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Police Department elevates two of its own

• Selectmen approve RTA

• Lonza Hopkinton projects over 300 new jobs


Left, promoted by his Chief Thomas Irvin and approved by the Selectmen, former Sgt. Rick Flannery gets his new Lieutenant badge pinned on by his wife Clarissa, while he holds 5 month-old Ailin.


May 16, 2007 — Tuesday evening Selectmen voted for Hopkinton to be included in a Metrowest Regional Transit Authority after presentations by Paul Matthews of the ARC of Innovation and Senator Karen Spilka, who pitched the benefits of membership and recent legislative changes that made it possible.

      The RTA, currently made up of member towns of Framingham, Ashland, Wayland, Natick and Holliston, is scheduled to start in July with ten new buses; but the future status of the current LIFT 5 bus that goes through Hopkinton is unknown.

      The presenters explained that the cost of membership is offset by a reduction in MBTA assessments, which are over $80,000 for Hopkinton.  Selectman Mary Pratt was the lone dissenting vote.


In a TIF

      Selectmen gave the thumbs-up on a TIF (Tax Increment Financing) for Lonza of Hopkinton, a company that deals in biopharmaceuticals, by declaring 97-99 South Street as an Economic Target Area.

       Lynn Tokarczyk of Business Development Strategies introduced Joseph Cowell, Operations Director Of Lonza, who promised to try to increase his workforce of 130 people by 300 more employees over the eight-year term of the tax incentive program.

       Although the property taxes expected to be paid over the life of the program were estimated to be $274,000, the savings to the company were  left unstated. And although the company promised to expand in Hopkinton if granted a TIF, the presenters inferred that they would not expand in Hopkinton without it.  

        The approval of the TIF will be in the hands of the voters at the Special Town Meeting on June 11.

Photo above, Detective John Porter gets his new Sergeant badge pinned on by his son, Andrew, 8 1/2, while his wife Lori and daughter Caroline, 7, look on. "Be careful," joked one of the Selectmen. Chief Irvin is in the background.


Weston Nurseries

       Selectmen Chair Muriel Kramer announced a whirlwind series of presentations and meetings surrounding the Weston Nurseries land sale. A list of those meetings can be read a couple of stories below.

       In addition, the Selectmen discussed the June 11 Special Town Meeting Articles, three of which involve the Weston Nurseries sale. One is to purchase outright, another is to purchase with stock options in Weston Nurseries (Expected to lower price), and the third to partner with TPL/Taurus in the purchase.

       The Special Election scheduled for June 18 deals with only one Weston Nurseries question, and that is the financing, which could be for 30 years. Here is the expected language of that ballot question and another.

       The Selectmen must hold a Public Hearing, tentatively scheduled for June 4, that they will continue on that date, and reconvene after the June 18 Special Election, for purposes outlined by Town Counsel Richard DeAngelis and Special Counsel John Dennis, a bankruptcy law specialist.

       The Selectmen made it clear this evening, contrary to popular belief, that it is their sole legal responsibility, the Town Meeting notwithstanding, to choose which path to follow.

       "Don't we have to obey the Special Town Meeting and election?" asked Selectman Mary Pratt.

       "No we don't," answered Selectman Ron Clark, who participated in his last meeting as a Selectman, as did Len Holden. He and Selectman Len Holden, whose terms expire, chose not to run this year.

Stephen R. Brigham, 49, died Monday, May 14, 2007, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.  Born in Marlborough, he was the son of the late Francis and Madeline (Courville) Brigham.  He was a 1975 Marlborough High School graduate and was employed by Rohm and Hass for 24 years.  He was a member of the Minuteman Dart Club and an avid golfer.


Politics Within an Election

Editor's Note: While the candidates and the voters look forward to next Monday's election, another political battle is shaping up. To buy, to partner, or to waive the town's rights in the Special Town Meeting and Special Election following. Please click on the link to read the full details.



