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It's a CVS!
Colella's former space to be leased to CVS

June 3, 2015 —Space for the former Colella's Supermarket has been leased by the new owners, Crosspoint Associates, a real estate development company, to CVS, a rumor confirmed by the Planning Department this morning.


The property, which was sold for $3.3 million in March of this year, will house a liquor store on the northwestern corner of the building, and the remainder will be leased by CVS [Consumer Value Stores], which offers drugs, household items, cards, gifts and photo products.


According to Cobie Wallace of the Planning Department, Crosspoint has submitted a fit-out plan, which means they will be using the existing floor space, and not expanding the exterior walls. There will not be a drive-thru, she said. Not yet, she added.


 More on this story in a bit.


June 2, 2015—Scouts, from left, Rachel Cronin, Margaret Burke, Mady Eori, Daron Arakelian and Sean Kelly stand with Selectman John Mosher, Vice-Chair John Coutinho, Chairman Ben Palleiko and Selectman Todd Cestari last night after receiving their congratulatory proclamations and explaining to the board how each achieved, Eagle Scout for the boys, and Gold Award for the girls. It was the first time in 7 years that a girl had achieved the award, said one leader.

          Rachel Cronin earned her award by creating a recreation area at West Hill Dam for young children that would be away from the water so that parents would be less anxious when visiting the play area.

          Margaret created a wellness program for youngsters at the Hopkins School that emphasized healthy eating, exercise, good mental health and education. She said she impressed upon the children that "Fitness can be fun."

          Mady Eori practiced her wildlife conservation by helping create signage educating people of the plight of sea turtles who go into "cold shock" and coordinating with Mass Audubon, which usually receives 100 turtles rescued in the season. They told her that this year the number was 1,200.

           Daron Arakelian, whose father is a 30-year veteran of the Air Force, reached out to the local veterans' agent to see how he could help. Daron mapped out the locations of all the veterans in the cemeteries in Hopkinton. Daron will be attending the Air Force Academy.

           Sean Kelly constructed a stone fire pit at St. John the Evangelist Church with the help of a local artisan, as well as fellow scouts. When Selectman Todd Cestari asked how he got the scouts to help, he answered with one word.


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Hopkinton Education Foundation Announces 2015-2016 Grant Awards
 Foundation to Fund Grants Valued at More than $31,500


HOPKINTON, MA, June 2, 2015 – The Hopkinton Education Foundation recently announced details of the grants the organization will make for 2015-2016.  Four grants, totaling $31,565, were awarded to Hopkinton educators across two schools.


“We received 10 grant applications this year with many appealing ideas.  We are very excited to fund four grants that we felt best represented our mission of advancing innovation in education,” said Alexis Miller, Grants Committee Chair for the Foundation. “We are excited to be working with all the recipients this year and look forward to seeing how these grants impact the student population this year and beyond.”


The grants made for the 2015-2016 school year are:


‘Integrating the Maker Mindset’:  This $3,590 grant to Stephanie Doty, Hopkins’ Technology Integration teacher, will transform the current technology and library curriculum for all 5th graders using self-directed, inquiry based learning through hands-on approaches to problem solving.   The lessons will culminate with groups creating a public service announcement video. 


‘Enhancing the Digital Art Curriculum through Interactive Experience at the High School’:  This $3,775 grant to the Visual Art Subject Matter Leader, Colleen Gianino will provide students with a new way to exhibit, publish, display, critique and experience their digital works of art within a digital gallery in a public space.


‘Maker Magic: Create, Discover & Learn at the HHS MakerSpace’: (EMC Grant for Mathematics & Science):  At the forefront of education, through this grant a makerspace will be created.  A makerspace is defined as a destination for thinking, learning, doing, creating, producing and sharing; a flexible space that will allow students to take advantage of different learning styles.  The makerspace environment will invite student curiosity, foster student driven, student-based learning and encourage collaboration and innovation utilizing a variety of tools housed in a portable storage unit.  This $7,000 grant was made to the High School Library Media Specialist, Kirsten Fournier.

‘The Innovation Lab funded by the Hopkinton Education Foundation: Creating Learning Spaces for HHS Students’: (Stephen Gray Innovation Grant): This $17,200 grant is made to the High School Technology Integration Coordinator, Colleen Worrell.   Through the grant, an inspiring learning space will serve two main purposes; a formal space where classrooms can be brought in by their teachers and an informal learning common for students taking online or hybrid courses.  The hope is to use this classroom design as an incubator for a more innovative and collaborative approach to classroom design through the Hopkinton School system.   


