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Milford Detectives Raid Main Street, Milford Store

Counterfeit items seized at Urban/Suburban


(Milford, MA.) On Wednesday June 2, 2010 at approximately 12:15 pm Milford Police Detectives, accompanied by representatives from the Movie, Song Recording and Clothing Industries, executed a search warrant at the Urban/Suburban Store located at 89 Main Street. The warrant was obtained earlier in the day from the Milford District Court allowing police to search for counterfeit, pirated and knockoff items for sale. As a result of the search Milford Police seized over 727 items of illegal items which included clothes, footwear, handbags, movies and music.


The clerk on duty was named Anel Brkic age 19 of 6 Shadowbrook Lane Milford, MA was arrested on an out of town warrant unrelated to the search. (Dartmouth, MA for possession of Class D Substance, Marijuana) He was booked and brought to the Milford District Court.


After completion of the search at 89 Main Street, the owner/operator of the store named Terril Coley age 45 of 28 Bowdoin Drive Milford, MA voluntarily came to the police station and cooperated by speaking with investigators. He admitted to knowing the items he was selling were counterfeit. Terril Coley was arrested after questioning and charged with the following:


1. Counterfeit Mark, Distribute CH 266 SEC 147

2. Recording w/out MFR Name/Sell/Rent CH 266 SEC 143C


The subject was released on bail and scheduled for arraignment at the Milford District Court.

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Delegation from Xiamen Visits Hopkinton

From left, front, Mr. Xu Jiancheng, Director of Xiamen Athletic Events Administrative Center, Ms.Ye Yuebei, Director of  Xiamen Sports Accounting Center & the Deputy Secretary-General of Xiamen Sports Federation, Ms. Lian Mian, Secretary-General of Xiamen Sports Federation, Hopkinton Town Manager, Norman Khumalo, Mr.Hong Chaoqiang, Director of No.2 Office of Xiamen Municipal Commission for Discipline Inspection of the CPC &the Deputy Secretary- General  of Xiamen Sports Federation. Rear, Barbara Sicuso, Boston Athletic Association, Timothy Kilduff, Hopkinton Athletic Association.


June 3, 2010 — Today, a delegation from Xiamen, China visited Hopkinton on their way to Canada, and after visiting Los Angeles and New York City, to connect to Hopkinton, which has a sister city relationship with Marathon, Greece, as does Xiamen.

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Above Woodville

June 2, 2010 — Jack Speranza shares a photo he took at 3,000 feet over Lake Whitehall as the sun sank in the western horizon.


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Class of 2009 Announces Gifts


Hopkinton High School’s Class of 2009 is pleased to announce that a donation of $5,325.50 has been made to Camp Lawrence YMCA in honor of Tom Weaver and a donation of $5, 325.50 has been made to the Tom Weaver Memorial Scholarship. These donations were made possible from the proceeds of the B+ t-shirts.

T-shirts are still available for $10. If you are interested, please contact Diane Welch at  or 508-497-9820 x1223

The Class of 2009 is also pleased to see their class gift successfully delivered and installed. Thank you to the Hopkinton Zoning Board, Al Rogers (Hopkinton Schools Director of Buildings and Grounds) and Sign Logic of Hudson for making this possible.



Hopkinton Education Foundation Awards Almost $90,000


HOPKINTON, Mass – June 2, 2010 – The Hopkinton Education Foundation announces the awarding of seventeen grants to Hopkinton Public Schools totaling almost $90,000. In making the awards, Kim Pucci, Education Foundation President said, “This year’s grant awards cover a broad educational spectrum and reflect the Foundation’s mission of encouraging innovation that fosters students’ educational success and forms the foundation for their lifelong learning.”


Grants were awarded to all five Hopkinton schools and include grants to:

  • redesign the Middle School library into a new high-tech Learning Commons;

  • innovate math instruction for Hopkins students;

  • teach Elmwood students math, arts, and culture by designing and building a mosaic;

  • generate interest among elementary students in the new Mandarin Chinese curriculum;

  • engage fifth graders to teach writing to first graders; and

  • infuse technology into music instruction.

