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Live 4 Evan Event close at Hand


Barbara Girardi, Pat Mahon and a patient at Boston Children's Hospital whom they met at last Saturday evenings Live4Evan dinner at Yawkey House.  Live4Evan provides a dinner on a quarterly basis to the patients and their families who utilize Yawkey House for short and long term stays during their treatment at Boston Children's Hospital.  It is part of the overall mission to provide aid, assistance and funding for pediatric cardiac research and care and the patients who are affected by it.   

The annual and primary fund raising event "The Live4Evan 5K" will take place on Saturday September 10th at 9:00 a.m. starting at EMC park and concluding behind the Middle School.  Please see our website Live4Evan.org for further details. Contributed content.



I am pleased to inform the citizens of our town that we are again putting on a Lumberjack Contest on September 18, 2016. If you were unable to attend last year's event, this will be another opportunity for you to participate in a unique sport not found in many athletic programs. Those who competed during our 300th celebration, win lose, or draw, are to be congratulated for persevering through cold and ice pellets.

This year's format will be different. The morning contest 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. will be for you to test your skills and compete for a lst place trophy. A strictly amateur show, you can sign up for events the morning of the contest.

The afternoon contest will be for people who compete on a regular basis throughout the country, and will be invitation only. Many of these participants will arrive in time to assist you with the amateur events.

A new twist from last year. Amateurs who win the axe throw and pulp toss events will be allowed to compete in the afternoon for prize money.

Date: September 18, 2016 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Place: Loop Road field 12-13

Amateur Events:
Axe throw men's and women's
2 person x-cut Jack & Jill Jack & Jack Jill & Jill
Bow saw men's, women's
2 person pulp toss
Log Roll age 10 and under
Disc Stack age 8 and under

Afternoon Events:
Modified chain saw
Jack & Jack / Jack & Jill x-cut
Axe Throw
Bow Saw
Underhand Chop
Pulp Toss

-- Joe Regan

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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.

38 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Property/Building Checks.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

2 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

3 Noise Complaints.

1 Incident of Breaking and Entering.

1 Parking Violation.

2 Incidents of Larceny.

2 Incidents of Fraud.

2 Incidents of Lost Property.

1 Incident of Identity Theft.

Incident Log

Sunday, August 21, 2016

10:28 pm A caller reported that someone was driving up and down Hayden Rowe Street, yelling profanities. Officer Matthew Santoro checked the area but did not hear anyone suspicious.

8:53 pm A resident of Bowker Road reported someone rang their doorbell then ran away. Officer Matthew Santoro checked the area with a negative find.

5:33 pm A caller reported that a person was putting signs up on a bridge on Fruit Street. Officer John Corridan advised the individual to take down the signs.

2:42 pm Officer John Corridan advised that he came upon a large amount of trash that was dumped on the side of North Mill Street. A message was left for the DPW to remove it.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

5:45 pm A caller reported an abandoned canoe on Lakeshore Drive. Officer John Corridan responded and advised that it was in a parking lot with paddles in it.

Friday, August 19, 2016

4:42 pm While Officer Peter Booth was serving court paperwork on Apple Tree Hill he subsequently arrested a 43 year-old female from Hopkinton on a Warrant.

2:52 pm Multiple callers reported that the traffic lights on South Street were flashing. Officer Peter Booth responded to reset them.

2:47 pm A resident of Fawn Ridge Road reported a suspicious incident involving her daughter coming home to find a man parked in front of their house. Officer Philip Powers responded and spoke with a landscape contractor on the scene.

1:30 pm A caller reported an on-going traffic complaint on South Street.

10:59 am A caller reported an abandoned backpack on Old Farm Road. Officer William Burchard responded and advised that the backpack was no longer there.


State Police Arrest Man for Placing Pen Camera in DCR Staff Bathroom


August 22, 2016 - State Police on Saturday arrested a DCR Park Ranger who allegedly set up a pen camera to illegally videotape women using a unisex employee bathroom at the Houghton’s Pond Bathhouse in Milton.

RAYMOND F. McKINNON, 30, of Hyde Park, is charged with multiple counts of secretly electronically videotaping, photographing, or surveilling persons in a state of partial nudity, and possession of and placing a device to violate wiretap laws.

Troopers on July 30 began an investigation into illegal videotaping of employees after another employee who was using the staff bathroom noticed the pen, with a small green light flashing, in the bathroom, positioned in the area of stacked milk crates containing supplies.

A DCR employee turned the pen over to State Police. After reviewing images captured on the pen and conducting interviews and additional investigative measures, troopers established probable cause to suspect McKINNON as the person responsible for placing the camera in the bathroom.

At 4:23 p.m. Saturday, State Troopers from Troop H located McKINNON at his residence and placed him under arrest. He was transported to the State Police Barracks in Milton, where he was booked. He was held on $50,000 cash bail. He is expected to be arraigned today in the Quincy District Court.

