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Shir Joy Chorus Announces New Director


The Shir Joy Chorus is pleased to announce its new director, Nan A. Kaipanen Gibbons. Ms. Gibbons is also the collaborative artistic director of the Band Of Voices Community Chorus in Barre, Worcester Bedside Singers, and Wiogora School of Wonder and Wisdom, a Harry Potter Themed educational community in Worcester, MA. Additionally, Ms Gibbons teaches at the Joy of Music Program in Worcester and Nashoba Montessori School in Lancaster. An accomplished composer, arranger, and choral artist, she taught in the New York Metropolitan Opera Guild’s Urban Voices Choral Initiative for twelve years.  She is an alumna of Lesley University where she majored in art and music, and continued to earn a Master Of Education degree in Music. She also has an MA in Theology and the Arts from Andover Newton Theological School where she concentrated on Arts and Pastoral Care. She is looking forward to working with Shir Joy’s singers and their unique and beautiful repertoire.

Shir Joy’s fall session begins with open rehearsals on Mon., Sept. 26th at 5:30 pm and Mon., Oct. 10th at 7 pm.  You can meet Nan Gibbons at these rehearsals and also observe or join the chorus at those times.  Shir Joy Chorus is dedicated to learning, sharing and performing Jewish music from ancient to modern times. Founded in 2011, it is an Independent nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, funded by the Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts, the Westborough Cultural Council (a member of the Massachusetts Cultural Council), and private supporters.  The chorus is over 30 members strong, representing a dozen Massachusetts towns and cities. The chorus is non-auditioned and is open to all people regardless of ethnicity or religious background.

Although the open rehearsals are on Mondays, regular rehearsals are on Sunday evenings at Congregation B'nai Shalom, 117 E. Main St., Westborough, MA. For more information, visit our website www.shirjoychorus.com or facebook page; contact our director Nan at nanakgibbons@gmail.com or 774-261-3309; or come to an open rehearsal to join right in!


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

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

16 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

5 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

7 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

4 Parking Complaints/Violations.

1 Incident of Larceny.

3 Incidents of Fraud.

1 Incident of Lost Property.

1 Incident of Suspicious Activity.

1 Incident of Illegal Dumping.

Incident Log

Thursday, September 15, 2016

5:21 pm A caller reported that a couple of people were hanging signs on the Fruit Street bridge over Route 495. Officer Matthew Santoro spoke with an individual and advised that no signs were hung up.

4:12 pm A caller reported that an erratic operator was speeding and driving on his rims on East Main Street. Two officers caught up with the vehicle and spoke with the operator.

12:23 pm Officer Arthur Schofield spoke with a caller regarding a suspicious incident that may have been a locksmith scam.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

7:33 pm A caller reported seeing a man, dressed in dark clothing, running up the hill on Cedar Street with a child in his arms. Officer Matthew Santoro responded to check the area but could not locate him.

12:08 pm A male caller reported being accused of harassment from his mother's building manager.

10:18 am A school reported two missing children. Seven officers along with the Ashland Police Department, State Police and Air Wing responded. The children were subsequently located nearby on Paul Revere Path.


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 will be performing this Saturday night September 17th at TJ's Spirits in Ashland located on Rt. 135 on the Hopkinton line starting at 9:00 pm until midnight.  We hope to see you there. Don't forget the book about the band by local author George Leal, Waiting for the Next Applause.

Doug & Inky


Join 2,300 - plus people who have seen the video below, for a taste of singing and performing virtuosity.


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As part of the Blackstone Heritage Corridor’s “Go Explore!” program, the Friends of Upton State Forest (FUSF) and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) are co-sponsoring a hike through history at Upton State Forest on September 24. We will “Travel Through Time” to explore cellar holes, stone walls, cut stones, water crossings, early roads and other evidence of early settlement and industry. There are many layers of history at Upton State Forest, and we will discuss that as we view remnants of an earlier time.

Meet at the historic CCC Headquarters Building near the intersection of Westborough and Southborough Roads in Upton. The GPS address is 205 Westboro Rd. Registration is at 12:30 PM with the hike leaving at 1:00 PM. A liability waiver is required. Children are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Please leave pets at home, as some people are fearful. Dress for the weather, and the trail. Remember water, sunscreen, and insect repellant. This is a moderate hike with some hills and uneven footing. It us approximately 2.5 miles and should last between two to three hours.

For a notice of cancellation due to inclement weather send an email to news@friendsofuptonstateforest.org with “Go!” in the subject line. You can also call 508-278-7604 for more information.

The Friends of Upton State Forest is a non-profit group with a mission “to preserve, enhance, and protect the natural and historic resources of Upton State Forest”. They welcome new members. For more information go to www.friendsofuptonstateforest.org/   or write to them at PO Box 258, Upton, MA 01568-0258.

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

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

30 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

0 Incidents of Vandalism.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

0 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

6 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

1 Incident of Larceny.

3 Incidents of Fraud.

Arrest Log

Sunday, September 11, 2016

5:31 pm


Incident Log

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

8:00 pm A female walk-in from Woodview Way reported being threatened by her previous neighbor's son.

1:11 pm A caller reported that a confused elderly operator was all over the roadway on South Street. Officer Stephen Buckley checked the area with a negative find. The Milford Police Department was notified.

11:20 am A Clinton Street resident reported seeing a coyote act unusual. The Animal Control Officer was notified.

Monday, September 12, 2016

7:13 pm A Woodview Way resident reported receiving an IRS scam phone call.


Two Missing Children Quickly Located

September 14, 2016 -The Hopkinton Police Department is happy to announce that 2 missing children were quickly located today after reports that they had not arrived at their bus stop.  The children were found unharmed in their neighborhood.  Center School File Photo.

At  10:23AM today The Hopkinton Police Department Communications Center received a 911 call from the Hopkinton Center School reporting that 2 children were not present at school today.  The children were determined to be missing during the early attendance check.  

The children were identified as brother and sister, age 7 and 5.  It was learned that the children were last known to be going to the bus stop a short distance from their home.

