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Hopkinton Drug Fights Back

Owner Dennis Katz answers MWDN Editorial


To the Editor [Of MetroWest Daily News]:

Your editorial regarding CVS presumes that CVS competes fairly. In fact, CVS does not do so. CVS has unlawfully colluded with its affiliate Caremark, a pharmacy benefit manager that represents about 30% of all prescription insurance plans nationwide to pressure and coerce independent pharmacies such as Hopkinton Drug. Caremark attempted to terminate Hopkinton Drug from its network, which would have resulted in a loss of approximately 30% of our business, threatening to put Hopkinton Drug out of business. Hopkinton Drug was forced to file an action in U.S. District Court, and following an evidentiary hearing, Judge William Young issued a preliminary injunction in our favor to prevent the termination. Judge Young was so concerned about the collusive efforts of CVS and Caremark that he took it upon himself to submit a letter to the Federal Trade Commission about CVS/Caremark's behavior. Caremark subsequently filed a complaint against Hopkinton Drug with the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy, only to have the complaint dismissed, with one of the members of the Board of Pharmacy expressing concerns about Caremark's motivation in making the filing. All the while that Caremark is on a national attack against independents pharmacies, it has never taken action to terminate a CVS pharmacy from its network, notwithstanding that CVS pharmacies have been found to perpetrate egregious violations of state and federal laws and regulations. And continues to do so.

Furthermore, the editorial would lead you to believe that the "No CVS" movement in Hopkinton is just wild hoopla fueled by an incestuous relationship between Hopkinton Drug and the town’s leaders. The writer is attempting to influence readers to believe that this battle is for Hopkinton Drug. This is not a true representation of the collective fight against a CVS coming to Hopkinton. In fact, the thousands of “No CVS” supporters are real people of the community who do not want a big box store as the centerpiece of downtown Hopkinton and want to continue to revitalize the downtown with small businesses. Hopkinton Drug has never spoken to any town leaders about CVS, and we had no involvement in starting the "No CVS" movement. Hopkinton Drug welcomes open and fair competition. CVS and Caremark do not compete fairly.

As a small community, Hopkinton residents are concerned about becoming a part of the homogenization of America, where you can drive through almost any town and see the same big box stores over and over again threatening diversity and competition. There are more than 20 CVS pharmacies in a 4-10 mile radius of Hopkinton. Do we really need another?

We invite CVS and Crosspoint Associates to do the right thing and hear the will of the people.

Sincerely yours,

Dennis Katz, RPh
President, Hopkinton Drug


Dear Editor,
On behalf of the Sharon Timlin Memorial Event Committee, and the Hopkinton Running Club we would like to thank everyone that supported us at the 12th Annual Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K Race and Family Fun Day. The enthusiasm, generosity and spirit of the day were amazing. The town of Hopkinton has embraced this event and has shown us what a philanthropic and cohesive community we live in. It was bittersweet as we remembered those who are no longer with us, but also celebrated everyone that was present and that we are hopeful for a cure for ALS. Mike Timlin and his family joined us and as Mike and Dawn Timlin said, “We are so grateful that the town of Hopkinton has embraced this cause.” The family fun day field was full of smiling faces and it looked like everyone was having an exceptional day, enjoying the games, crafts, raffles, food, band etc…


Congratulations to all the athletes that participated in the event. We had runners and walkers of all ages that completed the kids’ 1 mile race and the 5K.

Thank you to the 250 plus volunteers that came and volunteered their time at the event. A specific thank you to the Ignite Leaders of Hopkinton middle school who all volunteered along with our many other student and adult volunteers. Also a special thank you to Girl Scout troop72964 who volunteered their time.


A very warm thank you to the Hopkinton Public Schools, and all the teachers that participated in the dunk tank, the Hopkinton Police Department, the Hopkinton Fire Department and the Board of Selectman for donating their time and supporting our efforts to such a great extent. Thank you to all of our business sponsors. All money raised will go directly to the Angel Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for ALS and supporting the medical research of Dr. Robert Brown and his colleagues at UMASS Medical School. We are still receiving donations, but the preliminary numbers indicate that we will be donating over $140,000 toward ALS research.

Also, a huge thank you to all of the participants in the Angel Challenge Sponsorship Program and to all of the families that shared their stories in The Many Faces of ALS program (Please see web site to view their courageous and touching stories. www.sharontimlinrace.org/  ). They are a poignant reminder to all of us as to why we are working so hard.

