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Senator Spilka Honored as MA Down Syndrome Congress Legislative Advocate of the Year

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BOSTON, MA— The Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) honored Senator Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland) as the 2017 Legislative Advocate of the Year, in recognition of her tireless support for the Massachusetts Down syndrome community.

The award is an original painting created by self-advocate Michael Avakian of Bedford and was presented to Senator Spilka in her State House office on Wednesday.

Hopkinton Town Hall Renovation Update

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Due to flooding at Hopkinton Town Hall caused by a broken water pipe on Tuesday April 11th, Town Hall remains temporarily closed down and town offices remain at temporary remote locations.

Holliston, Hopkinton and Natick Receive Green Communities Grants for Clean Energy Projects

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BOSTON – Senator Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland) announced today that the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has awarded a total of $631,202 in Green Communities competitive grants to Holliston, Hopkinton and Natick to fund clean energy projects. The towns are among 72 municipalities across the state receiving $14 million in grants in this round of funding.

Touch-A-Truck and Food Truck Festival Raises Over $20,000 for the Renovation and Expansion of Hopkinton Public Library

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Hopkinton Public Library Foundation’s 6th Annual Touch-A-Truck and Food Truck Festival raised over $20,000 for the restoration, renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library, due to open its doors this fall. The event hosted 3000 kids and adults on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at the Hopkinton High School.

Chamber of Commerce State of the Town June 14th 7:30am

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On Wednesday, June 14th, 7:30am at the HCAM Studios the Chamber of Commerce hosts their annual State of the Town event. The event will feature presentations by Chamber President, Scott Richardson, Town Manager, Norman Khumalo, Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Cathy MacLeod and the Board of Selectmen. Get the latest update on whats happenings in your town!

Video: Hopkinton Public Library Foundation Annual Touch A Truck & Food Festival 2017

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The Hopkinton High School parking lot was packed on Sunday (June 4th) for the 6th annual Hopkinton Public Library Foundation "Touch A Truck and Food Festival". HPLF Board Member, Katie Principe stated that close to 3,000 people attended the event this year and each year continues to have increased interest. She also stated that fundraising towards the renovation of the Public Library is going very well and 900,000 towards the 1 million dollar goal has been raised.

View scenes from another very successful year of the event below.

Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Graduates 18 from Special Citizens Academy

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. – The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office recently concluded its inaugural Special Citizens Academy with a graduation ceremony and lunch for the 18 participants who completed the four-week program.

Senator Karen Spilka Announces Funding for Hopkinton and MetroWest

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BOSTON– The Senate voted Thursday on a $40.8 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2018, investing in key areas related to local aid, education, health and human services, housing and workforce development. The budget makes targeted investments, while limiting the use of one-time revenue sources and protecting the state’s Stabilization Fund.
 

Senate Passes Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

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BOSTON– The Senate voted today on a $40.8 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2018, investing in key areas related to local aid, education, health and human services, housing and workforce development. The budget makes targeted investments, while limiting the use of one-time revenue sources and protecting the state’s Stabilization Fund.

Officer Peter Gavin Presented Medal of Valor at Statewide Corrections Ceremony

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BOSTON – Corrections professionals from across the Commonwealth gathered at the State House on
Tuesday, May 23 to recognize outstanding acts of service during the 20th Annual Correctional Employee
of the Year Awards Ceremony.

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