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Great Sale

 June 11, 2016 — Faith Community Church of Hopkinton held its annual garage sale today. If you missed it, you might want to mark NEXT year's calendar.

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Shirley M. Warren, 81

HOPKINTON - Shirley M. Warren, 81, died Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester after a brief illness.  She was the widow of Raymond R. Warren, who died in 1979.   Born in Salt Lake City, UT, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Clairmond (Hepworth) Kennelly.

She was employed for over 30 years at Adcare of Worcester.  

She is survived by her sons Rory Warren and wife Eileen of Hopkinton and Guy Warren and wife Christine of Kent, NY.  She also leaves five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  She is predeceased by her sons Dyke, Kirk and Blake.  

A memorial funeral service will take place Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street.  There will be a calling hour prior to the services, from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. 

Donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 220 North Main Street, Suite 104, Natick, MA 0176.

A Picture is Worth Millions of Words

June 11, 2016 — It is more than a little ironic that the Friends of the Library used a large dictionary at their used book sale today to hold down the footing of a post, rather than to keep it on a table for sale, speaking silent volumes about the effect that electronic publishing and the internet have had on some businesses. Mouse over to get a closer look at the book.

Hate Symbol and Offensive Graffiti Found On Thursday June 9, 2016


June 11, 2016 — the Hopkinton Police responded to the report of a swastika and the word “Jew” painted on a traffic safety sign on North Mill Street. Officers responded and observed the 2 two signs occupying the same post to be spray painted in orange paint.


Other officers checked the neighboring area to identify any suspects and locate any other vandalism. A non­religious biased profane word was discovered on Ash Street painted on a driveway in similar paint. After speaking with the resident it was determined the driveway was painted during the overnight and discovered Thursday morning about 8:00am by the homeowner.


Later on Thursday afternoon a resident reported finding the number “666” written on a piece of paper on Pond Street. The paper was marked with what appeared to be a red marker and was located at the roadside under a rock.


At this point in the investigation we have no evidence to make us suspect that anyone has been individually targeted based on their religious beliefs. We have been in contact with local synagogues and the Anti­Defamation league, who have offered assistance, guidance and training. Chief Ed Lee has stated that “the Hopkinton Police will have Zero­Tolerance for this type of offensive behavior”.


The Hopkinton Police Department is investigating all three reports. If you have any information that will help us identify the person/persons responsible for these acts please contact the Hopkinton Police Department at (508) 497­3401. As always if you See Something Say Something.


David R. Jones, 46


David R. Jones, 46, died Sunday, May 1, 2016 at UMass Medical Center, Worcester.  Born in Framingham, he was the son of Ruth A. (Marshall) Jones of Hopkinton and  the late Timothy D. Jones.  He was a 1989 graduate of Joseph P. Keefe Technical School, Framingham, and was employed as a medical technician.  

Funeral services were private.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, Hopkinton.

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A Hateful, Disturbing Message in Hopkinton
Someone painted a swastika and a related word on these  signs on North Mill Street, and a reader sent HopNews a photo. Was it directed at a nearby resident? Does it fall under the category of a hate crime? Is it just considered vandalism? Was the FBI called? Rather than give the message prominence, you must click here to see the offensive image.
In addition to this message, a nasty epithet was painted with apparently the same paint at the head of the driveway of a town official.
NOTE: This image was originally presented as a mouse-over image, but following a complaint from a reader, we are using his suggested use of a hyperlink instead, so that someone who would be deeply offended doesn't see it inadvertently. Thanks for the tip!


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Incident Log Updated June 10, 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.

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

11 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Incident Log

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

10:30 pm A resident of Heidi Circle reported that a suspicious vehicle, with a loud muffler, parked near his home for sometime, drove to Stewart Street and back, then turned around in his driveway before leaving the area. Two officers checked the surrounding area but could not find the vehicle.

7:50 pm Officer Peter Booth spoke with the operator of a tractor trailer unit who was sticking out in the roadway on Grove Street.

6:17 pm A caller reported that a vehicle did not stop for her while she was walking across a crosswalk on Pleasant Street.

4:25 pm The Public Works reported a traffic build up in the area of Cunningham Street and Fruit Street due to asphalt engineering working on a driveway. Officer Brian Sanchioni remained at the scene to assist with traffic while they finished up.

12:13 pm A caller reported that a company rebuilding a wall on Pond Street were taking up a lane of travel. Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with the workers who were slightly in the roadway and were wrapping up.

