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Frances H. Bowler, 92


HOPKINTON - Frances H. Bowler, 92, died Monday, February 8, 2010 in Boston.  Born in Hopkinton, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Gildon) Prikacki.  She was the wife of the late Thomas R. Bowler and a 1935 graduate of Hopkinton High School.

In addition to her husband, she is pre-deceased by her sons Charles and David Haefeli.  She is survived by her brother Joseph Pratt of Hopkinton and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. 

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 13 at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton.  Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.  Prior to the Mass, there will be visitation from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton.

Reprise of Clayton Willoughby's "Let it Snow" 

February 10, 2010 — Please  enjoy a reprise of Clayton Willoughby's recent performance that he played during the last snowstorm.



Team Finds Missing Lunenburg Resident


TOWNSEND - February 10, 2010 — A Composite Search Team consisting of State Police, local police and firefighters and volunteer civilian searchers this morning located a 44-year-old woman who had been missing since Monday. The woman, a Lunenburg resident, was found alive in a wooded area in Townsend. The woman was transported to an area hospital for evaluation. The search for the missing woman began yesterday afternoon and continued through late last night. The search was resumed this morning at 6 a.m.


The Composite Search Team, conducting a line search, located the woman at 8:35 a.m. in woods in the vicinity of Gilcrest Road in Townsend. The Composite Search Team was composed of members of the State Police Special Emergency Response Team, State Police K-9 units, local police and firefighters and trained civilian searchers. Also participating in the overall search was the State Police Air Wing (File photo), troopers assigned to the Leominster Barracks, and troopers assigned to the Troop C Community Action Team.

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Early School Dismissal February 10, 2010

Early Dismissal Times

AM Kindergarten 12:05 PM
No PM Kindergarten
Center School - Grade 1 12:05 PM
Elmwood School 11:25 PM
Hopkins School 12:05 PM
Middle School 10:45 AM
High School 10:45 AM

Hopkinton 76, Dover-Sherborn 38

February 10, 2010 — With the point spread between the two teams as wide as it was, it is unlikely that Josh Laurence, above, is suffering the agony of defeat, but instead the agony of an elbow in the ribs. Below, senior boys pose with parents. Click to enlarge.

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School Parents Present Petition

Trustees to transfer the library to the town

Above, Amy Ritterbush, left, and Cindy Bernardo presenting a petition to the Selectmen


February 10, 2010 — Last night, the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen held an abbreviated session due to the absence of Town Manager Norman Khumalo, who was believed to have come down with the flu. Chairman Brian Herr noted that in his absence, Mr. Khumalo's evident importance as Town Manager kept the Board from holding a meeting on the budget.

      In addition, the board decided defer a vote on accepting Bolton as a member of the regional ETA [Economic Target Area] that Hopkinton belongs to, pending discussions with Mr. Khumalo regarding its pros and cons.

       A few parents attending the meeting also signed an online petition expressing concern for the Town manger's request to all town department to consider a 2.65% decrease from last year's budget. The Superintendent presented that scenario and his own budget, at the School Committee meeting last Thursday, and the school committee came up with one that was .5% over last year's. The School Committee is the  authority, under Massachusetts law, to determine the school department's budget.

      During liaison updates, Mr. Herr said that the MWRTA is considering a route for a reverse commute to Hopkinton from the T train station to businesses on South Street.

      And Selectman RJ Dourney reported that the Trustees of the Hopkinton Public Library, who own the land and building, are still considering transferring ownership to the Town of Hopkinton. HopNews will have a video report on that from Reporter Andrew Sweeney early Wednesday afternoon. Please check back.

      The Selectmen plan to meet again on Thursday at 7:00 pm with the budget as the sole agenda item, presuming Mr. Khumalo is well.

Motor Vehicle Stop in Brockton Yields Loaded Gun and Drugs 


BROCKTON - February 9, 2010 — Last night at approximately 9:15, Massachusetts State Trooper Mark Concannon observed a 2009 Ford Taurus speeding on West Elm Street in Brockton. When the trooper attempted to pull over the vehicle, the operator refused to stop.


