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St. Patrick's Day at the Senior Center

Green was the word at the annual St. Patrick's Day party, which was held at the Senior Center on March 18th. The party, one of the center's most successful events, attracts over 150 people each year, who crave traditional Irish favorites such as corned beef and cabbage as well as traditional Irish music provided this year by the Irish folk duo Glenshane.

Watch the HCAM News video below for a quick look at the festivities.

Bond Bill to Fund Hopkinton Public Library

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Representative Carolyn Dykema is a co-sponsor a bond bill of $150 million, a portion of which will help fund the renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library. When approved by the House and Senate and as funds become available through the Governor’s Capital Plan, the bill will provide $150 million in funding to projects currently on the Waiting List of the Library Construction Grant program offered through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC). Hopkinton Public Library is currently 5th on the Waiting List.

All Invited to Holy Week and Easter Services

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Collaborative Services by St. Paul’s in Hopkinton and Christ Church in Medway

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Hopkinton and Christ Episcopal Church in Medway will be once again uniting together in fellowship and faith and conducting joint services during Holy Week. All are welcome to attend these reflective and spiritual services, which will take place at the following times and locations:

Sunday, March 24
8:45 a.m. Palm Sunday service, Christ Church, Medway
10:30 a.m. Palm Sunday service, St. Paul’s, Hopkinton

St. John the Evangelist Holy Week Schedule

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Please see the schedule below for services at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, located at 20 Church Street in Hopkinton, for now through Easter Sunday on March 31, 2013.

During Holy Week there will be a Daily Mass on Monday through Wednesday at 9:00AM.

On Holy Thursday, March 28, Mass of the Lord’s Supper is at 7:00 PM.

On Good Friday, March 29, Celebration of the Lord’s Passion is at 7:00 PM.

On Holy Saturday March 30, the Easter Vigil Mass is at 7:00 PM

On Easter Sunday, March 31,Masses are at 8:00, 10:00, & 11:45 AM

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HCAM Insider: Week of 3/18/13

Check out what's playing on HCAM this week!

On Monday, March 18 at 7:00 PM, singer/songwriter Bonniejean Boettcher infuses a little bit of seriousness and a lot of comedy into her songs during this filmed portion of her February Wake Up and Smell the Poetry performance.

On Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 PM, the Board of Selectmen will meet in Town Hall Room 215. The meeting will be available live on HCAM-TV, channels Comcast channel 8, Verizon channel 30, or on our live stream at www.hcam.tv/live-stream.

On Thursday, March 21, Dick Gooding hosts a new episode of Veterans Remember as U.S. Navy veteran Alicia Shambo recalls her time in the service as an active duty hospital corpsman and her time in the reserves.

At 7:30 PM, the School Committee meeting, taking place at the Middle School Library, will be available live on HCAM-TV and on our live stream.

Throughout the week on HCAM-ED, Uncommon Nonsense, a play inspired by Lewis Carroll’s novels Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and written by HHS Drama Ensemble students, will air. The story follows a college-bound Alice as she’s lost in a play of her own creation and searching for her identity. To see a list of program dates and times, check the HCAM-ED schedule.

Thank You for Making the Casino Cocktail Party a Big Success!

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Thank you to everyone who participated in our Casino Cocktail Party! We are delighted to announce that through the event, raffle ticket sales, and the on-line auction, we raised nearly $19,000!

The money raised goes toward innovative educational grants like Creating a Sound Engineering Studio; Active for Life; and iPads, E-Books, and Apps, Oh My! Check out our website for information on these grants and 285 other grants that the Hopkinton Education Foundation has funded since our inception.

MCAS Testing Postponed Due to Storm

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In anticipation of severe weather that may result in numerous school closings and delayed openings tomorrow, Tuesday, March 19 the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Educationhas decided to postpone the administration of the MCAS ELA Composition test originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, until Monday, March 25.

Hopkinton Police Department Public Service Advisory: 2013 Boston Marathon

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The 117th running of the Boston Marathon will take place on Monday April 15, 2013. The roads in Hopkinton will be closing at 7:30 AM Monday morning. The roads near the town common will be closed at 7:00 AM. Approximately 27,000 runners will be running in three different groups or waves. The time-line for the race is as follows:

Save the Date: Brain Drain Seminar April 3

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The last seminar for the school year presented under the direction of the Hopkinton Wellness Committee entitled "Brain Drain - Adolescents and Addiction: Why the Teen Brain is Vulnerable", is scheduled for Wednesday, April 3 from 6:30-8:30pm in the Hopkinton Middle School Auditorium.

Hopkinton Sustainable Green Committee Proposes Solar Project at Fruit Street

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On Thursday, March 21 at 7:30PM at the Senior Center, Hopkinton’s Sustainable Green Committee invites residents to a presentation and discussion of their proposed Solar Energy Project at Fruit Street. According to their information sheet, the goal is to install a ground-based solar photovoltaic system that will significantly reduce the Town’s municipal energy spending by taking advantage of currently available state and federal incentives for green initiatives. Presentation is attached below.

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