Hot Summer Nights Bowling/Laser Tag CANCELED
Wednesday, August 22, 7:00-9:00
Innocent Until Proven
August 21, 2012 — Reports from a neighbor of a woman screaming/yelling at East Main and Clinton Streets, as well as accompanying charges of an assault yesterday during rush hour, brought a lightning-fast response from Hopkinton Police, who caught up the suspect at Main and Cedar Streets. He claimed instead that he was attacked first while seated in his vehicle by the alleged victim. From left, Officer Aaron O'Neil, Officer Peter Booth, suspect, and off-camera, Officer William Burchard.
Window Tint Leads to
Trafficking Bust on Route 495 in Andover
Bust on Route 495 in Andover
The town of Milford, Mass., will become the first municipality in New England to partner with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) employment compliance program, IMAGE, or "ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers."
Arrest/Incident Log -
Updated August 20, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012
1:38 am Officer Aaron O'Neil arrested Laura A. Karolyshyn, 22, of West Central Street, Franklin, on Cedar Street Extension and charged her with Marked Lanes Violation and OUI Liquor.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
11:22 pm A caller from Connelly Hill Road reported that her daughter said she heard footsteps downstairs in her house. Two officers checked the house and found it to be secured.
10:41 pm A resident reported that a person was riding a dirt bike up and down Chestnut Street with no helmet or lights on. Officer Peter Booth checked the area with a negative find.
9:25 pm A caller from Daniel Shays Road reported that someone rang her doorbell and ran away. Officer Peter Booth checked the area but did not find anyone.
8:28 pm A Front Street resident reported hearing four gunshots and that her neighbor's dog was barking. Officer William Burchard checked the area but did not hear anything suspicious.
4:45 pm Officer Peter Booth checked and spoke with an operator of a motor vehicle on West Main Street.
3:15 pm An officer assisted the Holliston Police Department with a motor vehicle accident on Prentiss Street.
2:55 pm There was a report of a dog running in the road on Wood Street. Officer Peter Booth checked the area but could not locate the dog.
1:38 pm A walk in from Downey Street spoke with an officer regarding threatening phone calls.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
10:31 pm There was a report of an under age party on Chamberlain Street. Three officers checked the area and found it to be all quiet.
9:08 pm There were numerous reports of fireworks going off on Amherst Road. One homeowner complained they were landing on the roof of her home. Officer Philip Powers spoke with the person responsible who stated that they have run out of fireworks.
4:58 pm A resident of Victory Lane reported that she came home and found her backdoor open and her dog missing. Officer Peter Booth responded and advised that all appeared normal inside and that the dog had escaped on it's own.
10:07 am The Director of the Senior Center reported that she received a call from a company and thought it was a scam because the women on the line would not give their phone number out.
8:40 am Officer Gregg DeBoer assisted with a motor vehicle accident without personal injury on Front Street. A civil citation was issued to one operator.
Friday, August 17, 2012
7:56 pm A caller reported that a group of youths were running around through several back yards on Greenwood Road. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and advised that the youths were gone upon his arrival.
7:00 pm Officer Linda Higgins took a report of larceny on Hayden Rowe Street.
6:11 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil checked and spoke with an operator of a motor vehicle on East Main Street.
5:56 pm A 911 caller reported an erratic operator driving on West Main Street. Officer Gregg DeBoer caught up with the vehicle and spoke with the operator.
4:37 pm A 911 caller reported an erratic operator on Main Street. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and spoke with the operator of the vehicle.
3:55 pm A walk-in reported that a speeding vehicle, with New York plates, almost hit him on Ash Street. The incident was logged.
10:59 am Officer Patrick O'Brien requested an incident number for suspicious activity on Hayden Rowe Street.
8:08 am There were two calls reporting a bag of mulch in the roadway of West Main Street, causing a traffic hazard. The Highway Department was notified and removed it.
1:15 am Officer Aaron O'Neil stopped a motor vehicle on Cedar Street Extension and subsequently arrested a 22 year old female from Franklin and charged her with Marked Lanes Violation and OUI Liquor.
"Relationships Are the Key to
August 20, 2012 — Relationships are the key to learning, according to Director Linda Mesite of the reborn Building Blocks Academy located at 88C Elm Street in Hopkinton. The business grew out of the former Golden Goose Academy located at the Golden Pond facility on West Main Street, which was credited in interviews with reporters today with donating time and assets to the new company. The business had to move as a result of the Golden Pond Residential Care facility beginning their long-awaited expansion. Above, teacher Kathy Anzivino shows 22 month-old Joey the joys of the sandbox.
