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Serious Demeanor

Above, former Selectman Eric Sonnett leads Cub Scouts through the wreath-laying ceremony in front of the Soldier's Mound at the Mount Auburn Cemetery on Memorial Day. Below, two Brownies cover their ears in anticipation of the coming carbine blasts from a salute beside the Soldier's Mound on Monday. Please scroll down to see a large gallery of photos, and a video.

Below, Cub Scout Jack Brennan is assisted by Pete MacGregor in laying a wreath at the  Veterans' Memorial Gazebo on the Common on Monday.

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The Great War

May 27, 2008 — This WWII-era troop transport made its way back to Hayward Street this morning after being in a parade on Monday.

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Girl Scout Registration

Above, Dorothy Maruska, left, speaks with Jennifer Fischer about registering her daughter for Girl Scout participation.


Go to  to print out the registration form and see all the different events your daughter can be involved in.  The cost to register is $10/year.


Contact Dorothy Maruska or 435-1276 if you have any questions.

Resident Presents Ideas to Selectmen

Lauds Crosswalk Improvements but Doubts Effectiveness



May 27, 2008 — Last week, Hopkinton resident Sandra Ward sent a presentation of an observational study that she did of the crosswalk at Bill's Pizza to Selectmen. In her study Ms. Ward, who's college graduation party was last weekend, observed that the street markings are only painted at Marathon time, but not any other time, leaving faded markings much of the year.

      Ms. Ward said that vehicles approaching the crosswalk from the east have a difficult time seeing pedestrians waiting between the lines. In the example above, there is a subject standing in the crosswalk, but the mirror and corner of the front fender of the vehicle block the driver's view of the subject. She also noted a short line of sight for pedestrians looking for oncoming traffic, and the overall dangerousness of the area. Ms. Ward was pleased with the improvements, but was skeptical of their overall effectiveness. Her observational report can be read here. The above photo was added to the report by HopNews for reference.

      Ms. Ward said she agrees with the conclusion of Anne Mattina, Chair of the Downtown Revitalization Committee that a pedestrian light needs to be installed.

     Town Manager Anthony Troiano said he would pass the study to the DPW and wanted to form a committee to study the Downtown Revitalization and the effects of Legacy Farms and other projects on the Downtown traffic.

      He also said he would get in touch with Sandra Ward.

     The next meeting of the Board of Selectmen is currently scheduled for June 3, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. Chairman Brian Herr suggested a scheduled stop time of 10:00 p.m. for regular meetings, a suggestion that met with unanimous agreement.    

Harold William Proctor, 83

Harold William Proctor, 83, of Hopkinton, died Sunday, May 25, 2008. Born in NY, he was the son of the late William and Mary (Sanders) Proctor. He was the husband to Laura E. (Jackson) Proctor of Hopkinton,

Harold was an Army Veteran who was a Corporal and served during the Korean Conflict as a cryptographer from 1950-1952 . He retired from Sylvester Products and Design Pak of Marlboro after 40 years. After retiring he went to work for Holiday Inn in Marlboro for 20 years. ARRANGEMENTS REVISED

Memorial Day 2008


May 26, 2008 — See some snippets from Monday's Memorial Day celebrations that began at 9:45 a.m. at the Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville and ended with the raising of the flag at the Doughboy Monument at Cookie's Corner.

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Police News UP-TO-DATE  Today, May 26, 2008

11:22 pm The State Police requested the Animal Control Officer to assist them with a black bear that was wounded...


6:02 pm A resident of Downey Street reported hearing automatic weapons being fired from behind their property...


2:54 pm A caller reported finding a toddler walking down the side of the road on West Elm Street....

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Compiled by Eric Montville for,  May 26, 2008






7 Victory Lane Mary C. Lewis & Curtis A. Stiles $470,000 May 23, 2008 Douglas F. Day & Katherine Carroll Day
7 Price Street Marlo R. Pohl & Debra A. Pohl $9,697 May 23, 2008 Anne Roberts & Anne Flannery
59 Ash Street Karen P. Umans $540,000 May 23, 2008 Primacy Closing Group
59 Ash Street Primacy Closing Corp. $320,000 May 23, 2008 Kathryn M. Ball & Richard D. Ball
6 Glen Road Kathryn T. Rumrill $639,900 May 23, 2008 Jeffrey D. Umans & Karen P. Umans
Previous update:        
4 West Main Street Rebecca Donovan & Maxwell R. Manikian $320,000 May 15, 2008 Jennifer M. Stone
20 Ash Street Michael L. Rockwell & Eileen M. Rockwell $240,000 May 12, 2008 Lasalle Bank TR

