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300th Weekend

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Doris E. Connor, 97
300th Anniversary Time Capsule Project for Students - Write your letter to be included!

Hopkinton is celebrating its 300th Birthday this year! As part of the celebration, we would like to create a Time Capsule which will be opened in 50 years. We hope you will participate in this exciting project by writing a letter to your future self. Please put your letter in an envelope addressed to yourself and come to the Scavenger Hunt tent at the Light Up the Night Celebration Picnic on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 4 pm – dusk behind the Hopkinton Middle School to mail it.

You may write anything you wish to your future self. Please remember to sign and date your letter! You may include a photo if you wish.

If you need ideas, please use our Anniversary theme, “Celebrating our Past, Embracing our Present, and Inspiring our Future” as inspiration.

To help you with your letter, the Hopkinton 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee has created detailed instructions by student grade levels.

For instructions for students in Grades K-1, visit http://goo.gl/YSJTmg
For instructions for students in Grades 2-5, visit http://goo.gl/7enoSZ
For students in grades 6-12, visit http://goo.gl/EOkHTr

Good luck! We hope to hear from you! Any questions about the project should be emailed to 300@hopkintonma.gov .

 William (Bill) Stanley Bridges, 65

    William (Bill) Stanley Bridges, 65, of Shrewsbury, passed away August 26, 2015 at the VA in West Roxbury. Born in Framingham, son of the late Mary L. Defrancisco and William D. Bridges. He was the husband of Darlene Bridges of Shrewsbury, who had been together for 16 years.

Bill was a Lance Corporal in the Marines during Vietnam. He worked as a carpenter and was very particular and took pride in his work. He enjoyed shooting pool and blues music. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially growing vegetables and flowers. He had a heart of gold and was the smartest loving husband, father, son, grandfather and brother. His wife was honored to be with him.

He is survived by his children, William and Zachary Bridges, both of Florence, Montana, a daughter, Janel Jones of Stevensville, Montana; 9 grandchildren, Madison, Domanic, Macartney, Arlington, Tennessee, Andrew, Sadie, Patrick and Connor; his siblings, Susan, LuAnn, Robin, John, Linda, Brian, Scott, Eric, Marcie and Kevin, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A private family service will be held at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Hopkinton. Friends and family are invited to join at the Moose Lodge in Marlborough on Wednesday, September 2nd at 12:00. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Ste 420, Rockville, MD 20850-5168 Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.


Doris E. Connor, 97

Doris E. Connor, 97, of Hopkinton, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2015. She was the wife of the late William Connor. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.

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Check Out The Hilltopper, Hopkinton's Senior Citizen Newsletter
Below are two excerpts from September, 2015


August 28, 2015 - Sam MacDonald, yellow shirt, organized last weekend's tribute to former Lacrossse teammate,  the late Tom Weaver. Above, he pays solemn tribute to his friend, who coined the phrase, "Be positive," which is expressed on memorial clothing as B+ which was his blood type.

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Dance for our Aging Population
Join the DAPpers Movement
A Golden Pond Assisted Living & Hopkinton Center for the Arts Collaboration with Brown University
Monday, September 21 at 10:00 am

Class is open  to  our  aging  population  and  designed  for  people  with  movement  challenges. Instruction by Rachel Balaban, Regional Coordinator for Dance for PD & assisted by Brown University students

● Increase  coordination  and  flexibility  while  releasing  body  tension
● Improve  balance  and  gait,  strengthen  your  core,  feel  power  and  grace  in  your  movements
● Enhance  awareness  of  your  body  and  aliveness  through  movement
● Breathe  more  deeply  and  vocalize  more  fully
● Experience  different  types  of  music  that  can  affect  you  in  different  ways
● Feel  supported  as  you  explore  in  a  safe  and  comfortable  environment
● Socialize  within  a  friendly  and  supportive  community

No experience No Charge required. Caregivers welcome. Please Contact:
Rachel Balaban: Balaban.rachel@gmail.com   401.261.7062
Lisa Mancuso Lmancuso@goldenpondal.com  508.435.1250 ext. 21
Kelly Grill kelly@hopartscenter.org  508.435.9222


Definitely not Blue

August 28, 2015 - Unless every other photo on the web is wrong, we got a shot of a white heron early this afternoon at the Hopkinton Reservoir spillway. Like so many of his blue brethren, this bird flew off when he saw the camera, as evidenced below. NOTE: Christine Navez writes to say this bird is a Great Egret as identified here.

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Incident Logs Updated this day, August 27, 2015

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

Most recent incidents first



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.

8 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

11:33 pm Three units responding to West Elm Street for an occupied vehicle took the individual into protective custody.

10:25 pm A ding-dong-ditch doorbell prank took place on John Matthew Road.

6:45 pm Officer Philip Powers removed unregistered solicitors from Breakneck Hill Road.

6:38 pm Officer Powers had the operators move their two vehicles parked on the sidewalk on Grove Street.

6:17 pm Officer Peter Booth admonished an individual who was blowing leaves onto West Main Street.

3:45 pm An individual walked into the station and complained of being overcharged for gasoline.

1:38 pm Officers Thomas Griffin and Panagiotis Hontzeas spoke with an individual about having lost money from a scam.

6:10 am A Huckleberry Road resident thought it suspicious that a man in a white hat and suit was out sitting on a folding chair. Sgt. Timothy Brennan spoke with the  man who was waiting for a friend.


