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TVL Champs

May 22, 2014 — The girls softball team poses with their award for achieving championship status in the Tri-Valley League.

The Hillers varsity softball defeated Medway 12-1 to clinch the title. Junior pitcher Juliette Hulme struck out 17 and went 3-4 at the plate. Junior Alissa Karjel had 3 hits including a long homerun to centerfield. And senior catcher Erica Mcbride was 4-5 on the day. Hopkinton finished the season 17-3 and now head into the state tournament. ~ Contributed by Gregg Lentoni

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State Police Arrest Wareham Man in Bourne and Seize $57,000 in Cash

Yesterday evening at approximately 5 pm, Trooper Russell Patenaude from the Massachusetts State Police Bourne Barracks was on patrol on Rt.25 westbound Bourne when he observed a motor vehicle infraction committed by JOHN MCMAHON, JR., 29, of Wareham.  As a result of the stop and subsequent investigation, MCMAHON was placed under arrest.  A search of the vehicle revealed marijuana, drug paraphernalia and just over $57,000 in cash, which was seized by the State Police.  MCMAHON will be arraigned today in Falmouth District Court on charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Drugs, Possession of Class D Narcotics with Intent to Distribute, and a Marked Lanes Violation.


Family Displaced

May 21, 2014 — A Price Street family of four was displaced Wednesday evening after the Hopkinton Fire Department, aided by companies from surrounding towns, quickly put down a fire in the attic, believed to be electrical in nature. It was not believed to be suspicious.


A Job Well Done

May 21, 2014 — Above, members of the Hopkinton Marathon Committee listen to Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray reminisce about decades of Hopkinton volunteers that came before and served on the committee, like Cookie Kumlin, Doc Bobeck, Buzzy Buswell and Rosemary Lynch. The committee, chaired by Dorothy Ferriter-Wallace, put on a party at New England Laborers Training Center to celebrate the success of this year's marathon.  The party was emceed by Jacques LeDuc, who co-hosts the color commentary from the reviewing stand on the day of the race. As well as some raffle prizes, everybody got a tee shirt, appetizers and a dinner from TJ's.

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The Hopkinton Lions Club is Coming Back!


If you are interested in joining us in fun, fellowship, community service and getting to know people in Hopkinton please join us. We need ten new members with a deadline of Aug. 1st to reinstate our charter.


For more info


or call

Jim at 508-626-6653

Tony at 508-887-5062


Police Arrest/Incident Log - Updated May 21, 2014

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 Arrest Log - No arrests

   Incident Log

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

10:16 pm A 911 caller reported a service wire on fire and was spreading to trees and lawns on Ash Street. The Fire Department was notified and responded.

10:12 pm A 911 caller from East Main Street reported that there was a fire in a field behind his house. Officer Matthew McNeil responded to assist the Fire Department and advised that it was a tractor on fire.

9:48 pm A resident complained about a loud engine revving on Wood Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and checked the area with a negative find on any loud noises.

9:40 pm A walk-in reported that a Wood Street resident and a young child had been washing their driveway for several hours and thought that it seemed a little strange. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and spoke with the resident who was just washing the driveway.

9:39 pm A 911 caller reported that she found a dog running in and out of the roadway on Wood Street and that she brought it back home with her. The caller was advised of proper 911 procedures and the Animal Control Officer was notified.

9:15 pm A caller reported seeing a man on Front Street who seemed lost and was staring off into the woods with two bags in his hands. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area and advised that he could not locate the individual.

8:35 pm A School Street resident reported an incident of fraud. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and spoke with the caller.

7:10 pm Officer Matthew McNeil stopped a motor vehicle on Parkwood Drive and spoke with the five individuals who were inside.

7:00 pm A caller reported that someone was walking a dog on the Middle School track and would like it logged in for future reference.

5:06 pm The Ashland Police Department requested an officer look for a vehicle that was involved in a hit and run in their town. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the residence on Hayden Rowe Street and stated that the vehicle could not be located.

