Kudos to Hopkinton Police
On May 23, 2013, Hopkinton Police
Officer Aaron O’Neil and Hopkinton Police Dispatcher
Evan Brooks both participated in the 2013 Hoyt 5K Road
Race held in Hopkinton. Shortly after the race started,
a runner was injured on the course directly in-front of
Officer O’Neil and Dispatcher Brooks. Both O’Neil and
Brooks are trained EMT’s and rendered assistance to the
injured runner until the arrival of paramedics. Once
patient care was turned over to paramedics, both O’Neil
and Brooks continued running in the event.
Enter Stage Left to Present Godspell on June 14-15
HOPKINTON, MA (June 3, 2013) --- .Enter Stage Left, the resident theater of the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, will be presenting the popular musical Godspell at 8:00 p.m. on June 14 and 15 at First Unitarian Church of Milford (23 Pine St, Milford). Tickets are $17 general admission; $13 students and seniors, and are available at http://www.hopartscenter.org.
Godspell was the first show ESL produced 30 years ago, and is being directed by two of the original cast members, Kelly Grill and Paul Champlin. The cast of the show is comprised mostly of directors and teachers at the HCA.
“This show brings back fond memories of when ESL was just starting out, and the big dreams we had back then for a community arts center,” said Grill, now executive director of the HCA. “The fact that the HCA now has enough talented directors and teachers to cast a big show like this is truly amazing. I hope the audience enjoys this production as much as the audience 30 years ago did.”
Enter Stage Left Theater is a non-profit full service community performing arts organization dedicated to promoting quality theater programs for all ages. It is part of the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, whose mission is to provide an environment that will allow for a collaboration of individuals and organizations to create and present quality visual and performing arts, arts education and events. For more information visit www.hopartscenter.org.
State Police Car Stop in Paxton Leads to Arrest, and
Seizure of $12.5K Cash
Massachusetts State Police charged a man with Operating a Motor Vehicle after License Suspension and seized $12,560 cash after stopping a vehicle which had not been inspected. Troopers charged MICHAEL J. PENNY, 27, of Auburn with Operating a Motor Vehicle after License Suspension, Subsequent Offense.
Updated Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.
4 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.
3 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.
3 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.
1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
10:46 pm A resident of Stagecoach Way reported hearing what sounded like a gunshot. Officer William Burchard checked the area but did not hear anything suspicious.
8:29 pm Two officers attempted to speak with a person on Nazneen Circle at the request of the Natick Police Department and advised them that the individual moved to a different town.
8:19 pm A caller reported some kids playing in a puddle on a dangerous curve on Hayden Rowe Street. Sgt. Michael Sutton checked the area but could not locate any kids playing.
6:09 pm Two officers assisted the Natick Police Department with attempting to speak with an individual who was not home on Nazneen Circle.
5:17 pm A 911 caller reported an erratic operator who just got off exit 21B from Route 495. Officer William Burchard checked the area with a negative find.
2:58 pm A 911 caller reported that an older male waiting for the bus kept walking in and out of West Main Street and was worried that he will be hit by a vehicle. Officer Peter Booth responded and advised that he was getting on the bus.
2:10 pm A
caller reported an intoxicated older male was
stumbling on Hayden Rowe Street in the area of
the High School. Two officers checked the area
but were unable to locate the individual.
Monday, June 10, 2013
7:08 pm A resident reported an unregistered solicitor on Hidden Brick Road. Officer Peter Booth responded but could not locate any solicitors.
4:32 pm A North Mill Street resident reported an unregistered solicitor. Officer Peter Booth spoke with the solicitor and issued him a warning for not registering.
8:54 am A caller reported that a silver sedan was on the side of Hayden Rowe Street with the back end sticking out into the roadway, both doors open with no one around. Officer Stephen Buckley checked the area but was unable to locate the vehicle.
7:51 am A caller from Wood Street reported seeing what appeared to be a young male wearing dark pants and a gray hoodie carrying a back pack walking through the woods behind her house toward the gun club. Officer David Shane checked the area but was unable to locate anyone fitting the description.
