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Touch-A-Truck Returns on May 31

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Hopkinton Public Library Foundation will host its 4th Annual Touch-A-Truck and Food Truck Festival on Sunday, May 31, 2015, from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM at the Hopkinton High School parking lot. Children can touch and climb on trucks and vehicles of all sorts, including Hopkinton’s fire trucks, construction vehicles, interesting cars, and more!

Yard Sale Donations Wanted

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Unused or unwanted items in your attic? The Hopkinton Historical Society is accepting used household goods in good condition for their upcoming yard sale on June 6-7. Drop-off times (at 168 Hayden Rowe St) are Tuesdays and Thursdays (3:00-5:00 PM) and Saturdays (1:00-4:00 PM) from May 23 through June 4. Call 508-435-4502 for more information. Please no electronics, clothing, or books.

Hopkinton Girl Scouts Announce Annual Bridging Ceremony - May 26th

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Hopkinton Girl Scouts will celebrate their many accomplishments by crossing the 'bridge' in a symbolic recognition of their completion of one level and preparation for the transition to the next level; including Daisies to Brownies, Brownies to Juniors, Juniors to Cadettes, Cadettes to Seniors and Seniors to Adults. This annual time honored celebration of all levels of Hopkinton Girl Scouts, will be held at Faith Community Church in Hopkinton on May 26th, 2015 at 6:00pm.

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Video: Water-Sewer Manager Eric Carty and Owner of Weston Nurseries Peter Mezitt talk Rain Barrels

The water & sewer department is working with local businesses to help encourage water conservation. Water & Sewer manager Eric Carty and owner of Weston nurseries Peter Mezitt talked about how the purchase of a rain barrel can help reduce water consumption. Hopkinton residents are also being offered a discount on rain barrels.

Water & Sewer Manager mentioned that Weston Nurseries, Angels Garden Center and Evergreen Garden Center are working with the town to raise awareness for water conservation; "we're unfortunately mandated by the state, to put on water restrictions every year". Carty mentioned that the garden centers are working with the town to show how patrons can water their gardens properly while being cautions of water use.

In the video below, owner of Weston Nurseries Peter Mezitt and Water & Sewer Manager Eric Carty show how to properly use a Rain Barrel.

HCA: Arts in Bloom Exhibit Announces Prize Winners

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Hopkinton Center for the Arts host annual juried exhibit

House & Garden Tour in Celebration of Hopkinton’s 300th Anniversary

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A House & Garden Tour will be given on Sunday, June 14 from 11:00 AM-5:00 PM in celebration of Hopkinton's 300th Anniversary.

Tickets bought in advance cost $25.00, and are available at the Hopkinton Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale on May 16 from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM on the Town Common. Tickets are also available at Angel’s Garden Center, 65 School St. & Country Plus, 20 Main St. Cash or check only.

Major accident backs up traffic on 495 South heading towards Milford during overnight hours

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Early Wednesday morning around 1am a crash occurred causing a serious injury to a pedestrian on 495 South, about a mile from Exit 20 in Milford. The crash closed all 3 lanes on the highway for approximately 20 minutes. The left lane was then opened up while the other 2 lanes remained closed for reconstruction of the crash. Massachusetts State Police and emergency services were quick to get to the scene.

Weather Trends in Hopkinton: May 3rd-10th

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According to the DPW weather station, the highest temperature reached in Hopkinton last week was 93 degrees, the lowest was about 45. Average temperature last week in Hopkinton was 66 degrees. Humidity was at an average of 56.5%, the peak was 95% while the lowest was 18%. Wind Speed averaged 2.2 MPH, while reaching a high of 14 MPH. Only 0.02 inches of Precipitation fell last week in Hopkinton. You can see all the averages for Hopkinton below and be on the lookout for future weather updates in Hopkinton.

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Video Segment: Meet the Parks and Recreation Commission Candidates

HCAM and Hopkinton Women's Club presented "Know your Vote" which featured candidates in this years town election. Parks and Recreation Commission unexpired term until 2017 is one of two contested races. Candidates Laura Hanson and Robert McGuire spoke during the live broadcast about why they are running.

