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Morris Dancing Comes to Hopkinton

Morris dancing is an old English country tradition dating back to the 15th century. Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, hundreds of villages throughout England supported Morris teams and the dancers often competed from prizes at county fairs. While the interest in Morris dancing faded for a short time, it is now back full force and today there are many teams, or sides, dancing in England and over 200 cities in the United States.

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Aftermath of the Storm

Watch the HCAM News video for a look at some of the damage caused by the recent tropical storm Irene. While not as badly hit as other areas, almost 7% of Hopkinton's NStar customers and still without power and trees are down all over town.

Shower Facilities Available at Middle School

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The Hopkinton Emergency Management Group and the School Districct will be providing emergency showering facilities for the residents of Hopkinton who have been affected by Tropical Storm Irene. The showering facility has been established at he Hopkinton Middle School. Facility access is through the entrance adjacent to the water tanks.

Hours of operation will commence tonigt at 6PM and will operate until 9PM this evening. Residents taking advantage of the showering facility should bring their own towels and please expect potential delays in accessiing the showering facility.

Soldier Thanks Two Hopkinton Churches for their Support

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St. Paul’s Episcopal and Grace United Methodist Churches are holding a prayer and dedication ceremony on Sunday, September 11th at 11:30 a.m. to honor and proudly display a special thank-you gift from the Churches’ Adopt-a-Soldier, Evelina. Evelina has just finished her deployment in Iraq, and both churches sent her supportive care packages, cards, and letters while she was stationed there. She thanked both churches by sending them a flag, bearing the colors of the United States of America.

Hurricane Irene Status Report from Fire Chief Clark

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At this time we would like to thank the citizens of Hopkinton for their support during this severe weather event. It truly took the assistance of the entire community to successfully meet the demands we all faced during Hurricane Irene. I would like to make you aware of some critical issues that we still need to be aware of in this collaborative effort;

Hurricane Irene Photos

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Although the wind and rain in Hopkinotn from Hurrican Irene was not as bad as other areas on the east coast, there were still trees down and flooding in some areas. Check out the photos from HCAM photographer Dick Bartlett at Scene in Hopkinton,

Facebook Update and More!

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Who has one of the most active Facebook pages in Hopkinton? HCAM-TV. We are now up to 652 “likes”, but that’s not the most exciting news. Our monthly active users are up 69%, our post views are up 55% and our post feedback is up a whopping 153%!

So, if you are a Facebook user and want to stay up to date on everything Hopkinton, from community affairs, to school events, and local government news, visit our Facebook page today, “like” our page and start connecting with your community.

Sen. Karen Spilka: Staying Safe During Hurricane Irene

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The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency recommends steps residents should take as Hurricane Irene approaches the Commonwealth. It is important that we all plan early for this storm, which forecasters report may bring damaging winds and torrential rain to the area.

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Economic Development Update

While the summertime may seem like a less busy time for local government, a group of residents has been working hard, meeting on an almost weekly basis, to finalize the public/private partnership between the Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Hopkinton to spearhead economic development. Listen to the HCAM News interview with Chamber Executive Director Tim Kilduff as he talks about what's been happening and what's upcoming in the fall timeframe.

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Hopkinton Prepares for Hurricane Irene

Here's is the latest update about what Hopkinton is doing to get ready for Hurricane Irene.

Hurricane Irene built up strength; now a Category 3 hurricane, Irene has pummeled her way through the Bahamas and is headed for the coast of the United States. Citizens of North Carolina are preparing as Irene is about to strike the coast tonight and head north to Massachusetts.

In Hopkinton, public services are preparing for whatever Irene is going to bring.

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