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  Police Arrest/Incident Log Updated December 22, 2014

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-2323

 

Summary

The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

  5 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

10 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.

  4 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

  2 Motor Vehicle Accidents w/o Personal Injury

  2 Animal Calls

  1 Parking Complaint

 

Arrest Log

Saturday, December 20, 2014

10:16 pm Blair Polny, 52, of Webster Street in Holliston was arrested on Main Street and charged with OUI Liquor and Fail to Stop/Yield

 

Friday, December 19, 2014

10:47 pm Officer Peter Booth arrested an 18 year-old Hopkinton High School student on  Wood Street following an accident and charged him with OUI Liquor, Speeding in Violation Special Regulation, Marked Lanes Violation and Reckless Operation of Motor Vehicle.

 

Incident Log

Sunday, December 21, 2014

8:21 pm Two individuals  getting gas on Grove Street passed out behind the wheel before heading toward Ashland. Negative find.

8:21 pm Officer Matthew McNeil spoke with an individual who was reported to be walking down the street with a knife strapped to his leg. The caller felt it was suspicious.

9:05 am Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with an individual who reported that two men in their early 60's refused to leave his Hayden Rowe Street property, and refused to identify themselves as well.

 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

10:16 pm Blair Polny, 52, of Webster Street in Holliston was arrested on Main Street and charged with OUI Liquor and Fail to Stop/Yield.

9:28 pm A Spanish-speaking female called from her Rolling Green, Milford address complaining of flu-like symptoms. Milford PD was notified.

8:08 pm A Price Chopper employee's vehicle was the victim of a hit and run.

7:11 pm Officer William Burchard assisted a woman on the town's Fruit Street property who was cornered by a coyote while walking her dog.

11:50 am An individual involved in an accident was refused by the tow company to retrieve his medication, but a call from Police Officer Thomas Griffin changed that.

11:10 am Animal Control Officer William Proctor assisted an injured hawk found on the side of the road on Wilson Street.

12:10 am Officer Peter Booth spoke with an alleged victim of harassing texts, phone calls, and messages, and will follow up with the other individual.

 

Friday, December 19, 2014

10:47 pm Officer Peter Booth arrested an 18 year-old Hopkinton High School student on  Wood Street following an accident and charged him with OUI Liquor, Speeding in Violation Special Regulation, Marked Lanes Violation and Reckless Operation of Motor Vehicle.

10:46 pm Sgt. Scott vanRaalten reports vehicle passed a thigh rate of speed on Wood Street, but was unable to catch up with him.

8:29 pm A Ralph Road caller reports his snow sticks stolen for the second time.

8:16 pm An Ash Street caller reported the violation of the bylaw time limit on construction activity on Holt Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil spoke with the alleged violators, who ceased operations.

6:44 pm Mailbox smashed on Hayden Rowe Street as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

6:02 pm One or more people were transported to hospital as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Hayden Rowe Street.

5:42 pm Officer Arthur Schofield spoke with an individual on Clinton Street about his roommate.

5:11 pm A Donna Pass resident reported suspicious behavior from a driver parked between houses who shut his lights and ducked down as he drove past.

3:36 pm An individual whose plated were confiscated walked into the station with a newly activated registration and was given his plates.

 

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Barbara J. Comeau, 56

 

Barbara J. Comeau, 56, of Hopkinton, passed away Sunday, December 21, 2014. Born in Canada, she was the daughter of Janet Louise Douglass and the late Richard Nelson Clark. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton

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In Heartfelt Remembrance

 

December 21, 2014 — The Live4Evan organization donated and served dinner to 25 family members last Saturday who were staying at the Yawkey Family Inn at Boston Children's Hospital. Patients and family members stay at the Inn when going through extended treatment situations and need a local place to stay.

 

The Live4Evan organization is planning on repeating this activity 6 times in the coming year. Pictured (left to right) from the Live4Evan team and offering their goodwill to others are: Michael Girardi, Kathy MacDonald, and Pat Mahon. To learn more about the Inn visit http://www.yawkeyfamilyinn.org/ and about the Live4Evan organization visit http://liveforevan.org/ ". If you would like to volunteer in any way, please let us know http://www.live4evan.org/evan-girardi-5k/get-involved/ .

