Richard Spindel, 80
Richard Spindel, 80, of Milford died on November 10, 2013 at Milford Regional Medical Center. His was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Frances Spindel, who died in December of 2004.
Mr. Spindel retired from Metal Bellows Corporation in Sharon where he received an Award of Achievement from NASA in recognition of “significant aid and assistance toward a flawless mission” for the historic first landing of men on the moon – the Apollo 11 Moon Landing on July 20, 1969.
Richard was born on November 28, 1932 and was the son of Nathaniel and Irene Spindel of Milford. He was a Corporal in the Army and received the Occupation Medal (Germany) and the National Defense Service Medal.
He is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Kathy and Jim Herne of Milford and Terri and Joe Spindel of Uxbridge and his son David Spindel of Milford. He also leaves a sister, Norma Brennick and her husband John of New Hampshire, two sisters-in-law, Agnes Penney and Claire Robbins and her husband Walter of Hopkinton, brother-in-law Charles Garbarino of Ashland and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother Robert Spindel who died in April of this year and Robert’s wife Eleanor, who died in 1993. Richard also leaves his close friends Terry and Judy Thomas and his dear friend Dina Bilodeau.
He will be remembered as a very devoted Dad, an avid outdoorsman and generous gardener who kept everyone he knew in fresh tomatoes and vegetables.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, November 16 at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton. Burial with military honors will follow in North Purchase Cemetery, Milford. Calling hours at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton are Saturday November 16 from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m., prior to the funeral Mass.
All Democrats are invited to join us for the November 20th meeting of the Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee.
The meeting will be at 7:30pm at the Hopkinton Fire Station, 73 Main St. in Hopkinton. The meeting room is upstairs. Please use the rear entrance and take the stairs or the elevator to the 2nd floor. (Please park behind the office building next door so we don't take spaces at the station from our fire fighters.)
Contact Dick Duggan (508-435-4007 or firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Wrong Way Operator Arrested by State Police for OUI on Route 495 in Hopkinton
November 12, 2013 — On early Monday morning the State Police Barracks in Millbury received numerous 911 calls for a wrong-way operator on Route 495 southbound in Hopkinton. As several cruisers headed to the area the vehicle was found stopped in the median strip, facing the wrong direction, with its lights out and the engine running.
Troopers found the driver, STUART KIRBY, to have a heavy odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. KIRBY, 53, of Revere believed he was on a side-street off of the highway and didn‘t understand he was on the highway.
KIRBY needed assistance from troopers in
getting out of his car, was unsteady on his feet and needed help in
keeping his balance. KIRBY was medically evaluated by Hopkinton EMS
due to some statements relative to his health. After being evaluated
KIRBY was taken into custody and transported to the Millbury State
Police Barracks. KIRBY was charged with OUI 2nd offense,
wrong way operation and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
KIRBY was bailed out on personal recognizance. ~ MSP Press
~ MSP Press Release
LIVE NATIVITY - Hopkinton, MA
Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 5 to 7 p.m.
Real people, real animals, the real message of Christmas. Outdoors.
Warm up inside afterwards with hot chocolate, coffee, and goodies.
Free. Donations welcomed for local and international missions.
Community Covenant Church
2 W. Elm St.
Hopkinton, MA 01748
Bruce Johnson, Pastor
Directions: Rt. 495, Exit 21B. Church is just off the exit, on the right.
