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Video Segment: Board of Selectmen Discuss Naming Public Assets

The Board of Selectmen discussed a proposed policy for naming public assets such as buildings, parks, squares, streets and other forms of community property. Town Manager Norman Khumalo mentioned that naming Public Assets will only be done sparingly and for good cause. "The consideration for the town will be does the name serve the interest of the town and does it ensure a worthy and enduring legacy for the towns public assets."

The policy lists specific guidelines such as giving priority to names that have a geographic, historical or cultural significance to the town or have a civic or financial contribution to the town. Much of the discussion on the topic was about if names should be approved by a majority or super majority but the Selectmen approved the policy as amended.

Honor Hopkinton Alumni who Contributed to Society

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The HHS Top of the Hill Program honors alumni for their exceptional achievements and contributions to society. This program is brought to you by Hopkinton High School, The Hopkinton Parent Teacher Association, and The Hopkinton Education Foundation. Please use this form to nominate an alum.

Keep in mind that alumni must have:
1) Graduated from HHS at least 10 years ago.
2) Demonstrated a high level of achievement & made significant contributions to work, home, community or volunteer efforts.
3) Exhibited leadership, character, and service.

Give the Gift of Reading This Holiday Season

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Donate NEW books from December 1st to 20th 2014 at these locations:

Hopkinton Public Library, 77 Main Street Lobby or Main Street Pediatrics – just look for the wrapped boxes to donate!

Books are needed across all ages – from preschool to high school. All donations of NEW books will be included in children’s holiday packages from Project Just Because.

Wee Deliver Swear in Ceremony to take place Tuesday December 2 at 1:15pm.

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Students at Hopkinton’s Elmwood School are playing post office after school. Wee Deliver is their postal service for students - run by students. This is the 16th year HPTA has taken applications for jobs and assigned students for two sessions to Post Master, Facer, Canceler, Nixie Clerk, and Sorter.

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Greyhound Friends Dog of the Week: Mr. Love

Mr. Love is a jet-setting dog just waiting to find his permanent home. Mr. Love is a galgo (a Spanish greyhound) direct from Spain to Hopkinton. He is three years old, and described as a "velcro dog" - he sticks like glue to anyone he likes. He is very affectionate and eager to find his new home.

To adopt Mr. Love, contact Greyhound Friends at (508) 435-5969.

Food and Your Health

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The holidays are here, and with them comes good cheer. And lots of food. But it's important to remember that what we eat and drink has an enormous impact on our health and well-being. So understanding how food affects our health is important. That doesn’t mean occasional comfort food or a hearty meal are entirely taboo. But food does have great influence our health, and in two ways.

Lisa M. Wright, 51

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Lisa M. Wright, 51, of Marlborough, formerly of Hopkinton passed away November 26th, 2014 in Boston after a period of declining health. Born in Framingham she was the daughter of the late Donald Wright and Mrs.Elena (Kersten) Wright of Milford, MA. Lisa was a graduate of Uxbridge High School, Class of 1981. Besides her mother she is survived by one daughter: Kristina Wright of Milford and one brother: Michael Wright also of Milford. Funeral arrangements are private and under the care of the Matarese Funeral Home in Ashland, MA.

Enter Stage Left Theater Presents "A USO Christmas"

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Enter Stage Left Theater has announced performances of A USO Christmas, a tribute show that pays homage to the USO shows of the 1940s. Performances take place December 5-7 at the Hopkinton High School Auditorium at 90 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton, MA. The show features Big Band classics, Christmas favorites, patriotic tunes and energetic dances, all inspired by the era’s greatest names in entertainment.

Thank A Teacher

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Say “Happy Holidays” and show your appreciation by Thank-A-Teacher. Each educator honored by a donation receives a personalized letter from the Education Foundation thanking them for their work and includes the name of the student. Backpack flyer and eflyer were distributed on 12/5. If you need a form, visit hopkintoneducationfoundation.org to download. Submit forms by Monday, December 15th.

Local Thanksgiving Football Recap

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Hopkinton and Ashland had a defensive battle in their 91st meeting. With 7 minutes left in the game, Pat Ryan to Matt Decina was the lone Hillers touchdown reception. Hopkinton pulled off the victory with a last second 32 yard field goal from Adam Giodarno to take the game 9-7. Overall The Hopkinton Hillers are 49-37 and have 5 ties against the Ashland Clockers. Hillers finish the season 5 and 6 while Ashland finishes 6 and 5.

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