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Madeline J. Norton, 88

Madeline J. Norton, 88 of Hopkinton passed away Tue Sept. 14th at her home surrounded by family. Born in Natick, she was the daughter of the late John and June (Sobieski) Garvey and wife of the late Henry “Bud” Norton who died in 1985. Madeline worked as a bookkeeper for many years for St. John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton and later St. Bridget Church in Maynard. She will be remembered for her love of family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mrs. Norton is survived by her children: Debi Womack and her husband Steven; Jack Norton and his wife Robin; Nancy Cotter; Jim Norton and his wife Alison; and Madelyn Joyce and her husband John; 12 grandchildren; Melissa Danielli and her husband Neer, Darcy Repucci and her husband Nate, Jason Wright and his wife Colleen, Justin Norton and his wife Lauren, Michael Norton and his wife Holly, Steve Womack, Sam Harris and her husband Jamie, Stefanie Johnson and her husband Dean, Marc Cotter, John Joyce and his fiancée Jamie Lewis, Shawn Womack and his fiancée MacKenzie, Julie Joyce and significant other Ben Fuller; 15 great grandchildren: Eyal Danielli, Shiri Danielli, Enzo Repucci, Braden Chapman, Zevi Danielli, Natan Danielli, Leili Danielli, Isabella Repucci, Leo Repucci, Ryleigh Harris, Declan Wright, James Harris, Finn Norton, Liam Norton and Jax Joyce; siblings: Jack and Erma Garvey, Linda Curley, Margie and Jim Young, Richard and Thayne Garvey, and Dan Norton. She was predeceased by Barbara and Bob Benedict, Janet Norton, Jean and Ray Blake, and Jim Garvey.

A Graveside Service will be held Friday Sept. 17th at 10:30am in St. John’s Cemetery, Mayhew St., Hopkinton, MA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Framingham Heart Study Research Fund, 595 Commonwealth Ave., Suite 700, Boston, MA 02215.

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Pushing Off


September 15, 2021 - Julie said this juvenile cormorant went fishless while she watched. Above, it pushes off of a rock, giving it the height it needs for attaining flight.
 

Milford Regional Medical Center Earns National Recognition for Efforts to Improve Stroke Treatment

The American Heart Association presents Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold award for commitment to prioritizing quality care for stroke patients

 

Milford — Milford Regional Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Gold Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Award for our commitment to ensure stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.

 

Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the U.S. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. Early stroke detection and treatment are key to improving survival, minimizing disability and speeding recovery times.

 

Get With The Guidelines-Stroke was developed to assist healthcare professionals to provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines for treating stroke patients.

 

“Milford Regional is honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our dedication to helping our patients have the best possible chance of survival after a stroke,” says Edward J. Kelly, president & CEO of Milford Regional. “Get With The Guidelines-Stroke makes it easier for our teams to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis to improve outcomes for stroke patients.”

 

Each year program participants apply for the award recognition by demonstrating how their organization has committed to providing quality care for stroke patients. In addition to following treatment guidelines, participants also provide education to patients to help them manage their health and rehabilitation once at home.

 

“We are pleased to recognize Milford Regional Medical Center for their commitment to stroke care,” said Lee H. Schwamm, M.D., national chairperson of the Quality Oversight Committee and Executive Vice Chair of Neurology, Director of Acute Stroke Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. “Research has shown that hospitals adhering to clinical measures through the Get With The Guidelines quality improvement initiative can often see fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates.”

 

Additionally, Milford Regional received the Association’s Target: Type 2 Honor Roll award. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet quality measures developed with more than 90% of compliance for 12 consecutive months for the “Overall Diabetes Cardiovascular Initiative Composite Score.”

 

Milford Regional also met specific scientific guidelines as a Primary Stroke Center featuring a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the emergency department.

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State Health Officials Announce Two Additional Human Cases of West Nile Virus in Massachusetts
Residents urged to continue to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites

BOSTON (September 14, 2021) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced two additional human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) in the state this year. WNV infection was identified in a woman in her 70s who was exposed in Essex County and a man in his 60s exposed in Middlesex County. This brings the total number of human cases of WNV to six this year; there has been one animal case.

As a result of these new WNV cases, nine communities in Essex County are now considered at moderate risk: Boxford, Essex, Georgetown, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester, Newbury, Rowley, and Topsfield. Twenty-seven communities in Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, and Suffolk counties are at high risk.

As overnight temperatures get cooler, mosquito activity right around dusk and dawn may be more intense.

“There are large numbers of mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus right now in parts of Massachusetts due to a nearly perfect combination of periodic rain and warm temperatures,” said Acting Public Health Commissioner Margret Cooke. “All six of our human cases have been in people over the age of 50. It is especially critical that people at risk for severe disease, such as those over 50 and anyone with immune compromise, remember to take steps to prevent mosquito bites anytime they are outdoors.”

In 2020, there were five human cases of WNV infection identified in Massachusetts. WNV is usually transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. While WNV can infect people of all ages, people over the age of 50 are at higher risk for severe disease. Most people infected with WNV will have no symptoms. When present, WNV symptoms tend to include fever and flu-like illness. In rare cases, more severe illness can occur.

People have an important role to play in protecting themselves and their loved ones from illnesses caused by mosquitoes.

Avoid Mosquito Bites

Apply Insect Repellent when Outdoors. Use a repellent with DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide), permethrin, picaridin (KBR 3023), oil of lemon eucalyptus [p-menthane 3, 8-diol (PMD)], or IR3535 according to the product label. DEET products should not be used on infants under two months of age and should be used in concentrations of 30% or less on older children. Oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under three years of age.

Be Aware of Peak Mosquito Hours. The hours from dusk to dawn are peak biting times for many mosquitoes. Consider rescheduling outdoor activities that occur during evening or early morning.

Clothing Can Help Reduce Mosquito Bites. Wear long-sleeves, long pants, and socks when outdoors to help keep mosquitoes away from your skin.

Mosquito-Proof Your Home

Drain Standing Water. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by either draining or discarding items that hold water. Check rain gutters and drains. Empty any unused flowerpots and wading pools, and change the water in birdbaths frequently.

Install or Repair Screens. Keep mosquitoes outside by having tightly fitting screens on all of your windows and doors.

Protect Your Animals

Animal owners should reduce potential mosquito breeding sites on their property by eliminating standing water from containers such as buckets, tires, and wading pools – especially after heavy rains. Water troughs should be flushed out to reduce mosquitoes near paddock areas. Horse owners should keep horses in indoor stalls at night to reduce their risk of exposure to mosquitoes. Owners should also speak with their veterinarian about mosquito repellents approved for use in animals and vaccinations to prevent WNV and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). If an animal is diagnosed with WNV or EEE, owners are required to report to the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources’ (MDAR) Division of Animal Health by calling 617-626-1795 and to the DPH by calling 617-983-6800.

More information, including all WNV and EEE positive results, can be found at www.mass.gov/MosquitoesandTicks or by calling the DPH Epidemiology Program at 617-983-6800.

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Hopkinton Police Department Partners with Students on Award Winning Invention

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Morgan's Harbor to Hill
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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Parking ticket for illegal parking on Church Street,
trees in road (x2), tree fell on vehicle, student
got on wrong bus, dog on dog attack,
Hopkinton DPW truck spotted in Andover in
breakdown lane of 495, State Police notified,
vehicle in front a caller's house was cleaners for
neighbor, 2 elderly occupants disabled on ramp,
noisy neighbor, ammo dropped off, 3
individuals on Loop Road sent along, OUI arrest,
large party on Connelly Hill will keep volume down,
vehicle vs. mailbox,




