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Video: Baypath Humane Society Opens "Real Life Room"

The Baypath Humane Society hosted the grand opening for their brand new "Real Life Room". The addition will allow further interaction with the animals with potential adopters, increase training areas for the animals and increase space available to the staff. President of the Baypath Board of Directors, Susan Rossnick mentioned this is the first time since the late 1970's space has been added to Baypath.

To hear more and view the space check out the video below!

To see more information about Baypath Humane Society:

Third Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest at the Hopkinton Public Library

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The pumpkin decorating contest for Middle & High School students returns to the Hopkinton Public Library! The decorating will take place on Friday, October 9 at 2:30 PM, and you must be registered by October 7 to participate. Decorated pumpkins will be on display at the Library. Library patrons will vote on their favorites, and prize winners will be announced on Friday, October 30.

Thanks to Weston Nurseries & Webster First Federal Credit Union for providing the pumpkins and prizes.

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Video: Golden Pond hosts "Dance for our Aging Population" at town common

Golden Pond Assisted Living hosted the "Dance for our Aging Population" also known as the "DAPpers Movement" program at the town common. The class is instructed by Rachel Balaban. Balaban serves as the Regional Coordinator for "Dance for PD" and is assisted by Brown University Students. Canadian born Hare Krishna Monk Bhaktimarga Swami (a.k.a. the walking monk) also stumbled upon the class and joined the "DAPpers Movement."

The monthly class has a number of goals including:
● Increase coordination and flexibility while releasing body tension
● Improve balance and gait, strengthen your core, feel power and grace in your movements
● Enhance awareness of your body and aliveness through movement
● Breathe more deeply and vocalize more fully
● Experience different types of music that can affect you in different ways
● Feel supported as you explore in a safe and comfortable environment
● Socialize within a friendly and supportive community

For more information you can contact the below:
Rachel Balaban: [email protected] 401.261.7062
Lisa Mancuso [email protected] 508.435.1250 ext. 21
Kelly Grill [email protected] 508.435.9222

Check out some scenes from the "DaPpers" and hear from instructor Rachel Balaban in the video below.

Coming soon you can see an HCAM news interview with Bhaktimarga Swami (a.k.a. the walking monk)

New Principal at Elmwood School

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Superintendent Dr. Cathy MacLeod announced in a letter to parents that David Ljungberg has accepted a position in the central office and will no longer be the principal of Elmwood School. 2 year assistant principal Anne Carver will serve as the interim principal while Joanna Bowolick will take over as interim assistant principal. The letter of the announcement is below.

"Dear Parents/Guardians:

Girl Scout Registration

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Girl Scout Registration will be taking place on Wednesday, September 30 and Thursday, October 1 at the Hopkinton Town Common Gazebo at 6:00 PM. Stop by to register your girl, or to learn how to become a volunteer! For questions, email [email protected], or contact Michelle Schofield at 617-352-0162 or [email protected].

Senate Passes Bill to Repeal License Suspensions for Non-driving Drug Offenses

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BOSTON— The Massachusetts Senate today voted in favor of Senate Bill 2014, An Act relative to motor vehicle license suspension, Senator Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland) announced.

This bill repeals the current law that subjects individuals convicted of a non-violent drug offense to an automatic license suspension for up to five years and a license reinstatement fee of $500, even if the offense does not involve motor vehicles in any way. Thirty-four states, including every other New England state, have already taken action to repeal similar laws.

Keefe Tech Awarded Grant for "Reality Check" Fair

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FRAMINGHAM, MA - Keefe Regional Technical School Business Technology instructor
Margaret Ellis was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Massachusetts State Treasurer’s
Financial Education Innovation Fund to host a “Reality Check” Fair on October 16, 2015, from
8:00 am to noon at the school. Additionally, TD Bank has added a $1,000 sponsorship to the
“Reality Check” Fair. The program, offered for the first time this year at Keefe, provides an
exciting and effective opportunity for members of the senior class to learn how to make realworld

Hopkinton Police Drug Take-Back Day September 26th, 10am-2pm

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The Hopkinton Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public another opportunity to prevent pull abuse or theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to Hopkinton Police Headquarters at 74 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA, Saturday September 26th between 10am and 2pm. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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Video: Polyarts 2015

Polyarts took place during the 300th anniversary celebration weekend. Vendors included some locally owned business as well as some Hopkinton locals who set up shop. HCAM news talked to some vendors and attendees. Some of the vendors who talked with HCAM news include: Kendalls Crafts, Keep Smilin 4 Abbie, Mbrace Studios, Air of Elegance Lighting, Sew Cute by Liv and one of a kind homemade handbags. The afternoon featured music from the Alter Ego Band.

Check out highlights in the video below.

2015 State of the Downtown Forum

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Please join the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce on Friday, September 25th at HCAM to hear from on the current “State of Our Downtown.” It is free and open to the public.

When: Friday, September 25th at 7:30am
Where: HCAM, 77 Main St, Hopkinton
RSVP: (free event)


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