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Support for Henry Kunucki

Dear editor-

I am writing to ask the Town of Hopkinton to please support Henry Kunicki for Town Clerk! As a long-time resident and one who has an established record of positive involvement in the community, Henri has the experience, the dedication and determination to put 110 % effort into the position of Town Clerk, and all that it entails. Although there are some changes that have lightened the workload in the Town Clerk’s office to a degree (processing of birth / death certificates), etc., there remains a substantial amount of responsibility that cannot be taken lightly.

While it is commendable to have interest in politics, in general, the right candidate for the position of Town Clerk needs to have proven their ability to take on complexities and nuances that this position may pose. This position does not have an absolute requirement of experience directly in this office and that has been true for many, many years, but it does require an individual who will take these duties seriously, and who better than Henry!.

Additionally, the right candidate cannot rely on expecting to have backup support, such as an administrative assistant or senior volunteers and the Town Clerk budget has not provided an administrative assistant, as far back as I can remember. But the right candidate can and should expect to have support of the Town Manager, Town Counsel and the Elections Divisions for support and guidance.

Henri is the perfect candidate for the position of Town Clerk!

Deb Holbrook
6 Rice Street
Hopkinton MA 01748

May 3, 2016


“Your Life Now . . . at its Best”:

Milford Regional to Host Palliative Care Forum


MILFORD – The Patient and Family Advisory Council at Milford Regional Medical Center will present an informational session on palliative care, entitled “Your Life Now...at its Best.”

The forum will be held on Thursday, May 19 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Physicians Conference Center located on the ground floor of the main building.

Palliative care is specialized care that manages the symptoms and pain of serious illness. Palliative care can be provided alongside curative care and is for people of any age, and at any stage in an illness.

The program is presented by Dr. Anthony Wilson from the Milford Regional’s Palliative Care Team, and members of the hospital’s High Risk Mobile Team will also be in attendance.

Admission is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served. A book raffle will also be held.

Pre-registration is encouraged by calling 508-422-2280 or emailing Marlene at mphaneuf@milreg.org .

This program is also sponsored by the Community Hospital Acceleration, Revitalization and Transformation (CHART) grant.

Health and Fitness
Shir Joy Spring Concert 
Sharing Diverse Voices of Israel 
Congregation B'nai Shalom, 117 East Main St., Westborough 
Sunday, 7 pm, June 5

Hava Nagila! Let us rejoice! Shir Joy's Spring Concert, "Sharing Diverse Voices of Israel," is coming soon on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 7 pm at Congregation B'nai Shalom, 117 E. Main St., Westborough, MA.

Shir Joy is an adult community chorus under the direction of Wendy Damoulakis, who is retiring this year.  Help us celebrate her final concert with a musical salute to Israel with songs in Ladino, Yiddish, Hebrew, & English spanning two centuries.  

Tickets: $15.  Shir Joy Chorus is an independent nonprofit funded by Jewish Federation of Central MA, the Westborough Cultural Council, and private supporters. Please come to share in the joy of singing! For more information contact us at shirjoyma@gmail.com or go to our website shirjoychorus.com or our facebook page Shir Joy Chorus & Fans.

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Assistant Town Manager?

by Robert Falcione

May 3, 2016 — At last year's Town Meeting, Ken Weismantel (145 Ash Street) thwarted the attempt of Town Manager Norman Khumalo (far right)  to fund an Assistant Town Manager by getting his (Weismantel's) amendment to the budget passed to remove the specific funding for that position.

         Since then, Director of Land use and Planning, Elaine Lazarus (far left), has moved into an office in the Town Manager's suite to help fill the gap in workload created by the resignation of an administrative assistant, and has been referred to, seriously or not, as the Assistant Town Manager.

        Someone asked at Town Meeting last evening, wondering if the the thwarting was being thwarted; if in fact Ms. Lazarus had been given the position despite the wishes of the 2015 Town Meeting to thwart the Town Manager's plans.

