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Teachers vs. Students Basketball

HHS Athletic Center

6:30 pm April 8, 2015

Come join us for the Teachers vs. Students Basketball Game!! It will take place on April 8 at 6:30PM and will be in the Hopkinton High School’s Athletic Center. This event is brought to you by the Relay for Life foundation.


Relay for Life is an annual event that takes place in late spring of every year. Relay for Life is a 12 hour event in where the whole community comes together and fights against cancer. Leading up to the event, everyone raises money for cancer research and all proceedings are given to the American Cancer Society Association. Relay for Life is an event that brings us closer to finding a cure. This year, Relay is May 8-9th starting at 6PM and ends at 6AM. Donate, make a team, and sign up at relayforlife.org today!!


One easy way you can participate in this great event is to support us in this upcoming basketball game!! Students and teachers will play against each other and it will be a fun night!! Raffles and concessions will be sold there and free tee shirts will be thrown to all the fans that come! Come and join us for loads of entertainment and gifts!!

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March 26, 2015 — Eric DeCollibus shares a photo of fog rolling over the Hopkinton Reservoir Dam today from his vantage point on the bridge over the spillway.


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Incident Log Updated March 26, 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.

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

31 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

 0 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

 2 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

 1 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Incident Log
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
9:11 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil spoke with a woman regarding harassing phone calls from her ex-husband.
3:18 pm Lt. Charles Wallace requested a second cruiser to assist with State Police arrest on West Main Street.
3:17 pm Sawmill employee complaining that Cold Spring Brook resident wrongly accused employees of damaging her mailbox. She said they were nowhere near her mailbox.
2:11 pm Kruger Road resident reports a dead deer on a trail behind her home, and was concerned it could contaminate her water.
11:24 am Officer William Burchard investigated at Cumberland Farms, the report of a man who lost his wallet there.
8:12 am Animal Control Officer William Proctor was informed of a deer with a broken leg in the backyard of a Tammer Lane resident.
7:01 am Officer Patrick O'Brien spoke with the parent of an operator of a Honda Accord that passed a school bus on Lumber Street while it was loading.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
2:18 pm Officer Matthew McNeil spoke with a woman at the station who believed someone was filing taxes under hers and her husband's Social Security number.
1:52 pm Officer O'Brien secured gloves found by an individual on south Street.
12:59 pm Deceased deer on Ash Street.
11:44 am Officer O'Brien, answering the concerns of a caller, asked an experienced fisherman at Hopkinton Reservoir if the ice was thick enough, and he answered affirmatively.
7:55 am Caller reported that a school bus with which he collided did not stop, but instead continued on to Elmwood School. School Resource Officer Philip Powers promised a follow up.
10:00 pm A walk in reported he found an iphone and a wallet.
9:24 pm A Wood Street caller reports his daughter is receiving threatening text messages.
Monday, March 23, 2015
1:23 pm Officer O'Brien assisted wrangling 4 loose horses on Winter Street and returning them to their pen.
1:11 am On South Street, Officers Linda Higgins and John Corridan responded to euthanize a deer that was struck by a motor vehicle but was still alive and suffering.

Ashland Woman Indicted For Allegedly Stealing More Than $183,000
Bookkeeper Reportedly Diverted Money To Her Own Accounts


     WOBURN – (March 26, 2015) -  Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that Theresa Zimmerley, 56, of Ashland, has been indicted on charges of larceny over $250 from a person 60 years or older, forgery, uttering a false document, false entries in corporate books, and a violation of the witness intimidation statute. An arraignment date will be scheduled.

“The owner of the company this defendant worked for had the expectation that she could be trusted,” said District Attorney Ryan. “But she allegedly violated that trust and secretly diverted tens of thousands of dollars of company money to herself. Reports are that the deception was very calculated, in that she allegedly diverted checks but then covered up that activity by making changes in a software database so anyone else would assume the money was going to appropriate entities."

Natick Police Chief James Hicks added, "This case shows the value of cooperation and teamwork in an investigation. Many organizations, including several different banks, were able to gather the necessary information to bring this forward for this indictment. It is unfortunate that people, for various reasons, take advantage of the trust they are given by their employers to advance their needs or desires."

