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Spring Ritual

April 28, 2016 — This male cardinal is lonely, but not for long. Mouse-over the image to see him with his prospective mate.
Personal Services 
Hopkinton 7,  Bellingham 4

April 27, 2016 — Geoff Holler, who pitched the majority of the innings, winds up, keeping the ball behind his head and out of sight of the batter, but lets a few others have a sneak peek, today at home.


Open Studios this Saturday 4/30 from 10 to 4 - Lake Whitehall Area
Free, open to the public, with light refreshments at the studios
Michael Alfano has a special "Name Your Price" offer for selected sculptures that he is attempting to find a new home for.
More information is at https://www.facebook.com/whitehallartisans/?fref=ts

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 Dynasty Restaurant
77 West Main Street
April 28, 2016
8:00 pm
Tony Pandolfino & guitar

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Incident Log Updated April 27, 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.

12 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

Incident Log

Monday, April 25, 2016

10:26 pm A motorist reported that an erratic operator crossed the double yellow line and almost hit a guard rail on East Main Street. Officer Matthew Santoro checked the area but was unable to locate the vehicle.

10:17 pm A resident of Parker Point Road reported that a neighbor's tow truck had been idling for some time, causing a disturbance. Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas advised that the vehicle had left the area upon his arrival.

8:39 pm The Upton Police Department requested assistance with searching for a male that may have been involved in two breaking and entering incidents in Upton and Westborough. Four officers checked the area of Mechanic Street with a negative find.

7:37 pm A Pond Street resident reported that two males from a company came to his home about 1 ½ hours ago and advised that he felt uncomfortable by questions and comments they made to his wife.

7:18 pm A caller reported that a contractor was working outside past 7:00pm on Clinton Street, in violation of the town by-law. Officer Matthew Santoro responded but did not see anyone working outside.

5:37 pm A female walk-in spoke with Officer Brian Sanchioni regarding a theft.

5:23 pm Officer Matthew Santoro responded to Wood Street for a crime prevention action.

4:00 pm A detail officer reported a motor vehicle accident on Wood Street with one individual complaining of neck pain. Two officers responded to assist.

1:37 pm A caller on Saddle Hill Road reported that a suspicious motor vehicle backed into a driveway then quickly took off when the caller approached their home. Officer Arthur Schofield responded to check the area and speak with the resident.

12:49 pm A caller reported witnessing two vehicles involved in a road rage incident on Overlook Road. Officer Arthur Schofield spoke with both operators who stated that they knew each other and were just fooling around.

10:42 am A contractor on Hidden Brick Road reported that a neighbor witnessed larceny from the construction site but was unsure what was taken. Officer Brian Sanchioni responded to write a report.

7:54 am An Elm Street resident reported finding a wallet at the end of his driveway. Officer Brian Sanchioni responded to recover it and put it in the lost and found draw.

1:04 am Two officers spoke with a distraught female inside of a motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street.

Health and Fitness
    Hopkinton Community Summer Band is Back - Join Now!


The Hopkinton Music Association is again sponsoring the 12th annual Hopkinton Community Summer Band. 

The band is open to the greater Hopkinton Community ages 14 and up. If you played an instrument in the past or are currently playing an instrument, come and join us. 

Rehearsals will be from 7:00 – 8:30 on Tuesday nights in the High School Band room. Rehearsals will be on Tuesdays. Rehearsal dates are June 14, 21 and 28 and July 5 and 12. There will also be two additional Thursday rehearsals on July 7th and 14th.The band will perform on Sunday, July 17th at 5pm on the town common as part of the Summer Concert Series. This year, there is a rain site and there may be additional performance opportunities.

We will be wearing the same t-shirts as last year. If you are new to the group or need a new shirt please check the box with your size on the registration form.

There is a $40.00 registration fee to help defray some of the costs of the summer band program. Please make the check payable to the Hopkinton Music Association. 

Please click on the following link to register:


Beyond the Birds and Bees: Talking with your child about intimacy
Sunday, May 22, 2pm, Faith Community Church

  This parenting seminar by Dr. Keesha Vaughn, pediatrician and Vickie Hampton, Director of Children’s Ministry at Faith Community Church, is for parents of children ages 3-11.


It’s better to start early, but it’s never too late! Puberty starts earlier than most parents realize.

You are your child’s best teacher; you need to set yourself up early as the person they can go to with any question about sex.

