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Senator Spilka, Rep. Roy and Senator Warren Tour EMC’s Franklin Manufacturing Plant

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State Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland), State Representative Jeff Roy (D-Franklin) and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren toured the EMC Corporation manufacturing plant in Franklin this afternoon. The legislators met with executives to discuss EMC’s latest innovations in data storage and security, followed by a tour of the plant. Senator Warren then addressed employees in a town hall style discussion.

Chief of Police Job Posting Set for September 23

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The Police Chief Search Committee, appointed by the Board of Selectmen, has been meeting to
move forward the recruitment and selection of a Police Chief, to replace Chief Flannery who
retired on June 30, 2013.

“This is a critical hire for the Community and the Committee will be thorough in conducting a very
careful, thoughtful, and deliberate process, to ensure the right candidate(s) for the Office of Chief
of Police is presented to the Board of Selectmen,” says Bob Levenson, Chair of the Search
Committee.

HHS Principal Mike Cournoyer on Leave of Absence

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According to an article posted on the MetroWest Daily News website this morning, Hopkinton High School Principal Mike Cournoyer is on leave of absence effective Thursday, September 19. In answer to an email inquiry by HCAM News, School Committee Chairman Nancy Burdick confirmed that Cournoyer is on leave and that Assistant Principal Evan Bishop is "filling in for the time being."

Representative Dykema Calls for Increased Funding to Cities and Towns for Water Infrastructure

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Representative Carolyn Dykema testified before the Joint Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture yesterday calling for more funding to be allocated to cities and towns for water infrastructure investment. The hearing was focused on the Environment Bond Bill which is a five-year blueprint for investing in environmental assets across the Commonwealth.

Youth Services: Understanding Loss and Coping with Grief Resources

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To assist you in helping to cope with the recent tragedy in Hopkinton, here are some resources to support your child through grief and loss. The entire Town of Hopkinton offers our deepest sympathy to the Family. Hopkinton Youth Services will work with the Hopkinton Public Schools to support any child or family in need.

Click Here for Developmental Understanding of Death Handout for parents or see attachment.

Police Update: Bicyclist Deceased

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On Wednesday September 18, 2013 at approximately 4:47 PM, Hopkinton Police responded to a serious motor vehicle accident on Hayden Rowe St., Route 85. The accident involved a motor vehicle and a teenage bicyclist. The bicyclist was transported to Milford Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

The 13 year old victim has been identified as Shayne Desroches of Hopkinton.

No charges have been filed against the 16 year old female operator.

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Superintendent MacLeod Seeks Input at Chamber of Commerce Event

Critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity, the four core competencies of 21st century learning, provided the starting point for an interactive discussion between Superintendent Dr. Cathy MacLeod and attendees at the "Meet and Greet" event hosted by the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, September 17, 2013.

After an introduction by Chamber Executive Director Tim Kilduff that set the stage for the issues that MacLeod had signed on for in the coming year, MacLeod talked about her background, her love of learning and the importance of the classroom teacher. But it was the question of what had changed most in the last 25 years that sparked an exchange of ideas and provided the basis for a very interesting discussion that lasted for the remainder of the meeting.

Watch the HCAM News coverage of the meeting to hear more!

Dykema applauds Governor for signing legislation to move 17 year olds into juvenile justice system

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Representative Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) applauds Governor Deval Patrick for signing into law bipartisan legislation increasing the age of juvenile jurisdiction from the 17th birthday to the 18th birthday as it stands in 38 other states.

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Hopkinton Public Library Readies for Peace Day 2013

In 2001, the United Nations established September 21st as a global day of peace due in part to the efforts of the organization Peace One Day. Inspired by the organization's dedication towards fostering global unity, Hopkinton residents Robin Batchelder and Donna Blackstone helped establish a town-wide Peace Day celebration in 2011. And as a way to launch this year's celebration, patrons at the library were asked to help make a chain of 1,000 origami cranes, a tradition that started as a way to honor a young Japanese girl stricken with leukemia shortly after the bombing of Hiroshima. The chain created at the library will be donated to a still to be determined organization as a symbol of peace.

The Peace Day celebration continues Friday, September 20th at 7pm at the library and will feature music by Hopkinton singer and songwriter Amanda Maffei as well as a screening of the Peace One Day film, "The Day After Peace".


Sept. 20, 7- 8:30: Get inspired with music, poetry reading a documentary! Featuring local singer and song writer Amanda Maffei.

"Peace Day" is a day for individuals everywhere to become involved in the peace process as well as a day that provides a window of opportunity for aid agencies to carry out lifesaving work.

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Hopkinton's Women's Club Holds First Meeting

Since its inception 93 years ago, The Hopkinton Women's Club has strived to provide community service and enrichment in the town. Each year, the club hosts several events including a luncheon to recognize the achievements of high school students, a candidate forum prior to town election, as well as other community outreach programs including one last year with the Fire Department about emergency preparedness.

At their first meeting of the fall on September 16th, the members discussed ideas for this upcoming season as well as welcomed in two new members. Women's Club Membership Chair Nancy Clark says that the organization is always looking for new members and encourages anyone interested to join.

For more information visit the Women's Club website.

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