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Video: HCAM News 7-10-2015

On this edition of HCAM News, the Hopkinton Senior Center displayed some very well crafted artwork from their various arts & crafts classes, we take a look at some photos from around Hopkinton over the past couple weeks, Water & Sewer manager Eric Carty and Owner of Weston Nurseries Peter Mezitt tell you about a unique way to conserve water and Ashland Legion baseball got a big win but first the newly renovated Sandy Beach opened for the 2015 summer season, here are some scenes from the opening ceremony.

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Video: Camp Bailout Hosts 5th Straight Year

Camp Bailout took place for the 5th straight year in Ashland. The camp allows teenage girls between 12 and 19 to explore what it's like to work in the fire and emergency medical service professions. Participants in the camp had the opportunity to learn and use equipment, talk to industry professionals and had the chance this year to travel to the Massport Fire-Rescue Headquarters at Logan Airport. Participants in the camp have nearly doubled from last year and many Hopkinton residents were in attendance.

Videos Below include:
In the 1st video: Highlights and Interview with Head of the Camp Lieutenant Lyn Moraghan

In the 2nd video: Highlights and interviews with students in the camp.

In the 3rd video: Highlights and interviews with Carly Falone of the Fire Explorers Program and Sara Jordan of the Hopkinton Fire Department

To see more about the camp: ClickHere.

Weather Trends in Hopkinton: July 12th-July 19th

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According to the DPW weather station, the highest temperature reached in Hopkinton last week was 91.6 degrees, the lowest was 50.6. Average temperature last week in Hopkinton was 73.1 degrees. Humidity was at an average of 74.5%, the peak was 97% while the lowest was 35%. Wind Speed averaged 1.6 MPH, while reaching a high of 13 MPH. Precipitation accumulated 0.48 inches last week in Hopkinton. You can see all the averages for Hopkinton below and be on the lookout for future weather updates in Hopkinton.

Irene M. Riley, 91

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Irene M. Riley, 91, a long-time resident of Hopkinton, passed away July 18, 2015 at St. Patrick's Manor in Framingham, after a lengthy illness.

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Video: Board of Selectmen take "No Action" on CVS at July Meeting

At the July 14th meeting Hopkinton Selectmen agreed to take no action on CVS. Some Residents asked Selectmen to file an appeal to block a CVS pharmacy from opening at the former Colella's Supermarket on Main Street. The Board of Selectmen agreed that at the current time they do not have enough information or grounds to take an action on the matter. Chair Ben Palleiko stated that the No CVS group should file the appeal and the Selectmen can jump in if they determine they have a case; "I don't think there is a strong enough feeling we have a case to make."

Raymond Miyares in attendance at the Meeting on behalf of Town Counsel emphasized it would be very difficult to prove that CVS is not an allowable retail facility for the former Colella's; "it's pretty difficult to make the case this is not a retail store...I would hate to be the one that has to stand up in-front of a judge and say this is not a retail store." Miyares also stated that if anyone wants to appeal the building inspector's decision to grant Crosspoint Associates an interior construction permit, July 25th would be the deadline.

Further discussion is expected at the August Board of Selectmen meeting. Check out highlights of the discussion in the video below.

To view the memo sent out by town counsel prior to the July 14th Selectmen meeting click here.

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Video: Ashland Legion Baseball 6/26 and 6/29

June 26, 2015
Hudson (5-1) defeats Ashland (1-4) 6-5
W.P. – Ken Manero L.P. – Greg Holler
Hudson: Ben Palatino (3-4, 2R, 2B, 2SB)
Ashland: Mitch Porter (3-4, R, SB)

Recap:
Top 3rd - Hudson scores 5 runs.
Evan Cain Steals Home on Error (1-0), Steve Rivela RBI Single scores Ben Palatino (2-0), Tyler Hudson RBI Single scores Steve Rivela (3-0), Brendon Keady reaches on error, Luke Chiasson Scores (4-0), Corey Thompson RBI single scores Hudson (5-0 Hudson)
Top 6th - Hudson scores 1 run.
Evan Cain RBI single scores Ben Palatino (6-0 Hudson)
Bottom 6th - Ashland scores 4 runs.
Brendan Thurber 2 RBI double scores Nick Porter and Nick Burns (6-2), Jake Obid Sac ground-out scores Mitch Porter (6-3), Mike Messier RBI single scores Thurber (6-4 Hudson)
Bottom 7th - Ashland scores 1 run
Trevor Gustavson RBI double scores Nick Porter (6-5 Hudson)

