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Weather Trends in Hopkinton: July 19th-26th

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According to the DPW weather station, the highest temperature reached in Hopkinton last week was 93.3 degrees, the lowest was 53.6. Average temperature last week in Hopkinton was 72.1 degrees. Humidity was at an average of 75.2%, the peak was 97% while the lowest was 32%. Wind Speed averaged 1.1 MPH, while reaching a high of 11 MPH. Precipitation accumulated 0.11 inches last week in Hopkinton. You can see all the averages for Hopkinton below and be on the lookout for future weather updates in Hopkinton.

Jimmy Hervol Captures 2015 Massachusetts Junior Amateur Championship Title at His Home Course of Hopkinton Country Club

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Hopkinton, MA — It all seemed to fall into perfect place for Jimmy Hervol (Hopkinton CC) on Wednesday afternoon. After all, it was his course, his year and his time.

In front of a gallery of friends, family and club members the 17-year-old Hopkinton native captured the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Amateur Championship at his home course of Hopkinton Country Club.

“It was awesome,” said Hervol. “I was able to represent the club. Everyone here was supporting me. In order to win it in front of my friends and family was great.”

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Gov. Baker Extends Hours to Pools and Beaches

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Cambridge- July 29, 2015- With the forecast of potential 90 degree weather expected throughout the remainder of the week, today, Governor Charlie Baker joined Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Matthew Beaton and Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Commissioner Carol Sanchez to announce that hours of operations at many of the state’s pools, beaches, and waterfronts will be extended to 7:30 PM from Friday, July 31, 2015 through Sunday, August 2, 2015.

Tom Brady 4 Game Suspension Upheld

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's 4 game suspension. Tom Brady was suspended 4 games in May after footballs used by the Patriots in the AFC championship game against the Colts were found to be inflated under the NFL requirements. 11 of the 12 footballs used in the first half were found to be under the league limit by approximately 1 PSI.

Zoning Advisory Committee Vacancy

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The Planning Board is seeking residents interested in serving on the Zoning Advisory Committee. The Board is looking for residents who will be energized and committed to addressing various zoning related topics in depth, and committed to attending regular evening meetings generally from September through February. The Planning Board is looking forward to appointing a vital, creative and energetic Committee. The work program for the Committee will be developed following a Public Forum in the fall of 2015. Terms are for one year, and no prior experience is necessary.

Study Says Massachusetts is Best School System in the US

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Well known ranking service "WalletHub" compared the quality of education in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. They used 13 different categories to rank each states School system including; 1) Presence of State's Public Schools within the "Top 700 Best U.S.

Mari-Jo C. Harney

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Mari-Jo C. Harney, of Southborough, MA and formerly of Hopkinton, MA, died peacefully in the comfort of her home on July 24th, 2015, after a battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving husband, Joseph, and her sons, Joe, Jake and Justin. Mari-Jo was the daughter of Joseph F. and Esther (Grandy) Charlebois and was born in Potsdam, NY.

Hervol and Henderson Lead the Way for Hopkinton Hopefuls: Day 1 of Massachusetts Junior Amateur Championship Is In the Books

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A little home-course knowledge goes a long way and two hopefuls – Jimmy Hervol (Hopkinton CC) and Connor Henderson (Hopkinton CC) – are looking for that advantage this week as they compete at the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Amateur Championship.

Hervol and Henderson represent a total of six competitors who call Hopkinton Country Club their home. All six are looking forward to competing well and representing a place that they all call home.

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USOC pulls bid for 2024 in Boston

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According to multiple reports the United States Olympic Committee has pulled the Boston 2024 Olympics bid. On Monday Jan 27th Boston Mayor Marty Walsh refused to sign a contract with the U.S. Olympic Committee that commits the city to covering any budget overruns. Mayor Walsh strongly supported the Boston Olympic bid but said in a press conference he cannot commit at this time to signing the host city contract if Boston won the right to the 2024 Olympics.

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Video: Water-Sewer Manager updates on Water Tanks and Water Levels

Water-Sewer manager Eric Carty gave HCAM News an update on the Water Tanks in-front of Hopkinton Middle School. The smaller tank to the right holds approximately 320,000 gallons and was built in 1922, Carty stated they are looking into temporary maintenance work and to eventually have the tank replaced to increase storage; "this one is not quite sufficient enough anymore with the growth we've had in town." The tank to the left was built in 1966 and holds approximately 1.5 million gallons and evaluations are being done for spot repairs and cleaning.

Carty stated that engineers from Weston & Sampson are currently evaluating the tanks; "right now the indication is to take the smaller tank down and use a same height tank." The Water-Sewer manager mentioned in order to take the small tank down, it is likely that the wider tank would have to be built next to the smaller tank so the town would not have a tank down during the process in order to keep up with the demand. "It is still early in the study so something else might come out of it but that seems the way they will be falling right now."

Carty said it's been a busy summer for the DPW with a lot of construction happening during the summer throughout town; "we've been busy with doing inspections for the water mains and getting them filled and all the other associated work that goes along with the construction." Despite the lack of rain this summer, Carty mentioned that the water levels are doing okay; "we've had just enough rain that kept us at an okay level, we're starting to see the ground levels drop." He mentioned that water consumption should be monitored closely with a lack of rain the last couple of weeks; "we are trying to get the word out there that your lawns really only need 1 inch of water a week to stay green and if everyone adheres to the watering rules and regulations which are imposed on us by the DEP, than that will help us make it through the summer without any significant issues in terms of supply."

You can see more information about a rain barrel program the DPW implemented with the help of local nurseries here.

To hear more information watch the interview below.

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