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Pan Mass Challenge Participant


June 30, 2008 — Hopkinton's Chief Financial Officer Heidi Kriger has made a commitment to ride yet again, for the ninth time, in the Pan Mass Challenge, a 170 mile bike ride to benefit the Dana Farber Institute and the Jimmy Fund.

      What had started as an endeavor to ride with a friend who had lost a loved one to cancer, turned into a personal fight when she was diagnosed herself with breast cancer in 2006, and ironically, with a bit of good Karma, benefited from the efforts she had made to help others

      At that time she said, "Luckily, due to an early diagnosis, and the treatments that are available as a result of fundraising efforts of charities like the Pan Mass Challenge — and the research that they fund — I received treatments that were not available perhaps ten years ago." 

     According to a PMC fact sheet, "The 29th annual PMC will be held on August 1, 2 and 3, 2008. It will begin on Friday, Aug. 1, with an opening ceremony that will be televised live on NECN. The ride has two starting lines on Saturday, Aug. 2, in Sturbridge and in Wellesley, and four finish lines: one-day riders finished in Bourne on Saturday, Aug. 2 or in Wellesley on Sunday, Aug. 3, and two-day riders finished on Sunday, Aug. 3, in either Wellesley or Provincetown."

     To help sponsor Heidi Kriger, please visit her webpage on the PMC website.

Police News UP-TO-DATE  <--click for more

Today, June 30, 2008



9:44 pm An anonymous caller complained about generator noise and lights coming from the Channel 7 news truck that was set up across the street from the Police Station...


11:36 am A Grove Street gas station employee reported that someone was bothering her...


4:05 pm A caller reported that someone was trying to get into a house on Teresa Road...


2:44 am A caller from Downey Street reported that an 18-20 year old female was at their door and was very upset...

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WOW, look at all of the sales below!!

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Compiled by Eric Montville for,  June 30, 2008






7 Hearthstone Road Thomas C. Goetz & Michele L. Goetz $762,000 Jun. 27, 2008 Geoffrey S. Grady
24 Trevor Lane Patrick S. Kelly & Maria B. Kelly $589,600 Jun. 27, 2008 Maillet & Son LLC
262 Pond Street Howard Markson $505,000 Jun. 27, 2008 Emmett Clemente & Mehrzad Araghi Clemente
23 Grove Street Jennifer C. Giroux $284,500 Jun. 27, 2008 Thomas W. Reilly, III & Joan L. Reilly
53 Walcott Valley Drive Stephanie Willis $207,900 Jun. 27, 2008 Bee Koon See & Ser Nam Lee
13 Oak Street Fikret Su $880,000 Jun. 26, 2008 Prudential Relocation Inc.
13 Oak Street Prudential Relocation Inc. $880,000 Jun. 26, 2008 Douglas A. Bricker & Maria K. Bricker
11 Grove Street JBJ Grove Street LLC $450,000 Jun. 26, 2008 Ron Roux trustee of Hallmark Realty Trust
12 Claflin Street Nadine Stewart $360,000 Jun. 26, 2008 Laurel Holland
13 Leman Lane, unit 13 May D. Lee-Schemmel & Sang Lee $265,000 Jun. 26, 2008 Janice Pasternak & Robert A Levenson
7 Birchwood Lane, unit 6-C Robin Ravech $254,000 Jun. 26, 2008 Kimberly B. Carpico & Travis S. Carpico
22 Greenwood Road Matthew R. Leonard & Nancy J. Wu $760,000 Jun. 24, 2008 Jeffrey C. Karpenski & Ann Breau Karpenski
14 Oak Street Louis R. Carrier & Beth Anne Carrier $1,010,000 Jun. 23, 2008 J. Reed Murphy & Shari L. Murphy
Previous update:        
12 Granite Street Robert C. Macchi & Trina L. Macchi $558,000 Jun. 16, 2008 Peter L. Dicken & Magdalena M. Dicken

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Horrible's Parade

12 Noon

July 4

Starts at Hopkinton Common


The annual July 4th Horrible's Parade starts at noon at the Town Common. This year's theme is "EVERY VOTE COUNTS" with our Town Clerk, Ann Click being this years Grand Marshall.

Registration is at 11:45AM at the gazebo.    

The committee is looking for 3 judges. qualifications are: knowing how to laugh and have a good time.



