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All Is Well
August 30, 2014 — These roofers on top of Town Hall wave to the camera this morning. They are all wearing safety harnesses to protect them from falling. To see how high they actually are, mouse-over the image.
Personal Services 
Product Placement


August 29, 2014 — Anyone driving east on Rafferty Road toward Wilson Street would have to notice the large earth excavating machine that is apparently carving out the first part of where Legacy Farms Road North is planned, near the area where 180 senior housing units are expected to be built per the Fifth Amendment to the Host Community Agreement between the Town of Hopkinton and Legacy Farms, LLC. The reason for the excavating today, which will be 600' feet when complete in a couple of days, according to Legacy President Roy MacDowell, is to facilitate a new gas line by NSTAR to add volume for their users in Ashland.

          Mr. MacDowell said that contrary to what some people may believe, the Fifth Amendment to the Host Community Agreement with the Town of Hopkinton approved by Selectmen will not be effective until Town Meeting approves the zoning change to allow 180 senior housing units on contiguous land, and lose 200,000 square feet of commercial space. Town Meeting shot down the proposal, designated as the Fourth Amendment, last May, against the recommendation of the Board of Selectmen and the Planning Board. Mr.  MacDowell is optimistic about the chances of it passing at the next Town Meeting.

          The Fifth Amendment to the Host Community Agreement can be read here


Fungi Mushrooming All Over

August 29, 2014 — It would have been difficult to miss this large mushroom while driving down the main road in  Hopkinton State Park today.
The Gathering

August 29, 2014 — These Canada geese are congregating again this year at the end of Summer on Bloods Pond.  The goose with the outstretched wings is getting ready to splash around and bathe.

Family  Stuff

   Police Incident Log - Updated August 29, 2014
   Incident Log

Thursday, August 28, 2014

5:16 pm A motorist reported a dead deer on the side of the roadway on East Main Street. Officer Matthew McNeil checked the area and notified the DPW to remove it in the morning.

2:55 pm Officer Stephen Buckley issued bicycle helmets to two young boys on Main Street.

3:02 pm Lieutenant Charles Wallace responded to Hayward Street to write a report of larceny.

2:10 pm Detective Timothy Brennan responded to South Street and wrote a larceny report.

1:30 pm Officer Philip Powers checked a secured motor vehicle on Carriage Hill Road.

11:36 am A caller reported a deceased deer on the side of East Main Street. The Animal Control Officer was notified to pick it up.

10:23 am An electrical company employee reported that they were at a residence on Wood Street for a service shut off and the home owner was threatening them claiming they had a medical need for the service. Three officers responded and advised that it was a civil matter and all was calm now.

10:11 am An officer performed community relations on Elm Street.

9:22 am A resident of Hidden Brick Road reported that her mailbox was damaged overnight. Officer Stephen Buckley responded to write a report and located one other damaged mailbox as well.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

9:43 pm A walk-in reported that suspicious fliers were being left on vehicles in a West Main Street parking lot. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area but was unable to located anyone putting fliers on vehicles. Another resident from Walcott Valley Drive reported that fliers were also placed on trees.

9:35 pm A caller reported an erratic operator on Main Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area with a negative find.

8:32 pm A caller from Hidden Brick Road reported that youths were in the area and she heard a female screaming. Officer William Burchard checked the area with a negative find.

6:58 pm A Patriots Boulevard resident spoke with Officer Aaron O'Neil regarding harassing phone calls.

5:41 pm A resident reported hearing gun shots in the area of Spring Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area but did not hear anything suspicious.

4:26 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil assisted a disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street.

3:03 pm A North Mill Street resident reported that a sick fox was still on her property after calling earlier with no response. Officer William Burchard responded and stated that he had to put the animal down.

11:32 am Officer David Shane assisted a disabled motor vehicle on Main Street.

