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Legislature Approves Major Reform of CHINS System

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On Monday, July 31, the Legislature sent to the Governor legislation that will update the current system for handling children who consistently get in trouble at home or at school, including runaways and students who are habitually truant, transforming the 38-year-old Children in Need of Services (CHINS) program that critics say unnecessarily puts troubled children in front of a judge before seeking services to help the children and their families.

Legislature Passes Historic Health Care Cost Containment Bill

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Six years after the passage of Massachusetts’ landmark health care reform law, making health care affordable continues to be a top priority in the Legislature.

Roadwork Update

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Roadwork is set to resume on the following streets beginning Wednesday August 1st.

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

Roadwork is set to begin on Wednesday August 1st and last for approximately three weeks on,

Cedar St Ext – 1400’ west of Cordaville Rd to the Southboro line.

Roadwork began on Tuesday July 31st and will last for approximately three weeks on,

Interim Superintendent to Assume Role on August 1, 2012

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The Hopkinton School Committee is pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement with Dr. Steven Hiersche to serve as the Interim Superintendent of Schools for the 2012-2013 school year. School Committee Chair, Nancy Alvarez Burdick, reported that "The Committee is looking forward to having Dr. Hiersche join the leadership team. Having a veteran Superintendent with both mentoring and management experience will positively affect this year's priority mandates and initiatives, which will improve learning for all students in Hopkinton."

Roger W. Pageau, 67

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NORTHBOROUGH- Roger W. Pageau, 67, of Northborough, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at the UMass Memorial Healthcare- University Hospital after being stricken ill. He was the husband of Thelma (Chouinard) Pageau.

Born in Littleton, NH, he was the son of the late Armand and Arlene (Lemue) Pageau. He was educated in Littleton schools and was a graduate of the University of New Hampshire. From 1967 to 1973 he served with the Army National Guard attaining the rank of SP5.

HCAM News July Top 5

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Only one more day left in July, so it's time for the top five HCAM News videos and stories for the month of July 2012!

July 2012 Shoot Photos - Check Out Our Top 5 Albums for the Month!

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What happened in Hopkinton during the month of July? From the Horribles Parade, to a roll over accident on 495, and Concerts on the Common, pictures tell the story. Click Here for all of our photos featured on "The Shoot" on the front page of our website for the month of July. Enjoy!

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

    Price Chopper Celebrates 20 Years of Baking Authentic NYC-Style Bagels with a Chance to Win a Year's Supply

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    Price Chopper Supermarkets is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its in-store Bagel Factories which handcraft fresh New York style bagels and bialys from scratch for customers on a daily basis. To commemorate the occasion, Price Chopper is offering some insight into the unique process of handcrafting authentic bagels and a chance for customers to win free bagels for a year.

    Job Opening: Part-Time Parks and Rec Administrative Assistant

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    The Town of Hopkinton is looking for qualified candidates for the position of Parks & Recreation Administrative Assistant. Full job description is attached.

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    Interview Highlights with Hopkinton's New Interim Superintendent

    As part of the search for an interim superintendent, the School Committee interviewed three finalists before selecting Dr. Steven Hiersche, the former superintendent of the Framingham Public Schools. Presented below is a summary of Hiersche's interview with School Committee members that landed him the job.

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