Gone, But Not Forgotten
Mouse-Over to see Couple
August 20, 2012 — Combining a
sense of humor with a little traffic control, the
recently new owner of this property on Lumber Street
placed a couple of play-people on his garden bench.
During the Olympics, he changed sport shirts
frequently, and most recently dressed the male in an
Olympic basketball shirt and the female in an
Olympic swimsuit. The male has been doll-napped,
likely for the sport shirt he was wearing.
August 19, 2012 — This shack harkens back to a bygone era as it stands in the shade of a mighty oak on the former nursery land purchased first by Legacy Farms, and then by Wood Partners. The latter is clearing the land to prepare the site for 240 apartments. The bright greenery on the other side of oak are trees taken down as part of the site preparation. The fate of the shack is not known.
Happy Sunoco Station Owner
Mouse-over image to see why
August 19, 2012 — Owner of the Hopkinton Sunoco Station, formerly a Gulf Oil outlet, and before that an Exxon gas retailer, Jerry Lazzaro, shows off a receipt showing a customer, who is also a Price Chopper shopper, paid $2.18 for 20 gallons of gas under the rewards program. No, that isn't $2.18 per gallon, it is $2.18 total for nearly 20 gallons of gasoline! The proof is in the receipt. Mouse-over the image to see it.
August 19, 2012 — Beneath this field of goldenrod on Christian Hill Road in Upton could lie a danger most people do not think about. A few hundred feet away, after taking this photo, the photographer came across a good Samaritan tending to a wounded puppy on the side of a connecting road. The owner, who runs this and a half dozen other dogs daily through the adjacent woods was soon located through a phone number on the dog's collar. He said the pup got separated from the rest of the group and assumed it was attacked by a pack of coyotes who live in the area. As he picked him up, a quick check of the dog's bleeding hind quarters confirmed his suspicions.
Updated August 19, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
7:33 am Segundo Nicolas Cungachi, 29, of Main Street, Milford was arrested on West Main Street and charged with No Inspection Sticker, Operating a motor Vehicle With License Suspended and Miscellaneous Motor Vehicle Equipment Violations.
10:12 pm Assisted Mass SP with large boxes in the roadway of Route 495.
8:34 pm A Caller reported a road rage incident on Hayden Rowe Street, but the second vehicle could not be found.
8:10 pm A Chamberlain Street homeowner reported hers and a neighbor's mailbox damaged.
6:31 pm Officer Matthew McNeil collected some items from a male individual after speaking wit him on Hayward Street.
5:48 pm A motor vehicle partially blocking Palomino Drive was moved by the owner upon request.
5:41 pm A suspicious motor vehicle at the Senior Center was gone upon arrival.
4:38 pm Officer Matthew McNeil caught up with a vehicle reported to be driving erratically on West Main Street, but did not observe the improper operation.
11:30 am Officer Philip Powers conducted Community Policing at an ice cream social.
11:46 am Officer Patrick O'Brien spoke with a woman who received a threat this morning.
8:57 am A Breakneck Hill Road homeowner reported damage to his mailbox support.
8:46 am A company owner reported that two men in a pickup truck released a woodchuck from a Have-a-heart trap in the parking lot of the Garden Center. Environmental Police were advised.
7:57 am Officer Thomas Griffin responded to Fruit Street to move along a large truck loading loam in the roadway.
7:39 am DMV on West Main Street.
7:39 am A branch on West Man Street leaning into roadway.
6:46 am Officer Jacob Campbell arrested an individual for operating after suspension and other violations.
6:41 am DMV off the road on West Main Street.
12:53 A vehicle off the road and into a ditch on Route 495 resulted in one individual transported to Milford Hospital and one to the Gulf Mart.
