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Inside Job at ESL Coffeehouse November 3


Blues band Inside Job will be at the Enter Stage Left Coffeehouse on November 3. Veterans of the New England music scene, the members of Inside Job were drawn together by a passion for the blues, and formed the band to create an opportunity for them to play a mixture New Orleans piano-based blues, rock & roll, R&B, and jazz-blues as well as traditional Chicago style blues. They will perform at 8:00 p.m. at ESL’s intimate studio setting at 30 Main Street in Hopkinton. Tickets are $10.00.

Fatal Crash on Route 190 South Leominster

Driver NOT wearing seat belt


October 26, 2007 — Today, at approximately 2:17 p.m., troopers assigned to the State Police Barracks in Leominster responded to a single vehicle crash on Route 190 South prior to Route 117 (Exit 7) in Leominster that resulted in one fatality.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Eric Higgins indicates that 42 year-old Afaf Fahim of Lancaster, Massachusetts, was operating a 1989 Mercedes 300 sedan on Route 190 South when she lost control of the vehicle, struck the median guardrail and rolled over. The operator was not wearing a safety belt and she was partially ejected from the vehicle. The operator was transported by ambulance to the Leominster Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. The name of the victim is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

This crash remains under investigation with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. Leominster EMS and MassHighway assisted Troopers at the scene.

 

Teenagers Help “Rebuild” the Spirit of New Orleans




October 26, 2007 – Hurricane Katrina may be out of the news headlines, but it remains in the hearts and minds of teenagers from First Congregational Church of Hopkinton (FCCH). This past July, 18 teens and 7 adults traveled to New Orleans to help rebuild the city. The team included many returning students and leaders eager to see the progress made from a trip the previous year.
     “In the past year, thousands of volunteers have helped remove debris and clean-up New Orleans,” said Natalie Crosier, a returning adult leader. “We were all looking forward to practicing our carpentry skills by rebuilding homes and other community buildings, wherever we were needed.”
     However, on the drive from the airport, it was apparent that the city was far from being rebuilt. While a lot of progress had been made gutting houses, most of the homes were still vacant. Downtown New Orleans has returned to relative normality, with many cars on the roads and stores open for business, but in the suburbs, golf courses were abandoned, neighborhoods were empty, and some water lines were still visible. It was becoming clear that we would not be hammering nails and putting up siding. READ MORE...

International Exhibition Introduces Twin Cities 

 

"Sun Up to the Gun" Reportage Chronicles Preparations for 109th Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Massachusetts; Gift to Marathon, Greece

 

October 26, 2007 —  Hopkinton Athletic Association (HAA) President, Tim Kilduff in concert with the Sports Museum of New England, today announced the exhibition "Sun Up to the Gun," a photographic exhibition which will open on November 4, 2007, at the Museum of the Marathon in Marathon, Greece.  A gift to the Municipality of Marathon from the HAA in recognition of the Twin City relationship between Hopkinton, Massachusetts and Marathon, the exhibition is underwritten by the Hopkinton Athletic Association (HAA) through funding from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and donation of images by the eight photographers.  Organized by Richard Johnson, Curator of the Sports Museum of New England, and Susan Julian Gates, Director of the project, "Sun Up to the Gun" is a photographic record of pre-race activities on Patriot's Day, April 18, 2005, in Hopkinton for the world's oldest annual marathon.

 

"Life inside the ropes has typically been the preserve of runners and race officials alone," said Tim Kilduff, founder and president of the HAA.  "This exhibit uniquely captures and preserves for an international audience a genuine behind-the-scenes view — one rarely seen by the outside world.  We're convinced this exhibit will prove a powerful appeal to visitors to Marathon and the marathoning community at large.  These fine art photographs by Massachusetts artists will act as a good-will ambassador for the citizens of the Commonwealth and bring international attention to the MetroWest region."

 

"The Boston Marathon traces its roots directly to Greece and the first modern Olympics held in Athens in 1896," said Richard Johnson, curator of the Sports Museum.   "The links are very tight.  The US Olympic team in 1896 featured a sizable contingent of athletes from the Boston area.  Also representing the United States was Coach John Graham of both Harvard University and the Boston Athletic Association.  In '97, the year following the Olympiad, Graham created a marathon race that in years hence would be known as the 'Boston Marathon,' a race universally recognized as the most important marathon in the world outside of its Olympic counterpart."

      As part of the Twin City partnership, Tim Kilduff will visit Marathon for the November 2007 Athens Marathon.  He will participate in the opening of the photography exhibit, observe the Athens Marathon at the start in Marathon, and meet with Mayor Spiros Zagaris and other Greek officials, as well as attend the AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) Marathon Symposium.  As Hopkinton has been the start of the Boston Marathon for more than 100 years, the HAA will share their experience with Marathon as to how a municipality can benefit from being part of an international marathoning event.

 

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Click on the thumbnail to see a video of the Start of the 2007 Boston Marathon.

File photos, top, Timothy Kilduff on race day on the back of the Boston television truck getting ready to transmit "color" reports of the leaders in the race. Right, Mayor Zagaris in Hopkinton at the dedication of the statue honoring Stylianos Kyriakides, 1946 Greek winner of the Boston Marathon.

EMC Reports Record Third-Quarter Financial Results

 

October 25, 2007 —EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced record third-quarter revenue and net income. EMC has now delivered seventeen consecutive quarters of double-digit revenue growth marked by strong, balanced execution across all its business lines and major geographies.   

     Total consolidated revenue for the third quarter of 2007 was $3.3 billion, an increase of 17% over the $2.8 billion reported for the third quarter of 2006.  GAAP net income for the third quarter of 2007 was $492.9 million or $0.23 per diluted share, 77% higher than the GAAP earnings per diluted share of $0.13 reported for the year-ago period.  GAAP net income for the third quarter of 2007 includes net gains of $115.2 million, primarily from the sale of six million shares of EMC’s interest in VMware to Cisco Systems.  Excluding this item, net income was $377.8 million or $0.17 per diluted share, an increase of 31% year-over-year.  During the quarter, EMC generated operating cash flow of $718 million, an increase of 57% compared with the same period a year ago and free cash flow of $475 million, an increase of 124% year-over-year.

