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Spencer C. Richardson, 73

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Spencer C. Richardson, 73, of Hopkinton, passed away Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Born in Newton, he was the son of the late Alice (Porter) and George Prentiss Richardson. He was the husband of 48 years to Barbara (Benzon) Richardson of Hopkinton.

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Video Segment: Hopkinton Drug hosted 26th Annual Open House

Hopkinton Drug hosted their annual open house, the event featured some sing-a-longs and instrument playing for the kids, popcorn, cookies and snowman design. There was also a raffle for Project Just Because to benefit those in need and many other events that took place throughout the open house weekend. HCAM news caught up with Project Manager Terry Anthony.

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Video Segment: Hillers Sports Recap 12-18-2014

The Hopkinton Hillers opened up the 2014-2015 season against the Bellingham Blackhawks after coming off a 12-8-1 season last year, and they opened it up just the way they wanted.

7:48 left in the first, Billy Allen passes to Captain Jordon Carroll, and Caroll zooms it through for a goal made it 1-0 Hopkinton. Then later in the 1st period Will Abbot had a beauty of a pass to Nikolai Saporoschetz who goes left side on Blackhawks goalie Josh Morse to make it 2-0 with 3:29 left in the 1st frame. Moments later Saporschetz goes around the net and trickles it by Morse again to make it 3-0 Hillers with 2:11 left to go in the first.

In the 2nd period the wrath of the Hillers continued as Cam Finlayson on the rebound makes it 4-0 at 5:25 left in the period. Will Abbott continued the offense putting in the 5th Hillers goal with 12:31 left in the 3rd. Freshman Owen Delaney gets in on the action adding a 6th goal with just over 6 minutes left

The Hopkinton Hillers take game 1 in style over Bellingham 6-0, Sophomore Goalie Tim McGrath had 12 saves in the shutout. Bellinghams Josh Morse had 34 saves. Nikolai Saparoshetz had a pair of goals and assists while Will Abbott and Jordan Caroll each had a goal and 2 assists. For More Information on Hillers Hockey: http://www.hcam.tv/news/hillers-win-season-opener

Also in Hillers sports, Boys and Girls indoor track and field start off 3 and 0. For more information

Hillers Basketball also started the season this week:

Friday December 12th
Boys Basketball: Dover-Sherborn Beat Hopkinton 51-39

Girls Basketball: Hopkinton beat Dover-Sherborn 47-30

Tuesday December 16th
Hillers Girls Basketball beat Millis 59-52

Safety Info From Transportation Department

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Earlier today, the Transportation Safety Review Committee met to discuss an issue of concern to all parents and their students; i.e. student safety at bus stops. The Committee agreed to ask parents to remind their students to be extra careful at this time of the year due to darkness in the early mornings and late afternoons. If a student has to cross a street to get onto the school bus, the student should always wait for a signal from the bus driver before leaving the bus stop to board the bus.

Hillers Boys and Girls Indoor Track & Field

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Indoor Track & Field

12/13/14 – Hopkinton Boys and Girls both start off 1-0 after wins against Medfield.

Boys beat Medfield 47-39
Girls beat Medfield 73-13

Boys 1st Place: Jake Benson (Hurdle), Ryan Branch (660 M), Evan Park (1000 M), Brian Gao (2 Mile), Declan McWilliams (Shot Put)

Girls 1st Place: Nicole Belisle (Hurdle), Allison Walsh (Dash), Lauren Hazzard (1 Mile), Isabelle Giordano (600 M), Emilie Mastrianni (300 M), Caitlyn Halloran (High Jump), MP Monks (1000 M), Kerry Driscoll (2 Mile), Relay: Hopkinton

Indoor Track & Field

High School Cans All Dances Due To Dirty Dancing

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A letter distributed by the High School Administration today announces no more Dances at the High School:

As you may have heard from your son/daughter, we have decided that we will no longer offer dances held at the high school including the 9/10th grade Cotillion in March. This decision excludes the Junior Prom. The Prom is held at a different venue and student behavior has not been of significant concern in the past.

Conservation Commission Hears West Elm St, DiCarlo Road

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On Monday, December 15th, the Conservation Commission met to discuss three properties, on West Elm St, DiCarlo Road, and Hayden Rowe St.

