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Varsity football at David M. Hughes Stadium at 10:00 am Thanksgiving morning vs. Ashland! Happy Thanknsgiving!

4 LIVE video cameras Downtown, HERE Or go right to the Main web camera here.
Cornells Menu 'til 11/16/2022 - Harbor to Hill week of 11/22
   Harbor to Hill Fish case week of 11/22


 
Come Early and Try the Fresh Fish - or the Marinated Steak Tips. Mmm...

Remember, Bill's Downtown also caters!
Tandoor & Curry on Wheels at Weston Nurseries - Hopkinton
Saturday, November 26 from 11am to 4pm

Join us at Weston Nurseries Garden Center for an Indian food extravaganza with Tandoor and Curry on Wheels! They'll have a great menu full of delicious, delicious Indian food specialties. YUM!! Come on by from 11am to 4pm and get your party on!! See you there!
PRE-ORDERS accepted but not required: Go to www.tandoorandcurryonwheels.com  (between the hours of 8am to noon for pickup between 1pm and 4pm) to place your order. OR, you can come and order in person for take-out between 11am and 4pm! Sorry, no phone pre-orders will be accepted .

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Jeanne M. Martin, 81, of Hopkinton passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at St. Patrick’s Manor in Framingham after a long battle with dementia. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of Nina (Hamilton) and Edmund Christian of Westborough. She was the wife of 64 years to Joseph A. Martin.

In addition to raising her family, Jeanne had many jobs but some of her most memorable were her years serving as a school nurse at Keefe Tech Regional High School, and waitressing at the Sticky Wicket Pub where she made many friends. She was an avid pet owner, always having dogs or cats in her home. More than anything else, Jeanne loved all the babies she has held over the years. She also loved reading, swimming in her pool and watching the birds come to her feeders. Jeanne was a wonderful cook and served many Sunday dinners and holiday meals to her entire family over the years.

Besides her husband, Jeanne is survived by her children Toni Alexander and her husband Scott of Hopkinton; Laura McLaughlin and her husband Mike of Mendon, Marie Clark and her husband Ken of Hopkinton, Lisa Carty and her husband Eric of Hopkinton, Jeannine Collins and her husband Brian of Douglas in addition to her 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Jeanne is also predeceased by her son Peter Martin and grandson Michael McLaughlin.

Services are being held privately and are under the care of Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.
www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com  In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to www.Alz.org

 

Twenty-three New Members of MSO Take Oath

MELROSE, Mass. – Twenty-three (23) members of the 46th Basic Training Academy were formally sworn-in as correction officers with the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO) during a ceremony held Friday, November 4, 2022.

The newest members of the MSO took the oath at Melrose’s Memorial Hall surrounded by family, friends, colleagues and dignitaries.

“We are tremendously proud to welcome this class of new officers to the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office,” said Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian. “Each day, members of our office work to make our communities better, safer and healthier places to live and work. These 23 new officers will help our incredibly dedicated team meet our critical public safety mission, while continuing to grow our reputation as an innovative, national leader in the field of corrections.”

In addition to Sheriff Koutoujian, graduates also heard powerful remarks from former Boston Police Commissioner – and former Massachusetts Secretary of Public Safety – Kathleen O’Toole, as well as Melrose Mayor Paul A. Brodeur.

Those who graduated this month successfully completed 10 weeks of classroom and practical training on items ranging from policy and procedure to de-escalation, interpersonal communications and defensive tactics. They also received a full day of instruction focused on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and the impact of trauma through the Roca Impact Institute. Additionally, recruits participated in on-the-job training at the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction.

With the completion of the 46th BTA, the MSO is already preparing for the 47th BTA to start in December and accepting applications for the 48th BTA – set to begin in the Spring of 2023. Individuals interested in registering to take one of the MSO’s weekly entrance exams may do so by visiting www.middlesexsheriff.org/recruitment.

Those who pass the written exam may be eligible to become temporary officers prior to the start of the 48th BTA.

Starting base salary for new officers is $60,885 with the ability to earn over $10,000 more in potential bonuses and overtime. Candidates who successfully graduate the Basic Training Academy will also be eligible for a $2,500 sign on bonus.

To learn more about the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office please visit us on the web at www.middlesexsheriff.org .


One Good Deed Deserves Pie

November 25, 2022 - My unexpected and greatly appreciated act of kindness this Thanksgiving was the gift of an Out Post Farm apple pie from the Troop 11 Scouts. The woman who delivered the pie stated that the Scouts raised money and wanted to share a pie with veterans and seniors. The Scouts in Hopkinton do a wonderful service in supporting veterans' activities each Memorial Day and Veteran's Day. I know that scouting was an important part of the raising of my daughters in Hopkinton. I am thankful that the current generation is having this scouting experience and for all the Scout leaders who give of their time to instill good values in our youth.

Thank you,
Ken Weismantel
145 Ash Street

Editor's Note: Mr. Weismantel received a fresh, untouched pie, but didn't grab the camera until after he enjoyed two slices.

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Hopkinton 32, Ashland 14

November 24, 2022 - Seamus Murphy takes it to the corner from the center of the field for the  first goal of the day as Charlie Petruney shows the call. Enjoy raw footage of the Hopkinton High School Band performing national anthem as the Hillers are lined up and facing the flag in respect. Below, Hillers take to the field to begin play.

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(Happy Thanksgiving)
 
Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Checking on vehicle on Elm Street with significant damage
to passenger side, car vs deer on Cedar Street, vehicle all
over the roadway on Lumber Street, caller reports hitch-hiker
getting in the way of vehicles on West Elm Street - informed all
units during roll call, vehicle on Lorigan road was waiting for homeowner,
911 caller reported erratic operator on West Main Street - caught up with
operator and arrested for OUI, hit and run of garage on Main Street...
November 22, 2022
Arrest Log

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CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES

RESUME AT MILFORD REGIONAL

  

Milford, Mass.—Milford Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that in-person and virtual childbirth education classes will once again be offered to expectant parents beginning in January 2023 and running through the end of the year.

 

Each session will walk parents through the last weeks of pregnancy discussing discomfort, exercise and nutrition. Sessions will also focus on birth plan options, stages of labor, comfort measures during labor, cesarean births, immediate postpartum, newborn care and much more.

 

Classes will be given by instructor Laura Laird, a certified and experienced Childbirth Educator (BCCE) whose goal is to help expectant parents feel prepared and supported during their last weeks of pregnancy, labor and delivery and postpartum.

 

“We are thrilled to once again be offering these very informative childbirth education classes at Milford Regional,” said MRMC’s Director of Maternal Health Rose Galimi-Hayes. “Laura comes to Milford Regional as a highly recommended childbirth educator whose experience, knowledge and warmth will help parents though the final stages of their pregnancy journeys, as well as the beginning of life with their newborns.”

 

Milford Regional is offering several childbirth class options including an in-person, four-week session at Milford Regional on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m., a virtual four-week session on Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m., and in-person weekend sessions at the hospital that cover everything over a two-day period on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. A tour of the Maternity Center will be provided for in-person sessions. Masks are required for all in-person sessions.

 

Participants do not have to be delivering at Milford Regional to participate in these classes. It is recommended that participants register no later than their 36th week.  

 

The fee is $200 per session. Space in limited. To register, view milfordregional.org and click on classes and events. For questions, contact Michelle Sanford, Public Relations and Community Benefits Manager at 508.422.2827 or msanford@milreg.org .

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Don't Forget the Center Pieces Wednesday!
from Sunnyside Gardens Florists

Sunnyside Gardens 161 Hayden Rowe St Hopkinton, MA 01748 (508) 435-3631 
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And how about the relative in a nursing home, or who lives in a small home? Try a boxwood as a gift (below). They'll love it
 
Hopkinton Fire Department Offers Cooking Safety Tips for the Holiday Season


HOPKINTON — Chief William Miller and the Hopkinton Fire Department wish to share safety tips with community members planning to cook, bake and enjoy holiday meals over the coming days and weeks.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Thanksgiving and Christmas are peak days for home cooking fires, followed by the day before Thanksgiving and Easter, and Christmas Eve. A 2020 report also identified unattended cooking as the leading cause of cooking fires and casualties.·

To prevent cooking fires and injuries this holiday season, the Hopkinton Fire Department encourages residents to review the following tips from the NFPA:
· Never leave anything cooking unattended.
· Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking so you can keep an eye on the food. Check on cooking turkeys frequently.
· Keep anything that can catch fire away from your stovetop.
· If a small grease fire starts in a pan, smother the flames by carefully sliding the lid over the pan. Turn off the burner and do not move the pan. To keep the fire from restarting, leave the lid on until the pan is completely cool.
· If a fire starts in the oven, turn off the oven and leave the door closed. The oven should be checked and/or serviced before being used again.
· Keep children and pets at least 3 feet away from the stove.
· Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy, coffee and other food and drink could cause serious burns.
· Keep knives out of the reach of children.
· Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer or mixer are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.
· Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children. They should be kept up high in a locked cabinet.
· Keep the kitchen and dining room floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys, bags or other items while cooking or handling food.
·Test your smoke alarms and make sure the batteries are replaced if needed.
· Additionally, the NFPA discourages the use of deep fryers for cooking turkeys, but those who do use one should do so on a flat surface outdoors and at least 10 feet away from structures, including porches. Turkeys should be completely thawed and dried before being placed in a deep fryer to avoid flare-ups.

For questions about cooking safety, please contact the Hopkinton Fire Department at 508-497-2323.

The Hopkinton Fire Department wishes everyone a happy, healthy and safe holiday season.

"We're Back!"

November 22, 2022 - Some people may think that food service was the most affected business during the height of the pandemic, but others may believe they have a good reason to disagree. While it is true that once travel was allowed, food service had to cut down on the amount of seats and increase the distance between them, and people had not returned to work fully; and some people might still be working from home, eschewing the need for formal wear.

"We're almost back fully - not quite 100%, but we're getting there," said Hiller's Cleaners veteran owner George Vrahliotis today,  as a full serpentine rack of finished dry cleaning and laundered clothes behind him bore silent testimony to the upswing in business. George didn't want to dwell on the dry cleaning - 100% eco-friendly, he says, proudly - but noted that the store also does alterations, tayloring, shoe repair; and cleans leather, suede and furs.

 

"We can also hold items, like fine gowns, cleaned and preserved," he said.

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MILFORD REGIONAL’S TREE OF LIFE FUNDRAISER
 TAKING PLACE ON DECEMBER 5

Milford, Mass.—Milford Regional Medical Center will once again hold its Tree of Life fundraiser on Monday, December 5 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the hospital.

This special evening celebrates the life and care of those patients and families affected by cancer. Proceeds benefit the Oliva Fund, which provides resources to support patients and their families being treated at Milford Regional and the Dana-Farber/Brigham & Women’s Cancer Center at Milford Regional.

The event is sponsored by the Milford Regional Healthcare Foundation, which raises funds throughout the year to support the hospital’s most urgent and immediate patient care needs.

The December 5 event kicks off with refreshments and entertainment by the Whitinsville Christian School Voice Ensemble, followed by a brief speaking and tree lighting ceremony.

Those who wish to donate to the Tree of Life may purchase an angel to be hung on the Christmas tree to honor or in memory of someone affected by cancer. Gift levels include $200 for a gold angel, $100 for a silver angel, $25 for a luminary, or $10 for a light. Contributions may be made online at foundation.milfordregional.org/tree of life and must be received by November 30 to be included in the program.

“The Tree of Life continues to be a very meaningful opportunity to reflect, remember, and honor all those who have been touched by cancer,” said MRMC Vice President of Philanthropy and Executive Director of the Milford Regional Healthcare Foundation Emily Quinn. “It is also a time we show our gratitude for the strides the medical community has made in treating this disease that affects millions each year.”

The event is currently scheduled to take place outside, near the hospital’s front entrance. However, attendees are encouraged to view the Foundation’s website in the event of inclement weather.

Guests are kindly asked to be vaccinated and to monitor for COVID symptoms 48 hours prior to attending. Should the event be moved inside, masks will be required.

For more information on the Tree of Life or to make a contribution, view www.foundation.milfordregional.org/treeoflife   or call 508.422.2228.

TWO CAR CRASH ON I-495 IN BOLTON RESULTS IN THE DEATH OF WORCESTER MAN

November 22, 2022  - At approximately 10:35 a.m. yesterday, November 21, Troopers assigned to the State Police-Leominster Barracks responded to a crash involving two vehicles on Interstate 495 in Bolton that resulted in the death of one person.

Preliminary investigation indicates the operator of a 2009 Toyota Camry, a 30-year-old woman from Chicopee, was traveling on I-495 northbound in the area of the 69.6 mile marker when she lost control of her vehicle. For reasons still under investigation, the Camry cut across traffic lanes striking a second vehicle, a 2017 Lexus NX200. The Camry and the Lexus, operated by a 31-year-old Worcester man, swerved off into the median where they both rolled over. The operator of the second vehicle did not survive the crash.

The left lane of I-495 was closed at the scene of the crash until approximately 1:30 p.m. in order to facilitate the crash investigation.

The crash remains under investigation by Troopers assigned to State Police-Leominster with assistance from State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section, and Crime Scene Services Section. Bolton Fire, Bolton EMS, and Bolton Police assisted with the crash scene.

No further information is available at this time.

