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 *** UPDATE 7/10/13 ***


Please be advised that beginning Friday July 12, 2013 at 8:30 PM, Route 85, Cedar St., in Hopkinton will be open to LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY due to road construction in support of the bridge replacement project on Cedar St. in Southborough. 


All Non-Local traffic will be detoured at the intersection of Cedar St., Route 85 and Main St., Route 135 in Hopkinton and rerouted through Ashland into Southborough. Detour signs will be posted to assist motorists.   


The detour will be in place until Monday July 15, 2013 at 5 AM.


Only local residential and business traffic, including Hopkinton State Park and Carbone’s Restaurant, will be allowed in this area.


Police officers will be on-duty to assist with the detour.


Motorists and residents are urged to use caution in this area and allow for extra travel time.


My 2013 Vacation...

July 10, 2013 — Ed Harrow sends this photo of himself at Yellowstone National Park showing off his iconic Ellen Scordino campaign tee shirt, while Old Faithful expresses enthusiastic agreement, in the only way it knows how.


   Police Incident Log   
   Updated Wednesday, July 10, 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.

2 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.

2 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Incident Log

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
4:51 pm A walk-in from Davis Road spoke with Officer Aaron O'Neil regarding being hacked via email. He stated that he received a notification from Yahoo confirming that he was hacked and to file a report.
1:35 pm The owner of a Cedar Street business reported that he was receiving unwanted phone calls that were possibly a scam. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and took a report.
8:09 am A caller reported a suspicious, possibly abandoned motor vehicle on Greenwood Road. Officer Patrick O'Brien located the owner of the vehicle who was staying at a friends house.
12:31 am A caller reported a domestic disturbance on Downey Street involving a husband and wife. Two officers responded and advised that in was only a verbal argument.

Monday, July 8, 2013
10:10 pm A security guard who was on foot patrol at Legacy Farms reported hearing a noise and then barricaded herself in a construction trailer. Four officers checked the area with a negative find on anything suspicious.
4:17 pm An employee of a Main Street business reported missing prescription medication. Officer William Burchard responded to investigate.
6:12 am A resident of Meserve Street reported a motor vehicle abandoned by the former tenants who came this morning and removed the license plate. Officer Linda Higgins spoke with the owner who stated that they needed the plates for another vehicle and the vehicle left there will be towed shortly.


Game MVP

Two Hopkinton Little League softball players, Natalie Calkins and Lilly Morningstar, competed in the U12A Twin Valley All Star Game held in Marlborough's Baldelli Softball Complex on July 8. Coached by Kevin Murphy in the regular summer season, Calkins and Morningstar represented Hopkinton as they joined players from 11 different towns to compete in the game. Their team won, 8-6, and Morningstar was voted the team's MVP of the game.  Contributed content.


Every Rose...

July 9, 2013 — A beautiful rainbow behind powerful clouds is a sight to behold, even though it may mean rain and thunder, early Monday evening.


Safety First

July 9, 2013 —This worker is calling out to the machine operator digging the trench on Main Street laying the water main this week. Russo Brothers is the contractor on the job. They will dig the main trench, and then go back and tie in all of the water services to each user, a job that is expected to take until November, 2013 (Correction).

Donald William Brisco, 80


Donald William Brisco, 80, of Hopkinton, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013 at the Milford Regional Medical Center. Born in Soldiers, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Maude (Lehman) and John Brisco. He was the husband of Anna Maria (Morteo) Brisco of Hopkinton.

Donald proudly and honorably served his country as a Marine from 1953-1961. He was the Vice President of Operations at The Fair Department Store for 22 years from 1973-1995.

Besides his wife he is survived by his children, John W. Brisco, Donald A. Brisco, Bonnie J. Brisco; and his son-in-law, Mike Wooten. He also leaves behind 2 grandchildren, Daniel J. and Matthew D. Brisco.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 12th from 5-8pm at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A funeral mass will take place at 10:00a.m. on Saturday, July 13th at St.

