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August 2011 Shoot Photos

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What happened in Hopkinton in August? Pictures tell the story. From end of summer photos, to photos from Tropical Storm Irene, here are HCAM's photos for the month of August.

Facebook "Likes" up to 665!

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Facebook "likes" are up another 13 in just one week from 652 to 665! Thank you to all our of viewers, readers and fans for your support and keep those "likes" coming. Help us reach our goal of 700 by the end of September!

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No Support for Expanded Gaming in Hopkinton

The Board of Selectmen held an open forum on Wednesday night to discuss the newly revived bill for expanded gaming at the State House and to gather input from residents how they felt about a possible casino in Milford.

Before the discussion was opened up to community members, Selectman Chair Todd Cestari asked his fellow board members to weigh in briefly. None of the board members supported expanded gaming and all were concerned with the possibility of a casino locating in the neighboring town of Milford.

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Site Work Underway for Price Chopper

Work is underway at the corner of West Main and South Street as the site work begins at Hopkinton Square for the 40,000 square foot Price Chopper Supermarket.

Work has began on the pad on which the store will be built. The arrival of the pad is scheduled for early fall and will be followed by an official groundbreaking ceremony for the new store.

Based in Schenectady, New York, Price Chopper stroes are found throughout the northeast, but the new Hopkinton store will be the most eastern location. The grand opening of the new store is planned for the summer of 2012.

Chicken Barbecue on September 11

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The Woodville Rod & Gun Club is having its 84th Annual Chicken Barbecue on Sunday, September 11 at 1:00 p.m. Adults: $12.00; Seniors: $8.00 and Kids 12 and under only pay $5.00. This has always been a fun filled event with games and raffles.

For tickets call 508-435-4148 or visit the club on Rte 135 in Hopkinton. Thanks .

MIssing Person Found

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Lt. Chuck Wallace of the Hopkinton Police Department announced this morning that the missing person, Mr. Gaunya, has been located in town and is fine.

CAA Call for Art for On the Edge Exhibition

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The Cultural Arts Alliance of Hopkinton (CAA) is issuing a call for art for its On the Edge exhibition that will take place September 30 – October 28 at the CAA Gallery. The exhibition is being juried by Jane Young of the Chase Young Gallery in Boston. First prize is $300 and a solo show, and second prize is $150 and a solo show.

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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.

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