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Gulp!

June 7, 2008 — It appears that this cormorant flying over the Hopkinton Reservoir Dam on Saturday has a fish in its gullet, the only food the bird eats. Cormorants, a diving bird, can often be identified because they hold their water-logged wings out to dry in the sun before they take off in flight. When taking off from the water, they appear to run across the surface, because their wings are usually wet, making flight difficult.

The British Are Coming (Again)

June 7, 2008 — Left, Phillip Brewster from itv Central, a British television network, has a light conversation with Eric Sonnett, who was Chairman of the Board of Selectmen when Rachel and Lillian Entwistle were found dead in their home on Cubs Path on Hopkinton. Mr. Brewster interviewed Mr. Sonnett at his home regarding that tragedy.

Delicate

June 7, 2008 — This Lady Slipper on a Peppercorn Hill Trail is so named because they appear as a pair of hanging ballet slippers. This one appears to have trapped a bug.

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 Taking it Home

June 7, 2008 — Eight year-old Riley Anne Myers gets instruction from Hopkinton Police Officer, School Resource Officer Philip Powers as she approaches home plate during the Hopkinton Police Vs. Special Olympics annual softball game at New England Laborer's Training Center on Saturday on the sweltering, sun-drenched ball field.

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All Winners

June 7, 2008 — School Resource Officer Philip Powers, left, and Sgt. Charles Wallace award a trophy to Jack Hemmalgarn, 14, at the Police vs. Special Olympics softball game on Saturday.

Oops!

June 7, 2008 — This vehicle somehow missed its driveway this afternoon on Clinton Street.

Congratulations Class of 2008

HHS 2008 Graduation 

June 6, 2008 — Above are a few clips of the Friday evening graduation ceremony of Hopkinton High School Class of 2008.

 

The Beginning of a Journey...

...and the End of Another

 

Above, graduating senior Jeff Ward chats with friends before the ceremony. Below, Math teacher Mr. Thomas Moroney awaits beside his peers for the processional of his students. Mr. Moroney attended his last graduation as a teacher on Friday evening. He is retiring.

 

 

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition’s STATEWIDE
Against the Tide

The PREMIERE EVENT to raise money for BREAST CANCER PREVENTION !

 

Sixteenth Annual Metro Boston
7:30am- 12:00 pm
Saturday, June 21
Hopkinton State Park
Hopkinton, MA
 

Hopkinton, MA, resident Stephanie Morey, and her six year old son, Ben, will be kayaking together this June 21st in honor of women all over Massachusetts, who have suffered from the horrific disease of breast cancer. Stephanie is a wonderful citizen who wants to bring her family together to do something truly helpful for our state. The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) is more than grateful to see Stephanie participate this year, and bring with her a generation who will hopefully not have to face breast cancer the way our generation does.

Cheryl Osimo, Outreach Coordinator for MBCC says, “We are honored that Stephanie has decided to participate this year. Her hard work and benevolence have contributed unparalleled amounts. I love that she is making this wonderful cause into a family affair.”

Stephanie Morey of Hopkinton, MA, responds, “I wanted to do something with my son that would cause him to look outside of himself. I also want him to experience a great day outdoors with me, for such a wonderful cause, along with the rest of the town. I love that MBCC focuses on prevention and I want to be a part of this.”

Against The Tide is one-mile swim, two-mile kayak and three-mile fitness walk to benefit the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC). This fun and inspirational program brings swimmers, kayakers and walkers of all ages and abilities together with MBCC in efforts to stop the breast cancer epidemic.

Participants commit to raising a minimum contribution of $150, which must be donated on the day of the event, in order to participate in the festivities. Participants may enroll in as many events as they would like. All participants will be welcomed on the morning of the event with an Against The Tide T shirt and a free continental breakfast. All funds raised go directly to breast cancer prevention through the advocacy work of MBCC and research initiatives of its sister environmental organization, Silent Spring Institute. Registration materials, sponsor information, and fundraising ideas can be found at www.mbcc.org/swim .

“Against the Tide is not a big, corporate show, but an event that celebrates families and individuals of all ages and abilities coming together to truly end this epidemic,” says Executive Director Deborah Shields; “It is empowering and uplifting to know that we are contributing towards a healthier future; one in which our mothers, daughters, and friends will not have to fear that they will be the one in seven diagnosed with breast cancer.”


