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After Board of Selectman Meeting, Board of Appeals Must Rethink Mews

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The Board of Appeals met on Wednesday, October 8th, to discuss the Hopkinton Mews project on Lumber St.

Hopkinton Destination Imagination team donates $720 to the Hopkinton Senior Center

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Hopkinton Destination Imagination team of 5th grade girls donates $720 to the Hopkinton Senior Center today as a result of fundraising efforts by selling school supplies. The Destination Imagination team made it to the highest level of competition which is the global level last year and competed in Knoxville, TN against students from all over the world. Their challenge was community service based where they had to give back to the community where they felt assistance was needed.

Walter Brown Passes

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Walter Francis Brown, 69, of Jerusalem Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at his home after a long illness. His family had been at his bedside.

Born April 1, 1945, in Boston, he was the son of George V. and Ellen Frances (Crow) Brown Jr. He graduated from Rivers Country Day School in Weston, Massachusetts, and Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and was a member of the Boston University hockey team.

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Video Segment: Baypath Humane Society Summer 2014 Update

Baypath Humane Society had a very busy Summer in 2014. Liz Jefferis of the organization told HCAM News; "We have had somewhere around 85 adoptions, right now there are only 5 dogs here but that could change anytime." Liz also talked about Duke, a hound at the society who is very friendly and available for adoption.

Baypath Humane Society works with many programs and various rescues such as; Pittyloverescue (a Pitbull rescue) and local animal control centers throughout the state and country. The staff is trained to evaluate dogs and treat them for pretty much whatever they need. Liz also talked about how the Baypath Humane Society works with a lot of organizations in the south due to the lack of spay and neutering.

The Baypath Humane Society makes sure all their animals are up to date on shots and medical treatment. In many cases an interested adopter is allowed to take an animal home to make sure it is a good fit for their home. Liz talked about the prices for adoption "an adult Dog is about $320, a Puppy is $380. A Senior (7 and up) is $150. Cats can be adopted for $200 a Kitten, $125 for an Adult, $50 for Senior Cats." Liz mentioned that the adoption fees include the up to date shots and medical treatment, which for the price is cheaper than the private market and the money is going to the rescue and care efforts of the Center.

For more information on the Bay Path Humane Society; http://www.baypathhumane.org/

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Video Segment: Live4Evan 5K 2014 was another success

The Live4Evan 5K was created to benefit the Live4Evan foundation which provides support for patients and families suffering from heart disease. Live4Evan was created to commemorate the life of Evan Nicholas Girardi, who passed away unexpectedly in 2010 from heart arrhythmia at the age of 20.

The event raised $50,000 and a fun time was had by all as they honored the life of Evan Nicholas Girardi and helped raise funds for the fight against heart disease. The event featured a 5K,various food and drink stands,live music, bouncy house as well as other fun games and activities for Children and much more.

HCAM News caught up with the father of Evan, Michael Girardi at the event. Michael talked about the cause of the event; "It's about raising money and friends getting together at places we know, love and enjoy such as the High School." Michael also talked about how the event has grown "We had a great day, we had more people from outside of Hopkinton this year, it is amazing how word has got around about this event."

For more information: http://www.live4evan.org/

"It is our mission to improve the quality of life for patients and families affected by cardiac disease through medical donations, education, research, and community events. All proceeds raised fund the Evan Girardi Memorial Scholarship, Boston Cardiac Foundation’s missions to better the lives of heart patients in disadvantaged areas, the Boston Children’s Hospital Cardiac Center, and Live4Evan’s patient family housing facility fund."

Changing Town Hall Hours of Operation

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Beginning Monday, November 3rd, 2014 the hours of operation for all Town Hall Departments and subsidiary departments are being slightly altered to accommodate higher customer demand on Tuesdays and less customer demand on Fridays.

The new hours are as follows:

Monday - 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (no change from the current schedule)

Tuesday - 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Town Hall will be open for 2 ½ more hours on Tuesday)

Wednesday - 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (no change from the current schedule)

Thursday - 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (no change from the current schedule)

Golf Still On Top At 13-0

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The Hiller Golf team continuing their winning ways with a 246 - 272 win over the Ashland Clockers at Hopkinton Country Club on Tuesday. The Hillers record is now 13 - 0 and the Clockers fell to 3 -10 on the season. Leading the way for the Hillers for his second match in a row was Matt Johnson who shot an even par 36. Capt. Jimmy Hervol & Jake Doherty both shot 39's. Jr. Aidan Curry continued his fine play with a score of 40. Jason Randall & Drew Simi shot 46's today and Nathan Tuite playing in his first varsity match shot 47 and Anthony DePaolo shot 48.

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Video Segement: Hillers Recap Fall Season Weeks 2&3

Wednesday September 17th - Medway Field Hockey beat Hopkinton 1-0, Hopkinton boys Cross Country bested Medway and Girls cross country got the win over Medway as well.

Thursday September 18th - Holliston Boys and Girls Soccer both beat Hopkinton in a double header. 2-1 in the Boys game, 1-0 in the Girls Game.

Friday September 19th - Dover-Sherborn Field Hockey beat Hopkinton 3-1, Hopkinton Girls volleyball swept Holliston.

Saturday September 20th - Hopkinton football shutout Nipmuc on the road 33-0, Pat Ryan and Drew Donohue each had 2 rushing touchdowns.

Monday September 22nd - Hopkinton Boys and Girls Soccer beat Bellingham by a 1-0 final. Frontier Girls volleyball beat Hopkinton 3-1.

Wednesday September 24th - Hopkinton Girls Soccer beat Millis 1-0, Hopkinton Boys soccer beat Millis 5-1. Ashland and Hopkinton draw in field hockey while the Girls Volleyball team beats Millis 3-0.

Friday September 26th - The Holliston Panthers improved to 4 and 0 while knocking the Hillers to 2 and 1 with an impressive 63-21 victory. Holliston put up 36 points in the first quarter a lone and produced over 500 yards of offense in the game. Zach Elkinson had 4 touchdown receptions for Holliston.

Monday September 29th - Medway got the best of Hopkinton soccer winning both the Boys (4-0) and Girls (3-0) games of a double header in shutout fashion.

Senior Holly Adams led the way as the Hillers volleyball team stayed unbeaten in the TVL with a sweep over Medway.

Tuesday September 30th - Hopkinton Field Hockey beat Bellingham 3-0, while Hopkinton Golf beat Bellingham 232-326

Hopkinton Drama Students Plan Halloween Fun Fest

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Hopkinton High School’s drama students are planning a special Halloween event for the youngest members of the community.

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Video Segment: Check Out Hopkinton's latest Fire Truck

Richard Corcoran of the Hopkinton Fire Department who designed the brand new Engine #3 talked to HCAM News about the design;

"It's considered a tanker but it is multi-functional. It carries 350 gallons of foam, it's got large pump capacity so it's capable of pumping a great amount of water." The new truck carries 750 gallons more of water than the truck it will be replacing. The new apparatus also features a 475 horse engine, automatic transmission. The truck can drop water from all three sides automatically from the cab.

Watch the video to hear more about Hopkinton's newest fire truck.

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