Topics will include:
• The Biblical foundation for sexuality education and moral development
• Preliminary “as needed” talks with 3–7 year olds
• The age 8 “Big Talk”
• Follow-up talks and behavior discussions with 8-11 year olds
• Appropriate responses to children’s questions and curiosity
• Puberty


“Parents are the principle sex educators; you will either have an anemic, unintentional, mixed up, and hence negative impact, or a powerful, deliberate, clear and positive impact.” -Stanton and Brenna Jones. Register online at my.fcch.org/events/


Faith Community Church

146 East Main Street

Hopkinton, MA 01748

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Board of Selectmen Meeting
A lot of talk about liquor

April 27, 2016 — The Board of Selectmen issued proclamations for the Hopkinton Destination Imagination for placing second in the state. They will represent Massachusetts in the Global DI tournament in Tennessee on May 25-28, 2016.



         After much back and forth, the board voted to issue standard liquor license hours of operation as 10:00 am to 1:00 am, pushing the allowable opening time from the current 8:00 am to 10:00 am beginning on January 1, 2017. Cornell's is one of two that opens at 8 am, and they have done that only on Thanksgiving morning every year on behalf of the Hopkinton High School Drama Club, donating the entire till for that purpose.



          Hopkinton Wine and Spirits was stung with a 4-day license suspension, because an allegedly drunk patron was sold a bottle of wine. Attorney Timothy Perry insisted that to be in violation, a patron must exhibit signs of intoxication while in the store. He said the patron did not. He said the video shows that she was steady on her feet while getting a bottle of wine, and exhibited dexterity in moving to allow another patron to walk by.

           The woman was allegedly involved in a hit and run before going to the package store. Then she purchased the wine, drove back home and was found by police on her front steps with the wine still unopened. 

           The selectmen voted to suspend the store's license for 4 consecutive days beginning on a Thursday within the next 30 days. There is an appeal process, but the manager of record had not decided whether or not to appeal.



            Margaritas, Gin and Tonic, and Sex on the Beach were not what the selectmen felt were appropriate beverages for an arts environment, and declined approving a full liquor license for the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. Concerns over its location in a residential neighborhood and adjacent to the schools, as well as an increased risk with hard liquor, drove the selectmen to take no action.

            Instead, they asked the applicants to come back with an application for a beer and wine license, a circumstance Chuck Joseph (photo) said he was amenable to from the start. 

            And so now, a 14-day notice must be posted, and abutters must be notified again that a public hearing will take place on a beer and wine license.



              Tuesday evening was the last meeting for Selectman John Mosher and Selectmen Chair Ben Palleiko. Out of the blue, three selectmen left their chairs and formed a line at the microphone during the public comment item to offer praise and gratitude to Ben Palleiko, while he sat as the sole occupant behind the grand desk of the selectmen. John Mosher arrived later, and so was not part of this apparently planned surprise.

Candidate's Statement - Eric Sonnett


My name is Eric Sonnett and I am running for re-election as a Hopkinton Parks and Recreation Commissioner.  I have served in this capacity for the past three years.  During my term the Commission achieved significant accomplishments.  Sandy Beach has been completely refurbished and a new rest room and storage facility added.  The boat ramp has been repaired and a new boat dock will be added this year.  The Claflin Fountain on the Town Common has been historically restored and is now a focal point of the Common.  The Fruit Street fields are undergoing a major upgrade with new facilities for rest rooms, concessions, storage, storm shelter and off season indoor sports practice space.  Upgrades are also planned for parking and parking lot safety.  A new dog park on the town owned Hughes Property is planned for the upcoming year.


As a Park and Recreation Commissioner I also serve on the Upper Charles Trail Committee, Community Preservation Committee, Lake Maspenock Weed Management Committee, Irving / Todaro Property Management Committee and the Claflin Fountain Committee.  Previously, I served as the Chairman of the Board Selectmen, DPW Board and DPW advisory Committee.  I have also served on the Conservation Committee and been a Water and Sewer Commissioner.  These committees are integral to achieving the goals of Parks and Recreation.  Additionally, major progress has been made in stabilizing the fees for the Parks and Rec Programs.

In order to continue the progress of our Parks and Recreation Department I ask for your vote at the town election on May 16.


Thanks for your consideration.

Eric Sonnett

60 Teresa Road

April 27, 2016



Cinderella is Coming to Hopkinton Middle School


Do you believe in magic? The Hopkinton Middle School Drama Club is giving a ball, and you are invited! Join us on Friday, April 29, or Saturday, April 30, at 7:00 pm, or on Sunday, May 1, at 2:00 pm, to experience the glamour and intrigue of Roger’s and Hammerstein’s classic musical, Cinderella. Performances will be presented in the Hopkinton Middle School Auditorium, 88 Hayden Rowe St, Hopkinton MA 01748. Tickets can be purchased at the Middle School from 6:00-7:00 pm each day during the week of the performance (around rehearsal pickup) or on-site before the show. Prices are $12 for adults and $10 for students. Receive a $2 discount per ticket for each donation of a NEW, unused educational supply item for the Project Just Because Education Program.


