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Live Band Hot Acoustics Headliner for

Fourth Annual Boosters Fundraiser


Sign up today for the Hopkinton High School Athletic Boosters fourth annual sports fundraiser to be held at the Hopkinton Country Club on Saturday, March 22, from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.  Tickets are $140 per couple or $70/singles.  New this year – Steve Spector’s widely acclaimed “Hot Acoustics” band will rock the house and there will be plenty of cool raffle prizes and silent auction items such as sports memorabilia from the NE Sports Museum, Red Sox tickets and more – also blackjack table and TV with March Madness games will be featured. 


A casual menu will include display of cheese and vegie crudité along with dips and crackers, boneless buffalo tenders, mini burger bar with toppings, pickles & chips, popular nacho bar with guacamole, assorted gourmet pizzas, turkey club sandwich pieces, coffee, tea and huge chocolate chip cookies. A great giveaway also will be handed out.   R.S.V.P. by signing up on-line at www.hopkintonboosters.com or fill out download form found on the site to pay by check and mail to:  HHS Boosters Fundraiser, c/o Joy Donohue, 41 Blueberry Lane.  This year’s effort will directly support a newly remodeled weight room and a fun night out is always guaranteed.



Arlene “Penny” Rumery, 88


MILBRIDGE, ME- Arlene “Penny” Rumery, 88, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on February 1, 2014.  She was born on March 30, 1925 to Harold and Nellie (Foster) Pentheny.


Penny was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. She made the best peanut butter fudge around. On special occasions, like Christmas, she made Chinese chop suey, a family favorite. She enjoyed gardening, knitting hats and mittens, quilting and picking blueberries. One of her favorite things to do was walking on the beach down to the shore. Right at the end she still wanted to go clamming! She was married to her husband, Harold Rumery, for 59 years. She was a member of the Eastern Star, a life member of the D.A.V. Auxiliary and a devoted member of Wyman United Methodist Church.


She is survived by her sons, Craig Rumery and wife Velora of Addison, Terry Rumery and wife Cindy of Milbridge and Clay Rumery and wife Susan of Milbridge; brothers Jimmy Pentheny of Oregon and Everett Pentheny of Florida; sister Charlotte Colella of Hopkinton, Massachusetts.


Penny is pre-deceased by her parents Harold and Nellie (Foster) Pentheny; husband Harold Rumery; brothers Kenneth Pentheny and Harold Pentheny Jr.  and sister Mildred Fletcher.

Service: A graveside service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Wyman United Methodist Church, 1622 US Highway 1, Gouldsboro, ME 04607.


It's Off to the States!

Hopkinton High School 200 Freestyle Relay team: Emily Wei, Nikki Annenberg, Lydia Franklin and Bridget Coffey. At the MIAA South Women's Sectional swim meet this weekend, they broke both the high school and the Tri Valley League records with a time of 1:45.94. Hopkinton placed 3rd overall at the meet. They now head to the State meet at MIT this coming weekend. GO HILLERS!


Hopkinton's Delegation to the MA Democratic Convention Set
On Saturday morning (2/8) Hopkinton Democrats met in caucus at the Fire Station and elected our delegation to the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. Their job at the convention will be to vote on Democratic nominees for U.S. Senator, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, and Auditor. The Convention will be held June 13th and 14th in Worcester.
Hopkinton's delegation will consist of:
Ex Officio Delegates
  • Ed Mills
  • Dick Duggan
Elected Delegates:
  • Sandy Altamura
  • Maureen Bumiller
  • Muriel Kramer
  • Christine Dietz
  • Dr. Bruce Karlin
  • Frank D'Urso Jr.
  • Paul McCarthy
Elected Alternate Delegates (who will become full delegates if an elected delegate is unable to serve)
  • Mary Duggan
  • Kosta Bouras
  • Ken Somer
In Memory of Evan

February 9, 2014— The Live 4 Evan organization recently donated and served dinner to 40 families staying at the Yawkey Family Inn at Boston Children's Hospital. Parents and families stay at the Inn who have children in extended care situations or need a local place to stay while their children under go treatment. Live 4 Evan is planning to repeat this activity a few times in the coming year. Pictured (left to right) from the Live 4 Evan team and offering their goodwill to others are: Hannah Krueger, Whitney Mullen, Dave Krueger, Rick Odell, Jack Nealon, Shane LaVoie, and Betsy Krueger.
To learn more about the Inn visit 
http://www.yawkeyfamilyinn.org/ and about the Live 4 Evan organization visit http://liveforevan.org/

Gary Richard Haines, 59

Gary Richard Haines, 59, of Hopkinton, passed away Friday, February 7, 2014. Born in Framingham, he was the husband to Janice Gail (Hayes) Haines for 30 years.

