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The new Spoonery Hours: Sun-Wed 12-8pm and Thurs-Sat 12-9pm.
Yes, Town Hall is closed due to the damaging effects of a broken water pipe.
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Town Warrant and Election Questions
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Editor's Note: We will reject any letter that mentions or infers an opposing candidate, and that is because we do not have the manpower to fact-check every letter. If your candidate has merit, he/she will stand on their own without disparaging an opponent.
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The Line King


April 12, 2017 -- Well known local personality Jacques LeDuc, a Hopkinton native, has painted the B.A.A. Start line for the 36th time this year. Below, as Jacques works in the street, his daughters, who also help with the line, enjoy a picnic with their mother and daughters. In addition, Mr. LeDuc is the co-Master of Ceremonies on the reviewing stand, leading up to, and during the race.

Please speak out for the dogs

Editor:

As the town of Hopkinton considers what to do about the many complaints it has received about animal care at Greyhound Friends (GHF), I’d like to share my experience rescuing a dog from there. As a volunteer with the foster-based rescue PittieLove Rescue, we were asked to help find a home for a pit bull named Emma, who had been at GHF for roughly two months. A GHF volunteer had quietly reached out to see if we could help Emma, because she felt the dog was not getting the care she needed there.

Were were surprised to find that GHF had no record of Emma being tested for heartworm disease prior to being brought into the state or during the nearly 60 days she was at their kennel. It is a very bad idea to skip a test like that, since heartworm disease can be spread from dog to dog. The disease can be fatal. PittieLove asked that the test be done prior to Emma being moved into our care. We then learned that Emma was suffering from heartworm disease, as well as a tick-borne illness.

We were fortunate to be able to find an amazing foster home where Emma could live while she received treatment for her disease. When I arrived at GHF to pick her up, I found that all of their kennels were full and Emma was stuck in a back room with three hound dogs, and they were all in crates that were far too small for them.

I got Emma out of there and brought her to her foster home. She arrived dirty, too skinny, embedded with engorged ticks, and scratching at her ears from an infection. These are things that we expect when a dog is rescued from living on the streets, or from being in a bad home. Those are not things you expect when you get a dog that has been in a rescue for two months.

Emma also had an awful cough — which is a symptom of heartworm disease. PittieLove immediately scheduled an appointment with a veterinarian, who found that Emma showed signs of permanent heart damage.

The Massachusetts Department of Agriculture recently wrote about Emma (formerly named Diamond) as part of an extensive report about the conditions at the GHF kennel. Emma’s tests revealed “an enlarged and misshapen heart, indicative of prolonged heartworm infection” and that the disease “appears to have been unnoticed, undiagnosed, and untreated while she was at GHF.”

Although heartworm disease can occur in any shelter, responsible rescues take steps to minimize these cases through testing and preventative medication. These are critical steps that help save lives. It seems apparent that GHF did not take steps to protect her from this serious disease – and did not get her the medical help she needed when she was began showing symptoms. GHF’s defense is that Emma came to them from an emergency situation. However, that does not make it acceptable to not provide her with necessary medical care.

Emma’s story is not an isolated case. There have been many disturbing reports from other rescue groups that have helped take dogs from GHF.
I am sure that GHF has successfully placed dogs into homes in the past, but at some point, some of the dogs in their care were not being treated appropriately. On behalf of Emma and those before her, I felt it was important to share this story with the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen.

I hope you will read the report and learn what has been happening in this Hopkinton kennel.

 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6B1JbnKwbhJS3VpeXVrMTFqNDA/view?usp=sharing.

 

Please join me in reaching out to the selectmen (selectmen@hopkintonma.gov ) and speaking out on behalf of the dogs.


Thank you
Stephen A. Bassignani

15 Lee Street
Franklin MA

April 12, 2017

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Noteworthy


Sasha Fomin, 8th grade HMS student, placed sixth overall at the state finals for the National Geographic Bee which was held at Elms College in Chicopee on March 31.  He competed against 100 peers who advanced to the finals after winning their respective school bees and taking an online test used to determine eligibility.  He will not advance to the national finals, his effort/achievement deserves recognition.
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The Starter


April 12, 2017 -- Sculptor Michael Alfano touches up his sculpture of George V. Brown, "The Starter," yesterday on the Hopkinton Common.

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Town Hall Closed Wednesday
Management Director and Fire Chief Slaman is coordinating the efforts of Hopkinton Fire and remediation crews. In conjunction with Safety Inspectors, Chief Slaman will advise when the building is safe to reopen.

The Board of Selectmen's meeting that was scheduled for Tue 4/11 has been tentatively rescheduled for Wed 4/12 at 6pm. Location TBD.

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Due to an emergency (flooding), Hopkinton Town Hall is closed for the remainder of the day Tue 4/11/17. All scheduled meetings at Town Hall including Board of Selectmen are canceled. 
Update from Fire Chief is that flooding was caused by a broken water pipe. 
Town Clerk has committed to accept voter registration until 8pm at Hopkinton Police Department. 
Below, Town Hall employees and visitors who evacuated the building, await the investigation by the Fire Department.
HopNews photo by Eric Montville.

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Making Safe


April 11, 2017 -- This Department of Energy helicopter flew over the Downtown in several passes today. It is equipped to map the radiation signature of an area, presumably to create a baseline to compare against the possible movement or appearance of radioactive material at a later date.


Fay School's Free Speaker Series, May 2: Dr. Rob Evans on Raising Healthy Children in Challenging Times

 

On Tuesday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m. Fay School welcomes Dr. Rob Evans to its "Ideas&Insights" Speaker Series with a presentation entitled "Raising Healthy Children in Challenging Times." Dr. Evans will address the challenges that parents face in today's fast-paced, media-drenched world, and he will offer concrete suggestions for resisting negative influences and raising competent, caring children.

 

Dr. Evans is a nationally recognized psychologist, family therapist, and Executive Director of The Human Relations Service in Wellesley. He is the author of many articles and three books, including Family Matters: How Schools Can Cope with The Crisis in Childrearing. This event will take place in Fay's Root Meeting Room; parking will be available at Fay's East Entrance, at 23 Middle Road in Southborough. Ideas&Insights is free and open to the public, and no registration is required. Contact Nicole Casey at ncasey@fayschool.org or 508-490-8204 with any questions.

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Taking Advantage of an Existing Situation


April 11, 2017 -- Upon the photographer's request, Michael Alfano took a break from preparing his statue on the Common, The Starter, to take part in a visual pun, holding a piece of his art at the unfinished marathon start line that is more than halfway to spelling "Start" today.

