Facebook and Twitter followers receive breaking news, weather alerts, traffic alerts and breaking investigations.
Updated October 1, 2012
Sunday, September 30, 2012
7:29 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil checked and spoke with a person on Wood Street.
3:56 am Officer Linda Higgins assisted the Fire Department with a fire alarm activation on Lowell Drive.
2:12 am Officer John Moran checked and spoke with two occupants of a motor vehicle on Overlook Road.
12:45 am Sgt. John Porter transported an individual from Cedar Street to the Milford town line.
12:08 am A caller requested a well being check on her grand daughter for possible under age alcohol consumption at her residence on Meadowland Drive. Officer Linda Higgins responded and advised that no one acknowledged the door bell.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
10:01 pm Officer William Burchard checked on a box truck that was wide open on B Street and advised that the operator secured it.
7:52 pm Officer Peter Booth assisted the Fire Department with a water problem at a residence on Glen Road. The ambulance was requested for minor burns to their hands.
4:51 pm A caller from West Main Street reported that she was being "stalked" by her ex-husband who she has not seen in 25 years and his new wife was sneaking in her room at night and stealing her money. She also stated that she was being video taped while in the shower. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and spoke with the staff who will monitor her phone use.
1:59 pm Lieutenant Charles Wallace assisted a disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street.
1:44 pm Officer David Shane assisted the Fire Department with smoke alarms that were going off inside a Sanctuary Lane residence.
1:15 pm A caller reported that a car alarm had been going off for awhile on Wood Street. Officer Patrick O'Brien checked the area with a negative find.
12:56 pm A caller reported that a vehicle was rolling down Church Street and witnesses placed a rock under under the tires to stop it from rolling. Officer David Shane responded and notified the owner.
12:28 pm A resident reported that a suspicious vehicle was parked in the roadway on Old Town Road. Officer David Shane checked the area and advised that the vehicle belonged there.
12:27 pm Officer Patrick O'Brien checked and secured a motor vehicle and a building on Wood Street.
11:58 am A caller reported a two car motor vehicle accident without personal injury on School Street. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and took a report.
10:00 am Officer Peter Booth completed a Drug Take Back on Main Street.
Friday, September 28, 2012
11:25 pm A resident of Spring Street was concerned due to the fact that her son saw a white van in the area a few hours ago. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area but did not find anything suspicious. The caller wished for extra checks of the area.
10:36 pm Officer Matthew McNeil assisted a disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street.
8:54 pm Officer Matthew McNeil checked a secured motor vehicle on Parkwood Drive.
7:13 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil assisted a disabled motor vehicle on Wood Street.
7:06 pm A Spring Street resident reported that when he got home a white van was parked on his front lawn, then took off quickly and a short time later passed by slowly. Officer Matthew McNeil checked the area with a negative find and the Westborough Police Department was notified to be on the look out for the vehicle.
6:17 pm A resident of Gibbon Road reported a possible cooking fire. The Fire Department was notified and responded.
6:03 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil responded to a motor vehicle accident without personal injury on Hayden Rowe Street.
5:55 pm A caller from McHugh Lane reported possible gun shots. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and spoke with a male who had a proper FID permit.
5:41 pm There were multiple calls reporting possible solicitors on Walker Street.
4:13 pm Sgt. Scott vanRaalten came upon a minor motor vehicle accident without personal injury on Main Street.
4:00 pm A motorist reported an erratic operator who just pulled into a West Main Street gas station. Officer Matthew McNeil checked the area with a negative find.
2:49 pm A caller reported a motor vehicle accident with an individual trapped inside the vehicle on East Main Street. Four officers, an ambulance and the Ashland Police Department responded and subsequently the person was transported to the hospital.
2:45 pm A caller reported that a tree was in the roadway on Elm Street. Officer Stephen Buckley stood by while the DPW was able to secure the scene.
1:37 pm Officer Stephen Buckley checked and spoke with painters on Wood Street.
1:18 pm A walk-in from Laurel Canyon Drive reported that he had some windows broken at his residence. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and took a report.
10:48 am Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with a tree crew that was working without a detail on Lumber Street. He advised them of the rules and stood by while they finished.
