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Command Center

April 20, 2016 — Federal, state and local agencies gathered at the  Hopkinton Police Headquarters on Patriots Day to add a level of covert surveillance to the already large contingent of uniformed and plainclothes officers on hand in Hopkinton, and the eyes in the sky to keep the public and the runners safe from terrorism. Off camera are several more officers behind computers and telephones. Above, Lt. Joseph Bennett communicates with an officer on the ground.
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Right Person, Right Place

April 20, 2016 — Above, at the marathon on Monday, 26.2 Foundation Executive Director Timothy Kilduff congratulates Upton Police Officer Matthew Rankins for rousting and evacuating an Upton family upon finding their attached garage on fire. Quick work by the Upton Fire Department kept most of the damage to the garage. The dashcam video of Officer Rankins' arrival on scene as well as his waking and informing the residents can be seen on the Upton PD facebook page.

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Friends of Whitehall Spring Clean-up April 23rd 2016

        The Friends of Whitehall ‘s 12th spring lake and trail clean-up will be held on Sat. April 23rd 2016 from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. We will gather at the boat landing at Whitehall State Park on Wood St. (rte.135) and be assigned areas of trails and shoreline around the lake to clean up debris and the refuse from the windy winter.  The trails have been damaged due to the weather and some will need to be cleared. We will also clean up some of the roadsides near the lake. Gloves, trash bags, tools and water will be provided. Coffee and refreshments will be available. We will be working with the Department of Recreation and Conservation that day in conjunction with Earth Week. This is a wonderful opportunity to help your community.


The Friends of Whitehall started in 2005 and our main mission is to preserve, protect and improve the wonderful natural resource of Lake Whitehall and its environs. We are proud of our many accomplishments which are cited on our website www.friendsofwhitehall.org. Each year we send an appeal letter for membership to residents in the immediate vicinity of the lake and its watershed. We would like to expand our membership to all residents of Hopkinton and surrounding towns who enjoy and use Whitehall, whether for boating, fishing or hiking. Membership forms can be downloaded from our website.  We are also on Facebook.


We hope you will help with the clean-up on April 23rd and that you will consider becoming a member. We are a non-profit 501c (3) organization.


Park Serve Day Upton State Forest Sunday, April 24, 2016 Give back to the park you enjoy!

Many hands make light work, so please join the Friends of Upton State Forest, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation for our annual spring work party. Registration at 8:30 AM. Work from 9 AM until noon. Meet at the Headquarters building near the intersection of Westborough and Southborough Roads. (GPS address-205 Westborough Rd) Bring hand tools such as loppers, shovels, and rakes. No power tools. Dress for work, including gloves. Don’t forget insect repellant and sunscreen. Water, and a light lunch will be provided for volunteers. A liability waiver must be signed. Youth over 12 are welcome with parental attendance, and signature. Youth groups are required to pre-register. Contact news@friendsofuptonstateforest.org , or Heritage.Blackstone@state.ma.us ,or 508-278-7604. You can get more information at http://web1.env.state.ma.us/DCR/MassParksPublic/#/main/EventDetailByID/103/600  .


New Musical Revue in Hopkinton Showcases the Songs of Female Writers of the Stage

     (April 19, 2016 - HOPKINTON, MA) — Enter Stage Left Theater (ESL) presents Brought to Light: A Millennium of Women as Storytellers of the Stage, May 12-14, at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. Written and directed by Mark DiCampo, this spring musical showcases some familiar songs and others that are rarely performed from shows such as Once Upon a Mattress, Little Women, Ragtime, and others. Performances are Thursday though Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Delbridge Family Performance Space at the HCA (98 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton, MA). Tickets are $20 general admission and $15 for students and seniors (60+). Student rush tickets will be available the day of performances for $10 at the box office. Purchase tickets at the door or at www.hopartscenter.org.

            “We are very lucky to have such a talented high school cast,” said show director Mark DiCampo. “They are paying tribute to some of the theater world’s most talented song writers, many of whom often go unsung.”

Brought to Light features a cast of 26 high school students from Hopkinton and surrounding towns. Photo by Rich Gazoorian.