And as we are finding out, "Marathon Monday" isn't always all about the marathon this year. The Spoon will be opening their ice cream parlor, The Spoonery, at One Lumber Street at 2:00 pm, after the fastest runners have already crossed the finish line on April 17, 2017. Its entrance can be seen from the rear exit of the Spoon, on the opposite side of the pergola. They will have more than 20 flavors.

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Twin Sister Personal Chefs Create Healthy Dishes as Well as Allergen-free Meals
These young ladies are familiar to the patrons of the former Pizza Villa, which left Main Street a couple of decades ago.
On the counter was a jar marked "College Fund" with a photo of the daughters of the owner, Bill Hart.
"And we did go to college and graduate," said Sabine in a short, impromptu discussion this afternoon.
See if you agree that their show is the best cooking show you've ever seen!
(And please watch it in full screen. Please!)
 

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Rare Bird

April 10, 2017-Thanks to Christine St. Andre for sharing this photo she took down the Cape of this King Eider, a bird that is more likely to be found in colder waters, according to the Cornell Lab.

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton & Surrounding Towns

New Transactions from April 3, 2017 - April 10, 2017
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
Address
Buyer
Price
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
16 Lakepoint Way unit 8 Barry Ober, Heidi Edwards $650,280 April 7, 2017 Bruce D. Wheeler, Maspenock Woods Realty Trust
Ashland
155 Cherry Street Alexi I. Caffelle, Tyler D. Caffelle $346,000 April 10, 2017 Denise M. Comeau, Susan A. Atherton
48 Strobus Lane Svetlana Alekperova $515,000 April 10, 2017 Susanne P. Sweeney, James P. Sweeney
1 Foxhill Road Benjamin Mohlie, Alicia Ling $620,000 April 7, 2017 Daniel Aho, Cordaville Nominee Trust
232 Prospect Street Katherine A. Crowe, Kathryn M. Costello $352,132 April 7, 2017 Colin McKenzie, Corinne McKenzie
52 Arrowhead Circle unit A Diana Asriyan, Vitaliy Akopdzhanov $355,000 April 5, 2017 David E. Wazer
423 America Boulevard unit 4 Elizabeth Escobar, Oscar Escobar $189,100 April 5, 2017 Louisiana Purchase Realty LLC
Southborough
218 Cordaville Road Colleen M. Hoppe $169,000 April 6, 2017 Stephen W. Whynot
Upton
10 Grafton Road David Archie, Renee Archie $510,000 April 10, 2017 Chris Pirie, Johanna C. Cooper
31 Prospect Street Megan M. Caruso, Jeffrey T. Caruso $580,000 April 7, 2017 Simon Beylin, Mona Danesh
133 Main Street Sharon R. Carlino $312,500 April 7, 2017 Richard Jeffrey

Police Incidents - Updated 4/10/2017

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Governor Visits CommonWealth Kitchen

BOSTON – Today Governor Charlie Baker toured CommonWealth Kitchen, a Dorchester food business incubator and commercial kitchen that provides shared commissary space and manufacturing capacity to entrepreneurs with food-based ventures. CommonWealth kitchen hosts over 55 businesses, employing over 200 workers. Since 2015, the Baker-Polito Administration has supported CommonWealth Kitchen’s growth by providing the nonprofit organization with over $300,000 in capital equipment grants from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. CommonWealth Kitchen and the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative are also core partners in a $200,000 project, funded through the administration's Urban Agenda Economic Development grant program, to facilitate the launch of small local food manufacturing businesses.

“Our administration is focused on creating more jobs through community-based entrepreneurships by building off local assets in every corner of the Commonwealth,” said Governor Baker. “We are grateful for the passion and commitment of our partners in these efforts, CommonWealth Kitchen and Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, as we continue to advance economic development in neighborhoods across Massachusetts.”

“Entrepreneurship strengthens neighborhoods and creates new economic opportunities,” said Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash. “Through our support for shared workspaces, business mentorship, and access to capital, we are unleashing the unmatched creativity of our residents.”

“By providing jobs that support fresh, locally grown food, CommonWealth Kitchen is an important economic driver,” said Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton. “The Baker-Polito Administration and the Department of Agricultural Resources are committed to ensuring the future of Massachusetts urban farming by promoting local and youth engagement in sustaining our food supply through grassroots efforts.”

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Pike Crash in Hopkinton Under Investigation

 

Troopers from the State Police Barracks in Weston and the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section continue to investigate this morning’s crash on the eastbound side of the Massachusetts Turnpike in Hopkinton. The scene was cleared at 12:22 p.m.

The crash occurred at 8:08 a.m. and involved five vehicles:

  • A 2015 Freightliner 999 tractor with New York registration, operated by a 54-year-old Pittsfield man;

  • A 2007 International 94001 tractor with New York registration, operated by a 40-year-old Gloversville, N.Y., man;

  • A 2016 Hino box truck with New Jersey registration, operated by a 31-year-old Belchertown man;

  • A 2011 Chevrolet Terrain with Massachusetts registration, operated by a 32-year-old Worcester woman; and

  • A 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer with Massachusetts registration operated by a 32-year-old Agawam man.

Two drivers were transported to UMass Medical Center in Worcester. The driver of the Freightliner suffered incapacitating injuries not believed to be life-threatening at this time. The driver of the Hino truck sustained non-incapacitating injuries.

The sequence of events and cause of the crash remains under investigation by State Police. Contributed content.

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Candidate List from Connor Degan, Town Clerk

 

The following is the list of candidates that will be on the ballot for the Annual Town Election on Monday, May 15th, 2017.  Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the list or any thing else with the process.