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from November 17, 2022 - November 21, 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  

77 South Street U1,2,3 77 South Hopkinton LLC $2,376,000 November 11, 2022 BevLeo Realty LLC
17 Weston Lane Nancy B Kellogg $619,000 November 18, 2022 Trails, LLC
353 Wood Street Ratheesh Koythatta Mithale, Sona S Pothodi $651,000 November 18, 2022 Teri A Nelsen
Last Time        
19 Greystone Lane Shavonne O Salerno, David Salerno $1,075,000 November 15, 2022 William Nicholas Griffin
160 Ash Street Rajeev Vardhi Uppaluri $892,000 November 15, 2002 John C Gebler, Cynthia Z Gebler
31 Grove Street Amanda Lee Steed $522,000 November 14, 2022 Robin Bergh, Denise Stone
234 Hayden Rowe Praveen Hariraran, Kritika Balasubramanian $1,175,000 November 10, 2022 David O Claro
34 Weston Lane Joel Shafferman Tr, et al $709,000 November 10, 2022 Trails LLC
32 Weston Lane Robert J Slater TR, Patricia A Slater TR, Slater Realty TR $714,000 November 10, 2022 Trails LLC
75 School Street Andrew J Amato, Christina Lombardi $500,000 November 10, 2022 Mark A Amato
Last Week        
17 Forest Lane Unit 13 Susan A Share $534,900 November 4, 2022 Cynthia Courtney
20 Trevor Lane U10 B2 Girish Joshi, Sushma Joshi $739,900 November 3, 3022 Noelle A Gold, Seth A Gold
77 South Street U 7,8,9 PJM Property Management LLC $2,646,000 November 1, 2022 BevLeo Realty LLC
39 Walcott Valley Drive Arun Hariharan Nair $375,000 October 31, 2022 Ellen Lorraine Lennon Tr, et al
35 Hayward Street Regina Rafikova, Rustem Rafikova $850,000 October 31, 2022 Ser Nam Lim
31 Weston Lane Unit 31 WES Leigh P Dugan $759,000 October 31, 2022 Trails LLC
47  Spruce Street 103 shailendra Kumar,Sakshi Tyagi $770,000 October 31, 2022 Hua Tao
Week Before        
43 East Main Street Anna Therese Dorcey, Henry Roberts $900,000 October 28, 2022 Chistine Elizabeth Graham-Taylor, David Spengler
16 Thayer Heights Road Daniel Eversole, Rene C Alderete $585,000 October 28, 2022 Anne Marie Mermelstein Tr, Deirdre Flaherty Tr, Nancy M Flaherty Tr - 2008
69 Winter Street Alan E Katz, Karen B Katz $1,200,000 October 27, 2022 Michael P Todisco et al
1 Bullmoose Run Jennifer Long, Jeffrey Long $809,000 October 26, 2022 Thomas R Smart, Kathleen M Smart
16 Apple Tree Hill Unit 16 BldgD Melissa Downie $415,000 October 24, 2022 Thomas Dirienzo, Lisa Dirienzo

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Madam President Sends Her Regards

Nov 21, 2022 - Some very bright 5th Graders from Franklin's Oak St. Elementary School came to tour the State House and visit Senator Becca Rausch, State Rep Jeff Roy and me. We had a great time! ~Mass State Senate President, Karen Spilka.

 

Help us make the season brighter for individuals and families throughout the community by supporting the Giving Tree program at UniBank. The campaign is part of the bank’s dedication to improving life for the communities it serves.

Each of our branches has chosen an organization that fills a need in their community.

Many local residents face difficult times around the holiday season and UniBank is pleased to work with local charitable organizations in support of this effort to help its neighbors. This program begins November 25th and continues through mid-December.



Sunnyside Gardens 161 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton (508) 435-3631 
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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts

Caller requests to speak with an officer, assist FD, Walk-in reports
she has found a cell phone, complaint of car parked in a bad spot
leads to a warrant arrest on Fruit Street, Elm Street caller reports she
was scammed out of money, accident on West Main Street - no PI,
assist stuck vehicle on Lumber Street, DMV on West Main, MV vs deer
on Lorigan Road, walk-in requests officer regarding fraud,
walk-in reports contractor did not finish his work,
911 caller from Dogwood Way reports she has found a 2-3 year-
old boy wandering - child reunited with his mother, individual
missing her purse, young child reported in roadway on East Main,Overnight
Parking Ban Violations (20 total), vandalism on Stagecoach Way,assist FD on
Jackson Street, report of a vehicle passing 4 vehicles at a time, walk-in seeking
advice on acivil social media issue, caller reports run off of road by a
lifted white pickup on Chestnut Street, scooter left in Claflin
Ave yard, civil dispute (online sale), tree down on Granite Street.
eratic Operator on Granite Street, bull in caller's Ash Street back yard
caller struck a deer on West Main Street - no PI,
November 17, 2022
November 18, 19, 20, 2022
Arrest
 

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Reminder: 34th Annual Holiday Open House & Santa Visit Weekend of December 3 & 4
Waltham Bus Crash Leads to One Brandeis Student Fatality - Dozens Injured

WALTHAM - Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Waltham Chief of Police Kevin O’Connell have confirmed the ongoing investigation into a crash that occurred last night in Waltham involving a shuttle bus that was transporting 27 students from Brandeis University from a hockey game at Northeastern University.

The preliminary investigation suggests that the bus crashed into a tree on South Street at approximately 10:32 p.m. One student was pronounced dead on scene. The remaining 26 students and the driver of the bus sustained injuries of varying degrees and were all transported to area hospitals.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Waltham Police, the Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office and the Massachusetts State Police Crash Reconstruction Section.

No identities are being released at this time. No charges have been filed.

The Waltham Police urge anyone who may have witnessed this accident or have any information to contact the Waltham Police Department at (781) 314-3600From DA Marian Ryan - Pic from @MassFireChasers

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Priscilla M. Adams of Westborough, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at UMass/Memorial Healthcare-University Hospital. She was the wife of Richard C. Adams.

Born in Milford, she was the daughter of the late John and Martha (Thurlow) Edmunds. She was raised and educated in Hopkinton.

Priscilla was employed as the office manager for Silna Machine Co. in Westborough prior to her retirement. She also enjoyed glassworks.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her brother, Norman J. Edmunds of Hopkinton and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, November 21, at 11:00 A.M. in Pine Grove Cemetery, South St., Westborough.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Tunnel to Towers Foundation at T2T.org

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In keeping with tradition, Seniors win 31-19 in annual Powderpuff football game

 by HopNews Staff
On Friday, November 18th, Hopkinton High School hosted the yearly Junior vs. Senior girl's flag football game. High School students and parents poured into Dave Hughes Stadium to celebrate Friday Night Lights. Senior Caroline DeSimone rushed for a 70+ yard touchdown at the end of the 4th quarter to secure the victory for the Seniors.
Despite the arctic chill, everyone had a great time and the Juniors will hold a chip on their shoulder until next year.

Backyard Visitor

I almost didn't notice her, she blended in SO well with the oak bark! Amazing ❤️ ~ Julie Ford
 
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Firefighter Lt. Scott Jurasek Receives Award

November 19, 2022 - From left, Firefighter Jarrod Taranto, Lt. John Sheridan, Fire Prevention Officer Timothy Healy, Fire Prevention Officer Thomas Poirier, Lt. Scott Jurasek, Chief William Miller, Firefighter Doug Lewis, and Firefighter Patrick Rahill at the 33rd Annual Firefighter of the Year Awards, where Lt. Jurasek was honored. (Photo courtesy Hopkinton Fire Department)

HOPKINTON — Chief William Miller and the Hopkinton Fire Department proudly announce that Lt. Scott Jurasek has been recognized at the state's 33rd Annual Firefighter of the Year Awards, for spending approximately 40 minutes conversing with a distraught individual on a building's roof.

Lt. Scott Jurasek was awarded a Citation for Meritorious Conduct by Gov. Charlie Baker, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Secretary Terrence M. Reidy, and State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey at the 33rd Annual Firefighter of the Year Awards on Friday, Nov. 18 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. The ceremony was hosted by WCVB-TV Anchor Doug Meehan.

Gov. Baker said it is an honor to recognize the awardees for their bravery and commitment to the safety of the Commonwealth. He added that he is proud of the men and women in fire services for their devotion to helping their communities in times of need, and especially in life-threatening situations during which they put the safety of others first.

On May 15, 2022, the Hopkinton Fire Department was dispatched to assist in an evaluation. Upon arrival, firefighters, including Lt. Jurasek, located a young man on the roof of the residence who appeared to be distraught. Initial efforts to convince him to come down were unsuccessful, and mutual aid was called to assist.

While Hopkinton Police and Fire continued to monitor the young man and attempted to establish contact, Lt. Jurasek entered the home and went to the second floor. Lt. Jurasek exited through a bedroom window, and maneuvered across the steeply pitched roof so that he could speak to the young man face-to-face.

Lt. Jurasek spoke with the young man for about 40 minutes, calming him and gaining his trust. The young man eventually agreed to assistance, and was removed safely by Ashland Fire’s tower truck.

“Lt. Jurasek displayed incredible calm and compassion during this call, and I am proud of his dedication to the safety of others,” said Chief Miller. “If it were not for his quick thinking, the outcome could have been very different. As a Department we are proud that Lt. Jurasek is being recognized for the professionalism he demonstrates every day.”

The other recognition and award recipients represent the fire departments of Ashby, Bellingham, Bolton, Eastham, Fall River, Lawrence, Lynn, Nahant, Natick, New Bedford, North Attleborough, Springfield, Stoughton, and Tewksbury. Contributed content.

Primarily Potters at Hopkinton Center for the Arts
One More Day!

November 18, 2022 - Saturday, November 19, 2022, is the last day of the Primarily Potters Art Show and Sale at Hopkinton Center for the Arts from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. A lot of great art is left. Thanks to Denise for the photo.

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Hopkinton Fire Department

Individual Citation for Meritorious Conduct

Lieutenant Scott Jurasek

 

Firefighters respond to emergencies every day. But when Lieutenant Scott Jurasek arrived at a Hopkinton home on the afternoon of May 15, 2022, he found a crisis of a different kind: a distraught 14-year-old boy was on the roof of the house, not responding to repeated calls from below. Lt. Jurasek requested assistance from the Ashland Fire Department’s tower. While Hopkinton fire and police monitored the teen’s location from the street, Lt. Jurasek entered the home and went up to the second floor. He climbed out the window and up to a steeply pitched section of roof 40 feet in the air. Over the next 40 minutes, Lt. Jurasek calmly built a rapport with the teen, gained his trust, and eventually convinced him to accept help.  Without any safety equipment, but using the most effective tool available – his heart – he got the boy into Ashland’s tower bucket and down to safety. Contributed content - HopNews File photo


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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from November 8, 2022 - November 16, 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  

19 Greystone Lane Shavonne O Salerno, David Salerno $1,075,000 November 15, 2022 William Nicholas Griffin
160 Ash Street Rajeev Vardhi Uppaluri $892,000 November 15, 2002 John C Gebler, Cynthia Z Gebler
31 Grove Street Amanda Lee Steed $522,000 November 14, 2022 Robin Bergh, Denise Stone
234 Hayden Rowe Praveen Hariraran, Kritika Balasubramanian $1,175,000 November 10, 2022 David O Claro
34 Weston Lane Joel Shafferman Tr, et al $709,000 November 10, 2022 Trails LLC
32 Weston Lane Robert J Slater TR, Patricia A Slater TR, Slater Realty TR $714,000 November 10, 2022 Trails LLC
75 School Street Andrew J Amato, Christina Lombardi $500,000 November 10, 2022 Mark A Amato
Last Week        
17 Forest Lane Unit 13 Susan A Share $534,900 November 4, 2022 Cynthia Courtney
20 Trevor Lane U10 B2 Girish Joshi, Sushma Joshi $739,900 November 3, 3022 Noelle A Gold, Seth A Gold
77 South Street U 7,8,9 PJM Property Management LLC $2,646,000 November 1, 2022 BevLeo Realty LLC
39 Walcott Valley Drive Arun Hariharan Nair $375,000 October 31, 2022 Ellen Lorraine Lennon Tr, et al
35 Hayward Street Regina Rafikova, Rustem Rafikova $850,000 October 31, 2022 Ser Nam Lim
31 Weston Lane Unit 31 WES Leigh P Dugan $759,000 October 31, 2022 Trails LLC
47  Spruce Street 103 shailendra Kumar,Sakshi Tyagi $770,000 October 31, 2022 Hua Tao
Week Before        
43 East Main Street Anna Therese Dorcey, Henry Roberts $900,000 October 28, 2022 Chistine Elizabeth Graham-Taylor, David Spengler
16 Thayer Heights Road Daniel Eversole, Rene C Alderete $585,000 October 28, 2022 Anne Marie Mermelstein Tr, Deirdre Flaherty Tr, Nancy M Flaherty Tr - 2008
69 Winter Street Alan E Katz, Karen B Katz $1,200,000 October 27, 2022 Michael P Todisco et al
1 Bullmoose Run Jennifer Long, Jeffrey Long $809,000 October 26, 2022 Thomas R Smart, Kathleen M Smart
16 Apple Tree Hill Unit 16 BldgD Melissa Downie $415,000 October 24, 2022 Thomas Dirienzo, Lisa Dirienzo
Week Before That        
4 Sylvan Way Hongfang Li $2,250,000 October 21, 2022 Jane H Lesslauer Tr, et al
158 Ash Street Maryellen Tetreault $705,000 October 21, 2022 Daniel Gregory Anastas Tr, et al
27 Weston Lane U27WES Peter P Graham, Denise M Graham $759,000 October 21, 2022 Trails, LLC
77 Weston Lane WES Elizabeth H Lee $664,000 October 21, 2022 Trails LLC
97 Saddle Hill Road Sudesh S Nair $1,155,000 October 21, 2022 Kathleen Mary Faletra Tr, et al
79 Weston Lane U79WES Richard Eisenberg, Jeanine Eisenberg $749,000 October 21, 2022 Trails LLC
29 Weston Lane U 29 Stephen J Granger, et al $699,000 October 21, 2022 Trails, LLC
75 Weston Lane Unit 75WES Karen V Durgampudi $664,000 October 21, 2022 Trails LLC
155 Lumber Street Weiheng Dang, Linmengyu Zhao $685,000 October 20, 2022 Sharon L. Burdzel
6 Leman Lane Unit1B Sharon Reynolds, Joseph G Wilcox $465,000 October 19, 2022 Paul Ostrander, et al

Remembering Brian MacKay Locally
We will be having a celebration of Brian MacKay’s life here back home for friends and family who would like to gather and share stories and fellowship
~ Trish McLaughlin Johnson

TJ’s in Ashland
Sunday, December 4th 2-5 pm
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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Pole on fire on Lincoln Street - arcing wires - FD on scene,
DMV in bad spot on South Street, individual walked in to
complain about another yelling obscenities and possiblly
threatening her location not noted, walk-in reports ealy
morning dog barking - location not noted, on Main Street a
metal plate has shifted causing a possible hazard - on call
construction supervisor contacted - will respond, Autumn Ridge
Drive caller reports wires wqere cut on his holiday lights, in spite of
a caller complaining of an individual driving erratically - swerving
and driving at a low speed Sgt. William Burchard III caught up
and found no impairment, vehicle followed caller off of
highway may be an individual against whom she has a
restraining order...
November 16, 2022
Arrest log
 
Brrr...

November 11, 2022 - Thanks to David M. Hughes for spotting this warm-weather creature in a corral in Worcester County the other day and sharing with HopNews readers.

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And they're Off!