     “Solid global execution of our strategy resulted in record third-quarter financial results,” said Joe Tucci, EMC Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer (HopNews File Photo). “Customers around the world are benefiting from the breadth and quality of our information infrastructure product and services portfolio, which provides them with the most cost-effective way to store, protect, optimize, and leverage their vast and growing quantities of strategic information.  We see broad opportunities in the global marketplace, and we will continue to drive profitable growth by furthering technology integration across our portfolio, investing in research and development, and expanding into the fastest-growing global markets.” 

       Tucci continued, “Among the many standouts during the quarter was VMware’s quarterly performance and the completion of the initial public offering of approximately 10% of VMware.  VMware is not only one of the fastest-growing businesses in the history of the software industry, but it has also created an entire IT category based on one of the very few game-changing technologies out there today.  The IPO has enabled EMC to expose and unlock more of VMware’s value for shareholders.”

Town's Dempsey House

October 26, 2007 — The developer of Deerfield Estates off of Lumber Street, The Capital Group, is giving this 18th Century home to the town after restoring the exterior to its original period's specifications.

      "They have agreed to carve out a piece of the land and give it and the house to the town," according to Historical commission member, Claire Wright. Mrs. Wright suggested that it could be used for a small meeting space.

       "We had to find a way to do something other than destroy the building.

       "We are working to raise awareness of historical preservation so that a developer realizes the importance of this to the town and builds preservation into the plans," Mrs. Wright said.

        The exterior has a new roof and has been landscaped by the developer. The interior has back to back period fireplaces and original wooden construction.

 SUNDAY TAPS VIGIL NOVEMBER 4, 2007
Hopkinton to join thousands of communities across America


Please join the Hopkinton Veteran’s Celebration Committee on Sunday November 4, 2007 as we join thousands of communities across America for a remembrance ceremony at the Gazebo at the town common in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. The Committee is hosting a “Sunday Taps Vigil” starting at 7pm. The ceremony will consist of a short tribute to American soldiers, veterans and their families and is expected to last 15 minutes. The ceremony will include the sounding of the 24 hauntingly beautiful notes of “Taps”.

“Taps” traditionally serves two important purposes. At military outposts around the world it is played in the evening to signal the time for quiet, rest and reflection after a day of duty. It is also mandated by the Department of Defense to be sounded live by a bugler, if possible, at the funeral of each and every American veteran as a final tribute to that individual veteran’s honorable time of service to his or her country. An average of over 1,600 American veterans are laid to rest each day.

Hopkinton has held this ceremony, on the first Sunday each month, since it was initiated in March 2004 by the national non-profit organization Bugles Across America. Since the ceremony was first proposed over 1,500 communities across America as well as in Canada and several other countries now participate.

 Cheryl Perreault's Poet's Corner

Natalie is a third grade student at Elmwood Elementary School. Her teacher, Paula Tangredi reports that Natalie is one of the students from her super duper” classroom who have been very busy writing poems about the fall season. ~ Cheryl

State Police Arrest Suspected Bank Robbers

 

 

October 25, 2007 — Today at approximately 4:16 p.m. Troopers from the State Police Bank Robbery Task Force alerted Troopers in the Boston area of an attempted bank robbery in Everett. Troopers from the Ted Williams Tunnel Barracks saw the wanted vehicle coming out of Revere which led to the arrest of 3 individuals.

While on patrol in the Tobin Bridge area Trooper Jose Allejandro with the assistance off trooper Keith McAuliffe followed the motor vehicle, a 2000 Dodge Intrepid, and attempted to stop it in the Sumner street South Boston area. The vehicle made several turns in an attempted to elude the troopers. Two parties fled on foot from the vehicle in the area across from the Edison Building by an industrial park. One subject was arrested in the vicinity of the vehicle.

            A perimeter was set up involving troopers from troops E, H, F, the MSP Canine and Marine Divisions. A state police helicopter was also on scene and using infer-red technology was able to find the two missing parties hiding in a ford van. Arrested were the following. 1) Alan E Stone 19 yrs of Auckland Street in Dorchester. 2) Jason S. Geddes 19 yrs of Dewolf Street in Dorchester and Richard R Wark 24 yrs of Grampian Way in Dorchester. All are charged with attempted armed bank robbery. Resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and several motor vehicle violations. The parties are being held at the Ted Williams Tunnel barracks. File photo.

DRUMLIN FARM VISIT TO ELMWOOD SCHOOL



Drumlin Farm is a member of the Massachusetts Audubon Society and is a working farm and sanctuary for wild animals, which brought some lessons to the Elmwood School in a program sponsored by the HPTA (Hopkinton Parent Teachers Association) as part of the Elmwood School Enrichment Program.

The 45 minute visits held in the individual classrooms were very interactive between touching and questions.

The visit consisted of many Madagascar hissing cockroaches in various sizes from Ľ” to 3” which hiss as a protection from predators. The have six legs and three body parts, as do all insects.

Opossum or possum is indigenous to this area. They are are the only marsupial in North America. The mothers’ gestation period is 13 days and the young (the size of a pea) climb into their mother’s pouch where they will remain and nurse until they are as big as a mouse and then they will climb on their mother’s back to search for food before they go out on their own.

Opossum’s defense against predators is to play dead, where their entire body shuts down and emits a very offensive odor that smells like rotting animal. Thus the phrase “playing possum”.

 

~Kathy LaFlash

The Shining

by Robert Falcione

October 25, 2007 — The Moon shone brightly in this photo taken 25 minutes ago with a 25 year-old lens from outside the HopNews office. It looks a little like a cantaloupe in a bin at Colella's the other day. Question to self: Should I explain the problems with the site over the last day? Well, ever so briefly.)

     Our hosting company unilaterally decided to put HopNews and other web sites on a newer, bigger, better, and faster server, one that has been none of those things just yet. To those who haven't logged on for a while, the site was down for several hours today, and for a time yesterday.

     To say it has been problematic would be an understatement. But it now appears that most of the site is okay. The exception, for those who know, is that the FrontPage Extensions are not installed properly. What that means to readers and friends, many of whom called or emailed today, is that the Town Talk page needs to be on a different site to work. Readers may note that the address bar in their browsers is pointing to HopNews.TV when they are on the discussion page (Town Talk), and not HopNews.com.

