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Tall Order

June 17, 2013 — Six year-old Jake Strother and grandmother Fran McFaul, who recently retired from nursing, enjoy an ice cream with a wide assortment of sprinkles and a  watermelon sherbet before shopping at Water Fresh Farm this afternoon.
     "I thought I asked for a small," she said.
     She did.

One Way to Keep Warm

June 17, 2013 — Aimee Rizzo shares a photo she took with her iPhone of this reptile in the sun at Ice House Pond. Its black skin absorbs heat,. giving the cold-blooded creature a way to warm up quickly.


June 17,2013 — Thanks to Christine St. Andre (Body Restoration) for running up to the Common and getting this shot on her iPhone while the HopNews cameras were out of town. Rainbows appear following a rain after the rain has stopped, but is continuing in the sky opposite the sun.


The Pirates won the Hopkinton Little League 12U Championship game on Friday night over the Red Sox, 12-4.

Contributed photo
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton Massachusetts

Compiled for HopNews.com by Eric Montville © 2013 All Right Reserved
New Transactions from June 10, 2013 - June 17, 2013
Address Buyer Price Date Seller
12 Stonegate Road Matthew K. Nelson $907,500 June 17, 2013 Michael G. Najnigier, Jill A. Najnigier
33 Woody Island Road Jochen Daneil Muehlschlegal, Susanne
$332,000 June 17, 2013 Richard R. Beidleman, Beth A. Beidleman
185 Hayden Rowe Street 185 Hayden Rowe Realty Trust, Elizabeth V.
Davidson, Thomas Orent
$370,100 June 14, 2013 James Maloney, Maloney Family Nominee Trust

188 Hayden Rowe Street

Elizabeth V. Davidson, Thomas Orent, 188
Hayden Rowe Realty Trust


June 14, 2013

James Maloney, Maloney Family Nominee Trust

21 Valentine Road David W. Sykrora, Patricia J. Sykora $445,000 June 14, 2013 Jay S. Jacobson, Victoria M. Jacobson
8 Ledgestone Drive Marc G. Locoche, Meghan Lacoche $640,000 June 14, 2013 David W. Sykora, Patricia J. Sykora
10 Sterling Drive James R. Odierna, Michelle L. Odierna $723,000 June 14, 2013 Debra A. Defranzo
12 Colella Farm Road Robert F. Keohane, Dianne L. Keohane $610,000 June 14, 2013 Christopher E. Fuchs, Susan S. Fuchs
42 Chestnut Street Robert R. Zeigler, Deborah L. Zeigler $418,000 June 13, 2013 Paulo S. Mendes, Dulce C. Pinto
9 Cole Drive, Unit 16 Eileen O Locke, Kenneth W. Locke $479,900 June 12, 2013 William A. Depietri, Lumber Street I Realty Trust
Last Week
49 Walcott Valley Drive, Unit 37 Joseph M. Keller, Doris M. Keller $137,500 June 6, 2013 Sean P. Fitzpatrick, Lisa B. Fitzpatrick, Lisa B.
3 Pond Street Alexander W. Harris, Christina S. Harris $550,008 June 7, 2013 Hope Whitman Martin 2012 Living Trust, Hope
Whitman Martin, Catherine Manegold, Catherine S.
Manegold 2012 Living Trust
28 Greenwood Road Junsheng Wang, Li Wang $799,000 June 7, 2013 Kenneth W.Locke, Eileen O. Locke
2 John Matthew Road Amanda N. Ross $775,000 June 7, 2013 Vincent S. Accorsini, Jean Accorsini
18 John Matthew Road Bruce S. Lutz, Maureen B. Lutz $170,000 June 7, 2013 Richard Barbieri
Previous Week
280 Wood Street Yiting Chang Lau, Chi-Ban Lau $250,000 May 31, 2013 Dara A. Larson
34-40 Hayden Rowe Street RPI Hopkinton LLC $1,200,000 May 31, 2013 Hayden Rowe Realty Corp.
74 School Street Allena Ji $625,000 May 31, 2013 Francis W. Plankey Jr., Mary M. Plankey
282 Wood Street Adam Christopher Wilson, Brianna Cullen $320,000 May 30, 2013 Matthew D. Judd, Jessica L. Walsh
6 Oliver Lane Zhimang Gu, Jing Cheng $448,500 May 30, 2013 Shashin B. Chheda, Dimpi S. Chheda
8 Daniel Road Utkarsh Vipul, Juhi Asthana $700,000 May 30, 2013 Mitchell Mackoff, Patricia M. Mackoff
7 Birchwood Lane, Unit 6C Scott J. Davis $269,000 May 30, 2013 Robin Ravech
14 Andrea Drive Robert C. Ozmun, Kelly J. Ozmun $1,347,500 May 30, 2013 James P. Fitzgerald, Denise Fitzgerald
7 Summit Way Wuwei Liang $877,000 May 29, 2013 Kin Cheung
19 Hearthstone Road Thomas D. Viveiros, Jennifer Robbins $695,000 May 28, 2013 Richard P. Barbieri