At this point the investigation indicates that the alleged crimes were isolated to McKINNON.



H.Clinton Vaughan, 46

H. Clinton Vaughan, 46, of Hopkinton, MA, died August 12, 2016. Born August 13, 1969 in Manhasset, NY, he was the son of Karen G. Simonsen (deceased) and Homer Vaughan. He is survived by his most treasured and loving children Lily and Conor, sisters, Katherine, Margaret and Elizabeth, niece Emma, and caring friends across the country.

Clinton graduated from Avon Old Farms School in CT (1988), and then went on to study business at Syracuse University (1992). He had an adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit which enabled him to start his own belt business before graduation. His professional career also took him to the restaurant management business in New York City followed by a successful career in finance with Salomon Smith Barney and EMC.

Clinton will be remembered for living life large and with great enthusiasm. He made friends wherever he went, and kept them throughout his life. He was an avid windsurfer, skier and art collector. Above all else he was a devoted and caring father. His two children were the jewels in his crown, and his happiest days were when they were together. They were the pride and joy of his life.

A memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 23rd at 10:00 am at Saint John the Evangelist Parish at 20 Church Street, Hopkinton, MA. There will also be services on Friday, August, 26th at 2:00 pm at the Congregational Church of Manhasset (1845 Northern Blvd.) followed by a reception at the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club. Please, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Rusk Rehab at NYU Langone Medical Center. Attention H.Clinton Vaughan. Contact Erica J. Campbell at 212-404-3594. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore funeral home of Hopkinton.

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton & Surrounding Towns

New Transactions from August 17, 2016 - August 22, 2016
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
26 Falcon Ridge Road Lael E. Rudd, Jennifer Rudd $740,000 Aug. 19, 2016 Sara K. Minor
6 Sylvan Way Anthony E. Cinelli, Jennifer A. Cinelli $1,200,000 Aug. 19, 2016 Thomas Coen
17 Forest Lane unit 13 Cynthia Courtney $412,000 Aug. 19, 2016 Claire M. Welch
6 Wild Road Steven Souza, Colleen Souza $925,000 Aug. 19, 2016 Ella Jean Dipietro
5 Davenport Lane unit 3 Thomas J. Garabedian, Dora V. Garabedian $625,000 Aug. 19, 2016 Crosswinds Hopkinton LLC
153 High Street David Teller, Judi Teller $234,000 Aug. 22, 2016 Brendan Burke
151 High Street Brian M. Bowman, Mary Elllen Bowman $533,810 Aug. 19, 2016 Brendan Burke
58 Arrowhead Circle unit 104-B Venkata Sreekanth Yeddula, Madhuri Yeddula $340,000 Aug. 18, 2016 Jimy Shah, Esha Shah
135 Algonquin Trail unit A Cely Downing $356,000 Aug. 18, 2016 Joshua Wang, Amanda C. Wang
271 America Boulevard unit B Sailaja Karri, Srinivasa Reddy Sathi $376,000 Aug. 18, 2016 Dan Katz
6 Hill Top Drive Providence Place Properties LLC $180,000 Aug. 18, 2016 Nationstar Mortgage LLC, LRES Corp
105 Grove Street Elizabeth Jefferis $372,000 Aug. 17, 2016 Jonathan W. Graves, Kely J. Graves
First Amendment Wins

August 21, 2016 - Hopkinton Republicans Roy Testa and Craig Hurlbut were challenged for affixing Trump signs to the Cyclone Fence on the Fruit Street Bridge overlooking Route 495 and within eyeshot of the Mass Pike ramps. Hopkinton Police received a complaint and responded to speak with the individuals. In addition, a State Trooper happened by — it is unknown if he was dispatched — and kicked it up to a higher authority. He told the men, according Mr. Testa, that they could hold the signs, but not affix them to State property. They felt it was a win for the First Amendment guaranteeing freedom of speech.
         Mr. Testa, a retired Ashland Police Sgt., said that while a police officer, he never expressed himself politically, not wanting his position to make anyone feel uneasy if they disagreed. But now as a private citizen, he can express himself freely, he said.
         The men detached the signs, held onto them with their hands while waving to the river of steel passing beneath them, and received a respectable amount of approving horn beeps.



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96 Year-old Berlin Man in Fatal Route 495 One-car Crash

August 21, 2016 -At 3:22 p.m. numerous 911 calls reported a one vehicle crash on the Route 495 northbound ramp at exit 26 in Berlin. Troopers from the State Police Barracks in Leominster responded and located a 2007 Ford Focus which had struck the rock wall on the ramp. The operator, a 96-year-old Berlin man, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The on-ramp to Route 495 northbound was closed for approximately one hour during the accident investigation. Troopers from the State Police barracks in Leominster, the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the Crime Scene Services Section and the Worcester State Police Detective Unit responded to the scene to assist with the crash. Also responding to assist were Berlin Fire and EMS, MassDoT and the Medical Examiners office.