June 29th, 2015
Ashland (3-4) Defeats North Chelmsford (3-1) 7-1
W.P. – Tom Onsi L.P. Mitch Mondro
Ashland: Nick Porter (2-3, Sac, BB, RBI, 2R)
Ashland: Mitch Porter (3-3, Sac, 2 RBI’s)
Ashland: Tom Onsi (5+ IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 4 K’s)

Recap:
Bottom 1st - Ashland scores 3 runs
Mitch Porter 2 RBI single scores Brendan Thurber and Nick Porter (2-0), Mike Messier RBI single scores Nick Burns (3-0 Ashland)
Bottom 2nd - Ashland scores 2 runs
Nick Burns Sac Fly-Out scores Brendan Thurber (4-0), Trevor Gustavson RBI Double scores Nick Porter (5-0 Ashland)
Top 3rd - North Chelmsford scores 1 run
Derek Adamson RBI single scores Nate Brinkerhuff (5-1 Ashland)
Bottom 4th - Ashland scores 1 run
Mitch Porter RBI single scores Brendan Thurber (6-1 Ashland)
Bottom 6th - Ashland scores 1 run
Nick Porter RBI single scores Brendan Wolfe (7-1 Ashland)

Video 1 is full game June 26, 2015 VS Hudson
Video 2 is full game June 29, 2015 VS North Chelmsford

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Video: Ashland Legion Baseball Final Week Recap

7/13/2015
Ashland lost to Natick 5-1
W.P. – Adam Mooney L.P. – Geoff Holler
Natick: Kennedy Wilson – (3-3, HBP, 3 RBI’s, 2 Runs)
Natick: Adam Mooney Pitches Complete Game giving up 1 Run on 4 Hits, 5 K’s

Top 2nd - Kyle Dembrowski RBI single scores Kennedy Wilson (1-0 Natick)
Bottom 2nd - Andrew Keim RBI single scores Nick Burns (1-1 Tie)
Top 3rd - Kennedy Wilson 2 RBI single scores Christian Boschetto and Rick White (3-1 Natick)
Top 5th - Kennedy Wilson RBI single scores Hunter Meyer (4-1), Ryan Welby RBI triple scores Kennedy Wilson (5-1 Natick)

7/16/2015
Ashland Defeats Newton 4-1
W.P. – Andrew Keim L.P. Christian Quigley
Ashland: Andrew Keim (7 Pitches Complete game giving up 1 run on 4 hits and had 1 strikeout)
Ashland: Andrew Keim (3-3, 2B, 2 RBI’s)
Ashland: Nick Burns (2-3, 2B, 2 Runs)

Bottom 1st - Nick Porter Sacrifice scores Brendan Thurber (1-0), Andrew Keim 2 RBI double scores Nick Porter and Nick Burns (3-0 Ashland)
Bottom 3rd - Alex Cohan RBI Sacrifice Fly-out scores Nick Burns (4-0 Ashland)
Top 5th - Jimmy Hodgson RBI single scores Mike Gately (4-1 Ashland)

Ashland finished the regular season 7-10-1 overall and will play in the Commissioners Cup for non-playoff teams, watch the video below to see highlights of the final week of the regular season plus an interview with 1st year head coach Derek Johnson.

Congratulations on a great season Post 77

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Video: Hopkinton Time Capsules from 1882 and 1939 Unveiled

Two time capsules were extracted from the cornerstone of the Korean Church, formerly the First Congregational Church, one from 1882 and one from 1939, The time capsules were opened and presented at the June 23rd 2015 Board of Selectmen meeting.

A local Veteran Mike Whalen had to use a few methods to get the tightly sealed time capsules open but once he did some very interesting articles of Hopkinton History were found.

Watch the video below to see some Hopkinton history!

Chris Barry at the Train Depot: An Eagle Scout Project Revisited

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Come and meet Chris Barry on July 19 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM as he talks about his Eagle Scout project that was responsible for the renovation of the Train Depot. Chris will be on hand to share his story while the Friends of Hopkinton's Anniversary Celebrations will be selling commemorative items to help support the upcoming 300th celebration events. Only a few months before the celebration weekend on September 11-13.

Please stop by to meet Chris, learn about his Train Depot project and help support the Hopkinton 300th Anniversary!

4th Annual Spinal Muscular Atrophy Fundraiser for Aubriana Navarro

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On July 18 at the Star Drive-In in East Taunton, a fundraiser will be held from 11:00 AM-7:00 PM to benefit Aubriana Navarro, a girl with type 1 spinal muscular atrophy. Spinal muscular atrophy is the #1 genetic killer of infants and young children. There is no treatment and no cure for this disease. 1 in 40 people carry the gene and they don't even know it. It affects the ability to walk, stand, eat, speak, breathe and swallow own their own. Twenty percent of the total sales on this day will go right back to the fundraiser.

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