March 16, 2012 —
Twelve Cub Scouts from Pack 97 after having earned their Arrow
of Light, the highest award that can be received in Cub
Scouting. Pack 97's Blue & Gold ceremony was held last night
where the boys earned this award. An archer was present and shot
a symbolic arrow for each boy. Later, Boy Scouts from Troops 1 &
4 awarded the 12 graduating scouts neckerchiefs to wear as they
continue their journey in scouting. All 12 boys from Pack 97
will be joining one of the Boy Scout troops in Hopkinton.
March 16, 2012 — This pickup came to the attention of the
photographer, who stopped to turn left into Bill's Pizza to
then park on Main Street in front of the HopNews office. As the
photographer came to a stop in traffic to wait to turn left
while oncoming traffic passed, vehicles behind him, which would
ordinarily drive past on the right, were forced to wait also,
because the pickup truck is partially blocking the lane of
travel. It is also blocking the crosswalk, as well as the exit
from Church Street, and is in a no parking area.
The photographer took the photo after doing the turn-around,
stopping to ask the driver if he was broken down, and then
driving to the parking space, parking and exiting his vehicle to
shoot. The driver said he was not broken down, but was waiting
for someone, and did not move until the photographer started
shooting. In the photo above, the truck is stopped, and was for
the entire time.
Right? Wrong? There have been numerous complaints about the
safety of this intersection before this photo was shown. Discuss
it all you like on Town Talk.
Greg (O')Brady will perform at
Hayden Rowe Street
Saturday Evening, March 17, 2012
those wearin' the green, Cornell's will be serving corned
beef and cabbage (with boiled potatoes, turnips and carrots)
for lunch and dinner (starting at 1:00 pm) on Saturday day.
9th Annual Sharon Timlin 5k Race to Cure ALS
Road Race, Walk, & Family Fun Day
Less than 12 weeks to go
The Sharon Timlin Memorial Event
will be held rain or shine on
SUNDAY JUNE 10, 2012 at 8:30 am
Honored Guest: Mike Timlin, retired MLB Pitcher for the Boston
Red Sox. Enjoy the 5K race, kids races, food, kids
games, raffles/slient auction, live music and much more. All
proceeds benefit the Angel Fund supporting ALS Research. For
more information visit our website
Our event includes:
5k Run/Walk at 8:30 am, professional net timing, limited
to 1800 participants
Kids 1-Mile Race for ages 7-10, professional net timing,
limited to 200 participants
Family fun day with dunk tank, games, face painting, live
music, food, raffles, and silent auction
Going Green initiative continues with recycling and
composting, bamboo t-shirts, bike valet, and shoe/sneaker
recycling. Please visit the
Going Green page on our website for more details.
Click here to register for the 5k or the Kids 1-Mile
race. Mail in registration forms are available also.
For every runner that registers for either the 5k or the
Kids 1 mile, every additional $25 donation in your name will
be entered into this year's Technology Package give away.
There will be three winners selected on race day. 1st prize
is an iPad2, 2nd prize is an iPhone4s, and 3rd prize is an
iPod. Register today and make your donation to be entered
into our drawing.
Note: The HPTA Mini-Marathon will be held on
May 5. Visit the HPTA website in the coming weeks for more info
about that event.
2012 Boston Marathon Numbers Available
If your 2012 goal is to run the
world famous Boston Marathon, we can help! Thanks to the 26.2
Foundation/Hopkinton Athletic Association (HAA) we have two
marathon numbers available to fundraisers willing to raise
$3,000. First come, first serve so if you are interested,
please email Stephanie Whelan at email@example.com.