September 10, 11, 12, 2021
One New Arrest
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from September 4, 2021 to September 10, 2021
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Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
3 Teaberry Lane #307 Shreenil Fadia, Bhumi Zala $980,000 September 10, 2021 Neil Khaund
4 Davenport Lane Luciano Fortes, Ane Rose Wagner Chaves Gilane $685,00 September 10, 2021 Lisa Y Baker Tr, et al
14 East Street Lia Garry, Michael Garry $678,000 September 9, 2021 Bradley G Palmer, Lisa A Palmer
17 Daniel Shays Road Sam McDonough, Amy McDonough $1,105,000 September 9, 2021 Carmello Holdings LLC
89 Saddle Hill Road Eamon Casucci, Ashley Casucci $850,000 September 7, 2021 Paul C Cassidy, Tracy A Cassidy
24 Poplar Lane Harshith Tenneti, Sai Lakshmi Sushma Annamraju $707,950 September 7, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
Last Week        
22 Falcon Ridge Drive James Butler, Katarzyna Sanetra Butler $1,175,000 September 3, 2021 William T Andrews, Ann L Andrews
24 Briarcliff Drive James M Donovan Jr, Kayla M Donovan $652,000 September 3, 2021 Matthew P Lavoie, et al
22 Poplar Lane Unit 291 Rayen Traze, Trishanti Traze $728,545 September 2, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
8 Jackson Street Michael Andrew Casista, $1,400,000 September 1, 2021 Thomas H Doherty, Kathleen Doherty
8 Cunningham Street Jonathan Lyson $650,000 September 1, 2021 James H Burton, Kylab McSweeney
11 Blackthorne Circle Theresa A Smith, Randy Pinto $884,900 September 1, 2021 Douglas M Nixon Janet M Nixon
15 Poplar Lane Unit 315 Sami Chogle, Faisa Chogle $908,657 September 1, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
63 Downey Street Christine S Keryakes et al $820,000 August 31, 2021 Kelly J Marino
14 Tammer Lane Matea Cenolli, Klajdi Cenolli $1,100,000 August 31, 2021 Stephen A Donoian, et al
8 Walcott Valley Drive Unit 4 Sharon L McInerny $331,000 August 31, 2021 Sharron Schofield
21 Smith Road Subha Kannath $1,180,000 August 31, 2021 Choudery Realty Trust, et al
10 Breakneck Hill Road Navjot Singh Ahuja, Sonu Chhabra, Najot S Ahuja $880,000 August 30, 2021 Scott A McIntyre, Cheryl L McIntyre
Week Before        
13 Poplar Lane Unit 316 Mark J Haranas, Bridget T Haranas, Mark R Haranas $911,437 August 27, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
14 Elizabeth Road Andrew Cox Marley, Amu Elizabeth Giroux Marley $1,100,000 August 27, 2021 Sean M Carney, Lauren B Carney
2 Juniper Trial Unit 143 Amit Jagdale, Neha Kaushal $750,000 August 26, 2021 Amarender R Sama, Ramana Kumari Malgireddy
19 Oliver Lane Huyen Nguyen Lu Edison $1,065,000 August 26, 2021 Brian E Thomas, Pamela L Thomas
302 West Main Street Hui Hu, Yun Shen $910,000 August 26, 2021 Scott R Mackie
104 Main Street Dolly A Santos $515,000 August 26, 2021 Jonathan Bertucci, Michelle Bertucci
45 North Street Andrei Konley, Tatyana Collier $654,000 August 26, 2021 Jeffrey S Bouffard, Nina Yen Bouffard
17 Sweetwater Way Unit 252 Satish Kumar Marla, Venkata Swetha Marti $701,000 August 26, 2021 Viral Makwana, Swati Parmar
28 Hayden Rowe Kevin R Ledoux, Kali N Danna $750,000 August 26, 2021 Paul James Wright, Claire B Wright
5 Leman Lane Unit a B1 Yangyang Zhou, Diwei, Shen $435,000 August 26, 2021 Steven Hung
47 Walcott Valley Dr Unit 36 Marek Grzegorz Dykta $259,900 August 26, 2021 Thomas E Direnzo, Lisa M Direnzo
17 Frostpane Lane Unit 60 Zinal Chheda, Arnik Shah $765,000 August 25, 2021 Girish Cherkady, Vinaya P Bantwal
30 Smith Road Michael P Sullivan, Jennifer M Sullivan $1,575,000 August 25, 2021 Stephen J Reilly, Lesley A Reilly
7 Hearthstone Road Zhimin Li, Adam Luter $1,105,000 August 25, 2021 Thomas C Goetz, Michele L Goetz
11 Poplar Lane Unit 317 Chang W Foo, Stephanie P Foo $900,795 August 25, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
23 Pendulum Pass Arthur Tzouganatos, Julianne Tzouganatos $1,200,000 August 23, 2021 23 Pendulum Pass Realty Tr.,
et al
6 Connelly Hill Road Shiji Joseph, Nandhini Ponninathan $1,425,000 August 23, 2021 Bradly H Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson
20 Roosevelt Lane John Wilbur, Lindsey Wilbur $834,900 August 23, 2021 John E Fischer, Barbara A Fischer
114 Lumber Street Jeevanand Gopikrishna, Sadhana Sridharan Nalaji $907,500 August 23, 2021 Shji Joseph, Nandini Ponninathan
Canty's Underdog Scholarship Fund Event

September 12, 2021 - From left, Hope Sheehan, Kelly DePaolo and Michelle Stevens assemble packages for raffle prizes at the Canty's Underdog Scholarship Fund fundraiser at Cornell's Irish Pub on Saturday. Proceeds, in memory of Brad Canty, go to funding scholarships for students who might not otherwise be recognized for conventional achievements. In addition, Kelly DePaolo is supporting the cause by collecting donations toward her bib number to go to the fund.
Those wishing to donate now can send their check to:
Canty's Underdog Scholarship Fund
5 Cunningham St.
Hopkinton, MA 01748
 
Fay School Breaks Ground on New Center

September 12, 2021 - Fay School has broken ground on a new center for design and creativity.
Check out the incredible potential of this special space here, to be completed in 2022..
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Carb-Loading

September 12, 2021. Getting ready for last Friday's game.
 

Wayland 40, Hopkinton 6

September 12, 2021 - Friday night wasn't the best outing for the Hopkinton Hillers, falling behind Wayland without a score on the board for the entire first half. Above, quarterback Robert Litscher plows through the defense, pulling a few Wayland defenders with him.

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9/11 20th Anniversary Tribute - Never Forget

September 11, 2021






September 11, 2021
Twenty years later, we still present a photo, left, from the collection of Robert Hole, of the towers at sometime before the  attack (Not on the same day). On the right is a photo contributed by the family of Christopher R. Zarba, Jr., who was on Flight 11, and was the only victim on that flight from Hopkinton, leaving a wife and 4 year-old son.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2021
REMINDER:

Please send donations to
Canty's Underdog Scholarship Fund
5 Cunningham St.
Hopkinton, MA 01748
Or come celebrate with us; or both!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2021

REMINDER

Town of Hopkinton Invites Community to Ceremony Marking 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

 

HOPKINTON — The Town of Hopkinton, the Veterans Celebration Committee, American Legion Post 202 and Old Guard New England would like to invite the public to a 9/11 Memorial Service in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the nation.

WHEN:
Saturday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m.

WHERE:
Town Common, 6 Hayden Rowe St.

WHO:
Veterans Celebration Committee
Members of American Legion Post 202
Members of Old Guard New England
Rev. Richard E. Cannon
Hopkinton Select Board
State Rep. Carolyn Dykema
Police Chief Joseph Bennett
Fire Chief William Miller
Town and Public Safety Officials
Hopkinton High School Band
Town Manager Norman Khumalo


WHAT:
The Town of Hopkinton will conduct an observance ceremony on Saturday to remember all those lost on Sept. 11, 2001 and in the Global War on Terrorism.

The ceremony will begin with a prayer from Rev. Richard E. Cannon followed by remarks from State Rep. Carolyn Dykema. The town will also offer thanks to local police and fire departments for their service.

The 38 Hopkinton veterans who have passed away since March 2020, including Post 202 Members Jack Aroian, Roy Stratton, Thomas Ellam and Richard Brault will be honored at the event.

The Hopkinton High School Band will perform at the ceremony.

“Twenty years may have passed since the Sept. 11 attacks, but that day still lives on in our memories and we will never forget it,” said Town Manager Khumalo. “We are proud to come together and remember all those lost on that fateful day, and recognize the bravery of the first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice protecting others. We encourage community members to join us in honoring them on Saturday.” Press Release Town of Hopkinton.

20 Years Later

September 11, 2021 - A Mural on the side of the Firehouse across the street from the site of the World Trade Center in NY shows a Commander pointing toward the burning Towers. 10 House, as it's called, was the First Responding company on 9/11 and they lost a number of Firefighters that day. ~ John Collins
 
St. Paul’s Fall Rummage Sale October 2

 

HOPKINTON, MASS (September 10, 2021) – Bargain hunters won’t want to miss the St. Paul’s Rummage Sale on Saturday, October 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There will be some great deals on adult and children’s apparel and accessories, and other household items! St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 61 Wood Street (Rte. 135) in Hopkinton.

Anyone wishing to donate items to the Rummage Sale is welcomed to drop off items0 (with the exception of books and electronics of any kind) at the church on Sunday, September 26 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Monday, September 27 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; Wednesday, September 29 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; and Friday, October 1 5:00 pm. – 7:00 p.m. Please – no stained clothing or clothing/items needing repair. Furniture should be small enough for one person to carry. Donations must be accepted by a church worker during the drop-off times above…please do not leave items outside the church door.

We will be following diocesan COVID requirements, so everyone will be asked to social distance and wear a mask (regardless of vaccination status).

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is called to be an embracing, nourishing and life-giving family in Christ. St. Paul’s members believe they are called to care for each other, for the community and for the world. For more information call 508-435-4536.

 
Harold D. Schmidt, 84


Harold D. Schmidt, 84, of Hopkinton, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Born in Paterson, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Marion (Koss) Schmidt and Herbert D. Schmidt. He was the husband of 52 years to the late Carolyn (Prosser) Schmidt.


Harold was a Veteran of the Army National Guard and was a competitive shooter in the US Army. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He was a chemical engineer and the president and co-owner of Teampron Products. Harold was an avid member of Rusty Nails Train Club and Tanheath Hunt Club. He was an accomplished painter, just like his father.


Harold is survived by three children, Dana Rebecca Kalipolites and her husband, Gary, Robert David William and his wife, Heather, and Doris Marie Schmidt and her husband, Jay Mullen. He also leaves behind 7 grandchildren, Zina Misurelli and her husband Tony, Athena Kalipolites, Brandon William, Dylan William, Richard Schaefer and his wife Elizabeth, Tanner Mullen, Kensey Mullen; 3 great-grandchildren, Kyrah, Hannah, and Montgomery. He is predeceased by his brother, Edward Schmidt.


A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Heart Assoc. www.Heart.org  or to Alzheimer’s www.alz.org .

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Milford Robbery

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Hopkinton Sculptor Receives Award


September 10, 2021 - ...At the Chicago Art Show.
High and Dry

September 9, 2021 - This turkey vulture displays a behavior that is often seen in cormorants, a diving bird, which holds its wings out to dry after diving for fish all day. We are not sure why the vulture is doing it, but if its wings had been water-logged like those of a cormorant, it never would have been able reach the heat of a third-story chimney flue, which it is apparently enjoying.
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Dear SACH Patron,
Chai on the Common is back after a long break!
Sunday, September 12th, 1:00pm to 5:00pm


Wake up your senses with some fresh and fragrant Chai latte or some chilled refreshing Mango Lassi smoothie. We’ve also got the classic savory samosa pastries, sweet buttery cardamom rose cookies and sweet chickpea flour ladoos!


You can also shop for beautiful tea towels with ethnic prints while you have your drink and snacks.


The HHS Diversity Club students will also be there to talk to you about their work and what they're upt o. See you there this Sunday!
- The SACH Team

 

Don't forget the new, expanded outdoor seating at Cornell's!
 
