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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from August 28, 2018 -- September 10, 2018
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo of property
17 John Matthew Road Carl S Larson, Anna L Larson $1,083,000 September 10, 2018 Ernest J Parsons, et. al.
58 South Mill Street Khalil Nermin $460,000 September 10 2018 Scott A Simons, Elizabeth Simons
62 Primrose Circle #204 Chakradhar Konapala, Kanthisri Chimrala $760,931  September 10, 2018 
  • Pulte Homes of New England LC
12 Winter Street Natasha Kanieff $250,000 September 7, 2018 Maureen Wright RT, et. al.
18 Juniper Trail #151 Alka Mahesh, et al $562,235 September 6, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
20 Juniper Trail #152 Gu Dian $539,290 September 4, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England
43 Primrose Circle #205 Jeffrey Jing Qin, Jin Yue $672,715 August 31, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England
2 Leonard Street Allen S Wellington, Heather A Wellington $550,000 August 31, 2018 Eileen C McGann, Stehen Peppard
12 Hunters Ridge Way Jose Flores-Cardillo, Simone Amaziles Flores-cardillo $1,110,000 August 30, 2018 South Mill Street, LLC
24 Wedgewood Drive Michael K Kyons $835,000 August 30, 2018 Pascal M Gahinet, et. al.
7 Riverbend Road Ajay K  Batra, Kerril Batra $1,225,000 August 30, 2018 Kenneth T Gresham, Vicky L Gresham
17 Pinecrest Village #17 Heather Cieslak $252,000 August 28, 2018 Pan Du, Yufen Wang
22 Juniper Trail #153 Vinie Somani, Anand S Bagal $560,230 August 28, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England
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36 Greenwood Road Pradip Nirmel, Fen T Kuo $985,000 August 27, 2018 Madhusudhana Mathur, et. al.
65 Rockwood Lane #6 Thomas W Prange, Regina M Prange $558,185 August 24, 2018 LLD Land Development Corp
37 Chestnut Street Urszula Trela, Maxim Grebshtain $599,999 August 24, 2018 Cloverhill Properties LLC
13 Bowker Road Loius George Petcu, Nancy Margaret Westermann $945,000 August 24, 2018 Jeffrey E Prall, Cynthia R Prallway
44 Wedgewood Drive Jose Estevam, Thuythao N Estevam $915,500 August 24, 2018 Wade H Ridgway,Denise M Ridg
3 Appaloosa Circle John M Fahmy, Stephanie Fahmy $695,000 August 24, 2018 Mark Tierney, Linda Tierney
18 South Mill Street Priyank Soni, Pragya Singh $675,000 August 23, 2018 Wen Chen, Hestia Chen
24 Juniper Trail Unit 154 Apparao Yarram, Sreelakshmi Yarram $568,975 August 23, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
30 Stoneybrook Road Mohamad T Haghitghi $347,800 August 23, 2018 Prime Properties, LP
6 Morningside Lane #215 Saurabh Gupta, Shveta Gupta $537,000 August 22, 2018 Sree Raghay Marudhalam, et. al.
Images from Weston Nurseries' Blooms, Brew and BBQs Jimmy Fund Fundraiser
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Excerpts from Hopkinton's Own Brother Kerry and the Hoptones CD Release party
Click graphic below to watch

Happy Birthday, Charlie

September 9, 2018 -- Hopkinton native Charlie Lowell poses for a photo with his wife, Donna, at Cornell's yesterday, where some sneaky friends and fans lured him to a surprise 75th birthday party. Many of the former Little League players he coached when Little League began in Hopkinton, were in attendance.
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Richard “Dick” George Trudel

Richard “Dick” George Trudel, 80, of Hopkinton, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 7, 2018 at his home with his wife by his side. Born in Natick, he was the son of the late Doris (Daniels) and James Trudel.  He was the husband of Julie Ann (Scott) Trudel of Hopkinton; they would have celebrated 50 years of marriage on September 21st.

