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Hopkinton vs. Bellingham

October 9, 2013 — Hopkinton Hosted Bellingham at the state park for victories in boys and girls. Above,  Evan Park leads the pack as the team crosses the bridge on the reservoir.  He would keep that lead  to finish first overall. Photo by John Daley.


Town of Hopkinton
Zoning Advisory Committee
Department of Lane Use, Planning & Permitting
Public Forum
October 28, 2013 7:00 PM

The Zoning Advisory Committee will hold a public forum on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 7:00 PM in Room 211 of the Town Hall, at which time it would like to hear ideas that Town Boards, Committees, officials, organizations and the general public have with respect to desired changes to the Zoning Bylaw and/or the Zoning Map. Zoning bylaws generally regulate the use of land, buildings and structures. This is an opportunity to propose changes to the permitted land uses in specific areas in Hopkinton, and other ideas with respect to land use regulation. The Committee invites you to the forum to present your ideas and suggestions and to submit ideas/proposals in writing, especially if you cannot be present.
It is recommended that a written summary of the idea or proposal be emailed (elainel@hopkintonma.gov) or sent to Elaine Lazarus, Director of Land Use, Planning and Permitting, at Town Hall prior to October 24. For more information, please email or call Elaine Lazarus at 508-497-9755.


The Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee will hold it's October meeting on Wednesday 10/16.  It will be at the Fire Station on Main St. at 7:30pm.

Our guest speakers will be

  • Rep. Carolyn Dykema who will update us on issues she's been working on at the State House,  and

  • Joe Markey who will fill us in on the work of the Hopkinton Elementary School Building Committee.

We encourage any and all to join with us as we get informed about issues which will directly affect our lives.  

Light refreshments will be provided.

Please contact Dick Duggan (508-435-4007 or dduggan47@gmail.com) with any questions.


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October 9, 2013 - First, a dummy couple was stolen from their bench at their home on Lumber Street. Then after a period of time the Moresi family put out a life size plush panda. HopNews had a contest to name the panda and someone won $25 with the name Panda Monium, compliments of the Moresis.
     The panda was stolen. The Moresis offered a reward through HopNews of $50 and before long someone called the police station with the name of a suspect.
     The police called the suspect asking that if the suspect did indeed have Panda Monium that they would appreciate it returned.
     Before long it appeared at the police station and Panda Monium was returned to his proper place on Lumber Street with a sign warning about video surveillance.
     But now in the proverbial "Let no good deed go unpunished" the panda has been stolen again, and the family, which only wanted to entertain the passersby in the school buses, as well as their own grandchildren, have decided that its not worth fighting the thieves and have put up a new sign.
     To see that was stolen, mouse-over the image.
     If you know who took the panda please call the police at 508-497-3401. The Moresi grandchildren have special affection for Panda Monium.


The Hopkinton Recycling Center will be open additional days for fall cleanup. It will be open for six (6) consecutive Sundays beginning October 20, 2013 and ending November 24, 2013. The Sunday hours will be from 12 noon through 4:00 pm.
The Hopkinton Recycling Center is located on Wood Street near the Hopkinton/Westborough town line.


Police Incident/Arrest Log - Most Recent First

Updated Wednesday, October 9, 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.

1 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Check.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

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

Incident Log

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

10:48 am A caller from Hidden Brick Road reported yard work being done but did not recognize the company vehicle. Officer Stephen Buckley located the vehicle and spoke with the operator.

7:57 am Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with a Tammer Lane resident regarding damage to a mailbox that could be repaired.

7:13 am Officer David Shane responded to Fruit Street to take a breaking and entering report.


Ski Ward Race Team Registration Open for 2013 – 2014 Season

The Ski Ward Race Team (SWRT) is a non-profit, recreational junior ski racing organization whose mission is to encourage, promote, and advance young athletes in the sport of ski racing.  SWRT gives skiers of all ability levels – beginner through advanced – the opportunity to experience ski racing close to home, and the ages of our racers range from 5 to 18.  To learn more about this program, visit the SWRT website at www.skiwardraceteam.com, download our SWRT Information Flyer, or contact Ian Fier at (508) 561-4123 or ifier@verizon.net.   Register Online by December 1st to take advantage of Early Registration Rates!
You can learn more about the program and meet coaches, board members and racers at the upcoming SWRT Open House, Wednesday, October 23, 6:30 – 8:00 at Ski Ward, 1000 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA


Gang Task Force Arrests 3, Seizes 2 Loaded Guns, in Fall River

Massachusetts State Troopers and Fall River Police assigned to the Southeastern Massachusetts Gang Task Force arrested three Fall River residents last night and took two loaded guns, as well as cocaine and pills, off the street.

