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Easter Bunny Visits Hopkinton Common

March 26, 2016 — The Easter Bunny made its annual pilgrimage to Hopkinton this morning. Above, the Bunny signals the start of the hunt for the special eggs, that were provided, as every year, by Hopkinton Drug. Please enjoy the photos below by choosing the thumbnails.

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Duck Couple

March 26,2016 — This beautiful mallard duck couple was enjoying the duck pond across from the Grafton-Upton Railroad on Maple Ave in Upton yesterday.
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Fighting Cancer

March 26, 2016 — Members of the Relay for Life Pink Panthers team advertise their bake sale in front of the new CVS, drawing attention to their tables at the doors.
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Michael A. Arena, 55


HOPKINTON - Michael A. Arena, 55, died January 16, 2016 in Palm Springs, CA after a brief illness. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Robert and Eleanor (Peterson) Arena.

Michael was a 1979 graduate of Hopkinton High School. He went on to graduate from Framingham Union Hospital School of Nursing and Mass Bay College. He worked as an ICU nurse most of his career.

He is survived by his partner Carl Enzor, his sister Nancy Rhody and her husband Joseph of Douglas, his nephews Robert and Matthew and many cousins.

A memorial funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, April 1, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home ( www.callanancronin.com   ).

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Anyone Seen the Beaver?

March 26, 2016 — The beaver, we are told, is in the pot on the right, becoming beaver stew, and the meat on the grill on the left is sweet venison sausage, all part of the game feast at the Woodville Rod and Gun Club this evening, being prepared this afternoon.



March 26, 2016 — This Tom turkey on Pond Street lets no one get near without a loud gobble and display of tail feathers.


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Suspect In Armed Robbery Of Newton Middle Schooler Arraigned


WOBURN – Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that Carlos Aguilar-Cruz, 24, of Waltham, was arraigned today in Newton District Court on the charge of armed robbery.


Judge Lynn Brudemuehl ordered the defendant held without bail pending a 58A dangerousness hearing scheduled for Monday, March 28.


On Monday, March 21 at approximately 2:15 p.m. Newton Police were called to a middle school in response to a reported robbery of a 12-year-old male. Authorities were informed that 9:00 a.m. that morning the student had been walking to school behind the defendant who allegedly then slowed down his pace to allow the victim to pass him before drawing a knife, throwing the victim to the ground and grabbing the victim’s phone before fleeing the scene. The victim sustained minor injuries.


On Thursday, March 24, Newton Police received a call at approximately 6:00 p.m. that a member of the public observed a man who appeared to match the description of the defendant at the Waltham Common. Waltham Police then arrested the defendant and transported him to the Newton Police Station.


“The suspect in this case was apprehended thanks to a member of the public who had been paying close attention to the media coverage surrounding this case,” state District Attorney Ryan. “This is an excellent example of the public and law enforcement sharing information to make our communities safer.”

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Congressman Visits Hopkinton Middle School

March 25, 2016 -- Above, Congressman Joe Kennedy III poses with some Hopkinton Middle School students during his visit this morning.
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Incident Log Updated March 25, 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.

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

25 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

3 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

3 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

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

Arrest Log

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

3:00 pm Alex Cruzvergara arrested Elijah O. Core, 20, of Harvest Road, Uxbridge, on West Main Street and charged him with OUI Liquor, Intimidating a Witness and Assault and Battery.

Incident Log

Thursday, March 24, 2016

11:11 pm A caller reported that a motor vehicle was operating at excessive speeds heading towards Milford from Ashland. Two officers checked the area but could not locate the vehicle.

2:21 pm The Westborough Police Department was notified of a domestic disturbance on Isaac Miller Drive in their town.

1:44 pm Officer Arthur Schofield spoke with a walk-in regarding a family issue.

9:50 am A resident of Pendulum Pass reported damage to their mailbox. Officer Arthur Schofield responded to write a report.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

9:01 pm A caller reported that a sewer truck was either dumping or leaking something on the side of Lumber Street. Two officers responded and advised that he was only texting.

