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Fire Being Investigated

June 26, 2016 — A residential structure on the Whitehall Peninsula was destroyed yesterday by a fire that is being investigated. At least one witness has reported that three youths were seen running from the scene after what sounded like laughing, and fireworks exploding. HopNews will add to this story as facts become available.

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Stubborn Fire

June 27, 2016 - Crews from Hopkinton Fire Department an the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are working to subdue a stubborn brush fire at Whitehall State Park. Contributed

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Fruit Street Area Flush Cold Water


Please be advised that the Fire Department had to utilize a Fire Hydrant in the Fruit Street area Sunday evening to fight a fire. You may notice some discoloration in the water, through out town. You may need to flush your cold water line to help clear your pipes.
Eric J. Carty Water-Sewer Manager
Hopkinton Water-Sewer Dept.

Structure Fire*

June 26, 2016 - A brush fire, believed to be started by some youths who were seen running away by a witness, was put down on the Whitehall peninsula where the town purchased acreage several years ago. There remains one home on the peninsula, where equipment and crews from surrounding towns pitched in to stop the spread of the flames.
*Correction: The fire was a structure fire, and not as previously reported in this cutline.


Battle in the Burroughs

Hopkinton's U12 A softball team won the Battle in the Boroughs Tournament this weekend with wins over Nipmuc, Tewksbury, Enfield, CT (two games), Hopedale, and an 11-1 victory over Seekonk in the championship game.

front row, left to right: Cat Dacey, Kaitlyn Breslin, Carly Stevens, Siena Harrigan, Jasmine Battikha, Kelsey Breslin, and Sabine Demartino

back row: head coach Jen Breslin, Tara Kester, Grace Prucher, Greta Field, Charlotte Cann, Katherine Morse, and assistant coaches Jeff Morse and John DeSimone

missing from photo: Caroline DeSimone. Photo by Jean Caan.

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Lady is a 15 year old shitzu. Went missing Wednesday June 22, at approximately 5:30pm from 8 Commonwealth Ave. She was last seen near the beginning of Center Trail. Wearing a red collar with tags. If found please contact Corrie Mercer at (631) 949-XXXX. Thank you.


Chief of Police Edward Lee Says Incidents Not Connected


I just want to make it clear that my detectives and the SRO are thoroughly investigating both incidents and there is no nexus between the school incident and the recent graffiti. We are confident that they are separate incidents.  We will continue to investigate the vandalism, and work with the school department on educating students on hate and disrespectful language.  Hopkinton 

~Chief of Police, Chief Edward Lee.


Kudos to AD Eric Karkel


I’d like to take this opportunity to thank outgoing Hopkinton High School Athletic Director Eric Karjel. As a lifelong Hopkinton resident I have been lucky enough to personally know all of HHS’s Athletic Directors. From de facto AD John Carey, to legendary Athletic Director and educator Aubrey Doyle through Mr. Karjel the HHS athletic department has grown from a handful of sports played by a few dozen student athletes to more than 25 varsity sports, over 60 teams and many hundreds of participants.


Mr. Karjel has been the AD for nearly 100 Tri-Valley League titles, many Divisional and State titles, a Boston Globe Dalton Award for single year excellence and numerous TVL Sportsmanship awards.


His coaches and student athletes may best remember Mr. Karjel for his many emails of uplifting and inspirational stories and quotes, his congratulations after big, or small wins and his consolation and advice after tough losses. But mostly I will remember Eric’s call to inform me I had been appointed the Head Varsity baseball coach, and his two calls telling me someone else would be the next Varsity Football coach. I felt certain after each of these calls that Mr. Karjel had overseen a fair process and he and the High School administration had chosen the person they felt was best for Hopkinton’s student athletes.


Eric Karjel will be missed but I am sure that his legacy, and that of all our previous Athletic Directors will keep athletics an important part of Hopkinton’s educational goals.


Thank you Eric.


Mark Stickney

100 Main Street

June 26, 2016

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A Sidewalk to Nowhere?

I refute thee thusly:

by Robert Falcione

At a Board of Selectmen's meeting in 2015, 2 or 3 people got up during the public hearing to complain about a sidewalk planned for Rafferty Road. The people favored keeping trees and having people continue to walk in the street. They claimed it was a "sidewalk to nowhere," which would ruin the view of the canopy due to the trees needing to be cut to achieve its construction. This writer spoke in favor of the Rafferty walk at that meeting, explaining that it went to the State Park, and would serve especially well, the age-restricted community that Legacy was planning to build, because fishing was a good grandparent/grandchild activity. It leads to a trail that circles the Hopkinton Reservoir.


