Here are the latest updates from HCAM News, Hopkinton's News Station.
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Video: Hopkinton Hillers Sports Update 5-16-2019

In the video below, view Hopkinton Hillers Softball highlights vs Bellingham, Hiller Baseball vs Ashland and Boys Lacrosse VS Norton.


Video: Hopkinton Trails Club Hosts 3rd Annual Public Forum

The Hopkinton Trails Club hosted the 3rd annual Town Trails Forum at the Hopkinton Senior Center. In the video below, Hcam's, John Ritz caught up with Hopkinton Trails Club Co-Chairs, Steve Frohbeiter and Peter LaGoy.


Participants are Invited to Take the Stage at a Karaoke Night Fundraiser for the Hopkinton Center for the Arts

Everyone is invited to take center stage at a new
Karaoke Night fundraiser for the Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA). Hosted by KJ Mike
Foley the event will take place Saturday night at 7:30pm, June 29 at 98 Hayden Rowe St. Tickets
are $50 per person and include dinner from Tavolino’s of Westborough, beer and wine open bar,
raffles, and prizes. 21+ event. All proceeds benefit programs and scholarships at the HCA.
Information and tickets can be purchased at

“This isn’t a traditional fundraiser,” said HCA co-director Kelly Grill. “We wanted to give the
audience a chance to sing and perform. At this event everyone is a great singer, so don’t be shy.
You can grab your friends and family and sing a song together on stage. The important thing for
us is that people have a great time.”

All funds raised from the evening will help to support the programs, events, and educational
classes at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Annually, the
HCA offers more than 200 classes in the visual arts, theater, music, and dance to students of all
ages from over 40 neighboring cities and towns. In 2015, the HCA opened its new arts center
with a new 200-seat performance space and new gallery spaces, where it now host more than 100
events every year. Events include gallery exhibits, local music series, open mics, jazz jams,
children’s entertainment series, free outdoor Shakespeare, cultural events, and more. Learn more


Thousands Marching on the State House for 5:00 p.m. Rally for Public Education Funding

BOSTON – Thousands of students, educators, parents, and other supporters of public education are beginning to arrive on Boston Common for a 5:00 p.m. rally and march around the State House to demand passage of bills that would increase state funding for preK-12 public schools by more than $1 billion a year and for public colleges and universities by more than $500 million a year.

At 5:00 p.m., students from Boston, Everett, and UMass Amherst; educators from Boston, Weymouth, Lynn, UMass Dartmouth, Lowell, and Brookline; parents from Quincy, New Bedford, and Lowell; and other supporters of public education, including the leaders of the Boston NAACP, the Boston Teachers Union, AFT Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Teachers Association, and the American Federation of Teachers, will address the crowds before students lead a march around the State House.

WHO: Students from Boston, Everett, and UMass Amherst; educators from Boston, Weymouth, Lynn, UMass Dartmouth, Lowell, and Brookline; parents from Quincy, New Bedford, and Lowell; Tanisha Sullivan, President of the Boston NAACP; Jessica Tang, President of the Boston Teachers Union; Beth Kontos, President of AFT Massachusetts; Merrie Najimy, President of the Massachusetts Teachers Association; Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers
WHAT: Fund Our Future Rally and March
WHERE: Boston Common, Corner of Beacon and Park Streets
WHEN: Thursday, May 16, 2019, 5:00 p.m.


Job Posting: Intermittent Laborer

The Town of Hopkinton seeks Intermittent Laborers for 40 hours per week available to work between approximately May 13th through August 30th to perform the following duties:

Lawn mowing
Weed trimming
Miscellaneous property cleanups
Other maintenance-type related duties

Ability to drive a one-ton dump truck with trailer
Prior experience with landscaping and/or maintenance
Good interpersonal skills and the ability to follow written and verbal instructions

Education, Training, Special Licensure/Certification Requirements:
High School Equivalency
Valid Motor Vehicle Operator License


Internal/External Applicants: To be considered for this position, please submit the required Application for Employment to This position will be open until filled. While the preferred method of application is through email or online, applications will also be accepted via walk-in or mail at: Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.


Job Posting: Veteran's Services District Administrative Specialist

Effective July 1st, the MetroWest Veterans' Services District Seeks a 37.5 hours/week Administrative Specialist

$19.00 per hour

Up to $20.00 per hour upon completion of in-training period.

Office Location: Central Office 1750 Washington St, Holliston 01746

Work schedule is Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Under the direction of the Director, the Administrative Specialist (AS) assists Director and Veterans’ Agent with administrative and secretarial work delivering essential services to Veterans and their eligible dependents residing in the communities of the district (Ashland, Holliston, Hopkinton and Medway) in the administration of federal, state and local benefits to assist veterans, widows and dependents in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) Chapter 115.

The Administrative Specialist performs a wide range of administrative duties related to M.G.L. Chapter 115 to include state submissions using Virtual Gateway software. The AS assists the Director with administrative implementation, maintenance and application of the MetroWest Veterans’ Emergency Assistance Fund; develops correspondence and performs follow up tasks related to VA claims; performs a wide range of duties requiring knowledge of Veterans’ Services operations requiring the ability to exercise judgment and initiative in responding to inquiries, particularly in situations not clearly defined by precedent, or established procedures.


Equivalent to an Associates degree and 3-5 years experience in office procedures, Google docs, MS Office, specifically Excel and Word, creating or updating websites and social media sites highly beneficial. Experience in dealing with the public. Direct experience working in a Veterans’ Services office or in a municipal office setting highly preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge and ability to follow office practices and procedures, department operations and functions to include knowledge of laws and policies relating to Veterans and their dependents.

Ability to work independently. Ability to work effectively under time constraints to meet deadlines. Ability to interact tactfully and appropriately with the general public and city departments. Ability to maintain and organize detailed and extensive records and to prepare reports.

Proven excellent customer service and interpersonal skills; Oral and written communication skills. Computer proficiency.

Internal/External Applicants: To be considered for this vacancy, please submit the required Application for Employment, cover letter and resume to This position will remain open until filled. Applications will also be accepted via walk-in or mail at: Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.

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