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Cornells Menu 'til 10/4/2022 <-> Harbor to Hill 9/29/2022
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Foxborough 14, Hopkinton 3

October 1, 2022 - Quaterback Mike Marcucella, a sophmore, has plenty of time to fire one off as his line keeps him in the pocket. Despite the best efforts, the Hillers could not score a touchdown, bowing to Foxborough 13-3.
 
Town of Hopkinton Allocated 50 Invitational Entries for 2023 Boston Marathon, Select Board to Set Program Policy Oct. 11

HOPKINTON — Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Invitational Entry Program Project Manager Vasudha Dutta are pleased to announce that the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) has allocated 50 invitational entries to the Town of Hopkinton for the 2023 Boston Marathon.

Per the Town's Marathon Policy, the Select Board will set the 2023 Marathon Invitational Entry Program Policy at its Oct. 11 meeting.

It is expected that the application period will open on Oct.12 and close on Oct. 26. Following the application period, random distribution of the entries will take place on Nov. 1. This schedule will afford local organizations ample time to find runners for the 2023 Boston Marathon.

"We are grateful to receive invitational entries from the Boston Athletic Association to allocate to a number of local organizations that work endlessly to give back to the community throughout the year," Dutta said.

"Our local organizations do so much for the Hopkinton community, and we are pleased to be able to celebrate them in this way," Town Manager Khumalo said. "We are looking forward to another great year of representation for our local organizations."

On a yearly basis, beginning in 2013, the Hopkinton Select Board has distributed invitational entries received from the BAA to registered non-profit organizations undertaking public service activities within the Town of Hopkinton and Town departments, boards and committees that perform Marathon functions. Last year 33 non-governmental organizations raised $390,065.58. Town of Hopkinton Press Release. HopNews file photo.

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Hopkinton 7, Bellingham 1

Hopkinton Sophomore Fotini Grontzos takes on a defender, as the HHS girls varsity soccer routed Bellingham 7-1 on Thursday evening. 

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IT'S FRIDAY!!

The Gathering

September 30, 2022 - Canada geese, 100 or more, that make Bloods Pond their last watering hole before heading for warmer climates, are framed by branches on the trees in the foreground, an element of style known to artists.
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YOU ARE INVITED
TO THE COMMEMORATION CEREMONY

At Hopkinton’s Claflinville Four Corners
in recognition of the nine founding families who resided on the land
formerly known as Claflinville

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2022
1:00 PM
Alltown Fresh® Hopkinton
92 W Main Street | Hopkinton

Hopkinton, MA….Eric Slifka, President, Alltown Fresh® is proud to host a Commemoration Ceremony honoring Hopkinton’s historic founding families who owned the property at Claflinville Four Corners, the area where the new Alltown Fresh® Hopkinton is located. Alltown Fresh® is working with the Hopkinton Historical Society to plant two elm trees and to place a stone plaque dedicated to the Claflin, Creedan, Doyle, Fairbanks, Holt, King, Kistner, Stone and Warren families.

 

The two elm trees planted on each side of the historical stone will represent the past and future of Hopkinton, and symbolize the strength and stability of the Hopkinton community. Alltown Fresh® Hopkinton just opened in August and is grateful for the warm welcome by the town. The chef-led kitchen and market is a new hospitality concept for convenience stores led by Chef Joshua Smith. “We are excited by the new friendships we have made and to see that we are becoming part of our guests’ daily routines. We are all about community and appreciate the history of this location and the generous spirit of Hopkinton.”

The public is invited to the Commemoration Ceremony on Friday, September 30th, 1pm at Alltown Fresh® Hopkinton, 92 W. Main Street, Hopkinton, MA.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Assist FD on Wood Street, check of box truck unloading on
South Street - ok, Winter Street caller reports 2 stolen bicycles,
MVA on West Main - no PI, Chamberlain Street traffic complaint,
caller wants something done about commute through town, assist FD on
Lakepoint Way, walk-in reports lost property, caller says an "old member" of a
gun club owes money - caller requesting information on a possible theft - civil
matter, gunshots in West Main Street area - Officer Tyler Staback reports it
was from a vehicle [Ed. Note - Log does not specify cause of sound coming from
car- gunshot or backfire?], caller hit squirrel, erratic driver
on Oakhurst Road, DMV on School Street, woman bitten by a dog
on Yale Road, front door wide open on recently sold residence
on Jamie Lane...
September 27, 2022
Arrest Log
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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from September 19, 2022 - September 25, 2022
Choose Blue Links to See Town's Property Card for single family homes
Prices in red are $1 million or more

Address

Buyer

Price 

Date

Seller

Hopkinton  

27 Maple Street Caroline Frances Russell $495,000 September 23, 2022 Holly Morand, Matthew Morand
1 Frostpane Lane Unit 52 Atin Tandon, Ankita Sanjay Chatrath $695,000 September 20, 2022 1 Frostpane Realty Trust, et al
1 Walcott Valley Unit 13 Gayle A Walker, James K Walker $116,000 September 20, 2022 Cheryl R Geveke
7 South Barn Road James A Valis, Lori A Valis $1,450,000 September 19, 2022 Scott A Pearson, Susan K Pearson
Last Week        
32 Grove Street Daniel Jacob Black, Mariah Black $514,000 September 16, 2022 Sean D O'Brien, Anna K O'Brien, Anna K Dupuis
114 Saddle Hill Road James Randall Cross, Stephanie Amalia Cross $1,500,000 September 16, 2022 Mohammed H Ladha, Sukaina M Ladha
37 Frostpane Lane U70 Krishnakanth Kondabolu, Hima Bundu Reddy $753,000 September 15, 2022 Alok Dixit, Nidhi Doxit, Nidhi Mishra
16 Hearthstone Road Todd Kopczynski, Amy Kopcynski $1,410,000 September 15, 2022 David M Auslander, Lynne E Auslander
1 Trailside Lane Christina Gaffney, Etan Sturn $925,000 September 15, 2022 Chad K Gallagher, Maria C Gallagher
13 Hidden Brick Road Marc Michener, Kathy Kao $1,150,000 September 15, 2022 Mark R Parker, Jamie P Hughes
6 Gradie Way Brian D Gaines, Kate Alexandra Gaines $825,000 September 15, 2022 Todd M Kopczynski, Amy E Kopcynski
9 Westfield Road Vincenzo R Michienzi, Mimchelle K Michienzi $1,200,000 September 15, 2022 Scott A Hamilton, Mary Jo Hamilton
9 Jamie Lane Kristina Harter, Nicholas Scanlon $965,000 September 15, 2022 Bruce A Masucci. Constance L Masucci
Week Before        
14 Erika Drive Hsuanyeh Chang, Juchi Yeh $910,000 September 9, 2022 Donald W Johnson, III
85 Downey Street Custom Nest Builders LLC $157,500 September 9, 2022 Michael Bozyczko, Deborah Bozyczko
4 Whitehall Lane Kerry DeBoer, Jonathan DeBoer $780,000 September 9, 2022 Zenan Qi, Yan Li
20 Thayer Heights Road Bijan Javidi, Mirjam Javidi $680,000 September 8, 2022 Nrhim Hassan, Laurie J Hassan
21 Redwood Path U141 Ravi Babu Dasari, Naga Jyothi Naga Daggumalli $823,000 September 6, 2022 Gregory Dumas, Jena Dumas
Time Before        
12 Hidden Brick Road Liyong Yang, Jie Zou $1,200,000 September 1, 2022 Mark J Hyman, Carolyn A Hyman
11 Juniper Trail Unit 160 Amar Nath Satrawala $835,000 August 31, 2022 Praveen Kumar Gopalakrishnan, Sowmiya Dayalan
11 Bracing Run Rahul Singh, Priti Agrawal $831,000 August 30, 2022 Rahul Jaiswal Michael Ring
3 Riverbend Road Robert Charboneau, Jaclyn Charboneau $1,300,000 August 30, 2022 Seth W Lipkin, Rebecca Robak
176 Ash Street Evan Robert Schalton, Kerry Alexandra McKittrick $749,900 August 30, 2022 Gayaqathri Ravindren, Vipin Bhaskaran
152 Spring Street Francisco J Robledo, Eileen Minnucci $676,080 August 29, 2022 Lakshmi Kattuputher Sugaavanam, et al



We can’t wait to see YOU at the Live4Evan & Start Line Brewing Octoberfest on Oct. 2nd!
It’s been too long since we last got together (over 3 years!). So what better reason than for the L4E Community to gather together; let’s celebrate you all! Come enjoy all you can eat BBQ, music, friends, and more! Drinks included in the cost tickets.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 2nd 2022
Time: 12pm – 5pm
Ticket Pricing: $50 Adults, $20 Kids over 10, Kids under 10 are free!

Ticketed Event - please purchase tickets here: https://live4evan.org/upcoming-events/a
 









Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Catalytic converter stolen on Revolutionary Way,
School Resource Officer Matthew Santoro conducted a station tour, caller reports he was assaulted over the weekend at a funeral,
walk-in found a wallet in Marlborough, caller from Winter Street
reports his bicycle was stolen, accident with personal injury on West Main Street, Winter Street caller reports suspicious vehicle parked at the end of her diveway for 15 minutes...
September 26, 2022
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<---Hopkinton Fire Department provided mutual aid for Upton attached garage fire.

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Caring Community

September 27, 2022 - These amazing children wanted share their appreciation for the Police Department so they held a lemonade stand and raised money to donate to the Hopkinton Police Department. We are very grateful to the children and proud to serve the community. Shown here are: Nandiraju, Anaghashree Nandiraju, Diya Kutralanathan, Harini Jeyaraman, Neha Ashokkumar, Rakshitha Ashokkumar and Sian Sreeparvati Sreejesh. ~ Hopkinton Police Department.

This is "Rainbow" Fentanyl, a deadly illicit drug
DEA Warns of Brightly-Colored Fentanyl Used to Target Young Americans

WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration is advising the public of an alarming emerging trend of colorful fentanyl available across the United States. In August 2022, DEA and our law enforcement partners seized brightly-colored fentanyl and fentanyl pills in 18 states. Dubbed “rainbow fentanyl” in the media, this trend appears to be a new method used by drug cartels to sell highly addictive and potentially deadly fentanyl made to look like candy to children and young people.

“Rainbow fentanyl—fentanyl pills and powder that come in a variety of bright colors, shapes, and sizes—is a deliberate effort by drug traffickers to drive addiction amongst kids and young adults,” said DEA ministrator Anne Milgram. “The men and women of the DEA are relentlessly working to stop the trafficking of rainbow fentanyl and defeat the Mexican drug cartels that are responsible for the vast majority of the fentanyl that is being trafficked in the United States.”

Brightly-colored fentanyl is being seized in multiple forms, including pills, powder, and blocks that resembles sidewalk chalk. Despite claims that certain colors may be more potent than others, there is no indication through DEA’s laboratory testing that this is the case. Every color, shape, and size of fentanyl should be considered extremely dangerous.

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. Just two milligrams of fentanyl, which is equal to 10-15 grains of table salt, is considered a lethal dose. Without laboratory testing, there is no way to know how much fentanyl is concentrated in a pill or powder.

Fentanyl remains the deadliest drug threat facing this country. According to the CDC, 107,622 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2021, with 66 percent of those deaths related to synthetic opioids like fentanyl. Drug poisonings are the leading killer of Americans between the ages of 18 and 45. Fentanyl available in the United States is primarily supplied by two criminal drug networks, the Sinaloa Cartel and the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG).

In September 2021, DEA launched the One Pill Can Kill Public Awareness Campaign to educate Americans about the dangers of fake pills. Additional resources for parents and the community can be found on DEA's Fentanyl Awareness page.

If you encounter fentanyl in any form, do not handle it and call 911 immediately.~DEA

 

Dorothy M. Robertson, 92, of Hopkinton and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, passed away peacefully at her home in Florida on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Marietta (Davis) and Santo Romeo and the wife of the late Charles A. Robertson.


One of Dorothy’s favorite places was the beach. She loved to travel, especially to see her grandchildren. She is survived by her four daughters, Deborah Schuepbach and her husband Peter of Switzerland, Carol Shapleigh and her husband Bruce of Ashland, Jean Robertson and her partner Bruce Schiavone, and Sue Robertson of Ashland. She also leaves her six grandchildren, Michael, Jennifer and Stephen Schuepbach of Switzerland, John Robertson of Ashland, Bradford Shapleigh of Ashland and Amie Shapleigh of Texas. In addition, she leaves four great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her son, Charles “Eddie” Robertson and her husband, Charles “Charlie” Robertson.


Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 13th from 9:30-10:30 followed by a service in the chapel at 11:00 at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com/  Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org/  or 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 

 

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Michael's Run 2022
A Look Back at Hopkinton Respite Center's Mike Mullins' Performance at Fenway
(Full screen loses no clarity)

Courtesy Hopkinton Respite Cent r 

Hopkinton Police Incident Log
Checking on motor vehicle on woodline on Loop Road - Trails
Committee member, caller reports her vehicle was struck by another
which took off, walk-in reports larceny of jewelry, minor MVA on Downey
Street- no PI, abandoned MV on West Main Street property, kids running
throughout Main Street store thowing merchandise, bus with one student
on board crashed into light pole - no PI, caller reports possible drunk
driver hitting curb on West Main Street, 2-vehicle accident on West
Main Street - no PI, caller wanted it logged that a female was yelling
obscenities at her kids, Upton PD reports Failure to Stop - GOA,
male border collie found on Stoney Brook Road - will shelter for a while,
Tyler Staback taking a report in the lobby of fraud, walk-in reports a
 civil dispute, walk-in reports possible assault at apt complex, large
tarp in road, Holliston PD request response for loud noise on Washington,
Sgt. Arthur Schofield reports campfire on beach at State Park - was
extnguished, caller reports 14 year-old male laying down on Cedar Street -
spoke with parents, DUI arrest on Lumber Street, loose Donkey on
Frankland Road area per Ashland PD - GOA, transport released
prisoner to residence, caller reports possible homeade speed bump in
Lumber Street roadway - GOA,

September 23, 24, 25
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In the Beginning...

September 25, 2022 - After winning the Republican primary for State Rep, Loring Barnes and team discovered what homestyle cuisine means in Hopkinton, a couple of Saturdays ago.

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Hopkinton 39, Westborough 13

September 24, 2022 - Above, Joey Carrazza glides across the goal line and then does a congratulatory shoulder bump/high-jump with teammate Charlie Petruney, below.

And speaking of high jumps, one of the three Hillers who are head and shoulders above all, below, came down with the interception just before the half.
 
Foul Fowl

September 24, 2022 - The Canada geese and other water fowl have been blamed by some to be the source of bacteria that has shut down the beaches at Hopkinton State Park several times this past summer.

And the Winner Is...

The sounds of beautiful voices drew the camera from another section of the park. We can see trophies on a table at the party for people who come from the same municipality in Bangaladesh.
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From India

September 25, 2022 - A group wearing stunning clothing at another area of the park were receptive to capturing a group photo.

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September 24, 2022 - This crash on the Mass Pike yesterday sent one occupant to the hospital via Westborough paramedics. ~ From Westborough Fire facebook.
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Main Street Corridor Construction Advisory


Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstrsacts
Amherst Road caller is concerned that a large tree which fell
days ago might cause further damage, caller did not received her items back
as promised - advised by Officer Robert Ekross, MVA on West Main
Street - no PI, bus blocking lane on Hayward Street, walk-in received
threatening phone call...


Fire Dept. removed vandalism from back corner of Ash Street building, caller
reports that older gentleman appeared to be following, some of neighbor's 30
chickens making a mess and biting her children - ACO will respond,
Old Town Road caller says a vehicle that doesn't belong is parked in
her mother's driveway...

