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Past Tense

September 10, 2014 — Election Warden Jack Palitsch at the Middle School announcing the end of voting in the primary election to a parking lot absent of people last night, as a member of the school staff looks on.


Run Around Hopkinton
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Hopkinton Vs. Wayland Friday Night

 September 10, 2014 — Home opener v. Wayland Friday, September 12, 2014 and it is “Youth Football” night.
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September 9, 2014 — Our friend has returned to the first location which we photographed it more than a decade ago, which can only be inferred by its iconic reflection.


    Police Incident Log - Updated September 10, 2014

Incident Log

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

9:40 pm The Environmental Police reported that a vehicle was parked very strangely at the Lake Whitehall boat ramp. Officer John Moran made contact with the boaters and advised that all was ok.

9:15 pm A South Mill Street resident complained about construction going on in violation of the town by-law. Officer Jacob Campbell checked the area and advised that the crew was gone upon his arrival.

7:59 pm Officer Jacob Campbell assisted a disabled motor vehicle on Cedar Street.

6:47 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer David Shane regarding fraud.

4:34 pm A 911 caller reported a motor vehicle accident without personal injury on Main Street. Officer David Shane responded and wrote a report.

8:51 am A caller from Wood Street reported a possible problem with a school bus' brake lights. The information was passed on to the bus office.

5:59 am Officer Linda Higgins assisted the Fire Department with an alarm investigation on Hayward Street.

5:52 am Officer John Moran assisted with detail at the election pole.

12:10 am Officer Linda Higgins checked a motor vehicle that was parked on Wood Street.

Monday, September 8, 2014

11:56 pm Officer John Moran checked a motor vehicle that was parked at the Middle School entrance.

8:10 pm A resident of Curtis Road reported construction still going on in violation of the town by-law. Officer William Burchard advised that the contractor was leaving and was notified of the by-law.

4:07 pm A 911 caller reported a two car motor vehicle accident without personal injury on West Main Street. Two officers responded and wrote a report.

2:54 pm The Upton Police Department was provided information that they requested.

5:55 am Officer Linda Higgins assisted a disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street.

12:01 am Officer John Moran checked an unoccupied motor vehicle that was parked on Hayden Rowe Street


No Surprises

September 9, 2014 — Selectman John Coutinho and former selectman Ron Clark chat after the unofficial results of the primary vote were posted this evening. There do not appear to be any surprises in the top races, with Charlie Baker for the Republicans and Martha Coakley for the Democrats winning their respective parties in every Hopkinton precinct.

        The official tally had 1,282 voters taking part, with 834 taking Democrat ballots and 448 taking Republican ballots.

        The entire breakdown, compliments of the Town Clerk's Office, can be read here.

Registration for HBA travel basketball now open

Tryouts for the 2014-15 season of the Hopkinton Basketball Association travel program will take place over the next three Sundays, starting with the Grade 7-8 tryouts this Sunday. Grades 4-6 have two tryouts each, on Sept. 21 and 28.

Practices start the last week in October. The Hopkinton Tap-Off Tournament is Nov. 21-23, and the Metrowest League season starts Dec. 7 and runs through early to mid-March, with games on Sundays.

All players must register prior to tryouts.

For more information, including the complete tryout schedule, visit the HBA website at hopkintonbasketball.org.

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Personal Services 

The following roads will be closed on Thursday September 11th for final paving. Please seek alternate routes. School buses will be allowed through the work zone.

Teresa Rd – From Hayden Rowe St to Nicholas Rd will be closed from 7am-11am.

Fruit St – From Cunningham St to 625’ North of Victory Ln will be closed from 11am-4pm.

Thank you, Mike Mansir, Hopkinton Highway Manager

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US Senate Candidate From Hopkinton Casts Ballot

September 9, 2014 — Brian Herr, an unopposed Republican candidate for US Senate who lives in Hopkinton, writes his ballot at Hopkinton Middle School this morning at 9:00 am. His wife, Mary Murphy, is to his left voting also.