Police and Fire units were immediately dispatched to both the school and the residence of the children.   Hopkinton School Superintendent Cathy MacLeod was notified.  Police Chief Lee and Fire Chief Slaman established a command post at the residence.  Additional resources were requested from the Ashland Police and the Massachusetts State Police.  Both agencies dispatched personnel and K9 units.  Chief Lee notified the Chairman of the Board of Selectmen Brian Herr.  

The children were located at 10:54AM by public safety personnel.  It was quickly learned that the children had missed the bus and did not return home.  

According to Chief Lee “I’m happy that the children were found unharmed. Today served as an excellent test of our combined response to serious incidents.  I am pleased with the way the public safety and school department worked together today.”

Chief Lee and Chief Slaman met with Superintendent MacLeod after the incident to debrief.  A formal debrief will be held next week with the administrative staff.


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Charter Review Committee to Hold Public Forum
Monday, September 19, 2016 at 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Local Cable Lower Level, 77 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA


HOPKINTON, MA (September 12, 2016) --- A Public Forum to solicit input and feedback from Hopkinton citizens regarding any potential changes to the Town’s Charter will be held on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 7:00p.m. at the  local cable studio located at 77 Main Street, Lower Level. The Public Forum will be broadcast live on local cable at Verizon Channel 30 and Comcast Channel 8. Call-in and email questions and/or input will be accepted during the broadcast at 508-625-1640 or pwaxlax@hopkintonma.gov .

The Public Forum is an opportunity specifically designed for citizens to participate in the Charter review process prior to a Special Town Meeting requested to be held on Monday, February 13, 2017. A second Public Forum will be held on December 7, 2016.

In addition, citizens are able to participate in the Charter Review process during the Community Input portion at any of the committee’s regularly scheduled meetings. Charter Committee Review Committee meetings are posted on the Town’s website at www.hopkintonma.gov . Citizen input via email can be sent at any time to pwaxlax@hopkintonma.gov .

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Original Charter Commission

September 13, 2016 - In light of its ten-year review, we take a look back at this graphical illustration of the elected founding members of the original Charter Commission, who fashioned the ten-year review stipulation into the original Hopkinton Charter. From left, (Positions at the time) Fire Chief Gary Daugherty, Beth Herlihy, former Chief of Police Bill McRobert, Chief of Police Tom Irvin, Town Moderator Dr. Bruce Karlin, Doris Carver, government teacher Nancy Clark, Commission Chair Marie Eldridge, Selectman Mary Pratt. Thanks to Hopkinton artist Ashley T.M. Jackson.

Athletic Fields Sub-Committee Members Wanted

 September 13, 2016 -  The Hopkinton School Committee is seeking applications for participation in an Athletic Fields Sub-Committee. The purpose of the Sub-Committee is to facilitate the development of a proposed athletic field master plan and make recommendations to the School Committee for any new capital projects. This will be a public committee and operate subject to the Open Meeting Law.

In addition to members of the School Committee, school administration, and town committees, the School Committee is seeking members of the public to serve on the Sub-Committee who have the following skills and background:

  • Member of the community with Communications/PR/Marketing/or Facilitator experience;

  • Member of the  community with athletic engineering and/or construction experience;

  • Member of the community with experience in athletic facility administration;

  • Member of the community knowledgeable in finance and capital projects; and

  • Member of the community at large.

Athletic Fields Sub-Committee members must be available to participate in regular meetings for the duration of the project. The Athletic Fields Sub-Committee will be expected to make presentations of its progress and recommendations to the School Committee when requested.

Community members interested in serving on the Athletic Fields Sub-Committee should submit applications to the Dee King, Athletic Director, Hopkinton Public Schools, 90 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748, for review and appointment by the School Committee.  The deadline for applications is September 23, 2016. Applications are available online or by picking up a paper copy at the Superintendent’s Office, 89 Hayden Rowe Street.

The specific tasks of the Athletic Fields Sub-Committee include:

  • Identifying current outdoor athletic facility conditions and constraints for the Hopkinton Public Schools.

  • Gathering input from stakeholder groups across the community regarding current and potential usage.

  • Gathering comparison data from comparable communities.

  • Engaging the community in a series of forums designed to raise awareness around current athletic fields conditions and constraints, and to solicit input regarding priorities for successful remediation or replacement, including the potential viability of turf fields.

  • Feasibility Study Phase: In collaboration with the School Committee, evaluate initial Feasibility Study results, incorporate identified community priorities, and recommend the most cost-effective and programmatically appropriate preferred solution for the School Committee to submit to the Town for its consideration.

  • Schematic Design Phase: Work with the team of professionals, the School Committee and the public to develop a robust schematic design of sufficient detail to establish the scope, budget and schedule for any proposed project.

  • Funding the Project: Work with the School Committee to establish the project scope, budget, and schedule.

  • Detailed Design Phase: Work with the School Committee to issue and evaluate the project RFP and recommend a construction firm to the School Committee for approval.

  • Construction Phase:  Oversee the construction work, including review of change orders


Milford Regional and Cancer Center Benefits from Annual Golf Classic

MILFORD – The 27th Annual Milford Regional Golf Classic has raised more than $200,000 to benefit Milford Regional Medical Center, while the 10th Annual WMRC Radiothon conducted in conjunction with the Golf Classic raised an historic $106,000 to benefit the Oliva Fund for Cancer Care.


The Golf Classic was held on Monday, Aug. 29 at the Franklin Country Club, with 174 golfers participating. Proceeds from the 2016 Golf Classic will support the recently completed Meehan Family Pavilion. The 78,000 square-foot building opened last year and is Milford Regional’s largest expansion to date, featuring a larger, modern emergency department, state-of-the-art intensive care unit and 24 private patient rooms.


“We are grateful to the community for their continued support of Milford Regional through our annual Golf Classic and to the volunteers who have dedicated many hours to organize this important event,” says Edward J. Kelly, president and CEO of Milford Regional. “The support we receive from this annual event will help us continue to provide top-quality care and remain the premier hospital in the region.”



Robert Wayne Fairbanks, 79

Robert Wayne Fairbanks, 79, of Hopkinton, passed away September 12, 2016 at the Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham. Born in Canton, he was the son of the late Madeline (Martin) and Alfred Fairbanks. He was the husband of 54 years to Sandra (Johnson) Fairbanks of Hopkinton.

