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Rescue on Main Street

November 29, 2012 — The operator of the pickup truck on its side apparently lost a wheel after striking the parked Audi in the center of the photo. A firefighter on top of the pickup truck assists in removing the operator from her rolled-over vehicle.  The driver, 41 year-old Colleen O'Connell, Eliot Street, Ashland, was brought to the hospital under arrest, according to Hopkinton dispatch,  for OUI Liquor. Other charges are expected.
   

 

Tree of Life Event At Milford Regional Medical Center

 

The Tree of Life, an annual celebration for those who have survived cancer, who have battled the disease or who just want to celebrate life, will be held on Monday, December 3, 2012 at Milford Regional Medical Center. This year’s celebration will begin at 5:00 p.m. with entertainment and refreshments in the cafeteria, followed by the tree lighting in front of the Medical Center.

For additional information, please contact Milford Regional Medical Center, Foundation Office at (508) 422-2228.

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ESL’s USO Christmas Show December 7-8


HOPKINTON, MA (November 29, 2012) --   Bob Hope, the Andrews Sisters, and  Les Brown and his Band of Renown are just some of the entertainers that will be serenading the “troops” with music of the 1940s at Enter Stage Left’s USO Christmas Show at the Hopkinton High School on December 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $17 for adults and $13 for seniors and students.

 

Developed and directed by Paul Champlin, the USO production features holiday songs from the World War II era, such as White Christmas, Baby It’s Cold Outside and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.  It will also feature a reading of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Bob Hope, an audience sing-along, and lots of old-fashioned holiday fun.   This year’s Tribute also features several original vocal arrangements and an expanded ensemble which also includes children between the ages of six to 13.  ESL also continues its collaboration with The Point ‘n Swing Big Band to bring a taste of the Big Band era to contemporary audiences

 

“With this USO Tribute Show we take a step back in time to 1944, where fresh draftees are in London awaiting deployment,” said Champlin.  “It is the third anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day and these men and women have no idea what lies ahead.  We hope to use our music to provide them with a touch of home-spun comfort and joy to send them on their way.”

 

Unlawful to Wear Two Earbuds or Two Headphones While Driving

 

The Massachusetts State Police, in conjunction with the Department of Transportation, have begun a public awareness message on the use of personal headphones, or “ear buds,” while driving a motor vehicle. The constant need for instant communication has helped pioneer a host of advanced cell phone technology and has become an integral part of our lives. Unfortunately, this has added to the many distractions that hinder safe operation of motor vehicles.

Hands-free technology, including personal headphones, have helped eliminate the constant need to hold a cell phone while driving. But some operators have begun to use their headsets to listen to music, audio books, and other media while driving. When you use both pieces of a headset, you are closing off one of your vital senses. Your ability to hear what’s going on around you is important. Some dangers while driving are not immediately identified by sight alone and your ability to hear may be your only warning to immediate danger.

First responders, including law enforcement and fire and rescue crews, use their emergency lights and sirens to safely navigate the roadways when responding to emergencies. During daylight hours, flashing emergency lights may not be seen as easily as at nighttime, and the only way to for an operator to be warned of the emergency vehicle is from a siren. The concern is the wail from a siren can be drowned out by an operator wearing headphones in both of their ears.

Additionally vehicles registered in Massachusetts are required to get a safety inspection and part of that inspection requires the horn to be in good working order. The horn, when properly used, is a safety signal device used to warn operators of possible collisions and hazards posed from other vehicles or objects in the roadway. The wearing of headphones removes the effectiveness of those warnings, further leaving a driver oblivious of a dangerous situation.

The use of only one earpiece is acceptable under current Massachusetts law. Frankly, there is no legitimate reason for an operator to be wearing both headphones while driving. The campaign is to inform the public that wearing both headphones or “ear buds” is unnecessary and unlawful. This is a primary offense allowing police to stop and cite motorists when they’re observed to be wearing both pieces in their ears while operating a motor vehicle.

Part of this public awareness effort is the use of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s electronic signboards along highways and secondary roads. The signs are a simple, efficient and cost-effective way to inform the public on this issue and hopefully effect a change in motorist usage of these devices.

Public safety is the primary reason for this message and the goal is to inform operators of the safe, responsible and lawful use of this technology.

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Updated Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

11:01 pm A caller from South Street reported that his vehicle's rear window was smashed out. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and took a report.

