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Planning Board Hears Sidewalk Plans for Ash Street

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During their November 3 meeting, the Planning Board unanimously voted to remove three trees and an additional tree if necessary along Ash Street as well as alter two stone walls in order to allow a sidewalk to be installed on the scenic road. At the last Town Meeting, $1.5 million was granted for the installation of sidewalks in different areas of town. Although it was the Planning Board who recommended the sidewalk be installed and it is a town project, abutters agree that this will help to make Ash Street safer. Present to speak on the issue was DPW director John Westerling.

Jennifer J. Hart, 48

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Jennifer J. Hart, 48, of Hopkinton died peacefully surrounded by her family on Oct. 31st after a brief, but courageous battle with brain cancer. She was the beloved daughter of Patricia (DeCoff) Hart and the late Donald Hart Sr. of Hopkinton. Jen was a graduate of Hopkinton High School Class of 1984 and worked as a mortgage underwriter for Gateway Funding of Franklin. Jen was a free spirit who enjoyed life to the fullest. She loved her family and friends unconditionally. She enjoyed golfing, good times with friends, and lazy days by her sister’s pool and at the ocean.

Winter Parking Ban

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The DPW wishes to remind all Hopkinton residents of By-Laws pertaining to the parking of motor vehicles during the winter months.

Traffic Rules and Orders, Town of Hopkinton, Article lV, Section 8 “It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle, other than for an emergency, to park said vehicle on any street between the hours of 1:00am to 6:00am from November 15 through April 1.

Lady Hillers Soccer Advances; Playoffs Begin Monday

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The Hopkinton Lady Hllers soccer team has advanced to postseason play. Now in the state tournament, the Hillers are the #15 seed. They will play Scituate Monday, November 3rd, at 4:00 pm at Scituate High School.

The very best of luck to the Lady Hillers, and congratulations on a wonderful season so far.

Center School Feasibility Study Public Workshop

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SATURDAY NOVEMBER
22, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Hopkinton Senior Center 28
Mayhew Street, Hopkinton, MA

The Elementary School Building Committee invites the public to participate in a series of
community workshops related to the Center Elementary School Feasibility Study. The first
workshop will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the Hopkinton Senior Center
from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Hopkinton Historical Society Harvest Supper and Silent Auction

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On Friday, November 7, the public is invited to enjoy the 28th Annual Harvest Supper sponsored by the Hopkinton Historical Society. The event will be held from 6 pm to 9 pm at St. John’s Parish Center, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton.

Holiday Mosaic Workshop at the Hopkinton Public Library

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Carrie Malandrino will lead participants in making personalized door mosaics for the holidays on November 19 at 6:30 PM. Use one of our templates or create your own design!

This program is made possible by the McGovern Trust.

Managing Your Chronic Disease

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Chronic diseases such as asthma, heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes currently affect more than half of all American adults, with two out of three patients having multiple conditions. The incidence of these conditions is expected to increase, as members of the baby boom generation reach the ages when such diseases become more prevalent.

Traditional care for these chronic conditions has centered on the physician’s role, but a new model of care is emerging - one focusing on patient self-management.

Hopkinton @ Milford Round 1 H.S. Football Playoff Preview

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On Halloween (Friday October 31st) the #5th seeded (3-4) Hopkinton Hillers will head down the road to Milford and take on the #4th seeded (4-3) Scarlet Hawks for a quarter-finals playoff matchup. It will be a matchup of two schools which many of the players grew up playing organized football against or with each other. The Hillers and Scarlet Hawks have not played each other in recent years however both teams bring a very similar style of play.

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Video Segment: Fire Station Open House

The Hopkinton Fire Station recently invited the public down for an open house. Children and Adults were allowed to check out the equipment and take a look inside the fire trucks. Children got to test out some of the equipment such as the fire hose and stokes basket. I caught up with the organizer of the event Bill Krauss of the Hopkinton Fire Department.

"Want to get to know the public, we want the public to get to know us. We coordinate this week with fire prevention week to raise awareness of fire safety such as smoke detectors, exit plans, stop drop and roll for the kids." "For activities we have fire truck rides, rope rescue demonstration, games with water and a band playing to create a warm atmosphere for their kids and families."

Fran Clark gave us a look at a stokes basket which is used for high and low confined space rescue. "There's 6 members of the Hopkinton Fire Department that are part of the search and rescue team." Clark mentioned that it does not take a whole lot of effort to pick someone up with the basket and many of the children at the open house enjoyed taking a ride in the basket.

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