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Gerry Leone to be Feted by Bethany Health Care

Above, former Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone chats with Sister Mary Greta Turner, CSJ, who is the oldest resident at Bethany Health Care Center in Framingham. She said she will turn 104 years-old on November 15, 2014, "God willing." Sr. Greta told Mr. Leone about the letter she wrote to President Obama offering him and his family her prayers. The president answered with his thanks, his hopes, optimism for the future, and a quote from the Bible.


September 30, 2014 — Hopkinton resident and former DA Gerry Leone was given a tour of Bethany Health Care Center by Bethany CEO Sister Jacqueline McCarthy, CSJ today after meeting with its oldest resident and answering a few questions for the in-house media.

         Mr. Leone has been chosen by Bethany as the 2014 recipient of the Make a Difference Award on November 5, 2014 at the Boston Marriott, Copley Place.

         "The award distinguishes individuals who have been instruments for change in improving individual lives and demonstrates a commitment to ensuring quality of life for individuals through mobilizing communities and promoting philanthropy," according to an informational brochure. Their message continues:

          "Bethany Health Care Center is a Sponsored Ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston. Established in 1961, Bethany provides short and long-term healthcare for Sisters of St. Joseph and members of other orders of women religious, as well as, residents of the MetroWest and Metropolitan Boston communities. Named to the 2014 Honor Roll in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Nursing Homes, Bethany is included in the top rated nursing homes nationwide. Despite the financial challenges Bethany faces with an 85% Medicaid population, Bethany remains uncompromised in its delivery of health care as demonstrated in its national recognition and due to the kind generosity of its benefactors."

          For those wishing to attend the Make a Difference Award Dinner, please choose this link. and view the varying levels of participation.

          And for those who are unable to attend, Mr. Leone suggests contributing to this worthy cause in other ways:


Health and Fitness
Hopkinton Volleyball Hosting
for Cancer Research and Support
Athletic Center
October 1, 2014
5:30 pm



September 30, 2014 — The Hopkinton Hiller Volleyball teams will host a DIG PINK match at the Hopkinton High School Athletic Center on Wednesday, October 1st, to raise awareness of the importance of early detection in the fight against breast cancer. The Hillers will be facing the Algonquin Tomahawks on this special night. The fun begins at 5:30 with the JV match at the High School Athletic Center and the Freshman match at the Hopkinton Middle School Brown Gym. The Varsity match will start at approximately 6:30pm at the Athletic Center.

Fans, players, coaches and all attending are encouraged to wear pink as a tribute to those who have battled or are battling breast cancer. Fans will be able to purchase pink paper volleyballs to decorate the gym, Hopkinton t-shirts and raffle tickets for spectacular prize baskets, with all proceeds going to the DIG PINK Side-Out Foundation.

Last year’s event was a great success and the Hillers hope to raise even more funds for the Side-Out Foundation this year. Plan on attending and supporting the Hillers and Tomahawks as they DIG PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness. If you are unable to attend, but would like to contribute, please go online to:
https://www.side-out.org/cb/campaigns/campaign/9066 . The Hopkinton Volleyball teams appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you at the match!

Family  Stuff


Juried Show Exhibits Work By Twenty-Three Regional Artists


            (HOPKINTON, Mass. – September 29, 2014) – The Hopkinton Center for the Arts (98 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, MA) has announced its upcoming Photography Show, featuring artwork by artists from Eastern and Central Massachusetts. Juried by artist and professor Chehalis Hegner, the show runs September 30-October 30, 2014 and kicks off with a public opening reception and prize ceremony on Friday, October 3, 2014 from 6:30-8:00 pm.

            This exhibit was the HCA’s first all-photography juried show. “We have regularly seen vibrant and engaging photographs being submitted to our other exhibits, and so I wanted to celebrate these artists and their medium in this concentrated show,” said Kris Waldman, Artistic Director of the HCA. Waldman feels that the responding interest from artists was encouraging. Forty artists entered one hundred pieces for consideration, with the juror selecting over three-dozen photographs by twenty-three artists.

