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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

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New Transactions from March 28, 2016 - April 2, 2016
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193 Spring Street Stephen Pisano, Nicole Watts $765,000 April 1, 2016 Daniel Aho, Spring Street Nominee Trust
9 Bracing Run unit 165 Anirban Bhattacharyya $536,370 March 31, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
42 Church Street Ryan A. O'Rourke, Marie O'Rourke $382,000 March 31, 2016 Dependable Home Solutions LLC
18 Walcott Street Tracey S. Vincent $325,000 March 31, 2016 James E. A. Keough, Richard F. Keough
4 Lakeview Path Matthew J. Mainstruck, Lisa L. Kessler $962,000 March 31, 2016 Watershed Investment Corp.
9 Teaberry Lane unit 204 Ammar Alkass $679,395 March 31, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
12 Trevor Lane unit 6 Jun Li, Donghui Xia $476,500 March 30, 2016 Matthew Cullinan, Jessica Cullinan
11 Stone Crossing Way Byung-Kwon Choi, Miyoo Choi $685,000 March 30, 2016 Donghui Xia, Jun Li
40 Algonquin Trail unit C David C. MacDonald $268,000 April 1, 2016 MCM Capital Partners LLLP, Ventures Trust 2013-1-H-R
200 Homer Avenue WD Homer Avenue $7,800,000 March 31, 2016 Nereef Ashland LLC
43 Half Crown Circle unit 81-D Natalie E. Williams, Ralph Saint-Phard $350,000 March 31, 2016 Thomas J. Sheehan III
7 Wilbur Drive Scott M. Daly, Charna M. Daly $362,000 March 30, 2016 Walter D. Drew
475 America Boulevard unit D Shilpa Sripuram, Srinivas R. Chandrapu $405,000 March 29, 2016 Louisiana Purchase Realty LLC
161 Captain Eames Circle unit A Shiva Arun Kumar, Alina Bruma $322,500 March 29, 2016 Elaine A. Bartolini, Marilyn A. Dowd
45 Prospect Street Rayle D. Santos $295,000 March 29, 2016 Erik J. Richards, Juliana Richards
57 Presidential Drive Saurabh M. Tripathi, Pratima Tripathi $1,245,000 March 31, 2016 Philip Lee
26 Gilmore Road Tracey L. Denorscia $198,000 March 31, 2016 John Rooney
51 Sears Road  Walter B. Horner, Hadley U. Horner $635,000 March 30, 2016 Cary B. Miller, Abigail J. Miller
11 Bryden Road Xiaoang Tan, Shaofeng Chen $345,000 March 30, 2016 Graimi I. Keir, Susan M. Keir
52 Oregon Road Nicholas T. Haddad, Mia Picillo $560,000 March 30, 2016 Walter B. Horner, Hadley U. Horner
53 Sears Road Joanne V. Moss $380,000 March 30, 2016 Cary B. Miller, Abigail J. Miller
25 Presidential Drive George Guo, Kathy Qin $1,090,000 March 29, 2016 Steven R. Elkinson, Joanne C. Elkinson
12 Milford Street Thomas Bonadei, Christina Bonadei $345,000 March 31, 2016 James F. Maloney, Leanne W. Maloney
26 Dogwood Drive Preetam Korah, Neethu Sosa Preetam Korah $531,880 March 30, 2016 Crosswinds Properties LLC
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Beautiful Lengths

Pantene Beautiful Lengths is a program that collects at least 8 inches of hair to make real hair wigs for cancer patients who receive them completely free of charge. Pantene has been able to send over 42,000 wigs to those in need because of the generous donations they have received. Each donor brings a family member or a friend to cut their hair, and then hairdressers will even off their hair for them.

Beautiful Lengths is going to be taking place during Relay For Life on May 13th starting at 6:30 pm this year. Please consider donating your hair for someone in need! You can pledge at: http://goo.gl/forms/tFj7juWijC   and we can be reached at hop.beautiful.lengths@gmail.com   with any questions you may have. You can also join our facebook event by searching for Hopkinton Beautiful Lengths. We hope to see you there!

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Incident Log Updated April 4, 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.

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

27 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

3 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

3 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

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

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

8:26 pm A caller reported an erratic operator on Cedar Street. Two officers responded to check the area and then notified the Milford Police Department.