10:45 am The Fire Department reported that a dump truck was traveling on Wood Street with a person riding on the running boards. Officer Patrick O'Brien stopped the truck and issued a verbal warning to the operator for allowing a person to ride outside of the vehicle.

8:25 am A caller reported a two car motor vehicle accident without personal injury on West Main Street. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and wrote a report.

7:45 am Officer Gregg DeBoer checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on Main Street.

7:36 am A resident of Huckleberry Road reported that someone had hit a shrub and her mailbox. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded to speak with the caller and write a report.

12:51 am Officer Aaron O'Neil checked a motor vehicle that was parked on Wood Street.



For Your Consideration


Sprawling New England colonial with natural privacy in desirable Hopkinton Highlands neighborhood. The home features a grand foyer, living room with beautiful crown molding, custom formal dining room with trey ceiling and wainscoting, fireplaced family room with vaulted ceiling and loads of natural light, home office with custom built ins, a massive great room for all your needs with built-in entertainment center , as well as an eat in kitchen offering a large island and direct access to the sunroom. The private 1.1 acre property provides wonderful yard space for all your outdoor activities!

Peter Edwards
Hayden Rowe Properties
(P) 508.922.1053
(F) 508.366.0162
(E) peter@hrpre.com
(W) www.hrpre.com/  
"We are committed to guiding our clients through a seamless process"




The following roads will be closed on Tuesday September 2nd for final paving. Please seek alternate routes.


Cross St – From Frankland Rd to the Ashland town line will be closed from 7am-11am.

Wilson St – From East Main St to #12 Wilson St will be closed from 11am-3pm.


Thank you, Mike Mansir, Hopkinton Highway Manager

DOR Announces Tax Amnesty Program for Qualified Massachusetts Taxpayers
Two-month tax amnesty program to run in September and October of 2014

(Boston, MA) – August 28, 2014 — The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) today announced a two-month amnesty program designed to encourage the payment of delinquent taxes by individuals and  businesses. The tax amnesty program was proposed by the Legislature and the language was included in the fiscal year 2015 budget signed by Governor Patrick in July. The amnesty program, which will run from September 1 through October 31, applies to certain tax liabilities billed on or before July 1, 2014.


In September approximately 300,000 qualifying taxpayers will receive a Tax Amnesty Notice from the Department of Revenue notifying them that they qualify for the tax amnesty program. Notices will provide taxpayers with their individual period balance, amount of unpaid penalty to be waived if the amnesty balance is paid in full by the due date and the amnesty amount due. Taxpayers who qualify for the amnesty program have already been billed by DOR for their outstanding tax liability. Under the program, DOR will waive all assessed, unpaid penalties for taxpayers who respond by making a full payment on all outstanding taxes and interest for any period listed on the notice by the October 31 deadline.


“Most people in Massachusetts do the right thing and pay their taxes to support critical government services,” said Commissioner Amy Pitter. “This amnesty program provides those who are delinquent on their taxes the opportunity to pay their share without additional penalties.”


The amnesty program covers a variety of individual and business tax types including: individual income tax, withholding tax, sales and use tax, meals tax, meals tax local option, personal use tax, cigarette individual excise tax and cigar/smoking tobacco tax.


Qualifying taxpayers can pay the amnesty balance through DOR’s efficient online services, WebFile for Business or WebFile for Income, depending on the tax type. Taxpayers can make electronic payments using a credit card or choose electronic withdrawal from a checking or savings account. A taxpayer may choose to pay by check but must enclose the payment coupon attached to the amnesty notice and postmark the mailing by October 31, 2014.


Taxpayers who have entered into a payment agreement with DOR prior to the start of the amnesty period will qualify to participate, as will taxpayers with an appeal pending. The amnesty will not be extended to taxpayers who have already paid outstanding taxes and interest and only owe penalties, taxpayers who have signed settlement agreements or taxpayers who are the subject of a tax-related criminal investigation or prosecution. Taxpayers who participate in this program will not be eligible for any future tax amnesty programs for 10 years.