You can see the Candidate statements below and the video of the candidates introducing themselves.

Laura Hanson Candidate Statement Below:
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Hello Fellow Hopkintonians,

My name is Laura Hanson and I am a candidate for the Parks and Rec department.

I have lived in Hopkinton for 16 years, and although this is my first foray into any kind of public office, I have been involved with the town since I moved here. I graduated from Colgate University, where I was captain of the Women’s Rugby team and a head Instructor for the Outdoor Rec department. I was a Special Ed Instructor, and ran the Infant Daycare at Lovelace Hospital in Albuquerque, NM. I enjoy working with kids and parents to provide the best experience for both. I am a mother of three kids, and love volunteering at school. I have been involved in Scouting for thirteen years; as a Cub Scout den leader, a Girl Scout troop leader and a Scout committee member. I have been committed to Scouting For Food as a town wide committee member and a unit coordinator for both Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. I am a certified CPR instructor, and I support the continuing education programs Parks and Rec has to offer. I strongly support Project Just Because, Baypath Humane Society and Serenity House, all wonderful organizations which our community benefits from.

In many of the activities my family and I have participated in, Parks and Rec has played a key part. It offers sports and outdoor activities, as well as continuing education. I believe that Hopkinton is a wonderful community that gives back to its children and its citizens, and I see the Parks and Rec department as an excellent resource offering opportunities for growth and development for Hopkinton citizens of all ages.

I work hard to get things done, and I consider every side of a situation. As I am a newcomer to politics, I hope to bring a fresh and open-minded approach. My children are still in the school system, so I am available and actively involved on a daily basis. I believe that by working together we can offer programs and opportunities that benefit all residents of the community, while still being fiscally responsible.

I would be honored to be a member of the Hopkinton Parks and Recreation Commission, and I promise to do all I can to help this department serve the community in the most efficient and effective way possible.

Thank you for giving me this chance and your vote!

Bob McGuire Candidate Statement Below:

Hello Hopkinton!

My name is Bob McGuire and I am a candidate for Parks & Recreation Commissioner. My wife, Valerie, and I have lived in Hopkinton since 2000, raising our four children ranging in age from 13 to 17 years old. We have embraced all this wonderful community has to offer and I am committed to giving back for the many opportunities it has afforded our children and ourselves.

For the past 15 years, it has been a privilege to donate my time to Hopkinton Youth Soccer, Hopkinton Little League, the recreation and travel basketball programs as a coach or assistant coach. In addition to volunteering in the athletic programs, I’ve also volunteered my time as a member of the Zoning Advisory Committee (ZAC), Hopkinton 2020 Vision Committee, and the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce, serving as President for two years. Last November, I was honored to be appointed to the unexpired Park and Recreation seat, for which I am now a candidate. The last 5 months have provided me an opportunity to learn firsthand all that the Park and Recreation Department does and it is impressive. It’s a great organization that truly puts a priority in offering as many programs as possible for not only our youth but also for citizens of all ages. Consider the public outdoor ice rink on the grounds of the Middle School this winter. It had been a vision for many years and was finally realized because of the commitment of the members of the Commission. The rink provided a free outdoor opportunity for fun for families and these are the types of offerings that cultivate community and healthy choices.

I am excited to continue to support and further develop the program offerings with Jay Guelfi and his team as Park and Recreation Commissioner. My skill set, my enthusiasm for the town, my knowledge of the commission, and my appreciation for the value of physical fitness make me an ideal candidate for the position. I respectfully ask for your vote. I’d truly appreciate your support.

Please vote on Monday, May 18th.
Bob

2015 Hopkinton Little League Fundraiser

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Join us for a Night of Fun to Support HLL on Saturday, May 30th 7pm-11pm at the Portuguese Club in Milford.

The cost is $60 for one ticket or $100 for two. Each ticket admits 1 adult and includes:

o Buffet Dinner catered by Oliva’s
o 2 Drink Tickets
o Chances to win Cash Give-Aways!
o Exciting Auction Items and Sports Memorabilia!

Tickets can be purchased:

*online at www.hopkintonlittleleague.org
*ask any HLL coach and look for ticket sellers at the fields!

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