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Selectmen Hear Slaman Superlatives
More than 600-signature petition turned in

February 24, 2016 — Turning in a petition with more than 600 residents' signatures favoring the hiring of Steve Slaman as Hopkinton Fire Chief, Rick Sulfaro, above, said residents were "distraught" over the current situation.

          Ramping up  the rhetoric a notch, Hopkinton resident Don Collins, friend of Interim Chief Slaman called the current status a "charade." Mr. Collins is the Assistant Fire Chief of Massport Fire-Rescue at Logan Airport.

           Selectmen fielded applicants in their search to replace retire Chief Ken Clark and had narrowed the field to two, former Hopkinton Fire Chief Gary Daugherty and Deputy Chief Steve Slaman. Daugherty withdrew  from consideration, leaving only Steve Slaman, giving the Selectmen with no choice. They did, however, hire him as Chief in three-month renewable terms while they search for more applicants.


 Below, 300th Anniversary Committee Chair Jean Bertschmann, Mike Whalen and craftsman John Foster pose by the bench Mr. Foster built to be used as time capsules, one time capsule to be opened in 2065 and another in 2115. They were sealed last evening, but is upside-down while the sealant dries. The bench is expected to have a place in the new library, once it is constructed. The ground-breaking for that project is scheduled for March 11.



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Hopkinton SEPAC is the Special Education Parent Advisory Council.  Hopkinton SEPAC membership is open to any and all parties. You do not have to have a child with special needs to join.


If your child, or you know a child who, has trouble reading, writing, understanding math, has an identified disability or perhaps is undiagnosed, but definitive presence of a physical, intellectual, emotional disability, organizational or attention difficulties or allergies, join Hopkinton SEPAC to learn more about these and other areas in the developing child.  Hopkinton SEPAC believes in the importance of each child’s education, striving to continually improve the quality of Hopkinton’s special education programs through a variety of programs, speakers, administration meetings, and community outreach services. We share resources needed from the preschool age child to the high school graduate and beyond.

Connect with us:

·                     Come to our next general meeting on  March 15th,      May 17th,  and June 21st at 7pm, see website for agenda and meeting location. Contact us at HopkintonSEPAC@gmail.com.


Sebastian R. "Jim" Silvestro, 79


WAREHAM - Sebastian R. "Jim" Silvestro, 79, formerly of Hopkinton, died at his home in Onset on February 19, 2016. He was the husband of Mary Geraldine "Jerri" (Rooney) Silvestro, to whom he was married for 48 years.

Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Domenico and Carmella (Raciti) Silvestro. He attended Roxbury Memorial High School for Boys in the 1950s and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He worked as a truck driver for a variety of Boston-area companies and drove school buses for Framingham Public Schools.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Sebastian J. Silvestro and wife Heather Clary of MD, his daughters Kerra Lynn Silvestro and partner Antwan Rogers of FL and Kelli Ann Silvestro of Taunton, and three grandchildren Xavier Rogers, Alexandra Rogers and O'Neil Silvestro. In addition, he leaves his brothers Dominic and wife Cheryl, Ralph and wife Josephine, Frank and wife Jeanne and Joseph and wife Dorothy; and his sister Constance Saraceno and husband Guy. He is predeceased by his daughter Carmella Ann Silvestro who died in 1970.

A visitation will be held from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 26, 2016 at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 38 Church Street, Hopkinton, MA. A funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, Hopkinton. Burial will take place at 2:30 p.m. in Glenwood Cemetery, Natick.

Donations may be made to South Coast VNA and Hospice, 200 Mill Road, Fairhaven, MA 02719.

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Library Director Retiring

Rownak Hussain has advised me she will be retiring from her position as Library Director for the Town of Hopkinton effective March 11, 2016. Rownak will be relocating to spend some quality time with her family.


She joined Hopkinton eleven (11) years ago and has contributed significantly to the quality of library services and resources in Town. Front and center, Rownak has been a tireless advocate for the Library Project and, over the years, has become the face of the library. Not only has Rownak been in tune with the pulse of this community’s needs, she has gracefully balanced those needs while supporting her staff to achieve high standards of customer service.


One of her most significant accomplishments was facilitating the library’s transition from a private to a public entity. While I share with many the fondest of sentiments that Rownak is moving on to the next exciting phase of her personal life, I certainly will miss her genuine passion for the greater good. I wish her the very best in every opportunity this next chapter has in store for her.

