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State Police Arrest Violent Fugitive in Ashland

 

January 12, 2011 — Last night at 8:45 p.m., Massachusetts State Police arrested a fugitive who had held a gun to his girlfriend's head and threatened her life in front of their young daughter.

 

Members of the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section located and apprehended DANIEL DUBIE, 28, of Framingham after stopping his car in Ashland.

 

On January 4, DUBIE retrieved a handgun and proceeded to load it in front of his girlfriend and three-year-old daughter. He then placed the loaded weapon to his girlfriend’s head and threatened to kill her. With his daughter pleading with him not to hurt her mother, DUBIE fled the area.

 

With information provided by the  Framingham Police Department and its own intelligence, the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section set up surveillance on a house on Raymond Marchetti Way in Ashland.

 

At approximately 8:40 p.m. troopers observed DUBIE enter a motor vehicle and leave the area. Troopers followed him for a short distance, then executed a plan to box in the car without putting the public at risk. They then apprehended DUBIE without incident.

 

DUBIE is charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, witness intimidation, and threats to commit a crime. He has been turned over to the custody of the Framingham Police Department. Troopers at the scene were assisted by the Ashland Police Department.

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New School, New Library, New Business Are Topics

 

by Muriel Kramer

January 12, 2011 — Last night Eagle Scout James Regan was honored by the Board of Selectmen for his achievements; his Eagle Award project included over 400 hours of work researching Hopkinton Springs Hotel--the first luxury hotel in New England located off what is now Spring Street. That history is now recorded for all to appreciate on three placards located at the site; James funded the placards by holding a rummage sale as part of the project. Acknowledging James’ efforts and evident leadership skills, Selectman John Mosher commented, “We wish you well on the application of all your skills in the future.”

 

Chamber of Commerce Bids to Lead Economic Development Effort

The President of Hopkinton’s Chamber of Commerce, Bob McGuire, and the Chamber Director Tim Kilduff, pitched the idea that the Chamber of Commerce could effectively lead the effort to champion Economic Development for Hopkinton.


McGuire and Kilduff gave an overview of the Chamber’s mission. The Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to helping all businesses succeed. Emphasizing the Chamber’s networking abilities, dedication to helping businesses succeed and their marketing resources, they asserted that the Chamber was a natural choice to help the Selectmen achieve their goal to better market Hopkinton and build the commercial tax base. “Honestly, we are looking to help in any way we can to support the Board and the Town,” according to McGuire.


Elementary School Building Project Update

Voters will be asked in March to support funding for a new elementary school on Fruit Street; that cost is estimated at approximately $38 million for a 90,000 square foot facility that will include an early childhood learning center. According to Town Manager Norman Khumalo, the town is anticipating approximately a 43% reimbursement from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA).


The schematic design was submitted to the MSBA on December 29th; their final decision project going forward is expected February 9th.


To support the project, the School Committee and School Department has initiated an information campaign; the first forum is scheduled for 7PM Wednesday night January 12th (snow date January 18th) at Center School. Additionally there are over 40 neighborhood coffees scheduled to afford residents an opportunity to get more information between now and Special Town Meeting. For more information on the school project, districting or the information sessions, log onto https://sites.google.com/a/hopkinton.k12.ma.us/hesbc; the web page is being regularly updated as information becomes available.

 

Addressing the attendant hot topic of districting the elementary schools, Dr. Phelan recapped that the initial decision was made in 2002 and that districting has remained a goal of the department since. The web page and information sessions are intended to address questions and comments about districting as well as the building project.


Addressing the cost, Selectman Ben Palleiko, asked for more information and detail to support the costs. “I actually looked into this myself today.” The High School built 10 years ago for $34 million with a better than 60% reimbursement is a 200,000 square foot facility. The proposed new school is less than half the size and projected to cost more. “Why have costs risen so dramatically? Inflation alone doesn’t account for that.”

 

Hopkinton Public Library Grant Application

The library expansion project is also moving forward on schedule receiving a unanimous vote of support from the Board of Selectmen to submit the grant application as presented by the Permanent Building Committee. The project is estimated to cost $10.3 million; the plan is that $4.6 million will come from the grant, and $5.7 million will be shared by the town and private donations. Speaking for the trustees and library supporters, Laura Barry confirmed that they are proposing $2 million in private fundraising. “Given this building at that location; I think it is an achievable goal.” The town will then be asked to raise and appropriate $3.7 million for the project.

 

The expansion project will preserve the existing library and add a two story addition encompassing the property now owned by the library trustees at 9 Church Street. The finished building will have 22,000 square feet with parking in the back on Church Street. To accommodate accessibility requirements, the main entrance will be on Church Street, but the original entrance facing Main Street will be maintained for both aesthetics and occasional use as necessary or desired.

 

The grant application must be submitted by January 27th and a decision is expected in July. If the grant is received, the Town will have 6 months to raise and appropriate the necessary additional funding.


The Selectmen all applauded the efforts of the committee and the Library Trustees in particular for both moving the project forward and maintaining the current location. Calling the current library building “a cornerstone of downtown”, Chairman RJ Dourney, emphasized, “We really applaud what you did.”

 

The Selectmen voted to open the warrant for annual Town Meeting, May 2, 20111; The warrant will close Thursday March3rd at 4:30 PM.

            MASSACHUSETTS STATE POLICE STORM PREPARATIONS      

 

In anticipation of tomorrow’s snowstorm, the Massachusetts State Police are prepared to hold over troopers from the midnight shift (which runs from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.) and the day shift (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.), depending on weather and road conditions, traffic volume and any other circumstances affecting public safety. The decision whether to hold over personnel at the end of their shifts will be made by individual Troop commanders based on conditions and circumstances in each of the five geographic Troops, as well as at the Turnpike and Airport Troops.

