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Concerts on the Common: Corvairs

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From the 50's to the 90's, the Corvairs cover it all this Sunday, July 1st at 5PM on the Town Common.

The Corvairs are:

Bob Lynch - guitar and vocals
Ilene Corvini - drums and vocals
Patrick Dreier - keyboards, guitar and vocals
Steve Dubois - bass and vocals

"Join us for classic rock tunes from the 50’s to the 90’s at the Hopkinton Summer Concerts on the common, with the Corvairs," said Selectman Michelle Gates. "Hope to see you at 5:00!"

Youth and Substance Abuse

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Mavis Jaworski, M.D. and John Knight, M.D., on July's Physician Focus with the Massachusetts Medical Society

There’s no getting around it: Substance abuse by adolescents is a serious problem, one that too often ends in tragedy. Such behavior accounts for almost 60 percent of accidental deaths among teens and poses significant risks to physical and mental health, as well as success in school and later life.

One of the nation’s foremost experts on this issue is John R. Knight, M.D., Director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

"Solar 201" Tonight at Senior Center

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SolarFlair Energy Inc., the Solarize Mass installer for Hopkinton, will present "Solar 201" , a public meeting for residents and business owners, on Thursday, June 28 at 7PM at the Hopkinton Senior Center. SolarFlair Energy Inc. will work with Andy Boyce of the Hopkinton Sustainable Green Committee, the Solarize Mass Community Solar Coach, to implement the program in partnership with MassCEC. Contracts must be signed by September 30th at which time the final pricing is locked for everyone based on the number of watts contracted.

Hopkinton Receives $156,792 Green Communities Grant

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Town Manager Norman Khumalo announced today in a press release that Hopkinton has received a grant in the amount of $156,792 from the Department of Energy Resources Green Communities Grant program. The money will go towards the Town Hall and Elmwood School energy management systems, with $71,539 being applied to the Town Hall system and the remaining $82,253 going to fund improvements in the Elmwood School energy management system.

Sunset Jazz Series Begins on June 30

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The Hopkinton Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that its Sunset Jazz Series will resume on June 30 and run through August 18 at the HCA Amphitheater at 98 Hayden Rowe Street. Each Saturday night (with the exception of August 4,) a different jazz group will play from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with rain dates on Sunday. Admission is free and all age groups are welcome. More information is available at The Sunset Jazz series is made possible in part by a grant from Hopkinton's Local Cultural Council.

Statement from Mass Medical Society Regarding Decision on Affordable Care Act

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The US Supreme Court today upheld the federal health care reform law, ruling that the individual mandate is constitutional. To read the statement released from the Massachusetts Medical Society regarding the decision, Click Here..

In Response to Baystone Development

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Hopkinton resident Bruce Clark has this to say in response to the recent update from Baystone Development regarding work on Clinton Street, Front Street and Aprilla Farm Road.

This is Bruce Clark at 13 Alprilla with a few comments about both the information and the tone of this most recent message from "our neighbors" Baystone Development.

Group Insurance Commission Re-enrollment Team Awarded the Manuel Carballo Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Service

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Secretary of Administration and Finance Jay Gonzalez today announced the Group Insurance Commission (GIC) Re-enrollment Team has been awarded one of this year’s Manuel Carballo Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Public Service. The Re-enrollment Team re-enrolled 78,000 active state employees in health insurance plans. During reenrollment 30 percent chose to enroll in lower cost plans, saving the Commonwealth more than $20 million this fiscal year.

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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