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Invitation to  Broadway Today

You adored Lullaby of Broadway, raved about Hooray for Hollywood, and couldn't get enough of Broadway to Hollywood....

...Chances are, you'll LOVE Broadway Today!

This smashing show features hits from the past decade's biggest Broadway shows. Run, don't walk, to the theater!

May 4, 5, 11, and 12 at 7:30 pm

May 6 at 2:00 pm

Hopedale High School Auditorium


Tickets Available Here!




Please enjoy an evening of song with Shir Joy on Sunday evening, June 3, 7 pm at Congregation B'nai Shalom in Westborough. Shir Joy is our Central Mass Adult Jewish Community Choir. We sing contemporary and classic Jewish melodies in English, Hebrew, Ladino and Yiddish. Congregation B'nai Shalom's Klezmer band will join the choir for a few pieces as well. This is the final concert of this season! Refreshments served. Requested donation: $5. Shir Joy is funded by a generous grant from The Federation of Central MA. For
further information, contact Karen at shirjoyMA@gmail.com.




Bright, Brilliant

Mouse-over image for closer look

May 2, 2012 — The color of the male cardinal easily draws attention to itself as one of the brightest of the birds in New England. Mouse-over the image above to see the same photo zoomed in and cropped with software. Taken from the Highland Street bridge today.



The Marathon Post Party
To celebrate the successful running of the
116th B.A.A. Boston Marathon

Hosted by the Hopkinton Marathon Committee

Thursday, May 10, 2012
6:30pm - 9:30pm

New England Laborer’s Training Center
37 East Street, Hopkinton
Tickets $30.00 per person (includes cocktails, dinner, raffle and commemorative T-shirt)
Please make checks payable to: TJ’s Restaurant
Send to: Dorothy Ferriter-Wallace, 57 Pinecrest Village, Hopkinton MA 01748
Please RSVP by May 07, 2012 to contacts below:
Dottie: 508.435.0254 Anne Marcy: 508.435.0244
Dorothyferriter-wallace@comcast.net  amarcy94@gmail.com



Life Imitates Art...

May 2, 2012 — Denise Mayer captured the Ice House Pond Canada goose family crossing West Main Street this morning with her iphone through her windshield while stopped. It appears the family may have relocated since then. To borrow the title of a popular sculpture, this could be called "Goslings on Parade."


Winners Announced in Student Recipe Contest

Winning Entries Will Be Featured on Cafeteria Menus 

Hopkinton, MA (May 3, 2012) The winners of the first ever Student Recipe Contest have been named. Nine students, representing three schools, and seven grades, submitted the winning entries and an accompanying essay question, “Why is healthy eating important to you?”

• The Elmwood School winning entries included “Winter Worms”, a team effort by second grade students Kate Dion, Grace Joy, and Hannah Hutchins; and “Stuffed Shells” by third grader Geneva Sganga.
• The Hopkins School winning entry for fourth grade was "Turkey chili burritos" by Sarah Wilme.
• The winning entry for fifth grade was "Fruit and yogurt sundae" by Abigail Jaye.

• Hopkinton Middle School winning entries included "Hoisin Chicken Wrap" by sixth grader Chris Rowell; "Garden Fresh corn, tomato and black bean salad" by seventh grade student Rachel MacIntosh; and " General Tso Chicken version" by eighth grader Austin Schofield.

     The student recipe contest was open to students in grades 2 – 8 at Elmwood School, Hopkins School and Hopkinton Middle School.
Essay responses about eating healthy by Hopkinton students included:

"Eating healthy is important to me because it is part of a fun, playful, feel-good lifestyle. I think that eating healthy should not mean giving up taste and joy." Aren, Grade 5

“Healthy eating is important to me because it helps your body be strong, and will prevent diseases." Eva, Grade 5

Healthy foods and healthy eating helps me get strong. I like getting strong because then I will be more protected from things that are dangerous, like germs." Mikayla, grade 2

"Healthy eating is important because it makes us feel better and we are able to do more in life when we are healthy." Michael, grade 3

"It keeps my organs healthy and my muscles strong. My skin feels smooth and keeps my weight just right for my age." Tara, grade 3

     Winning recipes will be featured on the menus in the student chefs’ school cafeterias. Student chefs have also earned the opportunity to work with Hopkinton’s “Chefs Move to School” celebrity chefs in their school cafeteria.