June 15, 2013
The 10th Annual Sharon Memorial 5K Race/Walk and Family Fun Day to Cure ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).
Police will be available to redirect traffic through these areas.
PARKING WILL BE VERY LIMITED. ALLOW EXTRA TIME AND PARK ON SIDE STREETS IF POSSIBLE, CAR POOL IF POSSIBLE or use our secured, free bike valet.
Relay For Life Fundraising at Colella's
Taking a page out of the Harvard Square playbook, these students grabbed their violins, some sheet music, and a glass jar to collect the gold, all for the Relay for Life, which will be on June 21-22.
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Arthur J. Gillam Jr., 67
Arthur J. Gillam
Jr., 67, died suddenly June 8, 2013
in Worcester. He was the husband of Suzanne
(Hopkins) Gillam, to whom he was married for 38
years. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the
late Arthur J. and Josephine (DeStefano) Gillam.
He was a 1963 graduate of Hopkinton High School and a 1967 graduate of University of Mass., Amherst. He earned a Master's Degree in Psychology from Assumption College. He was well-known as an antique dealer in the area and was a member of the Suburban Antique Dealers Association.
In addition to his wife, he is
survived by his daughter Amy E. Gillam of
Manchester, NH and many cousins. He is predeceased
by his sister Betty Gillam.
A Eucharistic service will be held Friday, June 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in Good Shepherd Lutheran Church,183 West Main Street, Westborough. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Hopkinton. Calling hours at theCallanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, are Thursday, June 13 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Donations may be made to Camp Calumet Lutheran, PO Box 236, West Ossipee, NH 03890 or to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church,183 West Main Street, Westborough, MA 01581.
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Scaled Down Version of Dunkin' Donuts
June 10, 2013 — Proponents of building a Dunkin' Donuts at 78 West Main Street to replace the one at the Mobil gas station at 92 West Main Street are returning for a continued Public Hearing to the Planning Board this evening with a version that has been scaled down considerably from the original robust proposal for the one-acre lot, from two stories to one.
The Board will also conduct a continued Public Hearing for Capital Properties, which is proposing a sub-division of 14 townhome units on less than 3 acres of land at 149 Hayden Rowe Street, the former Stevens property.
The proponents of Rockwood Meadows, a 62 unit senior housing development approved in 2007, will be on hand this evening to show their plans for a relocated clubhouse at the former Amato Farm farm stand, which the board said, in response to queries, that it would not oppose.
Updated Monday, June 10, 2013
The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.
6 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.
5 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.
3 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.
4 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
6:09 pm A caller reported that an “Asian male” was relieving himself in public on Pendulum Pass. Officer William Burchard responded and kept an eye out.
11:08 am A caller from West Elm Street reported finding a shoe and a ten dollar bill in the roadway next to her mailbox. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and checked the area.
2:51 am A resident reported loud music coming from a house on Saddle Hill Drive. Officer Aaron O'Neil located the source and advised the owner to turn it down.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
7:50 pm An off duty fire fighter reported an erratic operator on West Main Street. Officer Peter Booth stopped the vehicle and advised that the operator was fine, she just dropped her hand sanitizer.
7:06 pm A caller reported an intoxicated male on West Main Street. Two officers responded and spoke with the individual.
7:11 pm A Hayden Rowe Street business owner reported that her business had been broken into and several items were stolen. An officer responded to take a report.
1:39 pm A caller reported that her son just informed her that his and his friends windshields had been smashed on Granite Street. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded to take a report.
12:49 pm A motorist reported a hit and run accident in a Main Street parking lot.
12:30 pm Officer Gregg DeBoer responded to Clydesdale Lane to investigate suspicious activity at a residence.
12:12 pm A Palomino Drive resident reported a suspicious male claiming to be a solicitor who met up with another man and then walked around the back of a neighbors house. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and took a report.
Friday, June 7, 2013
10:02 pm A caller reported a suspicious male walking in the rain wearing dark clothing on Ash Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil spoke responded and spoke with him who stated that he was out for a walk after an argument with his parents.
