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Two-Door Tudor

November 5, 2015 — Pete Simmons stopped by the HopNews office and posed with his two-door 1929 Ford Model A Tudor, and his derby, but decided against the machine gun.


A Growing Business


November 5, 2015 — Joe Irvine and others are busy with site preparation for the Downtown's newest Main Street building. Above, a section of the footing for the building and an exposed 4,000 gallon grease trap are in plain site. Owner Greg Mazur hopes to attract a fine restaurant when it is complete.


CPC Dollars at Work


November 5, 2015 — Community Preservation funds voted at Town Meeting  helped pay for restoration work at the town cemetery across from the Common today. The monument on the right was leaning, and the grave marker next to it was covered in dirt. (A wide-angle lens has skewed the vertical lines.)

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Health and Fitness

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Incident and Arrests Updated today, November 3, 2015

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


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

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

53 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

7 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

3 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

4 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Arrest Log

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

4:10 pm Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas arrested Jill Laurie Welch, 59, of Grove Street, Hopkinton, on Grove Street and charged her with OUI Liquor, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Failure to Use Care Start/Stop/Turn/Back.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

9:10 pm Sgt. John Porter arrested Nicolas M. Bilodeau, 24, of Cedar Street, Hopkinton, on Cedar Street and charged him with OUI Liquor and Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

Incident Log

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

9:36 pm Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas spoke with a caller regarding ID theft.

8:18 pm A caller reported that an elderly man had been walking on Hayden Rowe Street for some time and distance. Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas checked the area with a negative find.

8:13 pm An employee of a Main Street business reported that a possible intoxicated male was walking on foot. Two officers checked the area but could not locate him.

4:10 pm A 911 caller reported a hit and run motor vehicle accident on Grove Street. Two officers responded and subsequently arrested a 59 year-old female from Hopkinton and charged her with OUI Liquor, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Failure to Use Care Start/Stop/Turn/Back.

3:35 pm A resident of Valentine Road reported that a landscape company dumped leaves in the roadway and left them there. Two officers responded and spoke with them.

3:18 pm The State Police and Milford Police Department reported an erratic operator heading into Hopkinton on Hayden Rowe Street. Two officers checked the area with a negative find.

2:57 pm A motorist reported being passed for the second time in the 20mph zone on Hayden Rowe Street.

11:41 am A caller of a recent fraud attempt reported finding a suspicious blanket in their backyard. It was determined that it was left behind by a worker on School Street.

7:22 am A motorist reported that a construction vehicle was parking along Woodview Way blocking the visibility onto Legacy Farms. Officer Thomas Griffin responded and stated that the truck was well back from the stop sign.

8:27 am Several callers reported a motor vehicle accident with possible entrapment on West Main Street. Five officers responded and advised that two patients were transported to the hospital.

7:07 am A caller reported a motor vehicle accident with personal injury on Lumber Street. Three officers responded and advised that the operator was transported to the hospital.

3:16 am Sgt. Timothy Brennan spoke with a construction crew cleaning drains on Hayden Rowe Street and advised them of the town by-law.

2:53 am Officer John Corridan spoke with two individuals who were sleeping inside of a motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street. Their parents came and picked them up.

12:04 am Officer John Corridan spoke with a female on West Main Street who was upset over an argument she had with her boyfriend who left the scene on foot. Subsequently he was placed into Protective Custody.

Monday, November 2, 2015

8:40 pm Officer Peter Booth spoke with a resident of Priscilla Road regarding a trespass order that was violated.

5:19 pm Two officers responded to Hayden Rowe Street and spoke with an erratic operator.

12:46 pm A caller reported losing a license on South Street.

10:04 am An employee of a Briarcliff Drive business reported that their building was egged over the weekend and they took pictures of it before it was cleaned. Officer William Burchard responded to write a report.

9:45 am Officer Matthew McNeil assisted a walk-in with contacting the Phoenix Arizona Police Department to report her mother missing.

6:24 am Sgt. Timothy Brennan spoke with a individual who was doing construction work on Lumber Street before 7:00am.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

5:55 pm A caller from Priscilla Road reported a violation of a trespass order.

5:55 pm The Marlborough Police Department requested assistance with locating a missing Hopkinton youth. Officer Peter Booth checked several locations with a negative find.

2:46 pm Officer Peter Booth spoke with a walk-in who had questions regarding jaywalking.

1:40 pm A caller reported that their son received a toilet bowl cleaner while trick or treating and that they saw a post on Facebook mentioning the same thing.

12:54 pm Officer Peter Booth checked the area of East Main Street for an erratic operator with a negative find.

11:29 am A caller reported that a motor vehicle was parked in a handicapped spot on Church Street. Officer Peter Booth spoke with the operator who has become recently handicapped but did not have a tag yet.

8:46 am A walk-in from Wood Street reported finding a toilet bowl cleaner in their child's trick or treating candy.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

11:41 pm An anonymous caller reported an underage drinking party on Ash Street. Three officers responded, notified their parents, and escorted two females back to their residence.

10:39 pm A resident reported that his girlfriend was threatened via the internet by a couple with whom they are acquainted..

9:32 pm Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas spoke with a resident of Singletary Way regarding possible candy tampering.

9:10 pm A Cedar Street resident reported that a van just crashed in a driveway and was trying to leave the scene. Two officers responded and subsequently arrested a 24 year-old male from Hopkinton and charged him with OUI Liquor and Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

6:24 pm A walk-in reported finding a loaded shotgun cartridge in a Hayden Rowe Street parking lot.

4:16 pm A 911 caller reported an erratic operator on West Main Street. The State Police was notified as they got onto Route 495.