Individuals and businesses with outstanding tax obligations not covered by the tax amnesty that may be facing economic hardship should communicate with DOR as soon as possible. “A payment agreement may be a very good option for taxpayers who are experiencing economic difficulties,” said Pitter. “Agreeing to a realistic monthly amount based on the taxpayer’s economic circumstances is beneficial to the taxpayer and DOR.”


DOR has set up a webpage with specific information about the amnesty including a Technical Information Release and Frequently Asked Questions at www.mass.gov/dor/amnesty . Taxpayers may also call DOR Customer Service at 617- 887-6367 or toll free in Massachusetts at 1-800-392-6089.

Press Release, DOR

Personal Services 

Family  Stuff


Town Hall Rehabilitation Projects


 To all residents and visitors of the Town, please note that construction projects on the Town Hall will be starting August 29th. These projects include rehabilitation of the basement, replacement of the slate roof and rehabilitation of the exterior masonry.


Access to the basement will be closed to the public on occasion throughout the basement rehabilitation project. This entrance provides an accessible route into Town Hall for persons with a disability. Town staff will provide assistance to anyone needing help in gaining access to the building when the basement is closed. Please contact the Facilities Department at 508-497-9738 in advance of visiting Town Hall and they will coordinate with you to provide assistance at the scheduled time of your arrival. Should there be a need for immediate assistance gaining access to the building, please call the Town Manager’s Office at              508-497-9700 and arrangements will be made.


During these projects there will also be a need to temporarily close the sidewalk in front of Town Hall on occasion and pedestrian traffic will be rerouted. 


Also on occasion, the entrance to the parking lot behind Town Hall may be closed for periods of time as work is being completed on that side of the building. The entrance will be relocated to the existing exit and will be utilized for both the entrance and exit to the parking lot.


Notices of these changes will be posted in advance on the Town website http://www.hopkintonma.gov/.


The Town greatly appreciates your patience during these important projects. If any member of the public has any questions, they may call the Town Manager’s Office at 508-497-9700.

Town Hall Press Release

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Seasonal Attire


August 28, 2014 — Hopkinton Senior Center Front Desk Receptionists, Joyce Plucker and Betty Branagan in their imaginative Labor Day outfits.  They  continually delight and surprise everyone at the Hopkinton Senior Center with their creativity on every holiday with their outfits and front desk decorations.


One-Man Show

August 27, 2014 — This operator unhooked the tractor from his tractor-trailer rig and drove this long crane off of the trailer and across four or more lanes of traffic and parking, depending how one measures,  without the need for police, a hard hat or a safety harness. He proceeded down the Town Hall driveway.



SATURDAY, September 6 - 8PM
Amazing Things Art Center
Philippe Crettien Quartet


Philippe Crettien Quartet featuring Philippe Crettien, tenor saxophone, Patrick Mottaz, guitar, Sean Farias, bass and Mike Connors, drums is just back from performing at the Toulon International jazz festival in France. They will perform a couple of sets of original compositions and contemporary jazz. "Simply beautiful, Real Jazz , the Jazz of Today" Serge Beaudot, Jazz Hot magazine

Philippe R. Crettien is chairman of the jazz department at the Rivers School Conservatory in Weston, MA, leading instrumental instruction, saxophone, Jazz Orchestra, and other ensembles. He has a B.A. from Berklee College of Music; honors in philosophy and literature from the French Lycee of London; and a degree in Musicology from the Sorbonne, Paris.


Hopkinton Police Department

Resident & Commuter Advisory



On Thursday September 4, 2014 the Hopkinton Public Schools will be back in session. All School Zone Speed Signs located around the public schools entrances have been turned on and are in working order. The lawful speed limit in a school zone during school hours is 20 mph. Hopkinton Police Officers will be out monitoring and enforcing speed limits. With the nice weather that we are experiencing there will be several students walking or riding their bikes to school. The crosswalks around the schools will be monitored and enforced. Please remind your children to wear their helmets and obey all bike rules and not to be cutting through parking lots. We will also have unmarked patrols assigned to monitor school bus stops throughout the town to ensure that all commuter traffic obeys the red flashing lights law.  


