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Join the History Book Club at the Library

The History Book Club, run by Adult Services Librarian Susan Marshall, meets once a month at the library and gives patrons the opportunity to discuss books about a particular historical figure and/or event. This month's topic was all about the Boston Marathon. Participants had the option to read a handful of marathon related books, including "Running With Pheidippides: Stylianos Kyriakides, the Miracle Marathoner", which chronicles the Greek runner's journey of competing in the Boston Marathon to uplift the spirits of his war-torn country.

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Hiller Cheerleaders Get Ready for Nationals

Just two days before they leave for Florida to compete in Nationals, the Hillers Cheerleaders got in one final practice. Junior Katherine Sheridan, who was with the team when they last went to nationals believes the secret to the Hillers success, especially for those who haven't competed in nationals before, is to stay relaxed and let their hard work and training shine through.

In order to go to Florida the girls had to raise $18,000, which they achieved by coordinating various community fundraisers.

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Hopkinton 3rd Best in Town Report Contest

John Robertson, Director of the Legislative Division of the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) was present at the Board of Selectmen's meeting on Tuesday, March 20, to recognize Hopkinton for its Town Report. Hopkinton’s 2010 Town Report was the 3rd best in the MMA Town Report contest for town’s with a population of 12,500 plus. Watch the clip from the meeting to see the presentation.

Katherine N. Clooney, 69

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Katherine N. Clooney, 69, died Tuesday March 21, 2012 at home after a long illness. She was the wife of Michael Clooney, to whom she was married for 42 years. Born in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late Cornelius J. and Nora (Hines) Sullivan.

Prohibited Parking on Marathon Day

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The Board of Selectmen approved Police Chief Flannery’s request at it's March 20, 2012 meeting to prohibit parking motor vehicles or trailers on all public ways in the Town of Hopkinton from 5:00 AM until 1:00 PM on the day of the Boston Marathon, April 16 2012, unless the vehicles have a permit issued by the Police Department. The prohibition will be enforced only on public ways critical to supporting the start of the race.

Sergeant Joseph Bennett Completes First Line Supervisor Training

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The Justice System Training and Research Institute at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I., in partnership with the New England Association of Chiefs of Police, recently recognized Sergeant Joseph Bennett of the Hopkinton, MA Police Department
for the successful completion of the “Command Training Series: First Line Supervisor Course,”a two-week comprehensive training program for police supervisory personnel.

The Luck 'o the Senior Center!

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All Things Senior Center
A BELATED Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you!

St. Patrick’s Day arrived at the Senior Center last week with a Lot ‘o Green and a Lot ‘o Corned Beef and Cabbage! Just about everyone was wearing green to celebrate the day and people were in a real festive mood--greeting each other with “Top o’ the mornin’ to you!”

It's Official: Marty Lamb Announces Candidacy for State Representative

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Republican Marty Lamb formally announced his candidacy for State Representative on Tuesday, March 20.

North Street Closure

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Please be advised that the Water Department will berepairing a water main in the vicinity of #5 North Street, on Wednesday, March21st. The work will begin at 9:00 AM after the school buses have completed their pickups. Due to the narrow width of the road and the water main location, it will be necessary to close the road at this location and vehicles will not be able to pass.

HPTA Fun Family Event and Children's Gallery on Saturday

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Join the HPTA at the Fun Family Event on Saturday, March 24 from 12-4pm in the Hopkins Gym and Cafetorium! In addition to the highly sought after baskets, there will be a variety of activities including Lazer Tag, an inflatable Bouncy House, Obstacle Course and Slide. Fun free activities include face painting by the Vineyard Church, crafts with Whitehall Farm Studios and performances and balloon characters by Flippo the Clown. There will be free (while supplies last) coffee and hot chocolate from Starbucks and a Cold Stone Creamery ice cream sundae bar.

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