Bob was retired from Art’s Auto Body in Hopkinton after 50 years. He was a CCD teacher as well as a marriage minister at St. John’s Church in Hopkinton and coached Little League for over 25 years. Bob enjoyed playing golf, vacationing in Maine during the summers and was an avid Boston sports fan. His grandchildren were his life.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Richard Fairbanks and his wife Jennifer of Hopkinton; his daughter, Susan Murphy and her husband James of Framingham; his brother, Arthur W. (Art) Fairbanks and his wife Anne of Hopkinton; 2 sisters, Madeline Ledin of Rockland and Sally Roche and her husband Raymond of Uxbridge. He also leaves behind 6 grandchildren, Cameron, MacKenzie, Kyle and Luke Fairbanks, and Ryan, Tara Murphy; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws and his beloved dog, Molly. He is predeceased by his son, R. Michael Fairbanks who passed away in 1986.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 15th from 4-7p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, September 16th at 10:30a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jimmy Fund in remembrance of R. Michael Fairbanks. Jimmyfund.org


GRLA Celebrates 40 Years in Business with 40 Ways of Giving Back


Hopkinton, MA—As Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects (GRLA) celebrates four decades in business, the firm is embarking on a special program of volunteering, pro bono design services, and charitable giving. Called the 40 for 40 Commitment, GRLA is working on forty initiatives that contribute to the community in a meaningful way—one for each year that the firm has been in business. At the firm’s 40th Year Celebration Gala on June 6, GRLA Principals Mike Gorman, Scott Richardson, and Steve Lewis announced the program, challenging the firm to work with 40 different Non-Profit Organizations over the course of the year, offering services, raising money, and volunteering time.

Currently, GRLA is working with the MetroWest YMCA on interior upgrades, as well as assisting the Performing Arts Center of MetroWest on relocation options, and The Boys and Girls Club of MetroWest for temporary heating options. GRLA also contributed services to the United Way’s Wheat Café in Clinton for their recent relocation project.

Since 1976, GRLA has nurtured a company culture that emphasizes service to others and working with organizations that contribute to the broader community. In addition to an extensive portfolio of corporate clients, GRLA is proud to have worked with the EcoTarium Museum, Danforth Museum of Art, Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Performing Arts Center of MetroWest, SMOC, The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, the Chestnut Hill Foundation, Advocates, and many other not-for-profit organizations that positively impact life here in Massachusetts.


Summertime Breech

September 12, 2016 - Hopkinton photographer John Collins shares another great photo, taken today,  from a Whale Watch on Boston Harbor Cruises out to Stellwagen Bank near Provincetown, Ma on Cape Cod.


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 Rep. Dykema and Rep. Gregoire Attend Technical
Rescue Training for District 14 Firefighters

Westborough, MA – The firefighters of Fire District 14, which includes the MetroWest communities of Hopkinton, Holliston, Marlborough, and Northborough, conducted a technical rescue training at a former Westborough State Hospital site on Monday, September 12th, that was attended by state and local officials, including State Representatives Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) and Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlborough), who represent communities in the district.

Rep. Dykema and Rep. Gregoire participated in a training designed to simulate a rescue from a collapsed building. This training session is one of a series of technical trainings designed to give firefighters experience and education in complex rescue situations. The regional approach, first debuted in 2008, utilizes shared resources and knowledge to ensure that firefighters are able to acquire the necessary skills given funding limitations. Rep. Walter Timilty also filed a bill, H. 3484, to create a coordinating council for technical rescues to spearhead the trainings through the Department of Fire Services, currently administered by the state Fire Chiefs’ Association.

Left, Rep. Dykema participates in a simulated technical rescue with District 14 firefighters.
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Robert W. Fairbanks, 79

Robert W. Fairbanks, 79, of Hopkinton, passed away September 12, 2016 at the Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham. He is survived by his wife, Sandra (Johnson) Fairbanks of Hopkinton. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and 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 September 6, 2016 - September 12, 2016
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
9 Wayside Drive unit 239 Sudhakar Teegavarapu, Nitu Sankara $508,130 Sept. 12, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
6 Garden Gate unit 211 Sridhar Pappu, Swathi Varahabhatla $647,985 Sept. 12, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
185 West Main Street Delbert Barron Hoobler III, Stacey L. Hoobler $525,000 Sept. 9, 2016 Paul A. Szulewski, Karen Reed-Szulewski
Reed-Szulewski Family Revocable Trust
34 Falcon Ridge Drive Marc Sullivan, Kim Angermann Sullivan $867,500 Sept. 9, 2016 Mark E. Greene, Charla Bradshaw Greene
10 Pleasant Street Richard G. Mullen, Kaitlyn M. Mullen $475,000 Sept. 8, 2016 Lillian P. Holden, Leonard A. Holden
3 Wayside Drive unit 242 Kamalakannan Boovaragavan, Deepa Thillainayagam $490,000 Sept. 8, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
10 Connelly Hill Road Aaron Agarwal, Namita Agarwal $1,075,000 Sept. 7, 2016 Robert W. Liptak, Kelly A. Liptak
12 Rockwood Lane unit 2 Paul D. Sabel, Linda A. Sabel $561,412 Sept. 7, 2016 LLD Land Development Corp.
26 Mountaingate Road unit B Dannon T. Stacer $248,000 Sept. 9, 2016 William J. Collins, Brenda L. Collins
3 Bresnick Lane Leonard Rodrigues, Monique Marques $565,000 Sept. 6, 2016 Mark Campbell
51 Meeting House Path unit 74A Paul Gustavson $267,000 Sept. 6, 2016 Eric Jansson
224 Olive Street Daniel Ritzenthaler, Lindsay Ritzenthaler $575,000 Sept. 6, 2016 Daniel Aho, Ashland Nominee Trust
28 Boston Road William J. Poutre, Christine L. Poutre $450,000 Sept. 8, 2016 John T. Donahue, Mary M. Foley
16 Rockdale Hill Circle Daniel J. Lozeau, Kathleen T. Lozeau $397,000 Sept. 12, 2016 John A. Muscente, Lois A. Muscente
96 Ridge Road Jeffrey S. Campbell, Kimberly A. Campbell $450,000 Sept. 9, 2016 Harold E. Michaud, Stephanie Michaud
56 Grafton Road Jason Hall, Jillian Hall $700,000 Sept. 7, 2016 Susan Swanson, Kathleen Gorman
37 Oak Drive Yenilda E. Melendez, Kharen Torres-Garcia $390,000 Sept. 6, 2016 Gary F. McKay, Theresa McKay



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

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

37 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

4 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

2 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

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

3 Noise Complaints.

1 Parking Complaint/Violation.

1 Incident of Fraud.

2 Incidents of Found Property.

1 Incident of Suspicious Activity.




Incident Log

Sunday, September 11, 2016

9:15 pm An Ash Street resident reported hearing screaming coming from a neighbor's home. Three officers responded, advised that it was a 16 year-old's birthday party. A bonfire that they had going was extinguished.

