The moon, Venus and Jupiter - December 1.
Meanwhile, back on earth, this view of the back side of
Drapers was taken from behind the library on
December 1. A month ago the area in the foreground
was covered with trees. It has since been cleared by
employees of the Grafton & Upton Railroad.

Rich Breese puts finishing touches on the cupola at the
intersection of Adin and Mendon streets - December
2. Click on the picture for more about the cupola.

After months of showing the gas prices at Cumberland Farm, I thought
it was time for a change of scene. Here's Hopedale Mart at the
intersection of Hartford Avenue and Route 140. Same price as at CF.

Water on its way to Naragansett Bay as the Mill Street bridge
project continues - December 2. Click on the picture for more.

December 3 at the Mill Street bridge. A
big change from the day before.

Dan Anderson (driving forklift) of Hopedale Power Equipment on Route 140 shown as
he's about to load a snow blower onto a pickup for a customer - December 3.

A new bench being installed by the highway department
between the town hall and the post office - December 4.

Work has begun on replacing the Travis-Sawyer house,
Hopedale Street, that was destroyed in a fire
last December.
Some of the ornamental work is being removed from the front of
the Draper plant. According to Vinnie, the guy who was working
there when I stopped for a picture, it will be put back in the
spring. Meanwhile, they'd rather not have it fall on anyone's head.

And back to Mill Street again. This
is how it looked on December 4.

Bancroft Library - open Saturdays, 10 to 2.
Hopedale Pond - December 9. I included this one to help you people who are
looking at this from warmer climates feel good about not being here.

Mill River - December 12 - Click here for flood pictures
Here are some Hopedale Little League players working at
one of the many fund raisers it takes to send the twelve year
olds on their annual trip to Cooperstown. The adults went into
hiding while the picture was taken. - December 13.

Draper plant - December 14.
That's what it's said for the last few days. Did
somebody steal all their nines

Inman Street, near World Headquarters
(no bailout needed - yet) on December 17.

The Community House - December 20. About
nine inches of snow fell the day before.

Raspberry canes and wattle fence - December 20. We had
another five inches the next day; the first day of winter. The
good news is, the days are getting longer now.

Adin Street - December 22.
      Hopedale in December 2008

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