Seeking Veterans for Photo and Video Record
Just got home? Give them a call
Many Hopkintonians are aware of the documentation that is being developed to pay tribute to our local military veterans. Men and women who have served as early as 1900, to the present time have been identified and recorded in the Vets Photo Gallery on local cable . Other veterans can be seen in face-to-face conversations where first-hand experiences are recollected on video.
Above, recently departed veteran Paul M. Phipps (arrow) at Suribachi on Iwo Jima, Japan. Mr. Phipps showed this memorable photo taken in February, 1945 during his interview on cable by Dick Gooding. The producers would like to hear from younger vets, too.
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Gigantic Birthday Card
January 15, 2013 — It's only a year-old, but Water Fresh Farm looks like it has belonged forever. Happy Birthday to them.
Winter Can Be Colorful
50% OFF Holiday Decor - Final Days
January 15, 2013 — Weston Nurseries is in its third year of being open year-round. During the winter, they will be open 10am - 5:00 pm Wednesday through Sunday and are now featuring a 50% off holiday decor sale. In addition, for those looking for live color in a drab season, there are bright specials going on in the greenhouses.
Hopkinton’s Park and Rec Interim Director, Joan Bannon, Resigns
Ken Driscoll, Chair of the Park and
Recreation Board, and Norman Khumalo, Town Manager, regret to
announce that Ms. Joan Bannon has resigned from her position as
Interim Director for the Park andRecreation Department effective
Wednesday, January 23, 2013.
Ms. Bannon’s commitment to stepping up to the plate to fill in at the time of the former director’s departure was demonstrated in the tremendous job she has done in working with the youth and families of Hopkinton. Her dedication and efforts towards ensuring the best possible service to our citizens during her employment as the Assistant Director and the Interim Director are sincerely appreciated, and she is wished the very best in all her future endeavors.
NOTE: Her resignation letter is here.
MLK Day of Giving Back
Monday, January 21, 2013
9:30 – 2:30 at Hopkinton Middle School
Please join us for 9:30 AM breakfast treats, 10 AM inspiring speakers and 10:30 – 2:30 community service activities in the Brown Gym, Red Cross Blood Drive in the Doyle Gym, and service projects around town. In the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr., Hopkinton will be celebrating volunteerism and “giving back”…
And we need YOUR HELP!!
Please consider collecting these items to bring on MLK day:
Toiletries, laundry detergent or underwear for infants through high school
Project Just Because
Fuzzy, one size fits all socks PJB Cancer Care Kits youth/adults
Quality body lotion and lip balm
Small stuffed animals (new)
Activity books, puzzles, small games
Women’s small items for inspiration and comfort Serenity House
small pencils/pencils/notepads, chocolate/hand lotion/teabags
Old blankets, sheets and towels Greyhound Friends
Thank you for anything you can do to make MLK Day 2013 a day of Giving Back to our community – let’s make it a day on, not a day off!!
Final Hopkinton School
Superintendent Candidate Interview
by Robert Falcione
January 14, 2013 — Monday night, Wellesley High School Principal Dr. Andrew Keough became the third, and with the withdrawal of candidate Joseph Baeta, the final candidate for the top job in the Hopkinton School Department to be interviewed by the School Committee. The committee grilled Dr. Keough this evening beginning at 7:00 pm; and then at 8:40 pm took a back seat to let the audience, the largest at any of the three forums, gather around the table, and the room, and ask questions.
Dr. Keough began by
relating how his four years in Hopkinton was a "crossroads"
for him, helping him decide to stay in education, and
saying, "Hopkinton was a nice fit for me.
There has been concern in the community about early education.
Dr. Keough promised he would go after achievement gaps "where ever they are," and added, "It is so much easier to attack a gap before it is a gap."
With the 2011 defeat of the passing of a new school on Fruit Street still fresh on everyone's mind, and the problem of an aging Center School still unsolved, School Committee member Rebecca Robak asked Dr. Keough if he had any experience with the MSBA (Massachusetts School Building Authority).
