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Scouts Honored for Achievement

Marathon Patch available worldwide

Above, from left, Emma Galuecia, Avery McKenna, Chloe Smith, Sara Freedman, Amanda Rogers


September 9, 2010 — The Hopkinton Board of Selectmen last night honored five Girl Scouts who designed and implemented an earned marathon patch, "Go the Distance," that any Girl Scout in the entire world can earn. On hand with citations to present to the girls from state government were Senator Karen Spilka and Representative Carolyn Dykema.

        Hopkinton Athletic Association founder and representative of the Marathon Flame in North America, Timothy Kilduff said,

"It took creative thinking, persistence, attention to detail, and follow through on the part of the Hopkinton Scouts to gain approval of the 'Go the Distance' patch.  The criteria they developed are interesting, challenging, and well thought out. Linking the patch to the marathon run is timely due to the fact that 2010 is the 2,500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon."

       The patch is not linked to the Boston Marathon, so it can be embraced by any community with a marathon.

Selectmen Vote to Agree to Letter of Intent for New Library Building

One Selectman in minority

by Robert Falcione

September 29, 2010 — The building committee charged with studying options for a new or renovated library considered renovating and expanding in place, building a new one at Claflin Place, moving into center School when that is abandoned by the School Department as expected, or building a new building behind Center School. They concluded a new building behind Center School was the best option, and came to the Selectmen on Tuesday asking them to sign a letter of intent to be passed along to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners to support a grant request that is expected to be in excess of $5 million. It is an all-or-nothing gamble for the library, because the other options have been removed from further consideration, and Town Meeting will have to approve it while being asked to consider funding for a new elementary school on Fruit Street sometime soon. The other $5 million for the project is expected to come from Town Meeting approval and private donations.


The Library is supposed to be transferred to the Town of Hopkinton for this to happen, because the Library is owned by the private Board of Trustees of the Hopkinton Library, and the MBLC will not grant money to a non-municipality. But the library is still in the hands of the Trustees at this time. The land the library is on was purchased by the then trustees for $1 in 1894, the traditional and legally binding way to give property that is still practiced to this day.


The Selectmen did not encourage debate on the other locations, but Selectman Michele Gates, in reference to the committee's claim that renovating Center School would cost more than a new building because of the need the shore up the second floor to hold heavy books and cases, asked if the books could be on the lower level without special construction. The consultant answered that the bottom floor would not need any special shoring up. Much of the Center School ground floor is cement. Apparently, that configuration was not considered in the cost quotes. Mrs. Gates suggested books on the lower level and offices above, but it was clear the committee was done considering options.


Selectman Vice-Chair Todd Cestari expressed concern that the cost of this project added to others in the works, like the Fruit Street School, could drive people out of town with the taxes increases.


"Taxes have gone up 60% in the last ten years," he said. "The first note will be $20 million for a new school for Fruit Street. We have to be sure we aren't driving people out of town." Mr. Cestari also wondered if libraries would be affected severely by technology. He said that we are in a chasm between innovation and execution of  technology, and that nobody knows what it will be like in 15 years.


The Selectmen made it clear they were only facilitating this next step in the process of applying for a grant, and that in doing so, they were in no way committing to bring it to Town Meeting.


"We should refurbish Center School instead of leaving two buildings vacant," said Mrs. Gates, who was the lone dissenter,  voting against the approval of the letter.


Moving the library from its current location and building anew would leave Center School and the library building vacant, changing the dynamics of Downtown. For years office holders have talked about moving town offices to Center School. In that case, Town Hall would be vacant, and so would much of Center School. The estimate to refurbish Center School for offices was given last night as $7 million.


Selectmen Chair RJ Dourney asked the board to agree to have Town Manager Norman Khumalo come up with scenarios for — and impacts to — the Downtown if the Library and the Town Hall move, and to do so before Town Meeting.

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Chow Time at Ciao Time

The Hopkinton High School freshman soccer team has made a commitment to one another to feast on a pasta dinner at Ciao Time Restaurant at regular intervals for the entire season. Some of them are joined in the photo above by server Lauren Blake.

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Hopkinton man Graduates Air Force Training


Michael R. Stanley graduated from Air Force Basic Training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, September 25, 2010.  Michael was selected as Honor Graduate and will continue training as a Tactical Air Control Party (TACP). 


In a letter from the Air Force Command, Mr. Stanley was congratulated for being one of a few to achieve the designation of Honor Graduate.


