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Hiller Hockey Alumni Game 2011

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.


What is Wrong With this Picture?

Apparently, there is at least one person who might not agree with the majority.



Thank You, Hopkinton

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.
Thanks again,
Mike Whalen.



Sophia Joy Priore, Newborn 

Whitinsville- 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
www.childrenshospital.org/tribute 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
Funeral Home
of Hopkinton.





This 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 temporary shelter.

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.



Message 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.



December 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.


Paper Exchange

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 collision.





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.




Welcoming Sign

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.



Both Sides Now

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

495 Crash

December 27, 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 Emerson Hospital 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. 

UPDATE: According 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 the child.

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 Coney Street exit.  

4:15 pm All lanes of traffic are now open at the crash scene on Route 95 southbound in Sharon.

Fatal Crash in Walpole

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 the roadway. Irving 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 Rhode Island Hospital.  

Irving 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 

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 many cousins.

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.
www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com 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.



Not 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 afternoon.



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 Ashland.
        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.


Fire 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 police 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 hospital.
       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.

A 40 second video of the scene is below:




- 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 responded...





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.





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, 2011
9:47 pm
Officer 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.  

4:56 pm 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. 

Saturday, December 24, 2011
5:22 pm
Officer Peter Booth arrested Joseph B Bragg of Dixon Avenue, Newfields, NH on Main Street on warrants charging him with

Wednesday, 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 and Battery.

10:59 pm An individual was placed in Protective Custody on Wood Street 

Arrests Up-to-Date, Monday, December 19, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011

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 OUI Liquor 

Friday, December 16, 2011
am  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.



Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts

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

New Transactions from December 19, 2011 to December 23, 2011







106 Saddle Hill Road Joseph W Szlosek, Mary K Szlosek $565,000 December 23, 2011 Patricia A Carroll
2 Rosewood Lane Jodi A Dolan, George M Dolan $232,400 December 23, 2011 Raheel H Retiwalla
9 Ridge Road Alex J Stanciu, Manya M Stanciu $560,000 December 23, 2011 Jodi A Dolan, George M Dolan
5 Cobblers Way Derek R Marcou, Brenda L Marcou $1,853,152 December 21, 2011 Summit Realty Tr, Brian K Gassett Tr, Brian W Cheever Tr
7 Weybridge Lane 24C Sarah Doyle, Kevin F Doyle $232,000 December 19, 2011 Denise Deschamps, Denise St Jean
 Last Week        
3 Schofield Road
Caitlin W Lindquist, Steven W Lindquist
$484,000 December 19, 2011 Mary Carman, Michael Ferguson
8 Prestwick Drive Neil Whitworth, Valeria Whitworth $599,000 December 16, 2011 Dennis A Mekemson, Sheryl S Mekemson
8 Sanctuary lane #24 Dorothy W Meeske $440,449.76 December 15, 2011 Weston Development Group, Inc.
15 Nazneen Circle B3 Valery Frimer, Olga N Frimer $414,900 December 14, 2011

Ahmed Mirajuddin TR,

Peppercorn Village Realty Trust

 Week Before        
35 Winter Street Prudential Relocation, Inc. $362,000 December 12, 2011 Kenin Gulbrandson Khort, April Gulbrabdson Khort
35 Winter Street Sven Lohse, Daniela Lohse $362,000 December 12, 2011 Prudential Relocation, Inc.
10 Patriots Blvd Unit 10B Natalie Bezdaris $315,000 December 8, 2011 Stagecoach Heights Ralty LLC
3 Rosewood Lane Unit 9C Elisa Busa $240,000 December 7, 2011  Maria B Richards, Maria B Milliner
21 Hillcrest Drive Daniel Fitzgerald $320,000 December 6, 2011 Jennifer Belesi Levy




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