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September28, 20015 — HHS student Jonathan Goldberg shares a photo he took during last night's lunar eclipse.

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Incident and Arrests Updated today, September 28, 2015

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


   Summary

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

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

35 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

3 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

3 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

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


Arrest Log

Sunday, September 27, 2015

6:09 pm Officer Arthur Schofield arrested Kathleen Patricia Kerrigan, 59, of Central Street, Holliston, on Clinton Street and charged her with OUI Liquor.

11:20 am Officer Matthew McNeil arrested Charles Edward Knowles, 46, of Cross Road, Uxbridge, on Chestnut Street for a Warrant.


Saturday, September 26, 2015

3:29 pm Officer John Moran arrested Mikhail Fasha Arakelyan, 31, of VFW Parkway, Boston, on Wilson Street and charged him with Possession of Class A Substance and Possession of Class E Substance.


Incident Log

Sunday, September 27, 2015

9:05 pm Officer John Moran spoke with a resident who reported getting suspicious phone calls.

8:22 pm Multiple callers reported that two horses were walking loose in the area of Saddle Hill Road. Two officers responded and stated that they returned on their own.

6:09 pm A 911 caller reported that a motor vehicle hit a large rock outside of her home on Clinton Street. Two officers responded and subsequently arrested a 59 year-old female from Holliston and charged her with OUI Liquor.

5:58 pm A caller reported being locked in at an East Main Street business. Officer Arthur Schofield responded and advised that the driver got stuck while attempting to drive around the gate. A tow truck was called and a key holder unlocked the gate.

5:58 pm A caller requested information on dealing with identity theft.

5:33 pm Two officers responded to Route 495 to assist the Fire Department with a motor-home fire.

12:24 pm A resident of Hillcrest Drive reported that a red vehicle keeps speeding up and down the street and would like extra police checks of the area.

11:20 am Officer Matthew McNeil stopped a motor vehicle on Chestnut Street and subsequently arrested a 46 year-old male from Uxbridge for a Warrant.

10:11 am A Valentine Road resident complained about postal trucks speeding through the neighborhood and stated that officers could use their driveway to run radar.

8:25 am A caller reported loud construction on Pond Street. Two officers spoke with the crew and advised that they will be shutting down.


Saturday, September 26, 2015

11:59 pm A motorist reported an erratic operator on West Main Street. Officer John Corridan checked the area and followed the vehicle until exit 20 on Route 495.

11:21 pm A resident complained about loud music from a party on First Road. Sgt. Timothy Brennan spoke with the home owner who turned down the music.

9:45 pm A 911 caller reported that a woman climbed down from Route 495 and was lying on the wall by the side of Fruit Street. When asked if she was alright she stated that she was fine and was just waiting for a ride. Officer Philip Powers checked the area with a negative find.

3:29 pm A motorist reported seeing a suspicious person walking on Wilson Street with a heavy backpack on who then veered off into the woods when he saw her. Two officers responded and subsequently arrested a 31 year-old male from Boston and charged him with Possession of Class A Substance and Possession of Class E Substance.

1:58 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Matthew McNeil regarding credit card fraud.

12:25 pm Two officers spoke with a resident of Priscilla Road regarding a neighbor dispute.

12:12 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil spoke with a walk-in in regards to his neighbor cutting down trees on his property.

6:27 am A resident of Parker Point Road reported hearing gunshots since 6:00am this morning. Two officers responded and were able to hear the gunshots but could not determine where they were coming from.

1:51 am Sgt. Timothy Brennan spoke with an individual who was on a skateboard on Legacy Farms South.


Friday, September 25, 2015

10:24 pm A 911 caller reported an erratic operator crossing into Milford on Hayden Rowe Street. The Milford Police Department was notified.

8:43 pm Five officers responded to a fight at the high school football game and advised that one individual was transported to the hospital.

3:39 pm A caller reported that water was pooling on North Mill Street. Two officers checked the area and spoke with a company who was draining a swimming pool.

7:53 am A detail officer reported a minor motor vehicle accident with personal injury to a bystander on Wood Street. Two officers responded to assist.

5:07 am A 911 caller from Valleywood Road reported that a suspicious vehicle pulled over to the side of the street and left the vehicle running. Three officers responded and spoke with the operator.

Health and Fitness

 

Now, Pharmacy Delivery!

 

Since 1954, Hopkinton Drug has been a caring community partner in this historic New England town. We are a multi-faceted state of the art compounding and retail pharmacy with a national presence. Our compounding facility prepares the highest quality prescription compounded medications for our local clients as well as those nationwide.