September 21, 2022
September 22, 2022
Arrest
 

New Social Worker/Program Coordinator

 

HOPKINTON — Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Hopkinton Youth and Family Services Director Dawn Alcott are pleased to introduce Sarah Randall as the department’s new social worker/program coordinator. 

 

Randall began in her role in July. She will be doing case management and providing emotional support services within the community. As the program coordinator, she will also be assisting with coordinating events for the community to educate residents about mental health. 

 

“I am excited to be in this role and am looking forward to implementing programming to enhance mental health and support Hopkinton’s residents,” Randall said.

 

Randall was most recently a clinical social worker at AgingWell Adult Day Health Center in Marlborough where she conducted mental status assessments and provided clinical support, collaboratively worked to find necessary resources and care for clients, and facilitated weekly life skills groups. 

 

She concurrently worked as a pandemic crisis clinician with MassSupport, a crisis counseling program created in 2020 that is funded through a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant and provided by Riverside Community Care. In this role, she assisted residents who called the hotline for support or resources related to COVID-19, worked with community partners to connect residents with services, and conducted coping support groups. Contributed Press Release

MILFORD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER TO HOST

“MAMMOGRAMS & MIMOSAS” ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23

Space is limited and pre-registration is required

Milford, Mass.— In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Mammography Day, Milford Regional Medical Center will host “Mammograms & Mimosas,” a screening event for those who are due for their annual mammogram screening. “Mammograms & Mimosas” will be held on Sunday, October 23 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The event is sponsored by Milford Regional’s Cancer Committee and is being planned in concert with the hospital’s Department of Radiology and The Breast Center at Milford Regional Medical Center.

The Cancer Committee is led by oncologist/hematologist Natalie Sinclair, MD, who explains that the group was interested in supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its annual cancer screening event. “We hope this encourages women who have been putting off their annual screenings to participate in our event and make it an enjoyable morning,” said Dr. Sinclair.

In addition to the screening mammogram, participants will be offered free breakfast pastries, coffee and non-alcoholic mimosa drinks. Participants must be due for their annual screening mammogram and claims will be processed for insurance payments.

Space is limited and registration is required. Call 508.422.2665 and reference “Mammograms & Mimosas” when scheduling your Oct. 23 screening. Visit www.milfordregional.org   for more information
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IT'S FRIDAY!
Team Inspire 2023 Wants YOU!
 
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Leader of the Pack

September 22, 2022 - Like the automotive numerical equivalent of a bygone era, number 442 is ahead of the others on the last leg of yesterday's boys' cross country meet vs. Holliston. Senior Captain Craig Salois is wearing that number, and he went on to win the boys' race.

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Not a Snake

September 22, 2022 - This bit of driftwood, which has assumed this posturing, as far as we can observe, all on its own, might at first appear to be a deadly cobra. Seen at the spillway of the Hopkinton Reservoir Dam a few days ago.

MILFORD REGIONAL RECEIVES 5-STAR RATING FOR OVERALL HOSPITAL QUALITY

Milford, Mass.— The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ( www.CMS.gov ) released its 2022 overall hospital quality star ratings, and once again, Milford Regional Medical Center has received a five-star rating; the highest rating given by the national agency.

Milford Regional was one of only 11 hospitals in Massachusetts and 429 hospitals nationally to receive the five-star rating, which is based on data compiled from 2021. MRMC received the same five-star rating last year.

“Receiving this highest possible rating from CMS is significant and only comes with a full team effort,” said Milford Regional Medical Center’s President & CEO Edward Kelly. “The rating speaks volumes to the caliber and collaboration of our clinical, support and administrative teams in ensuring such excellence.”

CMS’ ratings are calculated by taking the weighted average of the hospital’s score from each of the five measured categories which include mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience and timely and effective care.

CMS developed the star-rating program to help consumers choose highly-rated hospitals based on comparing data on the CMS hospital compare website.

 
Youth Volleyball Clinic Hosted by Hopkinton Hillers Varsity Team

Join Hopkinton Varsity Coach Emma Sweetapple and members of the 2022 Varsity Volleyball Team for a series of practices and games designed to help you master your volleyball skills. This clinic will run for 3 Saturdays this fall.
Time: 1-3pm
Dates: October 1, October 15, and October 22
Location: Hopkinton High School Athletic Center
Cost: $100 for all 3 sessions


You will improve your bump, set, spike, and overhead serve while learning the basic rules of team volleyball during “match” play. The coaches will help you become a better volleyball player in a fun, positive environment. You will also receive information on area clubs, clinics, and camps for even more opportunities to play throughout the year. Whether you want to improve your skills for a school or club team, or you want to impress your friends with your beach or backyard game, this clinic is for you!

Open to students grades 4-8.

Reminders: Please bring a water bottle, knee pads (recommended) and a copy of a physical dated within the last 13 months.

Proceeds support the Hopkinton High School Volleyball Program.
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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Following a motor vehicle stop on Hayden Rowe Street and administration
of Field Sobriety Tests, police took an indidivual into custody on charges
that included OUI, officers responded to report a possible drug deal on West
Main Street but found nothing, parking tickets written at High School, caller reports
 burning odor in her Saddle Hill residence but no smoke or fire seen,
TT unit blocking passage of Elm Street, Checking on potential squatters on Legacy
Farms North, MV stuck on Mass Pike - MSP alerted, walk-in reported fraud, MVC
on Legacy Farms South - no PI, caller reports disoriented female - given courtesy transport...
September 20, 2022
One New Arrest
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Lake Bottom Trash


September 20, 2022 - In three hours, Roger Kabler and Madeline Champagne fished over 70 cans and bottles out of the bottom of Lake Whitehall last Sunday . There was also considerable fishing line and plastic garbage. The Autumn Friends of Whitehall cleanup is scheduled for October 15 from 9a.m. to 12pm.  If you have a kayak or canoe or any boat, please join in and help clean the lake bed. ~Roger

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Letter to Select Board copied to Press:

Hopkinton Select Board, Amy Ritterbusch, Chair
Hopkinton Town Hall
18 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748

Sent as an email attachment 18 Sept 2022

16 September 2022

Dear Board,

I’ve been up town recently, doing business with several of our Main Street businesses.

I note:
Loss of ‘convenient’ on-street parking (Ward’s Barbershop)
Loss of ‘comfortable’ on-street parking (Phipps Insurance)
Reduced egress at businesses (Shell station, Main Street Service, Star Cleaners, and Hamilton Hair Studio)
Elimination of access to some of the business’s (Hopkinton Lumber) on-site parking!

If access to a business is substantially impeded, is that likely to contribute to the business’s continued success? Back when I was younger and ‘naiver’ I sat at a Hopkinton Select Board meeting and listened to, and I quote, “The revenue lost, that needs to be taken care of.” [Select Board meeting, 24 Sept 2019]. Back then I really thought the words of Elected Officials counted for more than just ten.

I’m curious if Select Board members have visited our Main Street businesses and inquired as to their current welfare, and/or provided advance notice of such access/parking impediments to our Main Street businesses?

Now, lastly, and as was pointed out to me by ‘a kid’(wiser than his years), the portion of ‘New’ Main Street, from East of Pleasant Street to Hopkinton Lumber would appear to also represent a significant impediment, but this time to Emergency Vehicles! I measured the width of Main Street, curb to curb, at the Pleasant Street intersection as 28’. Given the normal assortment of afternoon traffic – trailer trucks, trash trucks, school buses, lawn care trailers, oil delivery trucks, etc, when there is a 911 call from the Lisnow Respite Center, or Golden Pond, an accident on 495, or other points West, with the two lanes of traffic now confined by insurmountable vertical curbs, how will our 9-foot-wide First Responders get between two 9-foot-wide vehicles.

Well at least the sidewalks on the Northerly side are amply wide, depending upon where one measures, varying from over 6 feet across from Pleasant St, to 9 feet by Phipps Insurance. (State only requires 5 feet.) No impediment to pedestrian travel here!

Sincerely,
Edwin E Harrow
8 Spring Lane, Hopkinton, MA 01748

 
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Sean Perry Fitzpatrick, 43, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Born in Princeton, New Jersey, he was the son of Claudia (Godsil) Fitzpatrick of South Carolina and the late Perry Fitzpatrick.

 
Sean was a member of the Hopkinton High School Class of 1996. Most recently, he was employed as a bartender at Bills Pizza in Hopkinton. He loved his motorcycle and was a proud member of the Throttle Brothers Motorcycle Club. He loved road trips on his bike, reading, sports, and the New York Mets. Most importantly, Sean loved his family and friends. He especially loved Skylar and took great pride in helping to raise her.

 
Besides his mother, Sean is survived by his sisters, Shannon Siladi (Adam) and Karen Grazia (Tony), his brother Kevin Fitzpatrick; his nephews, Grayson and Camden, and his nieces Sierra, Saige, and Jolie. He also leaves behind his aunts and uncle and many cousins.


Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 24th from 3-6 pm at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com  Interment will be held privately in Old Saybrook, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sean’s name to the Metrowest Autism Alliance and the Wounded Warrior Project.


Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Male wearing witches costume, walk-in reports someone scratched her car
while in coffee shop, muffler removed from the middle of West Main Street,br /> inside odor of gas on Fenton Street, caller concerned for 12 year-old boy
operating a dirt bike 3-5 pm on Knoll Road, someone kicked in the door
of her Wood Street property but all clear - no one inside, Main Street caller requests
 youth removal, lost property, caller reports that customer left wallet at Main
Street bar, phone was stolen on bus, loose black dog was being aggressive on
Lakeshore Drive, caller requests assistance boarding up her property,
Cunningham Street neighbor installed bright lights and they shine in
caller's yard, Mount Auburn dog barking for an hour, a wallet found on
Hayden Rowe Street, Someone tampered with a sign on Elm Street,
strong odor of natural gas, individual in lobby to report an MVA,
caller requests assistance boarding up her propery, A Street caller
reports a vehicle stopped in front of her house -threatened her and
then drove off, wallet found, strong outside odor of gas at Hearthstone
Road, vehicle weaving in and out of I-495 traffic, mailbox knocked over
by Amazon driver - caught on Ring camera, debris on West Elm Street,
a 13 year-old female running through Legacy Farms was approached by
an older male with tattoos in a small white vehicle asking if she would like a ride,
Officers checked on abandoned suitcase in front of a restaurant, Davis Road
caller complained that kid on scooter refused to stop riding between buildings...
September 16, 17, 18, 2022
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REGISTRATION OPEN FOR MILFORD REGIONAL’S

FALL WELLNESS PROGRAMS

Milford, Mass.— As part of Milford Regional Medical Center’s (MRMC) efforts to promote good overall health, MRMC is once again sponsoring a variety of wellness programs for the public. Registration is now open for the fall session programs, which are being held virtually and live streamed for participants to enjoy from the comfort of their own homes.

The fall session is offering up eight different weekly classes, which are led by certified instructors. All classes run approximately one hour and take place in the evenings with the exception of the Saturday class, which begins at 9:30 a.m.

Classes include Mondays: Therapeutic Qi Gong and Zumba Toning®; Tuesdays: Ease into Fitness and Pilates Barre Fusion; Wednesdays: Core & More; Thursdays: Cardio, Core & Conditioning and Mindfully Mixed Yoga; and Saturdays: Shape Up!

For detailed descriptions of each class or to register, visit the hospital’s website (milfordregional.org) and click on “Classes and Events.” Classes are $50 per session. Email msanford@milreg.org or call 508.422.2827 with any questions.

 

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from September 10, 2022 - September 18, 2022
Choose Blue Links to See Town's Property Card for single family homes
Prices in red are $1 million or more

Address

Buyer

Price 

Date

Seller

Hopkinton  

32 Grove Street Daniel Jacob Black, Mariah Black $514,000 September 16, 2022 Sean D O'Brien, Anna K O'Brien, Anna K Dupuis
114 Saddle Hill Road James Randall Cross, Stephanie Amalia Cross $1,500,000 September 16, 2022 Mohammed H Ladha, Sukaina M Ladha
37 Frostpane Lane U70 Krishnakanth Kondabolu, Hima Bundu Reddy $753,000 September 15, 2022 Alok Dixit, Nidhi Doxit, Nidhi Mishra
16 Hearthstone Road Todd Kopczynski, Amy Kopcynski $1,410,000 September 15, 2022 David M Auslander, Lynne E Auslander
1 Trailside Lane Christina Gaffney, Etan Sturn $925,000 September 15, 2022 Chad K Gallagher, Maria C Gallagher
13 Hidden Brick Road Marc Michener, Kathy Kao $1,150,000 September 15, 2022 Mark R Parker, Jamie P Hughes
6 Gradie Way Brian D Gaines, Kate Alexandra Gaines $825,000 September 15, 2022 Todd M Kopczynski, Amy E Kopcynski
9 Westfield Road Vincenzo R Michienzi, Mimchelle K Michienzi $1,200,000 September 15, 2022 Scott A Hamilton, Mary Jo Hamilton
9 Jamie Lane Kristina Harter, Nicholas Scanlon $965,000 September 15, 2022 Bruce A Masucci. Constance L Masucci
Last Week        
14 Erika Drive Hsuanyeh Chang, Juchi Yeh $910,000 September 9, 2022 Donald W Johnson, III
85 Downey Street Custom Nest Builders LLC $157,500 September 9, 2022 Michael Bozyczko, Deborah Bozyczko
4 Whitehall Lane Kerry DeBoer, Jonathan DeBoer $780,000 September 9, 2022 Zenan Qi, Yan Li
20 Thayer Heights Road Bijan Javidi, Mirjam Javidi $680,000 September 8, 2022 Nrhim Hassan, Laurie J Hassan
21 Redwood Path U141 Ravi Babu Dasari, Naga Jyothi Naga Daggumalli $823,000 September 6, 2022 Gregory Dumas, Jena Dumas
Time Before        
12 Hidden Brick Road Liyong Yang, Jie Zou $1,200,000 September 1, 2022 Mark J Hyman, Carolyn A Hyman
11 Juniper Trail Unit 160 Amar Nath Satrawala $835,000 August 31, 2022 Praveen Kumar Gopalakrishnan, Sowmiya Dayalan
11 Bracing Run Rahul Singh, Priti Agrawal $831,000 August 30, 2022 Rahul Jaiswal Michael Ring
3 Riverbend Road Robert Charboneau, Jaclyn Charboneau $1,300,000 August 30, 2022 Seth W Lipkin, Rebecca Robak
176 Ash Street Evan Robert Schalton, Kerry Alexandra McKittrick $749,900 August 30, 2022 Gayaqathri Ravindren, Vipin Bhaskaran
152 Spring Street Francisco J Robledo, Eileen Minnucci $676,080 August 29, 2022 Lakshmi Kattuputher Sugaavanam, et al
Time Before That        
33 Walcott Street JStephanie Caitlin Cooper Johnson $597,000 August 26, 2022 JKJ Walcott LLC
4 McGill Court Unit 6 BLDG 22 David Blackburn, Laura Blackburn $720,000 August 25, 2022 Lynn H Cain
29 Blueberry Lane Erik L Olson, Meredith L Olson $1,105,000 August 25, 2022 Robert F Charboneau, Jaclyn A Charboneau
3 Pendulum Pass David Stauber, Helen Rtan $1,136,000 August 24, 2022 ZF SPV LLC
37 Fruit Street Lukasz Jarzyna, Ayumi Jarzyna $2,000,000 August 23, 2022 PCAH LLC

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September 19, 2022
"One of the most BEAUTIFUL birds I have ever laid eyes on, Great Egret.
Everytime I see one is like the first time. Just after sunrise this morning. I find it insane, given the environments they like, how they stay so white, they glow!" ~ Julie

HOPKINTON - Joan Catherine (Courchaine) Doyle passed into God’s hands on Friday, September 16, 2022. Born on May, 15, 1934, to Louis Courchaine and Beatrice Garand, in Cohoes, NY, she was the youngest of five children. As a child she moved to St. Augustine, FL, and then Atlanta, where she graduated from Sacred Heart High School.