The driver abandoned the vehicle in the vicinity of 55 City Hall Plaza and fled on foot. State troopers pursued the operator on foot and captured him at the corner of Montello and Centre Streets. Troopers recovered 18 bags believed to contain crack cocaine from the defendant, who was identified as LEE ASHFORD, 27, of Randolph.


When troopers returned to the vehicle, they found on the rear seat a Luger 9mm handgun with four rounds of ammunition in the magazine.


ASHFORD is charged with possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute; possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, and numerous motor vehicle charges. He is being held on $20,000 cash bail pending arraignment in Brockton District Court.

Friday, March 5 and Saturday, March 6 at 8:00 pm
Woodville Rod & Gun Club
Route 135, Hopkinton, MA
Above, HopNews file photo
It's time for the ESL annual sketch comedy show with the ESL Live! band - Bedrock
Tickets are $15 for all seats. Visit the website to reserve your seats - TICKETS GO FAST!
(The Rod & Gun Club's bar will be open to patrons. Proper ID will be required to purchase alcohol.)



Silent Auction

HPTA Children's Gallery Preview

 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Doubletree Hotel, 5400 Computer Drive, Westborough MA
A Family Fun Event!

  • Ever-popular children’s baskets!
  • Zhu Zhu Pet Raffle valued at $280
  • Autographed K-3 class items
  • Free ice cream sundae bar (nut free) *
  • “Clarity” the Clown
  • Face painting and balloons

Relay For Life

May 21 – Saturday, May 22, 2010

More Adult Supervision Needed

Planning session Thursday, February 25, 2010, Hopkinton Middle school Cafeteria, 6:30 p.m.


Above, file photo from Relay for Life 2008.


February 9, 2010 — The American Cancer Society Relay For Life, an overnight event that takes place on both the JV and Varsity football fields, will be held Friday, May 21 – Saturday, May 22, 2010. It is an event to honor cancer patients and their caregivers who must battle cancer around the clock. Relay began in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt ran and walked around a track for 24 hours to raise money for the Society.


In Hopkinton, we are fortunate to have many concerned students taking up the fight but as our Relay has grown, so has our need for adult involvement alongside the students. At our last meeting, increased supervision and security at the event was the major topic of discussion. The mostly student Planning Committee proposed and enacted a requirement that all teams must have at least two adult members. There will also be increased monitoring in the campsite area and a process for checking chaperones in and out as their shifts change over.


Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported and that one day – cancer will be eliminated. The Planning Committee is also increasing the integration of both cancer survivors and the mission of the American Cancer Society and the Relay For Life into the event.


What exactly is Relay for Life? Teams of no more than 15 individuals (students, adults, families) are formed and they begin fundraising for the fight against cancer. On the day of the Relay, teams set up campsites around the high school track where lots of fun is had (games, stories, lots of eating, etc.) while always remembering the real reason for participating. There’s a DJ playing music, a dunk tank (to raise even more money), and other activities, eg, theme laps where team members dress accordingly, etc. One rule: at least one team member should be walking the track at all times. The Relay kicks off with a Survivors Lap, followed by a Luminaria ceremony at dusk where bags of sand with candles are lit with names of those who lost their battle with cancer, those currently coping with cancer treatment, and survivors. It is a very moving ceremony.


Everyone in the community is encouraged to create a team or join an existing one. On Thursday, February 25, come to the middle school cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. to hear why we Relay and how to get involved. has information and links to start or join a team or sign up as a cancer survivor. If you’d rather, you can call Donna McGuire at 508-435-5542 for more information about Hopkinton’s Relay for Life.


The following planning meeting is Thursday, March 11 and we encourage anyone interested in helping us plan and execute Relay to join us in the high school cafeteria at 7:30 p.m. We are looking for additional assistance with both planning (in advance) and implementing (day/night of) the Relay. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Event Chairs Cecily Boyce and Will Relle at or American Cancer Society staff partner Kate Glynn at or 781.314.2670.

