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From Afar

March 27, 2009 — John Collins shares this photo of a great blue heron taken in the gardens on campus at Duke University during a recent trip there.

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Best Buddies Massachusetts Celebrates

Best Buddies Month

 High School Field House

Saturday,  March 28

3:30 pm (3:00 pm registration)


Hopkinton, Saturday, March 28th- Nearly 1,000 walkers, friends, families, students and buddies will join Best Buddies Massachusetts as we come together for our Annual Best Buddies Month Celebration with the Inaugural Friendship Relay benefiting Best Buddies Massachusetts.  The Friendship Relay will highlight Best Buddies programs and recognize participants and individuals who have dedicated their time to helping break the invisible barriers of social isolation for people with intellectual disabilities, as well as raise funds to support Best Buddies programs throughout Massachusetts.


The super hero-themed event will include a relay walk, activity booths, dancing, music, food and more!  Registration for the event is at 3:00pm and at 3:30pm the festivities will commence with an opening ceremonies and awards presentation.  The Friendship Relay registration fee is $5 and the event is open to the public.  We are challenging people to raise $50 and the first 100 people to do so will receive an event t-shirt.  Everyone is also encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero.  People may register online at and all money raised will support Best Buddies Massachusetts programs statewide. 



            WOBURN March 26, 2009 - Today, a Wilmington man was arraigned in connection with stealing millions of dollars from a national entertainer Dane Cook. Darryl McCauley, age 43, is charged with Larceny over $250 (8 counts), Forgery, and Larceny by Continuous Scheme. 

            In December 2008, the Attorney General’s Office began an investigation after the matter had been referred by Cook and his lawyer.  McCauley was the business manager for Cook from the early 1990’s until early December 2008.  As the book keeper, McCauley was responsible for the management of his client’s financial affairs, including the receipt and payment of bills; the receipt, deposit, and management of Cook’s income and revenue from various business ventures in which his former client controlled.  The charges pertain to thefts that are alleged to have occurred between January 2008 through December of 2008, and the investigation is ongoing.  Authorities allege that McCauley stole millions of dollars from Cook’s business accounts by transferring those funds to his own personal accounts, and in one instance, forging a three million dollar check written from his client’s account to himself.  Authorities allege that McCauley used this money for his own personal use. Authorities also allege that McCauley made the transfers without the knowledge or consent of Cook.

            On December 30, 2008, McCauley was arrested by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Attorney General’s Office at his residence without incident.  He was arraigned the next day in Woburn District Court before District Court Judge Joseph Jennings, where he pled not guilty, and was ordered held on $3 million cash bail.  The bail was then subsequently reduced to $500,000.

            On March 19, 2009, a Middlesex Grand Jury returned indictments against McCauley.  Today, he was arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court where he entered a plea of not guilty. Clerk Magistrate Michael Sullivan ordered that McCauley be held on bail and raised the amount to $1 million. McCauley is scheduled to appear in Middlesex Superior Court on April 16, 2009, for a pre-trial conference. If McCauley posts bail, he must surrender his passport and stay in the state of Massachusetts.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Rick Grundy, Chief of Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Criminal Bureau, and was investigated by the Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Attorney General’s Office.

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Best Small Delegation

March, 2009 — This past weekend Hopkinton’s Model United Nations Club won Best Small Delegation at the annual U. Mass MUN conference for the second year in a row. In addition 6 of the 11 students, ranging from Freshman to Seniors, won individual honors in their committees. As noted below the awards ranged from Best to Outstanding to Honorable. Approximately 600 students from all over the east coast attended the conference from Friday to Sunday.


The students debated relevant world issues in committees ranging from world climate change, nuclear nonproliferation, admission of Turkey into the European Union and various historical crisis committees. Mike Wilander, a history teacher at the high school, started the Model United Nations Club 6 years ago.


