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Only Going One Way

July 12, 2008 — Coming out the one-way, the wrong way, between Bill's and Town Hall.

Fish Story

July 12, 2008 — Hatuey Baez wore this fish out, letting it jump out of the water and run a bit to tire it out before bringing it to shore at Hopkinton Reservoir early Saturday evening, while a family member reels another one in.

Tanker Crash on Route 128 in Needham

 Vehicle bursts into flames


July 12 ,2008 — This morning, at approximately 5:40 a.m., troopers assigned to the State Police Barracks in Framingham responded to a single vehicle tractor-trailer crash on Route 128 South just beyond Highland Avenue (exit 19) in Needham that resulted in one minor injury.


Preliminary investigation by Trooper Steven Cahill indicates that 59-year-old Kevin Power of Watertown was operating a 2001 Peterbilt tractor hauling a tanker-trailer containing 11,500 gallons of gasoline on Route 128 South when he swerved to the right in an attempt to avoid striking a large piece of metal road debris.  This evasive maneuver caused Power to lose control of his vehicle and strike the guardrail on the right side of the road.  After striking the guardrail, the vehicle rolled onto its side and continued to slide along the guardrail until coming to final rest across the breakdown, right and middle lanes of Route 128 South.  Upon striking the guardrail and overturning, the tanker’s 11,500 gallons of gasoline ignited and the vehicle became fully engulfed in flames.  Power was able to free himself from his vehicle, and was transported by ambulance to Beth Israel Hospital in Boston with minor injuries.         


This crash remains under investigation with the assistance of the State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section. The Needham Fire Department, Needham Police Department, Newton Police Department, Wellesley Police Department, Dedham Police Department, Environmental Protection Agency and MassHighway assisted troopers on scene. 


Due to the intense fire, fire fighting activity, crash investigation and vehicle removal, Route 128 South remains closed between Route 9 (exit 20) and Great Plain Avenue (exit 18). Additionally, Route 128 North was completely closed between Great Plain Avenue (exit 18) and Highland Avenue (exit 19) for approximately 2 hours due to the intense fire and fire fighting activity. Route 128 North has since been completely reopened. Channel 7 Video

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A Short Look at Purgatory Chasm 

Above is a quick look at Purgatory Chasm in Sutton, where it appears the earth split in two at some point in time. Trails, rocks, climbs and cliffs, draw hikers, walkers, and picnickers. Some people enjoy rappelling (With a permit), and spelunking, as well as barbeques and picnics. There are no fences to keep people from falling 70 feet, so people must know where their feet are at all times.

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Shapes of Things

July 11, 2008 — Sometimes high contrast and low light can offer an interesting photo, like this silhouette of Canada geese on the Lake Whitehall Dam yesterday, where simple shapes infer the existence of a three-dimensional object.


July 11, 2008 — A 1/2000 of a second shutter speed freezes the action, and a wide aperture isolates the boy and surrounding droplets from the background. Taken by Ben Lewis at MetroWest YMCA Hopkinton today during summer day camp. Next Friday, the YMCA Hopkinton will offer a Circus Camp at 2:00 p.m., and all are invited.

Fresh Powder?

July11, 2008 — The truly enlightened will look at this photo and dream of extreme winter skiing at Tuckerman's Ravine, but the hungry among us will see a mushroom on the side of the road at Hopkinton State Park.

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Movie Auditions for [Superstitious] Red Sox Fans


The Joy of Sox, a documentary on baseball and spirituality, is looking for Red Sox fans to be interviewed for the film. To be considered, please forward a photo/headshot to and tell us why we should include you in the film.
We’re looking for fans to:
- Tell us what you do that you believe helps the Red Sox win
- Tell us why you think your prayers helped to win the World Series
- Tell us what you think you did to jinx a win
- Describe your most amazing Red Sox coincidence
- Confide your most embarrassing Red Sox superstition (wear the same socks or shirt for every game, eat only certain foods if the Sox are ahead, rally caps, etc.)
- Tell us if you believe you can affect the outcome of a game or the season

Prospective fans should be available August 2nd for filming. Send your story and a photo/headshot to If chosen, you will be contacted on location/time. Filming will be on Aug 2nd in Hopkinton.


