"The News Starts Here!"
Since 2003, Hopkinton News

P.O. Box 351, Hopkinton, MA 01748


Need a new phone? Call Advantage Wireless Verizon 508-435-6600.

Neighbors Attend in Opposition to Hunters Ridge Development
Planning Board grants time extension to Legacy Farms for sidewalk

January 29, 2013 — Citing a "dearth of interest" in the Legacy Farms commercial component, Legacy President Roy S. MacDowell asked the Planning Board to reconsider traffic mitigation at Legacy Farms Road South at East Main Street, and to extend their obligation to build a sidewalk from Ray Street to the proposed athletic fields, or to relocate it as a trail using an old railroad bed that runs through the woods.

      Part of the problem is that a section of East Main Street collapsed in 2011 following a visit from Tropical Storm Irene. It was a section of roadway where the planned sidewalk would be built upon a flat tray of land on the other side of the guardrail. When the road collapsed and an emergency repair was conducted, it did not take into consideration the plan for the sidewalk, and the flat area next to the road was not duplicated. Mr. MacDowell explained this evening that the solution could cost into six figures, and he'd like the project to progress more so the added cost, one caused by the town, could be absorbed more easily (Click on thumbnail  to enlarge).

       The board nixed the idea of a sidewalk through the woods on the old railroad bed; and on a motion from member John Coutinho, voted to amend the permit and extend the sidewalk completion date until September 15, 2014 to accommodate the new, more difficult geographical conditions.

       The intersection at Peach Street and Legacy Farms Road South, according to the Master Plan Special Permit, and Host Community Agreement, has a timetable of construction, which calls for a redesign with Peach Street abandoned, Frankland Road intersection at East Main closed off, and a new road carved through existing land adjacent to Weston Nurseries Garden Center, extending the path of the newly built Legacy road. The plan also calls for the skimming of 2-4 feet off of the top of the East Main Street roadway at the blind corner by Frankland Road to improve line-of-sight. And during the recent extension of a natural gas line down East Main Street to Legacy Farms, Mr. MacDowell said, they discovered a water main that would need 200 feet of it buried more deeply. The board agreed to look over notes on the project and revisit this topic to consider an interim solution.

        Homebuilder of fine homes Ron Nation and son Chris stopped by to offer the board, and the public, two choices for a proposed 19-unit subdivision off of sleepy South Mill Street. One was an OSLPD  (Open Space Landscape Preservation Development) that would trade closer homes  for open space, but  would need waivers or special permits. The other plan, a traditional plan that would need no waivers, would count the same amount of homes on larger lots, but with no open space.

       Neighbors in attendance had concerns about drainage, water and traffic. Engineer Phil Paradise of BETA Group, who conducted a review on behalf of the town, said that a  development of this size would not impact traffic significantly.

        Another neighbor of the proposed project was worried about storm water runoff, but engineer Peter Lavoie, on behalf of  the Nations, assured them that the plan was designed to comply with the law, which does not allow an increase in any of the runoff from the property.

        In answer to another neighbor's concerns about future maintenance of the rain gardens that will catch the storm water runoff, Mr. Nation said he would not have a problem making the maintenance part of a homeowners' association's duties. He later said it would be in the interests of the homeowners to maintain it to keep up their property values.

         Neighbors from across the street, already plagued by a rise in standing water caused by beaver activity, 50-60 acres by one person's account, were concerned the project would add to their woes.

         They were assured by Mr. Nation that it would not add to their problem, and even promised one neighbor who lives across from the proposed project, that he could take care of her problem, if she liked. 

         The Planning Board has planned a site walk of the property at 9:00 am on both Friday and Saturday of this week. The public is invited. It will begin across from 91 South Mill Street. 

          A Fruit Street Development subcommittee is being formed by the Planning Board to help navigate the future uses of that town-owned property. Chairman Ken  Weismantel  said that the controversial former Chairman of the now defunct Fruit Street Development Committee, Ron Clark, has agreed to serve if asked.

          "He's got all of the original documents — and he has them in his head," he said.



 From the Radical Middle...


An Urban Legend and a Naked Guy

It-can-only-happen-to-me Department


by Robert Falcione (Please enjoy this reprise of a story first presented to HopNews readers on July 4, 2006)


July 4, 2006 — It was the summer of 2000 when I had first heard about Spider Gate Cemetery, as it is known.

     "There is a Satanic cult, a gang, that lives there in the woods, and they attack people," I was told. "There are seven gates and when you go through the last one, you're in Hell," I was warned.

