(May 15, 2012) --- Don’t be late for this very important date!
On Saturday, June 9, the Hopkinton Center for the Arts will be
kicking off its summer program with a special Mad Hatter Tea
Party at the HCA Farmhouse, 98 Hayden Rowe, Hopkinton. Children
aged preschool and up are invited to come and decorate cupcakes,
create their own Mad Hatter hat and have their pictures taken
with characters. “Tea times” must be reserved ahead of time and
will be available in half-hour slots from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00
p.m. The cost for a tea time is $25, and includes
tea and cakes, hat
“Our theme for
our summer program is Alice in Wonderland, so we thought this
would be a festive way to celebrate,” said Kelly Grill,
executive director at HCA. “We expect the tea time slots to go
quickly, so are encouraging parents to sign up their children
soon so they won’t miss out on this fun and ‘curiouser
and curiouser’ event.”
Tea times can be reserved at
15, 2012 — Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center clients, staff,
volunteers and others pose for a photo with representatives of
Paul M Phipps Insurance Agency this morning, while Mikey, yellow
shirt, holds up what appears to be a real check.
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Updated Tuesday, May 15, 2012
10:06 pm Caller upset with continued noise from
8:50 pm A Front Street resident complained that
construction was still going on in violation of a town bylaw
7:14 pm Sgt. Sutton spoke with an individual whose
vehicles was disabled. AAA is on the way.
1:56 pm A caller reported an altercation with the
operator of a dump truck working at the construction site on
Alprilla Farm Road. Officer Thomas Griffin investigated and
learned that no threats were involved after speaking with
the people involved as well as witnesses.
12:30 pm Officer Stephen Buckley Checked the
installation of a car seat.
10:00 am Officer Buckley conducted a Crime Prevention
seminar at a business on South Street.
11:53 am An individual from Greenwood reported a stolen
check was cashed.
9:49 am A driver reported he crashed his pickup truck
and landed on top of a guard rail at Cumberland Farms.
7:34 am Officer Patrick O'Brien assisted with a
two-vehicle crash on West Main Street in which there was no
6:45 am Officer Jacob Campbell assisted with the
aftermath of a motor vehicle accident on South Street. There
were no injuries.
* Monday evening, a construction crew has allegedly damaged
wiring that caused some people to work late last night to
repair the problem, and again this afternoon. Some
residences lost electrical power.
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Hopkinton Police Department Launches High-Visibility
Click It or Ticket Enforcement Mobilization
Massachusetts is Serious about Saving Lives through Seat Belt
MA –In our continuing effort to save lives, the Hopkinton
police department, in partnership with the Executive Office of
Public Safety and Security’s (EOPSS) Highway Safety Division
(HSD), the State Police and over 120 other local departments, is
launching a high-visibility seat belt enforcement mobilization
called Click It or Ticket. The message is simple:
Massachusetts drivers and passengers should always wear their
seat belts or be prepared to face the consequences.
During the “Click
It or Ticket” mobilization, which runs from May 14th through
June 3rd, thousands of extra state and local police will patrol
the state’s streets and highways in a concerted effort to
promote and enforce seat belt use with the ultimate goal of
across the state have adopted zero-tolerance policies for seat
belt violations signaling the increasing importance of seat belt
use. In fact, if pulled over, everyone in the car found not
wearing a seat belt will be ticketed.
by motor vehicle crashes cost taxpayers and businesses hundreds
of millions of dollars every year,” said Chief Richard Flannery
“We can help reduce those costs by making sure people buckle up,
every trip, every time.”
According to the
U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA), based on known usage, 49 percent
of the people killed in passenger motor vehicle crashes in
Massachusetts during 2010 were not wearing their seat belts at
the time of the crash.
“A lot of people
shrug off the statistics because they see themselves as good
drivers,” said Chief Flannery “but they forget that they can get
hurt because of other reckless drivers. Your best defense is to
Seat belt use can
be the difference between life and death. It is the best defense
in a crash. Remember to Buckle Up, Every Trip, Every Time.
