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Support for Ellen Scordino

To the Editor:


This year, Hopkinton voters have a candidate running for School Committee who offers a fresh perspective. Her name is Ellen Scordino. I have had the pleasure of meeting Ellen at several civic and school events, and have gotten to know her as a person and candidate. Ellen offers a new voice, and a respect for taxpayers’ hard earned dollars, while supporting our top-notch school system.


Ellen is a dedicated mother of two, a former scientist, and practicing patent attorney. As a School Committee member, I feel she will bring to the role the aspirations of a parent, the objectivity of a scientist, and the pragmatism of an attorney. Ellen is not a member of the educational establishment, nor looking to preserve the status quo. She represents the positive change that many parents and taxpayers seek.


I am backing Ellen's campaign in all ways possible and encourage supporters of fresh ideas, fiscal prudence, and excellent schools to vote for Ellen Scordino on May 20, 2013


Frank Sivo

14 Stone Crossing Way

April 23, 2013



SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2013, 7:00 P.M.


The Rivers Symphony Orchestra, a chamber orchestra in Weston, MA conducted by David Tierney, concludes its concert season with a performance on Sunday, May 5, 2013, 7 p.m., in New England Conservatory’s acoustically superb Jordan Hall. 


The concert will feature movements from five concertos highlighting the exceptional talent connected with The Rivers School Conservatory in Weston, MA.

The concert opens with Khachaturian’s Concerto for Violin featuring Sally Gorski and closes with Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto highlighting her twin sister, Sasha Gorski.  Sally and Sasha are seniors at The Rivers School studying with Magdalena Richter.  They began studying violin at the age of five with their mother who is also a violinist.  Both will be attending the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London majoring in violin performance in the fall.  Sally Gorski commented, “I love the Khachaturian [Concerto] because the orchestration is so fun and energetic … it’s a really interesting to play and put together even though it can be very technically and musically challenging.”


Cynthia Meyers, piccolo player for the Boston Symphony will perform Vivaldi’s Concerto in C, followed by Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor, performed by her son, Andrew Laven.  Ms. Meyers has been in the Boston Symphony since 2006 and previously served at the principal piccolo of the Houston Symphony for nine years.  Her son, Andrew Laven, currently studies with RSC faculty member, Ronald Lowry and is a senior at Wayland High School.  Andrew will be attending Eastman School of Music in the fall to continue his cello studies.


Also on the program is Walton’s Concerto for Viola performed by Lauren Brown.  Lauren is a senior at The Rivers School and 2012-2013 recipient of the Project STEP Kravitz Scholarship awarded to one student each year.  She began her viola studies at the age of five through Project STEP, an organization which identifies and nurtures musically talented children from underrepresented Boston communities.  She commented, “the most interesting thing about the concerto I’m performing is all the different levels of emotions in the piece and how they are produced, either by a change in tempo, dynamics, or technique needed to play that section of the piece.”  


Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for seniors, and free for students.  To purchase tickets contact The Rivers School Conservatory at 781-235-6840.  New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall is located at 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA 02115.



 Support for Amy Rittebusch


I am writing to support Amy Ritterbusch for Hopkinton School Committee.  I have worked with Amy in School Council for several years and find her to be calm, contentious and forward thinking.  Amy has a sound history of consistently volunteering her time and efforts to our schools.  She has spear-headed several initiatives especially around home to school communication and parent involvement in the schools.  Amy represents a balance of maintaining high expectations for our academic standards along with fiscal responsibility.  Amy Ritterbusch will be a sound choice for school committee who will transition into the role seamlessly.  Please join me in supporting Amy on May 20th


Diane Bird

9 Hearthstone Rd

April 23, 2013



On Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 12:30, the Senior Center Vintage Quilters group is sponsoring a quilt trunk show for all who are interested.  The trunk show will feature the work of Maureen Bird from Holliston.  Maureen is a master quilter, and will show many of her quilts and discuss their construction and history

Maureen has been sewing all her life. She has experience in clothing construction, including bridal and home dec. She began quilting in her early 20’s and is mostly self -taught.  All kinds of quilts interest her but she has a particular fondness for scrap quilts and appliqué. Maureen believes that quilting should be fun and that each quilt is an opportunity to learn something.