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Sponsored by:

Compiled by David Sheehan for © 2010 All Rights Reserved

Transactions from February 2, 2010 - February 8, 2010






44 Wilson Street South Middlesex Non-Profit Housing Corporation $1,000,000 Feb 8, 2010 Mezitt Agricultural Corporation
50 Walcott Valley Drive #54
Christopher D. Vrysen
$143,000 Feb 8, 2010 Fed Home Loan Mort Corp
Last Week        
101 Hayden Rowe Street Jerald Richard & Cynthia Richard $285,000 Feb 1, 2010 Sales Options LLC
13 Daniel Shays Road Wayne Arthur & Amy L. Arthur $668,500 Jan 29, 2010 Scott J. Catherwood & Tammy L. Catherwood
Hayden Rowe Street Sales Options LLC $256,489.64 Jan 28, 2010 Daniel Pinkava & Gretchen Pinkava
9 Rosenwood Lane Amogh Kavimandan $268,500 Jan 28, 2010 Brian P. Spaulding
23 Apple Tree Hill Gregory J. Marcinek & Kimberley A. McDonnell $165,000 Jan 27, 2010 Santina F. Gerber & Ronald S. Gerber
14 Falcon Ridge Drive Brent G. Auslander & Christine M. Auslander $693,000 Jan 25, 2010 Scott D. Willover & Janet A. Salafia Willover




February 8, 2010 — South Middlesex Non-Profit Housing Corporation, a non-profit arm of the for-profit South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC), has purchased the land and building they have leased for years, known as the Serenity House, from Mezitt Agricultural, an entity owned by Roy S. MacDowell Jr., principal of the Legacy Farms project, which is being developed on former nursery land and consists of a projected 940 residential units and 450,000 square feet of commercial/retail/industrial space.

       Because Serenity House is located in the OSMUD, a specially zoned overlay approved for the Legacy project, and because the agreement with the town states that non-profits must pay a PILOT (Payment in lieu of taxes) in that overlay, and because SMOC is renown for fighting any attempt from municipalities to collect PILOTs, the seller has agreed to pay the amount that would have been collected in taxes as an exception to the original agreement.

"It" is Not a Place

February 8, 2010 — Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jack Phelan spoke at the HEF Gala on Saturday and said that the traditional slogan that Hopkinton uses surrounding the Boston Marathon, "It All Starts Here," was not all about a place. He said, referring to the generosity of the attendees, that it all starts here, covering his heart with an open hand. President of the HEF, Kim Pucci, background of photo, thanked the attendees and read a list of technology that the school has benefitted from with the help of the foundation. Page down to see video interviews from that evening.

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Police News UP-TO-DATE

February 8, 2010

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3:52 am Walk-in requested a well-being check on her ex-boyfriend who lives in Hopedale. He was intoxicated and home alone with his 7-year old daughter...


9:27 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil stopped a vehicle on Grove Street, and Sergeant Michael Sutton requested a State Police K9 Unit for a motor vehicle search. Two 17-year old individuals...


9:56 pm Parole officer requested the Hopkinton Police check on the location of one of their parolees. The party had a GPS monitoring device indicating that he had violated curfew. Officer Gregg DeBoer located the party in the woods behind 77 West Main...


3:42 pm Caller from Main Street reported that a group of kids have gathered on the front lawn of his property...

Track Teams Have a Record Breaking Day

Above, file photo, Kellie Lodge and Kim Bolick

by Linda Clancy

February 7, 2010 — Members of the Boys and Girls Track Teams shattered records at the McIntyre Elite Relays today at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.


The stars of the day were the Girls 4x800 relay team running 9:35.41 to capture 4th place. Haley Anderson, Kim Bolick, Kellie Lodge and Tam Mills not only broke the Hopkinton High School record but also broke the TVL all time record by 6 seconds! Coach Hall could not have been more proud of the girls. He commented, “Placing 4th in a meet that included the large 2000 student schools is quite a feat.”


The Boys 4x800 relay team also had an amazing race. Mike Ronan, Zach Hutchinson, Kevin Franke and Cam Fairbanks ran 8:19.49 for 10th place, setting a new Hopkinton High School record. The Boys 4x400 relay team of Mike Ronan, Jake Whittles, Josh Hacunda and Zach Hutchinson ran a season best time of 3:32.20 to end up in 7th place.


Three other teams competed for Hopkinton. Sam Oleson, Maggie Olney and Jackie Chrico placed 10th in the shot put relay. In the sprint medley, Lodge, Dana Cavedon, Sheena Dupry and Emily Jarvis placed 18th with a time of 4:29.78. Sam Prescott, Mirelle Raza, Kelly O’Connor and Cavedon ended up in 9th place missing the hurdles finals by 1/10th.