            The show features artists from throughout Metrowest and beyond, with artists coming from towns and cities in Bristol, Middlesex, Norfolk and Worcester counties, including Ashland, Attleboro, Framingham, Franklin, Holden, Hopkinton, Milford, Northborough, Upton and Worcester. Exhibiting artists are Deborah Grady and Darshan Parekh of Ashland; Carol Wontkowski of Attleboro; William Horsman of Framingham; Rebecca Skinner of Franklin; Priscilla Claus of Holden; Nancy Best, Jean Cummiskey, Robert Damon, Steven Doherty, Richard Gazoorian, Jessica Lanelli, Cheryl Rose and Rich Sisitsky of Hopkinton; Marco Carneiro, Dale Hoopingarner and Paul Joaquim of Milford; Louis Farley of Northborough; Sabrina Hagerty, Sarah Stoutamire, Cathy Taylor and James Woodward of Upton; and Lynn Blanchard of Worcester.

            In honor of these artists and their work, the HCA will host an opening reception that is open to the public on Friday, October 3, 2014 from 6:30-8:00 pm. The public is encouraged to attend to view the show, meet the artists, and to enjoy refreshments and conversation while celebrating the arts. At the reception, there will also be a prize ceremony announcing cash prizes in four categories.

            For those who cannot make it to the opening reception, the HCA will be open for gallery viewing hours from 12:00-5:30 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays; 12:00-3:00 pm on Wednesdays; 12:00-4:00 pm on Thursdays; or by appointments made by calling 508-435-9222 or via email at kris@hopartscenter.org . For more information about the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, interested persons can visit the organization online at www.hopartscenter.org .

Personal Services 
        Police Arrest/Incident Log - Updated September 29, 2014

Incident Log

Sunday, September 28, 2014

7:10 pm A caller reported seeing a lost dog in front of the High School. Officer Matthew McNeil left the dog in the tennis courts and notified the owner to pick it up. The Animal Control Officer was also notified.

7:04 pm A resident of Yale Road reported hearing loud fireworks in the area, possibly from Sandy Beach. Two officers checked the area but did not hear any fireworks.

5:32 pm A motorist reported that several vehicles were parked on West Main Street causing an issue with traffic. Two officers responded and advised that the vehicles were not illegally parked and did not appear to be a danger.

2:42 pm A caller reported a two car motor vehicle accident without personal injury in front of a West Main Street gas station. Officer David Shane responded to assist and write a report.

2:16 pm A caller from the State Park reported that a male was yelling and screaming profanity at him and other people in the area. Two officers and the Ashland Police Department responded.

1:15 pm Officer David Shane assisted a disabled motor vehicle on South Street.

1:14 pm Officer David Shane assisted a disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street.

12:55 pm A Blueberry Lane resident reported that their vehicle's rear driver's side window was smashed overnight. Officer Philip Powers responded and wrote a report.

12:37 pm A resident of Hillcrest Drive reported heavy equipment being operated in the area. Officer David Shane responded and spoke with the operators who were unaware of the construction by-law.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

7:58 pm An Oakhurst Road resident reported seeing a suspicious motor vehicle parked at the end of the street with its light off and a person inside. While on the phone the caller advised that the vehicle left in an unknown direction.

4:09 pm A caller from Smith Road reported that there was a brush fire in her backyard approximately twenty to thirty feet from her home. Officer Matthew McNeil responded to assist the Fire Department.

1:13 pm A motorist reported that there was a tree down hanging on power lines on Spring Street. The electrical company and Highway Department was notified. Officer David Shane stood by until the area could be cleaned up.

11:40 am The State Police reported a brush fire in the area of Lumber Street and Haven Street in Milford. The Milford Fire Department and Hopkinton Fire Department responded.

11:33 am An East Main Street resident stated that he may need assistance with removing a former friend from his property in a couple of days.

10:00 am Officer Aaron O'Neil brought four boxes equaling 92lbs to the Framingham Police Department from the national drug take back day.

9:01 am A resident of Eastview Road reported an attempted breaking and entering last night at her residence. She advised that there was broken glass on the three-season porch. Officer John Moran responded and wrote a report.