About the Hopkinton Education Foundation

The Hopkinton Education Foundation provides funding, ideas and professional development to help Hopkinton educators deliver innovative educational experiences that inspire students to strive for excellence and become lifelong learners.  Since its inception in 1992, the Foundation has awarded 300 grants valued at over $1 million.  For further information, visit www.hopkintoneducationfoundation.org , or the Foundation’s Facebook page. ~ Contributed

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$11,000 Raised at Hopkinton Public Library Foundation’s Fourth

Annual Touch-A-Truck and Food Truck Festival


June 2, 2015—The weather did not put a damper on attendance at last weekend’s fun filled fundraiser!  Well over 1000 children and their families braved the rain to attend Hopkinton Public Library Foundation’s Fourth Annual Touch-A-Truck and Food Truck Festival on Sunday, May 31, 2015.  The event, held at Hopkinton High School, raised $11,000 for the restoration, renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library.  Children climbed in the driver’s seats and honked the horns of over 50 trucks, cars, construction, military, emergency and other vehicles.  Families enjoyed tasty treats from local food trucks.  Many took a ride on the Roaming Railroad, got their faces painted, made a craft with the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, and visited with Queen Elsa.


Touch-A-Truck was generously sponsored by many local businesses and more who added to the festivities as vendors.


Hopkinton Public Library Foundation wishes to thank all the local businesses who made Touch-A-Truck a huge success by donating their time and trucks, as well as the incredible number of families who attended Touch-A-Truck.  Special thanks to the numerous Hopkinton High School students and others who volunteered at the event.  For more pictures from the event and a list of all the participating trucks, please visit the HPLF website at www.HPLFinc.org and the HPLF Facebook page: www.facebook.com/HPLFpage  ~ Contributed

Health and Fitness

Occupied State Police Cruiser Struck in Easton


June2, 2015—Last night  at 9 p.m., a marked State Police cruiser was rear-ended on Route 138 northbound in Easton. The initial investigation indicates the cruiser was stopped at a traffic light when it was struck from behind by a 2008 Pontiac G6. The trooper operating the cruiser was injured during the collision and was transported to Boston Medical Center by Easton EMS.


The operator of the Pontiac, 26-year-old LUKE E. ANDERSON of Brockton, was arrested by the Easton Police Department at the scene. Charges filed against ANDERSON include:


  1. Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol

  2. Operating to Endanger


Assisting at the scene were troopers from SP Middleboro, the Troop D Community Action Team, Easton Police Department, Stonehill College Police Department, and the Easton Fire Department.  ~ Contributed

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Weather Alerts

June 1, 2015—A rapid fall in temperatures accompanied some torrential rains in the area that spawned flash-flooding alerts on people's phones yesterday. Above, fast moving fog crosses Ice House Pond yesterday afternoon.

Yellow Brick Road?

    June 1, 2015 — It may not be a yellow brick road, but instead a pathway to Golden Years and the 180 age-restricted units approved for Legacy Farms at Town Meeting and planned for the area near Wilson Street and Rafferty Road. Above, Legacy Farms Road North is getting prepared for a rough coat of asphalt.