You are further invited to Cinderella’s Tea Party, which will be held on Saturday, April 30, from 2:30-4:00 pm in the Hopkinton Middle School Courtyard Garden. Enjoy tea-cakes and dainties as you are entertained with songs, games, Royal Etiquette lessons, and visits (photo opportunities!) with our Princesses of the Land and even the Queen! We must ask that you bring your own picnic blankets or seating if you wish. You will be greeted at the HMS main entrance and escorted to the Royal Garden. Admission is $5 per person and includes a gift for each young guest.


Candidate's Statement - Henry Kunicki

I’m Henry Kunicki and am running for the office of Town Clerk. I am running in full support of changing the Town Clerk’s position to an appointed one rather than an elected position. Town Clerk is an important position that requires someone familiar with how the town government functions and who is able to work with both appointed and elected members of the Town.

Our family moved to Hopkinton in 1982. I soon became involved with town government and have served on several boards where I learned how a volunteer government works. I served on the Appropriations Committee in the 1980s, the Board of Appeals (2000-2005) and on the Community Preservation Commission for the past several years. I currently serve as Chairman of the Community Preservation Commission. My intent has always been “what is best for Hopkinton”.

While on the CPC I have been a strong advocate of supporting programs that benefited both the community and gave us the most for our money. We worked together with the Hopkinton Soccer League and Parks and Recreation to provide funding that was a key factor in developing the soccer fields at Fruit Street and the new concession stands and shelter that are being built to support the fields. We provided funds to assist Parks and Recreation in their renovation of Sandy Beach and with the Hopkinton Center for the Arts to renovate a historic barn into a vibrant Arts Center.

I look to continue my work with the Town of Hopkinton as Town Clerk with the intent of assisting the town as it transitions the Town Clerk position into an appointed one. I ask for your vote on May 16th.


Henry Kunicki

47 Teresa Road

April 26, 2016

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April 29 – June 2, 2016, Reception April 29th, 6:30 – 8 pm

JUROR: Katherine French, Director of Catamount Arts (Previous Director of the Danforth Art Museum)
LOCATION: New gallery at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, 98 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton

       The Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) announces its 2016 Arts in Bloom exhibit will run April 29–June 2. This juried exhibition will showcase prize-winning artwork, complemented by one-of-a-kind floral arrangements provided by the Hopkinton Garden Club. 

Katherine French (Director Emerita of Danforth Art, now Gallery Director of Catamount Arts) will be the juror.  Cash prizes will be announced at a public reception on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. The HCA gallery is located at 98 Hayden Rowe St. and hours are weekdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on this event, please visit www.hopartscenter.org/in-the-gallery or call (508) 435-9222.

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Greyhounds Meet the Public!
167 Saddle Hill Road, Hopkinton, MA
May 21st & 22nd – Noon to 4 p.m.


April 26, 2016 — A beautiful late-May weekend is the backdrop for Greyhound Friends’ Spring Open House event. The gathering is a reunion of former Greyhound Friends adoptees and an opportunity to visit with wonderful greyhound and hounds awaiting their forever homes.

Attendees can partake in our expanded silent auction and raffle, and enjoy our “Not Quite Westminster” dog show. Visitors can also tour the spacious Greyhound Friends Adoption Kennel while enjoying the company of greyhounds and other breeds including hound crosses and beagles. Vendors will be on hand and refreshments will be available for both greyhounds and their two-legged friends.

Greyhound Friends depends on the kindness of supporters and anyone interested in greyhound welfare. Those attending the event are welcome to bring donations of dog food, cleaning supplies, bleach, laundry detergent, bedding, blankets, sheets and towels. Financial donations are also appreciated and needed. Greyhound Friends is a 501(c)3 charitable organization and donations are tax deductible. Please call 508-435-5969 or visit www.greyhound.org  for more information.

Health and Fitness
Brian Karp to the Rescue?*

April 25, 2016 — Yesterday, we addressed the issue of voter apathy, but not predicaments that could develop as a result, in a real-world application. There  is one of note affecting the Planning Board.

To recap, the nine-member Planning Board will have four new members after the election; two have resigned, leaving open seats, and two will be newly elected. Because of that circumstance, there will only be five members who were present during unfinished Special Permit hearings, presentations and discussions, to pass a final vote. A Special Permit from the Planning Board needs six votes to pass, rather than the usual simple majority of five members for other matters. A member may miss one, and only one meeting and still be eligible to  vote,  but only if the member listens to, or views, a recording of that meeting, as imposed by the Mullin Rule, according to Chairman Ken Weismantel.