5:42 pm An Ash Street resident reported hearing some gunshots in the distance. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area with a negative find.

5:09 pm A caller reported a large branch hanging above the roadway on Proctor Street. The DPW was notified.

4:59 pm A resident of Grove Street spoke with Officer Aaron O'Neil regarding threats.

3:13 pm A 911 caller reported a motor vehicle accident without personal injury on Grove Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and took a report.

2:59 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil assisted the Fire Department with a fire alarm activation on Main Street.

2:44 pm There were multiple calls for a two car motor vehicle accident without personal injury on East Main Street. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and took a report.

1:54 pm The Milford Police Department reported an assault with a dangerous weapon on Second Road. Two officers checked the area with a negative find.

8:29 am A resident of Clinton Street reported that there was a dog on her deck with no tags or collar on it. The Animal Control Officer was notified and responded.

NOTE: The cruiser is a blur in the photo on the right due to its high speed and a slow shutter speed on the camera, and the fact that the camera was held steady during the exposure, as opposed to yesterday's photo of the fire engine, where the photographer panned with the moving  fire engine and blurred the background.

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HOPKINTON BEAD

The Hopkinton Bead” will be available for sale ( proceeds support Hopkinton’s 300th Anniversary Celebration) at “The Holiday Boutique” at the CAA Barn this weekend; Friday November 30th from 3-7PM, Saturday December 1st from 10-4 and Sunday the 2nd from 12-3.    The custom made sterling silver bead comes with or without an unusual green garnet bezel set (tsavorite) stone for $65 and $55 respectively.  Featuring the letter H, the stone fits Pandora and most charm bracelets.   16 and 18 inch green or black necklaces are also available.    Both the stone and a Hopkinton Fireman’s Calendar for 2013 ($15) are available at Colella’s this Saturday from 10-2.  All items make terrific seasonal gifts and proceeds directly support the 300th Anniversary upcoming in 2015.”

 

Advent Services of Christian Healing at Saint Paul’s Dec. 6, 13 and 20

Are any among you sick?  They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray for them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord.  James 5:14

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOPKINTON, MASS. (November 27, 2012) -- This Advent St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Hopkinton will be offering services of Christian Healing on Thursday evenings, December 6, 13, and 20, at 7:00 p.m. The services will offer readings and reflections on the nature of healing, the anointing with oil, and laying on of hands, and prayers.  All are invited to come and participate, asking for their own healing or for the healing of loved ones.  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 61 Wood Street (Rte. 135) in Hopkinton.

   



Hopkinton Public Library's 8th Annual Holiday Program!
Join us on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2:45 for the 8th Annual Holiday Family Program featuring holiday storytime with Mrs. "K" and Enter Stage Left's "A USO Holiday" with "Bob Hope, The Andrews Sisters, Abbott and Costello" and a sing-a long! Fun for the whole family!
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Hopkinton Middle School Presents “Macbeth”

 

The Hopkinton Middle School Drama Club will present William Shakespeare’s tragedy, “Macbeth,” on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 in the Hopkinton Middle School auditorium, 88 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton.

 

Macbeth tells the story of a brave Scottish general who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Encouraged by his wife, the madly ambitious Macbeth uses murder and treachery to fulfill this prophecy, but pays a steep price.  The play features a cast and crew of 115 students.

 

Show times are at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Middle School Auditorium.    Tickets are $10 for students and seniors and $12 for adults. Save $2 per ticket by bringing a new toy or book for the Project Just Because holiday gift program for families in need.  Tickets are available in advance at the Hopkinton Middle School main office or at the door.  The donations must be made at time of purchase.

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Updated Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

7:25 pm An Ash Street homeowner reported a suspicious vehicle  in his driveway, and a ring of his doorbell with no one there. The vehicle left and units could not locate it.

2:41 pm A caller reported an erratic operator on Hayden Rowe Street who had trouble staying within marked lanes and was confused at the lights Downtown. The operator's Pontiac was registered to a Milford resident, so when units were unable to locate it, Milford Police Department was informed.

9:59 pm Assisted with silencing a smoke alarm on Summer Street

8:33 pm Units responded to a three-car crash on West Main Street with no personal injury.

7:24 am Assisted with a disabled motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street.

