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HEF Winter Gala Raises $40,000 in One Evening

Radio Celebrity Michael Graham of WTKK-FM conducts extreme live auction

 Feb.14, 2009-- This year’s Hopkinton Education Foundation (HEF) Annual Winter Gala, held at the Lake View Pavilion in Foxboro raised over $40,000, which will be used to fund grants for innovative educational programs submitted by teachers and administrators. The HEF Winter Gala , themed Reach For The Stars: Supporting Excellence in Education, was attended by 260 guests who enjoyed an elegant evening of dinner, dancing, and a game room with blackjack and Texas Hold ‘em tables in a beautiful setting.


The highlight of the evening was the live auction in which local radio talk show host, Michael Graham, of 96.9 WTKK, served as auctioneer for the evening. Graham entertained the guests by comically prodding them to up the ante for ten deluxe items, including weekend getaways to the Ritz-Carlton Hotels in Boston, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, and tickets to Red Sox /Yankees, Bruins/Anaheim games, and 4 Patriots Clubhouse seats. (Watch action on video - previously presented.)


There was plenty of action to be had as guests danced to the tunes of the Studio C Band, played poker in the game room, bid on Star Board items or mingled with neighbors. The Star Board, a new feature this year, allowed people to bid on some exciting yet less pricey packages including weekends in Newport RI, Harvard Square, and the White Mountains. There were items for sports fans, dog lovers, sea farers and people wanting pampering.


According to HEF president, Kim Pucci “The Winter Gala is the HEF’s largest fundraiser each year. We are thrilled, especially in this economy, to be able to raise so much money to give to the schools in the form of grants for new curricular initiatives. We could not have accomplished this without the overwhelming support of our generous sponsors.“


Gala chair Andrew Wailgum added, “After all the hard work the committee has put in to organizing this event, it is so gratifying to see so many people enjoying themselves, while also making a significant positive impact on our local schools.”


The Hopkinton Education Foundation is a volunteer, non-profit corporation dedicated to providing grants to teachers that demonstrate educational innovation while supporting the goals and curriculum of the Hopkinton public schools. Through fundraising events, such as the Annual Winter Gala, and the generous donations of the Hopkinton community, the HEF continues to foster high-quality programs affecting all grade levels and all educational disciplines. Since its inception in 1992, the HEF has funded more than 250 educational grants totaling $775,000. The HEF is funded in part by their corporate sponsors: EMC Corporation, Phipps Insurance, The Milford National Bank, Middlesex Savings Bank, and The Richmond Group.


More information about HEF can be found at

Hopkinton 55, Norton 45

February 13, 2009 — Kelly Sanborn blasts off after this rebound playing against Norton on Friday evening at the Hopkinton Athletic Center.

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MELROSE Coach Arrested, Arraigned On Child Rape Charges


WOBURN – A Melrose YMCA girls basketball coach has been arrested and arraigned in connection with the alleged rape of a girl who he coached, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone informed the public today.

 James Conner, 51, of North Reading, was arrested last night at his home in North Reading. He was arraigned today in Woburn District Court on two counts of Rape of a Child by Force and one count of Indecent Assault and Battery on a Child under 14. At the arraignment, District Court Judge Broker ordered the defendant held pending a further bail hearing scheduled for Wednesday.

“We allege that this defendant, over the course of a number of years, violated the trust placed in him as a coach of young girls and sexually assaulted this young victim,” District Attorney Leone said. “We continue to investigate whether any additional crimes may have been committed against this or any other victim.”

 “The Melrose Police Department, in conjunction with the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, is investigating alleged sexual misconduct by Assistant Director James Conner of the Melrose YMCA’s After School Program,” Melrose Police Chief Michael Lyle said.

“This investigation is ongoing. Because of the way that the suspect operated, our investigators are concerned that there could be additional victims who have not yet come forward,” North Reading Police Chief Edward W. Nolan said.

In addition to his role as Assistant Director of the after-school program, Connewas also a girls basketball coach at the YMCA.  