She met her husband, E Aubrey Doyle, on a blind date in Atlanta where he was stationed with the Army. They married on August 18, 1955. Following the reception, they loaded a U-Haul and drove to her new home, Hopkinton, MA. They raised seven children: Colleen (Ray - deceased) Charleston, Lisa (Ray) Carloni, W. Aubrey (Julie) Doyle, Julia (Paul) Rice, Sean Doyle (deceased), Tim (Sonya) Doyle, Brendan (Deena) Doyle. She also leaves behind her sister Dot Muellenbach, 21 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and her caregiver Dee.

She was a dedicated mother and wife, running the household at 13 Church St. She was the caregiver of son Sean, who suffered from Duchenne muscular dystrophy and became significantly disabled until his death at the age of 23.

She was a devoted Catholic, attending daily Mass much of her life. She worked part time at St John’s Rectory and then at the Hopkinton Public Library for 10 years. She loved being with family, attending all the extracurricular activities of her children and grandchildren, reading, and doing her daily walk around town. She cherished her many friends and time with them at monthly “Club” and happy hour gatherings.

At the age of 78 she suffered a brain aneurysm. After a long recovery she returned home and then helped support her ailing husband. After his death she enjoyed getting back to a busier life. She was a caring, kindhearted person who rarely had a bad word to say about anyone and will be missed by all who knew her.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, September 21, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home,34 Church St in Hopkinton. A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, September 22 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s Parish, 20 Church St., Hopkinton. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Hopkinton.

 

View the funeral Mass live at https://boxcast.tv/view/funeral-mass-for-joan-c-doyle-zykkgipsjswkywznp6lu .

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate any donations be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton, MA or Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library, 13 Main St, Hopkinton, MA.

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David K. Beck, 67, of Hopkinton, passed away at his home as a result of a fall on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. Born in Newton, he was the son of William C. Beck Jr. of Gardner and the late Virginia (Shea) Beck.

 
Dave grew up in Wellesley and Yarmouth. After graduating from the Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School, Dave attended Southeastern Massachusetts University (now UMass Dartmouth). He was a hands-on guy who enjoyed creating things. He worked in the construction industry as a carpenter and in the Information Technology industry as a system operator, programmer, systems analyst and web designer.

 
Dave grew up in a close knit, active family. When family members needed something, Dave was always there. He helped build and remodel homes for his father and his siblings. Family and family gatherings were an important part of Dave’s life. Like his siblings, Dave was very active in sports.


Dave was an avid tennis player and the owner of Silton Tennis in Natick. Over the years he had developed a reputation as an expert in all things tennis. At one point, he strung rackets for the Boston Lobsters. He also strung rackets for other professional tennis players at prestigious tournaments. He was very active in the local tennis scene and he developed many great friendships through tennis. He was also an avid kayaker and enjoyed hiking.


Besides his father and his stepmother, Yong Hui Beck, Dave is survived by his siblings, Jerry Beck and his wife, Judy of Holderness, NH, Tim Beck and his wife, Robin of Boothbay, Maine, Sharon Beck of Hartsville, SC, his sister-in-law, Diana Beck of Hopkinton and his step-sister, Kathy Zimmerman and her husband, Tim of Hudson. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He is predeceased by his brother, Steve Beck, who passed away in May.


Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 24th from 10:00-12:00 at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com Visitors are encouraged to share pictures and “Dave stories” after a few prayers at 11:00. Interment will be held privately.

 
Family Day 2022

Above, fireworks to write home about, except you are home!
Below, it appears Town Manager Norman Khumalo is getting dunked by a young girl. Wait! Is that the Chief of Police and a soaking-wet member of the Select Board on the sideline laughing?

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September 18, 2022 - One thing of which we can be certain is that some people know it often feels 10 degrees colder than elsewhere in Hopkinton on top of the Hill! Great job preparing for this all year by the Friends of Hopkinton.

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John (Jack) Michael Ryan died Tuesday, September 13, 2022, just six days from his eighty-first birthday, at Golden Pond Memory Care in Hopkinton from complications of dementia. His family thanks the exceptional staff at Golden Pond for the kind, patient care they gave Jack. Born in Boston in 1941 to the late John Phillip and Dorothy (Nado) Ryan, Jack spent his early years growing up in South Boston. The family moved to Weymouth, MA in 1955, but Jack never lost his love for Southie, and for two years after moving to Weymouth, he took public transportation back to the old neighborhood as often as he could.

Jack graduated from Weymouth High School in 1959, and then from Bridgewater State College as a history major in 1963, with the intention of becoming a teacher. The day after he graduated from college, he married his wife of 59 years, Loraine B. Herrington, whom he met while they both worked at Stop and Shop in North Weymouth. Because of his love of the outdoors, Jack and Loraine moved to Berkshire County, where Jack began his thirty-five year teaching career in the North Adams School System. Some people are born teachers, and Jack was one of them.

Upon learning of his death, several former students have contacted Jack’s daughters with messages of condolence, but also sharing the impact he had: “Your father was an amazing, brilliant man.” “He was a great guy and had the love and patience to deal with middle school students all those years…” “He was so patient as a teacher, he cared, and he challenged us while dealing with typical middle school misbehaviors really well!” Jack loved telling anecdotes about the funny things kids would do or say and he respected the time of life they were in and all its difficulties. He took great satisfaction in their questions, their bright, inquisitive eyes, and the unfolding of awareness he witnessed in each class he had. He made a difference.

After his retirement, Jack continued to help in the community by providing transportation to special needs adults and by delivering meals via Meals-on-Wheels to the elderly. Jack was an outdoors enthusiast and was never happier than when fishing in his favorite spots in the Berkshires: along the Cold River, the Green River, the Deerfield, and the many ponds in the area. He also loved the ocean, and he and the family vacationed every year on Cape Cod, so he could try his luck on the Cape Cod Canal or on the ocean beaches. Fishing is like teaching: you can’t catch them all, but when you catch one, it is what keeps you going back. In his latter years, the ocean called once more, and Jack and Loraine moved to Wells, ME, where they walked the beach every day. He will be laid to rest at Oceanside Cemetery in Wells and will lie forever near the sound of the waves, the smell of the salt air, and all the ones that got away.

Besides his wife Loraine, Jack leaves three daughters: Lisa Ryan Weil (Jeffrey) of Sudbury, MA; Ann Ryan of Shelton, Connecticut; and Karen Ryan of Hull, MA. He also leaves three grandchildren: Parker and Sophie Weil and Samantha Shaffer. In addition, he leaves his brother Phillip Ryan (Joni) of Escondido, CA and sister Ruth Ryan (Aaron Stratton) of Hamilton, MA. Also mourning his loss are two nieces and two nephews: Carolyn Ryan Padgett (Fred), Rhiannon Ryan Stratton, John Ryan, and Dylan Ryan Stratton.

It’ll be OK, Jack. Remember what Dad used to say: “You were once part of a star and you will be again.” You are now a little further along to the cosmos than the rest of us. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in Jack’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association at https://act.alz.org www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com


SATURDAY'S EVENTS:
Rockin' Among the Rocks

September 16, 2022 - Back Pages Trio, Inky Fair, Doug Betschart and Steve McCrossan, filled most of the granite seats in the outdoor performing area at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts this evening, playing solid tunes by well known artists of the rock n roll era, like Supertramp, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Steely Dan, The Who, as well as contemporary rock. Inky and Doug will be performing as the Back Pages Duo at Bills Pizzeria Saturday evening (9/17/2022). The above is a composite image.
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Baker's Dozen

After this photo on Friday, they crossed the street.
 
Construction Advisory No. 43 September 16, 2022

Please be advised that this schedule may change due to weather and existing conditions found while
performing the tasks below. This work may impact traffic and require lane and sidewalk closures limiting
access to driveways and entrances to businesses.
What to Expect for the Week of September 19, 2022, to September 23, 2022
Project Wide
• Raise castings on manholes project wide – the eastbound detour from Pleasant Street to Maple Street to Hayden Rowe will be utilized.
East Side of Project
• Comcast duct bank work at Church St and Walcott St. (expected to be 1 day for each location)
• Electric conduit work at Ash Street
• Conduit work on Hayden Rowe; southbound traffic will be detoured around the Town Common via
Ash Street to Park and back to Hayden Rowe. Northbound traffic on Hayden Rowe will not be impacted.
• Continue the service connections up to property lines from the Muffin House to Ash Street
West Side of Project
• Continue Grading and Compacting sidewalks between Wood Street and the Fire Station
• Continue forming and pouring Concrete Sidewalks from Wood Street towards the Fire Station
135/85 Intersection
• Install new granite curb from the Fire Station/Police Station up to the Muffin House (including
Cedar Street and Grove Street)
• Set up lights at the intersection
Working hours for the Main Street Corridor Project are from 7am to 3pm. No detours,
one lane closures or road closures are allowed between 7am and 9am.
For the most up to date information about the Main Street Corridor project please
visit theTown's project website at https://hopkintonmainstreet.com
Scan to access Town’s
Project website.
The Town of Hopkinton appreciates your patience and consideration while we work to support MassDOT’s project to revitalize our downtown infrastructure.


Two Firefighters, one School Resource Officer on hand
at first 2022 at home football game of the season!
From HPD facebook

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Individual reports a suspicious vehicle was parked next to her when she was
leaving work and believes it followed her through town - so she drove to Milford
rather than home and Milford PD took initial report, caller in distress said she was scared and that there was no one around at a West Main Street facility - officer made contact,a Wood Street caller said an unknown individual has been staying in the second floor apt - trespassing, walk-in reports an unknown male was playing Frisbee in her yard and staring at her house, bank employee reports individual on site has attempted to write fraudulent checks - bank security also called - 4 units responded - individual will be issued a no trespass order for all bank locations, brown lab loose - then reunited,

Checking individual behind South Street business after 1:00 am, checking vehicle
with heavy front-end damage - will follow up, West Main Street accident - no PI,
caller reports injured squirrel in roadway - GOA, Wedgewood Drive MVA - no PI,
Sgt. Brennan assisting an animal cross the road, missing student located,
caller reports lost credit card, bocce tournament, Davis Road landlord refuses
to let tenant install a new toilet,

September 14, 2022
September 15, 2022

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September 15, 2022 - The 2022 Bocce tournament was held today (9/14). A great time was had by all. Thanks to the Senior Center for hosting this event. Pictured is Director Amy Beck presenting retired Officer Tom Griffin the trophy which is already back in the lobby window at the police station. The plaque being held by Officer Alex Stewart will memorialize the event and will be hung at the Senior center. Contributed content.

"Serious" Crash

September 15, 2022 - West Main and School Street intersection is still in contention for being one of the most dangerous intersections in Hopkinton. Inasmuch as Angel's Garden Center is on one corner, owner Jeff Doherty is often the first on the scene, and has often been found directing traffic as the first responders arrive. This accident ocurred one week ago. HFD
 

Call for Walkers: Register for the 34th Annual Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai  

Walkers are welcome back on the Boston Marathon® course on Sunday, October 2, to support patient care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute  

BOSTON — Registration is now open for the 2022 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai. Scheduled for Sunday, October 2, funds raised from the Walk support all forms of adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at one of the nation’s premier cancer centers, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  

 

The Details: 

The Jimmy Fund Walk is the only organized walk permitted on the famed Boston Marathon course and participants have the flexibility to choose from four distance options: 

  • 5K Walk (3.1 miles from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) 

  • 10K Walk (6.2 miles from Newton) 

  • Half Marathon Walk (13.1 miles from Wellesley) 

  • Marathon Walk (26.2 miles from Hopkinton).  

Whatever route walkers choose, participants will be treated to 12 refueling stations as well as poster-sized photographs of patients – Jimmy Fund Walk Heroes – displayed at each mile and half-mile marker as inspiration. All four routes of the Jimmy Fund Walk end at the Copley Square Finish Line with a celebration complete with food, music, and a speaking program.  

 

If walkers wish to participate a bit closer to home, the Jimmy Fund Walk has flexible opportunities. Participants can also join the event virtually by “walking their way” from wherever they are most comfortable—in their neighborhood, on a favorite hiking trail, or on a treadmill at home. Virtual programming and supporting materials will be available.  

 

The Jimmy Fund Walk has raised more than $155 million for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in its 33-year history. For additional information please email JimmyFundWalk@DFCI.Harvard.edu or call 866-531-9255. 

To register for the Jimmy Fund Walk (#JimmyFundWalk) or to support a walker, visit www.JimmyFundWalk.org or call (866) 531-9255. Registrants can enter the promo code NEWS for $5 off the registration fee. All registered walkers will receive a bib, medal, and a Jimmy Fund Walk T-shirt.  

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HOPKINTON FIRE DEPARTMENT INVITES THE PUBLIC TO THE FIRE STATION OPEN HOUSE

The Hopkinton Fire Department will open their station to the public on Sunday, October 16th for their Annual Open House. The event at Fire Headquarters will be from 11am to 2pm where residents and children will have an opportunity to view demonstrations, learn about fire safety, and tour the station. Refreshments will be provided and Sparky the Fire 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 “Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape!” The theme reinforces the importance of developing a home escape plan with all members of the household and practicing it regularly.

A home fire escape plan should meet all of your family needs, including those with sensory or physical disabilities. Smoke alarms should be installed inside every sleeping room, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of your home. The plan should also include having two ways out of every room, and a meeting place a safe distance from the home. Home fire escape plans should be practiced twice a year.

Please join the Hopkinton Fire Department for a fun filled Open House.

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Eric Robert MacDonald, 31, of Hopkinton, passed away unexpectedly at a group home in Milford. Born at Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick, Eric was the beloved son of Lauren (Calabrese) Rowntree of Hopkinton and Geoffrey MacDonald of Boston. He was also close to his stepfather, James Rowntree and Geoffrey’s life partner, Joanne Meirovitz.
 
Eric graduated from the New England Center for Children in Southboro, upon turning 22 on April 8, 2013. Eric was a sweet, good natured young man with autism who attended The Nashoba Learning Group Adult Day Program for the last nine years. During this time, he lived in a loving, shared living home with Marthe and Wilbert Vilchert in Hudson, while continuing to visit with his parents on weekends. Eric touched many lives during his short life with his endearing nature and infectious smile. His passing has left many who loved him filled with great sadness.

Eric enjoyed going for walks, watching videos, playing on his computer, listening to his music, and going to the beach. He also loved spending time with his family, eating pasta, and looking at his photo books. Although Eric was non-verbal and used a communication device to express his wants and needs, he always found ways to communicate his love for the people closest to him. He was affectionate, had a sense of humor, and enjoyed his interactions with others laughing and smiling.
 
Besides his parents, Eric is survived by two brothers, Michael MacDonald of Burlington, VT and Zachery MacDonald of Newton, MA. Eric is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Loretta Calabrese of Thomaston, CT and his aunts, uncles, and many cousins.
 
Visitation will be held on Monday, September 19th from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com  A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. at Saint John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church St. in Hopkinton. Burial will immediately follow in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Hopkinton with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Eric’s memory may be made to the Nashoba Learning Group. Please visit www.nashobalearninggroup.org  to donate.

