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Cross Country

March 2, 2015 — Looks like this mountain  gorilla hit a snag on Hayward Street while cross-country skiing. Thanks  to a reader for the heads up!


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2015 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from February 23, 2015 - March 2, 2015
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
6 Riverbend Road Victor C. Galvani, Courtney L. Galvani $860,000 Feb. 27, 2015 Lauren K. Vrysen, John G. Vrysen,
Lauren Vysen Living Trust
215 Hayden Rowe Street John Perkins $1,030,000 Feb. 27, 2015 William Perkins, Crosswinds Hopkinton LLC
201 Hayden Rowe Street Crosswinds Hopkinton LLC $40,000 Feb. 27, 2015 William Perkins
227-233 South Street 227-229 South Street LLC $5,350,000 Feb. 27, 2015 Marc W. Mann, Mar S. Maple Realty Trust
93 Wood Street Srihari Gopalan, Sridevi Gurunathan $539,900 Feb. 27, 2015 Daniel Aho, Wood Nominee Trust
15 Stonegate Road Marisa Gregg, Hugh C. Gregg III $880,000 Feb. 26, 2015 Michael R. Keane, Karen B. Keane
3 Claflin Street Salvatore F. Natale $24,300 Feb. 25, 2015 Salvatore F. Natale, Kathryn T. Natale
34 Queen Isabella Way unit 59A Harini Chadalavada, Arunkumar Vellanki $337,600 March 2, 2015 Independence Village Realty LLC
55 Half Crown Circle unit 83A Wenxian Wang $361,000 Feb. 27, 2015 Skybridge Realty LLC
6 Orchard Road Stephen A. Vettori, Kayla R. Mazzara $711,180 Feb. 27, 2015 Amy Amal Kassatly
119 Northboro Road Jonathan Gibson, Andrea Hamilton $395,000 Feb. 26, 2015 SMC Realty Trust, Stephen J. Garofalo,
Elizabeth T. Garafalo
7 Josiah Drive John Herrera, Hannah Wakelin-Herrera $393,000 March 2, 2015 Roberta F. Mattox, Douglas E. Mattox
78 Main Street Sherry L. Berger, Russ H. Berger $145,018 Feb. 27, 2015 Bank of America NA
64 Taft Street George K. Edie, Karen M. Edie $350,000 Feb. 26, 2015 Susan W. Crowley
96 Milford Street Natassia D. Taylor, Coby L. Durham $347,900 Feb. 26, 2015 Jean-Louis Degay, Robin G. Degay
28 Old Grafton Road Matthew R. Barlas, Abigail M. Barlas $346,900 Feb. 24, 2015 Michael G. Burgess, Sharon L. Burgess
Health and Fitness

Family  Stuff

  Hop Swap is back! Saturday, May 2nd 9am-12pm, Hopkinton High School

Hop Swap is an amazing community tag sale whose proceeds go to the HPTA and Hopkinton Mom's Group. Fill a bag for $15, or for $10 if you donate items to the event. Amazing raffles as well!

We are looking for donations that are in good, clean condition. Donations may include: Children's clothing size newborn to 14, kids sporting equipment, maternity clothes, toys, bikes, DVD's, books, costumes, kids shoes and other gently used children's items.

Donations should be dropped off on Friday, May 1 between 3:30 pm and 8 pm at the High School Cafeteria. If you have items that need to be donated right away (accommodations limited), or have other questions, contact hopswap@gmail.com  More info: https://www.facebook.com/hopswap

Personal Services 


Police Incident Log Updated March 2, 2015

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-2323



The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

7 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

57 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

7 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

1 Time the Police participated in Community Relations or passenger safety.

Arrest Log

Sunday, March 1, 2015

6:52 pm Officer Arthur Schofield arrested Amy Boisvert, 49, of Elvira Street, Bellingham, on Frankland Road and charged her with OUI Liquor, 2nd Offense.

1:56 am Officer Peter Booth arrested Jeffrey W. Intinarelli, 38, of Stone Street, Bellingham, on Hayden Rowe Street and charged him with No Inspection/Sticker and OUI Liquor.

Incident Log

Sunday, March 1, 2015

6:52 pm A caller reported that a motor vehicle was in a snow bank on Frankland Road. Two officers responded and subsequently arrested a 49 year-old female from Bellingham and charged her with OUI Liquor, 2nd Offense.

6:24 pm A motorist reported that another vehicle forced him off of the roadway on South Street and was last seen going onto Route 495. The State Police were notified.

5:37 pm A Lyn Path resident reported that a suspicious motor vehicle, which was occupied by a few youths, was parked outside of her home for a period of time.

1:56 am Officer Peter Booth stopped a motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street and subsequently arrested a 38 year-old male from Bellingham and charged him with No Inspection/Sticker and OUI Liquor.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

5:41 pm Officer William Burchard advised that several vehicles were parked on Rafferty Road making it difficult for other vehicles to pass.

Friday, February 27, 2015

9:43 pm Officer Philip Powers spoke with an individual from Rocky Woods Road regarding a family situation.

8:27 pm Two officers assisted the State Police with a motor vehicle stop on West Main Street.

6:52 pm A caller spoke with Officer Matthew McNeil about arranging a time to pick up belongings from another person.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

9:21 pm A caller reported that vehicles were parked on Legacy Farms South causing a potential road hazard. Officer Philip Powers checked the area and stated that there was no hazard at this time.

8:00 pm Officer Philip Powers spoke with several individuals regarding a family matter.

1:43 pm A resident reported that a young driver was taking pictures of a house on Palomino Drive. Officer Stephen Buckley checked the area but was unable to locate the vehicle.

1:32 pm A resident of Woodview Way reported that she was having her roof shoveled and there was now snow on her patio, blocking her access out. Several calls were made to the building owners with no response back. The fire prevention officer advised that he would be addressing this incident. The resident then called back and stated that two men were now attempting to shovel a path out.

12:29 pm A Tammer Lane resident reported receiving an IRS scam phone call.

6:05 am A caller reported an on-going complaint of intermittent loud noises, like machinery banging, coming from an East Main Street location. Officer Jacob Campbell checked the area and stated that it was machinery being used to break up a mulch pile.

3:41 am A resident of Leman Lane reported seeing two figures outside of his residence near vehicles in the parking lot. Two officers checked the area and stated that it was possibly an animal as there was no fresh tracks in the snow.

2:54 am A motorist reported seeing an abnormal mulch or brush smoldering on East Main Street. The Fire Department was notified and stated that they were in contact with the business's personnel.

12:31 am A resident reported that a motor vehicle was blocking the sidewalk on Pleasant Street. The registered owner was notified and will have it removed.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

6:58 pm Officer John Corridan spoke with a caller from Main Street who stated that his ex-girlfriend owes six years of child support.

3:28 pm A Main Street resident reported that her walls were caving in due to water. Officer John Corridan responded to assist the Fire Department.

2:24 pm A resident reported that her neighbors on East Main Street were burning and there was a lot of smoke. Officer Stephen Buckley responded to assist the Fire Department.

9:56 am Officer Philip Powers requested an incident number for parking tickets at the High School.

1:18 am Officer Peter Booth advised that he secured doors to a trailer on Fruit Street.


