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Note to Self...

LEGACY FARMS ROAD NORTH - November 10, 2015 — ... next time, move the wires to the new pole and remove the pole from the roadway before paving

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Lost Time

November10, 2015 — Maryjo LaFreniere is not casting a spell, but instead is gesturing while she catches up on lost time with Mary and Gary Woodward in front Town Hall last week.

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November 10, 2015 — These brilliant colors photographed three weeks ago are nothing more than fading memories at Legacy Farms South on this day.


Special Massachusetts State Police Unit Captures Interstate Fugitive In Boston


Massachusetts State Police tonight located and apprehended KEVIN PAUL, 36, a fugitive from New Hampshire who violated his parole after serving prison time for being an accomplice in the murder of a police officer.

Massachusetts State Troopers found PAUL in Boston tonight. PAUL was wanted in New Hampshire on firearms, armed career criminal, and parole violation charges. PAUL had been granted parole earlier this year in New Hampshire after serving time for his role as an accomplice in the 1997 murder of an Epsom, N.H., police officer.

At 7:45 pm tonight troopers from the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section and MSP’s Troop H Community Action Team located PAUL at Albany Street at Melnea Cass Boulevard in Boston.

The arrest was the culmination of a continued search of the Boston area for the suspect. MSP’s fugitive unit developed intelligence that PAUL and a woman he was with were staying at a Boston hotel. Massachusetts Troopers set up surveillance on the hotel today and watched as PAUL left on foot to run an errand. Troopers converged on him and took him into custody.

PAUL is believed to be involved in a burglary ring in N.H. that has stolen and traded firearms.

He will be arraigned on the fugitive charges tomorrow in the Roxbury Division of the Boston Municipal Court.

According to published reports in New Hampshire media, PAUL was present as his friend Gordon Perry shot and killed Epsom police Officer Jeremy Charron in August 1997. Perry and PAUL then stole a pickup truck, and PAUL shot at police during a chase.

Hopkinton 16, Norwood 13

The Hopkinton Hillers improved their record to 5-4 with a hard fought 16-13 win verses Norwood on Friday night.  Connor Hebert scored the go ahead touchdown from 6 yards out with 30 seconds left and the Hillers blocked a last second 37 yard field goal to preserve the victory.  

Sam Lehman started the Hiller scoring with a 5 yard TD while Nate Wilson had 63 yards rushing out of the wildcat formation that included a 33 yard scamper in the 4th quarter to help key the winning drive.  Jack Vaccari hauled in a huge 4th down catch from Jimmy Adams on the final drive while also adding a 21 yard field goal in the first half.  

The Hillers travel to Walpole this Friday night at 7pm for another clash with the Bay State Conference.

(Jack Vaccari catches and runs for a key 1st down in the Hillers' victory)

Contributed content. Photo credit:  Tricia LaCascia


New Elementary School Wins by Landslide 1211 - 431

November 9, 2015 - It was a huge win for the Elementary  School Building Committee as they worked hard to have a transparent and thoughtful process to put the memory of the failed Fruit Street School behind them and find the best solution for a new elementary school (Left thumbnail). The school passed two weeks ago at Town Meeting by a nearly unanimous voice vote, with only one negative voice heard in dissent that evening; and so today's approval was not unexpected by observers.

         The polls closed at 8:00 pm sharp, right after some last-minute young voters rushed in to cast their ballots, and as Election Warden Russell Ellsworth, below, called that the time for voting was over. It seemed like fewer than 8 minutes, possibly a record time, that Town Clerk Geri Holland and election worker Annie Marcy came out with the printed tapes detailing the totals in each precinct, and people began adding them up.

         The school won soundly in each precinct, totaling 1,211 in favor and 431 against, the result of hard campaigning.

         The Field House also won (Right thumbnail), but by a smaller margin, actually losing in Precinct 2 and squeaking by in two of the other three, for a total of 873-761. There were 1645 ballots cast in all.   


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Storage of Firearms in Massachusetts

November 9, 2015 — All Firearms, rifles and shotguns should be stored unloaded when not being used.

Massachusetts Law requires all Firearms, rifles and shotguns to be secured in a locked container or equipped with a tamper-resistant mechanical lock or other safety device when at home and not in the possession of the owner.

