- Community Covenant Church Hopkinton is holding a Plant Sale Saturday
May 21, 8-12, Rain or shine. Mostly perennials, some annuals,
dahlias and glads. Low prices. Free coffee and donuts. 2 W. Elm St.
Hopkinton. 495 Exit 21B.
State Police Investigating
Fatal Crash in Wrentham
May 6, 2011 — Today at 1 p.m., Troopers
assigned to the State Police Barracks in Foxboro responded to reports of
a single-vehicle crash on Route 495 northbound, just south of exit 15 in
Wrentham. The crash resulted in one fatality and one serious injury.
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Matthew
Guarino indicates that a 2005 Toyota Camry, operated by Michael J. Bird,
78, of Milford, was traveling north on route 495 in the middle travel
lane when the vehicle left the roadway and entered the center median,
where it became lodged between several trees. Troopers on scene
performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Bird and provided first aid
to a passenger, 78-year-old Thomas Russellof Milford. Both
parties were trapped in the vehicle and had to be freed by mechanical
means by the Wrentham Fire Department. Troopers continued with CPR as
the victim was carried out of the woods to an awaiting ambulance. Bird
was transported to
SturdyHospital in Attleboro where he was pronounced deceased.
Russell was transported to MilfordHospital.
The facts and circumstances of the crash
remain under investigation by Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police
with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and
Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services
Section. Troopers were assisted at the scene by Wrentham Fire Department
and the Department of Transportation Highway Division.
Regional Receives Award on Quality Care and Patient Satisfaction
May 6, 2011 —
Milford Regional Medical Center (Milford Regional) received a healthcare
achievement award for quality/patient care and patient
from Amerinet, a leading healthcare group purchasing organization.
Amerinet grants these honors yearly in recognition of member excellence
for commitment to the reduction of healthcare costs and improvements in
the quality of patient care delivery.
The Healthcare Achievement
Awards offer an opportunity for Amerinet to underscore acute and
non-acute care member facilities that met the highest standard of
excellence addressing a value-of-care mission. “These awards recognize
and celebrate members who are innovators, collaborators and leaders,”
said Todd Ebert, Amerinet president and CEO. “These nominees truly
excelled at meeting the challenges of the healthcare industry delivering
high-quality, cost-effective patient care.”
Milford Regional was recognized
for redesigning how the Medical Center provides care for patients
needing additional intravenous therapy. Rather than have patients return
to the emergency department for this care, they now receive their IV
therapy in a more convenient outpatient location. The response from both
patients and staff to this new process has been extremely positive.
“Our multi-disciplinary team did
a great job in developing a more patient friendly process for those
requiring additional IV therapy treatments,” states Edward J. Kelly,
president of Milford Regional. “This effort exemplifies the emphasis our
staff places on providing quality, compassionate care. They are to be
Robert J. Pyne 77
J. Pyne 77, a Franklin
resident since 1965, died Wednesday May 4, 2011 at Norwood Hospital. He
was the husband of the late Evelyn M. (Mooney) Pyne who died in 2007.
Born in Hopkinton, April 18, 1934 a son of
the late William F. and Helen (McGrail) Pyne he was raised and educated
in Hopkinton, and was a graduate of Hopkinton High School, where he was
also the class president. He was a retired truck driver for the former
P.I.E. Trucking Company.
He served in the United States Army following the end of the Korean
conflict. He attained the rank of SP/4, and was honorably discharged in
He was a member of Brockton Local #653
Teamsters Union, and was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church.
He is survived by his daughter; Patricia A.
McDermott of East Bridgewater, a brother William F. Pyne of Dennis, a
sister Janet Stewart of Hopkinton, a granddaughter, a great grandson,
and nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend
his funeral Mass Monday May 9th, at 12 Noon in St. Mary’s Church 1
Church Sq. Franklin. Interment with military honors will follow at St.
Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours at the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin
Funeral Home 33 Cottage St. FRANKLIN,
www.oterifuneralhome.com , are Monday from 10-11:30AM.
Owners Group and Investor Meeting to
Technologies Enabling Personalized Medicine
- More than 40 Customers
Including Pfizer, BMS, EMD Serono, Novartis, NIH, Broad Institute,
Harvard University to Present on Sequencing, Drug Discovery, Biologics
and Vaccine Development, In Vivo Imaging and Pre-Clinical Tissue Imaging
Mass., May 5, 2011 -- Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CALP), a
leading provider of tools and services for drug discovery and life
sciences research for personalized medicine, will be hosting its Caliper
Owners Group (COG 2011) meeting on May 17
and 18th. This annual event brings together global thought-leaders
in research, drug discovery, and diagnostics to discuss the technologies
and discoveries that are transforming the detection and treatment of
disease, and making personalized medicine a reality.