The above helmet-mounted 5 minute Go-Pro video by 16 year-old David Antaki riding his mountain bike, takes us down the length of the sidewalk, the entrance to the shore, some of the trail, where it comes back out onto Wilson Street, as well as the finish at the dam. Hold onto your seats on the last part, because it is like a roller coaster ride. David was on the trail riding his bike for 15 minutes before reaching the dam, and so the full video is actually three times longer than the clip we present here.

NOTE: Please forgive the glare from the low Sun. We only had a small window left at the end of the day to do the job.

Sheriff Koutoujian welcomes Attorney General Healey for official tour of Middlesex Jail & House of Correction

BILLERICA, Mass. – Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian recently welcomed Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey to the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction for a tour and discussion primarily focused on behavioral health and addiction recovery programs.


“Attorney General Healey has been a tremendous leader in addressing the issues of addiction and behavioral health here in the Commonwealth,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “We truly appreciated the opportunity to have the Attorney General visit and spend time speaking with our staff and inmates about the innovative programs we have initiated to address these very issues. I look forward to continuing to work with Attorney General Healey on these and many other public safety initiatives.”


In 2015, 43 percent of all individuals entering the custody of the Middlesex Sheriff required medical detoxification, while 46 percent reported a history of mental illness.


“As we are all too aware, our state is struggling with a devastating public health and safety crisis, so it is more important than ever that we improve access to mental health care and addiction recovery services,” AG Healey said. “The work being done at the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction is critical in tackling this epidemic from all angles, and I am proud to have Sheriff Koutoujian as a partner in these efforts.”


In addition to meeting with administrators and staff during her visit, Attorney General Healey spoke with inmates participating in addiction treatment programming, as well as in the Housing Unit for Military Veterans – the first such unit specially designed for incarcerated veterans in the Commonwealth.

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It's Official!


June 26,2016 — Last Wednesday, members of the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce held a groundbreaking at 1 Lumber Street to celebrate the completion of the Gateway Green, a private endeavor that has transformed a drab asphalt median strip on West main Street into a welcoming centerpiece of Hopkinton. Above from left, Town Manager Norman Khumalo, Scott Richardson Principal and founder of GRL Architects, Peter Mezitt, President of Weston Nurseries, Selectmen Chair Brian Herr, UniBank Vive-President/Hopkinton Branch Manager Doris Hamburger, and State Representative, Carolyn Dykema.


Coming Sunday: A Sidewalk to Nowhere?

We asked for a budding videographer to take up the task of refuting the claim that the sidewalk on Rafferty Road from Legacy Farms North goes to nowhere.
Tomorrow, Sunday, we will present his bike ride from the sidewalk to somewhere, and it is somewhere special! Check it out tomorrow.

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Hopkinton Hillers Set New School and Tri-Valley League Records at Nationals.

Ten athletes from the Hopkinton Hillers Girls Track team qualified and competed at the New Balance Nationals held June 17th-19th in North Carolina. Annie Feather competed in the freshmen triple jump. Jacqui Barnes, Sarah Glidden, Abby Fischer, Lauren Ness, Ashley Donnelly, Caitlyn Halloran, Emily Mastroianni, Taylor Velazquez, and Isabelle Giordano all competed in relays over the three days.

Pictured are the athletes who set the school and Tri-Valley league record in the 800 Medley and Sprint Medley: Emily Mastroianni, Isabelle Giordano, Caitlyn Halloran, Taylor Velazquez and Ashley Donnelly.


State Police Arrest New York Man with Large Quantity of Fireworks in Sturbridge


STURBRIGE - June 23, 2016 - Yesterday at 7:50 p.m. Troopers Kenneth Hanchett (82nd RTT) and Stephen Hazelton were on route 84 in Sturbridge when they observed a vehicle driving without lights on.  After stopping the vehicle they found the driver, Ralph Green, 38, of New Rochelle, NY, had a suspended license. Green was also driving a leased vehicle that he was not authorized to drive. An inventory of the vehicle revealed the trunk loaded with 86 different fireworks as well as $4,700. Green admitted he was bringing the fireworks back to New York to sell. Green was arrested and his bail was set at $540.

Green was charged with:


  1. Operating on a suspended license
  2. Use of a motor vehicle without authority
  3. Operating without headlights
  4. Selling fireworks


We Would Like To Remind People That All Fireworks Are Illegal in Massachusetts

The possession and use of all fireworks by private citizens is illegal in Massachusetts. This includes Class C fireworks which are sometimes falsely called “safe and sane fireworks. Class C fireworks include sparklers, party poppers, snappers, firecrackers, spinners, cherry bombs and more. Sparklers burn at 1800ºF. It is illegal to transport fireworks into Massachusetts, even if they were purchased legally elsewhere. Illegal fireworks can be confiscated on the spot.