4:08 pm A Chamberlain Street resident reported losing her set of keys.

3:38 pm The Westborough Police Department reported that a Hopkinton resident drive away without paying for gas. Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas responded and spoke with the resident.

3:05 pm A resident of Walcott Valley Drive reported finding used needles on the sidewalk in front of her home. Officer Philip Powers responded and removed them.

2:31 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Philip Powers regarding a neighbor dispute.

1:41 pm Two officers responded to Priscilla Road to speak with a resident regarding a no trespass violation.

1:06 pm A caller reported that there is a bag of trash in the roadway on Lumber Street. Officer Thomas Griffin responded and removed it.

9:01 am Officer Philip Powers notified the Westborough Police Department of an erratic operator.

8:10 am A Walcott Street resident spoke with Officer Philip Powers regarding a possible hit and run.

Friday, October 30, 2015

8:50 pm A caller reported that several vehicles were on the side of Saddle Hill Road causing a hazard. Officer Peter Booth checked the area and advised that the road was passable.

2:30 pm Officer Thomas Griffin spoke with a walk-in regarding a restraining order.

2:06 pm A walk-in reported finding a pair of glasses while walking on a trail on Commonwealth Avenue.

12:56 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Thomas Griffin regarding identity theft.

12:22 pm A Wood Street resident reported losing a set of house keys about two weeks ago.

10:51 am A resident of Barbara Road reported that she was walking her dog and noticed her neighbor's front door was open. Two officers responded and advised that the home owner was home.

8:42 am Officer Stephen Buckley advised the foreman for the Wood Street detail about a complaint.


Family  Stuff


Brian Herr Among Trustees Appointed


BOSTON – Governor Charlie Baker today appointed new members of the boards of trustees at Framingham State University and Worcester State University.  Among them is Hopkinton resident Brian Herr (photo), former candidate for U.S. Senate and sitting member of the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen.

“I am thrilled to appoint these distinguished leaders to our Commonwealth’s higher education boards,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Their breadth and depth of experience both in their careers and philanthropic activities will be -- and in many cases, continue to be -- invaluable to our universities.”

“We are focused on creating and supporting regional strategies to solve our most difficult challenges, and our institutions of higher education play a central role in making these efforts a success,” said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. “Our colleges and universities play a central role in helping to improve education at all levels, and I thank these individuals for stepping forward to serve.”

“I look forward to working with all trustees as we strive to bring the higher education system in Massachusetts to the next level,” said Education Secretary Jim Peyser. “I thank all of the outgoing trustees for their service and contributions to the Commonwealth.”


"Addiction Is Not A Choice, Addiction Is A Disease" — Gov. Charlie Baker

Editor's Note: Many people will see this video, or read about measures taken to thwart or treat addiction and believe it is happening elsewhere.
Out of respect for the privacy of families, and because the public service sector is prohibited from giving specific medical information,
we find it difficult to inform readers which of the Hopkinton deaths they read about are from a drug overdose.
Please be informed that in the course of our work, we have learned about four OD deaths from heroin since April of last year.
Please become aware, and if you believe a loved one is addicted, get some
Narcan from Hopkinton Drug to have on hand as antidote.
And then find support.



Personal Services 
Time of the Season

November 4, 2015 — These geese are heading southeast, and were a few of about a thousand that passed overhead this afternoon.
Health and Fitness




Fugitive Added to List

Today, the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section added YSSAEL LANTIGUA-ALECON, 34, of Methuen to their Most Wanted list.

On the night of May 1, 2015, the Lawrence Police Department responded to a report of a shooting at Bali’s Restaurant located at 59 Essex Street in Lawrence. Responding officers discovered a male victim on the floor in the bathroom suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation by the Essex County State Police Detective Unit and the Lawrence Police Department Detective Unit resulted in an arrest warrant being issued for LANTIGUA-ALECON for Murder and related Firearms charges. LANTIGUA-ALECON has at least six aliases and has obtained fraudulent identities in the past. He was living in Methuen at the time of the murder and should be considered Armed and Dangerous.

If anyone has any information related to the whereabouts of YSSAEL LANTIGUA-ALECON, please contact the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section at 1-800-KAPTURE (1-800-527-8873).


Hopkinton Well Represented at US Marine Corps Marathon

Excited Hopkinton Running Club members Laura McKenzie, Kathleen Karpe and Ellen Mace are seen on their way to the starting line.

November 4, 2015 - Hopkinton was well represented at the 40th Marine Corps Marathon better known as "Peoples Marathon" with a number of Hopkinton Running Club members taking on the 26.2 mile course that begins and ends at the Marine Corps Memorial and runs through Washington D. C. This year's Marine Corps Marathon, which took place on  October 25, had over 23,000 runners. ~ Timothy Kilduff, 26.2 Foundation President.

Family  Stuff


Hopkinton through Poetry
Celebrating 300 Years - Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Book Launch at the Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew St. Hopkinton, Mass
Book Launch this Friday night, November 6, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

The 36 contributors in the anthology include:

Peter LaGoy, Polly Brown, Kate Heyd, Trish Perry, Bill Shander, Cathleen Dinsmore, Janvi Puri, Holly Paharik, Nevaeh Tamba, Diane Norby, Hibiscus Rose, Michael Alfano, Cheryl Melody Rosenbloom, Cherylann Lambert Walsh, Geri Holland, Michele Floria, Dan Cloutier, Cathy Taylor, Linda Havel, Liam Palacios, Catherine Weber, Barbara Kessler, John Ritz, Jeffrey Barnes, Cheryl Perreault, Amanda Maffei, Hal Glicklin, Libby Franck, Vivek Dattar, Meg Tyler, Agnes Pyne Frieh, Marjorie Touzjian, Louise Ina Hetzler, Sterling Hager, Denise Antaki and Cynthia Franca.
Health and Fitness
Selectmen Grant Temporary Reprieve to 117 Trees
Board sets terms for going forward

by Robert Falcione

November 2, 2015 — Tree Warden Paul Gleason said he was barred from holding a hearing to discuss removing 117 trees on Rafferty Road and Cedar Street after he received two dissenting letters, which kicked the matter onto the Selectmen's desk by statute. This evening, they heard both sides of the issue.

