Partrick-Murray Administration Celebrates First Year of Municipal Health Care Reform

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BOSTON - Wednesday, July 11, 2012 – On the one-year anniversary of the landmark municipal health care reform law, Governor Deval Patrick announced today that more than 127 communities and school districts across the Commonwealth have collectively saved an estimated $175 million in health insurance premiums.

"Solar 201" Now Online!

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Are you interested in learning more about the Solarize Mass program in Hopkinton? "Solar 201", the second information session held for residents and businesses in Hopkinton is now available for viewing online. Click Here to learn the details from Hopkinton's Solar Coach Andy Boyce.

To see "Solar 101", an introduction to the Solarize Mass program held previously at the Senior Center, Click Here and look for the "Solar 101" title.

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Interim Superintendent Candidate: Dennis Duquette

Mr. Dennis Duquette, a finalist iin the search for Hopkinton's Interim School Superintendent, answered a series of questions posed by the School Committee during an interview held at the Middle School on Monday, July 9th.

Watch the HCAM News video for a summary of the Q&A session. We will have highlights of the other two finalists edited and up on the website shortly. The School Committee is expected to announce its selection at a working session scheduled for July 18, 2012.

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HCAM Intern Makes First Documentary Film

Last summer Hopkinton resident Nimish Thapar was an HCAM intern. This summer finds him in Rochester, New York putting the finishing touches on a project he has been working on since March; the production of "Humans Vs. Zombies: The Documentary at RIT.

Back in Hopkinton for a visit just before July 4th, Nimish brought us up to date and talked about the experience of making his first documentary film.

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New Hire Breakfast Welcomes New Employees

Town Manager Norman Khumalo, along with several other town employees, welcomed 5 new members to the town of Hopkinton team at a breakfast July 9th: Water & Sewer Technician for the DPW Jed Fenneuff, Custodian for the Police Department Harry Hamilton, Finance Director Chris Ketchen, Operations Assistant to the Town Manager Jamie Hellen, and Building Inspector for the Land Use , Planning and Permitting Department Mike Shepard. In total, the town's new hires have over 48 years working in public service.

Register Now for American Youth Football

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Hopkinton Parks and Recreation (HPR) is excited to announce that the new program has 128 kids registered and is going to field 6 Football teams this season. We still have room for more, so if you’re going to be in grades 2 through 8, this coming school year, sign up now before the season begins.

Practice will start August 6th up at the new Fruit Street Field Complex and space and team placement is based on grade. So register today so you don’t miss out.

Paving in Hopkinton Begins on July 23

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The Hopkinton Highway Department has received a tentative start date from our paving contractor of July 23rd, 2012 to begin work on the roads that will be reclaimed, milled and paved under our 2012 Pavement Management Plan. This start date is subject to change based on weather, breakdowns & possible contractor scheduling issues.

Board of Selectmen: July 10 Agenda

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The Board of Selectmen will meet on Tuesday, July 10 at 6:30PM in Room 215 at Town Hall. A full agenda is planned, with an estimated end of meeting at 10:45PM. Issues to be discussed include the next steps for the Downtown Initiative Project, a review of the charge of the Downtown Revitalization Committee (as requested by the Planning Board) and continued discussion of the impacts of the findings of the report by the Permanent Building Committee.

The complete agenda is attached below.

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Horribles Parade

Wednesday marked an over 80-year old Hopkinton tradition, with the celebration of the annual 4th of July Horribles Parade. The parade was founded by Charles McIntyre, whose grandson, also named Charles, came in all the way North Dakota to serve as this year's grand marshal. Leading the parade alongside McIntyre, were several retired fire engines, including one from Springfield that the McIntyre's own. The goal of the parade, which features several floats that process from the common, is to have fun while parodying local issues that have recently effected the town. This year's theme centered around the revitalization of the downtown area. There was also a float celebrating another milestone, the 300th anniversary of Hopkinton. Another traditional aspect of the parade is the inclusion of water guns to help everyone get into the summer spirit. To see more photos from the day's festivities, visit the HCAM photo website Scene in Hopkinton..

Concerts on the Common: Nowheremen this Sunday

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Founded in a Cambridge coffee shop during a peace rally on a rainy afternoon in 2007, The Nowheremen will have you dancing and singing.
The Nowheremen, Boston’s feistiest Beatles band, have packed a lot of living into their time together. They kicked off 2007 by rocking out Governor Patrick’s Inaugural Ball, and recently played at Ringo Starr’s Harvard Square art gallery opening.

And they are coming to the Hopkinton Town Common this Sunday, July 8, at 5PM as part of the Concert on the Common series.


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