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Police Arrest/Incident Log Updated January 9, 2015

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


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.

8 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

2 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

1 Time the Police participated in Community Relations or passenger safety.

Incident Log

Thursday, January 8, 2015

10:29 pm Officer John Corridan spoke with an erratic operator on Grove Street.

3:08 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer John Moran regarding possible email scams.

12:19 pm A resident reported that a cow was running loose on Pond Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and assisted a neighbor with getting the cow back in its pen.

11:49 am The Fire Department advised that they received a report of an unattended bag under a bridge on Wood Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded to check the area.

5:34 am Officer Jacob Campbell assisted the Fire Department with a smoke/fire alarm activation on Sanctuary Lane.

1:35 am Officer Peter Booth advised that a gate on Lumber Street was open with the chain off.

12:48 am An Autumn Ridge resident reported that their smoke/fire alarm was sounding. Officer Jacob Campbell responded to assist the Fire Department.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

9:04 pm A caller reported seeing someone in his house on some video cameras he has set up. Two officers responded to his residence on Glen Road and checked the area but did not find anyone or anything suspicious.

8:55 pm Two officers and an ambulance responded to a motor vehicle accident with personal injury on West Main Street.

6:20 pm A detail officer on South Street reported that he was nearly struck by a vehicle. Officer Arthur Schofield responded and obtained the vehicle's license plate number.

3:11 pm A walk-in from Overlook Road had a speeding vehicle complaint. Officer John Moran obtained the license plate number and advised the owner of the complaint.

Photo: Two-car motor vehicle accident,  main and Grove this afternoon.

Health and Fitness
Golden Pond Expands Memory Care
Director of Community Relations Jennifer Belesi can squeeze a lot of information into a mere 37 seconds

Personal Services 
Grand Opening

January 8, 2015 — Chairman of the Parks and Recreation Commission Robert Dobinski, left, gets in the first ceremonial cut in the ribbon as Claire Wright, School Superintendent Dr. Cathy MacLeod, and Board of Selectmen Chair Todd Cestari follow; flanked by Parks and recreation Coordinators Colleen Allen and Kevin Nathan this afternoon, officially opening the  newly installed skating rink on the basketball courts in front of the Middle School.

        "Claire came up with the idea," said Mr. Dobinski, "but we couldn't implement it the first year."

         "Dr. MacLeod and the school wellness team really moved it along," he said.

         Mr. Dobinski said that the court is protected by a membrane that keeps water from seeping into the surface of the court and causing freeze damage. 

         The rink is open all day until 10:00 pm each evening and will be lit for nighttime skating.                

Family  Stuff


The calls have started for frozen water pipes. Please make sure to check your basement to ensure that all windows, doors and any cracks or spaces open to the outside are sealed to prevent the cold air from freezing your pipes. Eric Carty, Water/Sewer Manager.
Please learn from these tips:

Winter Water Tips

The Water Department responds to numerous frozen water pipe calls each winter with the majority of them located inside the home. There are several measures that homeowners can take to prevent their water pipes from freezing. The water department would like to offer the following tips.
  • First locate your main water shut off valve and meter. You need to check your valve and make sure it works in case of an emergency. It is usually located in your basement on the side facing the street. Insure that the area immediately surrounding the valve and meter is warm enough to prevent freezing. In older homes with fieldstone and rock foundations make sure there are no direct drafts from the holes in the walls or gaps in the windows and doors. If these areas remain cold constantly you should insulate your pipes or wrap them in heating tape.  Both of these items can be found in any home improvement store. Remember, even if the room temperature is warm, a direct cold draft on your water pipes, can cause them to freeze! 



  • In the event that your pipes do become frozen, locate the faucet closest to your main valve and meter. Usually there is one just after the meter. Turn it on to determine if the pipes are frozen in your home or if they are frozen on the street side of the meter. If you have water flow at the point, then the problem is further along the pipe in your home. Try to locate the frozen area by checking subsequent faucets along the way. If there are none, then feel your way across the pipe to find the coldest spot. Once you find the area inspect the pipe to make sure it is not split. Locate the nearest shut off in case you need it. Open the nearest faucet and try thawing the pipe with a hair dryer making sure you slide it from side to side and do not leave it concentrated on one spot. This could cause the pipe to burst. In most cases this should solve the problem. If you are unable to thaw the pipe, you should then contact a plumber. If the problem is on the street side of your meter, you should then contact the Water department.



