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May 20, 2010 — Olivia and Mom, Vanessa, with one month-old  month old Cammy (a Belted Galloway calf) that they have been fostering since it was five days-old that we have been fostering since she was 5 days old), because  Cammy was rejected by her mother at birth.

She will remain with them until she gets older and strong enough to return to living with the rest of the herd (approx. 2 months). 

"She's adorable and friendly like a dog!  She's living in our side yard on Pond Street," says Vanessa.

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Pen Pals Meet in Person

May 20, 2010 — Penpals "Fitzy" and "Fitzy," the names they have used to correspond with one another, met for the first time yesterday at the Hopkinton Senior Center for pizza and friendship after exchanging correspondence for over a year.

      Center School Second Grade teacher, Mr. Boisvert, poses with his entire class below, before the meet and greet.

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Hugh Spencer, 86

Hugh Spencer, 86, of Hopkinton MA died May 17, 2010.
    Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Hugh was the youngest son of Ambrose and Florence (Webb) Spencer. He graduated from Cleveland Heights High and entered Case School of Applied Science. His studies were interrupted for army service during WWII.  He served in Europe and after VE Day was sent to Okinawa where he remained until his discharge. 

    After graduating from Case Institute of Technology as a Chemical Engineer in 1949, he was employed at Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp. in Niagara Falls, NY.  There he married Marjorie Walker in November 1953 and soon after was transferred to Brandenburg, KY.  In 1956 they moved to Cleveland, OH and he joined the B. F. Goodrich Chemical Division, where he worked for 30 years in process engineering and planning. 

    After Hugh’s retirement in 1986, he spent 6 years in Warner, NH and in 1992 moved to Hopkinton, MA.  During this time he continued his avid interest in investment and genealogy.

    Hugh was an organic gardener, and dedicated to preserving and protecting the environment.  He was composting and recycling long before those became popular.

    He is survived by his two daughters, Holly Campbell of Brookline, MA and Cynthia Spencer of Brooklyn, NY; two grandsons, Brian and Taylor Campbell, and a granddaughter, Danya Spencer; as well as two sisters, Mary Ellen Covert of Longview, WA and Dorothy McPherson of Cleveland Heights, OH; and several nieces and nephews. His two brothers, George Ambrose Spencer and Knox Spencer, are deceased.

Burial will be in Deep River, CT.  A gathering to commemorate his life is being arranged. 

Donations in Hugh’s memory may be made to:   The Friends of the Hopkinton Senior Citizens, Inc. c/o The Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748, or to National Audubon Society at or 225 Varick Street, 7th Fl., New York, NY 10014.

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Hopkinton Relay for Life. Uno's In Westborough Anytime, 20% of the profit goes to Relay for Life.*


Join Hopkinton Cub Scouts!

Cub Scouting is for boys ages 6 – 11, entering grades 1-5 in fall 2010. Parents and boys can come learn about the fun and benefits of Cub Scouting at an information session held on Wednesday, June 2 at 6:15-8:00 p.m. at the Elmwood School Cafeteria. This event is informational; there is no obligation to join.


All Hopkinton Cub Scout Packs will be represented at the Information Session. You can join Scouts right away, or make your plans for fall registration. There are currently openings in all three Hopkinton Cub Scout Packs for boys entering First Grade in 2010, and varied openings in each Pack for boys entering Second through Fifth Grades.


You will have an opportunity to speak with leadership from each Pack to learn about Scouting, when and where the different Packs meet, and for boys entering grades 2-5, which Pack has openings for your son(s) to join. For more information please visit, or for Pack 97 contact



ESL’s Sweet Sounds of Spring Choir Concert May 23


HOPKINTON, MA (May 18, 2010) – Enter Stage Left Theater will be presenting Sweet Sounds of Spring, a concert featuring ESL choirs The Treble Makers, Tone Deft and Tone Deft Jr., on May 23 at 1:00 p.m. at the Hopkinton Senior Center. The concert will feature Broadway favorites, and complimentary refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and are available at the door or at


“This is our first spring concert, and in it our new adult chorus, The Treble Makers, directed by Richard Romiti, will be performing with our younger Tone Deft and Tone Deft, Jr. groups, which are directed by Mark DiCampo,” said Kelly Grill, a co-founder of ESL. “All three groups bring their own unique talents and energy to the songs. It should be a great show for the entire family!”