Maureen has been a member of a local guild for more than 18 yrs where she has organized many projects and taught numerous workshops. She has also taught at several local quilt shops where her classes have been well received.


Maureen lives in Holliston, MA with her husband and two grown sons. When she is not sewing she enjoys running and recently completed her first marathon.

This trunk show is sponsored by Vintage Quilters, and is free and open to all.


FBI Gives Boston Back

 April 23, 2013 — During an informal ceremony, the FBI’s Evidence Response Team handed the crime scene area on Boylston Street back over to the city of Boston. Above, FBI Boston Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers thanks personnel from several federal, state, and local agencies for their tireless work in the case. FBI Photo.


Marian T. Ryan Appointed Middlesex District Attorney


    WOBURN --  Marian T. Ryan has been appointed to be the next Middlesex District Attorney by Governor Deval Patrick.


“I am humbled by the responsibility which the Governor has entrusted to me,” said Ryan.  “I am thrilled to be leading the Office where I have spent my entire professional career and I look forward to continuing its long tradition of excellence.”  


            Ryan has worked as a Middlesex County assistant district attorney for more than thirty years.  She has risen through the ranks of the office, serving under 5 different District Attorneys, as a District Court supervisor, a Superior Court trial team captain, and as the Chief of the Domestic Violence and Elder/Disabled Units.  Most recently, she has served as General Counsel and Chief of the Elder and Disabled Unit under former District Attorney Gerry Leone.


            Throughout her career, she has prosecuted hundreds of cases, including that of Walter Emery, a case which had remained unsolved for more than 20 years until he was convicted in 2007 for the murder of a mother of three. She has also briefed and argued more than 40 cases in the Appeals Court and the Supreme Judicial Court. 


Ryan has been a passionate advocate for the most vulnerable victims, including the elderly and developmentally disabled people who have been taken advantage of financially and physically abused. 


            She has also been actively engaged in the Office’s outreach and training efforts, and has developed and led programs on work place violence prevention and school safety.

            Ryan has been an adjunct professor at Emmanuel College and Wentworth Institute, and is currently teaching at Lasell College.


            She is a graduate of Boston College Law School and a past recipient of the school’s David S. Nelson Public Service Award.  She received her undergraduate degree from Emmanuel College.


            Ryan lives in Belmont with her husband, and has 2 children.

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Center School Principal Appointed


Hopkinton, MA



Hopkinton Interim Superintendent, Dr. Steven Hiersche, is pleased to announce that he has appointed Lauren Dubeau as Center School’s next principal.


Ms. Dubeau holds a Master of Education degree in Early Childhood Education from Worcester State College, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Westfield State College.  She is currently the Principal for the Simonian Center for Early Learning, Sutton Public Schools in Sutton, MA.  She began her career in education as a special education preschool teacher in Sutton Public Schools.


Ms. Dubeau will assume her new role on July 1, 2013.

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Support for Ellen  Scordino

Dear Editor,

Dr. Hiersche indicated during the ‘State of the Schools’ that one of our greatest challenges as a school district is maintaining our current level of excellence.  To stay at the top of our game we need a School Committee that not only welcomes ideas, concerns and questions, but more importantly provides feedback and engages the community to create solutions that the town as a whole will support.


As a working mom and civic-minded attorney, Ellen Scordino will bring a fresh perspective and professional approach to the School Committee.  She is committed to open dialogue, increased transparency, and fiscal responsibility.  In our experience, Ellen has a unique ability to cut through noise and focus on the problem at hand.  This is exactly what we need to remove bottlenecks and advocate for our children’s education in Hopkinton.

For these reasons, we are voting for Ellen on May 20th, and we hope you will do the same.


Thank you,

Kelly Knight and Alain Lavelanet

1 Ledgestone Drive

April 22, 2013


  Help Wanted

    Sandy Beach Lifeguards

            The Town of Hopkinton Parks and Recreation Department is looking for qualified seasonal lifeguards for the Town Beach.  The position is a 30-36 hour week

 and starts June 29th to August 18th, 2013. The position has the following requirements*.

