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Surrounding Communities Group to Fight Milford Casino

May 23, 2013 — Representatives form the towns of Hopkinton, Ashland, Medway and Holliston met at Holliston Town Hall last night to continue to hammer out an inter-municipal agreement (IMA) that would define their purpose and allow them to pool their resources to fight unabashedly the siting of a casino in Milford. Their name, MetroWest Anti-Casino Coalition (MWACC) spells it out clearly.

        Hopkinton Selectman, Brian Herr, Hopkinton's liaison to the group, was elected chair unanimously last night. The goal of the group is for each member town contribute $25,000 to the cause, and have an IMA chiseled out and voted on between May 29 and June 5, during which time the respective town boards will meet.

        The coalition expects to have the final IMA ready for June 6, 2013.

       Hopkinton's Selectmen Chair Ben Palleiko took the lead  on Tuesday, making public a letter (Scroll down to read) to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission seeking the disqualification of the Foxwoods casino group from joining in the Milford casino effort, citing criminal backgrounds of some of the principals, as well as fiscal mismangement.


You Should See the Other Guy

May 23, 2013 — Stan Fior of Art's Towing was one of two wrecker operators who cleared the accident scene yesterday at the intersection of Chestnut and Hayden Rowe Streets that had traffic backed up the entire length of Hayden Rowe during the evening commute. The other vehicle was a Mercedes sedan  with front end damage. It was also towed from the scene.

Hopkinton vs King Phillip

May 22, 2013 — This Hiller girl fires one past the King Phillip goalie, demonstrating her athleticism, one of the reasons Hopkinton led by 8 points near the beginning of the second half.


Hopkinton 3, Westwood 2
Girls clinch Tri-Valley League title

May 22, 2013 — This Hiller girl shows focus and determination at the home courts today against Westwood.


Senator Spilka honored by Framingham State University as Citizen Laureate


(BOSTON) – On Sunday morning, May 19th Senator Karen Spilka was presented with the Citizen Laureate Award at the Framingham State University graduate commencement ceremony.  The award, given annually to an individual who has consistently supported the University, was awarded to Spilka in recognition of her advocacy on behalf of the MetroWest region.  President Flanagan (photo) praised Spilka for her leadership in advancing public transportation and strengthening public higher education in the Commonwealth. 


Accepting the award, she remarked on the importance of the University in her career. “In my many years as a MetroWest resident and legislator, I have had a long and extremely rewarding relationship with Framingham State University – we are truly partners in advancing higher education,” Spilka said. “FSU is a prime example of what makes my work as a public servant worthwhile: the opportunity to invest resources, creativity and new ideas into an institution that prepares the next generation for the challenges you will face in the 21st century.”


Later in the day Spilka addressed the thousands of students, faculty, families and friends gathered for Framingham State’s 174th undergraduate commencement ceremony to offer the formal Greetings Commonwealth of Massachusetts and introduce U. S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, the commencement speaker. 


Spilka said of Warren: “Elizabeth Warren’s hope is our hope – America’s hope – that we remain the land of unequaled opportunity, - that each of you will able to use your unique talents in the service of our country and our economy without being crippled by student debt and an increasingly unfair playing field - and that we will build a better tomorrow for ourselves and our children”

Senator Spilka represents the Second Middlesex and Norfolk district, comprised of the towns of Ashland, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway and Natick.  Through hard work, a keen ability to navigate complex issues, and a demonstrated commitment to advocating for her constituents, Spilka has risen to a leadership position in the Massachusetts legislature.  She currently serves as Majority Whip in the Senate and as chair of the Tech Hub and Biotech Caucuses.  She previously served as Senate chair of the Job Creation Commission, the Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies and the Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,400 students with 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a public university, Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.Contributed



Barbara E. Lechner, 60

Barbara E. Lechner, 60, of Hopkinton, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Friday, May 10, 2013 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Her passing followed a sudden and recent diagnosis of widespread cancer. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, she was the daughter of Dr. Edgar H. Lechner and the late Evelyn (Kroemer) Lechner.

