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June 7, 2013 — "The Starter," a sculpture by Hopkinton resident Michael Alfano of the late  George V Brown, purported former owner of the Bruins as well as the Celtics (See HopNews video featuring grandson), is showing his preference in the hockey playoffs today despite the pouring rain.

    
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   Police Incident/Arrest Log
  

Updated Friday, June 7, 2013

Summary

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.

6 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.

3 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

5 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

 

Arrest Log

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

8:45 pm Officer Matthew McNeil arrested Matthew James Westbury, 18, of Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, on Hayden Rowe Street for a Warrant.

Incident Log

Thursday, June 6, 2013

8:57 pm A caller from Fruit Street complained about the noise of gunshots coming from a firing range. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and advised that the gun range was operating legally.

7:52 pm A caller from Main Street reported that her eight year old son was missing. While officers were in route the mother called back and advised that she located her child.

6:44 pm A 911 caller reported that an aggressive driver was tailgating and blowing its horn on Marshall Street. The Holliston Police Department was notified.

5:19 pm The State Police reported a four car motor vehicle accident with personal injury on Route 495. The Fire Department responded to assist.

5:00 pm A motorist reported that a tow truck was operating at a very high rate of speed on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area with a negative find.

1:31 pm There was a report of a tanker truck leaking fluids on Winter Street. Three officer checked the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.

1:13 pm A resident reported a suspicious motor vehicle on Huckleberry Lane. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and advised that it was a neighbor.

11:43 am Detective Timothy Brennan investigated suspicious activity at Carrigan Park.

10:37 am A walk-in from Elm Street spoke with Officer Thomas Griffin regarding a larceny incident.

 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

11:39 pm A motorist reported that a male in his twenties tried to flag his vehicle down on Front Street. Officer Jacob Campbell located the individual and transported him to Milford.

8:36 pm Officer Matthew McNeil arrested an 18 year old male from Hopkinton on Hayden Rowe Street for a Warrant.

7:45 pm Several callers reported solicitors in the area of Lincoln Street. Officer Peter Booth spoke with unregistered solicitors and shut them down.

6:42 pm A Hayward Street resident reported a past breaking and entering. Three officers responded and took a report.

1:12 pm A caller reported that a red vehicle was abandoned in the middle of a travel lane on West Elm Street. Officer David Shane checked the area but was unable to locate the vehicle.

6:46 am A resident reported a suspicious vehicle with a New Hampshire license plate parked on Church Street since 5:00 am. Officer Jacob Campbell located the vehicle and spoke with the operator.

   

Relay for Life Carwash



TEAMS: Colors of Hope and Together We Can
Saturday, June 8, 2013 -Rain or Shine
Main Street Auto, 96 Main Street
Hours:  2-4
Suggested donation:  $10 (but all contributions will gratefully be accepted)
Raising money for Relay for Life

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New Kid in Town

Governor Patrick and MassWildlife officials band bald eagle chicks as part of the Commonwealth’s bald eagle restoration program at the Quabbin Reservoir in Belchertown.
(Photo credit: Eric Haynes / Governor’s Office)

BELCHERTOWN – Thursday, June 6, 2013 – Governor Deval Patrick today joined Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Rick Sullivan, Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game (DFG) Commissioner Mary Griffin and the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) staff to band bald eagle chicks at the Quabbin Reservoir. MassWildlife has banded bald eagle chicks since 1982 as part of a bald eagle restoration project.

As part of MassWildlife’s annual effort to band all bald eagle chicks hatched in the Commonwealth every spring, each eaglet is outfitted with uniquely numbered metal leg bands that will enable researchers to identify it later. Banding young eagles is an important tool for measuring the success of species restoration programs by enabling scientists to gather information about survival rates, how far birds disperse when they leave the nest, habitat preferences and causes of death.

 

“The bald eagle population continues to rebound throughout the Commonwealth thanks to restoration efforts that began more than 30 years ago,” said Secretary Sullivan. “Since then, the year-round dedication of biologists and conservationists has helped protect these national symbols and their natural habitat.”

