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International Marathon Museum Taking Shape in Hopkinton


December 2, 2013 — Years of visioning, planning, posturing and hard work are paying off for idea-man Timothy Kilduff as he and architect Scott Richardson presented his concepts for an International Marathon Center to the Planning Board this evening.


 Mr. Kilduff, founder of the Hopkinton Athletic Association and the current 26.2 Foundation, has laid the groundwork for community acceptance of the idea with his work in both commissioning  marathon-related statues for Hopkinton or facilitating others in doing so.


In the past few years, the "Spirit of the Marathon" by world-renown Sculptor Mico Kaufman was placed on Weston Nurseries land on East Main Street; "The Starter" of George V. Brown by Hopkinton sculptor Michael Alfano was placed on Hopkinton Common; and in April of this year, "Yes You Can" of Team Hoyt by Texas Sculptor Mike Tabor was unveiled (Video) at Center School.


The center is planned on land that will be accessed through the road of the hoped-for athletic center that will be leased on a long-term basis, according to a Request For Proposals that was recently made public. The land at 45 East Main Street is to be conveyed first to the town by Legacy Farms, and then to a sports center developer.


One member thought that the structure may be out of place with the existing streetscape, but Member John Coutinho countered that people were initially opposed to i. m. pei's glass and steel pyramid in front of the Louvre in Paris.


Other Planning Board comments were largely positive. Member John Ferrari advised those in attendance that the designs of the Marathon Center and the planned, but yet to be decided Athletic Center, should be coordinated to look as if they were conceived at the same time, and not just lumped together.


Architect Scott Richardson said after the meeting that the group hopes to have their engineering and fundraising done in one year for the 15-16 acre, $15-$20 million parcel. The group and the landowner have signed a letter of intent to purchase the land, according to Mr. Richardson, upon which to build the 30,000 sq. ft. center.


A written piece [Large file] put together for public distribution lays out the reasons for such an endeavor: Preserve and advance the importance and contributions of the marathon. Advance the ideals of sportsmanship, competition, fair play, and the human spirit. Increase awareness of the connection between democracy, the Battle of Marathon, and the marathon run. Strengthen local, regional, and international ties between Marathon host countries. Advance the frame work of marathon participation. Connect nutrition, fitness, exercise, and how they contribute to a healthy life style. Create a center for gathering and sharing the best marathon and lifestyle practices.


Furthermore, the Foundation lists features of the center:

The International Marathon Center will feature:
-Hall of Fame
-Conference and Education Center
-Administration facilities


Following the meeting this evening, Mr. Kilduff said, "In order for it to work, people need to realize there's more to a marathon than running 26.2 miles."


Tall Tree Takes Time To Trim

Troop 1 Boy Scouts pose with the 19-foot tall Christmas tree as it begins to open.  The troop set the tree up on Friday after spending an hour sawing the trunk down to fit in the town tree stand. 


Scouts pictured:  Joe Harrison, Andrew D'Alleva, Cameron Allen, Dylan Palmer, Ben Ralston, Ethan Ritterbusch, Noah Schonhorn.



Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton Massachusetts

Compiled for HopNews.com by Eric Montville © 2013 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from November 26, 2013 - December 2, 2013
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
Address Buyer Price Date Seller
16 Walcott Street Michael Heaton 180,000 November 29, 2013 Raymond J. Fair III, Edward L. Fair
9 Autumn Ridge Drive, unit 40 Douglas R. Ventura $508,670 November 27, 2013 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
3 Lowell Drive, unit 36 Le Wang $350,000 November 26, 2013 Joanne Frances Curtin
25 Autumn Ridge Drive, unit 14 Hongxin Zhang, Bo Pang $615,455 November 26, 2013 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
Last Week
3 Grandview Drive, unit 26 Sai Krishna Avula, Chaitanya Nutakki $556,510 November 25, 2013 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
1 Highcroft Way, unit 1 Edwin J. Hughes, Kathryn A. Padovano $395,000 November 22, 2013 Michael Billingsley, Judith S. Billingsley
4 Rough Rider Road Jason Patrick Sweet, Sarah Elizabeth Sweet $574,900 November 20, 2013 Herbert Lavery, Christina M. Lavery
9 Greystone Lane Masilo A. Grant, Carly F. Grant $713,000 November 20, 2013 Francis D. Pettepit Jr., Mary Ellen Pettepit
1 Knoll Road Jeremy Ledis, Tracy Platt $204,900 November 19, 2013 Matthew J. Arner, Mini Singh
3 Frostpane Lane, unit 53 Deirdra S. Sampson $381,350 November 19, 2013 Pulte Homes of New England LLC



Attention former Hopkinton High Hockey Players!