7:17 pm A walk-in reported losing a pair of black sunglasses at a West Main Street business.

3:00 pm There were several 911 callers reporting a motor vehicle accident on West Main Street with a physical altercation breaking out between both individuals involved. Four officers responded and subsequently arrested a 20 year-old male from Uxbridge and charged him with Malicious Destruction of Property Over $250, Intimidating a Witness and Assault and Battery.

9:05 am Three officers assisted with a Warrant arrest on Hayden Rowe Street.

7:40 am The bus office reported that a white SUV went through a school buses red lights on West Main Street. Three officers responded to check the area but could not locate the vehicle.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

6:14 pm A Davis Road resident reported that her neighbor told her that a male was seen walking into her apartment. Officer Peter Booth checked the residence and advised that everything was fine.

12:19 pm A 911 caller from West Main Street reported a disturbance with an unruly customer. Three officers responded to speak with both individuals.

11:13 am A motorist reported that the vehicle in front of them almost caused a major accident by doing a u-turn. Officer Stephen Buckley checked the area for the vehicle with a negative find.

8:25 am A caller reported an on-going situation of a woman filming someone from her vehicle on South Street. Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with her and advised that she was just making conference calls.

6:27 am Officer John Moran issued a verbal warning to a construction crew on Lumber Street for a violation of the town by-law.

2:11 am Officer John Moran issued a parking citation on West Main Street.


Mobile Cam - We tried the Mobile Web Cam this morning, broadcasting from a sponsor's location, but didn't get things 100%.
Eric did a great job preparing the Random Mobile Web Cam for our next broadcast!

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Milford Regional Hosts Health Fair for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

MILFORD – Milford Regional Medical Center will host a Multiple Sclerosis Clinic Health Fair Saturday, April 9 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The health fair, presented by the Center for Multiple Sclerosis at Milford Regional, will include several exhibits and attendees will have a chance to speak S.H.I.N.E. counselors from the Milford Senior Center regarding insurance questions, pharmaceutical companies about MS medications, as well as members of the MS Clinic Team. The fair is also an opportunity to learn more about healthcare apps for MS patients and the importance of diet and exercise.

Dr. Maria Dayaw, director of the Center for MS at Milford Regional, will be available to answer questions.

Light refreshments will be served. The fair will be held in the Physicians Conference Center and cafeteria located in the main hospital.
For information, call Judy at (508) 473-4323 ext. 27.

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On Friday, Congressman Joe Kennedy III will visit Hopkinton Middle School and speak on the importance of public service as part of their Desire to Inspire initiative.

8:30AM – Speaks at Hopkinton Middle School
Hopkinton Middle School
88 Hayden Rowe Street
Hopkinton, MA

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Fugitive Child Rapist Captured in Florida

   A joint investigation by Fall River Police, the United States Marshals Service, a Regional Fugitive Task Force based in Orlando, Fla., and the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section (VFAS) this morning culminated in the capture of fugitive child rapist JOHN MUNROE.

MUNROE, 75, was located hiding out at a residence in Deland, Fla. He was taken into custody and transported to the Volusia County Jail and charged as a fugitive from justice. A Massachusetts State Police VFAS trooper who had been involved in the Munroe investigation, by coincidence, was vacationing in Florida and drove across the state to assist with the arrest.

MUNROE had been sought by local, state and federal authorities since October 23, when he cut off a court-ordered GPS monitoring bracelet and fled. The previous month, he had been arrested by Fall River Police for the alleged sexual assault in their city of a child under age 10. On Dec. 14, the Massachusetts State Police put MUNROE on its Most Wanted list.

Over the next few months police conducted an exhaustive multi-state investigation. Investigators today developed intelligence that MUNROE was renting an apartment in a home at 1771 West Parkway in Deland, Fla. US Marshals and Volusia County officers from the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force set up a surveillance on the residence this morning; at approximately 10:45 a.m. he was located and taken into custody.

MUNROE will be rendited to Massachusetts to face charges of rape of a child with force; indecent assault and battery on a child under 14; aggravated rape of a child; enticing a child under age 16; posing or exhibiting a child in a nude or lascivious manner; and possession of child pornography.


