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Patricia M. Sheehan, 82

Patricia M. Sheehan, 82, of Hopkinton, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018. Born in Haverhill, NH,  she was the daughter of the late Edward and Avis (Mills) Moran.


She was known and loved by everyone as Gram.  She lived for her family and loved her children and grandchildren. She was an avid yard saler and loved animals.


Patricia rests in peace now with the love of her life, Peter Wilson.  She is survived by her four children, Sharon Moshier, Donna Aldrich and her husband David, Timothy and Dennis Sheehan. She also leaves behind her sister, Dorothea Pecora, her grandchildren Billy, Lisa, Justin, Shawn, Brady, Allie, and  Meghan, and 7 great-grandchildren.


A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 26th at 11:00 a.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St.  www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com  Burial of cremains will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Baypath Humane Society, 500 Legacy Farms North, Hopkinton, MA. 01748.

    

Sarah A. "Sally" Bowker, 83

HOPKINTON - Sarah A. "Sally" Bowker, 83, died Thursday, January 18, 2018.  Born in Brockton, she was the daughter of the late John D. and Ann (Kelley) Riordan.

Sally grew up in Stoughton and spent her summers fishing, picking berries, reading and sailing on North Pond.  In 1952, she graduated from the Academy of the Assumption in Wellesley Hills.  She attended Framingham State and married Francis X. Bowker in 1957.  She taught CCD at St. John the Evangelist, volunteered for the Girl Scouts and worked at the Hopkinton Public Library under Betty Strong.  


She is survived by her daughters Kelley Bowker of South Boston, Jacqueline Bowker of Taunton and Julie Bowker and her husband Ho-ping Wei of Portland, OR.  
She also leaves her sisters Antoinette Newhoff of Moraga, CA and Susan Reynolds of Honeoye Falls, NY and many devoted nieces and nephews, both Bowker and Riordan.

She was a smart, witty conversationalist who savored time with Mary, Nancy and Marie.  She especially loved those Bowker nieces who reached for her bridal bouquet on Proctor St.

The funeral will be held Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. from the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church St.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church (lower church).  Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Stoughton.  Calling hours at the funeral home are Monday, January 22, 2018 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Donations may be made to the Hopkinton Public Library 13 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748 or to the Metrowest Heart Study, 73 Mt Wayte Ave, Framingham, MA 01702.


Wild Goose Chase


January 19, 2018 -- First responders from Hopkinton, Ashland and the state, Fire District 14, converged on Hopkinton State Park for the report of a man walking on the unsafe ice to free a swan who was "stuck on the ice." And as swans are known to do, it flew away when he approached.
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   Rachael Chen, 17, of Hopkinton to Perform the Flute as Part of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras’ Annual Opera Performance in Bizet’s popular Carmen on January 28th at 3pm at Sanders Theatre at Harvard University.
This performance takes place as BYSO celebrates their 60th anniversary!
 

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), internationally recognized youth musical organization, will bring to life a full opera once again! On Sunday, January 28th, BYSO will perform its 11th consecutive, full-length opera in Sanders Theatre at Harvard University and continues to be the only youth orchestra in the US to do so. Under the leadership of BYSO Music Director, Federico Cortese, the Boston Youth Symphony, BYSO’s premier orchestra will perform Bizet’s famous Carmen as part of its 60th anniversary season.

Over one hundred young musicians from the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), conducted by Music Director Federico Cortese, with stage direction by Edward Berkeley, will come center stage to bring to life a tale of love, jealously and power for this one-time only performance of Bizet’s Carmen. BYSO’s young musicians will have the unique opportunity to work alongside professional singers and a full chorus. The illustrious and international cast includes mezzo soprano Ketevan Kemoklidze, past winner of the Placido Domingo Operalia, taking on the role of Carmen, tenor Kyle van Schoonhoven, 1st year Adler Fellow at the San Francisco Opera, as Don José and Franco Pomponi as bullfighter Escamillo.

BIZET CARMEN | Sunday, January 28th at 3:00pm | Sanders Theatre at Harvard University 45 Quincy St. Cambridge
Boston Youth Symphony (BYS)
Federico Cortese, Music Director and Conductor ; Edward Berkeley, Stage Director ; Carmen, Ketevan Kemoklidze ; Don José, Kyle van Schoonhoven ;  Escamillo, Franco Pomponi ; Micaëla, Pureum Jo ; Zuniga, Federico De Michelis ; Moralès, Ryne Cherry ; Frasquita, Meredith Hansen ; Mercédès, Vera Savage ; Le Dancaïre, David McFerrin ; Le Remendado, Neal Ferreira ; BYSO Opera Chorus ; Bénédicte Jourdois, Chorus Master

Tickets start at only $40; call Sanders Theatre Box Office at (617) 496-2222. Free parking is available at the Broadway Garage on Felton Street. This performance of Bizet’s Carmen contains sensitive subject matter for young children and the running time is nearly 3 hours. Therefore, this performance is only recommended for children 10 years of age and older.

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Police Press Logs Updated 1/19/2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

2:21 pm A caller reported that a car had flipped over on Turnpike Road in Southborough. The Southborough Police Department was notified.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

7:00 pm A caller reported a suspicious male standing on the side of West Main Street. Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with the individual who stated that he was waiting for the bus.


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

11:14 am A walk-in reported that someone had hacked into his email.


