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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

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New Transactions from May 22, 2015 - May 27, 2015
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Address
Buyer
Price
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
27 Ryegrass Circle unit 95 Ramakrishna Rao Katraju, Mrudula Mutyala $596,665 May 27, 2015 Pulte Homs of New England LLC
6 Forest Lane unit 8 Jessica Nichols $370,490 May 21, 2015 Northstar Properties Group LLC
5 Doyle Lane unit 28A Jesse Boulos, Nahed Boulos $279,900 May 21, 2015 Iqbal H. Mutabanna, Zohra Mutabanna
10 Edge Hill Road David W. Stevenson, Rachel L. Stevenson $780,000 May 21, 2015 Angie Bolbrook
4 Oak Street Heath M. Guay, Ingrid A. Li $887,500 May 21, 2015 Richard G. Coburn, Deborah A. Coburn
14 Autumn Ridge Drive unit 24 Deba Prasanna Sahoo, Sonali Sahu $570,000 May 20, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
Ashland
138 Algonquin Trail unit B Pankaj Pravawi, Asha Saini $333,000 May 27, 2015 Richard Diamond, Victoria M. Diamond
391 America Boulevard unit D John E. Pittman II, Laura L. Pittman $364,990 May 22, 2015 Ashland Mayflower Realty LLC
429 America Boulevard unit 65-C Pradeep Vundyala, Ankitha Nathi $372,700 May 22, 2015 Louisiana Purchase Realty LLC
90 Prospect Stret Scott P. Soderberg, Mary P. Soderberg $430,000 May 22, 2015 James V. Kosteas, Helen D. Kosteas
41 Leland Farm Road unit D David F. Stender III $234,900 May 22, 2015 Patrick S. Ferdinand, Maureen Ferdinand
Southborough
10 Bay Path Lane Brookfield Relocation Inc. $857,500 May 27, 2015 Philip Podgorny, Amanda Podgorny
5 Thayer Lane Adam T. Benson, Christie K. Benson $877,500 May 22, 2015 East Main Street LLC
61 Carriage Hill Circle Keri A. Rogers $620,000 May 20, 2015 Gilbert R. Bony
Upton
198 East Street Todd D. White, Terrie S. White $585,000 May 27, 2015 Roy V. Levato
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Incident Logs Updated today, May 27, 2015

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


  Summary

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

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

10 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.


   Incident Log

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

8:47 pm A 911 caller reported a car fire on Riverbend Road. Three officers responded to assist the Fire Department.

8:41 pm A School Street resident reported an incident of fraud where they gave out their social security number and date of birth. Officer Arthur Schofield responded to write a report.

7:50 pm A resident of Breakneck Hill Road reported that an unauthorized company was working on her lawn. Officer Arthur Schofield responded and spoke with her.

5:55 pm A caller reported seeing a suspicious motor vehicle from a previous incident on Hillcrest Drive. Officer Arthur Schofield responded and spoke with the individual who had a valid solicitor's permit.

4:41 pm A motorist reported seeing an erratic dump truck on Frankland Road. Two officers responded and spoke with the operator who stated having mechanical problems.

4:13 pm A caller reported that a suspicious motor vehicle has been parking at the Fruit Street fields several times in the past few weeks. Officer Arthur Schofield responded and spoke with the owner of the plate given.

3:15 pm A Hillcrest Drive resident reported that a suspicious motor vehicle has been parking in their neighborhood by a vacant house. When confronted, the operator stated that he worked for a pest company. Officer John Corridan checked the area with a negative find.

2:39 pm A resident of Rocky Woods Road reported that a youth advised her of a gray Honda sedan that was in the neighborhood acting suspicious. Officer William Burchard checked the area but could not locate the vehicle.

12:43 pm A caller reported an erratic motor vehicle with a pizza delivery sign on it on Main Street. Officer Thomas Griffin checked the area but could not locate the vehicle.

12:25 pm Officer Thomas Griffin spoke with a construction crew who was blocking the entire road on Pond Street.

10:12 am Two walk-ins reported that earlier this morning a black pickup truck was driving erratically on Route 495 and then the operator proceeded to make a gesture with his hand pretending to shoot himself in the head with his finger. They stated that they believed this to be a gang sign.

9:13 am Officer Linda Higgins spoke with a walk-in regarding an incident that occurred at her residence over the weekend.

