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From the Selectmen's Tuesday Agenda:
ANNUAL APPOINTMENTS BY BOARD OF SELECTMEN (ACTION)

The Board of Selectmen will begin making appointments to various boards and Committees for various terms. Additional appointments will be made at the next meeting. 1. Director of Municipal Inspections annual appointments (ACTION) 2. Board & Committee appointments - June 19, 2018 (ACTION) Board of Appeals; Capital Improvement Committee; Conservation ` Commission; Special Constable; Community Preservation Committee; Historic District Commission; Personnel Committee; Veterans Celebration Committee; Woodville Historic District Commission

 

 The Board of Selectmen made the following appointments:

● Board of Appeals, Full Member, term expiring 6/30/23: Mark Hyman (5-0)

● Board of Appeals, Associate Members, terms expiring 6/30/23: Walter Garland and Margaret Shaw (4-1)

● Capital Improvement Committee, terms expiring 6/30/23: Ramya Kumaraswmy and Alton Chen (5-0)

● Conservation Commission, terms expiring 6/30/21: Kerry Reed, Jeff Barnes and Janine LeBlanc (5-0)

● Special Constable, term expiring 6/30/21: R. Scott Gonfrade (5-0)

● Personnel Committee, terms expiring 6/30/21: Patricia Duarte and Kathleen LaFlash (5-0)

● Veterans Celebration Committee, term expiring 6/30/21: Seldon MacNeill (5-0)

● Veterans Celebration Committee, term expiring 6/30/21: Patrick Atwell (5-0)

● Woodville Historic District Commission, Resident of District, term expiring 6/30/21: Craig Nation (5-0)

● Woodville Historic District Commission, Historical Commission nominee, term expiring 6/30/21: Nancy Peters (5-0)

● Hopkinton Historic District Commission: 1) Resident of District, term expiring 6/30/21: Beth Kelly; 2) Boston Society of Architects nominee, term expiring 6/30/21: Jeanette Thomson; 3) Historical Society nominee, term expiring 6/30/21: Maryanne Chambers; 4) At-Large position, term expiring 6/30/19: Melanie Smith. (5-0)

    

State Police investigating Route 91 fatal Tanker Crash in Whately

  June 21, 2018 -- Yesterday afternoon at about 12:07 p.m., State Police responded to a tractor trailer roll over on Route 91 Northbound at the 33.4 mile marker in Whately which claimed the life of the driver, Jody Crosby, 47, of Seymour, Ct..

 

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Amy Maclean indicates that a 2018 Freightliner tractor pulling a tanker trailer with gasoline was traveling on Route 91 Northbound when, for reasons still under investigation, the operator lost control of the vehicle, causing it to travel off the right side of the road and rollover. The area the crash occurred was down to one lane of travel for construction and had been for several miles when the crash occurred.

 

The operator and sole occupant of the Freightliner was pronounced deceased at the scene.

 

The resulting crash and Hazmat spill closed Route 91 northbound and southbound. The tanker required the fuel to be off loaded prior to any removal operation.

 

The cause of this crash remains under investigation with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section, the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section, the MSP Airwing, Troop B CAT team, and Troopers assigned to the Hampshire County District Attorney’s Office.

 

State police were assisted by Whately Fire and EMS, Regional Hazmat, Westover Fire, MEMA, D.E.P., Mass DOT and the ME’s office.


Sally Drawe


June 20, 2018 -- Nancy Drawe is pleased with her little girl Sally's behavior at the flag retirement ceremony on Flag Day.
We believe Sally was even saluting, but we can't see it because she used her left paw.

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Cemetery Damage


June 20, 2018 -- Cemetery Commissioner John Palmer, as well as the volunteer who planted them, is unhappy that someone has removed all of the blossoms from the day lilies that were planted recently at the East Hopkinton Cemetery on Clinton Street. Anyone with info, please email johnpalmer87@verizon.net
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World War II US Marine to be Laid to Rest on Friday -- Flags to be Lowered

Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset at all state buildings on Friday, June 22, 2018, the day of interment, in honor of Private First Class John William MacDonald, USMC, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division.

PFC Williams, a native of Somerville, MA, participated in the invasion of Tarawa Atoll and was Killed in Action during the assault on Beach Red 3 on 20 November 1943.  His remains have been identified and are returning home to be laid to rest at the Bourne National Cemetery in Bourne, Massachusetts.

