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State Police Arrest 2 Operating Stolen Vehicle in Hopkinton During Blizzard

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On Tuesday at 5:15pm at the height of the Blizzard Juno, 2 were arrested driving a stolen 2008 Toyota SUV. Troopers determined the vehicle was stolen out of Lowell. The vehicle was spotted by Trooper Greg Doherty traveling on 495 South behind snow plows. As the vehicle entered Hopkinton Trooper Doherty assisted by 5 other officers stopped the vehicle.

What Can You Do to Help Your Teen Achieve?

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Contrary to what some people might think, children aren't born achievers. They don’t automatically have the urge to achieve. Children become achievers.

You can encourage them to work hard and set goals. But making teens obey and conform won’t make them achievers.

Forced habits don’t strongly motivate people to do a good job and strive to reach for the stars. What does motivate them? Young people are motivated to achieve when their parents:

Watch The HOP Seat Tonight, February 5th, Featuring Chief Lee

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On Thursday, February 5th, The HOP Seat returns to HCAM-TV. This month's guest is Chief Ed Lee of the Hopkinton Police Department. Chief Lee will be discussing the latest happenings at the Hopkinton Police Department, and he will also take your questions.

A Message from Chief Clark

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Your Public Safety Agencies and the DPW would like your support and cooperation in the following area(s); we strongly recommend that all residences with natural gas, propane and oil fired appliances insure that all make up air, vent pipes and flues at grade level are free of snow. Insure Carbon Monoxide detectors are functioning and be aware that exposure to Carbon Monoxide can produce flu-like symptoms such as headaches, nausea, dizziness, confusion and fainting. Please call 911 if you need assistance with locating and or clearing these devices.

HMS Assistant Principal Maryellen Grady to Run 2015 Boston Marathon for Sky’s the Limit Courtyard Project

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On April 20th 2015 Maryellen Grady will lace up her running shoes to benefit the Sky’s the Limit Courtyard Project.

Grady, the driving force behind the Hopkinton Middle School courtyard project, is doing her part to raise the funds needed to transform the unused courtyard into a vibrant, outdoor learning space.

“This is the perfect opportunity to combine two of my goals,” said Grady. “I’ve had a dream to officially run the Boston Marathon and to see the Sky’s the Limit Courtyard completed. I thought, ‘If I’m going to run the marathon, now’s the perfect time!’”

Massachusetts Governor Declares State of Emergency

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Associated Press Report: FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has declared a state of emergency and banned all non-essential motor vehicle travel during the approaching blizzard.

Baker said Monday the state of emergency is effective immediately and the non-essential travel ban goes into effect at midnight.

The governor also said the MBTA planned to suspend service on Tuesday. He said he had pre-positioned 500 members of the National Guard to be quickly deployed if needed.

Hopkinton Cancellations and Event Changes due to Weather

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--Town Hall, Library and Senior Center Delayed Opening until Noon on 01/28/2015 Due to Storm

--Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker issues State Wide Travel Ban until Midnight Tuesday 1/27

--Connecticut Governor issues State Wide Travel Ban after 9pm

--All Flights in and out of Logan Airport will be Canceled as early as 7:30pm Tonight

--The MBTA will shutdown at midnight tonight (Mon 1/26) and there will be no service Tuesday.

--Hopkinton Library will close at 5pm today and reopen Wednesday at TBD

Help Shovel a Hydrant

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The Water and Fire Department requests your assistance, in maintaining accessibility to the town's fire hydrants, for the safety and protection of everyone. During the winter hydrants can become buried by snow during a storm. If you have a fire hydrant that that is near your home, please help us make it visible and accessible to the Fire Department for use in an emergency. Precious seconds can be lost, searching for the hydrant or removing snow to gain access to it. Talk with your neighbors about taking turns shoveling around the hydrant in winter.

2015 Blizzard Timeline

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A blizzard will be hitting the area tonight and is expected to last until early Wednesday morning. Parts of Eastern and Central Massachusetts could see 2, even 3 feet of snow.

The storm is expected to start during the commute this evening. Snowfall will be light during the commute and 1-2 inches are expected. The storm is expected to hit it's peak at approximately 1 am Tuesday morning until 10 am Tuesday and 12-18 inches are expected to fall in the 9 hour period. Thunderstorms and strong winds 30-40mph with gusts up to 80 mph are possible.

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Video Segment: Martin Luther King Day Activities take place throughout Hopkinton

The American Federal holiday of Martin Luther King Day is to honor a man who took a stand for equality and wanted nothing more than peace and for people to be kind and help each other. Many students throughout the Hopkinton School system and community members represented what Martin Luther King J.R. stood for as they took their day off and made it a "Day On", Chair of the Hopkinton Youth Commission Margie Wiggin explained; "These kids could be at home sleeping...hanging out with their friends at the mall but they're here, they're volunteering, giving service, making fleece blankets, writing valentines for seniors in town, writing letters to service men and women, serving at the historical society building, cleaning trash in the school parking lots, they're giving back, they're making it a day on instead of a day off because they're volunteering their time."

The Day On program hosted by the Hopkinton Youth Commission has existed for more than 4 years, Wiggin explained it used to be more of an in-house activity but they expanded the program to further help the community. Activities that took place during the "Day On Program" Martin Luther King Day included; A Red Cross Blood Drive at the Middle School Cafeteria. In the Brown Gymnasium at the Middle School activities included; Blanket Making and Valentines Day Card making for Seniors, writing letters to troops serving in the military, creating mittens for wounded animals, volunteering at the Hopkinton Historical Society, cleaning school grounds and making various artwork, necklaces and other jewelry for charitable causes.

Watch the videos to hear the interview with Margie Wiggin and see the volunteers in action.

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