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The Empathic CBT Solution to the Bullying Crisis

   by Dr. Arthur P. Ciaramicoli

Empathic Cognitive Behavioral Therapy uses our innate capacity of empathy to identify the origin of a person’s historical hurts and resultant biases in thinking. Empathic listening allows one person to understand and react to the unique experiences of another.  Empathic relationships provide the security and trust necessary for individuals to reveal their unresolved hurts without fear of judgment or ridicule. Once awareness is increased regarding the origin of unresolved hurts CBT can be employed with its focus on correcting distorted thinking and creating practical steps to put change into action. For true change to take place learning must be translated into new behavior. I have been using this combination for over 35 years, integrating these two important therapeutic elements that lead to the ability for people to discern the truth about themselves and those they encounter. Without truthful perceiving we lead a life based on illusions that create stress, depression and anxiety. The following story will give you a clear idea of how Empathic CBT works.

The Initial Challenge                                                             

Not long ago a patient of mine pleaded with me to find time to see her son in consultation. Marie is a single mom raising two boys, ages 19 and 16. She has been divorced for several years, her alcoholic husband hit her one too many times and she left him when the boys were quite young.

Her oldest son Nathan has had a very troubling life, often acting out in school, quite aggressive and extremely disrespectful of authority. He quit high school in his junior year, has drifted throughout the country and eventually found what he has come to call his new family, the infamous group called the white supremacists.

I agreed to see Nathan... (Read rest of Story Here)

NOTE: Dr. Arthur P. Ciaramicoli is a longtime Hopkinton resident.

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   Support for New School

   Dear Editor,

 

I am writing in support of the new elementary school, which is proposed to be built at 135 Hayden Rowe Street.

 

My husband and I grew up in Hopkinton and returned several years ago to raise our children. Four generations of my family were educated at Center School, including my grandmother, my parents, myself and my children.  Center School has served the town well for nearly 100 years and will always be a part of Hopkinton’s history.

 

The Elementary School Building Committee has been working tirelessly to ensure that future students have a facility that will adequately support their education.  Over two years of thorough research, public meetings, and community workshops have contributed to the solution the Committee is sharing with the town.  Last spring, the town overwhelmingly approved the purchase of a piece of land on Hayden Rowe to serve as the new school location.  The proposed school will be located near Hopkinton’s other schools, and is a solution that will support our growing population for many future generations.  Our next step is to approve the cost of the new school so we can move forward and make this vision a reality.

 

Please join me in attending the Special Town Meeting on Monday, October 26, and also in voting in the Special Election on Monday, November 9, as we say YES to Hopkinton’s new elementary school .

 

Joanne (Bowker) Markarian

52 Ash Street

October 21, 2015

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UniBank Offers Community Shred Day at 
Hopkinton Branch — Now Open — On November 14, 2015

 

WHITINSVILLE, MA – October 20, 2015 — As part of its Hopkinton branch grand opening, UniBank will be offering a Community Shred Day at the branch located at 87 West Main Street in Hopkinton on Saturday, November 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. This event is FREE and open to the community.

UniBank has partnered with E.L. Harvey & Sons to provide this free service to individuals wishing to securely dispose of personal confidential documents. Document shredding will take place on-site in a mobile shredding vehicle. Each person may bring up to 4 file boxes (no binder clips please) for secure destruction. Once shredded, documents will be recycled.

“Identity theft is an ever-growing threat facing individuals. Shredding documents that contain personal information is one simple step consumers can take to ensure that thieves don’t gain access to confidential information,” stated Thomas Melia, Assistant Vice President, Security Officer at UniBank.

This event provides a secure and responsible way for individuals to dispose of paper and reduce the threat of potential identity theft. For more consumer protection information, visit www.unibank.com/consumer-education .

UniBank, with assets of $1.5 billion as of September 30, 2015, is a full-service, mutually owned community bank with branches in the Blackstone Valley, Milford, and Worcester. UniBank’s newest full-service branch in Hopkinton opened on October 5, 2015. UniBank has been one of Massachusetts’ fastest growing banks for the last five years and is dedicated to contributing to the overall quality of life and economic health of the communities it serves, while maintaining a high level of financial soundness and integrity. UniBank is a member of the FDIC and DIF. The company website is www.unibank.com/ .

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HALLOWEEN AT

FAY SCHOOL

 

Join Fay School for a special Saturdays at Fay on the morning of Halloween with children's musician, Stacey Peasley! Wear your costume and join Stacey for singing, dancing, and a Halloween celebration

Saturdays at Fay is a series of free Saturday morning programs designed for children ages 2-8. Space is limited so please visit Fay School Saturdays  to register for this event. Saturdays at Fay take place at Fay School's Primary School at 25 Middle Road in Southborough.

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35-acre Lumber Street Property Sold for $10 million
$9 million for Mastroianni, $1 million for Town of Hopkinton
Hopkinton Mews, LLC Plans to build 280 apartments

October 19, 2015 - Today, three years of hard work and planning paid off for Paul Mastroianni, who sold a 35-acre parcel of an approved and Master-Planned 95 acres off of Lumber Street for $10 million. The land is part of an overall 204-acre parcel Mr. Mastroianni purchased from the Terry Family for $3 million in May of 2012. According to the Host Community Agreement between Mr. Mastroianni and the Town of Hopkinton, he will pay the town $1 million upon completion of the sale.

