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Library Grant, New Elementary School on BOS Agenda Tonight

Watch the HCAM News video with Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Operations Assistant Geri Holland to hear what's on the agenda for the next meeting of the Board of Selectmen scheduled for Tuesday, January 11 beginning at 6:30PM at Town Hall. What topics will the Board be discussing? Updates on the library grant application, the elementary school building project and the FY2012 budget are all on the agenda, as well a presentation from the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce. Don't miss the opportunity to see your local government in action!

Planning Board Agenda for Monday, January 10th

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The Planning Board will meet on January 10th at 7:30pm in Room 211 at Town Hall.

7:30 Public Hearing – 10 Main Street – Minor Project Site Plan Review
Applicant: Middlesex Savings Bank
Proposed awnings with signage

7:45 Continued Public Hearing – Legacy Farms Road South Definitive Subdivision Plan
Applicant: Legacy Farms LLC
The 11-lot definitive subdivision plan shows a new road from Clinton Street to East Main Street. The new road will serve the Legacy Farms development, which is subject to a Master Plan Special Permit issued by the Planning Board on May 13, 2010.

MLK Blood Drive Hopes to Increase Pints Collected

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On Monday January 17, 2011, during the MLK Day of Giving Back, the BeFree project will be holding a blood drive sponsored by the American Red Cross. It will be held from 10am to 3pm in the Doyle Gym at the Hopkinton Middle School. Last year 68 pints of blood were collected. This year's goal is 90 pints of blood. There will be more staff on hand and more time slots available, making donations easier this year. Donors must be 16 year olds or older. Those who are 16 require a signed parental permssion slip. Older donors do not need a permission slip.

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A Conversation with the Chairman of the Ballot Question Committee

HCAM News talked with Cindy Bernardo, Chairman of the Ballot Question Committee for the New Elementary School at Fruit Street, to talk about what a ballot question committee is, why she formed the committee and what she hopes to accomplish.

"We formed the committee to show our support for the new school at Fruit Street that is going to be proposed at the Special Town Meeting in March," said Bernardo.

Mary Johnson Clark, 70

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Mary Johnson Clark 70, a lifetime Hopkinton resident and wife of Robert G. Clark, found eternal peace while in the loving care of her husband, family, CNA, and Hospice. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Marion Johnson.

Ice Fishing Derby Coming Soon

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POSTPONED TO FEBRUARY 26 DUE TO POOR ICE CONDITIONS ON LAKE WHITEHALLThe Woodville Rod & Gun Club is holding it's annual Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday, January 22, 2011. The entry fee is $20.00 per person and must accompany a registration form. Registration forms may be obtained at the club or from our website: Breakfast will be served for a nominal fee beginning at 5:00 am at the club house located at 252 Wood Street.

Donations Still Needed for MLK DAY OF GIVING BACK - JANUARY 17

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Please join us for breakfast snacks, a kick off program and community service activities. In the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr., Hopkinton will bring together young and old to celebrate volunteerism.

But we need YOUR HELP!! Please start collecting the following items and bring them that day:

Donations Needed:
Yarn for Knitted Hats for homeless
Children’s books (new/gently used) for Cradles to Crayons
Canned goods (check expiration date) for Project Just Because Pantry
Used eye glasses for Lion’s Club
Used cell phones for Senior Center

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Understanding Concussions - Parent Presentation

On Monday, January 10, 2011 from 7-8:30 pm, the Hopkinton Public Schools Wellness Department and Main Street Pediatrics will present "Understanding Concussions" at the High School Auditorium. The program was developed to raise awareness of concussions, their symptoms and their effects.

Watch the video below and listen to District Physician Cheryl Kelly MD and Home Health Coordinator Paula Vanesian of Main Street Pediatrics talk about what the program will cover and who should attend.

Representative Dykema Encourages Energy Efficiency

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As the weather turns colder and our energy bills become increasingly expensive, I urge you to join with me in my new year’s resolution to save money by increasing my energy efficiency.

7th Grade Girls Win Tournament

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Congratulations to the Hopkinton Girls 7th grade "A" Travel Basketball team for winning the Fundamental Holiday Basketball Tournament this past week in Lowell, Mass. The girls defeated Peabody, Acton/Boxboro, Westford and Salem, NH to win the championship. Pictured in front row (left to right): Elise Carlson, Alli McNulty, Allie Rodman, Kate Welzel. Back row: Nicole Thomas, Gabby Lockett, Julia Thissell, Emma Lukas, Michelle Doucette. Not pictured: Sarah Bertschmann and Jen Manning. The team is coached by George Thissell, Janet Carlson and Chris Bertschmann. Congratulations girls!


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