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What All Parents Need To Know

For the Parents of our Hopkinton Schools

Wednesday, April 4, 6:30

Hopkinton Middle School Auditorium

Internet Safety – Social Networking – Cell Phones – Cyberbullying

Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Englander

Since founding the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC) in 2003, Elizabeth Englander has firmly establishing herself as a nationally recognized expert in the area of bullying and cyberbullying, childhood causes of violence, aggression and abuse, childhood cyber behaviors, and child development. Through her continued work with schoolchildren of all ages, teachers and administrators, parents, and community groups, Dr. Englander has conducted and published cutting-edge research on the topic of bullying and cyberbullying, helping to author and pass legislation to prevent violence and bullying in our nation’s schools.


Dr. Englander is the Special Editor for the Cyberbullying issue of the Journal of Social Sciences, the author of dozens of articles in journals and books, and the author of Understanding Violence. She has been a guest expert, writing for the New York Times, and has been cited in The Boston Globe, USA-Today, The Chicago Herald-Tribune, and The Los Angeles Times. She has appeared on both local and national television, including CBS News and National Public Radio.


Charged With OUI Liquor

March 21, 2012 — Officer Peter Booth responded to a cell caller reporting a driver all over the road heading east on West Main Street. He caught up with the driver and pulled her over at 35 Main Street and conducted sobriety tests in the driveway of that address. He stopped the tests and proceeded to place the driver in handcuffs, but she tried to run away, according to witnesses. One witness said Officer Booth tackled her to the ground. Above Officer Peter Booth and Sgt. Michael Sutton pulled her off of the ground and are placing her in the cruiser.

      A three-vehicle collision took place at that location during the motor vehicle stop. One of those vehicles is below.


CORRECTION: Marty Lamb of Holliston has announced his candidacy for State Representative, and not the position incorrectly stated by HopNews earlier.

Katherine N. Clooney, 69


Katherine N. Clooney, 69, died Tuesday March 21, 2012 at home after a long illness.  She was the wife of Michael Clooney, to whom she was married for 42 years.  Born in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late Cornelius J. and Nora (Hines) Sullivan.   


She was a graduate of St. Clement's High School in Somerville and Fisher Junior College.  She ran the housing office at Harvard University for eight years and was a librarian in the Hopkinton school system for 25 years.  She enjoyed sailing, camping, long walks and the beach and was especially fond of spending time with her large, extended family.


In addition to her husand, she leaves her daughter Nora Clooney of Cambridge and her son David Clooney and  his wife Amber of Amherst.  She also leaves her sisters Mary Brown of Walpole and Joan Sullivan of North Brookfield, and her brothers Daniel Sullivan of Hudson and Thomas Sullivan of Newburyport.  She is pre-deceased by her brothers Cornelius and John Sullivan.


The funeral will be held Saturday, March 24 at 9:00 a.m. from the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street. Calling hours at the funeral home are Friday, March 23 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Donations may be made to Project Just Because, 86 South Street, Hopkinton, MA  01748.




march 21, 2012 — Lou Sakim, Sealer of Weights and Measures conducts a check of the pricing on grocery  items at Colella's with Colella's Director of  Marketing Jen Schulz to be sure the pricing on the product jives with the price in the register.

       "We have never been fined, and have always scored 99% accurate or higher," Ms. Schulz said.


Elmwood Elementary School Principal Finalists

Parents, Staff, and Community Invited to Public Forum to Meet Finalists

The finalists for the position of Elmwood Elementary School Principal have been selected:

  • Ms. Patricia Snow, current Principal of the Amherst Street Elementary School in Nashua, NH

  • Ms. Moira Smith-Rodgers, current Director of Curriculum & Instruction for the Falmouth, MA Public Schools

  • Mr. David Ljungberg, current Assistant Principal of the Elmwood & Hopkins Elementary Schools in Hopkinton, MA

An integral part of the process involves parent, staff, and community input. The Superintendent, Dr. Jonathan Landman, invites interested parents, staff, and community members to a public forum to meet the finalists, and ask any questions they may have.
Each finalist will be available for approximately 20-30 minutes.  Parents, staff, and community members are invited to attend this forum:

Monday, March 26th, in the Elmwood School Cafeteria at 7:00 PM

We strongly urge you to participate, and seek your feedback. ~ School Department Human Resources




The Mom Squad

March 21, 2012 — These moms took advantage of the bright, sunny day and temperate climate at Hopkinton State Park today.