"COG 2011 will be
a landmark event for Caliper," said Kevin Hrusovsky, President and CEO
of Caliper Life Sciences. "The presentations and groundbreaking research
that will be shared at this event will highlight how Caliper
technologies are increasingly impacting the development of therapeutics
and diagnostics that will revolutionize medicine and enable personalized
and Hopkinton resident Kevin Hrusovsky spoke to HopNews last year
following the 2010 event. Cancer cures in the next decade? Individual
human genome sequencing for under $500 in the near future? Please check
it out above in HD video and see some highlights from last year's
remarkable event and discover what is being discovered in Hopkinton.
"Women who don’t make the news, but make the difference"
Two Hopkinton Women among 100 to be Honored at State House Celebration
- May 5, 2011 - The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women
proudly announces its 100 Unsung Heroines of 2011. These women, chosen
from hundreds of nominations this year, come from cities and towns
across the Commonwealth and each will be recognized for their
outstanding contributions to their organizations and communities in a
ceremony on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 from 1-4 p.m., in the Great Hall at
the State House in Boston.
The Unsung Heroines are women who don’t make the news, but make the
difference. They are the women who use their time, talent and
enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others and make a difference in their
neighborhoods, cities and towns. They are mentors, volunteers and
innovators who do what needs to be done without expectations of
recognition or gratitude. These women are the glue that keeps a
community together and every community has them.
ceremony will include a program emceed by NewsCenter 5’s Liz Brunner
acknowledging each of the 2011 Unsung Heroines followed by a group
photograph on the Grand Staircase and a Just Desserts reception.
Two Hopkinton women made the cut: Margi Wiggin, left, and Geri Holland.
The Hillers varsity boys lacrosse game on
Tuesday, May 3rd was one for the history books,
as they not only beat Medway 14-8, but senior
attackman Will Ballantyne scored his 100th
career goal for the team.
the game with a hat trick of three goals as well
as two assists. Upon scoring his 100th goal,
there was a overwhelming round of applause and a
cheer of his name by his family and friends in
the stands. “I’m really proud, it is great to
have the support of family and a friends as well
as my team; we did a great job today,” stated
Ballantyne when asked about his 100th goal.
The game was close
at the end of the first half; the Hillers held
onto a 6-5 lead after Medway scored with just
one second left.
Coming out of the
half, the Hillers scored 7 straight goals, 3 of
which were scored by junior Phil Pichel. Pichel
scored 5 goals overall, senior Matt Manzella
scored 3, senior Trevor Flaxman scored 2, and
junior Jonathan Lee scored 1.
After the game,
Assisstant Coach Paul Flaxman stated, “Medway
came out fighting hard, but in the second half
we really raised our level of energy and
possessed the ball more effectively.”
permission from Hopkinton High School Press
All Day Kickball at Cornell's Fields
Still time to join
Kickballers! Are you interested in reliving your elementary school
glory days of an oldie but goodie? It is not too late to enter a
team for the First Annual Co-ed Adult Kickball Tournament at
Cornell's Fields this Saturday May 7th. The Tournament is a single
elimination and costs $200 to enter a team All proceeds will
benefit the Hopkinton Public Schools.
be 45 minutes or 5 innings and will be scheduled throughout the
day. Your team only needs to be present during your game. Games
begin at 8:45 am and go until the championship game at 5:00 pm.
There are 8 teams signed up consisting of 10 to 12 adults, so if
you want to be a part of the fun please email me at
and I can sign up your team.
If you are not
up for the challenge but want to come and support the schools
please bring the family and stop by Cornell's field on Saturday and
watch some of the best kickball talent in Hopkinton compete for the
coveted trophy and bragging rights. There will be raffle tickets
sold the day of the event and you do not need to be present to win.
in Milford, MA has donated bagels for the morning players and
spectators and Snappy Dogs of Hopkinton will be there offering
There will be
a team comprised of teachers from Center school competing at 10:45
am that day so come and cheer them on. They are sponsored by
Hiller's Cleaner and Scotts Landscaping of Hopkinton.
Thank you to Rob Cornell who donated the fields and the pizza for
our wrap - up party. I hope to see you there!