 

Our Pharmacy is a hidden jewel, a unique and special store that offers an amazing array of products and services that you won’t find anywhere else. Whether it’s a compounded medication, a regular prescription or an over the counter product, you can feel comfortable knowing that our staff is highly trained, friendly and will always take the time to answer your questions. Here at Hopkinton Drug we are dedicated to your health and well-being.

If you you’d like to know more about one of our many services, call or stop by and see us today!

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Rend Collective is a community-based worship band from Ireland. Their music is engaging, celebratory and imaginative. This October they will be on tour, and they are coming to Faith Community! On October 1st, they will be here for an evening of worship including their most renowned song "Build Your Kingdom Here." You can learn more about Rend Collective on their website, www.rendcollective.com . Don't wait to purchase your tickets, two other New England shows on this tour have already sold out!

 

Purchase your ticket online now through The Lighthouse Events http://thelighthouseevents.com/show/rend-collective/

Faith Community Church
146 East Main Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748
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Paul Francis McCormack

 

Paul Francis McCormack of Milford MA, died on 25 September 2015 after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Beverly (Quattrochio) McCormack.

Son of D. Joseph and M. Lillian (McDonough) McCormack, he was born in Milford. He attended St. Mary Grammar School and High School, graduating in 1948. Also a graduate of Providence College in 1952. He completed a Master’s Degree at Assumption College in 1962.

After college, entered the U.S. Army and attended the Army Language School in Monterrey, CA, and was stationed in Lubeck, Germany, with the Army Security Agency.

He married Beverly Quattrochio on 23 November 1957.

In 1956 he began teaching at Hopkinton High School and in the early 1960s initiated one of the first language programs for Russian on the high school level in the United States. In 1968 he was appointed Chairman of the Foreign Language Department at Hopkinton High School. Also, during his time at Hopkinton he served as the junior high and later the varsity baseball coach. He retired in 1992 after 36 years in the classroom at Hopkinton High School.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Beverly, and three sons, Fr. Michael McCormack, O.P., of Washington, D.C., Patrick J. McCormack of Milford, and Thomas P. McCormack of Conway, N.H., 9 nieces and nephews, and 1 grandson. A sister, Jean M. Hauglie, died in 1978.

His funeral, with Military Honors will be held Thursday (October 1st) at 10am from the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress Street, Milford MA followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 7 East Main Street, Milford MA. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Visiting hours are Wednesday (September 30th) from 4:00-7:00 PM, during which a Prayer Service will be held at 5:30 PM.
Visit www.edwardsmemorialfuneralhome.com  for condolence book.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dominican Community, 487 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20017.

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Life of Tired Driver Saved by Attenuator

 

 

 

September 27, 2015 - At 7:45 a.m. this morning a 23-year-old woman from Providence fell asleep while traveling on Route 95 southbound in Attleboro. The 2015 Subaru she was driving drifted off the road and struck the attenuator at the beginning of a guardrail section.

 

These crash attenuators are designed to absorb impacts from vehicles and this one did its job perfectly. If this vehicle had struck a tree or another driver, it is likely a trooper would have been knocking on a door with devastating news for her parents.

 

A reminder to us all that driving tired can have deadly consequences.

 

Take a break for safety sake.

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Westwood 22, Hopkinton 20

Hopkinton Hillers lost a heart breaker on Friday night, losing to Westwood 22 20. The Hillers held a 20-0 lead in the 2nd half but came out on the losing end. Jake Kelleher threw two touchdowns to Jack Vaccari and Sam Lehman added another on a 3 yard run. The Hillers look to get back on the winning track when they travel to Medway next Friday for another TVL Large clash.

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Annual Gathering


September 26, 2015 - Above are a few of the approximately 200 Canada geese who gather each fall at Bloods Pond before they disappear for the next season.

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Crosspoint Slows Down?

by Robert Falcione

September 26, 2015 - A group of motorcyclists, New England Riders, decided to stop at Snappy Dogs for some hot dogs and shtick from Teresa and Lisa on Saturday afternoon. They are seen parked in the parking lot of the former Colella's Supermarket now owned by Crosspoint Associates, a development company, which has, by their own account, leased retail space to CVS for 20 years.

       In a public relations battle for the hearts and minds of Hopkinton residents, Crosspoint has publicly offered Downtown shoppers the use of their lot following the erection of signs at Hopkinton Drug limiting their parking to customers only, and only while they are shopping there. On nearly the same day the signs went up at Hopkinton Drug, people witnessed similar no-parking signs being removed by employees of Crosspoint Associates from their very own lot.

       Hopkinton Drug's action resulted from the addition of 36 customer seats inside, and another dozen or so undocumented seats added to the outside, at two businesses on the adjacent property, with no corresponding addition to the parking inventory of those businesses. According to Hopkinton Drug, the customers of the newly expanded businesses were taking their prime parking spots.

