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Laurette M. (Lecours) Danahy, 89

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Laurette M. (Lecours) Danahy, 89, died peacefully July 30, 2011 at St. Patrick’s Manor, surrounded by family. Born in Boston, she was the only child of the late Romeo and Gertrude (DeAngelis) Lecours. She was raised in Winthrop, graduating from Winthrop High School in 1939, attending Portia School of Law and graduating from Simmons College in 1943.

Laurette was the devoted wife of William P. Danahy, who died in 2002 at their home in Hopkinton, after 58 years of marriage. She was a loving mother to five children.

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School Supplies Are Here!

While most of us are still on summer break, the Hopkinton HPTA has been busy coordinating the delivery and pick-up of school supplies for the upcoming year.

In its fifth year of operation, the SchoolKidz Back to School Program makes ordering school supplies easy. Five hundred kits were delivered to the Hopkins cafeteria on July 27th and students had two days to pick up their supplies.

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Paul Annunziata's '75 Plymouth Duster Moves to Jay Leno's Garage

Terminally ill with lung cancer, Paul Annunziata did not want to worry about the preservation of his 1975 Plymouth Duster that he had spent five years building in the 1970s. With the transfer of his car to the Jay Leno Garage this week, Paul is happy and content knowing that his car will be taken care of.

Parkinson’s Disease: 60 and older

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Despite incredible discoveries and advancing technologies, medicine still has its mysteries. Count Parkinson’s disease among them, at least partially. Its cause is unknown, and there’s no cure at present or near at hand.

A neurological disorder of the brain that strikes a person’s muscle control and bodily movements, Parkinson’s disease affects nearly one million people in the United States, with 50,000 to 60,000 new cases being diagnosed each year. It generally occurs in people 60 years and older.

Energy Efficient Rebate Program

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The Massachusetts Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program, designed to help homeowners and renters reduce their energy use and to stimulate retail sales, kicked off on Thursday, July 28.

The program is open to all Massachusetts households and allows customers who purchase a new ENERGY STAR refrigerator and/or room air conditioner to replace an inefficient model to qualify for rebates of $150 and $50, respectively. Unlike last year's program, the new program requires customers to buy before they apply and provides real-time information on how much funding is available.

Senate Candidate Tom Conroy to Stop in Hopkinton on Town to Town Walk

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Tom Conroy (D) launched his bid for U. S. Senate on June 2nd. He is now in the midst of a 600-mile “Town-to-Town Walk” across the Commonwealth in his quest to become the “Voice of the People” in the U. S. Senate. He has walked approximately 300 miles. His travels now bring him to Hopkinton.

His itinerary for Friday, July 29th, is as follows: Noon – 12:45 p.m. - Lunch at Bill’s Pizza – 14 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA.

Volunteers Needed to Help Govern Hopkinton

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Hopkinton is in need of volunteers for several town committees and boards. To see the complete list of vacancies, see the attached list below. If you are interested in helping to govern Hopkinton, contact Geri Holland at the Town Manager's Office at 508-497-9700.

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Dora the Explorer Visits the Hopkinton Library

Watch the HCAM News video as we visit the Hopkinton Public Library for some storytelling and a special appearance by Dora the Explorer!

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A New Hopkinton Business: Smintish Productions

Smintish Productions, a new Hopkinton business specializing in media production, was established by Nimish Thapar in June of 2011. The business, which focuses on photography, video, and Computer Based Special effects, grew from a hobby Nimish had as a student in Middle School.

"Photography originally started as a hobby," says Nimish, who recalls his first photo shoot with a disposable camera at school trip to Yosemite.

Lyme Disease Support Group Meets Tomorrow

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Are you, or is someone you know, affected by Lyme Disease or other tick-borne illness? Do you experience chronic fatigue, join or muscle pain, inability to focus and can't seem to find out why?

Consider Hopkinton Area Lyme Friends (H.A.L.F.).
Meeting: Thursday, July 28, 2011
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Where: Milford Public Library (in the Children's Room)

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