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Winter Water Tips for Homeowners

Watch the HCAM News video with Hopkinton's Water and Sewer Manager Eric Carty as he offers some winter water tips for homeowners.

The Water Department responds to numerous frozen water pipe calls each winter with the majority of them located inside the home. There are several measures that homeowners can take to prevent their water pipes from freezing. The Water Department would like to offer the following tips:

ON-LINE SURVEY Open through 11/9/12

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The School Committee thanks those who attended the recent focus group conducted by the New England School Development Council (NESDEC) as part of the search process for our next Superintendent of Schools.

The School Committee values the input of faculty, staff, parents and community in determining the attributes, experience and knowledge that our next Superintendent should possess. Opinion on the immediate tasks and priorities on which our next Superintendent should focus for the next few years, will be valued as well.

Girl Scouts Collecting Blankets

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Hopkinton's Girl Scout Junior Troop 72975 met yesterday, 11/7/12 at the Hopkins Cafeteria with Community Leader, CherylAnn Lambert Walsh of Project Just Because (PJB), as part of their aMuse Journey.
Ms. Walsh spoke to the girls about her work with Project Just Because and raised their awareness of needs and opportunities to help in their community.

The 18 girl scouts brought Thanksgiving dinner themed donations to the meeting where they prepared 18 Thanksgiving Baskets.
The baskets were delivered this morning to PJB and they were delighted.

New Research Finds Northeast Region Facing Challenge Creating Next Generation of Skilled Workers

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The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston today announced that 45 percent of the Northeast region’s civilian labor force was 45 years of age or older, while only 30 percent were under the age of 35. The region’s labor force is older than the state’s labor force. As a consequence, the region faces the challenge of equipping younger workers with the skills needed to replace retiring baby boomers.

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Green Thumbs Clean Up Elmwood Playground

Watch the HCAM News video to learn more about the Elmwood Green Thumbs and their recent cleanup of the Elmwood School playground.

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Hopkinton Election Results 2012

A total of 8,688 people voted in Hopkinton on November 6, representing an 83% voter turnout, down from 87% in the last presidential election. Results are below:

President
Obama/Biden 4,197
Romney/Ryan 4,334

Senator in Congress
Elizabeth Warren 3,477
Scott Brown 5,154

Representative in Congress
Joe Kennedy 4,264
Sean Bielat 3,982

State Representative
Carolyn Dykema 4,926
Marty Lamb 3,296

State Senator
Karen Spilka

Winnie the Pooh on November 10

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Enter Stage Left Theater’s youngest actors will be presenting the family favorite Winnie the Pooh, Kids! at the Hopkinton High School Auditorium on November 10. Performances, which are 45-minutes long, will be at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students, seniors and Stage Door Members, and are available at the door and at www.hopartscenter.org/upcoming-performances.

Sean Bielat Congratulates Joe Kennedy on Victory

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After a dedicated grassroots campaign against Joe Kennedy III, Sean Bielat issued the following statement:

Hope and I offer our congratulations to Joe Kennedy on his victory tonight. Joe and I both ran strong campaigns and did a good job of staying focused on the issues.

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Veterans Day Ceremony and Dinner Planned

Once again on Veterans' Day, Hopkinton residents, town officials and veterans will father together for the traditional celebration at Town Hall to honor and remember those who have served. The ceremony will take place at the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month, and is open to all who would like to attend.

Later that night, the Veterans Celebration Committee will once again sponsor a dinner for Hopkinton vets at the Woodville Rod and Gun Club - doors open at 5:30PM.

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Scouting for Food - Pick up Nov. 10

Every year, over 500 Boy, Girl, and Cub Scouts join together to help Hopkinton families in need through the "Scouting For Food" drive, which collects items for the Hopkinton Food Pantry at Project Just Because. Last year, the scouts collected over 6 tons of supplies for the food pantry and are hoping to surpass that total. Donations raised from the food dirve can help Hopkinton residents provide for their families throughout the winter months.

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