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Weather Trends in Hopkinton: July 26th - August 2nd

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According to the DPW weather station, the highest temperature reached in Hopkinton last week was 94.6 degrees, the lowest was 56.2. Average temperature last week in Hopkinton was 73.9 degrees. Humidity was at an average of 77.6%, the peak was 98% while the lowest was 34%. Wind Speed averaged 1.1 MPH, while reaching a high of 14 MPH. Precipitation accumulated 0.44 inches last week in Hopkinton. You can see all the averages for Hopkinton below and be on the lookout for future weather updates in Hopkinton.

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Video: Hopkinton Police Department Host 2nd Annual "National Night Out"

For the 2nd straight year the Hopkinton Police Department took part in National Night out. The night is intended to bring local communities closer with their local Police Departments and help crime prevention. Attendees of national night out got a tour of the police cruiser as well as enjoyed food and games and got a closer glimpse of the hard work involved to protect and serve the community.

In the Video: Chief Edward Lee and event organizer Stephen Buckley talked about the successful event, Sergeant Scott Van Raalten showed off some gear used by the regional swat team, you will also see some scenes from the K9 demonstration by Officer Matt Stone of the Holliston Police Department with his Canine companion "Cesh".

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Keep Smilin' 4 Abbie 2015 Field Hockey Fundraiser Games

The 2nd annual Keep Smilin 4 Abbie Field Hockey Fundraiser was a success and helped raise $20,000 in funding research and raising awareness for anaphylaxis. Keep Smilin 4 Abbie was set up in honor of Abbie Benford who passed away from an anaphylactic reaction at the age of 15.
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In the First Video see the full broadcast as Parents took on the Teachers in a 2, 10-minute halves matchup, and the Hillers took on Hillers Alumni in a 2, 20 minute halves Field Hockey Game.

In the Second Video, on the field scenes from HCAM News of the Parents VS Teachers.

In the Third Video, on the field scenes from HCAM News of the Hillers VS Hillers Alumni

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HCAM News 7-24-2015

On this edition of HCAM News, we will show you some of the scenes as 2 Hopkinton Time Capsules were unveiled, Camp Bailout, a Firefighters and Emergency Medical Services Summer camp for Girls took place and many locals attended and we have highlights from the final week of Ashland Legion Baseball but first at the July Board of Selectmen meeting, CVS moving into the former Colella’s was the big topic of discussion.

Photo Courtesy: Camp Bailout

Art Teacher Wanted for Center School

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Job Posting # 16-10
Opening Date: August 4, 2015
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
TITLE: Elementary Art Teacher
TYPE OF POSITION: Part-time (.4), 2015-2016 school year; salary commensurate with
experience and education
LOCATION: Center School, Hopkinton, Massachusetts
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: All qualified candidates
The Elementary Art Teacher develops in each student, an interest in and the ability for creative
expression in visual terms, using skills and techniques of artistic expression appropriate to the

HHS Top of the Hill Class of 2015

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The Hopkinton High School Top of the Hill Program honors alumni for their exceptional achievements and contributions to society. This program is brought to you by The Hopkinton Parent Teacher Association, The Hopkinton Education Foundation, and the Hopkinton High School.

Class of 2015 Inductees:.

Paul Phipps - 1939 .

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Video: Keep Smilin' 4 Abbie 2nd Annual Field Hockey Fundraiser

The 2nd annual Keep Smilin 4 Abbie Field Hockey Fundraiser was a success and helped raise $20,000 in funding research and raising awareness for anaphylaxis. Keep Smilin 4 Abbie was set up in honor of Abbie Benford who passed away from an anaphylactic reaction at the age of 15.

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In the first video: See highlights and hear from Father of Abbie, Stephen Benford. Stephen talked about the progress KeepSmilin4Abbie has made and the festivities at the 2nd annual field hockey event. Also in the 1st video President of Weston Nurseries and member of the community team in the Field Hockey match, Peter Mezitt talked to HCAM news about taking part in the event.

In the Second Video: See highlights from the Field Hockey matches and interviews with players from the Hillers and the Hillers Alumni team. In the First game, the Community and Parents ended in a 1-1 tie. In the 2nd game, the Alumni took down the Current Hillers 1-0.

Cross Point Associates Sends Open Letter to Hopkinton Community regarding Downtown Parking

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The owner of the former Colella's property, Waltham based "Crosspoint Associates" Managing President John Hueber recently sent an open letter regarding parking in the downtown area. The letter stated that Crosspoint Associates would like to share their parking spaces while parking options downtown are "limited". "We want to encourage you to frequent your downtown and enjoy all that the local businesses and restaurants have to offer. Therefore we would like to share our parking lot with the community for use while enjoying the downtown when parking options are limited."

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Video: Enter Stage Left Theater Cast talks "Taming of the Shrew"

From Thursday July 30th through Saturday August 1st, many locals enjoyed a night at the town common for a free viewing of Shakespeare's' "Taming of the Shrew" from the Hopkinton Center for the Arts "Enter Stage Left Theater" program. Under the direction of Thomas Kee, the play was a success and the performers enjoyed taking part in the outdoor production.

In the below video you can see scenes from the play and some of the cast talks about the production; The 2 main characters in the play "Kenneth" played by Alex Wersted from Hopedale and "Petruchia" played by Barbara O' Toole from Worcester and also "Baptiste" played by Barbara Kessler of Hopkinton.

To view an HCAM News interview with the Director of the play, Thomas Kee click here.

Also be on the lookout for the full production of "Taming of the Shrew" airing soon on HCAM!

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Video: Art on the Trail 2015

This August, the Hopkinton Center for the Arts and the Upper Charles Trail Committee hosted their first Hopkinton Center Trail Art Walk. The Art Walk has an array of outdoor sculptures at highly visible sites along the Center Trail. Bird houses with designs can also be seen a long the trail. Groups and artists that helped create the work along the trail include; Michael Lisnow Respite Center, The Hopkinton Senior Center, Golden Pond, The Serenity House and Girl Scout Troop 85290.

Toward the beginning of the trail you will see a colored sand and pebbles design entitled "Carpet" by Upton Native and artist Lauren Scheuer, the piece is inspired by Middle eastern carpet designs. Another piece here is entitled "Hope Imagined, Hope Realized" was created by Town Clerk Geri Holland a long with the Serenity House. The piece features a big nest with among the contents Inside displaying positive messages.

Saturday September 19th at 2pm, Local Poets will be along the trail, the poets are using the trail and the artwork as influence for orginal poems to be read during the September 19th ceremony. Art on the trail will be displayed until September 26th, so you can walk or jog the trail while looking at some fantastic artwork.

One of the pieces of work features colorful spiderweb designs and is called Grandmother Spider, it was created by Artist, Cathy Weaver Taylor. On her website she describes the piece as "recycling of discarded material to make something new that shines in the light reminding us of Grandmother spider connecting us all in this fragile piece we call the web of life."

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