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Powwow Site

August 4, 2009 — Above at sunset today is half of Sweet William Farm on North Street in Upton, the site of an upcoming intertribal Powwow of native Americans on September 19 and 20 (It looks a little like Max Yasgur's farm).

No Cause for Alarm

August 4, 2009 — Hopkinton Engine 1 responded late this afternoon to an alarm on Westcott Drive, a tony neighborhood of elegant homes off of Pond Street. They found no cause for the alarm.

Surrounded by Greens

August 4, 2009 — It looks like a bunny in the grass to some, but this animal is surrounded by edible greens, among them sheep sorrel, a leafy perennial weed with an arrowhead-shaped leaf that is edible. Also called sourgrass, it tastes like rhubarb to the human palate, and is used by some people as an herb or salad.  He was spotted on Falcon Ridge Drive, a sort of Hopkinton outpost off of Spring Street that is very close to the town line with Upton.

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Class of 1979 Reunion


The Class of 1979 is having a class reunion at the Woodville Rod & Gun Club on Saturday Sept. 26th 5-Midnight.  Catered event with music and dancing, etc.  We have a web site up  

Precarious Perch

August 4, 2009 — This hawk landed on the tallest tree at 3 Main Street, but did not stay long as smaller, more nimble birds began to circle and assert their territorial rights.

State Police Track Violent Fugitive to Departing Plane

Make Arrest Moments Before Take-Off


August 4, 2009 — Massachusetts State Police this afternoon boarded an airliner moments before it was scheduled to take off from Logan Airport and arrested a passenger wanted for assaulting and terrorizing a woman last week in Taunton.


State Police assigned to the department’s fugitive unit and its airport barracks tracked JOSE TORRES-RIVERA, 30, of Taunton to a Jet Blue Airlines flight that was scheduled to depart Logan for Puerto Rico at 2:10 p.m. A State Police Sergeant and two Troopers boarded the flight as it was preparing to roll back from the gate and apprehended TORRES-RIVERA. TORRES-RIVERA was arrested on a warrant charging him with kidnapping, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and violating an abuse prevention order.


Evidence suggests that TORRES-RIVERA, armed with a knife, broke into his victim’s Taunton apartment shortly after midnight on July 31. He allegedly hit the woman repeatedly in front of her two children and threatened to stab her. TORRES-RIVERA also took the woman’s cell phone and would not let her or her children leave the apartment. Later in the day, he allowed her to leave when she said she needed diapers for her children. When she left the apartment, she went to a fast food restaurant in Taunton, from where she called police. Taunton Police were unable to locate TORRES-RIVERA and obtained an arrest warrant in Taunton District Court.


The State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section (VFAS) began searching for TORRES-RIVERA, and by this afternoon had tracked his route of flight to the apartment of one of his relatives in Taunton. Although family members were initially uncooperative, Troopers interviewed people who live and work near the apartment and learned that TORRES-RIVERA had left the relative’s apartment carrying a suitcase this morning. Troopers also learned that TORRES-RIVERA had made statements indicating that he was going to Puerto Rico. Further investigation revealed that the suspect was scheduled to fly out of Logan Airport this afternoon.


Fugitive unit Troopers contacted Troop F, the State Police Troop that has jurisdiction over Logan. Troopers assigned to the Logan barracks determined that TORRES-RIVERA was seated on the Boston-to-Puerto Rico flight, boarded the plane immediately, and took him into custody.


The suspect will be held overnight by Taunton Police and is expected to be arraigned tomorrow in Taunton District Court.

 Welcome to Truffles Grille & Wine Bar







HopNews welcomes Truffles Grille & Wine Bar as our latest sponsor. They are located on 198 East Main Street in Milford, Route 16, on the southern side of the plaza that is home to Stop and Shop.


Check out the website and learn their hours of operation. And read reviews that put this mom and pop restaurant on a par with Newbury Street in Boston.


Reservations can be made by calling 508-482-1700.

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Colella's Wins $1,000 Toward Favorite Charity

August 4, 2009 — Above, Colella's employee Jeff Ward practices for the contest in which Hostess' parent company offered $50,000 for three strikes into the hole, left, a very difficult task indeed, especially since even softball league players were disqualified from entering. Jeff and Colella's were rooting for  the big prize for Equine Therapeutic Riding Program, a Hopkinton-based endeavor.


