East Meets West: Acupuncture and Western Medicine Combine
Demystify your health care!
7, 2012 — Lois Grow (formally,
Hauske) is pleased to announce the opening of
Monday, October 1 at Body
n’ Beyond Massage Therapy on
Route 135 in Hopkinton. Lois is a licensed
acupuncturist and registered nurse with more
than 20 years experience in
the health care field. Her training and work in
both Eastern and Western modalities makes her
uniquely qualified in her approach to help
people improve their health. She provides
acupuncture treatments to compliment
conventional medical care and can assist clients
Western medical diagnoses and treatment plans.
receiving acupuncture during cancer treatments,
Lois became intrigued with the benefits of
alternative medicine. She found it to be a very
that allowed her to reduce medication, relieve
pain and lessen stress. As a result, she
went back to school and became a licensed
acupuncturist. Lois has devoted both her
personal and professional life in the pursuit of tools,
information, and other resources to assist
patients and their families learn how to more
effectively cope with health challenges.
Having been on both sides of
the health care spectrum as a patient and a
provider, Lois passionately believes in the healing
power of treating each client as an individual,
taking the time to listen intently to their
needs and concerns while also addressing their
personal health care goals. Besides
providing acupuncture treatments she is also
able to provide education, inspiration,
practical transformational tools, and be a
conduit to medical experts in the service of
people who are facing the possibility of a life
threatening disease, people who are dealing with
disease, and the family members of those who are
Hopkinton Announces Successful Start to 1:1 Laptop Program
September 7, 2012 — Wednesday morning, Hopkinton High School welcomed a new freshman class to the school, as students arrived toting laptop computers in their backpacks. After months of planning and preparation, the school year began with the roll-out of a new 1:1 laptop program. Most students at Hopkinton High School are leasing brand new Macbook Air computers operating on the newest Apple operating system called Mountain Lion. Students had a choice of either bringing their own device, or entering into a four-year lease program for the Macbook Air. Regardless of the device, students arrived excited, recognizing they were part of something new. Freshman class president Austin Schofield said, “I think the Tech Department makes it really easy with these transitions to the laptops.” When asked about the 1:1 program, Schofield stated, “They [laptops] are really helpful and it makes learning a lot more fun and definitely more efficient.” He reported that he has already used his computer in all of his classes.
Prior to the start of school, the high school conducted five student orientation sessions for all students, whereby 95% of the freshman class attended with a parent or guardian. During these sessions, parents/guardians were given an overview of parental controls and students were given reminders about Internet safety and etiquette. During the orientation, students also received instruction on the policy and procedures of the program, as well as direction on the use of their device. Students with new Macbook Air computers were given instructions on using the operating system, while students who would be bringing their own devices received instruction on software they would need along with recommended tools to assist them in the classroom. Referencing Assistant Principal Ashoke Ghosh who provided much of the instruction, Schofield stated, “Mr. Ghosh definitely helped us set up our Macs in a way that makes it easier for us to learn.”
Kathy Dooley, the districts’ technology director, is pleased with the first few days of the rollout, “My team has worked countless hours for months preparing for this week. I am proud of how hard they have worked. Seeing how excited the students are now has made it all worth it!” Dooley reported that by 8:00 am Wednesday morning, 460 wireless devices were on the network with a maximum of 540 by the end of the day. Those numbers included approximately 300 devices that were part of the 1:1 program. Dooley noted, “Most concerns reported to the Technology Center since Wednesday have been related to user accounts and forgotten passwords.” Principal Alyson Geary spent much of the first day of school at a table outside the Technology Center assisting students with questions as they arose. Ms. Geary reports “ The 9th graders appear very excited about this new opportunity and I am enjoying the chance to get to know them personally by assisting them with the 1:1 program.”
Students have already received an overview of Google Apps for Education and Moodle Learning Management System. They have already been making good use of the devices and have utilized Moodle to access course content; however, the training doesn’t end there. All students will be enrolled in a freshman seminar course to help them learn the most effective technology tools to maximize learning and increase efficiency and organizational skills. Similarly, teachers are receiving ongoing support in developing effective ways to utilize technology in a learning environment. Technology integration specialist, Colleen Worrell, spent the majority of this week meeting with teachers who are excited to explore new ways to integrate technology into their classrooms. The district has planned workshops and computer support programs to take place over the course of the year to ensure continual growth and effective use of technology at Hopkinton High School. Press Release
EEE in Westboro Near Hopkinton Line
September 6, 2012 — According to a report in the Worcester Telegram, a Westboro man living in the Southeastern part of town near the Hopkinton line died last month from EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) following a bite from an infected mosquito. Only one other person in the area has been infected, and one infected individual died last year from the disease. Read the Telegram story here.