Breast cancer now strikes more women in the world than any other type of cancer. In the past 50 years, the lifetime risk of breast cancer has nearly tripled in the United States. In the 1940’s, a woman’s lifetime risk of breast cancer was 1 in 22. In the year 2002, the risk was 1 in 8 and is presently 1 in 7. The increasing prevalence reinforces the necessity to reverse the trend and prevent breast cancer from occurring in the first place.

The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is a nonprofit organization committed to stopping the breast cancer epidemic in Massachusetts through activism, advocacy, research and education. Founded in 1991, the focus of MBCC is to find the causes of breast cancer and seek real prevention against this devastating disease.

For more information call 617-376-MBCC or visit www.mbcc.org .
Donations may be sent to the following address:
Against the Tide c/o MBCC
1419 Hancock Street, Suite 202
Quincy, MA 02169.

 Entwistle Trial

Opening Remarks, First Witnesses Called

 

June 6, 2008 — Opening remarks in the murder trial of Neil Entwistle, accused of killing his wife and infant daughter in Hopkinton in January, 2006, began today at Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn.

     Prosecutor Michael Fabbri introduced a timeline of events leading up to the discovery of the bodies of Rachel, 27, and Lillian Rise, 9 months, the relevant events afterward, and factual points of the case. Rachel's mother testified that Rachel's stepfather, Joseph Matterazzo's kept locked guns in their bedroom of their Carver, MA home. The keys were kept on a counter in the kitchen.

    Defense attorney Eliot Weinstein presented a short opening that presented a case for a loving family, but did not present an argument for a different suspect, as many pundits had expected.

     Upon cross-examination of Mrs. Matterazzo, Defense attorney Stephanie Page painted a picture of a loving couple who were popular and had an abundance of friends. In fact, the majority of her questions built the argument of a typical, happy couple.

      The trial was adjourned at about 4:00 p.m. today, and will resume Monday, June 9, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.

      Many of the facts brought out by attorneys today were articulated in a piece in 2006 by Robert Falcione.

Photos in this piece from Press Pool video.

Dr. Duffy Disagrees with Town Counsel's Opinion

Editor:

I have serious concerns regarding Town Counsel's opinion regarding the DPW. Last year I expressed concern to Ann Click regarding a notation in an Appendix to the Charter which designates the Town Manager as the appointing authority for The DPW director. The appendix was added to the Charter itself to summarize what is in the Charter. The DPW is not mentioned in the Charter.

 

I cannot agree that an item in the Appendix sets forth a whole cascade of logic (see Town Counsel's opinion) which contradicts the legislation created as a result of a vote of the Town. To conclude that there is legal justification for Town Manager to supervise the DPW and appoint its director is a huge stretch and creates significant conflicts which will soon become apparent.

 

Dr. John Duffy

175 Hayden Rowe Street

June 6, 2008

 

Note: Dr. Duffy is Chairman of the Board of Assessors, an elected position.

Hopkinton's Town Charter may be read, printed or downloaded here.

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PAPERWORK NIGHT FOR RAIDER FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADING ON JUNE 17TH

 

Paperwork Night will be Tuesday, June 17, from 6pm to 8pm at the Ashland Middle School. You must have all of your child's paperwork in before they can participate in any practice. Practice will begin on Monday, August 4th, at Stone Park in Ashland. There are NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

Paperwork needed is:

 

* A Signed Medical Release

* A Report Card (complete copy, all pages, front and back)*if repot cards are not issued, they must be brought to the first practice.

* An ORIGINAL Birth Certificate (only if the child did not participate in the 2007 Season)

* A Copy of the child's Birth Certificate (whether they played before or not)

* The Parents/Players Code of Conduct

* A Physical (has to be dated 2008) if the child does not have a scheduled physical the parent may get a letter from the child's physician.

 

If you have any questions, visit http://www.eteams.com/raiderfootball, read the FAQ section or send us an email.