Connected incidents:

2:18 am Sgt. Brennan and Officer Jacob Campbell spoke with a man who was pulled over at the Wood Street garage and seemed to have a medical condition, but they believed he was okay to be on his way. 3:15 am  Sgt. Brennan came upon the vehicle again, and found it had been in an accident with the air bags deployed. Holliston K-9 was called and deployed.5:20 am  The individual was spotted by a resident on Patriot's Boulevard and was given medical evaluation.

FD Open House

The Hopkinton Fire Department will open their station to the public on October 4th for their Annual Open House. The event at Fire Headquarters will be from 11am to 2pm. Residents and children will have the opportunity to view demonstrations, learn about fire safety, and tour the station. Refreshments will be provided and Sparky the dog is expected to make an appearance.

The Open House provides an opportunity for firefighters to focus on the educational theme of Fire Prevention week. This year’s theme is “Hear the beep where you sleep: Every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm”.  Because fires can happen when people are sleeping, having working smoke alarms in bedrooms, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home is a critical element of home fire safety.
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Both Sides Now

August 27, 2015 - The clouds today were unusually rich with substance and imagery, conjuring all sorts of possibilities from their shapes and shadows..

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Fall Colors

August 26, 2015 - The waning summer colors show off their brilliance today at Hopkinton State Park.
Ripple Effect

August 26, 2015 - Vehicles were  backed up on Cedar Street from the lights at Main all the way to Hopkinton State Park headquarters this afternoon. Some of the vehicles will want to turn right onto Main Street, but the storage lane for a right turn is difficult to reach because of the bottleneck at the Post Office, where a huge sidewalk to nowhere blocks the path where a lane needs to go. In fact, in the overhead view below, the sidewalk is clearly the width of a driving lane. And before the sidewalk was built as a part of the Post Office renovation, the space was a soft shoulder that was used as a travel lane to get to the storage lane at the lights, which made the backup less severe.

       The worst part of this situation is that none of the plans currently showing the remaking of the Downtown have taken this need into consideration. None! 


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Full Steam Ahead

August 27, 2015 - Actually, this is neither a ship nor a locomotive, but a chimney at the LNG plant on Wilson Street that burns impurities from the process.


Fried Chicken,
Lemonade and Thou

Hopkinton, MA – Nearly one hundred senior citizens of Hopkinton, Holliston, Southborough and Westborough joined Representative Carolyn Dykema for her annual Senior Picnic at the YMCA in Hopkinton on Tuesday, August 25th. It was a beautiful day for a picnic filled with good food, warm conversation and live entertainment.

Left, Senior citizen Therese Birri, seated, and Representative Carolyn Dykema chat during dinner.

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Incident Logs Updated this afternoon, August 26, 2015

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

Most recent incidents first



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.

12 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

Incident Log

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

10:35 pm A caller complained about loud noise at the high school. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and advised that he shut down the music for the night.

8:10 pm Officer Peter Booth spoke with a resident of Wood Street in regards to missing postal deliveries.

7:04 pm A caller reported that he lost his wallet in a West Main Street parking lot a few days ago.

6:57 pm A Granite Street resident complained about motor vehicles parking on her side lawn. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area with a negative find on any vehicles.

6:46 pm A caller from Oakhurst Road reported having a confrontation on his parents property with a possible solicitor. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded but could not locate any solicitor.

1:55 pm A 911 caller from Pleasant Street reported a scam phone call. Officer Thomas Griffin responded and spoke with the resident.

Monday, August 24, 2015

8:51 pm Officer William Burchard assisted a motorist who was locked in the State Park after hours.

3:52 pm A walk-in reported losing a set of keys at the train depot on West Main Street.

2:21 pm A caller reported that a transformer blew which caused a tree to fall down in the roadway on Fruit Street. Three officers responded to assist and notified the electrical company.

2:00 pm A caller reported that a vehicle failed to stop at the crosswalk, which had lights flashing, on Main Street.

12:02 pm A resident reported that a landscape company was taking water from a fire hydrant on Greenwood Road.


Class of 2016 - Need a Senior Portrait?
We are photographing only a select few students this year. Give us a call at 508-435-5534 to book.
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 Snappy Dogs Closed Friday and Saturday


We will be catering a private party for Kenny Chesney and his band, his crew, and some friends on Friday and Saturday night at Gillette Stadium during Country Fest!  

We will be closed on Friday and Saturday so that we can get there in plenty of time and not get stuck in the Cape traffic - and the Country Fest traffic!!  

Our Friday special will be served on Thursday and it is called the Free Brady!  

The All New and Improved Town Talk

Please register and post your opinions, etc.

by Robert Falcione

August 25, 2015 - The HopNews "Town Talk," our fabled discussion page, has gone through several iterations over the years. In the olden days, for the geeks reading, it was housed on a Windows, as opposed to a Linux, server, which had  a propriety way of allowing communication between the user and the website. The replies to posts were indented under the one before, constructing a chronological cascade of titles. Another feature was the automatic posting of the IP address of the individual posting, as well as a screen name of their choosing, which was usually a pen name.


 If the poster had something nasty to say, it was often an inspiration to myself and others to look up the IP and see where they were posting from, which sometimes inferred their identity. Most people posting from home only had a dynamic IP that linked to a major hosting company, like Comcast or Verizon. But some had vanity IP addresses, which revealed the company, facility, school, or government building they were posting from. An individual no longer with the town used the initials of his title for his screen name, and then railed against the school department, and at the same time revealed requests that he made of the school department office for specific documents. Was that super-smart, or was that the opposite of smart?