Fairbanks, a junior who attends Keefe Tech and resides in
Hopkinton, took first place at the State competition of
SkillsUSA in Marlborough, MA on April 26-28th. He
competed in the Electrical Construction Wiring portion. By
winning the gold, he advances to the National competition that
will take place in late June in Kansas City, MO. Here is a
description of the contest:
Electrical Construction Wiring
(formerly Residential Wiring)
Contestants are required to complete a written test of questions
formulated from the latest edition of the NEC, a practical
conduit bending exercise and a hands-on installation of a
conduit system, cabling system and wiring devices. Working from
drawings and specification sheets, contestants are required to
install an electrical system common with most residential
projects. Judging is based on general workmanship, accuracy of
layout and installation, and adherence to the current national
Electrical Code and standard industry safe practices.
Contestants knowledge of the materials used in the electrical
industry will be tested when they are required to fill an order
from a bill of material that will be used to complete the
hands-on portion of this contest.
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Updated Monday, May 14, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
A caller reported that a van in front of her was
operating erratically on West Main Street. Sgt. John
Porter pulled the vehicle over and subsequently arrested
the operator for driving under the influence.
A caller from West Main Street reported a restraining
order violation. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and
arrested the suspect.
Officer Gregg DeBoer assisted the Fire Department with
an alarm investigation on Parkwood Drive.
A motorist reported a suspicious male hitch-hiking on
Hayden Rowe Street. Officer Philip Powers checked the
area with a negative find.
An employee spoke with Officer Philip Powers regarding
overnight vandalism on Saddle Hill Road.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Officer Linda Higgins assisted the Fire Department on
Sgt. John Porter checked a motor vehicle at the Fruit
Street Soccer field.
Officer Gregg DeBoer checked a truck that was parked on
the side of Forest Lane.
A caller reported dirt bikes running up and down
Lakeshore Drive. Officer Jacob Campbell checked the area
with a negative find.
A caller from Wood Street complained about a neighbor
running heavy equipment. Officer Stephen Buckley
responded and spoke with the individual.
Officer Stephen Buckley checked and spoke with the
operator of a motor vehicle on Main Street.
An attendant reported illegal dumping of construction
materials on Wood Street. Officer Stephen Buckley
responded and took a report.
Officer David Shane assisted another police agency.
A caller reported that a vehicle was parked at the Fruit
Street fields. The owner of the vehicle was waiting for
AAA to arrive.
Officer Jacob Campbell checked the area of West Union
Street following a report from the Ashland Police
Department of an accident where the operator fled on
foot. The operator was later located in Framingham.
Officer John Moran stopped a vehicle on West Main Street
and subsequently arrested the operator for driving under
Officer Jacob Campbell assisted the Ashland Police
Department with removing a dead deer from the roadway on
Officer Jacob Campbell checked a motor vehicle on
Friday, May 11, 2012
Officer Peter Booth spoke with a walk-in regarding a hit
and run incident.
Officer Peter Booth issued civil infractions to an
operator on Marshall Avenue for a red light violation
and minor in possession charge.
A resident from Hillcrest Drive reported hearing youths
yelling in the neighborhood. Officer William Burchard
checked the area with a negative find.
Officer William Burchard checked and spoke with the
operator of a motor vehicle on Fruit Street.
Officer Peter Booth spoke with a walk-in regarding a
motor vehicle complaint on Lumber Street.
A 911 caller from Wood Street reported an altercation
between two brothers. Officer William Burchard responded
and took a report.
Officer William Burchard assisted with an accident with
no personal injury on Main Street.
A caller from Wood Street reported that his brother just
broke into his house, assaulted him, then left the area.
Officer Thomas Griffin responded and took a report.
A caller from Main Street reported that copper was
stolen from the property. Officer Thomas Griffin
responded and located another house on West Main Street
where the copper was stolen also.
Officer John Moran checked on a motor vehicle on West
Officer John Moran checked on an unoccupied motor
vehicle on South Street. Nothing appeared to be out of
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Tough Mudder (Before)
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May 14, 2012 —
Live.For.Evan picture from the Tough Mudder. Last weekend,
in loving memory of Evan N. Girardi, family and friends took
part in the Tough Mudder Competition up in VT in Mt. Snow. The
event was an absolute blast with 25 obstacles on a 10 mile
course. Due to the high level of success, Team Live.For.Evan is
looking to become a annual participant in the event.
