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     Police Incident/Arrest Log - Most Recent First
   Updated Thursday, October 3, 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.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

2 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.


Arrest Log

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

7:54 pm Officer William Burchard arrested Eric P. Sampson, 42, of Chestnut Street, Hopkinton, on Chestnut Street and charged him with Assault and Battery, Rape and Intimidating a Witness.


Incident Log

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

1:46 pm A caller from Maria Lane reported that he received an email from his wife who stated that someone was in their house. Four officers checked the area and advised that everything was secured.

12:29 pm A caller from West Main Street spoke with Officer Stephen Buckley regarding her wallet being stolen from her purse.


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

6:40 pm A 911 caller from Main Street reported a domestic assault and battery. Three officers responded and subsequently arrested a 42 year-old male from Hopkinton and charged him with Assault and Battery, Rape and Intimidating a Witness.

5:50 pm A Pond Street resident reported that an unregistered solicitor came to her house dressed in a blue chef's uniform. Officer William Burchard responded and advised the solicitor to register.

4:56 pm There were multiple 911 calls for a motor vehicle accident with personal injury vs. a bicyclist. Three officers responded and took a report.

12:28 pm The manager of a West Main Street business reported missing items from the store and believed it to be an ongoing shoplifting problem from the same person. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and took a report.




Slow, Fox

October 3, 2013 — This beauty on South Mill Street let the camera get about 150' away this morning before it walked calmly into the woods to its left and disappeared like a ghost that was never there.

Hopkinton over Medway

October 3, 2013 — Six Hiller girls led by example early in the meet against Medway yesterday, in which they ultimately prevailed. Photo by John Daley.

"Throw it in the Trash" — Selectmen Vice-chair Ben Palleiko Referring to Letter from MAPC
"The letter is a sham. It is drafted to oversee the terms of our surrender" — Palleiko
Conflict of Interest by Chairman of MGC — Selectman Brian Herr

October 3, 2013 — Hot on the heels of a secretive Executive Session of the Board of Selectmen Tuesday, during which litigation strategy against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission was discussed, Hopkinton Selectmen wasted no time emptying both barrels at not only the Commission and its Chairman, but also the MAPC (Metropolitan Area Planning Council), which sent a letter asserting governance over mitigation and peer review of the reports of the Milford casino proponent's consultants.

         "This letter flows from a meeting we had at Town Hall a few weeks ago. We have little, if any, say," stated Selectman Brian Herr.

         "I was adamant we did not want to participate in any MAPC activities at this time," he said.

          "This letter is a sham," said Selectmen Vice-chair Ben Palleiko.

          "It is drafted by a group that wants to negotiate the terms of our surrender, and I refuse to surrender," said the former Navy combat fighter pilot.

          The letter contains a form for municipalities interested in services to check off each service they want.

          "I don't think  we'll be filling out this form," said Chairman John Mosher. "You'll have a lot of time on your hands next week," he said to Town Manager Norman Khumalo.

            Selectman Brian Herr, who doubles as the Chairman of the MWACC (Metro West Anti Casino Coalition), said, "If we want to go to a regional planning meeting, we should go."

            Selectman Michelle Gates said, "We have a stake in this community."

            "They {MAPC} don't speak for us. I don't trust them," said Mr.Palleiko.
           "Since we wrote that letter," said Mr. Herr of a letter to Governor Deval Patrick from the board, "the Chairman of the Mass Gaming Commission has publicly stated, 'I do not want a casino in my backyard, because it will affect my property values negatively.' The chairman has stated in public he has a direct conflict of interest in the city of Boston, where he lives."

            Selectmen Chair John Mosher promised to draft a letter to the governor and the MAPC stating "that we expect to attend the meetings [of the MAPC] regardless of what we check an do not check [on the form attached]."

             The Town of Hopkinton has always been welcome to send a representative to the MAPC meetings. Former Selectman Mary Pratt, who made a rare appearance at Tuesday's meeting, was the Town's representative for many years and attended the meetings faithfully.

              Mr. Herr said the peer consultants hired by the MWACC, a coalition of surrounding communities fighting the casino in Milford, would have the results of their studies on traffic and water by October 16, 2013.


Nealon 3.0

October 2, 2013 —  Recently appointed Interim Parks and Recreation Director Jack Nealon, above, who completed his first week at Town Hall, is the third generation of his family to hold a position in Town of Hopkinton government. 