Gary worked at the Holliston Water Department for 29 years. His hobbies included beekeeping, camping, boating and fishing, bonfires, and ice fishing. He was often found swimming with his grandson Orion at his son and daughter-in-law's lake house.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Gary Haines Jr. and his wife Kerry of Millbury, and Julie Haines and her son Orion of Hopkinton. His grandson affectionately called him "Bop Bop". He also leaves behind his siblings Cheryle Ward and her husband John and Barry Haines and his wife Darlene all of Hopkinton.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 11th from 4-7p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. 



Roughing It

February 8, 2014 — Members and friends of the Nipmuc Rod and Gun Club in Upton, hundreds of them, and their kids and guests,  covered Fiske Mill Pond this morning for their annual fishing derby.


Variety is the Spice...

February 8, 2014 — These Girl Scouts added to the cookie choices at Colella's today as they brought in a robust supply of Girl Scout Cookies for sale


Behind a South Mill Street property.


On Your Mark...

February 8, 2014 — St. John the Evangelist Parish Center filled with Cub Scouts, their parents and siblings, as well Boy Scouts from Troops One and Four, to race the annual Pinewood Derby this morning. Seventy-two Cub Scouts participated in the race, and the Boy Scouts stopped by to help running the cars, built to standard specifications, to and from the start an finish areas.


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A Celebration of Cuisine and Cultures at Fay School in Southborough



February 7, 2014 Baklava. Jerk Chicken. Tacos al pastor. Thai tea. sushi. Roast turkey and mashed potatoes. Blinis. Fried plantains. Italian meatballs. Pierogi. Dulce de leche.Are you hungry yet?


Fay community members enjoyed yet another fun and delicious Taste of Nations event on February 1- an annual celebration where students and families cook and share dished from the many cultures that make up the Fay community.


Kitchens around the Fay campus sprang into action early in the afternoon, as teams of students chopped vegetables, mixed batters, seasoned chicken, made dumplings, and rolled sushi. Local families, faculty, and staff also hosted student groups in their homes for cooking adventures.

That evening, flags of many nations festooned Harlow Gym, and the evening began as Upper School students shared blessings in the languages that reflected their cultural heritage, including Russian, Kiswahili, Thai, Spanish, Mandarin, and Korean.


Then, hundreds of people milled about from table to table, enjoying the tasty treats and sharing stories. Always a highlight of the school year, the event was a lively celebration of Fay’s diverse heritage- and odds are good that there are more than a few Fay community members who are already planning next year’s menu!

Story and picture by Erin Sullivan.


Fay School is an independent co-educational school 25 miles from Boston serving students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade nine, with an optional boarding program in grades seven through nine. Established in 1866, Fay is the oldest junior boarding school in the country. It currently enrolls students from seventeen countries and throughout the United States.


Please take note that the snowstorm on Wednesday delayed trash and recyclables collection by one day this week. Wednesdays pick up was on Thursday, Thursday's pick up was on Friday, and Friday's pick up will be on Saturday. 

Collection days will return to their normal schedule beginning next Monday.


Have a wonderful weekend!



John K. Westerling

Director of Public Works


  Police Incident Log - Updated February 7, 2014

Arrest Log

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

1:41 am Officer Linda Higgins arrested Christian J. Lewis, 26, of Milford Street, Upton, on West Main Street and charged him with Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended, Subsequent Offense and Motor Vehicle Lights Violation.

Incident Log

Thursday, February 6, 2014

11:30 pm Officer Jacob Campbell advised the owner of a motor vehicle on Main Street to move the vehicle for snow removal.

5:38 pm A caller reported a disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street. Sgt. John Porter checked the area with a negative find.