10:02 am A caller reported stone wall damage from a hit and run on Wood Street. Two officers responded and notified the DPW.

7:47 am A Grove Street resident reported that a bicycle had been left by his back stairs for several days but was gone at night. Sgt. Matthew McNeil responded to speak with him.

1:09 am Officer Jacob Campbell checked the area of Greystone Lane for suspicious activity and advised there was no sign of vehicles or people in the area.



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Nearly Complete


June 10, 2016 — The Gateway project on the West Main Street median, which has been 100% funded by private donations, is nearing completion. According to Peter Mezitt, President of Weston Nurseries, which contributed $25,000 toward the plants and planting, another $25,000 in kind came form Paul Mastroianni (Owner, 77 West Main Street), Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects contributed much in the way of the design of renderings, and UniBank, the newest bank to locate in Hopkinton, kicked in another $25,000. Mr. Mezitt believes the installation will be completed next week. He said there are funds set aside for four years of maintanence.

Hopkinton Police Officers Recognized


June 9, 2016 — Several Officers from the Hopkinton Police Department were honored today by the Municipal Police Training Council and Governor Charlie Baker at the 4th Annual Lifesaving Award Ceremony being held at Bentley University. Sergeant Aaron O’Neil, Officer Peter Booth, Detective William Burchard, Officer Arthur Schofield and Officer John Moran were all honored for their actions as First Responders that resulted in the saving of a life. Each officer was awarded a citation as well as a lifesaving pin. Chief Edward Lee, Lt. John Porter and Sgt. Tim Brennan were on hand to pin the officer’s.

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Hopkinton Drug Specialties - Volume VI
Emily, a compounding pharmacist, discusses bio-identical hormone treatments




June 9, 2016 — A Hopkinton police officer checks out a driver and issues a verbal warning for a moving violation.

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Video of Fatal Police Shooting in Everett  Released (Very Disturbing)
Man with knife attacks police officer
District Attorney Press Release, with More Footage and Timeline HERE




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Incident Log Updated June 8, 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.

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

18 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

3 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

2 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Incident Log

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

7:30 pm A caller from Davis Road reported that there was a female inside of a neighbor's residence. Two officers spoke with the individual who was waiting for the resident to return from the hospital.

6:49 pm A Lakeshore Drive resident reported that there were a lot of kids at the rope swing near her property. Two officers responded and stated that they were all verbally notified about the no trespassing.

6:00 pm Multiple callers reported the same solicitors on Saddle Hill Road. Officer Matthew Santoro spoke with them and sent them on their way.

5:28 pm A female caller reported two possible solicitors on Daniel Shays Road. Two officers checked the area with a negative find.

3:41 pm A resident of Overlook Road reported a solicitor going door to door. Two officers checked the area with a negative find.

3:31 pm A caller from Wedgewood Drive wished to make sure a solicitor in town was registered. An officer checked the area and spoke with the solicitor.

3:27 pm An employee of a Wood Street business reported a suspicious male and female that have been walking around the property for a couple of days now and then retreat to the neighbor's woods in the back. Two officers advised that they were unable to locate the individuals and that the neighbor was unaware of who they were.

2:56 pm Officer Matthew Santoro spoke with a walk-in regarding a stolen Chromebook.

Monday, June 6, 2016

9:39 pm Sgt. Timothy Brennan located a heavy metal object on West Main Street and brought it back to the police station.

9:52 pm Officer John Corridan spoke with the operators of two suspicious motor vehicles on Legacy Farms North.

9:18 pm A caller from a company reported that a vehicle they were repossessing on Deneen Road was not at the residence but the owner came out and started arguing with him. Two officers spoke with both parties and advised that the owner did not want to voluntarily give the car back.

6:07 pm A Lakeshore Drive resident reported multiple vehicles parked on the side of the road. Officer Brian Sanchioni checked the area but did not see any parking violations.

5:48 pm Sgt. Timothy Brennan spoke with an individual who was walking on a Wood Street business's property.

8:31 am A caller reported seeing a coyote cross Spring Street and thought it was unusual given the time of day. The Animal Control Officer advised that this was normal behavior for this time of year.

5:35 am A resident of Hayden Rowe Street reported hearing loud voices several times overnight and a male party pacing up and down the street, talking on his cell phone. The caller was advised to call back if it happens again.

Annual Scholarships Awarded to Students

 MILFORD - June 8, 2016 — Two scholarships were recently awarded at Milford Regional Medical Center to members of the Class of 2016. The Bill Perry Memorial Scholarship and the Milford Regional Auxiliary Scholarship are awarded annually to local students.

