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Hopkinton House & Garden Tour a Success

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The Hopkinton House & Garden Tour in honor of the town’s 300th Anniversary was a great success for many reasons but especially so because of the generous response from the homeowners, sponsors and volunteers. Almost 300 people toured the wonderful houses and gardens of 2 Park St., 5 East Main St., 1 Leonard St., 11 Holt St., 97 Ash St., 9 Frankland Rd., 10 Andrea Dr., 2 Wescott St., 16 Whalen Rd., 39 Blueberry Lane, 29 School St and 250 Wood St.

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Video: Sandy Beach Opens for 2015 Summer Season

Sandy Beach officially opened for the summer season. Some of the new features include new playground equipment, trails, an overlook of the lake and added handicap accessibility. The playground features a volleyball court, a gaga pit, and an octagon shaped dodge-ball pit. The first phase of the 3 phase plan was clearing the beach of litter and "unneeded vegetation" and adding sand to the beach. Chair of the Parks and Recreation Commission Bob Dobinski stated renovations to the park have been ongoing for the past 4 years. Dobinski stated: "We look forward to continue to serve the residents of Hopkinton and to support the residents of Hopkinton with their recreation and leisure activities".

To see more from the Sandy Beach opening Ceremony, watch the video below.

2015 B.A.A. Half Marathon® Registration Opens Wednesday, July 15

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60% of available entries will be filled through random selection process beginning on July 15.

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Video: HCAM News 6-26-2015

On this edition of HCAM News, Jon and his son Jonathan Hueber of Crosspoint Associates sat down with HCAM news to talk about the purchase of the former Colella’s Property and the CVS lease of space in the building, Center School had Patriotic pride, as they celebrated Flag Day, and Lifelong resident and retired firefighter Bill Hamilton presented Hopkinton History and Ice Cream at the Senior Center as part of the 300th Anniversary, but first CVS Pharmacy coming to the former Colella’s plaza was the big topic of discussion at the most recent Board of Selectmen Meeting.

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Video: Ashland Legion Baseball 6/17, 6/18, 6/19

1st Video: Wednesday June 17: Ashland took on Medford and lost 8-2. Recap Below:

Top 1st: Mike Egitto Sacrifice RBI Fly Out scores Dom Ramasei (1-0), Max Porrazzo RBI Single scores David Center (2-0 Medford)
Top 2nd: Brian White RBI Single scores Rath (3-0), Maloney Single scores White (4-0), David Center Single scores Ramasei (5-0), Mike Eggitto Sac Flyout scores Maloney (6-0 Medford)
Bottom 3rd: Greg Holler RBI Single scores Michael Crupi (6-1 Medford)
Top 6th: Shawn Maloney scores on error (7-1), David Center scores on error (8-1 Medford)
Bottom 6th: Nick Burns RBI Single scores Nick Porter (8-2 Medford)

Winning Pitcher. – Max Parrazzo Losing Pitcher. – Greg Holler

Medford: Dom Ramasci (3-4, 2R, 2SB)
Medford: David Center (3-4, 2R, RBI)
Ashland: Michael Crupi (2-3, 3B, 1 Run)

2nd Video: Thursday June 18: Ashland lost to Sudbury 7-1. Recap Below:

Bottom 1st: Nick Burns RBI single scores Brendan Wolfe (1-0 Ashland)
Top 4th: Kieran Pathek RBI double scores Matt Broadbent (1-1 Tie)
Top 6th: Kieran Pathek scores on error (2-1 Sudbury)
Top 7th: Matt Broadbent RBI single scores Peterson (3-1), Tom Novick RBI double scores Broadbent (4-1), Kieran Pathek RBI single scores Novick (5-1), Gino Fordiani RBI single scores Pathek (6-1), Tom Garcia RBI single scores Fordiani (7-1 Sudbury)

W.P. – Bobby Peterson L.P. Nick Burns

Sudbury: Kieran Pathek: (2-3, 2R, 2 RBI’s)
Sudbury: Matt Broadbent (2-4, 2R, RBI)
Ashland: Brendon Wolfe (1-3, 1R, SB)

3rd Video: Friday June 19: Ashland lost to Lowell 6-4. Recap Below.

Bottom 1st: Nick Porter RBI single scores Brendan Wolfe (1-0), Greg Holler RBI single scores Nick Burns (2-0 Ashland)
Top 2nd: Henry Funaro RBI triple scores McKennedy, Lynch and Gacek... Funaro then scores on overthrow (4-2 Lowell)
Top 5th: Jack McKenna RBI single scores Dejesus (5-2), Keith Lynch Sac RBI ground-out scores McKennedy (6-2 Lowell)
Bottom 6th: Andrew Keim RBI single scores Mitch Porter (6-3), Alex Cohan RBI single scores Greg Holler (6-4 Lowell)

W.P. - Dan Zabbo L.P. – Jake Obid Save – Matt Smith

Lowell: Henry Funaro (1-2, 1R, 4 RBI’s, BB)
Ashland: Mitchell Porter (3-3, 1R)
Ashland Caught Stealing 4 times

Weather Trends in Hopkinton: June 27th - July 4th

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According to the DPW weather station, the highest temperature reached in Hopkinton last week was 84.5 degrees, the lowest was 49.6. Average temperature last week in Hopkinton was 65.8 degrees. Humidity was at an average of 76.1%, the peak was 91% while the lowest was 34%. Wind Speed averaged 1.4 MPH, while reaching a high of 13 MPH. Precipitation accumulated 1.5 inches last week in Hopkinton. You can see all the averages for Hopkinton below and be on the lookout for future weather updates in Hopkinton.

Celebrate Downtown Hopkinton

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Positive Things Are Happening in Downtown Hopkinton! Join with a number of business and community leaders to

Celebrate Downtown Hopkinton
With Hopkinton's Newest Business
Thursday, July 9th
5:30 pm

Please pre-register at: http://hopchamber.eventbrite.com

Join us at Yogurt Beach located at 34 Main St to give them a big Hopkinton welcome.

Douglas Francis Grady, 86

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Douglas Francis Grady of Middletown passed peacefully on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at the age of 86. Doug, as he was known to his numerous friends and family, was born in Hackensack, NJ on January 28, 1929. Doug graduated from Ridgefield Park High School in June, 1947 where he had been a three sport athlete. He attended Lowell Institute of Technology in Lowell, MA where he played football, basketball and baseball. Additionally, Doug was president of his fraternity, Phi Delta Pi.

Hopkinton Garden Club Awards Scholarships

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The Hopkinton Garden Club is pleased to announce its scholarship awards of $600 each to Maddie Juffras and Erik Fliegauf. Maddie and Erik are both Hopkinton residents and 2015 graduates of Hopkinton High School.

Maddie will be attending the University of New Hampshire majoring in Environmental Science. Greatly enjoying the outdoors, Maddie’s studies will focus on environmental protection. Erik is headed for Harvard University majoring in Urban Studies and Sustainability. His goal is to work as an urban planner, making cities more sustainable and vibrant places to live.

Roadwork Notice

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Rubber Chip Seal resurfacing work is scheduled for Wednesday, July 8 with a rain date of Thursday, July 9 on the following streets.

Proctor St – From Saddle Hill Rd to the cul-de-sac.
Walker St – Full length.
Oakhurst Rd - Full length.
Ash St – From Stone Crossing Rd to Coburn Rd.

Proctor St and Walker St will be closed while the Rubber Chip Seal is being applied.

Oakhurst Rd and Ash St will have one lane of traffic open during construction.

Please expect delays and seek alternate routes when possible.

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