May 17: School Committee to hear presentations by Boulder Capital and TPL- Taurus

May 22: LUSC to hear presentations by Boulder Capital and TPL - Taurus

May 23: Presentations by Boulder Capital and TPL-Taurus (High School Gym @ 7:30 p.m.)
• Planning Board (facilitators)
• Appropriation Committee
• Land Use Study Committee
• Capital Improvement Committee
• School Committee
• Conservation Commission
• Board of Selectmen
• Open Space Preservation Committee
• Board of Health
• Housing Committee
• Design Review Committee
• Parks & Recreation Commission


  • Held at First Congregational Church, Hopkinton

  • (146 E. Main St.) www.fcch.org

  • All proceeds go towards Katrina Relief to help rebuild New Orleans

  • No admission cost, free appetizers and desserts

  • Bidding begins at 6 pm and closes at 8 pm. Bid on your favorite item of jewelry, restaurant gift certificates, landscaping, salon treatments, sports prints, dance classes and much, much more!

  • The teens will entertain you until 8:45 when winning bidders can purchase and pick up their treasures.

  • Bring the whole family to a fun night out!

On the side of Weston Nurseries purchase

Dear Editor:

     I am writing this letter to express my concerns about the Weston Nurseries land sale.
     I would like to say that my wife and I have lived in Hopkinton for about two years - and we love it. We hope to be here for very long time. We both grew up in Natick, but were drawn to Hopkinton because of its rural charm and sense of “small town” community. Throughout our lifetimes, we have seen first hand in Natick what massive development can do to a small town. Thus, we feel that it is imperative to prevent that from happening in Hopkinton.
     I must express that I am not an expert in finance or land development, but the decision before us seems like common sense to me. The town must absolutely exercise its right to purchase the Weston Nurseries land outright. If not, I fear that the residents of Hopkinton will be regretting it for years upon years. As the Town of Weston so aptly put it when they were in a similar dilemma, “once the land is gone, it’s gone forever.”  FULL LETTER

Little League Golf Tournament – June 11


Mark your calendars today for the third annual Hopkinton Little League Golf Tournament! It will be held on Mon., June 11, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, at the Hopkinton Country Club. Cost is $140 per person, including: welcome breakfast, green fees and cart, gift bag and a BBQ lunch. Back by popular demand will be a raffle with exciting prizes and Silent Auction table. To play as a foursome or individual, or to sponsor the event, contact Maryellen Cook at hopmgc@comcast.net  or Kim or Joy Donohue at JoyDonohue@comcast.net . All proceeds benefit the league which includes more than 1,300 boys and girls.

And It Was Yellow...

May 14, 2007 — This lone blooming tulip exudes the color of the setting sun reflected mutely from the front door panels as it stands sentinel at 25 Main Street.

Lord of the Skies

May 14, 2007 — This turkey vulture was one of three circling the Downtown this morning.

May 14, 2007 — Emergency personnel assisted with a "scenario" evacuation drill of the High School today.

Police News UP-TO-DATE  Today, May 14, 2007




3:20 pm A cell phone caller reported a possible plane down in the water inside the State Park...


3:28 pm An employee of a Main Street business reported some possible lewd activity in a parked motor vehicle in front of the business...


7:48 pm A caller reported that a rude solicitor was going door to door on West Elm Street...

Not Again!

Above, Life Flight helicopter equipped with medical professionals (Oftentimes they are doctors), arrives on EMC helipad to transport a child to UMass Worcester. Below, the vehicle against the tree on South Street. This is the third time in four days that Life Flight has been over Hopkinton skies, twice for victims in Hopkinton.

May 13, 2007 — A Car vs. pole accident on South Street today involving a small family sent the 31 year-old mother to Milford Regional Hospital and her 4 year-old son to UMass in Worcester via a Life Flight Medical Helicopter. Video below of crash scene and helicopter rescue. No further details area available at this time.


Scrabble Team

May 13, 2007 — Three teams from Hopkinton Middle School competed in the 2007 National School Scrabble Championship in Providence, RI on May 4th and 5th. The top team of Aaron Green and Fletcher Horowitz finished 9th out of 100 teams, the team of Danielle Buffa and Max Vumbaca finished 34th, and the team of Dillon Shea and Callum Bushe finished 51st. Coach Seth Lipkin began The Hopkinton Middle School Scrabble Club this year and the kids really did a great job at their first National tournament.  The tournamentwill be featured on ESPN in August. ~ Meg Shea

Relay Team

May 13, 2007 — The Relay for Life team at 12 Prestwick Drive held a successful yard sale on Saturday to support the American Cancer Society.