Colella's did win the consolation prize of $1,000, which will go to their designated charity.

A New Welcome

August 4, 2009 — Longtime Hopkinton Library trustee, Jack Palitsch hangs a new welcoming banner in front of the Library today.

14 year old Babe Ruth All Star team Wins Tournament for Second Year

14 year old Babe Ruth All Star team had a terrific summer season culminating in winning the Northborough Boroughs Cup Championship for the second year in a row.  They are: 

Kneeling - Connor Hudson

Front Row - Head Coach Gary Haroian, Jake Haroian, Sean Dempsey, Andrew Welzel, Anthony Hutchins, Hank Rudden, Jack Lampert and Jason Cardillo

Back Row – Assistant Coach Fritz Rudden, Craig Levergood, Tim Moberg, Jason Dlugolecki, Sam Rodman, Roddy Towner and Assistant Coach Ted Dlugolecki


The Hopkinton 14U Babe Ruth All Stars defeated Shrewsbury American last Thursday night 5-3 to win the 2009 Boroughs Cup Championship.


The All Stars went an undefeated 10-0 in the Tournament to take the cup for a second straight year. Thursday night’s Championship game victory was powered by the clutch hitting of Tim Moberg and solid pitching from starter Jake Haroian and closer Craig Levergood. Moberg went 3 for 3 with two doubles, a single and 2 RBI. Lead off batter Jason Dlugolecki also went 3 for 3 and Connor Hudson, Sam Rodman and Hank Rudden each had RBI singles. Anthony Hutchins and Jack Lampert also chipped in with solid singles.


Haroian pitched 5 strong innings giving up only 1 run on a wild pitch, scattering 3 hits and 1 walk while striking out 7. Levergood pitched the 6th and 7th innings and put down a tough Shrewsbury team that was staging a late rally by striking out the last 2 batters of the game. Solid defensive plays were made by Sean Dempsey at 1st base and Roddy Towner and Andrew Welzel in the OF. Welzel was also awarded the Boroughs Cup Sportsmanship Award for always playing the game with a great attitude and a smile on his face.

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Lost Feathered Friend

Lost medium size parrot Sunny, a Sun Conure, in Whitehall area. Flew away yesterday Aug. 3. My number is 508-435-3988

Gertrude M. Remby, 96


Gertrude M. Remby, 96, formerly of Hayden Rowe St. in Hopkinton, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2009 at the Beaumont Nursing Center in Northborough. Born Gertrude Marie Houle in Franklin, MA; she grew up in Hyde Park, VT, married Edward Frederick Remby in 1938 and moved to Hayden Rowe in Hopkinton in 1941. Gertrude raised her 10 children by herself after the death of her husband in 1958.

Gertrude was a devoted contributor to many charities including Pine Street Inn, Mustard Seed, Heart Fund, Hospitality House, Catholic Women�s Guild, Westborough State Hospital, and St. John the Evangelist Parish.

She is survived by two sisters, Edna Gagner and Alice Stevenson both of Florida and ten children, Anne M. Remby of Arlington, MA; William E. Remby of Syracuse, NY; James R. Remby of Osterville, MA; Alvaretta J. Rosen of Shrewsbury, MA; Lorraine K. Remby of New Rochelle, NY; Thomas D. Remby of Los Angeles, CA.; Lawrence F. Remby of Cummington, MA; Mary L. Wynne of Madison, CT.; John P. Remby Sr. of Hopkinton, MA; and Alice M. Harwood of Bellingham, MA. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by two grandchildren, three sisters, and two brothers.

Calling hours will take place on Friday, August 7, 2009 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton on August 8th at 11:00a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations many be made to the Pine Street Inn, c/o Shauna Helton, 444 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA. 02118 or to the Hopkinton Food Pantry, 86 South St. Hopkinton, MA. 01746, or to the charity of ones choice.

