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Meet SC Candidate Ellen Scordino

May 5, 2013, 4-6:00 pm


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Philip Powers Jr. Deployed to Afghanistan


On April 20, 2013 Philip Powers Jr. of 44 Grove Street, Hopkinton was deployed with the 344th Military Police Company Army Reserve unit.  A deployment ceremony was held in Hartford, CT and upon departure, the unit traveled to Ft. Bliss, TX for preparedness training until departure in June to Afghanistan.


Philip is a graduate of Hopkinton High School, Class of 2009 and this spring, completed his junior year at Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, MA where he is studying Criminal Justice.


SENATOR IN CONGRESS Precinct 1 Precinct 2 Precinct 3 Precinct 4 Total
Blanks 0 0 0 0 0
Stephen F. Lynch 74 75 81 47 277
Edward J. Markey 149 151 106 123 529
Write In- ALL OTHERS 0 0 0 0 0
Daniel B. Winslow 0 1 0 0 1
Total 223 227 187 170 807
SENATOR IN CONGRESS Precinct 1 Precinct 2 Precinct 3 Precinct 4 Total
Blanks 0 1 0 1 2
Gabriel E. Gomez 76 57 46 58 237
Michael J. Sullivan 51 55 58 46 210
Daniel B. Winslow 7 17 11 13 48
Write In- ALL OTHERS 0 0 0 0 0
Total 134 130 115 118 497
Hopkinton High School

Save the Day

Friday May 3rd


In honor of Hopkinton High School senior Emily Day and her fight against Hodgkin's Lymphoma, the class of 2013 is hosting Save the Day. Friends of Emily's have sold over 650 Save the Day t-shirts to raise money for Dana Farber in support of a road race that they will be running in June. 


On Friday, hairdresser Ann-Michele Dragsbaek, owner of Ann-Michele's Uptown Hair Design in Hopkinton will be volunteering her time to give a few folks a new look.


History teachers Shannon Allberry and Sara Williams, and science teacher Liz Petruska will all be donating their hair. Science teacher Bryan King and several members of the boys lacrosse team will be shaving their heads and school resource officer, Phil Powers, will be shaving off his mustache!


Also during lunches (10:45am-12pm) on Friday, Team Emily wristbands will be sold for $3 and additional t-shirts will be sold ($10).

Special thanks to Barry Shore and Scott Siegel (from J W Ritchie) for getting us the t-shirts at cost, Brian Siegel from Quatiles Printscott for donating the cost of the printing and shipping of the shirts. 

Any questions, please contact class advisors Diane Maillet dmaillet@hopkinton.k12.ma.us. Maxine Roberts mroberts@hopkinton.k12.ma.us




Joshua Hanna Receives Excellence in Education Award


At the recent 23rd annual Goldin Foundation Educators Forum hosted by the Walpole Public Schools, Joshua Hanna, Teacher and Social Studies Department Head at Natick High School, and Hopkinton native, was recognized for “Excellence in Education.”  Josh joined the group of distinguished educators, who since 1990 have been recognized by the Goldin Foundation for Excellence in Education, for making outstanding contributions in their classrooms, schools and communities.  He shared his experiences, projects, and insights with other teachers, administrators, parents, and members of local communities at the regional forum.


With passion, insight, and creativity, Josh motivates students and creates lessons that make material relevant to the students’ world and experience.  Two of his former students, who nominated him, summarize his impact on them.


Michael Russo states, “The reality of high school is that students label teachers.  Much of the time these labels can be false and misleading, because relations with teachers are personal.  In Joshua Hanna’s case, his title is never questioned.  He is simply ‘the man.’ Mr. Hanna created an environment where motivated students are challenged, yet no one gets left behind.  The environment is one where engaged students could bring new information to the table from the news or their own lives. Mr. Hanna challenged and discussed openly with these students, tying in material from the curriculum.  The students who were more reserved and just wanted to listen still were impacted heavily.  His thought-provoking statements and questions hit everyone in the class.” 


