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“Wings of Freedom Tour” Visits Worcester Airport

September 24, 2017 -- The Collings Foundation brought their Wings of Freedom Tour of WWII military aircraft to Worcester Airport, ending their 3-day show late this afternoon. Above, inset, a crew member can be seen looking out from behind the control panel above the third gun barrel from the left in this photo taken today at the end of the westerly runway, as were all of the photos. Occasionally, a non-warplane would need a runway, but we got photos of a couple of them, too, like the image of the large Jet Blue passenger jet below the thumbnails.


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Public’s Help Sought in Grand View Avenue Death Investigation


REVERE, Sept. 24, 2017–Authorities are asking for the public’s help as they investigate a woman’s death at a Revere residence yesterday.


Revere Police and emergency medical personnel responded to the Grand View Avenue scene just after 3:30 yesterday afternoon and found 30-year-old Vanessa MacCormack unresponsive. A preliminary examination revealed signs of trauma on the body and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of her death.


While the facts and circumstances do not immediately suggest a random incident, authorities said the investigation is still in its early stages. Anyone with information on MacCormack’s death, or who was present in the area of Grand View Avenue through the day yesterday, is asked to contact Revere Police at 781-286-8340 or State Police at 617-727-8817. Any observation of people, vehicles, or activity could be helpful and no piece of information is too small to share, investigators said.


Revere Police detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division are working with members of the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit, which has jurisdiction over death investigations in Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop, and State property within the City of Boston. They are supported by the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, uniformed troopers, and other State Police assets.


Dems Rally in Hopkinton

September 23 ,2017 -- United States Congressman Joseph Kennedy III rallied Democrats at a Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee gathering at the Elm Street home of Sandy and Carl Altamura in the late afternoon today. He emphasized the need to defeat the latest health care proposal, detailing the lack of protection for people with pre-existing conditions, and the expected loss of health care for tens of millions of people. Representative Kennedy praised the group for their success at the polls in May, and said that success should be exported to other communities. Below, local and state office holders, as well as exchange students and friends pose with representative Kennedy and the Altamuras.
Blame it on the Chips

September 23, 2017 -- The driver of this passenger vehicle on East Main Street struck a truck stopped at the stop line for the red light at the Wood Street intersection. He admitted to people around him that he was distracted by eating from a bag of chips.

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First Gig


September 23, 2017 -- This group of HHS juniors, as well as Snappy Dogs, caught the attention of passersby, and entertained, or fed, those who came into the parking lot of Marty's Fine Wines this afternoon. HopNews will look toward processing some video we captured of the band.

Francis “Phil” Frieh, 81

Wells, ME Francis “Phil” Frieh, 81,
of Wells, ME, formally of Hopkinton, MA and Cincinnati, OH, passed away peacefully at home Monday, September 11, 2017, surrounded by family and friends following a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. 

Phil was born June 8, 1936 in Hopkinton, MA, the son of Francis and Agnes (Nee Pyne) Frieh. He grew up in Hopkinton and in 1959 married his beloved wife Mary “Eileen” (Nee Crohan) of Framingham, MA. They settled in Hopkinton to raise their children in the hometown Phil loved so well. Phil and Eileen were blessed with 52 years of marriage before her passing in 2012. 

He made a career at Anchor Motor Freight, a contract car hauler for General Motors Corp., advancing through the company to the position of Regional Terminal Manager. Phil was also co-owner/builder/operator of the Windermere Cottages, in York Beach Maine, a business venture he and his family truly enjoyed. 

Phil had an intellectually astute curiosity, and his interests spanned human nature, politics, the natural world, science, literature, fine arts, and music. As an avid naturalist and outdoorsman, he inspired his children to see the interconnectedness of life and to treat all beings with reverence and respect. In addition to having beautiful gardens Phil was also skilled in working with stone and wood and created many beautiful works around the homes he lived in. He had many hobbies, and enjoyed hiking, cycling, kayaking, travelling, attending festivals, concerts, movies, and theatre. He and his wife were patrons/supporters of the Sierra Club, the Ensemble Theater of Cincinnati (ETC), and The Mercantile Library, in Cincinnati. Phil always said that in Cincinnati, his heart “would ever be.”

He lived life to the fullest, always proclaiming “Life is Good.” His motto was “Don’t sweat the small stuff – and it’s all small stuff.” For Phil living and sharing life with those whom he loved was simply the greatest and most constant blessing he ever knew. 

In addition to his parents and wife, Phil was also predeceased by his daughter, Mary "Little Eileen" Frieh; and his son-in-law, Mathew B. Baker. Phil will be lovingly remembered by his children, daughter Sharon Frieh Rudd and her husband William, of Felicity, OH; daughter Annie Ridener and her husband, Bob, also of Felicity, OH; daughter C. Tigg Frieh (Baker) of Wells, ME; his granddaughter, Megan Ruth Rudd, of Cincinnati, OH; his sister Joanne Kinney, of Northridge, MA; and many beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Friends may visit on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk, where a Memorial Service celebrating his life will follow at 3:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in his memory may be made to one of the following organizations: 

Alzheimer's Association 
225N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17
Chicago, IL 60601-7633. 

The Rachel Carson Nature Wildlife Refuge 
321 Port Rd. 
Wells, ME 04090

Cornerstone NVA 
178 Farmington Rd. 
Rochester, NH 03867

To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Phil’s Book of Memories page at www.bibberfuneral.com . 

Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk, ME. www.bibberfuneral.com

Taking a Break After 20 Years on the Job
Swim/Dive Coach Steps Aside

September 23, 2017 "Taking stock of everything, and realizing the amount of time and energy it takes just to get through a season,"  is the main reason Teacher/coach Bryan King gives for stepping down as Hopkinton's Swimming/Diving Team's Coach, a position he has filled for 20 years.
      "Some of the great HS coaches get recognized for their in-season efforts, but it takes so much to manage and work with a team of consistently over 50 kids, and at an off-site venue to boot.  I just felt before I burned myself out completely -- and to try and re-group for the stretch run of my teaching and coaching career -- it was time to step down and take a break.  I'll still be around a pool, as I am a HS swim official, so I will still be seeing plenty of swimming, just not coaching it.

"I love HHS Swimming and diving, and the kids have made it such a great program over the years.  Our growth in the TVL, and in the State is a testament to the hard work of so many student -athletes.  I have a hunch, the members of HHS Swim and Dive will have another great season, highlighted by obviously many outstanding performances, but also continued excellence in the classroom, exemplary sportsmanship, and outstanding representatives of Hopkinton."

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Westborough Police Chief Honored for Service

to Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative


Dorchester, MA – On Monday, September 18th, the Massachusetts Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative hosted an awards breakfast recognizing the occasion of the statewide initiative’s tenth anniversary and honoring individuals whose work in the juvenile justice field has contributed to JDAI’s success.


JDAI is a public safety partnership focusing on improving outcomes for justice-involved youth. JDAI’s mission is to ensure that “the right youth is in the right place for the right reasons” through strategies that engage public, private, and community-based stakeholders.


