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Mmmm... This Is a Tasty Trout

April 18, 2015—Larry Jackson caught the largest trout in the Woodville Rod  and Gun Trout Derby today, 16.75 inches and won himself $525. His tee-shirt is a variation of a famous saying. It reads, "Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he'll drink beer all day." Contributed photo.
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A Big Thank You

     April 18, 2015—Yesterday after school, Hopkinton Girl Scout Cadet Troop 72975 stopped by with cards and sweet treats to show their appreciation and say "Thank You" to our Hopkinton Fire Department. The girls wished the department good luck for a safe Marathon weekend.


Jean L. (Bowker) Murray

 Jean L. (Bowker) Murray, 89, passed away on April 16, 2015.  She was the loving wife of the late Joseph Murray to whom she was married for 67 years.  Born in 1926, she was the daughter of the late Clifton and Gertrude (Ryan) Bowker. 

She was the much loved mother of David Murray and his wife, Ann-Brooke; Diane Hakansson; Susan Biagetti and her husband, Richard; Joseph Murray and his wife, Cathy; Stephen Murray and his wife, Jean; and Lisa Reilly and her husband, Frank.  Mother-in-law of John Hakansson.  sister of the late Raymond Bowker, Clifton Bowker, Elinore Leary, Lucille Newman, Grace Lemon, Francis Bowker, Henry Bowker, Barbara Brault, Paul Bowker, Dick Bowker and Joan Sullivan.  Survived by her brother, Bob Sullivan; her sister, Nancy Kowalyshyn; sisters-in-law, Sally Bowker, Constance Bowker, Janice Bowker and Betty Murray, as well as brother-in-law, Jerome Brault.  Loving grandmother to Kristina Armstrong, Jay Hakansson; Justina, Erica and Christian Biagetti; Lauren Noferi, Brennan and Michael Murray; Colleen, Lara, Monica, Dan and John Murray; Elizabeth, Sean and Julia Murray; and Abigail and Colin Hile.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews, as well as seven great grandchildren. 

She spent her life in Hopkinton, graduating in 1944 from Hopkinton High School.  She was one of the first inductees into the Hopkinton High School Athletic Hall of Fame for her basketball and softball skills.  The joy in Jean’s life came from her family, whether it be her siblings, children or grandchildren.  Family cookouts and trips to the beach with extended family were the highlights of her life.  She worked for Timex throughout the 60s and 70s.  After that time, she enjoyed jobs cooking for the priests at St John’s parish and at the bakery of Colella’s supermarket in addition to singing in the church choir. 

The funeral will be held Wednesday, April 22 at 9:00 a.m. from the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church at 10:00 a.m.  Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery.  Calling hours at the funeral home are Tuesday, April 21 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Special Olympics, 1133 19th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036.  Online donations can be made at specialolympics.org


151 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton


Bark is Louder Than...

April 17, 20`15—Spencer Dryden of Scott's Landscaping feeds bark chips to Dan Hession yesterday, as they renewed the plant beds, performed Spring cleanup and made the grounds of Police Headquarters look like new.

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April 17, 2015 — These Hopkinton Middle School students set up shop yesterday at Water Fresh Farm to sell their goods and collect money for their Relay for Life team, The Ten Musketeers.



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Incident Log Updated April  15, 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.

13 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

Arrest Log

Thursday, April 16, 2015

7:58 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil arrested Shannon Lundy, 35, of Woodview Way, Hopkinton, on East Main Street and charged her with OUI Liquor and OUI Liquor & Serious Injury.

Incident Log

Thursday, April 16, 2015

7:58 pm A 911 caller reported a car vs. motorcycle accident with personal injury on East Main Street. Three officers responded and advised that the operator of the motorcycle was taken to the hospital. Subsequently, the operator of the motor vehicle, a 35 year-old female from Hopkinton, was arrested and charged with OUI Liquor and OUI Liquor & Serious Injury.

7:46 pm A caller reported that a motor vehicle was doing donuts in an East Main Street parking lot. Officer Philip Powers checked the area with a negative find.

7:38 pm A resident of Ash Street spoke with Officer Aaron O'Neil regarding tax fraud.

5:03 pm Several 911 callers reported a motor vehicle accident with personal injury on Hayden Rowe Street. Two officers responded and advised that it was the vehicle the Upton Police Department was looking for earlier.

4:47 pm The Upton Police Department requested an officer check Davis Road for a vehicle that was involved in a hit and run. Officer Philip Powers checked the area with a negative find.

4:21 pm A caller reported that her wallet was stolen and was able to trace it back to being stolen at a West Main Street business. The business checked the cameras and was able to identify when it was taken.