       Crosspoint also has a space in their building reserved for a package store that is expected to transfer the liquor license from the holder of Colella's license, which is no longer being used by the market, because they have removed their inventory of alcoholic beverages and stopped doing business. According to people associated with Crosspoint, a tenant has been agreed upon, but no action is expected to be finalized during the appeal process.

       A group of residents has filed an appeal of the CVS building permits with the Board of Appeals claiming that CVS is a health care facility, which is banned from Downtown zoning. However, walk-in health care is specifically excluded from uses CVS documented with the Planning Department for this location.

        Among the original signers of the appeal was Mike Patel of Country Farms, who has since removed himself from the appeal, leaving no abutters, people with standing, on the list.

       After Mr. Patel removed himself, abutters Hopkinton Drug owner Dennis Katz and 20 Grove Street resident attorney Jason Mahon, have submitted for addition to the list of appellants. Considering the validity of the new arrivals will likely be the first order of business when the Public Hearing resumes as expected on October 7, 2015.

        There has been little or no activity by people in the building trades at the Crosspoint property, according to witnesses, for an extended period of time. Crosspoint's public relations company is expected to get back to HopNews on the reasons why. 

        It is common practice for the subject of an appeal to refrain from construction of anything detailing the business under appeal, although they often perform generic improvements. Crosspoint has been warned by the Building Department that any changes they make after the filing of the appeal is done at their own peril.

NOTE: Snappy Dogs will be appearing at Weston Nurseries on Sunday during their Customer Appreciation Weekend.

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Andrew Foster Payson, 51

 

HOPKINTON - Andrew Foster Payson, 51, died Wednesday, September 23, 2015 in his favorite place, Kennebunk, Maine. He was a 1986 graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he met his beloved wife and true partner in life, Kim. In 2002 he completed his Master’s in Business Administration at Babson College. Drew spent fourteen years of his career with Kronos in Chelmsford, MA and has worked for Mercer in Norwood, MA for the last five years.

 

A proud father of two and devoted husband, Drew resided in Hopkinton, MA for the last 17 years. Drew dedicated himself to his family, always putting time together and family vacations ahead of all else. He took great pride in his children’s passions from childhood to adulthood, cheering them on at a cappella concerts, building hovercrafts in the garage and even adopting his son-in-law’s passion for Syracuse sports. Over the last three years, Drew spent countless happy weekends in his favorite Maine escape with his family: Kennebunk. From hiking, to biking, to kayaking, to surfing, to running, to skiing, Drew never let a beautiful day pass him by. He lived every day with purpose and cherished every opportunity to spend time with his wife and children.

 

Drew will be remembered for his commitment to his family and his passion for life.

 

Drew leaves behind his wife, Kim (Gromko) Payson of Hopkinton; daughter Deanna and her husband Bill Spaulding of Weymouth, MA; son, Ken Payson of Seattle, WA; his mother, Barbara Payson, and brother, Chris Payson, of North Attleboro as well as nieces and a nephew. Drew is preceded in death by his father, Richard K. Payson.

 

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton, MA. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Holliston. There are no calling hours. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, Hopkinton.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, a cause Drew was passionate about in memory of the great care his father and father-in-law received there: https://secure.massgeneral.org/cancer#.VgYB32RViko .

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Selectmen Approve Town Manager Appointments

  

September 26, 2015 - On Tuesday, the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen approved Town Manager staff appointments to the new Joint Dispatch Center.

1. Nicole Corsi; 2. Timothy Desmuele; 3. Cynthia Valovcin; and 4. Braedyn Luiz.

 

The center is co-located Police Headquarters and will be dispatching for the Fire Department as well very soon.

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Incident and Arrests Updated today, September 25, 2015

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


   Summary

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

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

29 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

3 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

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


Arrest Log

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

6:37 pm Officer John Moran arrested Samuel Jacob Justice, 34, of Wood Street, Hopkinton, on Wood Street and charged him with Breaking and Entering Daytime for a Felony, Malicious Destruction of Property Over $250 and Larceny From a Building.

4:15 pm Officer John Moran arrested Walter Parfitt, 41, of Broad Street, Pascoag, RI, on West Main Street for two Warrants and also charged him with Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended, Subsequent Offense.


Incident Log

Thursday, September 24, 2015

7:18 pm A caller from Elm Street reported losing his wallet yesterday.

7:09 pm A resident reported that a suspicious man was running, jumping and laying on grass on Frostpane Lane. Two officers checked the area and spoke with a youth who was wearing a gillie suit.

5:30 pm A caller reported that several vehicles were speeding on Jordan Road. Two officers responded and spoke with an operator.

4:07 pm Officer William Burchard spoke with a student on Pond Street who took the wrong school bus.

2:56 pm Sgt. Joseph Bennett spoke with an individual regarding needle drop off.

