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Hopkinton 3, Holliston 0

 October 17, 2011 — Hopkinton Boys left with three up under the lights at Holliston tonight.  The photo is #16 Peter DeMarco.



Hopkinton 3, Holliston 0

October 17, 2011 —  Holly Adams takes to the air to set up for this slam today against Holliston.


Picture Perfect

October 17, 2011 — Fiery clouds on the horizon are lit by the setting sun at Bass Harbor Lighthouse in Acadia national park in this photo shared by Steve Spiegel, taken on a trip there last week.



Two Hopkinton Students Among National Merit Semi-Finalists at AMSA

Above, Jerry Hsu, Sudbury, Jennifer Yu, Shrewsbury, Christina Teodorescu, Marlboro, Sam Kaplan, Marlboro, Bill Warner, Hopkinton, Vishant Prabhakaran, Hopkinton.


MARLBOROUGH, MA. – October 17, 2011 — The National Merit Scholarship Corporation last month announced the field of semifinalists for its 2012 scholarship program and seven students from the Advanced Math and Science Academy were among those honored. These gifted seniors are Jerry, Hsu, Samuel Kaplan, Bill Warner, Vishant Prabhakaran, Jennifer Hu, and Christina Teodorescu. Micaela Garrison-Desany, meanwhile, is a National Achievement Scholarship semifinalist.


“We at AMSA are incredibly proud of these students,” Principal Joseph Sweeney said. “They truly exemplify what our school is about-realizing academic excellence and reaching full potential.”


According to the NMSC, about 90 percent of semifinalists, numbering approximately 16,000 nationwide, will become finalists, with about half of those students earning scholarships collectively worth more than $34 million. To put the achievement into perspective, about 1.5 million students from some 22,000 high schools across the United States entered the program, fewer than one percent of seniors in the country. Only the highest-scoring applicants from each state reached the semifinal stage.


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Compiled  for HopNews.com by Robert Falcione © 2011 All Rights Reserved

New Transactions from October 10 to October 17, 2011






1 Edgehill Road

Edward Kane, Kristin Kane


October 14, 2011

One Edgehill Road Realty Trust,

Patrice A Miller Trust

10 Equestrian Drive Scott D Adams, Pamela Zorn Adams $785,000 October 11, 2011 Derek R Marcou
Last Week        
41 East Main Street Christopher R Marsh, Allison H Scrivens $357,500 October 7, 2011 Paul M Silva, William Stanley Shaw
60 Walcott Valley Drive #49 Maryanne Chambers $122,500 October 7, 2011 Marion Barreira
21 Nazneen Circle BLDG 4 UNIT B Mari Sousa Jr $186,900 October 4, 2011

Ahmed Mirajuddin TR,

Peppercorn Village Realty Trust

Week Before        
6 Gibbon Road Sean Morrisey, Michelle Morrisey $586,000 September 30, 2011 David W Chace, Ellen Sullivan-Chace
34 Nazneen Circle Pradeep K Vallandas $522,000 September 29, 2011

Ahmed Mirajuddin TR,

Peppercorn Village Realty Trust

Old Town Road Robert R Fontaine, Sharon J Fontaine $2,500 September 28, 2011 Town of Hopkinton
210 Hayden Rowe Street Renjith Padmanabhan, Saumya Balraj $460,000 September 27, 2011 Earl S Titlebaum Tr. et al
1 Holt Street Bruce J MacDonald, Brigid D MacDonald $210,000 September 27, 2011 Mary E Terry, Robert H Bartlett, James D Bartlett




Reminder: Tuesday October 18 at 7pm







Police News UP-TO-DATE <---- CLICK FOR FULL REPORT  - October 17, 2011

7:55 pm After stopping him for speeding, Officer Matthew McNeil arrested an individual on a motorcycle at West Main and South Streets and charged him with...


1:57 pm Officer Thomas Griffin arrested an intruder in a Princess Lane home...


7:42 am A Wedgewood Drive caller reported seeing a coyote...


1:42 am After cleaning up their trash Sgt. Michael Sutton and Officer Linda Higgins removed seven partygoers...


11:54 pm A motor vehicle operator reported that he struck and killed a deer and then...


