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NEW: Discharging a Firearm; 2nd OUI in ARRESTS

26 Hopkinton Residents Riding for a Cure in the 2017 Pan-Mass Challenge

Locals will ride in the PMC with the goal of raising $48 million for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


NEEDHAM, Mass. June 22 – On Aug. 5 and 6, 26 riders from Hopkinton will cycle up to 192 miles in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) with the goal of raising $48 million for critical research and cancer care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.


During PMC weekend, more than 6,200 cyclists from more than 40 states and eight countries will return to Massachusetts to participate in the PMC, choosing from 12 routes of varying mileage that run through 46 towns. Cyclists are anywhere between 15 and 84-years-old and range from seasoned triathletes to weekend warriors who trained for this event alone and everything in between.


“We are thrilled to be approaching our 38th PMC ride weekend. Seeing our growth over the years has been truly incredible and we look forward to achieving our fundraising goal of $48 million for Dana-Farber,” said Billy Starr, founder and executive director of the PMC. “We want to wish all of our riders and volunteers a safe and enjoyable ride weekend – I’ll see everyone out on the road.”  


Many riders participate in the PMC to honor a family member or friend lost to, or being treated for, cancer. More than 600 riders and volunteers are cancer survivors or current patients, considered “Living Proof” of the PMC mission to find a cure. The average cyclist trains for three months, solicits 40 sponsors and raises more than $7,000. Volunteers, spectators, donors and sponsors are part of the camaraderie on ride weekend, all working together toward a cure.


No other single athletic event raises or contributes more money to charity than the PMC. Since 1980, the PMC has raised $547 million dollars for Dana-Farber through the Jimmy Fund, its fundraising arm. In fact, the PMC is Dana-Farber’s largest single contributor, raising more than 52 percent of the Jimmy Fund’s annual revenue.


The PMC is presented by the Red Sox Foundation and New Balance. To make a financial contribution to a rider from your town or become a virtual rider, visit www.pmc.org, or call (800) WE-CYCLE. Connect with #PanMass2017 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.


Good luck to the following participants from Hopkinton:

Martha Gold, Nick Balster, Richard Litchfield, Devette Russo, Bob Pfeifer, Drew Logan, Greg Cohan, Paul Cassidy, Dave Finnerty, Joe Grabmeier, Bill McCool, Jamie Rose, Kathleen Mazur, William Cupelo, Stephen Smith, David Maruska, Debbie Finnerty, John Farina, Daniel Carbonneau, Lew Holt, Miguel Londono, Jay DiMare, Ken Brown, Scott Howe, Colleen Finnerty, Mark Stephan.  Contributed content.

All in the Family

June 22, 2017 -- Tom Manella paddles his canoe to shore like a kayak, while grandson Tyler, 9, sits safely in the bow. Manella's two sons, he believes, are operating the sailboats in the background at Hopkinton State Park.

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June 21, 2017 -- Shortly after 5:00 pm, one of the vehicles failed to stay in its lane, and collided with the other on the Wood Street curve near Whisper Way. The red vehicle became fully involved in flames, which were put down by the Fire Department. In total, three children and one adult were taken to the hospital.

DCR Seeks Applicants for Lifeguard Positions at Hopkinton State Park this Summer


HOPKINTON – June 21, 2017 -- Today, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has announced that the agency is continuing its efforts to recruit individuals with a desire to become a lifeguard at Hopkinton State Park in the Town of Hopkinton. DCR lifeguards are professional rescuers who are trained to prevent injuries from occurring, and to respond in the event of an emergency to help save a life. As part of a team, lifeguards must work together calmly and efficiently to manage crisis situations.

“Lifeguards serve an important role in the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s summer recreation program by providing their oversight along the Commonwealth’s many state managed beaches and pools,” said DCR Commissioner Leo Roy. “DCR lifeguards work hard to safeguard agency pools and waterfronts, where each year millions of visitors enjoy aquatic recreational opportunities in a safe, fun environment.”

All DCR lifeguards must be at least 16 years of age, must complete lifeguard training, and must be certified in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Additionally, if hired, lifeguards will earn $13.26 per hour. Also, candidates must be able to complete the following:

· Timed 500 yard swim;
· Recover 10lb object in 9-12 feet of water; and,
· Pass a written test covering lifeguard procedures, first aid, and CPR procedures.

Interested individuals are strongly encouraged to call 617-626-1224 or visit the DCR’s lifeguarding webpage, where test dates and locations, application information, and lifeguard requirements can be found.

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Ahrrrrrr... Matey!
(See 150 more grad photos)

June 21, 2017 -- The Learning Center of Hopkinton (TLC) handed out diplomas and other earned certificates last Thursday in a pirate-themed ceremony. All 150+ photos have been sorted and sized for viewing on this special page.

Sail Boston

June 21, 2017 -- The Tall Ships of Sail Boston 2017 are Tied Up along the Docks in the South Boston Seaport yesterday, as seen from the Harbor.



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10% off Entire Order All Day, Wednesday, June 21 at Hillers Pizza

On June 21, 2017, our Customer Appreciation Day, we will take 10% off of your order at the register.   

 From the Sismanis family at Hillers Pizza, 77 West Main Street.



Academic Honors:

For students whose academic average for the term is A- or above, with no grade below B.
Elizabeth Chou - Grade 7
Elizabeth Ridgley - Grade 7
Jillian Robertson - Grade 8
Hannah Deng - Grade 9

Academic High Honors:
For students whose academic average for the term is A or above, with no grade below B.

Annalisa Fang - Grade 7 (Photo, right)

Athletic Awards:
Varsity Award Winners
Hannah Deng, Grade 9 - Girls Varsity Tennis Earnest Effort Award

Elizabeth DeSimone, Grade 9 - Varsity Softball Brailey Pare MVP Award. Elizabeth was also awarded the Annie Papadellis Award for Excellence in Girls' Athletics. She will be attending Brooks School in the fall.

Additional Honors:

Amanda Kikonyogo, Grade 9, was selected by the upper school faculty as the winner of the M.J. LaFoley Poteris Modo Velis Award. Amanda is heading to Suffield Academy in the fall.


Fay School is an independent, co-educational school in Southborough, MA serving students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade nine, with an optional boarding program in grades seven through nine.

 Learn more about Fay School at Walk-in 


Walk-in Wednesdays will take place every Wednesday this spring and summer at Fay's Admission Office, located at 54 Main Street in Southborough. Drop in anytime between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. to learn more about Fay, meet with admission representatives, and to take a campus tour. 


Are you considering Fay for next school year? We have limited spaces available in select grades and are still accepting applications. 

Fay School is a coed private school located in Southborough, MA that serves students in Kindergarten through grade 9, with an optional boarding program for grades 7-9. Our central purpose is to provide our students with the foundation for a meaningful life, and our broad and challenging program empowers students to discover their talents, develop their intellectual abilities, establish essential academic skills and knowledge, and define their moral character.

