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Powder Puff

December 3, 2008 — Last night the girls played their own version of football under the lights on the varsity field, powder puff football, that looks every bit as rough as the boys' game.

Chief Gary Daugherty Chosen for Framingham Fire


December 3, 2008 — Just six weeks after confirming with Town Hall employees that he was an applicant for the position of Framingham Fire Chief, Hopkinton Fire chief and Interim Town Manager Gary Daugherty, has been selected by that town as its choice out of five final applicants. The Framingham Selectmen, according to a story in Wednesday's MetroWest Daily News, have voted to accept the recommendation of their Town manager to hire Chief Daugherty.

      Chief Daugherty was chosen over Town Treasurer Maureen Dwinnell as the Interim Town Manager for Hopkinton following the resignation of Anthony Troiano in a vote by Hopkinton Selectmen on October 15, during which selectman Michael Shepard was the sole advocate for Mrs. Dwinnell. At the time, Mr. Daugherty had not mentioned that his hat was in the ring for the Framingham Fire chief's position. Selectman Vice-Chair Mary Pratt defended the lapse, saying Chief Daugherty did not know he was still being considered in Framingham.

     After learning of the Chief's options, Selectmen Chair Brian Herr said at the time, "There are opportunities out there for all of us. In this day and age, there are a lot of people out there kicking the tires.

     "It's like the head coach of UMass going to Duke.

     "It's not a big deal.'" he said.  

     The selectmen will need to address the issue of Mr. Daugherty's leaving at their next meeting.

People Meet Over Banned Signs


December 2, 2008 — Business owners, Chamber of Commerce officers and two Town board members met at Ciao Time this afternoon to discuss the recent action by Zoning Enforcement Officer Charles Kadlik, who ordered illegal signs down under the penalty of a $100 per day fine.

     Mr. Kadlik ordered banners, sandwich boards and other temporary signs removed in November, an action that at least one business blames on her business "failing."

     The way Hopkinton zoning is interpreted, whatever is not spoken to, is not allowed. And banners, sandwich boards and other such signs are not addressed in the bylaws, and therefore not allowed.

     At the same time, the Zoning Advisory  Committee is studying new bylaws to allow those very signs that are presently not allowed.

     Chairman of ZAC, Ken Weismantel, attended the meeting and made it clear that the committee wanted to complete this group of bylaws at the next meeting on Wednesday evening.

     Attorney Doug Resnick, who represents Weston Nurseries, said that the nursery is exempt because it is agricultural, and said he feels he will be standing on firm ground when his appeal is heard on December 17.

     Former Board of Appeals member and Chair, Wayne Davies, who coincidentally earned a proclamation by the Selectmen later this evening, recommended keeping the fight less public, and instead, meeting with the ZEO privately to see what can be done.

     Some business owners wondered what could be done in the meantime, before the Town Meeting in May, when the proposed language will be voted on, providing the Planning Board approves it.

     Mr. Weismantel suggested a Special Town Meeting to move the article forward.

     Mr. Davies and Mr. Resnick agreed that people should speak to Mr. Kadlik privately, but Mr. Davies suggested that people could apply for a variance.

     Chairman of the Downtown Revitalization Committee, Peter Lagoy (File photo, above), suggested that there could be workarounds.

      "Perhaps waive the signs.

      "Other options, civil disobedience. But there may be some serious consequences.

      "A Special Town Meeting. If it saves one business in town, it is worth it," he said.

      The loosely knit group plans to attend the Zoning Advisory Committee on Wednesday evening to offer input to the Zoning bylaw proposals.

Artistic Gifts

Hopkinton High School
Department of Music

Winter Holiday Concert

Wednesday, December 3, 2008, 7:00 PM

Hopkinton Middle School

Help Make a Child's Holiday Brighter:

National Honor Society Sponsored Toy Drive

Infant - Teen New, Unwrapped ToysPJ's, Mittens, Hats, too

  Boxes Will be at the Following Locations: 

High School Middle School • Hopkins School • Colella's • Town Hall

  Thank You!!!

