Weather Trends in Hopkinton: May 16th-23rd

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According to the DPW weather station, the highest temperature reached in Hopkinton last week was 89.8 degrees, the lowest was 39.4. Average temperature last week in Hopkinton was 60.6 degrees. Humidity was at an average of 62.2%, the peak was 96% while the lowest was 20%. Wind Speed averaged 2 MPH, while reaching a high of 12 MPH. 0.28 inches of Precipitation fell last week in Hopkinton. You can see all the averages for Hopkinton below and be on the lookout for future weather updates in Hopkinton.

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Video: Hopkinton Honors Veterans on Memorial Day

On Memorial Day 2015, ceremonies took place at memorial locations and the town common in Hopkinton. Ceremonies occurred at the Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville followed by the King Flag Pole, St. John's Cemetery and Soldiers Mound at Mount Auburn Cemetery on Mayhew Street. The events featured a salute to the flag, Placing of Wreaths by the American Legion and Scouts, readings of the "Gettysburg Address" and a Gun Salute followed by the playing of Taps. After honoring veterans at the memorial locations in Hopkinton, the American Legion led the march to the town common for speeches by Selectmen John Coutinho and Ben Palleiko, Patriotic songs performed by the Hopkinton High School Band, a gun salute and raising of the flag.

In-front of a jam packed town common, Selectmen John Coutinho described the annual ceremonies on Memorial Day in Hopkinton; "this is Hopkinton, this is the spirit of the fabric of our town and our country." Selectmen Chair Ben Palleiko spoke of the importance of remembering the principals those who have sacrificed in armed forces fought for; "most of us will only briefly past through history and will leave little mark, those covered today by American flags made our history, the story of our nation is genuinely written with their blood, we owe them more. Our obligation is to take this nation forward from where they left it, to remain true to the principals they fought for and strive to do our part to make this a country that we continue to be proud of."

To see highlights of the ceremony, watch the video below.

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Video: HCAM News 5-15-2015

On this edition of HCAM news, Water & Sewer manager Eric Carty and owner of Weston Nurseries Peter Mezitt will tell you a unique way you can conserve water, we have footage from the annual Little League parade to kickoff the season, Henry Schmidt of the Hopkinton Garden Club talks about winning the Boston Flower and Garden show and we have Hillers softball highlights as they took over 1st place in the TVL with a win against previously undefeated Norton but first the Parks and Recreation commission unexpired term to 2017 is one of two contested races in this years town election. On the live annual know your vote broadcast on HCAM presented by the Hopkinton Women’s club, the 2 candidates Laura Hanson and Bob McGuire talked about why they want to join the Parks and Recreation Commission.

Chief Lee Issues Update on Suspicious Vehicle Reports

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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.

Give Your Teen Guidelines for Practicing Good Judgment

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Having good judgment is a necessary step toward becoming responsible. It is also a difficult step. Teens are naturally impulsive. They often act first and think later. Reversing that behavior can sometimes be a challenge to parents.

Here are some ways to guide your teen toward practicing good judgment:

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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