 

Hopkinton Mews, LLC plans to construct 280 units, 25% of which will be deemed affordable for the purposes of the state's formulation of a town's inventory of affordable homes. This bumps Hopkinton's inventory of affordable housing to over 10%, which means a developer can no longer skirt local zoning and building bylaws when submitting plans for a development.

 

In addition to this parcel, Mr. Mastroianni has under agreement an 8.17 acre parcel going before Conservation Commission and Site Plan Review this evening that Donald Satterfield, former owner of the Westboro Tennis and Swim Club, would like house a sports complex with tennis and swimming for all ages.

 

Already under construction beside 77 West Main Street on 8.78 acres is a commercial/retail building that will feature the reopening of the Golden Spoon Restaurant and the 110 Grill. Tomorrow evening, representatives of the 110 Grill will meet with Selectmen to apply for an all-alcohol pouring license, as well as an entertainment license. In addition, Selectmen will hear from Marty's liquors, which will apply for a package store license in the space of the former Colella's.

 

Robert Walker, developer of the 110 Grill, said this afternoon that he hopes it will be able to open in April.

 

To see all of the parcels approved for development in this master Plan, choose the thumbnail to enlarge.

NOTE: There are more than another 100 acres in the parcel purchased by Mr. Mastroianni from the Terrys that have not been considered in any of the development plans.

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2015 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from October 12, 2015 - October 19, 2015
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
Address
Buyer
Price
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
Lumber Street Hopkinton Mews LLC $10,000,000 Oct. 19, 2015 REC Hopkinton LLC
3 Windsong Way Michael Volfovich, Amy Volfovich $925,849 Oct. 19, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
49 Chamberlain Street Luke W. Tedstone, Jennifer L. Tedstone $450,000 Oct. 16, 2015 Carol T. Tedstone
22 Hearthstone Road Gregory Gilson, Michelle Gilson $750,000 Oct. 16, 2015 Frank A. Dobrinski, Karen W. Dobrinski
33 Nazneen Circle unit B Avijit Sikder, Bipasa Roy $480,000 Oct. 15, 2015 Lisa Ellen Dahl
29 Teresa Road Peter A. Hebert, Heather Hebert $440,000 Oct. 15, 2015 Floyd C. Culhane
44 Church Street Sam Hendler, Meredith Mills $378,000 Oct. 15, 2015 James M. Klocek, Brittany Evans
2 Autumn Ridge Drive unit 27 Chal K. Kwon, Chu Ok Kwon $550,000 Oct. 14, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
9 Falcon Ridge Drive Ali R. Khan, Shabana Ali $795,000 Oct. 14, 2015 Chal K. Kwon, Chu Ok Kwon
26 Ryegrass Circle unit 100 Sahana Udupi, Guru P. Sripathy $670,619 Oct. 13, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
5 West Main Street Kevin C. Ahearn $205,000 Oct. 13, 2015 Mary C. Wise
Ashland
463 America Boulevard unit C Aleece Hilary Fitzgerald $390,000 Oct. 19, 2015 Louisiana Purchase Realty LLC
103 Algonquin Trail unit 120D Richard Morris, Teresa Morris $305,000 Oct. 16, 2015 Nancy A. Dyer
3 Mountain Gate Road unit C Thomas C. Grassia $250,500 Oct. 16, 2015 Sally Wood
76 Fountain Street Michael C. Carrera, Samantha B. Carrera $357,000 Oct. 15, 2015 Christopher T. Spiecker, Jennifer L. Spiecker
71 Olive Street Kathryn V. Blasi, Adam C. Blasi $599,900 Oct. 14, 2015 Fabco Enterprises Inc.
264 America Boulevard unit 45C Shashank Patel, Ankita Patel $179,500 Oct. 14, 2015 Independence Village Realty LLC
66 Green Street Fermo A Bianchi Jr., Nancy B. Miller,
Henry Moses Realty Trust
$730,000 Oct. 14, 2015 Kevin L. Abelli, Jay T. Abelli, Linda J. Abelli,
Abelli Family Realty Trust
209 Trailside Way unit D David J. Rose $205,000 Oct. 14, 2015 Michael S. Covell, Covell 2011 Realty Trust
14 Columbus Avenue Pankajkumar B. Anghan, Mitali P. Anghan $370,000 Oct. 14, 2015 William D. Lambirth, Amanda E. Lambirth
73 Captain Eames Circle unit D Claudio Henrique Da Silva, Delba Dutra Moraes $275,000 Oct. 14, 2015 David J. Donovan
352 America Boulevard unit C Eleonora Shcherbakova, Gennadiy Shcherbakova $179,500 Oct. 13, 2015 Independence Village Realty LLC
233 Meeting House Path unit C Christopher G. Whidden $259,900 Oct. 13, 2015 Krystee Ryiz
Southborough
57 Central Street New England Center for Children Inc. $295,000 Oct. 19, 2015 Carolyn A. Aspesi-Swenson, Neal P. Aspesi,
Jacqueline G. Aspesi, Peter J. Aspesi
1 Deerfoot Road Edward Webb, Catherine Webb $1,175,000 Oct. 15, 2015 Wendy M. Black, Charles O. Black Jr.,
Wendy Merrill Black Living Trust
11 Fitzgerald Lane Yinan Zhang, Yi Guo $745,000 Oct. 15, 2015 Catherine F. Webb, Edward W. Webb
Upton
8 Centerbrook Way Neil A. Glazier II, Jennifer A. Glazier $530,000 Oct. 15, 2015 Alfred L. Hanna, Magda A. Hanna
19 Prospect Street Douglas B. Gorham, Benjamin D. Gorham, Linda B. Gorham $428,400 Oct. 15, 2015 Timothy P. Bailey, Audra W. Bailey

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Incident and Arrests Updated today, October 19, 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.

