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Incident Log Updated May 18, 2016

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-2323

 (No new arrests in this timeframe)


The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

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

12 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

2 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Incident Log

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

10:00 pm A caller reported that an erratic operator was heading towards the center of town on Cedar Street. Officer Matthew Santoro checked the area with a negative find.

9:56 pm A resident of Hillcrest Drive reported that someone had knocked on their door approximately fifteen minutes ago. Two officers checked the area with a negative find on anyone suspicious.

4:01 pm A caller reported that a landscaping vehicle was parked on the side of C Street making is difficult for school buses to get through. Officer Matthew Santoro responded and spoke with the owner of the vehicle.

2:32 pm An individual reported finding possible narcotics on Hayden Rowe Street. Two officers responded and advised that it was an insulin pump.

2:27 pm A caller reported possible mail tampering. Officer Peter Booth wrote a report and referred it to the postmaster general.

1:29 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Arthur Schofield regarding a fraud incident.

9:00 am Officer Peter Booth spoke with a resident regarding a suspicious incident that occurred yesterday when his daughter got off of the bus.

7:21 am A caller reported that a construction crew was parked on the side of Saddle Hill Road, causing a traffic hazard. Officer Alex Cruzvergara responded to speak with the workers.

5:24 am A walk-in reported finding a wallet on Main Street.

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Fire Chief Slaman Hired


May 17, 2016 — School Resource Officer Philip Powers Congratulates Fire Chief Stephen Slaman upon the Board of Selectmen officially hiring  him in a public setting. Below, the Board of Selectmen held a joint meeting with the Planning Board on Tuesday evening to fill two empty seats on the Planning Board. Below, the boards discuss the voting procedure to interview and vote for 2 of 7 applicants who want to serve in one of two open positions on the Planning Board.

          The top vote getters from the 12 voting members, some brought up the experience of some members — some spoke in favor of fresh  blood — for the one-year term, voted for Brian Karp on the first ballot. The second place was shared by Sandy Altamura and Vincent J. Cerulle, which triggered a vote for the two. The second vote also ended in a tie for the two second place winners. Finally, on the third vote, after new Planning Board member Cliff Kistner changed his vote from Sandy Altamura to Vincent J. Cerulle, the impasse was broken.


Health and Fitness


On Tuesday, May 17, at Dunkin Donuts on 76 South Street, Dunkin Donuts presented a $10,000 donation check to The New England Center for Children, a school for children with autism in Southborough. From left to right: Pictured (from left to right): Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Konse Scrivanos; Dunkin’ Donuts General Manager Anita Houle; Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Neal Faulkner; Bradley; Xander; Luke; Chief Development Officer for NECC Jared Bouzan; Mike; Development Coordinator for NECC Heather Fortin; Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee and Co-chair of The DDBRCF Northeast Chapter, Benny Omid; Director of Development for NECC Joseph Ziska.

Dunkin’ Donuts Donates $10,000 to Local School for Autistic Children

On Tuesday morning at the Dunkin’ Donuts at 76 South Street in Hopkinton, Dunkin’ Donuts executives including Neil Faulkner, owner of the 76 South Street Dunkin’ Donuts, presented a $10,000 check to the New England Center for Children. The grant was given on behalf of the Dunkin’ Donuts Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation (DDBRCF). The New England Center for Children is a nonprofit research and education center in Southborough dedicated to transforming the lives of children with autism.

“The New England Center for Children is honored and grateful for the generous contribution of the Dunkin’ Donuts Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation,” said Jared Bouzan, Chief Development Officer of The New England Center for Children. “These funds will be used to further educate, foster independence, and maximize the skills of children with autism. Together Dunkin’ Donuts and the New England Center are helping transform the lives of children with autism, and giving their families a better future.”

For more than 40 years, the New England Center for Children has been transforming the lives of children with autism through education, research and technology. Programs include home-based, day, and residential programs; public school partnerships; teaching software; and research.

As the number of children diagnosed with autism grows, so does the need for autism education and research. Through the generosity of Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees, employees, vendors and guests, The Dunkin’ Donuts Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation raises funds to support nonprofit organizations making a difference in communities. Since its founding, the DDBRCF has awarded $8 million in grants to local charities.



Trooper Dragged, Three Arrested and Charged with Assault, Drugs, and More


May 17, 2016 — Last evening at approximately 10:05 p.m., Trooper Theodore Tudryn of the Troop B Community Action Team (CAT) stopped a 2006 Mazda 6 after observing its operator commit motor vehicle violations on I-91 Northbound and I-291 Eastbound. When signaled to stop as he exited I-291, the vehicle’s operator continued until stopping on Dwight Street in Springfield.

As Trooper Tudryn approached the vehicle, Springfield Police Officer Dan Cintron stopped to offer assistance if needed. Trooper Tudryn spoke to the driver, later identified as JUSTIN R. MORGAN, 24, of Newport, Vt., and asked for his driver’s license. While speaking with the occupants, Trooper Tudryn observed a small bag of crack cocaine.