8:50 am A motorist reported witnessing a school bus cut off two vehicles on East Main Street. Officer Philip Powers advised that he would investigate.

7:20 am A Duffield Road resident reported that a tax return was filed under their name.

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Milford Regional Receives Recognition

MILFORD – May 27, 2015 - Milford Regional Medical Center has received international recognition for its lactation program and the highly-trained team of maternity nurses that help protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

 

Milford Regional received the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® Care Award from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners ®(IBLCE®) and the International Lactation Consultant Association® (ICLA®). The award recognizes Milford Regional for its seven maternity nurses who hold the International Board Certified Lactation Consultants® certification (IBCLC®), as well as the lactation program offered on a nearly daily basis for breast-feeding families. There are currently 27,450 IBCLC professionals in 101 countries.

 

“This award speaks volumes about our team of lactation consultants who are dedicated to the patients who choose to breastfeed.  These nurses also educate and support those patients - both on an inpatient and outpatient basis - to help them achieve that goal,” said Rose Galimi-Hayes, director of maternity and pediatrics at Milford Regional.

 

The IBCLC is the leading internationally recognized lactation certification in the world. Certified professionals are highly skilled in helping breastfeeding mothers, and they work with mothers during pregnancy to help successfully initiate breastfeeding. After the child is born, the certified nurses continue to help mothers overcome breastfeeding challenges, and continue to inform and support them as their baby grows. In addition, they assist mothers returning to work or school;  help mothers in more unusual situations such as breastfeeding more than one baby at a time, or nursing a sick or premature infant; and help train the nursing staff to manage basic breastfeeding care.

 

The maternity department supported a lactation consultant student whose work and experience with the Milford-based team and patients not only helped her receive her certification, but gained the hospital international recognition.

“Facilities that receive the IBCLC Care Award are to be commended for improving maternal and child health by making breastfeeding a priority and for taking steps to improve breastfeed support,” said  Tomoko Seo, chair of the IBLCE. “An important part of providing excellent breastfeeding care is having expert assistance available when the breastfeeding couple needs it.”With breastfeeding rates on the rise, there is also a need for trained lactation professionals.

 

“Breastfeeding is natural and often works quite well without intervention, but there can be complications or risk factors and mothers may need extra support,” said Decalie Brown, president of ICLA.   “This recognition highlights the efforts being made by maternity facilities all across the world to help mothers get off to a good start with breastfeeding and to support them in reaching their goals.”

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Task Force Nabs Two in Holyoke

 

May 27, 2015—During the past several months, a lengthy investigation was conducted by the Hampden County Narcotics Task Force (HCNTF) assigned to District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni, regarding the distribution of heroin in the city of Holyoke. During the course of the investigation, over 3700 bags of heroin were seized.

Yesterday, investigators from the HCNTF and the Holyoke Police Narcotics/Vice Division arrested JULIO ROSADO, 20, and ARMANDO VEGA, 27, both of Holyoke.

 

JULIO ROSADO was charged with the following:

  1. Trafficking Heroin/Morphine/Opium

  2. Trafficking Heroin/Morphine/Opium

  3. Distribution of Class A Drug (Heroin)

  4. Distribution of Class A Drug (Heroin)

 

ARMANDO VEGA was charged with the following:

  1. Possession to Distribute Class A Drug (Heroin)

  2. Possession to Distribute Class B Drug (Oxycodone)

  3. Trafficking Heroin/Morphine/Opium

 

ROSADO is being held on $25,000 bail and VEGA is being held on $540 bail, pending their arraignment in Holyoke District Court.

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Composite Photo of Hopkinton Common on Memorial Day (Scrolls)
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Garage Sale/Car Wash/Plant Sale

 

HOPKINTON, MA -- (May 26, 2015) Faith Community Church’s Student Mission Team is hosting a huge Garage Sale/Plant Sale/Car Wash fundraiser on Saturday, June 6, from 8am - 2pm at Faith Community Church, 146 East Main Street, Hopkinton. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards this summer’s student mission trip to Appalachia.

The funds will support a team of 86 people (62 students and 24 leaders) who will travel to rural, impoverished Grafton, West Virginia in Appalachia. Appalachia is a 200,000 sq. mi. rural region covering 12 U.S. states, including West Virginia.