The Many Faces of ALS
One of the
main goals of this event is to raise awareness of ALS and to
honor those that have been affected by this terrible disease. If
you know someone that has been stricken with ALS and would like
to honor them as part of our Faces of ALS program, please
contact Dawn Mercier at
Angel Fundraising Challenge
Is this the year you will join in the excitement and help us
raise money to find a cure for ALS? Visit our
fundraising site or contact Dawn Mercier at
Calling All Volunteers
This event would not be
possible without the help of volunteers. Please consider
volunteering your time at the event. You can help even if you
plan to run/walk in the event. Contact Colleen Allen at
We would like to thank Main
Street Pediatrics, Security Fence and
for once again generously sponsoring the event. We have other
corporate sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact
Michelle Weilding at
Save the date and
March 15, 2012 — This great blue heron stands on a seasonal
island where Canada geese nested last year and had a brood, and
where a beaver couple has constructed a small lodge of sorts on
Ice House Pond this year.
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Got a Dream?
March 15, 2012 — Spring is always a good time for renewal, to
regain a sense of vibrancy, not only of activity and rebirth,
but of color and intensity, following a visually dull season of
browns and grays and whites.
Architect Jeanette Thomson has rolled a new website and a new ad
for the season of renewal,
as she and her staff begin to gear up for a recharged economy
and a busy construction season.
Whether it is the renewal of an existing home, an addition of a
kitchen, two car garage and mud room, or totally new
construction, Thomson Architects, Inc. has over 20 years of
satisfied clients in the residential and small commercial
a glimpse of what a dream can look like, or if you already have
your own dream, check out the Thomson Architects, Inc. website
by choosing to click on the button ad now or at anytime, and
giving them a call at 508-435-2294.
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Hopkinton Center for the
98 Hayden Rowe Street
Arts in Bloom Exhibition
Entries Due March
Juried by Arthur Dion of Gallery NAGA, Boston.
Cash prizes awarded to 6 artists!
April 6 - 27, 2012
here for more
Jeanne M. Sulfaro, 90
- Jeanne M. Sulfaro, 90,
died Wednesday March 14, 2012 in Framingham. She was the
wife of the late Frank J. Sulfaro, who died in April 1995.
Born in Wakefield, she was the daughter of the late Michael and
Antonia (Dellegatto) Sulfaro. She was a 1941 graduate of
Hopkinton High School.
She is survived by her sons John and wife Brenda of Linwood,
Richard and wife Sandra of Hopkinton, and her daughter Donna
DeMeo and husband John of Kingston, NH. She also leaves 10
grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Monday, March 19 at 9:00 a.m. from the
Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street. A funeral
Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist
Church. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
Calling hours at the funeral home are Sunday, March 18 from 2:00
p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday, March 19
7PM * HS Auditorium
Parents, MS & HS Students invited to
learn about the
TRUE physical, legal and
Stephanie Bodor, Main
Chief Trial Counsel, Middlesex District Attorney's
Nicholas Levine, Hopkinton HS Alum
Our health survey data shows that marijuana
use by Hopkinton youth has increased dramatically over the
last several years. This presentation will help you
the impact of marijuana
on the teen brain
the legal ramifications
of marijuana use
the toll marijuana use
can take on a young person's life
Please come and bring your high school and middle school
important to know what is happening in our children's lives.
Help us spread the word about this important presentation!
beFREE! Project is a
program of the Hopkinton Youth Commission
Middle School Presents “Oliver!”
The Hopkinton Middle School Drama
Club will present the musical “Oliver!” on April, 27, 28 and 29
in the Hopkinton Middle School auditorium, 88 Hayden Rowe
Based on the Charles Dickens classic
“Oliver Twist,” the musical depicts the adventures of the
orphaned Oliver -- including his hardships in the workhouse, his
adventures with a band of youthful pickpockets led by Fagin, and
his change of fortune when a long-lost relative finds him.
“Oliver!,” which first hit the stage in 1960 in London, includes
many well-loved songs, among them “Food, Glorious Food,”
“Consider Yourself,” “As Long as He Needs Me,” and “I’d Do
Showtimes are at 7 p.m. on Friday,
April 27 and Saturday, April 28 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April
29. Admission price is TBA. Advance tickets will be
available soon at the Middle School office, or at the door.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Parks and Recreation Commission will hold a Public Hearing on
Monday, March 26th in the Town Hall Lower Level, 18 Main Street,
Hopkinton, MA at 7PM to discuss the Sandy Beach Improvements
Plan. The Town Hall is handicap accessible.
