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Formula for Guilt Free Living

by Arthur P. Ciaramicoli, Ed.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer, SoundMindz.org   

In one of my recent psychotherapy sessions one of my very astute clients asked me to write an article on guilt. “You know guilt must be the heart of depression and lack of confidence, I wish you could write down the formula that would lead to being guilt free”. Although I don’t think that guilt is the only variable contributing to a low mood I do believe that excessive guilt destroys a person’s spirit, and often leads to a constant fear of making mistakes and displeasing other people.

The Origin of Guilt

We hopefully develop a sense of guilt as children when we act in ways that are unkind to others, we are reprimanded, and we realize that hurting others causes an uncomfortable feeling within us and within others. We are in essence becoming socialized so that we can participate in relationships with respect and empathy. We know that everyone is born with the capacity for empathy and as we are exposed to empathic interactions we can gradually place ourselves in the experience of other people, thus when those close to us are hurt we hurt.

We experience pain, we bang our knee or hit our head when we fall, and we can see in the eyes of a caring parent that they feel for us and ultimately we learn to feel for others in the same way.  What if however, our parents hold us responsible for their actions and we learn to feel overly responsible for other people. Narcissistic parents are noted for blaming their children for their distress, and thus their children become adults who feel overly connected to other people’s distress. As a result they attach themselves to people who tend to blame. Blamers attract guilty people like honey attracts bees.

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Get Your Dance On! Tickets on Sale for Baypath Humane's 2nd Annual Fur Ball

On March 1, 2014, Baypath will host its 2nd Annual Fur Ball. Last year’s was so much fun that we’ve decided to kick our heels up once again to a live band. Silent auction and raffles also will be featured as well as a cash bar. So make sure to plan on attending Fur Ball 2014 from 7:00 pm to midnight at Indian Meadows’ Acacia in Westborough.

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Police Arrest/Incident Log - Updated February 5, 2014

Arrest Log

Monday, February 3, 2014

10:41 pm Sgt. Scott vanRaalten arrested Nicola Buckley, 36, of Thurston Lane, Ashland, on East Main Street and charged her with Speeding and OUI Liquor.

Incident Log

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

11:41 pm Officer Linda Higgins assisted the Southborough Police Department at their station.

11:10 pm The Middleboro Police Department reported a civil dispute between two individuals related to a Fruit Street address.

8:57 pm A caller from East Main Street reported that a neighbor observed someone run through his parents' back yard.

8:52 pm Officer Peter Booth checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle in a Hayden Rowe Street parking lot.

7:34 pm A 911 caller from Lincoln Street reported that two cars pulled up in front of his house then drove off. Officer Peter Booth checked the area and advised that the vehicle was gone upon his arrival.

7:07 pm An Ash Street resident reported that a neighbor was doing outside construction in violation of town by-laws. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and spoke with the individual.

5:09 pm Sgt. Scott vanRaalten assisted with traffic while the Highway Department repaired pot holes on West Main Street.

3:44 pm A trash truck operator reported that he could not get by a low hanging wire on Woodland Road. The telephone company was notified.

3:33 pm Two officers responded to South Street to assist with a motor vehicle accident without personal injury.

7:31 am A caller reported a three car motor vehicle accident without personal injury on Main Street. Two officers responded and wrote up a report.

2:08 am A caller from Colonial Avenue reported that his girlfriend left a restaurant at 10:00pm and he was unable to determine whether she made it home safely or not. The resident was contacted and was fine.

Monday, February 3, 2014

10:17 pm Sgt. Scott vanRaalten stopped a motor vehicle on East Main Street and subsequently arrested a 36 year-old female from Ashland and charged her with Speeding and OUI Liquor.

8:12 pm Security on South Street reported unwanted snow boarders on private property. A plow truck driver spoke with the snow boarders who then took off.

6:56 pm The Highway Department needed a car moved so that they could remove snow on John Matthew Road. The owner was contacted and advised to move the vehicle.

6:48 pm A resident of Huckleberry Road reported that she changed the batteries in her CO detector and it was still going off. Officer Peter Booth responded and advised that it was a faulty detector.

5:59 pm A motorist reported that she was stuck in a bad spot on Winter Street. Officer William Burchard responded to assist and put down a few flares.

4:35 pm A caller reported that he was just rear ended on Fruit Street. Officer William Burchard responded and wrote a report.