 There were the Obama-haters, who cited specific examples of the ACA that called for death squads, examples that were apparently fabricated. And we know that George Bush caused all of our financial problems, as some others would tell it.


One or more posters, one or more who are sadly no longer with us, ascribed nefarious motives to my every move, and even went so far as to document interactions I supposedly had with posters in real life, even told people how I felt, and what I was thinking. It often took a vigilant eye to keep up with being able to delete the posts fast enough all day, each day. You see, although the Windows Server claimed to have built-in security features that could ban misbehaving users, we could never get them to work. Some of the posts were downright creepy, stalking type of creepy.


 One poster with whom I never agreed wanted to bury the hatchet over coffee at a specific location, but refused to identify himself first. Was he going to wear a red boutonniere, a suede jacket to the creepy meeting? I never agreed to go. My Mom would have been proud of me.


 Another one told me on more than one occasion that he saw me at the Sunday concert, and detailed my behavior. He told me that again, but refused to identify himself. Creepy.


 An anonymous poster detailed a car chase I had with his friend, another anonymous, but very prolific poster, with whom I was allegedly trying to catch up in my vehicle. He was supposedly very scared, because there was "no telling" what I would do. "He's a good man," he said of my allegedly intended victim, who terrorized me verbally every day on the discussion page. How did I know he was the anonymous poster all of a sudden? There is a simple explanation. As most people know, I am inclined to read the minds of people in passing cars who disagree with me, do a spinning, screeching U-turn, chase them down, drag them out of their vehicles, beat them to a bloody pulp in front of their cowering and frightened loved ones, and then scream maniacally to the heavens, "That was easy," followed by a heaving, hearty laugh. Right.


The Windows server has been gone for a while now. PHP has been the choice of the market for interactive website features for a few years, and so we use it again on this new page, which will look familiar to many people who used the most recent one. When we moved the websites to a new server a few months ago, we lost the database with the hundreds of registered users, as well as the hundreds of posts that had been read thousands of times each. And people have been asking us to put it up again, which Eric did yesterday. But we are still working out the kinks; kindly bear with us.


So, please sign up to be able to post. The bar for veracity is not the strict rule we use on the front of HopNews, but we (the editorial "we") prefer that defamatory things are not said about people; as well as an individual's low esteem of someone else should be kept to themselves, which was not always the case before.


Let' have fun with the New and Improved Town Talk.  BTW, the new page does not know your IP, and does not detail any private information.


NOTE: People who violate normal decorum can be banned with this system.


John Devereux "Dev" deGozzaldi, 89


 John Devereux "Dev" deGozzaldi, 89, died Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at home after an extended illness.

He is survived by his children, Lucy deGozzaldi of Northfield, Mary deGozzaldi of Westmoreland, NH, John deGozzaldi, Jr. of Fall River, Samuel deGozzaldi of Little Deer Isle, ME, and by one grandchild, Lydia deGozzaldi of Westmoreland, NH. He was predeceased by his wife of nearly fifty years, Susan Merriam deGozzaldi.

The son of Alfred James and Mary Schuyler deGozzaldi of Framingham, Dev attended Framingham public schools and Governor Dummer Academy, served in the Navy during World War II, and graduated from Harvard University in 1949.

He was a capable businessman with a 30-year career as an advertising sales manager for Newsweek Magazine. After his retirement in the mid-1980s, he applied his business acumen to restoring, buying and selling antique cars, old car literature and other collectibles at flea markets and other venues, well into his senior years. He also secured part-time employment as a member of the Board of Directors of Charter Bank (later Chart Bank of Waltham and Newton).

An accomplished sailor, Dev belonged to the Buck's Harbor Yacht Club in Brooksville, ME, serving a term as Commodore during his membership. He was an active member of the Speckled Band of Boston (a club devoted to the study of Sherlock Holmes), the Boston Harvard Club, Fox Club of Cambridge, and the LLL Club of Framingham. He served his hometown of Hopkinton on the Zoning Board of Appeals for many years. Dev was an easy-going and personable individual of sharp wit and keen intelligence, well-respected and liked by those who knew him.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 27 Main Street, Southborough. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hopkinton Area Land Trust, PO Box 56, Woodville, MA 01784 or to the Island Heritage Trust, 420 Sunset Road, Deer Isle, ME 04627.

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2015 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from August 22, 2015 - August 24, 2015
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
No New Transactions        
47 Constitution Street Jonathan Moore, Megan Moore $567,000 Aug. 24, 2015 Brian P. Borman, Nancy M. Borman
10 Haven Way unit 35 Scott K. Lubell, Diane E. Hirsch $441,500 Aug. 24, 2015 Donna M. Lanni, David Lanni
No New Transactions        
25 East Street Gregory C. Parsons, Emma M. Parsons $530,000 Aug. 24, 2015 Edward S. Henderson Jr., Veda M. Henderson

Bill's Pizza will be closed from August 15, 2015 through August 24, 2015 to Celebrate the Marriage of Vaia and Zacharias.

The Shadow Knows


I took off on Sunday, yesterday, from Thayer Heights and Blueberry Lane, and now I am lost. I have a blue collar with a bell that might or might not be ringing. I don't even notice it anymore.

A little about me: My name is Shadow. I like to chase mice and red laser lights. I enjoy investigating the contents of garages and the interiors of vehicles.

I am actually quite friendly, and would enjoy a meal if you find me, that is, before you turn me in as a runaway.


