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Off the Road Vehicle

September 8, 2011 — This box truck was, according to a resident of the property on East Main Street across from Wilson, about the fiftieth vehicle to take down their mailbox over the years. Although the cause of this crash is unknown, the usual reason is that eastbound vehicles on East Main Street slow down to turn into Wilson Street, and the vehicles behind them get caught following too closely to stop, and then veer to the right, off of the road to avoid hitting the turning vehicle. It appears the property owner has placed pieces of granite ahead of the mailbox as a deterrent to casual off-roaders.


Non-Life Threatening

September 8, 2011 — West Main Street was closed off from School Street to Priscilla Road for about 90 minutes, according to witnesses, during this morning's rush hour. One public safety official said the driver of the vehicle above, a woman in her twenties. which collided with a large box truck, was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The truck also had to be towed from the scene.



Authorities Seek Public’s Help In Identifying Defendant in Shooting of Woburn Police Officer 

Suspect Charged With Armed Robbery And Armed Assault With Intent To Murder


WOBURN- Authorities are seeking the public’s help in indentifying a person charged with armed robbery and armed assault with the intent to murder in connection with Tuesday’s shooting in Woburn in which a veteran Woburn police officer was shot and seriously injured, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone and Woburn Acting Police Chief Richard Kelley informed the public today.

             The defendant has been charged with armed robbery (2 counts) and assault with the intent to murder (2 counts). The defendant remains hospitalized in serious condition as a result of injuries he sustained at the time of the incident.  Authorities have not yet been able to identify the man, who had no identifying information on his person when he was apprehended.   However, authorities are providing photographs of the defendant’s distinctive tattoos, with the hope that they will help in the identification of him. 

             According to authorities, on September 6, at approximately 11:06 am, Woburn Police and Massachusetts State Police received several 911 calls reporting a robbery at 186 Cambridge Road in Woburn. Upon arrival, Officer Robert Denapoli, 51, a 16-year veteran of the Woburn Police Department, was shot by one of the suspects. Officer Denapoli was transported to Lahey Clinic where he is currently being treated.

             Additional police officers from Woburn Police responded to the scene, as well as troopers from the Massachusetts State Police, State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, and a number of area law enforcement agencies, including the North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council.

            The investigation, as well as the search for additional suspects alleged to have been involved the robbery, remains ongoing.

Members of the public with information that they believe may be helpful to the investigation can contact the Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office at 781-897-6650 or the Woburn Police Department at (781) 933-1212.





Can You Guess Who Turned 80 Wednesay?




Proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science projects due October 15, 2011.


The Hopkinton Cultural Council has set an October 15, 2011 postmark deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community.

According to Council spokesperson Jean Bertschmann, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Hopkinton -- including exhibits, festivals, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures.

The Hopkinton Cultural Council will also entertain funding proposals from schools and youth groups through the PASS Program, which provides subsidies for school-age children to attend cultural field trips.


The Hopkinton Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.


This year, the Hopkinton Cultural Council will distribute about $3,870 in grants. Previously funded projects include: Sunset Jazz Concert at the CAA; author Yoko Watkins for Middle School students; ESL production of a Tribute to the USO; and performances and programs at the Hopkinton Public Library, Hopkinton Senior Center, Hopkinton Historical Society, Respite Center, and Golden Pond.


For specific guidelines and complete information on the Hopkinton Cultural Council, contact Jean Bertschmann at 508.435.5195 or jeanber65@hotmail.com. Application forms and more information about the Hopkinton Cultural Council Program are available online at www.mass-culture.org/lcc_public.asp. Application forms are also available at the Hopkinton Public Library.



Arrangements Incomplete


Peter MacGregor, 79

Peter MacGregor, 79, of Hopkinton, passed away Monday, September 5, 2011 at Umass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com



Board Chair Admits Violation of Open Meeting Law


September 06, 2011 -  In a letter sent to the press this afternoon, Hopkinton Board of Selectmen Chairman Todd Cestari admits meeting privately with two fellow selectmen, Michelle gates and Ben Palleiko in "an attempt to resolve differences between them" in violation of the state's Open Meeting Law. The law states that a meeting of a quorum of a board must be posted at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. For the Selectmen, a quorum is three or more members.

