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Get More Cowbell!

...and help Colella scholarship fund


March 30, 2009 — Kathryn Curry will be running the 113th Boston Marathon to support the Daniel E. Colella Scholarship Fund, which was established in 1998 as a nonprofit fund to benefit Hopkinton residents graduating from high school.  One hundred percent of all money collected goes directly to the scholarship fund. 


The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating Hopkinton High School senior who is planning to further their education by attending college for at least one year.  They must express an interest in furthering his or her education, demonstrate involvement in extracurricular activities or community service, and show financial need. 


The scholarship is being sponsored by the Daniel E. Colella family and the generous citizens of the Hopkinton community.  It is their desire to keep his memory alive through this fund by helping to further the education of a deserving student with the hope that one day this student may also serve his or her community with the same pride. To donate:     


For Sale at The Town Common — More Cowbell!

Over 200+ Styles of hand-painted bells including marathon-themed and inspirational bells.  These are painted on cowbells and handle bells.  I will also be offering the popular paint-your-own Cowbells (though I did a fair amount of painting for others on the common last year). April 17th and  18th from 10A – 6PM Marathon Monday from 8A – 11A

Again, 100% of the profits benefit this fund

Against The Tide

 Breast Cancer Fundraiser

June 19, 2010

Hopkinton State Park

Swim, bike, run, walk


March 29, 2010 — Abby Maxim speaks with Andrew Sweeney at the HopNews studio in the HopNews HD video below about the "Against the Tide" fundraiser at Hopkinton State Park put on by the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition [MBCC]. Swim, kayak, bike or run in this annual event.

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Babe Ruth Registration Extended


The Registration deadline for the Spring and Summer Seasons of Hopkinton Babe Ruth has been extended to April 5th.  Please visit the League's web site for further information.

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For the 10K Draw

Wednesday, March 31, 2010  from 7 pm to 9 pm

Join us Wednesday, April 1, 2010  at Cornell’s from 7 pm to 9 pm for a chance to pick your lucky number for the HLL $10,000 Draw! This will be the one chance to pick your lucky number. All attendees will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win their $100 back at the end of the evening!! All other tickets will be randomly assigned. Cornell’s will be serving complimentary pizza and other tasty snacks to those attending.


6th Annual HHL $10,000 Draw & Silent Auction

Join us for a night out to benefit the Hopkinton Little League and a chance to win $10,000!

Friday, May 14th 2010 7pm – 12:30pm

Location: Milford Portuguese Club Cost: $100 per ticket (each ticket admits 2)

ONLY 300 Tickets will be sold • Includes Buffet Catered by Olivia’s • Includes beer, wine & soda through 10:00pm • Cash Raffle and Silent Auction! • DJ & Dancing

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Senator Karen Spilka Announces Office Hours

Bill's Pizza

April 7

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

14 Main Street, Hopkinton


Join Senator Spilka and Puja Mehta, Senator Spilka’s District and Constituent Services Director, for coffee and conversation.  They will update constituents on the latest news and events, and answer any questions constituents may have.


Any resident unable to attend should feel free to contact the Senator’s State House office at (617) 722-1640 at any time, or go to to sign up for email updates.



We need your pictures for the HHS Senior DVD

Attention Parents of HHS Seniors 2010 - We need your pictures for the Senior DVD.  Please send 1 baby picture, 1 middle school picture, and 1 high school aged picture, plus any group shots to  or bring originals to HHS main office or mail to Jennifer Fairbanks, 8 Oliver Lane, Hopkinton.  Deadline is March 31st!  Please send your pictures asap.  We only have 47 kids out of 263.  Time is running out to collect the pictures and make the dvd.


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Police News UP-TO-DATE

March 29, 2010

Click above for full report


8:32 pm  A 911 caller on Wood Street reported a man had just assaulted his wife and was out of control...


10:16 pm  A woman from Pond Street arrived at the station to press charges against her son for assault...


1:42 pm  A caller on Wild Road stated a male on a black motorcycle was doing wheelies and riding at a high rate of speed...


9:06 pm  A caller on North Street reported that an unknown older man had rung her doorbell several time...