         Outgoing Chairman of the Board of Selectmen Ben Palleiko assured the gathering that the wishes of that Town Meeting had not been thwarted. Ms. Lazarus is basically doing the job of an assistant town manager, he said, but has not received the title.

           There has been no thwarting of the thwarter by the thwarted.

           Just quasi-thwarting.


Veterans' Breakfast

Dear Vets and Friends,

The next Vets breakfast will be at 0900 hours on Friday, 6 May 2016, at the Senior Center. Traditional chipped beef surrounded by bacon, hash, home fries, and an on-site baked biscuit. This should explain why so many Vets arrive early for a cup of coffee, and to get a good seat.

Thanks to all for working hard to expand Hopkinton's military archives. A photo has been added to The Gallery highlighting 2nd Lt Charles D. Oliver who just completed his OCS class at Quantico.

A free breakfast is available to anyone who correctly answers the monthly baseball quiz: Joey Jay (Milw. Braves) was the first Little League graduate to make the major leagues. Who was the first Little Leaguer to become the president of the USA?

Any veteran having transportation difficulties should call Amy Beck on/before 4 May 2016, 508 497-9730. Please encourage other veterans to attend the breakfast, and enjoy the camaraderie and good chow.

Members of American Legion McDonough-Carlberg Post 202 will lead the Pledge of Allegiance, and blessing of the meal.

See you Friday. Out.  ~Hank Allessio


Generous Town Meeting Votes Budget of $75 million +

May 2, 2016 — Town Meeting began Monday evening, as recent ones have, with a recognition by Town Moderator Dr. Bruce Karlin of an unsung hero. This year's pick was Michael Whalen (photo, left), a U. S. Marine Corps veteran who organizes and participates in most, if not all, veterans events in Hopkinton. He also organizes the scouts leading up to Memorial Day to help place flags on the grave markers of over 600 veterans, according to friend and fellow veteran, Michael Shepard, who introduced Mr. Whalen from the stage.


The first controversial item to come up was Article 51, which Kathy LaFlash moved to consider after Article 7, during which the body voted to set the salary of the Town Clerk at $65,630.


Article 51 sought to change the Town Clerk's position from an elected one to one appointed by the Selectmen.


"When you have a professional with a salary like this, you are hamstrung... stuck with someone if the performance is unsatisfactory," said Tom Garabedian at the mic.


Others argued the value of having a person from Hopkinton in the clerk's office. But in the end, the argument that the Charter Review Commission would study the matter swayed the room into rejecting the change at this time.


Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, Ben Palleiko, at the outset of discussion of the budget Article 8, cautioned the gathering that Hopkinton will always have an 80%-plus residential tax base.

        "Business development is not a panacea for high tax growth," he said during this his last Town Meeting as Selectman. He called on boards and committees to get together to form a unified vision for the town. Mr. Palleiko let his term expire without running for reelection.

        DPW vehicles, police cruisers and fire trucks passed muster with ease, with the exception of a used ladder truck for $125,000. That is, until someone explained that a new one would cost $1.5 million. It passed unanimously.

        Article 22 appropriates $1 million to help Ashland with connections to the MWRA system, which gives Ashland more capacity, leaving more existing water capacity to sell to Hopkinton. During the summer drought in 2007 (HopNews "old school" video), Ashland did not meet the minimum needs of supplying water to Hopkinton from its Howe Street facility, which Hopkinton contracts from. At that time, Hopkinton was used to drawing a half million gallons a day from that plant, which is on the shore of the Hopkinton Reservoir bordering Hopkinton State Park, which DPW Director John Westerling last night called, "...that body of water on the right on Cedar Street." Voters passed it unanimously.

         One of the first matters of business Tuesday evening will be the school bus parking lot, which was pitched by School District Business Manager Ralph Dumas, and School Committee Vice-Chair Lori Nickerson. They are proposing it for the recently acquired Irvine property that the town purchased for the new elementary school. The district has long sought a place to park buses in Hopkinton, which the proponents said would save $101,000 per year, and increase competition for the bus contract.