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Flow Tests Today

Please be advised that multiple, required fire flow test will take place on Tuesday, April 19th ,  from approximately 10AM to noon.  Because these tests will take place on main transmission lines, customers may notice some discoloration during and after the tests throughout town.  Please avoid doing any laundry, dishwasher loads or other water use activities, during this time. Any discoloration that may occur will eventually dissipate. You may need to run your cold water line to clear your internal pipes once the test is complete.

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Home Building Season

April 17, 2016 — Above, a proud great blue heron, which is landing from a short flight, offers a nice long twig for its mate to weave into the existing nest that they are rebuilding in Sutton this afternoon, in a rookery with about a dozen nests. The other bird's beak can be see in the nest to the right of the main trunk of the tree. Below are other nests, less than half of the amount in the rookery. A tip of the HopNews hat to Tom, who informed us that the birds returned.

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April 17, 2016 — Sgt. Aaron O'Neil stops traffic for a couple who posed at the Start line in Hopkinton today.


A Welcome Sight

April 17, 2016 — This United States Coast Guard chopper made a couple of passes through Downtown Hopkinton today, including a round trip over the Athletes' Village behind the Hopkinton Middle School. An occupant (pilot?) can be seen through the glass in the window in the front.

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Mount Rush Hour

April 17, 2016 — Comedian turned painter Roger Kabler photobombs a photo of his "Mount  Rush  Hour" this afternoon at his designated space on Hopkinton Common. More can be learned on his facebook page. Notice the four Boston sports champions "carved" into the Blue Hills.


1. Hopkinton Drug is staying in business, despite a rumor to the contrary. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy recently, which is an opportunity to reorganize  and  have  a Judge in Federal Court dismiss debts to  help keep a company solvent. Owner Dennis Katz wrote in an email today that the business is "doing rather well."


2. Photographic Images closed the Downtown studio due to a substantial oil spill in the basement by an outside workman, and not because the building has been sold, as this writer keeps hearing from the Hopkinton Rumor Mill. In the meantime, our dear landlady, Flora Busconi passed away, and her heirs have decided to sell. As of this writing, we have been told, the building has not been sold, but is being shown for sale. Robert will  continue to photograph on site and outdoors, and that is by design. Almost every high school senior portrait subject in the last four or five years was photographed out of doors, building a large portfolio in that environment to prepare for this eventuality. See samples on our facebook page, and note the beautifully lit eyes — done with the skillful use of natural light — and the clear skin of our subjects. The office has been moved to a private location Downtown about 800 feet from the former studio location, from where we also operate HopNews.com. Our new mailing address is HopNews, P.O. Box 351, Hopkinton, MA 01748.






Hopkinton Marathon Committee to Recognize Four Veterans at Start


HOPKINTON, MA (April 16, 2016)—The Hopkinton Marathon Committee will honor four veterans at the start of the 120th Boston Marathon on Patriots’ Day, April 20, 2016. Three of the veterans, Ron Clark, Ron Remillard (photo), and Len Robbins, served in the Army in Vietnam, while Naval aviator Ben Palleiko was stationed on the USS Kitty Hawk in the Western Pacific and Persian Gulf. All Hopkinton residents, the veterans will be honored at the starter’s platform. Contributed content. HopNews.com photo.

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Hopkinton Marathon Committee Selects Three Starters for 120th Boston Marathon


HOPKINTON, MA (April 13, 2016)—The Hopkinton Marathon Committee (HMC) has selected Billy Mills, Rick Macmillan, and Chuck Wallace as starters for the second, third and fourth waves, respectively, of the 120th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 28. The Boston Athletic Association has yet to announce the starter for Wave One.


 “To recognize the town of Hopkinton for its role as the start host for the Boston Marathon, the B.A.A. has charged the Hopkinton Marathon Committee with selecting the starters for the later waves of the marathon,” said Dorothy Ferriter-Wallace, chairperson of the HMC. “This year the committee has voted to select two Hopkinton men who have served many roles in the town and for the marathon, as well as a Native American man and veteran who won a gold medal for our country in the 1964 Olympic Games and has played an important role in running nationally. We are thrilled to announce that Billy Mills, Rick Macmillan (photo, right), and Chuck Wallace (photo, left) have accepted the roles of starters for waves two, three and four, respectively.”


