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30-36 Main Street Purchased by the Mazurs for $775,000 (Updated 12:20 pm)

August 1, 2014 — According to an email Thursday evening, and verified by a deed recorded today at 10:47 am, Greg and Kathy Mazur, acting as MNR Realty, purchased the building and land at 30- 36 Main Street (Building in photo below) from the Nealon family for $775,000. The building has little land outside of its footprint, perhaps enough to park three vehicles.
         This acquisition complements the purchase by the Mazurs of 38-42 Main Street, 5 Walcott Street, and 7 Walcott Street which was demolished for parking. Mr. Mazur has not yet revealed his decision to keep the recent purchase and upgrade the once three-story building, or to demolish it and make the land part of the new construction.


Below is a concept drawing of the plans for the new building before the inclusion of the acquisition of 30-36 Main Street in the plans, which shows as the newly acquired structure adjacent, right, in the photo.


Popular Entertainment

August 1, 2014 — Its front projection acting as the stage, and the gazebo itself acting as backstage, served its purpose Thursday evening in the first performance of The Bard's Much Ado About Nothing. ESL Theater will present encore performances on Friday and Saturday at dusk.


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2014 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from July 22, 2014 - July 31, 2014
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
Editor's Note: The transactions are a little heavy, because there are three extra days in there due to HopNews vacations.
2  Williams Way Laurinda A Michaud, Shaohui Huang $275,600 July 30, 2014  Alice S. Palmer, Christopher R. Palmer 
19 Pendulum Pass James Dold, Jennifer Dold $757,000 July 30, 2014 Sarah Sapeta, Michael Sapeta
175 Spring Street 177 Spring Street, LLC $210,000 July 30, 2014 Thomas R. Featherstone, Dennis J Featherstone, Featherstone Realty Trust
55 Ash Street Michael Lisnow Respite Center Inc. $414,900 July 30, 2014 Matthew Healy, Carrie Bishop Healy, Carrie Dunne Bishop, Matthew J. Healy, Carrie Healy
26 Trevor Lane unit 15 blg 4 Hyun K. Kim, Yong T. Kim $501,000 July 25, 2014 Betsy Stechler
27 Autumn Ridge Drive Ying Li, Hongjun Jia $650,895 July 25, 2014 Pulte Homes of New England, LLC
25 Cross Street Bridget Perry, Seab Perry $465,000 July 25, 2014 Hayley L. Wenrich, Kevin S. Wenrich
15 Fenton Street Sucharita Saha, Prateep Chatterjee $589,900 July 25, 2014 BRFN Investments, LLC
242 Hayden Rowe Street Gunajit Medhi, Tanya Barua $714,000 July 25, 2014 Mikals Construction Corporation Inc.
16 Pendulum Pass Marianna Virginia Iyer, Nataraj Iyer $940,000 July 25, 2014 Bryan A. Constantino, Doreen M. Constantino, Doreen M. Constantino Trust
15 Wescott Drive Anne Marie Marino, Paul S. Vasington $1,740,000 July 24, 2014 Thomas F. Clarke, Jeannine V. Clarke
83 West Elm Street Geoffrey J. Krapf, Jayde L Q Bednarik $755,000 July 24, 2014 Charles H. Steedman, Lisa M. Steedman
2 Whitman Lane Aimee M. McMahon, Robert W. McMahon $970,000 July 23, 2014 Todd J. Pavone, Dena L. Pavone
36 Trevor Lane Bharath Ramachandran $504,000 July 23, 2014 Pamela Campagna
1 Blossom Lane Olga Nadeina, Kimberly Baron $627,500 July 31, 2014 Troy Rushton, Dorcas Rushton
291 Captain Eames Circle Kurt Sorenson $325,000 July 31, 2014 Joanne E. Burton
73 Trailside Way Theodore D. Bitensky $218,000 July 31, 2014 Andressa Macalpine
181 America Boulevard unit B bldg 15 Viveka Chudamani Devadas, Viswanath Veerappan $325,000 July 31, 2014 Peter W. Madany, Yvette Madany
12 Pinecrest Lane Sarah A. Esteverena, Fernando J. Esteverena $365,000 July 30, 2014 Luann Karb
117 Spyglass Hill Drive Weerahannedige Hishan D. Fernando $249,000 July 30, 2014 Edward F. Clark, Rose Marie A. Clark
37-41 Concord Street Shiv Shakti, LLC $465,000 July 29, 2014 Judith Barbieri, Thomas Barbieri, Paul Barbieri
72 East Bluff Road Hillery Dorner $232,000 July 28, 2014 Judith A. Simson
1 Barry Drive Paul Hachem $475,000 July 25, 2014 Scott A. Boudrot, Lynda L. Boudrot
42 Meeting House Path unit A bldg 69 Lisa B. Turner $239,900 July 25, 2014 Ethan E. Bissett
112 Oak Street Therasa L. Terrazzano, Joseph Terrazzano $355,000 July 25, 2014 Lawrence T. Mcinnes, Mary E. Santerre
38 Fountain Street Siddharth Parulkar $405,000 July 25, 2014 Ilias Papadopoulos, Renee Papadopoulos
261 America Boulevard U A Rita H. Ghilani, Gary A. Ghilani $353,000 July 25, 2014 Hamid A. Haider, Amula J. Patel
217 East Union Street Steven I. Garte-Wolf, Aaron B. Kesler $340,000 July 23, 2014 Michael Marschke, Abby Marschke
19 Barry Drive Chuanlin F. Wang $465,000 July 23, 2014 Jay E. Sturm, Maria G. Sturm
98 Captain Eames Cir U A, 5 Eleonora Kan, Leonid Kan $245,000 July 22, 2014 Kristen Merloni, Jean Est. Blaisdell
168 Algonquin Trail unit D Bhavika D. Tahiliani, Vivek Bhownani $342,000 July 22, 2014 Varghese Abraham, Seema Abraham
154 Boston Road 154 Boston Road Realty, LLC $150,000 July 31, 2014 Noel E. Soucie, Anna Maria A. Soucie
2 Ledge Hill Road Erin McMurrary, Brian Edward Knolhoff $620,000 July 31, 2014 Williams Sones, Rachel W. Sones
193 Parkerville Road Amy D. Costigan, Sean P. Costigan $520,000 July 28, 2014 Rong-Rong Zhu
2 Crestview Drive Alexis A. Nodiff, Adam P. Nodiff $542,000 July 24, 2014 Nancy Johnson
2 Bradish Farm Road Meghan E. Condon, Christopher S. Condon $439,500 July 31, 2014 Robert P. Lennon
13 Station Street Christine A. Comfort $350,000 July 30, 2014 Burleigh M. Hutchins III
14 Laurel Lane Kathleen Obrien, Lawrence Obrien $501,000 July 30, 2014 James A. Comfort Jr., Christine A. Comfort
12 Main Street EBS Upton, LLC $210,000 July 29, 2014 Frederick C. MacNeil, Kathleen C. MacNeil, MacNeil Realty Trust
0 Miscoe Hill Road Juwaria Fathima $25,000 July 28, 2014 Gary M. Smith Inc.
47 Plain Street Rebecca J. Tredeau $360,000 July 25, 2014 Caroline C. Floyd, John K. Wong
43 Knowlton Circle unit A bldg 6 Christine Iadarola $295,000 July 25, 2014 David A. Thompson, Linda J. Thompson
4 Fox Run Road Jessica Lombardo Bigge, Richard Bigge $644,900 July 25, 2014 Robert P. Krajeski, Denise D. Krajeski
51 South Street Barbara A. Bradley, James C. Bradley $183,000 July 22, 2014 John M. Crocker, Carol A. Crocker


