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Eagles Recognized


June 4, 2014 — Andrew Hayes & Ryan Fontaine received Proclamations from the Hopkinton Selectmen last evening.

Both young men had a double Eagle Court of Honor on May 31st.  Andrew's Eagle project was at the Hopkinton Housing Authority and Ryan's was at the Respite Center to complete their requirements for Eagle Scout.  The two are best friends who have been in scouts for 11yrs. Contributed.


Farmers Market to Sprout June 15, 2014

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hopkinton Common


HOPKINTON – Sunday, June 15th marks the opening of this summer’s Hopkinton Farmers Market.  The market will be open every Sunday from June 15th through October 19th from 1-5pm on the Town Common, giving residents of Hopkinton and surrounding towns a welcome green space to gather, visit with friends and buy their locally grown food for the week.



This year’s Farmers Market promises to be bigger and better than ever.  It will feature four fruit and vegetable farms, including Heirloom Harvest, Kelly’s Farm, The Pumpkin Farm, and Hopkinton’s own Long Life Farm.  Shady Pine Farm will again feature grass-fed beef, pork, lamb and free range eggs. 


Look for the return of many of your market favorites including Five Loaves Bakery, Narragansett Creamery cheeses, Vanderwalk Farm (fresh berries and blueberry wine), P.Y. LE Sweets, Little Beehive Farm, and Zoll Cellars winery.  New specialty food vendors this year will include Everything Jalapeno and NOT, Fox Hollow Pie Company, Woodville Maples (maple syrup), and Cookie Lady Treats.


Several artisans will also rotate through the market including Cave Studio Arts, Elsie Kay Glassworks, Kittredge Candles, Angel Hair Alpacas, as well as a selection of new artisans.


Each week, the Farmers Market will feature a children’s tent with a different activity, as well as a local community organization.  Opening day will feature a representative from Hopkinton Drug’s Health Series in the community tent, and Hopkinton based Love of Learning in the children’s tent.  Owner Jennifer Ferreyra’s mission is to encourage children to be life long learners and to help all children access curriculum utilizing hands-on activities.  She will have fun hands on activity for children to participate in as well as a free raffle where the winner will receive a free tutoring session.  After shopping, stay for the Summer Concert Series on the Common, which starts at 5pm.


The Hopkinton Farmers Market is sponsored by Hopkinton Drug, and Bartlett Electrical Services.  The market will again be offering the “plant a carrot” program, where local residents and businesses can support the market by purchasing a carrot for their garden or outdoor planter, and by popular request, this year there will be Hopkinton Farmers Market t-shirts, aprons, and grocery bags available for sale.  All proceeds will support the market, and Hopkinton Farmers Market scholarship fund for local high school seniors.


The Hopkinton Farmers Market seeks vendors based on the following criteria:

·         Strong preference for locally grown and locally produced crops and products.

·         A diverse mix of products, encouraging selection, vitality and freshness.

·         Preference for products produced organically or through environmentally responsible practices.

·         Preference for animal products that are sustainably raised or harvested and humanely handled and processed.

·         Preference for whole foods rather than highly processed foods.




Police Incident Log - Updated June 3, 2014

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   Incident Log
(No arrests this period)

Monday, June 1, 2014

10:12 pm A 911 caller from Wedgewood Drive reported that he was just assaulted by an person known to him. Three officers responded and spoke with the suspect and the victim.

8:07 pm A resident of Daniel Road reported that a motor vehicle had been parked on the side of her property for some time now. Officer Gregg DeBoer checked the area but could not locate the vehicle.

4:01 pm A caller from the State Park reported that her keys were locked in her vehicle. The Ashland Police Department was notified.

Photo from 2-car collision at Lumber and West Main Streets today.

Flying Under the Radar

June 3, 2014 — Be the first to identify the type of bird, the location, and the background in an email to Editor@HopNews.com and get a check for $25.

WINNER: Beth-Ann Reynolds, whose letter was received at 7:37 pm.