*Donations go to Project Just Because

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Tenth Anniversary for "Wee Deliver"

Above, AJ Waltzman, left, and Emma Murphy cut the anniversary cake that all of the Wee Deliver postal workers shared today in the Elmwood School Library.


December 2, 2008 — Elmwood School celebrated the Tenth Anniversary of Wee Deliver today with a joint swearing-in ceremony of their new Postmasters. Hopkinton Assistant postmaster, Doreen Harrington, gave the oath of office to AJ Waltzman and Emma Murphy in a ceremony today attended by 30 Wee Deliver  postal workers as well as their teachers and some parents.

        Ms. Harrington said to the students, "The motto in Hopkinton is 'Every piece of mail gets delivered every day.'"

        "Your jobs are very important," she said.

        Principal Ilene Silver admonished the gathering of 37 or so student Wee Deliver postal workers to remember that each piece of mail needs a return address or it goes to the Dead Letter Office.

        Wee Deliver has a "real" mailbox at the school, as well as boxes at Colella's and the Post Office.

        The program is part of the school's writing assignments. Students and parents can write to each other, as well as Grandma from out of town, who can mail a letter to the school for inclusion into the Wee Deliver system.

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The Friends of Hopkinton Seniors will be hosting the Holiday Tea at the Senior Center on Wednesday,

December 10 at 1:00. This is truly a special treat.

Please sign up at the Senior Center. Choose the Senior news button anytime, always above.

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Harvest Moon by Clayton Willoughby 

December 2, 2008 — Please enjoy a reprise of a song sung by the legendary Clayton Willoughby on his mythical journey to Hopkinton, and performance at the Hopkinton Common last summer.

Legacy Farms Master Plan Hearings Begin

"...we believe in Legacy farms." ~ Steven Zieff, Project Manager

"We are committed to this project" ~ Roy MacDowell, Jr.

December 1, 2008 — Steven Zieff, above, project manager for Legacy Farms, Boulder Capital's bold  proposal for 940 residential units and 450,000 sq. ft. of commercial space, presented an update  of the project's status, and proposals for moving forward on the Planning Board's consideration of a Master Plan Special Permit for the development.

      The MPSP includes infrastructure elements, such as a spine road and waste water treatment and disposal, as well as a potable water well owned by the town, but being developed by Boulder, from which the town will use the difference. The well has a "stabilized" rate of 421,900 gpd, achieved after undergoing a 15-day pump test. In addition to the quantity, Mr. Zieff said that the quality also turned out to be good.

       Mr. Zieff detailed the low impact type of storm water retention systems, such as swales and rain gardens, that much of the development will be using.

        Following approval of a MPSP, individual pods would go before site plan review for approval.

        Although the Public Hearing was called to address the Master Permit process, the Chairman, Mark Abate, asked Mr. Zieff to address the project's standing in these troubled economic times.

        "It's important for people in Hopkinton to understand how the credit crunch could affect this project," he said, addressing Mr. Zieff. Someone had left a pile of reprints on a back table, next to the evening's agenda, from an unflattering article in the Boston Business Journal that said Wachovia bank had "hauled" Boulder principal, Roy S. MacDowell Jr., into court over unpaid debt that had been due.

        Mr. Zieff said he asked a couple of lenders where they were in 1990, a troubling year for the economy. He said that they answered that they were children, implying they couldn't see the big picture.

        Mr. MacDowell addressed the article directly, saying that he had gotten a call from the Boston office of Wachovia from someone who said the entire staff was leaving. Eventually, representatives from out of state told him that Wachovia was calling in the debt.

        "We are working to buy Wachovia's debt," he said.

        "It is a stressful time in the credit and real estate market.

        "We are 100% committed to this project," he said.

        During a short interview following the meeting, Mr. MacDowell repeated his commitment to the Legacy Farms project, saying that his company has shut down projects in other states, but he believes Massachusetts is still very strong.

        He said he is confident the economy could rebound in a year, three at the most.    

        The Public Hearing will continued on January 12, 2009.