Hopkinton Drug’s 4th Annual Free Lecture Series

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Hopkinton Drug is proud to announce its upcoming 4th Annual Lecture Series which will consist of four different lectures; topics will include Low Back Pain, Emergency Preparedness for Pets and the Humane Society’s Role in the Community, Hypothyroidism and Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.


“We are so excited to bring this series of free, public events to the town of Hopkinton and surrounding communities,” commented Michael Macione, Director of Sales and Marketing for the store. “We feel we are providing a valuable service to our customers by bringing doctors and patients together, in a comfortable setting, to learn about a variety of health topics and get important questions answered by the experts,” he added.


The Boston Spine Group (Jessica Aidlen MD, Louis Jenis MD, Sameer Kapasi MD, and Sarah Koonce MD) will kick off the lecture series with a discussion on Low Back Pain on September 24.  On October 22, David Schwarz, DVM from the Ashland Animal Hospital and Liz Jefferis, Director of the Baypath Animal Shelter, will discuss Emergency Preparedness for Pets and the Humane Society’s Role in the Community.  Ken Blanchard MD will speak about Hypothyroidism on November 5.   Patricia Jay MD from Visions Healthcare, will wrap up the series on November 19, with a discussion on Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.


“We host these events because we care about the health of our community members and appreciate their business.” Dennis Katz, Hopkinton Drug President said. Adding, “As trusted advisors, we want to differentiate ourselves from the chain pharmacies by offering additional services that you won’t find at the big box stores.” Hopkinton Drug is an integrative, community pharmacy and compounding facility in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.  We are a multi-faceted store dedicated to providing clients with an array of healthcare options, serving the community since 1954.


Each lecture will be held from 7-9pm at the Hopkinton Senior Center located at 28 Mayhew St., Hopkinton.  Speakers will present during the first hour with the second hour reserved for questions.  Please RSVP by contacting Michael Macione at 508-435-4441 x111 or at mmacione@rxandhealth.com . We encourage you to reserve a seat, but it is not required.  For more information, you can visit Hopkinton Drug’s website at www.rxandhealth.com/ , or come visit our store at 52 Main St., Hopkinton, MA 01748.


Demons Hockey Gives Up Hopkinton Hockey Rink Pursuit
"...Financially not as viable as it was three years ago." Roy MacDowell

September 8, 2014 — Roy MacDowell of Legacy Farms informed the Planning Board this evening that the Demons Hockey organization has withdrawn interest in building a hockey rink on 19 acres of land dedicated to sports for the town from the Legacy Farms agreement with the Town of Hopkinton. The Demons organization was the only entity that answered a Request for Proposals that coincidentally had been tailor-made for their purposes. Mr. MacDowell said he believed that funding was difficult, and that three other rinks were built in the area in the intervening three years since they first showed interest. Planning Board Chairman Ken Weismantel said he would take Mr. MacDowell's word as an official "no".

          Mr. MacDowell's obligation before turning the land over to the town is to rough grade the land, stated Mr. Weismantel.

         But Mr. MacDowell asked if the town would consider turf fields on that land, saying that if so, he would grade it to suit, and not cover the land with loam, which would need to be ripped up in the aforementioned event, creating more work for the town.

         On another note, Mr. MacDowell stated the East Main Street roadway work, which includes the shaving down of the roadway corner, and as a result, creating the need to bury the water lines more deeply, would be completed by November 15.

          He also put a five-week maximum completion time for the sidewalk planned down East Main Street to Legacy Farms.

         "The gas company told us they need to run a 12" gas main from Wilson Street to East Main Street, about 8,000 feet. Literally, it parallels the edge of Legacy Farms Road North. If they don't do that they are going to run  out of gas this Winter."