The purpose of the law is to prevent children, criminals and persons with mental illness from having access to weapons that may harm themselves or others.

Container must not merely be locked but secured in a manner so that it will deter all but the most persistent from gaining access.

Storage at home:
Law applies when firearm is not carried or in direct control (you can immediately gain control)
Must be in a locked container or Have a tamper proof mechanical lock or other safety device

Storage in a vehicle:
For a class A license carrying a loaded firearm is permitted but it must be under their direct control.
For a class B license or a large capacity rifle or shotgun it must be unloaded and contained in a locked trunk or other secure container.

Court case law has defined the locked container as “will deter all but the most persistent from gaining access”. “At a minimum, to be secure, any qualifying container must be capable of being unlocked only by means of a key, combination, or other similar means.”

Questions on whether Massachusetts gun storage laws are constitutional because of recent Supreme Court decisions have been addressed by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court which has found them to be constitutional because they do not preclude the right of self-defense. You can carry a firearm if properly licensed you only need to store it properly when you are leaving it out of your custody.

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Clear Message

November 9, 2015 — Joe Markey and Rob Nickerson of the Elementary School Building Committee make their viewpoint known at the entrance to the  Middle School polling place. The entrance to the polling area has been changed to the rear entrance of the gym where the voting usually takes place.
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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2015 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from November 2, 2015 - November 9, 2015
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
30 Ryegrass Circle unit 98 Tanvir Rahman, Tajul Rahman $778,140 Nov. 5, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
24 Crispwater Way unit 185 Trung Q. Nguyen, Shilpa Nguyen $514,800 Nov. 2, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
19 Constitution Street Christopher Ewart $477,000 Nov. 6, 2015 Lori L. McKenna
20 Pinecrest Lane Jerome F. Byrne, Nancy J. Byrne $326,000 Nov. 6, 2015 Shirley R. Saunders, Edward Kelrikh
425 America Boulevard unit B Meagan Macqueen, Matthew Godfrey $379,990 Nov. 4, 2015 Louisiana Purchase Realty LLC
12-16 Union Street 58 Exchange Ashland LLC $3,100,000 Nov. 4, 2015 58 Exchange Realty LLC
415 America Boulevard unit D Wajahat Tariq, Sidra Nadeem $369,000 Nov. 3, 2015 Louisiana Purchase Realty LLC
3 Harding Lane unit 39 Leslie A. Prior $375,000 Nov. 2, 2015 David W. Budding, Martha M. Budding
33 Clifford Road Stephen Burgess, Kate Burgess $680,000 Nov. 9, 2015 Michael J. Sullivan, Terrie Adams Sullivan,
Terrmich Realty Trust
42 East Main Street Bartolini Properties LLC $165,000 Nov. 5, 2015 Janet Mattioli, Angeline B. Mattioli
19 Oak Hill Road Benjamin Welch, Sarah Kelly $430,000 Nov. 3, 2015 Alison Hartelius, Lauren Rankins, Alan McDonald,
Stephen Gorham Scott
24 Josiah Drive Rick J. Carle, Rebecca L. Carle $407,900 Nov. 6, 2015 Dominic C. Gaudiano, Meredith L. Gaudiano
Prospect Street Elizabeth Benney $195,000 Nov. 5, 2015 Jill A. Mongeau Gaines, Kevin L. Gaines
21 Forest Street Nathan M. Williams, Emily Williams $370,000 Nov. 3, 2015 George Blackburn, Averil B. Blackburn




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Incident and Arrests Updated today, November 9, 2015

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-2323



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

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

28 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

3 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Incident Log

Sunday, November 8, 2015

2:29 am Two officers spoke with a suspicious person on Main Street.

1:30 am The Highway Department was notified that a traffic light sensor strip on South Street was not working.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

9:49 pm A Pleasant Street resident reported that a coyote was on their property. Sgt. Scott vanRaalten responded to check the area and notified the Animal Control Officer.

2:47 pm A 911 caller reported a rollover motor vehicle accident with possible entrapment on Fruit Street. Three officers responded to assist and advised that the operator refused medical treatment.

12:50 pm A caller from Wilson Street reported that a suspicious motor vehicle was in the area and had been there multiple times within an hour. Officer William Burchard checked the area with a negative find on the vehicle.

