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 Sport of the Week

Hopkinton Hiller Boys & Girls Swim Team Make a Splash, Split with Concord-Carlisle

By:  Lou Ottaviani

January 18, 2012 — Last evening, the Hopkinton boys and girls swim teams hosted a non-league meet at Keefe Tech Regional High School in Framingham against a solid Division II Dual County League Concord-Carlisle team.  At the end of the night, Hopkinton split decisions with the boys walking away with a 98-84 win to bring their individual team record to 5-2.  Concord-Carlisle girls came out on top with a score of 96-88. 

Both the boys and girls team had a significant amount of place finishers gathering up points for their teams last night.  The boys team had collected a total of 8 first place finishes, 7 seconds, 7 thirds, 4 fourths and 1 fifth; while the girls accounted for 6 first place finishes, 3 seconds, 7 thirds, 4 fourths and 4 fifths on the night.

Standing out on the boys side were: Alex Carbone, John Lagasse, Spencer Franklin and John Nadeau for winning the 200-Medley Relay; Kevin Lagasse (1st – 200/freestyle & 100/butterfly); Alex Carbone (1st – 200/Individual Medley & 100/backstroke); Paul Lagasse (1st – 50/freestyle, 2nd – 100/freestyle); John Lagasse (1st – 100/freestyle) and Spencer Franklin (1st – 100/breaststroke, 2nd – 200/Individual Medley). 

A note of significance:  Paul Lagasse’s first place finish (23:17 time) in the 50/freestyle defeated Concord-Carlisle’s second place finisher, Drew Andre, who happens to be the defending state champion in that event.  Paul’s brother, John, finished third just two-tenths of a second off. 

Other contributors from the boy’s team included: Patrick Reimonn (2nd – 500/freestyle); Jeff Wagner (2nd – 100/backstroke); Andrew Madigan (2nd – 100/breaststroke); the 200/freestyle Relay team (2nd) and the 400/Relay team (2nd); John Cardillo (1M/diving); Chris Kimura (relay & 200/freestyle); Kenny Lowell (200/freestyle) and Andrew Devine (backstroke).

Standouts on the girls team were: Nikki Annenburg, Bridget Coffey, Carly Adams and Brianna Gallo  for winning the 200-Medley Relay; Carly Adams, Brianna Gallo, Chloe Smith and Madeline Lipkin for winning the 400-Relay; Carly Adams (1st – 200/Individual Medley & 100/butterfly); Brianna Gallo (1st – 100/backstroke) and Bridget Coffey (1st – 100/breaststroke).




Reserve Tickets Now!

The Feb. 4 Education Foundation Gala is just weeks away!
Please note: Tickets will not be sold at the high school.
R.S.V.P. no later than Wednesday, January 25. 

 Click here to download the invitation.

The Hopkinton Education Foundation invites you to help benefit innovative education experiences for Hopkinton's public school children
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012

Mechanics Hall
321 Main Street, Worcester, MA
6 p.m. - Midnight
Festivities to include: Reception, Entertainment, Dinner, Auction Promenade, Raffle Prizes, Dancing
$90.00 per person

Purchase Tables or Tickets: 

Hopkinton Wine & Spirits, 77 West Main Street, Hopkinton, MA or Contact Tina at: 617.943.5403, EFGala@HopkintonEducationFoundation.org


Selectmen to Hold Drawing for Charitable Marathon Bibs
Applications due in on January 24, 2012 at Noon

