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Daisies Learn History

June 2, 2009 — Hopkinton Girl Scouts Daisy Troop #2975 held a meeting, Sunday, May 31st at the Historic Commission's Train Depot at Ice House Pond.
     The girls were led for the day by mom, Mrs. Kathy Baumann. Mrs. Baumann showed the girls how to make their extra sturdy "Sit-Upons" for future camp outings and outdoor meetings.
     The troop learned the history of the Train Depot and the community service provided to restore it. The troop was allowed to meet in one of the rooms and have snack outside overlooking the water.
     Thank you to the Historic Commission and all those who made this possible. Contributed content

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Milford Police Seeks Public's Assistance


(Milford, MA.) During recent weeks we have experienced many breaking and entering complaints into businesses and motor vehicles in the Milford Community. These incidents have resulted in the thefts of several GPS units and cash.

     These events have occurred geographically in neighborhoods throughout the town and most have occurred during the late night to early morning hours under the cover of darkness.

     Many of the motor vehicles breaks occurred with vehicles where valuables were left inside the vehicle visible to passersby and in most cases the car doors were left unlocked.

     The Milford Police Department needs your help:


     If you hear or see something that you believe is suspicious, follow you gut instinct and call the police right away by dialing 911. Officers will response to check on the situation.
     Please lock your doors and close and lock first floor windows in your home.
     Please do not leave valuables visible to others.
     Always make your property appear occupied.
     Secure window screens.
     Light the outside of your home to make visible to your neighbors. Outside motion lights can make it more difficult for a burglar.
     Trim bushes near doors to reduce hiding places for burglars. Install dead-bolt locks on outside doors making sure you can unlock the doors from inside without a key to allow everyone inside a quick escape from possible dangers such as fire.
     Don’t keep expensive jewelry, collectables, or large amounts of cash in your home or motor vehicle.
     Keep a list of valuables with serial numbers and document them using videotape and or photographs.
     Don’t advertise your absence. Never leave messages on your answering machine that says you are away. Have someone pick up mail, newspaper, set out trash, mow lawn or shovel snow.
     Close your garage door. Empty garages may signal no one is home.
     Lock you vehicles and keep valuables out of sight thus reducing temptations for thieves.
     Park vehicles in visible and well lit areas.

If you have information and want to remain anonymous then you may call our tips line at (508) 473-3800.


Thomas J. O’Loughlin, Chief of Police, Town of Milford

Frederick Leslie Nobles


HOPKINTON - Frederick Leslie Nobles, 86, of Hopkinton, died Saturday, May 29, 2009, at MetroWest Medical Center Framingham, with family at his side. He was born in Hartfield Point, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada. The son of Frederick and Myrtle (Boyd) Nobles. He moved to Holliston at the age of 4 with his parents and brothers, Robert and Lloyd. He moved to Hopkinton in his later years. He is survived by his brothers; Robert of Holliston, Lloyd of Utah, and Francis of Florida. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews; Marion Nobles of Natick, Frederick of Middleborough, Carol Grann of Ashland, Linda Lannin of Mason, NH. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews residing in New England and Florida. Calling hours will be Thursday, June 4, 2009, from 12:30 to 2:00 pm at the Chesmore Funeral home, 57 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton. Funeral services will follow with the Reverend Ernest Batten. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Hopkinton.

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Hopkinton to join thousands of communities across America


Please join the Hopkinton Veteran’s Celebration Committee on Sunday, June 7, 2009 as we join thousands of communities across America for a remembrance ceremony at the Gazebo in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. The Committee is hosting a “Sunday Taps Vigil” starting at 7:00 p.m. The ceremony will consist of a short tribute to American soldiers, veterans and their families and is expected to last 15 minutes. The ceremony will include the sounding of the 24 hauntingly beautiful notes of “Taps”.


“Taps” traditionally serves two important purposes. At military outposts around the world it is played in the evening to signal the time for quiet, rest and reflection after a day of duty. It is also mandated by the Department of Defense to be sounded live by a bugler, if possible, at the funeral of each and every American veteran as a final tribute to that individual veteran’s honorable time of service to his or her country. An average of over 1,600 American veterans are laid to rest each day.