Boston, MA (March 21, 2012)… Kathleen Connolly Ciriello, counsel at Murtha Cullina LLP, resident in the firm’s Boston office, has been re-elected as Vice President of the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions (MACC) for 2012-1013. In this role, Ms. Ciriello will continue to assist MACC in advocating for informed land management, development and community conservation by working with state agencies, legislators, developers, the courts, partner non-profits and the general public. She will also oversee MACC’s promotion of advocacy for manageable, science-based laws and regulations relating to wetlands and other water resources, open space, and biological resources. She will continue her work educating and training the greater conservation and land trust communities and interested public.

Ms. Ciriello joined Murtha Cullina in 2008. She received her J.D., cum laude, from University of Connecticut Law School, and B.A., magna cum laude, from Boston College.




Team Effort

March 21, 2012 — People who help make the Boston Marathon work at the Start in Hopkinton are, from left, Hopkinton Chief of Police Rick Flannery, B.A.A. Race Director Dave MCGillivray, Hopkinton Marathon Committee Chair Dorothy Ferriter-Wallace, Boston Marathon Start Coordinator Andy Deschenes, B.A.A. Executive Director Tom Grilk and B.A.A Senior Director of Internal Affairs, Guy Morse pose outside of the Selectmen's meeting last evening. They were referred to as the The "Who's Who" of the Boston Athletic Association in last night's report on the Selectmen's meeting.


Hopkinton Sergeant Completes Training


BRISTOL, R.I., March 9, 2012- The Justice System Training and Research Institute at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I., in partnership with the New England Association of Chiefs of Police, recently recognized Sergeant Joseph Bennett of the Hopkinton, MA Police Department for the successful completion of the “Command Training Series: First Line Supervisor Course,” a two-week comprehensive training program for police supervisory personnel.

        Coursework addressed contemporary concepts of management and leadership relevant to the responsibilities of first line supervisors in a modern criminal justice agency. The program, presented by experienced academics and law enforcement practitioners between February 27 and March 9, 2012 discussed topics including operational leadership and management principles, problem-solving, organizational and interpersonal communications, labor relations, disciplinary issues, and ethical decision-making.

        Graduates of the session represented police departments from throughout New England and included Sergeant Bennett. Roger Williams University is a leading independent, coeducational liberal arts university at which students live and learn to be global citizens. With 41 academic programs and an array of co-curricular activities on its Bristol, R.I., campus, RWU is committed to its mantra of learning to bridge the world. In the last decade, the University has achieved unprecedented academic and financial successes and continues to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten educational institutions in its class. Contributed content. HopNews file photo.




FREE Baseball Clinic !

On March 24th Hopkinton Babe Ruth is offering a free Baseball Clinic at the Metro West Sportcenter in Ashland. 

There will be two sessions 12:00 - 1:30 and 2:00 - 3:30. Once registered you will be contacted by email for clinic participation.

The clinic includes supervised use of the pitching machines, individual hitting and pitching instruction,  skills and drills on the indoor field. 

 Instruction is provided with assistance by the Hopkinton Hillers Baseball Varsity squad, head coach as well as the Babe Ruth coaches.  

Players must be registered for the upcoming Hopkinton Babe Ruth season to attend the clinic. All abilities welcome!.

Please go to hopkintonbaberuth.com to register.

Register today!



 Senior Moments

Corned Beef, Cabbage, and Thou

Senior Moments

Nancy L. Drawe


A BELATED Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you!