           His aunt, Ann (Nealon) Click, is the recently retired Town Clerk, who held the elected position after her mother, "Bunny" Nealon, bowed out, after she had succeeded her husband, Ann's father, Robert. Jack's father is Tom Nealon, a politically active attorney and former School Committee member.

          Jack got his toes wet in Town Hall recently when he helped coordinate the highly successful "Live4Evan" event in memory of his friend, Evan Girardi, who lived a full life, although he had a congenital heart defect, which took took him at 20 years-old.

           "I worked with a lot of town departments to get Live4Evan organized," he said.

           Jack said that family friend Bob Dobinsky asked if he could take the position, and that Bob and two other Parks and Recreation Commissioners appointed him to the position.

            "I am trying to work through school, and as long as that doesn't interfere, I'll continue," he said.

  Trooper Seizes Cocaine, Percocet in Motor Vehicle Stop on 495 in Marlborough


Early this morning at approximately 3 a.m. , Trooper Ryan Walczak was on patrol on Route 495 northbound in the Town of Marlboro when he observed a Honda Accord make several moving violation, including driving in the breakdown lane. Trooper Walczak stopped the car and spoke to the operator and its two passengers. During the  conversation  Trooper Walczak developed information that led to a search of the vehicle and its passengers.


Trooper Walczak recovered approximately 31 grams of what is believed to be cocaine and close to 400 Percocet pills from passenger LESLEY ISLER, 29, of the Bronx, New York. ISLER was taken into custody and charged with trafficking in cocaine and trafficking a Class B substance (Percocet). ISLER was held on $10,000 bail. He will appear in Marlboro District Court this morning for his arraignment.


The operator, RASHEED AHMAD, 35, of New York was issued a civil citation for several marked lanes violations.


A second passenger, THOMAS HAMILTON, 22, of New York was found to possess a bag of marijuana and issued a civil citation for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and failure to wear a seatbelt.



Hopkinton Police Department

Community Service Notice

Crime Prevention Month


October has been designated as Crime Prevention Month by the National Crime Prevention Council. Hopkinton Police is proud to provide the Hopkinton community with crime prevention & personal safety information.


On Saturday October 05, 2013, in support of the HPTA, Hopkinton Police Officers Pat O’Brien and Steve Buckley will be at the HPTA Fall Carnival from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Town Common.


Please stop by to speak with them and pick up information related to:

·       Home Security

·       Identity Theft / Fraud

·       Internet Safety

·       Child Passenger Safety

·       Child Safety Seats

·       Seat Belt Information

·       Alzheimer’s Care


You can also see the new style police cruiser used by the Hopkinton Police.


Ends Well

October 2, 2013 — Fire trucks and police cruisers with wailing sirens and blasting horns parted the traffic to make a quick run to the Gulf Mart in response to a reported car fire at 2:30 this afternoon. Above, a fire fighter stands by the hood of a vehicle with an extinguisher behind him at the ready.

Changing Days

October 2, 2013 — A delivery driver on break takes advantage of the season's waning warm weather at the Whitehall Dam as the leaves on the deciduous trees reveal the changing season.

Selectmen Nix Mix of Wine and Malt with Subway

October 2, 2013 — Last night Selectmen shot down any idea the owners of Country Farms had of selling beer and wine to be consumed off premises in the same location as a Subway  franchise at 3 Cedar Street. The applicants for a wine and malt license, the last one left in Hopkinton that is not designated for another property, left after receiving bad news for a third time.

          At the first license hearing, they were asked to return another time with a floor plan that showed a smaller display area for the wine, a suggestion  by Selectman Vice-chair Ben Palleiko, who said last evening in arguing against approval,  that there was no way to enforce that condition.

          That first license hearing, a Public Hearing where abutters were notified and a notice was advertised, was closed the same night, and a new one scheduled soon thereafter. As that second date two weeks later drew near, it became clear that the Town Manager's office had not followed established rules in notifying abutters and advertising the Hearing in a daily newspaper. The applicant was advised not to show, and the hearing was not held until last evening.

           Even though he ended up voting for the license, Selectman Brian Herr warned sternly that if there were any violations at the location, the license would be "one and done." 

           Mr. Palleiko  and others did not see the need for another establishment selling alcohol within 100 yards of each other.

