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A Matter of Balance at Golden Pond

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Do you have concerns about falling? A Matter of Balance is a program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. The program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls.

You will learn to:
- view falls as controllable
- set goals for increasing activity
- make changes to reduce fall risks at home
- exercise to increase strength and balance

Hopkinton Drug Lecture Series 2015 Schedule

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Free public lectures featuring prominent health professionals and wellness educators, all events will take place at the Hopkinton Senior Center.

Hopkinton Public Library Needs Your Support!

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Attend the Planning Board Public Hearing - Monday, August 24 at 8:30 pm at Town Hall
The library expansion and renovation project continues to gather the approvals needed to break ground this winter. As another public hearing approaches, the project needs your support to keep moving forward as quickly and smoothly as possible! We encourage residents to attend the Planning Board's public hearing to approve the library's site plan at 8:30 pm on Monday, August 24 at Town Hall.

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Video: Question of the Week: How Many Games Should Tom Brady be Suspended?

HCAM News has started a "Question of the Week" segment, in which we ask people around town their opinion on various topics.

The first topic evolves around perhaps the biggest sports topic for the last several months in New England. Back in the AFC championship game on January 18th the New England Patriots were accused by the Indianapolis Colts of deflating footballs prior to the 45-7 Patriots victory. The NFL investigated the Patriots after the accusations and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the initial ruling of a 4 game suspension for Tom Brady. The suspension was given by commissioner Goodell a couple months after the incident based on a report by investigator Ted Wells.

Currently the issue has been taken in-front of a federal judge. Right now it seems like the favor of Federal Judge Richard M. Berman is leaning in favor of Brady due to insufficient evidence.

Yahoo.com Report: "Berman said, via Leyden, "What is evidence of scheme or conspiracy that covers the January 18 game? I'm having trouble with that." Berman also asked, "Is there any direct evidence linking Mr. Brady to tampering?" Then Berman said, "I’m trying to figure out what is the direct evidence that implicates Mr. Brady in that deflation … in that bathroom…on Jan. 18." See more of the yahoo report here.

In light of what seems like the never-ending deflated footballs controversy we asked people in the community how many games they think Patriots quarterback Tom Brady should be suspended for. See what happened in the video below.

Roadwork Notice 8-14-2015

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ROADWORK NOTICE
(REVISED)

Roadwork is scheduled to begin on the following streets. Work hours will be approximately 7am-4pm on less otherwise noted.

Friday August 14th – Wood St – From Rocky Woods Rd to the Westboro line.

Monday August 17th – Wood St – From Elm St to the first Rt. 495 bridge.
Teresa Rd – Nicholas Rd to Alexander Rd.

Tuesday August 18th – Meserve St – Full length.

Wednesday August 19th – Wilson St – 1500’ North of East Main St to Smith’s Mill.
ROAD WILL BE CLOSED FROM 7AM-4PM.

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Video: Business on Hayden Rowe Street proposed Zoning Change

At the August 10th Planning Board meeting, owners of 79, 81 and 83 Hayden Rowe Street presented a plan to the board to change their zoning from "Residence B" to "Business". Their argument was based on allowing owners to make minor changes to their property and would allow them to be in zoning more suitable to their purpose as the properties are currently used for business purposes. 79 Hayden Rowe Street is the home of "Hopkinton Pediatric Dental Associates Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics".

Some of the objections of the board was if the neighbors would be okay, Claire Wright argued that this is allowing business to creep into residential neighborhoods. "A big difference from when you change what it is now to business, is that all of a sudden there is a whole host of business uses that are allowed by right into a residential district." Representative Wayne Davies countered on behalf of his client; "The actual use of the property is a business use and we are not suggesting that be changed, all we're suggesting is that the actual use is conformed to zoning district."

The board decided to look further into the proposal and avised further reference from the Zoning Advisory Committee.

Weather Trends in Hopkinton: August 2nd - August 9th

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According to the DPW weather station, the highest temperature reached in Hopkinton last week was 89.3 degrees, the lowest was 51.6. Average temperature last week in Hopkinton was 70.4 degrees. Humidity was at an average of 72.4%, the peak was 98% while the lowest was 34%. Wind Speed averaged 1.5 MPH, while reaching a high of 9 MPH. Precipitation accumulated 0.38 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.

Roadwork Notice in Hopkinton

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Roadwork is scheduled to begin on the following streets. Work hours will be approximately 7am-4pm unless otherwise noted.

Thursday August 13th – Main St – From Hopkinton Lumber to West Main St. 9am-3pm.

Friday August 14th – Wood St – From Rocky Woods Rd to the Westboro line.
Teresa Rd – From Nicholas Rd to Alexander Rd.

Monday August 17th – Wood St – From Elm St to the first Rt. 495 bridge.
Meserve St – Full length

Tuesday August 18th – Wilson St – 1500’ North of East Main St to Smiths Mill. ROAD
CLOSED FROM 7AM-4PM.

Hopkinton High School Ranked within Top 20 in the State

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Niche.com, a website that ranks High Schools, Colleges and neighborhoods throughout the country ranked Hopkinton as the 12th best Public High School in Massachusetts and 9th overall for Academics. Overall the site ranked 14,431 high schools throughout the country based on key statistics and over 4.6 million opinions from over 280,000 students and parents.

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Video: HCAM News 7-31-2015

On this edition of HCAM News, we will show you how you can have access to dozens of magazines electronically courtesy of the Hopkinton Library, we take you back to Camp Bailout, to show you some more scenes from the Firefighters and Emergency Medical Services Summer camp for Girls and we will tell you about some great news regarding the Bay States school system but first I Caught up with Water-Sewer Manager Eric Carty who filled HCAM news in on what is happening with the DPW and the future of the Water Tanks in-front of Hopkinton Middle School.

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