Hopkinton Residents Start A "NO CVS in Hopkinton" Facebook Page

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After it was revealed that a CVS Pharmacy would be vacating the available space in the former Colella's building, a number of Hopkinton residents expressed outrage by joining a Facebook group called "NO CVS in Hopkinton". The group already has over 430 followers and is plastered with photos and posts expressing disapproval in a CVS pharmacy coming to town.

Hopkinton 300th Anniversary House & Garden Tour June 14th 11am-5pm

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In celebration of Hopkinton's 300th Anniversary the Hopkinton Garden Club, the Hopkinton Woman's Club and the Hopkinton Historical Society have joined together for the first time to organize an exciting community event - "Hopkinton 300th House and Garden Tour"!

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Video: Hopkinton Police receive training in working with Autistic People

Members of the Hopkinton Police Department received training from Sergeant Ryan Roettger of the Southbridge Police Department in working with people with autism or individuals with special needs. Sergeant Roettger mentioned to the class that a large portion of his experience comes from the fact that he has a 6 year old daughter who suffers from severe disabilities. Roettger informed the class on what to be aware of, he mentioned that the number one cause of death among autistic people is drowning; "if there is a wandering child or adult that is missing, that would be the first primary focus."

The class talked about proper ways of restraining, properly blocking the child or adult so they don't run into traffic and what signs to look for. "Arrest is the last option here, there is a lot of other options besides arrest" Roettger mentioned anyone can benefit from this training especially those who work in the community such as teachers and police officers.

In the video below HCAM's Mike Torosian talked with Sgt. Ryan Roettger, Hopkinton Police Officer Steve Buckley and Carolyn Hyman who is working with organizations to raise autism awareness.

MSBA Moves Center Elementary School in Hopkinton into Schematic Design Phase

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BOSTON—State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), and Jack McCarthy, MSBA Executive
Director, announced today that the MSBA Board of Directors voted to move the Center Elementary School in Hopkinton into the Schematic Design phase. In the Schematic Design phase, Hopkinton and the MSBA will look at possible options to replace the existing school on the Irvine site on Hayden Rowe. The next step is for the MSBA to work in collaboration with the District to produce detailed designs
for a potential school project.

Colella's space has been leased!

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According to multiple sources in addition to housing a liquor store, the available Colella's space has been leased to a CVS Pharmacy. The 22,000 sq ft Colella's building was sold to Waltham based "Crosspoint Associates inc". They purchased the property as Hopkinton CP. LLC back in March for $3.3 Million. More Details to come.

**Update** A representative of Colella's confirmed that the liquor license will eventually be transferred to another business, part of the space will remain a liquor store.

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Video: HCAM News 5-22-2015

On this edition of HCAM news, we take you inside the Hopkinton Middle School Lip Dub, Keep Smilin 4 Abbie hosted a day at the Derby, The Hillers softball team was on the road for game 1 of the Baker bowl as they took on the defending state champion Bellingham Blackhawks and Courtney will let you know everything coming up on the HCAM Channels with our HCAM Insider but first the Town Election results are in and here is what happened.

Hopkinton Police Entrance Examination

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HPD seeks quality candidates for open Police Offer positions.

The Town of Hopkinton is holding a Police Department Entrance Examination on Saturday, July 18, 2015.

Registration will remain open until Monday, July 13, 2015.

Visit for more information.

Hopkinton High School – Cafeteria
90 Hayden Rowe Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748

Pink Drink Night Returns

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Celebrate the end of the school year and the start of summer with a fun and relaxing Ladies’ Tasting and Shopping Night to benefit the restoration, renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library! The event will take place on Wednesday, June 24 from 7:00-10:00 PM in St. John the Evangelist Church Parish Center at 20 Church Street in Hopkinton.

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Video: Jeff Doherty of Angel's Garden Center gives Mulching Tips

Jeff Doherty of Angel's Garden Center had some advice for those looking to Mulch their property. Jeff advises to know how many square feet you will be mulching to determine if it is a better value to buy mulch by the truckload or bag; "1 cubic yard at 3 inches will cover 110 square feet or 10X11 area." Measuring the square feet and depth of the bed will help you determine how many cubic yards of mulch you will need. (Example; 5 foot deep bed that's 30 feet wide = 150 square feet)

Jeff recommended using a pitch fork over a shovel as it will give a more even covering and it will be easier to sift it out along the area. Jeff mentioned that if you end up needing 9 bags or more than you are already paying more than you would in bulk. He mentioned it would take about 14 bags to make 1 cubic yard; "lugging around 9 bags or 18 bags in your car and finding out more than what you could have had it delivered for, you could end up saving yourself some money."

For more, watch the video below.

$11,000 Raised at Hopkinton Public Library Foundation’s Fourth Annual Touch-A-Truck and Food Truck Festival

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The weather did not put a damper on attendance at this weekend’s fun filled fundraiser! Well over 1000 children and their families braved the rain to attend Hopkinton Public Library Foundation’s Fourth Annual Touch-A-Truck and Food Truck Festival on Sunday, May 31, 2015. The event, held at Hopkinton High School, raised $11,000 for the restoration, renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library. Children climbed in the driver’s seats and honked the horns of over 50 trucks, cars, construction, military, emergency and other vehicles. Families enjoyed tasty treats from local food trucks.


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