  • Lifeguard Training

    • American Red Cross Lifeguard Training; or

    • YMCA Lifeguarding

  • First Aid

    • American Red Cross Community First Aid & Safety; or

    • American Red Cross Standard First Aid; or

    • National Safety Council "Green Cross" 8 Hour First Aid course

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

    • American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer / AED; or

    • American Heart Association CPR for the Health Care Provider issued within the last year.

·         *Applicants need only possess one of the listed certifications in each category.

Sandy Beach Head Lifeguard

                The Town of Hopkinton Parks and Recreation Department is looking for a qualified seasonal Head Lifeguard for the Town Beach.  The position is a 36- 40 hour week and starts June 29th to August 18, 2013. The position has the following requirements.

Candidate must have minimum certification requirements applicable to all lifeguards.

  • Be at least 18 years old; and

  • Possess at least one season (10 weeks) of full-time or equivalent part time lifeguarding experience

  • Possess certification in the American Red Cross Head Lifeguarding module; and

  • Possess current certification as an American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor.

  • Experienced Swimming Lesson Instructor


Applicants interested in any of the above positions should fill out a preliminary application found on the Parks and Recreation website www.hopkintonma.gov/home/department/parks or call Jennifer Floyd at (508) 497-9750


 LAX in NH


Left, members of Hopkinton's U11 Select Lacrosse team prior to their game with Granite State. From left to right: Connor Murphy, Anthony DiPietro , Reilly DelPonte, and Owen Arnold

On Saturday, April 20th, Hopkinton’s U11 Select Lacrosse team played against Granite State, a team from Southern New Hampshire.    The U11 Select team is comprised of 3rd grade and 4th grade boys who tried out for and made the team, giving them the opportunity to compete against teams from across New England. The Select program provides an additional playing opportunity for dedicated and experienced players to take their game to the next level by practicing and competing on a unified, town-based select team in regularly scheduled games against players from all over the state. Tryouts were held in the fall and the boys have been hard at work during the winter months to improve their fundamental lacrosse skills and enhance their team dynamic. Although Hopkinton did not win this particular contest, it was clear that each player gave his all to the game and fought hard against a formidable opposing team. Moving forward, HopLax has another chance to claim victory at its next game on Saturday April 27th.


Support for Ellen Scordino

Dear Editor,


Thank you for the opportunity for us to publically endorse Ellen Scordino for school committee. 


As we strive to have the best educational opportunities and facilities for our children, we believe Ellen brings to the table a fresh positive voice.  Ellen will strive for a fiscally responsible platform while serving the needs of the town and our children.  As a successful business leader she has been recognized in 2012 by the Boston Business Journal as one of the 40 under 40 winners who are seen as the next generation of business and community leaders. She is a dedicated mother of two young children who grew up in a small Massachusetts town similar to Hopkinton with established leadership problem solving skills. Ellen will proactively work for our school system with a priority for fiscal responsibility to all our tax payers.  Ellen sees the importance and responsibility the school committee has to the entire community to support the best for our youth while striving to serve the community with the most cost effective solutions.   She has been an active volunteer in our community from HPTA, PJB, youth sports, the library and even spending time at our senior center including kicking up her heals at their recent sock hop.


To learn more about Ellen Scordino’s positive independent and fiscally responsible platform visit her website.

We encourage you to join us on May 20th casting your vote for Ellen Scordino for school committee.


Darlene & Michael Hayes

1 Third Road

April 22, 2013



FBI Press Release

Suspect in Boston Marathon Attack Charged with Using a Weapon of Mass Destruction


WASHINGTON—Attorney General Eric Holder announced today that Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, a U.S. citizen and resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction against persons and property at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, resulting in the death of three people and injuries to more than 200 people.

In a criminal complaint unsealed today in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Tsarnaev is specifically charged with one count of using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction (namely, an improvised explosive device, or IED) against persons and property within the United States resulting in death and with one count of malicious destruction of property by means of an explosive device resulting in death. The statutory charges authorize a penalty, upon conviction, of death or imprisonment for life or any term of years. Tsarnaev had his initial court appearance today from his hospital room.