4:10 pm A caller reported that a motor vehicle hit a guardrail on Wood Street. Two officers responded and advised that there was no personal injury.

3:53 pm The Ashland Police Department requested officers be on the look out for a tractor trailer unit with NJ plates that was just involved in a hit and run motor vehicle accident in their town. Officer William Burchard checked the area to the town line with a negative find.

2:12 pm Officer Patrick O'Brien assisted a disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street.

2:09 pm Officer Gregg DeBoer responded to a two car motor vehicle accident without personal injury on Hayden Rowe Street.

12:57 pm A caller reported that a young female was attempting to change a flat tire on Hidden Brick Road. Officer David Shane responded and spoke with the operator who stated that she hit three mailboxes and already made arrangements to repair them.

11:23 am A motorist reported that he hit a telephone pole on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer David Shane responded and advised that there was no apparent damage to the pole.

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Wovel It!


February 5, 2014 — David Dockstader gains a mechanical advantage by using the Snow Wolf, or Wovel as it is also called, to move the heaviest snow from around his Park Street property this morning. He said the final action of moving the snow is to push down, rather than lift up as with a traditional shovel, avoiding back problems. And although the contraption looks like it was discovered lying around the basement of his antique home, it was purchased new one year ago.

      
   
Llama, llama...

February 5, 2014 — This llama's fur coat has a coat of snow to keep it even warmer as it enjoys some hay on Pond Street this morning, while the falling snow gives the photo the texture of a pencil drawing.

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Gate House

February 5, 2014 — The Lake Whitehall Dam Gate House on Highland Street provides an anchor for the rest of the period design; the faux wrought iron, as well as the wooden guard rails.  The Gate House was used when the previous dam was beneath the roadway, and in the place of  the current dam was water. The dam gave way several years ago and was rebuilt at its current location, away from the roadway.

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Selectmen Open Town Meeting Warrant

February 5, 2014 — Selectmen Tuesday evening opened the Town Meeting Warrant as required by the Hopkinton Town Charter, entertained resignations from 300th Anniversary Committee members, granted a manager change for Woodville Rod and Gun Club, and heard from Bob Levinson regarding the work of the Police Chief Search Committee. More about this later on Wednesday.

          The board also informed the public that Hopkinton's Chief Financial Officer Christopher Ketchen was chosen by the three-member Select Board of Lenox, Mass to be their next Town Manager. According to a story in the The Berkshire Eagle, he and the board will be entering contract negotiations. It was during this phase last summer that negotiations broke down with their previous pick, starting the process over, according to the story.

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Number One, on Two Counts

February 4, 2014 — Nicholas Manning, a Marlborough resident, is the first Assabet Valley Regional Tech student to pass his Mass State Inspector's License test while still attending school. According to Hopkinton Sunoco owner Jerry Lazzaro, the 18 year-old is also the youngest person ever to have passed the test under any circumstances.
     "I sent him to school to get his license," said Mr. Lazzaro. "He works here on Co-op; one week on and one week off."
     The two worked like a duet on this 1999 Toyota above that Nicholas is applying a sticker to. Mr. Larrazo gets in the driver's seat and turns on the lights while Nick is behind the vehicle.
      "Yup," says Nick . Mr. Lazzaro applies the brakes. "Yup." Then the left directional. "Yup." The right. "Yup."
      Then off to the front of the vehicle and the ritual is repeated with the lights, wipers and horn.

       Nick checks the tie rods and ball joints while Mr. Lazzaro works at the driver's area, presumably to hook up the computer. No more tube in the exhaust pipe, or heaven forbid, the short -lived contraption that the Registry once required to bring the vehicle up to 30 mph on a roller system while standing still.

       Hopkinton Sunoco and Lumber Street Auto are two automotive service centers who support HopNews and offer inspection stickers, as well as all of the things that make a vehicle safe, like tires, brakes and exhaust. 