John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National MS Society, Greater New England Chapter P.O. Box 845945 Boston, MA 02284 or www.nationalmssociety.org 

<<--- Hopkinton Parks and Recreation will be showing a movie on the common this Thursday, July 11th. The movie is "Rango" and will begin at 8:30pm. We hope to see you all there!
New Library Hours Beginning July 5
Mon:  10 am - 8 pm
Tues & Thurs:  10 am - 5 pm
Wed & Fri:  10 am - 8 pm
Saturday:  10 am - 1 pm
Closed on Saturdays from mid-June through August
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The Water Department would like to remind everyone of the current water use restrictions.


Lawn sprinklers may be used for lawn watering  two days per week, outside of the hours of 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. All other outdoor non-essential use is permitted daily outside the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. People residing in precinct one and three may water on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Precincts two and four may water on Wednesday and Fridays.  There shall be no lawn watering on Saturday, Sunday or Monday.  This only applies to those water services connected to the municipal water system.


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   Police Incident Log   
   Updated Monday, July 8, 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.

4 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

Incident Log

Sunday, July 7, 2013

7:59 pm A caller reported that a fox was acting strangely on Sterling Drive. Officer Philip Powers located the fox and advised that it was acting normally.

2:14 pm A caller reported that youths were riding dirt bikes without helmets on Pendulum Pass. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and spoke with two individuals.

1:34 pm Officer Stephen Buckley installed a child seat on Main Street.

1:15 pm Officer Thomas Griffin reported that the door was missing off of the fire box at the Historical Society building. The Fire Department responded to investigate.

1:11 pm A motorist reported an erratic operator who was unable to stay in the lane on East Main Street. Officer Thomas Griffin stopped the motor vehicle and spoke with the operator.

3:13 am There were two 911 callers who reported a sixteen year old high on narcotics and out of control on Valentine Circle. Officer Linda Higgins responded and advised that two youths were transported to the hospital.


Saturday, July 6, 2013

6:44 pm A caller reported an erratic operator on East Main Street. Two officers responded and checked the area with a negative find. The Ashland Police Department advised that they had the vehicle stopped.

3:59 pm A 911 caller from Eastview Road reported that several cab drivers were after him and wished to speak with an officer. Two officers responded and spoke with the resident.


Friday, July 5, 2013

10:22 pm A caller reported a suspicious male and female outside of a residence on Falcon Ridge Drive. Two officers responded and checked the area with a negative.

7:46 pm A resident of Commonwealth Avenue reported that a man was spraying insecticide on the center trail and was concerned about a health risk and possibly needing a permit. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and spoke with the individual who was spraying a garlic and mineral oil mixture on his own property.

12:36 pm A caller from Phipps Street reported that several pieces of landscape equipment was stolen within the past few days. Officer Thomas Griffin responded and took a report.

7:03 am An Appaloosa Circle resident reported that a vehicle pulled over and then speed away twice after being seen. Officer Philip Powers responded to check the area but could not locate the vehicle.

1:19 am A motorist reported that a possible intoxicated individual was walking on top of the jersey barriers at the construction site on Cedar Street. Officer Matthew McNeil spoke with the male who was sober and on his way to the Cape.


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton Massachusetts

Compiled for HopNews.com by Eric Montville © 2013 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from July 1, 2013 - July 8, 2013
Address Buyer Price Date Seller
9 Highcroft Way, Unit 9 William Englund Jr., Mary Hunter Chamberlain $309,000 July 8, 2013 Michael L. Hawes, Amy Hawes
22 Huckleberry Road Wilson Delaney St. Pierre, Nicole E. St. Pierre $700,000 July 8, 2013 Richard W. Hartson, Allison S. Bumsted
6 Patriots Boulevard Allison S. Bumsted $325,000 July 8, 2013 Stagecoach Heights Realty LLC
16 Kimball Road Zachary C. Dimotta, Melissa F. Dimotta $692,500 July 2, 2013 James P. Kennedy Jr., Margaret B. Kennedy
8 Oak Street Zhen Wu, Tong Zhu $850,000 July 2, 2013 Daniel J. Sheehan Jr., Michelle L. Sheehan
23 Cedar Street Huijuan Zhang, Xinghui Sun $250,000 July 2, 2013 Eleanor Ularich
Last Week        
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