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State Police Arrest Two In Sturbridge

For Trafficking Heroin

 

December 20, 2014 — Today at about 6:00 p.m., Trooper Sergio Figueiredo of the State Police Barracks in Sturbridge stopped a 1999 Buick Century on Route 84 in Sturbridge for several motor vehicle infractions.  Upon further investigation, and with assistance from Sturbridge Police Sergeant Larry Bateman and Patrolman Ronald Obuchowski, Trooper Figueiredo located a large quantity of a substance believed to be heroin on the passenger and inside the vehicle.  As a result, the driver, 27-year-old BRANDON HANSON of Brownville, Maine, and his passenger, 30-year-old JOSHUA TROWBRIDGE of Milo, Maine, were placed under arrest and charged with Trafficking in a Class A Substance.

 

HANSON was additionally charged with Possession of a Class B Substance, Speeding, Failure to Stay Within Marked Lanes, and Failure to Signal.  TROWBRIDGE had an outstanding warrant for Larceny.  Both men were booked at the State Police Barracks in Sturbridge.  Bail was set at $5,040 for each.  They will be arraigned on Monday in Dudley District Court.

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Hopkinton High School Discontinues All Dances Due to Dancing of a "Sexual Nature"

 

The following letter was sent to parents of Hopkinton High School students on Wednesday informing them of the discontinuation all dances held at the high school. Some young people who attended the dances felt uncomfortable with the sexual nature of some of the dancing, and the chaperones, whose warnings to stop went unheeded, witnessed increasingly inappropriate behavior that some students refused to abate.

 

A similar letter was sent to the students the previous Sunday, and that explains the reference in the first sentence.

 

Dear Parents,

As you may have heard from your son/daughter, we have decided that we will no longer offer dances held at the high school including the 9/10th grade Cotillion in March. This decision excludes the Junior Prom. The Prom is held at a different venue and student behavior has not been of significant concern in the past.

We acknowledge and understand that parents and students may be upset by this decision, however as teachers and administrators, our top priority is keeping all students safe and comfortable both in school and at school sponsored events. After witnessing the last few dances at the high school, we feel that student behavior, particularly the sexual nature of the dancing, is becoming increasingly inappropriate, despite repeated warnings and redirection from the chaperones.

We have had many students come forward to report they do not feel comfortable at the dances because of the nature of the dancing. To us, this is unacceptable and we will not allow this to continue without trying to improve the environment. Mr. Hanna, Mr. Pominville and I have a responsibility that school events are appropriate for all students, and unfortunately, we have determined at this point that the correct decision is to discontinue the dances held at the high school unless and until we can restore the environment to one where all students feel safe and comfortable.

We consider ourselves an administration that is approachable and listens to its students and parents. We have encouraged students to share any suggestions as to how we can improve the dances and make them better for all students. We plan to offer before- and/or after-school forums with students to discuss and brainstorm solutions with the goal of bringing dances back. Based on suggestions provided by the students at these forums, we could decide to bring back the Cotillion and potentially other all school dances. However, until we are able to ensure the environment is safe and appropriate for everyone, we have decided not to offer these events. Just to be clear, we have no involvement and are not sponsoring any upcoming student dances.

If you as a parent have any suggestions on how to improve the dances, we encourage you to contact us as well.

Thank You,

Mr. Bishop, Mr. Hanna and Mr. Pominville

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Alive in a Manger

December 20, 2014 — Anne Overholdt, playing an angel, took part in the live nativity scene at the Community Covenant Church in Hopkinton this evening.

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Hopkinton Represented on Championship Team

 

December 19, 2014 — Noah Buentello, a 5th generation in the town of Hopkinton, is an 8th grader at Hopkinton middle school (#51 in photo).  He plays for Hopkinton AYF football during the regular season and tried out, and earned a position on the Central Mass National All-Star team!  He and 23 other 8th grade boys traveled to Kissimmee Florida Dec. 6th -13th.  They played against Chicago and won 40 -6, then Rhode island 24 -22, then Pennsylvania 8- 6 and in the finals San Diego 16 -14, making them AYF 8th grade All-Star National Champions.  The head coach is Tom Schaefer of Shrewsbury.  Contributed content.

