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End of the Beginning

March 3, 2010 — Friends Mike Torosian and Bill's Pizza principal George Vasilakeris enjoy a meal at the new bar at the end of Bill's first day of a soft opening after being closed since mid-November, 2009, for a total rebuild.



Marguerite L. Wood, 84


Milford- Marguerite L. Wood, 84, of Milford and formerly of Hopkinton, died Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at the Milford Regional Medical Center. Born in Newton, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Rose (Pelletier) Howland. She was the wife of the late William A. Wood Sr. who passed away in 1995.

Marguerite married William on May 17, 1952. She worked at Milford Daily News, Dennis & Kybe in Hopkinton and Telechron in Ashland. She enjoyed knitting, puzzles and took pride in the Hop Town Cross Roaders C.B. Club.

She is survived by 3 sons, William Wood of Hopkinton, Frederick Wood of Greig, NY, and Thomas Wood of Milford. She also leaves behind 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by 4 brothers, Joseph, Robert, Fred, and William Howland and 2 sisters, Rose Berquist and Dorothea Colella.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 4, 2010 from 5-8p.m. at the
Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A service at the funeral home will take place
on Friday at 12:00p.m. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th floor Brookline, MA 02445
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Suffolk County, N.Y., Police Cold Case Detectives

Seek Assistance In Identifying Body


March 3, 2010 —  Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad Cold Case detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying the body of a man that was found on a beach on Plum Island in New York on January 14, 2010.


The man is described as a black male, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, between 160 and 190 pounds, between 50 and 70 years old. He was wearing a light green three-button shirt with dark green horizontal stripes, green cargo pants with buttons inscribed with “God Body Collection,” brown loafers in size 10, blue plaid boxer shorts and a belt with a buckle bearing the inscription “Stacy Adams.”


During a post-mortem examination, it was discovered that the man had a well-healed head injury and indications of prior neurosurgery. He was also taking the medications Dilantin and Phenobarbital prior to his death.


Detectives are looking into the possibility that the man may be from Connecticut, Rhode Island or Massachusetts.


Anyone with information about the identity of this man is asked to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

Runners Helping Seniors Need Sponsors

March 3, 2010 — Mike McNamara and Jeanie Vumbuca will be running in the Boston Marathon to raise funds for Senior Center programs not covered in the Town budget. Donations in Mike and Jeanie’s names can be mailed to Friends of the Hopkinton Seniors, 28 Mayhew St., Hopkinton, MA 01748 or dropped off at the Senior Center.



Inside the New Bill's Pizza

One-minute report by Austin Falcione


March 2, 2010 — Austin takes us from the old Bill's Pizza and into the new one in just one minute's time.

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Hopkinton Resident Receives Prestigious award

Wayne R. Davies, Esq., CFP was awarded the FIVE STAR Wealth ManagerSM distinction for 2010.
Nominated by high net-worth individuals and financial services industry professionals, Mr. Davies is among just 4 % of wealth managers in the Boston area to be honored with this award.
Mr. Davies appeared in the February 2010 issue of Boston Magazine.
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Mirror, Mirror...

March 2, 2010 — Fully equipped firefighters used a mirror this afternoon to peek inside a chimney fire on Cedar Street at C Street, shortly before 5:30 pm.

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Fatal Crash on Route 495 in Berlin

Hopkinton resident seriously injured


March 2, 2010 — Today at approximately 9:16 a.m., troopers from the Massachusetts State Police Barracks in Leominster responded to reports of a one-car crash on route 495 northbound at the 68.2 mile marker in Berlin. Boston Channel photo.


Preliminary investigation by Trooper Eric Higgins indicates that the vehicle, a 2009 Chevrolet Express Van, rolled over several times and came to rest in the breakdown lane. There were two male occupants in the vehicle at the time of the crash and the passenger, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle. 


The passenger, William C. Lewis, 29, of North Grafton, was pronounced deceased at the scene by responding EMS personnel while the operator, Joseph R. Murray, 32, of Hopkinton, sustained serious injuries and was transported to University of Massachusetts Medical Center for treatment.


The facts and circumstances of this crash remain under investigation by Troop C of the Massachusetts State Police with the assistance of the State Police Crime Scene Services Section and the State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section.