3:50 pm A caller requested assistance for a verbal argument he is having with the owner of a motor vehicle he is trying to repossess on Hidden Brick Road. The owner of the vehicle then called stating he was unaware of why the vehicle was being repossessed. Two officers responded, spoke with both parties and advised that the vehicle would remain with the owner.

11:43 am A walk-in turned in a needle that was found on the side of Lumber Street.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

11:23 am Officer Arthur Schofield spoke with a walk-in from Elizabeth Road regarding possible identity theft which occurred while he was away at college.

9:33 am A walk-in from Hayward Street reported being the victim of identity theft.

8:25 am A resident of Ridge Road reported seeing a fisher cat in the area. The Animal Control Officer was notified.

12:40 am A Fawn Ridge Road resident reported that someone rang their doorbell and was then gone upon answering the door. Two officers responded but could not find the perpetrator of the Ding Dong Ditch .

Friday, April 1, 2016

5:34 pm A caller reported that a horse was wandering around in the front yard of an East Main Street residence near the Ashland town line. Officer Arthur Schofield responded and advised that he was able to get the horse back into the fenced in area.

4:48 pm Officer Arthur Schofield spoke with a resident of Woodview Way regarding a dispute with a neighbor.

6:23 pm A female caller reported that an erratic operator was traveling at a high rate of speed and passed a vehicle on a double line on Main Street.

11:59 am A caller reported a motorcycle accident with minor injuries on Fruit Street. Two officers responded to assist and advised the the operator was transported to the hospital.

7:00 am A Jordan Road resident reported lawn damage. Officer Stephen Buckley responded to write a report.

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HHS Student Achieves First Place in Essay Contest

Award to be presented to him and the other winners this Wednesday at the Northeast Regional Conference

on the Social Studies in Sturbridge, MA.


April 4, 2016 — President Tom Birmingham will begin the event in Sturbridge by awarding the winners of Pioneer Institute's third annual Frederick Douglass U.S. History Essay Contest for Massachusetts high school students. The contest encouraged students to choose from dozens of Massachusetts entrepreneurs and inventions and develop a clearly organized, well-researched essay drawing on primary and secondary sources that explained the historical impact and significance of the chosen subject matter.

Pioneer Institute received nearly 70 submissions from public, vocational-technical, charter, parochial, and private school students, as well as students schooled at home. Winners were selected by an independent panel of judges, including current and former high school history teachers. The first place prize is $5,000; second place is $2,000; third place is $1,000; and Honorable Mentions are $500 each. In addition, the first place winner's school will receive $1,000. Judges selected three top prize winners and four honorable mentions.

The first place winner is Avery B. Sherffius (Photo) of Hopkinton High School for his essay on a gene editing tool known as CRISPR, developed in a Cambridge-based lab, which will significantly impact medicine and agriculture. Second place goes to Sibgha Javaid of the University Park Campus School in Worcester for her essay on the invention of the oral contraceptive pill. And the third place winner is Ryan Hutchins from Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro for his essay on MIT Professor Charles Draper's invention of the inertial guidance system, a navigation tool essential to aviation, national security, and space exploration.

The four honorable mentions are: Morgan DiPilla from Wachusett Regional High School, and Katherine O'Malley, Christine Schremp, and Kira Hellard from Bishop Feehan High School.

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A Dash Cam View of Legacy Farms South
Duplexes, simplexes, single family homes and 240 apartments comprise Legacy Farms South.
Legacy Farms North, of which the main road is being completed, will have an equivalent or more
housing units when done. The view below is of a young neighborhood, still under development, that
will be enhanced when the trees and other plantings have matured. It is much more dense than Hopkinton homes built before.


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The Hopkinton Republican Town Committee will hold a caucus to select candidates for the May 2016 Town elections on Friday, April 8, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in Room 211 in Town Hall at 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. The Republican Caucus is open to all Hopkinton registered Republican and unenrolled voters. The following positions are available:

Office Term(Years)
Board of Selectmen (2) 3
Board of Library Trustees (2) 3
Board of Assessors 3
Board of Health 3
Cemetery Commissioners 3
Commissioners of Trust Fund 3
Parks and Recreation Commission 3
Planning Board (2) 5
Town Clerk 3
Town Moderator 3
Constable 3
School Committee 3
Hopkinton Housing Authority 3

For further information or to be placed on the Republican caucus ballot, contact Ken Weismantel, Chairman, at 508 435-5725 prior to April 7, 2016 at 8 PM. You must be a registered Republican to be placed on our caucus ballot.