BCalm is offering a free class on Thursday for students interested in Jane’s workshop... Thursday 10/20 at 9:00 am.  This class is free and on a first come first serve basis.



Hit Quarters Bombers

The Hit Quarters Bombers overcame an 8-2 deficit in the bottom of the 7th inning in the semifinals to advance to the finals, which they won 6-3. The team, which includes Hopkinton 7th graders Max Mauro and Alex Reynolds, is pictured here with the New England AAU Championship trophy.



Be alerted when it happens:


Rare Sunday Night Meeting by School Committee and Selectmen


• Architect suggests excluding public and press from upcoming meeting with MSBA

— Suggests that MSBA claim of no changes to submission was manipulative


• “Dialogue is clearly good… For the entire summer we’ve talked about really reaching out to the community… When are we actually going to engage the community and talk to these issues?”  — SC member Scott Aghababian


by Muriel Kramer

October 17, 2011 — Still wrestling to find the right approach to address the necessary repairs or replacement for Center School, the School Committee and Board of Selectmen met Sunday night in the Fire Station to discuss preparation for the upcoming meeting with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) with Representative Carolyn Dykema and Senator Karen Spilka. The near term goal is to preserve the $14.5 million grant if possible for the eventual project, and discussion last night centered on replacing the school versus repairing it.


The first order of business last night was to decide whether or not the meeting with the MSBA should be posted for the boards and open to the public or vice versa; the meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday October 20th at 12:30 in Boston.


BOS Chairman Todd Cestari opened the meeting discussing the format of the MSBA meeting noting that the first decision is whether to have the meeting open to the public or not. “Should we make an effort not to have a quorum, so it doesn’t have to be a public meeting?” A representative for Carolyn Dykema was there and assured the board that the room for the meeting could accommodate attendees and press if the meeting was open to the public.


School Committee member Scott Aghababian asserted that the meeting should be open to the public; a sentiment echoed by School Committee Member Rebecca Robak. “Based on the nature of the issue, it has to be a public meeting,” asserted Aghababian. Cestari offered that he had at first felt that it should be kept closed to the public, but considering the sensitive nature of the issue agreed that it should indeed be public.


David Finney, President, Design Partnership of Cambridge (DPC) did point out that the MSBA was likely to be more candid if the meeting was not open to the public, adding that, “An audience would potentially change the nature of the conversation.” In the end both boards voted unanimously to post the meeting and open it to the public and press.


Next up was to discuss the format of the meeting. From Jean Bertschmann and Dr. Landman’s work to provide discussion points for the meeting, “At our planning meeting on Sunday evening, the two Boards need to make a key strategic decision. Broadly drawn, we currently have two possible scenarios ahead. In the first, we are going back to the town to re-examine what the community wants from a solution to the obsolescence of the Center school building. In the second, in an effort to utilize the existing education plan and grant, we are putting a potential compromise solution before the community to see if they would like the opportunity to vote on it. Attempting to make use of the Fruit street grant and working within the current timeframe could result in steps being skipped which are important to the community, and thus may result in the failure of a second vote.”


Addressing the topics outlined for discussion got off to a bumpy start with Aghababian wondering why a K-3 option was even under discussion for a new school at Fruit Street. “This is something no one has discussed.”


Bertschmann asserted that it is indeed one of the ideas that has been discussed. Addressing the informational packet, she explained that the discussion ideas included were intended to give people something to react to and hopefully make the meeting tonight more successful.


Aghababian declared, “I will react to it, believe me!”


Pulling the meeting back, Cestari summarized in part. We had a vote, and “This vote really divided our community. We needed a cooling off period, we had a new Superintendent of Schools start, and we’ve had multiple conversations. Now we are where we are. We need some agreement on the educational plan and strategy, That’s the decision we need to work out with the public first and foremost.”


Cestari continued that we are not going to skip steps to meet the March deadline. “Two or three weeks ago there was a general feeling from all of us around the table that we were throwing in the towel and starting over. Now we heard the door is open [with the MSBA]. Let’s find out what the possibilities are.”


For his part, Aghababian added, “Dialogue is clearly good…For the entire summer we’ve talked about really reaching out to the community …When are we actually going to engage the community and talk to these issues?”