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2016 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from April 25, 2016 - May 2, 2016
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
155 Clinton Street Timothy C. Kiley, Jennifer M. Kiley $580,000 May 2, 2016 Bradley D. Mannal, Jaime M. Mannal
21 Bracing Run unit 171 Sreeram Jayadev $508,455 May 2, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
5 Heidi Circle Yuwen Wang $680,000 April 29, 2016 Claude Hatfield
10 Davenport Lane, unit 14 Xiaojing Tao $625,000 April 29, 2016 Crosswinds Hopkinton LLC
10 Paul Revere Path unit A Paul Berardi, Marielle Berardi $370,000 April 29, 2016 Paul D. Hurley III
18 Wescott Drive Kevin R. Burney, Laura Burney $2,195,000 April 29, 2016 Emmanuel C. Prokopis, Mary D. Prokopis
33 Valleywood Road Freddy Campoverde, Greta Bajrami $663,840 April 28, 2016 William C. Newbrander, Nancy S. Newbrander,
Newbrander Family Living Trust
10 Forest Lane unit 15 Richard H. Latham, Ann B. Latham $326,000 April 28, 2016 Susan L. DeMarco, Nancy A. Norman
6 Peter Porcaro Drive Peter Buonora, Michelle Buonora $767,000 April 28, 2016 James F. Sachs, Marilyn B. Sachs
39 Chamberlain Street Patrick S. Faucher, Amanda M. Faucher $455,000 April 28, 2016 Stephen A. Sousa, Teresa R. Sousa
8 Westfield Road Yufei Shen, Ying Zhang $633,000 April 28, 2016 David F. Edson, Deborah A. Edson
7 Teaberry Lane unit 205 Mohammed R. Alam, Mosa S. Khatun $604,325 April 27, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
2 Gina Drive Donald Mitchell $995,000 April 26, 2016 Stuart Hurwitz, Jill Hurwitz
MBTA Access Road Ashland Transit Apartments Owner LLC $9,513,313 May 2, 2016 Ashland RTD Apartments LLC
358 Union Street unit B Kaikas G. Tare, Kanchan K. Tare $245,000 April 29, 2016 Patsy A. Gardner
42 Esty Street Peter J. Connery, Meredith A. Connery $320,000 April 29, 2016 Peter G. Wilson, Marianne E. Wilson
1 Wadsworth Road Mark D. Polito Jr. $500,000 April 29, 2016 James R. Cole, Sara C. Cole
83 Meeting House Path unit 83 Nathalia R. Mota $240,000 April 29, 2016 Federal National Mortgage Association
417 America Boulevard unit C Sivakumar Balasubramanian, Ashwini Ramanisankar $380,000 April 29, 2016 Louisiana Purchase Realty LLC
195 Captain Eames Circle unit B Arushi Gulati $300,000 April 28, 2016 John Kummailil
300 Eliot Street 300 Eliot LLC $3,150,000 April 28, 2016 James A. Rubin, Ash Realty Trust
385 Captain Eames Circle unit 37B Rebecca Starr $345,000 April 27, 2016 Veronica Weidmann, Mauricio Weidmann
19 Faiview Drive Dirk Knemeyer, Sigrid M. Knemeyer $658,000 May 2, 2016 Ronald J. Kolodziej, Deborah J. Kolodziej
4 Old Harry Road Mert D. Or $895,000 April 29, 2016 John G. Kutch, Deborah M. Kutch
35 Carriage Hill Circle Donna M. Missle, Danna M. Missle Trust $645,000 April 29, 2016 John T. Baglaneas, Angela Baglaneas
5 Cross Street Fozia Saeed-Ali, Syed A. Ali $666,795 April 28, 2016 Daniel T. Aho
16 Knowlton Circle unit B Nancielee Holbrook $163,100 April 29, 2016 Nader D. Hamed, Lisa L. Hamed
15 Dogwood Drive Lokesh Rattan, Ritu Rattan $480,963 April 28, 2016 Crosswinds Properties LLC
19 Maple Avenue unit C Meenakshi Sharma $163,000 April 28, 2016 Lori Furlong
25 Rockwood Lane unit 32 Steven E. Thayer, Wilena M. Thayer $536,641 April 26, 2016 LLD Land Development Corporation
11 Cranberry Circle unit 24 Thomas P. Coen $548,828 April 26, 2016 LLD Land Development Corp.
29 Prospect Street Kristin L. Wegner, Michael B. Wegner $727,500 April 26, 2016 William A. Kenney Jr., Susan D. Kenney
5 Azalea Lane Charlene M. MacNeil, David C. MacNeil $677,050 April 26, 2016 D & F Afonso Builders Inc.
Chestnut Street David L. Sarkisian, Judith A. Sarkisian $40,000 April 26, 2016 Parker C. Temple
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New Arrest Report Policy