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

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

16 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Incidents of Vandalism.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

2 Times the Police participated in Community Relations, Crime Prevention Activities or Passenger Safety.


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Incident Log

Thursday, August 18, 2016

11:51 pm A Wedgewood Drive resident reported several vehicles turning around in a bad spot in front of his house. He then stated that they were vehicles for a neighbor who was having a party.

10:04 pm A 911 caller reported a suspicious vehicle parked on East Main Street with its lights off. Officer Alex Cruzvergara checked the area with a negative find.

4:26 pm A resident of Heidi Circle reported that there was a white van with three males parked outside of her neighbors house who have not been home in months. Two officers spoke with them and advised that they were doing gutter work.

3:22 pm A caller from Fruit Street reported a suspicious person coming to their door. Officer Brian Sanchioni checked the area with a negative find.

9:35 am Multiple callers reported the traffic light on South Street was malfunctioning. The light company was notified.

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Rita Ann Frollo, 80

Rita Ann Frollo, 80, of Northbridge and formerly of Hopkinton, passed away August 19, 2016. Born in Windber, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Margaret (Voyteko) and John Frank Verostick. She was the wife of the late Andrew (Andy) Thomas Frollo.

Rita was an avid Pittsburgh Sports fan, she loved sitting in the sun, beaches, crossword puzzles, and loved being with her family.

She is survived by her children, Gloria (Cris) Wylie and her husband Frank of Hopedale, Andria (Candy) Bagley of Derry, NH, Tammy Frasier and her husband William of Douglas, George “Randy” Frollo of Worcester, Kim Ledoux and her husband Brian of Mendon, Robynn VanBuskirk and her husband Peter of Marlborough, as well as her brother, Robert Verostick of Winder. She also leaves behind 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her siblings, Gloria, Mary, Betty, Judy, Johnny, Joe, and James.

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 22nd from 4-7p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 23rd at 11:30 AM at Saint John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart Association, American Cancer Society or Kidney Foundation.

Hopkinton Vets Breakfast

2 September 2016, 0900 hours

Dear Vets and Friends:

     Good chow ... chipped beef ... it's here again at the Senior Center.  Seasoned Vets, it seems, begin lining-up at first light for an 0900 hours mess.  It's worth it!  Come, and start the morning with good friends.

     Tribute will be paid to comrades who passed-on during last month; those who are on "sick call" will be acknowledged.  It will be a generous gesture to pay a visit to one or more of our ailing comrades.  

     Memories of military events that previously occurred on September 2nd will be shared.  Other announcements will keep you current with veterans' activities in Hopkinton.


     A free breakfast is available to anyone who correctly answers the monthly baseball quiz:  Three MLers hit HRs as teenagers and after their 40th birthday.  Ty Cobb and Gary Sheffield are two of them, who is the third?

     Any veteran with transportation difficulties should call Amy Beck on/before 31 August 2016, 508 497-9730.  Please encourage other Vets to attend the breakfast.

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

     See you Friday.  Out.

Hank Allessio


Last Night
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Todd A. Anderson

      Coventry, RI – Todd A. Anderson, 31, of Coventry, RI, died August 17, 2016 in Naples, Florida. He was the loving son of Timothy T. Anderson Sr. and the late Sandra M. Anderson.

Todd was born September 15, 1984 in Sharon, CT. Todd graduated from Hopkinton High School, Hopkinton, MA and attended the New England Institute of Technology studying videography. Todd was an avid supporter of the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and Boston Celtics even though he spent his childhood in Westchester County, New York.

Todd is survived by his father, Timothy Sr., Tammy and Timothy Jr. He is also survived by his two Grandmothers: Queenie Anderson and Helen Riley.

His family included numerous aunts, uncles and cousins who will miss him dearly: Gerald & Nancy Anderson and their sons, Jake, Eli and Jesse, John and Queenie McCaffrey and their children, Elizabeth and John Jr., Brigetta D’Olivio and her children Dakotah, Chloe and Lexi, Bernadette Anderson, Edward & Ellen Osika and their children Noelle and Edward Jr, Michael Anderson and Terra Tigno and his children Kyle, Connor and Michael Jr., Matthew & Michele Anderson and their children Jack, Emily, Abigail and Hunter and Luther and Tonianne Anderson and their daughter Kylie. He will also be missed by Kevin and Lisa Riley and their daughters Kara and Alissa, Larry and Barbara Riley and their two sons Patrick and Kyle, and Tim and Lisa Riley and their children Matthew and Lauren.

