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Video Segment: 2014 Hopkinton Volleyball Team Wins State Championship

The 2014 Hopkinton Hillers Volleyball team won the Division 2 State Championship for the first time ever in the programs history. The team finished the season with 19 sweeps, a 22 and 2 record and swept Weston in the Division 2 State Championship to win the ultimate prize. Although early on momentum would shift back and forth the Hillers came away with the 3-0 sweep (25-17, 25-22, 25-14). At one point in the 2nd match the Hillers were down 20-13 but won 11 of the next 12 points to take the 24-21 lead and took any momentum away from Weston.

Holly Adams led the attack with 15 Kills, Whitney Thalheimer contributed with 8 Kills, Hanna Engstrom also racked up 7 Kills. Engstrom was also a threat from the service line with 3 aces. After the game Engstrom talked about the teams effort: "We get better every day we work our hardest and I think we deserve this, we work so hard everyday."

Captain Kaitlyn West continued her outstanding defensive play and contributed in the Championship game with 5 Digs. West had a hard time wiping the smile off her face as she talked to HCAM News about the championship victory: "I think we all have our own strengths and we put them all together and we connect so well."

Coach Margie Grabmeier was excited that this team won the state championship because of how hard they worked throughout the season and the character of the team: "This could not happen to a nicer team, sportsmanship has always been top of the league, they're great girls, they may not be related but they're a volleyball family, I'm so proud."

To see the full highlights from the State Championship and Semi-Finals victories watch the Videos.

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Video Segment: HCAM Hosts Open House

HCAM has turned 10 years old and what better way to celebrate 10 years then with an open house. We recently invited the community down to come check out our newly renovated facilities and a number of people showed including a group of Boy Scouts and State Representative Carolyn Dykema. Those who attended got the opportunity to view the set of a number of HCAM's shows including "Hopkinton Coffee Break" and "Physician Focus" as well as our brand new control room. It was a very good time and we thank all who came.

Watch the Video to see the highlights.

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Video Segment: Hopkinton Drug donates to Mass Animal Coalition

The Massachusetts Animal Coalition received a $3,000 donation at their annual meeting and 10 year anniversary celebration from Hopkinton Drug. Each year Hopkinton Drug donates to the Massachusetts Animal Coalition (MAC) to help their cause of promoting collaboration with professionals in Animal Welfare.

President of Hopkinton Drug Dennis Katz talked about how the funds were raised for the donation: "We give a portion of every single prescription we fill for a veterinarian." Katz mentioned that the donation helps MAC with their news letter and spay/neutering program. Founder of MAC Anne Lindsay is gracious for the partnership and the donation from Hopkinton Drug. She mentioned that the partnership is also an effort to help people understand that compounding medication for their animals could make it much easier to administer. Hopkinton Drug assists with the compounding medication efforts.

Lindsay talked about the 10 year anniversary of MAC and talked about how the organization was celebrating the 10th year of the animal friendly license plate. The License Plate is a Massachusetts specialty license plate which raises up to $190,000 a year for MAC to grant out to organizations that have affective spay/neuter programs in the state.

For more information watch video and check out MAC online http://massanimalcoalition.com/

Riding the Wave…

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The Hopkinton Hiller Cheerleaders (HHS) continue the tradition of being one of the premier cheerleading squads in the state. After winning the Tri-Valley League Championship, HHS moved on to the South Regional Cheerleading Competition held at Whitman-Hanson High School on November 16th. There, they competed against twelve other teams in Division 2 and came in second place with a nearly flawless performance; missing the top spot by a mere 2 points.

Robert Arthur Smith, 89

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Robert Arthur Smith, 89, of Hopkinton and formerly of Holliston, passed away Sunday, November 16,
2014. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Frances (Duston) and Ernest Albert Smith. He was the husband of 68 years to the late Anita (Jones) Smith who passed away in September.

Town Hall Parking Lot Closed Wed November 19 7:30am-4:30pm

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The entrance to the parking lot behind Town Hall will be closed on Wednesday November 19, 2014 during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The parking lot Exit will be utilized as the Entrance and the Exit.

Boy Scout Christmas Tree Sales

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Hopkinton Boy Scout Troup 1 is selling fresh cut Christmas trees again this year. The tree lot behind Colella's Supermarket opens after Thanksgiving, on Friday, November 28 at 12:00pm. The trees are the fragrant traditional New England Balsam Fir (4-11 ft.) and the dark green, low-shedding, sturdy-branched Fraser Fir (5-12 ft.). The scouts will be selling trees until they are gone. Hours are Wed 4-7pm, Thurs 4-7pm, Fri 4-9pm, Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 9am-6pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Each year Troop 1 makes a special order to their vendor for the largest tree they can find to donate to the town.

Rep. Dykema Announces that Framingham/Worcester Line Commuter Rail Riders Can Provide In-Person Feedback to MBTA at South Station

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Commuter rail riders will get a chance to directly share ride experiences, offer feedback, and voice concerns over the level of service on the Framingham/Worcester line in person to MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott. Scott will be at South Station this upcoming Monday, November 17th from 4pm-6pm as well as on Tuesday, December 2nd from 7am-9am to greet rush hour travelers.

Send Us Your Photo Now!

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Be one of the first 50 people to send us a photo and we will give you a limited edition HCAM 10th Anniversary 24oz Tervis® Tumbler.

Send us a picture of anything: Autumn Leaves, a Snow Storm, Your Child in a Play or Sporting Event, Turkeys or Deer grazing through your yard.
If it is about Hopkinton, we want to put it on The Shoot!

We are looking for your photos that are about Hopkinton.

Make Sure Your Teen Knows How to Prevent, Handle Cyberbullying

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Cyberbullying—bullying someone online—has sadly become common.
Just as with all bullying, though, your teen doesn’t have to sit and take it. She can take steps to prevent it. And If it does happen, she can move to end it quickly.

Here’s how you can help:

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