Senior Class Speaker Harsha Amaravedi notes, “We’ve learned skills that we can take everywhere. When I’m out in the world I know I will be able to derive a second degree polynomial and place my semi colons in between independent clauses.  But in all honesty, we have learned invaluable lessons.  Just sit in one class with Mr. Hanna and you feel enlightened.  I mean that guy knows the secrets to life.”



April 30, 2013 — The black bird has stolen something, perhaps an egg, apparently belonging to a smaller bird (arrow) which pestered it relentlessly for its return on Legacy Farms Road this afternoon.


We've Got Letters


Even though the Town Election is a little less than three weeks away, we encourage people to send their letters of support for their candidate for School Committee soon, because before each election, HopNews randomly cuts off letters to thwart the attempts of some to get in the last word; or to squeak a letter in at the last minute with charges that cannot be answered.
        As far as it is known, with these most recent letters, we have put up every one we have received. If you have sent one that did not get any pixels, please send it again now, because we did not get it.

Support for Ellen Scordino


I write to share our support of Ellen Scordino for the open seat on the School Committee.


With young children in Hopkinton’s school system, we have a dedicated interest in selecting the right person for the school committee position. We need a person with foresight who can best fulfill the needs of our community to ensure Hopkinton continues to grow as a top notch school system by the time today’s Center School students reach high school.


On a professional level, Ellen brings years of qualifications to our community. Last year Ellen was voted one of the Top Business Woman in Boston by Boston Business Journal. Our community can benefit from Ellen’s skills as an attorney and her ability to negotiate while asking the right questions. Her aptitude will allow us to diver deeper into issues to help uncover dollars and determine how our budget is best spent. She seeks multiple viewpoints and gets to the bottom of issues quickly.  She is one who will listen to opinions and work to get consensus.  Her attention to detail will ensure things get done in a timely and accurate manner.  She will also promote frank discussion and detailed reports.      


On a personal level, I appreciate Ellen’s blunt honesty and respect for others. Her positions are based on what she can do for the community. Ellen has a vested interest in the betterment of our schools as her young Center School children progress through Center, Elmwood, Hopkins, the middle school and finally high school. Ellen has foresight for the future to ensure Hopkinton remains a strong school system, resulting in strong real estate values.


Hopkinton would be lucky to have Ellen serve on our School Committee.


As proud parents of two children in Hopkinton Public Schools, we will be casting our votes for Ellen Scordino on May 20 and I encourage you to do the same.


Sherri and John Galego

24 Overlook Road

April 30,2013


  Support for Ellen Scordino


In 2012 the Boston Business Journal awarded Ellen Scordino one of it's 40 under 40 nominations. This prestigious award recognizes Boston's best and brightest young professionals who are achievers, innovators and leaders in their fields. These are all assets that would be valuable to our School Committee.


Ellen has stepped up and is asking for our votes on May 20th.  Hopkinton has a unique opportunity here to benefit from all that Ellen has to offer. We have had the pleasure of knowing Ellen for the past 3 years.  She is a dedicated mother of 2 young children and has a vested interest in ensuring the high quality of our schools.  For many of us, this was the reason we moved to Hopkinton.  Ellen has also stated that she is committed to providing accountability and fiscal responsibility while servicing the needs of our schools and the community at large.Ellen's fresh perspective and her professional negotiation and critical reasoning skills will have a positive impact on our School Committee.  We are excited about the possibilities that Ellen's election to the School Committee will bring. Please join us in voting for Ellen Scordino for the Hopkinton School Committee on May 20th. 

Ed Johnson & Anne Burtenshaw

132 Lumber St.

April 30, 2013



HopLax U9 Team White vs. Bellingham

Submitted by:  Austin Adams, student at Hopkinton High School

April 30, 2013 — Sunday marked the occasion of the first home game for Hopkinton Lacrosse’s U9 Team White who played against a newly formed team from Bellingham. The game was a tough matchup, with both sides trying to overcome strong defensive play and well-practiced players. Both teams played extremely well, but in the end Hopkinton was victorious with more goals scored by HopLax .  Some of the players who scored included Will Masterson, Wyatt Stevens, Luke Arnold, Aiden Colleary, and Jack Galanek.  These players, as well as their peers, played as if they had been at it for years, even though many picked up their first lacrosse stick only eight months before. This level of play so early in the season is a sign of good things to come for U9.

