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West Main & School Closer To Completion

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NSTAR's crews were on site today conducting some of the necessary work which will bring the construction at the intersection of School and West Main Streets closer to completion. NSTAR's crews estimate that it will take them 8-10 days to relocate all their wires from the old poles to the new poles. Comcast and Verizon can relocate their wires once NSTAR's work is complete. ​The final step will be for the Town's contractor to widen the pavement and ​restripe the lines.

Sincerely,
John K. Westerling
​Your ​Director of Public Works

St. Paul’s Friday Family Movie Night August 15

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HOPKINTON, MASS. (August 5, 2014) – Building on the success of its first Friday Family Movie Night, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will be hosting another Friday Family Movie Night on August 15 at 7:00 p.m. Parents are invited to bring their children to the St. Paul’s Parish Hall to enjoy an animated film about a fox and hound dog who try to preserve their friendship despite outside pressure to be enemies. (St. Paul’s licensing agreement prohibits mentioning the movie’s title; however that information is available by calling St.

Worcester Revolution of 1774

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Worcester, MA — July 28, 2014 — Worcester Revolution of 1774, a consortium of historical and cultural organizations, is planning a day-long festival of activities celebrating Worcester County’s role in starting the American Revolution. Programming will take place on September 7, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at various locations in and around Institute Park in Worcester, Massachusetts. The event is free, family oriented, and open to the public with activities for all ages.

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Video: Camp Bailout 6 Part News Series

Developed and led by Lieutenant Lyn Moraghan Camp Bailout is run by the professional women of the Fire Service from around the Metro-West who are dedicated to the advancement of education, professionalism and leadership to young women in fire and emergency services. The Camp gives students a taste of what it’s like to be a fire fighter or work in EMS Services.

In Part 1 of our Camp Bailout News series, the students learned about how search and rescue is conducted in a home.

In Part 2 of our Camp Bailout News series, the students conducted a mock home search and rescue.

In Part 3 of our Camp Bailout News series, the students learned about Fire and Rescue Services.

In Part 4 of our Camp Bailout News series, the students got a chance to talk to a UMASS memorial Life flight crew as they landed the helicopter at the Ashland Fire station.

In Part 5 of our Camp Bailout News series the students learned about the K9 Search and recue unit.

In Part 6 of our news series, Camp bailout came to a close on day 5 and the students had the chance to hear from new Ashland Police officer Stacy Kaiser as she talked about her time in training and her first few weeks on the force and then it was graduation time as the students received their certificates and Hopkinton’s own Devin Gross received the Chief William D. Kee award for her great effort in the camp.

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Ashland Post 77 Head Coach Dan Sullivan recaps 2014 Season

Ashland had a nice run, going deep into the District 5 playoffs and finishing the season 15 and 8, Head Coach Dan Sullivan recapped the 2014 season: "It would have been nice to make it into the final 8, but as a coach you could not have been more proud at how the kids played this season. It was a group that we thought could be pretty competitive right from the get go and they certainly proved to be that and really a fun group to be around."

Pitching in district 5 was very strong in the 2014 season and Ashland had some very good versatility on the mound, Sullivan stated "I think with any good team, you half to have some depth on your pitching staff and when your playing games on top of each other like you do in a legion season, you need to be deeper than just 1 or 2 guys and luckily we were able to dive into our 5th, 6th and 7th pitchers to give us quality innings. Every team we play is a talented group of all star players just like we have."

Dan Sullivan commented on 2 key contributors to post 77, Hopkinton Hillers Chris Moberg and Nick Burns; " When that part of the order comes a long, you feel like you can score runs. I love that Nick is a lefty and Chris is a righty, and I think they present a lot of trouble for opposing pitchers when you have 2 power bats like that in the middle of your order." "Nick was so consistent through the high school season and was a huge addition to our lineup." "With Chris, he has the chance to hit the ball 350 400 feet every time he's up there, he doesn't get cheated out of any at bats and he came up for some big ones for us this year, that's for sure."

Coach Sullivan also gave us a bit of a preview for the 2015 season stating that several players will be available and Evan Park and Greg Holler are likely to return.

Check out the full interview video below!

National Night Out

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August 5, 2014 6:00pm to 9:00pm) Hopkinton Middle School

What is National Night Out?
National Night Out is an opportunity for community members of all ages to come together to strengthen neighborhood spirit, support local crime prevention, build police-community partnerships and just have fun! This is a national event happening in communities like ours.

What Does the Evening Include?
Hopkinton’s National Night Out has table exhibits, interactive safety demonstrations, food, live music, children’s games, face painting, bouncy house, dunk tank and more!

Maureen R. Lavoie, 85

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Maureen R. Lavoie, 85, died Thursday, July 31, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Rogers) Lavoie.

She was a life-long resident of Hopkinton, graduating from Hopkinton High School in 1947. She worked at Dennison Manufacturing as a payroll manager for 40 years until her retirement. She was an active member of the Hopkinton Senior Center and loved to travel. She was an avid Boston sports fan and loved playing bingo. Most of all, she was devoted to her garden and cherished the many hours spent working there.

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Video: Ashland and Milford Legion make playoff runs.

Ashland Legion reached the playoffs as they clinched the 4th seed in District 5 after having a terrific season. In the 2 loss elimination playoff format, Ashland beat Lowell in game 1 but then lost to Sudbury in game 2, and Lowell in game 3. Ashland Post 77 finished the season at 15 and 8. Unfortunately no state tournament this year but congratulations to Team Manager Richard Powell, Head Coach Dan Sullivan and all the Ashland Post 77 players on a terrific run in 2014.

Another local legion team with some Hiller players is Milford Post 59 and congratulations to Milford Legion as they won the District 4 playoffs and reached the state tournament. Milford won the District 4 playoffs and the first 3 games of the state tournament. Milford recently lost to Kingstown 13-10 but will play the winner of Newburyport and Kingstown. All games that were supposed to be played on Friday August 1st, have been postponed due to rain. Time, Date and Location of makeup games to be determined.

For More stats and information check out the videos!

IRS Warns of Scams

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The Internal Revenue Service today warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country. Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are then threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or driver's license. In many cases, the caller becomes hostile and insulting.

Advance Care Planning

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None of us likes to think about the end of life, despite the fact that we know it will come at some time. Making the hard decisions about your own or a loved one’s health care toward the end of life can be unsettling, even troubling. In some cases, family turmoil can result.

Advance care planning – another term for preparing for the end-of-life - can help to make that difficult process a little easier. It can ensure one’s wishes are fulfilled, provide for a peaceful passing, and avoid potential family disruption.

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