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Barn Jam 2011 STILL CANCELLED

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CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN TODAY

Barn Jam 2011 - Rock for Scotland takes place this Saturday, June 11 at 4PM at the Cultural Arts Alliance Field.

This teen band music festival is a fundraiser for the Hopkinton Drama Ensemble's trip to Scotland where they will perform in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Bands include Bandicoot, Splatter Cactus, Low Battery, 21A and singers Sasha Yachentko, Evelyn Oliver, Emma Howe and Evan Katz with many more!

Bring a blanket to sit on...no chairs please.

Lady Hillers Top South Sectionals

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June 10, 2011 - The Hopkinton High School Hiller Girls Lacrosse team beat Duxbury today 13-12 to win the Division 2 South Sectional Finals. The Hillers will play again Monday in Wellesley for the State Finals against the North Champions Winchester.

Hopkinton Fire Department Receives Over $200,000 in Federal Funding

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U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern and U.S. Sen. John Kerry today announced that the Hopkinton Fire Department has been awarded $202,274, under the Assistance to Firefighters program.

HPTA Council Representatives Needed

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Even though the school year is just ending, it’s not too early to start thinking about next year and how you can make a difference in your child’s education!

We are currently seeking candidates for the School Councils for the 2011-2012 school year. Duties include: adopting goals for the school, identifying educational needs for students, reviewing the school’s budget, and formulating a school improvement plan.

Each School Council includes a parent and teacher from each grade level and a community representative who does not have a child at the school.

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Selectmen's Preview

The Board of Selectmen is meeting next Tuesday, June 14th at 6:30. Listen as Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Operations Assistant Geri Holland give you a "sneak peek" at the topics that will be covered at Tuesday's meeting. A budget overview, committee appointments, the Town Manager's performance appraisal and more.

Come see your local town government in action! Tuesday night at Town Hall.

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Meet Meredith Prunty

From a role in Michael and Marisa’s anti-bullying music video "The Same" where she plays a student who is bullied, local resident and high school freshman and cheerleader, Meredith Prunty, is on to bigger and better things. Spotted by the directors at Toronto Pictures, an independent motion picture development, production and distribution company, Meredith will soon be appearing in their upcoming film “Abused in America”, a major motion picture that explores the horrible phenomenon of child abuse in the United States. Prunty will travel to Romania at the end of June to play Valerie, a runaway teen trying to make it on the streets.

So how does a local Hopkinton student end up making a movie in Romania? According to Meredith, it all started with her grandmother, Donna Glee Reim. Reim began acting four years ago, after stopping work as a psychiatric nurse. She has worked in over 20 films and has encouraged her granddaughter to act as well.

“She decided to bring me to an audition one day and I decided I really liked it,” said Meredith who has now been acting for about one year.

According to the Executive Producer of “Abused in America” Daria Trifu, Meredith was selected for the role of Valerie for several reasons.

“We cast Meredith Prunty in the movie not only for her talent as an actress and physical attributes, but also for her intelligence,” said Trifu.

In addition to her acting, Meredith is also a cheerleader and involved with social causes such as anti-bullying. She believes that bullying can be stopped if it is talked about and confronted.

“All it takes is someone to stand up to a bully,” said Prunty.

In addition to her role in the music video “The Same”, Prunty is also involved with other social causes and recently took part in a photo shoot as part of the NOH8 Campaign, a photographic silent protest created in direct response to the passage of Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in California.

“We were there to support them,” said Prunty. “It was a wonderful experience.”

Meredith plans to continue with all her activities and has devised a schedule to help get everything done.

“It definitely takes some time management,” said Prunty, “and my mom helps with that.”

But she plans to continue acting and doing what she loves.

UPDATE: Since her interview at the HCAM Studio, Meredith has continued to keep busy. She’s spent some time on the set of a Lifetime made for TV movie "Broken Silence" a film which deals with bullying, sexting and high school drama and also on the set of the movie "I Hate you Dad" starring Adam Sandler which is currently filming in the Boston area. She was also cast in the role as "Young Lacey Sullivan" in the locally filmed New England movie "Mark of the Dog Rose". Meredith is looking forward to another year with the Lady Hiller Cheerleaders and has recently made the level 5 All Star team with the Cheerfactor Gym located in Foxboro, MA.

To learn more, you can also join Meredith's Facebook Fan Page.

Watch the video below to see the complete interview with Meredith in the HCAM-TV Studio!

Important Reminder: Bus Fees Due June 17

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Registration period for busing for the 2011-2012 school year is in full swing and ends on June 17, 2011. K - 6 students living more than 2 miles from their school do not pay and are automatically assigned to a bus. All others must apply and pay a bus fee of $210 per student with a $420 family cap.

After June 17th, the price per student increases to $260 with a family cap of $520.

Bus routes & stops will be assigned immediately after the June 17th deadline. No new bus stops will be established to accommodate students whose payments are not received by the June 17th deadline.

Underclass Award Breakfast 2011

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Students in grades 9 through 11 gathered together to celebrate the accomplishments of the underclassmen at Hopkinton High on Thursday, June 9, 2011. Principal Alyson Geary handed out over one hundred awards in all major departments of study, as well as special corporate, community and book awards.
Department awards are decided by the teachers and special and book awards by the Guidance Department.
Students received the following awards from the various academic departments:

Art Awards
Eleventh: Shaina Belsky, Kelsey Smith
Tenth: Lynette Winshman, Aleck Venegas

Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Moving Wall in MetroWest Now

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The Vietnam Moving Wall project will be in Natick from June 9th through the 12th, at the Natick High School soccer field on West Street, next to the football filed on the same side of the street. The wall will be open to the public 24 hours a day until the afternoon of June 12th. Opening ceremonies will be held at 6:30PM on June 9th.

For a complete schedule of events, Click Here.

From The Moving Wall website:

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Cable Committee Solicits Feedback for Comcast Contract Renewal

Hopkinton's Comcast cable contract is up for renewal. Under the federal law that governs cable renewals, there is process that must be followed and one of the first steps is a public hearing to gather feedback from residents.

"First we are looking to see your comments concerning how well Comcast has performed under its existing license," said Cable Advisory Committee Chairman Kurt Fliegauf. "Second, we would like to hear comments about the community's cable needs and interests."

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