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The last invitational cheerleading competition was held over the weekend at the Whitman-Hanson Invitational meet in Whitman MA. The Hopkinton Cheerleaders finished very strong, taking first place in their division, besting several other teams from the eastern Massachusetts. Now it’s on to the South Regional Championship next weekend, November 17, at Dartmouth HS, Dartmouth MA., Time: TBA. The Hopkinton Cheerleaders will be going up against some of the best cheer squads in Southern MA. Then it’s on to the State Championships. Come and support this fantastic group of girls…. Speaking of which, lets meet them: First Row, left to right; Amanda Donahue, Sarah Roberts, Heather Clark, Ashley Poillucci, and Meredith Prunty. Middle Row, from left to right; Emily Sheridan, Maia Guelfi, Rachel Demore, Savannah Schultz, Kimberly Cardillo, Lauren Cameron and Victoria Wauters. Third Row, left to right; Alexandra Balerna, Lauren Kimura, Kelsey Marcou, Michelle Horrigan, Brooke Bellar, Abbey Druffner, Natalie Shambo and Jaimey Zepf. Photo, text, John Cardillo
Let the Feast Begin
November 11, 2013 — Hopkinton warriors from World War II to the Gulf and Afghanistan Wars were feted by the Veterans Celebration Committee this evening to top off a day of remembrance and thanks, to their comrades and their country. Above, Post Adjutant Michael Whalen stands sentinel over the central table at the Woodville Rod and Gun Club dinner. Below, singers from Enter Stage Left relax in the lounge and prepare to give the veterans an encore performance following dinner.
The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.
9 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.
8 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.
1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.
2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.
5 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.
Friday, November 8, 2013
2:13 am Sgt.
John Porter arrested Kristen R. Aylward, 43, of Farm
Road, Sherborn, on East Main Street and charged her
with Failure to Drive In Right Lane
and OUI Liquor.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
5:39 pm A motorist reported that a vehicle was traveling on the divided highway heading east on West Main Street. Officer Peter Booth checked the area with a negative find.
4:51 pm The parents of a thirteen year-old boy from East Street called 911 to report that their son texted them saying that someone rang their doorbell several times and then tried to open the door. Three officers responded and advised that it was the boy's girlfriend and father who were ringing the doorbell.
12:28 pm The owner of a Hayward Street business reported that it looked like someone kicked in the basement door last night. Access was gained but it did not appear that anything was taken. Three officers responded and took a report.
9:17 am A caller from Curtis Road reported that a commercial landscaping company was operating in violation of a town by-law. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and shut them down for the day.
7:08 am A resident of Ridge Road reported that construction equipment was being loaded in violation of a town by-law. Officer Stephen Buckley responded but was unable to locate any violation.
6:17 am The
State Police reported that a vehicle just got off of
Route 495 at exit 21B and apparently hit a guard
rail and was operating erratically. Officer Jacob
Campbell checked the area but was unable to locate
Saturday, November 9, 2013
9:00 pm A caller from Fruit Street reported that he broke up a party and believed that youths were still hanging around in the woods. Officer Gregg DeBoer checked the area but did not locate any youths.
8:52 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil checked a motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street and advised that he confiscated a small amount of alcohol and marijuana from the youth occupants.
8:25 am A
resident of Ash Street reported that a hunter was
passing through the woods behind their house. The
caller was advised that hunting season is now open.
Friday, November 8, 2013
11:55 am A walk-in from Davis Road spoke with Officer Stephen Buckley regarding a suspicious motor vehicle.
9:19 am A property manager from Memory Lane reported that a port-a-john was lit on fire overnight and that cameras on site showed the incident happen. Officer David Shane responded and took a report.
8:39 am An Erika Drive resident reported that her mailbox was damaged overnight and there were smashed pumpkins in the roadway. Sgt. Joseph Bennett responded to take a report.
1:51 am Sgt. John Porter stopped a motor vehicle on East Main Street and subsequently arrested a 43 year-old female from Sherborn and charged her with Failure to Drive In Right Lane and OUI Liquor.
Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day
of the Eleventh Month
November 11, 2013 — Hopkinton Veterans from American Legion Post 202, led by Adjutant Michael Whalen, paid respects to those lost in battle, and to their fellow veterans who have passed on since the last Veterans Day in 2012. Above, they salute the Flag of the United States.
Mary Harrington, former Selectman and wife of Marine William Harrington, followed introductory remarks by Michael Whalen and invocation by Post Chaplain Dick Brault, and remembered Emmitt T. Carey, who is memorialized in bronze on the Doughboy monument at Cookie's Corner at the Start Line of the Boston marathon.
Hopkinton High School Junior Kate Schneider (Photo, below) read the memorable war poem, "In Flanders Field."