Westborough Police Chief Alan Gordon was among the honorees recognized for his service to JDAI as a representative of the Massachusetts Association of Chiefs of Police. Chief Gordon provided an invaluable voice on behalf of public safety officials across the state on the need for system-wide supports for at-risk youth. He was honored with a Special Recognition award for his leadership, perspective, and commitment to a more efficient juvenile justice system.


“Chief Gordon’s service to the town of Westborough and to the whole Commonwealth has gone above and beyond the call of duty again and again,” said Rep. Dykema. “JDAI’s recognition of his work to support justice-involved and at risk youth as a public safety advocate is a well-deserved honor.”


“Helping at-risk youth reflect on their behavior choices and supporting opportunities for better decision-making leads to fewer youth involved in our juvenile justice system,” said Rep. Hannah Kane. “JDAI recognizing Chief Gordon’s commitment to supporting these efforts while representing public safety officials across the state is a fitting honor and the town of Westborough should be extremely proud of Chief Gordon’s service.”

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Paving is scheduled on West Elm St (From West Main St to #9 West Elm St) on 9/27.

The road will be closed from 9am-4pm. School buses will be allowed through.


Please expect delays and seek alternate routes.

Mike Mansir

Highway Manager

  Search on for Superintendent Screening Committee Members

As you likely know, our Superintendent, Dr. Cathy MacLeod, will retire on June 30, 2018. The Hopkinton School Committee has begun the process of recruiting our next Superintendent, and is seeking participation on the Superintendent Screening Committee. Members of this committee will formulate interview questions, screen resumes, and conduct initial interviews with candidates for the position of Superintendent of Schools. This committee is tasked with recommending candidates for further consideration by the School Committee, who will make the hire and then enter into contract negotiations with their selected candidate.

The following participants are needed:

One (1) parent of a Hopkinton Public Schools elementary (grades PreK - 5) student;
One (1) parent of a Hopkinton Public Schools secondary (grades 6 - 12) student; and
One (1) at-large member of the business community or the community, in general.

For more information, please see the attached application. If you are interested in being considered for this important work, please complete the attached application, and return it, by no later than October 6th, to: Hopkinton Public Schools, HR Department, 89 Hayden Rowe St.


Fay School Farmers Market
September 9, 16, 23, 30 and October 7, 14, 21, 28,

from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
at Harlow Circle (in front of the Primary School), 23 Middle Road, Southborough


The Fay School Farmers Market will take place on the campus of Fay School in Southborough, Massachusetts. The market is open to all and will feature local produce, prepared food, and handmade goods by local vendors and Fay School faculty and staff. Join us, and bring your neighbors, as we celebrate our local farmers, delicious food, and a sustainable community!

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Sheriff Koutoujian helps welcome new citizens

Reception held at Armenian Heritage Park

BOSTON – September 21, 2017 -- Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian helped welcome newly naturalized American citizens during a reception at Boston’s Armenian Heritage Park on Thursday, September 2.

Sheriff Koutoujian led a procession of new citizens and their family members from the naturalization ceremony at Faneuil Hall to the park, where he and U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani offered remarks.

“America’s story is an unfinished book,” said Sheriff Koutoujian.  “We are constantly adding chapters – not by one author, but by a chorus of them.  These new Americans will contribute their own exciting chapters and I was honored to be present for this important milestone in their lives.”

The Armenian Heritage Park is a gift from the Armenian-American community as a public space to be enjoyed by all people of the Commonwealth. The park includes an abstract sculpture that commemorates the immigrant experience and is reconfigured yearly as a symbol “of all who pulled away from their country of origin and came to these Massachusetts shores, establishing themselves in new and different ways,” according to the foundation.

The grandson of Armenian and Irish immigrants, Sheriff Koutoujian was recognized in 2011 by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) with the Ellis Island Medal for his efforts to help establish the park.  NECO’s Ellis Island Medal of Honor is awarded annually to outstanding American citizens from all walks of life who have distinguished themselves through significant contributions to this country. 

“In an era of heated rhetoric regarding immigration, days like this remind us that America is still the sum of all her parts,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “People still dream of being part of that shining city on the hill, a community where the potential of each individual is realized because we aspire to one, unified American dream.”

The welcoming ceremony was hosted by the Friends of Armenian Heritage Park in collaboration with the United States District Court, The Bostonian Society/ Old State House, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City of Boston, Eliot K-8 Innovation School, Faneuil Hall, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. Contributed content.


All in the Family


September 21, 2017 -- The Phipps Insurance Agency, founded by Paul Phipps in 1950 and nurtured by Rob Phipps and staff since 1975, will be under new management come 2018. Rob is retiring and his beloved cousin and current Executive Vice President, Brian Thomas, will be taking over as President after having just welcomed Rob`s son Michael to the firm in July.

Brian`s grandfather, William E. Thomas, made it possible for Paul Phipps to purchase the business and home at 80 Main Street by re-mortgaging his own home in 1950. What goes around, comes around! The Phipps Agency sees no reason not to continue with the successful Patriots model of family and teamwork. The people of Hopkinton and its environs will continue to be well served.

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Says NO to Greyhound Friends reopening



I am sickened to read the facts that are coming out about Greyhound Friends and the animal neglect that took place, in our own backyard. If people knew the full story, they would not stand for this in our community. I was skeptical when I first heard about this, but soon realized there was no grey area. It’s all there in black and white.


Documented reports show that the Mass Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Animal Rescue League, and Mass Department of Agricultural Resources inspected Greyhound Friends on multiple occasions between 2015-2017 and met with their executive director and board members. They documented countless instances where the Greyhound Friends executive director failed to properly care for the dogs, and they further concluded that the board of directors appears “unwilling or incapable” of providing proper oversight. 


Their recent report revealed:


·      Dogs with serious illnesses and conditions were left untreated.


·      Some dogs experienced years of constant confinement, only to end up being euthanized because they were or had become unadoptable. 


·      The floors and walls of one room were filthy and urine covered, and yards had excess animal waste.


·      The majority of the dogs were suffering from at least one form of internal parasite.


·      Dogs were not consistently given medications to help protect them from preventable diseases.


·      Director Coleman, the Greyhound Friends Board of Directors, and shelter veterinarians appear to be complicit in importing dogs with infectious and contagious disease into the Commonwealth, thereby putting Massachusetts dogs at risk. 


These shortcomings do not seem to be due to a scarcity of cash. Public records show the charity received more than $3.5 million dollars over the past five years (2011-2015). I was shocked to read that during that time, they spent in excess of $135,000 on travel expenses, but records show they did not consistently give dogs proper veterinary care. The charity watchdog group Charity Navigator has issued a donor advisory about Greyhound Friends. The site says they created these donor advisories as a way to help inform and protect donors from charity scams.


What’s more, a CBS News report found that the Mass Attorney General Public Charities Division opened an investigation into Greyhound Friends. This is an agency that “ensures appropriate application of charitable assets, investigates allegations and initiates enforcement actions in cases of breach of fiduciary duty.”