Pru Tunnel to be Shut Down Overnight Sunday-Monday to
Accommodate Permanent Power Restoration
Massachusetts State Police have been notified that as part of
NStar’s process of restoring power in the Prudential Tunnel on
the Massachusetts Turnpike, work crews must disconnect the
generator currently providing power to the lights and
ventilation system, then re-splice the wires to the power grid.
We have been notified that there will be a complete loss of
ventilation and lighting during the switchover period because
both systems – the current temporary one and the permanent one –
cannot run simultaneously. Thus for safety reasons, State Police
will shut down the Turnpike in both directions at the tunnel
location. The switchover is currently scheduled for overnight
Sunday into Monday, beginning at midnight with targeted
completion time no later than 5 a.m. We will notify the public
of any change in the schedule.
National Honors Society
Senior Citizens to please join us on
Tuesday, April 10th
Hopkinton High School Cafeteria
tea, treats, and socializing!
March 14, 2012 —
The Prudential ramp will be closed to accommodate two
generators, which will supply electricity to Prudential
Tunnel and other establishments in the area. This will now
effectively shut down exit #22 completely as the Copley
ramp was closed at 1:15 p.m. this date. The Prudential ramp
will be shutdown for approximately 2 days.
A HOPKINTON YOUTH
SERVICES PROGRAM MARCH 26th
On Monday, March
26th, 7:00-8:00 pm Jean Vazza of Hopkinton Youth Services will
facilitate a community-minded discussion on "Teens and Mental
Health Awareness" at the Hopkinton Public Library. Topics
of focus for this small, group-style discussion include
awareness of mental health, signs, frequency and identification
of mental health disorders, how to discuss mental health issues
with teens, the importance of reducing stigma and community
resources. Participants are invited to contribute their
perspectives and suggestions.
program is free and open to the public. Advance
registration is required by simply contacting Jean at
508-497-9820 ext. 1520.
Please mention name, number attending and contact information
info (email or phone). The Hopkinton Public Library is
located at 13 Main Street in Hopkinton.
of the Times?
March 14, 2012 — It appears this home on Wood Street is for sale
by the owner, or at least by an unconventional seller.
Destination, Your Imagination
March 14, 2012 — Bill's Pizza, as well as the Hopkinton Common,
are two of the most popular destinations on early release day
for the Middle School.
A Question in
March 14, 2012 — "Anna, Prom? -LB" reads the question made with
Styrofoam cups in front of the school complex this afternoon. It
appears that Anna said yes to Lincoln.
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March 14, 2012 — A neighbor concerned with the legality or/and
safety of a controlled burning of brush behind Wood Street homes
at a home site undergoing a lot of construction called the Fire
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March 13, 2012 — Five month-old Andrew and three year-old August
enjoy mom, Lauren Brock, carting them down the length of
Downtown this afternoon.
March 13, 2012 — This great blue heron cuts a strong diagonal
across Ice House Pond this afternoon, returning from a short
Callum Bushe and
Benjamin Madany, seniors at the Hopkinton High School, are
published authors. Their science fair project paper, “Solar
Storage Blinds,” was included in a newly released book, Award
Winning Science Fair Projects Vol. 2, by Sam Levine.
FIELDING, HITTING, PITCHING
HHS Softball spring clinic
Saturday, March 24th
and Sunday, March 25th
Hopkinton High School Athletic Center
and 10U –> 3-4pm on Saturday, 10:30-11:45am on Sunday
and 14U –> 4-5pm on Saturday, 11:45am-1pm on Sunday
$45 for both sessions
Registration deadline is Monday, March 19th
Contact Jeff Kearney at
Medical Release Forms can be downloaded off the Hopkinton Little
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March 13, 2012 — The residents apparently doused the stove fire
on Mayhew Street prior to the arrival of Hopkinton firefighters.
One firefighter was observed exiting the first floor with a
scorched frying pan in hand.
