Hopkinton Marathon Committee Selling T-Shirts to Support One Fund

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The Hopkinton Marathon Committee (HMC) is coordinating T-shirt sales to benefit Boston Marathon bombing victims through One Fund Boston. Colella’s Supermarket is selling the T-shirts at its customer service booth for $20 each, with proceeds going to One Fund Boston. The grey T-shirts have an image of the Boston Marathon starting line on the front, while the back reads, “With you at the start, with you at the finish, with you forever.

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"Sky is the Limit" Courtyard Project Underway at Hopkinton Middle School

On the Middle School grounds sits a courtyard, approximately the size of 10 classrooms, that can only be accessed through a boy's bathroom, and therefore is not open to students. For Middle School Assistant Principal Maryellen Grady, that unused space seemed like a wasted opportunity. Now, her vision of creating a multi-functional learning and hangout environment is becoming a reality as the "Sky is the Limit" courtyard revitalization project is getting underway.

To get the project started, Grady enlisted the help of the School Climate Committee, which initially comprised of teachers, parents, and a student representative. Several other students were added to the committee this year to help with the project.

When completed, the courtyard will include several outdoor classrooms, including one designed for science experiments, a reading and study area, picnic benches for outdoor lunches, a frog pond, and a stage and movie theater for movies, dances, plays, and presentations. The courtyard will also be eco-friendly as it will include composting bins and solar panel lampposts. For both Grady and the students, the benefits of this outdoor outlet are endless.

On April 25th, Grady alongside a few student representatives as well as Hopkinton-based architect Tom Dawson, who designed the layout, presented their ideas to the School Committee, and were met with enthusiasm for the project.

The plan is to make the space open to not only Middle School students, but to the entire community. Currently, the plan is to do the renovation in phases. The first phase, creating additional access points besides the boys bathroom, will cost approximately $20,000, and is slated to be completed by the start of the new school year. To date, the school has raised over $9,000, including an $8,000 donation from the Hopkinton Education Foundation, which is enough money to build one door. The entire project is estimated to be completed by no later than 2016 and will cost roughly $200,000. To donate money, time, or ideas to the project, contact Maryellen Grady at (508) 497-9830 or

Retire Your Worn Flag

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What do you do with your torn, soiled, faded US and State flags?

Massport can help you solve this problem.

We hold a flag retirement ceremony on or near Flag Day (June 14th) every year. The ceremony this year begins promptly at 11:30 AM on Friday, June 14th, and all are welcome to attend. The location is at Logan Airport on Harborside Drive, just past the Hyatt Hotel. You will see a sign on the sidewalk for the event. Parking is free. Families are welcome.

During this ceremony all torn, soiled, faded flags are honorably retired in a formal, respectful way.

Water Test on June 8

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Please be advised the Liberty Mutual will be conducting a required fire flow test on Saturday June 8th. You may notice some discoloration in the water following the test. Please check your water before using it and you may need to flush your line to clear your pipes.

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Eric J. Carty
Water-Sewer Manager
PO Box 171
Hopkinton MA, 01748

P 508-497-9765
F 508-497-9767

Update: More Roadwork

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The contractor working for the Town of Hopkinton will be installing asphalt shim work on Tuesday June 4th and Wednesday June 5th in preparation for resurfacing on the following streets.

Lumber St – 630’ south of West Main St to 3805’ south of West Main St.

Spring St – Pond St to the Upton town line.

Saddle Hill Rd – 750’ south of Equestrian Dr to 550’ north of Equestrian Dr.

One lane of traffic will be open at all times.

Thank you,

Mike Mansir
Hopkinton Highway Manager

Detour Coming to Main Street Construction

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UPDATE - The Town, Police Department, Contractor and Engineer met at the site Monday afternoon regarding maintaining 2 lanes of traffic in Main Street during construction. After laying out the construction zone, the roadway is not quite wide enough in this area to maintain 2-lanes of traffic safely. As such, construction is being delayed to Monday June 10, 2013 to provide time for notification for a traffic detour in the eastbound lane.

Veterans Breakfast Friday June 7

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Invitation to the next Veterans Breakfast from Hank Allessio:

The Senior Center mess hall will serve breakfast for Veterans on Friday, 7 June 2013, at or before 0900 hours. The menu includes eggs, bacon, hash, home fries, biscuits, plenty of coffee -- and chipped beef. Please invite your friends who don't receive this email.

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Watch the HCAM News video with HCAM volunteer Tom Dings as he talks about his work filming and editing the recent performances of Noteworthy, a choral group at Hopkinton High School.

Enter Stage Left to Present Godspell on June 14-15

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Enter Stage Left, the resident theater of the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, will be presenting the popular musical Godspell at 8:00 p.m. on June 14 and 15 at First Unitarian Church of Milford (23 Pine St, Milford). Tickets are $17 general admission; $13 students and seniors, and are available at

New Charge for Youth Commission

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At their May 21st 2013 meeting, the Board of Selectmen charged The Youth Commission “…with identifying the emerging and ongoing needs of Hopkinton’s youth and families. The Commission is responsible for creating community-wide opportunities that support long term well-being of all youth.”

To read the new charge in its entirety, click here.

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