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Town Meeting Adjourned

May 6, 2009 — 8:12 pm — Hopkinton's Annual Town Meeting adjourned this evening, the shortest in recent memory, following the approval of stimulus money for the Lake Maspenock dam after an impassioned plea from lake resident Bea McMullen. Above, Selectman Vice-Chair Mary Pratt sits out a discussion involving an issue affecting the town-owned Fruit Street property, of which she is a direct abutter. Derek Dobachesky will have a full report later tonight. Please check back.


Celia V. Bonaccorso, 91


HOPKINTON - Celia V. Bonaccorso, 91, died Wednesday, May 6, 2009 in Milford.  She was the wife of the late Anthony Bonaccorso, who died in 1975.  Born in Rockville, CT and raised in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Josephine (Woodacre) Lemek.

She was employed as a quality control inspector during WWII by the Army Corp of Engineers.  She then was employed in the restaurant industry in Florida, New York and Cape Cod, and locally at the Uxbridge Inn and Abner Wheeler House.  After retiring from Aritech Corporation of Framingham, Celia enjoyed her family, her neighbors and her home.

She is survived by her son John and his wife Joan and grandchildren Matthew and Lindsay, all of Franklin, her sister Lottie Heroux of No. Smithfield, RI, and her brother John Lemek of Las Vegas, NV.  She is pre-deceased by her brothers Edward and Matthew Lemek and her sisters Matilda Budnick and Amelia Jaworski.

Private funeral services by the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home of Hopkinton will be at the family's convenience.

Donations:  Bay Path Elder Services, 33 Boston Post  Road West, Marlborough, MA  01752.

The Super Sluggers

May 6, 2009 — More than two dozen youthful Hopkinton baseball enthusiasts showed up to meet Kevin Markey, the author of The Super Sluggers, at the Hopkinton Public Library this afternoon. Above, Mr. Markey engages some nearby children in conversation. Those wearing Red Sox gear were eligible for door prizes.

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Reward Offered For Information Regarding 1989 Woburn Unsolved Case

Melanie Melanson Disappeared Five Days Before Her 15th Birthday After Party In Woods With Group Of Friends


             WOBURN– May 6, 2009 — A reward is being offered for information leading to the discovery of the body of Melanie Melanson, a girl who disappeared five days before her 15th birthday after a party in the woods with a group of friends, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone, the Woburn Police Department, and members of Melanie's family announced today.

             At a press conference held today at the location in Woburn where Melanie was last seen, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone, Woburn Police, and the family of Melanson announced the $5000 reward that is now being offered for new information that leads to the discovery of her body.

             “Nearly 20 years ago, Melanie Melanson went into these woods behind me with a group of friends,” District Attorney Leone said. “She was never seen again. We are asking the public’s help in finding Melanie as part of our continuing efforts to determine the circumstances of her death.

 “No information at this stage is insignificant,” Leone added. “There were people who were with Melanie at the time, as well as people who have been told information since her disappearance. We ask them to come forward to help us solve this painful mystery that Melanie’s family has had to live with for the last 20 years.”

            “It has been nearly 20 years since we lost Melanie,” Maryann Masciulli, Melanie’s aunt, said. “We are asking anyone with information to examine their conscience and please step forward so that we can give Melanie the burial that she deserves.”

According to authorities, on the evening of October 27, 1989, 14-year-old Melanie Melanson, a freshman at Woburn High School, was in a set of woods near the Woburn/Stoneham line at a party with a group of friends. In the early morning hours, Melanie remained with a group of five other friends. That was the last time that Melanie was ever seen or heard from again.

     In the ensuing days and months, family members, friends, and local law enforcement conducted extensive searches to find Melanie. That search included the use of cadaver dogs, dive teams in local waters, and repeated ground searches by local police. She was never located. 

     The District Attorney’s Office and Woburn Police are presently conducting an active investigation and following new leads that have been developed. The reward and request for the public’s help is part of those continuing efforts to develop further evidence regarding Melanie’s whereabouts and the circumstances of her death.

    Members of the public with information that they believe would be helpful to the investigation can contact the Woburn Police Department at 781-933-1212 x853 or State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office at 781-897-6650.

    The $5000 reward money is being offered by the Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation which is committed to raising awareness to the issue of missing persons who have gone missing under suspicious circumstances (

Wow! RE Sales are picking up!