Mills, a surprise Olympic gold medalist in the 10,000m in Tokyo in 1964 will be at the marathon as part of a B.A.A. celebration of Native American runners. A member of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux), he will start Wave Two. “It is a privilege to help start the 2016 Boston Marathon, which honors the contributions of Native athletes to our sport,” said the former U.S. Marine. “Throughout my life as a runner, I have seen how our dreams give us the courage and strength to achieve our goals. By honoring American Indian runners, we are showing a new generation of Native youth that their dreams are within their reach. I’m thrilled to be here with a team of runners, including some of our most promising Native running stars, to support Running Strong for American Indian Youth and inspire runners everywhere to chase their dreams.”


Macmillan will start Wave Three. The former Hopkinton fire chief was born and raised in Hopkinton and has been involved with the Boston Marathon in various ways. Currently, he helps with details pertaining to the lead vehicles, and hosts many marathon officials and VIPs at his home on marathon morning. “It’ll be tremendous just to be up at the start since I’m usually so busy at home I don’t get a chance to see it anymore,” he said.


Wallace has worked at 33 Boston Marathon and has seen the police planning work involved go from a few extra hours starting a week before the race to two full-time positions. Instrumental in setting up the marathon’s start security plan, Wallace retired as lieutenant from the Hopkinton Police Department in January, but will remain involved in the marathon. “I still look forward to assisting when and wherever I can,” he said. “Over the years I have been blessed to have met and worked with some of the finest people ever. Their knowledge and skills are equal to none and I will always remember their valued assistance and friendship.” Contributed content. HopNews.com photos.

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Hopkinton’s New England Laborers’ Training Center Celebrates 20 Years

of Hosting Marathoners and B.A.A. Technical Team


HOPKINTON, MA (April 16, 2016)—For 20 years the New England Laborers’ Training Center in Hopkinton has hosted runners and others in town for the Boston Marathon. In addition to hosting runners, NELTC has worked on other projects with the Hopkinton Marathon Committee.


“We enjoy being part of the Boston Marathon, we offer a great place to stay for runners who have come from Australia, Canada, Japan, Germany, Russia, Scotland, Paris, London, and all over the United States,” said Jim Merloni, Jr., NELTC’s administrator for almost 50 years.


“It has been a real pleasure working with Jim Merloni and everyone at Laborers’ for the past 20 years,” said Dorothy Ferriter-Wallace (photo), chairperson of the Hopkinton Marathon Committee and coordinator of the housing program. “One of their most generous donations was the bleachers that are used for the Start Line VIP seating. The years have flown by and the partnership between Laborers’ and the Hopkinton Marathon Committee has certainly grown. We will always be grateful for the support, friendship, and the many contributions Laborers’ has made over the years. Congratulations to everyone at Laborers’ Training Center and we look forward to many more years working together on marathon weekend.”


Best known as an off the job training academy for laborers, NELTC’s 140 acre wooded facility in Hopkinton includes dormitories and dining rooms that have accommodated many runners over the past 20 years. Stephen Kilburn, a Canadian who runs the Boston Marathon annually, has stayed at Laborers’ for years. “They seem to make it their mission to top the previous year’s record of hospitality!” he said. “Coming to Laborers’ is like coming to a reunion of extended family and their friends once a year. Many share a common connection with the marathon, though that connection may be that they are runners, timers, or officials, or people in the public service like police who are doing their parts to make the race happen. And after a few years, you find you have a bit of shared history.”


John Magnuson, who will stay at Laborers’ for the 19th time this year is part of the shared history. He is a member of the B.A.A. Technical Team that travels to the area from around the country. “The NE Laborers’ Center has been vital to MYLAPS Timing Team,” he said. “It provides us a central location to prepare and synchronize our equipment. The role the facility provides has been critical to our success.”