Norman Khumalo, Town Manager.


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

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New Transactions from February 15, 2016 - February 22, 2016
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5 College Street Wayne T. Eddy, Tina M. Eddy $1,625,000 Feb. 19, 2016 Paula M. Burns
35 America Boulevard unit D Ramanatha Reddy Ambati, Shamala Reddy Pasam $327,000 Feb. 22, 2016 Stephen W. MacGregor, Corey A. MacGregor
111 Trailside Way unit D-6 Kranthi Kumar Reddy Mummadi,
Laxmi Veenasa Devireddy
$210,000 Feb. 22, 2016 William H. Marrs Jr., William H. Marrs
469 America Boulevard unit 69B John Varghese, Roshini M. Mathew $380,500 Feb. 19, 2016 Louisiana Purchase Realty LLC
100 Algonquin Trail unit C Florence Newcum $294,000 Feb. 19, 2016 Jennifer D. McNiff
218 Algonquin Trail unit B Rajesh Raheja, Kanika Ahuja $360,000 Feb. 19, 2016 Michael Osipenko, Marianna Osipenko
22 Larcridge Lane Robert L. Palmieri $160,000 Feb. 18, 2016 Sandra Moran
459 America Boulevard unit 69D Vijay Basava $383,350 Feb. 16, 2016 Louisiana Purchase Realty LLC
25 Breakneck Hill Road Moshe Benitah $269,900 Feb. 18, 2016 Fannie Mae, Federal National Mortgage Assoc.
55 Southville Road Max Geesey, Southville Nominee Trust $228,000 Feb. 17, 2016 David R. Drake, Anna A. Drake
3 Aspenwood Lane unit 20E Walter M. Foster, Cynthia R. Foster $355,000 Feb. 16, 2016 Ruth A. Kuniholm, Anketell Family Irrevocable Trust
6 Blueberry Lane Selim Helmy, Sousn Imam $550,983 Feb. 18, 2016 Crosswinds Properties LLC
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Incident Log Updated February 22, 2016

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.

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

28 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

4 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

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

Arrest Log

Sunday, February 21, 2016

5:58 pm Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas arrested Karl E. Garner, 55, of Amherst Road, Hopkinton, on Elm Street and charged him with OUI Liquor, 2nd Offense and Marked Lanes Violation.

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

6:15 pm Officer Philip Powers spoke with two men claiming to be waiting for a tow truck to pick up a vehicle they had bought on Wood Street.

5:58 pm Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas stopped a motor vehicle on Elm Street and subsequently arrested a 55 year-old male from Hopkinton and charged him with OUI Liquor, 2nd Offense and Marked Lanes Violation.

11:02 am Officer Thomas Griffin spoke with construction workers who were in violation of the town by-law on Davenport Lane.

10:28 am A caller reported several people ice fishing on Lake Whitehall and believed the ice to be unsafe. Officer Stephen Buckley advised that they were experience fishermen and were notified of the dangers.

2:34 am A resident of Linden Street reported that their neighbors truck lights flashed and the horn honked. Two officers responded and advised that the home and truck were secure.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

9:48 pm A caller from West Main Street reported that lug nuts were missing from his vehicle. Two officers responded to speak with him.

9:46 pm Two officers located teenagers in the sanctuary lot on Clinton Street and advised them to leave the property.

9:19 pm A 911 caller reported that a woman dressed in all dark clothes was walking down Cedar Street. Two officers checked the area with a negative find.

6:38 pm Officer Arthur Schofield located teenagers rock climbing on College Street and advised them they can't be there during the night.

1:54 pm A walk-in stated receiving a letter in the mail from the IRS stating that someone had filed a tax return under her name.

3:38 am The Highway Department was notified that the lights at the intersection of West Main Street and Lumber Street were malfunctioning.

Friday, February 19, 2016

9:20 pm Several callers reported hearing the sound of gunshots in the area of Hidden Brick Road. Three officers checked the area with a negative find.

8:56 pm A caller from Clinton Street reported a possible missing person out of Worcester.

7:42 pm Officer Arthur Schofield spoke with individuals who were walking their dog by College Rock and advised them not to walk in the woods.

6:44 pm A Warmstone Way resident reported that a neighbor's garage door was open. Officer Arthur Schofield advised that everything checked out okay and he was able to secure the garage.