My name is Hermes (Yes, I know my name. I am not a goldfish. And no, I am not the Greek messenger god, either). I am a large (15 lbs) black and white "tuxedo" 3-year-old male cat. I have 2 different colored eyes due to an illness I had as a as a kitten.
I am very mellow and friendly; nothing bothers me, and I am very approachable, yet reserved; so come to me, because I won't go to you.
I went "Tomcatting" on Sunday, September 2, 2012 from Parker Point Road, Hopkinton (Woodville area near Whitehall Lake), but have apparently wandered out of my comfort zone, whatever that is.
If you find me or see me, please give me a can of tuna and some treats, and then contact: Erica Thomas 508-259-0761 or firstname.lastname@example.org
While we await her arrival, I would not be against playing with a ball of yarn, or ridding your lakefront home of mice.
September 6, 2012
September 5, 2012
CBS BOSTON’S WBZ-TV AND THE BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
RENEW THEIR EXCLUSIVE BOSTON MARATHON® PARTNERSHIP FOR FOUR YEARS THROUGH 2016
This Renewal Makes WBZ-TV is the ONLY Local Broadcaster to Carry
the Boston Marathon in its Entirety for More Than Thirty Years
BOSTON, MA –
September 6, 2012 – WBZ-TV and the Boston Athletic
Association (B.A.A.) are pleased to announce that
they have renewed their exclusive Boston Marathon
partnership for four years through the 120th running
of the Boston Marathon in 2016. As the exclusive,
local broadcaster of the Boston Marathon, WBZ-TV is
the only station to have aired 30-years of complete,
live, local coverage of one of the region’s premiere
Exclusive HopNews photos.
September 6, 2012 — Republican campaign volunteers not only held signs, but made phone calls too to registered voters from the lists in their hands. Around noontime, Hopkinton Republican Town Committee Chair Ken Weismantel, center, said only 321 voters had shown up to take part in this honored democratic process.
Primary Election September 6, 2012
Polls open at Middle School 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Today is the day for people to vote for their party's favorites. The turnout is low, we are told, so your vote counts for a lot. Anyone can pick up a Democrat or Republican ballot, or Green ballot, but only one.
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Nov 6, 2012 State Election
Contact the Town Clerk for hours or Absentee Ballots.
September 6, 2012 — Hopkinton Firefighters were on scene with dispatch yesterday afternoon to help put down a fire started following the collision of the Toyota truck and the Jeep above. One firefighter said it began when the headlight assembly was shorted after the crash. The white power on the ground is from the chemical used to suppress the fire. In the photo accompanying the 9/6/12 update above, the police cruiser's fire extinguisher can be seen on the street near its trunk.
Incident Log -
At the Hopkinton Center for the Arts
98 Hayden Rowe St.
Hopkinton , MA
Carolyn Latourelle l Photography Exhibit
Space & Place
September 7 – 27, 2012
Reception: Friday, September 7th, 6:30 – 8pm
Gallery Hours: M – F, 1:00 pm – 6 pm
or call 508.435.9222 to schedule an appointment.
Due to the rain paving has been rescheduled for Thursday September 6 and Friday September 7th if needed for Church St, Walcott St, Cedar St Ext and part of the St. John’s Cemetery road. Work hours will be 7am – 6pm.
Please do not park along the sides of the street during the work hours.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Mike Mansir, Highway Manager
First Day of School
September 5, 2012 — Bernadette Markey shares her annual First Day of School photo. Julia is in 4th grade at Hopkins and Dawson is in 1st grade at Center.
radKIDS, Children's Safety Course Returns!
radKIDS is the national leader in children's safety education for children and parents today. The radKIDS program is a 12 hour family centered safety education program. Open to children 5-12 years of age. A few of the program components include: stranger tricks, internet safety, bullying prevention, personal safety, out and about safety, school safety, and realistic physical defense skills against abduction.
