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Campaign Corner

May 4, 2013 — Candidate for School Committee Ellen Scordino waves to passersby as family members of her opponent in the race, Amy Ritterbusch, hold signs on the corner behind her (Below).

Below, supporters of Ellen Scordino show off their numbers at the standout today in a group shot submitted today, while just four Amy Ritterbusch signs are held in the background, left. A supporter of Mrs. Rittterbusch said her conspicuous absence today was due to her commitments with scouts.


Celebrate Local Food


This weekend Water Fresh Farm will be celebrating the local nature of Water Fresh Farm: our own Fruit and Vegetables, all the scrumptious food prepared each day in our farm kitchen, and the bounty of locally produced food you can find in our store.  In fact, several of our Massachusetts-based food providers will join us as we sample our products and let you see first-hand what fresh tastes like.


On Saturday afternoon, we will be sampling our All-Natural Pies as well as our Homemade Pasta Sauces.  Joining us on Saturday will be:

-          Smiling Sauces from Concord sampling their Zing dip, salsa, and marinade

-          Tortured Orchard from North Egremont sampling their tasty sauces

-          Golden Girl Granola from Carlisle letting us taste their fresh granola

-          Deborah’s Kitchen from Littleton showing how great their all-natural jams are


On Sunday afternoon, we’ll celebrate Cinco de Mayo with freshly made salsa.  Our taste bud fiesta will also include:

-          Julie’s Z Breads from Medway with her wonderful breads, including her gluten free ones

-          Stirred Crazy Creations from Holden with their remarkable nut butters

-          Hopkinton’s own 2 Guys Honey, educating us all on bee-keeping and the wonder of local raw honey


Top off this smorgasbord of fresh, local food with Crescent Ridge Ice Cream – treat yourself to an ice cream cone as we open the Silo for the summer!




151 Hayden Rowe Street Water Fresh Farm Marketplace                508-435-3400






Join us tonight at St Johns Church from 7-11 pm for Sounds For Sandy. It is a night of food and music provided by Carol Cheney and Steve Spector to benefit the youth group traveling to NJ in July to clean up after Superstorm Sandy. There will also be a small live auction, silent auction, and raffle. We look forward to a fun night.


Be Prepared, Get Educated

Hopkinton Annual Town Meeting
May 6, 2013
Get prepared for Town meeting - Monday, May 6, 2013
See them, and more, HERE


One Fund Run

On Saturday April 20th 2013, Mike Kelly, Karen O’Neill, Fran De Young and Lisa English of the Hopkinton Running Club (HRC), organized a memorial run to support those directly affected by the tragedy that struck at the running of the Boston Marathon.

Runners were asked to wear the traditional Blue & Yellow colors associated with the Boston Marathon. All proceeds went to the ONE Fund. The run began and ended at the “Starting Line” of the marathon located across from the Gazebo. The Hopkinton Police Department were acknowledged by Fran De Young for helping out, by providing traffic safety and for the risks our first responders undertake on a daily basis.
Photo and article: John Tummon


Hopkinton vs. Medway

May 4, 2013 — Hopkinton hosted Medway on Friday.

Jean Ann Pidgeon, 54

Jean Ann Pidgeon, 54, of Hopkinton and formerly of Uniondale, NY, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2013 after a brave fight with cancer. Jean was the beloved daughter of the late Dorothy and Charles Jay Pidgeon of Uniondale, NY, and loving sister of Patricia Larsen of Manassas, Virginia. She is also survived by and will be greatly missed by children precious to her including:  Kyle, Mark, Denise, Tucker, Thomas, Jordyn, and Tory.

Jean was a life-long teacher of infant, toddler, and pre-school children most recently at the Brookline Infant Toddler Center in Newton, MA. She was a graduate of The State University of New York at Plattsburgh and Uniondale High School. Funeral arrangements are private and have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, Hopkinton (www.callanancronin.com).  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Brookline Infant Toddler Center , 1900 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02466



Police Incident/Arrest Log

Updated Friday, May 3, 2013


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

3 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

3 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.