          Mr. MacDowell also discussed the entryway to the 19-acre area, the dialogue of which can be seen in the video of excerpts, below:





Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2014 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from September 2, 2014 - September 8, 2014
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
12 Ryegrass Circle # 120 Tejaswi Tharakabhushanam $460,450 September 8, 2014 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
14 Cole Drive Dennis K. Hurley $364,000 September 5, 2014 Darlene E. Sweet
5 Sadie Lane Shaun Fitzgibbon, Amber Fitzgibbon $870,000 September 5, 2014 Domenica C. Albanese, Susan A. Ciampa-Albaneses
3 Lorigan Road Dean L. Fougere, Caitlin D. Fougere $295,000 September 5, 2014 Raymond S. Kennedy, Kathleen M. Marquedant
13 DiCarlo Road Xue Yang, Wei Lu $671,300 September 4, 2014 Gerald J. Caruso, Virginia E. Caruso
16 Oak Street Jennifer Slottje, J. Nicholas Slottje $826,000 September 4, 2014 David J. Puig, Kimberly A. Puig
62 West Main Street Kerry Kunst, 62 West Main Street Realty Trust $175,000 September 3, 2014 Leo P. Christianson, Florence A. Christianson
211 Algonquin Trail unit 99-D Chirag Gupta, Richa Gupta $318,000 September 8, 2014 Frank Pagliarini
171 Prospect Street Ben K. Smith, Cathy L. Smith $360,000 September 5, 2015 Joint Revocable Living Trust of Joshua Roch and Sarah E. Roch, Joshua Roch, Sarah E. Roch
204 America Boulevard unit C Ravi Vijay, Sonia Vijaywargivya $350,000 September 5, 2014 Independence Village Realty LLC
85 Spyglass Drive unit C-43 Jeffrey D. Morse $239,900 September 5, 2014 Yevgeniy Brodskiy, Irina Brodskaya
212 Algonquin Trail unit D Joel W. Fernandez, Fiona M. Sirur $330,000 September 2, 2014 Devang A. Shah, Kavita D. Shah
Parkerville Road Sarah R. Mars, 39 Parkerville Road Trust $6,000 September 8, 2014 Bartolini Builders Inc., John A. Bartolini Jr.,
John A. Bartolini Sr., Marguerite F. Bartolini
26 Meeting House Lane unit 17 Rasmia A. Khalid $530,000 September 5, 2014 Bilal A. Ahmed, Mahr A. Malik
125-127 Main Street Tracee L. Perkins, Richard A. Perkins, R A Perkins Trust $300,000 September 8, 2014 Nancy L. LeClaire
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New Parks and Rec Activities List


Hopkinton Parks and Recreation Department would like to remind you that registration for fall/winter programs are now available at our NEW and IMPROVED website, www.hopkintonrec.org. There you can sign up for all of our exciting and new programs. 


Our programs this year include:

Adult Programs:                                  Kids/Teen Programs:                              Family Events:

-Radi8: Fitness &Nutrition                 -Youth Ski Program                                -Halloween Party 10/23

-Adult Volleyball Pickup                      - Recreational Basketball                      - X-Mas Tree Lighting

-Adult Boot Camp                                -Girls on the Run                                     - NYC trip

-Men's Pick Up Basketball                 - Youth Volleyball Clinic                          -Teen Night

-Men's Competitive Basketball         -Girl's Volleyball Seminar         

-Yoga & Meditation                              -John Smith Soccer       

-Mosaic Art Clinic                                 - Athletic Based Training 

                                                                -Tennis Lessons

                                                                - Archery

                                                                - Preschool T-Ball

                                                                - Preschool Sports and Games

                                                                - Yoga

                                                                -Mosaic Arts

                                                                - Tiny Trotter (Equestrian)

                                                                - Gymnastics

                                                                - Drivers Lessons (TDA)    

Sign up now!

For questions or phone registrations please call the Parks and Recreation Office at 508-497-9750.

Personal Services 
    Police Incident & Arrest Log - Updated September 8, 2014
   Incident Log

Sunday, September 7, 2014

9:35 pm Officer William Burchard spoke with an individual on Blueberry Lane.

8:41 pm A caller reported a hit an run incident that happened on Fisk Mill Road in Milford. Officer Arthur Schofield responded and spoke with the register owner.