Robak asserted, “The question before us is, is there any way to preserve that grant money? Are we willing to say good-bye to the grant money and fund 100% of the next feasibility study?”


Selectman John Mosher countered that we are not saying good-bye to anything we can get. “We have to have the support of the community, and we already know we don’t.”


Continuing the back and forth, Robak shot back, “Well, do we have support from the community to fully fund a $40 million school?”


To which Mosher replied simply, “No, we don’t.”


In response to a question posed by Selectwoman Michelle Gates that centered around the premise that when considering the original project, voters were told that the MSBA would not be flexible to consider any changes to the proposed project. Finney responded that the MSBA set that expectation “because they think it’s a good strategy, but in reality they will be flexible with a community.” He also suggested in his response that the community “stumbled” when it came time to vote for the proposed project.


Aghababian responded, “I don’t think the community stumbled, I think the leadership in this community stumbled.”


Working to refocus the meeting, Bertschmann stated, “We need to just tell them [MSBA] we’re looking at our educational plan. Right now our target isn’t Fruit Street. Right now our target is an educational plan our community can support.”


Selectman Brian Herr asserted that indeed the first question to resolve is about districting. “We need to figure that out…If it wasn’t for districting I think we’d have a new school on the way by now. There is no other real issue; the issue is districting.”


Heading to the white board, Dr. Landman reigned in the discussion to center on what would be taken to the meeting with the MSBA as soon as this Thursday. “We need a plan for the meeting that could happen three days from now.” The group agreed to report out the near term community outreach plan and work to answer the questions posed by the MSBA if possible; further, they hope to get a better understanding from the MSBA about what level of flexibility there may be in utilizing the grant for a changed project.


The School Committee has outlined a plan for community outreach that includes three public workshops scheduled for Nov 2nd in the morning and then in the evening and one for Saturday November 5th in the afternoon. They also are rolling out a survey in early November, hoping to collate and analyze those results by December 15th and report them at a joint meeting with the BOS on January 3, 2012.


Dr. Landman inserted milestones to update the MSBA after the November workshops, after the survey to be completed by December and again in January.

Meanwhile there is a town wide facilities assessment under way with results expected by the end of January. There is work to be done to address parity issues as well as study the possibilities and limitations of the Center School site. Additionally a decision needs to be made about whether or not to initiate another statement of interest before the current MSBA window for new applications closes in January. Then from January to March there needs to be a broad effort to gather feedback and assess community support. The group agreed to target ATM in May for a vote on the specific direction to pursue for a solution to the needs at Center School.





Hopkinton, MA – On Saturday October 29, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Hopkinton Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to Hopkinton Police Headquarters at 74 Main Street Hopkinton, MA. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.


National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Each day, approximately, 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time according to the Partnership for a Drug Free America. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet.


DEA in conjunction with state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the United States conducted National Prescription Drug Take Back Days on Saturday, September 25, 2010 and April 25, 2011. Nearly, 4,000 state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the nation

participated in these events, collecting more than 309 tons of pills.


Four days after last fall’s Take-Back Day, Congress passed legislation amending the Controlled Substances Act to allow the DEA to develop a process for people to safely dispose of their prescription drugs. DEA immediately began developing this process after President Obama signed the Safe and Secure Drug Disposal Act of 2010 on October 12. Until that process is complete, however, DEA will continue to hold Take Back Days every six months.

U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration

Hopkinton Police Department





October 16, 2011 — The water of the Sudbury River rushes under this dry-laid keystone arch bridge at Aikens Park, which formerly supported Route 85, and with the help of a hand-held 1/15 of a second shutter speed, "paints" itself onto the image, like oils stroked with a brush onto canvas.



October 16, 2011 — Eight year-old Cameron Hunt takes aim at some cans set up by firefighters during the Hopkinton Fire Department's Open House on Sunday, learning the power of pressurized water.



One Small Rocket for Cub Scouts...

October 16, 2011 — Cub Scouts took to the field behind HopKins School today and each got to launch their own solid-fueled rocket, but only on condition that they correctly answer a question pertaining to rocketry or space flight.  Above, a rocket is a couple of inches off of its launch pad; the flames from its propellant are visible as it begins its blink-of-an-eye 200 foot ascent.