Trails for Tails



Trails for Tails is a new program coming to Greyhound Friends Inc. in mid May! Volunteers who sign up for this program will be given weekly time slots, where they will come to the shelter, be paired with a dog in need of some exercise, and get to take them for a hike or run, on the nearby and beautiful Duck Pond Trails, which are a part of the Hopkinton State Park. This is an all inclusive program, you do not need to be a distance runner to participate, as many of our dogs have not had proper exercise in a long time, and would love to simply go for a short jog or a nice easy walk. By joining this program, you will be improving our dogs quality of life, their social skills and chances for adoption, as well as helping to publicize the shelter. Sign up before May 1st for a t-shirt! Interested? Go to this link and fill out the application: http://www.greyhoundfds.org/Trails-for-Tails.html  !

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Great Day for a Haircut

April 3, 2015 — Above, Kim Lewis interacts with a client whose nails she is working on at Uptown Salon and Color Studio today at a fundraiser for the Team Project Just Because runner, Ann-Michele Dragsbaek. In the background, two hairdressers work on their young clients. Below, Uptown owner Rosemarie Cugini Walsh works some crew cut gel into her hands before applying it to Tom Cronin's new -do, while in the background, another young customer gets the full treatment. Today's event raised $800, which will go entirely toward Ann-Michele's $4,000 goal for Team PJB.
To donate online, see  Ann-Michele's fundraising page.


Temporary Snow

April 3, 2016 — Berry Acres, across from Ice House Pond, aka Golden Pond, despite its inviting and intriguing feng shui, had no visitors this morning.


Do NOT Eat the Books!

April 2, 2016 — The well attended Edible Book Festival, which featured voting for favorites, had some great entries, but with a caution for hungry guests.
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Mountain of Clouds

April 2, 2016 — These clouds in the southeast were just passing by today, exhibiting abundantly more personality than most.
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Deceased Male Found in Hopkinton Identified

HOPKINTON – Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan and Hopkinton Police Chief Edward Lee have announced a positive identification of the body of an adult male found at a recycling center in Hopkinton on Thursday.  The deceased has been identified as Shane Priester, 39, no recent address.  As this death is not considered suspicious, no additional information will be released.


Edible Books

April 1, 2016 — Dozens of participants brought their books-made-food to St. John's Parish Center Friday evening to celebrate Hopkinton's first Edible Book Festival hosted by Girl Scout Junior Troop 65040.

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Destination Imagination


April 1, 2016 — Hopkinton Destination Imagination team qualified at the State Tournament to represent Massachusetts in the Global competition in the Engineering challenge.  This is the highest accomplishment a team can achieve.  Destination Imagination is an international non-profit organization whose purpose is to inspire and equip students to become our next generation of innovators and leaders.  If you would like to help them get to Tennessee please visit their fundraising page at https://www.youcaring.com/hopkinton-middle-school-di-team-547809 Above, Akila Sanjay, Michael Giusti, Mihika Abraham and Ananth Sanjay.


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Incident Log Updated April 1, 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.

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

14 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

3 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Incident Log

Thursday, March 31, 2016

10:13 pm A 911 caller reported that an erratic operator in a silver SUV was heading towards Upton on West Main Street. The Upton Police Department was notified.

6:19 pm A motorist reported an erratic operator on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer Matthew Santoro spoke with the operator and advised that they seemed okay to drive.

5:20 pm A walk-in spoke with Sgt. Matthew McNeil about filing out a missing person report.

3:48 pm Sgt. Matthew McNeil responded to Spring Lane to speak with a victim's wife regarding a previous incident.

3:27 pm A walk-in reported an IRS scam.

2:59 pm Three officers responded to Wood Street to assist with media.

7:34 am Multiple 911 callers reported that a tractor trailer unit took down power lines on Lakeshore Drive. The electrical company and telephone company was notified and five officers responded to assist.

4:01 am A caller from West Main Street reported that the dam at Golden Pond was leaking. Two officers responded and advised the DPW to replace a board in the retaining wall.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

6:15 pm A caller reported that a man, who appeared intoxicated, stumbled across Lumber Street. Two officers checked the area with a negative find.

4:07 pm A resident of Leonard Street reported a scam phone call from New York.