The Hopkinton Senior Center is located at 28 Mayhew Street in Hopkinton. Enter Stage Left Theater, Inc. is a non-profit, performing arts center in Hopkinton offering theater education, training and performances for students of all ages. For more information call 508-435-2114 or visit

Photo by Rich Gazoorian.

Mertice Eileen Stratton, 84


Mertice Eileen Stratton, 84, passed away at Westborough Community Health on Monday, May 17, 2010, surrounded by her family. This was following a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease.

She was born February 2, 1926 in the town of Hopkinton to the late Elmer and Alice (Kimball) MacKay. She was one of eleven children. She was a graduate of Westborough High School in 1943. On June 15, 1946 she was united in marriage to Roy D. Stratton in Hopkinton, MA. They have been married for almost 65 years.

Prior to marriage, Mertice worked for a short time at Kenworthy Inc. as a stock clerk, and at BayState Abrasives Corporation, in Westborough, MA. Later in life she worked at Fenwal, Inc., Ashland, MA, processing inventories of U. S. Government contract end items for shipment. During 1988, she retired from Fenwal Inc. and devoted her time to enjoying her family and grandchildren.

In her youth, she sang as a member in the Church Choir at St. Steven's Episcopal Church with her sister Barbara MacKay. Later on she became a member of the St. Paul�s Episcopal Church and was a Sunday school teacher for several years. She also belonged to the Hopkinton Women's Club and took courses in Red Cross. She loved all types of music, singing and writing. She also loved nature, babies and children.

Mertice's husband Roy, her children and their spouses including two grandchildren survive. Janis and Charles Bunting of Grafton, Susan and Philip George, and grandson Bryan of Upton, Roy Jr. and Lisa Stratton, and granddaughter Victoria of Upton.

Her surviving siblings include the following: Charles, Duncan, and Preston MacKay and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Predeceasing Mertice are her parents, three brothers, Elston, Donald, and Wilbur, and four sisters Cora, Ruth, Muriel and Barbara.

Visitation hours will be from the Chesmore Funeral Home 57 Hayden Rowe St. Hopkinton on Wednesday May 26, 2010 from 9:00 - 10:30. A service will follow in the Funeral Home at 11:00 am. Relatives and friends are welcome. A private burial will follow after at the Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville, MA.

She was much beloved, and will be missed by those whose lives she touched.

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Senior Babe Ruth


The date of the Senior Babe Ruth tryouts is May 22nd at (UPDATED 5PM TIME) on High School Baseball field #2. Mandatory attendance required rain or shine. Only exception is if you are playing a high school game during tryouts. 

   The Hopkinton Senior Babe Ruth team is selected via tryouts. 

   Players are eligible to try out for Senior Babe Ruth if:

  • Age 16-18 (age as of 4/30/2010).

  • Age 15 (age as of 4/30/2010) AND currently playing High School baseball.  

Senior Babe Ruth cost is $150 If interested in playing Senior Babe Ruth, please register for the Summer Season and note that you will be trying out for Senior Babe Ruth.  If selected for Senior Babe Ruth, you will be asked to pay the addition $45. Those registered will be informed via email.

   The process for selecting our teams remains unchanged from last season.  Historically, the team is comprised of a fixed roster of 15 Hopkinton residents.  A panel of 3 evaluators will make the selection of the team.  The Coach will establish the roster from the top 20 by early May.  Those not selected for Senior Ruth are eligible to play the Summer Season of Babe Ruth.  

   If anyone is interested in being the head coach or an assistant:                           for contact info.


