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HELP! I Am Lost

Okay, I know, not another lost cat! I'm a cat, not a dog. Dogs seem to have more water storage than a camel. They can pee every five feet to be able to find their way home — even from Nova Scotia — with their gigantic noses. Although sometimes it takes them 20 years.


However, my nose is dainty and cute. And you can blame my parents for the mix of patterns on my fur. It is a little too much like Halloween.


I would like to return home, although the people here have given me a beautiful barn to hang out in near the Laborer's Training Center. They haven't invited me in the house yet, but that's okay. They look like dog people (not that there's anything wrong with it).


If you know me, or my family, please call 508-380-2229 and come get me before these people start dressing me up in funny clothes or expect me to catch mice.


Hurry, please!


Hopkinton Student on Lawrence Academy’s New England Championship Hockey Team

A freshman at Lawrence Academy, Hopkinton’s Evan Dahl played as a forward during his first season on the Spartans’ hockey team, a team that came away with both the Independent School League and New England championships. Coach Kevin Potter had words of praise for his team at the conclusion of the extended season: “The way our boys played all season was admirable...no matter what was happening on the ice or with the score, they stayed focused and played hard and earned everything they achieved.” The son of Lisa Dahl of Hopkinton and Eric Dahl of Upton, Evan also maintains a place on the academic honor roll.

The Spartans had an overall season record of 25­­–3–3 and won the ISL Keller Division with a record of 10–2–2. In January, they played in Boston’s Frozen Fenway event, where they beat traditional rival Thayer Academy 6–0. The #4 seeded Lawrence Academy team thrilled spectators throughout the post-season NEPSIHA tournament, earning two hard-fought overtime victories over #5 Belmont Hill (5­­–4) and #1 Salisbury School (3–2) to advance to a meeting with Noble & Greenough School in the finals. In the championship game at New Hampshire’s Salem Ice Center on March 4, the Spartans rose to the occasion, defeating the #2 seed to win the New England Prep School Tournament Division I Championship for the first time in the school’s history. Contributed content.




Hopkinton Center for the Arts Celebrates One Year!


HOPKINTON, MA (April 4, 2012) – The Hopkinton Center for the Arts recently celebrated its one-year birthday with a birthday cake and a look back at all it has accomplished in its first year. The mission of the Hopkinton Center for the Arts is to provide a multi-media arts facility that will allow a collaboration of individuals and organizations to create and present quality visual and performing arts, arts education and events. Towards that goal, this past year the HCA:

  • Assembled a Board of Directors

  • Appointed Kelly Grill as Executive Director, Kris Waldman as Artistic Director, Marco Carneiro as Arts Coordinator, Dawn Anderson as Finance Director, and Lori Robak as Public Relations Counsel.

  • Increased its program offerings in art, theater and music by 30 percent.

  • Added new programs for children and adults, such as the vacation workshops as well as art and theater classes for the Respite Center.

  • Added programs in dance, costuming and make-up.

  • Introduced the Spring Arts Festival, a regional celebration where community members can come together to enjoy a juried craft show and live music, drama, and dance performances that will take place on May 5 and a Summer Music Fest, which will feature “home grown” local music artists in a community festival.

  • Raised over $600,000 in a capital campaign spearheaded by the Hopkinton Community Endowment.

“This has been a very exciting and momentous year for the HCA, and we couldn’t be more pleased with all that we’ve accomplished,” said Grill. “The terrific synergy between Enter Stage Left Theater and the Cultural Arts Alliance has been crucial to the successful formation of the HCA. We are blessed to have some wonderful staff and resources to help us continue the growth of Enter Stage Left and the Hopkinton Center for the Arts in the years to come.”


For more information about the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, please visit www. http://www.hopartscenter.org/. Contributed content.






The Walk ’n Mass Volkssport Club welcomes the public to its traditional group “Soup Walk” taking place in Hopkinton, Mass. on Saturday, April 14. The walk is non-competitive and participants are encouraged to walk at their own pace along a prescribed route. Walkers are offered a choice of walking one or two 5 km (3.1 mile) loops. All participants are invited to join in the Soup Social after the walk.


The first loop includes the official Boston Marathon starting line, explores the quaint downtown area and traverses through cemeteries and residential neighborhoods. An alternate route is available bypassing the cemeteries where dogs are not allowed. The second loop of the 10 km passes the town's schools, athletic fields and the football field which transforms into an Athlete's Village used for the staging and organizing the runners on Patriot's Day.