        Q. Who is considered the "father of rocketry?" Google it!



October 16, 2011 — Four and a half year-old Atticus Faucher feels exhilarated by being able to lift himself and the stretcher he sits in at the Fire Department's open house today.



The Real Thing

October 16, 2011 — Luke Hager, 5, enjoys sitting in an antique fire engine at the department's open house on Sunday.




Relay for Life Planning Party

Held by Co-Chairs: Jenn Lynds and Connor Zanini
October 19th, 2011
from 6pm-9pm in the HHS Cafeteria


Anyone who is interested is welcome to come. We will be distributing specific roles to committee members. Dinner is provided! Its an important meeting, please come if you are interested! Any questions? Email czanini@ymail.com 


Date of the actual Relay is May 11th, 2011. 





Peter MacGregor, 79


Hopkinton - Peter MacGregor, 79, of Douglas, MA, formerly of Hopkinton, MA, passed away peacefully, in the presence of his children, Monday, September 5th, 2011 after an extended illness at Umass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA. He was the son of the late Elizabeth Clarke MacGregor Hunter and Forbes MacGregor and husband of the late Joan M (Teel) MacGregor. He is survived by his son, Glenn MacGregor and his wife Anna of Millbury, MA, their two children, Santina and Antonio, his daughter, Debra MacGregor of Douglas, MA, his brother, John MacGregor and his wife Ann of Tucson, AZ, his brother Bruce and his wife Barbara of Wolfeboro, NH, his sister-in-law Colleen MacGregor of Ferndale, WA, his step-brother, Christopher Cook and his wife Julie of Portsmouth, NH, his step-sister, Pamela Sobel and her husband Michael of Tiverton, RI, three nieces, one nephew, several great nieces and nephews, his Uncle, William Clarke and his wife Ann of Keene, NH, several cousins and many close friends.

He served his country as a member of the National Guard in the Yankee division and also in the U.S. Navy for four years during the Korean conflict as a crane operator, attaining the rank of aviation machinist mate 3rd class, on the USS Salisbury Sound AV-13, a.k.a. the "Sally Maru." Peter attended Newton Trade School, Franklin Technical Institute and Boston University. He held several positions in the engineering field and lastly, before retirement, at Framingham Welding and Engineering Corporation as an estimator.

Peter was a member of the First Community Church in Southborough, MA where he served on the Diaconate and was Head Usher for a number of years. He
was a member and past commander of American Legion Post 202 of Hopkinton, MA. Peter was a brother of John Warren Masonic Lodge of Hopkinton, MA for 43 years. He served as master of the lodge in 1994. In 2009 he also became affiliated with Mumford River Masonic Lodge in Douglas, MA.

Early in his married life he began serving the community as a volunteer for the local Junior Achievement program. In 1972, Pete, along with Joanie and Glenn, began his affiliation with Boy Scouting, which spanned over 40 years. In Hopkinton he started as a Webelos leader in Pack 2 and followed Glenn into Troop 1 where his served in many positions including Scoutmaster and troop committee chairman. During these years he became active on the district training staff and worked on various training events teaching scouting skills and methods to adults. Then he started planning and running district-wide spring, fall and winter camporees. Pete became a unit commissioner in Hopkinton, then Chairman of the district activities committee and the district committee. Pete volunteered in the kitchen at Camp Resolute for many years during National Camp School. In 2003, he attended a seminar at Philmont Scout Ranch in
New Mexico, one of the greater honors for any Scouter. In 2005, he worked in one of the kitchen tents at the National Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia. Pete completed Woodbadge in 1981. He received many honors including, District Award of Merit, the Commissioners Award and the Silver Beaver Award (this is the highest honor that can be bestowed to a Scout leader at a local level). Since 2000, there has been a Scouting Camp, in Guilford, VT, serving both the Boy and Girl Scouts of Hopkinton and beyond honoring the legacy left by Joan and Peter MacGregor.

A memorial service celebrating Pete's life is planned for Sunday, October 23, 2011, in Southborough, MA, at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 15 Common Street (near the junction of routes. 30 and 85) at 3:00 PM. Scouting uniforms welcome. Donations in memory of Pete may be made to Knox Trail Boy Scout Council, 490 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA 01702. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. File photo.