"In Medfield, I was dealing with a major renovation project. We did a mid-year swap," he said.
He spoke about being involved in Wellesley with all aspects of the process of building the $156 million High School, and tearing down the old one, which he called a landmark built in 1938. He said he was involved in the Town Meeting process, the building process and the political process.
"I had to be cognizant of the fact that people loved the [old] school.
"I think I can do the same here," he said.
He used the term "bombardment of information" when asked how he would reach the community.
Dr. Keough sad that in the six years he has been at Wellesley, they brought the special education students back.
"I do not want any challenged learners to be left out in the lurch."
Drawing on his own difficulties in middle school, Dr. Keough said, "You can struggle as a high school student and still be incredibly successful in life."
"With the right amount of hard work and problem-solving skills, we can do anything," he said.
Speaking to the size of Wellesley High School, and how that relates to a superintendent's position, Dr. Keough said, "My school is like a district within a district."
Dr. Keough gave retired superintendent Dr. Jack Phelan high grades for implementing a strategic plan when he, Dr. Keough, served in Hopkinton.
School Committee member Scott Aghababian wanted to know how Dr. Keough would deal with an overreaching School Committee.
"It is important the Superintendent and the School Committee Chairperson have a very special relationship.
"School Committee members should not go with their pet projects to principals. I feel very strongly about that," he said.
In answer to a question about budgets, Dr. Keough said that he has caught people making budgets by simply by asking for the same amount or adding onto the year before, a practice he found without merit.
"Whoever you choose for Hopkinton, you really have to look at things."
Recurring themes throughout the interview and the public Q & A were his love for children, personal integrity and leadership, a passion for education and a balanced approach to most everything.
Muriel Kramer asked if his high school project came in on time and on budget.
"It came in on time and under budget," he said.
Mrs. Kramer, mother of six children, expressed concern that fees disenfranchised some kids who can't afford them.
"Public education should be paid for by the public, not just the parents of the students. But eliminating fees could be a half-million dollar proposition," he said.
"It is painful as a parent paying an athletic fee, and then having to buy a ticket to see my kid perform," he said.
Hearing that there was a controversy about hats when Dr. Keough last worked in Hopkinton, Diane Welch asked, "What is your hat policy?"
Stating he had none, Dr. Keough added, "It's not what's going on the head, it's what's going on in the head [that is important]."
Updated Monday, January 14, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2012
2:51 pm Officer William Burchard arrested Luis Martin, 46, of Oxbow Road, Wayland, on Cochituate Road in Wayland and charged him with Assault and Battery.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
9:06 pm A motorist reported that a deer ran into the side of her car on Ash Street then took off into the woods. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area with a negative find.
6:29 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil assisted the Fire Department with an investigation on Jordan Road.
1:44 pm Officer Patrick O'Brien assisted the Fire Department with a fire alarm activation on East Main Street.
8:52 am Officer Patrick O'Brien checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on Main Street.
1:44 am Officer Jacob Campbell arrested 46 year old male from Wayland, on Cochituate Road in that town, and charged him with a domestic Assault and Battery.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
10:45 pm A 911 caller from Fruit Street reported that her husband just attempted to choke her and left the area, possibly heading back to his residence in Wayland. Three officers responded and the Southborough and Westborough Police Departments were also notified to be on the look out for the vehicle.
6:18 pm A 911 caller reported an erratic operator on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer William Burchard checked the area with a negative find.
5:17 pm A 911 caller from Falcon Ridge Road reported setting off her smoke alarm while cooking food. Officer William Burchard responded and assisted the Fire Department.
4:16 pm The Framingham Police Department requested an officer pass on a message to a resident of Cedar Street. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and advised that no one was home.
2:24 pm Officer David Shane assisted the Fire Department with a fire alarm activation on South Street.
9:44 am A motorist reported that there was a large pipe wrench in the roadway on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer Stephen Buckley checked the area with a negative find.
9:26 am A caller reported that a dog was running loose on Hayden Rowe Street. The owner was contacted and retrieved the dog.