3:34 pm A caller from Wood Street reported that two children were throwing rocks over a fence and hit an employee. Officer Matthew Santoro responded to speak with the caller.

1:51 pm A walk-in turned in a license plate that he found at a Framingham business.

1:08 pm Two officers recovered a wallet and cell phone that were found in a Cedar Street parking lot.

11:49 am A 911 caller from School Street reported that a suspicious man was looking for an address that does not exist. Four officers checked the area for the vehicle or man with a negative find.

10:56 am A resident of Hunters Ridge Way reported receiving a call from a male who stated that she had a virus on her computer and he could help her get it off for free. He then became confrontational when she told him she would call the police to report it.

9:54 am Sgt. Scott vanRaalten spoke with an individual who had questions regarding pepper spray and firearms.

9:14 am Two officers wrote a report of fraud.

7:47 am A caller reported receiving a suspicious phone call. Officer Alex Cruzvergara advised them on how to handle the situation.

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Please be advised that Town of Hopkinton Recycling Center, located on Route 135 at Hopkinton/Westborough Town Line, will be open on Sundays this Spring, beginning April 24, 2016, for five consecutive weeks for Leaf and Brush Disposal and Spring Cleanup.

Additional dates and times are as follows:

Sunday April 24, 2016; 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday May 1, 2016; 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday May 8, 2016; 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday May 15, 2016; 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday May 22, 2016; 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Please note the change in time from previous years.

These Sunday hours are in addition to the regular Recycling Center hours of 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturdays.
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Snappy Dogs Opens to a Long Line

April 1, 2016 — Teresa Boyce waves to the camera today, as a long line of customers waits to place their order and be served. Part of the experience is the shtick, because Teresa and partner Lisa Volpe Hachey don't let people get too close before calling out their names with a joyful hello, even if they are passing in a vehicle.

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Snappy Dogs' Opening day is Friday April 1, 2016
New Location: Weston Nurseries Garden Center Parking Lot
You  will be able to see it immediately if approaching from the west.
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Exit Stage Left

March 31, 2016 — It looks like Jen's baby doll is headed for the house to escape the wind today.



March 31, 2016 — Lake Whitehall was Lake Whitecap on Wednesday, as the wind was just warming up for today's performance.

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Downed Pole


March 31, 2016 — It appears a truck snagged these wires yesterday and brought a pole down. And just around the corner on Twin Island Road, the DPW was cutting up a tree that fell across the road. Photo from Hopkinton PD Twitter Account.

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Educational Grants Benefit Middle School Students in Hopkinton

Free ‘Art Space’ Program at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts Opens Registration


    (March 31, 2016 - HOPKINTON, MA) —The Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) announces the return of Art Space, an afterschool program for middle school students, this spring. Students who attend Art Space can participate in art, music, theater, and dance activities with instructors from the HCA on Monday afternoons. Art Space is funded in part by grant awards provided by the Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc., through a program called 2 Million & Change and Hopkinton Organization for Prevention, a community wide collaboration, coordinated by Hopkinton Youth and Family Services, dedicated to preventing substance abuse and use.

Art Space runs Mondays, April 25 through June 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. a short walk from Hopkinton Middle School at 98 Hayden Rowe St. This is a free program, but reservations are encouraged. Please email participants name and grade to artspace@hopartscenter.org.

            “With the everyday pressures and stresses of school life, the Hopkinton Center for the Arts offers a nurturing environment for students, where they can unwind and be creative,” said Kris Waldman, HCA co-director. “With ever increasing cutbacks in the arts, the HCA is always looking to develop new arts programming outside what the schools are able to provide”.


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Body of Male Delivered to E. L. Harvey in Trash Truck

March 31, 2016 — Hopkinton Police Department Detectives are actively investigating the discovery of a deceased human body at a local trash recycling facility.

This morning at 8:40am Hopkinton Police Dispatch received a call from E. L. Harvey and Sons reporting that workers had found a man's body inside the items brought to the Municipal Recycling Center, Building 6. This building is located in the area of 395 Wood St. Hopkinton. All workers at the facility have been accounted for and this is not a workplace incident.

Hopkinton Police Detectives along with Detectives assigned to the Massachusetts State Police are on scene conducting the investigation. The man is described as a 40 year old Caucasian male. At this time it appears as though the man’s body was brought to facility from an outside community. The investigation continues.  HPD Press Release.