        During the posted, public portion of the meeting that evening, which was reported by HopNews reporter Muriel Kramer, Mr. Palleiko spoke disparagingly about some types of employment, like cocktail waitresses, that are available at casinos. Mrs. Gates objected to the remark.

       “There is a place for all types of employment," she said.

       It is unknown at this time — Selectmen have not voted on minutes of the illegal meeting — if that was part of the discussion at that brief meeting.

       The letter from Todd Cestari is below the photo:

Above, Selectman Michele Gates and Chairman Todd Cestari. Photo taken at September 6, 2011 meeting.


Chair Cestari's Letter:


September 6, 2011 — After last week’s public forum to discuss the State’s Expanded Gaming Bill, I met with Board members Palleiko and Gates behind closed doors in an attempt to resolve personal differences between them. There was no intent for any deliberation to take place during this gathering.


In retrospect, more care should have been taken to avoid the convening of a non-posted meeting among a quorum of the Board. Town Counsel has been asked to review what transpired. Any necessary measure will be taken to avoid such occurrences in the future.


I want to assure the people of Hopkinton that no issues concerning public policy or the operations of the Town of Hopkinton were discussed and no votes were taken or decisions made.


Todd Cestari, Chair, Board of Selectmen

Town of Hopkinton

18 Main Street

Hopkinton, MA 01748

Email contact: tcestari@hopkinton.org


Taking to Flight

September 7, 2011 — This wild turkey appears to be showing off in the brush off of Wilson Street today, but is really trying to flee the camera.


CPC Offering Money


The Hopkinton Community Preservation Committee is now accepting applications for project funding for Fiscal Year 2013. CPA funding can be used for the acquisition, creation and preservation of open space, for the acquisition and preservation of historic resources, for the acquisition, creation and preservation of land for recreational use, and for the creation, preservation and support of affordable housing. Individuals and groups interested in applying can download the Proposal Guidelines for Use of Hopkinton CPA Funds and application from the CPC website, http://www.hopkinton.org/cpc/index.htm.


Completed applications must be received by October 21, 2011 to be considered. They can be faxed or emailed to the above contact or mailed to:


Town of Hopkinton

Land Use, Planning and Permitting Department

18 Main Street

Hopkinton, MA 01748





Hopkinton Resident on Select Team





Hopkinton resident Teddy Doherty was one of twenty-two players chosen nationally by USA Hockey for the U.S. Under-18 Select Team that competed at the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament this August in Breclav, Czech Republic, and Piestany, Slovakia.   Team USA finished the tournament with a 3-1 record, but did not earn a medal.  


The tournament brings together the top under 18 year- old hockey players in the world with teams from Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and the United States.   


Teddy, a senior in high school, has played the last three seasons at Shattuck St Mary’s school in Minnesota.  He has committed to play hockey at Boston College beginning next fall.






Center School Discussion Continues


The School Building Assessment Committee, a sub-committee of the School Committee, will be meeting to continue discussing the topic of Center School. This public meeting with be held at the HPS Administrative Conference Room at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2011.




The Hopkinton School Committee is pleased to invite all members of the community to the Hopkinton High School Library from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, September 12, 2011 to meet the new Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jonathan Landman.  Dr. Landman will give some brief remarks regarding his background and initial impressions of the district, and then open the floor for a dialogue with community members regarding their perceptions of, and suggestions for the district. Light refreshments will be provided.

Dr. Landman will hold the following additional community dialogues events in September and October.
No RSVP required, but individuals who RSVP to jgilmore@hopkinton.k12.ma.us will receive an email reminder.

  • Come before work! Wednesday, September 21: 7:30 - 9:00 AM:

    HPS Central Office

    89 Hayden Rowe Street


  • If you can't make it during the work-week Saturday, September 24: 10:00 AM – Noon:

    Hopkinton High School Library

    90 Hayden Rowe Street

  • Drop the kids at school, then come! Wednesday, October 5: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM: The Library is offering story hour and crafts for children age four and up.