Special Town Meeting

March 3, 2015

7:00 pm

Hopkinton Middle School

12 lots for $2,000,000


March 2, 2015 — Two weeks ago HopNews brought up some Q&As regarding the town's right of first refusal to purchase the property known as the Coolidge property at 203 Pond Street, Hopkinton. The purchase and sale with a developer, Dmitry Deych of Diamond Builders in Canton calls for the purchase of 12 house lots for $2 million (See schematic of  subdivision lots and surrounding open space here.). Those 12 lots make up about 12 acres of the 44 or so acre parcel. The other 32.43 or so acres are to be conveyed to the Sudbury Valley Trustees for perpetual open space so animals have a passageway to the Upton State Forest. The article questioned the various offers to donate, which were full of contingencies, and the Town Manager did not have a resolution at the time. However, it appears that the town counsel has composed three Articles for Special Town Meeting on Tuesday; the first two will enable the town to accept the open space as a gift, as well as the Cheney gift of property, before voting to fund the $2 million purchase of the 12 lots. The Town's ownership of the open space was one of the contingencies with two of the offers of gifts, and so the first two Articles solve that. The final Article 3 will authorize selectmen to acquire the 12 lots.

      The three STM Articles for Tuesday can be seen here.


      And then next week on March 10, 2015, voters go to the polls to vote whether or not to approve a Prop 2 1/2 override* to fund the purchase. If the Special Town Meeting does not vote to allow Selectmen to acquire the land, then the vote at the ballot will have no force, according to Administrator Jamie Hellen; the Town's option to purchase the land expires on March 14, 2015. The specimen ballot is below, as well as a fact sheet  from the prospective buyer:

* The override will be a  debt exclusion for a specific number of years. A Prop 2 1/2 override without a term is forever.



The builder has sent a Fact Sheet to 800 of the most likely voters to attend Town Meeting. It is below:



A Real Mom & Pop Grocery Store


My family and I would like to add our thanks and best wishes to the owners and employees at Colella's, who have been a big part of what makes Hopkinton home for us since we moved here in 1993. I was one of those customers who was there practically every day, whether it was for a major shop or just a gallon of milk.


I will miss having cashiers who know me. I will miss the crowds and camaraderie before a snowstorm. My family will miss the sourdough bread, fresh fish, quality meats, and excellent produce. I'll miss the convenience of popping in on my way home from work. But mostly it's the people who made Colella's such a treasure. A special shout-out to Carol and the late, great Barbara (God rest her soul), and to the many longtime employees I knew, though not necessarily by name.


I'm glad my children grew up knowing what it's like to have a real Mom & Pop grocery store in their hometown. Thank you to everyone who works, or has worked there, and to the owners for all you've done for your customers and this community for so many years. Best of luck on the next leg of the journey.


Julie O'Malley

Hayden Rowe St.


February 28, 2015

Snoopy and his Doghouse

March 1,2015 — Joelle Crosby, left, and Melissa Hayes were the only souls who showed up to sculpt at a well-publicized call for snow sculpting on the Common this weekend. Photo by Darlene Hayes.


Roy E. Donovan, 90


Roy E. Donovan, 90, died Sunday, March 1, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (Betty) Donovan to whom he was married for 67 years.

Raised in East Hopkinton, he loved the old back roads, woods, and stonewalls in the part of town he explored as a child and continued to visit as an adult. He was the son of John and Emma Maud (Creaser) Donovan. He was predeceased by his brother John in 2014.

He served in the United States Navy during World War II returning home to Hopkinton to marry and raise his family while working at Roxbury Carpet in Framingham. He was a devout member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Hopkinton.

He was a strong believer in education as one of the most important gifts you can give a child.

A devoted father and grandfather he will be greatly missed by his son Richard Donovan of Hopkinton and his children, Kelly-Anne Mazur (Dan), Meghan Dulac (Nate) and Michael. Theresa Donovan and her daughter Christina; Elizabeth Donovan and her husband Robert King of Illinois, and their children, Kathleen (Rob Cowden), Michael (Tracy), and Matthew; Patricia and her husband Tony O’Riordan and their children Margaret and Rory; Kathleen Donovan and her husband Paul Chenevert of Dracut and their son Jason; Peggy and her husband Gary Freeland of Connecticut and their children James and Joseph. He also leaves behind four great-grandchildren, Maya, Benjamin, Anna and Molly.

The funeral will be held Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 9:00 from the Callahan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church at 10:00 a.m. 20 Church Street, Hopkinton, MA.

Calling hours at the funeral home are Tuesday, March 3, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Hopkinton.

Health and Fitness
Defending a Meal
Mouse-over image for remarkable photo


March 1, 2015 — In the photo above, a red-tail hawk sees a turkey vulture on the move and after its meal. Mouse-over the image to see the next in the series as the vulture is chased away. Photos by Christine Snow.

Family  Stuff

End of Chapter

March 1, 2015 — The last day of the Golden Spoon Restaurant dishing out the dropped-on-hash and strawberry/banana pancakes was  a festive atmosphere, with regulars and workers leaving their thoughts in marker on walls that are destined to be ripped down no later than the first sight of returning robins. Owner Bill Morgan intends to reopen his business before the end of the year in a location on the opposite side of Lumber Street in a strip mall to be built by Paul Mastroianni. Above, a cake for the occasion made by Mr. Morgan's fiancée, Anne Lozeau. Below, three generations of waitresses, who also double as customers, pose for a final memory at the 85 West Main Street location.
Personal Services 

More Than Just a Supermarket Closing


by Robert Falcione

February 28, 2015 — Sociologists will tell us it is in our  nature to resist change, and that is why people oppose 6, 8 or 10 story buildings next door to them, or anywhere in their rural town. They will tell us we don't want to leave our comfort zones. Police, in hot pursuit of an individual known to them who has just committed  a crime, and who has just escaped their sight, will, more often than not, find the suspect seeking refuge at his home, his comfort zone..


And so as Hopkinton landmarks and business institutions fall into history, it might be good to consider why we resist change, as in the universal sadness people have expressed over the closing of Colella's Supermarket. Yes, change is the general reason for the resistance, but the specific reasons are the loss of the comfort, camaraderie and socializing that have been a large part of that shopping experience.


The day HopNews announced the closing, laying some rumors to rest, visitors to Colella's Supermarket said they felt like they were at a wake,  exchanging hugs and offering one another Kleenex. It continues  today. But the object of the mourning is not a person, and not just a convenient place to shop, but a home away from home, where customers for 70 years met by chance and exchanged pleasantries and heartfelt consideration for one another. In clear weather, various community groups took advantage of the good nature of the owners and set  up shop at the outside entryways or the rear lot.


Yes, we shopped, but we did more than that. We were empowered with a strengthened sense of community from our visit. We loved. We loved the owners, the people who worked there, the people we knew who we ran into, and the people who we met for the first time.


For people who have shopped there over the years, whether to pick up a special porketta or an inscribed birthday cake, or do a week's shopping—and especially for the people who live and work nearby—the loss is immeasurable.


Yes, it is the loss of a supermarket and a comfort zone, but it is also larger than that. It is a 70 year-old spirit comprised of the owners, their customers and their employees.


And  just as sure as the Town of  Hopkinton will help enable some engineer's fantastic dream of straightening out the intersection by ripping off a substantial piece of Colella's parking area along Grove Street, so will the closing of Colella's Supermarket cause the very beating heart of the Downtown to be ripped from its enduring, loving, and struggling spirit.


You will be so missed.


Grace Charlotte Dempsey, 68


Grace Charlotte Dempsey, 68, of Newton died February 26 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro.

