Senate Passes Bill to Regulate Compounding Pharmacies

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To ensure patient safety, the Senate on Wednesday passed legislation by a vote of 38-0 to increase regulatory oversight of compounding pharmacies in the Commonwealth through added enforcement powers and the creation of specialty pharmacy licenses. This bill follows a deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis that was traced to a drug compounded by the New England Compounding Center in Framingham.

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Elementary School Building Committee Tours Irvine Property

Following their timeline of community engagement activities, members of the Elementary School Building Committee toured the privately owned 28-acre site known as the Irvine property on Wednesday, October 23.

Watch the HCAM News video to learn the major advantages and disadvantages of this parcel of land as a potential solution to the Center School problem.

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Meeting Space Now Available at HCAM

Are you a local non-profit group looking for meeting space? The HCAM-TV studio is now available for HCAM organizational members. Watch the HCAM News video to learn more!

A new opportunity is now available at HCAM that allows nonprofit organizations to hold their meetings in the studio. And on October 21st, the Women's Club was the first organization to take advantage of this opportunity.

In addition to their meeting, the club also had the chance to take a tour of and learn about the functionality of the studio space that they were using.

Station Manager Jim Cozzens says that due to the technology and space available at HCAM, the studio provides an ideal place for organizations to hold their meetings. And in keeping with HCAM's mission to provide information to help the public stay informed, Cozzens believes that one of the biggest benefits of having an organizational meeting at HCAM is that it can be televised.

To have your next organizational meeting at HCAM, contact Jim Cozzens at

Senior Center Open House

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The Senior Center will be open from 9:00 am to noon on four Saturdays in November especially for working seniors and baby boomers. The pool table,
games, cards, computer lab and library will be available. The Thrift Shop will be open with a book sale and jewelry. Coffee and muffins will be
served. See the full schedule below:

Saturday, Nov. 2
Quilting – Make a holiday table runner or embroidered towel 9:00 -noon
Plant Clinic – Refresh your houseplants (repotting, pruning etc.)
Chi Gong – try a relaxing exercise class 10:30-11:30

Joint Meeting to Review Hopkinton-Ashland Fire Collaboration Tonight

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The Ashland-Hopkinton Fire Collaboration Study Group, assisted by the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission(MAPC) and Municipal Resources Inc., will present an update on the Ashland-Hopkinton Fire Collaboration Study project to a joint meeting of the Ashland and Hopkinton Boards of Selectmen at the Faith Community Church, 146 E Main St, Hopkinton, at 7:30p.m., October 30, 2013.

Representative Dykema to Gaming Commission: Foxwoods Not A Suitable Business Partner for Taxpayers, Towns

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Today Representative Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) sent a letter to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission highlighting reasons that Foxwoods is not a suitable business partner for the Commonwealth as it seeks to bring casino gambling to Massachusetts.

Hoptoberfest Raises Over $18,000 for the Renovation and Expansion of Library

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Hopkinton Public Library Foundation’s “Hoptoberfest,” a fun night of tasting, generated over $18,000 for the planned expansion and renovation of Hopkinton Library. Held on Friday, October 25, 275 guests enjoyed samples of numerous local microbrews, name brand beers and food from local restaurants and caterers including Tavolino, Marathon Restaurant, Commonwealth BBQ, Red Rock Grill & Bar, 5 Star Sweets, Mexico City Taqueria, Zaftig’s, the Bagel Bistro, Fish Restaurant & Wine Bar, Oliva’s, Not Your Average Joe’s, Ray & Dick’s Bakery, Pan Thai and Owen O’Leary’s.

Hopkinton Historical Society Harvest Supper Nov. 8

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The Hopkinton Historical Society invites you to join them for the 27th annual Harvest Supper and silent auction to be held on Friday, November 8, 2013. Dinner includes ham, roast turkey, beans, potatoes, salads, homemade pies and homemade desserts. Along with dinner you may bid on silent auction items and services donated by local businesses. Please join us to celebrate the beginning of the Thanksgiving holiday season and to socialize with friends and neighbors.

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Hopkinton Students and the Million Misfit Sock March

Throughout October, Hopkinton students of all ages have been recognizing Anti-bullying month. To culminate this lesson, students in several schools, including Elmwood, partook in the Million Misfit Sock March on the 25th by wearing mismatched socks to school. The goal of the day is to show that differences should be celebrated, not made fun of and that everyone has qualities that make them unique.

In Jill Jenkinson's second grade class, students participated in an activity where they made their own stuffed sock and then wrote about what made it special.

The event was brought to the Hopkinton schools due to the efforts of the Hopkinton Girl Scouts.

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Zoning Advisory Committee Public Hearing Seeks Your Input - Tonight!

The Zoning Advisory Committee will hold a public forum on Monday, October 28,
2013 at 7:00 PM in Room 211 of the Town Hall, at which time it would like to hear
ideas that Town Boards, Committees, officials, organizations and the general public
have with respect to desired changes to the Zoning Bylaw and/or the Zoning Map.

Watch the HCAM News interview with Elaine Lazarus, Hopkinton's Director of Land Use, Permittiing and Planning to learn how you, as a resident, can contribute to proposed zoning changes.

Zoning bylaws generally regulate the use of land, buildings and structures. This is an
opportunity to propose changes to the permitted land uses in specific areas in
Hopkinton, and other ideas with respect to land use regulation. The Committee invites
you to the forum to present your ideas and suggestions and to submit ideas/proposals in
writing, especially if you cannot be present.

It is recommended that a written summary of the idea or proposal be emailed
( or sent to Elaine Lazarus, Director of Land Use, Planning
and Permitting, at Town Hall prior to October 24. For more information, please email
or call Elaine Lazarus at 508-497-9755.


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