Members of the Task Force stopped a car for a motor vehicle violation on Orange Street in Fall River. Upon investigation, Trooper Marc Lavoie and Fall River Detective John Lapointe discovered the three occupants of the vehicle to be in possession of two loaded firearms, approximately six grams of crack cocaine, and a small quantity of Percocet tablets. Police seized the firearms, a .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol loaded with nine rounds of ammunition and a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol loaded with seven rounds. Further investigation revealed that the .45 caliber gun had been reported stolen in a housebreak in Middletown, R.I., in August 2011.

The occupants of the vehicle, all of whom were charged with multiple firearm and narcotics offenses, were:
1. FRANK SIMMONS, 26, of Fall River;
2. LETITIA BROUSSEAU, 24, of Fall River; and
3. DENNIS COUSINEAU, 59, of Fall River.

The three defendants and the seized firearms and drugs were taken the Fall River police station. They were expected to be arraigned today in the Fall River District Court. No further information is being released at this time.


Police Incident/Arrest Log - Most Recent First

Updated Tuesday, October 8, 2013


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

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

12 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.

3 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.


Arrest Log

Monday, October 7, 2013

9:37 pm Officer William Burchard arrested Wendy E. Grass, 58, of Pleasant Street, Hopkinton, on West Main Street and charged her with OUI Liquor, 3rd Offense.


Incident Log

Monday, October 7, 2013

8:53 pm A 911 caller reported a motor vehicle accident without personal injury on West Main Street. Officer William Burchard responded and subsequently arrested a 58 year-old female from Hopkinton and charged her with OUI Liquor, 3rd Offense

6:14 pm A Grove Street resident reported that the retaining wall on the far side of her property had been damaged. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded to view the damage and advised the resident that it may have been caused by a neighbor.

9:56 am A walk-in from Priscilla Road spoke with Officer Gregg DeBoer regarding a past assault.

7:49 am A caller was concerned about a vehicle that was parked on Connelly Hill Road. Officer David Shane responded and spoke with an individual who usually parks there and walks his dog.

5:53 am A resident reported that every mailbox on Pendulum Pass had been vandalized. Officers checked the surrounding area and advised that Tammer Lane, North Mill Street and Pendulum Pass were the main targeted areas.


Sunday, October 6, 2013

12:42 pm A 911 caller from Palomino Drive reported vandalism to their mailbox overnight. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and spoke with the resident.


Saturday, October 5, 2013

11:49 pm A Lincoln Street resident reported that a suspicious motor vehicle pulled up and parked in front of his house. Officer Linda Higgins checked the area and advised that the vehicle was gone upon her arrival.

6:09 pm A caller complained about a speeding motor vehicle on Rocky Woods Road. Officer Gregg DeBoer called the owner of the vehicle.

4:15 pm There were multiple 911 calls for a roll over motor vehicle accident on Route 495. Two officers responded to assist the State Police and the Fire Department extinguished a car fire.

1:26 pm A caller reported vehicles parked at the end of Davis Road and Summer Street. Detective Timothy Brennan responded and advised a vehicle to move.

7:54 am A resident of Church Street reported a noise complaint. Detective Timothy Brennan spoke with a home owner who was clearing his driveway with a leaf blower and advised him of the town by-law.


Friday, October 4, 2013

8:45 pm A caller reported that a bicycle was abandoned in a strange area on the side of Chestnut Street. Officer Matthew McNeil checked the area for the bicycle with a negative find.

8:41 pm A 911 caller from Hayden Rowe Street reported that his wife just heard a woman scream. Two officers checked the area and advised that all was fine.

6:52 pm An Elm Street resident reported that a vehicle ripped up his freshly planted grass. Sgt. John Porter responded and viewed the damage.

3:22 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Gregg DeBoer regarding harassment.