          "I don't see a lot of upside for the town," he said. 

           Chairman John Mosher, referring to the location of  Subway sandwich counter in the same tight location said, "I have concern of the location and the availability of cold beverages to go with your sandwich."

          Although the applicants complied with the requests to alter their floor plan, agreed to train employees in the floor plan and have extra help on days when school is released early — and had the blessing of Chief of Police Charles Wallace — the vote to approve the license, offered by Mr. Herr failed by a tie vote of 2-2 with Mrs. Gates and  Mr. Herr voting in favor, and Mr. Palleiko and Mr. Mosher against.


Hockey Rink Agreement

         Selectmen signed an agreement for a hockey rink at Legacy Farms, but without the name of the other party,  presumably the Demons, written into the text.  First there will be a formal Request for Proposals, which needs to be publicized, and which the Demons or any other entity could answer. However, the Demons is the only group that has expressed an interest.


Citizen Satisfaction Survey

         Approximately 41%, 492 of 1,200 Hopkinton residents sent a Citizen Satisfaction Survey from the town, replied with an overall very positive view of the town, its environment and its services.

         The community overall as a place to live received a 97% approval rating, higher than the national benchmark.

         The lowest satisfaction was in the area of traffic flow and shopping opportunities, at 21% and 23% respectively.

         Public safety was high on the list of things going well with 99% of people feeling safe Downtown during the day.

        There were three questions specifically added for Hopkinton, the first seeking likelihood of support for increasing the budgets of a dozen town departments.

         The Library was near the bottom of the list following by Town Hall services, which received the lowest approval for an increase.

         Library service was the next group of questions that showed a 72% overall favorable ranking, but 61% for technology access.

         (See the entire Power Point presentation here.). 


Don't Squeak With Your Cheeks Full

October 2, 2013 — The roving HopCam caught another shot of this rarely seen white chipmunk yesterday, this time  more closely and with its cheeks full of recently gathered acorns as it scurried along a hillside near its home.


Hopkinton HS Grad Goes Retro


Bryan Vanderpool, lead singer for The Well Pennies, is making music headlines with the Beatles cover All My Loving.  Music executive Owen Husney said, "There is a whole audience born around 1990 that knows the Beatles, but is wholly unfamiliar with their writing," To solve this all but unimaginable problem, Husney teamed up with a small music publisher to produce Beatles Reimagined, an album of Beatles songs as reinterpreted by current musicians.  It became available in stores and Itunes today.


Bryan Vanderpool is a 2005 graduate of Hopkinton High School. He got his start in music right here in Hopkinton, under the direction of Craig Hay (Elmwood and HMS) and Steve Yavarow (HHS).  


To learn more about The Well Pennies, you can click here: http://thewellpennies.com/


Photo credit: Piper Ferguson


 Florence A. Moschini, 87


HOPKINTON - Florence A. Moschini, 87, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 30, 2013 at Medway Country Manor.  She was the widow of the late Francis T. Moschini, who died in 1998.  Born in Milford, she was the daughter of the late John and Sadie (Julian) Shaver.


She is survived by her children Francis Moschini and his wife Kathryn, Peter Moschini and his wife Nancy, Richard Moschini, and Susan DeStefano, all of Hopkinton; Umberto Moschini and his wife Jane of Northbridge and Michael Moschini and his wife Diane of Ashland.  She also leaves her sisters Elizabeth Blackburn of Milford and Anna Szady of Bourne.  In addition to her husband, she is predeceased by her daughter Ann Marie Pearson, who died in 2007.  She also leaves 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren that she loved dearly. 


She was a devoted mother and wife.  She was an active member of her church, St. John the Evangelist of Hopkinton. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially during the summertime at the Cape.  She also enjoyed going to her home in Florida in the winter and playing shuffleboard and bocce.  Nothing brought her greater joy then getting her family together and cooking a big Italian meal.  

Calling hours are Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 4:00 to 7:00 at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street.  The funeral will be held Friday October 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. from the funeral Home.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street.  Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery

Donations can be made to the Make a Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, One Bulfinch Place 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114.