7:14 am A driver reported a truck with under-inflated tires being and an improperly covered load. Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Thomas Griffin was  directed to the vehicle by Officer Patrick O'Brien and issued a verbal warning for those offenses. The operator said he would have someone bring him an air compressor to inflate the tires.

3:32 am Officer Philip Powers checked Wild Road after the report of a dog barking for two hours, but found all quiet.

1:20 - 1:25 am officer John Moran checked on two vehicles parked at a West Main Street location.

Above, Engine 2 rushing to the scene of a 2-car motor vehicle accident on East Main Street this afternoon is kept in focus by the photographer panning with the movement, and blurring the background with a slow shutter speed.

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Executive Branch

November 21, 2012 — The "Town Fathers" took their places at Town Meeting in the front of the room on Monday. From left, Jamie Hellen, Assistant Town Manager, Selectman Brian Herr, Selectman Michelle Gates, Selectman Todd Cestari, Selectman Vice-Chair John Mosher, Selectmen Chair Ben Palleiko, Town Manager Norman Khumalo.

   
Center School Principal Submits Resignation

Dear Parents and Hopkinton Community,

After careful thought and consideration, I have decided to leave the Principalship at Center School, effective January 2013. I have recently been offered a position as the Senior English Language Arts Specialist with United Providence, working with several of the City’s most under-performing elementary, middle, and high schools.  In this role, I will have the opportunity to engage in turnaround work by coaching school principals and instructional leadership teams around high quality ELA practices and pedagogy, in both English and Spanish. 

Having been surrounded by such dynamic teaching and learning here in Hopkinton, I am excited to return to more of a coaching and teaching role in a high-need district.  While in Hopkinton, I have enjoyed sharing my practice with teachers and have been rewarded many times over by the excitement and eagerness of our student learners.  I am proud of the commitment by our faculty to support and enrich the lives of students, and it has been an honor to be a part of the Center School learning community.  I am also appreciative of the support of parents, my administrative colleagues, and the Hopkinton School Committee. 

After eleven years as a Principal, the decision to move away from that school leadership role was not an easy one.  Returning to an urban setting to help lead the focus on learning with administrators and teachers is a job that I look forward to.  Until my departure in early January, I will remain at Center School, and will work to effect a smooth transition for everyone.  Dr. Steven Hiersche, Superintendent, will be updating the school committee with plans for the interim and the long term.   

I am thankful for the many things I have learned while in Hopkinton, and the support and kindness of many has been most appreciated.  This community is fantastic, and I have been enriched by being a part of it.

 

Sincerely yours,


Christopher Kennedy, Ed.D.

 









Special Town Election
Middle School Gym
Monday, December 3,  2012
Polls open 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Visit the Senior Center
THRIFT SHOP
for a great selection of holiday decor!
Stockings, Santas, mugs, 
Christmas jewelry and more
Bring the youngsters to shop for gifts-
Many items 25 or 50 cents.
Open Mon.-Thurs. 9-3
Fri. 10-2

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Generous Town Meeting Passes All Three Articles
 Elmwood School roof the most discussed

Above, right, Finance Director Christopher Ketchen confers with Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Selectman Chair Ben Palleiko about how best to explain to Town meeting the difference between a Prop 2½ override and a debt exclusion.

 

by Robert Falcione

November 26, 2012 — Town Meeting finally convened at 7:10 pm tonight, after ten minutes of waiting for the necessary 100 voters to arrive and form a quorum. When the appointed hour, 7:00 pm came without enough voters to call the meeting to order, Town Moderator Dr. Bruce Karlin quipped, "This is one time you are allowed to use your cell phones," hoping people might call a family member to come to the meeting and boost the numbers.

         Article 1, to appropriate $1.1 million for the repair or replacement of the deteriorating 24 year-old roof of Elmwood School, passed after much discussion, not about whether it should be done, but the funding mechanism to achieve it.

         The original motion  was to fund the roof with a debt exclusion, which would trigger a borrowing over and above the tax levy for a period of ten years. At the end of the ten years, the town would no longer collect that money in taxes, shrinking the levy by that amount. There is another way the Board of Selectmen could have moved to appropriate the money.

          The Selectmen can raise taxes up to 2½ % a year over previous years, notwithstanding taxes from new growth. It is the so-called Proposition 2½ imposed by popular referendum years ago in response to out-of-control town government spending across the Commonwealth.

