Historical Lecture: "The Story of Hopkinton: 1600-1776"

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Hopkinton's Chuck Joseph will present "The Story of Hopkinton: 1600 - 1776 as part of the 300th Anniversary historical lectures series on Wednesday, March 25 at 7PM at the Hopkinton Public Library.

The event is sponsored by the Hopkinton 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee, the Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library and the Hopkinton Center for the Arts.

Light refreshments will be served.

We hope to see you there!

HHS Athletics Adopts New Registration Program

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This spring we are introducing our new athletic registration program FamilyID. Parents and students will register for all sports using Family ID. Please visit the Athletic Department webpage on the Hopkinton Public School website. Here you will find the link to sign up for Family ID and register your child. Please register by March 13th

Please note a hard copy of your child’s current physical (within 13 months) must be on file in the Athletic Trainers Office not with the nurse.

New England Truck Driver Expo attracts Top Trucking Companies in the Region

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The New England Truck Driver Expo is filling a critical need for local transportation and trucking companies in New England. This event, billed as “the premier career and industry event for CDL drivers,” is bringing together the area’s top transportation and trucking companies and connecting them to a qualified pool of truck drivers.

80 Years of Service

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Jean Scarlata, who retired this past fall, was on hand as the Selectman honored, Louie Mongiat, who retired after 46 years of service to the town. Louie started with the Highway Department in 1968. He moved over to the water department and also was on call for emergencies for the sewer department. Louie also worked many years as an on call Fire Fighter. He truly embodied the spirit of helping out any and all departments and any citizen he encountered. He was a member of the Marathon Committee and was a prominent figure involved in the painting of the starting line each year.

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Video Segment: Snow Removal Update

In the month of February we have seen a blizzard, 2 massive snow storms dropping nearly a foot of snow and 4 straight weekends with a significant snowstorm. The snow has caused mayhem in the Boston area and repeatedly closed schools and businesses across the state. DPW or roadway departments and cleanup crews have been working nonstop throughout New England over the last few weeks. Recently DPW Director of Hopkinton, John Westerling gave HCAM news an update on the current status of snow cleanup in Hopkinton.

Westerling mentioned during a typical snowstorm 45 pieces of equipment are used which includes DPW equipment and private contractors. Due to the record snowfall, DPW workers and independent contractors through the recent days have worked through the night to clear sidewalks, push snow off of streets, clean up public parking lots and eliminate dangerous snow mounds. Throughout the last few nights a full compliment of equipment has been out to remove snow from the downtown area, schools, fire and police parking lots and other public parking areas.

John also mentioned that due to the record amount of snowfall extra money had to be spent on snow removal; "town meeting last year, appropriated $350,000 for snow and ice removal and we exceeded that." In accordance with Mass general laws, the DPW received permission to overspend the appropriated budget on snow and ice removal. "I would say that the difficult part has been the continuous effort" Blizzard Juno dropped 31 inches of snow and the following weekend 16 more inches of snow fell followed by a couple smaller storms. Westerling emphasized the most difficult part has been keeping up with the snow due to the continuous storms that have occurred. "it's just compound the effort and makes you go back to square one with snow plowing, treating the roads, widening intersections, widening roads, removing the snow." Westerling did not know the exact amount that has been spent on snowfall removal so far due to incoming invoices from independent contractors.

Westerling praised the hard work the DPW and cleanup crews have put in throughout the record setting snowfall; "Hopkinton is blessed with a dedicated and committed crew at the department of public works, the highway, water and sewer departments, those gentlemen have been working long hours and are dedicated to providing the best service to the community making the roads safe, navigable and just doing the best they can for the community."

For more information watch the video

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Video Segment: Latest Happening in Town

After 34 years in business the Golden Spoon located at 85 West Main street will have their last day Sunday, March 1st. a Starbucks, Unibank and stores have been proposed for the area, the existing structure will be demolished to make more room for roadways.

Part owner of Colella's Supermarket at 61 Main Street Dale Danahy reportedly announced that despite the grocery store portion closing soon, the liquor store portion will remain open. The supermarket will be closing in the near future, the date has not yet been announced. No date has been determined to how long the liquor store will stay open after the grocery portion closes or what the future of the property is. The Grocery portion is expected to close within the next few weeks.

Town officials from Ashland and Hopkinton are holding public meetings in both towns to get public input on a possible merger between fire deparments. The merger would essentially create one big fire department for both Hopkinton and Ashland. HCAM News will continue to update you on the plan as it moves forward.

