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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

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New Transactions from August 1, 2014 - August 6, 2014
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Address
Buyer
Price
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
2 Baker Lane Chun Y. Hung, Cecilia K. Hung, Cecilia Kim See Hung, Chun Yeung Kevin Hung $510,000 August 6, 2014 Jerey E. Schonhorn, Timi C. Manniion, Timmi Mannion Schnohorn
41 Connelly Hill Road Scott R. Senseney, Mary E. Senseney $1,000,000 August 5, 2014 Houssam Alkhoury
8 Kimball Road Jonathan Graziano, Erin Graziano $775,000 August 5, 2014 Robert J. Cavagnaro, Jennifer E. Cavagnaro
9 Glen Road Patrick W. McCarthy, Kathryn C. McCarthy $724,900 August 5, 2014 Scott R. Senseney, Mary E. Senseney
13 Valentine Road John A. Jannino, Elizabeth M. Jannino $535,000 August 5, 2014 Jonathan E. Graziano, Erin M. Graziano
37 Frostpane Lane unit 70 Nidhi Mishra, Alok Dixit $437,565 August 4, 2014 Pulte Homes of New England
5 Paul Revere Path unit 5D Steven Millman $354,900 August 1, 2014 Stagecoach Heights Realty, LLC
30-36 Main Street MNR Realty II LLC, N and N Realty Trust $775,000 August 1, 2014 John A. Nealon, Thomas P. Nealon
38 Wood Street Richard Wayshville, Surell Levine $398,000 August 1, 2014 Scott R. Pelletier, Susan L. Pelletier
45 Chamberlain Street Carly Panciera, Timothy Panciera $410,000 August 1, 2014 Roberta T. Martin, Roberta Muench
79 Ash Street Lauren K TR Vrysen, John G. TR Vrysen, Lauren K. Vrysen Living Trust $1,050,000 August 1, 2014 Brookfield Relocation Inc.
79 Ash Street Brookfield Relocation Inc. $1,050,000 August 1, 2014 Kurt F. Gallo, Suzanne W. Gallo
Ashland
20 Orchard Road Lev Gerlovin, Samantha L. Gerlovin $660,000 August 4, 2014 Scott L. Ginsberg, Melissa M. Ginsberg
199 Leland Farm Road Melissa J. Miller $250,000 August 4, 2014 Vincent Robustelli, Kimberly Craig Robustelli, Kimberly Craig
212 America Boulevard unit 58B Heather Duffy, Jayne K. Haldane $380,900 August 4, 2014 Independence Village Realty, LLC
24 Shadow Creek Lane unit 27 Karen Kolarik $399,000 August 1, 2014 Ashland Development, LLC
56 Hardwick Road Ryan Mulcunry, Caren Mulcunry $620,000 August 1, 2014 Mona Bhan, Ashwani Kaul
Southborough
196 Southville Road Joshua Leger, Victoria Leger $335,000 August 4, 2014 James M. Girotti, Jessica R. Girotti, James Girotti
101 Carriage Hill Circle unit 101 bldg 20 Douglas A. Robertson, Maryellen B. Robertson $620,000 August 1, 2014 Dora C. Chu TR, Dora C. Chu Realty Trust
Upton
9 Fieldstone Drive unit 9 Steven Coffey $229,900 August 6, 2014 John E. Craib Jr., Richard D. Craib
110 Main Street unit C Julie Garceau $60,000 August 1, 2014 Michelle M. Porter, Michelle M. Pingeton, Mark Pingeton
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Please enjoy some video from last night's National Night Out,
including two musical selections and a Police Dog demonstration

 

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Police Arrest/Incident Log - Updated August 6, 2014

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  Incident Log

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

4:30 pm A caller reports that she has found possible drug-like material on Ridge Road. Officer William Burchard met with the individual and removed the material.

1:55 pm A caller reports hearing fire alarms going off on Pleasant Street, but there was no sign of smoke or fire. Officer Thomas Griffin responded to the call.