Again, thank you so much to all involved in making this event such a huge success. You are all helping us to take action against this cruel disease, and we absolutely believe that our dollars are making a huge difference in the exploration of a cure!
Thank you again,
Abbie Rosenberg and Dave Krueger, Event Directors
Committee Chairs : Colleen Allen, Stephanie Whelan, Dawn Mercier, Kara Dion, Kathy Younis, Gail Welsh, April Galaneck, , Marc Salois, Tracy Logan, Diane Kosheff, Hannah Krueger, Lee Schortmann, Maureen Holmes, Kevin Murphy, Lisa English, Maureen and Bill Allen, Michelle Kinsella, Maureen and Keiron Tumbleton.


Dave McGillivray to Push Rick Hoyt of Team Hoyt for Harvard Pilgrim Finish at the 50 10K on July 3 at Gillette Stadium

Renowned race director will fill in for Dick Hoyt, who has completed more than 1,000 endurance events while pushing his son in a specialized wheelchair

BOSTON (June 29, 2015) -- Dave McGillivray, the race director of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon (Far right in photo), will push Rick Hoyt of Team Hoyt in the upcoming Harvard Pilgrim Finish at the 50 10K at Gillette Stadium on July 3.

McGillivray is filling in for Rick’s father, Dick, who cannot make the event. Dick and his son, while seated in a specialized wheelchair, have completed more than 1,000 road races, marathons and triathlons together since 1977.

“I am honored that Dave accepted our invitation to push Rick in the Harvard Finish at the 50 10K,” Dick Hoyt said. “I know Rick is very excited to be doing this race event with Dave, who is a great friend and supporter of Rick and me. I know they will have a lot of fun together.”

The moving story of Team Hoyt has inspired millions, including McGillivray, who on Friday will be just the second person besides Dick to complete a race while pushing Rick, who was born a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy.

“Kiddingly, I always thought Dick Hoyt had it easy, thinking he had a unique advantage since he had his “secret weapon” and inspiration, Rick, right in front of him every step of the way,” McGillivray said. “Now I am about to eat my words as I am sure pushing Rick won’t be easy. I won’t be setting a 10K personal best but it sure will be a thrill of a lifetime.”

McGillivray has known and been associated with the Hoyts for almost 30 years.

“I always wondered what it would be like to push Rick in a race myself and now I am about to find out,” he added. “I think I will purposely run my slowest 10K ever because I want this experience to last as long as possible. I am truly honored to be only the second person besides Dick to ever push Rick in a race. Rick and I have a lot of catching up to do so we’ll have a fun time out there. And then to finish at the 50-yard line in Gillette Stadium with him, well, it just doesn’t get any better than that.”

The Harvard Pilgrim Finish at the 50 10K begins at Patriot Place and will take runners through Foxborough before returning to finish inside Gillette Stadium at midfield. The 10K begins at 7 p.m. on Friday (July 3).

Health and Fitness
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2015 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from June 22, 2015 - June 29, 2015
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
14 Pike Street Jonathan M. Meltzer $425,000 June 29, 2015 Sandra Charteris, Sandra J. Auen
13 Wedgewood Drive Deepak Talwar, Mattal Pratiksha $810,000 June 25, 2015 Charles M. Burcham, Julie V. Burcham
22 Jamie Lane Yousef Ghanem, Sarah Ghanem $692,500 June 24, 2015 Jay P. Cheney, Carol M. Cheney
69 East Street Richard P. Michalewich, Jessica E. Zent $630,000 June 23, 2015 Woojin Lee, Meesook Lee
24 Ryegrass Circle unit 101 Parastou Mansoor, Umar F. Mansoor $625,000 June 22, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
57 Meetinghouse Path unit D Kevin J. Lemay $250,000 June 29, 2015 Amy L. Corrado
77 East Bluff Road unit B Vito A. Cappello $299,900 June 26, 2015 Gina L. DeCaro Alano, Jamie Alano
37 Annetta Road Vivek Raut, Puja Raut $558,000 June 25, 2015 Carl G. Mueller, Frances L. Mueller
7 Holmes Road Douglas Dias, Melissa Dias $335,000 June 25, 2015 Bruce R. Whitney, Leslee T. Whitney
15 Nichols Street Kristin M. Laraja, Christopher J. Dallas $825,000 June 25, 2015 Dennis F. Burke, Jayne E. Burke
8 Darlene Drive Daniel L. Goldstein, Stephanie Lantz Goldstein $632,500 June 24, 2015 T. Natarajan, Vanaja Natarajan,
Natarajan Family Nominee Trust
63 Grove Street Richard L. Meyer $390,000 June 29, 2015 Dennis J. Dunphy
11 Fiske Avenue Matthew R. Pierce, Heather A. Fiorentino $369,000 June 26, 2015 Richard Brill, Nancy R. Brill
117 Hopkinton Road Gregory E. Malloy, Renee M. Lemarbre $420,000 June 26, 2015 Seven Star LLC
17 Shore Drive Demnic Properties Inc. $130,000 June 25, 2015 John F. Porter

