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  Crime: Regional/State

So-called "Craig's List Killer" Philip Markoff Commits Suicide

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Framingham Man Charged In Connection With Murder Of Wife


FRAMINGHAM- August 15, 2010 — A Framingham man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of Heather Alleyne, 19, of Framingham, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone and Framingham Police Chief Steven Carl informed the public today.

Kyle Alleyne, 25, was charged today in Laredo, Texas with first degree murder.  He had been taken into custody in Laredo on a probation violation and was subsequently charged with murder.  He will be arraigned upon his return to Massachusetts.

             “We allege that the defendant brutally stabbed the victim to death, leaving two very young children without a mother,” District Attorney Leone said.  “Instances of domestic violence are extremely troubling and we are constantly working in collaboration with our community partners and service agencies to provide resources and help to victims of domestic violence in order to prevent tragedies from occurring in the first place.”

             According to authorities, on Monday, August 9 at approximately 6pm, Framingham Police responded to 1325A Worcester Rd in Framingham for a well being check upon request from the victim’s mother. 

             Officers arrived and observed the victim, obviously deceased, located in the bedroom area of the apartment.  Obvious signs of a struggle, blood, and evidence that a clean-up was attempted was observed in the room.  Authorities launched an immediate investigation into the circumstances of the victim’s death. 

Sunday Concert Cancelled

August 15, 2010


Hello from China


August 15, 2010 — Longtime Hopkinton residents Steve and Susan Spiegel have their home up Please visit our discussion pagefor sale, their children onto college and careers, and are home-hunting in China, where Steve's company has assigned him. He doesn't mention his employer's name often, so let it suffice to say that it is an office supply company named after a fastener.

      Steve responded to posts on the discussion page that were not flattering  to Hopkinton schools, and defended them, which led to him offering his blog (Under headline) to those interested. Here is an excerpt:


It's been a long hot week in Shanghai. It was 40 degrees Celsius today (102 F) and will heat up slightly to 104 tomorrow. I'd like to tell you how much I'm enjoying this recent warm up but that would be a lie. If there is a positive, it is that the skies are relatively clear so the pollution is lower than when I got here. (no real solace) In deference to the hot weather, I only walked 10 miles today.

I have been looking for a new place to live for the next 5 months as I feel like the very nice place where I am is just too far from the downtown. It does sit atop the Metro station so getting around is fairly easy. Thursday and today were spent apartment shopping. No different than anywhere else in the world, lots of junky places, some nice ones and some that just won't work. I have a budget for housing that I will stay within because if all else fails, where I am will be acceptable. I liked two of the 12 I have seen. One might be too far from the Metro but worry more about the other one as it might be too small to promote marital harmony, if you get my drift.

On the work front, we have had some breakthroughs on my assignment and the way to fix things is pretty clear. Actually getting it done may be difficult because it involves improving some of the computer information we use and none of that ever happens quickly. There is a good team here and we are certainly pushing ourselves to make the changes necessary to improve the business for Staples in China.

Since I've been taking the subway a lot, I noticed something interesting on one of my trips. I was standing against the doors on the side of the train where they don't open, and all of the women sitting on the opposite side of the car were staring at me. I was thinking, "Either there's something wrong with my attire or I must look pretty good today, these women can't take their eyes off of me." As I moved to get off the subway, the stares didn't move with me, so I thought that's strange and turned to see that the whole time they were staring at the TV monitor that was right next to me! So much for that ego trip!

Finally, on the home front. Jon is about to start his career as he begins training with EMC on Monday for seven weeks to prepare him for the first phase of his job in Tech support. Jeffrey heads to Arizona on Tuesday to begin his college career. Marissa has been told she will be getting a job offer from Ernst and Young so she enters her senior year of college knowing she has a job after graduation. Our house is on the market and we have had two very interested lookers. Hopefully, we will be getting a good offer on our house, soon. The nest will truly be empty.

Did I say it was hot here?