  • If your water has frozen in the past and the problem has not been corrected, you should hire a water department licensed contractor to replace and lower your pipe. Also, do not forget to turn off and drain the supply to your outside faucets and sprinklers. If left on they will freeze and burst.



  • To help conserve water during the winter, insulate your hot water pipes. This will help to retain the heat and prevent you from having to run the water in order to get it hot.

Mrs. Mildred C. (Adams) Kessler, 87


Mildred “Mims” (Adams) Kessler, passed away Friday morning, January 2, at the Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Massachusetts, from coronary problems.  A resident of Yarmouthport, Massachusetts, she was the beloved wife of Ret. Lt. Col. (USAF) John Kessler, Jr., who died in July of 1991.  


Mims was born and raised in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, the daughter of Edgar and Sarah Adams.  She graduated from Hopkinton High School in 1945 and then went on to graduate from Katharine Gibbs College in Boston, Massachusetts.  After college she worked in the Meteorology Department at MIT, where she met her husband John.


As the wife of an Air Force officer, Mims had the opportunity to live in many parts of the country and the world.  Her travels allowed her to enjoy Guam, Holland, France, and to experience other parts of Europe.  She later returned to Hopkinton and then enjoyed retirement for fifteen years in Cape Coral and Lake Suzy, Florida. There she obtained her real estate license, but still made plenty of time to enjoy the beach, boating and fishing with her husband and many friends.  In 1990 she returned to Cape Cod to be closer to her family.


Mims was a skilled seamstress and an avid Red Sox fan.  She loved dancing and big bands, and maintained a sense of adventure throughout her later years, even trying white water rafting at the age of 70.  She had a sharp mind and unique sense of humor, which continued into her final days.


Mims leaves behind a daughter, Sandra Pope and husband, John, of Dennis, MA, and a son, John Kessler and wife, Susan, of Windham, NH.  Mims was predeceased by her only sibling, Russell Adams, of Hopkinton, MA.  She had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren, Amy Hennessey, of Avon, CO, Jill DePamphilis, and husband, Brian, of Waltham, MA, Greg Kessler and wife, Susan, of Silver Spring, MD, and her great-grandchild, Lillian Kessler.  Mims also leaves behind two nephews, Carl Adams and wife, Maura, of Hopkinton, MA, and Roger Adams and wife, Sue, of Sutton, MA, as well as a sister-in-law, Christine Adams, of Aiea,HI.  She will also be missed by her surviving cousins Charles Carlstrom of Dennis, MA, Ruth Kantzer of Wrentham, MA, Miriam Eames of Walpole, MA, and Sara Deeb and husband, Carl, of Fort Washington, MD.


In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made in memory of Mims Kessler to the Yarmouth Fire Fighters Relief Association, 96 Old Main St., South Yarmouth, MA 02664.


Friends and relatives will be cordially welcomed to a gathering to celebrate Mims’s life at the Meeting House, King’s Way Community at 1 PM on Sunday, January 11, located at 68 Kings Circuit, Yarmouthport, MA.




Man Revived by CPR at Worcester District Court


This morning at approximately 9:00 a.m., Sergeant Michael Sonia, Director of Defensive Tactics, Health and Fitness at the State Police Academy, arrived at Worcester District Court for a scheduled court appearance. As Sergeant Sonia entered the courthouse, he noticed several court staff members rendering medical assistance to an elderly man on the floor. While court staff were tending to him, the man stopped breathing. Sergeant Sonia and Associate Court Officer Kimberly Fluerant both checked the man for a pulse and could not locate one.


Court Officer Fluerant began chest compressions on the man. Sergeant Sonia and Court Officer Joseph Cappabianca applied an “Automated External Defibrillator” or AED to the man. After one shock was delivered, chest compressions resumed. Within one minute after being shocked with the AED, the 70-year-old Fitchburg man was revived and having conversation with his rescuers.


The Massachusetts State Police would like to take this opportunity to encourage all people to learn CPR and the use of an Automatic Defibrillator. HANDS ONLY CPR is a skill that can be learned in a short period of time. Someone’s life may depend on it.

Health and Fitness

Police Arrest/Incident Log Updated January 7, 2015

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



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

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

3 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

2 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Incident Log

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

10:44 pm A Hayden Rowe Street resident reported seeing a suspicious motor vehicle park across the street from him in a vacant lot. Two officers responded and spoke with the operator who stated that he was visiting a friend.