The Education Foundation awarded the Stephen Gray Memorial Grant (awarded each year for the most innovative program) to Diane Norby, Middle School Librarian, for her application entitled Transforming the Middle School Library into a Learning Commons. According to Norby, “This project will transform both the physical space in the library as well as add tools to enable students to experience learning within a 21st century environment. The learning commons concept of library design is at the forefront of academic innovation, and it is viewed as essential in order to provide students with the infrastructure necessary for the newest educational models to be completely implemented. It is a human-centered design based on the principles that today's students learn by collaborating and working cooperatively.”


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Cahill and Loscocco to Visit Senior Center Friday


 Tim Cahill, State Treasurer and candidate for governor, and our former State Representative Paul Loscocco, candidate for lieutenant governor, will visit the Senior Center Friday, June 4, at 10 a.m. following the Veteran’s Breakfast. They will talk about the effects of health care reform on Massachusetts Medicare recipients and answer questions. All ages are invited to attend.  

Andy Welzel Memorial Walk in the Woods
Sunday, June 6, 2010, 9:00 am

Hopkinton State ParkMain Beach Site


Please join us on our annual 'walk in the woods' on the trails of Hopkinton State Park to celebrate Andy's life and his love for the trails.

You are guaranteed to see familiar faces and to get lost!

Coffee, bagels and munchkins after our walk.

Donations will be accepted in Andy’s memory to support Team Loonacy in this year’s PanMass Challenge. 

All proceeds will go directly to Pancreatic Cancer care and research.

For questions or more information, please contact:

Kathleen Karpe - or Laura McKenzie -

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From left, Julia Viveiros, Callie-Rose Ronan, Nora Drechsler, All are 2nd grade girl scouts.

June 2, 2010 — Veteran Pat Lynch leads the Girl Scouts in placing a wreath at the memorial on the Common on Monday.

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 Senior Moments

Clowning Around With Fashion


Nancy L. Drawe



June 2, 2010 — And the Oscars go to…!  Is it true?  Have the Academy Awards come to Hopkinton?  Not yet, but the Oscars for the Rummage Sale Fashion Show have!   The theme for this 2nd annual show was “Trash and Treasures,” based on the type of clothing and accessories the models had bought at the rummage sale.   This show tied into the rummage sale that had recently been held at the center.  Anyone could participate, as long as they modeled something they bought at the sale.  The criterion for this show was just having a lot of laughs, fun AND free strawberry shortcake for everybody. 


For his second year, the Master of Ceremony for this great event was Dave Dobson, who sported an Ace of Spades costume and black tights.   Contestants wore outfits that ranged from elegant to quite humorous! 


Judi Allessio modeled her blue capris from “Talbots,” white sandals and pretty red sweater—perfect outfit for the summer.


Mary McLeod’s outfit was a black and white silk shirt that was quite elegant. An added touch was the lovely red rose she was carrying. 


Sheila Currie wore a casual vest, blouse and pair of capris that were all purchased at bargain prices from the rummage sale. 


The Happy Clown flip flopped up to the stage with her huge red clown shoes!  It was hard to tell that it was Joyce Plucker who was under those large glasses, red nose, wig and clown outfit! 


Barbara Pimental had a gorgeous jacket that she bought for an unbelievable price! 



Gleick Named Associate at Estate Preservation Law Offices


May 25, 2010, Worcester, MA---Melissa A. Gleick, Esquire, daughter of Jeffrey Mark Durand of Hopkinton, MA, has been appointed associate at Estate Preservation Law Offices located in Worcester, MA.


Attorney Gleick’s practice focuses on estate planning, corporate planning and estate and trust administration. Attorney Gleick also represents clients in various probate matters including estates, guardianships and conservatorships. Most recently, Attorney Gleick served as law clerk to the Justices of the Superior Court of Massachusetts.


Attorney Gleick holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Spanish from Anna Maria College. She earned her Juris Doctor degree at New England School of Law.

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 Day Trip

Governor Patrick Helps During park Serve Day


June 1, 2010 — Governor Deval Patrick helped herald Spring 2010 with a trip to Purgatory Chasm as part of his volunteer effort on Park Serve Day, where volunteers were matched with DCR facilities throughout the Commonwealth. According to the DCR website (DCR button always above), there are more than 450,000 acres of State Parks in Massachusetts. The HopNews camera found itself in Purgatory on this day and spoke with the governor in the video above. Austin Falcione narrates.