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  • John M. Coutinho of 1 David Joseph Road (R) for the Board of Selectmen (Incumbent)
    Stanley D. Pulnik of 11 Downey Street (U) for Library Board of Trustees 3 year (Incumbent)

  • Claire B. Wright of 28 Hayden Rowe (R) for Cemetery Commission (Incumbent)

  • Christina M. Anderson of 7 Meserve Street (D) for Parks and Recreation Commission

  • Jennifer A. Devlin of 12 Cunningham Street (D) for School Committee

  • Amy K. Markovich of 235 Lumber Street (R) for Parks and Recreation Commission (Incumbent)

  • Amy B. Ritterbusch of 54 Grove Street (D) for Planning Board 5 year

  • Laura W. Hanson of 19 North Mill Street (D) for Parks and Recreation Commission (Incumbent)

  • Meenakshi S. Bharath of 213 Ash Street (U) for School Committee

  • Irfan Nasrullah of 211 Winter Street (D) for Planning Board 1 year

  • Jessica A. King of 189 Hayden Rowe (D) for Board of Library Trustees 1 year

  • Michael J. King of 189 Hayden Rowe (D) for Board of Health 1 year
    Kenneth R. Weismantel of 145 Ash Street (R) for Planning Board 5 year (Incumbent)

  • Elizabeth B. Whittemore of 118 Hayward Street (D) for Board of Health 3 year

  • Gary B. Trendel of 31 Chamberlain Street (R) for Planning Board 5 year

  • June A. Harris of 185 Saddle Hill Road (R) for Library Board of Trustees 3 Year (Incumbent)

  • Muriel E. Kramer of 39 North Street (D) for Commissioners of Trust Funds (Incumbent) and for Planning Board 5 year

  • Susan Kurys of 29 Forest Lane (D) for Library Board of Trustees 3 year

  • Margaret Wiggin of 5 Cross Street (D) for Library Board of Trustees

  • Amman Haidri of 7 Spring Lane (D) for Board of Selectmen

  • Rebeka Hoffman of 12 Mount Auburn Street (D) for Housing Authority

  • Lesley Ficaria of 57 Greenwood Road (D) for Board of Assessors 1 year

  • Lya Batlle-Rafferty of 5 Meadowland Drive (D) for Board of Assessors 3 year

  • Kelly Karp of 23 Nicholas Road (D) for Planning Board 3 year

  • Al Rogers of 4 Laurel Avenue (R) for Planning Board 1 year

  • Edward Mills of 37 Woody Island Way (D) for Constable 3 year

  • Francis D'Urso of 173 Saddle Hill Road (D) for Constable 1 year

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   Support for Amy Ritterbusch

   Dear Editor,

 

I am happy to endorse Amy Ritterbusch for one of the two open positions on the Hopkinton Planning Board. I am fortunate to have worked with Amy in several capacities over the last 12 years. I continue to be amazed by the breadth of her knowledge and her commitment to each group, to each task. I have so much respect for her and all she gives to our community.


Amy has never needed a fancy title to be the backbone of an organization. I have witnessed the Hopkinton Moms Group, Hopkinton Parent Teacher Association, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts all benefit from Amy’s tireless work on their behalf.


Amy is passionate about Hopkinton’s future; she does her research, is well-spoken, even-keeled and most of all, dedicated to our town and its residents. At a time when Hopkinton is quickly growing and developing, we need Amy’s thoughtful, fresh and impartial approach. We need someone who can question the status quo and make informed decisions for the long term.


As an unenrolled voter, I do not look at the political affiliation of candidates or view town elections as popularity contests. I vote for a candidate based on his/her own merits. I ask you to do the same. Look at everything Amy Ritterbusch has already done for Hopkinton and know that her potential to help guide Hopkinton into a prosperous and vibrant future, makes her the best candidate for Planning Board.

 

Beth D’Alleva

43 Blueberry Lane

April 10, 2017

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Peek-a-Boo!

April 9, 2017 -- The B.A.A. unicorn peeks out of the B.A.A. second floor window of One Ash Street at dusk today.

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The Moon

April 9,2017 -- This evening.

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Beaver?

April 9, 2017-- Yes, this beaver is close to 100' from the camera, but even so, it can be distinguished from a muskrat by its leathery tail, and by the small piece of wood in its mouth, as it swims toward its future lodge in a wildlife sanctuary on the French River in Oxford. The creatures do not last long in populated areas like Hopkinton, where their activity always affects humans, and results in them being euthanized.

 

Below, and in the same sanctuary, a young turkey vulture glides over a meadow, its perfect wings betraying its youth.


State Police Investigating Fatal Car Fire in Mansfield

 

April 9, 2017 -- At 3:45 p.m., numerous 911 callers reported a car fire in the Mansfield Rest Area on Route 95 northbound, prior to Route 495. Troopers from the State Police Barracks in Foxboro responded to the scene with members of the North Attleboro Fire Department. A single male occupant had been inside the vehicle and was pulled from the vehicle by Good Samaritans.

 

 

North Attleboro Fire Department extinguished the fire. The man, who is not being identified at this time, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Troopers from the Crime Scene Services Section, Fire Marshal’s Office, Troop H Detectives and the Bristol State Police Detective Unit responded to the scene to assist with the investigation into the cause of the fire and the death of the occupant of the vehicle.

 
Live! on Main with Hopkinton Marathon Committee Chair Dottie Ferriter-Wallace
 
Good Friends, Good Prizes, Good Pasta


April 9, 2017 -- St. John's Youth Group held a Spaghetti dinner fundraiser last evening, offering prizes, 50/50 drawing, and yes, pasta. Photo by Denise Antaki.

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 State Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Boxford

At 9:52 p.m. on Saturday April 8, 2017, numerous 911 calls reported two vehicles apparently racing on Route 95 southbound in Boxford. Moments later, 911 calls advised of a serious multi-car crash on Route 95 northbound at exit 53 in Boxford. Troopers from the State Police Barracks in Newbury immediately responded to the scene with Boxford Fire Department and EMS. Trooper Kevin O’Niel arrived on the scene of a three car crash and advised that one of the operators had life-threatening injuries. Trooper O’Niel’s initial investigation indicates that a 1997 BMW convertible, operated by 38-year-old Michael Espinola of Peabody, was traveling at a high rate of speed and crossed into oncoming traffic, striking a 2012 Acura MDX and a 2009 Honda Civic.

Espinola was transported to Beverly Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The operator of the Acura, a 64-year-old North Hampton, N.H., man, and his passenger, a 64-year-old North Hampton, N.H., woman, as well as the operator of the Honda, a 43-year-old Georgetown woman and a 12-year-old girl who was a passenger, were all transported to Beverly Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

MassDOT responded to the scene to assist with marking the lane closures. Troopers from the Collisions Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the Crime Scene Services Section responded to assist with the investigation. The Essex County District Attorney’s office was notified of the crash and will also be assisting with the investigation. Three northbound lanes of Route 95 at exit 53 were closed during the crash response and investigation. The left lane remained open during the investigation and  all lanes were reopened at 1:03 a.m. this morning.