On October 21, 2014, the Natick Police Department received a call from the owner of Sullivan Surveying Company saying he suspected theft after going to his bank to make a withdrawal and discovering the account balance was low. Police officers went to the owner’s office and escorted Zimmerley, the company bookkeeper, from the business after she had been fired. Subsequently, Zimmerley was interviewed by a Natick Police Detective regarding Zimmerley’s role in the theft.

Investigators say between September 1, 2013 and October 18, 2014, Zimmerley allegedly cashed 154 company checks for a total theft of $183,332.87. Authorities say Zimmerley used the company computer accounting system to generate checks made payable to herself, forged the owner’s signature, and then cashed the checks at banks where she had accounts in Ashland and Framingham.

On at least some of these checks, Zimmerley attempted to cover her tracks by going into the general register of the accounting system and changing the payee on checks that were made out to her to reflect that they had been made payable to frequent service providers of the company. After being fired, Zimmerley allegedly made repeated attempts to discourage the business owner from cooperating with the police and eventually used her familiarity with the company’s e-mail system to change its password, locking the owner out of the e-mail system.

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

This case is being investigated by the Natick Police Department and the Special Investigations Unit of the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. ~ PR.

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Andris “Andy” Boass, 73


Andris “Andy” Boass, 73, of Hopkinton, MA and West Tisbury, MA died at home, Glimmerglass, after a brief illness on March 24, 2015. He was born in Riga, Latvia on April 6, 1941. As a child, his family left Latvia and escaped to Germany during World War II, and in 1949 gained refugee in America and settled in Sherborn, MA.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years Susan Millett Boass; his sister, Agna Boass, of Chapel Hill, NC; his daughter, Heidi Boass Marquedant and her husband, Joseph, of Hopkinton, MA; his son, Erik Boass, and his wife, Judith Cortese Boass, of Edgartown, MA; his two wonderful grandchildren, James and Holly Marquedant; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Leonhards Boass, and his mother, Elza O. Boass.

Along with being an avid outdoorsman, he was a former member of the Hopkinton Conservation Commission, a Massachusetts Certified Arborist, a member of the Worcester County Beekeepers’ Association, member of the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society, and founder and CEO of “Our Honey – Susie & Andy”.

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Alma Jeanne Rousseau
10-7-44 ~ 3-22-15


Born in Newton, Massachusetts and a long time resident of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, Alma Rousseau was many things…
Friend, Neighbor, Gardener, Baker, Caregiver, Teacher, Accountant, Aunt and surrogate Grandmother…
But most of all… Loved. Alma will be greatly missed.
We ask that her friends and family please join us in a celebration of her life at:
Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, 72 Wayside Inn Road, Sudbury, MA 01776. Sunday, March 29, 2015, 5:00pm.


UPDATE on Bourne Tanker Crash


Emergency and environmental operations continue at scene of gasoline tanker crash at Bourne Rotary. Fuel spill ceased approximately one hour ago. The tanker has not yet been uprighted.

******At this point it appears that the Bourne Rotary and Bourne Bridge may REMAIN CLOSED for the morning commute.******

Cape area commuters should plan accordingly and leave extra time. Cross-canal traffic in Bourne area will continue to be diverted to the Sagamore Bridge.

The Speaker is Dr. Anne Mattina

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Hopkinton Community Good Friday Service
 Noon on Friday, April 3, 2015
Faith Community Church, 146 E. Main Street, Hopkinton.

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Faith Community Church electronic recycle day
Sat April 11th from 9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m
146E Main Street, Hopkinton

Accepting all electronics to include monitors, computers, computer games, stereo equipment, copy and fax machines, printers, microwaves, dehumidifiers, TV's, any item that as a plug. We are also accepting any appliances, such as AC's, washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators as well as lawn mowers, snow blowers with the gas removed, exercise equipment and grills.The recycle event will have low fees of $5 each r computer, $10 any monitor or small TV less than 19", $15 each TV between 19" and 26" and $20 each TV over 26" wide and wood console TV's, projection TV's $25 each TV 32" and over $30. . Any appliance are $10 each large refrigerators $25. Any cell phones, bikes car, truck batteries are free.as well as any scrap metal. zero landfill. Any question J.wood36@yahoo.com

Bicycle recycle day. Please bring any unwanted bikes new or old any condition to parking lot to be reused again.