See Full List back to February 1,  2007 <- link now works

Link above is renewed each week

Memorial Day Itinerary


May 26 Hopkinton will hold its annual Memorial Day commemorative events. At the town’s nine military veteran memorial locations wreaths will be placed, prayers and readings will be read and echo bugle taps will be played. A parade from Mayhew Street to the town common will include boy scouts, girl scouts, brownies, cub scouts, police, fire department, veterans and others. Events at the Gazebo will include short speeches, the band and other tributes to the members of our armed forces both alive and departed.


Events start at the Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville at 9:45am. At 10:30 the numerous veteran memorial locations on Mayhew Street will each be honored. The parade to the Gazebo will start at 11:30 and end at noon with the traditional raising of the flag together with the singing of the National Anthem. In the event of inclement weather the program will be held at the Saint John’s Parish Hall at 11:00am. All are invited to attend and to participate.

Please, always check the HopNews Calendar for events and times.

Woodville Fisherman

May 25, 2008 — This great blue heron on "Firehouse Pond" on Wood Street was one of many animals getting in front of the HopNews camera on Sunday.

Warming Up

May 25, 2008 — This creature, identified as a water snake by staff at Hopkinton State Park on Sunday afternoon, drew a crowd of curious park patrons, who were warned by the staff that the snake, although not poisonous, could act aggressively. It kept warm on the pavement until the crowd apparently spooked it, and it slid into the water. The markings on the lips appear to look like large teeth, perhaps nature's way of making it look more fierce than it is.

Exclusive Condos

May 25, 2008 — The mystery of the holes in the side of this pile of hardpan at the Fruit Street property was solved today when a dozen birds flew into their respective homes, structures that resemble an ancient hillside city.

The Anonymous Cartoonist Strikes Again

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Harold William Proctor, 83

Harold William Proctor, 83, of Hopkintin died Sunday, May 25, 2008 at the Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the husband of Laura (Jackson)Proctor of Hopkinton. Arrangements are incomplete and under the
care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton

Hillers knock off Hockomock league champs Franklin 3-1

as Carey does the job in the Rich Pedroli Memorial Classic.

May 24, 2008 — Jon Carey pitched a great game as the Hillers knocked off Hockomock league champion Franklin in the consolation game of the Pedroli Classic played at Mahan Field in Natick.


Carey limited the Franklin team to no earned runs to put the Hillers at 17-3 awaiting Tuesdays pairings in next weeks state playoffs. The Hillers will have a very rested pitching staff as they try to move on in this years playoffs. The Hillers will be ready to play as they have just gone thru a tough grind of 6 games in 6 days. The rest will do the tri-valley champs the world as they wait for their next foe in the single elimination state playoffs.


The team has found a number of ways to win games which is the image of championship play. The Hillers put Franklin down with out much of a threat as Carey could not be touched. Matt Collins was named to the all tournament team and Lincoln-Sudbury won the trophy by beating Natick 4-1 in the final Saturday night. Peter Marso special to HopNews!

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Pantene "Beautiful Lengths"

May 24, 2008 — Catherine Pappas (Left) and Samantha Dandrade, both freshmen at Hopkinton High School, made the kindest cut today at Hair That Works salon.  Sam and Cat were excited to take part in the Million-Inch Chain of ponytails being donated through Pantene to make wigs for women undergoing cancer treatment. It takes 6-8 ponytails to make one high-quality, hand-tied Beautiful Lengths wig. The free wigs are then distributed through the American Cancer Society's network of wig banks across the country.
     According to the Journal of the American Cancer Society, "One in three women will be diagnosed with cancer in her lifetime and nearly 60% of women regard hair loss as the single worst side effect of cancer treatment." Cat and Sam are happy to contribute part of themselves to help make women's lives better.
     In another project, both girls are raising money for and taking part in the Relay For Life being held in Hopkinton on May 30. It is an overnight event to represent the fact that cancer never sleeps.  Donations help fund cancer research, education, advocacy and services. People can donate through this linkContributed content

Fatal Crash on Route 20 East in Brimfield

Driver not wearing seat belt - ejected



May 24, 2008 — Today at approximately 12:05 p.m., troopers assigned to the State Police Barracks in Sturbridge responded to a single-vehicle crash on Route 20 East at Saint Claire Road in Brimfield that resulted in one fatality.


