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Board of Selectmen: July 10 Agenda

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The Board of Selectmen will meet on Tuesday, July 10 at 6:30PM in Room 215 at Town Hall. A full agenda is planned, with an estimated end of meeting at 10:45PM. Issues to be discussed include the next steps for the Downtown Initiative Project, a review of the charge of the Downtown Revitalization Committee (as requested by the Planning Board) and continued discussion of the impacts of the findings of the report by the Permanent Building Committee.

The complete agenda is attached below.

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Horribles Parade

Wednesday marked an over 80-year old Hopkinton tradition, with the celebration of the annual 4th of July Horribles Parade. The parade was founded by Charles McIntyre, whose grandson, also named Charles, came in all the way North Dakota to serve as this year's grand marshal. Leading the parade alongside McIntyre, were several retired fire engines, including one from Springfield that the McIntyre's own. The goal of the parade, which features several floats that process from the common, is to have fun while parodying local issues that have recently effected the town. This year's theme centered around the revitalization of the downtown area. There was also a float celebrating another milestone, the 300th anniversary of Hopkinton. Another traditional aspect of the parade is the inclusion of water guns to help everyone get into the summer spirit. To see more photos from the day's festivities, visit the HCAM photo website Scene in Hopkinton..

Concerts on the Common: Nowheremen this Sunday

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Founded in a Cambridge coffee shop during a peace rally on a rainy afternoon in 2007, The Nowheremen will have you dancing and singing.
The Nowheremen, Boston’s feistiest Beatles band, have packed a lot of living into their time together. They kicked off 2007 by rocking out Governor Patrick’s Inaugural Ball, and recently played at Ringo Starr’s Harvard Square art gallery opening.

And they are coming to the Hopkinton Town Common this Sunday, July 8, at 5PM as part of the Concert on the Common series.

Planning Board Agenda for Monday July 9

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The Hopkinton Planning Board meets on Monday, July 9, 2012 in Room 211 at Town Hall. The meeting starts at 7:30PM. The agenda is attached below.

Hopkinton Announces Interim Superintendent Semi-Finalists

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The Hopkinton School Committee is pleased to announce that the Interim Superintendent Search Screening Committee has identified three candidates for further consideration by the School Committee for the position of Interim Superintendent of Schools for the 2012-2013 school year. The six member Screening Committee included representation from the School Committee, the district’s administrative office, and building level administration.

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June "To Your Health": Primer on Health Care Reform

Hello and welcome to To Your Health. I’m Dr. Jim Kenealy.

In Massachusetts we are justifiably proud of the advances we’ve made on providing health care coverage for all of the citizens of our Commonwealth in 2008. Now that we’ve attained almost universal coverage, we are grappling with what may be the more difficult problem – how to reign in ever rising health care costs. While all stakeholders concur that maintaining the status quo in the long run is unsustainable, not everyone can agree upon the best solution.

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Magic at the Library

Abra Cadabra! Magician Scott Jameson wowed a packed crowd at the library June 26th with his mixture of magic and comedy. The show, which was sponsored by the HCA, was the first in a series of programs relating to the library's "Dream Big Read" summer theme. As part of that theme, the library will be hosting other events throughout the summer including another magic show, a puppet show, and an animal show.

Watch the HCAM News video for a look at this recent event!

June 2012 Shoot Photos and Top 5 Photo Albums

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What happened in Hopkinton during the month of June? From the Class of 2012 Commencement Ceremony, to the Fox 25 Zip Trip, the Timlin Race, Team Hoyt's Visit and more, pictures tell the story. Click Here for all of our photos featured on "The Shoot" from the front page of our website for the month of June. Enjoy!

Our top five viewed albums for the month of June are listed below:

Legislature Passes Balanced Budget for Fiscal Year 2013

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On Thursday, the Legislature passed a $32.5 billion state budget for fiscal year 2013 (FY13). The spending plan prioritizes funding for cities and towns and commitments to reform and job creation. The budget does not contain any new taxes and uses a combination of ongoing revenue initiatives, one-time resources, and spending reductions and cuts to close a $1.4 billion budget gap, the smallest budget gap the state has had since FY08.

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Summer Music Fest Highlights from HCAM

Watch the HCAM News video of the Summer Music Fest held to raise money for the Hopkinton Center for the Arts.

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