     The contest is part of a year-long partnership between the Hopkinton School District and celebrity chefs Andy Husbands and Chris Hart. The partnership will bring the chefs’ culinary creativity to the school food service under the “Chefs Move to School” program. Founded in May 2010, “Chefs Move to School” is an integral part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative.

The premise of the Chefs Move to School program is that chefs have a unique ability to deliver healthy nutrition messages in a fun and appealing way.

     The program pairs chefs with schools in their communities with the mission of collaboratively educating kids about food and proper nutrition to help improve the way children interact with food, from the cafeteria to the classroom. The chefs will act as consultants to the Food Service Director, and will work in the school cafeterias with the winners of the student recipe contest.

     The Hopkinton Public School Food Service Committee, comprised of Food Service Director Sherry Toscano, and members of the HPTA and School Councils, brought the program to the attention of local chef Chris Hart, who lives with his wife Jenny and two children, Ethan and Jaimie, in Hopkinton. Chris reached out to Andy Husbands, his co-author of the BBQ cookbook Wicked Good Barbecue.

     Andy Husbands (file photo), the award-winning chef/owner of Tremont 647, has been enticing patrons with his adventurous American cuisine at his South End neighborhood restaurant and bar for well over a decade. A James Beard “Best Chef” semi-finalist, Andy competed in the sixth season of Fox Television Network’s Hell’s Kitchen with Gordon Ramsay. http://www.tremont647.com
     Chris Hart, winner of the Jack Daniel Invitational World Championship in 2009 has dominated the competition BBQ circuit for the past 10 years with his team, iQUE. The team was the first group of northerners in barbeque history to win a championship. In 2010 Chris cooked an elaborate tasting menu at the James Beard House in NYC. In 2011 he competed in the Food Network's inaugural season of Best in Smoke.


For more information, please contact one of the following Hopkinton Public School Food Service Committee members:

Diane Bird, School Council Representative birds9@verizon.net

Deb Dionne, HPTA Wellness & Health Coordinator deborahdionne@gmail.com

Sherry Toscano, Hopkinton School District Food Service Director stoscano@hopkinton.k12.ma.us



Green Volunteers – Thank you!

By: Caroline McManus

The Sustainable Green Committee would like to extend a warm ‘Thank You’ to all of the Hopkinton residents that participated in Green Up day and Shred day last Saturday. Some of the items that were collected and removed from streets and green spaces in Hopkinton include: a couch, toilets, empty alcohol bottles, water bottles, construction wire, various furniture pieces, a broken hula hoop, and dozens of bags of garbage. Such a great effort was made to beautify the town, and we hope that everyone continues to make this effort throughout the year. Please note that a dumpster is available on the last Saturday of every month at the DPW Highway Garage, 83 Wood St, for large items (i.e. white metal, toilets, etc.)


Dozens of residents participated in shred day, which despite a truck malfunction, was a success. A huge ‘Thanks’ goes out to everyone that did some heavy lifting on Saturday and those that helped out with the shredding effort. We greatly appreciate your patience and willingness to drop off shredding materials!


Joyful Sounds

May 2, 2012 — A group of Hopkinton High School students got together to entertain a gathering of Middle School students who congregate Downtown after school on early release days. Above, Kate Schacterle, left, and Sophie Johnson led off the entertainment today on the Veterans Memorial Gazebo as a hundred or more students took part in the ritual. Below, students use the crosswalk at Hayden Rowe Street to access the Hopkinton Common.




May Day Memories


Nancy L. Drawe



Happy May to you all! It’s certainly one of the best times of the year where everyone can finally look forward to just being outside and enjoying the nicer weather.


The first day of May is not a national holiday or anything, but it is one of those “special holidays” that people like to observe. May 1st , otherwise known as May Day, was observed in the United States, Canada, and parts of Western Europe in celebration of the coming of spring. In some parts of the United States, May Baskets were made. These are small baskets usually filled with flowers or treats and left at someone's doorstep. The giver rings the bell and runs away. The person receiving the basket tries to catch the fleeing giver. If they catch the person, a kiss is exchanged.