A solution to the problem would be if Brian Karp, a current member whose term is expiring and who has decided  not to  seek reelection, agrees to be one of the two people to fill vacancies by being appointed back on the board by a joint meeting of the Planning Board and the Board of Selectmen. Mr. Karp has attended the all of the hearings, making him an eligible sixth vote.


Mr. Weismantel has said he would like to see Mr. Karp appointed for a duration after the election. Otherwise, the unfinished hearings, especially the laborious Legacy Farms Special Permit hearing, would need to begin anew if not finished by then.

* We have been informed by a Planning Board member that last night Pulte withdrew their application for the north parcel Legacy development that was under PB review. The loss of PB members due to the expiring terms caused them to pull the plug & start over after the new board is seated.


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Candidate's Statement - Kelly Karp

I am so pleased to announce my candidacy for Parks and Recreation Commissioner.  I have lived in Hopkinton for 11 years with my husband Brian and daughters Elizabeth (15) and Emily (13).  I would be deeply honored to have the opportunity to represent you in a way that continues to build upon and grow high quality community programs while ensuring our fields, parks and common grounds are well maintained. 


For me this is not a political endeavor, but rather a chance to volunteer and give back to the town that I love so much.  Throughout my professional career I have been recognized as a results driven, dynamic leader.  I have a very strong operational background which includes strategic planning, financial administration, process improvement, and policy development.


I understand how important it is to listen objectively, to consider all points of view and to deliver a solution that is best for the overall community.  Last fall I worked closely with the Parks and Recreation department to develop and launch the first Women’s Flag Football League in Hopkinton.  It was a very successful, collaborative effort and I look forward to continuing that partnership.  I respectfully ask for your vote on May 16th. 


Thank you,

Kelly Karp

23 Nicholas Road

April 25, 2016


Please Join Us – Upper Charles Trail Cleanup – Center and Wyckoff Trails

Sunday, May 1, 2PM: Please join the Upper Charles Trail Committee and the Hopkinton Trails Club for a trail cleanup day. We need your help to clean up the Center Trail (Main St. to Chamberlain Rd.) and the recently acquired Wycoff trail (located off Granite St. running parallel to 85).  Winter has left plenty of sticks and debris that needs to be removed and bushes need to be trimmed back, ditches cleaned out, silt barriers removed, etc.  The Wycoff section is in need of some larger tree/limb removal as well as some trash removal.  This is a great chance to learn more about the trails in town and keep them beautiful and accessible.

Meet at the Center Trail trailhead parking lot on Claflin Place (across from Hopkinton Lumber - 118 Main St). Refreshments and snacks will be provided.  Gloves and closed-toed shoes are recommended.  Also bug spray, brush clippers, shovels, garden rakes, pocket knives and any other gardening tools you have available.


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2016 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from April 20, 2016 - April 25, 2016
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
3 Bracing Run unit 162 Vijay Gottumukkala, Sai Soma Kala Kalidindi $500,180 April 25, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
4 Rice Street Neil Hutt $17,311 April 25, 2016 Jeremy Nute
18 Hunters Ridge Way Devin Callinan, Megan Callinan $850,000 April 21, 2016 South Mill Street LLC
13 Weybridge Lane unit 26A Colleen McKenna Carey, John F. Carey $279,500 April 20, 2016 Clementina R. Bessert
401 Captain Eames Circle unit C Rashmikant Sharma, Veena Sharma $365,000 April 22, 2016 Jean Korona-Treveloni
74 Whittemore Drive Mengyuan Flanagan, Christopher Flanagan $619,900 April 22, 2016 Timothy S. Mazzie, Kimberly E. Mazzie
162 Marlboro Road Ashley A. Cunningham $326,500 April 22, 2016 Walter M. Foster Jr., Cynthia R. Foster
20 Presidential Drive James E. Burke, Lindsay M. Burke $989,000 April 21, 2016 Edward E. Burgess, Presidential Realty Trust
No New Transactions        

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Former Town of Hopkinton Employee Asks Selectmen to Investigate
Why Other Former Employees Have Left

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Incident Log Updated April 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.

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

30 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

4 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

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

Incident Log

Sunday, April 24, 2016

11:43 pm Two officers spoke with a walk-in regarding guns that he found in a vehicle he repossessed.

10:08 pm Two officers issued a criminal application to an individual on West Main Street for a narcotic violation.

4:43 pm A motorist reported being involved in a road rage incident on North Street. Three officers responded, spoke with the other driver and wrote a report.

5:50 am A caller reported that the traffic lights on South Street were not cycling properly. A message was left with the DPW.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

9:08 pm Two officers spoke with an individual on South Street and stated that a small amount of marijuana was destroyed at the scene.

