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Selectmen Receive Update on Library Project

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The Hopkinton Board of Selectmen received an update pertaining to the proposed site for a new town library at last evenings meeting. Laura Barry, a temporary member of the Permanent Building committee said at this point the committee is proceeding to a schematic design.
“A public meeting is scheduled for October 28 at the fire station’s community meeting room.” “The selectmen and the general public are encouraged to attend and look at the design of the new library and give comments.” said Barry.

ESL’s Open Mic to Feature Janet Feld on Nov. 6

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Folk singer and songwriter Janet Feld will be the featured artist at ESL’s Open Mic Night on Saturday, November 6 with host Barbara Kessler. Feld has been performing her original songs on the coffeehouse circuit since 1986 and teaching music to people of all ages since 1988. Feld is returning to ESL’s Open Mic after sharing some of her heartfelt and humorous songs there last spring.

Historical Society Harvest Supper & Auction Nov. 12

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The Hopkinton Historical Society will host a Harvst Supper and Silent Auction on November 12 from 5pm to 9pm at St. John's Parish Hall on Church Street on November 12.

Absentee Ballots Due by Nov. 1

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Absentee ballots are now available at the Town Clerk's office and must be returned to the Clerk's office by noon on Monday, November 1.

Residents wishing to vote by absentee ballot in the upcoming State Election on November 2, can contact the Town Clerk's office for more information at 508-497-9710 or

Office hours are M,W,TH, F from 8am to 4pm.
Tuesdays from 8am to 7pm.

14th Annual Pumpkin Prom a Success

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The 14th annual Pumpkin Prom, a father and daughter dance sponsored by the Hopkinton Lions Club and the Hopkinton High School Leos Club, took place last night at thte Middle School gyn. Hopkinton girls in kindergarten through fifth grade and their dads enjoyed a night of music, dancing and refreshments.

All proceeds from the dancce will be donated to local organizations and charities and Massachusetts Lions Eye Research.

3rd Congressional Candidate Debate Tonight at 8PM

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Don't miss the Hopkinton Independent sponsored Candidate Debate for the 3rd Congressional District Candidates LIVE tonight at the HCAM Studio at 8PM. In addition to our LIVE broadcast on Comcast Channel 8 and Verizon Channel 30, the debate will also be streamling live on our website LImited seating is available in the studio.

ESL Performs "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown"

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A few dozen local trick-or-treaters got a jump on Halloween this season. Dressed in their costumes, the young goblins and witches watched performances of the classic “It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” at Weston Nurseries last weekend, October 23rd and 24th. Presented by Enter Stage Left Theater (ESL), the 20 minute show, presented 4 times daily, recreated all the fun and anticipation as the Peanuts gang got ready to celebrate Halloween.

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Board of Selectmen Meeting Preview

The next meeting of the Board of Selectmen is Tuesday, October 26. Listen to Town Manager Norman Khumalo and his Operations Assistant Geri Holland as they preview the agenda for that night.

“Honoring the Spirit” Unveiled

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The first thing I knew that I had to do was to talk to them,” said painter Dustin Neece, at the moving ceremony held last night at the First Congregational Church, where his painting , “Honoring the Spirit”, was unveiled. The painting was inspired by the tale of seven Marines, all with Hopkinton ties, who fought in the battle of Iwo Jima and returned home.

Neece said he was approached a year ago to paint a portrait to honor these men.

“They opened up, they shared stories, stories that people hadn’t heard before,” said Neece. “This is my way of saying thank you.”

Student-Athlete Workshop Scheduled for October 25

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Coach Tom Lamb, former Athletic Director for Natick High School, Division I, Division III college coach, and athletic recruiting expert, will present a workshop for high school student athletes. If your student is considering playing varsity sports at the DI, DII, or DIII level, this workshop is a must!

Parents and students are encouraged to attend. Topics to be covered include:

How to get Noticed by Coaches
Impact on Financial Aid
Do's and Don'ts
NCAA Rules & Requirements
How Athletics affect Admissions
Parents Roles
Questions to ask College Coaches


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