          According to their Master Plan Special Permit,  Legacy Farms is required to construct a 5' wide ADA compliant sidewalk along Rafferty Road, which will connect to Legacy Farms Road North, at the head of which will be constructed 180 age-restricted homes. They are also required to reconstruct the roadway and the intersection of Rafferty Road and Cedar Street. When asked, Legacy principal Roy MacDowell said the sidewalk portion of the construction costs was about $100,000.

          In order to construct the sidewalk, 70 or so trees will need to be taken down on Rafferty, and a few people attended the meeting to ask questions or defend the trees. 

          People asked why the sidewalk wasn't on the northern side instead, why the sidewalk isn't built to meander, why it isn't a bike path instead. Most of the people who asked questions, questioned the need for a sidewalk in the first place, two of them calling it "a sidewalk to nowhere." 

          Selectman Todd Cestari picked up on the theme and said that it was going to nowhere. This writer knows otherwise, and was invited to the microphone by Chairman Ben Palleiko. Please see Editor's Note below.

           After hearing from people who wanted to save the trees, as well as testimony from Director of Land Use and Planning, Elaine Lazarus, Selectmen voted to approve the cutting, but with conditions.

          The Selectmen voted to have oversight during the construction process of the tree-cutting by the Tree Warden, the DPW Director, a Planning Board representative and a designee by the Chairman of the Board of Selectmen. Chairman Palleiko made it clear his designee would be Peter LaGoy, who was prominent in the reconstruction of the Center Trail.


Editor's Note: The sidewalk would actually end up at the parking area for the cartop boat entry for Hopkinton State Park and lead to the shore of Hopkinton Reservoir. This area of the park is a popular fishing and hiking area, with a trail that goes uninterrupted along the shore for about 3/4 of a mile with watchable wildlife, and except for a 200' walk along the roadway, a path to the Hopkinton Reservoir Dam. It is a real gem that would be an asset to the age-restricted community of 180 homes that have been permitted to live at Legacy North when it is built. It would be a great place for a grandparent to take grandchildren fishing, hiking, or just skimming stones.

The Spoon, 110 Grill, Both Approved for Alcohol, Food, Entertainment

by Robert Falcione

Liquor Licenses

November 3, 2015 — Bill Morgan, former owner of the Golden Spoon Restaurant, which closed its doors this past March, and new 50-50 partner, former employee Samantha Prescott, appeared before Selectmen Tuesday evening (above) and received a wine and malt serving license for their new venture, The Spoon. They were granted a license to serve wine and beer from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.

         They said they would be open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week, but would serve dinner on Friday evenings. Ms. Prescott addressed the serving of alcohol.

           "We want it mostly to pair Friday night meals with wine and beer," she said. 

          The pair was approved for a wine and malt serving license, an entertainment license for rebroadcast of TV and music, and a common victualer license for food and provisions, all by unanimous vote of the board.

           Ms. Prescott said they would like to open by March 1, 2016, the one-year anniversary of them closing the other restaurant. Another restaurant was given the green light this evening in the same building, now under construction at 1 Lumber Street by Paul Mastroianni.

           Robert Walker's 110 Grill, described by his attorney this evening as an upscale American grill, was also awarded a license for alcohol consumption, a full serve alcohol license, as well as an entertainment license and a common victualer's license, too.

            The 110 Grill was granted hours of operation of 11:00 am to 1:00 am seven days a week. Chief of Police Ed Lee suggested that their outdoor entertainment, which had been described as acoustic, gets the hook at 10:00 pm, and the Selectmen agreed, noting that they could change it later if needed. Mr. Walker has said previously that he would open as soon as the building is complete.        

Personal Services 

New Location for Celebration of Life of Brad D. Hamilton, 32


A celebration of his life will be held on November 8 at 3:00 pm at the River of Life Church, 384 Merrow Rd. Toland, CT. Food will be served. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Bridge House 20 Summit St. Framingham, MA 01702.



Hopkinton Company, Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects, designs new state-of-the-art
headquarters for Ernie Boch, Jr. and Subaru of New England


HOPKINTON, MA: Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects is pleased to announce the completion of a new 165,000 SF Headquarters and Distribution Center for Subaru of New England in Norwood MA. The project is slated to receive a LEED Platinum rating from the US Green Building Council and incorporates many sustainable features such as: Solar PV Array, a super-efficient Chilled beam HVAC system, super insulated building envelope, low flow plumbing fixtures, all LED lighting throughout, occupancy sensors and daylight harvesting systems, rain gardens and drought tolerant landscaping, regional and recycled materials and many other green design aspects.

The project consists of a 75,000 SF Office Building and a 90,000 SF Distribution Facility to accommodate Subaru of New England Corporate offices including state of the art Technician Training Facilities, Dealer Distribution Offices, Advertising, and New England Subaru Parts Distribution and Support.

The office component is a three story structure with substantial glazing for all offices. The distribution facility provides 36’ high bay racking systems and 9 Vertical Lift Machines for automated retrieval of small parts. 12 overhead truck bays provide ample space for shipping and receiving.