9:34 am A motorist reported that a construction crew was doing work on Wood Street without a detail officer. Officer John Corridan responded to assist.

9:26 am A resident of Winter Street reported that a white van pulled up to her residence, while she was waiting with her child for the school bus, and asked to take the child to school. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and wrote a report.

7:38 am A caller from Walcott Street reported that a neighbor was videotaping her employees as they were getting ready for work. Officer John Corridan responded to speak with them.

6:59 am Three officers responded to Spring Street for a motor vehicle accident with personal injury. The operator was transported to the hospital.

6:46 am Multiple callers reported hearing gunshots in the area of East Street. The Holliston Police Department was notified.


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

6:37 pm Two officers spoke with an individual regarding a previous incident and subsequently arrested a 34 year-old male from Hopkinton and charged him with Breaking and Entering Daytime for a Felony, Malicious Destruction of Property over $250 and Larceny From a Building.

5:45 pm A caller reported that a youth was driving a dirt bike erratically up and down Smith Road. Officer William Burchard checked the area with a negative find.

5:44 pm A caller reported that a suspicious motor vehicle was parked near the State Park. Officer William Burchard checked the area with a negative find.

5:02 pm The State Police were notified of an erratic operator on Route 495.

4:15 pm Officer John Moran responded to assist with a motor vehicle that was blocking traffic on West Main Street and subsequently arrested a 41 year-old male from Pascoag, RI for two Warrants and also charged him with Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended, Subsequent Offense.

2:21 pm Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with a walk-in regarding a neighbor harassing them.

2:11 pm Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with a couple who was having a verbal argument in a West Main Street parking lot.

1:57 pm Officer William Burchard spoke with the operator of a box truck who was creating a traffic hazard on Saddle Hill Road.

10:38 am A caller reported that the operator of a motor vehicle was driving erratically on Main Street and appeared to be smoking marijuana. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and subsequently issued the operator a citation for possession of less than one ounce.

2:01 am Three officers responded to Glen Road for a report of suspicious activity.


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

4:03 pm A walk-in reported receiving strange text messages.

3:37 pm Officer Arthur Schofield came upon a bus pulled over on the side of Downey Street and advised that the driver was just speaking with the youths.

2:30 pm A 911 caller reported that her daughter was home alone on Breakneck Hill Road and stated that someone was trying to break into their house. Two officers responded and spoke with her.

1:47 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Stephen Buckley regarding possible internet fraud.

9:08 am A caller complained about a bus drivers speed while transporting children around town.

8:26 am Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with the driver of a school bus on Ash Street.

Central Place Drawing Re-designed

September 25, 2015 - Last season, Greg Mazur, owner of MNR Realty LLC, informed the Planning Board that his approved project at 42 Main Street, Central Place, would be scaled down to a one story building, which was originally approved for two stories above ground and one below. Mr. Mazur is expected to present his new plan, drawn up by Hopkinton's own Gorman Lewis Richardson Architects and J. D. Marquedant & Associates, to the Planning Board on Monday. The project appears to keep about 35 parking spaces, and proposes to add several spaces to the opposite side of Walcott Street.

        Mr. Mazur recently purchased the adjacent property at 30-34 Main Street, stripped it to skin and bones, and refurbished the building inside and out to the delight and approval of Hopkinton residents. The name of the new project, Central Place, is an apparent nod to the building, the Central  House, which formerly occupied the space at 42 Main.

        Sidewalk construction will begin on Monday, September 28th. This construction will develop sidewalks in the following areas:

1. West Main Street from Whalen to Lumber

2. Ash Street from Hearthstone to Blueberry

3. Wood Street from Elm to Proctor

 

There should only be minor inconveniences to traffic flow. We do apologize for any inconveniences you may encounter.

 

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we complete this important work!

 

Sincerely,

John K. Westerling, Director of Public Works

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Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian Comments on State Senate’s Vote
Legislation removes barrier to successful re-entry for individuals

“I applaud the State Senate for their unanimous vote to repeal automatic license suspensions for those convicted of non-driving drug offenses. The law currently on the books, while well-intentioned, has inadvertently created barriers to employment, health care and substance abuse treatment all of which are critical components for successful re-entry. Removing this hurdle will make re-entry easier, reducing recidivism and increasing public safety."

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Stepping Up


September 24, 2015 — Vice-Chair of the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen John Coutinho dispensed with any complaining phone calls, but instead took it upon himself to trim shrubs by the Veterans Memorial and the Memorial Gazebo today.

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Former Selectman Hits 70

 

September 24, 2015 - Hitting 70 may be Dick Gooding's golfing score, but today it is his age on his birthday, according to a message from a loving family member, and confirmed by Facebook itself.