Mr. Whalen welcomed Bill Mahoney from Holliston, who he introduced as a good friend. Mr. Mahoney shared a story from his time as a soldier.
Next, Amelia Antoniades sang, "Proud to be an American."
To conclude the ceremony of the day that marks the truce that ended WWI, and was once called Armistice Day, Mr. Whalen paid tribute with a reading of a list of veterans from Hopkinton who have passed away since last year's ceremony:
Charles Dever, 73
Donald Hart Sr., 80
Paul Phipps, 91
Paul H. Coyne, 74
John McKenzie, 75
David Baker, 69
James Gosselin, 62
Robert Lindsey, 68
Robert St. Angelo, 74
Donald Brisco, 80
Albert Irvine, 87
Massachusetts State Police Release – 11102013
– Investigation Leads to Arrest & One Pound of “Molly” Seizure
On Wednesday November 6, 2013 Troopers from the Troop F Logan Airport Detective Unit were joined by Troopers assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, the HIS Airport Group, and Milford Police detectives to conduct a controlled delivery of approximately one pound of MDMA (Methylenedioxymethamphetamine).
The MDMA, commonly referred to as Molly, was intercepted by authorities at Logan Airport with a delivery address in Milford. The parcel, which originated in China, was delivered to the Milford address by a Trooper posing as a FedEx driver. The recipient identified the owner of the package, who subsequently came to pick up the parcel.
After the owner arrived to take possession of the package, he was taken into custody. He was identified as DAVID SHEEHAN, 23, of Medway. SHEEHAN was transported to the Milford Police Department for booking. SHEEHAN is charged with possession of a Class “C” substance and conspiracy to violate drug laws.
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Veterans Day Ceremony in Hopkinton at Town Hall, 11:00 am on Monday, November 11
The Hopkinton American Legion
Post 202 invites all to our Veterans Day ceremony at
the town hall on Monday November 11th,
is Bill Mahoney, a Vietnam veteran and the former postmaster from the town of Holliston. Local students will contribute, and we will
again recall those veterans we have lost this past year. — Mike Whalen, Adjutant
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The Hopkinton Police and Fire Departments will be hosting a
Child Passenger Safety Checkpoint.
SATURDAY NOV. 23rd 2013
At the Fire Station
73 Main Street
Families are welcome to stop by and have their child safety seat inspected and professionally installed.
Last night, at
approximately 11:45 p.m., troopers from the
Massachusetts State Police Barracks in Holden
responded to the ramp from Rt.12 to
I-190 southbound in Worcester. Arriving
troopers found a single vehicle rolled over on the
ramp. Trooper Salvucci encountered
the operator, MATTHEW MELVIN, 24 of Shrewsbury, MA
who was uninjured in the crash. Subsequent
to Trooper Salvucci’s investigation,
MELVIN was placed under arrest and charged with
Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol and Marked
Lanes Violation. He
will be arraigned in Worcester District Court on
Tuesday, due to the Monday holiday. The
ramp was closed for approximately 45 minutes with
minimal impact on traffic.
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Hopkinton Marine Graduates basic Training
Marine Private First Class Walter S. Carey, son of George and Gail Carey of Hopkinton and a 2010 graduate of Hopkinton High School, recently graduated from Marine Corps Basic Training at Parris Island.
The marine completed an intensive twelve-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Marine Corps values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
After Parris Island he attended warfare training at Camp Lejeune, NC, for an additional four weeks.
Presently, he is attending the Marine Corps Communications Electronics School (MCCES). MCCES is the Marine Corps training ground for the majority of the communications and air/ground electronic Military Occupational specialties. MCCES is located at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twenty-nine Palms, CA.
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Annual Thanksgiving Breakfast
November 28, 2013
7am ~ 11am
Cornell’s Irish Pub
229 Hayden Rowe St.
All proceeds to benefit the Hopkinton High School Drama Ensemble and their journey to perform in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland in 2015.
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The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.
11 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.
7 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.
2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.