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Comey Chapel Reopening & Civil War Tour
at 2 PM, the town’s Comey chapel in Evergreen Cemetery (304 Wood
St.) will be reopened and rededicated, followed by a Civil War
walking tour of the cemetery, focusing on the Comeys and other
Hopkinton veterans who fought for the Union. The chapel, built
in 1918 by son of Woodville and Civil War Veteran Henry Newton
Comey, had been closed for over 30 years and had fallen into
disrepair. It was dedicated to the many members of the Comey
family who served during the war, as well as to H.N. Comey’s
wife Augusta Wood Comey. Through volunteer efforts and Community
Preservation Act funding for roof replacement, this charming
stone chapel has been restored for the townspeople to use again
for memorials or other small services.
In recognition of
the 150 year anniversary of the Civil War and to honor the
Hopkinton veterans who served, a Civil War tour will follow the
rededication ceremony. Period-costumed guides will give an
overview of these soldiers’ experiences, and some of the battles
represented, and will explain events that shaped the course of
the war. Henry Newton Comey served all four years of the war and
later stood guard in the courtroom throughout the trial of the
Lincoln conspirators. His experiences, and those of the eight
Comeys who served, tell a remarkable story of valor and love of
country. The Cemetery Commission invites you to come learn about
the service of these Civil War soldiers and honor their
sacrifice, as the doors of this town treasure, the Comey Chapel,
are opened once again.
It is my pleasure to endorse Jon Graziano for School Committee.
Over the past year, I have worked with Jon on the Appropriations
Committee. Jon has been a dedicated member who does his homework
and grasps the complexities of the Town budgeting process. He
has been professional in his approach with the other members of
the committee and with those presenting requests to the
committee. He asks insightful questions, sees both sides of each
question and makes his decisions based upon what is the best for
the Town. He is a true team player.
As liaison to the
School Committee, Jon has spent considerable time reviewing the
school budget. He has shared the insight gained in this work
with the AC to help all of us better understand what is
requested. Jon is not afraid to make tough decisions based upon
thoughtful consideration and research.
Because of this
type of approach, I believe that Jon will be a valuable addition
to the School Committee. The school budget is the largest that
the town funds, aimed at our most important resource - our
children. I am confident that Jon can balance both the
educational development and the financial challenges that we
face in order to benefit the entire community.
Please vote for
Jon for School Committee on Monday, May 21.
10 Alexander Road
May 14, 2012
Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts
"Max Vumbaca created this community garden for his Eagle Scout
Service Project at EMC Park. In addition to a large charity lot
for Project Just Because, there are thirty lots available to be
rented by local families. These lots are 10’ x 10’ and cost $30
for one year of use. Water is provided on the site, and a deer
fence is in place to keep out critters. Raise flowers or fresh
fruits and vegetables. This garden is perfect for anyone who has
always wanted to garden but has a shady, rocky, uneven lawn or
simply never knew how to start. "
Did the turtle...
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13, 2012 — This old-timer gets a hand crossing the street from
Ernie Hart, who stopped his bicycling on Pond Street to do his
good deed. Mouse-over the photo for a close-up of the turtle.
13, 2012 — Vet Tech Eleanor Nicol takes two of her favorite
animals on their daily constitutional on Grove Street today.
Day for Kids
May 12, 2012 —
Eighty-four kids had a lot of fun today at the Woodville Rod &
Gun's annual Kids Fishing Derby. Everything caught was measured.
This included sunfish, bull frogs, and snakes! The kids and
parents were treated to burgers, hotdogs, venison sausages, and
grilled salmon. All who entered received a prize; those who
caught the biggest fish in their age group also received a
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A Few Moments of Relay for Life Hopkinton
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4 weeks and counting
The Sharon Timlin Memorial Event
will be held rain or shine on
SUNDAY JUNE 10, 2012 at 8:30 am
Mike Timlin (file photo), retired MLB Pitcher for the Boston Red
Sox. Enjoy the 5K race, kids races, food, kids games,
raffles/silent auction, live music
and much more. All proceeds benefit the Angel Fund supporting
ALS Research. For more information visit our website
at 8:30 am, professional net timing, limited to 1800
Race for ages 7-10, professional net timing, limited to 200
day with dunk tank, games, face painting, live music, food,
raffles, and silent auction
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.
Don't delay -
we have less than 700 bibs for the 5k and only 100 spots left
for the kids 1 mile.
Click here to register.
Mail in registration forms are
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.
State Rep Dykema to Kick off
Carolyn Dykema will kick off her campaign for re-election on
Tuesday, May 15 with an open house and fundraiser from 5:30-7:30
pm at Pejamajo Café in Holliston.