Community Invited to FREE!!! Clinic by Hopkinton's Own

Falls-prevention Clinic
Hopkinton Senior Center
September 22, 2021
Noon to 4:00 pm

These firefighter/paramedics invite the Hopkinton community to their clinic to address any drug, mobility, footwear and other issues. It's FREE!!! Check out their invitation by watching the HopNews Tiny Video above (Under a minute); it's a fun watch.
First Day

September 8, 2021 - Big Hugs. More photos here.

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Real or not

September 8, 2021 - Julie says this photo taken over the summer and put on the back burner until now is a real photo of a pond flower. Beautiful!
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Town of Hopkinton Invites Community to Ceremony Marking 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

 

HOPKINTON — The Town of Hopkinton, the Veterans Celebration Committee, American Legion Post 202 and Old Guard New England would like to invite the public to a 9/11 Memorial Service in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the nation.

WHEN:
Saturday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m.

WHERE:
Town Common, 6 Hayden Rowe St.

WHO:
Veterans Celebration Committee
Members of American Legion Post 202
Members of Old Guard New England
Rev. Richard E. Cannon
Hopkinton Select Board
State Rep. Carolyn Dykema
Police Chief Joseph Bennett
Fire Chief William Miller
Town and Public Safety Officials
Hopkinton High School Band
Town Manager Norman Khumalo


WHAT:
The Town of Hopkinton will conduct an observance ceremony on Saturday to remember all those lost on Sept. 11, 2001 and in the Global War on Terrorism.

The ceremony will begin with a prayer from Rev. Richard E. Cannon followed by remarks from State Rep. Carolyn Dykema. The town will also offer thanks to local police and fire departments for their service.

The 38 Hopkinton veterans who have passed away since March 2020, including Post 202 Members Jack Aroian, Roy Stratton, Thomas Ellam and Richard Brault will be honored at the event.

The Hopkinton High School Band will perform at the ceremony.

“Twenty years may have passed since the Sept. 11 attacks, but that day still lives on in our memories and we will never forget it,” said Town Manager Khumalo. “We are proud to come together and remember all those lost on that fateful day, and recognize the bravery of the first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice protecting others. We encourage community members to join us in honoring them on Saturday.” Press Release Town of Hopkinton

 

Rape Aggression Defense Systems Training 
Training for Women ONLY 
*Separate class for men due to liability purposes*


R.A.D. is an internationally taught realistic hands on self defense training class specifically designed for women (15 hours).
The program teaches and emphasizes awareness, avoidance and physical self defense with the tools we possess with us at all times (hands, feet, elbows, knees, head, etc…). 


All sizes and physical capabilities are welcome. Must be over 13 to sign up for the class (ages 14 and 15 can sign up with parent permission and waiver will be needed.)


The class is sponsored by the Hopkinton Police Department and free of charge.


Manuals are provided. Casual exercise clothing and an aerobic type of sneaker preferred.
To enroll or if you have questions, simply email Officer Matt Santoro at msantoro@hopkintonpd.org  and leave your name, email address and phone number.

 

If email is not available to you, please call 508-497-3401 x1259 and leave a (clear and slow) message with the same information. The first 30 women to enroll will be admitted (maximum number of students is 30). Confirmations will be done by email to the first 30 women that email Officer Santoro. Please ensure you can make all 5 classes before enrolling. The class will run from 6pm-9pm. 


WHEN and WHERE: Monday, September 27, 2021 @ Doyle Gym
Monday, October 4, 2021 @ Doyle Gym
Monday, October 18, 2021 @ Doyle Gym
Monday, October 25, 2021 @ Doyle Gym
Monday, November 1, 2021 @ Doyle Gym
All 5 nights are required from 6pm-9pm in order to go through simulation.

 

Annette Joyce Flohr, 75

 

Annette Joyce Flohr, 75, of Ashland, Hudson and Hopkinton, Massachusetts, passed on June 28, 2021. She was born to Arthur Flohr and Joyce Flohr in Wellesley, Massachusetts on February 07, 1946.


Annette graduated from Hopkinton High School in 1963 and received a degree from the Mt Ida College Newton Mass, and received her Bachelor of Science in Business from Northeastern. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Hopkinton and The first United Methodist Church of Hudson. She also volunteered for various places.

Annette worked in the computer industry for many years.

She was a kind and loyal friend to many and will be greatly missed. She loved to travel, ski, read and her greatest job was giving her love and home to many animals. Her last 8 years she suffered with Parkinson's Disease and was not able to enjoy all these things.

Funeral Arrangements will be a graveside memorial celebration of life service at Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellesley on September 25, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

If you wish to donate please give to the animal charity of your choice in her name.

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Mazi - 508-881-3808 ~ Bill's Pizzeria 508-435-0447 ~ The Buckley - 508-309-4614
Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts

A Falcon Ridge Drive caller reported that a house guest had a passport stolen, 3-car MVA on West Main Street w/injuries- all refused treatment, caller from same street reported
stolen property, telephone tag with individual regarding ongoing issue, individual left without paying at Hopkinton Gas, Officer McGaffigan flagged down by individual
reporting past noise complaint, caller reporting past issues she has seen/had/ at Sandy Beach to Officer Brabham, Lakeshore Drive caller reported 11 year-old daughter
was bitten by a dog - Animal Control Officer William Proctor handled the response... .
September 7, 2021
Existing Arrests
Fire Logs
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Kathy LaFlash Recognized for Volunteerism

by Robert Falcione

September 7, 2021 - This evening, the Select Board recognized Kathy Laflash, who served on the Personnel Committee
for 26 years. The nomination for recognition was submitted by Bob Levenson, who noted, "Kathy's guidance, counsel, and wisdom have helped the town successfully address numerous and complicated Human Resource-related challenges for two and a half decades. Both town employees  and the town's residents have benefited from her contributions."
~ paraphrased from the agenda of the Select Board.

       Beside her in the HCAM screen capture above is her mother, Mary Harrington, who volunteered for many positions over the years, and said this evening that she instilled those values - to care about and protect Hopkinton - in her children and grandchildren. Mrs. Harrington's last governmental position was being elected to the Board of Selectmen many years ago, on a board that was an all-female board.

      Timothy Kilduff, founder of the 26.2 Foundation, invited the Select Board to participate in a Salute to the B.A.A. on September 23, 2021 [6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts].

        "We'll knock their socks off," answered Board member Brendan Tedstone.

        Three scouts who earned the rank of Eagle were invited to tonight's meeting, brothers Ryan and Daniel A'Alleva (HCAM photo), left, and Noah Schonhorn. Ryan sent his regrets, unable to attend due to a lab deadline at college.

         Daniel built a granite table behind the Senior Center and credited discounted materials and help from others for seeing the work through.

          Noah Schonhorn laid an asphalt pad at EMC Park. Then, with a stencil, he traced a map of the United States and labeled them to give kids a hands-on way of learning the states and capitals, he said.

          Recently pinned Hopkinton Fire Chief William "Bill" Miller was sworn in this evening by Town Clerk Connor Degan during a planned ceremony.

          Another piece of the puzzle was the review of a Section 19(b)(1) form explaining his relationship with Firefighter Lt. Krauss, Chief Miller's brother-in-law. 

          The statute basically addresses close relationships, self-dealing and nepotism that could appear to be in conflict of interest. But disclosing that interest is often all a municipal employee must  do to prove integrity.

              This evening, the board members approved the Chief's disclosure and that they believe he would act with integrity, exercising the authority that the statute grants them.

                All photos in this report are screen shots from HCAM.

 

Janet Ellen Titus, 65

Janet Ellen Titus, 65, of Woonsocket, Rhode Island passed away at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket on Monday, September, 6, 2021. Born in Milford, she was the daughter of the late Ruth (Ingalls) and Clyde Rice. She was the beloved wife of 44 years to Gregory Titus.


A 1974 graduate of Bellingham High School, Janet went on to graduate from Eastern Nazarene College in 1978, where she met and dated Greg for three years prior to their marriage. Janet worked for 22 years at CVS in Woonsocket as an order picker. She also taught Sunday School at Bethany Assembly of God in Mendon and the First Congregational Church in Hopkinton, MA.


Besides her husband, Janet is survived by four children, Eric Titus of Bellingham, Andrew Titus and his wife, Katie of Smithfield, RI, Cherie Svannson and her husband, Jeffrey of Woonsocket, and Holly Titus of Woonsocket. She also leaves behind four grandchildren, Anne-Marie, Claire, Cecilia, and Felicity Dancause; her brother, David Rice of Bellingham, and sisters and brothers-in-law, Carolyn Hurlbut and her husband, Ted of Simpsonville, SC, Gary Titus and his wife, Karen, David Titus and his wife, Sandra, all of Endicott, NY, Peggie Webb and her husband, Rev. Steven Webb of San Diego, CA, Emory Titus III and his wife, Renee of Endicott, NY, Richard Titus and his wife, Carolyn of Greene, NY, and James Titus of Binghamton, NY.


Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 12th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A funeral service will take place in the funeral home on Monday, September 13th at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Autism Project, 1516 Atwood Ave Johnstone, RI 02919 or https://theautismproject.org/

Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Operator advised that AAA was enroute to DMV - later
vehicle had not been picked up - cited operator civil for
abandoned vehicle, vandalism to trail on North Mill Street,
debris in road on Hayden Rowe, caller reports someone
yelling at her while stopped at traffic signal, hit and run in
West Main parking lot, MVA on Cedar Street - woman
bleeding from the mouth, at FB game FD reports female
running in and out of woods (a runaway), screaming and banging
somewhere in the apartment building, erratic operator swerving
down route 85, construction in violation of bylaw, loose dog
ran away, Mayhew Street landlord posted a "no parking"
sign on a public way - Sgt. O'Neil confirmed as illegal,
wife lost wallet a few days ago, 2-car MVA on East Main-
neck pain from one operator, BOLO for hit and run from
Milford PD, loose dog reunited with owner, individual dressed as
Freddy Kruger waving a chain saw at cars on West Main,
reported loud party with fireworks on Alprilla  Farm Road,
Individual taken into Protective Custody - other individual vomiting,
OUI Arrest, operator reports Marijuana in trunk,
daughter overdue, OUI arrest,  construction in violation of
town bylaw - business shut down, stove caught fire but is
now out, loose dog brought to Baypath...
September 3,4,5,6, 2021
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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from August 30, 2021 to September 3, 2021
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Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
22 Falcon Ridge Drive James Butler, Katarzyna Sanetra Butler $1,175,000 September 3, 2021 William T Andrews, Ann L Andrews
24 Briarcliff Drive James M Donovan Jr, Kayla M Donovan $652,000 September 3, 2021 Matthew P Lavoie, et al
22 Poplar Lane Unit 291 Rayen Traze, Trishanti Traze $728,545 September 2, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
8 Jackson Street Michael Andrew Casista, $1,400,000 September 1, 2021 Thomas H Doherty, Kathleen Doherty
8 Cunningham Street Jonathan Lyson $650,000 September 1, 2021 James H Burton, Kylab McSweeney
11 Blackthorne Circle Theresa A Smith, Randy Pinto $884,900 September 1, 2021 Douglas M Nixon Janet M Nixon
15 Poplar Lane Unit 315 Sami Chogle, Faisa Chogle $908,657 September 1, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
63 Downey Street Christine S Keryakes et al $820,000 August 31, 2021 Kelly J Marino
14 Tammer Lane Matea Cenolli, Klajdi Cenolli $1,100,000 August 31, 2021 Stephen A Donoian, et al
8 Walcott Valley Drive Unit 4 Sharon L McInerny $331,000 August 31, 2021 Sharron Schofield
21 Smith Road Subha Kannath $1,180,000 August 31, 2021 Choudery Realty Trust, et al
10 Breakneck Hill Road Navjot Singh Ahuja, Sonu Chhabra, Najot S Ahuja $880,000 August 30, 2021 Scott A McIntyre, Cheryl L McIntyre
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13 Poplar Lane Unit 316 Mark J Haranas, Bridget T Haranas, Mark R Haranas $911,437 August 27, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
14 Elizabeth Road Andrew Cox Marley, Amu Elizabeth Giroux Marley $1,100,000 August 27, 2021 Sean M Carney, Lauren B Carney
2 Juniper Trial Unit 143 Amit Jagdale, Neha Kaushal $750,000 August 26, 2021 Amarender R Sama, Ramana Kumari Malgireddy
19 Oliver Lane Huyen Nguyen Lu Edison $1,065,000 August 26, 2021 Brian E Thomas, Pamela L Thomas
302 West Main Street Hui Hu, Yun Shen $910,000 August 26, 2021 Scott R Mackie
104 Main Street Dolly A Santos $515,000 August 26, 2021 Jonathan Bertucci, Michelle Bertucci
45 North Street Andrei Konley, Tatyana Collier $654,000 August 26, 2021 Jeffrey S Bouffard, Nina Yen Bouffard
17 Sweetwater Way Unit 252 Satish Kumar Marla, Venkata Swetha Marti $701,000 August 26, 2021 Viral Makwana, Swati Parmar
28 Hayden Rowe Kevin R Ledoux, Kali N Danna $750,000 August 26, 2021 Paul James Wright, Claire B Wright
5 Leman Lane Unit a B1 Yangyang Zhou, Diwei, Shen $435,000 August 26, 2021 Steven Hung
47 Walcott Valley Dr Unit 36 Marek Grzegorz Dykta $259,900 August 26, 2021 Thomas E Direnzo, Lisa M Direnzo
17 Frostpane Lane Unit 60 Zinal Chheda, Arnik Shah $765,000 August 25, 2021 Girish Cherkady, Vinaya P Bantwal
30 Smith Road Michael P Sullivan, Jennifer M Sullivan $1,575,000 August 25, 2021 Stephen J Reilly, Lesley A Reilly
7 Hearthstone Road Zhimin Li, Adam Luter $1,105,000 August 25, 2021 Thomas C Goetz, Michele L Goetz
11 Poplar Lane Unit 317 Chang W Foo, Stephanie P Foo $900,795 August 25, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
23 Pendulum Pass Arthur Tzouganatos, Julianne Tzouganatos $1,200,000 August 23, 2021 23 Pendulum Pass Realty Tr.,
et al
6 Connelly Hill Road Shiji Joseph, Nandhini Ponninathan $1,425,000 August 23, 2021 Bradly H Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson
20 Roosevelt Lane John Wilbur, Lindsey Wilbur $834,900 August 23, 2021 John E Fischer, Barbara A Fischer
114 Lumber Street Jeevanand Gopikrishna, Sadhana Sridharan Nalaji $907,500 August 23, 2021 Shji Joseph, Nandini Ponninathan
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Vets Breakfast, September 3, 2021
Wait for the jokes at the end - and then thank Denny and Jacques!
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TONIGHT!!
 
Tonight!

320 Pond Street, Ashland
 
Doppelganger

September 4, 2021 - Julie's accidental cloning in Light Room rendered a remarkable double-take.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Guy wire touching primary, pole leaning - already reported,
school bus accident -children transferred to new bus,
DMV on 495 - MSP notified, remove water from basement,
KIA key fob left on Center Trail, MVA on East Main -no PI,
speeding motorcycle on Benson Road,  2 white puppies
roaming free -gone on arrival, vehicle parked on grass,
dark Porsche speeding -gone on arrival, one car into pole,
more...
September 2, 2021
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Under New Ownership

Pyne Nutrition becoming Ocean Nutrition

 

September 3, 2021 - My name is Aleshia Shelburne! I am the new owner of Pyne nutrition, soon to be Ocean Nutrition. The meaning behind the name of the shop is the initials of myself, my husband and our four children. They are Olivia, Owen, Carter, Emma, Aleshia and Nicholas, from 12 to 2!

 

A little bit about us is we live in Webster, a hop, skip and a jump away. My husband is a Fire Lieutenant on the Northbridge Fire department; and our four little ones keep us pretty busy!!


At Ocean Nutrition we sell only Herbalife® products. We have healthy protein shakes and energizing teas. The tea helps boost metabolism and burn fat all day. We add aloe into it which helps with digestion and the absorption of nutrients from your shake. You can people also add an extra caffeine tablet we call liftoff that gives you extra energy with 75 mg of caffeine, but without the crash later!


The shake is a full meal replacement. It has just under 200 calories with all the toppings! Customers do not need to get the toppings or syrups, but instead can ask for what we call a “clean” shake. The shake also contains 24 mg of protein and is packed with 21 essential vitamins and minerals! It also tastes delicious!!

 

We have a few other products we serve here including collagen which is good for the skin, reduces wrinkles, and helps with nails and hair growth. Beverage mix is a protein-based snack for energy and nutrition. We add these two together with a scoop of tea to make a drink we call the Pink Starburst! Tastes just like the candy!


H3O fitness drink which provides rapid hydration, immediate energy and vitamins C and E for antioxidant support to optimize your workout! Another thing we carry is protein ice coffee in both house and mocha flavors. We also have prolessa, which is a fat burner and one of my favorite products!! It can be added to your shake, added to coffee to make it fat burning coffee or taken alone as a shot. It is an amazing product clinically proven to promote fat loss as well as reduce
hunger!


Finally, I also want everyone to know that we are very kid friendly here! Like I mentioned, we have a lot of our own so I absolutely love it when I see kids in the shop!! We make kid size shakes and trust me when we went shopping my own children grabbed every topping they could so we can add those for the kiddos too :) We also know that kids like to be just like mom or dad and for that reason we make kids “teas”, which are just flavored water made with the sugar free stevia flavoring that we can add fun gummy worms, skittles or other candy to that they absolutely love!! I also have a stash of pops under here too if mom or dad approves ;)


We plan to add weekly specials of teas and shakes as well as seasonal menus. We are also going to be making homemade protein balls and plan to be adding waffle Saturdays!! To place orders you text or call ahead! If you text just put your name, time for pick up and the order and we will have it ready for you to go! The number for this is (508) 686-0801.


You can follow us on our Instagram and Facebook page to see all of our specials and dealswe have going on! Right now they can be found at:
Facebook: Pyne Nutrition
Instagram: Pyne_nutrition


We want this to be a fun place for everyone to come and hang out and feel like they are like family! We are excited to join the community!! The people we have met so far have been nothing but wonderful and helpful and we can’t wait to meet more of you!! Thank you for all your support!
Love,

The Shelburne Family

 
Precision

September 2, 2021 — Hopkinton photographer John Collins shares another great shot of his tour of the world from yesterday. "Precision Flying on a High Speed Pass at the NY Airshow!" ~ John Collins.
 
In Flight

September 2, 2021 - This male cardinal passed in front of the photographer's windshield and crossed the road. It  perched on the stick to the right in the image and looked down at the underbrush, fixated and apparently unconcerned with any observers. Then it vaulted off the stick and is caught in flight diving in the photo with its eye on the prize below. Moments later, the beautiful female (Photo, below) came out of the underbrush and perched above, near where the male had been. NOTE: Our Birder-in-Chief, Julie Ford believes the disheveled just-out-of-the-bubble-bath look of the male is due to molting; its downy feathers poking out.



Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Ten catalytic converters cut on South Street, suspicious
vehicle parked in caller's backyard - was vehicle owner's
son visiting nearby, 2-car mva on West Main - no PI,
single gunshot on Winter Street, vehicle running for
2 hours, caller lost her cell phone, caller lost his wallet,
caller complains of several nails  in roadway on West
Main Street, caller reports phone scam involving injured
child who was under arrest, assist with moving belongings
on Hayden Rowe Street, caller who is home alone reports
noises downstairs...
September 1, 2021
Existing Arrests

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Pond Street

September 2, 2021 - Yes, in Hopkinton!