Preliminary investigation by Trooper John Denapoli indicates that 57-year-old Thomas Bucior of Wales was operating a 1998 Ford Windstar Van on Route 20 East in Brimfield when he lost control, exited the road to the right and rolled over.  Bucior, who was not wearing a safety belt, was ejected from the vehicle and was pinned underneath it.  Bucior suffered serious injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Two For One

May 24, 2008 — Nick Scalfone and Erica Lasek-Nesselquist pose after winning the Overall and Two-person Relay at the Hopkinton Athletic Association's 1st Annual "Run Around Hopkinton Relay."

Forty Feet Up




May 24, 2008 — Kyle Hall, 10, begins to rappel about 40 feet down the tallest cliff at College Rock on Saturday. To see a vertically oriented shot, choose the thumbnail. Kyle's dad, Dana, assists with the rope.

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Turtle Island

May 24, 2008 — Legend has it that ancient Native Americans called the land Turtle Island, believing they were on the back of gigantic turtle. Do the turtles above believe they are on top of a parent at Blood's Pond Saturday afternoon?

Evergreen Cemetery Flag Placement


Left, Junior Girl Scout Alison Walsh replacing flags.

 Right, Cub Scout, Ben Pessin and his dad, Bill Pessin, Pack 26 Den 6.

Photos by Nancy Alvarez Burdick

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Historical Society Meeting & Potluck Supper

Above, "Curator-for-Life" Russell Greve reports to the Society as President William Shaw listens attentively.


May 23, 2008 — The Hopkinton Historical Society treated themselves to the members' home-cooked delicacies on Thursday evening and then got down to the business of a retrospective, and planning for next year.

      Last year, an Andrew Carnegie imposter performed for the group, the group sponsored a marathon runner, held two yard sales, sold cotton candy at PolyArts, and held a Harvest Supper and Silent Auction, the biggest fundraiser.

      The group plans more community outreach, such as renting the building, and a reprise of last year's cemetery tour.      

Hopkinton 4, Medfield 2

Photo by Ben Lewis

HopNews Night at PawSox

Above: Cody Johnson/Lizzie Kelley/Natalie Centola/ Paws/ Soxes/ Danny Johnson/Timmy Drawe/Jimmy Johnson.

Everyone had a great time! A hearty thank you from one and all! We all had a BALL.  Two home runs, plus a grand slam for the PawSox! Wow!    

NOTE:   Between HopNews and WMRC Radio 1490 AM, 40 people had a chance to go to the PawSox on Thursday. Above are six of the kids that got to go.

Lincoln - Sudbury 9, Hillers 3 in Natick Invitation. Ostrander hitting streak at 21 games!

May 23, 2008 — The Hillers played the Warriors of Lincoln-Sudbury Friday in the Natick Invitation as the warriors sent 13 men to the plate in the 3rd inning scoring nine runs. A tired Hiller team played well but the Warriors did it all in 1 inning. The Hillers Paul Ostrander kept his hitting streak alive at 21 games as he singled in his last at bat. The Hillers close out the season with a 400 game Saturday facing the loser of the Natick-Franklin game.


The Hillers will wait for their seed next week in the state playoffs. A first round bye is possible depending on the outcome of other teams. Bryant Guilmette started followed by Mike Preite and Paul Ostrander. The Hillers are enjoying a terrific season and will be ready for the playoffs.- Peter Marso special to HopNews.   Photo by Ben Lewis

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Updated 5/23/08

The following is a list of vacancies on Town Committees:



·         CABLE COMMITTEE – Three (3)

·         HOPKINTON TAX RELIEF – One (1)




If you are interested, please submit a letter of interest and/or resume to the Selectmen’s Office, 18 Main Street, for any of these positions. If you have questions, please contact Geri Holland at or 508-497-9700.


Additional Vacancies, per HopNews:

   In addition to the official list above, letters have been sent by three other officeholders expressing their intentions to not be reappointed:

• Wayne Davies, Board of Appeals. This will open up at least one seat on that body that is appointed by the Selectmen.

• Henry Kunicki, Board of Appeals: Mr. Kunicki is also on the Community Preservation Committee. In a letter to Selectmen, Mr. Kunicki expressed a preference to lose the Board of Appeals seat and keep the CPC seat. Otherwise, if he can't keep the CPC seat, he would like to remain on the Board of appeals.

