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High Dynamic Range

October 13, 2015 - Fall colors at Hopkinton Reservoir can be captured fully, or even enhanced by the use of HDR (High Dynamic Range) digital capture,  allowing a more brilliant expression than usual, above and below, and especially after added color saturation.
A Lot Divided

October 13, 2015 - The former home of the late Joe Pratt was bursting with color today, the main house framed by brilliant, mature trees. After selling the main acres of farmland to the Town of Hopkinton, the family can split the remaining land into house lots.

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2015 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from October 5, 2015 - October 12, 2015
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
88 Frankland Road Shawn Mauro $485,000 Oct. 9, 2015 Michael Graham, Jennifer Ann Graham
12 Dogwood Way unit 109 Ashish Salvi, Devki Mahambrey $515,045 Oct. 9, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
3 Wilson Circle Antonio M. Neves, Hagit Neves $820,000 Oct. 9, 2015 M G Kane Properties Inc.
199 Trailside Way unit 8-C-2 Fawzi Maher Bishara $225,000 Oct. 9, 2015 Linda M. Reffelt
263 Trailside Way unit 4-C-2 John W. Hunter, John W. Hunter 2010 Realty Trust $240,000 Oct. 6, 2015 Erick R. Dillaber, Elizabeth A. Hendricks
166 Southville Road unit 166A Courtney M. Musselman, Forrest Musselman,
Kendall Musselman
$225,000 Oct. 9, 2015 Arthur A. Anderson, 166 Southville Road Realty Trust
49 Carriage Hill Circle unit 49 Robert D. Roy $610,000 Oct. 7, 2015 Edwin E. Haddad, Hannelore M. Haddad
144 Main Street Patrick J. Maunsell $265,000 Oct. 9, 2015 Stephen F. Byron, Linda G. Byron
61 Forest Street Claudio Matos, Valquiria S. Felicio Matos $400,000 Oct. 9, 2015 Robert J. Cotton, Marie L. Cotton


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CBS4 News Report on Dell Expectation to Purchase EMC


All Aboard

October 12, 2015 - Commuters on the T commuter rail can put down the digital devices for the next couple of days and enjoy the passing scenery on their way to Boston.
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October 12, 2015 - This Catalpa tree beautifully frames this scene for westbound travelers on Pond Street most afternoons of the year.
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Dell Deal Done

Dell buying EMC for $67 billion


From the EMC website:
Dell Inc. and EMC Corporation have signed a definitive agreement under which Dell, together with its owners, Michael S. Dell, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Dell, MSD Partners and Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, will acquire EMC Corporation, while maintaining VMware as a publicly-traded company.


Why EMC? The transaction creates the industry-leader in the extremely attractive high-growth areas of the $2 trillion IT market with complementary product and solutions portfolios, sales teams and R&D investment strategies. The transaction combines two of the world’s greatest technology franchises – with leadership positions in Servers, Storage, Virtualization and PCs – and brings together strong capabilities in the fastest growing areas of our industry, including Digital Transformation, Software Defined Data Center, Hybrid Cloud, Converged Infrastructure, Mobile and Security.

Customer and Partner Benefits 
The combination of Dell and EMC provides unmatched ability to address large and small customers’ rapidly changing critical IT needs. Digital transformation is driving disruption across all industries; transition from traditional on-premise to hybrid public/private cloud infrastructure; and need to balance agility, mobile workforces with persistent security threats. The company will offer customers a broad, end-to-end product portfolio spanning all key compute, networking and storage segments – both legacy and emerging – to address customers facing technology-driven disruption.
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Free Admission

October 11, 2015 - This hawk was a part of the watchable wildlife still hanging around Hopkinton State Park as people with cameras, and photographers, make the trek to capture the colors. See a slideshow below of leaf-peeping and other interesting finds from photographer Robert Falcione's 30 minute ride through the park on Sunday. Seen a Bradley GT-2 lately? There's one of them as well as a couple of the hawk above, seagulls, fallen leaves, a rose... Check it out below:

Trip in New York

October 11, 2015 - Sally Drawe, being held by Nancy Drawe, sends a photo from their visit to Coney Island, New York with a hot dog stand in the background.

