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Running with Epilepsy

On October 30, Hopkinton resident and runner Eileen Warren will be one of the 30,000 participants in the Marine Corps Marathon in Virginia. In addition to the challenge of finishing the race, Warren will be facing another challenge as a member of the Epilepsy Therapy Project team. Watch the HCAM News interview with Eileen to learn more about her connection to the marathon and how she feels that running has helped her deal with her epilepsy.

Cub Scout Holiday Wreath Sales

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Hopkinton Cub Scouts in uniform will be going door-to-door taking orders for holiday wreaths from now until Friday, November 11. The cost is $13 for a 22” wreath (fits most doors) with a 6-loop red bow and $17 for a 32” wreath (good for large windows) with an 8-loop red bow. Wreaths will be delivered starting Thanksgiving week. If you are buying a wreath this year, please consider buying one from a Cub Scout in your neighborhood.

Car Seat Checkpoint

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The Hopkinton Police and Fire Departments will be holding a car seat inspection at the Fire Station on Saturday, November 5, from 1pm to 4pm. Stop by for a free car seat inspection by Nationally Certified Technicians. No appointment necessary!

For questions, contact Firefighter Patrick Gross at 508-497-2325 or Officers Stephen Buckley or Linda Higgins at 508-497-3401.

Community Conversation with the School Committee; Note Location Change for First Meeting

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The School Committee will be a hosting a conversation with the community regarding planning for our elementary schools. To maximize attendance and participation, three dates will be offered and the format and topics will be the same at each event. Attending one of these meetings will empower residents to participate in developing the next proposal to address the challenges that exist across our school facilities. Please make time to join us at one of these three important events:

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    Peace Begins With You and Me

    Although Peace Day was officially September 21, here in Hopkinton some of the related activities have continued into October. Watch the HCAM News video as Cheryl Melody performs at the Hopkinton Public Library.

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    National Drug Take Back Day October 29

    On Saturday October 29, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Hopkinton Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

    This effort is intended to bring national focus to the issue of increasing pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse.

    • The program is anonymous.
    • Prescription and over the counter solid dosage medications, i.e. tablets and capsules accepted.

    Photos, Photos and More Photos!

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    HCAM's Mike Torosian was busy this weekend; from the Pep Rally at the high school, to the homecoming football game and the Dig Pink Volleyball match, Mike was on scene filming and taking pictures.

    We are hoping to air the replay of the Pep Rally on Thursday, October 27th and all of Mike's photos can be viewed on our photo website Scene in Hopkinton.

    For Pep Rally photos, Click Here.

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    Friends of the Seniors Silent Auction Nets $2500

    The Friends of the Seniors Silent Auction took place on Saturday, October 15. The Auction raised $2500 for the Nutrition and Transportation Programs, both of which aid seniors in town. Watch the HCAM News video for more!

    Tobacco By-Law Now in Effect

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    The tobacco by-law, prohibiting the possession of tobacco products in a public outdoor place by a person under the age of 18, and approved by Town Meeting in May of this year, is now in effect.

    Although it is illegal to buy or sell tobacco products to minors under the age of 18, it was not illegal for minors to use tobacco products.

    “The new by-law supports the existing Board of Health regulation that prohibits the sale of tobacco to anyone under the age of eighteen,” says beFree Project Coordinator Jane Roche.

    BOS Meets on October 25 to Discuss FY2013 Budget

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    With the presentation of a financial model for the town of Hopkinton to the Board of Selectmen at their October 18 meeting, Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Interim Finance Director Susan Marchand laid the groundwork for the Fiscal 2013 budget message from selectmen. The information provided will be discussed at their upcoming meeting on Tuesday, October 25.

    “This is the beginning of a very long conversation” said Khumalo, who also emphasized that the model is a work in process and its focus is therefore preliminary in nature.


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