Break with the Bunny


April 9, 2017 -- DPW workers took a break from sprucing up the Hopkinton Common yesterday as the Easter Bunny got ready to hide 7,000 eggs, 20 special Easter baskets, and help with face painting and photos. Hopkinton Drug partners with Parks and Recreation, donating candy and transporting the Easter Bunny.
Photo compliments of Hopkinton Drug.

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Republicans Caucus


Above, Hopkinton Republicans pause to pose for a photo during their caucus last evening. We still have not received their results. We have no photo of the Democrats, because upon entering the room, the reporter was ordered to leave amid shouts of "no press."

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Democrats Contest Selectman Race, Planning Board, and more

Please choose the "Town Election 2017" banner above to see who the Democrats chose in their caucus this evening, as well as the ones who qualified with nomination papers prior to this evening. The Republicans who qualified with nomination papers are also listed, but that party has yet to release the results of tonight's caucus. We hope to have them tomorrow.
Live! on Main, with Dorothy Ferriter-Wallace, Hopkinton Marathon Committee Chair
 recorded earlier Friday, April 7, 2017
Click on image below to begin show:

 
EDITOR'S NOTE: Dottie is the most recent individual in a growing line of quality people who have chosen to accept my invitation to appear on the show, and chat with me in a relaxed manner off of the cuff about what they do, show what they do, or actually do what they do, in front of me in a live webcast.
We are also receiving feedback from members of the community complimenting our guests and urging us to continue.
And continue we will. Thank you all!
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Police Incidents - Updated 4/7/2017

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TONIGHT:

NOTICE OF CAUCUS TO SELECT CANDIDATES FOR

MAY 2017 TOWN ELECTIONS @ Town Hall, April 7, 2017

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Eighth Grade Student Places
Sasha Fomin, 8th grade HMS student, placed sixth overall at the state finals for the National Geographic Bee which was held at Elms College in Chicopee on March 31. He competed against 100 peers who advanced to the finals after winning their respective school bees and taking an online test used to determine eligibility. He will not advance to the national finals, but his achievement is notable.

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 Candidate Statement -- Jenn Devlin

 

My name is Jenn Devlin and I would like to express my intent to run for an open seat on the Hopkinton School Committee. I believe my background in business and as  a middle school teacher will lend well to the responsibilities of this position, and I respectfully request your vote in the town election on May 15th.

 

I grew up in Liverpool, NY and graduated from Ithaca College. With a degree in International Business, I worked in sales at Nabisco and later in international sales and marketing at a medical device company, Transonic Systems Inc., in Ithaca, NY. During this time I also served as assistant/novice coach for the women’s rowing team at Ithaca College. The need for teamwork, a strong work ethic, perseverance, and a united focus on a goal fueled my passion for teaching and coaching the sport of rowing. In 1999, an opportunity to coach at Boston University brought me to Massachusetts. These experiences in business and intercollegiate athletics fostered my skills in budgeting, fundraising, and recruitment. I believe these skills will transfer smoothly into the School Committee’s crucial task of creating a fiscally responsible budget while maintaining the high standards Hopkinton residents hold for our public schools.

 

My husband and I moved to Hopkinton in 2004. At that time I refocused my career and passion for teaching into public education. I began my work in the Southborough public schools in 2005 as a special education instructional aide, then as a teacher of 6th grade reading and language arts and 6th grade math lab. Currently I serve as the middle school health teacher and have dedicated the last two years to co-authoring our district’s new middle school health curriculum. Along with my experience in the classroom, I have a Doctor of Education degree from Northeastern University in Curriculum Leadership by which I collaborated with teachers and administrators in public and higher education across the country. As a result, I have a strong belief in ensuring curriculum is rigorous and challenging, yet remains diverse and developmentally appropriate. As a member of the School Committee, I will work to ensure that Hopkinton’s curriculum maintains the depth and breadth we all expect for our children.

 

My years of experience teaching and developing curriculum provide me with a unique perspective on how school districts should balance course offerings and influence the learning opportunities for our students. My insight into both the form and function of public education will be an asset to the School Committee, especially as we draft the next strategic plan. In fact, I have a very vested interest in both the continued success of the district and developing a strong next-phase strategic plan as a parent of students in both 1st and 3rd grade.

 

I would consider it an honor to serve the community on our School Committee and I respectfully request your vote on May 15th.

Jenn Devlin

12 Cunningham Street

April 6, 2017

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The last day to register to vote in the May 1st Annual Town Meeting and May 15th Annual Town Election is 
Tuesday, April 11th.  My office will be open late from 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM to allow residents time to register.  You may also register online at the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website (https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/).  If you are unsure if you are registered to vote check online (https://www.sec.state.ma.us/VoterRegistrationSearch/MyVoterRegStatus.aspx) or check with me by stopping in, emailing me at townclerk@hopkintonma.gov, or calling me at 508-497-9710.  
"This is a good community. ...it's on its way to becoming a great community."
~ Timothy Kilduff, Chamber of Commerce, 26.2 Foundation

Nearly two dozen people helped cut the ribbon to officially open Legacy Farms North road, an 8,000-foot roadway that will serve the 425 homes to be built there by Pulte Homes, as well as to serve as a cutoff to avoid Downtown during rush hour traffic. Speaker after speaker gave their views of the meaning to this remarkable event, one that will serve in hindsight as a turning point in the town's history.
Please enjoy the video (some remarks are truncated for space) by clicking on the image below.




Another view point:


Thanks to Tim Kilduff for sharing the full view.

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Legacy Farms North -- NOW Open!!


April 6, 2017 -- Roy MacDowell, far left, developer of Legacy Farms, expresses the positive comments of the speakers and guests with his jubilant expression today as he,  stakeholders and community members who were involved in the long process helped cut the ribbon, ceremoniously opening the road to the pubic. HopNews will have more after lunch.

Well Known Republicans Hold Reception


April 5, 2017 -- A  group of Hopkinton Republicans met with Governor Charlie Baker at a reception on Wednesday hosted  by Egan brothers Christopher, Michael and Jack.  Pictured (left to right) is Governor Charlie Baker, Wayne Pacheco, Eric Sonnett, Michael Egan, Bogie Bogigian, and Ken Weismantel. Contributed Content.

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Dry Run

 

April 5, 2017 -- Roy MacDowell (on ladder), son Todd, right, and Baystone staff member Erick Swenson take the new sign for a dry run the day before the official road opening/renaming and ribbon cutting tomorrow.