4:12 pm A Hayden Rowe Street resident reported that items were stolen from his garage.

2:27 pm A resident of Linden Street reported being the victim of tax fraud.

1:06 pm A 911 caller reported a motorcycle accident with personal injury on Wood Street. Two officers responded to assist.

Monday, April 15, 2015

10:30 pm A Blueberry Lane resident reported being the victim of tax fraud.

8:34 pm A walk-in from West Main Street reported tax return fraud.

6:08 pm A caller from Hayden Rowe Street reported losing her wallet.

4:45 pm A 911 caller reported that an aggressive drive passed her and took off at a high rate of speed on Lumber Street. Officer John Corridan responded and spoke with the operator at his residence.

3:31 pm A resident of Hearthstone Road reported tax fraud.

3:16 pm A 911 caller from College Street reported a past breaking and entering. Three officers responded to investigate.

1:04 pm Officer Patrick O'Brien spoke with a walk-in regarding tax fraud.

12:51 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Patrick O'Brien regarding tax fraud.

11:50 am A walk-in reported being the victim of tax fraud.

11:35 am Officer Patrick O'Brien spoke with a resident who reported being the victim of an online scam.

10:25 am A resident spoke with Officer Patrick O'Brien regarding income tax fraud.

6:00 am A caller reported that commercial work was being done on West Main Street in violation of the town by-law. Officer Peter Booth responded and spoke with the workers.

12:35 am A caller from West Elm Street reported hearing a car alarm sounding from a garage. Sgt. Scott vanRaalten checked the area but was unable to determine the cause for the alarm going off.

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Motorcycle vs. Passenger Vehicle

April 16, 2015 — A motorcycle collided with a passenger vehicle shortly before 8:00 pm this evening, sending the bike operator via Hopkinton ambulance to the Metrowest Medical Center with leg injuries, and the driver of the passenger vehicle via Hopkinton cruiser, to a private area of her own at the Hopkinton Police station. The Acura in middle of frame does not appear to have been involved.

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Crowning Touch

April 16, 2015—Men working for Ed Tarca, who is remodeling 30-34 Main Street on behalf of Greg Mazur, install dentils and a cap on the top of the building, which will be  100% ready by Monday.


Lois Marie Byrd Petrich, 84

Lois Marie Byrd Petrich, 84, of Hopkinton, passed away unexpectedly at Metrowest Medical Center on Thursday, April 16, 2015. She was born in Houston, Texas on January 22, 1931, to Juel Byrd and Thelma Thompson. Lois married Glenn Petrich on July 24, 1948; they lived in several cities due to his military career before settling in Tomball, Texas and eventually divorcing in 1976. She was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1967 and defied the odds by beating her cancer. Lois served as a bookkeeper for her brother Kenneth’s tax assessment business for many years before retiring in 2003. In 2005, she moved to Maryland to live with her daughter Carolyn, and she relocated to Hopkinton with the family in 2013. Lois was an avid reader and amazing baker who enjoyed preparing treats for her extended family and thankfully passed on many of her recipes. She was a wonderful, strong woman who adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and will be greatly missed.

Surviving Lois are her three children, Linda Skinner and her husband Travis of Magnolia, Texas, David Petrich of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Carolyn Hyman and her husband Mark of Hopkinton, six grandchildren,  Aaron Walters of Houston, Texas, Josh Walters of Waller, Texas, Rachel Westfall of Magnolia, Texas, Brian Petrich of Asheville, North Carolina, Jennifer Petrich of Morganton, North Carolina and Michael Hyman of Hopkinton, six great-grandchildren, Jacob, Lucas, Brody and Brooks 
Walters, Taeana Taylor and Mahra Davis, her brother Kenneth Byrd of Hurst, Texas, her dear nephews Don Gressett of Houston, Texas, Doug Gressett and his wife Cindy of Flower Mound, Texas and Rusty Gressett and his wife Maria of Cypress, Texas, her former son-in-law Roger Westfall, her longtime next-door neighbor and cousin of her former husband Allan Petrich and his wife Beth of Tomball, Texas, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Lois was predeceased by her sisters Ruby Mitchell, Patricia Pelata, Shirley Schneider, Phyllis Gressett and Gayle Mulkey, her brother Arthur Byrd, and her former husband.

The family thanks the staff and residents of Countryside Nursing Home of Framingham for their care and friendship in Lois’ final months. Arrangements are in the care of Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com A memorial service will be held in Houston, Texas at a later date.

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    Jean L. (Bowker) Murray, 89

HOPKINTON - Jean L. (Bowker) Murray, 89, died Thursday, April 16, 2015.  Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, are incomplete at this time.


