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  Police Incident - Updated October 20, 2014

Emergency, dial 911, Non-emergency, dial 508-497-3401

   Arrest Log

Saturday, October 18, 2014

10:36 pm Officer Matthew McNeil arrested Robert E. Murphy, 59, of Sewell Street, Ashland, on Hayden Rowe Street and charged him with Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, OUI Liquor, 3rd Offense and Child Endangerment while OUI.

Incident Log

Sunday, October 19, 2014

10:41 pm A caller reported hearing a barking dog possibly coming from a vehicle in a West Main Street parking lot. Officer Arthur Schofield located the dog inside of a vehicle and spoke with the owner.

10:40 pm Officer Philip Powers checked a motor vehicle in a West Main Street parking lot.

8:51 pm Officer Arthur Schofield checked a motor vehicle that was parked behind the High School.

8:07 pm The Uxbridge Police Department requested that an officer retrieve firearms from a residence on Oakhurst Road. Three officers responded and advised that the individual was not home but was contacted via phone and was made aware of the situation.

5:32 pm Two officers responded to a motor vehicle accident without personal injury on Hayden Rowe Street.

2:53 pm A walk-in from South Mill Street reported that he drove off with his iPad on the roof of his car.

11:18 am Officer Patrick O'Brien followed up on previous victims of mailbox vandalism or property damage.

10:18 am Officer Patrick O'Brien checked on some property damage on the Fruit Street fields.

9:25 am A resident of Andrea Drive reported that their mailbox was vandalized overnight.

8:59 am A John Matthew Road resident reported that his mailbox was damaged and a threat was left on a note inside of the mailbox. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded to speak with the caller and write a report.

7:47 am A caller from Emma Drive reported that theirs and about five other mailboxes in the area were smashed overnight. Multiple other callers reported damaged mailboxes on Pond Street and Stagecoach Drive as well. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and wrote a report.

5:33 am Two officers assisted an individual on Davis Road.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

11:15 pm A caller reported that a motorcycle was driving at a high rate of speed on Eastview Road and did not travel on Kerry Lane. Sgt. Scott vanRaalten checked the area with a negative find.

10:49 pm Sgt. John Porter assisted an individual on Davis Road.

10:36 pm A female caller from the High School requested assistance because she was concerned that the driver of a bus that was traveling from Cape Cod with 25 cross country high school students on board was intoxicated. Two officers responded and subsequently arrested a 59 year-old male from Ashland and charged him with Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, OUI Liquor, 3rd Offense and Child Endangerment while OUI.

8:44 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil spoke with a male who was walking on Tammer Lane with a six pack of beer and identified him as an adult.

8:20 pm Three officers assisted an individual on Davis Road.

7:29 pm Two callers reported hearing fireworks in the area of Teresa Road. Officer Gregg DeBoer checked the area but did not hear any fireworks.

6:27 pm A resident of Sanctuary Lane reported that while his brother-in-law was walking his dog on a leash it was attacked by another dog. The Animal Control Officer was notified.

5:44 pm The Westborough Police Department requested that an officer attempt to notify a resident of Washington Lane to call them in regards to a minor hit and run incident. Officer Matthew McNeil advised that he left a message with the person.

4:52 pm A caller reported that the operator of a black Mazda took off at a high rate of speed and almost hit the group of people she was standing with at the Fruit Street fields. Officer Matthew McNeil spoke with the caller and contacted the registered owner of the vehicle.

2:04 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Patrick O'Brien regarding someone doing “donuts” on the Fruit Street fields.

1:15 pm A motorist reported that a man driving a black SUV passed her on a double yellow line and flipped her off on Chestnut Street. Officer Stephen Buckley checked the area but was unable to locate the vehicle. Five attempts were placed to notify the Milford Police Department but did not go through due to a busy signal.

12:44 pm A motorist reported being rear-ended on Smith Road and was not feeling well due to hitting her head. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded to assist the Fire Department and advised that both operators were transported to the hospital.

11:48 am Officer Patrick O'Brien reported issuing a citation for a violation of the solicitation by-laws. Solicitors were leaving pamphlets on door steps which is ok, however they were ringing doorbells for notification which is a violation.