Planning Board Upholds Tree-cutting Fines

Gives Hope to Zio's Bistro


by Robert Falcione

August 4, 2009 — The Planning Board heard the pleas of innocence from the owners of two properties on Ash Street, a scenic road, who had trees cut down, in violation, the Planning Board has determined, of town bylaws, and who received fines issued by the Planning Department and the Tree Warden. They appeared before the Planning Board to see if the board would rescind or reduce their fines for cutting and removing the trees that were, according to the Planning Board, on town property.

     One of the residents, Steve Kovacs, of 127 Ash Street said he did not know it was a scenic road and asked if the letter that the Town Planner sent in 2004 informing him of that designation was by regular mail, implying that there is no proof he received it.

      Both he and Brian Kelly of 128 Ash Street said that their trees were dead, but in correspondence with the Planning Department, Tree Warden Paul Gleason reported that he travels Ash Street all of the time and that he never noticed four dead trees. Mr. Kovacs said he was fined $900, the maximum of $300 per tree.

      The residents argued that the trees were a safety hazard to their children.

      Acting Chair Joe Markey said that the residents did not have to expend any money and "if the trees were truly dead, the town would have done it at no charge."

     Member Mark Abate motioned to endorse the violation and enforce the fine. The board voted unanimously to do so. See small, short video.


    15 Main Street Parking Issues - Speranza says other Business owners are in violation

      Jack Speranza, owner of 15 Main Street, a commercial building that has two offices on the second floor,  appeared with Paul Winshman, who, with his wife, Kim, signed a lease for the first floor to build a restaurant called Zio's Bistro. The restaurateurs have two other working restaurants.

       Mr. Speranza wants to apply for a shared parking permit with a yet-to-be-determined downtown property owner, because his property does not meet the town's parking requirements for a restaurant.

        According to Town Planner Elaine Lazarus, a restaurant is a new use at the location; although others have served food there, that use was never applied for until now.

        Mr. Speranza, an attorney, said, "This is not an incident that is isolated to 15 Main."

        He mentioned that John Ryerson, the original Gourmet owner, had no parking. Then he spoke of the businesses that have occupied 28 Main Street with little or no parking.

        "Bettergoods, then Maria's, and now Denise operates that facility.

        "ESL operates where the stove shop was," he said.

        "They are all in violation of the [parking] regulations. It is a global issue," he said, awakening a sleeping dog, and recommended that the Zoning Advisory Committee take up the matter.

       "Government authority cannot enforce against one property owner without enforcing the other property owners," he said, arguing against arbitrary enforcement.

         Mr. Speranza said that he has had conversations with John Burns — who owns the adjacent property at 17 Main Street, and the vacant and overgrown lot next to Action copy — as well as Colella's regarding off-site parking. He said he needs an additional 14 spaces.

         "No one is going to park at Colella's to dine there," said one member.

         "You haven't tasted my food," said Mr. Winshman.

         The reason for Mr. Speranza's visit was to see if the permit and consultant fees could be lowered from the $3200 estimate given to him if he applies for an off-site parking permit, a bylaw so new that one has never been applied for.

         The board lowered his fees to $500 plus consultant fees, which they presume could be a quick look at a letter from Mr. Speranza by Town Counsel.

          The applicants could also, according to Director of Municipal Inspections, Charles Kadlik, apply to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a waiver of the requirements.

         The Winshmans have received a liquor license from Selectmen, and now await the official word from the ABCC, the state governing agency, as well as a shared parking permit hearing and approval.

Wine-Theft Suspect Identified From Video


August 3, 2009 — On Sunday we received a call from Boston PD to inform us they recovered the stolen $20,000 bottle of wine. The recovery was due to a member of the public (who wants to remain anonymous) who recognized a suspect from the video. This member of the public contacted an intermediary who contacted the suspect. The suspect produced the wine through the intermediary.  

Det. Scott van Raalten met Boston PD Detectives at their station, retrieved the wine and obtained what information Boston PD possessed.

We are following several leads.

This is an active investigation. No further information is available at this time.

We will provide updates as they become available.


Chief of Police, Thomas Irvin


Reaction by Clelland Johnson, owner of Hopkinton Wine and Spirits, on video:


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Police News UP-TO-DATE  August 3, 2009


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7:38 am A caller from Alprilla Farm Road reports her GPS was stolen from her vehicle.  Hers was the eighth vehicle broken into over the weekend. Others were broken into on Glen Road and Pinecrest...