In observance of Labor Day, Hopkinton Town Hall and municipal offices will be closed on Monday Sept 6th.
Baker-Polito Administration Announces Expanded Vaccine Requirement for Long-Term Care Providers and Home Care Workers

All staff mandated to be vaccinated by October 31, 2021

BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration today announced plans to require COVID-19 vaccination for all staff at rest homes, assisted living residences (ALRs), hospice programs, as well as for home care workers (HCWs) providing in-home, direct care services. The plan to expand the vaccine requirement for caregivers is subject to Public Health Council (PHC) approval and is part of the Administration’s continued effort to protect older adults against COVID-19. Last month, the Administration announced a vaccine requirement for employees of skilled nursing facilities.

Following PHC approval, the requirement would be implemented through the respective DPH and EOEA regulations that would cover 62 freestanding Rest Homes and 268 Assisted Living Residences in Massachusetts, 85 hospice programs and up to 100,000 Home Care Workers across the Commonwealth, subject to regulatory requirement.

Vaccination Requirement for Rest Homes, Assisted Living Residences, Hospice Programs and Home Care Workers:

All personnel at rest homes, ALRs, hospice programs, and home care workers will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by October 31, 2021 unless they qualify for a limited exemption because they have a medical condition that prevents them from receiving vaccination or they object to vaccination based on a sincerely held religious belief.

For rest homes, ALRs, hospice settings, the requirement applies to all individuals employed directly by the provider/facility as well as contractors who regularly enter the facility.

The vaccination requirement for home care workers applies to individuals providing in-home, direct care who are employed by an agency that is contracted or subcontracted with the Commonwealth, including:

Home health agencies enrolled in the MassHealth program
Home care agencies providing services under the state’s home care program
Continuous Skilled Nursing agencies enrolled in the MassHealth program
Hospice programs (including hospice facilities and agencies that provide services in homes) Group Adult Foster Care agencies enrolled in the MassHealth program delivering personal care services that assist individuals with eating, toileting, dressing, bathing, transferring, and mobility.

The vaccination requirement also applies to independent, non-agency-based home care workers contracted with the state providing in-home, direct care including:

Independent Nurses enrolled in the MassHealth program
Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) providing services through the MassHealth program
Consumer Directed Care (CDC) workers providing services under EOEA’s self-directed program.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Youths setting  off fireworks off in bus loop (12:04 am),
911 texter believes his home may have been broken into
- checks okay, Individual moving blocked in by paving
crew which became accommodating after police
spoke with, loose dog reported - individual brought it to
station, identity theft reported, man sleeping in roadway for
90 minutes - gone on arrival, report of a hit and run,
complaint of motorcycles hanging out in the roadway on
Winter Street, more...
August 31, 2021
Existing Arrests
 
 

26 year-old Pleads Guilty to Second-Degree Murder X 4

 

LOWELL – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Groton Chief of Police Michael Luth have announced that Orion Krause, 26 of Rockport, Maine pleaded guilty today in Lowell Superior Court to four charges of second-degree murder in connection with the murder of his grandparents, Elizabeth Lackey, 85, and Frank Lackey, 89; his mother Elizabeth Krause, 60, of Rockport, Maine; and Bertha Mae Parker, 68, of Tewksbury, a home health care worker who was caring for his grandparents at their Common Street residence.

 

Judge Kenneth W. Salinger sentenced Krause to life in prison with parole eligibility at 25 years.

“The resolution of this case today in no way can erase the incalculable loss felt by the family and friends of these victims. Following the 2017 murder, the entire Groton community mourned the loss of Elizabeth and Frank Lackey, Elizabeth Krause and Bertha Mae Parker. We continue to have them in our thoughts today as this case comes to a close.” said District Attorney Marian Ryan.

 

“While this conviction doesn’t change the horrific events that occurred on September 8, 2017, we hope that this verdict today provides the family some peace,” said Chief Michael Luth.

 

On September 8, 2017, at approximately 5:52 p.m., Groton Police responded to a report of a person in need of assistance on Common Street. Upon arrival, investigators gathered information which led them to a second residence also on Common Street where they located the four victims. The subsequent investigation revealed that Orion Krause had traveled from Rockport, Maine to the Boston area on Thursday, September 7. On Friday, September 8, his mother met him and they traveled together to visit his grandparents at their Common Street home in Groton. At some point following his arrival at the home the defendant fatally attacked his family members and his grandparent’s health aid using a baseball bat. Orion Krause then fled the home and was located by police at a neighbor’s home nearby where he was arrested.

 

The prosecutors assigned to this case were Assistant District Attorneys Thomas Brant and Daniel Harren.  The Victim Witness Advocate was Renee Leone.

Edwina M. Kirby, 93,

 

Edwina M. Kirby, 93, of Bellingham, MA passed away at her home on Tuesday August 31, 2021 after a short illness. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Edmund L and Dorothy (Schmutz) Mullin of Hopkinton.

Edwina worked at Fenwal, in the Framingham Union Hospital maternity ward, and many years at the Natick Police Department until her retirement. After retirement she continued to be active volunteering at St Brendan’s Church, working at the Bellingham DPW, and for many years, until recently, working at the Holliston Senior Center as a receptionist and acting as the head of her cherished Senior Center Bookstore.

She was a cat lover, an avid book reader, and a huge fan of science fiction, especially Star Wars and Star Trek. She loved sitting on the deck down the Cape reading a book and chatting with family and friends. She will be missed by all that knew her.

She is survived by her son Steven Kirby of Uxbridge, sisters Patricia Carmichael and husband Rick of Franklin and Maureen Zachary and husband Mark of Concord CA, and brother Edmund “Skip” Mullin Jr. of Wenham. She was predeceased by her sister Dorothy Kanze. She also has numerous nieces/nephews, grand nieces/nephews, and great grand nieces/nephews all of whom she loved very much.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday, September 7 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton. The funeral will be held Wednesday, September 8 from the funeral home at 8:45 a.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. in Saint Brendan’s Church, 384 Hartford Ave., Bellingham.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Edwina’s memory can be made to the Holliston Senior Center, 150 Goulding Street, Holliston, MA 01746.

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School Begins
   The Hopkinton Women's Club recently donated 28 backpacks and school supplies to local students.  

 Pictured: Max Vumbaca,Operations Manager for Project Just Because, with Hopkinton Women's Club member, Phyllis Coughlin.


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

 

Richard Duggan, Helena Garesche, and Peter Mezitt will “Walk Your Way” for the iconic fundraising walk for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to support all forms of cancer

 

Hopkinton, Mass.—Seven residents from Hopkinton will choose their own route on October 3 for the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way presented by Hyundai. Participants are encouraged to “Walk Your Way” from wherever they are most comfortable—whether that be from their neighborhood, favorite trail, or from a treadmill in their own home.  

 

Richard Duggan, Helena Garesche, Peter Mezitt, Ruben Noroian, Yvonne Riley, Patrick Sansonetti, and Asha Sherring, along with thousands of other walkers, will participate in virtual programming during the Walk that aims to recreate the most inspiring elements of Walk day. While the event will not physically bring walkers together along the famed Boston Marathon® course, it will unite the community to raise funds to support all forms of adult and pediatric care and cancer research at the nation’s premier cancer center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  The event has raised more than $150 million for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in its 30+ year history.

 

“While we can’t see everyone in person this year, we are excited for the virtual programing which will give participants the opportunity to support breakthroughs in cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,” said Zack Blackburn, Director of the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. “Together, from a safe distance, we will take critical strides in the journey to defy cancer.”

 

This year’s event will have a lower fundraising requirement, $100 for adults and $25 for those under 18, with a $5 registration fee. All registered walkers will receive a bib and medal and the first 5,000 to register will receive a Jimmy Fund Walk T-shirt. 

 

Anyone interested in additional information can reference the Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way frequently asked questions or can send an email to JimmyFundWalk@DFCI.Harvard.edu. Funds raised from the Jimmy Fund Walk support all forms of adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at the nation’s premier cancer center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Boston Athletic Association has supported the Jimmy Fund Walk since 1989, and Hyundai has been the presenting sponsor since 2002.

 

To register to walk (#JimmyFundWalk) or to support a walker visit www.JimmyFundWalk.org or call (866) 531-9255. All Jimmy Fund Walk participants are encouraged to utilize the Charity Miles App to help with training and fundraising, engage with Dana-Farber patient stories and podcasts, and much more! Download the app here.

 
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Massachusetts Observes Overdose Awareness Day, August 31

 

State bridges, transit hubs, and local buildings to be lit up in purple as part of national effort to remember lives lost to overdose

 

BOSTON (August 31, 2021) – Massachusetts will recognize August 31 as Overdose Awareness Day – a day held to remember the lives lost to overdoses, to dispel stigma surrounding addictions and to offer hope and recognize individuals’ recovery from substance use disorder.

 

In observance of the day, and in memory of individuals lost due to substance use disorder, all four state-operated bridges – the Zakim, Longfellow, and Fore River bridges in Greater Boston and the Burns Bridge in Worcester – and Boston’s South Station and Government Center transit hubs will be lit up in purple, the color associated with the awareness campaign. A number of landmark locations across the Commonwealth will be illuminated purple, including municipal buildings like Boston City Hall.

 

Between 1999 and 2019, the opioid overdose crisis claimed nearly 500,000 lives in the United States and each day an average of 136 Americans die from an overdose on prescription pain medication, heroin, or fentanyl.

 

To recognize the day, Governor Baker issued a proclamation declaring August 31 Overdose Awareness Day in Massachusetts, writing in part:

 

“As a national public health crisis, the opioid overdose epidemic continues to devastate our communities not only through the tremendous loss of life and associated trauma to families and loved ones, but also through a profound economic strain on individuals and families in health care costs, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement …[and]…we should be encouraged to continue in our efforts to provide our loved ones, friends, coworkers, and neighbors with the support they need to overcome addiction.”