4:40 pm A caller reported following an extremely erratic operator on South Street from Milford. Two officers responded, located the driver in a parking lot and subsequently arrested a 28 year-old female from Providence, RI and charged her with OUI Liquor and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

11:31 pm A resident of Yale Road reported that his neighbor spoke to his guest asking if she had cocaine. Sgt. Aaron O'Neil was advised of the situation.

6:18 pm A caller reported a male and female behind a West Main Street location appeared to be using illegal drugs. Two officers checked the area but could not locate anyone.

3:08 am A resident of Wood Street reported hearing voices in their backyard and the door to a landscape trailer bang shut. Two officers responded to check the area and stated that a Redmax weed trimmer was stolen.

Friday, September 9, 2016

8:21 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Matthew Santoro regarding an ATM card that they found which was dropped by a suspicious male.

6:47 pm A caller reported a suspicious female walking around the neighborhood on Old Farm Road taking pictures of all the houses. Officer John Corridan checked the area with a negative find.

7:57 am Multiple 911 callers reported a hit bicyclist on Grove Street. Three officers responded to assist and advised that the individual was transported to the hospital.


To the Rescue

   September 12, 2016 -A man working from a height at a residential building on Clinton Street fell 15-20 feet onto a deck, landing on his back  today. The Fire Dept. reported back injuries and transported him by ambulance under advanced life support protocol to a landing zone. Above, the Life Flight helicopter that responded has the patient on board over the Downtown, heading to UMass Memorial in  Worcester.
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Saturdays at Fay - That Ukulele Man, Danno Sullivan

Saturday, September 17 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Saturdays at Fay is a series of free Saturday morning programs designed for children ages 2-8. This month’s program will feature That Ukulele Man, Danno Sullivan. Sing along, laugh a lot, and learn some hilarious songs, then go home and try them yourself!


Space is limited so please visit fayschool.org/saturdays to register for this event. Registration opens two weeks before the event on September, 3.

Saturdays at Fay take place at Fay’s Primary School, located near the intersection of Routes 30 & 85 in Southborough, MA. Please use the East Entrance at 23 Middle Road for access and parking.


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BOSTON – Sunday, September 11, 2016 – On the fifteenth anniversary of terrorist attacks that took the lives of nearly 3,000 people, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security presented the Madeline Amy Sweeney Award for Civilian Bravery to George Heath, who tragically and heroically gave his own life earlier this year to protect those around him from an attacker with a knife in the Silver City Galleria in Taunton.

“When faced with the horror of an armed attacker, George Heath did not hesitate for an instant to act decisively to defend the safety of those around him,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “George Heath showed the same type of character and resolve that defined the heroes of 9/11 and it is our privilege to honor his sacrifice on this solemn anniversary.”

George Heath was a visual arts teacher at the Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical School and a resident of Taunton. While dining with his wife Rosemary at Bertucci’s restaurant in Taunton on May 10, 2016, a man wielding a knife entered the restaurant and began to stab innocent patrons and employees. In an act of extraordinary bravery and with complete disregard for his own safety, George Heath confronted the attacker, putting himself in between the man and a pregnant woman. While the woman did sustain stabbing injuries, Mr. Heath gave his own life to save her and her unborn child from further harm.

George Heath was nominated for this award by State Representative Shaunna O’Connell and Taunton Police Chief Edward Walsh.

About the Madeline Amy Sweeney Award:

For 14 years, Madeline Amy Sweeney (Photo) was an American Airlines flight attendant. She lived in Acton, Massachusetts with her husband, Michael Sweeney, and their two small children. On September 11, 2001, she was aboard American Airlines Flight 11, the first of two aircraft hijacked by terrorists and flown into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Before the plane hit the tower, Sweeney contacted the airline’s ground services crew to convey critical information about the hijackers and their actions on the plane that morning. It is for her heroism and the victims of September 11, 2001, that this award was created.


Sole Hopkinton Victim

September 11, 2016 - Christopher R. Zarba, Jr. was the only victim from Hopkinton to lose his life in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. He was a passenger on Flight 11. Above, in this file photo, his brother touches his name at the memorial at Ground Zero.


See gallery of HopNews photos by Jonathan Goldberg


September 11, 2016 - This great blue heron is landing on its tip-toes after flying across Ice House Pond this weekend, spooked by the snapping of twigs under the photographer's feet.  The image is framed by a vignette of foliage.

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Ashland Police Investigating after Pedestrian Struck by Motor Vehicle


ASHLAND — September 10, 2016 - Chief Craig Davis reports that the Ashland Police Department is investigating after a pedestrian was struck and seriously injured by a motor vehicle.


Ashland Police, Fire, and EMS responded yesterday at 8:05 p.m. to the 200 block of Pleasant Street on reports of a pedestrian struck. Upon arrival, first responders found a woman had been struck by a Ford Fusion sedan. The victim sustained serious injuries and was taken by medical helicopter to a Worcester hospital.


The victim is a 18-year-old Milford woman who was reportedly crossing the roadway outside of the crosswalk with her friend when the car, which was traveling eastbound on Pleasant Street, struck the woman.


The driver of the Ford Fusion, a 24-year-old Ashland man, remained at the scene and is cooperating with police. Police do not believe speed or alcohol were factors in the crash.


The incident is under investigation by the Ashland Police Department.