This gubernatorial orders apply to:

1.  The main or administration building of each public institution of the Commonwealth, e.g. town and city halls.

2.  Other state-owned or state-controlled buildings.

3.  All state military installations.

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Trooper Helps Deliver Baby in Somerville

At approximately 7:15 a.m. today the State Police Barracks in Medford were notified that a woman had gone into labor in a vehicle that was pulled over on McGrath Highway at Puritan Road in Somerville.

 

Trooper Karl Johnson, who was on his way to court, was the closest Trooper to the vehicle and rushed to the scene. When he arrived the baby was beginning to crown.

 

Without hesitation, Trooper Johnson assisted the mother in delivery of a baby girl. Trooper Johnson then cleared the baby’s airway and monitored her condition until Cataldo EMS paramedics Cristine Janiak and Sean Byron arrived on scene and took over the baby’s care. The baby and her mother and father were transported to Massachusetts General Hospital. Both baby and mother were reported to be doing well.

Selectmen Brian Herr Changes Voter Registration from Republican Party to Unenrolled

by Robert Falcione
June 20, 2018 -- Consenting to a short interview this afternoon, Brian Herr, recently reelected to his fourth term as a Hopkinton Selectman, said that the residents who recently voted have a right to know [that he is no longer a Republican, and has changed his standing to unenrolled]. This reporter asked why he did it.
     "I have been thinking about it for months now, because of what's going on in Washington and Congress.
     "I've invested a lot of time and money [Mr. Herr ran for US Senate as a Republican in 2014], but as a result of what's going on in Washington, I can't sit around and do nothing," he said.
      If political parties are known to assist candidates, where will he get his future support?
     "I was pretty clear that this will be my fourth and final term as Selectman. I am not sure I would need support," he said.
     "The Republican Party in Washington and Capitol Hill, has completely lost its way.
     "Hearing young kids crying for their parents is beyond heart-wrenching," said the father of five.
      "I won't stand for it anymore with the Republicans.
      "It's the right thing to do," he said.

      HopNews file photo


TOWN OF HOPKINTON
Town Manager/Board of Selectmen’s Office
 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748
508-497-9700
 

June 19, 2018 Hopkinton Planning Board Vacancy Announcement The Planning Board currently has one vacancy and the Town is seeking candidates for the position. The term of office will expire at the May, 2019 election. The Planning Board is an elected board, whose members serve five year terms. The establishment of municipal Planning Boards is authorized by Mass. General Law, Chapter 41, Section 81A. Among its many diverse roles, the Board is charged with the following duties, which are contained in the General Laws and the Hopkinton Zoning and General Bylaws:


● Adopting a Master Plan for the Town;
● Serving as the local authority for the Subdivision Control Law; adopting Rules and Regulations governing the subdivision of land in Hopkinton; reviewing all preliminary and definitive subdivision plan submittals, and endorsing approval-not-required plans;
● Drafting and submitting zoning amendments for consideration by the Town;
● Serving as a Special Permit Granting Authority; ● Reviewing and proposing the acceptance of streets as public ways, with recommendation to the Town Meeting; ● Serving as Site Plan Review authority for non-residential Site Plans;
● Issuing permits to remove trees and stone walls within street rights of way on designated scenic roads; recommends roads for scenic road designation by Town Meeting.


 Interested parties must be a registered voter in the Town of Hopkinton and should apply on-line by Friday, June 29, 2018. To apply, please visit the Town’s pilot website and apply through the online volunteer form here: pilot.hopkintonma.gov/HUG . For further information about the duties of the Planning Board, please contact Georgia Wilson, Principal Planner, at 508-497-9745 or gwilson@hopkintonma.gov .

    


Hopkinton Police Incident Log

June 19, 2018

Existing Arrest
MassBay Vets to Run to Home Base

 

WELLESLEY HILLS, MA (June 20, 2018) –MassBay Community College student veterans Charles Santamaria, Derek Jordan and Paul Averi will participate in the 9th annual 9K Run to Home Base at Fenway Park on July 28, 2018 to support veterans and their families.

Charles Santamaria of Millis is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Derek Jordan of Hudson is a veteran of the United States Army and Paul Averi of Walpole is a United States Navy veteran. The student veterans formed the team “The Bucc Trotters” to help support veterans and bring awareness to available healthcare programs. Santamaria, Jordan and Averi are all members of the MassBay Student Veterans Club.

MassBay offers academic advising, career counseling, and support services to assist our veteran students to succeed. Among the resources available to MassBay’s veteran students is the on-campus Veterans Resource Center, nicknamed “The Bunker” which opened in spring 2011. MassBay currently enrolls more than 140 veteran students each semester.

