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St. Paul’s “Welcome Back Sunday” September 14

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HOPKINTON, MASS. (September 2, 2014) – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will be hosting its annual “Welcome Back Sunday” on September 14. Current and potential church members are invited to join in this homecoming celebration, which will include Sunday School registration at 10:30 a.m. and a Holy Eucharistic service at 10:45 a.m. (which is the new starting time for that service). There will also be a pot-luck lunch after the service and the chance for newcomers to meet Reverend Rebecca Black, who recently joined St. Paul’s as the bridge priest. St.

Roadwork Notice in Hopkinton

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The following roads will be closed on Tuesday September 2nd for final paving. Please seek alternate routes.

Cross St – From Frankland Rd to the Ashland town line will be closed from 7am-11am.
Wilson St – From East Main St to #12 Wilson St will be closed from 11am-3pm.

Thank you,

Mike Mansir
Hopkinton Highway Manager

Is Marijuana Medicine?

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Massachusetts voters in 2012 overwhelmingly approved a ballot question allowing patients to use marijuana for “debilitating medical conditions.” The vote represented a major departure from the nation’s usual way of creating testing, and approving medicines. Today, 23 states and the District of Columbia have approved the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes as of August, and more are likely to follow.

Town Hall Rehabilitation Projects

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all residents and visitors of the Town, please note that construction projects on the Town Hall will be starting August 29th. These projects include rehabilitation of the basement, replacement of the slate roof and rehabilitation of the exterior masonry.

Board of Appeals Approves Cell Tower Additions

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The Board of Appeals met Wednesday, August 27th. Their discussion focused primarily on adding equipment to cell phone towers at 0 Wilson Street, 1 Mechanic Street, and 26 Lumber Street.

Board Chairman Rory Warren was absent from this meeting; Vice Chairman Michael Pierce presided over the meeting in his stead. After calling the meeting to order, the board moved to push discussion of Peppercorn Village, originally scheduled to be discussed at the meeting, to a later date. Pierce expressed concern over insufficient time to review the matter fully.

Pancake Breakfast planned to support Hopkinton’s 300th anniversary

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HOPKINTON, MA (August 28, 2014) – Support Hopkinton's 300th anniversary by eating pancakes! There will be a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Knights of Columbus on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at St. John's Parish Hall in Hopkinton from 8AM to 12 Noon.

Tickets: $5 Adults, $20/Family
$4 Seniors & Students

Tickets for this event will be sold by the Friends of Hopkinton Anniversary Celebrations at the following dates and times:

Fatima Day at the Shrine in Holliston

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On Saturday September 13th, the Xaverian Missionaries will hold the traditional Fatima Day celebration in honor of Our Lady. The theme for this year’s Fatima Day celebrations is on: THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES.” Sing-along at 6:30pm. Mass at 7:00pm. The main celebrant and homilist will be Fr. Adolph Menendez, sx. Fr. Adolph, lives in Holliston – MA, but hails from New York City and has worked for almost 30 years in the missions: first in Japan and then in Mexico. At present he is, together with Fr. Rocco, the Co-Director of the Global Youth Mission Services (GYM).

Resident and Commuter Advisory

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On Thursday September 4, 2014 the Hopkinton Public Schools will be back in session. All School Zone Speed Signs located around the public schools entrances have been turned on and are in working order. The lawful speed limit in a school zone during school hours is 20 mph. Hopkinton Police Officers will be out monitoring and enforcing speed limits. With the nice weather that we are experiencing there will be several students walking or riding their bikes to school. The crosswalks around the schools will be monitored and enforced.

Bishop Gayle Harris to Visit St. Paul’s Sept. 7

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HOPKINTON, MASS. (August 26, 2014) – The Rt. Reverend Gayle E. Harris, Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, will be visiting St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 61 Wood Street (Rte. 135 ) in Hopkinton on September 7. During her visitation Bishop Harris will be the principal celebrant at the 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist service, and will meet with the congregation at a lunch reception following the service. All are welcome to attend the 10:30 a.m. service.

Boston Magazine Ranks Hopkinton High School 24th Best in Greater Boston Area

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Boston Magazine provided more evidence at how strong the Hopkinton school system is, as they ranked the top 50 best public schools in Massachusetts, and Hopkinton High School came in at 24th!

"We chased down and analyzed a dizzying array of data—test scores, student-to-teacher ratios, graduation rates—to produce proprietary rankings of both public and private high schools in Greater Boston. Below is our exclusive ranking of the top 50 best public schools."

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