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Bill's Pizza's Last Night in Old Building 

One customer is very unhappy


November 9, 2009 — Bill's Pizza closes temporarily and one customer doesn't know what to do. They plan to demolish the existing building next Saturday, open Bill's on Wheels in the rear at the beginning of December, and have a new building ready in February.

And the Whinners Winners Are...

November 9, 2009 —The Hopkinton Community Spelling Bee organized by the Hopkinton Education Foundation (HEF) and the Hopkinton Parent Teacher Association (HPTA) on Friday evening at the Hopkins Cafetorium was won by Star Realty - "Stellar Spellers".  The team was made up of, from left, Lily Holden, Seth Lipkin and Janet Carlson who are showing off their prizes.

Contributed photo.

Truck Driven into Ashland Reservoir

Driver not located

Above, divers prepare to go in the water and swim out to the submerged vehicle.


November 8, 2009 — Firefighters and police from surrounding towns, including Hopkinton, responded to aid Ashland search for a pickup truck reportedly driven into Ashland Reservoir, as well as the person driving it. Someone reported it driven into the water, according to sources at the scene.

     The mood was somber among the spectators who gathered out of curiosity. A collective gasp could be heard from those gathered as the pickup truck was winched above the surface of the water, and people wondered if the body of the driver of the truck would be the next to surface, after being underwater for far too long to have survived. The divers had been to the underwater site and had to know that there was no one in the vehicle but the Ashland Fire Department did not make that public until PIO (Public Information Officer) Lt. David Iarussi, spoke to the press.

       He said that the firefighters were doing a preliminary search for the driver that could be expanded to a wider search if they felt the need. He said that there had not been a police pursuit prior to the crash into the water. In addition, Lt. Iarussi said that a firefighter received a facial injury during the winching operation.

       Ashland Police Chief Scott Rohmer said that "the owner was found at a location" that was not his home, and that the vehicle had been reported stolen. He did not say whether or not the vehicle had been reported stolen before or after the crash. He said detectives are investigating.

     During a follow up call to the Ashland Police Department, a dispatcher said he could not release anything at this time.

        The area of Spring Street is not well lit, and one resident at the scene said a BMW went into the drink at the same location earlier this year. A person driving at night for the first time on this road heading north could easily mistake the opening for the boat ramp, which is on a direct path from the road, as being a continuation of the roadway.

         Below, a diver accompanies the truck being winched out of the water. See video below photo.


Video at scene, below.


Please Join the Hopkinton Youth Commission for

The 3rd Annual
 Martin Luther King Day of Giving Back
Monday, January 18, 2010
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Hopkinton Middle School

The Hopkinton Youth Commission invites you to join the community for a morning to honor Dr. King and to engage in various community service projects to benefit those in need. Last year over 800 people participated.

Light breakfast : 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Program with speaker and entertainment: 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Community service projects: 10:00 a.m.  to 12:00  p.m

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HHS Record Holder Throws for Record at Dartmouth 

Reaches for US Olympic Team in 2012

November 8, 2009 — Hopkinton High School graduate and local discus throw record holder Emily Daly has her eyes on the Gold in London in 2012, but is a bit shy of the funds needed to train for the event full time leading up to the competition. If she qualifies, and especially if she wins, Emily would be the first American to do so.

     To read her story, and to consider helping out her cause, please check out her website.

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Health Care Reform Passes House of Representatives 

Jeff Glor reports

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The United States House of Representatives passed a health care reform bill yesterday. Now it needs Senate approval.  CBS News is always available from HopNews. The button is always above CBS for those who miss the televised broadcast. It is the top story in last night's evening news, reported by our friend, Jeff Glor.

Oh, Deer!

Two hit, about 90 minutes apart, same location

November 7, 2009 — Two female deer were struck and killed by different drivers after dark this evening on West Main Street just east of Whalen Road. The first deer, a large doe, was found in the westbound lane of travel. Police a the scene were not aware of whether or not the driver made himself known.