 
Town of Hopkinton Shares Additional Details on Scheduled Activities, Entertainment Ahead of Saturday's Hopkinton Family Day

HOPKINTON — Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Friends of Hopkinton President Ann Click wish to share additional details on the entertainment and many activities scheduled for this weekend's Hopkinton Family Day.

WHEN:
Saturday, Sept. 17 beginning at 2 p.m.

WHERE:
Athletic fields behind Hopkinton Middle School, 90 Hayden Rowe St.

WHAT:
Hopkinton Family Day, coordinated by the Friends of Hopkinton, is an exciting event for families that features live entertainment, fun activities for community members of all ages and delicious food trucks. A dazzling fireworks display will close out the event.

Community members will be able to enjoy captivating live entertainment and performers throughout the event, many of whom are based locally. The entertainment schedule is as follows:
Emcee Ralph opens
2:20 - 2:50 p.m. -- Harini Jeyaraman, Classical Indian Dance Performer
3 - 3:30 p.m. -- New Sound Assembly Barbershop Chorus
3:40 - 4:25 p.m. -- Magician Steven Craig
Emcee Don takes over
4:35 - 5:15 p.m. -- Colin and Lilly Herihy
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. -- Barbara Kessler
6:40 - 8 p.m. -- Hot Acoustics, Steve Spector
8 p.m. -- Fireworks begin

From 2-6 p.m., town organizations, non-profits, clubs and businesses located in Hopkinton will offer a wide range of engaging activities. A sampling of activities that will be offered by local groups includes:
Musical instruments sampling and family scarecrow making by the Hopkinton Cultural Arts
Story Walk by the Hopkinton Public Library
Virtual home sprinkler demonstration by the Hopkinton Fire Department
Relay race by the Girl Scouts
Cricket demonstration by the Hopkinton Cricket Club
Cornhole by various town groups
Magic tricks demonstrated by guest Magician Steven Craig following his on-stage performance
Large blow-up brain to show the effects of substance use on the brain by Hopkinton Youth and Family Services
Inflatable attractions
Face painting
Tattoo artist
Henna artists
Food trucks will be available throughout the event from 2-8 p.m., until the fireworks show begins at approximately 8 p.m.

Hopkinton Family Day is free to attend, and all activities are free with the exception of the food trucks.

I'll Be Seeing You...

September 14, 2022 -  Local veterans enjoyed their monthly breakfast get-together on September 2nd at the Senior Center. In addition to good chow, the veterans feasted on military memories and military history.

Art Brooks reviewed his active duty experiences on a guided missile cruiser which allowed him to visit several ports in the Pacific. Mike Shepard told us about an event involving a battleship offshore of Viet Nam.

Veterans who died in the past month, and others who are on "sick call" were remembered.

Military events of September 2nd were particularly noteworthy. Lt jg George H. W. Bush was rescued by an American submarine from a remote ocean location after his aircraft was shot down in 1944. September 2nd was also the day the allies officially accepted the surrender document from Japan. This occurred on the USS Missouri (BB-63) in Tokyo Bay in 1945.

Tribute was paid to Charles Nickerson (Holliston) who survived the airborne assault on D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge. Nickerson earned two Silver Stars and many other decorations.

After the formal breakfast, a van-full of veterans traveled to New Bedford where they toured Battleship Cove and its floating "museum" of retired Navy ships.

A sampling of veterans who took part in the breakfast dialogues, and some who toured Battleship Cove are in the attached photo. L to R: William T. Hamilton, USN; Russell H. Ellsworth, USN; James T. Ellsworth, USN; Peter C. Redding, US Army, holding a photo of the USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (DD-850) moored at the Cove; David Almy, US Army, with a photo of the signing of the Japanese surrender document on the "Big Mo;" Neal H. Swenor, USAF, displays an action photo of yet-to-be President Bush being rescued; and, Phillip E. Gradie, USAF, showing a news headline of the surrender held by Madame Chiang (Soong) Kai-shek.

The next Vets Breakfast is scheduled for 7 October 2022, at 0900 hours at the Hopkinton Senior Center.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Vehicle leaking gasoline on West Main, commercial Fire Alarm activation
on East Main - possibly steam from dishwasher, outdoor odor of
natural gas on Walnut Way, dog locked in a car on West Main Street,
assist FD, electrical noises from fusebox - damaged wire on pole #78,
MVA on Main Street - no PI, complaint of speeding on North Mill Street,

NOTE: The Police Department checks commercial properties, businesses,
homes on vacation, schools, secure facilities, secluded gathering spots,
on a daily basis, none of which are included in the details we share.


Assist FD with residential fire alarm on East Main Street(2 times),
Communinty Policing at High School - Elmwood - Hopkins - Middle School
- Marathon School, took a report of harassment, hit and run MVA,
9/12/2022
9/13/2022
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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from September 2, 2022 - September 9, 2022
Choose Blue Links to See Town's Property Card for single family homes
Prices in red are $1 million or more

Address

Buyer

Price 

Date

Seller

Hopkinton  

14 Erika Drive Hsuanyeh Chang, Juchi Yeh $910,000 September 9, 2022 Donald W Johnson, III
85 Downey Street Custom Nest Builders LLC $157,500 September 9, 2022 Michael Bozyczko, Deborah Bozyczko
4 Whitehall Lane Kerry DeBoer, Jonathan DeBoer $780,000 September 9, 2022 Zenan Qi, Yan Li
20 Thayer Heights Road Bijan Javidi, Mirjam Javidi $680,000 September 8, 2022 Nrhim Hassan, Laurie J Hassan
21 Redwood Path U141 Ravi Babu Dasari, Naga Jyothi Naga Daggumalli $823,000 September 6, 2022 Gregory Dumas, Jena Dumas
Last time        
12 Hidden Brick Road Liyong Yang, Jie Zou $1,200,000 September 1, 2022 Mark J Hyman, Carolyn A Hyman
11 Juniper Trail Unit 160 Amar Nath Satrawala $835,000 August 31, 2022 Praveen Kumar Gopalakrishnan, Sowmiya Dayalan
11 Bracing Run Rahul Singh, Priti Agrawal $831,000 August 30, 2022 Rahul Jaiswal Michael Ring
3 Riverbend Road Robert Charboneau, Jaclyn Charboneau $1,300,000 August 30, 2022 Seth W Lipkin, Rebecca Robak
176 Ash Street Evan Robert Schalton, Kerry Alexandra McKittrick $749,900 August 30, 2022 Gayaqathri Ravindren, Vipin Bhaskaran
152 Spring Street Francisco J Robledo, Eileen Minnucci $676,080 August 29, 2022 Lakshmi Kattuputher Sugaavanam, et al
Time Before        
33 Walcott Street JStephanie Caitlin Cooper Johnson $597,000 August 26, 2022 JKJ Walcott LLC
4 McGill Court Unit 6 BLDG 22 David Blackburn, Laura Blackburn $720,000 August 25, 2022 Lynn H Cain
29 Blueberry Lane Erik L Olson, Meredith L Olson $1,105,000 August 25, 2022 Robert F Charboneau, Jaclyn A Charboneau
3 Pendulum Pass David Stauber, Helen Rtan $1,136,000 August 24, 2022 ZF SPV LLC
37 Fruit Street Lukasz Jarzyna, Ayumi Jarzyna $2,000,000 August 23, 2022 PCAH LLC
Time Before That        

4 Kimball Road

Vikram Vittal, Urmila Parthasarathy

$1,105,000

August 19, 2022

John A Hamilton Tr, et al

7 Stewart Street

Gregory Dumas, Jena Dumas

$1,150,000

August 19, 2022

Stephen R Bailey, Michelle A Bailey

9 East Main Street

Josette Farnham, Andrew Ngure

$458,000

August 19, 2022

Judith G Keefe Family Trust, et al

20 Carriage Hill Road

Brijesh Ashar, Foram Shah

$1,131,000

August 18, 2022

Sundar Sivaraman, et al

55 Elm Street

G Felix Home LLC

$350,000

August 16, 2022

Judith A MacKinnon, Paula J Whitman, Daniel J Sullivan

191 Saddle Hill Road

Aqib Chaudry

$950,000

August 16, 2022

Brittamy M Tognacci, Timothy M Tognacci

8 Hoyt Way

Maria B Stewart, Roy DiNicola

$1,026, 805

August 16, 2022

LFJ Development Corp

12 Cunningham Street

Jane Murphy

$555,000

August 16, 2022

Jason Pritchard, Jennifer Devlin

24 Granite Street

Michael Gonzales, Lisa Aaron

$1,100,000

August 16, 2022

Robert T McMann, Danielle M McMann

4 Commonwealth Avenue

Tricia E Shoemaker

$800,000

August 15, 2022

Jefferey J Simes, Shelby Simes

 
THIS COMING SATURDAY!

BELLFORGE ARTS CENTER ANNOUNCES “CELEBRATE WOMEN” CONCERT

(Medfield, MA): The Bellforge Arts Center and the Blackstone Valley String Quartet are pleased to bring you “Celebrate Women,” a concert celebrating notable female songwriters and composers, both modern and historical. From Taylor Swift to Madeline Sirmen, hear the works of fabulous female musicians as you enjoy this outdoor concert at Bellforge on Friday, Sept. 30 at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $19 and can be purchased at https://bit.ly/BellforgeCelebrateWomen . Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic dinner to enjoy this outdoor concert.

Celebrate Women is one of many concerts, festivals, and events organized by Bellforge for the summer. For more information about the Bellforge Arts Center, including a schedule of upcoming programs and events, please visit www.bellforge.org . For more information about the Blackstone Valley String Quartet, please visit www.blackstonevalleyquartet.com .

About:

The Bellforge Arts Center is a new multi-arts complex being built on the grounds of the former Medfield State Hospital to support artists, expand cultural opportunities, and nurture the creative community. Bellforge currently offers outdoor concerts, festivals, and community events, along with over 200 miles of nature trails and outdoor recreation space. Once fully renovated, the center will also offer visual and performing arts studios, arts education, a 300-seat performance venue, and more.

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Dunk the Chair!

Come to Hopkinton Family Day this Saturday, Sep 17th and dunk the new Chair of the Hopkinton Republican Town Committee, Jim Mirabile. Get there promptly at 2pm as there is sure to be a line and you only have 30 mins before he escapes to a dryer and warmer place. Before or after, visit the Hopkinton Republican Town Committee table, chat with a neighbor who happens to be a Republican, and pick up a free pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution. On Constitution Day…what a bonus! Hope to see you there.

Jim Mirabile
Chair
Hopkinton Republican Town Committee


Hopkinton Police Log Abstracts
Mother reported her son missing - BOLO put out, East Main caller says he
is trapped in blind driveway because of speeding vehicles, caller reported
duffel bags outside of entrance to Cobblers Way, dead deer on Cedar Street*,
Landscape company cutting down vegetation, dog in hot car was complaint-
but car was running with AC on, 2 parking tickets issued, Community Policing
at common, Ashland PD called to report an intoxicated female just left bar in a white
Toyota Tacoma -they located it in Ashland, 3 units responded to the report
of someone violating no-trespassing order on a Duffield Road property,
source of rustling downstairs and a motion light turning on in an
Elizabeth Road home was a squirrel, male walking on Route I-495 -
MSP requested assistance transporting individual from highway,
accident with no PI on Hayden Rowe, 911 caller reports snake on
Aspen Way - Animal Control Officer William Proctor handled it,
walk-in having civil dispute with neighbor, Sgt. Matthew McNeil
spoke with a concerned individual...
September 9, 10, 11, 2022
No Arrests
 
*Please note the "Deer" sign on Cedar Street
 

Hopkinton residents to participate in Boston Marathon®
Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai

Aimee Cole, Yvonne Riley, and Myra Tamba will join thousands in the iconic fundraising walk for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to support all forms of cancer treatment and research.

Hopkinton, Mass.—21 residents from Hopkinton will participate in the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai on Sunday, October 2.

Ruben Noroian, Angela Iacone-Radaelli, Katie Keavany, Paul Noroian, Anna Noroian, Alicia Boulanger, Gary Trachtman, Karine Martirosyan, Michael Iacone-Radaelli, Molly Steen, and 11 other Hopkinton residents, along with thousands of other walkers, will participate in the iconic annual event that will unite the community to raise funds to support all forms of adult and pediatric care and cancer research at the nation’s premier cancer center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Jimmy Fund Walk has raised more than $155 million for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in its 33-year history.

“Throughout the past 33 years, the Jimmy Fund Walk has continuously supported life-saving research and cancer care at Dana-Farber. And the pandemic didn’t stop us,” said Zack Blackburn, Director of the Jimmy Fund Walk. “Over the past two years, participants walked virtually and celebrated in their own unique ways. Now, we welcome them to walk the course in person. We are back, we are together, and we are stronger than ever.”

Participants have the flexibility to choose from four distance options: 5K Walk (3.1 miles from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute), 10K Walk (6.2 miles from Newton), Half Marathon Walk (13.1 miles from Wellesley), or Marathon Walk (26.2 miles from Hopkinton). Participants can also choose to join the event virtually by “walking their way” from wherever they are most comfortable—in their neighborhood, on a favorite hiking trail, or on a treadmill at home. Virtual programming and supporting materials are available.

Along the course, walkers are treated to 12 refueling stations as well as poster-sized photographs of patients – Jimmy Fund Walk Heroes – displayed at each mile and half-mile marker as inspiration. All four routes of the Jimmy Fund Walk end at the Copley Square Finish Line Powered by Schneider Electric with a celebration complete with food, music, and a speaking program.

To register for the Jimmy Fund Walk (#JimmyFundWalk) or to support a walker, visit www.JimmyFundWalk.org  or call (866) 531-9255. Registrants can enter the promo code NEWS for $5 off the registration fee. All registered walkers will receive a bib, medal, and a Jimmy Fund Walk T-shirt.  

Team Such Devotion

Above, the South Street Band performing Janis Joplin in the afternoon. Hot Acoustics, which headlined the show, performed later. They will be performing again soon at the Start Line brewery.

The Weston Nurseries team of Jimmy Fund Walk participants has been named for Robert Such, who has completed 28 (?) walks, and whose 2019 team raised $35,118.95.
Weston Nurseries President, Peter Mezitt said after the event, "It was a real success this year. We came in again in the mid-thirties ($30K)."
      Weston Nurseries has raised over $250,000 total over the years. Here are some more candid scenes from Saturday:

 
Another Notch in the Wall

September 12, 2022 - On  Saturday, Hopkinton Cultural Council celebrated the unveiling of another mural on the Diversity Wall, which lines the entrance to EMC Park. Contributed photo.

Click to Watch Marcia Robson Talk About Her Milestone at PolyArts on Saturday (39 sec)

Other PolyArts Photos:

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WOW!!!!    NEXT SATURDAY'S FAMILY DAY SCHEDULE:
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Fruit Street Bridge

September 11, 2022 - The Fruit Street Bridge continues to be under construction, and although we aren't sure of its exact dimensions, we can be certain it will be wide enough to fit two M-1 Abrams battle tanks passing one another in opposite directions. When complete, it will again span the Sudbury River and the railroad tracks that carry the commuter rails.
In Memory of

FRAMINGHAM – Thomas R. Hartland, 60, of Berlin, and formerly of Ashland, passed away peacefully at home, on August 30, 2022, following complications from a long medical illness.

