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Hundreds of Donations

Left, some of the 7th grade girls from Hopkinton Middle school that sorted through hundreds of bags of donations to get them ready for the trucks heading to NY and NJ.  They worked tirelessly on their day off of school yesterday to get this done.  The pictures is taken outside of Water Fresh Farms.  Great life lessons for these girls.  Katy Olson was one of the moms that coordinated this effort.  Kudos to her as well!

   

 

Kennedy Takes Congressional Seat, Dykema Takes State Rep
Hopkinton Goes for Romney, Brown; All 3 questions pass
11:00 pm : Elizabeth Warren gives victory speech
11:15 pm CBS Declares Obama Victory With Ohio Win and 274 Electoral Votes


Hopkinton Precincts 2, 3, 4 in, partial for Precinct 1 (Machine broke, hand counting going on - check back for updates).
The count for Precinct 1 ended at 12:04 pm when the machine broke - ballots are being counted by hand now.
According to people counting the voters, over 8,000 people had voted by 7:00 p.m. Full totals tomorrow.
Bielat
P1 - 444
P2 - 945
P3 - 974
P4 - 1047
Total - 3410
Kennedy
P1- 455
P2 - 1132
P3 - 1063
P4 - 1002

Total - 3652
  Dykema
P1 - 322
P2- 1276
P3- 1199
P4 - 1186
Total - 3983
Lamb
P1 - 374
P2 - 798
P3 - 829
P4- 895
Total- 2896
  Obama
P1 451
P2- 1059
P3 - 1048
P4 - 1010
Total 3,117
Romney
P1 - 475
P2 - 1076
P3 - 1083
P4 - 1089
Total 3,248
  Brown
4,398
Warren
2,983
  All questions passed in Hopkinton

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Police Incident/Arrest Log - Most Recent First

Updated November 6, 2012

Arrest:

Monday, November 5, 2012

10:54 pm Officer Peter Booth arrested 53 year-old Tova I Diamond, Stonebridge lane, Wayland on Marshall Ave and charged her with Marked Lanes Violation and OUI Liquor/.

 

Incidents:

Monday, November 5, 2012

10:49 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil assisted a Wedgewood Drive resident remove a bird from her garage.

 

10:23 pm Operated arrested for OUI

 

7:58 pm A Joseph Road resident called with concern about a neighbor putting up lights. Officer William Burchard said they checked out okay.

 

6:04 pm Officer Peter Booth spoke with an individual regarding a civil matter.

 

5:25 pm Art's Towing removed a vehicle from East Main Street following a minor motor vehicle accident.

 

4:20 pm Officer O'Neil could not find a suspicious person reported on Lakeshore Drive.

 

1:04 pm Officer Patrick O'Brien spoke with a motor vehicle operator on Elm Street.

 

1:45 pm Three units assisted with a drill at Center School.

 

12:37 pm Officer David Shane spoke with an Eastview Road resident about annoying calls from Jamaica.

 

10:39 am Officer David Shane assisted the building inspector on Meserve Street, and took photos.

 

10:13 am A caller complained about an aggressive driver from the day before on West Main Street.

 

6:58 am An operator hit a deer on Wood Street, but the deer left the scene of the accident.

 

2:26 am A Hopkinton Police Sgt. struck a deer that ended up on a Wood Street lawn. Animal Control Officer William Proctor was notified. 

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Yoga Helps Soccer Team

 

"bCalm Power Yoga was brought in to work with my Varsity Girls Soccer Team to enhance and stabilize the team's mindset and emotional facet of their game. Since their first session with our team, we have reached a new level of focus, confidence and success! Now, our team is not just talented skill-wise, but we've become mentally stronger, emotionally stoic and physically enhanced, ready to reach our greatest potential!

"bCalm Power Yoga has given us an edge over our opponents and most importantly, armed our athletes with the proper training and strategies needed to lead a balanced life. Their program has sharpened our minds to be able to handle all of life's adversities and challenges with strength and poise both on and off the soccer pitch."

 

   
Voting Strong Early On
Voting machine for Precinct One jams - Hand count will be necessary

November 6, 2012 — Traffic was heavy going toward the polling at Hopkinton Middle School, and early reports were that the number of voters was high as well. Reports coming from the Middle School and the Town Clerk's office have it that the voting machine for Precinct One has jammed and not able to be repaired, meaning it will be a longer wait than usual after the polls close at 8:00 pm tonight.