Holyoke MV Stop Results in Discovery of 500 Bag Heroin Cache



February 7, 2010 — Today at approximately 4:50 p.m., Massachusetts State Trooper Brendhan Shugrue stopped a 2009 Jeep Cherokee on Route 91 West in Holyoke, just north of Exit 16, for failing to keep right of center. The operator was identified as 31-year-old AARON DIAZ from East Hartford, Conn.


During the stop troopers discovered that neither the operator or his passenger, 22-year-old STEVEN PEDRAZA from Hartford, Conn., had authority to be using the vehicle.


When troopers attempted to arrest DIAZ a struggle ensued, and he fled the scene. Troopers pursued him on foot and recovered a bag containing approximately 500 bags of heroin that DIAZ allegedly discarded. He initially eluded capture. The State Police Air Wing and K-9 units (File photo) were called in to assist with the search.


The passenger, PEDRAZA, was placed under arrest at the scene for using a motor vehicle without authority and conspiracy to violate narcotic laws.


Approximately one hour after the search began, Trooper Brian Pearl located DIAZ at Westfield and Hillside Avenue in Holyoke. He was taken into custody without incident. DIAZ is charged with using a motor vehicle without authority; trafficking in a Class A substance; possession of a Class A substance with intent to distribute, subsequent offense; conspiracy to violate narcotic laws; assault and battery on a police officer; and resisting arrest.


Both subjects are being held at the Northampton State Police Barracks pending bail. They are scheduled for arraignment at the Holyoke District Court tomorrow.

HEF Gala Proceeds Could Top $35,000

Above, HEF President Kim Pucci reads the list of contributions the foundation, with the help of residents, have made to the school department. Mouse over image to see part of larger room.


February 7, 2010 — The Hopkinton Education Foundation (HEF) held their annual tony gala at Lakeview Pavilion in Foxborough last evening, where an estimated 350 people showed up to dine, dance, and try their luck.

      WBZ Radio 1030 AM talk show host Jordan Rich was good enough to conduct the live auction and to speak beforehand with HopNews Video Reporter, David Sheehan, who he called an "outstanding interviewer." Check out the video below of that and several other interviews conducted last night at the gala:


This HD video is of outstanding quality. To see it on YouTube and in HD, click on the You Tube icon in the right corner of the player. Then choose to view in HD and full screen if so desired.



Hot Time at Cornell's With Hot Acoustics

February 7, 2010 — Hopkinton resident Steve Spector and his group Hot Acoustics rocked Cornell's on Saturday evening with a mix of cover tunes and originals, which instant favorites.

     And for the first time, Hot Acoustics will be the feature entertainment at the 38th Annual Hopkinton Policeman's Dinner Dance at the Portuguese Club in Milford on April 10, 2010.

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New Venue a Great Success for Open Mic

February 7, 2010 — Ciao Time at 28 Main Street was the new venue for ESL's Open Mic night last night, and there was standing room only on their first night. Barbara Kessler was host for the event, which appreciates a $5 charge for listening or playing. The next Open Mic will not be on the first Saturday of the month as usual, but on the second Saturday in March (Featuring Dan Cloutier) to avoid any conflict with ESL Live — a take off of Saturday Night Live, but with Hopkinton themes — which will be presented on March 5 & 6,at 8:00 p.m. at the Woodville Rod and Gun Club, Route 135, Wood Street, Hopkinton.

Loose Caboose

February 7, 2010 — Dad Dan McCarthy pulls his sons behind him on Hopkinton Reservoir yesterday, as it appears Michael, 5, who is laughing about what will happen next, is about to be set free from the train by his brother, Patrick, 7.

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Mobil Alarm

February 7, 2010 — The Hopkinton Fire Department answered an alarm for a water leak at the Mobil Station on West Main Street, and subsequently called for the wiring inspector, who showed up momentarily due to the submersion of electrical devices or wires.

Division II Wrestling Sectionals

February 7, 2010 — After falling behind 11-1, Matt Dry never gave up.  At the Division II Central Team Wrestling Sectionals in Marlboro on Saturday, Matt came from behind to win the match with an exciting third period pin over his King Phillip opponent.