3 Disabled Motor Vehicles.
3 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
11:32 am Officer
Philip Powers arrested Bradley Louis Cohen, 18, of
Edgehill Road, Hopkinton, on Hayden Rowe Street and
charged him with Possession of
Class D with Intent to Distribute and Distribution
of a Controlled Substance in a School Zone.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
8:56 pm A 911 caller reported that the gas tank fell off of her vehicle and was spilling everywhere on Hayden Rowe Street. Sgt. Michael Sutton responded to assist the Fire Department.
7:00 pm An Ash Street resident reported an unregistered solicitor. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and spoke with the solicitor who was from a non-profit organization.
6:28 pm A property caretaker from County Way reported that someone had damaged a stone wall while trying to turn around on a private roadway. Officer William Burchard responded and took a report.
5:37 pm A 911 caller from Saddle Hill Road reported that someone had rung his doorbell and when he answered the door no one was around. Officer Matthew McNeil checked the area with a negative find on anything suspicious.
5:37 pm Two officers responded to Route 495 to assist the State Police with a four car motor vehicle accident with personal injury.
4:42 pm A resident of Granite Street reported that there was a large dog in her back yard attacking her chickens and damaging the chicken coop. The Animal Control Officer was notified.
10:28 am Officer Philip Powers arrested an 18 year-old male from Hopkinton on Hayden Rowe Street and charged him with Possession of Class D Substance with Intent to Distribute and Distribution of a Controlled Substance in a School Zone.
8:00 am A caller reported that a dark blue Bronco, operated by a young male, was speeding in excess of 60mph on Lumber Street. Officer David Shane checked the area but was unable to locate the vehicle.
5:03 am There
were multiple calls for what sounded like six or
seven gunshots in the area of Alexander Road. Three
officers checked the area and advised that a box of
fireworks was found in the roadway.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
12:30 pm A 911 caller from Smith Road reported that shortly after returning home she heard of door shut on the second floor of her house. Five officers responded and stated that a red vehicle registered to Framingham was seen leaving the area. The house was checked and secured.
7:56 am A
resident of Forest Lane spoke with Sgt. Joseph
Bennett regarding an item that was left in her door.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
9:22 pm A caller from Pinecrest Village reported that a neighbor was being lout on their deck. Officer John Moran responded and advised that all was quiet upon his arrival.
5:13 pm A 13 year-old girl from Susan Drive called 911 to report that she was home alone and that someone tried to open their front door. Officer William Burchard responded and spoke with a solicitor who was from a non profit organization.
12:48 pm A motorist reported that a landscaper was in the roadway on Pond Street and started swearing at them. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and spoke with the landscaper.
9:40 am A walk-in from Patriots Boulevard spoke with Officer Gregg DeBoer regarding a parking complaint.
9:09 am Officer
David Shane reported coming upon a vandalized
mailbox on North Mill Street.
Monday, November 4, 2013
7:40 pm Sgt. John Porter shut down and warned a contractor inside Legacy Farms about the town by-law's.
8:50 am An Apple Tree Hill resident reported that she had a prescription stolen from her home. Officer William Burchard responded and took a report.
8:29 am A walk-in spoke with Officer Patrick O'Brien regarding a suspicious incident.
Come celebrate Chanukah in Hopkinton with a menorah lighting at the Town Common. The lighting will be on the first night of Chanukah, Wednesday, November 27th at 5:30 p.m. We’ll light the menorah, sing a few songs and even enjoy some treats. A special thanks to the Jewish Family Workshop for providing hot chocolate and cookies. Hope to see you there!
School Committee Votes Differential for Honors Math
Visions for early childhood education
by Muriel Kramer
November 8, 2013 — First on the agenda at last night’s School Committee Meeting was Superintendent Dr. Cathy MacLeod’s File photo, below) introduction of Evan Bishop as the new High School Principal; Bishop has worked in Hopkinton for 9 years first as a guidance counselor, then assistant principal, interim principal and now principal. When asked why he said yes to the job this time, last year while interim principal he had chosen not to be considered for the job for personal reasons, he replied that it was really for two reasons, “first for Dr. MacLeod and her leadership; but really it’s about the staff and the kids.”