The Cultural Arts Alliance and Enter Stage Left are once again teaming up to bring a unique musical theatre experience to Hopkinton. On May 18 & May 19, 2007 they will be turning back the clock to the 1940’s and presenting a Tribute to the USO Show. Bob Hope, The Andrew Sisters and Abbott & Costello are just a few of the stars that will grace the stage at St. John’s Parish Hall in Hopkinton. ~ ESL & CAA


Goldilocks and the Three Dragons Puppet Show May 23
ESL “Early Release” Activity for Preschool to Elementary School Ages

May 13, 2007) – Enter Stage Left Theater Workshop Inc. will be hosting the puppet show Goldilocks and the Three Dragons on Wednesday, May 23 at 2:00 p.m. This show (which takes place on a Hopkinton School District “Early Release” day) is geared to preschoolers, kindergarten and elementary school children, and is presented by Rosalita’s Puppets, featuring puppeteer Charlotte Dore. It will take place at the ESL studio at 30 Main Street in Hopkinton. Admission is $5.00 per person.
     “Goldilocks and the Three Dragons takes an original look at a traditional story. In this show Mummy, Daddy and Baby dragon live happily in the forest till naughty Goldilocks arrives to cause a commotion,” said Kelly Grill, co-founder of ESL. “Not only does Charlotte do a wonderful job of bringing this story to life, but she also allows the children to hold the puppets and try them out themselves.”

Women only

May 13, 2007 — Quarterback Val Halesworth hands off to running back Charlene Casey as the New England Intensity beat the Bay State Warriors 13-7 Saturday afternoon at Hanlon Field in Medway. Hopkinton native Tricia Donovan is a member  of the all-women football team.

Police Association Fishing Derby

May 13, 2007 — Hopkinton Police Officer Thomas Lemon Emily Horne, 7, and her sister Anna, 4, use the microphone at Saturday's. Winners will be announced on Sunday.

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction

May 13, 2007 — This batter at the Alumni game on Saturday is about to prove Newton's Third Law.

Accidental Consequence

May 12, 2007 — Police responded to "Multiple 911 calls" tonight around 8:15 after a woman and her daughter slowing down to turn at the top of West Main Street near School Street were allegedly rear-ended by the pickup truck behind it. The driver of the truck was given field sobriety tests by police and was subsequently placed under arrest for OUI Liquor by Officer Gregg DeBoer after appearing to fail those tests. The occupants of the automobile refused medical treatment. Above, Detective Scott Van Raalten assists

  Did you know that the Senior Citizen Newsletter and HALT Newsletters are  online here? 

Four Teens in Crash — one Life Flight to UMass Worcester

Above, Hopkinton Chief Gary Daugherty, blue tee shirt, speaks with another Hopkinton Firefighter and a Milford Firefighter on Route 495 North.


May 12, 2007 — A violent one-car high speed accident on Route 495 North in Milford before the Hopkinton line sent one of four youths returning from a Bellingham class to UMass via LifeFlight Helicopter this afternoon with what was believed to be a serious head injury. The teacher of the students, who was riding behind them, offered information, but HopNews did not take it, because the victim was still on a gurney and the relatives had yet to be reached. Two of the teens had minor injuries and were taken to Milford Hospital. Another refused treatment.

      Although this accident happened in Milford just before Hopkinton, an accident two days ago in Hopkinton on the same stretch of road also brought Life Flight when Richard Nicholson of 174 Providence Road in Grafton was believed to have been ejected from his rolled-over vehicle. Hopkinton Police at that scene on Thursday initiated an intense investigation when they discovered a baby seat in that vehicle with no baby in it. They tracked down people who knew Mr. Nicholson to determine that the baby was elsewhere and not ejected.

    To see video of today's accident scene on 495, an interview with Milford Fire, and the helicopter taking off, choose the YouTube video below.


Save This Recycling Date

May 26 - 9 am to 2 pm - Colella’s Market. That’s the date, time and place for the next Lions Club’s collection of recyclable bottles and cans The winter parties are over and it’s a great time to clear out your space for those warm weather barbeques. The Lions would like to help.