     The second deer was hit in nearly the same location, in the same lane of travel, but was thrown off to the side of the road. Sometimes these wild animals are injured and need to be put down by police on the scene, but in each case this evening, the animals died instantly.

     The area is a popular crossing for deer, and especially this time of year during the rut, or mating season, where females enter oestrus and are receptive to mating. The males become sexually excited and seek females. The heightened movement and excitement by these animals this time of year puts them in jeopardy on the roadways.

     Two of the most frequent areas that road kills of deer occur are the area on West Main from the lights at Main Street to Golden Pond, and the Cedar Street Flats.

      Drivers should be extra vigilant in those areas. Not only do deer get killed, but they have also been known to crash through a driver's windshield and kick the occupants.

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Once again, a team of students from Hopkinton's schools will be collecting Thanksgiving turkeys for the Salvation Army, continuing a tradition begun by Dan Merzel more than a decade ago.

Students will be collecting the turkeys from Tuesday, Nov. 17 through Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Hopkins, Elmwood and Middle schools.  Fresh or frozen turkeys can be brought to the Hopkins School between 8 and 9 a.m. and from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; to the Elmwood School from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.; and to the Brown Gym of the middle school from 7 to 7:30 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. Please do not send the turkeys with children on the school buses.

The turkeys will be stored in school freezers and delivered to the Salvation Army on Friday afternoon, Nov. 18.  The Salvation Army has also requested additional donations of mashed potato flakes, gravy, stuffing, boxed desserts, pies, cranberry sauce and cash to purchase additional supplies.

Please be generous...the need is great this Thanksgiving. ~ Catherine A. Buday

Police Catch Fruit Street Fields Vandal; He Confesses

November 7, 2009 — An alert citizen who witnessed a Honda CRV drive onto the existing children's soccer fields on Fruit Street Friday night, called Hopkinton Police who issued a BOLO (Be On the LookOut) for the vehicle.

      Two hours later, units situated through town spotted a vehicle that fitted the description committing a traffic violation and pulled it over on Main Street. As a result of the stop, and the information provided by the citizen, the teen, who police refused to identify at this time, cooperated and confessed to committing the crime on Friday evening, according to Officer Matthew McNeil. The fields were also damaged on Thursday evening, but it is unknown at this time if the crimes are related, and the police did not have that information.

      The eighteen year-old Hopkinton male, who was with three other teens at the time, was issued a criminal complaint and will be summonsed to court and charged with Malicious Destruction of Property Over $250 and Trespassing With a Motor Vehicle.

Hopkinton 13, Bellingham 22

November 7, 2009 — Above, Mike Decina jumps up and throws a bullet over the hands of the Bellingham defenders at Bellingham Friday night. Below, Mike Maresca sets up to catch  a zeppelin thrown into the stratosphere by Decina, which he did at the sideline moments later.

Spelling Bea Bee

November 7, 2009 — Hopkinton Wine and Spirits owner Clelland Johnson is flanked by two team members during the Hopkinton Community Spelling Bee organized by the Hopkinton Education Foundation (HEF) and the Hopkinton Parent Teacher Association (HPTA) on Friday evening at the Hopkins Cafetorium.

         The winning team (Not pictured) was: Star Realty - "Stellar Spellers".  The team was made up of Janet Carlson, Lily Holden and Seth Lipkin.

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New Clothing Arrives at Hopkinton Hillers Boosters Store

Seniors at Hopkinton High School model some of the newly arrived merchandise at the Hillers Booster store, including new Under Armour athletic shirts.  The store is open every day for students and parents to shop during the high school lunch block, 10:40 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., and most Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.  The store also will be open this month on Sun., Nov. 15, from noon to 3 p.m., during the HPTA-sponsored Harlem Wizards basketball game at the high school.  December evening hours will be published shortly.  Shop early for the best selection of fine Hiller apparel and gifts!

Senior News for November is Now Online. The Button Is Always Above. Excerpt:

A Note From The Directors Desk


I would like to thank all the Friends of the Hopkinton Seniors, the volunteers, staff, donors and supporters for the success of the recent auction. Though it was quite a bit of work it was also a great deal of fun. Approximately $5,500 was raised and this will certainly help to assure our continued success of the transportation and nutrition programs at the Senior Center.