May 5, 2011
— This cormorant, part of a growing population of the diving bird, flies
just above the water's surface today at Hopkinton State Park.
200th career goal
Brooke Rudden #5 and coach Jodi Dolan celebrate her 200th career goal.
Photo by Kathy
Sustainable Green Committee is sponsoring the 3rd annual Spring Green Up
May 7, 2011
Greenup event included a dozen local organizations and over 100
residents, collected more than 3 tons of trash
the LMPA in cleaning up the beach area, the area surrounding your home
and our neighborhood streets
donuts will be available at 9:00am at the beach parking lot
order pizza around 11:30am
will also provide trash bags
May 5, 2011
— This young cat, likely a resident of Winter Street, prowled the
Whitehall Dam this afternoon seeking prey. The blurred background gives
the appearance of a painted backdrop.
Planning Board to Host Regional
Discussion - Invites Boards, Public
Executive Office of Housing and Economic
Development (EOHED), is partnering with the Metropolitan Area Planning
Council (MAPC), the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC),
the MetroWest Regional Collaborative (MWRC), the 495/MetroWest
Partnership (the Partnership), and Mass Audubon to engage the region in
the preparation of a comprehensive land use and development plan for the
A key component of this plan will be
identifying priority development and preservation areas and significant
transportation and infrastructure investments in your community and for
the region. The plan will be prepared in collaboration with regional and
local participants and engage to form the framework for public
decision-making in land use regulation and infrastructure investment
within the region over the next twenty years.
For more information visit
The Hopkinton Planning Board has invited the
Conservation Commission, Historical Commission, Open Space Preservation
Commission, Board of Health, Downtown Revitalization Committee, Public
Works Director, Board of Selectmen, Town Manager, Sustainable Green
Committee, Parks & Recreation Commission, Chamber of Commerce, and the
Hopkinton Area Land Trust to take part in the discussion, which will
take place May 9, 2011
7:30PM Town Hall, 18 Main
Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748
Participate and Share your input—
What are the impacts of growth and preservation in the
Where should development be directed in your
What land is a priority for protection?
Where is there a need for transportation and other
Hiller Store Open Saturday, May 7
Stop by the Hiller Boosters store at Hopkinton High School during
spring hours, Saturday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are new
sweatshirts and T-shirts and plenty of sizes for all. All sales benefit
Don't be Afraid of the Envelopes
by Claudia Vanderpool
My heart literally aches this time of year.
A stranger will sit behind a desk at a college, near and far away.
In his hands, will be a box that my son has put together.
He will read an essay that was written from my son’s heart.
He will watch a 2 min short film that my son wrote and edited using his
He will scan over academic records from a school system my son has grown
He will count the alms my son has given to the community.
This stranger will then walk over to a cabinet, and retrieve an
A big envelope will say, “I like your box. You can come to my college.”
A small envelope will say, “No thank you.”
Dear HHS seniors,
I hope you remember that your life cannot be contained in a box.
Hemingway, Thoreau, Hawthorne… could not possibly pen your beautiful
life in a single essay.
Frank Capra, Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese… could not portray the essence
of you in a 2 min short film.
Will this stranger walk the hallways of Hopkinton High School, and
interview your friends?
Will he call your family and ask a collection of precious memories?
Does he know the storms you’ve traveled in and how strong you stand
Does he know how much joy you give by simply being yourself?
This stranger sends envelopes in the mail; envelopes that can be burned
This stranger is not the voice of your future.
This stranger is not speaking on behalf of your desired career
This stranger is not the authority on creativity and all that’s
This stranger rummages through "boxes" and sends envelopes.
The world needs your eyes, your heart, your creativity, your voice.
Don't be afraid of the envelopes. You will find your way. The path
will open up in front of you.
(Dedicated to all HS seniors)
Reprinted from 2010
Support for Nancy
Burdick for School Committee
We are writing to express our support of Nancy Burdick for School
Committee. We feel very fortunate that Hopkinton has had Nancy’s
dedication, leadership and exceptional talents to serve our town so
diligently and passionately over the past 8+ years. Nancy has
clearly demonstrated her commitment and strong support for our
schools and town as HPTA President, Board Member and most recently 6
years on the School Committee sustaining educational excellence for
Hopkinton students during times of extreme financial budgetary
constraints. With her leadership, we have been able to maintain
educational excellence through creative thinking, collaboration and
consensus building. We will continue to need this type of
meaningful leadership as we move forward with many educational
decisions facing our town. Nancy brings a unique strength in her
ability to listen, endeavor to be thoughtful, flexible and
importantly, collaborative. We encourage you to consider your
support for Nancy Burdick for School Committee for continued
educational excellence for Hopkinton. We also graciously thank her
for both past years of service and her continued commitment to
serving our strong community purposefully and effectively.