 

Additionally, we will assign troopers from specialty units such as the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section, and other units to supplement road patrols out of the barracks.

 

State Police are also pre-positioning tracked support vehicles – which are capable of traversing deep snow and icy terrains, as well as flooded areas -- around the state to be deployed as needed. The tracked vehicles, known as SUS-Vs, can be used to reach and transport stranded people or transport supplies or emergency personnel.

 

State Police urge Massachusetts residents to refrain from driving tomorrow if at all possible. If people do have to drive, we urge them to go slowly and to leave adequate space – at least three vehicle lengths – between their vehicle and the vehicle in front of them. Motorists should also be prepared by having a cellular phone, a blanket and a flashlight with them should they become stranded. Anyone in distress should call 911 on a cell phone to be connected with a State Police Communications Center. We also remind citizens to check on elderly neighbors or others who may need help, especially in cases of power outages.

Marine Corps Painting Available for Public Viewing

Phipps Insurance Agency

80 Main Street

Hopkinton

From  January 10, 2011 - January 20, 2011

Monday -Friday 9 am - Noon and 5:00 pm -7:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am - Noon

January 10, 2011 — Hopkinton artist Dustin Neece, creator of what he calls the Marine Corps Painting that was unveiled October 20, 2010 at an invitation only event at the First Congregation Church, has loaned his masterpiece to Rob Phipps of the namesake insurance agency at 80 Main Street. Mr. Phipps agreed with Mr. Neece to the showing so that the general public has a chance to see it before it leaves town, perhaps forever, Mr. Phipps says.

       Mr. Phipps' heart is woven throughout the painting of a lone soldier at Iwo Jima, the bloodiest battle the Marine Corps has fought. His father, Paul, fought there and survived, as did every Hopkinton veteran who went there. In addition, his son Michael was one of the models for the painting. And as if those connections weren't enough, Rob Phipps' father and mother, Paul and Ruth Phipps, were married at Quantico before he left for war.

        In the photo on the right, Mt. Suribachi in the background and a fiddler entertaining the officers, Mr. Paul Phipps sits on the beach at Iwo Jima (Arrow). Suribachi is the location of the famous flag raising on its peak, three Marines pushing and one reaching to push.

        Mr. Neece's painting of the lone Marine is expected to visit the Marine Corps Museum at Quantico, Virginia at the beginning of February, Mr. Phipps said today. Mr. Phipps said that everyone is welcome to visit the painting.

         "We're not doing this to sell insurance," he said.

Police News UP-TO-DATE

January 10, 2011

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7:01 am A caller reported a school bus speeding...

 

8:33 pm An employee working on South Street noticed a male walking around...

 

8:45 pm A caller reported a customer harassing workers at a Main Street location...

 

7:36 pm A Lowell Drive homeowner gave comfort and warm shelter to a loose dog...

 

GOLDEN SPOON PROPERTY SOLD TO CURRENT BUSINESS OWNERS - SEE BELOW

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Compiled  for HopNews.com by Robert Falcione © 2011 All Rights Reserved

New Transactions from January 3, 2011 to January 10, 2011

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Buyer

Price Date Seller
85 West Main Street Monica Morgan, William Morgan 775,000.00 January 10, 2011  Michelle Fillingim, Thomas Fillingim

 

Eye on the Prize

January 11, 2011 — This seagull gets ready to swoop down on a morsel on top of the ice at Hopkinton Reservoir on Monday afternoon.

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School District Launches Two New Websites to Communicate Plans

 

January 10, 2011 — As part of the School District Strategic Plan, the School Committee, administration, and staff continue to work toward effectively communicating their plans, priorities, and progress to students, staff, families, and the community. On January 6, the Hopkinton Public School District posted two new informational pages. The new pages are designed to provide information to the public regarding two current initiatives: the Elementary School Building Project, and the search for a new Superintendent of Schools.

 

The Elementary School Building Project page contains information regarding the history of and projections for the proposed new elementary school on the Fruit Street site; Frequently Asked Questions and Fact Sheets; key documents such as the Feasibility Study and interior and exterior building renderings; information regarding rationale for moving to a neighborhood school configuration, including information regarding the public planning process for that project; all information regarding the Hopkinton Elementary School Building Committee (HESBC); cost estimates; and other useful educational links.

 

The Superintendent Search page contains information regarding the search process; the brochure advertising the position; an online application; important links and information regarding the School district and town of Hopkinton; and information regarding the Screening Committee.

 

Both pages can be accessed directly from the district website: www.hopkinton.k12.ma.us and will be updated on a regular basis.

The Price Is Right

January 9. 2011 — These young men might have preferred some smoother ice and an occasional Zamboni run, but a few minutes of shoveling by everyone involved worked out to some really cheap ice time at Ice House Pond on Saturday.

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Joseph A. Niedzialkoski, 86

Joseph A. Niedzialkoski, 86, of Hopkinton, passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at Milford Regional Medical Center. Born in Sterling, MA., he was the son of the late Frank and Czeslawa (Bronislawski) Niedzialkoski. Joseph was the last survivor of his 7 siblings. He was the husband of the
late Mary Niedzialkoski who passed in 2002.

He is survived by his sons; Steven and his wife Karen of Mendon, Paul of Marlborough, Richard of Hopkinton, James of Bellingham and his daughter,
Ann Kohring and her husband Douglas of Chelmsford. He also leaves behind 3 grandchildren; Shaun, Timothy and Mark.