1:08 pm A caller from Hillcrest Drive reported that a vehicle was in the area with a teenager riding on the roof. Officer Philip Powers checked the area but was unable to locate the vehicle.

10:07 am A caller reported that a vehicle was speeding in a school zone on East Main Street.




February 22, 2016 — Your Hopkinton Middle School RoboHillers Robotics Team # 1715A recently was crowned the MA VEX IQ Robotics Champions.  The team made some calculated decisions just prior to competing.  By the end of the day the team had finished ranked number 1 with a high total score of 253 points, scoring 22 points higher than the second place team.  All 27 teams at the event participated in judged events throughout the day that involved teleoperated control, autonomous programming, a STEM Research presentation, and team interview.  The top ten teams from the day competed in a final round and again the RoboHillers came out on top with their partner from BU Academy and were crowned State Champs.  The team also won the coveted Excellence Award which is given to the team with the highest combined scoring from all events throughout the day.  The RoboHillers have qualified to compete in the VEX IQ World Championships with teams from all over the globe in Kentucky this April.  Congrats to team RoboHillers. ~ Contributed content.

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Mary E. Foss, 95
Mary E. Foss, 95,
of Brentwood, NH and formerly of Hopkinton, passed away February 16, 2016. She was the wife of the late Edward C. Foss. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are under the care of the Chesmore  Funeral Home of Hopkinton.


Betty Campbell, 93
Betty Campbell, 93, of Hopkinton, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016 at the Mark Wentworth Home in Portsmouth, NH. She was the wife of the late John D.Campbell. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. 

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All States

Isabelle Giordano, Taylor Velazquez, Emily Mastroianni, and Caitlyn Halloran ran at All-States Saturday and qualified for the 4x400 at Nationals by .01 of a second with a time of 4:04.79. These girls had already qualified for a Sprint Medley. They will run both races at the New Balance Indoor Nationals in NYC in early March. Congratulations to Brian Hall for the great coaching. ~Contributed content
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Just Like Old


February 21, 2016 — With the successful completion of a recent capital campaign, St. John the Evangelist has begun restoration and painting of the north side aisle and rear of the church. According to Fr. Richard Cannon, pastor of St. John's, pledges from parishioners, amounting to $1,024,000, exceeded expectation. After water damage repair, art work restoration, and overall painting, the interior of the historic church is expected to recapture the vision of its original, uniquely skilled craftsmen.
       In addition, extensive repointing and weatherproofing will begin, as weather permits, on the exterior of the church.

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10... 9... 8... 7...

February 20, 2016 — It appears that these watercraft at Hopkinton State Park are ready for launching today.


Fan Salute

The Hiller hockey team salutes the fans after their final regular season game. Coach MacPhersons's  team finished the season with an impressive 17-3 record. Hopkinton held their opponents to a paltry 1.50 goals against avg. while pitching 6 shutouts. Now they await the MIAA tournament seedings next week, to determine their first round opponent. Great Season guys! More work to do! Photo by Eric Carty.

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Sebastian R. Silvestro, 79

HOPKINTON - Sebastian R. Silvestro, 79, formerly of Hopkinton, died Friday, February 19, 2016 in Onset.  Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home ( www.callanancronin.com  ) are incomplete at this time.

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Retiring After 32 years of Firefighting Service

Bill flanked by his brothers and fellow retired firefighters Skip, left, and Russel Lukey.   

February 20, 2016 — The Hopkinton Fire Department would like to send out a special thanks to Firefighter William Lukey as he serves his final tour of duty for the Town today. Bill joined the department back in 1983 as a call/volunteer firefighter and then in 1989 committed himself to a career of public service. We are all lucky to have worked alongside of bill through the years as shared his wonderful humor, wisdom and firefighting experience.  So after more than 32 years of service and commitment to our Town we say farewell to Bill and wish him the best in his retirement years.


"Excited - stopped by Secretary of State's office to pick up my Nomination Papers to continue the honor of representing the good people of the 2nd Middlesex + Norfolk District in the Senate!" From Karen Spilka's facebook. And below, from Carolyn Dykema's facebook:

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Incident Log Updated February 19, 2016

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.

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

   17 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

     1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

     1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

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


Incident Log

Thursday, February 18, 2016

10:47 am A resident of Greystone Lane reported that her daughter, who was home alone, stated that a suspicious motor vehicle stopped in front of the house, drove up and down the street several times and was just hanging around the area. Officer John Corridan checked the area but was unable to locate the vehicle.