9:46 am Individual was arrested on a warrant on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer Thomas Griffin reported that the individual was in custody.

12:04 am Officer John Moran responded to a report of an unoccupied vehicle with no plate attached on West Elm Street.

 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

7:50 pm Officer Gregg DeBoer responded to reports of a parking violation on Main Street but was unable to locate the vehicle.

6:12 pm A caller reports that she was run off the roadway by another vehicle on North Street. Officer Gregg DeBoer and Sergeant John Porter responded and assisted the operator. Officers stood by and waited for Art's Towing to tow the vehicle.

5:56 pm A caller reports two suspicious people that walked out of the woods and might have been doing something drug related on Ridge Road. Sergeant John Porter responded and was unable to locate the individuals.

4:39 pm A Chestnut Street caller reports that he spoke with an individual at a gas station and the individual followed him home. The caller wanted the incident logged for future reference.

2:18 pm A female caller from Hayden Rowe Street spoke with Officer Patrick O'Brien regarding a Hopkinton School bus mini-van had hit her mailbox and drove away.

1:46 pm A female caller reported that a vehicle had backed into her car and drove away in the Bank of America parking lot on West Main Street. Officer Phil Powers spoke with the involved party at Golden Pond and then went to the Bank of America parking lot to speak with the reporting party.

10:44 am Officer Stephen Buckley assisted an individual with two car seat installations on Main Street.

8:59 am A caller reported a minor motor vehicle accident with no injuries on West Main Street.

7:28 am A female party from Mchugh Lane reported that a Skunk was in her window well. Animal Control Officer was notified and will call the reporting party back.

5:22 am Milford Police received complaints of a low hanging smoke/gas on the roadway on South Street and passing motorists drove through it. Officer John Moran checked the area and could not locate signs of low hanging smoke, but Air Products making a delivery and a vapor cloud could be seen in the parking lot.

4:56 am Assisted town department with transport on Winter Street.

2:09 am Officer Jacob Campbell checked with an individual walking on Main Street. The person claimed that they were walking home.

Family  Stuff


St. Paul’s Friday Family Movie Night August 15
Movie about a fox and a hound dog

  

HOPKINTON, MASS. (August 5, 2014) – Building on the success of its first Friday Family Movie Night, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will be hosting another Friday Family Movie Night on August 15 at 7:00 p.m. Parents are invited to bring their children to the St. Paul’s Parish Hall to enjoy an animated film about a fox and hound dog who try to preserve their friendship despite outside pressure to be enemies. (St. Paul’s licensing agreement prohibits mentioning the movie’s title; however that information is available by calling St. Paul’s at 508-435-4536.) The movie is suitable for children ages 4 -12 and pizza, popcorn, and drinks will be available at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome and there is no admission charge. Feel free to bring blankets and pillows. St. Paul’s is located at 61 Wood Street (Rte. 135) in Hopkinton.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church’s mission is to minister unconditionally to all in the name of Christ through shared worship, teaching, healing, and service. For more information visit www.stpaulhopkinton.org or call 508-435-4536.

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Three's Company


August 6, 2014 — Friends from left, Tina Bessert, Vish Gosk and Kitty Kelsey chillax at the Hopkinton Senior Center this afternoon.
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First National Night Out a Success
 

August 5, 2014 — Above, the crowd listens intently to Sgt. Matthew Stone of the Holliston Police Department as he explains the K-9 world and demonstrates how his dog, Cesh, works for him in apprehending a suspect. Below, Cesh has just apprehended a suspect played by a fellow police officer wearing a bite-proof sleeve, and heels upon Sgt. Stone's command, and his command only.

        The evening was put together by the Hopkinton Police, the Hopkinton Youth Commission and BeFree and featured a dunk tank, a bouncy house, face-painting, live music performed by very talented students, a grill manned by Hopkinton police and topped off with a Hoodsie at the end, a K-9 demonstration and more. The event is designed to bridge police/community gaps and bring a sense of neighborhood to the gathering. HopNews will have a short video on Wednesday.



