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Celebrate Downtown Hopkinton

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Positive Things Are Happening in Downtown Hopkinton! Join with a number of business and community leaders to

Celebrate Downtown Hopkinton
With Hopkinton's Newest Business
Thursday, July 9th
5:30 pm

Please pre-register at: http://hopchamber.eventbrite.com

Join us at Yogurt Beach located at 34 Main St to give them a big Hopkinton welcome.

Douglas Francis Grady, 86

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Douglas Francis Grady of Middletown passed peacefully on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at the age of 86. Doug, as he was known to his numerous friends and family, was born in Hackensack, NJ on January 28, 1929. Doug graduated from Ridgefield Park High School in June, 1947 where he had been a three sport athlete. He attended Lowell Institute of Technology in Lowell, MA where he played football, basketball and baseball. Additionally, Doug was president of his fraternity, Phi Delta Pi.

Hopkinton Garden Club Awards Scholarships

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The Hopkinton Garden Club is pleased to announce its scholarship awards of $600 each to Maddie Juffras and Erik Fliegauf. Maddie and Erik are both Hopkinton residents and 2015 graduates of Hopkinton High School.

Maddie will be attending the University of New Hampshire majoring in Environmental Science. Greatly enjoying the outdoors, Maddie’s studies will focus on environmental protection. Erik is headed for Harvard University majoring in Urban Studies and Sustainability. His goal is to work as an urban planner, making cities more sustainable and vibrant places to live.

Roadwork Notice

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Rubber Chip Seal resurfacing work is scheduled for Wednesday, July 8 with a rain date of Thursday, July 9 on the following streets.

Proctor St – From Saddle Hill Rd to the cul-de-sac.
Walker St – Full length.
Oakhurst Rd - Full length.
Ash St – From Stone Crossing Rd to Coburn Rd.

Proctor St and Walker St will be closed while the Rubber Chip Seal is being applied.

Oakhurst Rd and Ash St will have one lane of traffic open during construction.

Please expect delays and seek alternate routes when possible.

Project Just Because Christmas in July Fundraiser

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The 4th Annual Christmas in July Fundraiser and Silent Auction will take place on Thursday, July 23 from 7:00-10:00 PM at the Upper Town Hall at 703 Washington Street in Holliston, MA. There will be Beer and wine, hors d'oeuvres, entertainment and a chance to get on Santa's good side early.

90% of monetary donations for Project Just Because come in November and December, yet they are here 12 months a year with 20 programs throughout. They need funding now!

Pink Drink Night Raises $16K for Library Expansion

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250 ladies celebrated the start of summer at Hopkinton Public Library Foundation’s “Pink Drink Night” on Wednesday, June 24. This fun night of tasting and shopping raised $16,000 for the Library renovation and expansion project set to break ground this fall.

Guns and Public Health

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The medical field of public health typically takes in a variety of topics affecting large populations, such as infectious disease, environmental hazards, or sexually transmitted diseases. Now, say physicians, you can add guns, or more specifically, gun safety, to the list of subjects.

Mary L. Bridges Defrancisco, 85

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Mary L. Bridges Defrancisco, 85, of Hopkinton, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at the Kathleen Daniels Nursing Home in Framingham. Born in Saxonville, she was the daugther of the late Stanley and Mary (Rousseau) Flannery.

She leaves 5 children, Bill, John, Susan, LuAnn and Robin; 5 brothers, Richard, Gene, Ernie, David and Robert; 5 sisters, Maureen, Patricia, Dorothy, Cathy and Barbara. She was the sister of the late Stanley, Raymond, Frederick, Joan, Marlene and Phyllis.

B.A.A. Announces 2016 Boston Marathon Registration Dates

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Registration Opens Monday, September 14, at 10:00 a.m. ET

BOSTON - Registration for the 2016 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 14, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. ET. The B.A.A. will use the same process to register qualified runners as it used for the Boston Marathon in 2013, 2014, and 2015, allowing the fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group to register first.

Weather Trends in Hopkinton: June 21st-June 28th

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According to the DPW weather station, the highest temperature reached in Hopkinton last week was 88.6 degrees, the lowest was 49.6. Average temperature last week in Hopkinton was 68.8 degrees. Humidity was at an average of 73.2%, the peak was 89% while the lowest was 36%. Wind Speed averaged 1.7 MPH, while reaching a high of 13 MPH. Precipitation accumulated 3 inches last week in Hopkinton. You can see all the averages for Hopkinton below and be on the lookout for future weather updates in Hopkinton.

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