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Compiled by Eric Montville for, 

Transactions for week ending May 6, 2009






This Week        
7 Marshall Avenue Patrick Donovan & Maureen Beugless $358,000 May  01, 2009 Kenneth Pratt & Wendy Pratt
8 Ledgestone Drive David W. Sykora & Patricia J. Sykora $585,000 Apr.  30, 2009 Julie Maxwell & Roger Maxwell
10 Maple Street Dawn M. McNerney $275,000 Apr.  30, 2009 Denise M. McGovern & Michael R.
12 Wilson Street Lisa M. Ogawa & Frank H. Adam $445,000 Apr.  30, 2009 Lauren W. Blair & Peter A. Conroy
22 Hidden Brick Road Gerald S. Abernathy & Andrea F. Abernathy $632,000 Apr.  30, 2009 William T. Shields & Edna E. Shields
28 Cross Street Alison M. Kommer & Alan F. O'Neill $334,500 Apr.  29, 2009 Sherrie A. Green
7 Mount Auburn Street Michael K. Andrews $207,000 Apr.  29, 2009 Astoria Federal Savings & Loan
147 Hayden Rowe Street Philip Todaro $250,000 Apr.  28, 2009 Marie C. Fleming & Robert Colella
Last Week        
2 Partridge Road Jerome B. Hughes & Allyson L. Hughes $465,000 Apr.  24, 2009 William C. Adams & Jane R. Adams
20 Grove Street Christine Tuccio & Adam West $332,000 Apr.  23, 2009 Allyson L. Hughes & Jerome B. Hughes
75 Winter Street Daine S. Doyle, n/k/a Diane Stelfox Cook $414,000 Apr.  22, 2009 John R. Simpson & Karen Simpson
5 North Street Chirco Land Development Co., Inc. $77,500 Apr.  22, 2009 Jeffrey J. Gusha & Gloria E. Winn


Be part of something special! The 6th Annual CAA



Friday JUNE 12, 2009 7:30 pm

Hopkinton High School Auditorium

AUDITION TIMES: MAY 11th 6:00 - 8:00 PM 

& MAY 14th 6:00 - 8:00 PM

AUDITION FEE $10/individual or $20/group

Auditions at the Hopkinton High School Auditorium

Walk In Auditions Welcome -

To register, email Your name, talent and age to  or call 508-435-9222-

We will accept video tape auditions.

Annual Stamp Out Hunger Saturday May 9th

Sponsored by The National Association of Letter Carriers


It's Easy To Help


1 Put some non-perishable food items in a bag Saturday May 9th, place it by your mailbox


2 Your Letter Carrier will pick it up and bring it to Project just Because Food Pantry


Project Just Because will be open Saturday May 9th  11am - Through 5 pm  for all drop off of food for anyone who just wants to come by with the food as in past years come anytime during these hours.  Address 45 South Street, Unit G last door of building. Front and Back doors will be open.


The following items are needed for Project Just Because Hopkinton Food Pantry


Canned Fruit • Canned Meats • Rice's • Rice Mixes • Bottled Juice • Juice Boxes for kids • Breakfast Items • Oils • Condiments • Packaged Foods • Baking Powder • Baking Soda • Flour • Sugar • Pancake Mix • All Baking Mixes • Canned Vegetables • Paper Goods • Toiletries • Cleaning Supplies


All Donations are appreciated, this is the last drive before summer and our shelves need filling for all those Hopkinton residents and seniors who need our help. Tax receipts are available everyday we are open year round


Thank you for your support • CherylAnn Lambert Walsh
President, Project Just Because, Inc. 508-435-6511

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 Senior Moments

Art is in the Hands of the Plate Holder

Above, Tina Bessert, instructor Linda Schrier and Joyce Plucker


Nancy L. Drawe



 May 6, 2009 — Once a month at the Senior Center, the tables in the craft room are filled with all different kinds of paints, brushes, cups of water, paper towels and sometimes even Dunkin’ Munchkins or homemade chocolate chip cookies!   These Thursdays at 1 pm are for Linda Schrier’s Decorative Painting classes, where she teaches the seniors different types of  painting techniques, using all kinds of mediums such as acrylic and glass paints.


Among the items they have painted over the past two years include birdhouses, vases, wooden snowmen and little wooden treasure boxes.  Each class costs only $2.00 and includes all supplies needed; Linda volunteers her time to teach.   I’ve been to a few of the classes and have seen many of the “works of art” and they’ve all been awesome!   Everyone has their own unique style and like Linda says, “No two will ever look alike.”