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        Police Incident Log Updated December 19, 2014

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-2323

 

Summary

The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

1 Time the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

2 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.

4 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

 

Arrest Log

Thursday, December 18, 2014

11:25 pm Officer Peter Booth arrested Richard Jack O'Brien, 61, of Wood Street, Woodville, on Spring Street and charged him with OUI Liquor, 2nd Offense and Failure to Dim Headlights


Incident Log

Thursday, December 18, 2014

11:25 pm An Officer stopped a motor vehicle on Spring Street and subsequently arrested a 61 year-old male from Woodville and charged him with OUI Liquor, 2nd Offense and Failure to Dim Headlights.

9:43 pm Several callers reported hearing a loud boom in the area of Spring Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area and spoke with a resident of Spring Street who admitted to setting off a firework.

5:24 pm The Ashland Police Department reported a hit and run in their town and that the vehicle involved was possibly heading into Hopkinton on Route 135. Officer William Burchard checked the area with a negative find.

1:49 pm A caller from Heartwood Way reported an outside odor of natural gas. Officer David Shane responded to assist the Fire Department and advised that the odor was caused by a broken gas line on Ryegrass Circle. The gas company was notified and responded.

7:43 am A caller reported that her son was just involved in a motor vehicle accident on Cedar Street Extension and stated that she was going to drive him to the hospital to have his shoulder looked at. Officer David Shane responded to write a report and issued a written warning to the operator for a marked lanes violation

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If You See Sterling on December 26, 2014, Wish Him a Happy 103rd


December 19, 2014 — Sterling Hager, who has the distinction of being the oldest man in Hopkinton, stopped by the Milford Regional Lab at 77 West Main Street today, and so impressed Rosalie Sergiacomi with his age and good health that she insisted being photographed with him. He will turn 103 the day after Christmas.
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Spencer C. Richardson, 73

 

Spencer C. Richardson, 73, of Hopkinton, passed away Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Born in Newton, he was the son of the late Alice (Porter) and George Prentiss Richardson. He was the husband of 48 years to Barbara (Benzon) Richardson of Hopkinton.

Spencer was retired after years of sales in the printing industry. He loved fishing and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Stephenie Abate and her husband Gregory of Upton, David Richardson and his wife Kristine of Warren, and Kenneth Richardson and his wife Leah of Somerville. He also leaves behind his siblings, George “Brud” Richardson and his wife Susan, Betty Place and her husband Bert, and Jeanie P. Ball all of Wayland; his father in law, Lewis Benzon of Shrewsbury as well as four grandchildren, Caroline, Lindsey, Evan and Delia.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 21st from 2-5p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St.  A memorial service will take place at a later date. Donations in Spencer's memory may be made to Brigham and Women's Surgical ICU, 75 Francis St. Boston, MA. 02115.

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Congressman Kennedy Sworn in as Co-Chair of STEM Advisory Council

BOSTON – Thursday, December 18, 2014 – Governor Deval Patrick today swore in Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III for a second term as the Honorary Co-Chair of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Advisory Council. Together with the Council’s Co-Chair Dr. Jeffrey Leiden, Chairman, President and CEO of Vertex Pharmaceuticals, this leadership model will continue to enhance STEM related efforts in the Commonwealth. 

 

“Moving forward on the Commonwealth’s comprehensive STEM agenda requires leadership and a collaborative spirit," said Governor Patrick. “Congressman Kennedy, an engineer by training and a passionate advocate for STEM, manufacturing and middle skills knows the importance of investing in these areas, and I’m confident that the initiative will continue to find success with him in a leadership role.”

 

Congressman Kennedy serves the Fourth District of Massachusetts in Congress and was recently appointed to the influential House Committee on Energy & Commerce. An engineer by training, he is a member of the Congressional STEM Caucus. Contributed content.

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No Basketballs Allowed


December 18, 2014 —Freezing temperatures and water are the only ingredients necessary to turn this basketball court at the Middle School into a skating rink.
According to Parks and Recreation, sticks and pucks are not welcome.