      Boring people with the most frustrating day in recent and past memory, today, is not what we do here. So, let it suffice to say that we appreciate the calls and emails and thank everyone for being patient. It should be 100% soon.

  Reminder:  

Hopkinton’s Financial Future:
Projected $1.4M Shortfall

Sponsored by
Hopkinton’s Financial Plan Working Group
Hopkinton’s Chamber of Commerce

 

This presentation is based on the Oct. ‘07 Report of the Hopkinton Financial Plan Working Group

(Members include Hopkinton Department Heads and elected Town officials)
• Goal: Establish 10-year baseline of revenues and expenses and identify ideas for closing the gap between the two.
• Projection: In FY ‘09 Hopkinton’s deficit may be $1,400,000.
• Recommendation: Initial recommendations could reduce projected deficit by $500,000. Implementation of further recommendations would impact the deficit much more.


You are invited to a briefing to hear first-hand the outlook on Hopkinton’s financial future and to learn how you can help avoid annual service cuts or overrides.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The First Congregational Church (FCCH) of Hopkinton

Coffee @ 7:30 a.m.

Presentation: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
RSVP

geri@hopkinton.org or tkilduff@att.net or  The Town Manager’s Office @ 508.497.9700

HopNews Upgrade/Interruption

There was a short service interruption of HopNews on Wednesday afternoon, while the hosting company upgrades to a larger, faster and better server. They have reinstated the site, but will continue to migrate the website to a new server, which could cause further interruptions. Windows-exclusive features, like Town Talk, may not function properly during this time.

Strong Working Families Initiative Moves Forward
Senate Bill Aims to Help Employees Juggle Work and Home Life

October 24, 2007 - Continuing a push to make Massachusetts more attractive to families while helping it keep pace with leading industrial nations, the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities today reported favorably on the state's Strong Working Families Initiative, which would provide 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave to workers. The bill, sponsored by State Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland), can now move to forward for debate.

The Strong Working Families Initiative authorizes the creation of a Work Family Council, whose mission is to identify major work-family issues, design pilot programs, and educate the public. It also increases tax deductions for working families caring for dependents, defined as children and disabled individuals over age 65. Further, it creates an employee-funded program, The Strong Families Trust Fund, to provide paid family and medical leave. Eligibility requirements are based on the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993.

"This bill will create good policy not just for working families, whom Massachusetts should do all it can to support, but for the state's economic development as well," stated Spilka, who is also the Senate chair of the committee. "Employees who have ample time to care for their loved ones are generally happier and more productive. Having this type of initiative here would encourage working families to move to the state, and the ability to keep trained and motivated workers in jobs over time would most certainly bolster our economy."

The Senate initiative would increase the standard deduction that taxpayers can take on dependents under age 12, over 65 or disabled. For working families with incomes of $75,000 or less, the deduction would increase from $3,600 to $5,000 for one dependent and from $7,200 to $10,000 for two or more. Under the proposal, deductions for child or dependent care expenses would more than double, rising from $4,800 to $10,000 for one dependent and from $9,600 to $15,000 for two or more for every family regardless of income.

After Hours

October 24, 2007 — Mallory Mikelk rushes to greet a fellow Milford Chamber of Commerce member at an after-hours get together she hosted for the Chamber at Walden Woods, which is on Route 85 just over the line in Milford. Ms. Mikelk is the Sales Manager for the complex of 165 homes being built on 50 acres, which leaves the balance of the 294 acres of open space and quarries for hiking, biking or just enjoying watch-able wildlife.

The Waiting Game

October 24, 2007 — Hopkinton's goalie Sarah Davin keeps her eyes on the ball as her team moves it toward the other goal. The Hiller girls put the ball in the net 5 times this afternoon, but Medway fell short at 3. According to a recent report in the Boston Globe, Sarah's stats stand alone at the top.

Early Shopping

October 24, 2007 — Flossie O'Donnell shows off some of her hand-made, home-made crystal and beads to Sheila Fahey during the HPTA Holiday Shopping Bazaar in the High School Cafeteria.

Milford Police Search for Gun

October 24, 2007 — According to a reliable Milford source, a person inside Milford High School claimed that a person or persons saw someone with a gun on school property.

      Milford Police found the suspect off of school property and unarmed.  Police searched at least two homes and two vehicles but found no weapons. The families of the suspects were fully cooperative, according to the source.

      

Comedy Hypnosis

Monday Night October 29th
7:00 – 8:30pm
 Hopkinton High School Auditorium
Cost: $7

 

       Dan Larosa’s comedy hypnosis show is an adventure in imagination! In less than 3 seconds, he hypnotizes willing volunteers and then makes "stars" out of them. Watch your friends fly on magic carpets, land on a mysterious planet, and speak a "foreign" language. Listen to a concert by participants who actually think they're famous rock stars - even though they can't sing a note! Sound impossible? Then don't miss the opportunity to witness people right next to you fall asleep at the snap of a finger - and maybe even become hypnotized yourself!
        Dan has appeared at some of America's best resorts including Mohegan Sun Casino, Foxwoods and Caesar's Pocono Resorts.

Delia C. "Dede" Grant, 98

Delia C. "Dede" Grant, 98, died Tuesday, October 23, 2007 in Milford. Born in Hopkinton, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Jane (Farrell) Connelly. Her husband, Edward C. Grant, died in 1974.
     She was a graduate of St. Mary's High School, Milford and was employed for many years by United Business Services.
     She is survived by her brother-in-law, Steffen Dieckman, and many nieces and nephews. She is pre-deceased by her sister Margaret Dieckman and her brothers John, Joseph, Thomas and Robert Connelly. Arrangements Complete.

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!!

 

The cast from ESL's popular You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown will be bringing this well-known children's tale to life at Weston  Nurseries, Rte. 135, Hopkinton, on October 26th and 27th.  You don't want to miss the Great Pumpkin!

Show Times are 5pm, 6pm, 7pm on October 26th 4pm,5pm,6pm, and 7pm on October 27th.
Show length 1/2 hour Tickets available thru Weston Nurseries website $7 adults and $5 students.

Fire Department Open House

Saturday, October 27

 

 

 

Hopkinton Fire Dept. will be holding an Open House on from 10:00 - 2:00. Some activities will include SafeHouse trailer E.M.S. demos, Equipment demos, Auto Extrication demo at 12:30, and more.