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Hopkinton Teen Receives a "National Security Language Initiative for Youth" Scholarship


 Above, HopNews Editor Robert Falcione displays both sides of a collectible post card he produced for April 15, 1996, the date of the one hundredth running of the BAA Boston Marathon, gifts for scholar Rahul Krishnan. Rahul will bring the post cards to China next week as gifts, one of many he is bringing, from Timothy Kilduff, Director of the 26.2 Foundation, and from the Town of Hopkinton as a gesture of goodwill.


June 24, 2016 —As part of a US State Department program, 15 year-old Hopkinton resident Rahul Krishnan has been awarded a scholarship to visit Xiamen, China and live there for six weeks to learn Mandarin in an immersion environment.

        A Massachusetts native, Raul is a sophomore at Worcester Academy, who has "a passion" for mathematics and is part of Worcester Academy's Math Team.

        He is also an athlete, a member of the  varsity Cross Country, Wresting and Tennis teams. He skis and plays soccer for fun.

        Rahul is also part of the school orchestra, and hopes to be part of the school's Jazz Band next year.

        Below, Rahul and parents. Father Ram, Rahul and mother Priya display some of the Hopkinton-based, Boston Marathon-related gifts he is bringing to share with new friends he will be making.


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Incident Log Updated June 24, 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, or outside Police agency.

10 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.


Incident Log

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

10:21 pm A caller reported losing her wallet in the restroom of a Main Street gas station. The wallet was recovered and brought to the police station.

8:49 pm A caller reported a suspicious male in his backyard. Officer Matthew Santoro responded to write a report.

7:20 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Matthew Santoro regarding an incident that happened earlier in the day.

7:04 pm A resident of Patriots Boulevard reported a suspicious person on a motorcycle in her driveway had just left the area. Two officers caught up with the motorcycle and spoke with the operator.

5:55 pm A Trevor Lane resident reported receiving a scam IRS phone call.

4:39 pm A caller from Winter Street reported receiving a scam voice-mail from an anonymous group threatening that the Hopkinton Police would come after him unless he pays.

3:36 pm A resident of Victory Lane reported receiving a scam voice-mail.

2:45 pm Two officers responded to West Main Street to speak with a man who was making threats.

12:37 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Peter Booth regarding harassment.

11:59 pm Officer Alex Cruzvergara spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle who was dragging the rear bumper on West Main Street.

11:47 am Two officers stopped a motor vehicle on Main Street and spoke with the operator who was involved in a hit and run accident in Milford.

8:55 am A pedestrian reported finding a wallet on Angelo Drive.

7:47 am Multiple callers reported that a vehicle on Colella Farm Road was egged.

6:28 am A caller reported that a company on Fruit Street was running their trucks in violation of the town by-law. Officer Jacob Campbell responded to speak with them.

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Busty and the Bass in France

June 24, 2016 — Busty and the Bass, a favorite band of HopNews as a result of its trumpet player, Mike McCann, making our acquaintance as the bugler at the monthly Bugles Across America veterans' salute in Hopkinton since he was around 13 years-old. They just finished up performances in France, the centerpiece of which was an appearance at a Festival called Nuit Boreale which was a part of the Fete a Musique which occurred across Paris on June 22.

Now they are in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to play a gig tonight and then several more on the west coast of Canada. They return to play the main stage at the Montreal Jazz fest on Friday July 1. Given that is Canada Day and a Friday it's is not impossible for there to be 100K+ people at that gig. Also, they are releasing a new EP that day. (They will be releasing a full album in the fall).


Yesterday Rolling Stone France ran a small piece about them.

Contributed content included.

Hopkinton Police Release Video of Officer on Motorcycle

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One Owner, 30K, Lexus IS 250, AWD. Reduced by $4,000. Don't Miss This Chance!
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   Student Draws Swaztika in Another Student's Yearbook

Dear Parents and Guardians,


As you may know, we had an unfortunate incident mar our final day of school last Friday. The incident involved a student drawing a swastika in another student's yearbook. Once reported to Principal Keller, disciplinary procedures were immediately followed including the involvement of the police department. The fact that this incident comes on the heels of some related graffiti being investigated in our town is not lost on the School Department.


The Hopkinton Public School System is committed to maintaining a school environment free of harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. We require all employees and students to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner with respect to their fellow employees, students and all members of the school community.


We will be partnering with the police department through our School Resource Officer and additional outside resources to provide age-appropriate information and instruction aimed at increasing empathy and understanding related to hate speech and disrespectful behavior.  This is in keeping with our focus on social-emotional well being and helping students make responsible choices. The things that we write, say and do, not only hurt other people, but also reflect much about our character.


Even though we are on summer vacation it is important that we stand united as a community in addressing issues that violate the core values that make Hopkinton a wonderful place to live in.