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Compiled  for © 2010 All Rights Reserved

Transactions from March 22, 2010 - March 29, 2010






219 Wood St. Jamison T. Moeser & Julie B. Wolfson $342,935 March 26, 2010  William A. Frazee & Joseph A. Feinstein
14 Forest Ln. Ashish Kasturia & Silky Narang $310,000 March 23, 2010  14 Forest Lane Realty Trust, Andrea Upham
Last Week        
12 Doyle Ln. Rachit Gandhi & Neha Gandhi $262,500 March 19, 2010  Pamela S. Roecker
33 Forest St. Thorkild Hansen $385,000 March 18, 2010  Dorothy M. Steinbeiser
 & Rodney L. Steinbeiser
15 Lilac Ct. Wendy A. Cirillo $246,500 March 17, 2010  Nathan A. Weinsaft
7 Leman Ln. Karen A. Chiarelli $240,000 March 15, 2010  Barbara Wilson


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Pizza For as low as $5

Beat the Clock Mondays


          Starting March 29, 2010, from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm, and every Monday thereafter, for one large cheese pizza, the price you pay is the time you call. Save money and beat the clock!

          For instance, call at 5:00 pm and pay $5 for one large cheese pizza, which would ordinarily cost $9.45. Call at 5:31 pm, and pay $5.31 — and so on. Call at $8:59 and it's still a deal. Each caller is limited to one large cheese pizza.

Marathon-related Events

Win $25.00


March 28, 2010 — Let Austin take the viewer through a list of events that will be taking place leading up to — and through — the 114th running of the Boston Marathon. Email to from this link only, and be the first to guess the total number of events Austin mentions, as well as the ones he lists at the end, and win $25.00. One event counts once and only once no matter how many times it is mentioned, or how many days it lasts.

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Tom Weaver Memorial Gathering at Hopkinton High School March 25, 2010

Tom Weaver Memorial Part 1 of 3

Tom Weaver Memorial

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Tom Weaver Memorial Part 2

Tom Weaver Memorial

Part 2 of 3

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Tom Weaver Memorial

Part 3 of 3

Tom Weaver Slides

Tom Weaver Slides

Photos set to music

      Above is a video of the entire memorial, broken down into three parts for YouTube presentation. Tom Weaver lost his life days before his eighteenth birthday, and above is a celebration of his life at Hopkinton High School's Dave Hughes Stadium, where friends, fellow class officers and others memorialized him for those who did not know him.

      The right video is a presentation of still photos from the evening set to music that the student sang.



Side Door

March 28, 2010 — This blue bird (bluebird?) chose the side entrance to this manufactured bluebird house on Little Pond at the southern end of Lake Whitehall on Saturday.

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Water Path

March 28, 2010 — The spillway from Lake Whitehall brings water under the Gatehouse on Highland Street, into Firehouse Pond, and over its falls toward the next notable location, Whitehall Brook. The photo has all of the elements of a textbook photography lesson, but it appears that soon, however, the evergreens may grow too wide to see the structure through them from Wood Street as above.

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Moonlight Hike

Trails Club's moonlight hike at Lake Whitehall Saturday evening. The walk lasted about an hour, starting/ending at the boat ramp in Woodville, and touring Parker Point and the Whitehall Conservation Area ~ John Ritz

(On YouTube, The Doors' "Moonlight Drive")

Fill your Easter basket with Hiller goodies,
some are 'free' this week only

This week only, the Hillers Booster store at Hopkinton High School will be open special afternoon hours -- Monday through Thursday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in addition to regular hours during lunch -- for your last-minute Easter shopping and spring sports needs.  Also this week, with the purchase of any pair of flip flops, get a Hiller sticker or keychain ABSOLUTELY FREE!  Hurry in while supplies last.  All proceeds benefit athletics.





BOSTON, March 28, 2010 The Boston Athletic Association (B.A..A..) today announced that Nissan North America will be the official and exclusive vehicle partner for the 2010 Boston Marathon to be held on Monday, April 19, 2010. The agreement, which also includes the 2011 event, features a strong presence by Nissan at the Marathon and the three day John Hancock Sports and Fitness Expo held at the Hynes Convention Center.