Novemer 16, 2022 - One Hundred and Sixty-six sudents chose to leave the warmth of Hopkinton Middle school just after 1:00 pm and run an organized 5k around the grounds and the track (They began at the JV football field goalpost). The finish line was at the track at the David M. Hughes Stadium.

Top 3 boys finishers above; below, top 2 girls, both composite photos.

Brian Charles MacKay passed away unexpectedly at his home in Wilmington, North Carolina on Thursday November 10, 2022, at the age of 60.

Brian was born on December 8, 1961 and grew up in Hopkinton, Massachusetts with his parents and older sister.

Brian is survived by his sister Donna Eagan, best friend and former wife Lori MacKay, daughter Alicia MacKay (her fiancé Brett Gurganious), daughter Erica MacKay, son Ryan Mackay, and many other loved ones. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Christine MacKay.

After graduating from Hopkinton High School, Brian attended Boston University where he earned a bachelor's degree in business. He pursued a career in management where his employees knew him as a kind and gentle leader who always put others first.

During his high school years, Brian acquired the nickname “Hyper” for always being a fearless and wild spirit, he was truly a big kid at heart. He loved any activity on the water, whether it be water skiing, boat rides, fishing, or just lounging on the beach under an umbrella. With an enthusiasm for music, Brian could always suggest a song that fit the moment; he loved hearing old tunes that brought back memories and enjoyed analyzing song lyrics. Brian was a family man who truly treasured those close to him. He loved fiercely and deeply, put his wife and children first in all that he did, worked hard to provide a wonderful life for them, and always cherished every moment spent together.

Everyone who had the pleasure of knowing Brian would describe him as selfless and generous. He was willing to drop everything to help someone in need. His gentle honesty, humble teachings, and loving heart were genuinely adored by so many. He was deeply passionate about his faith and the Bible, Brian yearned to understand God's will and His ways and devoted countless hours studying scriptures so that he could lead others to Christ. He was full of wisdom and loved to share his faith with all who would listen.

We take comfort in knowing that Brian is now at peace surrounded by light and the love of Jesus Christ our savior.

A celebration of his life will be held Friday, November 18th at 10:00 at Wesleyan Chapel United Methodist Church, 10255 US highway 17, Scotts Hill. A gathering and visitation will be held following the service for sharing stories and fellowship.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a memorial donation be made to The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) or a charity of your choice.

Share online condolences with the family, here, in the guestbook.

 

NOTE: His Hopkinton friends would like to have a local celebration of life, which is TBA ~ Check with Trish McLaughlin Johnson.

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HOPKINTON - Monika (Franz) Lee, 83, of Hopkinton, MA passed away on November 11, 2022, at home surrounded by her family.

Monika was born on February 23, 1939, to Dr. Anselm and Dagmar Franz in Dessau, Germany. She lived for a short time at a U.S. occupied base after WWII and emigrated to the United States at age seven. In 1959, Monika very proudly gained full U.S. citizenship.

Monika lived in Connecticut during her formative years, attended Milford High School, and continued her studies at Becker College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

During her life, Monika embarked on several journeys of faith and spirituality. She studied Reiki and energy healing. During her 22 years in Durham, North Carolina she embraced several Eastern philosophies including yoga and meditation. In 2008, after relocating to Massachusetts, she found her community in Christ.

Monika had several artistic passions. She enjoyed photography and was a talented painter. She found beauty and inspiration in nature, particularly in the ocean, flowers, and birds. She had a passion for dogs. Her greatest joy was being a mother and spending time with her family.

Over the last four years, Monika suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and passed unexpectedly after a short illness. Despite her disease, she still recognized her family and knew she was much loved.

She is survived by her two daughters and their spouses: Vicki and John Francis of Hopkinton, MA, and Carrie and Jeremy Bunblasky of New Milford, CT; her grandchildren Jeffrey and Timothy Dufficy, John D. Francis, and Jacob and Sarah Bunblasky; father of Carrie and grandfather of Jacob and Sarah Bunblasky, William Lee of Torrington; and a brother, Peter Franz of Stratford, CT.

A private celebration of life will be held in her memory at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, blessings to Monika can be emailed to vickifrancis@outlook.com  and will be incorporated in a family ceremony on November 24, 2022.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home.

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Ann Click Recognized

November 16, 2022 - Following her retirement from many years as Hopkinton Town Clerk, Ann Click found a new passion for her beloved town. She was instrumental in forming Friends of Hopkinton, the entity that is responsible for fundraising and organizing the great family day that finishes with fireworks, as well as other events. Above, she is surrounded by friends and family, other members, as well as a well-deserved recognition from the Select Board for her leadership.
 
HILLERS DEFEAT BEDFORD TO ADVANCE TO STATE FINALS

by HopNews Staff

The Hopkinton boys soccer team advanced to the State Finals on Tuesday night with a dramatic 4-3 win over Bedford. Midfielder Aryan Samaga gave the Hillers a 1-0 lead 20 minutes in when he headed in a perfectly thrown ball from senior captain Declan Mick. In the second half forward Sean Golembiewski scored a pair of goals, putting Hopkinton up 3-0.

The Hillers seemed to be cruising toward an easy victory, but third-seeded Bedford had other plans. As the snow began to fall, the Buccaneers’ forward Spencer Goss scored a pair of goals to make the match 3-2. A few minutes later Hopkinton midfielder Pete DiMichele took a long-distance shot that sailed perfectly into the upper left corner of the goal, giving the boys a 4-2 lead. Bedford continued to battle, scoring once more with less than two minutes remaining, but the Hillers hung on as time expired.

Hopkinton next faces either Oliver Ames or Plymouth North, who play Wednesday night. The State finals are set for Saturday with the location and time TBA. Photo credit: Barbara Nye



Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Checked with Downey Street driver who said he pulled over because
he was drowsy, assisted Fire Department on Jackson Street, 2-car
accident on Wilson Street - no PI, fraudulent "agent" claiming illegal
package sent from his residence - no personal info divulged, caller from
Norcross Road reports someone illegally dumped a table on Town
property, walk-in spoke with officer regarding accident report he wrote,
MVA on East Main Street - no PI - dog struck by a car - Baypath
driving to scene, strong odor of gas on Maple Street, MVA on South Street -
no injuries, WARRANT ARREST, Curtis Road caller reported her aid went out
to the car and she heard screaing - and the aid has not returned inside...
November 14, 2022
Arrest Log
 
 
Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Auciello Drive resident concerned with people in their
woods - was MSP K-9 training, erratic TT unit on Rte 495 -
MSP will handle, caller reports 2 loose dogs will not let him pass
on Cedar Street, Price Street caller complained of an individual
canvassing door to door - man was GOA, 2-car MVA on Main Street -
no PI, MVC vs deer - deer had to be euthanized, assist Marlborough
PD by sheltering juvenile awaiting his grandmother, MVA on Hayden Rowe
Street - no PI, Spring Street caller concerned that 2 males are in
her driveway walking around, and being noisy - just a delivery driver,

caller reported she hit a deer, large limb has fallen on a propane tank at
a residence on Lakeshore Drive, walk-in victim of attempted fraud,
Greenwood Road caller lost cell phone, West Main Street caller has an unwanted
individual in his house - spoke with and filed report, MVA on Main Street, No PI,
spoke with delivery driver...

November 10, 11, 12,13, 2022
No Arrests
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Hello, It's Me!

November 13, 2022 - Many people believe a male cardinal nearby is actually a visit by a recently departed loved one.
Thanks again to Julie Ford for sharing her remarkable photographic talent with HopNews readers.
 
Commander Eric Sonnett reads the names of
Veterans Who Passed in the Last 12 Months


Above was videotaped yesterday afternoon during the annual Veterans Day
gathering at the Hopkinton Senior Center. Below is the annual Veterans
Day dinner at the Woodville Rod and Gun Club photographed by Nasiba Mannan.
Please forgive that Lee Jackson's name was read prior to the camera
rolling, nonetheless, it is his description being read when
the audio and video is first live.


Scouts Pitch In

November 12, 2022 - Scouts picked up Scouting For Food packages around Hopkinton today and brought the bounty to St. John's Hall for inspection to cull any out of date or damaged containers before bringing it to the new Project Just Because distribution facility on South Street.
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On the Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month...

November 12, 2022 - Hopkinton armed forces veterans gathered at the Hopkinton Senior Center yesterday on Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, which was so named to signify the signing of an agreement to end hostilities between Germany and Allied Nations on November 11, 1918 at 11:00 am. When the headline above is spoken, the speaker almost alway lends a sort of unspoken but significant meaning to the repetitive number, as if having three elevens is a mystical or spiritual sort of thing.
Below, Select Board Vice-Chair Mary Jo LaFreniere and Chief of Police Joseph Bennett pose for a photo on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 2022. Very coincidental. (Or is it actually 10:59:55?).
More to come...


More photos from the  event. Choose each to enlarge.

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Wow! Fish Day Again!

Yay!, It's Fish Day Again, so  close to Thanksgiving, that we are compelled to remind you that beef, pork and fish are
great alternatives to turkey. Why would anyone want to eat an animal that eats ticks all day? We recommend the best prime rib from Arena's (tomahawk steaks are great, too.). Or try your luck bringing home some lobster or fish from Morgan's Harbor to Hill. Their fresh tuna salad, prepared on site. MMM... Or even freshly cooked and chilled salmon salad with just
the right amount of capers! File photo contributed by the turkeys.

Ernest William Frye, 79, of Ashland passed away Wed. Nov. 9th. Born in Yarmouth, ME, he was the son of the late Ernest and Marion (Jacklin) Frye. Ernie was the husband of Randa (Keith) Frye for 57 years. A graduate of North Yarmouth Academy he went on to attend Northeastern University. He had a successful career for Franklin Life Insurance Co., beginning as a salesman and ending at the executive level. He would leave the corporate world to become the founding pastor of Latter Rain Christian Fellowship, later known as Metrowest Worship Center, and now Connect Church in Ashland, MA. He would serve as the senior pastor for over 25 years. He also founded Metrowest Ministries, through which he began MetroWest Christian Academy, Dream Station and MetroWest Caribbean Mission. Later acquired were the Early Learning Center in Grafton, as well as Wee Folk Learning Center, all of which fall under the umbrella of MetroWest Ministries. Through his years as a pastor and founder his life has impacted multiple thousands around the world.

Pastor Ernie’s biggest accomplishment however was his family. Survived by his wife of 57 years, Randa, along with two children, Deryck Frye and his wife Stacy of Hopkinton and Ginelle Payne and her husband David of Sutton, seven grandchildren, Devon Frye and his wife Natalia, Mallory and Madison Frye, Morgan Martinez and her husband Anthony, Ashton Couchman and her husband Curt, and Kelsie and Dakota Payne, along with five great-grandsons. The ever present patriarch of his family, continually influencing each and every member with his confidence, his love, his zest for life and his love of Jesus Christ.

Pastor Ernie was witty, charming, uplifting, inspirational, engaging, dynamic, powerful, present, wise, intelligent, a self-learner, musical, a gifted communicator, a deep laugher, humorous, a leader, a passionate husband, father, grandfather, preacher and friend, a servant and above all committed to the Lord Jesus Christ. To know him was to love him, to be with him was to be better and to be loved by him was a gift. His impact on Earth for the Kingdom’s sake is unparalleled.

“Well done thou good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of your rest."

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Monday Nov. 21st at 2:00 PM at Connect Church, 280 Pleasant St. Ashland, MA. Visiting hours will be held Sunday Nov. 20th from 2:00-5:00 PM in the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main St. Ashland, MA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Connect Caribbean Mission, https://weconnect.cc/missions/


Lady Hillers knocked out of State Tournament by Bishop Feehan
The HHS Girls Soccer team was eliminated from the MIAA State Tournament
Thursday evening, suffering a 2-0 loss to Bishop Feehan


Georgie Clarke calls for the through ball from Nina Tzouganatos (#11).

by HopNews Staff
November 11, 2022 - The teams traded possession in the first 10 minutes, with each sizing the other up. But with 30:00 remaining in the first half, an errant rebound off the hands of goalkeeper Libby Herlihy allowed BF captain Kylie Gorman to tap in the rebound for an easy goal. Fourteen minutes later BF doubled their lead with a set piece header that sailed into the back of the net.

HHS TVL All-Star striker Georgie Clarke was smothered by BF’s defense, who were efficient in limiting her touches and double and triple-teaming her whenever she had the ball. Similarly, BF’s midfielders were able to neutralize the typically dominant possession game of Hiller’s wingers Madison Recupero and Nina Tzouganatos.

Though the season ends here, look for the HHS Girls Soccer team to make deep runs into the playoffs in 2023 and beyond. Most of the starting lineup are underclassmen, and they will be supported by a talented rising Freshman class.

Below, the team huddles before the game.

 

Construction Advisory No. 51 November 10, 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 November 14, 2022, to November 18, 2022
Detours
• The eastbound detour from Pleasant Street to Maple Street to Hayden Rowe will be used Monday-Friday
• The eastbound detour from Grove Street to Maple Street to Hayden Rowe will be used Monday-Friday as needed
• The West Main to Wood Street to Elm Street detour will be used for 2.5 days (specific days TBD)
135/85 Intersection
• Driveways at Country Farm Liquors (3 Cedar St) and the Post Office
• Concrete sidewalk work on Cedar Street and Grove Street
East Side of Project
• Continue service connections between the 135/85 intersection and Ash Street
• Continue installing hardware for underground electric vaults between the 135/85 intersection and Ash Street
West Side of Project
• Sidewalk curbing on the south side of Main Street between the Fire Station and Claflin Place
• Begin concrete sidewalk between the Fire Station and Claflin Place on the south side of Main Street
• Continue installing hardware for underground electric vaults between the 135/85 intersection and Claflin Ave.
Working hours for the 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
The Town of Hopkinton appreciates your patience and consideration while
we work tosupport MassDOT’s project to revitalize our downtown infrastructure. ~Contributed.

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Half-staff on Monday 

 

Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset at all state buildings on Monday, November 14, 2022, the day of interment, in honor of United States Army Sergeant First Class Jeremy Bushey, of Dalton, MA, who passed away on October 30, 2022.

Sergeant First Class Bushey, US Army , Fort Bliss, Battery C, 3d Battalion, 43d ADA Regiment, Fort Bliss, TX, will be laid to rest at the Spring Grove Cemetery, Northampton, MA on this date.