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Hopkinton Residents Attend Boston Sox Game in the Dunkin’ Dugout

Boston, MA (August 15, 2010) – Dunkin’ Donuts hosted youth from the Hopkinton First Congregational Church from Hopkinton at the Boston Red Sox game on August 2nd, 2010 against the Cleveland Indians.  The children received tickets in the “Dunkin Dugout” located in the famed Fenway Park Bleachers.


Dedicated to local youth and charitable organizations, the “Dunkin’ Dugout” is a special seating section in which Dunkin’ Donuts hosts approximately twenty children at every Boston Red Soxhome game.


Top row pictured from left to right: Kurt Savage, Kerry Gifford, Nancy Goedhart, Nancy Lashley, Ann Joyner, Kalina Cloutier, Mandy Priore, Dan Cloutier (All of Hopkinton)


Front row pictured from left to right: John Gifford, McKenzie Gifford, JJ Gifford, Katelyn Lashley, Kim Priore, Hannah Lashley,  Molly Lashley, Doug Priore, Jamie Vander Ark, Alex Vander Ark, TJ Vander Ark, Matt Vander Ark, Katie Mitchell, Matt Tomasetti (All of Hopkinton) ~Contributed content.

Candidates' Corner 2010 

August 14, 2010 — Republican candidate for the 3rd Congressional District Marty Lamb stumped at Candidates' Corner at the Main/Grove intersection Downtown Hopkinton on Saturday.

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New Gas Station Opening

August 14, 2010 — Veteran petroleum man Sam Younes watches as new signs go up at the corner of Grove and Main Streets. Mr. Younes purchased the station at auction on June 25, 2010 for $257,500. He will offer full-serve unbranded gas when he opens, which he says will be soon. Mr. Younes owns a station in Upton, as well as recently purchased Helen Fuel in Uxbridge, he said today.

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Hopkinton, Several Towns

Assist at Milford Dwelling Fire

Witness attributes fire to careless disposal of lighted cigarette



August 13, 2010 — Hopkinton Fire Department responded with several other towns to assist Milford with a working structure fire on Purchase Street at the corner of haven Street. South Street in Hopkinton turns into Purchase Street in Milford, and Lumber Street in Hopkinton becomes Haven Street in Milford. A witness said that a cigarette that was improperly disposed of started the blaze on the deck attached to the side of the structure. Other thumbnails and photos are below:

Milford Approval Process May Hold Up

Sewer Connection Until Spring, 2011


by Muriel Kramer

August 13, 2010 — Hopkinton recently requested some concessions from the Milford Board of Sewer Commissioners in order to meet the terms of the MORE Grant and connect Hopkinton to the Milford sewer system in time to have wastewater flowing to Milford by the end of September 2010. According to John Mainini, Director Superintendent of the Milford Sewer Department, the Milford Sewer Commissioners voted at its meeting August 10th to hold Hopkinton to the terms of the original agreement for the connection making a September target date impossible.


In a letter dated August 2, 2010, Hopkinton Town Manager Norman Khumalo (File photo) detailed five requests addressing the outstanding issues related to fully implementing the Inter Municipal Agreement (IMA) and finalizing the sewer connection. The Milford Sewer Commissioners voted last Tuesday night to agree to the first request which was to allow Hopkinton to dig a test pit on the Milford side “to confirm the depth of the existing cover.”


According to Mainini, this will allow Hopkinton to confirm depths on both sides of the connection and make any adjustments necessary if the depths do not match. “Hopkinton is afraid there is a gap which may necessitate a relief manhole.”


The second request from Hopkinton asked for permission for Hopkinton to perform the work in Milford if the existing piping had to be lowered, and the Milford Commissioners agreed to this request also. However, the Milford Commissioners said no to the third request which was to allow Hopkinton to go forward with the work to “temporarily connect the pipes while Hopkinton goes before the Town of Milford Conservation Commission, with the understanding that the pipe would be lowered once Hopkinton obtains the necessary Commission approval.” Hopkinton will have to get Milford Conservation Commission approval before doing the work.