EMC Announces Authorization of Stock Purchase Program


Board Authorizes Plan to Purchase VMware Shares to Maintain EMC's Majority Ownership of VMware at Approximately 80%


HOPKINTON, Mass., March 2 — EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock purchase program to allow the company to make open market purchases of VMware Class A common stock in order to maintain EMC's approximately 80% majority ownership at its current level over the long term.  


The stock purchase program underscores VMware's role in EMC's strategic direction and acknowledges VMware's leading position as the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the data center and to the cloud, and as one of the IT industry's most compelling value propositions.  


David Goulden, EMC Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer said, "The public offering of VMware's stock has enabled EMC to expose the value of VMware to the public markets, attract and retain the best talent in the industry and continually reinforce VMware's commitment to an open platform strategy.  We believe maintaining EMC's ownership level in VMware at approximately 80% allows us to continue to achieve the above objectives while also maximizing value for EMC shareholders over the long term."  



Hopkinton High School Drama

The Hopkinton High School Drama Ensemble will be presenting the Pulitzer prize winning comedy, “You Can’t Take it With You” on March 4, 5, & 6 at the High School auditorium.  Thursday’s performance will be at 4 pm and the Friday and Saturday night shows will begin at 7:30.  Tickets are $8 and $10 and will be available at the door.

Selectmen Consider Requesting CPA Cut

Suggest cuts by teachers

March 1, 2010 — Looking for ways to hold taxes down, Selectmen this evening considered cutting the Town of Hopkinton's Community Preservation Act funding, a Commonwealth of Massachusetts program that once matched 100% contributions of participating towns, but in recent years, has reduced its commitment. Hopkinton signed on to the CPA contribution with a Town Meeting vote, and according to dialogue this evening, could be reversed by a Town Meeting vote.

         In addition to funding much of the Lake Whitehall land purchase, the Community Preservation Commission accepts funding requests for active and passive recreation, historical and housing, and have contributed substantially to the Fruit Street Athletic Fields, the ADA compliance at the Library, and many other projects around town.

         Selectmen Chair Brian Herr said this evening that Town Manager Norman Khumalo could put an Article on the Town Meeting warrant to reverse or suspend future participation on the program that adds a tax onto the bills of residents, currently to the tune of $690,000.

         Town Departments, as well as members of the School Committee, were invited to sit in at what was originally billed as a working session by Selectmen.

         Saying that he wanted to keep world-class schools, Selectman R J Dourney added, "The teachers need to face reality; the unions need to face reality.

          "I am not asking to compromise the quality of education. Can we expect the teachers to take the same cuts everyone else is taking? I am seeing $550,000 in increases," he said.

          Superintendent of Schools John Phelan said that he could not offer any details of negotiating strategy with the teachers, implying that cuts were being discussed.

          Selectman Michele Gates said, "'Need' is the operative word here.... I'm sorry Norman; there's got to be a way to cut a little more," she said, referring to the Information Technology budget item.

         Mr. Khumalo and Mr. Herr noted that the law allows the town to increase the tax levy by 2.5% each year, but this year, they have kept the increase to less than 1.5%.

         The Selectmen will meet next Tuesday and wrap up what they believe should be their final suggestions to the Appropriations Committee, and will  further discuss issues such as the CPA, Stabilization Fund, Capital Improvements, School Impacts, Steps and Raises, Keefe Tech, Information Technology, and the Youth Commission.

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Hopkinton Boy Wins Youth Division Title


On Feb 28, 2010 Nolan Cornu won first place in 136lb youth division for the title of State Wrestling Champion which was held in Chelmsford.  He qualifies for the New England Championship Youth Division to be held on March 9th in Hudson, Mass.  Nolan also won the 2010 Most Outstanding Wrestler Of The Year at Fessenden Junior Prep Tournament held in Newton.  He is an 8th grader at the Fay School in Southborough and the captain of his wrestling team.  ~ Contributed



Springtime Egg Hunt


Come celebrate spring with the Woodville Trailbusters 4H Club at their FIRST EVER Annual Springtime Egg Hunt on April 10, 2010 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at 25 Winter St in Hopkinton.  In Winnie’s Hundred Acre Woods, children find eggs, meet costumed characters, enjoy a petting zoo and ride along on the hay wagon.  The cost to attend is $3 per child under the age of 12; an adult must accompany all children.  Plus, families can enjoy popcorn and snow cones for purchase.  All proceeds benefit the Woodville Trailbusters 4H Club.