 

A victim of habitat loss and reproductive failure linked to exposure to pesticides such as DDT, bald eagle populations had plummeted across the country by the time they were placed on the U.S. Endangered Species List in 1973. Their numbers have since rebounded and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed bald eagles from the federal endangered species list in 2007. 

 

In Massachusetts, the bald eagle was down-listed from Endangered to Threatened status in 2012. 

“It is particularly satisfying to study and band bald eagles at the Quabbin Reservoir, where the restoration effort for this magnificent species began in Massachusetts,” said DFG Commissioner Griffin. “We appreciate all the hard work MassWildlife staff puts in for bald eagle research and restoration in all regions of the Commonwealth, and are grateful for the help of the Department of Conservation and Recreation at the Quabbin and Wachusett Reservoirs.”

 

In 1982, MassWildlife and its partners brought young eagles from Canada and Michigan and raised them in cages overlooking the Quabbin Reservoir. Through a wildlife management practice known as “hacking,” in which young birds of prey are raised in an outdoor cage with no direct human contact and later released into the wild, the eagles established breeding territories at the reservoir.

 

In April 2013, there were close to 40 active eagle nests counted in the state’s first Nesting Eagle Survey, including the Quabbin Reservoir, Connecticut and Merrimack Rivers and areas in Plymouth, Berkshire and Worcester Counties. In 2012, 19 of 27 nests produced chicks, and 31 young eagles survived to fly.

Contributed press release.

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Milford Regional Awarded an “A” for Patient Safety by Hospital Safety ScoreSM   Again

 

June 6, 2013 — Milford Regional Medical Center was, once again, honored with an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The Hospital Safety ScoreSM was calculated under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety.  This is the first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety (April 2013).  The scores assigned to U.S. hospitals as an A, B, C, D, or F was based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.

 

“Milford Regional’s rating of “A” for hospital safety by The Leapfrog Group is a real testament to the diligence and hard work of our physicians, nurses and staff,” says Edward J. Kelly, president of Milford Regional. “Every day they make patient safety a top priority in the delivery of high quality care. I congratulate them on this well-deserved recognition.”

 

 “Earning an ‘A’ on the Hospital Safety Score demonstrates that this hospital has exhibited excellence in our national database of patient safety measures,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.  “I’d like to congratulate Milford Regional Medical Center for your achievements and encourage you to continue to put a priority on the safety of your patients.”

 

Calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s nine-member Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 26 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors.

 

To see Milford Regional’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org, the Hospital Safety ScoreSM website, which also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay. Local hospital scores are also available on the free mobile app, available at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

Contributed press release.

Pretty Pesky Pest

June 6, 2013 — This chipmunk and a nearby friend are residents of the downtown, and have the uncanny ability to squeeze through the most narrow openings, as some shop owners can attest to.

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Hopkinton Artist to Have Solo Exhibit - Reception June 14, 2013

 

 

A reception for Dustin Neece, graduate of Hopkinton High School and Rhode Island School of Design, will take place at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, 98 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 14. As the winner of the HCA's Viewer's Choice Award last year,  Neece will be having a solo exhibit of his paintings at the HCA from June 7 - 15.  Some of his most memorable paintings include Honoring the Spirit, a memorial to the veterans of Iwo Jima; a painting of marathoners Rick and Dick Hoyt; and The Grist Mill featuring a building at the Wayside Inn.  

    
Hopkinton Resident Julia Thissell Wins Award at Rivers School Prize Day

WESTON, MA – Hopkinton resident Julia Thissell won the Kenneth F. Benjamin Citizenship Award during The Rivers School’s Prize Day ceremony on Thursday, June 6.
The Kenneth F. Benjamin Citizenship Award, given in memory of a member of Rivers' class of 1950 who was a Rivers parent, grandparent and Life Trustee, is awarded to those students in Grade 9 who, like Mr. Benjamin, lead by example, give selflessly to others, and embody The Rivers School's Core Values of integrity and perseverance.
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More Than a Little Bit Going on This Weekend
Check the Hopkinton Interactive Calendar any day to keep up with events that Hopkinton groups want you to know about. It is always near the top of the page. Check  it out!
NOTE: The Faith Finders Relay Bake sale will be held SUNDAY instead

   

New Downtown Neighbors

June 6, 2913 — Owner Stephanie Szewczyk and designer Erica Dunton were at work bright and early this morning, getting ready to officially open "28 Main" at 28 Main Street to the public. The location is the former home to, most recently, Ciao Time Restaurant and Maria's Caffe Italiano. The building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, was painted the color of spaghetti sauce by former tenant Maria Forte; but the motif Stephanie chose for the outside of the building  will be more warm, welcoming people to the hardwood furniture and home accessories inside.