July 10, 2008 — After a formal bidding process, the Lake Whitehall Gatehouse is undergoing repair of the woodwork and chimney, as well as re-pointing of the brick and replacement of the door, according to Michaelyn Holmes, Chair of the Hopkinton Historical Commission.

     In 2005, Rep. Paul Loscocco successfully lobbied Governor Romney, after an outcry from neighbor Annie Marcy,  and Historical Commission members, to stop the planned demolition of the building as part of the rebuilding of the dam and roadway, which was on top of the old dam. The wheels of an oil truck falling into a sinkhole a few years ago helped bring attention to the dam's condition.

     Now, the new dam is located about 40 feet  from the Gatehouse and roadway, and a spillway directs water under the Gatehouse.

Photo, left, view from downstream.   

Forecast: Clear Sky and pouring Rain

July 10, 2008 — While out in a boat on Lake Maspenock on Wednesday, the McLaughlin family (Of Hayden Rowe Street) spotted these cloudbursts approaching against a backdrop of yellow clouds and blue skies.

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Site of Perry's Mill

Site of Perry's Mill

"This dam and sluiceway were constructed in the early 1800's to control the flow of water needed to power Perry's saw and grist mill. Remnants of the mill machinery and grinding stones can still be seen in the wooded area nearby.  In the early 1900's, the sluice gate was used to control water levels to upstream cranberry bogs.  The deteriorating dam and sluiceway were historically repaired and restored by the Town of Hopkinton in 2004."

-Hopkinton Historical Commission

July 10, 2008 — During the reconstruction of the dam and roadway at South Mill Street, a conventional type of repair was scheduled, but the Historical Commission obtained funding to bring it back to as closely as possible to the original. One of the results can be seen above in the stone work in place of the cement that had been scheduled.

From the Beginning

July 10, 2008 — The Hipshot Band (Ernie and Danielle above, two of the ten performers), which was the last band to play last year became the first this year by opening the Concerts on the Common series last Sunday to the delight of the young and old who gathered there. Please check out some excerpts of the video  we did of the performance You Tube. This Sunday at 5:00 p.m., the Cocobana Band will perform their special style of music. To see what is going on in Hopkinton, please check the Calendar on a daily basis.

To Predict the Demise of DPW Board is Premature

Dear Editor,

I do not recall anyone making the statement, "If the matter fails to gain support and loses, the Board of Public Works would likely be dissolved." at the BOS meeting last night.

Even though some expressed concern that the Board would lose its 'power', none spoke in favor of actually dissolving the board, and Town Counsel expressly stated that the Act that created the Board granted them a slew of responsibilities outside of supervising the DPW director and such.


The core issue is if and how to delegate DPW responsibilities between the Town Manager and the Board of Public Works. It was raised when the DPW Director's term came up for reappointment, and the Town Manager wanted to clarify if that HR role was to be his or not. READ MORE...


Updated 7/9/08  or


The following is a list of vacancies on Town Committees:





·         BOARD OF APPEALS – Associate member - ONE (1)

·         BOARD OF HEALTH* -  ONE (1)

            The Board of Health is an elected position with a term until the May      2009 election.

·         CABLE COMMITTEE – FOUR (4)


·         COUNCIL ON AGING – TWO (2)



·         MARATHON COMMITTEE Fund Raising Agent ONE (1)



            This is a newly established committee. For more info, please contact   Geri Holland at


·         YOUTH COMMISSION – TWO (2)

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July 9, 2008 — The stillness of Hopkinton Reservoir is emphasized by the contrast of the wake of a lone kayaker on Tuesday after the sun set below the trees.

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No Tom Sawyer Here

July 9, 2008 — It looks like the white fence in the background is the next job on this painter's list. But Jim O'Malley is no Tom Sawyer, so it is doubtful, because he considers his work to be fun, that he'll let anyone help him spruce up the building at Cornell's, and especially not the white fence.

By the Book

July 9, 2008 — These workers from Cedar Lawn in Ashland keep themselves safe from flying splinters and from hearing damage from the saws and chippers they work with on the Common today, as they removed some seven trees according to a schedule planned by Al Rogers of Parks and Recreation Commission. The company donated a half-day of three men and machines. The Hopkinton DPW had already removed and stumped seven trees before today.

