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HHS Drama Ensemble's "The Tempest" Opens Today!

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The Hopkinton High School Drama Ensemble will be performing 3 showings of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" in March at the High School Auditorium.

Show times are Thursday, March 12, at 4:00 pm. Friday and Saturday March 13 and 14 at 7:00 pm.

Tickets are $10.00 for General Admission and $5.00 for Students and Senior Citizens.

All proceeds are to benefit the Drama Ensemble's trip to Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland.

Fifth Annual Boosters Fundraiser featuring Hot Accoustics

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Sign up today for the Hopkinton High School Athletic Boosters fifth annual sports fundraiser to be held at the Hopkinton Country Club on Saturday, March 14, from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Tickets are now only $60 per person. Back by popular demand, “Hot Acoustics” band will rock the house and there will be plenty of cool raffle prizes and silent auction items such as sports artwork from the NE Sports Museum.

Maurice Ralph Boody Sr., 80

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Maurice Ralph Boody Sr., 80, of Garner, North Carolina and formerly of Woodville, MA passed away March 7, 2015. Born in Portland, ME, he was the son of the late Annie Mae (Gregor) and Ralph Boody. He was the husband of the late June (Gilliam) Boody who passed away in 1998.

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Video Segment: Ashland and Hopkinton Talk Fire Department Merger

Hopkinton and Ashland held public meetings in each town to talk about a possible merger of the towns Fire Departments. Hopkinton Fire Chief Ken Clark mentioned the potential merger has been talked about since 2003.Throughout the last 12 years or so, studies on budget, needs, equipment, personnel and facility needs have been done in both towns. Both departments have a similar staffing structure, Hopkinton features 5 administrative staff members and 4 duty groups which feature 5 Fire Fighters. Overall Hopkinton features 16 responders and a 21 member staff compared to Ashland's 3 administrative staff, 16 responders and overall 19 member staff.

Hopkinton Town Manager Norman Khumalo talked about reasons the merger is a possibility; "The combined capital plan would allow the communities to use greater efficiency when purchasing new apparatus. This practice is already in place, for example, there is equipment that Ashland purchased and because of that reason there is no reason for Hopkinton to purchase." An example of equipment Hopkinton uses is Ashland's ladder truck.

Hopkinton's Pat O' Brien expressed disagreement with the proposed plan at the Hopkinton meeting stating concern that in certain areas such as Woodville it could take more time to get an Ashland ambulance than a Westborough ambulance. Former Ashland Firefighter Izzy Assencoa also was in disagreement with the proposed plan; "I think both towns should start taking care of their own town, we're fine in Ashland.. We need more guys.. My ladder truck in Ashland comes here all the time, I know it's mutual aid, that's the way it is.. I'm paying for that ladder, I think Hopkinton should get their own ladder."

Hopkinton Selectmen John Mosher closed out the public meeting with the reminder that the merger is only a possibility for both towns and public input is encouraged. "We are looking for creative ways to meet the explosive demands that both towns are experiencing, and I think anyone driving through both towns will see some of the unique demands particularly coming up on the border of the two towns...this merger is an attempt that has the roots and operational demands and has been promoted thus far by both chiefs and we'll continue to take public input and both Boards of Selectmen will consider that and we'll move forward ."

If the plan proceeds Selectmen in both towns are expected to decide if they should seek approval for a town meeting and develop a capital plan sometime during the summer. If the plan ends up passing in both towns, the cross-town fire department is expected to be in full operation by July 1st, 2016.

For More Information watch the video below and stay tuned to HCAM News.

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Video Segment: Marlborough takes down Hopkinton Boys Basketball in Semi-Finals

Hopkinton went to WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) on Monday March 2nd to take on 1st seeded 18 and 3 Marlborough in the Semi-Finals after winning in the first round at Wayland High School 53-48. Hopkinton lost a close well fought out game 55-40. The Hillers trailed most of the way but with 6:22 left in the 4th got within 2 and trailed 37-35. The Hillers were then outscored 18-5 in the final minutes. Matt Locke led the way for the Hillers with 11 points, Brian Short put up 18 points for Marlborough.

Planning Board Discusses Town Meeting Articles

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Town Meeting Articles were a main topic of discussion for the Planning Board during their Monday, March 9 meeting. Among these were a proposed article for parking in the Downtown Business district and the Crossroads Redevelopment district.

Simple Rules Make Life Easier

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At school or on the playing field, teens know that they need to follow the rules. It should be no different at home. Here's how a simple set of rules will help everything go much smoother:
Change misbehavior by setting positive goals. Concentrate on what you want your teen to do, not what you don't want him to do.
Say what you mean and mean what you say. Clearly communicate expectations and limits. If you must enforce a rule, enforce it every time.

ESBC Approves New Enrollment Numbers

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The Elementary School Building Committee met Monday, March 10th, to update the committee and the public about recent meetings between the committee heads and the Massachusetts School Building Authority.

Upcoming Decorations Workshops for the Post Prom Party

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Upcoming Decorations Workshops for the Post Prom Party:

Wednesday, March 11th and Thursday ,March 19th
6:00-9:00pm in the HHS Cafeteria

All are welcome and needed!
No commitment, you don’t have to join our committee, just come have some fun cutting, painting, measuring, etc.
Come for the whole time or whatever time you can spare.
Be creative or follow our lead.
We would love to see you there!

- Post Prom Decorating Committee

Premiere Firefighting Camp for Girls Taking Applications Now

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In coalition with the Ashland Fire Department and the Board of Selectmen, Camp
Bailout Summer Program will be held, for the fifth consecutive year, July 13th
through the 17th.


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