         "All of our furniture is hardwood and all of it is made in America," Stephanie said.

          "Because I grew up in Ohio, and all of our furniture was hand-made to order, I wanted to offer the quality I am familiar with.

        "I designed all of this," she said, gesturing to the nearby furniture.

         Stephanie said that although her furniture is hand-made and designed by her, she can order for the needs and sizes of individual clients. But that isn't all.

        "We carry J. Hilburn men's clothing; and women's jewelry. We have a really cool candle line from Swan  Creek Candles," she added.

        "28 Main" is open Wednesday 9-3, Thursdays 9-7, Friday 9-5 and Saturday, 9-3, and by appointment at 508-435-8300.

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300 bibs left for Timlin 5K on Saturday, June 15th!!
Register now before it fills up!!
10th Annual Sharon Timlin Memorial Event to Cure ALS: 
Saturday, June 15, 2013   8:30 AM
Hopkinton High School
www.sharontimlinrace.org

Less than 2 weeks to go!

Please join us for the 10th Annual Sharon Timlin Memorial 5k Race to cure ALS

The event will be held rain or shine on

SATURDAY JUNE 15, 2013 @ 8:30 am


Join us Father's Day weekend for our 10th annual celebration along with honored guest: Mike Timlin, retired MLB Pitcher for the Boston Red Sox.

We need volunteers for our event!  Please see our website for more information.  It is also time to register for the race!  We only have 1,800 numbers and there is no race day registration.  Please join us, we have many great plans in the works for our 10th Annual!

 Visit www.sharontimlinrace.org  for complete details.

 Our event includes:

·         5k Run/Walk at 8:30 am, professional net timing, limited to 1800 participants

·         Kids 1-Mile Race for ages 7-10, professional net timing, limited to 200 participants.

·         Family fun day with dunk tank, games, face painting, obstacle courses, live music, food, raffles, and silent auction.

·         Going Green initiative continues with recycling and composting, bike valet, and shoe/sneaker recycling.

Race Registration

Please register now for the 5k or the Kids 1-Mile race. Mail in registration forms are available also by clicking here.

Calling All Volunteers

Help us make our 10th annual event the best ever!  Please consider being a volunteer at this year's event. You can help even if you plan to run/walk in the event. Please provide your information on our website, to volunteer for our event.    

The Many Faces of ALS

Raising awareness of ALS and honoring those that have been affected by this terrible disease is an important part of our event. If you know someone that has been stricken with ALS and would like to honor them as part of our Faces of ALS program, please contact Dawn Mercier at run4als@gmail.com.

Angel Fundraising Challenge

Is this the year you will join the excitement and help us raise money to find a cure for ALS? It's easy, its fun, and every fundraiser can win great prizes. Visit our fundraising site or contact Dawn Mercier at run4als@gmail.com.  

 

Corporate Sponsorships

We have many sponsors to thank who have already generously contributed to this years event.  Check out our sponsorship page for a listing.  Please contact Michelle Weilding at run4als@gmail.com if you would like to join our growing list of sponsors.

   

Mark your calendar and register now!

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HOPKINTON MARATHON COMMITTEE SELLING T-SHIRTS TO BENEFIT THE ONE FUND BOSTON, INC.

