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Motivate Your Teen to Stay Focused as the Year Ends

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The end of the school year is in sight—and many teens might already be mentally checked out, spending more time daydreaming about afternoons at the pool than learning pre-calculus.

Help your teen remain focused throughout these last weeks of school—especially on important end-of-year exams. Here’s how you can help your teen stay engaged in school:

Touch A Truck and the Food Truck Festival

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Touch A Truck and the Food Truck Festival are coming up the end of this month, May 31 at the HHS parking lot.

Below are the event details to share with your audience, and the promotional poster is attached:

Join Us for the 4th Annual Touch-a-Truck and Food Festival!

Parade and Memorial Day Events in Hopkinton

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Honor Veterans with Ceremonies, Parade and Taps

On Monday, May 25, 2015, Hopkinton will hold its annual Memorial Day commemorative events. Events will include prayers, readings, playing of “Taps”, gun salutes, a parade and will culminate with the raising of the flag and the singing of the National Anthem at the Town Common.

Celebrate Hopkinton Swing Dance

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Tickets on sale now! Celebrate Hopkinton Swing Dance at HHS -- Saturday, May 2, $25 Per Couple or $15 Per Individual

Swing Dance Lessons start at 6:15 PM with Dance Instructor Richard Conti, voted 2014 Dance Host of the Year by Stardust Dance Productions. Music by Soft Touch from 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM.

For questions or to buy tickets by phone, please call (508) 435-0244.

To purchase tickets online, click here.

Tickets are also available at Country Plus and Swoon Central.

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Video: Annual Hopkinton Little League Parade Kicks Off Season

The Hopkinton Little Leaguers had their annual parade and ceremony to kickoff the season.
Video 1 is the full HCAM footage of the Parade and Ceremony
Video 2 is the Highlights

For More Information about Hopkinton Little League: http://www.hopkintonlittleleague.com/

Mandatory Water Ban Now In Effect

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We are mandated by the town’s water management permit with the State, to limit nonessentialout door use, to protect stream flow, aquatic life and ensure sustainable drinking water. The town is required to implement a MANDATORY State of Water Supply Conservation from May 1st through September 30th each year, pursuant to the town’s water use restriction by-law. Under chapter 199-6 Section F; Lawn sprinklers may be used for lawn watering, two days per week, outside of the hours of 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Hopkinton DPW Job Posting

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The Town of Hopkinton seeks 3 Intermittent Laborers for 40 hours per week available to work between approximately May 11th through September 1st to perform the following duties:

- Lawn mowing
- Weed trimming
- Miscellaneous property cleanups
- Other maintenance-type related duties  

Qualifications: 
- Ability to drive a one-ton dump truck with trailer
- Prior experience with landscaping and/or maintenance
- Good interpersonal skills and the ability to follow written and verbal instructions

Walking the Camino de Santiago at the Hopkinton Public Library

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Walk 500 miles across Spain?!

Every year, thousands of modern-day pilgrims walk a centuries-old trail leading to the tomb of St. James in Santiago, Spain. What is the Camino de Santiago, and why are so many drawn to make this arduous journey today? Hear about the history, culture, and legacy of this ancient pilgrimage from peregrina Nancy Nee Hanifin, co-chair of the Boston Chapter of the American Pilgrims on the Camino on Wednesday, May 13 at 7:00 PM in the Hopkinton Public Library.

Water & Sewer 2015 Spring Update

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This past winter was truly challenging for all, including the Water and Sewer Department. The unrelenting snow and record breaking cold, had crews working long hours snow plowing, hydrant clearing, and thawing out frozen water lines. The frost was over 4 ½ deep in some areas and proved very difficult to make repairs and thaw water lines. We would like to send out a huge thank you to all those, who again helped keep the fire hydrants clear. Your help was essential in providing fire safety.

Editorial: Supporting Jean Bertschmann for School Committee

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I am writing to support the reelection of Jean Bertschmann for School Committee. I know Jean ‘in passing.’ I have run into her at every school event, literally every event, over the last ten years and in the last six years have had multiple conversations with her before or after each of the district’s searches for new Principals, Superintendents, and most recently, the hiring of our new Director of Student Services (SpEd Director).

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