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The Runners Are Coming!! The Runners Are Coming!!

The Kenyans Are Here!

April 16, 2009 — The elite Kenyans runners visited Elmwood School today for the 17 th year as part of the Adopt-a-Marathoner program, dancing into the room to American music and giving hi-fives to eager Hopkins and Elmwood students as they promenaded  around a circle and then to the guests tables. Some Hopkinton  parents tell HopNews that their children count the number of slaps they get, giving value to the most number.

        The program, sponsored by John Hancock, begins long before the day of the visit, as students learn about the Kenyan's culture, as well as how to sing the national anthem of Kenya, and how to say, "Jambo," which means hello in their language.

         The runners at the event included Boston Marathon four-time winner and defending men's champion Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot. Attending with the champion were world-class Kenyan teammates including the 2008 Chicago Marathon men's champion Evans Cheruiyot, and the 2004 Boston Marathon champion Timothy Cherigat. This Kenyan marathon team, which includes a total of 11 athletes, will participate in the 113th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 20, 2009.

         The Annual event began in 1993 when 150 Elmwood students welcomed three-time Boston Marathon champion Ibrahim Hussein and his Kenyan teammates. Since the program's inception, Hopkinton school officials have documented a marked increase in participation in their interscholastic track and cross-country teams, which now are among the most competitive in the state. More than 9,500 students, teachers, administrators and other Hopkinton community members have participated in the event since it began.

         "We are always looking for ways to promote the benefits of education and athletics," said School Superintendent Dr. John E. Phelan, Jr. "This annual event offers a wonderful opportunity for out students to learn about another culture and why it is important to develop a strong work ethic in sports and in school."

            More photos and video later...


Hello to Friends and Relatives

We'd like to use your excellent channel to say hello and best wishes to all our Hopkinton friends and kin as the Boston Marathon approaches yet again. We can't be there in person, but next Monday morning, the Common and all that revolves around it will be foremost in our minds. Have a wonderful Patriots Day and Marathon Monday!


Bob and Ginny White

Caribou, ME

Hopkinton 1, Ashland 0

April 15, 2009 — The Hillers beat Ashland today 1 - 0. Andrew Park pitched 6 innings of 1 hit ball and Christian Lavoie pitched a scoreless 7th. The Hillers are 3-1 going against a tough Dover Sherborn team tomorrow.  Above,  Andrew park steams one done the lane.

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Framingham Man Arraigned In Connection With Shooting

Of Framingham Officer, Armed Robbery

 FRAMINGHAM – A Framingham man has been arraigned in connection with an incident last evening in which he shot and seriously injured a Framingham Police Officer, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone informed the public today.

        Sahr Josiah, 22, of Framingham, was arraigned today in Framingham District Court on charges of assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, armed robbery, using a firearm in the commission of a felony, discharge of a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, possession of ammunition with out a firearms ID card, possession of a firearm without a license to carry, second offense possession of a firearm, armed career criminal, wanton destruction of property, witness intimidation, resisting arrest, trespassing, and disorderly contact.

        Framingham District Court Judge Paul Healy ordered the defendant held pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Friday, April 17, at 9 a.m.

       According to authorities, yesterday at approximately 10:31 p.m., Framingham Police responded to a reported armed robbery of a taxi cab driver by two males at 15 Alexander Street in Framingham.  Officers confronted one of the two suspects near Avi’s Market on Beaver Street, who immediately fled. As he was pursued by Framingham Officers, he subsequently shot at and injured Officer Phillip Hurton, a five-year veteran. Officer Hurton suffered gunshot wounds to the wrist and face was taken by medical helicopter with serious injuries to Massachusetts General Hospital. 

        After an extensive search of the area by Framingham, Natick, Ashland, Sherborn and Massachusetts State Police, Josiah, was arrested in the area of Beaver Street and Route 135.  The second suspect is currently still at large.  

        Officer Hurton is currently listed in serious but stable condition at this time.