Grafton, a quaint town tucked in the mountains of West Virginia’s mining region, is about 3 hours south of Pittsburgh, PA. The economy of Grafton effectively crumbled in 1986 when the B&O railroad, which employed many Grafton residents, was sold and moved most of its workers to Baltimore. The Faith Community Church team will partner with the World Servants missions organization to undertake residential construction and renovation projects, and also staff a sports camp for area children.

Attendees to the sale on June 6 are encouraged to bring their dirty cars with them, and then shop the garage sale and plant sale while members of the Student Mission Team wash their cars! Garage sale items at this sale typically include: furniture; toys; books; sporting equipment; house wares; and decorative items. The sale will be held rain or shine in the garage of Faith Community Church. Faith Community Church of Hopkinton mission is to guide people to a deeper relationship with Christ and a greater love for others.

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Arrest/Incident Logs Updated today, May 26, 2015

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


   Summary

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

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

37 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

2 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

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

 

ARRESTS

Monday, May 25, 2015

3:04 am Officer Linda Higgins arrested Jillian R Wach, 20, of Kimball Road on Rocky Woods Road and charged her with OUI Liquor, Texting While Operating a Motor Vehicle, Leaving the Scene of Property Damage, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Failure to Stop/Yield and Failure to Drive in the Right Lane.

 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

9:23 pm Officer John Moran arrested Zita Ann Coggins, 56, of Quaker Street, Northbridge and charged her with OUI Liquor, Willfully Obstructing an Emergency Vehicle and Drinking Alcohol from an Open Container in a Motor Vehicle.

 

INCIDENTS

Monday, May 25, 2015

3:32 pm Officer John Moran investigated the complaint of a Pleasant Street resident of a man who frequently stops his bicycle and the end of her driveway and waves. She was advised to call back if he does it again.

2:57 pm A caller from Courtney Circle reports it suspicious that an older man who no one knows in a grey sedan drives slowly through the neighborhood.

9:16 am Officer Stephen Buckley shut down a landscaping crew on Winter Street for violating the holiday construction equipment operation bylaw ban.

8:27 am Officer Buckley shut down a crew on Connelly Hill Road for violating the bylaw.

3:04 am Officer Linda Higgins arrested Jillian R Wach, 20, of Kimball Road on Rocky Woods Road and charged her with OUI Liquor, Texting While Operating a Motor Vehicle, Leaving the Scene of Property Damage, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Failure to Stop/Yield and Failure to Drive in the Right Lane.

 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

9:23 pm Officer John Moran arrested Zita Ann Coggins, 56, of Quaker Street, Northbridge and charged her with OUI Liquor, Willfully Obstructing an Emergency Vehicle and Drinking Alcohol from an Open Container in a Motor Vehicle.

8:49 pm Officer Philip Powers assisted the State Police with a stolen vehicle on Route 495.

3:06 pm Fire on railroad tracks visible from Fruit Street bridge. Fires reported involving several towns.

2:46 pm Male phoned station to complain  that his friend's art work did not get accepted into the art show.

2:14 pm A Woodview Way resident complained that he could find his sister's Klonopin, and wondered if police left with it during a recent visit.

 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

4:26 pm Individual reported his neighbor was dumping waste into his yard. Advised to contact condo association.

3:28 pm Alprilla Farm Road resident, as well as a neighbor, thought it was suspicious that a vehicle, a late model Camry or Elantra, drove up and down her street. She provided a plate.

3:02 pm A woman teaching her daughter to drive reported that an impatient driver behind them tailgated and beeped the horn for some time before passing them. Then he slammed on the brakes almost causing an accident.

2:00 pm A Walcott Street resident complained of two pit bull dogs running around. The resident reported it is an ongoing problem with the dogs and speeding from that house.

7:34 am Crew operating heavy equipment off of Phipps Road advised of bylaw restriction of 8:00 am start on Saturdays.

 

Friday, May 22, 2015

7:09 pm  Ambulance transported individual to Milford Hospital following crash into telephone pole on Chestnut Street.

5:50 pm Caller complained of youths being bullied by other youths.

3:54 pm A Riverbend Road resident complained that the dog a landscaper brought into the area was getting aggressive.

3:26 pm Officer John Corridan spoke with an individual regarding some disturbing email.

2:57 pm Caller from Connelly Hill Road area reports suspicious male 50-60 years old with grey hair driving a Ford.