8:10 pm A caller reported seeing a suspicious white pickup truck back up to a building on Wood Street. Officer Arthur Schofield checked the area and advised that the vehicle was gone upon his arrival.

6:20 pm Officer Arthur Schofield completed community policing on DiCarlo Road.

9:55 am A Knoll Road resident reported that a dirt bike was driving up and down the street causing a disturbance. Officer Jacob Campbell spoke with the operator who stated that he broke the dirt bike and was done for the day.

9:14 am A resident of South Mill Street reported construction going on. Officer David Shane spoke with the workers who were unaware of the town by-law and shut down for the day.

7:49 am A caller reported vandalism to a business on Lumber Street. Officer Jacob Campbell responded and wrote a report.

12:23 am Officer Linda Higgins checked a motor vehicle on Ash Street.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

9:10 pm A 911 caller reported possible gun shots in the area of Gibbon Road. Two officers checked the area but did not hear anything suspicious.

5:39 pm Three officers responded to assist the Ashland Police Department with a 911 call from the State Park.

4:48 pm A 911 caller from West Main Street reported a possible water spout forming on Lake Maspenock. Officer Philip Powers checked the area with a negative find on any funnel type clouds.

12:48 pm A Main Street business owner complained about a man in a vehicle that he felt was stalking him and his client. Officer David Shane advised that he would investigate.

12:39 pm Two callers from West Main Street reported hearing gun fire. Officer Stephen Buckley stated that he was in the area and confirmed that it was from the firing range.

12:11 pm Officer David Shane assisted two individuals, who were involved in a past hit and run motor vehicle accident, with exchanging paperwork.

11:39 am A motorist reported that a ladder was in the center lane of Route 495. The State Police were notified.

11:32 am The Upton Police Department advised that they had a vehicle pulled over on West Main Street in Hopkinton. Two officer responded to assist.

10:25 am Officer David Shane assisted another department on East Main Street.

7:32 am A caller reported that an alarm was sounding at an old Hayward Street business. Officer Stephen Buckley responded to assist the Fire Department.

6:43 am Officer Linda Higgins assisted with an event at the High School.

6:05 am Two officers assisted with traffic for an event at the town common.

Friday, September 5, 2014

10:28 pm Two officers checked and spoke with two motor vehicle operators on Rafferty Road.

9:04 pm A walk-in from Hayden Rowe Street spoke with Officer Gregg DeBoer regarding a harassment incident.

6:03 pm A caller reported a motor vehicle accident without personal injury on West Main Street. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and wrote a report.

5:39 pm A 911 caller reported a motor vehicle accident without personal injury on Hayden Rowe Street. Two officers responded and wrote a report.

5:24 pm There were several callers reporting a vehicle that was stuck in a ditch on Pond Street. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and stated that the vehicle was stuck on a stone wall.

4:16 pm Officer Gregg DeBoer assisted the Fire Department with the report of an odor of natural gas in a Main Street business.

2:24 pm Several callers reporting a motor vehicle accident with unknown personal injury on West Main Street. Two officers responded and advised that the patient refused medical treatment and the cable line to a residence had been disconnected. The cable company was notified.

2:17 pm Officer Patrick O'Brien wrote a report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident that occurred on Main Street.

1:42 pm A walk-in spoke with Sgt. Joseph Bennett regarding her motor vehicle being hit by another vehicle while parked on East Main Street.

7:29 am A caller reported that a red Subaru was speeding on Ash Street. Officer Patrick O'Brien spoke with the parents of the operator who will speak with him.

7:07 am A Sanctuary Lane resident reported hearing shooting at a gun club and they are not suppose to start until 9:00 am. Officer Linda Higgins was unable to locate anyone their and advised that all was locked up and quiet.

Family  Stuff

Beautiful Natural Light Senior Portraits
(Only a few sittings left!)


Low Moon

September 8, 2014 — Looking a little like a cantaloupe from this viewpoint, the low position in the sky of last night's Moon was magnified through the lens of the atmosphere, giving us one of the finest shots this 300 mm lens has seen. A little image enhancement brings out the best.


