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Full House

August 17, 2015 — Young and old packed Hopkinton Common for the last performance of the summer on Sunday.

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August 17, 2015 — This butterfly's last act was to find its way to the front step of the HopNews office, frozen in time, for a photograph that had been so elusive in life.

Bill's Pizza will be closed from August 15, 2015 through August 24, 2015 to Celebrate the Marriage of Vaia and Zacharias.

Smiling Faces


August 17, 2015 — Hopkinton's Ron Foisy, standing third from the left, is the finish area captain for Falmouth Road Race Director Dave McGillivray's DMSE Sports. Also pictured is Jack Leduc, a member of the Hopkinton Marathon Committee, who in addition to Falmouth, has been painting the Boston Marathon starting line since 1981. They are joined by Bob Mayette, left, and Dave McGillivray.

         Yesterday marked the 43rd running of the Falmouth Road Race with 10,000 runners taking part on a day that saw challenging temperatures.

Health and Fitness
Representative Dykema’s Annual Senior Picnic

WHAT: A celebration of the senior citizens of the 8th Middlesex District with a pasta supper, DJ, fun and games and more!

WHO: Representative Dykema and 100+ senior citizens of Hopkinton, Holliston, Southborough and Westborough.

WHY: Come enjoy an afternoon of good fun with some great people, and get a chance to chat with your State Representative.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 25th from 12-2

WHERE: Camp Carol Pavilion, Hopkinton YMCA located at 45 East Street in Hopkinton. There is an access path from the Y parking lot to the Camp Carol Pavilion which is under the trees behind the Recreational Lodge.


Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Receives Accreditation

Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Receives Accreditation from the American Correctional Association Recognition of excellence in the field of corrections awarded by the oldest, most prestigious correctional membership organization in the United States.


BILLERICA, Mass. – August 17, 2015 - For the first time in the history of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO), the agency has received accreditation from the American Correctional Association (ACA). The announcement came Sunday, August 16, after Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian and key policy and standards staff from the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office presented before the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections panel for a final accreditation decision at the ACA annual conference in Indianapolis.

“This is a monumental day for our staff and the history of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “This time last year, our office was in the midst of major change as we safely departed the Middlesex Jail in Cambridge and transitioned to the House of Correction in Billerica. Almost one year to that date, we continue to move the MSO forward by achieving this incredible milestone.”

This important recognition is bestowed upon facilities that the ACA believes are the “best of the best” in the correctional field. The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office has been working since 2011 toward accreditation, culminating in a successful audit by the ACA earlier this summer and the presentation today. The MSO earned perfect 100% scores on 374 mandatory and non-mandatory standards reviewed by ACA.

“This recognition, bestowed to us Sunday, will be a reminder to all those who enter our facility of the professional work environment we collectively strive for every day,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “This could not have been possible without the hard work, dedication and collaboration of every employee of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office.”
To learn more about the ACA Accreditation process, please follow this link to the ACA website http://goo.gl/J3jDE8 .


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Bill's Pizza will be closed from August 15, 2015 through August 24, 2015 to Celebrate the Marriage of Vaia and Zacharias.
The Apprentices

August 16, 2015 — A Disney Princess from ESL Theater gives some tips to a few of the dozens of tots who came to learn how to be princesses, too. Below, the princesses entertain and tell stories, while the Missy Maxfield Project sets up to entertain in the background.


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August 16, 2015 — The swirling whorls this turtle is about to jump into is reminiscent of the way Vincent van Gogh might have seen the nighttime sky, taken today at Legacy Farms.

Gear Up

August 16, 2015 — This great blue heron at Legacy Farms is tucking his landing gear up after takeoff, knowing his destination is several hundred feet away.

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August 16, 2015 — The entrance to the outcropping at Bloods Pond is always brilliant and inviting when the sun is in the southwestern sky.