Keep this tradition alive.  Join in on the fun! For any questions please contact Lily or Lenny Holden at (508)435-3326.

Roving Video Camera


June 29, 2008 — The HopNews Video camera found itself in western Mass eight days ago. The video opens in a factory town, and a river cascade, complete with people jumping into a whirlpool at the base of a steep hill, all in Woronoco, Mass. Later on, a second cascade featured in the video, Glendale Falls is in a different town,  Middlefield.

High Ground

June 29, 2008 — This great blue heron apparently enjoys a high perch to see a broader area to fish from, on the northwest side of the causeway at North Pond on Sunday.


June 29, 2008 — Sgt. Michael Sutton observes while Officer William Burchard administers Field Sobriety Tests on a subject he pulled over this weekend.

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First Town Termination Ever

June 29, 2008 — Hopkinton DPW Administrative Assistant Melissa (Cooper) Paquette, an eleven-year Town employee,  celebrates with friends — fellow Town employees — at Cornell's at the end of her last full week working in what they described was the first termination the town has ever seen. According to the group, her job was eliminated in favor of hiring a heavy equipment operator. Mrs. Paquette said she is available for any of the other town jobs that have been posted.

      "I hope they can relocate me," she said. 

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NRA in Hopkinton 

June 29, 2008 — Firearms aficionados and area gun club members met at the Hopkinton Sportsmen's Club on Lumber Street to take part in Women on Target, a Nation Rifle Association endeavor to educate women on the safe handling and use of firearms.

Women on Target

June 28, 2008 — Women on Target a program sponsored by the "Women of the NRA," was held at the Hopkinton Sportsmen's Club on Lumber Street today. Above, instructor Bob Canning discusses firearms safety with a student. HopNews will present a video later today.

CSCT Believes Harvey Lacks Necessary Permit


Our organization applauds recycling efforts. However, when it comes to the proposed E. L. Harvey & Sons Hopkinton expansion, many people recognize the threat this plant will impose upon sensitive conservation resources and adjacent residences. It is unclear why a “ground breaking” was held at the Company property today.

E.L. Harvey executive’s set out to deliver the distinct impression that it has permission to break ground and begin construction. In fact, an Executive Vice President of the Company declared “…we have all the permits and permissions to start”. Unfortunately for the Company these statements are untrue and its “ground breaking” is misleading.

A review of the facts informs us the Company does not have permission to construct. E.L. Harvey is without a required state Department of Environmental Protection permit; well known in the solid waste industry, as an Authorization to Construct. The application requires extensive DEP engineering reviews and allows for public comment. E.L. Harvey does not have the permit. How could the Company, its engineer, and attorney possibly miss this step? “Ground breaking” indicates the start of construction. Does E.L. Harvey intend to start construction without a DEP permit? FULL LETTER

 HHS Alumni Notebook


Megan Farrell heading off to USA Swimming’s Olympic Trials

June 27, 2008 — Hopkinton’s Megan Farrell is set to compete in the United States Swimming Olympic Team Trials which will be taking place at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska from 6/29/2008-7/6/2008. Megan, who just finished her sophomore year at the University of Notre Dame is a 2006 graduate of Hopkinton High School. She representing Notre Dame and will be competing in the 200 meter individual medley at the Olympic Trials and is the member of the Bluefish Swim Club.

In high school, Megan swam for Hopkinton her freshman season and was the Massachusetts high school state champion in 200 yard freestyle and runner up in the 500 yard freestyle. Megan was also named to the NISCA high school All-American Team and was a scholar-athlete award winner all four years of high school. Named to the Boston Globe All-scholastic team, the high schooler was also ranked eighth in 2005 in USA Swimming’s IMX challenge.

As a freshman at the University of Notre Dame, Megan was a member of the 13th-place 800-freestyle relay and 20th-place 400-freestyle relay at the NCAA championships. She also competed in the 200 individual medley and 200 freestyle at the national championships and was the only freshman swimmer to compete nationally for the Irish. Megan also placed top 5 in her three individual events at the Big East Championship, was a member of the title winning 800 freestyle relay, was awarded the all-Big East Accolade and individually scored 44 points for the Irish at the championships.

