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A Retirement Breakast for Senior Outreach Supervisor Mary McLeod

After 20 years of service to the community, Senior Center Outreach Supervisor Mary McLeod is retiring. To celebrate her years of dedication and hard work, McLeod was recognized at a breakfast at the Senior Center on October 8th. Those who came to thank McLeod and wish her well on her new endeavors included Senior Center employees and volunteers, Senior Center patrons, and town officials.

Those who have worked with and have gotten to know McLeod over the years say that they have been touched by her warmth, personableness, and devotion to the community.

McLeod says that she is thankful for having worked in such a welcoming environment and that everyone she has met there has made a lasting impact on both her as well as the Senior Center itself.

A self described "people person", McLeod says that besides taking some time for herself by exercising and painting, she will still continue to produce and host Senior View, a monthly talk show on HCAM that focuses on senior related topics. And to the delight of those at the Senior Center, McLeod will still be there a few times a week as a volunteer.

Recycling Hours Extended for Fall

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Please be advised that Town of Hopkinton Recycling Center located on Route 135 at Hopkinton/Westborough Town Line will be open on Sunday afternoons this Fall beginning October 20, 2013 for six (6) consecutive weeks for Leaf and Brush Disposal and Fall Cleanup.

Additional dates and times are as follows:

Seasonal Flu Clinic This Thursday at Town Hall

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2013 Seasonal Flu Clinics by the Hopkinton Board of Health through Century Health Systems will be held on October 10, 2013 at the Town Hall (lower level), 18 Main Street and on November 4, 2013 at the Senior Center which is located at 28 Mayhew Street, Hopkinton, MA. These will be the only clinics the Board of Health holds this season. These Clinics are for Hopkinton Residents 19 years of age or older.

Flu Clinics
Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. @ Town Hall
Monday, November 4, 2013 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. @ Senior Center

Zoning Advisory Committee Public Hearing Seeks Your Input

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The Zoning Advisory Committee will hold a public forum on Monday, October 28,
2013 at 7:00 PM in Room 211 of the Town Hall, at which time it would like to hear
ideas that Town Boards, Committees, officials, organizations and the general public
have with respect to desired changes to the Zoning Bylaw and/or the Zoning Map.

Hillers Pounce Clockers 6-1

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The Middle School Boys' Soccer Team moved its record to 2-2-2 with a convincing win over the Ashland Clockers on Tuesday 6-1. Owen and Connor Delaney set the tone playing a part in the team's first four goals. Ryan Covino and Jay Tomlinson scored second half goals. Kyle Kauzens, Johnny Francis and Casey DiNicola played very well, as did the entire team.

Planning Board Continues Sidewalk Planning Process

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Following the Hopkinton sidewalk survey, sidewalk plan and previous discussions, the Planning Board discussed working with DPW to come up with a program for sidewalk design, construction and maintenance over the next few years during their October 7 meeting. It is currently unknown what the cost for such a program will be, but DPW is working with a design consultant to figure out a cost.

Potential for Isolated Severe Thunderstorms and Wind Advisory in Effect for Central Middlesex County

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The National Weather Service has issues a Wind Advisory for Centeral Middlesex County until 8pm tonight.

Winds are expected in the 15-25mph range with gusts up to 45mph with the strongest winds through early evening.

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HCAM News Visits the Fire Station Open House

A little rain didn't dampen the spirit of those eager to learn about fire safety during the Hopkinton Fire Department's Open House on October 6th. The goal of the event, which takes place annually during National Fire Prevention Week, is to give community members of all ages a chance to meet the firefighters, interact with the fire safety equipment, and to ask questions.

This year's National Fire Prevention Week theme focused on how to avoid kitchen fires, the most common place for a house fire to start. To educate those about this topic, the department set up a demonstration about potential kitchen hazards and how they can be fixed.

Other demonstrations and activities included an appearance by Sparky the Fire Dog, fire truck rides, getting to play inside a fire truck, setting a fire to show how fast it can spread, taking a ride on a stretcher, and using a fire extinguisher to put out a house fire.

Casino Free Milford Fundraiser at Pinz October 23

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On Wednesday, October 23, from 4:00-9:00pm, Casino Free Milford will hold a fundraiser at PINZ and BLUE DOG Sports Bar & Grille, 110 South Main Street in Milford.

20% of all food and beverage sales in the Blue Dog Sports Bar & Grille purchased by guests who mention “Casino Free Milford” will be donated to Casino-Free Milford. Chef Paul 'Jako' Smith, formerly of Sonsie and Annabelle's in Boston, has recently joined Blue Dog as the new chef.

St. Paul's Rummage Sale October 19

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There will be bargains galore on clothing, toys, books, and other miscellaneous items at the St. Paul’s Dollar Days Rummage Sale on Saturday, October 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 61 Wood Street (Rte. 135) in Hopkinton.

Anyone wishing to donate items to the Rummage Sale is welcome to drop off items (with the exception of computers, TVs, microwaves or air conditioners) at the church Parish Hall on Tues., Wed., & Thurs. October 15, 16, & 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; and Friday, October 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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