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Fresh Soil - Fresh Dig

June 8, 2011 — Dark, moist soil indicates that it was recently turned over as this machine works close to the foundation of Colella's market, preparing the property next door for a new Hiller's Cleaners.

Hopkinton Girl Scout Registration ~

New Troops Forming Now! For Fall 2011

Girls entering Kindergarten and all grades above. (Adult leader registration also.) Girl Scouts provides each girl with the opportunities to develop self esteem, self-reliance, leadership, and teamwork skills in a fun and safe environment. It provides the girls with a feeling of belonging, a forum of learning values, decision-making, and respect for others. Sign-up and become a Girl Scout!

Parents -Adult volunteers are needed to lead, assist, and help with Troops. No experience necessary. It is a truly rewarding experience. Adult participation is essential to the forming of troops.

When: Mon. June 13, 5:00-7:00pm

Where: Hopkinton Public Library

Annual Membership Fee of $27.00 – girls, $12 adults (Cash or Check)

Registration forms are available on the Hopkinton Girl Scouts website (click on registration to the left)

Any Questions, contact:

Liz Jurasek

Town Files Suit to Open Ballot

June 7, 2011 — According to Town Clerk Ann Click, a complaint was filed this afternoon in Superior Court to force the opening of an uncounted ballot that was discovered by her during standard archiving of the May 16 election materials.


The election resulted in a tie for one Library Trustee position, and a "failure to elect" opinion from Town Counsel on the two candidates, even though they garnered more votes individually than three other candidates. There was no provision in the process that anticipated a tie.


Selectmen voted on June 1, 2011, with Michelle Gates abstaining, to post the two openings for appointment by their board and the Board of Library Trustees, even though doing so would add an extra position, a condition that was deemed unacceptable in the election process itself.


The action taken today by Town Clerk Ann Click and the Board of Registrars of Voters identifies the uncounted ballot as having been submitted by "John Doe" to protect his anonymity. The sealed envelope it came in has the name of the individual who submitted it, however, the ballot itself will not. Standard procedure is to name those submitting the sealed envelopes and mark those individuals as having voted, giving each voter only one vote. The Clerk's office makes available lists of people who voted, but it is unknown at this time if that list has been made available to anyone requesting it. According to the court document filed today, John Doe was not marked as having voted. If the list has been made available already, then a revised list would have one additional name on it, in essence making John Doe's identity known to anyone comparing both lists; unless the judge orders otherwise.


The document states that John Doe's ballot was not counted and was improperly rejected, and seeks permission from the court to unseal the envelope and count the votes on the ballot contained therein, adding them to the totals in the hope that the result will be a break in the tie vote.


Mrs. Click said she did not know if and when the hearing will be scheduled.

Occupants Escape Injury

June 7, 2011 — The driver of this vehicle on Wood Street said a driver went through a stop sign at Proctor Street and struck his vehicle. All people declined medical treatment.

Gasoline Leak

June 7, 2011 — Firefighters responded to a vehicle leaking gasoline at Cumberland Farms on West Main Street today and applied petroleum absorbent.

Hopkinton –Mayhew Court a New Rental Community for Income Eligible Tenants


Newly Constructed 2BR and 3BR Duplex Homes for Rent to Income Eligible Applicants as identified below. Sect 8 application available for pick-up on June 15th at the Hopkinton Housing Authority office located at 100 Davis Road in Hopkinton. Waiting List for these homes will be established based on submission of this application. Homes available in late Fall. Direct Questions to Shirley at 508-435-6022.

Size of Household

Income Not   1 Person   2 Person   3 Person   4 Person   5 Person   6 Person

To Exceed:    $ 44,950   $51,400   $57,800   $ 64,200   $69,350   $74,500


ESL's Annual Big Band Tribute to the USO shows of the 1940's

Check out a few minutes of a past performance:


June 10 at 7:30 p.m. and June 11 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.
At the Hopkinton Senior Center, Mayhew St., Hopkinton
Tickets - $17 general admission, $13 students, seniors and stage door members

Purchase Tickets


Let the Games Begin

June 7, 2011 — Someone has gotten the statue of sports legend George V. Brown into the "spirit" of the Stanley Cup finals today following last night's win over the Canucks.