In honor of this year’s May Day, those wonderful women from the Hopkinton Garden Club did it again! They hosted another great afternoon at the Senior Center with a special “MAY BASKET” event. They arrived with all the “fixin’s” for the seniors to make their own May Baskets. Everything was donated by them including all the lovely flowers that were grown in some of the club members’ gardens. President Constance Charters was unable to attend, but she donated beautiful lilacs from her garden. Photo by Nancy Drawe:Eileen Fredette, Doris Carver and Ruth Soglia working on their May Baskets.


The senior center is no strange place to members Cheryl Perreault, Joan Luciano and Leslie Chodnowsky, because they have hosted MANY garden/art projects at the center. Not only are these woman very artistic and creative, but they are always so friendly and happy to be able to host these projects for the seniors. Their ideas are always wonderful and truly appreciated!


I had a chance to hear some of the special May Day memories that the seniors shared. Joyce Plucker always made May Baskets when she was a child; they used her mother’s wallpaper sample books. They made cone shaped baskets, gluing them together with paste made from flour and water. She would deliver them to neighbors with her older sister and friends, but they didn’t tell her she was supposed to run after they knocked on the door! She was left by herself at the neighbor’s house, so when the man came out to get his basket, he kissed her (which was the custom!) .


Doris Carver made her baskets with paper cups and filled them with candy.


Rosa McGill came to America from Argentina when she was in her teens. She had never heard of May Day until her neighbors at her Cambridge apartment showed her the American custom of making baskets and taking them to nursing homes.


Ruth Soglia remembers making the baskets, using ribbon for handles and hanging them on neighbors doorknobs.


Hibiscus Rose was making her May Basket to send to her daughter in the mail. When her five daughters were young, she would give them Styrofoam cups to decorate. Then they would put a napkin in the cup and fill with candy. Besides making them for neighbors and grandparents, Hibiscus would make some for her girls and hide them around the house. Her kids carried on the tradition with their own children. When I asked Hibiscus how she chose which daughter to send her basket to, she said, “She’s the one who calls me every year to wish me a Happy May Day!”


What is my own memory of May Day? My grandmother always made homemade fudge and put it in little baskets to deliver to all her grandchildren. She made the best fudge, so it was always pretty special to have our own little basket. It was something we always looked forward to each year!


Cheers to the members of the Hopkinton Garden Club for always hosting such special projects as well as volunteering their time and supplies. They are such a wonderful group of women—we look forward to seeing them time after time. Thank you so much!


Don’t forget the Birthday Lunch! It’s always the 2nd Thursday of the month, which makes it on the 10th this time. It’s delicious, nutritious, fun and FREE! Birthday cake included! Make sure you call the center in advance to make your reservation


Did you remember to sign up for the Southboro Rod and Gun Club’s FREE Senior Dinner? It will be held on Saturday, May 12 at 4 pm. They have limited seating and believe me, this is a very popular event, so make sure that you do call ahead to reserve a spot. If you need transportation, please request at the same time.


A few weeks ago, I wrote a column on Alzheimer’s, noting that there would be a follow up support group for the next few months. The one held in April wasn’t well attended, so I urge you to try and make it for this months group on Monday, May 14, at 1 pm. If you are a caregiver or know someone with this horrible disease, this group, hosted by Judith Chaloux from Beacon Hospice in Framingham, can be very helpful for you. This is free, but please call the center to sign up.


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!




Police Arrest, Incident Log - Most Recent First

Updated Wednesday, May 2, 2012



Tuesday, May 1, 2012

7:43 am Officer Patrick O'Brien placed into custody 30 year-old Michael G Manzo Jr on Frankland Road on Warrant charges.



Tuesday, May 1, 2012

9:31 pm Officer Matthew McNeil checked a vehicle on Elm Street.

8:17 pm Officer McNeil assisted an operator whose motor vehicle had run out of gas on West Main Street by giving him a courtesy transport to the gas station and back.

5:26 pm Officer McNeil set out flares for a disabled motor vehicle at a Route 495/West main Street ramp who had help on the way, after being alerted to the situation by a passing motorist.