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2014 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from May 28, 2014 - June 3, 2014
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
38 Parker Point Road Yoshiyuki Mochida, Hiromi Mochida $418,000 June 3, 2014 Central Mass Remodeling LLC
79 Hayward Street Craig D. Bolstad $125,000 June 3, 2014 Charlotte Sprague Natyniak, Ralph L. Sprague, et al
33 Smith Road Homer Clinton Vaughan $847,500 June 3, 2014 Dana J. Iacovelli, Julie F. Iacovelli
East Main Street Hopkinton Retirement Residence LLC $2,150,000 June 2, 2014 Legacy Farms LLC
20 Overlook Road Bashar Zyoud $1,200,000 June 2, 2014 Jan Aggerbeck, Pamela S. Aggerbeck
44 Huckleberry Road Brian W. Duran, Catherine Duran $649,900 June 2, 2014 Stephen P. Grosso, Kathleen M. Grosso
13 Wescott Drive Hitendra R. Patel, Ekta H. Patel $1,732,000 June 2, 2014 Sohail Masood
3 South Mill Street Charles F. Salyards, Wende M. Salyards $1,410,000 May 30, 2014 Douglas G. DeWolfe, Karen N. DeWolfe
105 Fruit Street Ryan Baker, Joleen Baker $550,000 May 30, 2014 Richard N. Warren, Laure C. Warren
3 Clydesdale Lane Melissa R. August $770,000 May 30, 2014 Michael P. Casasanta, Donna M. Casasanta
Legacy Farms Road, Clinton Street Pulte Homes of New England LLC $5,920,039 May 30, 2014 Legacy Farms LLC
2 Grandview Drive unit 15 Trinadh Rongali, Parvathi, Rongali $600,000 May 30, 2014 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
209 Winter Street Paul G. Greenstein, Maria Ortyshova $583,900 May 30, 2014 Susan C. Gonzalez
7 Turnbridge Lane unit 19C David Simpson, Nicole Telleri $270,000 May 30, 2014 James A. Godinho, Amy L. Godinho
3 Jackson Street Jianming Ye, Jinxian Xing $778,000 May 29, 2014 Thomas J. Martin, Renee J. Martin
31 Lakeshore Drive Susan Auble $370,000 May 29, 2014 Scott D. Bellerose, Kimberly B. Bellerose
200 Lumber Street Jason R. Castonguay, Alyssa D. Castonguay $699,900 May 28, 2014 South Mill Street LLC
373 America Boulevard unit B Dean Greco $260,000 June 2, 2014 Matthew L. Jacobson
151-153 High Street Brendan Burke $407,500 June 2, 2014 Maureen T. Place
37 Bay Colony Drive Michael Berard, Suzanne Carroll $304,500 May 30, 2014 Bernice E. Scherb, Virginia A. Skinner, James F.
Munroe, Martha V. Munroe, Munroe Living Trust
399 Captain Eames Circle unit 31A Sergey Y. Yeselkov, Natalie G. Shchukina $316,000 May 30, 2014 Andrew J. Cray, Anne V. Cray
10 Wadsworth Road Daniel J. Picciano, Mimi E. Picciano $560,000 May 30, 2014 Douglas J. Colson, Tarryn S. Colson
141 Leland Farm Road unit D Megan K. Guidette $231,000 May 30, 2014 Luis K. Cook, MacDonald Katherine Isabel Est
89 Arrowhead Circle unit C Alexey Leshiner, Dina Leshiner $345,000 May 30, 2014 Glen J. Davanzo-Legault, Linda D. Legault
25 Sherborne Circle Sean E. Fleming, Lorraine M. Fleming $450,000 May 30, 2014 Randy Zipse, Terri Zipse
25 Holly Lane Kara Gilman $398,500 May 30, 2014 John F. Burke, Virginia M. Burke
99 Woodland Road Yaneth S. Patrocinio, Cleiton S. Patrocinio $320,000 May 30, 2014 Virginia A. Peterson
265 Pleasant Street Thomas F. Bradshaw, Mary A. Bradshaw $248,400 May 30, 2014 Lorraine M. Fleming, Sean E. Fleming
220 Oregon Road Michael Cai, Diana Lee $350,000 May 29, 2014 Patricia M. Navin
153 Cordaville Road Lauryn M. Christiansen, Daniel S. Shapira $371,000 May 29, 2014 Todd Bellemare, Andrea Bellemare
24 Southwood Drive unit 29 Pradeep Pillai, Meenal Mutha Pillai $630,000 June 2, 2014 Luis Tiant, Maria R. Tiant
7 Metcalf Lane Jeannette M. Mitchell, James E. Mitchell $1,365,000 June 2, 2014 Trask Inc.
37 Carriage Hill Circle unit 37 Patrick L. Egan $572,500 June 2, 2014 Domenic Dinardo
9A Ashley Road Stephen E. Lane $850,000 May 29, 2014 W. Hampton Smith, Holly E. Smith
81 Southville Road Mark D. Silverstein, Carolyn Silverstein $381,000 May 28, 2014 Brent S. Ferguson, Doreen A. Ferguson
17 Hartford Avenue North Rachel M. Sizer $259,900 May 30, 2014 John P. O'Connor, Kelly A. O'Connor
2 Henry's Path Kian A. Tajiani, Tracie L. Tajiani $430,000 May 30, 2014 Judith L. Lifrieri
39 Walnut Street Thomas Irving Hale $409,900 May 29, 2014 Robert E. Mielinski, Donna R. Mielinski
29 Orchard Street Takashi Tsuchiya, Brenda Tsuchiya $465,000 May 29, 2014 Francis James Butler, Laurie M. Butler
99 Ridge Road Adam T. Boyle, Jessica E. Donatelli, James A. Donatelli $398,100 May 29, 2014 Carl Krager, Carol Krager



Please read the letter from School Resource Officer Philip Powers below, and read a Q&A about parental responsibility and liability, HERE.

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Ed the Wizard at the Library


Ed the Wizard and his Alchemy Laboratory will appear at the Hopkinton Public Library on Thursday, 26 June 2014 at 3:00 p.m.  Library patrons will learn, and help perform, magical transfigurations, vanishes, and other amazing feats using everyday household items. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Hopkinton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.”  This program is free and open to the public.


It's Official!

June 3, 2014 — According to a press release from the campaign of Hopkinton resident Brian Herr, he submitted to the Secretary of the Commonwealth yesterday enough signatures to secure a place on the November ballot as the Republican candidate for U. S. Senator from Massachusetts.
       Mr. Herr is a veteran of Hopkinton town politics, having served on the Planning Board as well as the Board of Selectmen. He also served as the chairman of the Metrowest Anti Casino Coalition.