Arrest Log

Thursday, May 2, 2013

1:54 am Officer Robert Bielecki arrested Adam P. Ryba, 23, of Raymond Avenue, Northbridge, on Main Street and charged him with Speeding and OUI Liquor.

Incident Log

Thursday, May 2, 2013

9:46 pm A caller reported that a deer just got hit on West Main Street and then ran into the woods. Officer Gregg DeBoer checked the area with a negative find.

7:00 pm An employee of a Main Street gas station complained about a motor vehicle cutting through their parking lot.

6:13 pm A Fruit Street resident reported that a large piece of plywood had fallen off of a truck. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and notified the DPW.

3:32 pm A caller reported that the sidewalk in front of the library was very slippery due to flowers that had fallen on it. A message was left for the DPW to respond.

12:10 pm Officer Thomas Griffin responded to North Mill Street to investigate a report of a suspicious individual.

9:10 am Three officers responded to Hayden Rowe Street for a report of a verbal argument. The dispute was between Uxbridge and Woonsocket.

7:49 am A Main Street gas station employee reported that a male in his 50's fell down in the parking lot. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and confirmed that it was a hit and run motor vehicle accident. The vehicle was unable to be located.

12:45 am Officer Robert Bielecki stopped a motor vehicle on Main Street and subsequently arrested a 23 year old male from Northbridge and charged him with Speeding and OUI Liquor.


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

10:47 pm A caller from Commonwealth Avenue reported that his daughters friend's car alarm went off for no apparent reason. Sgt. John Porter checked the area with a negative find on anything suspicious.

4:24 pm A caller reported that her husband works for a delivery company and while on a delivery he was bitten by a dog on Alprilla Farm Road. The Animal Control Officer was notified.

3:30 pm A caller reported that his wife was followed from Southborough to South Street. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and spoke with the individual.

2:50 pm A walk-in from Cross Street spoke with Officer Patrick O'Brien regarding an incident of fraud.

1:56 pm A resident from Wood Street reported that his children called him to report a strong odor of natural gas in the kitchen. Officer Thomas Griffin responded and assist the Fire Department.

6:51 am There was a report of a two car motor vehicle accident on West Main Street. Three officer responded and took a report.


MetroWest YMCA Day Camp- Open House

Join us on Saturday May 4th for a camp tour of our day camp. 
 Come any time between the hours of 10am and 2pm.  Tour the campus, meet the camp directors, have a healthy snack and enjoy some time at the YMCA's Day Camp site.  If you cannot make it on the 4th, call the camp office and arrange a tour for another time.  If you have any questions please contact Kerry Packard at 508-435-9345 ext 15.


Support for Ellen Scordino


My wife Ann and I moved here for one reason: the strength of the Hopkinton School System.  Our three children are thriving here and we are grateful to all those that have made this possible.  We write this letter to express our support for Ellen Scordino for School Committee, because we believe she has the right mix of brains and brawn, to keep our schools preeminent in future. 


As a professional, Ellen’s credentials speak for themselves.  Boston Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40 is a prestigious award, received by Ellen in 2012; this award is offered only to those who possess distinguished intellectual and leadership attributes.  As an attorney and scientist, Ellen has the skill set to be an effective negotiator and problem solver on behalf of our taxpayers and our students. 


As a parent, Ellen is committed to excellence in education. She promises to pursue the best for our children, with a keen eye to fiscal responsibility.  She has no prior agenda, and presents a fresh perspective on issues that will undoubtedly arise, as Hopkinton expands its resident footprint.


As a taxpayer, Ellen seeks what we all want - community engagement, transparency, and value for our tax dollar.  She has promised to work to find the best quality solutions to our schools’ issues, balancing both benefit and cost, with fortitude and collaborative effort.


As a person, we have found Ellen to be honest and pragmatic, a ‘what you see is what you get’ type of person.  Refreshing.  She is incredibly diligent, with a true will to serve her community.  She comes from a hard working family, with strong values.  She is a dedicated mother and friend.