“She makes it sound so easy,” said Joyce Plucker.    This week they were painting a pretty floral design on a glass plate.  About painting on glass?   “It’s much harder,” said Irene Sciretta.  “Oh, but you can scrape it off if you make a mistake,” said Barbara Cerutti.   A few were going to keep their plates, the others were going to give them away to children or grandchildren. 


I asked Linda how she got her ideas each month.  She said that sometimes she sees pictures of things she likes in craft magazines and knows her “students” will like them too.   She brings all the supplies and for a special added surprise, she usually brings some sort of sweet treat, like her homemade chocolate chip cookies! 


One of the best parts of teaching this class for Linda is making new friends.  When she moved here from Michigan, she didn’t know anyone, so volunteering at the senior center helped her to meet lots of new people.   Of course, we all know that anyone who visits the Hopkinton Senior Center will meet some of the friendliest people on earth! 


For the month of May, the class will be painting on clay flowerpots-- the date is the 14th at 1 pm.  There is a sample on display at the front desk, it’s very pretty!  Please call the center to make your reservation with Linda.  You’ll have a great time! 

Don’t forget the Birthday Lunch!  It’s always the 2nd Thursday of the month, which makes it on the 14th this time.  It’s delicious, nutritious, fun and FREE!  Birthday cake included!  Make sure you call the center in advance to make your reservation. 


Another special event this month is the Plant Sale.  That’s coming up on the 22, 29 and 30, but I’ll have more info about that later.   


Did you remember to sign up for the Southborough Rod and Gun Club’s FREE Senior Dinner?  It will be held on Saturday, May 16 at 4 pm.   They have limited seating, so make sure that you do call ahead and if you need transportation, please request at the same time.


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



Norman Khumalo, Town Reach Agreement


May 6, 2009 —The Board of Selectmen, through labor counsel and Chairman Brian Herr, came to an agreement "in principle" yesterday with Norman Khumalo, to hire him as Hopkinton's newest Town Manager.


The final contract, which needs some language changes, has not been completed, according to Mr. Herr.


Only then will a start date be designated.





12th Annual 2009 Fishing Derby

• Saturday May 9 •

  • 9am – 12 noon •


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


NO Town Meeting Tonight, Tuesday, May 5, 2009 - Read Warrant Here



Please be aware that there is no Annual Town Meeting tonight Tuesday, May 5th.

The Special Town Meeting will start at 7 PM on Weds, May 6th.

The Annual Town Meeting will resume following the Special Town Meeting on Wednesday night.

~ Town Clerk, Ann Click


NOTE: The reasoning behind skipping Tuesday, according to Selectmen Vice-Chair Mary Pratt, was because so many articles had already been passed, and it might take only one hour to wrap up the rest of the business. It saves money to not open the building and pay workers, she said.

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Red Sox Day at Library
Wednesday, May 6
2:00 pm
Meet author
Kevin Markey!
Wear your Red Sox gear and be eligible for a door prize!





ESL all-ages cast spring Musical
Written and Directed by Denise Laumeister
May 9 & 15, 7:30 p.m.
May 10 & 16, 2:00 p.m.
At the Ashland High School Auditorium

See website, left button, for more details

Moving Along

May 5, 2009 — Workers for FH Perry continued to do the fine finish work for the trim on the new Veterans memorial Gazebo on the Hopkinton Common yesterday.

        "It's going to be beautiful," remarked one.

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Town Meeting Spring 2009 — Day One

Skateboard ban fails ~ Marijuana ban passes


by Derek Dobachesky


May 5, 2009 — More than 150 Hopkinton residents voted on 42 articles at the first part of the town's annual meeting, addressing such issues as the Board of Selectmen's town budget, changing the Board of Public Works to an elected body and rezoning articles.

The first of two annual town meeting sessions began at 7 p.m. in the Middle School auditorium. Debate was set to end at 11 p.m. from the outset, with the remaining 10 articles to be addressed at the second session on Wednesday, May 6. A special town meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 6. <--- Correction

The meeting commenced with reports from the Department of Public Works, the public library, the budget team, the Appropriations Committee, the School Committee, the Capital Improvements Committee and the Board of Assessors.

Budget team member Michael Shepard (File photo) presented the team's reports. According to Shepard, most town departments will receive level or lower funding for fiscal 2010, which will allow the town to maintain current tax levels rather than implementing a Proposition Two and a Half override.