GRLA worked closely with Subaru management and the Construction Manager – Columbia Construction - to achieve a tight time schedule and close budget compliance.


Hopkinton High to present 42nd Street

Hopkinton High School drama students will present the toe-tapping musical, “42nd Street” November 19-22 at Hopkinton Middle School.

The musical, which was first released as a movie in 1933, tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, an inexperienced actress who auditions for a new Broadway show. After a series of mishaps she catches the eye of the famous director, Julian Marsh, and he gives Peggy her big break -- much to the dismay of the show's aging leading lady, Dorothy Brock. Other memorable main characters include Dorothy’s sugar-daddy boyfriend, Abner Dillon; her penniless former sweetheart, Pat Denning; and dancer Billy Lawler, who befriends Peggy.

The show’s many beloved musical numbers include the title song, “Shuffle Off to Buffalo,” “You’re Getting to be a Habit With Me,” and “We’re in the Money.” A troupe of 20 tap-dancing students and many other singers and actors will bring “42nd Street” to life.

Tickets will go on sale beginning Nov. 2 in the High School Office and will also be available at the door. Tickets will be $8 for students and seniors and $10 for general admission. Performances are Thursday, Nov. 19 at 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 22 at 3 p.m.

Family  Stuff


Health and Fitness

History of the Village of Woodville and Lake Whitehall, Repeated


    Due to the overwhelming success and attendance at the May 17th presentation by the Friends of Whitehall at the Hopkinton Historical Society the event will be repeated on Sunday November 15th 2015 at the Woodville Rod and Gun Club on Wood St. in Woodville from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  We hope that this will give many more people the opportunity to learn more about their community and the lake.  The presentation is a visual display of posters and memorabilia with docents available for explanation if necessary.  Light refreshments will be available.

·         Did you know that English settlers on their way from Cambridge to Connecticut as early as 1636 slept the third night of their trip on the western shore of Lake Whitehall?

·         Did you know that by 1800 a carding machine was built in Woodville and that in 1811 the Hopkinton Cotton Manufacturing Company was formed at the lower dam? It was the second cotton weaving mill in the country.

·         Did you know that Dexter and Elbridge Rice built all of the brick houses on Wood St?

Please join us on Nov. 15th to learn more about Woodville’s people, houses, industries (past and present) and the history of the Lake Whitehall and its impact on Woodville.  Even if you saw the exhibition in May, this will give you a chance for a closer look! For more information visit our website at: www.friendsofwhitehall.org.




Author Pens New Comprehensive Title on Swedish Heritage in Greater Worcester


Swedish Heritage of Greater Worcester is the newest addition to The History Press’ American Heritage of Greater Worcester series. The book is by local author, Eric J. Salomonsson and is set to release on November 30, 2015. The book features stunning images of Swedish history. By 1900, Worcester was home to the largest Swedish population in the eastern United States.


These new residents brought an innovative and unique spirit to the community. Industrialist John Jeppson invented an artificial emery stone, and his experiments in the abrasives field became the foundation of the Norton Company. Worcester welcomed Swedish immigrants who preserved traditions through various lodges, church congregations and Swedish-owned businesses like Holstrom’s Market, Lundborg’s and Crown Baker y. Fairlawn Hospital and the Lutheran Home were other mainstays that marked the Swedes’ local presence. Author Eric J. Salomonsson explores how Worcester’s Swedish immigrants became Swedish-Americans while making vital and vibrant contributions to their adopted city.

Personal Services 
He's Back

November 3, 2015 - Christine Snow says that after seeing this bald eagle, but having trouble photographing it at first, she dressed in camo, wool blanket, brought a coffee and waited; sure enough he flew by chasing some birds.  Thank you to Christine for sharing this beautiful photo.


Par For the Course

November 3, 2015 - Nate Oram was there before safety officials this morning on West Main Street between Cumberland Farms and the Mobil station, one of the most dangerous areas in Hopkinton, and snapped this photo.


Ten Years After...

Yes, it's really been that long: The Hopkinton High School Class of 2005 is gearing up for its 10-year reunion.
When: 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday November 28th, 2015

Where: Oliver's Nightclub, 62 Brookline Avenue, 
Boston, Mass.

What: An Italian buffet, drinks and lots of reminiscing. 

For more information and to buy tickets, please visit: https://hhs2005site.wordpress.com