Joining her during
the evening will be current and former officials, as well as
supporters from the four towns in her district. The public is
invited to attend.
“I’m very excited
to kick off this campaign,” Dykema said. “There is nothing more
gratifying to me than being a full-time advocate for our
communities.” I hope the voters of this district will give me
the opportunity to continue to serve. There’s still much work to
Sixteen Hopkinton Students
Place at State Level
Three More Move on to National
PTA Reflections Program
Students from schools across
Massachusetts were honored on April 28th at the
Fitchburg Art Museum for placing at the state level of the
National Reflections Program competition.
Sixteen Hopkinton students placed at
the state level and received awards for arts excellence and
achievement through the National PTA Reflections program.
Three students placed first in their
categories: Helen Gao, Matthew Paolucci, and Sean Walker. These
students will move onto the national level of competition.
We are very proud of all our state
winners and excited for those competing at nationals. Results
should be available by the end of May. We wish them the best of
luck during this competition.
Reflections is a national arts-based
program that encourages students to express their creativity
across a theme and through a variety of mediums. This year’s
theme was “Diversity Means…”. The program competition begins at
the local level with winners moving onto state and then the
final, national level.
pictured at the Fitchburg Art Museum: (Back Row) Matthew
Paolucci, Abigail Furlong, Alexandra Holmes, Jacob Burden
Sean Walker, Sarah Kang, Ailene Barry, Mirabella Paolucci,
Hannah Ianelli, and Catharine Barry.
Hopkinton state winners not pictured: Allison Chen, Sam Chirco,
Melanie Cole, Mia Coutinho, Katie Litchfield, and Helen Ga
Relay For Life 2012
May 11, 2012 —
Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society national effort to
fundraise for Cancer Research is holding its Hopkinton version,
looking a little like tent city behind the Middle School, was in
the black for about $135,000 at the start of the event Friday
evening. The student leaders (Video tomorrow) expect to reach
more than $165,000 by the end of the event Saturday morning.
The evening consists of a celebration of life,
games, sports, and music by inspiration, as well as a
heartwarming tribute to survivors, and a memorial to those who
have passed away due to that most insidious group of diseases
known as cancer.
Planned events are an unbroken walk around
the track, a survivors' lap around the track — 40 signed up this
year — a survivors' dinner following that, and a luminaria,
where people lit luminaries, and organizers light some on the
opposite bleachers, arranged to spell the word "CURE."
2012, more than 95 events planned across Massachusetts are
expected to raise more than $11 million to help the American
Cancer Society save lives and create a world with more
birthdays. Last year, 3.5 million people nationwide participated
in Relay For Life and more than 600,000 cancer survivors were
celebrated. Relay raised $385 million at 5,146 sites throughout
the United States and took place in nearly 900 communities
around the world evolving into a worldwide movement to end
cancer. The Society can be reached day or night for
up-to-the-minute cancer information at its toll-free information
line, 1-800-227-2345, or its Web site,
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Great Year for Historical
12, 2012 — Hopkinton Historical Society President William Shaw
presented the members at the Annual Meeting and potluck supper
the good news on Friday evening: The revenues are up, the
complete, and the checking account is on the black.
The next big event will be a yard sale at the 168
Hayden Rowe Street location on Saturday, June 9, and Sunday,
June 10, 2012, 10:00 am-4:00 pm.
D.A. Leone and Police Chiefs
Address the Dangers of Unused Prescription Drugs
New Drug Collection Units Offer Safe Disposal • Hopkinton Police
Dept Chosen for Drop-off
WOBURN- May 11, 2012 - MiddlesexCounty residents will now have a
free, safe method to dispose of unused or expired prescription
to a new drug collection program announced today by Middlesex
District Attorney Gerry Leone.
MedReturn Drug Collection Units will
be delivered by today to 29 police departments in
MiddlesexCounty. The Middlesex
District Attorney’s Office purchased the units for the
departments through drug forfeiture funds, which can be used for
the purpose of drug rehabilitation, drug education and other
“Illegal use of prescription drugs
is the nation’s fastest growing drug problem,” DA Leone said.
“Our aim is to assure that prescription drugs are only in the
hands of those who they are prescribed for, and not in the hands
of young people who have easy access family medicine cabinets
where they can use and abuse them. These new drug collection
units provide an effective and convenient method for disposal of
unwanted medications without harming our environment, and
keeping powerful addictive drugs off of the streets.”