A Hopkinton resident for the past 10 years, Barbara was a graduate of Summit School/St. Paul Academy in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was also a graduate of the University of Minnesota where she received a BA degree and was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority. She received a Master's Degree in College Counseling at Northeastern University and was a long-term employee at both Northeastern and M.I.T.

She is survived by her partner of 18 years, Joan W. Dugas of Hopkinton; her father, Dr. Edgar H. Lechner of St. Paul, Minnesota; a brother, Edward Lechner and his wife Jeanne of Tampa, FL; a nephew, Matthew Lechner and his wife Rebecca of Bloomington, Minnesota; her grand-nephews, Henry and Theodore Lechner; and an aunt, Elinor Yungbauer.

Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton,
www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com. An open memorial service will be held on Friday, June 14th at 3:00 p.m at Northeastern University in The SacredSpace, Ell Hall (2nd Floor). Family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and students are invited to attend. If attending memorial service, please RSVP Jessica Biron, Bironje@ccs.neu.edu or 617-373-5204

In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or 

Moderator's Citizen Award

May 22, 2013 — Town Moderator, Dr. Bruce Karlin, introduced Town Clerk Ann Click as recipient of the 2013 Moderator's Citizen Award at this year's Town Meeting. The gathering responded with a standing ovation, recognizing her 16 years as Town  Clerk, an elected position. Mrs. Click is the third member of her family to hold the position.

      Her father, Robert T. Nealon, started the tradition, holding the post from 1952 until 1972. Her mother, Mary "Bunny" Nealon, took over when he passed away and held the position until Mrs. Click was elected in 1997.

      At 8:00 am on Friday, May 24, 2013, Mrs. Click will swear in the recently elected Town Moderator, Dr. Karlin, after which time he will swear in Geri Holland, who was just elected to the Town Clerk position after having held the Assistant Town Clerk position since last year.

       When asked her favorite memory, Mrs. Click responded that it was when Mrs. Holland applied for the position of assistant. 

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton Massachusetts
Compiled for HopNews.com by Eric Montville © 2013 All Right Reserved
New Transactions from May 13, 2013 - May 22, 2013
Address Buyer Price Date Seller
53 Grove Street Phillip A. Kuehne $556,400 May 21, 2013 Greenstar Property Development LLC
26 Rocky Woods Road Matthew Lahair, Melisa Lahair 685,000 May 20, 2013 Brian T O'Keefe, Susan D O'keefe
8 Meserve Street Michael Manzella, Karen Stonemetz 203,000 May 17, 2013 Deborah L Wright, Maxine E Adams
87 Front Street Anthony D Gonzalez, Lauren M Gonzalez 355,000 May 17, 2013 Ryan Detzel, Angela Detzel, Angela Burrows
2 McDermott Lane Brian D. Midkiff, Michelle D. Midkiff 667,500 May 17, 2013 Richard P. Barbieri
22 Walcott Valley Drive, Unit 11 Alexander Potapov $145,000 May 16, 2013 Gail Sweatt
7 Jackson Street Scott Chase, Natalie F. Langlois $820,000 May 16, 2013 James C. Ryan, Angela M. Ryan
121 Ash Street Stephen D. Franks, Keryn A. Franks $508,000 May 16, 2013 Paul D. Gillin, Lori Robak
Last Week - No New Transactions
Previous Week
4 Sadie Lane Clifford Lim, Jessica Lim $870,000 May 3, 2013 Scott D. Van Ummersen, Janice M. Van Ummersen
4 McDermott Lane Christopher J. Masters, Genevieve Masters $725,000 May 2, 2013 Richard P. Barbieri
24 Highcroft Way, Unit 24 Beverly Panagio $384,100 May 1, 2013 Philip A. Kuehne
14 Nazneen Circle Vishnuvardhan Vangapally $508,000 April 30, 2013 Catalina Chew, Danny Chew, Alexandra Silva
27 Old Farm Road Keith Getchell, Elizabeth Getchell $780,000 April 30, 2013 Richard Morse, Kathryn Traut
15 Alexander Road Christopher P. Dellelo, Lauren M. Dellelo $485,000 April 29, 2013 Lawrence E. Felton, Christine M. Bordonaro
93 Front Street Ryan Christopher Struzik, Emily Rose Struzik $325,000 April 29, 2013 Steven M. Molnar, Adel M. Molnar
16 Yale Road Bimala L. Lima, D. Florencio $250,000 April 29, 2013 Charlotte Sprague Natyniak, Ralph Sprague

