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Video: HCAM News 7-3-2015

On this edition of HCAM News, Local Veterans got to checkout some upgrades in Army equipment at the Senior Center, Jeff Doherty of Angel’s Garden center has some mulching tips and Ashland Legion Baseball is off and running, but first the 12th annual Sharon Timlin 5K took place to help fight ALS.

Public Announcement: Notice of Work Being Performed

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The Permanent Building Committee would like to announce that as part of the Library Project, a well driller will begin drilling for a geothermal test well at 9 Church Street starting the week of July 13, 2015. The drilling is planned to take up to five days with hours of operation planned from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Once drilling is completed a continuous 72 ­hour pump test will commence. The 72 ­hour pump test is required to determine the water withdrawal capacity of the well.

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Video: Locals take off from Hopkinton for 6th Annual "Heather's Ride"

Local Motorcyclists, which included many members of Fire Departments in the area met in the former Colella's parking lot to head to the Laconia Harley Davidson in Meredith, New Hampshire for the "6th Annual Heather Lynne Siebert Memorial Ride". "Heather’s Ride" is an effort to raise money for the patients and families who are affected by lengthy hospital stays. Paying for mostly anything needed insurance does not cover." Funds raised from The ride supports the Heather Siebert patient support fund at the Boston Children's hospital. For More information: http://friends4eva.org/

Check out the video below for scenes from the takeoff as well as Hopkinton Fire Fighter Mike Prescott talking about the event.

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Video: "Yogurt Beach" Welcomed to Hopkinton

Town officials, local business leaders and government officials along with the chamber of commerce gathered at "Yogurt Beach" on 34 Main Street to welcome the frozen yogurt shop to downtown Hopkinton. After a ribbon cutting ceremony, Chamber of Commerce President Scott Richardson presented owner Chris Cooney with a certificate of recognition on behalf of the chamber, State Representative Carolyn Dykema was in attendance to offer Chris a citation on behalf of the state.

John Coutinho represented the Selectmen to welcome Yogurt Beach and emphasized "Yogurt Beach" is positive for downtown: "this is part of that whole visioning we have been working on the last year, part of the downtown revitalization."

Chair of the Planning Board Ken Weismantel spoke about how new business coming to town such as Yogurt Beach helped erode the conversation of increasing downtown parking capabilities; "I am using this as an opportunity to suggest to our selectmen that it's time to get some off-street parking so that business's can come here, we don't want to be limited by the amount of seats."

Owner of "Yogurt Beach" and Hopkinton native Chris Cooney mentioned his family moved to Memphis for 2 years but they are glad to be back; "we went for 2 years, and I will say you don't realize what you have until you leave it... we love Hopkinton, we love the school system, we love the people, it's very unique here." Cooney also praised Town Manager Norman Khumalo as well as town boards for the extensive help they provided in the process of opening his business; "it wasn't simple, but it was smooth, we ran into hurdles, they helped us get over hurdles...they gave us a lot of suggestions on how to get through it rather than saying hey it's your's."

In the first video you can see the highlights of the Chamber of Commerce welcoming ceremony for "Yogurt Beach"

In the second video you can see an HCAM News interview with owner of "Yogurt Beach" Chris Cooney.

Roadwork Notice for Wednesday July 15th

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On Wednesday July 15 Saddle Hill Rd at Proctor St will be closed from 7 am – 3 pm to replace a collapsed drain pipe. Please seek alternate routes.

Thank you,
Mike Mansir
Hopkinton Highway Manager

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Video: Ashland Legion Baseball Highlights 7/7, 7/8 2015

7/7/2015 - Ashland Legion Baseball lost 5-2 vs Billerica

Top 1st: Justin Burek hits 2 RBI single to score Brendan O'Flaherty and Anthony Nelson (2-0 Billerica)
Bottom 1st: Greg Holler hits Sacrifice RBI Ground Out to score Brendan Thurber (2-1 Billerica)
Top 3rd: David Lindsey hits RBI single to score Brendan O'Flaherty (3-1 Billerica)
Bottom 4th: Andrew Keim scores after hitting double on 2 throwing errors during play. (3-2 Billerica)
Top 5th: David Lindsey RBI single scores Anthony Nelson (4-2 Billerica)
Top 6th: Anthony Nelson RBI single scores Matt Franchi (5-2 Billerica)

W.P. – Justin Burek L.P. – Jake Obid
Billerica: Justin Burek (3-4, 2 RBI’s)
Billerica: Anthony Nelson (3-4, 2B, 2 Runs, RBI)

7/8/2015 - Ashland Legion Wins 3-1 vs Tyngsboro and improves to 4 and 7 on the season!

Top 1st: Jacob Barnes RBI Double scores Brandon Busey (1-0 Tyngsboro)
Bottom 3rd: Brendan Thurber 2 RBI single scores Geoff Holler and Andrew Keim (2-1 Ashland)
Bottom 4th: Geoff Holler reached on error, Nick Burns Scores (3-1 Ashland)

W.P. – Nick Burns L.P. Shaun Sanville

Ashland: Nick Burns (Pitches Complete game giving up 6 Hits, 0 Earned Runs and had 7 strikeouts)
Ashland: Nick Burns (1-3, ROE, 1 Run)
Ashland: Brendan Thurber (1-3, 2 RBI’s)

Current Zone 5A Standings:
Hudson 9-2
Sudbury 8-4
Newton 7-2
Ashland 4-7
Natick 3-8

Current Zone 5B Standings:
Lowell 8-1
North Chelmsford 7-2
Billerica 4-6
Tyngsboro 2-8
Medford 1-13

See Highlights Below!

Hopkinton Center Trail Grand Opening of Art on the Trail

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Nine new sculptures to be unveiled at Aug. 2 Ceremony

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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