Sale of Shirts at Colella's With Images of Starting Line and Sympathy Banner Will Support Boston Marathon Bombing Victims

 

HOPKINTON, MA (June 5, 2013)—The Hopkinton Marathon Committee (HMC) is coordinating T-shirt sales to benefit Boston Marathon bombing victims through One Fund Boston. Colella’s Supermarket is selling the T-shirts at its customer service booth for $20 each, with proceeds going to One Fund Boston. The grey T-shirts have an image of the Boston Marathon starting line on the front, while the back reads, “With you at the start, with you at the finish, with you forever. The people of Hopkinton send love to all those impacted by the attacks of 4/15/13.” The back also includes a map of the Boston Marathon course with hearts at either end. The saying and map on the back mimic the sympathy banner the HMC placed on the Hopkinton Town Common the day after the Boston Marathon.

 

“The attacks in Boston closely affected all of us here in Hopkinton, the starting point of the Boston Marathon,” said HMC chairperson, Dorothy Ferriter-Wallace. “The Hopkinton Marathon Committee immediately wanted to show support for the victims with the banner. Now, through the T-shirt sales, we will send tangible monetary support to the victims. The T-shirts also demonstrate Hopkinton’s pride as the starting point of the Boston Marathon and show that the race will go on.” The 118th Boston Marathon will take place on Patriots’ Day, April 21, 2014.

 

The Hopkinton Marathon Committee was established in 1979 to work in conjunction with the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), the organizers of the Boston Marathon, to ensure that the annual running of the race is an exciting, successful and safe event for all concerned. Committee members contribute their efforts throughout the entire year to the planning, organization, and coordination of multiple facets of the race, working to protect the best interests and welfare of the town, its residents, businesses and visitors.

 

On April 16, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Menino announced the formation of The One Fund Boston to raise money to help those families most affected by the tragic events during the 2013 Boston Marathon.

   

Look Familiar?
If the answer is yes, it could be because you read the real estate transactions this past Monday. The links were not staying active, but now with a little help from a friend, they will.
Eric redid this week's and will be using this presentation in this way going forward.

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton Massachusetts

Compiled for HopNews.com by Eric Montville © 2013 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from May 27, 2013 - June 3, 2013
Address Buyer Price Date Seller
280 Wood Street Yiting Chang Lau, Chi-Ban Lau $250,000 May 31, 2013 Dara A. Larson
34-40 Hayden Rowe Street RPI Hopkinton LLC $1,200,000 May 31, 2013 Hayden Rowe Realty Corp.
74 School Street Allena Ji $625,000 May 31, 2013 Francis W. Plankey Jr., Mary M. Plankey
282 Wood Street Adam Christopher Wilson, Brianna Cullen $320,000 May 30, 2013 Matthew D. Judd, Jessica L. Walsh
6 Oliver Lane Zhimang Gu, Jing Cheng $448,500 May 30, 2013 Shashin B. Chheda, Dimpi S. Chheda
8 Daniel Road Utkarsh Vipul, Juhi Asthana $700,000 May 30, 2013 Mitchell Mackoff, Patricia M. Mackoff
7 Birchwood Lane, Unit 6C Scott J. Davis $269,000 May 30, 2013 Robin Ravech
14 Andrea Drive Robert C. Ozmun, Kelly J. Ozmun $1,347,500 May 30, 2013 James P. Fitzgerald, Denise Fitzgerald
7 Summit Way Wuwei Liang $877,000 May 29, 2013 Kin Cheung
19 Hearthstone Road Thomas D. Viveiros, Jennifer Robbins $695,000 May 28, 2013 Richard P. Barbieri
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   Police Incident/Arrest Log
   Updated Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Summary

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.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

4 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

 

Arrest Log

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

6:13 pm Officer Peter Booth arrested Virgilio Lema-Loja, 38, of Winter Street, Framingham, on Hayden Rowe Street and charged him with Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Operating a Motor Vehicle with License Suspended.

 

Incident Log

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

11:40 pm An anonymous caller reported what he believed to be an underage drinking party on Rocky Woods Road. Two officers responded and advised that there was no violations.

6:00 pm A caller from Nazneen Circle reported an on-going problem with very young children riding their bicycles in the roadway with no helmets or supervision. Officer William Burchard responded but did not locate any unsupervised children on bicycles.

5:31 pm Officer Peter Booth stopped a motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street and subsequently arrested a 38 year old male from Framingham and charged him with Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Operating a Motor Vehicle with License Suspended.