The start point for the walk is the St. John the Evangelist Parish Center, 20 Church St, Hopkinton. Registration times are 9:30-10:00 A.M. for 10 km walkers (those walking both loops) and 10:30-11:00 A.M. for 5 km walkers. The walk routes are mostly on paved surfaces suitable for strollers but would be difficult for wheelchairs due to a few slight inclines. Leashed pets are welcome but clean-up laws apply. However, pets cannot be allowed in the dining hall.  Contributed content.


Volkssporting events promote “Fun, Fitness, and Friendship” by providing walking and other non-competitive events free to the public. Volkssporting also offers an achievement awards program. For further information contact 508-429-3564, beateh1@ aol.com or www.ava.org/clubs/walknmass




Community Covenant Church of Hopkinton

2 West Elm Street (corner of West Main & South Street, just west of 495)

Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012


8:00 - 9:15 am Easter Breakfast

9:30 - 10:00 am Traditional Easter Hymn-Sing

10:15 - 11:30 am Worship Celebration of Jesus' Resurrection


Strong Line

April 4, 2012 — This great blue heron flying on the northern side of the causeway at Lake Maspenock cuts a diagonal line, the strongest line in art, across the page, providing a striking visual.


David Ljungberg selected as Elmwood Elementary School Principal

April 4, 2012 — Hopkinton Public Schools’ Superintendent, Dr. Jonathan Landman, is delighted to announce that he has offered, and David Ljungberg has accepted, the position of Principal of the Elmwood Elementary School. In the past two years, in his role as Assistant Principal at the Hopkins and Elmwood Schools, Mr. Ljungberg has won the admiration and appreciation of Hopkinton faculty, parents, administrators and students through his soft-spoken, thoughtful, and caring leadership. Mr. Ljungberg is a passionate educator who is insightful about how to enhance teaching and learning. He knows how to listen, and builds meaningful, positive relationships with children, parents, staff and administrative colleagues. Mr. Ljungberg has a deep appreciation for the strengths of the Elmwood School, and some great ideas about how to support continued excellence and growth in the years ahead. Educators and parents will find that Mr. Ljungberg welcomes their voices and engagement at the Elmwood School. All will find that Mr. Ljungberg champions and supports exciting, effective instruction.


Mr. Ljungberg graduated from Clark University in 2001 with a major in Cultural Anthropology and a minor in Elementary Education. He holds two Masters’ degrees: the first in Literacy, from Providence College and the second, in Organizational Management and School Leadership, from Endicott College. He has taught 4th, 5th and 6th grades, middle school Language Arts, Social Studies, and English. His leadership experiences include directing a summer enrichment program in Shrewsbury, MA.; the position of Literacy Coordinator at Dover Sherborn Regional Middle School, a Principal’s internship in Acton, MA.; and, his two years as Assistant Principal here in Hopkinton.


We are fortunate that Mr. Ljungberg already knows the Elmwood School, and that he can work closely with Mrs. Silver in the months ahead to prepare for his new role. I am sure that he will receive tremendous support from all quarters: Mrs. Silver, the rest of the administration, the teachers in the building, parents and children as he makes this transition.


Mr. Ljungberg will assume the role of Elmwood School Principal on July 1, 2012 following the retirement of Mrs. Ilene Silver, Elmwood’s principal for the last 14 years. Although we will deeply miss Mrs. Silver, we are excited about where Mr. Ljungberg’s enthusiasm and ideas may take us in the years ahead. Contributed content.



Lunch for One

April 4, 2012 — Looks like it isn't a bad life to flit around all day surrounded by your food.


Hopkinton 3, Whitinsville Christian 2

April 4, 2012 — Junior Greg Brown showed great form yesterday against Whitinsville Christian.




Dam Discussion Draws Large Lake Presence

April 3, 2012 — Tuesday evening's Board of Selectmen's meeting drew an unusually large SRO crowd from Lake Maspenock Preservation Association and other interested neighbors and residents of the lake who had heard of a suggestion floated by Town Manager Norman Khumalo that property in the lake area be assessed at a greater value to pay for repairs to the Lake Maspenock Dam that the town bought for $1. The repairs and maintenance costs are estimated to total over $1.5 million, and tonight's agenda item regarding the dam was for a presentation of those repairs and the projected timelines for completion; not the trial balloon floated by Mr. Khumalo.