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2015 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from May 27, 2015 - June 1, 2015
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
8 Turnbridge Lane unit 19D Ann Marie Harrington-Hagenow $255,000 June 1, 2015 Jennifer J. Angell
46 Wedgewood Drive Christopher D. Melton, Lauren J. Melton $820,000 May 29, 2015 Roy E. Clark, Loretta L. Clark
15 Elizabeth Road Josiah P. Craver, Cynthia A. Craver $685,000 May 29, 2015 Ann Marie Coutinho Moore, Barbara Coutinho Williams,
Frances Coutinho, John Coutinho, Paul Coutinho
14 Sanctuary Lane unit 27 David T. Gouin, Virginia D. Gouin $385,000 May 29, 2015 Stephen P. Sanford, Jill J. Sanford
73 Front Street Brendan Murray, Leigh Murray $699,900 May 29, 2015 Theodore J. Will, Suzanne Will
32 Glen Road Stephen R. Langlois, Gayla E. Langlois $740,000 May 29, 2015 Charles P. Holden, May E. Holden
14 Highcroft Way unit 14 Jennifer A. Spitz, Andreas F. Kristen $368,500 May 29, 2015 Leonard Digiovanni
42 Ash Street Dependable Home Solutions LLC $178,900 May 29, 2015 Deborah Hilditch, Harrington 42 Realty Trust
19 Walcott Valley Drive unit 22 Tara Brown $162,750 May 28, 2015 John J. Finn, Ruth Yeslow Estate
27 East Bluff Road unit D Fredda Hamilton $260,000 June 1, 2015 Karen Sklut
435 American Boulevard unit 65A Buyer $372,100 June 1, 2015 Louisiana Purchase Realty LLC
29 Prospect Street Mark S. Shahood Jr., Mark S. Shahood $233,000 June 1, 2015 Thomas J. McCarrick, Katherine Patino,
Teresa A. McCarrick
83 Braeburn Lane Joan P. Lagan, Matthew T. Lagan,
Joan P. Lagan Trust
$445,000 June 1, 2015 Donald W. Adams, Nancy L. Adams, Adams Realty Trust
227 Leland Farm Road unit B-52 Katherine A. Hall $240,000 May 29, 2015 Constance A. Fitzgerald
63-65 Cherry Street Edward B. Dervishian, Narine Dervishian $520,000 May 29, 2015 Daniel E. Rogers
112 Meeting House Path unit B Jonathan L. Star, Cyvia A. Star $245,000 May 29, 2015 Dmitry Luchinin, Anna Luchinin
12 Lorraine Drive Yevgeny Varshaver, Marina Varshaver $620,000 May 29, 2015 Steven M. Pomerantz, Debra L. Pomerantz
37 Strobus Lane Geraldo L. Desouza $270,000 May 29, 2015 Kenneth Krager, Carl T. Krager
215 Cedar Street Adam Fitzgerald, Kathleen Reynolds $512,000 May 29, 2015 Gregory Boyce, Vanessa Boyce
21 Boulder Hill Lane Barney T. Levitt, Thomas J. Wilhelm $415,000 May 29, 2015 Michael J. McCammon, Lisa A. McCammon
5 Irene Circle Chris Unglaub, Amanda Unglaub $525,000 May 28, 2015 Niall Kenneally, Kathleen E. Kenneally
47 Long Hill Road Sunil Pawar, Sayali Pote $385,000 May 27, 2015 Kevin Dinsdale, Michelle Dinsdale
132 Marlboro Road Robert J. Lorenson Jr., Kacey D. R. Lorenson $805,000 May 29, 2015 Brenda A. Greene, Jamison T. Greene
34 Gilmore Road Graciela I. Ellsworth $416,500 May 29, 2015 Martin Thuo, Jane Thuo
4 Fairview Drive Warner M. Smith, Anastasia Smith $380,000 May 29, 2015 Robert J. Farrell, Aimee J. Farrell
49 South Street Matthew Mead, Jessica L. Mead $415,000 May 29, 2015 Thomas J. Giblin III
8 Farm Street Davila Frechette $130,000 May 29, 2015 Fannie Mae, Federal National Mortgage Association,
Harmon Law Offices PC
12 Fieldstone Drive unit 12 Christine M. Leavitt $268,000 May 28, 2015 Americo J. Binaco, Patricia J. Binaco


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Incident Logs Updated today, June 1, 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.

35 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

5 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

3 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

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

Arrest Log

Incident Log

Sunday, May 31, 2015

7:24 pm A caller stated that her ex may be intoxicated and driving back to Hopkinton. Officer Arthur Schofield checked the area and the residence but could not locate the vehicle.

6:28 pm Two officers responded to Route 495 to assist the State Police with an erratic operator stop.

4:34 pm Officer Arthur Schofield stopped a motor vehicle on Main Street and subsequently arrested a 40 year-old male from Holliston and charged him with OUI Liquor and Speeding in Violation of Special Regulation.

3:05 pm A caller reported that a man was taking pictures of houses in the neighborhood on First Road. Officer Arthur Schofield checked the area with a negative find.

10:09 am A resident reported being harassed by text messages which began a year ago, then stopped after being reported to the police but have now started again.

9:17 am A walk-in reported that a very large turtle was making its way from a parking lot into West Main Street and was concerned it would cause a traffic hazard. Officer William Burchard checked the area and determined that it was far from the roadway and should not be an issue.