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Familiar Face


December 18, 2014 — Santa heard some pretty serious wishes today at Building Blocks Academy.
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NSTAR Update and Expansion in the Works
Recently Purchased 44 Wilson Street for $2.125 million
Tanks Capable of storing 3 Billion Cubic Feet of Liquefied Natural Gas

Above, part of a Power Point presentation to Selectmen in June of this year.

 

December 18, 2014 — According to a presentation to the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen in June, NSTAR, which operates a liquefied natural gas storage and conversion facility on Wilson Street that began in service in 1967, will begin a $15 million overhaul in the Spring of 2015. It will include a modernization and replacement in place of its vaporization facility, and be completed by November, 2015, in  time for the heating season.

         Gas is fed to facility, which then compresses it into one of the three storage tanks which are capable of storing 3 billion cubic feet of capacity in total. The tanks have been given a green light for safety, according to the engineers, and will need no repairs or replacement.

        During the heating season, the process is reversed and the liquefied gas then needs to be converted back to a vapor, or gas to supply a wide geographical area, from Worcester to Metrowest, with natural gas for heat and other needs. The process converts the liquid into a vapor that is 600 times the volume, according to one engineer.

          At the meeting in June before selectmen, NSTAR spokesperson Jim Davis said that there are three prime factors involved in the process: Storage, sendout and liquefication of natural gas.

           "None of these are negotiable," he said. "They must be done at this location." 

          "The existing capacity stays exactly the same," he said. 

          The presentation ended with talk of future plans that, although not specific, caused Selectman John Coutinho to say, "...it feels like an ominous change."

            The company just purchased the adjacent Serenity House property for $2.125 million from SMOC. We await a return call to ask why.

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        Police Incident Log Updated December 18, 2014

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-2323

 
   Summary

The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

2 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

9 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.

3 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

1 Community Policing

1 Animal Call

 

ARREST LOG

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

11:24 pm Officer Linda Higgins arrested 19 year-old Sean Farrell of Hillcrest Drive on Pond Street and charged him with OUI Drugs, Failure to Drive in the Right Lane and Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

2:44 am Officer Jacob Campbell arrested a 20 year-old from Teresa Road at Smith and Connelly Hill Road and charged him with OUI Liquor and Speeding.

12:45 am Officer Jacob Campbell arrested Jake Pizette, 21, of Apple Tree Hill on a warrant for Use Without Authority.

 

Incident Log

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

11:25 pm Report of erratic operator on Overlook Road. Negative find.

11:24 pm Officer Linda Higgins arrested a 19 year-old Hillcrest Drive resident and charged him with OUI Drugs, Failure to Drive in the Right lane, and Leaving the Scene of Property Damage.

7:24 pm Officer Matthew McNeil spoke with an individual who reported a possible identity theft.

4:34 pm A Greenwood resident reported receiving scam phone calls and was advised on how to protect himself from fraud.

 3:56 pm A Peppercorn Road resident reported being the victim of vandalism to her mailbox and extensive damage to her lawn.

10:41 am a Fruit Street caller reported a dog being left in a cage in the extreme cold.

10:00 am An individual reported finding a wallet on Ash Street that belongs to a Hopkinton resident.

5:56 am Sgt. Timothy Brennan and Officer Linda Higgins assisted US Postal Inspectors make an arrest on North Mill Street.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

8:30 pm An individual reported he found a debit card on Cedar Street.

4:34 pm Officer Gregg DeBoer assisted a landlord in entering a tenant's apartment.

3:26 am Officer Jacob Campbell arrested a 20 year-old Teresa Road resident on Smith Rd/Connelly Hill Road and charged him with OUI Liquor and Speeding.

12:46 am Officer Campbell arrested a 21 year-old Apple Tree Hill resident on Main Street on a warrant for Use Without Authority.

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Ole Bessie


December 18, 2014 — Water Fresh Farm co-owner Jeff Barton speaks with a customer at the register during last weekend's first Annual Holiday Faire.  In the background is Ole Bessie, a 1927 Chevrolet pickup truck, which is getting filled up with toys for the benefit of the children of the clients at Serenity House, a SMOC-run facility.
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Ride-Share Driver Arraigned in Connection with Sexual Assault
Dangerousness Hearing Scheduled for December 24 in Cambridge District Court

CAMBRIDGE – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert Haas announced that a Boston man, who works as a driver for Uber, has been arraigned on several charges in connection with a sexual assault. Cambridge Police continue to investigate this matter. It is not known at this time if the defendant used information he gained through his position as an Uber driver to target this alleged victim. Uber has been cooperative and has provided assistance with this ongoing investigation.

