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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Jan 8th 3:15pm for Ice Rink

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Thursday January 8th at 3:15pm there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome the Ice Rink at the Hopkinton High School Basketball Courts (in-front of the school). The ceremony will feature Superintendent Dr. Cathy MacLeod, Parks and Recreation Board of Directors, Parks and Recreation Director Jay Guelfi as well as other town departments who contributed to put together the rink.

The Community is welcome to join as the Public Skating Rink is welcome!

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Video Segment: Hopkinton Hockey beat Medway 3-2

On Saturday Janruary 3rd, Hopkinton Hillers Hockey battled TVL rival Medway Mustangs. The first goal of the game was scored in the 2nd period by Medways Cole Fisher just over one minute in off a beauty of a pass from Kevin Kaufman. The Hillers would respond a few minutes later, Cam Finlayson took it around the net and left it for Freshman Will Abbott who went off the goalie to make it 1-1 with Nine minutes left in the 2nd.

Later, with seconds left in the 2nd period Medway's Cam Fisher broke down the ice and shot 5 hole but was denied from a great save by Hillers goalkeeper Tim McCgrath. The game was tied at 1 entering the 3rd period. Will Abbott set up a Jordan Caroll goal to make it 2-1 Hopkinton with 5:59 left to go. Then just over 90 seconds later, Everett Rolph broke away and scored to make it 3-1 Hillers. The Hillers got the 3-2 win and improved to 4-2-2, while Medway fell to 4-3. Depite the Mustangs outshooting Hopkinton 36-10, the Hillers pull off the big TVL victory.

Watch the Videos to see the highlights from the last couple weeks of Hillers Sports.

ESBC Releases Site Alternatives

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With the Elementary School Building Committee set to hold their next community workshop on Saturday, January 24th, the committee has released the eleven site alternatives for the Center School Feasibility Study.

In a notice released on Hopkinton's SchoolWires, the ESBC announced the site alternatives, including:

Marathon Number Available from Hopkinton Education Foundation

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Hopkinton, MA, January 6, 2015 -- The Hopkinton Education Foundation has received one invitational number for the 119th Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015, and is making it available to interested runners.

To secure a bib, runners must commit to fundraising a minimum of $4,000, which will go to support the Foundation’s innovation grants to Hopkinton educators.

To apply, visit for an application form. The deadline for submission is January 30th.

Keep Warm, Keep Safe.

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State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan and all the members of the Massachusetts fire service are concerned that the winter months will lead to an increase in fires from heating. Heating is the second leading cause of home fires in Massachusetts. It is important to Keep Warm, Keep Safe this winter.

With the cold weather, people will try different ways to stay warm. See winter heating safety tips from the Department of Fire Services.

26 Year Old Hopkinton Man survives branch through Windshield

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Strong wind Monday Afternoon led to a branch flying through a windshield of a car driving on Rte. 135 in Ashland. At the time the branch smashed through the windshield, a 26 year old Hopkinton man was driving. According to reports the driver fortunately was not harmed. The winds Monday reached above 30 mph in the Hopkinton/Ashland area and this should be a reminder to all of how dangerous the strong gusts can be.

Elementary School Building Committee Releases Site Alternatives

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Hopkinton’s Elementary School Building Committee (ESBC) has set the date for their next community workshop, "Understanding Site Options," to be held January 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at the Hopkinton Middle School library. This is the second of three workshops designed to engage the public in the Center School Feasibility Study, a project to address the constraints at Center School focused on meeting the needs of Hopkinton's pre-K through 1st grade educational program. “We’ve reached a very exciting point in the timeline of this project," said ESBC Clerk Rob Nickerson.

Metrowest Daily News Girls Volleyball "Super Team" is loaded with Hillers

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The Metrowest Daily News have posted their "Super Team"! The Metrowest Daily News article lists the best of the best in Girls Volleyball from around the area. The Division 2 State Champion Hopkinton Hillers are well represented on the Metrowest Daily News Super Team. The Hillers named to the super team consist of: Holly Adams, Renee Cooprider and Hanna Engstrom. Kaitlin West was also featured in the article as she was named to the Metrowest Daily News First Team, Whitney Thalheimer was named to the Metrowest Daily News Second team.

Hopkinton Outdoor Rink to Open Tuesday Jan 6th

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The freezing weather is here which means the new Hopkinton High School Outdoor Rink will open for Skating. The Rink is due to open Tuesday January 6th for the first time this season and with freezing temperatures on the way, it should mean the rink will be open a good portion of the coming weeks. As long as the temperatures stay cold, the rink will stay open.

Gun Shots Reported at Hopkinton State Park

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Hopkinton P.D., Ashland P.D. and rescue teams were on the scene Friday afternoon at the Hopkinton State Park boat ramp for a report of a shooting. According to reports the 55 year old male had a self inflicted gunshot wound to the heart area. The man was stabilized and taken to UMass Worcester Trauma Center.


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