Tower of Power

October 15, 2011 — Scouts from Troop 4 built a tower on the Hopkinton Common today, and disassembled it later, to demonstrate pioneering skills. They used lashing and knots as well as teamwork, but no fasteners or nails, to assemble this 25 foot tall tower. Above, 14 year-old Ben Sheard and 11 year-old Dante Siro enjoy a moment at the summit. Below, a view of the entire structure.




Safe and Sound

October 15, 2011 — It appears the rebuilding of a section of this embankment on East Main Street by William Deiana and Sons is pretty complete. The roadway was undermined by the remnants of Hurricane Irene. A 1/20th of a second shutter speed was chosen to show the vehicles in motion.



Move On

October 15, 2011 — The Roving HopNews Camera caught some protesters while driving through Marlborough Center today. A spokesperson  said they were a part of MoveOn dot org.




October 15, 2011  Delores Ivester and Katie Potenzone greet newcomers to the Senior Center Silent Auction today.


Goats Galore

October 15, 2011 — Farmland in East Hopkinton is the location of these goats, which are handful of the 40 goats on the land.



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Hillers Continue to Roll Big, Beat Norton 42-21 for 6th Consecutive Win!

By:  Lou Ottaviani

October 15, 2011 — Yesterday’s on and off showers throughout the day, certainly didn’t help the field conditions for the start of last night’s action between the Norton Lancers and the Hopkinton Hillers.  Weather conditions to start the game off weren't too bad, as the light misty rain started to fall.  The natural grass field looked good from the stands, but down on the field there were mud patches and water puddles throughout the entire field. 

These weather conditions, however, were not going to hinder the play of either Hopkinton’s offense or defense.  As a matter of fact, the Hopkinton offense racked up a total of 346 yards of rushing and passing (302 rushing and 44 passing) on the night, while special teams picked up an additional 137 yards (78 on punt returns and 59 on kick-off returns).  Defensively, the Hillers held the Lancers to 158 total yards (93 rushing and 65 passing).  This was pretty impressive considering the number of downpours Mother Nature threw at both teams throughout the night.  There had to be at least 6 to 7 times where the skies just opened up like a shower depositing massive amounts of rain for several minutes at a time.  When the rains stopped, the players and fans relished the slight sprinkling that would take place until the next downpour would come along.  Both teams adjusted well considering the conditions.  Some could argue that this was a good character building session for the Hillers, as it didn’t seem to phase the way they played.    Field conditions continued to get worse and it didn’t bother Hopkinton one way or the other.

Let’s start with the opening kick-off, shall we?  Ryan Bohlin returned the opening kick-off 46-yards to give Hopkinton great field position at the Hiller 44.  Hopkinton tested the footing on a couple of plays and quickly realized that their early success (before the real heavy rains come) would be better off to move the ball via the air.  Mike Decina wasted little time on Hopkinton’s opening 5 play drive, covering 44 yards in 2:55 to start the game for the Hillers first score on the night.  Decina went 3 for 3 with pass completions of 16-yards to Alex Hulme and back to back completions to Barrett Hanlon (5 and 23 yards) to give the Hopkinton a 7-0 lead.  Hanlon also split the uprights with his first of six PAT kicks on the evening (which was some feat, no pun intended). 

Hopkinton’s defense played tough against the Lancers on their first three series, forcing Norton to punt each time creating a 3 and out punt situation in each of their series.  On Norton’s second punt of the game, Alex Hulme received the ball on the Norton 47.  A couple of good moves on Hulmes’ part and several key Hiller blocks sprung the speedy punt returner loose leaving a trail of Lancers behind watching him cross the goal line with 1:45 left in the opening quarter and giving Hopkinton a 14-0 lead. 

Hopkinton’s third score came on the second play of the drive at the start of the second quarter.  With the ball on the Hiller 42, Ryan Bohlin sprang loose and scampered 58-yards to pay dirt giving Hopkinton a comfortable 21-0 lead.

Norton rebounded, scoring with 4:51 left to the half on an 11 play, 68-yard drive which was capped off with a 10-yard run by Brad Wry to put the Lancers on the board.  Pat O’Malley kicked the PAT point to make it 21-7. 