HOPKINTON BOARD OF HEALTH FLU CLINIC

 

The Hopkinton Board of Health will be holding a Flu Clinic on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, and November 30, 2007 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Senior Center (located at 28 Mayhew Street). This clinic will be open to all town residents who wish to receive the Influenza Vaccine for this flu season, with priority being given to residents aged 50 and older, and those residents with chronic health conditions.
Transportation to the flu clinic is available for the town’s senior citizens through the Council on Aging. Please contact Sally Almy in the Senior Center at 497-9730 to arrange for your ride to the clinic.

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Legacy Farms LLC Presents Bylaw Proposal to Zoning Advisory Committee

Zoning Overlay Planned

 

October 24, 2007 — Steven Zieff, Boulder Capital's Legacy Farms LLC Project Manager, presented an overview to ZAC (Zoning Advisory Committee) on Tuesday of the benefits of its plan to offer the town a zoning overlay for the former Weston Nurseries farmland. The group intends to build 940 residential dwellings as well as 450,000 feet of commercial space, leaving 500 acres of open space.

      The plan itself, Mr. Zieff said, would give the town $1.2 million in permitting  fees alone, as well as a $2 million investment in the town's Alprilla Farms well.

      The zoning overlay, called an OSMUD (Open Space Mixed Use Development Overlay District) by Mr. Zieff, would need Town Meeting approval next May, but not before months of meetings with ZAC, as well as meetings, and a public hearing before the Planning Board.

      The OSMUD (Click here for PDF of document) seeks to create an overlay district for the land under discussion, 708 acres of Boulder Land and 20 acres of Weston Nurseries land. Two of the overlay district changes will include a four-story building limit in that district, as well as the absence of curbs when possible and drainage into roadside swales to absorb run-off, rather than catch basins. Photo, Roy MacDowell, Jr.

      "Most changes are internal to ourselves and will not affect the adjacent properties," said Mr. Zieff.

      ZAC member Ron Roux, a developer himself, asked the affect of the zoning change.

      "If this goes to Town Meeting and gets approved, does that extinguish the underlying zoning?" he asked.

      "As soon as the developer uses his rights, it will extinguish the zoning," said Attorney Marilyn Sticklor, an attorney for the proponents. Much of the current zoning is residential agricultural, which would be done away with upon its development.

      If Town Meeting were to deny the passage of the OSMUD, then the developer would likely need to apply under current zoning, which could include development that is less benign and less open-space oriented. Under a denial, the 940 living units planned by Boulder Capital could grow to nearly double that amount under a 40B development scenario, but that was not discussed Tuesday evening.

      The Permitted Uses listed in the document are on the top of ZAC Chairman Ken Weismantel's to-discuss list for the next meeting. The uses are extensive, site-exclusive, and will supersede the zoning in the rest of the town.

       For instance, a drive-through for food is a specifically prohibited use in the zoning by-laws, but allowed under this overlay proposal*. Bed and breakfast establishments are limited to 12 rooms under existing law, but are on the list of Boulder's Permitted Uses without any limitations.

      ZAC voted an accelerated meeting schedule for themselves to speed the process along. At the conclusion, they will make recommendations to the Planning Board, which will hear presentations and hold a Public Hearing.

      Then Town Meeting will vote on the plan in May, 2008.     Click here for PDF of document

*NOTE: Although the document shows a drive-through for heretofore non-permitted uses, a communication from Legacy Farms today states that the intention to delete that use from the document was not followed through.

     They state, "It is not Legacy Farm's intention to propose drive-through food uses." 

Middlesex County Justice/Crime

 

Wellesley College Student Arraigned in Alleged Stabbing Of Ex-Boyfriend

 

CAMBRIDGE October 23, 2007 — Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone informed the public today that a twenty-year-old college student was arrested and arraigned today in connection with an incident in which she is alleged to have stabbed her ex-boyfriend multiple times. The incident occurred on the campus of MIT University where the victim is a student.

 Anna Tang, 20, a student at Wellesley College, was arrested this morning and then arraigned this afternoon in Cambridge District Court on charges of armed assault with intent to murder and home invasion. Judge Sevelin Singleton ordered Tang held pending a 58A dangerousness hearing to be held on October 30 at 2 p.m. in Cambridge District Court.

 “We allege that the defendant traveled to MIT last night, entered her ex-boyfriend’s dorm room, and then stabbed him multiple times while he was in his bed,” District Attorney Leone said. “We believe this to be an isolated incident done with specific intent to critically harm the defenseless victim.”

 According to authorities, at approximately 6:28 this morning, Cambridge Police responded to 500 Memorial Drive for a reported stabbing. The building is an MIT dorm building with multiple dorm rooms inside. Upon arrival at the scene, the victim was found in his room bleeding profusely from multiple stab wounds.

 After speaking with the victim, Anna Tang was established as a suspect when he indicated that she had attacked him and that she was his ex-girlfriend. Tang was later found in the same dorm building. Tang’s jacket was found covered with blood and a black folding “buck” knife was found in her backpack. She was immediately arrested and placed into custody by Cambridge Police.

 Upon further investigation, it is alleged that the defendant entered into the victim’s dorm room while he was asleep. The victim indicated that he awoke in his bed to find the defendant on top of him and repeatedly stabbing him.

 The victim was transported to a Boston hospital where he is being treated for his injuries. The name of the victim is being withheld pending family notification.

Hopkinton Happenings

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Richard Carlyle Creswell, 65

Richard Carlyle Creswell, 65, of Hopkinton, died Monday, October 22, 2007 at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Nellie (Walker) and E. Carlyle Creswell.

Raised in Hopkinton and a long time resident, he was a past member of the Congregational Church and had lived in Boston for several years. He was in the Coast Guard from June 1960-June 1964 and a member of the VFW. Arrangements Complete

Cemetery Fundraising Tour

Above, it appears as though a dark figure is leaving a trail of moonlight this evening in preparation of Saturday's tour.