            Hopkinton Selectmen have been even more conservative than that by not even raising the entire 2½% each year. However, the  amount not raised one year can be held as a sort of rainy day fund to tap in a year when the Selectmen feel there is a dire need. The 2½% increase is a permanent increase in the tax levy, and cannot be undone, as opposed to the debt exclusion the Selectmen wanted, which expires when the debt  is paid, and in the case of the Elmwood roof, ten years later.

           Ken Weismantel, speaking at the microphone as a resident,  offered an amendment to the motion by deleting a paragraph, and suggested changing the funding to a straight 2½ override, which would have remained on the tax levy even after the debt was paid. He believed the Special Election to approve this measure on December 3, 2012 would be unnecessary with his deletion, but Dr. Karlin disagreed with that conclusion, saying the election would move forward nonetheless. Some in the room were hoping to bypass the election and remove any chance of losing the funding.

            Selectman Michelle Gates spoke against the amendment, saying, "I prefer the residents have the choice [at the ballot box]." 

            Selectmen Chair Ben Palleiko admitted that the board had considered the method proposed by Mr. Weismantel, but decided to continue its fiscally conservative approach and voted to seek a debt exclusion instead to fund the roof.

           Mr. Weismantel's amendment failed, and the Article passed unanimously.

         Article 2 was articulated best by Ken Weismantel, who said that when Phase VI of the sewer plan was put  in place, the town failed to complete its plan. He said the property was bettered, but the sewer never installed. Town Meeting voted overwhelmingly to approve $220,000 to extend the sewer 650 feet  down Lumber Street Extension.

          Article 3 was the simple acceptance of a small parcel of land already given to the Town of Hopkinton by the Colella's Supermarket  family to facilitate the recent upgrade of the intersection of Grove and Main Streets. It passed unanimously.

Below, Town Moderator Dr. Bruce Karlin stands at the podium with Town Clerk, and Town Counsel and his assistant to his left. Seated at the table are members of the Appropriations Committee, Finance Director, and at the end of the table, Deputy Town Moderator Muriel Kramer.

 

Louise E. Tedstone, 85

Louise E. Tedstone, 85, of Hopkinton, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at the Beaumont Nursing Home in Westborough. Born in Natick, she was the daughter of the late Jessie (Jones) and Anthony Berenius. She was the wife of forty four years to the late Charles (Bud) Tedstone, who passed in 1992.

Louise was a 1945 graduate of Natick High School, and later the Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in Boston. She was a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader for several years in both Ashland and Hopkinton and was an active member of the 4-H and Western Horsemen Association of Holliston.

She leaves four daughters, Marsha Dibbern and her husband Edward of North Adams, Lana Pucko and her husband Christopher of McDonough, Georgia, Wanda Nolet of Hopkinton and Cynthia Tighe and her husband Laurence of Seattle, WA. She also leaves behind six grandchildren, Holly Richardson, Stacy Moresi, Christopher and Charles Pucko, Brad Nolet, Julie Collins as well as 13 great-grandchildren.

Private burial services will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Hopkinton. Please no flowers. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Beaumont Nursing for their care and kindness. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.

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Found iPhone


November 26th


Route 135 heading towards Westborough


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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts

 

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

New Transactions from November 19, 2012 to November 26, 2012

Address

Buyer

Price

Date

Seller

16 Paul Revere Path Julie A. Finch, Ryan C. Deal $315,000 November 21, 2012 Stagecoach Heights Realty LLC
212 Lumber Street Karen L. Bernicke, Timothy A. Bernicke $602,000 November 20, 2012 South Mill Street LLC
13 Cedar Street Extension Bruce M. Tannenbaum, Elizabeth Tannenbaum $735,000 November 15, 2012 Rebecca L. Sipowicz, Carl J. Sipowicz, Rebecca
L. Shuffain

Last Week

80 Grove Street Sang Hwang, Karen Hwang $542,000 November 19, 2012 James E. Oleson, Norann N. Oleson
11 Appaloosa Circle Christopher H. Remsen, Sharon K. Remsen $471,000 November 16, 2012 Andrew Mastro, Ashley Mastro
14 Paul Revere Path Susan I. Gildea $317,000 November 16, 2012 Stagecoach Heights Realty LLC
10 Edge Hill Road Angie Holbrook $722,000 November 16, 2012 Catherine M. Showalter
13 Cedar Street Extension Bruce M. Tannenbaum, Elizabeth Tannenbaum $735,000 November 15, 2012 Rebecca L. Sipowicz, Carl J. Sipowicz, Rebecca
L. Shuffain