                Almost half of the U9 White team started playing lacrosse last fall in after school programs run by HopLax coaches at Hopkinton’s Center School.   The young players learned the fundamental Lacrosse skills that they used on Sunday to great effect. This early practice is likely the reason that these players, who are still relatively new to the game, played so well. The boys also displayed incredible teamwork and sportsmanship, more examples of how advanced they are as a unit at an early age.

U9’s next contest will be against Newton on Sunday May 5th.


Senior Living Residences, which operates Compass of Hopkinton, is proud to be a sponsor of the 2013 Understanding Dementia Care Seminar presented by Senior Helpers and the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.


The conference will feature nationally acclaimed dynamic speaker Teepa Snow who will conduct a 3-hour CEU presentation for professionals for only $35 ($20 if you don't need the CEUs), as well as a FREE seminar in the evening.


Please Join Us on Wednesday, May 29th
Lasell Village at Lasell College
de Witt Hall in the Winslow Academic Center
80 Maple Street, Auburndale, MA  02466   
Successful Interaction Strategies for Health Care Providers 
9am-12 noon ($35/$20)

A highly interactive session - learn skills and strategies to: 

  • Approach people with dementia safely and consistently
  • Provide verbal support to reduce distress
  • Improve social engagement
  • Reduce negative behaviors
  Virtual Dementia Tours (for professionals) 2pm - 4pm (FREE)

Essentials for Your Journey Together 5:30p-8:00p (FREE)  

This seminar, led by Senior Helpers & Teepa Snow, is for professional caregivers and families. You'll get concrete information on how to improve your communication and interactions with individuals with memory loss.

Twilight Time

April 30, 2013 — The understated sky at dusk last night gives the few lighted windows and portals of the Hopkinton Public Library a Thomas Kincade-esque glow about them, amidst period stonework of the type that abounds in his paintings.


Waxing and Waning

April 30, 2013 — Rarely are the magnolia and PJM Rhododendrons at the corner of Frankland Road and East Main Street in full bloom together as they were yesterday. The magnolia blossoms do not last long but are a brilliant herald of a new season. The PJM Rhody is a hybrid of a rhododendron and azalea developed at Weston Nurseries by Edmund V. Mezitt, son of Peter J. Mezitt and named to honor his father, the namesake of its current President. (This caption contains a corrected version).




Announcement Information for Hopkinton Public Schools

School Bus Transportation Program for the 2013-14 School Year


    Application for Hopkinton Public Schools school bus transportation program for the 2013-2014 school year is now open.


Letters are being mailed to parent(s)/guardian(s) of all students presently enrolled in grades K-11 in Hopkinton schools addressing each student’s eligibility for free or fee-based school bus transportation for the coming 2013-2014 school year.


The cost for a bus pass for the 2013-2014 school year is $190.00 per student with a family cap of $380.00.


This year’s deadline for applications to be received (or postmarked) by the Transportation office is Saturday, June 15, 2013.


After June 15, 2013, the cost for a bus pass increases to $260 with a family cap of $520, and these students will be placed on a waiting list based on the order in which their application and payment were received.


For complete information and details regarding student school bus transportation for the 2013-2014 school year including eligibility, application, fees, deadlines, payment options and much more, please visit the Hopkinton Public Schools district website under Transportation.