Nissan Master Ryan Hall, Olympic marathoner and American record holder in the half-marathon (59:43), will attempt to capture his first marathon title when he competes in the 114th running of the Boston Marathon.

Hall, 27, won the 2008 U.S. Marathon Trials in New York, finished 10th in the 2008 Olympic Marathon in Beijing and third in the 2009 Boston Marathon.

Hall, one of the four premier Nissan Master the Shift athletes, will share his running secrets and training tips through a series of videos at  Nissan's Master the Shift program targets lifestyle enthusiasts at several high-profile running and cycling events nationwide. Hall will offer a rare inside look at how he trains for success and how runners can shift their own performance to a new level of personal achievement. 

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Easter Bunny

April 3, 2010

11:00 AM on the Town Common


       The Easter Bunny makes his annual visit to Hopkinton on Saturday, April 3, 2010 for the Park and Recreation's Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event, which is sponsored by Hopkinton Drug Store, will be held at 11:00 AM on the Town Common.  The Easter Egg Hunt is for Hopkinton pre-school to 2nd grade children.

       Please bring your own basket or bag to collect the candy and "Special Prize Eggs".  We ask parents not to pick up eggs prior to the start of the event.

       There is no registration or fee for this event and we will try to give candy to all children that attend.

       Please note that the Easter Bunny will appear on the common, weather permitting, and that parents are welcome to take pictures with the bunny.

      For more information please call Parks and Recreation at 497-9750 between 10 AM and 1 PM on Monday, Wednesday or Friday.

      If there is inclement weather, children can greet the Bunny and receive a treat at Hopkinton Drug Store. 



Second Candidate for Selectmen

Hopkinton native takes out nomination papers


March 27, 2010 — On Friday, Hopkinton native attorney Joe Nealon took out nomination papers for one of two seats open for the Board of Selectmen as an unenrolled voter. Mr. Nealon speaks about his perspective of Hopkinton in the video above.

     Neither Selectmen Brian Herr nor Matt Zettek are running for re-election.

First Day with License

March 27, 2010 — A 16 year-old had an unsuccessful first day with his license today, but was uninjured, according to safety officials at the scene. No skid marks were visible as the vehicle went off of the road, onto the elevated shoulder and split a pole that was a few feet from the edge. One firefighter said the apparent cause of the low-speed crash cause was a distraction.

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Senior Outreach

March 27, 2010 — The Senior Center was abuzz with health care professionals and plants today. Above, Outreach Counselor Mary McLeod speaks with a vendor.



Two's Company

March 27, 2010 — Several swans have returned to the open water of Lake Whitehall, as seen here from the boat launch on Wood Street.

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Frederick S. White, 84


Frederick S. White, 84, of Hopkinton died Friday, March 26, 2010. Born in Dennisport, MA. He was the son of the late Edward and Beatrice (Warr) White. He was the husband of Lois Alfreda (Nickerson) White of Hopkinton.

Fred was a WWII Navy Veteran who served in Africa. He was a member of the Masons, VFW, American Legion, and Sh
riners. He was a life member of the Massachusetts School Committee Association and on the building committee for the Hopkinton Senior Center and Keefe Vocational Technical High School, where he was a teacher and guidance counselor. He served as the
clerk of works at Elmwood School in Hopkinton and as building inspector for the Town of Hopkinton. He enjoyed reading, politics, golf, music, playing drums, and being a greeter at the Hopkinton Elections.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 4 children, Sheila Tiberio and her husband Ronald of Natick, Cheryl Malloy and her husband Dan of DeBary, FL., Richard White of Honolulu, HI., and Diane Sandler and her husband Mark of Framingham. He also leaves behind his brother, John White of West Yarmouth, and sister-in-law Betsey Reddish of Andover; 4 grandchildren, Stephanie Thorpe and her husband Andrew, Ronald Tiberio Jr. and his wife Karen, Rebecca Sandler and David Sandler as well as 3 great-grandchildren, Kyleigh and Trevor Tiberio and Christopher Thorpe. He is predeceased by his brothers, James, Edward, and Thomas White.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 from 4-7pm at the Chesmore Funeral home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A funeral service will take place on Thursday at 12:00 at the First Congregational Church of Hopkinton. Donations in Fred's memory may be made to Friends of the Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew St. Hopkinton, MA. 01748.

