December 30, 201
— Twenty six former Hiller skaters and two goalies played on
December 22, 2011 at Navin Arena in Marlborough, threw their
gloves down and posed for this shot afterward.
Wrong With this Picture?
Apparently, there is at least one person who might not agree
with the majority.
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On behalf of the Metrowest
Marine Corps League, and the over 70,000 families in eastern
Massachusetts, who received toys this Christmas, I want to thank
the town of Hopkinton for their generous donations this year to
The Toys For Tots program.
I also want to thank five organizations that helped to
collect these toys: The Leo Club of Hopkinton High School, the
Principal's Cabinet of Hopkins School, The Hopkinton Police,
Hopkinton Lumber, and the Hopkinton Parks and Recreation Dept.
All the toys were brought to a central warehouse in
Burlington, Mass. where they were sorted by age and gender, and
then with the help of local social welfare agencies, distributed
to needy children on Christmas Day.
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Sophia Joy Priore of
Whitinsville was placed into the arms of Jesus after only 11
days with us. Sophia fought with amazing strength but could not
overcome several heart defects. Born in Boston, she was the
daughter of Amanda (Sytsma) and Douglas Priore of Whitinsville
and formerly of Hopkinton.
Along with her parents she is survived by a sister Jordan Grace
of Whitinsville, paternal grandparents Bob and Sue Priore of
Uxbridge, MA. and formerly Hopkinton; maternal grandparents; Bob
and Mary Sytsma, Aunts and uncles; Annette Kolb and Chad Sytsma,
Kyle and Michelle Sytsma all of Grand Rapids, MI, and Kim Priore
of Framingham, MA.
After a private graveside service there will be a Memorial
Service held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 at the Faith
Community Church 146 East Main St. Hopkinton, MA 01748. Burial
services will be private prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider giving to support Cardiology
Research at Children's Hospital Boston, in memory of Sophia
Priore. Contributions can be made online at
or checks made payable to Children's Hospital Boston can be
mailed to Children's Hospital Trust, 1 Autumn Street #731,
Boston, MA 02215-5301
A fund to assist the Priore family in their time of need has
been established at Unibank of Whitinsville, MA. Donations may
be made to "The Priore Family Fund" and sent to: Unibank Attn:
Customer Service 49 Church St. Whitinsville, MA 01588
Arrangements are from the
beautiful dog has apparently slipped out of its collar, because
it is without a tag, or a collar.
Michele found it loose on Lumber Street and has given it
Please give Robert a call at 508-435-5534 if the dog is yours,
and he will get you in touch with Michele.
UPDATE: Owner from Worcester has been reunited with Luke.
from Hopkinton Tax Relief Committee
Residents are asked to
remember the elderly and disabled of limited means living in our
community when paying their property tax bills. A detachable
form for making a voluntary contribution for this purpose is
included with tax bills due February 1.
28, 2011 — Old Glory on the flagpole at Cookie's Corner, a
crescent Moon in the background, is whipped around by this
evening's winds, its torn and tattered edges showing the toll
the weather has taken. To see what the weather is and will be in
Hopkinton, choose the weather icon above.
Governor Deval Patrick
has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwealth
flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from
sunrise until sunset on Friday, December 30, 2011 in honor of
Firefighter James Rice of the Peabody Fire Department who died
in the line of duty on Friday, December 23, 2011.
The order applies to the main or administration building of each
public institution of the Commonwealth, e.g. town and city
halls, other state-owned or state-controlled buildings, all
state military installations.
December 28, 2011 — Hopkinton Police assisted with a paper
exchange, and lit up the area on East Main Street by the Boston
Marathon Start line where the road narrows, following this minor
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Part of Spring Street Closed - 2:00 pm
Expected to open at midnight
Mouse-over image to see view from other side
December 28, 2011 — Part of Spring Street is closed (from around
#67) to through traffic due to the tree above falling from the
side of the road, pulling on some wires, and snapping the next
pole down the line (red arrow) in half during high winds today.
To see the view of the snapped pole from the other side,
mouse-over the image above.
December 28, 2011 — Members of the Hopkinton Garden Club
"spruce" up the "Welcome" sign by the Golden Pond, which is
actually about two miles from the town line with Upton.
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December 28, 2011 — A breezy, brisk, but unseasonably warm day
brought these low-hanging clouds over Lake Whitehall, as seen
facing north, conjuring up illusions of elephants, geese, cotton
candy and other imaginary images.