Seniors: Connor Fitzpatrick, Liz Gamache – Best Delegate (1st), Pat Maruska - Outstanding Delegate Award, Jaclyn Perreault


Juniors: Derek Bressler - Honorable Mention, Molly Karg - Outstanding Delegate


Sophmores: Elise LeCrone - Outstanding Delegate, Brittany O'Loughlin, Meghan Smart


Freshman: Dan Genkin - Honorable Mention, Catie Maruska

Parking Restriction Announcement

Boston Marathon, April 20, 2009

Hopkinton Board of Selectmen


The Board of Selectmen voted at their March 24, 2009 meeting, per the Police Chief’s request, to prohibit parking motor vehicles or trailers on all public ways in the Town of Hopkinton from 5:00 a.m. on the day of the Boston Marathon, April 20, unless the vehicles have a permit issued by the Police Department The prohibition will only be enforced on public ways critical to supporting the start of the race. The Police Department will also enforce parking restrictions posted, as may be needed, to facilitate setting up for the race from the 7:00 a.m. on the Wednesday before the race, April 15, through 5:00 a.m. of the morning of the race. The Hopkinton Police Department will close the roads in Hopkinton at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the Marathon and will re-open them as soon as possible, but no later than 12:00 noon.


 Positively Hopkinton

Meeting of the Eagles 


On Wednesday, Elmwood School held a full-school assembly they call the Meeting of the Eagles. Their mascot, Swoops, below, brought Principal Mrs. Silver a bouquet of flowers. In the photo, Mrs. Silver asks with consternation if Swoops got them out of someone's garden. Even though Swoops has never spoken, his body language tells it all.

Above is the Video Part I of the meeting. Go to our You Tube channel to see all four parts, but notice that the order is reversed, so please watch the numbers.


Below, Hopkinton Running Club member Laura McKenzie grabbed her son from the audience, as did other runners, at the Meeting of the Eagles, to accompany her while she spoke to Elmwood School students about the Elmwood students' ability to run a Marathon, one mile at a time.


It is the second year of the Marathon Challenge, where every participants receive a medal just for finishing the 26.2 miles.

A Murder of Crows

March 26, 2009 — A group (murder) of a dozen crows — or a black bird apparently from the same family —  were hanging around squawking this morning overhead at the Hopkinton State Park.

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Hopkinton Students Named National Merit Finalists


John McCarthy, principal at Hopkinton High School has announced that Lauren Schultz and Keith Love have been named Finalists in the 2009 Competition for National Merit® Scholarships.



This places Keith and Lauren in the top 15,000 (1%) of students in the country. All finalists will now be considered for National Merit Scholarships which will be offered in 2009.

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Fourth Grade Students Achieve 2nd Place

March 26, 2009 — This team of 4th grade Hopkins Elementary students competed in last weekend’s DI (Destination Imagination) Regional Competition at the Curtis Middle School in Sudbury.   Pictured left to right are:  Nick Mirabile, Andrew Mace, Nick Temple, Brian Giusti, and Mitch Karpe. They won second place in their “challenge” called A New Angle.  Contributed.





Left, collage of some of last year's winners


Open to Students in Ashland and Hopkinton


Underwritten by: 21st Century Benefits and RM Clark Associates


In conjunction with The Hopkinton Athletic Association (HAA), Boston Athletic Association (BAA), Hopkinton Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA), Hopkinton Marathon Committee (HMC), Hopkinton Parent Teacher Association (HPTA), and the Ashland Recreation Center.





1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place


K-1st grade




Every entry receives a free ice cream from Golden Spoon in Hopkinton!
2nd-3rd grade




Every entry receives a free ice cream from Golden Spoon in Hopkinton!
4th-5th grade




Every entry receives a free ice cream from Golden Spoon in Hopkinton!
6th-8th grade




Every entry receives a free ice cream from Golden Spoon in Hopkinton!
9th-12th grade




Every entry receives a free ice cream from Golden Spoon in Hopkinton!


Honorable Mentions will be awarded as judged.