Cathy MacLeod and the Hopkinton Leadership Team


Just Below the Radar

June23, 2016 — This painted turtle at the Legacy Farms South pond is travelling with only his eyes and nose above the water (Please note the water line around neck). The photo has been brightened to reveal the rest of the animal below the surface, much like polarized glass would do.


Please choose the photo below to go to the HCA site and see much more, and with active links.

Club Gets Full Liquor License
The lower level of the approved Hopkinton Tennis and Swim Club is pictured below in a plan presented to Selectmen on Tuesday evening. The upper level (Not shown) features a lounge, where members and friends may socialize, or then move to the pool area, where there will be a portable bar for that section. The Selectmen approved the license with conditions that were agreed upon by the proponents. The club expects to have 1,400 members the first year of opening.


June 23,2016 — Male red-winged blackbirds are usually spotted above a marsh or swamp area, being territorial and checking out any intruders. Above, a male is retracting his wings after landing on a cyclone fence by the pond. The female red-winged blackbird is not black, but brown, and has no red color on its wings.


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Incident Log Updated June 20, 2016

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



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

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

19 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

4 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.



Arrest Log Here


Incident Log

Monday, June 20, 2016

7:24 pm A caller on Elm Street reported that she lost an iPhone with a pink case.

6:34 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Brian Sanchioni regarding a scam.

4:04 pm A Woodview Way resident reported receiving an IRS scam phone call.

3:46 pm Multiple callers reported that the traffic lights at an intersection on West Main Street were not working. Two officers responded and reset the lights.

2:43 pm A caller from Rocky Woods Road reported that a resident's identity had been compromised. Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with the resident.

11:53 am A resident of Wood Street reported that all four of his Donald Trump signs had been stolen from his property.

Monday, June 20, 2016

10:40 pm A resident of Elm Street requested that an officer speak with her older son about punching holes in the wall of their house. Two officers responded and spoke with both parties.

10:12 pm A caller reported that a motor vehicle was parked in a handicapped spot on Woodview Way. Officer Peter Booth spoke with the operator and had him remove the vehicle.

10:05 pm A walk-in advised Officer Peter Booth that he would be at EMC Park taking pictures of the moon.

8:28 pm Officer Brian Sanchioni stopped a motor vehicle on South Street and subsequently arrested a 24 year-old male from Milford for a Warrant and also charged him with Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

5:48 pm A Spring Street resident reported receiving a scam voice-mail from the Department of Treasury.

4:38 pm A resident reported that a pickup truck, with teenagers inside, were setting off bottle rockets out of the vehicle while driving on Hayward Street. Two officers checked the area with a negative find.

2:58 pm A caller on Davis Road reported two vehicles parked in front of a neighbor's home. She was advised that the vehicles were parked in spaces and its only enforced if parked in a fire lane or handicapped spot.

10:00 am A caller reported that someone spray painted profanity in the parking lot of the athletic fields on Fruit Street. Officer Stephen Buckley responded to write a report and advised that the Highway Department was able to remove it.

7:51 am The Westborough Police Department reported that a tractor trailer unit, which was involved in a hit and run accident, traveled into Hopkinton on Wood Street. Officer Stephen Buckley checked the area with a negative find.

7:45 am A caller from Legacy Farms South reported that his excavating company machines had their windows smashed with rocks, possibly over the weekend.

6:05 am Officer Brian Sanchioni wrote a report of spray paint in front of a Wedgewood Drive residence.

5:15 am A caller reported that a truck was dumping lawn mowers out of the bed and into the roadway on West Main Street. Two officers responded but could not locate the vehicle.

12:49 am A resident of Elizabeth Road reported a “ding, dong, ditch”. Two officers checked the area with a negative find on anyone suspicious.

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Dear Editor,
On behalf of the Sharon Timlin Memorial Event Committee, and the Hopkinton Running Club we would like to thank everyone that supported us at the 13th Annual Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K Race and Family Fun Day. The enthusiasm, generosity and spirit of the day were amazing. The town of Hopkinton has embraced this event and has shown us what a philanthropic and cohesive community we live in. It was bittersweet as we remembered those who are no longer with us, but also celebrated everyone that was present and that we are hopeful for a cure for ALS. Rich "Ratt Kennedy", president of the Angel Fund and recently diagnosed with ALS, ran the event in great time and was so very grateful for the town's support. Mike Timlin and his family joined us and and the entire Timlin family expressed gratitude for the event and the Hopkinton community. The family fun day field was full of smiling faces and it looked like everyone was having an exceptional day, enjoying the games, crafts, raffles, food, band etc…

Congratulations to all the athletes that participated in the event. We had runners and walkers of all ages that completed the 5K. We also hosted our first color run which was a huge success and enjoyed by elementary school children.