The Greyhound Friends annual filings show they were in the red for nearly $300,000 in 2015, yet they were loaning money to the executive director and relatives and paying money to a greyhound racing breeder. On top of that, a news report earlier this year shows that they failed to pay a Hopkinton contractor $34,000 owed to him.


The town also recently released records showing that Greyhound Friends was caught violating animal welfare regulations for decades. Yet despite all this, the organization is trying to get its kennel license back.


There is no place for inhumane care of dogs in Hopkinton. Please join me in writing to our Selectmen (selectmen@hopkintonma.gov) and urging them not to reinstate the kennel license for this organization.


Thank you.


Beth Malloy

190 Lumber Street

September 21, 2017


September 21, 2017 -- This turkey vulture gliding and flying over C and Cedar Streets this afternoon -- its youth betrayed by its nearly flawless wings -- was circling a yard where live poultry runs free, near the large dog.
The Gathering

September 21, 2017-- The gathering includes birds at the shoreline. Related photo further down page.

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"Baby Elephant Walk"

September 21, 2017 -- It shouldn't take much imagination to see a herd of charging animals in this abandoned topiary on Legacy Farms North Road.

"The Floor is Lava!"

September 21, 2017 -- These Canada geese, which gather at Bloods Pond each fall, are staying out of the water, as if it were lava, which is the premise of a popular download by 5 year-olds, "The Floor is Lava." However, as readers may recall, a Canada goose was ripped to shreds by a large snapping turtle in a pond on West Main Street a couple of years ago.  Add the fact that a "Turtle Rescue" group deposited hundreds, if not thousands of snapping turtle hatchlings into Hopkinton waters, and it could mean that the local waters have become too dangerous for these birds.

Massachusetts State Police cruiser struck on Route 25 in Wareham

September 20, 2017 -- A Massachusetts State Police cruiser was struck by another vehicle on Route 25 in Wareham this afternoon. The Trooper and the other driver, a New Bedford woman, were both transported to Tobey Hospital for non life-threatening injuries.


The Trooper, who was on a patrol out of the Middleborough Barracks, was stationary in the center median near Exit 2 in the cruiser, a 2015 Ford Interceptor Utility.  A 2007 Honda Civic being operated eastbound on Route 25 by a 25-year-old New Bedford woman, for reasons still under investigation, veered into the cruiser and struck the passenger side of the cruiser.


The crash remains under investigation. No further information is being released at this time.


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Newton, MA – On Saturday, Congressman Joe Kennedy III will hold office hours in Wellesley and Hopkinton as part of his ongoing Tour 34.

Saturday, September 23:

2:00PM Holds Wellesley office hours
Wellesley Free Library
Small Conference Room
530 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA

4:00PM Holds Hopkinton office hours
Hopkinton Center for the Arts
Mazur Family Studio
98 Hayden Rowe Street
Hopkinton, MA

Massachusetts Attorney General Sues Equifax
AG’s Office Alleges Company Failed to Protect Personal Information of Nearly Three Million Massachusetts Residents, Despite Knowing its System Was Vulnerable to Hackers, says AG


BOSTON – Following a major data breach at credit reporting firm Equifax Inc., Attorney General Maura Healey today filed the nation’s first enforcement action over the company’s failure to protect sensitive and personal information of nearly three million Massachusetts residents.

“We allege that Equifax knew about the vulnerabilities in its system for months, but utterly failed to keep the personal information of nearly three million Massachusetts residents safe from hackers,” said AG Healey. “We are suing because Equifax needs to pay for its mistakes, make our residents whole, and fix the problem so it never happens again.”

According to Equifax, the breach reported earlier this month potentially compromised the personal information of 143 million consumers nationwide, including nearly three million Massachusetts consumers. AG Healey immediately launched an investigation to determine the scope of risk to consumers and whether the company had proper safeguards in place to protect consumer information and issued guidance for consumers in the wake of the data breach.

Last week, AG Healey announced her intent to sue the company.

The complaint, filed today in Suffolk Superior Court, alleges that Equifax did not maintain the appropriate safeguards to protect consumer data in violation of Massachusetts consumer protection and data privacy laws and regulations.

According to the complaint, between at least March 7, 2017 through July 30, 2017, Equifax left sensitive and private consumer information exposed to intruders by relying on certain computer code that it knew or should have known was vulnerable to exploitation without having in place safeguards sufficient to prevent the consumer data it stored in its system.

The AG’s complaint alleges that still-unknown third parties infiltrated Equifax’s computer system through its “Dispute Portal” – a page on its website that allows consumers to submit information to initiate and support a formal dispute of information in their credit reports.

Once in, the unauthorized third parties were able to access and likely stole consumer information from Equifax’s network. The hackers were present in Equifax’s system from at least May 13, 2017 through the end of July 2017 without Equifax detecting them and potentially stole the sensitive and personal information of 143 million consumers.

Further, although fixes for the computer code vulnerability were available to Equifax and posted on at least one U.S. Government website, the company failed to implement the recommended fixes, or otherwise put in place other safeguards and security controls, such as encryption, that would sufficiently protect consumers’ personal data.

According to the lawsuit, Equifax also failed to provide timely notice to the AG’s Office and to affected consumers, as required by Massachusetts law. The company knew about the breach around July 29, 2017, yet did not notify the AG’s Office or consumers until Sept. 7, 2017.

The AG’s lawsuit seeks civil penalties, disgorgement of profits, restitution, costs, and attorneys’ fees. The AG’s Office also seeks injunctive relief to prevent harm to Massachusetts residents resulting from the company’s actions and inaction.

Equifax is a credit reporting firm that businesses rely on to make decisions about the credit worthiness of consumers, therefore affecting whether consumers can buy a house, acquire a loan, lease a vehicle, or even get a job. Consumers have little to no control over the information that Equifax acquires about them.

Consumers who believe that they are victims of identity theft should take additional steps to protect their credit and personal information. For more information go to the Federal Trade Commission’s step-by-step guide at https://identitytheft.gov/.

This case is being handled by Sara Cable, Director of Data Privacy & Security, as well as Assistant Attorneys General Jared Rinehimer, and Michael Lecaroz, all of the AG’s Consumer Protection Division, and Investigator Anthony Crespi. ~Press Release

Ipswich Fire Chief Arraigned in Connection with Alleged Assault

DRACUT - Gregory Gagnon, 41 of Dracut, the Fire Chief for the town of Ipswich, was arraigned today in Lowell District Court on the charge of strangulation in connection with an alleged assault on a female victim who is known to him. Judge Ellen Caulo ordered the defendant to undergo inpatient mental health treatment. The defendant was further ordered upon his release from the treatment facility to comply with his treatment plan, submit to GPS monitoring, consume no drugs or alcohol, surrender all firearms, possess no firearms and not be in any residence or location where a firearm is present, to stay away from the residence and place of work of the listed victim and to remain on house arrest. The next court date in this case is November 3, 2017

The victim in this case has asked that we convey her request for privacy at this time.

These charges are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.


