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Robert J. St.Angelo Sr., 74


Robert J. St.Angelo Sr., 74, of Marlborough and formerly a long time resident of Hopkinton, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013 at his home. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Rose (Fetta) and Pasco St.Angelo. He was the husband of 47 years to Patricia Ann (Dimock) St.Angelo of Marlborough.

An Air Force and National Guard Veteran, Robert was an Assistant Pastor in the Rhode Island Faith Church in Scituate. He worked for many years at Bay State Abrasives, ACME Heating and Air Conditioning and with several real estate offices in the Metrowest area.

Besides his wife, Robert is survived by his sons, David St.Angelo and his wife Deborah of Marlborough, Robert St.Angelo and his wife Michelle of S. Grafton; a brother, Michael St.Angelo of Florida; 4 grandchildren, Myles, Owen, Katherine, and Ryan. He also leaves several nieces and nephews and countless friends.

Visitation will take place on Saturday, July 6th from 10-11am at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A service in the funeral home will follow at 11:30am. Committal service will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VNA Care Network and Hospice at 333 Turnpike Rd, Southboro, MA 01772 or Dana Farber Cancer Center at 20 Prospect St, Milford, MA.


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton Massachusetts

Compiled for HopNews.com by Eric Montville © 2013 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from June 24, 2013 - July 1, 2013
Address Buyer Price Date Seller
20 Elizabeth Road Eric Graham $780,000 July 1, 2013 Kenneth J. Driscoll, Laura H. Driscoll
4 Gibbon Road Shavonne Salemo, David Salemo $635,000 July 1, 2013 Erik Beebe, Carolyn Beebe
83 Ash Street Lester W. Allen, Patricia C. Allen $504,000 July 1, 2013 Vinicius A. Goncalves, Carla D. Goncalves
9 Bullmoose Run Bree C. Williams $526,000 July 1, 2013 Daniel A. Parent, Mary K. Halpin
38 Connelly Hill Road Shannon M. Hedstrom, Gregg A. Hedstrom $977,500 July 1, 2013 Connelly LLC
22 Glen Road Evan J. Levine, Emily B. Levine $620,000 July 1, 2013 Gregg A. Hedstrom, Shannon M. Hedstrom
23 Rocky Wood Road Christopher A. Meade, Stephanie L. Meade $641,000 June 28, 2013 David H. Wheeler, Susan E. Wheeler
98 Wood Street Keith E. Taylor, Sarah E. Taylor $380,000 June 28, 2013 Scott Hatherley, Stephanie Hatherley
5 Lorigan Road Mary L. Davis $337,000 June 28, 2013 Christopher J. MacPherson, Kristina M.
11 Meserve Street Youngsook Kim, Jungsoo Kim $394,000 June 27, 2013 Geoffrey S. Grady
6 Rough Rider Road Tyler G. Vivian, Jaime L. Vivian $520,000 June 27, 2013 Luis A. Peralta, Maureen Peralta, Rough Rider
Realty Trust
3 Appaloosa Circle Mark Tierney, Linda Tierney $495,000 June 27, 2013 Jeri M. Esper
29 Connelly Hill Road Pavel A. Perlov, Christina Perlov $1,165,000 June 26, 2013 Augustine Amegadzie, Adrianna C. Amegadzie
40 Parker Point Road Christopher R. Angelo, Michelle N. Angelo $399,500 June 26, 2013 Erica Thomas, Barry Thomas
4 McGill Court, Unit 6 Isaac H. Naar, Rosemarie Naar $449,000 June 26, 2013 William A. Depietri, Lumber Street I Realty Trust
67 East Street Timothy P. Murphy, Melissa Murphy $697,546 June 25, 2013 Richard J. Oldach, Mary M. Oldach
8 Old Farm Road Matthew J. Colleran, Laura E. Thompson $890,300 June 25, 2013 Kevin P. Dunne, Jylanne M. Dunne
Last Week
16 Sanctuary Lane Werner Christ, Lin Li $422,238 June 24, 2013 Weston Development Group
16 Sanctuary Lane, Unit 28 Weston Development Group $100,000 June 24, 2013 Sanctuary Lane LLC
72 Old Elm Way Jonathan T. Burrill, Alexandra Burrill $925,000 June 21, 2013 John M. McPherson, Pamela A. McPherson
152 Hayden Rowe Street Angela Bovill $655,000 June 20, 2013 Patrick J. Sansonetti, Shannon E. Sansonetti
21 Curtis Road Jeffrey C. Bouzan, April S. Bouzan $380,000 June 20, 2013 Lesley D. Nelson, Matthew K. Nelson
Previous Week
12 Stonegate Road Matthew K. Nelson $907,500 June 17, 2013 Michael G. Najnigier, Jill A. Najnigier
33 Woody Island Road Jochen Daneil Muehlschlegal, Susanne
$332,000 June 17, 2013 Richard R. Beidleman, Beth A. Beidleman
185 Hayden Rowe Street 185 Hayden Rowe Realty Trust, Elizabeth V.
Davidson, Thomas Orent
$370,100 June 14, 2013 James Maloney, Maloney Family Nominee Trust