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Hopkinton Police Department vs. Special Olympics Softball

12 Noon, Saturday, June 7, 2008

New England Laborer's Training Center

East Street, Hopkinton

 From the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office

 

Opening Statements In Case Of Commonwealth vs. Entwistle To Begin June 6, 2008

 

WOBURN – June 5, 2008 — Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone informed the public today that opening statements in the case of Commonwealth vs. Neil Entwistle will begin tomorrow, June 6, at approximately 9:30 a.m.

The trial will be held in courtroom 430 in Middlesex Superior Court, 200 Tradecenter, Woburn.  

 Neil Entwistle, age 29, formerly of Hopkinton, is charged with two counts of murder and related gun charges in connection with the January 2006 homicides of his wife, Rachel Entwistle, age 27, and their 9-month-old daughter, Lillian, in their Hopkinton home. 

             On the evening of Saturday, January 21, 2006, friends of the Entwistle family arrived at the 6 Cubs Path residence in Hopkinton for an informal social gathering.  Upon arrival at the home, the friends found the home locked, and it did not appear that anyone was there.  At the same time, Rachel Entwistle’s mother had grown concerned after not having been able to reach her daughter all day.  She contacted the Hopkinton Police Department and reported that she had not been able to contact her daughter by telephone, and that friends of her daughter had called her upon arriving at the Entwistle home to find no one was apparently home. FULL STORY

 Town Hall Notebook

All's Well That Ends Well

Town Manager sends letter to Governor to propose Special Act

 

June 5, 2008 — In an effort to correct a scheduling snafu that has basically voided the Hopkinton May 6, 2008 Special Town Meeting — the meeting was advertised for 13 rather than 14 days — Town Manager Anthony Troiano (File photo) has petitioned Governor Deval Patrick, seeking his authority to recommend to the General Court a Special Act that would ratify the actions of the Special Town Meeting. At the Selectmen's Tuesday meeting, Town Counsel Counsel Ray Miyares had suggested to do just that as one of three options.     

      The option he preferred was to simply hold another Special Town Meeting and revote the 11 Articles. However, the Selectmen were unsure if that would fit into the time constraints for this fiscal year, which ends June 30, 2008. One of the Articles is a money Article that would transfer money from one DPW account into an asphalt account. That needs to be done before the new fiscal year, according to the Mr. Troiano.

      To read the letter to the Governor, the wording of the petition, and the Articles as they were voted by the 838 Town Meeting participants, click here.

 

Town Manager's Authority

      On June  2, 2008, Town Manager Anthony Troiano received a written opinion from Town Counsel Ray Miyares that declared that Mr. Troiano held the authority over the hiring of the DPW Director, a position currently held by J. T. Gaucher.

      The DPW was created by Chapter 375 of the Acts of 1998, and authority over it given to the Board of Selectmen.

       However, in 2006 the DPW was reorganized to place the authority of of supervising and controlling the DPW under a new, Board of Public Works. Chairman of the BPW Dan McIntyre (File photo), and former Selectmen Chair Muriel Kramer, butted heads over her pet issue of increasing sewer capacity in Hopkinton by plugging the holes in the system (Input and Infiltration, commonly known as I & I). However, Mr. McIntyre argued it was not her purview on more than one occasion.

       According to the opinion of Counsel Miyares, the 2006 Act establishing the three-member BPW is trumped by the Town Charter. He states, quoting chapter and verse, that anything addressing changes to authority vested in the Charter must be done by changes to that document, and not by a Special Act.

       The opinion letter may be read here.

 

Updated list of vacancies on Town Committees:
APPROPRIATION COMMITTEE - One (1)
BOARD OF HEALTH* - ONE (1)
CABLE COMMITTEE – Three (3)
HOPKINTON TAX RELIEF – One (1)
MARATHON FUND COMMITTEE ONE (1)
PLANNING BOARD* - ONE (1)
VETERAN’S CELEBRATION COMMITTEE – One (1)

*The Board of Health and Planning Board are elected positions with terms until the May 2009 election. For these positions, please submit letters of interest by Friday, June 13 at 4:30 p.m.

Naughty Pine

June 5, 2008 — S&K LLC (Log and Land Clearing) of Sterling dropped this 70' tall pine tree a few short feet from the Lake Maspenock Dam this afternoon as a part of the land clearing project to keep trees and roots from growing near the dam and contributing to possible damage to the structure.