The Woodville Trailbusters 4H Club is a nonprofit organization for kids aged 5 to 18 focusing on the study of horses.  The club consists of roughly 40 members from Hopkinton, Upton, Ashland, Holliston, Bellingham, Milford, Westborough, Northborough, Grafton, Southborough, and Framingham. -Cory Branscomb

Police News UP-TO-DATE


March 1, 2010

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11:27 am  A caller on Nazneen Circle reported that at midnight someone threw a firecracker at their front door...


12:54 am  A caller on Granite Street reported someone just blew up his neighbor's mailbox with some type of device...


2:36 pm  The Milford Police Department requested that the Hopkinton Police Department speak with a resident as their vehicle was involved in a shop lifting incident in their town...


8:29 pm  A 911 caller reporter her juvenile sons had gotten in a fight and one was bleeding heavily...

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Compiled  for © 2010 All Rights Reserved

Transactions from February 22, 2010 -March 1, 2010






Amherst Rd. Robert F. LaPointe $30,000 Mar 1,2010 Timothy LaPointe
3 Nazneen Cir. Mukhtar H. Zaidi $186,900 Feb 25,2010 Ahmed Mirajuddin TR
Peppercorn Village Realty Trust
7 Nazneen Cir. Edgardo T. Pagan & Lisa M. Pagan $186,900 Feb 25,2010 Ahmed Mirajuddin TR
Peppercorn Village Realty Trust
14 Main St. Baypath Plaza LLC $107,500 Feb 24,2010 Christos Z. Siarkos & Maria Siarkos
Last Week        
9 Downey Pl. Michael Lynch & Kelleigh Lynch $122,000 Feb 19,2010 Aurora Loan Services LLC
23 Nazeen Cir. Katta Venkat Ramana & Yalla Pavani $409,900 Feb 17,2010 Ahmed Mirajuddin TR
Peppercorn Village Realty Trust
5 Nazeen Cir. Deepalkumar B. Patel & Nirali Patel $459,900 Feb 17,2010 Ahmed Mirajuddin TR
Peppercorn Village Realty Trust
4 Williams Way Galen Ginnetti & Lina Ginnetti $540,000 Feb 16,2010 Butler Bank


 Winter 2010 Tri Valley League Champions

March 1, 2010 — On Saturday Hopkinton was named the Winter 2010 Tri Valley League Champions as well as honored with the leagues Sportsmanship Award.  In addition the Hiller Cheer received TVL and Medway Invitational Grand Championship - this is given to the team with the highest score out of the whole tournament.  The team also broke some records in scoring, received the team highest score as well as the highest score received by any Tri Valley League team.  The score was a 91 out of a possible 100!


This Sunday we will be heading to Taunton High School to defend our Fall Division 2 Regional Championship and receive a bid to compete in the State Championships on Sunday, March 14.

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Track Athletes at All-States

March 1, 2010 — As the indoor track season comes to an end, several Hopkinton Athletes continue to impress. This talented group qualified for the MIAA All State Indoor Track & Field Championships held at the Reggie Lewis Center. This qualifying meet places the top finishers in each division championship across the state in competition with each other. To participate in the All State meet is truly an accomplishment. This year, six Hopkinton Athletes qualified for this meet.  (File photo)


Cam Fairbanks (4:33.35) placed 14th in the mile and Mike Ronan captured 18th in the 600 meter race with a time of 1:26.10. Although the boys did well, it was the girl’s 4x800 meter relay team of Haley Anderson, Tam Mills, Kim Bolick and Kellie Lodge that was the team to watch. The girls captured fifth place in the race with a time of 9:40.63.


Coach Hall described the event in detail. "Racing against the best in the state our girls more than held their own.   With less than 200m left in the race 2nd through 7th were tightly bunched so the race was incredibly exciting.   We ended up 5th overall behind such superpowers as Lincoln Sudbury and Newton North and ahead of traditional powerhouses like Newton South, Franklin and Weymouth.   Other than Bishop Feehan we were the only top 8 finisher that wasn't from Div 1 -   enrollment of closer to 2000.   With all four of our girls coming back next year we remain excited." ~ Linda Clancy

Fatal Crash on Route 190 in Worcester


March 1, 2010 — Today at approximately 12:35 a.m., Troopers from the State Police barracks in Holden responded to reports of a single vehicle crash on Route 190 in Worcester.


