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Vets Breakfast November 7 at Senior Center

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Enjoy breakfast at the Senior Center Mess Hall featuring chipped beef and other great chow on Friday, 7 November 2014, at or about 0900 hours. The regulars are there early, so don't be late. Be prepared for the camaraderie of good friends. Please invite Vets who don't receive this message. If there are transportation difficulties, call Amy Beck by 5 November 2014, 508 497-9730.

Hopkinton to Honor Its Military Veterans

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Veterans’ Appreciation Dinner November 11, 2014

ESBC Selects Design Firm

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On Tuesday, October 21st, the Elementary School Building Committee chose the design firm for the Center school project.

The MSBA and the ESBC voted unanimously for DRA as their first choice design team, choosing them out of three possible candidates. "They all came with very high qualifications", ESBC chair Joe Markey stated today at HCAM's ESBC Update, but stated that they felt DRA in particular would work closely with the committee and not stay "in their ivory tower" as Markey said.

Dr. Cathy MacLeod and Police Chief Edward Lee answered questions regarding Bus Driver accused of OUI

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59 Year Old, Robert Murphy of Ashland, Massachusetts was arrested Sunday Night (October 20th, 2014) and accused of drinking and driving a school bus with 25 members of the Hopkinton High School cross country team on board while on the way back from the Barnstable Fairgrounds in Falmouth, MA. Murphy had been accused of DUI twice prior to the incident, the state CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) check conducted did not include Murphy's prior offenses since they took place prior to the five year period the CORI check was conducted.

A letter to parents regarding Bus Driver OUI Incident

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October 20, 2014

Dear Hopkinton parents,

Second ESBC Meeting on October 27

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HCAM is hosting the October meeting of the Elementary School Building Committee at 6:30 PM. The meeting is open to the public, and is airing live on HCAM-TV and Those interested can come to the studio at 77 Main Street. The ESBC anticipates to address the designer selection process, discuss enrollment projections and plan for upcoming public forums.

Hopkinton Police Arrest School Bus Driver

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On Saturday, October 18th, at approximately 10:30 pm a coach on a school bus reported concerns that the bus driver may be intoxicated. Twenty­five Hopkinton High School cross country members were on the bus returning from a meet. Officer Aaron O’Neil was dispatched to the area and located the bus as it was turning into the Hopkinton High School parking lot.

Peace Day Comes to HCAM

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On November 7th at 7:00 pm, HCAM studios will host a celebration of peace.

The night will include a screening of "The Day After Peace" by Jeremy Gilley. The night will also feature the premiere of Hopkinton's Peace Day, a compilation video of residents' thoughts on peace and a peaceful world. If you were interviewed at PolyArts or on Peace Day at the Farmer's Market, your interview will premiere!

If you would like to attend the peace celebration at HCAM, please RSVP to

We hope to see you there!

Eugene F. Daniels, 55

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Eugene F. Daniels, 55, of Hopkinton, passed away Tuesday, October 14,
2014 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Evelyn (Woods) and Richard Daniels. He was the husband of 26 years to Ellen (Houston) Daniels of Hopkinton and father to Christopher Daniels of Hopkinton.

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Video Segment: Fire District 14 Technical Rescue Team Training

Members of many local Fire Departments participated in the Massachusetts Southern Fire District 14 Technical Rescue Team training program at the New England Laborers Training Center in Hopkinton.

HCAM News spoke with Instructor George Drees: "They spend 2 days at laborers camp and the emphasis is on trench rescue, supplemental shoring and digging operations for possible trench rescues." One of the drills performed during training was to rescue a worker trapped underneath a 1,500 pound fire hydrant while treating the patient and shoring the area to make safe entry. Drees explained the technical rescue team performs rescues such as "trench rescues, building collapses, high angle rope rescues, confined space rescues and at times water rescues."

The Fire District 14 Technical Rescue Team is a regional team that was developed in 1999. The team originally featured members of the Ashland, Hopkinton, Milford and Southborough fire departments. The team over time expanded into Framingham, Hudson, Natick, Marlborough and continues to grow. Drees explained that each member has to go through a background check and the number one requirement to be a member of the technical rescue team is to work well as a good team player.

To see the team in action, check out the video.


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