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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts


Compiled  for HopNews.com by Eric Montville © 2012 All Rights Reserved

New Transactions from September 26, 2012 to October 1, 2012






8 Bridgeton Way Julie C. Hopkins $835,000 September 28, 2012 Joseph Litavis, Angela Litavis
11 Highcroft Way Angela Litavis $365,500 September 28, 2012 David L. Goolgasian, Jr.
19 Jamie Lane Daniel B. Osuch, Jaimee A. Demone $1,125,000 September 28, 2012 Douglas G. DeWolfe, Karen N. DeWolfe
20 Wood Street Kase W. Jubboori, Kathryn H. Jubboori $489,900 September 28, 2012 Nancy J. Jorstad
31 Greenwood Road Bradley K. Wilson, Yu Shan Chang-Wilson $1,025,000 September 27, 2012 David L. Goolgasian, Jr., Dianne E. Goolgasian
57 Fruit Street Luis Martin 375,000 September 27, 2012 Paul R. Gedutis, Beverly J. Gedutis
23 Alexander Road Fei Chen, Rui Zhi $495,500 September 27, 2012 Margaret M. White, Margaret M. Angel
14 Mayhew Street Charles Kreiman $377,500 September 26, 2012 Sean Perry, Bridget Perry
Last Week
20 Sanctuary Lane Unit 29 Harvey L. Katzen, Cynthia Katzen $410,701.69 September 24, 2012 Weston Development Group Inc.
Scott A. Alexander, Toni A. Alexander
10-12 Hayden Rowe Street John M. Harper, Regina M. Harper $492,000 September 24, 2012 Michael B. McLaughlin, Laura J. McLaughlin
197 Wood Street Jeffrey A. Lutz, Carolyn Corliss Lutz $607,500 September 20, 2012 Michael J. Toth, Roberta R. Toth
80 Hayden Rowe Street Michael D. Sheridan, Karria S. Sheridan $490,000 September 19, 2012 Holmestead Properties Inc.
1 Wilson Street Ashish Gautam, Swati Sharma $600,000 September 19, 2012 William Rodenhiser
30 Falcon Ridge Drive Craig Martin, Jacqueline Martin $782,400 September 18, 2012 Michael D. Sheridan, Karria S. Sheridan
73 Front Street Theodore J. Will, Suzanne Will $679,000 September 18, 2012 First Country Builders LLC
7 Thayer Heights Road Lisa M. Bates, Laurie Melanson, Theresa
$270,000 September 17, 2012 Bank of New York Mellon, CWABS, Inc.
33 Pleasant Street George M. Dolan, Jodi A. Dolan $300,000 September 17, 2012 Stacey H. Yeoman
Previous Transactions
14 Longwood Drive Steven J. Anderson, Sherie G. Anderson $590,000 September 14, 2012 Carla E. Mullen, John J. Mullen
104 Saddle Hill Road Paulo S. Mendes, Dulce C. Pinto $705,000 September 13, 2012 Michael J. Hurst, Alda S. Hurst
22 Patriots Boulevard Unit 10D Dante Bonfatti $173,500 September 13, 2012 Stagecoach Hghts Realty LLC


Police Incident Log - Most Recent First

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Updated October 1, 2012


Incident Log

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.


Cheerleaders 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 boys and girls ages 10-14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2012 Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge.  The local competition will be held Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 1 pm at the Stone Park, Summer Street, Ashland.

All boys and girls 10 to 14-years-old (on Sept. 1) are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions.  The Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge is a competition designed for players to demonstrate the most basic of soccer skills — the penalty kick. Each player will be allowed fifteen shots at the goal from the penalty line.  Points will be awarded depending upon the area of the scoring zones through which the ball passes.   All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation in the event.  Trophies are awarded to the top boy and girl scorers in each age division. Winners can progress to regional and state competitions.

Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent. The entry form can be pre-printed from http://www.kofcsoccer.com/scoresheetpdf.pdf.  There is no cost to participate.  For additional information, email kofc4822soccer@yahoo.com.

The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.7 million members in over 14,000 local councils. Last year, Knights donated 68 million volunteer hours and $150 million to charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit their Church, communities, councils, families and youth.


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

Police Incident Log - Most Recent First

Updated September 28, 2012


Incident Log

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.


TRAFFIC ADVISORY 3:11 pm 9/28/2012

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.          



Police Incident Log - Most Recent First

Updated September 26, 2012



Arrest Report

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.

Incident Log

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 dustin.neece@gmail.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.


Contact Solarize Hopkinton or Solar Coach, Andy Boyce at solarizehopkinton@gmail.com for more info,


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.


Police Incident Log - Most Recent First

Updated September 26, 2012


Incident Log

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.


It's a Bling Thing

Senior Moments
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!

Not only will there be the grand jewelry sale, but the ever popular book sale will be going on at the same time. At previous sales, I’ve seen people cart out boxes and boxes of books they’ve purchased at a wonderful bargain price.

Another nice surprise is that the Thrift Shop will be open and the good news is that EVERYTHING in the shop will be half price. That’s 50% off! Isn’t that one of the best things you’ve heard all week?

Well, now that you have all these wonderful reasons to stop by the senior center this Friday and Saturday, we hope to see you there. Bring your friends too, you’ll all have a fun shopping experience!

Remember, you’ll not only be getting some great bargains, but you’ll also be helping the center’s transportation and nutrition programs as all money proceeds go directly to offset the costs of these two programs.

That’s it for now, so if you have any comments or suggestions, you can email me: Punkala@aol.com . Until next time, have a great week!




HPTA – Fall Extracurricular Classes Registration – Ends September 28, 2012
Registration ends Friday, September 28 at midnight!  Please see the catalog for the list of classes, dates, and costs.  Classes registered after Sept. 28th are not guaranteed placement and there will be an additional $40 late fee.  See Catalog and visit www.hptaonline.com for more details.