A service will be held at the St. Bernard’s Church in Sharon, CT on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. with a burial immediately following at Hillside Cemetery in Sharon, CT. Arrangements are under the care of www.KennyFuneralHomes.com  .All other services are private


From Town Clerk. Open until 5:00 pm for voter registration
Today, Friday, August 19th, is the last day to register to vote for the State Primary on September 8th. With the registration deadline, the Town Clerk's Office will hold extended hours until 5:00 P.M. this evening. Please come to the Town Offices and speak with us if you still need to register or if you wish to change your political party enrollment for the State Primary. If you are unsure of your registration, please give us a call at 508-497-9710 and we can check for you.
From Parks and Rec:
August 16th, swimming at Sandy Beach prohibited until further notice. Recent storms have created unsafe levels of bacteria in the water. We are retesting the water and hope to have the beach reopened on Friday afternoon.


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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, or outside Police agency.

13 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

  2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

  1 Community Relations Incident.

  2 Animal Calls.

  1 Incident of Larceny

1 Incident of illegal dumping.


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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

12:00 pm Multiple agencies assisted Hopkinton Police Narcotics Division in arresting a 34 year-old Hayden Rowe Street resident on Walcott Valley Drive. In his possession, according to a press release from police, was over 30 grams of heroin. He was charged with Trafficking in Heroin.


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Hopkinton Resident Charged With Heroin Trafficking


On Wednesday, August 17, as part of an 4 month long investigation into the trafficking and distribution of Heroin in Hopkinton and the surrounding communities, the Hopkinton Police Narcotics Division, along with the assistance of the Worcester D.E.A. H.I.D.T.A., Uxbridge Police Dept., Milford Police Dept., Mass State Police and the Blackstone Valley Drug Task Force arrested 34 year old Joseph G. Neri of 116 Hayden Rowe Street and charged him with trafficking in Heroin.


At the time of his arrest Mr. Neri was in possession of over 30 grams of Heroin, with a street value of $3000.00, packaged for sale and distribution. Also seized was an undisclosed amount of cash. Mr. Neri was booked at the Hopkinton Police Department and released on $750.00 bail and will be arraigned in Framingham District Court this morning. At his arraignment Mr. Neri’s bail was increased to $2,000 and he was held. Detective Greg Deboer was the lead Detective and made the arrest. ~ Contributed Content


Two TT Units Collide - Results in Life-Threatening Injuries

August 18, 2016 - At 0230 hrs today on Route 90 Eastbound in Auburn at the 91 mile marker a tractor-trailer unit rear-ended a second tractor-trailer, that one a flatbed trailer carrying building materials.


The operator of the Volvo tractor that struck the other truck from behind was entrapped in the cab and extricated by emergency responders. That operator, a 59-year-old New Jersey woman, suffered serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to UMass Medical Center Lakeside. The operator of the flatbed TT, a 57-year-old Virginia man who was driving a Freightliner tractor, suffered minor injuries and was also transported by ambulance to an area hospital.


All eastbound lanes were closed for just over an hour, and partial lane closures remained in place until 7:35 a.m. The crash remains under investigation. No further information is being released at this time.



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

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

14 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

  2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

  1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

  1 Parking citation.

  1 Incident of Larceny



Tuesday, August 16, 2016
7:20 pm A Blueberry Lane resident reported an attempted credit card scam.
11:05 am
A caller reported that her daughter's permit was lost on Sunday.
10:44 am A caller reported that the lights on South Street Street were flashing, potentially causing a dangerous traffic situation. The DPW notified the traffic signal company.

