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Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) visited Hopkinton Drug on May 9, 2014, to meet with owner Dennis Katz, tour the pharmacy and discuss pending legislation related to compounded medications and a bill to regulate pharmacy audits. Many compounding pharmacies in Massachusetts face financial challenges due to the often burdensome audit procedures of pharmacy benefit management providers.

Photo by Meghan Long


Hopkinton Trails Club

Saturday, May 17, 10AM: 
Peppercorn Hill tour. We'll climb to the top of Peppercorn Hill, enjoy the views, then continue to walk a loop path through this wonderful area. Beautiful forest, impressive rock formations, scenic streams and wetlands, and more. The initial climb is somewhat strenuous but short, and and the whole walk should take about two hours. Meet at the parking lot on Crockett Road (West Main to South/Purchase Street to Camp Street to Crockett).


Ellis Family, Bright Insurance Give to "Excellence"


May 14, 2014 — The Milford Regional Medical Center Foundation officially released news this week of the leadership gift of $175,000 from Bright Insurance Agency, Peter and Janet Ellis, and Steve and Lynn Ellis to Excellence…The Campaign for Milford Regional Medical Center. The gift is part of $17 million the capital campaign has already raised towards a goal of $25 million.


 “It is nearly impossible to characterize the value of the relationship Milford Regional Medical Center has enjoyed with Peter and Steve Ellis and their families through these many years,” says John Burns, Chairman of Excellence as well as the Board of Trustees of Milford Regional.


“They are inextricably linked to the growth and stature of our Medical Center, and have played significant roles in helping us raise funds.” Peter Ellis, a Milford Regional Medical Center Board member for many years, helped start the popular and infinitely successful Golf Classic and Janet is a former member of the Medical Center’s Mélange committee and a current member of the Medical Center’s Auxiliary. Steve Ellis is a member of the Medical Center’s Board of Trustees, chair of the Excellence Major Gift committee for individuals and a member of the Golf Classic committee. His wife, Lynn, a long-time Mélange Gala committee member, recently co-chaired the Excellence Gratitude event featuring the Pointer Sisters.


For more than 30 years, the Ellis family has operated the Bright Insurance Agency in Milford, employing a dedicated customer service philosophy that mirrors their commitment to MRMC, and resonates with the people of Milford. The full-service agency specializes in automobile, home, life and health insurance. (Photo, left, Steve and Peter Ellis  of Bright Insurance Agency).

“We are ever so grateful to the Ellis family, and the Bright Insurance Agency, for their generous leadership gift to our capital campaign,” says Burns. “They have always understood the value of a great local Medical Center, and have committed copious resources and time, energy and finances toward our mission.”

Excellence is supporting a major capital initiative that will result in a new emergency department, intensive care unit and private patient rooms. The new two story structure will more than double the size of the current ED from 30 to 52 private treatment rooms, increase the number of patient rooms in the ICU from 10 to 16 expanding their size to accommodate the latest technology, and add a 24-bed private room unit with the intent to convert all hospital patient rooms to private.


Milford Regional Medical Center, Inc. is a comprehensive healthcare system featuring affiliations with Boston Children’s Hospital, UMass Memorial Health Care and the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center. The 145-bed, nonprofit, acute-care facility serves a region of 20-plus towns.


Practice Makes Perfect

May 14, 2014 — Trooper Matt Hannigan of the Massachusetts State Police K-9 Section gives K-9 Trainee, Flash, a sniff of his harness as K-9 Training Supervisor Sgt. James Bigelow looks on at Hopkinton State Park this morning.  Sgt. Bigelow walked a meandering pathway for Flash to track. In addition to Sgt. Bigelow's scent, Flash can also detect disturbed areas of soil where an individual has walked, and can distinguish from a multitude of scents, as he proved while walking undistracted past the dumpster at the Main Beach area.  Below, Flash just got up from a prone position, which he takes when he discovers a target object, at which time he gets a special treat.

K-9 officers and their dogs form special bonds, much like humans do with one another. A powerful example, one that went viral, was a story written by Trooper Christopher Coscia when his German shepherd, Dante, became ill and needed to be put to sleep. HopNews reprinted it here with an exclusive photo.



