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Marlborough Panthers take down the Hopkinton Hillers

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On Monday night the Marlborough Panthers eliminated the Hopkinton Hillers, winning in the Central Division 2 semi-finals at Worcester Polytechnic Institute 55-40. The Hillers made a remarkable comeback and got within two points in the 4th quarter after trailing most of the game but the Hillers offense went cold in the closing minutes. The Hillers could not get anything going in the first quarter as Marlborough hit 5 times from 3-point land and outscored Hopkinton 18-5 in the first quarter.

Historical Lecture: "The Story of Hopkinton: 1600-1776"

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Hopkinton's Chuck Joseph will present "The Story of Hopkinton: 1600 - 1776 as part of the 300th Anniversary historical lectures series on Wednesday, March 25 at 7PM at the Hopkinton Public Library.

The event is sponsored by the Hopkinton 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee, the Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library and the Hopkinton Center for the Arts.

Light refreshments will be served.

We hope to see you there!

Hopkinton Boys Eliminate Wayland

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In-front of a packed house at Wayland High School, the Hillers took down the Warriors 53-48 in the Central Division 2 Quarter Finals. The 1st quarter was a good offensive battle. Warriors Sophomore Forward Joey Luchetti (17 points) knocked down three 3 point field goals in the 1st to help Wayland to a 17-13 lead heading into the 2nd quarter.

ESBC Begins To Look at School Layouts, Updates Public Forum Schedule

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All models looked similar, with a three-winged model separating classrooms, extracurricular rooms, and the gym and cafeteria spaces.
In all three of the models, the academic spaces would be separated from the gymnasium and public spaces; this would make the building safer and more accessible for extracurricular activities after hours. Some models had to be adjusted slightly; the Center school site's wings were bowed inward to accommodate the smaller land area for that site.

A disease once eliminated, now back

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Measles was declared eliminated from the United States 15 years ago, yet within the last five years cases have increased. The latest outbreak at Disney World, which began last December and has since led to more than 150 cases in 17 states, is a stark reminder that vaccine-preventable diseases can, without vigilance, return easily, spread quickly, and be dangerous.

HHS Athletics Adopts New Registration Program

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This spring we are introducing our new athletic registration program FamilyID. Parents and students will register for all sports using Family ID. Please visit the Athletic Department webpage on the Hopkinton Public School website. Here you will find the link to sign up for Family ID and register your child. Please register by March 13th

Please note a hard copy of your child’s current physical (within 13 months) must be on file in the Athletic Trainers Office not with the nurse.

Gov. Baker To Announce Snow Storm Loan Fund

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As a result of significantly reduced patronage during recent snow storms, many Massachusetts small businesses have lost sales and fallen behind in meeting their financial obligations, including payroll. This can have a negative impact as it ripples through the local economy, on business owners and employees.

New England Truck Driver Expo attracts Top Trucking Companies in the Region

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The New England Truck Driver Expo is filling a critical need for local transportation and trucking companies in New England. This event, billed as “the premier career and industry event for CDL drivers,” is bringing together the area’s top transportation and trucking companies and connecting them to a qualified pool of truck drivers.

80 Years of Service

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Jean Scarlata, who retired this past fall, was on hand as the Selectman honored, Louie Mongiat, who retired after 46 years of service to the town. Louie started with the Highway Department in 1968. He moved over to the water department and also was on call for emergencies for the sewer department. Louie also worked many years as an on call Fire Fighter. He truly embodied the spirit of helping out any and all departments and any citizen he encountered. He was a member of the Marathon Committee and was a prominent figure involved in the painting of the starting line each year.

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Video Segment: Snow Removal Update

In the month of February we have seen a blizzard, 2 massive snow storms dropping nearly a foot of snow and 4 straight weekends with a significant snowstorm. The snow has caused mayhem in the Boston area and repeatedly closed schools and businesses across the state. DPW or roadway departments and cleanup crews have been working nonstop throughout New England over the last few weeks. Recently DPW Director of Hopkinton, John Westerling gave HCAM news an update on the current status of snow cleanup in Hopkinton.

Westerling mentioned during a typical snowstorm 45 pieces of equipment are used which includes DPW equipment and private contractors. Due to the record snowfall, DPW workers and independent contractors through the recent days have worked through the night to clear sidewalks, push snow off of streets, clean up public parking lots and eliminate dangerous snow mounds. Throughout the last few nights a full compliment of equipment has been out to remove snow from the downtown area, schools, fire and police parking lots and other public parking areas.

John also mentioned that due to the record amount of snowfall extra money had to be spent on snow removal; "town meeting last year, appropriated $350,000 for snow and ice removal and we exceeded that." In accordance with Mass general laws, the DPW received permission to overspend the appropriated budget on snow and ice removal. "I would say that the difficult part has been the continuous effort" Blizzard Juno dropped 31 inches of snow and the following weekend 16 more inches of snow fell followed by a couple smaller storms. Westerling emphasized the most difficult part has been keeping up with the snow due to the continuous storms that have occurred. "it's just compound the effort and makes you go back to square one with snow plowing, treating the roads, widening intersections, widening roads, removing the snow." Westerling did not know the exact amount that has been spent on snowfall removal so far due to incoming invoices from independent contractors.

Westerling praised the hard work the DPW and cleanup crews have put in throughout the record setting snowfall; "Hopkinton is blessed with a dedicated and committed crew at the department of public works, the highway, water and sewer departments, those gentlemen have been working long hours and are dedicated to providing the best service to the community making the roads safe, navigable and just doing the best they can for the community."

For more information watch the video

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