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Video: HCA "Describing the Real" Art Gallery

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts hosted an Art Gallery called describing the real, the gallery featured artwork which explores the differences in representational images. The exhibit took place in the new HCA gallery space which features 750 square feet, a 20-foot cathedral ceiling and 86 feet of running wall space. View the exhibits and interviews with arts Marsha Gleason and Lissa Banks.

"Four MetroWest artists with strong ties to the Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) have been invited to exhibit their work in a show that launches the brand new art gallery. The exhibit, “Describing the Real,”. HCA Director Kris Waldman invited three artist-faculty members and one staff person to exhibit work that explores the intriguing differences in representational image making."

The artists included:
"Sarah Alexander’s (Hopedale, MA) artwork in watercolor and mixed media is inspired by patterns in nature and movement. While recuperating from an eye illness Alexander started to paint close-up views of plants around her garden. This change in her painting style continues to inspire her work, as she likes to capture the essence of a subject more than a literal interpretation."

"Marsha Gleason (Northboro, MA) worked as an arts educator for more than 30 years in the Southboro school district. Now teaching at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Gleason has refocused on her own work, painting in oils. Her specialty is painting figures from observation. She is a member of Concord Art, where she recently won a Juror’s award at the members show."

"HCA painting teacher Priscilla Levesque, works out of her studio at Western Ave. in Lowell, MA. She is a member of the Whistler House Museum (Lowell), The Concord Art Association, the Newburyport Art Association, and the Fitchburg Art Museum. Levesque paints with casein in the pointillist technique, which was developed by Georges Seurat in the 1880’s, and her work."

"HCA staff member Lissa Banks is fascinated by nature’s infinite variety and intimate beauty. Drawn to everyday objects, Banks paintings are full of vibrant colors and deep saturation. In 2015, she won Best of Show at the Cape Cod Art Associations ‘Easel Art Online Fine Art Exhibition’ and the People’s Choice Award at the Norfolk Cultural Association Bi-Annual Juried Art Show."

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The Town of Hopkinton seeks two Firefighter/Paramedics

The Town of Hopkinton is accepting applications to fill two positions and further to establish a list of potential candidates for the FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC positions.

Salary Depending on Qualifications and in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Within twelve months of hire, the Firefighter/Paramedic shall make their principal place of residence within the boundaries of the Town of Hopkinton or at any other place within the Commonwealth that is within fifteen miles boundary to boundary of their town and the Town of Hopkinton.

The Firefighter/Paramedic is a dual role member of the department having both fire suppression and emergency medical care responsibilities. Depending on the nature of the incident, these personnel provide extrication and rescue, fire suppression or hazard control and administer emergency medical care. They are assigned to a duty group reporting to the Shift Lieutenant.

This position is technical in nature, and requires the ability to interact with patients, assess and treat medical emergencies, follow treatment protocols properly documenting finding and events on medical records. Work is usually carried out under stressful conditions with potential for contagious diseases and environments to be present, along with chemical and violence hazards.

Education, Training, Special Licensure/Certification Requirements:
• Valid CPR card
• Valid motor vehicle operator license
• Valid Massachusetts EMT-Paramedic certification Preferred
• Valid Advanced Care Life Support (ACLS) certification Preferred
• Valid Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification Preferred
• Graduation from an accredited FF I/II program Preferred

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
• Knowledge of rules and regulations governing the operation of the fire department.
• Knowledge of State Dept. of Office of Emergency Medical Services treatment protocols.
• Knowledge of state, federal and local laws relevant to the activities of the fire department.
• Knowledge of hydraulics as applied to fire fighting, building construction, related electrical codes, and locations of hazardous occupancies in the town.
• Knowledge as to the operation of all fire apparatus, ambulance and rescue equipment.
• Working knowledge as to water mains’ location, size, and operation of as applied to firefighting activities.
• Agility and strength to do prolonged and arduous work under adverse conditions.
• Ability to react quickly and remain calm under duress and strain.
• Mechanical aptitude Preferred.

Internal/External Applicants: To be considered for these vacancies or to become a potential candidate, please submit the required Application for Employment, found here, to [email protected] no later than 5:00 PM, Friday, March 18, 2016. While the preferred method of application is through e-mail or online, applications will also be accepted via walk-in or mail at: Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity employer.

The Town of Hopkinton seeks Three (3) PER DIEM Public Safety Dispatchers

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Under general guidance of the Dispatch Supervisor and direction of the Chief of Police, the Public Safety Dispatchers are part of the newly created Public Safety Communications Center. Our dedicated and highly trained professionals routinely offer life-saving medical instructions in addition to providing accurate public safety information.

Edward C. McIntire, 82

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Edward C. McIntire, 82, of Ashland and formerly of Hopkinton, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at the Beaumont Nursing Home in Westborough. Born in Reading, MA, he was the son of Edward and Gertrude (Doucette) Nordstrom, brother of the late Dick McIntire of Dover, NH and Robert Nordstrom of Topsfield and former husband of Ruth M. (Dogul) McIntire of Hopkinton.
Ed was a veteran, serving with the U.S. Air Force. He raised his family in Hopkinton, then settled in Ashland. Ed owned a successful masonry and construction company for more than 30 years.