188 Hayden Rowe Street

Elizabeth V. Davidson, Thomas Orent, 188
Hayden Rowe Realty Trust


June 14, 2013

James Maloney, Maloney Family Nominee Trust

21 Valentine Road David W. Sykrora, Patricia J. Sykora $445,000 June 14, 2013 Jay S. Jacobson, Victoria M. Jacobson
8 Ledgestone Drive Marc G. Locoche, Meghan Lacoche $640,000 June 14, 2013 David W. Sykora, Patricia J. Sykora
10 Sterling Drive James R. Odierna, Michelle L. Odierna $723,000 June 14, 2013 Debra A. Defranzo
12 Colella Farm Road Robert F. Keohane, Dianne L. Keohane $610,000 June 14, 2013 Christopher E. Fuchs, Susan S. Fuchs
42 Chestnut Street Robert R. Zeigler, Deborah L. Zeigler $418,000 June 13, 2013 Paulo S. Mendes, Dulce C. Pinto
9 Cole Drive, Unit 16 Eileen O Locke, Kenneth W. Locke $479,900 June 12, 2013 William A. Depietri, Lumber Street I Realty Trust
Fay School Proudly Presents Achievements of Hopkinton Students

   Above, from Hopkinton, Ethan Student pitching and below, Isabelle Giordano running track, both for Fay School in Southborough.

    Academic High Honors (average grade of 90%, with no grade below 85)

Grade 7

Avery Asherman

Alexandra Pryshlak

Jennifer Steinberg

Christopher Sullivan

Grade 8

Liam Fitzgerald

Isabelle Giordano

William Hollinger

Sarah Pearson

Stephanie Pearson

Lea Steinberg

Grade 9

Julia Harvey


Academic Honors (average grade of at least 85%, with no grade below 80)

Grade 7

Coleman Ahn

Todd Pavone

Louis Scumaci

Ethan Student

Grade 8

Tyler Bui

Andrew Estella

Rudi Ying

Grade 9

Liam Busconi


Athletic Awards

Isabelle Giordano (Gr. 8) – Girls Track & Field Earnest Effort Award

Julia Harvey (Gr. 9) - Girls Track & Field Coaches’ Award

Andrew Estella (Gr. 8) - Boys Varsity Lacrosse MVP

Ethan Student (Gr. 7) – Varsity Baseball Coaches’ Award


Class of 2013 Secondary School Destinations

Liam Busconi - St. Mark’s School

Julia Harvey - Worcester Academy


Police Incident/Log

Updated Monday, July 1, 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.

4 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

2 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

2 Times the Police participated in Community Relations or passenger safety.


Arrest Log

Friday, June 29, 2013

11:23 pm Officer Peter Booth arrested Cameron D. Phillips, 18, of Sterling Drive, Hopkinton, on Main Street for a Warrant and also charged him with Obstructing an Emergency Vehicle, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Possession of Class D Substance.

10:53 pm Officer Peter Booth arrested Robert G. Wills, 18, of Blueberry Lane, Hopkinton, on Main Street and charged him with Possession of Class D Substance.

Incident Log

Sunday, June 31, 2013

10:24 pm A caller from Hayward Street reported that her son was being spoofed over the phone by someone. Officer Philip Powers responded and gave the resident advice.

9:28 pm A 911 caller from West Elm Street reported possible gun shots or fireworks. Two officers checked the area with a negative find on anything suspicious.

8:20 pm A resident reported an on-going noise complaint of air compressors being run and work being done on Wood Street. Officer Philip Powers responded and advised that the individual was just cleaning out a cement mixer.


Saturday, June 30, 2013

9:49 pm While doing traffic enforcement on Main Street Officer Peter Booth stopped a motor vehicle and subsequently arrested the operator, an eighteen year old male from Hopkinton and charged him with Obstructing an Emergency Vehicle, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Possession of Class D Substance. The passenger, an eighteen year old male from Hopkinton was also arrested and charged with Possession of Class D Substance.