2:28 pm Officer Thomas Griffin responded with the Fire Department to fire alarms at a Jamie Lane residence.

10:56 am Officer Thomas Griffin spoke with an individual who walked into the station with a complaint.

7:20 am Officer Patrick O'Brien executed a warrant arrest.

7:00 am A caller reported his truck broke down on Elm Street.

6:32 am An Ash Street mother who was about to send her son out to school became nervous about a vehicle parked in front of her home. Officer Linda Higgins checked the vehicle, which, it turns out, belongs to a neighbor.

File photo, fire last weekend on Winter Street.


Governor Patrick Launches “Plant Something” Initiative

Celebrates May as Flower and Nursery Month

Governor Patrick plants flowers with students at the launch of the “Plant Something” initiative. (Photo: Eric Haynes / Governor’s Office).

BOSTON – Tuesday, May 2, 2012 – Governor Deval Patrick, Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard K. Sullivan and Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) Commissioner Greg Watson today joined students, school officials and members of the state’s horticulture industry at the Mather Elementary School in Dorchester to launch the “Plant Something” campaign to spotlight local flower and nursery growers and encourage residents to shop at local garden centers. Governor Patrick also announced May as Flower and Nursery Month, highlighting the state’s strong agricultural sector.


“It gives me great pleasure to recognize a $2 billion industry that helps to beautify Massachusetts and kick-off a program that will help enhance the outdoor learning experience for students here at the Mather School,” said Governor Patrick. “I encourage everyone to go out and Plant Something.


The Mather Elementary School participates in the Boston Schoolyard Initiative (BSI), a program that revitalizes Boston’s schoolyards, transforming asphalt lots into dynamic centers for recreation, learning and community life. Members from the Massachusetts Flower Growers Association (MFGA) and the Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) generously donated the greenery for the school yard.


“This is a great way to spotlight beautification projects at schools throughout the Commonwealth,” said Secretary Sullivan. “To have our children involved and planting flowers and trees only adds to their interactive hands on education.”


The “Plant Something” initiative is being highlighted with the collaboration between DAR, MFGA and MNLA. Slogans will be featured across the state at independent garden centers, delivery trucks and at the MBTA’s commuter rail stations and trains during the month of May.


“With spring here and Mother’s Day approaching, now is the perfect time to select flowers, hanging baskets, flowering shrubs or trees at one of the independent garden centers across the state,” said DAR Commissioner Greg Watson.


The greenhouse and nursery industry is the top contributor to Massachusetts agriculture, valued at $177 million in 2008 or 31 percent of the total cash receipts in the state, according to the New England Agricultural Statistics Service.


MFGA President Cindy Bertrand, of The Farmer’s Daughter at Hillcrest Farm in Auburn, notes that Association members offer consumers a tremendous selection of quality flowers and plants.


“We want to make gardening easy, fun and successful for our customers,” she said. “We can give them individualized attention and knowledgeable advice on choosing what will work best for them so their gardens will burst with dazzling color. And with Mother’s Day coming up on Sunday, May 13, what could be a better gift in honor of those special mothers in our families than a beautiful, locally grown hanging basket or colorful planter.”


"Color is often the prime motivator when people buy plants – this 'Plant Something Massachusetts' program enhances those values by detailing additional benefits of gardens that are relevant for today’s environmental and financial realities,” said R. Wayne Mezitt, Chairman of Weston Nurseries in Hopkinton.


“We always have new plants and products but also focus on tried and true items that have a track record of being reliable for Massachusetts gardeners,” said Jim Connolly, Massachusetts-Certified Horticulturalist, MNLA president and owner of Northeast Nurseries in Peabody.


DAR’s MassGrown & Fresher Google Interactive Map features a list of over 125 local garden centers across the Commonwealth, allowing consumers to easily find ALL of their locally grown needs in one convenient one-stop-shopping spot.


DAR’s mission is to ensure the long-term viability of local agriculture in Massachusetts. Through its four divisions – Agricultural Development, Animal Health, Crop and Pest Services, and Technical Assistance – the DAR strives to support, regulate and enhance the Commonwealth’s agricultural community, working to promote economically and environmentally sound food safety and animal health measures, and fulfill agriculture’s role in energy conservation and production. For more information, visit DAR’s website at www.mass.gov/agr, and/or follow at twitter.com/mdarcommish.