At the end of the day, Ann & I believe Ellen Scordino will serve Hopkinton well as a School Committee Member; her professional skills and integrity, combined with her transparent and collaborative nature, are a rare combination. 


Ann & I are grateful to Ellen for stepping up, and respectfully request you all to come out and vote for Ellen with us on May 20th.


Todd Cestari & Ann Brady

19 Elizabeth Road

May 2, 2013


Hopkinton Open Space and Recreation Plan Update
Thursday, May 9, 2013 7:00 PM at Hopkinton Town Hall, Room 211


The Open Space and Recreation Plan for the Town of Hopkinton is being updated, and your input is important. The draft Plan update includes the results of a recent public opinion survey, a revised Action Plan and revised maps. The 2009 Open Space and Recreation Plan established three goals, which will be reviewed at the Forum to determine whether they should be changed. The goals contained in the 2009 Plan were:

· Preserve and enhance the Town’s natural resources, in particular, open space, wetlands and wildlife habitat.
· Provide a balanced recreation program that meets the growing needs of the community.
· Ensure the protection of water resources.


Also to be developed is the Action Plan Map – which parcels the Town may be interested in acquiring in the future.
The draft Plan update is available for review on the Town website at www.hopkintonma.gov. If you are unable to attend the Forum but would like to comment, please send comments/recommendations to Elaine Lazarus at elainel@hopkintonma.gov by May 9, 2013. Please call Elaine Lazarus at 508-497-9755 for more information.


Senator Spilka Files Bill to Establish MetroWest Women’s Commission


(BOSTON) – Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) has filed legislation to establish a permanent commission on the status of women in the MetroWest region.


The MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women and Girls will consist of nine persons to be appointed by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women and will conduct an ongoing study of all matters concerning women in MetroWest.


“I filed this bill to help give our female residents an opportunity to discuss, identify, and report the challenges and opportunities they face in our area,” said Spilka. “Establishing a Commission comprised of the women in our region will help us best serve the specific needs of our area and will give women throughout MetroWest a seat at the table and a stronger voice in the process.”


The Commission will operate under the umbrella of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women. Currently, there are 4 regional Commissions throughout the state studying the status of women in Berkshire County, Bristol County, Cape Cod and the Islands, and Essex County.  


Under this bill, the Commission would be mandated to report their findings to the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women annually, on or before June 2, and make recommendations on how to solve the problems facing the women of MetroWest.  


The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW) is an independent state agency that was created in 1998 by the Legislature to advance women of the Commonwealth to full equality in all areas of life and to promote their rights and opportunities. The MCSW provides a permanent, effective voice for the women of Massachusetts.


ESL’s Musical Revue We Tell the Story May 10 and 11

HOPKINTON, MA (May 2, 2013) – Enter Stage Left Theater will be presenting the musical revue We Tell the Story on May 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church of Milford, 23 Pine St., Milford, MA.  We Tell the Story takes the works of songwriting team Ahrens and Flaherty and weaves them into a story that will be presented cabaret style.  Tickets are $17 for general admission, $13 for students, seniors and Stage Door Members, and are available at the door and at www.hopartscenter.org/upcoming-performances.


“Ahrens and Flaherty have written such great hits as Ragtime, Seussical, and Once on This Island, and this revue ties many of their songs together to tell a tale,” said director Mark DiCampo, who is collaborating on the show with Rachel MacKenzie.  “The high energy of the high-school-age cast and the unique cabaret setting adds to the upbeat feeling and promises a fun evening for the entire family.”



The Sustainable Green Committee has proposed that Hopkinton explore the possibility of leasing up to 23 acres of land for a municipal solar farm located on Fruit Street. The land spans portions of parcels 8 & 9.  The parcels are depleted sand pits and were originally proposed for affordable and market rate housing.  With Legacy Farms under construction and several other developments in negotiations, the town likely does not need to develop its own affordable housing for the duration of the 20 year lease.  We propose that leasing portions of the sand pits will reduce the annual municipal electric bill, currently nearly $1,000,000, by 40%-50% with no cost outlay from the town.  