Two last requests from Hopkinton addressed the flow measuring station that according to the original agreement is to be on the Milford side and constructed by Milford with Hopkinton reimbursing Milford for the costs. In Khumalo’s letter, he had asked for permission to use the flow measuring equipment in Hopkinton’s South Street pump station until the additional measuring station could be built in Milford; additionally the letter requested that Hopkinton be allowed to build the station “upon receipt of the design approved by both towns.”


According to Mainini the Milford Commissioner’s voted no on those requests and voted to hold Hopkinton to the terms of the original IMA in order to make the final connection of the pipes and initiating service. According to Mainini, “that will take a while.” The flow measuring station project will first have to go to Milford Town Meeting which is likely to be in the Fall but not yet scheduled. The design is currently under way, but can’t go out for construction bids until after Town Meeting. “I don’t know if it will beat the winter months,” says Mainini. “It will be more than likely in the spring.” Additionally the work needs to go before Milford’s Conservation Commission for approval.


Mr. Khumalo received Milford’s response today and still formulating an approach to include next steps for Hopkinton. “This is a very important issue, and like any construction project it has its complexities. The complexities are then compounded by having two levels of jurisdiction.” For his part Mr. Khumalo is still working to achieve the original deadlines. “This is a very important issue for the Town and for Milford. We will continue the conversation and work to meet the deadlines that were set before.”


ESL’s Children of Eden

Friday, August 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 21, at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 22 at 2:00 p.m.


Hopedale High School

 25 Adin Street, Hopedale


HOPKINTON, MA (August 13, 2010) – Enter Stage Left Theater will be presenting Children of Eden on Friday, August 20, Saturday, August 21, at 7:30 p.m.; and on Sunday, August 22 at 2:00 p.m. This musical follows the book of Genesis through Adam and Eve, Cain and Able and Noah and the Ark, and tells the stories through the eyes of the “children.” It will be performed by ESL’s Summer Stock of high school and college students and all performances will be at the Hopedale High School, 25 Adin Street, Hopedale. Tickets are $17.00 at the door/$15 in advance for adults and $13 at the door/$12 in advance for students and seniors, and are available at


Children of Eden addresses the age-old struggle of parents learning to ‘let go’ and allow their children to discover life for themselves on their own path,” said Kelly Grill, director and a co-founder of ESL. “The music, by Steven Schwarz (also the composer for Godspell, Pippin and Wicked) is beautiful and full of rich choral numbers.   It is a great theater experience for the entire family.”


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


State Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Route 495 in Westford


August 13, 2010 — At 3:48 a.m. troopers assigned to the Massachusetts State Police barracks in Concord responded to reports of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle in the high-speed lane of Route 495 northbound in Westford. Responding troopers determined that the victim, a 23-year-old Franklin woman, was deceased.


Preliminary investigation by Trooper Joel Gagne indicates that the victim was struck by at least one, and possibly more, vehicles about one mile south of Exit 32. The investigation into why the victim was in the traffic lane remains ongoing. No other injuries were reported.


The victim’s identification is being withheld pending proper family notification. At this point in the investigation, no charges are expected. The one vehicle that was confirmed to have hit the victim, a 2009 Toyota RAV sport utility vehicle operated by a Lowell man, was towed from the scene.


As a result of the fatality and subsequent crash reconstruction, all three northbound lanes of 495 were closed for more than two hours. The northbound side was partially reopened by 6:30 a.m. At 7:07 a.m., all lanes were reopened.


The facts and circumstances of the crash remain under investigation by Troop A of the Massachusetts State Police, with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. The Westford and Littleton police and fire departments and the Highway Division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation also assisted at the scene.

$400k Freed by Governor's Signature

August 12, 2010 — A error in the process of approving funds for a study of Downtown that put that put the funds in limbo has been reversed by Governor Deval Patrick signing a bill on Wednesday filed by the Town's State Legislators. It frees up $400,000 approved by voters for a study of the Downtown that proponents say will lead to a multi-million dollar grant that has been set aside for the purpose of  traffic, roadway and streetscape improvements. Read the signed bill here.