5:02 pm A caller from Forest Lane reported a suspicious motor vehicle parked in the neighborhood. Officer Matthew McNeil checked the area with a negative find.

3:48 pm Officer Peter Booth advised that he was speaking with an operator of a motor vehicle on West Main Street who matches a suspect from a recent case.

3:25 pm The Ashland Police Department reported an erratic operator who was speeding and passing vehicles on East Main Street. Officer Matthew McNeil checked the area but could not locate the vehicle.

11:14 am Officer Thomas Griffin assisted the Fire Department with the operator of a motor vehicle who was unresponsive under the Route 495 bridges on West Main Street.

12:28 am A caller reported hearing sounds of a metal trash can being banged for the past 15 minutes. Sgt. Scott vanRaalten responded and advised that it was construction work being done on Route 495 north.

Monday, June 3, 2013

5:12 pm Sgt. Michael Sutton assisted a female on Chestnut Street while her ex-boyfriend retrieved belongings.

3:33 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil assisted the Milford Police Department with a case of illegal possession of a tarantula on South Street.

8:53 am A caller from Alexander Road reported the larceny of an oil painting taken during an open house yesterday. Officer David Shane responded and took a report.

12:31 am Sgt. Scott vanRaalten spoke with the operator of a suspicious motor vehicle on Chestnut Street.

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Drowning People Do Not Appear to be Drowning
According to educator Frank Pia, drowning people do not yell for help.
See how he spotted thousands when he was a lifeguard - a near-drowning captured on video.

Drowning signs aren't like the movies: wivb.com

Colorful Critter

June 5, 2013 — This creature, apparently some sort of moth, flitted around the pansies and other flowers outside of the office early this afternoon. The wings, antennae abdomen and thorax are standard for insects of this type an are easily identifiable, but the pincers appear to be an optional accessory that is not frequently seen.

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NOTE: This event will be held on Sunday instead:

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Hopkinton Education Foundation Drops the Balls


June 4, 2013 — The Hopkinton Education Foundation held its annual Golf Ball Drop behind Hopkins School this evening, nearly selling out 1000 tickets for $10 each, and earning around $8,500 for their kitty. The foundation awards grants to Hopkinton teachers and administrators for innovations in education. The two top granyts this year were recently featured on HopNews; $37,440 toward STEM curricular for Middle School students, and $26,500 for a foreign language lab for High School students.
The incentive for participation in this evenings event was a top prize of $1,000 for the ball closest to, or in, the hole. That was won by Lisa Drienzo, whose ball went directly into the hole. The only other prize, $100, was awarded to former board member Ruth Ann Cote, whose ball appeared to be about 100' from the hole.

       While waiting for the moment, there were many activities to occupy the youngsters who gathered with their parents. Please check out the gallery below on SmugMug, which we have recently begun to use for hosting our galleries in a bright, orderly presentation. But SmugMug is not free, so we hope to offset the cost with sales of a few of the prints we present for viewing.

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Main Street Water Main to Have Detour
The Town, Police Department, Contractor and Engineer met at the site Monday afternoon regarding maintaining 2 lanes of traffic in Main Street during construction.  After laying out the construction zone, the roadway is not quite wide enough in this area to maintain 2-lanes of traffic safely.  As such, construction is being delayed to Monday June 10, 2013 to provide time for notification for a traffic detour in the eastbound lane.  Traffic heading towards Hopkinton Center on Main Street will be detoured down Pleasant Street and directed back to Main Street by Police Officers stationed appropriately in the detour.  The detour will be in place 7:30 AM to 4:00PM weekdays for up to 5-days total.  There will be no detour for westbound motorists heading towards Route 495.

 

Downtown restaurants, stores and public buildings will remain open for business.

    

Michael D. deSousa, 71

Michael D. deSousa, 71, of Hopkinton, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013 at the Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Westborough. He was the son of the late Isabel (Machado) and Jose Texeira deSousa. He was the husband of Frances (Gregoire) deSousa of Hopkinton.

