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Water Main Work on Lakeshore Drive

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Please be advised that due to a utility conflict encountered during the Lakeshore Drive culvert replacement project, it will be necessary to lower the water main that services that area. In order to complete that work, the water will need to be shut off on Lakeshore Drive and all of the side streets down to Amherst Road, while the pipe is lowered. The contractor estimates that the work will take between 4-6 hours to complete.

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Video Segment: Hillers Baseball Prepares for Season

The Hopkinton Hillers Baseball team spent the first few weeks of their season practicing in the High School Athletic Center. Most of the snow was cleared off the Baseball fields using Green Sand but still it's a bit too flooded to practice outside but Head Coach Jay Golden says the team has made the most of it. "Whenever you deal with the weather, it's something we can't control." Coach Golden was greatful too have the ability to come inside and use the entire field house, "we're fortunate to have the facility that we do..we just make the most of it... The Kids are working hard and that's all we can really ask for."

Golden stated that the team energy is as high as it's ever been and despite all the new faces, Golden is excited about the team he has for the upcoming season. Besides the new faces on the squad, another change this year is key offensive player and senior Matt Decina will be transitioned back to the infield. Decina played the Hillers outfield over the past 2 seasons but has plenty of infield experience starting for the Milford Legion Baseball team throughout the last few years.

Despite the rough weather through March, Coach Golden say's the team is ready; "you can get more of a realistic view of where you're at as a team on the field.. but in terms of installing what we need to do as far as first and third defense, bunt defense and first and third offense, we've had so much time inside that we've almost installed everything that we want to."

The Hillers season opens April 10th at Medway High School against Medfield, first home game is currently scheduled for Monday April 27th at 3:45 against Ashland.

The video below features a two box with the Coach Golden interview and shots from a Hillers indoor practice.

Jon Graziano seeking re-election to the School Committee

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Dear Hopkinton Residents:

I am pleased to announce that I am seeking re-election to the Hopkinton School Committee this May. I’m extremely proud of the work that the School Committee has done in my first term. I believe that my experience and my approach to problem-solving have proven effective. These will continue to be essential while collaborating with other town boards and departments to face the challenges that our district will confront in the coming years.

Team Hoyt’s Dick Hoyt Named Grand Marshal of the 2015 Boston Marathon

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Along with son Rick, Dick Hoyt Completed 32 Boston Marathons. Lisa Rainsberger to be Honorary Starter of Elite Women’s Race.

BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced today that Dick Hoyt of Team Hoyt will be the Grand Marshal of the 2015 Boston Marathon® on Monday, April 20. Two of the Boston Marathon’s most recognizable figures, Dick and son Rick Hoyt completed their 32nd and final Boston Marathon together in 2014. Dick announced afterwards that he would retire from the Boston Marathon.

Local Entertainment Needed to Light up the Night!

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Do you sing, dance, play in a band, walk on stilts, perform magic tricks or have a unique talent? If so, the Hopkinton 300th Celebration Committee is looking for you!

The Hopkinton 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee has multiple stages and venues to showcase a variety of entertainment at its "Light up the Night” Community Celebration & Fireworks event planned for Saturday, September, 12th, 2015.

Snappy Dogs is Back Open Monday

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Despite the closing of Colella's, Snappy Dogs hotdog stand announced on their facebook page, they will open for the season again Monday at their usual spot.

The post was as follows; "Good news, Snappy fans. Snappy Dogs will open for the season NEXT MONDAY, APRIL 13TH in our usual spot!!!!!!!

2013 Boston Marathon Bomber Found Guilty on All 30 Counts

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2013 Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty on all 30 counts. The ruling makes Tsarnaev eligible for the death penalty.

Fox Boston listed the 30 counts at http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/28741162/verdict-sheet-jury-returning-v...

COUNT ONE: GUILTY
Conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction.

Free Ice Scream Social on April 16

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Ice Cream Social & The Holliston Band at the Hopkinton Senior Center on Thursday, April 16 at 1:00 pm.

Sign up by calling 508-497-9730.

No Charge, but Donations gratefully accepted.

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Video Segment: Happening in Hopkinton

A few Hopkinton Schools will have new start and end times starting in the 2015-2016 school year. Elementary Schools in Hopkinton released their new hours for the 2015-2016 School year. Hopkins School will start at 8:15am and end at 2:30pm, Elmwood and Center School will start at 9:00am and end at 3:15pm.

The Hopkinton Garden Club won first place at the Boston flower and Garden show and they congratulate their members Henry Schmidt, Deborah Coleman,
Kathy Yankee, Audrey Dempsey, Liz Swenson, and Merylyn Mezitt on winning the blue ribbon in the Design Division’s “Circle of Life” Club Competition.
The group also received the Club Competition Award, a top honor for receiving 95 points or higher in the design scoring.

Niche.com, a website that ranks High Schools, Colleges and neighborhoods throughout the country ranked Hopkinton as the 12th best Public High School in Massachusetts. Overall the site ranked 14,431 high schools throughout the country based on key statistics and 4.6 million opinions from 280,000 students and parents. 110 reviews of Hopkinton High School were sent to Niche and based on the reviews and statistics Hopkinton received an exceptional overall ranking.

The Hopkinton Police Department reminds you to be aware for runners training as we get closer to the Boston Marathon. Monday April 20th is the big day, on The big day the Hopkinton Police department would like you to know. There will be no on street parking allowed in or near the center of town on Marathon Monday. Numerous roads in Hopkinton will be posted No Parking. Parking is allowed only in designated parking lots on South Street and at Hopkinton State Park. Parking is not allowed on South Street or Cedar Street. All violators will be ticketed and towed. Parking on school property is prohibited unless authorized.

For more: Watch the video below.

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Video Segment: Signs Up Around Town Raising Runner Awareness

You will see signs placed strategically throughout Hopkinton. The signs are an effort by several organizations to make sure drivers look out for runners training as we get closer to the Marathon. Chairman of Hopkinton Parks and Recreation Bob Dobinski explained; "the runner safety program in Hopkinton is in it's 2nd year and it started from a tragic accident down in North Carolina where a runner was killed training for the marathon."

The Hopkinton Police, Chamber of Commerce, Parks and Recreation Commission, Hopkinton Marathon Fund, 26.2 Foundation and the Hopkinton Runners Club all combined to fund the signs and raise awareness to drivers that there are runners training. Dobinski explained you will find a lot of runners training towards the center of town. Parks & Rec Director Jay Guelfi stated that a lot of runners like to run the marathon route or work there way out from the center of town. A good amount of signs can be found throughout the center of town but also on a number of side streets in Hopkinton.

For more information, watch the video.

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