Extreme Heat Tips From M.E.M.A.

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Summer in Massachusetts generally brings comfortable weather, but extreme heat conditions do occur usually a few times per summer. There is no universal definition for extreme heat. The term is relative to the usual weather in the region based on climatic averages. Extreme heat, for this climatic region, is usually defined as a period of 3 or more consecutive days above 90 °F, but more generally a prolonged period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by high humidity.

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Update: MetroWest Anti-Casino Coalition

Watch the HCAM News update with MetroWest Anti-Casino Coalition Chairman Brian Herr which addresses the recent presentation by Foxwoods Massachusetts concerning traffic patterns and impacts of the proposed casino in Milford.

In an effort to provide more details on the proposed casino, Foxwoods Massachusetts continues its series of public presentations outlining the impacts of the project.

This week's meeting on Wednesday July 17 begins at 7PM in the Milford High School Auditorium at 31 West Fountain Street and will focus on water and sewer impacts.

On Wednesday, July 24 at 7PM in the Stacy Middle School Auditorium, also located at 31 West Fountain Street, the presentation will focus on the social and economic impacts of the casino. And the final meeting on July 31, also at the Stacy Middle School, will present environmental and design matters.

All meetings are open to the public and any questions or inquiries from Hopkinton residents should be director to Selectman Brian Herr, Chairman of the MetroWest Anti-Casino Coalition (MWACC) at

Young Artists Exhibit

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Young and aspiring artists are knocking our socks off every day with their talent, so we are hosting our first Young Artists Exhibit this summer! Work will be judged by professional, well-known artists, and prizes will be awarded for children’s (ages 5 – 11) and youth art (ages 12 – 18).

B.A.A. Half Marathon Registration Opens on July 17

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The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that registration for the 13th B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, will begin on Wednesday, July 17 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Registration will be held online at and will be limited to 7,500 entrants. The cost to register is $65 USD. The B.A.A. Half Marathon will begin on Sunday, October 13 at 8:30 a.m. in Boston’s Franklin Park.

Another Endorsement for Karen Spilka

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IBEW Local 1505, representing over 2,500 electrical workers throughout the state has endorsed Karen Spilka for Congress.

"I am proud to have earned the support of the electrical workers from Local 1505," said Karen Spilka. "These men and women work hard every single day and if elected to Congress I will always put the interests of Massachusetts’ working families first."

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Elementary School Building Committee - Preliminary Work Underway

Although still waiting for acceptance of the Feasibility Studies for Center and Elmwood School submitted to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), the Elementary School Building Committee (ESBC) met in June to begin preliminary investigations into possible sites for a solution to the Center School project. Watch the HCAM News video for highlights of the meeting with Elaine Lazarus, Hopkinton's Director of Land Use, Planning and Permitting and Brian Turner, Regional Manager of Williams Scotsman, a modular construction company.

Laborers' Local 22 Endorses Karen Spilka for Congress

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State Senator Karen Spilka today won the endorsement of the Laborers' Local 22 representing thousands of general construction workers throughout Greater Boston. Business Manager Louis A. Mandarini, Jr. said Spilka is clearly the choice in this primary.

Movie on the Common Postponed to July 18

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Hopkinton Parks and Recreation will be showing a movie on the common on Thursday, July 18th at 8:30 p.m. The movie is Rango and will begin at 8:30pm.

Rango is a 2011 American computer-animated action comedy western film directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Graham King. Rango was a critical and commercial success, and won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Stars Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher and Abigail Breslin.

Water Main Construction Update - July 14th

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Starting on Sunday, July 14th construction work to replace the downtown water main will occur at night from the hours of 6:00PM to 5:00AM. It is anticipated to work from Sunday through Thursday. No construction will occur on Friday during regular construction hours. The construction crew will start at 67 Main Street progressing across the intersection ending at 43 Main Street (Hopkinton Gourmet).

Please plan your commute accordingly.

Spilka to Hold Office Hours in Holliston

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Senator Karen Spilka's Office Announces Holliston Office Hours

On Friday, July 12th, join Senator Karen Spilka and Puja Mehta, Senator Spilka's District and Constituent Services Director, for district office hours in Holliston. Senator Spilka will be available to update constituents on the latest news and events and discuss any concerns or questions you may have.

Pejamajo Café
770 Washington Street, Holliston, MA
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.


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