Public Announcement: Notice of Work Being Performed

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The Permanent Building Committee would like to announce that as part of the Library Project, a well driller will begin drilling for a geothermal test well at 9 Church Street starting the week of July 13, 2015. The drilling is planned to take up to five days with hours of operation planned from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Once drilling is completed a continuous 72 ­hour pump test will commence. The 72 ­hour pump test is required to determine the water withdrawal capacity of the well.

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Video: Locals take off from Hopkinton for 6th Annual "Heather's Ride"

Local Motorcyclists, which included many members of Fire Departments in the area met in the former Colella's parking lot to head to the Laconia Harley Davidson in Meredith, New Hampshire for the "6th Annual Heather Lynne Siebert Memorial Ride". "Heather’s Ride" is an effort to raise money for the patients and families who are affected by lengthy hospital stays. Paying for mostly anything needed insurance does not cover." Funds raised from The ride supports the Heather Siebert patient support fund at the Boston Children's hospital. For More information:

Check out the video below for scenes from the takeoff as well as Hopkinton Fire Fighter Mike Prescott talking about the event.

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Video: "Yogurt Beach" Welcomed to Hopkinton

Town officials, local business leaders and government officials along with the chamber of commerce gathered at "Yogurt Beach" on 34 Main Street to welcome the frozen yogurt shop to downtown Hopkinton. After a ribbon cutting ceremony, Chamber of Commerce President Scott Richardson presented owner Chris Cooney with a certificate of recognition on behalf of the chamber, State Representative Carolyn Dykema was in attendance to offer Chris a citation on behalf of the state.

John Coutinho represented the Selectmen to welcome Yogurt Beach and emphasized "Yogurt Beach" is positive for downtown: "this is part of that whole visioning we have been working on the last year, part of the downtown revitalization."

Chair of the Planning Board Ken Weismantel spoke about how new business coming to town such as Yogurt Beach helped erode the conversation of increasing downtown parking capabilities; "I am using this as an opportunity to suggest to our selectmen that it's time to get some off-street parking so that business's can come here, we don't want to be limited by the amount of seats."

Owner of "Yogurt Beach" and Hopkinton native Chris Cooney mentioned his family moved to Memphis for 2 years but they are glad to be back; "we went for 2 years, and I will say you don't realize what you have until you leave it... we love Hopkinton, we love the school system, we love the people, it's very unique here." Cooney also praised Town Manager Norman Khumalo as well as town boards for the extensive help they provided in the process of opening his business; "it wasn't simple, but it was smooth, we ran into hurdles, they helped us get over hurdles...they gave us a lot of suggestions on how to get through it rather than saying hey it's your's."

In the first video you can see the highlights of the Chamber of Commerce welcoming ceremony for "Yogurt Beach"

In the second video you can see an HCAM News interview with owner of "Yogurt Beach" Chris Cooney.

Roadwork Notice for Wednesday July 15th

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On Wednesday July 15 Saddle Hill Rd at Proctor St will be closed from 7 am – 3 pm to replace a collapsed drain pipe. Please seek alternate routes.

Thank you,
Mike Mansir
Hopkinton Highway Manager

Hopkinton Center Trail Grand Opening of Art on the Trail

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Nine new sculptures to be unveiled at Aug. 2 Ceremony

Hopkinton House & Garden Tour a Success

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The Hopkinton House & Garden Tour in honor of the town’s 300th Anniversary was a great success for many reasons but especially so because of the generous response from the homeowners, sponsors and volunteers. Almost 300 people toured the wonderful houses and gardens of 2 Park St., 5 East Main St., 1 Leonard St., 11 Holt St., 97 Ash St., 9 Frankland Rd., 10 Andrea Dr., 2 Wescott St., 16 Whalen Rd., 39 Blueberry Lane, 29 School St and 250 Wood St.

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Video: Sandy Beach Opens for 2015 Summer Season

Sandy Beach officially opened for the summer season. Some of the new features include new playground equipment, trails, an overlook of the lake and added handicap accessibility. The playground features a volleyball court, a gaga pit, and an octagon shaped dodge-ball pit. The first phase of the 3 phase plan was clearing the beach of litter and "unneeded vegetation" and adding sand to the beach. Chair of the Parks and Recreation Commission Bob Dobinski stated renovations to the park have been ongoing for the past 4 years. Dobinski stated: "We look forward to continue to serve the residents of Hopkinton and to support the residents of Hopkinton with their recreation and leisure activities".

To see more from the Sandy Beach opening Ceremony, watch the video below.

2015 B.A.A. Half Marathon® Registration Opens Wednesday, July 15

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60% of available entries will be filled through random selection process beginning on July 15.

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Video: HCAM News 6-26-2015

On this edition of HCAM News, Jon and his son Jonathan Hueber of Crosspoint Associates sat down with HCAM news to talk about the purchase of the former Colella’s Property and the CVS lease of space in the building, Center School had Patriotic pride, as they celebrated Flag Day, and Lifelong resident and retired firefighter Bill Hamilton presented Hopkinton History and Ice Cream at the Senior Center as part of the 300th Anniversary, but first CVS Pharmacy coming to the former Colella’s plaza was the big topic of discussion at the most recent Board of Selectmen Meeting.

Celebrate Downtown Hopkinton

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Positive Things Are Happening in Downtown Hopkinton! Join with a number of business and community leaders to

Celebrate Downtown Hopkinton
With Hopkinton's Newest Business
Thursday, July 9th
5:30 pm

Please pre-register at:

Join us at Yogurt Beach located at 34 Main St to give them a big Hopkinton welcome.


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