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Relay for Life Tonight

Relay for Life of Hopkinton is scheduled for this weekend, beginning tonight at 6PM, RAIN or SHINE. Indoor facilities are available in the event of heavy rain or thunderstorms.

Run primarily by high school students, organizers and teams have been getting ready and are now set to begin their all night vigil..

To date, there are 92 relay teams with 912 participants in this year's relay and $107,000 has already been raised. Watch the HCAM News video to hear more from high school senior and Co-Chair, Will Relle.

Planning Board Meets Monday 5/23

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Newly elected members, Brian Karp and Christian Ollenborger, and returning member Claire Wright will be joining the Planning Board for its first post election meeting on Monday, May 23. First on the agenda is the reorganization of the board Also slated for discussion are subdivision plans for Bridle Path and Aprilla Farm and town counsel's opinion on Maillet Woods/Hopkinton Highlands III. The meeting starts at 7:30PM in Room 211 at Town Hall. The complete agenda is attached below.

William John Leary, 84

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William John Leary, 84, of Hopkinton, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at the Westborough Healthcare Center. He was the husband of the late Patricia Catherine Leary of Hopkinton who passed in 2008.

A Navy Veteran, and a Hopkinton resident since 1957, William is survived by one son William Leary Jr. of Hopkinton, a niece, Nancy Lee of Boston and 3 grandchildren, William III, Daniel and Michael Leary. He was the last survivor of 6 siblings. He is predeceased by his son, David Leary, who passed in 2002.

World Premier of "Empty Page, Empty Stage" Tonight

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Don't miss the world premier and benefit performance of "Empty Page, Empty Stage" performed by the Hopkinton High School Drama Ensemble tonight at Hopkinton High School. The play is an inspirational drama about a teenage girl faced with a unique disability sustained from a bike accident and the unusual cast of characters that help her overcome her difficulties.

This is the same play that the will be performed at the Scotland Fringe Festival in August. Tonight's performance is a special presentation to help raise funds needed to make the trip.

May 19 at 7:30PM

From the HPTA: Students Earn National Distinction in PTA Reflections Competition

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Two Hopkinton students, Helen Gao of Hopkinton High School and Zachary Ritterbusch of Hopkins School, earned distinction in the National Finals for the PTA Reflections Competition.

Helen Gao, earned an Award of Excellence in the category of Visual Arts and Zachary Ritterbusch received an Award of Merit in the category of Film Production.

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Hitchings Hardware Demolished

On Friday of last week, George Vrahaliotis, owner of Hillers Cleaners, came another step lcoser to his goal of owning his own building for his dry cleaning business as the old Hitchings Hardware building was demolished.

Word spread quickly on Friday morning that something big was going to happen and the few in the know showed up downtown to watch the action.

Vrahaliotis and his family were there to watch the old building come down. There was a slight dealy until the excavator arrived, but once the demolition began, it didn't take long.

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Recap of Election Results Live

One thousand seven hundred and thirty-nine (1739) voters made it to the polls on Monday, May 16th, representing about 18% of Hopkinton's registered voters. In the two contested races, Brian Herr was elected to the Board of Selectmen and Nancy Burdick and Scott Aghababian will be serving on the School Committee.

HCAM News was broadcasting live on Monday night and had the opportunity to talk with some of the candidates and other residents waiting for results. Although turnout for this year's election was low, former selectman Eric Sonnett said he was not surprised.

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A "New" Hopkinton Jewelers

On May 6th, Hopkinton resident Karen Stephenson celebrated the grand opening of Hopkinton Jewelers. The store, which Stephenson co-owns with her husband Michael, was previously owned by Renee Marino. The Stephensons felt that it was important to preserve some important aspects of the business that Marino established and therefore kept the name Hopkinton Jewelers.

"I kept the name the same," said Stephenson. "The former owner had a business here for fifteen years and it was Hopkinton Jewelers."

Cestari and Palleiko Voted Chairman and Vice Chair

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As their first order of business tonight, following Monday night's election, the Board of Selectmen voted to reorganize as they begin yet another year of service. Acting as Vice Chair, Selectman Todd Cestari asked for nominations for chairman. John Mosher nominated Cestari and the motion was seconded by Ben Palleiko. The board voted unanimously to elect Cestari as chairman. Newly elected Brian Herr made his first motion of the night when he nominated Ben Palleiko as Vice Chair. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.

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Hopkinton 7, Bellingham 10

The Hillers went down to defeat to the Bellingham Blackhawks last Friday, 10 to 7. They were back in action on Monday and will be playing at home on Wednesday. Stay tuned to HCAM-TV for all of your Hiller baseball coverage.

Watch the video below for game highlights and learn more about Ryan Sullivan, the new record holder for most homeruns in a season.

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