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Improvements Approved

November 6, 2012 — Last night the Planning Board approved improvements to the town-owned Sandy Island and Sandy Beach that include a volleyball court, a new playground, play areas, vistas and parking area. Parks and Recreation Department needs one more trip to the Conservation Commission for their continued hearing, and if all goes well, request for bids on the $332,000 town-meeting funded project will go out.

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The Woodville Rod and Gun Club is
 

having a FREE Thanksgiving Day dinner with all the fixin's from noon 
till 3:00 p.m. Dinner is open to anyone in Hopkinton. Call 
508-435-4148 for more info.

 

Solarize Hopkinton Program Officially Closed

Solarize Hopkinton! We signed our contract!
by Solar Coach

 

» Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:18 am

The Solarize Hopkinton program has officially closed and the numbers are in. When HSGC applied for the program, we could only dream we would make it to tier 5 (250kW). The final tally has 56 homes and businesses going solar for a total of 367.62kW. If only there had been a tier 6!
Sustainable Green Committee would like to thank everyone in town.

Andy

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High and Dry

November 5, 2012 — This handful of mallard ducks stay high and dry at Blood's Pond today, a far cry from the hundreds of Canada geese that gathered here at the end of the summer and filled the space.

   
Sight Development

November 5, 2012 — Pulte Homes is moving their site development along, although they do not yet have deeded possession of the property at Legacy Farms, where they plan to build 275 homes in the southern parcel.

 

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Police Incident/Arrest Log - Most Recent First

Updated Monday, November 5, 2012

• Two New OUI Liquor Arrests
• 5 Mailboxes Smashed by Pumpkins

Young child playing with vehicle controls

Fire in a barrel

Cats Loose

Teens drinking

 

READ THE VERY LARGE FULL REPORT HERE

 

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Trooper Grabs Jumper from Bridge

On Saturday, prior to 3:00 p.m. the State Police Barracks in Holden received a telephone call reporting  an erratic truck that was driving Route 290 eastbound in Worcester. The 911 caller reported that the truck had pulled over into the breakdown lane over Lake Quinsigamond. The caller stated the male operator had exited the truck and was looking over the railing.

 

Sergeant Robert Ackerman was also driving on Route 290 westbound when he observed the same thing as the 911 caller. He turned around and began to head back to the truck to investigate. Sergeant Ackerman stopped and exited his cruiser when the information was broadcast to area patrols. Sergeant Ackerman approached the man to speak with him. He could immediately see the man was visibly distressed and appeared to be crying. The man did not respond to Sergeant Ackerman’s  attempts to speak with and then placed both his legs over the railing as to jump off of the bridge.

 

Sergeant Ackerman reached over and grabbed the man, preventing him from jumping off of the bridge. Trooper Peter Frothingham arrived on scene and helped secure the man until he could be transported to UMass University Hospital. Google map illustration. Contributed content.

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Recovered Cash Found

(Milford, MA.)  A Milford couple recently found a woman’s purse containing an amount of cash in their neighborhood.  After finding the cash they contacted the Milford Police to report it and turn it over to the police in hopes of locating the rightful owner.  The property and cash are in safe storage at the Milford Police Station.

 

If you have lost a purse recently containing cash please contact me at the Milford Police Department.

 

Lt. James F. Falvey

Operations Commander

Milford Police Department

508 634-2362 Ext 649

jfalvey@milfordpolice.org

 

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts

 

Compiled  for HopNews.com by Eric Montville © 2012 All Rights Reserved

New Transactions from October 30, 2012 to November 5, 2012

Address

Buyer

Price

Date

Seller

26 Sanctuary Lane Charles F. Middleton, Shirley G. Middleton $436,049 November 2, 2012 Weston Development Group Inc.
179 Saddle Hill Road Kenneth O'Toole, Nicole O'Toole $362,500 November 2, 1012 Jason L. Mard, Barbara F. Mard
132 Spring Street Steven M. Molnar, Adel M. Molnar $357,000 October 31, 2012 Dedham Institution For Savings
13 Meserve Street Peter W. Dugan, Angela Fortuna $377,500 October 31, 2012 Kendra A. Weldon