She was born in Providence, RI; daughter of the late William A and Grace J. (Stangle) Dempsey. She was raised in Providence, Natick, Dorchester and Newton and was a graduate of Newton High School. She also attended Boston University where she majored in art. Her art was very important to her and she enjoyed sharing it with family and friends.  Grace had been employed as an assistant manager for C.V.S. Pharmacy prior to her retirement.

Grace is survived by her brother William A. Dempsey and his wife Anne  of West Springfield, two nieces Elizabeth Lee and Sarah Tarantino and a nephew W. Joseph Dempsey and two grandnephews and three grandnieces.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Donations in Grace's memory may be made to the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health, 130 Bowdoin St, ste.309, Boston, MA, 02108.  Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 church St. Hopkinton is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave a condolence go to www.callanancronin.com


New Age Home

February 28, 2015 — Tom Dawson shares this photo of his latest endeavor, which can be seen on Jamie Lane. It may even be able to be seen at night, given the solar-powered lights surrounding it.

Helen Conover Harrow, age 101


Helen Conover Harrow, age 101, of Hopkinton Mass and Wells River, Vermont, formerly of Norwell and Westwood, died 21 February 2015, napping in a favorite spot by the hot cookstove, wearing her favorite red robe and nestled in her favorite green blanket. Helen was born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to William and Myrtle (Swope) Conover. She received her Bachelors from Shippensburg College and her Masters in Shakespeare from Columbia University. Helen was married to the late J Dalton Harrow. She leaves Ann Harrow and Bruce Wheeler, of Wells River, Vermont, Edwin and Sheryl Harrow of Hopkinton, and the late David Harrow and Deborah Harrow of Norwell. She was also the grandmother of Amanda Harrow of Helena, Montana.

Helen was a teacher in the Town of Westwood for many years, teaching at the Pond Plain/William Sheehan and Martha Jones schools. She loved sailing, bicycling, and spent many enjoyable hours on the porch of her Norwell home, reading, knitting, chatting with friends, or just enjoying her surroundings, always with a cup of coffee at hand.

A celebration of her life will be held on her birthday, 2 May 2015, at the UCC Norwell from 2:00 to 4:00. In lieu of flowers, donations to honor Helen may be made to the UCC Norwell Memorial Fund, or to the Charity of your choice.


       Give the Dog a Bone

My wife, Carole Ann (Ryan) Walls was born and raised in Hopkinton. For almost 20 years we lived almost across the street from the store at 15 Grove Street. Both of our children were raised there. My wife did a lot of shopping at Colella’s over the years and continued to do so when we visited in the summers from Florida. The Colella family has done a lot for the town and we would like to thank them. A funny story. We had a dog for 16 years on Grove street and almost every morning she would go across to the back door of the store and one of the butchers would give her a bone, which she quickly came home and devoured.

   Doug and Carole Ann Walls

   Spring Hill Florida

    February 28, 2015

Health and Fitness
Dwindling Supplies

February 28, 2015 — Retired dentist, former Hopkinton selectman, and current Chair of the Board of Assessors Dr. John Duffy looks over the bounty of oranges as the increasingly barren shelves in the background offer silent testimony to the imminent closing of Colella's. The store is offering some items at a reduced cost.

Family  Stuff

Girls Set School Record

Above, from left to right: Lauren Hazzard, Isabelle Giordano, Coach Brian Hall, Shelby Aarden and Mary-Paule Monks.


February 28, 2015 — The Hopkinton Girls Indoor Track Team's 4x800 meter relay crew medaled by placing a close 4th at the New England Indoor Track Championship meet, held at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center in Boston Friday Night.  Their time of 9:24.35 is a new school record, presently ranking them 2nd in the state and 15th in the nation, allowing them to advance to the New Balance Nationals Indoor Track Championship meet to be held at The Armory in New York City in March.  

Personal Services 


Thank you Colella's


I was so happy to see Paul Kenyon's note and a picture of his grandfather, Paul Nordmark. I remember him and his beautiful wife Winnie. I always loved them both. I sent the picture to my sister, Heidi (on right), who recalled that one time we brought our little poodle, Moose, into Colella's and Paul put him up on the meat scale. You couldn't do that today!

Thank you Colella's for all you have meant to us!

Holly Russell
268 Raymond Hill Rd.
Raymond, ME 04071

February 27, 2015


A welcoming family 
​is urgently needed
 for a second semester boy attending Hopkinton High School 
​right now and staying ​
​school is over at ​
the end of June.
​ If you are willing to consider this opportunity, live in Hopkinton and have an extra bedroom please contact Ann Northup, international coordinator, for more information. 
A monthly expense stipend is provided. ann.northup@gmail.com; 508-480-8513
Ceremony, Fly-Over on Sunday to Mark 20 Years Since MSP Helicopter Crash

February 27, 2015 — The Massachusetts State Police on the morning of Sunday, March 1, will observe the 20th anniversary of the State Police helicopter crash that took the lives of two troopers and two telephone company technicians they were transporting. Killed in the crash were State Police Air Wing members Sgt. James Mattaliano and Sgt. Paul Perry and AT&T employees Arthur Howell and Michael McCarthy.

The media is invited to cover the ceremony, which will include a flyover by three MSP aircraft. The event will be held at the site of the Feb. 22, 1995 crash, the Harvard Sailing Pavilion, 45 Memorial Drive, Cambridge. The memorial ceremony begins at 9 a.m. with a brief speaking program, to be followed by a wreath-laying by members of the State Police Air Wing and loved ones of the crash victims. [HopNews file photo]

Then, at 9:37 a.m. — the exact time that State Police helicopter N820SP crashed – three current Air Wing helicopters will conduct a flyover of the crash site. Members of the State Police Pipes and Drums will then perform “Amazing Grace” to conclude the ceremony.

The exact anniversary of the crash was last Sunday, but inclement weather caused the event to be postponed one week. Contributed content.


Flies With That?

February 26, 2015 — This red-tail hawk, in this photo by John Collins, drags its catch of a squirrel to a clearing for a better take off area.


Health and Fitness
Personal Services 

Family  Stuff

National Merit Scholarship Finalists!


February 26, 2015 — Congratulations to David Wang and Erik Fliegauf, posing with Hopkinton High School Principal Evan Bishop, for being named Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. All finalists will be considered for National Merit Scholarships to be offered in 2015. 



Fond Memories of Colella's


Hello to all the Colellas, a landmark from my childhood .Back in the 60's with the town barn and Framingham savings sharing the same parking lot; sawdust on the floor in the meat department. Fresh coffee ground from a big red machine next to the pickle barrels and deli. My grandfather worked there for 25 years as the meat cutter.


60 Copp Drive
Fremont, NH 03044

February 26, 2015




Washington, DC – Congressman Joe Kennedy III today announced that he will hold a Facebook town hall this Friday, February 27 from 1:00PM-2:00PM. Constituents can participate by commenting on a specified post on the Congressman’s Facebook page.

“Social media is an essential avenue for us to communicate with constituents whenever they have questions, concerns or stories to share,” said Congressman Kennedy. “By holding this Facebook town hall, we hope our followers from across the 4th District can directly interact and engage with me from their homes, offices and everywhere in between.”

Anyone wishing to follow the Town Hall can visit the Congressman's Facebook page. In order to participate and ask questions, you must have a Facebook account.