Hopkinton wasted little time on the ensuing possession, getting great field position at mid-field.  On their second play from scrimmage, Mike Decina (6 rushes for 94 yards, TD) broke through the middle for a 50-yard score to up the score 28-7. 

Norton added one more score with just 26 seconds to the half when Mike Ready hit James Keating on an 18-yard pass to bring the Lancers within 14 points  (28-14) heading into the locker room.

Coming out in the second half, the field was very sloppy and keeping one’s footing was certainly a challenge for both teams.   There were several moments where slipping and sliding seemed to be a normal part of the action. 

Once again, the Hiller defense shut the Lancers down on their opening possession of the third quarter forcing them to punt after having three unsuccessful downs.  Hopkinton’s offense took over on the Lancer 47.  On the third play from scrimmage, Ryan Bohlin (8 carries for 110, 2-TDs) busted loose for a 40-yard touchdown run, his second on the night, to up the score to 35-14 with 7:18 left in the quarter. 

On Norton’s next series, the Lancers started to move the ball up and were right around mid field, but a Hopkinton fumble recovery by sophomore linebacker Nolan Cornu gave the ball back to the Hillers at 36-yard line.  Midway through this series, Hopkinton Coach Jim Girard decided to make some changes to rest his starting offensive unit and give his second unit some valuable playing time.  A personal foul quickly set the Hillers back to the 25-yard line.  A quick pickup of 25-yards by Cornu sparks the Hillers to a big first down at midfield.  Four plays later, at the beginning of the fourth quarter, the Hillers are threatening the Lancers at the Norton 25.  A one yard loss by Cornu places the ball on the 26.  On the following play, Cornu redeems himself and breaks through the defensive line running for Hopkinton’s final score and giving the Hillers a 42-14 lead.

Norton’s final tally came with 3:45 left in the game, when Mike Travers capped off a 5-yard run, on a 9 play drive covering 60-yards.  O’Malley added the PAT kick to make the final score 42-21.  Hopkinton remains undefeated at 6-0  (3-0, TVL), while Norton drops to 2-3 (0-3, TVL).

The Hillers true test will come next Friday when they will be hosting 2010 defending TVL and Massachusetts Division III Super Bowl State Champions, Holliston Panthers here at David Hughes Stadium.  I would venture to guess that this game will be packing in the fans from both schools.  Be sure to arrive early so that you don’t miss out on this incredible matchup.     



Hopkinton 42 , Norton 21

October 14, 2011 — Ryan Bohlin.  takes the hand-off in a deluge at Norton this evening as Hopkinton ended the game undefeated for the season. Check back later for the big game story by Lou Ottaviani.

Would the religion of a candidate influence your vote?

     Pastor Robert Jeffress, after introducing Republican candidate for President Rick Perry at a conservative gathering recently, answered questions from reporters and called Mormonism a cult. Republican candidate for President Mitt Romney is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, whose members are referred to as Mormons. Not since John F. Kennedy ran as the second Roman Catholic candidate for President has this much controversy been generated surrounding a candidate's religion.

     The HopNews poll asks the simple question, which could be expanded in another poll at another time, to add caveats.

      But this time it is a simple question which every person could answer.

      Please vote once --->>>>

Poll Results

     In the frame on the left, readers got a sense of the inspiration for and the timeliness of the poll, of which results are below.

     What may surprise some readers is that 25% of readers responding said a candidate's religion would influence their decision. The poll did not break down whether or not a reader would vote for a candidate because of a shared religion, or against one that was not their own.

      Most HopNews poll results are similar to scientific polls done nationwide. This poll had a low response, likely because it was featured in a link, and not a graphic, which required an extra click. Nonetheless, it may jive with national polls.


Time of the Season

October 14, 2011 — The fall leaves can't compete with the brilliance of these idle kayaks at Hopkinton State Park today, as a cloudburst on the horizon moves toward the north.



Let Sleeping Dogs...

October 14, 2011 — Dylan enjoys some rest beside the raging stream that becomes Whitehall Brook last week as her master, Dustin Neece, continued to paint the scene on canvas, off-camera.



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