Alejandro Done, 46, of Boston, was arraigned on charges of rape, assault to rape, kidnapping, and assault and battery (two counts).

Cambridge District Court Judge Roanne Sragow ordered the defendant held pending a Dangerousness Hearing, pursuant to MGL c. 276 s. 58A, scheduled for Wednesday, December 24 at 9:00am.

“We allege that this defendant picked up a young woman, presenting himself as the driver for a ride-sharing service, and then drove her to a secluded location where he beat and sexually assaulted her,” said District Attorney Ryan. “This alleged predator took advantage of a young woman who trusted that he was who he portrayed himself to be and exploited her vulnerability once he had her in his car.”

“Every day people are engaging car services for their transportation needs, and placing their trust in them for their personal safety and security,” District Attorney Ryan said. “While these services are a convenience, and often a necessity of modern urban living, we urge everyone to take precautions to ensure they are as safe as possible. Confirm that the car you are getting into is the particular one you have ordered. Be cautious if the driver is asking you to do something that you understand to be against company policy, as when they request you pay by cash when you understand that the company receives payment by credit card. There are some simple steps that you can take to reduce your exposure to harm from people intent on using these worthwhile services to take advantage of victims.”

"I'm very proud of our detectives, particularly with how diligently they investigated and were able to collaborate with multiple agencies on such a complex case,” said Superintendent Christopher Burke of the Cambridge Police Department. “As a result, the individual allegedly responsible for this serious offense has been apprehended."

Authorities allege that on December 6, at approximately 7:30pm, the defendant pulled up to a residence on Tremont Street in Boston, where a young woman was waiting for a pre-arranged ride-sharing driver. The woman had been out with friends and decided to use a car service to get home. Once she got inside the car, she told the driver her destination and he instructed her that he would need cash payment. The defendant stopped while the woman went to an ATM to get cash and then returned to the car.

The defendant then drove to a location that the passenger was not familiar with, pulled over in a secluded area and jumped in the backseat where she was sitting. He allegedly struck her with his hands, strangled her, locked the car doors so that she could not escape and covered her mouth so she could not scream. During an ensuing physical struggle, the defendant allegedly sexually assaulted the woman.

Cambridge Police began an immediate investigation into this matter and during the investigation allegedly identified the defendant as the driver of the car through the ride-sharing service company records. The woman subsequently allegedly identified the defendant as the person who assaulted her.

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

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Majority is Not Super Majority

Editor:

In his letter of 12/16, I believe Mr. Bogigian left out important context in understanding what happened in the last few days in Congress.

 

He wrote that in the last few years the Democrats have "controlled the Senate".  I think that most people who follow the goings on in our dysfunctional Congress understand that having a majority of the Senate does not give control since virtually nothing of substance can pass without a super-majority of 60 votes.  This is clearly not the way the framers intended it (otherwise why would they have given the Vice President a tying vote if there can never be a tie?), but it's the way the Republicans have opted to play the game.  (BTW, the reverse will be true for the next 2 years.  The Republicans will have a Senate majority, but will not completely "control" the Senate.)

 

As for the recent budget debate, I think it's pretty clear to most people what happened there too. The Democrats, 100% of them probably, would have voted for a bill which funded the government.  It was a majority of the House Republican Caucus (NOT a majority of the House) which would not vote for that.  

 

To get their votes, the House leadership included in the funding bill a bevy of extraneous details.  Those details included a clause written by Citibank to make it easier for banks to speculate with government guaranteed money, and another to increase by 10 times the contribution limits to political parties.  It's clear that what those Democrats were fighting was not the spending clauses, but the extraneous provisions included in the bill. 

 

Yes, I'm leaving things out too, because of space issues.  My point is not to say that Democrats always get it right.  It's that the characterization in Mr. Bogigian's letter is missing crucial details and appears to be more of a one-sided political statement than a careful commentary on what happened.

