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Police Investigate Armed Home Invasion

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On Wednesday November 23, 2011 the Hopkinton Police Department responded to a reported armed home invasion at a residence in the north part of town near the Southborough border. The incident took place in the early morning hours.

The residents were awoken by intruders whose identity was disguised by masks and hooded sweatshirts. The residents were not hurt during the event.

The suspects were reportedly armed with handguns and long guns.

The incident is being investigated by the Hopkinton Police and State Police investigators.

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Daisy Troop 65040 Tours HCAM Studio

Watch the HCAM News video as Daisy Troop 65040 tours the HCAM Studio and learns how television shows are made. Station Manager Jim Cozzens leads the girls through the various steps involved to produce a show, talks about the cameras and teleprompters and even unveils HCAM's green screen.

300th Birthday Celebration Logo Contest

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Hopkinton will celebrate its 300th birthday in the year 2015. In 2010, the Board of Selectmen established a 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee. The group has been meeting over the last year and is now ready to launch its logo contest. You have until December 13, 2011 to submit your entry. See rules and guidelines below:

YOUR MISSION
Create a logo that captures the spirit and flavor of Hopkinton’s Celebration of its’ 300th Birthday which will take place in the year 2015.

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Boy Scout Christmas Tree Sales Begin November 25

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Hopkinton's Boy Scout Troop 1 will be selling Christmas trees in the back parking lot of Colella's Supermarket beginning on Friday, November 25 from 12pm - 9pm. The trees are the traditional, fragrant New England Balsam Fir, ranging from 4 ft. to 11 ft., and the low-shedding, sturdy-branched Fraser Fir, from 5 ft. to 12 ft. tall. Included with each tree is information about how to recycle the tree at the end of the season through Boy Scout Troop 4's tree recycling program.

Tree sales will continue until all trees are gone.

HHS Class of 1971 - 40th Reunion

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Hopkinton High School Class of 1971 will be celebrating its 40th Reunion on Friday, November 25, 2011 from 7pm-11pm at the Woodville Rod & Gun Club. Cost is $20/person or $35/couple.

Call 508-435-2527 or email [email protected] for more information or reservations.

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Community Readers Visit Elmwood School

They came from different places, and with different backgrounds, but with the same purpose; to read.

Friday, November 18th was Community Reading Day at Elmwood School, a long standing tradition that invites community leaders and state officials into the classroom to read a specially selected story to third grade students.

This year there were 24 readers. After introductions in the Elmwood library, the readers were escorted to classrooms by student guides.

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Parks and Recreation Public Hearing Details Ice Rink Proposal

On Thursday, November 17, Room 2121 at Town Hall was filled to overflowing for the Parks and Recreation Public Hearing to gather feedback from residents about the use of the 19 acre parcel of land given by Legacy Farms for community use.

One proposal being considered, as a result of a recent Parks and Recreation survey, is an ice rink. Demons Youth Hockey President Jack Bloomer explained the plans which have already been presented to the Board of Selectmen.

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Turkey Drive Update

Hopkinton held its annual turkey drive last week. The student run drive collected turkeys for the Salvation Army and cash for Project Just Because in the morning before school started from Hopkins, Elmwood and the Middle School. While donations were down for this year, those involved were still doing their part to help others.

Watch the HCAM News report for the full story!

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Almost There, 6 More Facebook "Likes" to Go

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Wow! Just 6 more "likes" and we will be at our goal of 700 by the end of November. Again, thank you to all of our viewers and readers for bringing us this much closer. We are almost there and hope that if you haven't already liked the HCAM Facebook Page, you'll take a few moments to check it out.

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School Committee Urges Residents to Take Survey

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The School Committee has released an on-line survey to gather feedback from the community about Hopkinton's elementary school project.

"The School Committee urges every Hopkinton voter to please participate in this essential survey to help us determine the future of our elementary school buildings," said Superintendent Jonathan Landman.

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