Tom was a loving and proud father of his four daughters, Mary Hartland and partner Jamie Nadeau and their children Kyle, Charlotte, and Parker of Cumberland, R.I.; Amy Hartland and partner Anthony Jewell and their children Madison and Serenity of Bellingham; Holly Hartland and her children Hunter and Oakley of Medway, MA; and Jill Hartland and her children Matthew and Brentley of Framingham.

Tom attended Keefe Technical Vocational High School in Framingham. He was part of the Class of 1979, where he played football and basketball before starting his lengthy career as an Autobody Technician. His proudest accomplishments were becoming a father and grandfather. His family meant the world to him.

Tom truly enjoyed catching up with old friends, walking around the Wachusett Reservoir, and family cookouts. Unfortunately, he never did get to shake hands with a bear as he always imagined he would.

At home you would often find Tom cranking his tunes; he had a strong passion for Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Thomas was pre-deceased by his beloved mother Maureen (Conway) Hartland and grandson Jakob Hartland. In addition to his daughters and grandchildren, Thomas is survived by his father Ernest F. Hartland of Hopkinton; three siblings, Glenn Hartland and wife Debbie; Anne-Marie Midgette, all of Northbridge, MA; and Christine Shkreli and husband Thomas of Hopkinton. Tom also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and extended family. He will be dearly missed by all who really knew him.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2022 in the North Cemetery, Highland Street in Berlin.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home, 176 Water St., Clinton.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Thomas R. Hartland to: www.OperationGratitude.com .

Online condolences may be placed at www.philbincomeaufh.com

 
Construction Advisory

Construction Advisory No. 42 September 9, 2022
 Please be advised that this schedule may change due to weather and existing conditions found while performing the tasks below. This work may impact traffic and require lane and sidewalk closures limiting access to driveways and entrances to businesses.


What to Expect for the Week of September 12, 2022, to September 16, 2022
• Continue the service connections project wide East Side of Project
• Comcast Duct Bank work between Church Street and the 135/85 intersection
• Service connections from the Muffin House to the east project limit
• Electrical conduit work on Hayden Rowe; southbound traffic will be detoured around the Town Common via Ash Street to Park and back to Hayden Rowe. Northbound traffic on Hayden Rowe will not be impacted.
West Side of Project
• Comcast Duct Bank work from the Police Station to the 135/85 intersection
• Start service connections to the property line from the Fire Station to the 135/85 intersection
• Install Conduit to connect the Fire Station traffic signals to the 135/85 signals
• Install new granite curb from West Main Street to the Fire Station
• Continue Fine Grading and Compacting sidewalks between Wood Street and the Fire Station
• Continue forming and pouring Concrete Sidewalks from Wood Street towards the Fire Station Working hours for the Main Street Corridor Project are from 7am to 3pm.

No detours, one lane closures or road closures are allowed between 7am and 9am.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Pine Island neighbor hired tree company to cut his trees, tree trucks blocking
Hill Street, water leaking onto Hayden Rowe, walk-in received bad check,
caller wants to speak with officer about parking complaint, vehicle struck a manhole
in front of 176 Front Street, Officer Grimley came upon open bus door,
Trailside Lane resident reports possibly stolen property, MVA with PI
 on East Main, Caller received a letter with his own memorial information on it -
considered a threat, MVA Oliver Lane - no PI, individual digging on Elm Street,
phone found at Fruit Street tirned in, 4-door sedan on Pond Street blowing horn
and not slowing down around curves, teens throwing football at BB Court lot,
Probation asks for check on individual wearing ankle bracelet - checks okay,
parking tickets issued for 2 on Cedar Street, grease fire from smoker on patio,
caller from Golden Pond reports altercation - was verbal only, lost her
dog in Southborough, spoke with caller regarding an attempted scam
on a dating website, Wood Street caller reports finding an abandoned shotgun
in the woods - was a kids old BB gun, walk-in reports receiving package
that was not hers, caller reports vehicle parked in a wierd spot - parking
citation issued, follow up on possible scam - other guy never showed up,
erratic operator on West Main Street turns into OUI, 2nd Offense.


All hands assist with election, Officer Basit Dennis removed branches
from the middle of Winter Street, Marlborough PD requests check on an
individual they have Probable Cause to arrest- not home, assist other
agency, erratic op - GOA, Motor Vehicle vs. deer - deer GOA.

Officer Basit Dennis moved branches to the side of Frankland Road, tree
down on Cedar Street - DPW enroute, several officers assisted with the
start of school, caller states stepdad reports vanalism and stolen property,
assist with fire drill, ongoing barking dog complaint for Animal Control Officer,
Hopkinton bus driver hit a pole, individual complained of trash in the frog pond
behind the Fire Station, small child in bed of truck on East Main Street.

Issued motor vehicle infraction while on detail, inside odor of natural gas at Town Hall,
walk-in reports employee was taking pictures of her, flagged down Officer Shannon Beloin - GOA, assist with fore drill, debit card found, employee reporting a shoplifting incident from Sunday, someone hit a cat and left the scene - ACO notified and transported cat*,
September 2, 3, 4, 5
September 6, 2022
September 7, 2022
September 8, 2022
Arrests
From The Google: *Currently there is no law that requires you to stop after hitting a cat on the road.

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Hopkinton Women’s Club
Monday September 19, 2022
Program Topic:
“SPIN: A Novel Based on a (Mostly) True Story”
Author Talk by Peter Zheutlin

The Hopkinton Women’s Club will be holding its monthly meeting on Monday, September 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the Hopkinton Public Library beginning with a social gathering and followed by our meeting and program.

PROGRAM: The program will be a talk by Massachusetts author Peter Zheutlin on his latest book SPIN; an historical fiction novel about his great-grand aunt Annie C. Kopchovsky, who circled the world by bicycle in 1894-‘95. The papers described it as “the most extraordinary journey ever undertaken by a woman." She started her journey in Boston on a 42 pound bicycle to settle a wager about women’s equality and she became one of the most celebrated women of the gay ‘90s.

Contact Judith Weinthaler, Membership Chair, HopWCMembership@gmail.com  for information or a Zoom invitation if you cannot attend in person.

For more information about the HWC go to www.Hopkintonwomensclub.org  Our Mission is to improve our community through volunteer service. Our focus is scholarships for Hopkinton students, families in need, and support for local charities.


Town of Hopkinton Encourages Residents to Complete Survey in Preparation for FY24 Budget Process

 

 

HOPKINTON — Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Senior Accounting Manager Benjamin Sweeney would like to invite residents to complete a survey as the town prepares to begin the FY24 budget process. The Town of Hopkinton will use the survey results to garner the community's understanding of the town's budget and how the process can be improved.

 
The survey includes 14 questions and asks the respondent about their current understanding of the budget and how they learn about it currently, the importance of various budget categories, how they believe the process could be improved, some demographic questions, and more. It will take approximately five minutes to complete.


"We encourage residents to complete this survey ahead of our yearly budget process," Sweeney said. "The annual budget impacts the level and type of services residents receive, as well as the direction of our town, and the survey will help us learn about residents' understanding of the budget and continue to engage the community in the process." The survey is available in multiple languages. Paper copies are available at Hopkinton Town Hall, 18 Main St.; Hopkinton Public Library, 13 Main St.; and the Senior Center, 28 Mayhew St.


The survey will remain open until Thursday, Oct. 6. Click here to complete the survey. The town’s budget is a public and deliberative process that starts approximately seven months before the start of a new fiscal year, which runs from July through the following June. The Select Board sets the budget message that defines priorities, opportunities and limitations for the new fiscal year. The Select Board, School Committee, Capital Improvement Committee and Appropriation Committee hold public meetings to discuss each budget request in detail beginning in September each year until the following May. The Select Board then approves a budget for consideration at Annual Town Meeting, which is usually held the first Monday in May.

 

Kenneth Patrick, 90, of Medway, and a former resident of Pleasantville, NY, Madison, CT and Mashpee, MA, passed away on August 15, 2022. Born in New York City, he was the last child of 10 siblings born to Katherine (McGee) and George Patrick. He was the husband of 60 years to Bernadette (Morganthaler) Patrick of Medway.


Ken was a Veteran of the Army, having served during the Korean War as a Combat Engineer in the 224th Infantry Division. He went on to work as a police officer for the New York City Police Department’s 42nd Precinct. He took pleasure in playing golf and worked as a grounds crewman on golf courses in Cape Cod. Known for his beautiful blue eyes, Ken loved to dance, play bocce, and had a quick wit and a dry sense of humor. He had a love of doing carpentry and masonry work and liked to volunteer for the Christ the King Catholic Church food pantry in Mashpee. He enjoyed watching the Yankees and the Celtics.


Besides his wife, Ken is survived by his two children, Maureen Patrick of Franklin, and Kenneth Patrick and his wife, Beth of Hopkinton. He also leaves behind three grandchildren, Connor, Kayla and Leah Patrick; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Patricia and Richard Messing of CT as well as many loving nieces and nephews.


A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 10th at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Mary’s Church in Franklin. Interment will be held privately at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to NY Police & Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund, PO Box 26837 New York, NY 10087 or to www.answerthecall.org  Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com

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By Julie...

September 7, 2022 - Of course!

Donna L. Pomeroy, 62, died Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at Westborough Healthcare. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late Robert Pomeroy and Marie Janet Brock of Hopkinton.

Donna worked for many years as a waitress at several restaurants in the area.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her siblings Diane Stickland of California, Janet Honing and husband Joel of Athol, and Jon Lachapelle of Beverly. She is predeceased by her sister Denise Herman.

The funeral will be held Monday, September, 12, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. from the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Parish. Burial will follow in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Hopkinton. Calling hours at the funeral home are Sunday, September 11, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Newly Topped Field


September 7, 2022 - The Fruit Street Fields got not only a new Astroturf surface, but a layer beneath to soften the landiing of the players last month. This 17 mm lens lets us see the entire width.
 
James Arena-DeRosa 3,101 - Connor Degan 2,304

Above, Hopkinton election wardens Margie Wiggin and Russell Ellsworth pause for a photo yesterday evening during primary voting. Below, a sparse driveway may foretell an outcome.

Hometown Democratic candidate for State Rep, Connor Degan, bowed to James Arena-DeRosa, who will face Republican Loring Barnes in the November election. Ms. Barnes was unopposed in this Republican primary.

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Kathleen L. MacLennan, 99, of Hopkinton, passed away at her home on Sunday, August 14, 2022. Born in Enid, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of the late Maybelle (Lee) Smith and Donald King. She was the wife of the late Norman Murray MacLennan and her first husband, the late C. Richard Mansfield.


Kathleen had a passion for quilting. She was a member of the Hopkinton Senior Center’s quilting club and the Marathon Quilters Guild. She was also a member of the Eastern Star.


Kathleen is survived by her son, Richard L. Mansfield and his wife, Marylou of North Eastham, MA; her brother, Edwin Smith of Ohio; 2 grandchildren, Richard and Jeffrey Mansfield and 4 great-grandchildren, Joshua, David, Michael and Brody; as well as her son-in-law, Vascen Bogigian of Hopkinton. She is predeceased by her daughter, Pamela Kay Bogigian, who passed away in December 2021.


Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 15th from 10-11 am at Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. An 11:00 service to follow in the funeral home. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew St. Hopkinton, MA 01748. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from August 29, 2022 - September 5, 2022
Choose Blue Links to See Town's Property Card for single family homes
Prices in red are $1 million or more

Address

Buyer

Price 

Date

Seller

Hopkinton  

12 Hidden Brick Road Liyong Yang, Jie Zou $1,200,000 September 1, 2022 Mark J Hyman, Carolyn A Hyman
11 Juniper Trail Unit 160 Amar Nath Satrawala $835,000 August 31, 2022 Praveen Kumar Gopalakrishnan, Sowmiya Dayalan
11 Bracing Run Rahul Singh, Priti Agrawal $831,000 August 30, 2022 Rahul Jaiswal Michael Ring
3 Riverbend Road Robert Charboneau, Jaclyn Charboneau $1,300,000 August 30, 2022 Seth W Lipkin, Rebecca Robak
176 Ash Street Evan Robert Schalton, Kerry Alexandra McKittrick $749,900 August 30, 2022 Gayaqathri Ravindren, Vipin Bhaskaran
152 Spring Street Francisco J Robledo, Eileen Minnucci $676,080 August 29, 2022 Lakshmi Kattuputher Sugaavanam, et al
Last Week        
33 Walcott Street JStephanie Caitlin Cooper Johnson $597,000 August 26, 2022 JKJ Walcott LLC
4 McGill Court Unit 6 BLDG 22 David Blackburn, Laura Blackburn $720,000 August 25, 2022 Lynn H Cain
29 Blueberry Lane Erik L Olson, Meredith L Olson $1,105,000 August 25, 2022 Robert F Charboneau, Jaclyn A Charboneau
3 Pendulum Pass David Stauber, Helen Rtan $1,136,000 August 24, 2022 ZF SPV LLC
37 Fruit Street Lukasz Jarzyna, Ayumi Jarzyna $2,000,000 August 23, 2022 PCAH LLC
Time Before        

4 Kimball Road

Vikram Vittal, Urmila Parthasarathy

$1,105,000

August 19, 2022

John A Hamilton Tr, et al

7 Stewart Street

Gregory Dumas, Jena Dumas

$1,150,000

August 19, 2022

Stephen R Bailey, Michelle A Bailey

9 East Main Street

Josette Farnham, Andrew Ngure

$458,000

August 19, 2022

Judith G Keefe Family Trust, et al

20 Carriage Hill Road

Brijesh Ashar, Foram Shah

$1,131,000

August 18, 2022

Sundar Sivaraman, et al

55 Elm Street

G Felix Home LLC

$350,000

August 16, 2022

Judith A MacKinnon, Paula J Whitman, Daniel J Sullivan

191 Saddle Hill Road

Aqib Chaudry

$950,000

August 16, 2022

Brittamy M Tognacci, Timothy M Tognacci

8 Hoyt Way

Maria B Stewart, Roy DiNicola

$1,026, 805

August 16, 2022

LFJ Development Corp

12 Cunningham Street

Jane Murphy

$555,000

August 16, 2022

Jason Pritchard, Jennifer Devlin

24 Granite Street

Michael Gonzales, Lisa Aaron

$1,100,000

August 16, 2022

Robert T McMann, Danielle M McMann

4 Commonwealth Avenue

Tricia E Shoemaker

$800,000

August 15, 2022

Jefferey J Simes, Shelby Simes

Time Before

39 Blueberry Lane

Christine Ragos Aquino, Arnol Ong Aquino

$940,000

August 12, 2022

Paul F Johnson, Thelma Johnson

9 North Street

Brittany M Darcy

$940,000

August 12, 2022

Fran E Levergood, et al

3 Auciello Drive

Amy K Happ, Parker R Happ

$737,000

August 12, 2022

Edwin J Robinson, Annette M Robinson

275 Pond Street

Hui Xu, YuanYhan Fu

$805,000

August 12, 2022

Andrew S Kniager, Concetta Kniager

1 Hoyt Way U9

Rick Bernier, George Soto

$949,000

August 12, 2022

LJF Development Corp.