        During November, as you will read further along in the newsletter, the Friends will continue the fund raising activities with the Nov. 7 Craft Fair and the annual Christmas and Jewelry Sale November 20 and 21. We look forward to your continued support and ask that you spread the word to your friends and families.

The Council on Aging board members and Senior Center staff hope everyone will enjoy a happy and safe Thanksgiving – there is much to be thankful for.

Cindy Chesmore, Director

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Fruit Street Vandals!!

Mouse-over the image to see more damage

November 6, 2009 — One or more vandals left their marks at the Fruit Street soccer fields, the ones that are on the road to Garner Bros sawmill. The DPW will have to repair the damage at a cost that has yet to be estimated. The case will be assigned to a Hopkinton Police Department detective, who will make sure no stone is unturned in bringing the criminal to justice.

     The entrance to the walking trails at the public parking area of the Fruit Street property had its chain and supporting post ripped out of the ground by a vandal a few weeks ago, but has since been fortified. A missing chain or barrier allowed the criminal access to the fields to tear it up.

No More Kindergarten AM-PM Switch in 2010-2011

b y Heather Kelley

November 6, 2009 — The yearly kindergarten flip-flop dance that happens in Hopkinton every January, where morning kindergartners switch to afternoon sessions and afternoon kindergartners become morning students, is about to end if the recommendations presented by the Full-day Kindergarten Implementation Committee are fully executed.  At last night’s School Committee meeting, Center School principal Jennifer Parson appeared with the Full-day Committee to explain their research and findings.  Citing a lack of evidence showing that there is any benefit to students in switching between morning and afternoon Kindergarten, and expressing a desire to help parents make year-long childcare arrangements, the Committee is recommending to have each side of town remain either morning or afternoon Kindergarten for the entire year, starting with the 2010-2011 school year.


In addition, the School Committee has moved to accept the recommendation that one pilot Full-day Kindergarten classroom be established at Center School next year.  Currently, the cost to families is projected to be about $3700 for one of the 18-20 slots that will be available in the class.  This will keep the pilot program a revenue neutral, or slightly revenue positive, endeavor, which was a prerequisite.  A televised lottery selection process for students is proposed for early February.  “Sometimes, to get to the point where you want to be for everybody, you have to start somewhere,” said Parson, sharing the concern of many School Committee members that demand for the spaces will surpass the supply.

[Read full Heather Kelley report here.]

Healthy Paws Has Successful First Annual Pet Halloween Party

November 5, 2009 — Elvis, Scooby Doo, Thomas The Tank Engine and many other characters, were in attendance at Healthy Paws Veterinary Hospital's first Halloween party on Sat., Oct. 31st.  Over 50 guests and their pets enjoyed apple cider, donuts, treats (homemade dog biscuits for the pooches!) throughout the party.  Many guests participated in a pet costume contest.  Prizes were awarded in many categories including "Scariest" and "Best Matching Pet and Owner" costumes.  Children in their Halloween attire had their faces painted and excitedly searched for treats during the "Candy In The Hay" event.  Fun was had by all; human, canine and feline!

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Special Education Advisory Council (SPEAC) Needs Marathon Runner

SPEAC is offering an official number for a non-qualifying runner


SPEAC is the first one out of the gate this year with an official number for the 2010 Boston Marathon, and is looking for a non-qualified runner to raise a minimum of $2,500 for SPEAC. 


Applications should be submitted to SPEAC no later than December 5. 


Contact Karen Weiskerger at 508-497-3959 or  SPEAC directly at for more info.

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Eight Year-old, Cami McDonald, Wins HEF Art Contest

Correction: Correct dates in RED

February 6, 2010 HEF Gala. Tickets to go on sale on December 5, 2009 in

High School Atrium 9:00 am - 11:00 am

November 5, 2009 — Elmwood School student, eight year-old Cami McDonald was the one entry chosen from over 400 students who submitted their artwork, to represent the Hopkinton Education Foundation (HEF) on all of their posters and other representations of the event. To see the artwork in a larger size, please click on the thumbnail.