Bill Perry Memorial Scholarship

The Bill Perry Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Olivia Casella of Hopkinton and Meghan Wills of Uxbridge. The recipients are Milford Regional volunteers who wrote an essay on how they exemplify the characteristics valued by former volunteer Bill Perry including volunteerism, athletics and sense of humor. Both students plan to study nursing. Meghan will attend Pennsylvania State University, and Olivia will attend Simmons College. Pictured from left to right: Olivia Casella; Bob Cole, originator of the Bill Perry Memorial Scholarship; and Meghan Wills.

Hopkinton Democrats

This past Saturday was the Massachusetts Democratic Convention at the Tsongas Arena at UMass Lowell. Pictured are the delegates from Hopkinton who attended the convention. The group shot was taken right after keynote speaker US Senator Elizabeth Warren addressed the attendees. - Darlene hayes

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"Trump is an idiot" says Local and Regional Republican Leader

Former US Senate Candidate, Brian Herr calls national Republicans "spineless"


June 7, 2016 - For months I have avoided the political fray at the federal level ... been focused on local elections, local budgets and local tax impacts ... that and I must still be a little hung-over from the 2014 U.S. Senate race ... in any event, my apologies, but I just can't bite my tongue any longer!

I am all for individual freedom, smaller government, efficient government, state's rights, strong national defense, and lower taxes. These used to be cornerstones of the Republican platform and worthy of debate from all angles. The crap being spewed by Trump and the other spineless Rs that support him is appalling. Paul Ryan acknowledges Trump is a racist but will still be voting for him? Come on Paul ... Stand up and lead for a change. Our country is headed towards a civil war and you are fanning the flames with your cowardice. 

Trump is an idiot. I will never vote for him. He is also incorrigible and a lost cause. Speaker Ryan and others with the courage to lead are needed now more than ever. Forget the office of President for a few years and lead us forward by your positive example. Groveling over Trump is unbecoming, sad and dangerous for America.  ~ Brian Herr

NOTE: Mr. Herr said in a phone interview this afternoon that he was inspired by an article in WSJ in which Speaker of the House,  Paul Ryan, acknowledged that Trump was a racist, but will support him nonetheless. The above text is from Mr. Herr's facebook post, which he gave unconditional permission to share.  Mr. Herr is Chairman of the Hopkinton, Mass Board of Selectmen, a former U.S. Senate candidate, and former chairman of an ad hoc regional commission that successfully fought a casino in Milford, Mass.

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Mayflower II

June 7, 20016 — The 1957 replica of the Mayflower, called Mayflower II, is towed through the Cape Cod Canal yesterday morning on its way to Plymouth, Massachusetts after repairs and some replacement rigging in Mystic, Connecticut.  The ship is part of a tourist mecca that includes Plimoth Plantation, a replica of a 1627 village where the actor-occupants take on the personas of the people who once inhabited the land, and who are often challenged, but never beaten, to come out of character. Photo by Hopkinton's roving photographer John Collins.


Milford Regional receives Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award


      Milford Regional Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

To receive the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month periods and achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality measures.

These quality measures are designed to help hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. They focus on appropriate use of guideline-based care for stroke patients, including aggressive use of medications such as clot-busting and anti-clotting drugs, blood thinners and cholesterol-reducing drugs, preventive action for deep vein thrombosis and smoking cessation counseling.

“A stroke patient loses 1.9 million neurons each minute stroke treatment is delayed. This recognition further demonstrates our commitment to delivering advanced stroke treatments to patients quickly and safely,” says Jeffrey Hopkins, MD, medical director of Milford Regional's emergency department. “Milford Regional continues to strive for excellence in the acute treatment of stroke patients. The recognition from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke further reinforces our team’s hard work.”
Milford Regional has also met specific guidelines as a Primary Stroke Center featuring a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the emergency department.
“The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize Milford Regional for its commitment to stroke care,” said Paul Heidenreich, M.D., M.S., national chairman of the Get With The Guidelines Steering Committee and Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. “Research has shown there are benefits to patients who are treated at hospitals that have adopted the Get With The Guidelines program.”

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, someone dies of a stroke every four minutes, and nearly 800,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.