1:27 pm A caller reported finding a syringe on Ash Street. Officer William Burchard responded to remove it and destroy it properly.

Friday, April 22, 2016

5:34 pm A caller on East Main Street requested assistance for a person who was smoking a cigarette in his vehicle and then became verbally abusive, threatening him. Sgt. Aaron O'Neil responded but could not locate the vehicle. The Ashland Police Department was notified.

12:19 pm A walk-in had a complaint regarding construction detail on Cedar Street.

11:04 am Officer Thomas Griffin spoke with a walk-in who had a report of IRS tax fraud.


Landing Zone

April 24, 2016 - John Collins shares a photo he took of a bee between flowers in his front yard today.
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Democracy In Action, or Democracy Inaction?

by Robert Falcione

April 24, 2016 — Hopkinton Selectmen will meet on Tuesday (see agenda), with one fairly obscure item being "accepting" the resignations of two Planning Board members, Frank Sivo and Pat Mahon. Mr. Sivo resigned in protest as a result of a report modeling possible problems at the LNG facility appearing to be withheld from the public. Mr. Mahon has resigned to take a position out of state. But  wait a moment, there's more.

           Two other members, Claire  Wright, who is running for a  seat on the Board of Selectmen, and Brian Karp, who has neither taken out nomination papers nor been voted at caucus, have expiring terms. That will mean that only five sitting members will have heard any of the pleas before it when the new individuals take their seats. In addition, the resignations were tendered past the time necessary to be put on the ballot. A joint meeting by the Planning Board and the Board of Selectmen will be necessary to appoint people to the two open seats. And if no one else resigns, it means that two of the nine members will not have been elected by the voters, and two other members will have taken their seats in an election that was unopposed.

            It is doubtful the founders envisioned 240 years ago when they risked their lives for the right to self-govern, that so few would care. 


Amaral Family Seeks Support

Amaral Industries, a Custom Metalworking shop, is #5 nationwide in "America's Best Toolbox" photo contest on Angie's List! Voting ends on 5/2. People may vote once each day. We are Hopkinton residents and have owned our business in Bellingham for over 19 years.
Health and Fitness
TSA Finds 73 Firearms in Carry-on Bags This Week Nationally, 68 Loaded!

April 23, 2016 — A record breaking seventy-three firearms were discovered this week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 73 firearms discovered, 68 were loaded and 27 had a round chambered. All of the firearms pictured were discovered last week.  The previous record of 68 firearms was set in October of 2015.



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Prince Solo - Excerpt from George Harrison Tribute
(See entire video from the start here)

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Showing Off

April 22, 2016 — Sarah Eduardo took a few photos from her kayak on Lake Whitehall, and shares this one of a mute swan with HopNews readers.


There It Is... Gone!

April 22, 2016 — The room connecting the two parts of the Hopkinton Public Library, the former Episcopal Church on the left, and the original library on the right, was stripped of its roof and rear walls today to prepare for the renovation and expansion of the structure. Below is a photo of the way the library has looked, and immediately below is a rendering of the finished renovation from the same perspective. Click on the thumbnail to enlarge.

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Dave McGillivray Completes His 44th Consecutive Boston Marathon Monday Night
– After Directing 26,639 Runners to the Finish

Longtime race director has the fourth longest active Boston Marathon streak

BOSTON (April 22, 2016) – B.A.A. Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray ran his 44nd consecutive Boston Marathon on Monday night, bringing up the rear after directing 26,639 runners to the finish line. He started just before 5 p.m. and ended in darkness four hours and 29 minutes later.

finishing2016.jpgMcGillivray’s Boston Marathon streak ranks him fourth in the event’s Quarter Century Club, which includes all active runners who have completed at least 25 consecutive marathons. McGillivray has run his last 29 Boston Marathons in the evening, following his duties – that began in the pre-dawn hours on Monday - directing the world’s oldest and most prestigious marathon.

McGillivray, 61, president of DMSE Sports, was joined on his evening Boston Marathon run by Matt Auger from Mashpee, Mass., and Jason Todd from Newport News, Va. The team was supported along the course by Ron Kramer and McGillivray’s brother Bob McGillivray, who has been with him for every nighttime marathon.

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Incident Log Updated April 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.

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

  24 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

  5 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

  2 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

  5 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

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


Incident Log

Thursday, April 21, 2016

3:46 pm A female caller on Granite Street reported that a boat just entered an area where it is not allowed. Three officers spoke with the individuals and sent them on their way.

2:04 pm A walk-in spoke with Sgt. Joseph Bennett regarding the installation of no parking signs.

12:45 pm A walk-in reported an IRS scam and was advised on how to protect herself from future fraud.

12:26 pm A caller reported losing her drivers license at the marathon.