Scholars and Stars Meet at Elmwood School

April 16, 2015 — Above, 2012 Boston Marathon winner from Kenya, Wesley Korir, enters the Elmwood School gymtorium this morning, greeted by sheer pandemonium from the excited students. He was the last to be introduced to the 600-plus crowd, after meeting with the students beforehand and exchanging gifts of a cultural nature. A Video of some of the pre-assembly activity as well as the introductions themselves is below. We'll be back later with a  larger photo gallery.

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Barricaded Man Surrenders to STOP Team

April 16, 2015—Members of the Massachusetts State Police Special Tactical Operations (STOP) Team this morning made entry into an office at the Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center, 85 East Newton St., Boston, where a distraught 29-year-old man had barricaded himself. The man surrendered immediately and was taken into custody without incident. He has been transported to Boston Medical Center for evaluation.

Members of the STOP Team, along with Troop H uniformed patrols and a State Police negotiator, responded to the state-run hospital at approximately 8 a.m. after the man entered the office and barricaded himself alone in the office. State Police assets are clearing the scene at this time.



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Incident Log Updated April  15, 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.

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

21 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

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

Arrest Log

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

11:57 pm Officer Peter Booth arrested Jared T. Searles, 24, of River Street, Upton, on West Main Street and charged him with Possession of Class A Substance and Marked Lanes Violation.

Monday, April 13, 2015

10:29 pm Officer Peter Booth arrested Aaron S. Cohen, 28, of Village Street, Medway, on Hayden Rowe Street and charged him with Speeding in Violation of Special Regulation, Resisting Arrest and OUI Liquor.

3:41 am Officer Peter Booth arrested Carlos Jorge Monteiro, 23, of Center Street, Brockton, on West Main Street for a Warrant.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

11:57 pm Officer Peter Booth stopped a motor vehicle on West Main Street and subsequently arrested a 24 year-old male from Upton and charged him with Possession of Class A Substance and Marked Lanes Violation.

6:42 pm A caller reported vandalism at College Rock. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and wrote a report of graffiti that was painted on the rock.

6:33 pm A caller reported suspicious activity of a young man and woman who were throwing around a screen on an East Street property. Officer Philip Powers checked the area with a negative find.

6:13 pm Officer Philip Powers spoke with a walk-in from Cole Drive regarding tax fraud.

5:02 pm A resident of Pendulum Pass reported that a youth on a dirt bike was riding through her and her neighbors yard. Officer Philip Powers advised that he was in pursuit of the dirt bike but then had to stop as it went into the woods.

4:59 pm A walk-in from Hayden Rowe Street spoke with Officer Gregg DeBoer regarding suspicious activity.

4:49 pm A Jordan Road resident reported being the victim of tax fraud.

3:56 pm A resident of Hidden Brick Road reported an on-going complaint of youths riding a dirt bike up and down the street. Officer Gregg DeBoer spoke with the youths who stated that they would not ride in the roadway again.

12:09 pm Two callers from Curtis Road complained about a helicopter hovering above their tree lines.

10:05 am Officer William Burchard spoke with a walk-in who reported tax fraud.

10:05 am Officer William Burchard spoke with a walk-in regarding tax fraud.

8:07 am A walk-in spoke with Officer Patrick O'Brien regarding a tax return being filed under his name.

Monday, April 13, 2015

10:29 pm Officer Peter Booth stopped a motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street and subsequently arrested a 28 year-old male from Medway and charged him with Speeding in Violation of Special Regulation, Resisting Arrest and OUI Liquor.

10:01 pm A caller from Washington Lane spoke with Officer Arthur Schofield regarding some security questions on missing keys and suspicious events.

8:25 pm A Fenton Street resident reported that his house was egged sometime this evening.

7:55 pm A 911 caller from Hazel Road reported that several individuals were in the woods with flashlights. Officer Philip Powers checked the area with a negative find on anything suspicious.

6:48 pm A 911 caller reported that an aggressive driver was passing several vehicles on Cedar Street. Officer Philip Powers responded but could not locate the vehicle.

6:25 pm A walk-in from Benson Road reported tax return fraud.

6:11 pm A walk-in reported that a motor vehicle cut her off and almost hit her.

5:25 pm A 911 caller reported that she witnessed a man beating a dog and then followed him on West Main Street. He then proceeded to act erratically and give her obscene gestures. Officer Arthur Schofield responded and wrote a report.

3:35 pm A resident of West Elm Street reported being the victim of tax fraud.

3:21 pm Sgt. Joseph Bennett spoke with a walk-in from Hayden Rowe Street regarding tax fraud.