Jim Wood


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Late Season


March 24, 2015 — These ice fishermen finally got to practice their sport this week as the snow blew away and/or evaporated off of the ice at Hopkinton Reservoir. The air was 33° F and the ice was 4" thick, which is an okay thickness for ice fishing according to Fisheries and Wildlife.

Lumber Street, Yogurt and Pizza are Big Winners at the Planning Board
Ten Story Buildings are Shot Down

Above, Hopkinton builder Finley Perry states his case to the Planning Board.

March 23, 2015 — Entrepreneur Greg Mazur,  owner of 30-34 Main Street, the Downtown building getting all jazzed up, went to bat for tenants this evening. Mr. Mazur applied for a special permit to relax parking requirements so that two of them could have seating in their eateries, and the Planning Board agreed.

            Mark "Vinny" Kosa, of Vinny's Pizza, who has been in the location since purchasing the Mangia business, can now have 18 seats, not only as a result of the parking relaxation, but as a result of Mr. Mazur installing two brand spanking new handicapped rest rooms, one for each gender, in the common area of the building. Mr. Kosa has said in the past that he would bring in some tables and chairs once everything is in compliance, and expand the menu, too, as a result. Check back for that happening.

            Hopkinton resident Chris Cooney was waiting for this evening's outcome to sign a lease with Mr. Mazur to open his second Yogurt Beach, a successful Yogurt/Gelato/Custard emporium. His first is in Plainville, Mass, and offers toppings, fruit, and loads more for everybody's yogurt. Although it will be a busy place on early release days, Mr. Cooney said this evening that all ages enjoy the special treats. He, too, have 18  seats.

            Entrepreneur Paul Mastroianni, owner of 77 West Main Street, got his Master Plan Special Permit approved this evening, giving him the green light to move forward with his expanded retail, commercial and housing development on Lumber Street. He said at the last meeting of the board that the majority of his planned retail space was spoken for. Bill Morgan of Golden Spoon fame plans to be one of the first tenants.

            Builder Finley Perry did not fare as well. His proposal for an Article on the Town Meeting Warrant to change zoning in the area of Parkwood Drive was voted off of the Warrant. He and Steven Zieff, formerly connected with Legacy Farms, proposed 10 story buildings and 380 apartments. Despite an eleventh-hour motion to reduce the scale by member Frank D'Urso, and an objection by him over procedure to Chairman Ken Weismantel, the Article was pulled from the Warrant.

            "I don't like the idea of an apartment building in an industrial center," Mr. Weismantel said. 

              Below, Dmitry Deych of Diamond Builders, below, signs paperwork finalizing his part of the process with the Planning Board regarding his upcoming purchase of 203 Pond Street, where he will build on 12 lots, lots that the town passed up on purchasing at Special Town Meeting on March 3, 2015.



Two Men Arraigned In Highway Message Board Battery Thefts

WOBURN – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that Sean Brogna, 46, of Melrose, and William Copson, 54, of Melrose, were each arraigned today on charges of malicious destruction of property over $250 (2 counts), larceny over $250 (2 counts), possession of a burglarious instrument, and conspiracy. Bail was set for Brogna at $2000 cash and for Copson at $1000 cash. Malden District Court Judge Emily Karstetter scheduled the next hearing for these defendants for Thursday, April 16.

“This is a case where an alert civilian allegedly saw these two men stealing batteries from highway message signs,” said District Attorney Ryan. “The men were trying to look like they belonged there doing sign work, one was even wearing a fluorescent traffic vest. This civilian’s actions in reporting what he saw led to these arrests and the recovery of sixteen batteries.”

Massachusetts State Police say they received a cell phone call, Sunday, March 22, at approximately 2 p.m., indicating that two men with a black truck appeared to be stealing batteries from MA DOT message boards in the median strip of I-95 in Wakefield. Troopers say when they located the suspects, one man was wearing a fluorescent traffic vest, the other man was in civilian clothes, and in the bed of the suspects’ truck they found 16 type US2200XC batteries. Authorities say a conservative estimate puts the value of each battery at more than $100. Troopers also observed in the suspects’ vehicle metal wire cutters and bolt cutters.

This case is being investigated by Massachusetts State Police.

