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Bring it On!
The Woodville Rod and Gun Club would like people to know that their game feed will be held this evening, February 9, 2013 as planned, so put on the feedbag and stop by.

 

Good Morning, this is Fire Chief / Emergency Management Director Ken Clark


Your Public Safety Agencies and the DPW would like your support and cooperation in the following area(s); we strongly recommend that all residences with natural gas, propane and oil fired appliances insure that all make up air, vent pipes and flues at grade level are free of snow. Insure Carbon Monoxide detectors are functioning and be aware that exposure to Carbon Monoxide can produce flu-like symptoms such as headaches, nausea, dizziness, confusion and fainting. Please call 911 if you need assistance with locating and or clearing these devices. If able, check in with your neighbors who may need assistance. The Governor’s State of Emergency and Vehicular Travel Ban are still in place. Due to current conditions even traveling on foot in the roadways is not advised. To allow our DPW the opportunity to efficiently clean our roadways please insure that all vehicles are secured off the roadways and do not push, blow or throw snow into the roadways. While the storm appears to be winding down its affects are far from over. The DPW reports all roadways are open to facilitate the response of public safety vehicles but many are still narrow and need additional work. The DPW will need many more days to complete their cleanup operation. The snow removal operation has been prioritized and due to the heavy snow fall sidewalks, high snow banks and parking lots will be completed as resources become available. As always dial 911 for any emergencies and access the Town of Hopkinton website at www.hopkintonma.gov/emergency  for additional information. Thank you for your continued support.

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Thanks to Dave Granlund for sharing his insightful and humorous perspective on our lives.

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Winter's Wrath


February 9, 2013 — Kevin Hilson is good enough to share a  photo where his backyard and Lake Maspenock have joined in a wintry union. Got a snow photo to share? Got a dogsled or snomobile photo to show? Please send it along to Editor@HopNews.com .

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 Susanna M. (Montalbano) Schneider

Susanna M. (Montalbano) Schneider passed away peacefully and unexpectedly on Feb. 5, 2013 at Mass General Hospital. She was the beloved wife of 15 years to the late Donald C Schneider, and former wife of the late Robert E McCluskey.

 

She was the daughter of C. Gretchen (Mirabile) and Nicholas J Montalbano of Ashland. She leaves behind daughters Maryjo (Anthony) Gagliani, Kathleen (Richard) Schofield, Doreen McCluskey and son Paul McCluskey; grandchildren Jessica, Nicholas, Richie and Zachary Schofield; her sisters Joanna Montalbano, Carola Girvan and her family, Joseph, Michael and Christina (John) Dervin; sisters in law Marjorie Schneider, Margaret Cleary, brother in law Richard (Christine) Small and families; extended family in Texas, Donald Schneider Jr, Paul (Mary) Schneider, Kelly (William) Connally, Greg (Karen) Schneider, Michael McMicken and their families; many cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and countless former and current school children whom she inspired and loved as her own. She was a graduate of Ashland High School and Framingham State College '58 devoting a lifetime to teaching. Susanna's loves and passions in life were too many to list here.

 

Her family invites you to visit the Norton Funeral Home web site to read more about her life story and share your memories. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation at Norton Funeral Home, Framingham, MA, on Sunday Feb. 10, 2013 from 12 to 3 pm. As an expression of sympathy, donations in her memory may be made to Framingham Heart Study or a charity of your choice . For online directions and guestbook please log onto www.nortonfuneralhome.com

 

More of Susanna's Story:
Susanna graduated from Ashland High School in 1954 and from Framingham State College in 1958 with a Degree in Education. 
 While her teaching career began in Framingham, she taught for over 30 years in the Hopkinton public school system.  After a brief retirement she returned to the classroom working for the Effingham Elementary School in NH.  

 

Susanna was a founding member of Hopkinton’s Poly Arts Festival serving as the first Master of Ceremonies.   In the 1970’s she wrote, directed and produced music comedies to raise money for “Reading is Fundamental”.  She helped establish Hopkinton’s “Reach” and “Odyssey of the Mind” programs, later known as Destination Imagination, taking her first OM team to the state finals.  She loved her professional colleagues, sharing in frequent book club meetings, trivia night at The Whitier House, lunch at Mount Washington Hotel, snowshoeing, kayaking and gardening.  She had a passion for music, listening, learning to play new instruments, and serving as back up vocalist and percussionist for “The Waynestock Band.”  She had an eclectic taste in music but her favorite music of all was the sound of a room full of laughter.  