The effort is part of the District
Attorney’s goal to address issues of substance abuse among young
people. An estimated 2.4 million Americans misused prescription
drugs for the first time within the past year, and about a third
of those users were age 12 to 17, according to the National
Institute on Drug Abuse.
The drug collection units will be
placed at each local police station. Medication can be disposed
of anonymously at any time.
The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention has classified prescription drug abuse as an
epidemic. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and
Heath, more than 70 percent of people who abused prescription
pain killers got them from relatives or friends. Additionally,
the study reports, more and more opiate overdoses are now a
result of prescription painkillers.
Every day, on average, 2,500 teens
use prescription drugs to get high for the first time, according
to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The DEA also reports
that 56 percent of teens say prescription drugs are easier to
get than illicit drugs. Two in five teens believe that
prescription drugs are safer than illegal drugs.
The 29 towns in
MiddlesexCounty receiving the units are: Acton, Ayer, Belmont,
Boxborough, Burlington, Carlisle, Everett, Groton,
Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Lincoln, Littleton,
Malden, Marlborough, Maynard, Melrose, North Reading, Pepperell, Reading, Sherborn, Somerville, Stow,
Wakefield, Watertown, Wayland, Weston, Wilmington, and Woburn.
Middlesex County is the largest
county in Massachusetts and one of the largest counties in the
country with 54 towns and cities and 26 colleges in urban,
suburban, and rural areas, comprising over one quarter of the
population of Massachusetts. The Middlesex District Attorney’s
Office has offices throughout the county, including communities
such as Ayer, Cambridge, Concord,
Framingham, Lowell, Malden,
Marlborough, Natick, Newton,
Somerville, Waltham and Woburn.
As we all well know, Hopkinton schools have been on an upward
trajectory for several years now in its pursuit of excellence
and continuous improvement in all areas. It is no coincidence,
for instance, that Hopkinton High School was recently ranked by
Newsweek magazine as 95th in the country and
second in the state behind Boston Latin Academy.
And this just in – even
more exciting news: The high school was named number three in
the state and awarded a gold medal for outstanding
accomplishments by U.S. News and World Report.
In our community, we are
so fortunate to have a large cadre of smart, dedicated and
caring principals, teachers, administrators and
parent-volunteers – working together at all levels in the school
district – to achieve these measurable goals and help students
As a school committee
member who is now up for re-election, Jean Bertschmann is
one of those people who works tirelessly for others while
tackling tough issues that make our schools strong.
In her role as
chairperson, Jean is a great listener and leader who
consistently shows a healthy respect for other people’s points
of view when making important decisions. As former HPTA
president, mother of four outstanding Hopkinton students and
active school volunteer for 15 years including dedicated service
in the Boosters store, she also is someone who understands the
dynamics between teachers, students and technology. Her efforts
working with key decision makers in the community have resulted
in many creative and cost-effective initiatives including:
academic excellence in classrooms, reduced energy costs,
flexible options for Center School, and a tuition-based student
foreign exchange program designed to “pay for itself” while
giving students valuable worldwide exposure.
Jean and her colleagues
have brought much needed value to this town as they work to
achieve the highest possible educational goals for our children
within a highly challenging fiscal environment – and the result
has been remarkable achievements in all categories. Re-elect
Jean to the Hopkinton School Committee on May 21 and help
keep Hopkinton schools on the right track!
Joy Donohue 41 Blueberry Lane
May 11, 2012
Most Recent First
Updated Friday, May 11, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
A Hillcrest Drive caller reports a neighbor may have just
violated a harassment prevention order. Units checked, but
found the home in question vacant.
6:07 pm Units responded to an accident on West Elm
Street with no personal injury.
6:07 pm Officer Matthew McNeil came upon a large sink
hole on Front Street that needs to filled by the
5:56 pm A Hillcrest Road caller reported she put out her
kitchen fire, but units responded to be assured.
3:33 pm A 911 caller reported an overturned canoe, and
the occupants are attempting to swim to shore. Assisted
Ashland because incident occurred in Ashland part of State
3:08 pm A caller reported an accident on Main Street
where no one was injured.
2:07 pm Both vehicles involved in a two-vehicle
collision on West Main Street moved into a parking lot prior
to police arrival.