       Friends of the Common are moving forward with with a tree removal and planting design and donated by Boulder Capital. The fountain in the background failed to receive grant money requested by FOTC, but the removal of the gazebo and construction of a new one are slated for when the Common Concerts are over.

And in the Beginning...

July 9, 2008 — In what may be the first step in preparing pump testing of the Alprilla Farms well, S&M Farms, Inc. placed silt fences and hay bales for about 1,000 feet today to protect wetlands from runoff and prevent erosion during the testing of the Town well that will be paid for by Legacy Farms.

Choppy Seas

July 9, 2008 — At first glance, the choppy water may appear to be off the craggy coast of Main, but in reality are whitecaps on top of Lake Whitehall Tuesday afternoon.

International Greyhound Welfare & Adoption Conference to be Held This Saturday

 Conference Co-Sponsored by Greyhound Friends and

The American-European Greyhound Alliance


Hopkinton, MA July 9, 2008 – Greyhound Friends Inc. of Hopkinton is hosting an International Conference on welfare and adoption issues concerning racing greyhounds, galgos, lurchers and other greyhound mixes. The event, sponsored with The American-European Greyhound Alliance, takes place this Saturday July 12, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the kennel grounds at 167 Saddle Hill Road, Hopkinton, MA.


The conference will feature prominent animal welfare advocates from around the world including Fermin Perez, Founder and President of Scooby Refuge in Medina Del Camp, Spain, Miriam Anderson, Founder of ANVIL Ireland and Dr. Guillermo Couto, Director of Clinical Hematology/Oncology at Ohio State University. World Society for the Protection of Animals, US Member Society Advisor, Philip Wilson, will also be in attendance to raise awareness of mixed greyhound breeding for hunting purposes.


 International Greyhound Welfare and Adoption Conference


Saturday, July 12, 10:00am to 4:00pm


Greyhound Friends kennel, 167 Saddle Hill Road, Hopkinton, MA



  • Fermin Perez, President of Scooby Refuge, Medina Del Camp, Spain

  • Miriam Anderson, Founder of ANVIL Ireland

  • Dr. Guillermo Couto, Director of Clinical Hematology/Oncology at Ohio State University

  • Volunteers from the Midwestern United States Humane Society to speak on mixed greyhound breeding to produce hunting dogs.

Visuals: Greyhounds and Galgos on the premises awaiting adoption


An animal remembrance bonfire will be held that night at the Peace Abbey in Sherborn beginning with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and bonfire at 7:00 p.m.  The Peace Abbey is located at Two North Main Street, Sherborn, MA.  Directions to the Peace Abbey can be found on their website –


For more information about this event or greyhound adoption, please visit

Photo by John Mottern


Senate Transportation Bond Bill Includes Additional Funding for Hopkinton

Boston - July 9, 2008 - A number of transportation projects in the MetroWest are targeted for funding in the Transportation Bond Bill that the Senate will debate on Thursday. Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) will advocate for a number of additional projects not currently included in the bill.

Projects slated for funding in the bond bill include:

Hopkinton - 1,750,000 for Roadway Safety and Other Improvements to Routes 135 and 85 and to West Main street.

Senator Spilka plans to file amendments that address funding for an economic and demographic analysis of the Greater I-495/MetroWest region, at-grade rail crossings in Framingham and Ashland, acquisition of property to complete the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, equity for toll payers, and road improvements in Medway and Natick.

Town Manager Has Authority Over DPW ~ Selectmen


July 8, 2008 — The Board of Selectmen voted Tuesday evening to support the opinion of Town Counsel Ray Miyares that the Town Manager has authority over the DPW granted by the Town Charter, although Town Meeting passed an article to establish a DPW Board in 2002 and 2007, and the legislature passed the Special Act necessary.

        In an letter to Town Manager Anthony Troiano dated June 17, 2008, Town Counsel Ray Miyares wrote an opinion that the Town Charter trumps any conflicts between Chapter 262 of the Acts of 2006 — the law that enabled the current DPW Board — and the Charter.

         Attorney Miyares had the support of the Board this evening with a motion offered by Selectman Michael Shepard to support the opinion of "who actually runs the DPW, and to report at the next Selectmen's meeting on the duties and responsibilities of the elected DPW Board — what they can do, and what they can't do."