Members of the public with information that they believe would be helpful to the ongoing investigation can call the Middlesex District Attorney’s Child Abuse Unit at 781-897-8400, the Melrose Police Department at 781-665-1212, or the North Reading Detective Unit at 978-357-5046.

The prosecutor assigned to the case is Assistant District Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. The victim witness advocate is Kara Grant. The case is being investigated by Melrose Police, North Reading Police, and the Middlesex District Attorney's Child Abuse Unit.


Best Buy Initiates National Electronics Recycling Program*



Starting on February 15th, 2009 all U.S. Best Buy stores will accept for recycling most consumer electronics, including televisions and monitors up to 32”, computer CPUs and notebooks, small electronics, VCRs and DVD players, phones as well as accessories such as keyboards, mice and remotes. **


A $10 recycling fee per unit will be charged for items with screens, such as televisions, laptop computers, and monitors. The consumer will instantly receive a $10 Best Buy gift card in exchange for the recycling fee.


For complete details and a list of stores, go to:

"The Musical Imagination Adventure Family Concert"


Performance by Cheryl Melody for Children, Birth through age 8

Hopkinton Public Library February 17, 2009   11 a.m. 


Silly Season Begins


February 12, 2009 — Many veteran Hopkinton politicians call the election season, Silly Season, because of the intensity that can accompany some elections, and the change that accompanies some who run.

    Nonetheless we do not repeat the phrase here to demean those who serve, but to put into perspective the passions that may rise to the top of conversations until May 18, 2009. It is not to diminish the value of public service or the need for qualified leaders, especially in these times, but to define the upcoming season.

    Two brave souls have ventured into the mix this week by taking out nomination papers. They are listed below in bold, as others will be throughout the season. See them featured on Page One as they take out papers or win their caucuses, and by choosing the newly installed button, Elect 2009, above.


 Hopkinton 2009 Election Calendar 

            Last day to obtain nomination papers            Friday, March 27

            for Annual Town Election


            Last day to file nomination papers                Monday, April 13


            Last day to object or withdraw                    Wednesday, April 15


            Last day to register to vote for                     Tuesday, April 14

            Annual Town Meeting and Annual

            Town Election


            Annual Town Meeting                                Monday, May 4


            Annual Town Election                                Monday, May 18


2009 Election Offices

(N) = Nomination papers


Office - Term  Years

Selectmen (2 seats) 3years

Board of Assessors 3 years

Board of Health 3 years

Cemetery Commissioner 3 years

Commissioner of Trust Fund 3 years

Housing Authority 5 years

      Ruth Ziglear (N) - Dem

Housing Authority Unexpired term, 2010

      Donna McGuire (N) - Rep

Housing Authority Unexpired term, 2011

Parks and Recreation Commission (2 seats) 3

Planning Board 5 years

Planning Board Unexpired term, 2010

School Committee (2 seats) 3 years

Friday, February 13th 4-7 PM

St. Valentine's Day Sparkling Wines Tasting

Lowell Man Guilty Of First Degree Murder In Connection

With 2006 Lowell Homicide


            LOWELLA Lowell man was found guilty today in connection with the shooting death of a Joshua Gens, age 21, of Lowell, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone informed the public today.


            Savann Leng, 21, was found guilty of first degree murder by a Lowell Superior Court Jury. Lowell Superior Court Judge McIntyre sentenced Leng to life in prison without eligibility for parole.


            “We thank the jury for returning this just verdict," District Attorney Leone said. "This was another tragic example of people resorting to the use of weapons to resolve conflict. I want to commend the prosecution team as well as Lowell Police and the Massachusetts State Police for their work on this case. This case had several legal challenges that were overcome on behalf of the victim and those who cared for him.”


            According to authorities, at approximately 2:00 a.m. on November 1, 2006, Lowell Police responded to a report of a shooting at 209 Salem Street in Lowell.  Upon arrival at the scene, police found Gens evidencing a gunshot wound.  He was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead at approximately 3:25 a.m.  Lowell Police contacted State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, and together they commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death. 