Rape Aggression Defense Systems Training

Training for Women ONLY

  • R.A.D. is an internationally taught realistic hands on self defense training class specifically designed for women (12-16 hours)

  • The program teaches and emphasizes awareness, avoidance and physical self defense with the tools we possess with us at all times (hands, feet, elbows, knees, head, etc…)

  • All sizes and physical capabilities are welcome (ages 14, 15 or 16; parental waiver will be needed – 13 and under is too young for this class)

  • The class is sponsored by the Hopkinton Police Department and free of charge

  • Manuals are provided as are water and light snacks

  • Casual exercise clothing and an aerobic type of sneaker preferred

  • To enroll or if you have questions simply email Detective Tim Brennan at and leave your name, email address and phone number. If email is not available to you please call 508-497-3401 x303 and leave a (clear and slow) message with the same information. The first 30 women to enroll will be admitted (maximum number of students is 30). Confirmations will be done by email. Please ensure you can make all 4 classes before enrolling.


Monday June 21st 6p-9:30p

Wednesday June 23rd 6p-9:30p

Monday June 28th 6p-9:30p

Wednesday June 30th 6p-9:30p

All classes will be in Hopkinton with specific locations TBD.

All 4 nights are required from 6p-9:30p and all classes must be attended to go through simulation


INSTRUCTORS: Officer Linda Higgins; Detective Timothy J. Brennan

Sign up now! Registration period for Fall 2010 soccer is May 15th – June 1st! To register or learn more about any of our programs (ages 4-18), visit

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Two Jumpers, One Rescued, One Recovered, From Charles River


May 19, 2010 — At approximately 11:03 p.m. Tuesday, troopers from the State Police Barracks in Boston and Brighton, as well as the State Police Marine Unit, responded to a report that two men had jumped into the Charles River from the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge, on the Boston side of the river.


State Police Lieutenant Paul Maloney and Trooper John Dwyer arrived on scene and heard screams coming from the water. Trooper Dwyer threw his cruiser’s spare tire into the water to assist one of the men, whom they could hear, but not see.


After several attempts to get to the tire, which was being carried by the current, the man was able to finally retrieve it and hold on. Trooper Dwyer then threw him a rope and secured the rope to the bridge so the man could be brought to shore. The man, a 27-year-old Dorchester resident, was transported to Brigham and Women’s Hospital for evaluation. He had been in the water for approximately 20 minutes.


The other man, a 28-year-old Hyde Park resident, whom according to witnesses was the first who had jumped into the water, could not be located. His body was recovered a short time later by the Cambridge Fire Department and State Police Marine Unit at 12:20 a.m. today.  He was pronounced deceased on the scene by responding EMS personnel.


Troopers were also assisted on scene by the Boston Police Department, Boston Fire/Rescue, and the Cambridge Fire Department, as well as the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

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Golf Ball Drop

June 1, 2010


The Hopkinton Education Foundation will be holding its Third Annual Golf Ball Drop at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, June 1st (Rain date June 2d) at the Hopkins Elementary School (Field 10).


HEF is selling 1,000 raffle tickets, which correspond to 1,000 golf balls that will be dropped from the RE/MAX hot air balloon over a golf hole. The person holding the ticket that corresponds to the ball that goes in the hole or comes closest to it wins the grand prize of $1,000. There also is a prize of $100 for the ball that lands furthest from the hole. In the event of a tie, the prize will be split. Tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50. Winners need not be present to win.


The fun-filled event will feature tethered hot air balloon rides ($5 per person); cotton candy and other concessions; and, free face painting and balloons. “We are very grateful to Chuck Joseph and Bill Wright and the entire Re/Max Executive Realty team for sponsoring this event again. We sold 960 tickets last year and hope to sell all 1,000 tickets this year. All proceeds will be used for educational grants for the Hopkinton Public Schools.” stated Andrew Wailgum, HEF Board Member and Chairman of the Golf Ball Drop. “Bring the kids and come out and watch. It’s a fun time and a one of a kind experience.” Tickets can be purchased from any HEF board member or by contacting Andrew Wailgum at 508-625-1447 or

Relay for Life this Friday Night


May 19, 2010 — After months of planning, many meetings, and a lot of hard work, approximately 95 teams will gather behind the Hopkinton Middle School, set up campsites, and kick off the 2010 Hopkinton Relay for Life promptly at 6:00 p.m. with a survivor and caregiver lap. All townspeople and visitors are invited to come to the track behind the school to cheer on the teams, their supporters, donators, etc. as they embark on another overnight event with expectations of raising approximately $175,000! It’s an ambitious goal but donators to this annual event in Hopkinton have always met the challenge! We hope this year will be no different.