If you find me, or see me in the area, and even if I run in front of your path, please call my captor , Maria, at  817-690-7466. 

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Incident Logs Updated this afternoon, August 24, 2015

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

Most recent incidents first



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

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

38 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

3 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

4 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

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

Arrest Log

Sunday, August 23, 2015

12:28 am Sgt. John Porter arrested Stephen Salvatore Torricelli, 26, of Brookdale Street, Cumberland, RI, on Wood Street and charged him with OUI Liquor, Speeding and Motor Vehicle Lights Violation.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

8:41 pm Officer Arthur Schofield arrested Thomas H. Doherty, 55, of Jackson Street, Hopkinton, on Cedar Street and charged him with OUI Liquor, 2nd Offense and Marked Lanes Violation.

Incident Log

Sunday, August 23, 2015

6:35 pm Officer William Burchard spoke with a walk-in regarding a civil matter.

5:18 pm Two officers responded to Route 495 to assist the State Police with a roll over motor vehicle accident.

12:26 pm A resident of Laurel Canyon Drive reported that dirt bikes were riding at very high speeds on their property. Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with the operators and advised that they had permission to ride there.

10:59 am A Cedar Street resident reported that his house was broken into. Officer Thomas Griffin responded to write a report.

9:33 am A caller from Jackson Street reported that his right front tire was slashed overnight. Two officers responded and advised that it did not appear to be vandalism but from hitting a curb.

9:31 am Officer Thomas Griffin issued a motor vehicle a parking violation on Lakeshore Drive.

4:53 am A resident of Lakeshore Drive reported that a red truck was speeding by her house, making a lot of noise. Officer Arthur Schofield spoke with the operator and advised him of the complaint.

3:13 am Sgt. John Porter advised that he noticed a suspicious male walking down West Main Street wearing all black and carrying a bag. Officer Arthur Schofield spoke with him and advised that he was just walking back to his residence.

12:28 am Sgt. John Porter stopped a motor vehicle on Wood Street and subsequently arrested a 26 year-old male from Cumberland, RI and charged him with OUI Liquor, Speeding and Motor Vehicle Lights Violation.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

8:41 pm A caller reported that a motor vehicle was driving erratically on Cedar Street. Officer Arthur Schofield caught up to the vehicle and subsequently arrested a 55 year-old male from Hopkinton and charged him with OUI Liquor, 2nd Offense and Marked Lanes Violation.

4:44 pm Officer Arthur Schofield reported seeing trash dumped illegally near the boat access road on Rafferty Road.

2:57 pm A walk-in stated that the traffic light on Main Street was not functioning properly. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and determined that it was working fine.

1:22 am Officer Linda Higgins spoke with a couple of individuals at Sandy Beach.

Friday, August 21, 2015

8:40 pm A walk-in dropped off a license plate that she found on Wood Street. The owner was contacted to pick it up.

8:15 pm A Wood Street resident reported hearing fireworks. Officer Matthew McNeil checked the area with a negative find.

5:25 pm A female resident of Woodview Way reported that she just came home and it appeared that someone may have been inside her apartment. Officer Arthur Schofield responded to write a report.

4:38 pm A walk-in from Eastview Road reported losing his wallet.

2:04 pm A 911 caller from Main Street reported that a customer was giving the manager of a business a hard time and threatened to get him fired. Officer Matthew McNeil spoke with the manager and wrote a report.

2:57 am Officer Arthur Schofield advised that he came upon a vandalized mailbox on Overlook Road.


Photo Finish

August 24, 2015 - The Alumni score a goal in the Annual Tom Weaver Memorial Lacrosse Game on Saturday at the Fruit Street Fields in this freeze-frame shared by Michael Gram. The Alumni won against the High School Varsity Team.

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Boston Police Act on Social Media Threats to Pokemon Gathering

Suspects travelled from Iowa


BOSTON, MASS - August 24, 2015 - On Thursday, August 20, 2015, members of the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) received information from private sector public safety personnel at the Hynes Convention Center at 900 Boylston Street in District D-4 (South End) regarding threats of violence made over social media to attendees of the Pokemon World Championships.

Security officers at the Hynes, officers in District D-4, and the BRIC immediately began investigation into these threats, and hours later, the two male suspects were stopped attempting to enter the event. BRIC and D-4 Detectives responded to further investigate. Detectives were informed that the suspects had driven to the event from Iowa and were in possession of several firearms in their vehicle. The suspects could not produce a License to Carry. Officers seized the vehicle, and the suspects were released pending a search warrant.

On Friday, August 21, 2015, detectives received and executed a search warrant for the suspect vehicle. Upon execution of the warrant, detectives recovered one 12-gauge Remington shotgun, one DPMS Model AR-15 rifle, several hundred rounds of ammunition, and a hunting knife. An arrest warrant was issued for the two suspects.

With the assistance of the Saugus Police Department, BPD detectives located and arrested the suspects at a Saugus hotel. Eighteen-year-old Kevin Norton (Right) and 27 year-old James Stumbo, both of Iowa, were arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and other firearm related charges. The suspects will be arraigned at Boston Municipal Court.