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton Massachusetts

Compiled for HopNews.com by Eric Montville © 2013 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from October 1, 2013 - October 8, 2013
Click on blue links to see Town's property card
Address Buyer Price Date Seller
294 Hayden Rowe Street MetroWest Holdings LLC $270,000 October 8, 2013 Lynn Lepelley, Kathryn G. Lepelley
7 Warmstone Way, Unit 48 Mark Herweck, Darlene Herwick $650,000 October 2, 2013 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
68 East Main Street Maria Teresa Zamora $325,000 October 1, 2013 Barry Realty Trust
Last Week
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


Sold For $750,000 - Real Estate Not Included!

October 7, 2013 — On October 22, 2013 principals of Rky-Hptk Corp., including proposed manager Ravi Patel, are on the agenda to meet with Selectmen to apply for the transfer of the full liquor license currently held by Hopkinton Wine and Spirits, 77 West Main Street.

The breakdown of the sale is $650,000 for the business and assets, which would include the Package Store License for All Alcoholic Beverages, the shelving and coolers, and the good will that has been generated over years of doing business; and approximately $100,000 for inventory; the exact amount will be determined before the proposed takeover date of December 1, 2013

The new, recently formed Corporation, which will need to take their transfer approval from the Hopkinton Selectmen to the ABCC (Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission), which will look over the status of taxes of current owner Clelland Johnson, who has submitted documents affirming an up-to-date status.

The 2,000 square foot retail operation will be the third license for the other two members of the corporation, Yogesh Patel and Kalpesh Desai, who list their interests in New England Wine and Spirits in Newburyport, and Richdale in Goucester on the license application.


Mailbox Vandals Hit 56 Mailboxes In Tony Ravenwood Neighborhood

Above, one of several mailboxes broken ironically states the conditions imposed by the vandals.

October 7, 2013 — Residents of the Ravenwood neighborhood, Hidden Brick Road, Pendulum Pass, Tammer Lane and neighboring North Mill Street were struck by vandals last night, who uprooted and damaged at total of 56 mailboxes, as they have done several times in the past at this upscale neighborhood tucked in the southeastern corner of town bordering Holliston
            One resident, whose hand painted mailbox was bashed in, said someone used a hammer to do the damage. She said she will not be home on Halloween, when people from other neighborhoods come to trick or treat. She said she has seen parents drop their kds off in the neighborhood to take advantage of the hills on their skateboards.
            According to Hopkinton Police Sgt. Michael Sutton, if the vandals could not get the posts out of the ground last night, they smashed the boxes instead.

            Hopkinton Police continue to investigate.


The Learning Center of Hopkinton Learns About Fire Safety

October 7, 2013 — Students of TLC of Hopkinton were entertained and educated by Hopkinton Fire Department today at their 59 Wood Street location. Above is a composite photo of some very excited students.

Default Warrant Sought for Tsarnaev


October 7, 2013 — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 20, of Cambridge, was indicted June 27, 2013 by a Middlesex Grand Jury on charges of murder, attempted armed robbery, armed assault with intent to murder (four counts), assault with a dangerous weapon (four counts), kidnapping, armed robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a large capacity feeding device, and possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number.

             The defendant is presently in the custody of the U.S. Marshal Service awaiting trial on Federal charges.  It is anticipated that federal authorities will decline to deliver the defendant to the Middlesex Superior Courthouse for arraignment.

            At Monday’s hearing, the Commonwealth will seek the issuance of a default warrant.  The Commonwealth cannot proceed with the arraignment of the defendant until the defendant is physically present.

            The defendant is charged with the murder of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier on April 18, 2013 and assaults with intent to murder on Watertown police officers on April 19, 2013, in Middlesex County.  It is the intention of the Middlesex District Attorney that the defendant stand trial for these charges in Middlesex County.

            The investigation into the circumstances of the police-involved shooting between the defendant and police officers in Watertown is ongoing.  Pursuant to protocol, the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office conducts a review of all police-involved shootings. Given the number of weapons involved and the amount of firepower expended during this exchange ballistics analysis as well as further investigation is extensive.  Final analysis of the facts and circumstances surrounding this event are expected to take several more months. ~ From the office of the Middlesex District Attorney.