And, have you noticed purple ribbons outside some of the businesses on Main Street and on some mailboxes around town? These represent one way folks can express support for the Relay for Life. Purple is the color associated with the Relay for Life which raises funds for research, etc. for all forms of cancer. It is perhaps one of the reasons why the Relay for Life has become such a popular fundraiser nationwide for the American Cancer Society.


There will be a Luminaria ceremony at 9:00 p.m. where those who have lost their battle with cancer are remembered and those who have survived are honored. During this ceremony, white bags are filled half way with sand and a tea light is inserted. Each bag has the name and/or photo of a loved one to be honored. At the signal, all bags are lit and there is total silence during this solemn part of the evening. Luminaria bags will be available for a $10 donation at the Relay until 8:30 p.m.

Again, we invite you to come to the track this Friday for as long as you like to cheer on participants and even walk a lap or two yourself.


See Memorial Day Parade from a New Perspective



Our Veterans have crisscrossed the globe in our defense, could you donate your convertible to drive them through this year’s Memorial Day Parade?


The Hopkinton Veteran's Celebration Committee is looking for owners of convertibles to drive Veterans on a parade route from Mount Auburn Cemetery to the Town Common for the closing ceremonies of Hopkinton’s Memorial Day Celebrations, parade lasting from around 11-11:30 on May 31st.  You’ll be joined in the parade by the Hopkinton Auxiliary Police, the Hopkinton high school band, and scouts of all ages.  


Please contact Nancy “Punky” Drawe for more details,  508-435-1285.

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Boston Athletic Association Sets Date to Open Registration for the 2011 Boston Marathon®


BOSTON, Mass. – Registration for the 2011 Boston Marathon® will open on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. (ET) and will be conducted online at . The 115th Running of the Boston Marathon will be on Monday, April 18, 2011.

Entrants qualify for the Boston Marathon by meeting time standards which correspond to age and gender, and the qualifying standards for the 2011 race remain unchanged from recent past years. Qualifying standards for the 2011 Boston Marathon must be met on or after September 20, 2009 at a marathon certified by USA Track & Field, the national governing body for the sport (or foreign equivalent). Also, the registration fee will remain at $130 USD for residents of the USA. For last month’s event, the race filled in just over two months, and the B.A.A. anticipates the maximum field size for the 2011 race also to be reached quickly.

The field size for next year’s Boston Marathon remains as it has been in recent past years. In 2010, the race had 26,790 entrants and 22,721 finishers. Full registration information, including a list of qualifying marathons, and a list of the B.A.A.’s Official Charities for the Boston Marathon is available at .



Age Group      Men Women

18-34          3hrs 10min      3hrs 40min

35-39          3hrs 15min      3hrs 45min

40-44          3hrs 20min      3hrs 50min

45-49          3hrs 30min     4hrs 00min

50-54          3hrs 35min     4hrs 05min

55-59          3hrs 45min     4hrs 15min

60-64          4hrs 00min     4hrs 30min

65-69          4hrs 15min     4hrs 45min

70-74          4hrs 30min     5hrs 00min

75-79          4hrs 45min     5hrs 15min

80 and older 5hrs 00min    5hrs 30min




Senator Karen Spilka Announces June 25 Office Hours

 Friday, June 25, 2010

 Hopkinton:  Hopkinton Office Hours  

The Golden Spoon:  85 W. Main St, Hopkinton

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.



The American Rhododendron Society Massachusetts Chapter Annual Truss Show and Plant Sale

Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6, 2010


May 18, 2010 — The Massachusetts Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society will hold its Spring Truss Show and Plant Sale at Weston Nurseries, 93 East Main Street (Rte. 135) in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.