     Impossible, I protested. I don't believe a word, I said.

    "No, really, someone tapped me on the shoulder while we were walking in the dark, and I freaked out." It was a total fabrication.

     As it turns out, the cemetery, located in Leicester, is a well-known urban legend in Worcester and the surrounding area. Any kid growing up in that area has taken a trip there at least once, because of the aforementioned fabrication and others like it.

     Although I didn't believe the stories, and I knew I wouldn't be allowed into Hell, I was off to see what all of the fuss was about.

     The most famous nearby landmark is Hot Dog Annie's in Leicester, a diner-type establishment that generally has a line going in one door and out the other. It's the type of place a person thinks, "Wow, good dogs!" Spider Gate is only one turn from Annie's, which is where I got the final directions to my destination, and with what seemed to be a knowing smile.

     I found the entrance to the property, which was secured by a chain hanging loosely between two cement columns. It turned out to be a considerable piece of land that has nothing to do with a cemetery. It is a watershed, a series of ponds and lush streams that comprise the water supply for one of the area towns. It just happens to have a graveyard in the middle of it, one that was likely preserved as they built the water ways and supporting land around it.

     The gravel trail, lined with blueberries, scrub brush and trees, leads to the cemetery, and to the gate that would define its name in the urban legend vernacular. The trail went over a culvert that joined two sides of a stream that meandered through brilliant loosestrife, peppered with daisies and ragweed (Actual photo).

      And there it was a few hundred feet in, its entrance between two pillars of stone, and bounded by large, centuries-old trees.

     The two wrought iron gates that swung open to accommodate new arrivals were designed with a circle of iron in between each of two square metal frames. From the circumference of each circle to the center of each were several uniform, squiggly, and twisted pieces of wrought iron, apparently giving the gate its name.

     I hopped the stone wall, not knowing the gate was unlocked. What I discovered  was a family cemetery, where most of the residents' surnames are Earle. I sang the famous 50's novelty song, Duke of Earl, to myself.

     As I walk through this world, nothing can stop the Duke of Er-er-earle.

     I had yet to see any angels from Hell, or any cult members; but I would have more than one shiver down my spine — predisposed as I was — before the trip was over.

     The most interesting thing about the Earles was that most of them had died before the Revolution. They were subjects of the King, and had died before Independence Day in 1776. Now I'm thinking Ichabod Crane, the Headless Horseman; and all manner of stories were conjuring up in my head about the supernatural, the stuff that, according to old books, happened all of the time back then. This was a very old and very unusual cemetery.

     There was no other gate, but I did see an opening in the farmer's wall that defined the southern edge of the cemetery, so I went through it. I didn't feel a thing, and I never saw the second gate, let alone another five, but continued letting the song about the Duke, which I had owned as a 45 rpm record in my boyhood, play in my head.

     My walk took me all around and through the property, but I had one trail remaining to explore. No taps on the shoulder or screams in the woods; but I was ready for anything from that unseen gang of evildoers. I started off on the  last trail, which was more like a fire access road.

     Trees and the forest floor at the beginning of the trail were unusually singed by a fire that hadn't gone very far. Hmm... strange. Ah, up ahead, grapes are hanging over the path because some European worker from another century thoughtfully planted them while he was helping build this area.

      And a few hundred feet down the trail, a footpath to the left.

     The footpath was only a few feet long and led to the edge of a swamp, where a mist lay heavily on the water between the birches. But it was a very warm day. Why would there be a mist? Hmm... I turned around to backtrack and lo and behold, there was a white cross with roses and bones at its base that I hadn't seen when I turned onto the ten-foot long path just moments earlier. Very strange to think that I had missed it. The adrenaline that had been lying in wait now poured out and I got a chill. The adrenaline would help me be extra vigilant now.

     A few more hundred feet up an incline brought me to the end of the gravel trail, the beginning of pavement, and most surprisingly, the end of the runway for Worcester Airport. Wow, civilization, and in a huge way! I felt more secure, and perhaps a little silly that I let had my imagination get the best of me. Or had I ?

     I looked back at the trail and knew that my vehicle was a good distance away. I was not bothered by the distance, but bothered by the thought of traipsing through the weirdness again. Nonetheless, into the weirdness I went; not expecting at all what awaited.