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Hopkinton through Poetry: Celebrating 300 Years – Book Launch & Poetry Reading


As part of the Hopkinton 300th anniversary celebration, Hopkinton residents Cheryl Perreault and Cynthia Franca are inviting the community to come and join the celebration of the newly published “Hopkinton Through Poetry: Celebrating 300 Years” Anthology of 36 local poets and writers sharing poems that state what they love about the town of Hopkinton.

The celebratory book launch to be held at the Hopkinton Senior Center on November 6 from 7:00-8:30pm will offer a reading by some of the contributing poets. Attendees will be able to purchase books at this time of debut that will coincide with the year of celebration for Hopkinton's 300th Anniversary. 

The anthology will be available at this event as a limited edition item for $20. All proceeds will be divided and donated to three local Hopkinton organizations offering services to community including The Michael Lisnow Respite Center, Serenity House and Project Just Because. 

More information, call Cheryl Perreault at 508 435-8638 or visit
www.hopkintonthroughpoetrybook.com. To RSVP to the book launch at the Senior Center, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/859708664136648/ .



October 10, 2015 - The gazebo at Ice House Pond, owned by Golden Pond Assisted Living, is surrounded by brilliant color and serene beauty, in contrast to the Monday through Friday sidewalk construction going on across the road on the other side of West Main Street.

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Holliston 35, Hopkinton 14

October 10, 2015 - Above, Sam Lehman slows it down after crossing the goal line Friday night at home against Holliston.
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Dangerous Heroin in Southbridge

SOUTHBRIDGE – Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. and Southbridge Police have issued a warning about an extremely dangerous batch of heroin in the Southbridge area.

The warning comes after two non-fatal overdoses last night, one in the bathroom of a convenience store, the other in a residence.

In both cases, the person who had overdosed was revived after Narcan was administered.

Editor's Note: Southbridge may seem far away, but the type of warning from the Worcester County District Attorney can have far-reaching implications for Hopkinton. In 2014, the death of one 23 year-old was ruled caused by "extreme toxicity" from heroin and cocaine, according to the amended death certificate, and something that had been known to the youth of the Downtown community. Following his death, posters appeared Downtown with the name and number of an alleged heroin supplier, something that made the Boston news.

Recently, the death of a 33 year-old Downtown resident from a heroin overdose was disclosed at his memorial service, long after the youth of the tight-knit Downtown Hopkinton community had already informed one another. It was the final, but not first, overdose for each young man, who was known by merchants to frequent the Downtown businesses near their homes as they grew from children to men.

The Southbridge warning is pertinent to Hopkinton, because there is no one on the street corner Downtown exchanging money for small bags, palmed into the hand of the buyer, who is gone in an instant. However, the scenario does play out in places like Worcester and Southbridge, and parents should know that trips to those places by their scratching, droopy-eyed kids might be a good reason to ask questions about their destination.

Signs of heroin addiction are listed here.

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Two Killed in Franklin Home Explosion*

October 10, 2015 - Today was slated to be the first of a two-day weekend Open House at the Villages at Oak Hill on Innsbruk Way in Franklin, Mass. Instead, the "active adult" community is faced with the aftermath of a unit explosion and subsequent fire in the project with condo units starting at $389,900. According to Fox 25, the Franklin Fire Dept. believes it was likely a propane gas explosion. *Subsequent reports are that two people, Nancy and Richard Brown were killed. Photo Tweeted by Franklin Fire Department.



Wakefield Social Worked Arraigned On Human Trafficking Charges


WOBURN – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, Wakefield Chief of Police Richard Smith, and Reading Chief of Police James Cormier have announced that Rick Hall, 34, of Wakefield, was arraigned in Woburn District Court yesterday on charges of human trafficking of a child under 18 years of age, enticement of a child by electronic communication, posing a child in a state of nudity, and possession of child pornography.


Judge Timothy Gailey set bail at $100,000 cash and ordered the defendant to have no contact with the victims, to not use the internet or use a smart phone to access the internet, to have no contact with anyone under the age of 18, to not work with, or volunteer with anyone under the age of 18, and to surrender his passport. The next scheduled hearing in this case is Thursday, November 5.