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Michelle Gates Joins Selectmen's
March 12, 2012 —
Selectman Michelle Gates has taken out nomination papers for
reelection to the Hopkinton Board of Selectman. Mrs. Gates is a
becomes one of three people who have taken out papers for the
two available seats on that board. She and Todd Cestari are up
for reelection, and Planning Board member Deborah Thomas, also a
Republican, has taken out nomination papers, too. Mr. Cestari is
completed Nomination Papers is one way to get on the ballot.
Another way to get on the ballot is to be elected at a party's
Ms. Gates has for
a number of years served in a volunteer or elected capacity on a
number of boards and committees, including as the manager of the
Sunday Concerts on the Common, first as a member of Parks and
Recreation Commission for several years, and then as a
volunteer after becoming Selectman.
HopNews awaits a
press release from Mrs. Gates. Check the now-updated Election
to see other candidates.
Hopkinton Team Wins Division
March 13, 2012 — The 5th Grade Hopkinton Metrowest League
D3S travel basketball team won the championship on Sunday.
The game was at Mass Premier Courts in Foxboro and the
opponent was Sudbury. Contributed content.
Front row (L-R): Brett Daley, Michael Poovakad, Cory Bannon,
Mitch Marcou, Micheal Roche, Brett Crochiere.
Back Row (L-R): Assistant Coach Bryan Kelly, Will Huebner,
Ben McKenzie, Kyle Stukel, Brendon Kelly, Head Coach Brent
Little Help From Friends
March 12, 2012 — Hopkinton Fire Lieutenant William Miller
(43) looks back at his men while leading them to assist
Westborough in fighting the fire that damaged three apartment
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Special Olympics vs.
Noon, March 17, 2012
Middle School Brown Gym
St. Patrick's Day, the Hopkinton Police will attempt their first
win against the Hopkinton Special Olympics Basketball Team after
several years of trying. Join the fun and support the teams.
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presidential candidates are calling for military
action against Iran to destroy its nuclear
capability, which Iran claims is peaceful, but some
say is for weapons. President Obama says that
military action is premature, but is on the table,
while economic sanctions take hold.
Pundits are arguing that Israel may talk tough about
attacking Iran on their own, but that they would
suffer a "rain of rockets" from Hezbollah and other
anti-Israeli factions that lie in wait across their
borders. In addition, Israel could not repel a
military attack from Iran by itself, and any action
by it would drag its ally the United States into a
war, some say.
Meir Dagan, former chief of the Israeli intelligence
agency, Mossad, appeared on CBS and said that the
Iranian regime was "rational," and that a military
strike would not be a good idea at this time. He
said that Iran's willingness to negotiate amounts to
a "bazaar" mentality, and that they are positioning
themselves for greater oil profits.
Please vote once in this simplistic HopNews
After reading the column on the left, HopNews
readers said "no" to the drumbeats of war with Iran,
at least for now, in the poll conducted during
today's daylight. 14 % said they want war now, 31 %
said "never" to war with Iran, and 55% want to wait
for more evidence or urgency.
The first two questions indicate that readers who
took part in the poll, 69% of them, would support
going to war with Iran if the right conditions
Trails Club Hikes Berry Acres/Terry Property
March 12, 2012 — On Sunday, the Hopkinton Trails club featured
the Terry land for a club hike. The 204-acre parcel, with its
vast wetlands, is under agreement for $3 million with local
entrepreneur Paul Mastroianni, who owns 77 West Main Street, and
has upgraded that property since purchasing it. The town has the
right of first refusal to purchase the land, because it has
enjoyed a tax benefit due to its agricultural designation.
However, only the Sustainable Green Committee has expressed an
interest in the land, for a possible solar energy farm. One
company has been speaking with a Hayden Rowe Street property
owner for consideration, too.
Science Fair at Elmwood
March 12, 2012 — Li Sutherland stands proudly in front of her
science project at Elmwood School, where she was among her 234
second grade classmates, as well as parents of the students,
last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the cafeteria.
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