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Grand Opening

April 5, 2017 -- At least it wasn't snowing today as Teresa and Lisa opened the Snappy Dogs trailer to a slow, but steady clientele. In addition to cooking snappy hot dogs, they practiced their favorite schtick: Making it known with a shout-out whenever a friend or customer became visible, from the farther away the better. They are located in the parking lot of Weston Nurseries on East Main Street.

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No Airport in Hopkinton
(See HopNews then-reporter Ron DiMichele's 2005 story about the Jetport proposed for Hopkinton in 1970)

April 5, 2017 -- This small passenger jet, likely a private Learjet, made a fairly quiet pass over Legacy Farms North this afternoon, its distinctive and prominent wingtip fuel tanks of a Learjet 23 very visible. Because of the jet showing its bottom, the N-numbers, which can reveal the owner, are not visible as it flies away from the camera.. The hand-made luxury jet has a great story.

 

Good Friday Ecumenical Service

 

April 14, at 12 Noon. Join with the churches of Hopkinton here at St. John’s as we ponder together the work of our Lord’s cross. Members of the clergy from churches across the town participate together in this annual traditional service. Please join us!

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BASEBALL HISTORY AT THE SENIOR CENTER— Thursday, April 6, 12:30

  

     All are welcome to join us at the Senior Center for a presentation on the history of baseball.

 

As Baseball has journeyed, so too has America. Jeffrey A. Skillings has taught literature, writing and United States History courses at Dean College, where he is an Assistant Professor of English, for the past 35 years. His professional and personal interests concern American literature, United States History and Baseball.


 

Why Does Emma Run?

 

My name is Emma Howe, and I'm a junior at Boston College, and I'm running the the Boston Marathon this year for Dana Farber in honor of my amazing father Scott Howe.

My dad was diagnosed with stage IV oropharyngeal cancer two years ago, and he was told he would have to endure two major surgeries as well as 8 weeks of chemo and radiation. I made it my mission to become his caretaker and help him kick cancer to the curb. Watching him go through treatment was one of the most frightening and humbling experiences of my life. Even though he went through daily radiation treatments and tri-weekly chemo sessions, he remained strong and optimistic throughout. I know this is why he was declared cancer free two years ago and has been ever since.

Throughout that trying time, I was shown the power of teamwork and love from both the doctors and nurses at Dana Farber as well as from the actions taken by my neighbors and friends. I was so inspired by these amazing people, that I made it my mission to run the Boston Marathon for my dad and Dana Farber when I turned 20 years old. This dream has finally become a reality, as I'm running Boston this year, and I'm doing it in honor of my dad's and for all dad who've battled with cancer.

 I want to make sure that nobody ever has to experience the the pain my dad went through.

 

Here is the link to my fund-raising page: http://www.rundfmc.org/2017/emmah

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Host Family Needed  

Kaizhao needs a host family. He is 17 and will be a senior at Hopkinton High School this upcoming year.

He is from Zhengzhou, China. He describes himself as a “warm and easygoing boy with an entrepreneurial and team spirit.”

In school, he captains the football club and Aeromodelling team and can’t wait to get involved in clubs, sports, and extracurricular activities in Hopkinton.

A $900 tax free monthly expense stipend is provided. For more information about hosting Kaizhao, please contact the local coordinator Ann Northup, with Educatius Group, at ann.northup@gmail.com  or 508-480-8513. If you know someone who will host, we thank you with a $100 referral fee.
Statement of Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian regarding the Lunn case before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
 
As the national debate over immigration enforcement has escalated, we have sought to have federal authorities provide guidance in keeping
with federal judicial decisions, including that of the First Circuit Court of Appeals, regarding the legal sufficiency of detainers. While that guidance has yet to come, it is my hope a decision in the Lunn case will provide clarity under Massachusetts law and ease some of the confusion created in recent weeks.

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Peter B. Porter, 66

 

Peter B. Porter, 66, of Hopkinton, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Eleanor (Benson) and Bliss C. Porter.


Peter loved the Boston Bruins and was a season ticket holder in Section 99 of the old Boston Garden throughout his 30’s & 40’s. He loved bringing his children to games at The Garden and took pleasure in playing hallway hockey with them in between periods. In the past, Peter and his son enjoyed their time together as part of the Hudson Street Hockey League, He was also a very supportive “Horse Show Dad” to his daughter and dedicated many weekends trailering horses to events throughout his daughter’s childhood.

 


Peter took great pride in his family run construction business, Unique Design and Construction, which he based out of the family home in Hopkinton, until going to work as the Director of Maintenance at Riverview Condominiums in Cambridge in the 90's.

 


Peter is survived by his two children, Christopher Richmond Tabor-Porter and his wife Nataevia (Carrasquillo) Tabor-Porter of Northbridge and Danielle Tabor-Porter of Upton, and their mother Pamela Tabor-Porter. He also leaves behind his two brothers, Michael Porter of Hopkinton and Al Porter of Ashland; his three grandchildren who he absolutely adored, Leona, Gabriel and Hunter; his best friend Paul Beaulieu of Medford, who will miss their whimsical road trips and shenanigans, as well as his nieces, Alexis & Nikki, and his nephew, Matthew.

 


A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 8th at 2:00p.m. at Connect Church, 280 Pleasant St. Ashland, MA. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Peter’s name be made to Hopkinton Police Department, 74 Main St. Hopkinton, MA 01747 or the DARE Program at HPD. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.










8 lb Trout Included in Bounty

Today, the Woodville Rod and Gun put about $3,500 worth of hungry trout, including the 8 pond lunker to the left, according to member Lee Wright in an email, into Lake Whitehall to prepare for their upcoming derby.

The shock of being moved to this beautiful location should be over when the hooks hit the water on April 15th for the club's Annual Spring Trout Derby.

To learn more, or to download sign up forms, visit the club's website. Thanks to Laura Jackson for supplying these great photos!

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Troopers Assist in Search for Missing Southborough Man

 

April 3, 2017 -- The Massachusetts State Police dive team and Marine Unit today conducted an underwater search of the Charles River at the locks of the Charles River Dam and under the Leonard Zakim Bridge in support of the investigation into the disappearance of Michael Kelleher, 23.

 

Troopers using side-scan sonar deployed from a State Police boat and MSP divers searched the area for several hours but did not locate any evidence connected to the young man’s disappearance. Troopers will resume their search later this week. We fervently hope that our search of the river will serve the purpose of ruling out that area, and that Mr. Kelleher will be located somewhere unharmed.

