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HCAM will host a Downtown Corridor Project program Wednesday night (12/4) at 7pm in the HCAM studios. The program will air live on HCAM-TV and concentrate on discussion about the proposed project in preparation for the upcoming Special Town Meeting on December 9th.
Representatives from the Town will be in studio to discuss various elements of the project and address concerns and questions.
Members of the public are welcome to attend the forum and submit questions by email. Questions for the forum may be submitted to email@example.com by 3pm Wednesday.
The Special Town Meeting will take place on Monday, December 9th, 7pm at Hopkinton Middle School.
The Main Street Alliance is excited to announce that our story will be featured on Nightside with Dan Rea on Thursday, December 5, 2019, starting at 8 p.m.
Please tune in at 8 p.m. on WBZ NewsRadio, radio dial 1030 AM, or listen online at https://wbznewsradio.iheart.com. Rob Phipps and Jacqueline Potenzone will be Dan Rea's guests in the studio, and will speak about the Main Street Alliance's opposition to the Hopkinton Main Street Corridor Project.
If you would like to call in to speak with Dan Rea, the studio telephone number is 617-254-1030. You can reach the Main Street Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our website at mainstreetalliance.freeforums.net.
In closing, please tune in on Thursday night and also attend the Special Town Meeting on Monday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. We ask your support in voting to stop the corridor project as it is currently designed.
Jackie Potenzone, on behalf of the Main Street Alliance
12 Wood Street
**This article was written by a group or person in the Hopkinton Community and does not reflect the views of HCAM or any of their Board Members or Employees.**
According to the DPW weather station, the highest temperature reached in Hopkinton November 25th through December 1st was 60.8 degrees, the lowest was 16.0 degrees. Average temperature during the week in Hopkinton was 37.3 degrees. Humidity was at an average of 72%, the peak was 97% while the lowest was 26%. Rain accumulated 0.22 inches last week in Hopkinton. You can see all the averages for Hopkinton below and be on the lookout for future weather updates in Hopkinton.
The weather trends in Hopkinton were submitted by Water & Sewer Manager and WBZ Weather Spotter, Eric Carty. We thank Eric and the DPW for the information and look forward to keeping you up to date with all the weather trends in Hopkinton. Follow (@HopkintonWX) on Twitter and receive current conditions every 20 minutes and weather updates throughout the day.
November 25th-Dec 1st 2019
Temperature: High: 60.8°F Low: 16.0°F Average: 37.3°F
Dew Point: High: 48.3°F Low: 4.4°F Average: 28.2°F
Humidity: High: 97% Low: 26% Average: 72%
Precipitation: 0.22 in
Wind Speed: High: 8.0 mph, Low: 0 mph, Average: 0.4 mph
Wind Gust: High: 29 mph Average: 5.4 mph
Wind Direction: Average: WSW
Pressure: High: 30.18 in Low: 29.46 in
The Water Department requests your assistance, in maintaining accessibility to the town's fire hydrants, for the safety and protection of everyone. During the winter hydrants can become buried by snow during a storm. If you have a fire hydrant that that is near your home, please help us make it visible and accessible to the Fire Department for use in an emergency. Precious seconds can be lost, searching for the hydrant or removing snow to gain access to it. Talk with your neighbors about taking turns shoveling around the hydrant in winter. Help make your neighborhood safe for everyone!
Please be aware that it poses a major fire safety hazard to bury a fire hydrant by shoveling, plowing or snow blowing. It is also prohibited by Mass General Law and can incur a fine.
The Water department would like to thank you for your cooperation in helping to maintain fire safety!
Arlene Frances (Dunne) passed away peacefully at home with her loving husband, Jim and daughter, Elizabeth by her side on Saturday, November 23rd, 2019, after a brave and long struggle with cancer. Arlene was born February 9, 1945 to Edmund and Margaret Dunne.
Arlene left us just as she lived, with grace, strength and beauty, and greatly admired by all who knew her. While growing up in New York City, she didn’t know how many lives she would touch in the course of hers. Arlene was imaginative, kind, and a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and the best friend anyone could ever have.
