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Friends Pledge $15,000 for the Renovation and Expansion of Hopkinton Public Library

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Fundraising for the Library received yet another exciting boost from the Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library prior to the Library funding vote at the May 5 Town Meeting and the May 19 Town Election. The Friends have pledged to give $15,000 over the next three years to renovate and expand the Library, in addition to their $5,000 gift and naming of the Staff Room. With this generous pledge, the Friends have donated $20,000 to the renovation and expansion project.

Lori Nickerson Candidate Statement

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Three superintendents in three years; Hopkinton’s schools have seen more than their share of instability. What could have been done by the School Committee to prepare for the planned and unplanned changes? Succession planning for both teachers and administrators should be an integral part of the school district’s Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan has not been formally updated since 2009 and that has left some gaping holes in terms of priorities.

Today's Tips For Parents

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Convert Short-term Memory Into Long-term Learning

With final exams coming up, your teen will have to recall a lot of information. Good recall is not simply a gift. It can be learned and improved through practice, and finding what works best for your teen.
The key to good recall is moving a piece of information from short-term memory (which lasts a few moments) to long-term memory (which lasts months or years).

Encourage your teen to use the ideas below that most appeal to her. Such as:

Hopkinton Dems Meet May 15

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The May meeting of the Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee will be on Thursday 5/15 at 7pm at the Hopkinton Fire Department on Main St.

Our guest speaker at this meeting will be Lee Ketelsen of MoveToAmend.org. Move To Amend is proposing that we amend the US Constitution to overturn Supreme Court decisions the Citizen's United case in order to reduce the influence of money in elections.

All are welcome to join us for the presentation and the subsequent discussion.

Linda Jean Hilditch,51

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Linda Jean Hilditch,51, of Austin, TX, formerly of Hopkinton, MA died on April 23, 2014 after a long illness. She was the daughter of Patricia Harrington Byrne of Hopkinton and the late Thomas Hilditch, Jr. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband Robert Miller, her sisters, Donna Luckret, Deborah Hilditch, Patricia Alexander, her late brother, Thomas Hilditch, her aunt Jean Harrington and Uncle William Harrington,nieces and nephews and many cousins.

Editorial: Supporting the Library

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We are excited to be writing to encourage residents to support the long planned and much-needed expansion and renovation of Hopkinton Public Library at the Annual Town Meeting on May 5 and the Town Election on May 19. With your vote and those of your fellow residents, the library project will move forward and Hopkinton can expect to open the doors to a state-of-the art library in December 2016!

Editorial: Supporting Lori Nickerson

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We are writing in support of Lori Nickerson for School Committee.

Editorial: Supporting Lori Nickerson

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We moved to Hopkinton nearly four years ago with a goal of becoming more involved in our community and building long-lasting friendships for our family. As our young children grow and look forward to reaching school-age, we have become more involved in watching and participating in School Committee meetings as well as learning about town politics. It can be a mystery to newcomers to learn the intricacies of town government, but one thing we have already learned is that choosing the right people for School Committee is vitally important.

On May 10th, Musical event and auction to fund the Saint John the Evangelist Youth Group’s mission trip to Gulfport, Mississippi

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On May 10th, there will be a musical event and auction to fund the Saint John the Evangelist Youth Group’s mission trip to Gulfport, Mississippi to continue relief for Hurricane Katrina. The event, “Mississippi Blues”, will be hosted by the youth group and its leaders, and will take place at St. John’s Parish Center at 7:00 pm. Music will be provided by Steve Spector and friends.

Michael Tougias to Present The Coast Guard’s Most Daring Rescue & Leadership Lessons Learned

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May 20th 7pm at Hopkinton High School Auditorium
Author Michael Tougias will give a slide presentation on his new book The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue. The Disney Corporation is making a movie based on the book. Tougias will also share the leadership lessons from this event that can help all of us in our decision-making. The program is part of Hopkinton’s “Desire to Inspire” community-wide initiative.

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