 Dick grew up in Framingham.  After graduating from Newton High School, he served four years in the Navy as an aviation specialist and loved to share stories of those days. He successfully owned and operated R. Trudel Electric for over 35 years.  Dick received a heart transplant 24 years ago after being diagnosed with congestive heart failure.  He enjoyed dining out, cooking, listening to music, and watching old movies as well as time spent with his family and friends; especially his grandsons.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Leah Ann Stone and her husband Jason Matthew Stone of Boylston; his two grandsons, Hunter Trudel Stone and Austin Maxwell Stone; and his sister, Beverly Hickey of Natick, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He is predeceased by his brother, James “Skippy” Trudel.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 12th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. Burial will take place in Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New England Donor Services, 60 First Ave. Waltham, MA 02451 or neds.org

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Hopkinton 20,  Wayland 0

September 7, 2018 -- Above, senior Matt Brown steps into the end zone leaving fallen Wayland players in his wake, in the first touchdown of Friday's season opener at home. Please choose thumbnails below for larger photos, all taken before the half.

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The Spoon
One Lumber Street

Eyeballs of the Corn

September 7, 2018 -- This scene just over the line in Upton speaks for itself.
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It's a Wrap

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Join the Treblemakers, Hopkinton's Regional Community Chorus!

Do you love to sing?

We thought so.

How about spending time with fun, interesting, energetic people?

Good. We do too.

So why not combine those two likes and join the Treblemakers, Hopkinton’s regional, non-audition, adult chorus?!

Our vocal ensemble of about 30 members from Hopkinton and surrounding towns rehearses weekly (Wednesdays, 7:30 pm) and performs twice each year – a holiday concert and a spring concert.

Come on out, meet some terrific people, and SING!

For more details, contact Carolyn Letvin: carolyn@carolynletvin.com.

P.S. You don’t need to read music to join. Just bring your voice and come sing with us!

Hopkinton Police Incident Log
September 6, 2018
No Arrests

Pembroke Woman Arrested in Fatal

CAMBRIDGE – September 6, 2018 -- Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Cambridge Police Commissioner Branville G. Bard, Jr. have announced that Ashley Monturio, 41 of Pembroke has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing death in connection with today’s fatal hit and run that occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. in the area of 150 Erie Street in Cambridge.

Today at approximately 12:30 p.m. Cambridge Police responded the area of 150 Erie Street in Cambridge for the report that an elderly woman, identified as Romelia Gallardo, 80 of Cambridge, was injured and on the ground in the side parking lot at the Cambridge Housing Authority building. Upon arrival police located the victim, a resident of the Housing Authority, who had been pushing a wheeled walker when she was struck by a vehicle, a white Infiniti QX 60 SUV allegedly being operated by Monturio. The victim was transported to Cambridge Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Monturio was placed under arrest at the Cambridge Police Station and will be arraigned tomorrow in Cambridge District Court.

This is an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Cambridge Police and the Massachusetts State Police CARS and Crime Scene Services Units.

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Lana Tedstone Pucko, 66

Lana Tedstone Pucko of McDonough, KS passed away September 6, 2018, at the age of 66. Lana was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She adored her grandchildren and made a special effort to build strong connections with each one. With her infectious humor and social nature, Lana was always the center of attention whenever friends and family gathered. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles (Bud) and Louise “Betty” Tedstone.

Survivors include her husband, Chris Pucko; sons and daughters-in-law, CJ and Rachel Pucko, Charlie and Jennifer Pucko; adopted sons and daughters-in-law, Charlie and Jackie Coral, Stan and Michelle Shivers; grandchildren, Valerie, Christopher, Collin, Charlie, Jr., Cameron; as well as sisters and brothers-in-law, Marsha and Ed Dibbern, Wanda Nolet, Cindy and Larry Tighe. 

A Funeral Service for Lana will be held Sunday, September 9, 2018, 2:00 P.M., at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Rev. Tanner Cline officiating. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home, Saturday, September 8, from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Stroke Foundation, 6405 Metcalf Ave, Suite 214, Overland Park, KS 66202.

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Hopkinton Police Log
September 5, 2018

No Arrests this week
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Invasive, Endangered

September 6, 2018 -- The bee, its numbers diminishing, enjoys gathering nectar from a bluish-colored purple loosestrife on the side of Pond Street at the southern end of Lake Whitehall, just feet from a culvert structure that appears in danger of collapse. Purple loosestrife, originally from Europe, is designated as an invasive plant that takes over the shallow waters that suit it well.
Land Urchin?

September 6, 2018 -- This cluster of grasses on Winter Street is reminiscent of a sea urchin at first glance.
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Public's Assistance Sought: 2010 Unsolved Malden Murder

MALDEN —Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Malden Chief of Police Kevin Molis are requesting assistance from the public regarding the murder of a young man in Malden on September 5, 2010.