11:59 am A resident of Hayden Rowe Street reported an IRS scam and was advised on how to protect themselves in the future.

9:56 am The owner of a baseball glove that was found on Fruit Street was contacted and retrieved it.

8:04 am Officer Brian Sanchioni spoke with the supervisor of a business regarding a potential situation.

6:25 am A caller reported that trucks were running on Fruit Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil advised that the truck was loaded the evening before and was just starting up to leave.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

9:04 pm A resident of East Main Street reported that someone had hit her outside wall with a truck. Officer John Corridan responded to speak with the caller and write a report.

5:35 pm Multiple 911 callers reported a motor vehicle accident with personal injury on West Elm Street with both involved parties outside arguing with each other. One of the operators stated being assaulted by the other operator and requested an ambulance for an injured hand. Four officers responded to assist and write a report.

3:16 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer John Corridan regarding her ex-husband harassing her.

12:20 pm A Downey Street resident reported that her husband stole a ring. Two officers responded and wrote a report.



Douglas F. Lindsay, 56

Douglas F. Lindsay, 56, of Hopkinton, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016. Born in Jeannette, PA, he was the son of Alice (French) and William T. Lindsay.

He is survived by his brother, Andrew B. Lindsay of Mason Town, West Virginia.

A graveside service will take place on Tuesday, April 26th at 11:00a.m. at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Hopkinton. A reception will follow the service. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com


The [new] Spoon, Three Weeks  Away
Short Order Cook Wanted

April 21, 2016 — The Spoon owners Bill Morgan and Samantha Prescott said today that they believe they will be opening in the middle of May, 2016, which is not too soon for the customers of the former Golden Spoon, who miss the full breakfast, affordable lunches and specials, and the Friday Night Feast, which will be the only evening meal in the new digs.

        Mr. Morgan said today that the group is seeking to hire an experienced full-time short order cook who is dependable, fast, can keep a clean and neat looking work environment and is personable. Interested individuals may call Bill Morgan at 774-278-4180.

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April 21, 2016 — These mergansers didn't get too close to the photographer, confirming their reputation as reclusive, today at Firehouse Pond in Woodville.
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Absentee Ballots Available

Absentee Ballots for the May 16, 2016 Town Election are now available at the Town Clerk’s Office. Absentee ballots are for those registered voters who will be unable to vote at the polls on election day due to: (1) absence from town during normal polling hours; or (2) physical disability preventing you from going to the polling place; or (3) religious belief.

You may vote at the Town Clerk’s Office or request that the ballot be mailed to you. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is noon Friday, May 13, 2016. Absentee ballot applications are available in the Town Clerk’s Office or on the Town Clerk's website.

The Hopkinton Town Meeting Warrant and the Specimen Ballot for the Town Election are on the home page of the town website. You may also verify your voter registration.


110 Grill

April 21, 2016 — The 110 Grill just got its sign installed on Thursday, a sure "sign" that their doors will open soon.


Water Discoloration?

Please be advised that due to a major water main break last night into this morning, you may experience discoloration or air in your water. Please flush your cold water tap to help clear your pipes. ~ Eric  Carty, Water/Sewer Manager
What's Brewing at Water Fresh Farm?
Craft Beer, pretty soon — that's what!


April 20, 2016 — According to Water Fresh Farm co-owner Jeff Barton, Hopkinton hops growing in the hydroponic farm attached to the market, will soon be used for craft beer to be brewed in a craft brewery that has been approved for 1,917 square feet of the current floor space inside the Water Fresh Farm Marketplace.
          "We'll still have the same products, but the shelves will be taller. And the produce section will offer the same goods without taking up as  much space, too," said Mr. Barton. "We'll  make better use of the space."

            The space will be leased by CraftLife Brewing Company, Inc., owned by Edwin Twinney of Hingham, MA.

            Above is a section of the plan submitted to the Land Use Department. The market entrance is shown on the bottom left of the plan, with the tasting room to the immediate right, where there are currently tables and chairs for food service, as well as Alima's Purse, which sells goods made by disadvantaged women in Africa.

             Mr. Barton said today that the walls should go up in the middle of next week.             


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Incident Log Updated April 20, 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.

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

50 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

10 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

6 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

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

Incident Log

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

10:12 pm A caller from Downey Street reported that an individual has a vehicle parked in the a vacant lot next door and tries to start it at night which causes a disturbance. Two officers spoke with the person who stated that they would come back in the morning.

9:27 pm A female called 911 to report that someone was parked in her handicap spot on Woodview Way. Officer John Corridan spoke with the operator and advised them to be more aware of the parking signs.

7:25 pm A resident of Lumber Street reported that his house was “egged” two nights ago then again last night. He believes he knows who it is and left a message with Officer Philip Powers.