Health and Fitness
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2015 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from October 26, 2015 - November 2, 2015
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
26 Pinecrest Village unit 26 Margaret C. Serpa $218,000 Nov. 2, 2015 John R. Golden, Meredith Golden
22 Crispwater Way unit 186 Wen Yang, Shan Ma $545,495 Nov. 2, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
5R North Street Richard L. Hartman II, Nicole Gilbert $919,165 Oct. 30, 2015 Chirco Land Development Co. Inc.
3 Penny Meadow Lane James F. Coles, Lucy P. Coles $456,000 Oct. 30, 2015 Sharon M. Ferguson
4 Autumn Ridge Drive unit 28 Sadia Nazir $530,000 Oct. 30, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
6 Singletary Way Jared W. Pray, Jessica L. Pray $400,000 Oct. 30, 2015 Prime Properties Limited Partnership
16 Hunters Ridge Way Scott P. Furlong, Janine E. Furlong $895,000 Oct. 29, 2015 South Mill Street LLC
24 Granite Street Robert T. McMann, Danielle M. McMann $710,000 Oct. 29, 2015 Daniel P. Feheley, Maura Feheley
6 Marshall Avenue Ann B. Karpenski $362,000 Oct. 29, 2015 Crystal Gardenia Gutierrez, Raman R. Tallamraju
8 Rockwood Lane unit 61 Michael A. Antino Sr., Carol Antino $558,455 Oct. 28, 2015 LLD Land Development Corp.
4 Apple Tree Hill Road unit 4 Joseph Lamar Andrus, Abigail O'Neill Andrus $207,000 Oct. 28, 2015 Meaghan Casey Lavallee
11 Heartwood Way unit 126 Alan B. Chaiken, Rachel S. Sage $653,105 Oct. 27, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
2 Shady Hollow Path Nicholas M. Breault, Jennifer L. Breault $520,000 Nov. 2, 2015 Alan B. Lovitz, Rachel B. Lovitz
99 South Street William O'Connor, Erin O'Connor $390,000 Oct. 30, 2015 Jan S. Snyder
66 Algonquin Trail unit 66B Magno Arujo, Suellen C. Arujo $285,000 Oct. 30, 2015 Chance Black, James A. Whitmore, Nancy J. Whitmore
31 Park Road Jonathan P. Beck, Kerrie A. Beck $282,000 Oct. 30, 2015 William M. O'Connor, Erin O'Connor
166 Algonquin Trail unit C Rahul R. Shah $341,500 Oct. 30, 2015 Shashank Kulkarni, Anuja D. Apte
87 Leland Farm Road unit 33-A Robyn E. Decina $250,000 Oct. 30, 2015 Jhony Aguilar, Jenee E. Aguilar
60 Mountain Gate Road unit C Eric Newton, Ashley Newton $242,500 Oct. 30, 2015 Sergey Katalichenka, Antonina Yaskovich
9 Holmes Road Andrew J. Saari $260,000 Oct. 30, 2015 Andrew J. Szlachtun
29 East Bluff Road unit 36D Frederick C. Marsden $247,500 Oct. 30, 2015 Kathleen M. Marsden
174 Captain Eames Circle unit C Valerie J. Tumminelli $265,000 Oct. 19, 2015 Diane T. Roberts, Diane T. Roberts Family Trust
267 Main Street Gregory P. Hescock, Barbara M. Hescock $222,900 Oct. 26, 2015 Lois Sanford, Overturf Main Street Realty Trust
1 Boston Road C M Lamy LLC $314,600 Nov. 2, 2015 Lamy Realty Corp.
231 Boston Road Paul McCullough $355,000 Oct. 30, 2015 Cynthia M. O'Neill, Scott P. Vanni,
Alma Vanni Revocable Trust
16 Moulton Road Edward G. Moy $351,000 Oct. 30, 2015 Amy Rochford, Martin Rochford
116 Pine Hill Road Linda Corgan, William Pulver $705,000 Oct. 29, 2015 Patrick M. Buckley, Dayna M. Buckley
119 Carriage Hill Circle unit 119 Peter K. Jacobs, Francis R. Atkinson $580,000 Oct. 28, 2015 Florine Schoen
28 Williams Street Jay A. Deiana Alexandra C. Washek, Matthew J. Washek $115,000 Nov. 2, 2015 Kathleen A. MacConnell
127 Fowler Street Peter J. Hurwitz, Judith N. Hurwitz, Hurwitz Family Trust $521,500 Oct. 30, 2015 Michael N. Davidson, Barbara L. Davidson
43 Cider Mill Lane Daniel A. Dinardi, Heather A. Morrical $334,500 Oct. 30, 2015 Matthew G. Buskell, Jennifer Buskell, Kevin N. Dolan
23 Dogwood Drive Balaji Perumalsamy, Anjana Devi Raghupathi $518,452 Oct. 29, 2015 Crosswinds Properties LLC
83 Main Street Joseph W. Gifford, Denise M. Gifford $447,500 Oct. 29, 2015 Michael D. McAuliffe, Doreen Smith-McAuliffe
116 Westboro Road Carl M. Schuler, Pamela J. Panagian $605,000 Oct. 29, 2015 Ajay Reddy, Diana Reddy
8 Rockwood Lane unit 61 Michael A. Antino Sr., Carol Antino $558,455 Oct. 28, 2015 LLD Land Development Corp., Kevin Lobisser
6 Depot Street Jordan Weaver, Jessica Golden-Weaver $292,000 Oct. 28, 2015 Brad S. Didio, Jennie L. Didio

Family  Stuff


Hopkinton Police Investigate Suspicious Items Given out on Halloween
Poison discovered upon inspection

November 2, 2015 - The Hopkinton Police Department is actively investigating two separate reports of a suspicious item being given to children who were trick or treating on Halloween night. This Sunday two separate parents reported that their children were given a toilet tank cleaner product. The children are six and fourteen years old. The poison was discovered upon inspection of the candy. These discs were wrapped in white wrapping and were not consumed by the children

We are actively interviewing witnesses in the community. Through our investigation we have learned that both children were trick or treating in the downtown area. The Hopkinton Police Department urges everyone to be vigilant and to check all candy before you or your family consume any.


If you have any information that can assist in this investigation please contact Detective Gregg DeBoer at (508) 497-3401 ext. 1279.


Two Men Arraigned In Connection With Burlington Mosque Vandalism

WOBURN – November 2, 2015 - Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that, Cameron Capella, 18, of Burlington, and Derrik Demone, 18, of Burlington, were charged with malicious destruction of property over $250 and tagging property today in Woburn District Court.

Judge Cesar Archilla released the defendants on their own recognizance and ordered the defendants to stay away from the Islamic Center of Burlington, to stay away from and have no contact with the victims of the crime, any potential witnesses, and from each other. The defendants are subject to a curfew from 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. The next scheduled hearing in this case is Friday, December 11.

