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Legacy Farms Seeks to Swap Planned Commercial 200,000 sq. ft. for 280 Active Adult Homes
Will retain plan for 250,000 sq. ft.


February 24, 2014 — In order to move away from a lackadaisical commercial market and embrace a growing interest in active senior  55+ communities, Legacy Farms developer Roy S. MacDowell, Jr. would like to alter part of his Open Space Mixed Use Development called Legacy Park, that is zoned for 200,000 sq. ft. of commercial development, and instead, on the same parcel, rezone for 280 homes for "active adults." Mouse-over the image on left to see the difference.

          The 200,000 square feet of commercial construction was planned for the northern end of the Legacy Farms parcel where Wilson Street and Rafferty Road meet. Instead, Mr. MacDowell would like to see that land used for a 280-home "active adult" community that would be made up of simplexes, duplexes and perhaps triplexes, with the land in all cases being owned in common by homeowner associations.

           When asked how this would succeed in Hopkinton in light of other 55+ endeavors in Hopkinton failing, Mr. MacDowell said that the size of the community would establish a "critical mass" to enable the building of a clubhouse, which would become a community within a community. He said he would like to see a tennis court and a pool as well as other amenities. It would be geared more toward the 62 year-old average age, whereas the Hawthorne community planned for East Main Street on Legacy Farms land would be occupied by an older set that might be seeing their driving years in the rear-view mirror.

         Mr. MacDowell said today that the switch would mean more net revenue for the Town of Hopkinton, $1.6 million, because the real estate would have more tax value. Another benefit would be fewer vehicular trips than expected with the larger commercial component.

           According to Mr. MacDowell, the zoning change will need the approval of Town Meeting and perhaps negotiations surrounding the Host Community Agreement that Legacy and the Town of Hopkinton agreed to.

           Mr. MacDowell said that if the zoning change is approved at this year's Town Meeting, he would like to begin work on the Legacy farms North Road this year, and open it to through traffic next year.

            If approved, the added homes will bring the total number of proposed homes from 940 to 1,220.

          Mr. MacDowell still plans a 250,000 sq. ft. commercial center on Route 135 called Village Center in the vicinity of Weston Nurseries.  

            Legacy meets with the Planning Board this evening. 



Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton Massachusetts

Compiled for HopNews.com by Eric Montville © 2014 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from February 18, 2014 - February 24, 2014
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
Address Buyer Price Date Seller
26 Lakeshore Drive Douglas DeWolfe, Karen DeWolfe $350,000 February 24, 2014 Richard Gentili, Louis Gentili
6 McGill Court unit 47 Joseph Buscone, Faith Buscone $450,000 February 21, 2014 William A. Depietri, Lumber Street I Realty Trust
241 Lumber Street Robin A. Ravech $463,000 February 21, 2014 Paul Macphail, Maria Marcucci
78 West Main Street Virginio C. Sardinha, V. Sardinha Realty Trust $750,000 February 19, 2014 2 High Street Realty LLC
Last Week
58 Ash Street Dana Grusse, Ashlea Giard $533,800 February 14, 2014 Patrick J. Fernan, Shannon M. Tomai
37 Chamberlain Street Anthony P. Gattonini, Jaclyn C. Gattonini $352,000 February 14, 2014 William E. Stolba
14 Turnbridge Lane unit 21B Safdar H. Haider $228,000 February 13, 2014 Allen R. Prescott, Barbara A. Prescott
8 Frostpane Lane Stuart H. Floyd, Ava Floyd $412,435 February 13, 2014 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
7 Paul Revere Path unit 5C Gilbert Zawaira, Sandra N. Dube $344,000 February 12, 2014 Stagecoach Heights Realty
Week Before
71 South Street Louback Brothers LLC $1,280,000 February 7, 2014 71 South Street Associates LLC
6 Lowell Drive unit 31 David C. Trussler $437,000 February 7, 2014 Jane C. Anderson
Duffield Road Scott Karl Reed, Kerry Reed $17,700 February 6, 2014 Town of Hopkinton
187 Lumber Street Michael Oshea, Gretchen Reinhard $297,000 February 6, 2014 Douglas S. Tashjian, DST Realty Trust
10 Autumn Ridge Drive unit 31 Stephen J. Mickevich, Jr. $455,000 February 6, 2014 Pulte Homes of New England LLC