Read More Incidents Here (1/16/2018 - 1/17/2018) (1/18/2018)
Arrests Here (1 New)

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MSP Recruit Troop Raises More than $10K for Cops For Kids With Cancer

January 18, 2018 -- Trainees of the Massachusetts State Police 83rd Recruit Training Troop, who will graduate from the State Police Academy next week and become MSP Troopers, have raised $10,355 for Cops For Kids With Cancer. The class made a ceremonial check presentation this morning. Accepting the check on behalf of Cops for Kids With Cancer, which provides financial support to families of children receiving cancer treatment, were Canton Police Deputy Chief Helena Rafferty, the organization’s president, and State Police Detective Lieutenant William Coulter, chairman of the group’s Board of Directors.

Fundraising for the Cops for Kids charity is not the only act of service the trainees have performed during the six months they have spent in New Braintree preparing to become MSP Troopers. They fanned out across the state on the day before Thanksgiving to perform a wide range of community service duties, and also collected donations for the Toys for Tots Program in December.


Joining the Recruit Training Troop for this morning’s check presentation were Colonel Kerry Gilpin, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; Lieutenant Colonel Barry O’Brien, Deputy Superintendent of Department; Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Grenham, Commander of the Division of Standards and Training, Major Matthew Roy, Deputy Commander of the Division of Standards and Training; Captain Michael Lyver, Academy Commandant, and other Division and Academy staff members. More information about the important work done by Cops For Kids With Cancer may be found at https://copsforkidswithcancer.org/  .Contributed content.


HOPKINTON - Sarah A. "Sally" Bowker, 83, died Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Metrowest Medical Center, Framingham.  Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, are incomplete at this time.
    
Lights Are On For Skating
Carrigan Park is open for skating as follows:
9am-9pm Sunday through Thursday
9am-10pm Friday and Saturday
 Hopkinton Parks & Recreation Outdoor Ice Rink at Carrigan.
 Please observe the following rules:

● The use of this facility is at your own risk. The Town of Hopkinton does not assume responsibility for injury or for any loss, theft or damage to personal items.
● Cones are provided to split the ice and share the surface. ● Shovels and brooms are in the dugout. If the ice needs a scraping, please help.
● No Pets allowed.
● No food or drink allowed on ice.
● No loitering or use of rink by persons without skates. ● No Cross-skating or other skating that interferes with general skating.
● No speed-skating.
● No games are permitted that will interfere with other skaters (broom ball etc).
● Keep the rink tidy. Put your litter in the trash cans provided.
● No Smoking. ● No alcohol permitted.
● Be considerate of noise levels. ● Do not use foul or offensive language.
● Do not fight or play roughly inside the rink surface. The rink is located at 85 Main Street. Out of respect for the business owners in the building, we ask that you park in the lot located on Marshall Ave. There is direct access to Carrigan from this parking lot. Outdoor rinks are natural rinks that are dependent on weather conditions for ice quality. Please respect the RINK CLOSED signs for protection of the rink, ice and YOU!


January 17, 2017 --The potential for skating has begun at Carrigan Park behind 85 Main Street, but no one is there yet this evening.
 Please be aware of the hours, above.
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Benjamin James "BJ" Tomlin, 43

Benjamin James “BJ” Tomlin, 43, of Grafton and formerly of Hopkinton, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Born in Framingham, he was the son of Frances Ann (McGrath) and Benjamin Porter Tomlin of Ft. Myers, FL.

BJ worked as a retail merchandiser for Acosta. He loved Nascar, the Boston Bruins, reading, and playing trivial pursuit.

Besides his parents, BJ is survived by his aunts and uncles, Barbara Lombard, Paul Tomlin, Agnes Tomlin, Margaret Hayes, Jean and Steve Hendrix of Westboro, and Tom and Terry McGrath of Uxbridge. He also leaves behind his cousins, Tim McGrath, Bob and Ree McGrath of Milford and the Canty family of Hopkinton. He is predeceased by his grandparents, his uncles, Jim and William McGrath, and his cousin Brad Canty of Hopkinton.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, January 21st from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Woodville Rod & Gun Club, 252 Wood St. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to the Canty Underdog Scholarship Fund, 5 Cunningham St. Hopkinton, MA. 01748. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, http://www.chesmorefuneralhome.com.

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from January 8, 2018 - January 17, 2018
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
Address
Buyer
Price
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
54 Jackson Drive unit 61 Alice L. Valle $191,300 Jan. 12, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
12 Pheasant Hill Road Matthew S. Richard, Marisa Richard $660,000 Jan. 12, 2018 Kent J. Yee, Betty N. Yee
33 Hayward Street Vikasith Babu Pratty, Lakshmi Radhika $635,000 Jan. 10, 2018 Daniel Aho, Hayward Street Nominee Trust

Police Press Logs Updated 1/17/2018

Sunday, January 14, 2018

12:04 pm A walk-in from Spring Street reported that a telephone pole in his yard was moving and ripping the support wires out of the ground as well as causing damage to the wires connected to the house. The telephone company was notified.


Saturday, January 13, 2018

7:16 pm A resident of Lakepoint Way reported that a large stack of trays was left at their doorstop as a prank. Officer Brian Sanchioni responded to check the area.


12:10 am The Southborough Police Department stated that a resident of their town reported hearing possible screaming or a pack of coyotes in the area of Cedar Street. Officer Philip Powers checked the area but did not hear anything suspicious.


Read More Incidents Here
Arrests Here (1 New)

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Update Regarding Dracut Investigation

DRACUT - January 16, 2018-- Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Dracut Chief of Police Peter Bartlett have confirmed that an arrest warrant has been issued for James O’Neil, 59, of Dracut for the charges of assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and domestic assault and battery in connection with allegedly stabbing a woman who is known to him at a Sesame Street residence in Dracut.

Shortly after midnight on January 16, 2018 Dracut Police responded to a 911 call at a residence on Sesame Street. Upon arrival police located a woman in her 50s with life threatening injuries who was transported to a Boston hospital.