2:03 pm Officer Stephen Buckley checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on Glen Road.

1:36 pm Officer Patrick O'Brien assisted an operator who got a flat tire and rim damage from an open manhole on Front Street.

11:15 am Officer Stephen Buckley responded to West Main Street to assist a disabled motor vehicle.


Bright and Shiny

May 21, 2014 — It looks like the boats at the boathouse at Hopkinton State Park are all shined up and ready to go for the Memorial Day weekend.


Chabad House Jewish Center

34 Cedar Street

Milford, MA 01757


Holiday of Shavuot gaining popularity, this year with Curious George reading the 10 Commandments - Traditional Dairy meal and Ice cream party too! Wednesday June 4th.


At a unique crossroads between religion and cuisine - the Jewish Holiday of Shavuot celebrating the Giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai some 3300 years ago has become a celebration of fine dairy cuisine as well. As the Torah was given and the laws of kosher dining were first received the Jewish People were not yet capable of properly preparing beef and poultry and as such ate dairy. The rest is history. Exquisite cheesecakes, pesto pastas, lasagna, soufflés and of course cheese blintzes and ice cream all take center stage during this ancient celebration. Some suggest that this has contributed to the renewed popularity this holiday has seen.

When thinking Jewish Holidays, Passover, Chanukah and Yom Kippur come to mind - nevertheless Shavuot is considered one of Judaism's major holidays and was in fact a "pilgrimage" when all of the Jews would travel to Jerusalem to celebrate in the Temple.


"No, it isn't all about the food," said Rabbi Mendy Kivman of Chabad. "What is important is that the community is joining together, hearing the reading of the Ten Commandments and celebrating the Torah. But the good food certainly helps!"


When the Torah was given, the children were the guarantors that it will be kept throughout the ages. And kept it was! Hence Shavu'ot is closely related with children and their education.


In its mission to marry tradition and modern innovation, the Chabad House Jewish Center welcomes the entire Jewish community on Wednesday, June 4th for a special reading of the 10 commandments, with an appearance of Curious George with the "Man in the Yellow hat" and a grand dairy buffet and Ice cream party (non-dairy options will be available.)


The program will consist of 3 parts. First, the special Curious George appearance for children up to age 8 (and their families) will begin at 5:45pm. The Torah reading and the event for older children and adults will begin at 6pm. It will all be followed by a light dairy buffet dinner and ice cream bar. Then at 7pm, the adults can take part in the "Torah and Tea with Rochy" program.


There are no admission or membership fees to join the service or meals – however tax-exempt donations are always welcome. For more information about Chabad or Shavuot and to reserve, please visit: www.JewishMA.com or call 508-473-1299.


Board of Selectmen Reorganizes
Ben Palleiko warns Verizon
Resident Appeals Decision of Building Inspector for Farmers Market


by Robert Falcione

May 20, 2014 — Hopkinton boards traditionally reorganize following an election, and tonight was no exception. Incoming Selectman John Coutinho, in exercising his new authority for the first time, nominated his neighbor Todd Cestari as Chairman, who was then elected unanimously.  It didn't take long for Mr. Cestari to give recognition to outgoing Selectman Brian Herr, who is a neighbor to both men. Mr. Herr chose not to run for reelection to the Board of Selectmen to campaign for a seat in the US Senate.
        Mr. Cestari wanted to be certain there were no "snags" regarding Mr. Coutinho's simultaneous position as a member of the Planning Board and the Board of Selectmen, and so he asked a few questions. Town manager Norman Khumalo said there should be no problem, because Mr. Coutinho has expressed his resignation to Ken Weismantel, the Planning Board Chair.

        Eagle Advisor Margie Wiggin presented Troop 1 Eagle Scout John Adams Krapf to the Selectmen who presented Mr. Krapf with a proclamation signed by them and posed for photos with him, which his parents and others captured. Mr. Krapf built a trail on HALT conservation land in the Wedgewood Drive area as his Eagle project.

