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Executive Office of Health ande Human Services: Top 10 Reasons Why The Affordable Care Act Is Good For Massachusetts

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In a press release dated September 25, 2013, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services cites the top 10 reasons why the Affordable care Act is good for Massachusetts:

10. Creates new protections to ensure your insurance plan covers you when you need it. Massachusetts already has strong insurance protections. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) enhances these protections by eliminating limits on the amount of benefits you can receive.

Hopkinton Volleyball Hosting “DIG PINK” for Cancer Research and Support

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The Hopkinton Hiller Volleyball teams will host a DIG PINK match at the Hopkinton High School Athletic Center on Wednesday, October 2nd, to raise awareness of the importance of early detection in the fight against breast cancer.

The Hillers will be facing the Ashland Clockers on this special night. The fun begins at 5:30 with the JV match at the High School Athletic Center and the Freshman match at the Hopkinton Middle School Brown Gym. The Varsity match will start at approximately 6:30pm at the Athletic Center.

Planning Board Discusses Master Plan

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The Planning Board met with Town Manager Norman Khumalo to discuss the Master Plan Update for Hopkinton during their September 23 meeting.

“Most recently, the Selectmen set as one of the Town Manager’s goals working, collaborating with the Planning Board and all of the stakeholders to complete a visioning process for the town,” Khumalo began.

School Super Placed HS Principal on Leave

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Dear High School Parents/Guardians:

HHS Back To School Night on Thursday

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please join us at Hopkinton High School on Thursday evening, September 26th, for our annual Back-to-School Night. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet your son or daughter’s teachers and learn more about the high school program. Teachers use this occasion to discuss the content of their courses, expectations for students, and the best way to contact them.

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Highlights: Peace Day 2013

On Friday, September 20, 2013, Hopkinton celebrated Peace Day with an event at the Hopkinton Public Library. Watch the HCAM News video for highlights of the singing, poetry as well as words from Rep. Carolyn Dykema, Pastor Burnedette MacDonald of the Vineyard Church Hopkinton and music by Amanda Maffei.

Cultural Council Sets Deadline for Grant Requests

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The Hopkinton Cultural Council has set an October 15, 2013 postmark deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community.

According to Council spokesperson Barbara Timko, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Hopkinton -- including exhibits, festivals, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures.

Downtown Paving Begins September 30

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The Contractor will be returning the week of September 30th to Main St. to pave the water main and water service cross trenches. The Pleasant St. detour will be in affect for the work area on Main St. from Pleasant Street to Grove/Cedar intersection. Therefore, eastbound traffic will be detoured down Pleasant St. and westbound traffic will flow as usual.

It's Time to Make the Apple Crisp!

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It's that time of year again! The Friends of the Libary will once again be selling their ever popular apple crisp at PolyArts on the Hopkinton Common on Saturday, September 28. The library's apple crisp was recently highlighted in a local paper as the prime "Don't Miss" event at PolyArts. But, they need your help to prepare and sell this yummy convection!

Preparation begins at 8:30 AM on Friday, September 27, 2013 at St. Paul's Church kitchen. Bring your peeler, cutting board, paring knife, hair tie & apron. We'll supply the gloves.

Shayne Desroches Memorial Fund

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A fund has been created in the name of Shayne Desroches to help his family with funeral expenses. The site can be accessed here.

Additional money will be donated to "The Sky's the Limit", a project to utilize unused courtyard space at Hopkinton Middle School for learning and recreation.

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