As a sophomore this season, Megan again finished top 5 in her three individual races at the Big East Championships and took part in three Irish relay’s at the championships. Megan was a key part of the Big East record setting 400 freestyle relay which clocked a time of 3:19.38 to break the old record of 3:20.24. The Irish took the Big East title for the 12th straight season.
Megan is a Dean’s list student, enrolled in University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, double majoring in finance and economics.

Local Team Wins State Title


The 14U Central Mass Thunder recently won the ASA State Championship in Lowell MA.




The team is based out of Franklin, Massachusetts and consists of players from Central and Eastern Massachusetts. The 14U Thunder plays in ASA, NSA, and PONY sanctioned tournaments.  Having completed ten tournaments since the start of April they have won seven of the ten tournaments.  Playing 55 games to date, the team record is 51 wins, 4 losses.  The Thunder will compete in the 14U PONY National Tournament in North Carolina at the end of July.



Front Row (L-R)

Meghan Rico (Wrentham), Shannon Smith (Milford)

Second Row (L-R)

Meg Martin (Medway), Taylor Archer (Milford), Olivia Hendricks (Millville), A.J. Johnson (Hopkinton)

Third Row (L-R) Tori Jensen (Holliston), Mikaela Caracciolo (North Attleboro), Olivia Godin (Plainville), Lindsey Read (Milford), Emily Hendricks (Millville), Nikki Silva (Milford)

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Clayton Willoughby Visits Hopkinton 

June 27, 2008 — On a snowy March evening in 1911, Clayton Willoughby was born backstage at the Rialto Theatre to a touring vaudeville couple. Today, he visited Hopkinton Common and performed for HopNews readers.

Retirement Party

June 27, 2008 — Town Hall workers and other officials threw a party for Marge Wright, who is retiring from her position in the Town manager's office, formerly called the Selectmen's office. When asked how long she had worked there, Mrs. Wright answered, "Too many. I shared an office with John Adams."

      One Town official said, "Since 1812."

      Selectman Vice-Chair Mary Pratt said, "I'm going to miss her. She's always done a great job."

      Above, Assessor Ed Mills hands Mrs. Wright a proclamation from Governor Deval Patrick.





As of  June 27, 2008 - 4:00 p.m.
Sandy Island Beach Reopened

State Park Beaches at Hopkinton and Ashland Now Open

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June 26, 2008 — Above from left, E. L. Harvey and Sons principal Jim Harvey, Selectman Michael Shepard, Selectman Chair Brian Herr, and Selectman Matthew Zettek throw some ceremonial dirt this morning during the groundbreaking ceremony for E. L Harvey's $20 million expansion into Hopkinton.

     When running at full tilt, projected at ten years from now, the facility is supposed to be paying the town $600,000 yearly.

Safety First

June 26, 2008 — Hopkinton Police Officer Stephen Buckley poses with some neighborhood children on his watch to whom he introduced bicycle safety concepts.

  State/County Crime

Lowell Police Officer Indicted For Extortion, Gambling Charges


            WOBURN – June 26, 2008 —   Lowell Police officer David Annis, 33, was indicted by a Middlesex Grand Jury today on charges of Extortion, Keeping a Place for Registering Bets or Dealing in Pool, Unauthorized Access to a Computer System, and Unlawfully Obtaining Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI).


            It is alleged that Annis gambled on sporting events using a website run by a bookmaker from Westford. It is further alleged that Annis built a debt in the thousands of dollars and, in an effort not to pay that debt, used his authority as a police officer to unlawfully access CORI information and intimidate the bookmaker from collecting his debt.


            “We allege that David Annis violated the trust and authority bestowed on him as a police officer to commit these crimes,” District Attorney Leone said. “I want to thank the Lowell Police Department for discovering these alleged crimes and then stepping forward to refer this case to us for a full and thorough investigation.”   

                "This indictment alleges serious crimes committed by Officer Annis," Lowell Police Superintendent Kenneth Lavallee said. "He will have his day in court, but if these allegations prove to be true, Officer Annis will have betrayed his oath of office and his badge. Public trust is critical to the law enforcement mission. Criminal behavior cannot be tolerated at any level."


            Based on a cooperative investigation by Lowell Police and State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s PACT Unit, it is alleged that Annis began gambling in August 2007 on sporting events utilizing a website run by a Westford bookmaker. He built up gambling debts in the thousands of dollars.