Police Incident/Arrest Log

Updated Wednesday, May 22, 2013


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

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

1 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Check.

4 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.


Arrest Log

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

9:37 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil placed an individual into Protective Custody on West Main Street.


Incident Log

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

9:01 pm There was a report of a female walking on West Main Street with a cooler who appeared to be intoxicated. At the same time the females mother walked in and requested to remove her daughter from their residence. Officers located her at a West Main Street gas station and subsequently placed her into Protective Custody.

8:53 pm Officer Peter Booth assisted the Upton Police Department with locating a possible stolen item on Walcott Street.

12:45 pm A caller reported that a transport truck was speeding and weaving in and out of the travel lane on Main Street. Officer David Shane stopped the motor vehicle and issued a written warning to the operator.

Monday, May 20, 2013

6:39 pm A 911 caller reported a disoriented man with cuts on his arms walking in the roadway on Spring Street. Three officers responded and spoke with the individual who refused any assistance.

5:33 pm A motorist reported that she was just tailgated by an aggressive driver who was yelling profanities at her on Old Farm Road. Officer Matthew McNeil checked the area with a negative find.

4:06 pm A caller reported that a vehicle cut her off causing her to fall off of her bicycle on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area but could not locate the vehicle.

4:04 pm A resident of Stagecoach Way reported that multiple vehicles who were accessing the rope swing were parked in front of his property, blocking his mailbox. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and advised that the vehicles were gone upon his arrival.

12:19 pm A caller reported that beer bottles were smashed into the front door and left all over the property of the pump station on Overlook Road. Officer Thomas Griffin responded to investigate.

9:46 am Officer Philip Powers responded to Forest Lane to investigate a report of Assault and Battery.


Thursday May 23, 2013



·         5:00 pm – Registration opens at Weston Nurseries Garden Center

·         Race day registration is available

·         6:15 pm – Children’s ½ Mile Fun Run with Rick and Dick Hoyt

·         6:30 pm - 5K Road Race and Walk

·         Start and finish on Legacy Farms South

·         Awards and relaxation at Weston Nurseries Garden Center

·         T-shirts to the first 250 registrants

·         Proceeds benefit the The Hoyt Foundation Inc.


For the last 20 years the TEAM HOYT ANNUAL 5K has been run in Waltham, Massachusetts. With course logistics a challenge and its popularity on the increase Rick and Dick Hoyt considered a new location for the 2013 edition.

Representatives, of Hopkinton based 26.2 Foundation, suggested this site. Hopkinton, with its rich and historic ties to road racing and the hospitality of Weston Nurseries and Legacy Farms, offers an ideal venue for race activities.


2013 GOAL

For  2013 the 21st Hoyt 5K objective is to present a fun, safe, relaxed event, which is a notch above the Waltham experience, with an eye to the future. While the 2013 5K is expected to reach, and most likely exceed, its 350 runner limit, talk about future expansion has already begun.

The 2013 supporters will have an opportunity to participate in this expansion, increased pre-race promotion, post-race recognition, as well as enhanced on-sight visibility.



Potential supporters should contact Tim Kilduff at 508.509.3484 or tkilduff@att.net to review identification and marketing opportunities.

Through Tim, photo opportunities with Rick and Dick Hoyt may be arranged.



While the 5K is fortunate to have many in-kind contributions that help to defer costs, there are several hefty out of pocket costs. Those expenses include:
Tent rental for pre and pods-race activities
Police details to ensure safety
Race course signage
Tables and chairs for registration, water stations, and post-race activites.