     To see Cami, her teacher, and the HEF Art Chairperson, Libby Skiba, choose to see the edited video below, which has the correct date, December 5, 2009, for when the tickets for the  Gala go on sale in the High School Atrium.


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Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra Launches 10th Anniversary Season with New Concert Master

Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra, noted by Boston music commentator Ron Della Chiesa as “one of the finest regional orchestras in the country, bar none,” launches its 10th Anniversary Season with a concert on Saturday, November 7th at 7:30PM in the Grand Ballroom of Milford Town Hall featuring “Pillars of Fifths,” Beethoven No. 5 and Shostakovich No. 5.

As longtime Claflin Hill concertmaster Nicola Takov leaves the stage, lured away by one of the finest orchestras in Spain, Claflin Hill Executive Director Paul Surapine announces a second Bulgarian native, Angel Valchinov, as his replacement. Valchinov has won various awards for his violin talents throughout the country.

Tickets for Saturday’s concert are $35 (reserved), $30 (general admission) or $25 (student/senior general admission). They are available online at , by phone at 508-478-5924 or in person one hour prior to the show at Milford Town Hall, located at 52 Main Street in Milford.

State Trooper Shot in New Bedford, Saved by Body Armor • Suspect Killed


November 5, 2009 — A Massachusetts State Police Trooper assigned to a tactical entry team was shot by a suspect during execution of a search warrant this morning in New Bedford. The bullet was absorbed by the trooper’s body armor. Troopers returned fire, killing the suspect.


The incident began at 6 a.m. today, when members of the Massachusetts State Police Special Tactical Operations (STOP) Team went to 21 Shawmut Avenue in New Bedford to execute a warrant to search for illegal narcotics inside that residence.


Per the requirements of the warrant, the troopers knocked on the exterior door of the two-family home and verbally announced their presence, that they were police officers, and that they had a warrant. They then moved through that door and approached an interior door that led to the first floor apartment that was the subject of the warrant.


As the troopers approached the second door, multiple gunshots suddenly were fired through the wall next to the door at the troopers. As the troopers were breaching the door, one member of the entry team was struck in the torso by one of the shots fired from within the apartment. Fearing for the officers’ safety, a trooper or troopers discharged their weapons. As a result of that discharge, a male occupant of the apartment was shot and suffered fatal injuries.


The trooper who was shot was wearing protective body armor, which absorbed the impact of the bullet. Because of his protective armor, the trooper suffered no immediately apparent injuries.


The suspect is not being identified at this time pending proper family notifications.


The scene has been secured and is being processed for evidence. The incident remains under investigation by the State Police Force Investigation Response and Support Team, State Police detective units, and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section.


The search warrant that the STOP Team was serving had been obtained yesterday from the New Bedford District Court by the Bristol County State Police Detective Unit. Massachusetts State Police employ the STOP Team, which is the department's tactical entry team, in execution of warrants when intelligence suggests that suspects inside targeted locations may be in possession of weapons.

Alert Citizen Leads to Arrest of Three Burglars in Milford


(Milford, MA.) November 5, 2009 — During recent months we have experienced many breaking and entering complaints especially into motor vehicles in the Milford Community. These incidents have resulted in the thefts of several GPS units, cash, wallets and other valuables that can be easily carried away.

     These incidents have occurred in several different neighborhoods throughout the town and most have occurred during the late night to early morning hours under the cover of darkness. Thefts from motor vehicles have been reported on several days of the week. Police have received some reports of suspicious activity as late as 5:00 am to 6:00 am in the morning.

     Recently Milford Police with the assistance of Bellingham Police arrested three people responsible for breaking and entering charges into several motor vehicles on Saturday October 31, 2009 in the early morning hours close to 6:00 am. On that morning an alert citizen reported to Milford Police that suspicious persons were going through their vehicles parked in their driveways. Milford Police Officers responded and conducted a successful investigation recovering several stolen items from victims in the Bear Hill area of town. Some of the stolen property included GPS, digital video camera, leather jacket, tools, wallet, credit card, car parts, and a calculator. The suspects were transported to the area in a motor vehicle and dropped off for the purpose to steal valuables from parked motor vehicles in the driveways of residents.