     Two More Candidates for

February 25, 2015 — This week to date, two  more candidates have thrown their hats into the ring for the May ballot, incumbents Selectman Chair Todd Cestari and School Committee Chair Jonathan Graziano. They are illustrated below along with those who took out papers earlier. They all  need to return them with the designated amount of signatures. Another way for an individual to get on the ballot is to be elected at their party's caucus.


Of the two major boards, Selectman Michelle Gates' term also ends this year as do the two School Committee candidates listed below and Mr. Cestari. The Planning Board members Deborah Thomas and Francis DeYoung's terms also expire this year, as does Francis D'Urso, who was appointed to an unfinished term. A full Planning Board term is 5 years.


Board of Selectmen



Todd Cestari - Unenrolled - 3 Year - Incumbent





School Committee




Jonathan Graziano - Unenrolled - 3 Year - Incumbent




Jean Bertschman - Unenrolled - 3 Year - Incumbent



Parks and Recreation




Daniel Terry - R - 3 Year - Incumbent






  Robert McGuire - Unenrolled - 2 Year Unexpired







Robert Dobinski - R - 3 Year - Incumbent

Health and Fitness
Learning About the Government  

February 25, 2015 — Hopkinton Brownies visited Town Hall on Wednesday and learned about the job of Town Clerk from Town Clerk Geri Holland, above. The Brownies, in no particular order are Allison, Maya, Kaylee, Caitlin, Mayzie, Elsa and Jordan.


Marianne Hennigan, 54


Marianne Hennigan, 54, of Hopkinton, passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Norma Claire (Bird) and William Joseph McCarthy. She was the wife of Thomas J. Hennigan III of Hopkinton.

Marianne had worked as a nurse in the Pediatric ICU in New England Medical Center for 18 years. She was a holistic healer, practiced Reiki, energy work and other holistic modalities. She enjoyed kayaking, going to the beach and hiking with her dogs. Marianne treasured her time spent in Newport, RI and Siesta Key, FL. Above all, she was a devoted mother to her three beautiful children, who were the center of her life; Thomas Anthony, William Kenneth and Abigail Rose Hennigan all of Hopkinton.

She also leaves behind her devoted sister, Pamela McCarthy Bourget of Abington, and her loving brother, William McCarthy and his wife Christine of Millburn, NJ and their children, Julia and Billy, as well as 4 close cousins. She also leaves her two dogs, Hannah and Haley and her three cats.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 27th, from 4-7p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 28th at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory made to Project Just Because, 86 South St. Hopkinton, MA 01748 or to Baypath Humane Society, 5 Rafferty Rd. Hopkinton.

Personal Services 
Salon Passes Hands
New Team Moves Forward - One chair waiting for the right stylist

Above, Ann-Michele Dragsbaek, Eileen Rockwell and Rosemarie Cugini Walsh at the Uptown Salon & Color Studio.

February 25, 2015 — Wanting and needing to spend more time with her family, and less  time as a salon owner, inspired Ann-Michele Dragsbaek to find a solution. She has sold her salon  to Rosemarie Cugini Walsh, but will continue as a hairdresser with her own chair in the same location, which is now called the Uptown Salon & Color Studio.

      And at the same time, Rosemarie was looking to bring her involvement to the next level as a salon owner. 

     "It was fateful that we both got what we wanted," she said.

     "What I bring to the table is another level as a colorist," she said. 

      Rosemarie worked at MG Salon and Spa in Medway for 10 years of her career, after having worked for hair color companies Goldwell and KAO, teaching other stylists in the profession.

         "I am an American Board Certified Colorist," she added, saying that there is room for growth and opportunity at Uptown Salon.

         "We have a chair to fill for an enthusiastic and talented stylist who would love to continue to perfect their craft."


Saddened by Colella's Closing

Dear Editor,

I am deeply saddened by the news of Colella's closing.  This location has been the anchor for all of uptown Hopkinton, and will be sadly missed.  As one of the past owners of Main Street Specialties, a specialty foods market that was across from Town Hall, I want the population to know just how helpful Dale was to our business.  She was always willing to help in any way possible, even though we were competitors in some ways. Whenever I was short on a product, needed ice or any other items, Dale was always there to help us out.  Colella's has ALWAYS had a helping hand out to the town, helping with the Marathon, supporting any and all charitable organizations, as well as donating time and money to town functions.


It is extremely unfortunate that the town has not supported the uptown businesses, and as a result, we now see another business leaving town!  

Colella's has the BEST meat market around, and the homemade sausage is the best in the state, in my opinion.  The prices of merchandise is/was very reasonable and competitive.  


I think the town needs to stand up for the local businesses and support them.  Many times in your site, I see people stating,  "Why can't we be more like Wellesley"?  Well folks, they get the support from the neighbors, and they support their local business.


I want to Thank Colella's for being here for the past 70 years, and our family will continue to support you!  I now wonder what will become of this soon vacant property? Maybe we will get another Dry Cleaner.

Many Thanks to Dale and her family!

Our Very Best,

Paul and Carole Nathan

9 Summer Street 


Family  Stuff

Thanks to Lou Mongiat


I would like to add my congratulations to Lou Mongiat upon his retirement. I had the distinct pleasure of working alongside Lou during many marathon weekends. He was a dedicated worker, a good friend, and Cookie’s ever-present right hand. Enjoy your time, Louie; you’ve earned it!


Rob White
Caribou, ME

February 25, 2015



Police Incident Log Updated February 25, 2015

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-2323



The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

2 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

23 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

5 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

4 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

2 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Arrest Log

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

1:32 pm Detective Gregg DeBoer arrested Crystal Chiavarini, 23, of Davis Road, Hopkinton, on Davis Road for a Warrant.

Incident Log

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

6:10 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Gregg DeBoer regarding a family situation.

5:16 pm A 911 caller reported that an erratic operator crashed into a snow bank on Quaker Street in Northbridge. The Northbridge Police Department was notified and responded.

4:29 pm A caller reported that her vehicle was hit while parked in her parking spot on Nazneen Circle. Officer Arthur Schofield responded to write a report.

3:30 pm A 911 caller reported that a vehicle was parked in a handicapped spot with no placard on South Street. Officer Arthur Schofield checked the area for the vehicle with a negative find.

1:32 pm Two officers responded to Davis Road to attempt to serve court paperwork and subsequently arrested a 23 year-old female from Hopkinton for a Warrant.

12:57 pm A walk-in spoke with Sgt. Joseph Bennett regarding visitation with their children.

5:25 am Sgt. Timothy Brennan notified the Water Department of a small water leak on West Main Street.

5:04 am A motorist reported icy road conditions at the top of a Route 495 on-ramp. The State Police were notified and contacted the Mass DOT.

Monday, February 23, 2015

10:31 pm A home owner on Daniel Shays Road reported hearing loud noises coming from the roof. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded to assist the Fire Department with investigating.

10:05 pm A 911 caller stated that her friend from Ash Street reported hearing noises coming from downstairs and was home alone with her son. Two officers responded to checked the home and advised that everything was secure.

7:15 pm Sgt. John Porter notified the Fire Department of a gas detection unit that was flashing red at the pumping station on Fruit Street.

6:32 pm A 911 caller from Winter Street reported that there was a bat in her home. She then advised that she was able to open a window and the bat was no longer in the house.

2:59 pm The bus company reported that one of their buses could not get by a bobcat that was on Stewart Street and the company would not move it. Officer Aaron O'Neil spoke with the landscaping company who would find another locating for the machine.