"If your mother owned all of the property in Hopkinton, her tax bill would not increase," Shepard said. Shepard also said, however, that some individual property tax bills would increase due to appreciation as a result of things such as additions, and tax revenues overall would increase due to economic growth.

Shepard, along with Board member Matt Zettek and School Committee Chair Nancy Burdick, was a member of the budget team tasked with facilitating communications between town boards and committees throughout the budget process.

Stuart Cowart (File photo), a member of the Appropriations Committee, then presented the Appropriations Committee's report on the budget.

"Payroll, payroll, payroll makes up this budget," Cowart said. The Appropriations Committee's figures showed that 67.5 percent of the fiscal year 2010 budget will go towards payroll and benefits. Cowart's presentation also described 14 town meeting articles that will require spending of a total of $7 million if passed, but Cowart said those would be paid for by existing budget items and cost-savings from within departments.

Burdick outlined the School Committee's budget request of $32,249,725.67, an increase of $595,301 from 2009 funding. This budget preserves services and class size, while avoiding any fee increases, but also eliminates two administrative positions and cuts funding for supplies. <--- Correction

After hearing these reports, Hopkinton residents unanimously approved the town budget as well as the School Committee and Sewer Department budgets.

The Director of the DPW then introduced an article which drew intense opposition. The article would have urged the Massachusetts General Court to amend Hopkinton's town charter to make the Board of Public Works an elected board, which in turn would elect the director of the DPW. The BPW is currently appointed by the Town Manager, and no mention of the BPW is made in the town charter.


Town Meeting Shoots Down DPW Change


May 4, 2009 — Town Meeting voted 105 to 52 against Article 14, which would have codified the Board of Public Works as the hiring authority for the Director of Public Works. The Town Manager remains as that authority following tonight's vote.

       Board Chair Dan McIntyre presented in favor of the Article, minimizing its impact by calling it a "housekeeping article." However, passage of Article 14 would have given Board members Mr. McIntyre, Jim Pyne, whose company sells supplies to the DPW, and Kevin Kohrt, authority to hire the DPW Director.

        Chairman of the Charter Commission, Marie Eldridge (File photo), spoke against moving the authority of hiring the Director to the Board of Public Works, arguing that the Charter was created to put authority into the hands of the Town Manager position that they created.

        "Please do not vote to amend the Charter piecemeal," she said.

        Resident Jack Speranza, an attorney, said that there would be an a unresolved conflict if the article does not pass, because the previous Town Counsel's opinion differed with the current Town Counsel, who states that without a change, the authority for hiring the DPW Director lies in the hands of the Town Manager.

        "With all due respect, the question is not unresolved," asserted Town Counsel Ray Miyares, who said that the prior Town Counsel's opinion was based on other assumptions.

        "There is no uncertainty," he stated.

        Interim Town Manager Clayton Carlisle (File photo) also spoke against passing the article, saying it "adds a cloud in the course in the execution of the work of the whole organization under the Board of Selectmen."

         The Selectmen voted 3-1 in a meeting to recommend against the passage of this article, and Selectman Matthew Zettek reminded Town Meeting voters of that vote, as well as his personal plea against it.

        NOTE: Derek Dobachesky will deliver a full report after the meeting.       

Police News UP-TO-DATE  May 4, 2009

Click above for full report in prose,

or read the raw log here




11:57 am  A 911 caller was concerned his daughter would follow through with her suicide threat...


6:32 pm After receiving a complaint, Sgt. Joseph Bennett spoke with people trespassing on the Fruit Street property...


8:02 pm A Downey Street caller complained about someone driving strangely down the road...


10:39 am Officer Patrick O'Brien investigated the alleged theft of money by an employee at a West Main..


Bird's Eye View

May 3, 2009 — This Canada goose might  look like this to the bird following it, photographed from atop the Lake Whitehall Dam recently.


May 4, 2009 — A teen driver said he swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle, and then slid sideways with his brakes locked, narrowly missing a telephone pole as he went off of the road and into a ditch on Hayden Rowe Street. The teen driver and passengers said they were uninjured.

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Hanging Around

May 4, 2009 — Ryan, an employee of Cedar lawn, climbed this tree on the Common today to selectively cut down dead limbs and trim others appropriately.

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If a Tree Falls...

May 4, 2009 — People surely heard this tree fall onto the Common today, across from Center School, as it was cut down by Cedar Lawn of Ashland, and then chipped.


"It was a hazard tree," said the foreman.