Trooper Tudryn opened the driver’s door and ordered Morgan out of the vehicle as he placed one handcuff on him. MORGAN refused to comply, pulled away, put the car in drive and began to drive forward, dragging Trooper Tudryn alongside the vehicle. With his body half in the vehicle, fighting for control of the driver and vehicle, Trooper Tudryn was able to get the vehicle into park, but then MORGAN immediately pulled it back into drive and began forward again. Fearing he would roll out of the vehicle and be run over, Trooper Tudryn moved himself completely inside the vehicle, still fighting for control. At this point, Officer Cintron was alongside the passenger side also ordering MORGAN to stop. After approximately 300 feet, Trooper Tudryn and Officer Cintron were able to take control of the vehicle and get it stopped, as Officer Cintron pulled MORGAN through the passenger side door onto the pavement.

The passengers were subsequently identified as JOSEPH A. PEETS, 30, of Morrisville Vermont, and ROBERT G. FITZGERALD, 26, of Eden Vermont. All three men were subsequently found to be in possession of approximately 800 bags of heroin.

All three were placed under arrest and transported to the State Police Springfield Barracks for booking.

JUSTIN R. MORGAN was charged with the following:

Heroin/Morphine/Opium, Trafficking in (approximately 20 grams);
2. Conspiracy to Violate Drug Law;
3. Assault and Battery with Dangerous Weapon (motor vehicle);
4. Assault and Battery on a Police Officer;
5. Resisting Arrest;
6. Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle;
7. Identify Self, Motor Vehicle Operator Refuse to;
8. Marked Lanes Violation; and
9. Number Plate Violation.


Passengers ROBERT G. FITZGERALD and JOSEPH A. PEETS were both charged with the following:
1. Heroin/Morphine/Opium, Trafficking in (approximately 20 grams);
2. Conspiracy to Violate Drug Law.

MORGAN was held on $50,000 bail, and FITZGERALD and PEETS were each held on $25,000 bail, pending arraignment this morning in Springfield District Court.

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Helen Fair Cady, 96

Helen Fair Cady, 96, of Hopkinton, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 at Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham. Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Helen (Durand) and Raymond Fair. She was the wife of the late Francis "Buzz" W. Cady who passed away in 2006.

A lifelong Hopkinton resident, Helen helped to start the Little League in Hopkinton. She was a hard worker and enjoyed being involved in the Hopkinton Senior Center.

She is survived by her daughter, Ann C. Raymond and her husband Robert; her sister, Virginia Bamforth of FL; 4 grandchildren, Dawn, Debra , Jon, and Julie; 5 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. She is predeceased by her son William F. Cady who passed away in 2010 as well as her siblings, Raymond and Joseph Fair and Mildred and Catherine.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 20th from 4-7p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St.  A funeral service will take place in the funeral home on Saturday, May 21st at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Hopkinton. Donations may be made to Friends of the Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew St. Hopkinton, MA 01748.


New Owner

May 17, 2016 — Paul Mastroianni, owner of the plazas at 77 West Main Street, helps the contractor install a temporary sign for the new owner of the former Dino's Pizza, which will be Hillers Pizza when they reopen. The former owner of Dino's Pizza will reopen Downtown in the former Vinny's Pizza.

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Incident Log Updated May 17, 2016

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-2323

 (No new arrests in this timeframe)


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.

10 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

Incident Log

Monday, May 16, 2016

8:19 pm A resident of Hidden Brick Road reported that two vehicles were parked on the side of the road near her driveway. Two officers checked the area with a negative find.
7:44 pm A walk-in reported finding a phone on the ground at the corner of Hopkins and Valentine Road.
6:54 pm A caller from Woodview Way reported that someone was in her reserved handicap spot. Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas responded and issued a parking citation.
4:26 pm A caller reported that an erratic operator was heading towards Upton.
1:59 pm Officer Alex Cruzvergara checked the area of Hayden Rowe Street for a traffic complaint.
11:47 am A caller reported that she has been receiving traffic tickets from NJ which comes back to a vehicle she owned and was totaled in 2015.
10:21 am Officer Thomas Griffin spoke with a resident who reported being part of a scam.


Most Watched Races

The most watched races that the 1,800 voters out of 9,691 eligible voters decided Monday evening were for Selectman and Town Moderator. Although fewer than 20% of the total eligible voters took ballots, it was still more than 10 times the number of voters who stood up at this year's Town Meeting to be counted  for a vote.


Town Moderator Dr. Bruce Karlin, who has been in the position for many years, lost to former Board of Appeals member Tom Garabedian, who would like to find a way to increase participation in Town Meeting.


Brendan Tedstone (with wife, Cristina, right), a member of the old time powerhouse Terry family, drew on the nostalgia of growing up in Hopkinton to win his seat on the Board of Selectmen in his very first political contest. Claire Wright (Photo, left), a member of the Planning Board who declined to run for reelection in order to win the seat on the Board of Selectmen, also appealed to those who hope to keep Hopkinton's historical structures intact, and its unbridled growth controlled.