Thank you to the 250 plus volunteers that came and volunteered their time at the event. A specific thank you to the Ignite Leaders of Hopkinton middle school who all volunteered along with our many other student and adult volunteers.

A very warm thank you to the Hopkinton Public Schools, and all the teachers that participated in the dunk tank, the Hopkinton Police Department, the Hopkinton Fire Department and the Board of Selectman for donating their time and supporting our efforts to such a great extent.


All money raised will go directly to the Angel Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for ALS and supporting the medical research of Dr. Robert Brown and his colleagues at UMASS Medical School.  We are still receiving donations, but the preliminary numbers indicate that we will be donating over $150,000 toward ALS research. 

Thank you to all of our sponsors, from:


    Abbie Rosenberg and Dave Krueger,  Event Directors

Committee Chairs:   Colleen Allen, Stephanie Whelan, Dawn Mercier, Kara Dion, Kathy Younis, Gail Welsh, April Galaneck, , Marc Salois, Tracy Logan, Diane Kosheff, Hannah Krueger, Lee Schortmann, Maureen Holmes, Michelle Kinsella, Ellen Rutter and  Courtney Pinto. 


Recognitions for Police, Promotion for Fire Department Official, at Selectmen's meeting

Above from left, Det. William Burchard, Patrolman Arthur Schofield, Officer Peter Booth, Sgt. Aaron O'Niel all received commendations for savings lives in the course of their duties. Officer John Moran also received one, but could not attend.


June 21, 2016 — Chief Edward Lee, far right, brought his police officers before the Board of Selectmen this evening for their roles in saving lives. Chief Lee said that all of the Hopkinton Police Officers are Emergency Medical Technicians. He added that they had administer Narcan just the other day to reverse the fatal effects of an overdose.


Below, newly promoted Lt. William Krause is pinned by his son, who is following a firefighting career himself, as Director of Town Operations Elaine Lazarus looks on.

Free Pasta Dinner at St. Paul’s June 29


HOPKINTON, MASS. (June 21, 2016) – The June Community Pasta Supper at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 61 Wood Street (Rte. 135) will be held at 5:30 p.m. on June 29.  All are welcome to this event, which is being supported by the churches of the Hopkinton Christian Service Connection.    This pasta supper is held for the community on the last Wednesday of every month. 


The meal will feature pasta (gluten free available), vegetarian tomato sauce, meatballs on the side, green salad, bread, beverages, and dessert. 

The pasta supper is free, although donations will be accepted.  File photo.

Massive Changes to Downtown - Selectmen to Receive Update Tonight
(Red text and arrows added by HopNews for illustration, orientation purposes)
See entire  conceptual plan from Ash Street to Wood Street here

by Robert Falcione

June 21, 2016 — The plan above is an excerpt from what the town calls a "conceptual" plan of changes to the Downtown from Ash Street to Wood Street. Click on the link in the headline to see the entire plan. We have attempted to point out a few changes whose writing cannot be seen in this size plan, upon which there is no engineering stamp, and no compass heading.

         This writer has lobbied for years, attending every possible hearing and charrette, for the plan to include an extension of the southbound lane on Cedar Street to include halving the sidewalk in front of the Post Office to make room for an extended queue lane for a right turn approaching the light . As it stands, the queue is only two car lengths long. The conceptual plan shows the lane extended a few car lengths, but not as long as this writer has been suggesting.

         Another queue that is inadequate is the westbound left turn onto Grove Street, where the few cars that want to make that turn must wait for many vehicles going straight to move ahead. If someone is dreaming of a dedicated left turn there, dream on, because the vehicles will not be able to reach it unless they travel on the wrong side of the road like they do now, or they go over the painted yellow "island." 

         Note the extra lane heading west at that light, that merges after the light in a space where there are now parking spaces. Note on the larger plan the exclusion of many other spaces as well as the installation of "bump-outs" to enhance safety and shorten the distance for people using crosswalks.

         In addition, there are new bike lanes, not in the middle of the road as in previous plans, but between the parking, in some places, and the curb.

         In this section of the plan,  the parking lot for the new CVS, owned by Crosspoint Associates, shows the spaces nearest the road on the eastern side of the lot as gone, to make way for the straightening of the intersection. We understand the town has been in negotiations with Crosspoint over the acquisition of the land by the town. To learn more and see the entire plan, from Ash to Wood, choose the link in the heading — or attend the Selectmen's meeting tonight.


Once in a Strawberry Moon

June 21, 2016 — Last night's Strawberry Moon, it is written, was the first since 1948. The photo above was sharpened to bring out the craters on the horizons.
We left in the red dot to the right of the Moon, unsure if it is a digital artifact, or the spearhead of an alien invasion of Earth. We hope it is the former.