The 2013 Hiller Hockey Alumni Game will take place on Friday, December 
27 from 7:30pm -9:30 pm at Navin Arena. The cost is $15 per player.
 Please contact Friends of Hiller Hockey (
andrew@mcfujs.net) if you would 
like to participate.


  Police Incident Log - Most Recent First

   Updated Monday, December 2, 2013


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.

16 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.

7 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

3 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

3 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Arrest Log

Sunday, December 1, 2013

2:55 am Officer John Moran arrested Christian Mauricio Jaramillo, 29, of India Street, Pawtucket, RI, on West Main Street and charged him with Marked Lanes Violation, OUI Liquor and Drinking Alcohol From an Open Container.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

2:46 am Officer Linda Higgins arrested Taylor R. Nock, 22, of Nottingham Road, Grafton, on West Main Street and charged him with OUI Liquor and Motor Vehicle Lights Violation.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

12:23 pm Officer Patrick O'Brien arrested David E. Bovill, 44, of Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, on Hayden Rowe Street and charged him with Assault and Battery.

Incident Log

Sunday, December 1, 2013

6:28 pm Sgt. Michael Sutton assisted the Southborough Police Department with a domestic disturbance on Southville Road.

11:21 am A resident of Stewart Street reported that a Chevy Trailblazer was driving slow through the area and was taking pictures out the window. Two officers checked the area with a negative find.

10:17 am A Hearthstone Road resident reported hearing gunshots behind her house. Officer Thomas Griffin checked the area but did not hear anything suspicious.

9:11 am A caller from Spring Street reported that a motor vehicle hit his mailbox then left the scene. Officer David Shane responded to take a report.

7:55 am A 911 caller reported a motor vehicle accident with personal injury due to hazardous road conditions on Wood Street. Officer David Shane responded to assist.

7:31 am A 911 caller reported icy road conditions on Wood Street. The DPW was notified.

2:32 am Officer John Moran stopped a motor vehicle on West Main Street and subsequently arrested a 29 year-old male from Pawtucket, RI and charged him with Marked Lanes Violation, OUI Liquor and Drinking Alcohol From an Open Container.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

10:14 pm A motorist reported an aggressive operator who just exited Route 495 to West Main Street. Officer William Burchard checked the area with a negative find.

9:25 pm A resident of Colella Farm Road reported that a vehicle was in front of his house with three teens inside of it acting suspicious. When the caller approached the vehicle they took off. Sgt. Michael Sutton checked the area with a negative find.

9:24 pm A caller reported that a motor vehicle was all over the roadway and had turned on Maria Lane. Officer William Burchard responded and advised that the vehicle was parked for the night.

4:53 pm A mother and four boys spoke with Sgt. Michael Sutton regarding something suspicious they found at the park on Hayden Rowe Street.

4:17 pm A walk-in complained about an orange Porche that just passed him on Grove Street and was now parked at a Main Street business. Officer William Burchard responded and spoke with the operator.

2:39 pm A Briarcliff Drive resident reported that a suspicious motor vehicle that was in front of the house left the area at a high rate of speed when the caller pulled out of their driveway. Officer Gregg DeBoer checked the area with a negative find.

2:50 am A resident of Hayden Rowe Street reported that their alarm panel showed that the basement door was open and she believed she heard something on the first floor. Two officers responded and advised that the residence was secure.

12:20 am While in route to an alarm call Sgt. Scott vanRaalten checked a motor vehicle on Nancy Lane and subsequently issued a criminal application for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Friday, November 29, 2013

12:13 pm A walk-in from Oakhurst Road spoke with Officer Gregg DeBoer regarding the theft of some personal checks.