        For those looking for reading material, the entire documentation for the MPSP is available at the library or on the Legacy Farm website under the "documents" section.

Artistic Gifts

State Police K-9 Units Sniff Out Huge Cash Cache on Pike


Massachusetts State Police canine Axel in the hidden compartment that he found in the rear of a Honda Pilot. Some of the cash recovered in the hide – estimated to total several hundred thousand dollars – is visible under Axel’s rear paws. (Massachusetts State Police photo, above)


December 1, 2008 — Two Massachusetts State Police K-9 units patrolling Thanksgiving return traffic yesterday morning discovered stuffing of a different kind after they stopped a sport utility vehicle on the Turnpike. The troopers and their canine partners literally sniffed out a suspicious bounty in the rear cargo area of a 2005 Honda Pilot with Louisiana plates – a large amount of money estimated at several hundred thousand dollars packed into a hidden compartment under the vehicle’s third row of seats.


The investigation into the source of the money and the driver, a 31-year-old Manchester, N.H., man is ongoing.


State Police K-9 Trooper Christopher Coscia, on patrol with his dog, Dante (File photo, right), stopped the Pilot for a marked lanes violation at 9:40 a.m. Sunday on Route 90 westbound in Auburn. After the driver, who was not the vehicle’s owner, said he had limited information about the owner and other details related to the SUV, Trooper Coscia and State Police K-9 Sgt. Charles Kane, who had arrived on scene to assist, asked for consent to search the vehicle. The driver consented to the search.


Sgt. Kane’s German Shepherd, Axel, who is trained to detect the odor of narcotics, then alerted to the presence of an odor on the Pilot’s exterior. Sgt. Kane then placed Axel inside the SUV and the dog again hit on a narcotic odor, this time in the rear of the vehicle under the third row of seats.


The troopers had the Pilot towed to the Millbury State Police barracks for further investigation. At the barracks, Sgt. Kane and Trooper Coscia and their dogs continued to search the vehicle and located the hidden compartment under the third row seats. Troopers accessed the hide by activating two pistons that controlled a secreted door. Inside the concealed space, which measured approximately 3-feet by 5-feet and was approximately 5 inches deep, the troopers found a large amount of United States currency packaged in compressed stacks and wrapped in cellophane.


The money was immediately turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration was being counted late this afternoon at the Federal Reserve Building in Boston. After counting the money, it has been totaled at $410,000.


The driver is not being identified because he has not been charged as of this time. No narcotics were recovered from the vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.

Pea Soup

December 1, 2008 — The water was glass and the air was pea soup this morning at Hopkinton Reservoir as the visibility was nearly nil. The sun lifted the fog within minutes of the photo.

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Children from our community need your help this Holiday Season…


Middle School Students please consider donating a new toy for:

Toy weapons are not allowed     Toy may not be gift-wrapped.

Communiteen and Student Council representatives will be visiting homerooms Monday, December 8th - Friday, December 12th to collect toys.

~ Middle School

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Police News UP-TO-DATE  <---More

December 1, 2008



4:04 pm A caller reported that her 16 year old daughter got out of her vehicle on 495 southbound and ran off...


12:25 am A caller from Valleywood Road reported seeing people with flashlights on a neighbor's property when the house was supposed to be vacant...


11:08 pm A caller from East Main Street reported that someone had set up a chair and was looking into his windows...


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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Compiled by Eric Montville for,  December 1, 2008






Address Buyer Price Date Seller
26 Trevor Lane unit 15 Betsy Stechler $560,000 Nov.  25, 2008 Maillet & Son LLC
Last Week:        
48 Connelly Hill Road Joseph C. Miller & Marlena S. Miller $1,087,000 Nov.  21, 2008 Connelly LLC
23 Overlook Road Michael J. Morrissey & Amy E. Morrissey $1,020,000 Nov.  21, 2008 Naren R. Ramakrishna & Nandini N.
44 Church Street James M. Klocek & Brittany Evans $342,500 Nov.  21, 2008 Joel Campagna & Kristen D. Layton-
71 Winter Street Debra K. Todisco & Michael P. Todisco $37,500 Nov.  17, 2008 Stephen J. Miller & Irving C. Miller Jr.
Previous Week:        
29 Cedar Street Samir Saweris Soliman $179,000 Nov.  14, 2008 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company
35 Connelly Hill Road Michael McCarron & Jennifer McCarron $1,149,900 Nov.  13, 2008 Connelly LLC
163 Saddle Hill Road Lucio Arcuri $365,000 Nov.  12, 2008 Lodge Corporation