 

Dick Duggan

38 Priscilla Rd.

Hopkinton

December 17, 2014

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Republican Faction Blamed for Lack of Compromise

Dear Editor:
 
The budgets signed by Mr. Bush throughout his Presidency were an example of the sort of compromise that had been the hallmark of our country; our elected leadership working together, through personal disagreement, to solve the country's problems.  That system of compromise has been under attack for the last 8 years from a sector of the Republican party that is unwilling to compromise.  That the Democrats are somehow to blame for the lack of a budget, when annual budgets have been held up year after year through an unwillingness to compromise on the part of this sector of the Republican party, in many cases in direct conflict with Republican leadership, is disingenuous.    

 

Steps need to be taken to return a system of compromise to government's halls.  As an example, both sides recognize that a Social Security System designed when people lived to an average age of less than 70 years cannot work when the average lifetime is 75 years or greater.  We can all agree that there are too many gun deaths.  And there are plenty of similar important issues.  Progress on these issues is possible but only through the wise use of information and compromise, hallmarks of our democratic society.  It's not pretty, it's not perfect but it works.     
 
Peter LaGoy
21 Hayden Rowe St
Hopkinton, MA

December 17, 2014

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Democrats Accused of Attempting to, but Failing to Shut Government Down

Editor:

The last federal budget was signed into law September 2007 by President Bush.  Since then during the past 7 fiscal years under the Democrat controlled Senate the US government has been funded under continuing resolution bills. The latest spending resolution was to run out this past weekend leaving the government with no money to fund operations.  Fortunately, just hours before the deadline 186 Republicans in the US House and Senate pushed through legislation to keep our government running until September 2015 despite opposition by 161 Democrats who voted to shut the government down, including Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra, and MA Congressman Joseph Kennedy along with a number of liberal Senators including MA Sen. Warren and MA Sen. Markey.  It’s truly embarrassing that not one of the eleven member MA Congressional delegation voted to keep the government funded and operational!  Not one!  Their irresponsible conduct this past weekend was shameful.

 

Vascen J. Bogigian

204 Winter Street

Hopkinton, MA 01748

December 16, 2014

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Last-Minute Shopping at Booster Store!

 

The Boosters store located at the high school offers a range of Hiller apparel and gear – from umbrellas to T-shirts to water bottles and more.  All proceeds support Hopkinton athletics.  Regular hours are weekdays, 10:45 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., and Wednesdays, also open additional 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Below are special extended hours for the holidays:

 

Fri., Dec. 12                  1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.; 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.  (Boys/Girls Var. Basketball)

Sat., Dec. 13                8:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.  (Indoor Track Meet)

Mon., Dec. 15              1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Tues., Dec. 16             1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.  (Girls Varsity Basketball)

Wed., Dec. 17             1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.  (Indoor Track Meet)

Thurs., Dec. 18            1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 19                1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 20               8:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Mon., Dec. 22              1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Tues., Dec. 23             1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Boys Varsity Basketball)

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Selectmen Approve All Licenses

December 17, 2014 — Selectmen on Tuesday evening blocked the goal of Demons Youth Hockey for approval of $3,000 from the Marathon Fund, because they are a for-profit, not a charitable, organization, as have been other recipients. Coincidentally, the Demons were the organization that recently withdrew their consideration of building a hockey arena at Legacy Farms.

            The Selectmen were a little tough on the police, too, asking for more accountability on who gets Boston Marathon invitational bib numbers and how much money each runner collects for charity.

             They were generous, however, to the license holders in Hopkinton, Alcohol, Common Victualler, Entertainment, Livery, and others, granting each to all.

             In addition, the license renewal they granted to the Marathon Restaurant one minute was then transferred in the next agenda item to Ko, Inc., which will be opening an American food restaurant that will also serve sushi from the same location at 25 South Street (photo).

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This Land is Your Land...

 

December 17, 2014 — A beautiful paved, stone wall-lined entrance greets visitors and a redone recreation area awaits them on Sandy Island. It isn't just for swimming anymore; there's a volleyball court, a swing set, and the latest craze for boys and girls of all ages thanks to the folks at Parks and Recreation and voters at TownMeeting, a Gaga Ball Pit. Don't hesitate to watch that one in action.

