11:25 pm A resident of Kimball Road reported barking dogs in the area. Officer Linda Higgins responded and advised that the dogs were brought in.
9:25 pm Officer Matthew McNeil assisted a disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street.
7:27 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil assisted the Fire Department with a flooded basement on Lorigan Road.
3:35 pm A caller from Pond Street reported that a suspicious vehicle was in his driveway about an hour ago but has since left the area. The caller wished for the information to be logged.
2:50 pm A caller from Main Street reported a past breaking and entering. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and took a report.
2:17 pm Officer Stephen Buckley installed a car seat on Main Street.
2:09 pm A motorist reported a motor vehicle accident without personal injury on Hayden Rowe Street. Two officers responded and took a report.
1:47 pm An Elm Street business owner reported receiving a prank phone call and wished for it to be logged.
1:22 pm A 911 caller reported that a dog was running loose on Spring Street. Officer Stephen Buckley checked the area and advised that the dog returned home.
11:47 am Officer Patrick O'Brien checked a secured motor vehicle on Ash Street.
11:08 am The Water Department reported vandalism on Alprilla Farm Road. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and took a report.
10:52 am A resident of Curtis Road reported that a red vehicle was parked in front of his house with no license plates. Two officers located the vehicle and advised that it belonged to an agricultural company.
9:15 am Officer Stephen Buckley assisted the Water Department with some emergency lights on West Main Street.
6:25 am A caller reported that a suspicious vehicle was parked in the same location on Ash Street for over half an hour. Officer Linda Higgins responded and checked on the vehicle.
Tires Come off Truck
September 11, 2012 — Initial reports were of an individual sustaining a broken nose as a result of a double-tire coming off of this truck and rolling onto traffic on Hayden Rowe Street near Teresa. One tire is leaning against the trailer of this unlettered landscape truck on Teresa Road, and the other is 100 feet down Hayden Rowe Street. One person was transported to the hospital.
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SARCASTIC THANK YOU NOTE
To the Anonymous person who took the time to paint our clubhouse:
While we thank you for your efforts, we wish you would have first consulted the membership about the colors and methods used early Sunday morning prior to the Annual Chicken BBQ.
As one of the oldest rod and gun clubs in the state with our own, some might even say outdated, thoughts on styling, the white splotches on brown affect is generally felt by the membership as too modern for our tastes.
All the members I spoke with during the BBQ stated they would have preferred a solid brown, or white, wall.
You are welcome to stop by and give it another go, but please contact me beforehand for approved color chips and some method suggestions.
Woodville Rod & Gun Club
252 Wood Street
One Hard Hat On, One Hard Hat Off
September 11, 2012 — OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) standards dictate when it is appropriate and mandatory to wear safety headgear, such as the hardhat the individual on the left is wearing. The individual on right has placed his on a hanger on the machine. They are working on the front of Town Hall 25' above the surface of the ground below.
Growing with no Soil
September 10, 2012 — State Senator Karen Spilka and Secretary of Environmental Affairs Richard Sullivan listen to Jeff Barton — owner of Water Fresh Farms Marketplace and its sister company, American Hydroponics, which grows crops exclusively in water — speak passionately about his passion. Other luminaries attending included Greg Watson, Commissioner of Agricultural Resources, State Representative Carolyn Dykema, and Selectmen Vice-Chair John Mosher.
Hopkinton Parks and Recreation Department
Rain date - Sept. 24th.
Joan Bannon, Acting Parks and Recreation Director
Are You Her Type?
Hopkinton mother seeks match using social media
September 10, 2012 —
Maria is a stay-at-home mother to our two children
ages 16 and 12. She is an artist who loves to cook,
travel, and spend time with her family and friends.
planted kidney has now failed, and Maria is in need of another transplant. She is currently undergoing dialysis treatments 3 days a week - she remains otherwise healthy, but we know dialysis will speed up her diabetes complications and put her at more risk for heart disease, amputation, and other health issues.
Maria has been on the top of the kidney/pancreas list since June 2011 (this would be from a deceased donor). Since starting dialysis, her body is rejecting her father's kidney and producing more fighting antibodies. These antibodies have now made her sensitized to certain donors - making it difficult to find a match. Her odds of matching a potential donor are 30%, therefore it is now necessary to find a pool of eligible living donors to increase her matching odds.