Simultaneously police received a call of a serious motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Methuen Street and Parker Road. Based on the preliminary investigation, it is believed that the driver of that vehicle, O’Neil, was allegedly coming from the Sesame Street location.

O’Neil was transported to an area hospital where he remains hospitalized with serious injuries. As a result of his medical condition he has not been placed under arrest at this time and an arraignment has not been scheduled.

The victim in this case remains hospitalized in serious condition. 

    
UNIBANK DONATES $20,000 TO WORCESTER COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL FOR HOME HEATING PROGRAM


Left to right are: Matthew Wally, Vice President of Government and Community Affairs, UniBank; Mary Knittle, Director of Energy Resources, WCAC; Dianne Schiavone, LIHEAP Coordinator, WCAC; Jill Dagilis, Executive Director, WCAC; and Sam S. Pepper, Jr., President and CEO, UniBank.

WHITINSVILLE, MA – UniBank recently donated $20,000 to Worcester Community Action Council’s (WCAC) Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), commonly known as the Emergency Fuel Fund. UniBank’s donation helps the WCAC provide relief to vulnerable households that are struggling to meet the cost of keeping their homes warm.

WCAC’s Fuel Assistance Program helps eligible residents in greater Worcester, including many of the towns where UniBank has a presence. In addition, WCAC provides energy efficiency reviews for eligible households to help reduce costs and improve efficiencies to stretch energy dollars.

“These much needed services provided by Worcester Community Action Council have a tremendous impact on residents that are in need in our local communities,” stated UniBank President and CEO Sam S. Pepper, Jr. “We are proud to play a part in keeping residents in our neighborhoods warm throughout the cold winter months with this donation.”

“On behalf of the vulnerable households who will be helped by this generous donation, we are most grateful,” said WCAC Executive Director Jill Dagilis. “The frigid temperatures we have endured already this winter leave many, many households extremely vulnerable. These dollars will help support many families struggling to meet home heating costs right here in our community.”

The Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. was established in 1965 as the locally designated “community action” agency for the Economic Opportunity Act. Today, WCAC serves as an umbrella agency offering a variety of education, employment and social service programs.

For more information about the LIHEAP or other services administered through WCAC, visit www.wcac.net.

UniBank is rooted in the Blackstone Valley with assets of $1.6 billion as of December 31, 2017. A full-service, mutually owned community bank, UniBank has branches in Central Massachusetts and the MetroWest region of Massachusetts. UniBank opened its newest full-service branch at 193 Boston Turnpike (Route 9) in Shrewsbury (at the former site of Spag’s) on September 20, 2017. UniBank is dedicated to contributing to the overall quality of life and economic health of the communities it serves, while maintaining a high level of financial soundness and integrity. UniBank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC and Member DIF. UniBank NMLS #583135. The company website is www.unibank.com .


See New Town of Hopkinton Website Only at the Hopkinton Library (for now)

The Town of Hopkinton, MA has launched a newly designed pilot website. The website preview is currently available on public use computers at the Hopkinton Public Library, located at 13 Main Street. Soon - the site will be launched so that it’s accessible from everywhere.

We wanted to give residents a preview as early as possible. The purpose of the Pilot site is to give you an opportunity to provide feedback so that we may make additional changes prior to the full replacement of www.hopkintonma.gov  . Currently, the Pilot site is operating independent of the existing site at www.hopkintonma.gov  .


If you have any feedback regarding the site - we would love to hear from you! Please help us by filling out a quick survey. Please keep in mind that this is a working sample website; there are some links or sections that aren’t yet 100%. We are still working to add more content and fine tune menus and links.
The new site has been designed with the user experience in mind; to improve navigation and functionality.
 

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Busty and the Bass are some cool cats in Amsterdam -- Our friend from Upton, Mike McCann, is the trumpet on the left.
Scenes from MLK Day
Below, Boston Jewish Community Chorus



Click above to hear them at rehearsal (background sounds are from other people shuffling around in the auditorium).

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Red Cross Donations

Above, John Savignano and Cynthia Franca  attend to the volunteer table for the American Red Cross at MLK celebration at Hopkinton Middle School this afternoon. By early afternoon, they had 50 people signed up to donate blood.
   
Special Olympics and Freshman Boys
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Tough Job

January 15, 2018 -- But somebody's got to do it!

Interfaith


January 14, 2018 -- The Islamic Masumeen Center of New England hosted an interfaith gathering of Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith leaders speaking at their third annual celebration of the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr. today at their 115 Wood Street location. As part of their Sunday School teachings, the children of the Muslim congregation performed educational skits they rehearsed  for the gathering. They are assembling for performances, below.

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Little Rocket

   

January 13, 2018 -- Anyone heading west in Marlborough last Sunday would not have been blamed for pulling over and grabbing a shot of this colorful sunset. This view, from French Hill, silhouettes the iconic water tower that can also be seen rising above the distant horizon by travellers using Route 495 North, north of Route 9.


Sublimation

January 13, 2018 -- The change of state from a solid to a gas, without first turning into a liquid, sublimation, has created fog that limits visibility on railroad tracks, as in Rochdale yesterday, above. Studies of simulated video of fog shows that automobile drivers speed up in fog as the result of some sort of innate tendency.

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Superintendent Contract Approved


January 12, 2018 -- At their meeting on January 11, 2018, the School Committee approved the contract for the next Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Carol Cavanaugh.  Dr. Cavanaugh and the School Committee have agreed to a three year contract with a salary of $180,000, and terms similar to Dr. MacLeod's current contract.

Dr. Cavanaugh will officially assume her duties on July 1, 2018, and will work closely with Dr. MacLeod and the School Committee to ensure a smooth and seamless transition.