All entries that do not win will be eligible for a random drawing for an iPod Nano 8GB Video MP3 Player.

A winner will be drawn from both Ashland and Hopkinton.


The Marathon Art & Design Competition is open to all students (Kindergarten through 12th grade) who are either attending a school in, or are residents of Hopkinton or Ashland. The goals of the art & design competition are to:

• Promote the Boston Marathon

• Promote Hopkinton, Ashland and their athletic spirit

• Present artwork for public display and recognition

• Highlight the towns’ historic ties with the BAA Boston Marathon


Deadline: Please submit all entries by Thursday, April 9th, 2009.

Prize winners will be notified and announced on Monday, April 13, 2009



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A Meeting of the Eagles

March 15, 2009 — Elmwood School held their periodic assembly, the Meeting of the Eagles, for the entire hundreds of children in the student body as well as for parents Wednesday afternoon. Above, Ms. O'Malley's father, Arthur, plays the part of Daddy Warbucks as they all sing You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile. The assembly sang, played music, listened to a marathon challenge, and more. HopNews has all that on video to be uploaded tomorrow afternoon, as well as many more photos. Check back tomorrow.

 Dream Cruise Vacation Raffle

Create the Cruise Vacation of your dreams with a travel gift certificate valued at $10,000

Drawing – April 4, 2009

“A Night for Marian ... Aboard the S.S. Mustang”

6th Annual Fund-Raiser at Crowne Plaza, Natick

$100 per ticket....ONLY 400 tickets will be sold

Purchase your ticket on the Marian website at

or from the Marian Development Office at 508-875-7646, ext. 205/206



10K Draw

The Hopkinton Little League will be holding its 5th annual $10,000 Draw and Silent Action on May 15th 2009 at the Portuguese Club in Milford. The tickets are $100 each, and each ticket admits two people into the function. The price includes an open bar (beer & wine for 3 hours), an Italian feast catered by Olivas Market, a night of great entertainment and a chance to win $10,000.00. Each of the 300 tickets is assigned a number, your “luck number” for the night.



(MARCH 26, 2009 from 7-9 PM)

Come to Cornell's on Thursday, March 26, 2009 from 7-9 PM and pick your lucky number for the 10K Draw. This will be the only time that you will have an opportunity to request a certain number. After this date ALL REMAINING NUMBERS will be assigned. At the end of the evening all the ticket numbers purchased that night will be placed in a hat. One number will be drawn out and that person will get their money back.

 Positively Hopkinton

Table Top Public Safety Exercises

March 25, 2009 — Hopkinton Public Safety and school officials took part in a a table top exercise Wednesday morning to test their readiness to respond to emergencies. The participants were given a scenario that assumed a combination school lock down and a hazardous materials spill.

      The participants were rated by third parties consisting of a representative from the DEP, MEMA, Westborough Fire Dept., and the Deputy Chief from Framingham.

       Although the press was not let into the room until the exercise was over and the tactics secured, (from left in photo) Acting Fire chief Kenneth Clark, Police Lt. Richard Flannery, and police Chief Thomas Irvin were eager to share the reasons and the results, and why the community can feel protected.

       To hear the officials in their own words, check out the video below.


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 Positively Hopkinton

Scouts Send Cookies Overseas

March 25, 2009 — Girl Scout Troop 2995 of Hopkinton donated 100 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to 5 local Soldiers in Iraq. The girls sent 20 boxes to each Soldier, and paid out of their bank account to send the boxes overseas. From left to right: Emilee Trudeau, Meghan Herlihy, Madison Abbott, Heather Holly, Elise Kiszla, Heather Holly, Julia Burdulis, Molly Hawkins and Riley Strickland.


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 Positively Hopkinton

Boy Wins Award for Love of Game

Above, the Curtin Family (Jen Curtin Mr. Curtin, Wendy Curtin) Robbie Cole, Chip Coveney ( President of the Demons Youth Hockey).