Cinnamon Got Out Again!

Cinnamon the ferret weaseled her way out of the house again and her family misses her. Last time she got out, someone saw her picture on HopNews, made friends with her and called.

She ditched her home in East Hopkinton this week to hunt for rabbits and rats, which is her nature.

If you see her please pick her up (she is very friendly) and give us a call at 774-278-0059.


Selectmen Move Forward Chuck Joseph Liquor License, Stall on EMC Town Meeting Article

Caliper Life Sciences to create 170 new jobs


by Robert Falcione

May 1, 2012 — Attorney Faith Easter (right) appeared on behalf of developer Chuck Joseph, who, with business partner Peter Markarian, is seeking approval from the Board of Selectmen to recommend Article 57, a citizen's petition, at Town Meeting next Monday. The Article, if passed,  will petition the state legislature for a Special Act that would grant a "site-specific" package store license to CJPM Development LLC to locate at 22 South Street in Hopkinton, Mass. Mr. Joseph has said at a previous meeting that he has a prospective tenant interested in locating a package store there.

       This evening, Town Counsel Ray Miyares (left) was in attendance and confirmed that the license is over and above those that the town qualifies for by virtue of its population, a point the board was waiting to hear resolved before voting. The board voted 4-0-1 to approve recommending the article to Town Meeting voters. Selectman John Mosher abstained.

      Paul Fitzgerald represented EMC this evening in their bid for a nod from Selectmen for zoning change in Town Meeting Article 54, which would change 14 acres of a 111 acre agricultural lakefront parcel to Industrial zoning to facilitate an expanded parking area for the 176 South Street facility. Mr. Fitzgerald said that there were three points to be worked out between the town and EMC before Town Meeting.

       Seeking to make it work and be enforceable, Mr. Miyares said that the existing Campus-style Special Permit for 176 South Street would need to be amended to include a restrictive covenant for the parking area.

       Lori Barnes, the closest of the abutters vocally opposing the plan, was on hand with a list of complaints about the expansion, as well as terms for its passage.

       Mrs. Barnes suggested a conservation restriction, and said that the state had designated that area for preservation.

       "We don't know if it's legal," she said of the plan.

      Amherst Road resident Meisha Gasek said, "I appeal to you to protect this area of town." She said the lake area has been discriminated against. "I believe it is socio-economic in nature."

      Malcolm Page, an abutter and President of the Lake Maspenock Preservation Association, which is the political force behind opposition to development in the lake area, said, "They could put a 60-foot tall building there... There would be lights visible from the lake."

       Mr. Page asked the selectmen how many of them had been on the lake, and two of the five answered in the affirmative.

       "It's hard to vote if you haven't seen it," he said.

       Bea McMullen offered to take people in her paddleboat.

       Selectman Brian Herr took strong exception to that point of view and said that although he had been on the lake "hundreds of times" he did not believe it was a criteria for a selectman making a sound decision.

       "The presentation by EMC has been disrespectful to the residents... I am perplexed the lack of preparation by EMC," said Dave Gibbs, former LMPA president.

       "I believe these comments are out of order," said Mr. Herr.  "I ask the Chair to take control of the meeting to some extent."

       The board will receive information from EMC and Town Counsel before the Article goes before the Town Meeting body next week.

       For the next item, the discussion of a TIF agreement with Perkin Elmer, Mr. Herr, who does business with them,  stepped off of the board and out of the room. He walked through the LMPA crowd still lingering in the hallway, and had a heated exchange of words with an individual in the group while more than a dozen people looked on.

       Hopkinton resident Aubrey Doyle appeared on behalf of PerkinElmer, his employer, to discuss a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement that is on the Town Meeting warrant as Article 58. PerkinElmer purchased Caliper Life Sciences last September, and would like to invest $13 million and expand the Hopkinton facility.

       In exchange for investing in Hopkinton and creating 170 new jobs and bringing in 50 employees from elsewhere — their lease is for another 13 years — the company will enjoy a reduced tax rate.