    At the head of some trails is a large concrete block to stop vehicles from passing. It has a steel eyelet on the top so a machine can wrap a chain around it to move it when it is time to block some other trail, road, or beach parking lot. I noticed there was one of those large cement blocks at the head of a trail on the right, as I descended the hill from the rear of the airport. I hadn't seen it before. Hmm... But there was something even more unusual about this encounter. There was a naked guy with a Charlie Manson hairdo and beard sitting on the gravel path behind the block about ten feet from me. There was a stand of wild growth blocking the view of the path behind him. I froze. There was no way I was going to casually walk by this nude guy and give him a chance to tap me on the shoulder and kidnap me, or whatever that sick cult had in mind. I would have to use the force of all that is good to get through this one.

    Just for the record, his nakedness was clear not because anything that was most private to him was exposed to me, but his nakedness was inferred by the fact that his entire unclothed side was exposed to me. He was a naked guy.

    "Are you a member of a cult?" I demanded, now knowing for certain that the legend was true.

    "No," said the skinny, crazy-eyed Charlie Manson look-alike.

    "Have you ever been a member of a cult?" I asked.

    "No," he replied.

    "Do you live in these woods," I asked.

    "No." he replied.

    "Are you here to harm people?"

    Again, he answered a simple, "No."

    "Is it a problem if I proceed?" I asked, begging permission.


    "May I proceed now," I asked, hoping for a different word.

    "Yes," he answered. I proceeded, thinking the entire time that his every answer was a lie.

    I kept the corner of my eye on him as I walked past, just to be sure I wasn't attacked by this apparent lunatic.

    Another step.

    And then another step, and the trail behind him began to come into my view. And that is when I saw his nude girlfriend putting her clothes on, revealing the true reason for his nakedness, one that he failed to articulate with his one-word replies and his reluctance to elaborate. Then I remembered seeing a landscape truck on the asphalt by the airport road and realized it was his, and he was apparently on "break."

    I felt ever so silly as I continued down the path toward my car.

   I walked past the white cross with the flowers and the bones next to the foggy birch tree swamp, and suddenly they seemed fairly normal compared to what had come afterward.

    The oddly burned part of the forest didn't bother me much either.

    Ah, there is the cemetery again with the squiggly wrought iron design and the double gate.

    It doesn't even look like a spider web anymore.

    The trail is wide open all the way to my car.

    Nothing can stop me now, cause I'm the Duke of Er-er-er-earl. Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. (Song on YouTube)

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts


Compiled  for HopNews.com by Eric Montville © 2013 All Rights Reserved

New Transactions from January 21, 2012 to January 28, 2013






15 Meserve Street Kate-Lee Reyes, Cristal Reyes $217,000 January 29, 2013 Mae Fannie, Federal National Mortgage Assoc.
10 Spring Street Caro M Cheney Tr, Jay P Cheney Tr $149,900 January 24, 2013 Kevin J Wright, Maureen L Wright
Last Week        
29 South Mill Street Corbett Family Trust $208,000 January 17, 2013 Patrick O. Dobson
34 Overlook Road Carmax Auto Superstores Inc. $844,000 January 16, 2013 Mohammad Shamim
29 South Mill Street Charles Stahl, Nancy Stahl $340,500 January 15, 2013 Patrick O. Corbett, Corbett Family Trust
Ash Street Kenneth R. Weismantel, Margaret M. Weismantel $62,500 January 15, 2013 Alan Greenwald, Kenneth Crater, Abbott Realty
Ash Street Colin J. Stearman, Marilyn K. Stearman $62,500 January 15, 2013 Alan Greenwald, Kenneth Crater, Abbott Realty

Previous Transactions

2 McGill Court, Unit 5, Bldg 22 Kathryn Edmiston $503,065 January 11, 2013 William A. Depietri, Lumber Street I Realty Trust
2 Lincoln Street Patrick Smith, Crystal Smith $329,000 January 10, 2013 Dorothy A. Mahoney
3 McGill Court, Unit 4, Bldg 21 Jean T. Chin $500,000 January 10, 2013 William A. Depietri, Lumber Street I Realty Trust
5 Patriots Boulevard, Unit 3D Colleen T. Lahan $173,500 January 8, 2013 Stagecoach Heights Realty LLC
35 Valleywood Road Sean G. Hayward, Kathleen F. Hayward $585,000 January 8, 2013 Leslie Russell-Fahn, Michael Fahn
8 Ridge Road Chistopher W. Davis, Jessica L. Davis $575,00 January 4, 2013 Mark T. Rosky, Debra A. Rosky
19 Patriots Boulevard, Unit C, Bldg 9 Timary Feeley, Katie Stoico $301,990 January 2, 2013 Stagecoach Heights Realty LLC


Traffic/Weather Advisory

2:54 pm: Troopers on the western end of the Massachusetts Turnpike are responding to several crashes, both eastbound and westbound, as heavy snow has begun to fall. Speed limits on the Turnpike have been reduced to 40 mph from Interchange 1 to Interchange 6. Crashes are minor in nature. Motorists are urged to drive slowly and leave extra space between themselves and cars ahead of them.