John & Selina
May 5, 2011
HOPKINTON STUDENTS PLACE at STATE LEVEL with 5 MOVING onto
In Swansea, MA
on Sunday, April 10th, students from schools
across Massachusetts were honored for placing at the state
level of the National Reflections Program competition.
Eleven Hopkinton students placed at the state level and
received awards for arts excellence and achievement through
the National PTA Reflections Program.* Of Hopkinton's 11
state winners (12 entries), 5 students placed first
in their categories: Helen Goa, Melanie Cole, Jesse
Chambers, Zachary Ritterbusch and Mirabella Paolucci (2
First Place State Winners move onto the National Level of
competition. It's the first year Hopkinton has had this
many students competing at the National, final level of
competition. It's a wonderful achievement for these
students! We are very proud of all our State Winners and
excited for our students competing at Nationals. The
National results should be available by the end of May. We
wish them the best of luck during this competition.
is a national, arts-based program that encourages students
to express their creativity across a theme and through a
variety of venues. This years' theme was "Together We Can."
The program competition begins at the local level with
winners moving onto state and then the final, national
Center School State Winners
Arts: Primary Division
1st Place: Melanie
Literature: Primary Division
3rd Place: Sean
3rd Place: Bridget
School State Winners
Literature: Primary Division
1st Place: Mirabella
2nd Place: Vivek
Arts: Primary Division
Mention: Jack Brady
Photography: Primary Division
1st Place: Mirabella
School State Winner
1st Place: Zachary
School State Winner
Arts: Middle Division
3rd Place: Sean
School State Winners
Arts: Sr. Division
Literature: Sr. Division
Place: Evan Katz
Camps in USA
400,000 Germans were imprisoned in the United States during WW II.
Fourteen of the 600 camps, were they were kept, were in Massachusetts. A
museum, within a large bus, will be at the Hopkinton town common from
11-5am on Friday May 13. Admission is fee to all. This event is
being co-sponsored by the Hopkinton’s Library, Historical Society and
the Veterans Celebration Committee. This military history is being
presented as part of Hopkinton’s celebration of May as Veteran’s
Appreciation Month. For additional information contact Susan Marshall at
Favoring Elected Town Clerk
Question 1 at Annual Town Election proposes to amend the Charter so that
the position of Town Clerk will no longer be elected but appointed or
I think this question deserves a little thought before casting our votes
one way or the other.
The main argument driving this change is that the position of Town Clerk
has become complicated over the years and that we need someone who can
‘hit the ground running’. This argument is not without merit. The Town
Clerk has many important responsibilities, including maintaining
official records and documents of the town (deeds, mortgages, liens,
maps and other instruments concerning land title). The Town Clerk also
registers voters, conducts elections and town census, is responsible for
the absentee ballot process, training poll workers, reporting anomalies
at the polls and issuing the final results of a vote. Town Clerk is
also responsible for maintaining meeting minutes of the various town
Boards and Commissions and more.
But because this position has become complex, is that a good enough
reason to make the Town Clerk position appointed? In my opinion people
who are elected are accountable to the people who elected them, and
people who are appointed are accountable to those who appointed them.
An incident occurred right here in Hopkinton recently when a Board of
Selectmen member was disappointed with the recommendations of an
‘appointed’ Commission and threatened them with removal (presumably to
appoint people who would vote the way the BOS member wanted). This kind
of behavior has no place in a democratic form of government.
Town Clerk would, of course, need some time to get up to speed as would
a newly elected member to the Board of Selectmen, Planning Board or any
other board. I’m not sure taking another position out of the hands of
the people for the sake of qualification is the right way to go. If the
Town Clerk position becomes appointed, the Town Clerk would be appointed
by the Town Manager who is also appointed. I think an elected Town
Clerk is necessary to ensure that clerks are independent of other
boards. This vote may seem insignificant, but when you think about it,
the only freedom we have is to govern ourselves through the election
44 Alexander Road
May 4, 2011
May 4, 2011
— Dave Kamishlian tends to the tulips and the painting this past week at
Hopkinton Gulf on the corner of Cedar and Main Streets.
"The tulips came up really great this year," said owner Jerry Lazzaro.
