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Ban on Evening Outside Activities Lifted; EEE and WV No Longer a Threat

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According to a notice posted today from the Hopkinton Board of Health, the ban on all organized eveneing outdoor events or activities is no longer necessary and has been lifted effective October 16, 2012. The Board of HealthI was notified by the Department of Public Health that, according to the National Weather Service, all areas of Massachusetts except for Suffolk County and the Cape and Islands experienced a hard frost/hard freeze on Friday night October 12, 2012. As such the risk from mosquito-borne illness in Town has been almost eliminated.

A Reminder from the Hopkinton Trails Club: Hunting Season Begins

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Hopkinton has a wealth of beautiful open spaces and the Trails Club encourages everyone to get out and use them. When we go, we always take precautions to ensure our hikes are safe and enjoyable. We bring maps and water, wear appropriate clothes and footwear, and there's always at least one first aid kit in someone's pack.

State Representative Debate LIVE Tonight

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In conjunction with the Hopkinton Independent, HCAM News will be sponsoring a candidate debate for State Representative between Democratic incumbent Carolyn Dykema and Republican challenger Marty Lamb tonight, October 15. The debate will be moderated by Chuck Joseph and the panel members are Tom Moroney, Buriea Chief for Bloomberg Boston and Michelle Murdock, HCAM News Director and Hopkiinton Independent Political Reporter.

Hopkinton Fire Open House October 21

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The Hopkinton Fire Department will open their station to the public on October 21st for their Annual Open House. The event at Fire Headquarters will be from 11am to 2pm. Residents and children will have the opportunity to view demonstrations, learn about fire safety, and tour the station. Refreshments will be provided and Sparky the dog is expected to make an appearance.

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Tonight - Women's Club Sponsors "Emergency Preparedness - The 3 Key Steps"

The Women's Club will sponsor an event on October 15th about emergency preparedness. The program,"Emergency Preparedness - the 3 Key Steps", which will be held at 7pm at the Faith Community Church, will feature presentations by Hopkinton Fire Chief Ken Clark as well as Christopher Besse, Preparedness Coordinator at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). The presentation will focus on what to do in an emergency situation, including preparation, the CodeRED emergency notification system, as well as the town's coordination.

Lamb Thanks Friends of the Seniors

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Republican candidate for State Representative Marty Lamb recently sponsored the October Veterans’ Breakfast at the Senior Center. In addition to meeting the veterans, Marty also had an opportunity to meet the volunteers who help to cook and serve the breakfast. Mary Brown was in the kitchen preparing the food that day and had a chance to talk to Lamb who wanted to thank all the volunteers who are outstanding and deserve our support. Marty thanks the Friends of the Hopkinton Senior Center for the opportunity to sponsor and host the October Veterans' Breakfast.

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Car Discovered in Lake Whitehall

Hopkinton Police and Fire were called to the scene at Lake Whitehall just after 9AM on October 11th after a car was discovered in the water by a passerby near the boat ramp.

After responders determined that the vehicle was unoccupied and that there were no injuries, a regional dive team helped to secure the BMW 740i, and buoy it up and out of the water. According to police, the vehicle was reported stolen out of Framingham the night before. An investigation is underway to determine the specifics of the incident. The case is now being handled by the Massachusetts State Police.

Planning for Retirement?

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Are you getting ready to retire and not sure what you need to know before you take the big step? The Hopkinton Senior Center is ready to help you answer all your questions with some very important seminars on Saturday, October 20, from 9am to 12 pm. These seminars are perfect for all you Baby Boomers as well as working seniors. With the many services available that morning, you’ll be able to obtain the answers you need to get all your affairs in order.

Dykema and State Officials Tour Veterans Treatment Court

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On Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 a group of state legislators and officials visited the Norfolk County Veterans Treatment Court in Dedham to witness firsthand the court supervised program for defendants who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

Mass Water Works Association Names Dykema 2012 Legislator of the Year

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Massachusetts Water Works Association (MWWA) has selected state Representative Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) to receive the 2012 Legislator of the Year award. The award is given annually to a legislator who has supported the water works community and contributed to protecting public health and providing a safe and sufficient supply of drinking water for the residents of Massachusetts. Representative Dykema is being honored for her leadership as House Chair of the Water Infrastructure Finance Commission.

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