They will also be collecting outdated/ unused cell phones, for the Hopkinton Senior Center. Come on down and say hello!

Photo Finish

May 11, 2007 — Betsy DeAngelis shares a photo taken at a recent Varsity baseball game.

Arch of Welcome

May 11, 2007 — The Freshman Cotillion got underway at the High School right after these students finished a welcoming arch this evening at 7:00 pm.


Brian Anderson, a Hopkinton High School junior and member of Troop 1 Hopkinton, is organizing a Red Cross blood drive for his Eagle Scout project.  The drive will be held on Saturday, May 26 from 9 a.m. � 2 p.m. at St. Paul�s Episcopal Church in Hopkinton (on Rte 135 west of town).  Child care will be available and bone marrow donor information will also be provided. 


If you are going to be around on Memorial Day weekend and would be willing to donate, he would sincerely appreciate it.  Walk-ins are welcome, but he is trying to pre-schedule as many appointments as possible.  To make an appointment, please call 508-439-1849 or e-mail hopkintonblooddrive@gmail.com.  If you have family/friends that might be interested in donating as well, please let them know.  Thanks for your help in making this a successful blood drive!

Greyhound Friends to Host Its Annual

Spring Open House and Reunion May 19 & 20


Event Will Kick Off Saturday, With a Blessing of the Animals


May 11 2007 – Greyhound Friends annual Spring Open House and Reunion will prove to be more than just an ordinary pet adoption awareness event.  Held on the kennel grounds at 167 Saddle Hill Road, Hopkinton May 19 & 20, owners of greyhounds from pups to older dogs, are encouraged to come down to this event with their beloved canines to have them spoiled on location.  From 12pm-5pm, activities have been planned for both days including pet pampering events such as Dog Massage, Pet Photography and the Not Quite Westminster Dog Show. 

     Greyhound Friends have reason to celebrate at this year’s Open House. This coming Mother’s Day marks the twenty fourth anniversary for the organization and as of this past May 1, twenty years on the Saddle Hill Road property in Hopkinton.  Throughout the Open House, owners will be able to take their dogs into a volunteer staffed fenced field on this property for frolicking and friend making in what is to be one big doggie play date. Vendors will include Blue Hound Traders, Greyhound Friends Homeward Bound Hound Boutique, and Gallery 55-an art gallery featuring an exhibit of greyhound paintings. 

      A new addition to the Open House will be a Blessing of the Animals on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. The Reverend Scott Howard, a Lutheran minister and greyhound owner, will perform the blessing to commence the festivities.  On Sunday, Especially for Pets will be hosting a “Taste of the Town” table featuring dog food and treats for the hounds and at 12:30 p.m. an “Ask the Vet” session will be held for those with pet care questions.

      This Open House follows on the heels of the “Walk Like and Egyptian” event that took place on April 26 in New York City’s Central Park, featuring retired greyhounds from Greyhound Friends.  Models dressed as ancient Egyptians strolled around the Cleopatra’s Needle statue in an effort to raise awareness for greyhound adoption.   

      The Spring Open House is the perfect chance for potential dog owners thinking about greyhound adoption to come visit dogs in of need loving homes.  Other activities at the event will include, raffles, a silent auction, and of course, merchandise for the four-legged companion and their owners.

      For more information on Greyhound Friends and the Spring Open House visit at www.greyhound.org or call 508-435-5969. Photo by John Mottern

Hopkinton Wine & Spirits

Wine Values for Mother's Day

Wine Tasting

Friday, May 11, 2007

4:00 - 8:00

Hopkinton Public Library Presents . . .

‘Annie Sullivan, Teacher’

Portrayed by Kate Carney

Friday, May 11, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

For your entertainment, Kate Carney teacher, MA international actor, storyteller and coach is coming to Hopkinton to perform her portrayal of Helen Keller’s teacher. Ms Carney has performed on network TV in Boston and New York and in feature films.