8:20 pm Officer John Moran checked a motor vehicle on Wilson Street and subsequently issued two individuals citations for a town by-law violation of being in possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

2:52 pm Lieutenant Charles Wallace investigated suspicious activity on Front Street.

2:24 pm A resident of Woodview Way conducted a three way call through 911 stating that she received a call from her own phone number with a male party on the other line being very vulgar and not hanging up. She also stated that she could not disconnect the line.

12:35 pm Officer Matthew McNeil advised that a truck took out wires on Oakhurst Road. The electrical company was notified and responded.

10:17 am A detail officer reported a gas main break on Ash Street/South Mill Street. Sgt. John Porter responded to assist the Fire Department and notified the gas company.

10:16 am A Wood Street resident reported an outside fire at a neighbor's house across the street from them. The Fire Department was notified and advised that they located the fire.

9:55 am A 911 caller from Hopkins Road reported returning home to find her porch door smashed in. Officer Matthew McNeil responded to investigate and write a report.

9:09 am A walk-in spoke with Sgt. John Porter regarding an assault complaint.

Monday, January 5, 2015

8:11 pm A walk-in requested to see a photo of a hit and run that he was involved in back in August. Officer Aaron O'Neil advised him that either his lawyer or the court could only requested the report.

6:43 pm A motorist reported witnessing a hit and run motor vehicle accident on Route 495 near exit 21B. The State Police were notified.

6:27 pm A resident of Frankland Road reported that the operator of a suspicious motor vehicle parked in front of her home and shut the vehicles lights off. Officer Arthur Schofield checked the area but was unable to locate the vehicle.

5:07 pm A walk-in advised that his missing wallet has been located and there were no items missing from it.

3:56 pm A motorist reported a possible road rage/erratic operator incident where the driver of a vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed on Cedar Street and passed two vehicles in a “no passing” zone. The operator then slammed his brakes after passing the second vehicle and then pulled over with that vehicle. Officer John Moran checked the area with a negative find.

Personal Services 

Nicholas Paul Rossini, 22


Nicholas Paul Rossini, 22, of Holliston, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015. Born in Framingham, he was the son of Kenneth Rossini of Holliston and Jennifer Hurd Fiske of Georgia, as well his step-father, Jonathan Fiske of Hopkinton.

Nicholas was a 2010 graduate of Holliston High School. He is survived by his siblings, Anthony Rossini of Holliston, Collin Mayo Fiske and Rylee Mayo Fiske both of Hopkinton and Jessica Fiske of Georgia. He also leaves his paternal grandmother, Barbara Rossini, his maternal grandmother, Faith Williams and her husband Bob; maternal grandfather, Peter Hurd and his great-grandmother, Geraldine Lyden. He also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins and his fiancee, Amanda Bruscini and their unborn child.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 8th from 4-7p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. (Rt. 16). A funeral mass will take place at 11:00a.m. at St. Mary's Church of Holliston. Burial will be held with the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to, Memorial Account for Nicholas Rossini Funds for Baby Rossini and mailed to Terrie Sommers, 10990 Bracebridge Rd. Alpharetta, GA, 30022.

Family  Stuff

Selectmen Authorize Negotiations for Coolidge Property

"There is an imbalance on that committee [CPC]" — Jeff Doherty

by Robert Facione

January 7, 2015 — The 42 +/- acre parcel at 203 Pond Street owned by John Coolidge and Anne Richards,  commonly known as the Coolidge Property, took a step closer to becoming a town-owned property last evening as the Board of Selectmen, following a Public hearing, voted to authorize Town Counsel Ray Miyares and Town Manager Norman Khumalo to negotiate the purchase of the property, which includes a residence, outside of the 61A process.

          Chapter 61 A of Mass General Laws grants farmed or forested land owners a lower tax rate, as a way to help preserve those activities that once comprised the lion's share of rural activity, but have been lost to development and industry over the last several decades.

          The Coolidge property has taken advantage of that statute, and has recently informed the town of the receipt of an offer to purchase by a developer  for $2 million. In exchange for the favored tax status, the seller of Chapter 61 land who informs the town of an offer, must give the town the right of first refusal. The town has 120 days to match the offer, which must be qualified by Town Counsel as a bona fide offer. Town meeting must approve of the land purchase with a 2/3 vote. A vote at the ballot box would follow a positive vote, with a simple majority vote sealing the deal.