• Kevin O'Connor, ADA Oversight Committee. Mr. O'Connor has moved, but is staying on until his term is over.  He does not wish to be reappointed.

      Additional vacancies are expected, as some other people have unofficially expressed the desire to not be reappointed. It is good to note at this time, lest the wrong conclusions be drawn, that all of the above letters were received by the Town Manager's Office before the election. In addition, the reappointments are are made in June, so now is the time people would be assessing their commitments. ~ Editor


May 23, 2008 — The driver of this vehicle was unhurt, but also unaware of why it went in reverse from the driveway across the street onto this stone wall, a couple of hundred feet from the Center School. There were no children walking or in strollers at the time of the crash around 1:30 this afternoon.

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UPDATE - Child has been located


The Massachusetts State Police and Gardner Police have issued a Endangered Child Advisory for missing 6-month-old Paul Baez Jr., who is 19 lbs and 23 inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a size 3 diaper bearing the “Elmo” character and grey socks. He has a light colored birth mark on right side of belly which is in line with his belly button. He has been sick for last three days and has been taking Tylenol for illness.  Paul Baez Jr. was reported last seen at 1:40 a.m. at his residence 52 Hemlock Drive, apt. 104, in Gardner. Anyone with information about the child’s disappearance or whereabouts is asked to call 911 or Gardner Police at (978) 632-8226 with any information. Further questions should be directed to the Worcester District Attorney’s Office at (508) 368-7236.

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After the Marathon

Above, Marathon Committee Chair Dorothy Ferriter awards a print by Nancy Bailey to Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray at the Post-Marathon party put on by the Hopkinton Marathon Committee.

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May 22, 2008 —  The Hopkinton Marathon Committee held their annual Post-Marathon Party within the idyllic and pastoral surroundings of the New England Laborer's Training Center on East Street Thursday evening.

      Members of the committee, as well as members of the Hopkinton Athletic Association, public safety officials and others involved in the preparations for the Boston Marathon, had appetizers and a generous buffet catered by Jean's Catering of Milford.

      Member Jacques LeDuc, who designs and paints the Start line of the Marathon, as well as commentates from the platform on race day, was the Master of Ceremonies for the occasion. Mr. LeDuc conducted a raffle in which just about everyone got a prize, and made the drawings interesting with witty comments about many of the prize recipients, and one-liners during the process.

       In addition, there was a large slide-show presentation of photographs of the Marathon by photographer Richard Dimascio.

       Ms. Ferriter also had flowers for Selectmen Vice-Chair Mary Pratt and former Selectmen Chair Muriel Kramer for their dedication to the cause.

Wine Tasting Friday,
May 23, 4 - 7 pm

Hillers beat Medfield 4-2 in extra innings

Mahon holds Warriors as Gulimette and Collins secure victory

Ostrander hitting streak at 20 games


The Hopkinton Hiller baseball team finished the Tri-Valley League season with an extra inning victory over the Medfield Warriors in a game played at Schilling Field in Medfield . The Hillers Mahon pitched well enough to win as Bryant Guilmette pitched great in relief but the warriors botched up a run with 2 outs in the 7th forcing the game into extras.


Matt Collins picked up the save and Guilmette got the win. Paul Ostrander hit a homerun to lead off the game. He has a 20 game hitting streak ( record ) Chris Farrell knocked in 2 runs and Dan Muscatello made a great catch with his back to the outfield to end the game.


The Hillers will play Friday in the Natick invitation at 400 against always tough defending State Champs Lincoln-Sudbury. The Hillers will finish on Saturday depending on Friday's outcome then wait for seed in the state playoffs. Its been a great year for Coach Stickney and the Hiller nine. ( 16-2 ) - Peter Marso special to HopNews.

Final Hopkinton Idol Shows on May 29 and 30


May 23, 2008) –  The 2008 Hopkinton Idol competition will come to a close with two special live shows at 7:00 p.m. on May 29 and May 30 at the HCAM studios at 77 Main Street in Hopkinton.  The show on May 29 will feature the final four contestants and a special appearance by 2007 Hopkinton Idol winner Sasha Yatchenko.   The Hopkinton Idol finale on May 30 will feature a reunion of past Idol contestants, followed by the reveal of this year’s winner.   Tickets for each show are $5 at the door.  Both shows will also be broadcast live on HCAM-TV 13 or on the HCAM website


Hopkinton Idol is a six-week competition co-sponsored by Enter Stage Left Theater, Inc and HCAM-TV.  After the live Hopkinton Idol show each week viewers were asked to email their votes to determine which contestants continued on to the next round.  In addition to “fame and fortune,” the victorious “Idol” announced on May 30 will also win a professionally recorded demo tape.