Martin Luther King Day of Giving Back

9:00 am

Monday, January 19th

 Hopkinton Middle School


December 1, 2008 — The Second Annual Martin Luther King “Day of Giving Back” will be held Monday, January 19th at 9 am at the Hopkinton Middle School. Sponsored by the Hopkinton Youth Commission, the day promises to be every bit as memorable as last year! 

The day begins with a breakfast, followed by a short speaking program, after which, participants will be able to choose from a wide range of service activities and projects.  New this year is a community blood drive in the Doyle Gym, sponsored by Hopkinton High School students. A few of the many other projects planned are:

        The Middle School Student Council will be organizing “Letters to the Troops”

        The Hopkinton Garden Club offers folks an opportunity to prepare and decorate potted plants for seniors.

        St. John’s Youth Group will again be helping to make fleece blankets

         Women’s Art Forum will create  “bags of hope” for Serenity House

The Senior Center, open exclusively for the “Day of Giving Back” will be the site of many activities, including a lunch prepared by the Hopkinton Youth Commission Club. Drives are being organized for the following items: blankets and towels for Friends of Greyhounds and Baypath Shelter ; laundry detergent for the Respite Center and.Project Just Because; shoe boxes for the care packages and toiletries for Serenity House.  First Congregational Church of Hopkinton will be providing a truck for the collection of aluminum cans at the Middle School, with the proceeds going to Project Just Because

            There are still opportunities for individuals and groups to help out with this wonderful day. A planning meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 2 at 7:15 in the Parish Hall at St. John’s Church , all are welcome to attend. For more information, see

Everyone is invited to participate in this community-wide event, membership in a group is not required.  Please come and join your neighbors and friends on January 19th at what promises to be a memorable experience.

Artistic Gifts

Legacy Farms Master Plan Public Hearing Begins Tonight

Hearing to be held in Senior Center


Above, excerpt from Master Plan. Click here to see full drawing. West is at the top.


December 1, 2008 — The planning Board will begin a Public Hearing this evening at the Hopkinton Senior Center to consider the Master Plan Special Permit for Legacy Farms. The development will consist of 940 residential units and 450,000 square feet of retail/commercial space.


In a memo to the Planning board, Town Planner Elaine Lazarus writes in part:


Sec. 210-172.A of the OSMUD describes the scope of the Master Plan Special Permit: “Except as otherwise provided in this section, no Construction Activity for any Development Project to be located on land within the OSMUD District may commence unless authorized by a Master Plan Special Permit...”. The MPSP is the general approval that lays out the plan for the entire development site and conditions under which permitting for the Development Projects may proceed, in addition to the provisions of the OSMUD relating to land use, dimensional requirements, etc. The development projects will be shown on detailed site plans to be submitted to the Board after the MPSP is issued.


More information is available on the Legacy Farms website, and specifically here.

Cultural Arts Alliance Presents:



5 Sculptors


Opening Reception

Friday December 5, 2008 

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

All Welcome

Weekdays 2 - 5 pm
Call for weekend hours

For More Information, see:


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Twentieth Anniversary for Ann-Michele's

Open House during Holiday Stroll

by Elizabeth Eidlitz

December 1, 2008 — Hairdressing has been employed by nearly every society for centuries: ancient Assyrians wore complicated curly hair styles; Greek women in 400 BC dyed their hair; women of the Roman period bleached their hair and styled it with crude curling irons; Japanese women lacquered their elaborate coiffures with a precursor of modern-day hair sprays.