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton & Surrounding Towns
New Transactions from August 9, 2016, 2016 - August 16, 2016
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
14 Cedar Street Douglas Sulser $357,000 Aug. 16, 2016 Virginia Pitcher
109 Winter Street H Long Corporation $320,000 Aug. 16, 2016 Margaret Maroney, Estate of Edmund J. Maroney
4 Connelly Hill Road Andrew L. Donohue, Erin M. Donohue $974,900 Aug. 15, 2016 Alexander Saporoschetz, Susan M. Saporoschetz
128 Lumber Street Di Ma $665,000 Aug. 15, 2016 Tia L. Yezzi
9 Paul Revere Path unit 8D Dhruti Kalathia $392,000 Aug. 15, 2016 Jean I. Damico, Lauren N. Damico
6 Glen Road Ryan M. O'Donnell, Caitlin D. O'Donnell $695,000 Aug. 15, 2016 Kathryn T. Rumrill
12 Huckleberry Road Samuel L. Israel, Susan D. Israel $745,000 Aug. 15, 2016 Michael Preite, Jonica L. Preite
6 Paul Revere Path unit A Rajat Garg $383,000 Aug. 12, 2016 Nadereh H. Khaki
34 Hillcrest Drive David E. Breiding, Sylvia M. Breiding $265,000 Aug. 12, 2016 Kenneth E. McNally, Tricia L. McNally
7 Holt Street Rajeev Cheemalakonda, Madhuri Dabeeru $482,500 Aug. 12, 2016 Thomas J. Hession, Thomas J. Hession Sr., Diane R. Hession
44 Proctor Street Christopher B. Walkiewicz, Rebecca D. Ahern Walkiewicz $608,000 Aug. 12, 2016 Patricia H. Gosselin
2 Walcott Street Alveraz Hinton $236,000 Aug. 11, 2016 Benjamin M. Hehn, Alexandria C. Ellis
4 Lakepoint Way unit 2 Michael Hurkmans, Karen Hurkmans $670,357 Aug. 11, 2016 Bruce D. Wheeler, Maspenock Woods Realty Trust
9 Davenport Lane unit 5 Arthur Massicott, Jacqueline Massicott $650,000 Aug. 11, 2016 Crosswinds Hopkinton LLC
87 Elm Street Slottje Elm Street Properties LLC $1,775,000 Aug. 11, 2016 Thomas A. Hills Sr., Thomas A. Hills,
Sandra Lyn Harvey, T & T Realty Trust
10 Macarthur Road Patrick Mannetho, Carole J. Kuehl-Mannetho $295,000 Aug, 16, 2016 Todd Sudmyer
10 Crestwood Drive Michele Divito $545,000 Aug. 16, 2016 Rodolfo Dimatteo, Filomena Dimatteo
151 Leland Farm Road Ashley Tiberio, Jonathan Brennan $247,000 Aug. 15, 2016 David J. Carroll, Faith Z. Carroll
11-13 Church Court M&S Partners LLC $295,000 Aug. 15, 2016 Joel A. Newton
15 Queen Isabella Way unit B Nagasudha Madhuri Kolachalam,
Jagadeesh Kumar Sastry Kalle
$439,900 Aug. 12, 2016 Freedom Village Realty LLC
197 West Union Street David I. Darmoni, Samantha L. O'Neil $315,000 Aug. 11, 2016 Deborah J. Wildt
381 America Boulevard unit B Isidro Morais, Janet Morais $407,000 Aug. 11, 2016 Sarah Zohn
449 America Boulevard Betsy N. Bellar $435,000 Aug. 9, 2016 Louisiana Purchase Realty LLC
Boston Road Christopher M. Lamy $5,000 Aug. 16, 2016 Phyllis A. Cavan, Estate of Celia C. Capone
Boston Road Christopher M. Lamy $5,000 Aug. 16, 2016 Lisa Capone-Condon, Capone Family Trust
Boston Road Christopher M. Lamy $5,000 Aug. 16, 2016 Charles T. Capone
271 Cordaville Road Peter Edwards, Cordaville Road Realty Trust $380,000 Aug. 15, 2016 Dianne L. Drummey, The Anne L Nix Family
Irrevocable Trust
201 Parkerville Road Kendra C. Frary $475,000 Aug. 15, 2016 Stephen A. Miller, Patricia A. Miller
9 Ted Lane Di Chen, Rui Zhang $515,000 Aug. 15, 2016 Kendra Frary, Adam Rubin
26 Woodbury Road Sehoon Kim, Mijin Lee $444,000 Aug. 12, 2016 Muhammad Arshad Khan, Farhana Rashid Khan
19 Parkerville Road Arion Dako, Elena Dako $440,000 Aug. 11, 2016 Mark C. O'Sullivan, Ellen Orla Daly
16 Meeting House Lane unit 22 Ravikanth Lakkapragada, Aparna Nadupalli $536,000 Aug. 11, 2016 Benjamin T. Stevens, MH Farm Trust
8 Meeting House Lane unit 1 Chad Bouchard $435,000 Aug. 10, 2016 Amelia Braun, Michael Braun
5 Hillside Avenue Colt Realty LLC $205,000 Aug. 9, 2016 Susan F. Rosenthal, Samuel R. Rosenthal
59 Pine Hill Road Bryant C. Martin, YingYing Wang $680,000 Aug. 9, 2016 Thomas Bhisitkul, Jacqueline B. Bhisitkul
28 Elm Street Peter Covino, Sarah A. Covino $400,000 Aug. 16, 2016 Paul F. Covino, Anne E. Covino
69 Ridge Road Kristina L. Low $450,000 Aug. 12, 2016 Joyce Sandvik
74 Fiske Mill Road May Ratay $360,000 Aug. 12, 2016 Edward D. Hannon, Carolanne Collins
36 Knowlton Circle unit C Xiaosong Wang $288,000 Aug. 12, 2016 Ganesh Perumalla, Garataiah Perumalla
12 South Street Constitution Properties LLC $100,000 Aug. 12, 2016 Elizabeth E. Lavergne, James D. Carroll,
Elizabeth Lavergne Family Trust
147 Hopkinton Road Adam J. Reitz Jr., Patricia R. Reitz $340,000 Aug. 10, 2016 David G. Bird


August 17, 2016 - The photo above could have been taken in the 1940s, a time when sepia-tone prints were popular. However, it was taken last weekend at Hopkinton State Park and given a sepia tone.


