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Weather Trends in Hopkinton: January 7th - January 14th

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According to the DPW weather station, the highest temperature reached in Hopkinton January 7th through January 14th was 62.8 degrees, the lowest was -4.9 degrees. Average temperature during the month in Hopkinton was 29.8 degrees. Humidity was at an average of 68.5%, the peak was 97% while the lowest was 29%. Wind Speed averaged 3.3 MPH, while reaching a high of 16 MPH. Precipitation accumulated 1.26 inches last week in Hopkinton. You can see all the averages for Hopkinton below and be on the lookout for future weather updates in Hopkinton.

Redesigned Hopkinton Website Preview Now Available at Hopkinton Public Library

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The Town of Hopkinton, MA has launched a newly designed pilot website. The website  preview is currently available on public use computers at the Hopkinton Public Library,  located at 13 Main Street. Soon - the site will be launched so that it’s accessible from  everywhere.  

Benjamin James “BJ” Tomlin, 43 Arrangements Complete

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Benjamin James “BJ” Tomlin, 43, of Grafton and formerly of Hopkinton, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Born in Framingham, he was the son of Frances Ann (McGrath) and Benjamin Porter Tomlin of Ft. Myers, FL.

BJ worked as a retail merchandiser for Acosta. He loved Nascar, the Boston Bruins, reading, and playing trivial pursuit.

Video: Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2018

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The Hopkinton Youth Commission hosted the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday. The slogan of the event is "lets make it a day on, not off" and focuses on giving back to the community, helping those in need and celebrating diversity. Events during the day included African-American storyteller, Valerie Tutson, a Mindfulness workshop with a former Buddahist Monk, Seth Monk, Guest Speaker, Tazwar Ferdous (founder of the Hopkinton High School Diversity Club) as well as numerous activities to help charitable organization and those in need.

Library events CANCELLED January 17

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Due to the predicted snow event, library events scheduled for Wednesday, January 17 have been cancelled. Watch our website for information on rescheduling.

If the library closes due to snow, information will be posted on our website and social media pages (links below). The library will close if the Town closes.

The Lion King JR. at Hopkinton Middle School

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Has the winter weather got your kids feeling a bit "caged up?" Do they yearn to roam free like, I don't know, wild animals on the African savanna?

If so, we've got just the fix: Bring your pride to see The Lion King JR. at the Hopkinton Middle School!

The African savanna comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.

AFC Divisional Playoff Preview

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The journey begins here! The New England Patriots will play the Tennessee Titans today at 8:15pm. The Patriots, as they have done throughout their storied dynasty, have gotten a first round bye and will have home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Even though they were on a bye, there has been a lot of talk of the Patriots in the media specifically surrounding QB Tom Brady and Head Coach Bill Belichick. While some pundits are speculating that this might be the end of this power duo, no one does it better than the Patriots in blocking out the media and focusing on the task at hand.

Benjamin James “BJ” Tomlin, 43

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Benjamin James “BJ” Tomlin, 43, of Grafton and formerly Hopkinton, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Born in Framingham, he was the son of Frances Ann (McGrath) and Benjamin Porter Tomlin of Ft. Myers, FL.

Mr. Tomlin’s obituary and arrangements are pending at this time and are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.

School Committee Approves Superintendent Contract

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At their meeting on January 11, 2018, the School Committee approved the contract for the next Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Carol Cavanaugh. Dr. Cavanaugh and the School Committee have agreed to a three year contract with a salary of $180,000, and terms similar to Dr. MacLeod's current contract.
Dr. Cavanaugh will officially assume her duties on July 1, 2018, and will work closely with Dr. MacLeod and the School Committee to ensure a smooth and seamless transition.

TVL Basketball Update 1-12-2018

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Chances are that we’ll look back at January 12 as the day the Tri Valley League boys basketball season truly began. Nearly everything up to this point could be considered preseason, as even though most teams have gotten through nearly half of their league schedules, only one TVL team, Millis, finds itself more than two games out of first place. To add to the intrigue, all five league contests pit a Large division team against a Small division team, with Westwood being the only Large school going on the road.

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