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Hot Summer Nights

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Hot Summer Nights Hopkinton Youth Commission, Hopkinton Youth Services and Hopkinton Parks and Recreation are pleased to announce we have joined with Westborough Youth and Family Services so we can offer programs for youth entering 6th—8th grade during the summer months.

The programs offered through Westborough require nominal registration fees (which can be waived for financial need). The Programs offered in Hopkinton are FREE and either start or remain on the Town Common and include activities such as Dodge Ball, Flag Football and Game Night.

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Senior Projects at HCAM

While most high school seniors spend their last month of school in class, studying for AP tests and finals, seniors Matt Cook and Mike Palmer were busy working at HCAM to complete their senior projects. Senior projects give those in their final semester a chance to explore and gain practical experience in an area that they are interested in that otherwise might not be covered in a classroom setting. Matt produced a slideshow of highlights from the class of 2012, while Mike created a video that exlpored the experiences of international students at Hopkinton High.

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"Touch A Truck" Draws 150 Children

From fire engines, to sports cars, and from dirt bikes, to trucks, and construction vehicles, it was all on display for kids of all ages to interact with at the first annual Touch a Truck event on June 24th at Colella's Supermarket. Besides all of the different vehicles on display, there was also food and face painting. Proceeds from event, which was held by the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation (HPLF) and hosted by Colella's, benefited the library.

Update on Legacy Farms Municipal Improvement Project

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From Steven Zieff, Baystone Development:

Due to the imperfect nature of our email list; we will appreciate your sharing this with your neighbors on Clinton Street, Front Street and Alprilla Farm Road the following:

Now that we have repaired the Front Street culvert for the benefit of the Town, and made the final water line connection at Hopkins Road; the last phase of the 1 ½ mile Municipal Improvement Project is underway. This work involves the balance of infrastructure necessary to distribute the Alprilla Farm Wells #7 & #8 water to the Town and its residents.

Lamb Supports Sparklers on 4th of July

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Today Marty Lamb, Republican candidate for State Representative in the Eighth Middlesex District, announced that he supports legalizing sparklers.

"In a state that has decriminalized the smoking of marijuana, it just seems foolish that we cannot allow for families to use sparklers on 4th of July," said Lamb. "Let the kids have some sparklers."

"Bring a Buck for the Bucket" on July 4th

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The Friends of the Hopkinton Anniversary Celebrations, Inc., formerly known as the Hopkinton Civic Activitites Club, Inc., is helping to raise funds for Hopkinton’s 300th anniversary. As part of their fundraising campaign, the group will have a float in the upcoming 4th of July Horribles Parade and is asking residents to “Bring a Buck for the Bucket”. In addition, funds from the bottle and can drive, held on the second Saturday of every month in Colella’s back parking lot, will also go to support the Friends efforts.

Dancers Come to Hopkinton

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New Research Finds Metro Southwest Region Facing Challenge Creating Next Generation of Skilled Workers

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BOSTON – Tuesday, June 26, 2012 – The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) today announced that the residents and the workforce of Metro South/West have remarkably high levels of education, but looking forward, the region faces the demographic challenges of an aging population, according to a new study released today. The report, entitled Labor Market Trends in the Metro South/West Region, is the first in a series of a joint project of EOLWD’s Commonwealth Corporation and the New England Public Policy Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

“Fill a Backpack” Items Again Collected at St. Paul’s

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In support of Project Just Because’s “Fill a Backpack” drive, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will be collecting items for the program at the Church Office at 61 Wood Street in Hopkinton. Collection hours are Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon; Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The “Fill a Backpack” drive will run from July 1 to August 12. St. Paul’s invites other churches, groups, or individuals to join the Fill a Backpack Drive. Please contact the St.

Photos: Touch a Truck Fundraiser

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On Sunday June 24, the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation held its "Touch a Truck" fundraiser in the back lot of Colella's Supermarket. Fire trucks, tractor trailors, tractors and more were on hand for kids to climb on, ride and honk the horn. To see pictures, visit our photo website, Scene in Hopkinton.


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