 Based on that investigation, it was determined that there was an altercation at a party in the third floor apartment of 209 Salem Street in which Leng shot Gens to death. The cause of death was ruled a single gunshot wound to the chest.


On November 4, 2006, at approximately 9:00 p.m., Leng was arrested without incident in Lowell. Leng was arraigned November 6, 2006, in Lowell District Court.  At arraignment, both men pleaded not guilty. 

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Raimondo Capobianco,75


Raimondo Capobianco, 75, of Natick, died after a brief illness at the Beaumont Nursing Home in Westborough on Thursday, February 12, 2009. Born in Italy, he was the son of the late Giuseppe and Angelina Capobianco. He was the husband of the late Adeline (Grieco) Capobianco.

A longtime Natick resident, he worked as an auto mechanic at a couple of local car dealerships.

He is survived by 1 son, Joseph Capobianco and his wife Cynthia of Hopkinton, 1 daughter, Angela Adamain and her husband Doug of Branchville, SC. He also leaves behind 5 grandchildren, Ray and Anna Capobianco, and Anna, Jenna, and Julia Adamain. Arrangements Complete

ESL Live!
Friday, February 27 and Saturday, February 28
Woodville Rod & Gun Club
Friday, February 27 and Saturday, February 28
Woodville Rod & Gun Club
Hopkinton, MA
Tickets $15 in advance $12 Seniors
$18 at the door
This zany troupe performs an ALL NEW show in the
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Come for a night of outrageous comedy and
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Trash Pickup Regular Schedule Next Week



Monday, Presidents Day, February 16th is not a holiday for E.L. Harvey & Sons. Trash and Recycling collection this week is NOT delayed by one day, the regular trash and recycling collection schedule is being followed.


The current trash and recycling calendar is available here: Recycle, always above.


Crosswalk Enforcement

February 12, 2009 — Officer Stephen Buckley returns to his cruiser, papers in hand, after stopping a vehicle while engaged in crosswalk enforcement at Church and Main Streets. The law, as stated on the state legislature's website, is as follows:





Chapter 89: Section 11. Marked crosswalks; yielding right of way to pedestrians; penalty


Section 11. When traffic control signals are not in place or not in operation the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right of way, slowing down or stopping if need be so to yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk marked in accordance with standards established by the department of highways if the pedestrian is on that half of the traveled part of the way on which the vehicle is traveling or if the pedestrian approaches from the opposite half of the traveled part of the way to within 10 feet of that half of the traveled part of the way on which said vehicle is traveling.


No driver of a vehicle shall pass any other vehicle which has stopped at a marked crosswalk to permit a pedestrian to cross, nor shall any such operator enter a marked crosswalk while a pedestrian is crossing or until there is a sufficient space beyond the crosswalk to accommodate the vehicle he is operating, notwithstanding that a traffic control signal may indicate that vehicles may proceed.


Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than $200.

Whenever a pedestrian is injured by a motor vehicle in a marked crosswalk, the department of state police or the municipal police department with jurisdiction of the street, in consultation with department of state police if deemed appropriate, shall conduct an investigation into the cause of the injury and any violation of this section or other law or ordinance and shall issue the appropriate civil or criminal citation or file an application for the appropriate criminal complaint, if any. This section shall not limit the ability of a district attorney or the attorney general to seek an indictment in connection with the operation of a motor vehicle which causes injury or death and which violates this section.


NOTE: The link to the legislature's website is on our Community page, always linked at the top of Page 1. See many more links on that page, some governmental, community and civic.

Assertive Fowl

February 11, 2009 — This rooster stood tall and  puffed himself up today on C Street at the sight of the camera (... or because of the growing proximity of the photographer).

Black Sheep

February 11, 2009 — This sheep on Pond Street today was calling out for some hay, but it sounded like, "Baaaaa..."

