Thursday, March 13, 2014
7:05 pm A motorist reported that a vehicle was off of the roadway on Route 495. The State Police were contacted and responded.
6:45 pm An Ash Street resident spoke with Officer Matthew McNeil regarding credit card fraud.
5:54 pm A caller reported that he was out of gas on Route 495. The State Police were notified.
1:00 pm The Southborough Police Department reported an erratic operator traveling south on Cedar Street. Officer Stephen Buckley checked the area but was unable to locate the vehicle.
12:44 pm A Jamie Lane resident reported that a male with white hair was walking around her house and there was a white van in the driveway. Sgt. Joseph Bennett spoke with the man who was replacing an electric meter on the house.
11:47 am Officer Stephen Buckley responded to a minor motor vehicle accident in the High School parking lot.
10:50 am Officer Stephen Buckley assisted the Water Department with traffic on Grove Street.
9:07 am A motorist reported that she went off of the roadway on Fruit Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded to assist.
8:55 am A caller reported that the lights on West Main Street were not cycling properly. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and advised that the lights were functioning properly.
8:01 am Officer David Shane assisted the Fire Department with the investigation of an outside odor of natural gas on Elm Street.
1:00 am Sgt. Scott vanRaalten checked a motor vehicle on Heartwood Way.
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Hopkinton Democrats are (again!) called to CAUCUS.
All Democrats in
Hopkinton are invited to help choose nominees for the local
election in May. Offices on the ballot will be:
Board of Selectmen ------------------ 1 opening, 3 years
Board of Assessors ------------------ 1 opening, 3 years
Board of Health ------------------------ 1 opening, 3 years
Board of Library Trustees ----------- 2 openings, 3 years
Cemetery Commission ----------- 1 opening, 3 years
Commissioners of Trust Fund ------1 opening, 3 years
Hopkinton Housing Authority --------1 opening, 3 years
Parks & Recreation Commission - 2 openings, 3 years
Planning Board --------------------------1 opening, 5 years
---------------------------- 2 openings, 3 years
The caucus will be held on Saturday, 4/5
at the Fire Station on Main St at 11am. The meeting room is
upstairs (rear entrance) and handicapped access is
Please contact Dick Duggan at 508-435-4007 or email@example.com with any questions.
First Place at Groove Dance Competition
Heartbreaker, choreographed by Maddie Dragsbaek, won 1st Overall in the Senior Trio Division at the Groove Dance Competition.
Wine and Spirits
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Saturday Beer Tasting
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
11:09 pm Officer Linda Higgins transported an individual to his residence after breaking down on South Street.
10:48 pm Checked a motor vehicle on Pleasant Street.
8:47 pm Checked on a disabled motor vehicle on Main Street.
7:52 pm Hopkinton and Ashland searched for an individual following a domestic altercation on East Main Street out of concern for his safety.
5:39 pm Checked on a disabled delivery truck on West Main Street.
3:05 pm Five units responded with the fire department to the report of a motor vehicle off of the Route 495 Bridge and onto West Main Street.
11:50 am An individual walked into the station to complain about a noise ordinance violation at a prior time on Woodview Way.
3:04 am Sgt. Scott vanRaalten assisted with a structure fire in Ashland.
Ali Balster & Mara Power raising funds for of Friends of Hopkinton SPEAC
What makes these women special? Well, for starters, they’re both Moms and they are raising money for special education. The two have been training and fundraising for the past several months. Not an easy task considering the harsh winter and taking care of their (combined) five young children (ages 2 – 8).
It’s wonderful to see these women working together as a team.
The money they raise will go towards special education programs, as well as providing scholarships to graduating Hopkinton High School seniors that have received special education services during their school years.
Please join SPEAC in wishing our runners good luck on Marathon Monday and consider helping Ali and Mara meet their fundraising goal by visiting their website: https://www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/running-the-boston-marathon-for-special-education/136599
Treasurer, Friends of Hopkinton SPEAC
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Statement from Third Candidate for One of Two School Committee Seats
My name is Lori Nickerson, and I am running for School Committee. My husband, Rob, and I moved to Hopkinton in June of 2012 with the desire for a tight knit community with excellent schools. As parents of three young children (ages 6, 3.5 and 11 months), we could not be happier with our decision and are deeply invested in both the community and the continued success of the school system. I am positive my fresh perspective, analytical and problem solving skills, as well as my goal of fostering continued success at all levels of the school system will make me an excellent addition to the School Committee.