           The purchase, according to proponents, a group of friends and political allies of Mr. Coolidge, as well as local and regional conservationist groups, coalesced into one political voice called the Whitehall  Woods Alliance, would be financed by grants and donations from some of the groups, the DCR, as well as an elusive state grant of $400,000, and funding from Town of Hopkinton Community Preservation Commission [CPC] to the tune of $600,000 that was requested by the Open Space Preservation Commission [OSPC] at their last meetings by OSPC Chair Jeff Doherty. Mr. Doherty served on both boards with Mr. Coolidge, and is a political ally. Both men championed the $2.65 million purchase of the so-called Whitehall Land a few years ago. He mentioned political opponents last evening.

            "I have been the lone supporter," said Mr. Doherty, who is also Vice-Chair of the CPC (File photo, right, with John Coolidge).

            "There is a political imbalance on that committee [CPC], and so it will never pass that committee," he said.

            Director of Land Use and Planning Elaine Lazarus said the Planning Board voted against supporting the purchase by a 7-1 vote.

            Planning Board Chairman Ken Weismantel added that although the purchase in full was voted down, they did consider the purchase of one or two lots having frontage on Pond Street for preservation as a wildlife corridor.

            Groups that have been involved in this for a while again weighed in last evening with reasons for preserving the land, such as the preservation of species and the land's use as a wildlife corridor, as well as a connection from Lake Whitehall State Park to Upton State Forest. Groups in support lined up at the microphone and took turns with unspecified offers of financial help and pitches for its preservation: Friends of the Upton State Forest, Sudbury Valley Trustees, New England Mountain Bike Association, Friends of Lake Whitehall, Hopkinton Area Land Trust, Bay State Trail Riders were among them.

             Only those who have visited or live near Lake Whitehall and have breathed its rarified air or experienced the esoteric nature of the land in and surrounding the basin; or hiked past a pitcher plant and a lady slipper, observed a loon, heron or group of comorants, or watched a pickerel swim past or a beaver at work, can understand the value of the nearby Coolidge property.

             The major difference in the point of view is that the additional 12 homes that the proposed development will bring are either an unacceptable burden to the schools, as one group argues, or are only 10 acres of development in a project that grants another 30-plus as open space at zero cost to the town, versus the purchase of the property for $2 million to gain that additional 10 acres.

             "It is the best Open Space Landscape Preservation Development we have seen," said Mr. Weismantel. 


Evergreen Center Supports Milford Regional's Building Campaign

The Milford Regional Medical Center Foundation officially recognized this week news of a $100,000 leadership gift from The Evergreen Center in Milford to the hospital's building campaign. The gift is part of $22 million the capital campaign has already raised towards a goal of $25 million.


“It is truly remarkable when an organization with a mission to help people demonstrates such enormous support for a like-minded organization in its own town,” said John Burns (File photo), chairman of the building campaign as well as the board of trustees of Milford Regional. “That is what has occurred here at Milford Regional as our campaign surges forward. Thanks to one of our new board members, Dr. Robert F. Littleton Jr., we have been blessed with an extraordinary gift from an organization he founded, Evergreen Center. This gift indicates Dr. Littleton’s commitment to the people of this community, as he strives to help as many as possible from a number of platforms. We welcome him to the board, and thank him sincerely for the generosity he has shown.”


The Evergreen Center, founded in 1982, serves students who possess skill deficits and behavioral needs that require a carefully planned educational program. Individuals served include students 6-21 with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and other challenges.


Milford Regional's building campaign is supporting a major capital initiative that will result in a new emergency department, intensive care unit and private patient rooms. The new two story structure will more than double the size of the current ED from 30 to 52 private treatment rooms, increase the number of patient rooms in the ICU from 10 to 16 expanding their size to accommodate the latest technology, and add a 24-bed private room unit with the intent to convert all hospital patient rooms to private.