Every retained dollar will be distributed thru the Hoyt Foundation to a number of organizations including the Easter Seals of Massachusetts.

Financial contributions may be made directly to the Hoyt Foundation Inc., a designated 501 C3 organization.

For more information on the Hoyt Foundation please go to …










Senior John Oldach Wins Congressional Art Award for Photography



May 22, 2013 — Hopkinton High School student John Oldach has won the Congressional Art Competition in the photography category (see the photograph, left).


The competition received numerous entries and the judges were very impressed with the quality of work, according to representatives from Congressman Kennedy’s office. A panel of local art experts from the 4th Congressional District chose the artwork and the winning entries will be displayed in the Congress and the District Offices.


Congressman Kennedy will host a reception featuring all pieces of competition art on Wednesday, May 29th, at Mass Bay Community College- Wellesley Hill Campus, in the Library Atrium, at 5PM. All contestants, families, and art teachers are welcome to attend.


Reprinted with Permission of HHS Press.


FBI Boston Division’s Response to Shooting Incident in Orlando, Florida 


The FBI is currently reviewing a shooting incident involving an FBI special agent. Based on preliminary information, the incident occurred in Orlando, Florida during the early morning hours of May 22, 2013. The agent, two Massachusetts State Police troopers, and other law enforcement personnel were interviewing an individual in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing investigation when a violent confrontation was initiated by the individual. During the confrontation, the individual was killed and the agent sustained non-life threatening injuries. As this incident is under review, we have no further details at this time.


Unused or unwanted items in your attic?


The Hopkinton Historical Society is accepting used household goods in good condition for their upcoming yard sale. Drop-offs at 168 Hayden Rowe Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays (4-6pm) from May 28 to June 6 and on Saturdays (10-4) June 1 & 8.  Call 508-435-4502 for more information.  Please no electronics, clothing or books. The Historical Society is a 501C(3) charity.  The Yard Sale will be held at the Society on Saturday June 8 and Sunday June 9 (10-4pm).





Due to the weather, the contractor working for the Town of Hopkinton installing asphalt shim work has canceled for today and rescheduled for Thursday May 23, Friday May 24 and Thursday May 30 from 7am-5pm on the following streets.


Front St – Ash St to Clinton St.

Lumber St – 630’ south of West Main St to 3805’ south of West Main St.

Spring St – Pond St to the Upton town line.

Saddle Hill Rd – 750’ south of Equestrian Dr to 550’ north of Equestrian Dr.


One lane of traffic will be open at all times.


Thank you,


Mike Mansir

Hopkinton Highway Manager


Process Begun

May 21, 2013 — Chief of Police Rick Flannery, left, presented Detective Timothy Brennan to the Board of Selectmen this evening to gather up their kudos for a job well done. According to the Town Manager's agenda, Det. Brennan, along with 5 other local, State and Federal investigators received an Investigative Award from Irish American Police Officers Association for their investigation into home invasions in Hopkinton and Franklin, as well as many other burglaries in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

        Conspicuous by his absence, Patrolman Patrick O'Brien was honored for his thirty years of service, which falls on May 31, 2013.

        Chief Flannery has submitted his retirement for June 30, 2013, but only this evening did the Selectmen move to discuss methods of recruiting a new chief with Human Resources Director, Debbie Hilton-Creek.

        One Selectman suggested appointing Lt. Charles Wallace as interim chief during the search process. 


Selectmen Seek Foxwoods Disqualification from Milford Casino App


May 21, 2013 — Ben Palleiko, Chairman of the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen, has penned a letter to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission seeking the disqualification of the Foxwoods organization in the application for the casino in Milford, citing criminal backgrounds of higher-ups, plummeting revenues, financial over-leverage and employee contract disputes.


Mr. Palleiko also took umbrage with a perceived threat by Chairman Stephen Crosby that communities that "play hardball" could lose their due mitigation.


The letter may have been composed prior to today's announcement by casino developer David Nunes that he was again in charge of the process, rather than Foxwoods, which he said earlier this year had forced him out after their late entry into his application process.


