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No Huffin' for this Puffin

July 31, 2015 — This pic is a North Atlantic Puffin on a high speed pass with the illuminated lens of the Lighthouse on Machias Seal Island off the Maine/Canadian coast in the Background.

Puffins return to the island for a few months each summer to nest and hatch new young for a few months. ~ John Collins

Personal Services 

Mass Pike Toll Collector Struck, Killed in Auburn


July 31, 2015 - Early this morning at approximately 12:04 a.m., troopers from the State Police Charlton Barracks responded to reports of a toll collector struck at interchange 10 of the Massachusetts Turnpike in Auburn. The toll collector, a 61-year-old man from Holden, was reported to have serious injuries.

Upon arrival, troopers discovered that a 2010 Toyota Tacoma, driven by a 31-year-old Charlton man had struck a toll collector while exiting a EZ-Pass lane, as the toll collector was walking across the EZ-Pass lane. The driver of the Tacoma was not injured. The toll collector was transported to UMass Medical Center in Worcester by Auburn Fire/EMS Department, where he died a short time later, as a result of injuries sustained from the incident.

The name of the victim is not being released at this time.

Three lanes were closed at the tolls during the incident. Due to the time of the incident, there was not a traffic backup.

The remaining facts and circumstances of the crash are currently under investigation by troopers from the State Police Charlton Barracks. State Police Crime Scene Services Section (CSSS), State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section (CARS), State Police Troop E Headquarters, State Police Troop C Headquarters, Auburn Fire/EMS Department, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation assisted at the scene.


Carole E. (Wellman) Taylor, 69


CORDAVILLE - Carole E. (Wellman) Taylor, 69, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Metrowest Medical Center, Framingham. She was the widow of Karl S. Taylor, who died in December 2004. Born in Bangor, ME, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Norma (Betty) Wellman. She was a 1963 graduate of Algonquin High School.

She is survived by her son James Arvin of NY and her daughter Wendy Mahan of NH. She also leaves her sisters Suzan Day-Witzell and husband Brian with whom she resided in Cordaville, and Barbara Wellman of TN; and her brothers BA Wellman and his husband Greg of Fitchburg and Wayne Wellman of TX. In addition, she leaves her grandchildren Stephen Kentel of NH, Tyler Portor of Southborough, Robert Arvin of NY and Kaitlyn Kentel of Southbridge; and three great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her brother Norman.

Memorial calling hours will be Monday, August 3, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton. Donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Natick, MA 01701.

Recycled Railroad Bed

July 30, 2015 — Denise Antaki and poodle took a walk on the Center Trail today and shared a photo of this work in progress. The Art on the Trail show begins on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at the trail head across from Hopkinton Lumber.
From the Hopkinton Center for the Arts:


This Sunday: Art on The Trail at Hopkinton's Center Trail !

Join your friends and neighbors for the grand opening of Art on the Trail along the Hopkinton Center Trail on August 2, from 2 to 4 pm for the unveiling of nine new sculpture installations created by residents of Hopkinton and nearby towns.


Some of the projects were produced by community groups such as the Michael Lisnow Respite Center, the Senior Center, Serenity House, and the Girl Scouts, with others by individual artists. At 2:15 speakers will deliver introductory remarks at the Center Trail entrance across from Hopkinton Lumber, and at 2:45, the artists will accompany the group on a walk to visit each installation. The exhibition will be on display through September 26.


Lauren Scheuer will construct an elegant natural carpet design over 50 feet long using small colored pebbles and landscaping sand. Reminiscent of Tibetan mandalas, she’ll create the piece over three days; it will slowly disintegrate over the eight weeks of the exhibition.


A giant nest, designed by Geri Holland and the women of Serenity House, explores ideas surrounding home and nurturing. Carol Mecagni, leading a group of Senior Center ceramic sculptors, will place a series of ceramic tiles they fashioned for this project along the trail.


The sculptors featured in the display include Cathy Howe and Peter Glenn working with residents of the Respite Center to build a large, whimsical birdhouse. Local Girl Scout Troop 85290, led by Sherri Galego and Robin Batchelder, bridged the generation gap with residents of Golden Pond for their installation.



Cathy Weaver Taylor, using colorful recycled nets will be suspending mobile mandalas. “Sky Warrior,” a shimmering dress by Virginia Fitzgerald, will float above the trail.


Two participatory sculptures by Michael Alfano will include elements that can be rearranged by the public so each composition becomes a new piece of art. Everyone can participate in making a unique sculpture!


During the exhibition, nearly 20 local poets, led by Polly Brown and Cheryl Perreault, will tour the trail and respond to the artwork with original poems they will compose en plein air. On September 19, a poetry reading featuring these pieces will add another dimension to the Art on the Trail.

This exhibition was made possible through a collaboration of the Upper Charles Trail Committee, Hopkinton Center for the Arts, the Hopkinton Area Land Trust, Sculptor Michael Alfano, Jeff Barnes, Kris Waldman and Kelly Grill, Cheryl Perreault and Polly Brown.

Please join us in celebrating the arts in Hopkinton at the inaugural Art on the Trail exhibition!

Marion E. (Davis) Burke, 92

Marion E. (Davis) Burke, 92
, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015 in Connecticut after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Born in Newton, daughter of the late Albert W. and Florence (Tully) Davis, she moved to Hopkinton in 1942 where she was married and raised her children. As a devoted wife and mother, "Meme" created a welcoming and loving home.

"Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
She expends her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her."


She leaves behind a son, James and his wife Julie of Hopkinton, a son, Gary and a daughter, Eileen, both of Connecticut. She also leaves a grandson, Jon of Hopkinton. She is predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Walter F. Burke, and siblings, Edith (Davis) Minkle, Virginia (Davis) Holden, and James Davis.

Marion and Walter traveled extensively to the wilds of Alaska and everywhere in between, enjoying winters in Florida. From white water rafting in Idaho, halibut fishing in Prince William Sound, or panning for gold in Colorado, Marion's zest for life was unmistakable.

She was loved by all who knew her and was always fun-loving. Her indomitable strength of spirit, compassion, and selflessness will be greatly missed.