Press Release from School Department

Superintendent Selection on Wednesday

Public invited - not televised

Hopkinton, MA


It became apparent, during the latest budget working session, that the School Committee will not be able to both vote a budget number and name a selected candidate for Superintendent during its January 31st meeting, as had been planned.  Since the School Committee is required by Town Charter to vote and submit a budget number to the Town Manager by February 1st, the committee will need to devote the entire meeting on January 31st to the budget discussion, and has scheduled a separate meeting to discuss the Superintendent search. 


The School Committee has now scheduled Wednesday, January 30th, 2013, at 7:30 PM, to hold a Working Session to discuss the Superintendent search process. The goal of that meeting is to come to consensus on a successful candidate and then vote to enter into negotiations with a successful candidate for Superintendent of Schools.


This public meeting will take place at the Administrative Conference Room at 89 Hayden Rowe Street.


Editor's Note: The three candidates, below are from left, Easton Assistant School Superintendent Cathy MacLeod, current interim Hopkinton Superintendent Dr. Steven Hiersche, and Wellesley High School Principal Dr. Andrew Keough.


Caution Urged from Massachusetts State Police: Driving in Today's Storm

January 28, 2013 — Once again Massachusetts is gearing up for another snow storm. While this coming storm is not expected to bring heavy accumulation, the timing is less than ideal as its expected to make its way across the Commonwealth during peak afternoon travel times. This can cause major delays in traffic, accidents and other headaches making the daily commute stressful. We remind the motoring public to take steps to prepare for the inclement weather and offer the following driving tips to help you in navigating the commute:


o   Don’t panic, it's New England and we’ve been here before and remember to be patient with those operators with less skill driving in these expected conditions.

o   Plan on budgeting extra time for your commute.

 o   Slow down. Snow and freezing rain can create icy road conditions.

 o   Leave plenty of distance between your vehicle and the vehicles around you.

 o   Please, don’t be lulled into a false sense of security, your four-wheel drive vehicle does not ensure you have better stopping or steering capabilities.

 o   Please give the plows and sanders a wide berth as they are working to keep road conditions manageable.

 o   Texting while driving is still unlawful and the use of only one earpiece for your cellphone is permitted. Your attention to driving is essential for your safety and to those around you.

 o   Be sure to take the time to clear accumulated snow off of your vehicle:

         A.      Heavy chunks of snow coming off of buses and trucks can cause heavy damage to other vehicles

          B.    Clearing off just enough snow to barely see out of a small cleared spot in your windshield doesn’t count.

o   Road rage will not get to your destination any faster, don’t engage other operators in aggressive driving. Please note your location and call 911 if you observe such behavior.

2:54 pm: Troopers on the western end of the Massachusetts Turnpike are responding to several crashes, both eastbound and westbound, as heavy snow has begun to fall. Speed limits on the Turnpike have been reduced to 40 mph from Interchange 1 to Interchange 6. Crashes are minor in nature. Motorists are urged to drive slowly and leave extra space between themselves and cars ahead of them.


Era of Waterpower



January 27, 2013 — A group of 12 folks (and one dog) enjoyed a brisk, sunny, winter Trails Club walk on Hopkinton State Park's Long Trail, ending with a side trip to the site of the former Chattanooga woolen mill on the Sudbury River. The mill site was first used for a grist mill and forge from 1745 to 1792, and then for a paper mill in the mid-1800s before the woolen mill operations began in 1863. A small village grew up around the mill, which employed 75 hands working 42 looms. The mill burned in 1890, the village disappeared, and the area returned to its present wild state. ~ John Ritz

Editor's Note: An unattended earthen and granite dam remains on the site, with a 20' breach in the center where the Sudbury River passes. The breach is behind the tree in the background, and the rest of the dam can be seen on the opposite side of the breach.


Winter Social

January 27, 2013 — Hopkinton Historical Society members got together for a winter social at the home of one of its members today for pot luck hors d'oeuvre, desserts and conversation. Above, some members gather in the den, taking advantage of the warmth from a real wood fire. More about the society can be  learned at their website.