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Say "Acorn!"

August 12, 2010 — This furry critter ran in front of the HopNews vehicle from one side of Pond Street to the other this afternoon. Then the mischievous rodent posed for a photo before scurrying to his next commitment.

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Back to school time! How many times have heard that in the past few weeks? The MetroWest YMCA, Hopkinton Branch would like to remind you that we have a Before & After School program and Wrap Around Kindergarten program which serve children in the Ashland and Hopkinton School Districts. Hours of operation are 7am-6pm. We also offer early release day, vacation and snow day programming to youth who are enrolled in the program. Registration is currently going on now for the 2010-2011 school year. Financial Assistance is available to those who qualify through our Partners With Youth Financial Assistance program. Space is limited, please register soon!

For more information please call John D. Barclay at (508) 435-9345 or email The brochure can be found online at


Before & After School Program:
Full Day Kindergarten to 6th grade
In our beforeschool program, children attending Hopkinton Public Schools start their morning with relaxed and quiet activities. They enjoy games, free play, reading and receive bus transportation to the schools.

After the school day, children from both Ashland and Hopkinton Public Schools come to the YMCA where we encourage social, emotional and intellectual growth through group interaction, hands-on exploration and fun activities. We offer a flexible, child-focused schedule with the specific interests and needs of the children and families in mind. Activities include indoor and outdoor play and games, supervised homework periods, a variety of enrichment activities, including creative projects, team building, cooking and more.


Wrap-Around Kindergarten:
Our wrap-around programming for half-day Kindergarten students enrolled in Hopkinton and Ashland Public Schools enriches the day through language and math, science and nature, music and art as well as gross and fine motor skills. The program offers an encouraging environment, while meeting the needs of working families throughout the community. The MetroWest YMCA works with you and the public schools to provide safe transportation.


Hours of Operation:

Before school: 7:00 a.m. until start of school

After school: school release until 6:00 p.m.

Hours are adjusted for early release days. Vacation and snow day programming is available. Transportation to and from the YMCA program is currently provided by the Hopkinton and Ashland School Districts. Please contact your school district office for complete transportation information and details.



MetroWest YMCA Hopkinton

John D. Barclay

(508) 435-9345 x14

Financial Assistance is available to those who qualify, through our Partners With Youth Financial Assistance Program.

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August 12, 2010 — U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) today announced that he has secured $1 million for infrastructure improvements in Hopkinton.  The funding is included in the Fiscal Year 2011 Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development (TTHUD) Appropriations bill, which passed the House July 29th The bill must still be passed by the Senate.

             The funding will be used to improve traffic and safety in Hopkinton’s Downtown area and for traffic improvements associated with East Hopkinton and the Legacy Farms development.  Legacy Farms is the largest economic development project in the Third Congressional District.

            With the continuing population growth in Hopkinton and the MetroWest region, traffic has placed stress on the West Main Street, Main Street, East Main Street Hopkinton corridor. Improvements to be made with this funding will include safety shoulders, sidewalks, new curbing and pavement, and traffic light upgrades.

            “I am very pleased that we were able to secure this funding in the House bill,” Rep. McGovern said.  “The Route 135 / Main Street Hopkinton corridor needs upgrades to accommodate the increased traffic flow and safety concerns of a growing and vibrant community. Part of Hopkinton’s vibrancy will be Legacy Farms, which is an important economic development project for the Town and the Region. I’ve worked closely with the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen on this funding, and I know it’s a priority for the community.”

             "In an economic environment where the norm is to say no,  and hunker down waiting for 'better times' the 3rd Massachusetts Congressional District has an ally in Jim McGovern, a congressman who does not believe in accepting the status quo,” said Roy MacDowell, Legacy Farms LLC.  “Jim and his office have been instrumental in helping Legacy Farms and other constituents navigate the challenges of today’s environment with an eye toward the long term interests of this District.  We look forward to building upon our relationship with Jim in the interest of advancing this Region.”