A graveside service will take place at 11:00a.m. on Saturday, August 8th at Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association at http://www.alz.org/join_the_cause_donate.asp  Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.


School Committee and Selectmen Approve Elementary School Submission to State

July 30, 2015 — During a rare Wednesday joint meeting between the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen and the School Committee last night, each voted to move the approved the ESBC submission of the Schematic Design submittal to the Massachusetts School Building Authority for the Early Elementary School project on August 6,  2015, subject to being within approved budget. The MSBA contribution, according to the document, amounts to less than 1/3 of the total cost. See the entire presentation here.

Family  Stuff


Jimmy Hervol Captures 2015 Massachusetts Junior Amateur Championship Title

at His Home Course of Hopkinton Country Club

Hopkinton, MA —July 29, 2015 - It all seemed to fall into perfect place for Jimmy Hervol (Hopkinton CC) on Wednesday afternoon. After all, it was his course, his year and his time.

In front of a gallery of friends, family and club members the 17-year-old Hopkinton native captured the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Amateur Championship at his home course of Hopkinton Country Club.

“It was awesome,” said Hervol. “I was able to represent the club. Everyone here was supporting me. In order to win it in front of my friends and family was great.”   Contributed content

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Incident Logs Updated July 30, 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.

1 Time the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, person, or outside Police agency.

28 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

3 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Arrest Log

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

10:14 pm Officer John Moran arrested Kayla M. Laythe, 25, of West Main Street, Hopkinton, on West Main Street for a Warrant and also charged her with Risk to a Child by Wanton/Reckless Behavior.

Monday, July 27, 2015

9:03 pm Officer Peter Booth arrested Jesse Louis Ousley, 32, of King Street, Central Falls, RI, on Lakeshore Drive for a Warrant.

Incident Log

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

11:13 pm An Ash Street resident reported that someone egged her house. Officer John Corridan responded to write a report.

10:14 pm Officer Peter Booth arrested a 25 year-old female from Hopkinton, on West Main Street, for a Warrant and also charged her with Risk to a Child by Wanton/Reckless Behavior.

9:53 pm A resident of Winter Street reported that his wife lost her purse about forty minutes ago.

5:53 pm Officer John Moran spoke with a homeless man on Wilson Street who stated that he took the train from Boston to meet a female resident of town.

3:42 pm A female caller from Main Street stated that her phone line was down and asked if anyone else had theirs down also. Officer Peter Booth advised that the phone line was snapped and to contact the telephone company to fix it.

1:52 pm Detective Gregg DeBoer spoke with a Lumber Street resident regarding an IRS scam.

1:03 pm A Grove Street resident reported receiving multiple calls from a loan company but stated that they did not apply for any loan.

10:37 am A caller reported losing a pair of purple prescription glasses on July 24th at a play

10:28 am A 911 caller reported that there was a vehicle, with what sounded like workers, at their neighbors house but believed that no one should be there. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and spoke with an air conditioning contractor who was working there.

Monday, July 27, 2015

9:45 pm A 911 caller from Winter Street reported that her ex-brother-in-law was unwanted on the property and would not leave. Sgt. Scott vanRaalten responded and advised that he left the area prior to his arrival.

9:35 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil assisted a jail diversion worker with a psychological evaluation on Pendulum Pass.

9:03 pm Office Peter Booth stopped a motor vehicle on Lakeshore Drive and subsequently arrested a 32 year-old male from Central Falls, RI for a Warrant.

5:39 pm A caller spoke with Officer Peter Booth regarding harassment prevention orders.

3:53 pm A walk-in reported that his car window was just shot out by a BB gun while he was parked on Granite Street.

Personal Services 

Deadline for YMCA Program Approaching Fast

Dear Hopkinton Parents,

The summer is half way over and the new School Year is around the corner. This is a friendly reminder to register now for School's Out in 2015-2106. The Registration Form and Fee must be received by August 1 in order to guarantee your child's space for the first day of school.
Thank you,

Shannon Dixon
MetroWest YMCA School's Out Director


Registration Form
Fillable PDF, save & email back to schoolsout@metrowestymca.org

What is School's Out & Why is it important? School's Out educators partner with families and schools to invest in the whole child using exciting hands-on activities that engage children, foster positive growth and healthy development, while balancing the needs of their minds, bodies, and spirits.

Who: Children in grades K-5 who attend Center, Elmwood, and Hopkins Elementary Schools

Where: Hopkins and Elmwood Elementary Schools

When: Before school starting 7:00a.m. - school start
After school starting at school release - 6:00 p.m.
2, 3, 4, & 5 day options, early release days included, vacation & snow day programming available.

Interested in participating in School's Out?
Fill out the Registration Form
Fillable PDF, save & email back to schoolsout@metrowestymca.org  or print and bring into the MetroWest YMCA.
Rates, financial assistance & more info

Contact us at:
or call 508-879-4420 x46


Exciting things are happening at Hopkinton Middle School's Sky's the Limit Courtyard!
Contributions still being sought

 Above: Chip Baker of Charles P Baker Landscape & Design oversees the process of moving over 30 tons of pavers into the Sky's the Limit Courtyard. 

July 29, 2015 - Today, a crane lifted and placed twenty-two, 2,800lb pallets of pavers into the courtyard.

Last week, a Telebelt conveyer was used to transfer the processed gravel and sand stone into the courtyard to lay the groundwork for the hardscape.
(photos attached).

Thanks to the generous contributions received to date, this summer the walkways will be installed, underground electrical, drainage and irrigation will be completed, and the performance space will be built.

The committee is currently seeking financial donations to purchase the remaining outdoor classroom features. Anyone interested in contributing should call or email Maryellen Grady at 508-497-9803  mgrady@hopkinton.k12.ma.us

More info can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/hms-sky  ~ Contributed content

Crosspoint Continues Construction During Appeal Period
Appeal date is tentatively scheduled

by Robert Falcione

July 29, 2015 — In spite of several days with no construction trades workers showing up to work at the former Colella's Supermarket, Lisa Nickerson of NickersonPR, spokesperson for Crosspoint Associates, the new owner of the property, denies that any work has halted as a result of the appeal of the building permit by a group opposing CVS as a tenant. The document below indicates an understanding by Crosspoint, on behalf of CVS, that there will be no walk-in medical services nor drive-thru window under that permit.

