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Tickets Still Available for Boosters Fundraiser

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There are tickets still available for the Hopkinton Booster's fundraiser being held at the Hopkinton Country Club this Saturday, March 16 at 7PM.

The Boosters will be going green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and to support Hiller athletics. Tribute will also be paid to the years of hard word and dedication provided by Mike and Kathy Farrell who recently stepped down as Boosters President and HHS Store Merchandise Director.

Unemployment Rate Updates

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The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development today reported that the January 2013 seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates were up in all 22 areas over the month. Over the year, the rates were down in 14 areas and up in eight areas.

Weather Update: Heavy Rains and Potential Flooding

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The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Flood Watch for central and eastern Massachusetts through Tuesday night. According to the NWS, up to an inch of rain and snow melt may be enough to cause minor flooding of small streams in the watch area. Poor drainage flooding may also occur Tuesday afternoon into the evening and have an impact on the evening commute. Additionally, there is a possibility that the Assabet River might go into minor flood stage late Wednesday. Other larger streams and rivers are expected to experience notable rises but stay within their banks.

COUCH TO 5K PROGRAM REGISTRATION OPENS Popular Hopkinton Running Club Program Limited to 35 Participants APRIL 6 – JUNE 15, 2013

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Back by popular demand the Hopkinton Running Club is offering a Couch to 5K Learn to Run program beginning on April 6th leading up to the Sharon Timlin 5K Road Race on June 15, 2013. Under the direction of certified trainer Erin Mahoney, the program is designed to help novice runners and those with some running experience successfully train and complete a 5K road race. Couch to 5K participants will meet at 9 a.m.

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Selectmen Want Further Cuts in FY2014 Budget

As presented at the February 26 Board of Selectmen's meeting, the first draft of the Fiscal Year 2014 budget proposed a total tax impact of 3.25%. A second draft of the budget presented a week later reduced the tax impact to approximately 2.4%, but selectmen again asked for further cuts on both the town and the school side.

Watch the HCAM News video to hear comments from the board.

The selectmen will meet again this week on Tuesday, March 12 at 6PM to consider voting to move the FY2014 budget to the Appropriations Committee by the March 15 deadline imposed by the Town Charter.

Enter Stage Left to Present Baby on March 15 -17, 22 - 23

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Enter Stage Left will be presenting Baby the Musical on March 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and March 17 at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Hall (30 School Street, Milford). Tickets are $17 general admission; $13 students and seniors, and are available at http://www.hopartscenter.org/baby/.

Photos from "Uncommon Nonsense" Now Online

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Thanks to HCAM volunteer Mike Rosenzweig, photos from the Saturday night performance of "Uncommon Nonsense" are now available at HCAM's photo website
Scene in Hopkinton.

Repeal the Casino Deal Meeting March 9

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On Saturday, March 9, a meeting to organize a statewide ballot question repealing the state's casino law will take place. The meeting is being coordinated by the group called Repeal the Casino Deal, a group of citizens opposed to legalized gambling. The meeting agenda includes: how the repeal process works, the timeline, discussing a plan of action and the ways in which people can make a difference.

Post Prom Fundraiser This Weekend

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The Class of 2013 Post Prom Committee is holding a fundraiser to help support activities for the post prom event. Come and shop, pick up dinner or buy gift cards at Roche Bros in Westboro on Friday March 30, from 4 to 7 PM. Hand in your receipt at the customer service counter and Roche Bros will donate part of the proceeds to the the post-prom committee.

HHS Drama Ensemble Presents "Uncommon Nonsense"

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On March 7-9th the Hopkinton Drama Ensemble will present their original play, Uncommon Nonsense. This unique production has been written collectively by students for a cast of 33 and reflects Hopkinton’s creativity and innovation at its highest level. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, our play follows a college-bound Alice, trapped behind the fourth wall, lost in a play of her mind’s creation, searching for her identity.

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