Friday, September 26, 2014

10:39 pm A caller from Chadwick Way reported that about twenty to thirty cars were going up and down his street. Sgt. Michael Sutton responded and advised that there was only about four vehicles in the area and all appeared to be quiet.

9:21 pm A Walcott Street resident complained about barking dogs. Sgt. Michael Sutton checked the area but did not hear any barking dogs.

7:24 pm A caller reported that a motor vehicle struck a stone wall on School Street and appeared to be trying to leave. Four officers responded and subsequently arrested a 54 year-old male from Hopkinton and charged him with Failure to Drive In Right Lane, Speeding, Leaving the Scene of Property Damage and OUI Liquor.

3:58 pm There was a report of a minor motor vehicle accident that was blocking traffic on Main Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area with a negative find.

12:34 pm Officer Philip Powers checked a motor vehicle on Loop Road.

10:47 am Seven officers responded to Hayden Rowe Street to search for an individual with a warrant but were unable to locate him.

10:40 am A caller from Chestnut Street reported being threatened by a mechanic.

10:33 am Officer Patrick O'Brien assisted with traffic while the Highway Department checked a manhole on South Street.

9:07 am Officer Gregg DeBoer assisted the Fire Department with an investigation of the odor of natural gas outside at Center School.

8:58 am A caller reported that a vehicle was parked illegally in front of a business on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and advised that the vehicle was not parked illegally.

8:30 am A motorist reported a two car motor vehicle accident without personal injury on West Main Street. Two officers responded to assist the Fire Department and write a report.

1:47 am Officer Linda Higgins assisted the Ashland Police Department with a female prisoner.


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2014 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from September 23, 2014 - September 29, 2014
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
11 Elm Street Sharon L. Bolda, Jeffrey D. Bolda $245,000 Sept. 26, 2014 Michael J. Ricitelli
3 Ryegrass Circle unit 83 Deana R. Salter $509,215 Sept. 25, 2014 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
7 Oliver Lane Mihir Patel, Trushana Shah $549,100 Sept. 25, 2014 Anand Narayan, Kalavathi Anand
22 Washington Avenue Divina Delarosa $231,800 Sept. 29, 2014 Steven W. Mouris
73 Hilldale Road Scott Herrin, Jill Herrin $290,000 Sept. 26, 2014 Nicholas J. Durkin, Amy L. Durkin
1 Brogden Road William J. Sullivan, Adrienne M. Sullivan $615,000 Sept. 26, 2014 Richmond Development Corp
1 Brogden Road Richmond Development Corp $95,000 Sept. 26, 2014 Cross Street Realty Trust, Steven A. Hickey
21 Clifford Street Smitesh Jamsandekar $212,000 Sept. 29, 2014 Jode Family LLC
17 Clifford Street Ashish A. Belambe $212,000 Sept. 29, 2014 Jode Family LLC
19 Clifford Street Shailesh Bhagwat, Madhura Gosavi $212,000 Sept. 29, 2014 Jode Family LLC
37 Pine Road Elena Avdokhina, Alexey V. Avdokhin $685,560 Sept. 26, 2014 Anthony W. Rea II, Melinda A. Rea
14 Meeting House Lane unit 23 Michael P. Nordstrom, Kathryn G. Nordstrom $465,000 Sept. 26, 2014 Benjamin T. Stevens, MH Farm Trust
4 Strawberry Hill Road Robert M. Gonsiewski,
Karen J. Kumpavong-Gonsiewski
$615,000 Sept. 23, 2014 Arthur E. Behrens Jr., Kathleen J. Behrens
27 River Street Kenneth R. Libbey $230,000 Sept. 24, 2014 David M. Pope, Theron L. Pope Jr.



Slivery Moon

September 28, 2014 — The crescent Moon over Hopkinton Reservoir at dusk on Sunday was not much more than a sliver, as the trees below it basked in its reflected light.