Calendar Item: October 27 Spirits will rise in the old Main St. Burial Ground, as those long gone return to tell their tales on October 27 from 7-9pm. It will be an evening of haunted history, as the real and the surreal mingle, at the Hopkinton Historical Society's first ever Cemetery Tour. Find out who lies beneath the dust - hear their stories, learn of their lives - and get ready for a spooky time. It's an event for the whole family, and though no one will jump out and say "Boo," under a full moon amid the ancient stones, it will be a memorable evening as the spirits stir, and the graveyard comes alive. The Historical Society will be hosting a Hopkinton Historical Cemetery Tour, to be held Sat. Oct. 27 7-9pm at the Main St. Cemetery. Parking, tickets & refreshments at John Warren Lodge, behind Town Hall. Adults $10, Children $5 Family maximum $30.

Drifting Canoe

October 23, 2007 — Hopkinton Firefighters responding to a report of a drifting canoe on Lake Maspenock found the vessel with no identifying number and no paddles or lifejackets. The firefighters did a search of the Lake, but found no one in the water.

     Above, the firefighters return their inflatable boat to their trailer. To see if it is your canoe, call Bill at 508-435-0097. He has agreed to keep it on his land while the owner is located.

Hopkinton H-2 Well Contract to be Signed Wednesday Morning

October 23, 2007 — The contract for the supporting buildings and infrastructure for the new H-2 well is expected to be signed Wednesday morning at the  meeting of the Board of Public Works.

      According to DPW Director JT Gaucher, the well will be used intermittently with the existing wells, but the town will begin drawing an additional 40,000 gallons per day when the Waste Water Treatment facility comes on line.

     Above a welder for R. E. Chapman, the company that installed the new well, works on a metallic structure that was used to help dig the 70' well.

The Legacy

 

October 23, 2007 — Above, a narrow view of the former Weston Nurseries property which is now owned by Boulder Capital, speaks to not only a season gone by, but an era past.

     ZAC will hear a presentation from Boulder Capital Tuesday evening, as noted below, for the development called Legacy Farms.

 

Zoning Advisory Committee

7:00     Open Space Mixed Use Development District – Legacy Farms Presentation and discussion of proposed zoning overlay district for former Weston Nurseries property. Tuesday, October 23, 2007    7:00 PM. Fire Station Meeting Room .

The Metrowest Symphony Orchestra of Hopkinton Inaugural Concert

~ A Night at the Movies “Music from the Silver Screen.”


 

October 22, 2007 — The Metrowest Symphony Orchestra of Hopkinton will present its inaugural concert as Hopkinton’s Symphony in Residence. A Night at the Movies, “Music from the Silver Screen,” . The Fall Pops Spectacular will feature Music from the Sound of Music, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Porgy and Bess and other Movie Favorites
The concert will take place in Hopkinton High School's beautiful Auditorium, 8PM on Saturday, October 27th, 2007, 90 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, MA.
        Tickets are $20 for Adults, $6 for Students and Seniors, and may be purchased at the door or through our website at www.metrowestsymphony.org . For further information please call (508) 453-4734, or email president@metrowestsymphony.org
The whole family will enjoy this event - come and celebrate the inaugural concert of Hopkinton’s own Symphony Orchestra.
“We are excited to start our first season here,” says MSO President Rob Ocasio. “We’ve been performing regularly in Hopkinton for over five years so we already feel like their hometown orchestra. The musicians of the MSO have worked hard for this.”
This concert is funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, an agency that funds your local cultural council, and by the generosity of many donors in your community.
          A splendid time is guaranteed for all!

Hopkinton Resident Makes Strides Against Breast Cancer

 

October 22, 2007 — Recently, Hopkinton resident and avid American Cancer Society volunteer, Lois Hauske, participated in the 15th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Boston. Lois, a breast cancer survivor, walked the 5 miles around the Charles River with her fellow teammates raising funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s programs of breast cancer research, education, advocacy, and service.
     Before stepping out she joined emcees of Making Strides, Frances Rivera and Matt Lorch of 7News on 7NBC and CW56 and Candy O’Terry of MAGIC 106.7FM, on stage at the Hatch to talk about the importance of the Society’s Road to Recovery program, which helps cancer patients get to and from their lifesaving treatments. Road to Recovery is need of volunteer drivers around Massachusetts.
     Lois was one of 40,000 walkers at Making Strides, which is the nation’s oldest and largest one-day walk of its kind, and which raised $3.25 million for the fight against breast cancer. 7News on 7NBC, CW56, and MAGIC 106.7 FM are media partners for the event. Flagship sponsors are AstraZeneca, Aurora Imaging Technology, BlueCross BlueShield of Massachusetts, H.P.Hood, and WeGotSoccer. For more information on Boston’s Making Strides, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org/stridesonline.

Middlesex County Justice/Crime

 

Charlestown Man Sentenced To State Prison In Connection With Drunk Driving Death Of 16-Year-Old Everett Girl

 

CAMBRIDGE – October 22, 2007 — Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone informed the public today that a Charlestown man has been sentenced to 10-12 years in State Prison in connection with the April 8, 2006 motor vehicle death of 16-year-old Krystyl Poirier, of Everett.

 

Robert E. Getz, age 29, was found guilty on September 18 by a Middlesex County Superior Court jury on charges of manslaughter while operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, motor vehicle homicide, operating under the influence, operating under the influence causing serious bodily injury, and operating a motor vehicle after a suspended license. 

 

Upon return of the verdict in September, Getz was immediately sentenced to five years in State Prison by Middlesex Superior Court Judge Hiller Zobel for the manslaughter while operating a motor vehicle charge. Today, Judge Zobel revoked that original sentence and then sentenced Getz to 10-12 years in State Prison plus15 years probation with fines up to $1,600.  READ MORE...

Traffic Advisory-Sagamore Bridge Traffic Restriction

 

The Sagamore Bridge in Bourne has been restricted to one lane in each direction pending the completion of repairs to an expansion joint by the Army Corps of Engineers.  The work is expected to be completed by noon on Friday, October 26, 2007.  Until the restriction is lifted, travel over the bridge will be limited to one lane in each direction and no wide loads will be permitted to cross the span. Due to the possibility of delays, travelers are advised to seek alternate routes.

Laura P. Blake, 84, of Orlando, FL., formerly of Hopkinton, Died Friday, October 12, 2007. Born in Weymouth, MA., she was the daughter of the late Douglas and Annette (Bettencourt) Tower. She was the beloved wife of the late Eugene Blake.