On September 5, 2010, Cory DiSciscio, 21, of Stoneham was shot at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Wyeth Street in Malden. Since the incident occurred, Malden Police and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office have investigated the circumstances of DiSciscio’s death. Although authorities have made some progress, no one has been charged in connection with the crime.

Members of the public with information they believe may be helpful to the investigation may contact Massachusetts State Police at (781) 897-6600 or Malden Police at (781) 397-7171.

The prosecutor assigned to this case is Assistant District Attorney Steve Loughlin. The Victim Witness Advocate is Helena Clarke.

1,700 Hopkinton Voters Turned Out for State Primary Election Yesterday
Democratic Results  --  Republican Results  --  Libertarian Results
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Hopkinton Police Incident Log
(Photo, right,HHS fire drill yesterday)
September 5, 2018
No New Arrests

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Primary Day

September 4, 2018 -- A couple of voters pass one another behind the gym at Hopkinton Middle School during today's primary election.
July Colors in September

September 4, 2018 -- The rainy summer season has kept most grass bright green, instead of the browns of a sweltering August. Taken today at Hopkinton State Park on a sweltering September afternoon..

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Boston Magazine Best Public High Schools in Boston Area
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The Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at 8:30 p.m. at HCAM TV-Studio (lower level), 77 Main Street, Hopkinton, pursuant to M.G.L. c.140 §137C relative to the Greyhound Friends, Inc. dog kennel at 167 Saddle Hill Road, for the purpose of determining whether the kennel is being maintained in a sanitary and humane manner and/or if records are properly kept as required by law. This public hearing has been rescheduled from August 8, 2018.

Public comment is invited. For further information, please contact the Town Manager’s Office at (508) 497-9700. Comments may be mailed to Board of Selectmen, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. Hopkinton Town Hall is handicap accessible.

New Member

September 4, 2018 -- Sally helping Nancy Drawe get sworn in by Town Clerk Connor Degan as a new member of the COA [Council on Aging] Board. 

Hopkinton Police Incident Log
August 30, 2018 - September 4, 32018

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Troopers Arrest Man Who Accosted a Mother and Her Son at Castle Island

BOSTON, MA -- September 4, 2018 – At approximately 3:25 pm yesterday, Massachusetts State Police Troop H broadcast a report of an attempted abduction of a child near the bathrooms at Castle Island.


Troopers responded and spoke to a woman who reported that a man whom she did not know approached her and members of her family and was behaving erratically. Specifically, the man was making bizarre and nonsensical statements.


The woman asked the man to leave, but he did not and then grabbed the arm of the woman’s 12-year-old son, according to her statement. The woman then pushed the man away and told him not to touch her son. The man then walked away in the direction of a nearby playground.


A short time after responding, a Trooper located a man matching the description of the suspect. The man had a large rock in his hand when the Trooper approached him and claimed to know the woman and boy he had accosted. The suspect was placed into a cruiser, and the woman positively identified him. The suspect was arrested and transported to the State Police-South Boston Barracks, where he was booked on charges of assault and battery, breach of the peace, and attempt to commit a crime. He is identified as WILFIN MEDINA, 29, and is expected to be arraigned in South Boston District Court today.

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Fire at Fountainhead Apartments in Westborough

September 4, 2018 -- Above, left, from Westborough Police facebook. Right, from Westborough Fire Dept. facebook:
Group 3 firefighters responded to an activation of a fire alarm to find a penthouse (above the eighth floor) well involved in fire at 297 Turnpike Road tonight. Two alarms were transmitted and there were no injuries. The building is currently not habitable due to fire/water damage, no electricity, no elevators, and a non-functioning Fire Alarm. Thank you to our mutual aid partners and to Fountainhead Apartments for the very hard work.

Iris Eileen Pentheny, 95

Iris Eileen Pentheny, 95, most recently a resident of The Meadows of Marlborough and formerly a 62 year resident of Hopkinton, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018. She was the wife of 53 years to the late Kenneth G. Pentheny. Born in Bristol, England, she was the daughter of the late Mabel (Peacock) and the late William Henry James.  She is also predeceased by her five siblings: Kenneth, Phyllis, and Doris of England, Lilian of Hyannis, and Elsie of Australia.