Mass Joins 14 States in Enforcement


July 31, 2014 — The Massachusetts State Police and the Department of Transportation today announced that Troop E of the State Police will roll numerous extra patrols on the Massachusetts Turnpike from Friday through Monday as part of a multi-state effort to enforce traffic laws and interdict dangerous drivers.

Massachusetts and 14 other states tomorrow will kick off the “I-90/94 Challenge” on Interstates 90 and 94 across the United States. Here, Troop E, which is responsible for patrolling the Turnpike (Route 90) from Boston to the New York line, will conduct enforcement efforts focusing on distracted and impaired driving, excessive speed, seatbelt use, motorcycle violations, and defective equipment on and unsafe driving of large trucks and buses. Troop E will utilize marked, semi-marked, low profile, and unmarked patrol vehicles.

In addition to normal staffing levels, additional troopers will be added to every shift throughout the 96-hour period to conduct saturation patrols throughout the length of the Turnpike. The road patrols will be complemented by patrols run by members of the Troop E Community Action Team and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit.

Throughout the “I-90/94 Challenge” period, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation will run messages promoting safe driving on its electronic message boards along the Turnpike. The DOT and MSP will also promote the effort and safe driving habits on their social media platforms, including Twitter feeds @MassStatePolice and @MassDOT.