The letter to the Gaming Commission is below:


Selectmen from Hopkinton, Holliston, Medway, Ashland and possibly other communities are expected to attend a meeting at Holliston Town Hall tomorrow evening at 6:00 pm to hammer out an agreement to work jointly to protect the interests in the surrounding communities regarding the siting of a casino in Milford.


Town of Hopkinton

Office of the Selectmen

18 Main Street

Hopkinton, MA 01748

May 21, 2013


Massachusetts Gaming Commission

84 State Street, Suite 720



Dear Chairman Crosby:
I am sure you have read by now the article published by Stephen Singer of the Associated Press this weekend ("Foxwoods Seeks a Financial Win with Mass. Casino," May 19,2013), detailing the litany of shortcomings and failures associated with the Foxwoods Resort Casino. The issues raised in this article go directly to the heart of the ongoing Phase I of the casino application process, as they relate to both the moral character and the financial resources of the applicants.

The shortcomings raised in this article should finally, and conclusively, serve as the basis for this applicant being disqualified from further consideration. .In summary:


•     Revenue from Foxwoods continues to decline at an alarming rate -12% over the past year alone,
      with revenue falling every month;
•     Foxwoods continues to pursue a debt restructuring to address the enormously overleveraged state
      of the company, due to its operational incompetence, that will result in bondholders not being
      paid in the manner previously promised. Even following this restructuring, Foxwoods will still
      be significantly more leveraged than is considered appropriate;
•     Foxwoods continues to be embroiled in a contract dispute with employees, who deny that they
      receive the high levels of income recently claimed by Mr. Butera in a presentation that he made to
      a third party group not involved in this proposal.


Though not mentioned in the article, we note with alarm further information coming to light on the individuals associated with Foxwoods. The current Chief of Staff -who was placed in this position in January of this year -has a lengthy criminal record, including a felony conviction for a violent crime in which he randomly stabbed and paralyzed a young man, The current treasurer is under federal indictment for embezzlement along with another individual associated with the organization, The notion that an organization with such associated individuals could be considered in any manner strikes us as stunning.


You recently made comments that could be perceived as threatening communities that "play hardball" with a loss of all potential mitigation due to them as part of this process. Yet, your Commission's seeming inability to make the critical decision that some applicants simply are not worthy of consideration forces potentially impacted communities to take whatever means necessary to protect themselves. A decision to move the Foxwoods proposal forward will fly in the face of every assertion made by the MGC regarding tile level of scrutiny and high expectations involved in this process.

Instead of appearing to take the side of applicants, who have no vested interest in the regions or communities in which they propose to establish operations, we recommend that you show a higher level of concern for the citizens of the Commonwealth whose interests you are supposed to represent. A critical element of that task is to ensure that the MGC's pursuit of financial gain for Massachusetts not come at the cost of destroying vibrant communities. Placing a casino in MetroWest will certainly damage the entire region beyond any level that your proposed mitigation can address; continuing to consider the Foxwoods proposal goes even further and calls into question the validity of this entire process and the charter of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.

We urge the Commission to take the obviously necessary course and immediately disqualify the Foxwoods application.



Benjamin L. Palleiko,

Chairman, Board of Selectmen
The Honorable Karen E. Spilka, State Senator
The Honorable Carolyn Dykema, State Representative
Joseph P. Marsden, Jr. Chair, Holliston Board of Selectmen
Andrew Espinosa, Chair, Medway Board of Selectmen
Steve Mitchell, Chair, Ashland Board of Selectmen



The Launch

May 21, 2013 — This dandelion gone to seed, and looking in spots like fireworks on the fourth, is ready to launch its seeds into the wind to create more of itself.



A contractor working for the Town of Hopkinton in preparation for street resurfacing will be installing asphalt shim work beginning Wednesday May 22–Friday May 24 from 7am-5pm on the following streets.


Front St – Ash St to Clinton St.

Lumber St – 630’ south of West Main St to 3805’ south of West Main St.