Terry Land Offered to the Town for $3 Million

January 17, 2012 — The Board of Selectmen, among other actions this evening, decided to hold a drawing to give away 17 of the Invitational BAA Boston Marathon bib numbers, or waivers, on a random basis to those whose names will be drawn at their meeting on January 24, 2012.  The BAA Boston Marathon is a race that runners must qualify for. The applications for the bib numbers, which the Boston Athletic Association provides for charitable purposes, are due by noon of that day. Most charitable recipient runners raise a minimum of $4,000, and some raise more. More specifics on how to apply and the time of the drawing on Wednesday.
       The town will receive a total of 45 numbers, of which 28 are already designated to the Fire and Police Departments, Marathon Committee, Senior Center and Historical Society. Other organizations make their own arrangements with the BAA for charitable waivers.
        The Board of Selectmen also heard reports from the Capital Improvements Committee, the Chamber of Commerce and held a public hearing for a all alcoholic Beverages License of Zio's Quattro, a new restaurant planned for 22 South Street, where Price Chopper is building. Owners Kim and Paul Winshman own several other restaurants, including Zio's Bistro at 15 Main Street Downtown. According to people close to the project, the new business will be twice the size of the current location, which will also remain open.
         The town has also received a notice of intent to sell the William and Mary Terry property for the third time in the last few years. The land is zoned as forestry land, and so has been taxed at a lower rate, which gives the town the right of first refusal under Chapter 61 of Massachusetts General Laws when the land is to be sold. The 200 + acre parcel extends from West Main Street, down Lumber Street, and borders the School Department property behind the schools complex. The land the schools are on was purchased from Mr. Terry's brother, Thomas.
          According to Town Manager, Norman Khumalo, the town received notice of a bona fide purchase and sale agreement on January 11, 2012. The town has 120 days from that date to decide if it wants to exercise its right to purchase the property. Doing so would mean that a department, such as the School Department or Open Space Committee, would find a suitable use for it and could justify the reported $3 million price tag. Then the town would conduct public hearings; and a town meeting would be called if it were decided to move forward to purchase on behalf of the town. A two thirds vote would be necessary. It would be a process similar to the Weston Nurseries sale that was studied by the Land use Study Committee. A member of that now-defunct committee, John Coolidge, was present this evening and answered a couple of questions for Mr. Khumalo.
            Mr. Coolidge reminded Mr. Khumalo that even if the town passes on exercising its right to purchase the Terry land, it must retain the right to exercise it in the future in case the current sale falls through.
           The exercise of the right of first refusal of the Weston Nurseries property went before Town Meeting and failed to make two thirds by a single digit difference. It is now in the hands of Legacy Farms. Weston Nurseries, the business, still retains land and operates year-round.
           However, this land has challenges, as evidenced by two previous bids for it, the first for $8 million, and the most recent previous one for $12 million. The latter was by Erickson Retirement Communities, which pulled the plug on their efforts in June, 2007, after spending months on engineering and studies, saying that the land was not suited for its idea of buildings close to one another. The land is notorious for its wetlands as evidenced by the combined GIS map featured below from the town's website. To build, a developer must not only stay away from wetlands, but must stay outside of a state-designated 50-foot buffer around the wetlands. The Town of Hopkinton Conservation Commission goes even further with a 100 foot buffer in most cases.
          Although Mr. Khumalo did not give details of the purchase and sale agreement away, Hopkinton resident and businessman Paul Mastroianni made it clear to HopNews readers several weeks ago that his offer to purchase the property had been accepted by the Terrys. Mr. Mastroianni, who also owns the 77 West Main Street complex, said at the time that he would entertain a hotel and shopping center on the property, which would need rezoning for such a purpose.
          Mr. Khumalo also dodged a question about the agreed upon price when asked by Selectman Ben Palleiko, but instead said that the purchase and sale agreement was in the hands of the Town Counsel. Others have said the price tag is $3 million.
          The amber and yellow lines in the map (Click on thumbnail) designate parcels being sold together. The wetlands are in light blue. The buffers are not designated.


Demons Squirt 2’s Win 2012 Falmouth Youth Hockey Clipper Tournament

Congratulations to the Hopkinton Demons Squirt 2 team, who spent their MLK holiday weekend winning the Clipper Youth Hockey Tournament in Falmouth. The Demons competed in a division that included teams from Framingham, Falmouth and KP Walpole. The Demons beat KP Walpole 3-2 in the championship game on Monday afternoon.  In the end, the Demons brought home the trophy with a combination of great team defense and aggressive fore-checking.



Underage New Year's Party Goers Charged   

January 17, 2012 — According to School Resource Officer Philip Powers, 11 teens were charged today at Framingham District Court for being minors in possession of alcohol after Hopkinton and two other towns broke up a New Year's party at the model home at Nazneen Circle. Another 4 who are under 17 were charged as juveniles, and the 17 year-old host of the party, who initially told police his uncle owned the property, is facing other charges as well. 

The investigation of the fiasco has been ongoing, but yielded only the 15 names out of the 100-150 that partygoers estimated were in attendance, but scattered upon arrival of police. 

Officer Powers said that some kids could get community service as a result of the court action. 