5:33 pm A motorist reported what appeared to be a motor vehicle accident without personal injury between a small vehicle and a tractor trailer on West Main Street. Officer William Burchard responded and checked the area with a negative find.

2:33 pm A walk-in from Mayhew Street reported that someone may have taken his dog. Officer Thomas Griffin advised that he located the dog on Marshall Avenue and it was reunited with its owner.

12:45 pm A caller reported that that the operator of a motor vehicle was clearly texting while driving on West Main Street. Officer David Shane attempted but was unable to contact the owner of the vehicle.

1:43 pm Detective Timothy Brennan assisted the Milford Police Department with a larceny case.

7:25 am A motorist reported that a tan Honda Civic was operating erratically and turned onto Route 495. The State Police were notified.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

6:47 pm A walk-in from Hidden Brick Road reported that a neighbor was harassing them. Officer Peter Booth responded and spoke with both individuals involved.

6:32 pm The DPW reported that vehicles were parked on Saddle Hill Road impeding with snow removal. Officer William Burchard responded and advised that the vehicles would be moved.

6:25 pm Officer William Burchard checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on Wood Street.

5:34 pm A caller reported that a metal snow shovel was in the roadway on West Main Street causing a road hazard. Officer William Burchard responded but was unable to locate the shovel.

4:44 pm The DPW reported that a vehicle was off of the roadway and into a snow bank on Fruit Street. Two officers responded and advised that the vehicle was gone upon their arrival.

4:18 pm The DPW reported that several vehicles were parked along the side of School Street making it difficult for plows to clear the road. Officer William Burchard responded and spoke with the owners who moved the vehicles.

3:16 pm Intern Chief Charles Wallace reported that a vehicle was in a snow bank on Route 495. The State Police were contacted and responded.

2:57 pm Intern Chief Charles Wallace assisted a disabled motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street.

7:41 am A caller reported that a tractor trailer unit was stuck on East Main Street. Officer Stephen Buckley and the Highway Department responded to assist.

1:04 am Officer Linda Higgins stopped a motor vehicle on West Main Street and subsequently arrested a 26 year-old male from Upton and charged him with Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended, Subsequent Offense and Motor Vehicle Lights Violation.


Courtyard Project Progresses

by Muriel Kramer

February 7, 2014 — The School Committee last night voted to accept gifts totaling $58,595.59 for the “Sky’s the Limit” Courtyard project at the Middle School. The bulk of the donations are in Shayne Desroches memory; Shayne died tragically in a bike accident involving a car this past September. Shayne’s mom, Amanda, has donated $25,000 to the project to honor Shayne’s memory, and others have donated a total of $16,200.59 in his memory.

            Ruth Pagliuca, a project manager in real life, was on hand to give a brief update; she signed on to the project to help earlier last year after hearing MS Assistant Principal Maryellen Grady’s vision for the currently unused space in the center of the MS buildings. The project is intended to make outdoor learning space available and accessible to the whole community; an area roughly the size of ten classrooms sits unused in the center of the MS campus. The space was made inaccessible when an addition to the building connected two wings and closed it off; the space could previously only be accessed through a boy’s bathroom.

            Pagliuca, said of Grady, “she’s been an amazing evangelist for this project”. Grady’s vision includes gardens, performance space and outdoor classrooms and was projected to cost approximately $200,000 to complete. Many residents like Pagliuca are donating their real world expertise to make this project a reality; the layout was designed by local architect Tom Dawson. “We are moving ahead, transforming this unused courtyard into a very nice space.” Anyone wishing to contribute time, ideas, or support can contact Maryellen Grady at the MS, 508-497-9830.

            The SC also accepted a gift from EMC, a long time generous supporter of Hopkinton Public Schools; according to Superintendent Cathy Macleod, EMC has been supporting the robotics program since 2002 and this year donated $2,500 for the program.

            The team responsible for working to gain accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) for the preschool program, were on hand to discuss the process and earn some much deserved recognition for the successful effort.

            From NAEYC’s website, ”There are ten program standards, with specific criteria attached to each, that programs must meet in order to achieve NAEYC Accreditation. The framework of the standards and criteria focus on best practices in the field and the benefits to stakeholders in early childhood education. There are four groups of early childhood education stakeholders: children, teachers, family and community partners, and the program administration. 