Iris was a first aid PT volunteer for the Casualty Services (A.R.P.), Knowle First Aid Post during WWII in Bristol, England, where she was also a survivor of the WWII bombings of the city.  She was a talented artist who took pleasure in oil painting and making stained glass pieces; she also enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She enjoyed travelling, especially to the beaches and the casinos. She returned home to Bristol several times to visit relatives and in 2015 enjoyed a multi-generation family reunion in England along with her late sister, Phyllis, and her sister-in-law, Esme.

She is survived by five children, Carol Jones and her husband, Alan of Kissimmee, FL, Christopher Pentheny of Hudson, Susan Daugherty and her husband, Glenn of Gibsonia, PA, Kenneth Pentheny, Jr. and his wife, Dorothy of Marshfield, and Victoria Smith and her husband, Roy of Uxbridge.  She also leaves behind 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 9th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St.  A funeral home service will take place following visitation at 4:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Salmon VNA & Hospice, 37 Birch St. Milford, MA 01757 or Baypath Humane Society, 500 Legacy Farms North, Hopkinton, MA 01748.


Pasquale “Pat” Baratta, 79

Pasquale “Pat” Baratta, 79, of Hopkinton, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018. Born in Astoria, NY, he was the son of the late Maria (Cecchetti) and Michele Baratta. He was the devoted and loving husband of 54 years to the late Helen (Duchacek) Baratta, whom he missed intensely until he went to join her.


Some of his most cherished memories occurred when they lived in France while Pat served in the Army shortly after they were married.  After returning to the States they created a life for themselves for over forty years in Astoria, NY. Pat worked for over 26 years for NCR where he developed many meaningful relationships that continue to this day.


Pat was happiest when he was involved and serving the community. When Pat and Helen moved to Hopkinton in 2004, he immediately became involved in various community boards and served at the Hopkinton Senior Center, the Council on Aging, he was a Safe Driving Coordinator for AARP, served on his condominium board and helped with elections, among other things. He loved attending his granddaughters’, dance, theater and music recitals and almost never missed an opportunity to see them perform.


He is survived by his son, Michael Baratta and his wife, Melissa of Hopkinton; his two granddaughters Katie and Cassidy of whom he was unendingly proud; his sister, Louise Calleo of Bayside, NY; his brother-in-law, Ben Spensieri of Astoria, NY; three nieces and their families, Donna Calleo and Joanne Calabrese, Lynne and Joe Carballo, Susan and Paul Casquarelli; two granddogs, Zoe and Bailey, and a grandcat, Brady. He is predeceased by his sister, Angie Spensieri who passed in February, and his brother-in-law, John Calleo.


Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 8th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St.   A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 9th at 2pm at Faith Community Church, Hopkinton. Burial will take place on Monday, September 10th at Mount St. Mary’s Cemetery in Flushing, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of the Hopkinton Seniors, 28 Mayhew St. Hopkinton, MA 01748.


September 2, 2018 - UPDATE: Sadly UMass Memorial Hospital reports that the young man has passed away today.

From Milford PD facebook Saturday:

Yes, there has been a tragic incident at North Pond* in Milford a couple hours ago.
Our concerns right now are for the victim and his family.
We are investigating fully the circumstances of what appears to be an accidental near drowning.
Out of respect and privacy of the family involved we will cautiously and respectfully release information to the public when appropriate.
For now, there was a rescue of a young man who had gone under water. He was brought to the surface by bystanders and residents in the area on watercraft and administered CPR first aid by local residents, MPD and MFD - Community Ambulance.
The young man, was rushed to MRMC in Milford and then flown to UMass Medical Center in Worcester.
Further accounts of the incident will be released when appropriate.
Thoughts and positive energy are appreciated during this trying time for this young man and his family!
Thank you!

*Lake Maspenock

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Apples for All

September 2, 2018 -- Don't know to where the squirrel brought the apple in its mouth, or why, but it sure showed determination.
NOTE: We were corrected by Anne DiBona, who noted that the squirrel is carrying a walnut. Not so strange after all.

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Ahoy There!

September 2, 2018 -- The boating rental official checks with some people whose stern is low in the water and whose mast is leaning backward. The official left after the boaters expressed no need for immediate assistance, today at Hopkinton State Park.