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from June 12, 2017 - June 20, 2017
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
54 Teresa Road Wesley S. Ehrenzeller Jr., Rachel M. Ehrenzeller $620,000 June 20, 2017 Sarah Dobkin, David Conquergood
27 Sweetwater Way unit 257 Mayank Advani, Tanya Hingorani $484,375 June 19, 2017 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
1 Birchwood Lane unit 5A Menna Siddiqui, Shehryar Siddiqui $300,000 June 16, 2017 Steven Schaub, Etie-Lee Schaub
36 Grove Street Todd Wauters, Laura Wauters $878,000 June 16, 2017 Brian W. Cheever, Brian K. Gassett,
Summit Realty Trust
88 West Main Street Alliance Energy LLC $275,000 June 16, 2017 35 Parkwood Realty LLC, John R. Parsons Jr., Victor C. Galvani, Andrew I. Sacher
28 Oakhurst Road Cloverhill Properties LLC $290,000 June 15, 2017 Jacob W. Jackson, Ryan Jackson
8 Breakneck Hill Road Navdeep Singh, Avneet Kaur $753,000 June 15, 2017 Daniel Hargrave, Lynn Hargrave
20 Longwood Drive Davis A. Moses, Julie Moses $674,150 June 15, 2017 Robert G. Riga, Donna M. Riga
2 Rosewood Lane unit 9B Nicholas J. Arone, Cynthia M. Kirchodorfer $275,000 June 15, 2017 Jodi A. Dolan, George M. Dolan
118 Ash Street Emory Patterson $751,000 June 15, 2017 Paul L. Reynolds, Kathleen M. Reynolds
1 Wild Road Mahmud Hossain, Khodeja Fatema $591,000 June 15, 2017 Jason Freeman, Juliana O. Freeman
5 Bridgeton Way Anton F. Ehrhardt, Nancy L. Ehrhardt $1,225,000 June 15, 2017 Ronald L. Sargent, Jill L. Sargent,
Hopkinton Way Realty Trust
5 Weybridge Lane unit 24A Naho Shinmura $322,500 June 15, 2017 Florence M. O'Donnell
39 Rockwood Lane unit 19 Lynn T. Murray $590,472 June 13, 2017 LLD Land Development Corp.
5 Daniel Shays Road Jason Freeman, Juliana Freeman $769,900 June 13, 2017 Robert J. Kelly, Deborah A. Kelly
4 Walcott Street Stegi LLC $125,000 June 12, 2017 Patricia Mahoney

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Police Incidents - Updated 6/20/2017
for 6/12/2017 - 6/14/2017  6/15/2017  6/16/2017 - 6/18/2017  6/19/2017
2 NEW Arrests HERE

Welcome to FaySummer2017!


Day Camp Dates: 8 one-week sessions, June 26 - August 18, 2017
Overnight "Stay" Program: 6 one-week sessions, July 10 - 14 through August 14 - 18, 2017
Academic Adventures: 2 two-week sessions, July 16 – 28, 2017 & July 30 – August 11, 2017
English Immersion: 1 5-week session, July 16 - August 18, 2017

Lawrence Man Arrested For Third Time Illegally Carrying Firearm, A & B On A PO and Resisting Arrest
Following Violent Stuggle


[Lawrence] June 20, 2017 -- Yesterday (Monday) at 12:10 a.m. Troopers Brendan Cain and Sheila Cooper were traveling on Essex Street in Lawrence when they observed a brown Honda Odyssey traveling toward them at a high rate of speed without headlights on. As the Honda approached the fully marked State Police cruiser it made an extremely abrupt U-turn, cutting off the cruiser. The Honda then pulled along the curb behind a parked vehicle.


As the Troopers approached the vehicle they observed the lone occupant moving around frantically. After talking with the occupant, ANGEL GIL, a 29-year old male from Lawrence, the Troopers asked him to submit to field sobriety tests. Trooper Cain then attempted to pat frisk GIL for weapons, but GIL prevented him from doing so. GIL, who has a muscular build, then began to flex both arms and clinch his fists.


Believing GIL had a firearm Troopers Cain and Cooper attempted to gain control of his hands. GIL struck Cain in the face with an elbow and tried to run. Cain tackled GIL and they engaged in a violent struggle. As they fought, Cain could feel a firearm in GIL’s waistband. The suspect was trying to pull the gun out.


Trooper Cooper deployed her Taser electronic control weapon and hit GIL in the back. The probe strike did not slow GIL, who continued to fight.  A second Taser probe strike immobilized GIL, allowing Trooper Cain to grab both of the suspect’s hands. Trooper Cooper tried to take the firearm off of GIL’s person, but the suspect regained his mobility and violently kicked Cooper in the chest. As this fight continued more than 50 patrons from a nearby bar came out and began yelling derogatory remarks at the Troopers.


Trooper Nick Nezcypyr arrived to assist. GIL continued to wildly fight all three Troopers and grabbed the handle of Trooper Nezcypyr’s pistol, trying to pull it out of its holster.  The three Troopers were able to pin GIL to the ground and held him down. After several moments other Troopers arrived on scene, along with several Lawrence Police Officers and Essex County Sheriff’s Officers. It required ten Troopers and Officers to place GIL into handcuffs and leg restraints.  GIL was found to be in possession of a .40 Smith & Wesson caliber Taurus PT 740 semi-automatic pistol loaded with six rounds.


GIL was booked and transported to the Middleton House of Correction without bail.


GIL was charged with the following:


  • Firearm violation with 3 prior violent/drug crimes;

  • Firearm carrying without a license 3rd offense;

  • Firearm carrying with ammunition;

  • 3 counts of A & B on a police officer;

  • Resisting arrest;

  • Negligent operation of a motor vehicle;

  • MV light violation;

  • Not meeting RMV safety standards;

  • Illegal U turn;

  • Speeding;


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Hopkinton Resident Named Newton-Wellesley Chief


NEWTON, Mass. (June 19, 2017) -- Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH) announced today that Louis Jenis, MD has been named Chief Medical and Innovation Officer (CMIO), effective immediately.

In this newly created leadership role, Dr. Jenis will work collaboratively across NWH and the broader Partners HealthCare System to explore, identify and implement innovative ways to deliver health care to patients. Dr. Jenis will also oversee the traditional responsibilities of a Chief Medical Officer, to preserve and promote a positive practice environment for providers and oversee the federal and state regulatory issues facing hospitals.

A practicing orthopedic surgeon specializing in spine surgery for more than 20 years, Dr. Jenis has held numerous leadership roles, including Chief of Spine Surgery and Vice Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at NWH, Chief of Spine Surgery and Fellowship Director at Massachusetts General Hospital, Co-Chair of The Partners Orthopaedic Collaborative and Co-Chair of the Partners Spine Value Analysis Team.

“Dr. Jenis’ vast clinical and leadership experience make him the ideal individual to lead Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s approach to innovation in healthcare,” said Newton-Wellesley Hospital President Dr. Michael R. Jaff. “As we continue to evolve our role as a community hospital, with a focus on patient accessibility and technology, Dr. Jenis will work closely with our team to bring fresh thinking to our patient engagement and service delivery while we navigate the challenges of today’s healthcare industry.”