"This competition featured some very dedicated singers and it will be very interesting to see who is selected to be this year's Hopkinton Idol,” said Kelly Grill, co-founder or Enter Stage Left Theater and host of the show.  "I'm also looking forward to seeing all the contestants reunited again, and also hearing Sasha's very beautiful voice on the 29th."


Enter Stage Left Theater, Inc. is a non-profit performing arts center in Hopkinton offering theater education, training and performances for students of all ages.    For more information call 508-435-2114 or visit

Senate FY09 Budget Includes $50K for Hopkinton

BOSTON - Senator Karen Spilka has secured $50,000 in the Senate version of the FY09 budget for funding for the Hopkinton Athletic Association (HAA). This money has been dedicated for the continued facilitation, promotion, and coordination of regional trade and tourism activities in connection with the international 'Running for the Human Race' project.

"The HAA's mission has been to promote the health, fitness, recreation, and civic image of Hopkinton and the MetroWest region through innovative multi-generational programs and strategic investment in fitness-related infrastructure," Senator Spilka argued during budget debate.

Building off of the popularity and media coverage of the Boston Marathon, which starts in Hopkinton, the Hopkinton Athletic Association has undertaken a major trade and tourism program: the international "Running for the Human Race'' project.

This effort has fostered collaboration among communities and businesses at the local, regional, statewide, and international levels that has already had a significant impact on economic development in the town of Hopkinton and the surrounding area

"Earlier this year we were honored to be the first marathon in the country to receive the marathon flame from Marathon, Greece," she reminded her colleagues, who witnessed the inaugural visit of the flame to the State House. "The flame shines as a symbol of our sister-city relationship."

The business community has already contributed and continued public funding will enable the association to leverage greater participation.

"This is an important opportunity to extend the annual - but brief-tourism related economic impact the Boston Marathon has on this region," Senator Spilka stated.

In FY07, funding from the economic stimulus bill was used to foster a sister city relationship with Marathon, Greece, create an international board with Greece pertaining to running the marathon, be the first location in the United States to receive the Flame of the Marathon Run directly from Marathon, Greece, commission a statute of George V. Brown, who launched a century-long family tradition of firing the starting pistol at start of the Boston Marathon and renovate space to bring the MetroWest symphony to Hopkinton.

These additional funds from the FY09 budget would be used in connection with the 'Running for the Human Race' project to determine the present and potential economic returns to MetroWest, identify and launch programs to enhance the economic value to the region, create regional events to promote MetroWest, promote and increase awareness of MetroWest to the 20,000 marathoners and their families by giving them a reason to visit it as well as running through it and develop an aggressive media outreach program promoting MetroWest aimed at the 1,000+ worldwide media outlets who cover the race.

As the project continues, additional events and activities are proposed which will solidify the cooperative effort and increase the economic benefits for the entire MetroWest Region.

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E. Robert Graveline


E. Robert Graveline, a longtime resident of Palmer and West Yarmouth and well-known insurance executive, died on May 7 of complications from Alzheimer's Disease.

Robert attended local schools and graduated from Assumption College in Worcester in 1946. He served his country in the National Guard during World War II. He was owner of the Crimmins-Graveline Insurance Agency in Palmer, and his civic activities included serving on the Palmer Planning Board, Safety Committee, Rotary Club, and Chamber of Commerce. He was a trustee of Assumption College for 9 years, a member of the President's Council, and a loyal alumnus. He championed Franco-American culture throughout his life and was a long-time member of the Institute Français at Assumption College. 


WMRC 1490AM Wins International Public Service Award
2007 Milford Regional Radiothon Exemplifies Local Radio
Station’s Community Service Efforts

Milford, MA – May 22, 2008 — “Whether we are helping to sell Girl Scout cookies, finding a lost dog or raising funds to build a $25 million Cancer Center for our local hospital, we believe that a local, community-minded radio station can make a difference,” said Tom McAuliffe (Photo, right), owner of WMRC 1490 AM radio, as he accepted The 2008 Cary Simpson Award for Community Service this month.

