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Outdoor Water Ban for Hopkinton

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Please be advised that due to the continued drought conditions, dramatic increase in water use, low tank levels and a continued forecast for hot and dry weather, the town is declaring an outdoor water ban on municipal water use. A meeting yesterday of the states drought task force also declared our area level 3, critical drought. It is imperative that everyone turn off all outdoor sprinkler systems immediately and cease all other non-essential use. It is absolutely vital that everyone comply to ensure proper storage levels for everyday use and fire protection.

Weather Trends, Coach Simoes and more.. On August 18th HCAM News!

By Tom Nappi, News Director

On the August 18th edition of HCAM News at 6:30pm, Jumpin Jubah jams at the town common, we talk with Hillers Baseball Coach Steve Simoes plus much more, but first Hopkinton Water & Sewer Director and Weather Enthusiast, Eric Carty joined us to talk about the current water restrictions and weather trends.

HCAM News airs every Thursday on HCAM-TV at 6:30pm until 7pm to keep you up to date with all that is happening in Hopkinton.

Tune in on HCAM-TV (Comcast: Channel 8, Verizon Channel 30) or at our YouTube page!

Coach Steve Simoes talks Hiller Baseball and Career.. On August 17th HCAM Sports Talk!

By Tom Nappi, News Director

Our 90th edition of HCAM Sports Talk airs on Wed, August 17th 2022 at 2pm. In this episode, Hiller Baseball Head Coach, Steve Simoes joins us to talk Hiller Baseball and his departure from the program and we relive some of the greatest Hiller Baseball moments in recent years!

Tune in to HCAM Sports Talk every Wednesday at 2pm on HCAM-TV (Comcast: Channel 8, Verizon Channel 30) or at our YouTube page. The program will also re-air at other times and days throughout the week!

Governor Baker Signs Legislature’s Expansive Mental Health Bill

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Today, legislative leaders and advocates joined Governor Baker for the ceremonial bill signing of the Mental Health ABC Act: Addressing Barriers to Care, comprehensive legislation to continue the process of reforming the way mental health care is delivered in Massachusetts, with the goal of ensuring that people get the mental health care they need when they need it. The Governor officially signed this legislation into law on August 10, 2022.

Katharine (“Kate”) Brownlee Gasser, 75

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Katharine (“Kate”) Brownlee Gasser, 75, of Hopkinton, passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Saturday, August 13, 2022. Born in New York City, New York, she was the daughter of the late Emily (Graves) and Robertson Sillars. She met her future husband Morrie Gasser in college, and they have been together ever since, happily married for 53 years.

“Peace Dreamer: A Journey of Hope in Bad Times and Good” by Cheryl Melody Baskin receives Nonfiction Book Award Status of GOLD

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Official NFAA (Nonfiction Authors Association) Review:

Author Cheryl Melody Baskin’s Peace Dreamer: A Journey of Hope in Bad Times and Good opens with a powerful statement that sets the tone for the whole book: “May we all be warriors.” A perfect battle cry for readers of every imaginable background, those four empowering words lead into page after page of inspiration and self-discovery meant to transform from deep inside…then outward.

HCA: Bold & Beautiful Teen Art Show September 6th through 26th

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Bold & Beautiful Teen Art Show
September 6-26, 2022
Reception & Award Ceremony Date: Friday, September 9th from 6pm-7pm
Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 10am–6pm, Saturday, 10am–2pm
Lotvin Family Gallery
Hopkinton Center for the Arts
98 Hayden Rowe Street

Artist and curator Jamaal Eversley was honored to receive grants in 2022 from Hopkinton, Ashland, Hopedale and Milford local cultural councils to work with teens to create artwork that represents them and their neighborhood.

John Thomas “Jack” Donahue, 89

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John Thomas “Jack” Donahue of Upton and formerly of Hopkinton, passed away on August 9, 2022 at the age of 89 after a battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Born on September 18, 1932, Jack was the middle child of James and Helen Donahue of Southborough. He was a 1950 graduate of St. Peter’s High School and a 1955 graduate of Northeastern University. Jack spent ten years in the US Army Reserves, ascending to the rank of Captain.

Stanley J. Wasilauski Jr., 60

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Stanley J. Wasilauski Jr., 60, of Hopkinton, passed away in Boston on Saturday, August 13, 2022, after a long battle with cancer. Born in Northampton, MA, he was the son of the late Beverly (Jacque) and Stanley Joseph Wasilauski. He was the loving husband of 34 years to Debra (Conlon) Wasilauski of Hopkinton.