Dr. Jenis earned an undergraduate degree from Clark University before attending Boston University School of Medicine. At the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Dr. Jenis completed an internship in general surgery and a fellowship and residency in orthopaedic surgery. He also completed a fellowship in reconstructive spine surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin and is working towards completing his Master’s Degree in Health Care Delivery Science from the Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business. Dr. Jenis has several academic appointments and has published extensively on the topic of spine surgery. Dr. Jenis lives in Hopkinton with his family. Contributed content.

Unique Design

June 19, 2017 -- Architect Luis Lobao, right, has photographer Joseph Ferraro make a photographic record for his portfolio of his unique design at One Lumber Street, where Paul Mastroianni has developed a striking retail center. In front of 110 Grill is an outdoor seating area with an open fire pit. On the very opposite corner is a pergola over a seating area servicing the 110 Grill, as well as The Spoonery, which is open at that end for ice cream delights. Also, said Mr. Lobao, is space next to the The Spoon, on the far right, for outdoor seating, which has yet to be deployed.

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Please be advised that a required fire flow test will take place on Wilson Street on Wednesday at the LNG plant at approximately 9:00 AM. You may notice some discoloration during and after the test. 
 Please avoid doing any laundry, dishwasher loads or other water use activities, during this time. Any discoloration that may occur will eventually dissipate. You may need to run the cold water in your home to flush your internal pipes once the test is complete.

All Abuzz

June 18, 2017 --The (Monarch) Swallowtail butterfly was careful not to get near the bees that were swarming all over this privet hedge, some fighting, as evidenced by one of the bees on its back with a missing stinger, off-camera. NOTE: Both Ed Harrow and Mary Lou Haroian have written to correct the caption and declare that the butterfly is a Swallowtail, not a Monarch as we stated. We defer to them and thank them for their participation.


June 18, 2017 -- This hay was too wet for machine harvesting, said a Sutton farmer this afternoon, and so he harvested it by hand, a scene that doesn't play out to any large degree, if at all, in Hopkinton any longer.

Hey, Dad!

by Robert Falcione

FATHERS DAY (June 18, 2017) Wow, look at you! Bombers jacket, leather helmet, headset, eye protection. Is that an ascot around your neck? Quite dapper at 23, getting ready to go off to World War II, to ride backwards whenever you are in the air, as the rear gunner of a carrier-based TBF (Torpedo Bomber Fighter) Avenger.
      You may be surprised to know that you died in 1983, but your spirit hung around with me for another two years. At the end of two years, I asked you to go where spirits go, and you did. It wasn't because I stopped loving you. It was because nothing in my life or education prepared me for that circumstance, which became increasingly distracting. I hope there is peace wherever you are.

       Fathers Day is an opportune time to dwell on the good things that happen between and a father and a child, and not negative stuff. But first, a double-edged sword, something I'd like to get off of my chest, Dad.

       Remember the boxes of 78 rpm records that we seemed to carry with us and store in the basement of each home in which we lived? Yes, stored beside the piano that we always moved with us, too, and always stored in the basement. Yes, the one I was never allowed to "play." But like I said, it is a double-edged sword.

       First of all, I invented the first "vinyl" Frisbees. It is true that decades before, young people discovered the aerodynamic quality of Mrs. Frisbie's pie tins. "Tin" is the operative word here. My Frisbies were like plastic, and I discovered their aerodynamic quality long before the Frisbee became massively popular. I should get at least one Attaboy for that. With a snap of the wrist, I could fling your 78 rpm records over the ping pong table, the entire length of the basement activity room, where they struck the cement wall at the other end and shattered, like the sad imperfections they were. They were as bad as the innovative, men's plastic comb that was small enough for the back pocket, but broke in half whenever someone sat on it.

          If it is any consolation, I made sure that "Be My Love" by Mario Lanza and "Ave Maria" by Enrico Caruso never got touched. Little did I know they would be on YouTube decades later.

          What's YouTube, you ask? I hope you don't mind if I save that answer for next Fathers Day.

          I am certain you remember the typewriter I begged for that you and Mom got me one Christmas? It was my attempt to self-cure my undefined ADHD, which I and everyone else involved knew nothing about back then.

          But how about the camera and darkroom you gave me when I was about 12 years-old? That worked out very well. I applied the lesson about centering the ashtrays on the round tables in your lounge to my photography, and my writing, years and years ago.  Ironically, today, I spend most days in front of a keyboard, or using a camera. It is remarkable how what seems like little things a parent teaches can have such a profound influence  in an individual's life, when the seeds finally sprout.

         I have the DFC (Distinguished Flying Cross Medal) that you earned and were awarded for deploying the life raft, saving one of your unconscious crew members; and assisting the other one into the raft after your plane went down in the middle of the Pacific. Wow, that's a lot of Attaboys! I really treasure that medal.

          Thank you for that; and for the lessons about integrity and honesty, purpose and drive. Thank you for teaching me about the horizon, so that I can always see everything in my path; and make sure my photos are level as well.

           A U.S. Navy ship found you and your other two crew members alive two or three days after the plane hit the bottom. It is especially relevant to my existence, because it occurred four years before my birth.

           Happy Fathers Day.

           Thank you for the medal, and how important that is to my very being (But what ever happened to the jacket?). 

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Hopkinton Diversity Festival

School's Out

June 17,2017 -- Fourth from the left, first row, Maeve Cross, and to her left, property owner Elizabeth Kistner, planned tonight's party, inviting a few of their friends, which could be found by following the smell of barbeque and the sound of head-banging music. Cell-phone photo.

Below, Start of Timlin Race (Scrolls). Next, Men's Division winner, 19 year-old Brian Gao of Hopkinton.
Next photo down, Women's Division Winner, 36 year-old Helen Dinan, of Westborough
See more outstanding HopNews photos by Jonathan
Goldberg HERE

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Grand Parade of Sail Delayed Until 10 a.m.


       The Grand Parade of Sail has been delayed due to dense fog offshore. The Parade will now begin at 10 a.m. for the safety of the participating tall ships and spectators. There is no change to other scheduled activities at this time.

     Spectators at anchorage are urged to maintain extra caution due to weather conditions however spectators on land are not affected at this time. Anchorage restrictions remain the same. Traffic, transportation and parking restrictions have not changed.

     For updates please visit www.SailBoston.com  and download the Sail Boston App ( www.SailBoston.com/app ).

Sail Boston Advisory; Drone Information


     The security operation for Sail Boston will include a tethered drone at Castle Island, over the venues to provide an additional aerial vantage point for police personnel.

The Massachusetts State Police have partnered with private vendor CyPhy for deployment of the tethered unmanned aerial system.

Members of the public who observe the drones should be assured that they are part of the security plan. The public is reminded that privately-owned drones are not allowed over the event venues.

For more information on Sail Boston, view our previous post here.

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TLC (The Learning Center of Hopkinton)

June 15, 2017 -- Above are the professionals and assistants  who teach the children, below.
"We are a home away from home," said owner Trish Miller, contrasting corporate facilities with TLC, which is located in a ranch-style home.


Car vs Motorcycle on South Street

June 15, 2017 --Officer Brian Sanchioni finishes directing traffic at the scene of an accident on South Street, as both wreckers, one with a passenger vehicle and one with a motorcycle (top of screen), as well as the fire engine, gear up to leave the scene. At least one individual was transported by ambulance to UMass Worcester under Advanced Life Support protocol.