        The investigation is being conducted by the Framingham Police. State Police Detectives from the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office, the State Police Crime Scene Services, State Police Troopers, K-9 and Air Wing, Transit Police, Ashland Police, Sherborn, and Natick Police Department all assisted officers on scene. 



Hopkinton Company Designs New Green Building for Lawrence, MA

April 15, 2009 — Gorman Richardson Architects (GRA) has designed a new Citizens and Immigration Services Building for the U.S. General Services Administration. The architects are working closely with the developer, JDL Castle LLC of Winston-Salem, NC, and the Construction Manager, JM Coull Inc. of Maynard, MA. The 35,000 SF building sited in downtown Lawrence and currently nearing completion is pursuing a silver rating from the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.


This innovative building features a full height glass curtain wall at the entrance as well as transom windows which flood the interior spaces with natural light. The building is designed to promote the GSA's focus on adding value through new, efficient and effective ways for federal employees to do their work. Along with its sustainable design, this building also includes security and blast mitigation techniques in the design of the structure and glazing systems as well as below-grade parking for 57 cars.


GRA is a 25-person planning, interior design and architectural firm located in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, focused on advanced technology, commercial and retail projects, sustainable design and building envelope sciences.

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Maureen J. Barilone


Maureen J. Barilone, 77,  of Worcester and formerly of Hopkinton died Sunday, April 12, 2009. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late John and Alice (Carey) Heaton. She was the wife of Michael F. Barilone who passed in 1986.

A former resident of Hopkinton and Bradenton, FL, Maureen was a graduate of Mary E Wells High School in Southbridge and a retiree from Digital Equipment Corp where she had worked for many years.

She is survived by 1 son, Scott Pierce of Worcester; 2 daughters, Heidi Pierce of Scottsdale, AZ., and Carole Donovan and her husband Jeff of Grafton, 1 brother, Tom Carey of Ashville, N.C. and 2 loving kitty cats Spooky and Tuschy. She also leaves behind a number of cousins and caring friends. She is predeceased by a brother, Bruce Heaton.


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Seniors Sing at Tea With Daisy Troop 2961


Hopkinton Senior Choir, MelloTones, performed for the Daisies this afternoon. Please give a listen to this group of seasoned singers.

When You're Smilin'

April 15, 2009 — Dave Dobson watches and smiles with approval as his wife, Barbara, sings for the still camera at the Hopkinton Senior Center tea with Daisy Troop #2961.


Art, Indeed!

April 15, 2009 — This morning from left, designer of the Start line, Jacques LeDuc, gets help from the usual volunteers, daughter Laura, son-in-law Jonathan Bloom (Married to daughter Jean) and Paul "Buzzy" Buswell. Mr. LeDuc has painted the Start line every year for nearly three decades. This year is the first year in a decade or more that the word has faced the cameras rather than the runners, therefore the interesting break in the lettering as he paints one side of the road at a time.

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Pastor Celebrates 25 Years

of "Doing Life Together"

April 15, 2009 — Many are familiar with Bob the Builder, the cartoon character who eats, drinks, and sleeps construction. Well, Bob the Pastor, or Pastor Bob as he is affectionately known to the congregants at the First Congregational Church of Hopkinton (FCCH), spends the majority of his waking hours serving God by serving people. This year marks his 25th year of “doing life together,” a term he coined to refer to the cooperative efforts of those who live out life as followers of Christ.

Bob Cloutier and his wife, Linda, began attending FCCH in 1974 and shortly thereafter became active in serving in the church. During these early years, Bob chaired the Board of Deacons, under the pastorate of Rev. Richard Germaine. As Bob and Linda’s family grew to include three children—Daniel, Rebekah and Lindsay, their small town church also grew and was now a regional church, drawing from many communities in the MetroWest area.

