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John Hancock Brings Defending Champions, Past Champions and Elite Kenyan Runners to Hopkinton’s Elmwood Elementary for Rally

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Roughly 600 children from the Elmwood Elementary School in Hopkinton will shout jambo (which means greetings in Swahili) when Boston Marathon defending champions Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop, 2010 Men’s Open champion Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot, 2006 Women’s Open champion Rita Jeptoo and other elite Kenyan runners arrive in the Elmwood Elementary School gym in Hopkinton on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 10 a.m., for the annual pre-race rally.

Dykema Supports Transportation Finance Legislation, Opposes Small Business Tax

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Dear Residents of the 8th Middlesex District,

Last night, on behalf of our district, I voted to support transportation finance legislation that will increase funding to our towns for road repair and address concerns about state reliance on debt. Despite support for the plan by many business groups, my vote in favor of the plan was not easy; it required supporting a 3 cent per gallon gas tax increase and additional taxes on tobacco and commercial interests that will affect residents and local businesses in all of our towns.

Mandatory Water Ban Begins May 1

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From Water-Sewer Manager Eric Carty:
We are required by the town’s water management permit with the state:

1.) to limit nonessential outdoor use,
2.) to protect stream flow, aquatic life and
3.) ensure sustainable drinking water.

The town is required to implement a MANDATORY State of Water Supply Conservation from May 1 through September 30 each year, pursuant to the town’s water use restriction by-law.

Hillers Top D-S in Baseball and Tennis

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The Varsity Baseball team improved to 2-0 (2-0 TVL) with a 6-2 win at home over Dover/Sherborn on Monday, April 8. Junior Chris Moberg pitched five strong innings for the win, allowing just two unearned runs while striking out eight. Junior Andrew McMillan pitched two innings of shutout relief, striking out four. At the plate, Moberg, Junior Nick Burns, and Junior Adam Weiner all had two hits for the Hillers.

Candidate Statement: Amy Ritterbusch for School Committee

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My name is Amy Ritterbusch and I am running for the one open seat on our School Committee this year. I have lived in Hopkinton for nine years and like most residents I am a supporter of high quality public education in our town. My husband, Tim, and I have three children (Grades 7, 5 and 2) in the Hopkinton Public Schools. I have a BA from UMass Amherst. In addition to my many volunteer roles in town, I have a freelance web design business.

ESL’s Rising Star Troupe Presents Goldilocks on Trial April 12

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Should Goldilocks be found guilty of breaking and entering at the home of the Three Bears? Find out at the performance of Goldilocks on Trial at Hopkins School in Hopkinton on April 12 at 7:00 p.m. This comedy is being presented by Enter Stage Left Theater’s Rising Star Troupe, a new actor training program for actors in grades 4 – 8. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door or at

Conservation Commission Urges Residents to Protect Hopkinton's Waterways

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Please do your part this Spring and Summer to help protect our Town’s waterways, wetlands and drinking water aquifers.

• Consider using environmentally friendly fertilizers and pesticides for your yard;
• Clean-up and properly dispose of pet waste;
• Avoid flushing pharmaceutical and over-the-counter medications; and
• Adhere to lawn watering guidelines issued by the Town Water Department.

Hopkinton Boys Defeat the 2012 Spring TVL Champs in Tough 74-62 Contest

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Boys track wins against Norton today 74-62 bringing their record to 3-0.

"A great meet, with many outstanding performances," said Coach Mike Donahue.

For detailed scores, see attached spreadsheet below.

Hopkinton Historical Society & the Ashland Historical Society Presentation

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On Sunday, April 21 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., please join the Hopkinton Historical Society and the Ashland Historical Society at the Ashland Historical Society, 2 Myrtle Lane, Ashland.

Brian Plumb, a Hopkinton resident, will presents his new picture book of the Wayside Inn, show slides and tell the stories behind the pictures.

• In 1716, David Howe of the Hopkinton Howes, began what was then called a "house of entertainment” along the Old Boston Post Road, one of the first mail routes in the country (operating since 1673).


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