This gubernatorial order applies to:

1. The main or administration building of each public institution of the Commonwealth, e.g. town and city halls

2. Other state-owned or state-controlled buildings

3. All state military installations  Contributed content - HopNews file photo.

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Louis Gutierrez to Step Down as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Health Connector
Baker-Polito Administration acknowledges Gutierrez’s years of dedicated public service

BOSTON – Secretary of Health and Human Services and Board Chair of the Massachusetts Health Connector Marylou Sudders informed the Massachusetts Health Connector board today that Louis Gutierrez will be retiring from public service effective January 3, 2023.

Gutierrez has served as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Health Connector since February 2015, transforming the Health Connector into a fully operational, member-focused health insurance exchange that provides high quality health and dental insurance for more than 275,000 people across the Commonwealth.

“One of our administration’s first priorities when we took office was to reform the Health Connector, and Louis Gutierrez was the best possible leader to fix long-standing issues and restore public confidence,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Today, the Connector is a national model in providing residents access to high-quality, affordable health insurance thanks in large part to Louis’s leadership in reducing barriers to coverage and improving the customer experience. I am deeply grateful to Louis for his dedicated service throughout our administration and for all he has done to improve this critical agency.” Contributed.


Legislature Passes Bill to Protect Open Spaces

Bill codifies ‘no net loss’ policy into law for conservation areas in Massachusetts

(BOSTON – 11/10/2022) The Massachusetts Legislature on Thursday passed legislation that protects open and public spaces throughout the Commonwealth and ensures their conservation for future generations. This legislation, known as the Public Land Preservation Act, permanently preserves and protects the amount of land designated as open spaces and prevents it from being used for other purposes.

“As we work to mitigate the effects of climate change we see and feel every day, it’s important that we do not allow the quality and acreage of open lands in Massachusetts to decrease,” said Senate President Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland). “Open lands protect against floods, reduce heat from man-made roads and cities, increase carbon capture from plants and soils, protect our clean drinking water, and provide residents with wonderful outdoor recreational opportunities. I want to thank all the conferees, especially Senator DiDomenico for his leadership and Senator Eldridge for his years of attention and perseverance in seeing this legislation passed, as well as Senator Rodrigues for his review and support.”

Having passed the Senate and the House of Representatives, the bill now goes before the Governor for his consideration.  

 

Whitney Philip Crafts, 60, a resident of Springfield, Massachusetts, passed away October 30, 2022 at Bay State Medical Center. Whitney was born in Pensacola, Florida on October 16, 1962 the son of Philip W. and Margaret (Whitney) Crafts. He attended Hopkinton High school in Hopkinton, Mass and smart as whip but was not much for school. He became an auto mechanic directly out of school and had a strong following of garages who were always looking for his services. In his early years, he was a motor sports fanatic including 4 wheeling, motocross and snowmobiles. Whitney was very social with lots of friends.

After a few years he tried his hand at home building and loved carpentry. He used to say that when he gave people a nice place to live, they loved his work and always wanted more. He said when he fixed somebody's car they were always mad because it cost so much.

After framing homes he apprenticed with his boss and friend Glen Sisco to become an interior trim carpenter. He spent the remaining work years with his own business trimming high end homes in the Framingham and Boston area. Whitney's final job was remodeling his mother's retirement home in Springfield, Mass. He was the driver and helper for his mother until passing away.
 
Whitney is survived by his mother Margaret Crafts, brother Douglas Crafts, daughter Ananda Anderson and nieces, nephews an cousins. He was preceded in death by his father Philip Crafts, partner Lori Anderson, sisters Daryl Iannetteli and Debbie Crafts.

Graveside funeral services for Whitney will be held Saturday November 12, 2022 ay 11am in Mountain View Cemetery in West Dover.

The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Covey-Allen & Shea Funeral Home 44 East Main Street Wilmington, VT.

Published by Covey, Allen & Shea Funeral & Cremation Service on Nov. 8, 2022.

www.Legacy.com   reports daily on death announcements in local communities nationwide.

Visit our funeral home directory for more local information, or see our FAQ page for help with finding obituaries and sending sympathy.

 
Sponsor a Local Family this Christmas

November 9, 2022 - Hopkinton, MA: Faith Community Church and Project Just Because have teamed up to provide gifts to local families this Christmas, and they’re asking for Hopkinton’s help.

The mission of Project Just Because is to help struggling families in their time of greatest need by supplying basic necessities including warm clothing, food and school supplies. They provide services to more than 16,000 families across Massachusetts. The COVID pandemic brought a sharp increase in demand for their services.

“It’s hard to be a struggling parent in America during Christmas when the emphasis is so much on gift giving,” said Faith Community Church’s Lead Pastor Mike Laurence. “We’ve set a target to sponsor 500 children across 205 families this holiday season, and we’re thrilled that through the generosity of this community already 65% of the families have been sponsored.”

But there are still many families that need sponsors; children who otherwise might not be receiving Christmas gifts. Getting involved is easy. The church provides instructions on their website that describe the program. The site helps volunteers determine clothing sizes and areas of interest so the children get what they need.

Signups must be completed by November 20, and all items can be dropped off at the church. On November 27 church volunteers will deliver the donation to Project Just Because for distribution.

Faith Community Church and Project Just Because have a long history of working together, having collaborated on blanket drives, food drives, and other projects that meet the needs of families in crisis.

Click here to learn more and lend your support to this worthy initiative. Contributed content.


Hopkinton Town Hall and municipal offices (including the Hopkinton Public Library and the Hopkinton Senior Center) will be closed on Friday November 11th, in observance of Veterans Day. The Public Library will also be closed on Saturday, November 12th.
Click Graphic Below to see How 7,821 Hopkinton Voters Voted
Driveway Marketing 101

November 8, 2022 - Ironically, the Democrats were on the right side of the driveway leading to the Hopkinton Middle School polling place this morning and the Republicans were on the left, below.

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PSA
"Raccoons Are the Craziest People!"
Julie Ford w/ husband John
Coaxing a Cautious Raccoon Down a Ladder
at Their Hopkinton Home
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In the Middle

November 8, 2022 - John was out for a morning constitutional through Hopkinton Common when the lunar eclipse happened. Thank you, John!
 
Black Water

Catfish are jumpin... Black Water keeps rollin' on past just the same...

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from October 31, 2022 - November 7, 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  

17 Forest Lane Unit 13 Susan A Share $534,900 November 4, 2022 Cynthia Courtney
20 Trevor Lane U10 B2 Girish Joshi, Sushma Joshi $739,900 November 3, 3022 Noelle A Gold, Seth A Gold
77 South Street U 7,8,9 PJM Property Management LLC $2,646,000 November 1, 2022 BevLeo Realty LLC
39 Walcott Valley Drive Arun Hariharan Nair $375,000 October 31, 2022 Ellen Lorraine Lennon Tr, et al
35 Hayward Street Regina Rafikova, Rustem Rafikova $850,000 October 31, 2022 Ser Nam Lim
31 Weston Lane Unit 31 WES Leigh P Dugan $759,000 October 31, 2022 Trails LLC
47  Spruce Street 103 shailendra Kumar,Sakshi Tyagi $770,000 October 31, 2022 Hua Tao
Last Week        
43 East Main Street Anna Therese Dorcey, Henry Roberts $900,000 October 28, 2022 Chistine Elizabeth Graham-Taylor, David Spengler
16 Thayer Heights Road Daniel Eversole, Rene C Alderete $585,000 October 28, 2022 Anne Marie Mermelstein Tr, Deirdre Flaherty Tr, Nancy M Flaherty Tr - 2008
69 Winter Street Alan E Katz, Karen B Katz $1,200,000 October 27, 2022 Michael P Todisco et al
1 Bullmoose Run Jennifer Long, Jeffrey Long $809,000 October 26, 2022 Thomas R Smart, Kathleen M Smart
16 Apple Tree Hill Unit 16 BldgD Melissa Downie $415,000 October 24, 2022 Thomas Dirienzo, Lisa Dirienzo
Week Before        
4 Sylvan Way Hongfang Li $2,250,000 October 21, 2022 Jane H Lesslauer Tr, et al
158 Ash Street Maryellen Tetreault $705,000 October 21, 2022 Daniel Gregory Anastas Tr, et al
27 Weston Lane U27WES Peter P Graham, Denise M Graham $759,000 October 21, 2022 Trails, LLC
77 Weston Lane WES Elizabeth H Lee $664,000 October 21, 2022 Trails LLC
97 Saddle Hill Road Sudesh S Nair $1,155,000 October 21, 2022 Kathleen Mary Faletra Tr, et al
79 Weston Lane U79WES Richard Eisenberg, Jeanine Eisenberg $749,000 October 21, 2022 Trails LLC
29 Weston Lane U 29 Stephen J Granger, et al $699,000 October 21, 2022 Trails, LLC
75 Weston Lane Unit 75WES Karen V Durgampudi $664,000 October 21, 2022 Trails LLC
155 Lumber Street Weiheng Dang, Linmengyu Zhao $685,000 October 20, 2022 Sharon L. Burdzel
6 Leman Lane Unit1B Sharon Reynolds, Joseph G Wilcox $465,000 October 19, 2022 Paul Ostrander, et al
Time Before        
177 Hayden Rowe Street John Brian Gulbrandsen $312, 507 October 13, 2022 Wells Fargo Bank
1 Cross Street Mauricio Bremermann Bronchini $525,000 October 11, 2022 Brian M Rizza, Tess E Gannaway
60 Rockwood Lane U 41 Richard G Ostrander Jr, Tr
Gemma P Ostrander Tr, et al
$888,000 October 7, 2022 Brian L Engstrom, Lisa B Engstrom
71 Weston Lane U 71 WES Deborah A Thomas, Kevin P Thomas $759,000 October 7, 2022 Trails LLC
73 Weston Lane U73 Charlene R Steurer Tr, John E Streurer Tr, et al $724,000 October 7, 2022 Trails LLC
173 Saddle Hill Road Merrimack Valley Builders, Inc $370,000 October 5, 2022 Francis J Durso III, Francis J Durso Jr Est
270 Hayden Rowe St Kathleen Marchioni $332,500 October 5, 2022 Mark Marchioni
19 Maple Street SJR Realty LLC $415,000 October 3, 2022 Catherine Petrelli
Time Before That        
157 Lumber Street Elizabeth A Keohane, Shamus P Keohane $1,110,000 September 30, 2022 Michael E Bullock, Joan Bullock
4 Morningside Lane Unit 214 Bharath Bommena, Devi Priya Rajeswari Kotagiri $695,000 September 30, 2022 Karthik Kumar Nichenametla
77 South Street Units 4, 5, 6 Project Just Because Inc. $2,098,000 September 30, 2022 Bevleo Realty Inc.
35 Aspen Way Unit 263 Siddharth Deen Doshi, et al $785,000 September 30, 2022 Siddarth Chattopadhyay, Aparna Banerjee
5 Pinecrest Village Unit 5 Mehreen Naz $399,900 September 30, 2022 Dorothy Ferriter-Wallace
27 North Street Graham Brown, Kayla Daly $780,000 September 29, 2022 Brenda M Bond Tr., et al
30 Chamberlain Street Mariia Butko, Maxim V Arefyev $670,000 September 29, 2022 Jesse Racicot, Alana Mahoney
60 Greenwood Road Jun Bei, Ying Liang $1,610,000 September 28, 2022 Shelia Anderson, Robin Anderson
9 Valleywood Road Qinghua Ye $700,000 September 28, 2022 Jun Bei, Ying Liang
33 Forest Lane Unit 25 Joseph M Sullivan, Kenna M Sullivan $558,000 September 27, 2022 Carmen Alicia Marcano Asratian
15 Fawn Ridge Road Zhengxin Dong, Langyu Wu $2,226,000 September 27, 2022 Robin L Robertson
24 Amherst Road Xun Che, Jie Tang $660,000 September 26, 2022 Jennifer A Baima

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
On Revolutionary Way, caller with palcard reports non-handicap vehicle
in space she needs - several were ticketted, Officer Tyler Staback investigated
a complaint that the Cedar Street lights were not cycling properly -
but did not witness a problem, walk-in reports a stolen plate, 2-car MVA- no
injuries, compalint of ongoing speeding vehicle,  MVA on South Street - no PI,
Caller reports she has lost a set of keys in the last month, MVA on Grove
Street - patient transported, bus company reports 2 vehicles on Walcott Street
 blocking the bus from moving, on DiCarlo Road ,a nale individual was acting
erratic driving a tow truck, individual in white Subaru driving on School
Street at a high rate of speed, Framingham PD requested check on MV "stolen"
out of tow yard in Framingham - spoke with owner's son who said his Dad is
homeless and he does not know Dad's whereabouts, caller reporting 3 suspicious
individuals hanging aound outside of house - turned down Granite Street - GOA,
illegal dumping on School Street - 2 mattresses removed, Individual lost his wallet,
Caller reports individual in violation of no-trespass order - first on Old Town Road
and minutes later on Downey Street, ACO requested for assistance with dying
deer on deck, lawnmower fire on Grove Street, report of a bull on side of East Main Street,
report of teenagers vandalizing mailboxes, kids playing ding-dong-ditch and screaming
 throughout Glen Road neighborhood - GOA, tenant resident called to report that he and the
home owner have a dispute over a rental vehicle the tenant has, dispute with one of
the tenants and the rental office at Consitution Court, hit and run while he shopped at
West Main Street, DMV on West Main GOA, bull grazing on East Main Street - fled
upon arrival...
November 4, 5, 6, 2022
No Arrests This Reporting Period
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HHS Boys Soccer Defeat Fitchburg 1-0 to advance to the Sweet 16

 by HopNews Staff

In the MIAA State Tournament, the HHS Boys Soccer team defeated Fitchburg 1-0 in overtime Sunday evening.  The game was tied 0-0 at the end of 90 minutes, but 4 minutes into the overtime period Senior Sean Golembiewski netted a spectacular throw-in from Captain Declan Mick. Got 7 seconds? Watch the outstanding game-winning goal below.

 The Hillers next face Sharon on Wednesday, November 9 at the HHS Turf Field, time TBA.


 
Veterans Gather

November 6, 2022 - Every year, the month of November is filled with military activities ... the Vets Breakfast of 4 November 2022, was no exception. More than 4-dozen attendees (unofficial count of 55) were nourished with good food and good reminiscences of military history. The historical linkage harkened to military events that occurred on November 4th, the date of the breakfast.