Due to the near-permanent nature of information on the Internet, HopNews is now limiting longevity of the arrest reports to one linear week. Each Monday, any remaining arrests in the Arrest Page, will be replaced by new ones, or will simply  be deleted. If there are arrests on this page, the Arrest Log title will appear on Page One.


Anyone who has appeared on HopNews pages for being arrested can send us an email with your name, date of the offense and page url. We will delete the entry.



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Incident Log Updated May 2, 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.

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

43 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

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

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Incident Log

Sunday, May 1, 2016

5:18 pm A female caller reported finding several chrome books, two students ID's and several other school items near the water on Loop Road. Two officers responded to investigate and speak with the caller.

2:44 pm A 911 caller from Wood Street reported that a coyote in their backyard was not acting right. The Animal Control Officer was notified.

2:38 pm Officer Stephen Buckley advised that a motor vehicle was parked within one foot of a fire hydrant on Main Street and a message was left for the owner to move it.

1:23 pm Officer Stephen Buckley checked the area of Hayden Rowe Street for parking violations but did not find any.

11:56 am A caller reported seeing a pickup truck with grilling equipment, a tent and what appeared to be alcoholic beverages on Fruit Street. Officer Arthur Schofield spoke with the owner of the vehicle and informed them of town property regulations.

8:18 am A 911 caller reported being behind an erratic operator on Elm Street who was swerving from side to side and speeding up then slowing down. Officer Arthur Schofield checked the area but could not locate the vehicle.

3:21 am A female from Leman Lane checked to see if the police have seen or heard from her friend who she hasn't heard from since 4:00pm in the afternoon. She did not want an officer to check her friend's residence but would call other police departments and hospitals to see if she was okay.

12:07 am A walk-in reported that the operator of a motor vehicle stopped in front of them on Chestnut Street then got out, ran across the street, and started skateboarding. Sgt. Matthew McNeil advised that the vehicle was gone upon his arrival and it was registered to a nearby resident.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

11:56 pm Officer John Moran spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on Main Street which had fresh damage to it. The operator advised that he was involved in a hit and run earlier and was now heading home.

11:20 pm A motorist reported that an aggressive driver had been following him since Marlborough and requested officer assistance. Officer John Moran responded and spoke with the operator who stated that he didn't realize he was following too closely or that he had his high beams on.

8:21 pm A caller reported a safe in a dumpster on West Main Street. Officer Alex Cruzvergara responded to retrieve it.

5:00 pm A caller from Milford reported that she was the grandmother, and had custody, of three young children and their mother, who lives in Hopkinton, has been driving by trying to see the kids. As per a court order, she was only allowed supervised visits on weekends. Officer Matthew Santoro responded to School Street to speak with the mother but advised she was not home.

3:16 pm A walk-in reported finding a wallet at Lake Whitehall.

2:54 pm A resident of West Main Street wished to speak with the officer he spoke with the other day regarding him being kept against his will.

1:23 pm A caller reported an IRS tax fraud case.