State Police Investigate Fatal Crash in Milford

June 2, 2014 — This afternoon at approximately 3:58 p.m., troopers from the Millbury Barracks responded to reports of a single vehicle, motorcycle crash on Interstate 495 Southbound, prior to Exit 19 (Route 109) in Milford.  Initial reports reported that the operator of a motorcycle, a 2010 Harley Davidson, for reasons still under investigation, had lost control and crashed the motorcycle, coming to rest in the middle travel lane.


The motorcycle operator, a 51-year-old male from Weare, New Hampshire, was transported to Milford Medical Center by the Milford Fire/EMS Departments where he was determined to be deceased as a result of the injuries sustained from the crash.


The left and middle travel lanes were closed for the investigation until approximately 5:30 p.m.  There is currently over a 9-mile backup.


The remaining facts and circumstances of the crash are currently under investigation by troopers from the State Police Millbury Barracks.  State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section (CARS), State Police Crime Scene Services Section (CSSS), Milford Fire/EMS Departments, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation assisted at the scene.


Police Arrest/Incident Log - Updated June 2, 2014

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Sunday, June 1, 2014
12:44 am
Officer John Moran arrested Luis Adolfo Saeteros Zamora, 25, of East Main Street, Milford, on South Street and charged him with Marked Lanes Violation, Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Oversize Motor Vehicle, Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, OUI Liquor and Drinking Alcohol From an Open Container in a Motor Vehicle.

Friday, May 30, 2014
10:48 am
Officer Stephen Buckley arrested Bradley A. Nagel, 50, of Hawthorne Lane, Hopkinton, on Hawthorne Lane and charged him with Assault and Battery.

Incident Log
Monday, June 2, 2014
2:11 pm
An Eastview Road resident reported being locked out of her house. The Fire Department responded to assist.
1:26 pm Officer Stephen Buckley assisted with a motor vehicle accident without personal injury on West Main Street.
12:52 pm A caller reported a man with his clothes off in his vehicle on South Street. Four officers responded and spoke with the individual.
12:30 pm Lieutenant Charles Wallace checked a motor vehicle on Prestwick Drive.
11:35 am A walk-in reported a large pot hole in the roadway on Ash Street. Officer Patrick O'Brien checked the area with a negative find.
11:37 am Two officers checked and spoke with an individual at a residence on John Matthew Road.
11:19 am Officer Stephen Buckley assisted a disabled motor vehicle on South Street.
8:08 am A caller complained about a vehicle parked on Cedar Street. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and advised that the vehicle was gone upon his arrival.
8:22 am A caller reported a motor vehicle accident without personal injury on West Main Street. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and wrote a report.
6:30 am Officer Jacob Campbell assisted a disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street.
3:11 am Officer Jacob Campbell checked a parked motor vehicle on West Main Street.
12:07 am Officer Linda Higgins checked vehicles that were parked in the front lot of the High School

Sunday, June 1, 2014
6:29 pm
A passing motorist reported a disabled motor vehicle on Wood Street. The vehicle was gone upon the officers arrival.
4:12 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Gregg DeBoer regarding his car window being shot out while parked on Deer Run.
2:58 pm A pedestrian reported a fire alarm going off inside of a house on Hayden Rowe Street. The Fire Department was notified and responded.
12:03 pm A 911 caller reported that his wife was missing and was involved with a resident of Agawam. The Agawam Police Department was contacted and advised that all was fine and no one was missing.
11:25 am Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with a Wood Street resident regarding unregistered motor vehicles.
2:01 am Officer Jacob Campbell spoke with a cyclist on Grove Street who stated that he was out with friends and was heading home.
12:49 am There was a third-hand report of an underage drinking party with twenty cars in the driveway at a residence on Priscilla Road. Sgt. Michael Sutton checked the area and advised that he could not locate any party.
12:41 am A resident Street reported a large bonfire on Walcott Street. Sgt. Michael Sutton responded and advised that it was just a small cooking fire.
12:24 am Officer John Moran stopped a motor vehicle on South Street and subsequently arrested a 25 year-old male from Milford and charged him with Marked Lanes Violation, Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Oversize Motor Vehicle, Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, OUI Liquor and Drinking Alcohol From an Open Container in a Motor Vehicle.

Saturday, May 31, 2014
11:36 pm
 Sgt. Michael Sutton checked a motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street.
11:27 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer John Moran regarding a vehicle that traveled down the wrong way on Davis Road.
10:48 pm A 911 call reported a rollover motor vehicle accident on the Mass Pike eastbound. The Fire Department and State Police were notified and responded.
4:15 pm A caller reported that a construction crew was still working at the site on South Mill Street. Officer Philip Powers responded and advised that they were leaving upon his arrival.
3:19 pm A resident of Walker Street complained about a barking dog. Officer William Burchard responded but did not hear any barking dog.
2:48 pm A caller reported that vehicles were being washed on South Street. Security were advised of the situation.
12:25 pm A 911 caller reported a two car motor vehicle accident without personal injury on Winter Street. Officer Thomas Griffin responded to assist.
9:38 am Officer David Shane responded to a motor vehicle accident without personal injury on Saddle Hill Road.
7:49 am A 911 caller from Hayden Rowe Street reported a overnight breaking and entering. Two officers responded to write a report.
7:17 am Two callers reported outside construction in violation of town by-laws on South Mill Street. Officer Thomas Griffin responded and spoke with the crew.
6:13 am Two caller reported a fallen tree that was hanging on wires on Cross Street. The electrical company was notified.
1:16 am Officer John Moran checked a motor vehicle on West Main Street.