8:25 am A 911 caller reported that a white box truck was swerving onto the wrong side of the roadway on Wood Street. Two officers spoke with the operator who stated having an issue with a rear tire.

12:03 am Officer Peter Booth stopped a motor vehicle on West Main Street and subsequently arrested a 27 year-old male from Hopkinton and charged him with OUI Liquor, Motor Vehicle Lights Violation and Registration Not in Possession.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

7:13 pm A Woodview Way resident reported that an adult female, with three young children, was outside of an apartment door trying to antagonize dogs that were inside. Two officers responded and advised that everything checked out okay.

6:17 pm Multiple callers reported construction on Spring Street in violation of the town's by-law. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and advised the landscape crew.

4:45 pm Officer John Moran issued a motor vehicle a citation for parking in a handicapped spot on Woodview Way.

1:34 pm A resident of Ash Street reported coming back from vacation to find a big wheel rim in her driveway. Officer William Burchard responded and advised that it was not a rim, just a piece of tire on the side of the road.

11:36 am Officer William Burchard spoke with a walk-in regarding stolen property.

10:25 am A walk-in spoke with Officer Matthew McNeil regarding fraudulent activity.

9:58 am A pedestrian reported that while crossing a crosswalk on Main Street a delivery truck sped around stopped traffic and almost hit them. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and spoke with the operator.

9:10 am A walk-in reported that they have been receiving mail addressed to a company that they were not familiar with for the past six months.

1:04 am The Holliston Police Department reported that an intoxicated operator was traveling on Route 135. Officer Aaron O'Neil located the vehicle on Wood Street with just a passenger inside who stated that they were having family trouble and the owner of the vehicle got placed into Protective Custody in Ashland.

12:01 am Officer Peter Booth stopped a motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street and subsequently arrested a 62 year-old male from Hopkinton and charged him with OUI Liquor, 2nd Offense, Marked Lanes Violation and Speeding in Violation of Special Regulation.

Friday, May 29, 2015

9:32 pm Sgt. John Porter responded to West Main Street to assist the State Police with a motor vehicle stop.

8:05 pm The State Police requested an officer by Route 495 for a short pursuit of a slow moving erratic operator. Sgt. John Porter responded to assist.

8:09 pm An East Main Street resident reported that the father of her child threatened to not return their child after his visit. Although he did return their child this time she was concerned he may not next time.

7:24 am Officer Matthew McNeil spoke with a construction crew regarding the operation of unregistered trucks on Frankland Road.

12:16 am Sgt. Timothy Brennan advised that while in route to a call he struck a deer on Southville Street.

12:03 am A 911 caller reported that a suspicious motor vehicle on Cedar Street Extension had its hazard lights on but no one seemed to be around it. Two officers checked the area with a negative find.

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State Police Add Two to Most Wanted List
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June 1, 2015—The Massachusetts State Police have added two men to their Most Wanted Fugitives list, one suspected in separate stabbing and shooting incidents on Cape Cod and the other wanted for beating a baby in Belchertown. The State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section is assisting local police in searching for both suspects, whose wanted posters are included with this release.

WILLIAM L. BENTON, 22 (D.O.B. 11/10/92), who fled after skipping a scheduled court date, is wanted on five arrest warrants in Barnstable County. He is suspected of stabbing another man during an argument at a Yarmouth home on April 18 of this year, inflicting life-threatening injuries that the victim survived following emergency surgery. BENTON ran away from the stabbing scene but was later charged by Yarmouth Police with attempted murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Additionally, BENTON is suspected of firing a gun at a different man during an argument at Keyes Memorial Beach in Hyannis on May 10, 2014. The man who was shot at was accompanied by his child at the time that BENTON opened fire. No one was injured; Barnstable Police arrested BENTON a short time later on firearms and assault charges.

BENTON is wanted on three additional warrants, two of them for assaults. He is known to have access to firearms, knives and other weapons and is considered armed and dangerous. He is white, 5’7″ tall and approximately 145 lbs., with black hair, brown eyes, a scar on his left cheek, and several tattoos: the Grim Reaper on his back and images of a flower, frog and flag on his left forearm.

BENTON, who was living in Mashpee at the time of his crimes, has ties throughout the Cape, including that town as well as Yarmouth, Hyannis, and Falmouth.