12:23 pm A caller reported that a man was sitting in a silver vehicle on Stewart Street for the past ninety minutes. The reporting party then called back stating that the individual got out of the vehicle with tools and a shovel and believed he was working on the house across the street. Officer William Burchard spoke with him and advised that he was working on the irrigation system.

8:37 am Officer Peter Booth stopped a motor vehicle on Main Street and subsequently arrested a 38 year-old male from Milford for a Warrant.

Friday, April 29, 2016

10:24 pm Two officers responded to Pennock Road to assist the Ashland Police Department with a large underage party.

9:50 pm A 911 caller reported that they were being followed by another vehicle on Pond Street. Two officers spoke with both parties involved and advised them to make better decisions while operating their motor vehicles.

8:28 pm Officer Alex Cruzvergara responded to Hill Street to write a report of suspicious activity.

6:05 pm A walk-in from Grove Street reported that his son's laptop was stolen. Officer Matthew Santoro wrote a report.

5:37 pm A caller reported that man was staggering on Main Street, got into a motor vehicle then attempted to make a u-turn and drive away. Two officers responded and spoke with him.

4:55 pm Officer John Corridan performed a crime prevention action on Wood Street.

4:47 pm A caller on Granite Street reported seeing a person carry a blow up boat with a motor towards Echo Lake. Officer Matthew Santoro spoke with two youths who were advised against any activity on the lake and would retrieve their boat from the woods.

2:04 pm A resident of High Street reported losing her purse.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

9:08 pm A Hill Street resident reported that while his wife was home yesterday she heard the garage door open around noon and then today around the same time she saw a moving companies truck in her neighbor's driveway which then sped off. He was advised that if it happens again to call back.

7:02 pm Officer Peter Booth checked and spoke with an individual on Walcott Valley Drive who was a resident of the neighborhood.

5:47 pm Two officers responded to Hayden Rowe Street and subsequently arrested a 21 year-old male from Hopkinton for a Warrant.

2:06 pm The owner of a Fruit Street business reported that a drone was being flown over the business. An officer spoke with the owner of the drone back in January but it continues to be an on-going issue.

1:26 pm Officer Philip Powers advised that a vehicle's window was smashed at Elmwood School and stated that it was not vandalism but faulty glass.

1:19 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Thomas Griffin regarding fraud.

11:06 am Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with four members of a television company's crew on Lakeshore Drive who were blocking the roadway.

8:00 am An officer investigated a larceny incident on Hayden Rowe Street.


St. Paul’s Rummage Sale May 14


HOPKINTON, MASS. (May 2, 2016) – There will be bargains galore on clothing, toys, books, and other miscellaneous items at the St. Paul’s  Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 61 Wood Street (Rte. 135) in Hopkinton.  


Anyone wishing to donate items to the Rummage Sale is welcome to drop off items (with the exception of computers, TVs, microwaves or air conditioners) at the church Parish Hall on Thursday, May 12 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; and Friday, May 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is called to be an embracing, nourishing and life-giving family in Christ.  St. Paul’s members believe they are called to care for each other, for the community and for the world.   For more information call 508-435-4536.

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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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Hopkinton Teen Wins Lions Statewide Speech Contest

May 1, 2016 - Aine Ford, a Hopkinton resident and a sophomore at the Montrose School in Medfield, emerged victorious at the State Finals of the Massachusetts Lions Youth Speech Contest held on April 30th in Mansfield.

The contest started last November when high school students all over the state were invited to write a speech lasting between 5 and 8 minutes answering the question, “In What Ways Has Social Media Changed Society?” Steve Small, Chairman of the Youth Speech Contest for the Medfield Lions, worked with the Speech and/or Debate coaches at both the Montrose School and Medfield High School to give their students the opportunity to enter. Ms. Kate Hill, an English teacher at Montrose School, had all her sophomores write a speech on the topic as a class exercise. The assignment essentially became a preliminary contest, with the top 5 speeches from the class advancing to the Medfield Lions Club’s competition.