Photo by Chuck Wallace
Looking West from South Street

September 10, 2016

5 Arrested On Gun And Drug Charges In Fitchburg and Leominster


September 10, 2016 - At 9 a.m. yesterday, troopers frrom the Massachusetts State Police Gang Unit, STOP Team, Worcester County State Police Detective Unit, Crime Gun Unit, and K-9 Unit, along with members of the ATF, HIS, Fitchburg Police Department and the Leominster Police Department executed search warrants at 9 Falulah St in Fitchburg and 30 Abbey Rd, Apt #307 in Leominster.

A total of six firearms, as well as large quantities of cash and narcotics, were seized.

Four arrests were made at the residence in Fitchburg. 44-year-old James Jones, 41-year-old Eddie McCloy, 26-year-old Danielle Elliott and 24-year-old Breanne Fraser were transported to Fitchburg District Court for arraignment. At the residence in Leominster, 33-year-old Yokasta Baez was arrested and transported to Leominster District Court for arraignment.

The search warrants resulted in the seizure of six firearms, $26,434 dollars in cash, 63 grams of heroin, 106 grams of crack cocaine and 15.42 ounces of marijuana.

All five suspects are charged with firearms and narcotics violations.

Some of the money was hidden in a piggy bank, which is pictured in the accompanying photograph


Plein Air Poetry


The public is invited to attend the Second Annual Plein Air Poetry Reading and Walk located at Center Trail in Hopkinton, Massachusetts on Sunday, September 18th at 2:00 p.m. 

Plein Air is a term referring to open air. This reading will happen outdoors, on the Center Trail, and will offer poems inspired by the outdoor sculptures and installations presently on exhibit as part of the second Hopkinton Art on the Trail exhibit, sponsored by Hopkinton’s Upper Charles Trail Committee and the Hopkinton Center for the Arts.

Participants include locally known poets and writers connected with the Hopkinton poetry scene. Polly Brown and Cheryl Perreault, poet members of the Art on the Trail committee, have gathered twelve additional poets, including Betsy Binstock, Bonnie Bishop, Tom Driscoll, Brian Forsythe, Cynthia Franca, Linda Havel, Trisha Knudsen, Peter LaGoy, Michael Porter, Jaclyn Perreault, Janvi Puri, and Meg Tyler.

Having visited the trail and sculptures to begin their poems, the contributing poets will return to the Center Trail on September 18th at 2:00 pm for an opening reception followed by a group poetry walk and reading, in which poets will share their poems near the sculptures that inspired them.

This program is free and open to the public. Parking will be available at the trail site, at the intersection of Main St. and Claflin St., as well as at two lots across the street from the trail. 

For more information call 508-435-8638 or cbperreault@gmail.com 

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

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

46 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

2 Incidents of Vandalism.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

5 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

1 Time the Police participated in Community Relations, Crime Prevention Activities or Passenger Safety.

4 Incidents of Fraud.

1 Incident of Found Property.

1 Incident of Illegal Dumping.

Incident Log

Thursday, September 8, 2016

2:34 pm A resident of Downey Street reported that her vehicle was rifled through overnight.

5:30 pm Two officers responded to Downey Street to write a report of a breaking and entering incident.

7:44 am A 911 caller reported a motor vehicle accident with personal injury on North Street. Two officers responded to assist and advised that the operator refused medical attention.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

8:00 pm A caller reported that his ex-wife refused to let him pick up their child as it stated in the court order. He was advised that it was a civil matter.

7:47 pm A Fruit Street resident reported that a suspicious person rang her doorbell. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and advised that it was a neighbor inviting them to a party.

7:11 pm A 911 caller reported a motor vehicle accident with personal injury on Route 495. Officer Brian Sanchioni responded to assist and advised that two individuals, who were entrapped, had been extracted.

5:02 pm A resident of Spring Lane reported her vehicle being broken into overnight.

4:14 pm Several callers reported a school bus on Fruit Street could not get through a detail. Two officers responded and stated that the bus turned around.

3:23 pm Four officers responded to Downey Street and subsequently arrested a 24 year-old male from Hopkinton for a Warrant.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

2:30 pm An Elm Street resident reported her car windows were smashed out. Officer Stephen Buckley responded to write a report.

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Hopkinton Area Land Trust Meeting

ALL are welcome


HALT will hold its annual meeting on Sunday  September 18 at 2 PM to 4PM at Doherty Hall located at the rear of the Masonic Temple. Members and the public are welcome. 


For more information look for the HALT tent at PolyArts near Park Street.



Members Plan to Push Kennedy Proposal as Mental Health Reform Moves Through Congress

 Washington, DC – September 9, 2016 - Congressman Joe Kennedy III today continued his efforts to strengthen insurance coverage for mental illness, as Democrats vowed to push Kennedy’s parity proposal when the House and Senate conference on mental health.

The renewed push came at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing, held this morning in response to legislation offered by Congressman Kennedy to step up enforcement of existing parity regulations and increase transparency for consumers seeking insurance coverage for mental illness.

“Until or unless we make good on the promise of insurance parity, access to critical care will remain out of reach for millions of Americans struggling with mental illness. No matter how many resources we invest in the full continuum of care, failure to guarantee basic insurance coverage will put that care out of reach for the majority of patients in need. As Congress continues to seek compromise on meaningful mental health reform, any legislation that ignores parity enforcement will fall woefully short.”

Kennedy’s parity legislation, the Behavioral Health Coverage Transparency Act of 2015, is supported by the following organizations: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention/SPAN USA, American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, American Society of Addiction Medicine, Bazelon, Community Catalyst, Eating Disorders Coalition, The Emily Program, Kennedy Forum, Legal Action Center, National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, NAMI, National Association for Children's Behavioral Health, National Disability Rights Network, Massachusetts Medical Society, Parity Implementation Coalition.

Senator Elizabeth Warren has introduced companion legislation in the Senate.

Since being elected, Congressman Kennedy has been a vocal advocate for systemic reform of the mental health system and needed investment in the full continuum of care. He has focused on enforcement of mental health parity laws, expanded access to substance abuse treatment, and an improved reimbursement system for providers. In addition to his parity legislation Kennedy has introduced a Medicaid Bump to enhance the federal match for new, state-based mental health spending and the Fair Care for Kids Act to remove barriers to mental health treatment for children in Medicaid.

