Golden Pond Names Katy Tavares as New Executive Director

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Golden Pond Assisted Living, an independent lifestyle and assisted living community, has named Katy Tavares as its new executive director.

Tavares brings more than 18 years of experience to her post where she oversees the day-to-day operations of the community. Golden Pond is located at 50 West Main Street in Hopkinton.

Tough Loss for Boys Cross Country Against Norton

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In temperatures close to 100 degrees for their first home meet, the Hiller Boys Cross Country suffered a tough loss against Norton with a final score of Hopkinton 35, Norton 20.

Coach Fairbanks said, "Yes, it has been a long time."

The boys team was undefeated last year and finished in 1st place. The previous season the Hillers had one loss and tied for 1st place, but Fairbanks said the team is not yet out of it.

Hopkinton's Kyle Driscoll finished first with a time of 17:00 flat, even in the heat. Complete results are attached below.

Meet and Greet the New Superintendent on September 17th

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There is a lot of excitement in the air about how the new Superintendent of Hopkinton Schools, Dr. Cathy MacLeod, is poised to lead the school district through myriad challenges.

The Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce will host a Meet and Greet the New Superintendent event on Tuesday, September 17th at the Faith Community Church. Doors will open at 7:30 am with the program scheduled to begin at 8:00.

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Vineyard Church Program Focuses on Spiritual and Physical Health

Vineyard Church Family Life Pastor Areli Biggers wanted to create a class for women at the church that combined exercise with spirituality. After reading the book "Running by the Book" by Corrine Baur, Biggers was inspired to base her class off of the principles of that book. The class, which is designed for women of all abilities, follows the book's 12-week guide of positive empowerment, with each week focusing on a different topic that relates the messages of bible scripture back to the challenges of exercise and pushing through adversity.

The 21 women in Biggers' class have been working extremely hard to meet the end goal of the program, to complete a 10k. At the end of the twelve weeks, the class will be participating in the AFA Veterans Fun Run in Bedford on November 9, 2013.

Although the class has been in session for a few weeks now, Biggers encourages all who are interested to still join the class, which meets Thursdays at either 9:30am or 6:30pm for cross training and on Saturday mornings for runs.

For more information about the class, visit Or contact Biggers at

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Football Fundraiser Raises Over $1,000

Under the Friday night lights on September 6, the Hillers won their scrimmage against North Middlesex Regional High School 33-31. However, the game was not just a tune-up for the team's first regular season game at Wayland High School on the 12th. It was also a fundraiser in honor of the memory of former Hopkinton High students Evan Girardi and Tommy Weaver. Over $1,000 was raised from community donations at the game to benefit both the Live4Evan and the Tommy Weaver B+ (Be Positive) foundations.

The Hillers first home game kicks off on September 20th at 7pm against Nipmuc Regional High School.

Join Us for the HCAM Annual Meeting on September 30

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Hello my favorite HCAM Crew member!

I know, it's been awhile. I hope you've missed me as much as I've missed you. But now, finally, the long hot days of summer vacation are in the rear view mirror and we can get back to the business at hand. HCAM business!

You got it, HCAM is back in action. We are cranking out new episodes of your old favorites, starting some new series, and welcoming our latest Workshop Graduates (hi guys!) as well as anyone who is interested in becoming a crew member.

Planning Board Approves Site Plan for the HCA

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The Planning Board voted to approve the revised site plan and shared parking special permit applications at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA). Chuck Joseph from the HCA, Scott Richardson and Steve Lewis from Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects, engineer Dan McIntyre, and Brian Gassett from Gassett Building Inc. presented a revised site plan to the Planning Board during their meeting on September 9.

Hopkinton Fire Invites Public to Station Open House

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The Hopkinton Fire Department will open their station to the public on October 6th for their Annual Open House. The event at Fire Headquarters will be from 11am to 2pm. Residents and children will have the opportunity to view demonstrations, learn about fire safety, and tour the station. Refreshments will be provided and Sparky the dog is expected to make an appearance.

Casino Free Milford Asks for Your Support

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From Casino Free Milford:
Last night the Milford Board of Selectmen signed the host community agreement with Foxwoods and scheduled the town referendum date for Tuesday, November 19th.

We now have two months to spread our critical message to all of Milford’s voters and attain our goal of keeping Milford casino free. We have some exciting ideas for newspaper ads, radio testimonials, mailings and good old-fashioned door-to-door chats, but we need money to bring most of our ideas to reality.

Senate, House Approve Bill to Raise the Age of Juvenile Court Jurisdiction

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The Massachusetts legislature today passed legislation to raise the age of adult criminal responsibility in Massachusetts from 17 to 18 years old, Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) announced. Raising the age of juvenile court jurisdiction brings the Commonwealth’s approach to young criminal offenders in line with most other states, recent developmental research and many other legal age limits in the Commonwealth.


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