Michael is a member of the Hopkinton High School graduating class of 2009.


Hopkinton Couple Answers Mayday - Rescues Overboard Boater

Teacher Nancy Clark pulls woman from Narragansett Bay


September 28, 2010 — An engine event that knocked out the power to a boat on Narragansett bay on Saturday tossed one of four passengers into choppy 2-3 foot seas with no personal floatation device. The dutiful Captain jumped right in to pull her back on board, but he too failed to take a life preserver with him, and both the Captain and the passenger drifted away from the boat and each other. One of the remaining two passengers on the boat called out the international signal for distress, mayday, on the marine band radio.

     In addition to the ship's occupants giving out particulars of their emergency, they also gave their location; and hearing this, skipper of Nancy's Jewel, Ron Clark was on his way. His occupants were his wife Nancy Clark, a teacher at Hopkinton High School, as well as well known Hopkinton residents and governmental volunteers, Marie and Ron Eldridge.

        "All hands participated," said Mr. Clark in response to an email.

       The boat was not at its broadcasted location, but Mr. Clark saw someone waving a towel from a boat in the distance. Thinking they too were broken down, Mr. Clark turned the boat in that direction.

       But on the way, Ron and crew discovered two people in the water and headed for them. Mr., Clark gently guided the boat while Mrs. Clark extended a boat pole to the woman in the water, who grabbed onto it and was assisted into the boat.

       She hugged Mrs. Clark repeating, "You saved my life. You saved my life."

       "It was a great experience to be of service like that," said Mr. Eldridge.

       And speaking to the massive response from the Coast Guard and others, Mr. Eldridge said, "It is good to know there are that many people out there to help."

       The Captain of the distressed vessel was rescued by another boat. HopNews file photos

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Fire Department Open House

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Noon-4 pm

• Meet Fire Dept. Personnel

• Learn about smoke detectors


• Technical Advancements

• Understand basic bread and butter fire operations


 The event is designed to meet the needs of kids of all age groups including adults.

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HOPKINTON, MA (September 28, 2010) – Creatures of all species – including four-legged friends or feathered fowl -- are invited to receive a special blessing at St. Paul’s 19th Annual Blessing of the Animals on October 3.


All dogs, cats, and others of God’s creatures – and their human friends – are invited to a special ceremony being held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 61 Wood Street (Rte 135) in Hopkinton. This year the Blessing of the Animals is being done in a joint service with Grace United Methodist Church at 10:15 a.m. (also located at 61 Wood Street), followed by a “Pet Friendly” service of the Holy Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

Donate your used Bicycles - Needed in Developing Countries

Bike Collection

John’s, 20 Church St., Hopkinton. Sunday, Oct. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 


 St. John the Evangelist in Hopkinton is collecting bicycles in conjunction with the Bikes-Not-Bombs (BNB) program in Jamaica Plain.  Bikes donated to BNB directly benefit communities in the developing world as well as teens in Boston through their Earn-A-Bike and Girls in Action programs. 


BNB has sent over 40,000 bikes to Central America, the Caribbean and Africa (and New Orleans ) in the last 25 years.  People use bikes in developing countries in the same way we use cars, trucks and buses--they improve access to everything--water, food, employment opportunities, schools and health care.  Also bikes create income opportunities as bike parts are used to build pedal-powered machines and bike repair shops create jobs.  BNB also sends technicians and tools for start-up projects in developing countries.  One of their most recent projects was to help set up Ability Bikes which is the first cooperative bike shop in Ghana owned and operated  by people with physical disabilities.  The shop provides full-time jobs and skills development to people with physical disabilities, and challenges social structures oppressive to people with disabilities. Several of the owners/workers have polio and walk with crutches.  In support of their partners at Ability, BNB has now put on their wish list crutches and wheelchairs which they can send along with their shipments of bikes to Ghana.


BNB receives approximately 6,000 used bicycles and tons of used parts each year.  They ship about 4,800 of these bikes to economic development projects (micro-enterprise bike businesses, sustainable technology projects, and youth training programs) in Ghana, Guatemala, South Africa, Tanzania and Nevis Island.   BNB uses the remainder of the collected bikes at their Jamaica Plain Center; some are used in their co-ed youth Earn-a-Bike programs and others are repaired by teenage mechanics as part of their Vocational Training programs and are for sale in their bike shop.


