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Advance Care Planning

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None of us likes to think about the end of life, despite the fact that we know it will come at some time. Making the hard decisions about your own or a loved one’s health care toward the end of life can be unsettling, even troubling. In some cases, family turmoil can result.

Advance care planning – another term for preparing for the end-of-life - can help to make that difficult process a little easier. It can ensure one’s wishes are fulfilled, provide for a peaceful passing, and avoid potential family disruption.

Dr. John Melling, 66

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Dr. John Melling, 66, of Hopkinton, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Born in Connecticut, he was the son of the late Frances and George Melling. He was the husband of Alicia Melling.

Dr. Melling ran a thriving orthodontic practice for several decades and truly enjoyed the communities and families that became such an important part of his life.

William J. McRobert, 74

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William J. McRobert, 74, died Monday, July 28, 2014 after a long illness. He was the husband of Mary M. (Kearnan) McRobert, to whom he was married for 50 years. Born in Natick, he was the son of the late Philip and Esther (Hoey) McRobert.

He was a 1958 graduate of Hopkinton High School.and served in the U.S. Air Force. In 1964 he became an officer for the Hopkinton Police Department and he remained there, retiring as Chief in January 1999.

Oscar Kamishlian, 77

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Oscar Kamishlian, 77, of Hopkinton, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014 in his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Lois M. (Farrar) Kamishlian of 53 years. He was born in Watertown, son of the late Oscar and Martha (Mouradian) Kamishlian and lived in Watertown before moving to Hopkinton in 1955. He was educated in the Watertown schools. He was a U.S Army Veteran.

Mr. Kamishlian, owned and operated his plumbing and Heating Service for many years in the local area, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the Vineyard Church in Hopkinton.

Conservation Commission Reviews Deneen Road, Tammer Lane and others

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The conservation commission met Monday, July 28th, to continue old hearings and hear new proposals of environmental significance in Hopkinton.

Robert Bushway Resigns as Hopkinton’s Principal Assessor

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Hopkinton’s Board of Assessor Chair, Dr. John Duffy, and Norman Khumalo, Town Manager, regret to announce that Mr. Bob Bushway has resigned from his position as Principal Assessor effective Friday, August 1, 2014. Mr. Bushway’s contribution to the Town during his 15-year tenure, and at a time when the Town was experiencing tremendous growth, is remarkable. During that time his passion for his work here in Hopkinton was evident in his work with the Board of Assessors, his professional representation of the Town, and his respectful interaction with the Town’s residents.

Absentee Ballot Notice for September 9, 2014

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The September 9, 2014 State Primary Election Absentee Ballots are now available at the Town Clerk’s Office. Absentee ballots are for those registered voters who are unable to vote at the polls on election day due to: (1) absence from the town during normal polling hours; (2) physical disability preventing you from going to the polling place; or (3) religious belief. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is at Also, the last day to register to vote and change party enrollment for the September 9, 2014 State Primary Election is Wednesday, August 20, 2014 (MGL c. 51; §26).

Work Begins on the Sky's the Limit Courtyard at Hopkinton Middle School

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Additional Donations are Key to Opening Doors this Fall

July 22, 2014 --- Preliminary work has begun on The Sky's the Limit Courtyard at Hopkinton Middle School in an effort to open the doors to the courtyard for the 2014-2015 school year.

Plumbing and electrical work is currently in progress to prepare for masonry and door installation. In addition, updates to the security system, adaptations to ensure compliance with ADA Accessibility standards and initial landscaping to provide proper grading and drainage must be completed before Phase II can begin.

Anthony J. "Tony" Vento, 59

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Anthony J. "Tony" Vento, 59, died Monday, July 21, 2014 as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was the husband of Deboroah (Dailey) Vento, to whom he was married for 38 years. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Anthony and Barbara (Patch) Vento. He was a 1973 Hopkinton High School graduate and was employed as a heavy equipment operator for MWRA.

2nd Annual Evan Girardi 5k Run/Walk

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The Live4Evan community is pleased to host the 2nd Annual Evan Girardi 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, September 6th in Hopkinton, MA!

Register by July 31st and receive $5 off your registration fee. Simply log onto our website at www.live4evan.org to register and enter the promo code: evan2014

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