Police Arrest/Incident Log - Updated February 24, 2014

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Friday, February 21, 2014

1:49 am Officer John Moran arrested Nathan Joseph Davis, 26, of Marten Street, Chicopee, on Main Street and charged him with OUI Liquor, 2nd Offense.


Incident Log

Saturday, February 22, 2014

10:46 pm The Fire Department responded to a report of an outdoor fire on Rice Street.

9:44 pm Officer William Burchard checked on an unoccupied motor vehicle behind Center School. The owner was training for a marathon and would remove it in the morning.

7:37 pm Officer William Burchard checked and spoke with some workers at a construction site on Lumber Street.

5:14 pm The Upton Police Department advised that they took a report of a minor motor vehicle accident that occurred on Spring Street.

3:09 pm A 911 caller reported that a utility pole on Chestnut Street was on fire. Officer William Burchard responded to assist the Fire Department.

1:21 pm A 911 caller from Pleasant Street reported that a syringe was on the sidewalk. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and disposed of it.

12:02 pm Officer Patrick O'Brien responded to Main Street and took a report of a minor motor vehicle accident.

8:57 am Officer Gregg DeBoer assisted the Fire Department with a medical call on Chestnut Street.

8:13 am A caller reported icy road conditions on South Barn Road. Officer David Shane responded and advised that the sun was melting the icy spots.

7:48 am A motorist reported two large pot holes creating a road hazard on Proctor Street.

7:47 am Officer Patrick O'Brien assisted the Fire Department with a medical call from Winter Street.

1:42 am Officer John Moran assisted the Ashland Police Department with a motor vehicle stop on East Main Street.

12:06 am A resident reported that a vehicle was parked on Huckleberry Road for a few hours. Officer Philip Powers responded and advised that it was likely related to an electrical company working on the power outage.

12:01 am There were multiple calls reporting what sounded like gun shots coming from the area of Ash Street. Officer Robert Bielecki checked the area but did not hear anything suspicious.


Friday, February 21, 2014

11:52 pm Officer Linda Higgins responded to a motor vehicle accident without personal injury on Saddle Hill Road.

10:44 pm Officer William Burchard checked on a disabled motor vehicle on Main Street.

10:21 pm There were several calls reporting a massive pot hole on Wood Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil placed cones down and contacted the Highway Department.

9:37 pm A motorist reported a large pot hole on Proctor Street before the stop sign. Officer Aaron O'Neil placed a cone inside of it and advised the Highway Department to repair it.

9:12 am A Pennsylvania State Trooper called in regards to a gun that was found in an attic and came back to a resident of Hopkinton. After an investigation it was determined that the owner moved out of town and the new address was given to the officer.

8:45 am A caller reported that a vehicle with broken beer bottles around it was parked in an odd spot on Donna Pass. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and advised that it was not an issue at this time.

3:15 am A 911 caller reported a residential fire alarm activation on West Main Street. Two officers responded to assist the Fire Department.

1:16 am Officer John Moran stopped a motor vehicle on Main Street and subsequently arrested a 26 year-old male from Chicopee and charged him with OUI Liquor, 2nd Offense.




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February 24, 2014 — Despite all of the great athletic accomplishments coming out of Sochi, Russia during these Winter Olympics, the gymnastic comedy routine above was the most shared on my facebook feed. 


Harbinger of Spring?

February 23, 2014 — Some people like to call the first robin they see a harbinger of Spring. But people with bird feeders know that some robins hang around all Winter.  These boats, kayaks and canoes at Hopkinton State Park on Saturday, are a good indication as the snow has melted off of them in last week's warming trend.  Their colors have been enhanced by an increase in color saturation to give them a snappy look as the Sun grew low in the sky.