Last Week

11 Amherst Road Scott G. Hodne & Laura J. Gregor-Hodne $293,750 October 26, 2012 Lesley-Ann Gonsalves, Matthew E. Gavin
22  Sanctuary Lane Robert L. Pellegrini, Sr., Gail L. Pellegrini $383,285 October 26, 2012 Weston Development Group Inc.
7 Lyford Road Sean Burtt, Andrea Burtt $630,000 October 26, 2012 Joseph A. Govonie, Gretchen R. Govoni
5 Commonwealth Avenue Andrew D. Fleming, Elizabeth S. Fleming $547,000 October 26, 2012 SW Homes LLC
20 Cole Drive Ellen Felcher $320,000 October 26, 2012 William A. Depietri, Lumber St. I Realty Trust
3 Cunningham Street Andre Yanni, Patricia Yanni $550,000 October 26, 2012 Bonnie Boie
5 West Main Street Mary C. Wise $262,500 October 25, 2012 Robin M. Loureiro
44 Pleasant Street Kathleen Kemp $329,900 October 25, 2012 Jason Mazaik, Debra L. Peterson

Previous Transactions

4 Apple Tree Hill Road Meaghan Casey $185,000 October 22, 2012 Doris M. Sears
70 Main Street WT Pond Corp. $395,000 October 22, 1012 70 Main Street Hopkinton LLC
55 Pinecrest Village Elisa Shaw $172,000 October 19, 2012 Mary C. Wise
206 Wood Street Alan Sung $140,000 October 19, 2012 USA Housing and Urban Development
South Mill Street Douglas G. DeWolfe, Karen N. DeWolfe $250,000 October 19, 2012 John E. Hakansson
41 Connelly Hill Road Houssam Alkhoury $930,000 October 16, 2012 Cartus Financial Corp.

Previous Transactions

23 Yale Road James M. Carvalho, Megan H. Pierce $355,000 October 12, 2012 Matthew S. Craven, Susan E. Trainer
5 Oak Street Brian Eppley, Carly J. Seidewand $835,000 October 11, 2012 Richard D. Williams, Kathleen M. Williams
16 Glen Road Bipin P. Patel $550,000 October 9, 2012 Stephen M. Boti, Joan M. Boti

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Want to Join the Conversation? Window of Open Registration

HopNews restricted membership in the Quality Conversations page last week, but now, unrestricted access for new members is available. Registration for new members  will be open for at least today. Choose the button and follow instructions to join the other 142 people who have the ability to speak their minds whenever they decide!

 

SAMPLE BALLOT

Get acquainted with tomorrow's ballot by choosing to read it ahead of time. Please click on the graphic below to check out the entire Sample Ballot today,
provided by Hopkinton Town Clerk Ann Click.

   

CrossFit Resilience to Cut Ribbon November 17, 2012

Marathon Restaurant and Golden Spoon Develop Compatible CrossFit Resilience Menus

 

From CrossFit Resilience: We are having our ribbon cutting and grand opening in a few weeks- here are the details:

The ribbon cutting ceremony will be on Saturday 11/17 at 10am at 25 South St. Participating in the ribbon cutting will be State Representative Dykema, Head of the Chamber of Commerce (Jack Speranza) and Ben Palleiko (head of the Selectman). 

 

After the ribbon cutting we will have our Grand Opening Celebration until 4pm. We will have demonstration workouts every hour on the half hour. These will be 10 minute workouts that will give visitors an idea of what we do at CrossFit. Our athletes in addition to athletes from other CF gyms will be participating. Every hour on the hour we will have mini workouts for the kids. Plenty of prizes for all.

 

Marathon Restaurant at North Pond special CrossFit menu is below;  see the Golden Spoon CrossFit breakfast menu at their counter.

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Winter Parking Ban


The DPW wishes to remind all Hopkinton residents of By-Laws pertaining to the parking of motor vehicles during the winter months.
Traffic Rules and Orders, Town of Hopkinton, Article lV, Section 8 “It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle, other than for an emergency, to park said vehicle on any street between the hours of 1:00am to 6:00am from November 15 through April 1.
 