School Committee Meeting


Superintendent Wants Zero-based Budgets From Principals

by Muriel Kramer

October 6, 2013 (Report of October 3, 2013 meeting) — The School Committee opened its meeting recognizing the accomplishments of Michael Hamilton, psychology teacher at Hopkinton HS (Contributed photo), who is one of three recipients of a national 2013 American Psychological Association’s (APA) Committee of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) Excellence in Teaching Award. The award recognizes outstanding high school psychology teachers for exemplary teaching, advancing the science of psychology and commitment to academic and professional excellence. The psychology classes offered at HHS have long generated substantial student appreciation and subsequent competition for the available classroom seats each year. Dr. Mary Ann DeMello, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, highlighted Mr. Hamilton’s success in organizing a conference for New England teachers of psychology to gather, network and further themselves professionally.


The Hopkinton Girl’s Swim Team was also congratulated for their success both in the pool and the classroom.  The team was ranked 23rd in the nation by the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (NISCA) for their successes competing in the pool; additionally, they ranked 25th in the nation academically with a 3.789 team GPA average (based on the max 4.0 allowed by the NISCA).


Local developer Rick Barbieri has approached the SC with an offer to donate land in return for use of the school’s “cable road”, the access road that leads from the parking lot at the MS down past the football field; Barbieri needs an emergency second access for a proposed 6 home development he is looking to build off of Leonard Road. The development access to the cable road would be limited to emergency use only, with the access gated and locked.  In return, Barbieri would gift the town with approximately 9 acres to potentially be used for parking school buses, bus driver vehicles, and/or for an equipment storage & maintenance area. Discussions are at the preliminary stages; issues like providing power and lighting to the lot in order to use it for bus storage would need to be addressed, traffic through the MS lot with buses and emergency vehicles at various times of the day are concerns, snow removal and contract negotiations with Connolly Bus are also issues to address. SC Chair, Nancy Alvarez Burdick, clarified that the Town could accept the land and decide later what it would or would not be used for. The SC was receptive to the possibility of working through an agreement with the developer; the gift does hinge on Planning Broad approval of the proposed development. Previous work to investigate the possibility of parking the school buses in Hopkinton rather than Ashland indicate a potential positive revenue impact to Hopkinton of $111,000 per year both in reduced expenses and increased excise tax revenues.


Dr. Cathy Macleod, Superintendent of Schools, (File photo) met with public safety officials to discuss safety concerns specifically along Hayden Rowe. Some specific ideas being discussed are electronic crosswalk signs highlighting the crosswalk at the Hopkins School entranceway, a crossing guard at the same spot as well as specific concerns caused by traffic at arrival and dismissal in the MS and HS lots – student drivers, buses and parent drop-off and pick-up create many safety concerns. The group is scheduled to meet again October 18th.


Budget season is underway; an extensive list of capital items is scheduled to be discussed at the SC meeting October 17th in preparation for budget work and eventually ATM May 5th.  The Board of Selectmen will issue a budget message at their meeting October 22nd which formally kicks off budget work for the Town. The Superintendent will present her recommended budget to the School Committee on December 19th. School Director of Finance Ralph Dumas pointed out in discussion that school principals have been asked to go into much more depth this year in addressing their expenses in the budget process; he explained that they are being asked “to utilize a zero based budgeting model this year.”


Dr. Macleod presented her goals for the year which are designed to publicly model the new standards for educator evaluation that are now in place. The priorities for the school district include writing a new strategic plan, implementing curriculum initiatives, spearheading the effort to address the future of Center School, implementing the educator evaluation system, orienting and mentoring the new administrators, building a district budget, and participating in the New Superintendent Induction Program. Specific goals include earning a proficient or better rating on each major assignment in the New Superintendent Induction Program, successfully implementing the new educator evaluation standards, maintaining momentum in the district by ensuring measurable progress on critical district goals, developing a new Strategic Plan by May 2014, building the district’s budget that provides for effective management and the ability to support key initiatives, and finally working with the Elementary School Building Committee to develop a solution to the operational and educational constraints of Center School that will be supported both by the voters and the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA).


State Police Investigate Motor Vehicle Fatality in Foxboro - Update


October 6, 2013 — This morning at 5:21 am, Troopers assigned to the Massachusetts State Police Foxboro Barracks responded to a single motor vehicle crash on Route 95 southbound prior to exit 6B that resulted in one fatality.