          Attorney Miyares said that only the contested authority would go to the Town Manager, as granted by the Town Charter, but that any other authority granted by the special act would be in effect. Mr. Miyares was asked to list which duty is currently granted to whom.

         The Town Meeting vote approving the Special Act passed by "a bare majority among 120 voters" writes Mr. Miyares, while the "The Charter itself, in contrast, was adopted by the vote of 75% of over 4500 voters casting ballots."

          This evening, Chairman of the Board of Public Works Dan McIntyre (File photo), said he wanted it to go to Town Meeting as soon as possible. However others opted for a referendum, where more voters would take part in the process.

          If the matter fails to gain support and loses, the Board of Public Works would likely be dissolved.




        William H. McCarthy, Jr., (File photo) an opponent of Boulder Capital endeavors in East Hopkinton who recently sold his Linden Street home and moved out of Hopkinton, turned in his resignation from the Board of Appeals, but not without some parting shots.

        Mr. McCarthy, an attorney, foresees in a June 11 email the "demise of East Hopkinton over the next several years. My sincere hope is that all of the good residents of East Hopkinton so desiring will have been able to relocate successfully before they are 'Bouldered-over'[sic] with inappropriately scaled and overly dense development, together with its nightmar-ish[sic] traffic impacts."

         In his closing paragraph, and with unclear syntax, Mr. McCarthy alludes to the Chair of the Land Use Study Committee as having a conflict in his role as a Past President of a builders' association, and concludes "...that, indeed, the fix was always in."      

Horse of a Different Color

July 9, 2008 — Firefighter Robert Clark speaks with Police Officer Stephen Buckley, while standing next to a young bicyclist, whose bicycle broke, throwing him to the ground. Two cruisers, an ambulance and a fire engine responded to East Main Street, because a caller stated that a motorcycle crashed and the driver was down.

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Senator Spilka Announces FY09 Budget Highlights for Hopkinton


Boston7/7/08 – A number of important initiatives for the MetroWest were included in the FY09 budget that passed in the Senate on Thursday.  Below are highlights from this year's budget conference committee budget as they apply to Hopkinton:





Chapter 70:                            $5,788,652  (19.57% increase from FY06)

Lottery Aid:                            $857,397  (28.58% increase from FY06)

Additional Assistance:          $120,287



  • $100,000 for Project Just Because

  • $50,000 for the Hopkinton Athletic Association



  • $100,000 for Lake Maspenock Dam Repair

  • $38,000 for Community Policing

“I believe that this year's budget is a responsible budget that balances our need to be fiscally prudent while giving municipalities the support they need,” state Senator Spilka.  “The continued funding to important programs and initiatives in the MetroWest acknowledges the importance of this region to the economic health of the entire Commonwealth.”


In addition, the final budget includes language Senator Spilka negotiated with Senate Ways and Means and the Administration’s Executive Offices of Transportation and Administration & Finance to reverse the double transportation assessments on cities and towns which recently joined RTAs for the first time.  This means that those towns that joined the MetroWest RTA will finally have their ‘cherry sheets’ adjusted to take out the double costs originally assessed for participation in RTAs.  “I am extremely pleased that the Senate language was preserved in the final budget,” stated Spilka.


The FY09 budget also continues the Legislature's commitment to the five year plan designed to restructure aspects of the Chapter 70 funding formula.  Thanks to this reform, MetroWest communities have all seen increases in Chapter 70 funding.  Senator Spilka has pledged to continue to fight for increased adequacy, equity and predictability in education funding.


Once the budget is signed into law, the name of the Department of Mental Retardation (DMR) will be changed to the Department of Developmental Services (DDS).  “This is more than just a symbolic change; it is a significant development in the effort to reverse the stigma that often follows the population served by this department,” stated Spilka, the Senate Chair of Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities and vocal advocate for the change.  “I am proud to have been a part of this monumental change.”

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Enhanced Child Passenger Safety Law Goes into Effect July 10

Enforcement to begin


July 8, 2008 — Beginning later this week, the Massachusetts State Police and local police departments, in coordination with the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), will begin enforcement of the updated Child Passenger Safety Law, which goes into effect July 10.