Ashley Nicole King, 32

MARLBOROUGH - Ashley Nicole King, 32, died Friday, September 15, 2017 in Natick.  Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of Kenneth and Mary (Navin) King of Marlborough.

She was a 2004 honors graduate of Keefe Technical High School and studied at the Bryman Institute. She was a loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her children Brooke E. and Shane P. Murphey and her sister Macayla King.

Calling hours will be held Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton, MA. A funeral service will take place at 2:00 p.m. in the same location.

Donations may be made to the Ashley King Childrens Support Trust, Middlesex Savings Bank, 10 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA  01748.

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Clips from Early Family Day Entertainment and then some Fireworks

Thanks to Eric Montville working the second shift and capturing some fireworks.
And thanks to Linda Kenney for helping us photograph her granddaughter, below.

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Now's Your Chance to See Fay School in Action!







Please join us for one of our Classroom Visit Days this year. It's a unique opportunity for you and your child to see Fay School at its best as you tour our campus, talk with teachers and lead administrators, and observe students and teachers in action on a typical school day.

2017-2018 Dates
Thursday, October 5

Wednesday, December 6

Tuesday, January 9

Tuesday, April 24


10:00-10:30 Welcome Reception with the Head of School

10:30-11:20 Campus Tours and Classroom Visits

11:20-12:00 Q+A with Fay's Primary, Lower and Upper School Division Heads


Classroom Visit Days begin at Fay's Admission Office.
Parking is available behind the Admission Office in Upjohn Circle.

See Fay Page: https://www.fayschool.org/page/classroom-visit-days#


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from September 11, 2017 - September 18, 2017
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
37 Hayward Street Claudette G. Andrew, Paul Andrew $699,000 Sept. 18, 2017 Daniel Aho, Hayward Street Nominee Trust
15 Turnbridge Lane unit 21C Janet L. Mackay $296,000 Sept. 15, 2017 Joseph M. Foran, Lisa Foran
35 Grove Street Maureen Tumbleton $315,000 Sept. 15, 2017 Robert A. Byrnes, Mary A. Byrnes
172 Spring Street Jennifer L. Lasher $345,000 Sept. 14, 2017 MA Residential Nominee Services LLC, National Residential Nominee Services Trust
172 Spring Street MA Residential Nominee Services LLC, National Residential Nominee Services Trust, Christine Franks $345,000 Sept. 14, 2017 Michael C. Franks
172 Lumber Street Bradley R. Wolcott, Meredith P. Wolcott $790,000 Sept. 14, 2017 Susan N. Fabricant, Donald G. Fabricant, SD Fabricant Revocable Family Trust
61 Spruce Street unit 110 Ashok K. Sunkara $542,270 Sept. 13, 2017 Pulte Homes of New England LLC

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for 9/13/2017  9/14/2017 - 9/17/2017
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September 17, 2017 -- The Hopkinton Family Day was a smashing success yesterday, culminating in a grand fireworks display. Some photos of the activities are below. A video of clips will follow later today or Monday a.m.

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Ashley N. King, 32
MARLBOROUGH - Ashley N. King, 32, died Friday, September 15, 2017.  Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, are incomplete at this time. GoFundMe site: https://www.gofundme.com/4fx8n3s

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on Main with Ann Click & Joe Regan
Giving Insight on Hopkinton Family Day


Hopkinton 42, Medway 0

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State Police Investigating Fatal Bicyclist Crash In Charlton


September 15, 2017 --The Massachusetts State Police are investigating a fatal bicyclist crash that occurred at approximately 3:35 this afternoon on Route 20 westbound in Charlton. The victim was a 40-year-old Charlton man.


The motorist who struck the victim, a 54-year-old Wilbraham man operating a 1997 Audi A4 sedan, immediately stopped at the scene. The motorist, who is not being identified at this time, has cooperated with the investigation.


The crash occurred near South Sturbridge Road in Charlton. Preliminary investigation by Trooper Robert Ryan of the Sturbridge Barracks indicates the bicyclist came out of a side street just prior to being struck.


The victim was determined to be deceased at the scene by paramedics.


The victim’s name is not being released pending next of kin notification.


The crash remains under investigation by Troop C of the Massachusetts State Police, the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and the State Police Detective Unit for Worcester County.


Hillers Pizza Staff Wishes HHS Football Team
the Best Tonight.
See you soon!

Free Pasta Dinner at St. Paul’s September 27

HOPKINTON, MASS. (September 14, 2017) – The September Community Pasta Supper at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 61 Wood Street (Rte. 135) will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27. All are welcome to this event, which is being supported by the churches of the Hopkinton Christian Service Connection. This pasta supper is held for the community on the last Wednesday of every month.

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

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 is LGBTQ friendly. For more information call the church office at 508-435-4536 or visit www.stpaulhopkinton.org/

           Lake Area Residents:


After a beautiful summer, it is now approaching the time that the annual draw down of the lake begins. The timing of the draw down is mandated by a permit received from the Hopkinton Conservation Commission and must begin no earlier than September 15th and no later than October 1st. The exact date can vary from year to year based upon the level of the lake coming out of the summer.  The exact date that the draw down will commence has not been set, but please understand that it could start any time between now and October 1st.  This year’s reduction in the level of the lake is anticipated to be 48-52 inches. 


Please be aware of the draw down process and arrange for the removal of boats and docks accordingly.



Have a great autumn,


The Officers and Executive Board

Lake Maspenock PreservationAssociation

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Fay School Farmers Market
September 9, 16, 23, 30 and October 7, 14, 21, 28,

from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
at Harlow Circle (in front of the Primary School), 23 Middle Road, Southborough


The Fay School Farmers Market will take place on the campus of Fay School in Southborough, Massachusetts. The market is open to all and will feature local produce, prepared food, and handmade goods by local vendors and Fay School faculty and staff. Join us, and bring your neighbors, as we celebrate our local farmers, delicious food, and a sustainable community!


Glass with Class

September 14, 2017 -- Installers are putting the finishing touches on the glass façade main entrance of the Hopkinton Public Library.


September 14, 2017 -- Some farmers will declare that bees do not collect nectar from nearby locations, but from away. The popularity of Lake Whitehall draws people, especially bass anglers, from near and far.

Hopkinton Public Library Foundation announces its Capstone Fundraising event:

A Novel Affair, Saturday October 28, 2017 7:30-10:30 PM

Photo: Above, rooster after renovation, below, before.

On Saturday, October 28, 2017, Hopkinton Public Library Foundation (HPLF) will host Hopkinton’s Event of the Century: “A Novel Affair – A Literary Cocktail Benefit.”


This once in a lifetime event, taking place from 7:30-10:30 PM in the newly renovated, restored, and expanded Hopkinton Public Library, will celebrate the past and future of our beloved Library, an essential community resource. With this memorable evening, HPLF aims to top its goal of $1 million for our library. The Benefit will feature literary libations, fabulous food, unique auction items, and guided tours of the new Hopkinton Library. Tickets for “A Novel Affair” ($100 per person) will go on sale on September 21, 2017 at www.HPLFinc.org.