Like Father, Like Daughter


Five year-old Autumn Tumbleton raced the kids' 1 mile race on Saturday in Holliston benefiting Children's hospital, photo left.


She won first prize for girls age 5-6 years old running the 1 mile race in 10 minutes and 39 seconds.  She is the daughter of Maureen and Keiron Tumbleton. Autumn's dad has won several local races in Hopkinton

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 Positively Hopkinton


Memorial Day at Evergreen Cemetery

Excerpts from celebration at Evergreen Cemetery with a greeting from HopNews reader Lt. Col. Michael Arakelian, just back after his third tour in Afghanistan.  In addition, a sped up parade down Main Street




Town Manager’s Office

Town Committee/Board Vacancies*

Current Vacancies:

  • Appropriation Committee: one (1)

  • ADA Oversight Committee: one (1)

  • Board of Appeals: one (1) associate member

  • Cable Committee: three (3)

  • Capital Improvement Committee: two (2)

  • Conservation Commission: one (1)

  • Cultural Council : one (1)

  • Downtown Revitalization Committee: one (1)

  • Economic Development Committee: three (3)

  • Historical District Commission: two (2) June 30, 2010- Board of Realtors representative

  • Hopkinton Cultural Council: twelve (12) (minimum of five (5) members; maximum of twenty-two (22) members)

  • Housing Committee: one (1)

  • MAPC – alternate: one (1)

  • *Permanent Building Committee: five (5)

  • Recycling Committee: one (1)

  • Sustainable Green Committee: one (1) at large member; two (2) associate members

  • Youth Commission: two (2)

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Accident at Launch

May 31, 2010 — Nearby residents dialed 911 after hearing screams coming from the boat launch area at Sandy Beach parking lot on Monday. A Downey Street man launching his boat had the tip of a finger taken off after getting it caught up in some rope. The finger was found and immediately put on ice in the event it can be reattached.

Police News UP-TO-DATE


May 31, 2010 - Click above for full report

10:38 pm  A resident on McKay Road reported hearing a loud explosion coming from the Chestnut Street area...


8:18 pm  The supervisor of a soliciting group walked into the station to picked up several solicitors that she had been told were being detained...


7:47 pm  A 911 caller reported he had been video taped by a neighbor for the past week and would like to speak with an officer...


11:14 pm  A 911 caller on East Main Street saw a fire in the woods behind Weston Nurseries...


Photo: An animated State Environmental Police Officer directing traffic at the State Park, which was temporarily closed to additional vehicles on Sunday.

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Compiled  for © 2010 All Rights Reserved

Transactions from May 24, 2010 - May 31, 2010






5 Carriage Hill Rd.

Michael J. Pagliuca & Ruth B. Pagliuca


May 28, 2010

 Susan M. Cataldo

22 Tammer Ln.

Mark W. Ehrenzeller
& Mary Jane B. Ehrenzeller


May 28, 2010

 Paul D. Doherty

3 McKay Rd.

John M. Delprete & Karen E. Delprete


May 27, 2010

 Michael J. Pagliuca & Ruth B. Pagliuca

13 Valentine Rd.

Jonathan E. Graziano & Erin M. Graziano


May 27, 2010

 Mark W. Ehrenzeller
 & Mary Jane B. Ehrenzeller

111 East Main St.

Kyle S. Reilly & Dayanna J. Moreno


May 26, 2010

 Melanie Sonsini-Goodrich
 & John K. Goodrich

189 Saddle Hill Rd.

Lisa Zeissig


May 25, 2010

 Janice L. Porkola

Last Week





8 Glen Rd.

Jeffrey J. Bruno


May 21, 2010

 US Bank National Association

40 Trevor Ln.

Edward J. Furey Trust & Barbara J. Loonam Trust


May 21, 2010

 Maillet & Son LLC

8 Lilac Ct.

David Tesini & Bernadette Tesini


May 21, 2010

 Michael Sidoti  & Sandy Lee Sidoti

10 Downey Pl.

Daniel J. Woodyshek & Georgina M. Tonner


May 21, 2010

 Jean Sachs & Beryl Sachs


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Memorial Day 2010

May 31, 2010 — A few photos from the Memorial Day celebration organized by the Veterans Celebration Committee.

