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Solar Incentive Program Extended Due to Storm

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The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) today announced that the deadline for the Solarize Massachusetts program (Solarize Mass) has been extended to Nov. 4 due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the Commonwealth.

Hurricane Sandy Photos

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Here are some photos of downed trees from Hurricane Sandy. Several of these locations have been identified by the Department of Public Works as priorities for NSTAR's action to remove hazards on the wires as the roads are blocked by wires and impacting public safety. HCAM News hoped to catch the DPW and NSTAR crews at work, but wasn't able to cross paths before the heavy rain this afternoon. We did see a police cruiser and DPW trucks enroute to the Pond Street area, but the road was not passable without driving all the way around.

Hopkinton Lacrosse Team Raises Over $15,000 for Dana-Farber

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The Hopkinton Pirates, a youth club lacrosse team, raised over $15,800 through their Pirates For A Cure fundraiser. The Hopkinton lacrosse players decided to shave their heads to raise funds for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in honor of an extended member of the Pirates family who has been bravely fighting cancer. On October 28, over 30 players waited their turn to sit in the barber’s chair to shed their hair to complete the fundraising activity. Since the team raised over $10,000 the coaches kept their promise and had their heads shaved as well.

Property Assessments Now Available Online

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In accordance with guidelines established by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, the Board of Assessors has completed a triennial reassessment program for all properties within the Town. The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has given preliminary certification of values. The resulting values are those upon which the actual Fiscal Year 2013 tax bills will be based. The law in Massachusetts requires that all property be assessed at its fair cash value – what a willing buyer would pay a willing seller. The rationale for full value assessment is equity.

Real Estate Taxes Due November 1st

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Please note that real estate taxes are due on Thursday, November 1, 2012. Paper copies of tax bills are mailed twice a year, and the bills due on November 1 were mailed out in early July. If you cannot locate your bill, you can look it up and pay onlne at taxbillsonline.

For questions, contact Treasurer Maureen Dwinnell or Diane Hendrickson at 508-497-9715.

Residents on Wells Without Power

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Please be advised that residents on wells that do not have power may fill up water jugs at the tan shed located in front of the Grove St Tanks. Faucet is located on the back of the shed facing the large tank.

Registration Open for 2013 Hopkins School Ski Program

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The Hopkinton Parks and Recreation Department sponsors the after school ski program. We will again be going to Nashoba Valley Ski Area in Westford on Monday afternoons for 6 weeks on Jan. 7, 14, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 25. Lessons will be offered for beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. Experienced skiers/riders will be able to participate in a ski/ride only program that does not include lessons.

Levy Endorses Lamb

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Today Marty Lamb, Republican candidate for State Representative in the Eighth Middlesex District, announced that Rep. Steven Levy has endorsed his candidacy.

"I am proud to endorse Marty Lamb for State Representative. He is extremely knowledgeable on small business issues. He will help us create a pro-business climate in Massachusetts so we can put people back to work," said Levy. "I know that Marty and I will be able to work well together in fighting for the interests of Westborough."

Hopkinton Readies for Impact of Hurricane Sandy

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Hopkinton Situational Awareness Statement (HSAS) #1
Saturday, 27 October 2012 at 1600 hours

Good Afternoon, this is Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director Ken Clark

NStar Making Preparations

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One year after the historic October Nor'easter, New England is again threatened by a major storm. NSTAR is making preparations and we want to make sure you have the information you need to be prepared as well.

If you experience an outage, please call 800-592-2000 or go to www.nstar.com (via PC or mobile device) to report it. It's important that you report an outage even if you think your neighbors may have already reported it. The more information we have, the better we are able to improve our assessment of damage and make repairs.

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