7:40 pm South Mill Street caller reported hearing what sounded like gunshots...


12:30 am Lumber Street caller said a person drove by and threw eggs at his car...


10:01 pm Officer Mathew McNeil charged 3 parties with underage possession of alcohol and one minor with possession of alcohol and possession of heroin...

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts

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Compiled by Ryan McLean for, 

Transactions for week ending August 3, 2009






16 Connelly Hill Road John W. Ericksen and Kathryn C. Ericksen $1,149,900

Jul 28, 2009

Connelly LLC
15 Teresa Road Stephen D. Nigloschy and Virginia D. Nigloschy $450,000

Jul 29, 2009

Donald Yanowsky, Jr. and Janet C. Yanowsky
28 Trevor Lane Tinevimbo Jaravaza $428,000

Jul 30, 2009

Maillet & Sons LLC
Lot 11 Appaloosa Circle David M. Chyten and Carla M. DiGirolamo $683,750

Jul 30, 2009

Aaron A. Friedmann and Patricia A. Staubs
8 Alexander Road Clifford P. Rahaim and Rachel L. Rahaim $560,000

Jul 31, 2009

Jay J. Sinacole and Patricia H. Sinacole
11 Amherst Road Lesley-Ann Gonsalves and Matthew E. Gavin $277,500 Jul 31, 2009 Timothy J. Myers
12 Trevor Lane Pannaben H. Nangha and Chaitanya B. Chavda $470,000 Jul 31, 2009 Maillet & Sons Limited Liability Company
22 Huckleberry Road Richard W. Hartson and Allison S. Bumsted $674,000 Jul 31, 2009 Eugene P Odonnell Jr. and Carol Addy
Last Week        
2 Apple Tree Hill Elm Street
unit 2
Susan L Kapatoes $195,000 July  24, 2009 Michael Fontana
9 Hidden Brick Road Dana Philbrook & Linda Philbrook $587,000 July  24, 2009 Jerri J. Snell
4 Williams Way Butler Bank $656,895 July  24, 2009 John-Paul Lapre
0 Spring Street McDonough Family LLP $355,000 July  22, 2009 Sumayyah Terrace LLC
Two Weeks Ago        
51 Saddle Hill Road Matthew A. Staffieri & Jessica B. Perkowski $440,000 July  16, 2009 Nancy Trehub
12 John Matthew Road David A. Moses & Julie L. Slack $1,250,000 July  15, 2009 Lisa M. Zammitti, Trustee of L. M.
Zammitti Nominee Trust
8 Kimball Road Robert J. Cavagnaro & Jennifer E. Cavagnaro $625,000 July  15, 2009 Christopher Lee & Joyce I. Lee
11 Cole Drive unit 20 Mary G. Marchant & Dana C. Marchant $424,900 July  15, 2009 William A. Depietri, Trustee of Lumber
Street I Realty Trust
47 Blueberry Lane Dmitri V. Fomin & Elena E. Smagina $610,000 July  15, 2009 Dana C. Marchant & Mary G. Marchant
203 Ash Street Peter T. Choras, Jr. $255,000 July  15, 2009 Virginia H. Rhoads nka Virginia Beaupre
60 Pleasant Street Brian K. Gassett & Brian W. Cheever, Trustees of Summit Realty Trust $155,000 July  15, 2009 Paul J. Elder, Jr.
81 Pleasant Street Kul B. Thapa & Judith O'Leary Thapa $389,000 July  15, 2009 Thomas J. Terry, Jr. & Elaine M. Terry
17 Longwood Drive Ashish Chakraborty & Nandini Chakaborty $527,000 July  15, 2009 Julie L. Slack





Family Really Misses Fluffy




On July 22, 2009, Fluffy, a white cat, left his Grove Street home and hasn't been seen since.


He looks very special with a grey patch on his head, as well as one green eye and one blue eye and a freckle on his nose.


Fluffy likes eating, catnip, hunting mice, and is pretty laid-back. He has had his shots and is neutered.