John Hancock Financial Announces Elite Athlete Ambassadors for 2016 Boston Marathon Past Champions, Olympians, and Dick and Rick Hoyt Invited as Race Week Ambassadors for the 120th Running of the Race on April 18  

BOSTON, MA, March 24, 2016—John Hancock today announced their Elite Athlete Ambassador Team for the 2016 Boston Marathon. Past champions, Meb Keflezighi (below, left), Greg Meyer, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Bill Rodgers, Amby Burfoot, and Roberta ‘Bobbi’ Gibb will join Uta Pippig, Dick and Rick Hoyt (left), Ryan Hall (orange, below), Shalane Flanagan, Desiree Linden and Amy Cragg as ambassadors for this year’s race. Ambassadors will cheer on the 30,000 participants racing from Hopkinton to Boston on Patriots’ Day and attend media, community and race week events, including making appearances at the John Hancock booth at the Sports and Fitness Expo and surprising race participants at weekend “meet and greets” near the finish line. All ambassadors will attend the John Hancock Elite Athlete press conference on April 15 at 10 a.m. at the Fairmont Copley.

Additionally, Keflezighi, Cragg, Linden, and Flanagan will throw out the first pitch at Fenway Park on April 16 for the Red Sox game, in celebration of making the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon team. “We welcome to Boston this exceptional group of John Hancock Elite Athlete Ambassadors,” said Rob Friedman, head of Sponsorship and Event Marketing at John Hancock.


“These past champions, Olympians and inspirational athletes are role models for all of us. Their lives continue to center around a journey of health and wellness, commitment, strength, and heart. They have given back to the sport in so many positive ways and we welcome them into our Boston Marathon community. Their presence here will create tremendous excitement for participants and fans alike.”


Meb Keflezighi (jumping): The 2014 Boston Marathon champion, Keflezighi is the only U.S. male to have won the Boston and New York City Marathons and an Olympic medal (silver, 2004). With his recent second-place finish at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, Keflezighi will compete on his fourth Olympic team this summer.

Greg Meyer: The 1983 Boston Marathon champion, Meyer won the 1980 Detroit Marathon and the1982 Chicago Marathon. Meyer set ten U.S. road racing records and two world records (15K, Ten Mile) during his career. He is the coach of the John Hancock Employee Running Program for the Boston Marathon.

Joan Benoit Samuelson: The first woman to win Olympic gold in the marathon, Samuelson is a two-time Boston Marathon winner and Chicago Marathon winner. In 1979, as a 21-year-old college senior, Samuelson won the Boston Marathon and set an American Best (2:35:15). In 1983, she won again, setting a world standard of 2:22:43. Bill Rodgers: Four-time Boston Marathon (1975, 1978-80) and four-time New York City Marathon champion (1976- 79), Rodgers continues to inspire runners of all ages and abilities. Rodgers also won the Fukuoka Marathon and is a former world record holder in the 25K.

 Amby Burfoot: The 1968 Boston Marathon champion, Burfoot is the Editor-At-Large for Runner’s World. His recent book, First Ladies of Running highlights 22 inspiring female runners. Roberta ‘Bobbi’ Gibb: The women’s winner of the Boston Marathon during the pre-sanctioned years of 1966, 1967, and 1968, Gibb is marking the 50th anniversary of her initial win at this year’s Boston Marathon. Gibb will be the Boston Athletic Association’s Grand Marshal for the race. Uta Pippig: Coach of Team Hoyt, Pippig is a three-time Boston Marathon (1994-96) and three-time Berlin Marathon champion (1990, 92, 95).

 Dick and Rick Hoyt: The Hoyts have raced together in more than 1,100 sporting events, including 32 Boston Marathons. Over three decades they have inspired race participants and fans with their determination and willpower to defy all expectations.

Ryan Hall: American record holder in the 20K, 30K and half marathon, Hall also owns the U.S. course record on the Boston Marathon course (2:04:58). He won the 2007 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials and finished runnerup at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. At the 2008 Olympic Games Marathon, he finished 10th. Shalane Flanagan: Qualifying for her fourth Olympic team this year, Flanagan holds the American course record at the Boston Marathon (2:22:02), multiple U.S. track and road records, and earned the bronze medal in the 10,000m at the 2008 Olympics.