Family Saves Thousands on Solar with Solarize Hopkinton
Hopkinton Sustainable Green Committee and the Mass Clean
Energy Center are pleased to announce that the Popkes
family of Cedar St Extension signed a contract for a
7.5kW system this week, reaching tier two of the
Solarize pricing schedule. That means everyone in the
program just reduced their price from $3.69 to
$3.62/Watt. The Popkes family, who opted for the black
Suntech panel upgrade and the microinverters just saved
$525. "We had been shopping for solar before the
Solarize program and had quotes in hand. Joining the
program has saved us many thousands of dollars" says
Steve Popkes. According to Garrett Sprague of SolarFlair
Energy, "we've signed two additional contracts today and
are well on our way to reaching tier 3 which is
$3.55/Watt. This will save the Pokpes family an
additional $525. There are many families waiting for
their banking arrangements to be finalized before they
can sign a contract."
- LOST CAT
August 18, 2012 — This Belted Galloway in Woodville has pretty much a single word vocabulary, but it is all in the delivery and tone.
A King's Bounty
August 18, 2012 — Roger Silva was ecstatic at catching this good-sized large-mouth bass at Lake Whitehall this afternoon. He threw it back, but not before measuring it with his foot, as did the kings in the days of yore.
Rep Dykema Receives Scouts
Boston, MA – Representative Carolyn
C. Dykema, D-Holliston, was pleased to welcome scouts
from Hopkinton Boy Scout Troop 4 to the State House
earlier this month.
Home, Sweet Home
August 18, 2012 — Jennifer Dyer, Private Events Coordinator for Sean Bielat, a Republican candidate for Congress speaks with guest Wayne Davies while awaiting the arrival of the candidate at the Golden Pond facility. Mr. Davies, who is an attorney, successfully represented the Golden Pond Residential Care Facility during the permitting process before the Hopkinton Board of Appeals in their bid to expand. The first phase of their expansion began recently.
Phone Scam Alert
August 18, 2012 — Here is an alert about a phone scam from Safe Line Alert. They say today only, right now, you can't call them back, the American Heart Association will pay the $400 dollar equipment fee for you medical alert equipment. All you need to do is pay the monthly fee. I listened to the whole pitch, asked several questions and they were very good with the answers.
When dealing with a reputable company you do not have to pay for this equipment, providers supply it, it is also very easy to have the installation fee waived (approx. $60) by going through the Senior Center.
The sales caller would not give a number to call them back on. She did say I could go to the web site and sign up but I wouldn't get the equipment fee waived. I did go to the web site, called the phone number and guess what - it doesn't go anywhere.
Never, and I really mean NEVER, go for any sales pitch that has to be closed on the spot. Good companies do not work that way.
Cindy Chesmore, Director
Hopkinton Senior Center
28 Mayhew Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748
508-497-9730 ext. 17
Working Side by Side
August 17, 2012 — In this composite photo, as also happens for real, this moth and bee work without bothering one another today at Ice House Pond.
August 17, 2012 — In the view above from the roof of Hopkinton Drug, the new markings on the slightly widened intersection at Grove and Main Streets have been painted to signify a dedicated left turn as well as a straight/right turning lane. The intersection improvements were made by Legacy Farms as part of the Host Community Agreement with the Town of Hopkinton as mitigation for the coming increase in traffic from the planned 940 new residences. The construction for the first 240 apartments is expected to begin this month. The infrastructure for the Legacy South site is ongoing, as is the site preparation for the apartments. The sale of the bulk of the remainder of the land for the remaining residential component of the Legacy Farms South is expected to be executed very soon, according to Legacy principal Roy S. MacDowell, Jr.
During the permitting process, then Town Planner Elaine Lazarus estimated the traffic on the stretch between Downtown and Legacy Farms to increase by approximately 18,000 vehicle trips daily. The engineer for Legacy, Robert Nagi, said during the presentations that when the development is at full build-out, the intersection will be again in a failure status.
Below, sub-contractors for Russo Brothers, the Legacy Farms contractor, put finishing touches on the guard-rail that was moved to accommodate the widening. Colella's Supermarket's management was pleased with the progress and outcome of the work.
"We are very happy with the way
things have gone," said Colella's principal Sandra
Varnum. "Roy MacDowell is a great guy to work with,"
Hopkinton, MA Resident Goes for the Gold at 12th Annual
SBLI Falmouth Recreation Family Fun Run
Boys Ages 10-11
Photo: From left to right: Michael O’Neill, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Distribution at SBLI; 2nd place winner and Bronxville, NY resident Hugh Dillon; 1st place winner and Hopkinton, MA resident Liam Ford; 3rd place winner and Falmouth, MA resident Max Roman; and Marybeth Leary, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary at SBLI
More than 500 future world class runners – ranging in ages from three to 14 years – got their shot at the gold as they competed in various distance races, beginning with a 100-yard dash for children five and under, a 200-meter race for six- and seven-year-olds, 400 meters for eight- and nine-year-olds, 800 meters for ten- and eleven-year-olds, and one mile for twelve– to fourteen-year-olds. Every participant shined in the annual event, taking home an official race t-shirt, a medal, and a “fantasy finish line photo.”
