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Hopkinton Named One of the Safest Towns in Massachusetts

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An organization called Safewise, who works to increase home and community safety released the "Top 20 Safest Cities in Massachusetts for 2016" list and Hopkinton is ranked towards the top of the list.

Trash Pickup is OFF for February 5, 2016

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Trash and recyclables collection is suspended by EL Harvey for the rest of today, Friday, February 5th. EL Harvey will collect the remainder of Friday's trash and recyclables on Saturday, February 6th in addition to the normal Saturday collection.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
John K. Westerling
Director of Public Works

Coloring for Grown-Ups

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You're never too old to break out the art supplies! Whether you're an experienced colorist or just interested in seeing what's so popular about the new big thing, join us at the Hopkinton Public Library at 65 South Street for a drop-in evening of relaxing coloring! Colored pencils, markers, and pictures to color will be provided - or bring your own materials if you prefer. The event takes place on Wednesday, February 24 with drop-in starting at 6:30 PM. Open to high schoolers and adults.

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Video: Meet the Elmwood Principal Candidates

The School Committee narrowed down the search to fill the Principal position at Elmwood school to two candidates. Former Principal David Ljungberg left to take a position in the School administration central office in September. The two candidates include the current Interim Principal, Anne M. Carver and Kathleen Gerber, who is currently working in the Franklin school system.

Anne M. Carver started teaching straight out of college and taught in Worcester 26 years before coming to Elmwood. Carver taught Kindergarten though 2nd grade in Worcester. "As I finished my career in teaching, I had been encouraged to take on some leadership roles in the school." Carver served as the Assistant Principal for 2 years at Elmwood under David Ljungberg until taking over as Interim Principal this past September. At the candidates Q&A with the public, a couple parents of students referenced Carver taking over as Principal as "a seamless transition" and complimented her professionalism addressing situations with students.

Kathleen Gerber has taught in multiple states throughout her 27 year career including; Maryland, Texas, Arkansas and Massachusetts. Gerber has been with the Franklin school system for the last several years. Gerber began her career in Franklin as a Speech Language Pathologist and has been the Assistant Principal for the past 3 years. "The Elmwood job was appealing to me because it was a 2-3 building, I love 2nd and 3rd grade curriculum." Gerber also mentioned that much of the school improvement plan is very appealing to her; "the response to intervention process speaks near and dear to my heart, how do we differentiate instruction to make children successful. Also I've been working with writing trajectories and being able to talk about essential questions and that seems to align with your school improvement plan."

Hear much more from the candidates in the video below.

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Hopkinton High School TV Website is up!

Hopkinton High School now has their own TV club. One of their projects is producing a bi-weekly 5-6 minute newscast filling the community and student body in with what is happening around the High School. You can view the newscasts and extended versions of the news segments at www.hcam.tv/hhstv.

Below, check out the 1st HHS TV newscast that will be played to the student body and on HCAM-ED.

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Nic Canal and Josh Sokol Sign National Letters of Intent to Play Football

Two multi-sport Hopkinton Hillers signed National Letters of intent to play in college, Nic Canal who plays football and basketball, signed a National letter of intent to play division 1 football in the Ivy League at Cornell University out of Ithaca, New York. 2015 State wrestling champ and football player Josh Sokol, signed up to play football at Sacred Heart University, a Division 1 school out of Fairfield, CT in the Northeast Conference.

Check out interviews with the Division 1 bound athletes below and see photos of the signing here!

Hopkinton Public Library Foundation Chosen by Staples Associate to Receive $1,000 Grant

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Hopkinton Public Library Foundation (HPLF) has been awarded $1,000 by Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc., under a program that lets Staples associates direct donations.

Hopkinton resident and Staples associate, Dianne Keohane, nominated HPLF for the grant.
“My family is contributing to the library expansion and renovation through 1000 Homes for Hopkinton Library. I am thankful that Staples is also contributing through 2 Million & Change to a cause that is such an integral part of our community,” she said.

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Video: HCAM News 1-29-2016

On this edition of HCAM News, we have more from the Hopkinton Youth Commission Martin Luther King activities, HCAM news went over to crossfit resilience to check out the lose it for the library program, we will get you up to date with Hillers sports and we have part 2 of our interview with Town Manager Norman Khumalo but first Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito was in town as Hopkinton became the 115th community to join the Community Compact Agreement.

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Video: Hopkinton High School Video Club Produces First Newscast

A TV club was started at Hopkinton High School this year. The club is ran by HCAM Station Manager Jim Cozzens. One of the projects the TV club is taking part in, is a 5 minute high school news broadcast that will be shown on Thursdays every other week. The students get the opportunity to anchor, run teleprompter as well as cameras and lighting.

Students; Matt Bird, Will Pawela, Declan Curry and Chris Pomeroy helped produce the first newscast. Check out highlights and interviews in the video below.

HHS TV will soon have a website available you can find all their videos on through HCAM.

All Invited to St. Paul’s Ash Wednesday Service February 10

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will mark the beginning of the Lenten Season with a special Ash Wednesday service. On February 10 at 7:00 p.m. there will be the Imposition of Ashes (a sign of our mortality) and Holy Eucharist (a sign of Christ’s presence). All are welcome. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 61 Wood Street (Rte. 135) in Hopkinton. The mission of the church is to minister unconditionally to all in the name of Christ through shared worship, teaching, healing, and service.

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