Health and Fitness
A Short Greeting and Invitation from Michael Macione

Family  Stuff

Troopers Rescue Occupants of Sinking Boat - Operator Charged with Boating Under Influence

BOSTON HARBOR (September 27, 2014) — Troopers assigned to the State Police Marine Unit responded to a call for help in Boston Harbor at 7:18 PM. The boat, a 50 foot Sea Ray, struck a rock between Spectacle Island and the Long Island Bridge. The boat operator and five passengers were thrown into the front of the boat from the flying bridge. Only minor injuries were reported at the scene. Trooper Culver and Trooper Hogan of the Marine Unit were on patrol in the area when the call came in and responded to the area within minutes. The troopers assisted in evacuating the occupants of the boat as it sank.

The operator of the Sea Ray, Paul Boulanger, age 44, of North Andover, was arrested and charged with Boating Under the Influence of Alcohol. The 50 foot Sea Ray sank completely under the water and will remain submerged there overnight. Sea Tow and Tow Boat US responded to the location and  due to the poor night time visibility, declined to put divers in the water for recovery of the boat. The recovery operation will commence after sunrise on Sunday, September 28.

Personal Services 
Treetop View
Click on the photo to open a new, vertical photo in a new window to see the extension of bucket

September 27, 2014 — Joe Regan is zoomed in working in his bucket truck on West Main Street this week. How high is he? Click on the photo to open a vertical orientation in a new browser, ground-to-treetop view, scores of feet from the roadway surface.


Body Found of Missing Female in Provincetown

At 1:57 PM on September 26,2014 the State Police Troop D Headquarters in Middleboro received a call for assistance in locating a missing female party. Troopers from the State Police Barracks in Yarmouth and a Sergeant from the Headquarters in Middleboro responded immediately to the area to assist in the search.

Troopers from the State Police SERT (Special Emergency Response Team), K9 and Dive Team were called out and dispatched to the area to assist in the search. The body of the missing female was found in Blackwater Pond in Provincetown just after 9 AM. Troopers from the State Police Cape and Islands District Attorney’s office are investigating.


Boston Spine Group, First in Seminar Series

Above, Louis G. Jenis, M.D., Sarah Koonce, PA-C, Jessica P. Aidlen, M.D. and Sameer O. Kapasi, M. A., M.D.

September 26, 2014 — Hopkinton Drug kicked off this season's free seminar series on Wednesday at the Hopkinton Senior Center with the Boston Spine Group Providers, who offer alternate techniques to surgery for back pain, as well as surgery itself, if necessary.

           The series picks up again on October 2nd with Four Legged Friends. See the whole list in the link above, or here.


Hopkinton Teen Among Twenty-two from Mass Academy of Math and Science to be Commended in National Merit Program

Worcester, Mass. – September 26, 2014 – Twenty-two students from the Mass Academy of Math and Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) were recognized as "National Merit Commended Students" in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented to these scholastically talented seniors.

The seniors are Alexander Aubuchon (Hubbardston), Marcus Brunelle (Hudson), Damini Chelladurai (Shrewsbury), Stephanie Chin (Sudbury), Colleen Castellani (Oxford), Isabelle Dieu (North Grafton), Jennifer Finne (West Brookfield), Chandler Friend (Worcester), Alyse Gonthier (Sutton), Cole Jeznach (Shrewsbury), Steven Joanis (Franklin), Swathya Koukuntla (Worcester), Matthew Leblanc (Westminster), Alisha Lokhande (Westford), Nathaniel Mahowald (Shrewsbury), Jesse Michel (Hopkinton), Ajey Pandey (Franklin), Andrew Park (Shrewsbury), Kacper Puczydlowski (Webster), Ray Trebicka (Worcester), Bryan Werth (Bedford) and Juliana West (North Grafton).

“Mass Academy is very proud of our students. They are highly engaged in their work and motivated to learn. We appreciate the collaborative efforts of the talented faculty who have worked with our students at Mass Academy, at their sending schools, and at WPI” commented Mass Academy Director Mr. Michael Barney.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic progress. Although they will not continue in the 2015 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2015 competition by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). File photo, contributed content.