 Above, Scout Thomas Mirabile, assisted by veteran John Cahill, places a wreath at Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville. Below, American Legion Post 202 Chaplain, Marine Corps veteran Dick Brault is dwarfed by his corps' flag at the ceremony on the Veterans Memorial Gazebo on the Common.


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May 31, 2010 — This cormorant flying over Hopkinton Reservoir can be recognized by its orange mask and hooked bill, and oftentimes, by its need to walk on water to gain momentum for flight.

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Like Great-grandfather, Like Son

May 30, 2010 — Weston Nurseries President Peter Mezitt, a fourth generation nurseryman, puts some decorative plants in the ground in front of the Garden Center today.

Scouts Place Flags

On Friday, May 28, Hopkinton Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies and Daisies helped the veterans in town replace American flags on the gravestones of veterans at local cemeteries. Photo by Amy Ritterbusch.


May 29, 2010 — Cornell's Field was the site of a rugby match between Division 3 North Shore and Division 4 Framingham this afternoon.

       "It's like football without rules," said one fan.

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 ATTENTION YOUTH SOCCER PARENTS AND PLAYERS: The Boys Varsity Soccer Team wants to give back to the youth players that support them throughout their own season, and here is the chance!  The team will be running their "Soccer Connection Clinic" from June 21st to June 24th for any Hopkinton youth players that are currently in grades 1-7.  The clinic will run 9 AM- 12 PM each day. 


The clinic fee is $75.  Every day will focus on a new skill for the youth players, accompanied by games and activities and an overall fun atmosphere from the high school players.  The goal is to learn new skills and focus on soccer, but also have fun and allow the high schoolers connect with the youth players that will soon be taking over their spots as varsity players!  All proceeds from the clinic will be used to cover costs of the season for the Varsity team.  Sign up now and don't miss out!  If you have any questions, please email Will Relle at  or call 508-439-2085.

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Elmwood School Orchestra


On May 26, 2010  Elmwood School Orchestra members performed at  The Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center.


Row 1 L-R  Sara Cahill, Cecily McNamara, Katelyn Sylvester, Brett Crochiere, Devin Kelly, unavailable for photo Isabella Onsi

Row 2 L-R Timothy Lane, Alexis Hasbrouck, Reya Samuel, Sophia Bender, Maddy Holden, McKenzie Lockhart, Mrs. Patricia Diamond, Tim Palczynski, Mia Doherty, Alexandra Lee, Johnny Cowen,

Kaitlyn Holly, Photographer: Christine Basile


Texting While Driving?

    This was the setup to the HopNews daylight poll to the right: Last October, President Obama put the kibosh on texting while driving for 4.5 million federal workers. And now, municipalities are getting into the act.

    Anyone who has ever tried it knows that it is extremely dangerous to text and drive. People are all over the road, from one side to the other, trying to do the impossible.

     The graphic shows the final outcome of the poll, which is nearly unanimous that people want texting while driving banned.

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Town of Hopkinton

Permanent Building Committee


The Board of Selectmen invites interested residents to serve on the Permanent Building Committee (PBC) consisting of five (5) permanent members. This committee’s primary responsibility is to provide an efficient, professional mechanism for overseeing the design, construction, reconstruction, alteration or enlargement of buildings or other facilities owned by the Town or undertaken on land-owned, leased or operated by the Town.


The Board of Selectmen is seeking broad participation in the committee. Preferred nominees will include an architect, engineer, an individual who is primarily engaged in the construction business, and an individual with legal, accounting or finance experience.


If interested, please submit a letter of interest to the Town Manager’s Office, 18 Main Street, or email at by noon on Wednesday, June 23, 2010. For more information, please call the Town Manager’s Office at 508-497-9700.

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"Sobering" Reminder

May 28, 2010 — SADD (Students against destructive decisions) has their sign next to a sobering reminder of how experimentation with substances can turn out.

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ESL's popular 1940s USO show returns for it's 4th year at the Hopkinton Senior Center
June 11th at 7:30
a matinee on June 12th at 2pm
and June 12th at 7:30

New Songs, New Skits and Characters along with some crowd favorites.  This show is sure to get your toes tapping.   The Point and Swing Band is back and will stay for dancing after the show. 

