Boy Scouts Christmas Tree Recycling

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The Boy Scouts Troop 4 of Hopkinton is having their annual Christmas Tree recycling again this year. It will take place on Saturday, January 5 and Saturday, January 12. Curbside pick-up will begin at 9AM.

$10 per tree - Attach cash or check (in Ziploc) to Tree
Checks should be payable to “BSA - Troop 4”
To schedule pickup at Click Here

Questions? Contact Pam Palleiko at 508-497-9556 or

New Center School Interim Principal Announced

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Interim Superintendent Dr. Hiersche announced today the appointment of Ms. Millie Katzman as Interim Principal for Center School. Ms. Katzman will begin work in Hopkinton in mid-January, and will work with departing principal, Dr. Chris Kennedy, to ensure a smooth and comfortable transition for staff and students.

Ice Safety Tips

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With the colder weather approaching, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) officials are urging outdoor enthusiasts to use caution on the ice. Walking, ice fishing or other activities on one of DCR's frozen ponds is a great way to get out and enjoy the fresh air during winter. For those participating in recreational activities on the ice, DCR officials urge common sense and ask that you follow these recommended safety tips from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA):

Cancer Care Items Needed for MLK Day of Giving Back

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In preparation for the Martin Luther King Day of Giving Back, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Grace United Methodist Church will be collecting items for 100 Cancer Care packages at their shared facilities at 61 Wood Street in Hopkinton. Collection hours are Tuesdays – Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, now through Thursday, January 17th.

Vets Breakfast Friday Jan 4

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Dear Vets and Friends:

The Senior Center mess hall will serve a special breakfast for Veterans on Friday, 4 January 2013, at or before 0900 hours. The menu is highlighted by chipped beef. For those on delicate diets, the beef is optional; there's lots of other good chow: eggs, bacon, hash, home fries, biscuits, and plenty of coffee. Invite your friends who don't receive this email.

Host Family for Swiss International Student Needed

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Program: Our international student program is thriving. We have thirteen students in well placed families this year and two first semester students are extending for the full year. We have three second semester students arriving in January. Two are already placed, however we need a family for a Swiss German 17 year old boy. Please consider this opportunity.

Support HHS: By hosting you'll also be contributing to our school and community. Tuition fees from international students help to support our language programs within the district.

Auditions for ESL Show Baby on January 2

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Enter Stage Left Theater will be hosting auditions for the musical Baby on January 2, 2013 at the HCA Farmhouse. Auditions are by appointment and can be scheduled by emailing Sandee Buckley at Those auditioning are asked to come with a 32 bar cut Musical Theater piece, copies of sheet music for both themselves and the accompanist, and headshots and resumes. Songs from the show preferred if interested in a major role.

December 2012 "Shoot" Photos and Top 5 Albums

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What happened in Hopkinton during the month of December? From Caroling on the Common, to the Middle School production of Macbeth and all of Dick Bartlett's fire and accident photos, pictures tell the story. Click Here for all of our photos featured on "The Shoot" on the front page of our website for the month of December. Enjoy!

Our top five viewed albums for the month of December are listed below:

HCAM News Top 5 for 2012

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As 2012 draws to end, we always like to look back at our top stories, both in print and in video, for the year. What were our viewers watching? Once again, for the second year in a row, our most popular video was the story about Paul Annunziata's 1975 Plymouth Duster which he donated to Jay Leno's garage. While watched locally for its first year in our top 5, the HCAM News video of Paul's story was incorporated into a video produced by Leno for his garage website, once again making it our most viewed video of the year with a total of 1,777 views on the HCAM website online.

HCAM News Top 5 for December 2012

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It's time for the top five HCAM News videos and stories for the month of December 2012!


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