St. Patrick’s Day arrived at the Hopkinton Senior Center last week with a Lot ‘o Green and a Lot ‘o Corned Beef and Cabbage!  Just about everyone was wearing green to celebrate the day and people were in a real festive mood--greeting each other with “Top o’ the mornin’ to you!” 


The corned beef came from TJ’s, and the Senior Center cooks and volunteers finished preparing and serving the rest of the meal—baked ham, over 50 lbs each of potatoes and carrots, rolls, and dozens of cabbages!   This Irish feast fed about 130 people and believe me, nobody went home hungry.  Thanks to everyone who volunteered for this great special event; they did an AWESOME job! 


While people were enjoying their meal, they were entertained by a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day show.   John Guido was back again, playing all kinds of Irish songs on his keyboard, as well as many requests such as “Old Time Rock and Roll.”   The dance floor was open and boy, did people take advantage of it!


As I looked around, I noticed how many people were smiling and truly enjoying this special day-- the moment was right then, right there--in the great room at the Hopkinton Senior Center.   As people were leaving, I overheard so many “What a great time I had!” comments.  That’s what the day was all about! 


How has your spring season been so far?  Can you believe this weather?  It’s a little bit unseasonably warm, but it sure beats last years first day of spring.  Remember it was cold and snowy?   We were all still wearing our boots!  It’s to be a great spring though, I can tell, because all my daffodils, tulips and hyacinths are coming up now.  Before I know it, that section of the garden will be filled with all kinds of color.   I saw lots of green coming up at the Senior Center, so before you know it, the center will be surrounded with lots of spring flowers, too. 


That’s it for now, so if you have any comments or suggestions, you can email me:  Punkala@aol.com.  Until next time, have a great week! 




Board of Selectmen Ponders Terry Land Purchase

Accepts gifts from B.A.A., and award from Mass Municipal Association

Above, from left, Selectman John Mosher, artist Dustin Neece, designer/photographer Kathleen Culler, Selectmen Chair Todd Cestari, MMA Director, John Robertson, Selectmen Clerk, Geri Holland, Selectman Michelle Gates, Selectman Brian Herr, Selectman Ben Palleiko, Town Manager, Norman Khumalo.


March 20, 2012 — Selectmen heard from John Robertson, Director of the Legislative Division of the Massachusetts Municipal Association, who presented an award (above) to the Town of Hopkinton for the 3rd Best Town Report in the contest for towns over 12,500.

      Administrative Assistant Geri Holland was credited for pulling all of the elements of the report together, and was asked by Selectman Brian Herr if she would take that task with her following her transition to the Town Clerk's office. Town Manager Norman Khumalo answered that she would be.


Terry Land

       The Selectmen pondered the 204-acre Terry property and the responses from town boards and departments regarding the Selectmen's request that they weigh in on the possibility of the town exercising its right of first refusal for the land, because it was listed as forestry land, and has received tax breaks. Although the Sustainable Green Committee considered it for a solar farm, Chairman Andy Boyce was on hand to say that there were better parcels to consider.

       Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jonathan Landman was on present to say that after consideration, the school department has no "immediate interest."

       Planning Board Chairman Ken Weismantel weighed in and recommended commercial development for the property.

       Despite pleas from Selectman Brian Herr and Terry Attorney Douglas Resnick to vote to declare the town was not interested in purchasing the property so the $3 million sale could move forward, Chairman Todd Cestari said that this evening was to get the get the process before the public. The Selectmen will discuss it again on April 3, 2012, and likely vote to not exercise its rights at that meeting.

       Attorney Resnick objected, saying he wanted to express his client's disappointment, and offered arguments in support of his position.

      Chairman Cestari gave him the "stop" sign with the palm of his hand, saying that the town has 120 days to respond, and that another two weeks would be reasonable.


Marathon Stuff

       The "Who's Who" of the Boston Athletic Association was on hand to tell the Selectmen that not much had changed for this year's running of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon on Patriot's Day. The town will receive $81,000 as a non-expense related gift to the town from the B.A.A., a gift that was accepted this evening, as  well as a $25,000 gift to the School Department. (Figures have been adjusted to reflect new information).