The newly renovated, expanded and restored Hopkinton Library is the culmination of years of cooperation, planning and support from many residents. As such, the Benefit will be a celebration of our newly improved Library, an essential community resource, as well as those who helped make this incredible project a reality. At the Benefit, HPLF will honor five exceptional Hopkinton residents for their incredible impact on the Hopkinton community as well as Hopkinton Library: Sandra and Kevin Delbridge, lead donors of “1000 Homes for Hopkinton Library”, Sarah Duckett, former Library Trustee & editor of the Hopkinton Independent, Beth Mezitt, President of the Friends of Hopkinton Library, and Ben Palleiko, former Selectmen.


Since 2011, HPLF has been honored to assist the community in raise over $950,000, or 95% of our community goal of raising $1 million in private gifts for our Library, an essential community resource. Hundreds of Hopkinton families, community organizations and businesses have come together to contribute to “1000 Homes for Hopkinton Library. Having hosted over twenty successful events over the past 5 years ($250,000 raised), HPLF is excited to host this unique Benefit as the capstone to Library fundraising, as well as to celebrate the reopening of our Library - the anchor of Hopkinton Center since first opening in 1895. Last renovated in 1967, the building is now in the final stages of an $11.7 million renovation and expansion. After approximately a year and a half of construction, the Library will reopen in October at 13 Main Street. For more information on the Library grand opening ribbon cutting and community activities, visit hopkintonlibrary.org. For more information about HPLF and the Hopkinton Public Library building project, please visit the HPLF website at www.hplfinc.org.


Smiley Face

September 14, 2017 -- Can we agree this handsome fellow has a pleasant smile on his face as he holds on in a strong wind?

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Police Incidents - Updated 9/13/2017
for 9/11/2017  9/12/2017
1 New Arrest


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The Breast Center at Milford Regional Earns National Accreditation

September 13, 2017  --  The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), has granted three-year accreditation to Milford Regional’s Breast Center.

The accreditation is only given to those centers that have committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. A breast center must demonstrate compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease. The standards include proficiency in the areas of center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement.

“Milford Regional is very fortunate to have the expertise and caring of our breast surgeons Salwa Fam, MD, and Ashling O’Connor, MD, leading our Breast Center,” says Edward J. Kelly, president and CEO of Milford Regional. “Working alongside a multi-disciplinary team of experienced medical professionals from Milford Regional and Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, patients of The Breast Center are assured expert care with our program that has, once again, received national accreditation. Congratulations to the entire Breast Center team!”

Join us for family fun for all ages behind the high school and middle school!

Activities for Kids and Families: 2-7
dart board, photo booth, free-throw shots, caricatures, popcorn & cotton candy, dunk tank,
bean bag toss, sling launchers, tug-o-war, scavenger hunt, corn hole, vintage games & toys,
make-a-maze, geocaching, face painting, balloon artist, clown, inflatables, jenga, and more!

DJ Carter Alan: 2-5
Music by Dan Cloutier: 2:30
Hopkinton Diversity & Cultural Alliance Dance Performance: 2:10
Music by Amanda Maffei: 3:30
Comedy Performance by Roger Kabler: 4:30
DJ Don Cronin: 5-8
Enter Stage Left: 5:15
Barbara Kessler: 6:15
Hot Acoustics: 7:30

Woodsman Show: 2-5
Field 13

Car Extrication: 2:30
See the Hopkinton Fire Department perform an amazing
demonstration of the Jaws of Life behind the High School

Kids Fun Race & Family Relay: 3-5

Fireworks Show: 8:30

Suspect in A & B On Police Officer Arrested

At approximately 11:20 a.m. today a Massachusetts State Trooper assigned to the Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section located a green 1999 Toyota Camry on Route 24 northbound in Raynham being operated by a suspect wanted in connection with a vehicular assault on a trooper last week.


Trooper Steve Gabriel believed the Camry’s driver to be JOSE G. JIMENEZ, 26, of Lawrence, who was known to him as the suspect who ran over another trooper’s foot while fleeing a motor vehicle stop in Brockton on Sept. 7. State Police yesterday obtained an arrest warrant for JIMENEZ for assault and battery on a police officer with a dangerous weapon.


While keeping the Camry in sight this morning, Trooper Gabriel queried the Camry’s registration and determined it was owned by a different Lawrence man – the same person who is the registered owner of the different vehicle that JOSE JIMENEZ was driving when he ran over the trooper’s foot last week. Trooper Gabriel also reviewed a license photo of JOSE JIMENEZ and further confirmed that he was the driver of the Camry.


Trooper Gabriel, along with troopers from the Milton Barracks, attempted to stop JIMENEZ. He refused to stop, and troopers pursued him up to the Route 93 split in Randolph, and from there onto Route 95 northbound.


The suspect exited Route 95 at University Avenue in Westwood. The pursuit was terminated, but cruisers remained in the area searching for him. Troopers located the Camry abandoned near The Peterson School. Troopers set a perimeter and MSP K-9 Kojak began tracking the suspect. At that time, an employee from the Osprey Wireless business approached troopers and told them a man suddenly had entered into the building to ask if they were hiring. Troopers responded to the business and observed JIMENEZ sitting down filling out what appeared to be an application. Trooper Gabriel went up to him and said, “let’s go.” JIMENEZ replied, “let’s go,” and was taken into custody without further incident.


During an inventory of the Camry, K-9 Kojak (photo) hit on a large amount of cash — $10,620 – in the vehicle.


In addition to the warrant for the assault with the vehicle last week, JIMENEZ was charged with the following fresh offenses:
– Failure to Stop for Police;
– Operating a Motor Vehicle After Revocation;
– Operating to Endanger; and
– Speeding.
Troopers transported JIMENEZ to the Milton Barracks, where a bail clerk ordered him held on $250,000 cash. He is expected to be held overnight and will be brought to Quincy District Court tomorrow for arraignment. Contributed content.

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The Sanctuary at Woodville

(formerly Woodville Baptist Church)

invites YOU to a NEW worship gathering!

Sundays at The Sanctuary will begin

Sunday, September 24, 2017

10 a.m. a relaxed and intimate worship experience

11:30 a.m. brunch (registration required http://www.sanctuaryatwoodville.org/events.html

Come for worship, brunch, or both! We are excited to have the community
gather at 249 Wood Street, Hopkinton and get to know each other.

Downtown Corridor Project Public Forum

Note New Date

A Public forum will be held on September 27, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. at the Senior Center to update the public on the Downtown Corridor Project. This Forum is intended to present a summary of the Downtown Project and to inform the public on the proposed changes the Project will make to Main Street from Wood Street to Ash Street.

From 6:00 to 6:30 PM, there will be an open forum where residents can view the project plans and renderings of the proposed work. From 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM, a formal presentation will be made by the Town, and from 7:30 to 9:00 PM a formal Q&A session.
Norman Khumalo, Town Manager     Graphic for illustration purposes only.