      Following the presentation, Chairman Todd Cestari said that the matter of Mr. Khumalo's suggestion was not a topic for discussion tonight, in an attempt move forward with other agenda items, including a long list of ballot questions.

      "It [Mr. Khumalo's suggestion] has not been discussed before the board," said Chairman Cestari, perhaps defining its insignificance.

      People in the gallery tried to speak over Mr. Cestari as he tried to move to the next topic, and Selectman Brian Herr, siding with the crowd, said that [Cestari] saying it hasn't been discussed yet means that it will be in the future.

      "I'd appreciate it it you didn't twist my words," said Mr. Cestari sternly to Mr. Herr.

      Emboldened by Mr. Herr, people in the gallery then spoke out nonetheless, with more than one arguing that the entire town should share the cost for repairs to the dam. One woman said her children do not attend Hopkinton schools and she has never used the Senior Center, but she pays taxes for them.

      Following the dialogue, Mr. Herr, who had encouraged it, congratulated Mr. Cestari on his cool handling of a situation that could have been worse.

      "An apology would be more in order," said Vice-Chair Ben Palleiko to Mr. Herr.

      In another matter, attorney Joseph Antonellis, representing William Tetlow, who has an agreement to purchase Doyle's package Store and the property it is in, pled for a blessing from the Selectmen to take before the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission. He said that there was a disconnect between the ABCC and the Department of Revenue that led to a problem with the application that the selectmen previously approved. The ABCC disapproved the application in February, which means there is no application before the ABCC for them to consider. They need Form 43, a form for reconsideration of the license application and approval from the board.

       In addition, Mr. Tetlow, according to attorney Antonellis, had a criminal charge against him of refusing to take a breathalyzer, that was continued without a finding, and is now attending classes.

       Despite Police Chief Rick Flannery saying that this type of thing would not be a cause for revocation, and despite a strong feeling from the board that they would like to see that neglected Downtown property renovated, the selectmen voted to put off moving the application forward until Mr. Tetlow successfully completes his probationary period.

       The selectmen also voted this evening to not exercise the town's right of first refusal for the 204-acre Terry property that is under agreement with Paul Mastroianni for $3 million, which gives the green light for that sale to move forward, without the town taking the entire 120 days it had to decide.

        The board also went over ballot questions for the next election. HopNews looks forward to a tally of those soon.    




April 3, 2012 — The report of an explosion led police and firemen to the discovery of a dead tree that had fallen flat across Wilson Street near the town line with Ashland, just before the Ashland Pumping Station. Above, public safety officers remove as much of the tree as they can while awaiting the arrival of the fire truck with a chainsaw on it.







North Andover’s 17-year-old Kyle Murphy will be participating in the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition’s (MBCC) 20th Annual Against the Tide event in Hopkinton, MA on June 23rd and in Brewster, MA on August 18th along with his family and members of his swim team. Volunteering his time and energy isn’t new to the North Andover native. In fact, this St. John's Preparatory School (SJP) junior has spent the past five years donating his time, energy, and money to MBCC’s Against the Tide swim, kayak, walk, run event.


After his friend’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when he was 12, Murphy felt it was time for him to give back. As part of the North Andover’s YMCA Hurricane’s swim team, competing in MBCC’s Against the Tide 1-mile competitive swim was a natural choice for this avid swimmer.


“In the past I have enjoyed participating in the competitive swim at Against the Tide at both Hopkinton and on Cape Cod, and I’m excited about participating again this year in the 20th anniversary event,” says Kyle. “I would like to encourage all young people to participate in this worthwhile event.” Many of his friends have joined him in the excitement on the day of the event whether it’s for the swim, kayak, walk, or run.


Kyle recently qualified for both the YMCA Championships and High School State competition. His St. John’s Prep team won the State Championship for the 7th year in a row along with the Catholic conference. Kyle has been named a Catholic conference all- star this year.

Against the Tide is a 1-mile recreational or competitive swim, 2-mile kayak, 3-mile fitness walk, and 5K or 10K recreational or competitive run to benefit MBCC. New in 2012 is an Aquathlon consisting of a competitive 1-mile swim and your choice of a competitive 5K or 10K run. This family-friendly and inspirational statewide event brings people from all demographics and of all abilities together with one goal in mind: breast cancer prevention.