            Each of the ten standards falls under a category according to the early childhood education stakeholder.  … the majority of the standards focus on children–the most important stakeholders. The remainder of the ten standards focus on other stakeholders and the programmatic structure they build to support quality. “

             Director of student services Marijane Hackett enthusiastically thanked all who worked to achieve the accreditation and reported that the program had earned high marks in every category; the staff at the preschool initiated the effort ahead of any mandate that may come from the state.  She acknowledged that eventually grant monies from the state will likely be tied to accreditation, so this positions Hopkinton very well for the future.  

             “Kudos to the team because it was all worth it.”


Bygone Era

February 7, 2014 — This steamroller, the vestige of a bygone era, one in which the young men who operated it have left behind generations of their descendants, wears a blanket of snow during Wednesday's storm outside of the DPW facility on Wood Street. The bleakness of winter makes the photo, although it is in color, appear to be black and white.




Valentine’s Day Party – Friday, February 14, 12:30

Hopkinton Senior Center

“Valentine’s Day is a special day to spend time with old and new friends.”

 Come and sample our sweet confections and enjoy the music of John Guido on Friday, February 14, at 12:30.  Please sign up by Tuesday, February 11.


The Wellness Department held a forum on Tuesday to discuss the results of the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey. One slide, above, shows boys feeling a little less safe at their school, less happy, and feeling they are treated unfairly to a larger degree than girls. .  See the entire survey presentation here.
Athletic Scholarships

February 6, 2014 — Jessica Scott, left, and Autumn Kramer pose for photographers at Hopkinton High School office today to sign letters of intent to play sports at college. Jessica received a scholarship from Northeastern University for track, and Autumn received her scholarship to Sacred Heart University for javelin.


Milford Regional Welcomes New Breast Surgeons to The Breast Center


Milford Regional would like to welcome Drs. Salwa Fam and Ashling O’Connor, a team of highly trained breast surgeons, to The Breast Center in the Women’s Pavilion. The mission of The Breast Center is to unify resources in diagnostic imaging, pathology, surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, physical therapy and nursing, to ensure patients receive the very highest standards of care. This thorough team effort results in more expedient diagnosis and treatment as well as greater patient comfort.


Salwa Fam, MD (left) received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1975 and performed a surgical internship and residency at Boston University Medical Center.  Dr. Fam is board certified in surgery and is a clinical instructor at Boston University Medical Center.  She is the medical director of The Breast Center at Milford Regional.


Ashling O’Connor, MD (right) graduated with a degree in medicine with honors from the University of Dublin, in Ireland in 2002.  Dr. O’Connor performed a surgical internship at Mater Miserlcordiae Hospital in Dublin and completed a research residency at Tufts University in Boston.  She also performed a surgical residency at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston.  Dr. O’Connor completed her training with a fellowship in breast surgery at UMass Memorial Medical Center.  She is board certified in surgery and is an assistant professor of surgery at UMass.   


The Breast Center at Milford Regional Medical Center is fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Our Breast Center is one of only 12 nationally accredited centers in Massachusetts.  To reach Drs. Fam and O’Connor at The Breast Center, call 508-482-5439.


Motor Vehicle Stop Leads to Gun Arrest in Sturbridge

This morning at approximately 12:15am, Trooper Jason Trout of the State Police Sturbridge Barracks conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 84 West in Sturbridge for a defective tail light. During the interaction with the operator, Trooper Trout observed a black handgun behind the operator’s seat.


Trooper Trout’s investigation revealed that the operator, CARLO GARDNER, 25, of Williamsport Pennsylvania, was not licensed to carry a firearm in Massachusetts.


As a result, GARDNER was placed under arrest and charged with the following:

1.      Unlicensed possession of a firearm

2.      Possession of ammunition without an FID Card

3.      Improper storage of a large capacity firearm

4.      Carrying a large capacity feeding device


The firearm was a Ruger P95 9mm and it was loaded with 15 rounds of ammunition.


GARDNER is scheduled to be arraigned this morning in Dudley District Court.


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