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2015 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from July 27, 2015 - August 14, 2015
16 Hidden Brick Road Mason G Haber, Adele H Haber $839,000 Aug 14, 2015 Ronald J Campbell, Victoria B Campbell
70 Ash Street Francesco F Fiore, Meghan A Fiore $676,500 Aug 14, 2015  Mark Dattar, Jayashree, Sengupta
15 Claflin Ave Brian Briselli, Kelsey Brennan $320,000 Aug 14, 2015 Kathleen T Davis, Raymond L Davis
94 Hayward Street Cynthia Courtney $370,000 Aug 14, 2015 Francesco F Fiore, Meghan A Fiore
55 Oakhurst Road Christine M Baldiga $575,000 Aug 14, 2015 Irene Cyr
19 Appletreehill Road John B Washek Jr, Kelly A Washek $190,000 Aug 14, 2015 Stephen Nicol, Eleanor Nicol, Katy Nicol
1 Elm Street Linda Marie Agee Suarez $358,000 Aug 13, 2015 Jason L Jeffers, Marissa Jeffers
37 Wood Street 37 Wood Street Nominee Trust, Richard B Schafer Tr $380,000 Aug 12, 2015 Wendy L. Price
215 Pond Street Amy R Thomas, Peter A Thomas $1,900,000 Aug 12, 2015 Deborah E Batog Tr, Lot 2 Pond Street Realty Trust
10 Downey Place Sohrab Faramarzi, Bita Yetashenas $595,000 Aug 10, 2015 Daniel J Woodyshek, Georgina M Tonner
43 Nazneen Circle Unit B Anirudh Takkallapally, Bhavana Yadagiri $465,000 Aug 10, 2015 Gwen Altman
5 Lowell Drive #35 James Lombardi, Lisa Lombardi $400,000 Aug 10, 2015 Geoffrey E Fitts, Sandra Fitts
14 Hidden Brick Road Cole D Gillespie, Sarah L Gillespie $842,500 Aug 7, 2015 David A Freedman, Carolyn J Freedman
27 Connelly hill Road William D Recupero, Stephanie Recupero $1,149,163 Aug 6, 2015 Connelly LLC
10 Alexander Road Ryan M Kirkwood, Stacie A Kirkwood $634,600 Aug 6, 2015 Ronald H Eldridge, Marie C Eldridge
6 Sterling Drive Eric C Canty, Alyndra CAnty $736,700 Aug 6, 2015 Ellen H Daniels
21 Ryegrass Circle #92  Rajvakumanickam Selvakumaran, Sairekha Selvakumaran $635,000 Aug 5, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England
254 Hayden Rowe Street Marcos Vinicius Silva, Stephanie L Silva $315,000 Aug 4, 2015 William W Morgan, Anne F Morgan
48 Walcott Valley Drive #55 Lauren Genereux, Carl Geneeux $179,900 Aug 3, 2015 Julia Ann Gallagher
16 Crispwater Way #189 Madhavi Parimi $502,660 Aug 3, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
31 Apple Tree Hill Sumer L Genis, Jaime K Korkos $250,000 Jul 31, 2015 James A Tourangeau, Norma B Tourangeau
6 Windsong Way Emmanuel T Glace, Sonia Glace $943,897 Jul 31, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
10 Hearthstone Road Toolika Kashyap, Imran Mohammad $745,000 Jul 31, 2015 Candace Andreoni, Eric J Andreone
135 Hayden Rowe Street Joseph F Irvine Jr, Susan L Costanza $1,800,000 Jul 31, 2015 Town of Hopkinton
82 Main Street Jonathan B Schwartz, Amy Jordan Schwartz $605,000 Jul 31, 2015 Margaret M Speranza
20 Elizabeth Road Hamayon Mujeeb, Shazia Ahmed Khan $805,000 Jul 31, 2015 Eric Graham, Erin Graham
25 Connelly Hill Road Jeffry Finrock, Lisa Finrock $1,150,000 Jul 30, 2015 Connelly LLC
63 West Elm Street Jason J Rych, Carrie A Rych $475,000 Jul 30, 2015 Lori A Kotce, Lori A Nelson
218 Lumber Street Anna Hall, Edvin MArtinez $640,000 Jul 30, 2015 Danielle Bergeron, Est of Normand Bergeron
28 West Elm Street Basavaraja Sugeerappa, Mamatha Basaaraj $540,000 Jul 29, 2015 Daniel Higgins, Susan Courtney Pinnell
2 Patriots Blvd Unit 1 Isabel Marie Rogers-Belcher $370,000 Jul 29, 2015 Eruj Wahlberg, Sun Yun Walberg
13 Greenwood Road Richard Geremia, Kathryn Geremia $895,000 Jul 28, 2015 Colette M Santa Trust, Mico Nominee Tr
6 Dogwood Way #112 William J Dembbinski, Trinh T Pham-Dembinski $530,120 Jul 28, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
10 Hidden Brick Road Jared J Welsh II, Gail E Welsh $874,000 Jul 28, 2015 Hidden Brick Road Realty Tr, Thomas R Coleman Tr, Deborah S Coleman Tr
3 Rough Rider Road Kristen Haire, Andrew Haire $575,000 Jul 28, 2015 Christopher Cronin, Nancy Leet Cronin
197 Hayden Rowe Street Nathaniel Royer, Mutki Kulkarni $389,500 Jul 27, 2015 Adam Silun, Lisa, Silun
10 Gibbon Road john J Leighton, Aren Leighton $830,000 Jul 27, 2015 Barbara Berke
10 Valleywood Road Laura A Stacey, Kevin M Stacey $572,000 Jul 27, 2015 Susan Jones, Susan Bushe
14 Crispwater Way # 190 Balasubrahmanyan Budda, Lakshmi Sirisha Yallapu $520,470 Jul 27, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England LLC