Bob’s passion for people and connecting them into the church family became the basis for his service at FCCH. He shared a focus on shepherding and small group ministry with Pastor Dick for several years, eventually leading him to make a bold career change—to leave the field of economics to accept a position as Associate Pastor of Pastoral Care in 1983. When asked how Bob’s appointment affected FCCH, Pastor Dick responded, “Bringing Bob Cloutier on the staff at FCCH was a new and challenging experience for the congregation. They were accustomed to having pastors come from seminary not out of the congregation. It took some persuasion to get them to call Bob on the staff, but several of us were convinced this was of the Lord and urged them to give him a try. The church did, and has never regretted their decision. He gained his seminary education while being  our associate pastor for pastoral care. He was called to this position in order that the congregation would have the kind of pastoral care needed but not adequately receiving at the time due to the growing size of the church and only one pastor. READ MORE...

Suspect Arrested in Shooting of Framingham Officer

Second suspect at large


April 15, 2009 — Yesterday at approximately 10:54 p.m., Framingham Police Officers responded to a reported armed robbery of a taxi cab driver by two males at 15 Alexander Street in Framingham.  Officers confronted two suspects near the AV Market on Beaver Street who subsequently fled after shooting one of the responding officers.


Preliminary investigation by the Framingham Police indicates that they received a call of an armed robbery from a taxi cab driver near 15 Alexander Street in Framingham. Responding officers searching the area confronted two suspects in the area of the AV Market on Beaver Street, who immediately fled.  The suspects were pursued by Framingham Officers. Officer Phillip Hurton, a 5-year veteran was subsequently shot.  After an extensive search of the area by Framingham and State Police, one of the suspects was arrested in the area of Beaver Street and Route 135.  This suspect was identified as 22-year-old Josiah W. Sahr of Framingham.  The second suspect is currently still at large.   Officer Hurton suffered gunshot wounds as a result of the shooting was taken by medical helicopter with serious injuries to Massachusetts General Hospital


Chief Steven B. Carl of the Framingham Police immediately responded to Massachusetts General Hospital with Officer Hurton’s wife.  Chief Carl and the Hurton family remain at the hospital with Officer Hurton at this time.


This crime remains under investigation by the Framingham Police. State Police Detectives from the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office, the State Police Crime Scene Services, State Police Troopers, K-9 and Air Wing, Transit Police, Ashland Police, and Natick Police Department all assisted officers on scene. 

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As the moderator, I'm inviting you to pose questions you would like me to ask on your behalf. Every question submitted will be asked. E-mail your question to  and include your name and phone number, and then watch on the 1st for them to answer your question.

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Adept Tones

April 15, 2009 — The Enter Stage Left a cappella group, Tone Deft, above, poses before performing for the Celebrating Marathoning event at the Hopkinton Country Club last night.

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Senior Moments

Angels Among Us

Fran Coutinho working on her angel sculpture


by Nancy L. Drawe



April 15, 2009 — Carol Mecagni’s Pottery Class — squishy, gooey, wet clay all over your hands — under your fingernails, on your smock; that what it’s all about! Every Tuesday morning at 9:30 up at the Senior Center, a group of women get together to create their own special “works of art” by using clay formed into shapes by hand or by using the potters wheel.  


Carol’s class is very popular and by no means is she a stranger at the senior center.  She started by teaching an “Art Sampler” class to the seniors where each week would be something different such as watercolors, acrylics, still life and printmaking.   She thought maybe working with clay would be a nice change for one week, but everyone liked it so much that they requested that pottery be offered as the weekly class.


Carol, who has been a tapestry weaver for 20 years and a trained painter, was also the art teacher at Hopkinton High School for 10 years.  She really enjoys teaching the seniors because it’s at a much slower pace.  “The high school kids have much more on their minds these days and are always so busy,” she said.  “The seniors are so appreciative,” said Carol.   Sometimes she will have a sample of a piece she thinks the class might like to make, but she said that most of the time they come up with their own ideas. READ MORE...

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4-time Boston Marathon Champion Bill Rodgers

to run again on Patriots' Day

Exclusive HopNews interview below

Above, Marathon winners Bill Rodgers and Jack Fultz pose with coach Bill Squires at Hopkinton Country Club this evening.