11:13 am A caller reported that there were several vehicles blocking the roadway on Fruit Street making it so that he could not get into his driveway. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and stated that most of the vehicles cleared the area prior to his arrival.

10:53 am Two officers responded to Davis Road to assist the Fire Department with the investigation of a smell of natural gas.

10:45 am Officer Stephen Buckley assisted a disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street.

10:37 am A caller reported that an electrical company was working on the power lines on Lumber Street and was blocking one travel lane making it a traffic hazard. Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with a worker who contacted his supervisor for a possible detail request.

10:00 am An officer completed community relations on Ash Street.

9:50 am The Yarmouth Police Department requested an officer notify a resident of Ash Street that their home in Yarmouth had an outside light flickering. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and notified the home owner.

7:35 am A Smith Road resident reported that a deer was stuck in a fence in his backyard. The deer was still alive and moving around. A message was left with the Animal Control Officer and Officer Patrick O'Brien advised that the deer was let loose.

Friday, October 17, 2014

9:25 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil investigated vehicles that were parked at the bird sanctuary on Clinton Street. He advised that he located a group and destroyed a small amount of marijuana on the scene.

7:45 pm Officer Gregg DeBoer assisted a disabled motor vehicle on Fruit Street.

5:28 pm A Yale Road resident reported that unwanted individuals, related to his ex-girlfriend, were in his backyard and didn't understand why they were there. Officer Matthew McNeil checked the area but did not locate anyone in his backyard.

5:08 pm Officer Matthew McNeil removed a telephone wire from the roadway on Downey Street.

4:52 pm Officer Gregg DeBoer attempted to contact the owner of an abandoned motor vehicle, that was obstructing a travel lane on Wood Street, but did not get a response. The vehicle was removed by a tow truck.

4:48 pm A female reported finding a dog on Main Street. The owner was located via dog tag and was returned home.

1:43 pm Officer Stephen Buckley removed a large snapping turtle from the roadway on West Elm Street.

1:01 pm A caller reported a tree down on Spring Street. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and requested the Highway Department to assist with removing it.

12:55 pm Officer Thomas Griffin assisted the Fire Department with the investigation of an interior odor of natural gas on Grove Street.

12:55 pm A motorist reported that a blue pick-up truck was parked halfway on the sidewalk and halfway in the road on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer Thomas Griffin checked the area and advised that it was not creating a hazard.

11:51 am Officer Stephen Buckley assisted the Fire Department with an alarm investigation on South Street.

11:29 am Officer Stephen Buckley checked a motor vehicle that was parked on Pond Street.

9:31 am The Portsmouth, RI Police Department reported that they received a Hopkinton location on a GPS search for a missing person out of their town. Officer Stephen Buckley checked the area but was unable to locate anyone. A re-ping on the GPS was made and the individual was now in Westborough. The Westborough Police Department was notified of the situation.

6:18 am A resident reported seeing a suspicious person with a flashlight in a wooded area near Old Town Road and Pine Island Road. Officer John Moran checked the area and walked down to the water front by the rope swing but did not find anyone.

Family  Stuff

Health and Fitness

A Letter to Parents Regarding OUI Incident

October 20, 2014

Dear Hopkinton parents,


We have been working with the Hopkinton Police Department as part of an active investigation regarding an incident that occurred on Saturday night. The bus driver responsible for driving our cross-country team was arrested and charged with OUI upon arriving at the high school. The Hopkinton Police Department has reported that the driver had a past record of OUI offenses. Clearly that led to many questions regarding how he was able to obtain a driver’s license and what I plan to do to ensure closer scrutiny by the District of its transportation services.  


The driver in question, despite his past OUI offenses, was in a position to be driving a bus for Connolly Bus Company and Hopkinton because he met the state requirements for obtaining a license. This includes annual CORI, SORI (Sex Offender Registry Information) and a driver record check.   I intend to impose stricter criteria at the district level moving forward.


While Hopkinton Public Schools does not license school bus drivers, we will continue to take appropriate action to review the suitability of our drivers.  Under state law, all individuals providing school related transportation to students are subject to criminal record review and finger-printing.  I have notified Michael J.Connolly & Sons Inc., the private contractor that provides the District’s busing services, that we will continue to enforce our rights under law to require finger-print checks on all drivers assigned to the District’s routes and I will personally review all existing CORI reports.  


