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Downtown Initiative Project Meeting Seeks Community Input

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The Downtown Initiative Steering Committee will hold two public meetings in order to solicit feedback from the community regarding proposed changes to Hopkinton's downtown area. There will be a presentation of the project by the town's consultants and residents are encouraged to attend to provide input and feedback on the project.

Dates of Meetings:
Thursday, Novebmer 3, 2011, 7PM - 9PM
Saturday, November 5, 2011 , 10AM - 12 Noon

Location:
Hopkinton High School Auditorium

Park It! All Things Senior Center

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Sally Almy and Cindy Chesmore in front of the new Senior Center parking lot

November 1, 2011—a nice chilly fall morning…a perfect day for a special event at the Hopkinton Senior Center! Besides it being my birthday, it was the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new parking lot. This parking lot was a long time in the making, something very much needed at the center. Since the center opened, there have been many, many parties and special events where there just wasn’t enough parking for everyone who attended. Some people would actually arrive an hour or so early just to get a parking spot.

Brush and Leaf Disposal Extra Hours for Residential Cleanup

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Please be advised that EL Harvey will open its Brush and Leaf Disposal Area of the Town of Hopkinton Recycling Center located on Route 135 (Wood Street) at Hopkinton/Westborough Town Line this week for BRUSH AND LEAF disposal resulting from the snow storm.

EXTRA HOURS:

Tuesday November 1, 2011 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday November 2, 2011 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursday November 3, 2011 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday November 4, 2011 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday November 5, 2011 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday November 6, 2011 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

RULES:

• Hopkinton residents ONLY

October 2011 Shoot Photos

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What happened in Hopkinton during the month of October? From Pep Rally, to a snow storm that postponed Halloween, pictures tell the story. Here are all of our photos featured on "The Shoot" from the front page of our website for the month of October. Click Here for photos. Enjoy! And remember, all of our photos are available for purchase for a minimal fee.

Update from Emergency Management Group: Clean Up, Showers and Shelters

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Due to the October 29th snow storm the Town of Hopkinton experienced substantial tree damage throughout the town. There are many tree limbs, branches and whole trees down along the sides of the roads. DPW crews and subcontracted tree crews will begin full cleanup efforts on Tuesday November 1st. Depending on weather conditions we hope to complete this work in 2-3 weeks. We will not be cleaning up debris on private property.

Trick or Treating Postponed Until November 7

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For safety reasons, the Hopkinton Emergency Management Team is urging all town residents to postpone their Halloween activities, especially trick or treating, until next Monday, November 7th.

There are numerous downed wires, trees on wires and trees blocking roadways throughout the town and it is not safe for pedestrians.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Please Note: Tuesday, November 8 is a No School Day

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Scenes from the October Storm

Hopkinton was still recovering from the effects of the weekend snow storm and students enjoyed their first snow day of the season. We'd like to thank HCAM Photographer Dick Bartlett for his photos of the storm, and we'd also like to thank our viewers who sent in their pictures of the October snow. Congratulations to Mary-Anne Guild, Punky Drawe, Karen Webb, Dave Cote and Maureen Bumiller, who are now the proud owners of an HCAM coffee mug.

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Have Your Donations Ready - Scouting for Food this Saturday!

On October 29th, the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Cub Scouts of Hopkinton dropped off bags for their annual Scouting for Food drive, and on Saturday, November 5, they will be back to pick up what you have donated. This town-wide event is one of the largest coordinated scouting efforts in the area. It's also one of the easiest ways to donate food to the Hopkinton Food Pantry.

Listen to Karen Bograd and Laura Hanson as they provide all the details about how you can contribute!

Send Us Your Storm Photos!

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HCAM Photographer Dick Bartlett has sent us some photos of the recent snow storm and tells us that there are trees and branches down all over town.

"Not so much big trees,but good sized branches are all over the place," said Bartlett.

How did your yard survive? Did you lose any trees? Send your photos of the October snowstorm in Hopkinton to [email protected]. First three senders will receive a HCAM-TV/HCAM News coffee mug.

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October 2011 – Halloween Safety

Hello, and welcome to this month’s not-so-scary edition of the HCAM News medical segment – To Your Health, I’m Dr. Jim Kenealy.

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays – I love checking out the cute costumes on the trick-or-treaters and the chance to put my surgical skills to use on pumpkins instead of people. The opportunity to dress up and play pretend brings out the child in all of us. Halloween should be fun, and a little scary, but safe as well. With our children taking to the streets in costumes after dark, it’s important to practice some common-sense safety tips.

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