Said BPD Bureau of Intelligence and Analysis Commander Superintendent Paul Fitzgerald, "The relationship between police and private sector security is important in both our community policing philosophy, as well as our counter-terrorism strategy. This incident is a good example of private security reaching out to their local Boston police district and relaying information to detectives and BRIC analysts in order to identify the very real threat. The BPD detectives and collaborating agencies did a great job in the stop and prevention of a potential tragedy." ~ BPD Press Release

Former Grandeur

August 23, 2015 — We cannot be sure when Mr. Phipps took the photo of the church rectory at 25 Main Street on the postcard above, but the architecture of the building was fairly open and plain to see, even with the lush foundation  and border plantings. The photo taken today — please mouse-over to view — could not be lined up from the same angle, because of the overgrown trees between 25 and 35 Main Street that obstruct the view of the ornate architectural elements on the side. Note the missing window shutters in the modern view, shutters that added to the building's former elegance. The bell tower of St. John the Evangelist, which is now the home of an AT&T cell antenna and has been for some time, can be seen behind the right rear of the building.

        The former residence, across from the HopNews office,  is in business use today, and has been for about the last 20 years. 

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Wrong Way Driver Dies in Crash on I-190


STERLING, MA - August 23, 2015  - Last evening, at approximately 7:40 p.m., troopers from the State Police Barracks in Holden responded to reports of a wrong-way driver, traveling northbound on Interstate 190 southbound in Sterling. While troopers responded, the wrong-way vehicle struck two vehicles traveling southbound.

Upon arrival, troopers discovered that the wrong-way vehicle, a 2015 Nissan Versa driven by a 39-year-old woman from Worcester, clipped a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by a 51-year-old Shrewsbury woman. The wrong-way Versa then struck head-on, a 2000 Volvo V70 station wagon, driven by a 64-year-old Worcester man.

The driver of the wrong-way vehicle,  JEANETTE D. ADAMS, 39 of Worcester, was transported by ambulance to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center (UMass) in Worcester (Lakeside campus) where she was determined to be deceased as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. The driver of the Volvo was flown by medical helicopter to UMass Worcester (Lakeside) with serious, life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Trailblazer was also transported by ambulance to UMass Worcester (Lakeside) with non-life threatening injuries.

During the incident, all lanes of Interstate 190 were closed to traffic. Traffic was diverted off at exit 6 onto Route 12 in Sterling until approximately 9:40 p.m. All lanes were reopened at approximately 10:08 p.m.

The remaining facts and circumstances of the crash are currently under investigation by troopers from the Holden Barracks and troopers assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office. Troop C Headquarters, State Police Leominster Barracks, Troop C Community Action Team (C-CAT), Sterling Police, State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section (CARS), State Police Crime Scene Services Section (CSSS), Sterling Fire/EMS, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (Mass DOT), all assisted on scene. MSP Release



Four Chiefs

August 22, 2015 — Retired Officer Patrick O'Brien, center, poses at his retirement party this evening at Woodville Rod and Gun Club with four of his Chiefs, from left Tom Irvin, Rick Flannery, Chuck Wallace and current Chief Ed Lee.

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Be Positive

Above, Hiller Lacrosse Alumni and varsity players pose following the annual Tom Weaver memorial game this afternoon at the Fruit Street Fields. The game is organized by friend and former teammate of Tom Weaver, Sam MacDonald, yellow, center. Mr. Weaver's bout with fatal cancer was underlined by his message to friends and supporters to be positive, characterized by a B+ campaign, which was his blood type.


Bill's Pizza will be closed from August 15, 2015 through August 24, 2015 to Celebrate the Marriage of Vaia and Zacharias.


What's Wrong With This Picture?

August 22, 2015 — The police officer just pulled up as the photographer found something wrong with this picture.