Saturday, June 5: Registration for the Truss Show will begin at 9 a.m. and close at 10:30 a.m. Members of the public as well as members of the Society are welcome to bring examples of the rhododendrons and azaleas (which are all part of the rhododendron genus) blooming in their gardens. The Truss Show will be opened for viewing at 1 p.m., at which time the Plant Sale will also open to the public. The closing time for the Truss Show and Plant Sale on Saturday is 5:00 PM.


Sunday, June 6: The Show and Plant Sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Experienced ARS members will be on hand to answer questions about the rhododendrons exhibited and discuss which ones for sale will do best in individual gardens. Our Plant Doctor will be available 10-11:00 AM and 1-4:00 PM to address all your rhododendron and azalea questions/problems.
The Truss Show will be judged by members of the Society. For those interested in entering, remember that the condition of the leaves is as important as the flower petals and the truss needs to have a stem long enough to put into a bottle. The rhododendrons are divided into classes, such as straight species or hybrids, and according to type, hardiness zones, and color. Since every spring is different, one never knows which rhododendrons will be at their peak that weekend, and, of course, location has a great impact on bloom time. Expect to see plants and flowers that you never saw before and almost never have a chance to buy in nurseries.
The Plant Sale will feature small plants propagated by ARS members from their own gardens, so they will be unusual and hard to find cultivars. There will also be a number of 1 gallon size rhododendrons that are available usually only through specialty nurseries.
The Society is delighted to pair up with Weston Nurseries, since some of the strongest early blooming rhododendrons as well as latest blooming azaleas have been hybridized by Weston Nurseries. They have added great plants suitable for New England gardens. For further information about the Show or Sale call Susan Harding at 781.259.0968. File photo by Robert Falcione.

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Planned 5th Grade Wellness Walk Postponed Until May 26, 2010


Above, today's  4th grade walkers ham it up for the camera.


HOPKINS SCHOOL — May 18, 2010 — Over 100 students in the 4th grade met this morning at the High School Outdoor Track/David Hughes Stadium and walked the track twice. Then the group headed out to the Loop Road as part of Fitness Month and walked to school at Hopkins School with a police escort from School Resource Officer Phil Powers and many teachers from the school.

       Many students from the Freshman Class at Hopkinton High School  helped to check in the students.

       The 5th Grade was scheduled to do the same tomorrow, Wednesday, however an expected rain has postponed the walk until next Wednesday morning, May 26.

       The student drop-off for this voluntary event is at the Middle School parking lot near the track entrance between 8:00 am and 8:15 am. The walk will begin promptly at 8:15 am.

Below, HS Freshmen pose before taking part in the walk themselves.


Contact person: Wellness Staff Hopkins

Peter Torilli,

Phone: 508-497-9824 ext 305 E-mail:  Photos by Mr. Torilli.

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Hopkinton Resident Graduates with Honors


NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — May 18, 2010 — Katherine Cholakis, daughter of Peter & Susan Cholakis of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, received a bachelor's degree with Latin honors from Smith College on Sunday, May 16, 2010.


Kate also received the Susan Cohen '92 and Paul Dietz '59 Prize in Landscape Studies for excellence in a project that examines the science, design or culture of the built environment.  The project involved an investigation of the Smith College campus.


Kate was one of 733 seniors who graduated during the college's 132nd commencement exercises, at which political analyst and media host Rachel Maddow was the featured speaker.A 2006 graduate of the Darrow School Kate majored in Architecture at Smith.  Kate will be attending graduate school in the fall, the Conway School of Landscape Architecture.


Smith College educates women of promise for lives of distinction. One of the largest undergraduate women's colleges in the country, Smith enrolls 2,800 students from nearly every state and 62 other countries.

Election 2010 - The Winners

23% of voters voted 

May 18, 2010 — Above, Andrew Sweeney speaks with Selectman and Planning Board winners, some before, some after the election results.