EDITOR'S NOTE: Although 17 years and older are subject to adult criminal proceedings, and the names are part of the public record, HopNews policy is to not report the names of 17 year-olds or high school students under most circumstances.




Score Big Points at Hopkinton Sports Fundraiser -- Feb. 11 
 Saturday, February 11, 7 o’clock p.m. to midnight
Hopkinton Country Club, 204 Saddle Hill Road
Boosters Fundraiser to support Hopkinton High School Athletics

This Valentine's Day weekend,  score some “big points” by heading to the Hopkinton Country Club for a casual night of dancing and fun.  Back by popular demand is the one and only DJ Andrew of Party Excitement.  There also will be plenty of cool raffle prizes and sports memorabilia auction  items from the New England Sports Museum.   All proceeds go to a range of projects not funded in the athletics budget, such as tennis wind screens, fencing for the baseball fields and much more.  These upgrades help make Hopkinton sports programs one of the best in the Metro West – so your support is greatly appreciated. 

Cost is $150 per couple, with a tax-deductible, $100 donation going directly to projects from your ticket purchase (receipt will be provided).  It also includes food and drink tickets. 

Questions?  Check out the Boosters very cool web site at http://www.hopkintonboosters.com/ for a sign-up/donation form or contact Joy Donohue at joydonohue@comcast.net 

Reserve your spot today -- deadline is January 27th.    Include suggestions for your top three dances songs and/or dedications for an evening to remember.



Like Statues

January 17, 2012 — Readers were worried that swans on the ice on Maspenock, which did not move while observing them, were frozen there. They did not move their feet while the photographer observed, nor did they move when a person barked at them. However, they did move their heads.



Arrest of Two in Early Morning No-Knock Raid at Southborough Motel

Police Seize Two Handguns, Assault Rifle, Ammo, and Drugs

Culminating an investigation by the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section and the Framingham Police, at 1:45 this morning the Massachusetts State Police Special Tactical Operations (STOP) Team made a forced entry at the Southborough Motor Lodge, 48 Turnpike Rd., Southborough and arrested 20-year-old man wanted on firearms and drug distribution charges.  

When STOP Team members hit a room at the motor lodge and secured ROBERT R. RYAN (D.O.B. 5/6/91) and the woman he was with, they also found on the headboard of the room’s bed a loaded .40 caliber Glock handgun. Further search of the motor lodge by members of the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section (VFAS) and detectives from the Framingham and Southboro Police led to the recovery of a .223 assault rifle, a .380 caliber handgun, multiple .40 caliber and .223 caliber rounds of ammunition, cocaine, heroin, and cash. Also found was a bill of sale from New Hampshire, under a different name, for a .40 caliber gun and a .223 assault rifle.  

State Police VFAS troopers and Framingham Police tracked RYAN to the motor lodge yesterday and obtained a no-knock search warrant from the Westborough District Court. The STOP Team – the State Police tactical entry and special weapons team – and the State Police K9 Section were utilized to assist with the entry.  

RYAN, who previously lived in Framingham and is believed to have been staying at the motor lodge for several weeks, was charged with the following:

-          Unlawful possession of a firearm (2 counts);

-          Unlawful possession of a large capacity firearm;

-          Unlawful carrying of a firearm;

-          Possession with intent to distribute a Class A substance;

-          Possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance; and

-          Committing a narcotics violation near a school zone.  

Also arrested with RYAN in Room 22 was EMMA FRANCHEK, 19 (D.O.B. 1/27/92). She was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a Class A substance with intent to distribute, possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute; and committing a narcotics violation near a school zone.  

RYAN and FRANCHEK were transported to the Southborough Police station for booking.


Third Man In

January 17, 2012 — Star Cleaners and Tailors, owned by James Sung, has thrown its hat in the dry-cleaning ring and become the third dry cleaner in a one-mile stretch of road in Hopkinton, following Main Street Cleaners, which is really on West Main Street and Hillers Cleaners, which moved from Star's Location to 63 Main Street last year after demolishing Hitchings Hardware and constructing a new building.
       Star, at 97 Main Street, is the fourth store for James, who also has operations in Marlborough, Franklin and Southborough.