She is survived by her children, Robert Blake and his wife Joyce of FL., Carol Wurth of Hudson,MA. formerly Hopkinton, Linda Unger and Daniel Baldwin of FL., Lee (Doris) Sasso and her husband Anthony of Missouri, Brian Blake and his wife Diane of W. Virginia. Arrangements Complete.

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Compiled by Eric Montville for HopNews.com, October 22, 2007

Address Buyer Price Date Seller

27 Sanctuary Lane

Paula J. Kelley

$156,500

Oct.  19, 2007

Weston Development Group Inc.

79 Hayden Rowe Street

79 Hayden Rowe Street, LLC

$550,000

Oct.  16, 2007

McBride, LLC

6 Cubs Path

Augustus E. Adams, III & Mary Ann Brayer

$480,000

Oct.  16, 2007

David Puig & Kimberly A. Puig

Previous update:        

33 Pleasant Street

Stacey H. Yeoman

$269,500

Oct.  12, 2007

Ruth A. Maffei

25 Cross Street

Hayley L. Wenrich & Kevin S. Wenrich

$428,000

Oct.  11, 2007

David E. Hewitt & Barbara J. Hewitt

19 Falcon Ridge Road

Patrick Kevin Barron & Juliet W. Barron

$758,000

Oct. 10, 2007

Cartus Financial Corporation

See Full List back to February 1,  2007

Police News UP-TO-DATE

Today, October 21, 2007

 

 

Sunday/Saturday: Several calls for dirtbikes/ATVs on Lakeshore Drive Amherst Road and Downey Street being driven by children. White Suzuki ATV spotted on Downey Street driven by teen.

 

7:22 pm A Hayden Rowe Street resident reported that someone threw a stink bomb bag into her front door...

 

6:14 pm A caller from Downey Street reported that she believed someone had broken into her house.  She stated that a screen was missing and her son's room appeared to have been ransacked...

 

6:25 am A caller reported two suspicious males in orange suites on Wood Street..

 

11:51 pm A caller reported that a group of youths were shooting a BB gun on Mayhew Street...

 

11:48 pm Sgt. John Porter responded to Tammer Lane for a payment dispute between a delivery driver delivering luggage from Logan Airport and a resident...

Code - "Move"

October 22, 2007 — According to William Lynch, Principal of the Hopkinton Middle School, today's drill, called Code Move, was a practice for the evacuation of the 850 students and their teachers and staff from the school in the case of an incident involving the building. The orderly procession proceeded to Saint John's Church on Church Street.

     "Code Move is not the procedure in the case of a terrorist attack," Mr. Lynch said.

Spring Street Work Update



The Week of October 22-26 crews will be working during the day between Hill Street and Pond Street to run the remaining water lines from the new main to the existing houses. People traveling West on Spring Street from Wood will be able to make it to Hill Street. People traveling East will be able to make it to the intersection of Spring and Pond.

In order to make the final water main connection on Saturday the 27th , Spring Street will be closed between Lyford Lane and Pond Street for most of the day, weather pending.

The week of October 29th , crews will be completing miscellaneous items and should be done by mid week. The water main trench is being leveled the best it can for the winter and after the freeze thaw cycle to allow it to settle, there will be a final curb to curb pavement in the spring.

We thank you for your continued cooperation throughout the project.
 

Concert for Colin 

October 22, 2007 — Cornell's Field was the location of a charitable Concert on Sunday for the benefit of Colin McKenzie, a Natick man who received a spinal cord injury after a life-threatening accident in August, five weeks after his marriage. On Sunday, beverage and food vendors gave a piece of their take, and the "door" took in over $3,500, bringing the tally to over $5,000 for the one day event.

       Click on the video to hear his wife speak and to see two of the four bands who played, Seymour Willie and James Montgomery Blues Band.

Below, Hopkinton's Ed Cavallo, left, and a band-mate belt it out on Cornell's Field on Sunday.

Bikes Not Bombs

October 21, 2007 — Volunteers like Matt West, right, and Ryan Hendrie helped patrons unload their bicycles at St. John's Church on Sunday for the Bikes Not Bombs program, to the tune of 94 bicycles. Each person donating was asked to donate $5 towards expenses of preparing and transporting the bikes to foreign lands. The bicycles collected on Sunday, according to a program spokesperson, are destined for Ghana, West Africa.

 Scene Around Hopkinton

 

October 21, 2007 — Liz Borden, Jeffery Dahmer, and other famous murderers now have a seasonal resting place with a water view on Hayward Street. Halloween seems to have become more well  celebrated than ever this year, as scenes similar to this have sprouted up all over town.

Cub Scout Pack 1 September Pack Meeting

October 21, 2007 —  Den Mother - June Harris Temple Pack 1 Cub Scouts:  Daniel David, Tanner Mullen, Cameron Allen, Garrett Prucher, Zachary Ritterbusch, Hunter Temple, Patrick Naughton. Tiger Scouts:  Aren Arakelian, Robert Pagliuca, Jason Zaharis, and Ryan Kester at Hopkinton State Park yesterday.

 Scene Around Hopkinton

Program Begun in Hopkinton Makes it Across Country

Animatronics a hit

 

October 21, 2007 — The Animatronics Workshop was an extracurricular activity held at the Hopkinton Middle School last Fall and Spring. About a dozen kids participated, and built two complete robotic shows: "Perspectives" - a mock Sunday morning news talk show featuring a cat, a pig and an elephant; and "Welvis" - a sheep named Wilson who dreams of being Elvis.

     The program was organized by Paul and Cathy Dietz, and run under the auspices of the Hopkinton Parent Teacher Association.
     Although the Dietz's have recently relocated to Redmond, Washington, the success of the Animatronics program continues to grow. Last spring, the New England Institute of Art hosted "Perspectives" in their gallery for 10 days as part of the Boston CyberArts Festival.