Please check your basements and garages for any bikes you no longer use, and please consider bringing them to St. John’s, 20 Church St., Hopkinton.  The bike collection will be Sunday, Oct. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  However, bikes may also be dropped off at St. John’s Monday, Sept. 27 thru Oct. 1.  Bikes should be left in the very back parking lot, completely around behind the Parish Center (look for the sign).   BNB requests a donation of $10 per bike, to help defray the costs of refurbishing and international shipping, and supports their local programs.  BNB will of course accept bikes without this donation.   For more information about the bike collection, call St. John’s parish office at 508-435-3313 or check out BNB's website at

     Golden Pond Expansion Hearing Closed

Brass ring within reach - board split on sidewalk requirements


September 27, 2010 — It’s been a marathon — not a sprint — for the Golden Pond expansion project in its Site Plan Review with the Planning Board; fortunately the end seems to be in sight. The Planning Board voted tonight to close the Public Hearing, and they will discuss the decision with specific conditions at their next regular meeting October 4th.

     At previous meetings the Planning Board has come to agreeable terms with the developer on the lighting plan and sewer connection leaving the most contentious issues for further discussion tonight and next week. Emphasizing the Board’s commitment to approving a plan that accounts for the safety of the public, Planning Board Chairman Joe Markey opened the discussion on the dedicated left turn lane for traffic travelling east past the facility. Golden Pond co-owner Kerry Kunst has been steadfastly resistant to the idea that Golden Pond should be responsible for building a dedicated turning lane in front of the facility.

     Experts from the Town’s engineering consulting firm FST reiterated tonight that their position is that the traffic volume east and westbound especially at peak travel times as well as the number of expected left-hand turns into the facility satisfy the criteria to require a left turn lane. Alan Cloutier, Senior Engineer for FST asserted “the design doesn’t have to go overboard”; a 200 foot taper and 50 foot storage ability –enough for 2 vehicles – at a width of 10 feet will accommodate the speed and traffic needs in front of the expanded facility.

     The Planning Board discussion favored requiring the applicant to design and build a dedicated turning lane. When asked, the applicant had no questions or comments on the discussion for either the consultants or the Planning Board.

     Markey summed up for the Board, “in order to approve this plan we believe a turning lane is required to insure public safety and that the applicant is responsible for the cost.” Additionally, the Board agreed to provide support to the applicant for this requirement in the permitting process before other boards.

     The discussion on the sidewalks took a new turn tonight after FST stated that they had reservations about conditioning sidewalks along the frontage of properties not currently under site plan review. FST did however agree that the sidewalks should be along the entire front edge of the property in the Town’s right of way. For their part the DPW still maintains that requiring connecting off-site sidewalks from the developer is desirable.

     Claire Wright spoke to the impact of the project and reminded Board members that the same residents that supported the zoning change that Golden Pond desired at last Town Meeting also have repeatedly asked for sidewalks. “An applicant can’t come in and make a major impact on a neighborhood and not expect to address the issues.”

Board member John Coolidge agreed, neighbors “have told us they can’t walk out their front doors; they need a sidewalk.”

     John Coutinho and Deb Thomas disagreed saying that it would be unreasonable to expect Golden Pond to put in a sidewalk to the west of their property to connect to existing sidewalks near Lumber Street Extension. Coutinho stated that “it’s an undue burden to have to put in 200 feet of sidewalk on land they don’t own.”

     For his part, Ken Weismantel reversed his previously long-held position that sidewalks off site were a reasonable condition for a project of this size and impact. The extra feet of sidewalk “could cost us an appeal: I’m not sure this is necessary.”

      Suggesting a possible compromise, Carol DeVeuve asked if others thought it would be reasonable to ask for a design from the developer to enable the Town to apply for State funds and only require them [Golden Pond] to build the portion along the front of their property.

      Making his position clear, Abate stated that his position was firm, that sidewalks are necessary. “I don’t know why we are backing off mitigation; we have done it before. Just because they are saying ‘no’, we don’t have to do all the compromising. Why are we not sticking to our guns? I am not going to back down on this.”

      Again when asked for comment, the applicant had nothing to add or ask.

     The Planning Board decision is scheduled to be discussed and possibly finalized at their next meeting October 4th.

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Police News UP-TO-DATE

September 27, 2010

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5:00 pm A 911 caller from Ash Street reported that her husband was extremely intoxicated and had grabbed her...


11:59 am A 911 caller from the state park called to complain about an ice cream truck disrupting their gathering, and stated that they wanted the truck to leave...


