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Fatima Day on Sunday August 13th 2017!

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On Tuesday July 13th, the Xaverian Missionaries will hold the traditional Fatima Day celebration in honor of Our Lady. It is going to be our second Fatima Day 2017. This year’s theme is connected to the ANNIVERSARY OF THE APPARITIONS OF OUR LADY AT FATIMA (1917 – 2017). The main celebrant and homilist will be Fr. Joe Matteucig, sx. Fr. Joe served for 13 years in Taiwan – China mainly in youth ministry. At present he is Our Lady of Fatima Shrine Director as well as the superior of the local Xaverian Missionary community.

Brad F. Canty, 17

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Brad F. Canty, 17, of Hopkinton, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017. Brad leaves behind his best friend and brother, Kyle Canty, his parents, Becky and Jimmy Canty of Hopkinton; his maternal grandparents, Agnes Torento of Milford and Frank Torento of Hopkinton. He also leaves behind his paternal grandparents, Lorraine and James Canty of Holliston, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Brad F. Canty, 17

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Brad F. Canty, 17, of Hopkinton, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017. Born in Framingham, he was the son of Becky (Torento) and James Canty of Hopkinton and brother to Kyle Canty. Arrangements are pending at this time and are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com

Enter Stage Left Theater Presents "Spring Awakening"

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An angsty rock musical adaptation of the seminal play about the trials and tribulations of growing up.

It's Germany, 1891, and the grown-ups hold all the cards (kind of like today). The inquisitive Wendla, the fearless Melchior, and the troubled young Moritz, all struggle as they bump up against the constraints of the adult world in which they live.

Roadwork Notice 7-24-2017

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Asphalt paving is scheduled for Hopkins Rd, Valentine Rd, Valentine Cir & Coburn Rd on Tuesday July 25 and Wednesday July 26.

Please expect delays and seek alternate routes when possible.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Sincerely,
Mike Mansir
Highway Manager

Video: Ashland Legion Baseball State Tournament Highlights VS Somerset 7-22-2017

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Ashland Legion Post 77 took on Somerset Post 228 in game 1 of the State Tournament at Fino Field and started the offense with 7 runs in the Top of the 1st. Post 77 took their first game of the state tournament by a final score of 16-2. The 9 inning game was mercy ruled after 7 innings since Ashland led by 10 or more.

View Highlights below.

Video: Ashland Legion Update 7-21-2017

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On Wednesday July 19th, Shawn Babineau pitched a gem for Post 77 as he pitches the complete game 7 inning shutout. He gave up 7 hits and had 4 strikeouts. Post 77 took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 2nd, Tom Onsi sacrifices and Zach Pessin scores.

With 2 outs in the bottom of the 3rd, Post 77 struck for 2 more Ben Thomas drove in Ronan Bates with an RBI single to center field, Zach Pessin then reached on an error and that was followed up by a Louis Rossi single that scored Jackson Hornung and put Ashland up 3-0 and that would be the final run of the game.

Legislature Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

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Establishes essential protections and prohibits discrimination against pregnant individuals

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Legislature today passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which guarantees reasonable accommodations and safety measures for pregnant workers. The legislation makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate against, refuse to employ, or terminate an individual due to pregnancy or a condition related to pregnancy, including lactation or the need to express breast milk for a nursing child.

Jacqueline A. Duffy, 56

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Jacqueline A. Duffy, 56, of Wareham, formerly of Hopkinton, died Monday, July 17, 2017 at her home unexpectedly.
Born in Quincy, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Joanne L. (MacDonald) Duffy. A longtime resident of Hopkinton, she moved to Wareham several months ago. Ms. Duffy worked as a retail clerk for CVS/Pharmacy, and worked as a home health aide.

Ralph Gates Edwards Sr., 92

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Ralph Gates Edwards Sr., 92, passed from this life to the arms of his Heavenly Father on Monday, July 17, 2017 in Dunnellon, FL, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Newton, MA, he was the son of the late Frank J. and Gretchen (Gates) Edwards. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Ann Patricia Edwards to whom he was married for 59 years and his sister Norma (Edwards) Manning. Ralph was a Veteran of World War II.

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