Friday, May 30, 2014
10:50 pm
A caller reported a tree down across the roadway on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer Philip Powers responded and advised the Highway Department to remove it.
6:00 pm A Hayden Rowe Street resident reported an on-going issue with vehicles speeding in the area between 2:30pm and 6:00pm. The caller advised that officers could use his driveway to run extra radar patrols and requested the use of a speed sign in the area.
6:10 pm There were multiple calls for a female dancing in the middle of Main Street. Officer Philip Powers responded and spoke with the individual.
5:27 pm The Fire Department responded to Wood Street for a report of a strong odor of natural gas.
4:39 pm A resident of Winter Street reported that an antique fly fishing rod was stolen from his residence. Officer William Burchard spoke with the resident and took a report.
3:43 pm A caller reported that a Jeep lost a wheel on Lumber Street. Officer William Burchard responded but could not locate the disabled motor vehicle.
3:20 pm A walk-in complained about a construction crew on South Mill Street working outside of the town by-law hours.
2:44 pm An Eastview Road resident reported that her ex-boyfriend threw trash all over her yard.
2:42 pm Officer Philip Powers responded to assist with a motor vehicle that hit a deer on West Main Street.
2:19 pm An employee reported a suspicious male wandering around the rear of Center School. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and spoke with a person who was rock hunting.
1:19 pm A walk-in from Hidden Brick Road spoke with Officer Aaron O'Neil regarding a speeding complaint in the neighborhood.
12:45 pm Officer David Shane responded to a two car motor vehicle accident without personal injury on Woo Street.
9:40 am A 911 caller from Hawthorne Lane reported that a domestic assault occurred and her husband left the scene in his motor vehicle. Two officers responded and subsequently arrested a 50 year-old male from Hopkinton and charged him with Assault and Battery.
8:38 am A motorist reported an injured turkey on Route 495. The State Police were notified.
7:38 am A caller reported that a truck took down residents electrical service on Nebraska Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and advised the electrical company to respond.
3:36 am A caller reported that a person was working on a utility box on Alprilla Farm Road. Officer John Moran responded and confirmed that it was a cable company working on the box.
2:38 am Sgt. Scott vanRaalten checked a motor vehicle on Saddle Hill Road.
12:53 am Officer John Moran checked and spoke with two individuals on Rafferty Road.
12:18 am Officer John Moran check a motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street.


Shooting Stars win second tournament this spring.

The team has played together for 3 years capturing 7 tournament championships, a league championship and advancing to the sweet 16 in the 8th grade national AAU tournament in Orlando this past July, compiling a record of 110 wins and 44 losses.
Players pictured top row Shane Clancy, Austin Odell, Jack DiConza, AJ Nowak, Cole Stairs and Mikey Karlis bottom row Nick Stanley, Jon Simmer, Jack Scheman and Matt Chin not pictured Isaac Stilwell. Contributed content.


With Honor

June 2, 2014 — Several dozen motorcycles and automobiles led the way through Hopkinton this morning to Lakeview Cemetery in Upton for the burial of retired Southborough Police Sgt. Charles "Ray" O'Connell.


Janice Dwinnell Greenwood, 51

Janice Dwinnell Greenwood, 51, of Hopkinton, MA passed peacefully, surrounded by family at her sister and parent's home in Upton on May 28, 2014 due to complications with a terminal illness. She was born March 8,1963 and grew up in Hopkinton.

Janice is survived by her loving son Jason Dunton of Concord, CA; her best friend, Kevin Greenwood of Billerica; her parents, June Ranlett of Hopkinton, Clarence "Red" Dwinnell and Maureen L. Dwinnell of Upton; her siblings, Richard Dwinnell and wife Cheri Dwinnell of Raymond, ME, Ronald Dwinnell and wife Eileen Dwinnell of San Clemente, CA and Butler County PA, Kelleigh Parker of Lincoln, RI, Cyndi Dwinnell Dionne and husband James M. Dionne of Milford, Jennifer L. Dwinnell of Upton, and many loving nieces, nephews and close friends. Janice is predeceased by her parent Chester Ranlett who passed May 20, 2008, her brother, Randall Dwinnell who passed October 13, 1978 and also her beloved companion Honey.

Janice was truly a unique soul, giving up material comforts to travel the world to study dance, religion, art and writing. She wanted to have a true sense of community, and a positive influence on people's lives. She traveled to many places in Europe and South America. Mexico was her love, living amongst the indigenous people, teaching young children and women English. She danced at Myan temples to help bring together community. She always said she met the most amazing people in Mexico, 
people who did not have any luxuries but were rich with love, family, and a sense of community. Janice will be missed by many around the world. She has touched so many lives, and taught us all something that will carry us for a lifetime. I love you, my beautiful, free spirited sister. I will see you again one day, and together we will dance along the light of day.

Janice's Celebration of Life will be held on June 22, 2014 at Pout Rock on Lake Whitehall in Hopkinton, MA. Then followed by a luncheon at the Woodville Rod and Gun Club. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com

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Marjorie A. (McLaughlin) Keller, 92

HOPKINTON - Marjorie A. (McLaughlin) Keller, 92, passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014 at Milford Regional Medical Center.  Born in Medford, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Agnes (Coyne) McLaughlin.  She was a longtime Hopkinton resident.


She was a graduate of Stoneham High School and Emmanuel College.  She worked for over 35 years at the Fabric Place in Framingham and was a communicant of St. John's Church in Hopkinton.