1:45 pm A caller reported that a cherry style truck was parked on Hayden Rowe Street with men working on a telephone pole. Officer Thomas Griffin responded and confirmed that they were authorized to be working on the pole.

11:55 am A caller reported that his vehicle was hit on Friday while in a Elm Street parking lot and he believed that he found who hit him. Officer William Burchard responded to look at both vehicles and advised that he did not believe the other vehicle was involved.

9:01 am Officer William Burchard spoke with a victim who had a tax return filed under their name.

8:54 am Officer William Burchard spoke with an individual who had a tax return filed under their name.

7:35 am The Milford Police Department reported that an erratic and aggressive driver was heading towards Hopkinton on Hayden Rowe Street. Two officers checked the area until the town line with a negative find.

5:28 am A Cedar Street resident reported that construction equipment was being used in violation of the town by-law. Officer Linda Higgins responded and advised that they were gone upon her arrival.

3:41 am Officer Peter Booth stopped a motor vehicle on West Main Street and subsequently arrested a 23 year-old male from Brockton for a Warrant.

The Sculpture, the Sculptor, and the Sculptor

April 15, 2015—Sculptor Michael Alfano watches with approval as fellow sculptor and restoration specialist Jeff Buccacio prepares "The Starter," a sculpture of George V. Brown by Mr. Alfano, for renewal and preservation today on Hopkinton Common.


Almost There

April 15,  2015—There's always a little Art in the Start while Jacques LeDuc lets one side of his Start line dry, and prepares the other side of the road for the rest of the word. It wasn't always that way. In years  past, the word  faced the runners, but now it is designed to face the television  cameras.
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Police Fishing Derby May 16, 2015


Members of the Hopkinton Police Association are preparing for the Fishing Derby to be held at the Hopkinton Sportsman’s Club on Saturday, May 16th. This event is being sponsored for children 15 years of age and under, who live in Hopkinton and surrounding towns.

The last Derby was a huge success with over 200 youngsters showing up to cast a line. The first 150 children to register will receive a free t-shirt.

Members of the Hopkinton Police Department and their families are volunteering their time to assist children with measuring fish, baiting hooks, and stringing poles. Some bait, along with hooks, sinkers, and bobbers will also be provided. Coffee, hot chocolate, juice and snacks will be provided early in the day. Around 11 a.m., the grill will start and there will be hot dogs, hamburgers, and cold beverages.

At the end of the Derby, awards, trophies, and fishing equipment will be presented to the children for the largest fish, smallest fish, and most fish caught, etc. The entire day’s events will be free to all registered children and their parents.

This event cannot be successful without some assistance from our residents and businesses. To help offset the cost of this fun-filled day, we are asking for contributions. Any assistance you can provide will be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact myself, Officer Phil Powers at 508-497-3401 or
508-497-9820 x1004.

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Arts in Bloom Exhibit Returns to Hopkinton Center for the Arts
Juried exhibition presented in collaboration with the Hopkinton Garden Club


(April 15, 2015 - HOPKINTON, MA) — The Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) announces its 2015 Arts in Bloom exhibit will run May 8–June 5. This juried exhibition will showcase prize-winning artwork, complemented by one-of-a-kind floral arrangements provided by the Hopkinton Garden Club. Artist, teacher, poet, and author John Murray is the juror for this exhibit. Six cash prizes will be announced at a public reception on May 8, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. The HCA gallery is located at 98 Hayden Rowe St. and hours are weekdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on this event, please visit www.hopartscenter.org/exhibits or call (508) 435-9222.


Artists interested in entering their work into this juried cash-prize show may drop-off up to three pieces, plus a $30 fee and registration form to the HCA gallery on April 24 and 25. The form and more information can be found at www.hopartscenter.org/call-for-art.


John Murray is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and his block prints and mixed media paintings have been exhibited across the U.S. and Europe. His prints approach the intimacy of portraiture, grabbing a glimpse into the world of his subject matter, while his paintings, a frenzy of color and energy, appear to be a harmony of subtle simplicity. To learn more about Murray, visit his blog at http://neopostmodern.blogspot.com/.   (2012 file photo, right).


FYB Fans Take Note
Hopkinton Author George Leal book signing 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 Followed by performance until 11:00 pm

Hopkinton author George Leal has a funny story to tell about meeting the lead vocalist of Fair, Yates and Betschart following a performance at Cornell's Pub over 25 years ago. The three musicians had already earned local renown, first in a band called Apoplexy in 1972, then Moonfast, which has its own rock and roll tale to tell, and finally as their namesake, playing at Timothy Spirits in Framingham as the house band several times a week, and for several years.