The next radKIDS class will be held over the course of four Saturdays, 9/15 (2:30-5:30 pm), 10/6 (12-3 pm), 10/13 (2:30-5:30 pm) & 10/27 (2:30-5:30 pm) at 6 Main Street, Hopkinton (the John Warren Masonic Lodge). The cost for the class is $90 per child ($60 for a sibling). The Freemasons of the John Warren Masonic Lodge have graciously donated their space for the radKIDS classes to be held.
A free return and practice policy is honored at radKIDS classes across the country. Once a child has taken the radKIDS class, they can enroll in any radKIDS class, free of charge up to the age of 12, for as many times as they would like.
To sign up for the fall radKIDS class, for more information, or if you are interested in sponsoring a radKIDS class contact Kim Brennan at email@example.com . Space is limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. To learn more about radKIDS, visit www.radKIDS.org.
Primary Election September 6,
Polls open at Middle School 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Nov 6, 2012 State Election
Contact the Town Clerk for hours or Absentee Ballots.
Friends of the Hopkinton Anniversary Celebrations, Inc.
Monthly Bottle Drive
9AM – 2 PM – 2nd Saturday
Colella’s Parking Lot
Sept. 8, 2012
Polyarts Sept. 15, 2012
Anniversary Committee table on the Common
Covering New Ground
September 5, 2012 — These tractor trailer trucks that were in crawling traffic on Route 495 northbound yesterday afternoon got off the highway and were among others that meandered through the sleepy back roads of Hopkinton, looking for a faster way to their destinations. There were there as a result of a tractor trailer cab fire in the northbound lane of Route 495. The highway was closed as a result. Above, the trucks are heading southbound on Route 85 near the state park entrance after turning around before the railroad bridge across the line in Southborough and doubling back. Coincidentally, there were two police officers in the area, one for a multi-car collision at Cedar Street Extension, and another investigating a possible vehicle in the water, who offered directions to the truckers.
The call regarding the vehicle was from a passenger on the T Commuter Rail, who thought she saw it in passing. Photo below was taken of an inbound train heading toward the Southborough station at the time of the investigation. FYI, the engine is in the rear. Officer Stephen Buckley investigated, but did not find a partially submerged vehicle as reported
The Scream of the Butterfly...
September 4, 2012 — Eric Carty shares this photo he took of a praying mantis on his porch yesterday. It is a strong and ferocious predator of other insects. The late poet Jim Morrison of The Doors said he wanted to hear "...the scream of the butterfly..." in one of his songs. A butterfly in the terrifying grasp of this large insect will flap its wings so hard and fast as to emit a shrill sound while it is being consumed alive.
New Website - And something you may not know
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Monday, September 3, 2012
9:31 pm A 911 caller from Chestnut Street reported that his carbon monoxide detector was going off. The Fire Department was notified and responded.
9:24 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on Clinton Street.
9:21 pm Sgt. Scott Van Raalten spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle, who was on a cell phone, on Clinton Street.
7:31 pm There were several calls regarding gunshots in the woods on Spring Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area but did not hear anything suspicious.
4:59 pm A walk-in from Davis Road reported that his heavily intoxicated wife had just kicked him out of their house. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and subsequently arrested a 47 year old female from Hopkinton and charged her with Assault and Battery.
3:59 pm The Westborough Police Department reported that they found an abandoned motor vehicle, that was reported to be stolen, on Fruit Street just over the Hopkinton town line. Two officers responded and assisted the Westborough Police Department.
2:40 pm Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with the owner of a vehicle who was painting a new building on West Main Street.
2:01 pm Officer Patrick O'Brien located a secured motor vehicle on Cedar Street.
3:19 am Officer John Moran assisted the Southborough Police Department with setting up part of a perimeter for an active breaking and entering incident, with one suspect who fled, on Cordaville Road.
2:05 am Officer John Moran checked on a person who was sleeping in their vehicle on Wood Street.
12:12 am A
caller reported loud music coming from a
house on West Main Street. Two officers
located the residence and advised them to
turn down the music.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
9:09 pm A motorist reported that dogs were running all over the roadway on Cedar Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and advised that the gates were opened at the animal shelter and dogs were running around loose. The Animal Control Officer responded and the representative of the shelter responded as well.
7:26 pm A resident reported hearing fireworks on Lumber Street. Officer Stephen Buckley checked the area but did not hear anything suspicious.
7:16 pm A caller reported that there was a large branch on a primary wire on Front Street. An officer confirmed the report and the electrical company was notified.