Desiree Linden: Runner-up at the 2011 Boston Marathon, Linden recently finished second at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. She won the silver medal at the 2015 Pan Am Games, finished second at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, placed second at the 2010 Chicago Marathon and was fourth in Boston last year.

Amy Cragg: The 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials champion, Cragg finished fourth at the 2014 Chicago Marathon and second at the 2011 Los Angeles Marathon. In 2012, she finished 11th in the 10,000m at the London Olympics. The 2016 Boston Marathon marks the 31st year of John Hancock’s landmark sponsorship of the legendary race. For additional information about this year’s elite team running the race, please visit www.bostonmarathonmediaguide.com . For more information about the elite athlete program and sponsorship, please visit www.johnhancock.com/bostonmarathon/sportspartnerships.html  or follow us @jhboston26  on Twitter.


~ Contributed content. HopNews photos.



Special Program

Gypsy Moths and Winter Moths

What Can You Do?


            Friends of Upton State Forest and the Upton Open Space Committee are co-sponsoring a free program on gypsy moths and winter moths by Ken Gooch, Director of Forest Health for the Department of Conservation and Recreation. It will take place on Thursday, April 14, at 7:00 PM in Upton’s VFW Hall at 15 Milford St. This is in response to several inquiries the Friends received last summer from people concerned about the moths defoliating trees around their yards. The public is welcome, and we encourage property owners to take advantage of this free program to learn what they can do to protect their trees.  

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March 23, 2016 — Gabrielle Boyce, left, poses with Mom, Teresa (Snappy Dogs), under the selection of 16 beers on tap at the new Bill's Pizza full service bar where Gabrielle is training for a full time shift. (FYI Snappy Dogs is expected to reopen at Weston Nurseries on April 1, 2016.)



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Incident Log Updated March 23, 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.

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

16 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

3 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

Arrest Log

Monday, March 21, 2016

6:04 am Officer John Moran arrested Taylor Joredan Miller, 21, of East Hartford Avenue, North Uxbridge, on West Main Street for a Warrant.


Incident Log

Monday, March 21, 2016

8:47 pm A resident of Hayden Rowe Street reported that his son took his vehicle without permission. Three officers responded and spoke with the caller.

8:36 pm A 911 caller reported a motor vehicle accident with personal injury on Granite Street. Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas responded to assist.

7:21 pm A caller reported being notified by his bank that there had been fraudulent activity on his account, possibly from a West Main Street gas station. Officer John Corridan advised that he didn't find anything wrong with the pumps and that the employees stated the pumps were inspected prior to being put in.

6:27 am A Church Street resident reported that his keys were missing from his vehicle and items had been moved around and looked through.

6:04 am Officer John Moran spoke with the operator of a disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street and subsequently arrested a 46 year-old female from North Uxbridge for a Warrant.

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Annual Spring Couch to 5K Training

Back by Popular demand, the Hopkinton Running Club is offering their annual Spring Couch to 5K Training program, a 10 week plan which culminates with the goal of participants crossing the finish line at the Sharon Timlin 5K event on June 18th. Training takes place on Sundays beginning April 10th through June 12th, from 8:00-9:00 am at the Hopkinton Middle School Track. Registration is 45.00 and fills quickly so grab a friend or loved one or sign yourself up at www.runhopkinton.org
Questions? Contact ktumbleton@gmail.com
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State Police Investigating Trooper Clardy Fund Raising Scam in Tewksbury


The Massachusetts State Police is currently investigating a report of someone going door-to-door in Tewksbury claiming to be part of a police organization and fundraising for the children of Trooper Thomas Clardy, who died as a result of injuries sustained when his cruiser was struck by a vehicle last week. The only two official funds which have been set up to collect such donations are the following:


The Clardy Children’s Fund
C/O Avidia Bank
42 Main Street, Hudson, MA 01749


The Greg Hill Foundation



Be advised that neither the Massachusetts State Police, nor to our knowledge any other police organization, are collecting donations for this cause by going door-to-door or by telephone. Again, the only two official funds are listed above.