Ashland, Hopkinton, Holliston 6-8th Graders - 

The YMCA is Coming to YOU this Winter with Middle School Nights



January 10th, 2015
@ Ashland Middle School
87 W Union Street, Ashland, MA
January 17th, 2015
@ Hopkinton Middle School
88 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, MA
January 24th, 2015
@ Family Outdoor Center
45 East Street, Hopkinton, MA

  • Basketball and Gaga Ball Tournament

  • Rock Climbing

  • Pizza, Water & Snacks Included

  • Art Projects

  • Chill Lounge on Beanbag Chairs with Music


  • $10 per person (cash only) - Includes entry, pizza and water

  • $5 for YMCA members

  • 6th-8th graders only

  • 6:30-9:00pm

  • Participants to be checked in no later than 7:15pm at which point the doors close

  • Participants are not allowed to leave until a parent has signed them out.

  • Authorized Adult MUST show Photo ID and sign out their child no later than 9:00pm

  • An adult MUST complete our MS Night Participant form either online (click here) or print out a paper form from online and bring in the first Saturday.

  • Full Middle School program details are online here

Questions? Don’t hesitate to ask!

MetroWest YMCA - (508) 435-9345 or Isaac Spivey at ispivey@metrowestymca.org


Foggy Bottom
Mouse over image for high contrast

January 6, 2015 — This island at Hopkinton State Park on Sunday was shrouded in fog, and a very low contrast scene to the naked eye. It is the type of condition, driving simulations have shown, that cause a driver to actually drive faster in the fog. Mouse-over the image to view the scene digitally enhanced with a higher contrast.



Health and Fitness
Don't Screech With Your Mouth Full
"This IS a tasty birdie"

January 6, 2015 — Christine Snow shares a photo of a Coopers hawk in her backyard finishing up what is left of a small bird it discovered, both vulnerable and tasty.
Personal Services 

January 5, 2015 — Water Fresh Farm turned three years-old today. Owner Donna Todaro says that while you are shopping or stopping by for a bite, or just looking for a place to get out of the cold, grab a game from the back of the pickup truck and stay a while. And bring a friend or loved one.
      The marketplace, which grew out of the year-round hydroponic greenhouse gardening that the building is built in front of opened its doors softly on January 5, 2012. HopNews got in early and captured some video, and Austin Falcione wrote a rhyme to go along with the store's offerings. See a reprise of the video below:


Family  Stuff

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2014 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from December 29, 2014 - January 5, 2014
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
7 Cobblers Way Todd J. Pavone, Dena L. Pavone $2,016,628 Dec. 31, 2014 Brian K. Gassett, Brian W. Cheever,
Summit Realty Trust
9 Heartwood Way unit 125 Rusi Chen, Qiangde Nie $689,020 Dec. 29, 2014 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
355 America Boulevard unit A Daneil J. Roman, Joyce D. Pallens $275,000 Dec. 31, 2014 Melisa Shields, Michael P. Schields
35 Atwood Street Sergio Guimaraes $249,000 Dec. 31, 2014 Robert P. Juliano, Maxine A. Juliano
75 Breakneck Hill Road Emily J. Bender, John Z. Tumolo $640,000 Dec. 30, 2014 Traci Fleischman, Richard Fleischman
1 North Street Joon-Jack Yap, Shanshan Zhang $622,500 Dec. 30, 2014 Absolut Realty Trust, William A. DePietri
166 Southville Road 166 Southville Road Realty Trust $152,500 Dec. 30, 2014 Nicole L. DeMartini
Glenview Street Peter J. Castanino, Mary G. Castanino $177,000 Dec. 30, 2014 Anthony G. Roth, Tara M. Pavia


Police Arrest/Incident Log Updated January 5, 2015

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



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

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

14 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.

3 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

4 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

3 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Arrest Log

Wednesday, December 31, 2015

11:19 pm An Officer arrested Jeffrey T. Towle, 22, of Downey Street, Hopkinton, on Downey Street and charged him with OUI Liquor, 2nd Offense and Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

9:36 pm An Officer arrested Kristine Waldman, 56, of Winter Street, Hopkinton, on South Street and charged her with Marked Lanes Violation and OUI Liquor.

2:15 am An Officer arrested Gloria R. Gaeta, 30, of Maple Street, Marlborough, on Legacy Farms and charged her with OUI Liquor and Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

Incident Log

Sunday, January 4, 2015

10:47 pm A 911 caller reported seeing a tractor trailer unit with a lot of smoke coming out of it on South Street. Officer John Corridan checked the area but could not locate the vehicle.

8:58 pm A Weybridge Lane resident spoke with Officer Matthew McNeil regarding a civil dispute.