Slow Poke

June 5, 2008 — This beauty was spotted in the grass on the side of the road in Hopkinton at the State Park this week.

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Pinch Me

June 5, 2008 — An S&K worker is dwarfed by his skidder, which he used to help pull a stubborn pine tree down beside the dam Thursday.

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ESL Presents Two Encore Performances of its USO Tribute Show

 

June 5, 2008 — Due to popular demand, ESL will presenting encore performances of its USO Tribute Show on June 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hopkinton Senior Center.  This show of lively music and dancing recreates a USO Show and features the likes of Bob Hope, The Andrew Sisters, W.C. Fields and May West.   Participants will once again have the opportunity to travel back in time to enjoy classics songs such as I”ll Be Seeing You” and “Don’t Sit Under the Appletree” and then boogie down with the 15-piece swing band following the show.

     Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students.  A portion of the proceeds for the USO Tribute Show will go to the Hopkinton Senior Center Scholarship fund.  The Hopkinton Senior Center is located at  28 Mayhew Street in Hopkinton.

     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 www.enterstagelefttheater.com

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An Old-fashioned Day at EMC Park

 

June 5, 2008 — Come on down to an old-fashioned "Day at EMC Park" on June 7, 2008 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The radio station WROR (105.7 FM) street team and the Stonyfield Yogurt truck will be there handing out free samples and playing music while Hopkinton Little League games are being played. So grab the kids, grab some lunch at the doghouse and just come on by! (Please note:  Parking may be limited so you may have to park at the High School and walk over.)

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Senator Spilka Gives Approval to Fund Public Infrastructure Improvements, Create Jobs
Senate, House Agree to Send "I-Cubed" Bill to Governor

 
(Boston, MA) - June 5, 2008 — The Senate on Wednesday took final action on legislation that will help municipalities and developers fund necessary public infrastructure projects, including work on streets, sidewalks, water and sewer lines, and street lights, which are all essential to successful economic development.

Both the Senate and the House agreed to final terms of the Infrastructure Investment Incentive legislation, or "I-Cubed" bill, which makes significant changes to the original law passed in 2006, including increased community funding and revenue safeguards. I-Cubed is expected to create thousands of jobs for the Commonwealth.

"This vote helps to bring this important tool closer to reality. I-Cubed will assist communities in providing the public infrastructure we need to support carefully planned growth and economic development in the MetroWest," stated Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland).

Senate President Therese Murray (D-Plymouth) said the bill will benefit communities across Massachusetts in the form of fiscally-prudent investments for economic development.

"I'm proud of the work the Senate and the House did on this bill," President Murray said. "It will promote public and private partnerships that are essential to the construction of new real estate projects, including housing, retail and mixed-use developments."

The legislation includes built-in safeguards to protect the Commonwealth from any loss of revenue, and ensures that laws relating to the classification of employees, health insurance, workers compensation and unemployment insurance are adhered to by developers.

The bill allows Massachusetts to invest in infrastructure projects by issuing up to $250 million in bonds - $50 million more than the original law. This change makes I-Cubed funding more widely available to eligible economically-distressed areas.

The legislation also eliminates the five-project cap and a sunset date instituted by the original law, thereby making I-Cubed funding an option for more projects in more communities.

How I-Cubed works:

* Through the sale of bonds, the state provides the initial capital money to build the project.

* Once a project is approved, the parties (the state, the municipality, and the developer) enter into an agreement that lays out the requirements for special real estate tax assessments and payment of the debt service.

* Project developers are then responsible for the debt service payments. Once the project is up and running, the debt service payments are made through the new revenues generated by the project.

* Bonds are repaid by the tax assessments on development parcels that benefit from the infrastructure improvements.

* This entire concept is dependent upon agreements between the municipality, the developer and the Commonwealth. Studies are conducted to find out how much new revenue a project is expected to generate, and the amount of debt service paid on the bonds is calculated to ensure that all outstanding debts are covered by the new project.

The bill will now go to the Governor's desk for his anticipated signature.