Support for Nancy Burdick
I support Nancy Burdick for re-election to the School
I served the final four years of my twelve-year tenure on
the School Committee with Nancy. She is smart, thoughtful, and
determined to provide the best for our children to the extent that the
community can afford.
Nancy is a very attentive listener and values
communication and collaboration very highly. Her leadership style is to
develop consensus before taking action.
Nancy is very mindful that the money spent on government
services including public education comes from hard-working taxpayers.
She continually questions spending priorities and investment choices.
During a period of difficult financial challenges, Nancy
has played a key role in keeping our schools strong while demonstrating
spending discipline. Her two years as Chairman of the School Committee
featured annual property tax increases below the 2 ½% limit allowed by
Nancy has the knowledge, the experience, and the skills
to continue to make a significant difference for our community.
Please join me in voting for Nancy Burdick for School
17 Whalen Road
May 4, 2011
Life Team Fundraiser
Life team, Amazing Grace, is hosting a fundraiser at Friendly's in
Milford next Tuesday night, May 10th, from 5-8pm. 20% of the bill
will be donated to the American Cancer Society through Relay for
Life IF and only if they show this coupon that night. The link to
that coupon is
Collins (Amazing Grace Captain)
May 14, 9am – 2pm
240 Hayden Rowe
proceeds go towards Bode’s Bunch, a triathlon team made up of family
and friends of Bode Lussier who has Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes, and are
participating in the Cohasett Triathlon on June 26th . All
proceeds go directly to the JDRF. Bode and his friends will be having
sugar free bake sale and lemon-aide sale for the JDRF along with the
May 4, 2011
— This flight of cormorants enjoys frequent gatherings on Lake
Maspenock on top of what the photographer has dubbed "elephant rock."
Flight is a collective noun used to designate groups of this type of
water bird, much like gaggle is used to describe a group of
geese. more of those collective nouns
can be seen here. Cormorants are diving birds that spend so much
time underwater that they need to hold their wings in the air to dry
them out before they fly, as two are doing in the photo above taken
this morning. Oftentimes, when they take off they need to run on top of
the water to get up to speed with their waterlogged wings.
Photographed with video camera.
Design Passes Town Meeting with Flying Colors
May 3, 2011
— Despite pleas from neighbors as well as direct abutters to the
Hopkinton Public Library that the library's expansion plan was too
large, Town Meeting showed no mercy this evening and delivered a one-two
punch by not only approving the robust expansion, but also the zoning
change that allows the library the breadth of size they seek; and both
with only a voice vote.
Abutter Mike Roughan said the proponents are claiming that the library
has no rear lot line, but as a corner lot has two side lot lines, that allows for a building
closer to his rear lot line. When Planning Board Chair Joe Markey
repeated that claim at the microphone, Mr. Roughan said from his seat,
"That's debatable," after which he was rebuked by Town Moderator Dr.
A pitch in favor of the expansion by architect Stewart Roberts included
a three dimensional conceptual video walk-through of the spacious site
that promised "something for everyone." Architect and Permanent Building Committee (PBC) member Scott
Richardson has said the completed project is designed to last until 100 years from now.
Opponents complained that the building design is too large. Many asked
how and when in the process it can be scaled down.
Ash Street resident Scott Brown said that from what he heard regarding
changing the design, "If it passes tonight, it is not up to the people
of Hopkinton." He was referring to the oft-repeated claim by the
proponents that the design was modeled after what the Massachusetts
Board of Library Commissioners thought was appropriate. The proponents
have said the MBLC could pay up to 50% of the cost.
PBC member, attorney John Ferrari said of the grant-driven process, "The
people of Hopkinton will decide [final design]. But we can't be certain
it will be approved by the state," meaning that the MBLC has standards
for the size of a community and what an appropriate library size would
be for it, and if the proponents of a smaller design should prevail,
then the state might not award any funds.
Center School abutter John Pavlov reminded Mr. Roberts that he said,
when originally choosing a site behind Center School for the library's
expansion, that the site they are now promoting did not
have enough parking. The site will have 21 parking spaces on site to
serve the new library's traditional needs, as well as the two meeting
rooms that will total over 130 seats. The original plan behind Center
School showed 196 parking spaces for a slightly larger library.
Tonight's vote is a message to the MBLC, according to proponents, that the town wants to move
forward with the design, but does not commit the town to any funding.
There is a round of grant awards due out this summer.
The video presentation is below. It can also be viewed full-screen.