16 Leman Lane U 3-d

Brian Kiernan

$455,000

August 11, 2022

Hannah Marie Gerrior

4 Teaberry Lane U198

Alok Dixit, Nidhi Dixit

$965,000

August 10, 2022

Mahesh K Kukkadapu, Swetha Vudugu

16 Pike Street

Susan P Fine, David L Fine

$1,086,000

August 10, 2022

Lisa C Ciesinski, Michael D Ciesinski

20 Pleasant Street

Deric McGill, Kerri McGill

$39,960

August 5, 2022

Edward Paturzo

20 Pleasant Sreet

Che-Wei Chang, Yi-Hsuan

$770,000

August 5, 2022

Edward Paturzo

27 Walnut Way U-14

Manpreet Singh, Prit Kaur BS Sahani

$1,130,000

August 5, 2020

Nikhil Ranchhod, Manpreet Kaur Rana

14 Valleywood Road

Victoria Laite Anderson, Thomas Anderson

$830,000

August 5, 2022

James V Mecone, Nancy M Mecone

59 Wood Street

FOF Realty LLC

$900,000

August 5, 2022

Fifty-nine Wood Street, llc

6 Pendulum Pass

Pasqualina Doshna, Jonathan Doshna

$1,271,000

August 4, 2022

Michael F Gaetano, Paula J Goza-Gaetano

7 Meadowland Drive

John Andrew Deptula, Allison E Deptula

$950,000

August 4, 2022

David M Paul, Cindy L Paul

7 Elizabeth Road

Anuhsareddy Gudibandi, et al

$1,240,000

August 4, 2022

David L Fine, Susan P Fine

0 Elm Street

YR Partners Investment LLC

$120,000

August 2, 2022

Judith A Brooks, et al

0 West Main Street

YR Partners Investment LLC

$80,000

August 2, 2022

John Fannon, Richard J Fannon est.

30 West Main Street

Lian M Guo, Yuan Li

$726,000

August 1, 2022

Courtney P Bradford

5 Lyford Road

Tarik Guessab, Lamia Himi Guessab

$1,235,000

August 1, 2022

David Haws, Hope Haws

15 Oliver Lane

Charles Torrisi, Meredith Tuite

$730,000

August 1, 2022

Frederick Mayer, Denise Mayer

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September 6, 2022 - Serious detail, thanks to Julie Ford.

Sihouettes in the Shade

September 5, 2022 — This silhouette of a young couple was an irrestible shutter moment as the photographer pulled into a parking space by the Hopkinton Reservoir Dam this weekend. Sometimes it's better to shoot first and ask questions later.
 

And if you see Georgios at Bill's or Mazi, wish him a Happy Birthday
 
All is Well

September 3, 2022 - Officers Ekross and Stewart stopped by Legacy Farms one evening last week to introduce themselves and were well-received. From HPD facebook.
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Back on Top


September 2, 2022 - We were able to move back up to the top of the parking lot today, and with the glorious weather, and no school, it was a perfect storm for a fun day.
The construction has been very difficult for all downtown businesses. We are glad the process is nearly done (for the time being). No more detours - come on down. ~Teresa and Lisa
It is a Jaguar for under $10K

Webster/Hopkinton - Leone (Kelley) Burns, 87, died Thursday, September 1, 2022 at Christopher Heights Assisted Living in Webster with her family at her side. Her husband of 42 years, Robert C. Burns died in 1997, 25 years and one day before Kelley’s passing.

She leaves 3 children; Terrence D. Burns of Plainville, Patti A. Burns Ente and her husband Dana of Boylston, and Sarah J. Hutchinson and her husband William of Dudley, 4 grandchildren; Eric B. Ente and his partner Monica Chiang of Watertown, Lauren M. Nascimento and her husband Eduardo of San Diego, CA, and Samuel W. and Hannah L. Hutchinson, both of Dudley. Kelley’s younger brother, Scott B. Kelley also predeceased her.

She was born on July 24, 1935 in Boston and raised in Milton, the daughter of John L. and Georgia (DeLue) Kelley and graduated from Milton High School in 1953. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications from Curry College where she met her husband, and they married September 10, 1955. She lived in Hopkinton for over 50 years before moving to the Residence at Valley Farm in Ashland for 3 years. She had lived at Christopher Heights since January.

She worked a number of jobs in her lifetime starting in a bakery shop in Mattapan, secretary at Lam-Pin Corporation in Hopkinton, children’s librarian at Hopkinton Public Library, secretary at Zayre’s offices in Framingham and payroll at B.J.’s Wholesale Club. Of all the positions she held, the ones she most relished were those of mother, wife, daughter, sister, sister-in-law, grandmother and friend.

Kell had a magical touch when it came to gardening, and a flair for arranging the beautiful gems she chose from all her gardens. She was very artistic by nature; sewing, braiding rugs, stenciling walls and throwing, glazing and firing her own pottery, which she sold at several PolyArts Festivals. She also had a love of reading and traveling. After retiring, she visited many places including Alaska, China, South America and the Panama Canal. If you were lucky enough to sample her cooking, you’d have been delighted. Around the holidays, she worked her fingers to the bone preparing multiple pies for family gatherings.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sitkowski, Malboeuf & Hickey Funeral Home, Inc. of Webster. Services will be private. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Jewish Healthcare Hospice, 646 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609.

Note: Political Letters to the Editor has closed.
If a reader has something to say in favor of their candidate, they may use our Town Talk feature, without mentioning any opponents or negatives.

Today is the last day of Early Voting in-person, at Town Hall, during Town Clerk office hours (Friday 8am - 2pm) in the Lower Level of Town Hall.

On Tuesday, September 6, polls open at 7 AM and "end of line" will be established at 8 PM for the polls to close. All Hopkinton voters vote at the Middle School Gym (88 Hayden Rowe).

If you are enrolled in a party you must vote with that party's ballot.

Unenrolled (Independent) voters may choose which ballot they wish to vote on, but they must choose. Choosing a party at a Primary does not change your enrollment as a voter.

Specimen Ballots are attached for preview.

Republican Specimen Ballot    -     Democratic Specimen Ballot

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Officers Santoro and Firth on the First Day of School

August 31, 2022 - Officers Santoro and Firth on the first day of school at the High School.

There is a Republican Candidate for State Rep, 8th District, too!

 

Loring Barnes is the recent Millis Select Board member and longtime community volunteer who championed her town’s first economic development function and expanded resident communications. She looks to stem ballooning taxation from a series of unfunded Beacon Hill mandates and facilitate stronger collaboration between municipal leaders and industry experts when working toward future legislation.

Speaking to voters from the seat’s 8th Middlesex District of Holliston, Hopkinton, Millis, and Sherborn, Barnes proposed new ways to expand funding sources for school mental health services and community facilities for unmet needs of the surging senior population.

The only female candidate in the race said she’d engage private sector experts to look at opportunities for developing hydro energy recapture as part of mandated lead service pipe replacement work.

“Budget challenges aren’t new, but today’s society is more complex, which is why we need new leaders with broader perspectives and more respect for taxpayers’ wallets making laws,“ offered Barnes. “I’ve spent my entire career creating solutions that have improved organizational performance while minimizing cost, including in government. I know what it’s like to be told that bold ideas are out of reach, that I have no budget, or that people won’t volunteer— and I have always scaled those hurdles and made a difference.”

~Submission Loring Barnes will be on the ballot in November

 
Senator Michael Moore (D-Millbury) Endorses Connor Degan for State Representative

Connor Degan, Democratic candidate for Massachusetts State Representative, 8th Middlesex District, has been formally endorsed by Senator Michael Moore (D-Millbury).

Senator Moore said, “I have had the opportunity to see and interact with Connor Degan at community events – at everything from women's rights to celebrating our diverse cultures and I am thoroughly impressed by his commitment to the regional community at large which is in great part why I have chosen to publicly endorse him in his run for State Representative of the 8th Middlesex District.”

In response to the endorsement, Degan said, “I am particularly energized by this endorsement from Senator Michael Moore (D-Millbury). It is this type of support that has me feeling even more inspired and motivated as we head into the primary elections,” said Degan. “Representing the people of the Second Worcester District since 2008, Senator Moore has worked tirelessly for the residents of his district, filing legislation to protect nurses and other health care workers from assault, securing funding for various area transportation projects, amongst other efforts.”

Degan went on to say that Senator Moore has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community. While serving as the Assistant Deputy Superintendent at the Worcester County Sheriff’s office, Moore created the Worcester County TRIAD senior citizen program with the expressed goal of increasing safety for seniors through education and crime prevention.

“Senator Moore’s efforts towards reducing criminal activity targeted at older Americans, alleviating seniors’ fear of victimization, building their confidence, and enhancing delivery of law enforcement services is admirable,” said Degan. “I hope that I can continue what I have started here in the 8th Middlesex District – supporting our seniors so they always feel safe and like valued members of the community in which they live.”

Degan looks forward to bringing his strong municipal and extensive civic engagement experience to Beacon Hill to advocate for the needs of constituents in the 8th Middlesex District communities of Holliston, Hopkinton, precincts 2 & 3 of Millis, and Sherborn (new to the 8th Middlesex District for 2023 that has been served by Representative David Linsky).

The Massachusetts State Primary is on September 6th and Degan is running to replace the seat vacated by former Representative Carolyn Dykema.

“I humbly ask for your vote at the state primaries on September 6th and look forward to being your representative,” said Degan.
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Please join us for a Grazing Board Workshop and Wine Tasting!

 

An evening of creating grazing boards and tasting wine! Learn to style cheeses, fold salami (yes, there is a way) and add your own flair.  Wines for tasting provided by Scout & Cellar, purveyors of organic clear crafted wines.

  • Hopkinton Center for the Arts
  • Thursday, September 22, 7:00-9:00pm
  • Please see link for details and ticket information https://tinyurl.com/5n9bz4kb

Support for James Arena DeRosa for State Representative

Dear Editor:

 

I am writing in support of the candidacy of James Arena DeRosa for State Representative for the 8th Middlesex District, which Includes Hopkinton and 3 other communities.

 

I have known James for nearly thirty years. We first met 30 years ago when I was serving as the state senator representing Hopkinton. At the time James was Executive Director of the Northeast Regional Office of the United States Peace Corps, and I was a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer having served in Sierra Leone and, later, as staff in Kenya.

 

His prior experience as Director of Oxfam, a deeply respected international development organization, positioned him well to step into the Peace Corps role. James was an extremely competent manager, a real visionary and was highly respected by his staff. We have remained friends and colleagues, in a variety of settings, and I have come to know him and his family personally over the years. I find James not only extremely intelligent but possessed of a warm demeaner, an extremely kind heart, an iridescent intellect and boundless energy. These assets led him to be appointed later as Northeast Director of the Department of Agriculture.

 

His engaging and down-to-earth manner belies his Harvard pedigree and his sense of humor is disarming. As someone who has seen him in both professional roles and in his family setting, I find he has the intellect, skills, demeanor, energy and commitment to be an outstanding state Representative. After twenty years in the Massachusetts Legislature, as both a state Representative and a Senator, I believe I know what it takes to be successful in that setting and James has all the tools, in terms of energy, intellect, experience and personal manner to be an outstanding State Representative. The good people of Hopkinton would be well served by electing him as their next State Representative.

 

Sen. David P. Magnani (ret.)

 Cherry Oca Lane

Framingham, MA 01702-5663

September 2, 2022

Support for James Arena-DeRosa

I am writing to express my strong support for James Arena-DeRosa’s bid for State Representative. As a longtime resident of Hopkinton, I know that James is the best choice for this seat.

In my conversations with James, I have found his understanding of the issues impacting Hopkinton to be greatly impressive. He knows what we face - from the rising scourge of PFAS Forever Chemicals, to unfunded mandates that overlook the needs of our community, to mandates and regulations that were clearly created without the input of a legislator from a town like ours.

James Arena-DeRosa not only has this knowledge, but also has the extensive background in public service to deliver results for Hopkinton while staying true to what he believes is right. James started in local government as a member of Holliston’s Finance Committee and chair of the Holliston Democratic Town Committee. After working as an anti-hunger nonprofit’s advocacy and policy leader and the New England Director of the Peace Corps, he was appointed to run all Northeast operations of a large U.S. Department of Agriculture agency, where he oversaw a $12 billion budget.

For these reasons, it is no wonder that James has the support of many major organizations, such as the 350 Mass Climate Action group, the Sierra Club, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the Mass Teachers Associations, the American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts, the Mass AFL-CIO, the Mass Nurses Association, Mass Voters for Animals, the Carpenters Local 336, and the Laborers Local 609.

From one proud Hopkinton voter to another, I strongly recommend James Arena-DeRosa as our next State Representative. He is uniquely qualified for this position and I feel confident in saying he would be an outstanding legislator and friend to our town.

Sandra Cipriani
Pinecrest Village

Hopkinton, MA
August 31, 2022

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August 31, 2022 - It’s official - Please join us in welcoming Coach Matt Anderson as our new Varsity Baseball Coach!! A former player and coach at HHS, and someone eager to give back to the program that gave him so much. Hiller Baseball is in great hands. Welcome back, Coach! ~ HHS Twitter
 
Massachusetts Peace Action Endorses Connor Degan for State Representative

September 1, 2022 - Connor Degan, Democratic candidate for Massachusetts State Representative, 8th Middlesex District, has been formally endorsed by Massachusetts Peace Action (MAPA), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to develop the sustained political power to foster a more just and peaceful U.S. foreign policy.

“I am honored to be among some of the congressional and state legislative endorsements by the Massachusetts Peace Action.  The distinguished lists include many of my surrounding districts as well as others within the Commonwealth that I hold in high regard,” said Degan.

Degan went on to say that he looks to promote human rights and his continued goal is to encourage civic engagement and educate the next generation on its importance. He aims to improve the quality of life for all residents by being a partner on initiatives to make the 8th district more age and dementia friendly, working with local leaders to build a network of support for vulnerable residents, and more.

“My goal has been and continues to be serving as an advocate for those in my district that are underrepresented. My campaign has been all about challenging the convention so that all voices are heard at the local level,” said Degan.

Degan looks forward to bringing his strong municipal and extensive civic engagement experience to Beacon Hill to advocate for the needs of constituents in the 8th Middlesex District communities of Holliston, Hopkinton, precincts 2 & 3 of Millis, and Sherborn (new to the 8th Middlesex District for 2023 that has been served by Representative David Linsky).  The Massachusetts State Primary is on September 6th and Degan is running to replace the seat vacated by former Representative Carolyn Dykema.

“I humbly ask for your vote at the state primaries on September 6th and look forward to being your representative,” said Degan.


At Weston Nurseries, September 10, 2022

Join us at Blooms, Brews & BBQ on Saturday, September 10 from 11am to 7pm and help us to raise money for the Jimmy Fund at the Dana Farber Cancer Research center! There will be fantastic local bands, delicious local award-winning BBQ, and local breweries including Hopkinton’s own Start Line Brewery and Marty’s Beer & Wine Garden featuring Exhibit A brewery and other local beer, wine and ciders. Enjoy all the great food, beer and fun that Eastern MA has to offer. There will be a NEW kid’s section this year, too!

 

Looking forward to seeing you there. It’s a great time for an even better cause!

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As Advertised...

August 31, 2022 - It appears someone has purchased the sidewalk, as advertised, and removed it!
Photo contributed by Joyce Michel.
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Hopkinton Garden Club presents “Garden Design — A Deeper Dive”

PHOTO: A beautiful example of how garden design can make a landscape shine!

Hopkinton Garden Club's Speaker Series Presents “Garden Design — A Deeper Dive” with Joanne Pearson - Tuesday, September 20, 7:30 p.m. at HCAM Studios, 77 Main St, Hopkinton and via *Zoom, both options free and open to the public.

Pearson will be discussing garden design, illustrated by showcase gardens in Europe and across the United States. She will analyze their design, the hardscape and softscape elements, that make a landscape shine. She will discuss how you can come up with a concept plan for your own yard and ways to modify and incorporate some of those grand themes seen in the showcase gardens into a scale suitable for your own backyard, your pocketbook and your schedule.