Previous Transactions

East Main Street Lots C-2-C & C-1-E,
Curtis Road Lot C-1-E
Pulte House of New England LLC $7,062,992 November 9, 2012 Legacy Farms LLC
41 Elm Street Scott A. Alexander, Toni A. Alexander $435,000 November 9, 2012 Binoy Samuel, Divya M. Samuel
35 Nazneen Circle Gautam V. Pendse, Kajal G. Pendse $430,000 November 9, 2012 Mirajuddin Ahmed, Peppercorn Village Realty
Trust
86 Winter Street Timothy Coughlin $150,000 November 9, 2012 Roger E. Collanton, Esther Nicastro-Capon
11 Turnbridge Lane Michelle A. Auterio $218,000 November 6, 2012 Barrette E. Williamson

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Updated Monday, November 26, 2012

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

7:06 pm A 911 caller reported that telephone wires were down on Spring Street causing leaves to catch fire. Two officers responded to assist the Fire Department and advised that the roadway was blocked off and the electrical company was notified. NOTE: HopNews facebook and Twitter  followers were alerted of this Traffic Advisory in real time.

 

6:12 pm A 911 caller from Hayden Rowe Street reported that there was a fire in the wall behind his wood stove. Three officers responded to assist the Fire Department.

 

5:18 pm The Holliston Police Department requested assistance with forming a perimeter for a possible attempted breaking and entering on Adams Street. Two officers responded and assisted.

 

11:19 am A resident of Tammer Lane reported overnight vandalism to a few mailboxes in the neighborhood. Officer Stephen Buckley responded to view the damage and advised that it was due to a prior hit and run motor vehicle accident.

 

8:34 am Officer Thomas Griffin assisted the Fire Department with gaining access to the main gate at the State Park.

 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

9:03 pm Officer William Burchard reported that he was checking on some youths in the Sandy Beach parking lot and advised that a very small amount of marijuana was destroyed on the scene. All the individuals were issued a verbal warning for a town by-law violation and were removed from the parking lot.

 

4:27 pm A caller reported that there was a large crate in the roadway on East Main Street. Officer Matthew McNeil checked the area with a negative find on any crate.

 

9:48 am Officer Stephen Buckley checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on East Main Street.

 

1:34 am Officer Linda Higgins checked on a parked motor vehicle on West Main Street.

 

Friday, November 23, 2012

6:46 pm A walk-in from Mayhew Street spoke with Officer Peter Booth regarding a neighbor dispute.

 

6:04 pm There were multiple calls for sounds of gunshots on Ash Street. Three officers responded and located the origin of the sound, which was fireworks, and shut them down for the night.

 

5:49 pm Officer Peter Booth checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on Cedar Street.

 

12:58 pm A resident reported that she found two dogs on Lumber Street. She also left a message with the Animal Control Officer.

 

10:58 am A Smith Road resident reported that in the last few weeks there has been a strange motor vehicle parked in her neighborhood with a male occupant. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and spoke with the caller.

 

2:19 am Officer John Moran checked a parked motor vehicle on Alprilla Farm Road.

 

2:10 am Officer John Moran checked on two motor vehicles that were parked on Tammer Lane.

 

12:23 am Officer John Moran checked a motor vehicle that was parked on Hayden Rowe Street.

 

Time of the Season

November 25, 2012 — Ten year-old Olivia Druffner and thirteen year-old sister Abigail pause by the warmth of the wood stove in the biting cold at Weston Nurseries after picking out ornaments and a fresh-cut 7' Frasier fir from Weston Nurseries Garden Center, as the Moon competes with the artificial lights for attention in the background. According to Weston sales associate, Bob O'Connell, the Frasier fir is a long lasting cut tree, and can withstand the weight of ornaments, two reasons why Weston Nurseries carries them exclusively. They have  a thousand more trees to choose  from, he said.

   
A Little Help From Friends

November 25, 2012 — Climbing a ladder in a Tower may not be what the Beatles had in mind when they wrote "With a Little Help From My Friends," but Ashland sent their Tower just in case Hopkinton needed a lift today on Hayden Rowe Street for a stubborn chimney fire early this evening. Milford also sent resources. As this incident was wrapping up, another fire broke out from live wires on Spring Street.