A violation of speeding in a school zone during school hours carries a minimum penalty of $105.00 under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 90 section 17. A violation for passing a stopped school bus with the red lights flashing carries a minimum penalty of $250 under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 90 section 14. A violation of failure to stop for a pedestrian in a marked cross walk carries a maximum penalty of $200 under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 89 section 11. Please contact the police department if you witness any of these violations. (508) 497-3401


With the heavy traffic around the schools at drop off and pick up times we ask you allow yourself enough time to get there safely and to be observant of the school buses and crosswalks at all times especially during school hours.


From all of us at the Hopkinton Police Department we wish you all a Happy and Safe School Year.


Thank You,


Officer Phil Powers

School Resource Officer

Personal Services 
   Police Incident Log -
   Updated August 27, 2014

   Incident Log

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

11:24 pm Three officers responded to a motor vehicle accident without personal injury on Fruit Street.

10:31 pm Officer William Burchard spoke with a few youths who were skateboarding in the middle of the roadway on Grove Street.

10:25 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil assisted the Ashland Police Department with blocking traffic due to a tree that fell down on Woodland Road.

9:59 pm A resident of Meadowland Drive reported that vehicles were parked in front of his home and youths were outside walking around. Sgt. Michael Sutton responded and advised that no one was in the area.

9:50 pm Two officers advised that individuals were trespassing at Sandy Beach and a small amount of marijuana was destroyed on the scene.

8:24 pm A caller reported a past motor vehicle accident vs a deer on Whalen Road.

7:36 pm A School Street resident complained about a construction crew that was operating after the hours allowed. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area and stated that the crew was in Upton. The Upton Police Department was notified.

7:31 pm A resident of Teresa Road reported that someone may have been in her home and there was a gold necklace missing. Officer William Burchard responded to investigate.

5:11 pm There was a report of a two car motor vehicle accident without personal injury on Grove Street. Two officers responded and advised that both vehicles were towed away.

4:35 pm Two officers stopped a motor vehicle on Spring Street and issued a criminal application to the operator for a revoked registration and cancellation of insurance.

2:15 pm Officer Philip Powers assisted a resident of Greystone Lane with removing a bat that was inside of the house.

2:39 am A caller reported that a suspicious male was walking around Main Street possibly spraying a chemical substance. Sgt. Scott vanRaalten spoke with the individual who stated that he was killing weeds on all public ways.

2:33 am A motorist reported that an erratic operator was heading into Westborough on Wood Street. The Westborough Police Department was notified.

2:06 am A Hayden Rowe Street resident reported hearing screaming possibly coming from two animals outside of her home. Sgt. Scott vanRaalten checked the area and advised that all was quiet.

1:30 am Sgt. Scott vanRaalten assisted a disabled motor vehicle on East Street.

Family  Stuff

Occupants in Two-Car Crash Refuse Transport to Hospital
Mouse-over image to see viewpoint from other side of Jeep


August 26, 2014 — Above, a two-vehicle crash damaged both severely, but did not end up in a trip to the hospital for any occupants. Mouse-over the image above to see a view from the opposite side.

       Below, nearby resident of the intersection of Grove and Maple Streets, School Resource Officer Philip Powers, consoles youthful occupant of one of the vehicles. He was one of several public safety officials who live nearby and responded to the accident.
     One witness said he was behind the black vehicle heading south when the Jeep heading west failed to stop for the Stop Sign and t-boned it. He said the vehicles ended up facing in the opposite direction that they were traveling prior to the crash.

Some Area Schools Are Now in Session
Video below from WV shows 3 cars blowing past School bus, kid not looking, almost struck by one.
You might want to watch the video with your children and discuss looking both ways.