State Police Arrest Suspect in Recent New Hampshire Bank Robbery


February 23, 2014 — At approximately 2:00 a.m. this morning, troopers assigned to the Leominster State Police Barracks, C-Troop Headquarters in Holden, the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section, and the State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney's Office developed information in conjunction with the Leominster and Fitchburg Police Departments as to the location of a man who robbed a bank in New Ipswich, NH on Friday, February 21, 2014. 


Further information indicated ERIC LORD, 43, of Greenville, NH, was planning an additional robbery the night of February 22 in the Leominster/Fitchburg area.  That information led to the location of LORD at a commercial property in Leominster prior to his having the opportunity to carry out the additional robbery.  He was taken into custody without incident with the additional assistance of the State Police K9 Section.  LORD is currently being held without bail and will be arraigned Monday in Leominster District Court as a Fugitive from Justice.  At this time, he faces no additional charges in Massachusetts; however, the facts and circumstances concerning his potential plans in the Leominster/Fitchburg area remain under investigation.  ~ MSP Press Release


State Police Seek Potential Witness to Fatal Crash in Harwich


February 23, 2014 — This morning, at approximately 12:40 a.m., troopers from the South Yarmouth Barracks and D Troop Headquarters in Middleboro responded to a single vehicle crash on Rt. 6 Eastbound, between Exits 9 and 10 in Harwich.  Upon arrival, troopers encountered a 2002, black, BMW X5 sport utility vehicle, which had rolled over and struck a tree along the right side of the roadway.


The sole occupant of the vehicle, 18 year-old Michael Lawrence of Osterville, was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash.  Preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicle operated by Mr. Lawrence and a second vehicle were racing prior to the crash.  As a result, the operator of the second vehicle, ADRIAN STERLING, 18, of Hyannis, was issued a criminal complaint.  He has been charged with (1) Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, (2) Speeding, and (3) Racing a Motor Vehicle.  He was operating a 2000, white, Toyota Camry Solara coupe (2 door) at the time of the crash.


In addition, there is believed to have been a third vehicle in the area that is not believed to have been related to the crash, but may have witnessed the circumstances leading up to it.  Anyone who was travelling this section of the road during this time frame and may have seen either of these vehicles, or the crash itself, are asked to call the South Yarmouth Barracks at (508) 398-2323.

Genius at Work

February 22, 2014  — It appears that the Honda on Main Street is pulling up, through the parking space, but that is not true. The vehicle, which is more than halfway into the street, is unoccupied, and the driver is shopping at a store behind the photographer. He did come out to his vehicle, and when asked if it was his, he replied affirmatively, but insisted on knowing the identity of the photographer. It might be good to note that the front of the vehicle is also halfway past the front of the space, and into the non-space area, which was intended to provide an unoccupied roadway as an arc for buses and tractor trailers to turn into Walcott Street.

           "I was only going to be a minute," said the driver.

          The driver below caught the photographer's eye with her speed. And what modern woman doesn't need an extra large box of Puffs to help obstruct her view in apparently the only place in the vehicle an extra large box of those soft and lanolin-free facial tissues would fit. 


One Fur Ball Coming Up

February 22, 2014 — Above, a volunteer for Bay Path Humane Society, LeslieMann, sets up at Colella's to promote their upcoming Fur Ball event and an accompanying  raffle with two main prizes.


Routine Stop

February 22, 2014 — Officer Peter Booth conducted a motor vehicle stop at the head of Wood Street last night. As he communicated with dispatch, in the background was the agitated voice of a woman. Upon hearing that, Officer William Burchard drove to the scene of the stop. Upon hearing that, Sgt. Michael Sutton also drove to the scene. Officer Booth issued a criminal application.
         "They're going to tow my car," she said frantically to someone on her cell phone.