Michael is survived by his four daughters, Elizabeth, Joana, Cecilia and Lucia de Sousa; his step-son, Paul Papazian and his wife Alice; his step-daughter, Sheryl Spink and her husband Gordon; two sisters Lucia Resendes and Isabel Zecher; 2 nephews Joe Resendes and Paul Zecher and his granddaughter Sarah Kent.

A funeral home service will take place at 11:00a.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. Burial will follow at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Hopkinton.

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Foxwoods Presents Plan for "World Class Luxury Resort" to Milford
Promises many benefits with $1 billion investment

June 3, 2013 — President and CEO of Foxwoods Scott Butera (above) brought an entourage of planners to Milford High School Monday evening to present their proposal for a 1 million square foot resort casino to the Milford Board of Selectmen, promising a world-class facility "like you've never seen before." They offered benefits to the infrastructure of the town, the schools, the water system, the sewer system, and help building new ball fields and a soccer stadium. They promised to acquire more water capacity, in part, by retrofitting the schools with such things as low-flow fixtures. They promised to extend the Milford
 sewer line to the town line with Holliston. The meeting drew hundreds of attendees.
"We can enhance the playgrounds. We want money in this town's hands," said Mr. Butera. 
Downplaying the gambling aspect of the venture, Mr. Butera called the project a resort that "happens to have a casino element."
 Before using the land for the robust development that they say will provide 3,000 permanent jobs, they must first address the very large National Grid power lines that dissect the property diagonally. Mr. Butera said that they have been in discussions with Nation Grid and that moving them is doable. Foxwoods would be picking up the tab to run the lines instead around the perimeter of the property.
  The consultants and planners gave lessons in architecture, showing slides of design elements and their origins in New England and speaking in metaphors.
 "The building is having a conversational relationship" with the water, said one speaker, describing the spatial relationship of the main structure and a pool in front of it.
"We wanted something that looks like it has been here forever," said Mr. Butera, and then described integrating the new facility with the land with bike and walking trails, and other recreational aspects.
He revealed his intimate knowledge of the area by describing "Vietnam," a series of mountain biking trails around the property, and promised that the front of the facility will be adorned with the world-famous Milford-pink granite.
The increase in traffic will be facilitated by a bridge over Route 495 and collection-distribution roads on both sides of the highway. Route 16 would be the main entrance, as required by traffic standards the gathering was told, but that aspect was not elaborated on in detail.
The traffic engineer presented traffic studies that showed increases of 28 cars on one road and 36 on another, which drew a collective sigh of disbelief from the otherwise silent, spellbound audience. The next speaker said that in their haste, the decimal point was put in the wrong place, which drew more disbelieving groans.
Mr. Butera promised a $15 - $20 million PILOT [Payment In Lieu Of Taxes] annual payment to the town of Milford as well as up to $2.5 million annually to the fire and police departments.
Toward the end of his presentation, Mr. Butera, a New England native and superb salesman, was referring to Milford, which will need to negotiate a Host Community Agreement with Foxwoods, as "our town." He said his group already had one drafted.
At the closing of the presentation, Selectman William Buckley thanked the listeners in the audience.
"I appreciate the respect this community gave [to the presenters]," he said. 
And except for the name being at the border on one or more maps shown in the Power Point presentation, the town of Hopkinton, which is leading an anti-casino coalition of several surrounding towns to have their voices heard, was never mentioned.
Not once.*
* The HopNews reporter left at the intermission, which followed the Foxwoods presentation.

Answer: To Get to the Other Side

June 3, 2013 — This beautiful snapping turtle sitting and walking at the side of Cedar Street today was the reason for many calls to the police by passersby worried it would get hit by a vehicle or cause a problem for traffic. Officer Peter Booth responded and made sure it moved from the roadway. The turtle measured about 18 inches long. It had many hitchhikers; a nightcrawler above its head (see above), a left claw covered with ants, and a shell blanketed with moss. In addition, if the claws or the steel-trap jaws don't scare you, it was surrounded by poison ivy.

       There was disturbed area around the turtle, in the soft sandy soil at the roadside, indicating she may have laid some eggs in that favorable environment.

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