Police Incident Log - Updated May 14, 2014

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   Incident Log

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

10:13 pm A caller complained about suspicious activity at a party on Winter Street, but Sgt. Michael Sutton found nothing suspicious.

8:16 pm Units responded to a 911 hang up that was determined to be a verbal argument only.

7:17 pm A Wedgwood Drive caller reported the odor of natural gas, to which the Fire Department also responded.

7:05 pm An Ash Street resident complained of a construction bylaw violation. The equipment operator said he was unaware, and he was shut down for the night by Officer Matthew McNeil.

5:08 pm An observant caller reported that a Stop Sign had been turned in the wrong direction at West Elm Street.

4:30 pm A Motor Vehicle Accident on Elm Street had not personal injury.

2:04 pm Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with an individual on Smith Road, as well as the owner of the dog complained about.

1:39 pm A Gibbon Road caller complained of a dog without a leash.

11:18 am Assisted the Fire Department with an alarm activation on Tammer Lane.

10:54 am A caller complained that a horseback rider was bitten by a dog on a trail off East Main Street. The Animal Control Officer William Proctor was alerted.

12:34 am A School Street resident asked her property to be checked after hearing what could be voices outside her home.

12:24 am An officer and a Sgt. responded to an argument inside a vehicle on Eastview Road. It was determined to be verbal only. The female went on her way. 


Monday, May 12, 2014

11:09 pm A caller from Ridge Road reported that a BMW took off down the roadway at approximately 40-50mph when she shined her cell phone light at it. Sgt. John Porter checked the area but could not locate the vehicle.

6:48 pm Officer Matthew McNeil removed a large piece of plywood from the roadway on Wood Street.

6:25 pm A caller reported seeing a vehicle on West Main Street that was involved in a previous incident. Officer Matthew McNeil stopped the motor vehicle and spoke with the operator.

6:08 pm Sgt. Michael Sutton removed an out of service cable wire from the roadway on Pond Street.

5:56 pm Multiple callers reported several trash bags in the roadway on West Main Street. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and removed them.

5:42 pm A 911 caller reported youths possibly smoking marijuana at a residence on Hayden Rowe Street.

5:38 pm A motorist reported a large sink hole on Greystone Lane. Sgt. Michael Sutton responded and notified the DPW to fix it in the morning.

5:13 pm A 911 caller reported a suspicious motor vehicle that kept driving by on Appaloosa Circle. Two officers responded and located the vehicle parked at a residence.

4:09 pm The Fire Department reported a brush fire in the woods by Echo Lake and a motor vehicle blocking access on the dirt road. The Milford Fire Department responded because the brush fire was just over the town line.

12:22 pm A resident reported a raccoon laying on top of electrical wires on Fruit Street. The Animal Control Officer was notified.

11:27 am A resident reported a tree limb hanging on wires on Hayden Rowe Street. The electrical company was notified.

11:07 am The DPW advised that they took a report of tire marks on the pathway to the Fruit Street fields.

10:30 am A Winter Street resident reported that her cat has been missing for three days.

9:09 am A Twin Island Road resident reported a possible rabid domestic cat in front of her residence. The Animal Control Officer was advised.

7:43 am There was a report of a disabled tractor trailer on Wood Street. Officer David Shane responded and advised that the vehicle was gone upon his arrival.

6:38 am A caller reported a truck backing up at the School Street intersection. Officer Linda Higgins responded to assist but the vehicle was gone upon her arrival.

3:09 am Officer Linda Higgins checked a motor vehicle that was parked in the parking lot on Lakeshore Drive.

2:58 am A resident of Alexander Road reported that a neighbor's dog has been outside barking for the past hour. Sgt. Scott vanRaalten responded and advised that all was quiet now.

Personal Services 




Hopkinton Receives Standard and Poor’s AAA Bond Rating Status


The Town is most pleased to announce that on May 9, 2014, Standard and Poor’s assigned a AAA rating to its General Obligation Bonds. This upgrades the Town from a AA+ rating to the highest possible municipal bond rating. The new rating will allow the Town to borrow or bond at lower interest rates. 


“This is great milestone for the town.  The AAA rating is the culmination of fiscal discipline that was started long ago, as well as management policies aided by the Charter*.  Our town boards and committees have dedicated countless hours, as have our professional staff. Volunteers, staff, residents and businesses should take pride in this achievement,” said John Mosher, Chair of the Board of Selectmen.