Candidate Takes Out Papers for School Committee

Republican Frank Sivo has taken out papers for his candidacy for one of two seats on the Hopkinton School Committee for a three-year term. In 2012, Mr. Sivo placed third in a field of four for one of two seats on the Committee.

More later.


Level 3 Sex Offender Arrested in Brimfield for Sex Offenses



Yesterday, Troopers from the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Hampden County District Attorney’s Office,  arrested  DANIEL BURNETT, 51, of  Brimfield.   BURNETT was arrested at the conclusion of an investigation of alleged sexual assault of a minor.   BURNET is a Level 3 Sex Offender.  The investigation revealed numerous instances of sexual assault of a minor by BURNETT between September 2013 and January 2014.


These sexual assaults are alleged to have occurred at BURNETT’S residence.


DANIEL BURNETT transported to the State Police Barracks in Sturbridge where he was booked and held pending his arraignment in Palmer District Court.   Brimfield Police Officer Peter Levesque assisted Troopers in the investigation.


DANIEL BURNETT was charged with the following offenses:




BURNETT was deemed a Level 3 Sex Offender in 1993.  On August 20, 1993, BURNETT was convicted of one count of Rape of a Child and two counts of Indecent Assault and Battery on a Child and given an 8-10 year sentence.  BURNETT was also convicted on September 21, 1993, of two counts of Rape of a Child and five counts of Indecent Assault and Battery on a Child.


The Hampden District Attorney’s Office is asking anyone with additional information that pertains to this investigation or DANIEL BURNETT to contact the State Police Detectives in Hampden County at 413- 505-5993.



Monday, February 24, 2014

11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Hopkinton Senior Center

Members of the Hopkinton School Committee will be available for an office hour on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. to provide residents with an opportunity to attend and ask questions or give feedback regarding current school-related issues.


Police Incident Log - Updated February 21, 2014

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Incident Log

Thursday, February 20, 2014

11:10 pm An EMC employee tracked her stolen work phone to a Rhode Island location. She will inform EMC security the next day.

6:05 pm An individual walked into the station to report harassing phone calls.

10:29 am A caller reported two men arguing in the roadway on South Street in what appeared to be a road rage incident. They were GOA.

9:28 am Officer Stephen Buckley assisted with traffic while heavy equipment was unloaded from a truck.
9:13 am A DPW employee reported a disabled motor vehicle causing a traffic hazard on West Main Street.

8:52 am Officer Buckley assisted with traffic while Art's Towing winched out a vehicle stuck in a snow bank.

8:04 am Caller complained of a plow truck putting its chains on in the curved roadway of Cedar Street.

6:54 am Assisted Fire Department respond to Breakneck Hill, where a CO1 alarm has been activated inside a residence.

1:54 am Officer Jacob Campbell spoke with an individual who was out and about, who said the store was his destination.

1:13 am Officer Linda Higgins checked on a vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street.



New Date for Police Chief Candidate Meet and Greet
5:30 pm
February 27, 2014
Hopkinton Town Hall Room 215
Two More Candidates Take Out Nomination  Papers
Check out the Hopkinton Election 2014 link at the top of Page one to see who.

Note: Candidates can get on the ballot by having voters sign their nomination papers, or by being voted as a candidate by their party's caucus.


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Saturdays at Fay take place at Fay's Primary School, located at 25 middle Road in Southborough. 

Saturday, March 1, 2014, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Mr. Magic's Magic Show


Mr. Magic has been performing magic shows for 35 years and has developed a dynamic repertoire that amazes young and old alike.  His show is highly visual, and children can participate throughout the performance.  Children will also get to meet Mr. Magic's animal assistants, Fluffy, Hocus, and Pocus.


Space is limited at this event.  Click here to register!


Saturdays at Fay take place at Fay's Primary School, located at 25 Middle Road in Southborough.  Questions? Contact Nicole Casey at 508-490-8204 or ncasey@fayschool.org


Police Incident Log - Updated February 20, 2014

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Incident Log

Tuesday, February 19, 2014

11:25 pm An Ash Street 911 caller reported an accident with no injuries.

