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Public Invited to View Ballot Machine Testing

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Town Clerk, Connor Degan sent out the following notification inviting the public to view the ballot machine testing before the State Primary election.

"With the State Primary in a few weeks, we will be holding the testing of the ballot machines on Wednesday, August 24th, in the lower level of Town Hall at 1:00 P.M. I invite members of the public and the press to come and observe the testing at that time. Please feel free to contact me or my office for any additional information.

Sincerely,
Connor B. Degan"

Video: Blue Ribbons of Support for Law Enforcement Placed in Hopkinton

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Over 400 wives of Massachusetts State police officers are participating in a campaign to cover the state with blue ribbons. The ribbons are being placed on trees and poles throughout the state to show support for law enforcement and their families. Molly Hanchett and Becky Canty were welcomed to bring the program into town and received help from the Hopkinton Police Department in placing the ribbons around town.

Sandy Beach Closed Again due to Unsafe Bacteria Levels

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For the 2nd time this summer, the Hopkinton Parks & Recreation Commission issued a message through twitter stating that swimming at Sandy Beach has been closed until further notice. They stated high levels of bacteria in the water is the reason. The tweet stated; "Swimming at Sandy Beach prohibited until further notice. Recent storms have created unsafe levels of bacteria."

Summer Lovin': Music Memories

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Join Enter Stage Left Theater for this special one night only musical event!

Enter Stage Left Theater performers from past and present summer stock musicals are reuniting to perform songs from such productions as Chicago, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Grease, Urinetown, and many more! Re-live the best moments from our most popular musical productions!

Artists include Sinai Tabak, Rachel MacKenzie, Emily Shaner, Jeff Bliss, Alyssa Surrette, and many others (including performers from ESL's current musical Heathers).

An Iliad, the Award Winning Play at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts

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The Hopkinton Center for the Arts presents the site-responsive staging of the spellbinding play, "An Iliad", produced by award-winning New York producer Brad Learmonth and directed and designed by James Blaszko.

"An Iliad", by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare
adapted from Homer’s Iliad,
translated by Robert Fagles
Produced by Brad Learmonth / [email protected]
Directed and Designed by James Blaszko
Starring Patrick Vincent Curran
Featuring Courtnee Roze

September's Fatima Day at the Shrine in Holliston

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On Tuesday, September 13th, the Xaverian Missionaries will hold the traditional Fatima Day celebration in honor of Our Lady. It is going to be our fifth Fatima Day of 2016. This year’s theme is connected to the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy - Mary Mother of Mercy. The evening begins with a sing-along at 6:30 PM and Mass at 7:00 PM. At 8:00 PM, there will be a Rosary and Candlelight procession followed by refreshments served in the Shrine’s Hall. The main celebrant and homilist will be Fr. Francis Signorelli, sx. Fr. Francis served for many years in the Amazon region of Northern Brazil.

Video: Wives of Massachusetts State Police Officers Cover Hopkinton in Blue

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Wives of Massachusetts State Police Officers are hanging blue ribbons across the state to show support for law enforcement and their families. Two MSP wives, Molly Hanchett and Becky Canty teamed up with the Hopkinton Police Department to cover Hopkinton in blue. Be on the lookout for blue ribbons throughout town. Below is a group shot with the many Police Officers, Fire Fighters and community members in attendance.

Zoning Advisory Committee Vacancies

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The Planning Board is seeking residents interested in serving on the Zoning Advisory Committee. The Board is looking for residents who will be energized and committed to addressing various zoning related topics in depth, and committed to attending regular evening meetings generally from September through February. The Planning Board is looking forward to appointing a vital, creative and energetic Committee. The work program for the Committee will be developed following a Public Forum in the fall of 2016. Terms are for one year, and no prior experience is necessary.

Video: Keep Smilin 4 Abbie Field Hockey 2016 Highlights

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The 3rd annual Keep Smilin 4 Abbie foundation Field Hockey event took place Saturday August 6th, the event featured 2 Field Hockey games, The games took place to benefit the Keep Smilin 4 Abbie Foundation. The foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization began operations in January 2014 after Hopkinton student and Field Hockey player, Abbie Benford passed away due to an anaphylactic reaction. The Foundation hosts numerous events for funds to raise awareness of anaphylaxis and to fund research. The event featured 2 games and 4 teams.

Celebrate the Jubilee of Mercy at Fatima Shrine

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The Xaverian Missionaries at Fatima Shrine invite you to celebrate the Jubilee of Mercy in the spirit of the Beatitudes at Fatima Shrine Hall, 101 Summer Street in Holliston. Our next gathering will be September 11th beginning at 3:30 PM and concluding at 6:00 PM. The Eighth Presentation will be guided by Group of Refugees from Middle East - Massachusetts. The theme will be, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called Children of God”.

All are welcome. No charge and no reservations needed.

Donations are welcomed!

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