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St. John’s Parish Hall

Girl Scout Junior Troop 65040 invites the community to this free, inaugural event, which will be held on Friday April 1, beginning at 4 PM at St. John's Parish Hall, 20 Church St.

To enter, bring an edible creation that relates to books or reading to St. Johns at 4 PM.  Prizes and bragging rights will be awarded to the winner of each category (1) Children, 2) Adult/Child Pair or Family, 3) Adult).

Winners will be announced shortly after 5:00pm.   You don’t have to enter the event, just come just to see the entries and vote!


The “Edible Book Fair” is part of Troop 65040’s Bronze Award project to promote reading and literacy. 

Questions? Email Amy at amywebdesign@gmail.com.  For more information, please visit: https://troop65040.wordpress.com/


The Hopkinton Trails Club is heading over to Westborough for our March walk.

Saturday, March 26, 11AM: Lake Chauncey, Westboro.
This area is part of the Westborough Wildlife Management Area. Meet/park at the new Mass Fish & Wildlife Headquarters. Expect a walk of about 2 hours. Directions: Take Route 135 through Westborough, cross under Route 9, go through the next set of lights then take North Drive (right) and follow the signs to the Fish & Wildlife building. The street address is 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough. If anyone is interested in ride sharing, meet at the Lake Whitehall boat ramp parking lot on Route 135 at 10:30AM.
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Bobbi Gibb Marathon Sculpture Project Announced

March 22, 2016 — Joan Benoit Samuelson and a long list of Boston Marathon champions have united to form the Bobbi Gibb Marathon Sculpture Project. The project’s goal is to raise funds to erect a sculpture of Gibb on the Boston Marathon course. In 1966, Gibb popped out from behind forsythia bushes in Hopkinton to become the first woman to run Boston.


“As the first woman to finish the Boston Marathon, Bobbi Gibb opened up the door for all of us who followed,” notes Samuelson, a two-time Boston champ and winner of the first Olympic Marathon for women in 1984. “Without her courage and determination, we might never have gained the chance.”


The Gibb marathon sculpture will actually be created by Gibb herself. She is an accomplished painter and sculptor who studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in the mid-1960s--at the same time that she began running longer distances. “For 50 years, it has been my dream to sculpt a life-size woman runner to represent all the powerful women who have run Boston since 1966,” says Gibb.


The Bobbi Gibb Marathon Sculpture Project will be coordinated by the 26.2 Foundation, a Hopkinton-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has helped install other marathon statues in and around Hopkinton--all statues of male officials or runners. “We believe it is long past time to recognize the Boston Marathon’s great women runners,” says Tim Kilduff, of the 26.2 Foundation. “The fact that Boston’s first woman runner is also a great sculptor makes this project absolutely unique and appropriate." ~ Contributed content

For more information on Bobbi Gibb’s art, please see BobbiGibbArt

Donations may be mailed to: 26.2 Foundation, P.O. Box 820, Hopkinton, MA 01748


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Massachusetts State Police Statement Regarding Belgium Terror Attacks
March 22, 2016

    The Massachusetts State Police, including our personnel assigned to the Commonwealth Fusion Center and the Joint Terrorism Task Force, continue to monitor today’s multiple terror attacks in and around Brussels.

As it is gathered, intelligence about the attacks is being shared among federal, state and local law enforcement partners.

Troopers constantly maintain a high level of situational awareness. Additionally, patrols have been directed to increase presence in areas near transportation centers in the state. As always, a multi-layered security plan is in place at the airports and seaports. While we do not discuss specific tactics and deployments, security operations at those facilities is constantly evolving to address current situational awareness.

At this point we have no intelligence that suggests any nexus between today’s attacks and Massachusetts. We will continue to monitor developments and update the public accordingly.