Health and Fitness
        Police Arrest/Incident Log - Updated September 26, 2014


Incident Log

Thursday, September 25, 2014

8:13 pm A resident of Cedar Street Extension complained about a barking dog. Officer Arthur Schofield checked the area but did not hear any dog.

7:00 pm Two officers responded to Southbridge for a CEMLEC (Central Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council) activation.

5:57 pm A Teresa Road resident reported smoke behind her stove and that the smoke detectors were sounding. Two officers responded to assist the Fire Department.

5:44 pm An East Main Street resident reported coming home to find that a truck had struck his mailbox and was left at the scene with a note on it saying it would be towed in about an hour. Two officers responded to write a report and left a message with the vehicle's owner.

5:10 pm A caller reported that a large knife was in the roadway on Cedar Street. Officer William Burchard responded and advised that he was able to secure it.

1:26 pm Officer David Shane assisted the Ashland Police Department with a medical call.

8:45 am A caller reported receiving death threats from an involved party in the past. The involved person had removed their electronic monitoring bracelet and was considered dangerous. The Plymouth Police Department will be notified if the person is located.

12:10 am Officer Linda Higgins checked two unoccupied motor vehicles that were parked on Hayden Rowe Street.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

7:44 pm Several callers reported a deceased cat in the roadway on West Main Street. Officer Matthew McNeil checked the area with a negative find.

7:40 pm A 911 caller reported a motor vehicle accident with personal injury on East Main Street. Two officers responded to assist and write a report.

5:30 pm Eight officers responded to Appaloosa Circle to execute a search and arrest warrant at a residence. Subsequently an individual was placed under arrest and the residence searched.

1:27 pm A caller reported that there was an unattended backpack on the corner of Ash Street. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and stated that it appeared to be an insulated lunch bag and left it there in case someone comes back for it.

6:46 am A caller complained about vehicles parked illegally on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer Linda Higgins responded and issued two motor vehicles parking citations.

2:48 am Officer Jacob Campbell checked a motor vehicle that was parked on West Main Street.

Family  Stuff


Lions Are Coming Back to Hopkinton

The Lions are Back and having a membership drive. Anyone interested in finding out more, invited to come to our meeting on October 2nd 7pm at Waterfresh Farm.

Hopkinton had a very active Lions Club until a few years ago. they used to run the Christmas tree sales behind Colellas and the hot dog/hamburg stand on the commons during Polyarts, marathon and other events.

— John Savignano

Personal Services 
Greetings from South Dakota

September 26, 2014 — Greetings from Sioux Falls, South Dakota! In case you wondered, this picture proves there are indeed falls here. — John Ritz

P.S. Trails Club walk for tomorrow has been cancelled. New date TBA.


Lucy is Lost

Lucy as Been Reunited with Her Family
She has a chip, but just shows Tennessee.
Per the chip her name is Lucy and she is spayed. She is about 30 lbs. was found on South Street.

If you know her, or her owner, please call Liz at BayPath Humane Society


State Police Investigate Serious Injury Crash On Mass Pike in Framingham.

September 25, 2014 — At about 5:50 P.M., State Police from the Weston Barracks responded to a report of a crash on Route 90 westbound, approximately ½ mile prior to exit 12 in Framingham. Information collected in the investigation by Trooper John Arone indicates that a 46-year-old man from Tennessee was traveling on Route 90 westbound on a Kawasaki motorcycle when he lost control and crashed.  The operator was subsequently flown by Boston Med Flight helicopter to UMass Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.


Troopers assigned to the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section (CARS) and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section are assisting in the investigation. Framingham Fire and EMS assisted at the scene.  This crash remains under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time. — Press Release

12 Lot Subdivision Formal Decision Rendered
Town will gain 34 acres of open space from development

by Robert Falcione

September 25, 2014 — The Hopkinton Planning Board's Decision approving the 12-lot Open Space Landscape Preservation Development at 203 Pond Street submitted by landowners John Coolidge and Anne Richards has been made official today with a formal Decision. Mr. Coolidge served on the Planning Board as Chairman for several years before deciding not to run again.