Where There's a Smoker, There's...

June 15, 2017 -- A "smoker," used to smoke meats, got a little too hot this afternoon and flamed up inside a business on Ash Street. The cooker was inside the structure and the flames were contained within it. Above, Deputy Chief William Miller stands at the end of the aerial ladder to get a closer look at the structure, while a firefighter pours water into an entryway below him.

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     Multiple Bear Sightings in Hopkinton
, More...

June 15, 2017 --From Monday to Wednesday, according to current police department logs, there have been 10 reports from residents of seeing a black bear, from Fruit Street and Huckleberry Road, to Wood Street near Whisper Way. When police show up and put eyes on the bear, it always put the bird feeder down and heads back to the nearest wooded area.

       Many experts believe that the young adult males venture south of their territory in search of a mate. As a result, although they prefer the woods, they venture to populated areas, where they find a bounty in bird feeders and rubbish containers.

        In the instances where humans have shown up, the bears have walked away, bothered by the proximity.

        A Google user asked which bears to play dead with in order to survive. The answer...

        "Fact: Playing dead will work if you're being attacked by a mother grizzly defending her cubs. But it is the wrong thing to do if you're being attacked by a predatory bear. If a bear attacks (particularly a black bear) in an offensive manner and physical contact is made, fight for your life."

         The current police department logs contain some other interesting incidents: Man in a blindfold running around the Downtown, a raccoon acting strangely, a large snapper on a pool cover, a warrant arrest, 2 young males smoking marijuana, a woman applying makeup while driving, and a delivery scam.

          Here's how the scam works. Somehow, an individual's credit card number is compromised, someone makes an unauthorized purchase, and has it delivered to the person's home. The individual opens the package to find a costly electronic item, a computer or ipod, etc., that they did not order. Along comes someone to steal the item if it is left at the front door. Or, he knocks on the door claiming to be from FedEx or another carrier and was sent to pick up the wrongly addressed package. Phone the police if you receive such a package. 508-497-3401.

June 14, 2017 -- Hillers Pizza will just not stop celebrating their one-year anniversary, as they pose again with the crew of wait and counter staff, drivers, cooks, owners and family. This very busy pizzeria is not too busy to use quality Boar's Head products, take your order over the phone or in person, deliver your meal; or accept your order online at www.hillerspizzeria.com for pickup or delivery. Check it out.

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Loon River

 June 14, 2017 -- A Mated Pair of Adult Loons carefully move with their Newly Hatched Chick between them while on the Lookout for Bald Eagles, Hawks, Turkey Vultures and Large Turtles looking for a Meal today on the Quabbin Reservoir in Central Massachusetts! ~John Collins

Four Kittens in a Bucket [ Sung To, "Three coins in a fountain."]

June 15, 2017 -- Workmen heard the cries of lonely, abandoned kittens in an unoccupied home and called Hopkinton Police. Above, Officer Matthew Santoro delivers them to Lauren Maistros at Baypath Humane Society, which accepted responsibility from thereon. Baypath Director Elizabeth Jefferis said that the kittens could have been left on their own by a human, or a feral mother. Check Baypath's facebook for more.

14th Annual Sharon Timlin Memorial Event is taking place
this Saturday, June 17th! 


Above, 2016 file photo by Jonathan Goldberg


Parking/Traffic Alert


Reminder: Saturday, June 17, 2017, Hopkinton High School:

The 14th Annual Sharon Memorial 5K Race/Walk and Family Fun Day to Cure ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).

Please note that traffic will be heavier than usual. There will be a section of   Hayden Rowe Street (Route 85) from Grove Street to Chestnut Street that will be closed for approximately 30 minutes beginning at approximately 8:25 AM.

Police will be available to redirect traffic through these areas.


14th Annual Sharon Timlin Memorial Event: Saturday June 17, 2017 8:30 AM

Help us Raise money to find a cure for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). 


  • AVOID TRAFFIC AND PARKING HASSLES: Ride your bike and take advantage of the secure, bike valet! Open from 7 AM until Noon. 

  • Great raffle and silent auction items will be available at the event on the family fun day field.

  • Honored guests at event: Mike Timlin (former MLB pitcher) and his family

  • Live music by local Hopkinton band, Hot Acoustics.

  • Dunk your favorite teacher on the family fun day!!


  • FUN FOR ALL AGES!!! Games, Crafts, Obstacle Courses, Food and much more. 

  • Event is held rain or shine!

Schedule of Events: (For those who are able to, packet pick up can be done on Thursday, June 15th at PR Running in Westborough and Friday, June 16th at Webster First Credit Union, Hopkinton (Price Chopper Plaza): See web site for details.)

7:00 AM: Event opens (packet pick up, bike valet)

8:30 AM: 5K Race begins and family fun day opens

9:15 AM: Dunk tank opens

   10 AM: Kids color run  (Kids meet at track on 9:45 AM)

11:30 AM: Raffle/Silent Auction Closes

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Site Walk?

June 113, 2017 -- No sooner did Ron Nation bring his development's concept drawings before the Planning Board last night, that this black bear decided to check out the property for himself. Photo taken by Dan McIntyre, apparently through a screen.

Kara MacDonald, 49

UPTON - Kara MacDonald, 49, passed away on Saturday, June 10 in her home, surrounded by family and friends, after a year and a half battle with lung cancer. Kara is predeceased by her husband Peter MacDonald. She leaves behind her daughter Maggie (15) and Kate (13), her sisters Kelly Grill of Upton, Julie Westcott and her fiance Rob Cavicchio also of Upton, her parents Jack and Pauline Westcott of Hopkinton, her in laws Gert and Leo McAlice of Walpole, Judi and Steve Holubesko of Plainville, Beth and Dick Kelly of Medfield, Rick and Sami MacDonald of Camano Island Washington, Steve MacDonald of Foxboro, Tom and Sue Macdonald of Wellesley and Peter Grill of Milford as well as several nieces and nephews and one great niece, all whom she adored.

Kara received a bachelor’s degree from UMass Amherst in Business Administration and a Masters degree from Simmons College in Human Resource Management. She began working for the Boston Athletic Association in the mid 1990's and was an integral member of the registration team helping the BAA to establish the notion of Runner Services. She became an early thought leader and valuable contributor in the area of athletes with disabilities, establishing policies and procedures that are in use today. In a statement about her passing the BAA remembers Kara as a kind and thoughtful woman who always had time to listen to the full story and set of circumstances surrounding any situation.

Kara was a lover of Broadway musicals, travelling to NYC with family and friends as often as possible to catch a show. If a James Taylor concert was in town Kara was there. As a young girl, Kara spent her summer vacations in Eastham. Each year on her birthday she would watch the sunrise and sunset from the beach. When she had children she returned to Eastham to share with them her love of the ocean and the sunsets. Kara was devoted to her girls and her greatest joy in life was being their mother. She was incredibly proud of the strong, talented women they are destined to be.

A celebration of Kara’s life will take place Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, 98 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton.

