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Physician Focus: Examining STDs

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It’s a topic not often addressed in public venues, and sometimes shunned entirely with younger populations. The February edition of Physician Focus attempts to inform and educate viewers on a critical public health concern that affects all ages, races, ethnic groups, and social and economic classes: sexually transmitted diseases.

“It’s not an easy subject to discuss,” said John Fromson, M.D., host of the program, "but it's part of the human condition."

January Photos

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Now you can see all of our photos for the month of January at Scene in Hopkinton. What happened in Hopkinton? Pictures tell the story.

School Committee Holds Public Hearing On FY12 Budget

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Residents got a first look at and had the opportunity to comment on the Superintendent’s Preliminary FY12 budget at the public hearing held on Thursday, January 27, 2011.

Middle School Hockey Team Victorious

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The Hopkinton hockey Jr. Hillers 2 team was victorious over Stoughton 5-2 on Friday night in their league game in Foxboro.

The Hillers were lead by Brendan O'Leary who had 2 goals and an assist. Other goal scorers were, Nick Pomeroy with a goal and assists, Jack Vaccarri, Nick Carrazza, and Brandon Carty chipped in with 2 assists. Goaltenders Tim McGrath and Zac Rodgers played great in net, with Tim not allowing a goal for his second straight game.

Tobacco By-Law Change Receives Mixed Reviews

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The Board of Selectmen is reviewing a proposed change to a town by-law that would regulate the possession of tobacco.

The Hopkinton beFree Project, composed of student and adult volunteers, presented the proposal to the board at the January 25th selectmen’s meeting. The group is seeking the support of the board before they bring the proposal to Town Meeting in May.

No Decision Yet on Golden Pond Appeal

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Town Hall Room 215 was filled on Wednesday night as the Board of Appeals reviewed a number of requests for relief from town by-laws. But, the January 26th meeting was dominated by a request from the Golden Pond Residential Care Corporation (GPRCC) to overturn a Planning Board site plan review decision.

Wood Street Garage Building Collapses

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Highway Mike Mansir reports that the building at the Highway Department Garage on Wood Street, known as the "pole barn", collapsed today under the weight of the snow.

"It was close to collapse when the building inspector gave the order to pull the rest down." said Mansir. " The fire department used a the rescue truck with a winch to finish the job."

New DPW Director to Start on February 14th

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Hopkinton has a new Director of Public Works. Selectmen confirmed the appointment of John Westerling at their January 25th meeting. Westerling will start work in Hopkinton on Monday, February 14th.

Before the vote of the board, Town Manager Norman Khumalo described Westerling as a “champion of civic benefit and a tireless advocate of public works.”

“He brings to this very challenging position a clarity of thinking and a very dedicated commitment to good customer service,” said Khumalo.

Public Hearing on Proposed School Budget is ON

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Tonight's Public Hearing on the proposed FY12 Budget will still be held this evening in the Middle School Library at 7:30 PM

Dourney Not Seeking Re-election in May

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RJ Dourney announced today he would not be running for re-election to the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen here in Hopkinton. His current term will end May 16th, 2011.

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