Hopkinton Police Officer Linda Higgins sits atop the dunk tank at tonight's event. Did she get dunked? Mouse-over the image to see.



Choose a thumbnail below to enlarge.

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Barefootin'

 

August 5, 2014 — Joe Comeau, no stranger to the Hopkinton Common, shows off his skill, above, on the slack-line, while on the return trip, his gathering of new fans, below, get the forward view.

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August Moon


August 5, 2014 — A long lens and a little sharpening can reveal craters that are otherwise difficult to see, over Hopkinton yesterday afternoon.
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Colors of the Rainbow


August 5, 2014 — Kayaks at the boathouse at Hopkinton State Park offer colors of the rainbow yesterday. If only they would sort them accordingly!

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Progress at West Main and School Streets

NSTAR's crews were on site today conducting some of the necessary work which will bring the construction at the intersection of School and West Main Streets closer to completion. NSTAR's crews estimate that it will take them 8-10 days to relocate all their wires from the old poles to the new poles. Comcast and Verizon can relocate their wires once NSTAR's work is complete. ​The final step will be for the Town's contractor to widen the pavement and ​restripe the lines.

 

Sincerely,

John K. Westerling

​Your ​
Director of Public Works

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Greyhound Friends Dog Days of August Fundraiser

 

 

Hopkinton, MA- August 5, 2014 — Greyhounds Friends is holding their Dogs Days of August fundraising challenge this month in an effort to offset their $1,500 a day operational costs. These include the kennel mortgage, utilities, staffing, vet care and medication, dog food, supplies and expenses for publicity and special events (which help increase adoptions and welfare/awareness).

A different dog will be featured on their website each day in August and the public is asked to make a tax-deductible donation in any amount to help support their work. As a special bonus, a small group of generous donors are matching Dogs Days of August gifts so donations can bring double the value to Greyhound Friends.

Donations can be made online through www.greyhound.org  or checks can be mailed to Greyhound Friends, 167 Saddle Hill Road, Hopkinton, MA 01748. Greyhound Friends is able to continue its adoption and advocacy work only by relying on the continued support of our many donors. Thank you in advance from Greyhound Friends (and the pups!).

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Police Arrest/Incident Log - Updated August 5, 2014

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ARRESTS

Sunday, August 3, 2014

2:07 am Officer John Moran arrested Tia C Burr, 28, of Waverly Street, Framingham, on East Main Street and charged her with OUI Liquor.

 

INCIDENTS

Sunday, August 3, 2014

9:01 pm A Hayward Street resident complained that after receiving a quote for power washing and declining the job, she has been receiving harassing phone calls from the owner of the company.

8:27 pm A caller from Legacy Farms reports a man in a white pickup truck digging through rocks in the new development.

7:57 pm Officer William Burchard issued a verbal warning for fireworks at a Clinton Street address.

1:43 pm An individual had several parking complaints on Ash Street regarding attendees of the Farmers Market, but Detective Timothy Brennan found no violations.

1:08 pm An individual reported her wallet stolen while she was at a business on Main Street.

11:53 am An individual walked into the station to report a boat leaking fuel in Lake Maspenock. The Fire Department and the Environmental Police responded and spoke with the boat owner.

11:02 am Suspicious activity in a home on Maple Street Extension was determined by Det. Brennan to be the result of dog behavior.

10:11 am Black dog running loose at tennis courts.

2:02 am OUI Liquor arrest.

1:16 am Officer John Moran checked a motor vehicle at the car-top boat ramp on Rafferty Road, and administered field sobriety test to the driver.

12:37 am Checked several unoccupied vehicles at the tennis courts, and sent one occupied driver and passenger on their way.