She was the wife of the late Thomas F. Keller who passed away in 2008.  She is survived by her daughters Jane Leathers and her husband Charles of Melbourne, FL, Susan Lukey and her husband Skip of Hopkinton, Wendy Grass of Hopkinton and Mary Keller of Plainfield, NJ.  She also leaves 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  She is predeceased by her brother James McLaughlin and her sister Virginia McLaughlin.


A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist, 20 Church Street.  There are no calling hours.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton.

Donations in Marjorie's name may be given to St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton, MA  01748.


Note From Afar

June 2, 2014 — Retired Hopkinton resident John Collins shares a photo, which couldn't be better if it had been posed, from Zion National Park, as he travels across the Southwest.



Education Foundation Steps Up

Hopkinton Education Foundation awarded two grants at the Hopkins School on Friday. The grant ‘Plug, Play and Code with Kano Kits’ was awarded to technology teacher Stephanie Doty. This grant was named the EMC Grant for Mathematics and Science. Pictured are EMC representative, Helene Horan, grant recipient, Stephanie Doty, and Chair of the Ed Foundation Grants Committee, Jen Breslin. Also awarded at Hopkins was a ‘Glass Fusion and Slumping’ grant for a glass kiln to art teacher, Kelly DaRosa. This grant was named the Stephen Gray Innovation Grant.

Paddle Power

June 1, 2014 — Donald Mace, equipped for fishing, taking photographs, gauging depth, and determining GPS coordinates, churns up some Lake Whitehall water today as he paddles forcefully toward a deeper area on the southern end of the lake.


Great Day for It

June 1, 2014 — Woodville resident Steve McCarthy looks back at the progress of his six year-old son Thomas and a friend (off-camera) while crossing the Lake Whitehall Dam this afternoon.


State Police Assisting with Plane Crash at Hanscom Airfield - 7 People killed

June 1, 2014 — The State Police are currently assisting at the plane crash scene at Hanscom Airfield in Bedford.  The State Police has sent troopers from Troop F for scene security, Air Wing for aerial photographs and coverage, State Fire Marshal’s Office, Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section (CARS), Dive Team to search a body of water for any articles from the wreckage, Crime Scene Services Section (CSSS) and Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

The troopers assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office are assisting the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) with the investigation.  Any information regarding the crash circumstances or victim information, will come from either the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office or the NTSB.

Also assisting on scene is MassPort, FBI, Bedford Police, Fire & EMS Departments. ~ State Police News Release

According to a photo posted by Channel 7 and other accounts, the N-Number of the aircraftis 121JM. It is registered to SK Travel, LLC out of Raleigh, NC, according to FAA.gov.

Among the dead, according to several reports and Philly.com, is co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Lewis Katz.

Sparse Sunlight

May 31, 2014 — Bloods Pond on South Mill Street had almost no rocks vacant of turtles today as pent up demand for sunlight brought them all above the surface.

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May 31, 2014 — Very nice job on the new sign!


New Cover Photo?

May 31, 2014 — If we knew the phone-ographer at the bow, we could check out her facebook to see how the photo of the dog came out.


Women's Track &Field

Bolick Named to Capital One Academic All-District 2 First Team for Connecticut College 


NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College junior Kim Bolick of Hopkinton, Mass. has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District 2 First Team in Cross Country/Track & Field in Division III as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).


Bolick has qualified for the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship in each of the past two seasons.


At the 2013 Championship in Naperville, Ill., Bolick placed 13th in the mile with a time of 5:02.33.


Bolick will permanently have her named inked in the Connecticut College annals as the first women’s track & field distance runner to run a sub five minute mile. She holds the school record with a time of 4:59.34.


This March at the NCAA Championship in Lincoln, Neb., Bolick joined forces with teammates Amanda Jacobsen (Stafford Springs, Conn.), Bella Franz (Water Mill, N.Y.) and Caroline Leonard (Hingham, Mass.) to finish in 10th place in the distance medley relay, running the anchor leg for the Camels.

Bolick has garnered All-Eastern College Athletic Conference honors in the mile during each of the past two seasons.

She has earned All-New England (D. 1, 2, 3) recognition in the 1000 meters and the distance medley relay.

Bolick has been feted as an All-New England Division III performer in the 10000 meters, the mile and the 4x800 meter relay.

Bolick holds or shares school records in four events: the 1000 meters (2:57.65), the mile (4:59.34), the 4x800 meter relay (9:27:07) and the distance medley relay (11:54.79). She ran the anchor leg on both of the record setting relays. 

Bolick competes for the nationally recognized Camel sailing program in the fall and spring seasons as a starting crew.


She will be traveling to St. Mary’s City, Md. to compete in the 79th Annual Intercollegiate Sailing Association/Gill National Dinghy Championship this week.


In the classroom as a biology major, Bolick has been honored by the United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association as a 2013 All-Academic performer.


Bolick has been named to the NESCAC All-Academic Team on four occasions.

That Was a Beautiful Alero

May 31, 2014 — It appears, in this contributed photo, that someone tried to go around a moving trash hauling truck on Winter Street, but may have forgotten that the driver's  best view is from his seat, which is on the right side, the curb side, in this type of truck. The red vehicle is an Oldsmobile Alero, which went out of production, along with the entire line of Oldsmobiles, ten years ago.


BeFree at Golden Pond

May 30, 2014 — BeFree, a group of young Hopkinton High School students who aspire to be free of alcohol and drugs, spent their afternoon today entertaining residents of Golden Pond Assisted Living facility at 50 West Main Street, who were very appreciative.