Hopkinton has held this ceremony, on the first Sunday of each month, since it was initiated in March 2004 by the national non-profit organization Bugles Across America. Since the ceremony was first proposed, over 1,500 communities across America, as well as in Canada and several other countries, now participate. File photo of Mike McCann.

Day Off Work, On Lake

June 1, 2009 — Jason Basoli takes a leisurely trip around Lake Whitehall on Monday, spending a day off from work in the spring sun. Jason said that on his trip he saw a bird that looked like a pelican, which was likely a great blue heron.

Green Thumbs


June 1, 2009 — Here is a photo taken and enhanced by Linda Katz of some members of the new high school garden club in their newly planted organic vegetable garden in the front of the school.


The vegetables will be donated to a local non profit group. Over 40 students have signed on to tend the garden now and all summer. The are very appreciative of help from Mr. Al Rogers, Director of Building and Grounds and for donations from McIntyre Loam and Weston Nurseries. ~ Linda Katz

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Sweet Stuff

June 1, 2009 — Liz Gamache hands Aaron Burg — they both knew their photo was being taken — an ice cream at the Golden Spoon on Monday.

Stairway to Heaven-ly Pursuits

June 1, 2009 — Matt Dry, Dave Dry, and Ryan Norby of Boy Scout Troop 4 in Hopkinton assemble steps with wood donated by Joshua Brassard of JB Sawmill in Hopkinton (formerly Garner Bros.) Ryan is working toward achieving his Eagle Scout rank and is constructing a memorial garden at St. Matthew's Church in Southborough.

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A Thank You From Cancer Study Group


    I am so excited to report that the Cancer Prevention Study-3, held this past Friday night at the Relay for Life, enrolled 163 new participants into a long range cancer study.  Thank you to all who showed up to work the study and especially those who came to take part in this important event.  We were projected to enroll between 150 -165 people, and I was so happy to reach that goal.  We had people who came from as far as New Hampshire and New Bedford, so thank you for helping me spread the word.  If you missed your chance to sign up, visit   to find upcoming chances to participate.  Thank you all.


Jennifer Fairbanks

Chairperson of CPS-3, Hopkinton

June 1, 2009

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Hopkinton Town manager to Start Tuesday



June 1, 2009 — Norman Khumalo, Hopkinton's new Town Manger, is expected to begin work in Hopkinton tomorrow, June 2, 2009, and work alongside Interim Town Manager Clayton Carlisle on a consultant basis until the start date of his contract, June 18, 2009.



According to Mr. Carlisle, Mr. Khumalo will begin work as a consultant, while finishing up his notice period for the Town of Westford, where he currently works, and then push full steam ahead on June 19, 2009, when his Hopkinton contract, which he is expected to sign tomorrow, goes into effect, and he begins working full-time.


Hopkinton resident wanted to  photograph and/or videograph for HopNews and Photographic Images on a part-time basis. Ideal person would also be able to be stand in front of video camera to interview and report. Please send résumé to . In addition, please fill out Application and return to Hopkinton News, 24 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748, or scan and email it if you have the capability.

Dry Dock Duck

June 1, 2009 — This male mallard on the side of the State's car top boat ramp on the Maspenock causeway finds the sun peeking through the trees, enough to warm him up on a blistery spring day.

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Latest Senior News is now online! (Button always available on top)

Excerpt: USO SHOW


The USO Show will return to the Senior Center Friday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 6 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.

The talented ensemble from ESL will recreate popular acts from the WWII era. They will be joined by the Point and Swing Big Band for an enjoyable evening of memories, music, comedy and dance. Tickets are $12 for seniors. $2 of your ticket price will benefit Friends of the Hopkinton Seniors.


As a special treat this year, we are offering free admission to all Hopkinton WWII veterans. You may pick up your ticket at the Vet’s Breakfast on June 5 or at the desk anytime.

Woodville Rod & Gun Club - 252 Wood Street is hosting a band  "Special Ed" on Friday evening, June 12th from 7:30 - 11:00 pm.  ROCK N' ROLL! 

Over 21 only - Cover at Door.  ID's required.  Please join us!

Police News UP-TO-DATE  June 1, 2009


Click above for full report in prose


8:18 pm A 911 caller reported that someone was racing a mini bike up an down Cross Street...


3:26 am Several calls were received regarding a loud argument or fight at a party on Hayden Rowe Street...  