Hopkinton Author and Psychologist Pens New Self-help Guide



“We work too much, sleep too little, love with half a heart, and wonder why we are unhappy and unhealthy,” writes clinical psychologist Arthur Ciaramicoli. In The Stress Solution, Ciaramicoli provides readers with simple, realistic, powerful techniques for using empathy and cognitive behavioral therapy to perceive situations accurately, correct distorted thinking, and trigger our own neurochemistry to produce calm, focused energy. He developed this approach over thirty-five years of working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, and addictions. Over and over again, he has helped sufferers overcome old hurts and combat performance anxiety, fears, and hyper-vigilance. Ciaramicoli’s pioneering approach offers new promise to readers facing a variety

of stress-based concerns. 


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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2016 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from June 1, 2016 - June 6, 2016
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
271 Pond Street Heather M. Wightman $329,900 June 6, 2016 William J. Rees, David R. Kraus,
Lot 3 Pond Street Realty Trust,
240 Hayden Rowe Street Terry O'Callaghan, Michelle O'Callaghan $745,000 June 3, 2016 Michael W. Bailey, Polly A. Perkins
21 Fruit Street Amanda Belichick $718,000 June 2, 2016 Russell W. Racicot, Deborah H. Racicot
30 Larcridge Lane Robert M. Lopez, Katy M. Lopez $520,000 June 6, 2016 Michael B. Albert, Linda G. Albert
11 Woodridge Lane Mark Carroll, Debra Carroll $455,000 June 6, 2016 Robert M. Lopez, Katy M. Lopez
9 Bay Colony Drive Cynthia T. Pryce, Justin W. Pryce $390,000 June 3, 2016 Ashley M. Means, Ashley M. Mabardy,
Christopher K. Means
63 Summer Street Kennith M. Bowker $349,000 June 2, 2016 Dennis Donahue, Susanna K. Donahue
11 America Boulevard unit B Che Wei Chang $377,000 June 2, 2016 Michelle V. Beausejour
183 Olive Street Philip L. Piscitelli $659,900 June 1, 2016 Dwight S. Patten, Catherine H. Patten
44 Mountain Gate Road unit A-4 Ann M. Gillis $260,000 June 1, 2016 Andrew Kennedy, Julia Kennedy
240 America Boulevard unit D Matthew McDaniel, Ellen McDaniel $375,000 June 1, 2016 Chandrashekar Venkatraman, Vaishali Gupta
3 Kidder Lane Gerard H. Verbeek, Jennifer L. Verbeek $914,000 June 6, 2016 Bryan Sweeney, Christina Sweeney
337 Turnpike Road 337 Turnpike Road LLC $3,450,000 June 2, 2016 Southborough Equity Partners LLC
52 South Street Kara Hahn $505,000 June 3, 2016 James M. Richards
17 Fiske Avenue Gregory A. Carlile, Marie A. Carlile $355,000 June 3, 2016 Jennifer H. Dauley

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Incident Log Updated June 3, 2016

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


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

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

32 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

3 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

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



Incident Log

Sunday, June 5, 2016

11:05 pm A 911 caller reported that the operator of a motor vehicle almost hit their vehicle head on while passing a car on Pleasant Street. Two officers checked the area with a negative find.

12:05 pm The Southborough Police Department reported a motorcycle heading into Hopkinton at a high rate of speed. Officer Philip Powers advised that the operator passed him at about 100 mph on Cedar Street then headed towards West Main Street. The State Police and Upton Police Department were notified.

1:06 pm A resident of West Main Street reported that an out of state motor vehicle had been parked in front of their house for several hours now. Officer Alex Cruzvergara responded and advised that a note was left on the vehicle stating that the alternator was broken and they would be back to pick up the vehicle.

12:02 pm A caller reported that a motor vehicle was all over the road, crossing the double yellow line on School Street. Officer Alex Cruzvergara checked the area but could not locate the vehicle.

10:24 am A caller reported finding a cell phone by a West Main Street business. Officer Alex Cruzvergara responded to pick it up.

8:23 am A caller reported that an unoccupied motor vehicle hit a tree on Spring Street and also had all the windows open. Officer Alex Cruzvergara responded but was unable to locate the vehicle.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

10:01 pm A caller reported that a man was shadow boxing, dancing around and talking to himself on Main Street. He then got back into his vehicle and proceeded to sit at a gas station pump which was closing up. A second caller reported that the operator admitted to being drunk and then left the area towards Route 495. The State Police and Upton Police Department were notified.

9:25 pm A 911 caller reported a potential fight in the parking lot of a Main Street business. She could hear a verbal argument but could not see anyone. Three officers responded to assist and advised that an individual was transported to Natick.