2:48 pm Caller reports a 50-60 year-old man approached a group of 5 girls in the yard on B Street.

6:48 am After receiving a complaint, Officer Linda Higgins advised a Hayden Rowe Street resident to not park on the sidewalk, as he has been previously advised.

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Raymond A. Drawe, 85

 

HOPKINTON - Raymond A. Drawe, 85, died Monday, May 25, 2015 after a long illness.  He was the husband of Jean (McKinstry) Drawe, to whom he was married for 63 years.  Born in Newport, MI, he was the son of the late Roy and Lola (Cousino) Drawe.


Ray was a U.S. Naval Veteran, serving in the Korean War.  As an active member of the American Legion Post 202 in Hopkinton, he continued to support those who served.  He was a longtime employee of Fenwal Corporation of Ashland.  He was a volunteer at the Hopkinton Senior Center and loved going on the the many field trips with George, where they both entertained all the other passengers.  He enjoyed carving walking sticks for his friends.  He was an avid reader and fisherman. He was widely known for the colorful suspenders that he always wore, Betty Boop being the most popular.   His family and friends will remember him for telling the most outrageous stories that he made believable.


In addition to his wife he is survived by his children Nancy (Punky) Drawe, Thomas Drawe and longtime girlfriend Diane Facendola and Teddy Drawe, all of Hopkinton.  He also leaves his sister Rita Grigg and husband Robert of Warren, MI.  He leaves his two grandchildren, Jocelyn and Timothy of Hopkinton. He is predeceased by his son James, who died in 1975.


A memorial funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, May 29 at 11:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church.  Military honors will follow on the church plaza.  Calling hours at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home are Thursday, May 28 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.


 Donations in Ray's memory may be made to the Veteran's Celebration Committee, Town Hall, 18 Main St., Hopkinton, MA  01748.

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Honors Hopkinton Nurse

 

BOSTON—May 26, 2015—Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has honored Hopkinton resident Kelly Leonard, RN as part of its annual National Nurses Week celebration.

Leonard was presented with a Nursing Scholarship in a ceremony at Fenway Park.

National Nurses Week celebrates the dedication, professionalism and talents of nurses in delivering the highest level of compassionate care.

This year, BIDMC recognized 76 nurses, five nurse practitioners and seven assistive/in-training staff and distributed more than $100,000 in nursing scholarships.

“All of us at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are deeply proud of everything our nurses do to support and care for our patients,” said Kevin Tabb, MD, President and CEO. “We believe in medicine that puts people first, and our nurses remain the heart and soul of patient care. I am proud to call each and every one of them a colleague.”

In addition, this year’s nursing gift, a donation of $5,000 made on behalf of the more than 2,000 nurses at BIDMC was presented to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Award recipients were nominated and selected by peers in their area of expertise. Scholarship award recipients were selected based on their academic standing in a baccalaureate, graduate or post-graduation nursing degree program and excellence in nursing practice. A number of philanthropic funds at BIDMC provide support for scholarships in nursing.

Therapy Program Moved to Larter's

 

Located in the small village of Woodville, on the same parcel of land Herman Larter used for his Dairy farm years ago, Carriage Hill Farm is undergoing changes.  The quiet peaceful farm with mostly green turnout had now come to life. We have horses whinnying and children laughing. The barn isles have students grooming, brushing and tacking up their mounts.  

The Therapy Program started last winter, when now friend Beth Timlege was looking for a new home for Equine Partners.  What started with just a few students has grown and now we are increasing our students everyday. 

Therapy riding is wonderful for students having difficulty with impaired motor function.  The rhythmic motion of riding moves the pelvis in a way that both stimulates and relaxes unused muscles. This will build tone and improve balance and coordination. 

Those with learning disabilities and developmental delays get a great sense of accomplishment  working with our equine friends. 

Riding provides love and reassurance for the emotionally impaired. There is nothing as radiant as a students smile when they realize they are one with their mount.

Horses reach people in extraordinary ways. Horses have a sense about what is asked of them. They know how to slow the pace when someone cannot keep up. They know when to stand quietly and wait for a student to mount. Horses help students to reach goals never before imagined. 

Carriage Hill Farm would like to welcome the community to visit our farm. We want the community to know we are looking for volunteers. Working with horses helps people in so many aspects of their life. It teaches us self awareness and helps us to cope with stress. The old saying "The outside of a horse is good for the inside of man" still rings true in these hectic days. 