9:02 am A caller reported that a truck and trailer was parked the wrong way blocking the entrance to the town hall. Officer John Corridan responded and advised that a crew was working on the roof but the entrance was open and clear.

8:55 am A caller reported that the B Street sign and stop sign were taken down, possibly from a large truck. The Highway Department was notified.


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

1:15 pm A 911 caller from West Main Street reported that a vehicle on a car carrier was on fire. Three officers responded and advised that it was just a smoking transmission from a totaled car.

12:58 pm Officer Thomas Griffin assisted a walk-in with fingerprinting for an international background check.

12:45 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Thomas Griffin regarding tax fraud.

12:04 pm A resident of West Elm Street reported an on-going neighbor/animal problem involving a no trespass order.

10:44 am The Water Department reported finding a license plate in the lake off of Lakeshore Drive.

6:19 am A Spring Street resident reported hearing someone knock on his window awhile ago then drive off in a pickup truck.

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Wow! What a Life  


After reading the chronicle of the life of Flora Busconi one word immediately came to mind. Wow! What an incredible life she lived. If you were lucky enough to meet her, you knew she spent her life “giving” and helping others. Flo never expected, nor did she want anything in return. I was privileged to meet and speak with Flo when I visited her loving and devoted sister Lori Gentilotti at Christmas and in the summer. Not only were you captivated by her beautiful eyes and sparkling smile, but it was her personality that really lit up the room. Flo had an overpowering, but understated presence about her. She would always bring me up to date with news and achievements concerning her family. Sometimes she would affectionately touch my arm, perhaps to make certain I was giving her my full attention, while she explained with an enormous amount of pride some wonderful happening in the family or in the community.

Flo made the world a better place during her time, and it's very clear we need more people like her. I am saddened that Flo is no longer with us, but it helps to know that her legacy of unselfishness, and lover for her family and community will serve as a model for generations to come.


I would like to send my sincere condolences to her family and friends as this is a difficult loss for everyone.

Benjamin Tocci

Horizon Ridge Parkway

Las Vegas, NV


Hopkinton Drug Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Will be business as usual during reorganization

February 19, 2016 — Hopkinton Drug today filed a petition under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Act to reorganize. The filing of the petition in no way changes our relations with our customers, employees and vendors. Hopkinton Drug is proud of its six-decade record of service to the community, and fully intends to continue such service well into the future.


The bankruptcy petition was necessitated as a result of an arbitration award obtained by Caremark, an affiliate of CVS, against Hopkinton. Hopkinton Drug had hoped to negotiate a full payment of the arbitration award over time, but Caremark refused to negotiate with Hopkinton Drug. Under Chapter 11, a company is allowed to proceed with its business operations while reorganizing its debts, and that is exactly what Hopkinton intends to do. We are hopeful of coming out of Chapter 11 in 3-4 months. Once again, in the meantime, Hopkinton  Drug looks forward to fully serving its customers’ health care needs. ~Dennis Katz

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Meet Your Neighbors

February 19, 2016 — Last evening, Hopkinton Democrats turned their Town Committee meeting into an opportunity to invite and meet Muslim neighbors, those who are part of the Islamic Masumeen Center of New England, which is located on Wood Street in Hopkinton. The meeting was moved to the Selectmen's Meeting room due to the size of the SRO crowd, which still could have used a larger room. Below, State Representative Carolyn Dykema speaks with, left, Mahmu Jafri and Imam Mehdi.
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Milford Regional Offers Easy Way to Keep
Track of Medications

MILFORD – Individuals can now record, access and update their prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, supplements and herbal medicines with an easy-to-use online form offered by Milford Regional Medical Center.

The form, called My Medication Record, is currently available for download on the hospital’s website, www.milfordregional.org  . Once downloaded and saved to a computer, the form can be easily filled out and accessed for future updates. The completed form should be printed and kept with you at all times.

Patients can list their primary care doctor’s name and contact information; pharmacy location; medication, dosage, frequency and the condition for which it is prescribed; allergies; and vaccination dates.

My Medication Record is an important document to present during a doctor’s appointment, emergency room or hospital visit to ensure the best possible treatment. In addition, patient readmissions due to medication complications are reduced.

“My Medication Record is an easy tool to help you stay on top of your health, simply by keeping track of all of your medications and supplements,” says Director of Risk Management Cathy O’Connell, RN, BSN. “Having this record readily available lends itself to more efficient – and effective – treatment, whether during a routine doctor’s visit or emergency.”