        "Nothing has changed," said Ms. Nickerson. "No work has stopped. Everything is on schedule," she said.

        An applicant who has received a building permit has a choice to proceed or not proceed after being informed of the potential of an appeal. If they choose to proceed and the appellant eventually prevails, then the applicant could be forced to restore the property to its previous condition.

         In the letter below, Jay McSweeney, Director of Construction for Crosspoint, agrees that he understands that working during the appeal process is at their own risk. Even if the appeal is not won by the anti-CVS group, that group will have the option of appealing to Land Court. A recent Hopkinton case is similar.

        The approval of a Dunkin' Donuts at 76 West Main Street ended up being appealed to Land Court by an abutter. The owner, Gene Sardinha, whose family owns many Dunkin' Donuts franchises, demolished the buildings (HopNews video) that existed on the lot despite the appeal. At the time he said it was for safety reasons, because the buildings were dilapidated, and he would need to tear them down regardless of what he eventually builds on the land. But he did not gamble by beginning construction on the planned Dunkin' Donuts building. That appeal is still waiting its hearing, and another construction season is slipping away without any cement being poured, nearly one year later.

         Crosspoint is proceeding with its interior redesign and sign construction and at its own peril, although only the signage changes will be evident on the exterior of the building before a tenant opens its doors to the public.

         The Public Hearing of the appeal is scheduled for a slot before the Board of Appeals on September 9, 2015. The hearings begin at 7:15, minutes into the 7:00 pm start of the meeting. The date is not yet written in stone; it is tentative, subject to variables that could change, and has not been duly posted. There is plenty of time to do so before the anticipated date.



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Incident Logs Updated today, July 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.

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

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Arrest Log

Monday, July 27, 2015

9:03 pm Officer Peter Booth arrested Jesse Louis Ousley, 32, of King Street, Central Falls, RI, on Lakeshore Drive for a Warrant.

Incident Log

Monday, July 27, 2015

9:45 pm A 911 caller from Winter Street reported that her ex-brother-in-law was unwanted on the property and would not leave. Sgt. Scott vanRaalten responded and advised that he left the area prior to his arrival.

9:35 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil assisted a jail diversion worker with a psychological evaluation on Pendulum Pass.

9:03 pm Office Peter Booth stopped a motor vehicle on Lakeshore Drive and subsequently arrested a 32 year-old male from Central Falls, RI for a Warrant.

5:39 pm A caller spoke with Officer Peter Booth regarding harassment prevention orders.

3:53 pm A walk-in reported that his car window was just shot out by a BB gun while he was parked on Granite Street.

Family  Stuff


Meet at 2:00 pm Sunday at the Trail Head across from Hopkinton Lumber
Health and Fitness
     Much Thanks to Many Supporters


Friends 4 Eva and the Harris Family wish to extend their deepest appreciation to all of our many supporters. Thanks to your efforts, we raised over $11,000 from our recent 6THAnnual Heather’s Ride on July 11th. The proceeds go directly to Boston Children’s Hospital-Heather Siebert Patient Support Fund. This fund assists patients and their families with expenses not covered by insurance including those associated with allowing parents to be with their children during frequent hospitalizations. This fund has already helped many, many families.


Not only did we have 120 motorcycles, we had a large number of non-motorcyclist participants who enjoyed music by the local band “The Tim & Dave Show” during an old-fashioned cookout sponsored by Laconia Harley Davidson followed by ice cream courtesy of Ben & Jerry’s for dessert. The State Police escorted ride covered 120 miles through the White Mountains and over the Kancamagus Highway. Riders enjoyed discovering back roads and covered bridges with beautiful weather. The crowd enjoyed the chance to win Red Sox tickets as well as numerous other prizes. All prizes were donated–thank you!

Barbara & Carl Harris

94 Oakridge Drive

Londonderry, NH

July 29, 2015

Personal Services 
Inopportune Time

July 29, 2015 - As this writer walked to the office from the drug store, he was stopped in his tracks on the crosswalk at Walcott Street by a young female driver who kept coming down the street in the wrong direction, laughing all of the way, in her blue Toyota, with a friend.

         Fortunately, a police officer was in the stopped traffic and witnessed the infraction. The disposition of the traffic stop is unknown.


Fire in the Sky

Jul 29, 2015 - Eric Carty shares a photo of the sunset Monday evening at Lake Maspenock.
Medford Police Officer in "wife beater" tee shirt Threatens Driver's Life
Dashcam video/audio records entire vulgar rant -  CAUTION:  R rated video for obscene language
Boston Globe: Detective suspended



Pair of Sunglasses Lost at Annie :-(

If you found a pair of sunglasses at the showing of Annie last weekend, please be advised that they are a progressive type of lens with a prescription that the owner needs back in order to drive and do other things. The glasses are grey and the frames are purple. The $700 paid for them would be lost on anyone who does not need a prescription. If you found them or know of someone who did, please call Lorraine at 413-283-6561.

Family  Stuff


Planning Board Meeting
Horse Farm Seeks Change
Solar Seeks Approval
Hopkinton Drug Talks Parking

July 27, 2015 - Realtor Jim Fletcher, speaking for Valerie LePage, owner of a therapeutic horse riding business on East Main Street (File photo), said that noise from the construction at Legacy Farms has made it too difficult to continue. He said they have reached out to the market unsuccessfully, and feel they may need to request a rezoning away from residential.

       The board was not warm to the idea of rezoning for commercial purposes. Chairman Ken Weismantel suggested that Ms. LePage could get a subdivision of three homes "off the bat."

       Legacy Farms owner Roy MacDowell spoke with Ms. LePage in the time between her scheduling the agenda item and this evening's presentation. He said he might like to begin discussions of buying the property, not for commercial purposes, but for irrigation. If he developed it, he said, it would be for some sort of residential.

        These preliminary discussions ended with Mr. Weismantel suggesting that Ms. LePage reach out to neighbors.