Check us out on Facebook's Carriage Hill Farm. If you would like more information about lessons or would like to volunteer, please call Beth Timlege 508-873-9489 or Pam Larter 508-435-6708.  

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Hopkinton Community Summer Band 2015

 The Hopkinton Music Association is again sponsoring the eleventh annual Hopkinton Community Summer Band. (File photo)

The band is open to the greater Hopkinton Community ages 14 and up. If you played an instrument in the past or are currently playing an instrument, come and join us.

Rehearsals will be from 7:00 – 8:30 on Tuesday nights in the High School Band room. The first rehearsal will be on Tuesday, June, 23rd and continue on the following Tuesdays through July 28th. There will also be two Thursday rehearsals on July 23rd and July 30st. The band will perform on Sunday, August 2nd on the town common as part of the Summer Concert Series. This year, there is a rain site and there may be additional performance opportunities.

There is a $40.00 registration fee to help defray some of the costs of the summer band program.

Please click on the following link to register:

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Record-Setting?



    

Although we can't be sure if this 9.3 pound large-mouth bass caught by 13 year-old Jonathan Hood, is a record for a large-mouth bass for Lake Whitehall, we are still looking into it.

According to his Mom, who took the photo, Jonathan, a Hopkinton native, has loved fishing since he was four years-old. She also attested to the weight (inset).

Jonathan is a catch and release angler, who deferred smooching this beauty because of its size, and in order to get it back in the water quickly.

"I'll catch him again when he weighs a little more," said the middle school student.

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Ecce Hopkinton!

 

May 25, 2015—"This is Hopkinton," declared Selectman Vice-Chair John Coutinho, refuting "Marathon chic," as he related a story about his sister introducing him to Memorial Day in Hopkinton, and surveyed the groups of scouts, musicians, families, patriots and veterans gathered at the Town Common in a group that gets larger each year.
       Please enjoy HopNews Memorial Day photographic coverage of the people and events at Evergreen Cemetery as well as the parade Downtown and events at the Common today.

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Raymond A. Drawe, 85

HOPKINTON - Raymond A. Drawe, 85 died on Memorial Day, today, Monday May 25, 2015.  Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, are incomplete at this time.
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Memorial Day in Hopkinton

May 25, 2015—Above, the Honor Guard fires three volleys equaling the traditional 21-gun salute at the Evergreen Cemetery this morning in memory of fallen service men and women. The itinerary is below. The parade will march by the HopNews webcam at around the prescribed time and end at the Common for speeches, wreath laying and an ending ceremony there.

Parade and Memorial Day Events in Hopkinton
Honor Veterans with Ceremonies, Parade and Taps

On Monday, May 25, 2015, Hopkinton will hold its annual Memorial Day commemorative events. Events will include prayers, readings, playing of “Taps”, gun salutes, a parade and will culminate with the raising of the flag and the singing of the National Anthem at the Town Common.

Events will begin at the Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville at 9:45 a.m. At 10:30, veteran memorial locations on Mayhew Street will each be honored. The parade to the Town Common Gazebo will start at 11:15 and end at noon with the traditional raising of the flag and the singing of the National Anthem.

The parade route is from Mayhew Street to Main Street to the Town Common with veterans, vintage military vehicles, fire trucks, the High School Band, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and others marching. Best viewing is between Colella’s and the Common. Light lunch and refreshments to follow the ceremonies at St. John’s Parish Center.

Following the town center events; “Lest We Forget” will be a walking tour of Evergreen Cemetery commemorating the 150th anniversary of the final year of the Civil War. Tours will depart from Comey Chapel, in the center of the cemetery and will run from 1-4 P.M.

Please join us to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Services.

In case of rain, all services will be held at the Saint John’s Parish Center, on Church St. at 11:00 a.m.

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Full Nest

    

May 24, 2015—It appears these great blue herons might have some eggs to keep warm, or some little ones to feed at our secret location. We'll keep checking in for an update on the status of these birds.

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You Should See the Other Guy

May 24, 2015 — The driver of this vehicle said that the pickup truck he rear-ended in front of the John Warren Lodge barely had a scratch.