 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

6:12 pm Officer William Burchard and Sgt. Michael Sutton responded to a verbal argument between neighbors on Davis Road.

3:19 pm A West Elm Street caller complained of a white Toyota Camry almost hitting her parents who were walking their dog.

10:28 am Attempted to locate individual on Lumber Street wanted for possible violation of restraining order by Marlborough Police.

 

Friday, August 1, 2014

10:30 pm Officer Gregg DeBoer and Sgt. Scott vanRaalten responded to reports of a possible underage drinking party on Spring Street. Spoke with individuals and observed vehicles, but could not locate a party.

7:31 pm A Hopkinton State Park employee reported a break in at their guard shack. Officer DeBoer, Det. Brennan and Sgt. vanRaalten responded along with the Southborough PD and located and questioned a suspect at the entrance to the T Station. A screen was the sole damage.

7:00 pm A 911 caller reported an altercation on the side of the road on West Main Street. The dispute was over a motor vehicle accident; neither individual was injured and declined further action.

2:36 pm Officer Thomas Griffin spoke with an individual at the station who believes he has been followed for two days. Officer Griffin confirmed he has been followed and he believes it is a private investigator.

11:41 am A Wood Street caller complained that someone changed the locks of her vacant home, replaced the sump pump and performed landscaping. She said the mortgage company denies involvement and that no one is allowed on the property.

6:38 am A reported disturbance on Teresa  Road turned out to be someone yelling at someone into his phone.

4:24 am Woman on side of Route 495 flagging down vehicles for battery jump. Got underway.

1:09 am Individual parked in a travel lane on West Main Street while waiting to rendezvous with a driver coming from Route 495, was asked to wait in the supermarket parking lot instead.

12:12 am Sgt. vanRaalten asked people parked at the tennis courts to move along.

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Marlborough Crash Results in Serious Injuries for Two

August 5, 2014 — Yesterday at 6:36 p.m. troopers from the State Police Barracks in Holden responded to reports of a single vehicle rollover accident on I 290 westbound at the 18 mile marker in Marlborough.   The initial report suggested that there were two persons with serious injuries as a result of this crash.  Marlborough Fire/EMS was also dispatched to the scene.

The crash caused the  left and center lanes of I 290 eastbound and  the left lane westbound to be closed for approximately two hours while the victims were attended to and the crash was investigated.  There were no other vehicles involved in this crash

Troopers assigned to the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction (CARS) and Crime Scene Services Section (CSSS) responded and are assisting with this investigation.

The two occupants of the vehicle involved  in the crash were taken by ambulance to UMass Medical Center in Worcester with serious injuries.

The cause of this crash is still under investigation.

The identifications of the injured persons is not being released at this time pending their medical status.

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Ahoy!

August 4, 2014 — It is unclear the intention of the individual who placed a model lighthouse on Pout Rock on Lake Maspenock recently, but there appears to be a little bulb at the top.

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Fleebird


August 4, 2014 — The snap of a twig is sometimes all it takes to inspire a great blue heron into fleeing the proximity of an intruder.
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Chabad to host Mega Challah Bake

 

Join 100 Jewish women from the Metrowest area for an evening of unity and inspiration, as we knead and braid delicious challah to adorn our Shabbat tables. Learn the secret to making great Challah, create your own, and share the gift of Shabbat, warmth and great taste with others. Experience the power of numbers at this unique event, and fuel up with the energy of what can be achieved when we work together.

Tuesday, September 16th at 7PM, at the Holliston Town Hall, 703 Washington Street. Entrance is by reservation only, so register now for "Mega Challah!" Go to www.GotChabad.com/  to register, and ensure your place at the event.

Challah refers to the two loaves of bread that form the core of the Shabbat meal. In its more biblical meaning, challah is the piece of dough that is traditionally separated and consecrated to God every time we bake bread.

Replete with spiritual meaning, challah baking is one of the three primary mitzvot of Jewish women. For more than a hundred generations, Jewish women have fulfilled this beautiful and life-transforming mitzvah.

