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Donations Still Needed for MLK DAY OF GIVING BACK - JANUARY 17

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Please join us for breakfast snacks, a kick off program and community service activities. In the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr., Hopkinton will bring together young and old to celebrate volunteerism.

But we need YOUR HELP!! Please start collecting the following items and bring them that day:

Donations Needed:
Yarn for Knitted Hats for homeless
Children’s books (new/gently used) for Cradles to Crayons
Canned goods (check expiration date) for Project Just Because Pantry
Used eye glasses for Lion’s Club
Used cell phones for Senior Center

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Understanding Concussions - Parent Presentation

On Monday, January 10, 2011 from 7-8:30 pm, the Hopkinton Public Schools Wellness Department and Main Street Pediatrics will present "Understanding Concussions" at the High School Auditorium. The program was developed to raise awareness of concussions, their symptoms and their effects.

Watch the video below and listen to District Physician Cheryl Kelly MD and Home Health Coordinator Paula Vanesian of Main Street Pediatrics talk about what the program will cover and who should attend.

Representative Dykema Encourages Energy Efficiency

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As the weather turns colder and our energy bills become increasingly expensive, I urge you to join with me in my new year’s resolution to save money by increasing my energy efficiency.

7th Grade Girls Win Tournament

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Congratulations to the Hopkinton Girls 7th grade "A" Travel Basketball team for winning the Fundamental Holiday Basketball Tournament this past week in Lowell, Mass. The girls defeated Peabody, Acton/Boxboro, Westford and Salem, NH to win the championship. Pictured in front row (left to right): Elise Carlson, Alli McNulty, Allie Rodman, Kate Welzel. Back row: Nicole Thomas, Gabby Lockett, Julia Thissell, Emma Lukas, Michelle Doucette. Not pictured: Sarah Bertschmann and Jen Manning. The team is coached by George Thissell, Janet Carlson and Chris Bertschmann. Congratulations girls!

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Meet Vin Femia...Engineer and Author of Patriot Pride

HCAM is pleased to introduce a new show produced by local resident Karen Davis. In this half-hour conversation, Davis talks with EMC engineer and author Vin Femia about his new book, Patriot Pride. The full half hour conversation with Femia will air on HCAM-TV beginning on January 13th. Please see our program guide for other dates and times.

You can watch the complete show online here

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Baypath Humane Society

The Baypath Humane Society is a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter located on Rafferty Road in Hopkinton. Its mission is to facilitate the placement of stray and unwanted animals; to establish and maintain an animal shelter and associated procedures which promote the health, care and adoption of these animals; and to educate adopters and the local public on proper pet care and handling, over population and the prevention of cruelty to animals.

School Committee to Hold Office Hours

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The School Committee has several big tasks to undertake in 2011 and each requires a significant amount of communication with the community. We are beginning work on the 2012 operating budget; working with the Board of Selectmen to schedule a Special Town Meeting in March so the town can consider building a new elementary school building project on Fruit Street; and conducting a search for a new Superintendent of Schools.

Representative Dykema to Hold Office Hours

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Representative Carolyn Dykema will hold office hours in all towns of the 8th Middlesex District in January.

Any resident who would like to speak with Representative Dykema and is unable to attend office hours should contact her office at (617) 722-2210 or email her aide at to set up a personal appointment.

Friday, January 14th, 11 - noon
C & R Hotdogs
459b Washington Street
Holliston, MA 01746

Friday, January 14th, 9:30 - 10:30 am
Hopkinton Gourmet
43 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748


Hopkinton Public Schools Drug and Alcohol Tip Line

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The Hopkinton Public Schools would like to inform all parents, guardians and students about the availability of a new Tip Line that will help the schools and police to address drug and underage alcohol use. This Tip Line is monitored 24 hours a day by the School Resource Officer. All calls go directly to him.

Hopkinton Veteran Departs - Paul A. ‘Buzzy’ Buswell

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On 4 November 2010, Paul A. “Buzzy” Buswell passed in his sleep. He was 60 years old.

Upon graduating from Hopkinton High School, Buzzy enlisted for a 4-year hitch in the US Navy in October 1969. He was assigned to training company 615 at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Illinois, the largest training center in the US Navy.


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