“The goal of this targeted effort – and indeed, of all our daily traffic enforcement efforts across the state – is, quite simply, to save lives,” said Colonel Timothy P. Alben, superintendent of the State Police. “We urge motorists to partner with us in this weekend’s Challenge by calling 911 on their cell phones to report distracted, drunk or aggressive drivers or any other unsafe driving behavior.”

“One of MassDOT’s principal goals is to ensure highway safety both by building safer roads and bridges, but also by encouraging safe driving behaviors,” said MassDOT Highway Administrator Frank DePaola. “Through this Challenge, we hope to reinforce the importance of safe driving by directly appealing to the public, asking them to please slow down, buckle up, and be attentive while behind the wheel.”

Interstate 90 runs more than 3,000 miles from Boston to Seattle. Interstate 94 runs for nearly 1,600 miles from Lake Michigan to Billings, Montana, where it connects to I-90. Fifteen states are participating in the challenge. MSP Press Release


Sandy Beach Closed!

Due to high bacteria counts, per Parks and Recreation, Sandy Beach is closed for the time being. HopNews Facebook and Twitter subscribers got alerts.
(File photo).
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Police Incident Log - Updated July 31, 2014

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   Incident Log

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

10:51 pm A caller from Spring Street reported that his mailbox had been ripped out of the ground the night before. Officer William Burchard spoke with the individual and viewed the damage.

8:16 pm Holliston Police reported that a passerby reported a vehicle parked in some bushes on College Street. Officer Matthew McNeil checked the scene and concluded that the vehicle was parked by the head of a trail.

5:53 pm Officer Matthew McNeil assisted the operator of a disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street.

4:53 pm Several callers reported that a trailer tractor unit was leaking a large amount of oil or tar on Hayden Rowe Street. Chief Edward Lee checked the area and found an oil trail heading to Milford. Milford Police were advised.

4:30 pm Officer William Burchard assisted a disabled motor vehicle with two flat tires on West Main Street. 

1:08 pm A detail officer reported a disabled motor vehicle in the travel lane on Wood Street. The vehicle was on it's way before Officer Philip Powers arrived.

11:43 am A walk-in to the station reported that while they were walking on Ash Street, a white painting van sped past them going about 60 mph. The party stated that as they continued walking they encountered the vehicle again and exchanged words with the operator. The party wanted the incident logged and they also gave the plate number, which did not not match any records.

9:20 am Buoys were reported stolen from Sandy Beach.

8:32 am A caller reported that dogs on Baker Lane are constantly barking. The Animal Control Officer was advised of this complaint.

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Good to the Last Pucker

July 31, 2014 — The Learning Center of Hopkinton drew out the entrepreneurial spirit of their students yesterday, teaching them how to run a business, make a good products, and do it all for charity.  There were just as many people in line, anticipating a tasty treat.


Dr. John Melling, 66


Dr. John Melling, 66, of Hopkinton, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Born in Connecticut, he was the son of the late Frances and George Melling. He was the husband of Alicia Melling.

Dr. Melling ran a thriving orthodontic practice for several decades and truly enjoyed the communities and families that became such an important part of his life.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two children, Meredith Melling and her fiance Zachary Iscol of New York City, Chris Melling and his wife Melissa of Brooklyn, NY; 3 step-children, Gaspar, Nicolas, and, Austin Barmak all of Buenos Aires; a brother, Paul Melling and his wife Yvette of Colchester, CT; two sisters, Leslie Meyer and her husband Robert of Chicago, and Louise Melling of NYC. He also leaves behind 4 grandchildren.

A celebration of his life will take place on Saturday, August 2nd at 1:00PM at the the Sherborn Inn located at 33 North Main Street in Sherborn, MA. Arrangements are under the care of ChesmoreFuneralHome.com



Sophie B. Gastel, 89


HOPKINTON - Sophie B. Gastel, 89, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014. A resident of Golden Pond Assisted Living, Sophie came to Hopkinton in 2007 to be near her daughter Joyce Michel, her son-in-law Ruben, and their children Lisie, Essie, and Jesse Michel. She was frequently seen about town with her family, enjoying the Concerts on the Common, the Senior Center, and the local restaurants and shops.

Joyce Michel would like to thank the compassionate staffs of Golden Pond, PNPS home care, and Ascend Hospice, as well as the many friendly residents of Hopkinton whose words and acts of kindness enhanced her mother's later years.

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Where's Waldo?

July 30, 2014 — Above, the MetroWest Symphony Orchestra of Hopkinton sounding out A-440 in unison to check their ears and their instruments last Sunday. Among them is a musician who performs many other roles in life, too; one of them is as Town Moderator for Hopkinton. Can you pick him out?