Mr. Leal's first documentary, “Waiting for the Next Applause,” will  be available for purchase and signing on April 18th at Jasper Hill, Main Street, Holliston from 6-8 PM.

At 8 PM FYB will perform until 11.


For a sample of their eclectic choices of cover music, carefully chosen to emphasize their individual talents, please check out a HopNews video of a portion of their reunion performance last September. And when you see Mr. Leal, ask him to tell the story.

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An Important Message From Hopkinton Conservation Commission



April 14, 2015—The Hopkinton Conservation Commission issued permits in March 2015 to treat Lake Maspenock and Lake Whitehall for invasive aquatic plants which have been aggressively growing and overtaking the native plant species in recent years.  The treatment programs, which involve the application of herbicides, will begin this summer and will be performed by Aquatic Control Technologies, a company with over 30 years of experience in managing aquatic vegetation in NE.   The company will follow strict state and federal guidelines for proper use of herbicides in lakes, and will use the treatment as part of a comprehensive, long-term strategy for managing the invasive-plant problem.

This treatment, however, addresses the symptom of the problem of invasive weeds and not one of the main causes, excessive nutrients in the Lakes that allow the invasive plants to thrive.

The presence of invasive plant species in New England waterways is not uncommon.  Today, the most common way invasive species are introduced is by clinging to boats and propellers that are moving from lake to lake.  When the boat or trailer enters the new water body, the plant fragments are washed loose, seeding an entire new colony of invasive plants.


Once the invasive plants are established, they are nearly impossible to eradicate.  Infestation of these plants can decrease the property value of the land surrounding the lake by clogging the lake (limiting its uses), creating bad odors and accelerating the natural aging of the lake. Invasive species can also block entranceways and decrease the depth of lakes making swimming, fishing and boating nearly impossible.


Over the past six years, non-chemical management of the invasive plants has been implemented at Lake Maspenock that included yearly drawdown of the water level, periodic extended drawdown, and placing signs at the boat ramps encouraging boat owners to wash weeds and plant debris off their boats offsite.   Non-chemical management has also been used at Lake Whitehall in the past.  Despite these efforts, the invasive plants persist which is why this next, more aggressive, phase of herbicide/algaecide treatment is being conducted at both of our Lakes.


Eutrophication is a natural, slow-aging process for a water body, but human activity greatly speeds up the process by introducing high concentrations of nutrients, especially phosphorus, nitrogen and potassium.  These nutrients typically promote excessive growth of algae.  As the algae die and decompose, high levels of organic matter and the decomposing organisms deplete the water of available oxygen, causing the death of other organisms, such as fish.  Excessive nutrients within a shallow lake will also enable invasive plants to grow and spread more vigorously. 


One of the main sources of these nutrients is lawn and landscape fertilizer runoff, and it is estimated that approximately 50% of the fertilizer applied to your lawn gets washed away and ends up in surface water and/or groundwater (see link to article below).


So while it is visually pleasing to have a lush, green lawn, it comes at the expense of our Lake’s water quality, aquatic ecosystem and recreational value.   What can you do as a concerned resident?   Please consider the following:


·         Use environmentally-friendly fertilizer for your lawn and landscape (it’s also safer for your children and pets). 

·         Clean up after your pets and properly dispose of pet waste;

·         Wash off your boat or watercraft hull, trailer and propeller offsite, prior to using in our Lakes;

·         Spread the word - Educate your friends and neighbors; and

·         Contact the Conservation Commission, Lake Maspenock Preservation Association or Friends of Whitehall for additional information.



Suspects Arraigned After Drug Lab Discovered In Framingham

WOBURN – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that Tara Sandler, 31, of Hudson, and Kevin Sullivan, 28, of Natick were arraigned today on charges of distribution of a Class B substance (manufacturing), possession of an electric stun gun, trespassing, and a municipal ordinance violation. Middlesex District Court Judge Douglas Stoddart set bail at $6500 cash for Sandler and revoked bail on an active case, and set bail at $5500 cash for Sullivan, declining to revoke bail in an active case involving Sullivan. The next scheduled hearing for Sandler and Sullivan is Monday, May 11.

Authorities say a tip led them to a property on Meadow Street in Framingham on Monday, April 13, where the defendants were found at a tent site along with items which appear to be used in “cooking” methamphetamine. Police officers also found items generally associated with a drug manufacturing operation: a torch, gas generator, scale, funnels, and several chemicals, including, muriatic acid, ammonium nitrate, and sodium hydroxide. In addition, police officers found methamphetamine on the site along with an electronic stun gun and a machete.

This incident is being investigated by the Framingham Police Department.