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Traffic advisory 11/25/12. 7:18 pm.
Spring St closed at Hill Street due to primary electric wire on ground and burning across from #133 causing brush fire. Power out to Wood Street as a result. Facebook fans and Twitter followers got these alerts sent to them.

 

 REMINDER FOR Special Town Meeting on Monday:
 Town Meeting Warrant, below, now includes Motions
See Clerk's website for more about meeting and election

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
TOWN OF HOPKINTON
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING WARRANT
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
MIDDLESEX, ss.
To any of the Constables of the Town of Hopkinton in said County

GREETINGS:
In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are hereby required to notify and warn all inhabitants of the Town of Hopkinton qualified to vote in elections and in Town affairs to meet at the Middle School Auditorium in said Hopkinton on Monday, November 26, 2012, at 7:00 o’clock in the evening, then and there to act on the following Articles:

ARTICLE 1:
Elmwood Roof Replacement

Sponsor: School Committee
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, borrow or otherwise provide a sum or sums of money to obtain plans, designs, cost estimates, and bid documents, as well as to provide for the acquisition of all materials, labor, equipment, and services necessary or appropriate for the repair, maintenance, renovation and improvement of the roof of the Elmwood Elementary School, located at 14 Elm Street in Hopkinton, Massachusetts; said sum to be spent under the direction of the School Committee and to be used in conjunction with any federal or state grants which may be available for said project .
Pass any vote or take any act relative thereto.

Required Recommendation: Appropriation Committee recommends approval
Capital Improvements Committee recommends
approval

ARTICLE ONE Motion (Appropriation Committee): Move that the Town appropriate $1,100,000.00 (ONE MILLION ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS AND ZERO CENTS) for the plans, designs, cost estimates, and bid documents, as well as to provide for the acquisition of all materials, labor, equipment, and services necessary or appropriate for the repair, maintenance, renovation and improvement of the roof of the Elmwood Elementary School, located at 14 Elm Street in Hopkinton, Massachusetts; and, for the purpose of meeting such appropriation, to authorize the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to borrow said sum in accordance with Chapter 44, Section 7(3A) of the Massachusetts General Laws, or any other enabling authority; said sum to be spent under the direction of the School Department; provided, however, that this vote shall not take effect until the Town votes to exempt from the limitation on total taxes imposed by Chapter 59, Section 21C of the Massachusetts General Laws (Proposition 2 ½, so-called) amounts required to pay the principal and interest on the borrowing authorized by this Vote.
Vote Needed: Two-Thirds Majority

ARTICLE 2:
Elm Street Sewer Line Extension

Sponsor: Board of Selectmen
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, borrow or otherwise provide a sum or sums of money to design and develop bid documents for, as well as to provide for the construction of, a sewer extension under Elm Street, from its current endpoint at the intersection with the Lumber Street Extension approximately 650 feet to the dead-end of the street; said sum to be spent under the direction of the Director of Public Works.
Pass any vote or take any act relative thereto.

 

ARTICLE TWO Motion (Appropriation Committee): Move that the Town appropriate $220,000.00 (TWO HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS AND ZERO CENTS) for design and development of bid documents for, as well as construction of, a sewer extension under Elm Street, from its current endpoint at the intersection with the Lumber Street Extension approximately 650 feet to the dead-end of the street; and, for the purpose of meeting such appropriation, to authorize the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to borrow said sum in accordance with Chapter 44, Section 7(1) of the Massachusetts General Laws, or any other enabling authority; said sum to be spent under the direction of the Director of Public Works; provided, however, that while such bonds or notes shall be general obligations of the Town, it is the intent of the Town that such bonds or notes be paid from the Sewer Enterprise Fund revenues.
Vote Needed: Two-Thirds Majority

EDITOR"S NOTE: See agreement.

ARTICLE 3:
Grove Street -Main Street Parcel Acquisition
Sponsor: Town Manager

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire by gift, purchase or eminent domain or otherwise a certain parcel of land located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Grove Street and Main Street, for the purpose of improving the intersection, said parcel being approximately 40 square feet in size and shown as Parcel A on the plan entitled “Plan of Land in Hopkinton, Massachusetts,” prepared by Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. and dated July 23, 2012, a copy of which is on file at the office of the Town Clerk.
Pass any vote or take any act relative thereto.