For a direct link to the form, go to www.milfordregional.org/MyMedicationRecord . If you don’t have access to a computer, you can call (508) 422-2264 and a card can be mailed to you.


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Claude Henderson Midgette, 73


Claude Henderson Midgette passed away at the age of 73 on February 12, 2016. Claude was born in 1942 in Manns Harbor, NC and is predeceased by his father, Claude Gaither Midgette who died in 1948, his mother, Lucy Bratton Midgette Gibbs who died in 2005 and his stepfather, William F. Gibbs who passed in 1980.


Claude is survived by his beloved wife, Susan Irvine Midgette of Alto, MI, (formerly of Hopkinton, MA) his brother, Billy Gaither Midgette and wife Phyllis Ann Haines Midgette, both of Manns Harbor, NC and brother, Ronnie Nash and his wife, Sheila Nash of Norfolk, VA. A loving father survived by his daughter, Robin Lynn Fisher and her husband, Jonathan Fisher both of Calgary AB, his son, Charles Keith Midgette and partner, Wayne A. Garcia, both of Sutton, MA. Cherished grandfather survived by Heather Michelle Hennessey and Eric William Hennessey, children of Robin, and Ashley Nicole Midgette daughter of Keith. Devoted Uncle to Gaither Midgette and Jenny Midgette.


Further survived by cherished family, mother-in-law and lifetime Hopkinton resident Patricia Smith Irvine, sister-in-law, Betty Lou Thomas and husband, William “Billy” E. Thomas and their children, Nancy Clark and family, Brian Thomas and family, Karin DePaolo and family, sister-in-law Patti Boelsen and husband, Michael Boelsen and their children, Jessica Duplessie and family, and Michelle Oteri and family and many close and devoted friends.


A private service will be held on Saturday February 20 at Faith Community Church, 146 East Main Street, Hopkinton, MA at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be sent in memory of Claude Midgette to Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan, rmhwesternmichigan.org , where he volunteered for many years.


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Milford Regional’s Patient Advisory Council
Needs New Members

MILFORD – Milford Regional Medical Center is seeking community members from their 19 town service area to serve on the hospital’s Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC). Now in its sixth year of operation, the PFAC is dedicated to promoting a partnership between the patients, families, and working professionals affiliated with the Medical Center to promote and foster patient-centered care.


The PFAC at Milford Regional, which meets monthly, includes staff from the Medical Center’s administration and departments, and former patients or those who have had family members receive care at the hospital. Community members must reside within Milford Regional’s service area which comprises the following towns: Milford, Hopedale, Mendon, Blackstone, Medway, Uxbridge, Northbridge, Whitinsville, Bellingham, Franklin, Douglas, Grafton, Upton, Hopkinton, Holliston, Millis, Medfield, Wrentham and Millville. Members commit to a two-year term and have the opportunity to participate on various committees, task forces and advisory boards.


Those interested in becoming a member of Milford Regional’s Patient Family Advisory Council must complete and submit an application form by Tuesday, March 29, 2016. For more information on the PFAC at Milford Regional and/or to obtain an application, go to the Medical Center’s website at www.milfordregional.org  and click on “About MRMC” (in the upper right corner), then click on PFAC or contact Cathy O’Connell by phone at (508) 422-2202 or email at caoconnell@milreg.org .




Walter Robbins of Hopkinton passed away Tuesday, February 16,2016 surrounded by his loving family at Beaumont Rehabilitation Center in Westborough. He was the son of the late Walter and Grace (Spinney) Robbins. For over 67 years he was the loving and devoted husband of Claire L. Robbins who passed away in April of 2015.

Walter graduated from Hopkinton High School in 1939 where he played and captained with the Stonethrowers football team. He worked at Ashland Chemical Company as a dye chemist assistant from 1939 until 1942 when he joined the U.S. Army.

In the military, Walter served as Staff Sgt. with Troop D of the 90th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron Division in England, Germany, France and Austria during The Battle of the Bulge. He received numerous accolades including the Combat Infantryman Badge, a Good Conduct Medal and various campaign ribbons.

He went on to work for Dennison Mfg. Co. in Framingham for over 39 years. Upon retiring, he and his wife enjoyed traveling the East Coast in their motor home as well as spending time with family and friends.