6/16 HELP - All Beatles

6/23 Still Burnin - Southern Rock

6/30 Playing Dead - all Grateful Dead

7/7 Roy Scott Big Band - Jazz

7/14 Black Marmott - Soft Rock

7/21 Schnauzer & Overshine - New Rock

* Two bands in one night!

7/28 Reminiscants - Oldies

8/4 Hopkinton Community Concert Band - Classical

8/11 Rogers - Big Band

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   Police Incident/Arrest Log

Updated Monday, June 17, 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.

7 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.

3 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

6 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Incident Log

Sunday, June 16, 2013

10:36 pm A caller from Chestnut Street reported that a male was screaming loudly and threatening her neighbor. Sgt. Michael Sutton responded and advised that the suspect was gone upon his arrival. An officer checked the area throughout the night.

9:25 pm A resident of Emma Drive reported that when he went up to the operator of a suspicious motor vehicle they took off quickly. Officer William Burchard checked the area but was unable to locate the vehicle.

4:35 pm A walk-in reported that three motorcycle's passed her on Cedar Street then pulled into a Main Street gas station. Officer Jacob Campbell responded and advised that they were gone upon his arrival.

9:34 am A Joseph Road resident reported that there was a motor vehicle in front of his house with a person asleep inside. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and advised that three youths were caught smoking a small amount of marijuana.

2:05 am A caller from Pinecrest Village reported that men were singing very loudly outside on the porch. Officer Linda Higgins responded and advised them to stop singing outside.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

10:24 pm A caller from Erins Way reported loud music. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and advised the resident to lower the music down.

8:56 pm A motorist reported that a vehicle was all over the road on West Main Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil stopped the vehicle and issued the operator a written warning for an unregistered motor vehicle.

6:48 pm There were a couple callers who reported yelling, screaming and banging coming from a house on Davis Road. Two officers responded and spoke with the residents.

5:33 pm A Wilson Street resident reported that she was out of town and her nanny called to tell her that a strange woman came from out of the woods behind their residence and started asking her child questions. Officer William Burchard responded and spoke with the woman who actually came in a vehicle.

5:10 pm A motorist reported that a vehicle passed him in a “no passing” zone then gave him the finger on Cedar Street. Officer William Burchard checked the area but could not locate the vehicle.

2:08 pm A caller reported a motor cycle involved in a motor vehicle accident with personal injury on Route 495. Detective Timothy Brennan responded to assist and advised that the operator was transported to the hospital.

8:26 am A Hayden Rowe Street business complained about runners for the road race using their parking lot. The race organizers were advised to make an announcement.

8:16 am A resident of Sanctuary Lane complained about people accessing her property and driveway for the road race. Officer Philip Powers responded and spoke with the individuals.

Friday, June 14, 2013

11:20 pm A caller reported an erratic operator on Front Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area with a negative find.

9:49 pm Officer William Burchard checked the area of Teresa Road but could not locate a golf cart with several people in it.

9:41 pm A caller reported that a motorcycle speeds up and down Chestnut Street. Officer William Burchard checked the area with a negative find.

2:57 pm A letter carrier reported that two males were going door to door on Pond Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded but could not locate anyone.

3:12 pm A motorist reported that a vehicle with heavy front end damage was operating erratically on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer William Burchard checked the area until the town line with a negative find.