8:37 pm A caller reported that sneakers and socks were by the water in the area of the boat house in the State Park. Sgt. Michael Sutton checked the area and advised that all was fine.

6:07 pm A caller reported that a female was following him in a kayak on Lake Maspenock then got separated and was now missing. Two officers responded and located her.

4:05 pm A 911 caller reported that a motor vehicle almost hit a bicyclist, motorcyclist and vehicle on East Main Street. Officer Peter Booth located the vehicle and advised that it was operating just fine.


Friday, June 29, 2013

4:57 pm A Hayden Rowe Street resident requested assistance with a groundhog that was hissing and chasing people. Officer Matthew McNeil responded to assist the Animal Control Officer.

3:49 pm Detective Timothy Brennan checked and secured a motor vehicle and a residence on Spring Street.

3:46 pm A 911 caller reported a motor vehicle accident in which the vehicle rolled over an embankment on West Main Street. Two officers responded and assisted the Fire Department.

9:45 am A walk-in from West Elm Street spoke with Officer Thomas Griffin regarding theft.

2:21 am A resident of Downey Street reported that a neighbor's horn is continuously sounding. Officer Peter Booth responded and assisted the owner with stopping it.


The Movie on the Common for tonight has been cancelled
due to the forecast of rain. The next Movie on the Common is schedule for Thursday, July 11th where we will be showing "Rango". 



July 1, 2013 — These two sisters (names are forthcoming) blow on pinwheels and show each other how fast theirs can go. Because humans' eyes can only focus normally in concert a few inches away, the girl facing the camera crosses hers to see more closely. They are with their parents at the Hopkinton Common enjoying a park bench while the Grateful Dead cover band Playing Dead warms up.

How's Your Zinc?

July 1, 2013 — In a community outreach at the Hopkinton Farmers Market, Beth Graubart of Hopkinton Drug offers a sample of a zinc deficiency test to an interested patron.


Cross-Country Relay for The One Fund Boston Passes Baton in Hopkinton

June 30, 2013 — UK natives, runners Kate Treleaven, Danny Bent and Jamie Hay, heard the tragic news of the bombings in Boston, together on the radio, and were determined to do something about it. Their inspiration turned into a relay run across the United States that began in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, California and stopped briefly in Hopkinton this evening on their way to Boston.

         Above a runner carries the relay baton from Upton to the triangle named Cookies Corner by the Start line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton. She handed it off to Dave McGillivray, Race Director of the Boston Marathon (below, red shirt, center) for the next leg of the trip. The runners were escorted to Ashland by  the goodwill of the Hopkinton Police Department. At the pace they running, they are expected to be at the Finish Line in Boston by midnight. See some video below the photo.



Build it and They Will Come

June 29, 2013 — Alta Legacy Farms is getting the finishing touches on the showcase entrance to the property at Legacy Farms South, and the first units of 240 one and two bedroom apartments completed.

Posse of Turkeys

June 29, 2013 — Wikipedia and other sources that list the names of animal groups defines a group of turkeys as a rafter or a posse, like this bunch of "vigilantes" on the side of Legacy Road South, away from the construction.



June 29, 2013 — Yes, one name for a group of swans is indeed herd, like this herd of swans captured by the Roving HopNews Camera in Whitinsville today. The young fowl have some feathers turning white.


Robert Joseph St.Angelo, 74

Robert Joseph St.Angelo, 74, of Marlborough and formerly a long time resident of Hopkinton, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013 at his home. He was the husband of 46 years to Patricia Ann (Dimock) St.Angelo of Marlborough. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.


Retirement for Fire Prevention Officer

Above, Hopkinton Deputy Fire Chief Steve Slaman hands a firefighters flag signed by all Firefighters to Bob Santucci early this evening.

June 28, 2013 — For residents wondering why the Hopkinton Firehouse sounded their horn tonight at 5:00 pm, it was to honor the end of the last shift as a firefighter for Fire Prevention Officer Robert "Bob" Santucci, who served the department for 32 years. Officer Santucci reached the mandatory retirement age of 65, making choice not an option. After the sounding of the horn, Lieutenant Patrick Gross gave a testimonial over the station's radio frequency thanking Officer Santucci and mentioning, among other things, his strong work ethic and constant contributions at the firehouse. Below, Bob helps wife, Frances out of the Hopkinton Fire Engine 4, which gave them their last ride home, where his children, grandchildren, and special guests who had a head start from the firehouse, were waiting.