WANTED BY THE WINCHENDON POLICE DEPARTMENT

 


In the early morning hours of August 30, 2007 BRESNAHAN entered into the home of an elderly woman in the town of Winchendon. Armed with a knife, BRESNAHAN held the elderly woman against her will for over two hours while he assaulted her. Warrant Number 0770CR000614 was issued out of Winchendon District Court to the Winchendon Police Department for the immediate arrest of BRESNAHAN.


BRESNAHAN’S PROFILE HAS BEEN FEATURED ON AMERICAS MOST WANTED
Massachusetts State Police: Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section
1-800-KAPTURE (1-800-527-8873)
“HE ESCAPES WHO IS NOT PURSUED” - SOPHOCLES

Dawn E. Armstrong

 

November 3, 1970 - June 2, 2008 Dawn E. (Gilroy) Armstrong 37 of Upton, formerly of Ashland passed away June 2nd in Upton. She was the wife of Dennis Armstrong. Born in Framingham she was the daughter of George and Gail (Grono) Gilroy of Ashland. She was a graduate of Ashland High School Class of 1988 and worked with the McIntyre Loam and Landscaping Co. in Hopkinton at the time of her death.
 

Besides her husband and parents she is survived by one brother: George Gilroy of Natick and one sister: Alison DeBoer and her husband Gregg of Hopkinton. Three nieces: Kelsey and Rachael Armstrong and Hannah DeBoer. One nephew: Nathan DeBoer. Arrangements complete.

Thank You to Participants

 

The Veteran’s Celebration Committee would like to thank the participants of Hopkinton’s Memorial Day celebration held Monday. May 26th.

The time and dedication of many contributed to the success of this important event and is greatly appreciated. Many townspeople expressed gratitude and support for the efforts of the town to recognize the ultimate sacrifice that our service men and women have made over the history of our country.

Hopkinton Youth Launch "Sticker Shock" Campaign

Teens play active role to reduce youth access to alcohol
 

June 4, 2008 — The beFREE! Project launched a Graduation Sticker Shock campaign at three retail stores in Hopkinton. The sticker project is a cooperative effort with MADD Massachusetts to discourage adults and older peers (those who are 21 and over) from providing alcohol to minors. This campaign was timed to coincide with next week’s high school graduation, encouraging safe celebrations.
     The campaign consisted of teams of youth, accompanied by adult chaperones, placing stickers on multi-packs of beer, wine coolers and other alcoholic products that appeal to underage drinkers. The stickers read, “Hey You!! It is ILLEGAL to provide alcohol for people under 21!” The students began the sticker shock project at Hopkinton Wine & Spirits and Star Package, and finished up at Colella’s Supermarket.
(photo caption: Adult chaperone Lisa Linares assists HHS students Tia Mastrogianis and Joanna Schell with sticker placement)
     “Limiting youth access to alcohol is a proven effective strategy to reduce underage drinking,” said Barbara Harrington, MADD Massachusetts Executive Director. “We already have the right drinking age. We just need to support it at home and in our communities. And we need to enforce 21 by reminding adults to obey the law.”
     Preventing underage drinking is everyone’s responsibility; including parents, teens, public health agencies, law enforcement and retail establishments. More must be done to address this problem. “Activities such as Sticker Shock help reduce youth access to alcohol and also show that teens can be the driving force behind this movement, says Bonnie Lai, MADD Youth Coordinator. That is what MADD Youth in Action is about.”
     Founded in 1980, MADD’s mission is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking. The MADD Youth in Action program partners youth and adults to work on community-based projects aimed at reducing access of alcohol to underage youth. Young people are very much an integral part of the mission and MADD has successfully become a powerful force in the prevention of underage drinking. To find out more about MADD and Youth in Action, please call 800-633-6233 or visit www.madd.org.

     Consider these facts supporting the 21 minimum drinking age:

     1. It is estimated that the enforcement of the 21 minimum drinking age has saved more than 21,000 lives – nearly 1,000 lives saved per year. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).

    2. Traffic crashes are the number one killer of teens and over one-third of teen traffic deaths are alcohol-related. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).

     3. People who begin drinking before age 14 are seven times more likely than those who began drinking after age 21 to report being in a motor vehicle crash because of their drinking. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).

     4. High school students who use alcohol or other substances are five times more likely than other students to drop out of school or to believe that earning good grades is not important. (National Institute on Drug Abuse). Contributed.