MBCC is asking Massachusetts citizens to participate in this statewide Against the Tide event at DCR’s Hopkinton State Park on June 23, 2012 in Hopkinton, MA or at DCR’s Nickerson State Park on August 18, 2012 in Brewster, MA.


Kyle Murphy, his teammates, and his family have created a team for the Against the Tide event. You may join their team by first registering for Against the Tide at www.mbcc.org/swim and then selecting to join “St. John’s Prep.” To make a pledge to the Murphy’s St. John’s Prep team please visit http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/kyle-murphy-2/. Contributed content


State Police Nab Fugitive in Lawrence

April 3, 2012 - Massachusetts State Police today arrested a Lawrence fugitive with multiple aliases who had defaulted last year on $50,000 cash bail from Essex Superior Court, where he faced an indictment for heroin trafficking.

Troopers from the Essex County State Police Detective Unit and the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section, K-9 Section, and Special Tactical Operations (STOP)) Team captured JOEL PIMENTAL, 25, after he jumped a fence into a backyard adjoining an Andover Street market in an attempt to flee.

The arrest came about after Trooper Dan Clemens today observed PIMENTAL accessing the rear basement apartment at 20 Weare St. in Lawrence. Trooper Clemens applied for and was granted a search warrant for the address.

With State Police STOP Team and K9 assistance, troopers then observed PIMENTAL travel to a market on Andover Street in Lawrence. The suspect observed surveillance, attempted to flee the area, and was captured by troopers after he jumped a fence into an adjoining backyard.

PIMENTAL was taken to and booked at the Lawrence Police station.

Investigation by State and Lawrence Police revealed PIMENTAL has used the aliases Rogelio Gracia-Feguero, Julio Martinez Droz, Jose Martinez, and Raul Garcia. It was the Gracia-Feguero name that PIMENTAL used when arrested for selling heroin to an undercover trooper last spring, the arrest that led to his trafficking indictment.

The ensuing search warrant on PIMENTAL's apartment netted approximately 50 grams of suspected heroin and a loaded Glock .40 caliber pistol.

In all, PIMENTAL is charged with:

-Trafficking Class A heroin over 28 grams (approximately 50 grams); -Being a felon in possession of a firearm; -Use of a firearm during a felony; -Improper storage of a firearm; -Illegal possession of ammunition; -Middlesex Superior Court Warrant for trafficking heroin, trafficking cocaine, and assault and battery on a public employee (under the Droz alias); -Lowell District Court Warrant for trafficking heroin, trafficking cocaine, conspiracy to violate narcotic laws (under the Droz alias); -Essex Superior Court Warrant for trafficking Heroin (under the Gracia-Fegueroa alias); -Lawrence District Court Warrant for giving a false name to police and having a forged RMV Document (under the Garcia alias); and -Lawrence District Court Warrant for making a false RMV application (under the Gracia-Fegueroa alias).   Contributed content




Election 2012

Who is in, and who is out? Yesterday was the last day to turn in Nomination Papers for elective office for the Town Election, May 21, 2012. Check out the Election 2012 page by choosing the button above at any time.

Offices for the 2012 Annual Town Election

See who:

►= Returned completed and approved Nomination Papers

▼= Took out Nomination Papers but did not return them in time.

Election 2012

Candidates may also run by being nominated by their party's caucus or by a sticker campaign.


Happy Together

April 3, 2012 — Turtles were ubiquitous today, sunning in every body of water available, as they are doing on Fruit Street in the photo above. NOTE: Remember, double-clicking on a word will reveal its definition and a chance to hear its pronunciation.




April 3, 2012 — These young women at Lake Whitehall boat launch assist one another with their fishing techniques.


Grand Theft Auto

April 3, 2012 — A sign on the crest of the facade identifies the tin-sided building at 28 Main Street as, "Hopkinton Supply Company Building 1906." However, the assessor's records say it was built in 1920. Nonetheless, the New Model A, a 1931 vehicle passing by it this afternoon, lends itself to the same period of history. Owner Jacques LeDuc, reached following this photo, said that he had always wanted one since his time in the service.

