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USOC pulls bid for 2024 in Boston

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According to multiple reports the United States Olympic Committee has pulled the Boston 2024 Olympics bid. On Monday Jan 27th Boston Mayor Marty Walsh refused to sign a contract with the U.S. Olympic Committee that commits the city to covering any budget overruns. Mayor Walsh strongly supported the Boston Olympic bid but said in a press conference he cannot commit at this time to signing the host city contract if Boston won the right to the 2024 Olympics.

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Video: Water-Sewer Manager updates on Water Tanks and Water Levels

Water-Sewer manager Eric Carty gave HCAM News an update on the Water Tanks in-front of Hopkinton Middle School. The smaller tank to the right holds approximately 320,000 gallons and was built in 1922, Carty stated they are looking into temporary maintenance work and to eventually have the tank replaced to increase storage; "this one is not quite sufficient enough anymore with the growth we've had in town." The tank to the left was built in 1966 and holds approximately 1.5 million gallons and evaluations are being done for spot repairs and cleaning.

Carty stated that engineers from Weston & Sampson are currently evaluating the tanks; "right now the indication is to take the smaller tank down and use a same height tank." The Water-Sewer manager mentioned in order to take the small tank down, it is likely that the wider tank would have to be built next to the smaller tank so the town would not have a tank down during the process in order to keep up with the demand. "It is still early in the study so something else might come out of it but that seems the way they will be falling right now."

Carty said it's been a busy summer for the DPW with a lot of construction happening during the summer throughout town; "we've been busy with doing inspections for the water mains and getting them filled and all the other associated work that goes along with the construction." Despite the lack of rain this summer, Carty mentioned that the water levels are doing okay; "we've had just enough rain that kept us at an okay level, we're starting to see the ground levels drop." He mentioned that water consumption should be monitored closely with a lack of rain the last couple of weeks; "we are trying to get the word out there that your lawns really only need 1 inch of water a week to stay green and if everyone adheres to the watering rules and regulations which are imposed on us by the DEP, than that will help us make it through the summer without any significant issues in terms of supply."

You can see more information about a rain barrel program the DPW implemented with the help of local nurseries here.

To hear more information watch the interview below.

Town of Hopkinton Seeks a Full Time (40 hours/wk) Administrative Assistant for its Land Use, Planning & Permitting Department

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Under the direct supervision of the Director of Land Use, Planning & Permitting, the Administrative Assistant will provide administrative and clerical support to the Land Use Department and the Community Preservation Committee. Administrative responsibilities will include but not limited to, transcribing and processing minutes for the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) meetings; maintaining CPC files; processing of invoices, budget monitoring and maintaining spreadsheets.

17th Annual UMass Medicine 5K Cancer Walk and Run

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Registration is now open for our UMass Medicine Cancer Walk & 5K Run taking place on September 27. Run registration is 7:00 AM and run start is 8:00 AM. Walk registration is 8:00 AM and Walk Start is 10:00 AM. The event will be held at UMass Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester. People can register or donate by visiting our website.

National Night Out with the Hopkinton Police Department

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Join the Hopkinton Police Department for National Night Out August 4, 2015 (5:00pm to 8:00pm) at Hopkinton Middle School

What is National Night Out?
National Night Out is an opportunity for community members of all ages to come together to strengthen neighborhood spirit, support local crime prevention, build police-community partnerships and just have fun! This is a national event happening in communities like ours.

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Video: Hopkinton Public Library Digital Magazine Service Demonstration

Hopkinton Public Library, Adult Services Librarian Heather Backman gave HCAM news a demonstration of the Library's digital magazine services. The Library offers a service called "Zinio" on their website which grants access to cardholders for 50 popular magazines, Zinio can also be used on tablets and smart phones.

Another services the library offers is a digital periodical service called "Overdrive" which can be used on the "Nook" tablet. You can find more info at the following link: http://www.hopkintonlibrary.org/hopkinton/ebooks.asp

Watch the video below to see a better view of the services at the Hopkinton Library.

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Video: Camp Bailout 2015 Obstacle Course

Camp Bailout took place for the 5th straight year in Ashland. The camp allows teenage girls between 12 and 19 to explore what it's like to work in the fire and emergency medical service professions. The students in the camp put their skills to the test in an obstacle course on the final day. Check out the footage from the Obstacle course below!

In about the first 2 minutes of the video, head of the camp, Lieutenant Lyn Moraghan of the Ashland Fire Department explains the rules of the course, then you see the race to the finish!

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Video: HCAM News 7-10-2015

On this edition of HCAM News, the Hopkinton Senior Center displayed some very well crafted artwork from their various arts & crafts classes, we take a look at some photos from around Hopkinton over the past couple weeks, Water & Sewer manager Eric Carty and Owner of Weston Nurseries Peter Mezitt tell you about a unique way to conserve water and Ashland Legion baseball got a big win but first the newly renovated Sandy Beach opened for the 2015 summer season, here are some scenes from the opening ceremony.

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Video: Camp Bailout Hosts 5th Straight Year

Camp Bailout took place for the 5th straight year in Ashland. The camp allows teenage girls between 12 and 19 to explore what it's like to work in the fire and emergency medical service professions. Participants in the camp had the opportunity to learn and use equipment, talk to industry professionals and had the chance this year to travel to the Massport Fire-Rescue Headquarters at Logan Airport. Participants in the camp have nearly doubled from last year and many Hopkinton residents were in attendance.

Videos Below include:
In the 1st video: Highlights and Interview with Head of the Camp Lieutenant Lyn Moraghan

In the 2nd video: Highlights and interviews with students in the camp.

In the 3rd video: Highlights and interviews with Carly Falone of the Fire Explorers Program and Sara Jordan of the Hopkinton Fire Department

To see more about the camp: ClickHere.

Weather Trends in Hopkinton: July 12th-July 19th

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According to the DPW weather station, the highest temperature reached in Hopkinton last week was 91.6 degrees, the lowest was 50.6. Average temperature last week in Hopkinton was 73.1 degrees. Humidity was at an average of 74.5%, the peak was 97% while the lowest was 35%. Wind Speed averaged 1.6 MPH, while reaching a high of 13 MPH. Precipitation accumulated 0.48 inches last week in Hopkinton. You can see all the averages for Hopkinton below and be on the lookout for future weather updates in Hopkinton.

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