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Video Segment: Chamber of Commerce celebrates Downtown Hopkinton

The Chamber of Commerce recently held a celebration at the Bittersweet Co. Coffee Shop in downtown Hopkinton, the event was open to the public and recent renovations were discussed as well as some further renovations that will be taking place in the downtown area. Speakers included; Chamber of Commerce President Scott Richardson, Selectmen Ben Palleiko and Chamber of Commerce Secretary Ron Foisy.

Also at the downtown celebration, new Hopkinton business owners talked about their services. The speakers included owner of Vinny’s Pizza, Mark Kosa,, Owner of Bittersweet Co. Hope Hellberg and Co-owners of Swoon Lisa Strang and Kathleen Mazur.

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Video Segment: Hopkinton Real Estate Report October 2014

Homes for Sale in Hopkinton have increased from 58 in September 2013 to 73 in September 2014. Despite more homes for sale, the median asking price increased 26% from last year to just under $600,000. From July 1st to September 30th of this year, 76 homes have sold, which is 29% more than last year at this time. The Median Sales price is up to $637,000 in Hopkinton, 7% more than last year. Overall sellers are experiencing a 46% increase for time on market to 60 average days. Sellers have received an average of 98% of their asking price which indicates listing prices are realistic to what buyers are willing to pay in the current market.

The least expensive home to sell in Hopkinton during the 3rd quarter of 2014 was 62 West Main Street which sold for $175,000 (Asking Price was $197,000). 62 West Main Street features 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath with a one car under-garage and was built in 1953. The most expensive home sold in Hopkinton in the 3rd quarter of 2014 was 15 Wescott Drive which sold for $1,740,000 (Asking Price was $1,999,900). 15 Wescott features 5 bedrooms, 6 full baths and a 3 full car garage.

Watch the Video as Kathleen Buckley breaks down home sales in Hopkinton from July 1st to September 30th of this year.

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 members representing the ESBC voted for DRA as their first choice design team; DRA garnered the most votes from the panel. DRA was chosen 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 Saturday Night (October 18th, 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!


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