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Senate Passes Pharmaceutical Access, Costs and Transparency (PACT) Act

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BOSTON – Today, the Massachusetts Senate passed An Act relative to Pharmaceutical Access, Costs and Transparency (PACT Act), comprehensive pharmaceutical cost control legislation aimed at addressing the high and rapidly increasing costs of prescription drugs. By connecting the need for greater drug price transparency with policies to improve oversight over the pharmaceutical industry, the legislation will put Massachusetts at the forefront of the state’s efforts to tackle increasing drug costs. It will also reduce drug costs to patients and lower health care costs overall.

Hopkinton High School to Perform Winter Concerts

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The Hopkinton High School Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Lab, Symphonic Band and Concert Band present their annual Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m.

The Hopkinton High School Chorus and Orchestra perform their annual Winter Concert on Wednesday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m.

Editorial: Main Street Corridor Project

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Little did we know back in 2010 that town officials already had a fate accomplished in mind with their premature submission of the 25% plan in order to establish Hopkinton`s place in the state funding queue for the Downtown Improvement project. The current level of Select Board grumbling over the Main Street Alliance`s successful Citizen`s Petition for a Special Town Meeting on December 9, reflects their frustration that another side of this story is finally being heard.

Joseph William Pratt Jr., 64

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Joseph William Pratt Jr., 64, of Salisbury and formerly of Hopkinton and Westborough, passed away at his home unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Born in Framingham, he was the son of Mary Catherine (O’Brien) Pratt of Hopkinton and the late Joseph William Pratt.

Joseph was a self-employed auto mechanic, who was well known for his keen ability to quickly diagnose and fix vehicle problems. Joe had a big heart and loved his family dearly. He will be missed by many.

Jo-Anne M. (Frieh) Kinney, 81

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Jo-Anne M. (Frieh) Kinney, 81, a longtime Upton resident, ​
passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 ​
at Beaumont Rehab & Skilled Nursing Center, Northbridge.​
Born in Hopkinton, on July 7, 1938, she was the daughter ​
of the late Francis and Agnes (Pyne) Frieh. Raised & educated ​
in Hopkinton, a graduate of Hopkinton High School.​
Prior to retirement, Ms. Kinney was employed as a campus police
officer at the Westboro State Hospital for 26 years. ​
She also was employed as a crossing guard, dispatcher, and ​

Video: South Asian Circle of Hopkinton Annual Diwali Gala

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The South Asian Circle of Hopkinton hosted their annual Diwali Gala at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. The celebratory event featured food, dance performances and much more. View the terrific performances below.

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Jeremy Michael Farrell, 42

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Jeremy Michael Farrell, 42, of Hopkinton, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019 at his home following a valiant battle with drug addiction and mental illness. Born in Framingham, he was the son of Cynthia (White) Farrell of Hopkinton and Michael Farrell and his wife, Diana of Marlborough and his aunt, Carol “Cookie” White, who helped raise him.

A 1995 graduate of Keefe Tech in Framingham, Jeremy went on to work in the construction business. He enjoyed fishing and loved his friends and family fiercely.

Video: Hopkinton Veterans Day Ceremony 2019

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The American Legion Post 202 hosted the annual Hopkinton Veteran's Day Ceremony at the Hopkinton Senior Center. Speakers included Adjutant, Michael Whalen, HHS Student, Kiki Fossbender, Pastor, Rob Davis of the Vineyard Church, David Melly from Representative Carolyn Dykema's Office and Hopkinton Veteran, Ted Hoyt. View the ceremony and highlights below!

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HHS Top of the Hill Induction Ceremony Tuesday November 26th at 7pm

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The Hopkinton High School Top of the Hill Program honors alumni for their exceptional achievements and contributions to society. This program is brought to you by The Hopkinton Parent Teacher Association, The Hopkinton Education Foundation, and the Hopkinton High School.

Induction Ceremony Tuesday November 26th @ 7pm

Hopkinton High School Auditorium

Ceremony & Light Refreshments

Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce Presents Breakfast Club on November 14th!

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Please join us for our new Breakfast Club!

Our first Breakfast Club will be hosted by The Hopkinton Center for the Arts,

Nov. 14th, 7:30am - 8:30am
at The Hopkinton Center for the Arts.
98 Hayden Rowe St. Hopkinton, MA

Topic of discussion will be the HCA's role in the community.

This is a FREE event & coffee and refreshments will be provided!

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