 

Robert Terrence Nealon Jr. (70)

 

Robert Terrence Nealon Jr. (70) of Pocasset, Massachusetts died on Monday, February 3, 2014, a result of a sudden stroke. Known as “Terry”by friends and family and “Bob” by his many business colleagues, he was born in Brownwood, Texas on October 20, 1943 and grew up in Hopkinton MA, the son of the late Robert T. and Mary B. Nealon. He was a graduate of Marian High School (Framingham) and Boston College. He served proudly in the United States Army as a Captain and was awarded The Army Commendation Medal and The National Defense Service Medal. He held several successful leadership positions at GE, Sanders Associates, Digital Equipment Corp, Information Mapping Inc., Genuity, GTECH Corp, and his own independent consulting business. His successful career was a direct result of his compassionate leadership and deep respect for his team members and colleagues. Civic-minded and always eager to get involved in things he believed in, he held many leadership positions in various social activities throughout his life. He treated his recent involvement as the President of the Pocasset Village Association with great pride.

 

He is predeceased by his loving wife of 44 years, Roberta A. Nealon and is survived by his three sons and daughters in-law; Robert and Jennifer of Uxbridge MA, Joseph and Annette of Hopkinton MA, Jon and Jenny Raskin of Brooklyn, NY. His proudest achievements were his ten loving grandchildren; Robert Nealon, Allie Wertz, Mary Nealon, Michael Nealon, Leslie Nealon, Grace Nealon, Charlie Nealon, Lucas Nealon, Tess Nealon Raskin and Bruno Nealon Raskin. He is also survived by his loving companion of four years, Andrea Hallion of Southborough MA.

 

In addition, he is survived by his devoted siblings; J. Timothy and Jeanne Nealon, Ann Click, Pamela and Jim Langenbach, Kathy Nealon, Elizabeth and Ralph Edwards, Thomas and Anne Nealon, John and Lorraine Nealon and Sister-In-Law Irene DeSisto. He was devoted to his loving family which included numerous nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces.

 

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, February 7 at 3:30 p.m.in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton, MA.  Calling hours at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton will be Thursday, February 6 from 3:00 to -7:00 p.m.  An interment will be held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne on Monday, February 10.

 

For those that wish to, donations may be made to the American Stroke Association - www.stroke.org.

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Wednesday Trash Pickup postponed

 

Please be advised that EL Harvey will postpone Wednesday's (February 5) trash collection until Thursday due to the snowstorm that is forecast. This will not affect Thursday or Friday's collection schedule; those days will remain as scheduled.

 

Sincerely,

John K. Westerling

Your 
Director of Public Works

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A Letter From Hopkinton High School Principal

Dear Hopkinton Community Member,

 

Are you interested in helping our high school students learn about the real world of work?

 

In an effort to support our students on the path to become college and career ready we are exploring community service and internship opportunities.  These opportunities would allow our students to actively participate in possible career interests, discover their likes and dislikes, and gain some experience in the workplace.

 

Today, colleges are increasingly interested in students who have completed meaningful community service projects and/or who may have explored career options through informational interviewing, job shadowing and/or internships.

 

The HHS School Council is looking for adults in our community who are willing to be contacted by a high school student to learn about the type of work they do and in some cases provide an opportunity for a student to job shadow for a half or full day. We are also looking for people who would consider hosting a student for a community service project or an internship.

 

Can you help? Please respond to HHS-School-Council@hopkinton.k12.ma.us with your interest and to learn more.  Please include your name, job title, email address and phone number.

 

Thank you for helping our students explore opportunities outside of the classroom.

 

Evan Bishop,

Hopkinton High School Principal

February 4, 2014

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2014 TVL CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS


PICTURE(Captains Samantha Scheman, Ashley Windheuser, Spencer Franklin, Amanda Karpacz, and Catherine Cote hold the TVL Conference Championship trophy with members of their team)

For the fourth year in a row, the Hopkinton Swimming and Diving Team won the TVL Conference Meet held at Wheaton College on Sunday morning.  The combined scores of the girls and boys was over 400 points ahead of second place Medfield.  Winners on the day included Spencer Franklin(50 freestyle), Renee Salois(diving), Bridget Coffey(breaststroke), Reece Donahue(diving), Victoria Feng(200 i.m., Backstroke), Greg Reimonn (backstroke), and Andrew Madigan(breaststroke).  Hopkinton also won four of the six relay events.  As a testament to the depth of this year's team, 90% of the competitors from the Hiller's squad scored at least one point in the meet.

 

Members of the girls and boys team will now focus on the Sectional meet held this weekend, and the State championships the following weekend.

