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Hopkinton Police Seek Assistance in Preventing Crime

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The Hopkinton Police Department is asking community members to take an active role in helping us prevent crime. Unfortunately, our community has been targeted by organized thieves who target vehicles in parking lots. Aside from these thieves most of the property stolen in town is the result of crimes of opportunity involving unlocked cars and homes. We are asking everyone to partner with us to prevent property crimes.

Don’t make your valuables an easy target!

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Video: Selectmen Promote Stephen Slaman to Permanent Fire Chief

The Board of Selectmen reviewed Fire Chief Stephen Slaman. Slaman has served as active Fire Chief since Chief Ken Clark retired at the end of 2015.

Slaman was one of the final 2 candidates in the initial search process for a new Fire Chief, after the other candidate, current Framingham Chief, Gary Daugherty dropped his candidacy just prior to a selectmen meeting in December. Selectmen decided to reopen the search process while appointing Slaman as interim chief.

Many residents disagreed with decision and felt it was unfair to Slaman to not give him the position permanently. The board readdressed the Fire Chief position at the January 5th meeting and decided to appoint Slaman as Fire Chief until the final day in March and in the meantime decide if the search process should be reopened.

At the April 5th meeting, Selectmen expressed satisfaction with what they saw during Stephen Slaman's time as Fire chief.

View the video segment below for more.

The Harlem Wizards are Back!

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The Harlem Wizards are back at Hopkinton High School on Sunday, April 10 to play against the Hopkinton Public Schools staff! Doors open at 1:00 PM and the game is at 2:00 PM. Tickets bought in advance here are $12 for students and $15 for general admission, tickets at the door are $15 for students and $18 for general admission, and courtside plus tickets are $30.

For more information, click here. Part of the proceeds go to the HPTA.

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Video: HHS Honors Art Gallery on Display at HCA Art Gallery

The work of some of the best artists Hopkinton High School has to offer was put on display at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. The annual Hopkinton High School honors art exhibit is on display in the Hopkinton Center for the Arts brand new art gallery until April 22nd. Opening night was hosted on March 30th. Check out some scenes and interviews from opening night below.

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Video: Hillers Baseball Preview 2016

The Hopkinton Hillers baseball team is back at practice and getting ready for the 2016 season. Despite many new faces on the team this season, 5th year Head Coach, Jay Golden is feeling good about this years team; "so far, the attitude, the approach, everything since day 1 has been really good...it's a solid group of kids, nice kids, they pull for each other, they support each other."

Infielders Jack Vaccari and Kyle Halloran will anchor the team as this years captains and provide great experience to the infield. Coach Golden stated this years captains were voted in unanimously by teammates. "The two of them are very good friends, they have been since they were little, they know where each others going to be without even saying a word..their very good leaders."

The pitching rotation is expected to be anchored by Tom Onsi, Geoff Holler and Drew Simi. while the outfield is a battle between several different players. Hear more about this years team in the video below.

Here is the 2016 Hopkinton Hillers Baseball Schedule:
HOPKINTON VARSITY BASEBALL
2016 ROSTER

Scott Babigian #1 Junior IF/OF
Chris Burdick #3 Junior IF/P
Cole Dragsbaek #22 Junior P/IF
Brian Gaughan #4 Junior P/OF/1B
*Kyle Halloran #5 Senior IF
Connor Hebert #21 Sophomore OF
Geoff Holler #15 Senior P/OF
Jake LeBlanc #14 Junior 3B/1B
Sam Lehman #11 Senior OF
Brett McIntire #8 Junior IF/OF
Jack Morse #10 Senior OF
Jack Nealon #6 Senior OF
Tom Onsi #16 Senior P/OF
Alex Reynolds #2 Junior C
Drew Simi #20 Senior OF/P
Zack Sisitsky #7 Sophomore 1B/P
*Jack Vaccari #9 Senior SS
Nate Wilson #19 Senior OF
Ryan Wolfe #12 Junior OF/1B/P

Board of Selectmen name Stephen Slaman as Permanent Fire Chief

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Tonight the Board of Selectmen reviewed Fire Chief Stephen Slaman and decided to officially appoint Slaman as permanent Fire Chief. After narrowing down the list of candidates to replace Chief Ken Clark who retired at the end of 2015 to 2 candidates, Selectmen were faced with a dilemma when one of the candidates, current Framingham Chief, Gary Daugherty dropped his candidacy for the position.

Be Refreshed – Finding Serenity in Simplicity

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Exhausted. Overwhelmed. Overscheduled. Sound familiar? Today’s velocity of life can consume and control us... until our breakneck pace begins to feel normal and expected. That’s where the danger lies: when we spend our lives doing things that keep us busy but don’t really matter, we sacrifice the things that do.

Hillers High School Baseball and Softball Opener Postponed

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Some early April snow has cancelled practices and postponed many scheduled High School games throughout the state. The Hopkinton Hillers baseball and softball home opener and opening game of the season originally scheduled for Friday April 8th has been moved to Thursday April 28th. Both teams were scheduled to take on Dover-Sherborn. The next scheduled game for both teams is on Monday April 11th at Medfield High School. Stay tuned for possible further postponements or delay updates.

Hopkinton Center for the Arts Open House Sunday 4/10/16

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Please stop by and join us for an OPEN HOUSE at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM to see the new Delbridge Family Performance Space and to learn more about our Summer programs for ages 3 to 18+. This is event is free and open to the public.

Kids can partake in a fun craft, get their face painted, and meet our Disney princesses! Adults can take in an art demonstration and learn more about upcoming performances and exhibits.

At the same time, everybody is welcome to join our Boston Marathon sign-making party!

2016 Boston Marathon Details

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The 119 running of the Boston Marathon will
take place on Monday April 18, 2016. The roads
in Hopkinton will be closing at 7 a.m. Monday
morning. The roads around the town common will
be closing at 6 a.m. Approximately 30,000
runners will be running in four different groups or
Waves.

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