“As a social worker, the defendant was mandated by statute to report any form of child abuse,” said District Attorney Marian Ryan. “Instead, the defendant allegedly violated the ethical standards of his position by exploiting minors, and exchanged money for lewd photographs. During this investigation, law enforcement agencies from Middlesex County and Oregon came together in order to stop the defendant’s alleged exploitation of children.”


Wakefield Chief of Police Richard Smith added, “This is a perfect example of law enforcement partners working together not only across the county, but across our nation to allow us to bring Mr. Hall in front of the court. There is no place in our communities for the behavior Mr. Hall is accused of.”


“The charges brought forward yesterday stemming from the exploitation of children are extremely troubling as far too many of our youth continue to fall prey to sexual predators.  I would encourage all parents to monitor their children’s activities on the Internet, including their social media activities.  As helpful as the World Wide Web is, it is also fraught with dangers for our children.  I would like to commend the collaborative efforts of Reading, Massachusetts Police Department Detective Derek Holmes, Grants Pass, Oregon Police Department Detective Archie Lidey, and the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office for their cooperative efforts to stop this child predator,” stated Reading Chief of Police James Cormier.


In August, the Reading Police Department began an investigation of Rick Hall. The defendant had allegedly begun communicating electronically with three 15-year-old girls, who live out of state, and enticed them to exchange pornographic images of themselves for compensation. Hall owns North Shore Recovery Management in Reading.


The Division of Professional Licensure has suspended the defendant’s license pending an investigation and a hearing.


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Incident and Arrests Updated today, October 7, 2015

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


Incident Log

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


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

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

16 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

2 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Arrest Log

Thursday, October 8, 2015

10:26 pm Officer Arthur Schofield arrested James C. Carlile, 32, of St. Ives Way, Marlborough, on Rafferty Road and charged him with Failure to Dim Headlights and OUI Liquor, 2nd Offense.

7:59 pm Officer Peter Booth arrested Spencer H. Torode, 23, of Taft Street, Upton, on West Main Street and charged him with Failure to Signal, Possession of Class B Substance and Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended.

Incident Log

Thursday, October 8, 2015

10:26 pm Officer Arthur Schofield stopped a motor vehicle on Rafferty Road and subsequently arrested a 32 year-old male from Marlborough and charged him with Failure to Dim Headlights and OUI Liquor, 2nd Offense.

8:08 pm Officer John Moran responded to Route 495 to assist the Fire Department with a car fire.

7:59 pm Officer Peter Booth stopped a motor vehicle on West Main Street and subsequently arrested a 23 year-old male from Upton and charged him with Failure to Signal, Possession of Class B Substance and Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended.

5:57 pm A resident of Jamie Lane reported that a motor vehicle was on his lawn. Officer Peter Booth responded and advised that the vehicle belongs to the son of a neighbor waiting to surprise his mother.

3:28 pm Officer John Moran spoke with a walk-in who reported being threatened by a family member.

3:25 pm The Bellingham Police Department requested assistance with a hit and run in their town. Officer Peter Booth checked the residence and advised that no one was there.

3:24 pm Officer John Moran issued a motor vehicle a parking citation on Davis Road.

2:13 pm A 911 caller from Barbara Road reported that a suspicious motor vehicle was outside of her home. Three officers checked the area but could not locate the vehicle.

11:00 am An Overlook Road resident reported losing a diamond tennis bracelet a couple of days ago while she was walking.

10:56 am A caller from Hayden Rowe Street reported a hit and run and claimed to have found the vehicle that struck his. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and advised that the damage was not consistent.

8:47 am Officer Matthew McNeil issued a parking citation to a motor vehicle on Marathon Way.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

9:39 pm A caller reported that a non handicapped vehicle was parked in a handicapped parking space on Davis Road. Officer William Burchard located the vehicle and issued a parking ticket.

7:10 pm Two officers responded to Pinecrest Village to assist with an ongoing parking issue.

5:57 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Peter Booth regarding a religious matter.

4:20 pm Officer William Burchard spoke with an individual who reported receiving multiple bad checks from a person.

1:38 pm A walk-in reported that a person threatened him that he would enter the United States and take money that was owed to him. The victim stated that the individual may not be able to enter the U.S.

11:16 am Officer Thomas Griffin assisted an individual with non firearms fingerprinting.