In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted through a Go Fund Me campaign to support Maggie and Kate - https://www.gofundme.com/karingforkara  or through Jeanne Leombruno and Bob Flumere's Pan Mass Challenge fundraiser in Kara's honor. 100% of your tax deductible contribution to the Pan Mass goes to cancer research so that one day soon no other family will have to experience losing a loved one to cancer - http://profile.pmc.org/JL0405 .

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton.

Rummage Sale
St. John’s Church

Wednesday June 14, 9-7 PM
All Furniture ½ price

Thursday June 15, 9-7 PM
All white elephant ½ price

Friday June 16, 9-7PM Last Day
All items ½ price

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Planning Board Mulls New Open-Space Concept Plan, More


   by Michael Karlis

Staff Writer

June 13, 2017 -- The planning board reconvened after a three week hiatus to discuss a possible sub division development off of Whisper Way, a public hearing on the removal of tree on Ash Street, and to continue discussions in regards to the development off of Saddle Hill.

The nineteen-lot development off of Whisper Way was presented in an informal discussion by Peter Lavoie, an associate of Guerriere & Hanlon Inc., who led the discussion on behalf of developer Ron Nation. The proposal includes expanding and paving Whisper Way, nineteen new homes, and a septic station to connect the homes to town services. Planning Board members had concerns regarding the amount of wetlands that would be affected.


The first plan would fill in 2,400 square feet of wetlands. The second plan would fill in 1,000 sq. ft. less of wetlands and would include twenty-five acres of open space.


"In the open space plan we are disturbing 1,000 sq. ft. less of wetlands and the driveways would be shorter,” Lavoie said.


Fire Chief Steve Salman had concerns about the open space plan (click on thumbnail to view), which included two cul-da-sac’s within 1,000 feet of each other, which is labeled as a safety hazard for emergency vehicles by the town.


I would have to see a final plan; the first plan didn't bother me though,” Slaman said.


Developer Ron Nation and Fire Chief Slaman agreed to meet in the near future to discuss the plan further.


Nation also acknowledged that the final plan would have to be approved by the Conservation Committee before being voted on by the Planning Board because of the disturbance of wetlands.


The Planning Board also held a public hearing on the removal of two hickory trees and the temporary removal of a stonewall at 147 Ash Street. The home is being connected to the municipal sewer. The board voted unanimously to approve the scenic road permit for the trees' removal. The work is being completed by W.J Deiana Excavating of Hopkinton.


Saddle Hill LLC, which proposed a development near the intersection of Saddle Hill Rd and Prospect Street withdrew its application for a special permit without prejudice. Saddle Hill LLC gave no reason for the withdrawal, but vocal opposition by residents of Saddle Hill could have played a part in the decision.


Lastly, local entrepeneur Paul Mastroianni and his company REC Hopkinton LLC are due for a public hearing at the next planning board meeting on June 26th regarding Mastroianni's concept plan for the controversial residential development on Chamberlain Street and Whalen Road.


One- year Anniversary


June 12, 2017 -- Hiller’s Pizza has officially been open for one year! We want to extend our gratitude to all of our loyal patrons for supporting us at Hiller’s Pizza! For nearly two decades, our family has serviced the Hopkinton community; our previous endeavor being managing Dino’s Pizza. With our grand opening of Hiller’s Pizza last June, we could not be more ecstatic with the outpouring of support we have received from the community. We have been thankful that you choose us to provide catering services for your sporting events, ceremonies, graduation parties, birthdays, and a number of other events and celebrations which best fit your needs. Again, thank you for your constant support, and we look forward to our future, growing with the town! 

We look forward to seeing you!


For pick-ups and deliveries, please call us at (508) 435-0021, or visit us online at https://hillerspizzeria.com. In addition to our catering services, we also provide dine-in services. Come and enjoy our newly vamped outdoor patio with the warm weather quickly approaching, or our remodeled dining area.


Our Thank You Gift To You: On June 21, 2017, our Customer Appreciation Day, we will take 10% off of your order at the register.   From the Sismanis family at Hillers Pizza.

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 Edith A Page (Frantzen)


HOPKINTON - Edith A Page (Frantzen) of Hopkinton, widow of Gerald Robert Page, passed away June 9, 2017 at the age of 96 after a brief illness. She leaves behind five children, Gerald D. Page of Uxbridge, Richard A. Page of Marlborough, Karen L. Roberts of Marlborough, Pamela E. Page of Auburn, and William B. Page of Hudson, ten grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, a sister, Alfrida A (Frieda) Brownly of Titusville, Florida and an extended family, all of whom she dearly loved. Edith was predeceased by two brothers, Peter A. M. Frantzen, and William M. Frantzen, and two sisters, Kitty L. Murray, and Harriet C. Reed.


Edith was the daughter of Amalie Rebekka Sofie Karoliussen and Peder Alfred Frantzen. Edith emigrated from Norway with her family at the age of five. She lived in Massachusetts most of her life. She worked in sales as a corporate accountant, and operated a real estate business with her husband in her early years.

Edith loved gardening and enjoyed watercolor and oil paintings, completing her final painting the day before she died. She wrote poetry, played the piano, researched and wrote her memoirs, and kept in contact with family members from around the world via Facebook and email.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 9:00 to 10:45 a.m in the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street..  A funeral service will follow in the funeral home at 11:00 a.m.  Burial will take place in Evergreen Cemetery, Hopkinton after the funeral service..

Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave, Waltham, MA 02451

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from June 5, 2017 - June 12, 2017
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
12 Smith Road Justin Dorfman, Amy Dorfman $867,000 June 9, 2017 Joseph P. Champagne, Denise P. Champagne
31 Parker Point Road Robyn L. Seifert, Kerry D Kleckner $330,000 June 8, 2017 Michael J. Ring
98 East Main Street Mason Granberry Axford $360,000 June 8, 2017 Ephesus LLC
23 Huckleberry Road Daniel Snyder, Shannon E. Hawley $765,500 June 8, 2017 David A. Frandina, Lea W. A. Frandina,
Roseanne G Andrew, Jerry Varner

Police Incidents - Updated 6/12/2017
for 6/9/2017 - 6/11/2017
2 NEW Arrests HERE
THANK-A-TEACHER, Spring 2017 - DUE June 13th


Say "Have a Great Summer" and "Thank you!" all at the same time.  The Thank-A-Teacher program is a great way to tell your child's teachers how much you appreciate the work that they do!  Each educator honored by a donation receives a personalized card from the Education Foundation thanking them for their work, and includes the name of your child.  If you didn't see these in your child's backpack you can download it here:

Thank-A-Teacher Spring 2017 

Donations are due back on June 13th. 


Dynasty on HopNews Video

June 11, 2017 -- Susie Nagel's pleasant, outgoing personality and attention to detail did not go unnoticed by the owners of Bill's Pizzaria Kitchen & Grill when she worked at the food order and pickup station. It was not long after her 18th birthday that Susie became TIPS certified and moved over to the bar and lounge side of the restaurant. She was also noticed by two outside organizations, who each awarded her scholarships for college this season.
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June 11, 2017-- At the HPTA carnival late Saturday afternoon, the boy in red in the lead capsule shows "no-hands" to his father, who was standing on terra firma. Mouse-over the image to see the riders in the upside-down mode at the top of the ride.