 

ARTICLE THREE Motion (Board of Selectmen): Move that the Town vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire by gift, purchase or eminent domain or otherwise, a certain parcel of land located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Grove Street and Main Street, for the purpose of improving the intersection; said parcel being approximately 40 square feet in size and shown as Parcel A on the plan entitled “Plan of Land in Hopkinton, Massachusetts,” prepared by Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. and dated July 23, 2012, a copy of which is on file at the office of the Town Clerk.
Vote Needed: Simple Majority

 

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Charles T. Dever, 73

 

Charles T. Dever, 73, of Hopkinton, passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at the Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Anna and Dennis Dever. He was the husband of Beverly A. (Connolly) Dever of Hopkinton.

A Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War, Charles was a member of the Local 537 Pipe Fitters Union as well as the American Legion.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, James Dever and his wife Kelma of Harwich, Daniel Dever of Hopkinton, Jennifer Cook and her husband Barry of Portsmouth, NH; 3 grandchildren, Katie, Maggie and Delaney as well as his nephews, Biff Duffey and his wife Lorraine and Donald Duffy.

There will be no visitation. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Holliston. Private burial service will take place at Bourne National Cemetery with the family. Donations may be made to Veteran's Fisher House Boston P. O. Box 230 South Walpole, MA 02071 or to Franklin Elks - BPOE 2136 1077 Pond St. Franklin, MA 02038 attn: Veteran's Oil Donation. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home.

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Holiday

November 23, 2012 — The students may have had Friday off, but these wildflowers beside Hopkins School are busy looking great.

 

 

Police Incident/Arrest Log - Most Recent First

 

Updated Friday, November 23, 2012

Arrest Log

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

10:02 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil arrested Nathan Butler Stewart, 25, of Claflin Street, Hopkinton, on Main Street and charged him with Assault and Battery, Malicious Destruction of Property over $250 and Intimidating a Witness.

 

Incident Log

Thursday, November 22, 2012

7:44 pm Officer William Burchard took a report of larceny on West Main Street.

12:53 pm A caller reported that a pothole on School Street caused two vehicles to get flat tires. Officer Gregg DeBoer checked the area with a negative find.

2:31 am Officer Matthew McNeil checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on West Main Street.

2:18 am Officer Matthew McNeil checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on West Main Street.

2:05 am Sgt. John Porter checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street.

1:52 am Officer Linda Higgins took a report of larceny on Claflin Street.

 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

10:22 pm A resident of Tammer Lane reported a suspicious vehicle parked at the end of his driveway. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and advised that there was no one around and it was secured.

9:24 pm A 911 caller reported a large branch in the roadway on Wood Street. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and removed the limb.

8:53 pm A walk-in reported a domestic incident that occurred on Claflin Street. Four officers responded and subsequently a 25 year old male from Hopkinton was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery, Malicious Destruction of Property over $250 and Intimidating a Witness.

6:44 pm A caller reported a suspicious male walking aimlessly around the neighborhood. Two officers responded and spoke with the individual who was walking to a store in Holliston.

6:36 pm A 911 caller reported being tailgated by an aggressive driver that was flashing head lights and then passed her in a “no passing zone” on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area with a negative find.

5:26 pm Sgt. Scott vanRaalten assisted a disabled motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street.

3:55 pm A Wilson Street resident reported that she was threatened. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and took a report.

3:00 pm A walk-in from Summer Street reported that someone tried to break into her vehicle overnight. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and took a report.

2:40 pm The State Police reported an erratic operator on 495 that exited onto West Main Street. Officer Stephen Buckley located the truck and issued the operator a verbal warning for lanes violation.

11:52 am Officer Stephen Buckley assisted a disabled motor vehicle on East Main Street.

11:41 am A resident of Smith Road reported a possible breaking and entering to his house. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and took a report.

9:14 am Officer Stephen Buckley installed a car seat on South Street.

8:32 am A 911 caller reported a two car motor vehicle accident without person injury on Main Street. Officer Thomas Griffin responded to take a report.

5:44 am Officer Linda Higgins spoke with person who was walking on Hayden Rowe Street to the T-station.

2:48 am Officer Linda Higgins assisted with returning a loose horse on East Main Street.

1:51 am A Smith Road resident reported seeing someone wearing a hoodie and backpack in her house crouched down in a hallway. Three officers checked the entire house with a negative find on anything suspicious.

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