    Hopkinton Public Library

    13 Main Street


  • Come after work! Tuesday, October 11: 6:30 - 8:30 PM:

    Hopkins School Library

    104 Hayden Rowe Street



James F. Coffey selected for the 2012 list of The Best Lawyers in America


(Boston, MA) – Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP partner James F. Coffey was one of twenty Nutter attorneys selected for the 2012 list of The Best Lawyers in America. Coffey is a member of the firm’s Business Department and the Emerging Companies and Workout, Restructuring and Bankruptcy practice groups.


Lawyers on this list are selected for inclusion based on a yearly peer-review survey that has been circulated and refined for over 25 years. The current edition of Best Lawyers was based on more than 3.9 million votes. Best Lawyers is considered to be one of the premier and unbiased listings of lawyers in the country.

Contributed file photo.



Town Bows to Chamber of Commerce for Economic Development

Above, Chamber of Commerce President, Bob McGuire and Executive Director, Timothy Kilduff at Board of Selectmen meeting.


September 6, 2011 — The Board of Selectmen has lowered the final curtain on the Economic Development Committee that sought to encourage business to site or expand in Hopkinton, and instead, given the members-only, private, non-profit Chamber of Commerce the green light to take its place.

          Selectmen voted to accept a Memorandum of Understanding between the Town and a recently formed Chamber group called 2020, that sought successfully to have their vision last until at least that year, with annual reviews until then. The group is comprised of such notables as the Chamber executives above, as well as residents Ron Eldridge, Joe Markey, Peter Mezitt, Ben Palleiko, Finley Perry, Scott Richardson, Steven Zieff and Kim Collins, most of whom, if not all, are Chamber members.

           The group, which has already earned high praise from Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Selectman Ben Palleiko, promises to, in concert with the town, strive to retain and grow competitive and established commercial and industrial bases.

           They promise to seek businesses and business segments that are looking for a place like Hopkinton, and to make resource information available; such as needed permits, costs and timelines.

           "The Chamber shall assist the Town in promoting Hopkinton's economic and community development," reads Line One of the agreement, which takes effect September 20, 2011.


Lake Maspenock Level to Drop 7-8 Feet

Message from LMPA to Maspenock Residents


September 6, 2011 — After a beautiful summer, it is now approaching the time that the annual draw down of the lake begins.  The timing of the draw down is mandated by a permit received from the Hopkinton Conservation Commission and must begin no earlier than September 15th and no later than October 1st.  The exact date can vary from year to year based upon the level of the lake coming out of the summer.  This year it is anticipated that the draw down will commence on or close to the September 15th date.  A more extensive draw down of the lake will be conducted this year.  Instead of the normal 4-5 foot reduction, the lake level will be reduced by 7-8 feet in an effort to control the invasive weeds and to re-build the town boat ramp at Sandy Beach.  It is anticipated that the full draw down level will be reached approximately December 15th.  The period of time that the lake will be at the lowest level will be as short as possible.  If the weather cooperates, and we have sufficient freezing of the weed roots, the lake level will be allowed to rise to the normal winter draw down levels, which is the 4-5 foot reduction.  The lake will be allowed to begin returning to normal winter draw down levels no later than January 15th.  Re-fill of the lake to spring levels will begin with “ice out” or around March 1st as usual. 


Please be aware of the draw down process and arrange for the removal of boats and docks accordingly.

Have a great autumn, The Officers and Executive Board, Lake Maspenock Preservation Association




Historic Society’s Opening Program

Following seven years of building restoration

Above, Hopkinton’s First Meeting House which is located in the center of town (on Route 135). This building, which was first used in 1715, looks pretty much the same today. Part of Chuck Joseph's photo presentation.


At 2pm on Sunday September 11th the Hopkinton Historical Society will present its first program in its restored one room schoolhouse since major restoration started more than seven years ago. Chuck Joseph, local historian and former high school history teacher in Hopkinton will present pictures and stories of Hopkinton from the 1900’s though today. Program is free for all and does not require a reservation. The Hopkinton Historic Society’s Schoolhouse is located a 168 Hayden Rowe Street (Route 85). Free refreshments will be served after the presentation. For more information, contact Ray Gendreau at 508.435.9865.



