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Resident and Commuter Advisory

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On Thursday September 4, 2014 the Hopkinton Public Schools will be back in session. All School Zone Speed Signs located around the public schools entrances have been turned on and are in working order. The lawful speed limit in a school zone during school hours is 20 mph. Hopkinton Police Officers will be out monitoring and enforcing speed limits. With the nice weather that we are experiencing there will be several students walking or riding their bikes to school. The crosswalks around the schools will be monitored and enforced.

Little Hayden Rowe, Pike & Fenton Closed Thursday

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On Thursday August 28th the following roads will be closed to through traffic from 7am-3pm for the installation of the top asphalt course.

Hayden Rowe St – From Main St to Grove St.
Fenton St – Full length.
Pike St – Full length.

If you need to get to a business or residence within the work zones please stop and speak with the detail officers and they will help get you there.

Please seek alternate routes if possible.

Thank you,
Mike Mansir
Hopkinton Highway Manager

Fatima Day at the Shrine in Holliston

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On Saturday September 13th, the Xaverian Missionaries will hold the traditional Fatima Day celebration in honor of Our Lady. The theme for this year’s Fatima Day celebrations is on: THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES.” Sing-along at 6:30pm. Mass at 7:00pm. The main celebrant and homilist will be Fr. Adolph Menendez, sx. Fr. Adolph, lives in Holliston – MA, but hails from New York City and has worked for almost 30 years in the missions: first in Japan and then in Mexico. At present he is, together with Fr. Rocco, the Co-Director of the Global Youth Mission Services (GYM).

Bishop Gayle Harris to Visit St. Paul’s Sept. 7

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HOPKINTON, MASS. (August 26, 2014) – The Rt. Reverend Gayle E. Harris, Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, will be visiting St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 61 Wood Street (Rte. 135 ) in Hopkinton on September 7. During her visitation Bishop Harris will be the principal celebrant at the 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist service, and will meet with the congregation at a lunch reception following the service. All are welcome to attend the 10:30 a.m. service.

Boston Magazine Ranks Hopkinton High School 24th Best in Greater Boston Area

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Boston Magazine provided more evidence at how strong the Hopkinton school system is, as they ranked the top 50 best public schools in Massachusetts, and Hopkinton High School came in at 24th!

"We chased down and analyzed a dizzying array of data—test scores, student-to-teacher ratios, graduation rates—to produce proprietary rankings of both public and private high schools in Greater Boston. Below is our exclusive ranking of the top 50 best public schools."

Hopkinton Emergency Management Offers Tips for Family Hurricane Preparedness

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Fire Chief / Emergency Management Director Ken Clark

We are again poised to enter hurricane season. The Hopkinton Emergency Management Group with the assistance of The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is offering personal hurricane preparedness tips to all of the citizens of our community. The three key tips for preparing for hurricanes, as well any potential emergencies or disasters are to build a kit, create a plan and stay informed.

Back to School Curriculum Night Schedule, Raffle and More

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Back-to-school curriculum nights are almost upon us - check the dates for your kids' schools and grades immediately below. When you attend, keep an eye out for the Hopkinton Education Foundation's information tables and presentations, where you can learn more about our work. One lucky visitor will win a new GoPro Hero3+ video camera in our annual raffle.

Visioning Steering Group Gives Update to Planning Board

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Tim Kilduff from the Visioning Steering Group appeared before the Planning Board during their August 25 meeting to give an update to the Board. A lot of work has been done by the Group and the Group is preparing a survey that will be sent out to the community during the week of September 1. Many members of the Group were in attendance as Kilduff gave his report.

Greyhound Friends Needs Your Support!

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Greyhound Friends began leasing the old kennel and land at 167 Saddle Hill Road, Hopkinton on May 1, 1987. Finances were slim and sporadic at the beginning. For several years I lived in the tiny office of the kennel. It was quite awful. But Greyhound Friends took hold, as people steadily adopted dogs and the word spread about these wonderful pets. A steady flow of funds, however, was and still is usually difficult to attain.

Register for Fall/Winter Programs at Parks and Recreation Department Website

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Hopkinton Parks and Recreation Department is happy to announce registration for Fall/Winter programs will be open for registration on Sept 2. Our brochure is available for preview now at our new and improved website: www.hopkintonrec.org . Check out all the programs that we have to offer including: In-Town Basketball, Ski Programs, Girls of the Run, a Tennis Tournament, even a trip to New York City! New this year, TDA Driver's Ed program will be offered through the Parks and Recreation department!

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