To support The Bucc Trotters visit their Run to Home Base page: http://bit.ly/2FEpj3D

For more information on the Run to Home Base; www.runtohomebase.org .

For more information on MassBay Community College; www.massbay.edu .

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8th Grade Promotion


June 20, 2018 -- The 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony last night in the HHS Athletic Center saw about 270 students move up the ranks. It is always held the day before the last day of school.
Family Stuff

 
Anachronism


June 20, 2018 -- Waters Farm in Sutton, a privately run restored farmland and buildings is open to the public for watching wildlife, tours and events.

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First Rehearsal


June 20, 2018 -- Musicians of all ages got together last night in the HHS Music Room for the first rehearsal of the Hopkinton Community Summer Band, which will be performing on the Hopkinton Common on July 22, 2018 at 5:00 pm as part of the Concerts on the Common series.

Roundup

   

June 19, 2018 -- Having the swamp to themselves, the 7 ducklings were rounded up and are pushed away from the camera by mother duck, upholding a longstanding camera-shy tradition.
        The ducks are in the same swamp as the frequently photographed, camera-friendly great blue herons on these pages, which were basking above them (photo, below) when this photo was taken.


REMINDER: Begins Thursday
Fay School's Sunset Playdates
(NOTE: New July and August dates)

Join us this summer for a fun family night out on our playground! Enjoy live music by local children's musicians and an after-dinner popsicle! 

Thursday, June 21 - Mr. Bill from Apple Tree Arts

Wednesday, July 25 - Jeannie Mack

Wednesday, August 8 - Alissa Coates


Sunset Playdates take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Fay's Primary School playground and parking will be available at 23 Middle Road in Southborough. They are free to attend, but a registration is required.


Sunset Playdates are open to the public and are designed for children 8 and under. Parents must accompany their children at all times during the event.


Please visit www.fayschool.org/sunset for more information and to register.

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Sunbathing

   

June 19, 2018 -- The babies are growing in our favorite rookery, which is in Oxford. It looks like flying lessons should begin soon. Hopefully, we'll catch a parent standing on the tall branch, holding on with its feet, and flapping its wings to demonstrate for the offspring.

Family Stuff

 
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Hopkinton Police Incident Log
June 18, 2018

Existing Arrest

Roll-Over Crash with Ejection on Route on 495 South in Bridgewater

 

June 19, 2018 -- This morning at about 6:00 a.m., troopers from the State Police Barracks in Middleboro responded to reports of a single vehicle roll-over crash that resulted in the death of the ejected operator.

 

Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2001 Toyota Tundra was traveling Route 495 by exit 7, when for reasons still under investigation, the operator lost control of the vehicle and swerved causing the vehicle to roll-over and come to rest in the median. The operator, a 66-year-old man from Clearwater, Fla. was ejected. He was transported to Morton Hospital where he was determined deceased.

 

The victim’s direction of travel prior to the crash remains under investigation.

 

The northbound left travel lane is temporarily closed for the investigation.

 

The cause of this crash remains under investigation with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section, troopers assigned to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.

 

State Police are being assisted at the scene by Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Raynham and Bridgewater Fire and EMS.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending family notification.

    
The Learning Center of Hopkinton Graduation 2018 and More...
Trish Miller, Thank you for years of support. Enjoy "retirement"
Family Stuff