West Roxbury Fatal Crash

 August 17, 2016 - At 5:39 p.m. yesterday, troopers assigned to the State Police Barracks in Milton responded to calls of a one vehicle crash on Enneking Parkway at the Entrance to Stony Brook Reservation in West Roxbury. Troopers located a 2000 Chevrolet pickup that had veered off the roadway and struck a tree. The driver of the vehicle, a 44-year-old Dedham man, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The passenger in the vehicle suffered serious injuries and was transported to Brigham and Women’s Hospital by Boston EMS.


Troopers from the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section, Suffolk State Police Detective Unit and Troop H Detectives are assisting with the investigation. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. The identity of both occupants is not being released pending notification of family members.


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

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

68 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

  1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

  0 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

  0 Parking citations.

   2 Community Relations of Crime Prevention Activities

  2 Incidents of Larceny

                               5 Animal calls

                               1 Incidents of Vandalism



Monday, August 15, 2016

9:10 am Officer Philip Powers assisted at an accident scene on Route 495. One patient was transported to Milford Hospital.


Sunday, August 14

1:58 am Officer Linda Higgins reported illegal dumping on Cedar Street.


Saturday, August 13, 2016

8:00 pm Officer Brian Sanchioni responded to the report of a passerby of illegal dumping on the Loop Road.

7:19 pm An anonymous male caller reported an individual leaving a West Main Street establishment talking to himself that he was going to shoot people. He was gone on arrival, but surrounding towns were warned to be on the lookout for a hot rod type vehicle with no hood.


Friday, August 12, 2016

8:09 am A Valentine Road resident reported a raccoon in the yard, which climbed a tree when Officer Powers arrived. However, when he and Sgt. vanRaalten arrived again at 10:30 am one of them euthanized the apparently sick animal.

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Happy Together

August 15, 2016 - These turtles at Bloods Pond are Happy Together today after the rain dropped some water into their habitat.

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Uncommon Occurrence
Lightning Strikes on Common! Kills Power to Fountain, Doughboy Lights, Walkway Lights

 August 15, 2016 - During last night's storm, a powerful bolt of lightning struck a stately old maple tree, blowing off some of its bark, and following nearby underground wiring all the way to the electrical panel on the other side of the gazebo, affecting all of the loads attached to it, according to Parks and Recreation Director Jay Guelfi and electrician Jack Kenney, who will be repairing the damage. One of the electrical users attached to the panel is the pump for the Claflin Fountain, adding one more problem keeping it from flowing and robbing the townspeople of the joy they experience when it is running.


August 15, 2016 - In this shot taken from the Town of Hopkinton-owned Lake Maspenock Dam a young lady jumps off of her boat, while Sandy Island provides the backdrop during yesterday afternoon's blazing heat..
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Last Sunday Concert on the Common of the Season

August 14, 2016 - Above, The Infractions (4 of 6) jam out at the last Parks and Rec Sunday Concert of the season.
Below the Claflin Fountain looks great from the top, and from the bottom. Mouse-over to see who is looking at the bottom.


Have a Fun Ride on the "Old" and New Legacy Farms Roads in Under 2 Minutes!


From Ashland Fire Twitter:
August 14, 2016- "Eng 2 responded mutual aid to Southborough for this house fire on Michael Circle. The house was fully involved on arrival."

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Accidental Essential

August 14, 2016 - According to the experts, bees pollinate plants, which is essential to the reproduction of the plants, entirely by accident as they collected nectar and pollen for their young.


A Drop in the Bucket

August 13, 2016 - The Hopkinton Reservoir spillway is the background for a cloudburst that drove the patrons out of the state park Saturday aftenoon, but didn't last long enough to add any significant rainfall to the aquifers.

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Beam Me Up

August 13, 2016 - Art on the Trail has had a couple of spontaneous pieces appear from artists determined to be a part of the exhibit's success. The piece above is near the Loop Road. Another is near the Main Street end.


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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.

54 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

  1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

  3 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

  0 Parking citations.

   3 Community Relations of Crime Prevention Activities

  1 Incidents of Fraud

                               3 Animal calls

                               1 Incidents of Vandalism





Incidents (August 9 - August 11, 2016)

  Thursday, August 11, 2016

9:46 pm Officer Brian Sanchioni stopped a 27 Year-old from Westborough on Wood Street near the access road and placed him under arrest on warrants and for a Motor Vehicle Lights Violation, Marked Lanes Violation, Motor Vehicle Operator Refusing to Identify Self, Operating a Motor Vehicle With a License Suspended.


12:33 pm Officer Philip Powers spoke with an individual regarding harassment and advised it is a civil matter.

Family  Stuff



More Damage to Art


August 13, 2016 - More damage to Art on the Trail on Center Trail. Someone has stolen the heads of these interactive sculptures. It is not only the damage to the individual works of art, but to the entire project, which suffers from speculation that in the future, someone will vandalize existing art, or dampen the enthusiasm of those who would exhibit.  To see how someone might use the exhibit above, please see the video invitation, recorded before the damage.