Below, Girl Scouts lead the Selectmen and the gallery in the "Pledge of Allegiance."


Time to Snap into Spring

March 20, 2012 — Snappy Dogs co-owner Teresa Boyce shows off a sign — made at Action Copy Plus — that she just put up on the guardrail at Colella's Supermarket's rear parking area. She and partner Lisa Hachey will wheel the Snappy Dogs trailer into place at the rear lot and be ready to "roll" on April 2, 2012. To relish an encore of a popular video from 8 months ago featuring Teresa and Lisa after they learned that Chronicle TV Magazine would be visiting, please choose to watch, below. And do stay for the outtakes. They are hilarious.





Time of the Season

March 20, 2012 — The animals are a couple of hundred feet away, but it appears a female merganser is pulling herself up with her wings, as a mallard couple swims nearby and turtles cover the rocks everywhere on South Mill Street today.



Duck Love

March 20, 2012 — Moments before this photo, the mallard couple above was thrashing and locked in a duck embrace, but above, the female appears to be exhilarated, and the male drifts away, no longer interested, but only for the time being, on Blood's Pond this afternoon.


State Police Nab Worcester Robbery Suspect After Foot Pursuit


Today at approximately 2:47 p.m., troopers assigned to the State Police Barracks in Holden encountered an armed robbery of the Garabedian Jewelers store located at 613 West Boylston Street in Worcester. Trooper Erin McLaughlin, a recent academy graduate, was involved in a foot pursuit chasing the suspect right into the direction of his Field Training Officer, Trooper Jeffery Gilbert. The suspect, 24-year-old Christopher FIORENTINO, of Andover, was placed under arrest and transferred to the Worcester Police Department.


Marty Lamb Announces Candidacy for State Representative

March 20, 2012 — Tea Party favorite Marty Lamb, a Holliston resident and former candidate for Third Massachusetts Congressional District who butted heads with Congressman Jim McGovern last election, has announced by email that he is running for election for State Representative. File photo.

       His press release is as follows, in part:


Lamb Wants to Revive Economy, Restore Integrity, Fight Illegal Immigration and so much more


Holliston, MA ...Today, in front of a large group of friends and family, Marty Lamb officially announced his candidacy for State Representative.


"After receiving much encouragement, today I am proud to announce my candidacy for State Representative. After working with New Jobs for Massachusetts for the past year, it became clear that Beacon Hill is broken. Nothing is getting done about fixing our economy. Right now we have a high unemployment rate of close to 7%, and on top of that we have an underemployment rate of 8.9%. This is not a thriving economy. This is a tragedy. We need new leadership at the State House. The people of this district can count on me to roll up my sleeves and put in the long hours to implement policies that create an environment that entrepreneurs want to start a business while others expand. This will create the jobs we so desperately needed," said Lamb.


Lamb will be challenging incumbent Carolyn Dykema who has a poor record of supporting the job creators of this state's small businesses. According to the National Federation of Independent Business, the nation's leading small business advocacy group, Dykema has a 38% rating which means she votes against job creating policies 62% of the time.




North Street to Close for Repairs Wednesday

Please be advised that the Water Department will be repairing a water main in the vicinity of #5 North Street, on Wednesday, March 21st.  The work will begin at 9:00 AM after the school buses have completed their pickups.  Due to the narrow width of the road and the water main location, it will be necessary to close the road at this location and vehicles will not be able to pass.

North Street will be open to local traffic and those living beyond #5 North Street will need to use the Wood Street entrance.

Eric Carty, Water/Sewer Supervisor



Sandy Island Resident

March 19, 2012 — This bird posed for a few moments at the walkway to Sandy Island as the sun sank behind Peppercorn Hill this afternoon. For those who would like to take a stab at identifying it, please chime in on Town Talk.