         Marathon Solar LLC returned to the board with modifications to their East Main Street 15-acre solar farm plan resulting from their meeting  with the Conservation Commission.

          The representative informed the board that the solar farm would contribute $15,000 toward future landscape screening from the future marathon facility . He said they met with the Chairman of the Parks and Recreation Commission as well as a representative of the 26.2 Foundation.

           "We want to be a partner and support whatever happens on that site," the representative said.

           Board member Claire Wright said that in 20 years, this solar will not be the latest and greatest technology.

           "I would bet my BETA tapes and my floppy disks," she said. She was not happy with the agreement surrounding the lack of a performance bond, the money that would be available if the company goes under.

           She wanted the town to have direct access to the funds so that 15 acres of rusting solar panels could be removed without delay if the company no longer exists in 20 years. The solar farm is proposed on land owned by Roger Mezitt, land that was formerly a farm not for solar, but for trees and shrubs.

           Despite the representative from Marathon Solar pleading that he needed swift approval to take advantage of the "construction window," Parks and Rec Commission member Eric Sonnett spoke against the project, saying his board voted unanimously to not support it. He read a letter from the commission into the record.

           The board did not vote on the matter this evening.

            A Davenport Village representative appeared before the board to discuss signs at his condo complex on Hayden Rowe Street. He was ordered to remove one that was "carved in stone," a term usually reserved to indicate an irreversible condition, an irony not lost on those at the meeting.

           The builder agreed to change the carved words to indicate the name of the street, Bucklin Lane. The Planning Board has, for at least 15 years according to member Claire Wright, not allowed a neighborhood to have a named sign, except during sales of the dwellings.

           The builder agreed that "Bucklin Lane" will be the newly carved name.

           Hopkinton Drug owner Dennis Katz was on hand to discuss a letter he sent to the board asking them to concentrate on a municipal parking remedy for the town. In his letter, Mr. Katz detailed how his lot has always been open to the public, but with the addition of three new businesses, the situation has become difficult, with customers of those businesses now taking prime parking spots.

            Mr. Weismantel noted with a smile that Mr. Katz's compounding business has grown, too, adding the need for more spaces for his employees.

           Mr. Weismantel said that it would be a good time to reconsider the board's relaxation of the parking requirements for new businesses in the Downtown The board has recently approved plans with only half of the previously required spaces. He also noted the need for municipal parking, as well as restrictions Hopkinton Drug has placed on non-shoppers parking in its lot.

            The board  had drafted a response to Mr. Katz's letter, and approved it by a vote this evening, making it official. That letter is here.

Health and Fitness

Mari-Jo C. Harney, 67

Mari-Jo C. Harney, of Southborough, MA and formerly of Hopkinton, MA, died peacefully in the comfort of her home on July 24th, 2015, after a battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving husband, Joseph, and her sons, Joe, Jake and Justin. Mari-Jo was the daughter of Joseph F. and Esther (Grandy) Charlebois and was born in Potsdam, NY.

After graduating from D’Youville College’s (Buffalo, NY) Nursing Program in 1969, she moved to Boston, MA, where she met her husband Joseph. Mari-Jo worked as a Registered Nurse at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Newton Wellesley Hospital, where she taught young nurses surgical nursing. After a number of years instructing nurses, Mari-Jo recognized a need for the placement of nurses within local nursing homes and religious convent infirmaries. Mari-Jo and Joe raised their family in Hopkinton, MA, where they resided for over 25 years. In 1978, Mari-Jo established Professional Nursing Placement Services, Inc., a nurse-staffing agency. Acting as a pioneer in the healthcare industry, Mari-Jo identified another need to place private nurses and home health aides to assist with acute medical care and individual personal care services in the comfort of a one’s home. Mari-Jo was the agency’s Executive Director & Director of Nursing for over 35 years, and she dedicated her entire professional career to improving the health of her clients and their families. Mari-Jo also developed very close relationships with her employees and staff. Some of her closest friendships are with those who continue to have worked within the agency. Her success and longevity in the healthcare industry is a credit to her extraordinary caring nature and her persistent work ethic. Today, the agency has serviced over 3,500 elderly, disabled and sick patients in the Metro-West and Greater Boston area.

Mari-Jo was an avid golfer, artist and painter, although her true passion and joy were her grandchildren, Joey, Jack, Jimmy, Ryan, Timothy and Abigail. As a fixture at her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events over the years, she developed lifetime friendships with the many people she encountered. Mari-Jo was active in the community and her service was evident in the many networks and organizations she was a part of, especially the St. Sebastian’s Country Day School in Needham, where Mari-Jo was president of the Guild of St. Irene, an organization that works for the enhancement of St. Sebastian’s School through social, fundraising, and volunteer activities. She loved deeply her sons and their wives - Joseph & Jennifer, Jake & Christina, Justin & Meghan. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Harney, mother Esther Charlebois, siblings John, Dan, Patsy & Joe, and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at the Chesmore Funeral Home, 57 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton, from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, Chestnut Hill, on Friday, July 31, at 10:00 am. Please omit flowers. Donations may be made in the name of Mari-Jo C. Harney to D’Youville College Nursing Scholarship Fund, Buffalo, NY; St Sebastian’s School, Needham MA; Nativity Preparatory School, Boston and The Paraclete Academy, Boston MA.

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Incident Logs Updated today, July 27, 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.

28 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

3 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

9 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Incident Log

Sunday, July 26, 2015

9:44 pm An officer spoke with an individual on Cedar Street.

4:29 pm An officer spoke with an individual regarding a violation of a town by-law.

3:32 pm A Blueberry Lane resident reported lost property.

2:18 pm Officers responded to West Main Street for a report of a missing person.

12:00 pm An officer assisted a person on Mayhew Street.

6:35 am An officer responded to Ridge Road to check the area for suspicious activity.

5:34 am A caller from Ridge Road reported an incident of vandalism.

12:34 am Officers responded to Winter Street for a report of a missing person.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

11:20 pm An officer spoke with an operator on Main Street regarding a traffic complaint.

9:32 pm An officer checked the area of West Main Street for a report of a disturbance.