Personal Services 

Middlesex Sheriff’s Office warns of arrest scam


MEDFORD, Mass. – The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO) is today warning residents of ongoing telephone scams in which perpetrators are posing as deputy sheriffs. “In recent days, we have received multiple reports of individuals threatening arrest for failure to pay outstanding bills or fines,” said Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian. “These are scams. No member of this office, or any legitimate law enforcement agency, will ever threaten arrest in such a manner.” In each case, the caller claimed to be a deputy sheriff, providing the recipient of the call with a name and badge number, and indicating either a warrant or a complaint had been issued for the individual’s arrest. Fortunately, in each of the recent cases reported to the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office, the recipients of the calls recognized them as scams. “For more than two years we have been warning residents of these growing arrest scams,” said Sheriff Koutoujian.


“It used to be that scammers preyed on people’s hopes, but today they are preying on their fears. By educating and alerting residents to these scams they can better protect themselves and their hard-earned money.” With an increase of these arrest scams, the MSO is offering the following tips: • Never give out your Social Security number or date of birth to anyone who contacts you; • Never provide any financial information (bank account, credit card numbers); • Never purchase a product (MoneyPak cards, gift cards, etc.) to pay a debt; • If a caller phoning about financial issues identifies themselves as a member of law enforcement, get their name, hang up the phone and call Information or look up the agency’s main telephone line. Then call the main number, ask for that officer by name and remain on the line to speak with them, but always remember a legitimate member of law enforcement will never demand money. Residents who receive similar calls in which individuals identify themselves as MSO deputies may contact the MSO’s Digital Forensics Unit at 978-495-7417 and are also encouraged to contact their local police department.

Register Today! 4th Annual Live4Evan 5k
Saturday, Sept. 10,2016  9 am  EMC Park
Run or Walk! Bring Your Friends!
New this year: Babysitting available during the race.
Family Fun & Cornhole Tournament after the race on the Middle School Field.
All proceeds to support Live4Evan's mission to provide housing options to families of cardiac patients traveling to the Boston area for medical care.
Register at: http://live4evan.org/

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August 12, 2016 - Drought-doubters might check out any body of water in Hopkinton and see how low the water level is, like at Bloods Pond, above, where this egret (?)  poses in front of a rock that illustrates the high-water mark.


An Iliad, the Award Winning Play, in a radical staging

outdoors at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts


Homer’s epic retold for modern times, complete with trucks, drones, campfires and more

(August 11, 2016 - HOPKINTON, MA) — The Hopkinton Center for the Arts presents the site-responsive staging of the spellbinding play, An Iliad, produced by award-winning New York producer Brad Learmonth and directed and designed by James Blaszko.

An Iliad, by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare
adapted from Homer’s Iliad,
translated by Robert Fagles
Produced by Brad Learmonth / Brad@Large
Directed and Designed by James Blaszko
Starring Patrick Vincent Curran
Featuring Courtnee Roze

An Iliad unfolds in unlikely and poignant ways in each setting of this premiere run. After a sold out opening in a Sag Harbor junkyard, it now makes its way to Hopkinton, and uses a scattershot pile of granite slabs as its backdrop. In the waning light of day, an intimate audience of 35 gathers around a campfire to hear this breathtaking modern retelling of Homer’s classic, powerfully and singularly performed by Patrick Vincent Curran -- reflecting the manner in which Homer himself may have told the tale.

When suddenly The Poet drives up in a pickup truck, the magic of the evening begins to unfold, with the help of the muses, who appear in surprising ways. Audiences are drawn into the fateful clash between Achilles and Hector on the battlefields of the Trojan War by the unexpected use of the truck, a car and a drone, taking the story further out of the theatre and grounding it in the here and now. A litany of wars and battles, past and present, land a visceral blow to the senses that are done with deftness of humor, pathos, horror and humanity. When first presented as a work-in-progress at an historic veteran’s cemetery in Jersey City, last year, its gripping storytelling and unfolding surprises left audience members speechless.

The play, which brings sharp focus to the price of war and our current world, was written over a ten-year period in the aftermath of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Written as a means to talk about our country at war it combines the epic tale of the Trojan War with poignant contemporary references in a tour-de-force solo performance by an actor playing a character simply called The Poet. The Poet’s fate, tied to ours, is summed up in one of his early lines: “Every time I sing this song, I hope it’s the last time.” It has won numerous awards, including an Obie Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, five Craig Noel Awards (San Diego), the Joseph Jefferson Award (Chicago), the Gregory Award (Seattle) and the Elliot Norton Award (Boston).

With limited seating of 35 per show, this is going to be a ticket to grab early. Be among the first to witness this thrilling interpretation of this important work.


Zoning Advisory Committee Vacancies
The Planning Board is seeking residents interested in serving on the Zoning Advisory Committee.  