Mass General Hospital only received 4 kidney/pancreas' for transplant last year. Each only had a 30% chance of matching Maria, and none did. She was called in on January 26, 2012 for a transplant and the donor pancreas could not be used. The kidney alone went to the person at the top of the kidney only list. Maria was called in again on July 1, 2012 and the donor ended up having a positive cross match, which means Maria would reject the transplant. Maria was called in a third time on August 15th and this was a very good match..however, when the organs were procured the pancreas once again could not be used,We now know that it could take a long time for a deceased donor to match Maria..please help spread her story so that a living donor can come forward.
A good living donor candidate is someone who is healthy, well-informed and makes a voluntary decision to donate one of their kidneys. Living donors must be over 18 and usually under 70 years of age. They must be in good general health, have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of less than 30, a non-smoker, with no evidence of significant high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, kidney disease, heart disease or hepatitis. Living donors can live in any state and it is important to know that all medicals costs are covered by the recipients health insurance. As you might imagine, donating life to another is a remarkable gift that takes a great deal of thought that can only be obtained by being well informed.
Maria's blood type is A+ and her kidney donor must have A or O blood type. Some people have inquired on how to proceed with testing. For anyone interested, please contact:
Mass General Hospital
Donor Intake Coordinator
Patient: Maria Flannery
The above is from Maria Flannery's facebook page. See it here: http://www.facebook.com/kidney4maria
WE ARE NOT ALONE
September 10, 2012 — HopNews reader Kathleen Reale answered our facebook post about the HopNews website being down with a link to a CBS story that said "Anonymous", a group of hackers, have taken down GoDaddy, the host of millions of websites, and caused them to not function. The CBS story is here. Our readers are urged to make a favorite of www.HopkintonNews.com/ because it is working at this time. UPDATE: HopNews.com is back, our email is working, as is our new forum, Quality Conversations. Please bookmark both www.HopkintonNews.com and www.HopNews.com, but use www.HopNews.com for navigation unless the site is down.
The old server we used was a Microsoft Windows server, which is to the server world what Beta was to the consumer video. It was really good when it came out, but the world of technology chose and supported Linux, and so kept improving it. Microsoft stopped supporting changes to their servers in 2003. The old Town Talk is hosted on a Windows server, as was the old HopNews, and as are the HopNews pages that have not been converted.
So, every time there was an interruption in service and HopNews ceased to function, we were told by our domain host provider it was because it was on an old server, and it was our fault because we didn't switch. It always happened when there was a hot news story and people logged on by the hundreds to see what was up.
We have been in the process of moving pages and files to the new server since June. The plan is that once all of the pages are converted, the new server will be he new HopNews.com. But there are around 500 of them, and they have to be converted manually, so it is taking some time. When people go to HopNews.com, and this has been since June, they get redirected to HopkintonNews.com. And HopNews.com is down right now.
We have alerted our facebook fans and Twitter followers of the situation, but you can help, too.
Would you be kind enough to alert your facebook friends that to get to HopNews, they need to go to:
And to reach Robert, they can do so at RobertFalcione@gmail.com
—>> 1 New Arrests Are Here
Sunday, September 9, 2012
8:43 pm There were multiple 911 calls reporting a multi-car motor vehicle accident with personal injury on the Mass Pike. An ambulance responded along with the State Police.
5:40 pm A caller reported that there was a motor boat being operated on the Hopkinton Reservoir. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area but could not locate a motor boat. The Mass Environmental Police were notified.
5:18 pm A caller from Downey Street complained about loud jet ski's and wished it to be logged.
4:16 pm A resident of Aikens Road reported that she had returned home from vacation to find that someone was in her yard and left a pile of beer cans. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and spoke with the caller.
2:44 pm A caller reported that a tree limb was hanging over the road on Wood Street and looked like it may come down. Officer David Shane checked the area and believed that the limb did not pose an imminent threat. The DPW was notified to look at it.
11:52 am Officer David Shane assisted the Fire Department with a master box fire alarm on Parkwood Drive.
8:52 am A Wood Street resident reported some vandalism over night. An officer responded and took a report.
1:16 am Officer John Moran spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle, who was making a phone call, on Hayward Street.