Bishop was then joined at the table by Curriculum Director Robert Berlo (File photo) to seek the School Committee’s approval on a new GPA weighting variant for accelerated classes, currently accelerated math is the only subject that fits the bill. Accelerated math has been developed to challenge the strongest math students and prepare them for a more extensive offering of Advanced Placement (AP) options as juniors and seniors in high school. Previously the decision had been to weight the grades for accelerated math the same as those for honors math even though accelerated math was acknowledged to be more challenging and meant to move at a faster pace. The thinking at the time was to avoid encouraging students to take accelerated math for the wrong reasons, the higher grade differential. Resident and parent Melissa Abate voiced concerns last spring at a SC meeting that this left many students without a boost in credit for an easily recognized higher work load, and made the point that young students would find it hard to justify working that much harder for the same credit differential. The administration took the feedback from Abate and others; they decided to make the change, granting students in accelerated math a differential higher than honors but not as high as AP level courses. Students will be awarded the differential credit retroactively for last year as well. The SC unanimously approved the change.
Dr. MacLeod also spoke to the successful forum held at the High School the night before highlighting the administrative team that was well attended and well received. Parent Dawn Ronan in the audience for the SC meeting was truly enthusiastic about what she heard at the forum the previous evening. “I thought the opportunity to raise questions and hear from every administrator how they are collaborating to provide consistency that follows the kids from building to building was terrific. I really liked hearing the principals talk about what they are personally excited about. It was exciting to hear their excitement. It makes you realize that, wow, there is a lot going on behind those doors.”
Next up Center School Principal Lauren Dubeau (File photo) and Dr. MacLeod shared their vision for the future of early childhood education in the district. Their vision includes an expanded offering for preschoolers in the district hopefully doubling the size from two to four classes and eventually accommodating the preschool in the same building as Kindergarten and first grade. According to MacLeod, putting our youngest learners together would increase intervention opportunities, maximize effective use of therapists, and provide for more purposeful professional development opportunities. They are also targeting offering full day Kindergarten (FDK) for all students. The presentation referenced that of 310 districts in Massachusetts, 208 currently offer district wide FDK and 74 offer tuition based partial FDK as Hopkinton does. Further they spoke to the statistic in town that of 192 students enrolled in the district’s program, 104 are FDK and 88 HDK; of those 88 students half were wanted FDK but didn’t get selected in the lottery process. Dubeau and MacLeod both spoke to the advantages of FDK over what is in place now citing the restrictions that come with having some students in HDK. “We have an obligation to provide an equitable learning experience for all.” Those that are in the FDK program have an expanded opportunity for application and practice, but not expanded instruction. MacLeod emphasized that if we are able to offer free FDK, we would not offer HDK. If the program is tuition based, we would have to offer HDK.
The public is invited and encouraged to help shape the emerging vision for Hopkinton’s youngest learners at a forum to be held in the Center School Cafeteria on Monday November 18th from 7-8:30PM. Childcare will be provided.
Also upcoming, the public is invited and encouraged to participate in Public Forums to help shape the new Strategic Plan for the schools. November 13th at 6 PM in the HS cafeteria, November 14th at 7:30 AM at the Fire Station meeting room (enter in rear of building, 2nd floor), November 19th at 10 AM at the Senior Center and November 19th 7 PM at the High School Auditorium.
Grand Opening Celebration for
Golden Pond Assisted Living Expansion
Thirty-three New Apartments for Stylish Senior Living
November 7, 2013 — "They've
provided a wonderful service for us. They've been a
great partner for our community," said Cindy
Chesmore, Director of the Hopkinton Senior Center
(Standing) to the principals of Golden Pond, members
of the business and government community and
prospective renters who all had a chance to tour the
facility and sample the food prepared by the
Tomorrow, look forward to a video of the facility as well as welcome messages and descriptions from principals
Below, a model bedroom in a one-bedroom unit. Keep watching for more open house tours in the future.
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