 
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from June 11, 2018 - June 18, 2018
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
Address
Buyer
Price
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
10 Colella Farm Road Anuj Tripathi, Kavita Tripathi $776,000 June 18, 2018 Greg Cohan, et. al.
33 Pleasant Street Maged Ahmed El-Sergani Maged $440,000 June 18, 2018 George M Dolan
292 Hayden Rowe Rizwan Malik, Batul Juma $477,000 June 18, 2018 Bradford D Verrechia
5 West Main Street Marianne C Auger $321,250 June 18, 2108 Kevin C Ahearn
273 Hayden Rowe Street Christian Apollon, Whitney Marie Apollon $410,000 June 15, 2018 Gregory J Sieczkiewicz, et. al.
37 Primrose Circle Senthilkmaran Vaithilingam, et. al. $674,995 JUne 15, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England
1 Honeysuckle Circle Deepak Mohan,Pavithra Ashok $750,000 June 15, 2018 Christopher M Gildea
30 Crispwater Way #182 Madhusudhana R Gone, Kalpana GTone $518,000 June 15, 2018 Andrew Piccirillo, Jessica Piccirillo
50 Primrose Circle #198 Harish O Parmar, et. al. $714,905 June 14, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England
7 Spruce Street  #83 Vejella Haree Babu Dappalapudi et al $560,105 June 13, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England
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16 Ledgestone Dr David A Simpson, Nicole T Simpson $720,000 June 11, 2018 Gregory C O'Neil, Karen E O'Neil
7 Turnbridge Lane Weng Zhang, Yi ng Zehangg $322,000 June 8, 2018 David A Simpson, Nicole T Simpson
5 Spruce Street Ramakrishna, Vandanapu Siva $569,975 June 8, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England
17 East Street Ryan E Rastani $480,000 June 8, 2018 Joseph A Calo Jr
26 Granite Street Mark Mercer, Corrie Mercer $599,000 June 8, 2018 Martin O Racenis, Martin G Racenis
8 Commonwealth Ave Miriam E Marcis $450,000 June 7, 2018 Mark W Mercer, Corrie Jae Mercer
10 Lilac Ct # 14b Abushamath Therverkandy, et. al. $340,000 June 7, 2018 Sethu Sekhar, Vidhya Sekhar
158 Ash Street Erica G Anastas, Daniel G Anastas $481,000 June 5, 2018 Steven J Wolpe
1 Spruce Street #80 Manpreet Singh Bhatia et. al. $566,450 June 4, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England
12 Claflin Street Stephanie M Hutch $391,753 June 4, 2018 Janice P Guy

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Hopkinton Police Log
June 15 -- June 18, 2018

One New Arrest

Abundance


June 17, 2018 -- This squirrel isn't waiting for anything to fall from its tree as it stuffs its face this afternoon at Waters Farm in Sutton.
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Harvest Time


June 17, 2018 -- Another photo from Waters Farm in Sutton, where a longstanding, but now-rare, New England tradition continues.
    
Good Neighbors


June 18, 2018 -- This stone wall being erected on the property of the new Dunkin' Donuts at 76 West Main Street next to a veterinarian service will fulfill the adage from a Robert Frost poem, "Good fences make good neighbors," following years of legal intervention from neighbors attempting to stop its construction.
Pretty to Look at

June 18, 2018 -- People need to watch their step on top of the Hopkinton Reservoir Dam, because these Canada geese use the area to defecate indiscriminately.

Family Stuff

 
Not a Bandit


June 18, 2018 -- This cedar waxwing didn't mind a few photos on Sunday.

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State Police Investigate Hit and Run of Bicyclist in Revere,

Arrest Unlicensed Driver for OUI with Bike Still Attached to the Car

 

June 17, 2018 -- Early this morning, at approximately 2:20 a.m., calls were of a bicyclist struck by a vehicle on Revere Beach Parkway in Revere. Callers reported the vehicle that struck the bicyclist did not stay at the scene. The vehicle reportedly fled Route 16 westbound.

 

Upon arrival, near 943 Revere Beach Parkway, Trooper Stephen Thomson located a bicyclist, a 56-year-old man from Winthrop, who had been struck and sustained non-life threatening injuries. The bicyclist was transported by ambulance to Mass General Hospital.

 

A short time later, Chelsea Police located and stopped the suspected vehicle, with the bicycle still attached to the front end, on Washington Avenue in Chelsea.

 

Troopers responded and after a brief investigation, identified the driver, JOSUE FLORES-OCHOA, 27, of Everett, and placed him under arrest for several offenses.

 

FLORES-OCHOA was charged with the following offenses;
1.  OUI-Liquor
2.  Leaving the scene of a personal injury crash
3.  Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle
4.  Negligent operation of a motor vehicle

The remaining facts and circumstances are currently under investigation by troopers assigned to the State Police Revere Barracks.

~Contributed


Excerpts from Bill's Pizzeria with Tim Leavitt Last Night


June 17, 2018 -- Check out Tim's extraordinary use of modern musical tools, expert voice and guitar, and a set list to please everyone. Plug those speakers in.

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Excerpts from Wachadoo at Center for the Arts Last Night


June 17, 2018 -- Wachadoo, a group of seasoned musician-performers, have put together some original music and made a CD. They had a release party last night at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. Check out their strong, moving, tribal beat and out-front political positions. Make sure the speakers are plugged in and turned up.
Family Stuff

 
Tim Leavitt at Bill's Pizzeria

June 16, 2018 -- Tim Leavitt, known in these parts for performing with Hot Acoustics, wowed the lounge at Bill's Pizzeria this evening playing all time favorites and requests as a solo, with a rich, full sound. We'll have a couple minutes of video Sunday.