Boston, Mass. - April 14, 2009 - Bill Rodgers, whose four Boston Marathon victories between 1975 and 1980 helped popularize the sport of marathon running in the United States, plans to be on the starting line in Hopkinton once again on April 20th, the Boston Athletic Association announced today.

His bib will read "Rodgers," and his official number will be 79 to honor the 30th anniversary of his 1979 Boston Marathon win. Rodgers, 61, last completed the race in 1996, when he celebrated the 100th Boston Marathon. Then 48, Rodgers ran 2:53:23.

"We couldn't be happier that Bill has chosen to run again this year," said Guy Morse, Executive Director of the Boston Athletic Association. "Just the name "Bill Rodgers" brings to mind the true spirit and joy of running the Boston Marathon, from the race champions to the age-group athletes to those running to raise funds for charity. The man is known as "Boston Billy" for a reason."

The 113th Boston Marathon will be the 17th for Rodgers, who last year underwent treatment for prostate cancer. His victories came in 1975, 1978, 1979 and 1980. In his first victory here, running for the Greater Boston Track Club, he broke both the course and American records with his time of 2:09:55, despite stopping four times for a drink of water and once to tie his shoelace. He broke the course and American record again in 1979 with his 2:09:27 win.

This year, he hopes to complete the race in just under four hours, saying he is not seeking any age group records but just wants to run "for the fun of it."


Below, Bill Rodgers, Jack Fultz and Coach Bill Squires talk exclusively to HopNews readers; stories of champions.



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Marathon Art on Display

April 14, 2009 — Susie Johnson brought the Boston Marathon Art & Design Competition winners with her to the Hopkinton Country Club for the marathoning celebration tonight. Above is the first place winner in Grade 12 at Hopkinton High School by Sarah Bentley.

Step back to a simpler time as the

Hopkinton Middle School Drama Club Presents


May 1st, 2nd and 3rd

Hopkinton Middle School Auditorium



Hopkinton, MA --- The Hopkinton Middle School Drama department is proud to present the timeless Broadway musical GREASE (school version). This family-friendly adaptation of the popular stage production will be performed on Friday May 1st at 7:00pm, Saturday May 2nd at 7pm and Sunday, May 3rd at 2pm.


Lead by 8th graders Leah Raczynski as “Sandy,” Alex Kirshy as “Danny,” Blair Guild as “Rizzo” and Liam Horsman as “Kenickie” the cast of over 100 middle school students enlivens the stage with the innocence and energy that defines the decade. Bobby-soxsers, greasers, Pink Ladies, cheerleaders and Beauty School Angels come together to bring us popular musical numbers such as “Summer Nights” and “We Go Together.”


“The students are stepping away from texting, Guitar Hero and the internet to learn about, and live life (at least during daily rehearsals!), as teens in the1950s” states Ms. Hallyann Gifford, Hopkinton Middle School Drama teacher and Director of the show. “It has been a fun process to teach the children and watch them embrace this wonderful era.”


The talented cast of actors, singers and dancers will draw the audience into this nostalgic look at the 50’s with memorable scenes from a drive-in movie and the high school prom, complete with the Hully-Gully, the Madison and, of course, the Hand-Jive.


Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students/seniors and can be purchased in advance at the Middle School Office or at the door the evening/day of the performance.

Accurate Lines

April 14, 2009 — Bill Sayman spray paints the Wheelchair Start today on East Main Street a couple of thousand feet east of the running Start. He said the wheelchairs start there because of a mishap a few years ago coming down the first hill.

       Coincidentally, Mr. Sayman's Needham, Mass company is called Accurate Lines.

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MIAA Bruins Sportsmanship Award Night


James Paras (Hiller Hockey jacket) and the MIAA award recipients from other leagues stand together on the Bruins bench after receiving their medals at the Banknorth Garden event held on March 31 between the 2nd and 3rd periods of the Briuns vs Tampa Bay Lightning game.

James received his award from John Bucyk (Captain of the 1970 and 72 Stanley Cup Champion Bruins).