 

The School Committee would like to express its thanks to all members of the community who participated in this important process, including the Screening Committee; the administrative team, faculty, staff, and students; members of the Board of Selectmen; leadership from school support organizations; and members of the community at large.  

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Police Press Logs Updated 1/12/2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018

5:15 pm A caller on Hayden Rowe Street reported that the operator of a motor vehicle was driving with no taillights and was not stopping for stop signs. Officer Stephen Buckley checked the area with a negative find.


2:30 pm A Blueberry Lane resident reported that a basement door was open and the lock was loose due to a possible break-in. Three officers responded to investigate and advised that there was an oversight on the doors.


12:30 am Officer Jacob Campbell spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle in EMC Park who stated that they were chasing Pokemon.

Read More Incidents Here (1/10/2018)  (1/11/2018)
Arrests Here (1 New)

Town's Youth Commission
ITINERARY ON MLK DAY:

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ON THE DAY BEFORE MLK DAY:

CLICK HERE FOR SPEAKERS LIST AT ISLAMIC CENTER ON DAY BEFORE
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Gastroenterologists Appointed to Milford Regional Medical Staff

 

Milford Regional is pleased to welcome gastroenterologists, Stephen Rotman, MD, and Parham Safaie, MD to the active medical staff. They have joined Milford Gastroenterology Associates in Milford, Massachusetts.

Dr. Rotman earned his medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY in 2010. He performed an internship and residency in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY.

Dr. Rotman is board certified in internal medicine. He continued his training with a gastroenterology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA and an advanced endoscopy fellowship at New York University Langone Medical Center.

Parham Safaie, MD graduated from the University of Genoa, in Italy with a degree in medicine in 2003. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at MetroWest Medical Center, Framingham, MA and he is board certified in internal medicine. Dr. Safaie completed a fellowship in hepatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA and a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH. 

“We welcome Drs. Rotman and Safaie to our medical staff, states Edward J. Kelly, president, Milford Regional Medical Center. “We are very pleased to have such highly trained physicians join our expanded gastroenterology team.”

Appointments with Dr. Rotman and Dr. Safaie can be made by calling 508-478-6363. Milford Gastroenterology Associates, Inc. is conveniently located just up the street from Milford Regional at 215 West St. in Milford.


   



The water and sewer office will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King day on Monday, January 15th. Should you have a water or sewer emergency, please call the Hopkinton Fire and Police dispatch at 508-497-3401

--
Eric J. Carty Water-Sewer Manager
Hopkinton Water-Sewer Dept.

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Statement from District Attorney Marian Ryan Regarding Bail Practices:

 

January 11, 2018 -- Today I am announcing that it will be the practice of the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office not to request cash bail in non-violent, low-level cases in the district court. Recognizing that even a short period of incarceration can cause tremendous upheaval in one’s life, including loss of employment and housing, this practice seeks to prevent incarceration solely due to a lack of financial resources and in cases where we don’t intend to seek a jail sentence.

 

This action reflects what has been the evolving practice of this office regarding cash bail and is informed by my work on criminal justice reform with the Massachusetts Legislature, Middlesex Chiefs of Police, members of the defense bar, community leaders and the public. It is also reflective of our larger focus on understanding the impact the criminal justice system has on people’s lives and presenting alternatives to prosecution such as restorative justice and diversion.

 

As always, public safety will remain our highest priority and we will continue to request cash bail in cases where the facts and circumstances suggest it is necessary including those involving sexual assault, domestic violence and firearms. Moving forward we will continue to consult with the many stakeholders who have informed our position on this issue.

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Department of Public Health discovers rare Salmonella strain that leads to FDA’s multistate recall of frozen coconut

BOSTON (January 10, 2018) Disease investigators at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) have traced a rare strain of Salmonella to frozen shredded coconut, prompting the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the distributor this month to issue a multistate recall.

The FDA said testing performed by Massachusetts led Evershing International Trading Company to announce a recall of Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut (Item number 331223, UPC 05216-44081) packaged in 16-ounce plastic bags. The product is distributed in Ohio, Massachusetts, Washington, California, Oklahoma, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Florida, and Texas.

Staff from DPH’s Food Protection Program in the Bureau of Environmental Health, the State Public Health Laboratory and the Epidemiology Program housed in the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences, and the Boston Public Health Commission discovered the unusual Salmonella strain while investigating a single case of Salmonella.

``This case demonstrates how public health in Massachusetts works in a coordinated way to protect the food supply and enable consumers to eat at restaurants with confidence,’’ said Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH. ``The fact that we have detected this strain of Salmonella that caught the attention of the US government is a testament to the work of our dedicated staff, whom I applaud.’’

As part of the investigation, staff from DPH and Boston Inspectional Services collected samples of various food products used as ingredients from a Boston restaurant and interviewed people who fell ill.

Those food samples were brought back to the State Public Health Laboratory for testing, which confirmed that one of the samples, an unopened package of raw frozen coconut meat, was positive for Salmonella. DPH shared the lab results with the FDA and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which ultimately led to the decision by the distributor to announce the recall of all lots of frozen shredded coconut sold between Jan. 3, 2017 and Jan. 3, 2018.  Press Release.

   
Hopkinton Students Achieve Honors at Keefe Tech
Gabrielle Buentello 9 High Honor Roll Hopkinton
Juliet Jacobs 11 High Honor Roll Hopkinton
Kimberly Recinos 10 Honor Roll Hopkinton
Aidan Shepard 10 Honor Roll Hopkinton
Erika Williams 10 Honor Roll Hopkinton

Governor Baker Visits Goodwill’s Quarterly Clothing Collaborative

January 10, 2018 -- Governor Charlie Baker, Secretary of Public Safety and Security Daniel Bennett, Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta and executives from Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries visited Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries’ quarterly “Clothing Collaborative,” which makes donated business clothing available to male and female job seekers who participate in Boston Career Link (BCL).