The Selectman Winners

May 18, 2010 — Sherborn Town Clerk Carole Marple administers the oath to Selectman winners Ben Palleiko and John Mosher following the announcement of election results that took more than twice as long as expected. Ms. Marple took the place of Town Clerk Ann Click, who was on the ballot.

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The Candidates - Winners in Bold
Todd S. Holbrook........   894
Benjamin L. Palleiko....  1245 
John M. Mosher..........   999
Joseph E. Nealon........   876

Town Moderator
Bruce G. Karlin, M.D.... 1578

Town Clerk
Ann. M Click............ 1751

Mary Jo LaFreniere...... 1537

Board of Health
Margo R. Roman..........  681
Vincent J. Lawler....... 1324

Cemetery Commissioner
Lynn M. Fournier........ 1574

Commissioner of Trust Fund
Maureen K. Bumiller..... 1488

Patrick K. O'Brien...... 1603
Don S. Creswell, Sr..... 1410
Patrick Mahon (Write in)   46
Board of Public Works
Kevin G. Kohrt.........   822
Ronald M. Clark........  1176 
Nancy J. Peters........   808
F. Eric Sonnett........  1248
Kenneth R. Weismantel..  1322

Member of Housing Authority
Patricia A. Kuehne.....   600
Marilyn K. Stearman....   827

Commissioner of Parks and Rec.
Patrick J. Mahon.......  1602
Planning Board (Five Years)
Sandra King Altamura...  930
John M. Coutinho....... 1401
Deborah A. Thomas...... 1397 
Planning Board (unexpired term 2014)
Richard A. MacDonald... 1232
Francis J. D'Urso......  692
School Committee
Rebecca L. Robak.......  1534

Question #1............  YES: 1633 NO: 566

Question #2............ YES: 1444 NO 762



Detector Activation

May 17, 2010 — Town hall was evacuated twice on Monday due to an alarm activation in the Health Department office.

The Waiting

May 1`7, 2010 — Candidate for Selectman, John Mosher, is steeped in thought while his wife, Kathy, plays with daughters Laura, 3½ years, and Elizabeth, 7½ years, as people await the results of the election  in the Middle School Cafeteria.

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Roll and Slide

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May 17, 2010 — The red vehicle, right, travelling southbound, crossed well over the center line, smashing the vehicle pictured  in the thumbnail above, causing it to rollover the guardrail and teeter until it was removed by a tow truck. One person in the van was taken to UMASS Memorial in Worcester. The driver of the red vehicle, who appeared to be transporting small children, told police she sneezed.

Voter  Turnout: High? Low?

Andrew Sweeney speaks with some candidates outside the Middle School during the day, below.

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Police News UP-TO-DATE


May 17, 2010 - Click above for full report


8:43 am  A caller on Hayden Rowe Street reported having "words" with a group of softball players over the use of the field.  The caller was there with a group of soccer players.


8:52 am  There were several 911 calls for a pedestrian on a bicycle that had been bit by a car.  Upon arrival Officer Philip Powers requested Lifeflight because the party had serious injuries.  The Fire Department and Chief Flannery were advised of the motor vehicle accident and injuries.  The road was closed for a short time for measurements.  The operator of the vehicle was evaluated by medics due to stress of the incident.


8:03 pm  A caller on Elm Street complained that a man was blowing his yard clippings into the roadway while mowing his lawn.  Officer Linda Higgins responded and spoke with the party...



Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Compiled  for © 2010 All Rights Reserved