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Amy Gale Nauman, 26

Amy Gale Nauman, 26, of Hopkinton, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Concord, she was the daughter of Lauren (Beach) and Paul Nauman.

Amy was a photographer and a 3-D designer for computer games.

Besides her parents, she leaves behind her brother, Josiah P. Nauman and her sister, Hannah G. Nauman both of Hopkinton.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 29th from 5-8p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, May 30th at 11:00a.m. at Faith Community Church in Hopkinton. Burial will be private.

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Marking Resting Place


May 23, 2015—Friday afternoon, Hopkinton Boy and Girl Scouts helped the American Legion place flags at the graves of veterans in honor of Memorial Day.

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LOCAL PLAYER WINS BRIDGE TOURNAMENT

                  Simon Zimmerman of Hopkinton recently finished first at the Eastern Mass. Bridge Association (EMBA) Sectional tournament. He won the Afternoon Pairs at the Spring Sectional held in Watertown.

                  The Eastern Mass. Bridge Association’s next tournament is May 29-31 at the Armenian Cultural Center, 47 Nichols Ave., Watertown. Players will compete at all levels.  

                  The tournament begins at 7:30 Friday. Other sessions are Saturday at 10:30 and 3, and Sunday at 10:30. Cost is $10. Games last about 3 1/2 hours, and players may compete in one or more events for trophies and other prizes. For more information, call   857 342-EMBA, or go to www.acblemba.org.

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Hopkinton Police Chief Ed Lee issues update on Suspicious vehicle reports
Teach your children - Get a vehicle description - Get a plate number

May 23, 2015—Several police departments in the central Massachusetts area have been experiencing reports of men acting suspiciously around children. These incidents have many similarities including the general description of the suspect. The suspect has been described as an older man with light or grey hair operating a grey car.

In order to aid area departments in this investigation a task force has been established. An information clearinghouse has been created to aid in the sharing of reports. Area Chiefs of Police are committed to working together to contribute the resources of their department and time of their Detectives to this priority investigation. Detectives continually meet to discuss leads. So far hundreds of leads have been vetted by the detectives. Police Departments included in the Task Force include: Bellingham, Blackstone, Hopkinton, Mendon, Northbridge, Upton, Uxbridge,

At this time the Task Force is only aware of a single incident in which a child was asked or told to get into a car. Hopkinton Police did receive an initial report of an attempted abduction however responding officers were quickly able to dispel this report. The behavior of the suspects in the other incidents is concerning and in some cases alarming however no additional attempts to lure or abduct a child has been made.

Detectives have been made aware of a facebook sketch that has been posted. This sketch can not be corroborated by any police department involved in the task force.

Please take time to teach your children about strangers. Speak to them about who is a stranger and how to react if a stranger approaches them. The National Crime Prevention Council offers resources that can help you educate your children.

Police Departments are asking that parents, neighbors, merchants and all members of the community be vigilant in keeping our children safe. If anything seems suspicious or out of the ordinary call 911 immediately.​Get a good description or even a picture of the suspect or vehicle if it safe to do so. Even a partial plate and vehicle description can be vital to an investigation. Our best chance at preventing and solving crime lies in our community partnerships.

If you have any information that can assist the Hopkinton Police or area detectives with this investigation please contact Detective Gregg DeBoer at (508) 497­3401 ext. 1279 or our Crime Tip Line at (508) 497­9785.

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Arrest/Incident Logs Updated today, May 22, 2015

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


   Summary

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

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

47 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

9 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

2 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

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


Arrest Log

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

4:09 pm Officer John Moran arrested Charles Edward Knowles, 45, of Cross Road, Uxbridge, on East Main Street and charged him with Operating a Motor Vehicle With Licenses Suspended and Failure to Stop for Police.


Incident Log

Thursday, May 21, 2015

11:20 pm A resident of Mechanic Street reported hearing what sounded like gunshots in the area. Two officers checked the area but did not hear anything suspicious.

10:36 pm A 911 caller reported a disturbance between a male and female on West Main Street. Three officers responded and wrote a report.

10:29 pm A caller reported seeing a suspicious motor vehicle pull into the far back corner of a West Main Street business. Two officers responded and located the vehicle.

9:00 pm A Smith Road resident reported that her son and some friends saw a suspicious motor vehicle several hours ago. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area with a negative find.

7:41 pm A caller reported that a vehicle was parked in a handicapped spot on Woodview Way without a placard. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and advised that this was a civil matter.