 

As our dear friend Mary Murphy said “She was a Renaissance masterpiece and she said yes to life.”  Mom was the Pied Piper we all followed.  She will be the sun in our sky and we will embrace her memory every single day.  

 

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Prelude to a Storm

February 8, 2013 — The Veterans Memorial Gazebo on the Hopkinton Common stood in solitude this afternoon as people went home and stayed there for the most part, as the Governor recommended.

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In the Beginning

February 8, 2013 — DPW workers were already at the job in mid-afternoon on Friday, preparing the roadways for what was to come.

 

The SnowBow
Save your back!
See it below and on the website: www.snow-bow.com
 
Send HopNews YOUR Photos: Editor@HopNews.com
 

Even though the media is exempt from the Governor's ban on travel, we'll soon be hunkering down in the HopNews bunker. Nonetheless, HopNews will continue to bring news from our sources to readers, as well as critical storm-related information here and to our facebook and twitter feeds. We also appreciate photos from our ever-growing body of talented readers.

BEFORE...

February 8, 2013 — The Zetteks, like people who make lemonade when they get dealt lemons, have made a fine igloo from the snow thus far this season. However, they look forward to the coming snow and promise a photo of what it will look like afterward.

   
    Police Incident/Arrest Log - Most Recent First
Updated Friday, February 8, 2013

Summary

The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

1 Time the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

1 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Check.

3 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

5 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

1 Time the Police participated in Community Relations or passenger safety.


Arrest Log

Thursday, February 7, 2013

1:41 am Officer Jacob Campbell arrested Amanda J. Sullivan, 21, of Howard Street, Northborough, on West Main Street and charged her with Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended.


Incident Log

Thursday, February 7, 2013

10:31 pm A caller from Ash Street reported a noise complaint of someone playing loud music. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and spoke with the resident who stopped playing drums for the night.


3:38 pm Detective Timothy Brennan transported a prisoner from the Grafton Police Department to the Upton Police Department.


2:27 pm A 911 caller reported that a vehicle crashed into a light pole on West Main Street. Two officers responded and took a report.


1:22 pm A 911 caller from College Street reported a past breaking and entering. Three officers responded and took a report.


9:17 am A West Main Street business requested an officer for a shoplifter. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded to take a report.


9:05 am A walk-in spoke with Chief Richard Flannery regarding a suspicious incident that happened on Lumber Street last Friday.


2:44 am A resident of Huckleberry Road reported that her house alarm just went off. Two officers checked the residence and found it to be secured.


12:52 am Officer Jacob Campbell stopped a motor vehicle on West Main Street and subsequently arrested a 21 year old female from Northborough and charged her with Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended.


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

10:20 pm A 911 caller from Hayward Street reported an animal screeching for the past 20 minutes. Officer Gregg DeBoer checked the area with a negative find.


8:41 pm A resident of Front Street reported that his 14 year old foster child ran away. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and took a report.


4:09 pm A 911 caller from Daniel Shays Road reported that her heater malfunctioned which started a small fire that has since been extinguished. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and assisted the Fire Department.

 

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Friday, February 8th

Blizzard of 2013

 

With the threat of a major winter storm this afternoon, we will not have our regular Friday tasting.

 

We do, however, plan to remain open until 9 PM Friday; and, we plan to be open 10 AM - 9 PM Saturday.

 

 

School Committee Okay with Parking Buses in Hopkinton - Needs Site

Half-days discussed

 

by Muriel Kramer

February 8, 2013 — In response to the Planning Board’s inquiry regarding potential zoning changes for Annual Town Meeting in May that could include zoning that allows a school bus depot,  the School Committee was unanimous in support of any and every effort in that regard.  Director of Finance Ralph Dumas provided detail that suggests a potential annual savings of $111,000 if the lot was in Hopkinton and centrally located in town.  The Town could save $15,000 in excise tax annually that currently goes to Ashland, $10,000 in rent for the lot and up to $86,000 annually in labor and gas savings with drivers not having to make the 16 mile round trip to Ashland daily.  The lot would need to be 20,000 to 25,000 square feet to accommodate buses and 25 driver-owned private vehicles; additionally a fuel tank truck would need to be able to access and fuel the buses on a weekly basis.  The SC unanimously voted that “Every opportunity to park our buses in Hopkinton should be pursued.”

