Sacred Heart Church. Click on the picture to go to a page about it.

Mike (center) did a great job in writing his  memories of growing up in Hopedale from 1965 to 1970. Click on the picture to see them.

There are a couple of errors in the article above. The Legion home wasn’t on Dutcher Street. It was on Hopedale Street at the corner of Depot Street, where the police station is now. Also, while at some point it had been purchased by the Draper Corporation, it hadn’t been built by the company. It was first built and used as the Home School, operated by the Hopedale Community, later owned by George Draper, and then by his son, George A. Draper. It was given to the American Legion in 1922, although according to the article, by 1979 it was owned by the town. In 1982, it was purchased by the Mallard family, moved and attached to their home behind the post office. Click here to see photos.

Words first in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary in 1924.

The mysteriously missing statue of General Draper. Click on the picture to see the story about it.

Click above to read articles.

Google Earth view of the G&U Railroad yard in Hopedale in 1995. Click here to see move views of that location, up to 2023.

What is it? It was manufactured in Hopedale in the 1880s by the Dutcher Temple Company. It had nothing to do with the company’s main product, loom temples. You may have a device in your home that performs the same function as the one shown, but with a less industrial look. Click on the picture to see what it was.

The couch in the picture on the left was dumped in Hopedale Village Centery from the trailer shown, from cemetery video, on the right.

March 11 - a windy day.
Posted on the Nextdoor site.
For those who want to memorize pi beyond 3.14, click above and get help from a song that will take you to 200 digits. Thanks for sending it, DJ.

I made the birdhouse two years ago. The design is for robins, and in that year, robins nested there. Last year it was used by doves, and the picture shows doves are back this year. So far, no need for a fire escape.

Thank you for sending it, Paul.

March 25, 2024

Good Afternoon,

It’s been a long wait, but the hearing date finally arrived. The Citizen’s case in Land Court to Vacate the Stipulation of Dismissal was heard by Judge Rubin this afternoon in Boston.

Judge Rubin granted both the Citizen’s motion and the Town’s motion to vacate the stipulation of dismissal. So, this means that the Town is free to exercise our Ch 61 Right of First Refusal to purchase the West St Watershed property. I will send out her written ruling when it is posted.

At this point, the Citizens role appears to be complete. Our goal was to help the Town get our rights back and that goal has been achieved. The ball is now passed to the Select Board, so we will all need to stay tuned for their updates as they move forward.

The Town attorneys stated that they will be executing the RoFR and will be filing an amended complaint to include damages/reduced purchase price for the property. I don’t and won’t know any of the details from here on out, but I will watch the docket for filings & will share them when they become available.

Today is a good day. The Town is back in charge of what happens with the West St Watershed property.

As always, thank you for staying in the loop.

Message from Liz Reilly for the citizen’s group that has been fighting the G&U Railroad purchase of the “West Street Land.Click here for the rest of the message, which is at the bottom of a long page.

Click above for info on safe eclipse viewing.
From The Boston Globe.


Hopedale in March 2024

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