Governor Deval Patrick signed Senate Bill 2018, dubbed the Booster Seat Bill, into law in April. This enhancement of the Massachusetts Child Passenger Safety Law requires that all children riding in passenger motor vehicles be in a federally-approved child passenger restraint that is properly fastened and secured until they are 8 years old or more than 57 inches tall. Once a child has outgrown a child seat, he or she needs to use a belt positioning booster seat until attaining the required age or inches in height. The new law enhances the previous age and size requirements, which were 5 years and up to 40 pounds.


The Massachusetts Child Passenger Safety Law is a primary enforcement law. With minor exceptions, a police officer may stop a motor vehicle if a child is riding with improper restraints. A driver can be fined up to $25 for each improperly restrained child.  


According to the Centers for Disease Control, traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 3 to 14 nationwide. Children 12 and under are safest when properly restrained in the back seat, ideally away from airbags.


The Massachusetts Safety Belt Law requires everyone to buckle up. Adults need to set a good example for children; statistics show that 70 percent of youngsters whose parents don't use safety belts will not buckle up when they grow up. A 2007 EOPSS survey found only a 69 percent safety belt use rate among front seat occupants of all ages in Massachusetts – far lower than the national use rate of 82 percent. The low seat belt compliance rate is a serious public safety and health issue given that safety belts reduce one’s risk of death or serious injury in a crash by up to 50 percent.


EOPSS recently awarded 67 Child Passenger Safety Equipment Grants totaling $660,773 to Massachusetts communities and organizations to help reduce motor vehicle fatalities and injuries involving children, and to support the implementation of the enhanced Child Passenger Safety Law.


For more information on how to obtain or properly install child passenger restraints, call the Massachusetts Child Passenger Safety Hotline at 1-877-392-5956, TTY 1-617-725-0261, or go to

Joseph J. Kenney Jr.   74, July 2, 2008, of Rye, NH, formerly of Hopkinton, MA. Beloved husband for 49 years of Carol Ann (Nanatonis) Kenney. Caring father of Joseph Kenney and his wife Joni of Saco, ME, Peter Kenney of West Kennebunk, ME, Lizabeth Comeau and her husband Edward, and Christine Bean and her husband Scott, all of Hampton, NH. Brother of Anne and her husband Bernard Doherty of Harwich. Grandfather to Lindsey and Corinne Comeau, Jack, Ryder and Sarah Kenney, and many nieces and nephews. Full Obit.

Boys of Summer


July 8, 2008 — Following a very successful 2008 Hiller baseball season which saw them win a Tri Valley League title, six Hiller boys varsity baseball players returned to play summer ball for the Milford Post 59 American Legion team. This same group of players helped Milford to a 4th place finish in the 2007 Legion state tournament.


The 2008 Post 59 team sports a gaudy 14-1 record following a home win on July 7th vs Clinton at Milford's Fino Field. They are tied with Leominster with one loss among Zone 4 teams with a key home game vs. Leominster scheduled for Friday night, July 11th at 7PM. Dominant pitching, solid defense and timely hitting have defined this year's Milford team, with the Hopkinton boys contributing in a big way to the team's success.


Dan Muscatello (HHS class of 09) has played a key role in the field with his outstanding defensive play at shortstop and has solidified a strong defensive infield backing up Milford's impressive pitching staff. Playing alongside Dan at third base is Mike Priete (HHS 08/Ithaca College), who has played great defense at the "hot corner" while sporting a .412 batting average (second on the team) with a one inning relief pitching appearance.


Bryant Guilmette leads the team with a 4-0 record as a starting pitcher and an ERA of 1.94 while striking out 24 batters in 21 2/3 innings pitched. Milford's pitching staff includes three strong left handed starters in Matt White (Rollins College), Jack Murray (Milford HS '10) and Guilmette (HHS 08/UMass Lowell).


Mark Sanborn (HHS 08/UMass Lowell) anchors the defense at 1st base with a .391 batting average and is tied for the team lead with 17 RBI's. Kelly Cook (HHS 09) has been outstanding while patrolling centerfield for Milford, having mastered the art of getting on base by batting .347, or being hit by a pitch (4 times). Catcher Matt Collins (HHS 08/Tufts) continues his strong defensive play behind the plate working with the veteran Post 59 pitching staff, while posting a .426 batting average including 4 triples.