Wachadoo CD Release at HCA

June 16, 2018 -- Wachadoo held a CD Release party at Hopkinton Center for the Arts in front of a group of fans enthusiastic for its driving, big beat, thought-provoking original music. HopNews will process a couple of minutes of their performance on Sunday for presentation on this page.

    
"Redemption" Wins

June 16, 2018 -- The Arts in Bloom exhibit at Hopkinton Center for the Arts is winding down soon. Above is "Redemption" an acrylic by Lissa Banks that won First Place. Stop by to see it and the other wonders before the exhibit is packed up.

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Pollen in the Park


June 16, 2018 -- Most of the major pollen has fallen and washed away, unlike a couple of weeks ago when it was piling up at the shore near Hopkinton Reservoir Dam, above.


Fly Like an Eagle


June 16,2018 -- Thanks to Mitchell Campbell for sharing this photo of a bald eagle he took with his cell phone while kayaking today on Lake Whitehall. The photo has been cropped from a vertical mode original to the one above, showing only a portion of the full frame image to get closer.
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Everett Man Found Guilty of Murder in Connection with 2016 Fatal Shooting     

EVERETT — Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Everett Chief of Police Steven Mazzie have announced that Cristian Nunez, 19, of Everett, was found guilty by a Middlesex Superior Court jury today of second-degree murder in connection with the January 3, 2016 fatal shooting of 19-year-old Omar Wilfredo Reyes, of Everett.

Judge Laurence Pierce scheduled motions and sentencing for June 25 at 9:00 a.m.

“This defendant participated in a coordinated plan with two other men to lure the victim from his home under false pretenses with the intention to end the victim’s life. As a result of the defendant’s actions a 19-year-old young man was tragically murdered. Although this case remains open with two additional defendants charged, we hope that today’s verdict provides some measure of comfort to the family of Omar Wilfredo Reyes,” said District Attorney Ryan. “I am grateful to our partners in the Massachusetts State Police, the Everett Police Department and the State Police Crime Lab DNA Unit for their work on this case.”

At approximately 12:20 a.m. on January 3, 2016, Everett Police responded to a report of an injured man under the Tileston Street Bridge behind Carter Street in Everett. Upon arrival, they located Reyes, who had sustained a gunshot wound to the head. He was found directly beneath MS-13 graffiti and it appeared that the victim had been wearing headphones when he was shot as his music was still playing when he was located by a passerby. Reyes was then transported to Massachusetts General Hospital where he died from his injuries on January 4.

Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and Everett Police immediately began an investigation.

Through their investigation, authorities learned that on January 2, 2016, the victim allegedly received several messages from Jose Vasquez Ardon, 19, of Everett, asking him to meet up. Reyes was met by the defendant who was allegedly accompanied by Ardon, and Rigoberto Landaverde-Lemus, 22, of Everett, at the underpass of the Tileston Street Bridge where the fatal shooting occurred. Authorities also observed that the victim had a 14 inch slash in his jacket.

Investigators obtained surveillance footage from where Reyes was supposed to meet the defendants. In one clip, the surveillance shows three males and the victim. About seven and a half minutes later, the three defendants can be seen emerging without the victim.

A search was conducted of the home of Jose Vasquez Ardon which resulted in authorities locating clothing hidden in the basement ceiling rafters. That clothing was tested for DNA and gunshot residue. Results indicated that a DNA on a sweatshirt matched the DNA of Nunez, and was found with other clothing containing gunshot residue.

Ardon was arrested in Revere and Nunez was arrested in Malden on January 30, 2016. Landaverde-Lemus was arrested by Chelsea Police for possession of a loaded firearm on June 26, 2016. He was subsequently charged with murder in connection to this case on September 21, 2016 after authorities allegedly matched his DNA to the DNA found on the recovered clothing.

Jose Vasquez Ardon and Rigoberto Landaverde-Lemus are both charged with murder. These charges are allegations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

This case was investigated by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, the Everett Police Department and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

The prosecutors assigned to this case were Assistant District Attorneys Elizabeth Dunigan, Carrie Spiros and Nicole Nixon. The Victim Witness Advocate was Dora Quiroz.