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from September 5, 2017 - September 11, 2017
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
8 Maple Street Marisa Fitzpatrick $400,000 Sept. 11, 2017 Laurie Herlihy
59 Spruce Street unit 109 Nandagopal Reddy Potli, Surekha Chilekampally $537,560 Sept. 11, 2017 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
18 Kimball Road Richard Paquette, Rebecca Paquette $785,000 Sept. 8, 2017 Paul F. Coveney II, Kimberly M. Coveney
54 Oakhurst Road Win Win Capital Investments LLC $101,000 Sept. 8, 2017 Deutsche Bank National Trust Co.,
Soundview Home Loan Trust 2006
41 Rockwood Lane unit 18 Kenneth S. Gerbetz, Carol F. Gerbetz $492,544 Sept. 8, 2017 LLD Land Development Corp.
14 Elizabeth Road Sean M. Carney, Lauren B. Carney $810,000 Sept. 8, 2017 Nicholas V. Ruotolo, Brenda A. Ruotolo
63 Spruce Street unit 111 Hua Tao $489,565 Sept. 7, 2017 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
145 Fruit Street Angelo Karaca, Selin Saygan $529,000 Sept. 7, 2017 David M. Buckley, Margaret A. Shaw

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Police Incidents - Updated 9/11/2017
for 9/7/2017 - 9/10/2017
2 New Arrests

Not a Storm

Weston Nurseries held its Blooms, Brews, BBQ on Saturday, while stormy skies circled the property, but did not dare rain on the Jimmy Fund Fundraiser. This  HDR  (High Dynamic Range) photo taken with a  phone camera is unretouched and unaltered. The dolphin face-cloud on the right was there on its own.

Builder Faces $6,900 Fine from Planning Board for Scenic Road Violation

The Board has a site visit schedule for Saturday September 9th at 9:00 am to review the site [...on Saddle Hill Road]. As
a reminder, the recommended maximum fine is $6,900. Principal Planner Jenifer Burke in Memo to the Planning Board.

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September 1, 2017 -- These animals appear to have a sort of mutually beneficial relationship, which is not immediately apparent.

Blooms, Brews and BBQ (and Bands) at Weston Nurseries

September 10, 2017 -- Hundreds of guests came to party at Weston Nurseries on Saturday to help them raise money for the Jimmy Fund Walk, one of the Nurseries'  favorite charities, by purchasing a ticket and trying the various local breweries, food vendors, listening to four bands and enjoying the activities for the children.


Shir Joy Chorus Seeks New Singers


Shir Joy Chorus begins its fall season with open rehearsals on Sun., October 1st from 5:00-7:00 pm and Mon., Oct. 9th from 7:00-9:15 pm. The Chorus is seeking new singers, especially basses, although all parts are welcome. Regular rehearsals are usually Sunday evenings and are held at Congregation B'nai Shalom (117 E. Main St., Westborough, MA), which generously donates rehearsal space to us. For more information, visit our website www.shirjoychorus.com , facebook page or instagram; email us at ShirJoyMA@gmail.com ; or come to an open rehearsal.
The rehearsal on Oct. 1st will begin with a vegetarian (dairy ok) potluck dinner (no peanuts, please!), and will include a meet and greet, section placement, and registration, to be followed by a short rehearsal. You can observe the rehearsal or join right in with the singing. Our director, Nan Gibbons, as well as members of the Board will be available to chat and answer questions.

Our regular rehearsals are on Sunday evenings with a few Monday evening rehearsals on three-day holiday weekends and such is the case with our second open rehearsal on October 9th. This rehearsal will be more like our typical rehearsals. But don’t worry - there will be food during our 15-minute snack break at 8:00 pm.

Shir Joy Chorus is an adult community chorus, dedicated to learning, sharing, and performing Jewish music from the rich and varied Judaic cultures of Israel and the Jewish Diaspora. Although many temples and synagogues have choruses which sing on the holidays, we are the only year-round trans-denominational Jewish chorus in Central Massachusetts. The Chorus performs music in English, Yiddish, Hebrew, Ladino, and other languages, the pronunciation of which is taught during rehearsals, so no prior knowledge is needed. Founded in 2011, Shir Joy is an independent nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, funded by the Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts, the Westborough Cultural Council and the Worcester Arts Council (members of the Massachusetts Cultural Council), and private supporters. The chorus is non-auditioned and is open to all people regardless of ethnicity or religious background.

Shir Joy is a musical organization dedicated to raising awareness and appreciation of the breadth and beauty of Jewish culture through performances and related activities. In addition to our two annual concerts at Congregation B’nai Shalom in Westborough, the Chorus performs at other events in Worcester county, including fundraisers for the Pastoral Counseling Centers of Central Massachusetts. In September, Shir Joy is performing at Songs of Hope in Worcester (sponsored by the Black-Jewish Alliance), the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Massachusetts in Worcester, and Arts in Common (sponsored by the Westborough Cultural Council) at Bay State Commons in Westborough.

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Fleeing Suspect Talked Off of Roof


September 10, 2017  -- Shortly before 9:30 am today (approximately) Malden Police attempted to arrest a wanted male suspect at his residence. The man fled his home in his motor vehicle. A short time later Malden police observed the suspect vehicle and began pursued it onto Route 1 northbound in Saugus. Two Massachusetts State Police K-9 units caught up to the suspect vehicle and assumed primary positions in the pursuit on Route 1.


Troop A Headquarters assumed command and control of the pursuit, which continued northbound into Lynnfield and then Peabody.


The suspect vehicle turned into the parking lot of the Golden Banana strip club on Route 1 north in Peabody. The suspect bailed out of the vehicle and ran into an adjacent trailer home community, with troopers following in foot pursuit.


MSP K9 Trooper Leigha Genduso and her K9 partner Kojak located the suspect on the roof of a house.


Troopers and Malden officers set up a perimeter under the direction of MSP Sgt Mark Lynch, the patrol supervisor. Troop A Major Pat Russolillo responded and assumed command of the scene.


After a period of time and after discussion with the Malden police chief, the suspect agreed to come down from the roof of the trailer and was taken into custody without further incident.


No injuries or property damage were reported.


The suspect was transported to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for evaluation, after which he will he booked and charged by Malden Police.


The scene was cleared by 10:30 am. For the suspect’s identification and charges, please contact Malden Police.


The accompanying photo shows troopers and officers talking to the suspect on the roof of the home to persuade him to surrender. 



The Hopkinton Fire Department will open their station to the public on October 15th for their Annual Open House. The event at Fire Headquarters will be from 11am to 2pm. Residents and children will have the opportunity to view demonstrations, learn about fire safety, and tour the station. Refreshments will be provided and Sparky the dog is expected to make an appearance.


The Open House provides an opportunity for firefighters to focus on the educational theme of Fire Prevention week. This year’s theme is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out”. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan and works to educate the public about the importance of developing a home escape plan and practicing it. Here’s this year’s key campaign messages:

  • Draw a map of your home with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.

  • Practice your home fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.

  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.

  • Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.

  • Close doors behind you as you leave – this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.

  • Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.