          The former Hopkinton Selectman, HHS athlete and graduate, West Point graduate and a US Army Captain in Vietnam, was active in Hopkinton politics, and mentioned as a possible candidate for Town Manager during the Town Charter development process. Mr. Gooding was also involved with the Hopkinton Republican Town Committee, Governor Romney's fundraising, and American Legion Post  202.

            After a few recent years of nomadic regional moves, Mr. Gooding and his wife, the former Judy Bowker, whose Hopkinton pedigree gives him Townie status by marriage, have settled in Atlanta.

            HopNews thanks him for contributing his insightful commentary, unquestioned integrity and quick wit during the early days of our publication.

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Incident and Arrests Updated today, September 21, 2015

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Summary  

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

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

9 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.


Incident Log

Monday, September 21, 2015

6:54 pm A caller reported getting a call from an elderly woman who “needed help” then hung up after stating that she had the wrong number. He requested a well being check on her.

6:46 pm A caller reported an erratic operator on East Main Street. Officer John Moran responded and located the vehicle parked without an operator nearby.

5:59 pm Officer Arthur Schofield checked the area of Clinton Street for a report of four gunshots but did not hear anything suspicious.

9:37 am A walk-in stated that someone ripped out his mailbox today.

7:20 am A caller reported that a motor vehicle was driving erratically on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer John Corridan responded and spoke with the operator.

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John J. Fleming, Jr., 87

John J. Fleming, Jr., 87, of Hopkinton formerly of Hopedale and Milford passed away Sun. September 20, 2015 in his home with his family by his side. He was the husband of Barbara (Laitinen) Fleming.

John had been a national sales manager for Pericomp Corporation in Natick for 20 years before retiring. Previous to that he had worked with Mohawk Data Sciences in Herkimer, NY, Analex Corporation in Boston, and the Yellow Pages in New Orleans, LA.

He was born February 10, 1928 in Salem, the son of the late John J. Fleming and Gertrude (Walke) Fleming. John was a graduate of Lynn English High School in Lynn, class of 1945 and received his BA in Accounting from Northeastern University, class of 1953. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII.

John and his wife Barbara observed their 60th wedding anniversary this past January.

He was a longtime member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Milford and was a Junior and Senior Warden at the church as well as a choir member. John was a member of the Elk Lodge in Woonsocket, RI and New Smyrna Beach, FL. He was on the board of the Laurelwood Condominiums and was also an active member of the Hopedale Country Club. In the winters John and his wife, Barbara would live in New Smyrna Beach, Fl, while in Florida he was a member at the St. Peter the Fisherman Episcopal Church.

In addition to his wife Barbara, he is survived by his daughters, Gail E. and her husband David Kemp of Ormond Beach, FL, and Kathleen C. and her husband Roderick Towner of Hopkinton; a brother, Robert and his wife Frances Fleming of Beverly; four grandchildren, Jessica B. Kemp, Ryan D. Kemp, Roderick F. Towner and Timothy F. Towner; a nephew, Robert F. and his wife Cyndi Fleming, Jr., and a niece Patricia A. and her husband Steven Spinazola. He was predeceased by his son, John J. Fleming, III.

Visiting hours will be held Fri. September 25, 2015 from 4-7 PM in the BUMA-SARGEANT FUNERAL HOME, 42 Congress St., Milford.


A Celebration of life with Eucharist will be held Sat. September 26, 2015 at 10 AM in the Trinity Episcopal Church, 17 Congress Street, Milford.

Burial with Full Military Honors will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery, Cedar St, Rte. 85, Milford. In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be made to the Trinity Episcopal Church, 17 Congress Street, Milford, MA 01757.

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Trails Club Walk
Saturday, September 26, 10AM
Legacy Farms


Legacy Farms trails exploration. We'll walk a variety of trails, new and old, in and around the south section of Legacy Farms. Meet at the Pulte Homes office (One Legacy Farm South GPS: 88 East Main Street Hopkinton, MA 01748.)
Deputy Fire Chief Stephen T. Slaman Receives Accreditation Through the
Massachusetts Fire Services Commission

  

The Massachusetts Fire Service Commission granted accreditation to Deputy Fire Chief Stephen T. Slaman (File photo) of the Hopkinton Fire Department on 15 September 2015 who has demonstrated the required fire service experience, education, and certifications for accreditation.

This accreditation is granted through the Massachusetts Fire Service Commission, a gubernatorial appointed board that has established a process for uniform credentialing for the level of fire chief. Everett Fire Chief David Butler, who serves as chair of the commission says, “The program establishes requirements based on education, training and experience in areas relevant to serving as fire chief. It establishes benchmarks for training in fire and emergency service management so that chiefs may be better prepared to serve their department and their community.” The applicant’s documentation is reviewed by a subcommittee of the Massachusetts Fire Service Commission to determine if the individual has attained a minimum level of credits for education, training, and experience.