“The Simpson Award is one of the highest honors a local broadcaster can receive for community service,” explained Bob Breck, vice president of the International Broadcasters Idea Bank (IBIB), which bestows the prestigious award annually. “With this award, Tom McAuliffe and WMRC join a select group of broadcasters and stations known world-wide for excellence in local broadcasting.”

In a media environment dominated by large corporations and bottom-line priorities, the community service efforts at this independently owned and locally programmed radio station stand out. WMRC’s initiative in raising over $32,000 in one day in 2007, as part of a WMRC/Milford Regional Medical Center Radiothon, topped the list of reasons the IBIB Board of Directors recommended McAuliffe for the award.

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Run Around Hopkinton

To support cancer research at Dana Farber and intergenerational

fitness programs in the Hopkinton schools and community.

IT ALL STARTS.......AND ENDS.........HERE!!!

On the morning of Saturday, May 24th,  teams of between two and six runners each will embark on a running adventure through the roads of Hopkinton, Massachusetts.  The 26.2 mile course will traverse some of the town's most notable running spots, from the Boston Marathon starting line to the beautiful and scenic Hopkinton State Park and Lake Whitehall. 

For Runners of All Levels and Abilities

The event is designed to accommodate runners of all levels, with options available for individual team members to cover as few as 3.5 miles or as many as 13.1 miles.  The course's innovative design -- which divides the route into two 13.1 mile segments starting and finishing in the same location -- provides teams with a range of options, including a special "half course" option for three-person teams.  To learn more, click on the Running Club icon. (File photo of Running Club members)


The Hopkinton Running Club is one of many Hopkinton organizations featured on the HopNews Community Page, always available by clicking on the Community icon always on top near the masthead.

Missing Children’s Day


May 21, 2008 — The Molly Bish Foundation hosted the 8th Annual Missing Children’s Day Ceremony in the Nurses Hall at the State House in Boston today.  This ceremony honors the memory of missing and murdered children and demonstrates support for missing and abducted children who have been safely returned to their families.  The ceremony included testimonials from parents of missing and murdered children as well as speeches from members of law enforcement and the legislature. 


During the ceremony, awards were presented to individuals, organizations and businesses that have contributed significantly to protecting the children of the Commonwealth and advancing issues regarding missing and abducted children. 


The ceremony also included the announcement of the Massachusetts winner of the 2008 Amber Alert Poster Contest.  The United States Department of Justice sponsors this annual poster contest that challenges fifth grade students to develop posters that represent America’s united goal of bringing missing children home safely.  This year’s winner, 10-year-old fifth grader Stephanie Ward from the Marlborough Intermediate Elementary School was presented with a plaque by Trooper Nicole Morrell, the Commonwealth’s AMBER Alert Coordinator and organizer of the poster contest in Massachusetts.  Stephanie’s poster represented America’s united goal of bringing missing children home safely by depicting a family reunited with two American flags flying overhead. 

Believe it or Not

May 21, 2008 — Muriel Kramer supporter, Democrat, and Cemetery Commissioner Tom Pratt, congratulates RJ Dourney moments after the announcement of his win over Mrs. Kramer Monday evening. Mr. Dourney has joined Mr. Pratt's mother, Selectman Vice-Chair Mary Pratt on the Board of Selectmen. 

One-Lane Superhighway

May 21, 2008 — Route 495 South was reduced to one lane in places as workers got an early start on a repaving job. Above, a machine creates striated pavement by removing a top layer, presumably to give new pavement a rough surface to grab hold of. The view is from the Fruit Street Bridge, through the cyclone fencing at dusk.

The Golden Spoon serves dinner Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.


The best burger in the world is still at Cornell's

Hillers Baseball Falls to Holliston

The Tri-Valley league champs lost a tough one to Holliston in a game played in Holliston Wednesday night The Hillers sent junior Andrew Park to the hill and the southpaw limited the Panthers to 3 hits and did not give an earned run. The problem was the panthers made all the plays and got a great pitching performance from Holliston's Watkins. The Hillers have a big string of games back to back and are looking forward to next month's state playoffs. Paul Ostrander kept his hitting streak intact as he singled in the first inning. Paul also threw a runner out at the plate. He has hit in the last 18 games.


The Hillers will travel to Medfield Thursday afternoon to close out the tri-valley season and will play defending division 1 state champ Lincoln-Sudbury in the Natick Invitation on Friday at 4:00. Congratulations to Keith Verra ( former Hiller assistant coach) on a great effort by his Panthers. Both teams gave us a great game! Peter Marso special to HopNews!


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