6:45 pm The Ashland Police Department requested that an officer stop and hold a gray Mercedes that is wanted for questioning in a case of trying to entice a 14 year old girl into the vehicle...


6:15 pm A caller reported an on-going problem with youths drinking at a known party area on Curtis Road... 

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Compiled by Eric Montville for, 

Transactions for week ending June 1, 2009






This Week        
31 Overlook Road Timothy J. Joyce & Michele M. Joyce $860,000 May  29, 2009 Daniel McDermott & Lindsay McDermott
78 Hayden Rowe Street Daniel C. McDermott & Lindsay A. McDermott $417,000 May  29, 2009 Michael P. Leveille & Laura A. Leveille
5 Prestwick Drive Janet Clark & Edwin A. Clark $715,500 May  28, 2009 Ellen K. Sollima
Last Week        
11 Pinecrest Village unit 11 Daniel R. Hurwitz $150,000 May  20, 2009 Deutsche Bank National Trust Co.
33 Parker Point Road Peter J. Regan $180,000 May  20, 2009 Elizabeth A. Tepper
43 Greenwood Road Alexander Potapov & Juliana Potapov $800,000 May  20, 2009 James R. Erven & Patricia A. Erven


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Support for Hopkinton Lacrosse

May 31, 2009 — Sara Bernardo, 5, was with her Mom, Cindy, at Colella's selling Scratch Tickets to help support Hopkinton Youth Lacrosse on Sunday. She offered a drawing, inset, as an incentive for those considering a purchase. Above, she shows off a plate she drew and colored.


Every ticket gives two chances to win! 1.Scratch Ticket and Win Instantly - $10, $25, $50, Best Buy Gift Cards, (4) Boston Cannon Tickets, and Golf for (4) at Hopkinton Country Club! 2. Raffle Drawing to be held on June 12th for a week long Next Level Lacrosse summer camp ($400 value), and so much more! Any questions? Contact Cindy Bernardo at


The HopNews Calendar Calendar shows the Lacrosse group returning to Colella's to sell more tickets next Saturday, June 6, 2009 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Somewhere, Over the Gazebo...

May 31, 2009 — A fast-moving rain storm left a huge double-rainbow in its wake over Hopkinton around 5:00 pm on Sunday. Rainbows appear in the sky opposite the sun. The rainbow appears smaller in the photo because of the use of a super-wide angle lens which was needed to get the gazebo in the photo. The wide angle lens makes distant objects appear smaller, or even more distant.

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Shake a Tail-Feather

May 31, 2009 — The tail feathers of this red tailed hawk flying about before the storm today over Hopkinton State Park, show their color through the underside, leaving little doubt as to the hawk's type. The young hawk's damaged feathers, as few as there are, are like a fingerprint. We'll see if the next hawk photo is of the same bird.

Family Affair

May 31, 2009 — The Roving HopNews camera caught this mute swan watching her young as the male moved up off-camera on the photographer's right flank to seek a handout at Arcade Pond in Whitinsville.

Lost, Then Found

May 31, 2009 — The floatation device above apparently fell off of a boat carried by a trailer on Wood Street today. If it is yours, get reunited with it at the Police Station.

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Coming Storm

May 31, 2009 — Hopkinton Outdoor Recreation ordered all boats to dock after Manager Simon Vos spotted a heavy storm storm travelling eastward from Worcester on the Doppler weather radar stationed in the boat house. HopNews readers have the option of calling Mr. Vos to find out the weather, or checking our own weather button Weather, always above.

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Hopkinton Represented at National Police Week

May 31, 2009 — Above, Hopkinton was well represented in Washington D.C. at National Police Week by, from left, Officer William Burchard, Officer Philip Powers, Officer Gregg DeBoer, Officer Aaron O'Neil, and Detective Scott Van Raalten.

Greater New Bedford 8, Hopkinton 6

May 30, 2009 — Billy Hulme beat the ball to second base early on in today's game at home against Greater New Bedford.

Llama Sighting

May 30, 2009 — The Roving HopNews Camera caught this llama on Christian Hill Road in neighboring Upton. It was in its field behind a well-marked electric fence. Their natural habitat is in the Andes mountains. (They can spit their stomach juices very accurately at perceived threats up to seven feet, according to sources).