Family  Stuff



June 29, 2015—Your parents paid for your driver education classes (we hope), perhaps skid school, too, you just got your drivers license, they entrusted you with this pretty new smoked-windows Honda, and after all that, did you decide this law isn't meant or you? A carload of teens in a Volvo also came out the wrong way 5 minutes before you, but the photographer's camera was packed away at that time. The diamond shapes are light refraction from the flash, and not part of the vehicle. Please choose one of the reasons below for violating the law:


I came down the wrong way on the one-way street, because:

1.) Despite the two huge signs, one on each side of the road, as well as the one-way arrow that I faced when I pulled out of the rear lot, I had no idea it was a one-way.

2.) The smoked glass obscured my view.

3.) The other way takes too long.

4.) My dad did it, too.

5.) I'm not from around here.

6.) I was wearing my seat belt and not texting. Doesn't that count for anything?

7.) I am in a Honda, which is replete with crumple-zones and internal devices to absorb impact, so if I am hit head-on by someone who takes the corner driving the correct way down Walcott Street, let's hope they are in a Honda, too. Or a Mercedes. And not a bicycle. Or a skateboard. Or a stroller.

8.) I missed that class.

9.) It's only a $50 fine.

10.) I didn't know about the surcharge.

11.) It wasn't me.






Plane Crash in Plainville Kills Three

PLAINVILLE, MASS - June 28, 2015 — At approximately 6 p.m. a small plane crashed into a residence at 25 Bridle Path in Plainville. As a result of the plane crash the house immediately caught fire. The four occupants of the single family home were able to get out of the building before it became fully engulfed in flames. The three occupants of the plane were killed in the crash. Their identities are not being released pending notification of next of kin. Troopers from the State Police Barracks in Foxboro responded to the scene with the Plainville Police and Fire Departments. The Plainville Fire Department extinguished the blaze at approximately 8:05 p.m. Investigators from the NTSB and FAA have been dispatched to the location. Troopers from the Norfolk County State Police Detective Unit, the State Police Crime Scene Services Unit, the State Fire Marshall’s Office, the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the Troop H Headquarters also responded to the scene to assist in the investigation.


Photo from neighbor's (Mary O'Rourke) Twitter

Personal Services 
All Aboard!

June 28, 2015 — The Friends of Hopkinton Anniversary Celebrations will be at the Train Depot at Ice House Pond on West Main Street again today, with merchandise especially created for Hopkinton's tercentennial celebration, the proceeds targeted for that purpose. Click on the link above to purchase your memorabilia online, or stop by today, (Sundays 11:am - 1:00 pm), or another weekend (Saturdays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm) and handle the goods in person.

          On July 19, 2015, Christopher Barry, the Boy Scout whose Eagle project was the Hopkinton Train Depot, will be on hand to discuss his work. He is expected to be joined by those people who volunteered their services to do the work. 

          Also visit the town's 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee website for more information.



June 28, 2015—There has been some pretty good luck of late (knock on wood) in keeping a signal so the web cam remains connected. For longer than we would like to remember, Comcast had a problem with noise on their network that bumped our webcam offline between one and 24 times a day. Web surfing or movie watching (Not that anyone watches movies while working) apparently does not require the stricter standards of a lower packet loss of a web cam. Anyway, we know people look more frequently in inclement weather, or events Downtown, and today is one of those days.

Pennies from the Past

June 28, 2015—Jean Bertschmann and Russ Greve look over the contents of the time capsules that were retrieved from the cornerstone of the Korean Presbyterian Church earlier in the week. Above, they are inspecting pennies found in one of the capsules.
Stone Beach



June 28, 2015—This turtle didn't need sand to sun yesterday like people do, but was quite content to use this rock at the pond at Legacy Farms. The specks on its back are neither painted nor embedded on the critter. They are bits of moss from the surface of the pond. It appears to be a common sun turtle.

