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National Reading Month Kicks Off at Elmwood School

To mark the March 2nd birthday of children's author Dr. Seuss, the National Education Association launched its Read Across America Day program 12 years ago, with the goal of using Seuss's work as a vehicle to encourage reading.

Watch the HCAM News video to see Elmwood's students dressed up as their favorite Seuss characters and listen as Elmwood's librarian, Elizabeth Weldon talks about the goals and activities planned for the month long reading event.

B.A.A. Increases Marathon Support Dollars to $85,000

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In a letter addressed to Selectman Chairman Ben Palleiko dated February 1, Boston Athletic Association (BAA) Executive Director Thomas Grilk announced that in 2013 the B.A.A. was able to increase its level of support and contribution to the Town of Hopkinton to the amount of $85,000.

Selectmen to Appoint Elementary School Building Committee Members

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At their meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 5, the Board of Selectmen will consider appointing 13 candidates to the Elementary School Building Committee, including four community seats.

Three Students Peform at All-State Concert

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Hopkinton High School students Ryan Turano '15, Blair Guild '13 and Travis Murdock '14 performed at the 2013 Massachusetts All-State Concert on Saturday, March 2 at Boston's Symphony Hall. Ryan and Travis performed with the All-State Band and Blair performed with the All-State Chorus. More than 2000 students from across the Commonwealth auditioned for places in the All-State groups. The students attended rehearsals over a three-day conference at the Seaport World Trade Center which culminated in the performance at Symphony Hall.

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Video of Chief Flannery's Resignation

Watch the video segment from the Tuesday, February 26 meeting of the Board of Selectmen as Police Chief Richard Flannery announces his resignation effective June 30, 2013.

School Committee Finalizes Agreement with MacLeod

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The Hopkinton School Committee is pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement with Ms. Cathy MacLeod to serve as the Superintendent of Schools. Ms. MacLeod will assume the Superintendent position as of July 1, 2013. The committee unanimously supported the 3 year contract that includes a salary of $170,000.00.

Hopkinton School Committee and Hopkinton Teachers’ Association Reach Multi-Year Agreement

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The School Committee, is pleased to report that an agreement has been reached between the Committee and the Hopkinton Teachers’ Association. The School Committee unanimously supported the agreement following endorsement recommendations made by negotiating team members Dr. Hiersche, Rebecca Robak and Scott Aghababian. This multi-year agreement includes modest wage increases to our valued professionals, allowing us to keep our salaries competitive with surrounding communities.

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Hopkinton Public Library to Present All Things Jane Austen

Her novels have captivated readers for over 200 years and have inspired various movie adaptations. Now as part of Women's History Month in March, Jane Austen's works will be celebrated in Hopkinton. On March 6th at 7pm, the library encourages adults and young adults, fans of Austen's work and Austen novices alike, to join in a discussion about her books and her life.

As part of the Austen discussion night, from now until the event, patrons are asked to vote for their favorite Austen novel by either emailing Adult Services Librarian Susan Marshall at, or by going to the library and filling out a form at the front desk. Results will be revealed that night.

And if one Austen celebration isn't enough for you, the library is also hosting an authentic Austen-era tea party on March 15th at 7pm. All of Austen's work, including many movie adaptations of her novels, are currently available at the library.

Watch the HCAM News interview with Susan Marshall and Denise Kofron to learn more!

February 2013 "Shoot" Photos

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What happened in Hopkinton during the month of February? From Hopkinton's first "Take Your Child to the Library Day", to a visit from Congressman Kennedy, the resignation of Police Chief Flannery and lots of snow, pictures tell the story. Click Here for all of our photos featured on "The Shoot" on the front page of our website for the month of February 2013. Enjoy!

Big numbers, tragic topic

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From left: Bruce Karlin, M.D., Robert Sege, M.D., Elliot Pittel, M.D. This month on Physician Focus.

The numbers tell a story all by themselves. Whether it be bullying, dating or street violence, assaults or homicides, violence and child abuse remain huge concerns.


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