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Yoga Reaches Out Benefit Class at Absolute Yoga

On April 20th starting at 6:15pm, Absolute Yoga will be hosting a special class that will have participants posing for a good cause. All the money raised from the night goes to Yoga Reaches Out, a national organization founded in Massachusetts that is dedicated to bringing the yoga community together in order to create selfless service and raise money for children's charities.

Senate Approves Updated Process for Interstate Placement of Children

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The Senate on Thursday unanimously passed legislation filed by Senator Karen Spilka to adopt a new Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC), which monitors children placed across state lines for the purposes of foster care or adoption.

Wounded Warrior to Start Second Wave of 2012 Boston Marathon

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In a tribute to Patriots’ Day, Sgt. Matthew Chalifoux, a wounded soldier, will fire the starters’ pistol to start the second wave of the 116th Boston Marathon at 10:20 a.m. on Patriots’ Day, April 16, 2012.

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Kenyan Ambassador Visits Hopkinton

April 12th wasn't just Kenya Day for the students at Elmwood School, but for the whole town as well. Kenyan Ambassador to the United States Elkanah Odembo was on hand to take part in the day's festivities. Before going to Elmwood's marathon celebration, Odembo took part in a ceremony at town Hall where he was recognized as an honorary citizen of Hopkinton. Watch the HCAM News video for highlights of the visit.

Rep. Dykema Launches MetroWest Veterans Consortium

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Today in Southborough Rep. Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) joined Veterans and fellow legislators across the MetroWest region to launch the MetroWest Veterans Consortium.

Candidate Statement: Frank Sivo for School Committee

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I am pleased to announce my candidacy for the Hopkinton School Committee. My wife Eve and I have made Hopkinton our home for 17 years.

We have four children in the Hopkinton public schools: three at Hopkins and one in the Middle School. I have been active in our community, coaching Little League, serving on the Special Education Advisory Council (SPEAC), and most recently serving on the Elementary Building Criteria Working Group.

The Boston Marathon: Women Are Closing the Gap

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Want to see a new way to look at some of the Boston Marathon statistics? Bill Shander, CEO of Beehive Media in Hopkinton has created an interesting data visualization showing that the finish rate for men is only slightly higher than for women and the gap is narrowing every year. This fact, and others, are up for discussion at the April 13th program, "Celebrating 4 Decades of Women Running Boston" at the Hopkinton High School auditorium.

Come and meet the women who ran the Boston Marathon in 1972, the first year women were officially allowed to participate.

Live Music and More on the Common for Marathon Weekend

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As part of Hopkinton's Festival on Marathon Weekend, there will be live music on the Town Common on Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, April 15. Mark your calendars and don't miss the chance to be part of the excitement as Hopkinton gets ready to celebrate and host the start of the 116th running of the Boston Marathon.

Board of Selectmen Meet Friday to Finalize Ballot Questions and Warrant Articles

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The Board of Selectmen will meet on Friday, April 13 2012 at 2PM in Room 215 at Town Hall to finalize ballot questions and warrant articles for the May 2012 Town Meeting. According to Town Manager Norman Khumalo, and in compliance with the Town Charter, ballot questions must be submitted to the Town Clerk's Office by April 13.

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Chief's Beat: Boston Marathon Logistics

On Monday April 16, 2012 the Town of Hopkinton proudly welcomes the World to the Start of the 116th Boston Marathon. As the sign at the Common says “It All Starts Here” for almost 30,000 marathoners who will travel 26 miles 385 yards from Hopkinton to Boston.

In addition to the nearly 30,000 marathoners we will be hosting several thousand spectators, media and the personnel needed for this event to be successful.

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