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Video Segment: Hopkinton Public Library Celebrates 120th Birthday

The Hopkinton Library enjoyed cake, music by Fuze and also cupcake decorating and a magician for the kids as they celebrated their 120th birthday. Director Rownak Hussain talked about the event. "We worked with the 300th anniversary to coincide with their kickoff weekend...120 years we have been in this building and in the next couple of years we are hoping to be in a new building." Rownak is excited for the next chapter of the Library.

Longtime Adult Services Librarian and now Seattle resident Susan Marshall was in attendance to celebrate the library's 120th birthday. Susan talked about the beauty of Seattle and credited the quality of the libraries but mentioned that unlike library's in Seattle the Hopkinton Library is the heart of the community. "I wish I could bottle all of my wonderful conversations and everything so on a dreary day when I haven't had anyone to talk to I could just open the little bottle and say.. come out.. yay I'm happy again."

In the second video President of the Friends of the Library Beth Mezitt talked about some of the programs going on and items for sale the Friends had at Hopkinton Library's 120th birthday. The Friends of the Library fund-raise to earn money for things that are not in the library's budget such as the copy machine lease, museum passes and furniture. The Friends of the Library had various items for sale including Hopkinton wooden buildings and signs donated by the country plus store as well as wine charms. The friends are also selling copies of a book entitled "The Common Uncommon" by author James Ward, which tells the history of the houses that surround the town common. The Friends also had raffle tickets for monthly drawings of vegetables and herbs from Long Life Farm. Talia LaPointe volunteered fundraising as she will be running the Boston Marathon as a Friends of the Library Sponsor.

Some of the Programs coming up at the Library sponsored by the Friends of the Library include:
Wednesday March 25th 7:00pm - Chuck Joseph tells the History of Hopkinton
Wednesday April 29th 7:00pm - William Martin talks about his new Book "The Lincoln Letter"

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Video Segment: Pictures of the Blizzard Juno

Monday January 26th through Wednesday January 28th, a huge blizzard hit the area. So big that it ended up giving Worcester their 3rd largest amount of snow ever recorded and dropped over 30 inches of snow in the Hopkinton area. Here are some of the pictures from one of the top 10 biggest snow storms ever recorded to hit Massachusetts.

HESBC Narrows Sites List

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The Hopkinton Elementary School Building Committee (ESBC) on February 4, 2015, voted unanimously to approve a short list of site alternatives for further evaluation. As part of the Center School Feasibility Study, funding for which was approved by Town Meeting in May 2013, the Committee has been evaluating 11 alternatives at 4 locations.

These 11 alternatives and related evaluation criteria were the subject of two recent ESBC community workshops.

Over the coming weeks, the ESBC will perform additional due diligence of the following site alternatives (the short list):

Keefe Tech Drama Club Presents Peter Pan Feb 27 & 28

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The Keefe Regional Technical High School Drama Club will present their production of Peter Pan, based on the novel by J.M. Barrie and adapted by Craig Sodaro, on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm and on Saturday, February 28 at 2:00 pm in the school auditorium located at 750 Winter Street in Framingham.

The performance is open to the public and tickets will be available at the door at $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for senior citizens and children under 12.

Historical Lecture: Hopkinton’s Civil War Service

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The Hopkinton 300th Anniversary Celebration committee in conjunction with the Hopkinton Historical Society presents a lecture and book discussion by Civil War historian Tom Ellis, Jr. as he talks about his latest book, Hopkinton's Civil War Service at the Hopkinton Historical Society on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Hopkinton Garden Club Speaker Series February 17, 2015

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On Tuesday, February 17th, Barbara McPhee will join us to present “The Buzz on Honeybees – A Fascinating Study”. Barbara has been a beekeeper for over 30 years and cares for six hives, an observation hive and five government research hives. In this lecture, Barbara will introduce you to the honeybee's world - their family, their home, and their work. Our honeybee population is undergoing tremendous stress leading to great declines in their numbers.

What's new with the Upper Charles Trail Development in Hopkinton?

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2015 has had a fantastic start as the committee begins the process to develop a Master Plan for the trail route. The vision for the town is to have a trail connecting with the Milford Rail Trail, leading to downtown Hopkinton, and ending at the Ashland town line. There are several route possibilities, including connecting through Legacy Farms North.

Help Adidas Find True Love

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Adidas is a playful young terrier mix who's searching for a loving home. This active boy loves to go on walks, zoom around the yard and play fetch. He's looking for an adult-only home and to be the only pet. This handsome little spitfire is always up for your next adventure! To learn more about Adidas, click here, or come meet him in person at Baypath Humane Society!

Adoption fees for Adidas are waived until Valentine's Day!

2015 Scholastic Art Award Winners

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The Hopkinton High School and Middle School Art Departments are pleased to announce that our students were recognized with an outstanding 42 state level awards in the 2015 Scholastic Art Awards. Student artwork was selected from a field of over 14,000 entries from public, private, regional and arts magnet schools statewide.

Fire Caused Water Main Break in Woodville

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Please be advised that due to a major water main break last night in relation to the fire on Fruit street, there are several areas of town experiencing discoloration from the dislodgement of the minerals on the inside of the main. Crews worked through the night to make repairs. We ask you to please check your water before using it and you may need to flush your cold water lines to help clear the pipes.
Eric J. Carty
Water-Sewer Manager


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