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Raymond A. Drawe, 85

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Raymond A. Drawe, 85, died Monday, May 25, 2015 after a long illness. He was the husband of Jean (McKinstry) Drawe, to whom he was married for 63 years. Born in Newport, MI, he was the son of the late Roy and Lola (Cousino) Drawe.

Mission Retreats at Fatima Shrine

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The Xaverian Missionaries at Fatima Shrine in Holliston are offering day retreats each month on themes for the celebration of Consecrated Life, called by Pope Francis as well as celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mission Document from Vatican II Ad Gentes. These retreats will take place at the Shrine on the Second Sunday of each month. Come to share the many Mission Stories of faith and service.

The next retreat will be Sunday, June 14, with the first reflection given during the 11:00 AM Mass.

Fatima Day at the Shrine in Holliston

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On Saturday June 13th, the Xaverian Missionaries will hold the traditional Fatima Day celebration in honor of Our Lady. It is going to be our second Fatima Day 2015. This year’s theme is on Our Blessed Mother Mary in the writings of St. Guido M. Conforti, founder of the Xaverian Missionaries. Sing-along at 6:30 PM. Mass at 7:00 PM. At 8:00 PM, Rosary and Candlelight procession followed by refreshments served in the Shrine’s Hall. The main celebrant and homilist will be Fr. Francis Signorelli, sx. Fr. Francis served for many years in the Amazon region of Northern Brazil.

HHS Principal's Message to Jr. Parents

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Dear Parents of Juniors

I came across this article in the New York Times earlier this spring as our juniors were right in the middle of their Junior Guidance Seminars. The messages within it have stuck with me since, and I wanted to share it with you all in the hopes you might find it meaningful as you begin this year of post-secondary preparation and planning.

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!

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