During some of the time that this development has been before the Planning Board, the Open Space Preservation Committee has been in discussions with the landowners to advance the purchase of the land to the Community Preservation Commission, which would vote up or down. The CPC is funded by a 2% surcharge on property taxes, which is met by state funds in varying degrees.


The matter of 203 Pond Street was listed as an agenda item on four meeting dates of the OSPC this year, but the Town Clerk's file for the meeting minutes for that committee is empty, according to Town Clerk Brenda McCann. The Chair, Jeff Doherty was not available at this writing.


An affirmative vote of the CPC would bring the possibility of a purchase of this land, or any land, to Town Meeting for it to decide how to spend the CPC funds.


The couple has brought engineers to the Planning Board hearing, but no developer. Nonetheless, as land acquires permits to build, it increases in value.


At a Planning Board meeting on March 11, 2013, Mr. Coolidge made it clear that regardless of the development, he would like to sell the land to the town and that it better "...move to do so before the price goes up."


CPC Chairman Henry Kunicki, reached by telephone today said that it was, ",,, one of the best OSLPD plans ever presented to the Planning Board." Mr. Kunicki said that his committee did see a proposal to purchase the land for $2.6 million, but rejected it. He said the appraisal the committee received from the Sudbury Valley Trustees, which must be kept under wraps, was "considerably lower."


Mr. Kunicki said the town really benefits from the development of the land, because it gets 34 acres of open space at no cost.


"If the town does nothing [Does not purchase the land], it gets 34 acres," he said.


21 Year-old Hopkinton Man Charged with Dealing Heroin
Search warrant executed at Appaloosa Circle home


 September 24, 2014 — Matthew S Moynahan, 21 (File photo), of Appaloosa Circle in Hopkinton was arrested at home without incident today as several Hopkinton Police, with Ashland detectives and a K-9 officer in accompaniment, entered the property, warrants in hand, following surveillance that spotted him in the back yard.



The arrest is part of an ongoing investigation, according to Hopkinton Sgt. Scott vanRaalten, who said that Moynahan was charged in the warrant with one count of Distribution of a Class A Substance, which the Sgt. identified as heroin.



Sgt. vanRaalten said that a search warrant of the home was executed simultaneously, and that more charges could come as a result of that search.



Mr. Moynahan, who is five weeks from his twenty-second birthday, has been known for years to his peers by a knick name, as young people often make up knick names, called TMK (Tall Matt Kid).


 Sgt. vanRaalten said the investigation is still ongoing.


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Health and Fitness
MSP Fugitive Unit, Lawrence Police Searching for
Couple who Kidnapped Woman

September 24, 2014 — The Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section (VFAS) today joined the investigation into last night’s kidnapping, which resulted in a 49-year-old woman escaping from the trunk of a car on Route 24 in Taunton. VFAS is assisting the State Police Detective Unit for Bristol County, troopers from the Middleboro Barracks, and the Lawrence Police Department. Evidence developed thus far in the investigation indicates that the victim was kidnapped at gunpoint in a detached garage at a residence in Lawrence. That location has been processed for evidence by Lawrence detectives and State Police Crime Scene technicians.

Two suspects in the kidnapping are currently being sought: ADYNEW ALVES, 28, of Roxbury, and STEPHANIE WALKER, 28, of Lawrence.

Evidence suggests that the victim yesterday evening was forced into the trunk of a 1996 Nissan Sentra being driven by ALVES. The suspects drove south of Boston, and travelled southbound. At approximately 7:15 p.m. the victim was able to escape from the trunk on Route 24 in Taunton when the vehicle slowed in traffic. Motorists assisted the victim and called police. The victim, whose name is not being released, was transported to Morton Hospital in Taunton with minor injuries.

The suspects’ abandoned vehicle was located today near the Taunton-Freetown line and is being processed for evidence by State Police.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of the suspects is urged to call the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section at 1-800-KAPTURE or the State Police Middleboro Barracks at 508-947-2222.

Personal Services 

     Police Arrest/Incident Log - Updated September 24, 2014 *

   Arrest Log

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

7:11 pm Officer Matthew McNeil placed an individual into Protective Custody on West Main Street.