      "I got such a great deal, someone in the club I belong to, Minuteman Model A Club in Sudbury, said I should be charged with Grand Theft Auto," said Mr. LeDuc, who is renown as the painter of the BAA Boston Marathon Start line.




Can't Get Up

April 3, 2012 — An individual has fallen and can't get up on Main Street this afternoon in front of the Middlesex Savings Bank. Fire Chief Ken Clark, right, and Lt. Carl Harris, as well as an individual squatting over the patient, await the coming ambulance.


Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone Honored With Award From Riverside Community Care


WOBURN- In appreciation of his efforts to combat community and family violence, DA Gerry Leone will be honored as a recipient of the “Friend Award” from Riverside Community Care at the organization’s Annual Appreciation Evening tonight.

DA Leone was nominated for the award by Dr. Ilana Amrani-Cohen, the Director of Domestic Violence Programming for The Guidance Center, for his efforts in establishing prevention and intervention program, such as CAB HART, to combat family violence. The Guidance Center is affiliated with Riverside Community Care and is the lead organization of CAB HART, a high-risk domestic violence assessment team created in partnership with the DA’s Office. Riverside Community Care is an award winning, non-profit organization that helps build healthy communities by providing over 100 distinct programs that include services for individuals and families in need of mental healthcare, addiction treatment, developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injury programs, and early childhood services to 70 Massachusetts cities and town.

“I am honored to be recognized by a public service organization that works hard every day to better the lives of citizens in our communities and promotes violence prevention,” District Attorney Leone said. “Law enforcement is just one tool that we use when it comes to addressing family violence and it is through working together as an engaged community of public and private stakeholders that we are best able to break down the barriers against disclosure that all too often prevent victims of abuse from finding safety.” Contributed content - HopNews file photo.




New Hopkinton Company Designs/Installs Large Solar Array at Lumber Street Auto

Local business will offset more than 80% of electricity costs with 30 KW solar PV system

Lumber Street Auto Repair, a local business based in Hopkinton owned by the Harper family hired Solect Energy Development, LLC, to design and install a 30 KW solar photovoltaic (PV) renewable energy system enveloping their south-facing roof. The 130-panel system is expected to offset more than 80% of the business’ electricity costs.


The family-owned auto repair shop uses compressors, lifts and other energy-hungry equipment to service cars, trucks, RVs, boats, construction equipment, and more. The 10-bay building has a perfectly pitched roof with strong southern exposure – a great combination for generating solar energy.


Lumber Street Auto was able to take advantage of attractive state and federal tax incentives that help make renewable energy projects affordable for building owners.


"One of the greatest things about it is that it continues to generate electricity on the two days we are closed over the weekend," said family partner, Phil Harper.


“Lumber Street Auto is setting a terrific example as a local business trying to find ways to reduce its carbon footprint,” said Craig Huntley, principal at Solect. “Their interest in becoming more green is commendable, and the state and federal tax incentives helped make their interest in deploying solar a reality.”


In addition to Mr. Huntley, the new solar company is co-owned by two other Hopkinton residents, Ken Driscoll and James Dumas.



The beFREE! Project and the Respect Committee


Spring Jam 2012

Friday, April 13th

7:00 - 10:30 PM
High School Cafeteria
Admission $3.00
Doors open at 6:45 and close at 8:00PM

*****No bags, bottles, food or re-entry*****


The beFREE! Project and HHS Respect Committee are co-sponsoring an alternative social event for high school teens featuring musical performances by HHS Students and refreshments. All high school students are welcome to attend! (Only parent chaperons are allowed at event.)

For this event we need:

  • Baked goods (homemade or store-bought)

  • Cut fruit

To donate items, please contact Sue Hadley at befreeproject@gmail.com.

This will be the last event of the year. Thank you for helping to provide a safe, fun, alternative social event for the teens in Hopkinton!


Trayvon Martin - George Zimmerman Controversy

No one denies that 28 year-old George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman for a residential association in Florida, shot and killed 17 year-old Trayvon Martin, a black teen who he thought suspicious and followed through the gated community. The shooter claims the teen turned the tables on him and was beating him and smashing his head against the sidewalk when he shot and killed him. However, it is Zimmerman who has a history of violence. Police reports have stated that Zimmerman refused medical treatment that evening, But now his attorney has been reported to have said that Zimmerman asked for medical treatment before being brought to the police station. In addition, in a police video of Zimmerman arriving at the police station, the shaved head of Zimmerman bore no apparent marks. Head wounds bleed profusely, disproportionately greater than other wounded areas, and the absence of any apparent wounds is casting some doubt on his claims.