10:21 am There were multiple calls for a two car motor vehicle accident without personal injury but with property damage to a nearby residence on East Main Street. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and assisted with paper exchanges.
3:55 am Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with a worker on South Street who was waiting for a co-worker to pick him up.
High and Dry
October 1, 2012 — A matching grant from the Town of Hopkinton and the Massachusetts Preservation Project Fund gets the Town Hall, which is on the state Register of Historic Places, some needed sprucing up. The men above, one of them is holding a trowel, appear to be extremely close to the very top of the peak of the Town Hall roof, but they are actually nearly 20 feet away. The long lens shot from across the street compresses the background. To see the long scene from the barber shop, mouse over the image.
Hopkinton 41, Weston 6
September 30, 2012 — The Hopkinton Varsity football team braved heavy rain and wind on Friday night to post an impressive 41-6 win in Weston. The win moved the Hillers to an overall record of 4-0 (1-0 in TVL). Friday, the team heads to Dover Sherborn to begin the meat of their Tri Valley Conference schedule.
Above, Nolan Cornu leads the pack downfield. Photo by Tricia LaCascia.
Moist and Dark
September 30, 2012 — These fungi mushroomed out of the rich, aerated soil on the shore of Ice House Pond, and were still wet long after the rain had stopped today, as the moisture from one coincidentally drips onto another.
Serve Up Eats
The Hopkinton Cheerleaders served at as waitress's dishing out hundreds pancakes and bacon to supporters of the Hopkinton High Cheerleading program. This year's fundraising effort was awesome. The girls raised just over $1700 dollars... TWICE what they made last year at the same event. Photo, content by John Cardillo.
Youth Soccer Challenge sponsored
by Ashland/Hopkinton Knights of Columbus Council
All Four Corners
September 29, 2012 — Republican Charlie Garbarino waves to passersby at the Main Street/Grove Street intersection this morning while his fellow Republicans do the same on the other three corners Downtown. The Democrats were absent this morning.
High and Dry
September 29, 2012 — Despite the wet weather, the HPTA carnival on Hopkinton Common was a success, as these Raiders Cheerleaders demonstrated.
Not to be Outdone
September 29, 2012 — Borrowing an idea from their female counterparts who sell cookies, these Cub Scouts, from left Luke Patterson and Evan Ritter, at the rear of Colella's are offering popcorn for sale. They will wrap up this afternoon, and another group will take their place tomorrow.
Cub Scouts Visit 'BZ Newsroom
September 29, 2012 — Den 3 Webelos II from Pack 4 went to visit WBZ in Allston Thursday to fulfill requirements of their communicator achievement. It was a wonderful time.The boys are (at the newsdesk, left to right) Roger Benham, Chris Benham, Cameron Sivo, Aidan Wech, Sam Huntington, Nick DePatie and Olin Sivo. ~ A mom
Thursday, September 27, 2012
10:17 pm A caller reports 4 car loads of youths smoking marijuana and are very agitated on West Main Street. Officer Matthew McNeil and Sergeant Scott vanRaalten responded but were unable to locate the youths.
8:27 pm Several callers reported a disabled motor vehicle blocking one lane on South Street. Sergeant Scott vanRaalten responded but could not locate the vehicle.
8:18 pm Sergeant vanRaalten assisted Southborough Police Department with a search for a possible breaking and entering suspect on Cedar Street.
8:06 pm Sergeant Scott vanRaalten checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on Main Street who was determined to have all proper paperwork.
5:57 pm Upton Police Department reported a motor vehicle accident with no personal injuries, on West Main Street. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and took report.
5:32 pm A caller reports an 18 wheeler moving van parked in an odd spot all day long and being loaded at several times during the day on Ash Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and spoke with the crew. The large truck would not fit down the roadway so they had to transfer items to it from a smaller truck.
3:59 pm A caller reports a past breaking and entering on West Main Street. Officer Matthew McNeil responded.
1:36 pm A business on Fruit Street reported vandalism: Damage to town fields and one of the business' gates. Video surveillance shows a white Jeep Wrangler with a black or brown top as the suspect vehicle.
12:01 am Town conducted observation of street lights and sent a report to the vendor.