M. Gail Wetherby, 73


NORTHBRIDGE - M. Gail Wetherby, 73, formerly of Hopkinton, died March 1, 2010 in Milford.  Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Elizabeth (Columbia) Hewins. 

She is survived by her sons Randy of Taunton and Ronald and his wife Sara of NH, two brothers, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  A burial of cremains service will take place on Friday, April 2 at 11:00 a.m. in Edwards Cemetery, Framingham.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton.

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Hopkinton Assists at Milford Fire 

March 27, 2010 — An occupant and a cat are rescued in Milford at a dwelling fire where several towns were called to assist, as seen in this video from the Milford Daily News.

Milford Man Arrested in Milford on Drug and Firearms Violations


(Milford, MA.) On March 25, 2010 at approximately 4:20 pm, members of the Massachusetts State Police Detectives, Milford Police Detectives, and ATF executed a search warrant at 7 Senate Road, Apartment #12. As a result of the search of the address police found a variety of illegal drugs and a gun. A Colt 45 caliber handgun found had its serial number defaced, shotgun shells and other loose ammunition was also seized along with approximately 600 grams of marijuana, packaging bags, Ecstacy, mushrooms, heroin, packaging materials, and scales.


Abner Quinones age 26 of 7 Senate Road, Apartment 12 was arrested and charged with the following criminal violations:

  1. Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm w/o a license

  2. Possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number

  3. Unlawful possession on ammunition without a permit

  4. Possession of Class D Substance (Marijuana) with intent to distribute

  5. Possession of Class D Substance (Marijuana)

  6. Possession of Class A Substance (Heroin)

  7. Possession of Class B Substance (Ecstacy)

  8. Possession of Class C Substance (Mushrooms)

  9. Control Substances Violations near a school zone

Quinones was held Thursday night on $50,000 cash bail and brought to Milford District Court Friday March 26, 2010 for arraignment.

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Divine Kitchens Featured on Cover of Kitchen Trade

The cover of Kitchen & Bath Business, one of the top kitchen industry trade publications, this month features a kitchen designed by Divine Kitchens of Westborough. This colorful modern kitchen has won a Contractor of the Year (COTY) award from the National Association of Remodeling Industries (NARI), a second place in Signature Kitchens design awards, and will be featured in an upcoming issue of Custom Builder magazine. Colorful concrete countertops help meet the homeowner’s desire for color. The other wishlist items incorporated into the design include: lots of storage, a dedicated baking area, an island that could seat five people (the couple has three children), a space for organizing and managing paperwork, a place from which they could look out onto the lake, visible from the kitchen’s large windows and high-end appliances. Mariette Barsoum, owner and design director at Divine was pleased with the final product. For more information on the project, visit or call 508-366-5670.



Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot Withdraws From 114th Boston Marathon

Hip injury leaves little time for training


BOSTON, MA (March 27, 2010)—John Hancock Financial today said on Friday that Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot (File photo)has withdrawn from the114th running of the Boston Marathon on April 19.


Cheruiyot, a four-time champion of the race, injured his right hip a few weeks ago and has been unable to conduct his usual training for the race.


An updated field list follows.

Men’s Open Field

Personal Best

Deriba Merga, Ethiopia

2:06:38 (London, 2008)

Ryan Hall, USA

2:06:17 (London, 2008)

Abderrahim Goumri, Morocco

2:05:30 (London, 2008)

Gilbert Yegon, Kenya

2:06:18 (Amsterdam, 2009)

Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot, Kenya

2:06:23 (Frankfurt, 2009)

Evans Cheruiyot, Kenya

2:06:25 (Chicago, 2008)

Chala Dechase, Ethiopia

2:06:33 (Dubai, 2010)

Elijah Keitany, Kenya

2:06:41 (Amsterdam, 2009)

David Kipkorir Mandago, Kenya

2:06:53 (Paris, 2009)

Benjamin Maiyo, Kenya

2:07:09 (Chicago, 2005)