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Third Place in Nationals= Precious

Memories = Priceless

I personally just wanted to thank as well as the Hopkinton community for the unwavering support of the Varsity Cheerleaders trip to the Cheerleading Nationals in Orlando, Florida this past weekend.  It was with this support that the cheerleaders secured a 3rd place finish at the National Competition as well as many memories that will last a life time. 

Thanks again.

Melissa Heiligmann , Hopkinton Cheer Coach, MSSAA South Reg Rep

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An Hour Worked is an Hour Saved

Time-banks pay only interest


by Elizabeth eidlitz

April 14, 2009 — Whether cowrie shells or cattle, poker chips or pigs, yen or euros, silver dollars or zappozats (decorated axes), chosen objects have been transformed into currency and used as a medium of exchange since the Stone Age.

               Now, while commercial banks are collapsing, a new currency for an old bartering system which works through moral relationships enables people to have a lawn mowed, a house cleaned, a skirt hemmed, a meal cooked—even a dog treated with acupuncture, an Icelandic lesson or office envelopes stuffed—without spending a cent. 

              ‘Time Banking,’ a social change movement in 22 countries and six continents, is a pay-it-forward program that fosters community building and economic justice.  

                The Time Trade Circle is a local bank that tracks good deeds.   When you spend an hour of your time performing a service for somebody else, you are credited with one Time Dollar. You can cash in that Time Dollar on a desired service that anyone else in the network provides.

               Whether you give a music lesson or feng shui tips, teach someone to make mozzarella cheese with pesto and prosciutto, or drive someone to a doctor's appointment, one hour equals one Time Dollar. If members trade things like apple pies or artwork, the hours exchanged should be the amount of time it took to make the product.

               Unlike conventional bartering between two individuals, you can make your exchange with anyone you want, and haggling or compromising about the value of items is eliminated.  Built around the basic concept of earning and spending hours, everyone’s skills—be they those of a medical professional or a house painter-- are equally valuable.

              Because an hour is a standard unit of measurement, and Time Dollars, intended for a charitable purpose, are backed only by moral obligation, the IRS has determined that regardless of what is offered, Time Dollars are not taxable.

              The Time Bank Directory lists Massachusetts time banks only in Rockport, Andover, Cambridge, Lynn, and Somerville, but according to the Cambridge web site “you can join if you live anywhere in the greater Boston area. If you live far from other members, your exchanges might start slowly, but you can encourage your neighbors to join and then you'll have Time Trade Circle members who live near you.”

              For those interested in establishing Time Banks in Metrowest towns, see recommendations at  (And --> Story on ABC.)

               “A sliding scale membership fee of $10-$40/year should make it easy for any community to afford the software and incidental expenses of running a Time Bank.”

              Each Time Bank has a web site where you list what you would like to do for other members. You look up Time Bank services online or call a community coordinator to do it for you. The website introduces Time Bank members to each other, facilitates the exchange of services and keeps track of the hours exchanged. Essentially members are on the honor system to enter the hours accurately so that everyone's account is kept up to date.

               “We also recommend that every Time Bank ask its members to pay an additional fee in Time Dollars, in keeping with the spirit of Time Banking.” 

              To bring Time Banking to your neighborhood, school, church or agency, there’s a Time Banking Start-up Kit which provides step-by-step guidance for explaining Time Banking, finding members, running orientation meetings, and dividing up leadership roles.

               Cambridge does not perform background checks on members, ‘but meets each member at an orientation meeting before they are given access to the internal website.  Additionally, members and interested people can meet each other and set up service exchanges at monthly potluck suppers.”

               Time Banking creates a system that connects unmet needs with untapped resources.  As Dr. Edgar S. Cahn, who founded Time Dollars in 1980, said, “We have what we need if we use what we have.”

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Boston Marathon Art & Design Contest Winners Announced


The Art Competition was fantastic this year!!  We had over 300 entries and as I said before the judging was extremely difficult.  Many different art forms were submitted including diarama and anime.  We will be at the event tomorrow evening, at the Manor House Thurs and Fri, on the Common Sat and Sun, weather permitting and at the Library the week after vacation.