Preliminary investigation by Trooper Adam Emond indicates that Carl Runberg, 61, of Clinton, was operating a 1997 Saturn SL2 southbound on route 190 just past exit 1, when his vehicle struck the guardrail on the right side of the highway.  The vehicle then struck the guardrail on the left side of the highway and subsequently rolled onto its roof.


Mr. Runberg was transported by EMS personnel to UMass Hospital in Worcester where the ER staff pronounced him deceased.  Mr. Runberg was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and speed is believed to have been a factor.  Route 190 southbound was closed for approximately 2 hours while the investigation was completed.


The facts and circumstances of this crash remain under investigation by Troop C of the Massachusetts State Police with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section.  Troopers were also assisted at the scene by the Worcester Police Department, the Worcester Fire Department, and the Highway Division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

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New England Next for Pete Racenis

February 28, 2010 — Pete Racenis is pictured positioning himself to take down his opponent from Franklin.  Pete placed fifth at the All-State Wrestling Tournament in Salem over the weekend,  and therefore, he qualifies to compete at the New England Championships in New Haven, CT next weekend. Contributed content.

Stop on Main Street

February 28, 2010 — Officer John Moran was joined by police in two other cruisers following this traffic stop on Main Street Saturday night that resulted in an occupant being cited for possession of marijuana.

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Opening the Flood Gates

February 28, 2010 — Two members of the Highway Department worked from the bumper and the bed of their vehicle last Thursday to open a plugged storm water drain, responding to a flood on Cedar Street during the heavy rains and melting.

Bill's Pizza Opening Soon

From left, Fr. Dean Paleologos from St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Worcester with Bill's Pizza principals Chris Siarkos, Zack Siarkos and George Vasilakeris. Fr. Paleologos was on hand to be with his parishioners and bless their new building today.


February 28, 2010 — Bill's Pizza is nearing completion, as well as a soft opening later in the week, following the appropriate inspections from Town Hall Monday and Tuesday.

      The "In" driveway should be opened tomorrow, Monday — or if not, then very soon — and a binder put down temporarily to hold down the gravel, pending the builder's approval. The final surface will be installed when the weather warms.

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Season Ends for Girls Bball

February 27, 2010 — HHS Girls Varsity ended their season tonight at the Oliver Ames Gym, Oliver Ames 62, Hopkinton 38.




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To avoid a $25.00 late fee any dogs six months or older owned or kept by Hopkinton residents must be licensed by April 1 each year. Licenses may be obtained in person or by returning the mail-in form included with the annual census. To apply by mail include the form, the fee and a copy of the up to date rabies certificate.

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Catherine A. "Kitty" Bartlett, 95


HOPKINTON - Catherine A. "Kitty" Bartlett, 95, died Friday, February 26, 2010 at St. Patrick Manor, Framingham.  She was the wife of the late James Bartlett, who died in 1997.  Born in Hopkinton, she was the daughter of the late John and Gertrude (Morrissey) McDonough.  She was a graduate of Hopkinton High School and Framingham State Teachers College.  She was a well admired teacher at Hopkinton's Center School for over 30 years.

She is survived by her sons James and his wife Ellen of Vermont and Robert and his wife Rachel of Hopkinton, her daughter Mary Terry and her husband William of Florida, eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  She is predeceased by four brothers and one sister.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church , 20 Church Street.  Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Hopkinton.  Immediately following burial, family and friends are invited to gather at St. John's Hall, adjacent to the church.

Donations may be made to the Hopkinton Ambulance Fund, 73 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA  01748.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton.

Cheerleading Competition

February 27, 2010 — Allison McMullen dances with her sister and other cheerleaders while they await the results at the cheerleading competition in Medway today.

From Town Talk: a HUGE congratulations to the Hopkinton Varsity Cheerleaders! They took home the TVL Championship, TVL Sportsmanship Award, and Grand Champions receiving the highest score of the whole competition (there were more teams than just tvl) of a 91 which is also a new school record!!! CONGRATS LADIES! They will be competing at the Division 2 Regional Championship next weekend in Taunton, where they took home the regional champ title this fall.