1:08 am Officer John Moran reported new graffiti behind a building on South Street and advised that there was two vehicles parked there.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
7:58 pm Officer Peter Booth spoke with solicitors on Wood Street and issued a warning for a town by-law.
6:47 pm Officer Matthew McNeil spoke with individuals on Hayden Rowe Street.
6:32 pm A Hayden Rowe Street resident reported that a possible intoxicated male was banging on her door. Officer Matthew McNeil spoke with the individual and advised him of solicitor by-laws.
4:50 pm A 911 caller reported that she was being tailgated on Hayden Rowe Street. She was advised to pull over to the side of the road and let the vehicle pass.
4:44 pm Officer Matthew McNeil advised two solicitors, on Blueberry Lane, of town by-laws and the penalties for failing to register.
1:00 pm A 911 caller reported that a female was sitting close to the roadway on Wood Street. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and spoke with the individual.
12:27 pm There was a report of a down wire on Main Street. An officer responded and advised that it was a telephone line and there was no hazard.
11:18 am An officer performed community relations at the Fruit Street fields.
10:27 am Detective Timothy Brennan spoke with two suspicious hitch hikers on West Main Street. They were walking because their motor vehicle broke down.
9:30 am Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with a pool cleaner on Thayer Heights Road.
2:37 am An officer checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on West Main Street.
12:58 am Two officers assisted the State Police with a motor vehicle accident on 495.
Friday, September 7, 2012
10:58 pm There were multiple 911 calls for a motor vehicle accident with personal injury on East Main Street. Five officers responded and subsequently the operator, a 19 year old male from Hopkinton, was arrested and charged with Person Under 21 Possession of Liquor, Marked Lanes Violation, Speeding, Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended, OUI Liquor and Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle.
8:54 pm Multiple 911 callers reported a motor vehicle accident without personal injury on Blueberry Lane. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and requested the Fire Department for a vehicle that was on fire.
8:47 pm The Upton Police Department reported an erratic operator on West Main Street. Officer William Burchard located the vehicle and issued the operator a civil infraction.
8:41 pm Officer Peter Booth checked and spoke with a person who was putting up Jimmy Fund walk signs on East Main Street.
7:42 pm An Ash Street resident reported that their political sign was stolen and wished it to be logged.
4:58 pm A caller reported a motor vehicle accident without personal injury on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and requested an ambulance. One individual was transported to the hospital.
7:03 am Chief Richard A. Flannery spoke with a woman collecting recyclables on Hayden Rowe Street.
12:21 am An officer checked a motor vehicle on Wood Street.
September 10, 2012 — Peter Smith shares a moment he captured last evening at Hopkinton Reservoir at dusk. It reminiscent of a moment this past summer when the sky had a special moment for a band at Hopkinton Center for the Arts that was coincidentally playing a Bad Company cover about it; and doing a great job, by the way. That song is here on video.
How To Get the Most Out of Your Point & Shoot Camera:
Creative Photography 101
Wednesday, September 12, 1 PM
Photographer Kimberli Considine will discuss the fundamentals of composition, the rule of thirds,
when and when not to use flash, making use of natural light, and other creative options
that can make all the difference in turning an ordinary photo into something special.
Bring your camera. The class will go outside, weather permitting, to practice some of the things learned.
HOPKINTON SENIOR CENTER
at (508) 497-9730 to register for this free class
Planning Board to Hear
Plans for Solar Farm on Fruit Street
EL Harvey facility back on front burner
September 9, 2012 —The Hopkinton Sustainable Green Committee, according to the Planning Board's agenda for Monday, September 10, 2012, will present a plan to the board for a Solar Farm on Fruit Street. The 23-acre Solar Farm is intended to be constructed on a parcel formerly designated for low income housing on the Town-owned parcel.
The board will also hear from EL Harvey & Sons, who want to amend some of their Special Permits for their long-planned MRRF (Materials Recycling and Recovery Facility) that they will bring before the Board of Appeals. Four of the seven Special Permits granted EL Harvey are no longer needed; three because a contentious Town Meeting passed a new map that drew the WRPOD (Water Resources Protection Overlay District) around the outside of the Harvey property under consideration, and another because the use, as a result of bylaw changes, is now a use by right.
