The Show Must Go On
October 28, 2012 — The young cast of ESL's "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" performed their final four performances today at Weston Nurseries as a wet chill cut the air and the wind rose and waned.
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Car vs. Tree
October 27, 2012 — The female operator of this car smashed into a telephone pole at the crest of the hill on Main Street and was brought to Milford Hospital by Hopkinton Fire Department ambulance under Advanced Life Support protocol.
Ketch-up with Voters
October 27, 2012 — Candidate for U. S. Congress 4th Congressional Massachusetts District Joseph P. Kennedy III stopped by to standout with sign holders briefly at Main and Grove Streets and visit nearby businesses. Above, Mr. Kennedy and state representative Carolyn Dykema chat with Snappy Dogs co-owner Lisa Volpe Hachey while he waits for a grilled hot dog. Mr. Kennedy, who is the son of Joseph P. Kennedy II (Joe for Oil), is a former prosecutor in the office of Hopkinton resident District Attorney Gerry Leone, who endorsed him when he announced earlier this year. Mr. Kennedy is running against Republican Sean Beilat, who held a fund-raiser in Hopkinton earlier this week at Water Fresh Farm Marketplace.
Kennedy and supporters of his and of other candidates can be
seen in the HD video below:
"Over the River and Through the
One performance left - Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 2:00 pm
Hopkinton Historical Society Building - 168 Hayden Rowe Street
October 27, 2012 — Enter Stage Left Theater transformed the Hopkinton Historical Society into a family home for a sold out presentation of their latest show in a warm and intimate setting. There is one more performance on Sunday. In addition, they are putting out their best for the kids tomorrow, too:
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
by Charles Schultz
October 28 – Show times 1:00, 2:00, 3:00
and 4:00 at Weston Nurseries, 93 East Main St., Hopkinton
Adult Fun in Woodville
October 28, 2012 — The adults brought out their best ideas and wore them to the Woodville Rod and Gun Club this evening for the adult Halloween party. The children's party will be held on Halloween night at
Hopkinton Cheerleaders came through when the pressure was on and bested seven other teams to take the TVL crown. They also received the "Most Sportsmanship" Award. They, and all Hopkinton athletic teams, hold this in high regard. They were especially proud to receive this honor. Now it's onto Regionals and then States. Go Hopkinton!!! Photo by John Cardillo.
Hopkinton 34, Bellingham 6
October 26, 2012 — Above, Nolan Cornu brings it across the goal line for the second goal of the first quarter against Bellingham Friday night, where Fox 25 was on hand for the Game of the Week. Below, the pre-game festivities began with a bonfire lit by class advisory and swim coach, Bryan King, and overseen by the Hopkinton Fire Department.
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PATRICK ANNOUNCES PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY FOR POTENTIAL IMPACT OF
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BOSTON – Friday, October 26, 2012 – Governor
Deval Patrick today met with Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray
and his cabinet secretaries to discuss preparations
for the potential impact of Hurricane Sandy on Massachusetts and
announced several steps the state has already taken in
anticipation of the storm.
The Massachusetts Emergency Management
Agency (MEMA) is actively monitoring the storm, coordinating
with local public safety officials and conducting pre-incident
planning with select Emergency Support Functions. The Department
of Public Utilities (DPU) has been in frequent communication
with the utility companies, and the Governor reported this
morning that each utility company has submitted an emergency
response plan and the DPU is reviewing these plans to make sure
they are consistent with the expectations laid out by the
“We have been in close contact with the
national weather service, and are coordinating with MEMA, all of
our state agencies and the utility companies to make sure we are
ready for Hurricane Sandy’s potential impact here in the
Commonwealth,” said Governor Patrick.
Following last year’s storms, DPU met with
the utilities and relayed clear expectations for the companies
regarding emergency events, specifically, that the companies (1)
be adequately and sufficiently prepared to restore service, and
(2) restore service to customers in a safe and reasonably prompt
manner during an emergency event. These two broad requirements
include making sure that enough crews are activated, tree
removal plans to allow downed wires to be fixed are in place,
that a vigorous communications plan is in place between the
company and its customers, and municipal and safety officials is
activated, and that estimated times of restoration are
accurately reported. In response to the meetings, the companies
made a number of enhancements to their storm preparation
processes and emergency response plans.