 

Mr. Kelleher, a resident of Southborough, went missing last Wednesday night, March 29, following a Celtics game. He is 6’2” tall, 180 pounds, with a thin build, brown hair, and blue eyes. When last reported seen, he was wearing brown pants, a gray sweatshirt, and a Celtics jersey and hat. Anyone with information about him is urged to call police immediately.

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton & Surrounding Towns

New Transactions from March 27, 2017 - April 3, 2017
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
Address
Buyer
Price
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
26 Highcroft Way Frederick A. Schillinger III, Allyson W. Schillinger $415,000 March 31, 2017 Holly S. Schenker
1 Hunters Ridge Way William L. Della Giustina Jr., Lindsay Della Giustina $923,000 March 30, 2017 South Mill Street LLC
4 Lincoln Street Southgate LLC $356,100 March 30, 2017 Maxine F. Kinsbury
4 Sweetwater Way unit 274 Chandra S. Boyapati, Nalini Koti $487,345 March 30, 2017 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
37 Forest Lane unit 27 Ikram Ahmed, Nida Javeed $360,000 March 30, 2017 Sumeet Mehra, Martha C. Mehra
14 Highcroft Way Joseph Gammal $389,900 March 29, 2017 Andreas F. Kristen
54 Walcott Valley Drive Harry Dehaly $178,000 March 28, 2017 Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Champion Mortgage Co.
63 Rockwood Lane unit 7 John A. Maglia, Sandra E. Maglia,
Maglia Family Revocable Living Trust
$532,549 March 27, 2017 LLD Land Development Corp.
15 Falcon Ridge Drive Shankar Krishnamony, Sheela Krishnamony $692,000 March 27, 2017 George J. Giansanti Jr., Martha M. Giansanti
Ashland
8 John Hancock Drive unit 80B Glenn D. Dsouza $420,000 April 3, 2017 Freedom Village Realty LLC
8 Howe Street Robin P. Botto, Timothy Botto $568,000 March 31, 2017 Carole M. Berotte Joseph
6 John Hancock Drive unit A Maxwell M. Miranda $424,000 March 31, 2017 Freedom Village Realty LLC
89 Myrtle Street Robert Nicasio $379,900 March 31, 2017 Jodie Gargan
10 Waushakum Avenue Waldir Dacosta $95,000 March 31, 2017 Ann Mackay, Mark Mackay
134 Mountain Gate Road unit A James Haberlin $266,500 March 30, 2017 Louis Bushinsky
5 Belcher Circle unit 18 Sheldon C. Toplitt, Sandra E. Goldsmith $324,450 March 30, 2017 Barbara Dickson
21 Water Street Mladen Adamovic, Leanne Hersey $319,000 March 29, 2017 Rivers Edge Properties LLC
Southborough
30 Turnpike Road unit 8 Paul E. Levine, John M. Abbondanza,
Turnpike Road Realty Trust
$330,000 March 31, 2017 Benjamin T. Stevens, 30 Turnpike Road Trust
77 Carriage Hill Circle Renzhai Shao, Leng Jiang, Yiping Shao $674,000 March 30, 2017 Gary G. Kay, Melissa L. Kay
Upton
18 Josiah Drive Paul Porcella, Kerry Porcella $425,000 March 31, 2017 Christopher J. Tobey, Lee M. Tobey
22 Plumbley Road Christopher Tobey, Lee Tobey $660,000 March 31, 2017 Gary L. Gienger, Jane A. Gienger
12 Merriam Way Brendon Leo, Alyssa Candidi $499,900 March 31, 2017 Daniel Johnson, Dawn Johnson
103 Crockett Road Kaari Hayward, Misty Hayward $350,000 March 28, 2017 Joan J. Hayward
5 Cross Street Derek T. Van Duzer, Lori A. Giardono $418,500 March 28, 2017 Davidson-Nealley Construction Inc.

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Family Outdoor Center 45 East St. Hopkinton, Ma 01748
ADVENTURE DAY, CHALLENGE COURSE
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Come out to the Family Outdoor Center in Hopkinton for an afternoon on our high ropes course! Test your courage and strength on a series of high rope elements. Families are sure to enjoy an afternoon full of fun, laughs, challenges, and adventure.

Ages: 7+**
Time: 2:00-4:00PM
Location to Meet: Hayes
Individual: Members $10 / Nonmembers $20
Families: Members $20 / Non-member $40

http://www.metrowestymca.org/events/event-family-adventure-day-1

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Rosalie R. Martin, 77  

Rosalie R. Martin, 77, of Hopkinton, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 2, 2017 surrounded by her loved ones. Predeceased by her loving husband of 51 years, Paul A Martin, her mother Frances (Godsell) Kelly, father Thomas Seward, step father James Kelly and two siblings, Frances Dion and James Seward.

Rosalie was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church of Hopkinton since 1969, where she was a former CCD teacher. Rosalie loved to travel, especially to her birth place of Newfoundland, Canada and out west. She loved to take trips with and visit the senior center where she was a member of the pen pal club for over 10 years. More than anything, she loved spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her three daughters, Laura, Roseann Debra and their husbands; Her sisters and brother, Anne Peebles, Helen Avery and James Kelly, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren along with many loving friends.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 9th from 2-5p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00a.m. on Monday, April 10th at St. John the Evangelist Church of Hopkinton. Private committal services will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of Hopkinton Seniors 28 Mayhew St. Hopkinton, MA 01748

Pro-science Gathering


April 3, 2017 -- A "facebook event" favoring science attracted a handful of families yesterday to the Hopkinton Common.

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They're B-A-A-A-ck

    April 2, 2017 -- The nests in our favorite great blue heron rookery, near the Sutton/Oxford town line, are being repaired by the parents, which will bring their eggs to term this spring, before showing them how to fly. The backlit birds are in near silhouette due to the time of day.
Below, under the canopy of the herons' nests, the turbulence surrounding this eel-like creature makes it appear to be moving, but it is not, It is actually a static wooden sculpture, courtesy of the elements.

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Freeze-frame


April 2, 2017 -- This waterfall, frozen in time with a fast shutter speed, appears like a fence of necklaces, this afternoon in Sutton.

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Quilters Meeting - Join the fun!

The Marathon Quilters Guild next meeting is Tuesday, April 11 at 7:00 pm at Faith Community Church (146 E. Main Street, Hopkinton, MA). The program includes a fast-moving, fun lecture & demo by Adele Scott. She will share her favorite products, tips and techniques. We welcome all quilters. For more information, visit our website ( www.marathonquilters.com ).

