2013 Boston Marathon Bomber Found Guilty on All 30 Counts

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2013 Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty on all 30 counts. The ruling makes Tsarnaev eligible for the death penalty.

Fox Boston listed the 30 counts at

Conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction.

Free Ice Scream Social on April 16

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Ice Cream Social & The Holliston Band at the Hopkinton Senior Center on Thursday, April 16 at 1:00 pm.

Sign up by calling 508-497-9730.

No Charge, but Donations gratefully accepted.

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Video Segment: Happening in Hopkinton

A few Hopkinton Schools will have new start and end times starting in the 2015-2016 school year. Elementary Schools in Hopkinton released their new hours for the 2015-2016 School year. Hopkins School will start at 8:15am and end at 2:30pm, Elmwood and Center School will start at 9:00am and end at 3:15pm.

The Hopkinton Garden Club won first place at the Boston flower and Garden show and they congratulate their members Henry Schmidt, Deborah Coleman,
Kathy Yankee, Audrey Dempsey, Liz Swenson, and Merylyn Mezitt on winning the blue ribbon in the Design Division’s “Circle of Life” Club Competition.
The group also received the Club Competition Award, a top honor for receiving 95 points or higher in the design scoring., a website that ranks High Schools, Colleges and neighborhoods throughout the country ranked Hopkinton as the 12th best Public High School in Massachusetts. Overall the site ranked 14,431 high schools throughout the country based on key statistics and 4.6 million opinions from 280,000 students and parents. 110 reviews of Hopkinton High School were sent to Niche and based on the reviews and statistics Hopkinton received an exceptional overall ranking.

The Hopkinton Police Department reminds you to be aware for runners training as we get closer to the Boston Marathon. Monday April 20th is the big day, on The big day the Hopkinton Police department would like you to know. There will be no on street parking allowed in or near the center of town on Marathon Monday. Numerous roads in Hopkinton will be posted No Parking. Parking is allowed only in designated parking lots on South Street and at Hopkinton State Park. Parking is not allowed on South Street or Cedar Street. All violators will be ticketed and towed. Parking on school property is prohibited unless authorized.

For more: Watch the video below.

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Video Segment: Signs Up Around Town Raising Runner Awareness

You will see signs placed strategically throughout Hopkinton. The signs are an effort by several organizations to make sure drivers look out for runners training as we get closer to the Marathon. Chairman of Hopkinton Parks and Recreation Bob Dobinski explained; "the runner safety program in Hopkinton is in it's 2nd year and it started from a tragic accident down in North Carolina where a runner was killed training for the marathon."

The Hopkinton Police, Chamber of Commerce, Parks and Recreation Commission, Hopkinton Marathon Fund, 26.2 Foundation and the Hopkinton Runners Club all combined to fund the signs and raise awareness to drivers that there are runners training. Dobinski explained you will find a lot of runners training towards the center of town. Parks & Rec Director Jay Guelfi stated that a lot of runners like to run the marathon route or work there way out from the center of town. A good amount of signs can be found throughout the center of town but also on a number of side streets in Hopkinton.

For more information, watch the video.

Garden Club 4/21 Event: “Designing Window Boxes and Containers”

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On Tuesday, April 21st Carol Julien will present container and window box ideas including plant materials and color schemes to use in all four seasons. Plant material varieties will include annuals, perennials, herbs, and cut greens for winter allowing you to envision how to combine plants of all types to achieve the look you want. Maintenance of plant materials will be discussed and, Carol will put together a container using in season plants available at the time of the lecture.

Wipers On? Lights On!

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A new Massachusetts law requires drivers to turn headlights on when the vehicle's windshield wipers are needed.

The law that goes into effect April 7 says headlights should be in use 30 minutes before sunrise and sunset or when visibility is under 500 feet.

Drivers can be ticketed for failing to comply with the new headlight law, and it is considered a minor surchargeable traffic violation and surcharges may result in increased insurance premiums.

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Video Segment: Town Manager Norman Khumalo talks Town Meeting

The annual town meeting is less than 1 month away. Town Manager Norman Khumalo filled us in on what will be going on at town hall to prepare for the big week. The Town Manager stated it's currently a very busy time at Town Hall; "specifically, here's what we are going to be doing, finalize the town meeting warrant for the Board of Selectmen signature and then after we will work with the different town departments, proponents of the articles to finalize the motions document." Khumalo mentioned that the goal is to have all documents for town meeting ready at least 10 days before town meeting. He also mentioned that his office will be working with the I.T. department to make sure that all information regarding the articles is available on the town website. "We'll be working collaboratively with the town boards, committees and article proponents too make sure they're ready for town meeting."

Town Manager Norman Khumalo urged citizens to familiarize themselves with the warrant, the list of articles and the proponents and also attending public meetings that have been scheduled to discuss articles.

For more information watch the video and go to the town website

Hopkinton 300 Golf Tournament June 1

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Sponsored by the 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee and the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce, a golf tournament will be held on June 1, at the Hopkinton Country Club. To sign up as an individual, group or hole sponsorships, contact Craig Stanley at

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Video Segment: Planning Board talks Adjusting Parking Regulations to Benefit Downtown Business

Greg Mazur an entrepeneur who owns 30 through 34 Main street in downtown Hopkinton applied for a permit to change parking capacity regulations so his tenant's food shops Vinny's Pizza and the soon to be open Yogurt Beach can have 18 seats each. Mazur mentioned that in accordance with the building department's desires Vinny's put in a physically disabled friendly back entrance, bathrooms and an ADA parking space. The majority of the planning board was in agreement that to increase downtown business, more parking has to be made available and that the current parking regulations are outdated. Be on the lookout for seats coming to Vinny's Pizza soon.

Also during the meeting, the Planning Board gave developer Paul Mastroianni the go ahead to move forward with expanded business and housing development on Lumber Street. Golden Spoon restaurant is expected to be a tenant of the Lumber Street development.

For more information, watch the video below.

Urbanity Dance Seeks Regional Talent for Summer Intensive

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Urbanity Dance, Boston’s leading contemporary dance company, is hosting auditions for dancers aged 11-24 for its Summer Intensive program, running July 27-August 14 in Boston’s historic South End. Upcoming auditions take place at Urbanity Dance headquarters (1180 Washington St., #100, Boston) on April 19, 2015 from 1:30-3:00 pm.


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