ESL One Act Play Showcase August 18

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Enter Stage Left Theater’s Second Annual Summer Shorts One Act Play Showcase will take place at the Hopedale High School (25 Adin Street) on August 18 at 2:00 p.m. The showcase features plays that were the three top winners of the ESL playwriting contest this past spring, and will determine which playwrights will receive first, second and third place in the competition. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors, students and Stage Door Members, and are available on the ESL website.

All Things Senior Center: Everyone loves a penpal!

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Imagine being 6 years old, in the first grade and being told by your teacher, Mr. B., “You’re going to have a Pen Pal of your very own for this whole year!” Unless you had an older sibling who previously was in Mr. B’s class, chances are you probably didn’t even know what a pen pal was. Imagine the excitement when you found out it was a secret person you would be writing to all year? And then in May, you would get to meet your pen pal in person at the Senior Center? At a Pizza Party?

Tax Free Weekend August 11-12

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This weekend is the weekend you have been watiing for; two days without sales tax. Saturday and Sunday, August 11 and 12 is the Massachusetts Tax Holiday Weekend. All single tangible items for personal use, under $2,500, will not be subject to state tax. Purchases for business use, made by businesses or individuals will remain taxable as will cars, meals, gas and tobacco products, and any single item over the $2,500 cap.

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Legacy Farms Tour: South and North

Coinciding with the announcement of the acceptance of the Open Space Mixed Use Development (OSMUD) zoning at Legacy Farms, HCAM News recently toured the site with Project Manager Steven Zieff. Watch the HCAM News video as we take a look at some of the completed infrastructure on the South Side and learn about the plans for the North Side.

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Legacy Farms Reaches Milestone; Formally Accepts Zoning

A press conference was held on Tuesday, July 31st at the Town Clerk's Office to announce a milestone in the development of Legacy Farms. Planning Board Chairman Ken Weismantel and representatives from Legacy Farms developer Baystone Development signed the paperwork, as required by the town's zoning by-laws, to officially accept the overlay zoning and begin construction of the Legacy Farms project.

"From now on, all the land will be developed under the Master Plan Special Permit," said Weismantel. "This has been a long way coming."

Latest Roadwork Update

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Roadwork will resume on Monday August 6 & Tuesday August 7 at 7am on the following roads.

Walcottt St - From Main St to A St.
Church St – From Main St to Maple St.
Cedar St Ext – From 1400’ west of Cordaville Rd to the Southboro line.
St John’s cemetery road – From Mayhew St to the cemetery garage.

Please expect delays and seek alternate routes if possible.

Thank you,

Mike Mansir
Hopkinton Highway Manager

Household Hazardous Waste Day - Saturday August 4

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The DPW Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is on Saturday, August 4, 2012 from 8AM to 1PM at the DPW Garage at 83 Wood Street.

The town will accept household hazardous products no longer needed, preferably in original, sealed containers. There is a limit of 25 pounds and one trip per household and proof of residency (Driver's License) is required.

Roadwork Update

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Crews will be working on Paving Grove St from Main St to Leonard St today, August 2, from 10am-5pm. The road will be closed to through traffic. Please seek alternate routes.

Crews will be working on paving Hayden Rowe St from Chestnut St to College St on Friday August 3 from 7am-5pm. Only one lane of traffic will be open. Please expect delays and seek alternate routes if possible.

I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Mike Mansir
Hopkinton Highway Manager

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Campers Make TV Show at HCAM

Read the story and watch the video produced by HCAM summer intern Jess Fenn as she reports on the success of the recent YMCA/HCAM camp that shows kids what making a TV show is all about.

The HCAM Studio welcomed in ten campers from the Hopkinton YMCA earlier this month. These middle school-aged kids were there to learn all about how a TV show is made by actually creating one themselves. Over a two-week period, the kids went through all stages of production with HCAM Station Manager Jim Cozzens as their producer and director.

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A Look Back at the 2012 Timlin Race

Over $35,000 was raised at this year's Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K Race. In its 9th year, the race has raised over $1 million dollars for the Angel Fund, a nonprofit organization aiming to find a cure for ALS.

Watch the HCAM News video as Event Director and Founder Abbie Rosenberg and this year's winner, Patrick Levenson, talk about their personal connection to ALS. Rosenberg believes that events like this are instrumental in helping raise awareness for, and ultimately finding a cure, for ALS.


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