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Hopkinton Marathon Committee Selling T-Shirts to Support One Fund

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The Hopkinton Marathon Committee (HMC) is coordinating T-shirt sales to benefit Boston Marathon bombing victims through One Fund Boston. Colella’s Supermarket is selling the T-shirts at its customer service booth for $20 each, with proceeds going to One Fund Boston. The grey T-shirts have an image of the Boston Marathon starting line on the front, while the back reads, “With you at the start, with you at the finish, with you forever.

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"Sky is the Limit" Courtyard Project Underway at Hopkinton Middle School

On the Middle School grounds sits a courtyard, approximately the size of 10 classrooms, that can only be accessed through a boy's bathroom, and therefore is not open to students. For Middle School Assistant Principal Maryellen Grady, that unused space seemed like a wasted opportunity. Now, her vision of creating a multi-functional learning and hangout environment is becoming a reality as the "Sky is the Limit" courtyard revitalization project is getting underway.

To get the project started, Grady enlisted the help of the School Climate Committee, which initially comprised of teachers, parents, and a student representative. Several other students were added to the committee this year to help with the project.

When completed, the courtyard will include several outdoor classrooms, including one designed for science experiments, a reading and study area, picnic benches for outdoor lunches, a frog pond, and a stage and movie theater for movies, dances, plays, and presentations. The courtyard will also be eco-friendly as it will include composting bins and solar panel lampposts. For both Grady and the students, the benefits of this outdoor outlet are endless.

On April 25th, Grady alongside a few student representatives as well as Hopkinton-based architect Tom Dawson, who designed the layout, presented their ideas to the School Committee, and were met with enthusiasm for the project.

The plan is to make the space open to not only Middle School students, but to the entire community. Currently, the plan is to do the renovation in phases. The first phase, creating additional access points besides the boys bathroom, will cost approximately $20,000, and is slated to be completed by the start of the new school year. To date, the school has raised over $9,000, including an $8,000 donation from the Hopkinton Education Foundation, which is enough money to build one door. The entire project is estimated to be completed by no later than 2016 and will cost roughly $200,000. To donate money, time, or ideas to the project, contact Maryellen Grady at (508) 497-9830 or

Habormen Down Hillers

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The Hiller Girls Varsity ended their perfect Tri-Valley League Season yesterday in the Division 2 South Quarterfinal match against the # 5 seed Hingham 3 to 2. Hiller coach Nancy Clark said "It was a great match."

Retire Your Worn Flag

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What do you do with your torn, soiled, faded US and State flags?

Massport can help you solve this problem.

We hold a flag retirement ceremony on or near Flag Day (June 14th) every year. The ceremony this year begins promptly at 11:30 AM on Friday, June 14th, and all are welcome to attend. The location is at Logan Airport on Harborside Drive, just past the Hyatt Hotel. You will see a sign on the sidewalk for the event. Parking is free. Families are welcome.

During this ceremony all torn, soiled, faded flags are honorably retired in a formal, respectful way.

Water Test on June 8

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Please be advised the Liberty Mutual will be conducting a required fire flow test on Saturday June 8th. You may notice some discoloration in the water following the test. Please check your water before using it and you may need to flush your line to clear your pipes.

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Eric J. Carty
Water-Sewer Manager
PO Box 171
Hopkinton MA, 01748

P 508-497-9765
F 508-497-9767

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Highlights: HHS Pops Concert

Check it out! Highlights from the Pops Concert held at Hopkinton High School during May. To watch the full program, check the program guide and schedule for HCAM-ED.

Michael D. deSousa, 71

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Michael D. deSousa, 71, of Hopkinton, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013 at
the Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Westborough. He was the son of the
late Isabel (Machado) and Jose Texeira deSousa. He was the husband of
Frances (Gregoire) deSousa of Hopkinton.

Update: More Roadwork

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The contractor working for the Town of Hopkinton will be installing asphalt shim work on Tuesday June 4th and Wednesday June 5th in preparation for resurfacing on the following streets.

Lumber St – 630’ south of West Main St to 3805’ south of West Main St.

Spring St – Pond St to the Upton town line.

Saddle Hill Rd – 750’ south of Equestrian Dr to 550’ north of Equestrian Dr.

One lane of traffic will be open at all times.

Thank you,

Mike Mansir
Hopkinton Highway Manager

Hiller Tennis make the Quarter Finals

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Hiller Varsity Girls Tennis won their first round tourney match on Friday. The #5 seed Hillers beat the #12 seed Nauset Regional High Warriors 4-1. The Hillers play the Division 2 South Quarterfinal match today away at the #4 seed Hingham High Harbormen.

Detour Coming to Main Street Construction

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UPDATE - The Town, Police Department, Contractor and Engineer met at the site Monday afternoon regarding maintaining 2 lanes of traffic in Main Street during construction. After laying out the construction zone, the roadway is not quite wide enough in this area to maintain 2-lanes of traffic safely. As such, construction is being delayed to Monday June 10, 2013 to provide time for notification for a traffic detour in the eastbound lane.


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