65 Year-old Framingham Woman Killed in Route 2 Gardner Crash
Driver ID'd

January 16, 2012 — Tonight at approximately 10:15pm, Trooper Daniel Schumaker was commuting to the Athol Barracks for his assigned midnight shift when he came upon a two car crash on Rt.2 West in Gardner, approximately ¼ mile prior to Exit 22 (Rt.68).  Initial investigation by Trooper Schumaker indicates a 2009 Honda Civic, being operated on the eastbound side of Rt.2 by Linda Nelson, 65, from Framingham, MA crossed the median into the westbound lanes and struck a 2007 Ford F250 pickup being operated by a 63 year old male from Phillipston, MA. 

The male sustained minor injuries as a result of the crash.  The Honda Civic rolled over, requiring extrication of the female operator by the Gardner Fire Department.  She was subsequently transported to Heywood Hospital by Gardner Ambulance where she ultimately succumbed to her injuries.  Troopers from the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section and the Worcester District Attorney’s Office/State Police Detective Unit are assisting the troopers from the Athol Barracks with their investigation.  The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Highways Division is assisting with traffic control, as Rt.2 West remains closed at this time with traffic being detoured at Exit 23.



Please Keep Drama

To the Editor, HopNews: 

Please share the following: 

Dear Parents, Students, Faculty and Members of the School Committee for the Town of Hopkinton, 

We the Roberts' family of Kevin (grade 8), Matthew (grade 5), Janice (Drama Mama 3 years) and David (proud father) would like to express our concerns with a proposal to eliminate the Drama Related Art (Drama RA) from the Hopkinton Middle School curriculum after the end of the 2011-2012 school year. 

As active participants in the highly energized theatrical atmosphere created by Ms Hallyann Gifford for the past three years, our entire family is devastated to hear that on Thursday evening it will be proposed to eliminate the Drama RA as soon as next year. Our eldest son is in his third year of drama at the Middle School and our youngest has helped out numerous times this year in anticipation of participating next year, upon his entry to sixth grade and the Middle School. This program has enabled my oldest son to thrive as no sport, or other school activity has.  

This largely self funded (the after school portion) effort headed up by Ms Gifford has brought a live stage art, a humanity, to life for hundreds of cast and crew in just the three years Kevin has been a student at the Middle School. 

Ms Gifford’s efforts have built the foundation upon which later success has demonstrably been attained. Just this past August, the High School drama club participated in a festival considered one of the most prestigious in the world, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. 

In a day and age of artists campaigning on television to "save the music," how can one of the best school systems in the country be considering killing off Shakespeare, Dickens and Emerson at the Middle School level? Surely the town's parents and members of the school committee understand the cause and effect of a rich middle school drama program leading to the later success at the high school level, a success that will follow them throughout their lives. 

We urge the school committee to listen to the numerous parents and children speaking out, and  to not eliminate the Drama RA. The loss of Ms Gifford will result in the loss of this vibrant resource for the community of Hopkinton 

As the town is poised to require all parents to buy laptops for High School aged students, how can the same town be prepared to eliminate drama? Surely the classic arts need not fall by the wayside for the benefit of Apple Computer? Computers are tools, but not skills. The “soft skills” will always be valued and need to be nurtured in our schools alongside the technical. Children will never develop the lifelong friendships and skills of confidence, cooperation and creativity sitting in front of glowing computer screens. 

Please do not abandon the humanity of teaching drama at the Middle School level.

The Roberts Family
7 Walcott Street
January 16, 2012



Martin Luther King Day Song Circle 2012

January 16, 2012 — Cheryl Perreault put together a 12-person song circle at the Hopkinton Public Library on Sunday Evening, the actual birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.
      The guitars were acoustic and unamplified, and the music was folk.
      "This is a protest song," said one singer, paying tribute to a Bob Dylan promise to one of the audiences of his youth.
      HopNews recorded parts of the performances of the first three performers, who did not forget what the day was about.
      Aside from beautiful voices and instruments in the video below, hear a Tibetan song-bowl lead a chant by the gathering.





POLICE NEWS UP-TO-DATE - For Arrests and more, choose this button:
Updated Monday, January 16, 2012
Reported by Robert Falcione

The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.
   6 times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.
 17 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.
   2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without injury.
   3 Disabled Motor Vehicles.
   1 times the Police assisted with Animal Calls.
   0 Motor Vehicle Complaint Applications.
   0 time the Police participated in Community Relations or passenger safety.

Sunday, January 15, 2012
9:05 pm
Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area of Spring Street in response to the complaint of two loud sounds that could be fireworks, according to the caller. 

