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  • Charlotte Scarpa, 18 months, enthusiastically chased and pet goats and sheep at the Hopkinton State Fair yesterday with her parents Meghan and Chris Scarpa of New London. Yesterday was the first day of the fair, which runs until Monday.

(SUSAN DOUCET Monitor staff)

    Charlotte Scarpa, 18 months, enthusiastically chased and pet goats and sheep at the Hopkinton State Fair yesterday with her parents Meghan and Chris Scarpa of New London. Yesterday was the first day of the fair, which runs until Monday. (SUSAN DOUCET Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Zachary Arlen, 2 1/2, played in the sand at Beech Hill Farm in Hopkinton yesteray afternoon. Elizabeth Arlen, Zachary's mother, said that they come to the farm every few weeks. They were at the farm yesterday to play and enjoy an ice cream while Arlen's two older sons - who are 5 and 7 - were in school.

(SUSAN DOUCET Monitor staff)

    Zachary Arlen, 2 1/2, played in the sand at Beech Hill Farm in Hopkinton yesteray afternoon. Elizabeth Arlen, Zachary's mother, said that they come to the farm every few weeks. They were at the farm yesterday to play and enjoy an ice cream while Arlen's two older sons - who are 5 and 7 - were in school. (SUSAN DOUCET Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • An enterprising landowner has devised a unique plan to clean up the stonewalls around their pasture land: a goat crew. Along Route 3 in Pembroke two goats are in a temporary pen with a shelter and are left to eat all the vegetation around the stonewall. When the area cleares, they move the pen to the next patch.

    An enterprising landowner has devised a unique plan to clean up the stonewalls around their pasture land: a goat crew. Along Route 3 in Pembroke two goats are in a temporary pen with a shelter and are left to eat all the vegetation around the stonewall. When the area cleares, they move the pen to the next patch. Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Chris Evans, meat department manager at the Fort Eddy Road location (left), Travis Bennett, an apprentice meat cutter, and Rian Schofield, a meat cutter, were happy to be working yesterday. "We're ecstatic," Schofield said. Bennett said that it could be a few more days before meat is fully stocked, but was happy to return to work; he went two weeks without pay. "I'm paying for it now," he said, saying that he is trying to make his car payments.

(SUSAN DOUCET Monitor staff)

    Chris Evans, meat department manager at the Fort Eddy Road location (left), Travis Bennett, an apprentice meat cutter, and Rian Schofield, a meat cutter, were happy to be working yesterday. "We're ecstatic," Schofield said. Bennett said that it could be a few more days before meat is fully stocked, but was happy to return to work; he went two weeks without pay. "I'm paying for it now," he said, saying that he is trying to make his car payments. (SUSAN DOUCET Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Students, parents and teachers all gather outside Abbot-Downing Elementary in Concord Tuesday during the first day of school.

    Students, parents and teachers all gather outside Abbot-Downing Elementary in Concord Tuesday during the first day of school. Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • A customer arrives at Dimond Hill Farm on Tuesday.
(SUSAN DOUCET / Monitor staff)

    A customer arrives at Dimond Hill Farm on Tuesday. (SUSAN DOUCET / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

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