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Rep. Dykema Tours Westover Air Reserve Base

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On April 16, legislators from across the Commonwealth and a strong contingent from Westborough participated in a tour of Westover Air Reserve Base. The visit was coordinated by base leadership with the help of Westborough resident, Air Force Colonel Brent French, and Representative Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston).

Massachusetts Unemployment Rate at 6.4 Percent - Jobs down 5,500 in March, up 12,600 in 2013

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The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development today reported that the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) preliminary March 2013 jobs estimates show that Massachusetts lost 5,500 jobs over the month and the total unemployment rate edged down to 6.4 percent from the 6.5 percent rate in February.
Education and Health Services and Leisure and Hospitality added jobs in March. In the first three months of 2013, Massachusetts added 12,600 jobs. Over the year, Massachusetts added 40,300 jobs, 37,300 of which were in the private sector.

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Prayer Service Held Today on the Town Common

Led by Pastor Rob Davis of the Vineyard Church located on South Street in Hopkinton, and joined by Pastor Mike Laurence and Former Pastor Dick Germaine of Faith Community Church and Pastor Laurel Coolbaugh of the Woodville Baptist Church, a prayer service for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing was held on Wednesday afternoon on the Town Common.

Watch the HCAM News video to listen as each pastor prays, and to Pastor Davis as he talks about the conflicting emotions he is experiencing as one of the runners who finished the race.

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Dimitri Kyriakides: An Eyewitness at the Boston Marathon Finish Line

In an interview with HCAM News the day after the 117th Boston Marathon, Goodwill Ambassador of Marathon Greece Dimitri Kyriakides talks about his what he saw and felt during and after the bombing at the finish line.

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The Boston Marathon: Video Highlights

Watch the HCAM News video for highlights of the Boston Marathon at the start line in Hopkinton prior to the tragedy where you will see what the Boston Marathon means to Hopkinton.

Palleiko Pens Letter to Residents of Hopkinton

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As the magnitude of the events at the Boston Marathon Finish Line on Monday April 15, 2013 continues to unfold, I wanted to express a few thoughts and share some important information.

DPW Adds More Days for the Recycling Center

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Please be advised that Town of Hopkinton Recycling Center, located on Route 135 at the Hopkinton/Westborough Town Line, will be open on Sundays this Spring beginning April 21, 2013 for five consecutive weeks for Leaf and Brush Disposal and Spring Cleanup.

Additional dates and times are as follows:
Sunday April 21, 2013; 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday April 28, 2013; 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday May 5, 2013; 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday May 12, 2013; 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday May 19, 2013; 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

AG’s Office Offers Tips to Giving Wisely after Marathon Tragedy

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While Encouraging Outpouring of Support and Generosity, AG Reminds Potential Donors to Do Homework First; Fraudulent Websites Appeared Soon After Other National Tragedies

BOSTON – After the attack on spectators and runners during the Boston Marathon, Attorney General Martha Coakley is encouraging people to give wisely to charities by gathering information about an organization before making contributions.

Call for Art: Arts in Bloom 2013

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It is time for our popular annual Arts in Bloom Juried Show!

This annual juried exhibit will feature cash prizes, and this year's juror is Joanna Fink of the Alpha Gallery, which was recently featured in the Boston Globe as one of the area's best galleries for 2012!

This year, the Arts in Bloom show will also be included as a destination for Southern New England Tours' program "Metrowest in Bloom," which will also visit the Danforth, Wayside Inn, and Wild Flower Society. This makes for an exciting exhibit as your art will be seen by many from across the region!

Senator Karen Spilka: Statement on Yesterday's Events

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Yesterday, we experienced a horrific tragedy as a state with the attacks on the 117th running of the Boston Marathon. I am confident in the resiliency and strength of Massachusetts and its residents and I know that we will bring those responsible for this terrible event to justice. We will overcome this tragedy.

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