Clayton Willoughby

For those who were too busy to take a moment, or could not turn the volume up because of surroundings during the weekdays, please enjoy a reprise of Mr. Willoughby's performances from last week exclusively for HopNews. People have commented on this Hopkinton resident's unique and entertaining style. Take a step back into his time machine, and see artifacts from the 1950s, as he might sing a familiar song, sing one that you want to hear over and over again, or talk about his lessons from gypsies, who camped out in his backyard as a child.

Clayton Willoughby Sings and Plays Jambalaya

Clayton Willoughby Sings and Plays Jambalaya

Clayton Willoughby - The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea

Clayton Willoughby - The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea

Clayton Willoughby - Let It Snow

Clayton Willoughby - Let It Snow

Hopkinton 70,  Ashland 58

February 6, 2010 — Thomas Hennigan, left, is just coming out of reverse after making a fast break the length of the court, and watches his throw ooze out the bottom of the net. Members of the High School band, below, wore funny hats and played great tunes during lulls in play.

Go Green

February 6, 2010 — John Shea and Amanda Carbonneau show off not only their wares, but also their support for Hopkinton teams by selling Hiller products to help the cause.



Hopkinton 52, Ashland 31

February 6, 2010 — Alee Leteria and hundreds of other folks watch to see if her attempt at two points will be good, last night at home against Ashland.

Senior Night

February 6, 2010 — During Senior Night for the girls basketball team, three girls gave their parents flowers prior to the start of the varsity game. Above, the Lockwoods pause for a pose, as did the other seniors, thumbnails below.

       In addition, all of the TVL League teams are wearing the iconic breast cancer color pink in memory of Kay Yow, a former North Carolina State University Basketball Coach, who died of the disease one year ago. All of the proceeds from TVL games last evening were donated to the fund. In addition, the right thumbnail is a shot of Brittany Wach singing the national anthem.

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With a Little Help From a Friend

February 6, 2010 — Besides walking dogs, ice fishing was the next most popular activity at Hopkinton State Park yesterday. Above, after running to check a sprung flag, and coming up with an empty hook, the fisherman on the left gets a hand resetting his flag.

Kindergarten Lottery Numbers Chosen

February 5, 2010 — Last evening, Nancy Burdick and Principal Jennifer Parson read randomly chosen lottery numbers for students wanting to be accepted into a full day program for kindergarten to be held at Center School in the fall of 2010, after generating the order of the numbers from

       The parameters of 1-145 were put into the web program intended to kick out numbers for the 154 children, which includes multiples for twins and triplets.

        Ms. Parson said that 88 slots would be filled, but added that it didn't mean that the first 88 numbers had won a spot due to the multiple children in a family. In fact, the first 88 slots ended at number 43, which is bold and in red in the list below, due to 5 sets of twins or multiple children in a family in the first set of numbers.

        The volume of numbers was chosen so that in the case of several families decided not to accept the full-day kindergarten, or to pay the $ 4,000 yearly fee, there would be no need for an additional lottery.


These are the numbers:


135, 144, 94, 104, 117, 124, 74, 48, 29, 65, 125, 69, 30, 46, 108, 36, 33, 6, 76, 22, 142, 119, 34, 112, 37,47, 115, 82, 66, 75, 51, 116, 64, 122, 73, 40, 111, 137, 128, 71, 31, 70, 102, 113, 139, 93, 118, 96, 19, 120, 26, 15,129,18, 8, 50, 106, 44, 63, 55, 77, 27, 45, 89, 20, 23, 130, 136, 109, 140, 81, 5, 61, 67, 101, 35, 126, 80, 2, 79, 38, 85, 43, 132, 53, 3, 58, 59, 7, 78, 2, 91, 72, 57, 97, 4, 110, 134, 88, 32, 121, 87, 14, 98, 105, 145, 41, 99, 95, 17, 127, 24, 25, 86, 68, 100, 92, 90, 9, 49, 10, 84, 83, 12, 28, 131, 62, 60, 11, 143, 1, 138, 42, 39, 103, 16, 13, 123, 114, 133, 52, 54, 141, 56, 107


Ms. Parson said that people who do accept their slot need to notify the school by Friday, February 12, 2010 at 2:00 pm

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BeFREE! Skating Event

A great time was had by everyone at the recent beFREE! Project’s Skating Night at the New England Sports Center. A special thank you goes out to all the chaperones, especially those who braved the ice with all those high energy high school students. We’d also like to thank the Skating Club of Boston for offering us the ice at a reduced rate and the Youth Commission who subsidized the cost. Our next high school event will be a handball tournament in March. Be on the lookout for more details in the next few weeks.