HOPKINTON - Edith A. Page died Friday June 9, 2017 in Milford after a brief illness. Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, are incomplete at this time. 

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Home Sweet Home

June 11, 2017 -- This turtle's shell is a great defense against the casual curiosity-seeker, like the mosquito trying to drill through the top; but would have little deterrent for a human being bent on having some fresh turtle soup. Both the turtle and the chipmunk below were photographed at the Rocky Hill Conservation area in Oxford on Saturday.



June 11, 2017 -- It appears that this chipmunk's meal may consist of a insect with legs.

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Contented Cat

June 1, 2017 -- Under the shade of a large oak, Tigger is flattered by big, diffused light from the sky, but also a large light bounced from the white house in front of him that can be seen reflected in his eyes. A large light source is flattering; the inverse is true.

Police Incidents - Updated 6/9/2017
HOPKINTON - Alice M. Ross, 75, died June 6, 2017 after a battle with cancer.  Born in New York, NY, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Thomas and Rita (Gormley) Dwyer.  A 1961 graduate of Marymount College, she worked her entire life as mother, candy store owner, real estate agent, nurse and the last 12 years as shop manager at Victoria Mansion in Portland, ME.  

She is survived by her children H. Gavin Ross of Yonkers, NY, William Ross and wife Ethel of Cumberland, ME, Patrick Ross and wife Amanda of Hopkinton, MA, and Kathleen O'Dell and husband Michael of Syracuse, NY.  She also leaves her grandchildren Elizabeth, Colby, Scout, Brady, Declan, Griffin, Piper, Liam and Ella.  In addition she leaves  her sister Rita Hicks and husband Thomas of Wall, NJ and her brother Dr. Sean Dwyer and wife Deborah of Bethesda, MD and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews,

A memorial funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, June 19, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street.  There are no calling hours.

Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the, Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton, MA
Safe Transport

June 9, 2017 -- Professionals from Hopkinton Fire Department arrive at Tri-County Medical at One Lumber Street to pick up a patient for transport to Milford Regional on Wednesday. Tri-County is an urgent care facility, not an emergency room facility.

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Watchable Wildlife

June 8, 2017 -- Hopkinton State Park has miles of hiking trails, miles of roadway, boating and kayaking, swimming, and lots of watchable wildlife, like the red-tailed hawk above. It was largest the photographer has ever seen, and with the most red tail, too, exposed in flight.

Watch this sneak preview of
The Shakespearean Jazz Show 

At Hopkinton Center for the Arts
Friday, June 9 at 8 pm
Energetic and innovative, The Shakespearean Jazz Show reinvigorates and
re-contextualizes Shakespearean performance. The Nine Worthies provides an unforgettable parade of Shakespearean sonnets, songs and scenes composed to original New Orleans-style jazz. 
Tickets: $20 general admission, $15 seniors, $10 students
Bonus Deal: Show your HPTA wrist band from this weekend's Carnival and tickets are only $10 at the door!


Single Again Announces Summer Plans Next Meeting Scheduled for June 30

HOPKINTON, MA (June 8, 2017) --- St. Paul’s Single Again group announced that, due to members’ vacation plans, the June and July meetings will be combined into one meeting to be held at 7:00 p.m. on June 30. This meeting will feature ice cream, board games, and social time as well as the usual opportunity to share, support, and pray together. The Single Again meeting is open to the public and will take place at the Parish Hall of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 61 Wood Street in Hopkinton.

In August the Single Again meeting will return to the third Friday of the month with tentative plans to travel on August 18 to a Pawtucket Red Sox game.

Single Again is a support group for people who, though divorce, death, or other circumstances, are single again. It is not a dating group, and while it is a faith-based ministry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, it is open to everyone, regardless of church affiliation.

The mission of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is to minister unconditionally to all in the name of Christ through shared worship, teaching, healing, and service. St. Paul’s welcomes the LGBTQ community, and, indeed, everyone. For more information call 774-253-4432, visit www.stpaulhopkinton.org , or email single.again@stpaulhopkinton.org .

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Hopkinton Man Rides to End Alzheimer’s


HOPKINTON, MA (June 8, 2017) ­– Andy Andrews, of Hopkinton, will bike 100 miles in the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter’s RIDE to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, June 24. Starting and finishing at Odiorne State Park in Rye, NH, the RIDE provides a 2-, 30-, 62- and 100-mile route through the towns of coastal New Hampshire and the north shore of Massachusetts.
This is Andrews’ sixth year participating in the RIDE, “initially I wanted to participate to honor my Dad and my Aunt Jackie. My dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and my aunt had passed away from complications due to dementia. I wanted to raise awareness of the disease and raise funds to help find a cure.”
In 2014, Andrews lost his father to cancer though he notes that Alzheimer’s made it particularly challenging for him to understand what was happening. He looks forward to taking on the 100-mile course this year and notes the memory of his father helps him through the many miles, “don’t underestimate what you can do to ride in honor or in memory of a loved one. It is an incredibly powerful experience to be surrounded by people who have been touched in some way or another by Alzheimer’s.”
Started by the Noonan family, the RIDE to End Alzheimer’s formerly called Memory Ride, grew from a small, family-inspired event to a cycling challenge attracting riders throughout New England and beyond. Each year, 90 percent of the funds raised are given to research restricted grants for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The remaining 10 percent of the proceeds fund programs and services in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Since the event began 21 years ago, the RIDE to End Alzheimer’s has raised over $4,000,000.
“We know that five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, by 2050 this number could rise as high as sixteen million,” said Autumn Hotaling, Development Officer for the Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter. “We must find meaningful treatment and a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. With the awareness and funds raised by our RIDE to End Alzheimer’s cyclists, we will move closer to our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s.”
To register or volunteer at the RIDE to End Alzheimer’s event, visit alzmass.org/ride. Contributed Content


 Against the Tide will be held for the 25th year at DCR's Hopkinton State Park on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) will be holding its annual, statewide Against the Tide Swim, Kayak, Walk, Run and/or Aquathon fundraising events again in 2017. Proceeds benefit MBCC, which is the state's leading breast cancer organization that seeks to understand the causes of breast cancer in order to find ways to prevent the disease.


"We are very fortunate to have such tremendous support from citizens of Massachusetts demanding greater protection of their children's future health in our effort to stop breast cancer before it starts," says MBCC's Executive Director Cheryl Osimo. "MBCC is proud to be honoring Dr. John Erban this year as part of MBCC's 25th annual event. Dr. Erban and his wife Lisa and family are long time residents of Wakefield, MA. He is Clinical Director and Associate Director for Clinical Science at the Tufts Medical Center Cancer Center, and Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. As an internationally known oncologist, Dr. Erban is an inspiration to so many in the work he does every day. We are grateful for his role as a member of the board of our sister organization Silent Spring Institute, and his ongoing dedication to our collective goal of cancer prevention for future generations."