I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for ICE CREAM!!!

Join the Hopkinton Moms' Group as our Annual Ice Cream Social where you can learn more about the Moms’ Group & meet other local families while the children enjoy ice cream provided by Water Fresh Farm.

When: Thursday August 20th, 5:30
RSVP: WaterFresh needs a rough head count so please contact Sara Maida at

If you can't make the event and want to learn more about our organization, please email the above email! I would love to tell you all about the HopMoms'!

RSVP: WaterFresh needs a rough head count so please contact Sara Maida at membership@hopkintonmomsgroup.org  
If you can't make the event and want to learn more about our organization, please email the above email!

I would love to tell you all about the HopMoms'! ~ Sara Maida

Health and Fitness
Hopkinton Jewelers will be open Sunday, August 16 for Tax Free Weekend from 10:00am - 2:00pm.

Bill's Pizza will be closed from August 15, 2015 through August 24, 2015 to Celebrate the Marriage of Vaia and Zacharias.
Boston Attitude


August 15, 2015 — Employees rush to make boxes to meet the demand for pizza to go, while four people from out of state here for a wedding enjoy salads to stay, and a new group walks in to take advantage of the slice offerings.

       Vinny's "New York Pizza with a Boston Attitude" has added new pizzas to the menu, and for those who have not visited for a while, check out the expanded slice pies availability as well as the  new tables and 18 new chairs for those who want their pizza fresh out of the oven, and can't wait for the ride home.


Anticipation builds for the members of the newest Massachusetts State Police Academy class

August 15, 2015 - On Monday, October 19th, trainees of the 82nd Recruit Training Troop will take their first steps on the rigorous path of becoming Massachusetts State Police Troopers. Over 200 trainees will begin the process, but not all will complete the mental and physical challenges that await.
For two days the trainees-to-be have been formed up in lines and lead into the gymnasium at the State Police Headquarters in Framingham to be fitted for uniforms they all hope to wear one day. From Mass State Police facebook.

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Man Arraigned On Assault And Battery Charge In Framingham

WOBURN – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced that Thomas Benjamin, 48, was arraigned in Framingham District Court today on a charge of assault and battery causing serious bodily injury.

Judge Douglas Stoddart set bail at $100,000 cash and ordered the defendant to stay away from, and avoid contact with, the victim. The next court hearing for Benjamin is scheduled for Monday, September 14.

At approximately 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, August 13, Framingham Police responded to a report of an injured man located in the area of 60 Concord Street, Framingham. The victim was transported to MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. The victim displayed major facial trauma and was suffering from subarachnoid hemorrhage. The victim was transported to Tufts Medical Center in Boston where he underwent surgery.