3:20 pm A walk-in turned in a license plate that her kids found in the road. The Bellingham Police Department contacted the owner.

4:10 pm A Hayden Rowe Street resident reported coming home from vacation and finding his house broken into. Two officers responded to write a report.

3:45 pm Officer John Corridan dropped off a bag to the B.A.A. Headquarters that was found during the marathon.

3:01 pm A caller reported that while she and her husband were in the woods off of Lumber Street they found what may have been a human bone. Officer John Corridan spoke with her and wrote a report.

2:56 pm A caller from Deneen Road reported that there vehicle was stolen.

2:36 pm Officer Arthur Schofield spoke with an individual who had a traffic complaint on Saddle Hill Road.

12:40 pm Officer Arthur Schofield spoke with walk-ins regarding a fraud incident.

11:15 am A walk-in spoke with Officer Thomas Griffin regarding fraudulent activity.

11:04 am A caller reported that a white construction van dropped insulation from its side door in the middle of the roadway on West Main Street. While Officer Arthur Schofield was in route the caller reported that a black pickup truck stopped and picked up multiple insulation packages.

8:36 am A walk-in turned over an old shotgun and ammo to police custody.

1:26 am A resident of Spring Street reported being awoken by either a screaming girl or cat. Officer Linda Higgins checked the area but did not hear anything suspicious.

Monday, April 18, 2016

11:53 pm The manager of a West Main Street business requested assistance with removing an unwanted patron who had been in the store for several hours and refused to leave. Three officers responded and removed the individual.

7:45 pm A caller reported that it looked like someone dropped some type of electronic device on the ground on Grove Street. Three officers responded and advised that it looked like a gamma radiation detector that was left from the marathon by another agency.

6:49 pm A caller from South Street reported that one of her employees was intoxicated and yelling and wanted him removed. Three officers responded to assist and write a report.

5:03 pm Officer John Corridan assisted a marathon runner with locating their vehicle at the State Park.

3:49 pm A walk-in from Frankland Road spoke with Officer John Corridan regarding an incident that happened earlier in the day with his neighbor.

2:46 pm A State Trooper reported finding a watch on Main Street.

11:20 am Officer Peter Booth reported finding a debit card in front of the police station on Main Street.

12:50 am The State Police reported receiving a noise complaint and people drinking on Prestwick Drive. Officer John Moran checked the area with a negative find.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

8:30 pm Officer John Corridan advised a gathering of bikers that they could not park in the Main Street parking lot that they were in.

8:17 pm A caller reported that a suspicious van was at the Middle School. Officer John Corridan responded and advised that it was gone upon his arrival.

8:01 pm Sgt. Timothy Brennan wrote a report of suspicious activity on Ash Street.

7:36 pm A detail officer received a report of an unattended backpack that was left under one of the trucks in the rear of an Ash Street building. Sgt. Timothy Brennan responded and spoke with a security guard on scene.

7:10 pm A caller from North Street reported that a motorcycle was making a lot of noise and was doing burnouts. Officer Matthew Santoro checked the area with a negative find.

5:38 pm An employee of a West Main Street gas station reported that two individuals were loitering and asking customers for assistance. Two officers responded to assist with removing them.

1:23 pm An off duty officer reported find a set of keys on Hayden Rowe Street. The owner was tracked down and notified.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

11:28 pm A 911 caller reported that a suspicious male was looking inside vehicles with a flashlight in an Ash Street parking lot. Two officers spoke with the individual who works for a security company and was performing routine checks.

6:17 pm A marathon runner reported losing their wallet at the town common.

1:31 pm A walk-in turned in lost property that was found in a Main Street parking lot.

1:11 pm A caller from Elm Street reported that his vehicle was struck while in a parking lot at his work.

1:06 pm A 911 caller from Hayward Street reported that a young male was wondering around her yard and advised that her house had been broken into before. Two officers responded and spoke with the individual.

8:43 am A Lumber Street resident reported that her house was egged last night.

Friday, April 15, 2016

10:55 pm A 911 caller reported an erratic operator. Officer Peter Booth located the vehicle at a residence on Walcott Valley Drive but advised there was no operator inside.

10:47 pm A caller reported an erratic operator on Main Street. Three officers responded and subsequently arrested a 44 year-old female from Hopkinton and charged her with OUI Liquor, Marked Lanes Violation and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

10:34 pm A resident of Kimball Road reported that her house was hit by four eggs and then saw a sedan leave the area towards Oak Street. Officer Peter Booth responded but was unable to locate the vehicle.

10:23 pm A Tammer Lane resident reported hearing someone throw rocks at her house. An additional call was received with a similar incident. Two officers responded to check the area but did not find anyone suspicious.