Joseph enjoyed hunting, fishing and sports as well as spending time with his family. He had attended Worcester Trade School and ran the Sky Farm
Dairy in Sterling.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 10, 2011 from 4-7 p.m. at the
Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe Street.
 

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10a.m. on Tuesday, January 11th at St. John the Evangelist Church of Hopkinton. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catholic Charitable Bureau, 51 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02210

 

Tragedy in Tucson

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The Feast

January 9, 2011 — George Dias, left and Mark Declaire display, at the request of the photographer, two of the three salmon they caught at Hopkinton Reservoir Saturday afternoon. The state stocks the reservoir and other bodies of water with fish that can survive in their respective new homes. The money collected from fishing licenses goes toward paying for that service.

Get Ready

January 9, 2011 — Squirrels were putting on the feedbag everywhere on Friday before the snow.

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Where's the Hotdog?

January 9, 2011 — In a vignette of tree branches shot through an opening in a 100' deep grove of trees on Route 85, yet another group of ice fishermen in the middle of Hopkinton Reservoir watch over a fire. Open fires are not allowed for warmth on the ice, only for cooking. Most ice-fishermen bring along a hotdog to throw on the grill to be in compliance. This image is grainy due to the original distance of the shot and the zooming and enhancements done after the image capture. To see the original image, mouse-over the photo.

Hopkinton 30, Marlborough 45

January 9, 2011 — Although it appears this Hopkinton wrestler is getting ready for the pin Saturday morning, Marlborough won the match nonetheless.

 

January 9, 2011 — Tim Bolick breaks from the pack as he heads towards a win in the one mile race in yesterday's Freshman-Sophomore track meet at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. (© 2011)

January 9, 2011 — Melissa Lodge paces her way to a second place finish in mile, also at the Freshman-Sophomore meet.  More than a dozen Hopkinton High School freshmen and sophomores competed in the track meet along with other athletes from across Massachusetts. Photo by Linda Ronan.

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Michael G. Urban, age 57

 

HOLLISTON- Michael G. Urban, age 57, a Framingham Firefighter, died peacefully, Friday, January 7, 2011, at his home, surrounded by his loving family, after a six-month battle with Mesothelioma.

 

He was the devoted husband of 30 years to Maureen (Delaney) Urban of Holliston.

 

Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Helen Urban and was the nephew of the late Joseph Urban.

 

His dedicated public service spanned 24 years as a member of the Framingham Firefighters Local 1652. He was also a carpenter and cabinet maker by trade. Mike was a true outdoorsman who respected nature. He especially enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a member of many sportsman associations.

 

In addition to his wife, Maureen, he is survived by his daughters, Jessica Urban of Philadelphia, PA, and Kelly Urban of Santa Barbara, CA.

 

He is also survived by in-laws whom Mike considered true siblings: Paul and his wife Alicia Delaney of Granada Hills, CA, Bob Delaney of Norfolk, Chuck Delaney of Oakham, Jan Delaney and her husband Tom Nee of Bourne, Jeanne and her husband Eric Clapper of Holliston; his aunt, Carol Kenney of NH, and cousins, Chris Bean, Beth Comeau, Joey Kenney and Peter Kenney; and many loved nieces and nephews.

 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral with full fire department honors on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at 10 AM from the Norton Funeral Home, www.nortonfuneralhome.com, 53 Beech St. (Corner of Union Ave.), Framingham, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 AM in St. Stephen's Church, 251 Concord St. (Rt. 126), Framingham. Burial will follow in the family lot at St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Framingham.

 

Visiting hours at the funeral home will be Monday from 4 – 8 PM.

 

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the International Mesothelioma Program, c/o David Sugarbaker, MD, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115.

Medway 72, Hopkinton 53

January 8, 2011 — Tommy Hennigan makes a move on this Medway defender last night at home.

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Medway 45, Hopkinton 40

January 8, 2011 —Natalie Mazur goes up for two last night against Medway at home.

State Police Locate Missing Attleboro Boy

 

 

January 7, 2011 - Tonight at 5:40 p.m., the Massachusetts State Police received a request for assistance from the North Attleboro Police Department in locating a 15-year-old boy who had gone missing from his home. Adding to the rescuers' concern was that the boy was not dressed adequately for winter weather.

 

The State Police responded with Trooper Joe King from the K-9 Section and his partner Kallie, troopers from the Foxboro Barracks, and a State Police helicopter based in Plymouth. Trooper King and Kallie were starting an active track when the Air Wing arrived on scene. Using the helicopter's FLIR (Forward Looking Infrared Radar) camera, Air Wing troopers located the missing boy in the woods in North Attleboro and were able to direct ground personnel to his location.

HopNews file photo.

 

 

Men Charged In Connection With Yesterday’s Bank Robbery In Everett

 

EVERETT- Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with yesterday’s attempted robbery of the Century Bank in Everett and subsequent police-involved shooting, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone and Everett Police Chief Steven Mazzie informed the public today.

Robert Giannino, 34, of Medford, was arrested by Boston Police Department this afternoon and was transported to Everett Police Department, where he was charged with unarmed robbery.  James Gordon Chase, 48, of Lynn, was arrested this afternoon by Everett Police Department and charged with unarmed robbery.

Both will be arraigned Monday morning in Malden District Court.

            According to authorities, at approximately 2:16 pm yesterday, Everett Police responded to a reported bank robbery in progress at the Century Bank on Route 16 in Everett.  When an officer arrived, it is alleged that Giannino fled on foot and a pursuit ensued. 

