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Water Main Break Causing Discoloration or air in Water

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Please be advised that due to a major water main break last night into this morning, you may experience discoloration or air in your water. Please flush your cold water tap to help clear your pipes.

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Video: Pre-Marathon Festivities in Hopkinton

Last week was Marathon Madness in Hopkinton as numerous events occurred prior to the 120th running of the Boston Marathon. The first Woman to ever complete the Marathon, Bobbi Gibb was in Hopkinton as one of the many celebrations of the 50th anniversary since she became the first female to ever cross the Boston Marathon finish line. She talked about her story to a packed house at the Hopkinton Country Club.

Five runners from China were welcomed at Hopkinton High School. Hopkinton Mandarin and Chinese students performed dances and music to welcome the runners. 26.2 Foundation Chair, Michael Neece stated that a whole bunch of organizations came together for the welcoming celebration; "It was a spark of an idea that was given to the School Superintendent... then a whole bunch of organizations came together that included; Golden Pond, Dynasty Restaurant, the entire Chinese community in Hopkinton and a whole bunch of other organizations came together including the 26.2 foundation to put on this event."

Also last week, Hopkinton Middle School hosted their annual desire to inspire 2.62 mile run or walk in which the students completed the annual course around the school.

View Highlights of all 3 events below and be on the lookout for much more from the Boston Marathon festivities!

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Video: HCAM News 4-15-2016

On this edition of HCAM News, we have highlights from the Hopkinton High School annual Spring talent show, we preview the 2016 Hillers Softball team and Courtney will get you up to date with the latest programming coming up on the HCAM channels but first HCAM news recently caught up with Fire Chief Stephen Slaman to talk about his transition into the role and what the Fire Departments doing to prepare for the Boston Marathon.

Curling has come to the Blackstone Valley!

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(Hopedale, MA) – It is true! Curling has come to the Blackstone Valley! Due to overwhelming demand in the area, the Blackstone Valley Curling Club has formed and will hold a Learn to Curl event on Saturday May, 21, 2016 at the Blackstone Valley IcePlex, 121 Plain Street in Hopedale, MA. Conveniently located in the heart of the Blackstone Valley, the IcePlex is the perfect host and location for curling in the area.

KeepSmilin4Abbie's Day at the Derby Fundraiser

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The KeepSmilin4Abbie Foundation is hosting their second annual "Day at the Derby" Fundraiser. Head to the Warren Conference Center in Ashland, MA, on Saturday, May 7th from 12:00-4:00 PM. Dress in your Derby best: big hats for the ladies and bowties for the gents. There will be Derby-inspired food and signature cocktails, live music, a silent auction, a new "Spin to Win" game, lawn games, and fun! Click here for details and tickets today!

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Video: Elmwood School Meets Elite Kenyan Runners

As part of the John Hancock scholars and stars program. Some of the elite Kenyan runners visited Elmwood school for the 24th year. The runners once again got a rock-star greeting and the students were very excited to meet some of the fastest runners in the world, one student referred to the day as "the best day ever".

In addition to a few students, HCAM News talked to runners talked with 2015 Boston Marathon Female Champion, Caroline Rotich and legendary Track & Field Broadcaster Larry Rawson. Check out interviews and highlights below!

See Entire Presentation Here!

Free Pasta Dinner at St. Paul’s April 27

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A free community pasta supper is being held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 61 Wood Street (Rte. 135) at 5:30 p.m. on April 27. All are welcome to this event, which is being supported by the churches of the Hopkinton Christian Service Connection. This pasta supper is held for the community on the last Wednesday of every month.

The meal will feature pasta (gluten free available), vegetarian tomato sauce, meatballs on the side, green salad, bread, beverages, and dessert.
The pasta supper is free, although donations will be accepted.

New Musical Revue in Hopkinton Showcases the Songs of Female Writers of the Stage

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Enter Stage Left Theater (ESL) presents Brought to Light: A Millennium of Women as Storytellers of the Stage, May 12-14, at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA). Written and directed by Mark DiCampo, this spring musical showcases some familiar songs and others that are rarely performed from shows such as Once Upon a Mattress, Little Women, Ragtime, and others. Performances are Thursday though Saturday at 7:30 PM at the Delbridge Family Performance Space at the HCA (98 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton, MA). Tickets are $20 general admission and $15 for students and seniors (60+).

Hopkinton Schools and Safety Ranks Among Highest in the Country

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Safewise.com analyzes all FBI crime statistics from all 50 states to find which communities are the safest. The 2 main statistics are violent crimes per every 1,000 residents and property crimes per every 1,000 residents. This years safewise rankings rated Hopkinton as the 8th safest community in the country. Last year in this poll Hopkinton was ranked 70th safest in the country.

Fire Flow Tests may Cause Water Discoloration

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Please be advised that multiple, required fire flow test will take place on Tuesday, April 19th , from approximately 10AM to noon. Because these tests will take place on main transmission lines, customers may notice some discoloration during and after the tests throughout town. Please avoid doing any laundry, dishwasher loads or other water use activities, during this time. Any discoloration that may occur will eventually dissipate. You may need to run your cold water line to clear your internal pipes once the test is complete.

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