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Full Coverage: Team Hoyt Statue Unveiled

On Monday, April 8 local and state officials and representatives from John Hancock Financial Services were joined by Dick and Rick Hoyt and the students of Center School for the official unveiling of the Team Hoyt bronze sculpture, created by artist Mike Tabor, that now sits on the Center School lawn. The statue was commissioned by Hancock to commemorate the Hoyts 30th Boston Marathon run, was donated to the Town of Hopkinton and will now forever inspire with others with the Hoyt's message of "Yes You Can".

To see highlights from the speeches made and the reactions to the unveiling, be sure to check out the HCAM News video below.

Photos from the unveiling can be found on our photo website, Scene in Hopkinton.

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Dancing in a New Class at the Senior Center

They sing, act, and even do some shimmying. And now thanks to a new class sponsored by the Hopkinton Center for the Arts at the Senior Center, this group of energetic seniors now have an outlet to shine onstage. The two hour class, along with some after school programs for teens, is being funded by a grant from the Foundation for MetroWest, an organization dedicated to supporting local non profits.

The group is preparing for a performance on May 10th, which will incorporate all of the different performing styles that they have been practicing. And although the class has met a couple times already, new participants are encouraged to join.

The class meets every Thursday at 9:30am at the Senior Center. Reporting for HCAM News, I'm Stephanie Kane.

Veterans to Be Honored at Marathon Start

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The Hopkinton Marathon Committee will honor three local veterans at the start of the 117th Boston Marathon on Patriots’ Day, April 15, 2013. This year’s honorees include Robert Fayard, U.S. Navy; George Gross, U.S. Army, and Thomas Igartua, U.S. Marines.

Phipps and Pratt Family Members Selected to Start Second and Third Waves of the Boston Marathon

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The Hopkinton Marathon Committee has selected family members of late Hopkinton residents Paul Phipps and Joe Pratt to fire the starter’s pistol for the second and third waves of the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

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Highlights: HPTA Children's Gallery and Family Fun Event

As one of the HPTA's biggest yearly fundraisers, Hopkins School was the place to be on April 6th for the Children's Basket Gallery and Family Fun Day. The event provided all sorts of entertainment including jousting, face painting, and a performance by Jungle Jim. But the big draw of the day was the themed raffle baskets. Items donated for the baskets were purchased by residents and included items related to sports, art, and technology, where items included an Ipad, a Nintendo 3DS, a Kindle, and an Xbox.

Watch the HCAM News video for a peek at the action.

For photos, viist Scene in Hopkinton.

John Hancock Brings Defending Champions, Past Champions and Elite Kenyan Runners to Hopkinton’s Elmwood Elementary for Rally

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Roughly 600 children from the Elmwood Elementary School in Hopkinton will shout jambo (which means greetings in Swahili) when Boston Marathon defending champions Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop, 2010 Men’s Open champion Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot, 2006 Women’s Open champion Rita Jeptoo and other elite Kenyan runners arrive in the Elmwood Elementary School gym in Hopkinton on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 10 a.m., for the annual pre-race rally.

Dykema Supports Transportation Finance Legislation, Opposes Small Business Tax

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Dear Residents of the 8th Middlesex District,

Last night, on behalf of our district, I voted to support transportation finance legislation that will increase funding to our towns for road repair and address concerns about state reliance on debt. Despite support for the plan by many business groups, my vote in favor of the plan was not easy; it required supporting a 3 cent per gallon gas tax increase and additional taxes on tobacco and commercial interests that will affect residents and local businesses in all of our towns.

Mandatory Water Ban Begins May 1

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From Water-Sewer Manager Eric Carty:
We are required by the town’s water management permit with the state:

1.) to limit nonessential outdoor use,
2.) to protect stream flow, aquatic life and
3.) ensure sustainable drinking water.

The town is required to implement a MANDATORY State of Water Supply Conservation from May 1 through September 30 each year, pursuant to the town’s water use restriction by-law.

Candidate Statement: Amy Ritterbusch for School Committee

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My name is Amy Ritterbusch and I am running for the one open seat on our School Committee this year. I have lived in Hopkinton for nine years and like most residents I am a supporter of high quality public education in our town. My husband, Tim, and I have three children (Grades 7, 5 and 2) in the Hopkinton Public Schools. I have a BA from UMass Amherst. In addition to my many volunteer roles in town, I have a freelance web design business.

ESL’s Rising Star Troupe Presents Goldilocks on Trial April 12

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Should Goldilocks be found guilty of breaking and entering at the home of the Three Bears? Find out at the performance of Goldilocks on Trial at Hopkins School in Hopkinton on April 12 at 7:00 p.m. This comedy is being presented by Enter Stage Left Theater’s Rising Star Troupe, a new actor training program for actors in grades 4 – 8. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door or at www.hopartscenter.org.

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