When the officer encountered Giannino after the pursuit, it is alleged that Giannino got into a waiting vehicle, driven by Chase.  It is alleged that Chase then accelerated towards the officer, who was ordering him to stop.  It is alleged that the officer then discharged his department issued service firearm, striking Chase.  The vehicle then left the area and was tracked to an apartment building located at 319 Central Street in Saugus, where authorities were able to locate Chase.  It is alleged Giannino exited the vehicle prior to it arriving in Saugus.

The injured driver, Chase, was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was hospitalized until this afternoon.

The investigation into the bank robbery was conducted by Everett Police, State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney's Office and the FBI Bank Robbery Task Force.  The justifiability of the police involved shooting will be investigated by the District Attorney’s Office, per protocol.

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

            The Assistant District Attorney assigned to the case is David Rubin.

 

Evan Girardi Memorial Scholarship Announced


Generous contributions from friends, family and the community have made it possible to establish a scholarship to honor the memory of Evan Girardi, Hopkinton High School graduate, Class of 2007 and a member of the senior class at Loyola University in Maryland. Through the scholarship, Evan’s family and friends hope that his spirit will endure and continue to enrich the lives of others.

 

This annual scholarship will be awarded to one Hopkinton High School graduate who is a resident of Hopkinton with plans to attend an accredited Catholic institution of higher education. Applications may be obtained from the HHS Counseling Office. The deadline to submit applications is April 7, 2011.

 

Anyone interested in contributing to the scholarship fund may do so by making a check out to: "Evan Girardi Memorial Scholarship" and sent to Evan Girardi Memorial Scholarship, 92 Spring Street, Hopkinton, MA. 01748.

Thank You for Tremendous Toys for Tots Outpouring

 

January 7, 2011 - The United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots program and the Massachusetts State Police would like to thank the citizens of Massachusetts for your generous donations to Toys for Tots. The despicable theft that occurred at the Essex and Middlesex Toys for Tots program storage container on Dec. 19 had a direct impact on the program’s toy distribution. However, thanks to the media, the volunteers and the generous contributions from the community, Toys for Tots was able to start filling orders immediately. Without the community support Toys for Tots would not have been able to supply all the needs of the children in our area this year. The overwhelming response has taken our breath away and honestly there are no words to describe how humbly grateful we are. Again, thank you for your support.

 

Thank you,

Kerra Huchowski (Noyes)

Intelligence Analyst

Commonwealth Fusion Center

Massachusetts State Police

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New School Estimated at $37.9 Million

State expected to cover about 37%

 

by Heather Kelley

January 7, 2011 — At last night’s School Committee meeting, Chair Rebecca Robak provided a brief summary of the status of the Elementary School Building Committee’s submission to the Massachusetts School Building Authority.  “We’re following the process,” said Robak.  Superintendent Jack Phelan added that the project “has gone through a very intense, critical review.”  The Committee is set with its February 9th meeting date with the MSBA, at which point Hopkinton will learn if the plan for the proposed Fruit Street school has passed muster.  If it has, the MSBA will disclose what share of the cost the state will bear, and what the town will be left to shoulder, should voters approve the measure at a March Special Town Meeting.  The total project is currently estimated to cost $37.9 million, with the MSBA expected to cover in the area of $14 million.

 

The School Committee launched a new page on their web site devoted to the new elementary school project, which can be found at https://sites.google.com/a/hopkinton.k12.ma.us/hesbc/.  While a lot of information is available, Member Jean Bertschmann cautioned that some items, such as the project photos of the exterior and interior, are still in the schematic design phase.  “These are not final,” Bertschmann said.  Also on the page is a link entitled “Informational Forums,” which lists the office hours, principal’s coffees, and community forums where members of the School Committee will be available for questions and discussion.  A community forum is scheduled for Wednesday, January 12th (snow date January 18th) at 7 pm at Center School.  A tour of the school will be offered, followed by a question and answer session.

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School Committee Pitches Fruit Street School

Will ask for funding at Special Town Meeting in March

January 6, 2011 — The School Committee sent out a press release detailing their perspective on the timeline leading up to this day, as they prepare to promote a new school on Fruit Street and ask the voters to pay for it at a Special Town Meeting in March.

 

The School Committee will be promoting the project at several events as well as an hour before each School Committee meeting in the Middle School Library.

 

They have released a document explaining the time line of events leading up to today. Please read it here.

Another Police-Involved Shooting Incident Under Investigation

 

EVERETT- January 6, 2011 — A man has been hospitalized in connection with a police-involved shooting incident that occurred this afternoon in Everett, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone and Everett Police Chief Steven Mazzie informed the public today.

The man, who authorities have not yet identified, remains hospitalized in stable condition and is being questioned in connection with today’s incident.  The police-involved shooting will be investigated by the Middlesex DA’s office, for a justifiability determination, per protocol. 

            According to authorities, at approximately 2:16 pm this afternoon, Everett Police responded to a reported bank robbery in progress at the Century Bank on Route 16 in Everett.  When an officer arrived, the suspect, a male, fled on foot and a pursuit ensued. 

When the officer encountered the suspect, it is alleged that the suspect got into a waiting vehicle as the driver then accelerated towards the officer, who was standing in front of the vehicle, ordering it to stop.  It is alleged that as the motor vehicle proceeded towards the Officer, the officer discharged his department issued service firearm, striking the driver.  The vehicle then left the area and was tracked to an apartment building located at 319 Central Street in Saugus, where authorities were able to locate the driver.