8:06 am A 911 caller reported that someone in a van keeps opening the door while they were moving on Main Street. Sgt. Joseph Bennett responded and spoke with the occupants of the vehicle who should be okay to continue.



Hopkinton Police vs Hopkinton Special Olympic Basketball Game which will be held
Saturday March 14. at the Hopkinton Middle School starting at 10:00 a.m.
Personal Services 

Lou Mongiat Honored


Jean Scarlata, who retired this past fall, was on hand as the Selectman honored, Louie Mongiat, who retired after 46 years of service to the town. Louie started with the Highway Department in 1968. He moved over to the water department and also was on call for emergencies for the sewer department.


Louie also worked many years as an on-call Firefighter. He truly embodied the spirit of helping out any and all departments and any citizen he encountered. He was a member of the Marathon Committee and was a prominent figure involved in the painting of the starting line each year.


Louie took over the duties of his late friend, Cookie Kumlin, and made sure the Doughboy Statue and the war veterans memorials were taken care of each year. Louie is best known as the guy who ”Knows where everything is”. If you need to know where a pipe is buried, where a drain discharges to, or where a rarely used spare part was, you asked. Louie and he always knew.

His Co-Workers wished him the best of luck and his union members presented him with custom DPW jacket. Louie plans to remain active in his bowling league and he still stops by to visit at the Wood Street garage.


~ Eric Carty


Thank You Colella's


"Hopkinton is ... respectful of our past, engaged in our present, and actively preparing for our future...." (excerpt from the Town of Hopkinton’s mission statement). One has to wonder.



Colella’s Supermarket has been an anchor for our Town for 70 years. As customers of Colella’s for 36 years, we know that it is a rare gem. While you may not be aware, Dale Danahy and her family supplied free food to Hopkinton families that had fallen on hard times, long before food pantries. The store also supported just about every Town group (Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts, Hockey, Little League...) and helped other small businesses and non-profit groups get onto their feet, and back onto their feet when times were tough.


Selfishly, where am I going to get my meatballs? My caramel brownies? My hamburger and my Thanksgiving turkey that I know hasn't been dyed or injected with God knows what? My daughter’s birthday cake — a yearly treat that has become tradition?


Did the developers of the large supermarket complex at the corner of West Main and South Street, also Hopkinton residents, consider what retail stores the Town needed? Did they consider their effects upon fellow residents? Did their actions even have an impact upon Colella’s fate, or is it simply not a store that matched the needs of newer Town residents? Is Colella’s simply a business that could not survive in today’s world of strip malls, brand name chain stores, and massively overdeveloped multi-use properties?


Thank you Colella’s, and we can only hope that there is another chapter in your history !


Peter/Susan Cholakis

30 Twin Island Road

February 25, 2015

Health and Fitness
Four TVL titles in a row


Congratulations go out to the Hopkinton High Cheerleaders for winning their fourth TVL title in a row (no other Hopkinton Hiller Cheer team has ever accomplish this feat).
This season has been especially difficult for the Hopkinton cheerleaders for a couple of reasons. All this snow has forced schedule changes and missed practices. Also, several injuries have forced teammates to the sidelines. Still, they’ve been able to overcome all these obstacles and continue their winning ways.
One thing this team is especially proud of this season is receiving the TVL Sportsmanship Award. The Hiller Cheerleaders , and Hopkinton Hiller sports in general, hold this particular awarded in high regard. The combination of humility, hard work, and the spirit of winning are paramount, and have always been essential to the success of this team. A special thanks for Eric Karjel for his support. He was on hand to award the girls the TVL First Place Trophy and the Sportsmanship Plaque.
It has been a difficult year; however, because of the inner strength of this team, they have been able to overcome all the challenges before them. They continue to accomplish their winning tradition and exhibit Hiller pride. They will now move on to the regional competition this coming weekend. Please join us and support this wonderful group of young women at:

MSSAA 2015 Winter Cheerleading South Regionals
Whitman Hansen High School 600 Franklin Street, Whitman MA.
March 1 2014 Competition starts at 2:00 PM


Planning Board Holds Hearing on Zoning Articles
One big winner, one big loser at last night's meeting

February 24, 2015 — Last night the Planning Board held a Public Hearing to receive input on several zoning suggestions for Town Meeting Articles, but two of the proposals drew the most attention..
        One, brought forward by developer Steven Zieff (Photo, left) and home builder Finley Perry (Right), would add up to 375 "multi-family dwellings" and buildings as tall as 100 feet, in a new district called the Crossroads Redevelopment District.  Mr. Perry, a homebuilder, is the former Chairman of the Land Use Study Committee, who helped pave the way for the current Legacy Farms Development, for which his partner in this endeavor, Steven Zieff, was the Project Manager.

          Selectman John Coutinho, an enthusiastic  supporter of growth, spoke as a member  of the Zoning Advisory Committee, which first heard the proposal. He advocated for the development, saying the zoning changes needed to be in place so the developers "would know what to put there."

         "375 units. That's going to be a huge impact on our town, our schools... we haven't solved the school situation from 2000, and it's 2015. We are going to have such a burden on our schools," said Jackie Potenzone.

          Cliff Kistner, who owns a piece of land across from the Golden Spoon, which recently sold for $1.7 million, posed many questions about the project, but was firm about one thing.

          "If we are pulling more residents in, we're not solving a problem, we're creating a problem. And then we'll say it's too late." He said the area is already zoned commercially, but the residential component would be problematic.

           "I don't believe in any aspect that this is right for the town of Hopkinton at this time."

           One attendee said in the hallway after the hearing, "That project is dead in the water." However, at the end of the meeting, the board did give the proponents a laundry list  of things that could help gain their support.

           The big winner of the evening was Roy MacDowell, Jr., who brought a revised plan to the board to swap 200,000 square feet of commercially zoned land and reduce the amount of single family homes in Legacy Farms North from 50 to 15, in exchange for a change in the Host Community Agreement that would allow 180 Age restricted homes. Only Planning Board member Frank D'Urso spoke against the change, saying that the deal was made at Town Meeting, and that they should be made to comply with it.

         But another member explained that business can change over time, and that what was going on on 2007 has changed a lot today. When Mr. MacDowell was proposing 450,000 square feet of commercial development in 2007, another company, Taurus New England, said that there would not be as much interest in commercial, and so their proposal at the time offered substantially less commercial space, which is more like today's proposal from Mr. MacDowell.

           Mr. MacDowell cited $1.8 million in payments to the town for trails, the Downtown and public safety, as well as over $15 million in net positive fiscal benefits over ten years.