Body Discovered at Walden Pond Believed to be Missing 63 year-old


October 1, 2013 — At 11:48 a.m. today, a joint search operation by multiple police and fire agencies resulted in the recovery of the body of an adult male from Walden Pond. The deceased was located by divers in approximately 20 feet of water, approximately 75 yards from the shore of a cove area on the southern side of the pond. While official confirmation has not yet been made, the deceased's appearance is consistent with that of the 63-year-old man who was last seen swimming in the pond early Sunday evening. The recovery was made jointly by the Massachusetts State Police, Concord Fire Department, Lincoln Fire Department, Bedford Fire Department, Concord Police, Lincoln Police, and Environmental Police this morning, the third day of the search. The name of the victim is not being released.

Temporary Cover

September 30,2013 — Above, crews dressed the roadway today to prepare for a coat of asphalt to cover the trench made for the Downtown water main to seal the integrity of the work. The trench needs to settle for a year before the permanent pavement can be applied.

         In addition to  the water main having been installed, NStar is currently installing 1,900 feet of gas pipe, one representative said, from the Common to Legacy farms.


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton Massachusetts

Compiled for HopNews.com by Eric Montville © 2013 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from September 23, 2013 - September 30, 2013
Click on blue links to see Town's property card
Address Buyer Price Date Seller
9 Pheasant Hill Road Christine Connare, Nuno Goncalves $545,500 September 30, 2013 Norman S. Schwartz, Nora Ruth Schwartz
14 Cross Street Harriet K. Nanfuka, Abbey B. Kikonyogo $325,000 September 30, 2013 Betty J. Campbell
14 Hayden Rowe Street Todd Furlong $400,000 September 30, 2013 Alice Lazot
4 Patriots Boulevard, Unit 1B Ricardo Linares, Erica A. Stone $337,500 September 30, 2013 Stagecoach Heights Realty LLC
8 Grandview Road, Unit 18 Ninad Parkhi, Anagha Lokre $572,020 September 30, 2013 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
1 Autumn Ridge Drive, Unit 44 John H. Settineri, Daneen D. Settineri $481,815 September 30, 2013 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
18 Connelly Hill Road Amanda M. Robichaud, Craig R. Robichaud $1,076,000 September 30, 2013 Connelly LLC
12 Edge Hill Road Martin James McLaughlin, Megan McLaughlin $715,000 September 27, 2013 Prisco Frank James, Carrie P. Prisco
15 North Mill Street Jeffrey F. Hodge $529,000 September 27, 2013 Robert A. Benson, Judith A. Benson
392 West Main Street Kelly E. Mackey, Scott R. Mackey $575,000 September 26, 2013 Carter Brennan Property Group LLC
30 Teresa Road Harchal K. Pandya, Trupti N. Sanikop $556,000 September 26, 2013 Robert C. Tuner, Barbara A. Turner
200 Wood Street Christine H. Burke $299,900 September 24, 2013 Robert D. Whalen, James A. Whalen
Last Week
18 Longwood Drive John H. Lacey, Lisa Healy Lacey $627,000 September 23, 2013 Thomas Panetta, Doris B. Panetta
1 Hallmark Way, Unit 20 Sreenivasan Nija, Choudhury Subhendu $595,705 September 23, 2013 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
East Main Street, Legacy Farms Pulte Homes of New England LLC $6,039,369.80 September 20, 2013 Legacy Farms LLC


   Police Incident/Arrest Log - Most Recent First
   Updated Monday, September 30, 2013


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

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

9 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

3 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

3 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.


Arrest Log

Sunday, September 29, 2013

12:38 am Officer John Moran arrested Kevin Scott Johnson, 30, of Fruit Street, Hopkinton, on Hayden Rowe Street and charged him with Marked Lanes Violation, Failure to Stop/Yield, Speeding, Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and OUI Liquor.


Friday, September 27, 2013

10:44 pm Officer Peter Booth arrested Derek Holden Dempsey, 29, of Fruit Street, Hopkinton, on West Main Street for a Warrant and also charged him with Possession of Class C Substance.


Thursday, September 26, 2013

7:43 am Officer David Shane arrested Matthew James Andrews, 39, of Old Great Road, North Smithfield, RI, on Wood Street for a Warrant.


Incident Log

Sunday, September 29, 2013

5:13 pm A caller reported that a blue Porsche was traveling at a high rate of speed and passing vehicles on Ash Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area with a negative find.

4:40 pm Two officers responded to Cedar Street for a report of a civil dispute.

12:03 am A resident of Spring Street reported hearing gunshots. Officer Jacob Campbell checked the area with a negative find.