 

For nearly 20 years, BCL has served as a Massachusetts One Stop Career Center, offering job training and placement programs to assist job-seekers in their efforts to obtain and retain meaningful employment. Last year, leveraging support from the Executive Office for Administration and Finance, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and the Department of Transportation, the Massachusetts Department of Correction entered into an agreement with BCL to provide services to pre-release individuals, including registration, orientation and employment services. Currently, 98 individuals have attended orientations, registration and completed a career action plan and 88 individuals have been employed.

 

(Photo Credit: Rachel Mandelbaum for the Office of the Governor)

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THE RACE IS ON:

2018 Open Positions for Local Office

The table below lists open seats* for the 2018 Town Election. The deadline to file nomination papers (available at the Town Clerk’s Office) bearing the signatures of at least 50 Hopkinton voters is Monday, April 2, 2018. For information regarding the election process, please call the Town Clerk’s Office at 508-497-9710. (D=Democrat, R=Republican)

 

Office

# positions

Length of Term

Incumbent whose term is expiring
Candidate who's taken out papers

Board of Assessors

1

3 years

Leslie Ficarri

Board of Health

1

3 years

Michael King (I) - D

Board of Library Trustees

1

3 years

Jessica King

Board of Selectmen

2

3 years

Brian Herr
Todd Cestari

Cemetery Commissioners

1

3 years

Thomas Pratt

Commissioners of Trust Fund

1

3 years

Sandra Altamura

Constable

1

3 years

Francis D'Urso

Parks & Recreation Commission

2

3 years

Robert Dobinski

Daniel Terry

Planning Board

2

5 years

John Ferrari

Irfan Nasrullah

School Committee

2

3 years

Jean Bertschmann

Jonathan Graziano
Meg Tyler -
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Police Press Logs Updated 1/10/2018

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

11:45 am A caller reported witnessing the operator of a Toyota Camry possibly pass out and hit a plow truck on South Street. Three officers responded and advised that the car was stuck in a snow bank and was winched out by a tow truck.

 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

11:09 am The DPW was notified of snow drifts in the roadways on School Street, Breakneck Hill Road and Ash Street which were making in difficult to pass.


Friday, January 5, 2018

11:09 am A caller on Grove Street reported a civil dispute regarding gas being pumped into diesel engine. Officer Connor Crosman responded and advised that the operator arranged for a tow.

Read More Incidents Here (1/5/2018 - 1/9/2018)
Arrests Here (1 New)

Utilities Not Included
$8.2 Million Cost of Downtown Project
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Abutter and outspoken critic of the project Jackie Potenzone makes a suggestion, while Ed Harrow waits his turn.

January 10, 2018 -- Representatives from MassDOT (Massachusetts Department of Transportation) presided over a Public Hearing last evening at the Hopkinton Senior Center dealing with 25% design submission of the proposed Main Street Corridor Project. The purpose of such a meeting is to provide guidance as to the scope of the project and to accept input from the public to consider for incorporation into the plans. Greg Russell of VHB narrated a slideshow, which we seek to share with readers. The scope of the project is from Main Street at Wood to Main Street just east of Ash Street, and includes the Hopkinton Common.

       People spoke against the closing of Marathon Way, which was the version of changes to the Hopkinton Common that was shown last evening. At a hearing last week by the Historic District Commission, that body voted unanimously to keep it open, and this evening, several speakers, including Dale Danahy and Dorothy Ferriter-Wallace, agreed with that conclusion.

       Three-term selectman Brian Herr clarified that the Board of Selectmen, which voted to close Marathon Way, would need to vote again if they determine to change that. [Editor's note: The late Cookie Kumlin installing the first sign (file photo). Incidentally, the area around the Doughboy monument was designated as "Cookies Corner."]

       The goal of the project, stated Mr. Russell, is to address congestion and improve safety for "all users," vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians.

       The $8.2 million funding for the project is through the state TIP (Transportation Improvement Program) program, which does not include putting the utilities underground, which would cost approximately another $3-5 million. Although there is often conversation among local government people about the concept, as if it is already tacitly approved, speakers last evening were adamant that the project, as presented, does not include that aspect. People also made clear that Town Meeting has rejected funding the undergrounding of utilities.

        "I have been a vocal opponent of this project," said Jackie Potenzone, an abutter at 12 Wood Street, the western edge of the scope. 

         Mrs. Potenzone pleaded for pedestrian improvements at the Main/Pleasant intersection to increase safety for children walking to school.

        Greg Mazur, owner of properties at 5 Walcott Street, 30-36 Main and 42 Main Street, said he has met with 60 prospective restaurants to lease his one remaining retail space, all of whom agreed there was not enough parking.

        In an effort to encourage businesses to locate in the Downtown, some time ago, the Planning Board relaxed parking requirements in the Downtown, allowing Mr. Mazur to proceed with his project, building  not the 72 spaces ordinarily required, but with only 36 instead, which has apparently turned out to be counterproductive. Mr. Mazur would like the town to build a lot. Incidentally, there is an underutilized large lot on the adjacent private property that likely qualifies for cross-parking agreement.

        The next critical step in the process is a 75% design submission.

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   Teresa A. (Settani) Carboni, 90

Mrs. Teresa A. (Settani) Carboni, 90, of Milford MA, died Monday (January 8, 2018) at the Milford Regional Medical Center after a period of declining health. Mrs. Carboni was born in Milford MA, the daughter of the late Mr & Mrs. Alfred Settani. She was a graduate of Milford High School, Class of 1944. She was first employed as an office worker at the Dennison Manufacturing Company located in Framingham MA. She later was co-owner & operator of Carboni Realty Trust Home Builders & Land Developers, with her former husband, the late Alfred V. Carboni.