The photo, above, represents a portion of local veterans who participated in the discussions. L to R: Jack Westcott, USN; Fred O'Connell, US Army; Ted Hoyt, US Army, holding a photo of British General Bernard Montgomery who was the November 4th victor at El Alamein; Bill Krans, USMC, with a photo of the 1979 student uprising in Tehran; Mike Stockwell, US Army, displaying a Gatling Gun which was patented in 1862; Bill Hamilton, USN; and, John Graham, USMC, who moments before the photo was snapped, was showing B-29s dropping the first incendiary bombs in the Korean Conflict in 1950.

2 December 2022, is the next scheduled Vets Breakfast. Hopkinton veterans have Veterans Day activities scheduled at 11am at the Senior Center, and at 5:30 pm at the Woodville Rod & Gun Club for the annual Appreciation Dinner, also 11 November 2022. All veterans are welcome; no reservations are necessary. ~Hank

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Well-Fed in Hopkinton

by Julie Ford
November 6, 2022 - When I take a walk with my camera, I never look for anything in particular. Just wait and see who is around. I've been pretty lucky lately without a doubt! It was a beautiful sight, seeing this Eastern Coyote out in the open and not manually focusing through layers of branches.


Stunning.


Eastern Coyotes are actually a wild hybrid, part Western Coyote, part wolf. It is believed to have began in the Great Lakes region, as western coyotes moved east (due to more humans moving west), breeding with wolves and giving us what we now know as Eastern Coyotes. They live longer than most domestic dogs, 15 years in the wild, up to 20 years in captivity. They are also monogamous and most will mate for life ❤. They are less pack centered than wolves, staying more in family groups where both parents, and often older siblings care for pups.

 
Historically they are diurnal. Due to their shy, and opportunistic nature, in more densely populated areas they have become mostly nocturnal. But still not unusual to see them moving around during the day, lucky for me!


Free as a Bird

November 5, 2022 - Hugo Rodrigues, a veteran at his niché sport, enjoys the slow traffic days in Hopkinton State Park,after most of the leaves have fallen.
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Girls Varsity Soccer: Hopkinton 1, Lexington 0

The HGVS were cheered by their supporters prior to the trip down to Lexington.

by HopNews Staff

November 5, 2022 - The Hillers Girls Varsity Soccer defeated Lexington 1-0 on Friday night to advance to the round of 16 in the MIAA state tournament.

Hopkinton jumped out to an early lead. In the fifth minute of the game, forward Georgie Clarke received a pass from midfielder Madison Recupero near the 18-yard box. Clarke dribbled from left to right, shaking two defenders, and sending a rocket of a shot into the back of the net. The Hillers never looked back, dominating possession for the rest of the game and limiting Lexington to a handful of shots.

In the video below, coach Tom Skiba breaks down the Hillers strategy and keys to victory.

The HGVS next faces the 18-0 Bishop Feehan or Waltham on Thursday, November 10. TBA.

 

 

 
---->  Tonight, Saturday, November 5, 2022  <----


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Hopkinton Fire Department Reminds Residents to Change Their Clocks, Check Their Alarms as Daylight Saving Time Ends

HOPKINTON — Chief William Miller and the Hopkinton Fire Department would like to remind residents to check their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when setting their clocks back for daylight saving time this weekend.

Daylight saving time ends on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 a.m., and clocks will move back one hour at that time.

Residents are encouraged to check their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to ensure that they are working properly and to change the devices’ batteries, if needed.
Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained are vital in reducing deaths and injuries due to fire by giving you time to escape.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), from 2014-2018 three out of five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms (41%) or no working smoke alarms (16%). In fires in which the smoke alarms were present but did not operate, two of every five (41%) of the smoke alarms had missing or disconnected batteries. Contributed.

MassDOT Project Number: 606043


Construction Advisory No. 50 November 4, 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 November 7, 2022, to November 10, 2022
(No work on November 11 – Veterans Day)
Detours
• The eastbound detour from Grove Street to Maple Street to Hayden Rowe will be used Monday-Thursday
• The eastbound detour from Pleasant Street to Maple Street to Hayden Rowe will be used Monday-Thursday
135/85 Intersection
• Cement concrete driveways at Country Farm Liquors (3 Cedar St), Post Office, Shell Gas Station, and CVS
• Concrete sidewalk work at the 135/85 intersection
East Side of Project
• Continue installing conduit services between the Muffin House and Hayden Rowe
• Eversource vault work between the 135/85 intersection and Ash Street
West Side of Project
• Install beveled curbing for sidewalk on the south side between the Fire Station and Pleasant Street
• Gravel and grading for sidewalks on the south side between the Fire Station and Pleasant Street
• Eversource vault work between the 185/35 intersection and Claflin Ave.
Working hours for the 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
The Town of Hopkinton appreciates your patience and consideration while
we work to support MassDOT’s project to revitalize our downtown infrastructure.

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Maura Healey Endorses James Arena-DeRosa for State Representative

November 4th, 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 officially been endorsed by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Maura Healey.

“I enthusiastically endorse James Arena-DeRosa,” said Healey. “James stands up forfairness and makes sure that all voices are heard. I look forward to partnering withhim to make housing more affordable, protect the environment, strengthen our
public schools, support our seniors, deliver tax relief, and defend reproductivefreedom. James will make an outstanding Representative for the people ofHolliston, Hopkinton, Millis, and Sherborn”.

Arena-DeRosa remarked that he is thrilled to have the support of Healey, and was able to see her recently at the Mass Association of Community Development Corporation's annual convention where they spoke of the need to create more
affordable housing across the state and different ways to increase local community support in the Bay State.

Maura Healey’s endorsement of Arena-DeRosa follows the endorsement of other elected officials including Senator Edward Markey, Congressman Jim McGovern, Representative David Linksy, and former Representative Carolyn Dykema. He has also earned the support of over fifty current and former local elected officials from every town in the 8th Middlesex District, as well as many local and national unions and organizations. Press Release
 

Notice from DPW
Winter Parking Ban & Pushing Snow Into the Street or Sidewalk By-Laws

The DPW wishes to remind all Hopkinton residents of By-Laws pertaining to the parking of motor vehicles during the winter months.

Traffic Rules and Orders, Town of Hopkinton, Article lV, Section 8 “It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle, other than for an emergency, to park said vehicle on any street between the hours of 1:00am to 6:00am from November 15 through April 1.

Article X, Section 1 By-Laws Town of Hopkinton
The Highway Manager, for the purpose of removing or plowing snow, or removing the ice from any way shall be authorized to remove or cause to be removed to some convenient place, including in such term a public garage, any vehicle interfering with such work. The owner of any vehicle so removed shall be liable for the cost of such removal, and for the storage charges, if any, resulting therefrom. The Highway Manager, whenever any vehicle is so removed, shall notify the Police Department and said Department shall render all necessary assistance to the Highway Manager in enforcing this by-law.

Article 3
No person shall pile, push, throw, shovel, plow or by any other method or means cause snow to be deposited or placed on any public roadway or sidewalk of the Town so as to impede, obstruct or interrupt or otherwise adversely affect the unrestricted flow of traffic or the safe travel of any pedestrian on such roadway or sidewalk. The foregoing sentence shall not apply to any person in the employ of the Town, or in the employ of an independent contractor, which has been hired by the Town for the purpose of snow removal. Whoever violates this section shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding twenty-five dollars for each such violation. Each instance of such conduct shall constitute a separate violation of this By-Law.

The DPW would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.

Mike Mansir
Highway Manager

Yes, This is in Hopkinton

by Julie Ford

"River Otter got a Golden Shiner for his Trick or Treat on Monday! (Thanks for fish ID to Jamie Golden) So proud of this catch, had to show it off! Happy to see them with something other than yucky catfish.

"North American River Otters are diurnal, but go nocturnal in hot summer months. Once the weather gets colder, they are more active during the warmest parts of the day, and are much more visible in fall and winter."

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ROURKE, James Francis Of Hopkinton, MA, died October 31, 2022. He was 68. Jim was born on September 9, 1954, to the late Dr. James A. and Virginia Kenny Rourke in Worcester, MA.

 
After graduating Andover High School in Andover, MA, he attended Merrimack College in North Andover, MA, until mental illness curtailed his formal education. Jim was vastly intelligent. The breadth of his passions, for poetry and painting, for the sciences, theology, philosophy and religion, for neurology, physics, medicine, and art, seemed boundless.


He studied the texts voraciously, devouring knowledge and exhibiting a photographic memory. He studied the world's great religions and scientific works. He recited the writings of Jung, Einstein, Aquinas, Whitman, and Laotze. These as he endured a lifetime of challenges.His devotion to the highest levels of human thought provided not only an outlet for, but also sanctuary, necessary to endure his illness. We so loved him.

 

Jim is survived by his sister, Carol Rourke of Plymouth, MA; his brothers, Thomas Rourke and wife, Terry Rourke, of Los Angeles, CA; Bryan Rourke of Easthampton, MA; as well as nephews, Eric and Alexander of Boston, MA; Austin, Lain, and Richard of Los Angeles, CA, Chicago, IL, and New Orleans, LA, respectively. A Private Family Service will be held. In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations be made to The Greater Boston Food Bank (70 South Bay Ave., Boston, MA 02118) or The Pine Street Inn (444 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118). The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to serve the Rourke Family. Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home 233 Lawrence St. Methuen (978687-7300 www.pollardfuneralhome.com


MILFORD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER SECURES GRANT TO CONTINUE
SCHOOL BASED HEALTH CENTER AT BVT

Need for Adolescent Services Continues to Increase


Milford, Mass-In keeping with its goal to provide exceptional community healthcare services to those in its service region, Milford Regional Medical Center (MRMC) has secured a grant to continue its School Based Health Center (SBHC) at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School in Upton (BVT). The grant was welcome funding as the need for adolescent services continues to grow.

The ten-year renewable $150,000 per year grant was awarded by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services Department of Public Health. It will be utilized to fund the salaries of the SBHC's Nurse Practitioner and Officer Coordinator/Community Outreach, who MRMC employs, and mental health services provided through Riverside Community Care clinicians.

For more than 20 years, Milford Regional’s School Based Health Center has been collaborating with BVT’s nurses and counselors to offer students access to healthcare, including mental health services. Services provided at the School Based Health Center include diagnosing and treating acute and chronic medical conditions, physical exams for sports, school, and employment, support and education regarding healthy relationships, and consultations with primary care providers.

Through its counselors, the SBHC program also provides mental health evaluations and on-campus counseling for depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relationships, and self-esteem. Nutrition education, such as assessments, diabetes support, and counseling to maximize healthy living, is available at the Health Center.

"I'm proud to contribute to the collaboration between Milford Regional and BVT," said Maureen Menard, MRMC's SBHC Office Coordinator/Community Outreach. "In this role, I work closely with the School Counselors and local Community Outreach Programs. In addition to the many SBHC services and supports, we also help with food assistance/holiday donations for BVT students and their families, another welcomed resource."

“We are so grateful for the ongoing collaboration between Milford Regional and BVT,” said Joni Brown, MRMC’s Senior Director of Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine and School Based Health Services. “The School Based Health Center continues to provide many crucial services that allows students not only access to care but the ability to stay in school instead of forgoing an entire day or more.”

The need for the School Based Health Center has greatly increased over the past several years, particularly with the onset of COVID-19. According to some of the latest data, during the 2020-21 school year, there were a total of 1,132 visits to the Health Center. In December 2020, 27 percent of SBHC visits at BVT were medical provider visits, and 73 percent of visits were mental health provider visits. The following year, in December 2021, 10 percent of SBHC visits were medical provider visits, while 90 percent of visits were mental health provider visits. Recent data also indicates a 17 percent increase in student need for SBHC mental health services within the past year.

"BVT values our relationship with Milford Regional Medical Center and the additional resources and services we are able to provide to our students because of this partnership," said Yvette Martin, Director of Student Services at BVT.

“Thanks to the recent grant and our partnership with Milford Regional Medical Center, our students have convenient and timely access to health services,” said BVT’s Superintendent-Director, Dr. Michael F. Fitzpatrick (photo). “This high-quality grant ensures convenient student-focused health care is available on our campus for years to come.”  ~Press Release

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Come cheer on the HGVS team as they go up against Lexington Friday NIGHT in the first round of the D1 playoffs! 🎉
Photo credit Tricia LaCascia Photography
Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
OUI Arrest, large truck blocks traffic unloading equipment -
on their way, detail officer given found keys then returned them to
owner, individual inquired as to court order - but advised to go to
Milford police inasmuch as she is staying in a hotel in that town,
assisted Southborough Police with a burg/smoke alarm on Cordaville Road,
November 3, 2022
Arrests (New)
 
Good Example

Kids from Legacy Farm North phase 1 put up a bake sale and lemonade stand and collected $200. They donated all the amount to BayPath Humane Society. This kids are aged 4 to 11years old. Names of the kids- Sana, Sara, Shivam , Aashvi, Agastya, Vibha , Varna , Anjali K, Ashni,  Diya , Ditya. The picture include only 4 kids as other kids weren’t available. Contributed.

Representative David Linsky Endorses 8th Middlesex House Candidate James Arena-DeRosa

November 3rd, 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 officially been endorsed by State Representative David Linsky.

Remarking on why he views Arena-DeRosa as the best candidate to represent towns that were formerly part of his district, Representative David Linksy says that he knows “James is committed to listening and partnering with local leaders in Millis and Sherbon”, and looks forward to partnering with him in the State House should the Democratic nominee win in November.

“I am beyond thrilled to have the endorsement of Representative David Linsky for my campaign” says Arena-Derosa. “David has served Sherborn and Millis for over 20 years with an unparalleled drive and dedication to these towns. It would be an honor to collaborate with him and serve Millis and Sherborn in the years ahead.”

With the endorsement of both Representative David Linksy and former Representative Carolyn Dykema who stepped down in February, Arena-DeRosa has now earned the support of the two Representatives that served this district before the new borders were drawn. James Arena-DeRosa has also earned the support of over fifty current and former local elected officials from every town in the 8th Middlesex District, as well as many local and national unions and organizations.

For more information, please visit www.jamesforstaterep.com .
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International Relations

November 2, 2022 - Consul General of Greece in Boston Symeon Tegos met with Hopkinton political and community leaders recently.

Among those to welcome the Consul General were Dororthy Ferriter-Wallace, Chair of the Hopkinton Marathon Committee, and Tim Kilduff, President of the 26.2 Foundation.