Host Families Needed


Next year will be Hopkinton High School's fourth year accepting international students. Host families are needed for an Italian girl coming for a semester interested in classical music and ballet, a Swedish boy interested in music and tennis and an Italian boy involved in many sports. Host families are also needed for three boys and three girls from China who are all strong students with a variety of strengths and interests. A $700 monthly stipend is provided. If your family might open it's heart to one or two of these friendly students please contact: Ann Northup ann.northup@gmail.com; 508-480-8513


June 16, 2013 — HELP!, a popular Beatles cover band with a decent following, kicked off the Concerts on the Hopkinton Common today  at 5:00 pm on the dot.

Father's Day Ride

June 16, 2013 — Eleven month-old Enza Spinelli gets a ride from her dad, Gino, on Fathers Day on the first day of the Hopkinton Farmers Market at the Hopkinton Common.


Included in the Price of Admission

June 16, 2013 — The cashier's booth was unoccupied yesterday afternoon when the photographer drove into the entrance of Hopkinton State Park, where scenes like this are not uncommon, as deer and other watchable wildlife are attracted to the area. The fox* went about his business until the vehicle stopped. The photographer shot through the windshield glass, but the little critter did not stick around for any formal poses. * Thanks to readers who knew this was a fox.

Performance Vehicle Charity Run for The One Fund Boston Begins at Price Chopper Plaza




June 16, 2013 — A group of owners of expensive high performance vehicles, about 60 of them, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Maseratis, McLarens,  Bentleys, and many others, met up at the Price Chopper plaza to begin a ride into Boston on the Boston Marathon route to raise money for the One Fund Boston. 
       Check out a HopNews video of them leaving onto West Main Street below, full throated and raring to go.

        When asked why a tow-truck would be accompanying such cars, plaza owner Chuck Joseph said, "You wouldn't want to leave one of them on the side of the road." 



Star Power

June 16, 2013 — Republican US Senate hopeful Gabriel Gomez is flanked by his oldest son on one side, and former Senator Scott Brown on the other while awaiting the start of the Sharon Timlin Race on Saturday in Hopkinton. Mr. Gomez joined his friend Scott Brown and others, who seek a cure for Lou Gehrig's disease by supporting fundraising for research toward a cure.
Just prior to the race, from atop the rear of Adam West's dump truck facing the runners, Mr. Brown dedicated the race to former Governor Argeo Paul Cellucci, who just died from the disease.


Elementary School Building Committee to speak with land use, modular building experts

HOPKINTON, MA - Following a unanimous Town Meeting vote to fund a Center School feasibility study, Hopkinton’s Elementary School Building Committee (ESBC) met recently to discuss next steps.  At the May 22 and June 5 meetings, ESBC members expressed a desire to use time over the Summer to develop foundational knowledge that may be helpful once the formal Feasibility Study is initiated, as well as plan community engagement activities.  
The committee is hosting Town Planner Elaine Lazarus at their upcoming June 19 meeting to learn more about possible sites, and answer any questions about land use. An expert in modular building practices will also attend the meeting to speak about the industry and field questions about the use of modular facilities.
Additional work will be scheduled and announced to the public at upcoming meetings, including facility tours at both the existing Center School and Pre-K facility (currently housed in the Middle School), property walks at feasible site locations, and more knowledge-building sessions with experts in land use planning and school building practices.

“Transparency and community engagement are two of our guiding principles,” said Joe Markey, Chairman of the ESBC. “We want to be sure that both the committee and the community are learning together and getting answers to important questions that will continue to come up throughout the process."
In addition to attending ESBC meetings, the public can follow the committee on Twitter (@HopkintonESBC), and on the Hopkinton town website at http://www.hopkintonma.gov/home/government/boards/esbc.

