Photos: Lewis & Clark at Hopkins School

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Lots of photos of Hopkins School production of Lewis and Clark -- Check it out! Visit Scene in Hopkinton now.

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Returning to China

Last year, Xiaona Wang came to Hopkinton from Anshan China not only to teach Mandarin Chinese at the High School, but to fully immerse herself into American culture. Although she will be heading back to China July 3rd, Wang has greatly enjoyed her experience in Hopkinton.

1-1 Laptop Initiative Gets Approval for Fall 2012

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Hopkinton High School is pleased to announce that the Hopkinton School Committee unanimously approved moving forward with the 1-1 laptop initiative for the 9th graders at the high school next year at their meeting on Thursday, June 14th. 83% of parents in the incoming 9th grade class committed to either lease a laptop from the school or bring in their own device, which surpassed the 80% goal which was set by the administration. Students who are not leasing a laptop from the school or bringing their own device, will have access to a school owned laptop to use during the school day.

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Neece's Paintings On Display

Hopkinton artist Dustin Neece was the toast of the town. Neece was on hand at a special ceremony at the Westborough Shopping Center May 31, 2012, alongside several Hopkinton residents, to exhibit and celebrate his work, as well as those who have supported him.

The ceremony was planned by Ed Turner, owner of the Art and Frame Emporium, one of the stores in the shopping center. Turner, who's store moved into the Westborough location nine months ago, noticed that the mall had several vacancies and wanted to do something unique to help spruce it up and revitalize it.

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Hopkinton's New Drug Collection Unit Now in Place

No, it's not a recycling bin that now sits in the lobby of the police station, although part of its purpose is to keep Hopkinton green. But, instead it is a Drug Collection Unit (DCU), which will now make it more convenient for residents to properly dispose of unwanted prescription drugs.

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Hydroponics Explained at Water Fresh Farm

Dr. Merle Jensen, designer of the hydroponic displays in the Land Exhibit at Epcot and consultant to Water Fresh Farm since its inception,was in Hopkinton on May 26 to talk about the past, present and future of hydroponic growing; the science of growing plants in nutrient rich water without soil.
To see highlights of his presentation, watch the HCAM News video below.

Massachusetts Continues to Add Jobs; May Unemployment Drops to 6.0%

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The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development today reported that the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ preliminary May 2012 estimates show thatMassachusetts added 7,500 jobs over the month, for a total of 3,249,600 jobs. The May job gain follows a revised 1,700 job gain in April. The total unemployment rate dropped to 6.0 percent, 0.3 of a percentage point below the April rate of 6.3 percent andwell below the national rate of 8.2 percent.

Spilka's Forum for Metrowest Business Community A Success

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On Monday June 11, nearly 100 residents and business owners attended a forum hosted by Senator Karen Spilka at the Sheridan Framingham Hotel and Conference Center to learn more about the assistance and opportunities available to them as they start or expand their business in MetroWest.

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Hopkinton Education Foundation Announces Grants for Upcoming Year

The Hopkinton Education Foundation (HEF) held an awards ceremony on June 7th to honor teachers and principals receiving educational grants for next school year. The HEF funds innovative learning and teaching methods in the classroom that cannot be covered within the constraints of the budget.

Senator Karen Spilka's Office to Hold Office Hours in Hopkinton

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On Monday, June 25th, join Puja Mehta, Senator Spilka's District and Constituent Services Director, for district office hours in Medway, Hopkinton, and Natick. Puja will be available to update constituents on the latest news and events and discuss any concerns or questions you may have.

Medway Town Hall, Sanford Hall
155 Village Street, Medway
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

The Golden Spoon
85 West Main Street, Hopkinton
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Zaftigs Delicatessen
1298 Worcester Road, Natick


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