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Ideas&Insights at Fay School - Dr. Rob Evans
"Self-Esteem: What It Really Is; What Parents Can—and Can’t—Do to Help It"
Monday, March 28 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Self-esteem is perhaps the most widely known—and misunderstood—concept in child psychology. It’s seen as essential to children’s happiness and performance. But there is actually no way to give self-esteem to a child, and the experiences that build it contradict what most parents believe. Dr. Rob Evans will clarify self-esteem and its role in students’ lives and offer specific, practical suggestions for helping children gain confidence and competence.

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/RobEvans   for more information or contact Nicole Casey at 508-490-8204 or ncasey@fayschool.org


Community Pasta Dinner
St. Paul's
Wednesday, March 30th, at 5:30 P.M.
Dinner is Free
Donations above Cost to go to PJB


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Incident Log Updated March 21, 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.

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

47 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

3 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

8 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

4 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

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

Arrest Log

Thursday, March 17, 2016

10:00 pm Officer Alex Cruzergara arrested James E. Atkinson, 59, of Kimball Road, on Chestnut Street and charged him with OUI Liquor and Marked Lanes Violation.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

12:45 am Officer Matthew Santoro arrested Ricardo A. Feliz, 36, of Bayberry Road, Canton, on Lumber Street Extension and charged him with OUI Liquor and Marked Lanes Violation.

Friday, March 18, 2016

4:58 pm Officer John Corridan arrested Mark A. Best, 22, of Luby Avenue, Milford, on Hayden Rowe Street for a Warrant.

Incident Log

Sunday, March 20, 2016

8:50 pm A caller reported that an erratic operator turned onto Route 495 south. The Milford Police Department was notified.

8:01 pm A resident of Cedar Street reported seeing flashlights in the house and thought that no one was suppose to be in the building. Officer John Corridan responded and spoke with them.

6:01 pm A caller reported that a female was walking down East Main Street with a black Chevy Camaro following her. Three officers responded to speak with them.

4:59 pm A 911 caller reported that a cow was walking down the the road on Pond Street. Two officers responded and advised that the cow was returned to its owner.

4:27 pm A motorist reported an erratic operator on West Main Street. Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator.

4:15 pm A caller reported that trucks were driving around on Fruit Street property. Officer John Corridan spoke with them and advised that they were prepping for the snow.

1:41 pm A Wood Street resident reported that dirt bikes were in the area for the past 45 minutes. Officer Arthur Schofield checked the area but was unable to locate any ATVs.

1:01 pm A caller from Grove Street reported that two suspicious black SUVs were parked out back when a third vehicle pulled up and a female proceeded to get out. One of the black SUVs then drove off. Officer Brian Sanchioni responded to check the area.

8:47 am Two officers spoke with a walk-in regarding a theft incident.

1:23 am Officer John Moran issued the operator of a motor vehicle a criminal application for a narcotic violation on Hayden Rowe Street.

12:34 am A resident of Woodview Way, who has a handicapped parking spot, complained that a non-handicap vehicle was parked there. Officer Matthew J. Santoro responded and issued a parking ticket.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

7:26 pm A 911 caller reported a potential erratic operator on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer John Corridan checked the area with a negative find.

1:00 pm A walk-in from Priscilla Road spoke with Officer Peter Booth regarding an ongoing trespass order with his neighbor.

9:33 am A Wild Road resident reported that a mailbox had been knocked over. Officer Peter Booth responded and stated that it appeared that it had been pulled out of the ground.

12:45 am Two officers stopped a motor vehicle on Lumber Street Extension and subsequently arrested a 36 year-old male from Canton and charged him with OUI Liquor and Marked Lanes Violation.

Friday, March 18, 2016

6:46 pm A caller from Thayer Heights Road reported that a purse was stolen from a motor vehicle.

4:58 pm Officer John Corridan arrested a 22 year-old male from Milford for a Warrant on Hayden Rowe Street.

10:35 am A walk-in spoke with Officer Peter Booth regarding a suspicious phone call.

10:02 am A caller reported an IRS scam.

8:50 am A caller reported that a suspicious motor vehicle parked in a parking lot on South Street and then an individual started video taping. Three officers checked the area with a negative find.