Standard and Poor’s AAA rating is based on the Town’s very strong economy, strong budgetary flexibility, strong budgetary performance, stable revenue profile, very strong liquidity, strong management conditions and very strong debt and contingent liability profile. -Press Release from Town Manager

* Reprise of caricatures of Charter Commission members by Ashley Jackson.




The Hopkinton School Committee in conjunction with the Superintendent, Steering Committee and Administrative Team has developed a new 5-year Strategic Plan to guide the work of the district.  We are thankful for all of the public input gathered through public forums and survey data and are ready to share the results.  The following dates have been selected to provide opportunity for public comment prior to the School Committee’s vote to accept the plan.  We encourage you to attend so that your voice can be heard.


Forum dates, location and times are as listed below:


June 17, 2014

Fire Station Training Room

12:30 – 2:00

June 19, 2014

Middle School Library

6:30 – 7:30


Cathy MacLeod, Superintendent of Schools


State Police make Arrest after Foot Pursuit and Seize Illegally Possessed Firearm in Springfield


May 12, 2014 — This afternoon at approximately 1:35 p.m., troopers from the Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section (VFAS) in Springfield had information that a male subject driving a gray Honda Accord on Union Street in Springfield was in unlawful possession of a firearm.


Trooper Carlos Rivera of the VFAS Unit quickly found the suspected vehicle and called for another Trooper before making any inquiry of the driver.  The driver of the Honda, later identified as JUSTIN JOHNS, 23, of Springfield, was observed to pull over and stop in front of an apartment on School Street.  Trooper Robert Church of the Springfield Barracks then arrived to assist Trooper Rivera.  JOHNS exited the Honda as the Troopers approached.  After observing the Troopers, and being asked to speak with them, JOHNS fled on foot.


Within approximately 20 yards of running, JOHNS discarded a revolver, later found to be a Sentinel 22 caliber.  Trooper Church along with two ATF agents, that stopped to assist, continued chase until apprehending JOHNS in the parking lot of the Milton Bradley School, located at corner of Maple and Union Streets.  JOHNS is not licensed to carry a firearm.


JOHNS was placed under arrest and brought to the Springfield Barracks for booking. JOHNS was held on $10,000 bail and will be brought tomorrow to Springfield District Court to be arraigned on the following offenses:

1)      Carry firearm without a license

2)      Possession of ammunition without FID card

3)      Carry firearm with ammunition, Unlawful

4)      Deface firearm serial number

5)      Disturbing the peace

6)      Operate a motor vehicle with license revoked

Personal Services 

May 12, 2014 — If his speed is any indication, this snapping turtle which just left Blood's Pond and crossed the roadway, photo below, and into the stream is fairly young, although old enough to know to avoid humans.


Brush Fire at Echo Lake

May 12, 2014 — This home in the vicinity of 300 Hayden Rowe Street is becoming enveloped by smoke from a nearby brush fire at Echo Lake in Hopkinton. Hopkinton committed three brush trucks as well as a tanker and an engine. Milford has also sent a brush truck to assist. At this time (4:24 pm), Firefighters on scene as well as Fire Chief Ken Clark are requesting two additional companies. They are estimating the area burning to be over two acres. Echo Lake is a water supply largely in Hopkinton for Milford Water Company, which supplies the Town of Milford, and is off-limits to recreation.

            Upon the arrival of firefighters, a group of youths was seen fleeing the area of the fire, which is believed to have been started by a campfire. Eventually, the youths came out of the woods, one carrying beer, and hopped into a pickup truck that was partially blocking the entrance to the access road for the Echo Lake Dam.

UPDATE: Fire units cleared from the woods at 5:58 pm.




Police Incident Log - Updated May 12, 2014

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Incident Log

Sunday, May 11, 2014

10:33 pm A caller from David Joseph Road reported that his neighbor's dog had been barking for the past few hours. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and advised that the dog's owner fell asleep after letting him outside.

10:23 pm Officer Matthew McNeil assisted a disabled motor vehicle on West Elm Street.

10:03 pm A School Street resident reported that her neighbors were flashing their lights at her for approximately 30 minutes. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and checked the area with a negative find.

8:50 pm Officer Matthew McNeil assisted a disabled motor vehicle on South Street.