Family  Stuff

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2015 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from February 18, 2015 - February 23, 2015
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
6 Ryegrass Circle unit 117 Raghuvir Leelasagar, Priti Srinvasan $516,275 Feb. 23, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
85 West Main Street Thurken MA I LLC $1,701,197 Feb. 20, 2015 William W. Morgan
1 Grandview Drive unit 25 Srinivas Kukunoor, Saritha Tummalapalli $575,000 Feb. 20, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
1 Birchwood Lane unit 5A Steven Schaub, Etie-Lee Schaub $262,500 Feb. 20, 2015 Patrick R. Daly, Joyce Z. Daly
21 Connelly Hill Road Stephen C. Weber, Lynn M. Weber $1,152,598 Feb. 19, 2015 Connelly LLC
5 Ryegrass Circle unit 84 Girish Maniprasad, Shilpa Ganesan $476,000 Feb. 19, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
5 Cole Drive unit 12 Michael R. Keane, Karen B. Keane $515,000 Feb. 19, 2015 Rebecca Robinson
26 Queen Isabella Way unit 55D Natarajan Alagappan, Priyanka G. Padma $339,000 Feb. 20, 2015 Independence Village Realty LLC
21 Main Street 21 Main Street LLC $379,000 Feb. 20, 2015 Casey Jenkins
6 Robert Gonfrade Way Jason G. Prince, Danielle B. Prince $406,000 Feb. 19, 2015 David A. Kinsman, Brandi E. Kinsman
76 Marlborough Road David Elkinson, EB Realty Trust $360,000 Feb. 23, 2015 Stephen A. Lahaye
42 Wildwood Drive unit 63 Robert C. Delaurentis, Danielle A. Hanson $528,000 Feb. 20, 2015 Mitchell S. Maxwell, Tiffani Maxwell
39 Sears Road David M. Ferris $1,100,000 Feb. 20, 2015 Beth C. Florin
91 Main Street 91 Main LLC $156,900 Feb. 20, 2015 Doreen M. Smith-McAuliffe, Michael D. McAuliffe
25 Florence Circle Srinavasa Siddagangiah, Jacqueline Siddagangiah $405,000 Feb. 20, 2015 James C. Bradley, Barbara A. Bradley


Frank & Wendy Saba to Receive 2015 Butch Moore “You Touched Upon My Life” Award


February 24, 2015 — Butch Moore was a local singing legend who toured throughout Ireland, Europe, and the United States initially with The Capitol Showband and later with his wife Maeve as the famed singing duo Butch and Maeve. His signature song “You Touched Upon My Life” spoke volumes about a man who had touched the lives of so many around him with his music, his smile, his generosity, and his big heart. With Butch’s passing away in early 2001 WMRC-First Class Radio created this award in his honor.

Past recipients include Kevin Meehan, and (the late) Billy Hood, Linda Varney, Judge Francis and Virginia Larkin, Senator Richard T. Moore, Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick, Tony and Virginia Brenna, Chris Morcone, Gina Oliva-Tarolli, Tom McGovern, Paul Surapine, the Kimball Family, the Ellis Family and Justine Brewer.

The official award presentation for Frank & Wendy Saba will take place at the WMRC---Milford Area Chamber of Commerce St. Patrick’s Business After Hours on Wednesday March 11th. The event will be held at Scioli’s Pizza Bar on Route 140 in Milford starting at 5PM.  [NOTE: Frank Saba is CEO of Milford Regional Hospital.]

For additional information contact WMRC-First Class Radio at (508)473-1490
To reserve tickets for the event contact The Milford Area Chamber of Commerce at (508)473-6700. Contributed content.

Personal Services 


David Mark Doss, 56


David Mark Doss, 56, of Hopkinton, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Milford Regional Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Diane (Gallagher) Doss and loving father to his son, Zach Doss, both of Hopkinton.

David was the Vocational Director at Minuteman Arc in Concord where he worked with adults with disabilities. He was a loving father and husband and was a past Boy Scout leader and basketball coach. David was an avid Patriot's fan and enjoyed gardening, landscaping, and playing guitar in various bands.

David also leaves behind his sister, Jeanne Doss of Lancaster and his in-laws, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, Mary (Nichols) and Jim Arthur Doss.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 26th from 4-6:30p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A prayer service will follow visitation at 6:30p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dave's memory may be made in Zach's name and sent to Bank of America, 77 West Main St. Hopkinton, MA. 01748.

Health and Fitness


Police Incident Log Updated February 23, 2015

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-2323



The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

9 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

50 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

4 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

3 Times the Police participated in Community Relations or passenger safety.

Arrest Log

Sunday, February 22, 2015

5:16 pm Officer Arthur Schofield arrested Brian K. Ramsey, 47, of Woodland Road, Southborough, on Cedar Street and charged him with OUI Liquor, Marked Lanes Violation and Possession of Class B Substance.

Friday, February 20, 2015

5:12 pm Officer John Corridan arrested Eric M. Bromley, 21, of Washington Lane, on Washington Lane for a Warrant.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

1:37 am Officer Linda Higgins arrested Eric Robert Kaniu, 34, of Main Street, Millbury, on South Street and charged him with OUI Liquor.

Incident Log

Sunday, February 22, 2015

5:16 pm A caller reported that a pickup truck was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Cedar Street and was stuck in a snow bank, blocking traffic. Three officers responded and subsequently arrested a 47 year-old male from Southborough and charged him with OUI Liquor, Marked Lanes Violation and Possession of Class B Substance.

4:43 pm A resident of Rice Street was concerned that he had no water and that his neighbor did have water. The Water Department was notified and responded.

3:24 pm Officer Arthur Schofield assisted a walk-in with getting fingerprints for his passport.

2:08 pm A Pleasant Street resident reported seeing black smoke come up from their basement. Officer Arthur Schofield advised that he smelled the smoke but it was not noticeable.

1:52 pm A caller reported that a speed limit sign on East Main Street was hit. A message was left for the DPW.

1:51 pm A resident of Downey Place reported seeing black smoke. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded to assist the Fire Department.

1:19 pm A Main Street resident reported that someone keeps calling her telling her that she needs to have her computer repaired. She believed that they may be connecting on to her computer and reading her emails.

11:56 am A telephone companies employee reported that he drove off with his black canvas case, which had a meter in it, on top of his truck.

11:51 am A caller reported that ice had fallen off of a house on Hearthstone Road and there was now a smell of natural gas. Two officers responded to assist the Fire Department.

7:48 am A Meserve Street business reported that two vehicles were parked on the side of the road making it difficult for their trucks to get in and out. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and spoke with the owners.

6:16 am The Highway Department requested assistance with the removal of a vehicle parked on the sidewalk on Hayden Rowe Street impeding snow removal. Officer Linda Higgins spoke with the home owner who moved the vehicle.

1:36 am Officer Linda Higgins issued a parking ticket to a motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street.

1:28 am Officer Linda Higgins issued a motor vehicle a parking ticket on Main Street.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

3:27 pm A caller reported that she had not water at the building she owns on West Main Street but there was nothing wrong with the pipes. Officer John Corridan checked the area for any leaks with a negative find. The Water Department was notified.

2:06 pm A motorist reported that a man hole was open on East Main Street and the cover was partially in the middle of the road. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and notified the Ashland Police Department as it was in their town.

2:00 pm A Westcott Drive resident reported that a female was going door to door talking about water waste. Officer Thomas Griffin located four solicitors in the area and notified them of the town by-law that they must register first.

11:50 am A resident of West Elm Street requested to speak with an officer regarding verbal abuse/threats from her landlord and also about harassment from another tenant. Officer Thomas Griffin spoke with the caller and advised her on obtaining a harassment order from the court.

9:06 am A walk-in spoke with Officer Thomas Griffin regarding an on-going lottery scam. He stated that he received a check in the mail after informing the scammer that he could not afford to pay the acceptance fee for winning the lottery. He was informed to ignore any further contact with this person.

7:43 am Multiple callers reported a single car motor vehicle accident with personal injury on Hayden Rowe Street. Two officers responded to assist the Fire Department.