Mike and Dawn Timlin, Curt Schilling and Tim Wakefield Get Ice-Bucket Challenge in Hopkinton

The organizers of the Sharon Timlin Memorial Event got together today here in Hopkinton to do a group ice bucket challenge. Our guest of honor, George Mazareas, who has been living courageously with ALS for over a decade, came and we challenged Mike and Dawn Timlin, Curt Schilling and Tim Wakefield. (4 of our long time supporters). Contributed video.


Field size will be 30,000 official entrants for the 119th running of event.


BOSTON -- Registration for the 2015 Boston Marathon opens on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The B.A.A. will use the same process to register qualified runners as it used in the 2012, 2013, and 2014 Boston Marathons, allowing the fastest qualifiers to register first.

Registration will be held entirely online at http://www.baa.org/ . The qualification window for the 2015 Boston Marathon began last year on September 14, 2013.

In cooperation with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the eight cities and towns along the Boston Marathon route, the B.A.A. has set the field size for the 2015 Boston Marathon at 30,000 official entrants. The 119th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 20, 2015 and will mark the 30th consecutive year that the event will have John Hancock Financial as its principal sponsor.

Monday, September 8: Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 20 minutes, 00 seconds or faster may submit their application for entry.

Wednesday, September 10: Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 10 minutes, 00 seconds or faster may submit their application for entry (if space remains).

Friday, September 12: Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 5 minutes, 00 seconds or faster may submit their application for entry (if space remains).

Saturday, September 13: Registration closes for the first week at 10:00 p.m. ET.

Monday, September 15: All qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard may submit their application for entry (if space remains).

Wednesday, September 17: Registration closes for the second week at 5:00 p.m. ET.

If space remains after this initial period, then on Monday, September 22 registration will reopen to anyone who meets the qualifying standards on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will remain open until the maximum field size is reached.
The B.A.A. will not predict or provide an anticipated date for when the race will reach its maximum field of qualified applicants. However, the B.A.A.'s website and Facebook page and Twitter account will indicate the open or closed status of registration for the 2015 Boston Marathon, and these pages will be updated regularly.

The registration fee for the 2015 Boston Marathon for qualifiers is $175 USD for United States residents and $225 USD for international residents.

Enjoy Hopkinton's Amanda Maffei Performing at the Hopkinton Farmers Market, Below:

Recorded today, September 7, 2014
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Stick Legs


September 7, 2014 — This great blue heron, captured by the Roving HopCam in Linwood today, returns to its perch after pouncing on its prey with cupped wings,. creating a type of dome to contain the fish, and at the same time, causing confusion by the turmoil created. The heron is a successful fisher, as it can stand in shallow water, its legs disguised as small branches. Above, the bird's legs can barely be differentiated from the surrounding dead branches of the fallen tree upon which it stands.

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Clouds' Illusions


September 6, 2014 — These clouds over Hopkinton today are rich with imagery that can be interpreted by whatever the viewer believes is there, much like the song "Both Sides Now" written by Joni Mitchell.
       "It's clouds' illusions I recall; I really don't know clouds, at all," she wrote. NOTE: The day after this was published, Amanda Maffei sang the song at the Farmers Market, above.

Family  Stuff

Great Weather For...

     September 6, 2014 — The Canada geese are back at Bloods Pond today, the annual large gathering and their subsequent disappearance before the end of fall. The water was boiling with rainfall.


Live4Evan 5k

September 6, 2014 — Above, the Hopkinton Cross Country Team poses for a photo before warming up for the Live4Evan 5k this morning, held memory of Evan Girardi, who died unexpectedly exactly four years ago today at 20 years old. Below, Brian Gao poses for photographer Michael Mace after crossing the finish line of the Live4Evan 5k race first this morning.