9:49 am A 911 caller reported a very large dog running around the Sandy Beach parking lot. The dog was not on a leash but was not bothering anyone. The Animal Control Officer was notified.

8:15 am Officer Patrick O'Brien spoke with a resident of West Main Street regarding her mailbox being hit by a vehicle overnight.

2:05 am Sgt. Scott vanRaalten checked an unoccupied motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street.

2:01 am Sgt. Scott vanRaalten checked a parked motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

9:31 pm A Grove Street resident reported hearing unusual noises coming from throughout the house like someone was walking around. Three officers responded and advised that the house was secure.

7:01 pm A motorist reported a large turtle in the middle of the road on Fruit Street. Officer Gregg DeBoer checked the area with a negative find.

5:23 pm Officer Gregg DeBoer assisted a disabled motor vehicle on Wood Street.

2:46 pm A caller from Autumn Ridge Drive reported that their CO detectors were going off. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded to assist the Fire Department.

12:40 pm A caller reported a vehicle traveling in excess of 50 mph on Frankland Road towards Ashland. The Ashland Police Department was notified.

12:31 pm Officer Gregg DeBoer removed an old cable line from West Elm Street.

2:10 am Officer Linda Higgins checked vehicles parked on Hayden Rowe Street.

1:43 am Officer Linda Higgins checked vehicles that were parked at the Middle School.

Friday, May 9, 2014

10:22 pm A resident of Jackson Street reported a speeding car racing through the neighborhood. Officer Gregg DeBoer checked the area with a negative find.

9:25 pm The Southborough Police Department reported an erratic operator on Cedar Street. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded but could not locate the vehicle.

8:22 pm A 911 caller from Downey Street reported an exterior electrical fire. Two officers responded to assist the Fire Department.

5:20 pm Officer Gregg DeBoer checked an unoccupied motor vehicle on East Main Street.

4:47 pm Officer Matthew McNeil assisted a disabled motor vehicle on West Elm Street.

4:09 pm A caller reported that her 11 year-old son and his friends were almost struck by a motor vehicle on Main Street. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and looked for the vehicle with a negative find.

1:14 pm Security reported that a motor vehicle was parked near an access gate on Wilson Street. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and advised that the vehicle was gone upon his arrival.

11:30 am Officer Patrick O'Brien removed a tree limb from the roadway on Chestnut Street.

8:42 am A motorist reported a boulder in the roadway on Saddle Hill Road. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and removed it.

8:27 am Officer Stephen Buckley responded to a motor vehicle accident without personal injury on West Main Street.

7:45 am The State Police requested an ambulance for a two car motor vehicle accident with personal injury on Route 495.

1:02 am Sgt. Scott vanRaalten assisted the State Police with an individual on West Main Street.


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2014 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from May 7, 2014 - May 12, 2014
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
18 John Matthew Road Michael D. Grove, Nicole P. Grove $792,500 May 9, 2014 Richard P. Barbieri
5 Heartwood Way unit 123 Jacqueline J. Hall $665,693 May 9, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
25 Fox Hill Road Michael Jenkins, Kathi Jenkins $485,000 May 9, 2015 Judith Javidpour, Judith M. Vasquenza
92A Pleasant Street David McDonald $121,000 May 7, 2015 Arthur Pokora, 92A Pleasant Street Nominee
21 Ledge Hill Road Daniel R. Ginsburg, Sofia E. Ginsburg $764,000 May 12, 2014 Richard W. Letteney, Elizabeth M. Letteney
47 Richards Road Michael T. St. Peter, Mary E. St. Peter $639,900 May 9, 2014 Kevin J. Fancioski, Adrienne A. Franciosi
No New Transactions        


Yoga in the Middle School

May 12, 2014 — On invitation from Kristen Santos, recently certified yoga instructor Laura Collins leads her 8th grade PE students in the child's pose.


Senator Spilka Announces May Office Hours

Senator Karen Spilka or staff members will be available for district office hours on Friday, May 16th in Hopkinton, Holliston and Ashland. Constituents are invited to share their concerns, questions and policy priorities and hear updates on the latest news and events from the State House and in the district.