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

29 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

3 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

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

Arrest Log

Sunday, October 18, 2015

6:22 am Officer John Moran arrested Evan Fitzgerald Purvis, 24, of Mayhew Court, Hopkinton, on Main Street and charged him with Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended.

3:35 am Officer John Moran arrested Maria C. Torres, 23, of Mayhew Court, Hopkinton, on East Main Street and charged her with OUI Liquor, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Leaving the Scene of Personal Injury and Marked Lanes Violation.


Incident Log

Sunday, October 18, 2015

4:42 pm A 911 caller reported that someone was smoking from a bong in a passing motor vehicle on Ash Street. Two officers checked the area but could not locate the vehicle.

3:25 pm Two officers responded to Route 495 to assist the State Police with a rollover motor vehicle accident.

2:54 pm A caller reported being locked in the attic at an open house on Hayden Rowe Street. They then called back and advised that someone let them out.

8:58 am A resident of Pond Street reported that there was someone in their yard cutting down wood and loading it into their truck. Two officers responded to speak with the individual and advised that he left the property.

8:57 am Officer Philip Powers issued a parking citation to a motor vehicle on West Main Street.

6:22 am Officer John Moran arrested a 24 year-old male from Hopkinton on Main Street and charged him with Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended.

3:35 am A 911 caller reported that a motor vehicle hit her vehicle then fled the scene on East Main Street. Two officers responded and subsequently arrested a 23 year-old female from Hopkinton and charged her with OUI Liquor, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Leaving the Scene of Personal Injury and Marked Lanes Violation.


Saturday, October 17, 2015

7:57 pm Multiple 911 callers reported that a motor vehicle was partially in the water on West Main Street. Two officers responded to write a report and advised that the vehicle was towed.

7:38 pm A caller reported that a vehicle without a placard was parked in a handicap spot on Davis Road. Officer William Burchard responded and spoke with the caller.

7:15 pm A 911 caller from Hayden Rowe Street reported that someone had opened the door to her house. Two officers responded and searched the area but did not find anyone or anything suspicious.

7:13 pm A 911 caller reported that an erratic operator was heading towards Holliston on Ash Street. The Holliston Police Department was notified.

5:32 pm A resident of Fruit Street reported seeing a suspicious motor vehicle with its hazards on. Officer John Moran checked the area with a negative find.

4:13 pm A caller reported a suspicious motor vehicle with children inside on Hearthstone Road. Officer William Burchard responded to check the area.

9:45 am Officer Stephen Buckley issued a motor vehicle a parking ticket on Ash Street.


Friday, October 16, 2015

11:15 pm A caller reported that a person appeared to be staggering while walking on the side of West Main Street. Two officers responded and advised that the individual was transported to the hospital.

2:38 pm A 911 caller from Emma Drive reported a vicious animal attack on another animal. Officer Matthew McNeil responded to assist the Animal Control Officer.

2:10 pm A caller was concerned because they could not contact a family member on Palomino Drive. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and spoke with the family member.

1:58 pm Sgt. Joseph Bennett spoke with a walk-in from Proctor Street regarding a larceny incident.

1:50 pm A resident of Edge Hill Road reported solicitors in the area without official papers. Officer Matthew McNeil checked the area with a negative find.

b A caller reported that a motor vehicle was running in a garage on South Street for an extensive period of time. Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas responded to check the area.

1:10 pm Sgt. Joseph Bennett spoke with a caller from Davis Road regarding phone calls relating to an IRS scam.

10:50 am Officer Philip Powers issued parking citations to six motor vehicles on Hayden Rowe Street.

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MassDOT, State Police Launch I-90 Toll Plaza Safety Awareness Campaign
Drivers reminded of 15 MPH speed limit through toll plazas. Over 1,200 citations issued since end of August

BOSTON – Monday, October 19, 2015 – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Massachusetts State Police today launched a Toll Plaza Safety Awareness Campaign calling attention to enhanced safety measures currently in place at toll plazas across the Commonwealth.

The campaign was launched following the tragic death of a MassDOT toll collector in July. The campaign includes public service announcements on message boards, posters at E-ZPass toll lanes, and the distribution of speed limit reminder tear-sheets to commuters at the “Cash Only” toll booths. The principal focus of the campaign is to raise public awareness of the posted speed limit at toll plazas, and to ensure a safe work environment for the toll collectors who staff the plazas around the clock.