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2015 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from August 14, 2015 - August 22, 2015
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
202 West Main Street Agustin G. Andrade, Blanca L. De Lasse Sobrado $290.000 Aug. 21, 2015 Ronald D. Marin
21 Autumn Ridge Drive Sarang Ghormare $474,000 Aug. 20, 2015 Stephen G. Hovagimyan, Lynne Hovagimyan
3 Warmstone Way unit 46 Philip R. McDonald, Allison R. McDonald $646,225 Aug. 20, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
32 Ryegrass Circle unit 97 Sudhakar Thrilok Pokanati, Kiranmayi Devabhaktuni $652,725 Aug. 20, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
10 Hazel Road Dawei Pan, JingJing Fan $562,000 Aug. 20, 2015 Russell D. Grant, Linda J. Grant
13 Nazneen Circle unit 3 Nishant Mathur, Deepika Mathur $474,900 Aug. 19, 2015 Krishna K. Abusumilli, Santhi R. Davuluru
31 Woody Island Road Bradley L. Hankin $594,900 Aug. 19, 2015 Katherine H. Gray, Katherine H. Gray 2006 Living Trust,
Kerry L. Mantenuto, Kerry L. Barton 2006 Living Trust
70 West Elm Street Mark Conte, Nanci Conte $1,615,000 Aug. 18, 2015 Jeannine V. Clarke, Clarke Family Irrevocable Trust
5 Pheasant Hill Road Jason S. Haddock, Yvette M. Haddock $749,900 Aug. 18, 2015 Michael J. Palmieri Jr., Jodi Palmieri
23 Briarcliff Drive Jamas Lafreniere, Margot Lafreniere $651,900 Aug. 17, 2015 Jeannine P. Coburn
10 Church Street Doyle Properties LLC $760,000 Aug. 17, 2015 Joseph C. Paradis, Laurie Paradis
28 Huckleberry Road Joseph H. Gallant, Amanda J. Gallant $719,000 Aug. 17, 2015 Matthew A. Weiner, Patricia A. Weiner
8 Sterling Drive Jason L. Jeffers, Marissa C. Jeffers $750,000 Aug. 17, 2015 Peter C. Bransfield Jr., Mary W. Bransfield
47 Spyglass Hill Drive unit D Joanne Shahvari $266,500 Aug. 21, 2015 Carmen D. Suarez
16 Arrowhead Circle unit B Shweta Saraswat $323,000 Aug. 21, 2015 Krishna K. Pulakhandam
16 Riverview Drive Allison L. Rebello $326,000 Aug. 20, 2015 Federal Homes Loan Mortgage Corp.
60 Raymond Way Jeffrey M. Tancreti, Jaclyn L. Linet, Mark Tancreti $445,000 Aug. 19, 2015 Michael Cardoza, Lisa Cardoza
111 Winter Street Stephen R. Abbott, Amanda G. Abbott $455,000 Aug. 19, 2015 Brian J. Glenn, Mickisha C. Glenn
35 Wayside Lane Ashwini S. Vardha, Harika Jetpoluru $410,000 Aug. 18, 2015 Martin Vankov, Elisaveta Todorova
27 Byron Road Scott Lavigne, Lori Anderson $456,000 Aug. 18, 2015 Gayle M. Kelly
309 Meeting House Path unit E Anand Sampath $250,000 Aug. 17, 2015 Eliot Y. Kim
15 Running Brook Circle Moon G. Han, Soonjoo Moon $473,000 Aug. 14, 2015 Igor Elman, Larisa Romanova
190 Oak Street Alisha M. Avarista, Dante D. Avarista $435,000 Aug. 14, 2015 Kronze Inc.
216 America Boulevard unit 57B Anup Shah, Priyanka Patel $381,000 Aug. 14, 2015 Imran Mohammad, Toolika Kashyap
9 Arrowhead Circle unit D Silvia R. Golijov $344,000 Aug. 14, 2015 Margot E. Northam
117 Mountain Gate Road unit 78 Anil K. Gupta, Rashmi Gupta $256,000 Aug. 14, 2015 Alisha M. Matson
103 Pine Hill Road Karl R. Fitt $778,400 Aug. 21, 2015 Ricardo Rivera, Stephanie Cintora,
Saint Stephanie Real Estate Trust
42 Edgewood Road Chuanjun He, Lingling Gan $439,900 Aug. 21, 2015 Christopher Brown, Meghan Brown
26 Gilmore Road Southborough Affordable Housing Trust $194,070 Aug. 21, 2015 Linda W. McGrath
251 Turnpike Road Dean Realty Investment LLC $2,700,000 Aug. 20, 2015 Coast 2 Coast Real Estate Holdings LLC
7 Breakneck Hill Road Sommer Forrester $379,000 Aug. 18, 2015 Ajeeta Dash
3 Moulton Road Brendan J. Emerson, Tracy L. Emerson $350,000 Aug. 18, 2015 Sandra L. Colligan
166 Pleasant Street Marcus Labrecque, Sara Labrecque $416,900 Aug. 21, 2015 Elizabeth M. Miller, Joel Miller
8 Blueberry Lane John A. Doucette, Keri D. Doucette $509,980 Aug. 19, 2015 Crosswinds Properties LLC
2 Jonathans Way Christopher P. Nute, Melanie Dunn $520,000 Aug. 18, 2015 Michael P. Bertrand, Joanne M. Bertrand
17 Orchard Street Ronald Campbell, Victoria Campbell $535,000 Aug. 17, 2015 Robert A. Stark, Jean M. Stark
158 South Street Jonathan D. Bick, Jila S. Bick $590,000 Aug. 14, 2015 Keith A. Pennifold, Ellen M. Pennifold
8 Breton Road Robert Field, Kelly M. Field $325,000 Aug. 14, 2015 Michael S. Casey
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Incident Logs Updated this afternoon, August 22, 2015

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

Most recent incidents first



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

11 Time the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, person, or outside Police agency.

20 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

4 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

Incident Log

Thursday, August 20, 2015

4:36 pm A caller stated that she lost her key at the State Park.

3:25 pm A caller reported losing their cell phone at the State Park.

2:14 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Thomas Griffin regarding an incident with another family.

2:00 pm Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with a paving crew on Lakeshore Drive and advised that they were moving their vehicles to one side of the road.

1:42 pm A caller reported losing a wallet.

1:36 pm A walk-in reported losing their bracelet.

12:42 pm A Chestnut Street resident reported an IRS scam and was advised on how to protect herself.

10:17 am Officer Stephen Buckley reported seeing a suspicious male on a bike going into the woods on Wood Street. Three officers responded to assist and advised that they spoke with the individual.

10:10 am A walk-in spoke with Officer Philip Powers regarding his wallet being stolen along with his FID card.

4:00 am A resident of Greystone Lane reported a possible “ding, dong, ditch”.

12:34 am Officer Linda Higgins came across some construction in progress on Chestnut Street and was advised that they were line painting.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

9:41 pm A 911 caller reported an erratic motor vehicle on Woodview Way. Two officers responded, located the vehicle and spoke with the operator.

7:53 pm A walk-in retrieved a lost wallet related to a previous incident.

2:22 pm A caller reported vandalism to his motor vehicle which occurred yesterday.

12:34 pm The Milford Police Department advised that they were looking for a suspicious male who was walking down South Street toward Hopkinton. Officer Stephen Buckley checked the area with a negative find.

12:08 pm A 911 caller from Wood Street reported a past breaking and entering where the door was left wide open and money was stolen. Two officers responded and wrote a report.