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Men Arraigned In Connection With Medford Bank Robbery 


SOMERVILLEFebruary 11, 2009 —  Joshua Walsh, 21, of Quincy, and Joseph Centola, 27 (Photo), of Everett, were arraigned today in Somerville District Court on charges of armed and masked robbery, use of a motor vehicle without authority, larceny of a motor vehicle, and receiving a stolen motor vehicle (subsequent offense).  Centola was additionally charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, failure to stop for police, and use of a motor vehicle in connection with the commission of a felony. 

Somerville District Court Judge Sabita Singh ordered both defendants held pending a dangerousness hearing, scheduled for February 17. 

According to authorities, at approximately 12:14 pm yesterday, two armed and masked males entered the East Cambridge Savings Bank at 243 Salem Street and demanded cash.  They then fled the bank with $1,991 in cash in a blue Jeep Cherokee.  It was later determined that this vehicle was stolen earlier that day in Medford

Medford Police were dispatched and, in route, spotted the defendants fleeing the scene in the stolen vehicle.  A Medford Police Officer attempted to pull over the defendants but the defendants accelerated the vehicle and led police on a brief police chase before crashing into a Medford Police Officer’s police cruiser, head on. 

The defendants were placed in custody and transported to the hospital for injuries, along with the officer involved in the crash.   

The stolen money, as well as two knives were recovered from the stolen Jeep Cherokee. 

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Fancy Restaurants Cut Prices 

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Fancy restaurants in New York are slashing prices, and so are fine Massachusetts eateries.

Check out Maria's Caffe Italiano for new pricing and coupons.


In fact, Maria has responded to the new economic realities by offering children aged 10 and under free meals from the children's menu, offering coupons for dining in and out, and now, REAL Italian pizza to go.

Choose the button to see the new menu with appetizers such as a bowl of Prince Edward Island mussels reduced to a regular price of only $7.


Right-mouse click on each coupon and choose to print.

Fatal Crash on Route 3 North in Norwell


February 11, 2009 — Today at approximately 6:35 a.m., Troopers assigned to the State Police Barracks in Norwell responded to a single vehicle crash on Route 3 North prior to Route 228 (exit 14) in Norwell that resulted in one fatality.


Preliminary investigation by Trooper Dennis Lynch indicates that 60-year-old William Drapeau of Kingston was operating a 2007 Nissan Altima on Route 3 North in Norwell when he lost control of his vehicle, exited the road to the right, rolled over and collided with a tree.  Although Drapeau was wearing a safety belt, he suffered serious injuries in the crash and was pronounce deceased at the scene.


This crash remains under investigation with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.  The Norwell Fire Department, Hanover Fire Department and Mass Highway assisted troopers at the scene. 

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Humanity for Habitat

February 11, 2009 — Ten Hopkinton High Seniors volunteered recently for Habitat for Humanity in the bitter cold. They worked hard installing doors and windows in a Sudbury Habitat home and had great fun despite the bone chilling cold.


The volunteers were: Michelle Berton, Sean Donahue, Lauren Dunne, Andrew Fabricant, Greg Hadley, Erin Mahoney, James Paras. Deanna Payson, Mike Richardson, Devon Roche, as well as Hopkinton High Alumnus, Patrick Roche, who came back from Colby College to help out. Thanks also to Brian Paras for helping to chaperone. For more information on how to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity go to their website.

Thirty Years and Counting

February 11, 2009 — Coach Dick Bliss, with his wife Maureen above, received an award from the Hopkinton Basketball Association for thirty years of coaching basketball. Coach Bliss started with coaching Middle School, then Boys Varsity, and finished with Girls Varsity. A duplicate of the award was made to be displayed in the trophy case

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Medfield 77, Hopkinton 54

February 11, 2009 — Max Masucci drives toward 2 of his 10 points for the evening in a loss against Medfield.

Medfield 57, Hopkinton 34

February 11, 2009 — Jaime Dolan beats this Medfield defender last night at the Hopkinton High School Athletic Center.