The injured driver was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital.  The suspect remains at large, and it is alleged that he exited the vehicle prior to authorities locating it in Saugus.

The investigation into the circumstances of the alleged bank robbery and the police-involved shooting is ongoing.  The investigation into the bank robbery is being conducted by Everett Police, State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney's Office and the FBI Bank Robbery Task Force.

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Former Massachusetts Governor, Ambassador to Canada Paul Cellucci Has ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease

 

 

January 6, 2011 — "My wife Jan and I confirm that I have been diagnosed with a slow case of ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease. I am under the care of a world-class physician, Dr. Robert H. Brown Jr., Chair of Neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center. I've had symptoms for four years. Despite some weaknesses, I am feeling quite well. I maintain a full and varied work schedule, love playing with my three grandchildren and attending my son-in-law's NHL games, regularly complete six miles on an exercise bike, and enjoy the movies and dining out with friends. I'm leading a normal, private life. I will always be truly grateful for the opportunity to have served 35 years in public service. But now that I am a private citizen, my health is a private matter. Other than this statement, Jan and I choose not to discuss this further and ask that our privacy be respected."

--Paul Cellucci

 

Statement of Governor Deval Patrick:

BOSTON –Thursday, January 7, 2011 – Governor Deval Patrick said in a press release for tomorrow news, “Governor Cellucci is a valued public servant and friend. We are holding him and his family close to our hearts at this difficult time.”

 Remember When?

January 6, 2011 — Time can be measured in many ways, as anyone who is waiting for the last two minutes of football time knows. It could be a half-hour, and for a non-fan, that half-hour seems even longer.

      To an eighty year-old, four years can be a drop in the bucket, but to an internet business person, it is an eon. And so it was in March of 2007 when, 3.5 years after the inception of HopNews, the site saw its millionth visit. And since then in nearly the same time span, HopNews has quadrupled that number.

       It is due to the community coming together and taking part, whether by sending tips, news, schedules, stories and photos; or through advertising. And it is also due to the world-class photography that HopNews presents to its readers, as well as Town Talk, features, reports, HD Video and a host of resources available to readers.

       Leading up to the one millionth visit, HopNews offered $500 to whomever would guess the closest to the time the counter turned. One person, high school student Greg Fraser was the closest to the correct time, March 12, 2007 at 1:24 pm. He and his mom left the studio with a check for $500. The video of the presentation of the check by video editor David Sheehan is above, formerly presented only on these pages, but now for the first time on YouTube.

       Thanks to all who believe.

 

Joseph A. Niedzialkoski, 86

Joseph A. Niedzialkoski, 86, of Hopkinton passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2011. He was the husband of the late Mary Niedzialkoski who passed away in 2002. Arrangements are incomplete and from the Chesmore Funeral Home.

Mary Johnson Clark 70

 

Mary Johnson Clark 70, a lifetime Hopkinton resident and wife of Robert G. Clark, found eternal peace while in the loving care of her husband, family, CNA, and Hospice. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Marion Johnson.

Mary's warm gentle manner was a special gift she shared with everyone. Her love for family and friends remained forever enduring. Mary's fortitude in her battle with cancer demonstrated her zest for life and an inner toughness that could only be admired. Mary believed the most precious gift in life is family. She especially enjoyed both watching and time spent with all the grandchildren growing up, and her winter home in Florida. She worked for the Hopkinton Police Department for 10 years and various administrative positions in the private sector.

She is survived by her three sons, Timothy Wright and his wife Debbie (Adams); Gregory Wright and his wife Bonnie (Robbins); Kevin Wright and his wife Maureen (Walsh); six grandchildren; sisters, Sandra Fairbanks and husband Bob, Janice Copithorne and husband Jim; and her brother Frank Johnson and his wife Margie (Langdon). Her extended family, daughters in law, Elisabeth Martin, Suzanne Lindros and husband Wayne, Pamela Dolaher and husband Frank, nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her former husband George Wright of Hopkinton.

Visitation will be held on Sunday January 9, 2010 from 4 to 7pm at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Haden Rowe St.
www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday January 10th at 10:00AM at St John�s Church in Hopkinton. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Dana Farber/Brigham and Women�s Cancer Research Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th floor Brookline, MA 02445.

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Caliper Life Sciences to Present at the 29th Annual

J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

ThumbnailHOPKINTON, Mass., January 6, 2011 -- Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CALP) today announced that Kevin Hrusovsky, Caliper’s President and CEO, will present at the 29th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on January 13, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. PST.

    A live webcast of the presentation can be accessed at http://jpmorgan.metameetings.com/webcasts/healthcare11/directlink.php?ticker=CALP  or by visiting their website at www.caliperLS.com. To access the webcast, select "Investors" and find the event under "Investor Events". An archived edition of the presentation will be available for 90 days.

 

NOTE: Above is a reprise of  an exclusive HopNews interview with Caliper CEO Kevin Hrusovsky following a conference last June at Caliper Life Sciences in Hopkinton, where enabling cures is what they do.

 Naked Vet Calendar Makes it to KFMB-TV in San Diego

Hopkinton Vet promotes Calendar and alternative veterinary medicine

   

January 6, 2011 — Veterinarian Margo Roman DMV of M.A.S.H. (Main Street Animal Services of Hopkinton) who first appeared on these pages three weeks ago to promote her naked calendar, as well as holistic veterinary medicine, has since taken her quest across the country, landing recently in San Diego.

 

"We are also taking it to the NAVC and Sundance Film Festival," said Dr. Roman in an email.