This enchanted evening will include cocktails, light fare and a raffle for amazing prizes from generous Metrowest store owners. To register or for more information, visit www.GotChabad.com/ChallahBake or call 508-473-1299.

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REMINDER, Tuesday, August 5, 2014

SUPPORT LOCAL CRIME PREVENTION - HAVE FUN, TOO!


August 5, 2014
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Hopkinton Middle School

 
What is National Night Out?
National Night Out is an opportunity for community members of all ages to come together to strengthen neighborhood spirit,
support local crime prevention, build police-community partnerships and just have fun!  This is a national event happening in communities like ours.

What Does the Evening Include?

Hopkinton’s National Night Out has table exhibits, interactive safety demonstrations, food, live music, children’s games, face painting, bouncy house, dunk tank and more!

I Can’t Make It.  How Can I Show My Support for Local Crime Prevention?
We’re sorry we won’t see you but there is something you can do to show your support.  After the event, from 9pm to 11pm, we ask that you turn on your porch light to show Hopkinton’s solidarity in preventing crime!

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WANTED: Reporter for school committee meetings to replace excellent reporter who is going back to school herself and will no longer have time. Resume to editor@hopnews.com

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Motorcyclist, Victim of Hit and Run, Found Dead on Roadway in Carver

Alleged Perpetrator Surrenders

August 4, 2014 — This morning at approximately 1:30 a.m., troopers from the Massachusetts State Police Norwell Barracks responded to report of a motorcycle laying on Rt.44 West, West of Rt. 80 in Carver.  Troopers arrived and located a deceased male on the roadway in the general vicinity of the motorcycle, a 2005 Harley Davidson.  The male operator of the motorcycle was subsequently identified SHANE REILLY, 36, of Halifax.  The facts and circumstances were investigated with the assistance of troopers from the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section and State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office.  The initial investigation indicated the victim had been struck by another vehicle that had left the scene.

At approximately 4:00 p.m. today, ANDREW BEST, 26 of Carver, turned himself into the Carver Police, indicating that he had been the operator of the other vehicle involved in this crash.  He was placed into custody by the Carver Police and was turned over to the State Police.  He has been charged with Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident Resulting in Death, and Motor Vehicle Homicide by Negligent Operation.  He is currently being held without bail and is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow morning in Wareham District Court. MSP News Release

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Smile in the Sky

August 4, 2014 — Hopkinton resident and HopNews reader Morrie Gasser shares a photo he took yesterday afternoon. He writes, "A rare circumzenithal arc, seen over Hopkinton this afternoon.  It's like a min-upside down rainbow with the center of the radius straight up.  Sun is at bottom.  We also saw sun dogs on either side of the sun, one of which also had a rainbow color."

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Uncommonly Hopkinton

Hopkinton Community Summer Band 2014



Video above was shot with high-end wide-angle photography lens on a Canon photo/video body.
To view some selections from the 2011 Community Summer Band, shot with a real video camera, choose this video link. 
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Faster than the Speed of Sound

August 3, 2014 — This xylophonist performed this afternoon with a quartet at the Hopkinton Farmers Market. His mallets are intentionally blurred with a slow shutter speed of 1/20 of a second, while his face and instrument are in crystal clear focus. A shutter speed of 1/15 of a second is the benchmark used by professionals as the slowest acceptable speed for a camera to be hand held with a normal lens.

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Support From Friends



August 3, 2014 — Officers from CEMLEC prepare to participate, first, in the funeral of retired Hopkinton Chief of Police Bill McRobert, and then to provide logistical support for the funeral procession this past Friday.

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 From the Radical Middle

Spooky Woods

 

Unseen creatures make noises ~ a true story

 

 by Robert Falcione

 

(Reprinted today, August 2, 2014) August 26, 2007 — Hopkinton State Park offers some great trails with hills and slopes for power hiking, open every day for the adult who needs to burn off a daily dose of ice cream and fresh, really fresh native corn on the cob, thick with butter, like honey clinging to a fritter.