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Local women's business group awards two Hopkinton graduating senior girls $1,000.00 each

 

    June 4, 2008 — Local women's business group awards two Hopkinton High School graduating senior girls $1,000.00 each, toward their pursuit of higher education business degree. 

     Both Michelle Natale and Corinne Ellis submitted solid and detailed essays describing their future plans to pursue business degrees as well as prior accomplishments that demonstrated leadership within their class at Hopkinton High.

    In Hopkinton By Women (IHBW) is a non-profit organization of professional local women business.  Meetings are held monthly (Sept. - June) to provide referral networking, interactive discussions and professional enrichment programs. The Fall '08 season brings exciting changes to IHBW as we have merged with Holliston Enterprising Women (HEW) to create a new organization called Network of Enterprising Women (NEW).

     Please contact Pat Kuehne @ 508-864-9947 or Noelle Hoyt @ 508-625-1056 of IHBW for further information.  IHBW also wishes to congratulate the entire 2008 graduating class of Hopkinton High School!

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HEF Ball Drop

     Check out video above of ball drop taken by Alex Cohan, 10.

     The grand prize winner of $1000 was Anand Singla of Hopkinton.  Anand's ball was the lone ball that landed in the cup.

     The consolation prize of $100 for the ball that landed the farthest away (86' 4") from the hole was Christina Mastrogianis of Hopkinton.

Horses on Beach is a "Nay, Nay"

 

Editor,

 

While the photo of the two young women and their equine partners (June 2, 2008) sets a pastoral scene, horseback riders should be reminded that their mounts are not permitted on the public beach areas or within swimming areas of State Parks, for obvious public health and safety reasons.   The activity demonstrated in the photo is a definite "Nay, Nay"!

 

Thank you

 

Jeff Cate, Recreation Facilities Supervisor IV

Hopkinton State Park

71 Cedar Street

Hopkinton, MA 01748

508 435-4303

 Selectmen's Meeting

E. L. Harvey and Sons Gets Trash Contract

May 6 Special Town Meeting Vote Fails AG Muster

 

by Robert Falcione

June 3, 2008 — Surprising most people watching, the Selectmen invited Town Clerk Ann Click, who dropped the bombshell that the Special Town Meeting held on May 6, 2008 did not pass muster with the Attorney General's Office, because the meeting was posted a day late. Toward the end of Tuesday's meeting, Mrs. Click took responsibility for "this error" and apologized to the town.

       Town Counsel Ray Miyares was on hand to offer three possible remedies.

       The first option was to "Petition the General Court to ratify what went on at [Special] Town Meeting. You have to call a Special Town Meeting to petition," he said.

       "It would be faster to simply call a Special Town Meeting and revote the Articles. That seems to be the option we want to pursue," he said.

        "The third would be to seek an Emergency Special Act that can only be proposed by the Governor," he said. Counsel Miyares said the legislature would then need to vote and approve it by a 2/3 majority.

       The urgency to schedule the meeting is because a $42,000 Article must be voted validly during FY '08, which ends on June 30, 2008.

        The Selectmen voted to open the Warrant and to schedule the Special Town Meeting on June 30, 2008.  However, it was déjà vu all over again, when, after some simple math, the Selectmen concluded that the necessary advertising and waiting period may not fit into the time constraints. They questioned whether the days are counted as business days or regular days. Counsel Miyares had left before this conversation was held, and was not available by telephone to answer the question.

        Selectman RJ Dourney suggested "A full court press to the Governor's Office."

        One Selectman suggested rescinding this evening's vote, but that idea was dismissed in favor of the concurrent efforts to reach the Governor, and to schedule a new meeting.

 

Trash & Recyclables Hauling

          E. L. Harvey and Sons, Inc. of Westborough has been chosen as Hopkinton's curbside solid waste and recycling company by Town Manager Anthony Troiano, who gave kudos for helping in the process to Selectman Matthew Zettek. Mr. Troiano said the contract will be signed Friday, and that there will be a three week transition period when information will be posted on HopNews and the Town's website to help people understand the new methods. (File photo of ELH Treasurer, Jim Harvey).