The Framingham Police Department and the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office are investigating this incident.

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Jess S. Palmer, 73


Jess S. Palmer, 73, died suddenly August 10, 2015 in Framingham. He was the husband of the late Muriel Anne (McKenna) Palmer, who died January 4, 2006. Born in New York, NY, he was the son of Jess J. and Marion O. (Bolster) Palmer.

He was a graduate of Admiral Farragut Academy in Pine Beach, New Jersey. He served active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1959 to 1963, principally aboard the U.S.S. Kidd (DD-661). He earned his undergraduate degree from Bentley University and earned his MBA from Babson College, and had a long and successful career in corporate finance.

He enjoyed the stock market and giving sage advice to anyone who would listen.

He is survived by his son J. Brian Palmer and his wife, Marci, and grandchildren Sean Martin and Meghan Muriel, all of North Grafton. He leaves his sisters Loretta Band and her husband Richard of Peabody and Susan Johnson and her husband Michael of Johnstown, NY, and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Judith Carter of Johnstown, NY.

Memorial calling hours will be held Tuesday, August 18, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, North Grafton. Private burial in Evergreen Cemetery will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lance Corporal Eric Paul Valdepeñas Scholarship Fund at the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts, 121 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 01003.


Bill's Pizza will be closed from August 15, 2015 through August 24, 2015 to Celebrate the Marriage of Vaia and Zacharias.

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Incident Logs Updated today, August 13, 2015

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-2323

Most recent incidents first


The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

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

 31 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

   2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

   0 Parking violations 

   1 Motor vehicle accidents without personal injury. 

   1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

9:24 pm Officer Arthur Schofield responded to the  report of a large dead fish in a tree on Spring Street. He removed it.

9:03 am Several officers checked Wild Road following the report of a male sitting in the middle of the road with his eyes closed. He was gone on arrivl


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

12:01 am A female who was reported to be walking around the Pleasant Street neighborhood shining a flashlight was located at her residence and checks okay.

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Three Teens Uninjured
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August 13, 2015 — According to firefighters on scene, the three male teen occupants of this vehicle, including the driver, were uninjured when the vehicle went off the road and onto a stone wall, narrowly missing a telephone pole, against which it came to rest gently. There were no skid marks on the roadway. The air bags activated.

           Winching the vehicle backward, dragging it against the pole, resulted in further damage. Mouse-over the image to see the result. 


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Thoroughly Modern MIllie

Don't miss the final weekend of Enter Stage Left Theater's Thoroughly Modern Millie! Tickets are available for the Friday and Saturday show at the door and online at www.hopartscenter.org/performances  .

Thoroughly Modern Millie–Summer Stock
August 7-8 & 14-15 (7:30 p.m.)
Forget about the boy when a small town girl searches for a new life in the bright lights of 1920’s New York City. The winner of six TONY Awards including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie was the 2002 season’s most awarded new show on Broadway! New music by Jeanine Tesori. New lyrics by Dick Scanlan. Book by Dick Scanlan and Richard Henry Morris. Original story and screenplay by Richard Morris for Universal Pictures Filmoan.
Hopedale High School

Sunday, August 16, Noon: Center/Welzel Trails walk

Click on image above to see recent video of Art on the Trail.

We'll be exploring two new sections of the crown jewel of Hopkinton's trails, the Center Trail. We start on the recently completed restoration of the section that runs from Chamberlain Street to the Loop Road. Then we'll follow the trail along the Loop Road, reenter the woods and continue nearly to the other end (approaching Main Street and Hopkinton Lumber), where the new Andy Welzel trail loops down to explore the ravine. After checking out the new path, we'll retrace our steps back to Chamberlain.

The Center Trail Art Walk is underway, so we'll see a variety of artwork and sculpture along the trail.