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Town Manager Search Narrowing Down

Town wants to beat Westborough to most qualified candidate


by Robert Falcione

February 10, 2009 — In an abbreviated session, the Board of Selectmen, short Chairman Brian Herr, who was on an airplane somewhere over the United States at that time, and Michael Shepard, who had duties with the Town of Brookline where he works, heard an update from Director of Human resources, Maryrose DeGroot, on the progress of the search for a new Hopkinton Town Manager.

       Ms. DeGroot said that from a field of sixty applicants, twenty-two made the first round, and nine are left following the most recent cut. She said that she would like to bring three to five applicants before the Board of Selectmen for interviews.

       "We will give you a complete dossier of each candidate by March 10," she said, adding that it would include reference checks, and education verification.

       After hearing that the board might consider two evenings of interviews, Interim Town Manager Clayton Carlisle recommended that the board complete the process in one meeting.

       "When you split into two days, you lose a little as a board," he said.

       "Let's not let Westborough get the best candidate before us," said selectman RJ Dourney. Westborough is also seeking to hire a town manager.

       "They are farther along in the process," said Selectman Matthew Zettek.

       When asked how the field of candidates looked, Ms. DeGroot said, "I am grateful I don't have to choose. You will be very happy with the quality of the field." She also promised to try to move the date up, as Mr. Dourney requested.

        Mr. Carlisle said that the budget working session the Selectmen held last Saturday was very helpful  to him.

        In turn, Mr. Dourney said it was the most productive meeting he has attended.

        Mr. Zettek, added that Mr. Carlyle's financial acumen was key.

        During that session, the Selectmen voted not to put an override on the ballot, and Mr. Dourney was quick to point out that they were "drilling down" other money to protect the schools.

        "No one is trying to cut anything at the schools," said Vice-Chair Mary Pratt, acting as Chair.


(Photo right, Jacob Shane. left, being appointed this evening as Auxiliary police Officer, recommended by Auxiliary Chief Don Creswell)

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Planning Board Continues Hearing on Legacy Impacts

No decision on intersection options


February 10, 2009 — Monday evening, Robert Nagi, an engineer from Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, presented traffic scenarios for the intersection of Routes 85 and 135 downtown on behalf of Legacy Farms (Click thumbnail for full-build design of intersection).

      The initial phase of intersection improvement involves the installation of modern signals that respond directly to the needs of traffic, and are slated to be installed early this year.

     The final phase of the intersection improvement shows the taking of 11 parking spaces from Main Street to accommodate additional lanes approaching the intersection from the east and the west. However, the group did not present a plan to replace those spaces elsewhere in the Downtown.

      Dale Danahy (photo), President of Colella's Supermarket, said that she was on the Downtown Revitalization Committee for three years "And now you are eliminating 11 spaces?" she said. The meeting was held in the Fire Station Meeting Room.

      "Who parked in Colella's parking lot tonight?" Mrs. Danahy asked, looking at the members of the Planning Board.

       Several hands went up.

      "It's private. We plow it. We have people parking there for Ployarts, the Marathon.... I don't see how you can revitalize the Downtown by taking spaces," she said.

      Mr. Nagi, in answer to another question, said that the designs have taken into account the input from the community, as expressed by Town Counsel Raymond Miyares, that the people in the town want to protect the community's character.  "I would ask what level of improvement is acceptable to you," he said.

      However, board member Ken Weismantel, again mentioning that the Town Counsel is not a an engineer as he did at a previous meeting, suggested taking the spaces from Colella's parking lot on the Grove Street side to "straighten out the intersection."

      "You are talking about 22 spaces," said Mrs. Danahy. As it is, the current plan calls for widening Grove Street by around 6 feet, 2.5 of which would be a taking of Colella's land.

      Planning Board member Sandy Altamura said, "What I keep hearing is the level of frustration over the intersection."

      Mrs. Altamura questioned the intricate planning and adding of lanes because the intersection at Wood and Main was not included in the plans.

