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.

Senator Spilka Advocates for MetroWest Women’s Commission

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On Tuesday, September 17th, 2013, Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) testified before the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government in support of her bill to establish the MetroWest commission on the status of women and girls (S. 1842).

Over 100 Elected Officials Endorse Karen Spilka For Congress

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Over 100 local elected officials from across the Fifth District have joined together to endorse Karen Spilka's campaign for Congress. Comprised of school board members, library trustees, selectmen, and state representatives and senators, these men and women are backing Karen as the clear choice to go to Washington to fight for Massachusetts families. As elected officials, these individuals have worked alongside Karen and know firsthand her drive, her determination and her commitment to doing the right thing for Massachusetts.

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Baypath Pet Spotlight: Winnie

The Baypath Humane Society in Hopkinton is a no kill animal shelter; meaning no animals are ever euthanized. But is also means that there are many pets that need a home. This week's pet in our Baypath Pet Spotlight is Winnie.

Hopkinton Files Suit Against Massachusetts Gaming Commission - Complaint and Exhibits Attached

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The Town of Hopkinton has filed suit in Middlesex Superior Court against the Massachusetts Gaming
Commission (MGC) alleging that the Commission has withheld public records contained in the
gaming license application of Crossroads Massachusetts LLC, the business entity behind the
Foxwoods casino proposal in Milford. In April and July of this year, the MGC provided the Town with
records pertaining to the businesses and individuals backing the proposed casino, but much of the

New Resident Social at Hopkinton Public Library

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Are you new to town and looking to meet other Hopkinton residents? The Hopkinton Public Library Foundation is hosting a New Resident Social on Thursday, September 26 at the library

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Hopkinton Public Library, 13 Main St., Hopkinton, MA

Come meet other newcomers to Hopkinton at a New Resident Social!


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