         However, the once-endangered spotted turtle (not above) was blamed for the scuttling of a planned world-class country club before the town owned the Fruit Street property. In fact, it was speculated, perhaps in jest, that opponents of the use of the property painted spots on turtles and planted them there.

          A mischievous and widely renown Hopkinton artist, the late Davison Welch, when restoring the mural at the Woodville Road and Gun Club in 2004, painted a spotted turtle onto the background, memorializing the event as well as his sense of humor and firm grip on the pulse of the community.

Health and Fitness
Vincent World

June 28, 2015 — For those who haven't been there, this enchanting central courtyard complete with a water feature is inside the new St. Vincent's Hospital in Worcester. Photo by Android phone.

Family  Stuff


And the Winner Is...

June 27, 2015—Ryan Struzik was the first to correctly note the location of our most recent "Location Challenge" (thumbnail) and the first to send a photo of the location. Now, the rule was a "new photo," which his is clearly not, nor did he claim it to be. However, he came up with a photo of himself at the location and we'll make a new rule and give him a total of $50 instead of the $75, and only because no one else has sent one that conformed, although we waited an entire day. We hope that is fair. By the way, it is the dam at the Blackstone Gorge.


My Bad!

by Robert Falcione

June 26, 2015—Jeff Gulko does not have a PR firm of his own representing Crosspoint Associates. Yes, I did state that in a previous story on this page, but the information I got was not correct. It was a simple error of communication. And besides, it was not said in a pejorative way. Mr. Gulko works for Nickerson PR, information that I got, in the parlance of our time, straight from the horse's mouth earlier this evening. Nickerson PR is the firm that helped in the successful campaign to change the zoning for Legacy Farms to accommodate 180 age-restricted residences; and they now represent Crosspoint Associates, the new owners of the former Colella's Supermarket property. Crosspoint and CVS have agreed to a long-term lease, they have both said.

          HopNews appreciates any corrections people send our way to Editor@HopNews.com

Personal Services 
According to the LMPA and Parks and Rec:
The Sandy Beach Grand Opening has been postponed until Tuesday, June 30th 5:30-7:30.
Tell your friends and c'mon down! It's looking like beach party weather!!

Family  Stuff


Don't Look Back

June 26, 2015 — Not unlike Jimi Hendrix, who could play his guitar behind his back, Hopkinton photographer John Collins gets a shot of a bison passing behind his vehicle in Yellowstone National Park this morning from his side-view mirror.

Health and Fitness

Senator Spilka Receives Marathon Wreath for State House Display

From left: Tim Kilduff, Executive Director, 26.2 Foundation; Hopkinton Selectman Brian Herr; Senate President Stan Rosenberg; Senator Karen Spilka; and Greek Consul General in Boston Ifigenia Kanara in the Massachusetts Senate Chamber.

BOSTON – June 26, 2015 - Consul General of Greece in Boston Ifigenia Kanara, Tim Kilduff of the 26.2 Foundation and Hopkinton Selectman Brian Herr presented a gold olive branch wreath from Marathon, Greece to Senate President Stan Rosenberg and Senator Karen Spilka at the State House last week. The wreath will be displayed in Senate Room 428 of the State House in a permanent exhibit of artifacts of importance from districts across the state.

“This beautiful wreath is a symbol of the universal values of democracy, peace and perseverance,” said Senator Spilka. “I am incredibly proud of Hopkinton’s sister city relationship with Marathon, Greece. I’m honored to display our strong connections and commitment to the Marathon tradition in the State House, a true living museum.”

The wreath is hand-crafted from olive trees in Marathon, Greece, Hopkinton’s sister city. Gold, silver and bronze wreathes from Marathon are donated to the winners of marathons across the world each year.



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Incident Logs Updated today, June 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.

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

33 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

3 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Arrest Log

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

6:42 am Officer Peter Booth arrested Deborah J. Butterfield, 49, of East Main Street, Hopkinton, on East Main Street for a Warrant.

Incident Log

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

10:37 pm Three officers responded to Lakeshore Drive for a report of a missing person and advised that they were located.

10:25 pm A 911 caller reported that another vehicle was traveling in the opposite lane on Cedar Street and almost hit him head on. Officer John Corridan checked the area for the vehicle with a negative find.