“Highway safety is our highest priority at MassDOT, both for drivers, but also for the men and women who staff our toll plazas, 24-hours a day, year round,” said MassDOT Highway Administrator Thomas J. Tinlin. “This campaign highlights the need for drivers to pay careful attention to posted speed limit signs and other safety information when approaching and travelling through toll plazas. We encourage travelers to be vigilant when driving through these areas to ensure the well-being of those who work at these locations and members of the public.”

MassDOT has implemented safety improvements such as the installation of additional advanced 15 MPH speed limit signs strategically located before each toll booth, and reduced speed limit signs at the toll booths. In addition, pavement markings immediately before each location have been refreshed. The agency has also conducted a review of the lighting to make sure all equipment is fully operational in these areas.

“Through this campaign, we hope to remind motorists that safety is paramount when traveling through toll plazas on the Turnpike, as well as the Sumner and Ted Williams tunnels,” said State Police Major Terry Hanson, Troop E Commander. “It is our goal that this campaign will prompt drivers to travel through toll plazas with an extra measure of care, and to raise awareness that the toll plazas are staffed 24/7.”

As a component of the campaign, State Police have also increased speed enforcement at toll plazas. From Sept. 26 through Oct. 12, approximately 294 citations (Civil, Warning, and Criminal) have been written for violations which occurred in the E-ZPass lanes. More than 1,200 citations have now been issued since the end of August.

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Tenth Anniversary

October 18, 2015 - The Trails Club went back to their roots and hiked at College Rock today, to commemorate their first hike at that spot. A few things have changed. The group has grown, as has a family or two. In addition, organizer John Ritz, front row, center, takes the photo with the use of a remote shutter control in his right hand, eliminating the need for a photographer.

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One for Crosspoint

October 18, 2015 - Jonathan Hueber, Crosspoint Associates Director of Acquisitions and Leasing, Dad, John Hueber, Crosspoint Managing Principal, and Jay McSweeney, Crosspoint Director of Construction leave Wednesday's Board of Appeals meeting more than a little happy after hearing the board's vote in their favor.

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"Old Hopkinton" Turns Out for Lumberjack Contests


October 18, 2015 — "This  is Old Hopkinton" exclaimed one attendee as he surveyed the crowd, made up of an abundance of Hopkinton Townies, lining Athletic Field #12 for the Friends of the 300th Lumberjack demonstration and contests. Above, the two-man team fells a "tree" to the ground but misses the pumpkin target. Below, organizer Joe Regan addresses part of the group from a headset microphone provided by entertainer Jacques LeDuc.

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A Vote for a School in the "School Zone"

Dear Editor:

My kids received a great education. They were blown away at how poorly their fellow college freshman could write, read or talk about basic things.

It was the teachers and the new high school and the administration and the parents that accomplished this high level of life preparation to think and communicate in a critical and organized manner.

Fixing Center school is not a solution.

A new school in the "school zone" with community busing compatibility and the right space to ratio and handicap accessibility is the solution. I have seen the plans for this state approved building and it the right size to continue the educational success of Hopkinton.

The investment will be made at some time for this, the time is right.

Kevin Shea

25 Thayer Heights Road

October 18, 2015

 

Editor's Note: The question on the ballot to approve/disapprove spending for a new elementary school is as follows, per Town Manager's Office:

“Shall the Town of Hopkinton be allowed to exempt from the provisions of Proposition two-and-one-half, so called, the amount required to pay for the bonds issued in order to construct a new Early Elementary School and related site development on Town-owned property located at 135 Hayden Rowe Street in Hopkinton to replace the existing Center Elementary School?”

Special Town Meeting will take place Monday, October 26, 2015.

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Winterizing the Outdoor Spigot
Please enjoy seeing Plumber Peter Zereski's seasonal advice on winterizing your outdoor spigots
Bottoms Up!

October 17, 2015 — Yes, those are all Canada geese, but some with their tail feathers in the air as they feed on weeds growing on the bottom. And no, that is not a fiery bush on the right in the Priscilla Road yard, but an actual fire, tended to by the resident.

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Lecture Series

October 17, 2015 — Hopkinton Drug General Manager and Pharmacist Sean Stevens addresses the crowd prior to the presentation by Binh Nguyen DC last Thursday at Hopkinton Drug's Free Lecture Series. Next up on at 6:30 pm on November 7 is Kenneth Blanchard, MD who will discuss Menopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy. The lectures are held at Hopkinton Senior Center.

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The Master Dancer

October 17, 2015 — Let's Sing, Dance, Act! hosted Los Angeles hip hop dancer Ryan "Bosco" Baker on Saturday for a series of Master Classes.
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Kids for Kids

Replay old Sports Equipment!

 

Donate: New or gently used gloves, bats, baseballs, basketballs, basketball shoes, soccer balls, shin guards, helmets, footballs, pads, golf gear, softballs, volleyballs and tennis rackets. *

All equipment will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club in Brockton, MA.

Drop Off: Hopkinton Middle School

When: Mon Oct 26th from 2 to 3:30 pm
Tues Oct 27th from 7-7:20am & 2-3:30pm
Wed Oct 28th from 7-7:20am & 2-3:30pm

Equipment will be dropped off on Friday Oct 30th.