We will continue to cooperate with the Hopkinton Police in their investigation of this matter and will be conducting a full and complete internal investigation as to the actions of school personnel.  I continue to assure you that the focus of the investigation is to ensure the safety of our students and to improve procedures where necessary.


Cathy MacLeod, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2014 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from October 15, 2014 - October 20, 2014
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
83 Grove Street Andrew F. Arthur, Shirleyanne Z. Arthur $315,000 Oct. 17, 2014 Andrew C. Matz, Monique C. Matz
7 Cross Street Bryan Dore, Erin Dore $270,000 Oct. 17, 2014 Kathleen S. Whalen
211 Captain Eames Circle unit B Farouq Jiwani $102,900 Oct. 20, 2014 Farouq Jiwani, Sheliza Jiwani
No New Transactions        
No New Transactions        


October 20, 2014 — Tonight is Senior Night on the football field at 5pm versus Bellingham. The underclass men decorated the senior girls' houses late last night to surprise them this morning.
        The girls Hillers soccer team need 4 more points to make tournament this season and are hoping to take 2 points tonight with a win.
Pictured is Katelyn Delaney with her younger siblings also hiller athletes. left to right : Christopher, Dan, Katelyn, Riley, Connor and Owen.


Personal Services 

Support for Carolyn Dykema Reelection


I am writing in support of Carolyn Dykema’s reelection to the Massachusetts 8th Middlesex House seat.  Carolyn helped our family through a bureaucratic maze in our quest to escape onerous flood insurance premiums imposed due to incorrect FEMA mapping data.  These insurance payments escalated annually and had become a financial hardship for our household.  Rectifying the incorrect data required a complicated minuet involving local, state, and federal levels of government, a path we were unable to navigate.  At a time when our elected leaders have not always lived up to our standards, Carolyn met and exceeded the standard for constituent service by aiding us through her expertise and cooperation with other branches and levels of government. 


Through her efforts and attention to detail, Carolyn earned my vote and I’m sure that she will earn yours.


Tony Pepe

47 Arch Street

Holliston, MA


Irish Step

October 19, 2014 — Nearly a dozen Irish Step dancers from Hopkinton did some performing and fundraising on the Hopkinton Common on Sunday. This girl appears to have had her chair removed digitally, but she is really in mid-step.
Health and Fitness
Bring Your Own Marshmallows

October 19, 2014 — Weston Nurseries has a stone paver feature with an attended cooking fire for people who might want to bring their own marshmallows. When the weather gets a little nippier, they will have the feature at the entrance, now adorned with pumpkins, ready for Smores. Above is one small section of pavers. Behind it are many more features and varieties.

Family  Stuff

Fare Thee Well

October 19, 2014 — Amanda Maffei is getting a bit wind-blown during her last performance of the season at the Hopkinton Farmers Market on Sunday. One tent got picked up by the wind, but no one was injured.


Band Day


October 19, 2014 — Saturday at Gillette it was the annual UMASS Band day.  On the field in this picture are 78 high school bands and the UMASS band, close to 4,000 kids in all. — Dick Duggan



Hopkinton School Bus Driver Arrested, Charged With Driving Under the Influence

Twenty-five students were on returning bus


 The following is a press release from Hopkinton Police Department:


October 19, 2014 — On Saturday, October 18th, at approximately 10:30 pm a coach [Jennifer Fairbanks] on a school bus reported concerns that the bus driver may be intoxicated. Twenty-five Hopkinton High School cross country members were on the bus returning from a meet [in Falmouth]. Officer Aaron O’Neil was dispatched to the area and located the bus as it was turning into the Hopkinton High School parking lot.

All of the passengers on the bus disembarked and Officer O’Neil made contact with the driver. The bus driver was identified as 59 year-old, Robert E. Murphy, who is a resident of Ashland. Officer O’Neil conducted a series of standardized field sobriety tests and at the conclusion placed Mr. Murphy under arrest for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, third offense and operating a motor vehicle to endanger.