1:18 pm Officer John Moran spoke with a man who exposed himself at the Fruit Street athletic fields...


9:39 pm A Lorigan Road resident called to report an unwanted party – her roommate was intoxicated and had assaulted her son...

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Compiled  for by Robert Falcione © 2010 All Rights Reserved

New Transactions from September 20, 2010 - September 27, 2010



Price Date Seller
201 Hayden Rowe Street William Perkins $169,000 Sept 27, 2010 Linda Thacker
15 Sanctuary Lane # 15 Jonathan I Stone, Beverly A Stone $409,300 Sept 24, 2010 Weston Development Group
32 Trevor Lane #18 Joyce M Fitzgerald $455,000 Sept 21, 2010 Maillet & Son LLC
22 South Mill Street Paul Hoagland, Bonnie Hoagland 889,700.00 Sept 20, 2010

Summit Realty Trust, Brian K Gassett

 Trust, Brian W Cheever Trust

34 Trevor Lane #19 Bldg 4 John J Sullivan, Helen M Sullivan 475,000.00 Sept 20, 2010 Maillet & Son LLC
36 Trevor Lane #20 Bldg 4 Pamela Campagna $471,-000 Sept 20, 2010 Maillet & Son LLC
Last Week        
29 Connolly Hill Road Augustine Amgadzia, Adrianna C Amegadzia $1,200,000 Sept 17, 2010 Connelly LLC
7 Wedgewood Drive Xie Huijun, Wei Xiaoyan $790,000 Sept 17, 2010 John T Anderson, Laura P Anderson
16 Tammer Lane Anthony M Sci, Sarah R Sci $680,000 Sept 16, 2010 John R Letcher, Michele T Letcher
203 West Main Street Andrew R Davis 255,000 Sept 16, 2010  Maxine E Adams, Gladys S Wright Est.
Previous Week        
12 Nazneen Circle Ansari, Akbar Ali, Ameernaz, Syeda $545,000 Sept 10, 2010

Ahmd Mirajuddin TR,

Peppercorn Village Realty TR

23 Valleywood Road Mark Pantazes $600,000 Sept 10, 2010 Richard J Edry
37 Trevor Lane Unit 23 Algius L Paliulis $475,000 Sept 10, 2010 Maillet & Son LLC
91 Saddle Hill Road Robert Dynan, Stacey Courtney Dynan $530,000 Sept 10, 2010 Prudential Relocation Inc
91 Saddle Hill Road Prudential Relocation Inc $530,000 Sept 10, 2010 Thomas Herring, Teresa Herring
7 Hilltop Road Michael J Spavento, Christine S Spavento $255,000 Sept 8, 2010 Leopold T Dirlinger, Michael D Dirlinger


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Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission Investigator Indicted On Attempted Extortion And Bribery Charges



            MALDEN- An inspector for the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) has been indicted on charges alleging that he used his position of authority to extort money from a business under his jurisdiction, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone informed the public today.

             Arthur Hitchman, 39, of Melrose, was indicted by a Middlesex Grand Jury on charges of Attempted Extortion, Soliciting and Accepting a Corrupt Gift to Influence an Official Act, Solicitation to Commit the Receiving of Stolen Property, and Improper Storage of a Firearm (two counts)

             He will be arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn on October 8 at 9 am in courtroom 440.

             According to authorities, the defendant contacted an individual who wanted to open a restaurant in Everett.  The defendant, who had knowledge of the individual’s prior criminal conviction, indicated that because of that history the man might not be approved to receive a pouring license, but that because the defendant was an ABCC investigator, he could make it happen if the man paid him $3000 in cash.

             On May 18, 2010, an undercover State Trooper, posing as a family member of the restaurant owner, met the defendant, confirmed the terms of his demand, and paid him $3,000 in cash.  The defendant accepted the money and told the trooper he would help secure approval of the license.

             The investigation by Massachusetts State Police Special Service Section, Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, as well as attorneys from the Middlesex District Attorney’s PACT Unit, has uncovered numerous conversations between the undercover State Trooper and the defendant. In these conversations, the defendant admitted that he had made changes to the affidavit filed by the restaurant owner in order to ensure the license would be approved by the ABCC. 

             Additionally, in the course of these conversations, the defendant, unprompted, offered to sell the undercover State Trooper illegal video poker machines worth more than one thousand dollars each, and suggested that the undercover State Trooper could use them to generate illegal revenues at the restaurant.