*No ski equipment or soccer cleats please
USE-DONATE-REUSE

Questions? Contact me at dmjohnson@hillers.org

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Amber Waves of Maples


October 17, 2015 — A tip of the HopNews Hat to Eric Carty for sharing this photo he took of some brilliant color in Tunbridge, Vermont yesterday.
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Yellow-leaf Road

October 16, 2015 — This trail from the parking lot at Rafferty Road to the car top boat launch at Hopkinton State Park is covered with a blanket of golden leaves. Long shadows from tree trunks infer the position of the sun in the western sky, and the leaves still on the branches become more brilliant with the use of HDR image capture.

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Frances M. McBride, 94

 

HOPKINTON - Frances M. McBride, 94, passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at Milford Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.  She was the widow of the late Paul McBride, who died in October 1978.

Born in Waltham, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Rogers) Lavoie.  She was a 1939 graduate of Hopkinton High School and a 1943 graduate of Emmanuel College.

Frances taught in the Hopkinton School System for 60 years, retiring in 2003 at age 81.  Her teaching career included many different grades and subjects, but English was her favorite.  She spent the last 18 years as a special education assistant, helping students with disabilities. She was an inspiration to both her students and other younger teachers.  In her free time, she enjoyed reading, gardening and trips to New Hampshire with her children.

She is survived by her beloved children Victoria McBride of Hopkinton, with whom she resided, Paula Jardine and husband Jay of Framingham, Mark McBride and partner Christine Campbell of Sutton, and Victoria's partner Stephen Castagno with whom she shared a special bond. She also leaves her brother Robert Lavoie of Hopkinton and many nieces and nephews.  She is predeceased by her sisters Charlotte Lavoie and Maureen Lavoie.

Visiting hours will be held at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton, on Monday, October 19, 2015 from 9:00 to 10:45 a.m., followed by a funeral service in the funeral home at 11:00 a.m.  Family and friends are cordially invited to attend.  Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241.

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Incident and Arrests Updated today, October 16, 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.

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

18 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

  3 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

  5 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

 

Incident Log

Thursday, October 15, 2015

9:54 pm Officer Peter Booth issued the operator of a motor vehicle on Main Street a verbal warning for defective headlights.

7:24 pm Officer Peter Booth responded to a 911 caller from West Main Street who was looking for information then hung up.

5:03 pm A motorist reported that a bus driver was reading from a paper making her slam her brakes almost causing an accident on Chestnut Street.

4:51 pm Officer John Moran issued a parking citation to a motor vehicle on Davis Road.

4:36 pm A caller reported losing his wallet by a Main Street gas station.

4:20 pm A caller reported that a person on a hover-board was weaving in and out of traffic on Ash Street. Officer John Moran responded to speak with them.

4:10 pm Officer John Moran issued a parking ticket to a motor vehicle on Rafferty Road.

3:35 pm A caller reported that an old camper/trailer with no plates was by the boat launch off of Rafferty Road. Officer Arthur Schofield responded and advised that it had expired plates and was towed.

1:05 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Matthew McNeil regarding someone trying to use her husband's social security number to file taxes.

10:57 am A walk-in reported being pushed off of the roadway the night prior causing damage to his vehicle. Officer Arthur Schofield responded to write a report.

10:19 am Officer Matthew McNeil issued a parking ticket to a motor vehicle on Ash Street.

9:13 am A caller reported the illegal operation of a backhoe on First Road. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and advised that the backhoe was registered.

8:58 am A walk-in spoke with Sgt. John Porter regarding a woman who takes pictures of the walk-in's daughter getting onto the school bus every morning.

1:11 am A message was left for the DPW in regards to a large television that was found on West Main Street.

 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

4:58 pm A resident of Saddle Hill Road reported that someone smeared butter on her mailbox. Officer Peter Booth responded to write a report.

4:41 pm A caller from Wood Street reported that two individuals refused to leave their property. Three officers responded to assist and speak with them.

3:25 pm A 911 caller reported that the operator of a vehicle in front of her on West Main Street was using profanity and hand gestures then pulled onto Route 495.

3:43 pm An off duty police officer reported a disturbance on South Street. Three officers responded and wrote a report.

1:45 pm A Wedgewood Drive resident reported that an erratic operator was in her neighborhood. Officer Stephen Buckley checked the area with a negative find.

1:30 pm A walk-in reported finding a purse at a business in Holliston. The owner was contacted and responded to pick it up.

7:17 am A caller reported that a suspicious tan sedan was parked on Lumber Street with two occupants inside. Two officers responded but could not locate the vehicle.

2:38 am A resident of North Mill Street reported that the father of her children came to the home unannounced an hour ago, made threats and took court paperwork she was working on. Two officers responded to write a report.

 

Above, Jen Belesi, Director of Community Relations at Golden Pond Assisted Living, holds the door open for Chef Chris Reid, Director of Food, and Golden Pond Director of Sales, Kris Leardi delivering lunch to Hopkinton police on Wednesday. They also delivered their thanks to the Fire Department.

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Ruth Ellen Rice, 93

Ruth Ellen Rice, 93, of Bellingham, passed away October 13, 2015. Born in Dorchester, she was the daughter of the late Josephine (Ochs) and Ernest Ingalls. She was the wife of 70 years to the late Clyde E. Rice who passed away this past March.