The beFREE project is a drug and alcohol prevention coalition that provides alternative social activities for teens. We also sponsor parent coffees that provide information and strategies for preventing youth substance abuse. If you would like to become involved in the coalition or host or attend a parent coffee, contact Jane Roche or Sue Hadley at

School Feasibility Study Firm Authorized


by Heather Kelly

February 5, 2010 — Prior to last night’s School Committee meeting, School Committee Chair Nancy Burdick drew the lottery numbers for the 88 available slots in next year’s pilot full-day kindergarten program.  “We have 154 children whose families have expressed interest in the lottery,” said Center School Principal Jennifer Parson.  Using the website, Burdick generated a randomized list of the numbers 1 through 145 (families having either twins or triplets each received a single lottery number for their family’s incoming kindergartners).  The numbers were then read aloud.   Families can call Center School with questions.  Deposits to hold places won in the lottery are due by February 12; Parson said that Center School will be mailing detailed letters home on Friday to all families whose children have received slots from the lottery.


The School Committee authorized Burdick to sign the necessary paperwork to retain Design Partnership of Cambridge for designer services for the feasibility study of the proposed new elementary school building.  Superintendent John Phelan noted that town meeting had previously authorized $385,000 for the feasibility study.  “These negotiations have stayed within the parameters of that appropriation,” he said.


David Finney, President of DPC, was on hand to explain the next steps.  First, DPC will evaluate the building for potential renovation (Center School) and the sites for new buildings (the Elmwood campus as well as the Fruit Street property).  Then, schematic designs will be produced for the project.  June 1 is the projected date to have a site, a budget, and a projection of which grades would be housed in which schools.


Assistant Superintendent Mary Colombo discussed the district’s consideration of a bullying and harassment policy.  “I would prefer to wait for the legislation, to get it right,” Colombo said.  According to Colombo, Massachusetts is one of only ten states to not have legislation that deals with bullying in the schools.  Legislation is currently under consideration on Beacon Hill. Photo: Brian Main, Jennie Merrill, and David Finney, President of Design Partnership of Cambridge.


 “Don’t we have some type of reference to student behavior in the handbook?” asked Burdick.


“Yes,” replied Colombo.


“Bullying occurs everywhere,” added Phelan.  He explained that school staff are currently taking training on harassment, and are looking at how bullying and harassment manifests for students.


The searches for new principals at both the High School and Hopkins School will soon come to conclusion, according to Phelan.  Pre-screenings and interviews will be followed by public forums, on March 2 for the High School search, and March 17 for the Hopkins School search.  Phelan plans to announce the new principals a few days after the respective public forums.


Director of Finance Geoff MacDonald reported on the financial numbers for the second quarter of FY 10.  Currently, there is a projected year end balance of $426,250, with $398,000 of that already earmarked for FY 11 offsets.

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MetroWest YMCA: February Vacation Club

February 15-19


For Children Currently in Grades K-6








Come to the YMCA for a week fun, games, adventures and so much more! Activities will include, sports, arts and crafts, swimming, team challenges, sledding a field trip and more! Make this a week your kids won’t forget! The last day to register for this program is Wednesday February 10th


Participants can register for individual days or for the entire week: Rates are as follows:

Day Rate: $ 50.00 per day for MetroWest YMCA Members $65.00 per day for non-members

Week Rate (5 days): $220.00 for MetroWest YMCA Members $295.00 for non-members

AM Care 7:00am-8:30am $8.00 a day

For more information or to register, please contact 508-435-9345 or

Free Home Energy Savings Seminar

Firehouse Training Room

February 24th at 6:30PM


The Hopkinton Sustainable Green Committee (HOP GREEN) has invited the Massachusetts Municipal Association to provide community members with a free seminar on Weatherizing Your Home for Ultimate Savings on February 24th at 6:30PM at the second floor of the Firehouse on Main St. Residents, friends and town committee members are all invited to attend this session which will focus on several points including insulation savings, resources for home audits and finding ways to finance larger energy savings projects.