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Tar Beach

May 30, 2009 — This basketball player awaits his teammates for a pickup game at the Middle School basketball courts this afternoon, and makes use of the sunny day while he waits.

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Hopkinton vs. Coyle-Cassidy 

May 30, 2009 — Number 16 keeps this hit from turning into 2 or 4 bases today at home.

Billy Webber

Memorial Golf Tournament

June 22, 2009

Juniper Hill Golf Course

Northborough, MA

All proceeds to benefit

Dana Farber Cancer Research

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NOTE: Billy Webber was the Southborough Chief of Police who lost his life to pancreatic cancer November 11, 2008.

Relay for Life 2009

(See a Certain Assistant Principal Get Dunked)


May 30, 2009 — If you missed this event, check out the video, and don't forget to choose the HQ button once the video starts for the best web video experience.

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Above is a video of some clips from 4Good at ESL on May 29, 2009. Don't  forget to choose the HQ button when it appears.


Baseball at 2:00 pm TODAY

May 30, 2009 — The Hopkinton Hillers baseball team is home Saturday at 2:00 for a tournament baseball game. The 5th seeded Hillers take on the 12 seeded Gr. New Bedford  team.

Above, Dan Muscatello fires one right back during the Medway game.


Artworks = Works of Art


Above, Suzanne Bucceri discusses the work of her art students at the show at the CAA building that she is having.

Assembly Line

May 29, 2009 — Volunteers at the Hopkinton Senior Center stuff the Hilltopper, their very own newsletter, today after lunch. Their newsletter is always online, above: Senior News

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Framingham Man Indicted In Connection With Shooting Of Framingham Officer, Armed Robbery

Two Co-Defendants Also Charged In Connection With Armed Robbery


FRAMINGHAM – A Framingham man has been indicted in connection with an incident 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 indicted today by a Middlesex Grand Jury on charges of armed robbery, armed assault with intent to murder, armed assault with intent to rob person 60 or over, possession of firearm as an armed career criminal, assault and battery dangerous weapon, and assault with dangerous weapon (2 counts).

 Two other co-defendants were also indicted in connection with the armed robbery. Kenneth Lacey was indicted on counts of armed robbery, armed assault with intent to rob person 60 or over, and possession of a firearm as an armed career criminal. Emanuel Aguillar was indicted on counts of armed robbery, armed assault with intent to rob person 60 or over, and possession of a firearm.

        Arraignment dates have not yet been scheduled for these defendants.

        According to authorities, on April 14 at approximately 10:31 p.m., Framingham Police responded to a reported armed robbery of a taxi cab driver 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. 

       Aguillar was arrested on April 15 and Lacey was arrested on April 16 and charged in connection with the robbery of the taxi driver.

        Officer Hurton has been treated for his injuries and released from the hospital.

       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. 

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 Lifting Up Teachers

Below is another positive experience with teachers


I saw the posts on town talk about wanting some positive stories about a teacher – I live in Indiana now, but I spent the first 18 years of my life in Hopkinton – Mrs. Barlett and Mr. Bliss….


I graduated in 1985 and I went to school when HHS was probably a little simpler and we were a bit more like a “small  town” – but these two teachers did two things – Mrs. Bartlett did the impossible – made me actually LIKE math… Ugh… and now when I deal with my 15 year old and algebra, geometry, trig, etc., I can actually tutor him and not have to say, "Oh I don’t get the new math." She didn’t teach us old or new – she taught us Math!


And Mr. Bliss taught me the importance of coaching. Since I became a parent, I have also coached sports, and I attribute my style to what I learned first from my parents (because they were awesome teachers and coaches, and the best teachers can only be great if there are good parents to partner with!) , but  I learned from Dick Bliss that motivation and respect can actually go hand in hand…. All the way from middle school gym class, to watching him coach in high school.


These may not be front page news, but they’re real – and they go back a LONG way… Hopkinton teachers impact their students for the long haul!


Jennifer (Walls) Guziewicz

Valparaiso, Indiana

 Lifting Up Teachers

Town Talk <--- On the HopNews discussion page, Town Talk, we asked for positive stories about teachers, and received the following post. The writer has emailed to identify herself, but we believe that it would not be in anyone's interest to identify the mother or young subject and involve her in fleeting fame.