8:02 am A walk-in from West Main Street reported that a landscape company blew debris in the roadway which pelted her vehicle. Officer William Burchard responded to speak with the workers.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

10:00 pm Officer Alex Cruzvergara stopped a motor vehicle on Chestnut Street and subsequently arrested a 59 year-old male from Hopkinton and charged him with OUI Liquor and Marked Lanes Violation.

9:02 pm A caller requested that an officer stand by while he repossessed a car on Hidden Brick Road because the owner was considered dangerous. Three officers responded and advised that they were unable to locate the vehicle.

6:46 pm A resident of Kimball Road reported hearing someone knocking on their back door. Three officers responded and advised that it was due to an animal.

3:51 pm A caller reported that Massachusetts Coalition of Police called asking him to make a donation and was unsure if it was a scam. He was advised that it was not a scam, they are an actual organization.

3:37 pm A caller reported that bike trail lights on Hayden Rowe Street were not functioning properly. The Milford Police Department were notified.

3:11 pm A caller reported that there was a glitch in the traffic lights on West Main Street. Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas responded but did not find anything wrong with them.

12:55 pm A caller reported that she was almost hit by a large ten wheel dump truck while in the crosswalk on Hayden Rowe Street.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

6:00 pm A caller from the UK requested a well being check on his aunt who has not returned any phone calls. It was determined that she was transported to the hospital.

5:37 pm A resident of Spring Lane requested to speak with an officer regarding his neighbor cutting down trees on his property.

5:08 pm A female caller reported an erratic operator on Main Street. Officer Peter Booth spoke with the driver who stated that he was distracted by his child in the back seat.

10:12 am A caller reported that her child's cello was either lost or stolen from the school.

9:13 am A caller reported that he left a duffle bag at the Upper Charles Trail in Milford by the Hopkinton town line.

8:48 am The bus company reported that a vehicle passed a school bus while its red lights were flashing on West Main Street. Two officers responded to investigate.

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     Ernest E. “Ted” O’Brien, 94

Mr. Ernest E. “Ted” O’Brien, 94, of Milford MA, died early Saturday morning (March 19, 2016) at Countryside Healthcare of Milford after a period of declining health. He was the beloved husband of Rita C. (Moore) O’Brien.

Mr. O’Brien was born in Milford MA, the son of the late Ernest and the late Irene (Haley) O’Brien. He was a graduate of Milford High School, Class of 1939. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps in December of 1941 and served four years of duty.

Mr. O’Brien was a lifelong resident of Milford and a longtime member of the Milford Fire Department, serving from 1945 to 1980. He was a former president of the Milford Firefighters Association. He was also a Past Commander of the John W. Powers American Legion Post #59 and had served as a manager for the Post #59 American Legion Baseball team. He was also an active member of St. Mary’s Church.

Mr. O’Brien was also a lifelong member of the Milford Town Democratic Party and a former town meeting member. He was also a former Trustee of the Milford Geriatric Authority and a member of the Milford Senior Center Building Committee.

Known to everyone as “Ted” he was always willing and eager to help those through the church, senior center or anyone in need. Ted’s family was always the main focus of his life. He devoted his life to caring for his wife Rita and watching over his whole family. Ted loved to vacation at Cape Cod and Weirs Beach with his family and to join fellow Marines at their annual reunions. Ted had a larger than life personality and touched many people along the way. He was a life well lived.

Along with his beloved wife of 62 years, he is survived by his 5 Children: Ernest E. O’Brien III and his wife Paula of Westminster MA, Mary (O’Brien) O’Leary and her husband Stephen of Milford MA, James O’Brien of Pawtucket RI, Patrick O’Brien and his wife Donna of Hopkinton MA and Theresa (O’Brien) Gaines and her husband Michael of Preston CT. He is also survived by 8 Grandchildren: Patrick O’Brien and his wife Jennie, Daniel O’Brien, Michael O’Leary, Conor O’Brien, Taylor O’Brien, Liam O’Brien, Haley Gaines and Ross Gaines; 1 Great Grandson: Teddy James O’Brien; and several nieces & nephews.