 

A reprise of the HopNews interview can be seen here (Or enlarged to full screen HD), and the KFMB interview can be seen here.

Hopkinton 62, Bellingham 24

January 6, 2011 — Josh Hacunda brings it home yesterday against Bellingham.

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Thomas L. Boudreau, 63

 

Thomas L. Boudreau, 63, of Uxbridge, MA and formerly of Franklin, MA and Medway, MA died early Saturday morning (December 18, 2010) at the Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the husband of Mary "Patty" (Kannar) Boudreau.

He was born in Natick, MA, the son of the late Leo and the late Rose (Selewich) Boudreau and had resided in Uxbridge for the past 5 years. He was pre-deceased by his paternal grandmother, Mae Boudreau Ellis, who raised him as a young boy.

Mr. Boudreau attended the Hopkinton public schools and graduated from Hopkinton High School in 1966.

He was employed as an electrical supply manager at Concord Electric Supply in Milford, MA for 6 years. He had previously been employed at Inter City Electrical Supply in Framingham, MA for 28 years.

He also served as a “call fireman” for the Town of Medway for 10 years. He was an avid sports fan and was a life-long softball player. He also enjoyed Sunday drives with his wife and travelling with his family.

Besides his wife of 42 years, he leaves 2 sons, Thomas W. Boudreau of Franklin, MA and Jeffrey E. Boudreau and his wife, Karla, of Franklin, MA; 1 daughter, Andrea M., wife of Michael Wainwright of Plainville, MA; (4) grandchildren who were the “joys of his life”, Aidan T., Tyler J., and Dustin J. Boudreau, and Troy M. Wainwright; 1 sister, Patricia A. Lozeau and her husband, Remi, of Uxbridge, MA; 3 sisters-in-law, Sandra Kannar of Milford, MA, Cathleen Kannar-Hunter of Uxbridge, MA and Carleen A. Kannar of Hopedale, MA.

His funeral was held on Wednesday morning December 22 at 9AM from the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home 44 Congress Street Milford, MA followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM in St. Mary of the Assumption Church 19 Winter Street Milford, MA. Burial followed in the parish cemetery on Cedar Street (Rte. 85.).

Memorial contributions may be made to the Milford Regional Healthcare Foundation 14 Prospect Street Milford, MA. 01757.

Both Sides Now

January 5, 2011 — The puppies, battleships, wild boars and sled in these clouds over Lake Whitehall today might have looked like other things from a different angle.

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SCHOOL COMMITTEE JANUARY OFFICE HOURS

The School Committee will begin conducting regular office hours for the purpose of meeting with community members to listen to their opinions and suggestions and to answer their questions regarding the FY12 budget, Superintendent Search process, Elementary School Building Project, or other topics of interest.

  • January   6, 2011 6:30 pm Hopkinton Middle School Library

  • January 11, 2011 9:30 am Colella's Red Barn Cafe

  • January 13, 2011 6:30 pm Hopkinton Middle School Library

  • January 20, 2011 6:30 pm Hopkinton Middle School Library

  • January 25, 2011 9:30 am Colella's Red Barn Cafe

  • January 27, 2011 6:30 pm Hopkinton Middle School Library

Hopkinton 86, Millis 59

January 5, 2011 — Hopkinton travelled to Millis last night and came back with a win. Above, Graham Eagan gets set to pass.

 

STATE OF THE CENTER SCHOOL

COMMUNITY INFORMATION FORUM

The School Committee is conducting a public information forum to provide information regarding the Elementary School Building Project, facilitate tours of Center School, and answer questions from the public.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

7:00 pm

Center School Cafeteria

Snow Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Two Men Arrested, Arraigned For Receiving Suspected Narcotics Postal Shipment

Over Five Pounds Of Marijuana, Numerous Narcotics, And $30,000 Seized in Reading

 

READING- January 5, 2011 — Two Reading men, one a Department of Public Works employee, have been arrested and arraigned on numerous drug charges in connection with allegedly receiving a suspected narcotics postal shipment, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone and Reading Police Chief James Cormier informed the public today.

            Joseph Guazzaloca, 56, and Moo Hwang, 27, both of Reading were arrested last night and arraigned this morning in Woburn District Court. Guazzaloca, an employee of the Reading Department of Public Works, was charged with possession with the intent to distribute a Class D drug, conspiracy to violate the drug law, possession of a Class B drug (2 counts), possession of a Class C drug (2 counts), and drug violation in a school/park zone. Hwang was charged with possession with the intent to distribute a Class D drug, drug violation near a school/park, and conspiracy to violate the drug law. Woburn District Court Judge Marianne Hinkle ordered Guazzaloca held on $500 cash bail and ordered Hwang held on $250 cash bail.

             Their next court date is on March 4 for a pretrial conference.  

            “We are pleased that such a large quantity of narcotics have been seized and taken off our streets,” District Attorney Leone said. “Illegal drug dealing is at the root of several evils that create serious challenges to the welfare of our communities, and all too often causes violence and other crimes to occur that compromise the safety of our towns and cities.  Yesterday’s seizure and arrests are testament to the good, cooperative work by the agencies involved.”

          "The Reading Police Department is appreciative of the cooperative efforts of District Attorney Leone's Office, the Massachusetts State Police and the United States Postal Police,” Reading Police Chief James Cormier said.  “Working together to reduce the illegal narcotic trade in our community is of the highest priority of the Reading Police Department.  We recognize the far reaching implications of substance issues and their affects within our community, it is essential we continue to aggressively work against this scourge." 