12:24 pm A caller from East Street reported suspicious activity of someone possibly stealing food from the kitchen. Two officers responded to speak with the caller.

11:53 am A caller from West Main Street reported a missing black wallet.

9:36 am A walk-in reported missing a maroon wallet.

Friday, November 6, 2015

10:47 pm Officer Philip Powers spoke with a walk-in regarding an incident that occurred at the football game.

9:20 pm Officer Philip Powers spoke with an individual who reported getting repeated on-going phone calls every two hours.

8:34 pm A resident of Robbern Road reported a disturbance. Three officers responded and spoke with the involved party.

2:14 pm A caller reported that her wallet was stolen out of her purse while at a West Main Street business. She advised that the individual left in a Hyundai hatchback and drove onto Route 495 north. The State Police were notified.

2:13 pm A motorist reported being involved in a motor vehicle accident on West Main Street and was now feeling concussive symptoms. Officer William Burchard responded and advised that the operator was transported to the hospital.

1:39 pm A West Main Street store manager reported that an individual, who could not speak English, was asking for assistance. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and arranged for a taxi to take the individual to Boston to get a bus to New York.

12:32 pm A walk-in handed in shotgun shells for destruction.

9:59 am A motorist reported that a tree crew was working on Elm Street with several bucket trucks but no detail officer present. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and shut them down.

Reprinted with permission from: http://www.soundmindz.org/


   Parenting With An Open Mind

   by Dr. Arthur P. Ciaramicoli

What could me more meaningful than raising our children to be free of prejudice and hatred. We have an extremely important responsibility to teach them to be open minded and free to befriend the human race, not just those of the same religion or ethnic heritage.


All parents should be committed to refraining from making disparaging comments about any particular group or individual for prejudicial reasons, including yourself or your spouse. Don’t ever underestimate how the little sponges take in your attitudes, cynicism, and unfair judgments of others.


Some parents do not disparage others but constantly make derogatory remarks about themselves. Remember your shame becomes their shame; they need parents who take pride in themselves with humility and without arrogance. Perception Tainted by History


Happiness is dependent of the way we perceive, not on the environment we encounter. Our children pay very close attention to the way we view the world, and they will model themselves according to our beliefs and attitudes.


Children force us to reflect and remember the many experiences we have put away in the recesses of our minds. Each stage of their development reminds us of the experiences we had in the same developmental period.


We have to be aware of the hurts we accumulated in our childhood so that we do not pass on our biases to our children. As parents we need to recall how we reacted to each developmental phase. What did you experience in elementarily school, middle school, high school etc. How were your family relationships during those times, how did you do with friends, sports, girlfriends, boyfriends and how have your experiences influenced how you see the world today.


Open Home/Open Mind

If we work out our past hurts and dysfunctional thinking we are in a position to create a home free of bias by discontinuing the cognitive distortions of Labeling-labeling your behavior and the behavior of others in a negative way and Emotional Reasoning-basing conclusions about yourself and other people on your feelings, rather than on the facts of a situation. Teaching your children how to perceive accurately and factually will lessen their stress and give them the opportunity to enter our diverse world with confidence and compassion for all. Your efforts will significantly influence their future, discipline yourself to be fair to all people and they will do the same while reaping the benefits of an open mind.


Dr. Arthur P. Ciaramicoli is a longtime Hopkinton resident


Special Soccer

November 8, 2015 — Special Olympians, fans and mentors had a great time playing soccer this afternoon.
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300th Anniversary Poets
Please enjoy a photo show of Hopkinton's poets and guests as well
as performances by three musicians during the show.
Rather than spoil the fun and record the poems, we offer this email for
readers to learn how to purchase the book: hopkintongenerationbook@gmail.com


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1st Annual Hopkinton Lacrosse Turkey Trot

 Come join us on Thanksgiving for a fun, family friendly, 2.8 mile turkey trot around the High School sports complex!

Show your Hopkinton spirit and wear green and orange, or a costume if you like! Race will be over in time to go support the Hopkinton Hiller Football Team as they take on rival Ashland in the Annual Thanksgiving Day Classic at 10 am.