7:14 am The Upton Police Department reported that an erratic operator on a motorcycle was heading towards Hopkinton on Hopkinton Road. Officer Stephen Buckley checked the area with a negative find.

6:00 am A caller was concerned about the safety of an elderly gentleman who was close to the roadway on West Main Street. Officer Jacob Campbell spoke with him and advised that the man was out on his daily walk to the store.

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It's Open!

Above is store manager Courtney Henderson cleaning a display case as store employees look on.

October 9, 2015 - Starbucks has just opened at the former location of Golden Spoon with the types of specialty coffees, sandwiches and desserts found at their other locations.

Health and Fitness
Main Street Collision

October 8, 2015 - According to witnesses, the vehicle above was passing Hiller's Cleaners eastbound in the left lane on Main Street when it collided with another passenger vehicle that was exiting the former Colella's Supermarket using an opening in traffic made by accommodating drivers.
Saving Lives

October 9, 2015 - Firefighters demonstrate lifesaving techniques at the Hopkinton Fire Department Open House on Sunday.
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October 8, 2015 - Opponents of CVS take their case to the court of public opinion on Wednesday prior to the Public Hearing inside Town Hall.



October 9, 2015 - These beautiful sun-drenched, windswept plants disguise the serious nature of the work done in the Emergency Department at Milford Hospital behind them.


UniBank Pitches In

October 8, 2015 - UniBank recently announced that a $5,000 donation has been made to the Hopkinton Middle School to support the “Sky’s the Limit Courtyard Project”: a grassroots community fundraising effort to transform the Hopkinton Middle School’s courtyard. Doris Hamburger (right), UniBank’s Hopkinton Branch Manager presents UniBank’s $5,000 donation to Hopkinton Middle School’s (left-right) Alan Keller, Principal, Ann Benbenek, Assistant Principal, and Maryellen Grady, Assistant Principal.




Trooper, K-9 Assist in Capture of  Alleged Trafficker




October 8, 2015 - Yesterday evening Massachusetts State Troopers and DEA Agents assigned to the Logan Airport Task Force, based on intelligence gathered during an investigation, were waiting for a California man who was arriving on a Delta flight from San Francisco. Information developed by the Task Force with the assistance of Randolph Police indicated that the man would be carrying a large amount of marijuana.

At approximately 5 p.m., the flight landed as Task Force members conducted surveillance in the terminal. Troopers and agents observed the passenger, identified as TRANG PHAM, 31, of San Jose, exit the plane and approached him. PHAM consented to speak to the Task Force members about details of his travel. Trooper Eric Pecjo of the State Police Troop F K9 Section and his Belgian Malinois, Zeva, responded to assist with the investigation. Observations made during the investigation led the Task Force to obtain warrant from East Boston court authorizing them to search two suitcases checked onto the flight by PHAM.

The search warrant was executed and Task Force members located approximately 100 pounds of marijuana inside the suitcases, packaged in heat-sealed plastic wrap.

PHAM was charged with trafficking in marijuana. He was held overnight and is expected to arraigned today in the East Boston District Court.

Trooper Pecjo and Zeva are pictured in front of the seized marijuana.

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EMC and Dell in Merger Talks?
Below, report from CNBC
A tip of the HopNews hat to Ed Thompson of WMRC-1490 am Radio
in Milford for bringing this to our attention.

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Frederick J. “Fred” Carty, 82

Tunbridge, Vt.— Frederick J. “Fred” Carty, 82 died Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 at his home in Tunbridge, Vt. He was born July 28, 1933 in Providence, R.I. the son of Justin and Frances (Stanley) Carty. He spent his early years in Woburn, Mass. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Fred worked ten years at the Draper Corp. in Hopedale, Mass. and worked the next twenty years as a partner in the Farrar and Carty Landfill in Milford, Mass. He moved to Vermont in 1986, working at the Randolph Landfill for two years before working ten years as a caretaker for Charlotte Donaldson of Pomfred, Vt. He is also a former resident of Hopkinton, Mass.


On Sept. 23, 1993 he married Terry Carpenter in Tunbridge. They lived all their married life in Tunbridge where they shared many adventures including hiking, photography, archery, sliding during the winter and walking on beaches.