12:11 am Officer Jacob Campbell assisted the Fire Department on Main Street.
Friday, January 11, 2013
10:34 pm Officer Matthew McNeil checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street.
6:02 pm A 911 caller reported that a vehicle was driving very slowly and was all over the road on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer Matthew McNeil spoke with the operator who was lost and was trying to find his way using a gps.
5:14 pm Officer William Burchard assisted a disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street.
2:30 pm Officer Thomas Griffin checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on West Main Street.
8:44 am A resident of Aikens Road reported an odor of natural gas inside their house. Officer Thomas Griffin responded and assisted that Fire Department.
7:07 am Officer David Shane responded to a motor vehicle accident without personal injury on West Main Street.
2:16 am A caller from Turnbridge Lane reported a suspicious male in the area who appeared not to belong there. Officer Linda Higgins checked the area with a negative find.
12:08 am Sgt. Scott vanRaalten assisted the State Police with a traffic stop on 495.
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Please join the
ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST*
Saturday, January 19, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Applebee’s Restaurant, Milford
Cost is $10.00
January 13, 2013 — This great blue heron touching down on the banks of the beaver pond on Clinton Street shows off its feathers before folding them up. The warmer than normal temperatures are likely contributing to a more visible bird population.
Hopkinton Grad Selected for Team, Seeks Funding
Dear friends and family,
This past November I was invited to play abroad in Australia for collegiate team USA in the “Down Under Cup” lacrosse tournament. I am honored to have been selected and I am beyond excited for the experience to come; as I will be traveling around Australia for ten days. However, the invitation is not without a price tag, I must provide a total of roughly $4,500 to cover flights, meals, ground transportation, hotels, etc.
I have already knocked off around $1,000 from the total thanks to my work-study position at Saint Anselm College, so I’m reaching out for financial help of any sort in order to finance the trip and raise that final $3,500. Hopefully with your help and additional fundraising I have planned, I will be able to represent the United States in Australia and play in the “Down Under Cup”.
I’ve been playing lacrosse for fourteen years now and thought that collegiate lacrosse was the peak of all my sport endeavors. Obviously, playing overseas in a land full of kangaroos, koalas, and lacrosse teams from around the world is a step up from my previous idea of an ideal lacrosse experience. Anything you could do help me would be appreciated; whether it be donations or advice on ways to fund raise!
Thank you for your help and have a great year!
Saint Anselm ‘14
THIS WINTER, WE’RE THINKING SUNSHINE!
Celebrate The Fresh Air Fund’s 137th Summer
Air summers are filled with children running barefoot through
the grass, gazing at star-filled skies or swimming for the first
time. Join host families in and around the Central Massachusetts
area for our 137th summer and open your heart and home to a
Fresh Air child! Each summer, over 4,000 inner-city children
visit suburban, rural and small town communities across 13
states from Virginia to Maine and Canada through The Fresh Air
Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program.
Hopkinton High School
Class of ‘63
50th Class Reunion Celebration
Save the Date!!!
To the members of Hopkinton High School Class of 1963.
This letter serves as a “Save the Date” notice. We are sending this out in advance because we want everyone to have enough time to make arrangements to attend our 50th reunion. We all know how quickly the years have passed and this one will be no different.
It is fortunate that we will be able to use the Laborer’s Training Center on East Street in Hopkinton. It has a very unique setting overlooking the “infamous” pond.
The date will be Saturday night, September 21, 2013. There will be a DJ, a buffet catered by TJ’s and a charge bar. More details will follow.
Please contact our coordinator, Mary Lou Ellsworth, by November 30, 2012 if you plan on attending or if you are not planning on attending. We look forward to hearing from you at email@example.com or 508-435-5438.
As a side bar, if anyone is interested in playing a round of golf on Friday, Sept. 20th please contact Dave Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-435-4921.
Save the Date!!!!
January 12, 2013 — The ice-covered water on the northern side of the causeway on West Main Street that is connected to West Elm gives the illusion, as it leaves converging tracks going toward a culvert to Lake Maspenock in the foreground, that it is rushing down a steep grade. It is only an illusion.
