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Hopkinton Drug’s 4th Annual Free Lecture Series

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Hopkinton Drug is proud to announce its upcoming 4th Annual Lecture Series which will consist of four different lectures; topics will include Low Back Pain, Emergency Preparedness for Pets and the Humane Society’s Role in the Community, Hypothyroidism and Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. “We are so excited to bring this series of free, public events to the town of Hopkinton and surrounding communities,” commented Michael Macione, Director of Sales and Marketing for the store.

Registration for the 2015 Boston Marathon Now Open

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Field size will be 30,000 official entrants for the 119th running of event.

BOSTON -- Registration for the 2015 Boston Marathon opens on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The B.A.A. will use the same process to register qualified runners as it used in the 2012, 2013, and 2014 Boston Marathons, allowing the fastest qualifiers to register first.

Registration will be held entirely online at www.baa.org. The qualification window for the 2015 Boston Marathon began last year on September 14, 2013.

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 5th 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.

Evan Girardi Memorial 5K Race/Walk and Event

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The 2nd Annual Evan Girardi Memorial 5K Race/Walk and Event begins at Hopkinton’s EMC Park, with a route through scenic downtown Hopkinton and concluding at Hopkinton High School, 90 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton, MA on Saturday, September 6, at 9:00 AM. Please join us for our annual gathering and fundraiser (race, live music, raffles, food, face painting, vendors). All proceeds directly benefit families and patients effected by Congenital Heart Disease (CHD).

Is Marijuana Medicine?

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Massachusetts voters in 2012 overwhelmingly approved a ballot question allowing patients to use marijuana for “debilitating medical conditions.” The vote represented a major departure from the nation’s usual way of creating testing, and approving medicines. Today, 23 states and the District of Columbia have approved the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes as of August, and more are likely to follow.

Hopkinton Emergency Management Offers Tips for Family Hurricane Preparedness

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Fire Chief / Emergency Management Director Ken Clark

We are again poised to enter hurricane season. The Hopkinton Emergency Management Group with the assistance of The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is offering personal hurricane preparedness tips to all of the citizens of our community. The three key tips for preparing for hurricanes, as well any potential emergencies or disasters are to build a kit, create a plan and stay informed.

Hopkinton Board of Health Vacancy Announcement

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On August 22, 2014 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 3-1(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 September 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 2015.

Advance Care Planning

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None of us likes to think about the end of life, despite the fact that we know it will come at some time. Making the hard decisions about your own or a loved one’s health care toward the end of life can be unsettling, even troubling. In some cases, family turmoil can result.

Advance care planning – another term for preparing for the end-of-life - can help to make that difficult process a little easier. It can ensure one’s wishes are fulfilled, provide for a peaceful passing, and avoid potential family disruption.

Ensuring Healthy Communities

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In 1799, Paul Revere was named chairman of the Commonwealth’s first board of health in Boston and given broad authority to control the “filth and offal” that contaminated the environment. Two plus centuries later, though charged with many more responsibilities, the purpose of these boards remains the same: to provide for the public’s health and safety.

Last Chance to Sign Up For Camp Bailout

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Registration is about to end for Massachusetts premiere camp for young women. Get you application in now.

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