            According to authorities, a Postal Inspector with the US Postal Inspection Service contacted the Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office yesterday to notify them of a suspected narcotics package being shipped to a residence in Reading.  As a result, two search warrants were obtained for 61 Arcadia Avenue after the presence of narcotics in the suspected package were detected by a K9 unit.

At approximately 3:30 pm yesterday, the Inspector delivered the suspected package and the search warrants were executed at the residence. Hwang was located outside the residence and Guazzaloca was located inside the residence with the suspected package. The execution of the search warrants resulted in the seizure of approximately five pounds of high grade marijuana in the package, as well as an additional quantity of marijuana located inside the home.  Additional drugs and drug paraphernalia were also seized, as well as over $30,000 in US currency.

 The two defendants were arrested at the scene and transported to the Reading Police Department for booking.

 These charges are allegations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Two Men Arraigned On Drug Charges After Early Morning Bust in Framingham

Police weapon discharges, kills individual

 

FRAMINGHAM– January 5, 2011 - Two men have been arraigned on drug charges in connection with an early morning drug bust that resulted in the death of a 68 year old Framingham man, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone informed the public today.

 

Joseph Bushfan, 20, and Devon Talbert, 20, both of Framingham, were arraigned today in Framingham District Court on charges of possession with intent to distribute a class B drug and drug violation in a school zone. Framingham District Court Judge Robert Greco ordered Bushfan held on $5,000 cash bail and released Talbert on personal recognizance.

 

Their next court date is on January 25 for a pretrial conference.  

 

            According to authorities, Framingham Police Detectives and members of the Framingham Police SWAT Team were at 26 Fountain Street in Framingham at approximately 12:30 a.m. this morning to execute a search warrant that was issued for narcotic offenses. Upon execution of the search warrant, Bushfan and Talbert were placed under arrest.

 

During the execution of the search warrant, initial reports indicate that a bullet was discharged from the Framingham Police Department issued weapon of a Framingham SWAT Team member that struck one of the residents, Eurie Stamp, 68.  Stamp was immediately transported to Metro West Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

 

The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, in conjunction with Framingham Police, are conducting an investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding the police-involved shooting.  The investigation is ongoing and further details, including the name of the officer involved, will be released upon completion of the investigation.

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HopNews Hopkinton Calendar Item - TONIGHT !

Superintendent Search

January 5, 10, 2011 - Dr. John Phelan is retiring after 11 years of service to the Hopkinton School District. The Hopkinton School Committee has engaged the services of the New England School Development Council (NESDEC) to assist them in the search process for a new Superintendent of Schools. 

 

An integral part of the process involves parent and community participation and input. NESDEC will facilitate two community-wide focus groups to gather input about the attributes, experience, and knowledge that the new Superintendent should possess, as well as to identify the immediate tasks and challenges which the new Superintendent should address. Focus group sessions are designed to last approximately 60 - 90 minutes. 

 

Parents and community members are invited to attend a focus group session on either: Wednesday, 1/5/11 in the High School Cafeteria from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, snow date Wednesday, 1/19/11, same time and location; or, Monday, 1/10/11 at the Hopkinton Senior Center from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, snow date Monday, 1/24/11, same time and location.

Hopkinton Priest To Preside Over Nationally-Televised Mass

 

On January 20th, Fr. Paul Clifford Pastor of Saint John the Evangelist at 20 Church St. in Hopkinton will preside over Mass in the CatholicTV studios in Watertown. The Daily Mass airs live each day at 9:30AM and is rebroadcast at 7PM the same day.

 

CatholicTV airs 24/7 throughout the Metro West area on:

 

  • Comcast 268

  • Verizon FiOS 296

  • Sky Angel 142 (National)

  • Streams live at CatholicTV.com  24/7

The Mass is typically added to the CatholicTV.com archives by the evening of the same broadcast day. The Daily Mass takes places in The Chapel of the Holy Cross (so named because the chapel has a small relic of Jesus’ cross). The Daily Mass is also downloadable for free at iTunes.com

 

Once the Mass is added to the archives, you can watch it by clicking here http://www.catholictv.com/daily-mass.aspx 

CatholicTV has over 60 shows, 40% of which are produced in the studio in Watertown, MA. CatholicTV broadcasts 24 hours per day.

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Hopkinton 54, Millis 26

January 4, 2011 — Above, Victoria Munger turns the corner on a Millis defender Tuesday evening at home.

MLK Day, a Day "On, Not Off"

 

January 4, 2011 — Start planning now for January 17th, a "day on, not a day off",  Hopkinton's 4th annual day of service in celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. Events begin at 8:30 am in the Middle School cafeteria  with a light breakfast  donated by the South Street Dunkin' Donuts. A program featuring keynote speaker Sara Varadian, founder Wee-Care begins at 9:00 am in the Auditorium.  At 9:30, service projects start in the Brown Gym with a blood drive scheduled for 10 am to 3 pm in the Doyle Gym. There will be a story hour for kids ages 3 to 8 at the Hopkinton Library.  Donations of the following items are needed:

  • New or gently used childrens' books for Cradles to Crayons

    Canned goods (check expiration date) for Project Just Because Pantry

  • Used eye glasses for the Lions Club

  • Used cell phones for the Senior Center

  • Old towels, blankets & sheets for Baypath Animal Shelter

  • Batteries (AA &AA); international phone cards; toiletries; magazines; gum & other non-melting snacks for Soldiers Overseas

  • Sensitive skin lotion; activity books such as Soduku & crossword puzzles; small stuffed animals; $5.00 Dunkin Donuts gift cards for Cancer Patitent Care Packages
    For more information, check www hopkintonyouth.org   Hope to see you there!