 

Mrs. Carboni was a longtime volunteer at the Milford Hospital. She loved gardening and spending time at Cape Cod. She also had a keen interest in antiques. Mrs. Carboni is survived by her 2 Sons: Alfred Carboni of Mendon MA and Paul P. Carboni and his wife Janet of Milford MA; 3 Grandchildren: Jessica, wife of Peter Paldino of Worcester MA, Melissa Carboni of San Francisco CA and Jeffrey Carboni and his wife Aisleen of Milford MA; 3 Great Grandchildren: Charles Paldino, Cecelia Paldino and Nathan Carboni; also nieces & nephews. Mrs. Carboni was the grandmother of the late Jill Carboni and the sister of the late Gemma Giamarco, the late Grace Mancini and the late Anna Tosti.

 

Her funeral will be held Monday (January 15th) from the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress Street, Milford MA followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in the Lower Chapel of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 7 East Main Street, Milford MA. Burial will follow in St. Marys Cemetery in Milford MA. A visiting hour will be held Monday (January 15th) from 8:30am to 9:30am, prior to her Funeral Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Milford Regional Medical Center, c/o the Milford Regional Healthcare Foundation, 14 Prospect Street, Milford MA 01757 or to the American Heart Association, P O Box #417005, Boston MA 02241.

   
DEIDRE BELGER WINS THE HOPKINTON MIDDLE SCHOOL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEE
Moves One Step Closer to $50,000 College Scholarship

Above, Mr. Michael Hayes , Deidre Belger's teacher, and Moderator of the Bee, hangs a medal around her neck following her win.

Hopkinton Middle School, MA, January 8, 2018 —Deidre Belger, a 8th grade student at Hopkinton Middle School, won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee on January 8, 2018 and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship. The school Bee, at which students answered questions on geography, was the first round in the 30th annual National Geographic Bee, a geography competition designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world. Thousands of schools around the United States and in the five U.S. territories are participating in the 2018 National Geographic Bee. The school champions, including Deidre, will take a qualifying test; up to 100 of the top scorers on that test in each state will then be eligible to compete in their state Bee on April 6, 2018. The National Geographic Society will provide an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., for state winners to participate in the Bee national championship rounds May 20-23, 2018. The first place national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the Society, including a subscription to National Geographic magazine, and an all-expenses-paid Lindblad expedition to the Galápagos Islands aboard the new National Geographic Endeavour ll. Travel for the trip is provided by Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic. Second- and third-place finishers will receive $25,000 and $10,000 college scholarships, respectively. National Geographic will air the final round of the National Geographic Bee Championship in May 2018. It will air later on public television stations; check local television listings for dates and times.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the National Geographic Bee. The National Geographic Society developed the National Geographic Bee in 1989 in response to concern about the lack of geographic knowledge among young people in the United States. Over three decades, 1,583 state champions have traveled to D.C. to participate in the finals and more than $1.5 million in college scholarship money has been awarded to winners of the competition by the National Geographic Society. Everyone can test their geography knowledge with the exciting Geo Bee Quiz, an online geography quiz at www.nationalgeographic.org/bee/study/quiz , which poses 10 new questions a day and with the National Geographic Geo Quiz Alexa skill, which releases six new questions a day. In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Bee, National Geographic has also published an updated National Geographic Bee book: “How to Ace the National Geographic Bee: Official Study Guide, 5th Edition,” by Stephen Cunha. The National Geographic Society is a leading nonprofit that invests in bold people and transformative ideas in the fields of exploration, scientific research, storytelling and education. Through our grants and programs, we aspire to create a community of change, advancing key insights about our planet and probing some of the most pressing scientific questions of our 72 time while ensuring that the next generation is armed with geographic knowledge and global understanding. Our goal is measurable impact: furthering exploration and educating people around the world to inspire solutions for the greater good. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.org

 

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Below, from left, Brandon Fu, Elias Ghodrati, Jack Long, Nolan Kelly, Ryan Franklin, Deidre Belger [winner], Jordan Pessin Anthony DeLuca, Ryan Darbhanga.

 

 


Donald Paul Moore, 94

Donald Paul Moore, 94, of Princeton, NJ, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 4, 2018, while visiting his daughter and her family in Massachusetts. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Jeanette (Nash) and Arthur C. Moore. He was the husband of 66 years to a Ruth (Kirk) Moore of Princeton.

Donald attended the Witherspoon School for colored children as well as the Bordentown School known as the “Tuskegee of the North”. He graduated from Pierce College. An Army Veteran of WWII, Donald was noted as one of the best gunners in the 969th Field Battalion. He was sought out by the Historical Society of Princeton to obtain information and facts regarding the African-American community. Donald was well loved by many, where he was affectionately called the Mayor of Spring Street.

Besides his wife, Donald is survived by two children, Kirk W. Moore of Springfield and Christine Morrison and her husband Curtis of Hopkinton, MA. He also leaves behind two grandchildren, Blake Morrison and Simone Moore.

Funeral services will be held privately with family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Paul Robeson House, 112 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ 08542. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, http://www.chesmorefuneralhome.com/

 

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from January 2, 2018 - January 8, 2018
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37 Chestnut Street Cloverhill Properties LLC $400,000 Jan. 5, 2018 Elaine M. Mitsock, Katelyn Mitsock
7 Stone Crossing Way Stephen J. Riley, Nancy Riley $870,000 Jan. 5, 2018 Thomas H. Robinson
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Joseph A. Velazquez, 53

Joseph A. Velazquez, 53, of Hopkinton, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Born in Deer Park, New York, he was the son of Angela (Leon) Velazquez of Hopkinton, and the late Florencio Velazquez.