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Missing Island

   April 1, 2017 -- The island at Ice House Pond is totally submerged today from all of the precipitation and the resulting runoff; and the floor of the gazebo is almost covered. The branches extending from shore appear to reach out to the sinking island to offer lifelines.

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Disappointed!

April 1, 2017-- In most years, April first is a good starting point for planting, mulching, clearing, or even eating a hot dog outside. But today was not even funny this year, as a wet and windy storm kept most people inside. Teresa and Lisa have their sights on Wednesday, April 5 for the target open for Snappy Dog. We caught them on video a few short years ago. Check it out if you haven't seen it, or watch it again if you have.

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Les McCann and Eddie Harris Try to Make it Real
in this YouTube video of a 1969 performance at Montreaux Jazz Festival (Caution: slight R-rating)
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The Jr Hillers Hockey Team 2 won the Maroon Division Championship of the Foxboro Middle School League 7-6 in overtime Friday night .

Front (Goalie) Jack Lang
1st row – Michael Berman, JJ Bianchi, Spencer Horgan, Annie Kester, Izak Peterson, Derek Crowe, Pavit Mehra, Callum Greenwood, Dylan Prefontaine, Dylan Mansur, Ryan Teitel, Ryan Brennan

Back row – Coach Bianchi, Coach Crowe, Manoli Barris & Coach Neary

Missing from photo – Coach Greenwood (taking photo), Joe Aubut & Matt Goetz  ~Contributed content


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HHS Art Dept. Honors Exhibition


Now through April 11, 2017 at Hopkinton Center for the Arts. Above,  "Radioactive 2017" Inkjet Print by Athena Gutierrez De Lassé.



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At 24 Main Street

https://bostonrusticweddin.wixsite.com/rusticweddingrentals

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FaySummer Open Houses 2017
Thursday, April 6, 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Stop by any time between 3:30 and 6:00 p.m., on your way home from work or afternoon activities, to pick up a FaySummer brochure, meet our camp director and staff, or take a campus tour. Snacks and activities will be available for children. Please use the East Entrance at 23 Middle Road for access and parking. Questions? Contact us at summer@fayschool.org, or visit www.faysummer.org/openhouses.

Ad Presented in Hopkinton High School Press:

 

Above, ad artwork by HopNews Office Manager, Eric Montville.

by Robert Falcione

March 30, 2017 -- The above ad ran in the HHSPress (Hopkinton High School Press) print version dated March 28, 2017 (Their online version can be found here: www.HHSPress.org/ ). The physical paper is often available at the school entrance. But why run the ad?

       My Spidey senses recently signaled that there was a lot of confusion in the community about what constitutes real news and what constitutes fake news. But let us consider that "news" sometimes refers to the totality of a publication, and all of the various divisions therein, some of which are illustrated in the ad above. Sometimes, news is a breaking story, or a report, and sometimes, it is an ongoing story, or elements thereof. Opinions are not news; unless the opinion is by someone who can influence events, and lives with it, and becomes the story instead.

        But some  contemporary news programs are peppered at the end of a report with opinions from both sides of an issue, and present a panel like Hollywood Squares, one person aside or atop the other. Taken as a whole, the concept conflates opinion with reporting, further muddling a viewer's perception of what is real, and what is opinion or propaganda. But things weren't always that way.

        HopNews became known across the world in 2006 when Neil Entwistle murdered his wife and baby in their newly leased Hopkinton home. This writer became world renown, with interviews on television and radio shows, interviews in movie documentaries and on Court Television, to name a few, for having been the first in the entire world to make the event public, the first to break the story.

         That was 11 years ago, an eon in web time, and before facebook had more than a handful of readers. Since then, being first with a story is not hours or days before most others. It can be minutes, or even mere seconds, because people on facebook and other social media copy and paste the stories or photos of professionals, and/or "share" them, robbing some of the perceived value of the hard work from the professional. That horse has been out of the barn for some time.

        In conclusion, yes there is real news, and a new generation needs to continue to learn how to identify it, and separate it from opinion; but more importantly, how to separate it from propaganda and utter fabrication, of which there is far too much on the World Wide Web (A few months ago, a grown man, reading that Hillary was operating a child-sex ring out of the back of a pizza shop, travelled there with a loaded rifle, ready to end the practice, as if the police were aware, but did nothing. Once, I received a doctored video of Obama claiming to have been born in Kenya, and admitting to being a Muslim. I knew it was doctored, but the person sending it to me believed he discovered it, through some sort of power unique unto himself, and that somehow, even Obama's other detractors were unaware of its existence.) Some cannot tell the difference between real and fake.

        We appreciate fully those who do know the difference, and recommend reading our local colleagues at the MetroWest Daily News and its affiliates, as well as the Hopkinton Independent ( and HopNews.com, of course).

        And for real close-up opinions and real concerns of Hopkinton students, check out some topical interviews of some of them in the HHSPress.org  by Editor Michael Karlis as well as a report by him about the rejection of the turf fields, with quotes that you didn't read elsewhere. And there is much, much more by other budding journalists.

          Speaking for HopNews, we appreciate wholeheartedly our readers, our advertisers, and our news and feature sources that help contribute to the journalism, and photojournalism, that we practice 7 days a week for this growing community.

          Thank you all for your sense of integrity, your honesty, your dedication to the facts, and your commitment to the people of Hopkinton.

           Let's keep it real!

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Relating to Difficult People

Sunday, April 30 from 6:30-8:30p

Women Only


Admit it, sometimes it can feel like they’re everywhere. At work, in the neighborhood, and even in our own homes. “Difficult” people come in all types, from the annoying to the needy, and our efforts to navigate these relationships can be exhausting and frustrating. But there is good news! Three simple relationship principles put into practice can lessen the stressful impact of the difficult people in our lives and turn us toward the greater joy and satisfaction that God wants us to have.


Be Refreshed events are amazing seminars for women of all ages. You will be treated to delicious desserts and good company.


We welcome all women; you do not need to be members of Faith Community Church, or any other church, to attend. There is no charge to attend these events.


Register at www.fcch.org, click “Events”

 

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Photo taken at Center School, March 28, 2017 Awaiting Hoyt Presentation

Boston Marathon Fundraising

The Project Just Because Marathon Team - Ann-Michele Dragsbaek and Jennifer Mullins

Project Just Because is a Hopkinton-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps families and seniors in need within the MetroWest area with essential items like food, clothing, toiletries, school supplies, blankets, toys, baby items, and so much more. The mission is simple: "Helping families in need from the heart."