Deer in the Downtown

Below is an HD video of two deer at the cemetery Downtown early Monday evening.  The traffic noise was so loud and distracting, that we dropped it and added a background recorded by Hopkinton grad Calvin Lee. So to be fair, we added Calvin's source video — with the gazebo green-screened — after the deer video ran to its end. Check it out!


Hopkinton 5, Bellingham 1

Photo by Lisa Phelan


State Trooper Arrests Bank Robbers


Today at 3:53 p.m., Trooper Robert Mark Foley was on patrol at the Esplanade in Boston when he heard a broadcast that the Eastern Bank located at 687 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain, had just been robbed.   The Boston Police Department broadcasted a “BOLO” (Be On the LookOut) for a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire with a male passenger who had just told a teller at the bank that he had a gun, which was wrapped in a towel, and then demanded money.


The “BOLO” indicated a female was operating the getaway vehicle and as Trooper Foley traveled down Boylston Street, he observed the wanted pair in their vehicle, traveling in the opposite direction.


Trooper Foley was able to turn around and stop the vehicle on Boylston Street, near Park Drive.  With the assistance of several other responding Troopers, as well as several Boston Police Officers, Trooper Foley placed both parties under arrest for the robbery. 


The male was identified as Brook L. Bundia, 34, of Boston and witnesses at the scene positively identified him and his female accomplice.  The female accomplice was turned over to the Boston Police for booking while Trooper Foley booked Bundia at the State Police Barracks in Boston


After booking, Trooper Foley turned Bundia over to the FBI Bank Robbery Task Force and the Boston Police Department for follow-up investigation as well as the issuance of appropriate criminal charges.


No weapons were located after the arrest and the amount of money stolen from the bank was approximately $1500.

Downtown Deer

June 6, 2011 — These deer have enjoyed grazing for the last few evenings in the cemetery in Downtown Hopkinton between the Korean Presbyterian Church and Spang's Old Stone Tavern. They were cautious of people, but did not flee. Turkey vultures often roost in the branches of the pines above.

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts


Compiled  for by Robert Falcione © 2011 All Rights Reserved

New Transactions from June 1, 2011 to June 6, 2011



Price Date Seller
47 Nazneen Circle Bldg 9 Unit A James A, Susan B Osborn $449,900 June 3, 2011

Ahmed Mirajuddin TR,

Peppercorn Village Realty Trust

7 Connelly Hill Road Natalie A, Christopher J Tocco $957,000 June 3, 2011 Eileen O, Kenneth Locke
19 Valleywood Road Maryellen Papelian $400,000 June 2, 2011 Michaewl Weiss, Hans H Weiss Est
5 Summit Way Sasha J, Thomas H Song $853,000 June 1, 2011 Ivona, Piotr Lassota
3 Forest Lane Prudential elocation, Inc. $342,500 June 1, 2011 Julie, Brian Teixeira
Last Week        
23 Highcroft Way Bld 5 James R Tordella $295,000 May 31, 2011 Kevin Harrison
76 North Mill Street Slavko P Miling $310,000 May 31, 2011 Chiles Holdings, LTD
22 Valleywood Road Daniel M Connors, Jennifer L Connors $515,000 May 27, 2011 Joseph Gorski Tamara Gorski
35 Forest lane Unit 26 Ali Zadeh, Azadeh Zadeh $353,500 May 27, 2011  Justin L Scheidegger, Gregg M Helland
11 Falcon Ridge Road Brian J Schofer, Anne-Marie Schofer $585,000 May 27, 2011 Scott R Cadieux
7 Spring Lane Mehreen Bashir $260,000 May 27, 2011 Spring Street Realty Trust, Robert J Hamilton Sr Trust
48 Blueberry Lane Richard L West, Leighann Litavis-West $600,000 May 27, 2011 Geralyn Anagnostaras
49 Nazneen Circle Joseph Shiji George, Nandhini Ponninathan $427,500 May 26, 2011