Re: Teachers


From: Mother of student in Miss Donahue's class
Date: 29 May 2009
Time: 09:15:13 -0700
Remote Name: xxxxxxxxxx


My second grader started the year a little intimidated by reading aloud, not so sure of her academic skills and overall sad to have left the familiarity of Center School.


I can say that as the year has progressed, she has too, and I credit the fantastic skills of Miss Donahue at Elmwood.


I knew something was up when my daughter's usual make-believe mommy/dolly play turned into teacher and students with every stuffed animal in rows on her floor with "homework" papers lined up on each. Soon I heard her telling them to call her "Miss Donahue". Then it was the request to go to Staples to buy teacher supplies and a chalkboard. Finally it was: would I photocopy workbook pages for her stuffed animal "students".


My daughter has found such a positive role model in this capable teacher for which I am so grateful. From the very beginning, Miss Donohue set rules and boundaries and stuck to them. She has her class attentive with just a few claps of her hands (it's a sight to behold when 20 second graders come to immediate attention). She provided positive reinforcement all along the way and helpful critiques on almost every piece of work that came home.


Detailed newsletters have been emailed home almost weekly filled with info on what's happening and often little tutorials for us parents on the "new math," which I really needed. Her website is filled with pictures so I can see the interesting and hands-on activities she employs to really engage her students. She seems to be able to identify strengths and encourages my child to expand upon them while pushing her to work on her weaknesses. I've started finding little snippets of creative writing around the house and been told it's because Miss Donahue has encouraged it. This woman has gone the extra mile in ways that are hard to describe.


I hope Hopkinton holds onto this bright, young, energetic teacher for more kids to benefit from her skills.


(Incidentally, we have family homework this weekend from Miss Donahue.  Each member of the class and a parent are supposed to go online to create poetry in a "wiki." I had to Google what that was and will be learning right along side my daughter!)

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Curb Appeal

May 29, 2009 — Hopkinton resident Dave Jones has turned his passion for cooking into a business, Curbmaster Grill, which is a canteen located in the Weston Nurseries parking/picnic area, just east of the Garden Center. Above, Dave hands a hamburger lunch special to Peter Mezzit, fourth generation nurseryman and Weston Nurseries President, this afternoon. Curbmaster Grill is open 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday.


 School Committee

Committee Nears Decision on Full-Day Kindergarten, Changes in Busing Policy

Grants Dr. Phelan $4,000 raise


by Derek Dobachesky

may 29, 2009 — Shortly after welcoming two newly-elected members, the Hopkinton School Committee returned to the ever-contentious issue of its transportation policy at its regular meeting on Thursday, May 28.

New Committee members Jean Bertschmann and Troy Mick both have strong ties to Hopkinton Schools. Bertschmann is a full-time mother of four children in Hopkinton Schools, and has served on the Hopkinton PTA for three years. Mick, who is employed in corporate finance with Fidelity Investment, has a daughter in first grade and two children not yet in kindergarten. He took part in the full-day kindergarten feasibility study two years ago.

The Committee reached consensus on several aspects of the transportation policy — which is still in the process of being officially drafted — during its discussions. Elementary school students will likely be banned from switching buses to visit friends, and limited to one home location and two daycare-type locations on a weekly schedule for the duration of the school year starting in the fall.

Bertschmann and Mick, who were both elected unopposed on the May 18 vote, participated in the ongoing debate regarding the policy at their first Committee meeting.

Committee member Richard de Mont stated at the outset of the discussion that he recognizes the concerns of parents who work and need to have their children dropped off at different locations on different days. But de Mont and the rest of the Committee agreed that there are issues with safety and interruptions of class time with unlimited bus-switching.

"We've got to make an effort to be flexible but firm," de Mont said.

The discussion of the policy took into account the data collected by the Committee following the third reading of the policy at its January 22 regular meeting. Assistant Superintendent Dr. Mary Colombo sent surveys to 40 nearby school districts to gather information about their transportation policies, and also conducted a focus group with Hopkinton residents, although only six parents showed up.

Out of the 40 school districts, 20 replied. Their replies showed that it was uncommon to allow unlimited bus-switching. Four districts only allow one drop-off and pick-up location, while a large majority allow pick-up and drop-off to two or three locations.