      "You'll be coming to a complete stop 200 feet down the road," she said.

      The board has continued the Public Hearing until 8:00 pm on March 9, 2009.

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Police News UP-TO-DATE  <---Full Update

February 9, 2009


1:32 pm A caller reported that a car, which was being towed by a tow truck, became detached from the tuck on Grove Street...


111:25 am Sgt. John Porter reported that a license plate on a vehicle was coming back stolen...


1:12 am Detective Scott Van Raalten and Officer Jacob Campbell assisted the Ashland Police Department with identifying possible items that were from last weeks motor vehicle break ins...


10:57 am A resident of Chestnut Street reported that a person was operating an ATV on her property.....

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Compiled by Eric Montville for, 

Transactions this week, February 9, 2009






12 Henry Lane Viola Schweller & Erik A Schweller $375,000 Feb.  05, 2009 Lilian V. Schendel
Last Week        
7 West Elm Street Courtney Mello $288,000 Jan.  30, 2009 Paul D. Rooney Trustee of Cecelia A.
Rooney Realty Trust
1 Pinecrest Village unit 1 Linea Ann Scott $203,000 Jan.  30, 2009 Donna M. Belcher
Previous Week        
260 Pond Street Tara P. Brown $535,000 Jan.  20, 2009 Stephen D. Nigloschy & Virginia


Mary Ellen Sharp, 75

Mary Ellen Sharp, 75, of Milford, formerly of Hopkinton, passed away, Sat. Feb. 7th at Mary Ann Morse Nursing Home in Natick, surrounded by family. Born in White Plains, NY; she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Beatrice (Coons) MacIntosh, and wife of Jon Thomas Sharp. They were married 17 years. Mary Ellen was the wife of the late Alfred Reinertson, who died in 1982.

A longtime resident of Hopkinton, she moved to Milford in 2005. Mrs. Sharp worked as a nurse for Bethany Healthcare in Framingham for 26 years.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children: Lori Salera and her husband David of Tewksbury, MA; William Reinertson and his wife Diane of Hopkinton...

Arrangements complete

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Saturday for Hopkinton residents 

February 8, 2009 — On Saturday, some Hopkinton residents went to a game feed and ate such exotic meat as bear. Others enjoyed an art exhibit, complete with interactive displays. Others went to the Lakeview Pavilion in Foxborough to take part in the Hopkinton Education Foundation's Winter Gala. Most people couldn't get to all of the events, so HopNews brings them to you, above.

Claire E. (Spellman) Gallagher


Claire E. (Spellman) Gallagher, of Milton and Falmouth Heights, February 7, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Dr. John F. Gallagher, Jr. Dear daughter of the late George and Rose (Sullivan) Spellman. Devoted mother of 2 daughters, Nancy Gallagher of Shaker Heights, Ohio, Susan Fraser and her husband Richard of Hopkinton, and 3 sons, John F. Gallagher III and his wife Cynthia of Sherborn, Richard S. Gallagher and his wife Kelly of Milton and Stephen D. Gallagher of Midlothian, VA. Dear sister of Frank Spellman and his wife Sue of Braintree, and sister-in-law to Margaret (Gallagher) Vahey of Milton and Marie Hynes Gallagher of Falmouth Heights. She is also survived by her 13 grandchildren whom she loved and cherished, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements complete.

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Pack 4 Winners

Hopkinton Cub Scout Pack #4, held their annual Pinewood Derby on Friday, January 30, 2009.  2009 Derby Winners are (l to r): 3rd Place - Andrew Young, 2nd Place - Joshua Martel and 1st Place - Spencer McGrail.  Congratulations to our winners and to all of our participating Cub Scouts!!  Everyone did a great job, it was a fun night! ~Contributed content.

Gala a Smashing Success

February 8, 2009 — Michael Graham, Hopkinton parent and Radio Talk Show Host, 96.9 WTKK, pleads, cajoles and embarrasses people into digging more deeply into their pockets for any of the various auction items in a no-holds-barred live auction of donated prizes at the Winter Gala for the Hopkinton Education Foundation at the Lakeview Pavilion in Foxborough.