            On July 13, a search warrant was executed at the defendant’s residence in Melrose and, during the search, State Troopers recovered two 9mm semi-automatic pistols, one of which was loaded.  Neither pistol was secured in a locked container or had a safety device of any kind.  

             Hitchman was arrested and arraigned that afternoon in Malden District Court where he was held on $3000 cash bail with the conditions that he is to have no firearms and must stay away from the victim.

             The ABCC has cooperated fully with the investigation

             These charges are allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

             The prosecutor assigned to this case is Assistant District Attorney David Solet, a prosecutor with the office’s PACT unit.

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 2nd Annual Pet Halloween Party/Open House



Healthy Paws Veterinary Center


6 Old Flanders Rd. Westborough, MA


Saturday, October 30th  12:00 - 1:30pm



• Fun activities and treats for pets and their people.


• Pet parade and costume contest starts @ 1:00 • Raffle at 1:15 • Hospital Tours

Ashland Celebrates

Click on the thumbnail in the left corner to see that photo larger. Above is a compilation of two photos and a thumbnail by John Daley. Below, he has son, John, paint with light while keeps the shutter open for 20 seconds on a tripod. These and other fireworks photos were taken during Ashland's Ashland Day celebration.

Sharing the Love

Zach Levy, 8, unsolicited, wanted to donate all the proceeds from his toy sales to the Respite center. He raised $35.00 and  we'll be calling them Monday to see when we can drop off the money.  Hopefully, this will raise awareness of the importance of charity in other children in Hopkinton. ~ His Mom

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On Monday, October 4, from 9 am – 1 pm, at the CAA, Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, the Marathon Quilt Guild will be hosting a Confetti Celebration workshop run by local quilt artist, Linda Ramrath. Linda lives in Holliston. In addition to teaching at the Holliston Senior Center, Linda is the producer, editor, and talent of ‘A Quilter’s Touch’ on the Holliston Cable Access Television Show. Linda has been designing beautiful quilts for more than ten years. For more information about Linda, or to view her work, please visit her website.


The workshop is open to the public, and the cost is $25 for Marathon Quilters members, and $30 for non-members. It is appropriate for beginning quilters, as well as experienced quilters. To register for the workshop, or for more information, please call Kelsey Ullman at 508.497.9233, or Karen Sweich at 508.881.2970. In addition to the workshop fee, kits are available for $18.


This workshop is funded in part by a grant from the Hopkinton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


Fireworks at Hopkinton State Park

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September 25, 2010 — These were taken from the shoreline located near the boat launching ramps. 


Was a great night.  Near full moon.  $5/per car.  What a deal! And since we have little kids seeing the fireworks display at 8pm instead of 9:30 or 10PM on the Fourth of July really made our night.  Also, couldn’t beat the weather.  Was still warm enough stay in shorts and t-shirts. ~ Craig Capello

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Spaghetti and Marshmallow Tower Building

September 25, 2010 — Hopkinton Cub Scout Pack 26 held its first pack meeting of the year Friday evening at Elmwood School. Hopkinton boys in grades 1-5 worked together on teamwork skills and sportsmanship during the Spaghetti and Marshmallow Tower Building event. This is an ideal time to join Cub Scouts for the 2010- 2011 calendar year. Pack 26 has limited openings for boys in grades 1-4. Visit for upcoming dates and more information about Pack 26. Hopkinton also has two other Cub Scout Packs in town, which may also have openings: and

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Thou Art...


September 25, 2010 — Ciao Time principal Andre Griben helps Geri Holland hang art in the restaurant at 28 Main Street this morning. Mr. Griben and his wife, owner Denise Griben, have taken over many of the cooking duties they had delegated to others for years. On Sundays, Mr. Griben is offering a breakfast buffet starting at $6.99.

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Medfield 13, Hopkinton 7

September 24, 2010 — Above, Ryan Bohlin keeps this one for himself and gets some assistance with an outstanding block from Jake Lehman at home Friday evening.

      Below, the Hiller team removes their helmets and turn toward the flag of the United States as the band plays the national anthem.

Coin Toss -Where is the coin?

The coin toss is set against a background of a colorful western sky. If the referee's eyes can't lead you to the coin in the air, mouse over the image and some arrows will point to it. Taken at Friday's game against Medfield.




Please be advised that Town of Hopkinton Recycling Center located on Route 135 at Hopkinton/Westborough Town Line will be open on Sundays this Fall beginning October 17, 2010 for six (6) consecutive weeks for Leaf and Brush Disposal and Fall Cleanup.