March 25, 2009 — Robbie Cole, a Demons Bantam hockey player, won this year's John Curtin Memorial Award for the athlete who plays for the love of the game, with Humor, Perseverance, and Commitment.     




March 25, 2009  — The Fitness Together private personal training studios in Ashland and Southborough, MA are proud to introduce our Summer Sports Conditioning Program for Teens. The program is being offered in 6-week intervals to allow flexibility for other summer activities. Six week programs start June 1, 2009 and continue through September.

“Having worked with high school athletes, I realize the importance of using proper methods of strength training and cardiovascular conditioning to increase athletic performance”, said Bob Savin, owner of Fitness Together. “This program is designed to improve the athletic performance of young athletes by providing safe, structured workouts supervised by certified personal trainers and provide basic instruction in areas such as sports nutrition. Our goal for all of our young athletes is to give them a competitive advantage when it’s time for tryouts and reduce the chance of injuries throughout the season.”


Each 6-Week program includes: 12 one-on-one strength conditioning sessions, 6 group cardiovascular conditioning sessions, 6 weeks access to our online meal planning tool, and a Polar heart rate monitor.


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Spring Has Sprung

March 25, 2009 — Pansies drink the passing sunlight as Connie Durham places them in  a strawberry pot in the greenhouse sales area at Weston Nurseries today.

Spring Cleaning

March 25, 2009 — Roger Mezitt turns to see who is calling his name as he rips up some briars that were growing around his fence posts. The posts are mostly in focus due to the intentional use of a small aperture (high number) that increases depth of field, even with a zoom telephoto.


26.2 Days Until The 113th Boston Marathon®
For first time, top marathoners to have their names on bibs.
B.A.A. 5K and B.A.A. Invitational Mile set for Sunday.

Boston, Mass. -- The 113th Boston Marathon will take place April 20, just 26.2 days from today. Athletes have entered their final month of training, and both participants and fans are gearing up for an exciting race weekend. While continuing to honor the title of being the world's oldest annual marathon, the Boston Marathon is introducing several innovations this year to provide spectators and athletes with more excitement while introducing new traditions to race weekend.

For spectators, one key difference in this year's marathon will be names on the front bibs of the professional runners. Sponsored by adidas, the exclusive supplier of officially licensed footwear and apparel for the Boston Marathon since 1989, the bibs with names will add a personalized touch to the uniforms of the professional athletes, including first-time Boston Marathon runners Kara Goucher and Ryan Hall, as well as returning champions Robert K. Cheruiyot and Dire Tune.

"Names on bibs will be a great addition to this year's race, helping with our effort to better identify the international field of athletes recruited by our principal sponsor, John Hancock Financial" said Guy Morse, B.A.A. Executive Director.  "The bibs will further highlight the elite participants, making them more recognizable along the course for the fans."

With the addition of the Boston Marathon, each of the five World Marathon Majors events will feature names of the professional athletes on the race bib.  The other four World Marathon Majors events are in London, Berlin, Chicago and New York. (HopNews file photo, 2007)

Hopkinton Students Named National Merit Finalists


John McCarthy, principal at Hopkinton High School has announced that Lauren Schultz and Keith Love have been named Finalists in the 2009 Competition for National Merit® Scholarships. This places Keith and Lauren in the top 15,000 (1%) of students in the country. All finalists will now be considered for National Merit Scholarships which will be offered in 2009.

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 Senior Moments

Pick a Flower, Press a Flower

Above, Sheila Babcock working on her flower frame.


Nancy L. Drawe



March 25, 2009 — We meet again!  The Hopkinton Garden Club members were at the Senior Center once again today to host yet another wonderful project for the seniors. This month’s special was Pressed Flower Picture Frames that the seniors painted and decorated with all kinds of dried and pressed flowers supplied by members of the club.   This project has been in the works since last September when Garden Club President Leslie Skyrzpczak thought it would be something fun for the seniors to do.   Since then, other members of the club immediately started pressing flowers that they collected from their own gardens.  Flowers such as Japanese painted fern, anemones, Queen Anne’s lace, cosmos, lambs ear, mums, marigolds, lavender, Japanese maple and hydrangeas.  