Choose the graphic below to see some truly outstanding performances by these youngsters:


Straight Line

May 30, 2014 — While waiting for a family member to arrive to take her home, the lead runner above decided to dance among the rush hour traffic along the yellow line on Main Street. Above, Officer Philip Powers tries to protect her and the public, and catch up with her at the same time.


Speranza Garners All-NESCAC Honors for Connecticut College


NEW LONDON, Conn.--Sophomore Anne Speranza of Hopkinton, Mass. has been named to the All-New England Conference Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Women’s Rowing Second  Team for Connecticut College.

Speranza and the members of the Camels’ varsity four boat won a bronze medal with their third place showing at the New England Rowing Championship May 3.


Speranza has also contributed to the Connecticut College four boats at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta in each of her first two seasons on the water for the Camels.


In her rookie season, the Camels placed 13th out of 38 teams on the Charles River with a time of 20:02.


“Annie Speranza has been a major contributor to the program over the past two years,” Connecticut College Head Women’s Rowing Coach Eva Kovach said.  “As a first year and sophomore she assumed the role of stroke of the varsity boats - both the first four and first eight.  She is a talented athlete and a dedicated teammate.  Above all, it is clear Annie loves the sport of rowing, the demands of training for the sport as well as the internal and external competition of the sport.  She deserves to be honored as an All-NESCAC Student-Athlete for her commitment to the sport and our program.”  


Speranza carries a major in biology to go with a minor in Spanish.


Off the water, Speranza is a contributing member of the Connecticut College Pre-Health Club. She also sings in the Gospel Choir.


Speranza is also a member of Oceana. The group advocates for ocean health and the responsible use of marine resources by hosting film screenings, speaker events, and beach cleanups and other collaborative restoration projects with local non-profit groups to raise awareness of marine issues.


Police Arrest/Incident Log - Updated May 29, 2014

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Incident Log (No Arrests)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

11:48 pm Officer John Moran stopped a motor vehicle that came out from Loop Road and subsequently seized a quantity of hash from the operator.

11:44 pm Officer John Moran checked a parked motor vehicle by the tennis courts on Hayden Rowe Street.

10:12 pm Sgt. Michael Sutton assisted the owner of two horses with returning them back to their corrals on East Main Street.

9:31 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil opened a secured gate to let a vehicle out on Fruit Street.

7:19 pm A caller reported the use of heavy construction equipment at a new development on South Mill Street. Officer William Burchard responded and advised the construction crew of the town by-law.

6:35 pm A Greenwood Road resident reported seeing a suspicious motor vehicle parked at the end of the street multiple times this week. The caller also stated seeing this vehicle last fall and filing a report. Officer William Burchard responded and checked the area with a negative find.

5:47 pm A caller from Main Street reported receiving a weird telephone call from a Hopkinton number stating that there was an issue with her credit card. She then googled the number and stated it was registered to a different person. Sgt. Michael Sutton responded to write a report.

5:29 pm A resident reported vehicles parked along the side of Granite Street on the grass. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and spoke with the operators who left the area.

5:02 pm A resident of Walcott Street reported that a neighbor was working on a vehicle, peeling the car wheels and making a lot of noise. Officer William Burchard spoke with the neighbor who stated that it would not happen again.

10:13 am A walk-in spoke with Officer Gregg DeBoer regarding fraud.

9:12 am The State Police reported a motor vehicle accident without personal injury on West Main Street. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and wrote a report.

8:34 am The Upton Police Department reported that a landscape truck and trailer was causing a traffic issue on School Street. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded but the vehicle was gone upon his arrival.

7:31 am Officer Gregg DeBoer assisted a disabled motor vehicle that ran out of gas on South Street.

7:06 am A caller reported a three car motor vehicle accident without personal injury on West Main Street. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and wrote a report.

12:22 am A resident of Maple Avenue reported a past larceny in Upton. The message was relayed to the Upton Police Department.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

8:40 pm A Stagecoach Way resident reported a suspicious motor vehicle at their house multiple times and that the doors were found to be unlocked. Officer William Burchard responded to write a report.

5:55 pm There were multiple reports of debris in the middle of the roadway on Route 495 north. The State Police were notified.

5:30 pm A caller reported that an individual was in a West Main Street store yelling at an employee then speed away in their vehicle at a high rate of speed.

5:08 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil assisted a disabled motor vehicle on Saddle Hill Road.

1:13 pm Detective Timothy Brennan assisted another agency on Downey Street.

8:55 am A 911 caller from Hayden Rowe Street reported coming home to find a suspicious van in her driveway and having a verbal confrontation with the operator. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and spoke with the operator who was a contractor working at a neighbors house.

8:44 am Officer Patrick O'Brien assisted the Fire Department with a fire alarm activation on School Street




Hopkinton Principal Finalist in Northboro/Southboro


Mr. Martineau announced today that he is a finalist for the position of Assistant Superintendent for the Northborough-Southborough Public Schools.  Although he continues to enjoy his work in Hopkinton, this career opportunity was one that he felt compelled to explore given the proximity to his home. We wish Mr. Martineau well in the process and congratulate him for this exciting career opportunity.


Cathy MacLeod

Superintendent of Schools


Students at Mass Academy of Math and Science Garner Awards at International Science Competition

Research Targets Cancer Cells, Food Additive, and Computer Science


WORCESTER, Mass. – May 30, 2014 – Three students at the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at WPI took their already-prize-winning research to the next level earlier this month, earning awards at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles.