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Please enjoy a fairly short conversation from this afternoon with Library Director Heather Backman, who gave us some insight on how the library is being used, what rooms could see more use, and how many new people applied for library cards. We had a scheduled reporter become unavailable, and so I had to give the interview in my plaid, sit-by-the-firepit shirt, which was supposed to be behind the camera; and Denise Antaki helped out, on very short notice, by operating the camera. Thanks to her, and thanks to Director Backman for an informative, earnest update. ~ Robert
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Jeffrey Paul Leal, 21

Jeffrey Paul Leal, 21, of Hopkinton, passed away at his home on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Born in Framingham, he was the son of Rachel D. (Dyer) and Gregory C. Leal of Hopkinton.


A lifelong Hopkinton resident, Jeff was a 2014 graduate of the Welding program at Keefe Tech in Framingham. He was athletic and funny and enjoyed skiing, vacationing in Maine, fishing, hunting and loved watching the Patriots.


Besides his parents, he is survived by his longtime girlfriend, Stephanie Kimball of Ayer; his brother, Joshua Leal and his partner, Kayla Anderson of Hopkinton; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.


Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 19th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. . A graveside service will take place on Wednesday, June 20th at 11:00 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery, Hopkinton. Friends and family are invited to join at the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. to follow in procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Beginning Wellness Program, P. O. Box 3209 Framingham, MA. 01705 or nbprograms.com  

    
Flag Retirement Ceremony


June 15, 2018 -- At Fruit Street Fields. From Carolyn Dykema's facebook page.


Hopkinton Police Incident Log
June 14, 2018

One Arrest


St. John's Rummage Sale Wrapping up
Lots of free stuff!
Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
$2.00 admission, all clothing, white elephant items, picture frames, toys... are free!  All furniture is 75% off!

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  • Old Friends at The Learning Center of Hopkinton


    June 15, 2018 -- Owner of TLC Hopkinton, Trish Miller, announced her retirement last evening following pre-school graduation ceremonies that brought former students and teachers together for a surprise well-wishing (Above). In many cases, the teachers are former students. Jen Blodgett and Melissa LaPonte will be taking over the business.
    Below, the camera panning with the excited and speedy student throws everything else into a blur. We hope to have many more photos processed by Monday.
Family Stuff

 
Why Did the Geese Cross the Street?

June 15, 2018 -- Colleen Roy pulled over to let these Canada goose families cross West Main Street at Price Chopper, and took a photo while she waited. Ironically, her father, Dan McIntyre, was the traffic engineer for the plaza and its surrounding roadways when it was constructed, but this goose-crossing was not on the plans.

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Hopkinton Military History

     
In keeping with a continuing examination of Hopkinton veterans' contribution to military history, those who attended the recent Vets Breakfast reviewed the Italian Campaign of World War II.  Several soldiers from Hopkinton were in the heat of that battle.

 

     The Italian Campaign began in mid-1943, with the invasion of Sicily.  For 2 years, until V-E Day, the allies engaged the German enemy north-westerly up the Apennine spine of Italy, costing hundreds of thousands of casualties on each side.  American casualties at Anzio alone were 59 thousand.  Forces of the US 5th Army under Lt. General Mark W. Clark led the main allied offensive during the campaign.  The 5th comprised 5 American divisions and 3 British divisions.  

     From Hopkinton, Raymond J. Fair, Jr., was an original member of Battery A, 985th Field Artillery Battalion.  The unit continually shelled the enemy with 150 mm "Long Tom" guns from the western Italian shore near Anzio to the mountainous Monte Cassino.  Breaking through the Gustav Line was largely due to the efforts of the 985th.  

     John "Chuck" Hunt was assigned to the 61st MP Company, and served as a guard for general Clark.  In Hopkinton Chuck was easily recognized by his height, estimated at 6' 4" or 5".  General Clark was equally tall, creating an imposing duo.  The selectivity of Chuck's assignment can be appreciated knowing about his commander.  Clark was never a colonel; he was promoted directly to brigadier general.  Clark was the youngest major general in the US Army, and the youngest lieutenant general.

     Guy DeStefano was assigned to a howitzer unit, and Frank Tedeschi to an artillery unit during the campaign.  Few details are known.

     In 1944, soon after LtGen Clark opted to move into Rome, a controversial decision some say, the allied battle plans changed considerably.  D-Day was 6 June 1944!