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2016 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from June 13, 2016 - June 20, 2016
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
11 Davenport Lane unit 6 Nancy B. Gibbs Revocable Trust, Nancy B. Gibbs $625,000 June 20, 2016 Crosswinds Hopkinton LLC
3 Bridle Path Stephen E. Leavey, Mischa M. Leavey $687,500 June 20, 2016 Crama LLC
10 Canterbury Lane Diana H. Gadsby, Ryan P. Gadsby $1,375,000 June 20, 2016 Paul Myerson
4 Joseph Road Justin T. Klotsche, Megan Klotsche $617,500 June 20, 2016 Lee A. Doucette
8 Morningside Lane unit 216 Sunny V. Savaliya, Prathima Savaliya $484,180 June 17, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
10 Morningside Lane Jose L. Lobon Dominguez, Melanie Michelangeli $479,200 June 17, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
56 Pinecrest Village Drive Saravanan Krishnaraj, Sowmya Sharma $262,000 June 17, 2016 Susan Odegaard
2 Wood Street Store Master Funding XI LLC $9,878,750 June 17, 2016 Walker Realty LLC
12 Morningside Lane unit 218 Aditya Ambardekar, Ankita Sudhir Godbole $476,840 June 16, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
11 Bowker Road Joshua Cahn, Marrin Cahn $1,150,000 June 16, 2016 Christopher C. Sullivan, Denise M. Sullivan
9 Tammer Lane Pramod Kumar, Sharmita Das $764,900 June 16, 2016 Massachusetts Residential Nominee Services LLC
9 Tammer Lane Massachusetts Residential Nominee Services LLC $764,900 June 16, 2016 David K. Schmit, Wynn E. Schmit
240 Algonquin Trail Kelly A. Paulson $380,000 June 16, 2016 Steven C. Gilmore, Kathleen C. Gilmore
19 Kathryn Drive Robert Gilfillan, Marie Gilfillan $640,000 June 15, 2016 Kelly Paulson
45 Orchard Road Michael Adorno, Kerry Adorno $690,000 June 15, 2016 Joshua Cahn, Marrin Jones Cahn
160 Arrowhead Circle Chang Liu $362,000 June 15, 2016 Wen Dai, Hansong Huang
42 Algonquin Trail unit A Mihir Ayachit, Yash Patil $312,000 June 14, 2016 Brenda S. Bruyere
287 Cordaville Road Keith J. Orlan, Amy C. Ronan $530,000 June 13, 2016 Isabel E. Geesey, Max E. Geesey
45 Carriage Hill Circle Peter Marcus, Jolene Marcus $634,000 June 17, 2016 Joan K. Tofias 1991 Family Trust,
Joan K. Tofias, James B. Tofias
6 Harris Drive Patrick O. Gammell, Elaine M. Gammell $599,900 June 17, 2016 Peter J. Martin, Cameron C. Martin
5 Whistler Lane Sven Harmsen, Andrea Harmsen $825,000 June 17, 2016 James J. Noone Jr., Judith Noone
14 Pine Hill Road Chambers Family Trust LLC $425,000 June 14, 2016 Archana Lavania, Ravindra Chakravadhanula
70 Main Street Todd Genovese, Nancy Genovese $310,000 June 20, 2016 Ronald R. Charpentier, Jan Gregory-Charpentier

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Incident Log Updated June 20, 2016

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



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

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

29 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

7 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

6 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

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

Incident Log

Sunday, June 19, 2016

6:13 pm A caller from Granite Street reported that his car window had been smashed.

5:15 pm A caller reported that vehicles were parked in violation at EMC Park. Officer Brian Sanchioni responded and issued seven parking tickets.

4:06 pm A caller on Turnbridge Lane reported possible harassment. Two officers responded to write a report.

1:42 pm Officer John Corridan responded to Cedar Street to assist with traffic build up going into the State Park.

1:25 pm A walk-in reported that a truck had been repeatedly parking on the sidewalk overnight on West Main Street.

1:14 pm A caller complained about illegally parked vehicles at EMC Park. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and issued parking citations.

12:04 pm Two officers responded to South Street for a crime prevention action.

10:22 am A 911 caller reported that their dog was stolen from their vehicle while in a convenience store on West Main Street. Two officers responded to view the security cameras.

8:42 am Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with multiple workers regarding a noise complaint on East Main Street.

4:24 pm A caller reported being run off the roadway by a black dodge heading towards Upton. Officer John Moran checked the area for the vehicle with a negative find.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

11:43 pm A caller reported a suspicious, possibly intoxicated male on Lumber Street. Three officers responded to speak with him.