Walk-up Window

March 19, 2012 — Eleven year-old Michael Roche and his relative ponder what to order today at dusk at the window of the Golden Spoon, 85 West Main Street, which is gearing up for a busy season this year. Tomorrow, according to the Weather Channel, always accessible by clinking on the blue button at the index top of the page, temps will hit 72 degrees — ice cream weather. (Thanks to Michael for posing for the camera following this candid, but the camera did not work very well. Sorry.)




Sign, Sign, Everywhere...

March 19, 2012 — Mother of two, and one half of Action Copy Plus, Michelle Palmquist, stands next to a display of signs that she designed and wrote herself, all with positive and uplifting messages, that are available for just $6.95 each. In her hands is a large sized example of a custom sign available for design and purchase. So, for those looking for a cool shingle to hang, give Michelle a call at 508-497-8918, or stop by 34 Main Street and be uplifted. Action Copy Plus also designs and produces on site, hanging signs, window signs, and signs for contractors to display at their fine job sites.


Attention Senior Citizens


Would you like to e-mail your grandchildren but don't have a computer? Do you want to play games, access social media or search the internet? Have you been given a laptop or notebook and need help with set up? Do you know about Skype and how to send digital photos?

          The Senior Center wants to help seniors to enjoy the many opportunities today's technology offers.. .

          Classes for beginners are offered free of charge at 9 A.M. Tuesdays. Tutors are available to assist all levels of experience with their individual questions or interest on Thursday mornings.

           Please sign up for classes at (508) 497-9730. No appointment is needed to use the computer lab whenever the Senior Center is open, except during class time if all stations are filled.




Cornell’s Softball League Captains Meeting

Monday March 26th 7:30pm

at Cornell’s

Feel free to stop by to learn about the league and enter a team!




Getting Ready

March 19, 2012 — A worker scrapes paint off of the outside at Mangia Neapolitan Pizzeria at 30 Main Street in preparation for its long-anticipated opening, which is expected to occur very soon. The pizzeria will make its pies available for take out or delivery, only. There is no seating. The wide angle of the lens offers a lesson in converging lines and strong diagonals.




         Hopkinton High School seniors (left to right) Erynn Kane, Allie Wertz and Lily Whitehouse wear the new, brightly colored "Be Positive" T-shirts available in limited supply for $10 each at the school Boosters store.
        Shirt sales benefit the Tom Weaver Be Positive (B+) Memorial scholarship fund. Wednesday, March 21 is the annual "Be Positive Day" at the high school when all students, teachers and staff are asked to wear their B+ shirts to school as an important reminder of what it means to be respectful, celebrate life and look out for others.


PerkinElmer and the Town of Hopkinton, Massachusetts Bring ChargePoint EV Charging Services and Stations to Public and Employees


PerkinElmer announced the installation of an electric vehicle (EV) charging station as part of a collaboration with the Town of Hopkinton to provide EV charging services to its employees and to the public.


The recently-unveiled ChargePoint® charging station, manufactured by Coulomb Technologies, was made available to PerkinElmer through Coulomb’s $37 million ChargePoint America Department of Energy program, and is part of Coulomb’s ChargePoint® Network. The unit allows for charging two vehicles simultaneously – with a vehicle charge expected to take approximately 4 to6 hours.


The installation was a result of a successful grant application by the Hopkinton Sustainable Green Committee, assisted by Dave Daltario, Town Engineer and Facilities Coordinator, from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. The $200,000 grant program is part of a concerted effort by the Commonwealth to accelerate the market for electric vehicles and encourage the beginning of an electric vehicle supply station infrastructure to provide electricity to fuel these vehicles.


As part of its policy to strengthen public-private partnerships, the Town of Hopkinton approached local businesses to host the charging station. PerkinElmer volunteered to host the EVCS, pay for the installation, as well as pay for electricity costs for the next few years as part of the company's ongoing commitment to sustainable green programs.  Contributed content.