6:49 pm A walk-in reported that her son had taken her vehicle once again and wanted to report it stolen. Officer Matthew McNeil spoke with her and entered the vehicle as stolen.

5:43 pm Two officers assisted the State Police with a K-9 search on West Main Street.

3:22 pm A caller reported that a vehicle was partially in the water on Pond Street. The Upton Police Department checked the area and stated that the vehicle appeared to have slid off of the roadway into the woods.

3:08 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Stephen Buckley regarding an internet stalking incident.

9:12 am A resident of Valentine Road reported hearing gunshots behind her house. Officer Thomas Griffin responded and advised that the gunshots seemed to be coming from target shooting.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

3:18 pm A Hayden Rowe Street resident reported hearing possible gunshots. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area with a negative find.

1:40 pm Officer Stephen Buckley assisted an individual with an ongoing civil issue.

11:21 am Officer Thomas Griffin removed individuals who were playing hockey on the new ice skating rink at the Middle School.

9:15 am Officer Stephen Buckley responded to investigate a possible forced entry into a house on Angelo Drive.

2:01 am Officer Jacob Campbell issued two vehicles on Church Street winter parking ban warnings.

Friday, January 2, 2015

10:33 pm A resident of South Barn Road had a noise complaint. Two officers responded and spoke with the home owner who turned the music down for the night.

9:29 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer John Moran regarding his son taking his vehicle again without permission.

3:19 pm A 911 caller reported that an erratic operator on Clinton Street had crossed over into Holliston. The Holliston Police Department was notified and responded.

1:01 pm A Carriage Hill Road resident reported that she saw someone looking into a window on the back side of their house. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and checked the area but was unable to locate anyone.

11:01 am A motorist reported that a boy was playing hockey in the road behind a parked car on Mayhew Street making it difficult to see him until the last second. Officer Thomas Griffin responded and spoke with the boy.

10:33 am Officer Thomas Griffin responded to Mayhew Court to serve a warrant and subsequently transported a juvenile to the court.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

10:55 pm A 911 caller from Saddle Hill Road reported that she heard some noises in the woods and also heard her neighbors barn door. Two officers checked the area and advised that the barn was secure.

5:54 pm A 911 caller reported an erratic operator on Main Street. Sgt. John Porter checked the area with a negative find on the vehicle.

5:58 pm A motorist reported that a blind person was walking along the side of the roadway on West Main Street. Officer John Corridan spoke with the individual and stated that he was walking to the grocery store with a walking stick.

5:43 pm A walk-in reported that he had lost his wallet earlier in the night.

4:23 pm A caller reported that a vehicle was operating without any license plates on Main Street. Officer John Moran checked the area but could not locate the vehicle.

4:04 pm A motorist reported icy road conditions on Winter Street. Officer John Corridan checked the area and stated that the road conditions were not hazardous

2:18 pm Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with a resident of Wilson Street regarding an incident of theft.

12:15 pm A resident reported a water main break on Commonwealth Avenue. Officer Thomas Griffin responded and stated that water was coming up out of the lawn causing an icy spot on the roadway. The Water Department was notified.

10:52 am A walk-in spoke with Officer Thomas Griffin regarding his license.

8:28 am Officer William Burchard assisted the State Police with a motor vehicle stop on West Main Street.

6:20 am A motorist reported icy road conditions on Frankland Road. Officer Peter Booth confirmed the icy road conditions and notified the Highway Department.

12:26 am An Oak Street resident reported that a suspicious vehicle was parked at the cul-de-sac with its lights off and an unknown number of people inside of it. Officer Linda Higgins spoke with two occupants in the vehicle and wrote a report.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

11:19 pm An Officer stopped a motor vehicle on Downey Street and subsequently arrested a 22 year-old male from Hopkinton and charged him with OUI Liquor, 2nd Offense and Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

10:15 pm An Officer stopped a motor vehicle on South Street and subsequently arrested a 56 year-old female from Hopkinton and charged her with Marked Lanes Violation and OUI Liquor.

8:34 pm Officer John Corridan checked the Fruit Street fields for suspicious activity.

10:04 am A DPW employee reported that it appeared someone was living in a tent on the Fruit Street property. The Board of Health was contacted and had a crew respond to clean up the area.