 

Article X, Section 1 By-Laws Town of Hopkinton

The Highway Manager, for the purpose of removing or plowing snow, or removing the ice from any way shall be authorized to remove or cause to be removed to some convenient place, including in such term a public garage, any vehicle interfering with such work. The owner of any vehicle so removed shall be liable for the cost of such removal, and for the storage charges, if any, resulting therefrom. The Highway Manager, whenever any vehicle is so removed, shall notify the Police Department and said Department shall render all necessary assistance to the Highway Manager in enforcing this by-law. 

 

Article 3
No person shall pile, push, throw, shovel, plow or by any other method or means cause snow to be deposited or placed on any public roadway or sidewalk of the Town so as to impede, obstruct or interrupt or otherwise adversely affect the unrestricted flow of traffic or the safe travel of any pedestrian on such roadway or sidewalk. The foregoing sentence shall not apply to any person in the employ of the Town, or in the employ of an independent contractor, which has been hired by the Town for the purpose of snow removal. Whoever violates this section shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding twenty-five dollars for each such violation. Each instance of such conduct shall constitute a separate violation of this By-Law.

The DPW would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.
Mike Mansir
Highway Manager

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Free Dinner for Veterans



The Veterans ' Celebration Committee  is again this year holding a free dinner on November 11th to acknowledge and 
commemorate Veterans' Day.  The location is the Woodville Rod and Gun Club , and will be a catered meal  along with 
entertainment, a few speeches and some laughs. All veterans  with any Hopkinton connections are welcome, and 
are encouraged to wear any  hats, shirts etc. specific to their branch of service. Doors open at 5:30 PM, any 
questions, call Mike Whalen  508 435 2397

 

Letters to the Editor


The link  above will bring readers to recent Letters to the Editor that are displayed on one page.
If your letter to HopNews somehow did not make it, please email the original date it was sent, and then resend it.

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  John DeVincentis, Jr., 58
STERLING - John DeVincentis, Jr., 58, of Sterling, the husband of Robbin A. (Ryznic) DeVincentis, died Thursday, November 1st at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Calling hours are from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 4, at the Miles-Sterling Funeral and Tribute Center, 100 Worcester Rd., Sterling.

 

What Is This Campaign All About???

November 3, 2012 — Water Fresh Farm has rolled out a campaign for 2012. See Jeff Barton and friends in a campaign spoof with their tongues firmly planted in their cheeks. What is the campaign about? Are they upholding traditional values they we seek in our candidates? Check out the HopNews YouTube video below:

And for those who might need to become reacquainted with the store, please revisit the video introduced by Austin Falcione 10 months ago, here.

 

   

First Lego League

The Hopkinton Middle School students above each seek to contribute in  their own way.
On Saturday, November 3 a group of ~50 HMS students (6 teams) and their coaches hosted a First Lego League scrimmage at the Hopkinton Middle School from 9am to Noon.  First Lego League (FLL) is a junior program affiliated with FIRST ROBOTICS – and has now entered its 2nd year at HMS, primarily under the mentorship of Amanda Fargiano. Check back for a video on Sunday.

http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/fll

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Teamwork

November 3, 2012 — A bucket truck and a crane working together took little time to remove this sick looking evergreen tree from the front of a Hayden Rowe Street home this morning, a tree that one neighbor said had caused problems during the most recent storm.

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 Meeting Rescheduled
Hopkinton Little League is having their Annual Meeting on Monday, November 5th at 7:00 p.m.
We will be holding the meeting at the Faith Community Church at 146 East Street, Hopkinton, Room 233
We would like to invite anyone who is interested in joining the board or learning more about the board to come on down.
Hopkinton 21, Medfield 14

November 2, 2012 — Above, Ben Palleiko playing defense gets under a lob from the Medfield quarterback to make it his own in the game against Medfield Friday night.

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School Committee Discusses Roof Article, and More

by Muriel Kramer
November 1, 2012 — The School Committee (SC) discussed the upcoming Special Town Meeting (STM) scheduled for November 26th at 7PM in the Middle School Auditorium; the SC previewed the presentation that will be made to support the need for a replacement roof at Elmwood School.  The roof is now 24 years old and has outlived its twenty year warranty; in the past three years, the town has spent $33,000 in repairs.  There is evident damage and wear that includes cracks, splitting, dry rot and settling that causes substantial ponding even during typical rain events.  The SC is asking voters to support an article at STM for authorization to spend up to $1.1 million to replace the roof; that article will need a 2/3 majority vote in favor to pass at STM.  Additionally there will be a Special Town Election (STE) December 3rd with a ballot question to support this project; that vote needs to be a simple majority to pass.  The polls will be open 7AM to 8PM for STE.  (Please remember:  for the National Election next week the polls in Hopkinton open early at 6:30AM and close at 8PM.)

