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MA Division 2 State Champs
From top Left - Coach Mary Korbey, Jess Mellor, Amanda Gilbert, Ivy Gogolin, Regan Keavany, Elizabeth Liberta, Coach Don Keavany
From Bottom left - Kate Huebner, Calli Korbey, Maddie Hildreth, Sarah Todd, Emma Murphy
Congratulations to the Hopkinton Girls 8th Grade Travel Team for winning the Division 2 State Basketball Championship! The Hillers were strong in the preliminary round of the tournament by trouncing Dartmouth 63-26, then defeating Sandwich 56-35. In the state semi-final game, the Hiller girls shook off a slow start but really came to life in the 2nd half as they beat Charlton 42-21. In the Finals, Hopkinton was matched up against Martha's Vineyard, who were a perfect 17-0 in the Cape Cod League. The Hillers overcame a 2-point halftime deficit and again played a very strong second half, especially defensively, to win 36-26 and capture the state title. The Hopkinton girls enjoyed a successful regular season, winning the Metrowest Division 2 Central regular season crown, which helped them earn a berth in the states. All season long, the Hillers played unselfishly and had balanced scoring. The girls finished their youth travel basketball careers by amassing an impressive 18-5 record. A special thanks to Mary Korbey and Don Keavany who have been fantastic coaches over the years. ~ Contributed by Kevin Murphy
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Sunday, March 23, 2014
8:25 pm Officer
William Burchard arrested Anirban Bhattacharyya, 39, of
Leman Lane, Hopkinton, on Leman Lane and charged him with
Assault and Battery and Indecent Assault and Battery on a
Person 14 or over.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
9:12 pm A caller reported seeing a loose dog on Knoll Road. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area but could not locate the dog.
6:41 pm A caller reported a motor vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer and a car on Route 495. Sgt. Michael Sutton responded to assist.
5:05 pm A motorist reported that he saw two vehicles full of teens parked on the wrong side of Teresa Road. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and advised that it was an individual was speaking with the mother of a child.
4:58 pm A caller reported that an individual made un-welcomed physical advances and attempted to kiss her at an open house on Main Street. Officer William Burchard responded and wrote a report.
10:44 am A resident of Mayhew Street reported a missing brass marker that had their fathers name and branch of service on it. The resident then called back and advised that it was located under a few inches of dirt that had build up.
1:20 am Officer Jacob Campbell spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on West Main Street who was waiting for someone to pick up.
1:10 am Officer
Linda Higgins checked a parked motor vehicle that was in
front of the High School.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
11:24 pm Officer Linda Higgins assisted a disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street.
9:49 pm Sgt. Scott vanRaalten checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on West Main Street.
9:04 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street.
6:47 pm Sgt. Scott vanRaalten assisted a disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street.
5:26 pm A Davis Road resident reported a stolen mailbox. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and took a report.
5:19 pm A resident of Wood Street reported that a woman pulled into his driveway, sat there for ten minutes, then got out and knocked on his door looking for an unfamiliar person. Officer Matthew McNeil checked the area for the vehicle with a negative find.
5:19 pm A walk-in reported a large construction barrel in the roadway on Cedar Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and removed the barrel.
5:03 pm A caller reported a smoking transformer on Wood Street. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and notified the electrical company.
4:00 pm There were multiple calls for a tree that fell down across the roadway and took out wires on Proctor Street. Two officers checked the area and put up traffic cones until the electrical company could respond.
10:14 am Officer Patrick O'Brien checked a motor vehicle on Cedar Street.
1:20 am A caller from Yale Road reported being involved in a domestic dispute and the other person involved was removing the callers property. Sgt. Scott vanRaalten responded and advised that it was only a verbal argument.
12:30 am Sgt. Scott vanRaalten spoke with an individual who was checking on the pump station on Hayden Rowe Street.
12:04 am Sgt.
Scott vanRaalten checked and spoke with the operator of a
motor vehicle that was parked at the High School.
Friday, March 21, 2014
11:09 pm Sgt. Scott vanRaalten assisted the Fire Department with a medical call on Chestnut Street.
10:51 pm A 911 caller from West Main Street reported that he had several items stolen from his business. Officer Linda Higgins responded and wrote a report.
8:44 pm Sgt. Scott vanRaalten spoke with an individual on Rafferty Road.
4:54 pm Officer Gregg DeBoer responded to a motor vehicle accident without personal injury on West Main Street.
4:49 pm A motorist reported that a deer was hit by a vehicle on East Main Street. Officer Gregg DeBoer advised that the deer was deceased and notified the on-call personnel.
1:48 pm A caller reported metal shavings and a barrel in the roadway on West Main Street. The Highway Department was notified clean up.