8:41 pm An Ashland resident drove into a snow bank on Hayden Rowe Street and got a ride home. The vehicle was towed.

7:14 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil spoke with a Chestnut Street resident about an incident of fraud.

5:42 pm Officer Matthew McNeil checked a motor vehicle on Wood Street and spoke with the operator.

3:30 pm A 911 caller reported a motor vehicle accident on West Main Street that did not involve injuries.

2:55 pm Mass State Police requested the ambulance respond to a Route 495 accident where personal injures may have occurred.

2:17 pm School Resource Officer Philip Powers stood by a tractor trailer unit stuck in the snow and stucking out onto Hayden Rowe Street.

11:34 am Assisted Fire Department responding to a medical condition at a South Street location.

8:14 am Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with a delivery truck driver on Main Street.

7:26 am A motorist complained of icy conditions on West Main Street. DPW was advised.

1:32 am Officer Robert Bielecki checked on a motor vehicle parked on West Main Street.



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Q. Rob, if a tree or big branch falls on my car during a snow or wind storm this winter, does my homeowner’s policy pay for the damage?


A. No. At home or away from home, you are only covered for this type of loss if you have comprehensive coverage on your auto policy. However, if a tree or branch hits your house or another insured structure such as a detached garage or shed, you can file a claim for damages and removal of the tree under your homeowner’s policy. For more details about coverage situations, give us a call. Phipps Insurance Agency, 80 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748  508-435-6388.

We invite you to submit questions for this regular column. Email: rphipps@phippsinsurance.com


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Healthy Teen Relationships Are a Matter of Safety


By Peter J. Koutoujian, Middlesex Sheriff


February 19, 2014 — For most of us, our teenage years were spent focusing on school, participating in sports or other extracurricular activities, spending time with friends and experiencing our first foray into the world of dating, a process itself that is changing into forms perhaps strange to modern parents.  These relationships were one of the first rites of passage on our path to maturity – an important sign of independence, but fraught with inexperience and vulnerability. Today they are the same, but also involve new complications.


Teenagers today are no different from those of us who experienced both the elation and heart break of dating for the first time, one of the most devastating of human experiences for which we need to provide better training and support.  Moreover, for young adults today there is a growing trend emerging that warrants the sad distinction of making February Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. 


Here in Middlesex County, we don’t have to look far for examples to show the seriousness of this problem which exists across our state and country.  Allison Myrick of Groton, and Lauren Astley of Wayland, were two energetic, young women whose lives were cut short by former boyfriends in harrowing examples of teen dating violence.  Three to four women a day similarly die in such relationships in our country.


New research released by the American Psychological Association in 2013 paints a stark picture with nearly 1-in-3 young people aged 14-20 reporting they had been involved in an abusive relationship. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), victims of teen dating violence are more likely to do poorly in school and engage in binge drinking, suicide attempts, and violent behavior.  The CDC study also cites that physically abused teens are three times more likely than their non-abused peers to experience violence during their subsequent years.  Ultimately, this creates a troubling cycle of abuse that can negatively impact a victim without intervention and can be carried on through generations.


These statistics are stunning and should act as a call to action for us as a community to focus more attention on this issue not only as a public safety matter, but as a public health one as well.  The best way to do that is to educate our teens on acceptable and effective relationship behaviors by serving as role models in our own lives, and by being determined to keep dialogue about effective relationships open with our children.


It is just as important that we educate ourselves and our teens on the red flags that can indicate they or their friends are in unhealthy relationships.  That is why an open line of communication about the responsibilities and some of the difficulties that come with dating at a young age is so important. Some of those indicators include:


For potential victims:

- Unexplained bruises or marks

- Falling self-esteem

- Increased isolation from friends and family

- Change in appearance that has been dictated by a significant other

- Technology being used as a way to monitor another’s activities

- Signs of intense efforts to help fix the partner, to accept blame and to take too much responsibility for relationship problems.