9:28 am A 911 caller reported a motor vehicle accident on Cross Street where the vehicle hit a pole, was on fire and the operator was trapped inside. Four officers responded to assist and advised that the operator was extracted by EMT and was transported to the hospital.


82 Trucks Forget to "Move Over"



August 22, 2015 - Yesterday, the Massachusetts State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section (CVES) was out in force in Worcester and Bristol Counties enforcing the state’s Move Over law. The CVES stopped 82 commercial vehicles, issued 103 citations, and summonsed four drivers for operating on suspended licenses. These enforcement efforts will continue in counties across the state.

In Massachusetts the Move Over Law aims to make police, firefighters, paramedics, tow truck drivers, and all roadside emergency and maintenance professionals safer on the job. The Move Over Law, which took effect March 22, 2009, requires drivers approaching a stationary emergency or maintenance vehicle with flashing lights to move to the next adjacent lane if it is safe to do so, and, barring that, to reduce their speed. Failure to comply could result in a fine of up to $100.

Every year, first responders across the country are injured or killed on the job while providing emergency help. All citizens are asked to make a personal pledge to always move over to make Massachusetts roadways safer for everyone. MSP Release.


Professional Boxer Arraigned On Assault And Battery Charge

WOBURN – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced that boxer Richard “Dicky” Eklund, 58, of Lowell, was arraigned in Lowell District Court today on a charge of assault and battery on a family or household member.

Judge Neil Hourihan set bail at $500 cash and ordered the defendant to stay away from, and have no contact with, the victim. The next scheduled hearing for Eklund is Monday, September 21.

At approximately 4:00 p.m., on Thursday, August 20, Lowell Police responded to a report of a domestic assault. The victim stated that the defendant had allegedly grabbed her by the arm and thrown her to the ground resulting in bruising on the victim’s arm and chest.

Eklund is known for boxing professionally and was portrayed by Christian Bale in the 2010 film The Fighter, for which Bale won an Academy Award. Wikipedia photo.


Rainbow, Etc.

August 21, 2015 — The  reporter went to the police station to see if there was any  more information on the identities of the people allegedly growing marijuana on Fruit Street. A rainbow was over the Downtown in the background, and a breeze gave the flags life, while the Flame of the Marathon Run burned brightly, even in the bright sunlight. Then, a bright red cardinal landed on top of the light cover, making a perfect picture — that is, if the reporter had a camera.

        The reporter did have a cell phone that reacted more slowly than a real camera, and so the cardinal was no longer there by the time he took the camera away from his face. However, the bird is still in the shot, although a blur, to the right of the copyright declaration — see the arrow.


Bill's Pizza will be closed from August 15, 2015 through August 24, 2015 to Celebrate the Marriage of Vaia and Zacharias.

Police Seize Cultivated Marijuana Plants


 On 8/14/2015 at 5:00pm the Hopkinton Police Department executed a search warrant at 37 Fruit Street.

This warrant execution was part of an investigation conducted by Hopkinton Police Detectives with assistance from the Massachusetts State Police Airwing and the Middlesex District Attorney's Office.

58 mature marijuana plants were seized from an outdoor cultivation area on the property. 12 young plants were also seized from inside the home. Additionally, nearly 30 ounces of marijuana that had already been cultivated were seized. This included nearly 9 ounces of marijuana that had been packaged for distribution.

The average yield of an outdoor cultivated plant is recognized by law enforcement to be 16 oz of consumable marijuana. Based on the the average street price of $250-300 per ounce the seizure is valued between $239,000 and $287,000.

The residents, who were leasing the property are being charged with Possession of a Class D Substance with Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Class D Substance with Intent to Manufacture, and Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substances Act.

Chief Lee stated “This was an outstanding piece police work by lead investigator Det. Gregg DeBoer and Det. David Shane. This is a huge seizure, preventing a sizable amount of illegal marijuana from making it onto the streets. The Hopkinton Police Department is committed to actively enforcing the State's drug laws and keeping Hopkinton Safe.”  ~HPD Press Release

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    Asphalt paving is scheduled on the following streets. Work hours will be approximately 7am-4pm on less otherwise noted.

Monday August 24thWilson St – 1500’ North of East Main St to Smith’s Mill.

                                         ROAD WILL BE CLOSED FROM 7AM-12PM

                                                                      Meserve St – Full Length

Tuesday August 25thMain St – From Hopkinton Lumber to West Main St. 9am-12pm

                                         Wood St – From Elm St to Rt. 495 Bridge.

Wednesday August 26th Wood St – From Rocky Woods Rd to the Westboro town line.

Please expect delays and seek alternate routes when possible. More updated notices will be posted as needed.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during these needed projects.


Mike Mansir

Highway Manager

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Celebrating 300 Years


August 20, 2015 — An area was excavated today to ready the site at the Hopkinton Common to prepare for the reinstallation of the fountain that was moved to Natick for repair and re-creation by Sculptor Jeff Buccacio. According to Parks and Recreation Commissioner Eric Sonnett, the dedication of the redone work of art will take place on Friday, September 11, 2015 as part of a weekend of 300th Celebration events. See the list of events.

First Hot Dogs, then Shtick, and now Blues. Where in Hopkinton? See the Video to Find Out
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Incident Logs Updated this afternoon, August 19, 2015

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

Most recent incidents first



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

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

 13 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

   1 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

       Parking violations 

    1 Motor vehicle accidents without personal injury. 

   1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

10:20 pm Sgt. John Porter an Officer Matthew McNeil investigate the report of a past assault from a Meserve Street victim.