Incident Log

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

8:51 pm Officer Gregg DeBoer checked a motor vehicle on Loop Road.

8:37 pm A 911 reported yelling, screaming and some type of altercation coming from a residence on Hayden Rowe Street. Two officers spoke with the individuals and advised that all was fine.

6:57 pm A caller from West Main Street reported an unwanted individual who was highly intoxicated was at his business. Three officers responded and subsequently placed the person into Protective Custody.

5:16 pm A motorist reported a low hanging tree branch in the roadway on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and advised that it appeared to be a grape vine and was not a hazard at this time.

2:07 pm Officer Stephen Buckley removed two youths from the skate park on Hayden Rowe Street for not following rules.


Monday, September 22, 2014

10:18 pm Two officers assisted a disabled motor vehicle on Wood Street.

8:36 pm A walk-in from Davis Road reported that a pickup truck was parked in front of his. Officer Matthew McNeil checked the vehicle and advised that it was secure.

7:57 pm A 911 caller from Twin Island Road reported a brush fire at a neighbor's house. Sgt. John Porter responded to assist the Fire Department.

7:15 pm A 911 caller reported that a tree fell down across the roadway Saddle Hill Road and was on top of some wires. Two officers responded and advised that the roadway was shut down until the electrical company responded.

5:13 pm A resident reported that a tree branch was blocking part of the roadway on School Street. Two officers checked the area with a negative find.

4:31 pm A 911 caller reported a motor vehicle accident on Eliot Street in Ashland. The Ashland Police Department was notified.

3:37 pm A motorist called 911 to report that a large trash truck had a metal sign hanging way over the side of it causing a potential hazard on Main Street. Officer Matthew McNeil spoke with the operator and stood by while he fixed the problem.

11:26 am Officer David Shane checked on a red dump truck that was parked on Fruit Street.

12:10 am An East Main Street resident reported seeing a low flying jet that circled the area approximately three times. Officer Jacob Campbell checked the area but did not see any airplane around.

Photo of accident scene at Legacy Farms construction site yesterday, the response to which is omitted from the Police Log by the PD.

Family  Stuff

Update from the ESBC - Elementary School Building Committee
Solution expected by November 2015



HopNews Household Tip
Winterizing Your Spigot

Even if you were among the 2,800 people who already viewed this HopNews video by Peter Zereski, you might
get another kick out his tongue-in-cheek greeting and informative presentation. Click, or click again.


MetroWest YMCA Family Outdoor Center Presents:
Our 9th Annual

Come to the YMCA for night of fun, thrills, chills, and so much more! Activities for the evening will include:

· Haunted Trail Walk
· Campfire Ghost Stories and S’mores
· Crafts, Games, and Prizes
· Indoor Rock Wall
· Refreshments

When: Friday October 24, 2014
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Park in Hayes Lodge/Pool Parking Lot
Cost: $10.00 per family

This is an event you won't want to miss! Fun for the whole Family!

45 East St. Hopkinton, MA


HCA aims to wrap up capital campaign


September 24, 2014 — The Hopkinton Center for the Arts’ renovation and expansion is well underway at 98 Hayden Rowe Street, and supporters hope to raise the remaining $350,000 needed to pay for it before the end of the year.


When it’s completed, the arts complex will house gallery, classroom and performance spaces. The new wing, located behind the historic barn, will include an entryway and atrium-style lobby, offices, a gallery, a kitchen, restrooms and a 200-seat theater.  A farmer’s porch and healing garden are also planned. The HCA’s goal is to present the new center to the Town of Hopkinton in time for the town’s 300th anniversary in 2015. ~ Contributed


Reminder - Tonight!
Health and Fitness

Shovel Snow - $15/hour


The Hopkinton Housing Authority is looking for snow shovelers to assist in snow removal at our development.  This is temporary work and dependent on the weather conditions as needed.


Must be 18 years or older.

Must have your own transportation.

Must have your own apparel for working in adverse winter weather conditions.

Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions.  Work consists of snow shoveling, hand sanding, moving of dumpsters and assisting tenants in cleaning off automobiles in parking spots.