                The SC was ready to move ahead with this article at ATM in May 2012, but in response to a request from the Board of Selectmen put it off for a STM action in the fall.  At the time the capital assets management team was still reviewing the needs of all the buildings in town, and the BOS intended to have a more complete picture to present to the voters of all capital projects upcoming and the tax impact to the voters.  In order to meet competitive bid guidelines and get on a summer construction schedule; the SC needs voter approval now or the roof will have to be put off for another year.  In the presentation, the SC asserts that repairing the roof over next summer will be least disruptive for students and teachers; additionally, repairing the roof as soon as possible prevents further damage that could escalate the costs.

                SC Vice-Chairman Scott Aghababian and Interim School Superintendent Dr. Stephen Hiersche will appear on HCAM November 19th; the public is encouraged to attend or tune into “Know Your Vote”, HCAM on the 19th.  The SC is also hoping to plan a public forum on the topic perhaps at the Senior Center before the STM; time and date TBA.

                The scheduled public forum to gather community input for the upcoming Superintendent of Schools search has been re-scheduled because of Hurricane Sandy from October 29th to Monday November 5th in the High School Library from 7-8:30PM; the interested public is encouraged to attend.  Additionally, there is an online survey that residents can complete which will be open until November 9th.  Survey link: https://docs.google.com/a/hopkinton.k12.ma.us/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDd4aVBFak9CQVhGOG9HUjVTNDZNd0E6MQ#gid=0

More information on the search is available on the School website.  Superintendent search link: https://sites.google.com/a/hopkinton.k12.ma.us/suptsearch/

                The SC took more public action on the business conducted October 29th during the hurricane at a posted meeting.  They re-affirmed their vote to amend the severance agreement with Dr. Jonathan Landman, Hopkinton’s former Superintendent of Schools; that action frees Dr. Landman to begin work at his new job with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  Under the law Dr. Landman cannot collect paychecks from more than one governmental body.  SC Chairman Nancy Alvarez Burdick read from a prepared statement acknowledging the high level of continued interest from the public to know more about the circumstances surrounding Dr. Landman’s abrupt resignation last spring.  Burdick indicated that she has repeatedly sought legal advice on what can be said publicly, and the advice is consistent that she and other SC members stick to the joint statement that was issued last spring.  That statement was arrived at as part of the settlement agreement with Dr. Landman.  According to Burdick, “We are not at liberty to comment further.”  She did not comment on the timing of the announcement of the resignation; that announcement was not made until immediately after the Town Elections in May which has also been a cause for continued public scrutiny and discussion.  Burdick closed with, “Dr. Landman is moving forward.  We wish him well and hope we all can also move forward.”

                The Town Budget process is underway with the BOS message and guidelines very much in line with last year’s message, that is that town departments are being asked to target level funding in their budget planning.  Dr. Hiersche spoke to the obvious challenges ahead—1) there is no negotiated settlement with teachers in their contract discussions, 2) the bus contract is also up for bid with costs most likely going up and 3) there is a new supervision and evaluation model for educators mandated by the state to design and implement.  Hiersche also commented that there is also notable and growing concern in the community over increasing fees and decreasing services.  For his part SC member Jon Graziano added that in addition to the three budget drivers highlighted by Dr. Hiersche, the SC has not yet touched on anything that “moves us forward on our strategic goals.”  He asserted, “We are looking at an extremely challenging budget process.”

Upcoming Meeting Dates

November 5th, Superintendent Search Forum (Re-scheduled from October 29th)

November 12th, SC working session with NESDEC on Superintendent search

November 15th, School Committee regular meeting

November 19th, “Know Your Vote” program at HCAM

November 26th, Special Town Meeting 7PM at the Middle School Auditorium

December 3rd, Special Town Election at the Middle School Gym

 

Trooper Makes Large Drug Bust in Worcester

 

WORCESTER - November 2, 2012 — Last night at about 5:50 p.m. Trooper Cristina Lucin-Maietta was on a motor vehicle stop on Kendal St. in the City of Worcester when she observed a BMW pass by her without a front license plate. Massachusetts registrations come with two plates, with the exception of older green-colored plates, that have to be attached to the front and rear of the car. Trooper Lucin-Maietta completed her motor vehicle stop, entered her cruiser and began to follow the BMW until she had a safe location to stop it.