     The next stop was San Diego, California, for SIGGRAPH 2007, the prestigious international conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques. Paul, Alex and Olivia Dietz gave an hour long presentation on the program to a rapt audience as part of the Educator's Program. Afterwards, Paul was part of a panel discussion on the use of toys in education.
     The SIGGRAPH presentations caught the attention of Wired Magazine, which hosts an annual show called "NextFest" which is billed as "a four-day festival of innovative products and technologies that are transforming our world". The Animatronics Workshop was invited to exhibit in a new section called "The Future of Education Pavilion".
     This was a fantastic opportunity to show off what our Hopkinton kids had created, and spread the program to schools throughout the world.
     NextFest is an amazing show. This year's event included the official  announcement of the Google-sponsored Lunar X Prize - a $30,000,000 prize for the first commercial robotic mission to the moon, a working jet pack, brain interfaces, and a humanoid robot that was indistinguishable from it's creator. The event was expected to attract 70,000 visitors, including local school children, celebrities and members of the press from all over the world.

First Place Finish

October 20, 2007- The Hopkinton – Ashland Pop Warner Board is very proud to announce that their Midget Cheerleading Squad finished in First Place today in the Small Intermediate Division of the Hockomock League Competition, held at University of Rhode Island this afternoon. Coach and League Cheer Coordinator Tami Mastrogianis says that this was this first time moving up to the Intermediate Level and the girls came out on top, competing against 8 other squads.

       League President Vin Hanrahan was excited to see the entire football team rented a bus to Brockton to cheer and support the girls, who cheer and support them every at every game for 8 weeks. Assistant Coach Tia Mastrogiannis said that “The boys were the largest and loudest supporters in the place."

      The football players got back to Hopkinton early and waited, in the rain, to greet the girls and give them all a bouquet of flowers. The next stop for the Raider girls will be Springfield Mass. for the Pop Warner Regional Championships on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Go Raiders!

AUDITIONS WEDNESDAY
October 24th 6-8pm
Enter Stage Left studio 30 Main Street
Open to 2nd-8th graders



Performance Dates January 11th, 12th 13th 18th and 19th

Auditions consist of singing a short song and reading/improvisation from the script.
A $150 participation fee is required if cast. Financial aid is available for those in need. Call backs Oct 29th.

Rehearsal schedule Monday and Wed. evenings 6-8pm some Sundays 2-4pm.

Girls Tie Medway

October 20, 2007 — Last night's rain didn't stop today's soccer matches... In U14 girls action - Nicky Stetson battles against Medway. Hopkinton played to a 1-1 tie. Photo by Linda Ronan

Boys Fall Short

October 20, 2007 — Boys Varsity Soccer - #7 - Senior Mike Bernard. 3-0 loss against Dover-Sherborn on Friday afternoon. Boys are still in playoff hunt. Next game will be at home on Tuesday - HYSA night at the Hillers on field #3 under the lights. 5:00 Varsity Boys v. Medfield. 6:30 PM Varsity girls v. Medfield. Photo by Linda Ronan

State Police Seek Public's Assistance

 

October 20, 2007 — Today, at approximately 1:59 a.m., troopers assigned to the State Police Barracks in Brighton responded to a serious pedestrian crash on Memorial Drive westbound between River Street and Western Avenue that resulted in one serious injury.

 

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Jay Farley and Trooper Paul Connelly indicates that 63 year-old William Montell was found in the right westbound travel lane of Memorial Drive after having been struck by an unknown vehicle that left the scene.  Montell was transported by ambulance to Beth Israel Hospital with serious injuries.

 

This crash remains under investigation with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. Cambridge Police and Fire Departments and the Department of Conservation and Recreation assisted troopers at the scene. 

 

Due to the investigation all of Memorial Drive was closed for approximately 3 hours.

 

The State Police are requesting the public’s assistance and ask that anyone with information regarding this crash please call that State Police Brighton Barracks at (617) 727-4812.

The Bedrock Band at ESL 

October 20, 2007 — The Bedrock Band accompanied ESL as they finished their final and third seasonal performance of ESL Live at the Woodville Rod and Gun Club Friday night to an SRO crowd. Above, Bedrock performs an Eagles song.

Hillers 14-7 over Medway. Cook outstanding.!!

 

Ray Capobianco comes down with the interception, leading to a Hiller touchdown on the next play.

October 19, 2007 — The Hiller Football Team knocked off the Medway Mustangs 14-7 in a driving rain storm played Friday night in Hopkinton. The green and white scored twice in the first half as Kelly Cook and Chase Berry scored touchdowns before intermission.

     Jon Atkinson recovered a key fumble as the Hillers took a satisfying lead. Medway scored toward the end of the 3rd quarter and all of a sudden it was anybody's game. The field was soaked and the game went between the lines. Midway through the last period, captain Kelly Cook picked up 3 key first downs and Medway could not get the ball back.

     Will Morningstar Dan Donahue played excellent defense to preserve the victory. Ray Copobianco and Corey Thalhiemer also contributed. The Hillers controlled the end of the game as Jeff Doyle killed the clock to give the victory to Hopkinton. I have seen many years of Hiller games and never saw it pour like it did Friday night. Congratulations to the Hillers-  Peter Marso

Full Time Service Representative - Walpole, MA

 

Position open for delivery & installation of maintenance product line in all New England states.  Basic plumbing and hand tool experience/knowledge a plus.  Excellent benefits and van provided. Must provide driving record.

 

Call Sue Troup at 800-637-0771, Ext. 323, email stroup@sbsss.com or fax resume to 800-637-1636.

 

Last Chance Tonight for ESL Live at Woodville Rod & Gun

Starts at 8:00 pm

 

Saturday, October 19, 2007

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

10 Downey Street

State Police Apprehend Fugitive Wanted In New York

 

October 19, 2007 — Today at approximately 2:45 a.m., Troopers assigned to the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section (VFAS), the State Police STOP Team, the State Police Milton Barracks, Special Agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and members of the Braintree Police Department arrested 65-year old fugitive Michael W. Niebling who was wanted for distributing child pornography. 

 

At approximately 11:30 p.m. on October 18, 2007 members of VFAS developed information that Niebling was in a room at the Motel 6 on Union St. in Braintree. Members of the Massachusetts State Police STOP Team and Special Agents from U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement responded to that location. At approximately 2:30 a.m. this morning it was confirmed that Niebling was alone in the room and a dynamic entry was made by the State Police STOP Team.  Neibling was arrested without incident. He is currently held in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

 

Earlier this week Niebling fled to avoid prosecution for possession and distribution of child pornography.  Niebling failed to appear in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York on Oct. 16, 2007, as ordered.  A federal judge issued a warrant for his arrest.  Niebling was living near Albany, N.Y. when he was charged with distribution of child pornography.