The team's final regular season game is scheduled for Tuesday, July 15th at 7PM at Fino Field vs. Shannon Davis from Worcester, Then the boys are off to compete in the 2008 Legion State Tournament in Chicopee with the hope of equaling and surpassing their great finish from last year. If pitching and defense with timely hitting are a formula for winning baseball, this team could excel come tournament time!


Good luck to all of the Hopkinton players for the 2008 summer baseball season! See you at ball fields across the state!


Pictured from left to right: back row, Matt Collins (C), Mark Sanborn (1B), Bryant Guilmette (P), Mike Preite (3B, P) Front row: Kelly Cook (CF), Dan Muscatello (SS) Contributed content and photo.

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Dr. Cooper will hold the next Podiatry Clinic August 18. The cost is $30.00 and appointments must be made by contacting the SeniorCenter. Transportation is available.



All Hopkinton seniors whose birthday occurs in July are invited to be our guest for the monthly celebration on July 10. Please contact the Senior Center and tell them that you are signing up for the birthday lunch and a special voucher will be awaiting you.  508-497-9730

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 Planning Board Meeting

New Window for Gourmet

July 7, 2008 — The Planning Board this evening voted unanimously to allow the Hopkinton Gourmet to open up a new window facing east, to match the one facing west. The applicant got approved by the Historical district at their last meeting.

      In other business, the Planning Board hosted the Board of Public Works, the Downtown Revitalization Committee, the Historical District Commission, Friends of the Common and representatives from Boulder Capital to attempt to coordinate plans for traffic upgrades, sidewalk, roadway, parking and utility improvements to the Downtown.

     The DRC recommended a traffic signal at Main and Church Streets, despite having little support for similar concepts at Town Meeting this year.

      The DRC has coordinated and managed the Holiday Stroll to coincide with the tree lighting ceremony on the Common. And out of that committee has come the black benches and matching waste basket shells. Design for future hardware downtown, lights, type of signals and the burying of utilities has to be hashed out in sessions by the various stakeholders.

       Acting Chair Joe Markey pointed to Elaine Lazarus to be the hub of activity from the groups that attended Tuesday evening.

       BPW Chair Dan McIntyre said that Rep. Paul Loscocco has earmarked $5 million for Hopkinton in a bill that has yet to go through the legislature.

      Boulder Capital, as part of the Host Community Agreement between Legacy Farms and Hopkinton, is to upgrade the Main/Cedar/Grove intersection next spring.

      They will present some design proposals at the August 25 Planning Board meeting.

Like Father, Like...

July 7, 2008 — Julie Weismantel apparently had the "right" upbringing, and she proves it by taking some time on her busy wedding day to pose with her Dad, Ken, and his HRTC (Hopkinton Republican Town Committee) friends, each who has held, or now holds, public office. Contributed photo.

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No Geckos Here

July 7, 2008 — Officer Matthew McNeil puts the cuffs on a driver he pulled over, and took into custody, after discovering he had no insurance. Officer Gregg DeBoer, called for backup, observes. The vehicle had to be towed.

No Leash, No Service

July 7, 2008 — The people accompanying this unleashed, soaking-wet-from-swimming, scofflaw dog at Hopkinton State Park said to one another that they should have brought something to feed the geese. Please read the signs!



(Milford, MA.)  July 7, 2007 - Wendell Rodriguez, age 33, of 35 Jefferson Street , Milford was arrested after Milford Police Detectives investigated a stabbing reported to them on Sunday July 6, 2008. 

       Milford Police Detective Jay Ball obtained an arrest warrant from the Milford District Court for the subject who was later arrested by Detective Jay Ball, Officer Brian Araujo and Officer David Villani at his place of residence without incident at 2:27 pm today. 

       The stabbing had occurred outside an apartment on Luby Avenue in the early Sunday morning hours at approximately 1:00 a.m., where the victim was at a friend’s home.  The accused was not a guest and it was reported that he went to Luby Avenue looking for the victim who reported he was attacked and struck several times with a knife and another sharp instrument. 

       The victim was later treated and released at the Milford Hospital for injuries received in the attack.

Suspect Arrested

 Wendell Rodriguez age 33 of 35 Jefferson Street Apt.1 Milford, MA


(1)        Assault and Battery with a dangerous weapon          (MGL) CH 265 SEC 15A

(2)        Attempted Murder                                                      (MGL) CH 265 SEC 16


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