HSGC would like to invite the public to view the parcels on Saturday, 5/4/13 at 1:00P.M.  Anyone interested should park at the main entrance located at 66 Fruit Street and wear appropriate clothing.


We are asking for the public's support at Town Meeting for two articles.  Article 57, sponsored by the Planning Board is a zoning change that applies controls to solar facilities.  Article 58, sponsored by the Green Committee, grants authorization to the Board of Selectmen to negotiate a lease. This simply enables the BOS to request solar proposals.  After receiving bids, the town can then decide if this is the best use of the land.  It is not a commitment to enter a lease, nor is it a commitment to use all 23 acres.

Thank you.
Andy Boyce - Chair, Hopkinton Sustainable Green Committee.



Meal Sales Down

School Committee will ask for $600,000 at Town Meeting for Center School study


by Muriel Kramer

May 3, 2013 — Despite the unexpected expense to cover maternity leave for 20 teachers this year in the district, the financial projections for the end of the year look positive.  Considering all positive and negative adjustments, Finance Director Ralph Dumas predicts a positive variance of $186,000 for the district at the end of the fiscal year.  While giving his report he praised the School Committee’s decision last year to pre-pay $300,000 of special education tuition for this year from last year’s surplus.

                In his summary, Dumas highlighted that legal and transportation line items totaled a negative variance of just over $50,000; that was more than balanced out by positive variances in payroll, expenses, tuition and utilities of just over $230,000.

                The financial picture for the meal service program is decidedly negative for this year; representatives from Whitsons School Nutrition Program were on hand to discuss the situation.  Last year, food services delivered on average 134 breakfast meals per day at the secondary level compared to this year’s daily average of 97.  Lunches served on average last year across the grades was 1,333 per day, down this year to an average of 1,130.  Projections for the year included total sales of $966,018 and expenses of $912,973 suggesting a profit of $34,545.  Actual numbers reflect a negative variance in total sales of $195,018, as well as a positive variance of $115,473 in expenses for a loss of $42,000, or a negative variance totaling $76,545.

                The decrease in participation in the meals program mirrors what is happening nationwide since new federal guidelines have been introduced.  In districts where many students take advantage of free or subsidized meals, the variance has not been as dramatic.  In districts like Hopkinton, nationally participation has dropped 9%; Hopkinton’s participation rate dropped 5%.  The federal Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act imposes whole grain requirements, restrictions on portion size, reduced calories and increased fruits & vegetables; additionally, Massachusetts enacted the school nutrition bill which establishes nutrition standards for competitive or a la carte food choices that are sold.  Those guidelines impose limits on sugar, calories, caffeine, trans fats and sodium.  This has also impacted revenues this year.  The impact of the federal guidelines was so dramatic that half way through the year they lifted the guidelines for schools across the country hoping to bolster participation rates and sales.

                Joe Armenti from Whitsons also detailed some expenses early on to enhance services from staff training to equipment improvements.  Gluten free choices were added this year, and the food service team has done demos at the elementary levels and participated in the wellness fair.  Looking forward to next year, “We want to really get out into the community and educate parents.”  Despite the intention of the guidelines to establish healthier lifelong eating habits, student acceptance of new whole grain choices and portion sizes remains a big challenge.

                SC member Scott Aghababian commented, “The government can mandate whatever they decide to mandate, people can decide to participate or not.  This is another example of the government over-reaching in my opinion.”