     The Hopkinton veterans who were among the discussion group are shown in front of a photo collage comprising LtGen Clark, Chuck Hunt, Ray Fair, Jr., Frank Tedeschi, and the ruins of Monte Cassino.  The veterans are (L to R): Hank Allessio, Ed O'Leary, Ron Remillard, Bruce Smith, Unk., Russ Greve, Ed Mongiat, Eric Sonnett, and Bob Santucci.  ~ Contributed by Hank Allessio

    

 

by Michael Karlis

Possibilities for the soon to be vacant Center School include a youth recreational center, administrative offices, and classrooms for life skills, according to The Center School Reuse Advisory Committee.


Last night's meeting was the committee's second meeting in four months. The committee invited Superintendent Dr. Carol Cavanaugh, Director of Parks and Rec Bob Dobinski, and Director of Youth and Family Services Denise Hildreth to present how their department would utilize the space.


Demolition of 1950’s addition of Center School

 

 

Co-Chairmen of the committee, Ken Weismantel, began the presentation saying the goal of the committee is to maintain the historic facade facing the common and to preserve 1980's addition where the gym is.

 

Weismantel also noted that the town will have to pay $890,000 to remove hazardous material from Center School.

 

We [will] get a new entrance to the parks and rec building. We have to demolish the 1950’s addition, and that would include perhaps the principal's office on the north side of the building,” Weismantel said.

 

Center school, constructed in three phases, includes the iconic landmark built in 1928, the narrow structure connecting the main building to the gym built in 1950, and the gym complex built in the 1980's.

 

According to the proposal, the second addition will be demolished as it is no longer useful. Chairman Richard Flannery cited the fact that the library considered using this part of Center School during their renovation but decided against the idea due to safety concerns.

 

Possible uses for Center School

 

Dr. Cavanaugh, representing the interests of the school district, proposed two classrooms for the high schools “life skills” program which will be in the 1928 building. This program, mandated by the Commonwealth, includes 18-22-year-olds on Individual Education Plans (IEP).

 

 

Dr. Cavanaugh admitted that Hopkinton high school currently only has three students enrolled in the program, but added that Hopkinton could bring in youths from other towns and charge tuition as high as $60,000.


Dobinski and Hildreth proposed that the 1980s addition and gym would become a youth center for children. Dobinski suggested that the gym will be home to various Parks and Rec leagues such as Rec Basketball, but also will include non-athletic related programs such as STEM and Art Class, Red Class Classes, and a kid’s newsroom.


Hildreth, a self-described “risk management reduction specialist,” cited how family life today is harder now than ever before and how space would allow youth to have a home away from home.


Town Clerk Connor Degan proposed that some space in the original building should be for town record storage. Currently town records are stored in the basement of Department of Public Works Building. The humid New England summers and cold winters are causing permanent damage to the documents and must move to a climate controlled environment, according to Degan.


The last proposal came from Jane Moran, Chair of the Upper Charles Trail Committee. The Upper Charles Trail, which begins in Milford and ends at Hopkinton State Park, would be rerouted to include the refurbished Center School.


This would be a real Jewel of the trail if we could do this,” Moran said.

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Fay School's Sunset Playdates

Join us this summer for a fun family night out on our playground! Enjoy live music by local children's musicians and an after-dinner popsicle! 

Thursday, June 21 - Mr. Bill from Apple Tree Arts

Wednesday, July 25 - Jeannie Mack

Wednesday, August 8 - Alissa Coates


Sunset Playdates take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Fay's Primary School playground and parking will be available at 23 Middle Road in Southborough. They are free to attend, but a registration is required.


Sunset Playdates are open to the public and are designed for children 8 and under. Parents must accompany their children at all times during the event.


Please visit www.fayschool.org/sunset for more information and to register.

    



Hopkinton Police Incident Log

June 13, 2018
No arrests this reporting period

Water Quality Report Also Online
The Hopkinton Water Department annual water quality report has been completed and delivered. You can find a copy on our website at the link below. Additional copies can be found at Town Hall, the water department and the Library.

http://bit.ly/HopWater2017 
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Frank (Francis J.) Foisy, 95

 

Frank (Francis J.) Foisy, age 95, went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday June 12, 2018 and is now singing with the angels. He was at home in Livonia, MI surrounded by his loving family.

 

Frank was born on May 27, 1923 in Detroit, MI and married his high school sweetheart Marilyn (Armstrong) on May 4, 1946. They just celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary. Frank served with the Army Infantry in WWII. He was captured in Italy and spent over a year as a POW in Germany, finally being released at the end of the war.

 

Frank lived and loved life with a positive attitude that lifted everyone around him. He enjoyed golf, bowling and singing in the choir.

