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Recap of Some September Scenes

September was another busy month in Hopkinton. As the school year kicked off, so did Hiller's sports, including the football team, which trounced Newton South 35-0 in their season opener on the 7th. Currently, the team has a perfect 4-0 record. Also the girls' volleyball team has gotten off to a 9-1 start, including a 3-0 win against Milford on the 25th. The girls soccer team beat Norton on the 14th 4-1 and the boys cross country team also has done well, beating Dover-Sherborn 23-33 on the 24th. In another school related event, the HPTA held a carnival on the 29th to raise money for the schools. Other family-friendly activities this month included the annual Polyarts Festival on the 15th which featured over 70 artisans, as well as Water Fresh Farm's family fun day on the 8th. Also at Water Fresh Farm, local government officials, including Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard Sullivan, toured the facility on the 10th. Hopkinton firefighters were also busy this month, attending a monthly training session on the 26th and then to an accident on East Main Street on the 28th.

National Depression Screening Day October 11

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Mental Illness Awareness Week occurs October 8-12 with National Depression Screening Day on October 11 at the Hopkinton Public Library. This event is sponsored by Hopkinton Youth Services and Mass 211.

Massachusetts Remains Number One in the Nation in Energy Efficiency for Second Year

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The Patrick-Murray Administration today announced that for the second year in a row the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has ranked Massachusetts as the number one state for energy efficiency policies and programs. Massachusetts Undersecretary for Energy Barbara Kates-Garnick joined ACEEE as it announced the annual state-by-state scorecard in Washington D.C.

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Scenes from the HPTA Carnival

The common was bustling with families on September 29th for the HPTA's annual carnival. The event, which was moved to the fall in order to provide a social atmosphere for families after summer vacation, featured games, a moon bounce, an obstacle course, face painting, Luna the clown, baked goods, and appearances by local businesses and organizations. As one of the HPTA's biggest fundraisers, all proceeds from the carnival will go directly to benefit Hopkinton's schools.

Hopkinton Public Library Foudation Announces Heritage Quilt Project

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Become a part of history! Hopkinton Public Library Foundation (HPLF) announces the Heritage Quilt, a project to raise funds for the restoration, renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library. Marathon Quilters, a small group of local quilters, will create a quilt that looks like a bookcase in our library, except the spine of each book will proudly display the names of those donating to this historic project. Families or individuals may purchase the spine of a book for $75.

Hopkinton Cultural Council Seeks Funding Proposals

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Proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science projects due October 15, 2012.

The Hopkinton Cultural Council has set an October 15, 2012 postmark deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community.

According to Council spokesperson Jean Bertschmann, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Hopkinton -- including exhibits, festivals, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures.

Physician Focus: Here’s our 100th

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From left, Bruce Karlin, M.D.; Julie Ingelfinger, M.D.; Jeffrey Drazen, M.D.

The collaboration of the Massachusetts Medical Society and HCAM-TV has been a fruitful one for nine years, producing programs that inform citizens of all ages about important health care topics. In August, we taped our 100th program, and MMS and HCAM-TV proudly release it now as our October episode.

From the Water Department

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On Monday, October 1st, at approximately 9:00 AM, crews will be flushing portions of the newly installed water main on Front Street. This flushing is necessary in order to test the mains and prepare them for active service. Please check your water before using it to ensure that it has cleared from the flushing, should any discoloration occur. We estimate the flushing to take approximately two hours to complete.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we thank you for your cooperation.

Sean Bielat to Hold 13th Town Hall Meeting in Milford

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The Bielat for Congress campaign will bring the 13th Talk to Sean Tour stop to the Hopedale/Milford community on Monday, October 1 at 6 p.m. Voters from the area who would like to speak with Sean Bielat are invited to stop by the meeting, which will be held at the Milford Town Library.

“The Fourth District has to hire a new member of Congress this November. It is critical that the candidates get out and provide opportunities for both residents and the press to ask them questions in a public setting and on the record," explained Sean Bielat, businessman and candidate for U.S. Congress.

Hopkinton Youth Soccer Columbus Day Community Soccer Challenge

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Hopkinton Youth Soccer in cooperation with Hopkinton the Hopkinton High School Soccer program will be hosting an event on Columbus Day, Monday, 10/8/12 from 11 AM to 3 PM.

This event will be centered on a kid’s 3v3 tournament for Hopkinton residents. There will be plenty of free games, clinics food and fun for kids of all ages. Your kids will have the chance to interact with the varsity soccer players and get autographs from Revolution soccer players.

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