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts


Compiled  for HopNews.com by Eric Montville © 2013 All Rights Reserved

New Transactions from April 22, 2013 to April 29, 2013






7 Joseph Road Tony H.Nguyen, Chris N. Fredericks $655,000 April 26, 2013 Robert G Murphy Cheryl L Murphy
78 South Mill Street Jeremy M. Hartman, Lindsay Hartman $682,000 April 25, 2013 Constantine W. Velentzas, Danielle Velentzas
152 Spring Street Lindsee B. Falcone, Matthew R. Falcone $403,000 April 25, 2013 Elizabeth Nation
25 Briarcliff Drive John Sherffius, Stephanie Beth Sherffius $505,000 April 25, 2013 Caroline Almeda, Arnel Almeda
5 Courtney Circle Marisa Jones, Kevin V. Jones $620,000 April 24, 2013 Haoxyan Yan, Jianping Chao
68 Greenwood Road Andre W. Bouvier, Eileen M. Bouvier $779,000 April 22, 2013 Kel Kelly
Last Week
12 Lilac Court, Unit 14D Joyce Dorazio, Ronald C. Dorazio $233,000 April 17, 2013 Harold R. Dixon, HRD Nominee Trust
4 Leman Lane, Unit 2D Samir P. Petel $225,000 April 16, 2013 Bonnie J. McClements, Bonnie J. Kelley,
Thomas McClements
2 Patriots Boulevard, Unit A Erik Wahlberg, Sun Yun Wahlberg $321,000 April 9, 2013 Stagecoach Heights Realty LLC
13 Old Farm Road Neil Pickard, Clare Pickard $765,000 April 9, 2013 Erik J. Wahlberg, Sun Yun Wahlberg
Previous Week        
4 McNeil Circle, Unit 2 Debra S. Preis $374,900 April 5, 2013 William A. Depietri, Lumber Street I Realty Trust
5 & 11 West Elm Street Bruce D. Wheel, Maspenock Woods Realty Trust $1,395,000 April 5, 2013 West Elm Street Acquisition LLC
160 Lumber Street Stephen Smith, Kaitlin George $316,000 April 5, 2013 Wendy E. Grass
167 Lumber Street Martin F. Whitmore, Jessica V. Whitmore $735,000 April 4, 2013 Debra S. Hines, Colin M. Preis
14 Sanctuary Lane, Unit 27 Jill J. Sanford, Stephen P. Sanford $356,044 April 2, 2013 Weston Development Group Inc.


Hopkinton Public Library Foundation Announces “Pink Pint Night” -

Tickets on Sale Now


April 23, 2013, Hopkinton, Mass.  

Hopkinton Public Library Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce “Pink Pint Night,” a ladies night out to benefit the renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library.  The event will be held on May 9th, from 7:00 to 10:00 P.M., in the Parish Center of St. John’s Church in Hopkinton.  Sample 30 different varieties of beer in your own souvenir pink glass and enjoy food from local restaurants, including Marathon Restaurant, Tavolino, Oliva’s Market, 3 Restaurant, Mangia Pizzeria, Mexico City Taqueria, Not Your Average Joe’s, 5 Star Sweets, Dream Dinners, and more!  Also, browse and shop vendors of clothing, jewelry, accessories and home décor, and service providers offering massage, fitness, beauty, and finance.  Tickets are $40 per person and may be purchased at www.hopkintonpubliclibraryfoundation.org


Please note that this event is for adults aged 21 and over (please bring an I.D. to the event).  “Pink Pint Night” is expected to sell out, so get your tickets early!

Thank you to the generous sponsors of “Pink Pint Night:”  Gold Level Sponsors – Clarke Kitchen Resource Center and International Consulting Services; Silver Level Sponsors – Middlesex Savings Bank and Dawn Fall Aesthetics; Supporter Level Sponsors – Flight of the Baublery, Independent Stampin’ Up, Mariwear, Bags and Bling, Root & Branch, Hamilton Hair Studio, and Noonday Collection. 


To learn more about “Pink Pint Night” and the planned renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library, please visit the newly constructed HPLF website at www.hopkintonpubliclibraryfoundation.org .  There, you will find the new HPLF logo prompting us to “Honor Our Past, Build Our Future.”  You will also find information about the history and current status of the library renovation and expansion project. 


Police Incident/Arrest Log

Updated Friday, April 29, 2013


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

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

3 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

3 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

3 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

3 Times the Police participated in Community Relations or passenger safety.


Arrest Log

Sunday, April 28, 2013

2:05 am Officer John Moran placed an individual into Protective Custody on Hayden Rowe Street.


Incident Log

Sunday, April 28, 2013

5:06 pm A 911 caller reported a group of youths possibly shooting .22 rifles inside the quarry off of Lumber Street. Sgt. Michael Sutton responded and took a report of vandalism.

4:55 pm A walk-in reported numerous motor vehicles parked illegally on Hayden Rowe Street creating a hazard for emergency vehicles. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and issued one ticket.