Arlene graduated from Hunter College in NYC. She married James Patrick Martineau on June 19, 1966. Arlene loved little children both as an elementary school teacher & later as an advocate for sick children. She had an unbelievable talent for making people feel loved! Arlene was an elementary school teacher in New York City and in California and a kindergarten teacher and special education teacher in Massachusetts.
After her son Scott was diagnosed with Wilson’s Disease, Arlene became very involved with children’s health issues. Arlene was the Director of Pediatric Home Health Care for Olsten (Gentiva) Home Health Care and was awarded the first nationwide Fred Olsten Award from her company. She was also awarded numerous other honors in the pediatric home health care industry. Arlene also developed and brought to fruition the first Pediatric Health Day Care facility in New England, with the help of many dedicated people.
Mental and social issues were a passion with Arlene. She was a board member of the Pseudo Obstruction in New England and worked with Social Services for children in crisis. Arlene also volunteered – working with abused women and with parents and children afflicted with Wilson’s Disease, along with volunteering for her children in Brownies, Cub Scouts, 4H and sporting activities.
After she moved to South Carolina to be close to her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren, Arlene became a certified Court Appointed Guardian Ad Litem. She was working on a book entitled, “The Smoking Room at Boston’s Children’s Hospital” that told of the good days and bad days that parents and children face with serious illness.
Arlene loved to cook and entertain and was a great hostess in her Holliston home for extended family and friends. She brought everyone together for her famous Thanksgiving Dinners! (while everyone else was out running the”Turkey Trot”). She was a voracious reader, loved NYC theater and dancing the night away with Jim!
Arlene was preceded in death by her parents Edmund & Margaret Dunne, beloved son, Scott Christopher Martineau and brother, Brian Francis Dunne. She is survived by her husband, James Patrick Martineau, daughter, Elizabeth Martineau and her husband, James Bascio; her grandchildren, Jared, Jessica and Jonah Bascio; her sister, Ellen Welsh, sister- in-law, Jane Dunne and many nieces and nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 12th from 9:00-10:45 a.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A Requiem Mass will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Saint Matthews Church in Southborough. Private Interment will be held at a later date. The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Wilson’s Disease Association, www.wilsonsdisease.org or a charity of their choice.
Just a couple of events this month:
Saturday, December 7, 10AM-3PM: Holiday Stroll, sponsored by the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce. December is busy, so we're skipping a walk and encouraging folks to stroll instead. Be sure to stop by the Masonic Lodge and visit the community groups, including HALT, who will be sharing info about their activities.
Wednesday, December 11, 7:00PM: Monthly meeting.
Also, from HALT & Upton Con Com:
Sunday, December 8, 1PM: The Hopkinton Area Land Trust and the Upton Conservation Commission are hosting a walk of the Rockwood Meadows conservation area. This is a new development built on former farmland that straddles the Hopkinton-Upton town line, and a beautiful trail has been builit that connects to trails in the Peppercorn Conservation Area. Meet at the parking area on School Street, 0.3 miles south of West Main Street.
Unless otherwise noted, all Hopkinton Trails Club events are free and open to the public.
Judith Ann Meyers, 78, died Monday, November 25, 2019 at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Westborough, MA. Born in Almont, MI she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Kathryn (Neumann) Duggan.
Judi worked for 42 years at Marlette Community Hospital in Marlette, MI.
She is survived by her son Brad Meyers and wife Kathy of Strongsville, Ohio and her daughter Michele Crowe and husband David of Hopkinton, MA. She leaves her grandchildren Faith Meyers, Derek Crowe, Keegan Crowe and Hope Meyers. She also leaves her sisters Jan Barden and Pat Bitel, both of Michigan.
Judi’s family remembers her as a loving mother, sister and grandmother. She was the sweetest, kindest and most caring person they knew.
Funeral services will be held at a later date in Michigan. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Chesmore Funeral Home.
Memorial tributes may be made to the National Down Syndrome Society.