Ahmed Mirajuddin TR,

Peppercorn Village Realty Trust

18 Apple Tree Hill #18 Linda M Muren $195,000 May 26, 2011 Emily J Sullivan
16 Weybridge Lane William A Muench $232,500 May 26, 2011 George J Schlitz
168 Saddle Hill Road Evelyn F Cotter $130,000 May 26, 2011 Thomas B Fitzpatrick Trust, Brian B Fitzpatrick Trust
51 Nazneen Circle Ralph B Brennan $427,500 May 26,2011

Ahmed Mirajuddin TR,

Peppercorn Village Realty Trust

Week Before Last        
331 Wood Street Eileen M Pierce, David N Coniry $335,000 May 19, 2011 Robert G Clark, ...TR,...Fam TR.




Hopkinton Little League: In a shootout between the Quad A Mets and Red Sox, 10 year-old Michael Ianelli makes a major league catch to help the Red Sox secure their lead and go on to win 13 - 7. Photo by Sue Hadley


NESN Teams Up with the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition to Sponsor
Multisport Event for Breast Cancer Prevention

Swim, Kayak, Walk, Run to Prevent Breast Cancer

BOSTON, MA – New England Sports Network (NESN), the region’s most watched sports network, for the third consecutive year, will team up with the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) by participating in the 19th Annual ‘Against the Tide’ event on June 18, 2011 at Hopkinton State Park. Over 50 NESN employees including Red Sox reporter Heidi Watney are expected to participate in the event and join hundreds of other participants who will walk, run, swim and/or kayak to raise money for research on breast cancer prevention. File photo.

The Greater Boston ‘Against the Tide’ consists of four events: a one-mile recreational or competitive swim, a two-mile kayak, a three-mile fitness walk, and a 5K run event that will be held at Hopkinton State Park in Hopkinton, MA on Saturday June 18th, from 7am to 12pm. The MBCC will also hold a second event on August 20th at Nickerson State Park in Brewster, MA.

Massachusetts has the fourth highest breast cancer incidence rate in the country. According to the Center for Disease Control, a woman living in the U.S. is estimated to have a 1 in 7 chance of developing breastcancer in her lifetime, as compared to the 1 in 11 chance recorded in 1975. These odds are not acceptable to the MBCC and the mothers, sisters, wives and daughters they represent.

Participants from all over New England commit to raising a minimum contribution of $175 to participate in the festivities which can be pledged online at or made on the day of the event at registration. Participants may enroll in one or as many events as they would like. All funds raised will go directly to breast cancer prevention through the advocacy work of MBCC and research initiatives of its sister environmental organization, Silent Spring Institute.

Registration materials, sponsor information, and fundraising ideas can be found at

Donations may be sent to the following address:
Against the Tide c/o MBCC
1419 Hancock Street, Suite 202
Quincy, MA 02169


 - June 6, 2011

10:21 pm Sgt. John Porter checked on an operator on West Main Street who was reported to be driving all over the road...

8:35 pm Three units responded to Hopkinton State Park to assist an Environmental Police Officer in removing an unruly crowd...

4:22 am Westborough called to notify that 14 people in various states of intoxication...

8:00 pm Six units responded to the report of an out of control student at the HHS graduation...

3:51 pm The bus dispatcher reported that kids are running behind the bus on Thayer Heights taking pictures, frightening one child...

Left: Hopkinton Fire Department evacuated two homes on Briarcliff Drive today after a contractor ruptured a gas line. NStar responded and repaired the line.


Last Three Days for 1/2 price entrees with coupon!!

 Positively Hopkinton

Jazz at the CAA

Shimon Ben-Shir Group plays jazz at the first CAA Jazz at Sunset Series

Take 3 minutes to listen to some sounds that will leave the listener wanting for more.

Listeners with speakers may want to hook them up to catch the best of the bass. Recorded in HD Video.

Honoring the Fallen

June 5, 2011 — Therese Robert-Birri remarks at the age of some of the grave markers at the Clinton Street Cemetery while awaiting the commencement of the Taps Vigil, an event sponsored by the Hopkinton Veterans Celebration Committee to honor veterans lost in war, and those who died in peacetime. it is held at a pre-announced location at 7:00 pm on the first Sunday of every month.