     But people need variety, so on this day I headed to Purgatory Chasm State Reservation in Sutton. 
    Check out the page for a trail map and directions to the park. Regular folks, spelunkers, and technical climbers use the park to their own ends, even if it means just being in awe of the geological event that must have caused it, that split the earth apart for 1300 feet; or looking down from the heights from which your life is literally in your own hands. One false move, one misstep, has taken more than one person to the rocks below with no second chance. "Know where your feet are," the Park Ranger will tell a number of people each season.
      But this evening, I decided to walk the most recently acquired area on the southern part of the parcel instead, on trails that lead to two reservoirs high on a hill and surrounded by woods teeming with wildlife and history. Purgatory Chasm just didn't seem like enough of a challenge for the amount of exercise I wanted on this evening, and the Park had recently doubled their available land with this latest acquisition.
      I parked the car in a designated, but remote area and entered the forest through a dark canopy, seeing foot trails that I had never seen before, but staying on the main trail. I hadn't been there for about four years.

     The sun was hidden from my view and the darkened trail provided an instant spookiness that causes a lone human to be wary and on alert with a heightened sensitivity. After all, I had heard of bear sightings in this park four years ago, but never wanted to actually see one myself. If I did, I remember someone saying to roll up in a fetal position - or was I supposed to run? Hope I don't have to find out.

      Fresh human shoeprints on the sandy part of the trail. Someone else is in the woods. Hiker, runner, dog walker, Wiccan?
      Hmm, berries all over the ground. I wonder what animal might be around to eat them.
      Ah yes, uphill it is, past the area where the deer apparently visit, judging from the scat lying on the spongy earth. I wondered if I would see any signs of pagan worship or practice, like Cathy and I did at the Douglas State Forest. In fact, we found ourselves in the middle of a stone circle that we hadn't noticed when we crossed its circumference. Another time we ran into a pentacle made of trees on the ground in the woods.

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Maureen R. Lavoie, 85

 

HOPKINTON - Maureen R. Lavoie, 85, died Thursday, July 31, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Rogers) Lavoie.

She was a life-long resident of Hopkinton, graduating from Hopkinton High School in 1947. She worked at Dennison Manufacturing as a payroll manager for 40 years until her retirement. She was an active member of the Hopkinton Senior Center and loved to travel. She was an avid Boston sports fan and loved playing bingo. Most of all, she was devoted to her garden and cherished the many hours spent working there.

Maureen is survived by her brother Robert Lavoie and her sister Francis McBride, both of Hopkinton. She also leaves many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sister Charlotte Lavoie.

The funeral will be held Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. from the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street. A funeral Mass will celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Franklin. Calling hours at the funeral home are Monday, August 4, 2014 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Donations may be made to Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748 or the American Cancer Society, 1115 West Chestnut Street, Brockton, MA 02301.

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Promoting Open Space

Editor:

During Hopkinton’s Selectmen’s meeting on Tuesday, 15 July, Tim Kilduff, Chair of Hopkinton’s Visioning Steering Group, delivered a status review of their work to date.  At the conclusion of his presentation he entertained questions from the Selectmen.  Vice Chair John Mosher asked if the VSG had given consideration to open space.  Tim replied, “Critical element.  The preliminary public input that the committee got at the first public input session, [open space] was high on the list.  Protecting that; a lot of people feel it should be expanded.”  (This conversation takes place at ~ minute 24:00 on the cable television tape of the meeting.)

In 2007 Hopkinton carried out a Land Evaluation Study, prepared by Community Opportunities Group, Connery Associates, and a committee formed of 13 Hopkinton citizens.  This study was preliminary, and so was not inclusive of all properties with the town.  The 40-acre property at 203 Pond Street, which connects to both Upton State Forest and Lake Whitehall State Park, was the number one ranked property in that study.