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Tyler DeWolfe

February 27, 2010 — Tyler DeWolfe is shown wrestling Patrick O'Connell of Hudson at the 125 lbs weight class.  Tyler finished his 2009-2010 season at the All-States Wrestling Tournament this weekend held at Salem High School.   Tyler had a great year qualifying for this tournament in only his sophomore year. ~Inese Racenis

Whitman-Hanson 85, Hopkinton 82

February 27, 2010 — Max Masucci racked up 20 points as Hopkinton closed the gap to 3 by the final buzzer at Whitman-Hanson on Friday night. Above, the cheerleaders show their stuff, while below, Graham Eagan gets the jump on everyone last night during the second round of playoff competition against top-seeded Whitman Hanson.


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Marathon Restaurant at North Pond Awards $100 Gift Certificate to

HopNews Facebook Fan Drawing Winner



HopNews held a recruitment drive the last couple of weeks for Facebook fans for the new HopNews Facebook Fan Page. Michael Tobins of the Marathon Restaurant at North Pond has thrown in a $100 Gift Certificate for the winner of the drawing we held today.


Earlier today, we copied all of the fans in a Word document, and then printed it. Austin cut them up and counted them to be sure they equaled all of the fans who were listed. Then Michael Tobins stopped by and pulled the winner. To see the winning name drawn, watch the video.



The Feast is On at the Golden Spoon, 85 West Main Street!

In addition to the regular breakfast and lunch menus, the Golden Spoon has added many of their usual or occasional Friday night specials to a new Friday night menu. To see the entire tri-fold brochure, which includes prime-rib, turkey and chicken dinner specials, as well as 10 children's meals for $5, please click on the graphic below:



Rain not All Copacetic

February 25, 2010 — Not only did the rain fall, but it helped melt snow, which added to flooding in some areas, like this flood on Cedar Street this evening, which disabled a vehicle that became immersed up to its bumpers. The yellow DPW truck on the right holds two workers trying to keep their boots dry by working from the bumper to free a plugged drain that was partly under the water. And during some heavy rain, Cornell's and other Hayden Rowe addresses lost their power momentarily.

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HHS Principal Finalists Announced

by Heather Kelly

February 25, 2010 — At tonight’s School Committee meeting, Superintendent John Phelan announced the three finalists for the position of Principal at the High School. 


Sarah Ahern, Ed.D, is currently an Assistant Principal at Shrewsbury High School.  She holds a Doctorate in Educational Administration from Boston College, and began her career as a Science Teacher. 


Alyson Geary is the current Interim Principal at Hopkinton High School.  She holds a Master’s of Education in School Leadership from Harvard University, and began her career as a Teacher. 


Adam Goldberg holds a Master’s of Education in School Counseling from the University of Massachusetts.  He is currently the Assistant Principal at Westford Academy, and began his career as a Guidance Counselor.  The public is invited to attend a “Meet the Candidates” public forum on Tuesday March 2nd at 7:00 pm in the High School Auditorium, where the top two candidates will discuss their backgrounds and qualifications, and will hold a brief question-and-answer session.


Nancy Burdick reported to the Committee that the Town Manager’s budget proposal to the Board of Selectmen included a 0% increase for the school budget, and not the 0.5% increase for which the Committee had voted.  The next step is a Board of Selectmen meeting on Monday March 1st, when the Board will be discussing the numbers in the budget.  The School Committee will be present at that working session.


The School Committee also finalized and approved the 2010-2011 School Calendar.  As happened this school year, according to this calendar classes will once again be starting before Labor Day next fall.  Grades 1-12 will return on August 31st, and Kindergarteners will begin on September 2nd.  Superintendent Phelan explained that, due to Labor Day falling on September 6th, it would be hard to finish up the school year by June 30th unless classes started before Labor Day.  Friday, September 3rd, will be a no school day, which will help preserve the Labor Day weekend.  In addition, the Monday after Thanksgiving will also be a no school day to provide for a day of professional development for the teachers.


Dr. Mary Colombo consulted the State Ethics Commission before bringing up for review the Gifts to Employees and School Committee policy.  It is illegal for school staff, including teachers, to accept gifts over the limit of $50 per calendar year.  “This applies to gifts not just given by a single contributor, but also a group of people,” said Colombo.