Preliminary investigation by Trooper Michael Bartucca indicates that a 2005 Kia Sorento was operating on Route 95 southbound when the operator lost control, struck the guardrail at the breakdown lane and went into the woodline. The operator was trapped inside the vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene.


The female operator has been identified as Phoenix C. Smith, 24, of Cranston, Rhode Island.

Check in and a Check

Above, President of MAC (Massachusetts Animal Coalition) Emily MCobb is sandwiched between Hopkinton Drug President Dennis Katz and Marketing Director Michael Macione, as they award her a check for $3,000, and the attendees applaud in the background.


October 6, 2013 — Hopkinton Drug representatives stopped by the annual MAC meeting at Tufts University in Grafton this morning  to drop off a check for $3,000, and to inform a receptive group of veterinarians and other animal professionals about two new products that Hopkinton Drug is compounding for the benefit of their charges.

       Some dogs may have a propensity to lick themselves, either at the site of a wound, or by creating a wound from intense licking. Hopkinton Drug's compounding center has developed Lick Granuloma, a new topical treatment that has found early success with one vet that may translate into a boom if it continues.

       Another success that has already proven to be a boom is a medicated chewable tablet for animals, mostly cats, that contains the medication in a disguised mixture of medicine and tasty treat.

        "Cats are especially difficult to administer medicine to, because they are fussy eaters," said Mr. Katz.

        "It started out slowly, but now, we can barely make them fast enough," said Mr. Macione.

        Both of the compounds, mixed in the sterile facility at Hopkinton Drug, must be prescribed by a veterinarian.

        Speaking about the $12,000 Hopkinton Drug has donated since the program began three years ago, Mac founder Anne Lindsay said, "We are grateful for the generosity of Hopkinton Drug, whose ongoing support is funding important animal-related programs."



October 6, 2013 — The ride in a fire engine was by far the most popular event at Hopkinton Fire Department for their open house today. Above, more than a dozen families stand in line while the loaded truck is ready to take off, and another is returning.


Runner Up

October 6, 2013 — A Northeastern University team member carries the standard down Pike Street for his leg of his team's participation in the 2013 Run Around Hopkinton 26.2 mile relay race this morning that began and ended at MetroWest YMCA Family Outdoor Center in Hopkinton. His team would eventually become the winners. We anticipate another photo to come.


October 5, 2013 — Forty-five minutes after the 4:18 pm accident on Route 495 North, traffic was still at a near standstill and vehicles poured off of the highway and onto Hopkinton Roads. At least one occupant involved in the crash was taken to UMass Worcester.


4:18 pm -Traffic Alert.

Hopkinton units travelling to Route 495N, north of W Main St. for a rollover accident, car fire. Advise other routes.

Facebook and Twitter followers got immediate alerts.

October 5, 2013

HPTA Carnival a Success

October 5, 2013 — The HPTA drew a throng of young parents and their children to the Hopkinton Common this morning for their Fall Carnival, an event that took up nearly every square inch of real estate. Above, Alex Piccioli, 6, is stuck to a Velcro wall after being tossed there by his father. Below, Eloise Harris gives a face-painting volunteer from the Vineyard Church a high-five, while her father, Rob, holds her.


Ride for Cystic Fibrosis

October 5, 2013 — Above, Joel Loitherstein, husband of candidate for Congress, Karen Spilka, pauses at Cornell's a refreshment station today on the 65 mile bicycle route to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


State Traffic Stop on Pike Leads to Trafficking Bust


October 5, 2013 — Shortly before one a.m. last night on October 5th, Trooper Robert Ryan was stationed on Route 84 by the Turnpike toll plaza. He observed a 2012 Infinity M37 with several motor vehicle violations including excessive tinting and failing to signal when changing lanes. Trooper Ryan stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator, CARLOS ALBERTO RICHARDS, 34, of Boston. The passenger SANDRA OVALLES,32, of Manchester New Hampshire had a small bag of marijuana that she turned over to Trooper Ryan when asked if there were narcotic in the vehicle. A State Police K9 was called to the scene and located a hidden compartment that contained a large plastic bag containing a kilogram of a white powder that's believed to be cocaine. Both RICHARDS and OVALLES were transported back the State Police Barracks in Sturbridge and charged with: 

1. Trafficking in a Class B substance

2. Possess with intent to Distribute a Class B substance

3. Conspiracy to violate the drug laws

4. possession of less than one ounce of marijuana

RICHARDS was further issued a citation for excessive tinting and marked lanes violation.
OVALLES received bail while RICHARDS is currently being held on $25,000 dollars bail. They will both appear in Dudley District Court on Monday morning.