Jesse Michel, a junior from Hopkinton (contributed photo), was awarded second place; Akshayaa Chittibabu, a junior from Westford, took third place; and Gregory Konar, a senior from Marlborough, earned a scholarship at ISEF, which recognizes innovative research by high school students, worldwide. The three students earned a spot to compete at ISEF by winning at other science competitions, including the Worcester Regional Science and Engineering Fair at WPI, held in March, and the Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair, held this month at MIT.


At ISEF, Michel won $1,500 for his research involving a model to explore a theoretical number system using base 1.5. This model has extensions that can be used in computer science applications, which he will pursue next year. He was taken aback by the award. “I didn’t expect it. I was doing what I like, which is math, and it ended up being appreciated,” he said.

Chittibabu was awarded $1,000 for research on the food additive carrageenan and its effects on blastemal cell growth and development. Konar garnered a $15,000 scholarship for research involving cancer cells. His goal was to design a better way to visualize the differentiation of these cells. He developed a method for using a protein receptor that fluoresced, allowing cancer cells to be identified and located, which could help determine a cancer’s progression, including metastasis.


Michael Barney, director of the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at WPI, said an integral part of the Academy’s curriculum is having students develop strong research skills. The Academy’s class titled STEM1 (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), for example, teaches students the many steps involved in conducting research and how to think like scientists, engineers, and mathematicians. 


“This is what 21st Century learning is all about,” Barney said. “Research is a vital skill that students use as they continue on with their education. At the Massachusetts Academy for Math and Science, we fully prepare students to meet this challenge.” Press Release from WPI.




Saint John Rummage Sale


St. John's Parish will have a fabulous rummage sale June 25th, 26th, and 27th.  Donations for the sale can be brought to the Church Hall beginning on Monday June 2nd from 9:00 to 5:00  each day. There will be clothing, furniture, toys, household items, books, crafts, electronics and sporting equipment.  The sale will run from 9:30 to 7:30  each day.

Personal Services 




A contractor working for the Town of Hopkinton in preparation for street resurfacing will be installing asphalt shim work on Friday May 30th, Monday June 2nd and Tuesday June 3rd. from 7am-5pm on the following streets.


Pond St – Spring St to School St.

Hill St – Spring St to the Westboro town line.

Saddle Hill Rd – Daniel Shays Rd (S) to 500’ North of Edge Hill Rd.

College St – Hayden Rowe St to the Holliston town line.


One lane of traffic will be open at all times but expect delays and seek alternate routes if possible.


Thank you,


Mike Mansir

Hopkinton Highway Manager

Unsung Hero

     photo from left to right: Richard Rosenberg, Senator Karen Spilka, Abbie Rosenberg,  Representative Carolyn Dykema

Richard Rosenberg, Senator Karen Spilka, Abbie Rosenberg,  Representative Carolyn Dykema


Boston, MA – May 30, 2014 — Yesterday at the State House Hopkinton resident Abbie B. Rosenberg was named a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2014 class of Unsung Heroines. 


“I am so glad for this opportunity to be able recognize Abbie for all the work she does in Hopkinton,” said Representative Carolyn Dykema, who nominated Abbie for the award.  “Her tireless organization of the Timlin Road Race and inclusion of local groups in the event is exemplary, and today’s ceremony is a special opportunity to say thank you.”


“Abbie Rosenberg is a true Unsung Heroine in our community, working tirelessly to raise money for an important cause and making a major difference in the lives of so many ALS patients and family members,” said Senator Karen Spilka. “Abbie and the other 2014 Unsung Heroines make invaluable contributions every day in MetroWest and state-wide, and I was proud to honor such an impressive group of women at the State House today.”


The founder and co-director of the Timlin Road Race, Abbie is a model for the planning and execution of a town-wide event. Her ability to recruit both sponsors and volunteers, collaboration with town departments, and attention to detail make the race run as smoothly as possible each year, although the true success of the race is the passion put into it. Both the participants and the volunteers are outstandingly enthusiastic, all thanks to the Abbie’s endless energy.


The Timlin Road Race began in 2004 and has raised over $1 million for ALS research. The race was inspired by Abbie’s good friend George Mazareas, who was diagnosed with ALS. The funds raised from the race are directed through the Angel Fund to support research conducted by Dr. Brown and his team at the Cecil B. Day Laboratory at UMass Medical School.


Abbie shows a lifelong commitment to volunteerism and is a guiding example for how we can make our community a better place to live.

The Timlin Road Race will be held on Saturday June 21st at Hopkinton High School. The race is 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) and registration to both run and volunteer is online. To sign up or get more information, visit http://sharontimlinrace.org/ .

LMPA Meeting Postponed
We are postponing the General Meeting, which was going to be held on Saturday, May 31 to Wednesday, June 18, location to be determined.
Fishing Derby is still on, weigh in at 2pm on Sandy Beach


The Train Kept-A Rollin'

May 30, 2014 — This train, however, does not keep rolling all by itself. To activate this train feature behind Weston Nurseries Garden Center, walk past to the right of the feature, and push one of two buttons designated for upper and lower tracks on the side of the building.

Force Diminished

May 30, 2014 — This spillway at Hopkinton Reservoir, by its very nature of a series of small falls, takes the major force out of what would otherwise be a 50-foot vertical drop. It was photographed Thursday in High Dynamic Range.