9:04 pm A 911 caller from Amherst Road reported hearing two gunshots that came from across the street. Three officers spoke with a resident who stated that it was his motorcycle that backfired in the garage.

5:53 pm A resident of Hayden Rowe Street reported that his personal information was stolen in order to open up other accounts.

11:21 am Chief Edward Lee advised the operator of a parked motor vehicle on Park Street to move because they were obstructing the sidewalk and crosswalk.


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2016 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from April 11, 2016 - April 20, 2016
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
41 Pinecrest Village Vikas Tandon $220,000 April 20, 2016 Francisco C. Melon, Maureen M. Melon
5 Bracing Run unit 163 Satyajeet Nandekar, Shweta G. Malu $509,960 April 19, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
10 John Matthew Road Jean Heroux, Larry R. Cosmo Family Trust $408,726 April 19, 2016 Larry R. Cosmo, Robert S. Cosmo,
Mariann Cosmo MA Qtip Trust
14 Teaberry Lane unit 203 Rajesh Mikkilineni, Smitha Mikkilineni $651,905 April 15, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
11 Crispwater Way unit 174 Nisarg Satish Shah, Sakshi Agrawal $466,515 April 15, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
112 East Main Street Matthew Reardon, Nicole Simoneau $390,000 April 15, 2016 Valerie Lepage
56 Spring Street Jennifer M. McCarthy, Richard W. McCarthy III $620,000 April 14, 2016 Rapid Realm LLC
20 Davenport Lane unit 9 Christopher Cooney, Erin A. Cooney $650,000 April 12, 2016 Crosswinds Hopkinton LLC
7 Trailside Way unit A Ali Bigdeliazari $186,050 April 20, 2016 Branch Banking and Trust Co.
60 East Bluff Road Hena R. George, Rinson C. Davis $313,400 April 20, 2016 Spiridula Pagiatakis
71 Mountain Gate Road Kurt McDowell, Emma McDowell $225,000 April 20, 2016 Peter Meagher
59 Haven Way unit 31 Mary Megill $325,000 April 19, 2016 Terry E. Graf, Toni Ann Feather,
Strawberry Hill Realty Trust
179 America Boulevard unit A Joanna J. Hastry $184,023 April 15, 2016 Town of Ashland Affordable Housing Trust
142 Prospect Street Brendan Codd $481,000 April 15, 2016 Michael D. Campbell
245 Captain Eames Circle unit C John Yee, Sau Lan Christie Chiang $304,000 April 15, 2016 Carol Ann Hurley
585 Chestnut Street Bryn Smith $80,000 April 15, 2016 Faith S. Schwartz, Faith S. Schwartz Realty Trust
3 Stagecoach Drive Brian E. Bratica, Kathleen M. Bratica $380,000 April 15, 2016 Benjamin Albert, Lisa N. Albert
6 Willow Road Shomit Dutta, Medhavi Maliviya $700,745 April 14, 2016 Richmond Development Corp
6 Willow Road Richmond Development Corp $95,000 April 14, 2016 Cross Street Realty Trust, Steven A. Hickey
529 Chestnut Street Massachusetts State College Building Authority $8,000,000 April 14, 2016 Northeastern University
32 Shadow Creek Lane unit 25 Olutayo Ogun, Marian A. Ogun $399,000 April 13, 2016 Ashland Development LLC
51 Mountain Gate Road unit D Andrea Simoni, Michael J. Conboy $250,000 April 12, 2016 Paula A. Lucier
461 America Boulevard unit 69C Rama Krishna Myadam, Swathi Tangellapally $387,500 April 11, 2016 Louisiana Purchase Realty LLC
34 St. Martin Drive LPCH Marlborough Data L P $19,500,000 April 20, 2016 SDCO St. Martin Inc.
5 Foxhill Drive Jay Mazur, Jane G. Mazur $1,225,000 April 15, 2016 Bartolini Builders Inc.
3 Carriage Hill Circle unit 3 Sidbey Kreitzer, Judith Kreitzer Lifetime Qtip Trust $625,000 April 15, 2016 Margo Chryssis
40 Clifford Street Mohammad Yasser Afghen $463,000 April 15, 2016 Michael S. Fitz, Kristin R. Fitz
19 General Henry Knox Road Susan M. Balboni $206,000 April 15, 2016 Susan M. Balboni, Joan A. Barry Living Trust
14 Blueberry Lane Muhammad M. Shloul, Viriya Shloul $550,865 April 15, 2016 Crosswinds Properties LLC
2 Breton Road Sean Terrell, Kimberly Terrell $290,000 April 13, 2016 Christopher Lowre, Maria E. Lowre


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