Tekeste Kebede, Ethiopia

2:07:52 (Fukuoka, 2009)

Gashaw Asfaw, Ethiopia

2:08:03 (Paris, 2006)

John Kipkorir Komen, Kenya

2:08:06 (Reims, 2008)

Samuel Mugo, Kenya

2:08:20 (Beijing, 2009)

Stephen Kiogora, Kenya

2:08:24 (Frankfurt, 2008)

Mebrahtom Keflezighi, USA

2:09:15 (New York City, 2009)

Moses Kipkosgei Kigen, Kenya

2:10:12 (Nairobi, 2009)

Abdellah Falil, Morocco

2:12:37 (Turin, 2009)

Jason Lehmkuhle, USA

2:12:54 (New York City, 2007)

Cutbert Nyasango, Zimbabwe

2:13:19 (Berlin, 2009)

Alejandro Suarez, Mexico

2:13:33 (Torreon, 2009)

Josh Rohatinsky, USA

2:14:23 (New York City, 2008)

Antonio Vega, USA

2:15:45 (Minneapolis/St.Paul, 2009)

Mohammed Amyn, Morocco


Women’s Open Field

Personal Best

Salina Kosgei, Kenya

2:23:22 (Berlin, 2006)

Catherine Ndereba, Kenya

2:18:47 (Chicago, 2001) NR

Madai Perez, Mexico

2:22:59 (Chicago, 2006) NR

Teyba Erkesso, Ethiopia

2:23:53 (Houston, 2010)

Dire Tune, Ethiopia

2:24:40 (Houston, 2008)

Lidiya Grigoryeva, Russia

2:25:10 (Los Angeles, 2006)

Weiwei Sun, China

2:25:15 (Beijing, 2002)

Bruna Genovese, Italy

2:25:28 (Boston, 2006)

Albina Mayorova-Ivanova, Russia

2:25:35 (Chicago, 2003)

Yurika Nakamura, Japan

2:25:51 (Nagoya, 2008)

Agnes Kiprop, Kenya

2:26:22 (Turin, 2009)

Nailya Yulamanova, Russia

2:26:30 (Rotterdam, 2009)

Koren Jelela Yal, Ethiopia

2:28:41 (Venice, 2009)

Waynishet Girma, Ethiopia

2:29:50 (Amsterdam, 2009)

Tatyana Pushkareva, Russia

2:30:30 (San Antonio, 2009)

Meseret Legese, Ethiopia

2:31:37 (Padova, 2009)

Michelle Frey, USA

2:35:51 (Minneapolis/St. Paul, 2006)

Mestewat Tufa, Ethiopia


Chaofeng Jia, China


CUB JAM 2010

Join the Fun!!

A fun and exciting, team-building overnight event for all Cub Scouts in Hopkinton. Spend quality time with your son learning new skills and enjoying the great outdoors in southern VT.

Cub Scout activities will be run by the Boy Scouts from Troops 1 and 4 and will include:

Wilderness Survival • Outdoor Cooking • First Aid • Pioneering • Orienteering •Skits and Songs • Campfire

Dates: May 15 & 16, 2010

Arrival: 9 - 10:00 a.m. Sat

Depart: ~1:00 p.m. Sun

Location: Camp McGregor, Rt 5, Guilford, VT (  )

For more information or if you’re interested in attending this exciting event, please contact:

Mike Dionne, Jeffrey Barnes or Kim Brennan

Boston Marathon Champions Returning to Boston


Boston, MA. – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced today that eight former champions of the Boston Marathon will be returning to Boston and participating in the events surrounding the 114th Boston Marathon on April 19, 2010.


Jacqueline Gareau (1980), Lisa Rainsberger [Larsen-Weidenbach] (1985), and Gelindo Bordin (1990) will celebrate the anniversaries of their legendary Boston Marathon victories by running the historic 26.2 mile course again on Marathon Monday. Four-time Boston Marathon champion Bill Rodgers (HopNews file photo), 1968 winner Amby Burfoot, 1970 victor Ron Hill, and 1983 champion Greg Meyer will take part in the B.A.A. 5K on Sunday, April 18. The anniversaries of Geoff Smith (1984, 1985) as well as Hill, Gareau, Rainsberger, and Bordin will be recognized at Saturday morning’s Champions’ Breakfast at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston.