State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan said, “The program was developed after extensive research outlining those skills important to today’s fire chief. The process provides an equal opportunity for the volunteer, call or full-time fire service leader to meet the minimum criteria for achieving fire chief accreditation.”

Deputy Chief Slaman said, “I am dedicated to providing the highest level of service to this community and have worked hard to continue my education and experience to bring a high level of professionalism to this position. I appreciate that this accomplishment recognizes my dedication to be the best fire service leader I can be for this community.”

Credentialed participants will be required to renew their credentials every three years. The program is open to all members of the fire service in the Commonwealth serving as Chief or Chief Officer of Department. Additionally, in fire departments where there are less than three Chief Officers, those persons holding the next lower rank in that department shall also be eligible to apply for credentialing. Participation in this program is voluntary and all eligible personnel are encouraged to participate.

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Take a peek inside the HCA!


Community members are invited to stop by the Hopkinton Center for the Arts this Thursday, September 24, for informal 15-minute tours of the new arts center at 98 Hayden Rowe St. 


Tours will take place between 6 and 8 p.m. and will include a walk-through of the newly renovated first and second floor of the barn and a sneak peek into The Delbridge Performing Arts Center.


Questions: Call 508.435.9222 

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Video Favorites From Summer, 2014 to now.
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Downtown Moon


September 22, 2015 — As seen from Main Street as the sun set below the horizon, the Moon was brightly lit, its craters carved by faraway rays.
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Scott R. Bowker, 33

 

Scott R. Bowker, 33, passed away suddenly on September 21, 2015. Born in Framingham, he was the son of Peter and Cheri (Mitton) Bowker. He was a 2000 graduate of Joseph P. Keefe Technical School in Framingham and lived most of his life in Hopkinton. He worked for many years in construction alongside his father

 

In addition to his parents, Scott is survived by his beloved son Ryan Bowker and Ryan’s mother Amy Erickson of Hopkinton.  He also leaves his sisters Joanne Markarian and her husband Jeffery and Lisa Coito and her husband Steven; and three nieces and a nephew, all of Hopkinton.  In addition, he leaves behind his maternal grandmother Dorothy Plourde.  He is predeceased by his paternal grandparents Raymond and Violette Bowker and a grandfather Robert Plourde. 

 

A memorial funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, September 26 at 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home.

 

Memorial donations can be made to the Ryan Bowker Support Trust c/o Middlesex Savings Bank, 10 Main St., Hopkinton, MA  01748.

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Democracy in Action

September 22, 2015 — Water Fresh Farm Marketplace owner Donna Todaro chats with State Representative Carolyn Dykema at the close of her office hours last evening.

Milford Regional Welcomes Orthopedic Spine Surgeon to Active Medical Staff

 

Mitchell Hardenbrook, MD graduated with a degree in medicine from Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA in 1997.  He performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center-Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, MD.  Dr. Hardenbrook continued his training with a fellowship in spine surgery at New England Baptist Hospital and Tufts University, Boston, MA.

 

Board certified in orthopedic spine surgery, Dr. Hardenbrook is the founder and president of The Advanced Spine Institute of Greater Boston.  He specializes in minimally invasive surgery to treat most spine conditions.  This technique allows access through tiny incisions, resulting in a faster recovery for the patient, less pain, lower risk of infection, less trauma to the muscles and body and a shorter hospital stay.  Some procedures may be done in an outpatient setting, while others may require a 1 – 2 day hospital stay.

 

Dr. Hardenbrook is an assistant clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine.  Currently, he is seeing patients at Milford Regional two days per month.  Appointments can be made with Dr. Hardenbrook by calling his office at 508-297-8500.

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Cooperative Recognizes Interns

   

HOPKINTON – Tuesday September 22, The Education Cooperative (TEC) Internship Program recognized 16 Hopkinton High School students who successfully completed their educational internship during the summer of 2015, in a ceremony held at Hopkinton High School. TEC is a non-profit educational collaborative, formed by 16 public school districts, and is located in East Walpole, MA. For over 20 years, TEC Internship program has provided junior and senior high school students the opportunity to work alongside local business mentors to gain hands-on experience and explore a career in a wide variety of areas before pursuing higher education. Over 2,000 students have participated in TEC Internship program to date. This summer’s participants worked on various projects in Business, Chemistry, Engineering, Finance, Graphic Design, Marketing, Medical Research, Music radio, Non-profits, Physical Therapy and Veterinary Medicine Research.

 

Hopkinton High School Principal, Evan Bishop, and Guidance staff with The Education Cooperative Internship Program Coordinators and students.