Saturday, September 28, 2013

11:57 pm Officer John Moran stopped a motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street and subsequently arrested a 30 year old male from Hopkinton and charged him with Marked Lanes Violation, Failure to Stop/Yield, Speeding, Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and OUI Liquor.

10:03 pm A Norcross Road resident reported fireworks going off in the area. Officer Matthew McNeil checked the area but did not hear anything suspicious.

7:34 pm The resident of Ash Street reported that his 15 year-old daughter was home alone and stated that she saw a male looking in the window. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and advised that it was neighborhood kids playing flashlight tag.

3:52 pm A walk-in from East Main Street spoke with Officer Matthew McNeil regarding a phone scam.

3:18 pm A caller reported a suspicious incident on Ray Street.

7:58 am A caller reported construction equipment being operated on West Main Street in violation of a town by-law.

6:04 am A caller reported that a person was sleeping in a small blue vehicle on Teresa Road. Officer Jacob Campbell checked and spoke with the individual.


Friday, September 27, 2013

10:26 pm Officer Peter Booth stopped a motor vehicle on West Main Street and subsequently arrested a 29 year-old male from Hopkinton for a Warrant and also charged him with Possession of Class C Substance.

7:35 pm A resident of McKay Road reported that a man tried dropping off a prescription to someone who does not live at the address. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and spoke with the caller.

5:02 pm A caller reported that several youths were smashing glass bottles on the roadway behind Center School. Two officers responded and advised that the youths cleaned up the glass debris and were removed from the property.

4:08 pm An Alprilla Farm Road resident reported that her child had their bicycle stolen. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and took a report.

2:44 pm A resident of East Street reported that a male walked up her driveway and when he saw her he turned around and walked out of the driveway. Two officers checked the area with a negative find.

12:03 pm A caller from Hayden Rowe Street spoke with Officer Stephen Buckley regarding an item that was stolen from her property.

11:30 am A detail officer reported that a blue dump style pick-up truck hit the guardrail on Cedar Street, causing damage, and did not stop.

8:48 am A motorist reported that two young boys were throwing rocks at cars on Grove Street and that her vehicle was hit. Officer Thomas Griffin checked the area but did not locate anyone in the area.


Thursday, September 26, 2013

10:03 pm A 911 caller from Walcott Valley Drive reported hearing a loud argument. Three officers responded and advised that it was only a verbal argument.

8:56 pm Officer William Burchard checked on open gates on Fruit Street.

7:00 pm The Holliston Police Department reported that several vehicles were speeding and acting erratically on Sterling Drive. Officer Matthew McNeil checked the area with a negative find on any vehicles.

10:32 am The Upton Police Department reported an erratic operator traveling at a high rate of speed on West Main Street. Officer David Shane responded but was unable to locate the vehicle.

7:15 am Officer David Shane stopped a motor vehicle on Wood Street and subsequently arrested a 39 year old male from North Smithfield, RI for a Warrant.


If you missed it, check out the HopNews interview with Mr. Leal earlier this year, below.




I Need a New Home


My name is Ghost (Hey, I didn't pick it!). I am a 7 yr old Australian Shepherd mix, and from my good looks, you can tell my parents were quite good looking, too. 


I am a wonderful, happy, soft, love bug who has had a hard go of it.  Some nincompoop shot me in the face, and my jaw is damaged as a result, or so I am told.  If that wasn't bad enough, a snake — and this is the truth, all I wanted to do is sniff him — bit me on the snout without just cause.


I have been to the vets and been given a clean bill of health, and I was neutered (ouch!), too. :-(


I have been told I am pretty amazing, but I beg to differ. I have found it very easy to go into the crate when I am told to, and to bring my business outside. I enjoy being on a leash and just want to be with people.


If you are interested in adopting me and giving him a forever home please contact sarah.fostello@bigfluffydogs.com  or call Beth Malloy at 508-435-0347.

Hopkinton Chief of Police Position Posted
The Town of Hopkinton has posted the position of Chief of Police on its website, among  other places.
Learn about it by choosing the link above.


Philippe Crettien tenor and soprano saxophones
Patrick Mottaz on guitar, Sean Farias on bass , Steve Langone on drums
Acton jazz café Friday October 4 , the 7:00PM-8:30PM set

See a sample performance below


UPDATE 10:20 P.M.

