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Enter Stage Left Theater Brings Charlotte’s Web to the Stage for Young Audiences

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Enter Stage Left Theater (ESL) presents a children’s performances of Charlotte’s Web this May at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. Based on the book by E.B. White, and adapted by Joseph Robinette, young audiences will delight in this beloved children’s classic about a clever spider and a pig named Wilbur, directed by Kirsten Raymond. Performances are Friday, May 20 at 7:00 PM, Saturday, May 21 at 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM, and Sunday, May 22 at 2:00 PM at the Delbridge Family Performance Space at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts (98 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton, MA).

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Video: Scholars and Stripes Day 2016, Elite Kenyan Runners Visit Elmwood

Students enjoyed meeting some of the elite Kenyan Runners in this years Boston Marathon in their annual visit to Elmwood School. This years visiting runners included: Sammy Kitwara, Wilson Chebet, Stephen Chebogut, Wesley Korir (2012 Boston Marathon Men's Champion), Michael Kipyego, Paul Lonyangata, Flomena Cheyech Daniel, Valentine Kipketer, Caroline Rotich (2015 Boston Marathon Women's Champion) and Joyce Chepkirui.

View the entire scholars and stars day below and find a ton of photos, free to download, HERE!.

Town of Hopkinton Seeks a Full-Time (40 hours per week) Administrative Assistant for its Land Use, Planning & Permitting Department

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Under the direct supervision of the Director of Land Use & Town Operations, the Administrative Assistant will provide administrative and clerical support to the Land Use Department and the Community Preservation Committee. Administrative responsibilities include but not limited to, transcribing and processing minutes for the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) meetings; maintaining CPC files; processing of invoices, budget monitoring and maintaining spreadsheets.

Town of Hopkinton Seeks a Full-Time (40 hours per week) Administrative Manager for its Police Department

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Under the direct supervision of the Police Chief, the Administrative Manager will provide administrative support to the Police Department.

Message from Water-Sewer Department 4-14-16

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Please be advised that multiple, required fire flow test will take place on Tuesday, April 19th , from approximately 10AM to noon. Because these tests will take place on main transmission lines, customers may notice some discoloration during and after the tests throughout town. Please avoid doing any laundry, dishwasher loads or other water use activities, during this time. Any discoloration that may occur will eventually dissipate. You may need to run your cold water line to clear your internal pipes once the test is complete.

Honoring the Patriots on Patriots’ Day: Hopkinton Marathon Committee to Recognize Four Veterans at Start of 120th Boston Marathon

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The Hopkinton Marathon Committee will honor four veterans at the start of the 120th Boston Marathon on Patriots’ Day, April 20, 2016. Three of the veterans, Ron Clark, Ron Remillard, and Len Robbins, served in the Army in Vietnam, while Naval aviator Ben Palleiko was stationed on the USS Kitty Hawk in the Western Pacific and Persian Gulf. All Hopkinton residents, the veterans will be honored at the starter’s platform.

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Video: HCAM News Interviews Fire Chief Stephen Slaman

HCAM news recently talked to Hopkinton Fire Chief, Stephen Slaman. At the April 5th Selectmen meeting, the Board approved Slaman as the Chief on a permanent basis. Stephen Slaman was the final candidate in the initial search process after the other final candidate, current Framingham Chief, Gary Daugherty dropped his candidacy just prior to a Selectmen meeting in December.

Selectmen initially decided to reopen the search process while appointing Stephen Slaman as Interim Chief. Many residents expressed disagreement with the decision to reopen the search process during the public forum at the following meeting in January. Selectmen readdressed the Fire Chief position at the January 5th meeting and decided to appoint Stephen Slaman as Fire Chief until the final day in March and in the meantime decide if the search process should be reopened.

At the April 5th meeting, Selectmen complimented and expressed satisfaction with Stephen Slaman and officially appointed him Hopkinton Chief on a permanent basis. I asked Chief Stephen Slaman his thoughts about the process; "I knew they had to look hard, the Fire Chief spot is the top spot and I knew they needed to make sure they had the right person in the top spot. For me, I knew I had to do my work and bring my A game...it wasn't such a struggle for me, I kind of understood where they were"

Hear more of the interview with Fire Chief, Stephen Slaman below as he discusses the transition into the Fire Chief role and the Fire Department's role in preparing for the Boston Marathon.

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Video: Girl Scout Troop 65040 Edible Book Festival

At St Johns Parish Hall, Girl Scout Troop 65040 hosted an edible book fair to raise funds for the Serenity House and to help families purchase books. Girl Scout Troop Kyra Torogeison mentioned one of the goals of the festival was to help "raise awareness for reading".

A great turnout was on hand to view the very creative and tasty designs that were created by a lot of hard work by the book designers. The contest featured 3 categories family, children and adult.

View highlights of the event below as well as interviews with Girl Scout Troop members; Mia Kelley-Lanser, Madeleine Ritterbusch, Kyra Torogeison, Erin Belger, Ally Barry and Kat Niss.

See many pictures of the event and incredible book designs here!

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Video: HCAM News 4-1-2016

On this edition of HCAM News, we have a preview of this springs Hopkinton Hillers Boys Tennis team, Congressman Joseph Kennedy visited Hopkinton Middle School, we’ll tell you what Volley against Violence is all about and we have the Greyhound Friends pet of the month, but first some happenings in Hopkinton you should know about.

Hopkinton Republican Town Committee Caucus Nominates Experienced Candidates

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In the Hopkinton Republican Town Committee Caucus on Friday April 8th, experienced candidates were nominated for town elected positions. Claire Wright was endorsed for Board of Selectmen, Henry Kunicki for Town Clerk, Tom Garabedian for Town Moderator, Eric Sonnett for Parks and Recreation, Nancy Kelleigh for Hopkinton Housing Authority, Philip Cohen for Board of Health and Cliff Kistner for Planning Board.
Sonnett, Kelleigh and Cohen are all running for re-election to their current positions.

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