“The investigation is ongoing and active at this time,” said District Attorney Ryan. “The defendants were arraigned today on charges of malicious destruction of property and tagging based on the evidence. Additional charges may be considered as the investigation progresses.”

On Sunday, November 1, at approximately 1:45 a.m. Burlington Police responded to a report of malicious damage to the Islamic Center of Burlington located on Lexington Street in Burlington. Upon arrival, authorities discovered that “U.S.A.” had been spray painted multiple times on the exterior of the building as well as on the Islamic Center of Burlington sign on the roadway. Authorities also noted that multiple eggs had been smashed around the property. Video surveillance from the mosque obtained by authorities allegedly showed two suspects approaching the building and remaining there for approximately 20 minutes.

Burlington Police apprehended the defendants at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Monday, November 2.

The case is being jointly investigated by the Burlington Police Department and the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

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

This prosecutor assigned to the hearing today was Assistant District Attorney A.J. Chalifour.

Personal Services 




The DPW wishes to remind all Hopkinton residents of By-Laws pertaining to the parking of motor vehicles during the winter months.


Traffic Rules and Orders, Town of Hopkinton, Article lV, Section 8 “It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle, other than for an emergency, to park said vehicle on any street between the hours of 1:00am to 6:00am from November 15 through April 1.


Article X, Section 1 By-Laws Town of Hopkinton

The Highway Manager, for the purpose of removing or plowing snow, or removing the ice from any way shall be authorized to remove or cause to be removed to some convenient place, including in such term a public garage, any vehicle interfering with such work. The owner of any vehicle so removed shall be liable for the cost of such removal, and for the storage charges, if any, resulting therefrom. The Highway Manager, whenever any vehicle is so removed, shall notify the Police Department and said Department shall render all necessary assistance to the Highway Manager in enforcing this by-law.


Article 3

No person shall pile, push, throw, shovel, plow or by any other method or means cause snow to be deposited or placed on any public roadway or sidewalk of the Town so as to impede, obstruct or interrupt or otherwise adversely affect the unrestricted flow of traffic or the safe travel of any pedestrian on such roadway or sidewalk. The foregoing sentence shall not apply to any person in the employ of the Town, or in the employ of an independent contractor, which has been hired by the Town for the purpose of snow removal. Whoever violates this section shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding twenty-five dollars for each such violation. Each instance of such conduct shall constitute a separate violation of this By-Law.


The DPW would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.


Mike Mansir, Highway Manager

Reprinted with permission from: http://www.soundmindz.org/

Holiday Forgiveness

by Dr. Arthur P. Ciaramicoli

The holidays must be coming as several of my clients are already anticipating the discomfort they will feel as they feel obligated to associate with family members they are in conflict with for one reason or another. Overly sensitive individuals who seldom give each other the benefit of the doubt often harbor resentments. Holding on to conflicts of long ago is akin to sprinkling a teaspoon of poison in your coffee every morning. These resentments are typically held over time by the cognitive distortions of mind reading-assuming you know what other people are thinking and why they act the way they do- and personalization and blame- you take situations and behavior of others personally, blaming them or yourself for situations that are not in their or your control.



How can this tendency be changed so you and your relatives can be at peace this holiday season? You will have to look beyond the surface and not react quickly to what you believe to be true. Quick reactions cause incorrect perceptions. With empathy-the capacity to understand and respond to the unique aspects of another - we go beyond the superficial to understand another person’s intentions and communications. We give the other person a chance to explain their perspective regarding any incident that occurred. We do not assume, we wait to gain the facts before we conclude. And most importantly if you are insecure and overly –sensitive you must take responsibility for assuming people are trying to hurt you when in fact they may not have evil intentions at all. Now I realize there are noxious people in some families, and when there is truly a consensus based on objective data that they are cruel, provocative and destructive you may have to set firm limits and conditions as to whether or not that person should be attending holiday occasions. This is however not usually the case. The resentments that most people accumulate usually consist of misunderstandings that have never been discussed in a civil, non-defensive way for a reasonable amount of time. Contact those you have had conflict with, take the higher road and try to limit your use of mind reading, taking comments too personally and commit to eliminating blaming.

Listen attentively and give the other person a chance to talk, don’t be rehearsing what you want to say while the other person is trying to express.  The change from a resentful, defensive position to one that is open-minded and more interested in understanding than criticizing is one that reaps great benefits for your health. Remembers that you are the one pouring the poison in your coffee every morning, you have a choice to be humane and forgiving or stubborn and resentful. One set of behaviors leads to health and family harmony, the other leads to division, regret and loss of much needed family connections.


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



Health and Fitness
Hopkinton Resident Laid to Rest

November 1, 2015 - Mass State Police shares this photo of its mounted unit at the funeral of Hopkinton resident, Detective Lieutenant Kevin Horton, retired, earlier in the week.

Family  Stuff


Travels With Sally: Halloween Winner

November 1, 2015 - Sally Drawe won First Prize at the Halloween Costume Parade at The Family Pet Hospital in Ashland dressed as the Yarn Dog. She wants to remind all of her Facebook friends that today is Nancy Drawe's birthday.  NOTE: Got a great Halloween photo, too? Send it to Editor@HopNews.com .
Health and Fitness

Fire Chief Search Committee Receives 18 Apps; Whittles it Down to Seven


The Hopkinton Fire Department Chief Search Committee announced that it received eighteen applications for the Chief's position, nine of which were from out of state.   "After a thorough review of each application, we have extended invitations for first round interviews to seven candidates," said Bob Levenson, Chair of the committee. 