The Committee reached a consensus that its draft of the policy will allow for one home location and two daycare-type locations, which students must be dropped off at on a consistent, weekly basis for the entire school year. Bertschmann, stating her concern about how many working parents depend on bus-switching, insisted that the Committee gather data on how many children switch buses on a regular basis. Dr. Colombo will include this information in the first reading of the draft, which is scheduled for regular school committee meeting on June 11. The new transportation policy to be adopted, for which the Committee has self-imposed a deadline of the end of June, will take effect in the 2010-2011 school year.

The Committee also heard reports on the Elmwood and Center School improvement plans and a report on the status of the fiscal year 2010 budget.

Both Ilene Silver, principal of Elmwood School, and Jennifer Parson, principal of Center School, emphasized the schools' efforts to improve reading amongst students.

Parson touted Center's programs designed to improve relations between students, their families and teachers, such as a Family Night and an orientation at which kindergarten students met their before the school year.

Parson also spoke of the ongoing plans to implement a full-day kindergarten program. She explained that she has picked staff to serve on a committee to conduct research into the logistics of the program. An equal number of parents will be chosen to serve as a focus group for the committee. Parson stated that she would like to see a timeline for full-day kindergarten implementation by the end of the school year. The Hopkinton School Committee has resolved in the past to arrive at such a timeline by the end of the school year.

Both Berschmann and Mick have stated that implementation of full-day kindergarten is amongst their top priorities on the Committee. Mick stated the "largest impetus was full-day " when he was deciding to run for the Committee. Both also expressed their concerns over the budget as well.

"The budget is going to continue to be a challenge," Bertschmann said.

The Committee approved changes to the High School and Middle School handbooks. The High School handbook now requires a phone call or note from a parent when a student arrives at school after 7:45 a.m. This change is meant to discourage students from using their four allowable tardies as excuses to skip their first class. High School students will also be banned from visibly displaying electronic devices in school (though use of earbuds is still allowed, and the devices can be used during lunch and non-class hours). The language regarding senior privileges was updated to indicate that seniors' grades will be checked monthly to determine privileges, rather than only on report cards, as it currently states.

The Middle School handbook now clearly bans texting in school and requires all students to sign up in order to use the late bus.

The Committee also approved its contract with NSTAR for its energy plan and issued a glowing review of Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Phelan's performance during the last school year. Its unanimous review stated Dr. Phelan had "an excellent year" — one unnamed Committee member called it "one of his best" — and awarded him a $4,000 raise.

The Hopkinton School Committee will hold its next regular meeting on Thursday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Middle School Library. The meeting will feature the first reading of a newly-drafted transportation policy.

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Long Term Study Signup at Big Tent During Relay for Life


“Do you want to help find a way to prevent cancer?  We are looking for people between the ages of 30 and 65, who have never had cancer before, and are willing to be part of a long term study to come to the big white tent on the Hopkinton High School track on Friday, May 29th, between 6 and 10 pm (rain or shine!) to enroll in The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3.  Let’s make “cancer” a word of the past.  For more information, contact Jennifer at

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MassBioEd Foundation names Hopkinton High School a BioTeach school
Program offers grant funding for biotechnology education

Cambridge, Mass. (May 28, 2009)--The Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation (MassBioEd) has selected Hopkinton High School as one of the 15 schools that will be awarded a BioTeach grant for the 2009-2010 school year.
The BioTeach program provides public high schools with financial, professional, and educational resources to teach biotechnology to students across the Commonwealth.
"The life sciences sector is one of the fast growing business sectors in the Commonwealth, and MassBioEd is excited to expand our BioTeach program this year to expose more students to the field," said Lance Hartford, Executive Director of MassBioEd. "By providing Massachusetts students with lab experiences in high schools across the state, we hope to inspire students to pursue educational opportunities and careers in the life sciences and biotechnology industry."
The BioTeach program will provide 15 schools with professional development classes for teachers, curriculum for three biotech labs, and a grant up to $8,800 for materials and equipment to enhance the school's biotechnology classes during the upcoming school year. The goal of the program is to help integrate biotechnology into the curriculum of every Massachusetts public high school.
Over the summer, teachers from the newly awarded school sites will receive professional training on the BioTeach labs and curriculum. The interactive labs, designed by MassBioEd to pique student interest, explore DNA fingerprinting, the potential of bacteria, and the mystery surrounding the crooked cell, sickle cell anemia. In addition to training, teachers will have access to professional development tools, a comprehensive catalogue of online research, and MassBioEd's online Resource Center.
Hopkinton High School is among the 15 new schools to be awarded BioTeach grants, bringing the total number of participating public schools in Massachusetts to 177. The $1.2 million annual program, supported by the Legislature, the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council and donations from the state's leading life science companies, is an important tool to help ensure the state has an appropriately trained workforce to meet the expanding employment needs of the biotech industry.
The biotechnology industry, which employs more than 43,000 residents in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is one of the fastest growing sectors of the state's economy. To help sustain the growth of the industry, MassBioEd is working with the Commonwealth and the state's leading biotechnology, life sciences and pharmaceutical companies to provide students with a background in the biotechnology field, with hopes of seeding interest in pursing a career in the field. 