We'll begin the walk at the trailhead on Chamberlain. There's limited parking there along the street, or you can park in Lot K on the Loop Road (just past Hopkins School), and walk the short distance along the trail to Chamberlain. ~ TrailsClub


Charges Filed Against Driver Who Struck Tow Operator In Middleboro

August 13, 2015 - DAVID MASCARENHAS of Dorchester has been identified as the 29-year-old driver of the 2008 Honda Civic that struck a tow truck operator on Route 495 in Middleboro early Sunday morning. The tow truck operator was outside his truck assisting with a disabled motor vehicle when he was struck.

MASCARENHAS has been charged with the following:

1) Negligent Operation Of A Motor Vehicle
2) Failure To Change Lane For An Emergency Vehicle
3) Marked Lanes Violation
4) Speeding



 Roadwork is scheduled to begin on the following streets. Work hours will be approximately 7am-4pm on less otherwise noted.

Thursday August 13th – Main St – From Hopkinton Lumber to West Main St. 9am-3pm.

Friday August 14th – Wood St – From Rocky Woods Rd to the Westboro line.
                                      Teresa Rd – From Nicholas Rd to Alexander Rd.

Monday August 17th – Wood St – From Elm St to the first Rt. 495 bridge.
                                          Meserve St – Full length
Tuesday August 18th – Wilson St – 1500’ North of East Main St to Smiths Mill. ROAD

Please expect delays and seek alternate routes when possible. More updated notices will be posted as needed.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during these needed projects.

Mike Mansir
Highway Manager

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Expanded Volunteer Opportunities at
Milford Regional Medical Center

  MILFORD – Volunteer opportunities are growing at Milford Regional Medical Center!
If you have a few hours a week to give, are friendly and outgoing, want to give back to your community, consider volunteering at Milford Regional.
Some of the volunteer needs include visitor escort, lobby information, emergency department volunteer, wheelchair escorts and gift shop assistance.
Milford Regional has a particular need for volunteers to serve as emergency department visitor escorts. In this role, volunteers escort visitors from the emergency room lobby to see their family member who is a patient. Each shift is three hours, and shifts are available late morning, afternoon, evening and night any day of the week. This role is ideal for anyone looking to add steps to their day as it entails a lot of walking.
To apply, download a volunteer application at www.milfordregional.org   and return it to Volunteer Services, or email Elaine Willey at ewilley@milreg.org .
All volunteers are screened and must provide character references and complete a criminal background check.

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Lowell Man Arraigned On Armed Robbery And Rape Charges
Allegedly lured victims over internet sex meeting site

WOBURN – August 11, 2015 - Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Tewksbury Chief of Police Timothy Sheehan have announced that Christian Cepeda-Ortiz, 22, of Lowell, was arraigned in Lowell District Court today on charges of armed kidnapping with sexual assault, armed robbery, aggravated rape, armed assault with intent to rob, and witness intimidation.

Judge Ellen Caulo scheduled a 58A dangerousness hearing for Monday, August 17.

“The defendant allegedly used online services to target victims,” said District Attorney Marian Ryan. “Anyone who answers online ads should take the same precautions they would for meeting any stranger. The proliferation of websites like Backpage.com  has enabled predators to pinpoint potential victims. One of our concerns at this point, is whether others may have suffered similar abuses.”

“I want to emphasize how dangerous posting on these sites like Backpage.com can be. Unfortunately many people underestimate the risks that are involved. I am very proud of the work done by the Tewksbury officers involved in this case,” said Chief Sheehan.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 8, Tewksbury Police responded to a reported robbery at The Holiday Inn on Highwood Drive. They learned that two victims had made arrangements to meet with the defendant during their meeting the defendant allegedly robbed the victims at knifepoint before fleeing.

Authorities also believe that the defendant is connected to a June 30 incident at a Motel 6 in Tewksbury where a female victim communicated with the alleged defendant through Backpage.com, and was subsequently sexually assaulted and robbed at knifepoint.

The Tewksbury Police Department and the Middlesex District Attorney’s office are now conducting a joint investigation into these matters.

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

The prosecutor assigned to this case is Suzanne Kontz. The Victim Witness Advocate assigned to this case is Kathleen Keefe.