I have over 12 years of legal and business experience working as a Senior Corporate Counsel for multiple public companies. As a legal advisor and business partner to my clients, I work within tight budgetary and legal constraints to achieve successful outcomes for my company’s stockholders. Similarly, the School Committee must act on behalf of all Hopkinton citizens to evaluate the schools’ administrators, provide sound financial planning, process improvement and innovation. My experience, coupled with my passion to keep Hopkinton’s schools strong, will help me bring new ideas and solutions to the School Committee in order to achieve their goal of finalizing a sound Strategic Plan.
Over the past two years I immersed myself in the community by volunteering for the HPTA and being an active member of the Hopkinton Moms Group. In addition, my family and I participate in many town activities, such as the Hopkinton Women’s Softball league, youth soccer, youth softball and the Girl Scouts. My passion for volunteerism is not limited to Hopkinton as I also work with organizations such as the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center.
As a member of the School Committee, my primary goals will be: 1) to finalize the Strategic Plan; 2) improve upon and align the budget process with the Strategic Plan; and 3) foster an environment of innovative problem-solving in order to ensure fiscal management and delivery of the best educational programs for all grade levels.
The citizens of Hopkinton have a passion for the schools as well as for the town overall. I share that passion and I would consider it a privilege to serve on the School Committee to help ensure that each and every child continues to receive the type of education that makes our schools a model for other towns. I respectfully ask for your vote on May 19th.
30 Glen Road
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Milford Regional Building Project Affects Back Entrance
Due to preparations for the initial phase of Milford Regional Medical Center’s new 78,000 square foot building project, the Route 16 back entrance to the hospital will be restricted to construction vehicles temporarily. However, patients can continue to access all other entrances as usual. Everyone is encouraged to use Milford Regional’s free valet parking service located in the rear of the hospital by the Hill Health Center entrance.
Milford Regional’s new $54 million building project will include an expanded emergency department and intensive care unit as well as a full floor of private patient rooms. Groundbreaking is scheduled for Friday, March 28, with completion of the new building in 2015.
Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Warns of IRS Telephone Scam
Caller fraudulently claiming to be Middlesex Deputy
Vehicle "Launched" Off of
March 12, 2014 — Hopkinton Police and Fire, as well as Mass State Police responded to the reports of a vehicle "launched" off of Route Interstate 495 next to the highway bridge and onto West Main Street eastbound in Hopkinton. From reports at the scene, two occupants were evaluated by Hopkinton FD and refused further treatment or transport.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
8:25 pm An individual complained that the tow bar of a pickup truck on West Main Street heading toward Upton was extending so far back as to create a hazard. Upton Police Dept was notified.
8:15 pm Vehicle on Cedar Street checked out to be a news truck doing a story.
4:36 pm A motorist on Oakhurst Road complained of chickens in the roadway creating an issue.
6:30 am Officer Linda Higgins checked on a vehicle whose owner had issues, but the operator was not the owner.
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March 12, 2014 — Arthur Schofield, a Southborough resident and candidate for an open patrolman position on the Hopkinton Police Department, is flanked by Field Training Officer Matthew McNeil, left, and Interim Chief of Police Charles Wallace prior to last night's meeting of the Board of Selectmen and his introduction to that board.
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Juliana Tordella To Run 2014 Boston Marathon for Hopkinton Education Foundation
Outraged by Selectmen Hiring Chief Outside Department
I am outraged by the decision made by the Board of Selectmen to go outside the Town of Hopkinton for a new police chief. I wrote a letter of support for Interim Chief Wallace and sent it to all 5 Selectmen. In response, John Mosher came to see me the day before the Selectmen's vote to choose the chief to discuss it. He assured me he "would do what is best for Hopkinton".
After some discussion about Woonsocket it became evident he was trying to justify his decision to hire Captain Lee. That only validated the rumors I heard several months ago that an out of town candidate would be hired. I think decisions were made long before the interviews started. All of our police chiefs have been officers who were promoted from the ranks of the department and have resided here in Hopkinton. In the past Hopkinton has had a high profile murder investigation that was successfully solved, countless house break-ins that were solved (including my own), and many other police matters. Our police department has one of the best reputations in the area. I hope the commitment of the chief residing in Hopkinton also continues. We should be proud of the involvement of our police department in the community, especially with our senior citizens and our youth. There is an officer in the schools who gets to know the students and builds relationships with them.