8:00 pm A Blueberry Lane caller reported that someone set off a firecracker in their yard. 

7:38 pm A Frankland Road caller reported her backyard ice rink is leaking onto the road. Sgt. Micahel Sutton reports it should be okay with some cones he set. 

3:50 am Several units, the DPW Art's Towing and an ambulance all responded to a motor vehicle accident on Cedar Street on black ice in which the operator reported she is injured and bleeding. She refused treatment and her damaged vehicle was towed. 

Saturday, January 14, 2012
10:36 pm
A Joseph Road caller reports hearing a loud bang and then seeing flashlights in the woods. Sgt. Scott vanRaalten responded and found no suspicious activity.

9:43 pm Ashland Police Department arrested a Davis Road resident for suspected shoplifting in their town. 

9:44 pm A Blueberry Lane caller reported someone banging on their front door, and then the barking of a neighbor's dog. Officer Matthew McNeil came upon five youths who admitted to banging on doors and he ordered them to return to their homes. 

10:46 pm A 911 caller reported a deer with a broken leg limping on Maria Lane, but all units were tied up and unable to assist the deer. 

12:25 am A Hayden Rowe Street caller was convinced that someone was shining a bright light in her windows, but Officer Linda Higgins reports it is strong wind that is moving tree limbs and activating motion sensor lights.




Up and IN!

January 16, 2012 — Freshman Boys Basketball game played against the Special Olympics team from Respite Center at the MS Brown Gym this morning. Above, one player watches her shot go in. The Special Olympians were ahead when the photographer left for deadline.

Below, Special Olympics Director Alec Levine talks to members of his team.


Girl Scouts Do Well

January 16, 2012 — Hopkinton Girl Scouts did their part on MLK Day by volunteering at the Hopkinton Housing Authority social center. Above, they make valentines.



Cub Scouts Earn Elder Care Belt Loop

January 16, 2012 — Hopkinton Cub Scouts from many packs volunteered at Golden Pond on MLK Day 2012. They learned about Elder Care and people with disabilities towards earning a belt loop on this subject.


Fleeting Glimpse

January 16, 2012 — Not even calls of "Foxy Lady" could get this well insulated fox to turn around for a better shot by the Roving HopNews Camera on Christian Hill Road in Upton yesterday. Readers occasionally have sent photos of fox families frolicking in their yards. We'd love to see more. Please send to Editor@HopNews.com





January 15, 2012 — Kim Jennings performs as a dozen scheduled performers await their turns at the Hopkinton Public Library this evening in a MLK Day song-circle kick-off event coordinated by Cheryl Perreault. A short video will be available on Monday.



Warming the Soul

January 15, 2012 — Merylyn (above) and Roger Mezitt were gracious hosts of a Hopkinton Historical Society midwinter social pot luck gathering in their restored Revolutionary era home on Frankland Road, also known as the Ebenezer Singletary House, on this blustery Sunday afternoon. Those wishing to learn more about the Hopkinton Historical Society or to join are encouraged to visit their website.




MLK DAY Events

  9:00  breakfast and 9:30 speaker School Superintendent Jonathan Landman at the middle school,  

10:30  toiletries being collected at St John's by cub scouts for Project Just Because,  

10:30 - 11:30 Library Story Hour and Crafts from by High School Peer Leaders,  

10 - 3 Red Cross Blood Drive at the Doyle Gym with BeFree volunteers, 

10:30 - noon Cancer Care package making at St Paul's/Grace Methodist Church on Wood Street.  

11 AM Freshman Boys Basketball game against the Special Olympics team from Respite Center at the MS Brown Gym 

 11 - 12:30 Senior Events include a lunch put on by the High School Honor Society, as
well as Senior activities from 12:30 organized by the Girl Scouts. All Senior Activities are at
the Senior Housing main building, since the Senior Center is closed on Martin Luther King Day.

~ Margie Wiggin


Barbara J. (Yerdon) Catone 

Barbara J. (Yerdon) Catone of Hopkinton, where she has lived for 29 years, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2012, surrounded by her loving family at home. She was 60.  Born in Governeur, NY, she was the daughter of Mary Doreen (Tiernan) Yerdon of Hermon, NY, and the late Carleton Yerdon.  