Police Arrest/Incident Log - Updated May 29, 2014

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Incident Log (No arrests)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

8:40 pm A Stagecoach Way caller was concerned about a suspicious vehicle visiting a house multiple times, a house that turned out to be unlocked.

5:55 pm Received multiple calls of road debris on Route 495. Mass State Police responded.

5:30 pm A caller complained that an individual in a West Main Street store was yelling at an employee, and then got into a vehicle and sped away.

5:08 pm Disabled vehicle on Saddle Hill Road. AAA on the way.

1:13 pm Detective Timothy Brennan and Officer Patrick O'Brien assisted another agency on Downey Street.

8:55 am A Hayden Rowe Street resident found a suspicious van in her driveway and had a verbal confrontation with the driver. After a short investigation, Officer Aaron O'Neil determined the man was working at  a neighbor's home.


Innovation Grants for 2014-2015 Announced

The Education Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of its 2014-2015 grant awards for innovation in education. Four grants totaling $23,410 are being made to educators at Hopkinton schools. 
'Foundations in Engineering': Center School educator Lauren Dubeau will use this $5,833 grant to help build a foundation for kindergarten and first-grade students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Students will work with different 'Engineering is Elementary' curriculum units throughout the year, culminating in the transformation of the school's gymnasium into a state-of-the-art, hands-on children's museum.

'Enhancing Community Safety, Math, Science, Geography and Technology Education at Elmwood': A grant of $6,490 to educator David Ljungberg will help build a STEM foundation for second- and third-graders, providing students with real-time access to weather data via a WeatherBug Weather Station, whose data will be used for interactive lessons and tools in a variety of curriculum areas.

'Plug, Play and Code with Kano Kits': Technology teacher Stephanie Doty will use a $3,975 grant for Kano Kits to introduce all fourth-grade Hopkins students to the interconnected layers of hardware and software that power their devices, allowing them to do everything from programming code to building a computer.

'Glass Fusion and Slumping': A cross-curricular grant of $7,112 awarded to Kelly DaRosa will benefit all students at Hopkins School, providing them with a glass kiln to help them study glass fusion and slumping (melting glass into a mold). Technology-based but hands-on, glass fusion will demand creative thinking and problem-solving of students as they develop designs for the slumping process.

The Education Foundation seeks to award grants to teachers that will advance innovation by approaching the curriculum in a new way or by introducing an entirely new curricular area. Since its inception in 1992, the Foundation has provided over $1,000,000 in the funding of nearly 290 grants.  

Personal Services 
Decision Upholding Farmers Market Affirmed by Board of Appeals

May 28, 2014 — The first item of contention on the agenda of the Board of Appeals Wednesday evening was the relief sought  by RPI Hopkinton, which leases space at Hayden Rowe Street to Kidsborough, which wants to double the amount of the children who would use their before and after school programs, from 65 to 130 children.

          "We are not seeking a Dover exemption tonight," said Ashland attorney Jerry Effren (above, at podium), representing the applicant. The so-called Dover Amendment exempts certain educational, agricultural and religious facilities from strict adherence to local zoning. It is unclear if it would even apply in this instance, inasmuch as the entire facility is not educational.
        Abutter Jean Madigan of Maple Street said that she was concerned that when the original plan was approved years ago, she understood that a playground was not allowed, but there is one there now.

          "In 2002, there was no condition prohibiting a playground," countered attorney  Effren.
        Another abutter, one in the southern end of the property, complained of being awakened this week at 7:00 am by kids playing outside, and for the first time.
       "I didn't move next to a playground," he said. "A playground moved next to me."
       However, retired Dr. Paul Wright, who lives on the other side of the property said he had no problem, except some concerns about lighting, an issue his wife is known to have strong opinions about, everywhere.

         The Board of Appeals approved the expanded parking, as well as the expanded use of the daycare to the upstairs. To appease neighbors, a prohibition against playground use prior to 9:00 am will be written into the decision of the board.

          Beth Kelly of Ash Street, a direct abutter to the Hopkinton Common, inquired of Zoning Enforcement Officer Michael Shepard as to the legal justification of having a farmers market on the Hopkinton Common for 19 Sundays in a row in a residential zone. This type of inquiry usually sparks a decision by a Zoning officer. For example, asking if your neighbor is allowed to bring his tractor trailer home at night might spark another decision on whether or not that is allowed in that or any zone.

          However, in the case of Mrs. Kelly and husband Richard, in April Mr. Shepard wrote a determination, a decision, that said although business activity is not allowed in a residential zone, this activity was exempt because of the benefits to the community.

           "CVS does more good for the community," countered one abutter, adding that he wouldn't want that on the common either.

          Mr. Shepard also brought up the inclination of the state to allow leeway on agricultural matters, as the farms in Massachusetts continue to dwindle.

          Mrs. Kelly had argued that the goods are not all agricultural. 

          The market had volunteers and vendors lined up to speak in favor of the market, as did common abutter Stephen Campbell.

        Even Dale Danahy, President of Colella's Supermarket, who most people would think of as a natural competitor,  said she was in favor of the market. Mrs. Danahy said that bringing people Downtown helped her business, too.

          In addition, the Parks and Recreation Commission was there, and Chairman Robert Dobinski said they were unanimous in their support of the market. The Parks and Recreation Department manages the common.

          The board voted unanimously to uphold the decision of Mr. Shepard.

          When asked after the vote if they would be appealing the decision in court, the Kellys said, "We'll give it some thought."


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