The police department watches out for our seniors as well. Hopkinton is one of the safest most desirable towns to move to in Massachusetts. Ask any realtor. What message are we sending our loyal police officers that work hard hoping to be promoted? Interim Chief Wallace has served this town for the past 28 years with integrity, intellect, respect, and loyalty without any public recognition for a job well done these last 9 months by the Board of Selectmen as interim chief. What a slap in the face to have the Board publicly propose a new position for Sgt. Bennett without offering it to his fellow officers as well. Is this legal? How does the police union feel about the offer? Shame on the Board of Selectman! This whole process has been a complete disappointment. My faith in our Board of Selectmen has been shaken.
East Main Street
March 11, 2014
Disappointed With Outside Hire of Police Chief
As a 26 year veteran of law enforcement and a 18 year resident of the Town of Hopkinton, I could not be more disappointed with the Board's choice for Police Chief. While I'm sure Capt. Lee is qualified for the position, I know Interim Chief Wallace and Sgt. Bennett are equally as qualified.
I have policed every corner of this
state and count Hopkinton Police Dept. among the finest
I have encountered in my career. The Department has
operated flawlessly for the two plus decades I've been
paying attention and going outside the Department for
leadership may prove to be a mistake. We have to look no
further than our neighbors in Ashland to realize hiring
an outside Chief (Melnick) can throw a department into a
complete state of dysfunction. When they tried to fix
the situation, Chief
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Matthew McNeil arrested Joseph J. Varrichione, 65, of School
Street, Hopkinton, on School Street and charged him with Assault
and Battery With a Dangerous Weapon.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
John Porter arrested Kevin M. Riggs, 23, of Oak Street, Ashland,
on South Street and charged him with Speeding and OUI Liquor.
Monday, March 10, 2014
7:05 pm A resident of Heidi Circle reported that a suspicious male wearing a blue jacket and jeans was on his property. Two officers checked the area but were unable to locate anyone suspicious.
5:31 pm Officer Matthew McNeil came upon a motor vehicle accident without personal injury on West Main Street and issued a civil infraction for a red light violation.
3:20 pm A walk-in reported that her daughter was bitten by her ex-husband's dog over the weekend. The Animal Control Officer was notified and would handle the incident.
10:14 am Sgt. John Porter stopped a motor vehicle on Route 495 and issued the operator a written warning.
10:00 am Sgt. John Porter issued a written warning to the operator of a motor vehicle on Route 495.
7:33 am A caller reported that a dog had been struck by a motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street. Two officers responded but could not locate the dog.
3:15 am Officer
Jacob Campbell checked a parked motor vehicle behind a West Main
Sunday, March 9, 2014
8:40 pm A caller from School Street reported that her parents were abusing her and that she had marks on her face and strangle marks on her neck. Three officers responded and subsequently arrested a 65 year-old male from Hopkinton and charged him with Assault and Battery With a Dangerous Weapon.
2:45 pm A motorist reported a minor motor vehicle accident without personal injury on East Main Street. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and wrote a report.
12:59 pm The Westford Police Department requested an officer make contact with a resident of Patriots Boulevard and have them call their department. Officer Thomas Griffin responded and left a note at the residence.
3:07 am Officer
Jacob Campbell assisted the Fire Department with an odor
investigation on Stone Crossing Way.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
9:42 pm Officer William Burchard checked on the status of disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street with the Mendon Police Department who advised that the owner was drinking at a party earlier and left the area. The vehicle was towed away.
9:02 pm Officer Jacob Campbell checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on East Main Street.
5:40 pm A caller reported that he was approached by a female, wearing a large brown fur coat on Main Street, asking if he wanted to do some drugs or if he had any. Officer David Shane checked the area but could not locate her.
1:50 pm A resident of Blueberry Lane reported a domestic disturbance between a mother and daughter. Two officers responded to assist.
12:17 pm Officer Thomas Griffin responded to a two car motor vehicle accident without personal injury on Main Street.
2:28 am The State Police requested assistance with a wrong way driver on Route 495 north bound. Officer Jacob Campbell checked the area but the vehicle was gone upon his arrival.
1:54 am Sgt. John Porter stopped a motor vehicle on South Street and subsequently arrested a 23 year-old male from Ashland and charged him with Speeding and OUI Liquor.