7:05 pm The Ashland Police Department reported an erratic operator on East Main Street. Sgt. Scott Van Raalten checked for the vehicle to the town line with a negative find.
6:03 pm A 911 caller from DiCarlo Road reported an odor of natural gas in their basement. The Fire Department was notified and responded.
5:27 pm The store manager of a Main Street business reported an intoxicated female. Two officers responded and subsequently placed the individual into Protective Custody.
2:50 am Sgt. Scott Van Raalten spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle who was dropping off a person on Main Street.
1:45 am Officer Peter Booth issued a verbal warning to a person who was riding a long-board down the middle of Main Street.
1:43 am An officer checked a parked motor vehicle on Cedar Street.
1:11 am Sgt. Scott Van Raalten spoke with two brothers walking on Downey Street.
12:21 am A
resident reported loud music coming from a
house on Thayer Heights Road. Two officers
responded, located the house and advised
them to turn the music down.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
9:56 pm A Huckleberry Road resident reported that a vehicle was speeding on the roadway several times during the early evening. A license plate number was obtained and an officer spoke with them.
9:51 pm A resident of Hayden Rowe Street spoke with an officer regarding harassing phone calls.
9:17 pm Officer Matthew McNeil removed two scuba tanks, which had free signs on them, from the roadway on Hayden Rowe Street.
8:41 pm The Ashland Police Department requested assistance with checking the State Park for a 17 year old female. Two officers checked the area with a negative find.
8:41 pm A 911 caller reported a loud argument between a male and a female on Hayden Rowe Street. Three units checked the area with a negative find on any disturbance.
8:18 pm A walk-in reported that there was a hit deer on the side of West Main Street. Officer Peter Booth moved the deer off of the roadway and contacted the Animal Control Officer to pick it up.
5:50 pm A caller complained about a barking dog on East Street. Officer Matthew McNeil checked the area but did not hear any barking dogs.
5:35 pm A resident of First Road spoke with Officer Stephen Buckley regarding receiving a disturbing message on Facebook.
3:35 pm A caller reported that a suspicious motor vehicle was parked across from his residence on Hillcrest Drive. Three officers responded and located the owner of the vehicle who had it towed.
1:44 pm A Thayer Heights resident spoke with an officer regarding her mother's pool supplies being stolen
1:36 pm Detective Timothy Brennan spoke with a resident of Cross Street regarding threats from a neighbor.
8:15 am Officer Matthew McNeil assisted another police agency.
8:42 am The State Police advised that a Trooper reported a strong odor of natural gas on 495 near West Main Street. The Fire Department responded but could not locate any odor of natural gas.
7:23 am A caller reported that a contractor was working on Hayden Rowe Street, in violation of town by-laws. Detective Timothy Brennan advised him of the town's by-laws and shut him down until 8:00 am.
12:09 am Officer
Linda Higgins checked a parked motor
vehicle on Lakeshore Drive.
Friday, August 31, 2012
9:06 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil checked a motor vehicle on Fruit Street.
7:05 pm A caller reported that equipment was being operated on West Main Street, in violation of town by-laws. Officer Aaron O'Neil spoke with the home owner who shut down for the night.
2:31 pm A detail officer reported that a contractors truck took down cable wires on Church Street. The cable company was notified.
1:39 pm Officer David Shane advised an operator of a motor vehicle to move because they were parked in a "no parking" spot on Main Street.
8:57 am A resident of West Main Street reported overnight vandalism to their mailbox. An officer responded to view the damage.
8:09 am A caller from Wood Street reported that two suspicious males knocked on her door, claiming to be there to clean her barn, evening tho she know nothing about it. Two officers responded and advised that they were gone upon their arrival.
7:32 am A Main Street resident reported overnight vandalism to their mailbox. An officer responded to view the damage.
6:53 am A caller from Glen Road reported overnight vandalism to their mailbox. An officer responded to view the damage.
12:34 am Officer John Moran stopped a motor vehicle on Grove Street and subsequently arrested a 33 year old male from Holliston and charged him with Marked Lanes Violation, Speeding in Violation of Special Regulation, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and OUI Liquor.
Sept 4, 2012,
2:00 pm Traffic Advisory:
Tractor Trailer truck engulfed in flames on Route 495
Northbound North of West Main Street.
2:25 pm Fire knocked down by Hopkinton Fire Department.
