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Chris Barry at the Train Depot: An Eagle Scout Project Revisited

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Come and meet Chris Barry on July 19 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM as he talks about his Eagle Scout project that was responsible for the renovation of the Train Depot. Chris will be on hand to share his story while the Friends of Hopkinton's Anniversary Celebrations will be selling commemorative items to help support the upcoming 300th celebration events. Only a few months before the celebration weekend on September 11-13.

Please stop by to meet Chris, learn about his Train Depot project and help support the Hopkinton 300th Anniversary!

4th Annual Spinal Muscular Atrophy Fundraiser for Aubriana Navarro

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On July 18 at the Star Drive-In in East Taunton, a fundraiser will be held from 11:00 AM-7:00 PM to benefit Aubriana Navarro, a girl with type 1 spinal muscular atrophy. Spinal muscular atrophy is the #1 genetic killer of infants and young children. There is no treatment and no cure for this disease. 1 in 40 people carry the gene and they don't even know it. It affects the ability to walk, stand, eat, speak, breathe and swallow own their own. Twenty percent of the total sales on this day will go right back to the fundraiser.

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Video: Flag For Hope Lands in Hopkinton

Flag For Hope is described as a "social movement of people all across America to come together and recognize our shared humanity and to unite in harmony. It's a message of peace and hope for our future as one people and our connection to the rest of the global community, it's a way of viewing our place in this great country and in the world, a view that celebrates our commonality and puts aside differences that seperate us."

About 5,000 people throughout the country will leave their mark on the canvas and be a part of designing the flag for hope. Artist Marcos Antonio plans to donate the global canvas to a museum as his gift for future generations. He is also creating a video and photo database of each participant.

Flag for Hope recently stopped at the Center School in Hopkinton in which a number of police and firemen left their impression, Rick and Dick Hoyt were also in attendance to leave their mark and U.S. Marine Bob Lavoie left his print on the flag for hope.

For more information, check out flagforhope.com

Enter Stage Left is looking for singers and actors

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--The Hopkinton-based Treblemakers Choir, a program of Enter Stage Left Theater, invites singers of all levels to join this adult choral ensemble. Rehearsals are Wednesdays, with the first rehearsal taking place Sept. 9 from 7:30-9:15 p.m. at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts (98 Hayden Rowe St, Hopkinton). Residents of Hopkinton and surrounding MetroWest towns are encouraged to join.

Tony-Award Winning Thoroughly Modern Millie in Hopedale

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Audiences are invited to Enter Stage Left Theater’s production of the Tony-Award winning musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie. The story centers on a small town girl searching for a new life in the bright lights of 1920’s New York City. This production features bright costumes, love triangles, miscommunications, and toe-tapping musical numbers. New music by Jeanine Tesori. New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan. Book by Dick Scanlan and Richard Henry Morris. Original story and screenplay by Richard Morris for Universal Pictures Filmoan. Directed by Kelly Grill and Emily Grill.

Board of Selectmen send out "CVS" Memo for tonight's meeting.

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The Board of Selectmen sent out a memo about the CVS discussion from the previous meeting. CVS Pharmacy has leased the former Colella's property from landowners "Crosspoint Associates". The memo features updates since the last selectmen meeting and information to be aware of for tonight's meeting.

New Restaurant Coming to Town

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The Planning board approved a new shopping plaza at the corner of West Main and Lumber streets. Developer Paul Mastroianni told the Metrowest Daily News construction on the plaza could begin as soon as this summer and they are awaiting approval from the DPW to connect to into the town's sewer system.

Roadwork Notice

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On Thursday July 16 Saddle Hill Rd at Proctor St will be closed from 7 am – 3 pm to replace a collapsed drain pipe. Please seek alternate routes.

Thank you,
Mike Mansir
Hopkinton Highway Manager

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Video: HCAM News 7-3-2015

On this edition of HCAM News, Local Veterans got to checkout some upgrades in Army equipment at the Senior Center, Jeff Doherty of Angel’s Garden center has some mulching tips and Ashland Legion Baseball is off and running, but first the 12th annual Sharon Timlin 5K took place to help fight ALS.

Public Announcement: Notice of Work Being Performed

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The Permanent Building Committee would like to announce that as part of the Library Project, a well driller will begin drilling for a geothermal test well at 9 Church Street starting the week of July 13, 2015. The drilling is planned to take up to five days with hours of operation planned from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Once drilling is completed a continuous 72 ­hour pump test will commence. The 72 ­hour pump test is required to determine the water withdrawal capacity of the well.

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