Ghosh to Replace Dooley as Director of Technology

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Hopkinton High School announced today that High School Assistant Principal Ashoke Ghosh will become the new Director of Information and Technology for the Hopkinton School District. Ghosh will replace the outgoing IT Director Kathy Dooley, who took on a new role in the Wellesley School District.

Front Street Road Closure

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On Thursday July 18th, 2013 Front Street will be closed to install a water service to a residence on Front Street. The street closing will impact Front St. from South Mill Street to Ash Street during the hours of 9 AM to 3 PM. The contractors’ intention is to complete the work in one day.

Detour signs will be in place and detail police officers will be there to assist motorists around the site.

B.A.A. Half Marathon Registration is Now Closed

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The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that registration for the 13th B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, has closed after its 7,500 entrant field size limit was reached. The B.A.A. Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 13, 2013 and will be the third and final race in the 2013 B.A.A. Distance Medley. Registration opened on Wednesday, July 17 at 10:00 a.m. ET and closed approximately 12 minutes later at 10:12 a.m. ET.

Updated Road Work Schedule

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Due to contractors scheduling conflict our pavement management roadwork schedule has changed to the following.

7/18, 7/19 & 7/22 - Fruit St – Saddle Hill Rd to the Westboro town line will be reclaimed, graded and the binder course of asphalt applied.

7/29 – 8/16. Work will resume starting on Huckleberry Rd to Colonnade then to North St.

Huckleberry Rd – Fruit St (East) to 1500’ South of Fruit St (East).
Colonnade Dr – Fruit St to Roosevelt Rd.
North St – Fruit St to 2180’ West of Fruit St.

Tonight: The 2013 ESPYS to Honor Team Hoyt with Jimmy V Perseverance Award

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Dick and Rick Hoyt, a father and son team who have been participating in races together for more than 30 years, will be presented the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at The 2013 ESPYS on July 17. Rick, now 51, was born with cerebral palsy and though unable to use his hands or legs he and his 73-year-old father have run in more than 1,000 endurance events—including triathlons and marathons—with Dick pushing his son in a custom-made running chair.

Extreme Heat Tips From M.E.M.A.

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Summer in Massachusetts generally brings comfortable weather, but extreme heat conditions do occur usually a few times per summer. There is no universal definition for extreme heat. The term is relative to the usual weather in the region based on climatic averages. Extreme heat, for this climatic region, is usually defined as a period of 3 or more consecutive days above 90 °F, but more generally a prolonged period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by high humidity.

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Update: MetroWest Anti-Casino Coalition

Watch the HCAM News update with MetroWest Anti-Casino Coalition Chairman Brian Herr which addresses the recent presentation by Foxwoods Massachusetts concerning traffic patterns and impacts of the proposed casino in Milford.

In an effort to provide more details on the proposed casino, Foxwoods Massachusetts continues its series of public presentations outlining the impacts of the project.

This week's meeting on Wednesday July 17 begins at 7PM in the Milford High School Auditorium at 31 West Fountain Street and will focus on water and sewer impacts.

On Wednesday, July 24 at 7PM in the Stacy Middle School Auditorium, also located at 31 West Fountain Street, the presentation will focus on the social and economic impacts of the casino. And the final meeting on July 31, also at the Stacy Middle School, will present environmental and design matters.

All meetings are open to the public and any questions or inquiries from Hopkinton residents should be director to Selectman Brian Herr, Chairman of the MetroWest Anti-Casino Coalition (MWACC) at

Young Artists Exhibit

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Young and aspiring artists are knocking our socks off every day with their talent, so we are hosting our first Young Artists Exhibit this summer! Work will be judged by professional, well-known artists, and prizes will be awarded for children’s (ages 5 – 11) and youth art (ages 12 – 18).

B.A.A. Half Marathon Registration Opens on July 17

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The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that registration for the 13th B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, will begin on Wednesday, July 17 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Registration will be held online at and will be limited to 7,500 entrants. The cost to register is $65 USD. The B.A.A. Half Marathon will begin on Sunday, October 13 at 8:30 a.m. in Boston’s Franklin Park.

Another Endorsement for Karen Spilka

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IBEW Local 1505, representing over 2,500 electrical workers throughout the state has endorsed Karen Spilka for Congress.

"I am proud to have earned the support of the electrical workers from Local 1505," said Karen Spilka. "These men and women work hard every single day and if elected to Congress I will always put the interests of Massachusetts’ working families first."


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