Work hours will be during and after snowstorms.

Pay:  $15.00 per hour.


If you are interested, please call:

Hopkinton Housing Authority

100 Davis Road

Hopkinton, MA  01748



Please leave name and contact telephone number.  We will return your call.  Please reference in your message that you are applying for snow removal.

Personal Services 
Life Flight Chopper Transports Patient From Hopkinton, Landing at Legacy Farms


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2014 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from September 15, 2014 - September 23, 2014
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
337 Wood Street Vijay K. Vanguri, Judith C. Maro $569,900 Sept. 22, 2014 Michael F. McGuirk, Melissa M. McGuirk
19 College Street Francis D. Pettepit Jr., Mary Ellen Pettepit $375,000 Sept. 22, 2014 Judith A. Ryan
98 Hayward Street Sharon R. Novick, Michael Sullivan $417,500 Sept. 19, 2014 Diane M. Hayward, Diane M. Hayward
Nominee Trust
7 Courtney Circle Joshua C. Nowak, Caitlin P. Condon $590,000 Sept. 19, 2014 Robert T. Curley, Diane M. Curley
19 Connelly Hill Road John A. Desimone, Audrey Desimone $1,099,900 Sept. 18, 2014 Connelly LLC
1 Heartwood Way unit 121 Simerjit Stingh, Sweta Kaur $580,965 Sept. 17, 2014 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
84 South Mill Street Joseph Reynolds, Catherine Reynolds $774,900 Sept. 17, 2014 South Mill Street LLC
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Former Framingham Man Held on $1 Million Bail in 2003 Home Invasion and Sexual Assault
Fingerprint evidence linked defendant to Hopkinton case

WOBURN – September 23, 2014 — Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced that a former Framingham man, who has been in default for six years after being indicted for multiple charges relating to a home invasion and attempted sexual assault, is being held on $1 million bail. The defendant was recently brought back to Massachusetts to face these charges after being held in custody in New Jersey on an unrelated matter.

Marcelo Mota, 35 (File photo), formerly of Framingham, has been arraigned on charges of home invasion, armed burglary, armed assault in a dwelling, assault with the intent to rape, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and threatening to commit a crime (two counts).

Middlesex Superior Court Assistant Clerk Magistrate Matt Day ordered the defendant held on $1 million bail with the condition that he is to have no contact, direct or indirect, with the Commonwealth’s witness.

The defendant’s next court date is November 20 for a Motion to Dismiss in Woburn Superior Court.

“We allege that this defendant broke into the victim’s home late at night and attacked her as she slept,” said District Attorney Ryan. “These allegations are terrifying and we are pleased that the defendant is now back in Massachusetts to face these very serious charges. We commend the efforts of the Hopkinton Police and the State Police Crime Lab which continued to investigate this case over the years to solve it and to identify the person we allege was responsible.”

Authorities allege that on August 14, 2003, at approximately 10:00 pm, the defendant broke into a Hopkinton residence, armed with a knife. He assaulted a woman who lived in the home, and threatened her and her family. During the ensuing physical struggle, the defendant injured the victim with the knife.

Hopkinton Police initiated an immediate investigation into the assault, but they were not able to identify the suspect at the time. Police employed the use of a canine and also sought the public’s help, but were still unable to solve the crime. State Police crime lab technicians did, however, recover a fingerprint from the scene.

In July 2007, the defendant—who had allegedly moved from Framingham to New Jersey in 2004—was identified as a suspect in an unrelated matter in New Jersey. Authorities at the Burlington County Sheriff’s Office in New Jersey had in their possession the defendant’s fingerprint card. They provided that card to the Massachusetts State Police Crime Lab which conducted a fingerprint comparison analysis and allegedly determined that those prints linked the defendant to the fingerprint found at the Hopkinton crime scene.

These charges are allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The prosecutor assigned to this case is Assistant District Attorney Suzanne Kontz. The Victim Witness Advocate is Anne Foley.

Authorities also allege that Mota was responsible for sexual assaults in Westborough stemming from the same time period. Those matters are being prosecuted by the Office of Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr.




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