Hopkinton Makes Its Mark at State Science Fair at MIT

The State Science Fair was held this past weekend at MIT.  Hopkinton did an outstanding job once again!  Over 300 projects from over 35 schools across the state were entered in the competition.  Nine out of 10 entries from Hopkinton, listed below, received awards. ~ Leslie Moothart

Courtney Onofrio

The Effect of Turmeric on Learning in Parkinson's Drosophila

1st Place

John Hinkel

Head-Controlled Mouse Interface for the Disabled

1st Place

Thomas Coburn & Patrick Jarvis

Optimal Nutrient Levels on the Bioremediation of Oil Part II

Team 1st Place

Daniel Cunningham & Andrew Ryan

The Effect of Tubercles on Wind Turbines

Team 2nd Place

Gretchen Sileo & Amy Sung

Production of Poly-Beta-Hydroxybutyric Acid in Carbon Sources

Team 3rd Place

Colleen Murray & Meghan Krueger

Effect of Vitamin E and Flaxseed Oil on ALS in C. elegans

Team 3rd Place

Mitchell Culler & Ryan Foisy

The Effects of Cell Phone Emissions on Drosophila

Team 3rd Place

Alex Brown & Kate Richardson

Using Differential Agars to Identify Environmental Pathogens

Team Honorable Mention

Nicole Cooprider & Mary Kelly

Comparing Methods of Removing Heavy Metals from Water

Team Honorable Mention

Andy Welzel Memorial Walk



Please join us on Sunday, May 17, for our annual trail walk in memory of  Andy Welzel, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in 2006. The walk will take place at the Hopkinton State Park, “Beach” site, the one below the dam, at 9:30 AM.   


This walk is being held to celebrate Andy and in keeping with his wish for cancer awareness.


If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Karpe at


Hopkins Student Wins Amber Alert Contest

May 3, 2009 — Above, School Resource Officer Phil Powers awards a Certificate of Achievement to Hopkins School fifth grade student Mia Coutinho for achieving First Place in Massachusetts for her submission in an Amber Alert contest reflecting the theme, "Bring Our Missing Children Home," during a whole-school assembly on Friday.  Mia will be honored at the State House on May 27, 2009 as part of the Missing Children's Day Ceremony. Her poster is in the national competition.


To see the poster larger, choose the thumbnail on the left in the row below. And to see more of the assembly, choose the other thumbnails to see a larger version of each.




May 3, 2009 — Coaches Michael Preite and Pat McMahon checked out the abilities of about two dozen boys this afternoon on the varsity baseball field as they conducted tryouts for the Senior Babe Ruth league.

The Finish Is Near

May 3, 2009 — Angie Grabmeier makes the turn onto the last stretch at the High School track without a challenger in sight — except, of course, Alf the Clown, who ran with several, if not all, races at the HPTA Mini-Marathon on Sunday. Click on the thumbnails to see more photos.

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Sitting Room Only

May 3, 2009 — There was floor space and standing room only on Saturday evening as Barbara Kessler hosted ESL's Open Mic and musicians and their followers signed up to perform.


May 3, 2009 — Elmwood School Principal Ilene Silver gave out saplings last week provided by Tree Warden Paul Gleason to all of her students as part of a yearly Arbor Day program.

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Announced last week


HHS Principal Named Super of Freetown-Lakeville Regional School District



May 3, 2009 — According to the Herald News on the south coast, last week, the Freetown-Lakeville Regional School Committee and the Superintendency Union unanimously agreed Monday to hire Hopkinton High School Principal John McCarthy, of Duxbury as Superintendent.


Mr. McCarthy, who came to the Hopkinton School District from Duxbury in 2006, has a BA in Education and Social Studies and a Masters degree in Education Administration.

It was unclear when Mr. McCarthy will leave Hopkinton High School to begin his new position.

GREASE ---:>   Encore performance at 2:00 pm Today, Sunday  Calendar

Fitness Together Accepting Clothes for Goodwill Drive

May 3, 2009, Ashland & Southborough, MA -  The Fitness Together private training studios in Ashland, MA and Southborough, MA are pleased to announce their participation in Goodwill's "Put Your Clothes To Work" clothing drive.


This annual clothing drive collects gently worn, career appropriate clothing and accessories for men and women.  These clothes will be provided to individuals upon completion of a job training program giving them confidence as they attend job interviews and start new employment opportunities.