                The Annual Town Meeting begins Monday May 6th at 7PM in the Middle School Auditorium; the School Committee reminded voters that they will be looking for financial support in many areas from the operating budget to repairs for the Loop Road, equipment replacement and $600,000 for a new feasibility study to address the shortcomings and repair needs at Center School.  The SC again expressed confidence in the talents and energies of the members of the Elementary School Building Committee (ESBC).  Members of the ESBC will be on hand at ATM to answer questions; the scope of the project (new building or renovation) has not been defined, the location for the project has not been established and the public is encouraged to continue participating in the process.  The solution to Center School’s deficiencies will not be a districted solution; that much has been established at the outset.  Interested voters will also be happy to note that the new roof will be installed on the Elmwood School over the summer months.

Low Flow

May 3,2013 — The spillway at the Hopkinton Reservoir is nearly down to a trickle due to the need for rain, which has also dried the forest floors and increased the chance of brush fires, which continue to pop up in the large area of forest that crosses the Milford/Holliston/Hopkinton town lines.


Lecture Series

May 3, 2013 — Above, Caroline Wood wraps up the evening at the Hopkinton senior Center where Dr. Youko Yeracaris spent the time discussing diabetes.





B.A.A. Contributes $250,000 Donation to The One Fund Boston, Inc.


Fund supports victims and families affected by the tragic events of April 15, 2013.


BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), organizer of the Boston Marathon® since its inception in 1897, today announced a $250,000 donation to The One Fund Boston, Inc., which was organized to benefit those most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013.


“We express our deepest gratitude to the B.A.A.’s 1300 medical personnel, 7200 volunteers, and organizing committee, along with the City of Boston’s first responders, who reacted quickly and courageously to save lives,” said Joann Flaminio, B.A.A. President (Still from HopNews video file). “Their tireless efforts and their dedication remains with us as we begin to move forward.  Our thoughts continue to be with the victims, all of those injured, and their families.”


“In the days since April 15, Boston has experienced a worldwide outpouring of support and solidarity,” said Thomas Grilk, B.A.A. Executive Director. “We have witnessed incredible bravery, strength, and resilience from the people of this city. The B.A.A. continues to extend its deepest sympathies to all of those who were affected by this tragedy. As we continue to address matters relating to the 2013 Boston Marathon, we also will begin to turn our attention to the 2014 race.”


Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced the formation of The One Fund Boston, Inc. as the main charitable effort for donations to benefit victims and their families. Individuals and corporations from around the world, including Boston Marathon sponsors, have combined to donate more than $28 million to The One Fund. For more information on The One Fund, please visit www.onefundboston.org.


HCA Arts in Bloom Exhibition May 3 - 24


HOPKINTON, MA (May 2, 2013) --- Spring is really here, especially at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, where the Arts in Bloom exhibition is taking place from May 3- 24 at the HCA, 98 Hayden Rowe in Hopkinton.  Arts in Bloom is an annual, juried exhibit that showcases new and exciting work created by artists living and working in New England.  All works reflect a floral theme in imagery, color, design or conceptual elements, and once again the Hopkinton Garden Club is providing one-of-a-kind floral arrangements to complement the prize-winning artwork.  Gallery hours are 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays, and from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 4, Sunday, May 5, and Saturday, May 11.  There will also be an opening reception on Friday May 3 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public.   


This year’s exhibition was juried by Joanna Fink of the Alpha Gallery in Boston.  The Alpha Gallery was featured in the Boston Globe’s “Best Shows of 2012” art gallery article.  Three prize winners and three honorable mentions will be awarded during the opening reception.   "As I went through all the entries, I was most drawn to works that, in my opinion, showed invention, vibrancy and skill,” Fink stated.


“This program continues to grow in popularity and this year drew 150 entrees - the most in the history of the show,” said Kris Waldman, artistic director of the HCA.  “We are also very excited that this year the Arts in Bloom exhibit is going to be a stop on the Culture in Bloom tour by Metrowest Tours.”


