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Football Coaches Needed

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The Hopkinton Parks & Recreation is accepting coaching applications for the upcoming 2012 season in all divisions. The deadline for submission is Friday, June 15th, when all applications will be submitted to the board for approval and selections. Background checks and interviews are required.

Coaching applications can be downloaded from the handouts section of website or picked up during office hours at the Parks and Recreation office.

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Landman Resigns Effective June 30, 2012

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The Hopkinton School Committee and Dr. Jonathan Landman wish to announce that the School Committee is in receipt of the resignation of Dr. Landman as Superintendent of Schools, effective June 30th. Dr. Landman is grateful to have had the opportunity to work within this strong public school system with wonderful staff, students and community leaders who share his commitment to educational excellence, innovation, and the well-being of young people.

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Sign Up Begins for 1-to-1 Laptop Initiative for Incoming Freshman

For the past five years, teachers and administrators at Hopkinton High School have been laying the groundwork for the implementation of the 1-1 Laptop Initiative.

“In the world of computers and education today, we have been moving from a 5-1 ratio, five students to one computer, to a 1-1 ratio," says Technology Director Kathy Dooley. "And that's a standard that is published by the Department of Education in Massachusetts, and the guidelines are for that to happen in the 2014-2015 school year.

Retirement Reception for Ilene Silver

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The HPTA cordially invites community members, parents, and students to a retirement reception for Mrs. Ilene Silver in celebration of her nineteen years of dedicated service to Elmwood School.

The reception will take place on Tuesday, June 12 from 3 pm to 5 pm in the Elmwood School Library and light refreshments will be served.

Given Mrs. Silver’s nineteen years of dedicated service to the Hopkinton schools, and her personal commitment to ensuring Elmwood School students have access to the latest technology, we would like to purchase a technology item in her name.

D.A. Leone and Police Chief Flannery To Unveil Hopkinton’s New Drug Collection Unit

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New Drug Collection Unit Addresses the Dangers of Unused Prescription Drugs by
Offering Safe Disposal

WOBURN – On Wednesday, May 30, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry
Leone and Hopkinton Police Chief Richard Flannery will unveil Hopkinton’s new drug
collection unit, comprising one of the 29 units that the MDAO has funded to be installed
at police departments throughout Middlesex County.

The units provide a free, safe method to dispose of unused or expired prescription
medication. The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office purchased the units for the

Hillers Tie For TVL

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The Varsity Baseball team clinched a share of the Tri-Valley League title with a 9-0 win at Ashland on Wednesday, May 24. The Hillers have the opportunity to win the title outright with a victory at home over Holliston on Thursday. Senior Tim Moberg picked up his 5th win of the season, throwing six shutout innings and scattering four hits. Senior closer Connor Farrell pitched a scoreless 7th inning, lowering his ERA to 1.79 for the season. Mike Decina led the offense, going 4-4 with a double, while Alex Hulme, Ryan Sullivan, and Andrew McMillan all had two hits for the Hillers.

Epcot "Land Exhibit" Designer to Present at Water Fresh Farm

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Dr. Merle Jensen, designer of the hydroponic displays in the Land Exhibit at Epcot and consultant to Water Fresh Farm since its inception, will be speaking at Water Fresh Farm at 11am on Saturday, May 26th. The subject of his talk will be Hydroponic Growing, Past, Present, and Future, including projects that have brought fresh vegetables to the food deserts of the world, the new hydroponic greenhouse in the Antarctic and the work being done in the lab geared toward growing on the moon.

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Board of Selectmen Reorganize

Watch the video clip from the Tuesday, May 22 meeting of the Board of Selectmen as the board votes to reorganize. Ben Pallieko was nominated and voted as the new Chairman of the Board of Selectmen for the next 12 months by a vote of 4 to 1. All voted in favor except for Michelle Gates. John Mosher was nominated and voted in as Vice Chair.

Library System Software to Changeover on Memorial Day Weekend

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The Hopkinton Public Library, along with other neighboring libraries in the CW/MARS network, will be changing to an updated library system called the “Evergreen.” It means that the online library catalog that you use to search for library materials, check status of items and place holds will look and work a little bit differently. The new system is expected to be up and running by May 29, 2012.

To accommodate the switch, the library will close at 5 pm on Friday, May 25th and re-open on May 29th at 10 am.

Representative Dykema to Hold Office Hours

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Representative Carolyn Dykema will be holding office hours throughout the 8th Middlesex District in May.

Any resident who would like to speak with Representative Dykema and is unable to attend office hours should contact her office at (617) 722-2210 or email her aide at to set up a personal appointment.

Monday May 21st, 8 – 9am
The Holliston Grill
802 Washington Street
Holliston, MA 01746

Tuesday May 29th, 8 – 9am
The Golden Spoon
85 West Main Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748


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