          Resident Jeff Doherty, a business owner at the intersection of West Main Street and School Street, spoke during the public input session at the beginning of the meeting about the slow pace of the upgrading of that intersection, as well as the already worn lane markings, making it difficult and dangerous for drivers. He said that Verizon is holding things up.

             "We are using all of our resources," said Mr. Khumalo, in answer to a question from Selectman Ben Palleiko.

           "Let them know everything is on hold until this gets done," said Mr. Palleiko, looking toward Mr. Khumalo. The Selectmen are the permitting authority for the locating and relocation of telephone poles.

             DPW Director John Westerling attended and said that he will be meeting with Verizon regarding the relocation of the poles on June 4th.

              Ashland residents and Lions Club members Izzy Assencoa and Tony Minucci stopped by to pitch support for a renewed Hopkinton Lions; Hopkinton Lions Club was disbanded last August.

              They will hold an informational meeting at Carbone's on   May 29, 2014, 7:00 pm  Those wishing to attend, or to learn more about the Lions charitable causes — and there are many — may call Tony at 508-887-5064 or Hopkinton resident Jim Cerutti at 508-626-6653.

          The Selectmen approved two requests for liquor licenses for the Farmers Market on the common but something larger is looming over that event.

           Resident Beth Kelly inquired of the Building Inspector Michael Shepard of the legality of the Farmer's Market in respect to the zoning bylaws.

           On April 2, 2014, Mr. Shepard filed an official decision that the market fell under an exemption to a law that does not allow most businesses on the common.

           Mrs. Kelly, who lives at the corner across from the common at 5 Ash Street has appealed that decision to the Board of Appeals.  

           The Board of Appeals will hear Mrs. Kelly's Appeal on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 7:15 pm in Town Hall.

      Below are clips from the selectmen's meeting as well as a short clip from the weekend's Pops Concert.


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Triple Exposure?

May 20, 2014 — These geese could be mistaken for one goose in a triple exposure, but they are three different units flying over the Hopkinton Reservoir last week.
V is For...


May 20, 2014 — Do not be mistaken that communications specialist, former School Committee member and Charter Commission Chairperson Marie Eldridge is unclear in her message last night after viewing the election vote tally. This feisty school and library advocate is clearly overjoyed, displaying the Vs for victory, and not peace as some might want to believe.


Police Arrest/Incident Log - Updated May 20, 2014

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Arrest Log

Monday, May 19, 2014

12:43 am Sgt. John Porter arrested Anne C. Folkebrant, 20, of Teresa Road, Hopkinton, on West Main Street and charged her with Marked Lanes Violation and OUI Liquor.

Incident Log

Monday, May 19, 2014

9:28 pm The Upton Police Department reported a large tree across the roadway on West Main Street. Officer Philip Powers responded and dvised the DPW to  remove it.

8:00 pm Officer Stephen Buckley assisted a disabled tractor trailer unit on West Main Street.

6:51 pm A caller from Hayden Rowe Street complained about a vehicle.

6:44 pm A 911 caller from Hayden Rowe Street reported a motor vehicle accident without personal injury. Officer Philip Powers responded and wrote a report.

6:30 pm A 911 caller reported that a large object flew up off of the roadway on West Main Street and hit the back of her vehicle. Officer Philip Powers responded and checked the area for the object with a negative find.

5:10 pm Officer Philip Powers responded to an abandoned 911 call from Wood Street. On a call back the resident stated that there was a man locked out of his car. The operator was transported back to his residence.

3:39 pm Officer Matthew McNeil checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street.

3:38 pm A resident of Nazneen Circle reported an on-going issue with young children playing unsupervised in a parking lot and not wearing helmets while riding their bikes. Officer Philip Powers advised that kids were out playing but not in the parking lot and not on bikes.