A Little to the Left

September 6, 2011 — Cameron Anglis, 11, watches as his dad, off-camera, backs up the trailer to load their boat that boasts a 1950s era Evinrude outboard motor at Lake Whitehall.


More Irene

September 6, 2011 — The damage to this vehicle on Ash Street from tropical storm Irene is more clear now that the tree that crushed it has been removed.


Woburn Police Officer Shot During Armed Robbery 

WOBURN - September 6, 2011 — A Woburn Police Officer has been shot after responding to an armed robbery at Musto Jewelers on Cambridge Road in Woburn this morning, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone and Woburn Acting Police Chief Richard Kelley informed the public today.

            According to authorities, this morning at approximately 11:06 am, Woburn Police and Massachusetts State Police received several 911 calls reporting a robbery at 186 Cambridge Road in Woburn. Upon arrival, Officer Robert Denapoli, 51, a 16-year veteran of the Woburn Police Department, was shot by one of the suspects. Officer Denapoli was transported to Lahey Clinic where he is currently being treated. One suspect was shot at the scene and has been transported to an area hospital. He is under arrest. Authorities are not releasing his name at this time.

            Additional police officers from Woburn Police responded to the scene, as well as troopers from the Massachusetts State Police, State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, and a number of area law enforcement agencies.

            The investigation as well as the search for additional suspects alleged to have been involved the robbery remains ongoing. Press Release

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Retiree Breakfast on Friday


September 6, 2011 — The Human Resources department is pleased to announce that it will be having its second annual Retiree Breakfast on Friday, September 9, 2011 at the Hopkinton Senior Center. The Senior Center graciously hosted the event last year and the Human Resources Department is honored that they have agreed to host the event again this year.


The Breakfast will be held from 9:00am-11:00am and will include guests from the local Medicare office and Tufts Health Plan.


If you are a Town of Hopkinton or Hopkinton Public Schools retiree and you wish to attend, please RSVP to Maryrose DeGroot, Human Resources Director at 508-497-3407 or Maryrose@hopkinton.org



Governor Deval Patrick Shares Joy


BOSTON – Tuesday, September 6, 2011 – The Office of the Governor issued the following announcement: Governor Deval L. Patrick and First Lady Diane B. Patrick of Massachusetts are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Sarah Baker Patrick to Marco Morgese on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at a small private ceremony at their home in Richmond, Massachusetts. The Governor officiated at the ceremony. The family plans to have a celebration for friends and extended family next summer.



Senator Spilka Announces September 12, 2011 Office Hours


Join Senator Spilka and Puja Mehta, Senator Spilka’s District and Constituent Services Director, for coffee and conversation. They will update constituents on the latest news and events, and answer any questions you may have.


Ashland Office Hours
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Ashland Senior Center
162 West Union Street
Ashland, MA 01721
Holliston Office Hours
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Coffee Haven
76 Railroad Street #3
Holliston, MA 01743
Hopkinton Office Hours
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Hopkinton Town Hall
Room 211
18 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748

Any resident unable to attend should feel free to contact Puja Mehta at Puja.Mehta@masenate.gov at (617) 722-1640 at any time.




Finally Off of the Garage

September 6, 2011 — Workers remove tree-sized limbs that landed on a Grove Street garage from a 70 year-old maple tree. The limbs are large enough as it is, but the trunk, according to the property owner, is about 4 feet across.  The entire tree had to come down, as it was split and rotted on the inside. The tree company was only one of two who even responded to the request for a price.


All Politics is Local?

Hopkinton is 1 of only 16 out of 351 municipalities with local partisan elections


by Helen Prunty Krispien
September 6, 2011 — Presidential politics is in the headlines with the election not far off as candidates scramble to have their voices heard.

For voters it is a chance to make a choice in the democratic process, with Independent candidates and Green Party candidates also looking for a viable stake hold with the Republicans and Democrats.

On the state and local level, political elections can also vary as to whether there are partisan elections. In Hopkinton as well as 15 other towns in the Commonwealth including Douglas, Egremont, Great Barrington, Hamden, Lee, Lenox, Maynard, Montague, Monterrey, Palmer, Rehoboth, Sheffield, Southwick, Sturbridge, and Wilbraham there are partisan elections with voters voting on the party line. This can be interpreted as problematic by many in that voting for the party line may not be in the best interest of  the populace. In countries such as France, Israel, and Italy there are more than 2 parties and as a result come up with more choices.