"We are very pleased with the quality of the candidates," said Chris LeClaire, the Newburyport, MA Fire Chief and a member of the committee.  

Following the interviews, scheduled for November 9, the committee will decide on next steps, which could include a final round of interviews, as well as an assessment center.  The outcome will be a recommendation to the Board of Selectmen. Added Levenson, "I'm confident that we will meet our goal of having a new Chief chosen by our January deadline."

Along with LeClaire and Levenson, the committee includes John MosherHopkinton Board of Selectmen, Norman KhumaloHopkinton Town Manager, and Maria Casey, Town of Hopkinton Director of Human Resources.

Said Chief LeClaire: "As we've said, our guiding principles are transparency and thoroughness.  This is the best way to ensure that we find the most qualified candidate who would be the right fit for Hopkinton and lead this great department."


Dierdre at Hopkinton State Park

File photo.


 With $30,000 Raised at Hoptoberfest, Fundraising  Tops $700,000 for Library


On Friday, October 23, over 300 “Hoptoberfest” partygoers filled St. John’s Parish Hall, raising over $30,000 for the Library renovation and expansion project set to break ground in early 2016. Hopkinton Public Library Foundation’s Third Annual Hoptoberfest, a fun night out to celebrate the fall and enjoy all things local, helped Library fundraising top $700,000. In addition, a number of guests joined the 1000 Homes for Hopkinton Library, adding their names to the 1000 Homes plaque to be hung in the new Library.

Partygoers enjoyed fantastic food and desserts from 5 Star Sweets, 110 Grill, Chef McFall, Commonwealth BBQ, Dino’s Pizza, Heritage of Sherborn, KO Sushi & Grill, Mexico City Taqueria, Not Your Average Joe’s, Oliva’s, and Wicked Twisted Pretzels. Guests tasted spirits from Bully Boy Distillers and Gubba Rum. Clown Shoes Beer brought offerings of seasonal beer. Congratulations to Winner local Christopher Benning, winner of the Home Brew Contest judged by Kenneth Onofrey from Crafted.

Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects and Phipps Insurance Agency generously sponsored Hoptoberfest at the Platinum Level. The following Gold Level Sponsors joined the festivities: AMC Travel Consultants, bCalm Yoga, Elizabeth Blake Orthodontics, GetJosette, LeafFilter, Pink Truck Designs, The Purple Rose, Stephanie G. Jewelers, and Webster First Federal Credit Union. Silver Level Sponsors included Hopkinton Drug, Hopkinton Jewelers, Let’s Sing! Dance! Act!, and Scott’s Landscaping, Inc.

Thank you to all who participated in the planning and partying, and to all the generous sponsors, restaurants, caterers, drink providers, and local businesses and individuals who made this such a successful and fantastic event. For more pictures from the evening, please visit the HPLF website at www.HPLFinc.org  and the HPLF Facebook page: www.facebook.com/HPLFpage~ Contributed

Personal Services 
Residents' Trees Objections Trigger Selectmen Review

October 30, 2015 - A plan to remove 117 trees from Rafferty Road to enable a sidewalk to be built and improvements to connecting intersections was the subject of a Public Hearing by the Tree Warden on October 19, 2015. The written objections by residents Christopher Small of Reservoir Road and Mavis O'Leary of Curtis Road have triggered a statutory mandate giving the Board of Selectmen the last word.


The reason the trees need to be removed is to facilitate the widening of the street and the construction of a sidewalk, as part of the Master Plan Special Permit for Legacy Farms. The only property owners on Rafferty Road are DCR and Eversource (Hopkinton LNG Corp). Baypath Humane Society is a tenant at will on Rafferty Road land owned by Eversource. Their no-kill shelter is popular with dog-lovers, who currently use the roadway to walk those in the care of the shelter. As it stands, some of the young dog-walkers line up walking on each side of the roadway, across from one another, in an apparent but risky attempt to narrow the travel lane with their bodies and force vehicles to slow down.


In his letter, Mr. Small objects to losing the natural canopy that exists in an aesthetic way (file photo, above), and believes the sidewalk could be constructed away from the edge of the roadway, preserving the canopy.


Mrs. O'Leary states, simply put, that widening the road will increase vehicular speed, and that the sidewalk is unnecessary.


The Selectmen will hear testimony in a Public Hearing scheduled for this Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at 7:00 pm


From the Selectmen's Agenda:

PUBLIC HEARING: RAFFERTY ROAD TREE CUTTING REQUEST (ACTION/DISCUSSION) 7. The Board will hold a public hearing on a proposal to cut 117 trees on Rafferty Road. As required by M.G.L 87 Section 3, the Tree Warden held a Public Hearing on this matter on October 19, 2015, of which two residents objected to the proposal. Therefore, pursuant to M.G.L. 87 Section 4, this proposal is now subject to the jurisdiction of the Board of Selectmen

FROM M.G.L. 87

"Section 4. Tree wardens shall not cut down or remove or grant a permit for the cutting down or removal of a public shade tree if, at or before a public hearing as provided in the preceding section, objection in writing is made by one or more persons, unless such cutting or removal or permit to cut or remove is approved by the selectmen or by the mayor. "



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Incident and Arrests Updated today, October 30, 2015

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





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

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

30 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

3 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

Incident Log

Thursday, October 29, 2015

8:45 pm Officer Arthur Schofield spoke with a resident regarding IRS scam phone calls.

7:08 pm A caller reported that his son forgot his backpack at school after football and wanted it logged in case someone turned it in. The resident called back and stated that they found it.

