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Communiteen Clothing Drive Ongoing Through December 14

This winter, Middle School students are lending a helping hand to others less fortunate than them. As part of the after school club CommuniTeen, students helped organize a clothing drive to collect new or gently used winter apparel for families in need. Clothes collected from the drive will go to support Project Just Because's "Keep a Family Warm Project". The drive will be ongoing until December 14th and items can be dropped off in the collection box located in the main lobby at the Middle School.

With about 20 members in the club, the goal of CommuniTeen is to give students a chance to make a difference, not only in Hopkinton, but throughout the world. During meetings, students discuss ideas of how they can help the community as well as promote ongoing fundraisers. And it's the idea of giving back that resonates with the students.

Each month, CommuniTeen works on a new project. They recently organized a fundraiser which raised over $700 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. And currently, the club is brainstorming ideas for how to participate in the annual MLK Day of Giving Back.

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Veterans Breakfast Needs Sponsors

On the first Friday of every month, local veterans gather at the Senior Center for the Vets Breakfast. Typically, the event is sponsored by a person or organization. And for the past few years, there has been a sponsor for almost every breakfast. However currently, the Senior Center has no sponsors for any breakfasts going forward, including this month's event. The December breakfast falls on the 7th, which also marks the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

To sponsor this special breakfast, or any other one going forward, contact Assistant Director Sally Almy at 508-497-9730 or at The cost to sponsor a breakfast is $120. Breakfasts can also be co-sponsored in order to split the cost. .

Events at the Library

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The Hopkinton Public Library has some great programs coming up. Be sure to mark your calendars so as not to miss them and share this list with others.

K-9 Unit Searches High School - No Contraband or Illegal Substances Found

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This morning, contraband seeking dogs did a sweep of areas of the Hopkinton High School building looking for illegal substances. One K-9 unit from Middlesex county was involved. The search included approximately 10 classrooms and students were not present in the classrooms during the search. Class remained in session and teaching activities continued during the approximately 45 minutes while the search was taking place. The dogs did not interact with any students during the search.

Selectmen Vote to Keep Single Tax Rate

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At the Tax Classification Public Hearing on Tuesday, November 20, the Board of Selectmen voted to keep a single tax rate for all property classes for Fiscal Year 2013 (FY2013). The decision was made after a presentation by Principal Assessor Robert Bushway.

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Holiday Plans

Tis the season! And for the eighth year, the library will be getting into the spirit with its holiday program. The festivities, which will include storytelling and singing, begin at 2:45pm on December 1st. Watch the HCAM News video for more details.

After the show, walk down the street to the common for caroling on the common sponsored by Parks and Recreation and the Girl Scouts. The annual event starts at 4pm and features carol singing, a visit from Santa, and culminates with the lighting of the tree.

Center School Principal Resigns

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Center School Principal Dr. Christopher Kennedy announced his resignation today effective January 2013.

Hopkinton Drug Holiday Open House

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Hopkinton Drug will celebrate its 24th Annual Holiday Open House on Saturday December 1 and Sunday December 2 from 10AM to 3PM. There will be fun events for the entire family including children's crafts & face painting with Olga of Noah's Art, a scavenger hunt, door prizes,raffles and food tastings. Santa will visit from 11-3PM on both days and pictures with Santa will be available, but be sure to bring your own camera.

Entertainment will be provided throughout the day.

Charles T. Dever, 73

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Charles T. Dever, 73, of Hopkinton, passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at the Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Anna and Dennis Dever. He was the husband of Beverly A. (Connolly) Dever of Hopkinton.

A Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War, Charles was a member of the Local 537 Pipe Fitters Union as well as the American Legion.

Special Town Meeting: Tonight at 7PM - Middle School

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Selectmen voted at their November 13th meeting to support and recommend all three warrant articles for the Special Town Meeting scheduled for Monday, November 26. The three articles going before voters are:

1) the Elmwood School Roof Replacement with a price tag of $1.1 million,
2) the Elm Street Sewer Extension for $220,000 and,
3) the Grove Street-Main Street Parcel Acquisition, a 206 square foot piece of landed gifted to the town by the Colella family.


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