 

There was less consensus on the issue of sidewalks.  The Planning Board had also sent a letter to the School Committee requesting feedback as part of their effort to update the 2007 Master Plan for Hopkinton. The PB asked if there were any areas in the vicinities of the schools that could benefit from sidewalks; further they asked the SC to quantify any potential savings in student transportation costs if sidewalks were added to connect specific roads or neighborhoods.  While the SC discussed feedback regularly received that Ash Street is treacherous and needs sidewalks, they acknowledged the difficulties of pursuing sidewalks on the scenic road.  Further, there was little data available to support the idea that adding sidewalks there or anywhere would definitively reduce traffic congestion or transportation costs.

 

The Draft School Calendar for next year was discussed and there are some distinct difficulties ahead.  The public is encouraged to provide feedback now to the discussion if interested.  As always early release days are a hot topic with parents of elementary students; the early release days are part of the current contract and provide necessary opportunities for professional development.  Currently the draft calendar is looking to make those ½ days fall on Fridays rather than Wednesdays to provide instructional continuity in the week and perhaps ease the circumstance for parents needing to arrange work schedules to accommodate for child care on those days.  Interim Superintendent Dr. Steven Hiersche offered, “As a long term goal we need to figure out a way to not lose professional development time and minimize those ½ days.”  Another challenge is to accommodate the ½ days in the Fall that support parent teacher conferences; the draft calendar contemplates concentrating them in November, so October and December can have greater instruction time continuity.  The draft calendar for November includes two days off for Election Day and Veteran’s Day, 4 early release days and an early dismissal day for the Thanksgiving break.  Another concern is the start of school currently set as Wednesday September 4th.  Rosh Hashanah is the 5th, so there would only be school on Wednesday and Friday that first week.  While no in-depth discussion was held on the topic, there was some suggestion that the SC might look at eliminating the religious holidays—Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur (this year falls on Saturday) and Good Friday.  SC member Rebecca Robak offered, “Currently we only offer days off for Christian and Jewish holidays, not other holidays that other members of the community might observe.”  Now is the time to contact the Superintendent or SC members with concerns or input on the calendar for next year.

 

The SC also discussed the extensive list of capital items they voted last week to put forward as place holders for articles at ATM in May. 

1.       Elementary School Feasibility Study                 $600,000

2.       Joint Telephone System Installation                                $  50,000

3.       Emergency Generator – Hopkins                      $205,000

4.       Upgrade Fire Alarm System – MS                     $185,000

5.       Buildings & Ground Equipment, mower         $  80,000

6.       MS Auditorium Upgrades                                     $  32,000

7.       Loop Road Repair                                                     $  96,000

8.       Elmwood School Feasibility Study                     $300,000

9.       Ceiling Tile Replacement – Hopkins                  $203,000

10.   Buildings and Grounds Storage Facility           $250,000

The discussion led to a vote to defer requests for four of the line items this year; the SC voted to remove #4 (not a safety concern, an ease to repair circumstance according to members), #8, #9 and #10.  Robak also advocated for deferring #6 at this time given that large increase in budget request put forward this year, but other members did not support that idea at this time.

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US Postal Service to Drop Saturday Mail Delivery

The United States Postal Service, which is in the red for billions, claims ending Saturday delivery will save $ 2billion annually.

The USPS is the country's largest "private" employer, keeping over a half million people employed, some of them driving a quarter of a million vehicles, said to be the largest fleet in the world.

Scott Pelley of CBS News said this evening said that there are more Post Offices than McDonalds, Wal-Marts and  Starbucks combined.

The loss of revenue as a result of electronic email is largely to blame, and a business model that raises prices to make up for lost volume surely hasn't helped either. Add to that a refusal to trim a work force with layoffs or close smaller offices equals bad business.

