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Hopkinton Resident Publishes History of Wayside Inn

Hopkinton resident Brian Plumb presented his recently published book, "A History of Longfellow's Wayside Inn", at the Hopkinton Public Library at the end of January. What was interesting about Plumb's book was that he is not an author, but described himself as a corporate finance guy. It was his research skills that allowed him to write about 300 years of the inn's history in just five months.

"I've been involved with the Inn for over 10 years," said Plumb after his presentation. "I was able to get through the research fairly efficiently. I am good at research."

Jean Bertschmann Announces Candidacy for Re-Election

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Dear Fellow Hopkinton Residents:

I am happy to announce that I will be running for re-election to the School Committee in the May town
election. It has been an honor and a privilege to have served on the School Committee for the last three
years, and I welcome the opportunity to continue that service for the next three.

My husband and I made Hopkinton our home more than twenty years ago, and it has been an ideal place to
raise our four daughters, all of whom attend or have graduated from the Hopkinton Public Schools. We feel

Resident Urges Others to Pay Attention to Downtown Plans

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To the Editor:

According to Webster’s dictionary the definition of DEMOCRACY is: a government in which supreme power is held by the people. Once again this will be so true in the town of Hopkinton when the residents will be asked to vote on the changes to our Downtown Area. This is a generational plan to change the Downtown. This plan was created by the Beta group and presented by the DOWNTOWN INITIATIVE STEERING COMMITTEE. The plan makes major changes to the road way from Wood Street to Ash Street and also includes undergrounding of the utilities from Wood Street to Ash Sreet.

Hopkinton Residents Start Petition Against Casino in Milford

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Hopkinton residents Esther Driscoll and Amy Ritterbusch have started a petition in opposition to the Casino in Milford. They have also been in contact with residents in Holliston who are also working to oppose the casino.

To date, several Hopkinton residents have signed the petition. If you are interested in participating, you can sign the Petition on line.

Raiders Football /Cheerleading Registration Night

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Are you ready for some football? It’s time to get signed up for the 2012 Hopkinton-Ashland Youth Football and Cheerleading Programs!

Raiders Football /Cheerleading Registration Night
Tuesday & Wednesday February 28 & 29
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ashland Middle School Cafeteria

This is a Registration night only and the following will be collected:

  • Completed registration form (please print from the website)
  • Player fee of $195

Hopkinton An Integral Part of Iwo Jima Celebration at State House

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Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray joined Hopkinton artist Dustin Neece and local Marines Bob Lavoie and John Cahill for a viewing of Neece’s large scale painting of the Battle of Iwo Jima as part of the Iwo Jima Day Celebration held at the State House on February 17. Neece’s painting is currently on exhibit by the Grand Staircase at the State House after being on display in the Marine Corps Commandant’s office for several months.

Wake Up and Smell the Poetry February 18

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A morning celebrating humor in poetry, story and son with features Peg Espinola. Joan Kimball and Alicia Churchill and Open Mic.

On Saturday, February 18, our guest features will share humor in some of their poetry, story-telling and songs. Open mic to follow, participants welcome to share words of humor in their story, poetry and song (optional). Open Mic Sign-up now at "Waiting List" status.

WHAT: Wake Up and Smell the Poeetry
WHERE: HCAM Studio, 77 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA.
WHEN: Doors open at 10:00 am, program begins at 10:30. Admission, coffee, scones free.

Hopkinton's Senior Senior

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Sterling Hager, who turned 100 on December 26, 2011, became the town's oldest living resident and was honored today. Council on Aging Member Carol Walsh and Senior Center Outreach Director Mary McLeod paid a visit to Sterling at his home to bestow the Golden Cane. The Golden Cane is the Town of Hopkinton's greatest honor that they can bestow on their eldest of elders. To see a recent interview with Sterling, click on Meet Your Neighbor.

DISC Meeting Re-Scheduled

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An upcoming meeting of the Downtown Initiative Steering Committee (DISC) has been rescheduled. The February 21 meeting, a regular committee meeting which fell during school vacation week, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 29 at 7PM in Town Hall.

At this meeting, DISC will be brought up to date with all residents' feedback that was collected during the two public hearings held on Thursday, February 9 and Thursday, February 16. The DISC will also discuss and determine next steps in presenting the Project to the Board of Selectmen.

Peter F. Curran, 65

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Peter F. Curran, 65, died Wednesday, February 15, 2012 in Milford, MA. He was the husband of Kathleen (Lynch) Curran, to whom he was married for 28 years.

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