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2014 Boston Marathon Registration to Begin on September 9 - Field Size Set at 36,000 Official Entrants for 2014 Race

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Registration for the 2014 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The B.A.A. will use the same process to register qualified runners as it used in the 2012 and 2013 Marathons, allowing the fastest qualifiers to register first.

Registration will be held entirely online at www.baa.org. The qualification window for the 2014 Boston Marathon began last year on September 22, 2012.

Golden Pond Launches New Website

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Assisted Living at Golden Pond, an independent lifestyle and assisted living community, today announced the launch of its redesigned website, which supports navigation through smartphone and tablet devices, as well as provides enhanced resources to caregivers, seniors and professionals.

The new website comes online in advance of the grand opening of Golden Pond’s expanded facility, scheduled for October, which will offer additional apartments and new services for residents. Golden Pond is located at 50 West Main Street in Hopkinton.

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Video Highlights: Hopkinton Architectural Tour

As a way to raise money for Hopkinton's 300th anniversary in 2015, residents were invited to take an architectural tour of the downtown area on August 17th and 18th. The hour-long tour, which was sponsored by the Historic District Commission and the Friends of Hopkinton Anniversary Celebrations, was led by Hopkinton native Jennifer Doherty, who recently completed her masters in preservation studies from Boston University.

The first stop on the tour was the common to look at some of the houses that surround it. Then the tour moved on down to Hayden Rowe Street. The tour then turned onto Pleasant Street and then onto Grove Street. Once back onto Main Street, the tour concluded with a brief history of the 1906 Hopkinton Supply Company Building.

Watch the HCAM News video to see highlights of the tour.

Water Main Project Nears Completion - More Detours and Water Shut Down Planned

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As the project nears completion, the final water main connections of the Main Street Water Main Project will be made this week on Wednesday and Thursday night. The contractors will be working at Pleasant Street and Main Street and will be connecting the new 12-inch water main to the Town’s existing 12-inch mains. The two existing 12-inch water mains are major transmission mains for the Town and will need to be shut-down during the connection. These connections are complicated and critical.

Register Now: Baypath’s 4th annual Paws & Claws Run/Walk – Sunday, October 20th!

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The Paws & Claws 5K Run/Walk to benefit Baypath is ON for Sunday, October 20th.

Our USATF-certified course takes you through beautiful Hopkinton State Park during peak foliage season — a breathtaking setting, shared with like-minded folks all there in support of Baypath’s vital work in the community. What could be better?

Our planners are hard at work – we can’t wait to welcome you to our biggest, best outing yet:

Loop Road Passable For Hopkins Open House On Wednesday.

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Hopkins Open House:
Aug. 28 - 8:30am to 10:30am

Please be aware that the road to Hopkins is undergoing some construction and paving. The road will be passable from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 28 for the Hopkins Open House. You may encounter a traffic back-up and may be directed around some impassable areas. Please be patient and follow police directions. The road will close promptly at 10:30.

We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow morning!

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Senior Picnic Video Highlights

Under bright sunny skies, over 100 seniors from Hopkinton, Holliston, Southborough, and Westborough gathered at the Laborer's Training Center for some Italian food and raffle prizes during State Representative Carolyn Dykema's annual Senior Picnic on August 21st. The event, which was started by former State Representative Barbara Gardner, gives Dykema a chance to meet and talk with seniors in her district. Also in attendance, State Senator Karen Spilka.

Several volunteers from each community were on hand to serve food to the seniors, which was donated by Bazel's in Holliston, including Hopkinton Board of Selectmen member Brian Herr.

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Volunteers Spruce Up Hopkinton's Schools

Check out the HCAM News video as we visit each of Hopkinton's schools for Spruce Up Day, a volunteer effort spearheaded by Superintendent Dr. Cathy MacLeod to help clean up the grounds, pull weeds and spruce up for opening day on Wednesday, September 4.

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HCAM Training Workshop: What's It All About?

Although summer around Hopkinton may be slow, the HCAM studio is a busy place, hosting a weekly workshop for community members of all ages interested in learning about all of the aspects that go into the creation of a television show.

During the 5-week-long hands-on course, participants learn about producing, directing, the control room, editing, and camera operation.

The ultimate goal of the workshop is to train participants in all facets of television production so that they can both work on existing HCAM programming or even create their own show for the channel.

The next training session is scheduled to begin within the next month or two. Registration is ongoing on a first-come first-served basis at hcam.tv/workshop-sign.

Watch the HCAM News video below to hear what the participants thought about their experience at HCAM and think about signing up for our next class!

Selectmen Meet in Executive Session This Week

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Selectmen meet in Executive Session this week on Tuesday, August 27 to discuss public records requests to the
Massachusetts Gaming Commission as well as , to consider the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property on Ash Street, Also listed on the agenda is the discussion of deployment of security personnel or devices.

Agenda is attached.

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