The ESBC’s next public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 19, at 7:00 PM in Town Hall, Room 215.  A detailed agenda is available at: https://groups.google.com/a/hopkintonma.gov/forum/?fromgroups#!searchin/allagendas/esbc.
HopNews file photo


Timlin Race Draws Record Crowd
Hopkinton Woman Fastest Female

June 15, 2013 — 10th annual Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K Race to Cure ALS began with a klaxon sounding at 8:00 am today for hundreds of runners supported by family and friends, many with a friend or family member who has suffered from the dreaded disease. Above, 24 year-old Nick Santoro of Worcester was the fastest male, and the fastest overall runner at 16:15.2. Below, Hopkinton's own 22 year-old Lauren Lodge cools down after attaining the fastest female time of 18:17.8. Choose the easy link to the HopNews SmugMug page where you can see HUNDREDS of photos from the race and the day, not only runners and spectators, but significantly, former Senator Scott Brown with the man who would like to take his place in the Massachusetts delegation, Gabriel Gomez. And let's not forget Mike Timlin and Tim Wakefield, who were there to sign autographs.

Flag Day Celebration

June 14, 2013 — Center School students got a break from the rain and executed their annual march around the Hopkinton Common to celebrate Flag Day this afternoon. Photo by Anne Burtenshaw.


State Police Investigating Bellingham Crash on Route 495 that Killed Girl, 4

At 6:30 a.m. today, Massachusetts State Police troopers assigned to the Millbury Barracks responded to report of a single-vehicle crash on Route 495 northbound, prior to Exit 18, in Bellingham. As a result of injuries suffered in that crash, a 4-year-old girl was transported to Milford Hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.
Responding troopers found a 2000 Honda Accord with a Rhode Island registration that had gone over the guardrail on the right side of the highway and rolled over, causing the child, a Providence resident, to be ejected and suffer fatal injuries.
The operator of the vehicle was identified as LUIS J. GONZALEZ, 22, of Providence. He was not injured. A passenger, Ilienes S. Santana, 20, also of Providence, was transported to Milford Hospital with serious injuries.
State Police have charged GONZALEZ with negligent operation of a motor vehicle and failing to properly secure the child in a child restraint seat. He was scheduled to appear in court today; for the results of his court appearance, please contact the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office.
The investigation into the crash, including other possible contributing factors, is ongoing and is being conducted by Troop C of the Massachusetts State Police, with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section.
Please note that the State Police do not identify juvenile victims, and do not confirm or disclose familial relationships.

   Police Incident/Arrest Log
   Updated Friday, June 14, 2013


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

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

4 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.


Arrest Log

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

2:54 pm Officer Patrick O'Brien placed an individual into Protective Custody on Hayden Rowe Street.


Incident Log

Thursday, June 13, 2013

10:48 pm A Walcott Valley Drive resident complained about loud music coming from a neighbor. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and made contact with the home owner who turned it down for the night.

10:15 pm A caller from Walcott Valley Drive reported loud music coming from a residence. Officer Gregg DeBoer checked the area but did not hear any excessive noise.

7:40 pm Several callers reported a loud explosion or gunshots in the area of East Main Street. Officer Gregg DeBoer checked the area with a negative find on anything suspicious.

3:58 pm A resident of Stoney Brook Road reported larceny from his home. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and took a report.

3:25 pm A caller reported an on-going complaint of a neighbor's vehicle speeding down Deneen Road several times a day.

2:45 pm A caller reported that a vehicle with a female inside was parked in the roadway on School Street. Sgt. John Porter checked the area but was unable to locate any vehicle.

2:13 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer David Shane regarding a violation of a restraining order.

12:46 pm Officer Patrick O'Brien assisted two tractor trailer units with backing out of Curtis Road.

8:56 am A walk-in from Cross Street spoke with Officer David Shane regarding larceny of money from her wallet which was in her vehicle.

5:52 am A motorist reported a road rage incident in which the vehicle in question went on Route 495. The State Police were notified.

2:38 am An East Main Street resident reported seeing someone lurking in his back yard and then scaring him off when he opened the back door. The caller then stated that he was now stumbling down East Main Street. Sgt. Scott vanRaalten located the individual on Woodland Road and advised that the Ashland Police transported him home.


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

11:32 pm A resident of Nicholas Road reported that a vehicle was parked in front of her house with just its parking lights on. Officer Linda Higgins checked the area with a negative find.

6:12 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Gregg DeBoer regarding a harassing phone call.

4:59 pm A motorist reported that a vehicle passed her in a no passing zone on Cedar Street, almost running her off of the roadway. Officer Gregg DeBoer checked the area with a negative find on the vehicle.

4:27 pm A Victory Lane resident reported theft of a lawn mower and some other items. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and took a report.