Another situation involving ethics was captured by the Admission of Staff to School Events policy.  Once again, the State Ethics Commission weighed in.  While it is permissible for teachers and staff to be granted free admission to school events, the Commission clarified that the School Committee may not grant its own members similar free admission.  The Commission did stipulate that the Superintendent would be free to extend such invitations as he saw fit.


“I think it is good for the kids, the staff, to see you at school events,” said Phelan.  “You are the governing body that is making decisions for the entire school program.”


Dr. Colombo reported that Hopkinton is in the running for a Critical Language Grant that would provide a teacher from China to teach Mandarin language and Chinese culture classes.  The teacher would also be in the elementary schools to engage student interest in taking such courses once they reached the Middle and High Schools.  Burdick told the committee that Marathon, Greece, Hopkinton’s sister city, also has a sister city arrangement with a town in China.  Officials from that town will be attending this year’s Boston Marathon, and the Committee was interested in working to perhaps also become a sister city with this town in China.


Geoff MacDonald reported that four companies have provided bids for the custodial services of the school district.


“We’re in the process of leaving no stone unturned,” said Burdick.  The received cost proposals will be evaluated against the current in-house model of delivering custodial services.


In his strategic plan update, Phelan described the lack of competition in bids for transportation.  Frustrated by receiving only one bid for the bussing of the district’s students, Hopkinton joined with seven other area districts to seek one large collaborative bid.  To their surprise, once again, only a single bid was received.  The district is now looking into whether the ACCEPT Education Collaborative, which provides special education student transportation, would enter the yellow school bus business.


Finally, Phelan announced that Hopkinton is entertaining the idea of receiving foreign students on a tuition basis.   Benefits cited included not only the revenues, but also the presence of students from other cultures in our school system.

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Hopkinton 66, Silver Lake 41

February 25, 2010 — Megan Kessler appears to be using her ballet skills to help with this two-pointer during the win this evening against Silver Lake at home in the first round of playoffs.

Traffic Advisory

Morrissey Blvd. in Boston is Closed


 Morrissey Blvd. is closed in both directions from the UMass Campus to Freeport Street in Boston due to flooding. The off ramp from Route 93 North to Morrissey Blvd. is also closed. Members of the Department of Conservation and Recreation are on scene addressing the issue. The public is advised to seek alternate routes in this area. The roadway will remain closed until the water table subsides.

All You Can Eat

Pierre's Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner

Spaghetti - Meatballs - Salad - Garlic Bread at

Cornell's, 229 Hayden Rowe Street

 Friday, February 26


Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Bobcats
Wednesday, Mar. 3rd, 2010 at 7:30 PM

Tickets Available
Don’t miss this opportunity to see Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce,
Ray Allen and the Celtics take on the Charlotte Bobcats!  
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Police vs. Special Olympics




Annual Hopkinton Police Dept. and Hopkinton Special Olympics basketball game will be held on March 20th at the Hopkinton Middle School,  Starting at 12 noon. Come out and cheer them on.

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Heather here. I’ll be at the School Committee meeting tonight. A lot of things are up for discussion, including candidates for the Principal of the High School, and whether or not the School System will outsource custodial work. Check out the article tonight on, and find out if school will start before or after Labor Day this fall.


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Hopkinton 69, Plymouth North 66

February 25, 2010 — No, the photo above is not the Olympic high-jump competition, but Max Masucci going for two at the HHS Athletic Center last night in the first round of playoff competition.

 You Are Invited to the Ball

Hopkinton Police are recommending that people purchase tickets in blocks of 10 ($350), so please hurry if you would like to attend. And if you need a personal invitation from a couple of the guys in the band, and would like to get a taste of what two of the five-piece band can do, choose to watch the high-quality, high definition video above.

Policeman's Dinner/Dance
38th Annual Dance - April 10th, 2010
Portuguese Club

119 Prospect St., Milford, MA
Hot Acoustics will be Performing vintage songs by Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, The Bee Gees, and many more...
Cocktails: 6:30pm to 7:30pm - Dinner: 7:30pm to 8:30pm - Dancing: 8:30pm to 12:30am

- Donation: $35 per person - OR $350 per table
Tickets are available at the Hopkinton Police Department 508-497-3401 or see any Hopkinton Police Officer.


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