KEITH A. TRUEHART, 30 (D.O.B. 5/18/85), is being sought on two arrest warrants, one of them for assault and battery on a child causing substantial injury. On Nov. 15, 2014, Belchertown Police responded to a call for a 9-month-old baby supposedly injured in a fall. Upon arrival officers observed significant bruising on the child’s forehead and around both eyes — injuries that were inconsistent with a fall. The child was taken to a nearby trauma center, where medical personnel discovered the child also had suffered two previous rib fractures. Medical evidence indicated that the child’s new injuries were not accidental but had been inflicted by someone. Belchertown Police subsequently determined that TRUEHART had been alone with the child at the time that the injuries occurred, and that he later fled prior to response of police and paramedics.

TRUEHART is also wanted by Amherst Police on charges of assault and battery and malicious destruction of property.

TRUEHART, who was living in Belchertown at the time of the assault on the baby, has ties to that town, as well as to Amherst and Holyoke. He is white, 5’11”, 185 lbs., with brown hair, green eyes, and scars near his left eye and on his upper right arm. He has several tattoos: the word “Tina” on his right forearm; the word “Blazed” on his left forearm; an image of a dragon and sword on his shoulder; barbed wire on his right shoulder; and the letters “DLS” on his abdomen.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of WILLIAM L. BENTON or KEITH A. TRUEHART is urged to call the Massachusetts State Police Violence Fugitive Apprehension Section at 1-800-KAPTURE (1-800-527-8873).

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Autism Training

May 31, 2015—Members of the Hopkinton Police Department underwent an Autism Training for Law Enforcement Officers on Tuesday, May 26th at the Hopkinton Police Department. The training was facilitated by Sgt. Ryan Roettger of the Southbridge Police Dept. Sgt. Roettger has a child with Rett's Syndrome and is an instructor for ALEC (Autism & Law Enforcement Education Coalition).

The training provided first responders with an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), growth rates, theories, common characteristics, effective communication methods, behavioral symptoms, sensory issues, and some practical skills on how to effectively interact and respond to an emergency involving a person with ASD.

Also in attendance to join in collaboration with the police, were Mrs. Lauren Dubeau (Center School Principal), Mr. David Ljungberg (Elmwood School Principal), Mrs. Joanne Lipocky (Elmwood Administrative Assistant), Mrs. Marissa Keller (Gr. 4 and Gr. 5 Learning Specialist), and Mrs. Ann Benbenek (Middle School Assistant Principal.)

The idea of getting the HPD officers trained was brought about by the Hopkinton Autism & Special Needs Parent Connection. For more info, email hopkintonparentconnection@yahoo.com ~ Contributed by Andrea Chesmore

Health and Fitness

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn and Massachusetts State Police Seek Public’s Help


May 30, 2015—Fall River Police, Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to this office and Homicide Unit Prosecutors are actively investigating a homicide, which occurred in the City of Fall River this afternoon.


Police received a 911 call regarding a man stabbed outside of 477 Third Street, shortly after 3 p.m. today. Upon arrival at the scene, first responders located the 53-year-old male victim lying outside of 477 Third Street, suffering from apparent stab wounds. The victim, who is not being identified at this time, was rushed to St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River where he succumbed to his injuries and died. The State Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy.


Police are seeking the public’s help in locating 37-year-old Adrienne A. Brown, who is wanted in connection with the homicide. Ms. Brown, whose photo is attached, was last seen fleeing the scene of the homicide in a gold Honda four-door sedan. The vehicle has Massachusetts license plate number 3HM-343.


Ms. Brown resides at 477 Third Street with her daughter, 19-year-old Quaneja Dkayla Groce-Brown. Police are seeking to locate and speak with Ms. Groce-Brown (photo also attached).


If anyone sees either of these two women, knows there whereabouts, or observes the gold four-door Honda sedan, they are urged to call 911, contact Fall River Police at 508-676-8511 or call Massachusetts State Police 508-993-2016.
Gregg Miliote


Hopkinton Varsity Softball Wins Tri-Valley Title Again!
Finishing a record 18-0!


Trooper Copponi Delivers Baby Boy on Massachusetts Turnpike


May 30, 2015—This evening at approximately 7:53 p.m., a call was received from a 32-year-old Fitchburg woman who had just pulled over on the Massachusetts Turnpike, Interstate 90 Eastbound in Framingham near the 114 mile marker. The woman was reporting that she was in labor.


