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Survey Results Provide No Clear Cut Option for Center School

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The School Committee met jointly with the Board of Selectmen on Wednesday, January 4, to present the results from the Elementary School Building Survey. Out of the seven hypothetical solutions presented in the survey, no one option emerged as a clear winner, but the option to expand at the Elmwood location and to renovate and expand the existing location at Center School were the two options that appeared to have the most community support. What did come through clearly was the lack of support for any form of districting.

New Hopkinton Public School Website Unveiled

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A new Hopkinton Public Schools web site was unveiled at the school committee meeting on January 5, 2012. The site will be open for community feedback until Feb 4, 2011 and will go live on Feb 4, 2011.

The visit the preview site, Click Here.

To provide feedback, click on the feedback form located on the District Announcements tab, provide your name, email address and your feedback.

Planning Board to Discuss By-Law Changes

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The Planning Board will discuss proposed modifications to the Site Plan Review and Off-Street Parking Regulations By-Laws at their next meeting on Monday, January 9th. As usual, the meeting will take place in Room 211 in Town Hall beginning at 7:30pm.

The detailed agenda is attached below.

To see the proposed changes to the town’s Site Plan Review zoning By-Law Click Here.

Teenage Life and Culture in China at the Library

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On Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at 7pm Chinese Language Teacher Wang Xiaona will speak about teenage life and culture in China at the Hopkinton Public Library. Included in her presentation will be descriptions of what school is like in China, as well as the life of parents and teachers.

Wang Xiaona comes to Hopkinton through the Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP), a program which brings teachers from China and Egypt to teach Chinese and Arabic at elementary and secondary schools in the United States for an academic year.

Varsity Hockey

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The Hiller Varsity Hockey team, fell to Medway last night 3-1 in Franklin. The lone Hiller goal was scored by Eric Guilmette. Bill Elder was outstanding in net stopping 40 shots. The Hillers take on Dover-Sherborn Saturday at 1pm at the Navin rink in Marlboro.

Hopkinton Public Library Foundation Formed to Support Library Expansion - First Fundraiser Jan. 22

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Founded in September of 2011, the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation announced today that it is the newly formed non-profit entity designed to support the Hopkinton Public Library. As stated in a press release dated January 4, 2012, the Foundation will spearhead efforts to raise private funds for the expansion and state-of-the-art renovation of the library, pending the receipt of a Library Construction Grant from the state and the subsequent approval from the Town of Hopkinton.

Senator Spilka & The College Board to Host Info Session

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Senator Karen Spilka, Dee Dee Edmondson, the Director of State Government Relations for the New England Region, The College Board, and additional representatives from The College Board will host an information session on college and financial aid resources for students and their families on Monday, January 9, 2012 at 6pm in the Medway High School auditorium, located at 88 Summer Street, Medway, MA.

The session is designed to provide information and resources to help parents and students prepare for the college application and financial aid process. Topics to be covered include:

    beFree! Bonfire Comedy Night

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    The beFREE! Project and St. John's Church are co-sponsoring an alternative social event for high school teens featuring Comedian Michael Petit, who has appeared on Comedy Central and E's Talk Soup. He is a master of impressions and laugh out loud comedy!

    WHEN: Saturday, January 7, 2012 from 7pm - 10pm (Doors close at 8pm)
    WHERE: St. John's Church

    $5 admission includes refreshments

    JV hockey

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    The Hiller JV hockey team skated to a 2-2 tie against Northbridge. Brady Farley and Brandon Carty had goals. Ryan Cunniff had an assist. Tim Montgomery was outstanding in goal making several highlight reel saves.

    The Varsity takes on Medway Thursday night in Franklin @ 8:30 PM

    Follow Hiller hockey on Twitter @hillerhockey

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    Meet Courtney Taylor

    "Ah yes, come in, come in. The night is cold. Please, come sit by the fire.....

    Those are the opening lines of the story "Children of the Stars" written by Courtney Taylor. Courtney is an aspiring writer, a girl who likes to wear hats and the newest intern at HCAM.

    Courtney came to HCAM from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts where she majored in English Communications with a concentration in creative writing, but her writing days began much earlier than that.


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