When: November 26, 2015 - 8AM

Cost : Register before the race online at: hillersturkeytrot.racewire.com   

$15 For Adults/$5 for kids 12 and under
Day of race: $20 Adults/$10 for kids 12 and under
Bib Pick up and “Day Of” registration Starts at 7:15 AM
Where: Hopkins School(Course Map will be available at Registration)
Parking: Please Utilize Lot’s K, J, and the Hopkins School Lot

Health and Fitness
300 Years of Music Concert at St. Paul’s TODAY, November 8   

November 8, 2015 — As part of Hopkinton’s 300th Anniversary celebration, the combined choirs of Community Covenant and St. Paul’s Episocal churches in Hopkinton will be presenting a 300 Years of Music concert at St. Paul’s on Sunday, November 8 at 3:00 p.m. The concert is open to the public, and while there is no charge there will be a free-will offering to support Hopkinton’s coordinated response to the current Refugee Crisis.

Under the direction of St. Paul’s Minister of Music Karen Scheffler, the concert will feature music Hopkinton ancestors heard when they were still British subjects, as well as a beautiful new Ubi Caritas written by a Catholic priest from Marlborough, MA. There will even be a performance of the song “Hopkinton,” written by William Billings of Boston, America’s first classical choral composer.

In addition to singing by the choirs, there will also be chamber pieces with flutes and euphonium, music highlighting the 1883 Hooks and Hasting organ, and audience sing-alongs.


The Grotto Project

November 8, 2015 — Standing is Dr. Brian Busconi, looking on as son Liam and mason Paul Capalucci work on Liam's Eagle Scout project, a grotto on the lawn of St. John the Evangelist Church Rectory on Saturday, across from the church. It will be a place to visit, reflect or pray.


Lights Up -Opening Night
Hit the "Play" button above, and then sit back and enjoy a Flash slideshow of the people who attended or contributed to Saturday night's premier at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. (Once begun, choose YouTube and then Full screen for the best presentation)
Hardy Resident

November 7, 2015 — This resident of Hopkinton State Park appears to be ready for a Winter at the park, as plump as can be.  Its markings look like they could have been the inspiration for a few ancient Egyptian drawings.

Look, Up in the Sky...


November 7, 2015 — This one or two-person chopper looks like a motorcycle sidecar with a rotor on top, captured by the Roving HopNews Camera in Hudson this afternoon.

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No Injuries in Rollover

November 7, 2015 — A teen driver was apparently uninjured after she veered off of the road and struck a telephone pole, shearing it, and flipping her Honda SUV. The incident was originally reported to authorities an entrapment situation. The video shows the HopNews vehicle arriving at the scene by dashcam video, and the subsequent up-righting of the vehicle by Art's Towing, below.


Hopkinton Poets Speak

November 7, 2015 — Above, a pleased organizer Cheryl Perreault looks on as Hopkinton performer Amanda Maffei reads her poem during last evening's event at Hopkinton Senior Center. More to come later today.

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 Veterans Day in Hopkinton

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the Hopkinton American Legion's Veterans Day ceremony at the senior center on the morning of November 11th . Participants in the ceremony range from Hopkins School students to some of Hopkinton's most experienced citizens. The 11:00 AM start time is always chosen to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the treaty that ended World War I on this date and time in 1918. To further honor our Hopkinton veterans, the Veterans Celebration Committee invites all our local former and current servicemen and women, to a dinner held at the Woodville Rod and Gun Club. Doors open at 5:30 - . Following the meal, there will be entertainment, and desserts from the Bittersweet Company.

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Ruth Ellen Rice, 93


Ruth Ellen Rice, 93, of Bellingham, passed away October 13, 2015. Born in Dorchester, she was the daughter of the late Josephine (Ochs) and Ernest Ingalls. She was the wife of 70 years to the late Clyde E. Rice who passed away this past March.

Ruth graduated Dorchester High School at 16 years old and went on to Secretary School in NY. She had a strong Christian testimony and was a member of the Holliston Congregational Church from 1962-1975, the Hopkinton Congregational Church (FCC) from 1975-2000, and in the late 1950's, she was a member of the Universalist Church in Woonsocket, and in the 1960's the Globe Church in Woonsocket. Coming from a musical family, she began playing piano at 5 years old. She taught hundreds of piano students for over 50 years and taught piano at Dean Jr. College from 1970-1980. She was a choir director for 50 years and a church organist at many churches. She cooked wonderful Sunday meals and had a great sense of humor.