Additional dates and times are as follows:

Sunday October 17, 2010; 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Sunday October 24, 2010; 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Sunday October 31, 2010; 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Sunday November 7, 2010; 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Sunday November 14, 2010; 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Sunday November 21, 2010; 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM


These Sunday hours are in addition to the regular Recycling Center hours of 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturdays. Please note that the Town’s Green Recycling Bins ($7.00 each) and Compost Bins ($30.00 each) will be available for purchase on these dates as well as every Saturday.


Brendan O’Regan, Director

Hopkinton Department of Public Works

Telephone (508) 497-9740

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28 Cars Pass Person in Crosswalk

Dear Editor,


Would you kindly remind our residents that there Laws and fines for not stopping for Pedestrians in Cross walks?  I stood on Main Street last Saturday morning and watched 28 cars pass me when I was trying to cross at a pedestrian cross walk.   Below is the Law an link to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts General Laws.





  • Section 11 Marked crosswalks; yielding right of way to pedestrians; penalty

    Section 11. When traffic control signals are not in place or not in operation the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right of way, slowing down or stopping if need be so to yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk marked in accordance with standards established by the department of highways if the pedestrian is on that half of the traveled part of the way on which the vehicle is traveling or if the pedestrian approaches from the opposite half of the traveled part of the way to within 10 feet of that half of the traveled part of the way on which said vehicle is traveling.


    No driver of a vehicle shall pass any other vehicle which has stopped at a marked crosswalk to permit a pedestrian to cross, nor shall any such operator enter a marked crosswalk while a pedestrian is crossing or until there is a sufficient space beyond the crosswalk to accommodate the vehicle he is operating, notwithstanding that a traffic control signal may indicate that vehicles may proceed.


    Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than $200.

    Whenever a pedestrian is injured by a motor vehicle in a marked crosswalk, the department of state police or the municipal police department with jurisdiction of the street, in consultation with department of state police if deemed appropriate, shall conduct an investigation into the cause of the injury and any violation of this section or other law or ordinance and shall issue the appropriate civil or criminal citation or file an application for the appropriate criminal complaint, if any. This section shall not limit the ability of a district attorney or the attorney general to seek an indictment in connection with the operation of a motor vehicle which causes injury or death and which violates this section. Photo for demonstration purposes only.

  • Best Regards,


    Michelle Webb

    222 Hayden Rowe St

    Hopkinton, MA  01748

    September 24, 2010

    Editor's note: It is unknown if the crosswalk referenced is in compliance. Photo shown is only for demonstration.

    Football Fever -- Get Your Hiller Gear Today


    Come to the Hopkinton High School Booster store this weekend for all your Hiller athletic gear!  Regular store hours are: weekdays, 10:45 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., and most Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.  This Saturday only -- Sept. 25 -- the store will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for your shopping convenience.  And don't forget to come out tonight and cheer on the varsity football team in its home opener against Medfield starting at 7 p.m.  The doghouse is stocked and ready with plenty of treats for the family.  All proceeds benefit Hopkinton athletics.


    Stabbing Investigation Underway At Regis College Police


    WESTON A death investigation is ongoing at Regis College in Weston where two victims appeared to have been stabbed, one fatally, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone, Weston Police Chief Steven Shaw, and Regis College Police Chief Sean Maher informed the public today.


    The circumstances of the double-stabbing, which occurred at approximately 4:30 am this morning in a parking lot area of the Regis college campus, are pending an active and ongoing investigation by the Massachusetts State Police assigned to Middlesex District Attorney's Office with the Weston Police Department in coordination with the Regis College Campus Police.  The incident does not appear to have been random, and the victims of the stabbings were not Regis College students.  The deceased victim has been identified as Elhaji Malick Ndiaye, 18, of Waltham


                Classes on the campus are cancelled today, and Regis College officials have engaged trauma counselors for students. 


    An autopsy will be conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (ME).


    Members of the public with information that they believe may be helpful to the investigation can contact Massachusetts State Police at 781-897-6600 or Weston Police at 781-893-4803

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    Balancing Act

    September 23, 2010 — Above are three stones — the large one on the bottom is also balancing on another stone — that someone cleverly balanced upon one another, forming a cairn of sorts. Given that there was a circle made of stones nearby, both structures could be seen as part of Pagan or Wiccan beliefs. Photographed today near the Hopkinton Reservoir Dam..

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