Ruth graduated Dorchester High School at 16 years old and went on to Secretary School in NY. She had a strong Christian testimony and was a member of the Holliston Congregational Church from 1962-1975, the Hopkinton Congregational Church (FCC) from 1975-2000, and in the late 1950's, she was a member of the Universalist Church in Woonsocket, and in the 1960's the Globe Church in Woonsocket. Coming from a musical family, she began playing piano at 5 years old. She taught hundreds of piano students for over 50 years and taught piano at Dean Jr. College from 1970-1980. She was a choir director for 50 years and a church organist at many churches. She cooked wonderful Sunday meals and had a great sense of humor.


She is survived by her daughter, Janet Titus and her husband Greg and her son, David Rice. She also leaves behind 4 grandchildren, Eric and his wife Teresa, Andrew, Cherie and Holly. She is predeceased by two brothers, Philip and Norman Ingalls.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 17th at 10:00a.m. at Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree. A memorial service will b held at a later date to be announced at Faith Community Church in Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faith Community Church, 146 East Main St. Hopkinton, MA 01748. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.

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From "The Hilltopper"
Hopkinton Senior Citizen News

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER 

Thursday, November 26, 12 - 3 Once again the Woodville Rod and Gun Club will generously provide Thanksgiving dinner at 252 Wood Street. The Club has been presenting this community Thanksgiving Dinner for many years now. There is no charge - your smiles are all that’s needed. Dinner will be served between 12:00 and 3:00. Please contact the Senior Center to sign up and let us know if you need transportation.

MSO "Journeys" Concert

Metrowest Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

Joseph P. Keefe Technical High School

750 Winter Street

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HOPKINTON - Frances M. (Lavoie) McBride, 94, died Wednesday, October 14, 2015.  Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home (www.callanancronin.com), are incomplete at this time.
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Trails Club 10th
Anniversary Hike


Sunday, September 18, 10:00AM. To celebrate our 10th anniversary, the Hopkinton Trails Club is returning to the site of our first walk (File photo), College Rock. The rock itself is a spectacular feature, and one of the premier rock climbing spots in the area. The surrounding woods has an extensive trail system that connects to the New England Mountain Bike Association's Vietnam property.

 

We'll walk a 2 mile loop starting at the Rock that passes through some of the more beautiful sections of this area. This is a great walk for kids! Meet at the parking lot on College Street (across from 23 College Street). Parking is a bit limited, so consider car pooling.

 

*Note* We'll plan to be done in time for folks to attend the Hopkinton 300th Anniversary Lumberjack Demonstration.

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Board of Appeals Reconsiders
Birthday Bash Ban

October 15, 2015 - An ad in HopNews promoting Birthday Parties at The Learning Center, TLC Hopkinton daycare facility, read by a competitor who complained to Director of Municipal Inspections, Charles Kadlik, led to his issuing a Cease and Desist order banning those toddler extravaganzas. At issue was the initial belief that the activity was a business use, and not an educational use, taking place in a residential zone. Under the so-called Dover Amendment, educational, agricultural and religious organizations can bypass many zoning restrictions, including having an educational daycare facility in most any zoning area in Massachusetts.

           Armed with a printout from the website that listed bridal showers as one of many approved activities, Board of Appeals Chair Mark Hyman challenged owner Trish Miller's claim of educationally themed parties.

           "That's not me!" exclaimed Ms. Miller, assuming the board got the website wrong. However, to the surprise of her and her attorney, it was listed, the apparent creation of a well-intentioned copy writer who did not seek prior approval.

           Mr. Hyman had researched whether or not other similar facilities offered the same birthday party use as an accessory.

           "There are some daycare facilities that offer these types of services," he said.

           TLC also offers karate and yoga as accessory uses.

         "I think daycare centers have evolved," said attorney Suzette Ferreira for TLC. "What is offered at TLC is more than other daycare centers. The fact that they are providing daycare, it makes sense," contrasting it to parents using a facility with untrained youth as caretakers.

          Ms. Miller said the parties are a good way to introduce other families to the center, and likely cost her money to conduct. 

         Chamber of Commerce President Scott Richardson, who was at the meeting on another matter, heard of the ban and stayed for the hearing of Ms. Miller, to whom he had just been introduced.

          "I was just made aware of the cease and desist," he said.

          "In hearing what I heard, it sounds like an accessory use. It sounds like a great service to our community."

           Board of Appeals Vice-chair Michael Peirce said, "It's not Chucky Cheese with kids running around and going nuts.

          "I would like to see the applicant and owner propose a set of conditions," he said.

          Trish Miller and attorney Suzette Ferreira will visit the Board of Appeals again on October 28, 2015 with a list of days and hours of operation, and hopes of approval.

Health and Fitness
Hopkinton Board of Appeals Sets Precedent*
Anti-CVS Group Loses Appeal of Crosspoint/CVS Building Permits

Group "considering options" ~ Attorney Eric Goldberg

October 14, 2015 — Hopkinton residents Emily Pilotte, Emily Struzik, Anne Beauchamp and Maureen Carey appealed to the Hopkinton Board of Appeals the ruling of the Building Department in issuing permits to Crosspoint Associates on behalf of their tenant,  CVS, to prepare work inside of 61 Main  Street, the former Colella's Supermarket. This evening, a Public Hearing of that appeal was concluded, but not in their favor. The Board of Appeals upheld the issuance of the permits by the Assistant Building Inspector. It was a two-part consideration.