1:52 pm The High School reported receiving a call regarding a potential fight between students that was going to take place at EMC Park. Two officers spoke with a couple of teenagers who were not involved and advised that nothing else was happening.

1:44 pm A caller requested a well-being check on a person who was not at his work when expected. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded to the residence and advised that he was intoxicated and placed him into Protective Custody.

11:35 am Officer Patrick O'Brien responded to Hayden Rowe Street to take a report of fraud.

11:34 am Officer Patrick O'Brien took a report of larceny on Blackthorne Circle.

7:51 am A caller reported a suspicious vehicle parked on Hopkins Road with its lights on. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and advised that the vehicle was unoccupied and not a hazard.


Unanimous School Committee Vote Frustrates Some Parents

by Muriel Kramer
June 14, 2013 — At last night’s School Committee meeting, some parents were left frustrated after the Committee voted to support the recommendation from the High School Principal and Department Heads to weight credits earned from accelerated math the same as honors math.  Hopkinton HS uses a weighting system that allows students to earn greater than a 4.0 GPA depending on the level of intensity and rigor in the classes taken factored with the grade earned. Currently the weighting system has room that would allow for an additional differentiation for the newly added, oft described as intentionally more rigorous and challenging, accelerated math classes that provide a new pathway to AP level calculus in junior year.
Robert Berlo Curriculum Director for Mathematics in the District told the SC that the teachers and staff agree that they do not want to weight the accelerated math classes higher that the honors level classes because then students might be persuaded to take those classes in the attempt to boost the their GPA; the staff feels it is much more important that the students are placed in the appropriate level classes. The reward for students taking accelerated math will come when as juniors and seniors they are able to take the weighted AP classes. Berlo asserts, “We feel strongly that we should weight the honors and accelerated classes the same. Then students and parents are more able to select the appropriate level course for their son or daughter.”
Newly elected SC Member Ellen Scordino commented that the student’s GPA would not be boosted if incorrectly placed in a higher level class; they would then be poor performers. She also pointed out that there was room in the weighting chart. For their parts Nancy Alvarez Burdick and Jean Bertschmann made the point that the school communicated the level of complexity and rigor of the class in application materials when students apply to college even if it is not factored in numerically to the GPA. The recommendation from the principal was supported unanimously and the weighting will stay the same for accelerated math and honors.
The parents who spoke during public comment advocating for an additional weighting to be adopted for the accelerated math left frustrated. Melissa Abate, Cathy McCrory and Becky Canty all felt that the accelerated math should have an additional weighting factor because of the rigor and complexity of the curriculum. Abate makes the point that not weighting the accelerated math with a higher differential is actually a disincentive to take the more challenging curriculum. She also points out that the “reward” of being able to take AP calculus in junior year might not motivate the average fifteen year old high school student.
The newly approved HS Parent handbook includes some changes for next year including intentionally relaxed wording on consequences for alcohol or substance issues, so students will have to be cited in a police report as being in possession of or “showing signs of being under the influence of” illegal substances to face consequences at school; just being present at the event and being cited in a police report will not be cause to trigger consequences at school.  Using or having a toy weapon that resembles an actual weapon will have explicit consequences, and parents interested in touring the High School will need to present a signed P&S for a local home in order to schedule a tour of the school as a typical practice. Additional changes include prohibition of cell phones in the room during high stakes testing and inclusion of excused absences for college visits at 2 per semester starting in second semester sophomore year.
Alan Keller, Principal at the Hopkinton Middle School, discussed some future initiatives for the MS including finding more ways to include more students in all aspects of programming from clubs to leadership roles to access to their own grades through IPass accounts for themselves; according to Keller they are continuing to pursue ways to empower every student at the Middle school. Changes are in store for Nature’s Classroom next year; the program will be 4 days versus 5 to try and reduce expense and make it easier for MS staff to attend and support the program. The savings is very minimal, just $20 of the cost; the hope is that more staff that attends will stay for the entire program and not split the week.
The Elementary School Building Committee meets next Wednesday night June 19th at 7PM in Town Hall, Room 215, to discuss potential school sites with the Director of Land Use Planning, Elaine Lazarus. Also on the agenda is a discussion of modular construction options.




