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Horribles Parade Remembered

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The Hopkinton Horribles Parade started in the 30’s with my great grandfather James McIntyre encouraging the neighborhood kids to dress up and decorate bikes and march up and down Pleasant Street. Over the years it transformed to include the whole town. In the 50’s the parade route would start on Pleasant Street and end on Wood Street where McIntyre Loam is now. There would be a big town cook out with food and pony rides.

Hopkinton Town Hall Offices to be Temporarily Moved to 80 South Street

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The Town of Hopkinton has an update regarding the location of town offices during the repair and
renovations to Hopkinton Town Hall due to a flood caused by a burst pipe on April 11th:

"On April 11th, the Hopkinton Town Hall suffered extensive damage when a water line ruptured
on the third floor that resulted in devastating damage to areas of all the building’s four
floors. However, town services were up and running within 16 hours in four separate temporary

Hopkinton Veterans' Breakfast 14 July 2017

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Dear Veterans and Friends:

Bless you for celebrating a patriotic Fourth of July -- Independence Day. Take a few moments for Lee Greenwood to add his inspiring message.

Your comrades are hoping to share breakfast -- which includes chipped beef -- on 14 July 2017, at 0900 hours at the Senior Center. Fellow veterans served in all military branches, and are prone to reminisce and swap stories from their personal experiences.

DCR Seeks Applicants for Lifeguard Positions at Hopkinton State Park this Summer

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HOPKINTON – Today, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has announced that the agency is continuing its efforts to recruit individuals with a desire to become a lifeguard at Hopkinton State Park in the Town of Hopkinton. DCR lifeguards are professional rescuers who are trained to prevent injuries from occurring, and to respond in the event of an emergency to help save a life. As part of a team, lifeguards must work together calmly and efficiently to manage crisis situations.

Hopkinton's Horrible's Parade July 4 at Noon

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The Annual Hopkinton Horrible's Parade will start at Noon on Tuesday July 4th.
Floats and participants will be gathering at the Common at 11:30 am.
All entries welcome as this year's theme is "Hopkinton Pride." Prizes will be awarded.

To enter or for more information, call Dan McIntyre at 508-868-5424.

Eileen Fredette, 78

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Eileen Fredette, 78, died Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Metrowest Medical Center, Framingham surrounded by her family after a brief illness. She was the widow of the late Henry (Hank) Fredette who died in 2005. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary (Horan) McDonough.

She worked at Valpey Fisher in Hopkinton and then as a care coordinator for the Metrowest VNA. She loved to vacation and take trips with her friends as well as playing cards. You could always find her at her grandkids’ sporting events.

Keefe Tech Announces Term 3 Honor Roll Students

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FRAMINGHAM, MA – Keefe Regional Technical School is pleased to announce the following students have been named to the school’s Term 3 Honor Roll.

Ashland – High Honors: Grade 9, Anna Mason. Grade 12, Makayla Hicks. Honors: Grade 9, Unique Linell. Grade 10, Nathaniel Doctor, Nicolas Gonzalez, Jessika Matos Feliz, Hector Resto, Hailton Silva, and Spencer Vernes. Grade 11, Jake Cushing, Kaitlyn Escobar, Sean Lammerding, Kevin Luna Torres, James Phipps, Jordan Rodriguez, Angie Rosa, and Ana Sheehy. Grade 12, Nickolas Grover, Samantha Phipps, and Nicolas Rioux.

Job Posting- Substitute Counselor

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Substitute Counselors (Sports or Kids Groups)
Parks and Recreation Summer Program

The Town of Hopkinton seeks Substitute Counselors (Seasonal) for the Parks and Recreation outdoor summer programs. The programs will provide a fun, engaging and safe environment for the residents who enroll in the summer activities. Activities will feature a variety of outdoor and indoor summertime activities for kids.
Hourly Pay range: $11.00

Weather Trends in Hopkinton: June 18th - June 25th

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According to the DPW weather station, the highest temperature reached in Hopkinton last week was 90.7 degrees, the lowest was 54.2 degrees. Average temperature during the week in Hopkinton was 74.7 degrees. Humidity was at an average of 72%, the peak was 96% while the lowest was 33%. Wind Speed averaged 1.8 MPH, while reaching a high of 10 MPH. Precipitation accumulated 0.83 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.

Roadwork Notice: Crack sealing work will begin on Wednesday June 28th

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Crack sealing work will begin on Wednesday June 28th on the following streets. One lane of traffic will be open at all times. Work is expected to take about 10 days to complete. Work hours will be approximately 7am-4pm. Please do not park any vehicles in the street as it will prevent the contractor from completing the work.

Clinton St, West Elm St, Alexander Rd, Briarcliff Dr, Fruit St, Stone Crossing Way, Westfield Rd, Hemlock Dr, Huckleberry Rd, Nicholas Rd, Roosevelt Ln, Thayer Heights Rd, Ursla Dr, Split Rock Rd & Mayhew St.


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