ESL’s Wizard of Oz *

 

January 14, 15, and 16

 


 

HOPKINTON, MA (January 3, 2011) – Enter Stage Left Theater will be presenting The Wizard of Oz on January 14 at 7:00 p.m.; January 15 at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.; and on January 16 at 2:00 p.m. All performances will be at the Hopkinton Middle School. This family classic will be performed by a cast ranging in age from 4th to 8th grade. Tickets are $12 and will be available at the door or at www.enterstagelefttheater.org.

*Please note the times have been modified.

 

No Rain From These Clouds 

EMC's Pat Gelsinger talks to Forbes about "The Cloud"

Representative Dykema's Resolution with a Solution
 

by State Representative Carolyn Dykema

January 3, 2011 — As the weather turns colder and our energy bills become increasingly expensive, I urge you to join with me in my new year’s resolution to save money by increasing my energy efficiency.

 

Through Mass Save’s Free Home Energy Assessment (866-527-7283 or www.masssave.com, an energy efficiency expert is available to come to your home and create a customized road map to help you make more cost-effective energy-saving decisions immediately and over time. They’ll look at everything from appliances to insulation to heating and water systems, developing a plan that will save you money at a time when every penny counts. Best of all, they will be able to show you a wide range of incentives, including federal and state tax credits, that may make these projects more affordable. 

 

This program is a hallmark of Massachusetts’ ambitious energy efficiency program that is investing $2 billion dollars into residential energy efficiency and will result in an estimated $6 billion dollars of savings for consumers within 3 years—an incredible return on our investment. What’s more, these savings are creating 4,000 badly needed jobs across the Commonwealth


Energy efficiency is a triple win: Reducing our energy costs, creating local jobs, and helping our environment.

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New Team on CBS The Early Show

Former Boston news personality, Jeff Glor, who last year got his own "CBS Saturday Evening News with Jeff Glor," and became known to HopNews readers during 2006, now has his own spot as co-host on "The Early Show." Here is a clip: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7209030n

Police News UP-TO-DATE

January 3, 2011

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3:21 pm A 911 caller from Colonial Avenue reported that her boyfriend was throwing beer bottles at her...

 

9:09 am A Downey Street resident reported that a neighbor was doing construction in violation of town by-laws...

 

7:08 pm The Westborough and Southborough police departments reported receiving several calls regarding a large "fireball" in the sky over the Woodville area...

 

10:31 pm A resident of Brook Hollow reported a suspicious vehicle parked in the woods.  Sgt. Michael Sutton and Officer Matthew McNeil responded with night vision camera...

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Compiled  for HopNews.com by Robert Falcione © 2011 All Rights Reserved

New Transactions from December 13, 2010 to January 3, 2011

Address

Buyer

Price Date Seller
36 Ash Street David P. Fritsche & Beth T. Fritsche $304,000 Jan 03, 2011 Richard J. Meisenheimer & Mary Pearce Meisenheimer
1 Rice Street Andrew R. McLean $244,000 Dec 31, 2010 David L. McLean
37 Nazneen Circle Lam Bao Nguyen $186,900 Dec 31, 2010 Ahmed Mirajuddin, Trustee of Peppercorn Village Realty Trust
8 Commonwealth Avenue Southgate LLC $171,000 Dec 30, 2010 Elizabeth J. Campbell & George T. Campbell
53 Grove Street Greenstar Property Development LLC $170,000 Dec 24, 2010 Mary Jane Chiccarelli
51 Grove Street Greenstar Property Development LLC $147,000 Dec 24, 2010 Mary Jane Chiccarelli
306 West Main Street Miller Street Farm LLC $105,000 Dec 22, 2010 Judith C. Brogioli & Charles M. Brogioli
27 Nazneen Circle, unit B Aravind Pillarisetti & Susmitha Pillarisetti $420,000 Dec 16, 2010 Ahmed Mirajuddin, Trustee of Peppercorn Village Realty Trust
82 East Main Street Jennifer Campbell & Andrew Lizotte $250,000 Dec 13, 2010 Mezitt Agricultural Corp
Old Town Road Robert R. Fontaine & Sharon J Fontaine $2,500 Dec 13, 2010 Ralph Sprague
Last Week
151 Hayden Rowe Street Water Fresh Farm LLC $520,000 Dec 9, 2010 Phillip J Todaro, Donna Todaro
11 Elm Street Michael John Ricitelli $225,000 Dec 6, 2010 Jennifer L Miller, Jennifer L Georgelis
Oakhurst Road (parcel) Jacob W Jackson $230,000 Dec 6, 2010 Marjorie Spencer Nominee Trust. Holly A Campbell, Tr.
37 Pinecrest Veillage Yiqun Hu $188,000 Dec 1, 2010 Christopher Wickson, Andrea M Wickson
19 Nanzeen Cir Unit A#4 Donfrancis Eddakkalathur $422,500 Dec 1, 2010

Ahmed Mirajuddin TR,

Peppercorn Village Realty Trust,

29 Nanzeen Cir Unit c#5 Xapkat Rozy, Mubarek Abliz $186,900 Dec 1, 2010

Ahmed Mirajuddin TR,

Peppercorn Village Realty Trust

Previous  Week        
25 patriots Blvd #11D Gupta Abhisek $335,000 Nov 29, 2010 Stagecoach Heights Realty
27 Tammar Lane Timothy J Titcomb, Nanacy A Titcomb $580,000 Nov 23, 2020 Joiy Holder

 

 

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