Zimmerman is seeking defense for his actions in a stand-your-ground law that Florida has which states an individual does not have to flee when confronted by danger.


Some Massachusetts lawmakers are backing a bill similar to the one in Florida, because they believe people who defend themselves should not have to suffer consequences. Those against it say it will encourage vigilante justice. Governor Patrick has vowed to veto it. 

Poll Results

Readers were offered some facts about the shooting of black teen Trayvon Martin by 27 year-old George Zimmerman in Florida and statements that followed in the case after the shooting in the column to the left .


George Zimmerman has yet to be charged in this case that is colored with racial overtones. Part of that reason rests in a claim of self-defense. It appears Mr. Zimmerman may have initiated contact with the teen, but claims the teen then tried to beat him, giving him reason to use deadly force backed by Florida's  stand-your-ground law.


The HopNews Poll asks readers to weigh in about the possibility of a similar law that is being considered in Massachusetts, and over 300 did in what turned out to be a dead heat between those who have formed an opinion either for or against. The 15% who have not made up their minds constitute a number that keeps either side from a clear majority.





New iPad is Resolutionary

Take it for a test drive at Advantage Wireless, 77 West Main Street, Hopkinton, MA



Great Investment

April 4, 2012 — An individual purchased a West Main Street home that had undergone neglect, and is making the property look new. Above, a stonewall built by Scott's Landscaping next to the new driveway, frames the planting of a new hedge by Scott's workers today.



Michelle Gates Formally Announces for Reelection as Selectman


My name is Michelle Gates and I am delighted to run for re-election to the office of Selectman for the Town of Hopkinton. I have lived in Hopkinton most of my life and am a graduate of Hopkinton High School. My husband Mark, a member of the Board of Health, and I raised our daughter here and were pleased to attend her graduation from Hopkinton High in 2009.


We owe a sincere debt of gratitude to the people of Hopkinton for the outstanding education our family received in the Hopkinton school system. I am an accountant by training and work full-time in the administration field. This background uniquely qualifies me to be your Selectman during these fiscally challenging times.


Arising from the passion I feel for the values of our community, I have served the Town in many different capacities over the years. As well as being a firm believer in volunteerism, I have a hands-on knowledge of the workings of town government.


As Selectman, I have served the Town as liaison to the following Boards, Committees, and Town Departments: Hopkinton Fire Department; Council on Aging; Veterans' Services; Cultural Council; Keefe Tech School Committee Liaison and Board Member; Parks and Recreation; Historic Preservation Boards; 300th Celebration Committee; and the Board of Assessors. In addition to aforementioned, I serve on the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and the 495 Metro West Partnership to ensure that Hopkinton's interests are properly represented at the Commonwealth's level.

In addition to being a member of the Board of Selectman, I have served our townspeople in the following positions:

  • Hopkinton Justice of the Peace

  • Hopkinton Parks and Recreation Commission, Chairman

  • Hopkinton Historical Society, President

  • Hopkinton Historical Commission, Chairman

  • CPA (Community Preservation Act) Steering Committee Member

  • CPC (Community Preservation Commission), Committee Member

  • Hopkinton Marathon Committee, Committee Member

  • Downtown Revitalization Committee, Committee Member

  • Hopkinton Concerts on the Common, Event Organizer

  • Open Space Master Plan Committee, Committee Member

  • Hopkinton Sportsmen’s Association, Membership Secretary

As your Selectman, I have worked tirelessly to dig deep into the full details of the matters before the Board - from budgetary discussions, application of the charter, and school building issues to committee appointments and parade permits. Both my experience and tenacious need for the truth makes me an important voice on the Board. I now ask for your vote so I may continue to be a valuable asset to the Board of Selectman and to the citizens of the Town of Hopkinton.




Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Compiled  for HopNews.com by Robert Falcione © 2012 All Rights Reserved

New Transactions from March 17, 2012 to April 1, 2012






2 Split Rock Lane Keith A Hoffmaster, Jennifer M Hoffmaster $700,000 March 30, 2012 Cartus Financial Corp
2 Split Rock Lane Cartus Financial Corp $700,000 March 30, 2012 Adam C Koeppe, Kristine A Koeppe
27 Walcott Valley Drive #26 Betty L Davis $175,000 March 30, 2012 Reem Property LLC
1 Michael Way Mark P Gorman, Danielle Gorman $420,000 March 30, 2012 Michael J Zaharis, Courtney L Zaharis
172 Ash Street Michael Brentana, Pamela P Brentana $358,000 March 30, 2012 Betty L Davis Tr, RB Davis RT
9 Lyford Road David S Tiber, Mina Tiber $600,000 March 30, 2012 Jay R Torgerson, Kerrio A Torgerson
12 Ridge Road Kristin A Simulis, Charles S Simulis $628,000 March 30, 2012 Richard G Jackson, Pamela P Jackson
95 Front Street Richard M Paquette, Rebecca K Paquette $454,600 March 30, 2012 Robert E Silva, Jr, Maria Silva
43 Walcott Valley Drive #34 Susan S Nichols $190,000 March 30, 2012 John P McCarthy, Sheri M McCarthy
4 A Street Mark Lange $135,500 March 29, 2012 Citifinancial Inc
72 South Mill Street Anthony P Smith, Zeta E Smith $667,500 March 26, 2012 South Mill Street LLC
Last Week        
4 Cole Drive #10 Srinivasa R Ika $320,000 March 16, 2012 William A DePietri, Lumber Street  I Realty Trust
7 Castle Hill Road Martha Bergeron,. Brian Bergeron $322,000 March 16, 2012 Tamara A Brown Robert V Brown
Week Before        
259 Wood Street Mary McQueeney $180,000 March 6, 2012 Sharon B Lisnow


What Makes a Great Chinese Restaurant These Days? 

In case you missed it, the answer is in the video below, an encore presentation:



Rev. John Eliot, The Praying Indians &

the Megunko Plantation

Sunday, April 15, 2012, 2:00 pm

at the Hopkinton Historical Society

168 Hayden Rowe St. (Rt 85), Hopkinton


Presented by Paul Brodeur, Trustee, Marlborough Historical Society


At 2pm on Sunday April 15th the Hopkinton Historical Society, in a joint meeting with the Ashland Historical Society, will present a program on our Praying Indian Town, in Hopkinton’s recently restored one room schoolhouse. Paul Brodeur, local historian from Marlborough will discuss how events in the area during the years 1675-1676 helped to shape the attitudes toward the American Natives for our entire history.

Program is free for all and does not require a reservation. The Hopkinton Historic Society’s Schoolhouse is located a 168 Hayden Rowe Street (Route 85). Free refreshments will be served after the presentation. For more information, contact Ray Gendreau at 508.435.9865.






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Pasta Supper Fundraiser for Hopkinton's 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee

Friday April 13th, 5:30 -8:00pm at St. John's Church Hall

Tickets: $10.00 for adults (12 & over) $5.00 for seniors/kids $25.00 for families (maximum of 6 people)

For tickets, please email: hop30th@gmail.com

Special Appearance by some of the original women runners from the 1972 Boston Marathon before their program "Celebrating 40 Years of Women Running Boston" at the High School that evening.




DI Team Wins at WPI; Next Stop, Knoxville, Tennessee


Yesterday Hopkinton High School placed first in the DI State Tournament at WPI. The High School was represented by Saranga Arora and Talia Patapoutian, both juniors at the High School. They competed against 8 other high school teams from the eight regions of MA. Their challenge was a community outreach challenge called The World Canvas. The girls collected school supplies for the School on Wheels of Massachusetts for homeless kids. They had an elaborate project with brochure, video, essay, and a skit in addition to actually organizing support for their cause. They have so far collected over 1000 supplies from Hopkinton. You can contact them at sarora37@yahoo.com and taliapatapoutian@gmail.com if you would like to know about their project or help them gather more supplies for their community project.


They will be representing MA state at the Global Destination Imagination Tournament in Knoxville, TN in May 2012.


Saranga and Talia have been doing DI together since second grade representing the Hopkinton schools. They have won first place at regional tournament several times and represented Hopkinton at States. Last year they got a Da Vinci Award which is the highest award given out for exceptional creativity.


A Hopkinton team is going to Globals after several years. ~ Contributed Content.



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