The Hopkinton winners are as follows

Cole Mahoney   3rd place     Category K-1

Amelia Maggiore  HM               "


Zachary Fisher    3rd place    Grade 2-3

Nikolai Markovich    HM            "


Lydia Franklin       1st place    Grade 4-5

Mia Coutinho         2nd                "

Liam Palacios        HM                "

Jennifer DePatie     HM                "


Helen Gao             1st place     Middle School

Corrine Daley         HM                 "


Sarah Bentley         1st place    High school

Annelyse Reinertson  HM                "

Hayley Mische           HM                "



The judges had their work cut out for them as the level of talent was very high.  Congratulations for a job well done by all the students who entered. ~ Susie Johnson NOTE: Collage from last year.


Planning Board Hears More Legacy Farms Traffic Impacts

by Robert Falcione

April 14, 2009 — Traffic engineer Robert Nagi appeared on behalf of Boulder Capital's Legacy Farm Project of 940 residential units and 450,000 square feet of retail/commercial space in a continued Public Hearing dealing with a Master plan Special Permit for the project before the Planning Board. Abutters, residents and business owners attended the hearing, some to ask questions or give suggestions the the Board.

       Resident Mary Arnaut asked the Board not to go along with the taking of spaces that Legacy Farms shows on the final buildout plan. Phase Three of the plan calls for the removal of eleven spaces from Main Street — from Walcott Street to the Sovereign Bank — as well as the taking of land from Colella's Supermarket at the full buildout of Legacy Farms.

       Mr. Nagi has repeated at previous meetings that at full buildout of Legacy Farms, and after the intersection and Main Street are altered in the aforementioned way, that the intersection would "be back to failure status." However, no further plans have been proposed to mitigate that finality.

       "Yes, some of the spaces would be eliminated Downtown due to the re-striping," said Chairman Mark Abate, blaming the tail for wagging the dog.

       "That's the position the Planning Board is taking?" asked Mrs. Arnaut.

       "That's the proposal," said Mr. Abate. "It's inevitable," he said.

       "As for eminent domain, it's too early to tell," he said. However, the final stage calls for the taking of some of Colella's property.

       The first stage of work planned for the Route 135/85 intersection is an upgrade of signalization to traffic-responsive signals and installation of a left-turn arrow going north and going south that would pause the opposing traffic for left turns. It will add a safety factor, said Mr. Nagi, but would actually take traffic longer to get though the intersection, except at off-peak hours.

        Mary Pratt asked for a dedicated left turn at Grove and Main, but after the meeting, Mr. Nagi said the lane will not be dedicated, because they do not plan on adding a lane until the road is widened. When asked why Grove street couldn't have as many lanes as Cedar Street, he said it is because the road is not wide enough, even though it is wider than Grove.

       "I see this work is supposed to be done in 2009 according to the Host community agreement," said Dale Danahy, Manager of Colella's. "Can we get a date?" she asked.

       Town Planner Elaine Lazarus said it is a DPW/Board of Selectmen issue.

       Director of Public Works, JT Gaucher was on hand and said that he was waiting for information from the town's engineer, "Then it goes out to bid," he said.

       The Planning Board will discuss the issue next at a May 19 meeting.


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Excellence in Education

April 14, 2009 — Educators from more than three-dozen school districts nominated their cream of the crop to receive a Goldin Foundation for Excellence in Education Award Monday evening in the High School Auditorium, which was full of their peers, friends and family. Six educators were chosen from those districts, two coming from Hopkinton.

       One of the recipients was Middle School science teacher Evren Gunduz, above, who is known for his high level of positive energy and his innovative youth leadership groups, where kids mentor kids.

       Mrs. Patricia Diamond, photo below, is Elmwood's music instructor, who said she surprised Principal Ilene Silver with an ensemble of 200 recorders playing at one event. Her orchestra grows exponentially with each school assembly.