George T. Welch Sr., 75

George T. Welch Sr., 75, of Hopkinton, passed away Friday, August 31, 2018. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Gertrude (Gassett) and Alfred Welch. He was the husband of the late Gail J. Welch who passed away in January 2018.

George loved life and enjoyed having a good time. He is survived by his children, Tracy Welch, George T. Welch Jr., and Sherry Starkey and her husband, Jonathan. He also leaves behind 5 grandchildren, Samantha King, Danielle King, Dillon Welch, Justin Welch and Hope Splaine. He is predeceased by a brother, Alfred “Pudgie” Welch.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 5th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com  A funeral home service will take place on Thursday, September 6th at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow the service in Evergreen Cemetery, Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Heart Assoc.  300 5th Ave, Waltham, MA 02451 or www.heart.org/


Brother Kerry and the Hoptones

CD Release Party at Hopkinton Center for the Arts


Brother Kerry and the Hoptones are a blues unit, primarily of friends from the great Brampton town of Hopkinton MA. Along with selected friends and accomplices, we have put together a blues tribute CD called Over The Influence featuring the help of New England Blues Legend Wolf Ginades on Bass and Macon GA Blues man Danny Kelly Jr. on harp.


The CD is a compilation of favorite blues influences to include: BB, Muddy, Johnny and Taj among others. Today we are ready to take the music on the road. Fronted by The Right Rev. Brother Kerry Keefe, (who has recorded with James Montgomery and was high school bandmate of great Phish Bassist Mike Gordon), the Hoptones bring some serious talent to the stage. The Band is driven by Monster Guitarist and Sound Engineer (founder of Boston Audio Master) Brett Low, the Virtuoso Rhythm Stylings of Paul McCluskey and our latest addition on the Solid Bass Guitar Glen Fournier.  Contributed content.

Saturday, September 8th
Doors open at 7:30 pm, music at 8:00
Purchase tickets here


State Police arrest Saugus man for failure to stop following unsecured load dispute

 August 31, 2018 —Today at about 10:30 a.m., Trooper Tah Yem was on patrol on Route 1 in Revere when he observed a Ford F150 pickup truck with an unsecured load of scrap metal items, including a hot water tank which was only secured by one bungee cord. Additionally, the tail gate of the truck was down. The truck was traveling in both the right travel lane and the breakdown lane at a slow speed.

Trooper Yem pulled the truck over and explained the reason for the stop to the operator, JOSHUA THOMSON, 32, of Saugus. THOMSON began arguing with the trooper, stating that his load was properly secured. The trooper issued THOMSON a citation for having an unsecured load and gave him a warning for the marked lanes violation. Trooper Yem further advised the operator to take the next exit in order to properly secure his load, as his vehicle and driving were a hazard to other motorists.

As Trooper Yem walked back to his cruiser, THOMSON, who was now irate, exited his truck and began recording the trooper with his cell phone while walking in the right travel lane, creating a traffic hazard. Trooper Yem ordered him to get back in his vehicle numerous times. Eventually, THOMSON got back in his truck, but not before leveling insults at the trooper.

THOMSON then began traveling southbound at about 25 mph in a 55 mph zone, all the while holding his cell phone out the window to record Trooper Yem, who was traveling behind him. THOMSON was unable to stay in his travel lane and was additionally creating a traffic backup.

The pickup truck exited Route 1 onto Route 16, at which time Trooper Yem pulled the truck over again and issued THOMSON another citation for unlawful use of a cell phone, marked lanes violation, and breakdown lane violation. Again, as Trooper Yem walked back to his cruiser, THOMSON exited his vehicle, irate and yelling insults and, this time, physical threats at the trooper. Trooper Yem repeatedly ordered THOMSON to get back in his vehicle and leave, and eventually, THOMSON complied.

THOMSON proceeded to drive down Adams Street and took a left turn onto Garfield Avenue where left turns are prohibited by clearly posted signs. Trooper Yem then attempted to stop the truck again, but THOMSON refused to stop.

THOMSON eventually pulled into a parking lot where he was placed under arrest for failure to stop for a police officer and disorderly person. He was subsequently booked at the State Police Barracks in Revere, where he continued to level threats against Trooper Yem. He was taken to Chelsea District Court for arraignment.

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Harriet A. Graves, 76

Harriet A. Graves, 76, recently of Uxbridge, and formerly Hopkinton, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018. Born in Whitinsville, she was the daughter of the late Bertha (VanDyke) and Francis Jackson. She was the wife of the late William H. Graves Jr.