Into the Mist
January 12, 2013 — These Canada geese on Hopkinton Reservoir paddle toward dense fog on the surface. It is thick and high, too, as the treetops on the opposite shore are barely visible on the top left, and the shore itself is not.
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Hopkinton 104, Medfield 80
January 12, 2013 — The team had a huge win Friday night over Medfield 104-80 with strong performances by John Nadeau, Spencer Franklin and Josh Perez just to name a few. For the girls Carly Adams, Bridget Coffey, Nikki Annenburg and Brianno Gallo contributed in a big way to the win. Divers Renee Salois and Reece Donahue helped clinch the Hiller victory. ~ John Daley. Photo of Bridget Coffey, above, by John Daley.
Candidate Withdraws from Consideration
The Hopkinton School Committee has been
notified by the New England School Development Council (NESDEC),
that after being chosen for the Superintendent position for the
Norton Public Schools, Joseph Baeta has decided to withdraw from
the Hopkinton search.
Paul H. Coyne
Paul H. Coyne, formerly of Hopkinton, MA passed away on January 9, 2013 in Bonita Springs, Florida. He was predeceased by his parents Agnes and Anthony Coyne of Dorchester, MA and his son Edward Paul Coyne, his sister Margaret O’Brien, his brothers Joseph and Leo Coyne and his stepdaughter Pamela Casler Curley of Holliston, MA.
Paul is survived by his beloved wife Barbara Hill Casler Coyne; his stepson Dr. Stephen Casler of Meadville, PA; brother John (Blanche) Coyne of Milton, MA, granddaughters Nicole Pamela (Robert) Leventry of Carver, MA and Megan Barbara Curley of Holliston, MA, two great-grandchildren, Ryan and Madison Leventry and many nieces and nephews; Butler, Coyne, DeWolfe, Klinkhamer, Hall, Hill, Garcia/O’Brien, Seto and O’Brien.
Paul was born in Dorchester, MA, on April 19, 1928, graduated HS Commerce in 1945 and was awarded a BS from Boston University in 1957. He served in the US Army during World War II and in the Korean Conflict 1950/51. His professional career covered 15 years as Director of Administration at Ewen Knight Corp., Natick, MA followed by twenty years of Federal Service with US Dept of Transportation, Cambridge, MA and Department of the Army, retiring in 1990 as Deputy Director of Acquisition at the Army Research, Development and Engineering Center, Natick, MA. Among numerous awards he received was the prestigious Army Meritorious Civilian Service Medal.
Paul was a life member of the DAV, the VFW, Post 4254, Bonita Springs, FL and was an AARP Tax-Aide in Bonita Springs since 1994.
A memorial service and internment will be held at a later date at Lake Grove Cemetery, Holliston, MA. Arrangements by Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com
Hopkinton 60, Medway 59
Hank Rudden scores a dramatic three-pointer at buzzer to win game by one point
January 11, 2013 — Above, Hank Rudden (#21). left. watches his three-point shot drop through the net as the buzzer sounds in the last shot of the game, bringing Hopkinton one point ahead of what many thought was clinch for Medway, which had been ahead 59-57. There were less than three seconds on the game clock when the Hillers got the ball, and Rudden gambled for the win rather than a tie with a two-point shot.
Pandemonium broke out as the Hopkinton fans came alive and the Hiller team bench emptied and swarmed Rudden (below); and loyal and vocal Medway fans; and parental fans left dejected after believing they had won.
Updated Friday, January 11, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2012
10:22 pm Officer
William Burchard arrested Candice N. Blackmore, 22, of East Main
Street, Milford, on East Main Street and charged her with Marked
Lanes Violation and OUI Liquor, 2nd Offense.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
11:50 pm Officer Linda Higgins checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on West Main Street.
9:58 pm Officer William Burchard assisted the Ashland Police Department with a motor vehicle stop on Cross Street.
5:58 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil responded to a minor motor vehicle accident without personal injury on South Street.
5:06 pm Officer William Burchard assisted a disabled motor vehicle on Main Street.