Ann-Michele Dragsbaek, owner of Ann-Michele’s Uptown Hair Design, has been cutting, combing, curling, clipping, pinning, waving, tinting, spraying, straightening, and conditioning hair professionally for 20 years.

To recognize this anniversary, the Salon will hold an Open House with refreshments, raffles and door prizes on December 6th — the day of the Third Annual Hopkinton stroll.

A lifelong Hopkinton resident and a Boston marathon runner, Ann-Michele knew since junior high school that she wanted to be a hairdresser.


"There was a class called Career Ed, and I picked Cosmetology," she said.

“It seemed glamorous. And I felt I had a knack for it,” she says. “I did friends’ hair for weekends, and they liked it even before I went to hair school.”

She enlarged her intuitive skills by studying hairdressing, nails and skin care in a nine-month course at Blaine Beauty School in Boston.


"Coming from Hopkinton,  was a real eye-opener. The school was diverse. There were men with women's bodies — transvestites. You don't see any of those clients in Hopkinton," she said.


"On the first day of school, my mother drove me. She didn't want me to get out of the car. But I survived."



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Third annual





Open Houses with tastings:  Ciao Time; Hopkinton Gourmet; Colella's

Open houses: Garden Gate Florists, Hopkinton's Jeweler ; Ann-Michele's Uptown Hair Design (Door prizes, refreshments); Stephanie G's Jewelry Store ; Country Plus

Open Houses with raffles: Curves, Century 21 Commonwealth, Bill's Pizza, Ann-Michele's

Photographic Images: Stop by for a comb and a keepsake postcard of the original Veterans Memorial Gazebo. Be a part of the video as HopNews roams with the camera.

Enter Stage Left is providing strolling Victorian Carolers and an a cappella group who will be on Main Street all afternoon. ESL is also doing 2 children's performances during the afternoon.

Two new events for this year :
Sparks!, Inc., a new Hopkinton business founded by local artists and educators Robin Batchelder and Nancy Barton will be guiding art projects in the Town Hall basement, for all ages, kids to adults 12- 4.  The first project is preparing sheep ornaments and the second is constructing a candy cane mouse. In addition some of Nancy and Robin's artwork will be available for sale.

At the John Warren Masonic Lodge from 12-4 - Art sale - Unique, locally made Holiday Gifts:
Angela Cunniff of "A Beadiful You" offers handcrafted sterling silver jewelry;  Kris Waldman will be offering paintings, photography, sculpture.  Carrie Greene will be displaying her unique jewelry.  Bill Moser of Hopkinton will be presenting his carvings.  Karen Weiskerger and Marilyn Hayward of the Studio for Glass will feature their stained glass work.  Lorelei Lotvin will be exhibiting and selling her jewelry. Finally, Craig Bachman of Cedar Street Studio will be be offering his handcrafted pottery for sale. There may additional artists as well.

Simultaneous events: the Library's Holiday Program (2:30 -4 pm)  Hopkinton Drug's Open House, entertainment, Santa and events all weekend.  And at 4:30 on the Town Common,  tree lighting ceremony sponsored by Parks & Recreation, caroling and cocoa with the Girl Scouts.

~ Ann Mattina, Downtown Revitalization Committee

Gorman-Richardson Graphic, above.

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Girl Safe and Sound


November 30, 2008 — Early this evening a caller reported that her 16 year-old daughter had jumped out of her vehicle after exiting the Mass Pike and proceeding onto 495 South. The adjacent neighborhood is the Fruit Street area of Roosevelt Farms and Huckleberry Lane.

    The State Police offered help with their Air Wing and K-9 units. Up to six State Police Cruisers, as well as three officers from Hopkinton and at least one from Westborough participated in the search for the girl in that neighborhood, and then a more broad area.

     Chief of Police Thomas Irvin sent a recorded reverse 911 telephone message to the neighborhood residents asking them to turn on their outside lights, check their garages and sheds, and to call if they see anyone who might be that girl.

     This evening, Hopkinton Sgt. John Porter said that the girl had made it back to her school in Arlington, but did not know how she got there. She did not have a cell phone, he said. Sgt. Porter said the State police are investigating.