In support of Fire Prevention Week, the Hopkinton Fire Department encourages all households to develop a plan together and practice it. A home escape plan includes working smoke alarms on every level of the home, in every bedroom, and near all sleeping areas. It also includes two ways out of every room, usually a door and a window, with a clear path to an outside meeting place (like a tree, light pole, or mailbox) that’s a safe distance from the home.


Paul J. Gleason, 64,

Paul J. Gleason, 64, a resident of Westborough and York Beach, ME, formerly of Southborough, died suddenly on Monday August 28, 2017. Paul was born in Clinton, the son of the late James F. & Mary M. (O’Malley) Gleason.

A colorful character, witty and wise with a great sense of humor, Paul much enjoyed the loves of his life – his family and friends, his Irish heritage, the Marine Corps, reading, history, arboriculture, birds and nature, York Beach, the Patriots and Red Sox, and of course the felines – Mick and Fiona.

Paul was a Professional Arborist and member of the International Society of Arboriculture, MASS Arborists Association, MASS Association of Landscape Professionals, Certified Arborist in the States of Maine and Rhode Island, and was the current Tree Warden of the Town of Hopkinton. He was extremely proud of his military service as a US Marine and in the MASS Army National Guard.

Paul is survived by his cherished “home team” that consisted of his wife, Paula Marie (Tedeschi), and his son Ben & his girlfriend Shannon Weiler. He is also survived by his brothers, Dennis & his wife Martha of ME, and Daniel & his wife Brenda of Ayer, his mother-in-law, Albina Tedeschi of Framingham, his brother-in-law, Ray Tedeschi & his wife Judy of CT, his best friend John Bushee & his wife Linda of RI, his nephews and nieces, Andrew and Liam Gleason, Kristina Tedeschi-Wayne & her husband Jake, and Stefanie Tedeschi, and his great nieces Mia and Marina and great nephews Jude and Jeremy.

Family and friends will honor and remember Paul’s life by gathering for visiting hours in the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St., Framingham on Wednesday, September 13th from 4-8 P.M.  Funeral Services and Interment will be private.  

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Paul’s name to: Disabled American Veterans/Dept. of MA, Statehouse RM 546, Boston, MA 02133, www.davma.org/donate-now

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At the End of an Era Marks a New Beginning

September 8, 2017 --  UniBank Supervisor, Vice-president Wendy Brown, top, stopped by the Hopkinton Branch this noon to take retiring Branch Manager Doris Hamburger to lunch. At 6:00 pm, today, she will be exiting this job of twenty-two years. Ms. Hamburger plans to move to Maine with her husband and pursue other endeavors.

Maine Man Arrested For Drug Trafficking And Illegally Possessing Firearms


HAVERHILL September 8, 2017 -- On Saturday September 2, at quarter past midnight Trooper Brian Fuller was patrolling Route 495 in the Haverhill area. While checking the Haverhill rest area on the northbound side he observed a silver Ford Focus with Maine plates. A male party, identified as RYAN POMEROY, 33-year-old man from Waterville Maine, was sitting in the passenger seat with the door open fumbling with something. Trooper Fuller parked next to the Focus and approached POMEROY. Upon seeing the Trooper the man quickly moved his hand behind the seat. When Trooper Fuller made contact with POMEROY he observed an open bag of marijuana on the center console and marijuana residue on the front of his pants. While marijuana has been legalized in Massachusetts consumption and open containers in public areas is not.


When asked about the marijuana, POMEROY grabbed the bag to show Trooper Fuller. Trooper Fuller then observed the clear plastic bag containing heroin (40.2 grams) on that was under the marijuana on the center consol.  POMEROY was then placed under arrest. An inventory of the vehicle prior to towing was conducted. Located in the vehicle were two handguns a .380 caliber Glock model 42 and a Taurus 9mm caliber model PT 111 pro. Located with the handguns two .380 magazines, one 9mm magazine, one .25 magazine, six .380 caliber live cartridges and eleven .25 caliber cartridges. Trooper Campbell arrived as backup and assisted with the inventory. Trooper Campbell located a plastic bag containing cocaine (143.2 grams) in the trunk. Also located were containers with THC concentrate suboxone.


POMEROY was transported to the Newbury barracks where he was booked. He was held on $7,500.00 bail at the Middleton County Jail.

The POMEROY is charged with:

  • Trafficking in cocaine

  • Trafficking in Heroin

  • Possession of class E drugs

  • Possession of Firearm without a license

  • Possession of Firearm without a license

  • Possession of ammunition without an FID card

Hyperthyroidism Care Continues

Dear Patients of Dr. Kenneth Blanchard,

With the loss of our esteemed colleague Dr. Blanchard this past April, we wanted to let you know that we are now working closely with Dr. Rachel Katz of Newton Integrative Health Services for our patients with hypothyroidism.

Dr. Katz is a functional medicine practitioner and board-certified family physician who completed a 15-month apprenticeship with Dr. Blanchard just six weeks before he passed away. At that time, Dr. Blanchard invited her to join his practice and to manage care for hypothyroid patients on her own using the protocols he developed.

Today, Dr. Katz is welcoming any of Dr. Blanchard's former patients who wish to continue their thyroid care in the same vein. She is also accepting new patients for functional and integrative medicine consultations on chronic problems with low energy, mood, sleep, digestion, and overall sense of well-being.

For more information, visit Newton Integrative Health Services
or call 617-244-7300. Thanks for doing business with us.

The Staff at Hopkinton Drug
800-439-4441 x117 -phone
508-435-5983 -fax

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After that, Only In-person Registration is available:
    -Friday: 4:00pm - 7:30pm at EMC Park 
    -Saturday: 7:00am - 8:45am at Hopkinton High School (Parking Lot F)
Only 12 team spots left for Corn Hole so register today! LiveTough Challenge Course for kids  registration will also be available day-of at the event on Field 9. Hope to see you there on Saturday!

Two to Face Charges for Threats at Bunker Hill Community College

The Massachusetts State Police will summons two teenagers to face criminal charges for putting a threatening note on a student’s car at Bunker Hill Community College in July. The threat, which the suspects said was made as a prank, caused significant disruption to college operations and public transit and necessitated a large police and emergency response.


One suspect is a 19-year-old woman, the other, a 16-year-old boy. Both are from Everett. State Police are seeking the following charges against them:

– Threats to commit a crime against a person;

– Making a threat that disrupts a school or public building; and

– Disorderly conduct.


Massachusetts State Police Troop H detectives, in conjunction with Bunker Hill Community College Police, identified the suspects through a diligent investigation.


The male victim found the threatening note when he returned to his car in the parking lot of the Charlestown school on the afternoon of July 25. State Police detectives, patrols and K-9 units responded to the scene, as did explosive ordinance detection teams from the State Police and FBI. Boston Police, Fire, and EMS units also responded, as did campus police and Transit Police.


In addition to causing fear to the victim and the community, the prank threat caused the college to be locked down for more than three hours while State Police and FBI bomb technicians cleared the victim’s car. Additionally, students and staff were not permitted to enter the lot to retrieve their own cars, and the  Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority closed the Community College Orange Line stop, for the duration of the scene investigation.


