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Video: Art on the Trail 2015

This August, the Hopkinton Center for the Arts and the Upper Charles Trail Committee hosted their first Hopkinton Center Trail Art Walk. The Art Walk has an array of outdoor sculptures at highly visible sites along the Center Trail. Bird houses with designs can also be seen a long the trail. Groups and artists that helped create the work along the trail include; Michael Lisnow Respite Center, The Hopkinton Senior Center, Golden Pond, The Serenity House and Girl Scout Troop 85290.

Toward the beginning of the trail you will see a colored sand and pebbles design entitled "Carpet" by Upton Native and artist Lauren Scheuer, the piece is inspired by Middle eastern carpet designs. Another piece here is entitled "Hope Imagined, Hope Realized" was created by Town Clerk Geri Holland a long with the Serenity House. The piece features a big nest with among the contents Inside displaying positive messages.

Saturday September 19th at 2pm, Local Poets will be along the trail, the poets are using the trail and the artwork as influence for orginal poems to be read during the September 19th ceremony. Art on the trail will be displayed until September 26th, so you can walk or jog the trail while looking at some fantastic artwork.

One of the pieces of work features colorful spiderweb designs and is called Grandmother Spider, it was created by Artist, Cathy Weaver Taylor. On her website Cathyweavertaylor.com she describes the piece as "recycling of discarded material to make something new that shines in the light reminding us of Grandmother spider connecting us all in this fragile piece we call the web of life."

To see more, view the video below.

Officers Save Lives As A Result of Narcan Administration

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On Sunday August 2nd at approximately 6:00pm officers were dispatched to a possible overdose at a local convenience store. Upon arrival Officers O’Neil and Powers found a 19 year old man unconscious. Officers observed the man’s lips to be blueish and could only detect very shallow respirations. Officers administered a dosage of Narcan and the patient quickly came to consciousness. Members of the Hopkinton Fire Ambulance assumed treatment of the patient and transported the man to a local hospital.

Amendments to Transportation Planning Documents Released for Public Review

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The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will release draft Amendment Five of the federal fiscal years (FFYs) 2015–18 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and draft Amendment One of the FFY 2015 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) for a 30-day public review period, which will begin on Monday, August 3, 2015, and end at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

Fatima Day in August

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On Thursday, August 13, the Xaverian Missionaries will hold the traditional Fatima Day celebration in honor of Our Lady. It is going to be our Fourth Fatima Day in 2015. This year’s theme is on Our Blessed Mother Mary in the writings of St. Guido M. Conforti, founder of the Xaverian Missionaries. Sing-along at 6:30 PM followed by Mass at 7:00 PM. At 8:00 PM, there will be a Rosary and Candlelight procession followed by refreshments served in the Shrine’s Hall. The main celebrant and homilist will be Fr. Rocco Puopolo, sx. Fr.

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Video: HCAM News 7-17-2015

On this edition of HCAM News, I caught up with Yogurt Beach owner Chris Cooney, we’ll tell you all about the flag for hope program, hundreds of Motorcyclists throughout New England took part in Heathers Ride and Ashland Legion baseball is trying to get a streak going as we near playoff time but first the Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual downtown celebration and this year it took place at Yogurt Beach. Here is a look at the ceremony.

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Video: Director Thomas Kee previews "Taming of the Shrew" Live at Hopkinton Town Common this Weekend!

Shakespeare under the Stars "Taming of the Shrew" Will take place this weekend. This is a free event! Times are listed below.

Thursday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m.

About the Play: The play is an adaptation of Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" "Petruchia and Kent are not your average couple. She’s the driven career woman who’s used to having her orders followed YESTERDAY. He’s the smart-aleck man-child living in his parent’s basement. Taming HIM is the challenge of this gender reversed romp through Shakespeare’s classic battle of the sexes! The Play is Directed by Thomas Kee." See more Hopkinton Center for the Arts events here - http://www.hopartscenter.org/events/

Watch the video below to hear Director Thomas Kee preview the play and view some scenes from the dress rehearsal.

Art on the Trail

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Sunday August 2, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. for the Opening Ceremony at the Center Trail Parking Lot across from Hop Lumber. Art will be on the Center Trail throughout
August and September for public viewing. Featuring art created by the Michael Lisnow Respite Center, Senior Center, Golden Pond, Serenity House, Girl Scout Troop 85290, and many local artists and poets.

Poetry on the Trail will take place Sat. September 19, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. A group of local writers will read poems inspired by the sculptures and the trail.

Gov. Baker Extends Hours to Pools and Beaches

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Cambridge- July 29, 2015- With the forecast of potential 90 degree weather expected throughout the remainder of the week, today, Governor Charlie Baker joined Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Matthew Beaton and Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Commissioner Carol Sanchez to announce that hours of operations at many of the state’s pools, beaches, and waterfronts will be extended to 7:30 PM from Friday, July 31, 2015 through Sunday, August 2, 2015.

Zoning Advisory Committee Vacancy

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The Planning Board is seeking residents interested in serving on the Zoning Advisory Committee. The Board is looking for residents who will be energized and committed to addressing various zoning related topics in depth, and committed to attending regular evening meetings generally from September through February. The Planning Board is looking forward to appointing a vital, creative and energetic Committee. The work program for the Committee will be developed following a Public Forum in the fall of 2015. Terms are for one year, and no prior experience is necessary.

Study Says Massachusetts is Best School System in the US

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Well known ranking service "WalletHub" compared the quality of education in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. They used 13 different categories to rank each states School system including; 1) Presence of State's Public Schools within the "Top 700 Best U.S.

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