 

The Fiscal Year 2022 budget signed by Governor Baker last month includes a provision codifying the practice of issuing a proclamation each year for Overdose Awareness Day.

 

The proclamation reinforces the Baker-Polito Administration’s commitment to combatting substance use in Massachusetts, including the most recent announcement of over $30 million in state funding for regional/statewide services to provide pathways to stability and recovery for individuals facing homelessness and substance use disorders. These include $19 million for Housing First-model low-threshold permanent housing and support services in Brockton, Holyoke, Lawrence, Lowell, Quincy, Springfield, and Worcester, $3.2 million for street outreach to people experiencing homelessness and substance use disorder, and a $10 million capital fund that will increase the amount of permanent supportive housing in the Commonwealth.

 

To learn about addiction treatment and recovery services, visit the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website at www.mass.gov/orgs/bureau-of-substance-addiction-services.

 

If you or a friend or family member is struggling with substance use, please call the Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline at 800-327-5050, or visit https://helplinema.org/.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs Abstracts
MVA with airbag deployment and one occupant
complaining of dizziness, arrest for unlicensed
operation and more, walk-in reports vandalism to
car, Wilson Street caller complained "they" were
cutting down 80 year-old trees, hawk with a broken
wing in road, family trouble on Circle Drive, unsure
of vehicle tucked in out back, suspicious vehicle took off-
could not locate...



August 30, 2021
Arrest Log (New)
 
 
Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Accident no PI (2), idling truck on Marshall Ave.,
oncoming traffic nearly hit tree company (x2),

autistic individual missing from upper beach
at Hopkinton State Park was found, MVA on
Cedar Street Ext - Crim app, vehicle running for
over 30 minutes, inside odor of gas, unable to
locate raccoon, speak to officer regarding
disgruntled employee, 2 vehicles drag racing on
Bowker Road, believes an intruder in home,
male screaming in road - wants to help with
vehicle stop, smoke coming from yard lighting -
as it turned out, tools and two mailboxes taken
from property - recovered, caller reports harassment
on social media, gunfire compliant on Fruit Street, loud
music on Wild Road, loud music on Ash Street, banging
on front door, Ash Street resident reports strangers in yard,

NOTE: In addition to incidents noted above, and many not
reported here, during the time frame of this log, the
Hopkinton Police also conducted nearly 40 property checks -
checks of public and private property, of strategic  interests -
of off-limits parks and other  town property not open after dark.

August 27, 28, 29, 2021
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Officer Lost His Life Trying to Save Another
~ Tribute to Manny Familia

From HPD facebook 
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from August 21, 2021 to August 29, 2021
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Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
13 Poplar Lane Unit 316 Mark J Haranas, Bridget T Haranas, Mark R Haranas $911,437 August 27, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
14 Elizabeth Road Andrew Cox Marley, Amu Elizabeth Giroux Marley $1,100,000 August 27, 2021 Sean M Carney, Lauren B Carney
2 Juniper Trial Unit 143 Amit Jagdale, Neha Kaushal $750,000 August 26, 2021 Amarender R Sama, Ramana Kumari Malgireddy
19 Oliver Lane Huyen Nguyen Lu Edison $1,065,000 August 26, 2021 Brian E Thomas, Pamela L Thomas
302 West Main Street Hui Hu, Yun Shen $910,000 August 26, 2021 Scott R Mackie
104 Main Street Dolly A Santos $515,000 August 26, 2021 Jonathan Bertucci, Michelle Bertucci
45 North Street Andrei Konley, Tatyana Collier $654,000 August 26, 2021 Jeffrey S Bouffard, Nina Yen Bouffard
17 Sweetwater Way Unit 252 Satish Kumar Marla, Venkata Swetha Marti $701,000 August 26, 2021 Viral Makwana, Swati Parmar
28 Hayden Rowe Kevin R Ledoux, Kali N Danna $750,000 August 26, 2021 Paul James Wright, Claire B Wright
5 Leman Lane Unit a B1 Yangyang Zhou, Diwei, Shen $435,000 August 26, 2021 Steven Hung
47 Walcott Valley Dr Unit 36 Marek Grzegorz Dykta $259,900 August 26, 2021 Thomas E Direnzo, Lisa M Direnzo
17 Frostpane Lane Unit 60 Zinal Chheda, Arnik Shah $765,000 August 25, 2021 Girish Cherkady, Vinaya P Bantwal
30 Smith Road Michael P Sullivan, Jennifer M Sullivan $1,575,000 August 25, 2021 Stephen J Reilly, Lesley A Reilly
7 Hearthstone Road Zhimin Li, Adam Luter $1,105,000 August 25, 2021 Thomas C Goetz, Michele L Goetz
11 Poplar Lane Unit 317 Chang W Foo, Stephanie P Foo $900,795 August 25, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
23 Pendulum Pass Arthur Tzouganatos, Julianne Tzouganatos $1,200,000 August 23, 2021 23 Pendulum Pass Realty Tr.,
et al
6 Connelly Hill Road Shiji Joseph, Nandhini Ponninathan $1,425,000 August 23, 2021 Bradly H Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson
20 Roosevelt Lane John Wilbur, Lindsey Wilbur $834,900 August 23, 2021 John E Fischer, Barbara A Fischer
114 Lumber Street Jeevanand Gopikrishna, Sadhana Sridharan Nalaji $907,500 August 23, 2021 Shji Joseph, Nandini Ponninathan
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20 Poplar Lane Sanjay M Nilapwar, Sarika S Nilapwar $662,040 August 20, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
14 Greystone Lane Hiu L Cheung, Tung W Chan $1,068,000 August 20, 2021 Terrence A Richardson, et al
100 Main Street Rhonda Leigh Petrovski, Cassandra Leigh Petrovski $440,000 August 20, 2021 Nicholas Keough, Laura Keough
12 Connelly Hill Road Bharath Ramachandran $1,450,000 August 20, 2021 Bret and Allison Johnson Revocable Tr., et al
193 Hayden Rowe Street Tyler L Phelan $320,000 August 20, 2021 William F Allison III
77 Spruce Street Unit 118 Rangesh Govindarajan Embar $1,212,512 August 20, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
259 Wood Street Thom Thi Goodman, Suzanne Marie Goodman $684,000 August 19, 2021 Mary McQueeney
17 Redwood Path Vasudevan Achuthan, Smita Srikant $715,500 August 19, 2021 Zhou Tong, Oiaoya Zhang
5 West Elm St Unit 31 Ronak Vyas, Daparna Vyas $778,379 August 19, 2021 Bruce D Wheeler Tr., et al
8 Garden Gate Unit 212 Viral Makwana, Swati Parmar $895,000 August 19, 2021 Venkata Naga Malleswara Rao Ankem, Swati parmar
39 Huckleberry Road Atul Palkar, Tejaswini Dalvi $978,000 August 19, 2021 James R Dumas Tr, Marilyn Dumas Tr, et al
1 Minuteman Lane Unit 2C Vidya Reddy $580,000 August 18, 2021 Shiva Prakash Chakilam, Vasavi Chakilam
18 Poplar Lane Sunil Singh, Indu Singh $638,070 August 18, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
71 Spruce St Unit 115 Oxford Boston Realty LLC $804,995 August 17, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
16 Poplar Lane Unit 288 Krishna Velidi, Soumya Movva $681,885 August 17, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
103 Saddle Hill Rd Philip Mastroianni, Lindsey Mastroianni $1,041,000 August 17, 2021 David A Finlason, Heanne M Finlayson
6 Daniel Shays Road Michael Gibbons, Tara Gibbons $1,212,000 August 16, 2021 Scott W Hamblet, Lisa M Hamblet
151 Fruit Street James Shomper Jr, Jennifer Burdman $665,000 August 16, 2021 Lynne Busam Markinac
294 Hayden Rowe Street Kaustubh Gururaj Deshpande, Shruthi Mysore Sadashiva $740,000 August 16, 2021 Klajdi Cenolli
Week Before        
7 Connelly Hill Road Gabriel A Reinstein, Elizabeth Gismondi $1,450,000 August 13, 2021 Christopher J Tocco
14 Duffield Road Nicole M MacLennan, Kevin MacLennan $820,000 August 14, 2021 14 Duffield LLC
10 Westfield Road Lauren E Marolda, Nicholas G Marolda $1,001,000 August 12, 2021 Dong Jun Kim, Heeok Han
1 Cider Mill Ln, Rd Daniel Schacht, Bethann Schacht $875,000 August 12, 2021 Mark m Cesnek, Sheri M Cesnek
14 Pike Street Jennifer L Payne,Winthrop Sargent Jr $610,000 August 12, 2021 Jonathan M Meltzer
2 Nazneen Circle Unit B Shivaprasad Kulkarni, Nirmala Kulkarni $774,000 August 12, 2021 Kammeswararao Ravi, Srilakshmi Ravi
36 Falcon Ridge Drive David Arthur, Riva Arthur $1,080,000 August 12, 2021 Jeffrey Bryce Griffin, Susan W Griffin
9 Walker Street Michael J Bird, Nichole M Messier $825,000 August 12, 2021 Gabriel A Reistein, Elizabeth Gismondi
8 B Street Erin O'Brien, Ryan Colantuono $519,900 August 12, 2021 Bethann Schacht, Daniel I Schacht
1 McHugh Lane Haven Lane 2 LLC $1,650,000 August 12, 2021 Rose Marie McHugh et al
14 Poplar Lane Unit 287 Sujan Nandamury, Rekha Manne $686,890 August 10, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
3 Daniel Shays Road Shantanu Kumar $1,096,500 August 10, 2021 Boyceft LLC
23 Yale Road Pallavi Raman, Nischal Bondalapati $608,900 August 9, 2021 James M Carvalho, Megan M Carvalho
36 Spruce Street Unit 169 Sanjay Govinda Prabhu, Shaila Prabhu $793,000 August 9, 2021 Sanjay Govinda Prabhu, Shaila Prabhu

Join us at Blooms, Brews and BBQ on Saturday September 18 from 11am to 7pm and help us to raise money for the Jimmy Fund at the Dana Farber Cancer Research center! There will be fantastic local bands, delicious local award-winning BBQ, and local breweries including Hopkinton’s own Start Line Brewery and Marty’s Beer & Wine Garden featuring Exhibit A brewery and other (soon-to-be-announced) local beer, wine and ciders. Enjoy all the great food, beer and fun that Eastern MA has to offer. There will be a NEW kid’s section this year, too!