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Growing Fundraiser

March 30, 2016 — Volunteer Judy Johnson, a member of St. Paul's Church, can be seen through the kitchen window of the community center working as people help themselves to the buffet meal cooked to benefit Project Just Because.

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Honors Art

March 30, 2016 — Hopkinton Center for the Arts was the host of the Hopkinton High School Honors Art Exhibit Opening Reception this evening, featuring flat and 3-D art. The exhibit runs through April 22, 2016.


Time of the Season


March 30, 2016 — Author Paul Clerici signs a book for a reader prior to the start of his presentation at the Hopkinton Senior Center, which lent their space to the Hopkinton Library.



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Incident Log Updated March 30, 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.

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

13 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Incident Log

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

8:21 pm A 911 caller reported that another vehicle was aggressively following her on Wood Street. Four officers checked the area but could not locate the vehicle.

5:24 pm A Spring Street resident reported receiving a scam phone call.

2:46 pm A caller reported that two older men, inside of a Main Street business, appeared to have been there for awhile and were making the employee uncomfortable. Two officers spoke with the employee and advised that the individuals had left the area.

12:49 pm A caller from Highcroft Way reported two suspicious incidents, one of which a vehicle was egged and the other where a gentleman got out of a silver Camry and took a picture of the units.

11:25 am A resident of Winter Street reported receiving a call from IRS saying that he had committed a crime.

9:12 am A resident reported an on-going issue with violation of town by-laws.

Monday, March 28, 2016

6:12 pm A female from Farrar Road was wondering if her lost purse had been recovered.

4:23 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil disposed of a needle that an individual found on Rafferty Road.

11:35 am A caller reported that a large truck took down wires on Walcott Valley Drive. Two officers responded and notified the telephone company.

11:10 am The DPW was contacted to remove an abandoned air conditioner unit on Main Street.

9:47 am A 911 caller from First Road reported that his neighbor was ripping up his lawn in an on-going neighbor dispute. Three officers responded and wrote a report.

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Hopkinton Man Makes
All-Regional Team

Hopkinton native, Teddy Doherty netted two goals in the NCAA College Hockey Northeast Regional final, sending his Eagles into the Frozen Four for the 25th time in program history. The Boston College captain scored the first two goals of the game to push his squad to an early lead and held on for a 3-2 win over Minnesota Duluth. For his efforts, he was named to the All-Regional Team.


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Reminder, tonight:



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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From Today's Community Calendar (See pop-out above daily)


5:30pm Free Community Pasta Dinner @ St. Paul's Church. Donations will go to Project Just Because

6:30pm - 7:30pm 2016 HHS Honors Art Exhibit Opening Reception @ the HCA

7:00pm "Boston Marathon History by the Mile" local author Paul C. Clerici will be at a Hopkinton Public Library event held @ the Hopkinton Senior Center





Book Signing, Lecture, March 30, 2016,  7:00 pm, Senior Center



Local author Paul C. Clerici will be at the Hopkinton Senior Center (28 Mayhew St, Hopkinton, MA 01748) on Wednesday, March 30, at 7 p.m., to discuss his  book, Boston Marathon History by the Mile. The Hopkinton Senior Center is generously donating space as our library is undergoing a two year renovation and expansion.

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A Room Full of Princesses

March 29, 2016 — 200 attendees, including little princesses and the special women in their lives, enjoyed the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation's Princess Tea at St. John's Parish Hall on March 11, raising nearly $7,500 for the restoration, renovation and expansion of our Library. Follow HPLF at facebook.com/HPLFpage for upcoming events and ways you can donate to the Library building project as construction begins!

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Brought to Light: A Millennium of Storytellers of the Stage
A Musical Revue

May 12, 13, and 14, 2016
Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30 pm


Written and Directed by Mark DiCampo, our spring musical revue celebrates the contributions and genius of women poets, lyricists and composers from as long ago as the twelfth century up through the present day. Featuring the work of well-known artists such as Mary Rodgers, Lucy Simon, Lynn Ahrens, Jeanine Tesori and others, as well as the contributions of less familiar names such as Polly Pen and Jenny Giering, this original program showcases the work of 27 artists and their music. Performed by high school students from Hopkinton and surrounding towns, Brought to Light will leave you inspired, moved and entertained!