Lions Clubs all over the state held the first round of competition in December. Miss Ford won the Medfield Lions Club competition and quickly moved through two more levels of competition in January. Aine was then forced to cut short a February vacation in Florida to participate in the fourth level of competition at the end of school vacation week. She won that competition as well, earning her one of the five spots in the State Finals.

The competition gets harder at each new level, not only because all the speakers have already won previous competitions, but also because the rules change slightly. In the early rounds, the speakers are allowed to read their speech from a manuscript; by the State Finals, the speakers are allowed to use only one 3x5 index card when delivering their speech. Speeches were judged on the cohesiveness of the text, the impact of the message, and the delivery. (Photo: Kate Hill (Montrose School) and Steve Small (Medfield Lions) help Aine Ford (center) celebrate her crowning as State Champion of the Massachusetts Lions Youth Speech Competition).

Miss Ford’s speech, titled “What Are You Worth?”, discussed some of the problems emerging from social media, including live webcasts of teen suicides, participation in dangerous pranks/competitions, and the ability to buy followers to increase the buyer’s apparent popularity on their profile page. Miss Ford finished her speech by urging people to look beyond this artificial measure of popularity:


“People are so much more than a snapshot of one instant in time put into the digital ether for people to like or dislike, to retweet or favorite. Ask yourself, what are you worth? We are so much more than the likes on a picture of chocolate cake. We are not the acne on our face, or the hair in between our eyebrows. We are not a number on a screen, or a statistic. We are more than what other people think of us. We are how we dance when we are alone in our room. We are the hugs we give to our best friend. We do not need to conform to impossible standards. They are impossible for a reason.”

Miss Ford is finishing her sophomore year at Montrose School, and hopes to become a doctor. Before that, she is already thinking about entering the Lions Youth Speech Contest again next year.   Contributed content.

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Candidate's Statement -Connor Degan


I moved to Hopkinton with my family when I was four years old.  Growing up here, I had the advantages of a good school system, welcoming community, and supportive neighbors. I graduated from Hopkinton High School with the Class of 2010 with a great education.  I went on to study Political Science at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island where I focused on state and municipal government along with elections and the legislative process.

During that time I involved myself with campaigns around New England and participated in real-world projects involving public housing and economic development. After earning my degree in Political Science, I went on to work on other political campaigns. I enjoyed being part of the political process, but wanted to be in a position where I could make more of a personal impact. A family friend suggested introducing myself to town clerk, Geri Holland. Geri needed help in her office and I reached out to her. She was thrilled to have someone experienced and educated that wanted to participate in local government. I had the pleasure of working with the clerk’s office for eight months. I learned about the responsibilities of the town clerk and the position’s role in upholding the integrity of the electoral process.

I was inspired to run for the Hopkinton Housing Authority and have worked alongside many wonderful people while there. When town clerk’s position opened, I saw an opportunity to help my community with my skills and capabilities. I can perform all the duties of the town clerk, while educating and inspiring our youth to participate in local government. I ask for your vote on May 16th and I pledge to give my fullest to the town that has helped mold me and make me the individual that I am today.

Connor B. Degan

16 Daniel Shays Road

May 1, 2016


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Support for Connor Degan

Dear Editor

The Town Clerk has many responsibilities such as maintaining town records. The Town Clerk also administers the oath of office, posts official notices, and issues various licenses. The most important responsibility of the Town Clerk is overseeing the town elections including preparing the polls and ensuring that our voting machines are functional and working correctly.

Fortunately, we have a qualified candidate for Town Clerk in Connor Degan. Connor is home grown and educated right here in Hopkinton. He graduated from Hopkinton High School in 2010. At Roger Williams University, he majored in political science with special emphasis in state and local government. He has volunteered in the Town Clerk’s office and is a member of the Hopkinton Housing Authority. Connor is one of us and embodies the ‘common good’ values of our schools and community, where we are all working together for the greater benefit of our community.

So please join me on May 16 to elect Connor Degan Town Clerk.

Thank you,

Chris Dietz
44 Alexander Rd.