3:31 pm A Caller from Deer Run reported his window shot out by a BB gun earlier in the day.

12:31 pm Call for smashed window on truck on Granite Street.

12:26 pm A caller reported her vehicle  broken into in the upper beach parking area at the Hopkinton State Park, an area that is in Ashland. Ashland PD were notified.






41st Annual Polyarts,
Saturday, September 12, 10-4,
Hopkinton Town Common,
Rain or shine.
Over 70 artisan vendors, music, kids activities

and Hopkinton non-profits.


Bill's Pizza will be closed from August 15, 2015 through August 24, 2015 to Celebrate the Marriage of Vaia and Zacharias.
Milford Regional Excellence Campaign Receives $1 Million Challenge Gift to Assist in Reaching $25 Million Goal

MILFORD - The Milford Regional Healthcare Foundation recently announced an anonymous $1 million dollar-for-dollar match challenge gift in support of Excellence…The Campaign for Milford Regional Medical Center. The matching challenge, when fulfilled, will ensure completion of the Foundation’s $25 million capital campaign that has already raised $23 million to support Milford Regional Medical Center’s new building project.

“We continue to be grateful to the many members of our community who have helped us reach this significant milestone and this challenge to help us reach, and ultimately exceed, our campaign goal is a true testament to those who value Milford Regional most,” said John Burns (File photo), chairman of Excellence as well as the Board of Trustees of Milford Regional. “We invite everyone who feels strongly about providing the best possible health care to those who live and work in the greater Milford area to support the campaign and help us meet this challenge.”

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Below, Deputy Fire Chief Slaman looks at wires in trees following this car vs. pole this morning, 8/19/15, 9:30 am

The Cross Street will continue to be closed during repairs.

Incident Logs Updated today, August 19, 2015

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

Most recent incidents first


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

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

 52 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

   4 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

   1 Parking violations 

   2 Motor vehicle accidents without personal injury. 

   1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.



Sunday, August 16, 2015

11:46 pm Pedro Caetano, 49, of Depot Street in Milford was arrested and charged with Operation of a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License, OUI Liquor, Second Offense and No Inspection Sticker. His passenger, Ryan A Marx of Center Street in Pembroke  was charged with Possession of a Class B Substance.



Monday, August 17, 2015

3:05 pm Three units responded to a report of many teens walking into the woods around echo lake, but they could not find them.

1:14 pm An individual reported she was nearly struck by a black Jeep that failed to stop while she was using a crosswalk on West Main Street.

10:21 am Officer Thomas Griffin, Officer Matthew McNeil and Chief Edward Lee responded to a Hayden Rowe Street address for an individual who refused to leave premises. Issue was resolved.

8:23 am Officer McNeil spoke with the operator of a vehicle that had reportedly been tailgating another vehicle on West Main Street.


Sunday, August 16, 2015

10:20 pm An individual was arrested and charged with Operation of a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License, OUI Liquor, Second Offense and No Inspection Sticker. His passenger was charged with Possession of a Class B Substance.

12:02 am Officer Linda Higgins reported a large tree on wires across Winter Street, and closed the road pending removal.


Saturday, August 15, 2015

8:47 pm A loud explosion reported on West Elm Street.

7:04 pm Clinton Street caller complained of solicitor. Gone on arrival.

6:25 pm Units checked College Rock area [the scene of much recent graffiti].

5:49 pm A Clinton Street caller reported that solicitors at the door might not be registered. Units responded and advised. They left the area.

4:01 pm Hayden Rowe Street resident reports snakes in yard, and they are afraid to go outside. Snakes moved elsewhere upon arrival.

1:04 pm Officer Peter Booth reported an individual with a possible allergic reaction on West main Street.

9:35 am An individual turned in keys found on Cross Street.


Friday, August 14, 2015

1:04 pm Officer Thomas Griffin issued a parking ticket on Lakeshore Drive.

1:05 am Apple Tree Hill caller reported male an female screaming at one another. They were locate and determined to be the individuals sought earlier.


Thursday, August 13, 2015

8:40 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil, responding to a call of parked vehicles blocking the roadway on Walcott Street, ordered the party host to have them moved.

8:26 am An Ash Street resident discovered eggs thrown at house.

Charlie Baker Discusses Middle School Courtyard Progress
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Sky's the Limit

August 8, 2015 — Students above, pose in the courtyard of Hopkinton Middle School by the performance stage under construction as part of the Sky's the Limit project.

Below, landscape designer Charles Baker instructs students who began bringing into the courtyard laser-inscribed bricks that helped pay for the project. Mr. Baker said the space will be ready for use in September.

Health and Fitness
Rock on the Wild Side


August 18, 2015 — Legacy Farms manager Roy MacDowell looks at some plans with engineers at the site of part of the sidewalk construction Legacy promised as part of the Host Community Agreement with the Town of Hopkinton. This part of East Main Street collapsed a few years ago and the roadbed was reconstructed by a contractor for the town. However, the reconstruction did not take into account the planned sidewalk.


Bill's Pizza will be closed from August 15, 2015 through August 24, 2015 to Celebrate the Marriage of Vaia and Zacharias.
A Farmer's Marketplace, Seven Days a Week!

August 17, 2015 — Water Fresh Farm Marketplace sells not only their  own hydroponic vegetables, tomatoes and herbs, but fine, fresh produce from other local farms, too.


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