Tickets available at the senior center and on line Click here 



Senior Center


Fri., May 28, 9-2

Saturday, May 29, 9-noon

Loads of tomato plants; peppers and other veggies, annuals, perennials and houseplants.  

Senior Moments

PenPals Meet at Senior Center

Mr. B's first grade class performing for the seniors at the 18th annual Pen Pal Party.

Nancy L. Drawe


May 27, 2010 — Last week, some of the Star Wars characters invaded the Hopkinton Senior Center!  That’s right—Darthvader, Anikan Skywalker and Luke descended upon the center, bringing with them some of their friends: Buck Tooth Bob, Mummy Wrap, Murph dog, Mario, Sparkly Fairy, Puppy and Kitten, Jessica, and Pumpkin Girl, just to name a few.   The only difference is that these characters were all little four foot first graders from the Center School!   They were there for one reason—to meet their Senior Pen Pals whom they have been corresponding with back and forth all year.   This was the annual Pen Pal Pizza Party, number 18 to be exact, by Center School’s first grade teacher, Mark Boisvert, otherwise known as Mr. B.   Eighteen years ago, Mr. B’s fourth grade class at Elmood School was corresponding with a group of fourth graders in Alaska, but he felt that they were not really making a connection because of the distance.   At that time, the Senior Center contacted the school asking if they could set up a pen pal program with the seniors and students.  Mr. B got involved and has been doing it ever since, starting with the fourth grade, then fifth, and now the first graders.   Mr. B said, “The children really love the fact that they are writing to seniors.  Many of the students here don’t live near their own grandparents and therefore don’t have much of a connection.” 


At the beginning of the year, the twenty or so children choose their “fake” pen pal names and then parent volunteers come in to help them write their first letter.  The letters are then sent to the Senior Center and are distributed to the Senior Pen Pals by coordinators Joyce Plucker and Donna Deneen.  Pat Wade had been the previous coordinator, since 1997, but retired last year.  She did a great job coordinating the event, matching pen pals, designating times for letters to be written and delivered, etc.   This year, Joyce and Donna took over the job and were just as awesome! 


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Dear friends and neighbors,


I find it hard asking someone to make a donation. I guess we all do. But, today I am writing to you about a cause that is important to me and a cause I know you will want to support. I have decided to take steps in the fight against multiple sclerosis (MS) by joining the 2010 Bike MS Ride, for the second year in a row, and I am asking you to join me in this important fight by sponsoring me.


MS is an unpredictable and devastating disease that can attack any of us in the prime of life. Imagine, one day you are ready to take on the world, and the next you are faced with the diagnosis of an incurable and potentially debilitating disease. That is why I am participating in the 2010 Bike MS Ride and asking you to help me in my quest.

 Learn more and/or donate. Michael Albertian



Congratulations Hopkinton



Congratulations Hopkinton! Governor Deval Patrick recently recognized Hopkinton as receiving one of the state’s coveted title as a “Green Community” enabling the town to receive future energy efficiency grants from an annual fund from the state.


Receiving this title was no easy feat! Thank you to the Sustainable Green Committee for organizing the steps and producing the documents required for the application for the designation! A big thank you to the department heads and volunteers who did their jobs well to highlight and push this opportunity to the forefront of so many issues facing the town. Also, without the support of the community who came out to vote for the two items on the town warrant required for this designation, Hopkinton would not have made the short list of 35 towns in Massachusetts.


With $8.1 million from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, communities across the state will be required to show energy efficiency projects in detailed reports to be submitted shortly, to be considered for a portion of those funds. Fortunately, Hopkinton has much of that research completed by third party vendors because of the town’s focus on energy efficiency as noticed by Gov. Patrick as he toured the solar panel topped municipal buildings here.


Congratulations Hopkinton! Not only is there pride in being a community member of a forward thinking town, we have received the accolades from our State Rep. Carolyn Dykema and Governor Patrick as well! Good luck in the next steps as a “Green Community.”


Ria K. McNamara

Oakhurst Rd.