“Boston Marathon champions are held in high regard throughout the running world, and in especially high regard in Boston. To have five of them at the Champions’ Breakfast will be a true delight,” said Guy Morse, executive director of the B.A.A. “It’s a bonus that Jacqueline, Lisa, and Gelindo will celebrate by returning to the site of their victories, and that Amby, Ron, Bill, and Greg will be taking part in the 5K.”


Gareau, Rainsberger, and Bordin will be recognized on Marathon Monday by wearing bib numbers with their names on them. In the sea of more than 25,000 runners, this will make them more recognizable to spectators. On Sunday of Marathon weekend, the 5,000 participants of the B.A.A. 5K will have the chance to run alongside Amby Burfoot, Ron Hill, Greg Meyer, (the last American man to win the Boston Marathon) and Bill Rodgers - some of the most famous names in distance running history.


For more information on the 114th Boston Marathon and the 2010 B.A.A. 5K, please visit


Attorney Joe Nealon Takes Out Papers for Selectman

More to follow

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2010 Student Government Breakfast at Hopkinton High School

(A higher resolution will be available after YouTube finishes processing)


March 26, 2010 —  This morning, over 250 Hopkinton High School Juniors heard from their government representatives, who joined them at their breakfast tables to answer questions and provide dialogue, as well as address the entire group. Andrew Sweeney's report is above.

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New Classes Announced

Upstairs at 34 Main Street (above former ESL studio) Phone: 508-450-0664, e-mail:

Art Exploration:

Mon or Tues - 1-2 PM  $100 (pre K-Kind) ages 4-6    
Mondays: April 26th - May 24th
Tuesdays: April 27th-May 25th

Messing Around with Art:

Mondays 3:45-4:45 

April 26th-May 4th    Kind-1st grade  $100


 Paint! Paint! Paint!

 Wed 3:30-4:30 
April 28th-May5th   1st& 2nd grade   $100

 Drawing, Painting & More  Thurs: 3:45-5 PM 

April 29th-May 7th    3rd-6th grade    $125

 Tom Weaver Candlelight Service Video Slide Show

Above are some of the photos by  Robert Falcione and Austin Falcione of the memorial celebration at the David Hughes Stadium Thursday night, set to the music sung by fellow students that evening. HopNews will have a three-part video coverage of the event soon.



Tom Weaver Candlelight Service

March 26, 2010 — There was standing room only at the David Hughes Stadium Thursday evening as students, family, friends and the community at large gathered to pay respects to Tom Weaver, who died last Sunday from brain cancer. He was memorialized by the words of his friends and fellow students in verse and song. The gathering left the stands and stood shoulder to shoulder around the track at the varsity sports field holding candles as senior members of the football team released balloons.

      HopNews will soon have a video slideshow set to the music that was sung on this evening, as well as a three-part video of the ENTIRE event that will be available later on Friday.

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Hopkinton Drug

"Runners' Festival"

Saturday, April 17, 2010

10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Visit the Runners' Festival at Hopkinton Drug on Saturday, April 17, 2010 between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm to enjoy two book signings, see representatives from nearly a dozen products, and enjoy health and nutrition specialists who will be there for most of the day. Anything for the kids? You bet there is. See Andrew Sweeney's report above for much more information.

Tom Weaver Candlelight Memorial Service


7:00 pm Thursday

March 25, 2010

David M. Hughes Stadium at Hopkinton School Complex

(Varsity football field)

Students AND community members are invited to attend




March 27, 2010 Saturday

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

(Snow Date: April 10, 2010)




(508) 497-9730


Guest Speakers and Representatives from Agencies and Healthcare Facilities will provide information for families and seniors to make educated decisions on their healthcare issues.