11:37 am A caller reported that while riding her horse on Frankland Road she saw a male lying down, not moving on the side of a trail. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and transported the individual to Davis Road.

9:23 am A resident of Proctor Street reported that a vehicle went through their yard, striking a cement flower pot on the way through. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded to investigate.

1:41 am Officer John Moran placed an individual into Protective Custody on Hayden Rowe Street.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

9:54 pm A caller reported a bonfire and loud party on Scarlata Road. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area with a negative find.

8:56 pm The Milford Police Department reported an erratic operator which headed into Hopkinton, then into Holliston on Chestnut Street. Officer William Burchard stopped the motor vehicle in Holliston and stood by until Holliston Police Department arrived.

5:30 pm A walk-in from Jackson Street reported that a window in her home appeared to have been shot with a BB gun. Officer William Burchard responded to view the damage and take a report.

Friday, April 26, 2013

11:32 pm A resident reported that neighbors on West Main Street were having a bonfire/gathering and were too loud. Three officers responded and advised the residents to quiet down. The Fire Department was contacted to confirm that there was a permit for the fire.

8:29 pm A Main Street business owner spoke with Officer Gregg DeBoer regarding an internal business issue.

5:26 pm A caller from Avenue E reported that a past terminated ex-employee was observed driving on the property. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and advised the caller to do a formal no trespass notice.

4:41 pm A walk-in from Winter Street spoke with Officer Gregg DeBoer regarding his wallet being stolen from a motor vehicle then credit cards being used fraudulently.

12:21 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Thomas Griffin regarding possible credit card fraud.

7:20 am A motorist reported that a motor vehicle was all over the road on West Main Street. Officer Jacob Campbell checked the area with a negative find and the Upton Police Department was notified.

Choose the thumbnails to enjoy the most popular HopNews videos from April; and please pay special attention to "Run Boston Strong" by Amanda Maffei, which had over 700 views in just 3 days. Please copy the link to your facebook or other page, and share this heartfelt, uplifting Hopkinton message with as many people as possible.


Reminder - Real Estate Tax bills are due on Wednesday, May 1st.

You can get a copy of your bill and check your account balance by going

to Hopkintonma.gov.  Select View/Pay tax bills, follow directions to Invoice Cloud - Real Estate.


Annual Town Meeting Monday, May 6, 2013
See the Articles Tracker Here

April 28, 2013 — Last Tuesday, the Board of Selectmen went over the entire Town Warrant for 2013 that will open at the start of Town Meeting on May 6, 2013, and gave those articles within their purview a thumbs up or thumbs down by a  vote on each one by the entire board. The Articles Tracker is a simple way to see how the board voted on each one, and who sponsors each one.
     To see how the Articles are written, choose this link. Neither of the resources note the dollar amount of the Articles, but hopefully, the motions, which will note the amount, will be made available before the day of Town Meeting. If so, HopNews will alert readers.

       Below is a "draft" design for a plan to lease Bill's Pizza's parking area and expand it for parking to accommodate the expansion of the Hopkinton Public Library, which cannot move forward without another 20 or so spaces in hand. The lease with Bill's and other land owners will include easements and reciprocal agreements, but no dollar amount is noted in the document. 


Fire Danger High

April 28, 2013 — [3:45 pm] A stubborn brush fire persists at this time in the Clinton Street/Pheasant Hill/Waseeka Sanctuary area that firefighters have been chasing most of the afternoon. Firefighters from Hopkinton, Holliston, Ashland, Southborough, Milford, Hopedale and Framingham are on scene. UPDATE [5:00 pm]: Estimates of the area affected range from 14 to 40 acres and kept 33 firefighters busy, according to Fire Chief Ken Clark. They will continue to hose down areas and put out pockets that may pop up. In some cases, the fire spread close to or onto private property, just a few dozen feet from residences, like this one below on Pheasant Hill.


In the Mood

April 27, 2013 — Nancy and Bill MacMillan show off their dance moves at the Hopkinton High School Athletic Center to the sounds of  big band music in a well-attended event to benefit the Hopkinton 300th Celebration Committee.



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