       Mr. Miyares said that there will be a mechanism in place to be sure that the company meets its hiring goals every year in order to qualify for the break.





Plant Sale, Silent Auction and Bake Sale

Saturday, May 19th
Community Covenant Church
2 West Elm St., Hopkinton, MA
Exit 21 B off of route 495
8 a.m. to 2 p. m
Plant sale includes inexpensively priced Perennials, seedlings,
some native woodland plants, vegetables and annuals.
The silent auction will include gift cards from local merchants, hand crafted items,
jewelry and much more!
Many baked items including Swedish rye bread



More Geese Tales

May 1, 2012 — This goose family has the entire Lake Whitehall to share with others of its kind, as well as humans, who were nowhere to be found on that body of water today.


Sunnier Times

May 1, 2012 — This goat behind the Garden Center at Weston Nurseries always has his share of company from the kids passing by, as well as the photographers who feed it.




Police Incident Log - Most Recent First


Updated Monday, May 1, 2012



Monday, April 30, 2012

7:26 pm A Wood Street caller complained that heavy equipment was being operated in violation of a town bylaw that restricts such to to 7:00 pm. Officer Gregg DeBoer observed no operation upon his arrival.

7:04 pm Art's Towing of Milford removed a disabled motor vehicle blocking traffic on West Main Street after several calls to complain.

5:59 pm Officer DeBoer caught up with a vehicle whose occupants sprayed Silly String® on another vehicle in Ashland. He spoke with the occupants and notified Ashland Police.

1:24 pm Officer David Shane began an investigation of the report of an individual who received a threatening text message on South Street.

8:46 am A Wild Road resident placed a pickup truck for sale at the corner of Wild and Chestnut Street, using the street as a used car lot. Someone called to complain about it causing limited visibility at that intersection and the owner promised to push the vehicle back home later.

7:29 am A caller reported a tree partially blocking Frankland Road.

6:54 am A caller reported that a male was dropped off by a green Ford wagon on Cunningham Street, and the male is concealing himself with the bushes. Officer Stephen Buckley responded to the suspicious activity, but did not locate the individual.

12:35 am Officer John Moran checked the status of a motor vehicle on Hayward Street.


Photo taken on Winter Street during brush fire on Saturday.

NOTE: The HopNews Incident and Arrests logs contain information obtained in the detailed logs made available by Hopkinton Police, as well as other sources. Those logs are made available from authorities in cell and column format. HopNews converts it to prose, so the incidents can be read in a straight line. Occasionally, the writer will add information that aids in understanding the complaint, such as the comment above about the bylaw. HopNews added, "that restricts such to to 7:00 pm." Sometimes, the writer will describe something in words not offered in the official log, such as, "...using the street as a used car lot," because he believes it will get the point across.







Great Turnout

May 1, 2012 — Wally the Green Monster, icon and mascot of the Boston Red Sox, leads the parade on Sunday down Main Street to Carrigan Park. The outfield wall of Fenway Park is called "The Green Monster" because of its height, and because of its uniqueness in the realm of Major League baseball fields. Therefore, the mascot is Wally, the personification of the monstrous impediment to visiting teams' homeruns. And of course, he is green. Thanks to Jen Fischer for the great photo.




 Sport of the Week

Hopkinton Girls Tennis Dominates With Big Victory Over Westwood, 5-0!

By: Lou Ottaviani

April 30, 2012 — Under ideal weather conditions, the Hopkinton girl’s tennis team improved their season record to 7-1 today with a rather convincing 5-0 victory over visiting Westwood. The win puts the Hillers in second just behind TVL leaders, Medfield Warriors who remain undefeated thus far. “This is a very focused group of girls,” says Hopkinton Coach Nancy Clark. “They practice hard, show lots of enthusiasm and have a good record to show for it. We have a lot of experienced, returning players and some new young talent. They’re a fun group to coach and be around!”

Hopkinton, defending South Sectional Champions and State finalists, would love nothing better than to get another chance at Medfield (who beat the Hillers earlier this season, 4-1). That victory could be a bit misleading, as Hopkinton was without the services of junior #1 singles player Denny LaMachia and with the recent win over Westwood’s #1 doubles team by Hiller senior co-captains Bevy Reynolds and Abby Normandeau in their match today may be the spark and incentive for when these two teams match up next Monday (more to come on the #1 doubles later).