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Police Arrest/Incident Log - Updated July 29, 2014

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

1:44 am Officer John Moran arrested Sean M Kenney, 47, on North Mill Street at Front Street and charged him with  Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Revoked as Habitual Traffic Offender, OUI Liquor, Uninsured MV/Trailer, Allowing Operation with Revoked Registration.



Tuesday, July 29, 2014

9:02 pm Caller reports 5-vehicle car-carrier stuck on Hopkinton Road in Westborough.

7:11 pm A disabled motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street has AAA on way.

5:43 pm A Downey Street resident reported a possibly unregistered solicitor. The individual could not be located.

1:37 pm Officer Stephen Buckley assisted a New Jersey State Trooper investigating a hit and run, acting as a liaison between the operator and the Trooper and forwarding to the Trooper, the individual's contact information.

12:521 pm Checked a motor vehicle parked on Castle Hill Road.

10:48 am Officer Philip Powers had to force entry into a building to gain access to sounding smoke detector for Fire Department.

8:13 am An individual into the station to complain of dogs barking on Baker Lane from 5:00 am to present.

7:27 am Ursla Drive resident called to complain of chain saw noise. He was advised it was allowed, and to not call 911 except in emergencies.

12:44 am Arrest on North Mill Street for OUI Liquor and driving as a Habitual Traffic Offender.




 State Police K9 Assists Haverhill PD Locating Two Suspects in Overnight Stabbing

Last night at approximately 11:30 p.m., Troopers from the Massachusetts State Police Andover and Newbury Barracks, A-Troop Headquarters in Danvers, Crime Scene Services Section, and Trooper Daniel Purtell with his K-9 partner, Neko, responded to assist the Haverhill Police Department in their search for two subjects wanted in connection to a stabbing. Two male subjects were seen running from area of High Street and Temple Street. Trooper Purtell deployed K-9 Neko on a track from nearby blood spatter that had been located by Haverhill officers.

K-9 Neko tracked through the neighborhood to the back door of a house where Trooper Purtell observed additional blood spatter on the back porch and door handle. Trooper Purtell and Neko entered, checked the basement, and located two subjects matching the description of the two that had fled the scene. Both subjects were placed into custody and turned over to the Haverhill Police Department. 


Police Incident Log - Updated July 29, 2014

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Monday, July 28, 2014

11:59 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil destroyed a small amount of marijuana on South Street.

11:52 pm Check a motor vehicle on West Main Street.

11:39 pm Checked and spoke with a contractor on Main Street who will be working all night inside of a building.

11:27 pm Checked on a vehicle parked next to the tennis courts.

9:02 pm A Bowker Road resident reported a suspicious motor vehicle parked for 2 hours with an individual inside, but a check proved the vehicle unoccupied.

4:10 pm Officer O'Neil removed a dead branch from the roadway on Ash Street.

3:09 pm Vehicle parked behind Center School with a dog barking for over an hour was gone upon arrival.

12:00 pm An individual walked into the station to report someone trespassing at his home.

11:48 am DMV on Hayden Rowe Street.

7:47 am Water main break on Cedar Street.

5:53 am Officer Philip Powers discovered an unreported motor vehicle accident with a car against a pole with front end damage on Downey Street.

12:46 am Checked a vehicle behind a building on Main Street.

12:11 am Following the report of a suspicious vehicle in the driveway, patrols were increased at a location on Wilson Street.


William J. McRobert, 74

HOPKINTON - William J. McRobert, 74, died Monday, July 28, 2014 after a long illness. He was the husband of Mary M. (Kearnan) McRobert, to whom he was married for 50 years. Born in Natick, he was the son of the late Philip and Esther (Hoey) McRobert.

He was a 1958 graduate of Hopkinton High School and served in the U.S. Air Force. In 1964 he became an officer for the Hopkinton Police Department and he remained there, retiring as Chief in January 1999.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter Cynthia Correia of Hopkinton and his son Jeffrey McRobert and wife Rachael of Woodstock, GA. He also leaves five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. In addition, he leaves his sisters Gail Belmore of Milford, Judith McCommis of Bellingham and Janet MacKay of Hopkinton; and his brother Philip McRobert and his wife Donna of Hopkinton.

The funeral will be held Friday, August 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. from the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street. A funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church at 11:00 a.m. Burial with military honors will take place at St. John's Cemetery immediately following the Mass. Calling hours at the funeral home are Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Donations may be made to the Hopkinton Police Association, 74 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. HopNews file photo.

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HSCI, Cambridge, MA – Stephanie Hadley, a resident of Hopkinton, MA, a graduate of Hopkinton High School, and now a senior at Harvard University, is one of forty undergraduate students accepted into the 2014 Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Internship Program, which provides participants with a challenging summer research experience in a cutting-edge stem cell science laboratory.

