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Road Work Notice

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Roadwork is now scheduled to begin on Tuesday July 17th on the following streets.

Hayden Rowe St- From Chestnut St to College St. Tuesday & Wednesday.
Grove St – From Main St to just past Leonard St. Thursday & Friday.
Walcott St – From A St to C St. Thursday or Friday.

These sections of road will be milled so the roads will have a “grooved” surface until the asphalt is applied so please slow and use caution.

James E. Murphy, 73

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James E. Murphy, 73, died Thursday, July 12, 2012 in Westboro. Born in Natick, he was the son of the late of Frederick and Katherine (Moran) Murphy. He was a 1956 graduate of Hopkinton High School and was a pharmacy technician at UMass Medical, Worcester, for 21 years.

He is survived by his brothers Frederick and wife Judy Murphy of Hopkinton, Timothy (TJ) of Hopkinton, and his sister Judy Sparks of Wyoming, MN. He also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Interim Superintendent Search: Finalist Announced

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The Hopkinton School Committee is pleased to announce that they have identified Dr. Steven Hiersche as a finalist for the position of Interim Superintendent of Schools for the 2012-2013 school year. Three semi-finalists, who emerged as the result of a screening process conducted by an Interim Superintendent Search Screening Committee, were interviewed by the School Committee over a two-day period (July 9 & July 11, 2012).

Concerts on the Common: Nightwork

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The Concerts of the Common continue this weekend on Sunday, July 15 at 5PM with the band Nightwork.

Don't miss this great opportunity to have some summer fun. Bring a blanket and come on down!

Are You Ready to Vote in the State Primary?

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Are you heading off to school or going to be away on vacation? Town Clerk Ann Click reminds residents that the last day to register to vote and to change party enrollment for the September 6, 2012 State Primary is Friday, August 17, 2012.

"I feel it is important to have this information available for first time voters before they leave Hopkinton to go to school," said Click.

Partrick-Murray Administration Celebrates First Year of Municipal Health Care Reform

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BOSTON - Wednesday, July 11, 2012 – On the one-year anniversary of the landmark municipal health care reform law, Governor Deval Patrick announced today that more than 127 communities and school districts across the Commonwealth have collectively saved an estimated $175 million in health insurance premiums.

"Solar 201" Now Online!

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Are you interested in learning more about the Solarize Mass program in Hopkinton? "Solar 201", the second information session held for residents and businesses in Hopkinton is now available for viewing online. Click Here to learn the details from Hopkinton's Solar Coach Andy Boyce.

To see "Solar 101", an introduction to the Solarize Mass program held previously at the Senior Center, Click Here and look for the "Solar 101" title.

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Interim Superintendent Candidate: Dennis Duquette

Mr. Dennis Duquette, a finalist iin the search for Hopkinton's Interim School Superintendent, answered a series of questions posed by the School Committee during an interview held at the Middle School on Monday, July 9th.

Watch the HCAM News video for a summary of the Q&A session. We will have highlights of the other two finalists edited and up on the website shortly. The School Committee is expected to announce its selection at a working session scheduled for July 18, 2012.

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HCAM Intern Makes First Documentary Film

Last summer Hopkinton resident Nimish Thapar was an HCAM intern. This summer finds him in Rochester, New York putting the finishing touches on a project he has been working on since March; the production of "Humans Vs. Zombies: The Documentary at RIT.

Back in Hopkinton for a visit just before July 4th, Nimish brought us up to date and talked about the experience of making his first documentary film.

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New Hire Breakfast Welcomes New Employees

Town Manager Norman Khumalo, along with several other town employees, welcomed 5 new members to the town of Hopkinton team at a breakfast July 9th: Water & Sewer Technician for the DPW Jed Fenneuff, Custodian for the Police Department Harry Hamilton, Finance Director Chris Ketchen, Operations Assistant to the Town Manager Jamie Hellen, and Building Inspector for the Land Use , Planning and Permitting Department Mike Shepard. In total, the town's new hires have over 48 years working in public service.


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