Jazzing Up the Town

June 4, 2011 — The Shimon Ben-Shir Group entertained a handful of the faithful Saturday evening at the CAA Amphitheater at 98 Hayden Rowe Street in the organization's premier Sunset Jazz Series presentation. HopNews captured some HD Video and will present that on Sunday.

Garden Tours

June 4, 2011 — Weston Nurseries owners Beth and Wayne Mezitt opened their meticulously maintained grounds to the Hopkinton Garden Club Spring Garden Tour patrons for the last two days, as did several other residents. Their gardens and grounds reflect four generations of devoted attention to variety, detail, imagination, design, quality, professionalism and constant care.



Sunset Jazz Series

Free Saturday Evening Jazz Concerts at the CAA Amphitheater

98 Hayden Rowe St    Hopkinton, MA  01748

Concerts Start at 7:00 pm

4-June: Shimon Ben-Shir Group

18-June: Jean Mancini Gough and Friends

25-June: John Funkhouser Trio

2-July: Kaoruko Pilkington

9-July: MetroWest Jazz Project

Click here for more info


Marion A. Oldach, 91


Marion A. Oldach, 91, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at Milford Hospital.  She was the widow of William Oldach, who died in January 1993.  Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Winthrop and Bertha (Trumble) Avery.

She was a 1937 graduate of Framingham High School and a 1941 graduate of Wheelock College, Boston.  She was a member of the OFF'ers Club of Framingham and was an accomplished amateur artist.

She is survived by her six sons, Robert and his wife Susan of Locust Grove, Virginia, William and his wife Linda of Athol, Gerald and his wife Louise of Bluffton, South Carolina, Stephen and his wife Dianne of Marlborough, Jonathan and Donna French of Westborough, and Richard and his wife Mary of Hopkinton.  She also leaves 12 devoted grandchildren.

Memorial calling hours will take place on Friday, June 10 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 146 East Main Street (Route 135), Hopkinton.  A memorial funeral service will be held Saturday, June 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the Congregational Church.  Burial will be private.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Ron Burton Training Village, or to The American Cancer Society.

Over 250 Graduate Hopkinton High School


June 3, 2011 — Over 250 students threw their mortar boards in the air Friday evening in a graduation ceremony at the High School Athletic Center. Please enjoy the photos below by clicking on each thumbnail to enlarge the photo.


Sharp Angles

June 3, 2011 — Carpenter Steve Warren shingles a structure at the Stone House on East Main Street, which is one of several homes featured in the Hopkinton Garden Club's Spring Garden Tour. Tickets go on sale again Saturday morning at 9:30 am on the Hopkinton Common.

Like Shooting Fish in a Barrel

June 3, 2011 — The woods around Blackie's East Main Street home are alive with the chirping of apparently stupid chipmunks, one of which is in his mouth.


Family Fun Day and LMPA General Meeting

Sunday, June 5, 2011
12:00n to 3:00pm

12:00n-1:30p General Meeting, Executive Board Elections & Lunch
Topics of Discussion: A recap of the last year, the proposed extended draw down, repairing the boat ramp and water testing.
The LMPA will provide food & drinks
1:30p-2:30pm- will be doing a presentation with live animals and reptiles
Sandy Beach
Please come join the fun!
LMPA Gear (sweatshirts, hats, towels, etc) will be available for sale.
This event is free to all LMPA members and their families.  PLEASE COME PREPARED TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP.  One year renewal for $25.00, $45.00 for 2 years and $10.00 for Seniors
Please bring a chair or blanket.
If anyone has seen or found a red/black/yellow, 2 seater, Speed Zone towable tube, please contact

Hopkinton 16, Bishop Stang 5

June 3, 2011 — The Varsity Girls LAX team beat Bishop Stang 16-5 yesterday.  They are now headed to the Semi-finals of the South Division 2 MIAA tournament. Photo by Kathleen MacDonald.