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The Hopkinton Police Local 254 will be conducting our 2015 fund drive over the next several weeks for our comedy show on Friday, October 2nd @ the Milford Doubletree Ballroom @ 7:30pm.

Hopkinton Police Local 254 has supported many community events, youth teams and not for profits in the past. It also supports the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington DC and our officers who ride to raise money every year. The event will ultimately benefit Hopkinton Little League, our sick & death benefit fund, educational conferences, and the health & welfare of the Local 254 Membership.

Local businesses and residents will be called for donations, and will be offered a chance to buy tickets and/or advertising space in the event Playbill. The event promises to be a great night out of entertainment and we welcome all members of our community to come and enjoy the night!

This fund drive is for the Hopkinton Police Local 254, and not for the Hopkinton Police Department. The callers conducting the phone solicitation are not police officers. The funds derived from this fund drive DO NOT go into the operating budget of the Hopkinton Police Department.

To donate to this cause or to purchase tickets for the event, please call the fundraising office @ 508-497-5148. Thank you for your time and consideration.




$59.5 Million



April 14, 2015 — Woodview Way LLC has purchased Alta Legacy Farms for $59.5 million according to documents filed today with the Mass Registry of Deeds. Woodview Way is owned by The Praedium Group  LLC, a real estate investment firm, which has offices at 825 Third Ave., 36th Floor, New York, NY.

        It is the apartment component of Legacy Farms, a development conceived by Roy MacDowell and his group, consisting of 240 apartments, the majority of which are filled.

           HopNews awaits a return call from Praedium Group for further information and comment.

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REMINDER: Lakeshore Drive area Water Work

Please be advised that due to a utility conflict encountered during the Lakeshore Drive culvert replacement project, it will be necessary to lower the water main that services that area. In order to complete that work, the water will need to be shut off on Lakeshore Drive and all of the side streets down to Amherst Road, while the pipe is lowered. The contractor estimates that the work will take between 4-6 hours to complete.

The work is scheduled for Wednesday, April 15th , weather pending, starting at approximately

8:00 AM. We ask you to please make any necessary arrangements to be without water during that time. Once the water is turned back on, you may notice some air or discoloration. You may need to flush your cold water line in order to help clear your pipes. We thank you for your cooperation during this necessary work.


Planning Board Considers Town Meeting Articles

April 13, 2015 — The Planning Board heard from attorney Joseph Antonellis on behalf of citizen petitioner businessman William Tetlow, who would like to rezone a third of an acre (In yellow, above), next to his existing business-zoned complex at 25 Hayward Street, from resident lakefront to rural business. The change would open up the property to the possibility of up to a 15-space expansion of parking, and/or use of the existing ranch house for business use. The Planning Board voted unanimously to recommend the change to Town Meeting.

          The change to Roy MacDowell's Legacy Farms OSMUD by way of a Town Meeting Article to allow 180 age-restricted units to replace previously approved 200,000 square feet of commercial space got the thumbs up from a majority of the Planning Board members this evening with one objection. Planning Board member Frank D'Urso said that it has been 7 years since the plan for commercial space was put in place, and that he felt it was preferable to wait another 7 years and let the land stay undeveloped in the meantime. Mr. D'Urso was the lone dissenter.

           The Article decreased the amount of units from 200, a number that Town Meeting rejected last year. The benefit  to the town will be $1.8 million for Life Safety, Downtown Improvements and a Town-wide Trail Network as well as $1.5 million  in net annual revenue to the town once the project is complete. The traffic impact will be a fraction of what it would have been with the commercial space. In  addition to the stamp of approval from the Planning Board this evening, the Board of Selectman, Zoning Advisory Committee, Upper Charles Trail Committee have endorsed the proposal.

           Another significant Article that the board passed will allow parking between a main building and the street by special  permit only. Main Street was excluded from consideration.

           A development that has been successfully kept out of public sight is the possibility that the Marathon Center, proposed for land behind Dave Spengler's property but accessed from the proposed but now defunct ice arena, will be proposed for the front of the site instead.

           "It would take a Town Meeting vote," said Planning Board Chairman Ken Weismantel.

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President Declares Disaster for Massachusetts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to supplement commonwealth, tribal and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm, snowstorm and flooding during the period of January 26-28, 2015.

The President's action makes federal funding available to commonwealth, tribal and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by a severe winter storm, snowstorm and flooding in Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, and Worcester counties.

In addition, federal funding is available on a cost-sharing basis for snow assistance for a continuous 48 hour period during or proximate to the incident period in Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, and Worcester counties.

Federal funding is available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for all counties within the commonwealth.