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

     The Milford Police Department needs your help to help deter thieves and protect your property:

1. 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 respond to check on the situation.

2. Please lock your doors and close and lock first floor windows in your home.

3. Please do not leave valuables visible to others particularly inside motor vehicles.

4. Always make your property appear occupied.

5. Secure window screens.

6. Light the outside of your home to make visible to your neighbors. Outside motion lights can make it more difficult for a burglar.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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 the lawn or shovel snow.

10. Close your garage door. Empty garages may signal no one is home.

11. Lock you vehicles and don’t keep valuables inside your car or at least out of sight thus reducing temptations for thieves.

12. Park vehicles in visible and well lit areas.

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

14. Immediately dial 911 if you see or hear something suspicious.

Thomas J. O’Loughlin

Chief of Police, Town of Milford



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Boys Win TVL

November 4, 2009 — boys varsity soccer team after solidifying their first TVL title since 2002.  The boys team ended the regular season with a record of 12-2-4.   Congrats to the Hiller boys as they head to the State Tournament.  

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New-Fangled Painter

November 4, 2009 — The unmanned machine on the side of the water tower at School and west Main Streets climbs the sides with the help of a controlling machine with pulleys on top, and paints the structure as it does so.

Out With the Old...

...and mouse-over the image to see the new

November 4, 2009 — Bill's Pizza's long-awaited expansion is now on the fast track. The business is scheduled to enjoy the last day open in its current building this Sunday, November 8, 2009. Notwithstanding any applications for demo permits, the demolition should take place soon, with a new building planned for opening between a February and March, 2010. But in the meantime, Bill's On Wheels will operate out of a specially built trailer in the back of the property in the beginning of December. The Historical Commission will entertain a demolition permit on Tuesday evening.

      To see a conceptual drawing of the new building by Gorman-Richardson architects, mouse-over the image.

Clear View

November 4, 2009 — Drivers approaching West Main Street from School Street can look to the east and have a clear view of approaching traffic. The DPW removed a very large hedge of shrubs that created a hazardous obstruction of view. Perhaps it helps that two Selectmen and at least one former Selectmen live in the neighborhood.

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The 8th annual Veteran’s Day Dinner, co-sponsored by the Council on Aging and the Veteran’s Celebration Committee, will be held on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at the Hopkinton Senior Center. The dinner is for veterans only and free for all Hopkinton veterans. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. - dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m.


A special photo show and games are planned during the dinner. Come and hang out with your buddies; old and new. Please call the Senior Center (509-497-9730) for RSVP, additional information or to request free transportation to and from the Senior Center.

Selectmen Vote for Fruit Street Athletic Fields Agreement

Synthetic turf field to be the first of two planned

Town Manager Norman Khumalo to seek $2.5 million for Milford sewer connection

by Robert Falcione

November 3, 2009 — On Thursday evening, selectmen held their meeting in Room 211, making it a short one, but dealing with some formidable subjects.

     Milford Sewer Deal

     The decade-old deal with Milford to hook up to their sewer system and pay 1.6 times the commercial rate has hit a snag in negotiations to activate the hitherto stale agreement. This year, the state approved an inter-basin transfer of up to 202,000 gallons per day of wastewater from Hopkinton to Milford, less than half what the original agreement had called for. Milford has postured for the entire amount of money previously agreed upon, and they want it all at once.

      Selectmen voted to authorize Town Manager Norman Khumalo to apply for a grant from the state for $2.5 million for that hookup deal.

      Athletic Fields

      The long-awaited agreement between the town and the Hopkinton Youth Soccer Association was voted for signing this evening. The contract allows the association to build and maintain fields at the town-owned Fruit Street property. Hopkinton CPC kicked $1 million in at Town Meeting, the association is seeking a $550,000 bank loan, and the association will put in $100,000 of its own money.