10:14 am A detail officer reported an erratic operator heading toward Upton on West Main Street. The Upton Police Department was notified and responded.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

5:58 pm A 911 caller reported receiving suicidal text messages from a friend in Canton. The Canton Police Department was contacted and responded.

3:57 pm A 911 caller reported an erratic operator on East Main Street. Sgt. Michael Sutton responded and located the motor vehicle. The operator was issued a verbal warning for distracted driving.

2:54 pm A caller reported an erratic operator on School Street heading towards West Main Street. Officer Matthew McNeil checked the area with a negative find.

2:16 am Officer Linda Higgins stopped a motor vehicle on West Main Street and subsequently arrested a 22 year-old male from Grafton and charged him with OUI Liquor and Motor Vehicle Lights Violation.

1:55 am A resident of West Main Street reported that a vehicle pulled into her driveway, put it's high beams on and started looking for something. The called advised that it may have been related to a hit and run accident from earlier. Three officers checked the area but could not locate the vehicle.

1:00 am Officer Aaron O'Neil checked a motor vehicle on West Main Street and advised that he destroyed a small amount of marijuana at the scene.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

10:39 pm A resident of Hilltop Road reported a possible teen drinking party at the end of the street. Two officers responded and advised that a small amount of alcohol was destroyed on scene.

10:26 pm A Hopkinton resident reported that she was inside her vehicle, not sure where she was and claimed that she felt like she wanted to harm herself. A trace of her cell phone located her on Belknap Street in Westborough. The Westborough Police Department responded and advised that she was transported to the hospital.

10:24 pm A resident reported a hit and run motor vehicle accident at a construction site on West Main Street. Officer Gregg DeBoer checked the area for the vehicle with a negative find.

11:46 am A caller from Maine reported that his daughter called him and stated that her step-father had pushed her to the floor. Three officers responded to Hayden Rowe Street and subsequently arrested a 44 year-old male from Hopkinton and charged him with Assault and Battery.


Fay School Acknowledges Hopkinton Student Athletes


The following Hopkinton residents were honored at Fay School on Thursday, November 21 for their performance during the fall athletic season.


Sydney Pearson (Gr. 7) – Girls Varsity Soccer Earnest Effort Award

Zach Pryshlak (Gr. 6) – Boys 5/6 Soccer Earnest Effort Award

Jillian Robertson (Gr. 5) – Girls 5/6 Soccer Earnest Effort Award

Joshua Fang (Gr. 7) – Intramural Tennis Coaches’ Award

Louis Scumaci (Gr. 8) - Intramural Golf Coaches’ Award


Earnest Effort Award – Given to the player that demonstrates a determination to do one’s best at all times and perseveres when faced with adversity.

Coaches’ Award – Given to the player that demonstrates exemplary performance and continuously strives for improvement.


Overall, Fay had a very successful fall athletic season with the teams boasting a record of 81-47-10. 


Fay School is an independent co-educational school in Southborough, MA serving students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade nine, with an optional boarding program in grades seven through nine.  


Above is a photo of Sydney Pearson. Sydney received the Earnest Effort Award for Fay’s girls varsity soccer team. Sydney consistently radiated positivity and enthusiasm and her behavior on the field was always exemplary. During games, she went for every fifty-fifty ball, no matter the size of her opponent. She went all out for every sprint and exerted every ounce of energy she had. She was a huge part to the success of the team.



Marshmallows Roasting on an Open Fire

December 1, 2013 — Weston Nurseries Sales Associate Michael Casasanta assists five year-old Roman Raia and mom, Brenda, toast some marshmallows today at the Garden Center.


State Police Respond to 70 Cars Crashing in Central Mass This Morning


December 1, 2013 — Massachusetts State Police units continue to respond to dozens of motor vehicle crashes on Route 290 westbound, near Exit 14, in Worcester. Starting around 6:45 a.m. today icy conditions have caused more than 70 cars and three tractor-trailers to crash. As of this point approximately 30 people have suffered minor injuries.


Involved vehicles are being removed and placed in two nearby parking lots to open the roadway. The Worcester Regional Transit Authority assisting with removal of operators and passengers from the roadway.


Roads are currently being treated with sand and salt.


Topping it Off

December 1, 2013 — The Boy Scouts of Troop 1 donated it, Troop 72975 Girl Scouts decorated it, and parent Ted Hunt, without a net, places the star atop the tree at the Common this afternoon.