September 6, 2014 — The Hopkinton High School Hillers listen to coach at halftime during the fundraising scrimmage with Algonquin last night dedicated to the Tom Weaver Be Positive (B+) and Live4Evan scholarship funds. Algonquin bowed to Hopkinton 29-13.


   Police Incident & Arrest Log - Updated September 5, 2014
   Arrest Log

Thursday, September 4, 2014

12:30 pm Sgt. Joseph Bennett arrested Anthony Scott Wood, 42, of Grove Street, Hopkinton, on Grove Street and charged him with Disorderly Conduct.

Incident Log

Thursday, September 4, 2014

9:31 pm Sgt. Michael Sutton checked a secured motor vehicle on Rafferty Road.

8:55 pm A caller reported seeing a pickup truck and hearing yelling and screaming coming from a construction site on West Elm Street. Officer William Burchard checked the area with a negative find.

6:17 pm A 911 caller from Carriage Hill Road reported that their back door had been smashed in. Three officers responded and wrote a report.

5:02 pm A 911 caller reported a motorcycle accident with personal injury on Church Street. Two officers responded to assist and write a report.(Photo).

3:18 pm A walk-in reported that his vehicle was hit by another vehicle while parked in a Main Street parking lot and that a witness obtained the vehicle's information. Officer William Burchard located the vehicle at a residence and wrote a report.

12:11 pm The State Police reported receiving a 911 call from a Grove Street residence who stated that her son was "fighting again." Three officers responded to the residence and subsequently arrested a 42 year-old male from Hopkinton and charged him with Disorderly Conduct.

10:58 am The Reading Police Department requested an officer attempt to make contact with a resident of Winter Street. Officer David Shane responded and stated that no one was home at the house.

6:52 am Chief Edward Lee completed community relations on Hayden Rowe Street.

6:46 am There were multiple 911 callers reporting a gas can that was tipped over on West Main Street and was spilling gasoline into the roadway. Officer Jacob Campbell checked the area with a negative find.

1:00 am Officer Jacob Campbell checked an unoccupied motor vehicle on Main Street.

12:54 am Officer John Moran checked a motor vehicle that was unoccupied on Hayward Street.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

10:33 pm A 911 caller reported an erratic operator on South Street. Two officers responded, located the motor vehicle and spoke with the operator.

9:31 pm A Priscilla Road resident had a noise complaint about two large trucks that were moving something around. Officer Philip Powers responded and spoke with the operator who stated that he was just backing up to another truck.

8:50 pm A 911 caller from Mayhew Court reported that an alarm was sounding and a red light was flashing on the side of the building. Two officers responded to assist the Fire Department and advised that the alarm reset itself upon their arrival.

6:14 pm A 911 caller reported a motor vehicle accident without personal injury on South Street. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and wrote a report.

5:31 pm A resident reported that there was an abandoned motor vehicle parked on the side of Wilson Street. Officer Matthew McNeil checked the vehicle and found it to be secure.

5:01 pm A motorist reported that an aggressive driver passed her in a "no passing" zone on Spring Street.

4:23 pm A Baker Lane resident reported an on-going barking dog complaint. Officer Philip Powers responded and advised that the dog was constantly barking. The Animal Control Officer was notified.

4:06 pm A resident of Bridgeton Way called 911 to report that her dishwasher was smoking. Sgt. Michael Sutton responded to assist the Fire Department.

1:57 am A caller from Country Way reported that a vehicle's lights were flashing on and off. Officer Linda Higgins responded and checked the area with a negative find.

Personal Services 

The Hopkinton Fire Department will open their station to the public on October 5th for their Annual Open House. The event at Fire Headquarters will be from 11am to 2pm. Residents and children will have the opportunity to view demonstrations, learn about fire safety, and tour the station. Refreshments will be provided and Sparky the dog is expected to make an appearance.

The Open House provides an opportunity for firefighters to focus on the educational theme of Fire Prevention week. This year’s theme is “Help us sound the alarm that working smoke alarms save lives”. Did you know that many people don’t test their smoke alarms as often as they should? When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. You need working smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Test yours every month! ~HFD Selfie

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