1:48 pm Officer Stephen Buckley completed a crime prevention action on Washington Lane.

1:30 pm A walk-in from Wood Street spoke with Officer Stephen Buckley regarding a fraud incident.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

4:58 pm A caller reported that a school bus was operating erratically on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer John Corridan responded and spoke with another bus operator who would pass the complaint on.

3:52 pm Sgt. Joseph Bennett spoke with a Cedar Street Extension resident regarding an IRS fraud attempt.

1:36 pm A walk-in from Wood Street spoke with Officer Stephen Buckley regarding a potential scam from a phone message she received.

11:41 am Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with a walk-in regarding possible identity theft.

11:31 am A resident of Whirty Circle reported that a family of foxes were living under his deck. The Animal Control Officer was notified.

6:57 am A caller from Victory Lane complained about vehicles cutting through from Wood Street to Fruit Street.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

8:56 pm Officer John Moran spoke with a walk-in from Fruit Street regarding a suspicious incident.

7:55 pm Officer John Moran issued a ticket to a motor vehicle that was parked in a handicapped spot on West Main Street.

7:07 pm A caller from Rough Rider Ridge reported that a suspicious gray vehicle was in the neighborhood last night. The vehicle came back to someone in the area.

6:08 pm A 911 caller reported seeing a suspicious vehicle with two stickers on Fruit Street. Officer Arthur Schofield checked the area with a negative find.

4:55 pm A caller from Fruit Street reported a suspicious man in a motor vehicle that had left the area sometime ago. Officer Arthur Schofield responded to write a report.

4:09 pm Officer John Moran stopped a motor vehicle on East Main Street and subsequently arrested a 45 year-old male from Uxbridge and charged him with Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended and Failure to Stop for Police.

3:18 pm A caller complained about speeding vehicles on Hayden Rowe Street near the High School.

2:39 pm Several 911 callers reported that a transformer blew and there was a small fire on top of a telephone pole on ash Street. Two officers responded to assist the Fire Department.

1:22 pm A walk-in from School Street spoke with Officer Stephen Buckley regarding an on-going issue with construction vehicles after hours in his neighborhood.

6:28 am A motorist reported that an erratic operator got onto Route 495 from West Main Street. The State Police were notified.

12:59 am A caller reported that there was a suspicious motor vehicle parked on Wilson Street. Three officers spoke with the occupants of the vehicle and sent them on their way.


Monday, May 18, 2015

8:25 pm A resident of Teresa Road reported receiving a call from a company who was trying to collect money for their organization. After hanging up, he looked them up on the internet and stated that they had a reputation for preying on elderly people to collect money.

8:11 pm A resident of Honeysuckle Circle reported finding his mailbox damaged early this morning.

5:44 pm A 911 caller from Knoll Road reported seeing a mid 2000's gray Chevy Malibu operated by an older male in the area and believed that it may be the vehicle from the news that was approaching children. Two officers checked the area but could not locate the vehicle.

4:11 pm A motorist reported a road rage incident where the other operator threatened him. Officer Arthur Schofield responded but was unable to locate the vehicle.

11:26 am An Eastview Road resident reported that his neighbor was harassing him by running loud machinery and stated that this was an on-going issue. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and spoke with them.

7:31 am A caller from Washington Lane reported that theirs and other neighbor's mailboxes were knocked of their posts. Two officers responded to check the area.

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Up on the Roof

May 22, 2015 — Workers are lit by a large reflective light source on top of the roof of the Fire Station this week while installing a moisture barrier.

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Thursday night (5/21) Hopkinton Democrats caucused and elected our delegation to the 2015 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention.
The delegation will be:

Brian Hassan, Darlene Hayes, Maureen Bumiller, Frank D'Urso, Laura Hanson, Paul McCarthy, Andrew Hayes, Christine Dietz

Congratulations to all our delegates.
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Return of the Native

May 21, 2015 —Youth Commission Chair Margie Wiggin, left, introduced Hopkinton HS graduate Denise McBride-Hildreth as the newly hired Director of Youth and Family Services to the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday. She is currently a doctoral candidate.

        Selectman Vice-Chair John Coutinho said, "Welcome home."

       "This is where I want to be," she replied.

