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Give Blood and Give Back on January 16th

The annual Red Cross Blood Drive held in Hopkinton on Martin Luther King Day is one way residents can celebrate the day and give back to the community. As part of the MLK Day of Giving Back, students will be volunteering at the Hopkinton Middle School on January 16, from 10am to 3pm.
Listen to beFree members Catie Kelley and Jess Martel as they invite you to donate blood and give back to Hopkinton on the 5th annual MLK Day of Giving Back.

When: Monday, January 16, 2012
Where: Hopkinton Middle School
Time: 10am to 3pm

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Get Ready for Hopkinton's Martin Luther King Day of Giving Back

Monday, January 16, 2012 is Hopkinton's 5th Annual Martin Luther King Day of Giving Back. To learn how you can participate and give back, watch the HCAM News video with this year's event organizer, Margie Wiggin.

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The Book Room at Hopkins School

A small room full of books is now the center of the guided reading program at Hopkins School. The Book Room opened on October 24, 2011 and is filled with over 2,000 books, both fiction and non-fiction, that are categorized by genre and the level of challenge they offer children as they are developing their reading skills.

"They have gotten so excited about guided reading, " said Jen Keeler, a 4th grade teacher at Hopkins.

Public Meeting on Recreational Land at Legacy Farms

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The Hopkinton Parks and Recreation Commission will be holding a Public Meeting on January 23rd, 2012. The meeting will take place in Town Hall room 215 (Selectmen’s Hearing Room) at 7:30PM to 8:30PM to present to the residents a design for the 19 acres of land known as the East Main Street Recreation Area (Legacy Farms).

"We already had a public hearing for ideas," said Parks and Recreation Director Mike Preite. "Now the ideas are formulated, we will be discussing the plan."

Senator Spilka Supports Employment Rights Bill for Victims of Domestic Violence

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BOSTON – The Senate on Thursday passed legislation establishing new employment rights for victims of domestic violence that will help victims keep their jobs and increase long-term economic productivity, Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) announced today. The vote was 34-0. The bill has wide support from advocacy organizations and the business community.

Hiller Hockey

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The Varsity Hockey team lost a heartbreaker to rival Ashland last night 3-2. The Hillers jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a great face-off play, with Ian Murphy winning the draw back to Eric Guilmette. Guilmette who fired home a lazer to beat the Ashland goalie. With the score tied 1-1, Freshman Jordan Carroll made a great feed from behind the net and Murphy fired the puck home to put the Hillers up 2-1. After killing off the first penalty of a 5-3 situation, Ashland was able to tie the game on the powerplay. The action went back and forth with both teams coming close.

Photos: Hopkinton V. Norton Today at the Athletic Center

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Photos from today's track meet against Norton are now available at Scene in Hopkinton.

To see results, visit the Hiller Track website.

Hopkinton Democrats are CALLED TO CAUCUS!!

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Iowa isn't the only place with caucuses! Local political caucuses are a little appreciated but very important part of the Massachusetts electoral process. Saturday February 11th will be the first chance for registered Democrats in Hopkinton to support the US Senate candidate of their choice.

The caucus will elect delegates to the Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. Those delegates will, in turn, vote at the convention to endorse, and possibly nominate, a US Senate candidate. The candidates currently in the race are:

  • Marisa DeFranco
  • Jim King

Kick-off MLK Day with a Community Song-Circle

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On Sunday evening from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. the Hopkinton Public Library and the Hopkinton Youth Commission will host a community song-circle to help kick-off Hopkinton's "Martin Luther King-Day of Giving Back." This event is a free concert of music for the community, all ages welcome. The performance line-up will consist of 10 local and Boston-area singer-songwriters who will perform two songs each on topics related to peace, love, justice etc. to help pay tribute to Martin Luther King. The MLK song circle will take place at Hopkinton Public Library located at 13 Main Street inn Hopkinton.

Alice (Robinson) Slack Palmer

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Alice (Robinson) Slack Palmer of Hopkinton, born Mar 1, 1922, passed Jan 9, 2012 from natural causes. She was the wife of William Charles Palmer
II, and is survived by four sons, William Palmer III, Tracy Palmer with wife Deborah, Edward Palmer with wife Angela, Christopher Palmer and Joyce
Pimental and two daughters, Katherine Thompson with husband Wayne, Roxanne Lareau with husband Michel, and twelve grandchildren, Heather, Erin, Jason, Gabriel, Ellen, Melissa, Beckey, Adam, Brian, Jenna, Christopher and Spencer, and thirteen great grand children, as well as siblings

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