Turkey Bowl Champs


December 1, 2013 — The 12th Annual Turkey Bowl Football Tournament  was played at Hopkinton High School on Friday, November 29th.   The annual tournament continues to grow with 10 teams competing this year - several of the new teams were made up of recent Hopkinton graduating classes.  The winners this year were the "Young Gunnaz", who have now won the championship trophy 6 of the last 7 years.   It was a highly competitive event with large numbers of talented Hopkinton athletes of the past coming together.   But most importantly there was great camaraderie amongst the participants in this well organized event.   This is a truly unique community event that is part of what makes Hopkinton such a special town.     Contributed Content.

From left to right are Jeff Branz, Joe Clark, Sean Atcherly, Ryan Hamilton, Steve Taylor, James Marquedant, Craig Sager, Mike Thompson, Tom Hunt, and Eric Ostrander 

Making it Last

December 1, 2013 — Robert O'Connell of Weston Nurseries makes a fresh cut and bottom trim of a customer's new purchase so that the tree, a Frasier Fir, can absorb water more easily and for a longer period from its tree stand. A moist tree holds it needles longer and is less of a fire hazard than a dry tree.


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November 30, 2013 — It is often good to reflect at the end of a year, or the week of Thanksgiving, and see what made the year prosperous. It is also a good time to thank those who help us make progress in business and in the community. Two of those people, experts at what they do, architect Jeanette Thomson and builder Michael Low (Autumn Builders) collaborated on the design and construction of a three season porch addition to a home in the Glen Road area. Enclosed porches are becoming a popular alternative to decks in Hopkinton, due to the tendency of homebuilders to leave a woodland buffer between backyard neighbors. Although it is aesthetically sound, the tradeoff is mosquitoes, which in recent years have been carrying more diseases. A three-season  porch has protection from insects with screening, as well as protection from wind, with glass panel replacements. To see the finished exterior, please mouse-over the image above. And to see the interior, hardy furniture, fireplace, large screen TV and all, look below.




November 30, 2013 — Two of Santa's elves flank him and pose for a photo before the festivities at Weston Nurseries Friday night.
And the Winner is...

November 30, 2013 — Evan Park,  left, took home the number one position in the LYLH Linda Karner 5kMemorial race at Hopkinton High School today. The event was also a winner, with three times the goal reached, which will go toward cancer research. LYLH stands for "Live Your Life Happy," a message Mrs. Karner gave her children and loved ones as another goal to fulfill. Timekeeper Sean Webster is on the right.


Three-Vehicle  Accident

November 30, 2013 — No one sought medical assistance from the Hopkinton Ambulance this afternoon following a three-vehicle collision near Ice-House Pond. One of the drivers was cited for not taking care in stopping.


November 30, 2013 — Marisa Alicandro and Jessica Urlage are nearly the same height as the figures that will be placed in the crèche being constructed on Hopkinton Common today by Pastor Mike Laurence and a crew.


Melding of Images

November 30, 2013 — Crystalline windswept surface ice on Lake Whitehall diffuses the reflection of the sky and a cloud this morning.


Tree Lighting and Singing at Weston Nurseries, Friday, November 29, 2013

Fosca (Macari) Picozza, 91


HOPKINTON - Fosca (Macari) Picozza, 91, passed away peacefully on November 28, 2013 in Framingham, MA.  She was married for 60 years to Amleto Picozza who passed away in 2006. She was a 50-year resident of Stamford, CT and most recently a seven-year resident of Hopkinton, MA  Fosca was born in Settefrati, Italy, and immigrated to the U.S. with her husband and children.  They came to live in Stamford where they opened and ran a tailor shop for many years.   Fosca’s main focus was always her children and extended family.   She loved to cook and the holidays were always special.   Her fondest memory was meeting Padre Pio when she was a young wife and mother.  Padre Pio gave her a blessing she felt was with her throughout her life.  


Fosca is survived by three children and their spouses, Josephine and Walter Zupancich of New York,  Augusto and Wendy Picozza, of Florida  and Enrico and Linda Picozza of Hopkinton MA.  She also leaves seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 


A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 9:45 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton, MA. Burial will take place at 1:30 p.m. in St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT.  Funeral arrangement have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton, MA.  