Children for Children

Above, Isla Stewart, Jenny Nixon, Julia Gorgol, Colette Fritsche and Anna Mezitt


November 30, 2008 — Girl Scout Troop 3806 hosted a bake sale at Weston Nurseries today.  With the proceeds of the sale, the girls will go holiday shopping on December 19 to purchase gifts for a child sponsored by Project Just Because. 

~Contributed content and photo.

Class of 1982

November 30, 2008 — The Hopkinton High School Class of 1982 held their reunion at Pinz in Milford on Saturday evening. ~Contributed content and photo.

Artistic Gifts

Colin Rooney Fundraiser

November 30, 2008 — Jeff Doherty and Santa wave to cars passing by during their fundraiser for Colin Rooney, an Upton teen who worked at Angel's Garden Center when he was in high school.

      Mr. Rooney was in a car accident on his was to college, and suffered for a month in a coma. Ten percent of all proceeds yesterday and today went to the fund. For those who have missed it so far, there is a jar set up for donations following today.

Temporary Problem

November 30, 2008 — Water Department workers were fast on the job of a water break at a Hayden Rowe Street residence. To repair the leak, which was on the saddle that attached the corporation to the main, water had to be shut down on Hayden Rowe Street from near Chestnut Street to the Milford line.

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November 30, 2008 — These guinea hens, residents of C Street, are the only bird that eats ticks, according to owner Sue Wallingford Ressler. They occasionally enjoy a stroll on the front of the property.

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One More for the Road

November 30, 2008 — Anthony DiMare and Eric Beauregard lug a sold tree to a customer's vehicle behind Colella's, where the Scouts and Lions Club are jointly selling trees. Scouts will be taking over from the Lions Club after this transition year, during which both organizations are participating.

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White (or green) Christmas

November 30, 2008 — Weston Nurseries Garden Center is dressed up to the nines with fine Christmas ornaments, decorations and trees on the inside, and Frasier Firs, hundreds of them for sale, on the outside.

It's a Bird, It's a Plane... It's a Squirrel!

November 29, 2008 — This resident of C Street finds a human dwelling useful today, as it jumps from its tree-home and onto an adjacent roof.

Artistic Gifts


November 29, 2008 — This graceful seagull with a background of pink, grey and azure, prefers the space around Hopkinton Reservoir today to a landfill or recycling center.

Flags Lowered

November 29, 2008 — DPW employee Jeff Pyne observes a coworker lower the flag to half-staff at the Hopkinton Library, as flags were lowered all over town, out of respect for two-tour Vietnam vet, Paul Cyr, a retired DPW worker who passed away last Monday. Deaths

Fatal Stabbing At Chelmsford Street In Lowell
Police seek public's help

            LOWELL- November 29, 2008 - A Lowell man was fatally stabbed this morning at 55 Chelmsford Street in Lowell, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone and Lowell Police Superintendent Kenneth Lavallee informed the public today.
        According to authorities, Lowell Police responded to reports of a stabbing incident at the 711 on Chelmsford Street at approximately 6:45 this morning. 
        According to witnesses, the victim, Mazen Alwarad, 37, of Lowell, was working at the 711 and had just exited the store to take his break when he was attacked by three men in the parking lot.   
        The victim was med-flighted to Beth Israel Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 
        Anyone with information on the incident is urged to call the Lowell Police at 978-937-3242 or 978-937-3200.
        The case is being investigated by Lowell Police and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney's Office. 
        Authorities continue to investigate the circumstances of the incident.

 Services for the Home


Saturday, December 6, 2008

5 to 8 p.m.

Real people. Real animals.

The real message of Christmas.


Community Covenant Church

2 West Elm St., Hopkinton, MA (just past the entrance of Rt. 495, exit 21B)

Free will donations welcomed for missions and youth programs. (File photo)

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Fire Dept. Local vs. Special Olympics

Monday Dec.1 at 6pm at Pinz in Milford


Hopkinton Fire Dept Local 3772 will be taking on the Special Olympics in Bowling. It is taking place Monday Dec.1 at 6pm at Pinz in Milford. All are welcome to come cheer on either team.