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

The Golden Spoon

85 W. Main St., Hopkinton, MA

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Coffee Haven

76 Railroad St., Holliston, MA

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sunnyside Café

24 Front St., Ashland, MA

Residents who are unable to attend or are interested in scheduling an appointment should feel free to contact Senator Spilka’s office at (617) 722-1640 at any time.



May 15  - Little League Appreciation Day (rescheduled)

Cheer on the High School baseball team at 3:45 pm vs. Bellingham on the Varsity Field (right behind Middle School).

Players in attendance will be able to:
Throw out a "first pitch" to our Varsity players
Participate in the 1st - 3rd Dash just before the 3rd inning
Be a guest bat boy/girl in the dugout

May 12 - 15 - Team Photos (Hopkins School)

Please see your coach for schedule. This year order your photos online
 1) Go to www.bishopphoto.com/ 
 2) Click on the ORDER tab and enter code: HOPKINTON2014
  3) Print out receipt and give to photographer on photo day.

Full uniforms, but no cleats, please

Saturday, May 31 - HLL Fundraiser (previously known as 10K Draw)

Portuguese Club in Milford.  Tickets now available for sale. 

This important fundraiser helps HLL pay for uniforms, field maintenance and so much more.  It is a fun event that sells out fast, so don't wait to purchase tickets. 

Tickets on sale at the EMC and Carrigan doghouses, or you can purchase online at the HLL website. 

Personal Services 

Six-Car Crash on 495 SB Plainville - One Fatality, Five Serious Injuries


Troopers from the State Police Barracks in Foxboro are currently on the scene of a 6-car crash on Route 495 southbound south of exit #14 in Plainville where one person has died, and 5 were others seriously injured.


Just prior to the crash troopers from the barracks were responding to reports of a vehicle traveling the wrong way on route 495 southbound between exit #13 and #14.


The Massachusetts State Police has multiple assets on the scene to include: troopers from the Foxboro Barracks, Troop H Investigators, Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Service Section, and Troop H Headquarters.  


10:25 pm: All lanes of route 495 in the area of the crash scene remain closed to traffic as of this update.  Troopers are working to get a lane open as quickly as possible. 


The identity of the deceased will not be available this evening pending next if kin notification.  


Additionally, the Foxboro, Wrentham and Plainville Fire Departments are at the scene.  

Multiple Car Crash 495 SB Plainville

 Final UPDATE:

The person who died in this crash has been identified as, TONY Q. DANG, 39 of Randolph, Mass. DANG was operating a 2006 Honda Accord.

The other persons and vehicles involved in this case are as follows:

1. ABRAHAM E. REAY, 31 of Attleboro, Mass, was operating a 2012 Honda Accord. REAY was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. REAY’S passenger STACY D. REAY, 38 of Attleboro, Mass. was not injured.

2. CHRISTINE J. NOLDER, 45, of Bridgewater, Mass, was operating a 2010 Toyota Highlander. NOLDER was not injured. NOLDER’S passenger NANCY A. HANLEY, 51 of Bridgewater, Mass was not injured.

3. JUSTIN T. DANIELS, 24, of Dudley, Mass was operating a 2005 Toyota Camry. DANIELS was transported to Sturdy Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. There were no passengers in DANIELS’ car.

4. MARIA COSTA, 28, of Providence, RI was operating a 2004 Isuzu Rodeo. COSTA was transported to Sturdy Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injures. There were no passengers in COSTA’S car.

5. DARRELL R. RAMOS, 30 , of New Bedford, Mass was operating a 2012 Nissan Maxima. RAMOS was not injured.

6. BRAIN PAULSEN, 54, of Monument Beach, Mass was operating a 2008 Toyota Highlander. PAULSEN was not injured.


Pauline B. Sawyer, 86


Pauline B. Sawyer, 86, of Hopkinton, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014. Born in Jamaica Plain, MA, she was the daughter of the late Beulah (Dillingham) and George Sawyer.

Pauline was born and raised in Jamaica Plain and worked in Boston for several years before moving to Hopkinton. She retired from Valpey Fisher.

She is survived by three daughters, Karen (Hallin) Deiana of Hopkinton, Nancy (Gallerani) Frost of Mariaville, ME, Laurie (Gallerani) Lombardi of Douglas; a brother, Royce Sawyer; 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She is predeceased by two brothers, Harold and Herbert Sawyer. Pauline loved her family and spending time with them on the lake.

