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Hopkinton Scouts Learn about Citizenship

At a recent Pack meeting for Hopkinton's Scout Pack 4, local scouts got together to make care packages for soldiers overseas, sample some Meals Ready to Eat (MRE) and listen to resident Ted Hoyt talk about his exeriece as a Green beret.

"What we're really trying to do is teach them about citizenship at two different levels," said Scout Master Bob Murchie.

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Fuel Assistance Applications Being Accepted

Applications are now being accepted for fuel assistance. Sponsored by the South Middlesex Opportunity Center (SMOC), eligible households in over 37 communities receive assistance paid directly to their heating vendor. The program is designed to help low-income people afford the cost of heat in the winter months.

In Hopkinton, the fuel assistance program is administered by the Outreach Coordinators at the Senior Center, although the program is open to all residents and not just seniors. Eligibility is determined based on gross annual income and family size.

Daniel Patrick Hanlon, 47

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Daniel Patrick Hanlon, 47, of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, passed away unexpectedly on November 20, 2010. Born in Merrillville, Indiana on February 27, 1963, Dan was the beloved son of the late Nancy and Lawrence Hanlon. Dan is survived by his wife, Maggie, their son Barrett, and their daughters Morgan and Jenna. He is the brother of Therese Handley (Marty), the late Kathy Smolen (Larry), Larry (Liz), Matt (Lisa) and Stephanie Santa (Mike) and many nieces and nephews.

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BOS Meeting Preview

The Board of Selectmen's next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 23 at 6:30PM at Town Hall. Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Operations Assistant Geri Holland provide a sneak preview of the agenda.

Boy Scout Christmas Tree Sale Starts this Weekend

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Hopkinton Boy Scout Troup 1 is selling fresh cut Christmas trees again this year. The tree lot behind Colella's Supermarket opens the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 26th at noon. The trees are traditional and fragrant select Balsam Fir and the dark greeen, sturdy-branched Fraser Fir.

The scouts will be selling trees until they are gone. Hours are listed below:

Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4PM to 8PM
Fridays from 4PM to 9PM
Saturdays from 8AM to 9PM
Sundays from 8:30AM to 6PM

Selectmen Set Budget Guidelines for FY2012

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The Board of Selectmen, in consultation with Town Manager Norman Khumalo, agreed on budget guidelines for FY2012 after a lengthy discussion at their November 9th meeting. The message for FY2012 is clear; 1) level funded operational expenses at FY2011 dollars, 2) additional increases in fixed costs to be funded through the tax levy subject to the maximum levy not to exceed Prop 2.5 plus the excess levy capacity of approximately $900,000 over a two year period.

Snappy Dogs Closes for Winter

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The Snappy Dogs hot dog stand, located in the parking lot of Colella's Supermarket will be closing for the winter. Saturday, November 20th will be the last day for hot dog lovers to get their fill. Owners Lisa Volpe Hachey and Teresa Boyce say they are thankful for all their loyal customers and look forward to their return again in April when they will re-open for the season.

New Committees Formed to Manage Downtown Improvements and Town Buildings

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Two new committees, the Downtown Initiative Steering Committee and the Town Buildings Study Committee have been established by Town Manager Norman Khumalo to aid with the planning and ultimate completion of improvements to the downtown area.

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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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