Robert E. Murphy was transported to the Hopkinton Police Department. Murphy was booked and bail was arranged through the bail commissioner. Murphy is scheduled to appear in Framingham District Court on Monday, October 20th, for arraignment.


   The following is an email sent to parents from Hopkinton School Superintendent Cathy MacLeod:
   Message from the superintendent.

We are working with the Police Department as part of an active investigation regarding an incident that occurred last night. The bus driver responsible for driving our cross country team was arrested and charged with OUI upon arriving at the high school. We will continue to update the school community as we are provided with more facts. I can assure you that it is being managed with the greatest concern for the safety of our students.


Personal Services 



Hunting Season Information Compliments of the Hopkinton Trails Club

Hopkinton has a wealth of beautiful open spaces and the Trails Club encourages everyone to get out and use them. When we go, we always take precautions to ensure our hikes are safe and enjoyable. We bring maps and water, wear appropriate clothes and footwear, and there's always at least one first aid kit in someone's pack.

Autumn is a particularly wonderful time to be out in the woods. The air is cool and the color of the changing leaves can be spectacular. Extra caution is needed at this time of year however. This is deer hunting season and many of the areas we love to explore in Hopkinton are open for hunting

There are three hunting seasons for deer in Massachusetts. The 2014 dates are:
Bow & Arrow: October 20 thru November 29
Shotgun: December 1 thru December 13
Muzzle-loaders: December 15 thru December 31

You can still enjoy the woods during this time if you use common sense and take a few precautions:

Be aware of which areas are open for hunting and when (no hunting on Sundays!)
Wear blaze orange clothing (at least a hat)
Avoid hikes during prime hunting times (dawn & dusk)

For more information about hunting seasons and safety in the woods, visit the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife (Mass Wildlife) webpage.


Irish Step Dancers

To Perform Sunday on

Hopkinton Common

As many of you know, Ailene Barry, Cate Barry, Deirdre Belger, Erin Belger, Camryn Franks, Jessie Franks, Maggie Franks, Ashleigh Pepin, and Maura Souza  started Irish Step Dancing  years ago. Recently, they were selected by their teacher at McInerney School of Irish Step to compete on a team representing McInerney in the 2014 "Oireachtas" or New England Region Irish Step Dance Competition.  The girls have worked very hard with their team for several weeks already, practicing every Friday night and Saturday morning since late August! 


This year, there are 8 girls from Hopkinton competing in the New England Region "Oireachtas" Competition.  In order to fundraise to defray the costs of competing, the girls will be performing Irish Step Dance at this weekends Farmer's Market on the Hopkinton Town Common. There will be 2 performances on Sunday: 1:30 PM and 4:15 PM. Please stop by girls tent any time between 1 - 5 PM as well! 


Above is a picture that includes all the girls from the Worcester St. Patrick’s Day Parade  in 2012.


Fiery Trees

October18, 2014 — This week a trip to Sutton yielded these fiery trees standing silent sentinel over a mute swan.

Family  Stuff

Candidates for Senate Debate - Markey vs. Herr
Health and Fitness
Happy Birthday to Crew...

October 18, 2014 — Crew Teams from around the World practiced for this Weekend's Head of The Charles Regatta. It's the largest event of its kind in the World and is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. — John Collins

Personal Services 
Hopkinton  64, Dover-Sherborn 42

October 18, 2014 — Above Haiden Pereira has some wind at his back on this one. Below, Drew Donohue leaves one Raider pounding the turf in his wake.
Do You Believe in Magic

October 18, 2014 — Woodville  resident David Adelman shares this stunning and magnificent view of Lake Whitehall from the area of his back porch. People lucky enough to live near the lake or have used it sense its grand and rarified nature, an ecosystem, some might say, unto itself. Mr. Adelman has captured one part of its grand visual beauty. To boat on the waters is to sense some of the specialness of the place, because simply testimony about the lake isn't the same as experiencing it.