His family really misses him, so if you have found fluffy, please call HopNews at 508-435-5534




Arrests Up-to-Date

Arrests — Most Recent First

Arrests Up-to-Date, Monday, August 3, 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009

3:39 am Officer John Moran arrested Vincent Michael Picconi, 18, Summer Street, Ashland, and charged him with malicious Destruction of Property over $250, Wanton destruction of Property over $250, Receiving a Stolen Motor Vehicle, using a Motor Vehicle Without Authority, and Identity Fraud.


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

5:54 pm Detective Scott Van Raalten arrested a 17 year-old South Mill Street resident on Cedar Street in Ashland on warrants charging him with Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime, Larceny over $250 and Credit card larceny. Earlier in the morning, the 17 year-old had been placed in Protective Custody.


12:32 am Sgt. John Porter arrested Cody Patnaude, 18, of South Mill Street, at 91 Hayden Rowe Street and charged him with Possession of Liquor Under 21, OUI Liquor, and Possession of a Class B Substance.


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

10:47 pm Officer Matthew McNeil arrested Steven John Strapponi, 19, of Vasser Drive, Milford on Lakeshore Drive and charged him with Possession of Liquor by a Person Under 21, and possession of a Class A Substance.


11:54 pm Officer Stephen Buckley arrested Michael P. Larson, 41, South Bow Street, Milford on Pleasant Street on warrants charging him with driving with a Suspended License, Driving Uninsured and Driving Unregistered.


Monday, July 27, 2009

9:12 pm officer Stephen Buckley arrested Cheryl Stock, 52, Amherst Road on Pleasant street and charged her with OUI Liquor, Drinking Alcohol from an Open Container and a Marked Lanes Violation.


The full police log will be updated later this morning, August 3, 2009.

Neither Rain, Nor...

August 3, 2009 — Therese Birri was undaunted by yesterday afternoon's light rain as she enjoyed the classic rock and roll being played on the gazebo by "60's Invasion," during the Concert on the Common series sponsored by the Park's and Recreation department and organized by now-Selectman, Michelle Gates.

One Bottle of $20,000 Wine Recovered

August 2, 2009 — In what seems like an impossible event, shortly before 8:00 p.m. this evening, Hopkinton Police Sgt. Joseph Bennett said that another agency had recovered the vintage 1945 $20,000 bottle of Mouton Rothschild that had been stolen from Hopkinton Wine and Spirits on Tuesday, July 29 with its contents intact, but declined to say which agency.


On Tuesday, surveillance footage captured images of two men, and a woman, who was believed to be an accomplice, stealing a total of four bottles of wine totaling $22,000. The story made the Boston television news stations as well as regional newspapers, bringing more attention to the crime than the thieves likely expected.


Sgt. Bennett declined to give out any more information about the case, saying it is still under investigation, but he believes the other agency will release more information tomorrow.


 No one was available for comment at Hopkinton Wine & Spirits this evening, because it closes at 6:00 p.m. on Sundays.

Students Raise $1,045 for Stephen Tyrone Johns Fund

Dear Editor,


After the Hopkinton Class of 2013 returned from Washington, DC, we began to collect donations for the Memorial Fund for Stephen Tyrone Johns who was slain at the Holocaust Museum by a right-wing fanatic shortly after we had met him and left the museum in Washington.


We were very saddened by his tragic death and we wanted the Johns Family to know that they are in our thoughts and prayers. Many of us remember the kind smile and friendly manner of Officer Johns. We believe Officer Johns was a very special person and we are grateful for his heroic actions on June 10, 2009.


A check for $1045.00 was sent to the USHMM Officer Johns Family Fund on behalf of the Class of 2013. People from all over Massachusetts, as well as a few other states contributed. We wish to especially acknowledge the Hopkinton Police Association who gave a generous contribution of $200.00. Hopkinton Police Officer Phillip Powers accompanied our class to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on June 10, 2009.


We wish to also thank Hopnews .com who helped publicize our efforts. We also thank the Hopkinton Schools, especially Dr. Lynch and Ms. Bugg, who supported our efforts.



Lindsay Manning, Briarcliff Drive

and Alex Kraieski  Blackthorn Circle


August 2, 2009

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Alverie G. Paradis, 88

HOPKINTON - Alverie G. Paradis, 88, died July 31, 2009 in Milford.  He was the husband of Rita (Heaton) Paradis, who died in February 2008.   Born in Fort Kent, Maine, he was the son of the late George and Leona (Ouelette) Paradis. 