How do you feel about the loss of Saturday delivery starting  in August?--------->>
Please vote once.
POLL CLOSED

  POLL RESULTS


Readers were given some information in the left frame and then asked to participate in the poll above, which is now closed. A consistent 85 % of those responding agreed with the idea of stopping Saturday mail delivery by the USPS, proving that at least there would be little resistance to such a move by the public. Some members of Congress, however, say they are the only ones with that jurisdiction.

Absent some sort of legal challenge, the change is set for August, 2013.
Thank you to the 338 readers who participated.

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Women's Art Forum Postponed

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts Women's Art Forum, originally scheduled for February 8, has been postponed to February 15 because of the impending blizzard.

 

Changes to Representative Dykema’s Local Office Hours
 
Due to the major winter storm that will impact the state tomorrow, Representative Dykema is rescheduling her office hours that had been slated for Friday February 8th. Her new Hopkinton office hours will be on Monday February 25th in the evening.
 
Residents are encouraged to stop in to the office hours to share concerns, questions and opinions on state issues or simply to chat over a cup of coffee.
 
As always, if the scheduled office hours are not convenient for you, please call the office at (617) 722-2210 or email leah.robins@mahouse.gov to set up a personal appointment either in the district or at the State House. 

Monday, February 25
6:30 – 7:30pm
Hopkinton Public Library
13 Main Street
Hopkinton
Message From Fire Chief:

2/7/2013 6:08:42 PM EST - Good Evening Hopkinton Residents,


This is Fire Chief / Emergency Management Director Ken Clark. A quick message related to the impending potential severe winter storm. The Hopkinton Emergency Management Group met and plans are in place to deal with the anticipated effects of this event. With the potential of more than two feet of snow and winds gusting to 60 MPH we ask all residents to take the appropriate steps to ready themselves. Your Public Safety Agencies request your assistance in the following area(s); during the event avoid non essential travel, insure vehicles are secured off the roadways to facilitate snow removal operations, vehicles parked on any public way that impedes snow removal operations may be ticketed and towed, Fridays curb side trash pickup operations will begin at 5:00 AM and the Wood Street recycling center will be closed on Saturday. Additional emergency preparedness information is available athttp://www.hopkintonma.gov/emergency.

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Governor Patrick Live at 5:30 pm.

The Governor has asked that people stay off of the roads after noon on Friday. He has asked that all schools close. The MBTA will close at 3:30 pm; in other words, the last train out of Boston will leave at 3:30 pm on Friday.
There will be gale force winds and up to 2.5 feet of snow in some areas.

 

School Cancellation due to weather - 2/8/2013
Due to heavy snow in the forecast, Hopkinton Public Schools will be closed on Friday, 2/8/2013. All school facilities will also be closed on Saturday. Follow HPS on twitter: https://twitter.com/HopkintonPS
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Emergency Recommendations for Dialysis patients 


Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, would like to provide safety tips to dialysis patients whose treatment schedules could be affected by the storm. 
FMCNA recommends that dialysis patients have the following plans in place:


    • Keep your emergency phone numbers handy.
       When bad weather threatens, contact your local facility and follow instructions they may provide. FMCNA offers a patient hotline at 1-800-626-1297, for any FMCNA or non-FMCNA patients who need help finding the nearest open dialysis facility in a disaster. The hotline is staffed by customer service specialists who can provide locations and contact numbers for alternate facilities, if necessary.

 

    • Have a disaster plan. Talk to your doctor, dialysis care team and family about your disaster plan — what you should do and where you should go if a disaster strikes. Keep track of local weather forecasts.

 

    • Keep proper emergency supplies on hand. Have ready access to a first-aid kit, flashlight (with extra batteries), blankets, battery-powered radio, cell phone, non-electric can opener and any necessary medications.

 

    • Make sure you have a ride. If you are an in-center patient, arrange for backup transportation to the clinic with a friend, neighbor or family member.

 

    • Plan for power outages. If you are a home dialysis patient and you lose power, follow the directions given to you by the home training staff for continuing dialysis in an emergency.

 

    • Adjust your insulin. If you are diabetic, ask your doctor how to adjust your insulin dosage if severe flooding is forecasted for your area.