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Incident and Arrests Updated today, September 21, 2015

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

Most recent incidents first


   Summary

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

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

48 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

4 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.


 

Arrest Log

Sunday, September 20, 2015

8:19 pm Officer William Burchard arrested Peter M. Bates Jr., 33, of Londonderry Way, Uxbridge, on West Main Street and charged him with OUI Liquor, Marked Lanes Violation and Drinking Alcohol From an Open Container.


Thursday, September 17, 2015

7:58 pm Officer John Moran arrested Eric Robert Lichtenberg, 38, of Grove Street, Milford, on Main Street and charged him with OUI Liquor and Failure to Stop/Yield.


Incident Log

Sunday, September 20, 2015

8:19 pm Officer William Burchard stopped a motor vehicle on West Main Street and subsequently arrested a 33 year-old male from Uxbridge and charged him with OUI Liquor, Marked Lanes Violation and Drinking Alcohol From an Open Container in a Motor Vehicle.

5:45 pm A walk-in filed a report of vandalism to the side of their garage.

5:14 pm Officer John Moran issued a motor vehicle a parking ticket on Davis Road.

1:05 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil spoke with a walk-in regarding vandalism.

9:10 am A Pond Street resident reported that construction workers were working and making a lot of noise. They stopped after the caller spoke with them.

1:02 am A caller reported that a suspicious white cherry picker truck was traveling up and down Lincoln Street. Two officers searched the area with a negative find.


Saturday, September 19, 2015

11:50 pm A female caller from West Main Street reported that vehicles were blocking her driveway. Three officers responded and advised that they were removed.

5:30 pm A Wood Street resident reported that a suspicious male was looking around the vehicles parked in their driveway and when asked what he was doing he stated that there was broken glass in the driveway. The caller stated that there was no broken glass anywhere and that he may have been attempting to break into the vehicles. Two officers checked the area with a negative find. The Westborough Police Department was notified.

12:51 pm A caller reported that something with four wheels was sticking out of the water on South Mill Street. Two officers responded and advised that it was an old baby carriage that has been there for awhile.

11:06 am A walk-in reported finding a debit card in a parking lot on West Main Street.


Friday, September 18, 2015

11:32 pm A 911 caller reported that she was left stranded in the State Park. Two officers responded along with the Ashland Police Department and Holliston K9 unit. The party was located and picked up by her mother.

10:59 pm A Pleasant Street resident reported that lights were flashing at a residence in the neighborhood. Officer Peter Booth responded and advised that it was from a malfunctioning motion detector.

10:36 pm A resident of Teresa Road reported that a suspicious vehicle was lurking around the neighborhood. Officer Peter Booth checked the area with a negative find.

9:36 pm A caller reported that an individual was drinking excessively and using loud profanity at the clubhouse area on Woodview Way. Four officers responded and advised the individual to keep the noise down.

3:24 pm Officer William Burchard assisted a West Main Street business with serving a no trespass notice.

11:54 am A message was left for the DPW that a red light was out at the intersection of West Main and Wood Street.

11:05 am A walk-in reported that a construction company left a hole in the roadway on East Main Street which caused damage to her vehicle. Officer Stephen Buckley checked the area but did not find any hole in the roadway.

1:31 am The Highway Department was notified that the traffic light at South Street was not triggering and there was a prolonged delay.


Thursday, September 17, 2015

10:39 pm Officer John Moran responded to West Main Street to assist an individual with a language barrier.

7:58 pm A 911 caller reported an erratic operator on Main Street. Two officers responded, pulled the vehicle over and subsequently arrested a 38 year-old male from Milford and charged him with OUI Liquor and Failure to Stop/Yield

6:04 pm A motorist reported that two vehicles were driving erratically on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer Arthur Schofield located one of the vehicles and spoke with the operator.

4:03 pm A caller reported that there was an abandoned motor vehicle on West Main Street. Two officers responded and stated that the owner contacted a company to have it towed.

3:52 pm Officer Arthur Schofield spoke with a walk-in regarding suspended drivers license questions.

3:27 pm Officer John Moran spoke with school staff regarding a suspicious male who was asking questions about a student and then left immediately.

2:48 pm Officer Philip Powers spoke with a resident regarding bus stop issues.

10:48 am Sgt. Scott vanRaalten assisted a resident with a neighbor dispute.

7:48 am A caller requested extra speed checks on Victory Lane between the hours of 7:30am-7:40am on school days.

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ST. PAUL’S ANNUAL “BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS”

 OCTOBER 4

 

 

HOPKINTON, MA  (September 21, 2013) –  Creatures of all species – including four-legged friends or feathered fowl --  are invited to receive a special blessing at St. Paul’s  Annual Blessing of the Animals on October 4. 

