Mass Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.5 Percent

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The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development today reported that the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ preliminary March 2012 estimates show that Massachusetts added 8,700 jobs over the month, for a total of 3,241,600 jobs. The March job gain follows a revised 7,200 job gain in February. The total unemployment rate dropped to 6.5 percent, 0.4 percentage points below the February rate of 6.9 percent and well below the national rate of 8.2 percent.

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Hopkinton Meets 1972 Boston Marathon Women

Watch the HCAM News video for highlights of the "Celebrating 4 Decades of Women Running Boston" event held at Hopkinton High School on Friday, April 13, 2012.


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On Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 pm, there will be a meeting at the Hopkinton Historical Society Building,
168 Hayden Rowe, to begin planning for a quilt to commemorate Hopkinton’s 300 th Anniversary. A
Steering Committee will be formed to facilitate the design, creation, and installation of the quilt.
After the 300th Anniversary celebrations conclude, the quilt will be donated to the town and hung on
permanent display in the Historical Society Building.

All interested members of the community are encouraged to attend and contribute suggestions

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Neece Unveils Painting at Ready, Set, Go Event

After much anticipation, Hopkinton artist Dustin Neece unveiled his painting "Honoring the Spirit of an Inseparable Bond" at the fifth Ready, Set, Go! gala on April 12th. The event gives admirers of Rick and Dick Hoyts' story a chance to send them off as they run the Boston Marathon.

In order to commemorate the Hoyts' 30th time running the marathon, Easter Seals, who also sponsored the gala, commissioned Neece to create a painting that captures the Hoyt's never say can't attitude.

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Boston Marathon 2012 Video Coverage

Watch the HCAM News coverage of the 116th Boston Marathon!

Wake Up and Smell the Poetry - April 21

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The April session of Wake Up and Smell the Poetry is scheduled for Saturday April 21st, beginning at 10:30 a.m. This month's program features poet Tim Mason, folksinger/author Scott Alarik and Stanley Kunitz tribute with Judith Ferrara, John Gaumond and Carol Stockmal.
at HCAM Studios, 77 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA

The public is welcome. Open mic for poetry, story and song to follow. Free admission, coffee and scones.

Hopkinton Republican Town Committee Announces Caucus Results

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Hopkinton Republicans in their caucus on April 13th nominated a mixture of experienced town office holders and new volunteers for towngovernment positions. The only contested seats for the May 21st town election are School Committee and Library Board (expired term 2014).

Teens and the Use of Drugs and Alcohol - April 23

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On Monday, April 23rd, from 7:00-8:00 pm Jean Vazza of Hopkinton Youth Services will facilitate a community-minded discussion on "Teens and the Use of Drugs and Alcohol" at the Hopkinton Public Library. Topics of focus for this small group-style discussion include how to talk openly to teens about substance use, identifying signs of teen substance use, age of onset for using, effects that drugs and alcohol have on adolescents' physical and emotional well-being, parenting/caretaker suggestions and guidelines and local/community resources and support.

116th Boston Marathon Photos!

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Lots and lots of Boston Marathon photos; wheelchair entrants, women's and men's elite runners, 1972 women's winners, and some familiar Hopkinton faces. Click Here for photos of the 116th Boston Marathon. Enjoy!

High Temperatures Forecast for Marathon Monday; BAA Issues Warm Weather Advisory

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From the Boston Athletic Associaton website: Notice to all 2012 Boston Marathon participants:

We are looking closely at the current weather situation which is projected to be quite warm. The B.A.A. is closely monitoring this situation for for race day decisions. If the temperatures reach certain levels, running will put even the most fit athletes at risk for heat injury.


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