Note: Anyone who needs dialysis, whether or not they are a Fresenius Medical Care patient, can call 1-800-626-1297 to find the nearest open clinic. For more information on preparing for a disaster, visit www.ultracare-dialysis.com and click on “Be Prepared.”

   
Lights Out

February 7, 2013— According to witnesses, a student driver zigged instead of zagged in the 77 West Main Street parking lot this afternoon and took down this light pole on private property.  The driver, who was unhurt, was with her mother. Fire ambulance, engine, and two cruisers responded. The property owner called an electrician to repair the damage.

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Boston CBP Seizes Liquid Cocaine at

Logan International Airport  

Drugs Concealed in Cosmetic Containers

 

BOSTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at Boston Logan International Airport were not deceived by a traveler’s creative drug concealment method when 24 pounds of a liquid cocaine mixture was discovered and seized in small cosmetic containers.

 

On Jan. 28, the alleged smuggler, 38-year-old Johanna Carolina Ortiz, a U.S. Citizen, arrived on a flight from Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic, and was referred for a secondary enforcement examination.

 

During the baggage examination, CBP officers located a large and suspicious amount of cosmetic products in Ms. Ortiz’s suitcase. Further testing and examination confirmed 24 pounds of a liquid cocaine mixture, concealed in 25 bottles and canisters, labeled as hair products and hand lotion.

 

“The vigilance and experience of our CBP officers has prevented an alleged smuggler from introducing harmful narcotics into our communities,” said Kevin W. Weeks, director of Field Operations in Boston. “This arrest exemplifies the extreme measures criminals will undertake to smuggle contraband, and CBP’s mission and determination to intercept persons and contraband that pose threats to our country.”

 

Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) agents were contacted, and Ms. Ortiz, the narcotics and her personal belongings were turned over to the Massachusetts State Police Logan Airport Narcotics Task Force for further investigation and prosecution by the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, Massachusetts.

    

The charges and allegations contained in criminal complaints are merely accusations, and defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

For more on CBP’s border security mission at our nation’s ports of entry, please visit the CBP Web site. (http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/border_security/port_activities/)

 

 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws

 

Hillers to Harvard for Award

I am writing on behalf of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association to announce that Hopkinton High School will be awarded the 2013 Division II Boys' Winter Swimming and Diving Team Sportsmanship Award.
 
Please accept our congratulations for this outstanding accomplishment. Presentation and recognition for this achievement will take place during the MIAA Swimming & Diving State Championship on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Harvard University. Award presentation time will be 12:25 pm.
 
It would be appropriate that at a minimum, the high school principal or athletic director, swim coach and team captains are present to receive this honor. Other team members who contributed to this honor are welcome to be our guests at the meet. 
 
Congratulations again. We are looking forward to appropriately recognizing your swim program for this great award. 
 
Best Regards,
 
Ned Doyle
MIAA Assistant Director

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Marion Farnholtz Cool, 76

 

Marion Farnholtz Cool, 76, went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 7, 2013 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.  Marion was a Hopkinton resident from 1973 to 1985 and many children from that decade who attended Center School will remember hearing the weekly announcements over the intercom on Thursday afternoons calling all children for Mrs. Cool’s Bible Club to report to the cafeteria for dismissal.  She taught hundreds of children about God over the years and put Bibles into every one of their hands at her own expense.  Additionally, she was a member of the Hopkinton Congregational Church and taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School there.  She was also a member of The Church of His Coming in Woodville at the time.

 

Raised in upstate New York, Marion graduated from Dolgeville, NY High School and became a secretary at Cornell University.  She loved her time there and volunteered with orphanage children. She literally married the “boy across the street” from her, Harold Cool, who was, as she always put it, ‘her rock’. 

She moved to California, and then Sun City West, Arizona with her husband after retirement and enjoyed her roles in Women’s Aglow Fellowship and Women’s Ministries.

 

Her sons, Brian and Steven Cool, went to be with the Lord in 1984 and 2004 respectively.  She is survived by her husband, Harold Cool (Arizona), her daughter Lynne (Cool) Dooley and son-in-law Mark (Idaho) and their children Kurin and Abbi, a grandson Jared Brian Herrera (California), a daughter-in-law Terry Cool (California), her brother, Reverend David Farnholtz and his wife Erisina (Pennsylvania), close friend Joyce Banagis and her family (New York) and numerous friends, nieces and nephews.