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Compiled  for HopNews.com by Austin Falcione © 2012 All Rights Reserved

New Transactions from March 12, 2012 to March 19, 2012






4 Cole Drive #10 Srinivasa R Ika $320,000 March 16, 2012 William A DePietri, Lumber Street  I Realty Trust
7 Castle Hill Road Martha Bergeron,. Brian Bergeron $322,000 March 16, 2012 Tamara A Brown Robert V Brown
Last Week        
259 Wood Street Mary McQueeney $180,000 March 6, 2012 Sharon B Lisnow
Week Before        
73 Front Street Lot 13 First County Builders LLC $200,000 February 29, 2012 Braim Farm LLC
2 Pond Street Thomas J Cotter, Andrea M Cotter $705,000 February 29, 2012 Richard P Barbieri



Police News UP-TO-DATE  March 19, 2012



Dial 911 in the Event of an Emergency Only

Hopkinton Police Business Line: 508-497-3401

Hopkinton Fire Business Line: 508-497-2323


9:40 am A 7 year-old from Country Way called answered a 911 call-back...


4:26 pm A cell caller reported two vehicles allegedly "rat-racing" each other on Main Street...


6:28 am A worker arrived at a West Main Street business to discover that intruders...


3:58 pm A Wood Street caller reported the violation of a cease and desist order...


2:55 pm A Pond Street caller reported a young male hit her vehicle several times...




Buying? Selling? Having a Home Inspection?

Plumber Peter Zereski has a HopNews Household Tip For You




Turkeys Trot

March 18, 2012 — These camera-shy wild turkeys walk away briskly from the photographer on East Main Street at dusk today as they enjoy eating off of the lawn.


Slow Ride

March 18, 2012 — Aayush Gungan, 2, gets a ride from his father, Anud at Hopkinton State Park today as the warm weather brought a variety of patrons to the facility. The park remains largely unopened to traffic, except up to the two interior gates.


Down by the Old Mill Stream

March 18, 2012 — A hooded merganser swims downstream from the beaver dam that gets repaired faster that it can be breached, on North Mill Pond today.




This Little Piggy...

March 18, 2012 — Five year-old Brendan Beck enjoys being barefoot and curling his toes today at the Hopkinton Reservoir Dam, while his siblings and Mom were nearby enjoying the sunny day.


Name the  Bird

March 18, 2012 — This bird felt secure seeing the photographer in his vehicle on North Mill Street, at least for a few seconds today. For those who enjoy identifying birds, please put your two cents in on Town Talk. UPDATE: Readers have overwhelmingly agreed that it is a female cardinal.



One More for the Road

March 18, 2012 — "One last one," said Rob Cornell, left, last night, following the photographer to the stage area for the last photo as owner of Cornell's Pub with musician Greg Brady, as Greg sings the line, "It's a great place to be Irish." Mr. Brady has been playing St. Patrick's Day at Cornell's for decades.

        Mr. Cornell purchased the business and real estate on installments from his late father, Ed, 27 years ago. Now, after nearly three decades of success, Mr. Cornell, as so many people do, is directing his energies elsewhere, after having sold the business and real estate to Irish transplants Ellen and Colm Scanlon, who will take over, with all of their experience, know-how, and plans for the future once all of the details are finalized.




Special Olympics 80, Hopkinton Police 26

Check out clips from today's game, as well as some insight into the lopsided score,

in the HD Video, below:




 Positively Hopkinton

Special Olympics Schools Hopkinton Police, 80 - 26

Both sides attribute Police loss to Officer Pat O'Brien being on injury list

March 17, 2012 — The Annual Hopkinton Special Olympics vs. Hopkinton Police took place today at the Middle School Gym, and St. Patrick's Day was on many minds as Officer Pat O'Brien played a rendition of "Irish Eyes" into the loudspeakers from his smart phone.

Both sides attributed the Hopkinton Police loss, despite gallant efforts from their teammates, to the sidelining of Officer Pat O'Brien following hip surgery. But even though he played last year, they still bowed to the Special Athletes. VIDEO TO FOLLOW. CHECK BACK LATER.