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September 3, 2012 — The shed feathers of these mute swans caught by the roving HopNews camera at Arcade Pond in Whitinsville are mimicked by the flowering weeds and lilies on the top of the water.
Out of the Nest
September 5, 2012 — Like a mother robin pushing the last chick out of the nest, this five year-old's mother was watching him struggle with his paddle board against a heavy headwind at Hopkinton Reservoir this weekend, sometimes falling off, sometime paddling in circles. But unlike the baby robin, this youngster was not only wearing a floatation device, he was boating on one.
A Hard Rain
September 2, 2012 — The Sky over Hopkinton turned nearly black today before literally opening up and dumping a very fast and hard rain upon the town, as seen in this shot at Lake Maspenock toward Sandy Island from West Main Street on Sunday afternoon.
September 2, 2012 — Police took into protective custody today an elderly woman who was refused the purchase of alcohol this afternoon by an observant manager, because she was unsteady on her feet.
Help on the Way
September 2, 2012 — Hopkinton and Ashland Fire Departments as well as Hopkinton Police responded to 77 West Main Street this evening to assist a senior citizen who was on oxygen and had additional trouble breathing. His condition improved and he refused treatment.
Fly Like a Seagull
September 2, 2012 — This seagull over Hopkinton Reservoir was lured to the proximity of the photographer, because the photographer pretended to throw things in the water, a motion a gull can read from across the distance.
September 2, 2012 — This fine sandal propped on a rock on the shore of Hopkinton Reservoir has a story behind its travel to this spot. Was someone on a kayak or a paddle board and fell off, sending one sandal to the deep temporarily? A good Samaritan saw it float to shore and left it for its owner to find? Its owner has stories, too, perhaps of a young life in its own spring, ready for many more summers, and with them, the rich, memorable, meaningful stories that accompany them.
Updated Sunday, September 2, 2012
August 30, 2012
10:32 pm Units responded to Fruit Street after reports of a woman fighting over a dog. units responded and spoke with individuals involved.
7:07 pm A Teresa Road homeowner reported that someone had shot a hole in his rear slider. Officer Peter Booth responded.
6:56 pm A passerby reported seeing an an individual attempt to break into the Woodville Post Office and the Woodville Fire Station.
3:40 pm A minor accident on Main Street resulted in no injuries.
2:23 pm No one was injured in a motor vehicle accident on West Main Street.
2:09 pm Officer David Shane checked on a motor vehicle on Cedar Street.
1:38 pm A Hayward Street caller spoke with Officer Patrick O'Brien regarding vandalism.
12:28 pm A Hillcrest Drive caller was concerned about two males in a white van at a foreclosed home, who turned out to be bank employees.
10:58 A Church Street resident concerned about her missing coon hound was reunited with the dog in short order.
8:07 am A Rocky Woods Road resident spoke with Officer O'Brien about repeat mailbox vandalism.
3:15 am A caller heard a woman yelling and screaming from her neighbor's home. It turned out she was upset about an earlier incident.
August 29, 2012
2:55 pm Sgt. Scott vanRaalten checked a motor vehicle on Grove Street.
2:55 pm A Pond Street resident called seeking advice on how to capture his escaped pig.
1:31 pm Detective Timothy Brennan checked on a disacbled motor vehicle on East Main Street.
10:40 am Ashland PD requested Clinton Street be closed due to a hazmat situation, which turned out was unfounded.
3:26 am Officer Jacob Campbell assisted with a disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street.
September 2, 2012 — Detective Timothy Brennan conducted traffic enforcement on Main Street across from the Common on Saturday in the westbound lanes, Above, he returns paperwork to a driver he pulled over for speeding. Eastbound drivers apparently warned others of the radar trap, because most drivers were going slower than usual.
Motorcyclist Flees and is Later Captured
- September 2, 2012 — At 08:55 a.m. Trooper Kevin
Maple was operating a LIDAR ( Light Detection And
Ranging) device on Route 90 eastbound in the town of
Work in Progress
September 2, 2012 — The two vehicles above, as well as the next one in line, were in the left-turn-only lane on Grove Street, but traveled straight instead. Note there is a left turn only arrow on the left-most overhead traffic signal that has not been activated. That would educate daily travelers in a quick way, as would some traffic signs approaching the intersection that designate lane restrictions. One police officer on traffic duty Friday reported that after about 30 minutes sitting in the gas station lot, he counted 13 vehicles that were in the left-turn-only lane go straight instead.