A Hopkinton resident for the past 23 years, Joseph was an electrical and software engineer. He had attended MIT and graduated from Northeastern University. He worked at Interboro where he started his career developing software for time and attendance. He later worked at Simplex and Kronos. He had a dream of owning a company, which he accomplished with Business Analytics. For those who were lucky enough to have known him, there was nothing he couldn’t fix, especially cars and electronics. The information stored in his mind was endless and he loved learning. His two greatest joys were his daughters, but he also jumped at the opportunity to help anyone.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his two daughters, Sydney E. Velazquez and Taylor R. Velazquez both of Hopkinton; his sister, Marjorie Reiman and her husband Mark of Michigan, his former wife, Wendy Cirillo of Hopkinton, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and his Friends of Bill W.

There will be no visitation. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 13th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Church, 105 Southville Rd. Southborough. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Spaulding Rehab, 1575 Cambridge St. Cambridge, MA 02138 or spaulding.org . Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com 

   
   

Kevin Hrusovsky to Present at J.P. Morgan Conference

LEXINGTON, Mass.-- January 6, 2017 -- ()--Quanterix Corporation (NASDAQ:QTRX), a company digitizing biomarker analysis with the goal of advancing the science of precision health, today announced that Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman, Kevin Hrusovsky, a Hopkinton, Mass resident, will present a company overview at the 36th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, January 10, at 2:30 p.m. PST (5:30 p.m. EST) at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco.

To access the live webcast of Quanterix’ presentation please visit the News & Events page within the Investors section of the Quanterix website at www.quanterix.com. Replays of the webcast will be available on the Quanterix website for 60 days following the conference. Editor's note: Click here for 2010 archived HopNews video of Mr. Hrusovsky.

About Quanterix
Quanterix is a company that’s digitizing biomarker analysis with the goal of advancing the science of precision health. The company’s digital health solution, Simoa, has the potential to change the way in which healthcare is provided today by giving researchers the ability to closely examine the continuum from health to disease. Quanterix’ technology is designed to enable much earlier disease detection, better prognoses and enhanced treatment methods to improve the quality of life and longevity of the population for generations to come. The technology is currently being used for research applications in several therapeutic areas, including oncology, neurology, cardiology, inflammation and infectious disease. The company was established in 2007 and is located in Lexington, Massachusetts. For additional Information, please visit https://www.quanterix.com
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State Police Investigate Fatal Crash Route 195 Eastbound in Marion

 

January 6, 2018 -- This morning at approximately 7:00 a.m., troopers from the State Police Barracks in Bourne responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash that resulted in the death of the driver.

 

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Shawn Harris indicates that a 2014 Hyundai Velost was traveling eastbound when, for reasons still under investigation, the operator and sole occupant, Robert Xifaras, 55 from Mattapoisett, lost control of the vehicle and veered left into the median and rolled over.

 

The driver was determined to be deceased at the scene.

 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and Crime Scene Services Section.

 

State Police were assisted on scene by Marion Fire, EMS and police, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and MA DOT.

 

The left travel lane was closed for approximately 3 hours to accommodate the investigation.

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TREASURER GOLDBERG WARNS OF LOTTERY SCAM EMAIL

Massachusetts State Treasurer Warns Citizens of Fraudulent Emails Claiming a Donation From Powerball Winner

BOSTON – Illegitimate emails are being sent using the Treasurer’s name. They claim, “You have a donation from the former Massachusetts hospital worker, winner of the $758.7 million Powerball jackpot”. According to Treasurer Goldberg, these emails are a scam and have not been sent by her or the Massachusetts Office of the State Treasurer.

“It has come to our attention that emails using my name and likeness have been sent to residents across the state,” said Treasurer Deb Goldberg. “Our goal is to ensure that no Massachusetts citizen is taken advantage of as part of this scam.”

If you have any questions, please contact the Treasurer’s office at (617) 367-6900. You can view an example of a fraudulent email HERE.

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   Dayville, CT. and formerly Hopkinton, MA

Anna M. Brisco, 83, of Dayville, CT. and formerly of Hopkinton, MA passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Carmella (Trama) and Alessandro Morteo. She was the wife of the late Donald W. Brisco, who passed away in 2013.

A Hopkinton resident for over 40 years, Anna had worked for 18 years as the Cafeteria Manager at Center School in Hopkinton.  She is survived by her three children,  John W. Brisco and his wife Louann of Danielson, CT, and Donald A. Brisco, and Bonnie J. Brisco, both of Dayville, CT. She also leaves behind 2 grandchildren, Daniel J. and Matthew D. Brisco and her beloved dogs.


Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 9th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.comA funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 10th at 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton. Burial will follow in Evergreen, Cemetery, Hopkinton.

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Police Press Logs Updated 1/5/2018

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
10:43 pm
A caller reported hearing a male screaming on Church Street. Two officers checked the area and spoke with the individual.

10:06 pm Officer Matthew Santoro advised that he checked sections 1-4 of Route 495 for stranded motorists but did not find anyone in need of help.

11:44 am A 911 caller reported an assault on Hayward Street. Officer Stephen Buckley advised that the victim was in a motor vehicle with two other individuals and refused to give up information on those who assaulted him. He was then transported to a residence on Highland Street.

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     Drusilla Marguerite “Dru” Reid

Drusilla Marguerite “Dru” Reid of Hopedale passed away at her home on Wed. Dec. 27, 2017 at the age of 70. She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Victor.