Green text indicates winner


Board of Assessors
  1371 Maryjo LaFreniere, D Caucus, Incumbent

Board of Health

             795  Philip Cohen, R, Incumbent, Caucus

             804 Jennifer Flanagan, D Caucus
Board of Library Trustees
                   1268 Susan E. Porter, U, Incumbent

                   1241 Michael McNamara, U
Board of Selectmen
755 Margie Wiggin, D Caucus

                     149 Michael Umina, U

                   1104 Claire Wright, R, Caucus

                   1249 Brendan Tedstone, U 

Cemetery Commissioners

                   1422 John Palmer, U
Commissioners of Trust Fund

                    1289 Maureen Bumiller, D Caucus, Incumbent

                       706 Michael Umina, U

                       827 Michael Hayes, D Caucus
Hopkinton Housing Authority

                       932 Nancy Kelleigh, R, Incumbent - 5 year term, Caucus

                        629 Emily D'Urso, D Caucus
Parks and Recreation Commission

                       836 Eric Sonnett, R, Incumbent, Caucus

                       868 Kelly Karp, D Caucus
Planning Board

                       1146 David Paul, U

                       1145 Clifford Kistner, R, Caucus

School Committee
Nancy M. Richards-Cavanaugh, U
Town Clerk

                       1115 Connor B. Degan, U

                          546 Henry Kunicki, R Caucus
Town Moderator

                        812  Bruce Karlin, D Caucus

                         889 Thomas Garabedian, R, Caucus 


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Incident Log Updated May 16, 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.

29 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

3 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

 (No new arrests in this timeframe)


The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

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

33 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

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

Incident Log

Sunday, May 15, 2016

10:21 pm A caller from Amherst Road reported that a generator was running in violation of the noise by-law. Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas spoke with the individual who shut it down.

6:47 pm A walk-in reported a past road rage incident where an operator followed him into Ashland and confronted him at a drive through window.

5:31 pm A caller reported that vehicles were parked along the road to EMC Park. Officer Linda Higgins responded and advised that there were no violations being made.

3:38 pm A walk-in reported that people were working on one of the new construction houses on Singletary Way. Officer Linda Higgins responded and advised that no workers were present.

2:58 pm A walk-in reported finding a driver's license at the State Park. The owner was notified to pick it up at the police station.

12:01 pm Several 911 callers reported that a tree fell on Hayward Street, taking down wires and transformers which started multiple brush fires. Three officers responded to assist the Fire Department.

9:05 am A walk-in from Hayden Rowe Street reported that his car was egged for the second time last night. Officer William Burchard responded to view the vehicle and speak with the owner.

12:06 am A motorist reported an erratic operator on Woodland Road. Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas checked the area with a negative find.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

8:37 pm A resident of Ash Street reported the use of possible construction equipment next door. Officer Matthew Santoro spoke with the neighbor who was using a vacuum inside.

1:47 pm The owner of a cell phone, which was left at the fishing derby, was contacted to retrieve it.

12:18 pm A resident of Hayden Rowe Street requested an officer tag vehicles that were parked on the grass at the entrance to EMC Park. Officer Arthur Schofield responded and advised the owner's to move their vehicles.

11:31 am A 911 caller reported a motor vehicle accident with personal injury on Hayden Rowe Street. Two officers responded to assist.

Friday, May 13, 2016

9:16 pm A caller reported that a milk crate, which was full of items, was left unattended on Main Street. Officer Matthew Santoro checked the item and advised that it appeared to be left over from a delivery.

7:28 pm A Walcott Street resident reported that the front door to a residence was open. Two officers checked the home and advised that it was vacant.

6:15 pm A walk-in from Overlook Road spoke with Officer Matthew Santoro regarding her daughter receiving a threatening text message.

5:16 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas regarding an incident that happened earlier in the day.

5:03 pm The Fire Department reported that they passed the operator of a vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street who appeared to be driving with an open container of alcohol. Two officers spoke with the occupants of the vehicle and stated that no open containers were found.

4:47 pm A Jamie Lane resident spoke with Officer Matthew Santoro regarding a neighbor who was threatening in nature and assaulted him.

4:01 pm A resident of Spring Street reported that his mailbox was hit and now there was mail everywhere.

2:26 pm A Bull Moose Run resident requested an officer check a gentleman who was walking around with a clipboard for a couple of hours but has not gone to anyone's door. Officer Thomas Griffin responded and spoke with the individual.

2:06 pm A walk-in reported receiving a call from the treasury department claiming to be the IRS.

1:50 pm A caller from Saddle Hill Road reported seeing a suspicious white van parked near their residence last night.

12:59 pm A caller reported a hit and run accident while his vehicle was parked at EMC Park. Officer Stephen Buckley responded to write a report.

12:27 pm A walk-in reported that his wife was missing. His wife then returned.

10:30 am A caller reported that a suspicious vehicle was parked in the driveway of her parents house. Officer Thomas Griffin advised that it appeared to be a disabled motor vehicle.

10:02 am A caller reported finding two credit cards and one license.

9:42 am A motorist reported that an eighteen wheeler was blocking the roadway on Walcott Street. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and advised that the tractor trailer unit was moved to the side of the road.

8:38 am A walk-in reported finding money on Summer Street and wished to turn it in.

7:58 am A walk-in from Clinton Street reported that a suspicious white van was parked in front of their house for approximately forty minutes. Officer Stephen Buckley located the van, spoke with the operator, and seized the license plates due to revoked insurance.

6:39 am Officer John Moran issued a verbal warning to an individual on West Main Street for a town by-law violation.

6:33 am A female caller reported construction work was being done, causing a disturbance on Westcott Drive. Officer Linda Higgins spoke with the workers who proceeded to leave the area.