Photo by Evan Lowell

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Impaired Wrong Way Driver Arrested on Route 93

Plow truck ends wrong-way driving

 

Massachusetts State Police charged a Rhode Island woman with operating under the influence, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and other offenses after she drove the wrong way up Route 93 from Quincy to Boston early this morning, causing one crash before finally crashing into a snow plow and coming to a stop.

 

The investigation indicates that BRENDA JARILLO, 33, of Rumford, R.I., was operating a 2012 Mini northbound on the southbound side of Route 93 shortly after 3:30 a.m., causing a 2000 Honda CRV operated by an East Boston man to spin out of control and collide with the median barrier. That driver, Francisco Lopez, 42, was transported to Quincy Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

 

Investigation further indicates that JARILLO continued to drive north on the southbound side until it struck a Massachusetts Department of Transportation snow plow, a 2007 Ford F350 truck operated by a 52-year-old DOT employee, and came to a stop. Troopers took JARILLO, whom they determined was under the influence of liquor, into custody. She was charged with the following offenses:

1.     OUI Liquor;

2.     Negligent Operation;

3.     Resisting Arrest;

4.     Assault and Battery on a Police Officer;

5.     State Highway Wrong Way Violation;

6.     Assault with a Dangerous Weapon;

7.     Marked Lanes Violation; and

8.     Failure to Stop for Police.

 

JARILLO is additionally charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury crash in connection to the first crash she caused in Quincy. She was transported from the South Boston Barracks to Dorchester Court for arraignment today.

 

The DOT plow driver was not injured. According to DOT officials, he was trying to help stop the wrong way vehicle by sounding his horn and flashing all his lights at the time of the crash. His name is not being released by State Police.

      
   
Hopkinton Police Chief Search Committee to Recommend That all Four Remaining Candidates Meet Selectmen

Four Still in Running for Hopkinton Top Cop Job - Two From Department


Two are from the Department, from left, Interim Chief Charles Wallace and Sgt. Joseph Bennett; two are from outside the department, Captain Edward Lee of  Woonsocket, Rhode Island Police Department and Lt. Thomas Lynch of the Franklin, Mass Police Department.

According to Bob Levenson, Chairman of the Police Chief Search Committee, the decision to recommend all four candidates was unanimous.

 

 “We were told by an experienced consultant that if we had a difficult time deciding, then we did our job. Well, we had a hard time deciding; however, we all agree that any one of the four candidates would be an excellent choice for chief."

Chairman Levenson will brief the Board of Selectmen at the next Selectmen meeting on February 4th.

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Casino-Free Milford Donates to Milford Regional


Casino Free Milford donated $4478 to Milford Regional Medical Center for a new behavioral health program, Interface, that connects Milford youth to a behavioral health provider.  

 

 In photo left to right: Martin Richman, executive director, Milford Regional Health Care Foundation; Steve Trettel and John Seaver, co-chairs of Casino Free Milford, and Ellen Freedman, manager, Milford Regional Community Benefits. ~ Contributed

 

Sandra E. Darney, 72
Hopkinton- Sandra E. Darney, 72, of Hopkinton, passed away at her home on Friday, January 31, 2014. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late Veronica (Yegian) and Stephen Demerjian. She was the wife of the late Frederick B. Darney who died on July 11, 2012.

Sandra grew up in Milford where she was a graduate of Milford High School. She attended Anna Maria College and graduated with a degree in Education. Her teaching career began in Milford before she spent more than twenty years as a 6th grade teacher in Hopkinton. Receiving the William Spratt Award for Outstanding Massachusetts Social Studies Teacher of the Year was a true testament to her excellence as an educator. Following Sandra's retirement, she delighted in spending time with her grandchildren, who were her light and joy. She enjoyed spending summers at her home on Cape Cod.

She is survived by her children, Stephen C. Darney and his wife Kathy of Thomaston, Maine and their children Kalen and Stephen Conor and Sarah Fox and her husband Philip of Franklin and their children William and Anya. She also leaves a brother, Richard Demerjian of Marston Mills.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 6th from 4-7p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton. Interment services at Bourne National Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Friends of the Hopkinton Seniors, 28 Mayhew St. Hopkinton, MA 01748.

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Overcooked


February 3, 2014 — Overcooked popcorn in a microwave oven set off a smoke alarm at the high school this afternoon, triggering an evacuation of students into the falling snow. The Hopkinton Fire Department responded, made sure things were safe to proceed, and cleared shortly afterward.