Mr. Paradis was a WWII veteran, attaining the rank of Tech Sergeant and serving in the European Theater.  He was wounded in Holland and received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.  Following the war, he attended Electronic Technical training, and subsequently opened his
business, Paradis TV Sales & Service. He was a founding member of the Hopkinton Pop Warner Football League and was former president of the Hopkinton Little League.  He was Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 2 in Hopkinton and was Commissioner of the Algonquin District for Boy Scouts. He was a religious education teacher at St. John the Evangelist Church and was a Hopkinton Selectman from 1977 to 1980. He was involved in research with the Boston Arm Project.

He leaves his children Leona Montville and husband Harold of Bellingham, Helene Matyi and husband Frank of Franklin, George and wife Janet of Oakham, William and wife Rita of Ayer, Andrew and wife Lisa of Hudson, Jean Tatro and husband Al of Milford, Joseph and wife Laurie of Hopkinton and Philip of Oxford.  He also leaves his grandchildren Jennifer Briggs, Christine Duggan, Philip Matyi, Michael and Sarah Montville, Elizabeth Raiche, Aimee Velasco, Tina Thibeault, Julie, Keri, Gregory, Dylan and Daniel Paradis, and Alexandra and Lauren Matias.  In addition, he leaves a sister Yvette Jutras of Lewiston, ME and a brother Fern Paradis of Englewood FL and 10 great grandchildren.  He is pre-deceased by his son Michael, who died in 1972.

The funeral will be held Thursday, August 6 at 10:00 a.m . from the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street followed by a funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church at 11:00 a.m.  Burial will take place in St. John's Cemetery at the family's convenience.  Calling hours at the funeral home are Wednesday, August 5 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Donations in his memory may be made to:  Fisher House Boston, P.O. Box 230, South Walpole, MA  02071.

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New Careers at Cafe Mocha Express

August 2, 2009 — Lisa Pomerleau and partner Sean Hynes, both Milford natives, aim to make their mark in Hopkinton with their new endeavor, the recently purchased Cafe Moca Express located at 77 West Main Street (Dynasty, Dino's plaza).

    Lisa left the banking/financial services industry to move back home to be close to family, be with Sean — they have known each other since childhood — and "try something fun." The economy and a motorcycle accident put the brakes on Sean's career as an electrician, and so he decided to join Lisa in her endeavor.

    The couple has added healthy " Willow Tree" wraps, including chicken, tuna, and  turkey as well as an acclaimed veggie wrap and macaroni salad to the offerings.

     One thing that will stay the same, they promise, is the smooth-tasting New England Coffee; but they have added some new tasty iced coffees like Snickerdoodle, Macaroon,  Brownie Sundae and an Almond Joy iced coffee.  They have also kept their wide selection of yogurt muffins

   Their Smoothies, including flavors such as strawberry, wild berry, mango and pineapple coconut, have become an instant hit.

    Cafe Moca Express also offers free Wi-Fi internet access as well as a comfortable place to enjoy coffee or lunch.  In the near future there will be a TV in the sitting area with local and world news.

    The hours of operation are Mon-Fri from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Watchful Eye

August 2, 2009 — Hopkinton Police Officer Linda Higgins, conducting traffic enforcement late Saturday afternoon, issues a written warning to a driver for speeding at the intersection of Main and Grove Streets.


Hopkinton Parks and Recreation


Summer Sunday Concerts on the Common

5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


August 2, 2009 – 60’s Invasion - 60’s Rock

On Your Mark...

August 1, 2009 — The Main Beach at Hopkinton State Park was evacuated today when a child reported a parent missing. Above, the swimmers wait to hear the lifeguards' whistles allowing them back in the water after the missing person was found.

Water Sports

August 1, 2009 — Twelve year-old Chris Hassan watches boats go by from his perch on the sunken boat dock near the boat house at Hopkinton Reservoir today.

I Break for Yard Sales

Aug 1, 2009 — The vehicle above collided with another vehicle that was exiting a yard sale this morning on East Main Street. The vehicle broke apart fairly easily.