Harriet was retired as an Account Manager in the auto industry. She loved to read and especially loved spending time with her grandson, Kenny.

Harriet is survived by two sons, William H. Graves III and his wife, Mary of Uxbridge, Kenneth P. Graves and his wife, Jennifer of Mendon; three siblings, Art Jackson and his wife, Anne of Whitinsville, Francis “Jack” Jackson and his wife, Kathy of Linwood, and Alice Cook of Whitinsville, as well as many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sister, Ava Beenen and her brother, Robert Jackson.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 4th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com  A funeral home service will take place on Wednesday, September 5th at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery in Whitinsville. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

The Spoon 
One Lumber Street
After Dinner, Check out the Spoonery, around back!

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August 30, 2018 -- In front of Hopkinton Sunoco late this afternoon.
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Hopkinton Earns Insurance Premium Credits through
MIIA Rewards Program

(August 30 , 2018) – Hopkinton has received $15,506 back on its workers compensation and property casualty insurance costs – applicable toward premiums for the next fiscal year—thanks to an incentive program offered by the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association (MIIA), its insurance provider.

Hopkinton earned the credits through proactive and voluntary participation in loss prevention and risk management activities throughout the year, conducted in partnership with MIIA. In fiscal year 2018, which concluded on June 30, MIIA awarded over $3.5 million of premium credits collectively to its membership of the Rewards program – resulting in a 16-year total of $32.7 million since the program’s inception.

Committed to keeping the community safer and fiscally stronger, Hopkinton implemented loss control and safety measures as well as administrative procedures that reduce the risk of accidents and property damage. In addition, local employees participated in training programs that promote effective management and safe operations. MIIA offers these no-cost programs as a benefit to help member
communities reduce their risks as well as insurance premiums.

Elaine Lazarus, Director of Land Use and Town Operations for the Town of Hopkinton said, “Hopkinton is committed to preparedness, safety, and risk management. As Hopkinton’s Vision Statement notes, the Town is a vibrant welcoming community that is endowed with open space, natural resources, facilities and programs that promote a well educated and healthy community. Press Release.

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from August 22, 2018 -- August 27, 2018
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo of property
36 Greenwood Road Pradip Nirmel, Fen T Kuo $985,000 August 27, 2018 Madhusudhana Mathur, et. al.
65 Rockwood Lane #6 Thomas W Prange, Regina M Prange $558,185 August 24, 2018 LLD Land Development Corp
37 Chestnut Street Urszula Trela, Maxim Grebshtain $599,999 August 24, 2018 Cloverhill Properties LLC
13 Bowker Road Loius George Petcu, Nancy Margaret Westermann $945,000 August 24, 2018 Jeffrey E Prall, Cynthia R Prallway
44 Wedgewood Drive Jose Estevam, Thuythao N Estevam $915,500 August 24, 2018 Wade H Ridgway,Denise M Ridg
3 Appaloosa Circle John M Fahmy, Stephanie Fahmy $695,000 August 24, 2018 Mark Tierney, Linda Tierney
18 South Mill Street Priyank Soni, Pragya Singh $675,000 August 23, 2018 Wen Chen, Hestia Chen
24 Juniper Trail Unit 154 Apparao Yarram, Sreelakshmi Yarram $568,975 August 23, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
30 Stoneybrook Road Mohamad T Haghitghi $347,800 August 23, 2018 Prime Properties, LP
6 Morningside Lane #215 Saurabh Gupta, Shveta Gupta $537,000 August 22, 2018 Sree Raghay Marudhalam, et. al.
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60 Primrose Circle #203 Ravi Kumar Tummala,Swetha Cherbrolu $730, 626 August 20, 2018  Pulte Homes of New England 
7 Washington Lane Brendan L Drew, Stephanie L Drew $715,000 August 16, 2018 Harold J Whitehouse, Melissa C Whitehouse
4 Autumn Ridge Drive #28 Savjt Singh, Sukhmani Kaur $570,000 August 16, 2018 Alexis N Mangan, Mark A Mangan
1 Doyle Lane #27A Kevin F Murphy, Diane J Wells-Murphy $335,600 August 16, 2018 Dawn E McNair
70 Teresa Road David L Hickey, Beth Cameron $600,000 August 15, 2018 Raymond B Lynds, Susan B Lynds
58 Primrose Circle #202 Madhulatha Reddy, Anil K Nimmagadda $745,051 August 15, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
30 Falcon Ridge Drive Rag Santhakumar, Nitya Ramdas 1,000,000 August 15, 2018 Craig Martin, Jacqueline Martin
16 Connelly Hill Road Scott C Chase, Natalie F Langlois 1,385,000 August 15, 2018 John W Ericksen, Kathryn C Ericksen
7 Jackson Street Jason Molfetas, Laura M Molfetas $949,900 August 14, 2018
  • Scott Chase, Natalie F Langlois
9 Nazneen Circle B, 2 Maduwanthi Galappatthige, et. al. $512,500 August 14, 2018 John H Fahmy, Stephanie A Fahmy
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Hopkinton Area Land Trust