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HopNews File photos, Jim McGovern, left, Roy S. MacDowell Jr.

Brian Herr's Statement on the $26 Billion Government Spending Bill

HOPKINTON - August 12, 2010 — Brian Herr, Republican candidate for U.S. Congress, released the following statement on the $26 Billion Government Spending Bill passed yesterday in a special session of Congress called by Nancy Pelosi:

"Between bailouts, stimulus and 'Obamacare,' one thing is obvious: big government spending will not create jobs, nor will this Congress stop the madness anytime soon.

In an election year scare tactic, Jim McGovern is making the false claim that if we did not pass this bill, 2,400 teaching, police and firefighter jobs in Massachusetts would be at risk.

In Hopkinton we did not layoff teachers, in fact we added another one to improve our student-to-teacher ratios.  We did it by running our government like a private sector business.  We changed the mindset and we budgeted to demonstrated need.  We reduced the size of our government which freed up money to fund our police, fire, schools and other essential services.  There is another way to govern that does not involve higher taxes and further encroachment by the federal government!

Our economy is being crushed by the mounting debt.  With unemployment nearing 10%, Congress should be focusing on cutting spending, not making matters worse with their reckless habits.   

It's no surprise that Jim McGovern voted for this bill ... during his political career he has received $1,176,725 in contributions from labor unions.  This year alone, he has received $2,500 from the American Federation of Teacher, $2,500 from the National Association of Firefighters, and $2,000 from the National Education Association.

It looks like the vote for this bill was nothing more than a $26 billion political payback.
Elections matter.  Experience matters.  My candidacy combines real world private sector experience with 10 years of local volunteer government experience.  The mindset that guides my thinking daily in the private sector, combined with the fiscally conservative mindset I followed while governing in Hopkinton, is the same mindset I will take with me to Washington, DC."
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August 12, 2010 — Main Street is getting some maintenance this week, as part of the surface is ground down in anticipation of paving on Monday. Motorcycles and bicycles must use caution, as do visitors to the Downtown, who could twist an ankle on the depressed surface if they are not careful exiting their vehicles. A slow shutter speed of 1/20 has intentionally blurred the motion of a passing vehicle.



Hopkinton Police Crime Advisory

On August 12, 2010, the Hopkinton Police investigated several reports of breaking and entering to motor vehicles that occurred on the west side of town in residential areas with condominium complexes. The vehicles had personal property taken from them. All vehicles victimized were unlocked. Leaving your vehicle(s) unlocked only makes it an easier target for thieves.


The Hopkinton Police requests you lock your vehicle at ALL TIMES while unattended and to turn on any outside lighting that illuminates your parking area as this is a major deterrent for thieves. We also request your vehicle alarms be set when unattended. Please help us to keep you and your property safe by taking these few simple steps. If you notice any suspicious activity, please notify us immediately.

State Gives Green Light for Fruit Street Elementary School

School Dept to create three neighborhood districts


by Muriel Kramer

August 11, 2010 — The Hopkinton Elementary School Building Committee (HESBC) and the School Department received approval from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) to pursue the “preferred option” of building a new elementary school at the Fruit Street location. In a letter dated July 28, 2010, Katherine Craven, Executive Director for MSBA (Photo), notified Norman Khumalo, Town Manager, that Hopkinton is approved to “proceed into schematic design to replace the existing PK-1 Center Elementary School with a new PK-5 Center Elementary School on the Fruit Street site.”

            The MSBA approved a new neighborhood school at Fruit Street to accommodate 540 students in grades K – 5 as well as a preschool for 66 students. This approach satisfies some key School Department objectives including reconfiguring the current three schools that provide for students in two grades per school to separate schools that each accommodate students in grades kindergarten through 5. Additionally this plan includes a permanent preschool facility at the new school to provide for the educational needs of the students in the integrated preschool program.