11:41 am A West Elm resident thought people going
door-to-door were suspicious.
11:19 am A resident reported a large limb is resting on
a Verizon wire. Confirmed and Verizon notified.
11:08 am - 11:13am Booster seat pick
up and car seat install for Tammer Lane resident.
9:19 am Units responded to a two-car motor vehicle
accident on Wood Street.
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10, 2012 — The Hopkinton Marathon Committee threw itself a party
and invited their friends to Laborers Training Center Thursday
evening for a feed put on by TJ's Restaurant, a slideshow of
Rich DiMascio's photos and warm camaraderie among a group of
people who wants the start of the Boston Marathon to run
smoothly and safely.
The annual event is emceed by Jacques
LeDuc, who paints the Start line and is one half of the live
announcing team on the morning of the race. Usually, Committee
Chair Dorothy Ferriter-Wallace, above with husband Hopkinton
Police Lt. Charles Wallace, orchestrates awards for deserving
individuals who then accept them from her or an appropriate
individual. Thursday night, the tables were turned.
Thursday evening, she was
presented awards for her work from both branches of the state
house, from Representative Carolyn Dykema and an emissary of
state senator Karen Spilka, a secret kept from her by her
husband, who arranged that unnoted part of the evening's
itinerary. Above, they embrace following her acceptance.
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and Memorial Day Events in Hopkinton
Honor Veterans with Ceremonies, Parade
On Monday, May
28, 2012, Hopkinton will hold its annual Memorial Day
commemorative events. Events will include prayers, readings,
playing of "Taps", gun salutes, a parade and will culminate with
the raising of the flag and the singing of the National Anthem
at the Town Common.
Events will begin
at the Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville at 9:45 a.m. At 10:30
several veteran memorial locations on Mayhew Street will each be
The parade to the
Town Common Gazebo will start at 11:15 and end at noon with the
traditional raising of the flag and the singing of the National
The parade route
is from Mayhew Street to Main Street to the Town Common with
veterans, vintage military vehicles, fire trucks, the High
School Band, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and others marching. Best
viewing is between Colella’s and the Common.
Please join us to
honor the men and women who have died while serving in the
United States Armed Forces.
In case of rain,
all services will be held at the Saint John’s Parish Center, on
Church St. at 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
AAA reported that a customer had struck a utility pole on
Fruit Street. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and issued a
complaint application to the operator. 8:00 pm Officer Matthew McNeil stopped a vehicle on
Elm Street because the operator almost hit him while on a
detail assignment. The operator was subsequently arrested
for operating under the influence. 2:45 pm Officer Gregg DeBoer spoke with a person on
Main Street who reported that his car was stolen. 2:24 pm Officer Patrick O'Brien advised a phone and
electric company that there was a rotted pole that was now
leaning onto Downey Street. Photo: Moped
Operator has passed all field sobriety test, and both he and
the Hopkinton Police Officers go their separate ways.
Drama at State Park
10, 2012 — A witness said a canoe carrying two people capsized
and its two occupants called for help. A bystander called 911,
and emergency fire personnel from Hopkinton and Ashland, and
police from Ashland responded the the scene. The couple was out
of the water and on the dam by that time. According to the
witness, neither was wearing, or in possession of, a personal
U.S. News &
World Report Ranks Hopkinton High School Third in Massachusetts
News and World Report has ranked
Hopkinton High School third in Massachusetts and
Eighty-Ninth in the nation, on their listing of the nation’s top
high schools. The first and second-ranked schools in
Massachusetts are a charter school and Boston Latin, which is an
exam school. Thus, Hopkinton High is the top-ranked ‘regular’
high school in the state. This year, Newsweek also ranked
Hopkinton High above all other ‘regular’ high schools in
Massachusetts. Both magazines included Hopkinton High School
among the top one hundred high schools in America.
“We’re very proud
of our schools, and thrilled to be recognized by these national
publications,” said Jean Bertschmann, School Committee Chair.
According to Dr. Jonathan Landman, Superintendent of Schools,
“Results like these are a tribute to the skilled, dedicated
faculty and administrators at Hopkinton High School. They are
also the product of outstanding, consistent community support
for education, family support for our youth, hard-working
students and a strong school system populated at every level by
dedicated, expert, caring educators. There’s plenty of credit to