 

Given the statement made at the above referenced Selectmen’s Meeting, by the Chair of the Visioning Steering Group, and the rank of that piece of property in the referenced study, I fail to understand why the State, as well as Hopkinton and its citizens, are not working aggressively towards acquiring this land as open space. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Edwin E Harrow

8 Spring Lane

August 1, 2014

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Wide Angle


August 2, 2014 — Subhendu Choudhury  from Legacy Farms shares this photo of an expansive view of this week's double-rainbow.

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Mountain of Clouds


August 2, 2014 — These mountainous clouds passed by Hopkinton early in the week, delivering thunder and lightning elsewhere..
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The Challenge

August 2, 2014 — Pan-Mass Challenge Team Kermit refreshes at Colella's Market on their way from Newton to Sturbridge yesterday. From Sturbridge, those embarking on a two-day run began their 192-mile bike ride to Provincetown this morning.

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BBQ at the Inn

The Live4Evan organization recently served it's quarterly, home-cooked meal (this time an onsite BBQ) to the house guests of Boston Children's Yawkey Family Inn. The Inn offers traveling families and sick children temporary living arrangements just blocks from Children's Hospital. With 22 bedrooms and bathrooms, books, games, laundry, and a fully equipped kitchen, the Inn offers all of the comforts of home to families during a great time of need. http://www.yawkeyfamilyinn.org/

 

Helping to prepare, deliver, serve and be with the Inn's guest were (left to right): Barbara Girardi, Kathy MacDonald, Jack Nealon, Pat Mahon, and Shane Lavoie.

 

If you would like to volunteer for future dinners or assist the organization and its mission, please email volunteer@live4evan.org.

Family  Stuff


The MetroWest YMCA Family Outdoor Center in Hopkinton, School's Out @ the Y provides after school programming for children from 
grades K-5 who attend Ashland and Hopkinton elementary schools.  We are open from school release until 6pm.

 

School's Out encourages freedom and exploration with support and structure. Children enrolled in the program get plenty of exercise, enjoy the fresh air by being outside along with having time to complete their homework and participate in brain building activities.  

 

Learn more about the benefits, advantages and the value of having your child participate in the School's Out Program at the MetroWest YMCA.

 

Interested in learning more and/or signing up for the 2014-2015 School Year?  Fill out this short ONLINE intake Form and our School's Out Director will contact you to complete enrollment.

 

Financial Assistance and transportation are available for this program.

 

Contact Shannon Dixon, Schools Out Director at 508-879-4420 x42  sdixon@metrowestymca.org 

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Twin Valley Division Winners


August 1, 2014 — The 10U A Hopkinton Girls Softball team took home the Twin Valley Division Title clearly defeating Oxford 14-4. This is the first time Hopkinton has won this title. Congratulations to the team! Sranding: Coach Brian Harrigan, Sabine DiMartino, Coach Jen Breslin, Katie Breslin, Greta Field, Charlotte Cann, Grace Prucher, Tara Kester, Coach Lisa Field, Coach Bill DeMartino, Bella Fiore, Kneeling: BatGirl Bailey Harrigan, Catherine Dacey, Sienna Harrigan, Jasmine Battikha, Annalise Curl (Not Shown: Carly Stevens and Coach Michelle Stevens).
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Former Police Chief Laid to Rest

August 1, 2014 — Above, the casket carrying the body of retired Hopkinton Chief of Police, William "Bill" McRobert, is carried into St. John the Evangelist Church by Hopkinton Police Officers who served under his command, led by Chief Edward Lee, as other police officers, as well as motorcycle officers from other towns, flank the entryway in salute. Below, Hopkinton Motorcycle Patrolman Thomas Griffin leads a phalanx of Hopkinton cruisers and visiting motorcycle officers from nearby towns to St. John's Cemetery for burial with military honors.

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  FYI, Sandy Beach has reopened

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