LaMachia, a top seeded TVL player and Boston Globe All-Star, and highly rated tournament player had been out for a good part of the season due to a foot surgery but has now returned to playing and is undefeated thus far since her return over the last four games. If today’s play was any indication if she was ready or not, fans got to witness her play and could see that she was back at full strength. Her ground game was solid, her strokes crisp and powerful. That along with her aggressive style of play made it almost impossible for her opponent to get on track. “I thought that I hit the ball pretty well,” said LaMachia. “Mary Kate is a great player and things just happened to go my way today.” LaMachia started things off well for the Hillers by defeating senior Mary Kate Norton 6-0 and 6-1 to give Hopkinton a quick 1-0 edge to start the game off.

The next Hiller to record a “W” on the day was freshman, #2 singles player, Vanessa Prathab. Prathab, a powerful player herself proved too much for sophomore Abby Groton (6-0; 6-2) to give Hopkinton a 2-0 lead.

Another strong player, #3 singles freshman, Olivia Anderson defeated her opponent, junior Lilly Steves, also in two straight sets with scores of 6-1 and 6-0 to clinch the match and put the Hillers up 3-0.

The #2 doubles match was the next Hopkinton players to finish their match by defeating the Wolverines #2 doubles by a score of 6-4 and 6-0. This Hiller doubles team consisted of senior Katy Cook and sophomore Ameera Hammouda.





Wally the Green Monster and AA Mets at Carrigan Park on Sunday. Photo by Jill Petrie.


Large Cast Takes Part in "Oliver"

Far left Yi-Fan Chen, Kaila Goldstein (in pink), Ana Amaral (in blue and white), Teddy Edgar (Fagan), AJ Waltzman, Matthew Fliegauf (Charley), Austin Schofield (back right in tan). Photo by Kathy Curry.



Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts

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

New Transactions from April 20, 2012 to April 27, 2012






20 Turnbridge Lane unit 22D Ronald D Denaro, Kathleen Lally Denaro $259,900 April 27, 2012 Victor Robidouz, Karen Ann Skaza
1 Oliver Lane Timothy J Norton, Deborah B Norton $485,000 April 27, 2012 Ronald D Denaro, Kathleen Lally Denaro
99 Hayden Rowe Street Robert E Brown $212, 500 April 27, 2012 Bank of America
1 Equestrian Drive Anthony R Colletti, Julie M Colletti $566,000 April 27, 2012 Michael P MacDonald, Lisa F MacDonald
14 Yale Road Hanan Cohen, Nirit Cohen $245,000 April 26, 2012 Christopher A Gorman, Giok Nio S Gorman
17 Curtis Road Scott J Mickle, Pauline L Mickle $195,905 April 26, 2012 Fannie Mae
4 Yale Road James E Wallace Jr, Jonathan Garrison $114,000 April 25, 2012 Natick Federal Savings Bank
114 Lumber Steret Matthew J Bearfield, Heather B Bearfield $540,000 April 25, 2012 JC Builders, Inc
26 Patriots Blvd Unit 10A Robert Lagimonier $315,000 April 20, 2012 Stagecoach Hghts Realty LLC
Last Week        
26 patriots Boulevard # 10A Robert Langimoier $315,000 April 20, 2012 Stagecoach Heights Realty LLC
Week Before        
1 Sanctuary Lane # 20 Bernard L Garron, Sandra A Garron $390,000 April 12, 2012 Weston Development Group Inc
36 North Mill Street Todd Garron, Carrie L Garron $300,000 April 12, 2012 Bernard Lent Garron Jr, Sandra A Garron
92 Frankland Road James Mayer, Mary Ellen Mayer $390,000 April 12, 2012 Michael C Bacon
6 Turnbridge Lane #19B Dennis Sullivan, Kimberly Sullivan $210,000 April 11, 2012 John Postizzi, Katherine C Postizzi




Host Families for International Students Needed

Please Consider this Unique Opportunity


Program: Although have had a strong response for host families for next year's semester and full year class of international students, we still have a few boys to place. Each has a friendly smile and interests to share. If you weren't sure before, please now consider hosting a student from Italy, China or Germany. Our current host families have found their lives are being enriched in enormous and sometimes surprising ways. 