Tickets are $20 General Admission/$15 students and seniors (60+)
Student Rush: $10 tickets available day of show. At the door. (limited quantity)
The Delbridge Family Performance Space
Hopkinton Center for the Arts
98 Hayden Rowe St.
Hopkinton, MA 01748

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Planning Board Member Resigns


by Robert Falcione

March 29, 2016 —  Planning Board member Frank Sivo has resigned as of March 15, 2016, citing differences with leaders on informing citizens in matters related to public safety. The full letter to Selectman Chair Ben Palleiko is below.

         Several public officials contacted would not discuss the matter, or provide a reference to Mr. Sivo's concerns, nor would he, leading a reasonable person to conclude that the matter at hand was discussed in executive session, or a least in an environment that provides negative consequences for disclosure. The only executive session for the Planning Board this year was on February 22, 2016. On the agenda for that secret meeting were two pieces of land to be conveyed to the town by Legacy Farms. There was no other matter listed for the executive session. However the expansion of the gas facility has for some time been the subject of whispers and rumors, as well as conflicting solutions to safety concerns.

          As for Mr. Sivo's seat on the Planning Board, it will not go on this year's ballot, but will be filled by a joint meeting between the Planning Board and the Board of Selectmen for the period leading to the following election.

         Mr. Sivo's letter of resignation is below:             


Tuesday, March 15, 2016


Ben Palleiko

Chair of Hopkinton Board of Selectmen


Mr. Palleiko,

It is with regret and disappointment that I am writing to you to resign my position as a member of the Planning Board, effective immediately.


I have thoroughly enjoyed serving the citizens of Hopkinton on both the Appropriations Committee and, more recently, the Planning Board.


Unfortunately, over the past few weeks, I have found that I have a very fundamental difference of opinion with elected leaders of Hopkinton with respect to the government’s duty to inform citizens, via open and transparent government, on matters related to public safety.


I wish you and the current/future members of the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen the best of luck in your service to the citizens of the Hopkinton.


Kind regards,


Frank Sivo

14 Stone Crossing Way

Hopkinton, MA


Too Large

March 29, 2016 — This truck had difficulty traversing Walcott Street late yesterday morning, pulling some wires down as it exited onto Main Street. Above, an individual is keeping an eye on the tractor's fifth wheel, as it appears the rig its reaching the limits of its design. Two Hopkinton Police officers were on the other side of the trailer, keeping traffic from getting too close. It was able to negotiate its way out.

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Robert L. Kilroy Named
Chairman of Milford Regional Medical Center's Board of Trustees

 March 29, 2016 — Noted attorney Robert L. Kilroy was unanimously elected to serve as chairman of Milford Regional Medical Center's Board of Trustees by fellow Board members recently. Former Chairman John Burns, president of Black Brook Realty in Hopkinton, will now assume the role Bob held previously as vice-chairman.

As a partner at the law firm of Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP, where he serves as chairman of the firm’s Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Group and as a member of the firm's Health Law Group, Bob has successfully litigated cases in federal and state courts throughout New England. He has been named a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” by Boston Magazine and Law & Politics for the past five years, and had been named a “Rising Star” for the prior three consecutive years. Prior to his career in law, Bob served 10 years active duty as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he was awarded four medals for leadership excellence.

Bob's desire to become actively involved in a charitable organization near his home led him to participate in Milford Regional Healthcare Foundation's quarterly Business Breakfasts over a decade ago. Soon after, he joined the Foundation's Mélange Committee, which oversees the premier, annual fundraising gala to support Hospital programs and services. Bob then served on the Foundation's Board, first as vice-chairman and then chairman during one of the Board's most successful capital campaigns, which raised over $25 million towards Milford Regional's recent expansion project.

Bob's primary focus for the Board during his tenure as chairman is a commitment to ensure patient safety and quality care. His dedication to this cause was evident in his involvement with the Patient Care Assessment Committee (PCAC). As chairman of PCAC, Bob was instrumental in sharpening the system-wide focus on patient safety and quality and improving Board oversight for credentialing. His active participation and leadership of PCAC led to an appointment this past year as the only non-clinical member of the Clinical Issues Advisory Council for the Massachusetts Hospital Association.
In addition, Bob also served as a hospital corporator, chairman of the Nominating Committee, chairman of a subcommittee that led the effort to improve the credentialing process and as a member of the Compensation Committee.