Amy Ritterbusch Second Candidate Statement – School Committee Election 2013


My name is Amy Ritterbusch and I am running for the open seat on our School Committee. I have lived in Hopkinton for nine years and like most residents I am committed to keeping our schools strong.  My husband, Tim, and I have three children (Grades 7, 5 and 2) in the Hopkinton Schools. I have a BA from UMass Amherst. In addition to my many volunteer roles in town, I have a freelance web design business.  I have been attending School Committee meetings and actively participating in our town budget process for several years and I feel that now is the right time for me to step up and take on a larger role. I am a hard worker and dedicated volunteer. I am informed on the issues and ready to move forward on key topics facing our schools.


Over the years I have volunteered in a variety of capacities in Hopkinton including: HPTA, Hopkins School Council, HPS Strategic Planning Committee, Educate Hopkinton, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and MOMS Club. I have held many vital leadership roles, such as HPTA Communications Chair and HPTA Extracurricular Registration Coordinator.


My goals on the School Committee will be improved communication and increased transparency, protecting the classroom experience and delivering quality education at a good value to the community. Important tasks for the School Committee in the coming year include ensuring a smooth transition to the new superintendent, and keeping the Center School project moving along in a timely manner by supporting the ESBC and making sure the town is communicating with the MSBA along the way.

Longer term goals include following the implementation of the new state-mandated teacher evaluation system, keeping a close eye on enrollment as Legacy Farms and the Lumber Street development come online, bringing foreign language back to the younger grades and updating the Strategic Plan with community input.


As I have been watching the School Committee over the years, when I learn about an important issue, I have worked hard to bring that issue to the attention of other parents and the media. I have been actively involved with several petitions advocating for small class sizes. I was instrumental in spreading the word about the proposed school calendar changes for 2013-14. As a School Committee member I will advocate for the Strategic Plan update, the budget and all policies up for review to be well communicated to the public before being finalized. Drawing on my professional experience and volunteer work, I have many ideas for how the School Committee can better and more consistently communicate with the public.


I know the School Committee is an actively involved committee that puts in many long hours for our town. I am up to the task and will be dedicated to the role. I will work hard to find the right balance between maintaining the level of services the town expects, yet seeking out efficiencies and cost savings that do not negatively impact the classroom experience. I will bring to the table my extensive communications background, attention to detail and dedication as a community volunteer. I respectfully ask for your vote on Monday, May 20.


For more information, please contact me at amyforsc@amyritterbusch.com or 508-625-1264 or visit my website http://amyforsc.amyritterbusch.com/.


Hopkinton 4, Westwood 3

May 1, 2013 — Senior Ryan Sullivan creates a little smoke screen in his attempt to steal second base against Westwood this afternoon at Home.


Westwood 4, Hopkinton 1

May 1, 2013 — Pietro Elmi gets some height on this serve against Westwood at home today.
Hopkinton 12, Situate 11

May 5, 2013 — This Hiller girl passes the ball to a teammate and does a high hurdle at the same time this afternoon on the varsity field against Situate.


Hopkinton 1, Westwood 0

May 1, 2013 — Carolyn Monaghan makes the catch for the out look easy against Westwood this afternoon.


Live Long and Prosper (Without pesticides)

May 1, 2013 — Long Life Farm owners Laura Davis and husband Donald Sutherland till some of their Community Supported Agriculture crops in the fields at the Amato Farm on the Hopkinton/Upton line. Their farm as well as many others will be featured at the Farmer's Market again this year, at its new location on the Hopkinton Common.



Three Men Arrested in Connection with Marathon Bombing Investigation 

Opened and emptied fireworks found in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s dormitory room; Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov are charged with conspiring to destroy the evidence, among other offenses

Three men were arrested and charged today in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing investigation.

