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Spilka Supports Yellen to Head Federal Reserve

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In a letter to President Obama this morning, congressional candidate Karen Spilka urged the President to abandon the potential nomination of Larry Summers and instead nominate Janet Yellen.

Karen wrote, “Secretary Summers has benefited from the revolving door between government and Wall Street. Each time he has left government or public service, he has rushed into the arms of the giants of the financial industry. According to the Wall Street Journal, he is currently being paid millions as a consultant for Citibank and the hedge fund D.E. Shaw.”

More Paving Scheduled

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On Monday August 5th, 2013 paving will take place on the following streets.

Huckleberry Rd – From Fruit St (east entrance) to 1500’ south of Fruit St (east entrance).

Colonnade Dr – Full length. Road will be closed during paving. Please use Roosevelt Ln to enter and exit the subdivision.

Alprilla Farm Rd – From Front St (east entrance) to the new well.

Thank you,

Mike Mansir
Hopkinton Highway Manager

Studies Show Residential Property Values Decrease Near Casinos

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The MetroWest Anti-Casino Coalition points to two important studies that show unequivocal evidence that residential property values will decrease in communities impacted by the development of a resort casino.

DCR Urges Water Safety Across the Commonwealth

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Officials from the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) are urging the public to act safely this summer as the warm weather and open water brings bathers, boaters and waders onto DCR’s lakes, ponds and ocean beaches. While air temperatures may feel like summer, water temperature can still be very cold. DCR encourages parents and visitors to be vigilant especially with children when visiting designated swimming areas. Parents should be near their children when they are in the water.

Senate Passes $1.4 Billion Housing Bond Bill

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The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill authorizing $1.4 billion in capital spending over the next five years to fund the production and preservation of affordable housing in the Commonwealth, Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) announced.

“This housing bond bill authorizes support for existing housing options and provides new affordable housing for our state’s most vulnerable,” Senator Spilka said. “Not only is this a bill that helps our low-income families, our disabled, and our elderly, it is also a tool that will encourage economic development in our state.”

Senate Passes Legislation to Raise the Age of Juvenile Court Jurisdiction

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The Senate on Tuesday, in its latest effort to improve the administration of justice in the Commonwealth, passed legislation that raises the upper limit of juvenile court jurisdiction in Massachusetts by one year from 17 to 18 – making our treatment of children in the judicial system consistent with our other laws.

“This change is recognition of the fact that 17-year-old adolescents are NOT adults – they are still children and lack adult maturity, particularly with respect to their judgment and impulse control,” said Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland).

Hopkinton in Upper Tier for MetroWest Residential Water Conservation

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HOPKINTON - A recent Boston Globe article (“The Price of a Drink”, July 21, 2013) identified Hopkinton as one of the MetroWest communities with the lowest daily usage of water per person, at 54 gallons. This is well below the State’s daily consumption goal of 65 gallons per person and almost half of Weston’s daily usage of 100 gallons per person.

Main Street Water Main Work Continues

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We are waiting for the water quality results to be returned for the new water main. Provided that we pass the tests, building service transfers will begin as early as Thursday, August 1st. The work will start at Hayden Rowe and work towards Pleasant St on the odd numbered side of the street.

We will be coordinating the specific day and time directly with each resident. You can expect me to get in touch with you soon. During the service transfer, the building will be without public water for approximately 1-hour.

HCAM News Top 5 for July 2013

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It's time for the top five HCAM News videos and stories for the month of July 2013!

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HHS Principal Mike Cournoyer Plans for Back to School

HCAM News talks with newly appointed Hopkinton High School Principal Mike Cournoyer about his plans for the upcoming school year.

Important Dates for Back to School:

August 19: Football tryouts

August 22: Tryouts – all other sports

August 26: 1-1 Laptop training for incoming freshman - 6-8PM – HHS Auditorium

August 27: 9th Grade Orientation - 8AM – 2PM

August 27: Picture day – all classes including seniors- 8AM – 3PM

This video is a part of the HCAM News broadcast for the week of July 29, 2013. To see the full program,, Click Here.

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