Health and Fitness




Helen Frances Cady, 96



Helen Frances Cady, 96, of Hopkinton, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 at the Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham. She was the wife of the late Francis "Buzz" W. Cady who passed away in 2006. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. (File photo)

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2016 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from May 9, 2016 - May 16, 2016
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
12 Teaberry Lane unit 202 Sridurga S. Ganapathineedi,
Vishwanath C. Kamineni
$662,820 May 12, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
298 Hayden Rowe Street Mark Owens, Danielle Owens $619,900 May 13, 2016 Andrew S. Ulrich, Colleen A. Cary
15 Walcott Street Richard L. McHugh Jr., Caitlin Tirrell,
Robert D. Hebden, Kathleen T. Hebden
$300,000 May 13, 2016 Mark A. Owens, Danielle G. Owens
32 Overlook Road Leilei Chen, Wenpan Deng $1,170,000 May 13, 2016 Kevin R. Burney, Laura M. Burney
4 Leman Lane unit 2D Hyaeeun Cho, Danny Too-Hyun Cho $280,500 May 11, 2016 Samir P. Patel
29 Greenwood Road Abhijit P. Kanade, Bakul V. Sakhrek $740,000 May 9, 2016 Pablo Tamayo, Elizabeth M. Tamayo
54 South Mill Street Timothy Coffey, Kathryn Hovsepian $465,000 May 9, 2016 Betsy R. Wagoner
34 Algonquin Trail unit A Puja Patel, Pankil Patel $359,900 May 16, 2016 Lizamarie Cintron
232 Olive Street Hare Krishna, Mala Ramaseshan $610,000 May 16, 2016 Adam Spector, Michelle L. Burtchell
35 Whittemore Drive Nameer Chaudry, Elizabeth Chaudry $639,000 May 13, 2016 Chelcie Development LLC
16 New Castle Road Kathleen M. Kehrer, Michael T. Kehrer $512,000 May 12, 2016 Steven G. Shapiro, Lorene A. Bianchi-Shapiro
18 Prospect Street Michael T. Giargiari, Lisa A. Giargiari $317,000 May 11, 2016 Crusader646 LLC
6 Fox Hill Road Sharath Patil, Shwetha Bhadravathi Mallikarjuna $412,500 May 9, 2016 Matthew D. Gallant, Courtney Gallant
333 Turnpike Road Southborough Business Center LLC $5,163.990 May 13, 2016 Southborough Equity Partners LLC
11 Oak Hill Road unit 15 Jun Li $375,000 May 11, 2016 Woodland Meadows LLC
13 Church Street Paula J. Deiana, Edward J. Deiana Jr. $195,000 May 16, 2016 Edwin Moy, 13 Church Street Realty Trust
19 Knowlton Circle unit A Kenneth Cheung, Mo-Chun Cheung Yu $285,000 May 12, 2016 Robert M. King
3 Pierce Lane Kenneth J. Fountain III, Stephanie L. Fountain $452,000 May 10, 2016 James A. Connors Jr., June A. Connors

Family  Stuff


Hopkinton Education Foundation Announces Mary Korbey Grant


HOPKINTON, MA, May 16, 2016 -  The Hopkinton Education Foundation is honored to announce the recipient of a one-time grant to honor Mary Korbey (Standing, sixth from left in 2014 photo above).  Funding of $6,750 will go to Leadership Training for High School Varsity Captains and its applicant, Deirdre King, Hopkinton High School guidance counselor.  The grant is named to honor the lasting contributions of Mary Korbey, a former board member, who passed away last summer.


Mary was on the Hopkinton Education Foundation board for nearly 15 years.  She played key roles in the Thank A Teacher program and the Golf Ball Drop, as well as lending a thoughtful and firm presence in guiding the organization.  In the words of her husband, Mike, “Mary was unbelievably committed to everything she did.”  Mary was also passionate about athletics and the confidence and lessons it could teach.  She coached basketball for her entire adult life.  Countless athletes shared that Mary had “a profound effect on their lives, teaching them that team work and unselfish play would make them better players, better leaders, but more importantly better people.”


In Mary’s spirit, the Hopkinton Education Foundation is delighted to be funding leadership training for the approximately 70 varsity captains for the 2016/2017 academic year.  All captains will attend three leadership workshops, with themes focusing on the fundamental importance of relationships, as well as looking at one’s behavior and the impact it has on others.  CORE Trainings, the same organization that helped establish the UNITE mentoring program at the high school, will provide the leadership training.


“Mary believed that athletics provided a great avenue for youth to understand and expand their abilities and to make a positive impact both on and off the court.  We were looking for a grant that would truly represent Mary, her passions, and her contributions.  We believe this grant will empower team captains to be better leaders and role models for fellow athletes as well as teaching them how to effectively communicate with coaches thus carrying Mary’s impact forward,” said Maureen Belger, Chair of the HEF Grants Committee. 


The Hopkinton Education Foundation will announce the full slate of grant recipients this week.  

Personal Services 

May 16, 2016 — Candidates, their supporters, and family members line the driveway to the Hopkinton Middle School today, taking breaks to count the voter attendance and report on the comparison with last year.

        At 2:00 pm. Ken Weismantel reported that 731 voters had taken ballots, a number that he believed was lower than last year at the same time.