       First, the board needed to determine if latecomers to signing the appeal, Jason Mahon and Dennis Katz, both abutters, gave the appeal the standing they lost when abutter Mike Patel withdrew. Both sides presented their arguments last week, but neither side could come up with case law that was congruent with the circumstances of this particular appeal. In fact, last week, Crosspoint's attorney Benjamin Tymann argued that only a court and not the Board of Appeals could determine standing.

       But the Board of Appeals did vote this evening, and they voted that the newcomers did in fact have standing, and left them on the list. And because there is no case law to guide the Board, they may have set a precedent by deciding the way they did*. However, the next vote did not go as well for the NOCVS group.

       On the matter claimed by the appellants that CVS is a health care facility, and a health care facility is not allowed in the Downtown business District, they lost.

      Minutes of meetings, Town Meeting votes, and retail practices, said members of the board, proved that CVS was in fact a retail pharmacy that was an allowed use, and not a health care facility as is defined by the town's bylaws.

     The Board generally has 14 days to file a written Decision with the Town Clerk, and any appeal must be filed within 20 days of the filing of the Decision, according to Chair Mark Hyman.

     When asked if the NOCVS group would exercise its right to appeal the Decision of the Board, their Attorney  Eric Goldberg (Above, photo at lectern) said in an email after meeting with his clients following the hearing, "My clients are considering their options."

* In researching the procedure in more depth, we learn that because the attorneys did not claim that all case law was exhausted, the vote of the Board of Appeals may not have set a precedent.  In any case, their vote, although enforceable and subject to appeal, does not force a legal precedent that others must follow, according to sources.

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Incident and Arrests Updated today, October 14, 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.

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

65 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

7 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

6 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

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


Arrest Log

Saturday, October 10, 2015

1:13 am Officer Peter Booth arrested Robert F. Weir, 54, of Worcester Road, Framingham, on Grove Street and charged him with Marked Lanes Violation and OUI Liquor, 2ndOffense.


Friday, October 9, 2015

8:45 pm Officer Arthur Schofield arrested Ricardo A. Claudio, 36, of Highland Street, Framingham, on East Main Street and charged him with Operating a Motor Vehicle With Licenses Suspended, Operating a Motor Vehicle With Registration Suspended, Uninsured Motor Vehicle/Trailer, Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle and No Inspection/Sticker.


Incident Log

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

10:21 pm A caller reported that the State Park gates were left open. Officer Peter Booth responded to shut them.

9:20 pm A caller from Woodview Way reported that a car alarm had been going off for the past two hours. Officer Peter Booth made contact with the owner who shut it off.

5:55 pm A resident of Fruit Street reported hearing gunshots. Officer William Burchard checked the area and determined it was from a nearby rod and gun club.

5:51 pm Officer Peter Booth checked the area of Frankland Road with a negative find for an individual that the Natick Police Department was looking for.

4:39 pm A Priscilla Road resident reported that an unwanted person was on his property. Two officers responded and wrote a report.

4:33 pm A caller requested property checks due to a frustrated landscaper.

11:16 am Two officers issued a parking ticket to a motor vehicle on Park Street.

2:17 am A Wood Street resident reported hearing sounds coming from behind a shop which is behind his house. Three officers checked the area but did not hear anything suspicious.


Monday, October 12, 2015

9:30 pm Officer Peter Booth responded to Walcott Valley Drive but could not locate a vehicle that was involved in an earlier complaint.

7:43 pm Two officers spoke with a number a youths in a Main Street parking lot who were boy scouts just arriving back from a trip.

7:31 pm A 911 caller from Ash Street reported hearing possible gunshots. Two officers checked the area with a negative find.

4:51 pm A caller reported that two young children were riding down the middle of South Mill Street on a moped without helmets on. Officer Peter Booth checked the area with a negative find.

4:22 pm Officer Peter Booth responded to Walcott Valley Drive to check the area for a motor vehicle that was involved in a previous complaint.

3:43 pm A caller from West Main Street reported that a man was possibly smoking marijuana and acting strangely. Two officers responded and advised that he admitted to smoking marijuana but did not have any in his possession.

2:30 pm A walk-in reported that a pickup truck went through a stop sign on Walcott Street.

2:16 pm A motorist reported that construction workers were directing traffic on Main Street. Officer Peter Booth responded and advised that they were packing up.

10:34 am A caller from West Main Street reported losing their wallet yesterday.

8:39 am A Mayhew Street resident complained about a landscaping truck. Officer John Corridan spoke with the operator who stated that they had the wrong address.


Sunday, October 11, 2015

9:07 pm A caller reported that a client's neighbor dumped trash in their client's dumpster on Pleasant Street. Two officers responded and advised that it was just a misunderstanding.

7:44 pm Officer John Moran issued a parking citation to a motor vehicle on Woodview Way.

7:10 pm A resident of Emerson Way reported that a vehicle was traveling at high rates of speed. Two officers checked the area but could not locate the vehicle.

6:42 pm A walk-in was concerned about cedar chests near the roadway on Ash Street that could possibly put children at risk. Officer John Moran checked them and advised that there were no locking mechanisms attached.

