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Hillers VS Medfield

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After losing to the Warriors 11-1 the first time around, the Hillers had a great showing and fought to a 2-1 loss. Freshman Jordan Carroll had his second goal of the year, assisted by Eric Guilmette. Next up is rival Ashland on Saturday night in Framingham.

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Hopkinton Education Foundation Grant Money in Use at Hopkinton High

Watch the HCAM News video to learn how two of the Hopkinton Education Foundation grants are being used to bring innovation and technology to students at Hopkinton High School.

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Lottery, Awards and Recognitions at School Committee

The School Committee held their regular weekly meeting on February 2nd. The first item on the agenda was the lottery for next fall's full day kindergarten program at Center School. There will be a guaranteed total of 5 classrooms filled for next year. A 6th may be added too, depending upon demand as well as budget constraints. Each child whose family signed them up for the lottery was assigned a number. Using the number generator website, a number was arbitrarily given to each of the students. Out of the 134 incoming kindergarteners who were signed up for the lottery, the first 92 will be initially contacted for a spot in the program.

The list of lottery number spots is available on both the old and new versions of the Center School website.

Also at the meeting, the accomplishments of several high school students were recognized. The Robotics Team is headed to the Massachusetts State First Robotics Championship in March after placing fifth in the North Andover First Robotics Qualifier Tournament. The team hopes to make its second consecutive trip to the world championships.

Also, 52 high school students earned state level awards in the Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards, a school record.

Out of the 52 awardees, 13 won gold keys, 13 earned silver keys, and 26 received honorable mentions. Those students who won a gold key will now have their work judged in a national competition in New York. And the 26 students who received either gold or silver keys, will have their work exhibited in Boston.

To see all of the winning submissions, visit our photo website Scene in Hopkinton.

This meeting is available in its entirety on the HCAM website. The next regular meeting of the School Committee will be held on February 16th at 7:30 PM in the Middle School library. It will also be shown live on HCAM-TV on Comcast 8 and Verizon 30.

George Alfred McDonough, 71

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George Alfred McDonough, 71, of Hopkinton, passed away Tuesday, February
7, 2012. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Florence (Murray) and
Walter McDonough. He was the husband of the late Rita (Campbell)

He is survived by 3 daughters, Ann McDonough of Hopkinton, Elizabeth Kent
and her husband William Kent Jr. of Manhasset, N Y., Lorraine McDonough
and her husband Brian McGarry of Portola Valley, CA; 3 siblings, Geraldine
Canning of Maine, Edward McDonough of Pembroke, MA., Thomas McDonough of
Nevada; 4 grandchildren, Matthew McGarry, Griffin McGarry, Reilly Kopp,

Republican Deb Thomas Announces Candidacy for Board of Selectmen

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Deb Thomas, a member of the Planning Board, announced today that she is seeking a position on the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen.

“I am running for the Board of Selectmen because Hopkinton is facing critical challenges and opportunities that must be addressed, said Thomas. "The revitalization of our downtown and replacement of Center School are the key issues that challenge us today and have divided us as a community.”

Thomas feels that many Hopkinton residents were drawn to Hopkinton because of its great schools, rural/small town charm and reasonable taxes.

HCA Offers Winter Wonderland February Vacation Workshop

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Wondering what to do with your little ones during the February vacation week? The Hopkinton Center for the Arts will be hosting a Winter Wonderland Workshop. This performance workshop will feature crafts, singing, dancing, and acting and will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on February 21, 22 and 23. It is designed for children in first to fifth grades. More information is available at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts website.

HCAM Facebook Photo Entries and Winners

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There were 26 photos submitted in the HCAM Facebook Photo Contest and the top three winners with the most "likes" on our Facebook Page are:

  • 1st Place - Aleck Venegas - 211 "likes"
  • 2nd Place - Kara Bogasky - 163 "likes"
  • 3rd Place - John Cardillo - 134 "likes"

Candidate Statement: Todd Cestari

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It is with great pleasure that I announce my candidacy for re-election to the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen in the upcoming May election.
Three years ago I was humbled by the support of voters on Election Day. I was duly appreciative of the support by my fellow Selectmen, in voting me Vice Chairman, then Chairman, in the past two consecutive years of my first term as Selectman.

Potenzone Not Happy With Downtown Plans

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For the past 12 years, Jackie Potenzone has lived at 12 Wood Street near the intersection of Wood and West Main Street. For 11 of those years, she has operated a business out of her home.

“I know how this intersection works,” said Potenzone in a phone interview.

According to Jackie, her world as she knows it has been rocked. She hasn’t felt the same since attending the first Downtown Initiative Steering Committee (DISC) public forum in November 2011 where she learned that her home would be affected by the proposed road changes that are part of the Downtown Initiative Project.

Cestari Up for Re-Election

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Todd Cestari, current Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, confirmed in a phone interview that he will be seeking re-election to the board in May.

With many of the nationwide problems of three years ago still present, and affecting local government and making things fiscally difficult, Cestari says he hopes to maintain the fiscal discipline put in place by the Board during his three year tenure.

“We are lucky to have a board that will work collaboratively and I want to continue to be part of that,” said Cestari.


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