Consul General Tegos is the senior representative of the Republic of Greece for the states of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

He was particularly interested in Hopkinton's historical connection to the Boston Athletic Association and its Boston Marathon. Photo by Bruce MacDonald

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UNIBANK TO HOLD ANNUAL HOLIDAY GIVING PROGRAM:
Program Begins on Friday, November 25th

WHITINSVILLE, MA – UniBank recently announced that the bank will kick off its annual Holiday Giving Tree Program on November 25th to make the season brighter for individuals and families throughout the community. The program is part of the bank’s dedication to improving life for the communities it serves.

Each UniBank branch has chosen an organization that fills a need in their community and supports the program by making and purchasing items, and accepting donations from customers and the general public. Many local residents face difficult times around the holiday season and UniBank is pleased to work with local charitable organizations in support of this effort to help its neighbors. Branch collections are as follows:

Blackstone: Requesting items to be distributed by the Divine Mercy Parish for individuals in Blackstone.
Douglas: Collecting non-perishable food items for the Douglas Food Pantry located at St. Denis Church.
Hopkinton: Requesting items that will be distributed to families in need by Project Just Because.
Milford: Requesting items that will be given to individuals and families in need in the Milford Community. Donations will be distributed by the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Mary of the Assumption Church.
North Grafton: Requesting items needed by senior citizens that will be distributed by the Grafton Senior Center.
Shrewsbury: Requesting donations of non-perishable food items that will be donated to a local food pantry.
Sutton: Items for senior citizens to be distributed by the Sutton Senior Center.
Upton: Items needed by senior citizens to be handed out by the Upton Senior Center.
Uxbridge: Requesting specific items for individuals in Uxbridge to be distributed by the People First Food Pantry.
Whitinsville Main: Requesting items that will be distributed by the Friends of Northbridge Elders to individuals in Northbridge.
Whitinsville Plaza: Requesting items to be distributed by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families to benefit local children.
Worcester: Tags requesting specific items needed by women and children to be distributed by the YWCA.

Donated items may be dropped off during regular banking hours through mid-December. Check with your local branch for specific details and deadlines. Visit www.unibank.com for a listing of branch locations and hours.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Vehicle moved along at LF North (12:18 am), assist FD on Elm Street,
Wedgewood Drive caller would like traffic enforcement due to
speeding cars, vehicle backed into hi truck and took off,
assisted consrtuction crew, MVA on Elm Street - no PI,
MVA on West Main Street - no PI, male - possibly
intoxicated - smashing things in the store and swearing -
walked across to AllTown - sent home in Uber, fire alarm activation
due to husband cooking, vehicle complaint on Walcott Street of
white utility van driving erratically - Officer Nicholas Saletnick
found vehicle parked...
November 1, 2022
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Loring Barnes, Republican Candidate for State Rep

Proud father poses with candidate, above.
US Senator, Ed Markey Campaigns for James Arena-DeRosa for State Rep, below

US Senator Ed Markey holds a sign this afternoon Downtown Hopkinton. He is the featured speaker at the rally at Pan Thai for Mr. Arena-DeRosa. See it below.

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Hopkinton Democrats Rally at Pan Thai
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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Suspicious activity at the Y, assisting FD with commercial
fire  alarm on Wood Street, MVA with PI on Hayward Street -
truck struck pole, caller believes Cedar/Main traffic lights
malfunctioning - Officer Shannon Beloin did not see problem,
stray gog in Trevor Lane neighborhood, caller reports she is stuck
in an elevator - assisted, Sgt. Brennan to Eastview Road for aggravated
resident over roadwork - all ok, MSP contacted for man changing tire on
ramp from 495-S, caller reports a ladder in the 495-S roadway - call to MSP,
person in a Freddy Kruger costume scaring people with a knife,
MV into mailbox on West Main - left info, red pick up with road rage
went up I-495, Southborough PD requests unit re: verbal dispute,
report of a teen on Walcott Street on a motorbike the most recent of
several regarding his driving - was advised of consequences if
continues, gunshots on Prestwick Drive - Sgt. O'Neil reports all quiet
upon arrival...
October 31, 2022
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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from October 22, 2022 - October 30, 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  

43 East Main Street Anna Therese Dorcey, Henry Roberts $900,000 October 28, 2022 Chistine Elizabeth Graham-Taylor, David Spengler
16 Thayer Heights Road Daniel Eversole, Rene C Alderete $585,000 October 28, 2022 Anne Marie Mermelstein Tr, Deirdre Flaherty Tr, Nancy M Flaherty Tr - 2008
69 Winter Street Alan E Katz, Karen B Katz $1,200,000 October 27, 2022 Michael P Todisco et al
1 Bullmoose Run Jennifer Long, Jeffrey Long $809,000 October 26, 2022 Thomas R Smart, Kathleen M Smart
16 Apple Tree Hill Unit 16 BldgD Melissa Downie $415,000 October 24, 2022 Thomas Dirienzo, Lisa Dirienzo
Last week        
4 Sylvan Way Hongfang Li $2,250,000 October 21, 2022 Jane H Lesslauer Tr, et al
158 Ash Street Maryellen Tetreault $705,000 October 21, 2022 Daniel Gregory Anastas Tr, et al
27 Weston Lane U27WES Peter P Graham, Denise M Graham $759,000 October 21, 2022 Trails, LLC
77 Weston Lane WES Elizabeth H Lee $664,000 October 21, 2022 Trails LLC
97 Saddle Hill Road Sudesh S Nair $1,155,000 October 21, 2022 Kathleen Mary Faletra Tr, et al
79 Weston Lane U79WES Richard Eisenberg, Jeanine Eisenberg $749,000 October 21, 2022 Trails LLC
29 Weston Lane U 29 Stephen J Granger, et al $699,000 October 21, 2022 Trails, LLC
75 Weston Lane Unit 75WES Karen V Durgampudi $664,000 October 21, 2022 Trails LLC
155 Lumber Street Weiheng Dang, Linmengyu Zhao $685,000 October 20, 2022 Sharon L. Burdzel
6 Leman Lane Unit1B Sharon Reynolds, Joseph G Wilcox $465,000 October 19, 2022 Paul Ostrander, et al
Time Before        
177 Hayden Rowe Street John Brian Gulbrandsen $312, 507 October 13, 2022 Wells Fargo Bank
1 Cross Street Mauricio Bremermann Bronchini $525,000 October 11, 2022 Brian M Rizza, Tess E Gannaway
60 Rockwood Lane U 41 Richard G Ostrander Jr, Tr
Gemma P Ostrander Tr, et al
$888,000 October 7, 2022 Brian L Engstrom, Lisa B Engstrom
71 Weston Lane U 71 WES Deborah A Thomas, Kevin P Thomas $759,000 October 7, 2022 Trails LLC
73 Weston Lane U73 Charlene R Steurer Tr, John E Streurer Tr, et al $724,000 October 7, 2022 Trails LLC
173 Saddle Hill Road Merrimack Valley Builders, Inc $370,000 October 5, 2022 Francis J Durso III, Francis J Durso Jr Est
270 Hayden Rowe St Kathleen Marchioni $332,500 October 5, 2022 Mark Marchioni
19 Maple Street SJR Realty LLC $415,000 October 3, 2022 Catherine Petrelli
Time Before That        
157 Lumber Street Elizabeth A Keohane, Shamus P Keohane $1,110,000 September 30, 2022 Michael E Bullock, Joan Bullock
4 Morningside Lane Unit 214 Bharath Bommena, Devi Priya Rajeswari Kotagiri $695,000 September 30, 2022 Karthik Kumar Nichenametla
77 South Street Units 4, 5, 6 Project Just Because Inc. $2,098,000 September 30, 2022 Bevleo Realty Inc.
35 Aspen Way Unit 263 Siddharth Deen Doshi, et al $785,000 September 30, 2022 Siddarth Chattopadhyay, Aparna Banerjee
5 Pinecrest Village Unit 5 Mehreen Naz $399,900 September 30, 2022 Dorothy Ferriter-Wallace
27 North Street Graham Brown, Kayla Daly $780,000 September 29, 2022 Brenda M Bond Tr., et al
30 Chamberlain Street Mariia Butko, Maxim V Arefyev $670,000 September 29, 2022 Jesse Racicot, Alana Mahoney
60 Greenwood Road Jun Bei, Ying Liang $1,610,000 September 28, 2022 Shelia Anderson, Robin Anderson
9 Valleywood Road Qinghua Ye $700,000 September 28, 2022 Jun Bei, Ying Liang
33 Forest Lane Unit 25 Joseph M Sullivan, Kenna M Sullivan $558,000 September 27, 2022 Carmen Alicia Marcano Asratian
15 Fawn Ridge Road Zhengxin Dong, Langyu Wu $2,226,000 September 27, 2022 Robin L Robertson
24 Amherst Road Xun Che, Jie Tang $660,000 September 26, 2022 Jennifer A Baima


Happy Samhain

Happy Halloween! (File photo)
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HOPKINTON- Alfred Holland, 78, formerly of Hopkinton, died Thursday, October 27, 2022 at Clinton Hospital. He was the husband of Geri (Musto) Holland to whom he was married for 52 years. Born and raised in Revere, he was the son of the late Alfred and Pricilla Holland.

Al enjoyed teaching, spending time with his family and pets, playing trumpet, billiards and carving African masks.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two sons, Shayne and Ryan Holland, as well as his 8 year-old granddaughter Ayla.
https://www.callanancronin.com/
Private funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home.



Please be advised that due to a water main break on Eastview road, the water is off in the area including all the surrounding side streets. When the water is restored, you may notice some air and discoloration and may need to run your cold water line to help flush the pipes.
Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Cobblers Way resident reports two women went to her door
and were touching her lock, Sgt. Brennan warned paving
company cannot take up a lane on Downey Place, citizen walked
into station and complained detail officers are
watching the construction instead of directing traffic, individual
reported being harassed by the leasing office, accusing her
of stealing a package, walk-in reports phone scam - money taken
from bank this day - fraud, caller reports hit and run, handicap
parking violation citation issued, caller reports ex-wife harassing him
and girlfriend, OUI Arrest on West Main Street, Officer Tyler Staback
flagged down on Pratts Way regarding an individual about to abandon
a dog at the park, male on dirt bike driving erratically on A Street- GOA,
white sports car driving up her Ash Street driveway twice,
Large black dog on East Main Street, caller lost his black
Samsung cell phone on Saturday, assist MSP with DMV on 495,
Detective Gregg DeBoer spoke with a Lorigan Road individual regarding
fraud, walk-in brought a black kpurse she found at the beach - owner
called and wil pick up, dispute at 495-N food court - MSP took over...
October 28, 29, 30, 2022
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Real World Tests Reveal Need for Design Changes to Downtown Corridor Project

HOPKINTON — Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Town Engineer Dave Daltorio wish to update residents on the ongoing Main Street Corridor Project, specifically about concerns raised regarding emergency vehicle access between the stretches of Main Street from Commonwealth Avenue to Mayhew Street and from Summer Street to the Fire Station.

In September, the Town began having internal discussions regarding these stretches of the roadway. Concerns were that, as currently constructed, these sections of the road may be too narrow for certain public safety vehicles, particularly fire engines, to easily navigate the road in the event of an emergency if other vehicles were pulled over on both sides of the road. The construction plans call for the narrowest portion of these stretches to be 28 feet in width from curb to curb, which is a common size for roadways in Massachusetts. Other portions of the road are 33 feet in width.

 To determine if updates were necessary, project engineers, MassDOT, and Town officials simulated various scenarios with different vehicles pulled over on opposite sides of the road to see if a fire engine could pass through. The results of the tests were: A fire engine could pass through if two smaller vehicles were pulled over parallel to the curb and if a smaller vehicle and a larger vehicle were pulled over parallel to the curb. A fire engine could not pass through if two larger trucks were pulled over parallel to the curb or if vehicles of varying sizes did not pull over fully parallel to the curb (i.e. the vehicles were sticking out a bit into the road).

 
After conducting these tests and to ensure that public safety vehicles are provided as much space as possible to move through the area, the Town and MassDOT are working to widen portions of the road to the fullest extent without infringing on private property.


The Town began widening the south side of the road on Saturday, Oct. 29, from Center Trail to Pleasant Street by up to two feet and from Summer Street to the Fire Station by up to a foot. The possibility of widening portions of the north side is still being evaluated and will be announced at a later date. The review of widening Mayhew to Mount Auburn Streets by up to two feet is in advanced stages. See Illustration.

 "The Main Street Corridor Project is ongoing, and will not reach completion for another year. We want to address any and all potential concerns before the project is over and it is too late to be changed," Town Engineer Daltorio said. "We thank all residents, visitors, and employees of Hopkinton for their continued patience as we work toward completing this project." These updates will not affect the presence of the planned sidewalks and bicycle lanes. The Town is working with MassDOT to determine the cost of these updates. The work is anticipated to fall within the overall project budget.

"We believe that making these changes will accommodate all users of the roadway, especially our public safety vehicles, while simultaneously improving overall safety for all Hopkinton residents and visitors," Town Manager Khumalo said. "I want to express my thanks to all community members for their patience and understanding as we finish up this project and make these changes."

Community members also should note that as part of the original design, the Town is installing emergency preemptive systems at two sets of lights along the corridor. These traffic systems are designed to clear traffic for first responders in the event of emergency calls.

Main Street Corridor Project Background
The purpose of the Main Street Corridor Project is to improve roadway safety for vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians, as well as to reduce congestion throughout Hopkinton’s downtown corridor. The project area affects Main Street from just west of Wood Street to Ash Street, a distance of 0.83 miles and includes the downtown commercial area and the historic Town Common.

 

The project consists of full-depth roadway reconstruction and resurfacing, the implementation of separated bicycle lanes, new sidewalk construction, the realignment of Grove Street, and overall enhanced bicycle and pedestrian accommodations. Other items will include new traffic signal systems, drainage system upgrades, overhead utility relocations, landscaping and pavement delineation/striping for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians traveling through the Main Street corridor. The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2023. The project is being paid for with federal, state, and host community agreements, as well as Town funds. For more information, please visit the dedicated project site here. ~Press Release

 
Tailgating at the HCA, Halloween Style
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Endorsement of James Arena-DeRosa

Editor:

I have known James Arena-DeRosa for more than twenty years. James has always been involved in social and economic issues.

As our State Representative James will be a supporter of the following: Women’s Rights, Education, Economic Development and preserving the Environment.

This makes James the right person to take the needs of the people of the district to the legislature.

James is a family man; his wife Lina is a Senior Center Director. They have two sons Anthony and Alessandro.

I request that you VOTE for James Arena-DeRosa State Representative on or before November 8th.