Friday, February 20, 2015

9:45 pm A caller complained about vehicles parked on Fruit Street. Sgt. Scott vanRaalten spoke with a home owner who was hosting a party and had the vehicles clear out.

8:20 pm A resident of Priscilla Road was concerned about very deep snow on the roof of a neighbor's house who was away. The home owner was contacted and would have someone remove the snow.

7:36 pm A 911 caller from Greenwood Road reported a large amount of water in the house and a possible partial ceiling collapse. Two officers responded to assist the Fire Department and advised that there was no roof collapse but a pipe did burst.

5:12 pm Two officers responded to a residence on Washington Lane and subsequently arrested a 21 year-old male from Hopkinton for a Warrant.

1:08 pm Officer Thomas Griffin responded to South Street to assist the Fire Department with a burning odor in a building and advised that the business was evacuated.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

11:12 pm A caller reported seeing a suspicious motor vehicle with people inside of it parked on Hazel Road. Two officers spoke with the individuals and sent them on their way.

10:25 am A caller reported that a trailer was losing part of its load on Cedar Street. Officer Thomas Griffin responded and spoke with the operator who reloaded the items.

9:16 am A walk-in turned in a license plate that was found in a snow bank on Frankland Road. The owner was contacted and will pick it up.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

10:11 pm A walk-in spoke with Sgt. John Porter regarding an on-going neighbor situation.

3:46 pm Officer John Corridan spoke with a caller from Main Street regarding information about obtaining a restraining order.

1:20 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Stephen Buckley regarding possible credit card fraud.

8:49 am The Fire Department reported finding a horse stuck in the snow on its back on Chamberlain Street. Officer Thomas Griffin responded and was able to assist with getting the animal back on its feet.

6:14 am Sgt. Timothy Brennan notified the Water Department of a possible water leak on Wood Street.

6:04 am A resident of Yale Road reported that water was seeping up through the floor over their water meter. Officer Linda Higgins responded but was unable to access the meter because there was six feet of snow in front of it. The Water Department was notified.

1:37 am Officer Linda Higgins stopped a motor vehicle on South Street and subsequently arrested a 34 year-old male from Millbury and charged him with OUI Liquor.


Theresa Ann Nealon


Theresa Ann Nealon passed away quietly, with her family at her bedside, on Saturday February 21, six days after the death of her husband of 63 years, Edward J. Nealon. Terry was the daughter of Michael and Rose(Ferraro) Notturno both originally from Italy. She was born and raised in Milford where she graduated from Milford High School. It was also in Milford where she met her future husband Ed at a local soda shop. Ed and Terry were married two years later at Sacred Heart Church in Milford.

They moved early in their marriage to Hopkinton where they remained to have a rich and wonderful life raising their children and traveling with friends and family.

Terry began working at Carbone’s restaurant in Hopkinton. From there she was employed at AT&T in Boston where she excelled in the public relations department. She loved traveling into Boston each day on the train. After her first retirement she began working part time at the town hall in Hopkinton. She loved being around people and made everyone she met feel like family. Hers was the house where everyone felt at home.

Terry is survived by her devoted children, Kerry Nealon of West Yarmouth, Donna Jones and her husband Frank of Westborough and Colleen Peters and her husband Jeff of Woodville. She also leaves her loving grandchildren, Gregory, Jillian and Kimberly Jones. She is also survived by three wonderful sisters, Ann Halsing of Mendon, Rosemarie Herbst from Ohio and Marylou Notturno from Connecticut. Her sister, Phyllis Mendoza and her brother, Frank Notturno, predeceased her.She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

One very special niece, Beth Peacock, helped care for her and support her cousins over the last six months of Terry’s life at Countryside HealthCare of Milford. They will be forever grateful to her for all the help and kindness that she provided.

In lieu of flowers donations made be made to the Resident Activities Fund C/O Countryside Healthcare of Milford or in her husband’s name to The Longest Day, a charitable walk for the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Association.

Funeral Mass will be held Friday February 27 at Saint Matthew’s Church at 10:00 a.m.. No calling hours. Burial will be private. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, Hopkinton.

Family  Stuff

World  Renown Hopkinton Sculptor Michael Alfano Showing at Attleboro Arts Museum
Watch video of movable sculpture, with musical accompaniment  by son, Freeman, and times and dates at end of video (Hint: Ends Saturday)


JV Win back to back championships!

The Hopkinton Hiller JV hockey team avenged their only league loss of the season, by defeating the Hudson Hawks 2-0 in to win back to back championships at the North Star Forum in Westoboro. As was the case was last year, a large contingent of past and present JV and Varsity players were on hand to cheer the team on. The teams traded chances for the first two periods without anyone being able to break through on the score board. In the third period, the Hillers picked up the attacked. Kyle Schlicke fired home a pass from Matt Carnes and Henry Kosheff to give the Hillers the lead. Soon after Kyle Canty wristed one home on a rebound from Brett McIntire to make it 2-0. Hopkinton had to kill off 2 late penalties to preserve the win with Jake Neary making some outstanding saves to record his 5 shut out of the season. After the game captain Kyle Canty accepted the JV championship plaque.


The JV squad put up some impressive numbers while finishing the season 12-2-2. They averaged 3 goals a game while only allowing an average of 1. They outshout their opponents by a 3-1 margin and went the entire season without giving up a power play goal. More impressively, they did all of that with only two true defense on the team. All of the forwards, took turns throughout the year filling in on the blue line.


The team was comprised of Nick and Hunter Temple, Matt Carnes, Brett McIntire, Zack Griffin, Jason Bachman, Freeman Alfano, Peter Mitchell, Harrison Black, Kyle Schlicke, Henry Kosheff, Tim Bloomer, Jake Neary and Klye Canty. The team was coached by Mike Messier and Eric Carty.

Before and After

February 22, 2015 — The "before" of 30-34 Main Street is the background for this photo of the newly erected sign showing the finished restoration of the building alongside the one to be built on the empty lot, by Kathy and Greg Mazur. It is appropriately named Central Place, a nod to the historical building  that stood there before its demolition a few years ago, a 19th Century-looking structure that was an inn called the Central House. On the ground level was a bar called the Tap Room that wrapped around a small package store  that also had frontage on Main Street. A historical Photo is below.

Personal Services 
Picnic Table Sled

February 22, 2015 — This youngster found some reason to roll a picnic table down the slope of the Hopkinton Reservoir Dam today.


Off Road Vehicle


February 22, 2015 — An individual called to report this pickup truck off of the road, a truck, the caller said, that was travelling in the opposite direction prior to the crash. The driver was taken into custody following field sobriety tests performed above by Officer Arthur Schofield this afternoon.

Health and Fitness

Leon W. Botteron, 84


HOPKINTON - Leon W. Botteron, 84, died Saturday February 14, 2015 in Milford.  He was the husband of Marjorie (Simmons) Botteron.  Born in Manchester, CT, he was the son of the late Charles and Louise (Schaler) Botteron.  

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard with the 3rd Division of New York.  He worked as a general foreman and technician for TWA and American Airlines.

In addition to his wife, he leaves his children Marjorie Grabmier and husband Joseph of Hopkinton, and Leon and wife Linda of McKinney, TX.  He also leaves his grandchildren Maggie, Ryan, Joseph, Neal, Jennifer, Eric and Angelie.

Burial of cremains will take place at the family's convenience.  Donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, Hopkinton.