        For instance, the recycling will be bi-weekly, rather than weekly. One-half of the town will be done one week, and the other half the next.

        Mr. Zettek cautioned that it is important to get material out at the curb before 7:00 a.m., because people who are used to the current vendor could be late for the new one.

         Residents may use other types of recycling containers, in addition to the typical green baskets, Mr. Zettek said. He also said that the DPW will be ordering bumper-type of stickers for people to put on their own barrels.

        In a telephone interview on Monday, before the winning company was made public, Mr. Troiano said that the town put out an invitation for proposals, and that the process was exempt from the Chapter 30B bidding process.

        Mr. Troiano said the new contract, before considering recycling, will save the town between $50,000 and $70,000.

        In other E. L. Harvey news, it appears the appeals for their Hopkinton C & D (Construction and Demolition debris) facility and MRRF (Materials Recycling an Recovery Facility) facility are over, and the former Hopkinton landfill is capped.

      The process of building the Hopkinton facility was put on hold in 2006, while the then current Westborough operation had to be upgraded by constructing buildings to put the existing processes indoors.

     "The state told us we had to stop work outside," Mr. Harvey said at an October 25, 2006 Selectmen's meeting.

     "We had to make a decision. We'd rather be spending the $6 million in Hopkinton," he said.

     According to statements by now former Selectman Ron Clark at the time, when the Harvey Hopkinton facility is running for ten years, it will be paying the town $600,000 in "tipping fees."

Archived illustration by Hopkinton cartoonist extraordinaire, Ashley T. M. Jackson.

Boston Marathon Art and Design Contest Winners

June 3, 2008 — The children above, all winners, took part in the Boston Marathon Art and Design contest sponsored by the Hopkinton Athletic Association and organized by Susie Johnson. Students from Hopkinton and Ashland, K-12, were eligible to take part.

ICE CREAM WINDOW open at "The SPOON" until 9:00 p.m.

 

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HEF Ball Drop

Above, 1,000 golf balls drop from a Consigli crane Tuesday evening at Field #10.

June 3, 2008 —  Cotton candy was food group number one as kids ran around Field #10 on the Loop Road awaiting with anticipation the Remax Balloon for rides, and 1,000 golf balls being dropped. However, wind gusts grounded the balloon, and the backup plan, a crane donated by Consigli Corp of Milford, along with a volunteer operator, was implemented.

         Participants paid $10 per ball, and less with a volume purchase, brining in $7,500 to the cause. The ball closest to the hole won $1,000.

Fire Away!

June 3, 2008 — The Remax balloon was grounded, but that didn't stop the balloonist from climbing into his basket and showing off what powers his rig at Field #10 on Tuesday, while the crowd awaited the Ball Drop from the Consigli crane.

Scroll down for our weekly real estate transactions.

Now ould be a really good time to buy before prices start to climb.

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WJ Deutsch & Sons Ltd. Awards Scholarship

 

June 3, 2008 — Caitlin Shea of 25 Thayer Heights Road in Hopkinton is a winner in the the WJ Deutsch & Sons Ltd Scholarship Program. The program is sponsored by WJ Deutsch & Sons Ltd. Caitlin is the child of WJ Deutsch & Sons employee, Kevin F. Shea. Caitlin attended Hopkinton High School and is majoring in Musical Theater at The Catholic University of America.

 

The following is a partial list of Caitlin's school and community activities: National Honor Society, Drama Club, Philosophy Club and March of Dimes Volunteer. W.J. Deutsch & Sons, Ltd. (Deutsch) established the W.J. Deutsch & Sons, Ltd. Scholarship Program to reward the academic excellence of children of their employees. Deutsch is an importer of wines, champagnes and spirits. They have 170 total employees. Recipients are selected by Career Opportunities Through Education, Inc. (Cote), a non-profit scholarship service organization headquartered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The selection criteria includes; academic performance, school and community activities, work experience, and a recommendation.