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Video Segment: Officer Phil Shows off New Uniform

Hopkinton High School School Resource Officer Phil Powers or as some of the students call him O.P. short for Officer Phil wanted a change from the standard police uniform to a more casual uniform to have a more casual approach towards the students and the public, Chief Lee agreed with the idea and allowed the uniform change. "Instead of wearing a police uniform everyday to school and dealing with the kids I asked if I could make it more softer, more kid friendly. We came up with some different shirts." A few of Officer Powers shirts serve as a representation. The Green represents the Hillers, he wears Red on Fridays for support the troop day. Each shirt has Officer Phil's badge as well as job title on the front and reads "Police" on the back to make him identifiable as a Police Officer in a casual manner. Officer Powers can be seen wearing many various Police shirts including long sleeves for the cold weather and short sleeves for the warm weather, as well as a couple various colors.

You can also view video on our You Tube Page

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Video Segment: Elmwood gets ready for another year of Wee Deliver

Around 60 students were sworn in to the Elmwood School Wee Deliver program by Hopkinton and Woodville Postmaster Carl A. Zagame,the program allows students to run their own post office. In the program students create posters, design stamps, write letters and learn the general operations of the post office. The program helps communication, writing and teamwork skills.

Principal David Ljungberg talked about the program "Our Wee Deliver program is now in it's 16th year, it's open to any students who wish to apply, we have almost 250 applicants this year and the 3rd graders in particular can apply for the postmaster positions which are in charge of other students in the program. So out of the 250 applicants this year we were able to select 60 students based on teacher recommendations." Students that wanted to become Postmasters had to take a real practice civil service exam, those who scored a perfect score went on to the next round and had to write a letter about what makes them the best candidate for the position. Some of the main skills the program teaches includes letter writing, sending and receiving mail and experience working in the mail room.

Hopkinton and Woodville Postmaster Carl A. Zagame described the duties of a postmaster; "It's a little bit of everything, starting with when the mail comes in, in the morning it gets sorted properly. In Hopkinton's instance we have 11 routes in which the mail gets delivered on a daily basis and we manage the retail with the Hopkinton Post office, which is open 8:30-5:00 for peoples needs of sending packages out, letters, Passport acceptance."

Carl mentioned that he liked the Wee Deliver program because it keeps the letter writing process going "It keeps that old tradition of getting handwritten letters going, it keeps the post office which is well over 100 years old going." "There is nothing like getting that handwritten letter weather its neat or messy, it's personalized and it's just great for everybody to keep it going."

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Video Segment: Concern About School Street / West Main Street Intersection

Angels Garden Center located near the intersection of West Main Street, Dicarlo Road and School Street has undergone numerous renovations in recent months including a new stop light, repaving and various other road fixes but concern has been expressed by a few about the current stop light system and road format. Jeff Doherty owner of Angels Garden Center is one of the concerned members of the community. Jeff stated "The folks who live on the North Side of the intersection who would like to make a left hand turn, who paid for the light a half of million dollars, they are at a disadvantage because they do not get a clear direction and a simple fix would be a 5 second delay in the light." Jeff also mentioned that the Town Manager told the DPW to make the changes and they have not done so yet.

Jeff also expressed concern that the stop lines were to far up on the road. "If somebody wanted to take a left hand turn on School Street coming up West Main, they would not be able to because there would be a car stopped at the red light." Jeff also had an issue with the stop line on West Main Street stating a right turn on school street going northward could be difficult to negotiate for a large truck or trailer if a car is stopped at the line, since the line is too far up. Jeff acknowledged that the light has dramatically decreased the amount of accidents at the intersection stating that before the light, there was at least one accident a month.

Director of Public Works John Westerling agreed with both of Jeff's concerns stating that the correction to the timing of the light is expected to be made and also stated that the contractor painted the stop lines in the wrong spot. "We are in contact with the contractor to relocate those, to move those back easterly to allow folks traveling southerly on School Street to take that left on West Main Street without their being any vehicles impeding that turn."

John stated that "Jeff has been great, he has been our eyes in the field and he lives that every day so he is aware what is going on out there. We talked about those 2 very specific problems and we are going to make changes a long those very same lines."

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