The Massachusetts State Police Dive Team has suspended its search until the morning.  The 63-year-old male is still missing.  Concord Fire Department will continue searching with boat patrol periodically overnight.  The Massachusetts State Police will maintain a presence at the scene throughout the night.

Mass State Police Release – State Police Investigate Water Search Walden Pond for Missing 63 Year Old


Today, September 29, 2013 at approximately 6:45 p.m., the State Police Concord Barracks received a call from the Concord Police Department reporting they received a report of a possible missing swimmer at Walden Pond in Concord, managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.  The swimmer, a 63-year-old male from Lincoln, had advised his wife prior to his swim, that he may attempt to swim across the length of Walden Pond.


Massachusetts State Police assets from the Air Wing, Dive Team, Troop A Headquarters and Troopers from the State Police Concord Barracks of Troop A were sent to begin the search.  The Department of Conservation and Recreation as well as Concord Police and Fire are also on scene assisting with the search. File photo for illustrative purposes.


Changing Seasons

September 29, 2013 — The Roving HopCam discovered this great blue heron in Upton as the sun became low in the sky today, putting a warm glow on the scene. The birds do not stay in this area long after the water becomes cold and the fish become scarce.





HOPKINTON, MA  (September 29, 2013) –  Creatures of all species – including four-legged friends or feathered fowl --  are invited to receive a special blessing at St. Paul’s  22nd Annual Blessing of the Animals on October 6. 


Dogs, cats, and others of God’s creatures – and their human friends – are invited to a special ceremony being held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 61 Wood Street (Rte 135) in Hopkinton.   The Blessing of the Animals will take place outside the church at 10:30 a.m, followed by a “Pet Friendly” service of the Holy Eucharist .  All are welcome to attend.


St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is called to be an embracing, nourishing and life-giving family in Christ.  St. Paul’s members believe they are called to care for each other, for the community and for the world.  For more information call 508-435-4536 or visit St. Paul’s website at www.stpaulhopkinton.org.  File photo.




Under the Petticoats

Sunday, October 6, 2013
2:00 pm - Hopkinton Historical Society, 168 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton MA
Presented by Patricia Perry

On Sunday, October 6 (2 pm), the Historical Society will be sponsoring a lively program by Patricia Perry, entitled “Under the Petticoats”.  Ms. Perry will explore the day-to-day customs of our colonial ancestors with costumes, props, and lively conversation and cover such topics as chamber pots, the number of petticoats to be worn, bathing (or not), and manners of the day.  Were the good old days really that good when it came to dress and hygiene?  Come to the meeting and find out!


The program will be held at the Hopkinton Historical Society, 168 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, and the program begins at 2 pm.  The program is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served and donations are always welcome!


My husband and I would like to thank the Hopkinton Police Department for finding and returning our stuffed Panda to us after he was stolen from our bench in the front yard. He is important to us for a number of reasons. 

1. We try to change his position from time to time because when the little kids go by on the school bus it warms our hearts to see them point at Panda-Monium and start the day laughing. For the first day of school we had him hold a sign wishing the kids a great school year.

2. We have had so many wonderful people stop just to tell us they love to see the Panda on their way to work. Once again, starting their day with a smile. 

3. We actually had a couple stop when driving by and the boy asked if he could could take a picture with the Panda's Arm around his girlfriend. Once again smiles.

4. Our grandchildren absolutely love Panda-Monium and we are creating wonderful memories for them.

5. Today, thanks to the HPD, we were able to welcome Panda-Monium home and put him back on our bench. You would not believe the number of people who stopped to tell us they were so happy he is home as well as the number of cars that went by beeping their horns.

6. We enjoy putting a smile on people's faces who travel Lumber St. and today the Hopkinton Police made us smile ear to ear. 

Maureen and Phil Moresi
133 Lumber Street


A Great Day for Polyarts

September 28, 2013  — Above, well-known Hopkinton sculptor Michael Alfano breaks down his display at the end of PolyArts 2013 on Hopkinton Common as his sculpture, "The Starter" holds a starter's pistol above his head, ready for Patriot's Day 2014 when thousands  more runners will join the field of the BAA Boston Marathon to run the 26.2 miles to Boston.

         Mr. Alfano was one of several well-known artists joined by lesser-knowns as well as many from other communities. See more by choosing each thumbnail below.


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