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

 

P.S. We understand that Hopkinton's Hot Acoustics will be the headlining band!

 
F-22 Goes Vertical

August 29, 2021 - Hopkinton photographer John Collins shares this photo from earlier today at the Orange Airport, Montgomery County, NY.

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Two More Weeks of Being Open on Sunday. Today, August 29, 2021 is one of them!
 
Better Bee Careful


August 29, 2021 - Hopkinton photographer Julie Ford entertains us this morning using her macro lens, by showing a world seldom seen, in the confines of a Rose of Sharon flower.
Reverend Robert Cloutier (Pastor Bob)

The Reverend Robert Cloutier (Pastor Bob) of Hopkinton, MA went to meet his Lord on August 25, 2021 after a courageous eight-month battle with a rare form of Lymphoma.


A pastor at Faith Community Church Hopkinton (formerly First Congregational Church of Hopkinton) for over 37 years, Bob’s life mission was serving God by serving others. He did so with compassion, love, kindness, and commitment. He truly was a beacon of the fruits of the Spirit. Bob fully embraced his calling as pastor; he loved sharing the gospel and in his life he ministered to thousands.


His other passion was his family. He and his wife Linda celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary in June. Together they have three children, Daniel, Becky, and Lindsay. Bob loved doing life with his kids. He passed on his love of sports, watching and coaching youth sports in Hopkinton (a community he treasured for over 35 years). Bob grew up in Seekonk, MA. He graduated from Brown University and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. Bob was a lifetime learner who was curious and excited about each new day. He loved biking the Milford and Cape Rail trails, golfing with his dad and brother, playing basketball and watching the Cs, going on baseball road trips, the Nutcracker at Christmas, carving the Thanksgiving turkey, vacationing in Eastham and Loon Mountain, boogie boarding, bird watching, sending roses to his girls, his small group, spending time with his doting grandchildren, and above all, being there for others during hard and difficult times.


In addition to his wife Linda, Bob leaves his mother Sarah E. Cloutier (formerly of Seekonk, MA), his son Daniel and wife Kalina Cloutier of Upton, MA, daughter Becky and her husband David Corey of Lancaster, MA and daughter Lindsay and her husband Mike Bohanske of Portland, ME. His biggest fans were his grandkids Jonathan, Lane, Luke, Genevieve, Eden, and Sydney who will miss him dearly. Bob also leaves his church community, whose members are his extended family. Bob is predeceased by his father Robert G. Cloutier (1999) and his brother Daniel H. Cloutier (2005).


The very last sermon Bob spoke was on the topic of Heaven. That message is a comfort to all his family and friends who know that he is now safely in the arms of the Lord where we will be joyfully reunited. A video link of this message can be found at https://youtu.be/WrtKIYQFpc8


A memorial service for Bob will be planned at a later date. Arrangements will be noted on the Chesmore Funeral Home website. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s honor can be made to the Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center 112 W. Main St. Hopkinton, MA. 01748 www.hopkintonrespite.org

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Fay School’s motto is Poteris Modo Velis, “You can if you will.”
 
TONIGHT! Saturday, August 28, 2021

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St. Paul’s Holding Online Spring Flower Bulb Sale

HOPKINTON, MASS. (August 28, 2021) – Looking to enhance your garden while supporting a good cause? Check out St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Hopkinton’s online Spring Flower Bulb Sale, taking place now until October. A wide variety of spring-blooming bulbs can be ordered at http://StPaulsChurch.fpfundraising.com , and are guaranteed to grow by the supplier, Flower Power. The bulbs will be sent directly to you after October 15, just in time for fall planting.

 

Proceeds from the Flower Bulb Sale will benefit St. Paul’s paint and property fund. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 61 Wood Street in Hopkinton.

 

The mission of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is to minister unconditionally to all in the name of Christ through shared worship, teaching, healing, and service. St. Paul’s is LGBTQ friendly. For more information call the church office at 508-435-4536 or visit www.stpaulhopkinton.org

Kudos to Dave Howard

Today (Friday, August 27th), FF/Paramedic Dave Howard graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting 10-week Recruit Training program. Dave will be assigned to Group 1 Starting on August 30th. 

Congratulations Dave, and welcome back! 

 
MassDOT Project Number: 606043 Construction Advisory No. 14

August 27, 2021 Two Week Look Ahead Please be advised that this schedule may change due to weather conditions and existing conditions found while performing the tasks below. This work may impact traffic and require lane and sidewalk closures limiting access to driveways and entrances to businesses. What to Expect for the Week of August 30, 2021:

 
• Continuation of the Drainage Installation along Main Street (work will take place in the vicinity of 48-52 Main, 90, 92, 95, and 96 Main Street and 4 and 6 West Main Street)
• MassDOT Survey Crews to continue to locate limits of easements within the corridor
• Delivery of Drainage Materials What to Expect for the Week of September 7, 2021
• Continuation of the Drainage Installation along Main Street (work will take place in the vicinity of 48-52 Main, 90, 92, 95, and 96 Main Street and 4 and 6 West Main Street)
• Start installation of Electric Vaults (102 Main Street) • MassDOT Survey Crews to continue to locate limits of easements within the corridor

• Delivery of Drainage materials and Electric materials Additional information about the Main Street Corridor project is available on the Town'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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Public Notice
Fruit Street Bridge over Tracks to Close for Reconstruction

The Fruit Street bridge over the CSX railroad tracks will be closed for reconstruction by MassDOT from the end of September 2021 through September 2022. Please use the link below for MassDOT's official detour map. MassDOT can be reached by calling 857-368-3000.

Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

John K. Westerling, MPA

Director of Public Works, Hopkinton DPW

HopNews file photo

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Half-staff Ordered

Please be advised that in honor and remembrance of the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated today in Kabul, Afghanistan resulting in the tragic death of members of the United States military, and in accordance with the Presidential proclamation, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag shall be flown at half-staff at all state buildings beginning immediately until sunset on Monday, August 30, 2021.

​​​​​​​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

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Hopkinton Police/Seniors Ice Cream Social 2021

Images from Hopkinton Police facebook page.

 
Inspections Are Back  at Hopkinton Shell

Stop by and see Owner Cal or mechanics Nick or Mike; or Kevin or Nick #2 at the front!
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<------ Cornell's Menu thru Sunday, August 29, 2021
Morgan's Harbor to Hill menu today, August 26, 2021---------->

If you are going to Cornell's, be sure to check out the newly expanded outdoor area.
Or, if you are heading to Morgan's, see the now-brightly lit super-fresh daily seafood case.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs Abstracts
Responding to a complaint of suspicious individuals on Lakeshore -
officers asked them to leave (12:02 am), following complaints -
individuals were asked to leave the playground (12:53 am),
arrest on warrant and new charges, deceased deer on side of road,
reports passerby yelled obscenities and threw a beer can at her kids
walking on Spring Street, very young boy sitting alone on a bench -
mother nearby, abandoned vehicle in gas station lot,
assist Ashland PD with K-9 track, check fraud, tree
limb damaged vehicle, erratic operator on Cedar St.,
illegal burn of a stump, construction vehicles idling,
arrest, individuals walking (12:02 am), bag of bread
on roadway - bag of carrots later on down road,
CC found, fire in microwave, wallet stolen on BBall courts,
August 23, 2021
August 24, 2021
August 25, 2021
New Arrests
 
Town of Hopkinton to Offer COVID-19 Emergency Housing Relief
-- Town Manager Norman Khumalo is pleased to announce that the Town of Hopkinton will be offering a COVID-19 Emergency Housing Relief Program for residents. The Emergency Housing Relief Program, funded by Community Preservation Act funds, was approved at the 2021 Hopkinton Annual Town Meeting. The program will provide COVID-19-related emergency mortgage and rental assistance for low and moderate income households. READ FULL PRESS RELEASE
 
Ghost Guns, Drugs and Cash

August 25, 2021 - Just before midnight yesterday Trooper Casey Boyle, assigned to State Police-Westfield, was stationary observing traffic on Route 90 eastbound at the 50 mile marker. At that time the right travel lane was fully closed to traffic and marked with signage, lights, and cones as a construction zone with crews actively working in the cordoned off area. Trooper Boyle observed a Jeep Wrangler approaching his position driving inside of the construction zone, then abruptly swerve back into the active travel lane. He proceeded to catch up to the Jeep and further noticed that the registration expired last January. Trooper Boyle activated his cruiser’s emergency lights and stopped the vehicle off Exit 51 in Chicopee.

Upon stopping the vehicle, Trooper Boyle approached it and immediately observed a rifle placed in the rear seat area in plain view. The operator, identified as CHRISTIAN AVILA, 29, of Springfield, who does not possess a license to carry firearms, claimed the object was an air rifle. AVILA was removed from the vehicle and temporarily secured in a cruiser while Trooper Boyle could investigate. He quickly inspected the firearm and discovered it was in fact a real firearm, loaded with a round in the chamber ready to fire. Trooper Boyle then discovered three additional firearms, all 9mm pistols, in the passenger rear floor area. All four of the firearms lacked serial numbers and are commonly referred to as Ghost Guns. AVILA was placed under arrest at which point additional cruisers arrived on scene to assist.