The suspects’ appearances in Charlestown District Court have not been scheduled yet. The name of the older suspect will not be released until charges are filed in court. As a juvenile, the younger suspect’s name will not be released.


Regardless of the reason for the threat and the acknowledgement that it was a prank, the serious impacts it caused in terms of fear and disruption to the community, and the drain on numerous law enforcement and emergency agencies, warrant the filing of equally serious criminal charges.

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A Study

September 6, 2017 -- From this point of view, the Hopkinton Reservoir Dam offers a study in vanishing point, diminishing perspective and rule of thirds. Photographically, it has a very deep depth of field due to the use of a small lens aperture.

Statement from Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan on Police Shooting:

“The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and the Chelmsford Police Department have completed the investigation into the facts and circumstances of the non-fatal shooting of William Omar Santiago, 35, of Lowell, on July 23, 2017.

This investigation concludes that, in the totality of the circumstances, the officer was justified in the use of deadly force and that there was no criminal conduct involved in the shooting of William Omar Santiago.”


The focus of this investigation was to determine whether the actions of the Chelmsford Police officer in the shooting of William Omar Santiago were criminal or whether, in the totality of the circumstances, the officer was justified in the use of deadly force.

On July 23, 2017, Chelmsford Police received notification from the Essex Emergency Communications Center in Middleton of a possible domestic 911 hang-up call they received, which was tracked to the address of 3 Clover Hill Drive in Chelmsford. As a result, at 7:39 a.m., uniformed Chelmsford Officer Brian Gervais was dispatched to respond. He was familiar with that address as a result of prior calls to that location. Uniformed Chelmsford Officer Christopher Mauti, who was also on patrol, radioed that he would respond as back-up. Gervais arrived first and approached the front door. He was met by an elderly male occupant of the residence who directed him to a bedroom down the hall to the left.

Gervais approached and knocked on the door announcing his presence as a police officer. The door was opened by William Omar Santiago who appeared to be in a rage and immediately began punching and hitting Officer Gervais with closed fists about the head and face. The barrage of punches caused Officer Gervais to bleed from the face and he began to try to block blows defensively with his arms. Santiago returned back into the room. After this initial assault by Santiago on the officer, there were a series of assaults that were committed by Santiago on Gervais and the three other officers who responded to assist in securing the safety of the female in the bedroom with Santiago. This woman was also physically assaulted by Santiago in the room as the police officers in the hallway were attempting to come to her aid. Santiago escalated his assaults on the officers. During the course of the ensuing events, Santiago would sporadically open the door and throw objects – first a hammer, “tomahawk-style” at Officers Gervais and Mauti, then large pieces as well as shards of heavy, broken glass, at the officers – Mead, Leary, Mauti and Gervais. The large pieces of glass were wielded like a spear and the smaller ones wielded like martial arts fighting stars, and a sharp, pointed piece of wood, all as the female was screaming and yelling for help.

The officers first attempted to quell Santiago’s violent rampage, without weapons, then by two of the officers deploying their department-issued tasers and then, when all available options were exhausted, Officer Kristin Leary fired two rounds from her department-issued firearm, which stopped Santiago’s assault and allowed for the female to be freed from the room and Santiago to be arrested.

Santiago was transported first to Lowell General Hospital and then by med-flight to Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston, where he was treated and released the following day, July 24, 2017, from the hospital.

Massachusetts State Police Lieutenant Paul Bulman and Massachusetts State Police Trooper Anthony Delucia attempted to interview Mr. Santiago at the hospital, but he declined to speak to them, before attempting to escape from police custody at the hospital and assaulting the Chelmsford uniformed officer guarding him and Lieutenant Bulman and Trooper Delucia.

The investigation included interviews of all responding police officers and civilian witnesses; examination of ballistic evidence found at the scene; and a review of radio transmissions and police reports.

The audio of the radio transmissions is available at the links below:

Chelmsford Police Radio Transmissions:



The redacted report can be viewed here. The following report is being released in redacted form according to the Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 3.4: Fairness to Opposing Party and Counsel to protect the integrity of an open criminal case currently pending against Mr. Santiago as well as to protect Mr. Santiago’s right to a fair trial. Witness testimony and the names of victim and civilian witnesses have been redacted.
Upon the conclusion of the prosecution the full unredacted report will be available.

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from August 28, 2017 - September 5, 2017
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
4 Downey Street Karen Renaud $577,000 Sept. 1, 2017 David Collins, Lindsey Collins
3 Sweetwater Way unit 245 Ritesh Jain Manoria, Bhavana Jain Manoria $486,000 Sept. 1, 2017 Pule Homes of New England LLC
69 Spruce Street unit 114 Praveen Pogula, Vedamayee Devi Pogula $504,570 Sept. 1, 2017 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
9 Chamberlain Street Robert L. Harriman, Janice M. Harriman $240,000 Aug. 31, 2017 Susan A. Hill, Estate of Doris C. Kumlin
24 Hidden Brick Road Mark Rhodes, Candace Rhodes $735,000 Aug. 31, 2017 Michael D. Tobins, Megan E. Tobins
4 Dale Road Blake P. Otey, Margo Otey $391,463 Aug. 31, 2017 Jack H. Peterson, Jack H. Peterson Trust
7 Hunters Ridge Way Robert E. Davis, Kristina B. Davis $950,000 Aug. 31, 2017 South Mill Street LLC
169 West Main Street Joseph A. Menna LLC $950,000 Aug. 30, 2017 John N. Pandiscio, Maspenock Professional Building Realty Trust
16 Highcroft Way unit 1 Mary Jane Slamin $540,000 Aug. 29, 2017 Thomas Twomey, Mary Jane Slamin
3 Yale Road Adam D. Bortolussi, Drambuie Trust $259,000 Aug. 29, 2017 David O. Claro, David G. Black III, Adam D. Bortolussi
16 Glen Road Elias Aho-Aleuanlli, Maria J. Mettifogo $830,000 Aug. 28, 2017 Bipin P. Patel, Hashmi Patel
9 Sterling Drive Daniel F. Traviglia, Jennifer M. Traviglia $763,000 Aug. 28, 2017 Lori A. Dustin, Scott J. Trachy

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September 5, 2017 - The Fleet sails away in yesterday's Gloucester Schooner Race with Columbia (141 ft of pure speed) leading the Way! The Schooner Festival is held in Gloucester every Labor Day weekend, celebrating the City's Maritime Heritage! ~ John Collins

Real Portraits
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Pipeline Patrol

September 5, 2017 -- Seen flying over Hopkinton Reservoir this morning.

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No Injuries in Fruit Street Rollover

September 4, 2017 -- First responders reported no injuries after arriving at the scene of this rollover on Fruit Street at the outlet of Roosevelt Lane, just north of arguably the most dangerous curve, on that road, and perhaps the entire town. No neighbors could explain how the accident occurred, but it should be noted that Jeeps are top-heavy and are prone to ending up looking like a helpless beetle after a collision.

Short Video of Scene at Thursday's Fire on Wood Street

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