Your donation will help to fund the critical programs they do throughout the year, which includes helping children stay warm during the winter months, assisting those who've experienced abuse, and providing essentials to help families get back on their feet.

Project Just Because provides hope for a better tomorrow.

Go to http://www.razoo.com/team/Project-Just-Because-Boston-Marathon-2017 to support our marathon run for Project Just Because

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Middlesex Sheriff’s Office to Host Citizens Academy for Residents with Developmental Disabilities

CHELMSFORD, Mass. – Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian is pleased to announce a new initiative aimed at engaging local residents with developmental disabilities.

The Special Citizens Academy is a free, four-week program that will launch April 11 at the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Training Academy in Chelmsford. The program is designed for residents ages 18, and above, with developmental disabilities who have an interest in public safety and learning more about the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office. “As we continue our efforts to engage more residents within Middlesex County, we see this Academy as incredible opportunity to introduce more people to who we are and what we do,” said Sheriff Koutoujian.

The Academy will meet once a week for two hours and include presentations on the role of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO); the MSO’s K-9 Unit; Internet Safety and Awareness; Fire Safety and First Aid; as well as Mobile Operations. The program will conclude with a graduation ceremony on May 2. A limited number of spots are available for the first class and will be filled in a first-come, first-serve basis.

To secure a spot in the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Special Citizens Academy please contact Community Affairs Deputy Director Tino Capobianco at 978-495-7410.

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"Hey, Let's All Go to the Friends of Whitehall Annual Meeting and Photography Show!"

 

The Friends of Whitehall’s Annual Meeting will be held on Tues. April 4th 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Woodville Baptist Church, 249 Wood St. Woodville. A presentation by Joy Marzolf, Teacher Naturalist at Mass Audubon called “Getting the Most from your Wildlife Photography” will be featured. Joy teaches various photography programs at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick. She enjoys photographing wildlife locally and teaching students about various techniques, including animal behavior, to improve their photography.

 

A nature photography show “Wonders of Whitehall Watershed” will also be part of the meeting. Members and guests are urged to bring a photograph of the lake or its wildlife. They will be displayed and a “favorite” will be voted on.

 

The Annual business meeting will also take place with a review of the year’s accomplishments and future plans for 2017. Refreshments will be served.

 

The Friends of Whitehall’s annual membership appeal letter was sent out earlier this year to neighborhoods around the lake, however anyone who is interested in the lake is urged to join us at the meeting and consider membership. More information can be found on our website: www.friendsofwhitehall.org. We would love to expand our membership to all areas of Hopkinton and surrounding towns. We hope you will consider joining us in our efforts to preserve Lake Whitehall and its surrounding areas and we look forward to seeing you on April 4th. Our spring lake and trail cleanup is scheduled for Sat. April 22nd and we hope to see you there also. ~ From the FOW

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Hannah and Meghan Krueger are having a yard sale to raise money for their Boston Marathon fundraising efforts! 
Sunday April 2nd <--- New date
8am - 2pm 
13 Ridge Road 
Celebrity Visit

March 28, 2017 --Dick Hoyt and Rick Hoyt stand as a living echo to their bronze counterparts at Center School this morning, as Center School students await a presentation. Standing closest to the granite base is Christopher Melton, Director of Vibram Finished Goods, which donated two Hoyt Running Chairs to teams in need. Mr. Melton's son, Ryder, is a first grade student at the school, and was just introduced by his father, who, along with Dick Hoyt and many of the students, is looking at Ryder, who is off-camera (actually, under-camera).

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On Schedule


March 28, 2017 -- Hopkinton Gas appears to be on schedule inasmuch as they have removed two 10,000 gallon metal fuel tanks, and will be replacing them with double-wall fiberglass tanks per law, and the understanding owner Sam Younes agreed to when he purchased the property.

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State Police Investigating Serious Injury Crash in Wareham

 

This afternoon at about 1:35 p.m., State Police from the Bourne Barracks responded to a single-vehicle crash Route 495 northbound just north of Route 25 westbound in Wareham which resulted in serious injury.

 

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Christopher Andrade indicates that a 2016 Dodge Challenger was traveling on Route 495 northbound just north of Route 25 when, for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle lost control going off the highway into the median and striking a tree. The investigation is looking into excessive speed as a contributing factor.

 

The operator, a 30-year-old Hyannis man, was transported to Tobey hospital with serious injuries. The passenger, a 29-year old Barnstable woman was transported to Rhode island Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

 

This crash remains under investigation with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section. State Police were assisted on scene by Wareham Fire and EMS as well as MassDOT.

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NOTICE OF CAUCUS TO SELECT CANDIDATES FOR

MAY 2017 TOWN ELECTIONS @ Town Hall, April 7, 2017

Republicans: Room 211

The Hopkinton Republican Town Committee will hold a caucus to select candidates for the May 2017 Town elections on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in Room 211 in Town Hall at 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. The Republican Caucus is open to all Hopkinton registered Republican and unenrolled voters.

For further information or to be placed on the Republican caucus ballot, contact Ken Weismantel, Chairman, at 508 435-5725 prior to April 6, 2017 at 8 PM. You must be a registered Republican to be placed on our caucus ballot.

Democrats Room 215 & 216

The caucus is open to all registered and pre-registered Democrats in Hopkinton and the Democratic Committee welcomes all eligible participants.

 

We encourage all Democrats who may be interested in local offices and committees. Check in at 6, call to caucus at 6:30. –  8:30 pm Help govern Hopkinton.

The Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee normally meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Hopkinton Town Hall. For more information on the caucus or the committee please contact Darlene Hayes at darlenehayes@yahoo.com  / 508-435-6585 or check the committee’s website at www.hopkintondemocrats.org

See the list of available seats, as well as who has taken out papers:

 
 
   

Board of Selectmen Press Release:
Greyhound Friends Hearing Postponed Indefinitely
March 28, 2017 -- Town of Hopkinton Board of Selectmen Greyhound Friends, Inc. Public Hearing Cancellation Notice The public hearing on the Greyhound Friends Inc. kennel license scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, has been postponed per the Greyhound Friends Inc. request. A new hearing will be rescheduled to a future date to be announced. Please find attached a letter from Greyhound Friends, Inc. attorney dated March 24, 2017, requesting that the Board of Selectmen postpone the hearing. Brian Herr, Chairman
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