EL Harvey would like the Planning Department's Director of Municipal Inspections to determine that the changes they seek — including an increase in the size of their maintenance garage from 20,000 to 30,000 square feet— are not substantial. If he determines they are substantial, then the Applicant will need to appear before the Board of Appeals for a Public Hearing for which abutters and the public are invited to give input.
Legacy Farms will have hearings continued on storm water issues and traffic mitigation on the South side, and the redirecting of Frankland Road on the North.
Planning Board meetings begin at 7:30 pm.
File photo of then Board of Appeals Chair Wayne Davies and EL Harvey principal, Jim Harvey following the completion of the hearings.
Test your limits! Join the Boy
Hopkinton Troop 1 wants you! Now is the time to join the fun and excitement of America ’s foremost youth program for boys—Boy Scouts. Designed for boys ages 11 to 18, Boy Scouting combines outdoor activities, sports, academics, and more in a fun and exciting program that helps boys test their limits! Hopkinton Troop 1, one of the longest continuously chartered Boy Scout Troops in the US , has been serving the youth of Hopkinton , Massachusetts since 1916. This years calendar includes a wide range of monthly outdoor activities including camping, high-peak backpacking, whitewater rafting, rock-climbing, a high-adventure trip plus a week of summer camp in NH. The Troop meets every Monday evening during the school year from 7-8:30PM at Faith Community Church , 146 East Main Street . Interested boys and parents are encouraged to attend a meeting over the next couple of weeks as we kick off our new year of scouting. For more information, contact email@example.com or visit us online at http://www.troop1hopkinton.org .
Lesley Reilly, Owner of
bCalm Power Yoga Achieves her RYT 500 Certification
MA – September 2012 – Lesley Reilly recently
achieved her RYT 500 certification, a milestone in
the Yoga Alliance RYT program. With the 500 hour
certification, Lesley’s already strong Experienced
Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) 200 qualification
and commitment to teaching is further enhanced.
Alliance® is the national education and support
organization for Yoga in the United States. Formed
in 1999 it provides standards for Yoga teachers and
is recognized as a premier designation of
certification for yoga teachers. The Yoga Alliance
500 hour standards incorporate technique training,
teaching methods, anatomy and physiology study, yoga
philosophy and ethics, as well as hands on teaching
500 hours under her belt, Lesley’s enthusiasm about
her yoga practice and continuing education is clear.
She says “I am committed to providing our community
with the highest standard of Power Vinyasa yoga.
With each hour of training, not only does my own
practice deepen, but I feel truly fortunate to pass
along that experience to people in the community as
Indeed, members at bCalm Power Yoga, the studio owned by Lesley in Hopkinton, MA, can tap in to Lesley’s passion and energy. She offers a flexible schedule of classes, as well as specialty workshops and teacher training and mentorship programs that are a direct result of her many hours of dedication to her yoga practice. As Lesley says “Yoga for Every Body, Yoga for Life.”
Quality Conversations and Price Drops
September 9, 2012 — It is remarkable that only two weeks have gone by since HopNews abandoned the old discussion page in favor of the new "Quality Conversations." There are nearly 100 signed on members and hundreds more who read. There would be well over 100 if the spambots had their way, but to quote a former president, "That dog ain't gonna hunt." There are over 7,000 views of posts in that timeframe, and given that the views increased exponentially as new members signed on and more people read, it is reasonable to project that future two-week periods will yield much higher numbers.
One member lamented that it was too "plain vanilla," but if that is the only negative so far, then we can chalk one up in the success column. People are expressing themselves without the personal attacks that were the signature of the old board, and part of that is because everyone has a handle, a name they use to designate who they are to other members. Some are apparently named in a way that they do not mind if people know who they are, like droberts01748, who signed as Dave on at least one occasion. And the trolls know they can be banned for good, which has happened to one already. His opinion and links were being challenged, and he chose to answer with an insulting rant, even after being offered an olive branch.
One of the great things about the new board is that topics with new posts rise to the top of the board, and when a topic has a new post in its thread, the icon turns red for members, saving them much time. That is one of the great features of membership.
Another fun feature of membership is that a member can PM (private message) another member with a sidebar of congratulations or a question about something relevant. Some members are recognizable by their handle, which they carried over from the other board, like Robert, MrVBall, Vito, Ed Harrow, Lily, SaddleHiller, RHG and a host of others.