State Police Weston Barracks dispatched Troopers Paul Copponi, Daniel Mahoney, and Framingham Fire/EMS Department to the scene. When Trooper Copponi arrived, he found the woman in the driver’s seat, car still in drive, as the woman was breathing heavily. Trooper Copponi also observed three other children in the vehicle. Trooper Copponi reached in and placed the vehicle in park, as the woman stated, “Help me.”


Trooper Copponi spoke to the woman and calmed her, reassuring her that she was safe and EMS was on the way. At this point, the baby began to crown. Trooper Copponi continued to reassure the woman, as he cradled the baby’s head. Trooper Daniel Mahoney arrived and took care of the three young children passengers.


While Trooper Copponi supported the baby as it was being delivered, Framingham Fire/EMS arrived on the scene. The newborn baby boy was born moments later. A member of Framingham EMS cut the umbilical cord and quickly boarded the baby into the ambulance. The other EMS personnel secured the new mother and also boarded her into the ambulance. Trooper Daniel Mahoney along with the other Fire/EMS personnel put the three other children in the ambulance to be transported with the mother and baby.


They were all transported to Metro West Framingham Hospital.


Excellent work by all involved.

Choose One Style or Another
Mouse-over image for blur

May 30, 2015—The main image above was photographed with the shutter speed of 1/25 of a second, which allowed the iris to be stopped down to f 32, which allows for a long depth of field. Mouse-over the image for a blurred image taken afterward with a shutter speed of 1/4000 of a second, and a wide aperture of f 6.3. Keep in mind, a smaller numbered aperture — which is actually the larger lens opening, provides the most shallow depth of field and the larger f-number provides the smallest lens opening and the longer depth of field.

           The longer depth of field allows for a crisper, more accurate view of everything the camera sees. However, a shallow depth of field isolates the subject in the focused upon, giving it greater importance in the image. 


The Shadow Knows

May 30, 2015 — This bird is not carrying the most respectably-sized worm, but its shadow appears to be carrying a much larger worm in this untouched photo at the Legacy Farms irrigation pond today.

Family  Stuff


Flies With That?

May 30, 2015—This handsome 4-winged fellow hovered every few seconds to pose for a photo on South Mill Street this afternoon, as he appeared to be hunting nearby flies that had been attracted to some carrion on the roadway. The photo was taken in flight. The shutter speed was 1/1600 of a second.

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Happy Anniversary

May 30, 2015—Reenactment  in Epping, New Hampshire today of the Battle of Bunker Hill (240th Anniversary). British Troops approaching the Fortifications set up by the Colonials, which the British ultimately capture after three attempts against the unprofessional militia, but suffer 200 deaths and 800 wounded in doing so.

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 Woods, Frank J., age 99 


Woods, Frank J., age 99, of S. Pasadena, FL, formerly of Hopkinton, passed away March 3, 2015.  He was predeceased by his wife Frieda (Mieras) Woods of Hopkinton, MA  the mother of his 4 daughters, Linda Garrity (Ken), Gale Lee  Woods of Milford, NH, Carol Woods of Waltham, MA and Janet Boyajian of Providence, RI.  Born in Boston, MA, Frank was predeceased by his parents Frank Woods, Sr. and Helen (Regan) Woods and by 5 sisters.


Frank is survived by his wife Marilyn (Gibbs) Woods of S. Pasadena, FL, his brother Joseph Woods (Ginny) of Liberty, NY,  4 daughters, 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.


Frank served in the US navy in the Pacific theater during WWII.  Following the war, he developed a career in manufacturing. He retired in his 80's as a vice president and member of the board of directors at NYPRO, Inc. in Clinton, MA. 


Visiting hours will be held Saturday, June 6 at 10:00 am at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church St., Hopkinton, MA with a memorial service at 11:00 am.


Reason to Celebrate

Former Hopkinton High School softball standout Michelle Cooprider celebrates having won a third consecutive Division 3 national championship with the Tufts University softball team last Monday, May 25, in Salem, VA. In addition to becoming the first Division 3 softball team to ever win three consecutive national championships, Tufts was also the first Division 3 softball team to have an undefeated season (51-0). During her four years at Tufts, the team went 185-14. Michelle finished this season second on the team in batting (.417) and first on the team in hits (68) and runs scored (55).