9:10 pm The Upton Police Department reported an erratic operator heading into Hopkinton on West Main Street. Two officers checked the area with a negative find.

6:45 pm A 911 caller reported that a black SUV was driving erratically on East Main Street. Two officers checked and spoke with the operator.

1:13 pm A caller on Cedar Street reported a missing nine year-old boy and believed he was in the water. He was then located in the bathroom.

10:05 am A motorist reported that a moving truck was blocking traffic on Fruit Street. Officer Peter Booth spoke with the workers and moved them down the road.

Friday, June 3, 2016

9:40 pm A motorist reported that the operator of a motor vehicle was tailgating her while driving aggressively on Wood Street. Officer Jacob Campbell checked the area with a negative find.

9:38 pm A fifteen year-old from Jackson Street reported that a resident in her neighborhood accused her and her friends of playing “ding dong ditch” and then proceeded to chase after them. Two officers responded to speak with them.

8:54 pm A resident of Davis Road reported that her neighbor stolen her telephone companies equipment and computer modem. Two officers responded to write a report.

8:39 pm A caller from Newbury Street complained about a neighbor playing loud techno music. Officer Jacob Campbell spoke with the involved party who turned the music down.

6:21 pm Officer Philip Powers issued two citations for fire lane violations on Hayden Rowe Street.

5:36 pm A Spring Lane resident reported that while she was on a phone call she heard the involved party yelling at someone in the background, then the call got dropped. Two officers checked and spoke with the resident.

4:37 pm A resident of West Main Street reported receiving a voice-mail from the IRS stating she owed back taxes.

4:25 pm Officer Peter Booth arrested a 48 year-old male from Holliston, on Cedar Street for a Warrant.

12:44 pm A caller reported that a motor vehicle, with no tail lights, was being operated erratically on East Main Street.

11:24 am Officer William Burchard spoke with caller who had questions about a restraining order.

10:21 am A West Main Street resident reported an IRS scam.

9:26 am A caller reported that two men drew some obscene drawings on her vehicle. Officer William Burchard responded to write a report.

7:43 am A caller believed that he lost his wallet at a West Main Street location.

Hopkinton Teen Named All-American Academic by U.S. Lacrosse

U.S. Lacrosse, the national governing body for the sport of lacrosse, has named Hopkinton resident Noah Keates an All-American Academic for 2016. A senior at Bancroft School in Worcester, Noah earned this prestigious designation for a combination of exemplary lacrosse skills and sportsmanship on the field, high standards of academic achievement in the classroom, and significant contributions of service to his school and community. “Noah is a great example of the all-around student we have on our team,” said Bancroft Athletic Director Steve Kelley. Noah will be attending Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME, this fall, majoring in political science and music. (Photo by Karla Cinquanta)
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Vanessa Anderson Bilello selected as next

Hopkins Elementary School Principal


June 6, 2016 — Hopkinton Public Schools’ Superintendent, Dr. Cathy MacLeod, is delighted to announce that she has offered, and Vanessa Billello has accepted, pending successful contract negotiations, the position of Principal of the Hopkins Elementary School. In the past two years, in her role as Assistant Principal of Hopkins School, Ms. Bilello has become well acquainted with the Hopkins School community and has begun to build meaningful, positive relationships with children, parents, staff and administrative colleagues.


Ms. Bilello holds a Master of Education in Organizational Management from Endicott College, and a Master of Education in Moderate Special Needs Education from the Boston College Graduate School of Education. Her undergraduate work was in Political Science/Education, completed at Wellesley College.


Pending successful contract negotiations, Ms. Bilello will assume the role of Hopkins School Principal on July 1, 2016.

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June 4, 2016 — Two ambulances and two cruisers arrived on Grove Street for a medical response on Sunday.

Dancin' in the Street

June 5, 2016 — "The Dancing Man," Justan Strong, and the Jodi Palmieri Dance Company from Let's Sing, Dance, Act! arrived at their destination after dancing all the way from 77 West Main Street. One of his daughters is a student.


Broken Axle

June 5, 2016 — Fortunately, the axle fell off of this Ford pickup at a low speed, rather than on Route 495.