Mary Jo LaFreniere
Vice-Chair Hopkinton Select Board
Walcott Valley Dr.

Hopkinton MA 01748


HCA Hosts Festivities and Food


October 30, 2022 - The Hopkinton Center for the Arts was indeed both scary and delicious last evening as people, from young to old, put on Halloween personalities and ventured into the spotlights, and to the food vendors. More events today at HCA.

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Legacy Farms Diwali at Keefe Tech

October 30, 2022 - The South Asian community got together to celebrate last night at Keefe Tech. To see a greeting from Hopkinton Select Board member Shahidul Mannan as well as some dancing by the children, choose the video above. To enlarge the thumbnails below, choose each one.
 

John McKay, 88, formerly of Hopkinton, died Monday, October 24, 2022 in Hollywood, FL. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late William and Sybil McKay.

John worked for many years as a chemist. He had a deep love for traveling and the arts.

He is survived by his special caregivers Robert and Elizabeth Arena of Hollywood, FL. He is predeceased by his longtime partner Eugene Guerrrini.

Calling Hours will be held Wednesday, November 2, 2022 from 8:45 to 10:15 a.m. at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Parish. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Ashland.
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MILFORD REGIONAL’S 2022 ANNUAL FUNDRAISING
GALA & LIVE AUCTION SET FOR NOV. 5
Mélange Returns to In-person Event

Medway, Mass.—Mélange 2022 Gala and Live Auction – “A Lifeline to Our Future”—the signature fundraiser for Milford Regional Medical Center, is scheduled to take place on November 5 at The Willows at Medway. This year, the region’s much anticipated annual benefit will be held in person following a virtual format for the past two years.

Since 2005, the Mélange Gala has been providing crucial funds needed to support the most immediate needs of the hospital.

“We’re thrilled that the Mélange Gala is returning to an in-person event this year,” said Milford Regional Medical Center President & CEO Edward J. Kelly. “Not only will it be a remarkable night for everyone to enjoy, but most importantly, it helps support our mission of providing outstanding care and services to the communities we serve.”

Mélange 2022 will be hosted by Salmon Health & Retirement. Celebrity auctioneer Paul Zekos of The Zekos Group will host the live auction portion of the evening that will feature high-ticket bid items, ranging from travel packages to once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

This year’s event is chaired by Anthony and Susan Consigli. “It really is an honor for Susan and I to be chairing this event,” said Anthony Consigli. “For more than 18 years, the Mélange Gala has been bringing the Milford Regional community together for a common cause that continues to play a vital role in the future of the hospital.”

“The tremendous support from our sponsors so far has created a wonderful momentum leading up to Milford Regional’s cornerstone event. Their commitment plays such a significant role in the success of our much-anticipated Gala,” said Co-Chair Susan Consigli.

Sponsorships are available at six different funding levels ranging from $25,000 to $1,000.

Existing “Hero” sponsors ($25,000) include: The Brucato Family, Green Site Services, Imperial Cars, SALMON Health & Retirement and Wayne J. Griffin Electric.

“Livesaver” sponsors ($10,000) include: A & A Window Products, Inc., Vascen J. Bogigian (File photo), Bessa Brothers Construction, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brown & Brown, Inc., Century 21 The Real Estate Group, Community EMS, Consigli Construction Co., Inc., Family Orthodontics, Hillview Equipment and Leasing Company, Inc., Hyman and Shirley Hill Foundation, Inc., Kimball Sand Company, Inc., Koopman Lumber Company, Inc., Lobisser & Ferreira Companies, Lockheed Solutions, MAS Building & Bridge, Inc., Milford Anesthesia Consultants, P.C., Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP, Mohan Family Foundation, Orion Emergency Services, Mr. Bruno Orlandi, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent J. Osterman, Physicians Insurance Agency of Massachusetts, REC Hopkinton, Riverdale Mills Corporation, Rockland Trust, Rubicon Builders, SOS Corporation, Specialty Services of New England, Sunrise Erectors, Inc., Terva Corporation, Tinio Corporation, UniBank, W. L. French Excavating Corporation and Worldband.

The Mélange Gala and Live Auction takes place on Saturday, November 5 and begins at 5 p.m. The Willows at Medway is located at 44 Willow Pond Circle, Medway. For more information on the event, to purchase tickets, and for sponsorship opportunities, view Foundation.MilfordRegional.org. or call 508.422.2228.


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Holliston 21, Hopkinton 19

October 29, 2022 - Joey Carrazza (#21) takes the ball to the goal without the least bit of interference from anyone, putting six more points on the board for the Hillers at David M. Hughes Stadium Saturday night.
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Dam Repair

October 29, 2022- Above, a hoisting engineeer and a laborer from Stockbridge Construction Company were performing repairs this week at the Whitehall Brook Dam, at the pond known to locals as Firehouse Pond, due to a fire station housing an engine on the pond's shore decades ago, the foundation of which remains standing to this day; file photo, below.  The house across the street remains standing.

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The Color Keeps Hanging On

October 28, 2022 - There's only one place in Hopkinton where any billboards are located, and that is on Hayden Rowe Street. To the right of the still-colorful trees, a roadway is being cut in that will lead to an eight-home community to be built by 20th Century Homes, Hopkinton's premier home builder.

 
A Little to the Right...


October 28, 2022 - October 28, 2022 Everyone loves Owls, right?! Luckily for this Barred Owl, a local woman found her (or him?) in the road last night at 9 pm. I accepted the Owl with no where else for her to go until morning. Unwrapped her from the towel the finder dropped her off in, and took a look. Heart sank....badly broken wing. But still super strong and fiesty! Dropped off at Tufts first thing this morning. Not expecting the best outcome, thrilled to report Tufts may try to surgically repair! Very healthy Owl otherwise, I'll get an update tomorrow, after more xrays. Absolutely magical birds, praying she does well with surgery so that she goes to stay with Jessica Zorge-Perna of Raptor Tales for recovery and rehab (huge thanks to Jessica for immediately responding to my texts after 9 pm last night!).

It may not seem like a big deal, but if you care about owls, please don't throw any food waste out of your car window. Trash/waste attracts the small mammals that Owls (and Hawks) prey on, to the side of the road. Car strikes are inevitable when a raptor hunts those small mammals on the roadside. Look in the medians of any highway. Heartbreaking, seeing their lifeless feathers blowing, laying deceased along the median.
Praying this one gets to go home, one day. Back to the woods where she belongs, and feels safe. ~From Julie Ford.

No Sidewalk? No Problem!

October 28, 2022 - James, his campaign manager, and others were waving well-wishes to the rush-hour passersby late yesterday afternoon, a Thursday, as November 8, 2022 draws near. According to Town Clerk Connor Degan, many people have already early-voted. Scroll down three content blocks for a sample ballot.

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It's Friday Again! For Many, That Means Fish and Football (At Home Vs. Holliston at David M. Hughes Stadium, Tonight at 7:00 pm)
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Hopkinton Police Dept Shares Tips for Celebrating Halloween and Trick-or-Treating Safely

HOPKINTON — Police Chief Joseph Bennett and the Hopkinton Police Department would like to share guidance and safety tips as Halloween approaches to help Hopkinton residents celebrate safely this season.

Costume Safety
Enjoy a safe and happy Halloween by following these guidelines from the FDA, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:


Wear costumes that say “flame resistant” on the label. If you make your costume, use flame-resistant fabrics such as polyester or nylon.


Wear bright, reflective costumes or add strips of reflective tape so you’ll be more visible; make sure the costumes aren’t so long that you’re in danger of tripping.


Wear makeup and hats rather than costume masks that can obscure your vision.


Test the makeup you plan to use in advance. Put a small amount on the arm of the person who will be wearing it. If a rash, redness, swelling, or other signs of irritation develop where the makeup was applied, that's a sign of a possible allergy.
Vibrantly colored makeup is popular at Halloween. Check the FDA’s list of color additives to see if the colors are FDA-approved. If they aren’t approved for their intended use, don’t use them. This is especially important for colored makeup around the eyes.


Don’t wear decorative (colored) contact lenses that appear to change how your eyes look due to the risk of eye injury, unless you have seen an eye care professional for a proper fitting and been given instructions for how to use the lenses. See Eye Safety below for more information.


Trick-or-Treating Safety
According to the National Safety Council, children are more than twice as likely to be struck by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year. To help prevent such a tragedy, parents and trick-or-treaters are urged to consider these tips before heading out:


A responsible adult should accompany young children on neighborhood rounds.


If older children or teenagers are going out alone, plan and review a route that you feel is safe and acceptable for them to follow.


Agree on a specific time older children and teenagers should return home.


Teach your children never to enter a stranger’s home or car.


Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends.


Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home.


Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street. Always look both ways before crossing the street.


Driving Safety
Each year, Halloween is traditionally celebrated with trick-or-treating and parties — and candy and drinks. Unfortunately, the night often includes impaired drivers on the streets. Here are some tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to keep Halloween safe.


Be alert for trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Slow down and continue to scan the road in areas where they are likely to be or where sight distances are limited.


On Halloween there will likely be more pedestrians on the roads and in places where they are not expected. Slower speeds save lives.


Stay alert for pedestrians who may come out from between parked cars or behind shrubbery. Stop and wait for them to pass.


Don’t look at your phone when you’re driving. Your attention needs to always be on the road.


If you see a potentially impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement.


The Drug Enforcement Administration also recently released an advisory regarding the availability of colorful fentanyl across the country. Since August 2022, DEA and law enforcement partners have seized brightly-colored fentanyl and fentanyl pills in 26 states. Brightly-colored fentanyl is being seized in multiple forms, including pills, powder, and blocks that resemble sidewalk chalk. Often referred to as “rainbow fentanyl,” the DEA cautions that the trend appears to be a new method to sell highly addictive and potentially deadly fentanyl made to look like candy to children and young people. Learn more about fake pills at the DEA's One Pill Can Kill campaign page.

The Hopkinton Police Department wishes the community a safe and happy Halloween!     HopNews file photos.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Unlocked vehicle on Parkwood Drive - secured, assist FD
on Lakeshore Drive, Hit & Run MVA on
cedar Street - took report, Westborough PD reports hit & run in
their town - involved to contact them...
October 25, 2022
Existing arrest
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Frances Wood Milne Sullivan
It is with deep sadness we share the news that our beloved mother, Frances, has passed away. She was surrounded by her children upon her passing on October 9th, 2022, at the age of 90. She was an amazing woman, mother, and friend to those fortunate to have known her.

She was born in Montague, Massachusetts on November 5th, 1931, grew up in Shelburne Falls, and graduated from Arms Academy.

The daughter of Donald G. and Elizabeth M. Wood, she was predeceased by her brother, Donald Jr.; sisters, Mary, Arlene, and Judith. Her husband, Edmund B. Sullivan and former husband, James W. Milne Jr., predeceased her.

An educator, Frances taught in schools in Massachusetts and Connecticut. She held degrees from the State Teachers College at Fitchburg and Southern Connecticut State College.

She leaves her children, Jayne Swanson (Kevin), Andrew Milne, Elizabeth Spilsbury, Lucy Milne, Alexander Milne (Katherine); and daughter-in-law, Beth Moore. Her son, Robert Milne, predeceased her.

She is survived by eleven wonderful grandchildren a number of great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

A memorial service will be held at The Arms Cemetery in Shelburne Falls in the late spring. If desired, please donate to Doctors Without Borders or to a charity or cause that you love ( https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/  ). Arrangements are by the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home.
 
Thanks to HCAM for Producing This Video for PJB

Dam Fog

October 25, 2022 - Ahem! Perhaps Fog at the Dam or The Dam in Fog would have been more appropriate ways of expressing the title.

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Town Clerk Connor Degan Makes it Clear
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Hopkinton Youth and Family Services:

Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee endorses 4 ballot questions and the Democratic slate with James Arena-DeRosa for State Representative

On Friday night October 21, 2022, at a special committee meeting, the Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee endorsed all 4 ballot questions and the full Democratic slate.

The HDTC supports a YES vote on all four ballot questions that will be decided at the November 8 elections.
(1) Additional Tax on Income Over One Million Dollars
(2) Regulation of Dental Insurance
(3) Expanded Availability of Licenses for the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages
(4) Eligibility for Driver’s Licenses

    For more information, visit Elections: 2022 Information For Voters (state.ma.us) We encourage voters to learn more about these ballot questions and candidates.
    The HDTC endorses James Arena-DeRosa for State Representative. James has extensive public service experience that has prepared him to effectively represent Hopkinton in the State House. He will:
    - Build partnerships with local Hopkinton leaders and advocate on their behalf on issues like infrastructure, education, seniors and other town needs
    - Be accessible and available to all constituents
   - Champion state policy that tackles critical issues like town funding, climate change, and women’s healthcare and reproductive rights.
    The HDTC adds our endorsement to the many James has received, including Carolyn Dykema, our former State Representative, Karen Spilka, the president of the MA Senate, numerous elected and retired MA politicians, the Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood, and the Massachusetts Teachers Association.

The election is on November 8. Early voting starts on Saturday October 22, and voter registration is open until October 29.

The Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee mission is to foster and sustain an active, informed electorate; encourage citizen participation in government as elected and appointed officials; strengthen the local Democratic Party, both in numbers and in sense of purpose; and work in conjunction with the State and National Democratic Party to secure freedom and justice for people everywhere. We hold hybrid meetings the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM; all are welcome. For more information about the HDTC and to sign up for our mailing list, visit our website or Facebook page.

Darlene Hayes, Chair HDTC        Ellen Rutter, Secretary HDTC
508-435-2023                             508-259-2000
1 Third Ave                                 24 Forest Lane
Hopkinton, MA                             Hopkinton, MA


HOPKINTON - Peter David Nute, 69, of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, passed away unexpectedly on October 22, 2022.

Born on January 15, 1953 to the late Charles and Grace (Harrington) Nute in Manchester, Connecticut, Peter grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he could always be found in and on the water. He graduated from the University of Florida where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Building Construction and went on to build a successful career in the heavy construction industry for 46 years as a Superintendent and Estimator. Devoted husband, father, brother, and “Grampy”, Peter loved nothing more than spending time with his family, especially his four grandchildren. Hiking, nature, music, history, and photography were his lifelong passions.