She is survived by her daughter, Janet Titus and her husband Greg, and her son, David Rice. She also leaves behind 4 grandchildren, Eric and his wife Teresa, Andrew, Cherie and Holly. She is predeceased by two brothers, Philip and Norman Ingalls.

Burial took place on October 17th at Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree. A memorial service will be held on November 14th at 11:00a.m. in the chapel at Faith Community Church in Hopkinton with a collation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faith Community Church, 146 East Main St. Hopkinton, MA 01748. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.


Town Seeks Charter Commission Committee Members

Note: Illustration above by Hopkinton artist Ashley T. M. Jackson of Charter Commission members in 2005 portrayed as if in attire of Founding Fathers. The Charter Commission members were a nine-member elected body. The Charter they developed and the town accepted has a review process, which has apparently kicked in nearly ten years later.


From the Town Clerk's Office:

Charter Commission Committee Announcement Pursuant to Town Charter provision 7­6 (“Periodic Charter Review”), the Town Clerk is encouraging all residents who are interested in being considered as a member of the Charter Commission Committee to apply now. The Town Clerk is announcing the start of the periodic charter review process. Please visit the following link to view the current Town Charter. The committee will consist of seven members, as outlined below:

1. The Board of Selectmen will appoint one (1) member;
2. The School Committee will appoint one (1) member;
3. The Town Clerk will appoint one (1) member;
4. The Appropriations Committee will appoint two (2) members;
5. The Town Moderator will appoint two (2) members.

To apply, please visit the Town’s website and fill out the online volunteer form at: http://www.hopkintonma.gov/home/about/hug . Interested parties may also visit the Town Clerk’s Office in Town Hall to fill out an application in person or call the office to have staff assist you in applying. The Town Clerk’s Office may be reached at 508­497­9710. For more information or questions about the Charter Commission Committee, please contact the Town Clerk, Geri Holland, at 508­497­9710, geri@hopkintonma.gov  or stop in Town Hall. All applications or public interest must be received by Friday, November 20th at 2:00PM​either electronically via the online form above or in writing to the Town Clerk’s Office at 18 Main Street, 1st Floor.



November 6, 2015 — Guests from Greece will be abundant at the 2016 Marathon on the 70th Anniversary of the First Place finish of Stylianos Kyriakides, the runner from Greece who gave his all to bring attention to the plight of his country. Above, Goce Davidov renews a plaque while Jeff Buccaccio applies a patina that will still be fresh on Marathon Monday to The Spirit of the Marathon at the one-mile mark.

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Incident and Arrests Updated today, November 6, 2015

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-2323


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

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

22 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

3 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

4 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Incident Log

Thursday, November 5, 2015

11:30 pm A 911 caller reported a suspicious vehicle and person walking away from the vehicle on Cedar Street Extension. When the caller turned around the person had disappeared. Three officers checked the area with a negative find.

7:59 pm A motorist complained about an aggressive driver on Fruit Street. Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas located the vehicle and spoke with the operator.

3:52 pm A motorist reported that traffic lights were out on South Street. Officer Hontzeas confirmed that two green lights were out and notified the DPW.

3:35 pm A caller reported that a utility truck was parked in a Hayden Rowe Street parking lot taking up a lot of spaces. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded but could not locate the vehicle.

1:23 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Thomas Griffin regarding a scam.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

6:52 pm A walk-in requested an emergency restraining order. Officer John Moran spoke with an on-call judge and advised that the restraining order was issued.

6:28 pm A caller from Cedar Street reported a hit and run motor vehicle accident. Sgt. Scott vanRaalten responded and wrote a report.

4:48 pm A resident of Priscilla Road reported that an unwanted party was on her property which has a no trespass order. Three officers responded and advised that the individual was transported to the hospital for a mental evaluation.

4:32 pm Officer John Moran spoke with a caller who reported receiving a fraudulent call.

4:26 pm The DPW was notified that a green traffic light was out on South Street.

1:28 pm A caller reported having several suspicious interactions with a woman on a bike on Church Street.

12:14 pm Officer Matthew McNeil wrote a report of suspicious activity.

10:09 am A resident of Wood Street reported that a hydrant at Lake Whitehall was open and flowing. The Water Department denied any flushing of hydrants and responded to the area.