A graveside service will be held at Evergreen Cemetery at 10:00a.m. on Saturday, May 17th.  Check back in this spot. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ASPCA, 424 E. 92nd St. New York, NY 10128 or aspca.org. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. 


Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan Announces Charges in Lowell and Malden Arson Fires
That Displaced Residents and Caused Injuries to Responding Firefighters

WOBURN- May 11, 2014 — Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced today that charges have been brought against a Malden man and a Lowell man in separate, and unrelated, arson fires that occurred in those cities this week.

"We allege that these defendants by their actions damaged property and displaced families," District Attorney Ryan said. "More importantly, they put residents, some of them neighbors, and firefighters who responded at risk of serious injury. Their behavior, which we allege was intentional, endangered people in their homes and firefighters who put themselves in harm's way to protect us. We commend the quick and thorough work of the Malden and Lowell police departments and the Massachusetts State Police to identify and apprehend suspects in these matters."

Namit Thapa, 28, of Malden, was taken into custody by Malden police yesterday without incident. He has been charged with arson and disorderly conduct in the burning of his own residence that caused injuries to two firefighters who responded.

It is expected that he will be arraigned in Malden District Court on Monday.

According to authorities, on May 9, at approximately 5:30am, they received a report of a fire at a multi-unit home located at 63 Converse Avenue. When officers arrived, they found an active fire scene and numerous residents outside of the building. Since the defendant was not outside the building with the other residents, firefighters attempted to locate him inside the building, not knowing that he had already left the area. The 3-alarm fire displaced seven people. In addition to the Malden Police and Fire Departments, fire companies from Melrose, Everett, Medford, and Saugus responded and assisted. Two firefighters, one from Malden and one from Saugus, were treated at area hospitals and released.

During the course of the investigation into the cause of this fire, a tip to Malden police allegedly led them to investigate and subsequently charge this defendant.

On Friday, Andres Ortiz-Arroyo, 24, of Lowell, was arraigned in Lowell District Court on arson charges (two counts) for the burning of a business and a nearby residence in Lowell on May 7. He is being held pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Friday, May 16.

In that matter, authorities allege that on May 7 at approximately 12:40am, they responded to a business at 604 Central Street for the report of a fire. When they arrived, they observed an active fire to the left side of the building. Due to the hour, there was no one inside the building. Shortly thereafter, at 1:45am, police were then called to a nearby two-family home at 49 Wamesit Street. When they arrived at that location, they discovered another active fire, with flames beginning to engulf the roof and eave area of the house. Officers located several residents inside and assisted them out of the home, and one was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Due to the close proximity of the buildings, residents of two adjacent homes had to be evacuated as well.

Through their investigation, it is alleged that police learned that this defendant started a fire by lighting trash in the alley between 604 and 602 Central Street, which then spread to the building. As well, it is alleged that the defendant similarly lit a trash fire in an alley next to the Wamesit Street residence which spread to that home. The residence fire displaced two families.

These charges are allegations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.


Helen F.  Deiana, 92

Helen F.  Deiana, 92, died peacefully at home on Sunday, May 11, 2014.  Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Leon and Theresa (Hayward) Bernard.  She was a 1939 graduate of Hopkinton High School.  She was affectionately known to many Hopkinton children as Nana D.

She is survived by her children Shelia Matejko of Shrewsbury, David Deiana of Milford, and Helen “Cookie” Ware, Sharon Schiloski , Terri Kenney, Richard Deiana and William Deiana, all of Hopkinton.

She also leaves 25 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and four great great-grandchildren. She is pre-deceased by her son Francis “Manny” Deiana and her grandson Kevin Ware.

The funeral will be Wednesday, May 14 at 9:00 a.m. from the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church St.  A funeral Mass will celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church at 10 a.m.  Calling hours at the funeral  home will be Tuesday May 13 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Burial will be at the family’s convenience.

Donations may be made to  Metrowest Hospice, 115 Lincoln Street, Framingham, MA  01702.


Not to Scale

May 10, 2014 — The model railroad coal car next to the real life sparrow is in need of some spring painting at the train feature behind Weston Nurseries Garden Center this afternoon, just a few feet from the goats, which are a few feet from the water feature, where thousands of tiny tadpoles apparently have no natural predator.


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