9:05 pm A resident of Leons Way reported suspicious activity. An officer checked the area with a negative find.

4:47 pm A caller complained about a motor vehicle on Cedar Street Extension. An officer checked the area with a negative find.

4:36 pm An officer issued a motor vehicle a parking citation on Wood Street.

4:31 pm A Spring Street resident reported suspicious activity.

4:13 pm An officer issued a motor vehicle a parking ticket on Rafferty Road.

3:44 pm An officer checked the area of Bridgeton Way in regards to a complaint from a resident.

1:38 pm An officer spoke with an operator on Summer Street regarding a parking complaint.

Friday, July 24, 2015

10:22 pm A caller reported finding someone's property on Hayden Rowe Street.

9:53 pm A Thayer Heights Road resident reported vandalism. An officers responded to write a report.

9:03 pm An officer assisted an individual on Briarcliff Drive.

12:33 pm A female homeowner from Lyn Path reported suspicious activity over the past few weeks by the former homeowner.

10:13 am A motorist complained about trucks blocking the roadway on Church Street. Officer Thomas Griffin responded and spoke with them.

12:45 am A resident of Andrea Drive reported seeing a suspicious motor vehicle parked on the street. Two officers responded and spoke with the operator.

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2015 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from July 20, 2015 - July 27, 2015
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
Winter Street Vascen J. Bogigian, Pamela K. Bogigian $4,800 July 27, 2015 Dennis A. Carlson, Carolyn M. Carlson,
Carolyn M. Carlson Family Trust I
14 Fenton Street Justin Davis, Hannah O. Daly $265,000 July 24, 2015 Patricia A. Grass, Irene Grass Realty Trust
3 Longwood Drive Kevin J. McCullough Jr., Elizabeth A. McCullough $642,500 July 24, 2015 Scott L. Davis, Marguerite Giguere-Davis
31 Briarcliff Drive Hari Bharat Kalagara, Lakshmi Pushyami Valluripalli $559,000 July 24, 2015 Mark K. Dickason, Linda G. Diskason,
Linda G. Dickason Nominee Trust
15 Claflin Avenue Town of Hopkinton $299,900 July 24, 2015 Raymond L. Davis, Kathleen A. Davis
11 Grove Street 11 Grove Street Properties LLC $384,200 July 23, 2015 JBJ Grove Street LLC
3 Lorigan Road Kimberley A. Emberg, Heath D. Emberg $310,000 July 22, 2015 Caitlin Ann Donnelly
29 Rocky Woods Road Girish Sheelvant, Sailaja Bandi $665,000 July 21, 2015 John L. Carroll, Carol C. Crawley
6 Canterbury Lane Ganfeng Wu, Rui Kang $828,000 July 21, 2015 Denis Schrier, Linda Schrier
5 Leman Lane unit A Stephen Hung $274,000 July 21, 2015 Alice Reilly
2 Greystone Lane Sarah Slottje, Spencer Slottje $670,000 July 21, 2015 Jared J. Welsh II, Gail E. Welsh
16 Trevor Lane unit 8 Joseph A. Litavis, Kathy-Lynne Clark $487,500 July 21, 2015 Ganfeng Wu, Rui Kang
17 Birch Hill Road LRB Acquisition LLC $220,600 July 27, 2015 Fannie Mae, Federal National Mortgage Association
15 America Boulevard unit 39D John D. Norton, Mary A. Norton $308,574 July 27, 2015 HSBC Bank USA
15 Stonybrook Drive Sergey Katalichenko, Antonina Yaskovich Katalichenko $581,000 July 24, 2015 Kenneth D. Klint, Sharon B. Klint
59 Mountaingate Road Joshua Steckler $245,200 July 22, 2015 Garrett A. Schubert, Elizabeth R. Schubert
64 Alqonquin Trail unit A Lois J. Gould $286,500 July 21, 2015 Panorea V. Pavlogou
14 Stagecoach Drive Leah Saper, Oran Bradley $442,500 July 21, 2015 Lois J. Gould, Elise Pepin, Gould Family Trust,
Keith Pepin
135-137 Concord Street Abigail J. Forshay $257,000 July 20, 2015 Kenneth R. Schafer
165 Southville Road Justin McCarthy, Elizabeth McCarthy $295,000 July 24, 2015 Karen R. Lindquist
11 Leonard Drive Donna Santamaria $381,800 July 24, 2015 Nelson Mariona, Gina Mariona
16 Wood Street Mark Guitierrez, Rebecca A. Guitierrez $540,000 July 22, 2015 Edward Watkinson, Hazel E. Watkinson
4 Blueberry Lane unit X4 Jeanne Gregory $295,000 July 21, 2015 George L. Daboul, Emma Abu Daboul-Hanna
223 Parkerville Road Ian M. Parks, Deborah M. Parks $342,000 July 21, 2015 Glenn M. Willman Jr., Sharon A. Willman
19 Brook Lane Christian Arroyo, Kristina Arroyo $335,000 July 21, 2015 Jeanne M. Gregory
65 Old Grafton Road Marc Crosier, Natalie Crosier $455,000 July 23, 2015 Troy J. McElreath, Jeanne T. McElreath


No Generation Gap Here

July 27, 2015 -  The "Awesome Brother" above shows off his moves, while another generation enjoys Twist and Shout, below, performed by the professional band Times Square at the Hopkinton Common early last evening. Choose a thumbnail to enlarge.


The Real Thing


July 26, 2015 - John Daley has recently returned from four days at the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary, a 200 square mile wildlife sanctuary created by the state of Alaska in 1967, and shares this photo, one of several he took.  The two bears are in an actual fight, Mr. Daley states. The sanctuary protects the largest concentration of wild brown bears in the world.  It is about 250 miles southwest of Anchorage and requires a float plane (and high tide) to get there.

Family  Stuff


Times Square
Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.)

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Children's entertainment with Barn Babies Petting Zoo

Heroin Trafficking, Gun Possession Charges in Taunton


On July 22, 2015 at about 11:45 p.m., Troopers Paul Dunderdale and David Walczak, assigned to the Troop D Community Action Team, were conducting an investigation on Summer Street in the city of Taunton. At that time, they were attempting to locate a suspect who had assaulted a trooper earlier in the evening. While outside of their cruiser, the troopers observed a white Chevrolet Malibu traveling slowly past their location and believed that the operator resembled the assault suspect. When the troopers attempted to make contact with this operator, he took off at a high rate of speed.