             The approval process now in full swing is intended to bring the funding requirements to the voters in Hopkinton at a Special Town meeting in March of 2011; the budget requirements for the new school are currently projected at $29,978,222. The MSBA reimbursement percentage for the project is not yet determined. The current timeline supports opening the new school in the Fall of 2013. The next phase of the project is to put together the schematic design which should incorporate comments from both the HESBC and MSBA and improve the current concept design (Photo of Fruit Street athletic fields under construction by Town Engineer Dave Daltorio).

            While the existing elementary schools that will be kept in operation –Elmwood and Hopkins—are not specifically designed to accommodate the recommended space needs of kindergarten classrooms, the MSBA approval for the new elementary school project at Fruit Street does not include participation in costs associated with construction projects at the existing schools. Craven’s letter asserts that “the MSBA will not participate in any costs associated with the construction projects at the Elmwood and Hopkinton (sic) schools that are needed to support the District’s proposed grade reconfiguration, which the District estimates will cost a total of more than $5 million.”

According to Brian Main, Owner’s Project Manager for Hopkinton, kindergarten classrooms are currently recommended to be 1,200 square feet and neither Hopkins nor Elmwood have classrooms of that size; however, there are no immediate plans to reconfigure classrooms at those two schools. While the classrooms are not that big, they are bigger than the rooms currently used for kindergarten, and the town will not be forced to construct larger rooms. The plan to build the new school and implement the District’s goal of districting the elementary schools can proceed even if Elmwood and Hopkins are left as is.

Looking forward, project milestones include completion of the schematic design by the end of November 2010 and hopefully MSBA approval by mid January 2011. A tentative date for Special Town Meeting to approve full design and construction is set for March 1st and a ballot vote to follow two weeks later. The School Department hopes to have the new school ready to open for the 2013-2014 academic year.

          While there have been no formal discussions about future uses for the Center School Building, Mr. Khumalo has notified Mr. Main in a letter dated May 12, 2010, that the town “will consider moving municipal uses into the Center School building” if the school District decides to build a new school at a new location. Mr. Main confirmed that the Center School building could accommodate staff and records for Town Hall, Department of Public Works, School Administration, Parks and Recreation, Youth Services and a Town Library. Additionally, there is expandable space to construct or provide parking behind the historic structure.

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Low Tide

August 11, 2010 — The cormorant in the right third, bottom third of the photo was not visible to the photographer until the image was zoomed. Moments after this photo was taken today at Blood's Pond, the bird flew high to become like Christmas angel atop a nearby tree (Photo, below).

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Cobbler's Way


Please visit our discussion pageAugust 11, 2010 — Many people have posted on the discussion page, displeasure with the name of a street off of Front Street that they believe should have been named for the previous owner, Marjorie Peloquin. Above is the only structure left on that property, as new, high-end homes are being built around the new cul-de-sac. Join in Town Talk, or create your own discussion topic there.


Icing on the Cake

August 11, 2010 — A silhouette in a near-monochromatic scene, this cormorant, exhibiting unusual behavior, found high ground the place to be, today at Blood's Pond.

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 Ashland Hires Two New  Police Officers


August 11, 2010 — Ashland Police Chief Scott Rohmer is pleased to announce the hiring of two new police officers. John Driscoll and Kevin Piers were appointed as Ashland Police Officers at tonight’s Selectman’s meeting.


Driscoll, an Ashland resident, graduated from the Police Academy in 2008 and worked as a full time Police Officer in the Town of Milton until being hired by Ashland. Prior to that, he served as a Correctional Officer with the Suffolk County and Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Departments. Driscoll is a 1991 graduate of Milton High School and served with the United States Army for four years before being honorably discharged in 1994.


Piers, also an Ashland resident, is currently employed as a Cadet Officer with the University of Massachusetts Amherst Police Department. Prior to that, he served as a Seasonal Police Officer with the Orleans Police Department and as an intern with the Belchertown Police Department. Piers completed the Reserve Intermittent Academy in 2008, and has a Bachelors Degree in Sociology. He is currently pursuing his Masters Degree at Westfield State College.