Spring St – Pond St to the Upton town line.

Saddle Hill Rd – 750’ south of Equestrian Dr to 550’ north of Equestrian Dr.


One lane of traffic will be open at all times.


Thank you,


Mike Mansir

Hopkinton Highway Manager

275 Children Enjoy an Afternoon of Trucks and More at Hopkinton Public Library Foundation’s Second Annual Touch-A-Truck


May 21, 2013 — At Hopkinton Public Library Foundation’s (HPLF) Second Annual Touch-A-Truck, 275 children enjoyed an afternoon of trucks, construction vehicles and machines, police and fire vehicles, military and antique trucks.  The event, held on Sunday, May 19, 2013, in the parking lot of Colella’s Supermarket, raised over $3000 for the renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library.   In addition to the 35 trucks to see and touch, children enjoyed a train ride, shaved ice, and free samples from Maple Farm Dairy.  There was also a chance to win a Power Wheels Jeep Hurricane.  The vehicle was won by a 10-month-old, Connor Bacchiochi!


Touch-A-Truck could not have been possible without the generous support of many local businesses, residents, and government agencies.  HPLF wishes to thank all those who made the event a huge success by donating their time and vehicles:  American Climbers, Capobianco Trucking, Greenway Landscaping, Mike Hayward, Holliston Oil Service, Hopkinton Fire Department, Hopkinton Department of Water, Hopkinton Highway Department, Hopkinton Police Department, McIntyre Loam, Inc., Metal Mirror Detailing, Norton & Haines Transportation Co. Inc., Scott Septic, Inc., Scott's Landscaping, Inc., and Weston Nurseries.


HPLF wishes to thank Colella’s Supermarket for hosting the event.  Roaming Railroad from Suffield, Connecticut, and Kona Shaved Ice from Cumberland, Rhode Island, will donate a portion of their proceeds from the day; Karen McDermott donated the Power Wheels Jeep Hurricane that was the envy of all children; and Maple Farms Dairy offered samples of chocolate milk and lemonade.


HPLF thanks all the families who attended Touch-A-Truck and the volunteers who planned and ran the event.  Touch-A-Truck is one of three annual HPLF events, along with the Mother-Daughter Princess Tea in January and Pink Pint Night in May.  All proceeds from HPLF events help to fund the Hopkinton Public Library building project.  In addition to the $4.5 million grant awarded to the Town of Hopkinton by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC), funds raised by HPLF will defray the Town’s cost of restoring, renovating and expanding the library’s historic building.  The MBLC expects to fund Hopkinton's $4.5 million grant as early as July 2015, as Hopkinton recently moved up to #4 on the MBLC waiting list to receive library construction funds. For more information about HPLF’s mission, please visit the HPLF website at www.hopkintonpubliclibraryfoundation.org.


Hopkinton Alum Makes Mark

Former Hopkinton High School softball standout Michelle Cooprider poses with her Tufts University teammates after winning the Division 3 College Softball World Series last weekend in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  The team finished the season number one in the nation with a record of 46-3.  Michelle was named to the all-tournament team along with three of her teammates.  For the season, Michelle (a sophomore) led her team in hits and fielding percentage, and was second in home runs, doubles, and slugging percentage.  She also set a new single-season record for runs scored.


3rd annual Thomas Weaver Memorial Lacrosse Game

June 1st at 3:00pm

Fruit Street Complex

Come down to the Fruit Street Field Complex on June 1st at 3:00pm for the 3rd annual Thomas Weaver Memorial Lacrosse game! Admission for the event, between Hopkinton's own Varsity squad and Hopkinton's Alumni, is $3 for all except children under 5 (who are admitted for free). Enjoy the weather, socialize, and participate in a great raffle for prizes! All collected funds go towards the Thomas Patrick Weaver scholarship fund, which awards qualified HHS seniors $1,500 for college expenses. This year, five scholarships are being awarded to graduating seniors. Let's see if we can raise enough for one more scholarship, we need you help! For any questions regarding the event or if you'd like to donate funds or a raffle prize, contact Sam MacDonald via cell (774-292-9838) or email (smacdonald@anselm.edu)