Hopkinton Fire Joins Response to Serious Injury Crash on Route 495 in Milford

  October 17, 2014 —     This evening at about 9:05 p.m., State Police from the Millbury Barracks responded to a report of a one-car crash on Route 495 SB in the median, north of exit 20 in Milford. Information collected in the investigation by Trooper Kurt Bourdon indicates that a 36-year-old man from Hudson was traveling on Route 495 south in a 2010 Ford F250 when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed in the median. The man was subsequently flown by LifeFlight helicopter to UMass Medical Center in Worcester for treatment of serious injuries.

The cause of this crash remains under investigation. Due to the serious nature of the injuries, the identity of the victim is being withheld pending family notification.

Milford and Hopkinton Fire and EMS assisted at the scene. The Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section (CARS) will be assisting with investigating the cause of this crash.


Goodbye Summer

October 17, 2014 — Reader Nancy Best sends in this photo looking out across Hopkinton Reservoir from the rear of the boat house and related her personification of it. What do you think she sees? The answer tomorrow.

Family  Stuff

Fatal Crash on Route 495 in Mansfield

On Saturday October 11, 2014 at 1:34 a.m. troopers from the State Police Barracks in Foxboro responded to a one car crash with serious injuries and reports of a passenger entrapped in the vehicle. The vehicle, a 2000 Toyota Camry, had spun around several times before leaving the roadway and striking a tree. The force of the impact severed the vehicle in half between the engine and the passenger compartments. The four teenage occupants of the vehicle were wearing seat belts and were not ejected from the wreck.

The operator of the vehicle and two of the passengers were transported to Rhode Island Hospital by the Mansfield Fire Department. The driver, Jenna Lombardo, 19, of Seekonk, and a passenger, Cameron Hutcheon, 19 of Attleboro, were treated for minor injuries. Cameron Hutcheon’s twin brother Christopher Hutcheon, also 19 and from Attleboro, was admitted with serious injuries. The fourth passenger, 18 year old Jacob Allard of Attleboro, was transported to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro where he was treated for minor injuries.

On Thursday October 16, 2014 at 11 p.m. Christopher Hutcheon was pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. No charges have been filed at this time.



   Police Incident - Updated October 17, 2014

Emergency, dial 911, Non-emergency, dial 508-497-3401

   Incident Log

Thursday, October 16, 2014

11:27 pm Two officers assisted another town department on Woodview Way.
9:13 pm Two officers assisted the Southborough Police Department with looking for a possible intoxicated male on Richards Road.
8:26 pm Officer William Burchard reported that a street sign on Pond Street snapped off of the base. The DPW was notified.
7:11 pm A caller reported that a large tree limb fell down in the street on Saddle Hill Road. Officer Philip Power responded and stated that he was able to removed the limb.
7:00 pm A 911 caller reported that a 3 year-old girl in Southborough fell, hit her head and was now bleeding. The Southborough Police Department were notified and responded.
6:41 pm Officer William Burchard assisted a disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street.
4:44 pm The operator of a motor vehicle in a Main Street parking lot reported that her car would not start. Officer Matthew McNeil responded to assist.
4:19 pm A walk-in reported that her son was not picked up in a custody exchange and wished to have it logged for future reference.
2:27 pm Several callers reported a motor vehicle accident without personal injury on Grove Street. Two officers responded and wrote a report.
12:38 pm The landlord of an East Main Street property complained about tenants who were screaming and banging on the walls. Two officers responded and spoke with the residents.
11:24 am Officer Stephen Buckley reported finding a house on Hearthstone Road with the door wide open and a vehicle in the driveway with nobody around. He advised that he spoke with a contractor.
10:50 am A walk-in spoke with Officer Thomas Griffin.
10:39 am A resident of Pond Street reported that a motor vehicle was parked on her lawn. Officer David Shane checked the area but was unable to locate the owner.
10:36 am A motorist reported that a tree limb fell across Cedar Street. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and notified the DPW.
10:12 am Officer Thomas Griffin did a follow up at a Main Street business.
9:15 am A caller reported that a white truck on Chamberlain Street had its hazards on and black smoke was billowing out out of it. Officer Stephen Buckley checked the vehicle at a constructions site and advised that it didn't appear to have any problems.
5:28 am Officer Philip Powers transported an individual from the High School.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