Liberty Mutual Area Water Flow Tests


Please be advised that Liberty Mutual will be conducting a required fire flow test on Saturday May 30th . You may notice some discoloration in the water following the test. Please check your water before using it and you may need to flush your line to clear your pipes. Eric Carty, Water/Sewer Manager

A Call to Order


May 29, 2015—Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian (standing) signals the start of Harvard University’s Commencement Exercises on Thursday, May 28, 2015, as former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (second from left) and others on the dais look on.

In keeping with tradition, Sheriff Koutoujian opened the Commencement declaring, “This meeting will be in order.”

~ Contributed content

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Incident Logs Updated today, May 29, 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.

7 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

Incident Log

Thursday, May 28, 2015

7:09 pm Several callers reported a noise complaint of heavy equipment being operated after hours. Officer Aaron O'Neil spoke with the crew and shut them down for the night.

4:07 pm A motorist reported that a black minivan passed a bus with it's stop sign out about fifteen minutes ago on Grove Street.

3:32 pm The Upton Police Department reported an erratic operator approaching Hopkinton on School Street. Officer John Corridan responded but was unable to locate the vehicle.

2:07 pm A walk-in turned in money that he found at a West Main Street gas station.

12:54 pm A resident of Morse Lane reported that her ex-husband would not leave the house that they were selling and she had paperwork from the court stating that he must. Two officers responded and advised that he was on his way.

12:34 pm Officer Gregg DeBoer spoke with the operator of a suspicious gray vehicle on Spring Street who was a hired painter.

1:57 am A caller reported hearing a vehicle screech its brakes on Alexander Road. Two officers checked the area but the vehicle was gone upon their arrival.

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The Greatest Show on...

May 29, 2015 — These young Hopkinton people took advantage of the beautiful spring day today to practice their muscular, balance and coordination skills on Hopkinton Common with slacklining and hula-hoops. From left, Cameron Field, Michael Casasanta and Emily Warren.

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When in Doubt...

May 29, 2015—Officer Arthur Schofield speaks with the driver of a vehicle on Ash Street with Texas plates regarding his registration status after stopping his vehicle for a moving violation.


Roof Problems... Again!

May 29, 2015—PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT Town Hall To all Residents and Visitors: Please note that caution tape will be installed in front of Town Hall to cordon off an area as a precautionary public safety measure. A piece of slate roof tile was found to have dislodged or broke this week and came down between the building and the landscaped area. As a precaution, the Town will cordon off an area in front of Town Hall for the time being. Since the Town Hall Slate Roof Replacement Project was completed in October 2014 there have been no issues with slate tiles coming off the roof until the one tile was found this week. Nevertheless, the Town is taking all precautions in this matter until an inspection can be scheduled and completed. There are no concerns with using the entrances to Town Hall. This area will be cordoned off until the inspection is completed and a repair can be made. Hopefully both will be completed within a week. Sincerely, David T. Daltorio, P.E. Town Engineer



May 29, 2015—The male freshwater fish above is either trying to entice a female to deposit her eggs in his beautiful, round nest, or is fanning the fertilized eggs to aerate them. The male builds the nest to be attractive to a female, she deposits her eggs, he fertilizes them, and then guards them for the duration, eating some of the eggs himself for sustenance, because he will not leave the nest, according to Perdue News.  The photo was taken at dusk yesterday at New England Laborer's Training Center.

Star Power

May 29, 2015 — Invited guests Heidi and Tedy Bruschi, retired New England Patriot, above flanking Hopkinton Marathon Committee Chair Dorothy Ferriter-Wallace, stopped by the sold-out Post-Marathon party last night to help celebrate the successful running of the 119th BAA Boston Marathon. Mr. Bruschi retired from football in 2009 after suffering a stroke 2005 and returning to play several successful seasons following a period of rehabilitation. Following his recovery, Mr. Bruschi formed Tedy's  Team, a charitable group that runs the Boston Marathon to raise money for the American Stroke Association. Ms. Ferriter-Wallace said the team, which also funs the Falmouth Road Race, has collected $5 million in charitable donations so far. She said that Mr. Bruschi appears during the fourth wave of the Boston Marathon when the charitable runners abound.


Fire Chief Ken Clark to Retire

May 29, 2015—Above, Hopkinton Marathon Committee Chair Dorothy Ferriter-Wallace wishes Chief Ken Clark well after she announced to the group attending the Post-Marathon party that Chief Clark will retire on January 1, 2016. State Representative Carolyn Dykema was on hand to present Chief Clark with a proclamation from the State House.

