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Breast Cancer: 1 in 8, but good news, too

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Next to skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. About one in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, with three out of four developing it after age 50.

But the good news is that death rates from this disease have been declining due to better treatment, and today there are nearly three million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.

Roadwork Notice 8-31-2015

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Asphalt paving is scheduled on the following streets.

Wednesday September 2nd – Teresa Rd – From Nicholas Rd to Alexander Rd. 7am-1pm
Wood St – From Rocky Woods Rd to the Westboro town Line. 1pm-5pm.

Please expect delays and seek alternate routes when possible. More updated notices will be posted as needed.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during these needed projects.

Mike Mansir
Highway Manager

Doris E. Connor, 97

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Doris E. Connor, 97, of Hopkinton, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Cora (Kimball) and Herman Larter. She was the wife of the late William Connor.

Doris had worked for Farrar Fire Truck Builders in Woodville until her retirement at the age of 65 and then went on to work as a bookkeeper at Smith Mill until the age of 91. She was a member of the 4th Marine Division Alumni. She loved her dog, Iwo.

Hopkinton CFO Resigns to Pursue New Career Objectives

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On Friday, August 28, 2015, Finance Director Christopher Howell submitted, and I have accepted, his resignation from his position with the Town of Hopkinton effective September 4, 2015. He has decided to pursue other opportunities for the next stage of his career. He advises me that serving the Town in the role of CFO has been rewarding for him personally and professionally. I have come to know and value Chris as a very pleasant and likable person. I wish him the best in his professional endeavors.


Norman Khumalo
Town Manager

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Video: Hopkinton Center for the Arts Open House shows off renovations

The Hopkinton Center for the arts has been working on renovating the barn for months and this past weekend they hosted an open house for a portion of it and Executive Director Kelly Grill was thrilled about the response; "the turnout is more than we could have hoped was wonderful to see everybody and everybody coming to find out information about classes and activities going on but also just to find out about the facility." Grill said the Center for the Arts hopes to finish the entire facility in October and have a grand opening November 7th. The Center for the Arts is looking to raise $250,000 to finish the barn renovations. To hear more about the renovations, watch the video below.

Many new classes will take place at the Hopkinton Center for the arts, Artist Priscilla Levesque was in attendance at the Open House and she will be teaching a watercolor class starting September 17th.

In the video below, scenes from the open house HCAM news talked with Executive Director Kelly Grill and Priscilla Levesque previews the watercolor class.

For more information about the HCA visit:

The “Dear Hopkinton” Photo Project: What it is and how you can participate

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During the Hopkinton 300th Anniversary “Light up the Night” Community Celebration on Saturday, September 12th, we will be offering an interactive photo project called “Dear Hopkinton” for open participation by all members of our community. This project concept was “loaned” to us by Robert Fogarty, the creator of the original project, “Dear World” Fogarty developed “Dear World” in 2009 following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

300th Anniversary Time Capsule Project for Students - Write your letter to be included!

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Hopkinton is celebrating its 300th Birthday this year! As part of the celebration, we would like to create a Time Capsule which will be opened in 50 years. We hope you will participate in this exciting project by writing a letter to your future self. Please put your letter in an envelope addressed to yourself and come to the Scavenger Hunt tent at the Light Up the Night Celebration Picnic on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 4 pm – dusk behind the Hopkinton Middle School to mail it.

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Video: Question of the Week 8-28-2015

HCAM News has started a "Question of the Week" segment, in which we ask people around town their opinion on various topics. This week we asked what is your favorite vacation spot in the world?

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VIdeo: Hopkinton Drug Lecture Series Preview

Free public lectures featuring prominent health professionals and wellness educators, all events will take place at the Hopkinton Senior Center. The dates and topics are listed below, watch the video below for a preview of what to expect this year at the lecture series.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 6:30pm
Ritchie Shoemaker MD, Biotoxin Specialist
Mold, lyme, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue – when inflammation becomes chronic
Dr. Shoemaker will review the elements of chronic inflammatory response syndrome beginning with its discovery and sequential advances in diagnosis. He will review therapies that are used in his 11-step treatment protocol and share with us exciting findings in regulation of gene transcription that lead to advanced insights into the inflammation we see in daily practice in a variety of conditions beyond CIRS.

Thursday, October 8, 2015 6:30pm
Binh Nguyen DC, Chiropractor
Alternative Treatment for
the Spine (Lower Back Pain)
Discussion of the theories, misconceptions and causes associated with low back pain/sciatica. Learn why many have problems with their backs. Learn how to prevent back pain and what treatment works best. Understand your back symptoms and when you need to see a Doctor of Chiropractic.

Thursday, November 5, 2015 6:30pm
Kenneth Blanchard MD PhD, Endocrinologist
Menopausal Hormone
Replacement Therapy
Discussions on the controversy surrounding menopausal hormone replacement therapy and what may be appropriate treatment options. Find out if HRT should be used for optimal health rather than just the treatment of symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 6:30pm
John Zarrella DMD, Dentist
Link between Oral Health of the Aging Population and General Overall Health
The medical and dental professionals are joining together to promote awareness to the public on the many health risks and diseases caused from underlining chronic inflammation. Our overall health is compromised from an unhealthy mouth, mainly from gum disease. We’ll review various types of chronic inflammation, how to stop it and preventive measures used every day. Exercise, proper nutrition and regular healthcare all play a role in reducing inflammation in our bodies.

Thursday, January 14, 2016 6:30pm
W. Alex Bingham MD ABoIM, Integrative Physician
Allergies and Asthma Discussions on the affects allergens and other environmental stressors have on the body. Sneezing, watery eyes and congestion are common symptoms but the less obvious are digestive problems, migraine headaches, arthritis, eczema, psoriasis and sinus infections. Learn what causes symptoms to flare, including foods, environmental agents, chemicals/toxins and stress.

All Lectures hosted at: Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew Street, Hopkinton, MA
For more information (508) 435-4441 ext. 111

Fatima Day at the Shrine in September

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On Sunday, September 13, the Xaverian Missionaries will hold the traditional Fatima Day celebration in honor of Our Lady. It is going to be our Fifth Fatima Day of 2015. This year’s theme is on Our Blessed Mother Mary in the writings of St. Guido M. Conforti – Founder of the Xaverian Missionaries. The main celebrant and homilist will be Fr. Adolph Menendez, sx. Fr. Adolph served for almost 30 years in the missions: first in Japan and then in Mexico. At present he is in Holliston involved in mission education and pastoral ministry.


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