Hopkinton Marathon Committee Honors Two

June 2, 2011 — Above, Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray gestures as he sets up Jacques LeDuc to be recognized for his 30 years of painting the Start Line at Thursday evening's Post Marathon Party, coordinated by Hopkinton Marathon Committee Chair Dorothy Ferriter-Wallace. Mr. LeDuc received recognitions from Representative Carolyn Dykema and Senator Karen Spilka and their respective legislative bodies. Mr. LeDuc and Mr. McGillivray have often run into Boston together after the last runners have left Hopkinton.

         Another person who ran into Boston with Mr. McGillivray at the tail end of a race was 1976 race winner Jack Fultz, who was honored this evening in a similar way for the 35th anniversary of his win. He told stories of that win, and of another run into Boston that gave him a unique distinction among winners.

         Mr. Fultz saw Mr. McGillivray getting ready to run in, long after everyone else had left, given his duties, and asked if he would like him to run with him. Mr. McGillivray answered in the affirmative, and they both ran into Boston and crossed the finish line.

         Without even thinking about it, Mr. Fultz, who had come in first in 1976, came in last on that day, making him the only person who has ever come in both in first place and in last place in the Boston Marathon.

          Annie Marcy was also recognized for her service to the committee, as she has retired from the committee.


Town Clerk Ann Click sent out this press release today:

Town Clerk to Seek Court Authorization to Open and Count Sealed Ballot

Vote of newly discovered uncounted absentee ballot could determine winner


June 2, 2011 — At the May 16, 2011, Annual Town Election, voters were asked to fill all five seats on the new Board of Library Trustees. In order to stagger the terms of board members, candidates were to be elected to varying terms of office, with the top two candidates receiving three-year seats, the next two candidates receiving two-year seats, and the fifth candidate receiving a one-year seat.


The results of the election showed a tie vote:

Marie Eldridge 1108

Leda Arakelian 1013

June Harris 1013

Michael J. McNamara 937

John Belger 136

Stanley Pulnik 25


Following the advice of the Elections Division of the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth and of Town Counsel, the Town Clerk declared that there were two Failures to Elect, with the results as follows:

Three-Year Term:

Marie Eldridge

Three-Year Term:

Failure to Elect

Two-Year Term:

Failure to Elect

Two-Year Term:

Michael J. McNamara

One-Year Term:

John Belger

In the course of gathering the materials used in the Annual Town Election for preservation, the Town Clerk discovered an unvoted absentee ballot, which was not opened on the day of the election. This ballot currently remains sealed in the envelope in which it was submitted prior to the election. The Town Clerk immediately contacted Town Counsel who, in turn, notified the Elections Division of the unvoted ballot. The Elections Division has determined that the ballot may not be unsealed and counted without a court order.


In light of the possibility that the unvoted ballot may resolve the Failure to Elect and allow the will of the voters to be expressed, the Town Clerk has requested and received authorization from the Town Manager to seek such a court order. Town Counsel has been instructed to prepare and file the necessary papers forthwith.

Hopkinton Historical Society

Upcoming Yard Sale


Unused or unwanted items in your attic?  The Hopkinton Historical Society is accepting used household goods in good condition for their upcoming yard sale. Please no electronics, clothing, or books. Donations are tax deductible as we are a 501C(3) organization. Drop-offs at 168 Hayden Rowe Street (Route 85) on Tuesdays and Thursdays (4-6 pm) from June 7 to 16, also Saturday, June 11 (10 am - noon).   Actual Yard Sale will be on the weekend of June 18-19 (10am – 4pm)  Call 508-435-4502 for more information. 



 - June 1, 2011

1:47 pm Officer Stephen Buckley and Officer Philip Powers responded to a report of a man screaming at people...


12:49 pm Officer Philip Powers spoke with a boy and his father on Blueberry Lane regarding a complaint about the boy riding a minibike...

10:30 am A Greenwood Road resident called to report vehicles congregating at the soccer field at night...


11:03 am An employee of the day care on Wood Street reported finding a young boy in the parking lot, alone...

Devastation in Brimfield...

... and in Monson

Photo credits: Massachusetts State Police Air Wing

Remarkable Video of June 1, 2011 Springfield Tornado 



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