The Town of Hopkinton is excited to officially announce today that it has hired an Interim Police Chief! Current Police Department Lieutenant Charles Wallace has agreed to be the Interim Police Chief for the next six months. The contract also includes a provision that allows the parties to extend the contract for one or two separate three-month terms, while the Town conducts a comprehensive search for a new Police Chief.


HopNews file photo, Lt. Charles Wallace

Police Incident/Log

Updated Friday, June 28, 2013


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.

3 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Incident Log

Thursday, June 27, 2013

4:14 pm A walk-in from Mount Auburn Street spoke with Officer William Burchard regarding a restraining order violation.

7:22 am A caller reported that a man was walking on Chestnut Street with a hockey helmet on, carrying a teddy bear. Two officers responded but were unable to locate the individual.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

5:38 pm A caller reported that her sister was a victim of a hit and run on Route 495.

4:37 pm A caller was concerned about a man at EMC Park who was petting a kitten. Officer Peter Booth responded and spoke with him. It turned out the man was there with his child, too.

4:39 pm Officer Gregg DeBoer requested an incident number for suspicious activity that his neighbor alerted him about.

3:27 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil responded to Spring Street to investigate larceny of jewelry that was taken in a breaking and entering incident.

12:18 pm A resident of Hazel Road reported that a telemarketer called her phone number back and was being rude.

12:33 pm A caller from Pinecrest Village reported that he had been followed all day by a motor vehicle that was now on his property. Three officers responded but were unable to locate the vehicle.

9:47 am A Wood Street resident reported a suspicious motor vehicle on her family's property. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and spoke with the operator.


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Indicted in Boston Marathon Bombing Case

A federal grand jury returned a 30-count indictment against Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev for his alleged role in using weapons of mass destruction at the Boston Marathon to kill three individuals and maim or seriously injure many others, as well as for using a firearm to intentionally kill Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Police Officer Sean Collier.

“Today’s indictment is the result of the dedicated and collective efforts of law enforcement and intelligence partners, working with a sense of urgency and purpose to find those responsible for these deadly attacks,” said FBI Director Robert S. Mueller. “These continuing efforts reflect the pursuit of justice for those who lost their lives and for the scores of individuals who were injured.”

The indictment alleges that beginning no later than February 2013 and continuing until Tsarnaev was apprehended on April 19, 2013, Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan conspired to use improvised explosive devices (IEDs) against people, property, and places of public use. Specifically, the indictment alleges that on April 15, 2013, during the 117th running of the Boston Marathon, Tsarnaev and his brother placed IEDs among the crowds of spectators who were cheering the runners on Boylston Street towards the marathon finish line. After placing the IEDs among the crowd, the indictment alleges, Tsarnaev and his brother detonated the bombs seconds apart, killing three people, maiming and injuring many more, and forcing a premature end to the marathon. The indictment alleges that the IEDs were constructed from pressure cookers, explosive powder, shrapnel, adhesives, and other items and were designed to shred skin, shatter bone, and cause extreme pain and suffering, as well as death.


Suffield Academy Announces Honor Roll

Suffield Academy, a private, co-educational secondary school in Suffield, Connecticut has released its Honor Roll for the Spring, 2013.

Among its accomplished students is Hopkinton resident Max Teitelman, a member of the Class of 2016, who has achieved High Honors.

Main Street Construction Parking/Travel Update


Starting tomorrow, June 28, 2013,  Main Street will have two travel lanes. The parking at the municipal spots on Main Street will temporarily be restricted in the construction zone. Therefore the parking spots that will be utilized for vehicular traffic are from Old Town Liquors to the Main Street/Cedar Street/Grove Street intersection. This area is considered the construction zone for tomorrow. These parking spots will be cordoned off at the close of business today. The affected businesses will be notified the day before for use of the parking spots.

If the weather is unfavorable tomorrow and no work is conducted, these spaces will be utilized on the next working day. 

Looking forward, no construction will take place next week of July 1st. Construction will resume on Monday, July 8th.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

April S. Prezioso




Karen Spilka to Formally Kick-Off Campaign and Open Campaign HQ
 A Campaign Kick-Off and HQ Grand Opening has been scheduled for Monday, July 1, 2013 at 7:00 pm at 303 Worcester Road in Framingham. State Senator Karen Spilka, who will be announcing her intention to run for Congress, specifically, the seat being vacated by Ed Markey, who was just elected to the US Senate, will be on hand to speak to the gathering and answer questions posed by the press.

