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Register Now for American Youth Football

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Hopkinton Parks and Recreation (HPR) is excited to announce that the new program has 128 kids registered and is going to field 6 Football teams this season. We still have room for more, so if you’re going to be in grades 2 through 8, this coming school year, sign up now before the season begins.

Practice will start August 6th up at the new Fruit Street Field Complex and space and team placement is based on grade. So register today so you don’t miss out.

2nd Annual Friends of Hopkinton Football Golf Outing

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The 2nd Annual fundraiser to support the Hiller Football Program is now scheduled for Friday, July 20 at the Shining Rock Golf Club. in Northbridge, MA.

The event begins with a Shotgun Start at 8AM and includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, barbecue, raffle prizes, a live and silent auction and prizes. Cost per player is $150.

Go Hillers!

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Paving in Hopkinton Begins on July 23

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The Hopkinton Highway Department has received a tentative start date from our paving contractor of July 23rd, 2012 to begin work on the roads that will be reclaimed, milled and paved under our 2012 Pavement Management Plan. This start date is subject to change based on weather, breakdowns & possible contractor scheduling issues.

Patricia A. Dee (Mullins), 74

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Patricia A. Dee (Mullins), 74, died July 1, 2012 in Conway, SC. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late James and Nora (Shaugnessy) Dee. She was a 1957 graduate of Hopkinton High School and was the proud mother of the Mullins Family Singers.

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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