Peter is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Shirley (Ramdharry), son Christopher Nute and his wife Melanie (Dunn) of Upton Massachusetts, daughter Amanda Harpole and her husband Theron of Wayland Massachusetts, and daughter Jessica Wasniewski and her husband Joseph of Needham Massachusetts; grandchildren Arya Harpole, Lea and Xander Wasniewski, and Samantha Nute; brother Robert Nute of Seabrook, Texas, sister Dorothy Weigel of Hobe Sound, Florida, and sister Kathleen Morrow of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his brother Arthur.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 10:00 am at St. John the Evangelist Parish, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton, MA. Calling hours will be held on Friday October 28, 2022 from 4-7pm at Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton, MA.

Donations may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. John the Evangelist Parish, Hopkinton, MA.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts*
Backpack hanging from a tree on South Street - clothes underneath -
but no people nearby, Hayden Rowe Street - deceased deer in roadway -
moved to side, loose dog runing loose on School Street - caller will bring
to Baypath, large crowd of people arguing on South Street, 2 car MVA on
Lumber Street ext. - no PI, South Street caller lost wallet over the weekend,
wires across Maple Street roadway - Verizon moved them, walk-in reports
someone has trespassed on his property over the weekend, Hayden Rowe
resident reports his dog got loose, caller reports erratic operator heading
toward Ashland, East Main Street caller reports a struck dog - officer
reports it is deceased, suspicious vehicle on Wedgewood Drive - GOA...
October 24, 2022
Arrest Log

*Hello, I am Maddie an indoor cat (Picture on left) who got out one week ago, and who can't find my way home. I have no voice, so I can't talk to you. But please text my owner at 508-330-3247. And while I await my owner's arrival, I wouldn't turn down a saucer of milk and a few Friskies treats.

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Special Loon presentation on November 1, 2022

Save the Date! Mass Wildlife Loon presentation 6:30PM Tuesday November 1, 2022 at the Hopkinton Public Library. Information will be presented on the history of loons in Massachusetts, threats to the species, and the current conservation efforts to conserve this species in the state.


Presenter: Andrew Vitz, Ph.D., MassWildlife, State Ornithologist


Bio: Andrew received a B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Ohio State University where he studied the effects of forest management on migratory songbirds. Following graduate school, he was an avian ecologist at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pennsylvania, where he managed the Powdermill Avian Research Center. Andrew is currently the State Ornithologist for the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife where he focuses on bird conservation throughout the state. Photo previously submitted by Jeff Peters and presented in HopNews.

 
Representative Carolyn Dykema Endorses 8th Middlesex House Candidate James Arena-DeRosa

October 24th, 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 officially been endorsed by former State Representative Carolyn Dykema.


After representing the 8th Middlesex district since 2009, Representative Carolyn Dykema resigned this February. Representative Carolyn Dykema says she supports James to succeed her because he is “committed to listening and partnering with local leaders, and will be an effective voice for our district on the environment, infrastructure, and public education while continuing to support our seniors and veterans.”


James remembers hosting a campaign event for Carolyn in his home the first time she ran for office in 2008, and “looks forward to her continued guidance and advice” as he seeks to follow her exemplary service to the District.


Since his campaign began, James Arena-DeRosa has also earned the support of nearly fifty current and former local elected officials from every town in the 8th Middlesex District, as well as many local and national unions.


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 Dykeman’s resignation in February. Representative David Linsky’s 5th Middlesex District no longer includes Millis and Sherborn.For more information, please visit www.jamesforstaterep.com  .


Senate Enacts Bill to Limit the Use of Step Therapy

 BOSTON – 10/24/2022) The Massachusetts State Senate on Monday enacted legislation to limit the use of step therapy, or ‘fail first’ protocols that too often direct patients to cheaper medications rather than those more suitable to treat their condition. The bill, An Act relative to step therapy and patient safety, gives health care providers more leverage in determining the most effective treatment options for patients, saving patients expensive and painful regimens on medications they know to be ineffective or harmful. This bill builds on similar legislation passed by the Senate in 2020.

“Today, the Senate has taken action to reinforce its belief that health care decisions should be made by patients and their providers,” stated Senate President Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland). “I’m proud that the Senate has consistently led on the issue of limiting the use of step therapy as part of a wider strategy to shift the balance of health care back in the direction of the patient. I want to thank Senators Cyr, Friedman, and Rodrigues for continuing to work to get this important legislation onto the Governor’s desk.”

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Small tan dog loose on Elm Street - GOA, individual flagged down
officer regarding handicap parking violation - citation issued - Windsor
to have vehcile towed, Two TT units causing traffic issues on Cedar
Street - GOA, caller states black Infinity operating at 80 mph on
Clinton Street, fraudulent unemployment claim, alrm srviced
at n/c, caller's dog bitten on Sunday, tree hanging over wires on
Cedar Street, 911 caller in Holliston reports vehicle driving on the
wrong side of road, Clinton Street caller requests conversation
with officer about neighbor - child is back home, MVA on Main
Street - no PI -criminal app issued, Old Farm Road caller reports
laptop is stolen, Sanctuary Lane caller reports stolen iPhone -
pinging in Marlborough, found keys turned in, MSP requested to
light up DMV on 495 while awaiting tow, erratic driver on Church Street
contact Milford for Portuguese-speaking officer - driver arrested
for OUI and more, individual on Benson Road called to complain
that a dog attacked him and his dog, caller complains about erratic driver
on West Main Street- GOA, citizen complains through online form
about detour-induced speeding, caller reports truck driving too closely,
Woodview Way caller said coworker received a harrassing/uncomfortable
phone call that made her feel unsafe and was locking up the leasing office
as a result, Forest Lane resident received package that appeared not to
be tampered with but was missing 2 of 3 necklaces ordered, walk-in
believes she is being harrassed - order issued by on-call judge,
caller reports harrassing phone calls from ex, assist FD, assist
Southborough FD with coverage, Forest Lane caller reports she
and her dog were attacked by neighbor's dog, More...
October 21, 22, 23, 2022
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Happy Diwali

Learn about Diwali
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Been Thinking About Fay School in Southborough?

Have you considered applying to Fay School, but want to learn more about our programs and the admission process? Join us on Sunday, November 6 for our Admission Open House! Learn more here: https://www.fayschool.org/admission/admission-events

Disappearing

October 23, 2022 - Just like the colorful leaves we see disappearing from the deciduous trees on Fowler Road above, open space in Northbridge will bow to new homes as growing urban population continues to seek the countryside; and infrastructure and schools keep improving. The children of many Hopkinton Townies have found that moving two towns away is more affordable.
 

The Reverend Dr. David L. Dickerman died at home on Thursday, October 6, 2022. Born in Lynn, MA in 1943, the son of Frederick and Bessie R. Dickerman, David grew up in Hopkinton, MA.

He leaves his wife, the Reverend Martha (Eames) Dickerman, and his sons AJ and Peter Dickerman. He also leaves his sister Ruth Ann and her husband Allen.

David attended Hopkinton High School, received his bachelor’s degree from Springfield College in 1965, his Master of Divinity from Yale University in 1969, and his Doctorate in Ministry from Hartford Seminary in 1980.

David loved computers, television, and watching competitive singing on YouTube. He also loved music, played piano and organ, and sang with the Cape Cod Chorale. He was a good man who has gone home.

Friends and relatives are invited to a memorial service on Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 2:00 P.M.in the Hallett Funeral Home, 273 Station Ave., South Yarmouth, MA. Onward and upward.

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Wow!

AWE inspiring sight! This is a hatch year Red Shouldered Hawk, perched after rain, drying feathers. Beautiful feathers!!! 😍 ~ Julie
A Seasonal Reminder from Plumber Peter Zereski and HopNews.com
 
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Health and Wellness

October 22, 2022 - Senate President Karen Spilka can chalk up another successful health and wellness fair after taking care of around 200 participants at Keefe Tech today. Above, Presdident Spilka watches as a campaign worker (off camera) calls out raffle tickets toward the end of the day's programming.



Congratulations, Trooper Molly McGaffigan

Formerly a Hopkinton Police Officer, whose light shone brightly, Molly McGaffigan has earned the title of Massachusetts State Police Trooper following training and graduation.

Hopkinton Police Department has posted this photo on their their facebook, as well as the following:


"All of the members of the Hopkinton Police Department would like to congratulate the Members of the 87th Massachusetts State Police Recruit Training Troop.


"HPD would especially like to congratulate Trooper Molly McGaffigan. We wish you all the best Molly!"
 
TONIGHT!! SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2022

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from October 14, 2022 - October 21, 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  

4 Sylvan Way Hongfang Li $2,250,000 October 21, 2022 Jane H Lesslauer Tr, et al
158 Ash Street Maryellen Tetreault $705,000 October 21, 2022 Daniel Gregory Anastas Tr, et al
27 Weston Lane U27WES Peter P Graham, Denise M Graham $759,000 October 21, 2022 Trails, LLC
77 Weston Lane WES Elizabeth H Lee $664,000 October 21, 2022 Trails LLC
97 Saddle Hill Road Sudesh S Nair $1,155,000 October 21, 2022 Kathleen Mary Faletra Tr, et al
79 Weston Lane U79WES Richard Eisenberg, Jeanine Eisenberg $749,000 October 21, 2022 Trails LLC
29 Weston Lane U 29 Stephen J Granger, et al $699,000 October 21, 2022 Trails, LLC
75 Weston Lane Unit 75WES Karen V Durgampudi $664,000 October 21, 2022 Trails LLC
155 Lumber Street Weiheng Dang, Linmengyu Zhao $685,000 October 20, 2022 Sharon L. Burdzel
6 Leman Lane Unit1B Sharon Reynolds, Joseph G Wilcox $465,000 October 19, 2022 Paul Ostrander, et al
Last Time        
177 Hayden Rowe Street John Brian Gulbrandsen $312, 507 October 13, 2022 Wells Fargo Bank
1 Cross Street Mauricio Bremermann Bronchini $525,000 October 11, 2022 Brian M Rizza, Tess E Gannaway
60 Rockwood Lane U 41 Richard G Ostrander Jr, Tr
Gemma P Ostrander Tr, et al
$888,000 October 7, 2022 Brian L Engstrom, Lisa B Engstrom
71 Weston Lane U 71 WES Deborah A Thomas, Kevin P Thomas $759,000 October 7, 2022 Trails LLC
73 Weston Lane U73 Charlene R Steurer Tr, John E Streurer Tr, et al $724,000 October 7, 2022 Trails LLC
173 Saddle Hill Road Merrimack Valley Builders, Inc $370,000 October 5, 2022 Francis J Durso III, Francis J Durso Jr Est
270 Hayden Rowe St Kathleen Marchioni $332,500 October 5, 2022 Mark Marchioni
19 Maple Street SJR Realty LLC $415,000 October 3, 2022 Catherine Petrelli
Time Before        
157 Lumber Street Elizabeth A Keohane, Shamus P Keohane $1,110,000 September 30, 2022 Michael E Bullock, Joan Bullock
4 Morningside Lane Unit 214 Bharath Bommena, Devi Priya Rajeswari Kotagiri $695,000 September 30, 2022 Karthik Kumar Nichenametla
77 South Street Units 4, 5, 6 Project Just Because Inc. $2,098,000 September 30, 2022 Bevleo Realty Inc.
35 Aspen Way Unit 263 Siddharth Deen Doshi, et al $785,000 September 30, 2022 Siddarth Chattopadhyay, Aparna Banerjee
5 Pinecrest Village Unit 5 Mehreen Naz $399,900 September 30, 2022 Dorothy Ferriter-Wallace
27 North Street Graham Brown, Kayla Daly $780,000 September 29, 2022 Brenda M Bond Tr., et al
30 Chamberlain Street Mariia Butko, Maxim V Arefyev $670,000 September 29, 2022 Jesse Racicot, Alana Mahoney
60 Greenwood Road Jun Bei, Ying Liang $1,610,000 September 28, 2022 Shelia Anderson, Robin Anderson
9 Valleywood Road Qinghua Ye $700,000 September 28, 2022 Jun Bei, Ying Liang
33 Forest Lane Unit 25 Joseph M Sullivan, Kenna M Sullivan $558,000 September 27, 2022 Carmen Alicia Marcano Asratian
15 Fawn Ridge Road Zhengxin Dong, Langyu Wu $2,226,000 September 27, 2022 Robin L Robertson
24 Amherst Road Xun Che, Jie Tang $660,000 September 26, 2022 Jennifer A Baima
Week Before That        
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

Scare-Owl

October 21, 2022 - Some people, like yours truly, enjoy bringing a camera to Hopkinton State Park to take shots of the watchable wildlife. Many cormorants and other birds have been seen enjoying hanging around the moored boats that might be tied to this or another floating dock, or on the dock itself. Although fake owls can be purchased that operate with a solar-powered swiveling head, we couldn't get this one to move as much as a feather; but none of the usual geese or cormorants were hanging around, either.
Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Assist FD on Glen Road, civil dispute on Old Town Road,
Ash Street resident complained of speeders, A Street
caller reported a scam phone call, detail officer reports
finding a cell phone and cards - left message for owner,
suspicious activity on Rosewood Lane - caller believes neighbor
is growing and selling marijuana, MVA on East Street - no PI,
Revolutionary Way caller reports a stolen package
October 20, 2022
Arrest Log

 

MassDOT Project Number: 606043
Construction Advisory No. 48 October 21, 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 October 24, 2022, to October 28, 2022
Detours
• The eastbound detour from Grove Street to Maple Street to Hayden Rowe will be used Monday-Friday
• The eastbound detour from Pleasant Street to Maple Street to Hayden Rowe will be used on Tuesday
East Side of Project
• Continue underground service connections up to property lines from Church Street to the 135/85 intersection
135/85 Intersection
• Continue new traffic signal work at 85/135 intersection
Project Wide
• Raise castings on manholes project wide
• Temporary paving for driveways and back of sidewalk gravel areas

Working hours for the 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
The Town of Hopkinton appreciates your patience and consideration while we work to support MassDOT’s project to revitalize our downtown infrastructure.

Working hard for Hopkinton Homeowners and the surrounding Communities

Middlesex Sheriff’s Office warns of expert witness scam


BILLERICA, Mass. – October 21, 2022 - The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO) is warning residents to be aware of an active, ongoing scam potentially targeting medical professionals.

In three separate incidents reported to the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office, individuals working in the medical field reported receiving calls telling them they had failed to appear as expert witnesses in court matters. The scammer, or scammers, utilized a fake name and identified themselves as a member of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office.

In one instance, a scammer told one professional that they may have to pay $10,000 in fines and fees. Fortunately, none of those who reported the calls to the MSO lost any money.

“Often times these arrest scams revolve around a failure to appear for jury duty or pay taxes, but these calls are the first