He was a member of the Nipmuc Rod and Gun Club in Upton, Mass. and the Chelsea Fish & Game Club in Chelsea, Vt. He enjoyed photography, (especially photographing lady slippers), talking with his many friends and shooting and collecting classic recurve bows.


Fred was the Massachusetts Archery Association State Champion for three separate years. He is survived by his wife, Terry Carty of Tunbridge, Vt.; two sons, Eric Carty of Hopkinton, Mass. and Isaac Carty of Tunbridge, Vt.; two daughters, Lynn Carty of Treasure Island, Fla. and Tina Milardo of Douglas, Mass.; twelve grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a brother, Richard Carty of Port Clyde, Maine; a sister, Janice Stokes of Wilmington, Mass.; an aunt, Janet Armstrong of Medway, Mass. and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He as predeceased by two daughters, Amy Parent and Wendy Leduc and his first wife, Kay Carty.


Calling hours will be held on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 at 6p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, 300 VT RT 110, Chelsea, VT. A graveside service will be held at 29 Johnson Circle @ 2 p.m. Oct. 16, 2015, in the Carty Family Cemetery in Tunbridge, Vt. A private message of sympathy for the family can be shared at www.boardwayandcilley.com.


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CVS Appeal Hearing Will Continue, Likely Close, Next Wednesday

by Robert Falcione

October 8, 2015 - A group opposing the issuance of a building permit to Crosspoint Associates for a CVS, to whomCrosspoint says they have leased at the former Colella's Supermarket, had their evening before the Board of Appeals Wednesday.  Like the September 9th opening of the Public Hearing on this matter, this meeting got off to a strange start, too. At the meeting on September 9, 2015, it was announced that prior to the meeting, that Chairman Rory Warren had resigned from the board, and member Michael Dimascio had recused himself on this matter, leaving the board short a member.


This Wednesday did not disappoint either as an associate member stepped away from the board prior to the hearing, and Mark Hyman, newly elected Chair in a reorganization, admitted he filed a disclosure letter to allay the appearance of a conflict due to actions on the part of a family member.


One of two main issues before the board is whether latecomers to the appeal, Hopkinton Drug owner Dennis Katz, and resident of Grove Street Jason Mahon, whose property directly abuts a parcel the Colella family kept for themselves - at least for the time being - should be allowed to join the appeal. Their joining the appeal gives it the standing it lost when abutter Mike Patel, the only abutter on the original list of appellants, withdrew.


Attorney Benjamin Tymann, representing Crosspoint, argued that the new signatories signed on too late in the process, and their inclusion is not valid. He also claimed that only a court and not the Board of Appeals had the authority to allow them in.


Attorney Eric Goldberg speaking for the appellants argued that the board most certainly had the authority to do so.


The board conceded, that although if the first point were decided against the appellants it could render the appeal over, they would hear all of the evidence for both issues nonetheless, and then close the hearing, deliberate and decide.


The other major, original issue is the claim by the appellants that CVS is a health services facility, and not a retail establishment. Attorney Goldberg spent a lot of time citing information about CVS in general, but which did not apply to this particular store, according to Crosspoint attorneys. He also pointed out that the bylaw was amended in 2012, and speculated on the reasons why. He claimed CVS is a health services facility, which is not allowed in the Downtown business district.


However, the board invited Building Inspector Michael Shepard to the microphone, who stated that when the bylaw was changed it was basically to change the phrase "medical center" to "health services facility."


"Nowhere were pharmacies mentioned," said Mr. Shepard of the deliberations leading to the change in wording.


 Scott Richardson, President of the Chamber of Commerce and member of the Zoning Advisory Committee that recommended the wording change said, "There was never any intent to identify pharmacies as health services facilities."


The Public Hearing was continued to October 14, when the board expects it to close.


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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, person, or outside Police agency.

16 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

5 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

2 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Incident Log

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

9:06 pm A motorist reported an erratic operator on Route 495. Officer Peter Booth responded and issued the operator a verbal warning for a marked lanes violation.

7:10 pm A resident of Emma Drive reported that a suspicious vehicle was in the area. Officer Peter Booth responded and spoke with a passenger who stated that she was interviewing for a nanny position.

5:34 pm A caller reported following an erratic operator on Woodview Way. Two officers responded and issued a verbal warning to the operator for an expired inspection sticker.