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St. Paul’s Invites All to Holy Week Services
Services to feature new priest and organist

HOPKINTON, MASS. (March 23, 2015) – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 61 Wood Street (Rte. 135) invites its friends and neighbors to join services being held during Holy Week. These services will be held at the church and will be led by St. Paul’s new priest, Rev. Gordon Schultz, and the new organist and music director, Karen Scheffler from Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

On Palm Sunday, March 29, there will be a dramatic reading of the Passion of Christ during the 10:00 a.m. service. Maundy Thursday, April 2, there will be a Eucharist service at 7:00 p.m. that will include foot washing and the stripping of the altar. On Easter Sunday, April 5, a Choral Eucharist, featuring the musicians and singers of St. Paul’s, will be held at 10:00 a.m.

“There are many moving and powerful things going on at St. Paul’s during Holy Week, and we invite our neighbors and friends to join us for all or any of these services,” said Sue Ramsley, senior warden at St. Paul’s. “It is also a wonderful time to experience the thought-provoking sermons of Gordon, and the music of our organist from Germany, Karen.”


FaySummer in Southborough offers dynamic summer programs to interest every child from Pre-K to 9th grade, and its talented staff includes over 25 faculty members from Fay School. Day Camp, for children 3-15, features nine one-week sessions filled with games, sports, drama, visual arts, instructional and free swim, and other activities, all conducted in small group settings. Children ages 6-15 can also participate in Specialty Camps, which offer a half-day focus on a special theme, such as horseback riding, soccer, musical theater, circus arts, or robotics, along with a half-day of regular day camp.

FaySummer also features two overnight programs: Academic Adventures and Overnight Camp. Both programs are for children ages 10-14 and are offered for two two-week sessions. Academic Adventures is an academic enrichment program with courses in science, technology, arts, and humanities, while Overnight Camp offers a traditional sleepaway camp experience.

Attend an upcoming Open House to learn more!
Thursday, April 2 from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Saturday, April 25 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Fay School's Primary School

25 Middle Road, Southborough

FaySummer at Fay School


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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2015 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from March 16, 2015 - March 23, 2015
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
304 West Main Street Matthew Enegess $565,000 March 19, 2015 Adam Musgrave, Paula M. Musgrave
222 America Boulevard unit 58C Prashant Pathak $360,000 March 20, 2015 Independence Village Realty LLC
39 Summit Lane Jeffrey Lemay, Alison Lemay $617,600 March 16, 2015 Richmond Development Corp.
39 Summit Lane Richmond Development Corp. $95,000 March 16, 2015 Cross Street Realty Trust, Steven A. Hickey
No New Transactions        
58 Mechanic Street Kenneth Ray, Lisa Raye $395,000 March 20, 2015 Raymond Garceau, Julie Garceau
45 School Street Aliou Niane, Kaori Niane $295,000 March 18, 2015 Richard J. Lacroix, Nancy C. Lacroix
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Police Arrest/Incident Log Updated March 23, 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.

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

47 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

3 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

1 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Incident Log

Sunday, March 22, 2015

4:35 pm A caller reported an on-going parking complaint on Lakeshore Drive. Officer John Corridan checked the area and stated that the vehicle was partially in the roadway but there was plenty of room for an emergency vehicle to pass.

12:53 pm A Grove Street resident reported that a motor vehicle just drove into her driveway and blocked her garage. Officer Patrick O'Brien located the owner of the vehicle who was visiting the residents of the front apartment.

2:21 am Officer John Corridan spoke with individuals who may have been involved with the debris that was left in the roadway on Hayden Rowe Street and subsequently placed one person into Protective Custody.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

8:47 pm A 911 caller reported that her dog was hit on Wood Street and was now deceased. Two officers responded to assist the Animal Control Officer.

7:56 pm A caller from Piazza Lane reported finding recent four wheeler tire tracks on Whitehall property. Officer Arthur Schofield responded and wrote a report.

1:33 pm A motorist reported that there was a large pothole on Oakhurst Road. The Highway Department was notified.

10:52 am Officer Philip Powers issued a motor vehicle on Ash Street a parking ticket.

10:35 am A caller reported that his friend told him that a co-worker threatened to stab him. Officer Thomas Griffin responded to speak with him.

9:24 am A walk-in reported seeing a loose puppy near the town common. The Animal Control Officer checked the area with a negative find.

9:03 am Multiple callers reported a motor vehicle accident with personal injury on Fruit Street. Two officers responded to assist the Fire Department and advised that one patient was transported to the hospital.

