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Elm Street to Reopen

Construction on Elm Street started at the end of June and has been ongoing throughout the summer months. HCAM News spoke with DPW Director John Westerling for an update. The road is expected to be open to traffic after Friday August today. Watch the HCAM News video for details.

Planning Board Agenda for August 22

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Annual Planning Board goals, appointments to the Zoning Advisory Committee (ZAC) and two public hearings;one for tree removal on a scenic road and the other for a special permit for a proposed 3- lot residential subdivision off Spring Street. Monday, August 22 at 7:30 in Room 211 at Town Hall. See below for complete agenda details.

Middle School/High School Bus Routes Posted

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Twelve days to go and counting......How early will you have to get up to catch your bus? Bus routes for the Middle School and High School are now posted on the School District website.

Police Officer Hit During Traffic Detail

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According to a press release from Lt. Charles Wallace of the Hopkinton Police Department, on Thursday August 18th, at approximately 07:18 AM, a Hopkinton police officer was struck by a construction vehicle owned by Ludlow Construction of Ludlow, Mass., while directing traffic at a construction site on Elm Street.

The officer suffered serious injuries believed to be non-life threatening and was transported to UMass Medical Center in Worcester, Mass, by Hopkinton Fire Department Paramedics.

Hopkinton Area Lyme Friends

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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, joint or muscle pain, inability to focus and can’t seem to find out why?

The purpose of this group is for those who wish to share their experiences with Lyme disease or may be interested in learning more about current
articles in magazines and newspapers, current Lyme disease legislation proposals, and sources of information on the internet. We are not doctors;

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BOS Hold All Hands Goal Planning Session

Goals were on the agenda at the recent Board of Selectmen's meeting. Over 30 department heads and committee chairs joined the board on Tuesday, August 16th for an "all hands" brainstorming session on how to meet the five goals for FY12 identified by the board.

Turnout for the working session was good and Town Manager Norman Khumalo was pleased.

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Origami at the Library

As part of their summer activities program, the Hopkinton library sponsored an origami workshop on August 8th. Approximately 15 children participated in the program. The class was planned by children's services librarian Denise Kofron, who read the enthusiastic kids a story about the Japanese paper folding technique.

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ESL's Script to Screen Camp

Earlier in August, HCAM played host to Enter Stage Left Theater's from Script to Stage summer program. The week-long camp gave kids the ability to flex both their acting and film-making muscles.

With guidance from ESL staff, the kids made two movies. The group decided on making two very distinct films; a ghost story and a coming-of-age tale. Camper Andrew Keeley says that the group's inspiration for their coming-of-age saga "Nothing Ever Happens in This Town", came from a popular coming-of-age movie from the 1980's.

Respite Center Artists Exhibit at CAA

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The Cultural Arts Alliance of Hopkinton (CAA) is hosting an exhibit of The Artists of the Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center at the CAA Gallery, 98 Hayden Rowe in Hopkinton from now until September 7. Exhibit hours are weekdays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and admission is free. This program is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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