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August 2008 Senior News is Now Online


Hopkinton Seniors benefit from a spacious new facility staffed with competent and caring personnel, and a large group of volunteers, ready to help with anything from banking to painting. Their up-to-date newsletter is always online (Button above) and features a calendar of daily and special events, like the day trip below.


If you are a senior citizen, no matter your background, check out what goes an there and see what could benefit you, or how you could benefit them. 508-497-9730



Aug. 3 at 9 a.m. ... Roger Wheeler State Park and George’s Restaurant, Galilee, R.I. $10 bus; buy lunch

Aug. 10 at 9 a.m. ... Foster’s Lobster Clambake, Me. $35 bus and meal

Aug. 31 at 8:30 ... 10 Lighthouse Boat Tour, antique shop, lunch at Quonset Point, R.I. $30 bus and boat; buy lunch

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CBS Evening News 07/31/09

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July 31, 2009 — Tonight, the Massachusetts State Police and the Templeton Police Department are seeking Mark P. NOBREGA of Templeton, who has been missing since Tuesday July 28, 2009. 
Mr. NOBREGA is believed to be traveling in a black 2004 Ford Ranger pick-up truck, bearing Massachusetts Registration 62YX71.  The truck was last seen in the Town of Templeton.
Mr.  NOBREGA is described as white with gray hair, 50 years old, 511”tall and 180 pounds.
Anyone who may have seen Mr. Nobrega or his truck, or who has information about his potential whereabouts, is asked to please contact the State Police Athol Barracks at (978) 249-4341 or the Templeton Police at (978) 939-5678 with any information.

UPDATE: Mark P. NOBREGA was located on Sunday in the Town of Templeton. Mark P. Nobrega was deceased when located. Further inquiries should be directed to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office.

Thieves steal $20,000 Bottle of Wine and More

Police seek public's assistance with identification


On July 29, 2009 at approximately 1915hrs. two males stole 4 bottles of wine from Hopkinton Wine & Spirits at 77 West Main Street They came in the side door and walked directly to the rear of the store. It appears the female in the pink hat was an accomplice by distracting the clerk while the two males stuffed the bottle in their pants. The clerk stated they were not regular customers and has never seen them before. The female asked a number of questions about the liquor behind the counter but did not purchase anything.

The bottles taken totaled $22,000.  They are rare bottles of wine and are collectables because of their age.

1)      1945 Ch. Mouton Rothschild (Retail value of $20,000)

2)      Two bottles of 2000 Ch. Mouton Rothschild (Retail value of $875.00 each)

3)      1992 Ch. Mouton Rothschild (Retail value of $300.00)


The male subjects appear to be 20-25 years old approximately 5’8-5’10 and 170-190lbs. wearing baggie clothing. The female appears to be white approximately 23-28yrs. old approximately 5’6-5’8 and 120-140lbs.


Anyone with information on the identity of these subjects is asked to contact Det. Scott van Raalten.

  Detective Scott van Raalten

   Hopkinton Police Department

   74 Main Street

   Hopkinton, MA 01748

   508-497-3401 x328

   508-435-1979 (fax)

Farmers market

July 31, 2009 — Keown Orchards has been at Weston Nurseries Farmers Market every Friday since it started, just like today before the deluge.

Simultaneous calls

July 31, 2009 — Lt. Carl Harris and Lt. Robert Bartlett answered one of two simultaneous calls for smoking or downed wires, this one on East Main Street, the other on Fruit Street this afternoon.

New Top

July 31, 2009 — Ted Schofield, top, and a friend strip the roof of his family's homestead down to the bare bones before putting up new materials, yesterday on Mayhew Street.

 Services for the Home

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Fourth Annual Intertribal Powwow

Sept 19th & 20th



A truly Native American experience! Traditional Native American activities include; Grand Entry, Drumming, Dancing, Singing, Regalia, Story Telling, Flute Playing, Food, Genuine Native Gifts & Craft Vendors, Traders and Teepee. Parking is $5.00.


This year ALL proceeds will go to Native Directions.  Native Directions is a non-profit organization that provides cutting edge support, education, and therapy of sobriety services for Native American teens and their families.


Sat & Sun 10am – 5pm . Powwow will be held at Sweetwilliam Farm located at 153 North St, Upton. For more information or directions visit or call us at 508-529-2000.

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