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HCAM Open House - 11/1/14

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As we celebrate our first decade in existence, we have renovated and expanded our facilities. Separating the studio control room has created additional studio space and allows for multiple uses at the same time. HCAM also began the transition from standard definition to high definition television.

Hopkinton Drama Students Plan Halloween Fun Fest

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Hopkinton High School’s drama students are planning a special Halloween event for the youngest members of the community.

The “Halloween Fun Fest” will take place on Saturday, October 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hopkinton High School atrium and auditorium. The fun will feature games, activities, treats and entertainment by students dressed in non-scary costumes.

Children 8 and under are invited to dress up and join the fun.

Give Blood with the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce

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The Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Golden Pond and the MetroWest Medical Center to give back to the community by hosting a blood drive. All blood collected is kept local, used by patients at Framingham Union, Leonard Morse and Saint Vincent Hospital. Your donation is truly benefiting your MetroWest community.

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Video Segment: 2 Retiring Town Employees Honored and Plow Concerns Discussed

At the board of Selectmen meeting Tuesday October 7th, A few residents expressed concern after receiving letters that their streets will not be plowed this winter due to a dispute with the construction company responsible for road maintenance; however Director of Public Works John Westerling had good news that will help all sleep better at night as he stated all roadways will be plowed. "We met with the developer and the developers contractor and we agreed on the work that had to be done, he agreed to mobilize his forces to do all the necessary work in accordance with the punch-list and to be able to have the DPW plow your street this winter."

After 33 years on the job, Jean Scarlata retired from the Hopkinton water & Sewer department. Water and Sewer Superintendent Eric Carty had nothing but good things to say when tribute was paid to Jean’s service at the Board of selectmen meeting. "You will not find a person in town that is more friendly and more willing to help than Jean." The selectmen awarded Jean Scarlata a certificate to recognize her 33 years of service to the Hopkinton Community.

Sergeant of the Hopkinton Police Department Michael Sutton was also honored at the Board of Selectmen meeting as he will be retiring after 24 years of service. Although working with Sergeant Sutton only a short time, Chief Edward Lee had a lot of great things to say about the retiring Sergeant. "This is a huge loss to the Hopkinton Police Department" "When people describe him they use words like honor, integrity, he is a very disciplined person and great leader." "I've only known him for 6 months but he is one of the best Cops I've worked with." Sutton stated: "It's been a pleasure to work with the people in the town of Hopkinton and work with the Men and Women of this Police Department." The selectmen awarded Michael Sutton a certificate to recognize his 24 years of service to the Hopkinton Community.

Stage 3250 Returns November 19th

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Stage 3250 Returns to HCAM in November

Is STEM Always the Best Career Path?
Is Leadership a Teachable Skill?

On November 19th, join Andy Ritz as he discusses the eternal struggle of the college-bound Millennial - do what you love, or do what will make you money? He'll talk about which path he chose, and how he came to that decision.

Then, Evren Gunduz takes Stage 3250 to talk about creating the next generation of leaders. He'll tell you how he's doing it - and why it needs to happen now.

Fatima Shrine Event - November 8th

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On Saturday November 8th, you are all invited to COME AND JOIN US, as we celebrate our Founder: ST. GUIDO M. CONFORTI. The theme for this celebration is: “ST. GUIDO M. CONFORTI his Life, Mission and Consecration: all the followers of Christ are missionaries”. The presenter will be Fr. Paul Frechette, SM a member of the Society of Mary (Marists). At present he is the formation director for his community in Boston. The evening program will begin with the celebration of the Mass at 5:15pm followed by Pizza and the presentation. No charge and no reservations, all are welcome.

Hopkinton Parks & Recreation Commission Vacancy Announcement

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The Board of Selectmen voted at its October 21, 2014 meeting to accept the resignation of a member of the Parks & Recreation Commission and is currently seeking candidates for this position.

A joint meeting, consisting of the remaining members of the Hopkinton Parks & Recreation Commission and the members of the Board of Selectmen, will convene and vote at a later date to appoint one individual to temporarily fill the seat until the next Annual Town Election in May of 2015.

Vets Breakfast November 7 at Senior Center

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Enjoy breakfast at the Senior Center Mess Hall featuring chipped beef and other great chow on Friday, 7 November 2014, at or about 0900 hours. The regulars are there early, so don't be late. Be prepared for the camaraderie of good friends. Please invite Vets who don't receive this message. If there are transportation difficulties, call Amy Beck by 5 November 2014, 508 497-9730.

Hopkinton to Honor Its Military Veterans

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Veterans’ Appreciation Dinner November 11, 2014

Dr. Cathy MacLeod and Police Chief Edward Lee answered questions regarding Bus Driver accused of OUI

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59 Year Old, Robert Murphy of Ashland, Massachusetts was arrested Saturday Night (October 18th, 2014) and accused of drinking and driving a school bus with 25 members of the Hopkinton High School cross country team on board while on the way back from the Barnstable Fairgrounds in Falmouth, MA. Murphy had been accused of DUI twice prior to the incident, the state CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) check conducted did not include Murphy's prior offenses since they took place prior to the five year period the CORI check was conducted.

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