 

Dogs, cats, and others of God’s creatures – and their human friends – are invited to a special ceremony being held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 61 Wood Street (Rte 135) in Hopkinton.   The Blessing of the Animals will take place outside the church at 10:00 a.m., followed by a “Pet Friendly” service of the Holy Eucharist.  All are welcome to attend.

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2015 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from September 14, 2015 - September 21, 2015
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Address
Buyer
Price
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
1 Lyford Road Christopher Degrace, Dania Magri Degrace $731,350 Sept. 18, 2015 George R. Lohnes, Deborah L. Lohnes
25 Ryegrass Circle unit 94 Pradyuma K. Revur, Sujatha L. Revur $599,585 Sept. 16, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
1 Pheasant Hill Road Matthew D. Fairbanks, Meghan E. Fairbanks $605,000 Sept. 15, 2015 David L. Rorhberg, Marilyn R. Rorhberg,
Trust Agreement of David L. Rothberg
Ashland
219 Prospect Street Margaret R. Sweeney $325,000 Sept. 18, 2015 John P. Marston
31 Larcridge Lane Joseph Ribaudo, Elizabeth Dawe $550,000 Sept. 18, 2015 Alexander F. Macleod
10 Linden Street Cristian F. Kovacs $301,000 Sept. 18, 2015 Jonathan Moore, Megan Moore
419 America Boulevard unit 62 BR Devincent Irrevocable Trust, Rhonda E. Mulloy $369,150 Sept. 17, 2015 Louisiana Purchase Realty LLC
96 Winter Street Robert A. Weaver, Linnea Weaver $574,900 Sept. 16, 2015 James Markson, Jan Herzog
157 Butterfield Drive Enzo Realty LLC $280,000 Sept. 16, 2015 Butterfield Drive LLC
4 Meeting House Path unit A Vladimir Giterman $248,500 Sept. 16, 2015 Jeremy Haag, Helen Haag
40 Cherry Street Daniel E. Rogers $325,000 Sept. 15, 2015 Robert A. Cleveland, Susan J. Cleveland
170 Front Street Janet McKetchnie $226,500 Sept. 14, 2015 Robert L. Burkey, Kristina C. Burkey
Southborough
244-246 Boston Road Diane Kim $375,000 Sept. 17, 2015 Lawrence J. Hill, Lot 11 Rocky Road Realty Trust
66 Charles Court unit 35 Barbara Distefano $590,000 Sept. 16, 2015 Paul D. Berger, Susan Berger
Upton
280 Mendon Street Ajay K. Behuria, Trushna Das $485,000 Sept. 17, 2015 Mikals Construction Corp Inc.
90 High Street Kenneth W. Horan, Karen M. Horan $125,500 Sept. 15, 2015 Michael Poirier, Melanie Poirier
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Check Water for Discoloration

 

 

Please be advised that a construction crew broke a water main on East Main Street this morning. As a result, there may be air and discoloration throughout the system in the center, Southern and Eastern portions of town. We are flushing hydrants to help alleviate the issue. Please check your water before using it and you may need to flush your cold water line to clear your internal pipes.

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Serendipitous

September 21, 2015 — Even the Veterans Memorial Gazebo appears to sway with the feeling exuded by Rachel Balaban, left facing camera, as she leads a group of seniors from the Golden Pond Assisted Living in "Dancing for Our Aging Population" as the temperate, clean breeze blew across the lawn, and a new fountain added the sound of falling water and mist into the environment (below).

        Part of the serendipity was that  Bhaktimarga Swami, also known as the "Walking Monk," was passing by on his walk through Hopkinton and was invited to join in the uplifting exercise.

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Capturing the High Ground
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September 21, 2015 - These pigeons captured cavorting around a barn silo in Oxford on Sunday were a colorful lot, springing from the dome and into the air for  no apparent reason, unless they considered the turkey vulture circling high above to be a threat. Mouse-over image to see the silo dome.

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Hopkinton 35, Norton 12

     Above, Senior Sam Lehman and the Hiller blockers leave Norton defense more than a little disappointed last Friday night.

 

(Norton, Ma)  The Hopkinton Hillers evened their record at 1-1 with an impressive 35-12 win on the road in Norton on Friday night.  Jake Kelleher threw touchdown passes to Jack Vaccari and Will Abbott, while co-captain Sam Lehman had two touchdown runs and added two fumble recoveries on defense.  Connor Hebert rounded out the scoring with a 3 yard plunge and also had an interception.  In all, the Hiller defense produced 4 turnovers led by strong performances by their front 7 including Jack Guelfi, Josh Sokol, Matt Burns, and co-captain Nick Poillucci.  

The Boys of Fall take on TVL Large rival, Westwood this Friday in their home opener. ~ Contributed content.

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