Timlin 5K Road Race

June Calendar Item

June 16 The 4th Annual Sharon Timlin Memorial 5k Road Race to Cure ALS 9:00 am @ Hopkinton High School.  Entry Fee - $20 Pre-registration received by June 9th, $25 Day of Race (Registration from 7:30 am- 8:30 am). Amenities - Quality T-Shirts to first 500 entrants, Water stops along course, raffle prizes (all registrants eligible).   Additional raffle prizes available for purchase, post-race refreshments, entertainment, family fun day.  Kids Run - 1 mile race for children 7 to 10 years old, $10 Registration fee includes t-shirt. No pre-registration, registration on-site only.  Awards - Top 3 male and female finishers; Top 3 age group finishers: 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+, wheelchair division, no duplicate awards.

Please check our Calendar on a regular basis for local events

Hopkinton Baseball and Softball score big wins against Ashland

     It was a big night for both Hiller Baseball and Softball as they both used all they had in beating Ashland last night in Ashland. 

     First, the Hiller girls upset the Clockers 3-0 throwing them out of the unbeaten ranks and putting the Hillers in a great position to challenge for a title and a good berth in next month's state playoffs. Ashland was undefeated but the Simoes Ladies threw a big upset in knocking off the big Clockers. Ace Macintyre threw a gem as she limited Ashland to very few base runners. She shut out a very good team and now the Hillers have picked up great momentum going into the 2nd half of the season. 

     The Stickney Nine got a great pitching performance from lefty Gilmette as he limited the Clockers to 3 hits and pitched his first career shutout. The Hillers played tough defense and made the big plays on way to a very big victory. The crowd was spectacular and everybody enjoyed a big night in softball and baseball. Congratulations to both teams they are playing very well!! ~ Peter Marso

Campaign on for Weston Nurseries Partnership

Boulder Capital sweetens its proposal

May 10, 2007 — Hopkinton’s Land Use Study Committee (LUSC) voted 9-2 on Monday to ask Taurus New England to partner with the town on a limited development proposal for the 705-acre Weston Nurseries property. The Taurus proposal, one of two finalists considered by the Committee, envisions the acquisition by the Town of approximately 375 acres of the property for open space and other municipal purposes.


The town’s ownership would include most of the land north of Route 135. While the views from this portion of the property make it desirable as a development site, it is also regarded as having the greatest recreational and natural resource value. The north side land abuts Hopkinton State Park and is in the watershed of the Hopkinton Reservoir. Under the Taurus proposal, all but 35 acres of the north parcel would be acquired by the town. The purchase price for the town-owned land would be $6.7 million. Town voters will consider the proposal at a Special Town Meeting on June 11th.


 Another 175 acres of open space would be set aside in conjunction with Taurus’ planned development of 550 new homes on the property’s remaining 155 acres.


The selection of Taurus capped a two month process initiated by the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen to find an alternative to a large-scale development envisioned by an agreement between the owners of Weston Nurseries and Boulder Capital of Weston. The Boulder Capital agreement has a purchase price of just under $23.7 million — and more based on the development of between 1100 and 1700 new homes. The town has the right of first refusal to acquire the land at the price negotiated by Boulder Capital.


It is widely believed that the warrant for the June 11 Special Town Meeting will include two questions dealing with the land purchase. One will ask if the town would purchase the property outright, exercising its rights of first refusal on the property that has been taking advantage of agricultural tax status for decades. The other would assign the town's rights to the Trust for Public Land, which will work with Taurus New England, the company whose proposal to develop the land was chosen as the most favorable last Monday. But there is a strongly inferred vote that will not be on the warrant.


Saturday May 12th

     Stamp Out Hunger


National Association of letter carriers in conjunction with United States Postal Service, will be collecting Non- Perishable Food, Examples: Canned meats, juice, pasta, paper goods, vegetables, cereal to Help Stamp Out Hunger In Hopkinton.


How You Can Help:


Saturday May 12th Place your non-perishable Food donations at your mailbox on Saturday May 12th before your mail carrier arrives. Please do not include expired items.


Or Drop Off All Non- Perishable Food and Paper Goods to Project Just Because Hopkinton Food Pantry, Saturday May 12th between 11 am and 4 pm, LOCATION: 45 South Street Unit G.


All letter carriers will be dropping off all day to Project Just Because Food Pantry between 11 -4 Saturday May 12th, 45 South Street, Unit G


Thank You For Caring Your Letter Carriers Food Drive Saturday May 12th.