3:14 pm A Proctor Street resident reported that their adult son had not been seen or heard from in several days. Officer Philip Powers responded and wrote a report.

1:51 pm A 911 caller from Pleasant Street reported that an individual was smoking marijuana in a motor vehicle in front of his house. Officer Thomas Griffin responded and spoke with the operator who was using an electronic cigarette.

5:47 am A detail officer reported that a construction vehicle hit a business sign on West Main Street. Officer Thomas Griffin responded to investigate.

12:18 am A detail officer reported that a motor vehicle was traveling eastbound in the westbound lane of West Main Street. Sgt. John Porter located the vehicle at a West Main Street gas station and subsequently arrested a 20 year-old female from Hopkinton and charged her with Marked Lanes Violation and OUI Liquor

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2014 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from May 12, 2014 - May 20, 2014
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13 Heartwood Way unit 127 Marie A. Quinn $675,820 May 19, 2014 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
8 Trevor Lane unit 4 Edward Mavashev $485,000 May 16, 2014 Jessica Hohn Cabana
20 West Elm Street Yiyong Tan, Haoyu Mao $686,000 May 16, 2014 Ding-Hwa Ho, Chin-Chun Fan
17 Frostpane Lane unit 60 Girish Cherkady, Vinaya P. Bantwal $465,675 May 13, 2014 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
Elizabeth Road Gerald P. Kazanjian, Jr., Katrina L. Kazanjian $135,000 May 12, 2014 New England Center for Children Inc.
265 America Boulevard unit D Kenneth Frank Smith $299,990 May 20, 2014 Bhagavath Pichikala, Sreelatha Pichikala
Annetta Road Parcel B1 Whitney Farm LLC $1,000 May 16, 2014 Robert P. Schiavi, Andrew E. Schiavi
24 Lyndon Lane James Michael Jardine, Nicole Marie Jardine $275,000 May 16, 2014 James L. Jardine, Elaine C. Jardine
1 Mountain Gate Road Susan Casalinova $234,900 May 16, 2014 Kimberly J. Rizzo, Anthony J. Rizzo
47 Donna Lee Lane Satish Mehta, Vijaya Mehta $420,000 May 13, 2014 Ann Marie Leip
9 Kenley Lane Robert P. Mackintire, Deborah L. Mackintire $880,000 May 15, 2014 Leslie S. Carley, Brendon Properties Deerfoot
Realty Trust
25 Lovers Lane Rajesh V. Kamath, Neeta Shenoy $849,000 May 15, 2014 Anthony E. Mirti, Ruth Frances Mirti
55 Edgewood Road Kevin M. Ryan, Ann M. Labrode $580,000 May 13, 2014 Andrew M. Taves, Julie L. Taves
160 Middle Road Yanming Wang $575,000 May 12, 2014 Edward J. MacDonald, Jr.
23 Francis Drive Timothy J. Moran, Jennifer A. Moran $600,000 May 20, 2014 Thomas Cuniff, Martha H. Cuniff
3 Knowlton Circle unit A Jason W. Zent $251,000 May 16, 2014 Janet Adams
30 Warren Street Emily L. Pflum $223,000 May 15, 2014 Twenty Eight Warren LLC
42 Pleasant Street Alfred C. Jordan, Lisa A. Jordan $265,000 May 14, 2014 Wayne R. Phipps, Nancy Phipps


Faith Community Church June 7th Fundraiser to Support
Youth Missions Trip to Philadelphia
HUGE Garage Sale/Plant Sale/Car Wash

HOPKINTON, MA -- (May 20, 2014) Faith Community Church’s Student Mission Team will host a Garage Sale/Plant Sale/Car Wash fundraiser on Saturday, June 7, from 8am - 2pm at Faith Community Church, 146 East Main Street, Hopkinton. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards this summer’s student mission trip to Philadelphia, the 5th largest city in the US, from June 29 - July 5.
The funds will support a team of 86 people (63 students and 23 leaders) who will travel to Philadelphia to work for four days, conducting vacation Bible School, coordinating block parties, serving at soup kitchens, supporting churches and food banks and more. Founded by William Penn 1682, Philadelphia is known as the city of brotherly love.