Hadley is spending ten weeks, from June 9 to August 15, in the Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology laboratory of HSCI Co-director Doug Melton, PhD, known for his leadership in the stem cell field and research on type 1 diabetes. Hadley’s project this summer is to help increase the function of human embryonic stem cell-derived pancreatic beta cells in the laboratory so that they may someday be transplanted into diabetes patients.

“The internship experience has been very challenging but extremely rewarding,” Hadley said. “I’ve loved being able to collaborate with other researchers in the lab while also having my own project to focus on, and everybody has been so helpful with sharing ideas, techniques, and expertise.”

“I’ve learned a lot about stem cell therapies, the potential they have to treat all kinds of diseases, and how difficult it is to perfect these therapies so that they can actually be used clinically,” she added.

Over the course of the program, interns participate in a stem cell seminar series, a career pathways presentation, and a weekly stem cell companion course. They present their summer research findings, both orally and in poster format, at an end-of-program symposium.

“This program represents an exciting opportunity for undergraduates to gain hands-on experience in stem cell research while working in an HSCI laboratory under the supervision of an experienced researcher,” said HSCI Internship Program co-director M. William Lensch, PhD.

The Harvard Stem Cell Institute gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the following sponsors for the 2014 HSCI Internship Program: Biogen Idec, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc., EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Regenerative Medicine, Loughborough University (UK), Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, and Vertex Pharmaceuticals. ~ Contributed Content

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End of the Rainbow

July 29, 2014 — Last night's double-rainbow laid its pot of gold behind the Boston Athletic Association's Hopkinton office at One Ash Street, portending another fine Boston Marathon in 2015.

Principal Assessor Resigns
Hopkinton’s Board of Assessor Chair, Dr. John Duffy, and Norman Khumalo, Town Manager, regret to announce that Mr. Bob Bushway has resigned from his position as Principal Assessor effective Friday, August 1, 2014. Mr. Bushway’s contribution to the Town during his 15-year tenure, and at a time when the Town was experiencing tremendous growth, is remarkable. During that time his passion for his work here in Hopkinton was evident in his work with the Board of Assessors, his professional representation of the Town, and his respectful interaction with the Town’s residents.

Dr. John Duffy expressed his appreciation for the work Bob has done on the Board of Assessors and for the Town. He further commented, “It will be a challenge
replacing him.” Mr. Bushway has accepted an opportunity to continue his work in the Town of Milton.

Town Manager, Norman Khumalo also remarked, “Bob has been a highly valued member of the management staff at Town Hall, and we will miss his contributions to the team. While I would have liked Bob to stay, and I did try to get him to, I am equally happy for Bob and his family.” Hopkinton Press Release - HopNews file photo.
A Good Omen

July 28, 2014 — As actors from Enter Stage Left Theater practiced their lines on the Hopkinton Common early this evening, a double rainbow filled the sky, a sign that any accomplished thespian would recognize as a good omen. The group will perform William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing at 7:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week on that very same Hopkinton Common.


Fourth Year Milford Regional Named a Best Regional Hospital

by U.S. News & World Report


Milford Regional Medical Center has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-2015 Best Hospitals’ rankings as one of the region’s top performing hospitals in the Worcester Metropolitan area. The Medical Center was also named one of four top-ranked hospitals out of 30 in central and western Massachusetts and ranked 15 out of 116 hospitals statewide.
The latest rankings showcase hospitals across the country. Covering 94 metro areas in the U.S., the regional hospital rankings complement the national rankings by including hospitals with solid performance nearly at the level of nationally ranked institutions. Hard numbers stand behind the rankings in most specialties- death rates, patient safety, procedure volume, and other objective data. Responses to a national survey, in which physicians were asked to name hospitals they consider best in their specialty for the toughest cases, also were factored in.
Milford Regional was ranked high performing in geriatrics and pulmonology and scored high in patient safety, demonstrating commitment to reducing accidents and medical mistakes. The Medical Center also exceeded the state and national average in patient satisfaction surveys achieving high “overall” and “willingness to recommend” ratings.
“Being recognized as one of the region’s best hospitals for the fourth year in a row is a real testament to the hard work and dedication of our physicians, nurses, ancillary/support staff, volunteers and trustees. Working together, it is our mission to provide leading-edge diagnostics, clinical excellence and state-of-the-art treatments to our patients,” states Edward J. Kelly (photo), president of Milford Regional. “I’d like to congratulate everyone at Milford Regional for this honor.”


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