There is a bad accident on Route 135 near TJ's. Several ambulances, cruisers, fire trucks, wreckers and hazmat response. Might be wise to avoid the area. Traffic is being detoured around the scene. This is the only update we will do. We will not be going to photograph it. facebook and twitter got alerts.
Marilyn Janice (Melvin) Cousins age 81
Marilyn Janice (Melvin) Cousins age 81 of Concord passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at her residence. She was the beloved wife of Norman A. Cousins. Born in Hopkinton on September 29, 1930 she was the daughter of the late Curtis J. and Grace (MacNormand) Melvin. Raised and educated in Hopkinton she attended Newton Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing where she earned her degree as a Registered Nurse. Mrs. Cousins married and settled in Concord. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and then for many years as a childcare provider. Marilyn was a long time member of the West Concord Union Church where she was an active member of the choir, bell ringer and prayer groups. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed reading, gardening and was an accomplished watercolor artist. She cherished trips to the theater, exercising and luncheons with her many loving friends.
Besides her husband she is survived by her children, Richard A. Cousins of Stow, Cynthia Martell of Gardner, Carol Knox of Elkridge, MD and Jonathan Cousins and his wife Christan of FL., her grandchildren, Bryan and Jocelyn Cousins, Elizabeth and Abigail Martell, Amie and Christopher Knox and Brianna and Luke Cousins. Also survived by her sisters Judith Dodge of Pittsfield, Lois Frost of Sandwich, her brother Donald Melvin of Hopkinton, sister-in-law Bernice Melvin of FL and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Richard Melvin. Visiting Hours, Friday, Sept. 28 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Concord Funeral Home, Belknap & Thoreau Sts, Concord. Funeral Service, Saturday, Sept. 29 at 11:00 am in the West Concord Union Church, 1317 Main St., Concord. Interment will be private. Gifts in her name may be made to the West Concord Union Church 1317 Main St., Concord, MA 01742. Arrangements under the care of Glenn D. Burlamachi, CONCORD FUNERAL HOME, Concord. To share a memory or offer a condolence visi www.concordfuneral.com
Caliper Life Sciences/PerkinElmer
to Bring Over 300 Jobs to Hopkinton
"This is a really exciting time to be in Hopkinton," Dr. Hiersche
Above, Caliper CEO and longtime Hopkinton resident Kevin Hrusovsky speaks to a gathering of Hopkinton school, business and government leaders at a meeting coordinated by Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce and hosted at Caliper Life Sciences, a PerkinElmer company.
September 27, 2012 —Reiterating a commitment to enlarge the Caliper/PerkinElmer facility in Hopkinton, Caliper CEO told a meeting of business, government and educational leaders this morning that the company would be closing two facilities in the United States and one in Canada to bring professional workers, among them 300 PhDs, to Hopkinton.
Mr. Hrosovsky, whose two children went through the Hopkinton School system, emphasized the importance of the STEM [Science Technology, Engineering and Math] initiatives to compete with China and the importance of these types of businesses teaming with education to produce worthwhile careers.
Mr. Hrusovsky believes that the work his group and others in the field are doing will lead to a 100 year human life span, as well as cures for many diseases including cancers. He gave kudos to State Senator Karen Spilka, the State Senate Biotech Chair, who spoke next this morning, for working on behalf of technology initiatives.
Senator Spilka returned the compliments and said that it was a collaboration between state and local officials and businesses that contributed to business growth. The company received TIF (Tax Increment Financing) agreements with the Town of Hopkinton for reduced property taxes in exchange for new jobs and expanded floor space. She singled out Hopkinton as a place where this kind of collaboration works, as opposed to other towns in the district where it does not.
"It's a very exciting time to be a part of Massachusetts," she said. Senator Spilka also gave high grades to former Framingham Superintendent Dr. Steven Hiersche, the interim and possibly next full time Superintendent of Hopkinton Schools, who she worked with in Framingham, and introduced next.
Dr. Hiersche began his career in education teaching computers, and began his presentation this morning by citing the high standards given Hopkinton High School local and national publications, as well as the graduation rate (99%), college attendance (94%) and achievements in MCAS the arts and athletics.
