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Senate Approves Major Reform of CHINS System

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The Senate on Thursday unanimously passed legislation filed by Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) to completely overhaul the current system for handling children who consistently get in trouble at home or at school, including runaways and students who are habitually truant.

Announcing Upcoming Events of the Arts for July, August & More!

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Greetings to all!

Hoping you are enjoying these warm summer days with much sun and clear blue sky! This is a very quick pull-together of events sent for sharing. You will find a number of events of music, a lot of great summertime blues, some poetry, opportunity to see exhibits, puppets for adults and even opportunity to pursue travel and creativity in Ecuador! Lynne Daminanos also has shared some vacation tips for taking photographs. Enjoy the days and please send any news of the arts that you'd like to share and I will try to send out another by next weekend!

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Harry Potter Trivia Winners

On Wednesday night, young witches and wizards gathered in the Hopkinton Library to take the N.E.W.T exams. They were quizzed on various forms of trivia from the Harry Potter books, including quotes, people, and places.

The questions started out easy, but grew more difficult as time progressed, and more and more of the contestants were having difficulty with remembering the answers. Even the audience was confused and couldn't answer some of the harder questions, but four contest winners did emerge before the end of the night;
Liam Horsman, Ashley Olafsen, Maddy Boyce and Kyran Schnur.

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Ed the Wizard at the Hopkinton Library

Ala-kazam! There was magic in the air at the library on July 12th. Ed the Wizard was on hand to entertain many of Hopkinton's youngsters. The program was funded due to a grant given to the library by the Hopkinton Cultural Council. And it did not disappoint, as the kids watched in amazement as Ed seemed to do the impossible. The kids even got in on the action too, helping the Wizard out with some of his tricks... As part of the program, Ed the Wizard took the kids on a journey around the world to perform many of his tricks. Watch the HCAM News video for more!

Jeannine Prepetit, 53

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Jeannine “Penny” Prepetit, 53, of Hopkinton, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2011 at Mass General Hospital in Boston after a brief illness. Born in Saugus, she was the daughter of Clifford Smith of Lunenburg and Jeannine (Vienneau) Smith of Hopkinton. She was the wife of Michael Prepetit of Hopkinton.

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Working on the Relationship with Xiamen China

Watch the HCAM News video as representatives from Xiamen China visit Hopkinton. On June 29th, Hopkinton put itself on the map in Xiamen China. Representatives from Xiamen, including influential business and government leaders met with town officials in order to foster a relationship together. By leveraging the prestige of the Boston Marathon, Hopkinton has been able to gain recognition on an international level.

Selectmen Re-appoint Members of Historic District Commission

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The Board of Selectmen reappointed two members of the Historic District Commission Tuesday night, but not without discussion of the Commission’s previous actions related to the library proposal.

The possible reappointment of Chairman Michael Girardi and Austin Spang prompted discussion between the Selectmen about how the Historic District Commission is currently operating.

Selectmen Lift Hiring Freeze - Finance Director Position Posted

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Selectmen voted unanimously at their Tuesday night meeting to lift the hiring freeze to enable Town Manager Norman Khumalo to begin his search to replace departed Finance Director Heidi Kriger.

Khumalo cited the mission critical nature of the position, pending end of year projects that may be affected and the time needed for the new hire to successfully transition before work on the FY13 budget begins.

$4M+ Library Grant Wait Listed

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The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) voted this morning to award a total of approximately $28 million in General Construction Provisional Grants to eight area communities, but Hopkinton was not one of the eight. The Hopkinton Library Building Project was wait listed, with an award amount of $4,533,580. THE MBLC placed all applicants into three categories: (1) those approved to be funded now; (2) those approved to be funded later, as funds become available through the State's five year capital plan; and (3) those that were asked to re-submit their applications.

Weston Nurseries to Host Pink Day on July 30

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Weston Nurseries, Inc. announces that it will host its first Pink Day on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at the Hopkinton and Chelmsford Garden Centers. Pink Day is a fundraiser event at garden centers across North America to raise money for breast cancer research.

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