Golden Spoon Sold! $1.7 million
Plans to relocate and reopen in  late 2015

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by Robert Falcione

February 21, 2015— It finally happened, the purchase of a Hopkinton landmark, and the end of an era. The Golden Spoon Restaurant was  sold yesterday by  owner Bill Morgan to businessman Richard Landry, who wants to develop the property, for $1,701,197.48. Mr. Landry, who attended the several Planning Board  meetings that preceded  the sale, has shown a Starbucks and a Unibank with a drive-thru as his two anchor businesses on his drawings. The current building will be demolished. As part of the development plan, the owner will give up a strip of land to accommodate a future right turn lane onto Lumber Street.

        The Spoon was started in 1981 by Jeanne and Fred Rousseau, who ran it for 20 years. Then, daughter Michelle and husband Tom Fillingim took over the reigns until Monica and Bill Morgan bought the business in 2001. The couple, parents of two children going through the Hopkinton school system, made the place more of a restaurant, than a coffee and sandwich shop, and offered short-order breakfast and fast, low-priced meals for lunch.

        Most recently, the Spoon offered dinners in the evenings, beginning with $3.99 fish and chips one night, $6.99 chicken dinner another night; and fresh haddock every night for $9.99, "...that you can pay $25 for elsewhere." Their claim to fame, which Mr. Morgan says he will repeat elsewhere before the year is up, is fresh seafood. He worked at Capt. Marden's for ten years, and since purchasing the restaurant, on most days of the week, a Capt. Marden reefer could be seen delivering the daily catch to the The Spoon.

        "We cook to order," said Mr. Morgan in an interview this afternoon. 

        "The standard has risen in the knowledge base of the consumer when it comes to seafood. They want it fresh, and they know when it is fresh. People are more aware," he said.

        Mr. Morgan's wife Monica passed  away in 2012, a few months after the original owner, Fred Rousseau passed away. Both, he said, were pretty essential to helping him in the business, although other staff did help pick up the slack. A lot has happened, he said.

         "But a lot of it has been great. I'd like to replicate the hometown feel that we've had. It's a great business. It's a great culture. And we'll see if we can improve on anything that needs improving."

         Mr. Morgan plans to reopen the Golden Spoon in a new location across Lumber Street in a building to be built by Paul Mastroianni, he said, before the end of 2015.

NOTE: The Spoon will close on March 1, 2015.   

Family  Stuff

Wind Wave

February 21, 2015 — Cheryl Rose shares this photo of three individuals trudging up the side of the Hopkinton Reservoir Dam against icy, biting winds to take another thrilling ride down to the bottom again through the maelstrom.


Personal Services 
Look, It's a Bird...

February 20, 2015 — Ganfeng Wu, out on his morning constitutional, was surprised to see from afar what looked like an eagle; but upon closer inspection realized it was a wild turkey.

Planning Board to Discuss Supporting Rezoning Articles
Developer wants up to 100' tall buildings - 375 high-rise apartments
Public Hearing on Monday

February 20, 2015 — Builder Finley Perry and developer Steven Zeiff, calling their project for Elmwood Park "Crossroads" are asking the Planning Board to endorse their Article for rezoning at May Town Meeting. Please open the Planning Board Agenda in the link below and learn exactly where it is going.

       From the Planning Board Agenda for Monday, February 23, 2015

"The Crossroads Redevelopment District (CRD) includes dimensional requirements for lots and structures, including a maximum floor area ratio, pervious surface area, and three building height zones with maximum heights ranging from 25 to 100 feet. New uses would be permitted, including up to 375 multifamily dwelling units."

       The board will hold a Public Hearing on Monday February 23, 2015 at 7:30 pm to entertain supporting or not supporting this proposal and several other several changes to the Hopkinton zoning bylaws and map.


Golden Years

February 20, 2015 — Pictured with Pearl Marini, Golden Pond's eldest resident at 98, are great-grandsons; Dylan DelGiudice, & and Max Levy. Dylan also entertained the residents with his Jazz Guitar performance in honor of the celebration.

Health and Fitness
Spring Fervor - $1.00 hot dogs Saturday and Sunday!

February 20, 2015 — Water Fresh Farm owner Jeff Barton and barista Karen Deiana are enthused about the $1 hot dogs they are offering as part of the Water Fresh Farm Farm family tradition.

     "Happy Pitchers and Catchers Day, which is the traditional “first day of spring” in my family.  We are going to celebrate the beginning of Spring Training with $1 hot dogs on Saturday and  Sunday," says Mr. Barton.


Brown Horse Down

     February 20, 2015 —  Officer Tom Griffin and members of the Fire Department helped a horse on Chamberlain Street who fell but couldn't get up on Wednesday.

Family  Stuff

Golden Touch

February 19, 2015 — Barry Zeltzer, PhD recently took over the reins of Golden Pond Assisted Living as Executive Director, and poses for a moment in one of the luxurious sitting rooms in the facility.

         Dr. Zeltzer, who has vast and varied experience at an executive level with health care, and especially memory care, said he chose Golden Pond because he saw a growth opportunity.

         "The main reason why I chose Golden Pond is because I saw growth opportunity in terms of bringing it to the next level with alliance development, program development and going the extra mile in terms of taking care of the residents," he said.

          The facility recently added 33 assisted living apartments, bringing the total of residential units to 82.


Saturday Ice Fishing Event Cancelled
The Kid's Ice Fishing Event & Family Fun Day sponsored by the Hopkinton 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee and the Woodville Rod & Gun Cub scheduled for Sunday, February 22 has been cancelled due to poor ice conditions.   Unfortunately, this event will not be rescheduled.   Please visit the 300th website at www.hopkintonma300.com  for information about other upcoming events.


Pizza Maker


February 19, 2015 — Visitors to Vinnie's New York Pizza at 30 Main Street will see  their old  friend Andrew Young, who worked there under another regime, as well as at other institutions in the Downtown area, and is back to stay.


Alcohol Compliance Checks

The Hopkinton Police Department will be conducting annual Alcohol Compliance Checks of all licensed establishments beginning in February 2015 through June 2015.

These compliance checks are made to ensure that all establishments licensed for the sale of alcoholic beverages In Hopkinton follow and comply with all rules and regulations pertaining to the safe sale and service of alcohol within town.

This notice is made in accordance with compliance policy and with the recommendation of the ABCC (Alcohol Beverage Control Commission)

Any questions can be directed to Detective Gregg DeBoer 508-497-3401 x1279.

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Hiller Hockey Seniors go out Winners with 5-3 Victory over Northbridge

Seniors Brandon Carty, Mike Messier Brendan O’Leary and Jordan Carroll were out on the ice to start the game VS. Northbridge. The seniors made the most of their last High School game with all four of them registering points. Brandon Carty put the Hillers on the board first, taking a pass from Billy Allen and splitting the defense then roofing a backhander top corner for a power play goal. Carty scored his second power play goal tipping a perfectly placed shot by Brendan O’leary, with the other assist to Mike Messier for an all senior goal. Will Karpenski scored the third goal with great wrist shot to the top right hand corner of the net. Jordan Carroll garnered the assist. Owen Delaney ripped another great wrist shot top corner on a great feed from Mike Messier. Everett Rolph capped of the scoring with yet another perfectly placed wrist shot on the power play to finish out the scoring. Carroll and Will Pickens had the helpers. Dylan O’Leary was solid in the net making 15 saves. The four seniors finished out their careers with the last shift of the game.


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