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Lunch today
Hot buttered Lobster Roll  $12.95
Lobster salad roll  $8.95

Friday night dinner: Lobster mac and cheese $14.95


Unruly Passenger Removed From British Airline Flight


September 8, 2016 - Today at approximately 4:15 p.m. British Airlines flight 2039 diverted to Logan airport because of an unruly passenger. The passenger was removed from the flight at 4:45 p.m. by Customs and Border Protection and Massachusetts State Police.  Customs and Border Protection took custody of the 24 year old man from Glasgow Scotland. Massachusetts State Police will be summonsing the man for interfering with a flight crew.


Mark Chester The Bay State:
A Multicultural Landscape Photographs of New Americans

September 9 - October 7HCA Gallery, 98 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton, MA 
Artist's Talks: September 16, 9:10am, 10am, 10:50am

Reception following talks: 11:30am-1pm  
Mark Chester has photographed professionally since 1972. His work is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.
"Mark's work connects all of us to each other," observes HCA co-director Kris Waldman.  "Massachusetts is home to many new Americans and to the children and grandchildren of past new Americans. Mark's project enables us to spotlight individuals from many of the countries from which residents have arrived."
For more information about this exhibition, contact Kris Waldman at 508.589.4409 or kris@hopartscenter.org  .

Partial Closure of Church Street

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 and Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 7:00am to 3:30pm.


Temporary Partial Closure of Church Street To all Residents and Visitors of the Town: Please note that as a result of the Library construction project, Church Street will need to be partially closed on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 and Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 7:00am to 3:30pm.


Church Street will be closed from Main Street to 10 Church Street. A detour will be set up to direct traffic to Hayden Rowe from Main Street and to Church Place from Church Street. Access to local residents will be allowed past the detour at Church Place. Notice of this closing will be posted in advance on the Town website http://www.hopkintonma.gov  and will be sent to local media outlets.


The Town greatly appreciates your patience during this important project. If any member of the public has any questions, please call the Town Engineer, David T. Daltorio, P.E., at 508-497-9738. Press release.

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Ashland Police Respond to Residence After Family Feared Man May Harm Himself

 ASHLAND — September 8, 2016 - Chief Craig Davis reports that the Ashland Police Department responded Thursday morning to a home after family members feared a man may attempt to harm himself.


Police and fire responded to a multifamily home on Pleasant Street after receiving a report that a 28-year-old male resident was in possession of a firearm and was threatening to harm himself.


Out of an abundance of caution, police surrounded the home and made contact with the resident. After several minutes, officers were able to convince the man to exit the home.


The resident was taken to an area hospital for a mental health evaluation. No charges are expected, and police did not find a firearm inside the residence.


“In situations like this, our primary concern is for the safety of all parties. We were given information that there may be a firearm involved, so officers surrounded and contained the home,” Chief Davis said. “Thankfully, we were able to convince this individual to come out peacefully.”


Chief Davis also wishes to thank local residents for their patience this morning during the police activity. No one was hurt. Press Release.

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MassBay Community Colleges to Offer Assistance to Displaced ITT Technical Institute Students

WELLESLEY HILLS, MA (September 8, 2016) – In light of the sudden closing of all 137 ITT Technical Institute campuses, including two in Massachusetts, MassBay Community College is offering assistance and support to all affected students. These abrupt closures are dislodging more than 35,000 students from their programs nationwide, including hundreds here in the Commonwealth.

MassBay and the other 14 community colleges in the state are partnering with the U.S. Department of Education, the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office, and the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office to assist these former ITT students.

“MassBay stands willing and ready to open our doors to former ITT Technical students to help them continue their education amid this unexpected closure,” said Dr. David Podell, president of MassBay Community College. “We are working to provide students with additional resources to help get them into classes and working toward the certificate or degree they need to advance their careers.”

“ITT’s closure has impacted hundreds of students in Massachusetts who are now trying to figure out what next steps to take,” Attorney General Maura Healey said. “We are pleased that community colleges like MassBay are stepping up to the plate by offering assistance, resources, and a location for displaced students to finish their degrees. Our office will remain focused on making sure that these students have the information they need to successfully move forward with their education.”

MassBay urges all displaced ITT students to contact the College’s Office of Admissions to be advised on your educational transition options. MassBay will also provide additional resources for displaced ITT students:
· Extended drop-in hours on the Wellesley Hills campus 8am – 7pm Monday – Thursday and 8am – 5pm Friday until September 23nd with dedicated staff to assist former ITT students
· Additional placement testing dates during the month of September
· Plans are underway to add courses beginning October 31st to support as many ITT Tech students as possible
· Application deadline has been extended for former ITT Tech students. Students who apply by September 30th could receive financial aid eligibility information before classes begin.

MassBay Community College offers day, evening and weekend classes for degree and certificate seeking students in the division of Business and Professional Development, Humanities, Health Sciences and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Students have the flexible option of attending class in-person, online or a combination of in-person and online to fit their schedules. Fall Start II classes begin Monday, September 19th and 8 Week 2 classes begin October 31st.

Displaced ITT Tech students looking to continue their education are encouraged to call or email the Office of Admissions at 781-239-2500 or admissions@massbay.edu .

For more information on MassBay; www.MassBay.edu.   (Contributed content)


Milford Regional Welcomes General Surgeon to Medical Staff


September 8, 2016 - Nora Fullington, MD has been recently appointed to Milford Regional’s active medical staff. She has joined the surgeons at UMass Memorial Medical Group at 91 Water St. in Milford.


Dr. Fullington graduated from New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY with a degree in medicine in 2009. She performed a surgical residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, where she was chief resident. Dr. Fullington completed additional training as a research fellow in pediatric surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital.

We welcome Dr. Nora Fullington to our medical staff,” states Edward J. Kelly, president and CEO, Milford Regional. “We are very pleased to have such a highly trained physician join our surgery team.”


An appointment may be scheduled with Dr. Fullington by calling UMass Memorial Medical Group in Milford at 508-458-4250.



