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Colella's Sold for $3.3 Million

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According to reports Colella's Supermarket at 61 Main Street in Hopkinton has been sold for $3.3 Million Dollars to Crosspoint Associates, Inc. out of Waltham. The company purchased the nearly two-acre property and 22,000 square foot building as Hopkinton CP LLC. The Liquor store area of Colella's currently remains open. No specifics have been released on if the liquor license was included in the sale. The Liquor store will remain open until the sale is finalized.

Hopkinton Varsity Softball Clinic

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Hopkinton Softball Head Coach Dennis Baker is hosting Softball Clinic
Hitting! Fielding! Pitching!
UPDATE *Clinic has been Postponed to May. Date TBD*
Hopkinton High School Athletic Center
8U and 10U 1:30-3:30
12U and 14U 4:00-6:00
Cost: $50
Sign up at www.hopkintonrec.org

Questions? Contact Dennis Baker dbaker@hopkinton.k12.ma.us

YMCA Hopkinton Hosting Athletic Events for 6-8th Graders at Keefe Tech March 28th

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YMCA Hosting Middle School Nights at Joseph P. Keefe Tech School
Saturday March 28th @ 6:30- 9:00pm
YMCA Member $5 | Non YMCA member $10
Grades 6th-8th
Swimming Pool (bring swimsuit).
Featuring A Tech Workshop
Basketball and Gaga Dodgeball
Tournament

METROWESTYMCA.ORG HOPKINTON, MA

Keefe Tech Students Win Design Awards

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Keefe Regional Technical High School Graphic Communications students Taylor Moore and Brianna Medina recently won awards in the first annual student division of The Printing Industries of New England Regional Awards of Excellence competition.

Moore, a senior from Framingham won for a design of a multicolored screen-printed
t-shirt and Medina, a junior also from Framingham won with her screen-printed and embroidered shirt design of a logo for the school’s GSA club.

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Video Segment: Highlights of Hopkinton Middle School Talent Show

Students at Hopkinton Middle School took their talents to the stage at the Middle School talent show this past week. Here is a look at the many talented performers.

Don't Tolerate Disrespectful Behavior

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Respect for others is an essential element of a productive learning environment. Is your teen disrespectful? Establish guidelines for behavior now. Remember you are the parent and you are in charge!
Here are some ideas to try:

Make a list of acceptable behaviors. “In our house, we don't ... ” (use bad words, call people names, leave a mess for someone else to pick up, borrow without asking, etc.).

HHS Drama Ensemble's "The Tempest" Opens Today!

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The Hopkinton High School Drama Ensemble will be performing 3 showings of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" in March at the High School Auditorium.

Show times are Thursday, March 12, at 4:00 pm. Friday and Saturday March 13 and 14 at 7:00 pm.

Tickets are $10.00 for General Admission and $5.00 for Students and Senior Citizens.

All proceeds are to benefit the Drama Ensemble's trip to Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland.

Fifth Annual Boosters Fundraiser featuring Hot Accoustics

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Sign up today for the Hopkinton High School Athletic Boosters fifth annual sports fundraiser to be held at the Hopkinton Country Club on Saturday, March 14, from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Tickets are now only $60 per person. Back by popular demand, “Hot Acoustics” band will rock the house and there will be plenty of cool raffle prizes and silent auction items such as sports artwork from the NE Sports Museum.

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Video Segment: Ashland and Hopkinton Talk Fire Department Merger

Hopkinton and Ashland held public meetings in each town to talk about a possible merger of the towns Fire Departments. Hopkinton Fire Chief Ken Clark mentioned the potential merger has been talked about since 2003.Throughout the last 12 years or so, studies on budget, needs, equipment, personnel and facility needs have been done in both towns. Both departments have a similar staffing structure, Hopkinton features 5 administrative staff members and 4 duty groups which feature 5 Fire Fighters. Overall Hopkinton features 16 responders and a 21 member staff compared to Ashland's 3 administrative staff, 16 responders and overall 19 member staff.

Hopkinton Town Manager Norman Khumalo talked about reasons the merger is a possibility; "The combined capital plan would allow the communities to use greater efficiency when purchasing new apparatus. This practice is already in place, for example, there is equipment that Ashland purchased and because of that reason there is no reason for Hopkinton to purchase." An example of equipment Hopkinton uses is Ashland's ladder truck.

Hopkinton's Pat O' Brien expressed disagreement with the proposed plan at the Hopkinton meeting stating concern that in certain areas such as Woodville it could take more time to get an Ashland ambulance than a Westborough ambulance. Former Ashland Firefighter Izzy Assencoa also was in disagreement with the proposed plan; "I think both towns should start taking care of their own town, we're fine in Ashland.. We need more guys.. My ladder truck in Ashland comes here all the time, I know it's mutual aid, that's the way it is.. I'm paying for that ladder, I think Hopkinton should get their own ladder."

Hopkinton Selectmen John Mosher closed out the public meeting with the reminder that the merger is only a possibility for both towns and public input is encouraged. "We are looking for creative ways to meet the explosive demands that both towns are experiencing, and I think anyone driving through both towns will see some of the unique demands particularly coming up on the border of the two towns...this merger is an attempt that has the roots and operational demands and has been promoted thus far by both chiefs and we'll continue to take public input and both Boards of Selectmen will consider that and we'll move forward ."

If the plan proceeds Selectmen in both towns are expected to decide if they should seek approval for a town meeting and develop a capital plan sometime during the summer. If the plan ends up passing in both towns, the cross-town fire department is expected to be in full operation by July 1st, 2016.

For More Information watch the video below and stay tuned to HCAM News.

Planning Board Discusses Town Meeting Articles

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Town Meeting Articles were a main topic of discussion for the Planning Board during their Monday, March 9 meeting. Among these were a proposed article for parking in the Downtown Business district and the Crossroads Redevelopment district.

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