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MLK Day Speaker Extols Responsibility and Volunteerism

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Shortly after 9/11, during the days of national shock, Sarah Varadian knew she had to do something. She listened to George Bush lash out against the terrorists and the oppressive regimes they supported. The President urged school children to give a dollar to charities that
work to educate children in areas like Afghanistan. Give a dollar to build schools where extremists condemned education, especially for women. This was the defining moment for Varadian. A dollar was a good idea, but for her, a dollar was not enough.

"Let’s Talk about Bullying" - Presentations Scheduled

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Anyone who heard the tragic story last year of South Hadley student Phoebe Prince’s suicide after months of relentless bullying could not easily forget it. That sad event focused public and legislative attention on the need to protect children in Massachusetts from bullying behavior.

Resident Sand Pile Pick-Up Notice

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I would like to remind the town residents that are coming into the DPW yard to pick up resident sand to use caution when entering and exiting the property. Over the last few years we have noticed an increase in the number of residents taking advantage of this service. People are driving too fast while entering & exiting our facility and there have been several close calls between our equipment and residents vehicles.

Educational Benefits of Neighborhood Schools

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Whenever a school district decides to change its grade configuration, it generates a lot of discussion in the community. The reasons for the proposed change vary by district but generally include some dialogue about the number of student transitions, effects on student achievement, enrollment growth or decline, social or economic factors, student transportation, parental involvement, opportunities for student interaction, and/or facilities. The most important question often gets lost in the debate: What grade configuration most benefits students?

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Come See Your Local Town Government in Action!

Watch the HCAM News video with Town Manager Norman Khumalo and his Operations Assistant Geri Holland as they preview the agenda for the January 25th Board of Selectmen's meeting.

Open Offices for the May 16, 2011 Town Election

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From the office of the Town Clerk, Ann Click:

2011 ELECTION CALENDAR
Last day to file nomination papers: Monday, March 28
Last day to object or withdraw: Wednesday, April 13
Last day to register to vote for Annual Town Meeting and Annual Town Election: Tuesday, April 12
Annual Town Meeting: Monday, May 2
Annual Town Election: Monday, May 16


Nomination forms are available in the Town Clerks Office.

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MLK Day of Giving Back A Success!

20 fleece scarves for the homeless, 108 Valentines for seniors and 86 pints of blood; these are just a few of the many achievements completed at Hopkinton’s 4th Annual MLK Day of Giving Back.

For the fourth year in a row, Hopkinton residents came together on Martiin Luther King Day to give back.

"We're joining thousands and thousands of youth and adults who are volunteering on this national day of service," said Committee Chair and MLK Day creator Linda Katz.

JIM MCGOVERN NAMED TO HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE, DEMOCRATIC WHIP TEAM

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U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) today announced that he will serve as a member on the House Agriculture Committee in the 112th Congress. He has also been appointed by Minority Whip Steny Hoyer as a Senior Whip.

Hopkinton Networkers Group Meets January 21

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The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be featured by our speaker, Stephen Balzac. The facilitator for this week will be Cheryl Harvey. We will devote the first hour, from 10 to 11 AM to the following agenda: Welcome, Landings, Announcements, New Member Intros, and Needs & Leads. Please arrive early, so we can make every effort to start on time. In the second hour, Steve will talk about "Interviewing For Success: How to Find, and Land, Your Dream Job."

"Awesome Pictures"

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Check out the photos taken by Mark Collins at Hopkinton's 4th Annual MLK Day of Giving Back! MLK Committee member Anne Mattinas says they are "awesome".

The photos by Mark and others submitted from a variety of attendees from the day's activity can be viewed at Scene in Hopkinton, HCAM's photo website.

Follow the links below or check out the new drop down menus under HCAM News. Enjoy!

Photos by Mark Collins at http://www.sceneinhopkinton.org/Other/MLK-Day-2011/15493967_U9JEu#116025...

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