9:33 pm A motorist reported that a gray Buick was operating erratically on Cedar Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil located the vehicle and stated that the operator was ok.
6:41 pm A resident reported a man walking around suspiciously in the neighborhood of Palomino Drive. Officer Gregg DeBoer located the individual and transported him to the station until his supervisor picked him up.
5:09 pm A Wood Street resident reported that a man, who was very polite, stopped by her house, asking her for money for inner cities. Officer Gregg DeBoer checked the area but could not locate the individual.
4:23 pm A caller reported that a magazine solicitor was being very loud on Daniel Shays Road. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded but could locate the solicitor.
3:30 pm A resident of Daniel Shays Road reported that a young male knocked on his door trying to sell magazines then proceeded to ask him for $800.00. When the caller shut the door saying that he was not interested the man continued to talk through the door. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded but the vehicle was gone upon his arrival.
2:57 pm Officer Matthew McNeil responded to Front Street to take a breaking and entering report.
1:48 pm Downey Street resident reported a civil issue with the father of their child. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and spoke with all involved.
Everywhere a Sign...
June 10, 2013 — This fly, if it is looking for nectar from this pansy, should have no trouble finding it by following arrowheads pointing to it.
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What Goes Up Must Come Down
June 9, 2013 — The recent downpours have turned the spillway at the Hopkinton Reservoir into a torrent as seen this afternoon while people cross the dam in near silhouette.
June 9, 2013 — The water feature at Weston Nurseries, which includes a waterfall (and usually a frog or two), shows off some very healthy looking water lilies, like all of their shrubs, trees and plants. To find it, go to the right past the train, and then past the goats on the left, and it will be on the left.
UPDATE: The Prudential Tunnel eastbound and westbound are now open. The Clarendon St. Ramp is still closed at this time. Traffic remains backed up on Storrow Drive.
June 9, 2013 - 9:46 am: UPDATED MASSACHUSETTS STATE POLICE ADVISORY 060913: Massachusetts Turnpike Closure at Prudential Tunnel Likely to Impact Traffic
The Prudential Tunnel and all associated ramps are in the process of being closed by the Massachusetts State Police and Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Eastbound traffic will be detoured to Storrow Drive at Exit 18. Westbound traffic will be detoured to I-93 via the Ted Williams Tunnel.
Travelers are advised to avoid the area completely, as delays are anticipated at the detour locations. Motorists are encouraged to Rt.2, Rt.9, Storrow Drive, Soldier's Field Road and Rt.128 to I-93, accessing them as far from the detour points as possible to help minimize traffic delays in those areas.
This lighting and ventilation issue is the result of the overnight power outage in the Fenway section of Boston. In addition to the Massachusetts Turnpike and various local roadways, three additional State roadways have also been impacted. These are Charlesgate East and West and the Bowker overpass at Boylston Street. Temporary traffic control measures are in place at these locations. The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation is also assisting with traffic control in the Charlesgate area.
NSTAR is working on the issue and a generator is enroute. There remains no anticipated time for the reopening of the Prudential Tunnel or the arrival and connection of the generator.
MASSACHUSETTS STATE POLICE ADVISORY 060913:
Massachusetts Turnpike Closure at Prudential Tunnel Likely to Impact Traffic
For motorist safety, the Massachusetts Turnpike will be closed shortly at the entrance of the Prudential Tunnel in Boston due to an area power outage affecting lighting and ventilation in the tunnel. This will impact both eastbound and westbound traffic, as the tunnel will be completely closed. The duration of the closure is unknown at this time. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Massachusetts State Police will provide additional details as they become available, but for now, please advise your viewers/listeners/readers to seek alternate routes. Facebook and Twitter followers got alerts. Sign up to get yours.
Wax On, Wax Off
June 8, 2013 — Like Al Kooper's organ following every one-note of Michael Bloomfield's guitar on Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" a split second later, student Marc Carter, right, mimics instructor José Tomas's every move on the Hopkinton Common today.
Mr. Tomas said they are practicing I Liq Chuan, an internal discipline that combines healing and martial arts.