7:39 pm Officer Arthur Schofield advised that the traffic lights at Lumber Street were flashing and he reset them back to normal.

7:33 pm A caller reported an erratic operator on Rafferty Road. Officer John Corridan checked the area but could not locate the vehicle.

3:52 pm Officer Arthur Schofield advised that while he was on another call on Westcott Street he was approached by a resident who reported suspicious activity.

11:50 am A cyclist reported that a motor vehicle came very close to hitting him while it took a left onto Ash Street from Chestnut Street and then the operator yelled profanities at him.

11:28 am A resident requested an officer check on a motor vehicle that had been parked in the same spot on West Elm Street for a couple days now. The vehicle belonged to a residents daughter who lived there now but was away for a few days.

11:21 am A male walk-in spoke with Officer Stephen Buckley regarding crime stats for an area of town.

10:53 am Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with the high school assistant principal and a student who may have witnessed a hit and run in the parking lot.

9:50 am A 911 caller reported that a red pick-up truck was losing gravel on South Street which was striking his windshield. Officer William Burchard could not locate the pick-up truck and advised that caller to contact his insurance company.

9:45 am Officer William Burchard advised that the traffic lights on West Main Street were blinking and that he attempted to reset them. The Highway Department was notified and stated a technician would respond.

7:29 am A male walk-in requested an officer's name from a past motor vehicle stop.

5:43 am Officer Peter Booth spoke with an erratic operator on Hayden Rowe Street.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

7:05 pm A motorist reported that there was a hole in the road on Hayward Street. The Highway Department was notified and responded.

5:32 pm A male caller reported that a telephone pole on Elm Street appeared to be visibly bent and cracked and was concerned that it was a potential safety hazard. Sgt. Timothy Brennan advised that the pole did observe to be bent but was not an emergency. The telephone company was notified.

3:35 pm A caller reported missing a wallet around Pond Street a few days ago.

3:02 pm A motorist reported that a tractor trailer was pulled over, trying to turn around on Cedar Street, but was unable to make it. Officer William Burchard checked the area with a negative find.

12:18 pm A caller reported that the operator of a suspicious gray vehicle was watching kids as they go by on Main Street. Officer William Burchard responded and advised that he was a town resident waiting for his grandchild.

11:59 am A walk-in reported that fraudulent taxes were made under his name.

6:42 am Officer Peter Booth stopped a motor vehicle on East Main Street and subsequently arrested a 49 year-old female for a Warrant.

12:42 am The Ashland Police Department advised that they received a report of a roll over motor vehicle accident on Frankland Road. Two officers responded to assist the Fire Department and stated that one patient was transported to the hospital.

Monday, June 22, 2015

9:49 pm The Ashland Police Department reported that an erratic operator was heading into Hopkinton on Clinton Street. Officer Arthur Schofield checked the area with a negative find.

1:22 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer William Burchard regarding a stolen iPod.

1:21 pm Officer William Burchard assisted a resident with fingerprinting that was required for school.

11:53 am Officer Thomas Griffin spoke with a walk-in who had concerns about her brother.

11:04 am Officer William Burchard assisted the Ashland Police Department with an erratic operator stop on East Main Street.

8:49 am A cyclist reported that while attempting to turn left on Greystone Lane a gray hatchback sped up and passed him, while driving on the shoulder of the road.


Elizabeth Brunetta, 94

Elizabeth Brunetta, 94, of Hopkinton, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Oak Knoll Healthcare Center in Framingham. Born in Nashua, NH, she was the daughter of the late Lillian (Miller) and Everett Bagley. She was the wife of the late Baldassares Brunetta who passed away in 2000.

Elizabeth was an Army Nurse during WWII. She worked as an RN at Framingham Union Hospital as well as privately. She enjoyed spending winters in Florida.

She is survived by her sister, Nancy Dailey of Ashland and 3 grandchildren. She is predeceased by her son, Richard E. Brunetta and her daughter, Jacqueline Keough as well as her siblings, Warren T. Bagley and Harriet Cohee.

Visitation will be held on Monday, June 29th from 9:00a.m.-10:00a.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St.   A funeral service will follow visitation at 10:00a.m. Burial to follow at Sunny Plain Cemetery in New Hampshire.

Location Challenge
Two people have guessed the location correctly up until now (6/26; 9:30 am). But now we wait to see if someone sends a photo and trumps that.