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No Spoon, No Cry

May 21, 2015—The former Golden Spoon property is coming into its own, with the Starbucks exterior ready for a finishing touch. Its unique brand of sharp coffee taste and iconic new-age style of presentation will make it stand out among the Dunkin' Donuts across the street a stone's-throw away. and the Cumberland Farms Gulf Mart, closer than a stones-throw, with its 99-cent all-sizes coffee and expanded ready-to-eat foods.

       The steel skeleton in the background appears smaller than it is due to the use of a wide-angle 17mm lens, which pushes background objects more to the rear. That building will house a Unibank, and  perhaps a grocery store, if the applicants are moving forward without the beer and wine license they wanted but were denied. The Golden Spoon will, if all goes as planned, be reopening across Lumber Street when Paul Mastroianni expands his strip mall.

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Somewhere, Over the Rainbow

May 21, 2015—The image above was produced using High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography and saturation controls, giving the scene at Hopkinton State Park's Main Beach a surreal look.

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May 21, 2015—Like springtime flowers, these colorful vessels appear on the same dock each year on Hopkinton Reservoir.
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Rural Feel

May 21, 2015—One of the most valued features of Hopkinton, according to a survey done a few years ago, was the "rural feel," as we see above in Woodville. The purpose of the animals moving toward the camera might be misconstrued as wanting to have their photo taken, or just curious about the human at the fence. But the most likely reason for their moving toward the human is that they equate humans with food. They received some tall sweet grass as a reward for their visit.

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MSP To Have Strong Presence Over Long Weekend

 

May 21, 2015—The Massachusetts State Police will supplement regular road patrols with several additional traffic enforcement operations for the upcoming holiday weekend, including three sobriety checkpoints, extra patrols, and a high-visibility presence at state parks, beaches and reservations.

State troopers will conduct sobriety checkpoints tonight (Thursday) in Suffolk County, Friday night in Plymouth County, and Saturday night in Worcester County. The goal of the checkpoints, which are conducted according to all applicable laws and department policy, is crash reduction by identifying and apprehending impaired operators. The exact locations are not released prior to the start of each checkpoint.

State Police are also in the midst of a “Click It Or Ticket” campaign to enforce the state’s seatbelt law and other motor vehicle laws. The campaign utilizes federal grants provided by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration and disseminated through the state Executive Office of Public Safety to fund extra road patrols for state and local police departments. Beginning tonight and continuing throughout the long weekend, State Police will roll several extra patrols per troop per day, split up among the three daily shifts.

Additionally, Memorial Day marks the beginning of extra high-visibility patrols at state-run urban parks and beaches in Greater Boston, Northeastern Massachusetts and Southeastern Massachusetts. These patrols will continue throughout the next few weeks to enhance public safety during the start of the summer recreation season. The patrols will be deployed on dates and locations as determined by the commander of each of the three relevant geographic troops, A, H, and D. As well, State Police have already begun extra patrols on Revere Beach, which will continue on busy nights throughout the summer.

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The First 100 Years are the Toughest

If you see Ralph Edwards tomorrow, May 22, wish him a happy 90th !
Photo by Nancy Drawe

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Parade and Memorial Day Events in Hopkinton
Honor Veterans with Ceremonies, Parade and Taps

On Monday, May 25, 2015, Hopkinton will hold its annual Memorial Day commemorative events. Events will include prayers, readings, playing of “Taps”, gun salutes, a parade and will culminate with the raising of the flag and the singing of the National Anthem at the Town Common.

Events will begin at the Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville at 9:45 a.m. At 10:30, veteran memorial locations on Mayhew Street will each be honored. The parade to the Town Common Gazebo will start at 11:15 and end at noon with the traditional raising of the flag and the singing of the National Anthem.

The parade route is from Mayhew Street to Main Street to the Town Common with veterans, vintage military vehicles, fire trucks, the High School Band, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and others marching. Best viewing is between Colella’s and the Common. Light lunch and refreshments to follow the ceremonies at St. John’s Parish Center.

Following the town center events; “Lest We Forget” will be a walking tour of Evergreen Cemetery commemorating the 150th anniversary of the final year of the Civil War. Tours will depart from Comey Chapel, in the center of the cemetery and will run from 1-4 P.M.

Please join us to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Services.

In case of rain, all services will be held at the Saint John’s Parish Center, on Church St. at 11:00 a.m.

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