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2015 Boston Marathon Results

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Carole Rotich of Kenya wins The Boston Marathon on women's side with time of 2.24.55, 2013 champion Lelisa Desisa of Ethopia wins on Men's side with time of 2.09.17. Last years Men's winner Meb Keflezighi finished 8th at a time of 2.12.42. The leading American was Dathan Rizenhien who finished 7th at a time of 2.11.20.

Top 5 Results:

Men's Wheelchair Division:

1st: Marcel Hug (Switzerland) 1:29:53

2nd: Masazumi Soejima (Japan) 1:36:27

3rd: Ernst Van Dyk (South Africa) 1:36:27

4th: Kota Hotinoue (Japan) 1:36:29

Man Drowns in Whitehall

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On Saturday April 18, 2015, at approximately 11:36 pm, Hopkinton Police received a 911 call reporting suspicious activity at their residence. A second 911 call was received immediately after the initial call, reporting three people were in a canoe on Lake Whitehall and the canoe had overturned spilling all three people into Lake Whitehall.

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Video Segment: Hopkinton Middle School Desire to Inspire 2.62 Mile Run/Walk

Hundreds of students gathered from Hopkinton Middle school for the annual 2.62 mile run or walk as part of the desire to inspire program. For the 2nd straight year Johnny Cowen crossed the finish line first at a time of 17 minutes and 15 seconds. "This is a really special moment that brings our entire Middle School community together." said Middle School Principal Alan Keller. Keller believes that the event is great for motivating students "the first student that runs across the finish line is an amazing accomplishment, but there's so many other accomplishments a long the way, some of the students who walked and seeing them be able to cross the finish line, it's an amazing accomplishment for a lot of different people in a lot of different ways."

To see the interview with Middle School Principal Alan Keller and scenes from the event check out the video below.

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Video Segment: Snappy Dogs is back open!

Just over a month ago Colella’s Supermarket closed their doors and a few weeks after that, Crosspoint Associates of Waltham purchased the property. With the property changing hands, this put the future of the well known locally owned Snappy Dogs hot dog stand in jeopardy, just a couple weeks before they were due to open, owners Lisa and Teresa received word that for the time-being they can open in their usual spot, the Collela’s Parking lot, last week they had their 1st day and a great turnout was on hand.

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Video Segment: Elite Kenyan Runners visit Elmwood School

As part of the John Hancock scholars and stars program. Some of the elite Kenyan runners visited Elmwood school. The athletes got to check out some artwork and dances relating to the Kenyan culture the students worked on. The annual event is always one of the favorite days of the year for alot of the students and staff.

In addition to a few students, HCAM News talked to runners Bernard Kipyego (winner of Amsterdam Marathon and 3rd in Boston Marathon last year), Wesley Korir (2012 Marathon winner and member of the Kenyan Parliament) and Caroline Rotich (Former winner of Prague and Las Vegas Marathon) as well as Master of Ceremonies and legendary broadcaster Larry Rawson.

Poetry for the People

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Join local poet Cheryl Perreault and your friends and neighbors at the Hopkinton Public Library on Saturday, April 25 at 1:30 PM to share great poems! Bring a favorite poem by a poet you admire to share with the group, or come just to listen. Please note: You don't have to have participated in the library's poetry marathon to attend.

Lois Marie Byrd Petrich, 84

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Lois Marie Byrd Petrich, 84, of Hopkinton, passed away unexpectedly at Metrowest Medical Center on Thursday, April 16, 2015. She was born in Houston, Texas on January 22, 1931, to Juel Byrd and Thelma Thompson. Lois married Glenn Petrich on July 24, 1948; they lived in several cities due to his military career before settling in Tomball, Texas and eventually divorcing in 1976. She was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1967 and defied the odds by beating her cancer. Lois served as a bookkeeper for her brother Kenneth’s tax assessment business for many years before retiring in 2003.

Hiller Girls Tennis 3-0 Beating Medway

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Hiller Girls Varsity Tennis Team hosted the Medway Mustangs on Wednesday a took them in 5 straight sets. Maria Parfenova had her first varsity start, winning at second doubles with Devon LaMachia 6-2, 6-2. The Hillers League Record is 1-0 and Overall Record: 3-0. The Lady Hillers will be off practicing during their April Break and will return to Action on Monday, April 27 when they travel to Ashland for a 3:30 pm match.

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Video Segment: Hopkinton H.S. Honors Artwork on Display at Hopkinton Center for the Arts

Currently on display at the Hopkinton Center for the arts is the artwork of 11 student artists from Hopkinton High School who were chosen by instructors and peers to have their work displayed as part of the Hopkinton High School Honors art exhibit. The display will be open to the public at the Center for the Arts until April 25th.The exhibit features paintings, sculpture, drawings and more. Kelly Grill, Executive Director of the Hopkinton Center for the Arts is always amazed about the quality of the artwork; "we marvel at the work every year, these artists are exceptionally talented.. it's definitely one of the biggest shows, we can't say enough about the talent, we're just so amazed these are just high school kids.. the talent is exceptional and we love having them here."

Featured Student Artists:
Annie Dumas
Victoria Feng
Lauren Hazzard
Chryssanthi Barris
Max Charteris
Mia Coutinho
Maggie Siegfried
Emily Joyce
Maddie Juffras
Sara Freedman
Graham Kulig

Video 1: Meet some of the artists and get a look at the exhibit

Video 2: Visual Art instructor Colleen Gianino and HCA executive director Kelly Grill talk about the exhibit.

Brian Karp Announces Run for School Committee

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Dear Hopkinton Residents,

My name is Brian Karp, and I am pleased to announce my candidacy for School Committee.  My decision to run came after the School Committee approved the 2015-2016 school calendar eliminating traditional days off for religious holidays.  I believe that the School Committee's action erodes family values − values that help make our community strong.  

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