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Resident to Host Coffee in Support of New School

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To the Editor,

I am new to Hopkinton. My husband Mike and I moved to town this past July with our 3 year old son. We are among the many young families that are attracted to the town of Hopkinton for many reasons. The most important to me as a parent is the stellar school system that has been built here.

In favor of K-5 Elementary School Districts

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I am writing to express support for the proposed new K-5 elementary school on Fruit Street and for three elementary school districts. I think many excellent arguments have been made to show why Center School is no longer safe or educationally sound for Hopkinton's children, as well as why now is the right time to go forward with this project financially due to low construction costs and the high reimbursement rate from the state. However, I know many residents are nervous about the concept of districted schools since this is something that has never before been done here.

Letter From MLK Day Chairman Linda Katz

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Dear Editor,

On behalf of the Hopkinton Youth Commission, I’d like to thank our friends and neighbors for making the fourth Annual Martin Luther King
Day of Giving Back a tremendous success. People of all ages gathered at the middle school to enjoy breakfast and hear our wonderful speaker, Sarah Varadian, tell us about her life of service which started as a 12 year old. (Look for a video of her talk on
hcam.tv)

Together, we then engaged in many different service projects to benefit others. Most of these projects were led by middle and high school youth

Signs of Transition

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Signs in nature surround us. They tell us when a storm approaches. They let fisherman know where to fish. Other natural signs are not so obvious. In themselves they usually don't mean much. Their subtle message, if any, is often obscure or remote. When they appear in the context of specific events or scenarios they can become more then just a random natural occurrence.

Happy New Year

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As you raise a glass of your favorite beverage to celebrate the arrival of the New Year, think back on the previous year. Think back on 2010 and what it was like to live in Hopkinton. Life moved at pretty much the same pace for most of us. Looking back a year we can see some changes and clearly our town has moved forward. We’re all probably a little better for it.

Now, go back a hundred years or so. What did Hopkinton look like? What drove our town? How did we live and work? What did the citizens of Hopkinton have to look forward to as they toasted the New Year?

All Things Senior Center--Christmas Memories

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The Night Before Christmas Golden Book--1955

Jingle Bells, Joy to the World, Silent Night and Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly! During this Christmas season, the Senior Center itself is all decked out in preparation for the holiday. Winter greeneries drape the mantel over the fireplace, candy canes fill the dish on the front desk, a beautiful poinsettia sits on the table in the lobby and there’s even a brightly decorated tree sitting in front of the window. Make sure you check out the Thrift Shop, it’s filled with all kinds of Christmas items for sale (at half price now) that will make great gifts.

The Hopkinton School Committee: Why Retiring the Center School is the Best Option

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This is an article submitted by the Hopkinton School Committee that talks about their decision not to renovate Center School.

Philip J. Paradis, 49

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Philip J. Paradis, 49, died unexpectedly at home on October 29, 2010. He was the father of Daniel Paradis of Sutton. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Alverie and Rita (Heaton) Paradis.

Philip was a 1983 graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He was employed by St. Cobain Company of Worcester for 20 years. He was an avid fishermen, hunter and golfer and most of all enjoyed spending time with family.

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