For potential perpetrators:

-    Low self esteem often covered with apparent charm or bravado

-    Constant thinking about and intense preoccupation with a partner

-    Outbursts of demanding behavior

-    Jealousy and concern about betrayal

-    Blame and criticism of others

-    Tendencies to criticize and control a partner’s behavior


Dating can be an emotional rollercoaster no matter our age as we are all seeking dependable love, acceptance and companionship in our lives.  We need to build the capacities in our youth to face the many normal rejections in life with resilience.  I urge you to start a conversation with your teen – and have them check in with their friends -- about how to avoid what may cause them harm now and in the future. 


If you or they see any indicators of dating violence, please consult a professional at REACH Beyond Domestic Violence (www.reachma.org,) RESPOND, Inc. (www.respondinc.org) or one of the state’s other groups dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence.


- Contributed by Peter J. Koutoujian, Middlesex Sheriff


Blame It On the Snow

February 19, 2014 — This tractor trailer unit could not make the turn into this driveway on Hayden Rowe Street this afternoon, getting its drive wheels stuck in a snowbank.

A Call For Actors


The Milford Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce open auditions for actors aged 8 to 22 for its upcoming production of Bye, Bye Birdie, the popular musical that brought rock 'n roll to Broadway!  Set in the 1950′s, American teenagers are crazy for rock star Conrad Birdie. When he is drafted, a publicity stunt is staged in which Conrad is to kiss a lucky fan live on national TV before he leaves for the Army.  Kim from Ohio is the lucky girl, much to the chagrin of her boyfriend Hugo.  Things turn out alright as this musical becomes the tops in imagination and good old-fashioned fun.

Auditions will be held at the MPAC studio at 150 Main Street (MA Route 16E), Milford as follows:  


  • Sunday, March 16 from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM for ages 8-10 years;

  • Sunday, March 16 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM for ages 11- 13 years; and

  • Monday, March 17 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM for ages 14-22 years.


Auditioners should prepare a song and bring in sheet music if possible. They will learn a very short dance along with their audition group and will also be asked to perform an improv exercise.  Bye, Bye Birdie will be performed June 20, 21, and 22, 2014 at Milford High School.

For more information email MPAC at milfordpac@verizon.net or call 508 473 1684.


TCAN Players get “Lost in Yonkers” with Neil Simon’s Tony-winning play
Cast includes two from Hopkinton


 (L to R Matthew Gates (Arty), Ray Carmody (Jay), Angela Courtney Rossi (Bella), Paul Collins (Louie), Barbara Schapiro (Grandma Kurnitz) Photo credit: Scott Bump.


A boy on the cusp of adolescence guides his younger brother through the complexities of family dynamics and dysfunction in the TCAN Players production of Neil Simon’s “Lost in Yonkers,” which opens at The Center for Arts in Natick on February 28 for a six-show run.

The cast includes Hopkinton residents Ray Carmody and Christine Vozzella.


Lost in Yonkers is Christine Vozella’s first TCAN Players production. The Billerica native has acted with community theater companies in Colorado and Massachusetts, with roles in a number of musicals. She was drawn to drama over the course of years of modern dance and ballet, including low-flying trapeze company in Boulder, CO. When not on stage, Christine is a regulatory and quality consultant in the medical device business.


This is also Ray Carmody’s first appearance with the TCAN Players, but his stage career began with a school production of Charlie Brown’s Christmas. More recently, he has been in productions Of House of Blue Leaves (Ghost Light Players) and The Taming of the Shrew and The Children’s Hour (Steps Off Broadway). Ray is a graduate of Franklin Pierce University, and is now studying Italian.

Simon’s semi-autobiographical coming-of-age tale is set in Yonkers, the story of Jay Kurnitz, and his younger brother Arty, who are left in the care of his formidable German grandmother and a family that includes a gangster uncle and sweet but unsteady aunts. 
Lost in Yonkers made its Broadway debut in 1991, taking home four Tony awards that year, and was the first Simon play to win a Pulitzer Prize.