The Statewide Metro-Boston Against the Tide will be held for the 25th year at DCR's Hopkinton State Park on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The statewide Cape Cod Against the Tide will be held for the 18th year at DCR's Nickerson State Park (Brewster, MA) on Saturday, August 19, 2017.


These family-friendly and inspirational events bring people from all demographics together with one goal in mind: breast cancer prevention. Both events consist of several components: competitive and recreational swims, recreational kayak, fitness walk, and USA Track & Field certified 5K/10K runs. Participants of all ages and abilities can choose 1, 2, or 3 of these exciting activities. The event also offers an Aquathon "Splash and Dash" component, where participants "splash" in the competitive 1-mile swim and immediately "dash" in the 5K or 10K run (chosen by the participant).


MBCC is inviting people throughout Massachusetts to register for one or both of the events at www.mbcc.org/swim or by calling 1-800-649-MBCC (6222). Those who cannot attend are invited to make a pledge to a registered participant or existing team. Participants may register as an individual or as part of a team. Registration is $40 per adult per event activity ($80 for Aquathon) and $25 per student per event activity ($50 for Aquathon) up to a maximum of 3 events. We encourage all participants to fundraise beyond the registration minimum, as all proceeds support Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition. Prizes will be awarded to the podium finishers and top fundraisers.

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A Lifesaver



by Roger Kabler

When I was 14 years old, I was in a dark depression. The only thing that pulled me out of it was doing a painting;  a mural in my bedroom in Framingham. It was a copy of the famous Jaws poster. It took me all summer and in the course of painting it , my depression lifted and I was filled with purpose. 


The Shark is still lurking on the  wall there today in my mom's house, threatening to finally attack the swimmer. But that's not the story....


Forty years after I painted Jaws, sitting in my studio in Woodville, I wondered who originally created that image.  I Googled it and found the artist , Roger Kastel. He has painted many well known movie posters and book covers. I wrote to his representatives, told my story and asked them to please pass my gratitude along to Roger Kastel. 


A few days later I got a reply from them, thanking me for my letter and asking me if I had a photo of my Jaws mural. I did. I e-mailed it to them . A week or so later, they replied, saying It was amazing for a 14 year-old, and thanks for sharing it. 


Two weeks after that I entered a dog painting into the Arts in Bloom show at The Hopkinton Center for the Arts. On the opening night, I noticed an incredible painting of Yellow Irises. The painting was by a Roger Kastel. (WHAT? NO WAY!) I asked the curator, "Is Roger Kastel here?"


 They told me he just left. I ran out to the parking lot and saw a big car pulling out of a space.  I ran over to the car and tapped on the window. The window rolled down. Out of breath, I introduced myself. "Hi I'm Roger Kabler!!" Roger Kastel knew who I was. And his wife, Grace, in the passenger seat knew too; she was the "rep" who answered my letters. They both looked wicked surprised as this happening occurred to the three of us. It turns out the Kastels live very close by! What are the chances? After 40 years I decide to make a connection, and the man who helped save my life 40 years ago turns out to be a neighbor, and we're in the same art show .


They got out of the car and Grace took pictures of the two artists, shoulder to shoulder , who painted Jaws.


Painting still saves my life  and keeps my heart in the game.


Hi Roger. Thanks again.

Veterans Flag Day Dinner

Hopkinton Veterans of all ages will be honored

with a dinner funded by BayPath Elder Services.

Wednesday, June 14 at 5:30

Hopkinton Senior Center

28 Mayhew Street

Please contact the Senior Center to make your reservations.


Transportation is available if needed – please request at sign up

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Police Incidents - Updated 6/7/2017


Touch-A-Truck and Food Truck Festival Raises Over $20,000

for the Renovation and Expansion of Hopkinton Public Library

June 6, 2016, Hopkinton, Mass. – Hopkinton Public Library Foundation’s 6th Annual Touch-A-Truck and Food Truck Festival raised over $20,000 for the restoration, renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library, due to open its doors this fall. The event hosted 3000 kids and adults on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at the Hopkinton High School.


With this event and the generosity of the numerous families who joined 1000 Homes and secured Naming Opportunities in the last month, fundraising for the Library has now reached $940,000! We hope to reach the community’s goal of raising $1 million for this incredible project at the event of the century, “A Novel Affair – A Literary Cocktail Benefit,” to be held on October 28, 2017, in the Library.

Touch-A-Truck featured over 50 construction, service and emergency trucks and vehicles from local companies. Contributed content.


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The photo below is from last year's high adventure trip to the Northern Tier in Canada(Dan Bradbury, Jack Dionne, Ethan Ritterbusch).

Boy Scout Troop 1 Pasta Dinner & Silent Auction Fundraiser

Please join Boy Scout Troop 1 for our annual Pasta and Meatball Dinner and Silent Auction fundraising event on Friday, June 16 from 5:00-8:00pm at Faith Community Church, 146 E Main St, Hopkinton. The meal will be prepared and served by Hopkinton Boy Scout Troop 1 and families. It includes salad, bread, coffee, and dessert. This will be a festive community event as we celebrate the start of summer! This is a fundraiser to help fund a High Adventure/Leadership Trip to BSA Philmont Scout Ranch for July 2018. Tickets are $10/person or $5/Children under 10! Tickets are available online, from any Troop 1 scout or by contacting Damian Packer at dpacker@troop1hopkinton.org.  Tickets will also be donated to "Local Heroes."

Parking Lesson

June 6, 2017 -- The vehicle above, parked at EMC Park must have thought it was okay to take up the hashed area beside two handicap spaces that are reserved for vans and other vehicles to unload their wheelchairs onto. Hopefully they will see this lesson and learn what the spaces are intended for.

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June 6, 2017 --The car that was allegedly struck from behind by the vehicle above at one of, if not the, most dangerous areas in Hopkinton


Two Vermont Men and a Woman Arrested for Distribution of Heroin


DEERFIELD, MA (June 5, 2017) -- Yesterday, at about 3:30 a.m., Trooper Anthony Lavigne assigned to the State Police Barracks in Shelburne Falls was on patrol on Route 91 in the town of Deerfield when he observed a black Honda Pilot traveling northbound make several marked lane violations.  Trooper Lavigne subsequently stopped the vehicle. Trooper Welch arrived as back up.


As a result of an investigation and subsequent search of the vehicle 98 white wax bags containing heroin as well as drug paraphernalia.

The operator identified as MELISSA LOISELLE, 36, of Richford VT, the front passenger and owner of the vehicle identified as STEPHEN SALYER, 37, of Enosburg VT, and the rear passenger identified as Jeremy Stanhope, 37, of Richford VT,  were placed under arrest and transported to the Shelburne Falls Barracks where they were booked. Bail was set at $1000 for SALYER, $500 for STANHOPE and $200 for LOISELLE. They were all transported to the Franklin County House of Correction.


LOISELLE was criminally charged with the following offenses:

-Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A;

-Conspiracy to Violate Drug Law;

She was also issued a Massachusetts Civil Citation for marked lanes violation.