       Both teachers, as well as the educators from other districts, spoke of teaching values above all, while they presented their subjects. The educators at the forum spoke of their love for their job, the love for the children they teach and the rewarding comfort they get, even though the job is "24/7," as one teacher put it.

       According to the presentation this evening, and the Foundation's website, the award criteria are as follows:


The award is designed top recognize excellence, expertise, and demonstrable achievement in education.  Criteria for this award correspond closely to the Foundation’s belief that educators play a vital role in society supporting young people’s growth and preparing them to be adaptable, flexible, creative, and responsive to future societal changes.

Criteria used in the selection process are:


1.  Demonstrated excellence in education with a tangible product, process, and/or project that has had a successful impact on others.


2.   Evidence of commitment to the growth of young people: respecting individual needs and talents, fostering self esteem, and encouraging realization of individual potential.


3.  Evidence of outstanding personal and character attributes: setting high expectations for personal achievements and students' achievements, demonstrating leadership, and acting as a catalyst for others.


4. Implementation of a creative and innovative approach that has made a difference in one's classroom and school.


5.  Service as an exemplary model for students, peers, and/or parents and the community.

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Hopkinton Company to Receive $15 Million for Expansion

April 13, 2009 — Today the Wall Street Journal reported that A123Systems has received a total of $69 million from General Electric and other investors to expand its lithium ion battery production. The article stated that $15 million will go toward the Hopkinton facility as well as a Novi, Michigan plant.

     According to the Journal story by Christopher Hinton, the company expects to provide battery system for 5 million hybrid vehicles or 500,000 plug in vehicles.

    The Hopkinton company did not answer the phone today.

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12th Annual 2009 Fishing Derby


Saturday May 9th – (rain date Saturday May 16th)   • 9am – 12 noon •

Hopkinton Sportsman’s Club, 95 Lumber Street - by Hopkinton Police

• Free to all children  • Free T-Shirt to all children who register

 • Pre-registration can be made by calling the station (508)497-3401

 • Pond will be stocked with troutBait will be provided

 • Prizes will be awarded throughout the day with a trophy presentation shortly after 12 noon.


Any questions call Officer Phil Powers – donations gratefully accepted. Send to:

Hopkinton Police Association

Attn: Officer Phil Powers

74 Main Street

Hopkinton, MA 01748

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Police News UP-TO-DATE  April 13, 2009

Click above for full report in prose,

or read the raw log here



10:12 pm A 911 caller reported a fight in progress, with at least four individuals, on Hayden Rowe Street...


4:40 pm Officer Stephen Buckley removed youths who were climbing on the roof ..


4:37 pm A Middle School student spoke with Detective Scott Van Raalten regarding her iPod and money that was stolen from school earlier in the day...


3:53 pm A Hayden Rowe Street resident reported that a crane operator at a neighbors house took down her cable wires...

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State Police Arrest Five For Armed Robbery  


April 13, 2009 — Massachusetts State Police arrested three adult women and two adult males this morning for an armed robbery with a knife which occurred in the Town of Barnstable.


At 1:45 a.m. on April 13, 2009 Trooper Brent Pereira observed 1999 Mercury Sable on Route 25 West in the Town of Plymouth. Trooper Pereira reports this vehicle matches the description of an armed robbery that occurred earlier this day in the Town of Barnstable. With the assistance of Troopers from the Bourne Barracks a felony motor vehicle stop was conducted.


As a result of the stop, three adult women and two adult males were placed under arrest for the earlier armed robbery in Barnstable. All parties where then transported to the State Police Barracks in Bourne where they were turned over to the custody of the Barnstable Police Department.

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Compiled by Eric Montville for, 

Transactions ending April 13, 2009






This Week

5 White Street Michael Peshler & Cindy M. Peshler $240,000 Apr.  10, 2009 Janet R. Lanier, Executor under the
Will of Nancy M. Gooch
12 Overlook Road Brian W. Skaff & Kelli Skaff $875,000 Apr.  07, 2009 Wendy L. Putnam

Last Week


80 Main Street

Eighty Main Realty, LLC


Apr.  02, 2009

Ruth E. Phipps

5 Lorigan Road

Christopher J. MacPherson & Kristina M.