This production is directed by Joe Stallone, and includes veteran Players cast members Paul Collins and Angela Courtney Rossi.



“Lost in Yonkers” opens February 28 and runs for 6 shows through March 9. Performances are at 8pm on Feb 28 and March 1, 7, and 8; and at 2pm on March 2 and 9. Tickets are $18/$16 for TCAN members ($9 for students and seniors), and are available at the box office or by phone Tue-Fri noon-6pm and Sat 10am-2pm; or at www.natickarts.org. The Center for Arts in Natick is located at 14 Summer Street, Natick, in a restored 1875 firehouse. The theatre is wheelchair accessible.


WHAT: The TCAN Players present “Lost in Yonkers” (drama) by Neil Simon

WHEN: Feb 28-Mar 2, Mar 7-9, 2014

WHERE: The Center for Arts in Natick, 14 Summer Street, Natick

MORE: Tickets $18/$16 TCAN members($9 students/seniors). Available at the box office (508.647.0097) or at www.natickarts.org.


Police Incident Log - Updated February 19, 2014

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Incident Log

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

9:49 pm DPW complained of vehicle on Prestwick Drive impeding plowing. Officer Peter Booth contacted owner, who moved vehicle.

9:37 pm Officer Booth checked a vehicle with an expired registration. Owner promised to keep it on private property.

6:09 pm Officer Booth came upon vehicle stuck in a snow bank with several people helping out.

5:27 pm A Wilson Street caller reported a motor vehicle accident that was gone upon arrival.

3:41 pm A caller reported a FedEx truck in a snow bank on Wilson Street that eventually freed itself without assistance.

3:25 pm DPW reports vehicle in snow bank on Lumber Street. Individual has help on way.

2:18 pm Officer Stephen Buckley advised of poor conditions on 495S ramp on south side of West Main Street.

2:15 pm Officer Buckley advised slippery conditions on East Main Street hill.

1:47 pm A Rafferty Road motorist is stuck but has AAA enroute.

12:45 pm Multiple callers report car vs. pole on South Street. No injuries, vehicle towed.

12:24 pm A walk in reported slippery conditions on sidewalks on Main Street.

12:17 pm Assist FD with alarm activation. Service tech set off alarm inadvertently.

11:43 am Assist FD with unknown transport to Milford Regional Medical Center.

10:32 am Officer David Shane caught up to a trash truck that was reportedly losing trash. It was due to a ripped canopy.

9:49 am A caller on the emergency line located an injured dog. Animal Control Officer William Proctor was called to respond.

8:28 am Officer Buckley secured an open traffic signal control box.

8:05 am A hit and run accident that occurred in Ashland was referred to Ashland.

7:18 am A motorist complained about the size of a snow bank on South Street.

3:53 am A Rocky Woods resident was concerned that there was a male circling her house. It was a neighbor who jogs twice a week prior to his 5am departure for work.



Routine Stop Leads to Narcotics Arrest in Sturbridge


February 19, 2014 — This morning at approximately 3:40 a.m., Trooper Jason Trout of the Massachusetts State Police Sturbridge Barracks conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 84 East in Sturbridge for motor vehicle violations.


Trooper Trout identified the operator as SOUMANA MOUNKAILA, 46, of Bronx, New York. Trooper Trout observed MOUNKAILA reach for a backpack that was located on the floor behind the passenger’s seat. MOUNKAILA became uncooperative and attempted to drive away. Trooper Robert Macaleese arrived on scene to assist Trooper Trout. MOUNKAILA was subsequently removed from the vehicle and placed under arrest.


During the search of the vehicle, the Troopers discovered three packages wrapped in cellophane, each weighing approximately two pounds. The packages are believed to be cocaine.


MOUNKAILA was transported to the State Police Sturbridge Barracks and he will be charged with the following:

1.      Trafficking in Cocaine

2.      Disorderly Conduct

3.      Resisting Arrest

4.      Attaching Plates

5.      Number Plate Violation

6.      Failure to Inspect

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