Football Athletes Acknowledged



On Sunday, May 15th, Hopkinton High School Senior Nic Canal (photo) was recognized by the Jack Grinold National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Eastern Massachusetts Chapter for his excellence on the gridiron, in the classroom and in the community. Nic will continue his football career at Cornell University in the Fall. Congratulations to Nic on this prestigious scholar-athlete award.

Six other members of the 2015 Hiller Football team will also be continuing their playing careers at the collegiate level: Nick Poillucci- Assumption College, Sam Lehman- Stonehill College, Jack Vaccari- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Jack Guelfi- Salve Regina University, Josh Sokol- Sacred Heart University and Jake Kelleher- Bridgton Academy.

Other HHS alumni playing football in college for the upcoming Fall season include Ryan Bohlin- Tufts University, Jake Lehman- Stonehill College, Haiden Pereira- Salve Regina University, Hank Rudden- Stonehill College and Pat Ryan- Union College. 

Also, a special congratulations to Josh Sokol who was selected to play in the Eastern Massachusetts Shriner's All Star Football Classic. The game will be held at Cawley Stadium in Lowell on Saturday, June 18th at 4PM. Best of luck to Josh. All proceeds will be donated to the Shriner's Hospital in Boston.  ~Hopkinton Football Staff.


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Health and Fitness
Windy Day

May 15, 2016 — WBZ CBS4 reported 47 MPH gusts in Hopkinton on Sunday, and the United States and MIA/POW flags at Cookie's Corner confirm it.


 Life or Death Struggle Between Snapping Turtle and Canada Goose
CAUTION: Mousing-over image will display a gory and graphic image of the struggle

Above, while his mate is struggling to stay above the surface, to keep from being dragged under, the male Canada goose, who appears to have had a few feathers ripped off of his right wing, keeps a safe distance from the struggle while puffing himself up to appear larger.

May 15, 2016 — The female Canada goose (right) caught the eye of the photographer as she honked and thrashed her wings about, while her mate looked on from a few feet away. She was apparently being held by an animal that was under the water. The animal, a snapping turtle, showed  itself briefly, while eating the goose, whose eggs were on the island behind her, and can be seen in the graphic image that displays by mousing-over the image above.

          The fatally wounded goose — apparently the turtle had its fill — made her way to the western shore of Ice House Pond (aka Golden Pond) and sat behind a large boulder with her guts ripped open.

           A local man and his wife, hearing about the plight  of the wounded goose, approached the dying bird by kayak, wrapped her in a blanket and brought her to the Cummings School of Veterinarian Medicine at Tufts in Westborough, where the goose was euthanized.*

            However, the eggs that can be seen in the mouse-over image, were also taken to Tufts, where they will be incubated to term.

           Canada geese often build a nest on an island, as several pairs have on this one, and have been documented building their family on HopNews; but the water-level has been rather high in recent years, eliminating the natural protection that the island has provided in years past.


* The good Samaritan, who brought the animal to Tufts, reported that the goose "died of her injuries" at Tufts, which was inaccurate. He now reports that the goose was euthanized.

In Training

May 15, 2016 — BSA Troop 4 participated in a training hike around Lake Whitehall yesterday in preparation for a hike in Yellowstone National Park in July.
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All the Way From Baltimore?

May 14, 2016 — This Baltimore Oriole flitted about at the southern end of Lake Whitehall this afternoon, stopping to pose for a photograph before chasing after another of the same, colorful kind across the water.


The Sentinel

May 14, 2016 — This male red-winged blackbird, photographed today where Spring Street in Hopkinton becomes Southboro Road in Upton, looks over the part of the marsh that the territorial, warm-weather resident claims as his own. The female red-winged blackbird has no red marking, and is brown, not black.
Health and Fitness
Another  Multiple Family Structure Fire in Whitinsville Neighborhood
— Claims the lives of two young women

May 14, 2016 — A fire in a duplex condominium on 73-75 Border Street, in Whitinsville, a village of Northbridge claimed the lives of two women who resided in unit 73 shortly after 3:00 am Saturday morning. It is a street where two other buildings with a total 12 units also burned within recent memory, one with six units just last year, and another seven years ago that also burned a six-unit building, one of which was the residence of a Hopkinton native. All three properties are in eyeshot of one another; the other two have been torn down.
         Friends at the scene today identified the victims as Nicole Lavallee, 22, and Jordann Fontaine, 22.

         Walter Bourassa, who works at a local donut shop, told reporters that he got up for work and walked outside to smoke a cigarette and saw flames coming from the structure that is about 50 feet from his home on C Street.

         He ran over and pounded on the windows at 75 Border Street, helping them escape, but could not do anything for the adjacent unit on the left, which it appears is where the fire began, and where the bodies of the women were discovered, each on a separate floor.

         Fire Chief Gary Nestor told reporters that there were no working detectors in the home,  but according to the Worcester Telegram, the owner of 73, Robert J. Willette said the detectors worked six months ago, and speculated that they took the batteries out.

         Twenty-something friends came and went all afternoon, gathering on the sidewalk outside the property and on the steps on the other side of the police tape, drinking beer, sharing memories and consoling one another.



Candidates' Corner

Support for Eric Sonnett


I was born and raised in Town. After marrying Lily, we decided to give something back to our community. We have served on many elected and volunteer committees. The voters elected me to numerous terms on the Parks and Recreation Commission and two terms on the Board of Selectmen. I had the privilege to serve on the BOS and more recently, on the Parks and Recreation Claflin Fountain Restoration sub-committee with Eric Sonnett. He is an experienced leader, a talented consensus builder and knows what to do and how to get it done.

