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Project Just Because Needs Donations for Holiday

The holiday season is a busy time at Project Just Because. Volunteers are busy trying to fill requests from Hopkinton families for Thanksgiving meals, but are coming up short on special items such as turkey gift certificates and other favorites such as stuffing and cranberry sauce.

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Book Sale this Weekend at Library

The Hopkinton Friends of the Library will be holding their semi-annual book sale this weekend, just in time for the holiday season. Beginning at 10am, the sale will run until 4pm on Saturday, November 20 and again on Sunday, November 21 from 11am to 3pm.

On Saturday at 9am, there will be a special preview for Friends Members only. You can join or renew your membership at the door. Sunday is Bag Sale Day where you can fill a brown paper bag full of books for just $5.

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Powder Puff Football Tonight!

Hopkinton High School is hosting the 4th Annual Powder Puff Football Game. The Class of 2011 will take on the Class of 2012 in a flag football game where all the players are girls. Don't miss this exciting event!

WHEN: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 7PM.
WHERE: Hopkinton High School Football Stadium

Tickets are $5. For more information contact Diane Welch at [email protected]

To listen as Mike Torosian talks to two of the Junior girls about the upcoming match, watch the video below.

Hopkinton Needs Sidewalk Plan

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Chairman Joe Markey began the Planning Board’s discussion of sidewalks at their November 9th meeting by saying that Hopkinton doesn’t have a sidewalk plan, but that now would be an opportune time for the Planning Board to begin work on documenting priorities and preparing a plan. Although not directly responsible for sidewalk maintenance, the board frequently encounters sidewalk issues when reviewing and approving site plans.

One of the goals set by the Planning Board in July was to work with the Department of Public Works (DPW) to develop a comprehensive sidewalk plan.

Planning Begins for 2011 MLK Day of Giving Back

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Don’t miss the opportunity to take part in what has quickly become a tradition in Hopkinton. Mark your calendars now for Hopkinton’s Fourth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Giving Back on Monday, January 17. In 2008, 400 Hopkinton students, families and friends participated in this community wide day of giving back. In 2009, the number grew to over 700 participants, and organizers are hoping to top that number for 2011.

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Scouting for Food Stocks Food Pantry

The annual Scouting for Food drive took place on Saturday, November 13. Beginning at 10AM, local Boy and Girl Scouts began picking up the bags of food left by residents' mailboxes. By noon time, the first wave of drop-offs at the Project Just Because Hopkinton Food Pantry was well underway. According to Townwide Coordinator Jack Ryan, this year's event was a much better experience that last year when the food had to be collected in the rain.

Check out the HCAM News video taken at the food pantry on Saturday.

Let Keefe Tech Build Your Dream Home!

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Keefe Technical School in Framingham is now accepting applications for their 2011/2012 House Building Program.
Students from Keefe’s Carpentry, Electrical and Plumbing Programs will construct your dream home from the ground up!

Residents from Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton and Natick may apply if they own property or have an option to buy property.

Hopkinton's Library Site Now at Current Location

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There has been in change in the site selection for the proposed new library. According to Permanent Building Committee (PBC) Chairman John Ferrari, work on the schematic plans for the site behind Center School has been halted, and all remaining funds will be put towards schematic plans for a new library at the current location.

Highway Department Winter Parking Ban

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The DPW wishes to remind all Hopkinton residents of By-Laws pertaining to the parking of motor vehicles during the winter months.

Traffic Rules and Orders, Town of Hopkinton, Article lV, Section 8 “It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle, other than for an emergency, to park said vehicle on any street between the hours of 1:00am to 6:00am from November 15 through April 1.

Article X, Section 1 By-Laws Town of Hopkinton

Average Household Will Pay $8,000 in Taxes for FY2011

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The Board of Selectmen voted to keep a single tax rate for all classes of property for Fiscal Year 2011 at the Tax Classification Hearing held on November 9, 2010. The tax rate for Fiscal Year 2011 was set at $16.73, up from $15.76 from the previous year.

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