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Running for Perkins School for the Blind

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Hopkinton resident Kathryn Traut will run the Boston Marathon® on April 16, but not to set a new record or win the race. She’s running to raise money for Perkins School for the Blind.

Traut is one of 10 runners on the Perkins charity team who will pound the pavement for 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston to raise over $50,000 for people who are blind or visually impaired. Traut has personally committed to raising $5,000.

HPTA 29th Annual Auction Continues

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The HPTA’s 29th Annual Auction was a success, but the online auction isn’t over yet!

The HPTA’s 29th Annual Auction brought in more than $31,000 so far, and the Children’s Gallery/Family Fun Day made over $6,000!

The HPTA’s 2012 Encore Auction will be open for bids starting April 2nd but will only be open until April 9. We will have a few items from the past auction, with discounted prices, and a few dozen new items to choose from.

The encore auction will have a few items from the past auction, with discounted prices, and a few dozen new items to choose from.

Items to bid on:

Hopkinton Democrats are Called to Caucus!

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On Friday April 13th at 7:30pm at the Fire Station Hopkinton Democrats will meet to nominate candidates for offices in Hopkinton. All registered Democrats are urged to participate (and possibly to run for office!).

Please enter through the rear door of the Fire Station. The Training Room is on the 2nd floor and there is an elevator. Please don't park behind the Fire Station. Park at the rear of Colella's lot or behind the office building next door.

Lamb Campaign Announces Hopkinton Leadership Team

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Today, Marty Lamb, Republican candidate for State Representative, proudly announced that Craig Hurlbut and Claire Wright will be the town captains for Hopkinton.

“Craig and Claire will make a great team for heading up our efforts in Hopkinton. They will be instrumental in getting my message of restoring our economy and integrity to Beacon Hill and demanding fiscal accountability,” said Lamb. “They helped us win Hopkinton in 2010. I know that they can do it again.”

Board of Selectmen and DISC - Joint Meeting Tonight

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A joint meeting of the Board of Selectmen and the Downtown Initiative Steering Committee (DISC) takes place tonight, Thursday, March 29 in Room 215 at Town Hall. HCAM will be broadcasting LIVE. For our Verizon viewers, the problem with Channel 30 has not yet been resolved, however the meeting can be viewed via our LIVE STREAM.

To access the meeting packet for tonight's meeting, Click Here.

Support Principal Alan Keller

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This year, The Hopkinton Education Foundation and the Hopkinton Public Schools are coming together with the support of the 26.2 Foundation to sponsor Hopkinton Middle School principal, Alan Keller, to run the 116th Boston Marathon on April 16, 2012. The Education Foundation will use the funds raised from this program for grants that promote innovation, increase students' success in the classroom and motivate students to become lifelong learners.

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To Your Health: Norovirus

Welcome to this month’s edition of To Your Health – the HCAM News medical segment. I’m Dr. Jim Kenealy.

You’ve probably never heard of it before, but once you’ve had it, you’ll never forget this nasty bug. I’m talking about norovirus, the most common cause of outbreaks of stomach flu and food-borne illness in the U.S. The CDC estimates that there are over 20 million cases every year.

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Big Turnout for HPTA Family Fun Day

The Family Fun Day and Children's' Gallery, an HPTA sponsored event, was held March 24th in a new location. In years past the fundraiser has been housed at the High School, but this year Hopkins School was the place to be.

Rep. Dykema Votes for More Funding for Local Road Repair

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Today, Rep. Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) joined her House colleagues in voting to bring $200 million in additional funding to local communities for road and bridge repair. The funds, which will be distributed directly to towns through the state’s chapter 90 program, will result in $639,459 in additional funding for Hopkinton.

“Keeping our local roads in good shape is important to our economy and our quality of life,” said Dykema. “With local budgets stretched thin, these additional funds will help towns keep on top of needed upkeep.”

Meet Amanda Maxwell - Running to Support the 300th Anniversary Celebration

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Meet Amanda Maxwell, running this year’s Boston Marathon as a fundraiser for the 300th Anniversary Celebration. Amanda Maxwell is the Head Coach of the Simmons College field hockey and lacrosse programs. Prior to that, Amanda was Head Coach at Mashpee High School, and spent 5 years as Assistant Coach of the field hockey team at Stonehill College. Amanda is a 2003 graduate of Hobart & William Smith Colleges where she earned her B.A. in American Studies. She was a four-year member of the varsity field hockey team that won the 2000 Division III National Championship.


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