He placed critical thinking and problem solving at the top of his strategic plan saying, "For me it's been my heart and soul for some time." He said that "rigor" begins with teachers and flows to students. He, too, emphasized STEM concentration.
Another part of Dr. Hiersche's strategic plan, in addition to technology and classroom initiatives, involves getting the Elmwood Roof repaired and finding a solution for the aging Center School.
"This is a really exciting time to be in Hopkinton," Dr. Hiersche said.
Photo, below: GRLA plan showing existing Caliper buildings and expansion, which has already begun. Lumber Street Extension is left,
and Elm Street is below graphic. North is to the right.
Updated September 26, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
6:09 pm Officer Matthew McNeil arrested Jeffrey Vestute, 31, of Ramble Road, Milford, on Grove Street and charged him with License Not in Possession and Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
11:41 pm Sgt. Scott Van Raalten assisted a disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street.
7:10 pm Officer Peter Booth checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on Cedar Street.
6:53 pm A caller reported that the operator of a motor vehicle was doing laps at a fast speed on Chestnut Street. Officer Peter Booth checked the area with a negative find.
5:39 pm Officer Matthew McNeil stopped a motor vehicle on Grove Street and subsequently arrested a 31 year old male from Milford and charged him with License Not in Possession and Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended.
2:00 pm A resident of Grove Street reported that a person was attempting to sell her windows and would not take no for an answer. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and issued citations for the violation of the soliciting by-law.
12:50 pm The Milford Police Department requested that an officer deliver a message to a resident of West Main Street. Officer David Shane spoke with the subject's wife who relayed the message.
11:38 am A caller from Hazel Road reported that her daughter advised her that there were males on her property that should not be there. Two officers responded and advised that they were landscapers who had a work order to be at the house.
10:13 am Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with a tree trimming crew on Frankland Road who were finished at that location for the day.
6:18 am A caller reported a two car motor vehicle accident without personal injuries at a West Main Street gas station. Sgt. Scott Van Raalten responded and took a report.
1:23 am A resident reported a motor vehicle accident without personal injury on West Main Street. Sgt. Scott Van Raalten responded and took a report.
1:20 am Sgt. Scott Van Raalten removed a tree branch from the roadway on Saddle Hill Road.
September 26, 2012 — Renown Hopkinton artist Dustin Neece has completed his "Prayer Flag" oil on linen, of a serene space on Lake Whitehall.
The original painting is available to add to someone's collection of fine art by reaching Mr. Neece at email@example.com
Solar Incentive Program Deadline Extended to Oct. 31
Solarize Massachusetts contract deadline moved due to high demand
BOSTON – September 26, 2012 – Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) CEO Alicia Barton McDevitt and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Commissioner Mark Sylvia today announced that the deadline of the Solarize Massachusetts Program (Solarize Mass) has been extended to Oct. 31, citing high demand for the solar bulk purchasing program.
The program was originally scheduled to end Sept. 30. The program, designed to increase the adoption of solar energy and reduce the cost of solar energy, offers residents and businesses long-term discounted solar pricing and lower prices than traditional sources of fossil fuel-based energy generation, which is also costly to the environment and public health.
Solarize Mass encourages the adoption of small scale solar PV systems by allowing residents and businesses to access a five-tiered, bulk purchasing program in their communities. As more people in a particular community contract for solar energy, the price drops for all involved.
“The adoption of clean, renewable energy is happening from the ground-up in communities across the state through this grassroots program,” said Commissioner Sylvia. “Together we are building a network of reliable, home-grown sources of energy and leaving a clean energy future for the next generation.”
“Extending the deadline will ensure everyone in these communities has the opportunity to take advantage of this program, which serves as a national model,” said CEO Barton McDevitt. “We’re beyond pleased with the response so far and expect the number of signed contracts to increase dramatically during October.”
To date, the 17 communities participating in Solarize Mass – Acton, Arlington, Boston, Hopkinton, Lenox, Lincoln, Melrose, Mendon, Millbury, Montague, Newburyport, Palmer, Pittsfield, Shirley, Sudbury, Sutton and Wayland – have contracted over 288 solar systems with an expected generation of 1.9 megawatts, enough to power the equivalent of 312 homes or cutting the emissions equal to taking 212 cars off the road.