Hopkinton Center for the Arts
Dance Open House & Fall Registrations
98 Hadyen Rowe St. Hopkinton
Thursday, Sept. 8 (3-6pm) and Saturday, Sept. 10 (9-11am)
Plus, learn about auditions for 'The Nutcracker Suite' 
on Sept. 17 at the Dancing Arts Center in Holliston. 
Performances take place at the HCA on Dec. 3.

Border Patrol

September 7, 2016 - These Canadian Border Patrol Officers  bear a striking resemblance to, from left, Hopkinton Police Sgt. Aaron O'Neil, Officer Linda Higgins, and Officer John Corridan. The guard house is just a temporary structure constructed for the filming of a segment of Super-Troopers 2. Below, it appears the cast and crew have filled up the parking area at the Little League field on Fruit Street.

Paying it Forward

September 7, 2016 - Scott's Landscaping saw a need and filled it with new growth, and a dressing up. And the price ($0) was right, too.

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Marlborough Rollover
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The Hopkinton High School Varsity football season home opener against Wayland will now be played at Medway High School on Friday 9/9/16 at 7:00 pm.

NOTE: In this contributed photo from a drone taken a month ago, the parched Hopkinton fields can be seen from above.


The Unveiling - Mouse-Over for New Company Name and Logo

September 7, 2016 - In a Pressroom letter from Michael Dell, he explains that the Dell name will stay, but the family of related businesses will be known as Dell Technologies; and the Hopkinton branch of the $65 billion merger, known as the storage behemoth EMC, will become known as DellEMC. Both EMC.com  and Dell.com  websites promise live coverage of the official transaction at noon today. At that time, the temporary sign above will become a permanent collectors' item.



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SINGLES, DOUBLES, MIXED DOUBLES (mixed doubles open to one resident plus one out-of-town guest)


REGISTER AT: http://hopkintonrec.org Registration opens July 25

Contact Lyn at CampCalks@aol.com or Dex at siglin@gmail.com



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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton & Surrounding Towns
New Transactions from August 29, 2016 - September 6, 2016
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22 Connelly Hill Road Daniel S. Verna, Christina B. Verna $1,375,000 Sept. 2, 2016 Connelly LLC
14 Hunters Ridge Way Fernando Marques Jongeun Lee Marques $900,000 Sept. 1, 2016 South Mill Street LLC
22-24 Main Street James & June Realty I LLC $550,000 Sept. 1, 2016 Kensons LLC
2 Lakepoint Way Lori Hurley $610,344 Aug. 31, 2016 Bruce D. Wheeler, Maspenock Woods Realty Trust
12 Davenport Lane unit 13 Leiden Dworak, Melissa Dworak $610,000 Aug. 31, 2016 Crosswinds Hopkinton LLC
4 A Street Michael Olivier, Renee Olivier $315,000 Aug, 31, 2016 Sheila Cabatingan, Paul Cabatingan
36 Clinton Street Kishor Sakkari, Suma Yaddanapudi $669,860 Aug. 31, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
356 Wood Street Jeffrey L. Hill, Katherine C. Corliss $385,000 Aug. 30, 2016 Linda A. Russell
19 Patriots Boulevard unit C Rahul C. Metta $390,000 Aug. 29, 2016 Timary Feeley, Katie Stoico
7 Wayside Drive unit 240 Sivakumar Ghantasala, Anuradha Gadepalli $522,535 Aug. 29, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
94 Saddle Hill Road Jennifer N. Song, Guochen Song $845,000 Aug. 29, 2016 Dave J. Stoldt, Constance S. Wright
2 Arrowhead Circle unit 98-B Donata D. Pejer $353,500 Sept. 1, 2016 David M. Halperin, Anati Halperin
172 Algonquin Trail unit B Lonnie Graves, Michael J. Manzi $339,000 Sept. 1, 2016 Leonardo D. Rodrigues, Monique A. Marques
141 Spyglass Hill Drive Bryan Sousa $255,000 Aug. 31, 2016 Margaret G. Kral
136 Algonquin Trail unit D Lisa L. Swanson $349,900 Aug. 31, 2016 Edward C. Davis, Nala Realty Trust
192 Algonquin Trail unit A Vitaly Shinkarev, Yana I. Shinkarev $364,000 Aug. 31, 2016 Rosa Aballi
94 Nickerson Road Three Bubbas Property Holdings LLC $848,000 Aug. 31, 2016 JRMK Realty Trust, Jonathan Richman,
Michael Walt, Roy Angel
30 Fountain Street Vladimir Nechev, Tara L. Nechev,
Lubomir Nechev, Antoaneta Nechev
$610,000 Aug. 31, 2016 Fernando M. Marques, Jonguenl Marques
3 Queen Isabella Way unit 70D Nitin I. Patel, Meena N. Patel,
Harsh D. Patel, Jalpa H. Patel
$430,000 Aug. 30, 2016 Freedom Village Realty LLC
9 Thomas Street James D. Dortch, Deborah W. Dortch, Dortch Family Trust $629,900 Aug. 30, 2016 Daniel Aho, Thomas Street Nominee Trust
16 Algonquin Trail unit B Ruchit Doshi, Ankita Kirankumar Shah $333,000 Aug. 29, 2016 Gayle Lynn French, George F. French
9 Moulton Road Toshiharu Tanobe, Tazuko H. Mamine $369,900 Sept. 1, 2016 Thomas R. Smith
10 Walnut Drive Carol Ann Wills $120,000 Sept. 1, 2016 Carol Ann Wills, Karen L. Zanella-Prater
5 Boswell Lane Alan S. Belniak, Lee M. Belniak $961,000 Aug. 29, 2016 Kathleen D. Halloran
4 Beechwood Lane unit 49 Thierno Hamzata Diallo $550,000 Aug. 29, 2016 Alan S. Belniak
12 Rockwood Lane unit 2 Paul D. Sabel, Linda A. Sabel $561,412 Aug. 6, 2016 LLD Land Development Corp
38 Milford Street Hollie Brochu $240,000 Aug. 31, 2016 William Ferguson
63 Grove Street Adam S. Meyer, Kimberly Gentry $360,000 Aug. 31, 2016 Richard L. Meyer
15 Hartford Avenue North Marsha Chapdelaine, Eric Chapdelaine $290,000 Aug. 30, 2016 Alexander M. Berger, Cassandra E. Berger
3 Pease Road Daniel G. Whitney, Patricia Whitney $435,000 Aug. 30, 2016 Charles T. Marsden, Barbara K. Marsden
0 Old Mendon Road Robert Anderson, Cathie Hatrick-Anderson $10,000 Aug. 29, 2016 William P. Rademsky, Marilyn Dupre Realty Trust
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The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