Trooper Lucin-Maietta observed the BMW make an illegal U-Turn on Lincoln Street before activating all her emergency lights to stop the car. Trooper Lucin-Maietta approached the operator and requested his driver’s license and registration. The operator, later identified as ROBERT SERAFINI, 24, of Westford stated that he did not have his identification with him. Trooper Lucin-Maietta had SERAFINI exit the car and proceeded ask if SERAFINI if he had any weapons or sharp objects. SERAFINI initially stated that he did not. Trooper Lucin-Maietta proceeded with a pat-frisk and heard SARAFINI curse and felt him tense up. The trooper asked SARAFINI if he had anything on him and he made statements relative to his left, jacket pocket. When she began to pull a credit card and a small baggie with a white, crystalized-powder, Trooper Lucin-Maietta called for another cruiser to assist and attempted to handcuff SARAFINI. The suspect, being much larger that the trooper, pulled away and fled down Lincoln Street with Trooper Lucin-Maietta running after him, calling on her radio SERAFINI”s direction of flight .

A short time later, back-up troopers and officers from the Worcester Police Department arrived onscene and were able to locate on Prescott Street and take SERAFINI into custody. An inventory of SERAFINI’s BMW yielded approximately 207 grams of white, crystalized powder that is believed to be both Methamphetamine and Cocaine. A State Police K-9 was called in to see if there was more drugs secreted in the car and alerted troopers to a bag containing approximately 2.5 pounds of Marijuana, well above the non-criminal, one-ounce limit.

SERAFINI was transported to the State Police Barracks in Holden, booked and charged with the following offenses: no front license plate, marked lanes violation (illegal U-turn), fail to submit/stop for a police officer, resisting arrest, disturbing the peace, Cocaine, trafficking in (Class B) (B)(1) (18-28 grams), Methamphetamine, trafficking in (Class B) (B)(3) (100-200 grams), possess to distribute, Class D(Marijuana), drug, possess to distribute Class D
drug violation near school/park.

SERAFINI was held on $10,000 dollars cash and will be arraigned in Worcester District Court this morning.

The State Police would like to thank the Worcester Police Department for their quick response and assistance in apprehending SERAFINI. Contributed content.

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No Parking on Main Street in Milford

 

(Milford, MA.)  Due to downtown renovation and construction being conducted there will be no parking allowed on Main Street starting Wednesday November 7, through and including Friday November 9, 2012 each day from 5:00 am until 6:00 pm weather permitting.  No parking ban will be on Main Street will start at the intersection of Jefferson Street (Lincoln Square) and all the way to the intersection of Beach Street near Sacred Heart Church.

 

Motorists are also strongly encouraged to seek alternative routes during the construction which is anticipated to be 12 hours long each day that will affect both morning and afternoon commuter traffic.  Motorists travelling on Main Street on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday can expect lengthy delays during the construction.

 

HELP!!!
Hopkinton Helps Staten Island
Kathy MacDonald's charity, Alima's Purse, which usually helps people outside of the country, is focusing its current efforts on helping Staten Island, hard hit by the storm of the century, Sandy. There is no electricity, no sewage, no water in some cases, and many people are homeless. Mrs. MacDonald is coordinating with the Red Cross of New York, which has given her a shopping list of needs for her to fill. Please drop off in a bin at:

 Alima's Purse at Water Fresh Farm, 151 Hayden Rowe Street
Faith Community Church, 146 East Main Street, Hopkinton
or Hopkinton High School lobby:

Blankets, winter coats (slightly used or new), winter coats for kids, socks canned goods, granola bars.
Kathy MacDonald will be travelling to Staten Island on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 with the donations, so please do so soon!
NOTE: Facebook fans and Twitter followers got this alert. Sign up to get them yourself.
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Will Miss Joe Pratt

Editor:

It is with great sadness to know that Joe Pratt has passed away. His personal seat at Town Meeting, along with speaking through the “MODERATOR” without a microphone will never be forgotten. Joe was a well-respected icon in our community and will truly be missed.
Michelle Gates
22 West Main Street
November 2, 2012