Two Paths Productions to host performance of
 Kultar’s Mime 

Single performance June 28,2013 • Hopkinton High School Auditorium
90 Hayden Rowe St ,Hopkinton, MA 01748

(Hopkinton, MA) Two Paths Productions hosts a special performance of a new immersive theatrical experience on Friday, June 28 at 7pm in Hopkinton MA. The play depicts the violence unleashed upon Sikhs in Delhi in October 1984, following the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, from the perspective of a group of young Sikh children from one of the poorest and worst affected neighborhoods.
“The world has largely forgotten the innocent victims of 1984” said Mehr Kaur, the director of Kultar’s Mime. “Art is an essential way of responding to oppression, but because of many complex circumstances the artistic community has largely ignored this tragedy in which thousands of innocents suffered greatly”. Kultar’s Mime is adapted from a poem of the same name by Sarbpreet Singh, a Boston Area writer, commentator and playwright, who in 2012 was selected by the Boston Globe as one of the finalists for ‘Bostonian of The Year’ for his interfaith work.
According to Singh, “The adaptation of Kultar’s Mime for the stage, brings to life the stories of many young children, who were brutalized in the 1984 pogrom. Their twenty-nine year long quest for justice has largely been futile as the largest democracy in the world refuses to acknowledge the role that elected officials played in orchestrating the massacre. The staging of Kultar’s Mime, in Hopkinton, which is so far removed from the site of the massacre, by a cast that is completely unconnected to the tragedy speaks to the strength of human compassion and gives me great hope”.
A series of original paintings, depicting the events described in the poem have been commissioned for the staging of the play and will be incorporated into the performance.
Tickets are FREE and may be reserved at : http://kultarsmime.eventbrite.com/


Prime Time at Colella's

June 13, 2013 — Colella's longtime Meat Manager Brian Haggerty shows off the new high-end side-of-ribs inside the meat Department at Colella's this afternoon. "Prime" is a United States Department of Agriculture designation that the beef it stamps as such is the highest quality available.

         For decades, Colella's has had a reputation for the best beef around, and Brian should know, as he buys the hanging beef for his department. But now, at the request of a few customers to offer Prime Beef like they did years ago, Colella's Manager Sandy Varnum decided to put it to the test.

        "I got some steaks from our vendor and brought them home, and there is quite a difference," she said.

        "We were cutting them with a butter knife," she said.

         "There's no reason for any of our customers to pay for those high-priced deliveries."






Saturday, June 15, 1PM: Lake Whitehall walk. For those who are up for it, we'll walk the entire six mile loop around the lake. If that's a bit much, we plan to spot cars at Lyford Road and Pond Street to provide options for shorter walks. The first leg (to Lyford) ends at the historic Hopkinton Springs site (file photo). From there, the trail to Pond, and then back to the start passes through a mix of interesting and beautiful terrains. Meet at the State Park boat ramp on Wood St. (Route 135).



10th Annual Sharon Timlin Memorial Event: Saturday June 15, 2013 8:30 AM

No day of registration



  • AVOID TRAFFIC AND PARKING HASSLES: Ride your bike and take advantage of the secure, bike valet! Open from 7 AM until Noon. 
  • Bring any used shoes to recycle and send to Africa!

  • Great raffle and silent auction items will be available at the event including.... Signed Red Sox Memorabilia, Father's Day Packages including an outdoor grill, Orthodontia package donated by Hopkinton Orthodontist, Dr. Elizabeth Blake, and much more!

  • Honored guests at event: Mike Timlin (former MLB pitcher) and his family

  • Live music by local Hopkinton band, Hot Accoustics!


  • Event is held rain or shine!

Schedule of Events:

7:00 AM: Event opens (packet pick up, bike valet)

registration for kids 1 mile race open at 7 AM if spaces are available

8:30 AM: 5K Race begins and family fun day opens

9 AM: Dunk tank opens (schedule below)

9:30 AM: 5K Awards

10 AM: Kids 1-Mile begins on loop road

10:45 AM: Awards for kids 1 mile races (on family fun day)

11:15 AM: Raffle/Silent Auction Closes


DUNK TANKS OPEN at 9 AM on the field behind the Middle School!

Come "dunk your favorite teacher"......