Barbara was a graduate of Hermon-DeKalb High School, and received her Bachelors degree in Sociology from Potsdam State University in Potsdam, NY.  She has worked as an information specialist with Biomeasure, Inc., in Milford for the last 20 years, and enjoyed reading, redecorating her home, and spending time with her family. Barbara also taught religious edcuation and chaired the Yuletide Festival for many years at St. John the Evangelist parish in Hopkinton. 

Loving wife of 38 years to David Catone, she was the devoted mother of Amelia and Jessica Catone; sister of Richard Yerdon of Westfield, MA, Joseph Yerdon of Hermon, NY, Nancy Bovay of Hermon, NY, Mary Ellen Caratsole of Hermon, NY, Susan Fortin of Watertown, NY, Deborah Bigelow of Queensbury, NY, Julie Canavan of Queensbury, NY, Kathy Robarge of Cicero, NY, and the late Patricia Whitton and Michael Yerdon. She is also survived by her dear granddaughter, Selah. 

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton, followed by burial in Mount Auburn Cemetery.  Calling hours at the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton, will be Monday, January 16, 2012 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.. Relatives and friends kindly invited. 

In lieu of flowers,  contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street,. Framingham, MA 01701; the Dana-Farber Cancer Center, Oliva Patient Comfort Care Fund, 14 Prospect St., Milford, MA 01757; or a charity of one's choice.



Early MLK Day Event - Tonight!
Sunday evening from 6:00- 8:00 p.m.
 Hopkinton Public Library

         On Sunday evening from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. the Hopkinton Public Library and the Hopkinton Youth Commission will host a community song-circle to help kick-off Hopkinton's "Martin Luther King-Day of Giving Back." This event is a  free concert of music for the community, all ages welcome. The performance line-up will consist of 10 local and Boston-area singer-songwriters who will perform two songs each on topics related to peace, love, justice etc. to help pay tribute to Martin Luther King. The MLK song circle will take place at Hopkinton Public Library located at 13 Main Street in Hopkinton. The entrance for this event will be by back door entrance of the Library.  The public is welcome to take a seat, join the circle ... just to listen or to bring a song or poem of same theme to share at the end of the concert when there will be a call for community contributions.  For more information call Cheryl Perreault at 508-435-8638

       Among the performers are Carolyn Waters of Andover, Tom Smith of Dedham,  Kim Jennings of Worcester, Dan Cloutier of Upton (photo) and Cheryl Melody of Hopkinton.


Flight for Two

January 14, 2012 — These two camera-shy ducks on Hopkinton Reservoir are fleeing from the sound of twigs snapping underfoot the photographer who was approaching the shoreline this afternoon.


Bike for Two

January 14, 2012 — This couple didn't break their stride to stop and be identified today on Fruit Street, as they were pedaling close to the speed limit on their bicycle built for two.



Eva Ragnhild Bergesen, 68 

Eva Ragnhild Bergesen, of Hopkinton died Saturday January 14, 2012. Wife of the late David Bergesen, she was born May 2, 1943 in Toten, Norway. Eva remained a Norwegian citizen all her life and was active in the Scandinavian Community in the Boston area for over 40 years. She was Past President of Norumbega Lodge of Sons of Norway, a dedicated supporter of The Scandinavian Living Center in Newton and a longtime participant of Ski for Light.

Eva and David were founding members and directors of The Norwegian Elkhound Rescue and Referral of New England. The elkhounds were at the center of their life. Eva leaves Bamse in the care of her good friend Donna. She was a member of The Hopkinton Garden Club and an enthusiastic volunteer for The Boston Marathon in Hopkinton.

Eva was generous and often invited friends to her cottage in Maine. She was a cherished member of the Korsnes family in Newton where she chose to spend her last days. Eva was loved by many and will be missed by family and friends. Eva leaves her sister Ronnaug Hansen and her companion Gunnar Reistad in Oslo, Norway.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Norwegian Elkhound Rescue and Referral of NE, Inc., 31 Peck St., Rehoboth, MA 02769 or The Scandinavian Charitable Society of Boston, 206 Waltham St., Newton, MA 02465. Memorial Services will be announced later. Arrangements are under the care of the
Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.




HHS Grad Has New EP Release on iTunes

January 14, 2012 — Bryan Vanderpool (HHS 2005 graduate) released a new EP this week. The Well Pennies, produced by Michael Woodrum is available now on iTunes.



Sex Offender Registry Info Updated on Police News Page

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