The tables were filled with all sorts of pretty little flat, pressed colors, so many to choose from!  There were some beautiful frames completed, some to keep and some to give away.  Phyllis said she was going to give hers to a good friend who now lives in assisted living; it’ll be perfect for the new pictures of her grandchildren.    I just love going to these classes and having the chance to talk to members such as Joan Luciano, Simone Margolis, Kate Heyd as well as Leslie—they are always so friendly and happy to be able to host these projects for the seniors.   Their ideas are always wonderful and truly appreciated!


Glass jar terrariums will be the next garden project and that will be held on May 5th.   The specialty flower of the month will be African violets, along with some greenery to make your own little terrarium to take home.  Remember, these classes are FREE and materials are supplied by the Garden Club.  Till we meet again!


Just a little personal note of my own—this past Saturday I attended the basketball game at the middle school between the Hopkinton Police Officers and the members of the Special Olympics team.   It was such a fun couple of hours; I couldn’t believe the time went by so quickly.  The Hopkinton police officers and their families are amazing—volunteering on their day off  for this great event.   The champion HHS Cheerleaders also volunteered to come and cheer for both teams.  No matter how hard Team Police tried, they just could not beat Team Special Olympics—with a final score of 82-24.   Everyone was a winner though, because after the game, pizza, salads and desserts were served in the cafeteria!   Kudos to both the Hopkinton Police Officers and the Special Olympics team—they all did an awesome job!


That’s it for now, so if you have any comments or suggestions, you can email me:  Until next time, have a great week! 


A Note from the Senior Center:

    Are you thinking about, or hoping to, retire soon? If so, you probably have a lot of questions about Medicare or what to do about health insurance if you retire before you become eligible at age 65.   

   On Thursday, April 2 at 8:30 a.m. the Senior Center will host a presentation titled “Healthcare options for People Thinking about Retirement- Building Your Bridge to Security”. Susan Flanagan of Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA will discuss COBRA and direct pay options for those under 65, as well as the benefits and gaps in traditional Medicare and the various health plans available to Medicare recipients. She will explain the difference between Medigap, Medicare Advantage plans, PPOs  and  

Fee for Service plans. Also included is an explanation of the complicated Part D prescription plan.

   The presentation is open to all, regardless of insurance coverage. Coffee will be served and a question and answer session will follow. Please call the Senior Center at 508-497-9730 to sign up.


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Selectmen Consolidate Some Services with Schools

"It is a good step forward for us as a town" ~ Dr. John Phelan, Superintendant


March 24, 2009 — Selectmen this evening granted permission to the Downtown Revitalization Committee to close Church Street from 7:00 am until noon, and hold a kids' race on Saturday, April 18, the weekend before the Marathon.


Liaison Reports

      Selectman Matt Zettek proposed supporting "Earth Hour," encouraging towns, cities, government and residents to turn off their lights for an hour on March 28 between 8:30 and 9:30 pm." It was not lost on at least one of the selectmen that the Hopkinton Police Dinner/Dance will be held on that evening at the Portuguese Club in Milford. Mr. Zettek also suggested that Hopkinton's "sister city," Marathon, Greece, do it at the same time.

      "We don't know what time of day it will be there," laughed Vice-Chair Mary Pratt.

      Mrs. Pratt brought up a situation from a few days ago, when a "suicidal" young man called police distraught and armed with a knife, to push for retention of funds for mental health. The teen was subdued with a less-than-lethal weapon brought by a Holliston Sgt. monitoring the channel.

      Selectman RJ Dourney agreed, saying, "We should encourage the legislature to be careful how they spend our tax dollars." Mr. Dourney also praised the Library staff and Director Rownak Hussain for absorbing the extra need as people buy fewer books and borrow more.