12:57 pm A caller reported that a white truck stopped in the middle of East Main Street then the operator got out and started to set up cones. Officer Patrick O'Brien located the vehicle and advised that they were marking distances for the marathon.
8:59 am Officer Stephen Buckley responded to Nazneen Circle to write a report of a minor motor vehicle accident without personal injury.
8:12 am Officer Stephen Buckley responded to a two car motor vehicle accident without personal injury on Wood Street.
7:28 am A caller from Patriots Boulevard reported that credit cards were stolen out of his truck that was parked at a job site. Officer Thomas Griffin responded and wrote a report.
1:46 am Officer John Moran checked a parked motor vehicle on West Main Street.
1:36 am Officer Jacob Campbell assisted the Fire Department with a smoke detector that was sounding on Sanctuary Lane.
1:07 am Officer John Moran spoke with a male on West Main Street who was trying to get back to Lowell on a broken ankle. Officer John Moran transported him to Marlborough where he would attempt to get a ride the rest of the way.
1:03 am Officer John Moran checked an unoccupied motor vehicle on Wood Street.
1:01 am Officer John Moran spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle who was conducting tests for a phone company on Wood Street.
12:56 am Officer Jacob Campbell spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street who was taking nap after an argument he had at home.
12:22 am A North Street resident reported hearing a crashing sound on the side of his house. Officer John Moran checked the area and advised that it was due to a deer eating bushes.
by John Cardillo
March 24, 2014 — The Hopkinton Hiller
Cheerleaders put it all together today and came in Second
Place in the New England “Spirit” Cheer Championship. This
is the highest High School sponsored competition in New
England. The very best come to this competition from all
over New England’s six States. Hopkinton wasn’t intimidated
and did not withdraw from the challenge. This fantastic
group of young women went out on the mat today and arguably
performed their best routine of the year.
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(Reprinted from HopNews March 29, 2004)
Hopkinton Little League is 50 Years old!
Hopkinton Little League celebrates its 50th Anniversary this coming Sunday, April 4, 2004, at 1:30 p.m., with its traditional parade from the Hopkinton Common to Carrigan Park.
For those who made history during those years, Mike Whalen is organizing a get together at the park of as many of the original players from the 1950's as possible on that day. Those players are urged to call Michael Whalen at 508-435-2397 or email email@example.com. Contributed by Mike Whalen.
From March 23, 2014: Happy 60th Anniversary to those who helped start Hopkinton Little League
Tractor Trailer vs. Car on Route 495
Brushfire follows after return to HQ
March 23, 2014 — At 6:43 pm this evening,
Hopkinton Police and Fire responded to the request of Mass State
Police regarding the collision of a tractor trailer (arrow in
photo) and a passenger vehicle on Route 495 Northbound, just
past the Mass Pike exit. The female driver was the sole
occupant, and was evaluated by Hopkinton Fire Ambulance and
released after refusing a ride to the hospital. The
truck's tires bored into the passenger side of the vehicle
before the vehicle became free and slid sideways down the road
and across three lanes, ending up against the guardrail in the
passing lane facing the wrong way.
Hopkinton Aluminum Warriors Make Their
Hopkinton High Robotics
Team (from left to right): Rish Shandra, Mike diBenedetto
Michelle Heeney, Hunter Phipps, Blake Dobay, Michael McFarland (teacher/mentor),
Mercedes Lahaie, Brent Heavey (coach), Robert Lahaie (Driver/Builder), Kyle Heavey, Andre LeBlanc
March 23, 2014 — The Hopkinton Robotics team took on a new challenge this year by moving up from the FIRST Tech Challenge last year, and building the more complicated robots to compete in FIRST Robotics Challenge competition. The challenge was to build a robot that could pick up and shoot a 24 inch ball through and over 7 foot high targets while being pushed and pounded by other opposing robots trying to complete the same task.
Hopkinton’s team was called the Aluminum Warriors. As a rookie team, Hopkinton had a tough day one on Friday and they finished in 31st place out of 39 teams competing. However, on the last bout on Friday Hopkinton finished strong and Robert Lahaie, the Hopkinton driver, demonstrated to other competitors that Hopkinton could play aggressive defense and that earned their robot some credibility with the other teams.
On day two, Hopkinton showed much better, winning 2 of 3 bouts with strong defense. Robert was able to shut down the best robot in the competition from scoring, other teams noticed. The top 8 teams in the competition each go on to select two “Alliance Partners” to join their team. On their very last pick the top team selected Hopkinton’s Aluminum Warriors to lead the defense for their Alliance.