Westborough Family Physician Transferring to Hopkinton Practice

July 8, 2013 — Tri-County Medical Associates is pleased to announce and welcome Family Medicine Physician, Benjamin Lieberman, MD. For the last 12 years, Dr. Lieberman practiced at Westborough Family Medicine. Beginning mid-August, Dr. Lieberman will join Hopkinton Family Practice along with Dr. Cindy Handler. New patients and families are also being welcomed at this time. Appointments can be made by calling 508-435-4414.

Tri-County Medical is a physicians’ practice group serving the healthcare needs of residents within the Metro West and Blackstone Valley region. Now in its 22nd year of operation, Tri-County Medical’s physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners practice primary and specialty medicine in 26 office locations within Bellingham, Franklin, Hopkinton, Medway, Mendon, Milford, and Whitinsville. Tri-County Medical is a direct affiliate with Milford Regional Medical Center. Contributed Content.

Downtown Water Main Construction

July 8, 2013  Above, as seen from the HopNews HopCam located in the window of the HopNews office, two lanes of traffic are still able to traverse Downtown Hopkinton as workers continue their rapid pace of installing a new water main on Main Street. Parking, however, will be dramatically affected in front of several businesses. To see a live shot of the scene, choose the webcam near the top right of this page.

Hopkinton Concert on the Common Canceled Tonight, July 7, 2013
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Seven-Score and Ten Years Ago...

July 7, 2013 — Hopkinton resident and avid photographer and American Civil War buff John Collins captured this scene at a reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg this past week, where in July of 1863 Union troops stopped the advancing Confederate Army, and according to some historians, turned the tide of the war.

         President Abraham Lincoln paid tribute to the fallen Union soldiers months later, memorializing the place with a speech that began, "Four-score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in..."

         To see what a sepia-toned photographic print from that period might look like, mouse-over the image.



Early Civics Lesson

July 6, 2013 — These youngsters learned the value of community involvement by maintaining a lemonade stand and donating the proceeds to the benefit of the Hopkinton Public Library. Above they received recognition from the Board of Selectmen and had their photo taken at last Tuesday's meeting.


Smiling Faces

July 6, 2013 — This bee appears to have eyes in the front of its face, as well as the ones on each side. but it only an illusion. It is enjoying some moss on Lake Whitehall by Pond Street.

Bridge Out

July 6, 2013 — This iconic bridge over Whitehall Brook on Fruit Street would be in need of repair if it were anything more than a decoration. It conjures up fishing poles, overalls with straps, bare feet and straw chews.



July 6, 2013 — These Canada geese crossing Legacy Farms Road South stand in contrast to the urban-type of buildings in the background at Alta Legacy Farms.


 The 4th Annual Heather Lynne Siebert Memorial Ride

Laconia Harley Davidson, Meredith, New Hampshire

July 13th, 2013


Heathers Ride and Friend's 4 Eva were founded in November of 2009. We are a charity organization focusing our efforts on raising money for the Heather Siebert Patient Support Fund located at Boston Children's Hospital. The Fund helps family's with children who are patients of the GI/Nutrition Services. So far we have raised over $25,000 and affected over 50 family's. The fund helps family's with expenses that are not covered by insurance such as lodging, food and clothing, just to name a few, all in an effort to allow the parents to remain with their children when they are hospitalized. (Photo from last year). The inspiration for Heather's Ride is Heather Siebert, who bravely struggled with a global system auto immune disease that began in 1997, a disease so rare that they called it Heather's Syndrome. The Hopkinton native graduated in 2004 and passed away in Oct. of 2009.