12:31 am A caller reported leaving money in an atm machine on Main Street. Officer John Corridan checked the area with a negative find.

Friday, March 20, 2015

10:52 pm A Bowker Road resident reported coming home to find her mailbox and a neighbor's mailbox smashed. Officer John Corridan responded to write a report.

9:27 pm A caller from South Mill Street reported that an animal was stuck in the pond behind her house and she could hear it struggling. Two Officers and the Animal Control Officer checked the area with a negative find.

5:40 pm An employee of a West Main Street business reported an unruly customer. Three officers responded and spoke with the customer.

11:36 am Two callers reported possible unregistered solicitors on Price Street. Prior the an officers arrival two males walked into the station and were given applications.

Bill's Pizza Mondays

14 Main Street
$2.00 off
6-9:00 pm
Any Large Pizza


Union Street, Ashland Structure Fire Causes no Injuries.

March 22, 2015 — Hopkinton was among surrounding towns that responded to a fire on Union Street in Ashland early this evening. According to Ashland Police Officer Christopher Alberini, the fire was confined to the unoccupied, storage area of  the structure, and no injuries had been reported, although firefighters were still combing through the debris. Above, a Hopkinton Firefighter removes content through a window. Below, smoke pours out of the burning area while firefighters inside douse it with water.



It's Back!!!

Hopkinton Police Association Annual Dinner Dance

(Also known as the Hopkinton Policeman's Ball) 

Saturday May 16th

Social hour  6:30-7:30, Dinner 7:30-8:30

Dancing 8:30-12:30 To Hot Acoustics featuring Steve Spector


After this long winter join members of a renewed, reinvigorated Hopkinton Police Department in bringing in spring with a enjoyable night of dinner, dancing and community fun.

The Hopkinton Police Association will use the money raised from this Dinner Dance to give back to the community.  Some of the events that the Association sponsors are the Children's Fishing Derby, Senior Christmas Party, Special Olympics Basketball Game and scholarship to a Hopkinton High School Senior.  

Contact any member of the Hopkinton Police Department or stop by the station to get your ticket.

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Number One

March 21, 2015 — Meb Keflezighi, winner of the 2014 BAA Boston Marathon Men's Division representing the United States, was the first American to win Boston since 1983. Above, he speaks to athletes at Hopkinton High School Auditorium on Wednesday.

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 Season of Wither

March 21, 2015 — This gigantic snow lady outside of the Rose Garden in Upton is feeling the effects of a warming trend this week, as the temperature rises and she sublimates.

Health and Fitness
Fowl Weather

March 21, 2015 — These beautiful mallard ducks on Legacy Farm Road South are in their element, having just discovered open water.
Turkey Trot

March 21, 2015 — If its rafter hadn't been nearby, a passerby might have mistaken this bird for a turkey fleeing the pressure cooker at the restaurant in the background.


Dual Purpose Sign

March 21, 2015 — It appears that the ice delivery is on its way, but you better not mix it with Jack Daniels, proving that someone at Hopkinton State Park has a keen sense of humor.


Identifications Made In Connection With Murder-Suicide In Framingham

WOBURN - Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that two individuals found deceased in Framingham on Wednesday, March 18, have been positively identified. The bodies of Michelle Batista, 31, and Allen Murphy, 27, were found inside their apartment at 154 Second Street, Unit 206. A Medical Examiner has ruled the death of Batista a homicide and the death of Murphy a suicide.

“These parties were in a dating relationship,” said District Attorney Ryan. “While we have limited information at this time about the history of the relationship, we consider this to be a case of domestic violence. Our thoughts are with families of the deceased. This case demonstrates how abuse in an intimate partner relationship can escalate. We encourage anyone experiencing domestic violence to reach out to a local domestic violence program which can offer counseling, support, and advocacy services.”



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Police Arrest/Incident Log Updated March 20, 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.

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

26 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

5 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.



Arrest Log

Thursday, March 19, 2015

2:12 am Officer Peter Booth arrested Kyla P. Ose, 26, of Woodview Way, Hopkinton, on West Main Street for Warrants-foreign.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

11:04 pm Officer Linda Higgins arrested Taylor Davis, 24, of Winthrop Street, Holliston, on Chestnut Street and charged him with Two Counts of Malicious Destruction of Property Over $250 and Disturbing the Peace.