The detectives involved are Tewksbury Detective Brian Farnum and Detective Ed Jackman. Anyone who may have information regarding these or similar incidents is asked to call Tewksbury detectives, at 978-851-7373.If you wish to remain anonymous please call the Tip Line @ 978-851-0175 or send an email to tewks_detectives@tewksbury-ma.gov


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Incident Logs Updated today, August 11, 2015

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-2323

Most recent incidents first



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.

 54 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

   5 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

   2 Parking violations 

   2 Motor vehicle accidents without personal injury. 

   4 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.


Arrest Log

Monday, August 10, 2015

11:46 Officers stopped 59 year-old Sidney C Kimhan of Dilla Street in Milford on Cedar street for Speeding in Violation of Special Regulation, and subsequently arrested him for OUI Liquor


Incident Log

Sunday, August 9, 2015

11:03 pm Officer Philip Powers received an anonymous tip on an underage drinking party on Donna Pass. Officer Linda Higgins reported all quiet with four vehicles in driveway.

6:29 pm Dispatcher observed on camera  a grey sedan pull into headquarters cruiser parking area and take photos of vehicles in the lot. Three responding officers could not locate the vehicle.

1:54 pm Individual complained of being inconvenienced by large motorcycle ride that began at Perkin-Elmer and suggested that in the future a large banner could be hung ahead of time warning residents of the upcoming disruption of traffic.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

4:27 pm A School Street resident complained that a construction crew was working outside of allowable hours. Officer William Burchard advised the crew of the bylaw and shut them down.

2:20 pm An individual walked into the station inquiring about having his friends park at 85 Main Street while attending his gathering. He was advised that the property is posted with signs, but that the CVS parking lot is available to the public.

7:47 am A wallet was found on Cedar Street. Owner notified.

6:10 am Sgt. Timothy Brennan investigated a larceny on Ledgestone Drive.

Friday, August 7, 2015

8:44 pm A caller reported losing a wallet on Rafferty Road.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

11:20 pm A caller returning home saw four individuals running from her yard, and found her home egged. Parents of the youths were notified.

7:31 pm Officer Matthew McNeil spoke with a Hayden Rowe Street individual and issued a second verbal warning for noise.

2:27 pm A caller informed that a tree was cut at Ralph and Emma Drive and thrown in his yard.

11:58 am A caller reported that vehicles parked while attending a party on Westcott Drive impeded her ability to enter an exit her driveway safely, and her mail was not delivered, presumably as a result. She got no results from speaking the resident, but following Officer William Burchard's visit and subsequent conversation with the party house, the vehicles were moved.

Photo from HPD Twitter: Training Officer Thomas Griffin, Officer/Graduate Hontzeas, Chief Edward Lee.


Agreement Signed for Pulte to Build 425 More Homes
Legacy Farms Road North to be completed by Thanksgiving

August 11, 2015 — Roy MacDowell, manager of Legacy Farms, and  Reid Blute, Vice-President of Land Acquisition for Pulte Homes announced jointly today that the parties have signed an agreement for Pulte to build 425 homes on the North side of Legacy Farms. The homes will be attached and detached condo-style homes, and will include no single family homes.

        "We want to minimize competing with ourselves," said Mr. Blute today in the Pulte sales office with Mr. MacDowell. He said new architecture will differentiate the homes from the 275 being built on the South side of the development.

        "Eventually, people will be selling their homes [on the South side], and we don't want to be selling the same product, only new, on the other side of the street.

        "We put a lot of work into the developing of the plans. If a design is not functional and livable,  people are not going to buy," he said.

        Mr. MacDowell added that  he is about to tear down property at 83 East Main Street, and is seeking a commercial use, such as a restaurant. He also added that Hawthorne Senior Living is progressing well, but there is another 6 acres of land at that site that is also available for use.

        He said a local restaurant would go well there, too. 

        Mr. Blute said the target for breaking ground on Legacy Farms North is springtime.

        Neither man would divulge the price of the land, which will be developed in parcels over time.

        However, if past is prologue, the purchase price will be public record and will be reported on these pages in near real time.

       NOTE: Photo above is of existing interior of Pulte model home next to sales office.

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