The Board is looking for residents who will be energized and committed to addressing various zoning related topics in depth, and committed to attending regular evening meetings generally from September through February.


The Planning Board is looking forward to appointing a vital, creative and energetic Committee. The work program for the Committee will be developed following a Public Forum in the fall of 2016. Terms are for one year, and no prior experience is necessary. Appointments will be made at the Planning Board meeting on September 12, 2016.


Those interested should call, email or send a letter of interest to Elaine Lazarus, Director of Land Use and Town Operations, at 508-497-9700, elainel@hopkintonma.gov , 18 Main St., Hopkinton, MA 01748 by September 6, 2016. For more information, please call Elaine Lazarus at 508-497-9700.


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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton
New Transactions from July 27, 2016 - August 9, 2016
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
2 Morningside Lane #213 Narendra Patel, Ramila Patel $506,560 August 9, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England, LLC
14 Greenwood Road Elizabeth S. Douglas, Brian R. Douglas $750,000 August 8, 2016 James L Persson, Michelle M Persson
272 Hayden Rowe Street Kristin A Slack $264,750 August 5, 2016 Robert J Taylor, Barbara J Taylor
5 Teaberry Lane Vikrant K Patil $660,000 August 5, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England, LLC
40 Pinecrest Village Hany Gad $246,000 August 5, 2016 James F Chase, Andrea Lynne Chase
65 Winter Street Bernard E Burke, Deborah L. Burke $350,000 August 5, 2016 Paul M August
18 Hearthstone Road Robert J Dourney, Nancy L Dourney $765,000 August 5, 2016 John B Murray III, Elizabeth Murray Lee       
26 Spring Street Sreejith Madhavankutty, Athira Vijayan $645,000 August 4, 2016 Daniel W Ryan, Cynthia Y Ryan
4 Morningside Lane #214 Nichenametia Karthik Kumar, Lagisetty Rashminame $486,240 August 4, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England, LLC
26 Fruit  Street Kim Harvey $250,000 August 3, 2016 Garner, Eric A, Gary R., Karl E
11 Elizabeth Road Joseph O Eagley, Alana B Eagley $790,000 August 3, 2016 Maurice Matteodo, Deborah A Matteodo
23 Cedar Street Jessica Tannar $290,000 August 3, 2016 Huijuan Zhang, Xinghui Sun
10 Wedgewood Drive Moo Young Lee, Eunjung Lee $845,000 August 3, 2016 Christopher N Tenhoor, Kristen M Tenhoor
182 Hayden Rowe Street Christopher M Wagner $527,500 August 2, 2016 Paul W Healy Jr., Trust
28 Connelly Hill Road Kelly DePaolo Horgan $1,239,400 August 2, 2016 Connelly, LLC
29 Knoll Road Amartya K Ray, Jessica G Ray $344,000 July 29, 2016 Joseph Gaied
290 Wood Street Joshua Santia, Teresa Carenza $325,000 July 29,2016 Michael S Barry, Janice LP Barry
121 Main Street Christopher H Stoppiello, Caitlyn R McDermott $320,000 July 29, 2016 Thomas A Jump, Carol A Jump
12 McNeil Circle Kevin Levey Hopkinton Trust $465,000 Jul 29, 2016 Dennis M Sullivan, Joanne Sullivan
4 Heartwood Way #145 Sujeev Velur, Divya J Chinvar $587,365 July 29, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England, LLC
14 Davenport Lane #12 Murali Krishna Segu, Geetha Dhandu Rajendran $550,000 July 28, 2016 Crosswinds Hopkinton LLC
12 Longwood Drive Ryan Boyle, Johanna J Boyle $640,000 July 28, 2016 Emma S Feheley
12 Parkwood Drive Parkwood Hopkinton Realty LLC $2,925,000 July 28, 2016 WS NV12 Parkwood Drive LL
6 Country Way Paul L Sweeney, Kathleen A Sweeney $880,000 July 28, 2016 David G Monks, Christine A Monks
11 Donna Pass Andrew J Brown, Catriona C Brown $575,000 July 28, 2016 Daniel A Gaccetta, Ruthellen Gaccetta
58 Teresa Road Ravish Sunny, Swati Prasad $550,000 July 28, 2016 Antonio L Mercado, Midy Mercado
32 Grove Street Anna K Dupuis, Sean D O'Brien $362,500 July 27, 2016 David J Larter, Justine A Lavin
Personal Services 
2015 HHS Grad, UMass student Michael Spector Thrills House of Blues with Original Music
Please watch the video and see if you agree that this Hopkinton native
is the best new original singer-songwriting talent you've seen in a long time.


New to the Hopkinton Firefighting Family

August 10, 2016 - Fire Chief (White uniform) introduced three new firefighters to the selectmen (in rear)  last evening. The firefighters, in dark uniforms from left are, Paul Finneran, Zachary Ingraham and  Arielle C. Vandette.


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