 

He retired from the US Postal Service in 1985, and split his time between Livonia, MI and Palmetto, FL. At his Piney Point home in Florida, he sang in two choirs, acted, and cooked often for community events. He loved to engage in the football rivalry between the University of Michigan and Ohio State.

 

Frank is survived by his wife Marilyn, his children Carol and Dairell Abbott of Northville, MI, Ron and Barb Foisy of Hopkinton, MA, Sandy Foisy of Livonia, and Bob Foisy of Laguna Hills, CA. Frank and Marilyn were blessed to have five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

Plans are being made for a funeral mass and a memorial celebration of Frank’s life. Memorial contributions can be made to Angela Hospice of Livonia, MI.

Family Stuff

 
Inspiration

June 14, 2018 --The floor near the side entrance of the newly dedicated Marathon Elementary School, taken last Saturday.

Jump!


June 14, 2018 -- A 1/800th of a second shutter speed is adequate to stop most normal motion; but a 1/1200th might have stopped the rain drops from elongating, and the sparrow's feet from blurring, taken during a very light rain today, as the sparrow jumped up and flew away in a slit-second.

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Framed

June 14, 2018 -- The statue of George V. Brown, The Starter, by Hopkinton sculptor Michael Alfano is framed by trees on both sides, whose branches and lawn shadow below form a natural vignette looking from Park Street.

    
Wind-whipped Whitehall


June 14, 2018 -- Tuesday's high winds whipped Whitehall into whitecaps in some areas.
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Family Stuff

 
Interfaith


June 13, 2018 -- Above, Leader of the Islamic Masumeen Center of New England on Wood Street, Maulana Agha Mehdi, speaks to the invited interfaith gathering last night, emphasizing beliefs and figures that the ancient religious share. Guests from Christian Churches and Jewish communities were invited to speak, all of them finding common ground with one another. Below, according to stated tradition, the genders are segregated during the Holy Month of Ramadhan. Guests were invited to join the congregation for a family style meal following the prayers and recitations.
 
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Trending

June 13, 2018 -- Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce President Scott Richardson speaks to the "after Hours" gathering at UniBank's Hopkinton Branch last evening as UniBank's President and CEO Sam Pepper and Relationship Branch Manager Cristina Morrissiey observe attendee reactions. The bank has had a recent modernization of its logo, signature colors and interior designs, keeping up with what is trending with the nation's largest banks.
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Hopkinton Police Incident Log
June 12, 2018

No arrests this reporting period
    
Bee Aware


June 13, 2018 -- Girl Scout Troop 65040 recently completed their Silver Award, the 2nd highest achievement in Girl Scouts. The group of eight  7th grade cadettes have been working for over 5 months on spreading awareness on the declining bee population. They started working on  a bee friendly garden early April and completed their project 2 weeks ago. Since then, the girls have been trading off shifts to water the now thriving plants. As a celebration for their success and a thank you to their supporters, the girls hosted an event at the garden on Tuesday, June 12th. The garden is at the head of the Center Trail on Main Street (across from Hopkinton Lumber). Be sure to stop by and take a look. Back from left: Brian Harris, Mike Boelsen, Jane Moran, Claire Wright, Brenda Peixe, Laura Barry. Front from left: Jessica Harris, Kat Niss, Ailene Barry, Kyra Torgerson, Madeleine Ritterbush, Kiley Hunter, Mia Kelly Lanser
Missing from pic: Erin Belger and O’Neil Anderson. ~Laura Barry

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YOU CAN STILL REGISTER: THE 15TH ANNUAL SHARON TIMLIN MEMORIAL 5K,
COLOR RUN AND FAMILY FUN DAY EVENT
  Saturday, June 16th, 2018 @ Hopkinton High School
www.sharontimlinrace.org

Photo for Illustration purposes
   
  A great day for the whole family with the 5K (8:30 AM), the family fun day (8:30 - noon), the fun color run (for 1st - 6th graders at 10 AM)

After the race, join in on the festivities of Famly Fun Day 'til 12noon.  Come dunk your favorite Teacher, Listen to live music by Hot Acoustics, enjoy the Food, Games, Arts & Crafts

Fabulous Raffle & Silent Auction Items will also be a part of this Fun Day. 
RETIRED BOSTON RED SOX PITCHERS & Honored Guests:  Mike TImlin, Tim Wakefield & Mike Myers will be there, and you should be too! 

All proceeds benefit the Angel Fund towards ALS Research:  we are making a huge impact in helping to find a cure for this awful disease



Hopkinton Police Incident Log
June 11, 2018
No new arrests
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