In addition, SBLI presented the Cape Cod Center for Women of North Falmouth, MA with SBLI’s “No Nonsense Achievement Award” for their ongoing work to assist and support battered women and their children in leaving abusive environments. The Cape Cod Center for Women provides women and their children a safe place to stay, as well as a fully connected network of community support while they transition to independent living.
The race, formerly the SBLI Junior Falmouth Road Race, marks the twelfth year that SBLI has sponsored the children’s event, established with SBLI’s sponsorship of the Falmouth Road Race from 2001-2005.
9:04 pm A caller from Ledgestone Drive reported that his mailbox was vandalized sometime over the night. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and checked the damage.
9:03 pm A 911 caller from Elm Street reported that a large black dog was running around in her yard. The caller was informed of proper 911 procedures and an officer located the owner of the dog.
7:40 pm A 911 caller reported a car versus a motorcycle accident without personal injury on Hayden Rowe Street. Three units responded and subsequently issued a citation to the motorcycle operator for marked lanes violation.
6:56 pm A motorist called 911 to report that two vehicles were throwing water bottles at on another on East Main Street. The Ashland Police Department was notified and advised that the vehicles were located and the youths returned back to Hopkinton to pick up the litter.
6:45 pm Sgt. Michael Sutton spoke with a caller from Hayden Rowe Street regarding larceny of a political sign.
5:00 pm Officer Matthew McNeil checked and found a motor vehicle to be secured on Granite Street.
4:51 pm A motor vehicle, which was in a bad spot, was towed from Wood Street.
4:50 pm A caller from Wood Street reported that his bicycle was stolen while he was in the woods for a short walk. Officer William Burchard responded and took a report.
4:39 pm A 911 caller reported that an erratic operator had just got onto 495 south. The State Police was notified.
3:53 pm A walk-in from Overlook Road spoke with an officer regarding fraud.
2:03 pm Officer Stephen Buckley performed a community policing act on Davis Road.
12:35 pm A caller reported that an individual was walking in the roadway on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer Thomas Griffin checked the area with a negative find.
10:08 am A motorist reported that there was an unoccupied disable motor vehicle on West Main Street. The vehicle was gone upon the officers arrival.
9:07 am A Courtney Circle resident reported that their mailbox had been vandalized.
3:32 am A resident of Old Elm Way reported that party goers, at a neighbor's house, rang his doorbell then ran away. Officer John Moran checked the area but did not see anyone around.
Building Blocks Academy
(Formerly Golden Goose) Open House
Monday, August 20, 2012
7:30 am - 9:30 am
88C Elm Street
(Behind the West Main Street Mobil)
August 15, 2012 — Building Blocks Academy (formerly Golden Goose Academy) is happily open for business. Stop by to visit the new sunny space on Monday, August 20th from 7:30 am to 9:30 am. Building Blocks Academy is located ‘around the block’ from their former location, at 88C Elm Street.
Building Blocks Academy offers a full service child care program for children from 1 month-old to 6 years-old beginning at 7:00 am in the morning until 6:00 pm at night. And for those kids with a half-day kindergarten, they are welcome before and after their kindergarten.
The new facility is double the square footage of the previous location, but will house the same amount of kids. According to Director Linda Mesite, "We are known in the community for loving the kids. The contractors and owners can come during the open house and see what they've done, and prospective parents can come see the space on their way to work on that day.
"We had parent volunteers help us, as well as some from the Golden Pond activities department with their sons and families. One thing we'll miss is the proximity of the residents of the Golden Pond facility being in such proximity, but we hope to continue our relationships with our Grannies and Grampies. We have already planned trips for them to come here and continue our relationships," she said. "Relationship-building is the key to helping children learn."
Laying it Down
August 15, 2012 — The operator of this motorcycle drove just into Hopkinton over the Milford line and laid it down coming around the corner, either by will or by accident, and struck an automobile in the oncoming lane. According to Hopkinton Fire Department Lt. William Miller, there were no injuries.