       Selectman Michael Shepard promised that the Veterans Memorial Gazebo would be dedicated on Memorial Day, following the parade.

        Selectmen Chairman Brian Herr asked Mr. Shepard, a veteran of the Marine Corps, to represent the Board of Selectmen at the event. Mr. Shepard is not running for reelection, and the day following the May 18 election, he will no longer be a Selectman, but he agreed nonetheless.

         Dr. John Duffy, who is on the Board of Assessors, spoke as a private citizen during the public input session, and said that in his 50 years of attending Town Meeting, he has never seen anyone discriminate against employees at Town Meeting. He was referring to the Town unilaterally ending step increases and COLA (cost of living increase) for non-union employees. The Town intends to open negotiations with unions to achieve similar results.

         Director of Public Works, JT Gaucher (Photo, above right) reported that trees have been removed and widening will begin on Saturday for the 2200' temporary road on the Town's Fruit Street property that will link to the proposed sports field area. He said Garner Bros Sawmill volunteered to removal the trees .

         Mr. Gaucher answered in the affirmative when asked if Garner Bros are abutters to the land. Furthermore, it came to light that they are in negotiations with the Town for an easement to their land, a situation that caused Town counsel, Ray Miyares, to promise to look into the matter.

         Brendan Doyle, Parks and Recreation Commission Chair was on hand to report that the effort to get a partner for the approved sports field at Fruit Street needs to go out to bid. The partnering organization will need to come up with $500,000 in donations that the Town has promised to add $1 million in CPC (Community Preservation Commission) money to match.

         In a related matter, the Selectmen voted to approve putting a question on the ballot to confirm a Town Meeting vote last year that removed the word "passive" in the CPC language. The passive portion of the money was 50%, but did not allow active recreation from that large funding pool. If approved, the new language will allow it. CPC money is gotten from a law passed by Town Meeting, and a confirming vote at the ballot, that allows the Town to set aside 2% of tax revenue into the fund. In the golden years, the state was matching 100%, but last year the state's contribution was down to 29%, and Selectmen had a discussion this evening on reducing the Town-raised amount to 1%. The 1% will be needed to pay for projects that have already been funded for a few years, said Town CFO Heidi Kriger this evening.

         Interim Town Manager Clayton Carlisle unfurled a list of savings, reductions, and increases in revenue, that totaled $423,000. Included was a one-time gain in water/sewer revenue to advance the billing period from 6 months to 3 months for regular users, and change to a one-month billing for large users. Other initiatives will be to meld IT and some facility management with the schools. On the health insurance side of things, Mr. Carlisle said converting the health system to a trust and raising deductibles for employees would save $300,000.

          Some of the actions that require cooperation with the School Department will likely need adoption of Chapter 70, said Mr. Herr, giving credit to the new Town Manager, Norman Khumalo, for bringing that up at last Saturday's meeting.

          The Selectmen voted to change to a bi-weekly payroll period, saving half of the labor of making the payroll, they believe.

          School Committee member Phil Totino (photo, left) and Superintendent of Schools John Phelan agreed with the plan to have facilities maintenance consolidated with the Town.

           "The School Committee has been in favor of this concept moving forward," said Mr. Totino.

           "There are greater opportunities for savings going forward," said Dr. Phelan.

           "We will look at doing the same thing in the school side. It is a good step forward for us as a town," he said.      

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St. Paul’s Hosts Adopt a Soldier Informational Meeting April 13


HOPKINTON, MASS. (March 24, 2009) – On Monday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Hopkinton will be hosting an informational meeting on the AdoptaPlatoon Soldiers Support Effort™. This non-profit organization sends care packages and mail to soldiers in all branches of the military to ensure that they are not forgotten during their deployment. The informational meeting will discuss how people and organizations can adopt a soldier and what types of items the soldiers need. The event is free and open to the public.


