Monica E. Morgan, 61

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Monica E. Morgan, 61, of Hopkinton, died peacefully surrounded by her
loved ones after a brief illness, on Sunday July 15, 2012 at the Metrowest
Medical Center in Framingham. Born in Needham, she was the daughter of the
late Annelies (Kuster) and John Vincent Mulherin.

Monica owned and operated the Golden Spoon Restaurant in Hopkinton, where
she had worked with her husband since 2001. She is survived by her
husband, William W. Morgan of Hopkinton; two children, Will Morgan of
Boston, and Elizabeth Ashley and her husband Michael of Germantown,

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Anna Gammal: A Member of the Medical Team for Sports Massage at Summer Olympics

In a little over a week, the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics will take place, but Hopkinton resident and massage therapist Anna Gammal is already in London. Gammal is headed to the London 2012 Olympic Summer Games as a member of the medical team for sports massage and will be working with athletes across all Olympic events at the Athlete's Village from July 27 through August 12.

It's not just the athletes who have to qualify. Gammal awent through an extensive interview process before being selected and is one of 800 massage therapists selected.

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Mike Preite Reflects on his 15 Years as Parks and Recreation Director

At is July 10th meeting, the Board of Selectmen voted to approve an official proclamation for departing Parks and Recreation Director Mike Preite for his years of service. Preite resigned as Director of Hopkinton Parks and Recreation at the end of June. HCAM News spoke with Preite about his time as director and reviewed his 15 year history working for the Town of Hopkinton.

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Selectmen Say Goodbye to HR Director Maryrose DeGroot

Watch the clip from last week's Board of Selectmen's meeting, as the board and Town Manager Norman Khumalo thank Hopkinton's Director of Human Resources, Maryrose DeGroot, for her five years of service to the Town of Hopkinton. DeGroot is leaving Hopkinton due to her husband's relocation, but not before she received a heartfelt send off from Town Hall.

Indictments Handed Down in Massachusetts and Rhode Island Armed Home Invasions

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On November 9, 2011, an Eisenhower Street, Cumberland, Rhode Island residence was broken into and three firearms were stolen, as well as other valuables.

On November 10, 2011, A Mount Street, Franklin, MA resident awoke to find armed intruders in her home nad bedroom. She was tied up and items were stolen from her home.

On November 16, 2011, two Lyons Road, Franklin, MA residences were broken into. Both homes had many items stolen and significant property damage done to the residences.

Road Work Notice

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Roadwork is now scheduled to begin on Tuesday July 17th on the following streets.

Hayden Rowe St- From Chestnut St to College St. Tuesday & Wednesday.
Grove St – From Main St to just past Leonard St. Thursday & Friday.
Walcott St – From A St to C St. Thursday or Friday.

These sections of road will be milled so the roads will have a “grooved” surface until the asphalt is applied so please slow and use caution.

James E. Murphy, 73

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James E. Murphy, 73, died Thursday, July 12, 2012 in Westboro. Born in Natick, he was the son of the late of Frederick and Katherine (Moran) Murphy. He was a 1956 graduate of Hopkinton High School and was a pharmacy technician at UMass Medical, Worcester, for 21 years.

He is survived by his brothers Frederick and wife Judy Murphy of Hopkinton, Timothy (TJ) of Hopkinton, and his sister Judy Sparks of Wyoming, MN. He also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Interim Superintendent Search: Finalist Announced

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The Hopkinton School Committee is pleased to announce that they have identified Dr. Steven Hiersche as a finalist for the position of Interim Superintendent of Schools for the 2012-2013 school year. Three semi-finalists, who emerged as the result of a screening process conducted by an Interim Superintendent Search Screening Committee, were interviewed by the School Committee over a two-day period (July 9 & July 11, 2012).

Concerts on the Common: Nightwork

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The Concerts of the Common continue this weekend on Sunday, July 15 at 5PM with the band Nightwork.

Don't miss this great opportunity to have some summer fun. Bring a blanket and come on down!

Are You Ready to Vote in the State Primary?

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Are you heading off to school or going to be away on vacation? Town Clerk Ann Click reminds residents that the last day to register to vote and to change party enrollment for the September 6, 2012 State Primary is Friday, August 17, 2012.

"I feel it is important to have this information available for first time voters before they leave Hopkinton to go to school," said Click.


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