Mar.  31, 2009

Coco Bella, LLC

32 Apple Tree Hill unit 32

Leonid Klebanov & Nelly Klebanov


Mar.  31, 2009

Deborah Corti



 Positively Hopkinton

Hopkinton Moms Group Holds 5th Annual Mini Marathon

April 13, 2009 — Above, Owen Nolte, 2, gets directed by his brother Brendan, 5,  to the chocolate medal he won for racing today in the Hopkinton Moms Group's 5th Annual Mini-Marathon.


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Supervisory Personnel

April 13, 2009 — Looking like the stereotypical construction sidewalk supervisors, these youngsters are enthralled by the cement preparations going on at the new Veterans Memorial Gazebo on the Hopkinton Common today, while they wait for the foot race for their age group to be called by Hopkinton Moms Group.

      One boy in particular, Tommy Nation (orange pants) is watching his dad, Chris, work and supervise the other workers.

Corinne J. Bleyle Rogers


HOPKINTON Corinne J. (Bleyle) Rogers, of Hopkinton, died Saturday, April 11, 2009. She was the beloved wife of 30 years to Al Rogers, and devoted mother to Justin and his wife, Andrea Rogers, of Hopkinton; loving daughter of Merril and Doris of Winchester; and sister to Alan Bleyle of Waltham.


Corinne was a 1978 graduate of Boston University with a masters of fine arts. She worked for Eastern Insurance as an assistant vice president and manager of the select department.


She found enjoyment raising her son, reading and birdwatching. She also loved painting and quilting, and was an avid Boston sports fan.


Her funeral will take place from the Andrew J. Magni & Son Funeral Home, 365 Watertown St. (Rte. 16), Newton, Wednesday, April 15, at 9 a.m., followed by a graveside service at 10 a.m. in Mt. Feake Cemetery, Waltham. Visiting hours are Tuesday, April 14, 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ellie Fund at 475 Hillside Ave., Needham, MA 02494 ( would be greatly appreciated.

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Parent Volunteers Needed!!!

Early Release Day, Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The following events are being offered to Middle School students on the next Early Release Day, Wednesday, May 6, 2009. However, both events will happen only if we have enough parent volunteers to chaperone. Please contact Kim Hesse at to volunteer. And, register your child now!


New for 8th and 9th graders !

Don’t miss it! Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at Pinz in Milford. Bowling, laser tag, arcade games, pizza and a drink, all for $15 per person! 8th and 9th graders only. Busses will leave from the Middle School at 11:25 a.m. to take students to Pinz. The busses will return students to the Middle School at 2:30 p.m.. Parents, please pick up your children at the Middle School promptly at 2:30 p.m. To register online, go to and click on “Middle School Early Release” and scroll down to the “Pinz” event. If you prefer, registration forms can be picked up at the Parks and Recreation office in Town Hall. Registration deadline: Received in the Parks and Recreation office no later than Wednesday, April 29 at 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Hopkinton Youth Commission.


Early Release Day – 6th, 7th and 8th graders

Always so much fun! Also offered on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 is the Early Release Day Program at the First Congregational Church in Hopkinton. Games in the gym, Ga Ga Pit, Crafts, ping pong, pool, foosball, pizza, dessert and a drink, all for $10 per person. Busses will leave from the Middle School at 11:25 a.m. to take students to the First Congregational Church. Parents, please pick up your children at the church promptly at 2:30 p.m. To register online, go to and click on “Middle School Early Release”. If you prefer, registration forms can be picked up at the Parks and Recreation office in Town Hall. Registration deadline: Received in the Parks and Recreation office no later than Wednesday, April 29 at 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Hopkinton Youth Commission, and the First Congregational Church in Hopkinton.

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Darn Beaver

April 12, 2009 — Beaver activity is abundant on the island on Wilson street, as the critters keep chewing down trees and building dams in the irrigation ponds. The beavers keep building dams, and the humans keep tearing them down.

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