10:32 pm A 911 caller from Woody Island Road reported hearing fireworks going off by his neighbors. Two officers responded and confiscated their fireworks.

9:53 pm A bar manager on Wood Street reported that vehicles parked in their lot for a neighbors party and wished to have them removed. Two officers responded and advised the owners to move their vehicles.

9:41 pm A resident of Winter Street was upset that she kept hearing gunshots. Three officers responded and advised that it sounded like fireworks in the area.

9:12 pm A caller from Pond Street reported hearing gunshots. Two officers responded and believed that it was from the rod and gun club.

8:26 pm A caller was wondering about parking on Pond Street to do some overnight camping on the island on Lake Whitehall. Officer John Corridan advised them that there was no overnight parking in the park or camping on the island.

5:59 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Brian Sanchioni regarding a misplaced passport.

3:40 pm A caller reported that a vehicle was parked, obstructing the roadway, on the opposite side of Winter Street. Officer Brian Sanchioni located the operator and had them move their vehicle.

3:15 pm A Stagecoach Way resident reported that he believed his daughter and boyfriend were upstairs but were not allowed on the property. Two officers responded and advised that they left the property.

1:05 pm A caller reported that a man, wearing long pants and a sweatshirt, was walking down West Main Street in the middle of the roadway. Two officers responded and spoke with him.

11:28 am An employee of a Main Street gas station reported that a customer was refusing to pay for gas. Officer Arthur Schofield spoke with the individual who stated that the employee did not know how to use the machine for a credit card and would walk across the street to take cash out of the ATM.

10:24 am A resident of Woodview Way reported that her sons yearbook had been vandalized.

9:48 am A Blueberry Lane resident reported that his mailbox and flower pots had been vandalized. Two officers responded to write a report.

2:48 am The Milford Police Department requested to be on the look out for a SUV with extensive front end damage. Two officers responded and helped locate the vehicle just over the Upton town line.

Friday, June 17, 2016

11:16 pm A resident complained about a loud party on Blueberry Lane. Three officers responded and spoke with the home owner.

10:03 pm A caller from Woodview Way reported that a motor vehicle's alarm had been sounding for several hours. Officer Matthew Santoro responded to speak with the vehicle's owner.

6:25 pm Officer John Moran spoke with a resident regarding a piece of paper that was found on their property and advised them it was a drawing of emoji's.

6:07 pm Officer John Moran issued a handicapped parking violation on West Main Street.

5:35 pm Officer John Corridan spoke with an individual regarding a child custody situation.

5:09 pm A caller reported receiving an IRS scam phone call.

4:31 pm Officer John Corridan issued a parking citation on West Main Street.

3:30 pm A 911 caller from A Street reported that a black sports car was speeding through the neighborhood. Officer John Corridan checked the area but the vehicle was gone upon his arrival.

3:04 pm A motorist reported that the operator of a motorcycle passed vehicles on the sidewalk on West Main Street. Two officers spoke with the operator who stated that the motorcycle stalled out and he pulled to the side of the road to get it restarted.

1:21 pm Officer Arthur Schofield stated that he issued a citation to a motor vehicle that was left unoccupied in the middle of the roadway on West Main Street.

11:21 am Officer Arthur Schofield responded to Walcott Street to follow up on a previous complaint but advised that no one was home.

10:45 am A caller reported that a youth, on a bright green mountain bike, was yelling profanity to passerby's while riding up and down Hayden Rowe Street. Officer Arthur Schofield checked the surrounding area with a negative find.

8:30 am A caller reported that a contractor was blocking traffic while doing road work without a detail officer on Frankland Road. Officer Thomas Griffin responded to shut them down for the day.

Personal Services 
Arrest Made in Fatal Shooting in Dracut

DRACUT - June 20, 2016 - Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Dracut Police Chief Kevin Richardson have announced that Davanni Curran, 22, of Lowell has been arrested in connection with the homicide of a 31 year old man that occurred early yesterday morning at a residence on Methuen Street in Dracut.

The alleged incident occurred during a party at a residence. The victim was fatally shot in the chest outside the residence. The victim was transported to Lowell General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The identity of the victim is still being withheld at this time pending next of kin notification.

Curran has been charged with murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a loaded firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition. He will be arraigned today in Lowell District Court. 


Water Use Restrictions

 To ensure that we have adequate water to meet fire protection and our daily essential needs we need everyone’s cooperation. With the extremely dry conditions that we have been experiencing over the last several weeks, it is imperative that everyone follow the water use restrictions.


Please remember that lawn sprinklers are only permitted twice per week by precinct and there is no lawn watering on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday.  Please check our website for details.
~ Eric Carty, Water Sewer Manager

Land Shark

June 19, 2016 — One of the favorite attractions at the Timlin Race/'Family Fun Day is the dunk tank. Above, the individual in the tank is holding his nose as he was sent crashing feet-first into the tank. To see a super-sized photo of the start, scroll down, and to see many, many more photos by Jonathan Goldberg, choose this link.

