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Respite Center Artists Exhibit at CAA

Listen to the HCAM News video as Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA)Executive Director Kris Waldman talks about the current exhibit by artists from the Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center and about what's up and coming at the CAA.

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Aftermath of the Storm

Watch the HCAM News video for a look at some of the damage caused by the recent tropical storm Irene. While not as badly hit as other areas, almost 7% of Hopkinton's NStar customers and still without power and trees are down all over town.

Shower Facilities Available at Middle School

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The Hopkinton Emergency Management Group and the School Districct will be providing emergency showering facilities for the residents of Hopkinton who have been affected by Tropical Storm Irene. The showering facility has been established at he Hopkinton Middle School. Facility access is through the entrance adjacent to the water tanks.

Hours of operation will commence tonigt at 6PM and will operate until 9PM this evening. Residents taking advantage of the showering facility should bring their own towels and please expect potential delays in accessiing the showering facility.

Soldier Thanks Two Hopkinton Churches for their Support

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St. Paul’s Episcopal and Grace United Methodist Churches are holding a prayer and dedication ceremony on Sunday, September 11th at 11:30 a.m. to honor and proudly display a special thank-you gift from the Churches’ Adopt-a-Soldier, Evelina. Evelina has just finished her deployment in Iraq, and both churches sent her supportive care packages, cards, and letters while she was stationed there. She thanked both churches by sending them a flag, bearing the colors of the United States of America.

Safety Tips From Chief Clark

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August 30, 2011 - In the aftermath of Hurricane Irene I would like to share some very important safety tips with you regarding downed electrical power lines. Across a large area of our Town we still have secondary roadways blocked with trees down intertwined with the electrical power lines. Many, many houses also have electric service lines leading from the street to house that are either low hanging or down on the ground. Everyone, especially children, need to be safe and maintain vigilance while in the vicinity of electric power lines.

All Things Senior Center "Thanks for all you do! "

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The "Three Amigos" a the Volunteer Dinner Ralph Edwards, George Gross and Ray Drawe

ALL the people who volunteer at the Senior Center were treated to a special Volunteer Appreciation Dinner last week, which was held at the Center. This is an important annual event because it’s an opportunity for the staff, Council on Aging Board members and Friends of the Seniors to give thanks to all the volunteers who help keep the Hopkinton Senior Center running smoothly.

Power Loss Update from Senator Karen Spilka

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I am still being contacted by many of my constituents about power loss in their neighborhoods. My office and I are continuing to work with NSTAR and National Grid to ensure that power is restored to homes as soon as possible.

I also wanted to provide an update to my constituents who are customers of NSTAR and National Grid about the extent of the outages and the current timeline for power restoration as anticipated by NSTAR and National Grid.

NSTAR is currently reporting:

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• Total # of Customers Served - 7,317
• Total # of Customers Without Power - 599

Schools Will Open Wednesday August 31st

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School for students in Pre-K and grades 1 through 12 will open tomorrow morning, Wednesday, August 31st. Due to storm damage, however, Superintendent Landman cautions families to be aware of some special circumstances.

Details were provided in a press release sent out this afternoon.

Hurricane Irene Status Report from Fire Chief Clark

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At this time we would like to thank the citizens of Hopkinton for their support during this severe weather event. It truly took the assistance of the entire community to successfully meet the demands we all faced during Hurricane Irene. I would like to make you aware of some critical issues that we still need to be aware of in this collaborative effort;

Extra Hours for Brush and Leaf Disposal

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TOWN OF HOPKINTON RECYCLING CENTER
BRUSH AND LEAF DISPOSAL - EXTRA HOURS FOR RESIDENTIAL CLEANUP

Please be advised that Brush and Leaf Disposal Area of the Town of Hopkinton Recycling Center located on Route 135 (Wood Street) at Hopkinton/Westboro Town Line will be open this week for BRUSH AND LEAF disposal resulting from TROPICAL STORM IRENE.

EXTRA HOURS:

Tuesday August 30, 2011 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday August 31, 2011 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursday September 1, 2011 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday September 2, 2011 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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