1:25 am Officer
Jacob Campbell checked a parked motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe
Friday, March 7, 2014
7:51 pm Officer William Burchard assisted the Fire Department with a fire alarm activation on Hayden Rowe Street.
5:08 pm A 911 caller from Front Street reported that she left some food on the stove too long and now there was smoke throughout the house. Officer David Shane responded to assist the Fire Department.
2:00 pm A 911 caller reported a motor vehicle accident with personal injury on Hayden Rowe Street. Two officers responded and assisted the Fire Department.
1:14 pm Officer William Burchard spoke with a photographer on Clinton Street and advised her to move her car.
9:58 am Officer William Burchard spoke with a delivery driver on South Mill Street regarding an incident that occurred the day before.
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Milford Regional First in Massachusetts
to Use Miniature Insertable Cardiac Monitor
Regional Medical Center is the first hospital in
Massachusetts to implant the smallest long-term,
insertable cardiac monitoring (ICM) device available
for patients with recurrent fainting, heart
palpitations, unexplained stroke or atrial
fibrillation. Cardiologist William Shine, MD,
successfully completed two implants recently at the
Called The Reveal LINQ ICM from
Medtronics, this miniature cardiac monitoring device
is approximately one-third the size of a AAA battery
(~1 cc), making it more than 80 percent smaller than
other ICMs. While significantly smaller, the device
is part of a powerful system that allows physicians
to continuously and wirelessly monitor a patient’s
heart for up to three years. Its remote monitoring
capabilities notify physicians if patients have
significant cardiac events between regular medical
appointments. Plus, through its global cellular
technology, the cardiac device diagnostic data can
be transmitted to clinicians from nearly any
location in the world.
“This new cardiac monitoring
device is so discreet that most patients will not
even know it is there and can go about their lives
without interruption or discomfort
Placed just beneath the skin
through a small incision of less than 1 cm in the
upper left side of the chest, the ICM is often
nearly invisible to the naked eye once inserted. The
device is placed using a minimally invasive
insertion procedure, which simplifies the experience
for both physicians and their patients. It also
allows patients to undergo magnetic resonance
imaging (MRI) if needed.
“Milford Regional is pleased to offer our patients the very latest advancement in cardiac diagnostics,” says Edward J. Kelly, president of Milford Regional. “As a community hospital, we have always been committed to providing our patients with the most up-to-date diagnostics available. Once again, I am proud to say that Milford Regional finds itself in the forefront of offering leading-edge technology to our community.”
COUCH TO 5K PROGRAM REGISTRATION OPENS
Popular Hopkinton Running Club Program Limited to 60 Participants
APRIL 6 – JUNE 21, 2014
Back by popular demand the Hopkinton Running Club is offering a Couch to 5K Learn to Run program beginning on April 6th leading up to the Sharon Timlin 5K Road Race on June 21, 2014. Under the direction of certified trainer Erin Mahoney, the program is designed to help novice runners and those with some running experience successfully train and complete a 5K road race. Couch to 5K participants will meet at 8 a.m. on Sunday mornings for a group workout and also receive weekly training programs, access to an online training group, advice from experienced trainers and runners, and race day support. The $75 registration fee includes a full year membership in the Hopkinton Running Club, a technical running shirt and a donation to the One Fund. Past participants have come from many area towns and have boasted an impressive success rate. Interested community members can register at www.runhopkinton.org . For more information email Eileen Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Planning Board Presented Redevelopment Plan Prepared for
Includes Eight-Story Buildings - "I'd like to see ten [stories]." Developer Steven Zieff
In the concept drawing
above, 6 and 10-story buildings dwarf the existing
Perkin Elmer complex, even though some of the larger
proposed buildings do not appear to be drawn to
scale, or the floors could be less tall.
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Winner of $25
The hornet's nest featured this morning is
located on Cedar Street, Route 85, just north of Rafferty Road,
hanging over the northbound lane. Reader Teresa Boyce,
Snappy Dogs co-owner, was the first to submit a photo this
morning, and so wins the $25 we offered as a prize. We verified
her photo with a trip there this afternoon to confirm that it
was in fact the same nest. Some people sent in the location
before her, but with no photo attached.