June 25, 2015—This dam is not in Hopkinton, but is located at a named area. Be the first to send an email with the name of the area and win $25. Or, trump that challenge by being the first to send in your own new photo of the dam instead, along with the name of the area to Editor@HopNews.com and win $75

Family  Stuff


Where Is It?

The photo on the left was taken in Hopkinton on Sunday, and was presented as a challenge to readers; but that was days ago.

And as a result of time passed, this challenge is over with no takers. It is on the right heading east prior to 157 Pond Street after the Little Pond causeway.

An earlier challenge of Little Purgatory was met, but only after the challenge closed, and after we had revealed the name of the location.
Personal Services 
Seasonal Motif


June 25, 2015 — Cornell's Irish Pub reflects each season with some colorful and vibrant plantings and objects on the outside, and garnishes the stove inside with equally exciting fare for lunch and dinner year round.



Dance  for  our  Aging  Population

Join  the  DAPpers  Movement

A Golden Pond Assisted Living & Hopkinton Center for the Arts Collaboration with Brown University

Golden Pond Assisted Living Lodge Dining Room

50 West Main St. Hopkinton, MA 01748

Monday, July 20th  at 10:00 am




Class is open  to  our  aging  population  and  designed  for  people  with  movement  challenges. Instruction by Rachel Balaban, Regional Coordinator for Dance for PD & assisted by Brown University students.


● Increase  coordination  and  flexibility  while  releasing  body  tension
● Improve  balance  and  gait,  strengthen  your  core,  feel  power  and  grace  in  your  movements

● Enhance  awareness  of  your  body  and  aliveness  through  movement
● Breathe  more  deeply  and  vocalize  more  fully
● Experience  different  types  of  music  that  can  affect  you  in  different  ways
● Feel  supported  as  you  explore  in  a  safe  and  comfortable  environment
● Socialize  within  a  friendly  and  supportive  community


No experience No Charge required. Caregivers welcome. Please Contact:

 Rachel Balaban: Balaban.rachel@gmail.com  401.261.7062

Lisa Mancuso Lmancuso@goldenpondal.com 508.435.1250 ext. 21

Kelly Grill kelly@hopartscenter.org 508.435.9222

Health and Fitness
Got Your Seat Reserved for this Saturday Night?
Call Bill's Pizza 508-435-0447 to reserve your seat today


Soft Opening

June 24, 2015—Yogurt Beach conducted an appropriately called soft opening today at 34 Main Street, inviting a few friends and neighbors who made the trek to the dessert Mecca over a several hour period. This is the second licensed concept location in Massachusetts for partners Chris Cooney, Jay Adamson and Bill Carlson, who are opening in full tomorrow, Thursday, and every day of the week thereafter.

    Doreene Phylis Savignano (Reissfelder)

Doreene Phylis Savignano (Reissfelder), died of natural causes on June 22, 2015, 11 days shy of what was to be her 100th birthday. She was the oldest living resident of Hopedale MA and recipient of the Golden Cane.

Doreene was born July 3, 1915 in Boston MA to Mary Helen Tulley and John Henry Reissfelder. She was one of 11 children and the last surviving of her siblings.


Doreene grew up in the Boston area where she attended school and lived until she married her husband the late John L Savignano Sr in 1932.


She is predeceased by her son, the late Warren P. Savignano. She is survived by her daughter in law Frances, her daughter Janice and her husband Primo Sancricca, her daughter Arlene Williams, and her son John L. Savignano, Jr. She also leaves behind 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Doreene led a long and happy life, had many adventures and travels including riding camels, elephants, and dolphins and a trip to Morocco in 1968 where she met King Hassan II on a visit to his palace. Doreene shared many laughs with those she loved is greatly missed and dearly loved.


A funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 25th at 11AM in the Chapel of the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main Street in Ashland. One calling hour will be held Thursday from 10:00-11:00AM prior to the service. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery in Ashland. Donations in Memory of the life of Doreene Savignano can be made to Salmon VNA & Hospice, 37 Birch St. Milford MA 01757.

"No CVS" Rally, Part 2
In the report last night, we mentioned the emotional response of Hopkinton Drug owner Dennis Katz to the support people have shown.
In the video below, he speaks to Selectmen and his well-wishers in that moment previously reported.
Selectmen all take a turn weighing in on the matter, as do a few resients.
We tried to narrow it down to the most relevant minutes. It is informative.



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