In 2012 we added The Heather Siebert Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Hopkinton High School and we are very proud to have awarded two $500.00 scholarships to two very deserving students.

How do we do this? Motorcycles, and lots of them!!! The 4th Annual Heather Lynne Siebert Memorial Ride will be held on July 13th at Laconia Harley Davidson in Meredith New Hampshire. We will take approximately 100 motorcycles on a great ride around our Lakes Region. We will have coffee and breakfast foods during registration, a great stop at one of our areas top tourist destinations and when we return to Laconia Harley Davidson, live music by The Tim and Dave Show, a free lunch and lots and lots of prizes.

Please visit our web site for more information. Heathersride.webs.com

We hope to see you all there.


July 5, 2013 — Blood's Pond is almost always a good place to find wildlife upon the water. The scene is not serendipitous because the photographer stumbled upon it. He did not. It is serendipitous because while photographing the great blue heron on the right, the cormorant, a diving bird, came out of the water to hold its wings out to dry, and in doing so, took its place in a position that conforms with a classic rule of thirds of artistic composition.

Summertime is Taco Time on Mexican Mondays

July 5, 2013 — Mondays are for Mexican at Cornell's IRISH Pub. Starting at 6:00 pm every Monday you can make your own tacos for ONLY $1.00 each, and when you are done, give the count to the cashier. Owner Ellen Scanlon said the honor system has worked out really well.  She says to bring the whole family, but when the ingredients are done, they are done until the next Monday, when fresh ingredients are prepared. Kids are welcome.


Police Incident/Arrest Log    
   Updated Friday, July 5, 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.

1 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Check.

5 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

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


Arrest Log

Friday, July 5, 2013

12:03 am Officer Matthew McNeil arrested Kristin E. Daly, 41, of Pullard Road, Grafton, on Main Street and charged her with OUI Liquor.


Incident Log

Thursday, July 4, 2013

11:22 pm A caller reported a motor vehicle accident without injury on Main Street. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and subsequently arrested a 41 year old female from Grafton and charged her with OUI Liquor.

10:43 pm A Hayden Rowe Street resident complained about loud music. Officer Matthew McNeil checked and spoke with the home owner who turned the music down.

9:17 pm A 911 caller from Lowell Drive reported that a very aggressive fox was acting strangely. Officer William Burchard responded and advised that he believed the fox was protecting its young offspring in the nearby woods.

3:28 pm An anonymous caller from Pond Street reported that several people were having a bonfire and swimming in Lake Whitehall. Officer William Burchard responded and stated that the fire was out and the group had scattered.

11:18 am A Teresa Road resident reported that there were some fireworks in the middle of the roadway and was unsure if they were live or not. Officer Peter Booth responded and advised that they had been previously detonated.

10:12 am Officer Peter Booth stated that a vehicle was towed from Cedar Street.

9:31 am A caller reported that a group of youths were in a West Main Street parking lot shooting off fireworks. Officer Peter Booth responded and spoke with the group.

7:03 am Three officers assisted with parking issues at the State Park.

1:40 am A resident of Hayden Rowe Street reported that fireworks were set off somewhere near her house. Two officers checked the area with a negative find.


Friday, July 5th

All American Wines

In keeping with the Independence Day holiday theme, this week we will taste a line-up of 100% born in the USA wines. This exceptional line-up includes a Washington Sauvignon Blanc, an Oregon Pinot Gris, and a white blend from California. For reds, we will sample a California Pinot Noir, a Washington Merlot, and a red blend from Washington. I hope you will be able to stop by and check them out. And, God Bless America!


Hopkinton Man Rides to End Alzheimer’s


Hopkinton, MA (July 2, 2013) – Andy Andrews of Hopkinton will participate in the 2013 Ride to End Alzheimer's Saturday, July 13. Andrews will ride in support of his dad Herb.

My dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in the fall of 2010,” said Andrews. “I am committed to make a difference in the battle with this devastating disease. Not only for my dad in hopes that he will have the quality of life he deserves; but for me, my wife and my children.”


This year will be Andrews' second year participating in the Ride. “I would like to think I became a cyclist after training for my first ride; the 2012 Memory Ride. Since then I have ridden almost 3000 miles and recently completed the Harpoon B2B in June 2013,” said Andrews. The 43-year-old plans on riding the 100-mile century route beginning in Devens, Massachusetts.


“I hope there is cure for all forms of dementia within my lifetime so we can say goodbye to the helplessness that is associated with watching a loved one suffer without the ability to help.” 


“This disease is tremendously difficult for the people affected and for their families. The Ride to End Alzheimer's not only raises much needed money for research but also raises public awareness and understanding,” said James Wessler, President/CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter. “We are truly grateful to Andy Andrews and all of those participating in the Ride for their commitment to finding a cure.”


This year the RIDE to End Alzheimer’s is a kickoff to the international Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) to be held in Boston July 13-18. AAIC attracts thousands of top researchers from around the globe to share their cutting edge research. Some of those researchers will also take part in the RIDE.


Alzheimer's currently affects more than 5 million Americans. The RIDE to End Alzheimer's is the largest cycling event to support research of treatments and eventually a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Anyone can donate to the Andy Andrews or other riders online at alzmass.org/RIDE.


The Alzheimer’s Association provides services and programs for those with Alzheimer’s, their families and professional caregivers in the form of support groups, a 24/7 Helpline, care consultation, advocacy, research, and educational programs. The RIDE to End Alzheimer’s is part of the Association’s RUN TRI RIDE to End Alzheimer’s program. Information about all programs is available at alz.org/MANH. Contributed  content


Police Incident/Log

Updated Wednesday, July 3, 2013


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

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

2 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.

5 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

3 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.


Arrest Log

Monday, July 1, 2013

10:53 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil arrested Michael T. Somadelis, 19, of Falcon Ridge Drive, Hopkinton, on West Main Street and charged him with Breaking and Entering Daytime for a Felony, Larceny From a Building and Larceny Over $250.

10:01 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil arrested Christine L. Manjourides, 19, of East Main Street, Hopkinton, on West Main Street and charged her with Wanton Destruction of Property Over $250, Breaking and Entering Daytime for a Felony, Larceny From a Building, Larceny Over $250 and Disorderly Conduct.

Incident Log

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

11:44 pm Officer Linda Higgins reported finding a cable box and a couple of other electronic devices illegally dumped on Avenue D.

9:49 pm Officer William Burchard checked and spoke with two individuals behind Center School.

7:59 pm A cab company reported that a driver was in a dispute over a fare payment on Eastview Road. Officer William Burchard responded and issued a citation for fare evasion.

4:38 pm A Walcott Valley Drive resident spoke with Sgt. Michael Sutton regarding receiving a check in the mail from a source unknown to him.

1:50 pm There were multiple calls reporting possible gunshots or blasting in the area of Clinton Street. Three officers responded and checked the area but did not hear anything suspicious.


Monday, July 1, 2013

11:44 pm A caller reported hearing a loud crash in the back of the State Park. Officer Jacob Campbell checked the area but was unable to locate anything suspicious.

11:08 pm A Priscilla Road resident reported that her house and daughters boyfriend's truck was egged and that this has happened multiple times. Officer Jacob Campbell responded and took a report.

9:23 pm A caller reported a domestic disturbance on the side of West Main Street. Three officers responded and subsequently arrested a 19 year old male from Hopkinton and charged him with Breaking and Entering Daytime for a Felony, Larceny From a Building and Larceny Over $250. A 19 year old female from Hopkinton was also arrested and charged with Wanton Destruction of Property Over $250, Breaking and Entering Daytime for a Felony, Larceny From a Building, Larceny Over $250 and Disorderly Conduct.

7:55 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on Main Street regarding an earlier incident.