May 27, 2010

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Rock For Cancer

Hopkinton High School Seniors Alex Soifer and Cam Linares organized the Rock for Cancer as part of their Senior Project after being inspired by the passing of classmate Tom Weaver. Above, on Wednesday evening, are four of the six-member band Shut Up James performing in the Middle School Auditorium. The other two members were to the left of the shot, playing.

You Tube video of snippets is below.


Senior Projects Presented at High School


Andrew Sweeney captured a few Senior Project presentations this morning at Hopkinton High School. See them above.

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Brian Herr Qualifies for Ballot with 3180 Signatures

HOPKINTON - May 26, 2010 — Brian J. Herr, candidate for Congress in the Massachusetts Third Congressional District, submitted 3,180 certified signatures to the Secretary of the Commonwealth, qualifying him for the ballot.
"Washington has stopped working for the American people.  Between bailouts, cap and trade and a takeover of Health Care, it is clear that Rep. McGovern is more concerned with promoting his radical agenda than doing what is right for America and the citizens of the 3rd Congressional District," said Herr.  "We need people in office that understand the real world challenges that confront us daily.  The mindset that brought about fiscal restraint and smaller government to Hopkinton is the same mindset I will take to Washington."  
Mr. Herr was elected to the Board of Selectmen in 2007 and has served the past two years as the Chairman.  Prior to his election to the Board of Selectmen, he was also elected to the Planning Board where he served as Vice-Chairman.  In addition to his elected offices, Mr. Herr was also appointed to the Zoning Advisory Committee, the Personnel Committee, the Elementary School Building Committee and the CAA Historic Barn Restoration Committee.  Beyond Hopkinton, he has served the member towns of the Metro West Regional Transit Authority at the board level for the last two years.

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HOLLISTON, Mass. (May, 2010) – Temple Beth Torah (2162 Washington Street, Holliston) will be holding an open house on Mon, June 14 and Wed, June 16 from 9:00-10:00 am to allow young families in the community to experience their Torah Explorers summer program. The open house will provide parents and children the opportunity to meet some of the program’s staff, see the facilities, and participate in some of the program’s activities first hand.


Torah Explorers offers one class for 2-3 year olds and one for 4-5 year olds; projects and activities are tailored to the children’s ages and abilities. Both classes will meet 9:00 am to noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the months of July and August. The preschool class also has extended day available until 2:00 pm. The program’s flex option allows parents to sign up for just those class days they want, making it easy to work around vacation and other schedules. Spots are still available for almost all class days this summer.


Torah Explorers is structured around a cohesive summer-long theme that is brought to life through songs, stories, games, arts and crafts, Hebrew vocabulary, pretend play and more. The theme for summer of 2010 is “Jews Around the World”. Teachers will take the children on an exploration of 18 countries, allowing them to experience the different foods, Jewish traditions and culture in each. Combined with the learning component are many opportunities for indoor and outdoor play, making new friends, and interacting in a group dynamic. Temple membership is NOT required to participate and all interested families are encouraged to apply.


For more information and registration materials, visit the Temple Beth Torah website at , or email Stacey David, Early Childhood Chair, at .


Conveniently located on Rte. 16 in Holliston near the Milford line, Temple Beth Torah is a conservative synagogue attracting members from Holliston, Ashland, Milford, Medway, Millis, Hopkinton, Franklin and other nearby communities.


Proud About Green Community


I'd like to publicly thank all those involved in the effort to have Hopkinton designated a Green Community.  They're are a lot of you, more than I can name, but I'd like to point in the direction of a few:

The Hopkinton Sustainable Green Committee deserves a special thanks.  They worked very hard on this and we (all who live in Hopkinton) are indebted to them.

Second, the members of the outgoing Board of Selectmen.  This includes especially Matt Zettek and the new Chair, RJ Dourney, both of whom spoke in favor of a key part of this effort at Town Meeting.  Their support and work was invaluable.

Last, but NOT least, the biggest thanks we all owe is to one of the new members of the BoS, John Mosher.  John led this effort as Chair of the HSGC.  It would not have happened so quickly, and maybe not ever, without his effort and leadership.  Thank you, John.

The Green movement motto has long been "Think globally, act locally."  Hopkinton has now begun a process to act locally and in so doing we're making the world a slightly better place.  I'm proud this morning to be a Hopkintonian!

Dick Duggan
38 Priscilla Rd.

May 26, 2010

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