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HCA Receives $7,500 Grant from the Foundation for MetroWest

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The Hopkinton Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that it has received a $7,500 grant from the Foundation for MetroWest. The grant will fund after-school visual arts and music/theater programs for adolescents, and acting classes and art and lecture workshop series for seniors.

“We are delighted to be the recipient of this grant and thank the Foundation for MetroWest for their generosity,” said Kelly Grill, executive director of the HCA. “With this grant we are excited to be able to offer programs to two under served groups: seniors and adolescents.”

Moment of Silence for Newtown

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Dear Hopkinton Residents & Town Employees:

I am forwarding a message from Governor Patrick regarding a planned moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow morning (12/21/2012) to remember the twenty-six lives that were lost last week in the unthinkable tragedy that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.

Please join the rest of our nation in this moment of silence in memory of the victims, their families and friends and their community.

Sincerely,

Benjamin L. Palleiko, Chairman
Hopkinton Board of Selectmen

Hiller Hockey - Holliston 3, Hopkinton 1

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The Hillers took on cross town rival Holliston yesterday at Navin arena., Despite out shooting the Panthers 27-11, the Hillers came up on the short ended losing 3-1. Freshman Nikolai Saporoschetz scored his first Varisty goal from Matt Decina and Jordan Carroll on the power play. That was Carroll's 6th assist in 3 games. Nikolai almost had his second goal, but a quick whistle by the referee negated another power play goal. Hopkinton takes on Westwood Saturday night in Canton.

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Chamber of Commerce Presents Distinguished Service Awards

The Chamber of Commerce presented former selectmen Mary Pratt and Ron Clark and Reverend Dick Germaine with Distinguished Service Awards at their Annual Holiday Party on Thursday, December 13 at the Hopkinton Country Club. Watch the HCAM News video for highlights of the night's activities and watch as Clark, Germaine and Pratt are recognized for their long time contributions to Hopkinton.

Only 37 Trees Left - Get Yours Now!

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Hopkinton's Boy Scout Troop 1 has been selling Christmas trees at Colella's Supermarket since Thanksgiving weekend and will continue until supplies run out. At last count there were only 37 trees left. We may sell out before Saturday, so if you were planning to buy one, please don't delay.

The trees are the fragrant traditional New England Balsam Fir (up to 11 ft.) and the dark green, low-shedding, sturdy-branched Fraser Fir (up to 12 ft.). We accept payment for trees by cash or personal check only, no credit cards. There is a ATM machine at Colella's if needed.

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Hopkinton Vs. Medfield; Boys and Girls Basketball Highlights

In another double header on Tuesday, December 18, the Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball teams took on Medfield at home. The Boys beat Medfield with a final score of 69 to 49, but the Hiller Girls did not fare as well, losing to Medfield 58 to 23. Watch the HCAM News video below for highlights of both games.

From the Water Department: Please Clean Up Pet Waste

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The town municipal well fields offer a number of great walking trails at Fruit Street and Charles McIntyre Lane, off Lake Whitewall. However we have noticed an increase in the amount of pet waste that is being left behind in the direct recharge area of the wells. This waste poses a potential risk of contamination of the water supply. We ask that anyone who is walking their dog in the vicinity of the wells, to please pick up after their pet to ensure the safety of our drinking water supply.

We thank you for your cooperation in this important matter.

HHS announces Interim Assistant Principal

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Dear Parents and Students,

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jacob Santamaria as the Interim Assistant Principal of Hopkinton High School, effective January 2, 2013.

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HCAM Insider: Week of 12/17/12

Watch our latest HCAM Insider to find out what's playing on HCAM this week! From high school sports, to new episodes of one of our many series, the Insider keeps you up to date.

On Monday, December 17 at 7:00 PM, Wake Up and Smell the Poetry will air a brand new episode. During this filmed episode of our live November program, singer/songwriter Craig Sonnenfeld performs his original songs for the audience.

Later, at 9:00, Manager’s Corner will air a new episode with guest Debbie Hilton-Creek, the new Town Hall Human Resources manager, to discuss her role in Hopkinton.

At 10:00 PM on HCAM-ED, Friday’s Ice Hockey game against Bellingham will air.

On Tuesday, December 18, the Boys and Girls Basketball teams play against Medfield. The games will first be broadcast live from the gym at Hopkinton High School. The Boys’ game will then be played back at 10:00 PM on HCAM-ED, and the Girls’ game will play back at 10:30 on HCAM-TV.

On Wednesday, December 19 at 7:00 PM, a brand new episode of The HOP Seat will air with Town Clerk Ann Click. Ann Click will go live on the air to answer any questions you may have. If you would like to send in a question during the program, you can call our studio at 435-7887, or you can submit a question to www.hcam.tv/hop.

At 8:00 PM, All About Hopkinton will air with guest host Kathleen Culler and guests Laura Davis, owner of , and Beth Mezitt, President of the Friends of the Hopkinton Library. Laura Davis and Beth Mezitt will discuss the farm, the library, and the donation made by Long Life Farm to an upcoming raffle to benefit the library.

On Thursday, December 20, Veterans Remember returns with this new episode. US Marine Corp veteran Jack Cahill, son of veteran John Cahill, sits down with host Dick Gooding to discuss his time in the service and his experiences in Vietnam.

At 10:00 PM, the playback of the Hillers Ice Hockey team vs. Holliston will air on HCAM-ED, and the Swim meet against Dover-Sherborn will air on HCAM-TV at 10:30.

On Friday, December 21, the girls basketball team plays against Norton in a live HCAM-TV broadcast, and the game will play back at 10:00 PM on HCAM-ED.

You can sign up for the email edition of the Insider at any time to receive it in your inbox every Friday afternoon. If you receive it already, please send it to someone you know. Thanks for watching HCAM!

Citizens Connect Smartphone App Expands Across the State

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The Patrick-Murray Administration and the City of Boston today launched the Commonwealth Connect smart phone application –based on the Citizens Connect app developed for use in the City of Boston by Mayor Menino’s Office of New Urban Mechanics. The expanded App allows residents to report quality of life problems, such as graffiti and potholes, directly to the appropriate local government for resolution.

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