Please Read Bikes Not Bombs Testimonial on Discussion Page

Hopkinton Man Taken into Custody after One-hour Manhunt

Third OUI among charges

 

 October 18, 2007 — According to Hopkinton Police Sgt. Joseph Bennett, twenty-eight year-old Michael David MacDonald, 7 John Matthew Road Apt. B, fled into the woods after being stopped by Officer Aaron O'Neil, who observed Mr. MacDonald pull his vehicle into the driveway of a residence on Front Street at 5:10 pm this afternoon.

      "We established a perimeter and requested the assistance of the State Police K-9 unit. Ashland, Holliston and the State Police responded to assist," Sgt. Bennett said.

      "One of the dogs tracked him through the woods, and a second dog picked up a fresh track leading into a driveway on Briarcliff Road and found him hiding behind a car.

      "He was taken into custody after a struggle with troopers and the canine," said Sgt. Bennett. The time of the arrest was 6:16 pm.

      Mr. MacDonald, according to Hopkinton Police, was arrested by Officer O'Neil and charged with Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace, Speeding, Operating with Suspended, Failure to Stop, and OUI Liquor, Third Offense. Mr. MacDonald was booked after a visit to Milford for treatment of injuries.

HopNews file photo of K-9.   

Woodville Rod & Gun Club Halloween Party

 October 27, 2007
Time: 8:oopm until the “witching Hour”
Cost: $10.00 (to cover the cost of the DJ)


Ghosts and witches and creatures of fright, will all be at our party Halloween Night!!

Be here by eight and meet your fate. Bring your scariest finger food concoction and your tastiest date. Be creative and wear a costume, you’ll be eligible for the door prize.

Please join us on Saturday, October 27, 2007 Time: 8:oopm until the “witching Hour” Cost: $10.00 (to cover the cost of the DJ)

Woodville Rod & Gun Club, 252 Wood St., Woodville, MA
Music by Michelle Gates. Tickets on sale at the club house!

The People Behind Community Television

October 18, 2007 — Hopkinton Community Access and Media (HCAM-TV) Station Manager Jim Cozzens (Center, facing) called a meeting of the troops last night to discuss his near and far vision for the access station, and to thank the volunteer producers, from teen-aged to retired, for their work.

     "Our image in the community grows one show at a time. It's a really valuable community service that you guys do," he told the gathering of  volunteers last night.

     In addition to over a dozen regularly produced series, Mr. Cozzens noted several more in the works, including a children's show and a trivia show as well as the planned annual spelling bee.

     The HCAM corporation was developed to accept contributions from cable TV companies doing business in Hopkinton, which are at present specifically Comcast and Verizon, and to use the funds to provide programming and a facility and equipment with which to do it. Verizon recently added TV service to the town, and needed to contribute an equivalent amount that Comcast already had. In addition to the lump sum stipend, the companies must kick-back a percentage of revenue to the town.

      The growth of this type of community television is in jeopardy as Verizon is seeking to sponsor legislation aimed at bypassing local regulation and control by throwing into the hands of the State.

      According to MassAccess, a group devoted to community access television, the bill would free cable companies in some cases of being encumbered of providing PEG (Public-Educational-Government) TV channels.

Time of the Season

October 18, 2007 — The autumn season is always remarkable to anyone traveling over North Street this time of year.

ESL LIVE! All New Material - FRIDAY

Friday October 19 at  8:00 p.m.
At Woodville Rod and Gun Club
Rte. 135, Hopkinton, MA

$15 presell, $20 at door (if available)
This show usually sells out, so call for tickets soon. 508-435-2114.

 Hopkinton Resident's Company Opens New Location

Cosi is fast, casual and fresh

 

October 18, 2007 — Hearthstone Associates, the New England franchisee for Cosi, is opening a new location for the restaurant at Logan Airport’s American Airlines Terminal B.  This second location for Hearthstone at Logan the American Airlines location is in addition to the the Air Canada Cosi kiosk also in Terminal B.

     Known for their fresh from scratch flatbread, gourmet sandwiches, salads, and flatbread pizzas Cosi is a leader in the fast casual category, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.    

     “We are looking forward to serving great food to the traveler at Logan, providing a high quality, great food alternative” said RJ Dourney, President of Hearthstone Associates.  

     The latest Cosi opening is the ninth for Hearthstone.  Based in Hopkinton, Ma Hearthstone is owned by industry veteran RJ Dourney and Shawn Ryan.  Hearthstone also owns Let’s Dish!, a leading retail meal preparation concept with locations in Needham and Burlington.

 

Jean Gough to Return to ESL Coffeehouse October 20


October 17, 2007 – Jean Gough will once again showcase her talent as a versatile and knowledgeable singer who easily transitions between classical and jazz idioms at the Enter Stage Left Coffeehouse on October 20. She will be accompanied by Hopkinton-resident vibraphonist Tom Phelan, drummer Ed Conley, trumpeter Pete Martin, and bassist Tom Grandprey. The show will be held at 8:00 p.m. at ESL’s intimate studio setting at 30 Main Street in Hopkinton. Tickets are $10.00.

Where's the Train?

October 18, 2007 — Ken Weismantel looks out from the volunteer work he is performing with Ron Yankee yesterday at the old Train Depot at Ice House Pond.

Not going anywhere

October 17, 2007 — This Honda apparently struck the vehicle in front of it, and had to be towed from the scene. The ambulance was not called.

Got Your Tax Bill?

 

In the town of Hopkinton, we send tax bills on a quarterly basis.  Below are important dates to remember.  If you do not receive your tax bill within one week of the “Mailed No Later Than” date, please call the Collector's Office (508-497-9715) and they will send you a copy of your tax bill. ~Liz Sher

 

Quarter                 Mailed No Later Than                    Due

First Billing                       July 1st                                   August 1st

Second Billing                  October 1st                            November 1st

Third Billing                      December 31st                       February 1st

Fourth Billing                    April 1st                                 May 1st

Rear-ended

October 17, 2007 — Motorcycle Officer Matthew McNeil and newly hired Officer John Moran speak with two drivers involved in a minor accident on Main Street Tuesday afternoon. After initially denying injury, the female driver, who was apparently hit from the rear, complained of neck pain and was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

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