Annual Meeting

Sunday, September 16, 2018 2-4 PM

An invitation is extended to join us at the Trust's Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place at the Masonic Temple at 6 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA in Doughty Hall (entrance is through the rear door off the parking lot).

The Annual meeting covers accomplishments of the last year, a historical review in acquiring and managing its conservation land, plus a meeting discussing current Trust business.


Marjorie Frances Langdon, 96

Marjorie Frances Langdon, 96, of Glover, Vermont passed away August 20, 2018. Born in Framingham on August 19, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Alice (O'Connor) Willard. She married Harry M. Langdon on June 17, 1944 in Washington, DC. He predeceased her in 1992.

Marjorie was a 1941 graduate of Framingham High School, where she was secretary of the class. In 1942, she entered the U.S. Navy and served her Country during WWII. Marjorie was a member of the American Legion in Ashland and a life member of St. John’s Church in Hopkinton. She was employed as an Accounts Payable Clerk for Waters Associates in Milford for many years. Marjorie always had a positive attitude. She enjoyed baking, watching cooking shows on television, making crosses, doing a variety of arts and crafts, taking care of her plants, and visiting and helping people in any way she could.

She is survived by three children, Marjorie Johnson and her husband, Frank of Upton, Joanne Campbell and her husband, Stephen of Glover, VT. and Harry Langdon and his partner, Jolene Mason also of Glover. She also leaves behind 7 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, and her sister, Ruth Shamblin of Milford. She is predeceased by two sisters, Irene Burke and Lorraine Willard and her great-granddaughter, Brenna Johnson.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 8th at 11:00 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Hopkinton. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log
August 29, 2018
August 28, 2018

No arrests this reporting period

Troopers Investigating Deceased Body on Mass. Pike in Auburn

August 30, 2018, 12:48 a.m. — Massachusetts State Troopers are currently on-scene on the westbound side of the Massachusetts Turnpike at Exit 10 in Auburn, where a deceased body has been located in the roadway.


Troopers responded to reports of a body in the road at approximately 10 p.m. The investigation into the identity of the victim, and how the victim came to be at that location, is active. There is no overpass nearby. Troopers have not located any unattended vehicles in the area and there were no prior reports of pedestrians on the highway.


The victim suffered severe injuries, and gender has not yet been determined. The cause or causes of the totality of the injuries to the body remains part of the ongoing investigation.


Troopers from Troop C of the Massachusetts State Police are canvassing the area and attempting to locate witnesses.


MSP Troop C is being assisted in the investigation by Troopers from the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Detective Unit for Worcester County, and Auburn Police.


The center and right lanes at the scene are currently closed to facilitate the investigation and removal of the body by the medical examiner.  Note: Press release received by HopNews at 8:43 am.

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Senior Picnic People

August 30, 2018 -- State Representative Carolyn Dykema upheld a longstanding tradition of hosting seniors from the district by having a picnic for them. Choose thumbnails below to see a larger photo. A video of snippets is being processed for presentation asap.

Senior Picnic

August 29, 2018 -- Originally scheduled to be held at the Hopkinton YMCA Outdoor Center, the annual Senior Picnic was moved due to forecasted heat to the inside of the Faith Community Church. Above Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III chats with state rep Carolyn Dykema upon his arrival.
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Waves of Amber

August 29, 2018 -- In Charlton this afternoon.
Tree Dwellers

August 29, 2018 -- Nancy Peters shares this photo taken of an oak tree at her Woodville home.

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