Troopers Dunderdale and Walczak caught up with the vehicle in the Mechanics Bank parking lot on Summer Street. Upon approaching the operator, the troopers observed him to engage in dangerous movements. They subsequently determined that the operator was in possession of a quantity of a substance believed to be heroin, as well as a silver, Raven Arms .25 Caliber firearm.

The operator, who was not the suspect from the previous assault, was identified as HECTOR RODRIGUEZ, 29, of Taunton. He was placed under arrest on the following charges:
1. Use of a Firearm While Committing a Felony
2. Trafficking in Heroin
3. Operating with a Suspended/Revoked Registration – Subsequent Offense
4. Speeding
5. Marked Lanes Violation

RODRIGUEZ was booked at the State Police Barracks in Middleboro and then transported to the Bristol County Jail House where he was held on $25,000.00 bail pending his arraignment in Taunton District Court.

Personal Services 
You-don't-see-this-every-day Department

July 25, 2015 - While the humans and animals were exercising and eating at Hopkinton State Park this afternoon, this ant was doing much the same, carrying the abdomen of a bee to a hideaway in the retaining wall of the dam, after struggling to balance it for transport. The other parts of the bee were nowhere to be seen.

Health and Fitness

Mary Beth (Marquedant) Korbey, 50


Mary Beth (Marquedant) Korbey passed away peacefully at home on July 25, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born May 25, 1965 to Joseph D. and Charlotte (Hazen) Marquedant, she recently celebrated her 50th birthday. She was a member of the Hopkinton High School Class of 1983, where she was a standout athlete and one of the first inductees into the Hopkinton High Athletic Hall of Fame. She attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she received a full scholarship as a walk-on point guard for the UMass Women's basketball team and graduated with a degree in sports management.

Mary has been a successful real estate broker in the Metrowest area since 1992, most recently working out of the Re/Max Executive Realty office in Hopkinton. She was a longstanding member of the Hopkinton Education Foundation where she was able to fundraise for innovative educational programs. She also gave countless hours to the Hopkinton Basketball Association where, in addition to occupying various board positions, she coached all three of her children in their recreation and travel leagues for many years. She will be remembered by her children, as well as the many dozens of other kids she coached, as an energetic, positive role model on and off the court, teaching kids as much about how to be good people as well as to be good teammates and players.

Survivors include her husband Michael with whom she would have celebrated her 24th wedding anniversary this October, her three beautiful children, Mikala, Cooper and Calli, her father Joseph D. Marquedant, her 4 brothers, David Marquedant (Kathleen), Joseph P. Marquedant (Heidi), Robert Marquedant (Lynn), Stephen Marquedant (Jeanne), her sister Carol Ouellette (Dean), the Korbey family, Kate, Mitchell Jr. (Diane), Mitchell III, Kelsey (Joseph Commare) and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins who will miss her dearly. She was predeceased by her mother Charlotte who died in 2012.

Calling hours will be handled by Chesmore Funeral Home with a wake at St. John's Parish Center located at 20 Church Street Hopkinton, MA on Tuesday, July 28th from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Church on July 29th at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be kindly accepted to the Korbey Children Support Trust, located at the Middlesex Savings Bank, 10 Main Street in Hopkinton, MA 01748.

Temporary  Surge

July 25, 2015 - It appears from the view from the HopNews webcam at 7:30 am today that all of the parking spaces within view are filled, necessitating an urban type of "space-saver" barrel in front of the Lovely Lady Salon. This photo comes on the heels of an offer by Crosspoint Associates, publicized here late yesterday afternoon, for people to use its parking lot at the former Colella's for Downtown purposes. It may have been too late for members of the Running Club, who are likely the ones filling the spaces, to learn of the offer and take advantage of it.

           Patrons of the salon are unlikely candidates for the offer, because many of them are elderly and need a nearby space. 


Anti-CVS Group Files Appeal to Board of Appeals


A press release by the anti-CVS group follows, in part:

"The No CVS Committee filed an appeal on July 23, 2015 from the issuance of a building permit to the new tenant of 61 Main Street, formerly Colella's.  The No CVS committee has also retained an attorney to represent the interests of concerned citizens during the appeal process. The next step will be the hearing before the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) scheduled for September 9th at 7:15pm."

Family  Stuff



 Positively Hopkinton

Finding Parking Inconvenient Downtown?

Park at Colella's Lot if Need Be, says Crosspoint

Crosspoint Associates, the developer that has purchased the former Colella's Supermarket and acquired a lease from CVS for 20 years, is offering to help solve a problem that they believe exists in the Downtown: not enough parking.


They are offering the former Colella's parking lot to shoppers in the Downtown, who might like to park conveniently and walk to another location in the Downtown. Please note, however, that the lights at Colella's go out at 10:00 p.m., the latest  closing time for businesses in the area. In addition, please note also that the Colella family continues to operate the liquor department.


A representative for Crosspoint said things might change once CVS opens and it is determined how many spaces they will need dedicated to people shopping there.


But for now, the invitation from Crosspoint Associates has no limit.


August 4, 2015 (5:00pm to 8:00pm)
Hopkinton Middle School

What is National Night Out?

National Night Out is an opportunity for community members of all ages to come together to strengthen neighborhood spirit, support local crime prevention, build police-community partnerships and just have fun! This is a national event happening in communities like ours.

What Does the Evening Include?

Hopkinton’s National Night Out has table exhibits, interactive safety demonstrations, food, live music, children’s games, face painting, bouncy house, dunk tank and more!

I Can’t Make It. How Can I Show My Support for Local Crime Prevention?

We’re sorry we won’t see you but there is something you can do to show your support. After the event, from 9pm to 11pm, we ask that you turn on your porch light to show Hopkinton’s solidarity in preventing crime!

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Incident Logs Updated today, July 24, 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, person, or outside Police agency.