St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 61 Wood Street (Rte. 135) in Hopkinton. The mission of the church is to minister unconditionally to all in the name of Christ through shared worship, teaching, healing, and service. For more information call 508-435-4536 or visit St. Paul’s website at


Mother of Four to Run for Lions

March 24, 2009 — Ann-Michele Dragsbaek, a mother of four who is more well known for being a professional  hair stylist, is adding annual Marathon Runner to her repertoire. This will be the fourth Boston Marathon for Ann-Michele.

       While most people were cozy in their homes in January, Ann-Michele, who started when she was 23 years-old, was out cranking up the running miles.

       "During the week, I did short runs, but on the weekends, I run up to 21 miles at a time.

       "Sometimes I run to my parents house in Grafton, to take a needed moment, and then get going again," she said.

       Ann-Michele said she used to go to the gym until she had children.

       "I found it easier to run to stay in shape, because you didn't need to conform to a schedule. You can run anytime," she said.

       Her 8 and 10 year-olds ran in a 5 mile race in York last summer, and she expects they will again this year. "And the Mini-Marathon in Hopkinton," she added.

       "I missed qualifying last year by two minutes!" she said, acknowledging it as an accomplishment, rather than a defeat.

       "Boston [BAA Marathon] is the only marathon you have to qualify for, but because I am running for a charity, the Lions Club, I have an official number this year.

       "Anyone can be a bandit, but to get a bib, you need to qualify or run for a charity.

       "I chose the Lions because they have many different charities they give to, but they do a lot specifically for eyesight. I got hooked up by a customer who is a Lion," she said.

        Ann-Michele is a little more than halfway to her $2,000 goal, and is accepting more donations.


Three MIT students on a lark were seen walking by the HopNews office with large backpacks early Sunday evening. They spoke on camera. Their immediate destination was Hopkinton State park for the evening, and then a walk to New York. And on summer break, they plan to walk to California.

Authorities Investigating Waltham Homicide Seek Public's Help


WALTHAM – Waltham Police and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office are investigating a homicide in Waltham, Waltham Police Chief Thomas Lacroix and Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone informed the public today.


At approximately 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, Waltham Police responded to a 911 call reporting an unconscious victim found at 34 Middlesex Circle in Waltham. When they arrived, they found the victim, Maryse Antoine, 46, of Waltham, lying on the floor, unresponsive. She was pronounced dead at the scene.


Waltham Police and State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office have commenced an investigation into the circumstances of her death.


An autopsy was conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner who ruled the death a homicide. Authorities are not releasing the cause of death at this time.


Members of the public with information that they believe may be helpful to the investigation can contact Waltham Police at 781-314-3550 or the Massachusetts State Police at 781-897-6650.

Living images from the lost history of Hopkinton business.

How lessons learned from the 1800's ring true today.

Today, Hopkinton is home to one of the world's largest corporations (data storage giant EMC).  Many people know our town has hosted the start of the Boston Marathon for close to 100 years, but did you know that...

  • Hopkinton was a business powerhouse in the 19th century?  (at least a dozen leading factories in related industries)

  • Hopkinton was home to our country's 2nd industrial cotton mill?   (1808)

  • One of Hopkinton's leading businessmen went on to become Governor of Massachusetts?  (Claflin)

  • The same Hopkinton family was instrumental in founding Boston University?

The Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce and Hopkinton Community Endowment invite you to view a brief pictorial presentation of Hopkinton as we know it today, and as it was known in our not too distant past.   We hope you'll join our discussion on how lessons from our past can guide today's choices for the future.

Thursday, April 2, 2009    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(20 min. presentation begins at 5:30)
Sauce on Main 15 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA

Complimentary hors d'oeuvres.  Cash bar.
Seating is limited, so please RSVP to:

Tim Kilduff, Executive Director Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce E:

or Jack Speranza Hopkinton Community Endowment Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce E:
Call us:  866.472.1035 x110

(Stay for dinner & Sauce on Main will donate 10% of your food purchases to the Endowment!  Reserve your table now by calling Sauce at 497-0015)

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