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Brad F. Canty, 17

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Brad F. Canty, 17, of Hopkinton, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017. Born in Framingham, he was the son of Becky (Torento) and James Canty of Hopkinton and brother to Kyle Canty. Arrangements are pending at this time and are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com

Enter Stage Left Theater Presents "Spring Awakening"

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An angsty rock musical adaptation of the seminal play about the trials and tribulations of growing up.

It's Germany, 1891, and the grown-ups hold all the cards (kind of like today). The inquisitive Wendla, the fearless Melchior, and the troubled young Moritz, all struggle as they bump up against the constraints of the adult world in which they live.

Roadwork Notice 7-24-2017

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Asphalt paving is scheduled for Hopkins Rd, Valentine Rd, Valentine Cir & Coburn Rd on Tuesday July 25 and Wednesday July 26.

Please expect delays and seek alternate routes when possible.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Sincerely,
Mike Mansir
Highway Manager

Video: Ashland Legion Baseball State Tournament Highlights VS Somerset 7-22-2017

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Ashland Legion Post 77 took on Somerset Post 228 in game 1 of the State Tournament at Fino Field and started the offense with 7 runs in the Top of the 1st. Post 77 took their first game of the state tournament by a final score of 16-2. The 9 inning game was mercy ruled after 7 innings since Ashland led by 10 or more.

View Highlights below.

Video: Ashland Legion Update 7-21-2017

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On Wednesday July 19th, Shawn Babineau pitched a gem for Post 77 as he pitches the complete game 7 inning shutout. He gave up 7 hits and had 4 strikeouts. Post 77 took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 2nd, Tom Onsi sacrifices and Zach Pessin scores.

With 2 outs in the bottom of the 3rd, Post 77 struck for 2 more Ben Thomas drove in Ronan Bates with an RBI single to center field, Zach Pessin then reached on an error and that was followed up by a Louis Rossi single that scored Jackson Hornung and put Ashland up 3-0 and that would be the final run of the game.

Legislature Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

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Establishes essential protections and prohibits discrimination against pregnant individuals

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Legislature today passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which guarantees reasonable accommodations and safety measures for pregnant workers. The legislation makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate against, refuse to employ, or terminate an individual due to pregnancy or a condition related to pregnancy, including lactation or the need to express breast milk for a nursing child.

Jacqueline A. Duffy, 56

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Jacqueline A. Duffy, 56, of Wareham, formerly of Hopkinton, died Monday, July 17, 2017 at her home unexpectedly.
Born in Quincy, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Joanne L. (MacDonald) Duffy. A longtime resident of Hopkinton, she moved to Wareham several months ago. Ms. Duffy worked as a retail clerk for CVS/Pharmacy, and worked as a home health aide.

Ralph Gates Edwards Sr., 92

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Ralph Gates Edwards Sr., 92, passed from this life to the arms of his Heavenly Father on Monday, July 17, 2017 in Dunnellon, FL, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Newton, MA, he was the son of the late Frank J. and Gretchen (Gates) Edwards. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Ann Patricia Edwards to whom he was married for 59 years and his sister Norma (Edwards) Manning. Ralph was a Veteran of World War II.

Video: Fire Chief, Stephen Slaman informs Veterans about Senior Safety Program

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On July 14th, local Veterans met up at the Hopkinton Senior Center for the monthly Veterans Breakfast. Hopkinton Fire Chief, Stephen Slaman was in attendance at the breakfast and took some time to inform veterans of a safety program meant to help Seniors reduce the potential for an accident at home such as tripping or a medical incident.

Blood Drive at St. Paul’s August 4 Area Facing Emergency Need for Blood

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The American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Friday, August 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This area is facing a critical blood shortage so new and returning eligible donors are encouraged to come, roll up their sleeves, and help ensure that lifesaving blood products are available for hospital patients. Donors with types O, B negative, or A negative blood are especially needed and encouraged to give a Power Red donation, if available.

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