Mark H. Landry has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Landry said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the commonwealth and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

Federal Aid Programs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Declaration

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Assistance for the Commonwealth and Affected Local and Tribal Governments Can Include as Required:

Payment of not less than 75 percent of the eligible costs for emergency protective measures taken to save lives and protect property and public health. Emergency protective measures assistance is available to state and eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis. (Source: FEMA funded, commonwealth administered.)

Payment of not less than 75 percent of the eligible costs for repairing or replacing damaged public facilities, such as roads, bridges, utilities, buildings, schools, recreational areas and similar publicly owned property, as well as certain private non-profit organizations engaged in community service activities. (Source: FEMA funded, commonwealth administered.)

Payment of not less than 75 percent for snow assistance, for a specific period of time during or proximate to the incident period. Snow Assistance may include snow removal, de-icing, salting, snow dumps, and sanding of roads. (Source: FEMA funded, commonwealth administered.)

Payment of not more than 75 percent of the approved costs for hazard mitigation projects undertaken by state and local governments to prevent or reduce long-term risk to life and property from natural or technological disasters. (Source: FEMA funded, commonwealth administered.)
How to Apply for Assistance:

Application procedures for state, tribal and local governments will be explained at a series of federal/commonwealth applicant briefings with locations to be announced in the affected area by recovery officials. Approved public repair projects are paid through the state from funding provided by FEMA and other participating federal agencies.

Keeping Things Safe

April 13, 2015 — Since the tragic events of 2013 this low flying chopper has been a familiar sight over the downtown area leading up to the Boston Marathon.

Family  Stuff

A Snappy Day

April 13, 2015 — Teresa & Lisa enjoy a hectic opening day at Snappy Dog



David Pete is Running this year's Boston Marathon to Raise Money
for The “Hopkinton Police Association” with a goal of $4,000

Throughout the year the Hopkinton Police Association sponsors events and gives donations to many groups and charities in the Town of Hopkinton.

Sponsored Events Include:


   - Special Olympics Athletes of Hopkinton Basketball Game              

   - Children’s Fishing Derby

   - Senior Citizen Holiday party

   - Annual Scholarship for a graduating High School Senior

Donations in any amount are greatly appreciated!

Please make Checks payable to "The Hopkinton Police Association"

and mail c/o David Pete 6 Hearthstone Road Hopkinton 01748


or Donate On-line :


Check out the "Hopkinton Strong" T-Shirts !


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2015 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from April 6, 2015 - April 13, 2015
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
70 Frankland Road SW Homes LLC $186,500 April 10, 2015 Talbert A. Pond, Frances I. Pond
12 Crispwater Way unit 191 Ravi S. Chamarty, Laxmikiran Komaragiri $499,085 April 8, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England
6 Cobblers Way Michael Braunstein, Elizabeth Crawford $1,570,000 April 7, 2015 Brian K. Gassett, Brian W. Cheever, Summit Realty Trust
75 West Elm Street Hanan Cohen, Naama Cohen $352,500 April 7, 2015 Mae Fannie, Federal National Mortgage Association
24 Holmes Road Andrew Connolly, Erin Connolly $350,000 April 10, 2015 Robert J. Slater, Patricia A. Slater
39 Glen Court unit 15 Thomas Sturiale, Diane M. Sturiale $590,000 April 10, 2015 Robert A. Regan, Elizabeth A. Regan
31 Woodland Road Matthew J. Probst, Kerilee G. Probst $781,000 April 10, 2015 24 Estes Street LLC
158 Parkerville Road Hang Zhao, Qiong Dai $8,500 April 8, 2015 John H. Pierce, Nilde A. Pierce
70 Hartford Avenue South Patricia D. Foley $310,000 April 10, 2015 HSBC Bank USA NA, Wells Fargo Bank NA
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Incident Log Updated April  13, 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.

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

30 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

2 Times the Police participated in Community Relations or passenger safety.

Incident Log

Sunday, April 12, 2015

9:24 pm A 911 caller reported that his mailbox was potentially damaged by a vehicle that drove off when he shined a light in their direction. Sgt. John Porter checked the area with a negative find on the vehicle or damage to other mailboxes.

3:31 pm A resident reported that a dirt bike was traveling at a high rate of speed up and down Pendulum Pass. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and spoke with a group of youths who had a dirt bike but denied being on it.

3:21 pm A Hearthstone Road resident reported that her mailbox had been spray painted and her home was egged. Officer Arthur Schofield responded to write a report.

3:19 pm A motorist reported that an erratic operator was all over the road with a child in the car on West Main Street. Officer Matthew McNeil checked the area with a negative find.

11:19 am A caller reported finding a 2 year-old child wandering around Hayden Rowe Street ans then brought the child back to their residence. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and stated that no one was home.