  Police Incident Log - Updated August 26, 2014
   Incident Log

Monday, August 25, 2014

9:17 pm A 911 caller from Hayden Rowe Street reported seeing someone on her fire escape. Three officers checked the area with a negative find on anything suspicious.

8:46 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil removed several youths that were inside of a motor vehicle at the State Park.

6:25 pm Three officers completed community relations at the Senior Center on Mayhew Street (Photo of Hopkinton Police personnel listening to speaker discuss opiate overdose prevention.).

3:47 pm A caller reported that a young boy was wandering around EMC Park alone and when asked the boy stated that his father was sleeping on the bench. Officer Aaron O'Neil located his father and spoke with him.

2:47 pm A 911 caller reported a truck vs. car motor vehicle accident on West Main Street. Four officers responded and advised that two patients refused medical attention and one operator was issued a civil infraction for failure to use care in stopping.

2:08 pm A motorist reported something burning or smoldering in the breakdown lane of Route 495 south. The State Police and Fire Department were notified.

1:56 pm A resident reported finding a husky with no tags running in and out of traffic on Hayden Rowe Street. The Animal Control Officer was notified. NOTE: A friend of the owner of the dog saw the dog listed on HopNews, called the owner, and gave her Baypath's phone number.

12:34 pm An Ash Street resident reported that a large turtle that was removed earlier was back in the roadway. Lieutenant Charles Wallace responded and stated that it was not causing an issue at this time.

10:24 am A walk-in reported that a large turtle was in the roadway on Ash Street. Sgt. John Porter responded and advised that the turtle was moved away from the street.

10:14 am A resident of Teresa Road reported a suspicious motor vehicle that was parked outside of her home for the past hour. Sgt. John Porter spoke with the operator who was a chauffeur and was at the wrong house.

9:28 am Officer Stephen Buckley issued a written warning for speeding to the operator of a motor vehicle on Wood Street.

9:19 am Officer Stephen Buckley issued a written warning for speeding to the operator of a motor vehicle on Wood Street.

9:12 am Officer Stephen Buckley issued a verbal warning to the operator of a motor vehicle for speeding on Wood Street.

8:55 am An operator of a motor vehicle was issued a written warning for speeding on Wood Street.

6:19 am An officer deployed a speed sign radar trailer on Ash Street.

5:50 am Lieutenant Charles Wallace assisted a disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street.

4:38 am A motorist reported that a limb fell down in the roadway on Spring Street. Two officers responded and were able to remove the it.


Sunday, August 24, 2014

10:16 pm A walk-in reported that she hit a large metal object that shredded her tire on Route 495. The State Police were notified and responded to assist.

8:50 pm Sgt. John Porter responded to Hawthorne Lane to assist the Fire Department with a fire alarm activation.

5:16 pm A Spring Street resident reported a suspicious motor vehicle that was parked in front of her house a short time ago then sped off when the resident pulled in. The caller also reported several other unusual things around her house. Two officers checked the area and spoke with the caller.

4:57 pm A resident of School Street reported that her smoke and fire alarm was going off. Two officers responded to assist the Fire Department.

2:10 pm A caller reported that two young girls broke into a vacant home on Lakeshore Drive. The caller then stated that the two girls left but there were three other people still at the house. Officer Linda Higgins spoke with the home owner and advised that all was fine.

1:44 pm Officer Linda Higgins assisted the Fire Department on Grove Street.

12:10 pm The Holden Police Department requested an officer check to see if a female party was at a West Main Street business and for the vehicle she was operating to be towed because it was her foster mother's vehicle and she was using it without permission. Officer Linda Higgins located the vehicle and stated that the female was transported to the hospital by an ambulance.

10:30 am A caller from West Main Street reported that while getting into his vehicle he was hit in the arm by another vehicle's side mirror. Officer Philip Powers responded to assist.

10:19 am Officer Linda Higgins removed a limb from the roadway on West Main Street.