Transactions from May 10, 2010 - May 17, 2010






17 Thayer Heights Rd. Courtney A. Frank $356,600 May 14, 2010  David H. Klatte & Debra F. Klatte
12 Bullmoose Run Howard M. Orloff & Joelle A. Orloff $524,000 May 14, 2010  Joseph H. Altman
26 Glen Rd. Stephen J. Byatt & Nancy Byatt $554,900 May 14, 2010  Donna L. Cournoyer
16 Alexander Rd. Andrew D. Singer & Stacy E. Spies $599,900 May 14, 2010  Courtney A. Frank & Arthur Massicott
40 Parker Point Rd. Erica Thomas & Barry Thomas $369,000 May 13, 2010  David T. Coutu & Amy L. Coutu
3 Walker St. Thomas M. Chatten & Laura E. Chatten $67,000 May 13, 2010  Blanca I. Anza
38 Trevor Ln. Phyllis Ann Doig $459,000 May 12, 2010  Maillet & Sons Inc.
6 South Mill St. Denise A. Mikulis & Christopher T. Mikulis $739,900 May 12, 2010  Brian W. Cheever, Brian K. Gassett
 & Summit Realty Trust
3 Overlook Rd. Ekambareswara Rao Kandimalla
& Seetha Kandimalla
$901,108 May 11, 2010  Franklin Farms G P Inc.
 & Eagle Farm Limited Partnership
Last Week        
384 Wood St. Tomas Igartua & Michelle Igartua $262,000 May 7, 2010  Sabahat Hussain
13 Wescott Dr. Sohail Massod $70,000 May 7, 2010  Tariq Malik, Sohail Massod
 & Sohail M. Massod
90 East Main St. Elizabeth Joseph & Eric Joseph $322,000 May 6, 2010  Legacy Farms LLC
97 Front St. Pankaj Agrawal $390,000 May 5, 2010  Chao-Yu Guo


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FRAMINGHAM, MA – A wrecked car sits by the Fountain Street entrance to Keefe Technical School in Framingham with a sign beside it displaying the slogan “No Phone, No Drink, No Joke.” Red tape reading “danger” surrounds the Ford Mustang GT, which is completely smashed on its driver’s side, complete with a shattered windshield, bent frame, and missing back bumper.


“This car was actually involved in an accident in the MetroWest area so it’s more than just a visual for our students,” said Julie Westcott, a Keefe Tech science teacher. Westcott helped to organize the wreck donation from Exceptional Automotive in Framingham as part of an initiative for her Health and Wellness students.


With prom just days away and graduation around the corner, drunk driving is timely a topic of discussion for high school seniors. But at Keefe Tech, seniors and underclassmen alike are not just learning about the dangers of drunk driving – they’re getting educated about the perils of distracted driving of any kind.


“Our concern is student safety, and that’s why our slogan is ‘No Phone, No Drink, No Joke,’ ” noted Chad Fallon, Keefe Tech SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Chapter Advisor. “Our SADD members feel strongly about raising awareness about distracted driving, whether it’s drunk driving or driving while texting.”

POLLS OPEN Today, Monday, May 17

Middle School 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Questions About Ballot Questions?

Norman Khumalo and Peter LaGoy Shed Some Light


May 14, 2010 — People have been calling Town Hall with inquiries about the two ballot questions for the election. Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Downtown Revitalization Committee Chair Peter LaGoy want people to know that the questions deal with temporary debt exclusions that expire after their term is up.  Hear and see them in the video above.

In addition, Mr. LaGoy has composed a last-minute pitch for a YES vote on Question #2.

Read it here.


Get prepared and read the specimen ballot below.


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Four Hopkinton Selectmen Candidates Introduce Themselves

Todd Holbrook

Todd Holbrook Solo.wmv

John Mosher


Joe Nealon


Ben Palleiko


Andrew Sweeney Interviews Each Selectman candidate, below:

Todd Holbrook


John Mosher


Joe Nealon

Joe nealon Interview.wmv

Ben Palleiko

Ben Palieko Inerview.wmv

Lake Maspenock Preservation Association

Invites all of our Members* to

Family Fun Day at Sandy Beach


The LMPA General Meeting

Saturday, June 12th 11:30am to 2:30pm

Rain Date: Sunday, June 13th


Agenda: 11:30am-12:00noon General Meeting

  • LMPA Executive Board elections • The extended lake draw down for weed control

  • Sandy Beach boat ramp repair

12:00 noon Lunch - The LMPA will provide food & drinks

1:00 pm-2:00pm  will provide a live show with amazing animals and reptiles

LMPA Sweatshirts, Hats, Towels, etc. will be available for sale.