The Internet's NLC.org website offers this matter of fact look at partisan vs. non partisan elections. "Proponents for partisan elections argue that the absence of party labels confuses voters; a voter who must choose from among a group of candidates whom they know nothing about will have no meaningful basis in casting a ballot. In the case of non-partisanship, elections tend to produce elected officials more representative of the upper classes than the general populace because in true non-partisan systems there are no organizations of local party workers to bring lower-class citizens to the polls on election day."

About twenty years ago in Hopkinton there was a group that wanted to eliminate partisan elections. But they met with little favor. One of the persons involved
was Marie Eldridge (File photo), who served on the Charter Commission and also served 4 terms on the School Committee. "After the first election, I ran not as a Democrat or Republican, but as an Independent. On a local level does it matter if you are Democrat or Republican? Vote for the person," she said ."There is no need for political designation on the ballot."

Opinions about partisan elections can run hot and cold. Town Clerk, Ann Click, says she does not have an opinion about our local elections being partisan or not. "What I do like about Hopkinton is that both political Town Committees are active and try to have candidates for every election contest. Sometimes the contest goes uncontested, but at least there is a candidate, at times through the promoting of the local Town Committee," she said.

For Henry Kunicki (File photo), who serves on the Community Preservation Committee his thoughts on partisan politics remains steadfast. "Those who want to end partisan politics are often part of a special interest group that want to push one agenda over the overall interest of the community, he said. "A good example is the Cedar Swamp group that has been trying to stop the sewer treatment plant over the wishes of the town. Partisan politics actually teaches compromise by forcing these divergent people to work within a group in order to get their agendas recognized."

Mary Arnaut who serves as Hopkinton Commissioner of Trusts, says our political party system is fine. "Political parties bring organization and structure to politics and help new people navigate election rules, regulations, and running a campaign. Sometimes politics get negative and use personal attacks on candidates. When running for office, I think it serves the public better if the candidates focus on the issues and problems and how to solve them," she said.

Former Selectwoman, Mary Pratt says the difference with partisan elections is you have a committee that can back you with money. "In other towns like Framingham and Natick, you have to get your own people behind you and try to get money," she said.

An online quote from the Democratic
says Does the 2 party system have any advantages at all? And the anonymous response from one person in the discussion forum was simply this:
Over a parliamentary system, does our own system of "winner takes all" style elections have any sorts of advantages?


One positive thing about it is that extreme candidates rarely get elected and that both parties find some way to the center. However, obviously this hasn't really allowed a very diverse number of voices. I can't think of any other major democracies which have only two parties. Sure there are many where there are two parties that dominate the political landscape (I'm think of Labor vs. Tory in Britain, etc) but none quite have the stranglehold on politics as the two parties have in the U.S."

Can the elimination of partisan elections in town make a difference?

What do you think? Please vote on the left.



 - September 5, 2011


8:33 pm A Wilson Street caller reported a suspicious vehicle containing youths that sped off...


3:10 am Responding to a caller's complaint of glass being broken in the neighborhood...


12:03 pm Officer William Burchard spoke with the nanny of a child...


3:58 pm An individual reported that a construction worker urinated in front of him and his daughter...


6:20  am A caller reported an individual lying on the ground...


10:34 pm Officer William Burchard located a missing person in his vehicle, who appeared fine and said he did not want to go home...



A Special Tribute to Hopkinton Veterans


September 5, 2011 — As a way to honor Hopkinton's Veterans of the Armed Forces, the Senior Center, in partnership with the Hopkinton Girl Scouts, Phipps Insurance Agency and others will host a light supper and concert on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at the Senior Center. Veterans and their families will be treated to a light supper beginning at 4:00 p.m. Directly following the meal, the Natick based New Sound Assembly Chorus will perform. The chorus is part of the Barbershop Harmony Society, the world's largest male singing society comprised of nearly 30,000 individuals that form over 800 chapters in North America. They sing American music a cappella (without instrumental accompaniment), in four-part harmony. The 60-minute performance will include patriotic songs inspired to celebrate the contributions and achievement of those who have fought for and protect our freedoms. Following the concert, all are invited to attend the "Taps Vigil" at 7:15 p.m. outside the Senior Center. Veterans are asked to contact the front desk (508) 497-9730 at the Senior Center by Thursday, September 23rd to RSVP regarding your interest in attending the dinner and/or the music concert.