Throughout Philadelphia’s history the themes of freedom, justice, liberty, unity and equality for all reverberate. However, for many of the city’s current residents, these ideals are beyond their experience. Approximately 1.5 million people live inside the city limits, with another 3.6 million living in the greater metro area. An estimated 40% have some type of addiction, 30-40% live in poverty, over 7000 are homeless, 44% are unemployed, 50% drop out of high school, only 18% have a bachelors degree and the average SAT score is 800. In the midst of despair there is a hint of hope. The hope can be seen in a sandwich, a helping hand, and even a prayer.

Attendees to the sale are encouraged to bring their dirty cars with them, and then shop the garage sale and plant sale while members of the Student Mission Team wash their cars! Garage sale items at this sale typically include: furniture; toys; books; sporting equipment; house wares; collectibles; and decorative items. The sale will be held rain or shine inside the 30-car garage of Faith Community Church.

Faith Community Church of Hopkinton’s mission is to guide people to a deeper relationship with Christ and a greater love for others.


2,130 Voters Cast Ballots Out of About 9,000 Registered
• Under-ride Wins

• Library Debt Exclusion Wins
School Committee: Kelly Knight and Lori Nickerson Win

Above, an overjoyed Library Director Rownak Hussain, right, thanks Lindsay McDermott, a Library Foundation member, following the counting of the votes. In the background are Foundation members, from left, Laura Barry looking over the shoulder of Katie Principe.

May 19, 2014 — The only contested races in today's election were for two seats on the School Committee fought for by three people. The totals for those three are in the chart below, copied from an Excel worksheet just received from the Town Clerk as official results, which confirmed the unofficial results that reporters and politicians added up earlier from a posting on the wall of the gym. See the winners on HopNews HD Video below. In addition to the one contested race were two questions on the ballot, one to reduce property taxes, and another to fund the expansion of the Hopkinton Public Library. Each of them won.
             See the entire spreadsheet of all of the races, uncontested and contested, HERE. To see a video of the candidates and the campaign committees you haven't seen yet, choose the HD video below the spreadsheet.

For Three Years          
Blanks 203 228 220 169 820
KELLY J KNIGHT 365 283 280 302 1230
LORI M. NICKERSON 339 278 282 274 1173
FRANK E. SIVO 318 260 221 229 1028
Write In          
Scattered 3 5 3 2 13
1228 1054 1006 976 4264
BLANKS 49 49 46 39 183
YES 410 359 323 329 1421
NO 155 119 134 120 528
  614 527 503 488 2132
BLANKS 11 7 6 9 33
YES 394 312 338 319 1363
NO 209 208 159 160 736
  614 527 503 488 2132

HD Video below:


Annie May Schaefer, 89


Hopkinton- Annie May Schaefer, 89, of Hopkinton, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Mary Ann Morse Nursing Home in Natick. Born in Hopkinton, she was the daughter of the late Annie (Burnham) and George Wright. She was the wife of the late Arthur Schaefer.

She is survived by a sister-in-law, Elinor Wright, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews and good friends. She is predeceased by her siblings, Louisa Thompson, Charles, George, Walter, Joseph, and William Wright.

A graveside service will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Hopkinton on Wednesday, May 21st at 11:00a.m. Donations in her memory may be made to the Friends of Hopkinton Seniors, 28 Mayhew St. Hopkinton, MA 01748. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.

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Destination Knoxville

Hopkinton DI is making its way to Knoxville, TN, today – two teams, 14 of our kids representing Hopkinton and Massachusetts at the DI Global Finals in Knoxville, TN. I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who helped support these students and helped to get us there – our community, our family, our friends, and our schools.