Support HHS: By hosting you'll also be contributing to our school and community. Tuition fees from international students help to support our Mandarin language program at Hopkinton High School.

Stipend: To help defray expenses incurred while hosting an international student, a $700/mo. stipend is provided to each hosting family.

Inquiries: If you're interested, please contact Ann Northup, the International Coordinator:

Ann provides an orientation and year long monitoring and back-up support. She is happy to explain the program, the application process and provide referrals. This program is sponsored by Educatius International, a non-profit international educational organization which, among other projects, connects international high school students with American secondary schools and families. www.educatius.org.




Each year, an overview of the Hopkinton Public Schools budget is prepared for the public in advance of Annual Town Meeting.

The FY 13 "Budget Book" is now available for review on the district's homepage, at: 


We hope that all voters in town will have the opportunity to review the Budget Book in advance of Town Meeting.  (file photo)


New Hopkinton Family

April 30, 2012 — Our photo essay of the geese at Ice house Pond on West Main Street climaxes today with the hatching of six strong goslings at sometime between sundown yesterday and this morning. A Canada geese couple nests each spring and has a small family, but does not stay very long. See them on the video below, or visit them onsite soon before they are gone.




Police Incident Log - Most Recent First


Updated Monday, April 30, 2012



Sunday, April 29, 2012

7:22 pm Mass State Police in Weston were apprised of an individual not feeling well at the Framingham toll booths.

7:09 pm Officer Peter Booth Inspected a fallen wire and determined it is no longer in use.

5:57 pm Officer Peter Booth spoke with an individual on Holt Street following the report of a suspicious vehicle.

12:20 pm Assisted Ashland in failed attempt to contact resident on Saddle Hill Road.

10:37 am Officer Thomas Griffin spoke with an individual who reported vandalism to a vehicle overnight.

2:45 am Following the report of a domestic argument, one individual was transported to Upton.

1:22 am Officer Jacob Campbell was unable to locate a vehicle reported to be all over the road on Wood Street.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

11:48 pm Assisted Ashland with 2-vehicle collision in their town.

8:17 pm A driver reported an erratic operator just got off 495 in Milford.

2:48 pm Several calls for a brush fire in the woods on Winter Street caused by an unattended but permitted fire. Upton and Ashland Fire assisted Hopkinton. State Police were on scene.

2:40 pm Several 911 calls for chimney fire at Cornell's on Hayden Rowe  Street. Milford, Holliston and Ashland Fire assisted Hopkinton.

2:30 pm Caller reported suspicious individual inside store on Cedar Street. Checked okay.

12:24 pm Two-car motor vehicle accident on Hayden Rowe Street with no personal injury.

2:04 am Checked a vehicle parked on Saddle Hill Road.

12:58 am Check on two females in dark clothing on Cedar Street who a caller was concerned about their visibility. Transported them home to Overlook.

12:44 am Checked a motor vehicle in a school parking lot.

Friday, April 27, 2012

11:32 pm Sgt. Scott vanRaalten issued a warning to a motorist on West Main Street.

5:44 pm An Ash Street resident reported two teen neighbors ran to his house after hearing an intruder walk in. Responding officers report the wind opened a door.

5:31 pm A caller reported her son's backpack was ransacked while he was at practice.

9:47 pm Officer DeBoer spoke with an individual on South Street regarding an incident that occurred yesterday.

8:28 am An parent reported her daughter did not come home last night or go to school today, but School Resource Officer Philip Powers determined she is in school.

7:17 am An individual was transported to Framingham following a motor vehicle accident ion front of Hopkinton High School.




"Severe Drought" Limits Allowable Water Use


April 30, 2012 — Citing a "severe drought," Water/Sewer Supervisor Eric Carty has issued an advisory on water use, as well as the consequences for violating the rules. Mr. Carty writes, "This March was the driest ever recorded since weather records started being kept over 100 years ago." See the advisory here.





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