We hope to see you there! PHOTO CREDIT: Gary McWilliams. Jared Sables (Right) defends against Burton White (left) in last summer's Weaver Memorial game
Farmers' Market Moves to Hopkinton Common
Sundays, June 16th — October 20, 2013
Wine to be sold; no sampling allowed due to town bylaw

May 21, 2013 — Among other items on their agenda this evening, the Board of Selectmen will consider the application of two companies who want to sell liquor during the new Hopkinton Farmers' Market, which is moving from Weston Nurseries, formerly on Fridays, to Sundays, from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm from June 16 - October 20 on Hopkinton Common.


There will undoubtedly be the fresh fruits  and vegetables, honey and breads, available, including Hopkinton's own Long Life Farm, which grows pesticide-free community supported agriculture right in Hopkinton.


Although wine will be for sale, and the state allows licensed tastings, there will none of that happening on the Common due to a town bylaw that prohibits the opening and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages on town property. File photo.



Like Lightning

The HHS Blitzkrieg Ultimate Frisbee team poses with their award after taking 1st place (C Division) in the annual St. Johnsbury Invitational Tournament in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
Left to right: Top: Kyle Bills, Ryan Durr, Ryan Slack, Spencer Franklin, Colin Wiedersheim, Connor Murdock, Martin Wiedersheim, Dan Szczepankiewicz. Bottom: Austin Adams, Nick DiMare, Todd Ashley, Drew Johnson, Cam Field.


FOUND! An alert trucker at a 7-11 on I-84 in Connecticut alerted police.
State Police Activate Amber Alert for Braintree Abductions
If you see them, dial 911

The Massachusetts State Police have activated an Amber Alert for the abduction of two children in Braintree. Today at approximately 4:30p.m., the Braintree Police responded to a report of a parental kidnapping at 196 Hawthorne Road in Braintree. A preliminary investigation has revealed that Jon T. Lockwood, 54, with a last known address at a Foxboro hotel, allegedly entered the foster home of his two children and forcibly removed them. Lockwood fled with the two children in a brown 1995 BMWi bearing Massachusetts registration 478RF8.


The description of the children is:


An 8-year-old Asian male named Patrick Nguyen last seen wearing blue jean shorts and a neon yellow T-shirt.


A 10-year-old Asian female named Sarah Nguyen last seen wearing blue jean shorts and a blue and purple T-shirt with a mermaid on the front.


Massachusetts State Police

Office of Media Relations


School Committee:

Ellen Scordino 874, Amy Ritterbusch 472

Above, School Committee winner Ellen Scordino gets a congratulatory hug from Planning Board Vice-ChairJohn Coutinho.

May 20, 2013 — In the only contested race on the ballot today, and in a poorly attended election, Ellen Scordino, a political newcomer who moved to Hopkinton just three years ago, got the attention of some of Hopkinton's top politicians and rode the wave of public discontent over School Committee actions to victory tonight over opponent Amy Ritterbusch, who voters associated more with the School Committee status quo.

        "I'm excited; I feel like I had a lot of support today. I'm very pleased," said Ms. Scordino in answer to a reporter's question.

        "I can't wait to get started. There's a working meeting this Thursday. 

        "Right now I think it's important for me to make some overtures [to sitting School Committee members]— and I met with them while I was running — but I think some of them may have expected a different result. I have to work to get their trust and support initially, and I think that will be a good first step for me," she said.

        When asked her plans, Ms. Scordino noted that the Strategic Plan was from 2009 and needs updating.

       "I think it was the diversity of my support," she answered when asked what things she could attribute to her win. 

       "I was not being supported by any particular age group or any particular camp... I was open to meeting with everyone."

       She said there were many people she had not known before who stepped forward with an interest in meeting the next candidate.

       There is a school Committee working session Thursday, May 23, 7:30am – 9:30am at 89 Hayden Rowe Street.



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