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Compiled by Eric Montville for HopNews.com,  June 3, 2008

Address

Buyer

Price

Date

Seller

87 Saddle Hill Road Leonid Vernovsky $515,000 Jun. 02, 2008 WDW LLC
10 South Mill Street Andrew J. Simpson & Susan A. Stone $485,000 Jun. 02, 2008 Elizabeth M. Eidlitz
5 Linden Street Carolyn Ball $375,000 Jun. 02, 2008 Donna M. McCarthy & William H. McCarthy Jr.
12 Connelly Hill Road Mark A. Dacey & Allison M. Dacey $1,135,000 May 30, 2008 Connelly LLC
62 Wedgewood Drive Jeffrey B. Hopkins $875,000 May 30, 2008 Wedgewood Drive Realty Trust
8 Trevor Lane Jessica Hohn $535,000 May 29, 2008 Maillet & Sons LLC
21 Oliver Lane Michael W. Duffy & Pamela Ann Duffy $475,000 May 30, 2008 Mark A. Dacey, Allison M. Gilman & Allison M. Dacey
7 Wilson Street Tatyana S. Murashova $355,000 May 30, 2008 Wilson Street Realty Trust
Previous update:        
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

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Police News UP-TO-DATE  Today, June 3, 2008

9:20 pm A Chamberlain Street resident reported hearing gun shots or fireworks southeast of her house...

 

5:00 pm A reporting party reported two older teens smoking Marijuana in the woods off of Hayden Rowe Street...

 

1:21 pm A caller reported that a man walked out of the woods behind her house on Priscilla Road after her dog barked. The caller stated that he may have been watching girls swimming...

All a Blur

June 3, 2008 —Panning the camera with a fast moving object and a relatively slow shutter speed can throw the background into a blur, as happened with this off-road vehicle yesterday at the Hopkinton Reservoir Dam.

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Victory Dance

June 2, 2008 — This great blue heron is not dancing, but getting up some speed after jumping into the water to grab a fish with its beak on the Hopkinton Reservoir this afternoon. The surface was very busy with fish feeding on bugs on the calm surface at sundown.

ICE CREAM WINDOW open at "The SPOON" until 9:00 p.m.

 

Ciao Time has exciting new specials EVERY DAY!

Time for a Drink

June 2, 2008 — Tegan Henderson, left, and Daryl-Anne Kusmak brought their horses into the Main Beach at Hopkinton State Park for some cooling off and a drink late in the day.

Gas Leak

June 2, 2008 — Firefighters and NSTAR were quick to respond to a home on Wood Street where a person digging a post hole ruptured a gas line to the home.

Dorothy R. Colella, 89

 

Dorothy R. Colella, 89, died Sunday, June 1, 2008 at the Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham after a period of declining health. Born in Newton, she was the daughter of the late Frederick P. and Rose (Pelletier) Howland. She was the wife of the late Angelo L. Colella who died in 2005.

A 1936 graduate of Hopkinton High School, she retired as a cafeteria worker for the Hopkinton School system.

She is survived by her sons, Robert L. Colella and his wife Suzanne, and Thomas J. Colella and his wife Wendy all of Hopkinton, 1 sister Marguerite Wood of Milford, 5 grandchildren, Teresa, Susan, Kristen and Brian Colella, and Jeffrey Tomaso, 3 great grandchildren Samantha, Michael and Malichias. She is predeceased by a son, Michael A. Colella, 3 brothers Frederick, Robert and William Howland and 1 sister, Rose Berquist. ARRANGEMENTS COMPLETE

 

William J. Surette, 80

 

William J. Surette, 80, died Monday, June 2, 2008, at home. He was the husband of Marianna (Smith) Surette, to whom he was married for 47 years. Born in Waltham, he was the son of the late William M. and Frances (Doucette) Surette.

He was a 1947 graduate of Hopkinton High School and a 1956 graduate of Villanova University. He was employed as an administrator at various computer companies in the area. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children William J. Jr. of Millis and Arlene Surette and her husband Richard Roberts of Milford. He also leaves grandchildren Richard and Jenna Roberts of Milford and his sisters Rosemary Amerault of Tyngsboro and Lorraine Tetter of Ashland. He is pre-deceased by his brother James.ARRANGEMENTS COMPLETE

Snake Charmer

June 2, 2008 — Nine year-old Sarah Pearson had no trouble handling this snake at the LMPA Family Fun Day at Sandy Beach on Sunday.

Harold William Proctor, 83. ARRANGEMENTS REVISED

 

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