While the two teams will be in Knoxville, TN, next week to attend the Destination Imagination Global Finals, we’ve decided to create a blog where we can post pictures and provide updates each day. Here is a link to the HOPKINTON DI BLOG: http://hopkintondi.blogspot.com/ There is even a section where a message can be sent to the teams (or the very tired team managers) to wish them luck - http://hopkintondi.blogspot.com/p/send-message-to-teams.html

We’d like to request that we get several organizations in Hopkinton to send a message to the teams wishing them luck this week and letting us know how proud this community is of their efforts.


Police Arrest/Incident Log - Updated May 19 2014

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  Arrest Log

Saturday, May 17, 2014

8:35 pm Officer William Burchard arrested Matthew James Leal, 33, of Hayden Rowe Street on Cross Street and charged him with Threatening to Commit a Crime and Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon.

Friday, May 16, 2014

8:22 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil arrested a 16 year-old juvenile and charged him with Possession of Liquor by a Person Under 21 and Assault and Battery.


Incident Log

Sunday, May 18, 2014

11:43 pm Sgt. John Porter assisted a MSP Trooper with a vehicle that crossed onto new pavement to make note in case any damage occurred.

10:58 pm A Wood Street caller complained about a barking dog, but all was quite upon arrival.

10:23 pm Checked an unoccupied vehicle on Wood Street.

6:42 pm Officer Matthew McNeil issued parking citations on Hayden Rowe Street.

6:20 pm An individual came to the dispatch window to complain of a phone scam.

6:13 pm Officer McNeil located an individual who a neighbor complained was riding an ATV, which will park for the evening.

5:28 pm Assisted the FD with an odor on Curtis Road.

2:46 pm A resident complained of parking issues inside the park on Hayden Rowe Street.

1:53 pm Observed a specific motor vehicle in the Ridge Road area, an area where discarded hypodermic needles have been found.

1:21 pm A Park Ranger at Hopkinton State Park reported a smash and grab larceny of a wallet from a vehicle. Prior to the incident, a white male, 6'1", possibly operating a black Honda Accord was seen in the area.

12:25 pm A dog reported found at this time and brought to Baypath Humane was reunited two hours later with its owner.

11:37 pm A caller reported vandalism on a Wood Street property.

9:05 am A caller reports finding hypodermic needles on Ridge Road.

8:03 am Caller reports dog running loose near the high school.

2:08 am After responding to report of a possibly intoxicate male yelling a vehicle occupants, Officer John Moran located an individual walking near EMC Park and transported him to his residence.

1:45 am Seeing a motor vehicle occupied on the short Church Place, Officer John Moran checked with the operator, who was calling a nearby home before going there.

1:44 am Checked on a motor vehicle on South Street.

1:31 am Officer Philip Powers checked on a complaint of a Grove Street resident who heard faint sounds of a woman crying for help, but was all quiet upn arrival.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

11:57 pm Checked a motor vehicle on the Loop Road.

11:54 pm Checked a motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street.

10:03 pm A responding officer to a complaint of kids running around St. Paul's Church heard no noise upon arrival, and the the caller requested a different officer.

10:23 pm Caller reports suspicious vehicle parked  on the side of the road with two teens in it.

10:15 pm A motor vehicle collided with a deer, but there was no damage and no injury to the occupant.
The status of the deer is not listed.

10:06 pm An ONSTAR activation on Route 495 was gone on the arrival of officers.

7:45 pm A caller reports seeing people near Echo Lake who appear to be going fishing. Officer William Burchard could not locate them. Echo Lake, a water supply in Hopkinton for the Town of Milford, is off-limits to recreational purposes. An individual's presence there is considered trespassing.

7:51  pm Officer Philip Powers arrested an individual on Cross Street for dangerous assault with a weapon.

7:40 pm A group of hikers reported returning to a vehicle and seeing broken glass, possibly from a BB gun.