The Carnival is Coming Back to Town! – September 29, 2012

This event is sure to bring a smile to your face!   Stop by Saturday to purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win an iPad2 and for some fun and excitement!  Don’t miss out on Luna, the Clown performance from 11:00 – 12:00 at the town Gazebo. Pre-purchased tickets can be picked up at the “Will Call” table.  Ticket booth closes at 3:30.  Raffle will be held at 3:45.     Visit www.hptaonline.com for more details.

The proceeds from this fundraiser will directly benefit the HPTA in its mission to support the enrichment and betterment of the Hopkinton Schools through curriculum enrichment, parent education, communication, and teacher support.

Location: Town Common
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Rain date: 9/30


Annual Halloween Costume Sale! – September 29, 2012
While having fun at the carnival, make your way over to the Annual Costume Sale. All gently used costumes priced beginning at $5. Costume accessories will be for sale too. Visit
www.hptaonline.com for more details.

Location: Center School Cafeteria
Time: 10 am – 2 pm


Bottle & Can Drive – Canceled
The previously scheduled bottle & can drive for September 29
th has been CANCELED. The next scheduled drive is October 27th.


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.


Town Clerk Office Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM



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, 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.


Water Main Flushing Today
On Tuesday, September 25th , at approximately 9:30 AM, crews will be flushing portions of the newly installed water main on Front Street. This flushing is necessary in order to test the mains and prepare them for active service. Please check your water before using it to ensure that it has cleared from the flushing, should any discoloration occur. We estimate the flushing to take approximately one hour to complete.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we thank you for your cooperation.



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.

Absent bipartisan action by the US Congress and the President in the next 3 months, taxes will automatically increase on the middle class. For example, the lowest current tax bracket of 10% will be eliminated and replaced at a higher 15% rate; the child care tax credit will be cut in half; single and married taxpayers with taxable income of $35,350-$85,650 and $70,700-$142,700, respectively, will move from the 25% to the 28% bracket; the favorable 15% tax rate on qualified dividends will end; many in the middle class will now be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax since it will kick in for singles with $33,750 and joint filers with $45,000 in taxable income; and all Taxpayers will pay 5% more in taxes on long-term capital gains from mutual funds and other investments regardless of their bracket.


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.

The threshold for federal estate (death) tax liability, currently at $5.120 million with an initial 35% tax rate, will drop to $1 million with an increased 55% initial rate. Since the gross taxable estate includes real estate, life insurance death benefits, retirement accounts, cash and other investments, starting in 2013 estate taxes will affect many middle class and wealthy families who have saved a “nest egg” and created a legacy for their children.


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: www.DaviesWealthMS.com/ 
Thank you.
Wayne R. Davies
B.S., J.D., LLM Tax, CFP®, ChFC®, CFS®
288 Main Street, Milford, MA 01757-2521

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.


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts


Compiled  for HopNews.com by Robert Falcione © 2012 All Rights Reserved

New Transactions from September 16, 2012 to September 24, 2012






20 Santuary Lane Unit 29 Harvey L Katzen, Cynthia katzen $410,701.69 September 24, 2012 Weston Development Group Inc
10-12 Hayden Rowe Street John M Harper, Regina M Harper $492,000 September 24, 2012 Scott A Alexander, Toni A Alexander
Michael B McLaughlin, Laura J McLaughlin
197 Wood Street Jeffrey A Lutz, Carolyn Corliss Lutz $607,500 September 20, 2012 Micahel J Toth, Roberta R Toth
80 Hayden Rowe Street Michael D Sheridan, Karrla S Sheridan $490,000 September 19, 2012 Holmestead Properties Inc
1 Wilson Street Ashish Gautam, Swati Sharma $600,000 September 19, 2012 William Rodenhiser
30 Falcon Ridge Drive Craig Martin, Jacqueline Martin $782,400 September 18, 2012 Michael D Sheridan, Karrla S Sheridan
73 Front Street Theodore J Will, Suzanne Will $679,000 September 18, 2012 First Country Builders LLC
7 Thayer Heights Road Lisa M Bates, Laurie Melanson, Theresa Melanson $270,000 September 17, 2012 Bank of New York Mellon, CWABS, Inc
33 Pleasant Street George M Dolan, Jodi A Dolan $300,000 September 17, 2012 Stacey H Yeoman
Last Week        
14 Longwood Drive Steven J Anderson Sherie G Anderson $590,000 September 14, 2012 Carla E Mullen, John J Mullen
104 Saddle Hill Road Paulo S Mendes, Dulce C Pinto $705,000 September 13, 2012 Michael J Hurst, Alda S Hurst
22 Patriots Boulevard Unit 10D Dante Bonfatti $173,500 September 13, 2012 Stagecoach Hghts Realty LLC
Previous Transactions        
108 Ash Street Jeffrey A. Ahearn, Matthew R. Ahearn, Victor W.
Diune, Gina H. Diune
$470,000 September 7, 2012 Ildolyn Ahearn Trust
2 Walcott Street Benjamin M. Hehn, Alexandria C. Ellis $119,000 September 7, 2012 Ginette B. Hehn, Marie Simonine Leduc Est.
13 Thayer Heights Road Southgate LLC $307,500 September 6, 2012 Gail J. Belmore
41 Nazneen Circle Avishek Kumar, Manuranjana Kumar $427,500 September 6, 2012 Mirajuddin Ahmed, Peppercorn Village Realty Trust
126 Fruit Street Paul Alan Starbard $394,025 September 4, 2012 Denise L. Stickney, Frederick J. Rousseau Est.



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