11:46 pm A Davis Road resident reported that a smoke alarm sounded nine times then shut off by itself. Officer Jacob Campbell responded to assist the Fire Department but could not find the cause of the alarm.
10:08 pm Officer Stephen Buckley reported coming upon a boat with no plate or valid registration that appeared to be abandoned on Wood Street. The Environmental Police were notified.
9:02 pm A resident of East Main Street requested that an officer stand by while another person removed his belongings from his house. Two officers responded to assist.
8:52 pm Officer William Burchard checked a motor vehicle on West Main Street.
8:15 pm A 911 caller reported an erratic operator on Wood Street. Officer William Burchard stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator who advised that they were lost.
4:45 pm Officer Arthur Schofield issued a verbal warning to un-registered solicitors on Kruger Road.
4:01 pm Officer Philip Powers reported a missing child on Tammer Lane. Three officers responded and advised that a short time later the child was located at a neighbor's house.
3:33 pm A Hayden Rowe Street resident reported that a plane was flying very low and had circled the area several times. Officer Arthur Schofield checked the area but did not see any plane.
3:10 pm A resident of East Main Street reported that there was an un-wanted person at his home. Three officers responded and spoke with all involved.
2:28 pm Officer David Shane assisted a disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street.
1:17 pm A caller reported finding a wallet on West Main Street. Officer David Shane responded to retrieve it.
1:15 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Thomas Griffin.
1:13 pm Officer Stephen Buckley completed community relations on Davis Road.
11:07 am A caller reported being involved in a motor vehicle accident with personal injury on West Main Street. Officer David Shane responded to assist and write a report.
7:45 am Two callers reported a motor vehicle accident without personal injury on Main Street. Two officers responded and wrote a report.
1:41 am Officer John Moran checked a motor vehicle that was parked on Main Street.
12:57 am Officer Linda Higgins assisted the Southborough Police Department with a female prisoner.
12:31 am Officer John Moran checked a motor vehicle on Main Street and spoke with the operator.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

7:17 pm The Upton Police Department reported receiving a call regarding a male who was walking up West Main Street with all dark clothing on. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and transported the male to the Upton town line.
5:58 pm Officer William Burchard spoke with an individual from DCF regarding a missing person.
4:51 pm A 911 call was transferred from the State Police regarding a motor vehicle accident involving a car on it's roof. The accident was determined to be in Upton. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded to assist the Upton Police Department with traffic.
4:32 pm The operator of a motor vehicle reported that a car backed up into her while in a West Main Street businesses parking lot. Officer William Burchard responded to assist.
4:21 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil spoke with a female on Hayward Street who was concerned for her safety.
3:51 pm A resident of Hayward Street reported that a suspicious male, with a telephone companies shirt on, was in a vehicle outside of her house and was seen leaving frantically. She believed that he may be involved in a previous breaking and entering. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area with a negative find.
2:19 pm A Woody Island Road resident reported that an aggressive solicitor just came to her door. Officer Patrick O'Brien located him and advised that he had an expired permit.
2:18 pm Two callers from Sanctuary Lane reported that there were loose horses in the neighborhood. Officer David Shane and the Animal Control Officer responded to assist with getting the animals back to their owner.
1:46 pm A walk-in reported that a bag and a broken phone were on a bench on the town common. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and retrieved both the items.
1:18 pm A resident of Highland Street left a message on the Crime Tip line that she was the intended victim of the IRS scam. Detective Timothy Brennan contacted her.
11:42 am Officer Philip Powers requested an officer make an attempt to contact the parent of a sick child on Wood Street. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded contacted her.
6:14 am Two officers responded to Davis Road to assist the Fire Department with the investigation of an audible alarm sounding.
12:41 am A caller reported a suspicious motor vehicle with cones around it on Downey Street. Officer Linda Higgins advised that she had already spoke with the work crew who was repairing wires.
12:28 am Officer Linda Higgins checked a motor vehicle on Avenue E.

Health and Fitness
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Family  Stuff

Keep Smilin' 4 Abbie

Tuesday, October 21st, the Hopkinton High School Field Hockey Team will have their "Keep Smilin' 4 Abbie" fundraiser game at home against Holliston.