Cherylann Lambert Walsh, Project Just Because, Inc., 508-435-6511
calsmith@erols.com http://www.projectjustbecause.org

 Hopkinton Community Summer Band

The Hopkinton Music Association is again sponsoring the third annual Hopkinton Community Summer Band.


The band is open to the greater Hopkinton Community ages 14 and up. If you played an instrument in the past or are currently playing an instrument, come and join us.

Rehearsals will be from 7:00 – 8:30 on Tuesday nights, June 19 – July 24 in the High School Band room. The band will perform on Sunday, July 29, 2007 on the town common as part of the Summer Concert Series. There may be additional performance opportunities.

There is a $25.00 registration fee to help defray some of the costs of the summer band program.

Please return the registration form with a check for $25.00 made payable to:
Hopkinton Music Association
Summer Community Band
Hopkinton High School
90 Hayden Rowe Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748

For addition information, please contact Steven Yavarow at Syavarow@Hopkinton.K12.MA.US  or at 508 497-9820 X 1154

Click Here for a Registration For

Photo by Ann Pouch




Tickets: $1/each or 6 for $5

Cash/Check (American Cancer Society)

 Available at: Hopkinton Gourmet


Relay for Life Event May 18 – 19

Hopkinton High School Track


Donated by:  HPTA Relay for Life Team

All Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society


May 18, 19 "Relay For Life" of Hopkinton. It is an 18 hour event in which teams of 8 to 15 people walk around the track in order to celebrate survivors of cancer and to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. The event itself is on May 18 from 6 pm until May 19 at noon. There is food, beverages, and live entertainment throughout the night. There is an informational meeting on Thursday, February 8 at Hopkinton High School from 7-8:30 pm for anyone interested in creating a team. Teams can be made up of family members, friends, clubmates, sports teammates, co-workers, or any group of people. If anyone has any questions they can contact Carly Boyce at hopkinton.relayforlife@hotmail.com   or Laura French at laura.french@cancer.org.  This is a great opportunity for our community to unite together in order to celebrate the survivors of cancer and to raise funds to fight cancer.



CAA Women's Art Forum Presents


Special Tour of Hopkinton High School Art Show with Marian Strangfeld

6:30 pm. Thursday, May 10


Marian Strangfeld has offered to give all those interested a special, guided tour of the annual art exhibit at Hopkinton High School. Mrs. Strangfeld is director of the Art Department at Hopkinton High School.


This department  has been receiving a number of awards and accolades for teaching and fostering artists as well as for the art exhibited by its students. Come and get the special tour and stories of where teachers make it happen for our young artists of Hopkinton!


Left, Emily Glazier's Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards Gold Key Award winning photo.

Summer Home

May 9, 2007 — This male mallard duck has found a seasonal home at Ice House Pond on West Main Street.

Flower Power

Hopkinton Garden Club and CAA present "Arts and the Garden:  A Garden and Studio Tour of Hopkinton"  on June 9 from 10am to 4pm.  Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 day of Tour; Seniors $15 through the Senior Center.  Enjoy music, artists, and storytellers/poets in six private gardens throughout the day.  And visit three artist studios.  At the Wyckoff home, enjoy the Hopkinton Chamber Orchestra, Gretchen Pinkava playing piano and singing, and a special surprise performance.

To get your tickets, call the CAA at 508-435-9222. Photo contributed by CAA.

Team Will Walk for 18 Hours

Dear Editor,

      I'd like to extend my thanks to Colella’s as well as the people of Hopkinton. When my friend and I went to Colella’s on April, 28 in an attempt to raise money for our Relay for Life team, we never expected to have the outcome that we did. The amount of support that was shown in the few hours we were there was simply unbelievable. The two of us were fully prepared to hand out fliers, and ask people for money (which we felt would be hard to do, considering we are only 8th graders). FULL LETTER

"Being Well/Living Well"

May l6th - 10:00 - 3:00 pm


Hopkinton Senior Center

28 Mayhew Street

508-497-9730   for questions




Yoga - Ta'ai Chi - Belly dancing

Physical Therapy Assessments -

Aid for Hard of Hearing

Life line - blood sugar & cholesterol checks

in-home services information


Vendors:  Hopkinton Drug - Colella's - BayPath

Golden Pond - Professional Nursing  Placement Services

Acupuncture/Herbs - Americare at Home.