12:11 am A Chestnut Street resident reported arriving home and finding his front door open. Two officers responded to wrote a report.


Saturday, August 23, 2014

10:31 pm Officer Jacob Campbell spoke with a resident of Pinecrest Village regarding a noise complaint.

4:49 pm A caller reported a loose dog on Ash Street. The Animal Control Officer was notified.

1:14 pm A caller from Ash Street reported that he was bitten on the thumb by a German Shepard whose owner did not provide any contact information. Officer Stephen Buckley checked the area but was unable to locate the dog.

12:42 pm A West Main Street resident reported that someone egged her house a couple of days ago and had just discovered it. Officer David Shane responded to view the damage and speak with the caller.

10:32 am Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with a tree worker who was blocking the road on Ash Street.

9:03 am A motorist reported a dead skunk in the roadway on Elm Street. Officer David Shane checked the area and notified someone to remove it.

8:29 am A motorist reported that a utility worker was on a ladder without cones or markings around on A Street. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and spoke with the worker.

1:43 am Three officers responded to Main Street to assist with a two car motor vehicle accident with personal injury.

Friday, August 22, 2014

7:37 pm There were multiple calls for a tree that fell down across wires on West Elm Street. The electrical company was notified and Officer Philip Powers responded to assist the Fire Department.

7:22 pm A caller reported that a manhole cover may have popped out of place in a construction zone on Hayden Rowe Street. Sgt. John Porter checked the area and stated that the cover was placed back into place.

4:35 pm A resident of Baker Lane reported an on-going barking dog complaint. Officer Philip Powers checked the area but did not hear any barking dogs.

1:18 pm An Eastview Road resident reported that there was a creature in her garage and was unsure what it was. The Animal Control Officer was notified.

8:34 am A resident of College Street reported that his wife received a phone call from someone claiming they worked for a computer company and wanted the serial number off of their computer. His wife did not give any information out and just hung up.

6:19 am Officer Linda Higgins assisted a disabled motor vehicle on Rafferty Road.

1:04 am Officer John Moran notified a resident of Mayhew Court to contact the Newington Police Department.

12:41 am Officer John Moran spoke with two individuals on Rafferty Road.

12:15 am Officer John Moran checked an unoccupied motor vehicle that was parked in the High School parking lot.


Coming Soon?
Mouse-over image to see drawing of approved/appealed Dunkin' Donuts
Lot being cleared today

August 26, 2014 — The site for a new Dunkin' Donuts between West Main, Elm and High Streets is being land-cleared today. According to Charles Kadlik, Director of Municipal Inspections for Hopkinton,  the approval of the site plan by the Planning Board and the denial of the appeal by the Board of Appeals are still in Land Court, and the appeal there has not yet been decided.

         Mr. Kadlik stated that even though the approval for building has not been determined, the land clearing and demolition of the existing structures needs no further approval. HopNews will keep readers posted.

Much Work to be Done

August 25, 2014 — Charles P. Baker, landscape designer and contractor points to some of the pieces he and his crew will be removing from the Hopkinton Middle School courtyard as they prepare the space for The Sky's the Limit project, which will convert the area to accessible outdoor classroom space several months of the year. To see  the plan as well as a bird's-eye view, compliments of Sam Cote and his GoPro camera and quad-copter, please watch the reprise below:


Family  Stuff

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2014 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from August 18, 2014 - August 25, 2014
Choose blue links for property records
71 Wedgewood Drive Richard D. Black, Melissa J. Black $860,000 August 25, 2014 Karen Gagne
11 East Street Richard R. Goodenough, Rachel L. Goodenough $483,000 August 22, 2014 Jason Rankin, Claire Rankin
2 Valentine Circle G Lussier Builders LLC $975,000 August 21, 2014 Joseph P. Morrissey, Colleen Meyers
17 Chestnut Street Angel Lazarov $480,000 August 20, 2014 James W. Cozzens, Linda B. Cozzens
14 Hillcrest Drive Kevin Narbonne, Erika W. Johnson Narbonne $483,000 August 20, 2014 Matthew Robinson, Sarah Robinson, Sarah Elizabeth Stickney Robinson
33 Frostpane Lane unit 68 James M. Keis $464,980 August 20, 2014 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
25 Elizabeth Road Alyssa A. Keller, Henry O. Keller Jr. $1,005,000 August 19, 2014 Timothy Saeger, Debra Saeger
37 Autumn Ridge Drive unit 8 Rajsheel Mamidi, Chandana Kesireddy $665,650 August 19, 2014 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
35 Frostpane Lane unit 69 Atul V. Palkar, Tejaswini S. Dalvi $432,980 August 18, 2014 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
59 Braeburn Lane unit 4E Beth Ann Brescia, Evelyn E. Debenian $455,000 August 25, 2014 George A. Clattenburg, Alice E. Clattenburg
219 Trailside Way unit B bldg 7 Matthew G. Paul $214,900 August 22, 2014 Michael Coxall
72 Frankland Road Joseph J. Wargo $416,000 August 22, 2014 John Henderson Jr., Sheryl L. Henderson
144 Fountain Street Nathan W. Panike, Karen L. Panike $490,000 August 22, 2014 Valery A. Zilper, Valery A. Kriegel, Valery A. Krigel, Yuliya J. Kriegel, Yuliya J. Krigel
2 Baldwin Circle Jamie Robidoux, Traci J. Robidoux $624,900 August 18, 2014 Mark D. Juitt, Monica A. Juitt
66 Braeburn Lane unit 4E Franklin R. Goldschmidt, Roberta M. Goldschmidt $444,000 August 18, 2014 Albert Shapiro, Sandra J. Shapiro
12 Old Central Turnpike Anatas Dancha, Sarah K. Leboeuf $345,000 August 18, 2014 Gibbons Michael Trust, MNary Gibbonbs Family Trust-2013
15 Ledge Hill Road Steven J. Qian, Jane D. Huang $925,000 August 22, 2014 Stephen N. Ober Trust, Faith M. Ober Trust, 15 Ledge Hill Road Realty Trust
48 Gilmore Road Nina Trang Huynh $522,500 August 18, 2014 Arlon J. Brown, Lisa A. Brown
19 Harris Drive Terence C. Kelley, Laurie C. Kelley $300,000 August 18, 2014 Frank J. Tortorella, Donna C. Tortorella
15 Knowlton Circle unit C bldg 10 Agha M. Ali $269,000 August 25, 2014 Ameran Huestis
22 Elm Street Richard Mabie, Erin R. Mabie $226,000 August 21, 2014 Robert P. Oconnell, Robert P. Oconnell Jr., Mary H. Oconnell
3 Walnut Street James W. Cozzens, Linda B. Cozzens $425,000 August 20, 2014 Robert J. Nicholson, Deborah Nicholson
1 Sadler Road Matthew Oconnell, Huestis Cameran $475,000 August 20, 2014 Timothy E. Flanagan, Carol L. Flanagan
Personal Services 
UPDATE: Roadway cleared: 3:30 pm
2 Car Motor Vehicle Accident
West Main near DiCarlo Road
Glass all over roadway - 8/25/2014, 3:00 pm

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Parks and Rec Fall and Winter Programs


Hopkinton Parks and Recreation Department is happy to announce registration for Fall/Winter programs will be open for registration on Sept 2. Our brochure is available for preview now at our new and improved website: www.hopkintonrec.org. Check out all the programs that we have to offer including: In-Town Basketball, Ski Programs, Girls of the Run, a Tennis Tournament, even a trip to New York City! New this year, TDA Driver's Ed program will be offered through the Parks and Recreation department! You can create an account for your family now but remember registration doesn't start until Sept 2nd.



Dog reunited with owner after friend sees dog on HopNews!!