6:29 pm The caller from Wood Street reported that a vehicle had been parked on his property for several days now and wanted to make sure it was not stolen. Officer Matthew McNeil checked the vehicle and advised the property owner the procedures on how to remove it.

5:45 pm A 911 caller from Chestnut Street reported an on-going neighbor complaint. Officer Aaron O'Neil spoke with both parties involved and advised them to stay away from each other.

5:30 pm A motorist reported that a bicyclist may have fallen in the roadway on Front Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area with a negative find on any bicyclist.

5:19 pm A 911 caller from Chestnut Street reported an on-going problem with a neighbor playing extremely loud music full of expletives. Officer Aaron O'Neil spoke with the individual and advised them to turn down the music.

2:15 pm A walk-in from Wood Street spoke with Detective Timothy Brennan regarding credit card fraud.

12:57 pm Two officers assisted the Fire Department with a motor vehicle accident with personal injury on East Main Street. One patient was transported to the hospital.

12:07 pm Three units responded to lend Mutual Aid to Ashland following the fatal police shooting of an allegedly armed individual in that town while attempting to serve a warrant.

10:17 am A caller reported vandalism to the garden behind Center School. Officer Thomas Griffin responded to view the damage and take a report.

12:03 am A School Street resident reported seeing someone walking around her property and then possibly going into her basement. She refused to have police respond because she stated that it was private property and did not want police on her property. Officer Philip Powers drove by the residence and advised that all appeared to be fine.


Poolside at Building Blocks Academy

July 3, 2014 — Hot summer days at Building Block Academy turn into cool learning at poolside.

Fill a Backpack Items Again To Be Collected at St. Paul’s Church


HOPKINTON (July 3, 2013) --  In support of Project Just Because’s Fill a Backpack drive, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church  will be collecting items for the program at the Church Office at 61 Wood Street in Hopkinton.  The “Fill a Backpack” drive will run from July 7 to August 11 and collection hours are Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon; Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. to noon; and Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. St. Paul’s invites other churches, groups, or individuals to join the Fill a Backpack drive.  Christ Church in Medway joins St. Paul’s this year in collecting donations. Please contact the St. Paul’s Office at 508-435-4536 if you are interested in helping, or simply drop Fill a Backpack items off during collection times.


Project Just Because is trying to fill more than 2,000 backpacks to supply children in need, so that they will have what they need to start the school year on a positive note.   They are specifically looking for backpacks, pencil sharpeners, glue sticks, lunch bags and lunch boxes, rulers, filler paper, scissors, calculators, protractors, pencil cases 1-subject notebooks, and pencil cases,.  Gift cards for Wal-Mart or Target also are welcomeThere will also be a Fill a Backpack Display with post-its listing desired items in the alcove area at St. Paul’s.   


"St. Paul's is pleased to once again help the Fill a Backpack program, and are very excited that Christ Church in Medway is joining us," said Nancy Jennison, Missions Chair at St. Paul's.  "It is so gratifying to know that by providing these children with the tools they need for school we can make a difference in their lives."


State Police Entry Team Fatally Shoots Suspect in Orange, Mass.

July 3, 2013 — Shortly after 5 a.m. today, the Massachusetts State Police Special Tactical Operations (STOP) Team made entry into a second-floor apartment at 18 Mechanic St. in Orange. The STOP Team was executing a search warrant in support of a narcotics investigation conducted by the State Police Detective Unit for Hampshire and Franklin Counties.

Preliminary investigation indicates that during the entry, a target of the investigation, a male who lived at that address, confronted the troopers with a firearm. A trooper or troopers discharged service weapons in response and struck the suspect. The suspect received medical aid at the scene and was then transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. At this time State Police are not releasing the identity of the male suspect. He was 23 years old and a resident of that apartment.

A female inside the apartment, who is also a target of the investigation, suffered an eye injury and is was treated and released. She is a 25-year-old resident of the apartment. Her identity is not being released at this time.