Incident Log

Thursday, March 19, 2015

3:21 pm The bus dispatcher reported that a box truck was parked on Hayward Street making it difficult for the bus to pass. Officer John Corridan advised that the truck was parked on Second Street and Hayward Street was passable.

3:21 pm Officer Arthur Schofield assisted a female with fingerprinting for a nursing license.

2:26 pm Officer Philip Powers issued a verbal warning to an operator who was driving in the fire lane on Hayden Rowe Street.

1:26 pm A motorist complained about an erratic operator on Cedar Street. Officer William Burchard spoke with the operator who stated they were swerving to miss potholes.

11:17 am A caller reported that she had lost her long green wallet somewhere on Main Street.

8:17 am A caller reported that a vehicle was operating erratically and aggressively towards one of his van drivers. Officer William Burchard spoke with the operator who stated that the van drove up on him fast so he in return tapped his brakes.

2:12 am Officer Peter Booth arrested a 26 year-old female from Hopkinton on West Main Street for a Warrant.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

7:15 pm A motorist reported that vehicles were parked on both sides of Greenwood Road making it very hard to pass. Officer Philip Powers responded and advised the owner of a vehicle to move.

1:48 pm A caller stated that she was afraid of her friend on Downey Street hurting herself. Three officers responded to assist the Fire Department and advised that she was transported for evaluation.

12:20 pm A walk-in reported that while she and her husband were away their credit cards were used totaling several thousand dollars. Officer Patrick O'Brien spoke with her and wrote a report.

12:00 pm Officer Philip Powers requested an incident number for a hit and run motor vehicle accident that occurred in a Hayden Rowe Street parking lot.

9:59 am A walk-in reported identity theft where a tax return was filed under her name.

8:21 am A walk-in spoke with Sgt. Joseph Bennett regarding a lost passport.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

11:04 pm A caller reported that an individual was walking in the roadway on Chestnut Street. Three officers responded and subsequently arrested a 24 year-old male from Holliston and charged him with Two Counts of Malicious Destruction of Property Over $250 and Disturbing the Peace. Officer John Corridan advised that he took pictures of debris in the roadway and damage done to various mailboxes.

10:40 pm A motorist reported that a person was walking in the roadway on Hayden Rowe Street. Two officers checked the area with a negative find.

8:41 pm Officer John Corridan assisted an individual while they collected belongings from a Wedgewood Drive residence.

7:53 pm A walk-in from Hayden Rowe Street reported receiving strange phone calls.

7:30 pm Between the hours of 4:52pm and 7:30pm there were seven reports of tree limbs down on wires.

4:47 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil spoke with a West Main Street business who reported receiving threats.

3:51 pm A 911 caller from Prestwick Drive reported that she was in her basement when she heard her locked front door slam. Two officers checked the residence with a negative find on anything suspicious.

12:45 pm Officer Thomas Griffin spoke with an individual regarding stolen identity.

6:14 am A resident of Lincoln Street was concerned about a truck that was parked near the end of her driveway since 2:30am this morning. Officer Stephen Buckley checked the vehicle and advised that there was no one inside of it.

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Rafael E. Garcia, 84

Rafael E. Garcia, 84, passed away on March 19, 2015 at home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Maria (Guerrero) Garcia, to whom he was married for 50 years. Born in Barranquilla, Columbia, he was the son of the late Luis and Luz Maria (de la Paz) Garcia. He operated a limousine business in New York City for more than 30 years before retiring to Hopkinton in 1998.

He was an avid soccer fan and enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandson.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter Cecile Garcia Desmond and her husband John of Hopkinton and a grandson James Desmond of Hopkinton.

A memorial funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday March 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in St John the Evangelist Church, Hopkinton. Burial will be private. There are no calling hours. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton.

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Hopkinton Democrats will gather on Thursday 4/9 at Hopkinton Town Hall in room 215.  


The purpose of our get-together will be to select Democratic candidates for Hopkinton boards such as the Board of Selectmen, the Planning Board, the School board, etc.


The only requirement is that you be a registered Democrat.  

Please join us.  The caucus will convene at 7:30pm.

Please contact Dick Duggan (dduggan47@hopkintondemocrats.org or 508-435-4007) with any questions.