“Weatherizing Your Home for Ultimate Savings seminars covers key elements to reduce home energy costs,” explains John Mosher (File photo), chair of HOP GREEN. “The free workshops will teach effective ways to reduce energy use and costs.”


Presenters will lead a slide show to illustrate hands on tips, discuss which changes are the most cost effective and provide free educational materials for attendees. Refreshments will be provided.


To learn more about this workshop please log on to www.HOPGREEN.COM for this and other activities by the Hopkinton Sustainable Green Committee.




Featuring: Steve Spector, Tim Leavitt, Carter Berking, Ray Elwood

Appearing LIVE at CORNELL’S!

229 Hayden Rowe Street

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

8:45pm – Midnight

Performing vintage songs by…

Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, The Bee Gees, Crosby Still Nash and Young, Sting, Robert Cray, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Grateful Dead, The Eagles, Jim Croce, Eric Clapton, Everly Brothers, Elton John, The Who, The Beatles, Tom Petty, Rolling Stones & many more!

at new location:
Ciao Time Catering on Main Street
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Hosted by Barbara Kessler
Featured Performer: "Shecky"
Doors open at 7:00 for sign-ups with show starting at 7:30
$5.00 to participate or be in the audience

Legislators Host Music Students

Representative Dykema and Senator Spilka were pleased to host the Hopkinton 8th Grade Band, Chorus, and String Ensemble at the State House for a Concert held on Friday January 29th


Above are all 184 students with Representative Dykema and Puja Mehta, Constituent Services Director from Senator Spilka’s Office. 

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Three Arrested in Milford on Drugs, Weapons Charges


(Milford, MA.) February 4, 2010 — Last night, Milford Detectives were investigating illegal drug activity in the Depot Street area and subsequently arrested three male subjects from Milford and Hopedale, MA. Two subjects under surveillance were observed making a hand to hand drug deal in the parking lot of the Countryside Liquors on Central Street shortly before 8:00 p.m. Detectives Sousa and Ball affected the arrests of two individuals and seized a small amount of oxycodone, a knife, an electric stun gun and approximately $1300 cash. A third subject was later arrested during the investigation after he had delivered a substance believed to be cocaine to one of the undercover detectives on Claflin Street shortly after 9:30 p.m.

       After detectives had identified themselves as police and ordered him to stop he tried evading them by running away up Claflin Street. During the foot pursuit the suspect was observed by detectives pulling out a gun from his waist, pointing it in the direction of pursuing detectives and firing shots at them. Detectives Sousa and Ball reported hearing the sounds of some type of gunshots being fired in their direction. The fleeing suspect was also observed throwing things out of his pockets as he ran away up Claflin Street. The suspect was quickly apprehended by Detective Sousa in a hallway located at 2B Cemetery Street. The gun was later recovered in the road on Claflin Street. The gun was a BB gun that looked similar to an automatic pistol that many police use for duty weapons. The suspect made admissions to detectives he fired shots at them saying it was only a fake gun and that he was scared.

      After the three were arrested a search warrant was issued by the Clerk Magistrate of the Milford District Court authorizing officers to search the first floor apartment at 22 Depot Street Milford, MA. where officers conducted a search into the early hours of the morning. Police did find evidence of illegal drug dealing.


The following individuals were arrested and charged with the following:

1. Kevin Ireland, age 17 of 22 Depot Street Milford, MA

A) Possession of a Class B Substance with intent to Distribute

B) Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law


2. Kevin LeClaire, age 22 of 333 South Main Street Hopedale, MA

          A) Warrant, out of town

B) Warrant, out of town

C) Carrying a Dangerous Weapon

D) Possession of Class B Substance

E) Possession of an electric stun gun

F) Conspiracy to Violate Drug Law


3. Stephen T. Lepouttre, age 19 of 2 Cemetery Street Milford, MA

A) Possession of Class B substance with intent to distribute

B) Assault with a dangerous weapon

C) Possession of a Class B substance

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