“Although our investigation is ongoing, today’s charges bring a successful end to a tragic week for the city of Boston and for our country,” said Attorney General Eric Holder. “Our thoughts and prayers remain with each of the bombing victims and brave law enforcement professionals who lost their lives or suffered serious injuries as a result of this week’s senseless violence. Thanks to the valor of state and local police, the dedication of federal law enforcement and intelligence officials, and the vigilance of members of the public, we’ve once again shown that those who target innocent Americans and attempt to terrorize our cities will not escape from justice. We will hold those who are responsible for these heinous acts accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”

“The events of the past week underscore in stark terms the need for continued vigilance against terrorist threats both at home and abroad,” said John Carlin, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security. “Friday’s arrest and today’s charges demonstrate what can be achieved by a collaborative, ‘round-the-clock response involving law enforcement officers, intelligence professionals, prosecutors, and the general public.”

“Today’s charges are the culmination of extraordinary law enforcement coordination and the tireless efforts of so many, including ordinary citizens who became heroes as they responded to the call for help in the hours and days following the Marathon tragedy,” said Carmen Ortiz, U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. “The impact of these crimes has been far-reaching, affecting a worldwide community that is looking for peace and justice. We hope that this prosecution will bring some small measure of comfort both to the public at large and to the victims and their families that justice will be served. While we will not be able to comment on any possible communications between the suspect and law enforcement at this time, as a general rule, the government will always seek to elicit all the actionable intelligence and information we can from terrorist suspects taken into our custody.”

“The events of this week have moved at a breakneck pace. Yet the one consistent element of this investigation has been the collective efforts of our law enforcement and intelligence partners, working side-by-side, day and night, to identify and find those responsible for this attack, while keeping the public safe,” said Rick DesLauriers, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Boston Division. “We are grateful to the American people for their assistance; we would not be successful without their trust and support. We will continue to investigate this matter with the greatest diligence and expediency, and we will do all that we can to protect those we serve.”

“Friday night’s capture of the suspect brought immediate relief to a community from a public safety viewpoint. However, much work remains and many questions require answers. Today’s charges represent another step on the long road toward justice for the victims of these crimes. On behalf of the citizens of this great commonwealth, the Massachusetts State Police will continue to work diligently with our federal and local partners to bring this defendant to justice for his alleged acts and ensure the public’s safety,” said Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police.

“Finding the alleged perpetrators of this savage act of terrorism four days after the attack on the city of Boston was a herculean effort and shows the true cooperation and dedication of the law enforcement community,” said Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis. “We were relentless in our pursuit of the suspects. The arrest of Tsarnaev and today’s charges should send a clear message to those who look to do us harm, the entire law enforcement community will go after you, find you, and bring you to justice.”

This investigation was conducted by the FBI’s Boston Division, the Boston Police Department, the Massachusetts State Police, and member agencies of the Boston Joint Terrorism Task Force, which is composed of more than 30 federal, state, and local enforcement agencies, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations; U.S. Marshals Service; U.S. Secret Service; the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority; and others. In addition, the Watertown Police Department; the Cambridge Police Department; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Police Department; the Boston Fire Department; the National Guard; and police, fire, and emergency responders from across Massachusetts and New England played critical roles in the investigation and response.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys William Weinreb and Aloke Chakravarty from the Anti-Terrorism and National Security Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts, with assistance from the Counterterrorism Section of the Justice Department’s National Security Division.

The public is reminded that charges contained in an indictment or criminal complaint are merely allegations and that defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


A Moment of Silence

April 22, 2013 — Members of the Boston Athletic Association, which operates the Boston Marathon, showed their respects at the Start line in Hopkinton today at 2:50 pm for the victims of the Marathon bombers, joining with countless others across the state with a moment of silence. As they walked away, the bell tower at St. John the Evangelist Church on Church Street tolled in memoriam, and parents with children on the Common watched as their children frolicked, enjoying the freedoms that Massachusetts in particular celebrated one week ago.

They are at Cookie's Corner, so named for the late Cookie Kumlin, a Town of Hopkinton employee who took care of the area year round.


Below, the makeshift memorial at the Hopkinton Common to the Marathon Bombing victims continues to grow.



Police Incident/Arrest Log

Updated Monday, April 22, 2013


The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

5 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

1 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Check.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

1 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.