The Dancing Guy, Justan Strong, Explains Himself

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State Police Arrest Connecticut Man for Large Capacity Firearm


June 4, 2016 — This morning at about 2:05 a.m., troopers assigned to a Saturation Patrol / Sobriety Checkpoint on Hall of Fame Avenue in the city of Springfield observed a blue 2009 Audi traveling westbound toward the checkpoint. Troopers stopped the Audi and arrested the operator for possessing a large capacity firearm.  The operator was identified as DOMINIC CAULEY, 22 of Hartford, CT.



As a result of an investigation and search of the motor vehicle a 9mm Sig Sauer P228 firearm loaded with 3 rounds of ammunition in the magazine was located inside the vehicle.



CAULEY does not possess a license to carry a firearm in Massachusetts.



CAULEY was placed under arrest and transported to the Springfield Barracks for booking. He was transported to the Hampshire County House of Correction where he will be held pending his arraignment in Springfield District Court.



Sergeant’s Gibbons and Fitzgerald, along with Trooper’s Martinek, Pinkham and Latino assisted Tpr Hean during the motor vehicle stop.



CAULEY was charged with the following offenses;

Possession of Large Capacity Firearm

Carry Ammunition w/ Firearm

Receive Stolen Property +$250

Possession of Large Capacity Feeding Device

Intoxicated while Carry Firearm

Equipment Violation

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Timlin 5k Event is Filling Up FAST!  
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JUNE 18, 2016 at 8:30am

Join us for the Family Fun Day immediately following the race:
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Doreen J. Ball-DiFazio, 60


HOPKINTON - Doreen J. Ball-DiFazio, 60, died Thursday, June 2, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of Tony DiFazio, to whom she was married for 27 years. Born in Middletown, CT, she was the daughter of the late Eugene F. and Dorothy E. (Barrett) Ball.

She was a 1983 PhD graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and worked as a materials science engineer at Helix-Brooks Automation for 33 years. She was a member of the St. John's Choir, The Hopkinton Summer Band, and Chorus pro Musica of Boston. She served as a Girl Scout Leader for Troop 2235 and she was a boating enthusiast all her life.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughters Cristina A. DiFazio and Jessica M. DiFazio.

The funeral will be held Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. from the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 20 Church Street. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street. Burial will be private. Calling hours at the funeral home are Tuesday, June 7, 2016 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Donations may be made to Dana Farber Melanoma Treatment Center, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.


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Above, a few minutes from Friday's Graduation. Hear a beautiful song performed movingly by Courtney Forsmo, Abigail Hennigan, Gwendolyn Maginnis, Grace McLaughlin. And then we fast-forward to the Graduation Declaration.



Dems Win Recount

Supporters of Jennifer Flanagan along with Mass super delegate Kate Donaghue of Southborough and Massachusetts Democrats attorney Theresa Walsh following the recount in Town Hall for the position of a member of the Board of Health. Jennifer Flanagan won again. The celebration was in Bill's Pizza

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Incident Log Updated June 3, 2016

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-23


The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.
14 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.
58 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.
3 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.
4 Disabled Motor Vehicles.
5 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.
5 Times the Police participated in Community Relations or passenger safety.

Incident Log

Thursday, June 2, 2016

11:05 pm A 911 caller from Singletary Way reported someone walking around the outside of their residence then ringing their doorbell. Two officers responded to check the area but did not locate anyone.

9:13 pm An employee of a South Street business reported a possible family dispute and that a customer saw someone get punched then two vehicles leave the area toward Upton. Two officers responded to check the area and speak with the customer.

7:16 pm A resident of Hidden Brick Road reported her mailbox being destroyed by a motor vehicle that was traveling at a high rate of speed. Officer Peter Booth responded and wrote a report.

6:59 pm A Lakeshore Drive resident reported vehicles parked near Amherst Road causing a hazard. Sgt. Matthew McNeil checked the area but did not see any violations.

6:57 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil spoke with an individual who had questions regarding a parking ticket he was just issued.

6:05 pm Sgt. Matthew McNeil issued parking tickets at EMC Park.

9:08 am A walk-in spoke with Officer Alex Cruzvergara regarding stolen packages.


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

6:00 pm Officer John Corridan advised that an employee of a West Main Street business told him that a male party walked behind the building and urinated on the wall.

4:34 pm A female caller reported that her vehicle was hit while she was at work on West Main Street. Officer John Corridan responded and advised that the other operator left their information under the windshield.

11:39 am A 911 caller reported an erratic operator on West Main Street. Three officers checked the area with a negative find.

8:19 am Sgt. Scott vanRaalten shut down a work crew who had an unauthorized detail in the roadway on Frankland Road.

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