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Apparent Murder-Suicide Incident In Framingham

   WOBURN - Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that the death of a man and a woman in Framingham appears to have been a murder-suicide. At approximately 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 18, first responders doing a well being check at 154 Second Street, Unit 206, forcibly entered the residence and found a woman and a man shot. Investigators have determined that the man was the shooter. A gun was found at the scene.

“This is still an ongoing investigation,” said District Attorney Ryan. “However, we believe this was an isolated incident and that the shooter responsible for the woman’s death then took his own life.”

Framingham Police Chief Kenneth Ferguson added, “This is a tragic situation. We feel for the families in this case. I would like to thank District Attorney Ryan, her team, and detectives assigned to this incident for their quick response and hard work.”

The woman has been identified as Michelle Batista, 31, of Framingham. The man’s identity is being withheld, pending notification of next of kin. Authorities believe Batista and the man had been in a dating relationship and living together in the apartment.

This case is being investigated by the Framingham Police Department and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.


Christopher McClure Resigns as Technology Director

March 19, 2015 — Last week Christopher (“Chris The Cloud Man”) McClure submitted his resignation from his position as Technology Director for the Town of Hopkinton effective March 25, 2015, which I have accepted. Chris has accepted a new position in the Town of North Andover, which is much closer to his home and family.


In the four productive years he has been with the Town, Chris was a fantastic business partner. His vision, working together with all town departments, was instrumental in bringing the fiber network connecting all town and school buildings, upgrading the town-side telephone system, institutionalizing the joint town-school technology capital plan and successfully making local government accessible through the town website and social media. The Town greatly benefited from his willingness to collaborate, can-do entrepreneurial spirit and passion for excellence in public service. I will miss Chris’ intellectual candor and big smile.

Please join me in wishing him the very best in his professional endeavors and new role in the prison ministry outreach program.

Norman Khumalo
Town Manager


Editor's Note: Mr. McClure noted this morning that his move will be cutting his commute by one hour, as well as bringing him closer to his son's school. Mr. McClure was instrumental in modernizing the town's information services to the current high level provided today. Contributed content.


Return of the Champion


March 18, 2015 — Last year's winner in the Men's Division of the 2014 BAA Boston Marathon, Meb Keflezighi, the first American to win Boston since 1983, visited Hopkinton Middle and High Schools today. Mr. Keflezighi also won the New York City Marathon in 2009 and won Silver in the 2004 Olympics. Above, he enters Hopkinton High School Auditorium to cheering student athletes, who gave him a fitting hero's welcome.

      Left, choose the thumbnail for a larger photo of Mr. Keflezighi bounding like a gazelle while warming up prior last year's Boston Marathon's Starter's pistol.


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Police Arrest Incident Log Updated March 18, 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/Building Checks.

3 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Incident Log

Monday, March 16, 2015

5:49 pm A motorist reported malfunctioning traffic lights on West Main Street. Officer John Corridan responded, observed the lights and advised that they were functioning properly.

4:57 pm A 911 caller from Wedgewood Drive reported a possible explosion in her basement and now the fire alarms were going off. Two officers responded to assist the Fire Department and advised that it was a problem with the oil burner.

4:41 pm A West Main Street business reported that they were being harassed by a resident's boyfriend.

2:29 pm A caller reported finding a bumper with a license plate attached to it on Nicholas Road. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and returned it to the owner on Ash Street.

1:32 pm A 911 caller from Glen Road reported that while she was home alone her alarm system started going off and was unsure if anyone was in the house. Six officers checked the residence and advised that everything appeared in order and they were unsure the cause for the alarm going off.

1:20 pm Two officers assisted a resident of Woodview Way upon coming home to ensure her safety after an incident this past weekend.

8:19 am A resident of Winter Street reported that two individuals were inside of a house next door to them that was vacant and owned by a bank. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and located two contractors who were working at the house for the bank.

6:51 am Sgt. Scott vanRaalten notified the Highway Department of icy road conditions on Pond Street.

Family  Stuff

Cliffs of Moher

March 18, 2015 — Hopkinton High School Senior Thomas Keane shares a beautiful photo he took during a trip to County Clare, Ireland last month of the ancient Cliffs of Moher. The photo is presented in full, the way it was submitted. Cropping would lose the strength of the diagonal lines, the windblown grass, the point at the land's end or the deluge at the bottom of a cloud that has different weather occurring on the top.

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