~ Thank You, Lt. Patrick Gross

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Paul D. Cyr, 67


HOPKINTON - Paul D. Cyr, 67, died Thursday, November 27, 2008 at home surrounded by his family.  He was the husband of Irene (Fitzpatrick) Cyr, to whom he was married for 31 years.  Born in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Donat and Edith (Allred) Cyr.

A 1959 graduate of Wellesley High School, Paul was a U.S. Naval veteran, having served two tours in Vietnam with the Seabees.  He was a long-time employee of the Hopkinton DPW, retiring in March 2007.

In addition to his wife, he leaves his sons David and his wife Christina of Palo Alto, CA and Gregory and his fiance Sarah Sennott of Bend, OR.  He also leaves his brothers Richard of Barbados and Philip of Northbridge, his sister Paulette Cyr of Maine and his mother-in-law Katherine Fitzpatrick of Hopkinton.

The funeral will be held Monday, December 1 at 9:30 a.m. from the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, followed by a funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church at 10:30 a.m.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Calling hours are Sunday, November 30 from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Donations:  Dana Faber C.S., 10 Brookline Place, Brookline, MA  02445.

Special Visitor at Elmwood School

November 28, 2008 — Elmwood School students were treated to a special visit from the school's mascot, Swoops, a gigantic eagle, during the whole-school assembly called A Meeting of the Eagles, on the day before Thanksgiving. Swoops brought a turkey for the school, which he "said" he made himself. Swoops doesn't actually speak, but nods — or bows or swivels — yes or no to carefully crafted questions posed to him.

Artistic Gifts

 Downtown Stroll 




Brought to you by Hopkinton Girl Scouts And Hopkinton Parks and Recreation

December 6, 2008

Event starts at 4:30pm • Singing starts at 5:00pm


Holiday Caroling, Watch the Lighting of the Tree Write a Letter to Santa Donate a toy to Toys for Tots Support Troops Fundraising Efforts Enjoy Hot Chocolate & Cookies provided by Parks and Recreation

Please remember there will be a collection of warm coats and boots


We encourage EVERYONE to attend this fun, old fashioned event to Kick-off the Holiday Season!! ~ Hopkinton Girl Scouts And Hopkinton Parks and Recreation

Arrests — Most Recent First

Arrests Up-to-Date, Thursday, November 27, 2008


Thursday, November 27, 2008

11:21 pm Officer William Burchard arrested Jeremiah J. Toomey Jr., 43, of 3 Forest lane, Hingham on Benson Road and charged him with Assault and Battery.


2:52 am Sgt. John Porter arrested Elizabeth Allegrezza, 25, of 254 Congress Street, Milford, on South Street and charged her with a Marked Lanes violation, Failure to Stop/Yield, and OUI Liquor.


1:35 am  Officer John Moran arrested Jeffrey Daniel Newland, 21, of 6 Victory Lane on Lumber Street and charged him with Failure to Drive in the Right Lane, OUI Liquor and Possession of a Class D Substance.

More Turkey Day


Above, Jeff Doyle gets ready to plow through a few defenders.

Below, enjoy a gallery by Robert Falcione.

All photos are ©2008 Robert Falcione.


NOTE: Throughout the season, HopNews features a photo or two from each covered game. And because the football is the most desirable element in a photo with a player, many of the same offensive players appear after a game. However, in the gallery below, there are also defensive players making tackles and moving back the Ashland offense. Please enjoy these. All photos on HopNews are available for purchase as high quality printed photos. Call 508-435-5534 to order. All photos are ©2008 Robert Falcione.

Please choose this link to view the GALLERY of TD photos.

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Paul D. Cyr, 67



HOPKINTON - Paul D. Cyr, 67, died November 27, 2008.  Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, are incomplete at this time.

Hopkinton 22, Ashland 14

November 27, 2008 — Stephen Hrusovsky grabs a pass, above, and carries it across the goal, below. Scroll down for video. More photos later.



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