The game will be a fundraiser for allergy research and awareness, in honor of their friend and teammate, Abbie Benford, who tragically passed away last year from an anaphylactic reaction. A variety of purple Keep Smilin' gear - bracelets, T-shirts, bumper stickers, and pins, as well as baked goods will be available for sale at the game.

We hope to see a big turnout for this important game!

For more information on the "Keep Smilin' 4 Abbie" Fund, please visit http://www.keepsmilin4abbie.org/  ~ Contributed content.


Arts Community Rallies

October 16, 2014 — Above, Chuck Joseph, known as an area Realtor and former teacher as well as the head of the Hopkinton Community endowment, is also on the Board of Directors of the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. He spoke of his love for the town and the project renovating and rebuilding the arts space, and rallied supporters, suggesting ways they could help ramp up the funding efforts. Below, HCA Executive Director Kelly Grill introduced Sandra Delbridge, left, who covers her heart as she begins to speak about her involvement. She and her husband Kevin appear to lead the recent individual private donations to the current capital campaign with a $100,000 gift. The Delbridges were also early supporters of the predecessor to the HCA, the CAA, which used the same location.

Below, Joyce Kulhawik, former Arts and Entertainment Editor for CBS Television Channel 4 in Boston applauds one of the speakers. Ms. Kulhawik was the keynote speaker this evening, who stayed until the end to hear all of the other speakers and to mix with the benefactors.


Good Omen?

October 16, 2014 — A gigantic rainbow seemed to blanket the entire town near sunset today, as the rain stopped in the western sky, and the sun peeked through the clouds lighting up the eastern sky. A rainbow appears opposite the sun in a sky that is still raining or misting.

Hopkinton Drug Flu Clinic

October 16, 2014 — Hopkinton Drug conducted a flu clinic today for Town Employees, beginning at the Fire Station at 7:00 am and ending up at the Town Hall at 1:00 pm. Director of Marketing for Hopkinton Drug, Michael Macione said that the employees' insurance covered the cost, and that holding the clinic saved the Town of Hopkinton money that the Board of Health would have spent on serum.

        Above, Jamie Hellen, Operations Assistant to the Town Manager, gets an alcohol wipe from pharmacist Vera Parker, who administered the injection.


Bridge Over the River Blackstone


October 16, 2014 — The Roving HopCam made the foliage scene in the Blackstone Valley last weekend and came up with this photo of a keystone arch bridge over the Blackstone River, where the defunct Blackstone Canal once operated. After only about 25 years in operation from Worcester to Providence, the canal was made obsolete by the construction  of railroads.

Health and Fitness

Stoughton Raid Yields Guns, Drugs and Money

On October 16, 2014, a drug task force consisting of members of the State Police Gang Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation, State Police Detective Unit for Norfolk County, Brockton Police Department, and the Stoughton Police Department executed a search warrant on a residence in Stoughton that netted two guns, drugs and money.

At about 6:00 A.M., as part of an ongoing investigation, officers executed a search warrant at a residence located at 97 Pratts Court. Among other items, they located and seized a loaded Glock .40 caliber, semi-automatic handgun, a loaded Ruger 9mm, semi-automatic handgun, a quantity of a substance believed to be heroin, and thousands of dollars in cash. Two men, 22-year-old PATRICK BRANDAO of Brockton and 29-year-old ISAIAH TEIXEIRA of Stoughton, were arrested and charged with Possession With Intent to Distribute a Class A Substance (School Zone), Possession of a Firearm While Committing a Felony (2 counts), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm, and Receiving Stolen Property. Additionally, BRANDAO had four outstanding warrants for his arrest. Both men were arraigned in Stoughton District Court today.

Also assisting in this case were members of the Massachusetts State Police Special Tactical Operations (STOP) Team and the State Police K9 Unit.

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Saturdays at Fay - 
Jeannie Mack's Halloween Party


Saturdays at Fay is a series of free Saturday morning programs designed for children ages 2-8 along with their parents. This month’s program will feature Jeannie Mack, a children's musician, who will perform songs about pumpkins, trick-or-treating, and silly witches. There will also be fun and games, a Halloween story, and a costume parade. Make sure you wear your Halloween costume!