Arrest Log

Friday, April 19, 2013

12:41 am Officer John Moran arrested Joseph Albert Robert, 44, of Hayden Rowe Street, on Route 495 and charged him with Speeding in Violation of Special Regulation, Negligent Operator of a Motor Vehicle and OUI Liquor.


Incident Log

Sunday, April 21, 2013

9:38 pm Officer William Burchard spoke with the operator and passengers of a motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street regarding suspicious activity.

5:20 pm A caller reported that a motor vehicle was all over the road on West Main Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area with a negative find.

7:39 am Officer John Moran spoke with workers on East Main Street regarding a violation of a town by-law.


Saturday, April 20, 2013

5:57 pm A caller reported that there was a vehicle on the side of Wood Street and someone walking in the woods with a bucket. Officer Robert Bielecki spoke with someone texting on the side of the road but could not locate anyone walking in the woods.

1:55 pm A resident of John Matthew Road reported hearing a load bang and possible foot steps inside the residence. Two officers responded and advised that all was normal.

10:37 am A West Elm Street resident reported that someone was in the woods behind his house. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and spoke with a surveyor.

Friday, April 19, 2013

6:13 pm A caller from Huckleberry Road reported that there was a suspicious motor vehicle from out of town in their neighbors driveway. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and advised that it was a delivery vehicle.

3:39 pm A resident of Canterbury Lane reported that rocks on their property were spray painted. Officer Robert Bielecki responded and took a report.

12:53 pm A caller from Pheasant Hill reported that a male, who he was not expecting, was knocking on his door. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and advised that it was a missed communication, the person was scheduled for a meeting at the residence.

10:24 am A motorist reported that a blue Toyota Corolla in front of him was operating erratically on Main Street. Officer Thomas Griffin responded but was unable to locate the vehicle.

10:12 am A Carriage Hill Road resident reported that a gray van stopped in front of her house, then a tan sedan arrived, and both of the vehicles pulled into the driveway two doors down. Two officers responded and located the vehicles but advised that there was no one around them or in the area.

Fifteen Hours Later

April 22, 2013 — Above, Mike Fredette works the iron machine while Jeff Pyne offers support on Elm Street 15 hours after 7  workers responded to the break of a 12" water main that interrupted water service in the entire area during the repair.

Water/Sewer manager Eric Carty said this morning that people should be sure their water is not discolored before using it.


From the Water Department:

The Hopkinton Water Department would like to update our customers on the water main break that occurred Sunday night.  Crews made Repairs to the water main in the early morning hours of Monday. After the trenches were backfilled and the roads were open, we began to flush hydrants in areas that were experiencing discoloration from the break.    Please be advised that you may still see some occasional discoloration as the water moves through the system to and from the water tanks.

 We ask you to please check your water before using it, especially if you are planning to do laundry.  If you see persistent discoloration coming from your hot water, you may need to flush your hot water tank with the faucet located at the bottom to help clear your pipes. Crews will continue to check hydrants throughout the affected area today.

We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Eric J. Carty

Water-Sewer Manager



Support for Ellen Scordino

To the Editor:

Hopkinton is known for its excellence in education and is consistently ranked among the best public schools in the nation. The quality and integrity of our community leaders is critical in keeping our town and education system moving in the right direction.


Therefore, on May 20th, we will be enthusiastically supporting Ellen Scordino for School Committee. As a businesswoman, Ellen is a clear, critical thinker who will bring a positive, fiscally responsible drive to the School Committee. As a parent of two young children, she has a personal investment in maintaining the quality of our local schools. Her passion for excellence in education will keep us on the right path.


We hope you will join us on May 20th in voting for Ellen Scordino for School Committee.


Peter & Carolyn Johnson

6 Tiffany Trail

April 22, 2013


Time to Sell the Plants

April 22, 2013 — Hopkinton Garden Club member Dolores Ivester readies some plants at EMC Park to prepare for sale at the club's annual plant sale on May 18, 2013.

