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Hopkinton Celebrates Memorial Day

Hopkinton celebrated its veterans and those who died serving the United States during an annual Memorial Day commemoration. Residents young and old came together to pay tribute to those have who sacrificed their lives. The commemoration concluded with a parade down Main Street with veterans and members of both the Boy and Girl Scouts and as well as a gun salute.

2013 Middlesex Sheriffs Youth Public Safety Academy!

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The Town of Ashland is once again participating in the free Middlesex Sheriffs Office Youth Public Safety Academy. Children who have never attended the camp before will be given priority. All forms, including the medical, must be submitted together.

Applications may be found on the website listed below, there are no hard copies available at Ashland PD at this time.

Dykema Supports Bipartisan Legislation to Move 17-Year-Olds into Juvenile Justice System

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Representative Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) joined her colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives last week to unanimously support bipartisan legislation increasing the age of juvenile jurisdiction from the 17th birthday to the 18th birthday. Massachusetts is one of only 11 states in which 17-year-olds are automatically prosecuted as adults.

Disaster Medicine

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From left: Dr. James Kenealy, Dr. Mary-Elise Manuell, Dr. Paul Biddinger, through June on Physician Focus

The bombings at the Boston Marathon hit close to home for Hopkinton and Boston, the two communities that most identify with this race, and tore at the heart of our state and nation.

But the worst of circumstances can bring out the best in some people, and how the medical community reacted to the bombings has generally been regarded as a model of emergency response. That response provides the basis for discussion in Disaster Medicine, the June edition of Physician Focus with the Massachusetts Medical Society.

Food Donations Needed

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Dear Parents of Seniors,

Donations of drinks and chips are still needed for the Senior Picnic on Monday, June 3. We need cases of water, Arnold Palmers and large boxes of individual bags of assorted chips, which you can buy at BJs. If you can help by donating any of these items, please drop them off anytime to Cathy McCrorey, 3 Blackthorne Circle or Joanne Sables, 26 Wood St. Donations can be dropped on either front porch.

Opinion: 2013 Town Meeting A Big Disappointment

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I have been attending Town Meetings for about 40 years and this year’s Town Meeting was a big disappointment from beginning to end. When it was announced that one budget (both school and the rest of the town) was being proposed to make the meeting more expedient, it became obvious it was at the expense of the voter. It seemed this year that any past decisions made at other Town Meetings were no longer pertinent.

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Detective Brennan Receives Award

At the May 21 Board of Selectmen's meeting, Detective Timothy Brennan, along with 5 other local, State and Federal investigators received an Investigative Award from Irish American Police Officers Association for their investigation into home invasions in Hopkinton and Franklin, as well as many other burglaries in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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Touch-A-Truck Raises Over $3,000 for Hopkinton Public Library

Watch the HCAM News video of the 2nd annual Touch-A-Truck Fundraiser held in the parking lot of Colella's to raise money for the Hopkinton Public Library Renovation Project.

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HEF Grants Announced for 2013-2014 School Year

Thursday, May 16th was a day of surprises for two of Hopkinton's educators as the Hopkinton Education Foundation (HEF) announced its grants for the 2013-2014 school year. A total of six grants totaling over $77,000 were awarded to educators across the district, but two of the recipients receiving the largest grants the organization has ever awarded were surprised with an early morning visit by the Grants Committee Chairperson Jennifer Breslin who was accompanied by the HCAM camera.

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Memorial Day Activities in Hopkinton

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Monday, May 27, 2013, Hopkinton will hold its annual Memorial Day commemorative events. Events will include prayers, readings, playing of “Taps”, gun salutes, a parade and will culminate with the raising of the flag and the singing of the National Anthem at the Town Common.

Events will begin at the Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville at 9:45 a.m. At 10:30 several veteran memorial locations on Mayhew Street will each be honored. The parade to the Town Common Gazebo will start at 11:15 and end at noon with the traditional raising of the flag and the singing of the National Anthem.


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