"We are very fortunate to have Bob Kilroy serve as chairman of our Board of Trustees," says Milford Regional President and CEO Edward J. Kelly. "He is a gifted leader that will challenge and motivate our institution as we strive to provide excellence in healthcare. Our patients will be the benefactors of his focus on quality care and patient safety. We at Milford Regional are grateful for Bob's willingness to devote so much of his time and talent in service to our Medical Center."

"It is a great honor to be given the opportunity to serve as chairman of the Board and, in so doing, to work with an energetic and dedicated Board, as well as a first-class medical staff, hospital leaders and administrators for whom I have great respect," says Bob Kilroy. "During my affiliation with the Hospital, I have developed a deep admiration for the many front-line employees, nursing staff, physicians, hospital administrators and volunteers of the Hospital and Tri-County Medical Associates who daily provide exceptional patient care with dignity, compassion and respect to our growing and diverse patient population."
Both residents of Upton, Bob Kilroy and his wife, Deb, have two daughters, Shauna and Julia.


Deadline Passes

March 28, 2016 — Today was the deadline that nomination papers were due to be turned into the Town Clerk. Each candidate needed to gather 50 signatures, which will be verified by the Town Clerk before official acceptance. The other way to get  on the ballot is to be voted by a party's caucus. The Dems have held theirs, and we await for an answer from the Republicans. Above, Clifford Kistner, a candidate for Planning Board, turns in his nomination papers this afternoon.


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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

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New Transactions from March 21, 2016 - March 28, 2016
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20 Spicebrush Court unit 129 Bharat Soni, Divya Nagarajan $591,280 March 28, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
2 Longwood Drive Joseph M. Cacace, Stephanie A. H. Cacace $607,500 March 25, 2016 Michael F. Balboa, Lisa S. Balboa
258 Pond Street Fuyan Li, Hui Zhong $589,000 March 22, 2016 John A. Lucas, Cheryl B. Lucas
30 Clinton Street Apally Sridhar Thakkalapally, Shilpa Nadipally $676,410 March 21, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
17 Birch Hill Road Timothy MacDonald, Elizabeth M. Whelan $410,000 March 28, 2016 LRB Acquisition LLC
68 Hilldale Road Mikita Kuzkou, Victoria Perinsky $555,000 March 28, 2016 Jainesio Ramos Jr., Isabelle N. Ramos
145 Eliot Street Jason A. Owen $191,000 March 25, 2016 Eric J. Trifero, John F. Trifero
75 Trailside Way unit C Matthew P. Sweeney, Alyson M Theeman $225,000 March 24, 2016 Mary J. King, Edward J. Sweeney Jr., Dennis J. Sweeney, Thelma R. Sweeney Realty Trust
477 America Boulevard Vignesh Natesan, Swetha Sree Kodam $410,975 March 24, 2016 Louisiana Purchase Realty LLC
84 Concord Street Larry Feiss $169,000 March 23, 2016 Alan F. Mancini, Vickie L. Mancini
12 Queen Isabella Way unit 41B Piyush N. Sanghavi, Shilpa Karnavat $410,000 March 22, 2016 Louisiana Purchase Realty LLC
3 Candlewood Lane unit 40 Gaurang L. Parmar, Kavita Parmar $615,000 March 28, 2016 Robert J. Bartsch, Erin R. Logsdon
199 Cordaville Road Logan King, Aleah King $375,000 March 28, 2016 Mimi Yung, James C. Yung
5 Hidden Meadow Lane Lei Gao, Yan Zhang $773,950 March 25, 2016 Anne E. Aghababian
13 Bigelow Road Daniel Yosca, Colleen Yosca $455,500 March 24, 2016 John J. Brovelli, Patricia A. Brovelli
95 Mount Vickery Road Yinguang Li, Yaxian Hao $550,000 March 23, 2016 Susan Braceski
10 Breton Road Jarrod Marchesi, Laura Karolyshyn $313,000 March 25, 2016 Ryan M. Alexander, Cindi L. Alexander
94 Warren Street Matthew M. Hall, Amanda J. Hall $439,700 March 25, 2016 Jeffrey Grejdus, Stephanie Grejdus
10 Blueberry Lane Kevin Hun Lin, Yi Y. Lin $555,654 March 25, 2016 Crosswinds Properties LLC
7 Grove Street Eric P. Zisk, Meaghan E. Brandley $228,000 March 24, 2016 Robert M. Conner, Jeanne M. Conner
12 Blueberry Lane Woo Chi, Himnae Yoo $512,989 March 23, 2016 Crosswinds Properties LLC
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Incident Log Updated March 28, 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, person, or outside Police agency.