Bad day on the highways
2011 — According to information provided by the Massachusetts
State Police, Route 495 Northbound in Boxboro is still partially
closed following a 3:15 pm crash at the 73.8 mile marker. There
were three vehicles involved, and a total of ten people were
injured. Six were transported to UMASS Worcester. This includes
the 41-year-old female from Monticello New York who was
operating the Ford Van and taken to UMASS by medical helicopter.
Three were transported EmersonHospital in Concord and one
transported to UMASS Leominster.
News helicopters hovering overhead
during the rescue operation were ordered away from the scene to
facilitate the takeoff of the medical helicopter.
to the State Police, the van was travelling in the far rightlane
and a Chrysler Concorde was travelling in the center lane when
the operator of the Concorde attempted to move into the far
right lane striking the van. The van spins out of control and
rolls over. There were 7 people in the van including two
children ages 5 and 8 years. ( these ages were provided verbally
) The 8-year-old boy was ejected and ended up under the van.
Witnesses stated that motorists stopped and lifted the van off
Accident in Sharon, Route 95
2:22 pm Troopers from the Foxboro
barracks are responding to a roll-over crash with serious
injuries on Route 95 southbound, north of Exit 9 in Sharon. Route 95 southbound is being
closed at this time to allow for rescue operations to proceed.
2:45 pm Preliminary reports indicate that at least one victim
has sustained fatal injury and several others were trapped
inside the vehicle, believed to be a Ford Fusion sedan. We are
expecting to land a medical helicopter shortly. The entire
southbound side of the highway remains closed with traffic being
diverted at the
4:15 pm All
lanes of traffic are now open at the crash scene on Route 95
southbound in Sharon.
Fatal Crash in
Today at 1:56 p.m., troopers
assigned to the State Police Barracks in Foxboro responded to a
single-vehicle crash on Route 95 South, north of Exit 9, in Walpole that killed
the driver and seriously injured a passenger.
Preliminary investigation by Trooper
Michael Close indicates a 2009 Ford Focus operated by
Alison E.Irving, 24, of Norwood, was heading south in the
far left lane when the vehicle partially drove off the edge of
attempted to steer to the right when the vehicle went into a spin
and continued across all lanes of the highway.
The car made contact with the
guardrail adjacent to the far right side of the roadway and
rolled onto its roof, coming to rest in the center travel lane.
Her passenger, Andrew A. Costello, 25, of Norwood, was ejected into the wood line
adjacent to the far right side of the roadway. He was taken by
medical helicopter to
was partially ejected and received fatal injuries. She was
pronounced deceased at the scene.
The facts and circumstances of the
crash remain under investigation by Troop H of the Massachusetts
State Police with the assistance of the State Police Collision
Analysis Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene
Services Section. Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Norwood, Sharon, and Walpole Fire Departments, and
the Department of Transportation's Highway Division.
Charlotte M. Estes, 80, of
Hopkinton, passed away Sunday, December 25, 2011 after a long
illness. Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late
Catherine (McPherson) and I. James Estes.
A graduate of Holliston High School, Charlotte was a former
resident of Holliston, Framingham, and Natick. She was a member
of St. Mary's Church in Holliston and St. John's Church in
Hopkinton. She spent much of her time caring for her mother and
enjoyed spending time with her extended family.
She is survived by a sister, Theresa Genoa and her husband
Robert of Upton, a niece, Susan Genoa of Worcester, as well as
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 from
9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57
Hayden Rowe St.
A funeral mass will follow at 11:00a.m. at St. John's Church in
Hopkinton with burial to follow in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to Friends of the Hopkinton Seniors, 28
Mayhew St. Hopkinton, MA. 01748 or Bay Path Humane Society, 5
Rafferty Rd. Hopkinton, MA. 01748.
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Fit for a Hawk
December 27, 2011 — Hopefully, a birder who is a reader will
weigh in on what type of bird this is that is tossing its catch
back onto the lawn at this Hayden Rowe Street location this
Leaving No Stone Unturned
December 27, 2011 — Above, left, Ashland Police Officer Chris
Alberini and his K-9 Officer Dax search for a breaking and
entering suspect on Grove Street in Hopkinton this afternoon,
while Hopkinton Officer Patrick O'Brien stands at the ready with
his handgun drawn and his trigger finger in a safe position.