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Haverhill Police Cruiser Struck On Route 495 in Haverhill

 

December 17, 2014 — At 8:29 p.m. last night a Haverhill Police Department cruiser was struck in a construction zone on Route 495 Northbound, North of exit 51, in Haverhill. The crash closed all four lanes of Route 495 Northbound for a short period. The Haverhill cruiser, a 2008 Dodge Charger, was stationary inside a coned-off construction area. The cruiser’s blue lights were activated and the Haverhill Police Officer, identified as Officer Gary Melanson, suffered minor injuries when it was struck.

 

The vehicle that struck the cruiser, a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta, was operated by 21 year-old Giuliana M. Dilorenzo of Merrimac. Ms. Dilorenzo also suffered minor injuries. Haverhill EMS transported Officer Melanson and Ms. Dilorenzo to Lawrence General Hospital. The crash is currently under investigation and charges are pending the results of the investigation. MSP Press Release.

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Hopkinton 59, Millis 52


December 17, 2014 — Holly Adams isn't fazed by a few players, nearly the entire Millis team, forming a circle around her today at home.
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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician Moves Practice to Medway

 

Keith Rafal, MD, MPH, a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist, has moved his practice, Healing Choices, P.C., to 89 Main Street in Medway. 

 

Dr. Rafal earned his medical degree from Howard Medical School, Washington, DC, in 1982.  He performed an internship at Faulkner Hospital in Boston and a residency in physical medicine & rehabilitation at Boston University Medical Center.  Dr. Rafal continued his training with a fellowship at Brown University, Providence, RI, in geriatric medicine, and received a Masters in Public Health from Tufts University in Boston.

 

Dr. Rafal is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation.  He specializes in drug free treatment options for chronic pain resulting from fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, low back pain, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, stroke and more.  He evaluates each patient’s pain and develops a patient centered treatment plan that may include one or more of the following: physical therapy, occupational therapy, acupuncture, psychology, massage therapy and nutrition. 

 

Dr. Rafal can be reached by calling his new office in Medway at 508-533-1120 or visit his website at healing-choices.net.

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CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE AT ST. PAUL’S AND CHRIST CHURCH

 --“O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL”

 

 

HOPKINTON, MASS. (December 16, 2014) – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Hopkinton invites all of its neighbors and friends to attend its 7:30 p.m. Christmas Eve service to honor the birth of Our Lord. 

 

St. Paul’s is located at 61 Wood Street/Rte. 135, Hopkinton, and is called to be

 an embracing, nourishing and life-giving family in Christ.  St. Paul’s members believe they are called to care for each other, for the community and for the world.  For more information call 508-435-4536 or visit St. Paul’s website at www.stpaulhopkinton.org.   

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        Police Incident Log Updated December 16, 2014

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-2323

 
   Summary

The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

1 Time the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

3 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.

3 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.


Incident Log

Monday, December 15, 2014

8:38 pm A walk-in reported finding a front license plate that had previously been reported stolen.
8:22 pm A motorist reported an erratic operator on North Mill Street. Officer Arthur Schofield checked the area with a negative find.
7:52 pm A caller from Wood Street reported smelling the odor of natural gas earlier this evening. The Fire Department was notified and responded.
6:34 pm A walk-in reported that one of his employees found a set of keys along the roadway on Wilson Street.
4:38 pm
A caller reported that a motor vehicle had been parked in a bad spot on Main Street all day long. Officer Arthur Schofield responded and advised that the owner showed up and moved the vehicle upon his arrival.
4:24 pm An Oakhurst Road resident reported that she just heard her basement door close and thought that someone may be in her house. Three officers responded and advised that the residence was secure.
1:22 pm
Officer Thomas Griffin advised that operator of landscaping truck, who was taking up a travel lane on South Street, to move the vehicle.
1:20 pm A walk-in turned in a Toyota car remote that was found in a Main Street parking lot.
11:53 am A motorist reported that a motor vehicle was all over the road on Hayden Rowe Street and nearly hit an oncoming car. Officer Stephen Buckley located the vehicle and spoke with the operator.
2:58 am
Officer Jacob Campbell issued a winter parking ban warning to a motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street.
2:33 am Officer Jacob Campbell issued a motor vehicle a winter parking ban warning on Walcott Street.

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