         Below, one hour earlier, Chief Clark watches a storm approach on satellite radar at the mobile command center on Granite Street, while he manages fire fighting efforts against a two-acre brush fire in the woods near Echo Lake. The Highway Department was activated to remove some large obstructions blocking an access fire road. The lake is the property of the Milford Water Company and as such, the area around it has prohibitions on usage and access.

         Chief Clark said that although the fire was only a couple of acres in area, the ground had not burned for a long time, and so it was like a fuel, like peat, that ran several inches deep.

         When asked, because of the large amount of fires in that area, if he thought there might be a (fire) bug operating in the area, he replied that it would be difficult to believe they all started naturally.

          Hopkinton, Ashland and Milford fire departments sent resources.

Personal Services 

Heather's Ride 2015


For the last five years family, friends and total strangers have gathered in Meredith New Hampshire for the Annual Heather Lynne Siebert Memorial Ride. On July 11, 2015, it will be no different. So join our family of friends and neighbors for the 6th Annual Heather Lynne Siebert Memorial Ride.

Heather’s Ride has focused its efforts to raise money for the patients and families who are affected by lengthy hospital stays. Paying for most any necessity that insurance will not. When parents stay with their children, they are able to advocate for their care, and help them recover faster. But it is expensive. Lost wages, fuel, food and lodging are just a sample of the costs associated with these lengthy hospital stays. This is where we come in!!!!!!
Our annual donation to the Heather Siebert Patient Support Fund at Boston Children’s Hospital makes it happen!!!

So join us, Friends 4 Eva, for the 6th annual Heather Lynne Siebert Memorial Ride. The ride will kick off from Laconia Harley Davidson in Meredith New Hampshire on July 11th. Registration will begin at 7:30 am and kick stands up at 9:00 am sharp.

Your donation of $35.00 per person includes coffee and doughnuts before we leave, another great ride through New Hampshire, live music by The Tim and Dave Show and free burgers and dogs. Plus tons of great prizes.
So check us out at www.friends4eva.org   and like us on FaceBook at The Heather Lynne Siebert Memorial Ride. (File photo)

Health and Fitness

Please be advised that due to a brush fire in the Echo Lake area and utilization of a fire hydrant at Cornell's on Hayden Rowe, you man notice some discoloration in your water.
Eric Carty, Water/Sewer Manager
Applications Sought for Parks Improvement Program
DCR Opens Application Process for Partnerships Matching Funds Program

  BOSTON – Thursday, May 28, 2015- The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is now seeking applications for the first phase of the fiscal year 2016 Partnerships Matching Funds Program from friends groups and other park advocacy groups, civic and community organizations, institutions, businesses, municipal governments, and dedicated individuals with an interest in improving the Commonwealth's natural, cultural, and recreational resources.

Through the program, DCR will allocate $1.25 million in matching funds to finance capital projects at the agency's parks, beaches, and other facilities. Past projects include: the design and construction of a new playground; repairs to historic buildings; trail and path enhancements; and landscape improvements.

“The Partnerships Matching Funds Program is a great example of how DCR works together with residents and stakeholder organizations to improve our public resources,” said DCR Commissioner Carol Sanchez. “We are proud to continue to build upon the success of the Partnership Matching Funds Program, which has been responsible for a combined investment by the Commonwealth and public and private partners in trails, green spaces, historic structures, and water resources of more than $10 million since 2004."

Applications for DCR’s matching funds program must provide a match of non-state funds for capital projects at the agency's parks, beaches, and facilities to be considered. Also, projects that require more than one year to plan and complete will also be under consideration. Once approved, DCR will manage the implementation of the projects in close consultation with the partner(s) making contributions. The agency will match projects dollar for dollar and will also consider providing a two-to-one match in certain instances.

For more information on the program, and to receive an application, call (617) 626-4989, or send an e-mail to tom.reece@state.ma.us. Information and applications are also available at www.mass.gov/dcr  under the “Get Involved” tab, and then click on “Partnerships”.


Rollover on 495 NB Ties up Traffic


A tractor trailer dump truck carrying sand overturned just north of the Hopkinton Fruit Street overpass this morning prior to the rush, tying up traffic for several hours as crews removed sand and spilled diesel fuel from the roadway.

According to Trooper Dustin Fitch, the cleanup is over and the roadway has been fully reopened.


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