Found Dog

Dog was just found on Hayden Rowe Street.
8/25, 2:30 pm

If it is yours, call Liz at Baypath Humane



 Bus Passes will be mailed and Bus Routes will be published on the school district website during the week of August 25-29.


B+ and LIVE4Evan Join Forces


The Hopkinton Athletic Department is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Fundraising Football Scrimmage on Friday, September 5th at 6:30 p.m.


We will ask for an admission/donation of $3 per student and $5 per adult for the game vs Algonquin Regional  High School.


All of the proceeds from the game will be donated to local organizations named in honor of former Hopkinton High School students Evan Girardi and Tommy Weaver.


The LiveForEvan organization was formed by a close-knit group of the late Evan Girardi’s friends determined to honor Evan’s life in a way that will leave a lasting legacy in his memory. All the proceeds from the organization’s events benefit causes aimed at improving the condition of heart patients, both locally and around the globe. 


In addition, the organization helps to fund the annual Hopkinton High School Evan Girardi Memorial Scholarships, which are awarded annually to two Hopkinton High School college-bound graduates.


The Tommy Weaver B+ foundation continues to raise funds in Tommy’s memory and his B+ message through the sale of B+ t-shirts and other fundraising efforts. Through the Hopkinton Athletic Booster Club they distribute 4 annual scholarships of $1500 each year to Hopkinton High School Seniors who have exhibited Tommy’s “Be Positive (B+) attitude as well as donating to other local organizations that Tommy was involved in.


Please join us on Friday night, September 5th as we kick off the High School football season and help raise funds for these two tremendous Hopkinton based foundations.     




Eric Karjel

Athletic Director

Hopkinton High School

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Fire Chief / Emergency Management Director Ken Clark


August 25, 2014 — We are again poised to enter hurricane season. The Hopkinton Emergency Management Group with the assistance of The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is offering personal hurricane preparedness tips to all of the citizens of our community. The three key tips for preparing for hurricanes, as well any potential emergencies or disasters are to build a kit, create a plan and stay informed.

      Please read the details, and print the list from here.

Personal Services 



On Thursday August 28th the following roads will be closed to through traffic from 7am-3pm for the installation of the top asphalt course.


Hayden Rowe St – From Main St to Grove St.

Fenton St – Full length.

Pike St – Full length.


If you need to get to a business or residence within the work zones please stop and speak with the detail officers and they will help get you there.


Please seek alternate routes if possible.


Thank you,


Mike Mansir, Hopkinton Highway Manager


Letters to the Editor Policy: Common Sense

August 24, 2014 — A recent Letter to the Editor of HopNews arrived by mail without a return address, which is always a telltale sign that a positive experience will not follow.
       Inside the envelope was a scathing letter accusing a former town official of now seeking to benefit from the very actions he once denied for others.
      The closing of the typed letter — and at this point I am wondering if they wore gloves during the handling of it — was typed with a "Mr. & Mrs." It had a first initial instead of a name, and a last name of no known resident or property owner in Hopkinton. Oh, believe me, we checked with the Town Clerk, who left no stone unturned.
       In place of the address was the declaration "Hopkinton residents."
      Inasmuch as the individual being excoriated was a public official, I suppose that readers may express themselves the way they did. I might even secretly agree with them. But my position on sharing Letters to the Editor with HopNews readers does not depend upon my agreeing with their content or their conclusions. It depends upon the writer being properly identified and being held accountable for their own words. I suspect that someone with a different name probably sent the letter under discussion, hoping that common sense does not prevail at HopNews. Oftentimes it does.
       The problem with the letter is that it is unsigned, has no address, and no telephone for confirmation.
       HopNews does not use letters without knowing who they are from, where they are from, and then being able to verify the sender. Period.

Peace, Robert Falcione, Editor, HopNews.com


August 24, 2014 — Fourteen month-old Evangeline Struzik found a world of fun on the Hopkinton Common this afternoon after shopping with her parents at the Farmers market.


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