5:09 am Officer Peter Booth assisted with traffic as a gentleman painted the Marathon start line.

2:08 am A 911 caller from Oakhurst Road reported hearing a loud banging/crash noise from their downstairs. Two officers checked the residence and advised that it was secure.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

6:13 pm A motorist reported that a vehicle was parked the wrong way on Hayden Rowe Street potentially causing a traffic hazard. Officer Arthur Schofield spoke with the owner who moved the vehicle into the driveway.

3:43 pm A resident reported that two youths were riding dirt bikes up and down Pendulum Pass at a high rate of speed. Sgt. John Porter checked the area with a negative find.

12:08 pm A 911 caller reported a physical altercation in a Main Street parking lot. Two officers responded and wrote a report.

8:45 am Two officers spoke with a walk-in regarding a past motor vehicle accident.

Friday, April 10, 2015

6:25 pm Officer Philip Powers spoke with a resident of Greystone Lane regarding identity theft.

5:58 pm Officer Philip Powers issued a motor vehicle a parking ticket on Hayden Rowe Street.

4:30 pm A caller reported seeing the operator of a motor vehicle drink alcohol while driving on West Main Street. Officer Matthew McNeil checked the area but could not locate the vehicle.

3:03 pm Officer John Corridan spoke with an individual regarding theft.

2:09 pm A walk-in reported that her sister attempted to open a bank account in her name.

12:53 pm Sgt. Joseph Bennett spoke with a walk-in who reported that someone filed a tax return under his name.

11:10 am Detective Gregg DeBoer investigated an attempted breaking and entering on Frankland Road.

9:32 am A walk-in spoke with Sgt. Joseph Bennett regarding an IRS tax return fraud.

7:20 am A caller from Mayhew Street reported that their 18 year-old client, who had downs syndrome, was missing and last seen at approximately 6:40 pm. Four officers responded and advised that he was located inside the facility.

Start of Something New


April 13, 2015—A large swath has been cut into Legacy Farms North in preparation for the Legacy North Road off of Frankland Road. On the horizon, a machine sits atop an area of land that was built up and retained decades ago for the use of Weston Nurseries wholesale business. A schematic of part of the pathway for the road is below.

Personal Services 

Family  Stuff

State Police Air Wing and Numerous State and Local Assets Locate Missing Scouts


April  12, 2015—Yesterday at approximately 5:15 p.m., State Police Communications forwarded a cellular caller to the Cheshire Barracks who advised that he was hiking with a group of Boy Scouts and that two of the Scouts had become separated from the group in the Pittsfield State Forrest.  The scouts were equipped with food, tents and sleeping bags.  Troopers from the Cheshire Barracks responded to the area, along with State Police K-9, Air Wing and a field patrol supervisor.  A reverse 911 call was sent to local residents to advise them to be on the lookout for the scouts. 


The New York State Police were also notified, as the State Forrest borders New York.  Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Massachusetts Environmental Police, Department of Conservation and Recreation, Berkshire County Sheriffs Department, Berkshire Mountain Search and Rescue, Dalton Fire Department, Lanesboro Fire Department, and County Ambulance Service.  Many of these assisting agencies provided various types of off-road vehicles to assist with the search, in addition to personnel. 


Troopers paired up with these responders and began tracking two sets of footprints believed to be that of the missing scouts.  At approximately 8:25 p.m., the State Police Air Wing advised they had located two parties, South of Barry Pond and that they were waving at the aircraft. 


Approximately fifteen minutes later, a trooper rescuer on ATV made contact with the scouts, who were found to have erected a tent and started a fire.  The two uninjured scouts were assisted from the State Forrest and reunited their group.  All assets were clear from the scene by 9:30 p.m.  As they are juveniles, the names of the scouts are not anticipated to be released.  No charges are anticipated to be filed, and as such, the name of the caller is not anticipated to be released. Mass State Police  Air Wing video below:




A long time Hopkinton resident, Harold Boudreau of "A" Street passed away recently at the age of 94. He worked for many years at the post office and was well known for his kindness, humor and friendship to many and stories of Hopkinton long ago.

He will be missed by his neighbors and many friends.  ~ Ed Thompson, neighbor and friend.


Back in Bloods

April 11, 2015 — This merganser, also in a side view in the inset, has come back to Bloods Pond, a little late, and all alone from the looks of things.


Health and Fitness
Hopkinton Train Station

April 11, 2015 — The recycling moved from Colella's to Ye Olde Hopkinton Train Depot on West main Street on Golden Pond today. Everyone was at rest, we were told, due to a lull in the usually busy activity.

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