19 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

3 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

5 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

2 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

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


Arrest Log

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

11:58 pm Officer John Corridan arrested Michael Anthony Torosian, 22, of Eastview Road, Hopkinton, on Eastview Road and charged him with Speeding, OUI Liquor, 2nd Offense and Malicious Destruction of Property Under $250.

4:27 pm Officer John Moran arrested Jose A. Delgado III, 22, of Main Street, Upton, on East Main Street and charged him with Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Marked Lanes Violatioin.

Incident Log

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

11:58 pm A resident of Eastview Road reported that their son left the house in a vehicle and was thought to be intoxicated. Two officers responded and subsequently arrested a 22 year-old male from Hopkinton and charged him with Speeding, OUI Liquor, 2nd Offense and Malicious Destruction of Property Under $250.

7:20 pm Two callers complained about youths being by the rope swing on Lakeshore Drive. Officer Peter Booth spoke with two individuals coming out of the woods who stated that they texted their friends to leave the area.

7:13 pm A Granite Street resident reported that a vehicle had been parked on his property for hours. Sgt. John Porter checked the area with a negative find.

5:46 pm A caller reported that his daughter was running on Greenwood Road and stated seeing the front door of a residence open but it appeared that no one was home. The home owner was contacted and stated that they were all home.

4:40 pm A caller from Greystone Lane reported that there was a suspicious motor vehicle across the street from him with the back window smashed out. Sgt. John Porter checked the area with a negative find.

4:27 pm A Framingham Police Officer requested to stop an erratic operator on Main Street. Sgt. John Porter granted permission and subsequently a 22 year-old male from Upton was arrested and charged him Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Marked Lanes Violation.

8:08 am A caller reported a motor vehicle accident with personal injury on Spring Street. Three officers responded to assist and advised that the operator was transported to the hospital.

6:47 am A female caller reported a road rage incident that happened earlier this morning for the second time with the same individual at the same location on West Main Street.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

10:40 pm A 911 caller from Gibbon Road reported that someone had broken into their house. Three officers responded and wrote a report.

7:28 pm A resident reported illegal dumping on Elizabeth Road. Sgt. Scott vanRaalten checked the area and advised that they were dumped next to a dumpster.

7:24 pm A Walcott Valley Drive resident reported theft of prescription drugs. Officer Peter Booth responded to write a report.

6:46 pm A caller reported that youths were trespassing at a known party spot on Lakeshore Drive. Two officers responded and removed the youths from the area.

5:34 pm Officer William Burchard spoke with a resident of Greystone Lane regarding an incident of fraud.

4:57 pm A motorist reported seeing an abandoned purse on the side of Route 85 in Milford. The Milford Police Department was notified.

3:54 pm A 911 caller reported an erratic operator on Route 495 northbound. The State Police were notified.

3:42 pm A Woodview Way resident reported having a neighbor complaint. Two officers responded and spoke with both parties involved.

3:03 pm A caller reported having an altercation with two youths at the end of Lakeshore Drive. Officer Peter Booth advised that he spoke the youths involved and issued the operator a civil infraction for no front license plate.

1:44 pm Sgt. Joseph Bennett spoke with a resident of Lakeshore Drive regarding an area at the end of the street.

1:38 pm A resident of Hillcrest Drive spoke with Officer Thomas Griffin regarding a speeding complaint.

Health and Fitness


13 year-old Bailey went out for a walk and he never came back,

His owner has a hungry heart,

If you see him, please give him a place to rest,

But he wants his home.

Call Sophia Vernovsky
  at 617-417-7691 to reunite them.

Personal Services 
Chase Begins on Route 495 in Marlborough

July 24, 2015 — Yesterday afternoon at approximately 3:02 p.m., the State Police Holden Barracks received a report from a Worcester County Deputy Sheriff of a vehicle traveling erratically and at high speeds on Interstate 495 in Marlborough and the vehicle had just exited and is now westbound on Interstate 290.

Trooper Luis Rodriguez was stationary on I-290 near exit 22 in Shrewsbury when he observed the described vehicle pass his location at a speed higher than the posted limit of 65. Trooper Rodriguez attempted to stop the vehicle, which it did not. The vehicle, a 2007 Dodge Caliber accelerated to over 100 mph, changing lanes to pass vehicles, including driving in the breakdown lane.

As the vehicle approached a congested construction zone, on I-290 near College Square in Worcester, the pursuit was terminated. The driver, later identified as NATHAN A. DORAN, 25, of Manchester New Hampshire, continued to maneuver through traffic. Other troopers then observed the vehicle on Route 20 westbound in Auburn.

As DORAN approached troopers stopped on Route 20, he exited the westbound lanes and began driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of Route 20 in the town of Oxford, approaching the Charlton town line. An attempt was made with a tire deflation device to disable the vehicle. DORAN continued westbound until troopers were able to position their cruisers until he could no longer continue traveling.

DORAN was placed under arrest. DORAN was transported to the Holden Barracks for booking. DORAN was charged with the following offenses:
2.Failure to stop for police
3.Negligent operation of a motor vehicle
4.Wanton destruction of property, over $250
5.Resisting arrest
6.Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle
7.State Highway – Wrong way violation
8.Fail to drive in the right lane
9.Marked lanes violation
10.Breakdown lane violation

DORAN was held on $1,000 bail pending his arraignment in Worcester District Court.


Historical Commission to Review Projects


Above, the so-called McFarland-Sanger House in 2009 after the installation of a new roof.


July 28, 2015 - Room 211 Town Hall

7:30 PM Stone Bridge Work Update
1. The Commission will receive an update on the work being done to the stone bridge on Route 85.

7:45 PM Toll House Update
2. The Commission will discuss any next steps based off the Preservation Massachusetts

8:00 PM McFarland-Sanger House Update
3. The commission will discuss an update on the McFarland-Sanger House.

8:15 PM Lake Whitehall Gatehouse Update
4. The commission will discuss an update on the Town accepting the Whitehall
Gatehouse and town staff with request a liaison from the HHC on this project.

8:30 PM Minutes
5. The Commission will review and approve or minutes.