Pushed ahead one week


 During the week of May 14th (weather pending) a contractor working for the DPW will be doing “shim” work in preparation for a double chip surface on the following roads. This shim work will cure in place for about 1 month before the double chip surface is applied.


The sections of roads to be done are:

 East St – From Clinton St to North Mill St ~ North Mill St – Full length ~ South Mill St – From Front St to Ash St

Pine Tree Ln – Full length ~ Granite St – Full Length ~ Lumber St – From Granite St to Gravel portion of Lumber St

     One lane of traffic will be open at all times except for the small section of Lumber St that is only one lane wide to begin with.  Please seek alternate routes for Lumber St.

     A second notice will be posted when the double chip work will begin.

Respectfully, Mike Mansir, Hopkinton Highway Manager


Hopkinton's Relay for Life is coming up on  May 18th-19th. It is a walk that raises money for cancer awareness and research. The walk lasts all night and there will be fun entertainment for all ages, a luminaria service and a survivor lap. Every one is welcome, especially survivors as this a a great way for them to celebrate! For more info, contact Lois at 4relay@comcast.net!


 Hopkinton, MA—The Honey Hill Gang — consisting of members of the Penney/McIntyre family and friends of Hopkinton — have entered a team in Hopkinton’s first “Relay for Life” to benefit the American Cancer Society. The event will be held from 6 PM on Friday, May 18 through Saturday, May 19 at the Hopkinton High School Track. READ MORE



5/12 Saturday - Huge Multi-Family Yard Sale - 24 Teresa Rd, Hopkinton 9am-1pm Furniture, bunk beds, bed frames, rollerblades, skates, dishes, cookware, blankets, games, current movies (DVD/VHS), books, cast iron pans and much more.



To Benefit the American Cancer Society

A Relay for Life Yard Sale!

Saturday, May12th 9am-3pm

12 Prestwick Drive



DAY TWO 2007

Annual & Special Town Meetings Finish in Two Nights
“It’s never happened during my time here” ~ Ann Click, Town Clerk

Above, Jim Hynes, Hopkinton Youth Soccer Association President was one of several speakers in favor of Fruit Street athletic field.


By David Hamacher
May 9, 2007
(This article makes several references to the Annual Town Warrant available here: http://www.hopkinton.org/)
After dispatching with the ten articles of the 2007 Special Town Meeting warrant (available here http://www.hopkinton.org/gov/STM_warrant_07.htm) in just over one hour, actions on the remaining 26 Annual Town Meeting (ATM) articles resumed in the Middle School auditorium with what appeared to be less than the 250 people who attended last night.
Article 32: Controversy began with the first article under consideration (32). The motion (presented by Planning Board Chairman, Mr. Mark Abate) was to amend Chapter 172 (Storm Water Management and Erosion Control) as written in the original Town Warrant. Mr. Abate explained that the amendment would be an effort to better control adverse runoff and erosion into neighboring land from future land development.
    Following debate where both the inclusions and exemptions to be made by the article had been elucidated by several residents, the article failed to pass.

    Following the conclusion of the ATM, Selectman Mary Pratt (Photo, above) remarked, “The next time someone calls me about water in their yard, I’m going to tell them to call Mr. Resnick,” eluding to the fact that he had spoken in opposition to the article.

    On the day following the meeting, and after hearing of Mrs. Pratt's quote, Mr. Resnick said, "You bet I will — by stuffing a copy of the United States Constitution in any hole in every foundation." FULL DAY TWO REPORT

$3.5 million vote for fields passes

$250,000 in CPC funds promised

Above, Brendan Doyle makes a pitch for the fields.

May 8, 2007 — Town Meeting voted down even the thought of opposition this year, passing the so-called Fruit Street athletic fields for $3.5 million, which includes $250,000 in Community Preservation funds earmarked for that purpose. A comprehensive report on the entire Town Meeting by David Hamacher will follow Wednesday morning.

The House Will Rock

Sunken Down (Above) as well as Paradigm Twilight, Three Seth, Sweet Euphoria and No Sight will be rockin' the house at the High School auditorium at 7:00 pm on Saturday, May 12.

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