B.A.A. Executive Director Tom Grilk said, “The Boston Marathon holds the nearly unique distinction of being both an internationally renowned event and one that is inextricably bound up with the communities through which the race passes. The race brings runners an intimate, small town sense of being taken care of even as they compete on a world stage. It is organizations like the Laborers’ Training Center that create that feeling, and not only among the runners, but also a great many of those who come to serve the runners.” Contributed content. HopNews.com photo.


Upton Police Officer Rousts Family From Flames
Officer Matthew Rankins awakened a family as flames tore through their garage while they slept.
The family, who moved to the iconic property near the Hopkinton-Upton line from Hopkinton several years ago,
are well known to the Lake Maspenock community. A WBZ report is below:
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Happy Together

April 16, 2016 — Not only are there a half-dozen turtles in the foreground on Bloods Pond, 200 feet from the camera, but there are another half-dozen or so on the log in the background.

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Surround Sound

The HHS Concert Band, under the direction of Craig Hay and David Purdy performed today, April 16 at 3pm in Symphony Hall in Boston. The group was selected from the group of gold medal recipients from the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association Festival.


Coming Along

April 16, 2016 — A new metal roof was going on at 77 West Main Street last week, making the opening of The Spoon and the 110 Grille coming soon.

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Almost There

April 16, 2016 — A booming economy has builders and investors pouring into Hopkinton. The first visionary who built in Hopkinton with the end of the Great Recession in mind was Roy MacDowell, who is bringing 1120 homes to East Hopkinton at Legacy Farms. Above, a worker installs classic features to the new building at 38 Main Street.

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Kick'n Cancer

April 16, 2016 — A group of students in front of Bill's Pizza devoted their Friday afternoon to selling baked  goods from which the proceeds will benefit Relay for Life, an anti-cancer endeavor.

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"Open Burning NOT Allowed Today" — Fire Chief Slaman


April 16, 2016  7:00 AM


The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for eastern Massachusetts from 10 AM to 6 PM today due to dry conditions, low relative humidity and gusty winds.

*        Relative humidity will drop into the teens in the afternoon for most of the warning area, with values of 25-40% along the immediate coast.

*        Temperatures will be in the mid-50's to low 60's in the afternoon.

*        Winds will be from the northeast with gusts of 20-30 MPH, and up to 40 MPH across the Cape and Islands

The National Weather Service issues a Red Flag Warning when critical fire conditions are ongoing or expected to occur within the next 24 hours.  Conditions during the Red Flag Warning may result in numerous fire starts or extreme fire behavior in current fires.  Any fires that start may spread rapidly and become difficult to extinguish.


Elmwood Assembly

April 15, 2016 — On Thursday, Elmwood School students were treated to a cultural exchange with Elite runners from Kenya, an assembly  with speakers for the several hundred students in attendance, and students and Kenyans running around the island at the entrance to the school. Click on thumbnails to enlarge.

Below, Hopkinton Superintendent of Schools Cathy MacLeod accepts a laurel wreath from the Soldiers Mound Tomb of the Athenians in Marathon, Greece  from Dimitri Kyriakides, whose father Stylianos Kyriakides, won the 1946 Boston Marathon running for war-torn Greece, bringing his country's plight into the consciousness of the world. The wreath was dipped in 24k gold.  A sculpture “The Spirit of the Marathon”  of his father and Spiridon Louis, winner in 1896 of the first marathon in modern times, is at Weston Nurseries at the one-mile mark of the Boston Marathon. Louis is said to be showing Stylianos Kyriakides the way to win. The statue was unveiled in Hopkinton's sister city, Marathon,  Greece in 2004. The nearly identical statue in Hopkinton was dedicated a couple of years later.
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April 15, 2016 — Westborough - Congregation B’nai Shalom of Westborough will be hosting a community-wide Electronics Recycling and Secure Shredding event on Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 11am to 3pm.

Almost all types of electronic and electrical devices will be accepted, including TVs, computer monitors, computers and laptops, small and large appliances, cell phones, power cords, headphones, keyboards, and mice.

In addition, a truck will be onsite to securely shred documents in compliance with relevant regulations, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Computer hard drives can be accepted for certified shredding off-site.