        Officer O'Brien gave kudos to Officer Phil Powers for organizing the event, and to Alec Levine of the Special Olympics for gathering his crew together from Hopkinton and surrounding towns to challenge the athletic ability of the police. Each year, following each loss, the police vow to practice more. Click on thumbnail to enlarge. Top photo, Sgt. John Porter guards an athlete from the basket. Below, each team lines up to congratulate one another.



Robert C. Foster, 86


Hopkinton, formerly of Holliston- Robert C. Foster, 86, distinguished navy veteran, loving husband and father, formerly of Holliston, MA., and Bear River, Nova Scotia, died peacefully on March 15, 2012, in Hopkinton, MA., surrounded by his caring family and his beloved and devoted wife, Clytie.

Bob, was born in Canning Town, East End of London, G.B., and was the only son of Robert C. Foster and Alice D. Foster. He lived through the bombing of London in the early stages of World War II, and eventually entered the Royal Navy Submarine Service at the age of 17. During his tour of duty with the Royal Navy he served honorably on many submarines, participated in the Battle of the Atlantic, and finished the war boarding the captured German submarine, U-190, off of the coast of Newfoundland. While stationed in Digby, Nova Scotia, he met his future bride and life long partner, Clytie.

Bob was also an avid British sports car driver and live steam engine enthusiast. He raced in England after the war in single seater Bugattis and MGs, still owns a number of sports cars, and was a long time member of the Washakum Live Steam Engine Club. Bob was also known for his keen interest in history, politics, and a lifelong pursuit of classical music and the arts. He and Clytie spent many a weekend night, either at Symphony Hall or Tanglewood, enjoying the wonderful sounds of the Boston Symphony. Bob and Clytie also shared a love for travel and roaming the beaches and remote islands of Nova Scotia together.

Bob is survived by his wife of 66 years, Clytie A. (Banks), of Rossway, Nova Scotia, his five children: Robert Foster & his wife, Cindy of Holliston, Clare Lynch of St. Petersburg, FL., David Foster of Plymouth, Alice Resker and her husband Robert Resker of Grafton, and Victoria Hart and her husband, James Hart of Hopkinton, and finally, thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Bob spent his final years happily travelling back and forth from Nova Scotia to Hopkinton and to Florida. Bob and Clytie shared a life filled with adventure, family and friends. His warm smile and humorous philosophy of life will always be remembered, and greatly missed by those fortunate enough to have known him. Up Spirits!!

Calling hours will be on Monday March 19, 2012 at the Chesmore Funeral Home, 854 Washington St., (RT 16) Holliston from 5:00 - 6:30 with services following in the funeral home at 7:00pm. In lieu of flowers, Bob's family ask that you donate to the Fisher House of Boston, PO Box 230 South Walpole, MA 02071 a non-profit committed to providing assistance to wounded veterans and their families.


William J. Smith Jr., 85


FRAMINGHAM/MILFORD - William J. Smith Jr., 85, passed away March 13, 2012 at the Westborough Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a period of declining health.  His wife, Doris A. (Leland) Smith, died in 1999.  Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late William and Arlene (Brown) Smith.


He was employed by the Dennison Manufacturing Company for over 50 years and was also a taxi driver for Tommy's Taxi in Framingham.  Bill served in the U.S. Navy as a proud veteran of World War II.  He was on the USS Springfield.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the Boston sports teams and was member of the Maspenock Rod and Gun Club.  He was a loving father, a devoted husband and a friend to all who know him.  His memory will be forever cherished.


He is survived by his five children, William S. Smith and his wife Carol of Auburn, Janet Hawkins of Milford, Gary Smith and his wife Barbara of Franklin, Mark Smith and his wife Haley of Milford and Paul Smith of Milford.  He also leaves his sister Marianna Surrette of Southborough, six granchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He is predeceased by his brother Stephen Smith. 


A committal of cremains with military honors will take place Thursday, March 22 at 11:00 a.m. in Evergreen Cemetery, Hopkinton.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton. 





Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass Tournament on Lake Maspenock sponsored by the LMPA




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