Dru was born in Boston to Allegrine Guez Reid and John Allen Reid on Sept. 26, 1947. She and her family moved to Newton where she lived until her early teens when her mother, a Hopedale icon, accepted a position as a music teacher in the Hopedale School System.

Dru attended Hopedale High School and then went on to attend MIT and afterwards received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Mathematics from Lowell Tech, now U Mass Lowell.


While attending Lowell Tech, in 1965, she established Reid Tutoring Service which she proudly ran for 52 years. She was completely devoted to her mother, who taught piano after retiring from the Hopedale School System.

Dru’s devotion to her students was legendary. She tutored many Hopedale area children in any subjects they found difficult, and was extremely proud of their successes in life. Dru was an amazing teacher and had a wonderful sense of humor which enabled her to reach her students. There was nothing she enjoyed more than explaining a difficult concept and seeing her students’ understand. Her students have described the experience as “like a light bulb being turned on”.

She taught children from age 9 through college years and had adult students who were studying for advanced degrees. She spent as much time preparing for her students’ lessons as she did teaching them. She was determined that a student would never leave her desk with an unanswered question.

With Dru’s passing, Hopedale has lost a treasure. Many of her students kept in touch with her through the years and would visit her for many years thereafter. Dru’s warmth and her ability to teach will be greatly missed.

Visiting hours will be held on Fri. Jan. 5, 2018 from 5-7 PM in the BUMA SARGEANT FUNERAL HOME, 42 Congress St. Milford.

Funeral services will be held Sat. Jan. 6, 2018 at 11 AM in the funeral home.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family at a later date in the Hopedale Village Cemetery,. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hopedale High School Alumni Association, college Scholarship Program. Please make checks payable to the HHSAA, Inc., In Memory of Drusilla M. Reid, P.O. Box 25, Hopedale, MA 01747.

 

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EVERSOURCE AGREES TO USE SAVINGS FROM FEDERAL TAX BILL TO LOWER RATES FOR CUSTOMERS

    AG’s Office Called on the Department of Public Utilities to Reverse Company’s Rate Hike after Passage of Federal Tax Bill

BOSTON – Two weeks after AG Healey called on state utilities to pass their new tax savings onto customers, Eversource has agreed to use the corporate savings it will receive under the new federal tax law to lower rates for its 1.4 million Massachusetts customers.

In a Dec. 20 filing, AG Healey’s Office urged the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) to recalculate Eversource’s recently approved rate hike to reflect the reduction of the federal corporate tax rate from 35 to 21 percent. AG Healey is the first attorney general in the country to publicly call for across-the-board cuts in electric, gas, and water rates, following the passage of the new law.

“This tax bill is being paid for by the people of Massachusetts, so the money should go back in their pockets,” said AG Healey. “Our office filed this action to ensure that these savings go to customers. We are glad that Eversource has done the right thing by agreeing to lower its rates and we call on all our state regulated utilities to do the same.”

When the DPU determines a company’s total revenue requirement, it allows the company to include the amount the company will pay in federal income taxes as an expense in the cost of service. The AG’s Office argued in its filing that because the DPU approved new rates based on Eversource paying the higher federal tax rate, the company’s rates should be reduced to reflect the lower corporate tax rate, ensuring that customers see the savings. In its filing Wednesday, Eversource agrees that its rates must be changed to reflect the lower tax rate. The new rates will go into effect on February 1.


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Horses Got Loose

My friend Ali Burrill's horses have gotten loose from Old Elm Way. They have been spotted on DiCarlo, Barbara and School Streets
If they are spotted please call Ali- 508-259-6330

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State Police Air Wing, Lowell Firefighters and Police, Rescue Man from Merrimack River

 

January 4, 2018 -- A joint effort by Lowell firefighters and police officers, culminating in a daring rescue by a State Police Air Wing helicopter crew, saved the life of a man who was located in the Merrimack River Wednesday night.

Shortly after 7 PM the Lowell Fire Department and Lowell Police Department responded to reports of a person screaming in the Merrimack River near the Aiken Street Bridge. Trinity Ambulance personnel and UMass-Lowell Police also responded and assisted.

Firefighters located an emotionally distraught male standing on rocks in waist-deep icy water. With the assistance of police officers, firefighters launched two boats to rescue the man. The boats’ propellers, however, became damaged on ice and the vessels became disabled.

Lowell officials requested that State Police Air Wing respond from its Lawrence air base. MSP Air 4, a helicopter piloted by Trooper John Hazelrigg and carrying Tactical Flight Officer Russ Phippen, responded. The Troopers observed that the man had slipped into water that was now neck high and that he was becoming immobile and likely hypothermic.

Cognizant that the rescue boats were not able to reach the man, the Troopers flew to nearby LeLacheur Park and landed. There, Trooper Phippen changed his position in the helicopter from the starboard front seat to a rear seat. Air 4 then flew back to the man in the river.

Trooper Hazelrigg maneuvered for several minutes to get the helicopter into position for a rescue, ultimately getting it so close enough to the victim that the aircraft’s skids were in the water. Trooper Phippen opened the door and, strapped in, hung outside the helicopter and grabbed the hypothermic victim, who was not moving on his own.

Trooper Phippen pulled the man inside the helicopter. The crew then flew the victim directly to Lowell General Hospital, landing at the hospital’s heliport. Because the door had frozen in the open position, the flight to the hospital was undertaken with the door open.

The victim received emergency care and is expected to survive.

State Police Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin applauded the heroic work of Troopers Hazelrigg and Phippen and expressed gratitude to Lowell Fire and Police, and all other responders, for their assistance.

 In the photo, Sgt Brandon Arekalian and Troopers Hazelrigg and Phippen are checking the aircraft for damage after the victim was transported. Contributed content.

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