 

Service arrangements have not been made at this time.  Her remains, after Alzheimer’s research is completed, will be brought to Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville next to her son Brian David Cool.

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February 7, 2013 — First competition of the year and the Hopkinton Cheerleaders are off to a fantastic start with first place at the Milford Invitational. This weekend come see them compete at the TVL Championship at Medway High School this Saturday (weather permitting). Go Hopkinton Cheerleaders!!    ~ John C.

 



Help, Don't Bury


The Water Department requests your assistance, in maintaining accessibility to the town's fire hydrants, for the safety and protection of everyone. During the winter hydrants can become buried by snow during a big storm. If you have a fire hydrant that that is near your home, please help us make it visible and accessible to the Fire Department for use in an emergency. Precious seconds can be lost searching for the hydrant or removing snow to gain access to it. Help make your neighborhood safe for everyone!

Please remember that it poses a major fire safety hazard to bury a fire hydrant by shoveling, plowing or snow blowing. The Water and Fire department would like to thank you for your cooperation in helping to maintain fire safety. (File photo)

~ Eric Carty, Water Sewer manager

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Kudos to the School Committee

 

Dear  Editor,
Last week the Hopkinton School Committee selected Cathy MacLeod to serve the citizens of Hopkinton as the next Superintendent of Schools.  Their decision followed a very thorough process I was pleased to participate in, along with several other Hopkinton residents, as a member of the Superintendent Search Committee. 

 

The Superintendent Search Committee reviewed dozens of resumes, pared the list of candidates down to those that met specific qualifications articulated by the community, interviewed each of the semi-finalists over several nights, scored those interviews numerically, and finally, voted a slate of candidates to move forward to the School Committee.  Thereafter, the School Committee conducted further interviews, conducted background searches, checked references, visited each of the candidates’ current districts and sought additional public input on the finalists.  The slate of finalists were top notch people with very bright futures ahead of them.  Selecting just one individual was not an easy task!  The deliberations last week by the School Committee to reach a final decision were done in public and were the culmination of a highly professional process.

 

I congratulate the Hopkinton School Committee for their thoughtful and thorough hiring process.  Please join me in thanking them for their dedication to our community.  

 

Brian Herr, Selectman

February 6, 2013

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    Police Incident/Arrest Log - Most Recent First


Updated Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Summary

The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

1 Time the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

1 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Check.

2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.


Arrest Log

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

1:17 am Officer John Moran arrested Matthew Francis Bardellini, 27, of Winter Street, Hopkinton, on West Main Street and charged him with Speeding in Violation of Special Regulation.


Incident Log

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

10:31 pm The DPW reported a heated argument inside a motor vehicle on Meadowland Road. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and advised that it was only a verbal argument.


10:09 pm An person approached Officer William Burchard to advise him that he did not want any contact with several people. The other individuals were advised not to contact the person.


8:16 pm A resident reported that there was a suspicious motor vehicle parked in the bird sanctuary on Clinton Street. Officer Peter Booth responded, spoke with the operator and forced him to destroy a small amount of marijuana on site.


8:14 pm A caller from Daniel Shays Road reported a suspicious incident where a person was looking for a house down the street and then the operator parked their vehicle in front of the caller's residence. Sgt. Michael Sutton responded and spoke with all parties involved.


6:14 pm Officer Peter Booth delivered a message, on behalf of the Natick Police Department, to a resident of Forest Lane.


1:21 pm A walk-in from Kimball Road reported a stolen package. Officer Thomas Griffin responded and took a report.


1:14 pm A resident reported several vehicles parked on the side of Cedar Street, causing a road hazard. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and advised that there was no road hazard at this time.


10:03 am A walk-in from Amherst Road spoke with Officer Stephen Buckley regarding fraud.


8:09 am Officer Stephen Buckley checked and spoke with an ice fisherman at the State Park.


7:34 am A Huckleberry Road resident spoke with Officer David Shane regarding suspicious phone calls.


12:42 am Officer John Moran stopped a motor vehicle on West Main Street and subsequently arrested a 27 year old male, from Hopkinton and charged him with Speeding in Violation of Special Regulation and OUI Liquor.

   
 

 

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