2:15 am An Officer stopped a motor vehicle on Legacy Farms and subsequently arrested a 30 year-old female from Marlborough and charged her with OUI Liquor and Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

1:39 am A resident of Gassett Road reported that someone just rang her doorbell. Officer John Moran checked the area but could not locate anyone suspicious.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

11:44 pm A resident of Proctor Street reported that her vehicle was egged.

9:17 pm A caller reported that her boyfriend smashed her windshield in the parking lot of a West Main Street business then fled on foot with his friend toward South Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and wrote a report.

8:44 pm Officer Arthur Schofield found a door open to a shed on Rafferty Road and secured it.

5:31 pm A motorist reported that cars parked on both sides of Mayhew Street is making it difficult to pass through. Officer Arthur Schofield advised the owners of the vehicles to move them.

2:44 pm A walk-in turned in an iPhone 5c was found on Joseph Road.

12:25 pm The Southborough Police Department requested assistance with locating a vehicle that was involved in a hit and run. Officer Gregg DeBoer located that vehicle at the register owner's residence on West Elm Street and spoke with the operator.

7:47 am A Wood Street resident reported smelling an overwhelming odor of natural gas. Officer Philip Powers responded to assist the Fire Department.

Monday, December 29, 2014

1:43 pm A motorist reported that a another vehicle hit her vehicle while in a Cedar Street parking lot and then left the area. Officer Stephen Buckley located the vehicle at the registered owner's home and spoke with the operator.

12:42 pm A detail officer reported that a passing motorist notified him of an erratic operator on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer Philip Powers located the vehicle and advised that no one was around it.

12:30 pm A Main Street business owner reported illegal dumping by a Hopkinton resident. Lieutenant Charles Wallace contacted the resident and notified them of the situation.

10:46 am Officer Thomas Griffin advised that he found a cell phone on Main Street.

1:29 am Officer Aaron O'Neil responded to North Mill Street to investigate suspicious activity.


Former U.S. Senator Ed Brooke Passes

January 5, 2015 — Governor Deval L. Patrick has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag be lowered immediately to half-staff at all state buildings until sunset on the date of interment in honor of former United States Senator Edward W. Brooke who died on January 3, 2015.


Michael John Killian, 64


Michael John Killian, 64 died peacefully and comfortably surrounded by his loving family on Friday, January 2, 2015 at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence following a courageous and brief battle with cancer. He was born in Milford, MA on August 20, 1950 the son of the late Francis J. Killian and Adeline E. (Riga) Killian.


Michael is survived by his devoted and loving and wife of 33 years Judith E. (Latino) Killian of Natick. Beloved father of Melissa E. Killian of Natick and her fiancé Andrew Hennelly of Woburn. Brother of Faith Riva and her husband Ramon Riva of Framingham and Tony Killian and his wife Cathy Killian of Blackstone. Son-in-law of Evelyn B. Picard of Framingham and her late husband Norman J. Picard. Nephew-in-law of Elizabeth C. Hedden of Hopkinton; Brother-in-law of Louann Sampson of Wayland and her son Jason Sampson of Natick and James Marino and his wife Joan Marino of Mendon. Also survived by several other nieces and nephews. Michael has been a resident of Natick for over 27 years and previously resided in Framingham and Hopkinton. He graduated from Hopkinton High School with the Class of 1968. He was associated for over 20 years as the Grounds Supervisor with Saturn of Natick and Norwood before retiring. Michael also held positions with Papa Gino's in Natick for over 25 years and most recently for the past 3 years with Dunkin Donuts in Wellesley. He was an avid golfer and played for many years on the Framingham News Golf Team at Millbrook Golf Course. He also played softball for the Mens Framingham Softball League. He enjoyed traveling with his wife Judith and his daughter Melissa on cruises and their time spent at Disney World. He was a loving and devoted husband and father to his family and will be greatly missed.


Visitations will be on Thursday, January 8, 2015 from 4:00 to 6:45 pm at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (Off Rte 30), Cochituate Village, Wayland. A funeral home prayer service will follow visitations at 7:00 pm. At the request of his family private family interment will be held at the Killian family lot in Lakeview Cemetery, Wayland. His family would like to extend a warm and special thank you to the nurses and staff at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence who took special care of Michael and his family during his final weeks. In lieu of flowers, his family kindly suggests that memorials in Michael's memory be sent to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. For directions and online condolences please visit johncbryantfuneralhome.com .


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