On Monday please join Lily and me in re-electing Eric to another term on the Parks and Recreation Commission.

Lenny and Lily Holden
10 Pleasant Street
May 13, 2016

Personal Services 

   Spaghetti Dinner

June 15, 2016 from 5:00pm-9:00pm

Woodville Rod and Gun Club

225 Wood Street, Hopkinton, MA



   Please come join the Hopkinton Firefighters Local 3772 for a delicious spaghetti and meatball dinner. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the

Muscular Dystrophy Association.


The proceeds will go to funding research and helping those who suffer from Muscular Dystrophy, ALS, and other muscle-related diseases.

Please join us in supporting such a wonderful cause which the International Association of Firefighters have raised over 500 million dollars nationwide over the past 50 years.




Tickets available at the Hopkinton Fire Department. Be sure to get your tickets in advance but tickets will be available at the door.

Please contact Firefighter Sara Jordan; sjordan@hopkintonfd.org or 508.497.2323 - Firefighter Patrick Gross; pgross@hopkintonfd.org or 508.497.2323


TICKETS: $8.00 Adults (12+) in advance and $10.00 at the door

Children $5.00

Under 3 FREE



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Family  Stuff


Hopkinton Police Investigate Suspicious Incident Involving Children

The Hopkinton Police Department is actively investigating a suspicious incident involving two girls, age twelve and thirteen, who felt men may have been taking their picture as they walked home in the Pond Street and Jamie Lane area of town. The suspicious vehicle was described as a white commercial van with green lettering, and pictures of a baby's face on one side and a mother on the back. The plate was reported as a partial plate bearing SY1. The eyewitness did not see the driver of the van but felt confident that the driver was a man.

The Hopkinton Police have notified the Schools and appropriate warnings and reminders regarding stranger danger, as well as safety precautions about walking home have been reviewed with students. The Hopkinton Police will have additional patrols in the neighborhoods and will continue to try and identify the vehicle and occupant.

The Hopkinton Police Department asks that parents, neighbors, merchants and all members of the community be vigilant in keeping our children safe. If anything seems suspicious or out of the ordinary call 911 immediately. Our best chance at preventing and solving crime lies in our community partnerships.

If you have any information that can assist the Hopkinton Police in this matter please contact Hopkinton Police Dispatch at (508) 497-3401 or our Crime Tip Line at (508) 497-9785.

Support for Connor Degan

Dear Editor –


I want to express my support for Connor Degan for the next Hopkinton Town Clerk. In addition to being a stellar individual who I think will bring a level of passion and enthusiasm to the office, Connor has an in-depth understanding of how state and municipal government operates. After earning his degree in Political Science from Roger Williams University and focusing on issues surrounding public housing and economic development, I was thrilled to see him return to Hopkinton and run for and win an elected position on the Hopkinton Housing Authority – going on to serve as Vice Chair.


He is truly a well-qualified candidate. Having already worked in the Town Clerk’s office as an intern, he has seen firsthand what the position entails, he has helped in setting up town meeting, he has learned the intricacies of maintaining and preserving town records, but most importantly Connor has seen the everyday requests that are an integral part of the role of town clerk. I know that his commitment to the town along with his strive to excel as our town clerk are a winning combination and I encourage you to choose Connor Degan for Hopkinton Town Clerk when you cast your vote on Monday, May 16.

Meg Everett

32 West Main Street




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Incident Log Updated May 13, 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.

29 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

3 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

ARREST LOG (<-- new arrest today)


The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

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

22 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Incident Log

Thursday, May 12, 2016

7:34 pm A caller reported that he received a no trespass order from a Saddle Hill Road building but still had some of his belongings on the property. Sgt. Timothy Brennan responded to speak with the manager.

6:28 pm Multiple walk-ins reported that a person in a van was taking pictures of their kids while they were walking home from the bus in the area of Pond Street and Jamie Lane. Officer Alex Cruzvergara spoke with them and wrote a report.

5:06 pm A resident of Palomino Drive reported that the operator of a motor vehicle drove by and took pictures of his neighbor's house. Officer Matthew Santoro checked the area but could not locate the vehicle.

4:57 pm A motorist reported that the operator of a motor vehicle behind her was tailgating her on Front Street.

4:52 pm Officer Arthur Schofield stopped a motor vehicle on Lumber Street and subsequently arrested a 23 year-old male from Upton for a Warrant.

2:18 pm A caller reported that a freezer, which still had its doors on, had been on the side of Chestnut Street with a free sign on it. Officer Matthew Santoro spoke with the owner who would secure the doors better.

2:05 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Arthur Schofield regarding an ex harassing him.

12:59 pm A caller reported that a suspicious man was taking pictures and video of a house on Jamie Lane. Sgt. Scott vanRaalten spoke with the individual who had the wrong house.

10:56 am The owner of a West Main Street parking lot advised that a vehicle was towed away that had been parked there for a week.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

11:20 pm The Southborough Police Department reported a possible erratic operator on Cedar Street. Sgt. Matthew McNeil checked the area with a negative find.

8:33 pm A caller reported that the State Park was closing and there was still an unattended motor vehicle left inside. An attempt was made to contact the owner but was unsuccessful.

