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Video Segment: Sky's the Limit Shows off Middle School Courtyard

Skys the Limit hosted a presentation and showed off the new Middle School courtyard. Student Ambassador Madison McDougall was kind enough to show HCAM news around the renovated courtyard. Madison talked about how the courtyard not only looks more appealing but there is plenty of space to do numerous educational and fun activities.

Middle School Assistant principal Maryellen Grady started the Sky's The Limit Project when she became motivated to transform the unused space and Principal Alan Keller gave permission to Maryellen Grady to start a school climate committee to transform the courtyard. Maryellen introduced me to Nora Bonnell and Hannah Murphy, 2 Hopkinton High School students who are heavily invested in helping the project. On her birthday Nora asked for money to benefit the Sky's the Limit Project. "When she introduced the project to me, I just think it's a great idea and I think it's a really awesome way to get students to learn in a different way and different environment." Hannah liked the idea of paying tribute to a former student colleague that passed away, Shayne Deroches.

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Video Segment: Toys for Tots donations can be brought to Police Station.

The Hopkinton Police Department in partnership with the United States Marine Corps is a designated Toys For Tots drop-off location.They ask any residents or businesses that can donate this year to please drop off an unwrapped toy in the collection box at the police station on 74 Main Street by December 19th.

You can find more information on the organization at the following link: http://toysfortots.org/Default.aspx

"MISSION: The mission of Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is to assist the U. S. Marine Corps in providing a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children at Christmas. This assistance includes supporting the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program by raising funds to provide toys to supplement the collections of local Toys for Tots campaigns, to provide promotional and support material and defray the costs of conducting annual Toys for Tots campaigns. Other Foundation support includes providing administrative, advisory, financial, logistic and promotional support to local Toys for Tots Coordinators; managing funds raised and monies donated based on the use of Toys for Tots name or logo; providing other support the Marine Corps, as a federal agency, cannot provide; and conducting public education and information programs about Toys for Tots that call the general public to action in support of this patriotic community action program.

GOAL: The primary goal of the Foundation is the same as that of the overall Toys for Tots Program: i.e. – to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them into becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

OBJECTIVES: The objectives of the Foundation are the same as those of the overall Toys for Tots program: i.e. – to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; an to contribute to improving communities in the future."

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Video Segment: Photos around Hopkinton

You can see these photos and more sights the shoot on hcam.tv

Photo 1 - John Ritz contributed this photo as recently we saw the first snow of the year.

Photo 2 - Holiday Spirit is in the air, this photo wastaken at Angels Garden Center and sent in byJeff Doherty

Photo 3 - It's Hopkinton's finest with mustaches, all for a good cause.. The Hopkinton Police are growing out the mustache for Male health awareness
you can find more information on how to donate at our website hcam.tv

Photo 4 - Children at the library recently enjoyed story time with Hopkinton Fire Chief Ken Clark, it was part of the library's celebrity storytime program

Photo 5 - Accidental acceleration led to a car crashing into Dynasty Chinese Restaurant forutanatelyno one was hurt and the buisness was able to stay open

Photo 6 - Hopkinton Fire tweeted out this picture of Group2 handling a motor vehicle crash on school street, one person was sent to the hospital.

Photo 7 - The Hopkinton Hillers Girls volleyball team won the state championship for the first time ever. Here you see the team with the trophy. The Hillers finished 22 and 2 and swept Weston to get the trophy.

Hopkinton Seeks Full-Time Administrative Assistant/Billing Clerk

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Under the general supervision of the DPW Director, the Administrative Assistant/Billing Clerk performs various activities and provides necessary administrative support to efficiently meet the needs of the DPW, including Water and Sewer Billing and Accounts Payable. This position is responsible for performing a variety of duties which involve daily contact with staff, other Town departments, customers, contractors, and residents. A high degree of confidentiality as well as excellent quality and commitment to customer service is paramount.

Free Community Concert at St. John's

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Free Community Christmas Concert at St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street in Hopkinton at 3:00 PM. The Southeastern Massachusetts Community Concert Band and the St. John Children’s Choir will perform. Everyone, especially families and young ones, are welcome. Donations will be accepted for Project Just Because: hats/gloves for children age 10 and over and toiletries for teens.

Hopkinton’s 300th Anniversary Photography Contest

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Submissions should reflect some aspect of the 300th Anniversary theme: Celebrating our Past, Embracing Today and Inspiring our Future.

• Photographs are due to the Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) at 98 Hayden Rowe Street by January 17, 2015

• Drop offs may be made Friday, January 16, 4 - 6 pm and on Saturday, January 17, 2:00-4:00 PM.

• Submissions are limited to 2 pieces per entrant.

• Photo Specifications: Maximum height and width, 42 inches; please mount and wire for hanging.

Elaine A. Anderson, 83

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Elaine A. Anderson, 83, of Framingham, passed away December 4, 2014. She
was the wife of Francis Anderson of Framingham.

A resident of Framingham since 1953 and a summer resident of Oak Bluffs,
Elaine is survived by two children, Kristen Walters and her husband
Matthew of Hopkinton, and Kurt Anderson and his wife Krystal of Denton,
TX as well as 5 grandchildren, Michael, Jack, Katie, Kyle, and Jamie.

Hopkinton Police Seeking Part Time Dispatcher

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Under general guidance of the Dispatch Supervisor and direction of the Chief of Police, the Dispatcher is responsible for receiving and transmitting emergency and administrative messages to appropriate law enforcement, fire and emergency personnel in the manner dictated by the State mandated Emergency Medical Dispatch protocol, and department policy. This position involves the use of discretion, independent judgment, and initiative, and must operate within established mandated state and departmental guidelines and procedures.

Power Outages During Cold Weather

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Wet snow, sleet and freezing rain can sometimes lead to ice and snow buildup on trees and power lines. This buildup either by itself or combined with strong winds can snap tree limbs, causing them to fall and bring down power lines disrupting electrical service.

Tips for dealing with a possible power outage during cold weather:

Before an Outage

Laurel Avenue Discussion Continues

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The Planning Board met on December 1 to hear changes made to the plans for Laurel Avenue Extension. Present for the discussion were attorney Doug Resnick, developer Thomas Perna, engineer Patrick Burke and the Dardinski family, the property owners.

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