5:33 pm A walk-in spoke with Detective Gregg DeBoer regarding a family issue.

4:14 pm Officer Peter Booth advised a company on Wilson Street that they could not work due to the lack of a detail officer.

2:25 pm A detail officer stated that a citizen was complaining about the Highway Department parking equipment at the pump station on Ash Street. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and spoke with all involved.

11:02 am A caller reported losing a car key at the Ashland State Park.

9:29 am A 911 caller reported an erratic operator on West Main Street. Officer Stephen Buckley checked the area with a negative find.

8:30 am Officer Stephen Buckley checked the area of David Joseph Road for a previous suspicious motor vehicle.

6:52 am A caller from Main Street reported that a cash register was stolen overnight. Four officers responded to write a report.

6:14 am A caller reported hearing an audible alarm in the area of Davis Road. Two officers checked the area with a negative find.

Monday, October 5, 2015

8:13 pm A 911 caller from East Main Street reported that an individual was continuously trespassing. Officer John Moran responded and removed the person from the premises.

7:53 pm A David Joseph Road resident reported that a suspicious motor vehicle was near their driveway. Officer Arthur Schofield responded but could not locate the vehicle.

5:27 pm Officer John Moran spoke with a caller regarding an IRS scam.

3:28 pm A 911 caller reported that pigs were loose in the roadway on Pond Street. The Animal Control Officer responded and was able to assist the owner with the issue.

2:32 pm A caller reported that a disposal truck was not covered properly, causing trash to be thrown on Wood Street. Officer Matthew McNeil advised that he located a minimal amount of trash and the crew was notified of the problem.

7:28 am A caller reported that his bicycle was stolen this morning. Officer Matthew McNeil wrote a report.

The Gronk in the House

October 7, 2015 - Yesterday, Rob Gronkowski was the keynote speaker at a customer appreciation event at EMC. Above, he poses with some of Hopkinton's Public Safety officials.

Colella's Liquors Will Be a Marty's

Ending the months-long ,mystery, the liquor license now held by Colella's Supermarket has been applied for transfer to Siegal & Sons Investments, Ltd. The company is owned by Martin A. Siegal, the owner of Marty's, which will be the name of the new establishment. Marty's Fine Wine, Food and Spirits has a location on Washington Street in Newton.


If the license is approved by the Board of Selectmen and the ABCC then the business will lease the property, which consists of (not known) sq. feet, including retail, refrigeration and storage space, from Crosspoint Associates for ten years at $5,685.00 a month. According to their website, other Marty's locations offer wine and spirits as well as gourmet foods such as breads/crackers, caviar/seafood, chocolates, jams, pastas and seasonings.


According to the ABCC application, Marty's will need to kick back to Crosspoint another 3% of gross sales in excess of $3 million per year. In addition, listed as a business asset, is a payment of $200,000, presumably for the liquor license owned by the Colella sisters.

The Board of Selectmen has scheduled a license transfer hearing for October 20, 2015.

Eric Montville contributed to this report.

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Operator in Route 495 Crash in Milford is Charged with Operating Under the Influence of Narcotics

October 5, 2015 — This morning, at about 6:59 a.m., State Police from the Millbury Barracks responded to a single vehicle rollover crash on Route 495 North by exit 20 in the town of Milford.


 Preliminary investigation by Trooper Stephen Sullivan indicates that a 2014 Toyota Yaris was traveling north, when for reasons still under investigation, the operator lost control of the vehicle, swerved right hitting the guardrail causing the vehicle to rollover and land on the grass on the right side of the roadway.


 The operator, identified as, Danika-Leigh CHAPMAN, a 30-year-old female from Sanford, ME was transported to UMass Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of minor injuries. As a result of the investigation conducted by Trooper Sullivan, CHAPMAN was found to be operating under the influence of narcotics. Two male passengers; a 36-year-old from Windham, ME and a 27 year-old from Weymouth, MA also sustained minor injuries and were transported to Milford Hospital.


 The right travel lane of Route 495 north was closed. State Police were assisted on scene by Milford Fire and EMS.

 CHAPMAN was charged with the following offenses; Operating Under the Influence, Possession of Class A-Ketamine, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Marked Lanes Violation and Using a Motor Vehicle without Authority.

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