4:49 pm A walk-in reported that his vehicle was hit yesterday by another vehicle that then took off. Officer Matthew Santoro wrote a report.

3:19 pm A resident of Briarcliff Drive reported that an individual came to his door trying to sell something and became mad when the caller didn't answer the door.

3:04 pm Sgt. Timothy Brennan responded to Route 495 to assist with a motor vehicle accident with personal injuries.

12:09 pm A caller reported finding a bicycle on Morse Lane. The Highway Department was notified to pick it up and bring it to the police station.

1:42 pm A walk-in reported that her neighbor had been blowing leaves in her yard and then cut a portion of her tree down and left it in their yard. Officer John Corridan spoke with the resident and advised that this was a civil matter.

10:29 am A caller from Walcott Valley Drive was concerned about a landscaping company spraying pesticides. Officer Arthur Schofield responded and advised that it was a civil issue.

10:16 am Officer Arthur Schofield spoke with a resident regarding a suspicious phone call.

9:05 am A caller reported that the traffic light on Wood Street was turned slightly making it difficult to view. The DPW was notified.

8:46 am A caller from Holt Street reported an on-going parking complaint. Officer Arthur Schofield spoke with the owners of the vehicles who would move them.

8:41 am Sgt. Scott vanRaalten responded to School Street to follow up on a complaint.

Health and Fitness

Support for Brendan Tedstone


I grew up in the town of Hopkinton and still have strong connections to the community with many family members & close friends still living in town. One of those friends is Brendan Tedstone and he is someone that I strongly support for the Board of Selectman opening. I work for a local company in town and my job has afforded me with the opportunity to live in many different cities & towns across the United States but none of them can match the sense of community & small town charm that characterizes the town of Hopkinton. Brendan and his family have been in town for many generations and I would be hard pressed to find another individual that knows more people or cares more deeply about the town.

The town of Hopkinton has witnessed a lot of change over the past 40 or so years and we all know that change is the only constant in this world. I believe that Brendan’s deep roots in the community, diverse friendships in town, and eagerness to do what is right will make him a great addition to the board. I want to thank Brendan, along with his wonderful wife and kids, for caring so much about the town and running for office.

Please vote for Brendan on Monday, May 16th.

Brian & Julie Marino

221 Oakland Beach Ave.
Rye, New York


Support for Kelly Karp


Kelly Karp will bring new energy and ideas to Parks & Recreation! Last fall Kelly single-handedly created the Women’s Flag Football program, working closely with Parks & Rec. Modeled on the existing kids’ program, ours was supported by the NFL: we had “official” gear, rules, etc. Kelly often came to both games to cheer all the teams on. She was on top of everything, providing regular communications.   


We played a six week season and made friends for a lifetime.


This one example highlights the many contributions Kelly can make to Parks & Rec. She’s energetic, passionate and full of ideas. She makes things happen. She’s committed to bringing accessible programs to kids and adults. She knows people around town. With kids in the school system, she’s connected to what’s going on with Hopkinton families. She warmly meets new people and connects with them easily. She’s comfortable in a leadership role. She works well with Parks & Rec Director Jay Guelfi.


Kelly is just the kind of person we need in a town leadership role! I will be casting my ballot for her on Monday. And I hope you will cast yours for Kelly Karp for Parks & Recreation!


Ellen Rutter

24 Forest Lane

May 13, 2016


Support for Brendan Tedstone



Brendan Tedstone has been Mr. Hopkinton since we were young. He has a deep love for the Town he has grown up in, worked in, and now raises his own family in. Over the course of his lifetime he has seen the Town make changes that have inspired him to get involved in a deeper way in the community. He will put his heart and soul into ensuring the best interest of the people are represented. His knowledge of the Town is vast spanning over 40 plus years. It is rare that you find people that care so deeply for their community like Brendan. Please remember to get out to VOTE Monday you won’t regret it.

Susan L. Costanza
85 Hayden Rowe St
Hopkinton, MA 01748

May 13, 2016

Personal Services 


BOSTON – Attorney General Maura Healey today issued the following statement on the Senate’s passage of the transgender anti-discrimination bill:

“Today the Senate stood up for the transgender people in our state who have suffered discrimination and harassment for far too long without these critical legal protections in place. I thank Senate President Rosenberg, Senator Chang-Diaz and their colleagues for their support for this important bill and I look forward to the House following suit very soon. We should not tolerate discrimination of any kind in our public spaces and it’s time we join the 17 other states that already extend these protections. This is a simple bill, but one that is incredibly meaningful. I am optimistic that we will do the right thing and get this law on the books.”

Family  Stuff


Last Day for Political Letters - Friday, May 13, 2016
Readers who have not  yet  had a political endorsement published for a current candidate are welcome to do so until Friday at Midnight. After that we will eagerly await the election. However, people may discuss on our Quality Conversations facebook chat.
We will not be accepting any more political ads.


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Personal Services 

Man Arrested for 6th OUI


May 12, 2016 — Last night, at about 7:45p.m., Trooper’s Russell Patenaude and Dustin Shaw, a recent graduate of the 82nd Recruit Training Troop, were on patrol in the area of the Buzzards Bay rotary when they observed a 2004 Buick Century speeding west on Route 25 in the town of Bourne. Trooper Patenaude activated the cruiser emergency lights and siren and stopped the vehicle in the breakdown of Route 25.