Tuesday March 3rd at 7pm is the special town meeting at the Hopkinton Middle School auditorioum to discuss if the town should purchase land at 203 Pond Street, The special election will be Tuesday March 10th, 2015. The Special Town meeting will air live on HCAM.

Point of Order Returns LIVE Tomorrow, 2/27 at 12:30 p.m.

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Tomorrow, February 27th, at 12:30 p.m., town manager Norman Khumalo and Operations Assistant to the Town Manager Jamie Hellen will appear with town moderator Bruce Karlin on Point of Order. This episode will be a follow-up on the 203 Pond St issue, and provide voters with valuable information ahead of the March 3rd town meeting and March 10th.

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Video Segment: Hopkinton Hillers Sports Update

Hopkinton Hillers Hockey:
Wed Feb 11th – Win Over Littleton 2-1
Mon Feb 16th – Tie With Milford 3-3
Wed Feb 18th – Win Over Northbridge 5-3
Final Season Record – 8-9-3
(19 Points) (1 point short of Post Season)

Girls Basketball:
Friday Feb 13th
Hillers defeat Norton 69-52 (Holly Adams – 23 Points, 14 Rebounds)

Monday Feb 16th – Win VS Hampshire 58-42
Tuesday Feb 17th – Loss VS Foxborough 61-38
Thursday Feb 19th - Loss VS Medway 62-52
Girls Basketball Finishes Season 9-11

Boys Swim and Dive Divisionals:
1 Meter Dive - Reece Donahue – 3rd
100 Yard Butterfly – Andrew Madigan – 17th
100 Yard Backstroke – Andrew Madigan – 10th

Girls Division 1 Finals:
1 Meter Diving
Mattie Stauss – 3rd
Alyssa Anneberg – 5th
Renee Salois – 6th
Girls 200 Yard Freestyle Relay – 9/34
Overall Rank – 9/38

Indoor Track Divisionals:
Girls 4x800 meter Relay – Hopkinton 1st/17
Mary-Paule Monks, Shelby Aarden, Isabelle Giordano, Lauren Hazzard

Boys 55 Meter Dash – Michael Cuthbert 5/18
1 Mile Run – Evan Park 6/18

Indoor Track Divisionals:
Hiller Girls Rank – 5/24
Hiller Boys – 18/26

Wrestling Divisionals:
(Place Winners)
Ryan Mastroianni – 2nd (106 Lbs)
Ethan Poovakad 4th (113 Lbs)
Colin Shea 4th (120 Lbs)
Adam Correia 3rd (126 Lbs)
Sam Esfahani 3rd (132 Lbs)

Wrestling Divisionals:
(Place Winners)
Lukas Kaminski 2nd (138 Lbs)
Daniel Murphy 5th (145 Lbs)
Zach Herlihy 1st (152 Lbs)
Chris Zarba 3rd (160 Lbs)
Wyat Beach 3rd (182 Lbs)
Conrad Lavoie 1st (220 Lbs)
Josh Sokol 1st (285 Lbs)

Hopkinton’s Josh Sokol won Division 2 State Championship in 285 LB
Hillers finished 14th overall in Division 2

Hillers Boys Basketball:
2/11 - Hopkinton beat Medfield in Overtime 77-72 (Matt Locke 21 Points)
2/13 – Norton beat Hopkinton 56-35
2/17 – Hopkinton beat Medway 69-57
Finishes Regular Season 11-9 (Clinched 5th Seed in Division 2 Central Bracket)

Golden Pond Invites You to its Free March Events

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Golden Pond will host a lecture series on chronic pain self-management on March 2, 9, 16, 23 and on April 6 from 9:00-11:30 AM. The series will focus on practical ways to deal with pain, fatigue and stress. The series is presented by The Healthy Living Center for Excellence with Bay Path Elder Services. Pre-registration required.

An Open House will be held on Wednesday, March 11 from 6:00-8:00 PM. Learn about the independent and assisted living options available at Golden Pond. Wine and cheese will be served.

Expect Your Teen to Strive for Excellence

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Sometimes teens rush from chore to chore or project to project. Their goal is to finish a task. That's great, but it's important for your teen to do his best, too.
Help your teen learn to take pride in what he has done. If he prepares a meal, make sure you say, "It's good to enjoy what you made, isn't it?"

If your teen shows his creativity in a way that can be displayed, take the opportunity to display it. If possible, frame his art and hang it where everyone can enjoy it.

Let your teen see that you also stop to enjoy your own successes.


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