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Video: Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito visits Hopkinton

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito who took part in the Hopkinton 300th anniversary opening ceremony was back in Hopkinton to meet with Town Manager Norman Khumalo and other local business and government leaders as part of the "Building Stronger Communities" tour. Lieutenant Governor Polito is the Chair of "The Community Compact Cabinet" which serves to strengthen partnerships in all cities and towns across the state.

The Lieutenatnt Governor spoke with HCAM News about the meeting; "The goal today was to have a conversation on where Hopkinton is and how the state can be a better partner." Lt. Governor Polito mentioned that one of the goals of Hopkinton is to improve the commercial tax base since Hopkinton is largely a residential community.

Lt. Governor Polito spoke of how the state is working on becoming a better partner with local communities such as Hopkinton; "We need to really watch unfunded mandates, regulations and barriers to growth in a community like Hopkinton." Governor Baker and Lieutenant Governor Polito would like to see the Community Compact program spread across the state; "I wanted to make that available to Hopkinton because their already achieving a high level of management here and just challenge them to do a little bit more, raise the bar in terms of best practices and see if we can be a better partner by providing some resources in helping them achieve that goal."

Polito mentioned that the program could help put Hopkinton in line for larger grants for infrastructure improvements and various other needs. "We want to make sure we are reaching all of the communities in our commonwealth in every part of the commonwealth, not just the big cities but the smaller communities, the midsize communities like Hopkinton and really just build that relationship between state and municipal government."

To hear more, watch the interview below.

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Full Senior Recognition Night and Commencement Ceremony Videos

The Full video's for the Senior Recognition Night and 2015 Graduation Ceremony are below.

Video 1: Class of 2015 Senior Recognition Night

Video 2: Class of 2015 Commencement

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Video: Natick Soldier R,D&E Presents Equipment Enhancements at Senior Center

Chief of Public Affairs for the US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center, David A. Accetta showed off some enhancements with Military gear at the senior center following the Veteran's monthly breakfast. Accetta is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army and served during a number of Military operations during the 2000's in the Middle East. Accetta showed off various body armor and helmets from throughout the years and pointed out various enhancements made leading to what is currently being used.

Accetta mentioned that a large variety of work is done at the research, development & engineering center; "we test equipment constantly, we do a lot of different work at the US Army Natick Labs". In addition to individual equipment for personal protection, the center does load carriage (backpacks), shelters, personal & cargo parachute systems and many other forms of equipment needed. One other piece of equipment the former Colonel showed off was a pair of sunglasses used to lessen the harm of lasers; "there is a sensor in the front and it protects against directed energy." The glasses are designed to figure out the point of impact and pixelate the laser to make it dark and take away the harm of the laser. Accetta mentioned that feedback from soldiers currently in the field and veterans is important in development; "we consider service members always service members and we value their opinions and value their experience."

You can find more information at: http://nsrdec.natick.army.mil/

More information is also included in the video below.

Hillers Move To Sectional Championships

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The Girls Varsity Tennis Team traveled to Apponequet Regional High School in Lakevile to win a tight match against the undefeated Lakers.
All of the Hillers wins were in three set matches. #2 Zoe Komodromos 4-6, 6-2, 6-2; #3 Elisabeth Cooperman 6-2, 3-6, 6-3; #1 Doubles Sydney and Laney Emerson 7-6 (7-3), 5-7, 6-3; #2 Doubles Devon LaMachia and Steph Pearson 5-7, 6-0, 6-3.

Hillers improve to a League Record of 13-1, 20-1 overall.

The Sectional Championship match is Friday June 12th against #4 seed Foxboro, 3:00 PM at Medway High School.

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Video: Coach Greco and Keane talk Hillers Summer Basketball Camp

Hopkinton Parks and Recreation is hosting Boys and Girls Basketball Camps this Summer. Below are the details and video of Hillers Girls Varsity Head Coach Mike Greco and Hillers Boys Varsity Head Coach Tom Keane talking about the camps.

Come and learn basketball’s basic skills with the Hopkinton High School staff, former and current Hillers varsity players. Players practice individual skills through fun and competitive drills. Players will learn about team play and sportsmanship while gaining experience through a morning and afternoon game.

Players of all abilities are welcome to learn from High School athletes and coaches

Girls Camp Details (Grades 4-9 Invited)
Locations: Hopkinton High School - Athletic Center (grades 7-9)
Hopkinton Middle School - Brown Gym (grades 4-6)
Time: 9:00 am- 2:00pm
Dates: July 20-24
Cost: $200.00
Coached by Mike Greco, Varsity Coach Hopkinton High School

To Sign up for the Girls Camp, Click following link: https://www.hopkintonrec.org/info/activities/program_details.aspx?Progra...

Boys Camp Details (Grades 4-9 Invited)
Players of all abilities are welcome to learn from High School athletes and coaches

Locations: Hopkinton High School - Athletic Center (grades 7-9)
Hopkinton Middle School - Brown Gym (grades 4-6)
Time: 9:00 am- 2:00pm
Dates: Session I: July 13- 17
Session II: July 27- 31
Cost: $200.00
Coached by Tom Keane, Varsity Coach - HHS Boys Basketball

To sign up for the Boys Camp click following link: https://www.hopkintonrec.org/info/activities/program_details.aspx?Progra...

Weather Trends in Hopkinton: May 30th-June 7th

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According to the DPW weather station, the highest temperature reached in Hopkinton last week was 79.6 degrees, the lowest was 41.5. Average temperature last week in Hopkinton was 57.4 degrees. Humidity was at an average of 73.4%, the peak was 86% while the lowest was 29%. Wind Speed averaged 2 MPH, while reaching a high of 14 MPH. Finally some well needed rain with 2.93 inches of Precipitation falling last week in Hopkinton. You can see all the averages for Hopkinton below and be on the lookout for future weather updates in Hopkinton.

Lois Louise (Bell) OLeary, 81

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Lois Louise (Bell) OLeary, age 81, of Natick, died on Monday morning, June 8, 2015, at Spaulding Hospital in Cambridge. She was the loving wife of the late William L. Bill OLeary, with whom she shared 56 years of married life. Born, raised and educated in Jacksonville, Florida, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Rebecca (Sandler) Bell. She continued her education at the New England Conservatory of Music, earning degrees in music and music education. Louise and Bill were married on May 30, 1956, her 22nd birthday.

Hopkinton Middle School Bus on way to Washington D.C. stopped by Flat Tire.

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Hopkinton Middle School Principal Alan Keller wrote the below letter to parents after one of the busses on the way to Washington D.C. was stalled because of a flat tire. Despite the unfortunate situation, students are still making the best of the circumstances. Picture was posted by one of the teachers on the trip.

Dear Parents,

It has been a long day for the students and adults on Bus 5, but as previously communicated, upon changing the tire, it was determined that the bus could not safely resume the trip.

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Video Playlist of 2015 Commencement Ceremony

On our You Tube page you can view highlights of the Senior Night and Graduation Ceremonies. Below is our 2015 Commencement Highlights

The videos below in order:
Commencement Song
Valedictorian Speech
Superintendent Speech
Salutatorian Speech
Principals Adress
Class President Speech

You can also find pictures of the Commencement Ceremonies Here: http://www.sceneinhopkinton.org/p1050975389

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Video Playlist of 2015 Senior Recognition Night Ceremonies

On our You Tube page you can view highlights of the Senior Night and Graduation Ceremonies. Below is our Senior Night playlist.

The videos below in order:
Senior Night Class Gifts
National Anthem
Senior Recognition Night: Nick Pontes
Senior Night Musical Selection
Senior Recognition Night Student Council President

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