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Hiller Hockey

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The Hiller hockey program almost had it's second straight last period comeback in a week. After the Varsity scored 3 goals in the third against Milford to earn the tie, the JV's were looking to equal the task. Falling behind 2-0, Dan Delaney made a great end to end rush and finished it off with a great pass to Alex Juffras who buried it to put the Hillers on the board. Down 3-1to Ashland in the last period, the sustained fore check made for several chances. With the goalie pulled the Hiller attack again scored as Juffras netted his second of the night from Ryan Cunniff and Will Lindon.

Boys and Girls Track Goes to 7-0 against Holliston

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Another win for the Boys and Girls Track teams today in an away meet against Holliston. For the boys, Tim Bolick took first place in the 600M with a finish time of 1:31.8 and the boys swept the dash with Jack Lampert (5.3), Tim Jenis (5.4) and Aaron Johnson (5.5). The final score was Hopkinton 60, Holliston 26.

In the girls meet, Hopkinton beat Holliston by a score of 54-32. First, second and third place in the hurdles went to the Hillers with Kaylin Albanese coming in first (7.2) followed by Beidleman (7.3) and Belisle (7.5).

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Local Authors Visit the Hopkinton Public Library

For children of all ages, January 15th was a special day as two authors came to the library to read and talk about their books. Instead of the usual morning story time with a book read by Children's Librarian Denise Kofron, Hopkinton resident, and author of the story "Can't Get Me!" Lisa MacDonald read her book to the children. The story focuses on teaching kids about germs in a concrete way.

"Can't Get Me!" is MacDonald's first book and she based the characters on her own children. She hopes that the book provides parents a tool to teach their children about the importance of hand washing and covering their coughs.

To make the message stick, the kids made their own foam germs after the book reading to hang up in their homes.

And in the afternoon, the book club also got a chance to interact with a professional author. Southborough resident Susan Lubner was on hand to read and discuss her book "The Upside of Ordinary". The story, Lubner's first chapter book, focuses on a girl named Jermaine who wants to become famous by creating a reality television show.

As part of the discussion, Lubner talked about how most of her story ideas come from real life or everyday experiences. Her inspiration for "The Upside of Ordinary" came from overhearing a reality show that her daughters were watching.

Although Lubner doesn't set out with a message in mind when she writes, she says that the theme of the pros and cons of being famous developed organically with the story, which also served as the basis for the book group's discussion.

After the discussion, the group created their own "self-reality" posters of things and ideas that represented them.

Both MacDonald and Lubner hope that they inspired some of those in attendance to one day become writers themselves. Their advice to future authors is to practice and to not be afraid of sharing their ideas.

Both "Can't Get Me!" and "The Upside of Ordinary" are available at the library or can be purchased at Barnes and Noble or

Scale Model of Hoyt Statue on Display in Library

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A scale model of the life-size bronze sculpture of Rick and Dick Hoyt that will be installed in front of Center School in April is currently on display at the Hopkinton Public Library. The display will give fans and supporters of the Hoyts an idea of how impressive the sculpture will be when it is unveiled on April 8, 2013, prior to the running of the 117th Boston Marathon.

"The Library is quite honored to display this dramatic work of art and we welcome you to stop by to see the maquette," said Library Director Rownak Hussain.

John A. "Jack" McKenzie, 75

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John A. "Jack" McKenzie, 75, died Monday, January 21, 2013 in Worcester. He was the husband of Ann (Hession) McKenzie, to whom he was married for 49 years. Born in Waltham, he was the son of the late Alexander and Mary (O'Brien) McKenzie. He was a 1956 graduate of Waltham High School and served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. He was employed as a master plumber and was a member of the Local 12 Plumbers and Gas Fitters Union.

Sidewalk Survey: Planning Board Wants Your Input

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Where do you want to walk, and can you do it safely now?

The Planning Board is working on an update to the 2007 Hopkinton Master Plan and needs your help. The Board will be including a new section that recommends priority locations for new sidewalks, to improve pedestrian mobility and safety, and would like specific input from residents as to where sidewalks are needed.

To provide input, please use this online form.

Vets Breakfast Friday February 1st

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From Hank Allessio:

The Senior Center mess hall will serve a special breakfast for Veterans on Friday, 1 February 2013, at or before 0900 hours. The menu is highlighted by chipped beef. For those on delicate diets, the beef is optional; there's lots of other good chow: eggs, bacon, hash, home fries, biscuits, and plenty of coffee. Invite your friends who don't receive this email.

Team Hoyt Book Signing This Weekend

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Are you one of those people who have watched Team Hoyt every year in the Boston Marathon and always hoped to be able to meet them? Well, now is your chance. On Saturday, January 26, 2013, from 11:30AM to 1:30PM, Dick and Rick Hoyt will be at Colella's Supermarket in Hopkinton for a book signing. Three books about the Hoyts will be available for sale:

Hiller Hockey, Hopkinton 4, Milford 4

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The Hiller Hockey team showed a tremendous amount of heart yesterday, storming back from a 4-1 deficit starting the 3 period to earn a 4-4 tie with Milford. Falling behind on the first shift of the game, the team was us up and down for the first period and half, before turning on the pressure late in the second. The intensity ratcheted up in the third as the Hillers capitalized on 3 power plays to help earn the tie. Danny Johnson had 2 goals from the point, while defenseman Matt Decina also added one of his own.

Downtown Corridor Project Gets Another Review

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On Thursday morning, January 17, Town Manager Norman Khumalo, along with Town Engineer Dave Daltorio and Director of Land Use, Planning and Permitting Elaine Lazarus, presented the latest iteration of the downtown plan, recommend by the Downtown Initiative Steering Committee (DISC), to the public, in preparation for its submittal to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).


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