      To hear from HSA President Brian O'Keefe and Parks and Recreation Chairman Ken Driscoll explain on more detail, please watch the YouTube video below recorded this evening.



Better Safe Than sorry

November 3, 2009 — A business concerned for the well being of a person parked in its Parkwood Drive employee parking area called police, who were also concerned for the driver's safety and took him into protective custody.

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With a Little Help From Friends

November 3, 2009 — With a ton of help from Eagle Scout candidate Mark Garner, Rain Forest Landscaping from Milford and the Hopkinton Garden Club, the grounds of the Cultural Arts Alliance on Hayward Street are now immaculate. To see the monument from the other direction as well as the side of the CAA building, mouse over the image.

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Hopkinton High School Drama ensemble presents...


The Music Man


Thursday, November 12 at 4 pm,

Friday November 13 at 7:30 pm, and

Saturday, November 14 at 2 pm and 7 pm.  

Tickets are $8 for students/seniors and $10 for adults.

 Tickets are general admission and will be available at the door.



The high school drama ensemble will be presenting The Music Man next week in the middle school auditorium.  Performances are Thursday, November 12 at 4 pm, Friday November 13 at 7:30 pm, and Saturday, November 14 at 2 pm and 7 pm.  Tickets are $8 for students/seniors and $10 for adults.  Tickets are general admission and will be available at the door.

SPEAC  Craft Fair

16 Blueberry Lane in Hopkinton,

Friday November 13 from 6-9 PM

Saturday November 14 from 10-3


SPEAC has brought together some local SPEAC crafters for a day of Holiday Fun! This craft fair is being held to help raise funds for items that SPEAC has identified with a Special Education Walk through of our schools. Come support our kids and their teachers!


Beaded watches, Stained Glass, Metal art, Quilting, Mosaic picture frames, Knitted crafts, Beaded jewelry, Hats, scarves, ties, Health and Beauty products.


Please come visit and support your schools! All are invited! Most purchases will be cash or check only.

** There will also be a Project Just Because Donation Box for new unwrapped PJs, hat and mittens, socks, toys or books for Holiday Gifts. Please consider bringing a new gift for the box! Tax receipts available for your donation to PJB.

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Hopkinton Woman Seeks Life Saving Marrow Match

Marrow drive November 18, 2009 at Elmwood School gym between 1:30- 7:00 P.M.


Hopkinton, MA —A bone marrow drive will be held for a long-time teacher in the Hopkinton Public Schools and resident of Hopkinton, on Wednesday, November 18 at the Elmwood School Gym from 1:30-7:00 PM. Although previously in remission for several years, this individual was once again diagnosed with leukemia in September 2009 and it is critical she find a life-saving marrow donor.


Every 15 minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with a medical condition that requires treatment with a blood stem cell or bone marrow transplant. November is National Marrow Awareness month, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is encouraging people to help save lives by registering to be a potential donor.


Joining the Be The Match Registry is a simple process and requires only a small saliva test, but becoming a volunteer donor is a serious commitment. Those who join the registry are asked to remain committed until their 61st birthday. They are asked to commit to donating to any patient, anywhere in the world, regardless of the patient’s sex, age, race or ethnicity. This pledge can mean the difference between life and death for the patient.


To find out more about Dana-Farber’s Marrow Donor Program, please call 866-875-3324, email , or visit online at .


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, a federally designated Center for AIDS Research, and a founding member of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, a federally designated comprehensive cancer center.

 Delicious Food


Lassie Sighted in Several Areas


My cat, Lassie, a tail-less manx, has been missing since Wednesday Oct 21 from 196 Ash St. I have gotten Lassie sightings that extend as far as Granite St/Greystone Lane to the Springwood development.


This past Sunday morning, 1 Nov, she was spotted by 3 different households in the Gibbon Rd/Kimball Rd area. She went into the woods in back of 14 Gibbon Rd. She is most likely in the woods within 1 mile of 196 Ash St. If anyone sees her, you please call Janice Plumb, 508-733-6303 or email


She is very skittish at this point. Please put cat food out for her. Reward Offered.

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