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St. Paul’s Fall Rummage Sale October 19


HOPKINTON, MASS. (October 4, 2013) – There will be bargains galore on clothing, toys, books, and other miscellaneous items at the St. Paul’s Dollar Days  Rummage Sale on Saturday, October 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 61 Wood Street (Rte. 135) in Hopkinton.  


Anyone wishing to donate items to the Rummage Sale is welcome to drop off items (with the exception of computers, TVs, microwaves or air conditioners) at the church Parish Hall on Tues., Wed., & Thurs. October 15, 16, & 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; and Friday, October 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Police Incident/Arrest Log - Most Recent First

Updated Friday, October 4, 2013


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

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

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

Arrest Log

Thursday, October 3, 2013

2:01 am Sgt. John Porter arrested Colleen F. Lombardo, 32, of Mount Auburn Street, Hopkinton, on Wood Street for a Warrant.

Incident Log

Thursday, October 3, 2013

11:21 pm A caller reported that a truck was idling with its lights on for the last hour. Sgt. John Porter responded and advised that it was a plumber dealing with an emergency.

10:30 am A caller reported a verbal argument in a Main Street parking lot. Two officers responded and advised that it was a verbal argument over money.

6:50 am A caller reported construction vehicles idling where the condominiums on West Elm Street are being built. Officer Robert Bielecki spoke with the foreman and advised him of the by-law restriction.

1:47 am Sgt. John Porter arrested a 32 year old female from Hopkinton on Wood Street for a Warrant.


Rep. Dykema Convenes Meeting on Water Constraints in Hopkinton


Boston—Representative Carolyn Dykema and staff from Senator Karen Spilka’s office welcomed local officials from the Town of Hopkinton to the State House for a meeting with the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Housing and Economic Development yesterday to discuss the availability of water and its impact on town development.


Shown in photo, from left: John Westerling, Elaine Lazarus, Norman Khumalo,  Rep. Carolyn Dykema,

Ken Weismantel, Dave Daltorio.



Are You Clowning Me?

October 4, 2013 — This driver, whose identity has been disguised, is stopped in traffic outside the HopNews office on Main Street this morning, and is apparently texting. It is possible he is playing Angry Birds, too, but it is doubtful. Many drivers text while stopped, and many of them have been observed texting as they come to a stop in traffic. Texting and driving is a very dangerous, illegal practice.

New Retirement Facility Slated for East Main Street
Dogs and Cats Allowed

October 3, 2013 — Architect Mark Lowen presented plans to a handful of abutters on behalf of Hawthorne Retirement Group, which intends to purchase 6 acres of land and build a retirement community of approximately 143 residents on East Main Street. The property, half of a 12 acre parcel, is owned by Legacy Farms, which has taken it through the permitting process that allows such a use. The facility will not be a medical facility, it will be congregate living, a "lifestyle choice" said Mr. Lowen.
     He said that eighty percent of the residents in their facilities come from a 10-mile radius — they are also building a facility in Westborough — and range in age from their late seventies to early eighties.

      "The type of product we supply is in great demand," he said.

      The 127 suites will have no kitchens; all meals are provided and included in the rent, which is "in the low two's." He said they are not considered dwelling units under that definition, but likened them to motel rooms with long-term rentals.

     Most of those who are driving, will not be driving by the end of their, on average, seven-year stay. There will be a  van available to take residents to shopping, hair, and doctor appointments. So, the impact on traffic will be minimal, he said. It is "retirement in place," a transitional site, Mr. Lowen said.

     Some of the sparse neighbors in attendance had concerns about lighting, but Mr. Lowen said that all of the lighting will be directed downward, except the one that will light the flag. Dogs and cats will be allowed, but questions about size and amount restrictions were left unanswered.

     More than one neighbor had concerns about sewer, which is absent from that section of Clinton Street, an hoped that they could tie in. No promised were made.

      The company is building a similar facility in Westborough, and will offer tours when it is completed.

      The company hopes to break ground in the Spring of 2014.



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