May 1, 2016


Encore performance at 2:00 pm May 1, 2016


Whitehall Artisans Studio Tour

April 30, 2016 — Above, sculptor Bill Moser turned his backyard into an art gallery this afternoon. His prolificness was apparent walking through the rest of his home, which was also turned into a gallery. Mouse-over to see samples of work made with three different types of materials, as well as the tools he uses, including the one main tool he uses for all materials.

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Princesses in Training

April 30, 2016 — The Hopkinton Middle School Drama Club offered their princesses to show the younger charges how princesses should behave in the Middle School Courtyard.

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State Police Air Wing Locates Missing 14-Year-Old Boy with Autism

HUBBARDSTON - April 30, 2016 — Today at approximately 2:30 p.m., Hubbardston Police contacted State Police Communications to request assisting in locating a missing 14-year-old boy with Autism. Patrols from the Athol Barracks, K9, a patrol supervisor and the State Police Air Wing were immediately sent to the area to assist. Due to the proximity of the search area to a body of water, the State Police Underwater Recovery Team was also sent to assist. At approximately 3:30 p.m., Air 5 located the unharmed juvenile and guided ground search personnel to him. File photo.

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Arts in Bloom

April 30 2016 — The Hopkinton Center for the Arts teamed up with the Hopkinton Garden Club to match design elements of hanging artwork with floral arrangements.
The exhibit will continue through June 2, 2016.


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Woodville Residents

April 30, 2016 — This cow gets some help from birds around her, removing as many bugs as possible.

Little Pond

April 30, 2016 — The turtle on the right doesn't have any company on this day. But it appears that on the upper left, a goose or other water fowl is building a nest  on the south side of the causeway on Pond Street .



New Arrest Report Policy

Due to the near-permanent nature of information on the Internet, HopNews is now limiting the longevity of the arrest reports to one linear week. Each Monday, any remaining arrests on the Arrest Page, will be replaced by new ones, or will simply  be deleted. If there are arrests on the Arrest page, the linked Arrest Log title will appear below  the Summary on Page One.


Anyone who has appeared on HopNews pages for being  arrested can send us an email with your name, date of the offense and page url. We will delete the entry.



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Incident Log Updated April 29, 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.

16 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

2 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Incident Log

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

10:02 pm Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas stopped a motor vehicle on Main Street and subsequently arrested a 52 year-old female from Framingham for a Warrant and also charged her with Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Failure to Use Care When Starting/Stopping/Turning/Backing Up.

10:00 pm The owner of a Cedar Street business requested assistance for a female that just left without paying and stated that she was going to try and find an ATM. Before Officer Peter Booth arrived the owner of the business called back stating that the woman came back and paid.

7:11 pm A resident of Ash Street reported that construction was being done in violation of the town by-law. Officer Peter Booth responded and advised that no one was working upon his arrival.

7:09 pm A Chestnut Street resident reported that his mailbox was smashed sometime after 3:00pm. Officer Brian Sanchioni responded to write a report.

6:16 pm Officer Brian Sanchioni spoke with a pedestrian on Pendulum Pass who stated noticing more patrols in the area and was curious if there was a reason why.

4:52 pm A caller wished to file a complaint in regards to him seeing an officer not use a turn signal when turning.

2:55 pm A caller reported that an erratic operator, who was pulling a trailer on Route 495, was losing wood from it. The State Police were notified.

1:39 pm A construction crew, who was working in the roadway on Cedar Street without a detail officer, was shut down until they ordered one.

1:19 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer William Burchard regarding a suspicious incident that occurred in her neighborhood over the weekend.

11:46 am A caller reported that several vehicles were not stopping for stop signs on Walcott Street.

10:10 am A motorist reported that a construction company stopped her in the middle of the roadway on South Mill Street for ten minutes without a detail officer present. Officer William Burchard responded and advised that they were a tree clearing crew but were not in the roadway upon his arrival.