The Massachusetts Department of
Transportation Highway maintenance crews are clearing catch
basins, maintaining chain saws, preparing vehicles and reaching
out to contractors on emergency contracts including fuel
distributors, catch basin repair contractors and tree
MEMA is encouraging residents to take the
following steps in preparation for the storm:
October 26, 2012 — WT Pond Corp. finally got legal possession of the former Star Package Store on Monday, October 22, 2012, after getting approval to use the liquor license as a pledge for collateral on the loan, allowing the sale to move forward. It was completed last Monday. The photo above was taken yesterday, and a crew got to work today. The president of WT Pond Corp is William Tetlow, developer of the complex at 25 Hayward Street where the Marathon Restaurant at North Pond and Dunkin Donuts are located in a well-appointed New England style building. To see a photo taken today with work in progress, mouse-over the one above.
Minor Accident Results in Belligerence
October 26, 2012 — A minor accident on Wood Street near The Learning Center ended up with the Chevy Suburban being towed from the scene. Above, Officer Patrick O'Brien speaks with the operator of the Suburban, while the driver of the Toyota pickup it apparently rear-ended stands beside her vehicle. One of the individuals reported the other as becoming belligerent before police arrived.
Desperately Seeking Breakfast
October 26, 2012 — A reader has sent a cell phone photo of these turkey vultures not coincidentally perched near the slaughterhouse on Ash Street.
HOPKINTON MIDDLE SCHOOL PRESENTS
The Hopkinton Middle School Drama Club
will present William Shakespeare’s tragedy,
“Macbeth,” on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 in the Hopkinton Middle
School auditorium, 88 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton.
October 25, 2012 — These mallard ducks — the males have colorful hoods and the females are brown — enjoyed their hideaway on Lake Whitehall earlier this week.
More from Michael's Run
October 25, 2012 — Motorcycle Patrolman Thomas Griffin looks back in his mirror at the line of runners waiting for the gun at Michael's Run last Saturday.
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Ski Ward Race Team registration
The Ski Ward Race Team (SWRT) is a
non-profit, junior ski racing organization whose mission is
to encourage, promote, and advance young athletes in the
sport of ski racing. For many new and developing skiers
between the ages of 5 and 17, the program is an ideal way to
improve technique, to test oneself in competition, and most
importantly – to have a lot of fun on skis. The weekly
schedule consists of a team practice on Friday nights and a
ski race on Sunday. The season goes from early January until
early March, with two weeks off during the holiday weeks.
Half the races are held at Ski Ward in Shrewsbury and the
rest are held at other Eastern Massachusetts ski areas
including Ski Bradford, Nashoba, and Blue Hills.
Driver Drops Phone
October 25, 2012 — The young female driver of this vehicle told people who stopped to help that she leaned down to pick up her phone that she dropped, resulting in the crash above at about 2:29 pm today.
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Incident Log Updated October 24, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
11:40 pm The Fire Department reported that they had a walk-in medical and the person was getting combative. Officer John Moran responded and assisted.
9:21 pm Officer William Burchard checked on a person behind a Main Street business.
6:17 pm A caller from C Street reported that her car was broken into. Officer William Burchard will investigate.
5:29 pm A caller reported that a dog was running around on West Main Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded but did not find any dog in the area.
4:22 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil assisted the Fire Department with a brush fire on Hill Street.
4:25 pm A caller reported that an older man was watching kids practice and was standing near the wood line on the Loop Road. Sgt. Michael Sutton responded and advised that all seemed to be fine.
12:39 pm A resident of Gassett Road reported that change was taken out of her vehicle sometime this morning and wished for it to be logged.
6:46 am A motorist reported that they hit a deer on West Main Street. The Animal Control Officer was notified.
Due to low rsvp’s, the HPTA sponsored Meet the Superintendent Forum, scheduled for tonight, Wednesday, October 24th, has been canceled. If we receive new interest, we will reschedule. Please do join us on November 14th at 7:30 for an HPTA General Meeting and Elementary School Principals Forum. Principals Greg Martineau, David Ljungberg and Chris Kennedy will make a presentation and lead a discussion on the “Whole Child”. Please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gigantic, Garish Gate Gone*
crew from MacDowell Company has just removed the mammoth gate
that had been erected on the access road to the new Alprilla
well. The crew doesn't yet know where it's to be relocated, but
thinks further down the road around the bend.
13 Alprilla Farm Road
October 24, 2012
* In accordance with an agreement with the Town of Hopkinton, Legacy Farms (Baystone Development, MacDowells) Legacy Farms has drilled and developed a water well to serve their project of 940 living units and 450,000 square feet of commercial development. Last week an access road to the well was blocked by a bright and shiny galvanized swinging gate, according to specifications, but something that galvanized the neighbors against it.
Jimmy Fund Walk
picture 1 (l-r) Samantha Riley, Yvonne Riley, Julianna Kramer, Sue Wheeler (Christian's mom), Ethan Kramer, Christian Wheeler, Nick Wheeler, Ben Wheeler, Laurie Sullivan and Kevin Sullivan.
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