Freelance Writer

According to a notice posted today from the Hopkinton Board of Health, the ban on all organized eveneing outdoor events or activities is no longer necessary and has been lifted effective October 16, 2012. The Board of HealthI was notified by the Department of Public Health that, according to the National Weather Service, all areas of Massachusetts except for Suffolk County and the Cape and Islands experienced a hard frost/hard freeze on Friday night October 12, 2012. As such the risk from mosquito-borne illness in Town has been almost eliminated.