One such member is Andy Boyce, who is the Solar Coach for Solarize Hopkinton. Being the only person in Hopkinton that we know of with a water powered turbine for electric conversion, Andy was ahead of the curve and is on fire for alternative energy (See 2010 HopNews feature story). Renewable energy is the wave of the future. Ride the wave in the present by getting in touch with Andy and taking advantage of this particular program, which is winding down its window of opportunity to enable discounts with its tiered structure. His email is in the post below.
Solarize Hopkinton update
by Solar Coach » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:49 pm
The Hopkinton Solarize program crossed into tier 3 of the price reduction last week. The price just dropped for everyone who signed on from $3.69/Watt (tier 1) to $3.55 (tier 3). We're well on our way to reaching tier 5 ($3.39/Watt). Solarize MA is a group purchasing plan arranged by the State Clean Energy Center for all residents and businesses in town to purchase solar electric systems at a discount. The more people sign on, the lower the price and only 17 towns are eligible. If anyone is interested in joining the program or wants more information on how it works, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. There are both purchase and no money down options. 305 residents and businesses have expressed interest in getting a site evaluation so far. -Andy
Fresh Local Honey
September 8, 2012 — At Water Fresh Farm Marketplace, an interested customer in sunglasses visiting today during Family Fun Day asks the beekeeper from 2GuysBeeHives about the honey process and the bees. She is reflected in the glass of the observation hive that the group uses for education. The collection of beehives, the apiary, is located behind the greenhouses in back of the market, which sells the honey inside.
Arrrrrrr... Ye Be Findin' Treasure, Matey!
September 8, 2012 — Gregory Chesmore, 6, accepts a map from Captain Hook, on loan from ESL Theater, as mom, Andrea, holds three year-old Andrew today at Water Fresh Farms Marketplace, and a pirate helper looks on. Children searched inside for items on the map, and when they got them, they earned an ice cream.
See Me, Feel Me, Feed Me, Heal Me
September 8, 2012 — Two and a half year-old Ella Yelmaz helps make all things right with this lamb in the petting zoo at Water Fresh Farm Marketplace today. The title is a play on words from a song by the British rock group, The Who.
Work Like an Eagle
September 8, 2012 — Alex Kirshy, who is leading a group of fellow scouts collecting items for teens and Project Just Because on the Hopkinton Common at Leigh D. Hughes Square, is working on his Eagle Scout designation.
Never on a Sunday
September 8, 2012 — The use of construction and earth moving equipment in Hopkinton is allowed from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, and never on a Sunday. However, residential property owners are given a Sunday pass for outdoor work on owner-occupied property under certain conditions. The Town bylaw is here. Above, site preparation continues on the Wood Partners 240 apartment units development.
11:00 pm Two-Car Crash
September 7, 2012 — Five people were evaluated by Hopkinton Ambulance following a two-car crash that lit up the 911 phone with multiple calls shortly after 11:00 pm Friday evening. The alleged driver of the vehicle above, which sustained front end damage and air-bag deployment, was taken into custody and charged with OUI Liquor following field sobriety tests. He is also alleged to have been driving with a suspended license. Police officers removed beverage bottles and put them on the roof of the car as they did an inventory of the vehicle. The other vehicle is pictured below.
Hopkinton 35, Newton South 0
September 7, 2012 — Hopkinton met Newton South this evening and was 21-0 before the half, when these photos were taken. Below, Ben Palleiko runs with his interception, which set up the reception and goal by Shaun Palmer, above.
Traffic Advisory -
September 7, 2012
9:06 pm Two cars fully involved on fire in vicinity of 25 Blueberry Lane - Rd blocked off
9:10 Fire knocked down. Five patients being assessed. Parents arriving on scene. Ashland ambulance responding to assist.
facebook fans and Twitter followers were alerted, too.
Magic Bus Drives on Wrong Side of Road
September 7, 2012 — This school bus with the name of a Somerville, Mass company on the side, decided to leave its space in the proper lane (arrow) and take advantage of the lull in traffic going in the opposite direction to use that lane too in order to reach the storage lane for the left turn. The storage lane for the left turn is too short, moving many drivers during the day to violate the law as is this driver. It should be all the way back to the manhole cover, and likely will be one day as the traffic from Legacy Farms increases and the parking spaces on the left side of the road are removed.