SALYER was criminally charged with the following offenses:

-Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A;

-Conspiracy to Violate Drug Law;

-Possession of a Dangerous Weapon;

STANHOPE was criminally charged with the following offenses:

-Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A;

-Conspiracy to Violate Drug Law;


Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Graduates

18 from Special Citizens Academy



CHELMSFORD, Mass. – The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office recently concluded its inaugural Special Citizens Academy with a graduation ceremony and lunch for the 18 participants who completed the four-week program.

Designed for adults with developmental disabilities who have an interest in public safety, the Special Citizens Academy provided participants with the opportunity to learn more about the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO) and its functions. Graduates of the Academy included both independent participants and groups from local agencies such as the Valley Collaborative, Northeast ARC, Eastern Middlesex ARC, and Triangle, Inc.

“I want to thank all our participants – as well as their families and caretakers – who made our first Academy program such a memorable success,” said Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian. “This program is an extension of efforts to connect with all residents of Middlesex County, and we look forward to hosting future sessions.”

Participants attended classes on issues such as Internet Safety and Awareness; Fire Safety and First Aid; and Scam Prevention. They also received demonstrations from the MSO’s K-9 Unit, SWAT Team, and Mobile Operations Unit.

The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office has already received interest from individuals to attend the next Special Citizen’s Academy. If you or someone you know would like to participate, please contact the Office of Community Affairs at 978-495-7410.

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Jeanne L. (McHatton) Arbour, 89


Jeanne L. (McHatton) Arbour, 89, of Port Richey, FL, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017. Jeanne was born in Massachusetts on March 1, 1928 and graduated from Hopkinton High School in 1946.

She married soon after and moved to Florida in June 1957. Jeanne was daughter of the late Nathan and Florence (Mercier) McHatton.

Preceded in death by siblings: Francis, George, Florence Freeman, Mary Briggs, Rita Kruger, Helen Arcudi, Josephine Hill Pedato, and by her husband, Laurence in 2004.

She is survived by her son, Larry Arbour and wife, Karen of Lake Panosoffkee, Fl. daughter, Louise Arbour Ford of Port Richey, Fl. one grandson, David W. Ford Jr.; two great grandchildren, Hannah and Davis.

Internment will take place at a date to be determined at Florida National Cemetery.


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from May 31, 2017 - June 5, 2017
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
238 West Main Street Edson L. Moser, Schirlei G. Ferriera $440,000 June 2, 2017 Gregory F. Stanzione, Allie Stanzione
21 Sweetwater Way unit 254 Pandu Ranga Swamy Prudhivi, Venkata M. Prudhivi $490,000 June 2, 2017 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
61 Downey Street Brendan Brinkman, Jessica Kenyon $463,500 June 2, 2017 Stephen P. Murphy, Mitchiko E. Murphy
17 Sweetwater Way unit 252 Viral Makwana, Swati Parmar $495,360 May 31, 2017 Pulte Homes of New England LLC

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  A Desire To Inspire

   Periodically the Hopkinton Middle School Desire To Inspire Team arranges for inspirational presenters to speak to the students. 

Today distinguished author, Gregory Maguire (www.gregorymaguire.com) visited Hopkinton Middle School and addressed the 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.

In addition to authoring several books including Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West,  Gregory is a frequent contributor to the Examined Life - Greek Studies in the Schools (www.teachgreece.org). 


Due to a grant from the 26.2 Foundation four Hopkinton Middle School teachers (Chuck Rockwood, Mary Vera, Diane Norby and Michael Siedlecki) have participated in and completed the program, which includes a rigorous course of study culminating with a week in Greece. Maguire is a contributor to the program.


The 8th grade class trip to new York, later this week, will include a performance of Wicked. Contributed content.

Police Arrest Man on Animal Cruelty Warrant, Recover Loaded Gun


June 5, 2017 -- Massachusetts State Police and Peabody Police on Friday arrested a Peabody man wanted for severely beating a puppy on a Peabody Street. Troopers from the State Police fugitive unit and a Peabody detective also recovered a loaded handgun in the car the suspect was driving.


Troopers from the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section (VFAS) recently developed information suggesting that JOHN LEGER, 32, was staying at a residence on Woodbridge Road in Peabody. Early Friday morning, the troopers and Peabody detective set up surveillance on that residence. They eventually observed LEGER leave the house and begin driving away. Police stopped LEGER’s car and quickly apprehended him. In his glove box, they found a loaded .45 caliber Smith & Wesson handgun. Troopers took LEGER to the Danvers Barracks to be booked.


The Essex County District Attorney’s Office had indicted LEGER in Essex Superior Court on Feb. 22 for animal cruelty and witness intimidation. The indictments stem from LEGER’s severe physical abuse of a puppy, and threats he made to bystanders who tried to intervene to stop LEGER. Following that incident, the Animal Rescue League of Boston took custody of the dog, whose name was Bryson.


Following his arrest, LEGER was arraigned Friday in Peabody District Court. In addition to the warrants, he was additionally charged with several new offenses committed at the time of his arrest: carrying a firearm without a license; carrying a loaded firearm without a license; unlawful possession of ammunition; committing a firearm violation while having committed three prior violent or drug crimes; and operating a motor vehicle after his license was revoked for being a habitual traffic offender. At LEGER’s arraignment, Essex prosecutors successfully sought to have him held without bail pending an upcoming dangerousness hearing.


A Turning Point for Western Civilization?
Battle of Marathon

Stairway to the Heavens

June 4, 2017 -- Four year-old Adrian Rybalnik gets help from Dad climbing off of the Hopkinton Fire Department's
100' tall ladder today at the Touch-a-Truck event.

The Real Attraction

June 4, 2017 -- Rob Phipps is accepting the bottle-feeding duty from daughter Megan Majeran, of his youngest grandchild, 6 month-old Jamie.

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Hot Acoustics

June 4, 2017 -- I traveled down to Gillette Stadium today where our Hometown Band, Hot Acoustics with Steve Spector, Carter Berking, Tim Levitt and Ray Elwood Headlined the Entertainment at New England Patriot Rob Gronkowski's Charity Event for Cancer Research called The Buzz Off! Gronk had his Head Shaved and then Shaved the Heads of the Top Donation Earners at the 8th Buzz off held at the Stadium! ~ John Collins


Arts in Bloom at the HCA

June 4, 2017 -- The Hopkinton Garden Club has complemented some of the artwork on display at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts Gallery's juried art show with some floral artwork of their own. The exhibit runs until June 22.

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Class of 2017 Graduation

June 4, 2017 -- John Ritz shares a photo from his unique point of view in the center of the balcony aside the HHS Library  on Friday.

Statement Regarding Suspected Terrorist Attack in London


June 3, 2017 -- As it does in all suspected terrorist attacks, domestic and international, the Commonwealth Fusion Center is monitoring developments and intelligence pertaining to tonight’s attacks in London. The Fusion Center — which collects, analyzes and disseminates intelligence about criminal and terrorist acts and organizations — has been in communication with the US Department of Homeland Security National Operations Center.  If any information is developed that has relevance to the safety of Massachusetts residents, the Fusion Center will share it with partner law enforcement agencies and the public. Meanwhile, our thoughts are with the London victims and the emergency responders who again have been confronted by deadly extremist acts.

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