9:28 am Sgt. Timothy Brennan advised that he found a license plate in the roadway on West Main Street.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

10:07 pm A walk-in from Davis Road spoke with two officers regarding a fight that she got into with a neighbor.

6:34 pm Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas spoke with a walk-in regarding the receipt of a bad check.

6:11 pm Officer Brian Sanchioni spoke with a walk-in regarding ID theft.

5:20 pm Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas assisted with traffic while an individual placed a sign in the median on West Main Street.

3:42 pm A Leonard Street resident reported receiving a couple of scam phone calls.

3:24 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Brian Sanchioni regarding an IRS scam.

1:29 pm A walk-in reported the theft of granite.

1:16 pm Officer Thomas Griffin spoke with a walk-in who reported her purse being stolen.

10:35 am Two officers spoke with a walk-in who reported fraud by check.

8:06 am A motorist reported that a silver SUV was tailgating, then nearly hit her as she passed her vehicle. Officer Brian Sanchioni checked the area but was unable to locate the vehicle.

6:47 am Officer John Moran issued a handicapped parking citation on West Main Street.

12:49 am The State Police requested an officer check for a vehicle that was reported to be throwing trash out the window on Route 495. Two officers located the vehicle on Maple Street and spoke with the occupants who denied the accusations.



Support for Brendan Tedstone


I enthusiastically support Brendan Tedstone as a Select Board member for our town. 


As a life-long resident of Hopkinton, Brendan brings a historical perspective of Hopkinton while also embracing the dynamic and evolving development of our town for the benefit of all citizens.  Brendan is a person of integrity whose values and standards will serve our town well.  His capacity to listen to differing points of view, to carefully analyze complex issues, and to form consensus makes Brendan an ideal Select Board member.  Brendan has the ability to guide our town with a commitment to continuity and but also continued prosperity.  He is calm and level-headed. 


As a person who grew up in Hopkinton and have recently returned to raise my four children, I know that Brendan will bring a thoughtful, open-minded approach to serving our community with a commitment to budgetary issues.  What I have learned from knowing Brendan over the years, is that if you want something done, and done well, you can count on him.  I have a great amount of respect for Brendan and I am confident that we all can trust in Brendan to be a valuable asset in leading our town into the future.  Please join me in voting to keep things moving forward in a positive direction in Hopkinton.  Vote for Brendan Tedstone!


Dr. Kelly DePaolo

12 Overlook Road

April 29, 2016

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Endorsement for Brendan Tedstone

Dear Editor:


I would like to take a quick moment to send you a note regarding my endorsement of Brendan Tedstone for Town Selectman.  Brendan is new to local politics, though not new to the town.  A lifelong resident and proud husband and father of two young children, I think Brendan is a key and integral to the future of the town.  I see in Brendan a young man who has both the capacity and time to serve the town. The turnover of the board has been too high, and too many people of best intentions have left the board leaving the town with a lack of continuity in dealing with decisions that will have impact for decades.


Brendan has shown he has the the ability to handle high stress environments in his medical profession and also as a team player in hockey; he is good for the town. I hope you get a chance to speak with him and get to know him, I think you’ll see the strengths he brings to the table.


Terry Murphy

25 Greystone Lane

April 28, 2016

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Pasquale Domenick Greeno, 86


Pasquale Domenick Greeno, 86, of Hopkinton, passed away April 23, 2016. Born in Maynard, he was the son of the late Genarose (Russo) and Domenick Greeno. He was the husband of 42 years to Marilyn Ann (Larsen) Greeno of Hopkinton.

An Army Veteran of the Korean War, Pasquale had worked at Raytheon. Besides his wife, he is survived by his step-sons, Richard Carmichael and his wife Patricia, Gary DiGiantommaso, and Jeffrey Carmichael. He also leaves behind two sisters, Elvira Diedrich and Stella Hornick; a granddaughter Lauren Matias and a great-granddaughter Claire Dempsey; as well as several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his step-son, Christopher Carmichael.

Private services will be held with the family. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. 


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