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton Massachusetts

Compiled for HopNews.com by Eric Montville © 2014 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from January 27, 2014 - February 3, 2014
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
Address Buyer Price Date Seller
Penny Meadow Lane, lot 20 Sandra Murphy $5,000 February 3, 2014 Mizzen Realty Corp
Pond Street David R. Kraus, Heather M. Wightman $235,000 February 3, 2014 Joseph Alan Strazzulla, Diane M. Strazzulla
9 Frostpane Lane, unit 56 Subha Balu, Raja Amudhan Tamizharasi
Kuppusamy
$462,950 January 31, 2014 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
10 Chamberlain Street Timi Schonhorn, Jeremy Schonhorn $685,000 January 31, 2014 Peter Theran, Tracy Theran
4 Frostpane Lane, unit 80 Sergei Zakharov, Tanya Zakharova $399,840 January 30, 2014 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
6 Lincoln Street Utpal Dixit, Neha Dixit $357,000 January 30, 2014 Colin Leduc
6 Walcott Valley Drive, unit 3 Mark V. Kosa $160,000 January 30, 2014 Patricia S. Wade Family Revocable Trust
195 West Main Street Catherine A. Sweeney, 193 West Main Street
Realty Trust
$265,000 January 28, 2014 Robert F. Evers Sr., Linda Parker, 195 West Main
Street Realty Trust
2 Frostpane Lane, unit 81 Onomitra Ghosh, Ranjana Das $427,835 January 27, 2014 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
Last Week        
43 Pleasant Street Tyler S. Sakats, Mallory A. Mason $330,400 January 24, 2014 Timothy Fitzgibbons, Christine Fitzgibbons,
Christine M. O'Brien
Week Before
194-196 South Street 194-196 South Street LLC $350,000 January 23, 2014 Angelo D. Paolini
58 West Elm Street Jarrod O. Clement, Jody Y. Clement $720,000 January 23, 2014 Scott H. Jarr, Kelly A. Jarr
      
   

Police Arrest/Incident Log - Updated February 3, 2014

Arrest Log

Saturday, February 1, 2014

12:21 am Officer Stephen Buckley arrested Brian J. Sulfaro, 32, of Fruit Street, Hopkinton, on Fruit Street for a Warrant.

Incident Log

Sunday, February 2, 2014

10:07 pm Officer Matthew McNeil advised that he removed a 55 gallon drum from the roadway on South Street.

6:30 pm A motorist reported an erratic operator on East Main Street. The Ashland Police Department was notified.

4:22 pm Officer Gregg DeBoer assisted a disabled motor vehicle on Cedar Street.

2:44 pm A 911 caller reported a fire alarm activation at a residence on Pleasant Street. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded to assist the Fire Department.

1:12 pm Officer Stephen Buckley assisted with the installation of a car seat on Main Street.

12:57 pm A caller reported that there was a suspicious male on a South Street property. Officer Stephen Buckley checked the area with a negative find on anyone suspicious.

12:46 pm There were two 911 calls regarding an elderly woman who looked lost and confused walking on Wood Street. Officer Thomas Griffin responded and transported her back to her residence.

11:53 am Officer Patrick O'Brien checked on a disabled motor vehicle on East Main Street.

10:11 am A resident of Winter Street reported finding a lost dog in his yard. The owner was contacted and responded to pick up the animal.

9:31 am A Hayden Rowe Street resident reported ongoing construction in violation of town by-laws. Officer Thomas Griffin responded and shut the crew down for the day.

9:16 am A School Street resident reported finding a dog on his deck. The owner was located and advised to pick up the dog.

1:59 am A caller from Claflin Street reported that she and some dance students were staying at a studio overnight and they believed that there was someone inside the building knocking on the door. Two officers responded and advised that it was just a student who got locked in the bathroom.

12:24 am Sgt. Scott vanRaalten checked a vehicle that was parked on Rafferty Road with no one around it.

12:20 am Officer John Moran spoke with an individual on Lumber Street who was removing personal property from a work vehicle.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

5:44 pm A walk-in from Smith Road reported that a neighbor had a small campfire behind their house. Officer Peter Booth responded with the Fire Department and advised that the flame was coming from a small tiki torch.

4:28 pm Officer Matthew McNeil assisted a disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street.