43 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

3 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

9 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Incident Log

Sunday, March 27, 2016

6:29 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer John Corridan about being a victim of identity theft.

1:43 am Officer John Moran issued a criminal complaint for a revoked license to the operator of a motor vehicle on South Street.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

9:33 pm A motorist reported that an erratic operator was heading towards Hopkinton on Woodland Road in Ashland. Two officers checked the area with a negative find on the vehicle.

6:26 pm A caller reported that while walking around Lake Whitehall earlier today they heard eight to ten gun shots that sounded very close to where they were walking. After the caller made a lot of noise the shooting stopped. Sgt. Timothy Brennan responded but did not hear anything suspicious.

4:31 pm A caller reported a suspicious male, wearing a hoodie and shorts, walking with a limp on Spring Street. Two officers responded, located the individual and advised that he lives in the area and was just out for a walk.

12:22 pm A walk-in from Wood Street reported an attempted IRS scam.

9:38 am Officer Thomas Griffin turned in a key remote that was found on East Main Street.

6:51 am A resident of Pond Street reported that their mailbox was smashed all over the street. Officer Arthur Schofield responded to write a report.

Friday, March 25, 2016

9:21 pm Multiple callers reported that a TV was thrown in the roadway on Granite Street and now there was glass all over the road. Officer John Corridan removed the TV and most of the glass and left a message for the DPW to take it on Monday.

1:03 pm The bus office reported that youths were pressing the pedestrian button at the lights in the center of town but were not crossing the street, just stopping traffic. Officer Arthur Schofield spoke with the group and advised them to stop pressing the button if they were not going to cross the street.

10:30 am Officer Philip Powers advised that two stolen cell phones were recovered on Hayden Rowe Street.


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Philippe Crettien (tenor saxophone) 
Patrick Mottaz (guitar) 
Sean Farias (bass) 
Mike Connors (drums)
WEBSITE: http://philippecrettienmusic.com/


Note: Philippe Crettien is a Hopkinton resident and Jazz Department Director at the Rivers School Conservatory.

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Democrat Caucus Results
(Will add results to "Election 2016 page before end of day)

The Hopkinton Democratic Caucus (HDC) held their local caucus at town hall on March 24th.


The HDC elected to support the following slate on the town's local ballot on May 16th.

Board of Selectman - Margie Wiggin
Board of Assessors - Mary Jo LaFreniere
Board of Health - Jennifer Flanagan
Commissioner of Trust Funds - Maureen Bumiller
Constable - Michael Hayes
Hopkinton Housing Authority - Emily D'Urso
Parks and Recreation Commission - Kelly Karp
Moderator - Bruce Karlin

We look forward to supporting these candidates to help serve and govern Hopkinton.

Darlene Hayes
HDTC Chair


Feelin' the Cube

Two teams from Hopkins school participated in the Salisbury inter school Rubik's competition held on Mar 10th, 2016 at Salisbury, MA. There were teams from various schools representing in the contest. There were individual and group competitions. 


One team from Hopkins came in 1st (above) and another team came 2nd in the group competition 

   Back Row:   Carolyn Scott (coach), Peter Liang, Griffin Schutte

Front row: Davis Peishoff, Ben Scott, Trent Salyards, Sanketh Udupa, Drew Riesenberger, Jack Provencher.


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Lake Whitehall

March 27, 2016 — The sky over Lake Whitehall on Saturday was a beautiful mix of blue color and low clouds.
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March 27, 2016 — This great blue heron has its eyes on the water, waiting for a fish to pass by, and an opportunity to snatch it up. The water was boiling with fish in other areas of this little pond, where a mallard couple was the subject of a photo the other day.



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.

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



March 27, 2016 —  Yesterday was the first Reenactment prior to the big event on Lexington Green on Patriots Day.

Above, a member of Cherry's Light Infantry Company, 2nd NH Regiment, Matt Payson, reloads his musket while prone before British fire in Endicott Park, Danvers, Ma yesterday morning, photographed by John Collins of Hopkinton.


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