Walter is survived by four children, Linda Morales and her husband Bill of Hopkinton, Deborah Robbins of Hopkinton, Gary Robbins and his wife Laura of New Boston, NH, Bonnie Wright and her husband Greg of Hopkinton; his brother, Raymond Robbins and his wife Lenita of Hanover, NH, his sister-in-law, Agnes Penney of Hopkinton, his brother-in-law, Charles Garbarino of Ashland; as well as 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandsons. He is predeceased by his son, John W. Robbins Sr. and his siblings, Virginia Hankinson, Grace (Eleanor) Welch, and Marjorie Hall.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 20 from 11 to 2 at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. Graveside services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice. 


The family would like to recognize the staff of Beaumont for the care given to Walter and a special thank you to the VNA and Hospice of Greater Milford.

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Incident Log Updated February 17, 2016

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.

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

17 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

5 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

4 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

Arrest Log

Monday, February 15, 2016

6:44 pm Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas arrested Patti L. Szretter, 43, of Marlboro Street, Hudson, on Cedar Street and charged her with OUI Liquor, 2nd Offense, Motor Vehicle Lights Violation and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

4:33 pm A resident of Granite Street reported that a man was outside taking pictures of his home. He was advised that the individual was a building inspector.

3:13 pm A walk-in stated that earlier in the morning a vehicle in front of hers had ice come off of it and hit her vehicle.

Monday, February 15, 2016

6:44 pm The Southborough Police Department reported that an erratic operator was heading towards Hopkinton on Cedar Street. Three officers responded and subsequently arrested a 43 year-old female from Hudson and charged her with OUI Liquor, 2nd Offense, Motor Vehicle Lights Violation and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

4:12 pm A resident of Dogwood Way reported possibly being a victim of identity theft.

4:04 pm A caller from Ray Street reported that two coyotes were running around in her neighbors backyard. Officer Philip Powers responded and advised that they were gone upon his arrival.

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Open Mic Begins at HCA on March 4


(February 17, 2016 - HOPKINTON, MA) — The Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) announces a new monthly series, First Friday Open Mic, hosted by singer-songwriter Barbara Kessler. The first open mic is scheduled for Friday, March 4 from 7 to 10 p.m., and will feature Tony-nominated actor Jere Shea. Singers, players, songwriters, poets, storytellers of all ages, and the general public are invited to attend. Sign-ups for performers begin at 7 p.m., with music starting at 7:30 p.m. A $5 suggested donation is welcome at the door. The event is free for HCA members. Open mics will take place on the second floor of the newly renovated barn at the HCA, 98 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton. For more information and additional dates, go to www.hopartscenter.org/openmic .

             Barbara Kessler is a former national touring singer-songwriter with five CDs, numerous awards and hundreds of song credits on TV and Film. She co-wrote, performed, and produced the end credit theme song “Dreaming My Way Home” for the SONY Playstation game Rogue Galaxy and her songs are featured on such shows The Voice, All My Children, NCIS, Jag, and One Life to Live among many others. In addition to coaching up and coming artists of all ages, Kessler also produces and records demos and EP’s for other singer-songwriters and bands. Her latest album, What you Keep, was self produced and features ten new songs.

            Boston native Jere Shea is a classically trained actor, who has starred on Broadway in “Guys and Dolls,” “Damn Yankees” and Stephen Sondheim’s “Passion” (Theater World Award, Tony Award Nomination, Drama Desk Nomination). He also has several film and TV credits, including a role in the Boston based feature film “Southie” (1998). An accomplished singer, songwriter, and guitarist, he performs in venues across New England. Shea can be heard on the Grammy Award winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of “Passion.”


All in a Day's work

February 16, 2016 — The Hopkinton Fire Department responded to a chimney fire on Hayden Rowe and a porch fire off of Elm Street today, as well as vehicular accidents. The police checked out solicitors, bad traffic signals and obstructions in the roadway, among other things.


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Friday, March 18 at 12 noon

It’s time for “the wearing of the green” and a traditional St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The menu will feature a boiled dinner with corned beef or baked ham, cabbage, potato, carrots and Irish soda bread. Entertainment will begin at 12:30 with Roger Tincknell and his program entitled “Ireland to America," a program of lovely ballads and lively sing-alongs played on traditional Irish instruments. Reservations (including those on the lunch list) must be made by Tuesday, March 15. The cost is $10.00 Entertainment is sponsored in part by a grant from the Hopkinton Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
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