Joanne Pearson has been a professional photographer for over 25 years. Prior to her career as a photographer, she was a registered landscape architect in the state of Massachusetts where she practiced for 12 years, including 4 years at the renowned multi-disciplinary firm, Sasaki, headquartered in Watertown, Ma. Her photographs of gardens, landscapes and people have been featured in numerous magazines, books and calendars. Among them are Yankee, Vermont Life, Farm and Ranch Living, Country, Offshore, Insight Guides and Lonely Planet. She is the solo photographer for Mahoney Publishing’s “Flowers and Gardens of New England”.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Hopkinton Cultural Council through the Massachusetts Cultural Council LCC program.

*Zoom option is also open to the public. Non-members who wish to attend, please respond to register@hopkintongardenclub.org and state your interest in attending our September 20 online event. Instructions will be provided in a reply email.

Our Speaker Series includes five more evening learning opportunities, please hold these dates:

10/18/22 - Pruning basics with Gretel Anspach

1/17/23 - The Garden Tourist’s Hudson River Valley with Jana Milbacher

2/21/23 - A citizen scientist’s guide to native pollination (& why it matters) with Robert Gegear

3/21/23 - Your beautiful earth-friendly, sustainable garden with Rebecca Warner

4/18/23 - Avian ecology with Frederick (Bud) C. Sechler, Jr.

The Hopkinton Garden Club is an affiliate of The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts Visit us at www.hopkintongardenclub.org; follow Hopkinton Garden Club on Facebook and hopkintongardenclub on Instagram. New members are welcome any time during the club year. Come learn with us!
 
Don't Miss the September Vets Breakfast
Friday, 2 September 2022, 0900 hours, Hopkinton Senior Center


All veterans are welcome to share in the camaraderie of fellow vets. In addition to great chow there will be remembrances of lost comrades, and identifying those on "sick call."

We will recall several past military events (e.g., the sea rescue of Lt jg George H. W. Bush) that happened on September 2nd, and entertain sports fans with baseball events from September 2nd. Last month's discussions will be extended to include past significant events of selected Hopkinton veterans. Future veterans activities planned for Hopkinton will be announced.


See you Friday. Out.


"I am a Soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight." ~ George S. Patton


3 Candidates for State Rep for 8th Middlesex District Speak at Forum in Sherborn

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Water Plane Over Downtown

August 30, 2022 - A plane with a boat bottom with a strong hull, a keel, a prop above the passenger cabin, retracted wheels and some kind of stabilizers, flew over the area under construction Downtown yesterday. But the planners of the Main Street Corridor Project didn't make accomodations for this type of vehicle, as they have for cars, trucks, trailers, pedestrians, motorcycles, runners, wheelchairs and bicycles. Where's the canal?
ENDS 8/31/2022!!!!

HOPKINTON- Robert Haley, 75, died Friday, August 26, 2022 at Massachusetts General Hospital after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Maureen (Navask) Haley to whom he was married for 49 years. Born in Melrose, he was the son of the late James and Marguerite (Babineau) Haley.

Robert was an avid golfer. He was always interested in using the latest technology in all things electronic and enjoyed his workshop making furniture and fixing things, whether mechanical or wood related.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sister Teresa Mortensen of Wakefield and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held Friday, September 2, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. from the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Parish. Burial will follow in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Hopkinton. Calling hours at the funeral home are Thursday, September 1, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from August 22, 2022 - August 28, 2022
Choose Blue Links to See Town's Property Card for single family homes
Prices in red are $1 million or more

Address

Buyer

Price 

Date

Seller

Hopkinton  

33 Walcott Street JStephanie Caitlin Cooper Johnson $597,000 August 26, 2022 JKJ Walcott LLC
4 McGill Court Unit 6 BLDG 22 David Blackburn, Laura Blackburn $720,000 August 25, 2022 Lynn H Cain
29 Blueberry Lane Erik L Olson, Meredith L Olson $1,105,000 August 25, 2022 Robert F Charboneau, Jaclyn A Charboneau
3 Pendulum Pass David Stauber, Helen Rtan $1,136,000 August 24, 2022 ZF SPV LLC
37 Fruit Street Lukasz Jarzyna, Ayumi Jarzyna $2,000,000 August 23, 2022 PCAH LLC
LAST WEEK        

4 Kimball Road

Vikram Vittal, Urmila Parthasarathy

$1,105,000

August 19, 2022

John A Hamilton Tr, et al

7 Stewart Street

Gregory Dumas, Jena Dumas

$1,150,000

August 19, 2022

Stephen R Bailey, Michelle A Bailey

9 East Main Street

Josette Farnham, Andrew Ngure

$458,000

August 19, 2022

Judith G Keefe Family Trust, et al

20 Carriage Hill Road

Brijesh Ashar, Foram Shah

$1,131,000

August 18, 2022

Sundar Sivaraman, et al

55 Elm Street

G Felix Home LLC

$350,000

August 16, 2022

Judith A MacKinnon, Paula J Whitman, Daniel J Sullivan

191 Saddle Hill Road

Aqib Chaudry

$950,000

August 16, 2022

Brittamy M Tognacci, Timothy M Tognacci

8 Hoyt Way

Maria B Stewart, Roy DiNicola

$1,026, 805

August 16, 2022

LFJ Development Corp

12 Cunningham Street

Jane Murphy

$555,000

August 16, 2022

Jason Pritchard, Jennifer Devlin

24 Granite Street

Michael Gonzales, Lisa Aaron

$1,100,000

August 16, 2022

Robert T McMann, Danielle M McMann

4 Commonwealth Avenue

Tricia E Shoemaker

$800,000

August 15, 2022

Jefferey J Simes, Shelby Simes

Time Before

39 Blueberry Lane

Christine Ragos Aquino, Arnol Ong Aquino

$940,000

August 12, 2022

Paul F Johnson, Thelma Johnson

9 North Street

Brittany M Darcy

$940,000

August 12, 2022

Fran E Levergood, et al

3 Auciello Drive

Amy K Happ, Parker R Happ

$737,000

August 12, 2022

Edwin J Robinson, Annette M Robinson

275 Pond Street

Hui Xu, YuanYhan Fu

$805,000

August 12, 2022

Andrew S Kniager, Concetta Kniager

1 Hoyt Way U9

Rick Bernier, George Soto

$949,000

August 12, 2022

LJF Development Corp.

16 Leman Lane U 3-d

Brian Kiernan

$455,000

August 11, 2022

Hannah Marie Gerrior

4 Teaberry Lane U198

Alok Dixit, Nidhi Dixit

$965,000

August 10, 2022

Mahesh K Kukkadapu, Swetha Vudugu

16 Pike Street

Susan P Fine, David L Fine

$1,086,000

August 10, 2022

Lisa C Ciesinski, Michael D Ciesinski

20 Pleasant Street

Deric McGill, Kerri McGill

$39,960

August 5, 2022

Edward Paturzo

20 Pleasant Sreet

Che-Wei Chang, Yi-Hsuan

$770,000

August 5, 2022

Edward Paturzo

27 Walnut Way U-14

Manpreet Singh, Prit Kaur BS Sahani

$1,130,000

August 5, 2020

Nikhil Ranchhod, Manpreet Kaur Rana

14 Valleywood Road

Victoria Laite Anderson, Thomas Anderson

$830,000

August 5, 2022

James V Mecone, Nancy M Mecone

59 Wood Street

FOF Realty LLC

$900,000

August 5, 2022

Fifty-nine Wood Street, llc

6 Pendulum Pass

Pasqualina Doshna, Jonathan Doshna

$1,271,000

August 4, 2022

Michael F Gaetano, Paula J Goza-Gaetano

7 Meadowland Drive

John Andrew Deptula, Allison E Deptula

$950,000

August 4, 2022

David M Paul, Cindy L Paul

7 Elizabeth Road

Anuhsareddy Gudibandi, et al

$1,240,000

August 4, 2022

David L Fine, Susan P Fine

0 Elm Street

YR Partners Investment LLC

$120,000

August 2, 2022

Judith A Brooks, et al

0 West Main Street

YR Partners Investment LLC

$80,000

August 2, 2022

John Fannon, Richard J Fannon est.

30 West Main Street

Lian M Guo, Yuan Li

$726,000

August 1, 2022

Courtney P Bradford

5 Lyford Road

Tarik Guessab, Lamia Himi Guessab

$1,235,000

August 1, 2022

David Haws, Hope Haws

15 Oliver Lane

Charles Torrisi, Meredith Tuite

$730,000

August 1, 2022

Frederick Mayer, Denise Mayer

 
Get Your Motor Runnin'

August 29, 2022 - The inspiration for the Main Street Corridor Project was the insistence of engineers that staightening out the intersection would solve the Downtown logjams. It was called a failed intersection. The unfortunate circumstance of crossing Cedar Street at the light now is that the distance between the sidewalks appears about 10' greater.
Competition, Good

August 29, 2022 - Hopkinton Shell has joined the other three gas stations in Hopkinton in the precipitous decline in prices, about $.50 a gallon in just a few days.Keep going down!!
Due to the construction Water main break on Main St. late last week and continued issues from a lightning strike at the Ashland water plant over the weekend, there is still some discoloration throughout town primarily in the Downtown, Hayden Rowe, Front, Ash Street and surrounding areas. Due to high velocity in the main during these events, the minerals have been dislodged causing the issue.  Although not harmful, it could take several days for the mineral pockets to work their way out of the system from the pumps turning on and off reversing the water flow direction.  We thank you for your patience during this time. Eric Carty, Water/Sewer Manager.
Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Following a complaint, Sgt. Arthur Schofield spoke with an individual who
was working (6:06 am) prior to the bylaw constraints (0700), caller
complained of speeding vehicles due to construction, detail officer
has found a key, Teresa Road neighbor called for a possible break-in, but
was resident's son visiting, harassment, uncovered man hole at South Street,
incident of fraud, oil truck driver running late, confused individual who walked
into station was picked up by family member, BMW travelling at high speed on
Hayden Rowe Street, FD reports snapped pole on Wood Street, checking out
two individuals at boat ramp, two kids on bikes in the middle of Main Street (12:49 am)
were advised they need lights to ride at night, no light at Grove Street, found plate
at School Street, black labradoodle out by track, DMV on West Main, assist in
returning a dog to its home, Birkdale Lane odor of nat gas,

August 26, 27, 28, 2022
No Arrests

Noel Adrianne Hallett Adams, 81, of Hopkinton, MA, passed away at her home on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. Born in Springfield, MA, in 1940, she was the daughter of the late “Meme” Bernice (Regula) and Reuben Hallett of Burlington, VT. Noel was a 1962 graduate of the University of Vermont, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and was the president of her sorority, Pi Beta Phi.


When her family was young, she lived, worked and enjoyed time spent with friends in Falmouth, MA, on Cape Cod. In later years, she lived and worked in Texas, California and, until recently, West Palm Beach, FL. Noel was very outgoing and regularly found work that put her charismatic personality directly in front of customers. She held administrative positions in a number of industries including education, travel, hospitality, and property development. Her innate ability to solve problems with intelligence and wit kept her loyally employed throughout her life.


Noel led an active life, finding her true self in a wide range of hobbies including painting, photography, skiing, travel and more. She was an avid reader and a crossword puzzle addict. And she loved nothing more than being on a warm beach or poolside, taking in the sun and sharing a good laugh with friends and family.


Noel had two great sports loves. She lived and died by the box score of her beloved Boston Red Sox. Her other favorite team was any squad that included her granddaughter India on its roster. Watching volleyball games in person or online gave her endless pride and joy.


She is survived by her two sons and their wives, Scott and Kristi Adams of Almeida, CA, and Jeffrey and Melissa Adams of Holliston, MA. Noel also leaves behind her siblings and their spouses, Neil and Joanne Hallett of Saratoga Springs, NY, and Jill and Bob Levis of Colchester, VT. She also leaves behind her granddaughter, India Adams, and many nieces and nephews.


Funeral services are being held privately. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com . In lieu of flowers, donations in Noel’s memory may be made to Compassionate Care ALS at 17 Chase Rd, Falmouth, MA 02540 or www.ccals.org . This wonderful organization led the charge in seeing Noel through one of life’s great challenges, supporting both her and her family, and allowing Noel to retain her independence and giving her the courage to take on the daily challenges of life with ALS.

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Bollywood in Hopkinton

August 29, 2022 - Din Check, said to play music Bollywood- style, did a great job and brought an enthusiastic group of listeners to the common last night.
 

Support for Connor Degan for State Representative

 

Editor:

I am writing to show my support for Connor Degan for State Representative.
I have enjoyed the privilege of working with Connor, both as Public Officials, and as a volunteer in his office. I have found Connor to be a personable, courteous and hard-working individual and a pleasure, to work with. Caring for a Town's vital records is a great responsibility, Connor does it well. I most admire the way he oversees all the voting opportunities for the citizens. He is particularly zealous in his belief that everyone eligible, get to exercise their right to vote and do it safely. (a difficult job during a pandemic) Thanks to Connor we now have early voting, mail-in voting as well as at the polls.

He is an advocate for civic engagement and consensus building that will bring true inclusion and community to any Town he represents. He is also committed to bringing the right growth and business expansion to the district.

Connor has received many, well deserved endorsements, Hopkinton Teachers Association, Mass. Chapter of the National Organization for Women, Representative Brian Murray of the 10th District, and Jesse Mermell, former Brookline Select Board member and candidate for Congress, to name a few.

Connor Degan is the only candidate that is or has been a full-time public official, this experience will serve the position and the district well. I know that Connor will bring the same dedication, integrity and enthusiasm to the district as he does in his present position every day. Connor brings a new fresh perspective to his job and will do so at the State House.
Please join me in voting for Connor Degan for State Representative on September 6, 2022

Mary Jo LaFreniere
Select Board member
Walcott Valley Dr.
Hopkinton, MA

August 28, 2022

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Worried About Voter Fraud?
Below is a 1 minute interview 6 years ago with Town Clerk Connor Degan
First Hopkinton Youth Cricket Season Ends



August 28, 2022- Below, Jay Guelfi, Director of Hopkinton Parks and Recreation, and an advocate of youth cricket, hands out trophies.


Quick Grab

August 28, 2022 - This seagull splashed down in front of a couple of park goers and grabbed a morsel from the shoreline of Hopkinton Reservoir yesterday.
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The Walk of Life

August 28, 2022 - We believe because of its behavior, that it is a cormorant, a diving fish, running atop the surface of the Hopkinton Reservoir yesterday afternoon in order to gain enough speed to use its water-logged wings. Cormorants spend much, if not most, of their time diving for fish, and so their wings, unlike those of most aquatic birds, become water-logged and need to dry a bit before flight. Oftentimes, they can be seen standing on a rock in a pond with their wings outstretched, like on the back of a quarter, and facing the sun.
 
Hopkinton Police: Deputy Chief Put on Administrative Leave

HOPKINTON — August 27, 2022 - Hopkinton Police Chief Joseph Bennett reports that Deputy Police Chief John Porter has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation.

Porter, who has been with the Hopkinton Police Department since 1992, was notified of his status on Thursday.

As there is an active ongoing investigation, no additional information can be released at this time.

HPD press release. HopNews file photo.

Invitation for Tonight, Saturday 8/27
 
American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts Endorses
James Arena-DeRosa for State Representative

August 26, 2022 (Holliston) – James Arena-DeRosa (Holliston), candidate for the 8th Middlesex State House District (Holliston, Hopkinton, Sherborn, and precincts two and three of Millis), has been endorsed by the American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts.