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Sean Bielat, Candidate for Congress Meets Hopkinton Veterans

November 2, 2012 — Republican candidate for Congress from the Massachusetts 4th Congressional District Sean Bielat pressed the flesh at the Hopkinton Senior Center today, meeting fellow veterans and swapping stories during the veterans' monthly event. Mr. Bielat is a US Marine himself and spoke to to the roving HopCam, which will be processed soon and displayed on this page. Above, Mr. Bielat speaks with US Marine veteran John Cahill, who participated in the battle of Iwo Jima and whose birthday it is today.

 

14th Annual Turkey Drive

Please Help! Deliver donations to the following locations.  Students are there to help:

Tuesday, November 13th

7-7:30 am            Middle School

8:30-9 am           Hopkins School

2-2:30 pm           Middle School

2:30-4 pm           Elmwood School

3-4 pm                 Hopkins School

2:30-5pm             Collelas Supermarket

 

Wednesday, November 14th

7-7:30 am            Middle School

8:30-9 am           Hopkins School

2-2:30 pm           Middle School

2:30-4 pm           Elmwood School

3-4 pm                 Hopkins School

2:30-5pm             Collelas Supermarket

Thursday, November 15th

7-7:30 am            Middle School

8:30-9 am           Hopkins School

2-2:30 pm           Middle School

2:30-4 pm           Elmwood School

3-4 pm                 Hopkins School

2:30-5pm             Collelas Supermarket

This is a Student Run Event

We’re asking for your help again as our goal this year is to collect 100 turkeys.  Students should not bring turkeys on the bus!  All donations go to The Salvation Army and Project Just Because.  Additional donations  that can be dropped off: Boxed desserts, Gravy, Pies, Potato Flakes, Cranberry Sauce, Stuffing and Cash to purchase food.

 THANKS for GIVING

Any questions please contact Drew Johnson drewjohnson20@gmail.com

Kacey Kramer kjk629@gmail.com  or Matt Johnson  mjohnson@hillers.org

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Student Talent show

Thursday, November 8, 2012
7:00 - 10:00 pm.
Hopkinton High School auditorium
Food and water will be available for purchase
There will be tons of students performing, judges, and a $50 prize.
Tickets are $5 at the door

 

Spirit of the Holiday

November 1, 2012 — This photo went online last night, but disappeared before the subjects got a look at it. Most of Colella's employees designed very creative costumes.
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  Roving HopCam  
Non-verbal Cowmunication

November 1, 2012 — Cherry shares this field with another cow, Frosty, on Pond Street. She paused from her grazing today to see if the visitor might have some food in his hands. Her vision is very good, and so she stayed where she stood.

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Milford Regional Fundraiser Supports Intensive Care Unit


Pictured left to right: Francis M. Saba, CEO, Milford Regional; Dan Fitzgerald, VP, EMC Global Real Estate & Facilities; Paul F. Fitzgerald, Senior Director, EMC North American Facilities; and John Burns, Chair, Milford Regional Healthcare Foundation.

 

Milford Regional Medical Center’s annual Mélange fundraising event, held at EMC Corporation in Hopkinton on Saturday evening, October 27, was a huge success. Over $600,000 was raised to support a new intensive care unit, which is part of Milford Regional’s $40 million building expansion project.

Close to 400 guests attended the evening extravaganza called Cirque Du Mélange. They enjoyed fine cuisine, a live band, the spectacle of jugglers, fire spinners, and the breathtaking performance of an aerialist. Guests had the opportunity to bid on 14 auction items that ranged from a Patriots/Celtics/Bruins sports package to a trip to Paris. More than 40 area businesses sponsored the event including EMC as lead sponsor and host.

“I cannot say enough about the incredible support the community and area businesses demonstrated at this year’s Mélange,” says Francis M. Saba, CEO of Milford Regional. “Their commitment to our mission to provide exceptional healthcare services is an inspiration to each and every one of us at Milford Regional. We could not have come this far without them. Our partnership has made Milford Regional the outstanding regional healthcare system we are today.”

Milford Regional’s $40 million building expansion project includes a new emergency department, intensive care unit and additional patient rooms. ~ Contributed content.

   
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