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Winter Storm Nemo ALERT!

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The Hopkinton Emergency Management Group met on 02/07/2013, and plans are in place to deal with the anticipated effects of Winter Storm Nemo.

With the potential of more than two feet of snow and winds gusting to 60 MPH, we ask all residents to take the appropriate steps to ready themselves.

Your Public Safety Agencies request your assistance in the following area(s);

Basset Hound Found

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Flash the basset hound was found in the woods a block away from her house. She may have dislocated a leg, but she is otherwise happy and healthy.

No School on Friday Due to Storm

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Due to the heavy snow in the forecast, there will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, February 8. All school facilities will also be closed on Saturday, February 9.

Keep Fire Hydrants Accessible

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The Water Department requests your assistance, in maintaining accessibility to the town's fire hydrants, for the safety and protection of everyone. During the winter hydrants can become buried by snow during a big storm. If you have a fire hydrant that that is near your home, please help us make it visible and accessible to the Fire Department for use in an emergency. Precious seconds can be lost searching for the hydrant or removing snow to gain access to it. Help make your neighborhood safe for everyone!

Status Report from Hopkinton 2020

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“We need specific, measurable, time-bound objectives from the Board of Selectmen,” said Chamber of Commerce President Jack Speranza, in his status update from the Chamber’s Economic Development Partnership with the town, presented to the board at their January 22 meeting.

No Sound on Verizon Channel 30 and 31

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For our viewers with cable service from Verizon, there is currently no audio on both channel 30 (HCAM-TV) and channel 31 (HCAM-ED). We are aware of the problem, which is a Verizon problem and have been in contact with their repair personnel. We ask for your patience as we work with Verizon to resolve this problem. In the meantime, all of our programming is available online via our live stream.

"Be Refreshed" - A Seminar for Women

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"Be Refreshed" is a seminar for women which includes a breakfast followed by an engaging presentation. It will be held at the Faith Community Church in Hopkinton on Thursday, February 14 and the speaker for the event is Kathy Bridge and the topic is Be Transparent: Influencing the Ones you Love:

January 2013 "Shoot" Photos

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What happened in Hopkinton during the month of January? From MLK Day of Giving Back, to two visits from Team Hoyt and all of Dick Bartlett's fire and accident photos, pictures tell the story. Click Here for all of our photos featured on "The Shoot" on the front page of our website for the month of January 2013. Enjoy!

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Team Hoyt Brings "Yes You Can" Message to the Middle School

One of the many ways that Team Hoyt strives to educate the public about people with disabilities is through inspirational speaking engagements, and on friday February 1 the Hoyts brought their message to the 7th and 8th graders at the Hopkinton Middle School.

After watching a short film that summarized the story of Rick's birth and the challenges he faced growing up with cerebral palsy, the students listened as Dick Hoyt thanked them and talked about the Hoyts can do attidude.

The students also had the opportunity to hear from Rick directly. In a speech prepared ahead of time with the help of his computer, Rick was able to tell his story in his own words. But the highlight of the afternoon came after the formal presentation when the students asked several followup questions, getting to know the Hoyts even better.

The Middle School Running Club presented the Hoyts with t-shirts, Ms. McNally's class posed for a group photo, and several students lingered for a one on one conversation .

As the Hoyts were preparing to leave, it was evident that they were successful in getting their message across. Watch the HCAM news video for highlights of the event and to listen as students Eric Oleson and Ryan Mastroianni talk about their experience meeting Dick and Rick Hoyt.

"YES YOU CAN"

To see photos from the event, Click Here.

Rep. Dykema Schedules Office Hours

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Continuing a tradition that began when she was first elected, Representative Dykema will holding her quarterly office hours in each of the four towns of the 8th Middlesex District next month.

“Being accessible to constituents was a pledge I made when I was first elected,” said Dykema. “I’ve learned so much from all those who have come to meet with me and I appreciate hearing their thoughts and ideas.”

Residents are encouraged to stop in to the office hours to share concerns, questions and opinions on state issues or simply to chat over a cup of coffee.

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