Space is limited so please register online at www.fayschool.org/saturdays.

Halloween Party Ages 2-8

Saturday, October 25, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Fay's Primary School, 25 Middle Road in Southborough


Only One Car Can Occupy One Space at One Time

October 16, 2014 — The Grove and Pleasant Street intersection is the scene of many accidents. No injuries were reported immediately following this one this afternoon.

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Heating Assistance Available


SMOC (South Middlesex Opportunity Council) is taking applications for Hopkinton residents who are interested in applying for home heating fuel assistance.  

   Income guidelines:  maximum gross annual income:  household of 1   $32,618

                                                                                 household of 2   $42,654

                                                                                 household of 3   $52,691

To see if you qualify, phone the Outreach Office at the Senior Center; 508-497-9730


Happy Credit Union Day to You...

October 16, 2014 — Credit Union Day is a great time, Webster First believes, to celebrate their members with gifts galore. Branch Manager Kimberly Williamson and Loan Originator Justin Hetherington stand in front of some of the gifts this morning at their 22 South Street Hopkinton Branch. The branch will be open for customers and those who would like to entertain low interest loans and free checking accounts, as well as a piece of Danish and a coffee, today until 5:00 pm.

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

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New Transactions from October 6, 2014 - October 15, 2014
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
12 Rosewood Lane unit 11D Algonquin Trail 2012 Realty Trust,
Jennifer A. Roadman
$270,000 Oct. 15, 2014 Helen K. Baratta Revocable Trust,
Pasquale Baratta, Helen K. Baratta
26 Kimball Road Jason W. Rankin, Claire Rankin $799,900 Oct. 14, 2014 Craig A. Park, Kristen A. Park
10 Oliver Lane Saurabh D. Lodaria, Shweta S. Verma $555,000 Oct. 10, 2014 Nancy J. Murphy
34 Connelly Hill Road Nicole M. Dolski, Robert F. Dolski $1,029,461 Oct. 10, 2014 Connelly LLC
2 Ryegrass Circle unit 115 Sixtine Valdelievre Herold, Jens-Martin Herold $512,175 Oct. 9, 2014 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
26 Nazneen Circle Bhavesh Petel, Sonal Patel $570,000 Oct. 8, 2014 Jangul Abdul Aslam, Minu Aslam
17 Carriage Hill Road Kristen A. Dykstra, Steven C. Gamache $775,000 Oct. 8, 2014 John E. Phelan Jr.
4 Ryegrass Circle unit 116 Macritchie Family Trust, Donald R. Macritchie,
Catherine W. Macritchie
$535,495 Oct. 6, 2014 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
8 Cortland Lane Claudia Bialzik, Joseph Bialzik $535,000 Oct. 10, 2014 Edward A. Ferrelli, Jeanette Ferrelli
319 Captain Eames Circle unit D Lauren P. Mahoney, Robert Keville $340,000 Oct. 10, 2014 Jason Butke, Mira Muniz-Butke
247 Meeting House Path unit D Jie Ashlie Fan, Eric Yu Tau $213,500 Oct. 10, 2014 Daniel Surette, Andrea Surette
1 Wenzell Road Brian Moroney, Amanda Moroney $330,000 Oct. 10, 2014 Joseph Bialzik, Claudia P. Bialzik
145 Cherry Street Justin J. Coronella $286,500 Oct. 10, 2014 James A. Diamond, Kate L. Diamond
13 Washington Avenue Gerard M. Buggy $250,000 Oct. 8, 2014 Jeanne W. Leonard, Washington Avenue Realty Trust
48 Breakneck Hill Road Brendan A. Mahoney, Mary Elizabeth M. Mahoney $598,500 Oct. 15, 2014 Elizabeth H. Carroll, Lucibetz Trust
10 Clemmons Street Yee F. Fong $540,000 Oct. 10, 2014 Theodore R. Luchette
184 Southville Road CSS Development LLC $175,000 Oct. 8, 2014 Carol B. Wagner
3 Station Street Edward Ferrelli, Jeanette Ferrelli $375,000 Oct. 14, 2014 Carl F. Heintz, Elaine M. Heintz
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