Dias Kadyrbayev, 19, and Azamat Tazhayakov, 19, both of New Bedford, were charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to obstruct justice by conspiring to destroy, conceal, and cover up tangible objects belonging to suspected marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, namely a laptop computer and backpack containing fireworks. A third man, Robel Phillipos, 19, of Cambridge, was charged with willfully making materially false statements to federal law enforcement officials during a terrorism investigation. According to the affidavit accompanying the complaint, Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov are both nationals of Kazakhstan who entered the United States on student visas. Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov face a maximum sentence of five years in prison and $250,000 fine. Phillipos faces a maximum sentence of eight years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Richard DesLauriers, Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Field Office of the FBI, announced the charges today. This investigation was conducted by the FBI’s Boston Division, the Boston Police Department, the Massachusetts State Police, and member agencies of the Boston Joint Terrorism Task Force, which is composed of more than 30 federal, state, and local enforcement agencies, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Secret Service, the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, and others. In addition, the Watertown Police Department, the Cambridge Police Department, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Police Department, the Boston Fire Department, the National Guard, and police, fire, and emergency responders from across Massachusetts and New England played critical roles in the investigation and response.


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

Content contributed by the FBI.


Police Incident/Arrest Log

Updated Wednesday, May 1, 2013


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

2 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

6 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Incident Log

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

8:42 am A caller reported that a suspicious person, wearing a black hoodie, was walking on Overlook Road. Two officers checked the area but could not locate the individual.

Monday, April 29, 2013

10:14 pm A resident of Proctor Street reported that a strange motor vehicle was parked in front of her residence. Sgt. Michael Sutton responded and advised that it was a pharmacy delivery.

6:08 pm An operator of a motor vehicle reported seeing youths walking from the woods on South Mill Street and then seeing smoke coming from the area that they had left. The Fire Department extinguished a small burning pile and Officer Matthew McNeil attempted to locate the youths with a negative find.

4:34 pm A resident of West Elm Street reported seeing a neighbor's car door wide open and believed that they were not home. Officer William Burchard checked the area with a negative find.

1:37 pm A caller reported a two car motor vehicle accident with personal injury on West Main Street. Two officers responded to take a report and one operator was transported to the hospital.

7:11 am A Cross Street resident reported hearing a gunshot in the area and was concerned that the hunter was less than 500 feet from a house. Officer Stephen Buckley located a vehicle but could not locate the hunter.

Studio Props - Prices Cut

After being in business at the same location since 1992,  of course there are props we do not use anymore, as well as stuff that you just, well, collect over the years. So, if you see anything you like outside at 24 Main Street, stop by and get it for a fraction of its original cost, and help us make space inside.


Please Enjoy a Reprise of This Video of Snappy Dogs



Support for Ellen Scordino


To my fellow Hopkinton Residents,

Please vote for Ellen Scordino , Hopkinton School Committee.

I consider Hopkinton my Home town. As a resident for 17 years, I have witnessed the explosive growth in our town, and the associated challenges of improving our school system, while also dealing with phenomenal growth. I witnessed the opening of Hopkins Elementary School and the new High School, and my children personally benefited from the tireless efforts of the Superintendent and an extremely open and welcoming School Committee. This town once had a school system which was sub-par, parents sent their children to surrounding towns under school choice. A dedicated School Committee reached out to the community, asked for their active help, recruited business leaders for direction and support, embraced the expertise of our fine citizenry and turned a sub-par school system into one of the top-notch systems in the state and country. And yet our system has stalled, a sub-par elementary school, multiple Superintendents, Interim Principals and budgets out of line with fiscal reality. Our fine school system has stalled. Wasted time, Wasted money, with little forward progress. It is with this background, that I recently had a long discussion with Ellen Scordino. And yes, there is someone who understands that engaging the citizens, reaching out to all members of our great community, gathering input, listening, asking tough questions and looking to leverage untapped expertise and resources, as a viable option. Ellen brings a new perspective, a respected legal and business leader with two young children, who has a vested interest to see ALL of our schools have buildings, administration, teachers and staff that are second to none. And yes, achieve this with fiscal responsibility and a sense of urgency. Please visit Ellen's website,  talk to her supporters, and I think you will agree that Ellen is the new face, new perspective, that this town needs to bring openness, transparency, fiscal discipline and progress to our fine school community.

Please help me elect Ellen Scordino to the Hopkinton School Committee.

Dana Hall

62 Teresa Rd

May 1, 2013


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