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Legacy Farms Discussion Continlues

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The Board of Selectmen will meet on Wednesday, December 22 to continue its discussion regarding Legacy Farm’s request to allow the Legacy Farm Host Community Agreement’s rental housing assumptions be modified. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 PM and will adjourn at 7PM.

Hopkinton High School offers Adult Chinese Course

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Jilliing Pan

Hopkinton High School will be offering a unique opportunity to learn one of society’s critical languages through a 10 week adult Chinese course beginning in January. This course will be taught by Jiling Pan, a Chinese exchange teacher working at Hopkinton High School, and will focus on understanding and speaking basic Chinese words and phrases that would be helpful when traveling in China or building foundational knowledge of the Chinese language for future study.

Carol D. Spengler, 70

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Carol D. Spengler, 70, died December 18, 2010 after a six year courageous battle with Breast cancer. She was the wife of David S. Spengler, to whom she was married for 36 years. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Lois (Hollely) Dodson.

Library Board of Trustees Seeks Support for Expansion

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In 1895 the Hopkinton Public Libary was built with contributions from the 2,984 residents of our wonderful town. In 1967, when the town's population almost doubled to 5,569, the Library Trustees purchased the adjacent Episcopal Churc and connected the two buildings together to meet the demands of its growing community.

Today, Hopkinton's library -- only 5.015 square feet -- is among the smallest in the state, despite a population that now exceeds 15,000 residents. To meet the needs of our growing population, the Trustees have been exploring cost-efficient ways to expand.

Planning Board Meets Monday Night

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Hopkinton's Planning Board meets on Monday, December 20 starting at 7:30PM. See agenda below.

7:30 Appointment – Design Review Board Alternate – Finley Perry

7:35 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.

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Attorney General Settles with Dannon for Deceptive Yogurt Advertising

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Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley along with the Attorneys General of 38 other states entered into a $21 million settlement today with The Dannon Company, Inc. (“Dannon”), to resolve allegations that Dannon made unsubstantiated and unlawful marketing claims concerning its Activia and DanActive yogurt products.

Revised Plans for Library Revealed

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There was a joint meeting with several town board last night to review the revised plans for Hopkinton's proposed new library. After determining that the Center School site could not be guaranteed, designers went back to the drawing board to come up with plans for a renovation and expansion at the existiing site. Feedback on the new plans was very positive. The cost estimate for the new plan is still pending and parking issues are still being looked at.

Karen Spilka to Receive Legislator of the Year Award

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NAIOP Massachusetts, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, will present a special Legislator of the Year Award to Senator Karen Spilka at its Annual Meeting on December 15. The Award will be presented in recognition of Senator Spilka's efforts to advance economic development in the Commonwealth.

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Local Veterinarian Raises Money by Showing More

You may be familiar with Dr. Margo Roman of Main Street Animal Services (MASH) in Hopkinton, but do you know Dr. DoMore? Dr. DoMore for animal healing is a series of DVD documentaries and other educational services designed to bring alternative and integrative methods used in veterinary medical treatment to mainstream veterinary medical care. It’s the brainchild of Margo Roman, DVM, and was developed with the help of film producer, Simone Hnilicka, who is also a client of MASH with an interest in alternative and integrative therapies for herself and her pets.

Superintendent Search Process Underway - Parents and Community Invited to Participate

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Dr. John Phelan is retiring after 11 years of service to the Hopkinton School District. The Hopkinton School Committee has engaged the services of the New England School Development Council (NESDEC) to assist them in the search process for a new Superintendent of Schools.

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