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Marathon Quilt Guild Bi-annual Quilt Show This Weekend

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Marathon Quilters will host their bi-annual quilt show on September 28th and 29th, 2013 at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts.

Show Hours
Saturday, September 28th 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, September 29th 12 noon to 5 pm

Admission is $5, or $3 for senior citizens. Children 12 and under are free.

The show will include dozens of quilts made by local guild members, a quilt boutique, quilts for sale, and a drawing for a quilt made by the entire guild.

Protect Yourself From Scams and Abuse at Holliston Senior Center

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On Monday, September 30, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Rep. Carolyn Dykema invite local seniors to an important program about how seniors can better protect themselves from scams and abuse.

The program will feature remarks from Ryan, Dykema, Police Chief John Moore, Selectman Jay Marsden and Christine Falzarano, Vice President, Eagle Bank and will address safe banking, how seniors can remain safely in their homes, and how to avoid lottery and other scams that target the elderly. Service providers will also outline what resources are available to seniors.

Natick Fire Fighters Union Endorses Karen Spilka for Congress

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The Natick Fire Fighters Union Local 1707 has endorsed Karen Spilka for Congress. Karen has the overwhelming support of organized labor in the congressional special election for the Fifth District; 34 labor groups are now backing her campaign.

Hopkinton Garden Club to Participate in "Marathon Daffodils" Project

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The Hopkinton Garden Club has joined “Marathon Daffodils” in a collaborative project designed to strengthen our community by bringing beauty to where there was unfathomable loss, mayhem and sadness.

Program Description: Marathon Daffodils

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Meet Hopkinton's Assistant Town Clerk Brenda McCann

In August, Hopkinton welcomed in Brenda McCann as the new Assistant Town Clerk. McCann joined the office as former Assistant Geri Holland transitioned into her new role as Town Clerk.

Prior to coming to Hopkinton, McCann worked in Sturbridge Massachusetts. She began working there in 2010 and became the town's Assistant Town Clerk the following year. She says that she most excited about the new opportunities and challenges of working in a larger community.

While in Sturbridge, McCann enrolled in the New England Municipal Clerks Institute and Academy (NEMCI), graduating from there this year.

For more information about the Town Clerk's office, visit www.hopkintonma.gov/home/government/departments/clerk.

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Hopkinton Youth Soccer Night at the Hillers

Hiller pride was in full force as both the girls and boys varsity soccer teams took on TVL rival Bellingham in a double header at the Fruit Street Athletic Complex on September 20th. The night also allowed for some of the Hillers' biggest and youngest fans to cheer the teams on, as aspiring Hiller soccer players from Hopkinton Youth Soccer were at the game for a night with the Hillers.

Watch the HCAM News video to hear what Hopkinton Youth Soccer player Sarah Bouvier has to say as she served as one of the ball girls for the girls game.

All of the fan support helped push the boys team to victory as they shut out Bellingham 1-0. However, the girls team couldn't rally against Bellingham, losing by a final score of 2-1.

Part-Time Temporary Library Technician Needed at Library

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Town of Hopkinton’s Public Library seeks PT (Up to 19 Hrs/Week) Temporary Library Technician – The Library Technician will perform all tasks related to the daily operations of the Library and the circulation desk. Assists in opening and closing of the Library. Retrieves and checks in all Library materials from the drop off boxes outside the Library.

Executive Office of Health ande Human Services: Top 10 Reasons Why The Affordable Care Act Is Good For Massachusetts

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In a press release dated September 25, 2013, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services cites the top 10 reasons why the Affordable care Act is good for Massachusetts:

10. Creates new protections to ensure your insurance plan covers you when you need it. Massachusetts already has strong insurance protections. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) enhances these protections by eliminating limits on the amount of benefits you can receive.

Hopkinton Volleyball Hosting “DIG PINK” for Cancer Research and Support

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The Hopkinton Hiller Volleyball teams will host a DIG PINK match at the Hopkinton High School Athletic Center on Wednesday, October 2nd, to raise awareness of the importance of early detection in the fight against breast cancer.

The Hillers will be facing the Ashland Clockers on this special night. The fun begins at 5:30 with the JV match at the High School Athletic Center and the Freshman match at the Hopkinton Middle School Brown Gym. The Varsity match will start at approximately 6:30pm at the Athletic Center.

Planning Board Discusses Master Plan

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The Planning Board met with Town Manager Norman Khumalo to discuss the Master Plan Update for Hopkinton during their September 23 meeting.

“Most recently, the Selectmen set as one of the Town Manager’s goals working, collaborating with the Planning Board and all of the stakeholders to complete a visioning process for the town,” Khumalo began.

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