This new red team alliance competed great through the quarter finals and semi-finals racking up points on the competition. Hopkinton’s robot would play aggressive defense, while the other 2 robots in the red alliance loaded up on points. It was a great combination. The master of ceremonies commented on many occasions throughout the day that the Aluminum Warriors from Hopkinton were making great defensive plays to stop other teams' robots from scoring. The red alliance moved up and made it to the final round. It was best 2 out of 3 to win the championship.
Hopkinton, in the red alliance, easily won
the first bout and they looked like they were in good shape to
take it all. In bout number 2, one of the other alliance members
had a penalty that cost the red alliance the win. Ready to
battle on, Hopkinton moved to the final match of the day, winner
takes all. Hopkinton made some good moves on defense, but one of
the throwing arms on their alliance partner's robot broke during
the competition and became disabled. The two remaining robots
fought valiantly, but in the end after a very exciting match,
Hopkinton’s red alliance team lost with a very close score of
118 to 120 to the blue alliance.
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Hopkinton Country Club Hosts “America 4 Boston”
Marathon Canvas Signing
Club to Celebrate Marathon Spirit with Passionate Locals
Hopkinton, MA., March 23, 2014 - Hopkinton
Country Club proudly announced today that they’ll be kicking off
their 2014 season with an exciting event beginning Thursday,
March 27th at Hopkinton Country Club - located at 204 Saddle
Hill Road in Hopkinton, MA.
Hopkinton Country Club has taken this
opportunity to invite anyone in the local Hopkinton area
(including surrounding towns) to come by the club and sign the
canvas to contribute to the effort. Hopkinton Country Club will
schedule signing hours of 8am-8pm Thursday & Friday, March 27th
& 28th and from 8am – 4pm on Saturday, March 29th.
Hopkinton Selectman Endorsed for Senate Run by
March 23, 2014 — According to reports coming from the Massachusetts State Republican Convention attendees, Hopkinton Selectman Brian Herr received the party's nod for his candidacy for the U. S. Senate from Massachusetts. Other Republicans, we are informed, may run on nomination papers, but not as Republicans on the ballot.
Mr. Herr, a Hopkinton Selectman, resides in Hopkinton with his wife, Mary Murphy, and their five children. Mr. Herr's last run for office outside of the Town offices he has held, which includes Hopkinton Planning Board, was a run against Marty Lamb for the Republican nomination for the Congressional seat held by Jim McGovern, in which Lamb won the convention.
Inasmuch as Charlie Baker for Governor and Brian Herr for the US Senate are the only candidates to have received 15% or more of the convention's votes, we are further informed that there will be no primary for the Republican party in Massachusetts.
According to the state's website, the last day for submitting nomination papers is May 6, 2014.
From Ken Weismantel:
"This was a big day for the Hopkinton delegation with the nomination of Brian Herr for US Senate.
"I addressed the convention to second his nomination.
"The Hopkinton Delegation voted 100% to support the nomination of Charlie Baker."
Chairman Hopkinton Republican Town Committee
March 23, 2014 — Hot Acoustics, above, drew the parents of student athletes to the Hopkinton Boosters Club fundraiser at the Hopkinton Country Club on Saturday evening, and Pat Mahon called out the winning raffle tickets for those who paid $75 per head for the privilege. Below, Booster President Don Lehman, left, and Booster Peter Mezitt have a chat during the entertainment.
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Special Olympics 57, Hopkinton Police 45
March 22, 2014 — The Hopkinton Police, despite their best efforts and intense practice throughout the year, bowed to the Hopkinton Special Olympics again this year, 57-45. Above, police discuss strategy among themselves before the start of the match up.
Saturday, March 29 - 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Chase away those winter blues! This event is open to families with children ages 3 to 10 years, and admission is free. Activities will include inflatable bounce houses, slides, and obstacle courses as well as carnival games and prizes. There will also be a Star Wars Jedi Knight Training program by Jungle Jim of Boston at 1:00 p.m. This event will take place at Fay’s Harlow Gym and Harris Theater. Parking will be available at 25 Middle Road in Southborough.
Questions? Please contact Nicole Casey at 508-490-8204 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hopkinton Middle School Teacher Kristin Mercier
To Run 2014 Boston Marathon for
The Sky’s the Limit Courtyard
March 21, 2014 -- Kristin Mercier, a Hopkinton Middle School 8th grade math teacher will be running the 2014 Boston Marathon to raise money for The Sky's the Limit Courtyard.
The Sky’s the Limit Courtyard project’s goal is to raise funds through private donations to transform the unused, inaccessible “courtyard” at Hopkinton Middle School into a vibrant outdoor learning and meeting space for students and the Hopkinton community. The vision includes an amphitheater, outdoor classrooms, open space and informal gathering areas to be used during the school day and for after school activities.