            Ultimately, Annis built a debt of $5000, which was the maximum debt he was allowed to incur by the bookmaker. In September 2007, the bookmaker arranged to meet Annis so that he could collect the money owed. During that exchange, it is alleged that Annis showed the bookmaker his badge and indicated that he may be investigating gambling cases. Annis is alleged to have indicated to the bookmaker that wouldn't be arrested and that "things could go smoothly for him." Annis then never paid the bookmaker his debt and warned him not to blow his cover. Annis is also alleged to have shown the bookmaker CORI records of the bookmaker and others during this conversation.


            During the investigation, Annis gave admissions that he was not doing an official investigation into gaming crimes.


            An arraignment date has not yet been set

E. L. Harvey & Sons Breaks Ground on $20 Million Facility


June 26, 2008 — The E. L. Harvey & Sons have broke ground this morning on their expansion into Hopkinton with a $20 facility to handle construction and demolition debris and a materials recovery and recycling facility. At its peak, the facility is supposed to return a $3/ton tipping fee to Hopkinton.

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State Park and Sandy Island Beaches Closed!

June 26, 2008 — Hopkinton Board of Health as well as the DCR have closed their respective beaches due to tests that show high bacteria counts at each location. The Hopkinton Board of Health tests have shown positive for E. coli, and the State Park for Enterococci bacteria.

      A flyer from the DCR explains that the bacteria, which are called indicator bacteria, can indicate he presence of pathogens due to human or animal feces in the water.

      Two of the steps people can take are to use clean diapers and keep pet waste from the water.

      The water at each location is tested weekly by law, and more regularly upon the discovery of the microorganisms. 

Life in Prison Without the Possibility of Parole

To be served concurrently

June 26, 2008 — British subject Neil Entwistle was found guilty yesterday of murdering his wife Rachel and 9 month-old baby Lillian Rose with a pistol in their rented Hopkinton home in January, 2006. He was sentenced today by Justice Diane M. Kottmyer to two concurrent life sentences and ten years probation, with a warning from the judge that he may not profit from the sale of his story. A note was found on him during his arrest in London that mentioned that he had an interest in writing a book about the murders.

       During victim impact statements, Rachel's mother, Priscilla Matterazzo said, "Our dreams as a  parent and grandparent have been shattered by the shameful, selfish act of one person, Neil Entwistle. For him to have tried to hide behind an accusation of murder-suicide of this beautiful woman, a perfect mother, is low and despicable." She said that she, her husband and the friends were sentenced without the luxury of a trial by jury. She spoke of losing two generations of her family.

       Stepfather Joseph Matterazzo also spoke of eternal judgment; and her brother, Jerome Souza gave a very emotional statement.

       Mr. Souza spoke of the responsibility as a brother that he learned early in life when he did not see his sister on the correct school bus and took action to find her. He projected how younger cousins will see their photos with their grandparents change each year, while the one with Rachel's will not.     

     Judge Kottmyer explained that while she understood the prosecution's request for consecutive life sentences, which are used in situations where there is a possibility of parole, the sentence of concurrent life terms affords no possibility of parole, making the consecutive terms unnecessary.

     He will begin serving his sentence at MCI Cedar Junction in Walpole, but it is unknown if his entire sentence will be served there. Photo is a grab-shot from pool video from Tru-Tv.

Reader from Scotland Believes Entwistle Got Fair Trial

Editor, HopNews:


Like many people in Britain I have been following the Entwistle murder case with great interest and I just want to say that I am quite certain that the vast majority of people in the UK believe that Neil Entwistle received a fair trial and that the jury reached the correct verdict. Had he been tried over here I am sure the self same verdict would have been reached (particularly as we have majority verdicts here, with no need for unanimity) . 


I felt embarrassed to listen to his parents besmirching the memory of the poor victim although I understand how difficult it must be for them to accept his crime but, even so, the claim of not receiving a fair trial is insulting to the good people of your town. Entwistle had legal representation, he offered no witnesses in his defence, no forensic or ballistic evidence to support the suicide claims and, in the end, he refused to get in the witness box and explain his actions.   The question of a fair trial really doesn't even come into it. 