Police received a tip from a reliable
neighbor of the residence that someone who did not belong there
had gone into the back yard. Police set up a perimeter with
multiple cruisers and called for assistance from the dog from
Police followed live tips from
neighbors and followed the dog from residence to residence,
finding an open rear door at one, and with permission, entered
the residence with the canine.
Several people who were walking and
fit the description somewhat were spoken to about their
whereabouts, but were cleared. At another house where there is
construction, workers were asked for identification.
Most units cleared around 2:30
pm, and all units cleared the area by 2:45 pm without making any
arrests or engaging in any conflict.
and Police Rescue Driver on Route 495
December 26, 2011 — Police were the first on the scene of this
vehicle off of the road in a ditch at around 6:30 pm today just
north of the northbound Route 495 entrance ramp at West Main
Street in Hopkinton. The first
officer responding said he believed that the driver would need
to be extricated.
Witnesses who were asked by State Police to
stay and give statements said that the vehicle left the roadway
and traveled on the wrong side of the guardrail for about 500
feet before the crash. One witness said the vehicle drove for
that distance, and then hit a tree, which sent it back toward
the highway and crashing into the guard rail, which kept it from
re-entering the roadway. According to witnesses, no other
vehicles were involved.
The firefighters and police carried the
victim up the embankment and onto a stretcher for a ride to the
While the driver was prepared for
transport, other firefighters searched the immediate area, one
with a thermal imaging camera, to be sure there were no other
occupants who could have been ejected.
The extent of the male driver's injuries
are unknown, but he was conscious when police arrived.
second video of the scene is below:
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- December 26, 2011
4:36 pm A Grove Street
caller reported her grown son out of control...
4:24 pm Officer Peter
Booth located an individual suspected of stealing cigarettes...
1:51 am A female
received a verbal warning for possession of a small amount of...
1:56 am A B Street
resident reports ongoing "ding-dong-ditch"...
10:02 pm A Wood street
caller reports her boyfriend has hit her. Four units
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UPDATE: PERSON FOUND
MISSING PERSON ALERT
FROM READING POLICE
Missing since approximately 6:20am on 12-26-2011
today. She is a 40 year old white female, approximately 5'9",
115lbs with short dark brown hair and blue eyes. She is believed
to be wearing a light blue ski jacket, blue jeans, and a pair of
black shoes. It is believed that she went out for a walk and
hasn't returned. If you have any information or may know of her
whereabouts please call the RPD at 781-944-1212.
FOUND A KINDLE
Did you leave your Kindle on the
roof of your vehicle while you loaded other packages near Spring
and Hill Streets and forget to remove it before you drove off
yesterday? If so, shoot me an email: mailto:Editor@HopNews.com?subject=Kindle
Arrests have been updated in the Police News. Full Incident
Report to Follow
Arrests Up-to-Date, Monday, December 26, 2011
Sunday, December 25,
Peter Booth arrested 30 year-old Matthew James Leal, of Hayden
Rowe Street on West main Street and charged him with Cider
Mill Road, Medway on Route 495 and charged him with Speeding in
Violation of a Special Regulation and OUI Liquor, 3rd Offense.
Officer Matthew McNeil arrested Anthony Scott Wood, 39, of
Hayden Rowe Street on Hayden Rowe Street and charged him with
Assault, 6 counts of Malicious Destruction of Property under
$250, Resisting Arrest and Threatening to Commit a Crime.
5:22 pm Officer Peter Booth arrested Joseph B Bragg of Dixon
Avenue, Newfields, NH on Main Street on warrants charging him
with POSSES HYPODERMIC,
POSSES CLASS A, POSSES CLASS A, DRUG VIOLATION NEAR SCHOOL,
9818CR000863 12/24/2011 1 94C/34/E POSSES CLASS C, PRESENT
WHERE HEROIN KEPT.
December 21, 2011
10:35 pm Joseph Paul Leva, 57, of Wood Street was arrested
on Wood Street by Officer Gregg DeBoer and charged with Assault
An individual was placed in Protective Custody on Wood Street
Arrests Up-to-Date, Monday, December 19, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
4:07 am Officer
Peter Booth arrested 19 year-old Alexander W Jursek, Cider Mill
Road, Medway on Route 495 and charged him with Marked Lanes
Violation, Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended and
December 16, 2011
Officer Peter Booth arrested Cassie Leigh Stock, 27, of Hayden
Rowe Street on Hayden Rowe Street and charged her with a marked
Lanes violation and OUI Liquor, Second Offense.
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