Hopkinton Center for the Arts to Host Annual
Hopkinton High School Honors Art Show
The Hopkinton Center for the Arts is thrilled to
once again host the Hopkinton High School Honors Art Show, which
runs March 17 – April 9, 2014. The Honors Art Show features the high
school’s advanced young artists, who have created work in various
Thursday, March 6, 2014
8:10 pm A resident of Davis Road reported finding drug paraphernalia inside of her home. Sgt. Michael Sutton responded and wrote a report.
7:52 pm A walk-in from South Mill Street spoke with Officer William Burchard regarding him finding his missing wallet, without the cash in it, on his front door step.
7:07 pm A caller from Kimball Road reported that a white dog without tags on its collar was running loose around the neighborhood.
6:57 pm A caller reported that two operators in motor vehicles parked next to her were talking to each other. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and spoke with a person who was attending a canine class.
5:23 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil responded to a two car motor vehicle accident without personal injury on South Street.
4:56 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on Grove Street.
4:08 pm The Ashland Police Department reported that a motor vehicle heading into Hopkinton on East Main Street was speeding, going through stop signs and driving to endanger. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area with a negative find.
2:53 pm A Glen Road resident reported finding a lost dog with no tags and had it secured in her garage. The Animal Control Officer was notified.
2:48 pm The Ashland Animal Hospital requested to speak with the Animal Control Officer regarding Hopkinton dogs that were dropped off at their facility.
12:58 pm A caller reported that a wire was down on Wood Street. Officer Gregg DeBoer advised that it was a communication line and the telephone company was notified.
9:09 am Officer Gregg DeBoer spoke with a resident of Summit Way regarding a suspicious phone call.
8:21 am Detective Timothy Brennan wrote up a report regarding larceny on Hayden Rowe Street.
8:09 am Detective Timothy Brennan assisted the Ashland Police Department with a motor vehicle accident without personal injury on West Union Street.
7:41 am Officer Thomas Griffin checked on a disabled motor vehicle on Elm Street.
7:20 am Three
officers responded to Hayden Rowe Street to assist the Fire
Department with the investigation of an odor of natural gas.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
9:14 pm Sgt. Michael Sutton assisted the Fire Department with a fire alarm activation on Rocky Woods Road.
7:40 pm The Fire Department responded to a medical call on Hidden Brick Road but were canceled while in route due to the resident accidentally hitting a life line button.
5:00 pm Sgt. Michael Sutton assisted the Fire Department with an oven fire on Wilson Street.
2:37 pm The Middle School reported a false fire alarm activation.
2:15 pm A 911 caller from Glen Road reported that she just got a call on her cell phone stating that she hit someones vehicle. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and spoke with the resident.
11:24 am Officer Gregg DeBoer issued a warrant of apprehension to an individual on Claflin Place and transported them to the Framingham District Court.
8:18 am A resident of Pendulum Pass reported a past breaking and entering incident. Officer David Shane responded and wrote a report.
4:54 am A caller from Hill Street reported that a motor vehicle was off of the roadway and into a tree with its airbags deployed. The owner was located in Northbridge and advised that a resident of Spring Street was borrowing the vehicle. Officer Linda Higgins located the individual and transported him back to the scene then to his residence.
Sign on Route 85 Reminding people of the recommencement of bridge construction and accompanying changes in traffic flow. If the sign were a merchant's sandwich board, it would be reasonable to assume the merchant ran out of the letter G.
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Fire Inside EL Harvey & Sons
Hopkinton, Westborough, Southborough, Ashland Fire Departments respond
March 10, 2014 — Emergency calls from an employee and the alarm company at about 12:37 pm today brought companies from at least four towns to E. L. Harvey's MRRF Building 6 for an active interior fire. An automatic sprinkler system did kick in, but ittis clear how much of that was responsible for the rapid knockdown of the flames, and how much the fire companies accomplished. The visibility was near zero at the exit doors, and the moving smoke presented somewhat of a hindrance, if not a hazard to traffic on both sides of the Massachusetts Turnpike. , which the Harvey land borders.Hopkinton Fire command is still on scene assessing resources and needs (1:30pm). unclear how much of that was responsible for the rapid knockdown of the flames, and how much the fire companies accomplished. The visibility was near zero at the exit doors, and the moving smoke presented somewhat of a hindrance, if not a hazard to traffic on both sides of the Massachusetts Turnpike. Hopkinton Fire command is still on scene assessing resources and needs (1:30pm).
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