Driscoll and Piers will fill positions left vacant by the recent retirements of Officers Richard Langmeyer and Charles Garbarino.


Driscoll, who is already academy trained, is expected to start work at the end of the month, and will begin patrolling the streets of Ashland on his own at the completion of a 4 to 6-week Field Training Program.


Piers, whose father is a Framingham Police Officer, will be required to attend a 6-month police academy. Upon successful completion of the academy training, he will be assigned to a Field Training Officer for 4 to 6-weeks before being permitted to patrol the streets of Ashland on his own.


“I am pleased with the selection process conducted to identify the two most qualified candidates,” stated Police Chief Scott Rohmer. “These two officers are a great addition to our department and the community we serve. We are excited to have them on board.”

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Shirley (Chamberlain) Wilkinson, 88


Shirley (Chamberlain) Wilkinson, 88, of Hopkinton, passed away Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at the St. Patrick's Manor Nursing Home in Framingham. She was the wife of the late William Wilkinson.

She was a resident of Davis Rd. in Hopkinton for 6 years until entering into the nursing home in the Spring of 2009.

She is survived by 2 nieces Nancy Mayo and her husband Stephen of Hopkinton, and Carole Dorr and her husband Richard of Watertown; five great-nephews and great-nieces as well as eight great-great nephews and

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Elm St. Congregational Church, 264 Elm St. Fitchburg, MA. 01420. Arrangements are under the care of the
Chesmore Funeral Home of

William F. Cady, 63

William F. Cady, 63, of Hopkinton, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, August 9, 2010 at the Milford Regional Medical Center. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Francis "Buzz" Cady who passed in 2006, and Helen Frances (Fair) Cady of Hopkinton. An avid sportsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and hiking.

He is survived by his companion, Nancy Leclaire of Upton, 2 daughters, Dawn Paige and Debra Green, and a sister, Ann C. Raymond and her husband Robert of Enfield, N.H. He also leaves behind 4 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 13, 2010 from 5-8p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A service will take place at the funeral home on Saturday at 10:00a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Hopkinton.

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Gordon T. Wallace, Jr., 67


HOPKINTON - Gordon T. Wallace, Jr., 67, died suddenly Saturday, August 7. He was the husband of Deborah J. (Boone) Wallace, to whom he was married for 40 years.

Born in Chicago, he was the son of the late Gordon T. and Edith (Watte) Wallace.

In 1976 Gordon earned a Ph.D. in Oceanography from the Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island. In 1982 he became the founding member of the Environmental Science Program at UMASS/Boston and established the Trace Element Analytical Facility. He retired in December 2009 with Professor Emeritus status.

Through his research he made a significant contribution to the scientific understanding of the fate and effect of trace metals in the marine environment.

His work provided tools for the scientifically sound management of aquatic resources. During his tenure he taught a number of graduate courses including Chemistry of Natural Waters and Isotope Geochemistry. He was proudest of his mentorship of his graduate students' research and took great pride in their success after earning their UMB degree. Gordon was honored for his many service accomplishments by a UMASS Presidential Award for Service.

He served as Chairperson of the Hopkinton Board of Health and in that capacity enjoyed helping with several Boston Marathons.

Besides his wife, he leaves his daughters Kimberly Allen and her husband Peter, and Jennifer Thompson and her husband Sean, all of Hopkinton, as well as his granddaughter Sophia Marie Thompson of Hopkinton. He also leaves his brother Richard Wallace and his wife Alana of Virginia and his sister Sandra Marsh and her husband Rick of Colorado.

All are welcome to attend a Celebration of His Life on Saturday, August 14, at 12:30 p.m. at his home at 50 Ash Street in Hopkinton. His family requests the dress be casual. Also honoring Gordon's long time beliefs, wearing black is definitely not necessary!