Ralph Charles Porter, 85

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Ralph Charles Porter, 85, of Hopkinton,MA., passed away Sunday, February 28, 2016 after a 10 year battle with multiple system atrophy. Born in Hyde Park, MA., he was the son of Mildred (Boyd) and Charles E. Porter. Ralph was an Air Force Veteran.

Hiller Hockey

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The Hillers first playoff opponent is now set. Bourne beat DR/Seekonk 2-1 last night and will now face Hopkinton. The game is Thursday, 6PM @ the Bourne areana.

Assistant Superintendent to Assume Role on June 1, 2016

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The Hopkinton School Committee is pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement with Dr. Carol Cavanaugh to serve as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development. Dr. Cavanaugh will assume the Assistant Superintendent position as of June 1, 2016. The Committee unanimously supports her appointment, and authorized the Superintendent, Dr. Cathy MacLeod, to enter into negotiations with Dr. Cavanaugh and execute a contract within stated parameters, which has been successfully completed.

Hillers Basketball Playoff Games

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The Hopkinton Hillers boys who clinched a playoff spot Wednesday night by stunning Westwood 63-61 will be on the road for the Central Division 2 Quarter Finals round of the playoffs. They will take on TVL rival Medfield, Friday Night @ Medfield. Game tips off at 7:00pm.

Friday 3/4 7pm
#7 Hopkinton (10-10) @ #2 Medfield (17-3)

The Hillers girls who finished the regular season 14-6 earned a home game for the Central Division 2 Quarter Finals and first round bye. The Lady-Hillers will take on Ashland Thursday Night at 7:00pm in the HHS Athletic Center.

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Video: Board of Selectmen Meeting 2-23-2016

Here are the actions taken at the February 23rd, 2016 Board of Selectmen Meeting. You can view the full meeting below and find more information HERE.

The Board will consider approving a Marathon Fund Request for $1,750 for the purpose of transferring 16 HHS Football films from 1930 through 1982 from 8mm or 16mm films to Quick Time Files. These would be shown at various times as part of HOPTVs “From the Vault” programming.

Continued to next Board of Selectmen meeting.

The Board will consider appointing candidates to:
1. Upper Charles Trail Committee
2. Marathon Committee
3. Metrowest 495 Partnership

The Board approved the appointments of David O’Brien from an alternate (non‐voting) member, to member of the Upper Charles Trail Committee and Charles Wallace to the Marathon Committee. (5‐0)

4. Jean Bertschmann, Chair of the 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee, will close and put a final seal on one of the boxes for the time capsule and will affix a plaque to the bench.

5. The Board will consider the following parade permits for the 2016 Boston Marathon: 1. Proponent : BAA ‐ Training Run Starting Point : Main Street, Hopkinton Ending Point : Boston, MA Date & time : March 26, 2016 6 a.m. ‐ 11 a.m.

The Board approved the BAA Boston Marathon Training Run Parade Permit. (4‐0). John Countinho left room.

POLICE CHIEF: INTERIM FY16 GOALS REVIEW (DISCUSSION) 6. Police Chief will provide an update on FY16 goals and department activities.

IT DIRECTOR UPDATE (DISCUSSION) 7. Joshua Grossetti, IT Director for the Town of Hopkinton, will present an assessment of the Town’s IT program to the Board of Selectmen.

8. The Board will consider approving a Street name for three lots on a paper Street (off
Leonard Street). The proposed names are:
1. Box Mill Road
2. Mehearn Road
3. Leonard Lane
4. Leonard Circle
5. Easy Street
The Board of Selectmen approved Box Mill Road. (5‐0)

The Board will review hours of operation policy for restaurants and related establishments and then consider approving (9) licensee request for a change in hours or other aspects of their licenses.


The Chair will introduce one item to the agenda this evening, which was unknown at the time of
posting: 1. To authorize the Board Chair to sign the support letter for the Recreational Trails Program grant application.

Action: The Board voted to authorize the Chair to sign letter of support for the Recreational Trails Program grant application (4‐0).

1. EL Harvey Contract
2. Staffing Updates
3. 203 Pond Street Conservation Restriction

The Board of Selectmen voted to approve the 203 Pond Street Conservation Restriction. (4‐0)

Hopkinton Center for the Arts Liquor License Public Hearing Tuesday March 1st

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On March 1st at 8pm, the Board of Selectmen are hosting a public hearing regarding the Hopkinton Center for the Arts application for an all-liquor license. The HCA hopes to obtain a license that would allow the facility to serve alcohol from 5pm-11pm Monday-Thursday, 10am-11pm Sunday, 5pm-12am Friday and 10am-12am Saturdays.

The HCA would offer the option to purchase alcoholic beverages ONLY during a scheduled service event and not during all the hours applied for on a daily basis as they clarified in the following statement;


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