All Day - Health Screenings Including The Lion’s Eye Mobile

10:00 – 11:00 Healthy Aging Monica Alley from Baypath Elder Services


  • Maintain Control and Privacy of your Estate and Assets

  • Save Estate and other Taxes by proper planning

  • Protect Your Assets

  • Do Effective Planning with Powers of Attorney and Health care proxy Documents

  • Learn about Changes in the Massachusetts Probate and Guardianship Law

Senior Center Art Show – painting, pottery and quilting classes Will display their work


S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders) Council on Aging – Outreach Department

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Candidate for Selectman, Todd Holbrook


March 25, 2010 — Above, candidate for Selectman Todd Holbrook speaks to HopNews after getting his nomination papers from his wife and having her be the first to sign.

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A Candidate for Selectman - Finally!

Republican Todd Holbrook takes out papers

Above, Todd Holbrook poses for photos, while Assistant Town Clerk, Deborah Holbrook, his wife, looks on. She was the first one to sign his nomination papers.


March 25, 2010 — Republican attorney Todd Holbrook took out papers for Hopkinton Selectman this morning accompanied by Chairman of the Hopkinton Town Committee, Ken Weismantel.

        According to a paper handed to members of the press, Mr. Holbrook served on the Planning Board in Falmouth for five years and and was President of the Cumberland County (Maine) Bar Association. he is currently involved as a volunteer with the Baypath Humane Society.

       Mr. Holbrook gives kudos to the current Board for the direction it has taken and the civil manner in which its business is conducted.

       A video interview will follow.


Did you just say "Yes" to an update?

And now Flash doesn't work in your new 64-bit IE browser? You are not alone. Read the fix below.


by Robert Falcione

March 25, 2010 — At some point yesterday, I got one of those now-chilling, unsolicited pop-up messages informing me that there are updates available for my Windows 7-based 64-bit computer. The message asked if I would like to install them.

      Having been lulled into a sense of trust from not having any major upgrade issues since the first version of IE 8 failed to work with QuickBooks two years ago, I answered in the affirmative.

     Like the young people say, "My B."

     As people like myself, who have been sitting in front of a computer every day for what seems like decades, now know, software is beta-tested by the buyer. My first purchase was just that.

    The former EggHead Software in Natick was my initiation to the world of software bugs. I purchased a DOS version of Q&A by Symantec, the predecessor to all lesser programs that have since become the standard, like Word, QuickBooks and Excel. It was designed by geniuses, who were all-knowing.  But there was a problem with it, and I called the company, who said they would send a "patch."

       "But I just got this off of the shelf. Shouldn't you sent EggHead new discs?" I asked, not knowing that all software was, and would be, somewhat defective at the point of purchase; a little like the desk that must be assembled by the buyer, only to find out at the very end that there is one screw short.

       Try installing software on a Windows system and then going online. There are upgrades immediately available — and sometimes immediately necessary — for just about any program out there.

        Yesterday's update experience unfolded fully this morning.

        Austin and I went to capture some visuals of Richard Clark's splendid performance at the Hopkinton Public Library last evening. Austin took a still, and I got some video. The still went up immediately, but the video needed editing, processing and uploading to YouTube. YouTube had yet to process the video by bedtime last night, but I knew it would be available this morning, and that I would put it under the photo.

        Clicking on the HopNews/YouTube button led to a blank screen in the place where a screenshot of the movie is usually displayed. It seems that Microsoft upgraded my browser from a 32-bit browser to a 64-bit browser without giving me the side-effects ahead of time. Flash is not supported for 64-bit browsers was the message that sent my heart racing.

        Not to worry.

        When the good folks at Microsoft upgraded without making sure that Adobe had a Flash player that would work with their new browser, they left the old browser in my Start/All programs menu.

       So, if you are unable to watch Flash videos — the most popular way to share video content on Earth — because of a browser "upgrade," look for the IE browser in your All Programs; find the one that does not say "64-bit," and open it instead of the 64-bit version.

       Hopefully, that will solve any problems that have arisen with viewing videos from the largest archive of videos on the web.





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To Kill a Mockingbird — One-man Act by Richard Clark

March 24, 2010 — The Hopkinton Public Library was the setting for Atticus Finch to tell his story, as Richard Clark left his best Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway and William Shakespeare at home Wednesday evening, and became the lead character of the novel "To Kill A Mockingbird" at the Hopkinton Public Library, to the approval of a full house.

    A short clip is below:



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