6:16 pm A caller stated that the fountain at the cemetery on Mayhew Street was leaking.

1:58 pm Officer Arthur Schofield assisted an individual with obtaining property from a home that he rents out on Meserve Street.

11:26 am A project manager from Stoney Brook Road reported that someone drove over a port-a-potty and into one of their vehicles. Officer Matthew McNeil responded to write a report.

8:54 am A female resident of Kimball Road reported that her home was egged last night and a note was left. Officer John Corridan responded to investigate and write a report.


Saturday, October 10, 2015

9:21 pm A walk-in reported that a fight was in progress in a Main Street business parking lot. Three officers checked the area with a negative find.

6:57 pm A Hayden Rowe Street resident reported that an entrance to their house was unsecured. Two officers checked the residence and advised that all was fine.

6:52 pm A caller reported that four cows were walking around on Ash Street. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and stated that the cows were secured.

5:30 pm Between the hours of 4:39pm and 5:30pm Officer John Moran issued several motor vehicle parking tickets on West Main Street, Woodview Way and Hayden Rowe Street.

3:17 pm A Jamie Lane resident reported that a dirt bike was riding through their property. Officer Arthur Schofield responded but could not locate the operator.

12:27 pm A 911 caller from Priscilla Road reported having an on-going issue with a neighbor. Two officers responded to speak with the resident.

7:53 am A detail officer on West Main Street reported possible vaping and suspicious activity of a motorist. Officer John Corridan responded but the vehicle was gone upon his arrival.

7:03 am A resident of Woodview Way reported that trucks were backing up, possibly starting work before 8:00am. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and spoke with the contractor who was aware of the by-law.

1:13 am Officer Peter Booth stopped a motor vehicle on Grove Street and subsequently arrested a 54 year-old male from Framingham and charged him with Marked Lanes Violation and OUI Liquor, 2nd Offense.


Friday, October 9, 2015

8:45 pm Officer Arthur Schofield stopped a motor vehicle on East Main Street and subsequently arrested a 36 year-old male from Framingham and charged him with Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended, Operating a Motor Vehicle With Registration Suspended, Uninsured Motor Vehicle/Trailer, Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle and No Inspection/Sticker.

5:49 pm Officer John Moran issued two motor vehicles parking tickets on West Main Street.

1:27 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Thomas Griffin regarding a neighbor dispute.

12:19 pm A caller reported that her rear driver side window got smashed out while she was inside of a South Street building. Officer Thomas Griffin responded to write a report.

11:44 am The Highway Department reported that there were syringes on the side of the road near where they are working on West Main Street. Two officers responded to dispose of them properly.

9:33 am A walk-in reported finding a wallet in her neighborhood. The owner's father was contacted to pick it up, which he did.

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Praise the Lord and Pass the Earplugs

October 14, 2015 — This past weekend, The Collings Foundation in Stow, Ma hosted heir annual open house with the Battle for the Airfield, a Reenactment complete with large vehicles and artillery!

       This Photo shows the Sherman Tank, Liberty, firing its first Salvo as its comes over a hill to engage German forces!

NOTE: Thanks again to John Collins for sending a photo to share with fellow residents and HopNews readers.

 

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High Dynamic Range


October 13, 2015 - Fall colors at Hopkinton Reservoir can be captured fully, or even enhanced by the use of HDR (High Dynamic Range) digital capture,  allowing a more brilliant expression than usual, above and below, and especially after added color saturation.
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A Lot Divided
     

October 13, 2015 - The former home of the late Joe Pratt was bursting with color today, the main house framed by brilliant, mature trees. After selling the main acres of farmland to the Town of Hopkinton, the family can split the remaining land into house lots.

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2015 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from October 5, 2015 - October 12, 2015
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
Address
Buyer
Price
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
88 Frankland Road Shawn Mauro $485,000 Oct. 9, 2015 Michael Graham, Jennifer Ann Graham
12 Dogwood Way unit 109 Ashish Salvi, Devki Mahambrey $515,045 Oct. 9, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
Ashland
3 Wilson Circle Antonio M. Neves, Hagit Neves $820,000 Oct. 9, 2015 M G Kane Properties Inc.
199 Trailside Way unit 8-C-2 Fawzi Maher Bishara $225,000 Oct. 9, 2015 Linda M. Reffelt
263 Trailside Way unit 4-C-2 John W. Hunter, John W. Hunter 2010 Realty Trust $240,000 Oct. 6, 2015 Erick R. Dillaber, Elizabeth A. Hendricks
Southborough
166 Southville Road unit 166A Courtney M. Musselman, Forrest Musselman,
Kendall Musselman
$225,000 Oct. 9, 2015 Arthur A. Anderson, 166 Southville Road Realty Trust
49 Carriage Hill Circle unit 49 Robert D. Roy $610,000 Oct. 7, 2015 Edwin E. Haddad, Hannelore M. Haddad
Upton
144 Main Street Patrick J. Maunsell $265,000 Oct. 9, 2015 Stephen F. Byron, Linda G. Byron
61 Forest Street Claudio Matos, Valquiria S. Felicio Matos $400,000 Oct. 9, 2015 Robert J. Cotton, Marie L. Cotton

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