According to the HEF, since its inception in 1992, the HEF has funded more than 250 educational grants totaling $775,000.  HEF grants benefit all grade levels and cover a wide breadth of disciplines. 


Examples of technology grants in recent years include interactive whiteboards for the Middle School and Hopkins School, digital audio media and assistive technologies throughout the district libraries, and software and servers to establish a virtual library providing students and staff with access to district-wide resources. 


HEF grants have also enabled the creation of the Help Our Precious Earth (HOPE) club at Hopkins School, the Video Club at the Middle School, and WHPS, the radio station at the High School. 


Other grants have broadened and strengthened students’ exposure to the arts, including the introduction of new musical equipment and instruments to Center School, a pottery kiln to Elmwood School, and jazz improvisation and digital art electives at the High School.

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Art in Varied Expressions

February 8, 2009 — Artist Betsyann Duvall held her reception, and the opening of her exhibit at the CAA Building on Saturday. Above, a piece that is filled with memories from her father that she mailed to herself and placed in a handmade box that plays a Frank Sinatra song when the cover is lifted.

     Among her other displays are large charcoal portraits.

    In another room are displays of hanging, tubular cloth, reminiscent of the Muslim burkhas seen enveloping women in public in Afghanistan. They appear to be meant to be entered into and given form.

     The display will continue until March 7, 2009.

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Mmm, Mmm Good

February 8, 2009 — Members and guests of the Woodville Rod and Gun jammed into the facility on Saturday evening for the likes of bear stew, smoked wild turkey, venison sausage, goose pate, frog legs, and sweet and sour wild boar, to name a few.


The meat is donated to the club by members for its annual game feed, and member chefs conduct the cooking.

Double Eagle

February 6, 2009 — Above, State Representative Carolyn Dykema presents proclamations from the Massachusetts House of Representatives to fellow scouts and friends James Henderson, left, and Edward Beauregard during a Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony at the First Congregational Church of Hopkinton today.

       As part of his Eagle Scout Leadership project, James led a group of volunteers planning, designing and planting a perennial fruit garden at the Hopkinton Senior Center. His first choice following graduation in May will be to enlist in the United States Marine Corps.

       For his Eagle Scout Leadership project, Edward built a garden with a patio, birdbath and benches at the Hopkinton Serenity House,  a task that involved 258 man hours, of which he spent more than a quarter of the time himself. After graduation, Edward plans to spend a year in Scotland before entering college.

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Hopkinton 47, Dover-Sherborn 44

February 6, 2009 — Dan Muscatello hovers past this defender at Dover-Sherborn High School this evening during the Hiller's winning game.

Hopkinton 49, Dover-Sherborn 38

February 6, 2009 — Alexandra Leteria jumps high for this rebound at the High School Athletic Center against Dover-Sherborn this evening.

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Silversneakers Members Eligible for Membership to Hopkinton Curves

Local fitness club welcomes Healthways SilverSneakers members at no cost


February 6, 2009 -- Curves of Hopkinton is rolling out the red carpet to members of the award-winning Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program, the nation’s leading exercise program designed for older adults. Beginning January 1, 2009, SilverSneakers members are eligible to join Curves of Hopkinton through Fallon Insurance.


"We are so pleased to welcome local SilverSneakers members to Curves of Hopkinton," said club owner Myra & Ellen. "As you age, your risks for debilitating disease increase, and being overweight or obese significantly adds to that risk. At Curves of Hopkinton, we have programs that help women of all ages do the three most significant things they can do to decrease their risks -- manage their weight, exercise regularly, and eat healthfully."  Call or come in with your sneakers in hand! 


There are 6,500 Curves locations and more than 2.5 million women in the U.S. who are eligible for the SilverSneakers program. For more information about Curves of Hopkinton, please contact Mrya & Ellen at 508.435.5003.


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