7:08 pm A wandering dog on North Mill Street was restrained and soon reunited with its owner with the help of Animal Control Officer William Proctor.

3:39 pm Framingham PD found a wallet with an individual's Hopkinton address, and asked Hopkinton PD to notify said individual. It turns out, the individual moved to Framingham, and that PD was notified.

11:16 am The pull station was activated at the Woodville Fire Station.

6:42 am Roadway flooded on Wood Street due to plugged catch basin.

1:16 am Checked a motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street


Friday, May 16, 2014

11:56 pm Checked a motor vehicle on main Street.8:53 pm Assisted with a disabled motor vehicle on Grove Street.

8:51 pm A Hayden Rowe Street caller reported that a babysitter stole two gifts cards and an engagement ring, and later returned them.

8:11 pm A group of underage drinkers on Pendulum Pass were released to their parents.

7:33 pm An individual on Pendulum Pass alleges injuries from a physical attack following an argument. Refused medical treatment.

6:12 pm Citizen complained of American Flag dangling from a flagpole.

5:50 pm Holliston PD requested escort for 8 coach buses to Route 495.

3:30 pm Telecom worker found a bag of pills o North Street.

1:31 pm A caller reported someone following a teen, but upon arrival, the teen had not seen anyone.

1:00 pm A school zone flashing light is reported out.

12:39 pm Mass State Police advised of a disabled Motor vehicle on Route 495.

12:26 pm Officer Thomas Gorman advised almost being hit by a motor vehicle in the school zone.

11:43 am A two-car motor vehicle accident on Hayden Rowe Street resulted in no personal injury.

10:59 am Officer Gregg DeBoer saw no issues after investigating a complaint o traffic and parking on Hayden Rowe Street.

7:21 am A caller reports a wire down on West Main Street.



Musings from the Election Driveway

March 19, 2014 — The driveway leading into the polling place at the Middle School was well populated at noon, but only a few more than 500 people had voted by that time.





Tuesday, June 3, 2014

High School Library

7:00 – 9:00 PM


The Director of Student Services, Marijane Hackett and Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Cathy MacLeod will present an overview to explain the philosophy behind co-teaching.   As you may be aware, one of the instructional interventions that will be offered for students next year involves placement in a co-taught classroom.  The forum is intended to provide an opportunity to answer any questions you may have.


Cathy MacLeod, Superintendent of Schools


Gates of Eden

May 18, 2014 — Bloods Pond on South Mill Street has been a favorite for HopNews photos the last few days as illustrated by this photo taken from the street and facing the entrance to a special spot on a pond that is teeming with life.

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Swan Song


May 18,  2014 — The joyous sounds filling the ears and hearts of the audience today were not just a testament to the talent of Hopkinton's young musicians, but to Music Director of Hopkinton Schools, Steve Yavarow, who is retiring after 34 years in Hopkinton Public Schools.
      Besides the  more than two dozen popular pieces performed by the various ensembles gathered in the packed Athletic Center, "On 'Hopkinton'", a hymn written by William Billings in 1794, was arranged by Rob Hammerton for a special performance this afternoon in honor of Mr. Yavarow's retirement.


Precarious Crossing

May 18, 2014 — This bridge over Whitehall Brook brings the observer back to an early time, but it is likely for show only.



Editor's Note: The Letters to the Editor are officially closed at 8:00 am Sunday, May 18, 2014. In year's gone by, we randomly announced a cut-off, after warnings leading up to it, but this year was a little different. All three candidates for office asked, and so were told that the cut-off would be Friday, and as a result, we were flooded with letters from their supporters, as well as supporters of the library expansion, who apparently got the message second-hand.

The neighbors of the library did not ask, and so did not hear of the intended cut-off. To make matters worse, yours truly did not announce it to the public. And so, we do that now in presenting the last two letters, received late last night and early this morning.


Thank you to all who participated in this election season.



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