4:12 pm Multiple 911 callers reported that two cattle were in the roadway on Wood Street. Officer Arthur Schofield spoke with the owner's daughter who retrieved them.

3:51 pm Officer Matthew McNeil spoke with an individual regarding IRS fraud.

5:27 am Sgt. John Porter notified the Highway Department that there appeared to be a clogged drain on Main Street.

4:48 am Two officers responded to a CEMLEC swat call out.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

7:14 pm A resident of Lakeshore Drive reported an on-going parking complaint. Officer Arthur Schofield spoke with the owner of the vehicle and advised that they removed it.

6:01 pm A caller reported that a transformer was sparking on Ash Street. Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas checked the area with a negative find.

4:31 pm A caller reported being harassed through email by his ex-wife. Officer Arthur Schofield attempted to contact her via phone and left a message.

3:41 pm Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas assisted a construction company with putting a metal plate over the roadway on East Main Street.

12:47 pm A resident requested that buses not park along Main Street, blocking the visibility of getting out of Summer Street.

11:20 am Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with a resident regarding a fraud attempt.

9:54 am Officer Matthew McNeil responded to Prestwick Drive to write a report of assault.

5:11 am A Hayden Rowe Street resident reported that a male was outside of her door whistling. Officer John Corridan checked the area with a negative find.

Spend your Saturday mornings with Fay School!



Join us on Saturday, October 31 for Halloween at Fay! This program is designed for children ages 2-8 along with their parents. The program will run from 10:00-11:00 a.m. and will take place at Fay’s Primary School, located near the intersection of Routes 30 & 85 in Southborough, MA. Please use the East Entrance at 25 Middle Road for access and parking. A map of our campus is available HERE! 

Family  Stuff


Trooper Discovers 300 Bundles of Heroin on Rte. 495 Stop in Bolton


October 29, 2015 - Today at approximately 10:40 a.m., Trooper Phillip McLaine of the State Police barracks in Leominster was on patrol on Route 495 in Bolton when he observed a silver Nissan Altima traveling northbound at a high rate of speed. He subsequently stopped the vehicle.

Trooper McLaine determined that the operator, HOLLY GRANT, 39, of Palermo, Maine, was unlicensed. Further investigation led to the discovery of approximately 300 bundles of a substance believed to be heroin inside the vehicle.

GRANT was placed under arrest and transported to the Leominster Barracks for booking. She was held on $25,000.00 bail pending her arraignment in Clinton District Court.

Trooper Matthew Baird of the State Police K-9 Unit and Trooper Eric Grace assisted in the investigation.

GRANT was charged with the following offenses;

Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle
Distribution of a Class A Substance (Heroin)
Trafficking in Heroin

Health and Fitness


Wrentham Operator Causes Crash


October 29, 2015 - This afternoon at about 2:15 p.m., troopers from the State Police Barracks in Foxboro responded to a crash on Route 1 at Myrtle Street in Wrentham involving two cars and a tractor trailer. Emergency medical personal at the scene found one person suffering from serious injuries and requested a medical helicopter.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Michael Isom indicates that a 67-year-old female was traveling on Route 1 North in a 2001 Volvo in the left travel lane. The operator of a 2013 Kia Optima, which was also traveling northbound in the middle travel lane in the same area, attempted to maneuver into the left lane and stuck the rear of the Volvo in the process. That collision caused the operator of the Volvo to lose control of her vehicle, ultimately ending up in the southbound travel lane where she was struck by a 2012 Freightliner tractor trailer, which was traveling southbound at the time.

The operator of the Volvo was transported by Boston MedFlight to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. No one else involved in the crash was injured.

This crash remains under investigation with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section, and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. No charges have been filed at this time. State Police were also assisted on scene by Wrentham Fire and EMS.

Lane and road closures on Route 1 at Myrtle Street were in effect for more than two hours to accommodate the medical helicopter and the subsequent investigation and cleanup.


Brad D. Hamilton, 32


Brad D. Hamilton, 32, of Framingham and formerly Hopkinton, passed away October 27, 2015. Born in Natick, he was the son of Judith (Davis) Harris and her husband David of Chaplin, CT and Michael D. Hamilton and his wife Lori of Hopkinton.

Brad was involved in church ministry and enjoyed helping others. He also enjoyed working out. Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Jeff Mayer and Brent Hamilton and his wife Sarah all of Milford; his maternal grandmother, Betty Davis of Concord; his niece and nephew Madeline and Jacob Hamilton. of Milford, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 1st from 2-5p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe Street.


A celebration of his life will be held on November 8 at 3:00 pm at the River of Life Church, 384 Merrow Rd. Toland, CT. Food will be served. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Bridge House 20 Summit St. Framingham, MA 01702.


Presents Dr. Michael Thompson
“How to Raise Responsible Children”
Monday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m


How can a parent provide consistency--and how can he or she successfully communicate with his or her child around issues of responsibility? Which method of parenting produces the most competent child? Join Dr. Thompson for a research-driven--and warm-hearted--look at how we can provide children with an internal foundation for moral behavior.

This presentation is part of Fay’s series, Ideas&Insights at Fay School, which features informative speakers, workshops, and presentations on topics that are relevant to parents today.

The event is free to attend and open to the public. No registration is required to attend and parking will be available at 25 Middle Road in Southborough, MA.

Please visit www.fayschool.org/MichaelThompson  for more information or contact Nicole Casey at 508-490-8204 or ncasey@fayschool.org .

Personal Services 
Be Safe on Halloween

October 28, 2015 - The Officer Phil program bought Buddy the Bulldog to Center School to offer tips on staying safe on Halloween. Contributed.

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