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Hopkinton Board of Health Vacancy Announcement

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On June 28, 2016, the Hopkinton Board of Health notified the Board of Selectmen of a vacancy on the Board of Health due to a resignation and are currently seeking candidates for this position.

Pursuant to Town Charter provision 31(e), a joint meeting, consisting of the remaining members of the Hopkinton Board of Health and the members of the Board of Selectmen, will (tentatively) convene on August 9th at a regularly scheduled Board of Selectmen meeting to appoint an individual to temporarily fill this one seat until the next Annual Town Election in May of 2017.

The Town of Hopkinton seeks Per Diem Public Safety Dispatchers

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The Town of Hopkinton is seeking qualified applicants for Public Safety Dispatchers to work on a per diem (as needed) basis. Applicants must be willing to work nights, weekends, overnights, holidays and with short notice.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to answering emergency and non-emergency calls for Police, Fire and EMS, performance of Emergency Medical Dispatch, dispatching emergency personnel, as well as other related duties.

Lessons Come to Life on the Stage in “School House Rock Live, JR.”

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Enter Stage Left Theater presents a children’s production of School House Rock Live, JR. at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts this July. Based on the Emmy Award winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop cultural phenomenon, School House Rock Live, JR. is a fun show the entire family will enjoy. Directed by Mary Scarlata-Rowe. Performances are Friday, July 22 at 3 PM and 7 PM at the Hopkinton High School auditorium (90 Hayden Rowe St.).

July's Fatima Day at the Shrine in Holliston

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On Wednesday, July 13th, the Xaverian Missionaries will hold the traditional Fatima Day celebration in honor of Our Lady. It is going to be our third Fatima Day of 2016. This year’s theme is connected to the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy – Mary Mother of Mercy. The main celebrant and homilist will be Fr. Rocco Puopolo, sx. Fr. Rocco served for many years in Sierra Leone (West Africa), then in Washington, DC as Executive Director of Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) and since 2012 has been in Holliston as Director of the Global Youth Mission Services (GYM).

St. Paul’s Hosts Single Again Ice Cream Social July 22

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Single Again, a new support group for people who, though divorce, death, or other circumstances are single again, will be hosting another ice-cream social at St. Paul’s Episcopal church hall on Friday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss what topics and activities Single Again members
would like to see in future meetings while enjoying ice cream. Anyone interested in exploring Single Again is invited to attend.

Road Work to Start on Thursday

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Roadwork is scheduled on the following streets. Work hours will be approximately 7am – 5pm unless otherwise noted.

7/7 – Benson Rd & Kimball Rd. Lower & plate structures.

7/11-7/15 – Benson Rd & Kimball Rd. Reclaim, grade & asphalt binder.

7/11 – Benson Rd, Kimball Rd & Hayden Rowe St (Between Chestnut St & EMC Park). Excavate sidewalk ramps.

7/12 – Benson Rd, Kimball Rd & Hayden Rowe St (Between Chestnut St & EMC Park). Install granite curbing for sidewalk ramps.

Roadwork Notice

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A contractor working for the Town of Hopkinton in preparation for street resurfacing will be installing asphalt shim work on Wednesday July 6th and Thursday July 7th from 7:00 AM-4:00 PM on the following streets.

South Mill St – Ash St to Holliston line (Wednesday & Thursday)
Saddle Hill Rd – Edgehill Rd to Fruit St (Thursday)

Roads will be closed to through traffic. Please seek alternate routes.

Thank you,

Mike Mansir
Hopkinton Highway Manager

Video: 2016 Greyhound Friends 5k

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The Greyhound Friends 5K had a nice turnout and took place on a beautiful Saturday morning. The event raised funds towards needed dental equipment for the dogs at Greyhound Friends. HCAM news caught up with Kathy Lundgren of Greyhound Friends and the Male and Female winners of the race.

Video: Hopkinton Residents Win Dinner at the White House

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4th Grader, Abby Newman of Hopkinton and Vineyard Church Family-Life Pastor, Areli Biggers will head to the White House to have dinner with First Lady, Michelle Obama and other state-wide winners of a nation wide cooking competition. The two teamed up and entered the "2016 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge". The contest was a statewide competition hosted by PBS. This is another great accomplishment for Areli Biggers, Areli recently was featured and won a cooking competition on the Food Networks television program "Chopped".

Flush Your Water Line.

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June 27, 2016 - Please be advised that the Fire Department had to utilize a Fire Hydrant in the Fruit Street area Sunday evening to fight a fire. You may notice some discoloration in the water, through out town. You may need to flush your cold water line to help clear your pipes.

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