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.



Trail Walk on Saturday.

Saturday, November 30, 1PM: Center Trail tour. Come work off the
Thanksgiving dinner, dispel the Black Friday craziness, and see all the
great updates of the Center Trail. Meet at the Loop Road trailhead, between
Fields 8 & 10. "H" lot is probably best for parking.


Hopkinton 22, Ashland 21

November 29, 2013 — Drew Donahue leaves quite a bit of the field behind him in this run against Ashland on Turkey Day as the Hillers squeezed out a win.


Drop Off box for Toys For Tots at Hopkinton Police Headquarters

The Hopkinton Police Department is proud to announce that again this year we are partnering with the United States Marine Corps to be designated as a Toys For Tots drop-off location.


We ask any residents or businesses that can donate this year to please drop off an unwrapped toy in the collection box at the police station, 74 Main Street.


We thank you for your generous support.


Thanksgiving and Chanukah Coincide

November 27, 2013 — The coincidence of the first day of Chanukah and Thanksgiving has been a reason for conversation among many people this year, but it may also be the reason for the small-than-usual group that got together at the Hopkinton Common this evening to sing, pray, and to light the Menorah.

          David Auslander, who moved to town with his family nearly ten years ago, took over the role of organizing the Hopkinton Jewish community for the yearly ritual. He built the Menorah in 2006, and his family has been leading the prayers and singing ever since. Today, his daughter Robyn led everyone in song, and son Stephen flipped the switch to illuminate the two lights.

           Below, Robyn Auslander, center right, leads the singing. 




Annual Thanksgiving Breakfast

November 28, 2013

7am ~ 11am

Cornell’s Irish Pub

229 Hayden Rowe St.

$8 per plate

All proceeds to benefit the Hopkinton High School Drama Ensemble and their journey to perform in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland in 2015.


     Police Incident Log - Most Recent First
   Updated Wednesday, November 27, 2013


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

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

4 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

0 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

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

0 Motor Vehicle Complaint Application.

Arrest Log

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

4:10 pm Officer Peter Booth arrested Christine L. Manjourides, 19, of East Main Street, on East Main Street for a Warrant.

Incident Log

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

9:43 pm A motorist reported an erratic operator was heading into Milford on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer Matthew McNeil responded but was unable to catch up to the vehicle. The Milford Police Department was advised.

8:36 pm A resident of Doyle Lane reported hearing possible gunshots. Officer Peter Booth responded and advised that all was quite.

8:00 pm A resident of Wilson Street complained about speeding vehicles.

4:28 pm A Ridge Road resident reported that there was a gun at the end of their driveway. Officer William Burchard responded and advised that it was only a cap gun.

3:58 pm Three officers responded to East Main Street and subsequently arrested a 19 year-old female from Hopkinton for a Warrant.

3:50 pm A walk-in reported that they had hit a pot hole on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer Peter Booth responded and advised that it needs to be filled in.

12:33 pm A Front Street resident spoke with Detective Timothy Brennan regarding larceny.

10:56 am Officer Stephen Buckley was informed about a bounced check.

8:57 am A caller from a Main Street business reported that a disoriented female was attempting to take items from the store. Three employees detained her as she was attempting to leave. Two officers responded and took a report.

7:10 am A Pheasant Street resident reported that a black female in her 20's continually ran their doorbell and when the caller answered the door she took off in a vehicle.

1:01 am A resident of Thayer Heights Road reported an outdoor fire behind her residence. Two officers responded to assist the Fire Department.

Monday, November 25, 2013

7:00 pm The State Police reported an erratic operator on Route 495. Officer William Burchard located the vehicle on Winter Street and spoke with the operator.

9:40 am The owner of a School Street business reported that they believed they interrupted a breaking and entering/larceny on Saturday night. They caught a female on the property who then ran towards Pinecrest Village when discovered. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and took a report.


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It's Woodville!


Fun Times at The Learning Center of Hopkinton

November 27, 2013 — The students learned about the first Thanksgiving dinner by dressing as native Americans and Pilgrims today, and eating the same types of foods, like turkey, chicken fingers, maize and juice boxes.


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