Support for Amy Ritterbusch

Dear Editor:

I’m writing to express my strong support for Amy Ritterbusch, who is running for School Committee in the upcoming Hopkinton town election.  I have had the opportunity to work closely with Amy over the last 7 years during her role as a volunteer leader with Cub Scout Pack 26 and Boy Scout Troop 1.  I’ve observed firsthand her tireless dedication and commitment to the youth of our town.  Amy brings a refreshing level of enthusiasm to every planning meeting and is always the one who goes the extra step to thoroughly research an issue beforehand and bring forward common sense solutions for discussion.  She is a strong communicator who knows how to frame up an issue, listen and respond appropriately to alternative points of view, and help work towards a consensus that makes sense for all.  


As a parent with school age children I have a vested interest in helping choose a School Committee representative that will exercise good judgment on our behalf and know that Amy has both the qualifications and abilities to help guide our school system in the right direction.


Please join me in voting for Amy Ritterbusch for School Committee on May 20th.  Thank you for your consideration.


William Harrison

5 Longwood Drive

April 22, 2013


Little League Parade 2013, and more...
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          The mission of the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund is to generate increased public support for the law enforcement profession by permanently recording and appropriately commemorating the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers; and to provide information that will help promote law enforcement safety.  National Police Week is a collaborative effort of many organizations dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of America’s law enforcement community.

          This year, two members of the Hopkinton Police Department, Officers Aaron O’Neil and William Burchard, will be participating in the Police Unity Tour (www.policeunitytour.com) to honor the 129 officers who died in the line of duty for 2012.  The primary purpose of this four day, three-hundred and twenty mile bicycle ride is to raise awareness of Police Officers who have died in the line of duty.  The secondary purpose is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum.  During our time in Washington D.C., we will be visiting and paying our respects to our fallen brother and sister officers.

          Each participant riding in the Police Unity Tour event, which begins in New Jersey and ends in Washington D.C., is responsible for raising approximately $2,000.00.  We are asking for your support in helping to defray some of the cost each rider is responsible for raising.  If you or your organization would like to make a tax-deductible (Police Unity Tour Tax ID #22-3530541) donation to support this honorable cause, please fill out the attached sponsor form.  Any charitable donation you or your organization can offer will help bring us one step further to representing the Town of Hopkinton and our Police Department at the Law Enforcement Candlelight Vigil during National Police Week 2013.

 http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/HPDRides/2013-police-unity-tour---chapter-I OR

To help or learn more, click here for the entire letter, contact information and donation form.


One Fund Boston, Mayor Menino, and Governor Patrick Call for Moment of Silence at 2:50 p.m. ET on Monday Afternoon

One Minute of Silence Followed by Ringing of Bells Across the Region

BOSTON - Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Governor Deval L. Patrick, and One Fund Boston are calling upon Boston and all communities across the Commonwealth to join together in a Moment of Silence on Monday afternoon, exactly one week following the Boston Marathon bombings.


The minute of silence will take place at 2:50 p.m. ET to honor the victims of the attacks and their families. It will be followed by the ringing of bells throughout Boston and the Commonwealth.


Mayor Menino and Governor Patrick are humbled by the support shown by the public and the business community, and they continue to encourage everyone to visit www.onefundboston.org   to make a donation to help the victims of this tragedy.


Green Monster Banner

April 21, 2013 — The Green Monster turned red, white an blue during the playing of the national anthem yesterday prior to the Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park in Boston. Photo by Brent Heavey.



Little League Parade 2013
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April 21, 2013 — This year's Little League parade went off without a hitch, after having been changed to a gathering at the High School and a parade to EMC Park, a more secure route and field. See a gallery of photos by clicking HERE or on the screenshot below.


Atlas Travel - Easier travel — Better management
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Public Hearing Monday on proposed two story
6,690 sq. ft. commercial building with retail and office space

April 21, 2013 — A Public Hearing will be held by the Planning Board on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 7:30 pm in Room 211 at Town Hall to consider the site plan review of a proposed two-story retail/office building on a 3/4 acre oddly-shaped lot between Elm and West Main Streets. The plan includes a Dunkin' Donuts, as well as access from both Elm and West Main Streets. Although the donut shop is shown, food is not allowed at drive-through windows under any circumstances under current Town of Hopkinton zoning. The principal individual behind the effort owns several Dunkin' Donuts; in Hopkinton Ashland, Holliston, Framingham, Natick, Sherborn and Milford