Tentative Dunk Tank Schedule:

(*subject to change)


9AM: Mr. Sanford and Mr. Kearney

9:15 AM: Ms. Bartley and Mr. Paquette

9:30 AM: Mr. Paquette and Ms. Jordan

9:45 AM: Mr. Keane and Ms. Feldman

10:00 AM: Ms. Jenkinson and Mr. Graeber

10:15 AM: Mr. Grilly and Mr. Bernstein

10:30 AM: Mr. Torilli and Mr. Bernstein

10:45 AM: To be determined

11:00 AM: To be determined


RIGHT: HopNews 2012 File Photo




1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Hopkinton Farmers market premier

5:00 pm - 7(30?) HELP!, an all Beatles cover band will be kicking off the 2013 Concerts on the Common series.

All concerts begin at 5pm and take place on the Hopkinton Town Common.

Here's a little "taste" of HELP!  from a HopNews video 4 years ago.


Resident Opposes Proposed Dunkin' Donuts as Neighbors

To the Editor:
Dear Neighbors of Hopkinton

We write this letter today regarding a recent planned development within our town that will negatively affect our quality of life as residents and the very character of Hopkinton.
We recently read in the Hopkinton Independent newspaper that the Planning Board met on May 13th to discuss a major site plan for a Dunkin Donuts store to go up at 78 West Main Street, which directly abuts our home and sits among several residential properties at the end of Elm Street. The report stated that no decision was reached at the meeting.
This past week, our neighbor informed of us of a subsequent review session for this site plan to take place on Monday, June 10th, which many Elm Street residents attended. We reviewed the plan, and a number of serious issues with this plan stood out regarding its residential impact, including:

Hours of operation: Proposed hours are 4:30AM to midnight which translates to 24-7 business activity right next door to many of us.
Noise factor: Traffic 18 hours a day, garbage and recycling pickup every other day, trucks backing up, smashing of dumpster doors. Delivery trucks late at night.
Elm Street traffic: The current plan includes a through way from Elm via High Street, which is a decommissioned way in the middle of our neighborhood. Traffic will be accessing our street at all hours to turn into the Dunkin Donuts, creating congestion, accidents and horns blowing. The south side of Elm has no sidewalks and the turn is directly in front of several houses where children live and play.
Safety & Privacy: This store will bring thousands of non-residents into our neighborhood where they can easily see into our homes, our yards, and see our children with no additional protection or security.
Garbage and Litter: People will litter and it will be blowing around our neighborhood. Many litter task forces site DD as a major source of roadside litter. The odors from the Dumpster will be unavoidable.
Lighting: The store will be lit up like a 7-Eleven nearly 24-7.

I ask anyone who is reading this, especially those on the Planning Board, would you EVER agree to such a development happening next door to your own home and that of your neighbors?
There are many places to get coffee in Hopkinton, including 2 Dunkin Donuts within a mile of each other on West Main. Does Hopkinton need a giant Dunkin Donuts as it’s welcome sign?
The residents will bear the burden of all the increased traffic, the noise, the garbage, the reduced value of our property and the degradation of the character of our neighborhood.
According to Article XX section 210-135 of the zoning bylaws and contrary to statements made by the Chairman at recent meetings, our Planning Board has the power and the duty to approve or deny such plans.
If the Board approves this plan, it would represent callous and irresponsible decision that will negatively impact our neighborhood, our families, and our community character for years to come.
Amanda and Patrick Faucher
61 Elm Street
June 12, 2013


Kudos to Hopkinton Police

On May 23, 2013, Hopkinton Police Officer Aaron O’Neil and Hopkinton Police Dispatcher Evan Brooks both participated in the 2013 Hoyt 5K Road Race held in Hopkinton. Shortly after the race started, a runner was injured on the course directly in-front of Officer O’Neil and Dispatcher Brooks. Both O’Neil and Brooks are trained EMT’s and rendered assistance to the injured runner until the arrival of paramedics. Once patient care was turned over to paramedics, both O’Neil and Brooks continued running in the event.
Dispatcher Brooks was awarded a first place trophy in the male Law Enforcement category. Officer O’Neil also finished with a respectable time. Both O’Neil and Brooks look forward to next year’s event.


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