3:37 pm Two callers reported that there was a dead coyote on the side of West Main Street. The Highway Department was notified to pick up the animal.

2:49 pm A caller reported that there was a dead dog on the side of West Main Street. Officer Stephen Buckley checked the area with a negative find.

1:23 pm A walk-in from Davis Road reported that they just locked their keys in their vehicle. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded to assist.

1:16 pm Officer Patrick O'Brien assisted a disabled motor vehicle on Route 495.

12:57 pm A walk-in reported that a man on Chestnut Street looked like he was arguing with a woman. Two officers spoke with both individuals involved and advised that it was only a verbal argument.

11:50 am Two officers responded to Fruit Street to serve an individual court paper work and subsequently arrested a 32 year old male from Hopkinton for a Warrant.

11:13 am A caller reported suspicious activity on Falcon Ridge Drive.

Friday, January 31, 2014

11:03 pm A caller reported what she believed to be an underage drinking party on Baker Lane. Three officers responded and stated that the area had been cleared out upon their arrival.

10:50 pm Officer Peter Booth checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on West Main Street.

10:23 pm A 911 caller reported that a vehicle was off of the roadway on Westcott Drive. Three officers responded and issued the operator a written warning for speeding.

9:30 pm Officer William Burchard checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on Wood Street.

8:28 pm Officer Peter Booth spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on West Main Street.

3:47 pm A resident of Price Street reported that a solicitor, who was selling beef in a white truck, was at his house earlier. Officer Matthew McNeil checked the area for the vehicle with a negative find.

2:36 pm A caller reported that a strange vehicle was parked in a driveway on Pheasant Hill and believed that the residents were away. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and advised that it was a painter doing work.

1:09 pm Officer Stephen Buckley checked the area of Hayden Rowe Street for a disabled motor vehicle with a negative find.

11:47 am There were multiple 911 calls for a two car motor vehicle accident without personal injury on South Street. Two officers responded and wrote a report.

11:22 am A caller reported that a dog on Cross Street had been barking non stop for hours. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and spoke with the owner.

1:46 am Officer Jacob Campbell issued a written warning to an operator on Hayden Rowe Street.

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Fresh Air Fund Needs Host Families

Make this Valentine’s Day extra special for your family and give them the gift of friendship with a Fresh Air child! Each summer, over 4,000 inner-city children visit suburban, rural and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada through The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program. This summer, join volunteer host families in the Hopkinton, MA area who open their hearts and homes to New York City children.

 

“We love sharing the wonders of lightening bugs, playing in the backyard, and swimming with our Fresh Air friend!” says Liz, a Fresh Air host.

 

Fresh Air children are boys and girls, from six to 18 years old, who live in New York City. Children on first-time visits are six to 12 years old and stay for one or two weeks. Children who are reinvited by host families may continue with The Fresh Air Fund through age 18 and can enjoy extended trips. Families find hosting so rewarding that more than 65 percent of all Fresh Air children are invited to visit the same host families year after year. Through the eyes of Fresh Air children, families often rediscover the beauty of their own communities.

 

The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. For more information on hosting a Fresh Air child this summer, please contact Theresa Kane at  or visit The Fresh Air Fund online at www.freshair.org.


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Beanpot Tonight


February 3, 2014 — Boston College sophomore and Hopkinton resident Teddy Doherty expects to defend last year's Beanpot title tonight against rival Boston University.  BC is having another strong hockey season and currently sits as the #2 ranked team in the country per national polling.  Teddy has 2 goals and 7 assists and a +8 rating so far this season.  ~ Contributed.

 

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Pre-Super Bowl Salsa Cook-Off


February 2, 2014 — Water Fresh Farm marketplace held their first Annual Salsa Cook-off today, as voters picked up ballots and voted their favorite, among the competing  six teams, according to appearance, spice and taste. The best overall salsa was a recipe by Sabine St. Pierre of the Hopkinton Moms Club, above, accepting First Place prize from Jeff Barton of Water Fresh Farm Marketplace. It was all or nothing, as the other teams won no Top  Tomato prize. Below, thirteen year-old Andrew Dykema and mom, State Rep Carolyn Dykema, mix up their best; and below that, WCVB-TV Channel 5 reporter Jack Harper is assisted by his eight year-old daughter Laine.



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"X" Marks the Spot

February 2, 2014 — A paper birch photographed today on Woodville.

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