Book Signing

January 27, 2013 — Dick Hoyt, with son Rick in the background, puts his John Hancock on a piece of paper while Adult Services Librarian Susan Marshall looks on at Colella's Red Barn Cafe on Saturday during the Hoyt's book signing event.


Icy Cold

January 27, 2013 — It would  not take much imagination to believe the photo above was taken from an airplane in a remote Alaskan wilderness. It was taken with a zoom lens at Hopkinton Reservoir yesterday of ice that is no more than 5 inches tall.


Team Hoyt in Hopkinton

January 26, 2013 — Father/Son Team Hoyt, Dick and Rick Hoyt stopped by Colella's Market to sign copies of their books and meet admirers this morning in the Red Barn Cafe. Above, dad, Dick and son, Rick pose with Kelly Danahy, left, and mom, Dale with the cake they made for the occasion. Team Hoyt has run 30 Boston Marathons and counting.


The HPTA presents:


How to Optimize College Funding and Financial Aid, a free workshop by Ron Foisy, Certified Financial Planner and College Advisor


Monday, January 28, 2013, 7p.m. until 8:30p.m.

HCAM Studios, 77 Main Street, lower level


For questions, please contact Amy Watson (watsonamyb@gmail.com  ) or Jean Cann (jeancann92@gmail.com)


Participants may register (not required) at:



Saturday Bake Sale for 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee
11:00 am- 2:00 pm
168 Hayden Rowe Street
(Hoyts will be at Colella's)


January 25, 2013— Above, Town Clerk Anne Click looks over the goodies at the Hopkinton Historical Society building at 168 Hayden Rowe Street, the former — and restored — Hopkinton Grange building.


There will be even more to choose from on Saturday, as well as memorabilia and a great album of photos, of Hopkinton things as they once were, and of Hopkinton things that no longer are. And speaking of history and tradition,  Mrs. Click's position is an elected one, a position her  mother was elected to before her, and her father before her mother.


Stop by and spend some money to benefit the 300th Anniversary Celebration, and then be sure to say hello to Rick and Dick Hoyt at Colella's Red Barn Cafe where they will be signing books and greeting people from 11:30 am- 1:30pm.


Find these things out by checking  the Hopkinton Interactive Calendar daily. It is located in the top area.

Hopkinton’s 300th Anniversary Celebration and Bake Sale – Friday 1/25/13 (4-7)  and Saturday 1/26/13 (11-2)


“The Hopkinton Bead”,  “Hopkinton Fire Fighters 2013 Calendar, “Hopkinton Commemorative Coins, “Hopkinton Tiles”  as well as baked goods will all be available from 4-7  on Friday January 25th and from 11 to 2 on Saturday January 26 at the Hopkinton Historical Building - 168 Hayden Rowe St.   All sterling silver beads feature the letter H, may be purchased with or without an unusual green garner stone, and fit Pandora and most charm bracelets.  16 and 18 inch green or black necklaces are also available.  


The Hopkinton Bead, The 2013 Calendar featuring Hopkinton’s Fire Fighters, The Hopkinton Tiles, and The Hopkinton Commemorative Coins all make great graduation, birthday, holiday or anytime gifts for current or former town residents on your gift list (yourself included).  Baked items will also be sold.


All proceeds directly support Hopkinton’s 300th Anniversary upcoming in 2015.    Watch the Hopkinton Independent as well as sandwich-board updates on future sales at the Society Building (the heat will be on ahead of time!) to be held on the last weekend of the month.  The Hopkinton Coin attractively packaged as a single or set is also available at Colella’s SuperMarket.



Treetop Sentinel

January 25, 2013 — This turkey was one of a rafter of turkeys on South Mill Street today that fled into the trees at the sight of a Canon (camera, that is).



Violette S. Bowker, 86

HOPKINTON - Violette S. Bowker, 86, died Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the Holden Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, Holden, MA.  She was the widow of the late Raymond E. Bowker, who died in December 1981.  Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Cecile (Dionne) Lauze.


She was a member of the Hopkinton Historical Society and St. John's Altar Guild.  She was well-known as a seamstress in the area.


She is survived by her children William and wife Grace of Webster, Peter and wife Cheri of Hopkinton and Marie Mouradian and husband Steven of Holden.  She also leaves seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.


The funeral will be held Monday, January 28 at 9:00 a.m. from the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church St., Hopkinton. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton.  Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Hopkinton.  Calling hours at the funeral home are Sunday, January 27 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.