Evangeline (Vellios) Payson , 91
Evangeline (Vellios) Payson , 91, passed away September 25, 2012. She had been a resident at Holy Trinity Nursing Home in Worcester for over four years due to declining health and was a former resident of Hopkinton. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late George and Aspasia (Sarafopolis) Vellios. She was the beloved wife of Hollis E. Payson who died in 1994, to whom she was married for 50 years.
Evangeline attended Harris Teachers College and Washington University in St. Louis where she met her husband, Hollis. She loved reading and gardening.
She is survived by five children; two sons, Hollis of Kelseyville, California, and George of Hopkinton; three daughters, Cynthia and the late Walter Karcheski of Louisville, Kentucky, and Christine and David Hebert of Holden, and Irene Payson of Westborough. She also leaves three granddaughters, Katherine Hebert and her husband Bryan Walsh of Virginia, Holly and Michael Trenk of Belmont and Susan Hebert of Connecticut; one great grandchild, Leo Theodore Walsh of Virginia; three brothers, Nikolas
Vellios and his wife, Dorothy, William Vellios and his wife Sofie, and Kon Vellios all of Missouri. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by two sisters, Katherine and Ellen and three brothers, James, Speros and Frank.
A private funeral service with burial in Evergreen Cemetery in Hopkinton will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home, 57 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com. Contributions in Mrs. Payson's memory may be made to the Hopkinton Public Library, 13 Main St., Hopkinton, MA. 01748, or to Friends of the Seniors 28 Mayhew St. Hopkinton. Her family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at Holy Trinty Nursing Home and Hospice Center for their care.
Updated September 26, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
10:00 pm Two officers assisted the Milford Police Department with taking possession of property that was related to an arrest in Milford.
8:20 pm A caller reported that someone was going door to door for an environmental company on School Street. Officer Peter Booth checked the area with a negative find.
7:09 pm Officer William Burchard stopped a motor vehicle on West Main Street and subsequently arrested a 20 year old male from Marlborough and charged him with Marked Lanes Violation, OUI Drugs and Possession of Class A Substance.
6:16 pm Officer William Burchard assisted a disabled motor vehicle on School Street.
6:07 pm A resident of Jamie Lane reported that she came home to find her gate open to her pool area and bicycle tracks in the vicinity. Officer William Burchard responded and spoke with the caller.
5:18 pm Officer Peter Booth checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on Cedar Street.
1:40 pm A caller reported that while waiting for the bus on Pond Street two residents heard a motorcycle accident at a nearby intersection. The operator then got up himself and continued on.
1:17 pm Officer David Shane checked and spoke with a tree crew working in the roadway on Fruit Street.
11:54 am Officer Thomas Griffin followed up on an animal call from East Main Street.
10:14 am A caller from East Main Street reported that she found a dog on her property and will hold on to it until the Animal Control Officer arrived.
9:26 am Sgt. Joseph Bennett assisted the Fire Department with an interior odor of gas on Main Street.
9:19 am Officer Thomas Griffin spoke with an individual on Main Street regarding suspicious activity.
8:30 am Officer David Shane assisted a disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street.
4:39 am Sgt. John Porter checked a motor vehicle that was parked on Wood Street.
2:10 am Officer Linda Higgins checked a motor vehicle that was parked on Saddle Hill Road.
Motor Vehicle Stop Leads to One Arrest
September 26, 2012 — An individual was taken into custody last night after his motor vehicle was stopped on West Main Street near South Street, during which a shift supervisor was called to the scene. According to police arrest logs, a 20 year-old Marlborough man was charged with a Marked Lanes violation, OUI Drugs, Possession of a Class A Substance.
Where's the House?