*This event if free to all LMPA members and their families. Memberships will be available. One year family membership or renewal is $25.00, $45.00 for 2 years and $10.00 for Seniors.


Please bring a chair or blanket for the animal and reptile show.

Come and join the fun!

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HPTA Carnival

May 15, 2010 — Despite a week's postponement due to last week's storm, the HPTA Carnival on the Common was a huge success.



...Everywhere a sign

May 15, 2010 — Name recognition is the name of the political game for candidates and supporters at the intersection of Grove/Main and Cedar Streets today. The irony of the photo is that the partial sign at the top that is only inferred is the most well-known of all.


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Things are starting to Move!!!


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 Lots More to Come at Skatepark! 

Nolan Kelley and Tucker Mayo (Below) talk in the video above about the work their group has done at the Hank Fredette Skate Park at EMC Park, the funding and the support they received.

Click on Image to See Specimen Ballot for 2010

Great Save!!

A great save for Mallory Bannon, Hopkinton Girls Lacrosse Senior Captain goalie last week. Contributed photo.

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FRITZ, T. Marguerite (Kingrea), 89

FRITZ, T. Marguerite (Kingrea), 89, of Hopkinton, MA and Sebring, FL, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2010. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, John Fritz, her two daughters and their families, Karen and Stephen Franks of Hopkinton, and Sharon and Richard Batten of Boylston. She was the dearly loved grandmother of six and great-grandmother of sixteen.


Born one of eight children in Beeville, Texas, she is survived in Texas by her sister Alice Odle of Midland, and brother Thomas Kingrea of West Columbia.


Marguerite Fritz will be remembered for her life-long devotion to her family and home. A memorial celebration of her life will be held in the Chapel of the First Congregational Church of Hopkinton on Friday, May 21, at 11:00AM, followed by a reception at her Hopkinton home. Those who wish to honor her may make a contribution in lieu of flowers to the Good Shepherd Hospice by calling 863-297-1880 or making a donation online at .

Kenneth K. Webb, 86

Kenneth K. Webb, 86, of Marlborough, formerly of Yarmouth, Phoenix, Arizona, and Framingham, died Sunday, May 9th, 2010. Born in East Palestine, Ohio, he was the son of the Late Frank and Alice Webb.

Ken graduated from Alliance High School in 1941 and served in the U.S. Army in central Europe during WWII. He was commissioned at the age of 19, as a 2nd lieutenant from the Officer's Candidate School at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, the youngest officer in the history of the school. While serving as a forward observer directing the fire of an artillery unit, Ken was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, and received a battlefield promotion to 1st Lieutenant. After the war, Ken received a B.A. from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and attended the Cleveland Institute of Art.

An employee of the Carling Brewing Company, Ken was relocated from Cleveland to Framingham in 1956 when Carling opened their new brewery in Natick. Ken served as the Production Manager until 1976 when he was relocated to Phoenix, Arizona, again serving as Production Manager until his retirement. Ken and his wife Gloria moved back to Massachusetts in 1997, and lived in their home on Hemeon Drive in Yarmouth until recently.

Ken was the father of the late Jo Ann Webb, and is survived by Gloria, his wife of 65 years, his daughter Judy Gallagher and husband Joe of Littleton, his son Dr Ken Webb and wife Julie of Holliston, his daughter Devette Russo and Bob Pfeifer of Hopkinton. He is also survived by his  randchildren; Bryan Gallagher, Erin, Brendan, Christopher and Matthew Webb, and Joshua Russo and his wife Dr. Marlene Gubata.

Ken is the brother of Frank Webb of Ohio, Hazel Webb of California, and the late Hilda Wheatley of Ohio and Betty Monaco of Arizona. There will be a private ceremony and burial at Arlington National Cemetery on June 9th.

Arrangements are from the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, an annual bike-a-thon that raises money for life-saving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.Donations can be made on line at (donate to rider Devette Russo), or by check to Pan Mass Challenge, PO Box 668 Hopkinton, MA 01748.


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