Brush disposal area at the recycling center on route 135 on hopkinton, Westborough townline  is open again this week Tuesday through Saturday for Brush and Tropical Storm Irene Cleanup; 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; All brush, limbs, leaves, branches. 




911 Memorial the Real Thing

Hopkinton Sculptor's Piece Upgraded


September 5, 2011 — On the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the Town of Norfolk will be unveiling a bronze version of their 9/11 Memorial - One World United for Peace, created by Hopkinton sculptor Michael Alfano. A ceremony will begin at 1:00 on Town Hill, near Union and Main Streets.

In 2002, the town commissioned the creation of a granite bench and bronze memorial, but funding issues prevented completion of the bronze. The artist was able to alter the sculpture plans and provided a bonded bronze version, which was unveiled in a moving ceremony on 9/11 in 2003. One of the tradeoffs with that version was the need for frequent restoration. Bonnie Dittrich, who spearheaded the memorial committee, never lost sight of the original intention and saw the tenth anniversary of the events as an appropriate opportunity to replace the bonded bronze with the more durable bronze. Alfano recently completed the bronze work and the new sculpture will be unveiled on 9/11/11.

In the sculpture, thirteen figures atop a tower support a globe, all on a pentagon-shaped base. The various people shown reflect a myriad of reactions to the events, from shock to sadness to determination. Beyond memorializing the event, the sculpture puts forth a call for the future, representing the need for everyone around the world to draw together to attain peace.

A second casting of the sculpture is in Clifton, NJ, outside the town's arts center. Clifton, with a clear view of lower Manhattan, witnessed the tragedy as it unfolded. In 2011, through October, the sculpture is also on display in the center of the Town of Lenox, in the Berkshires.


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts

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

New Transactions from August 29, 2011 to September 5, 2011






4 Kimball Road John Anthony Hamilton $632,000 Septemb er 1, 2011 Sherwood D Silliman, Nancy LP Silliman
14 Carriage Hill Road Mark L Hayman, Hope C Hayman $840,000 September 1, 2011 Leigh E Dry, David W Dry
14 Weybridge Lane Kevin Wallace Jr, Amanda Aulenback $225,000 August 30, 2011 William Rufo, Heather Hannon
  Last Week        
78 North Mill Street Matthew Kasberg, Loriann Kasberg $396,000 August 24, 2011 Kenneth H McKracken, Beth A McKracken
67 Wedgewood drive Georga M Balerna, Julie A Balerna $865,000 August 23, 2011 Mark Shirman, Sandra Sullivan
   Week Before        
16 East Street Timothy J French $425,000 August 19, 2011 Thomas R Irvin, Judy M Irvin
51 School Street Vineet V Nene, Vina S Pendse $569,000 August 19, 2011 Lynn C Ito, Ralph K Ito
29 Knoll Road He Huang Trust, et al $283,000 August 19, 2011 Paul Seery, Susan Seery
18 Nazneen Circle Tayebeh Hosseinzadegank $195,200 08/22/2011

Ahmed Mirajuddin TR,

Peppercorn Village Realty Trust




Business is Slowing Down

September 3, 2011 — Above, Detective Timothy Brennan orders a vehicle to the side of the road and in front of his unmarked cruiser today at Main and Ash Streets after checking the speed with a hand-held radar gun. When the traffic eastbound on East Main Street is light,  there are fewer vehicles to warn the oncoming drivers of the presence of a police officer; and some do not heed the warning, or are not savvy about it.

      When traffic is heavy heading east, however, traffic crawls up the hill at the appropriate and signed 25 mph.

      Detective Brennan issued verbal warnings to the four or so drivers he stopped as the photographer observed, but earlier in the day, one vehicle refused to stop, and despite the best efforts of the other officers on patrol, the low-rider Honda with loud exhaust eluded accountability — this time.      




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