Superintendent MacLeod & Mrs. Dubeau present All Star Reading

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Reading to, and with, your child is the most important thing that parents can do to support their developing reader. Please join Superintendent, Cathy MacLeod and Center School Principal, Lauren Dubeau for an informative series focused on supportive reading strategies parents can use to make reading together stress-free and fun!

Suspicious Activity Alert

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Several police departments in the central Massachusetts area have been experiencing reports of men acting suspiciously around children. These incidents have many similarities including the general description of the suspect. The suspect has been described as an older man with light or grey hair operating a grey car.

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Video: Boy and Girl Scouts help prepare for Memorial Day Ceremonies

Members of the Boys and Girls scouts helped refresh Veterans Flags at grave sites and prepare Evergreen Cemetery for Memorial Day festivities.

Check out some footage captured by HCAM news below.

Here is the schedule for the Memorial Day Festivities:

"On Monday, May 25, 2015, Hopkinton will hold its annual Memorial Day commemorative events. Events will include prayers, readings, playing of “Taps”, gun salutes, a parade and will culminate with the raising of the flag and the singing of the National Anthem at the Town Common.

Events will begin at the Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville at 9:45 a.m. At 10:30, veteran memorial locations on Mayhew Street will each be honored. The parade to the Town Common Gazebo will start at 11:15 and end at noon with the traditional raising of the flag and the singing of the National Anthem.

The parade route is from Mayhew Street to Main Street to the Town Common with veterans, vintage military vehicles, fire trucks, the High School Band, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and others marching. Best viewing is between Colella’s and the Common. Light lunch and refreshments to follow the ceremonies at St. John’s Parish Center.

Following the town center events; “Lest We Forget” will be a walking tour of Evergreen Cemetery commemorating the 150th anniversary of the final year of the Civil War. Tours will depart from Comey Chapel, in the center of the cemetery and will run from 1-4 P.M.

Please join us to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Services.

In case of rain, all services will be held at the Saint John’s Parish Center, on Church St. at 11:00 a.m."

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Video: Hank Phillippi Ryan spoke at Hopkinton Public Library

Investigative Reporter for Channel 7 WHDH and Agatha award winning mystery author Hank Phillippi Ryan spoke about her book "Truth Be Told" at the Hopkinton Public Library. "Truth be Told" is an Agatha award Winner for Best Contemporary Novel. Ryan started as a political reporter in 1975 in her hometown Indianapolis. She joined WHDH-TV in 1983 as a general assignment reporter and was named principal reporter for the station's investigative unit in 1989. Ryan has won 28 Emmy Awards and 12 Edward R. Murrow Awards for her investigative and consumer reporting.

Her first published novel, "Prime Time" won the Agatha Award for best first novel in 2007. Other notable book writing awards Ryan has won include; Agatha award in 2009, Anthony award in 2010, Macavity award in 2010 and the Mary Higgins Clark award in 2013.

For more information on Hank Phillippi Ryan check out:

Below is a video featuring an HCAM news interview with the award winning reporter and writer.

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Video: Friends of Lake Whitehall host Woodville History Exhibit

As part of the Town's 300th Anniversary Celebration, the "Friends of Whitehall" organization and the Hopkinton Historical Society hosted "The History of Woodville and Lake Whitehall" exhibit. "Topics covered included the taking over of Lake Whitehall as a back-up reservoir, the many industries that made Woodville a successful village economy, the history of prominent Woodville families, especially the Wood family who first settled in this area in the early 1700s and whose last descendant left Woodville just a few years ago, the Reservoir House, the Mineral Springs, and many other topics." Displays included photos and description of various houses from the 1800's, descriptions of industry in Woodville and various maps of the area throughout time.

"It is a exhibition with posters, photographs, displays, and artifacts. There was also a small display about Friends of Whitehall, including the plaque that was just awarded from the state DCR.

Watch the video below to get a glimpse of the display and hear from Gail Clifford and Steve Warren from Friends of Lake Whitehall.

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Video: Hopkinton Police Association Fishing Derby

The Hopkinton Police Association hosted a fishing derby. HCAM's Mike Torosian caught up with Officer Phil Powers and Chief Ed Lee. The event featured
food, face painting and of course some fishing. Some Awards were also given out.

See Highlights Below

Also check out photos from the event:

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VIdeo: Girl Scout Troop #65040 Acts Out African Water Crisis

Girl Scout Troop #65040 performed a short to play to depict the water crisis in Africa. 1 in 8 people throughout the world do not have access to clean water. Many African countries have a lack of access to clean water and suffer from Illness from drinking contaminated water. According to the average North American uses an average of 158.5 Gallons of water a day compared to about 3-5 gallons a day used by a person in the developing world. You can see some more eye raising statistics here:

In the first video you can see the short 6 part play which depicts why developed countries should be considerate with water usage. The play shows the harsh impact on underdeveloped countries when water is used wastefully.

In the 2nd video Girl Scout troop #65040 talks more about the problem and what you can do to help.

Keefe Tech Seniors Accepted into Competitive Nursing Programs

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Choosing to attend Keefe Regional Technical High school has greatly
impacted students majoring in the Health Careers Program. Acceptance into competitive nursing
programs is a challenging prospect. This year, Health Career seniors are thrilled their practical
training and hard work has paid off!

Keefe Tech Announces Term 2 Honor Roll Students

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FRAMINGHAM, MA – Keefe Regional Technical School is pleased to announce the following students have been named to the school’s Term 2 Honor Roll.

Ashland – High Honors: Grade 9, Sean Lammerding. Honors: Grade 9, Jake Cushing, Erin Keefe, Ana Sheehy and Nicholas Shibel. Grade 10, Nickolas Grover, Makayla Hicks and Nicolas Rioux. Grade 11, Madison Brown, Nicholas Cunningham, Kevin MacLeod, Joseph Rock, Michael Taddeo and Tatiana Tinsley-Busby. Grade 12, Travis Morazzini, Jocelyn Orellana, Nicole Shearer and Leticia Silva.

Enter Stage Left Theater Presents Tony-Award Winner “1776”

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Enter Stage Left Theater (ESL) presents “1776,” the Tony Award winning Broadway musical that follows our nation’s forefathers as they struggle to craft the Declaration of Independence. Directed by Paul Champlin. Book by Peter Stone. Music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards. Performances are Friday–Saturday, June 12–13, at 7:30 and Sunday, June 14, at 2 p.m. at Hopkinton High School (90 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton).


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