"It is more meditative than martial in practice," he said. He said it is practiced by people in China surrounded by trees, a reason he gave for practicing at Hopkinton Common.
MetroWest YMCA Receives $25,000 from Hopkinton Country
Above, from left, Dorothy Maruska, Hopkinton Country Club Charitable Foundation, Rick MacPherson, President and CEO of MetroWest YMCA, John Barclay, Hopkinton YMCA Branch Executive Director, Nila Gray, Vice President of Hopkinton Country Club Foundation, and foundation members Terry Richardson, Bill Abernethy and Richard Straight.
June, 8, 2013 — This afternoon members of the Hopkinton Country Club Charitable Foundation presented a representative check for $25,000 to the MetroWest YMCA in Hopkinton at an event at the Hayes Lodge, surrounded by the facility's hundreds of acres.
As a result of this grant, the Y was able to serve eleven children from nine families in grades one through seven.
Through the Hopkinton Country Club's Charitable Foundation these children have developed positive relationships with the YMCA staff and other children in the YMCA’s program. Daily activities included homework time, arts and crafts, experiments, cooking projects, snack, physical activities and outside play, along with quiet time where the kids can read, play, or keep themselves occupied with independent projects.
One of the highlights of this year was when a parent approached the Executive Director of the YMCA about one of the staff members. She explained her child’s reading scores had improved and that she had checked with the school to see if they had done anything differently and was told no. The improvement came because of the effort and individual attention the YMCA staff member gave to her child during their time at the School’s Out Program!
Hopkinton Country Club Charitable Foundation has an annual golf event and fundraising gala to raise money to fund these worthwhile projects. Last year approximately $100,000 was raised through a golf tournament, live and silent auction. This year the golf tournament and gala will be on Saturday, October 12, at the Hopkinton Country Club. All are welcome to attend and donations of money or auction items are always needed. . For further information or to donate please contact Terry Richardson, President, Hopkinton Country Club Charitable Foundation, email@example.com Contributed content.
Like a baby turtle hitching a ride on its mother's back, these turtles mimic that behavior by finding turtle-shaped rocks to sun themselves on comfortably, today on Clinton Street. They appear very Happy Together.
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Marjorie Doris Kennedy, 95
Marjorie Doris Kennedy, 95, of
Hopkinton, passed away Friday at the Metrowest Medical
Center in Framingham. She was the daughter of the late
Harold and Aura Lee Benner. She was the wife of the late
Frederick W. "Doc" Kennedy who passed in 1982.
Class of 2013 Graduates
June 8, 2013 — The Class of 2013 graduation marked not only the end of high school for the students who received their diplomas Friday evening, but also the last Hopkinton graduation for Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steven Hiersche, and also of Evan Bishop as Principal, who has taken over the high school's top position awaiting the hiring of the next principal, Michael Cournoyer, who will begin at the end of the month. Dr. Hiersche, who filled as interim, will move on and be replaced by Ms. Cathy MacLeod at the end of the month.
Some of the most memorable events were a musical selection written and performed by members of the class, the unscheduled address by a young graduate undergoing treatment for Hodgkins, and an entreaty by Valedictorian Tyler Mikulis, who offered the perspective of the Tralfamadorians, aliens in the Kurt Vonnegut novel Slaughterhouse Five who see events as happening at the same time, instead of chronologically.
To see hundreds of photos from the event (in chronological order) please click on the graphic below. And if you see some you like, you may purchase from there, too.
Inter-Municipal Agreement (IMA) Formalized
For Immediate Release
June 7, 2013
HOPKINTON - The MetroWest Anti Casino Coalition (MWACC) has formalized an Inter-Municipal Agreement (IMA) to coordinate and facilitate actions relevant to the proposed casino in the MetroWest region of Massachusetts.
The agreement was executed by the Boards of Selectmen in Ashland, Holliston, Hopkinton and Medway in the last week. In addition, several other towns have expressed an interest in our organization and are exploring their options for participation.
Questions specific to the efforts of the MWACC should be addressed to Selectman Brian Herr using the contact information below.
Selectman – Town of Hopkinton
Chairman – Metro West Anti Casino Coalition
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