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton.

Hopkinton Police Charge Five With Stolen Property, Drug Possession


August 9, 2010 — Officer Peter Booth initiated a traffic stop of a vehicle around 1:30 am on Monday at West Main and South Streets, because the registered owner's license was believed to have expired. Officer Booth was backed up by Officer Jacob Campbell.

       The officers observed items in plain view which, according to Detective Scott vanRaalten, gave the police probable cause to search the vehicle. The items, GPS, radio, radar detector and more, were stolen from the Worcester area, according to Detective vanRaalten.

        Arrested with four other young men was the driver, Travis J. Hintlian, 19, of Eaton Avenue in Auburn. Hintlian was charged, as were the others, with receipt of a stolen credit card and stolen property in excess of $250, possession of a burglarious instrument, conspiracy, and possession of Class A and Class E substances. Mr. Hintlian was also charged with Use of a Motor Vehicle in a Felony/Larceny.

        "It's all typical smash and grab motor vehicle thefts every community is experiencing," Detective vanRaalten said.

          See Police News UP-TO-DATE for more on these arrests, as well as  the other two in this reporting period.

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Compiled  for by Robert Falcione © 2010 All Rights Reserved

Transactions from August 2, 2010 - August 9, 2010






19 Falcon Ridge Drive David Cardito, Melissa $650,000 August 9, 2010 Patrick Kevin Barron, Juliet W Barron
27 Wedgewood Drive Lili Chen, Qiang Qu $695,200 August 6, 2010 Joseph F X McGuirl, Julia A McGuirl
84 West Main Street Clifford D Kistner, Nancy J Kistner $5,400 August 5, 2010 Town of Hopkinton
51 Hayden Rowe Street Christopher B Martell, Cynthjia A Martell $430,000 August 5, 2010 James D Bartlett TR, Bartlett Realty Trust
2 Forest Lane Martha Restrepo $395,000 August 3, 2010 Nigel A Campbell
19 Blueberry Lane Jeremy Gelbwachs, Stephanie J Gelbwachs $630,000 August 2, 2010 Linda S W Messerman
55 west Elm Street Stephen Moorehead, Tara McDonnell $535,000.00 August 2, 2010 Jeremy Gelbwachs, Stephanie Gelbwachs, Stephanie Melillo
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128 Fruit Street

Colleen Worrell, Sterling Worrell


July 30, 2010

William Stickney, Denise Stickney

13 Stonegate Road

Joseph Skelly, Katherine Skelly


July 30, 2010

Dennis Carrai, Virginia Kurkowski

8 McNeil Circle  Unit 26

Robert Fusaro, Valerie Fusaro


July 30, 2010

Thomas Hyman, Jeannette Hyman

33 Woody Island Road

Richard Beidleman, Beth Beidleman


July 30, 2010

Walter Swift, Beverly Swift

11 Valleywood Road

John Beck, Amy Jean Beck


July 30, 2010

Robert Fusaro, Valerie Fusaro

15 Oliver Lane

Frederick Mayer, Denise Mayer


July 30, 2010

Countrywide Home Loans Servicing

9 Lincoln St.

Andrew Schlussel, Nancy Schlussel


July 29, 2010

James Mahoney, Christine Mahoney


Name Street "Peloquin Drive"


This letter is in support of those who have written recently about the decision to name the road into what was supposed to be called Peloquin Estates at 30 Front Street in Hopkinton "Cobblers Way." This new road should indeed be called Peloquin Drive (not the cutesy Cobblers Way) in memory of a great neighbor, Marjorie Peloquin. Mrs. Peloquin would stop to chat with me on Front St. even as she approached the grand old age of 90. She was a wonderful neighbor who cared tremendously for over 50 years about preserving the rural nature of east Hopkinton. Naming this small road for her is the least that the developers can do to preserve her memory.

Jim Houley (co-signed by Dawn Graunke (13 Front St) and John Speranza (1 Front St)
15 Front St

August 9, 2010


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