8:30 PM Liaison Reports
6. a. Stone Bridge updates


Bedford Home Invasion Suspect Arraigned

WOBURN – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Bedford Police Chief Robert Bongiorno have announced that Vini Proeung, 20, of Lowell, was arraigned today in Concord District Court on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault to maim, armed and masked robbery, home invasion, use of a firearm in a felony, and possession of a firearm without a license. Judge Sabita Singh ordered Proeung held without bail until a dangerousness hearing on Tuesday, July 28, and took a motion by the Commonwealth to revoke bail in a pending Lowell District Court case under advisement.

“While this is still an active and ongoing investigation, we believe this defendant took part in a home invasion in Bedford and participated in an assault on three people who were inside,” said District Attorney Ryan. “Those victims are still recovering from their injuries which included a victim being shot.”

“This was an extremely unusual incident for Bedford. Bedford is a safe, family-oriented town that consistently ranks as one of the safest communities in the nation,” Police Chief Bongiorno said. “So when someone decides to violate the peace of the evening in our community, we will act very swiftly and aggressively to send a message that this kind of behavior will simply not be tolerated.”

On July 22, at approximately 2 a.m., the Bedford Police Department arrived at a residence on North Road in Bedford and found a man outside injured who told officers that other people were injured inside due to a home invasion. Three individuals were transported to a hospital. Officers recovered a shotgun which they believe is connected to this incident.

Proeung is the only individual who has been charged in connection with this incident.

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

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

Family  Stuff


Marion E. Burke, 92

Marion E. Burke, 92, of Connecticut and formerly of Hopkinton, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015 in Connecticut. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.


5th annual Thomas Weaver Memorial Event


You are cordially invited to join Hopkinton High School's alumni and current students for an afternoon to celebrate the memory of Tommy Weaver, an optimistic, loving, and inspirational HHS graduate who lost his battle with brain cancer in 2010. 


The 5th annual Thomas Weaver Memorial alumni lacrosse game, which will be held from 2-4pm on August 22nd at the Fruit Street Field complex in Hopkinton (66 Fruit Street), is a lacrosse match between the HHS boys varsity team and HHS alumni athletes who played on the varsity team. B+ (Be Positive!) apparel and decals will be sold at the event and admission will be $3 per person, with all proceeds going to the Thomas Patrick Weaver Memorial Fund for scholarships to benefit HHS graduates, cancer research, and support of organizations/people in need.


 We hope to see friends of Tom to share their memories and remember the great young man that he was, alumni to reconnect with fellow classmates, and those who never knew Tom - to learn about the power of a positive attitude and to see how Tom's outlook on life has affected those around him in such an incredible way! Join us for a fun day of lacrosse but, more importantly, a day of positivity!


Any questions about the event may be directed to Samuel MacDonald via email at: Samuelmcmacdonald@gmail.com"

No Injuries

July 23, 2015 - No injuries were reported in this single-car crash on Spring Street yesterday that closed the road until repairs could be completed.
Personal Services 

MSP Cruiser Believed Fired Upon


July 23, 2015 - The investigation into a gunshot believed fired at a marked State Police cruiser is ongoing.

This morning at approximately 2:20 a.m., a marked state police cruiser was on patrol in the vicinity of Forbes Road and Route 140 in the town of Foxboro, a short distance from the Mansfield line. The Trooper heard a loud noise that came from behind the cruiser as he was approaching a traffic signal. The Trooper saw a large amount of white smoke in the vicinity of the are from where he heard this noise, just several feet from the cruiser.

The Trooper reversed direction and observed a white male wearing light colored clothing in the wood line. The person stood up and ran into the woods.

A search of the area revealed discovery of the black powder rifle and other items believed to have been dropped by this subject. An extensive search of the immediate area for the suspect was conducted by the State Police, Mansfield Police and Foxboro Police with negative results.

If anyone was in that area and may have seen this person, or if they have any information in regard to this case, they are urged to call the State Police at 508-543-8550; the Foxboro Police at or 508-543-4343; or the Mansfield Police at 508-261-7301.

Health and Fitness

Retirement Party and Dinner Honoring Pat O'Brien


After 32 dedicated and honorable years of service to the Town of Hopkinton Police Department Patrick K. O'Brien is retiring. Pat has been a staple for the Hopkinton Police Department holding positions as Patrolman, Detective and Sergeant. Some feel he is our poster child too.


Please join us at the Woodville Rod and Gun Club on August 22, 2015 from 6p to 11p for a casual retirement party and dinner with a cash bar. Tickets are $18.00 per person and can be purchased from Lt. Chuck Wallace (days M-F), Sgt. Tim Brennan (midnights shift), or Officer Phil Powers (days M-F) by calling 508-497-3401 and following the options.


If you have any questions please email Sgt. Brennan at tbrennan@hopkintonpd.org .


Woman and Child Rescued on Mount Sugarloaf


July 22, 2015 - This evening, a woman and her 4-year-old child spent nearly two hours lost on Mount Sugarloaf in Deerfield before being rescued by state and local police.

The woman called 911 at about 8:00 p.m. when she became lost was unable to navigate her way off the mountain. State and local police responded to the area where she was believed to be and began sounding their sirens in an attempt to discern her location. According to the woman, the sirens sounded faint. A Massachusetts State Police helicopter responded to the area and was able to locate the woman, who signaled the helicopter using the flashlight on her cell phone.

The helicopter crew then directed state and local police to her location. The woman and her child were escorted out of the woods just before 10:00 p.m. They were both examined by South County EMS as a precautionary measure and found to be uninjured.

This rescue was a concerted effort by troopers assigned to the Shelburne Falls barracks and the State Police Airwing, members of the Deerfield, Whately, and Montague Police Departments, members of the South Deerfield Fire Department, and Shelburne Falls dispatch.

View of Mount Sugarloaf South (on left) and Mount Sugarloaf North (on right) as well as the Connecticut River from the summit of Mount Toby to the east. Photo by Ishwar.


Route 495 Near Hopkinton Line

July 22, 2015 - This car became fully engulfed Wednesday at 11:37 am on Route 495 in Milford just before the Hopkinton line. No injuries were reported.

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