September 26, 2012 — A mound of soil on the Legacy Farms South site being prepared by Pulte Homes dwarfs a home on Curtis Road in this photo taken yesterday. One source has told HopNews that complaints of neighbors at Monday's Planning Board meeting led to a warning by the board of a construction cease and desist order if things are not improved. According to Massachusetts land records, the deed for the property has not yet been conveyed to Pulte Homes, although they are already doing site work on the northern end of Legacy South. Pulte plans 270 non-rental units on the property south of Route 135. Below is a view from another angle. The dirt pile above is on the far right side of the photo below.
a Bling Thing
Nancy L. Drawe
GOT BLING? Need more? You can get lots
of shiny bling this weekend up at the Hopkinton Senior
Center at their annual Jewelry Sale. On Friday, September 28
from 2-6 and Saturday the 29th, from 9 am until noon, the
Friends of the Hopkinton Seniors will be holding yet another
sale of gently used as well as new jewelry. This sale is
very popular as many people come to find that perfect
Christmas gift for a friend, daughter, grandchild, etc.
There’s everything you can imagine: rings, beaded necklaces,
gold and silver chains, watches and just about anything else
jewelry related. It really isn’t too early to think about
Christmas gifts, considering there’s only 80 something
shopping days left! The days will pass by quickly, so come
on and check out all the fine jewelry for sale!
HPTA – Fall Extracurricular Classes
Registration – Ends September 28, 2012
Picking Up Food After Sports or Classes?
Got a van full of hungry young athletes or dancers to bring home and feed?
Call ahead to order, and Bill's will bring out your steaming hot food to your vehicle when you get there!
There are spaces dedicated for that purpose in the rear lot.
Clerk Office Hours
November 6, 2012
General Election Information
Last day to register Friday, October 17, 2012
General Election Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Mail-in voter registration forms are arrival at the Town Clerk’s Office, the Library or through this link:
Contact the Town Clerk’s office or link for absentee forms for yourself or a family member. Last date to submit an absentee ballot application will be by noon on Nov. 5th: http://www.hopkinton.org/clerk/forms.htm
Active and Inactive Voters
Lists of active and inactive voters are available at the Post Office, the Woodville Post Office, the Public Library and Faith Community Church. Inactive voters should return the form included with the list or contact the Town Clerk to avoid voting delays at the Nov. 6th election.
Overseas voters link for absentee ballots: www.fvap.gov
HOPKINTON POLICE DEPARTMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL TAKE-BACK DAY V ON SPETEMBER 29, 2012
Hopkinton, MA – On Saturday September 29, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Hopkinton Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to Hopkinton Police Headquarters at 74 Main Street Hopkinton, MA. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Each day, approximately, 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time according to the Partnership for a Drug Free America. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet.
The American people have again responded overwhelmingly to the most recent DEA-led National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. On April 28th, citizens turned in a record-breaking 552,161 pounds (276 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,659 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories. When the results of the four Take-Back Days to date are combined, the DEA and its state, local, and tribal law-enforcement and community partners have removed over 1.5 million pounds (774 tons) of medication from circulation.
Main Flushing Today
America is on the verge of the largest tax increase in 19 years. Virtually all Taxpayers will be affected in one or more ways. What will this mean to you when taxes soar in 2013? It may be very important for you to understand how the changes scheduled to take effect in 2013 could directly affect your wallet and what you can do to prepare for these broader and higher taxes.
Those in higher tax brackets or with moderate to considerable wealth will also feel the sting. For example, the 28% bracket rises to 31%, the 33% bracket to 36%, and the 35% bracket to 39.6%. Wages above $200,000 if single, $250,000 if married, will be subject to an additional 2.35% Medicare tax. Those with Modified Adjusted Gross Incomes above $200,000 if single, $250,000 if married, will pay an extra 3.8% investment excise tax. This would result in a 43.4% tax on investment income.
During the fourth quarter, my office will be
reaching out to current and new clients and offering one hour
year-end planning and strategy meetings to discuss what action
could be taken before January 1, 2013. If you would like to
schedule an appointment, we urge you to call us at 508-478-2600
as soon as possible to secure a time slot.
For additional information, click
HERE to open a PDF
. And visit our website at:
DISCLOSURE: The above information has been obtained or derived from sources considered reliable, but its accuracy or completeness cannot be guaranteed, and are for general information purposes only. Wayne R. Davies and Davies Wealth Management Strategies LLC do not undertake to advise of any change in such information should legislation be adopted or otherwise. Readers should not rely solely on the above information but should first consult with competent and professional tax and investment advisors and legal counsel before taking any action.