Investigators located a second firearm inside the room where the suspect confronted the troopers. The apartment is being processed by crime scene technicians. The investigation into the incident is ongoing and is being conducted by the Massachusetts State Police and the Northwestern District Attorney's Office. The district attorney will ultimately review the use of deadly force by police to determine if it was justified under the law.

This morning's warrant execution was in support of an investigation into alleged sales of oxycodone and Percocet. The State Police Detective Unit had intelligence that the male suspect had access to, and may use, firearms. As a result of that intelligence, the STOP Team was utilized for the entry. Contributed Content.


Hopkinton Babe Ruth Champs

Jamie Air Steel Curtain won the 2013 Hopkinton Babe Ruth Championship by beating the Team Independent by a score of 12-10.   Players and coaches pictured with the Mahon Cup.

 1st row kneeling:  Sam Lehman. 2nd row:  Coach Tom Carey, Kevin Ryan, Zack Sisitsky, Spencer McGrail, Jared Joshi, Matt Belsito, Freeman Alfano, Dario Venuto, Nick Scire, Coach Frank Scire. 3rd row:  Will Yaggy,  Coach Jake Lehman, Gwil O’Rourke, Tommy Leone, Max Barnes, Head Coach Don Lehman.


   Middlesex District Attorney Investigates Fatal Police Shooting in Ashland


WOBURN – July 2, 2013 — The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office is conducting an investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding a fatal police-involved shooting that occurred this morning at approximately 10:45 a.m. at 13 Metropolitan Avenue in Ashland, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Ashland Police Chief Stephen Doherty informed the public today.

                   According to authorities, at approximately 10:45 a.m. this morning, an Ashland officer observed Andrew Stigliano, 27, an individual he knew to have outstanding warrants.  As the officer attempted to arrest him, Stigliano fled into the residence at 13 Metropolitan Avenue and armed himself with a shotgun.   When officers again attempted to arrest him inside the house, Stigliano confronted the officers with the shotgun and an officer discharged his weapon.  Stigliano was pronounced deceased at the scene.

                   The circumstances of the shooting incident remain under investigation.  The justifiability of the police-involved shooting will be investigated by the District Attorney’s Office, per protocol.  The investigation remains active and ongoing.  ~ Press Release. HopNews video below.


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Details Sparse on Ashland Shooting

July 2, 2013 — According to a local person on the scene of an Ashland shooting, Ashland Police attempted to serve a warrant to a resident of 13 Metropolitan Avenue, which is the street after Papa Gino's on Route 135. According to the witness, who identified himself as Josh Eaton, the resident opened fire at the officers and they returned fire, killing the man. [UPDATE: The police re not claiming Mr. Stigliano fired his weapon.] Mr. Eaton runs an edgy, opinionated website in Ashland called Ashland News. Mr. Eaton interviewed the deceased on video, here.
        The Interim Chief of Police spoke with the first reporters on the scene at around 1:00 pm, confirming there was a fatal shooting and that he would return to speak with them about the incident. However, he left the scene at around 3:30 pm without speaking with anyone.  The Medical Examiner arrived around 3:30 pm.

        As of this writing, neither the victim not the officers involved in the shooting have been identified.  However, reports have stated that there was a raid at this house in 2011 where guns were seized. MWDN story here.




Jaclyn Chirco Receives $1,000 Scholarship


NATICK, MA – July 1, 2013 – Dana M. Neshe, President of the Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation, has announced that Hopkinton resident Jaclyn Chirco is one of 30 students from public, charter and vocational high schools in the area to receive a $1,000 scholarship grant from the foundation.


Chirco, who graduated from Hopkinton High School, will Assumption College.  She played field hockey and lacrosse and participated in indoor track and field for the Hillers.


“My favorite part of high school was definitely my athletics. I had an amazing time playing with many different groups of girls, and it really helped me find my place at Hopkinton High School. I also enjoyed the camaraderie the teams created and the sense of family,” she said.


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