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Hopkinton ranks as the 13th best in the state for Auto Insurance cost!

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ValuePenguin.com reviewed auto insurance rates across Massachusetts and determined that Hopkinton has the 13th lowest cost in the state. They analyzed rates for several different driver profiles from 35 insurers and 179 cities to determine the cheapest and most expensive cities.

Based on the survey, ValuePenguin determined the average cost of car insurance in the Bay State is $1,347, annual premiums ranged from $1,015 at the low end to $2,350 at the high end (a variance of 132%). The survey took into account cities and towns with over 10,000 people.

Fire Flow Tests will be conducted on South Street Saturday April 26th

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Please be advised that required private fire flow tests will be conduced on South Street buildings this Saturday, April 26th. The test will take place from approximately 7:30am to 12 noon.

You may notice some discoloration in the water during and after the test. Please avoid doing any laundry or dishwasher loads during this time. Any discoloration that may occur will eventually dissipate. You may need to run the cold water in your home for a short period of time to flush your internal pipes once the test is complete.

Annual “Know Your Vote” Show on HCAM

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In preparation for Annual Town Meeting, Educate Hopkinton will be hosting a “Know Your Vote” Question and Answer Forum on Monday, April 28 at 7:00-8:00 pm at HCAM-TV Studios, 77 Main St (Lower Level), Hopkinton. Residents are invited to attend the forum in person or watch on TV (Verizon Channel 30, Comcast Channel 8, Streaming Live at www.hcam.tv).

Veterans Breakfast on May 2nd at the Senior Center

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Enjoy breakfast at the Senior Center Mess Hall featuring chipped beef and other great chow on Friday, 2 May 2014, at or about 0900 hours. The regulars show-up early for coffee and muffins, so don't be late. Always impressive is the camaraderie of good friends. Please invite Vets who don't receive this message. If there are transportation difficulties, call Amy Beck by 30 April 2014, 508 497-9730.

HMS Drama Club Presents Jesus Christ Superstar First Weekend In May

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HOPKINTON, MA. -- It’s been 40 years since JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR first hit the big screen, but the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical has morphed from a controversial Broadway show to a time-tested classic. Always one step ahead in the drama scene, the Drama Club of Hopkinton Middle School will perform the beloved musical with a live orchestra May 2, 3 and 4 at the middle school auditorium, 88 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton.

Hopkinton Police Unity Tour 2014 “We Ride for Those Who Died"

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Dear Supporter,
The mission of the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund is to generate increased public support for the law enforcement profession by permanently recording and appropriately commemorating the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers; and to provide information that will help promote law enforcement safety. National Police Week is a collaborative effort of many organizations dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of America’s law enforcement community.

A Perspective on STEM: from Frank Sivo, Candidate for School Committee

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At the April 17th school committee meeting, I was aghast to hear a parent (Tim Ritterbusch) report that there is consideration to substantially reduce the amount of TechEd exposure our children receive in the Hopkinton Middle School. Mr. Ritterbusch’s report compels me to weigh-in on the importance of TechEd and, more broadly, STEM in our curriculum and our children’s futures.

Patrick Administration Calling On Volunteers for 8th Annual Park Serve Day on April 26

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The Patrick Administration is encouraging residents to volunteer at state parks and beaches across the Commonwealth on Saturday, April 26, 2014 for the 8th Annual Park Serve Day. Park Serve Day is a statewide day of service where volunteers partner with staff from the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to get Massachusetts parks and beaches ready for summer by cleaning coastlines, clearing trails, planting flowers, painting picnic tables, mowing, weeding and picking up litter.

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Kenyan Runners at Elmwood School 2014

John Hancock brought some of the elite Kenyan marathoners to Elmwood School as part of the Scholars and Stars program, and once again the event was a success, and the kids had a blast! Watch the HCAM News video to see highlights of the event.

Frances M. Coutinho, 96

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Frances M. Coutinho, 96, of Hopkinton, MA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Manuel N. Coutinho and devoted mother of Anne-Marie Moore, Barbara Coutinho and husband Thomas Williams, Cissy Coutinho and Michael Childs, John Coutinho and wife Brenda, and Paul Coutinho and fiancé Paula Kwerder. She also leaves eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren as well as many extended family members and devoted friends. She was the sister of Dolores Murphy and the late John Cancian.

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