"We are so pleased to endorse James for State Representative as we know our local Holliston teachers have done as well. James will bring to Beacon Hill a fresh perspective of ideas and fierce advocacy for our public education system. He will be a strong ally for preserving the public good and won't be afraid to be bold and be hard working for the residents of his district,” said Beth Kontos, President of the American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts MTA is the second statewide teachers union to endorse in this year’s race for the 8th Middlesex State House seat, and also the second statewide teachers union to endorse James. “The success of our teachers is equivalent to the success of our schools,” said James.

“The support of the AFT Massachusetts is greatly appreciated, as I hope to be a strong partner to our teachers, our schools, and our entire educational system for the benefit of our communities as the 8th Middlesex’s State Representative.” James Arena-DeRosa is running for State Representative to give our communities a seat at the table. Together, we will ensure that the political process in Boston does not overlook small towns in conversations about infrastructure, climate change, elder care, the retention of young talent, and education. With decades of experience from his roles with Oxfam America, the Peace Corps, and the United States Department of Agriculture in the Obama Administration, he has the experience to effectively advocate for the people of Holliston, Hopkinton, Millis and Sherborn on Beacon Hill.

The 8th Middlesex State House District includes Holliston, Hopkinton, Sherborn, and precincts two and three of Millis. The seat has no incumbent after Representative Carolyn Dykema’s resignation in February. Representative David Linsky’s 5th Middlesex District no longer includes Millis and Sherborn.

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HOPKINTON- Joan Murphy, 89, died Thursday, August 25, 2022 at Blair House of Milford.  She was the wife of the late Francis J. Murphy, to whom she was married for 48 years.  Born and raised in Wellesley, she was the daughter of the late George MacDonald and Ethyl (McNeil) MacDonald.

Joan went to Saint Bernard’s school in Newton and Wellesley High School. She lived in Wellesley for 83 years until moving to the Blair House six years ago.  She was proud of her Wellesley roots.  She worked for many years for New England Telephone and Telegraph.

Her greatest joy was raising her six children and spending time with her family. Joan had a love of all four-legged animals and loved spending time in New Hampshire and Cape Cod and enjoyed being on the lake, bird watching, golfing and sailing. She enjoyed "treasure hunting" at any garage sale she found. 

She had a deep love of God and her religion.  Together with her daughter-in-law Melissa, she would spend hours reading her bible.  With her infectious laughter, wimsey and joy of life, she kept spirits in Blair House high by gathering residents to sing along and dance with her to classics by Frank Sinatra. She loved a good time.

She is survived by her four children, Nancy Glassman and husband Stuart of Hopkinton, Robert Murphy and partner Cindy Tiberio Parkhurst of Bourne, Thomas Murphy of Wellfleet, and John Murphy and wife Melissa of Millbury.  She also leaves her sisters Barbara Quigley of Natick and Carol Capeless of Naples Florida.  She is also survived by nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.  She is predeceased by her sons David Murphy, George "Jeffrey" Murphy, her grandsons David Murphy Jr, Jeff Murphy Jr and her brother, Kenneth MacDonald.

The funeral will be held Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. from the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home .  A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Parish.  Burial will follow in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Needham.  Calling hours at the funeral home are Tuesday, August 31, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

The family would like to thank Travis Romano and the entire staff of the Blair house, Chrisla Saint-fleur of Home Comfort Care and Hospice. 

Construction Advisory No. 40 August 26, 2022

 

Please be advised that this schedule may change due to weather and existing conditions found while performing the tasks below. This work may impact traffic and require lane and sidewalk closures limiting access to driveways and entrances to businesses.

What to Expect for the Week of August 29, 2022, September 1, 2022 East Side of Project and Project Wide
• Comcast Ductbank work from the Muffin House to the east end of project limit


• Continue the service connections project wide West Side of Project


• Install new granite curb - along Main Street working eastbound to the Fire Station • Fine Grade and Compact sidewalks between Wood Street and the Fire Station


• Start forming Concrete Sidewalks from West Main Street towards the Fire Station – mainly on the south side of the road


• Concrete sidewalk work will be at the end of driveways; affected property owners will be notified in advance as driveway access will be impacted; Emergency vehicle access will be maintained. 85/135 Intersection


• Continue grading the road at the intersection – from 6am to 7am on Monday only

• Pave the road at the intersection – from 7am to 5/6pm – expected to take 2 days

• Temporary traffic markings on newly paved area – estimated to take place middle/end of week

• One lane of traffic will be maintained and the eastbound detour - from Pleasant Street to Maple Street to Hayden Rowe will be utilized


• Walcott Street will be open to two-way traffic during the detour and will revert to one-way traffic when the road is opened up

 For the most up to date  information about the Main Street Corridor project please visit theTown's project website at The Town of Hopkinton appreciates your patience and consideration while we work to support MassDOT’s project to revitalize our downtown infrastructure.

 

HOPKINTON- Francis J. "Frank" McGuire died suddenly on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at his home in Hopkinton.  He was the beloved husband of the late Donna (Marone) McGuire, who died in August of 2012. Born in Boston, MA he was the son of the late Francis J. and Eleanor (Welch) McGuire. He grew up in Holbrook, MA with his family.

Frank graduated from B.C. High School and then Stonehill College.  At Stonehill, he played varsity football, baseball, and basketball for all four years.

After marrying Donna, they built their home on Ash Street in Hopkinton in the early 70s, where they raised their family.  Frank was a respected Certified Public Accountant in town, and owned his own practice on Main Street, Frank J. McGuire, CPA for many years. He enjoyed working day and night in his office and was honest and devoted to his occupation.

Frank loved sports, especially football, basketball, and tennis. He spent his free time watching various sports games live and on TV and followed the local Marlborough Shamrocks for many years. He enjoyed going to watch games with his friend, Hank Allessio.He loved playing music and often was the cornerstone of many gatherings, suited up with his guitar in hand, and playing the piano and singing with family and friends. He was an avid billiard player who excelled at playing pool in various tournaments and leagues throughout his life.

He loved playing cards and had a competitive spirit about him that was enjoyable (especially dining room poker games with friends!)   That competition ran over into many other facets of his life. When he did something, he did it whole-heartedly.  He excelled at varsity sports and displayed an incredible array of musical abilities and talent. His business and work ethic were outstanding and this was displayed by how he ran his top-notch accounting practice. He kept an impeccable home and beautifully landscaped yard. His Lincoln town cars were always clean as a whistle.

A passion of Frank's was watching and attending all of his daughter Heather’s softball and basketball games to cheer her on and coach her. He was her number one fan and he never missed a game throughout all the years. If you asked Frank, of all the things he did in life, he would say that his biggest accomplishment was being a father to Heather.

He enjoyed vacationing with his late wife and their close group of couples, visiting Falmouth and other oceanside spots. They loved to all play tennis together, go out, and simply just enjoy their beach or mountain getaways!  He was very knowledgeable and could strike up a friendly conversation about any topics or subject. He was always willing to participate in gatherings with family and friends, and was typically smiling and had an ease about him. 

Frank passed away almost 10 years to the day of his late wife Donna's passing.  It’s comforting to know they are finally together. He was missing her so much, and he wanted to be with her.

He is survived by his daughter Heather and her husband, Toby Bourke, of Whitinsville, and his granddaughter Sierra Bourke, of Webster.  He also leaves his siblings John McGuire of Plymouth, Anne McGuire of Weymouth, Maureen McGuire of Quincy, and Eleanor Tufts of Bridgewater.  He is also survived by many nieces and other family members. 

A memorial funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, September 9, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church.  Calling hours are Thursday, September 8, 2022 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, Hopkinton.

He is gone too soon, but now is with his wife, Donna, finally together dancing in the sky. He left us suddenly, without notice, but that is likely how he would have wanted to pass. He was a proud man, always honest and devoted. Even though he had struggles in his life, like losing his father at a very young age, and then losing his wife 10 years ago, he managed to push through and always be doing well. He was always brave, considerate, and kind. True to his word. That’s how to describe Frank. Rest in Peace.

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Timothy Kilduff, President and Foundation Founder of the 26.2 International Marathon Center Endorses Connor Degan for State Representative


August 26, 2022 - Connor Degan, Democratic candidate for Massachusetts State Representative, 8th Middlesex District, has been formally endorsed by Tim Kilduff, President and Foundation Founder of the 26.2 Foundation.

 

“This endorsement is particularly gratifying to me. I have known and admired Tim Kilduff’s commitment to the sport of marathoning and to the Boston Marathon throughout my life and his contributions to the sport have continued to expand for over 30 years,” said Degan.

 

Degan went on to say that as the founder of the 26.2 Foundation which is a non-profit organization, Tim Kilduff embodies its mission is to promote and support the sport of marathoning, as well as health, wellness and economic development initiatives through strategic investments in innovative, multi-generational programs on local, regional, national and global levels.

 

“Tim has been the name of face of the Boston Marathon and has shown an unwavering dedication to the race and the communities in which it is run – navigating it through the domestic terrorist attacks in 2013 to the unprecedented cancellation of the Boston Marathon for first time in 124-year history due to Covid-19. This is also Tim’s first time endorsing a candidate and I am honored to have his support as a community and regional leader for my candidacy for State Representative,” said Degan.

 

Degan looks forward to bringing his strong municipal and extensive civic engagement experience to Beacon Hill to advocate for the needs of constituents in the 8th Middlesex District communities of Holliston, Hopkinton, precincts 2 & 3 of Millis, and Sherborn (new to the 8th Middlesex District for 2023 that has been served by Representative David Linsky). The Massachusetts State Primary is on September 6th and Degan is running to replace the seat vacated by former Representative Carolyn Dykema.

 

“I humbly ask for your vote at the state primaries on September 6th and look forward to being your representative,” said Degan. Contributed.

YAY! It's Friday Again!

Hilma E. Albrecht, 97, of Hopkinton, MA (formerly of River Edge, NJ) died peacefully on August 22, 2022. Predeceased by her husbands, William H. Brewer (1968), Robert Albrecht (2013), and her son, William Brewer (2021). Hilma is survived by her son, Stephen (Gayla) Brewer and her daughter, Susan (Michael) Daly. Cherished grandmother of Haley, Max, Stephen, Samantha, and Christopher, and great-grandmother of Jack and Aby.

Hilma was born in Quncy, MA to Hilma (née Rihilla and Jonas Karhu. She was a longtime River Edge resident and an active member of First Congregational Church, River Edge. Hilma was employed as a medical secretary for many years.

Funeral Service Monday, August 29th, 10 AM, at the First Congregational Church, 109 Continental Ave., River Edge. Entombment George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Hilma’s memory to the First Congregational Church.

Local arrangements have been entrusted to the
Callanan Cronin Funeral Home

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Walkin' Stick

August 25, 2022 - What kind of a special insect would hitch a ride all the way from Ashland to Hopkinton on Jacques LeDuc's  windshield (Yes THAT Jacques LeDuc!)? It is a walking stick. And in a totally unrelated segue threading the name of the insect with a song of the same name, please welcome Hopkinton's reclusive Clayton Willoughby reprising his 2010 HopNews performance of "Walkin' Stick!"
Too Early?

August , 25, 2022 - Many say it is not!!

Red-Winged Blackbirds

August 24, 2022 - "Red-winged Blackbird, and her insistent offspring. The juvenile was so loud screeching at her, chasing her everywhere. She made it clear that this baby IS old enough to feed himself! Her expression is quite clear on the matter. Birds definitely don't coddle and spoil their kids!" ~ Julie
NOTE: Unless otherwise stated, ALL of Julie's incredibly beautiful photos are taken in Hopkinton.
Ed. Note: The female red-winged blackbird is not black, nor does it have red on its wings.
Channel 4 Visits Hopkinton and Things Get Snappy
 
Death Notices  - Obituaries Incomplete at this time
Francis "Frank" McGuire

June 21, 1944 - August 23, 2022

Hilma Albrecht

December 10, 1924 - August 22, 2022


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Jesse Mermell Endorses Connor Degan for State Representative

 

HOPKINTON, MA – Connor Degan, Democratic candidate for Massachusetts State Representative, 8th Middlesex District, has been formally endorsed by former congressional candidate and longtime advocate Jesse Mermell.
 
“I am thrilled that Jesse Mermell has chosen to endorse me. As a former Brookline Select Board Member, advisor to Governor Deval Patrick, and senior leader at Planned Parenthood, Jesse has built a 20+ year career defending our progressive values,” said Degan. "Jesse has been active in a diverse array of causes including ensuring that women have the right to make choices regarding their bodies, advocating for small businesses, and working to make Massachusetts more accessible to the visually impaired as well as so much more and I am looking forward to being an advocate for these issues that are important to our communities if I am honored to serve this district."

Degan went on to say that he has the utmost respect for Jesse Mermell. “She has fought to make a difference in people’s everyday lives – from potholes and trash pick-up to leading the charge on climate change by banning plastic bags and Styrofoam. She has successfully advocated on the most pressing issues facing our state and country,” said Degan.
 
Like Mermell, Degan was compelled to serve his community early on and he ran his first successful campaign to be elected as the Hopkinton Town Clerk where he works towards representing the community in all that he does. He continues to encourage civic engagement in the community and educate the next generation on the importance of the same. He supports the underrepresented in town government and is focused on improving the quality of life of all of our residents in the district by being a partner on age and dementia-friendly initiatives, working with local leaders in the faith community to build a network of support for our most vulnerable residents, and attending interfaith and intercultural events to learn about the diverse range of residents in our district to better understand their needs.

Connor Degan looks forward to bringing his strong municipal and extensive civic engagement experience to Beacon Hill to advocate for the needs of constituents in the 8th Middlesex District communities of Holliston, Hopkinton, precincts 2 & 3 of Millis, and Sherborn (new to the 8th Middlesex District for 2023 that has been served by Representative David Linsky). The Massachusetts State Primary is on September 6th and Degan is running to replace the seat vacated by former Representative Carolyn Dykema.

“I humbly ask for your vote at the state primaries on September 6th, and look forward to being your representative,” said Degan.

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Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts Endorses James Arena-DeRosa for State Representative

August 23, 2022 (Holliston) – James Arena-DeRosa (Holliston), candidate for the 8th Middlesex State House District (Holliston, Hopkinton, Sherborn, and precincts two and three of Millis), has been endorsed by the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts.

 

As millions of people lose access to abortion and politicians threaten to restrict all reproductive rights across the country, we need elected leaders that are bold, effective, unapologetic champions for sexual and reproductive health and rights to ensure Massachusetts remains a beacon for reproductive freedom and a safe place to access care.

 

"As State Representative, James Arena-DeRosa will prioritize advancing reproductive health equity in Massachusetts, dismantling barriers to care, and ensuring safe, legal abortion is accessible to all. The stakes have never been higher in the fight for reproductive rights and health care access, and the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund is proud to endorse and fight alongside James,” said Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts President Dr. Jennifer Childs-Roshak.

 

 The Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts is the 501(c)(4) advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts. PPAF works to protect and increase access to reproductive health care by advocating for state policies, electing local champions, and organizing supporters to transform Massachusetts into a national leader for reproductive health, rights, and freedom. “I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts and am deeply committed to ensuring Massachusetts remains a national leader for reproductive freedom,” said James.

 

“As the 8th Middlesex’s State Representative, I’ll work hard to dismantle barriers to care and to ensure safe, legal abortion is accessible to all. I’ll never stop fighting for Planned Parenthood patients, for affordable access to reproductive health care, or the health, safety, and well-being of our communities.”

 
Fini !

August 24, 2022 - Got troubles, seemingly untenable circumstances? HHS Class of 2023 student Owen Fitzpatrick gathered some friends of his and others, community leaders, first responders and more to seal their good intentions to help their fellow humans in need. He sends this, his final work of art on this panel, to seal the message.
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