2:35 pm Officer Patrick O'Brien assisted a disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street.
1:22 pm Officer Gregg DeBoer responded to a minor motor vehicle accident on South Street.
5:53 am A caller reported that a tree limb was down, blocking part of East Street. Officer Thomas Griffin responded to assist.
4:34 am A motorist reported that he struck a tree that was in the roadway on Chestnut Street. Officer Thomas Griffin responded and removed the tree from the road.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
9:50 pm Officer William Burchard stopped a motor vehicle on East Main Street and subsequently arrested a 22 year old female from Milford and charged her with Marked Lanes Violation and OUI Liquor, 2nd Offense.
8:08 pm A motorist reported that they hit a deer on East Main Street. Officer William Burchard responded to assist.
5:55 pm A caller from Wedgewood Drive reported that his house alarm went off and a vehicle left his driveway. Two officers checked the area with a negative find.
2:23 pm A Valleywood Road resident reported past credit card fraud.
12:52 pm Officer Philip Powers requested an ambulance at the High School.
12:17 pm Officer Patrick O'Brien checked a motor vehicle on Parkwood Drive.
11:23 am Officer Gregg DeBoer checked on an an individual ice fishing off of Cedar Street.
11:05 am A 911 caller reported a strong odor of natural gas on West Main Street. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and assisted the Fire Department.
11:04 am A 911 caller reported a strong odor of natural gas on East Main Street. Officer David Shane responded to assist the Fire Department.
8:15 am The Ashland Police Department requested assistance with searching for a motor vehicle on Pleasant Street. Two officers responded but were canceled while in route by the Ashland Police Department.
Friday, January 11th
4 - 7 PM
Tasty and Inexpensive Wines
This week, we have an all red tasting. These wines are new to Hopkinton Wine, inexpensive, and really tasty. We have a Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon, a pair of Grenache wines from Calatayud, Spain, and a fun red blend from the Central Coast.
NO ADVANCE APPOINTMENT.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO STOP BY 77 WEST MAIN STREET AND HAVE A TASTE 4-7 PM TODAY
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Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone Announces That He Will Not Seek
Reelection To A Third Term As DA
This evening, Middlesex District Attorney
Gerry Leone (file photo) told the staff of the Middlesex
District Attorney’s Office, at an office-wide annual awards and
recognition ceremony, that he will not seek reelection in 2014
to a third term as Middlesex District Attorney.
Lately I have been asked by several
people in our office, and several people outside the office,
about my personal plans for the immediate future.
Editor's Note: The above was received this evening as a press release from the Middlesex District Attorney's office. Gerry Leone is a Hopkinton resident.
Shapes of Things
January 10, 2013 — A lone worker at the Wood Partners' apartment site at Legacy Farms this evening cast a silhouette above the roof trusses against the south western sky as one building after another shows great progress toward completion.
Downtown Design Ready for Prime Time
25% design available for review
Thursday, January 17th from 10:00 to 11:00 am
EDITOR'S NOTE: Above is a small excerpt from the design to be submitted to the state for approval. It shows new dedicated lanes, bumpouts, islands, and less available parking. The actual design encompasses the area of Main Street from Ash to Wood.
The Town is providing an opportunity for
those who are interested in reviewing the 25% Project Design, as
recommended by the DISC, with the Town Engineer, DPW Director
and Director of Land Use Planning and Permitting.
David Daltorio, P.E.
RUNNERS: 2013 BAA HOPKINTON
MARATHON NUMBER IS AVAILABLE NOW – ACT QUICKLY
An official BAA Hopkinton Marathon Number is available through the Town’s Hopkinton 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee.
Applicant must raise $2,500 (more is great) all of which will support the town’s 300th Anniversary
· Applicant must pay the BAA’s Registration Fee separately to the BAA
If interested contact email@example.com for further details.
Wake Up Call
January 10, 2013 — A Mayhew Street family must have been more than a little shocked to hear this come crashing down. The other side of the story is below. Thanks to George Robinson for the photo and the tip.
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