Hopkinton Fire Chief Ken Clark to Retire

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Hopkinton Fire Chief Ken Clark will retire after 2015. Chief Clark has served in the Hopkinton Fire Department for over 44 years. Clark started as an on call firefighter when he was 15.

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Video: Hillers Softball Finishes Undefeated in TVL, Highlights 5/26 and 5/28

The Hopkinton Hillers softball team won their final 2 regular season games to capture the TVL title! The Hopkinton Hillers finished 19 and 1 overall and became the first Softball team in recent history to run the table in the TVL, finishing undefeated at 18 and 0!

Senior night took place on Tuesday May 26th and the Hillers took down Holliston 13-1.
Bot 1st - Lizzy Kelley reaches on error, Cooprider scores (1-0), Kayla Sullivan Single drives in Kelley (2-0), Juliet Hulme 2 RBI Single drives in Sullivan and Welzel. (4-0 Hillers)

Bot 2nd - Renee Cooprider RBI Single drives in Engstrom (5-0), Lizzy Kelley RBI Single drives in Cooprider (6-0 Hillers).

Bot 3rd - Juliet Hulme Sacrifice Fly Out drives in Welzel (7-0), Nikki Comeau Sacrifice Ground Out scores Bogan (8-0 Hillers)

Top 4th - Caroline Werner RBI Double drives in Heather Ledger (8-1 Hillers)

Bot 4th - Kate Welzel 2 RBI Double scores Cooprider and Kelley (10-1), Jenna Bogan RBI Single scores Sullivan (11-1), Juliet Hulme RBI Single scores Welzel (12-1) Hillers

Bot 5th - Hanna Engstrom scores on Error, Mercy Called (13-1 Hillers)

Hopkinton Pitching: Juliet Hulme – No Earned Runs, 7 K’s

Hop: Juliet Hulme: 2-2, 4 RBI's, SAC,
Hop: Kate Welzel: 3-3, 2 RBI’s, 3 Runs
Hop: Renee Cooprider 2-3, BB, 3 Runs, RBI

The final game took place on Thursday May 28th and featured a showdown between Dennis Baker Sr. and the defending state champion Bellingham Blackhawks vs his son Dennis Baker Jr. and the Hopkinton Hillers. The Hillers took a great pitchers dual between Zoe Haley and Juliet Hulme 3-1.

Top 1st - Julianna Kilduff hits solo HR (1-0 Bellingham)
Bot 3rd - Lizzy Kelley RBI Double drives in Whittles (1-1), Kayla Sullivan RBI Single scores Kelley (2-1 Hillers)
Bot 6th - Renee Cooprider RBI Single scores Jenna Bogan (3-1 Hillers)

Hopkinton Pitching: Juliet Hulme – Goes Complete game, striking out 14, giving up 1 Run on 2 Hits

Hop: Kayla Sullivan 2-3, RBI
Hop: Lizzy Kelley 1-3, RBI, R, 2B
Bell: Julianne Kilduff 2-3, HR

Watch video for highlights and post game reaction from TVL MVP Kayla Sullivan, Pitcher of the Year Juliet Hulme and Head Coach Dennis Baker J.R.

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Water Flow Tests may create discolored Water

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Please be advised the Liberty Mutual will be conducting a required fire flow test on Saturday May 30th . You may notice some discoloration in the water following the test. Please check your water before using it and you may need to flush your line to clear your pipes.

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Public Announcement: Town Hall

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To all Residents and Visitors:

Please note that caution tape will be installed in front of Town Hall to cordon off an area as a precautionary public safety measure. A piece of slate roof tile was found to have dislodged or broke this week and came down between the building and the landscaped area. As a precaution, the Town
will cordon off an area in front of Town Hall for the time being.

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Video: HCAM News Focus Memorial Day 2015

On Memorial Day 2015, ceremonies took place at memorial locations and the town common in Hopkinton. Ceremonies occurred at the Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville followed by the King Flag Pole, St. John's Cemetery and Soldiers Mound at Mount Auburn Cemetery on Mayhew Street. The events featured a salute to the flag, Placing of Wreaths by the American Legion and Scouts, readings of the "Gettysburg Address" and a Gun Salute followed by the playing of Taps. After honoring veterans at the memorial locations in Hopkinton, the American Legion led the march to the town common for speeches by Selectmen John Coutinho and Ben Palleiko, Patriotic songs performed by the Hopkinton High School Band, a gun salute and raising of the flag.

In-front of a jam packed town common, Selectmen John Coutinho described the annual ceremonies on Memorial Day in Hopkinton; "this is Hopkinton, this is the spirit of the fabric of our town and our country." Selectmen Chair Ben Palleiko spoke of the importance of remembering the principals those who have sacrificed in armed forces fought for; "most of us will only briefly past through history and will leave little mark, those covered today by American flags made our history, the story of our nation is genuinely written with their blood, we owe them more. Our obligation is to take this nation forward from where they left it, to remain true to the principals they fought for and strive to do our part to make this a country that we continue to be proud of."

To see highlights from throughout the Ceremonies watch the video below!

Touch-a-Truck and Food Festival Taking Place May 31

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Join Us for the 4th Annual Touch-a-Truck and Food Festival on Sunday, May 31 from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM in the Hopkinton High School parking lot. Tickets may be purchased at the event or ahead of time at the Library or at the HPLF website.

Your little ones can touch and climb on trucks, and you can enjoy some great eats!

Roaming Railroad will be there for the whole family to take a ride on a train! Have the kids get their face painted by Joelle Crosby, and see what else we have in store!

Mission Retreats at Fatima Shrine

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The Xaverian Missionaries at Fatima Shrine in Holliston are offering day retreats each month on themes for the celebration of Consecrated Life, called by Pope Francis as well as celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mission Document from Vatican II Ad Gentes. These retreats will take place at the Shrine on the Second Sunday of each month. Come to share the many Mission Stories of faith and service.

The next retreat will be Sunday, June 14, with the first reflection given during the 11:00 AM Mass.

Fatima Day at the Shrine in Holliston

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On Saturday June 13th, the Xaverian Missionaries will hold the traditional Fatima Day celebration in honor of Our Lady. It is going to be our second Fatima Day 2015. This year’s theme is on Our Blessed Mother Mary in the writings of St. Guido M. Conforti, founder of the Xaverian Missionaries. Sing-along at 6:30 PM. Mass at 7:00 PM. At 8:00 PM, Rosary and Candlelight procession followed by refreshments served in the Shrine’s Hall. The main celebrant and homilist will be Fr. Francis Signorelli, sx. Fr. Francis served for many years in the Amazon region of Northern Brazil.

HHS Principal's Message to Jr. Parents

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Dear Parents of Juniors

I came across this article in the New York Times earlier this spring as our juniors were right in the middle of their Junior Guidance Seminars. The messages within it have stuck with me since, and I wanted to share it with you all in the hopes you might find it meaningful as you begin this year of post-secondary preparation and planning.

Weather Trends in Hopkinton: May 16th-23rd

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According to the DPW weather station, the highest temperature reached in Hopkinton last week was 89.8 degrees, the lowest was 39.4. Average temperature last week in Hopkinton was 60.6 degrees. Humidity was at an average of 62.2%, the peak was 96% while the lowest was 20%. Wind Speed averaged 2 MPH, while reaching a high of 12 MPH. 0.28 inches of Precipitation fell last week in Hopkinton. You can see all the averages for Hopkinton below and be on the lookout for future weather updates in Hopkinton.


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