After a subsequent investigation, the operator, WLLIAM DICKEY, 54, of East Sandwich was placed under arrest for operating under the influence of liquor. DICKEY was transported to the State Police Barracks in Bourne where he was booked on the following charges and held pending his arraignment at Falmouth District Court:

Operating Under the Influence (OUI) of Liquor 6th Offense

Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle

Traffic Violation on a State Highway


License Suspended FOR OUI, While OUI


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Support  for Margie Wiggin

Dear Editor,

We are voting for Margie Wiggin for Board of Selectmen. In Margie's work with the scouts, schools, MLK Day of Giving Back, as past Youth Commission Chair, and in other activities, Margie has demonstrated her knack for engaging with people and creating a sense of community. The selectmen not only set policy for the town, but also through leadership and example set the tone and attitude that pervade town operations. Margie knows Hopkinton and has the skills and attitude needed to preserve and strengthen our vibrant community, even as our population grows. Please join us in voting for Margie Wiggin for Board of Selectmen on Monday, May 16th.

Joe and Bernadette Markey
39 Ash Street

May 12, 2016


Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing over $1.4 Million from Employer

  WOBURN – May 12, 2016 - Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that Linda Marie Medeiros, 52, of Medford, pled guilty this week in Middlesex Superior Court to six counts of larceny over $250, from a person over sixty in connection with the theft of over $1.4 million from her employer, a woman in her eighties, over an eight year period.

Judge Kimberly Budd sentenced Medeiros to 3-4 years in MCI Framingham, to be followed by a period of 10 years probation, during which time she is ordered to pay restitution totaling over $1.4 million to reimburse her employer for the monies stolen. Medeiros will begin serving that sentence on May 31, 2016.

Beginning in April, 2007, and continuing up until August, 2015, Medeiros stole a substantial amount of money on a regular basis from her longtime employer. The defendant was employed as a bookkeeper and was frequently entrusted with blank checks, intended to be used to pay routine expenses. Instead, Medeiros would insert her own name as the payee on certain checks and thereafter deposit them into her own bank account.

The stolen monies were used for a comfortable life style for the defendant including for cruises, frequent foreign vacations and a luxury motor vehicle.

“This case is a reminder that, although there is always a concern about being a victim of a random scam, those close to us can also be financially exploiting us, and we must all remain vigilant and monitor our financial transactions. If something seems amiss, you should immediately alert authorities,” said District Attorney Ryan.

This incident was investigated by Detectives Ian Spencer and Lt. Sean Kennedy, of the Lincoln Police Department and by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

The prosecutor assigned to this case was Assistant District Attorney Doug Cannon.

Health and Fitness

Sterling B. Hager, 104


Sterling B. Hager, 104, of Hopkinton, passed away May 10, 2016. Born in Boxborough, he was the son of the late Helen (Ashman) and Milton Hager. He was the husband of the late Annie M. (Granberg) Hager who passed away in 2007.

Sterling was the oldest living resident in Hopkinton and was the recipient of the Boston Post Cane award. In his earlier years, Sterling worked at Telechron as well as many other industrial plants as an industrial engineer. He taught Time Study at Northeastern University and was great with his hands, building his homes, his own swimming pool and his boat. He was a member of the Hopkinton Masons, and the Hopkinton Congregational Church. He always looked to the future and believed in the golden rule. He helped all five of his children complete their college educations. Sterling was an avid reader and enjoyed his winters sitting by the wood stove. He was a great gardener who grew and sold strawberries commercially. He took pleasure in knitting on a machine and made sweaters for his family members each Christmas. One of his greatest passions was music.

He is survived by five children, Christine Blanchard Williams, Dennis Sterling Hager, Susan Hager Wood, Betty Wyckoff, and Sterling Blanchard Hager Jr. He also leaves behind 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by a sister, Barbara Hager.

Visitation will take place on Sunday, May 15th from 4-6p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St.  A funeral service will be held at Community Covenant Church, 2 W. Elm St. Hopkinton on Monday, May 23rd at 10:00a.m. Burial will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Hopkinton.




Author Delivers

Above, author Michael C. De la peña stands in the middle of a  group of women, who call their unofficial book club, Wine, Cheese and Books.

The event was sponsored by the Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library

May 11, 2016 — Author of The Coyote Wars, Michael C. De la peña held the rapt attention of the 25 people who came to hear him speak about his work with the FBI and how that empowers him to write his fiction, which is grounded in a reality that the reader can't help but sense.

         "I'm writing about stuff I know about," he said. "Although the plot is fictitious, our methodologies are realistic."

         He said the characters in his books are based on people he works with, who are fine with him basing the characters on them. There is one character in the book who is a polygraph specialist, which is what Mr. De la peña does for the Bureau for a living.

         He said it is a fast moving book, a page turner that shouldn't be started unless the individual has a lot of time ahead of them in which to finish it.

         "It's really good for high school kids," he said. 

         The book, which is about an FBI recruit who is kidnapped and replaced by a domestic terrorist, who takes his place at Quantico, is available at Amazon here,  His second  book, The Last Coyote, is also available there. His final book of the series, Coyote Rising, has yet to be published.

          The Coyote Wars has a facebook  page.


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