His funeral, with Military Honors, will be held Wednesday (March 23rd) at 9am from the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress Street, Milford MA followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 19 Winter Street, Milford MA. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Milford MA. Visiting hours will be Tuesday (March 22nd) from 4pm to 7pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Friends of GAM, Inc., 1 Countryside Drive, Milford MA 01757 Attention: Resident Activities Fund


Justin is my nephew, he has only one kidney that is now failing and on dialysis. 

He is 14, a twin and youngest of 5 boys and one heck of a trooper. Justin lives in Massachusetts, a Boy Scout and currently in 8th grade.

Please email, post, tweet, share and to everyone/anywhere you can the attached flyer.. 

There is also a Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/kidney4justin/?fref=ts


Help us help Justin, #kidney4justin ~ Darlene Hayes, Justin's Aunt

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2016 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from March 14, 2016 - March 21, 2016
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
54 Pinecrest Village Kimberly Jacobs $215,000 March 21, 2016 Heather Welch
3 Heartwood Way unit 122 Artsiom Sobal, Tatsiana Aleksina $551,790 March 18, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
24 Falcon Ridge Drive Allison Marchalonis, Dennis Marchalonis $700,000 March 15, 2016 Ritu Minchoa, Vipul Minocha
165 Captain Eames Circle unit D Mala Ramaseshan, Roman Zadorozhnyy $345,000 March 18, 2016 Hare N. Krishna
238 Captain Eames Circle unit B David P. Doucette $290,000 March 17, 2016 Albert G. Mertz, Teran L. Mertz
466 Chestnut Street & 22 Eliot Street Ashland Green LLC $3,150,000 March 16, 2016 Cloverland Properties LLC
10 Winchester Street Nathan Pullen, Jennifer Pullen $420,000 March 18, 2016 Keith E. Whitcher, Tara P. Whitcher
9 Foley Drive Mary Kate Bailey, James Bailey $657,500 March 15, 2016 Kathleen Zaniboni
108 Main Street Leonard H. Hutt, Louise Hutt $265,000 March 15, 2016 Gail E. Hixon, Hixon Family Living Trust
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Due to a major fire last evening, you may notice some discoloration in the water this morning due to hydrant use. Please check your water before using it; and you may need to flush your cold water tap.

~ Eric Carty, Water/SewerManager


Fire Razes Hopkinton Home

March 20, 2016 — Photo from Ashland Fire Twitter account shows a Hopkinton home at 5 Pinetree Lane engulfed in flames today.

Hopkinton Destination Imagination Middle School level team came in first in the engineering challenge at the Regional competition on Saturday. They will compete in the state tournament at WPI on March 26.

Left to right: Mihika Abraham, Akila Sanjay, Lisa Giusti (manager), Michael Giusti and Ananth Sanjay
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Ten Years of Hopkinton Police vs. Special Olympics

March 19, 2016 — The Hopkinton Special Olympics again challenged the Hopkinton Police at a game of basketball today for the tenth year in a row.
Although the HopNews crew left before the final score, we can be pretty sure the Hopkinton Police will need to practice harder before next year's game.
Please enjoy clicking on each thumbnail to enlarge each photo.

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March 19, 2016 — This sign is in Hopkinton.




March19, 2016 — These water fowl, a Canada goose on the left and a male (green hood) and female mallard couple, have returned to the pond at Legacy Farms, reminding us that warmer weather is on its way.

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Swan Lake

March 18,  2016 — Thanks to Sarah Minsk-Eduardo for sharing this photo of three beautiful mute swans taken at Lake Whitehall early this evening.
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Safe Zone

Shopping locally online? Chief Lee welcomes you to our Safe Exchange Zone.
HPD is manned and video monitored 24/7. From HPD Twitter.


Golden Pond is a member of the MetroWest Alzheimer's Partnership
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Stay or Go?

March 18, 2016 — These Canada geese are enjoying Ice House Pond, aka Golden Pond, yesterday. But it has been several years since a goose couple has nested on the island in the center of the pond.

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50 Safest Cities in Massachusettts 

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