"After achieving their health and fitness goals, many of our clients have a closet full of  career clothing that they are no longer able to wear.  We see this as a fantastic opportunity for our clients to give a second chance to someone else looking to achieve their goal of self improvement - in this case, a career", said Bob Savin (File photo), Owner of Fitness Together Ashland and Southborough, MA.

Gently worn business attire will be accepted at Fitness Together at 300 Eliot Street, Ashland, MA 01721 and Fitness Together at 21g Turnpike Road, Southborough, MA 01772 from today through Noon on Saturday, May 9th.  The public is welcome to make donations.  Simply call 508-438-0050 prior to your visit to ensure that a staff member will be available to assist in collecting your donation.  Receipts for tax purposes will be available.

Specific items Goodwill is requesting for this special clothing drive include: men's and women's business suits, dress shirts, trousers and accessories such as neckties, jewelry and handbags.

Wrong Way

May 2, 2009 — Sgt. Joseph Bennett checks papers, and warns the driver, who appears to have entered the town's Fruit Street property with a recreational vehicle in its bed.

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More to Come

May 2, 2009 — The photographer caught this volunteer, as well as her reflection, writing a message on the new sign at the at the CAA on Saturday, but did  not stay for the rest of the message. We'll check later and report.

Time of the Season

May 2, 2009 — Sixteen teams showed up at Cornell's Field for the National Invitational Tournament on Saturday. Above is the team Unique Extrusion from Easton Connecticut.

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CAA Show Still Going On

Simone Margolis, Hopkinton, and Jaime Alfonse, Sonoma Valley, CA and formerly well-known Hopkinton art instructor and painter, pose together next to her painting  at the CAA reception Friday night for the annual Juried Art Show “Art In Bloom “.  Simone won first place in the Oils Division and is a member of the Hopkinton Garden Club.  The Hopkinton Garden Club provided floral arrangements of ribbon winners of the show.  The Show runs all weekend and is open free to the public.

Spaghetti Feast

May 6   -   5 - 8:00 pm

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10


Relay for Life team A Glimmer of Hope. To raise money we are hosting a spaghetti dinner at the Golden Spoon on May 6th from 5-8. All of the proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.


The meal with include a soda, a plate of spaghetti severed with meatballs, bread, salad, and a dessert.

~ Samantha Prescott Co-Captain


Skating for Lymphoma Cure

May 2, 2009 — Hopkinton's Dan Macmillan joined other Lymphoma survivors in Westborough to play against former Bruins and raise money for lymphoma research on Saturday.

Yards and Yards

The Sustainable Green Committee had participation today for their town-wide GreenUp Day from the HPTA, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Brownies, 4-H, The Friends of Lake Whitehall, The Lake Maspenock Preservation Association, the MOMs Club, Department of Corrections, HOPE Club, Trails Club, Running Club, Garden Club, Women's Club, Recycling Committee, and of course the BOS and Green Committee.


Above is the 20-yard trailer donated by Harveys at the Sandy beach parking area, which is nearly full. Five minutes later, two more mobile vehicles with trailers driven by neighborhood residents emerged from the woods filled with junk, including a dismantled, rusted pickup truck.

Warming Up Babs

May 2, 2009 — Todd Vogel and friends warm up Babs, one of several WW II vintage tanks that he starts up weekly at his home on Hayward Street.

Candidates' Final Debate

May 2, 2009 — Last night, David Hamacher, left, moderated a live roundtable debate between the candidates for the Board of Selectmen, the last of three televised debates on HCAM television. From left, Todd Cestari, Michelle Gates, and Mary Pratt. Please tune in to HCAM for listings of the rerunning of the program. All three candidates' website are featured behind their links on the top of this page.

One Day Left - Friday Night & Saturday Night

Maria's Caffe Italiano Closing Doors



May 1, 2009 — After less than two years of relocating from Main Street to South Street, Maria Forte (File photo) is calling it quits, blaming the economy.

       Maria's is the second restaurant that has closed in Hopkinton in about two weeks time. Sauce on Main at 15 Main Street closed the Saturday before the Marathon

       Maria will serve her last meal tomorrow, and would enjoy seeing her friends and customers at her restaurant beginning at 5:00 pm.    


Lymphoma Suvivors


Old Time Bruins

Northstar Rink


Saturday, May 2, 2009

2:00 pm

Stop by and see lymphoma survivors play a team of former Bruins players, and give to a worthy cause.

Left, Hopkinton native Dan Macmillan suited up in his early years.


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