Ms. Spilka, from Ashland, is a state senator whose district includes Hopkinton. If elected to Markey's seat in Congress, she will no longer serve the district. The US Congressman for Hopkinton's district is Joe Kennedy III.





by Robert Falcione

June 27, 2013 — According to non-stop press reports all day yesterday, and much of today, NFL New England Patriot's tight end Aaron Hernandez has been arrested and charged with the murder of a friend. The public was treated to the televised spectacle of the arrest at his home in what is called the "perp walk."

Anyone Googling the home of Hernandez will end up ogling at what amounts to a modern day mansion built in the second gilded age. Some media coverage has included video from various angles in the front of the home, and overhead footage reveals a garage in a nook on the side.

Arresting police detectives took Hernandez out the front door of his home in a law enforcement tradition known as the perp walk, parading a suspect in front of the public and media, a practice that has withstood legal challenges. It is only right for the police to show what the taxpayers are getting for their money, and in this case, a lot of hard work gathering evidence was done in a short period of time by a large group of investigators. The Boston television news outlets have shown overhead pre-crime surveillance video from God-knows-where. In fact, the evidence continues to pile up; chewing gum, an empty cartridge.

As he was walked out his front door, Hernandez had a tee shirt pulled over his head and shoulders, but his arms were inside the cloth, revealing the apparent haste with which arresting officers cuffed him. After all, given the opportunity, Hernandez has shown an outstanding ability to outrun and dodge other human beings. But he was not taken out his garage and discreetly placed into the back of a windowless Sheriff's van. He did the perp walk.

When he was brought to the courthouse to face a judge, he was videotaped by television news cameras through a fence, exiting a white van wearing his tee-shirt properly, his arms revealing a thick tapestry of tattoos. Those tattoos will be scrutinized for gang affiliations before he is placed in a population of prisoners.

I think most people would agree, after watching just a few television shows and movies, that anyone will the minimum amount of intelligence, the amount, let's say, needed to get dressed in the morning, would conclude that police do not give up, and prosecutors work hard to send people to jail — it is their jobs, and in many cases, their passions. Whoever killed Odin Lloyd — and I have never said this before, apparently did not watch enough television, rent enough videos or go to enough movies. The cops have a discipline. As one said to me at the beginning of the investigation of the theft of my property years ago, "We will leave no stone unturned."




Cowgirl Wants Home


This is Cowgirl. She is a 19 month old girl, knee high, 50 pound ball of underbitten, roly-poly happiness is a pug/beagle/lab mix, possibly with cattle dog as her ears when alert stick straight out. They broke the mold when they made this one.  Potty and crate trained.  Cowgirl gets along well with other dogs, not a cat lover though. She is pretty lazy but does enjoy a brisk walk now and again. She has good manners and loves people of all ages.  If you are interested in meeting/adopting Cowgirl- Please email Jen jen@bigfluffydogs.com or Beth Malloy at mbdc4eva@gmail.com


DCF Caseworkers Protest in Whitinsville

DCF caseworkers in Whitinsville spent their lunchtime on June 26, 2013 standing outside the parking lot to the DCF office in Whitinsville, Mass to protest a high caseload. One worker confided that the proper caseload is in the vicinity of 18, but they now average 25 cases per worker. Not once did anyone ask for relief for themselves. They are not protesting being overworked or underpaid. Their concern is that by having a high caseload, the high-risk kids who need more attention or time are not getting it. HopNews was the only media there, responding to an invitation. However, other media outlet did not take part, because they were chasing a story about a pro football player accused of murder.
        DCF Chapter President of the workers' union speaks in the video below.



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David Vincent Cardito, 38


David Vincent Cardito, 38, of Hopkinton, passed away unexpectedly while playing Hockey, on Monday, June 24, 2013. Raised in Canton, MA, he was the son of Anna M. and Joseph M. Cardito currently of East Orleans. He was the husband of nearly four years to Melissa J. (Cacace) Cardito of Hopkinton.

David loved playing hockey, riding motocross and spending time with his family. He was a Sales Manager for Pega Systems in Cambridge. He attended Noble & Greenough School in Dedham and received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Before his death, David had found true happiness with his wife and two beloved children, Christopher (23 months) and Marin Cardito (3 months) of Hopkinton. He also leaves behind his siblings, Lisa Oliver of Hopkinton and Michael Cardito of Pacific Palisades, CA; his parents-in-law, Thomas and Diane Cacace of North Haven, CT; 3 nieces and 2 nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 28th from 3-7p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A service in the funeral home will follow at 7:00p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cardito Children's Education Fund, P.O. Box 1203, Upton, MA 01568


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