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HopNews got a bump in readership on Wednesday after a live appearance by Robert Falcione on Tru-TV's, The Best Defense with Jami Floyd, who encouraged her loyal viewers to visit HopNews to see our Entwistle coverage and to check out the community of Hopkinton. For first time visitors as well as longtime readers who have not done so, please choose the Community button and see many Hopkinton organizations, as well as a Flash photo presentation and a streaming video, with scenes shot from a vehicle, and some stock footage of the Marathon and other events. See the Entwistle sentencing live on Tru-TV or click on the 5 or 7 button above for streaming video at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday.

Neil Entwistle Found Guilty

June 25, 2008 — Neil Entwistle's defense team, Stephanie Page and Eliot Weinstein stepped up to the dozens of awaiting cameras to call the jury's decision wrong, and to vow appeals in the case. Entwistle was found guilty today of two counts of murder, one count of illegal possession of a  firearm, and one count of illegal possession of ammunition for shooting his wife Rachel and nine-month old baby Lillian in their rented Hopkinton home in January, 2006, after having moved in only a few days before.

      Prosecutor Michael Fabbri built a case against Entwistle that included witnesses, a mountain of forensic evidence, paper trails, and Entwistle's own words, spoken to Sgt. Robert Manning, then Trooper Manning, who recorded a solid two hours conversation at the Hopkinton Police Headquarters that was very damaging to Entwistle's defense.

      On the audio recording, Entwistle claims that he saw the bullet hole in his baby's body after returning from shopping, a shopping that it turned out he never did. But a forensic investigator said even she didn't know it was a knife wound. When asked by the Trooper how he knew it was a bullet wound. Entwistle replied that it was obvious, and that he saw burn marks. He spoke of seeing bubbles on his baby's mouth, and how painful  it was to see it. In his closing statement, Mr. Fabbri stated that Entwistle saw the bubbles immediately following the death.

     Entwistle claims he did not touch the bodies to see if they were warm or if they were alive. He said he covered them to "close it off." (Photo of District Attorney Gerry Leone, left, and Entwistle prosecutor Michael Fabbri at a previously scheduled reception for Mr. Leone in Framingham this evening, a few hours after the successful prosecution of Neil Entwistle.)

     Mr. Fabbri said that Entwistle placed a pillow over his Lillian Rose after shooting her because he could not stand the screaming coming from her.

     He said he went to Carver, his in-laws home, to get a gun to kill himself, but he didn't have the key, so he left for England. One commentator noted that Entwistle was going to commit grand larceny, splatter his brains all over the Matterazzo's home, but didn't want to break a window pane to get in.

     One of the most notable moments in the trial was when Rachel's stepfather Joseph Matterazzo said that Entwistle wanted the mother and child buried together.

     "'Because that's the way I left them — I mean that's the way I found them,'" he quoted Entwistle as saying.

     Entwistle's defense attorney Stephanie Page aggressively cross examined the Medical Examiner, who she blamed for not considering suicide as a cause of death, which was the defense's scenario, presented by Attorney Eliot Weinstein in his closing statement. Attorney Weinstein demonstrated with his hands how be believed Rachel killed herself with a long-barreled hand gun after killing her baby and having the bullet that went through her baby lodged in her breast.

      The jury did not accept that scenario, but instead found Entwistle guilty on all charges. He will be sentenced at 10:00 a.m. Thursday morning to a minimum of life in prison without the possibility of parole.


Eliot Weinstein addresses media, as do others, below.

Entwistle's mom accuses Rachel of murder.


June 25, 2008 — The HopNews camera caught up with Middlesex District Attorney, Gerry Leone, who had a few words to say in the evening after the jury in the Neil Entwistle case found him guilty of two counts of First Degree Murder, as well as the other charges.

Open Mic Night at ESL July 5 to Feature Robert Mattson


June 24, 2008 — Singer/songwriter Robert Mattson will be featured at ESL’s Open Mic Night on Saturday, July 5, which will again be hosted by Barbara Kessler. Singers and musicians can register to perform at 7:00 p.m., and the performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. Open Mic Night will be held at Enter Stage Left Theater’s intimate studio setting at 30 Main Street in Hopkinton. Tickets are $5.00 per person to listen or perform.

     Enter Stage Left Theater, Inc. is a non-profit performing arts center in Hopkinton offering theater education, training and performances for students of all ages. For more information call 508-435-2114 or visit

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