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All About Hopkinton: The United Way

Watch the HCAM News excerpt of the latest All About Hopknton as Station Manager Jim Cozzens sits down with Jen Maseda, Senior Vice President of the Tri-County United Way to discuss how she became involved witht United Way, the various programs offered by the United Way and how you can help support their mission. The full program will air beginning on Wednesday, November 21. Please check our program schedule for more details.

James N. Moriarty, 46

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James N. Moriarty, 46, died peacefully surrounded by his family and friends Friday November 9, 2012 in Boston after complications from Leukemia. He was the husband of Monica (Feest) Moriarty, to whom he was married for 19 years. Born in Washington, DC, he was the son of Nicholas and Janet (Unis) Moriarty of Olney, MD.

He graduated from Good Counsel High School, Wheaton, MD and received a B.S. degree in accounting from St. Michael’s College, Winooski, VT. He was a partner in the accounting firm of McGladrey and formerly a partner at Arthur Andersen and Caturano & Company.

Hiller XC Teams Take TVL, Coaches Named "Coach of the Year!"

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"We did it!" said Coach Jen Fairbanks. Both the boys and girls' teams won the TVL League. Both coaches won Coach of the Year for the League. Shelby Aarden won MVP of the League. And, today both teams advance to All-States. The girls have done it many times, but this is the first time that the boys' team has advanced to states as a team. "We have advanced as individuals, but not as a team." So, the Hillers will travel to Northfield Mt. in Northfield, MA next Saturday for All-States.

Evan Bishop Appointed as Interim High School Principal

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In an email to parents this afternoon, Superintendent Dr. Steven Hiersche announced that Mr. Evan Bishop has been appointed Interim Principal at Hopkinton High School, replacing Alyson Geary who will be departing at the end of December. His interim term will be from January 1, 2013 to June 30, 2013. Mr. Bishop is currently an Assistant Principal at Hopkinton High and started in Hopkinton in 2005 as a guidance counselor before being promoted to assistant principal in 2009.

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Winter Water Tips for Homeowners

Watch the HCAM News video with Hopkinton's Water and Sewer Manager Eric Carty as he offers some winter water tips for homeowners.

The Water Department responds to numerous frozen water pipe calls each winter with the majority of them located inside the home. There are several measures that homeowners can take to prevent their water pipes from freezing. The Water Department would like to offer the following tips:

ON-LINE SURVEY Open through 11/9/12

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The School Committee thanks those who attended the recent focus group conducted by the New England School Development Council (NESDEC) as part of the search process for our next Superintendent of Schools.

The School Committee values the input of faculty, staff, parents and community in determining the attributes, experience and knowledge that our next Superintendent should possess. Opinion on the immediate tasks and priorities on which our next Superintendent should focus for the next few years, will be valued as well.

Girl Scouts Collecting Blankets

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Hopkinton's Girl Scout Junior Troop 72975 met yesterday, 11/7/12 at the Hopkins Cafeteria with Community Leader, CherylAnn Lambert Walsh of Project Just Because (PJB), as part of their aMuse Journey.
Ms. Walsh spoke to the girls about her work with Project Just Because and raised their awareness of needs and opportunities to help in their community.

The 18 girl scouts brought Thanksgiving dinner themed donations to the meeting where they prepared 18 Thanksgiving Baskets.
The baskets were delivered this morning to PJB and they were delighted.

New Research Finds Northeast Region Facing Challenge Creating Next Generation of Skilled Workers

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The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston today announced that 45 percent of the Northeast region’s civilian labor force was 45 years of age or older, while only 30 percent were under the age of 35. The region’s labor force is older than the state’s labor force. As a consequence, the region faces the challenge of equipping younger workers with the skills needed to replace retiring baby boomers.

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Green Thumbs Clean Up Elmwood Playground

Watch the HCAM News video to learn more about the Elmwood Green Thumbs and their recent cleanup of the Elmwood School playground.

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Hopkinton Election Results 2012

A total of 8,688 people voted in Hopkinton on November 6, representing an 83% voter turnout, down from 87% in the last presidential election. Results are below:

President
Obama/Biden 4,197
Romney/Ryan 4,334

Senator in Congress
Elizabeth Warren 3,477
Scott Brown 5,154

Representative in Congress
Joe Kennedy 4,264
Sean Bielat 3,982

State Representative
Carolyn Dykema 4,926
Marty Lamb 3,296

State Senator
Karen Spilka

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