Donations may be made to St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church St., Hopkinton, MA  01748.


Police Incident Log - Most Recent First

Updated Friday, January 25, 2013
Incident Log

Thursday, January 24, 2013

7:54 pm
 There was a report of a vehicle towing a trailer on Main Street that had a flat tire and was sparking heavily. Officer Peter Booth caught up to the vehicle and advised that the vehicle was parked in a lot for the night.

5:16 pm A 911 caller reported an aggressive driver who was tailgating her on Leonard Street. Officer Peter Booth responded and spoke with the operator.

4:53 pm Officer Peter Booth assisted the Fire Department with a smoke alarm investigation on Hayden Rowe Street.

2:20 pm Officer Thomas Griffin assisted the Fire Department with a gas main break on Lumber Street.

1:07 pm A caller reported a fire alarm sounding in a Church Street building. The Fire Department responded and advised that there was a water pipe burst.

11:47 am A resident of Grove Street reported that a fire alarm was going off. Officer Stephen Buckley responded to assist the Fire Department.

7:54 am Officer David Shane assisted a disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street.

2:29 am Officer Linda Higgins assisted the Fire Department on Bull Moos Run.

12:11 am The Grafton Police Department requested an individual from Walcott Valley be arrested for a domestic disturbance in their town. Two officers responded and were advised that Grafton had the person in custody.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
11:04 pm
 A walk-in from Blueberry Lane spoke with Sgt. John Porter regarding an assault.

10:27 pm A walk-in reported a very icy area on Frankland Road. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and advised that he put down traffic cones. The DPW was notified.

9:33 pm Officer Peter Booth spoke with a person on Walcott Valley who was acting suspicious.
9:10 pm
 Officer Peter Booth checked a secured motor vehicle on the Loop Road.

8:29 pm A walk-in from Hayden Rowe Street reported that someone put grease all over the side of his vehicle. Officer Peter Booth responded and took a report.

7:42 pm A 911 caller reported that a large dump truck was operating on Hayden Rowe Street with no lights on. Officer Matthew McNeil checked the area with a negative find.

3:49 pm There were multiple calls regarding a three car motor vehicle accident without personal injury. Three officers responded and took a report.

2:50 pm A caller from Glen Road reported vandalism to their mailbox.

9:37 am Officer Stephen Buckley checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on Chestnut Street.

8:33 am A caller reported that a disabled motor vehicle was parked on Cedar Street.

8:31 am A resident reported wires down on Lincoln Street. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and advised the cable company.

12:23 am Officer Linda Higgins spoke with an individual in a vehicle on South Street who was waiting for his wife to clean a building on Hayward Street.


Cornell's Dart Team Ends Season in # 2 Position of 96 in State Minute Man Dart League


January 25, 2013 — Last night Cornell's Irish Pub held the MMDL (Minute Man Dart League) Division "D" State Championship match held between the Central and North Division champions.

Representing the Central Division Champions were the "On 'n Gone" team sponsored out of Cornell's Irish Pub, representing Hopkinton, MA.  The  team players included: George Hagberg (photo, above), Jamie Deiana, Lou Ottaviani, Lou Ottaviani III, James Grealey, Gary Manganiello, Helene Botzer, Donna Zanchi and Diane Silver. 

Representing the North Division Champions were "St. Mike's" sponsored by The Polish Club from Peabody, MA. 

On 'n Gone reached the state finals by defeating the Boston Division Champions, while St. Mike's defeated the South Division Champions.

There were a total of 96 teams that competed in the "D" Division, with the Hopkinton and Peabody teams as the last two teams competing for the MA "D" Division State Championship. 

Tuesday's match held in Peabody, first of two matches, saw each team battle to a 6-6 tie. 

Thursday evening's match, at Cornell's Irish Pub, was the winner take all. After a grueling, tense match St. Mike's prevailed to defeat On 'n Gone team for the state title. 

Going into this final competition saw each team undefeated to this point throughout the season and during the playoffs.  On 'n Gone finished as Massachusetts State Runner Up finalists.  ~ Lou Ottavianni



2011 in Photos Part I2011 in Pictures Part II





Want More? Choose:

 Page 2   Page 3   Archives  


 Go Back to Top

"The News Starts Here!"
24 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748  508.435.5534
Updated: February 27, 2018 08:37:26 AM

All content on this site and linked pages within this domain and affiliate domains are ©2012 Hopkinton News and may not reproduced in any form without written permission. Learn more.