Town Meeting also approved a ban on tobacco products in public for those
under 18 years old.
Planning Board member John Coutinho speaking as a citizen said, "This
amounts to a Draconian search and seizure."
But the gathering agreed with former Selectman Muriel Kramer, who said,
"If we stop one child from initiating a lifetime of tobacco use, it will
be well worth it." The law gives police authority to confiscate tobacco
products from those under 18 and start a dialogue with the parents.
Youth Commission Chair Jane Roche allayed the fears of some who worried
that 18 year-olds would be unduly questioned by police, saying that the
intent was to target younger children.
The Center for the Arts got a huge boost with a promise of $250,000 from
CPC funds and another matching promise of $250,000 from Hopkinton
Community Endowment to go toward making the Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA)
building a Mecca for performing and visual arts. The Cultural Arts
Alliance and Enter Stage Left (ESL) Theater formed the group together to
create the new entity. It is all contingent upon the group negotiating a
satisfactory lease for the town-owned property.
May 3, 2011 — The
Hopkinton High School Art Department is pleased
to invite the community to attend the Annual Art
Exhibit, showcasing artwork produced by many of
the over 600 students in the High School art
program. The opening reception will be held on
Thursday, May 5, from 6:30 to 7:30 in the HS
A diverse collection
will be on view, ranging from Scholastic Art
Award winning pieces, to marvelous works by
first year students. Students will exhibit art
produced by hands in the studio, and art
produced on the computer in the lab. They will
show photography, both digital and darkroom, and
stylish design from Graphic Design and
Fashion/Textiles. Ceramics and sculpture are
particular favorites, as is the accomplished
work of our AP Studio Art students.
The 2011 Hop-Art
catalog will be distributed during the
reception. Images of student artwork featured
in this year’s catalog were chosen by a guest
juror, Beth Balliro, Assistant Professor of Art
and Education at the Massachusetts College of Art
& Design. She describes the artwork as evidence
that “The Hopkinton community understands the
implications of a strong art program, and has
invested in its young artists and their finesse,
their ability to invent, to interpret, to
envision, and to understand and claim their
vision. This is a profound accomplishment for
the entire community to celebrate.”
Please join us on
Thursday as we celebrate the accomplishments of
our young artists. Photograph by senior Lila
Margaret W. Dewar, 81,
died Saturday, April 30, 2011 in Natick after a brief illness. She was
the husband of Douglas C. Dewar, to whom she was married for 53 years.
Born in Henniker, NH, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and
Frances (Gould) Wood.
She was a graduate of
Henniker High School, class of 1947 and was employed for 20 years as a
supervisor for Wausau Insurance.
In addition to her husband,
she is survived by her son Bruce of Marlborough, James and his wife Jill
of Holliston, and Robert and his wife Martha of Placentia, CA. She also
leaves her grandchildren Angela, Jennifer, Michael, Jacob and Matthew.
In addition, she leaves her brothers Raymond Wood of Tucscon, AZ and
George Wood of Derry, NH, and her sisters Grace McInnis of Bennington,
NH and Mary Rafesky of Framingham.
A graveside funeral service
will be held Friday, May 6 at 1:15 p.m in Mt. Auburn Cemetery,
Hopkinton. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan
Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton (http://www.callanancronin.com).
Donations may be made to the
Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748.
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May 2, 2011
pm A caller reported his grandson was assaulted earlier in the day
at his residence...
9:18 pm Officers
Gregg DeBoer, Matthew McNeil, and Aaron O’Neil responded to a report of
ATVs “tearing it up” on Fruit and North Streets...
am A caller reported he was assaulted inside the State Park after
advising a dog owner of the park leash law...
pm Several calls came in for a deer with a broken leg...
May 3, 2011
— Well, the Canada geese couple we've been documenting photographically,
and speculating about nervously over the last several weeks, has finally
hatched their glowing, golden brood today. Here are six goslings flanked
by their parents, who returned to the nest shortly after showing off
their young with a short swim. At the nest, mother goose tended to
another one that had not yet left, and then snuggled into the nest, as
if to incubate more for hatching. There is a large turtle population in
Ice House Pond, so the family may move on soon. Snapping turtles have
been known to enjoy the taste of goose feet. And the pond is downstream
from the 200+ acre Terry property, which holds many of its acres as
wetlands, the breeding grounds of all sorts of creatures.
The photos leading up to today are below, the leftmost taken just
yesterday. None are as spectacular as the one above. Click on any
thumbnail to enlarge.