“I am beyond excited to be representing the Sky's the Limit Project at the marathon,” stated Ms. Mercier. “I know that students, teachers and the community will benefit from this outdoor space for many, many years.”
“We are honored that Kristin has chosen to run the 2014 Boston Marathon to benefit the Sky’s the Limit Courtyard project,” commented Alan Keller, principal of Hopkinton Middle School. “Her motivation and dedication to this cause, and all donations to support her, are very much appreciated.”
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
2:19 pm Officer Thomas Griffin arrested David Kevin Essuman, 37, of Gibbs Street, Worcester, on Wood Street for a Warrant and also charged him with Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended, Operating a Motor Vehicle With Registration Suspended and Uninsured Motor Vehicle/Trailer.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
7:35 pm A motorist reported a disabled motor vehicle in the middle of the roadway on West Main Street. Officer Stephen Buckley checked the area with a negative find.
4:26 pm Sgt. Michael Sutton assisted a disabled motor vehicle on Cedar Street.
4:20 pm A 911 caller reported a motor vehicle accident without personal injury on Main Street. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and wrote a report.
1:52 pm Officer Thomas Griffin stopped a motor vehicle on Wood Street and subsequently arrested a 37 year-old male from Worcester for a Warrant and also charged him with Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended, Operating a Motor Vehicle With Registration Suspended and Uninsured Motor Vehicle/Trailer.
11:39 am A resident of Front Street reported a suspicious motor vehicle with the letters “LS” on the side and that he has also seen this vehicle before with the words “package delivery” on the side of it. Officer Stephen Buckley advised that he spoke with the operator of the vehicle earlier and all was fine.
11:16 am A caller reported that her dog was attacked by two other dogs while walking on South Mill Street. The Animal Control Officer was notified.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
6:23 pm Three officers responded to a multi-car motor vehicle accident without personal injury on West Main Street.
9:08 pm A motorist reported an extended wait for the traffic light on West Main Street to turn green. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and advised that the light was working properly.
6:49 pm Officer Philip Powers responded to a report of a motor vehicle hitting a deer on West Elm Street.
5:13 pm Two officers responded to multi-car motor vehicle accident without personal injury on South Street.
3:49 pm A caller reported that an individual who had a history of stalking her showed up at her business today. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded to speak with the caller.
2:29 pm A resident reported that a telephone pole on Pond Street was leaning on the side. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the pole and advised that it was just bent.
2:19 pm Officer David Shane responded to a two car motor vehicle accident without personal injury on East Main Street.
1:10 pm A caller reported finding a dog with no tags on Tammer Lane. The owner called to report his dog missing and was advised of the location to pick him up.
10:15 am Officer David Shane assisted the Fire Department with a CO investigation on Greenwood Road.
10:05 am The Highway Department was advised of a light that was out on West Main Street.
Monday, March 17, 2014
8:42 pm A resident of Lumber Street reported that her doorbell was rung and when she answered the door no one was there. Officer Philip Powers checked the area but did not find anything suspicious.
7:36 pm Officer Matthew McNeil assisted the Fire Department with a fire alarm activation on Downey Street.
7:08 pm A resident of Woodview Way reported hearing a dog barking for the past couple of days. Officer Philip Powers notified the property manager who contacted the owner.
11:03 am A caller reported stone slabs or rocks in the roadway on Wood Street. The Highway Department advised that they have already cleaned it up.
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Virginia Macmillan Hankinson, 93
Virginia Macmillan Hankinson died peacefully
at her home on the morning of March 11, 2014. She was born
in Framingham, MA on November 8, 1920 to
and Grace L. (Spinney) Robbins. She graduated from Hopkinton
High School and attended Framingham Normal School. She
married Robert Norcross Macmillan on August 26, 1939. Her
work life included Telechron, Dennison and many years as a
waitress at Ken’s Steak House where she met and worked with
many people who became life-long friends. After summering in
the area for many years, Virginia moved to Boothbay Harbor
in 1972, where she kept herself busy creating stained glass
art for various gift shops in Maine. She married David K.
Hankinson of Ocean Point on September 26, 1992. She also had
great pride in her work as a trustee of the Boothbay Region
YMCA, and her efforts with the Boothbay Region Land Trust.
Annual Hopkinton High School Honors Art Show
March 21, 2014 — Above, Hopkinton High School artist, Kaylyn Venuto, one of six student artists in the honors art show at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, is flanked by a friend on each side, as well as one behind the camera, as she poses next to her display. The opening reception was well attended last night, and will run until April 9, 2014.
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