This event is a great opportunity to unload old computers, TVs, monitors, cell phones, power cords, and even small and large appliances. It is also an opportunity to safely shred old bank statements, checks, and bills. Certificates of Destruction will be issued onsite. The shredding event is being generously sponsored by United Bank.

A list of prices and additional details is available by going to www.cbnaishalom.org  and clicking on the Recycling Event link.

Congregation B’nai Shalom is located at 117 East Main Street in Westborough, on Rt. 30 between Rt.9 and Lyman Street.


2:49 pm

April 15, 2016 — Members of the Hopkinton Marathon Committee, law enforcement community, and Hopkinton Town Manager Norman Khumalo have a moment of silence at 2:49 pm today in solidarity with the victims of the bombing near the Finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013.

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Incident Log Updated April 15, 2016

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.

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

20 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

3 Times the Police participated in Community Relations or passenger safety.

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

7:26 pm A School Street resident reported being concerned for a male that came to her house upset. Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas responded to speak with the caller.

7:23 pm A caller reported finding an iPhone on Kimball Road.

4:05 pm A caller reported that someone was driving an ATV in the roadway on Lakeshore Drive. Two officers spoke with the operator and advised him to stay off the road.

12:15 pm A resident of Grove Street reported that a silver vehicle kept driving up and down the roadway and then stopping in front of every house. Officer Arthur Schofield checked the area with a negative find.

11:00 am A walk-in reported that the pedestrian crosswalk lights on Main Street were not working properly. Officer Stephen Buckley checked them and stated that they were working fine.

6:49 am A caller reported a motor vehicle accident with personal injury on South Street. Officer John Moran responded and advised that the operator was transported to the hospital and was also issued a criminal application for license restrictions.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

11:20 pm A caller reported that a suspicious female was walking westbound in the eastbound lane of Wood Street. Two officers checked the area but could not locate her.

10:47 am A caller reported finding a wallet in the middle of West Main Street.

10:34 am A motorist reported that an erratic operator was swerving in and out of traffic and then passed another vehicle in a double yellow line on West Main Street. Two officers checked the area with a negative find.

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You Are Invited

April 15, 2016 — The Hopkinton Marathon Committee would be warmed by your presence at the Hopkinton Common at 2:49 pm today to support One Boston and the Third Anniversary of the Marathon Bombing with a moment of silence and more.


Hopkinton Marathon Committee Sign

April 15, 2016 — A warm message of empathy from the Hopkinton Marathon Committee was put up this morning on Hopkinton Common on the third anniversary of the bombing at the Finish Line. The sign was constructed immediately following the tragedy. Today, in the photo above, it appears a bird is landing on the bottom of the sign. There will be a moment of silence at 2:49 PM today in remembrance.

      A month later, Hopkinton runner and musical performer/writer Amanda Maffei was moved to write and perform an ode to running inspiration and strength called Run Boston Strong. The studio version is below:




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On Your Mark...

April 14, 2016 — Kenyan elite runners run around the island at Elmwood School with some students following a cultural exchange and pep rally with hundreds of students and their guests.



Bruna (Fabri) Comerato

Bruna (Fabri) Comerato, age 72, a longtime resident of Framingham, died peacefully, Wednesday, April 13, 2016 surrounded by her loving family after a long illness. Bruna was the devoted wife of the late Kenneth F. Comerato who died in 2014. Born in Italy, she was the daughter of the late Emanuele and Zelinda (Parabicoli) Fabri. She worked for 35 years at Sears Department Store.


Bruna loved and cherished her time spent with her grandchildren. She was an avid traveler with her husband and friends and was a very spirited Red Sox fan who attended many games at Fenway Park. She is survived by her children, Lisa Farley and her husband James of Hopkinton, David Comerato and his wife Carmella of Framingham and Robin Mespelli and her husband Michael of Ashland. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Taylor Farley, Kayla Farley, Brady Farley all of Hopkinton; Becca Mespelli, Melissa Mespelli, Kyle Mespelli all of Ashland; Nick Comerato, Lauren Comerato both of Framingham; her brother, Umberto Fabri and his wife Marilyn of Framingham and many nieces and nephews.


Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 9 AM from the Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech St., (corner of Union Ave.) Framingham, follow by her funeral Mass at 10:15 AM in St. Cecilia Church, 54 Esty St., (off Rte. 135) Ashland. Burial will follow in St. Tarcisius Cemetery, Framingham. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be Friday from 4-8 PM. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284-9168. For online guestbook and directions please log onto www.nortonfuneralhome.com.

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Dynasty Restaurant
77 West Main Street
April 14, 2016
8:00 pm
Tony Pandolfino & guitar

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Enter Stage Left Theater Brings Charlotte’s Web
to the Stage for Young Audiences


(April 7, 2016 - HOPKINTON, MA) — Enter Stage Left Theater (ESL) presents children’s performances of Charlotte’s Web this May at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. Based on the book by E.B. White, and adapted by Joseph Robinette, young audiences will delight in this beloved children’s classic about a clever spider and a pig named Wilbur. Directed by Kirsten Raymond. Performances are Friday, May 20 at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 21 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 22 at 2 p.m. at the Delbridge Family Performance Space at the HCA (98 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton, MA). Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students and seniors (60+) at the door. Pre-sale general admission tickets are $12 and can be purchased at www.hopartscenter.org.


32 Additional Schools Receive Robo-call Bomb Threats Today

April 14, 2016 —As of this writing, we are aware of 32 schools in Massachusetts that have received robo-call bomb threats today. The response to the threats is being handled, variously, by local police and fire departments, the State Police Bomb Squad, State Police patrols and K9 units, and the office of the State Fire Marshal. The threats are being tracked by State Police at the Commonwealth Fusion Center. For each threat, a risk assessment is performed and authorities are responding accordingly. No hazardous devices have been found at any sites as of this time.

Please note that for tactical reasons we will not list all the communities where threats are being received.

The investigation into the spate of school bomb threats is being led by the FBI with assistance from the Massachusetts State Police and the Office of the State Fire Marshal. As previously noted on various dates earlier this year, we believe the robo-call threats are delivered to targeted destinations through an online network or networks via numerous routers.

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Cinderella is Coming to Hopkinton Middle School


Do you believe in magic? The Hopkinton Middle School Drama Club is giving a ball, and you are invited! Join us on Friday, April 29, or Saturday, April 30, at 7:00 pm, or on Sunday, May 1, at 2:00 pm, to experience the glamour and intrigue of Roger’s and Hammerstein’s classic musical, Cinderella. Performances will be presented in the Hopkinton Middle School Auditorium, 88 Hayden Rowe St, Hopkinton MA 01748. Tickets can be purchased at the Middle School from 6:00-7:00 pm each day during the week of the performance (around rehearsal pickup) or on-site before the show. Prices are $12 for adults and $10 for students. Receive a $2 discount per ticket for each donation of a NEW, unused educational supply item for the Project Just Because Education Program.


You are further invited to Cinderella’s Tea Party, which will be held on Saturday, April 30, from 2:30-4:00 pm in the Hopkinton Middle School Courtyard Garden. Enjoy tea-cakes and dainties as you are entertained with songs, games, Royal Etiquette lessons, and visits (photo opportunities!) with our Princesses of the Land and even the Queen! We must ask that you bring your own picnic blankets or seating if you wish. You will be greeted at the HMS main entrance and escorted to the Royal Garden. Admission is $5 per person and includes a gift for each young guest.

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50th Anniversary


          Above, Bobbi Gibb speaks with an attendee, while in the foreground is a maquette of a proposed life-sized bronze sculpture, the first of a female runner on the course of the Boston Marathon, which will be sculpted by Ms. Gibb.


April 13, 2016 — Bobbi Gibb was the first woman to complete the Boston Marathon, 50 years ago. A fundraiser, organized by the 26.2 Foundation, was held Wednesday evening at Hopkinton Country Club to help support the project. Those who could not attend but would  like to help fund the quest for a sponsor may choose this link. Attending to support Bobbi Gibb, below, Bill Rodgers,  who won Boston and New York Marathons, each four times in a row, chats with some Hopkinton student runners.

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