State Police Arrest Revere Man for Assault and Civil Rights Violations

REVERE - June 19, 2016 - Massachusetts State Police have arrested a Revere man who swung a hammer at a group of African-American and Hispanic young men and teenagers on Revere Beach today, hitting one of them. The man shouted racial slurs during and after the attack.

Troopers arrested GIANPAOLO M. CERRETANI, 24, after they were called to the area of the beach near the Bandstand at around 4:20 p.m. by a witness, who reported that a man was swinging a hammer at beachgoers.

During a preliminary investigation, troopers learned that CERRETANI allegedly took a football from a young child. The group of Hispanic and African-American young men and teenagers took the football from CERRETANI and gave it back to the child.

At some point CERRETANI then allegedly became enraged and began wielding a hammer and swinging the tool at the group while shouting racial slurs at them.

One of the group, an 18-year-old Hispanic man from Lowell, was struck by the hammer, suffering minor injuries.

As numerous troopers rushed to the scene, the group of youths and young men got the hammer away from CERRETANI and subdued him.

When troopers reached the fracas, they placed CERRETANI, who was bleeding from cuts on his head, into handcuffs while they interviewed victims and witnesses. After troopers had CERRETANI cuffed, he shouted another racial slur and an obscenity at one of the group, and also shouted at troopers, calling one of them a “pig.” He shouted to a trooper, “I’ll take you too.”

As troopers began escorting CERRETANI to the back of a cruiser, he attempted to resist being placed in the cruiser. He was taken under guard to Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett, where he was treated. CERRETANI also called an African-American security guard at Whidden a racial epithet.

CERRETANI was then brought to the State Police Barracks on Revere Beach where he was booked on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon; assault with a dangerous weapon; civil rights violation; threats to commit a crime; disorderly conduct; and resisting arrest.

A bail clerk set bail at $1,040 cash. As of this writing he had not posted bail. CERRETANI is expected to be arraigned tomorrow in Chelsea District Court.

Troopers recovered the hammer at the scene. Troopers have asked CERRETANI where he got the hammer but he has refused to answer.

The victim who was hit by the hammer, the 18-year-old from Lowell, refused medical transport. In addition to that victim, the rest of the group  attacked by CERRETANI consists of several other males ranging in age from 16-20. They are residents of Boston and Everett.

No further information is expected to be released tonight.


Spy vs. Spy

June 19, 2016 — Two young great blue herons are appearing a bit like the Spy vs. Spy characters in the old Mad Magazine cartoon (The birds are looking at a third bird that is in the nest in the shadow of the sun in Oxford today).


Eye Candy

June 19, 2016 — This bird flew past during the shot the photographer was preparing of some great blue herons, and then became the shot. Google is a great help identifying birds with just a description in the search field. This rarely seen bird with a black mask, yellow-tipped tail feathers and brilliant red markings like an LED display on its wings, is a cedar waxwing.

Family  Stuff



Fatal Shooting in Dracut

DRACUT - June 19, 2016 - The Middlesex District Attorney's Office, Massachusetts State Police and Dracut Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 31 year old man that occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m. at a residence on Methuen Street in Dracut. The victim was transported to Lowell General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The identity of the victim will be release pending next of kin notification. No arrests have been made. This remains an open and active investigation.

Personal Services 
Whoooo Goes There?

June 19, 2016 — John Ritz shares this young owl he photographed on Pond Street.
Fresh from the Farm on Sundays, and every other day, too!


Sneak Peek at 110 Grill

June 18, 2016 — 110 Grill opened their doors Saturday night and people flooded in, invited to take advantage of the hospitality of the new restaurant at 1 Lumber Street; and as a trial run for the staff. The eatery-drinkery offers a contemporary flair with a no-nonsense friendly atmosphere, as well as great food and drink.
Below, the outdoor gas fire pit and seating area.

Personal Services 


June 18, 2016 — This frog didn't even have time to duck as the sparrow pushed off its position on the rock and flew to another at Weston Nurseries' water feature. They likely compete for the same food type.

Family  Stuff



Hiding Place

June 18, 2016 — This amphibian's bright green color  is muted under the water, making it less visible to enemies. And like reptiles, it eyes, ears and mouth are just  above the surface, keeping its profile even lower. Photographed today at the Weston Nurseries' water feature.


Mulch Fires

June 18, 2016 — Above, another of several mulch fires in median at the Gateway Green to keep the fire and police busy the last couple of days. The cause is a mystery to this writer, because Fire Department personnel did not answer the telephone this evening.

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