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Thursday May 28, 2009
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 
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        BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office has cited currency trading company Touchpoint Global, Inc. (Touchpoint) and its former director, Craig Karlis, age 49, of Hopkinton, for violating the Commonwealth’s wage and hour laws by failing to pay employees in a timely manner and failing to furnish payroll records to the Attorney General’s Office for inspection.  The citation orders Touchpoint and Karlis to pay over $49,000 in restitution to seven employees, along with $10,500 in fines for the violations.


            In January 2009, the Attorney General’s Fair Labor Division began an investigation after receiving several complaints from employees claiming that Touchpoint and Karlis had not paid them for work performed as currency traders, sales representatives and administrative staff in Boston.  Investigators from the Fair Labor Division conducted multiple interviews with former employees and discovered that seven employees were owed a total of over $49,000 in wages for work performed from November 2008 through March 2009.  Touchpoint and Karlis failed to provide payroll records to the Attorney General’s Office during the course of the investigation, which is a violation of Massachusetts law.   


            The Attorney General’s Fair Labor Division is responsible for enforcing the minimum wage and overtime laws, and the payment of wages laws in the Commonwealth. Workers who feel that their rights have been violated in their workplace are encouraged to call the Office’s Fair Labor Hotline at (617) 727-3465.  More information about the state’s wage and hour laws is also available in multiple languages at the Attorney General’s Workplace Rights website  


            The matter was handled by Assistant Attorney General Lisa Price and investigated by Inspector Angelique Langford, both of Attorney General Coakley’s Fair Labor Division.

Post Prom Party a Huge Success!

The Class of 2010 Post Prom Committee would like to thank the many parents, businesses, administration of the Hopkinton High School, and members of the Hopkinton Community who contributed to making the Post Prom Party a huge success.  Particular thanks go to Kim Harvey and her decorating crew for transforming the High School into New York City.  Ivy Gram and her team coordinated food for the hundreds of students who attended the party.  Kathy Dlugolecki and Katy Olson led the committee who provided wonderful entertainment to keep the kids engaged from midnight to 5 am. 

Dozens of Class of 2010 parents donated time and money to provide this priceless experience for our students.  Many local businesses were kind enough to donate goods, services, and money to allow us to provide this opportunity for our children.

We are so grateful to the many parents, businesses, and community organizations for their invaluable support of a safe, sober, and memorable evening for our students.

Mary Prescott
Chair, Class of 2010 Post Prom Committee

The Cat in the Hat 
 Saturday, May 30, at 1:00 and 3:00 pm
Wednesday, June 3, at 2:30 pm
Come see a live production of
Dr. Seuss's classic tale
Enter Stage Left Theater
30 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA
General Admission: $5 

Remember to check Hopkinton Matters, above, and the Calendar!

The Friends of the Library will be holding a Book Sale on  Saturday June 6 from 9-1 pm in front of the Library, rain or shine.  There will also be baked goods for sale.  This is always a great event and a wonderful way for families to get some amazing books at great prices.  Donations of books can be left off at the Library during regular business hours.  Go to for more info.


The Friends of the Library are also looking for new Friends!!!   Do you have a couple hours a month for volunteering?  Our meetings are the first Wednesday of the month at the Library from 7-8 pm.  There are some great new happenings being planned for the coming year.  Join us and be a part of the excitement.  We want the Library to be a shining star in our community and we need help to accomplish this.


Do you belong to a Book Club?  The Friends of the Library would like to connect with your group.  Please contact Susie Johnson at for more information

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