10:12 am A caller reported that two suspicious white pickup trucks were parked across from each other on West Elm Street and when she tried to help them the operators declined having any problems. Officer Matthew McNeil checked the area but the vehicles were gone upon his arrival.

9:48 am An Appaloosa Circle resident reported that a suspicious male, in his late 20's, was carrying a wooden for sale sign. Two officers checked the area but could not locate him.

7:41 am Officer Matthew McNeil spoke with a resident of Turnbridge Lane regarding a neighbor dispute.

6:38 am Lieutenant Charles Wallace spoke with workers on Lumber Street regarding a town by-law violation.

2000 bags of Heroin Seized in Springfield Arrest


November 6, 2015 — Yesterday, members of the Hampden County Drug Task Force announced the arrest of JOSE RAMERIZ for trafficking Heroin. RAMERIZ, was the subject in a month long investigation to a drug trafficking operation out of Springfield. On November 5th, RAMERIZ was arrested for selling 40 half-packs, approximately 2000 bags of a substance believed to be Heroin at his residence in Springfield. Each Heroin pack was stamped with “NIKE” and “Hollywood”.


JOSE RAMERIZ, 30, of Springfield was placed under arrest and charged with the following offenses;
1. Distribution Class “A” Substance (Heroin), Subsequent Offense.
2. Trafficking in Heroin 36-100 less than 100 grams.
3. Violation of a Drug Free School Zone.


RAMERIZ was booked at the State Police barracks in Springfield and held on bail pending his arraignment in Springfield District Court today.


Need some time to shop without your little ones?

St. John’s HS Youth Group wants to help!
Saturday, Dec. 5th, Noon - 4 pm
For kids ages 4 years old - 4th grade
At St. John’s Church Hall
$15/child or $25/family max
50 kids max, sign up by Dec 2nd
Mail form and money to: St. John’s Church, 20 Church St.
Games, Movies, Coloring, Pumperknickel Puppets,
Crafts, Santa, Music, snacks, and Decorate Cookies
Permission Slip: http://tinyurl.com/StJohnDropShop
Questions? Email

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Health and Fitness
Free Lecture

November 5, 2015 — Hopkinton Drug Director of Marketing Michael Macione introduces himself prior to the lecture by endocrinologist Dr. Kenneth Blanchard, who spoke on the proper application of Hormone Replacement Therapy at Hopkinton Senior Center this evening.

         Dr. Blanchard's appearance was part of the Free Lecture series by Hopkinton Drug. The next guest lecturer, dentist John Zarrella DMD, will speak about general and oral health on December 8, 2015 at 6:30 pm.


Framingham Teen Charged With Rape in Framingham Girl-In-Woods Incident


WOBURN - November 5, 2015 — Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that Patrick Cowart, 18, of Framingham, was arraigned on a charge of rape today in Framingham District Court.


Judge David Cunis set bail at $50,000 cash and ordered the defendant to wear a GPS monitoring device, to remain confined to his home, and to stay away from the victim and witnesses as well as Framingham Public Schools. The next scheduled hearing in this case is Monday, December 7.


"The defendant in this case allegedly took advantage of the victim when she was in a vulnerable state," said District Attorney Marian Ryan. "We are actively working with school officials and the Framingham Police Department to fully investigate this matter."


On Wednesday, November 4, Framingham High School administrators located a female student in the wooded area near the school after recognizing that she was missing from her afternoon class. The student appeared to be disoriented. She was then transported to Metrowest Medical Center.


While conducting an investigation authorities were informed that the defendant allegedly engaged in sexual intercourse with the victim without her consent.


This charge is an allegation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.


This case is being investigated by the Framingham Police Department and the Middlesex District Attorney's Office.

Hopkinton High School Announces National Merit Commendations

Principal Evan Bishop announced the 15 Hopkinton High School students who received Letters of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program. The students are among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

The students are: William Allen, Jacqueline Barnes, Madison Calkins, Samuel Danaceau, Jennifer DePatie, Victoria Feng, Madeleine Francis, Lydia Franklin, Evan Goldstein, Tiffany Hou, John McAuliffe, Briana Mirabile, Kyra Moed, Rishabh Shadra, and Chris Zarba. Contributed content. Photo by Sterling Worrell.

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