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

40 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

2 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

3 Noise Complaints.

2 Incidents of Fraud.

6 Incidents of Suspicious Activity.


(1 New Arrests Are Here)


Incident Log

Monday, September 5, 2016

7:32 pm A resident of Parker Point Road reported that her husband was wind surfing on Lake Whitehall and had not been seen for two hours. Four officers responded and advised that he was located and checked out okay.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

6:08 pm A Downey Street resident reported that their neighbor was using heavy moving equipment in violation of the town by-law. Officer Matthew Santoro responded to speak with them.

5:21 pm A caller on Granite Street reported seeing three men walking from Echo Lake with six bags of fish. Two officers checked the area but could not locate the individuals.

Friday, September 2, 2016

7:58 pm A caller from Stagecoach Way reported hearing two loud explosive devices towards the rear of his property. Two officers responded to investigate.

11:33 am Officer Arthur Schofield stopped a motor vehicle on East Main Street and subsequently arrested a 47 year-old male from Worcester and charged him with Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle, Uninsured Motor Vehicle/Trailer, Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended and Operating a Motor Vehicle With Registration Suspended.

7:42 am A 911 caller reported a hit and run motor vehicle accident on West Main Street. Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas responded to write a report.

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Barbara A. Menna, 82


HOPKINTON - Barbara A. Menna, 82, died Monday, September 5, 2016 at home.  She was the wife of Phillip F. Menna, to whom she was married for 64 years.  Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Serafina (Silva) Leite.  

She worked as the accountant for the towns of Auburn and Milford, MA and was the past president of the Massachusetts Municipal Auditors' and Accountants' Association.  

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children Pamela Muscara and husband Frank of Franklin Lakes, NJ, Katherine Palladino of Chappaqua, NY, and Thomas Menna of Johnstown, PA.  She also leaves her grandchildren Emily, Thomas, Elizabeth, Thomas and Jennifer and her sister Dorothy Martin of RI.  She also leaves many loving cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.  She is predeceased by her sister Genevieve Brunelli of RI.


Calling hours will be held Thursday, September 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton (www.callancronin.com).  Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Donations may be made to the Daily Bread Food Pantry, 21 Exchange St, Milford, MA 01757.


The Early Learning Center at Fay School Opening September of 2017

September 6, 2016 - Fay School is excited to announce the launch of The Early Learning Center at Fay School (ELC), an early childhood program for children ages two years, nine months through age five.

The ELC represents the evolution of Fay’s Pre-K program, which began in 2010. It will retain many of the distinguishing features of the Pre-K program, including outstanding teachers, small class sizes, a beautiful campus, and a joyful, nurturing, structured setting.

The new program will expand coverage to better meet the needs of busy families. Parents will be able to choose from a range of enrollment options, including a three-day (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) program and a five-day program, as well as full and half days. The ELC will be open from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm each day and will serve children year-round. Tuition will range from $185 - $315 per week depending on enrollment option selected.

The ELC will be located in Fay School’s Primary School, a state-of-the-art building designed especially for young children. Teachers and children will also have access to the many resources that Fay’s 66-acre campus has to offer, including two playgrounds, gardens, outdoor classroom space, art and science classrooms, a dining room, gym and fields, and multipurpose activity spaces.

Registrations are being accepted for next September and more information can be found at www.fayschool.org/elc . Monthly information sessions will begin on Wednesday, October 19 at 9:00 am.


Cruiser Struck on Rt. 93; Trooper Injured, Operator Arrested for OUI


September 6, 2016 - At 1:33 a.m. today a Massachusetts State Trooper, while at a crash scene on Route 93 southbound in Boston, south of the Mass. Ave. exit, was struck by another vehicle while in his cruiser.


The other vehicle, a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu, was traveling southbound and struck the rear of the stationary MSP cruiser, a fully marked Ford Explorer utility vehicle. The trooper suffered non life-threatening injuries and was conscious and alert when transported by Boston EMS to Tufts Medical Center.


The female operator of the vehicle that hit the cruiser, LILY G. REID, 21, of Quincy, was determined to be impaired and was placed under arrest for operating under the influence of alcohol and failure to move over for an emergency vehicle.


The injured trooper is assigned to Troop E, the troop that patrols the Boston tunnel system and the Massachusetts Turnpike.


The trooper was struck while he was on the scene of a two-vehicle crash at the same location. Neither driver in that prior crash was injured. The trooper was treated for injuries and released this morning.


All's Well That Ends Well

September 5, 2016 - A father and son were operating personal water crafts (see photo) when they became separated on Lake Whitehall after dark this evening shortly before 8:00 pm. The son hit shore without his father and became worried, but not for long; his mother phoned the police. Hopkinton Police and Fire Departments as well as the Environmental Police responded to locate the missing man, and the State Police ordered an Air Wing chopper into the air.

       The Fire Department located the individual, helped him to find the shore, and reunited him with his son. He refused medical treatment, clearing the first responders around a half hour later, and cancelling the chopper.


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We have become aware of a telephone scam currently ongoing, similar to others we have seen in the past. The current scam works like this: A caller claims to an "officer" from the Internal Revenue Service or some other agency. The so-called "officer" says he or she is calling to inform the recipient that an arrest warrant "has been issued under your name." The scammer will then attempt to get personal or financial information from the call recipient or, if leaving a voicemail, may ask for a call back. The number left in the scam call we learned about was 424-293-7615, but it could be any number. Please note that this is a complete fraud. No law enforcement agency or any other agency or third-party would call someone to tell them that an arrest warrant has issued, and any administrative contact the IRS would have with a taxpayer would not be conducted in this manner. Anyone who gets any calls similar to these should not provide any personal information and end the call, or ignore any messages such as these. Please spread the word. Thank you.

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