A subsequent full search of the vehicle revealed an additional AR-15 style 5.56mm upper receiver, along with numerous rounds of various caliber ammunition, including numerous spent shell casings. Troopers also located a total of seven bottles of prescription medication and over $4,000 in cash. AVILA was transported to the Westfield Barracks for booking where a bail commissioner set release at $10,000. He was later transported for arraignment at Chicopee District Court on the following charges:

Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle in Construction Zone;
Marked Lanes Violation;
Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle;
Possession of a Class B Drug with Intent to Distribute;
Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device;
Possession of Ammunition without FID Card, four counts;
Carrying a Loaded Firearm, four counts;
Illegal Possession of a Firearm, four counts;
Possession of a Large Capacity Weapon in Commission of a Felony; and
Possession of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony, three counts.

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Longtime Friends

   August 25, 2021 - Former Chief of Police Rick Flannery, left and longtime Animal Control Officer and neighbor Bill Proctor, chat it  up at the event for retiring Fire Chief Steve Slaman yesterday.

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Roadwork Notice

Asphalt paving work is scheduled on the following streets. Work hours will be approximately 7am-5pm.

Dates are subject to change due to weather conditions.

Please expect delays, seek alternate routes when possible and follow detours where posted.

Saturday August 28 - 7am-5pm
School St - West Main St to the Upton town line. Detours will be in place.
School St - West Main St to West Elm St. Detours will be in place.
West Main St - Oakhurst Rd to School St.

Monday August 30 - 7am-5pm
Edge Hill Rd - Detour using Stoney Brook Rd.
Stoney Brook Rd - Saddle Hill Rd to Wedgewood Dr. Detour using Edge Hill Rd.

Tuesday August 31 - 7am-5pm
Legacy Farms Rd North - Cedar St to Wilson St*
Cunningham St - Detour using Fruit St to Wood St.
*Corrected
 
Gala Sendoff for Retiring Fire Chief Stephen Slaman

August 24, 2021 — Photo of outgoing Fire Chief Stephen Slaman posing for photographer and fellow firefighter, Mike Torosian before the arrival of invited guests. Reprinted from HCAM with permission.

August 24, 2021 — Chief Stephen Slaman got a jolly good sendoff today. Following a three hour party at the station that saw firefighters, police and other town workers stopping by to pay tribute to his long career with the Fire Department as did other longtime town residents and politicians among whom he can count many, many friends he has made over the years. Photo below left, Chief Slaman takes the traditional ride home in a Fire Truck. Below right, Chief Slaman - Ret., arrives at Mom's house, keeping his home location a well-guarded secret.



And see the video of Lead Public Safety Dispatcher Meaghan DeRaad announcing the sendoff over the airwaves while the ladder truck leaves the station with the Chief in it.
 
HOPKINTON WOMEN’S CLUB MARATHON RUNNER JAMIE WEEDEN


The Hopkinton Women’s Club is excited to announce that Jamie Weeden will be representing us in the Boston Marathon in October 2021.

 
Jamie and her husband, Treavor, have been active in the running community since their first half marathon over twenty years ago. Jamie has successfully completed over ten marathons and ultramarathons, including the Boston Marathon and most recently the YETI 24 Hour Challenge. She dreams of running a 100-mile ultra-marathon.


Jamie and her family live in Hopkinton. She is the co-owner of Resilience Fitness, a local gym. “It’s a great place to find other people who also want to run!” she said.


As part of her participation in this year’s marathon, Jamie is raising money for charity. Way to go, Jamie! The Hopkinton Women’s Club will be cheering the loudest for your success! All funds from her run will go towards the club’s many philanthropic outreach programs.


To support Jamie in her fundraising efforts, please click on the link to be directed to her Go Fund Me page: https://gofund.me/025f9f83

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Please send donations to
Canty's Underdog Scholarship Fund
5 Cunningham St.
Hopkinton, MA 01748

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From Ashland PD During Search Yesterday

**UPDATE 7pm: An exhaustive search of the area was conducted by Officers and K9s, but the second suspect was not located. We ask that residents report anyone suspicious in the area immediately. Many thanks to the Marlborough Police Department - MA K9, Hopkinton, MA Police Department K9 (File photo), Holliston Police Department, Massachusetts Department of Correction K9 and the Southborough Police Department for their assistance today. This was truly a coordinated multi-agency effort. We are also extremely grateful for the many residents who phoned the Police Department to report sightings of both suspects. Because of that information, we were able to locate and apprehend at least one. Our Detectives are currently working on identifying the second outstanding suspect.

There has been a significant police presence in the area of Oak St., Oregon Road, and Cordaville Road this afternoon as we tracked two suspects of a stolen motor vehicle incident. One suspect was located by a K9 earlier and apprehended. We have received information to believe the second suspect has been observed in the area of Oregon Road and Lincoln Road.. We currently have K9s working the area. Please stay in your homes and call 911 if you see anyone in your yard who doesn’t belong there.
From Hopkinton Police: There have been several vehicle break-ins and stolen vehicles over the last few days.
Please secure your vehicles and remove any valuables!
Lock it or Lose it
 
 

From Spectator to Enthusiastic Participant - Mia Coutinho Running for IMC

After long months of training followed by a few different delays and obstacles, I am happy to announce I am finally (fingers crossed) running the Boston Marathon on October 11th!!


Many of you know I have been a spectator at almost every Boston Marathon since '98. But I never believed I'd run myself. Especially after a series of shin splints and a stress fracture that derailed my training last year, I was worried it would never happen. I was told I was too short for a distance that was too long. LOL. But here we are. Eyes on October.


And I am thrilled to use this opportunity to raise money for charity--for the 26.2 Foundation--an organization dedicated to health, wellness, and the betterment of towns along the marathon path.


Donations to the 26.2 Foundation will be used to create the International Marathon Center (IMC), a multi-purpose museum, hall of fame, training hub, and educational space dedicated to health, wellness, and marathoning.


This Center has been part of my father's, John Coutinho's, vision and dream for years, and it is finally coming together. Along with many wonderful partners, Hopkinton has been able to create plans for the IMC that will shape the future for generations to come.


Furthermore, I am especially proud to be raising funds that will go toward the Bobbi Gibb Sculpture Project. There are many statues and sculptures on the route from Hopkinton to Boston honoring distinguished characters in the marathon, yet there is not one of a woman. So let's change that! In 1966, Bobbi Gibb become the first woman to run Boston and we want to honor her. Gibb herself, an accomplished artist, is creating the sculpture and we are hoping to raise enough funds to place it on the marathon course!


I now take this moment to please ask that you consider donating to this foundation. The Boston Marathon not only encourages international exchange, but raises millions of dollars for local charities each year--and the growth of The 26.2 Foundation will support this endeavor.


Please consider donating to the 26.2 Foundation to support fantastic cultural projects, health education, international exchange, and sporting for all.


Direct donation:
https://www.givengain.com/.../mia-coutinho-raising.../...

PR from Mia Coutinho facebook - Mia is far left in family photo above.

Practice Makes Perfect

     August 23, 2021 — Hillers Varsity Football players listen to Coach Sanborn this afternoon as he addresses the team before practice at the David M Hughes Stadium.
 
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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Ding Dong Ditch at 2:24 am on Teresa Road,
tree fell on car -baby locked in car on Clinton Street
- all ends well, Hit and run in Holliston - grey Honda,
South Mill Street caller reports damage to front door -
possible attempted B & E, no handicap card
showing on vehicle parked, trash left on soccer field
on Greenwood Road, Adidas size 12 on side of road,
CC machine feels tampered with, vehicle viewed on
camera stopped in the middle of the road on Main
Street, 2 people on bicycles riding in the middle
of the road at 12:34 am - informed parents, tree
blocking Pond Street, tree on house on Kerry Road,
coyote walking through caller's yard, injured birds,
suspicious RV in lot, loud screaming on Ash Street,
much, much more...

August 20, 21, 22, 2021
No Arrests

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FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccine

August 23, 2021 - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization (EUA), including for individuals 12 through 15 years of age and for the administration of a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals.
 
“The FDA’s approval of this vaccine is a milestone as we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. While this and other vaccines have met the FDA’s rigorous, scientific standards for emergency use authorization, as the first FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine, the public can be very confident that this vaccine meets the high standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality the FDA requires of an approved product,” said Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, M.D. “While millions of people have already safely received COVID-19 vaccines, we recognize that for some, the FDA approval of a vaccine may now instill additional confidence to get vaccinated. Today’s milestone puts us one step closer to altering the course of this pandemic in the U.S.”
 
Since Dec. 11, 2020, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has been available under EUA in individuals 16 years of age and older, and the authorization was expanded to include those 12 through 15 years of age on May 10, 2021. EUAs can be used by the FDA during public health emergencies to provide access to medical products that may be effective in preventing, diagnosing, or treating a disease, provided that the FDA determines that the known and potential benefits of a product, when used to prevent, diagnose, or treat the disease, outweigh the known and potential risks of the product.

 
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from August 14, 2021 to August 20, 2021
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Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
20 Poplar Lane Sanjay M Nilapwar, Sarika S Nilapwar $662,040 August 20, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
14 Greystone Lane Hiu L Cheung, Tung W Chan $1,068,000 August 20, 2021 Terrence A Richardson, et al
100 Main Street Rhonda Leigh Petrovski, Cassandra Leigh Petrovski $440,000 August 20, 2021 Nicholas Keough, Laura Keough
12 Connelly Hill Road Bharath Ramachandran $1,450,000 August 20, 2021 Bret and Allison Johnson Revocable Tr., et al
193 Hayden Rowe Street Tyler L Phelan $320,000 August 20, 2021 William F Allison III
77 Spruce Street Unit 118 Rangesh Govindarajan Embar $1,212,512 August 20, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
259 Wood Street Thom Thi Goodman, Suzanne Marie Goodman $684,000 August 19, 2021 Mary McQueeney
17 Redwood Path Vasudevan Achuthan, Smita Srikant $715,500 August 19, 2021 Zhou Tong, Oiaoya Zhang
5 West Elm St Unit 31 Ronak Vyas, Daparna Vyas $778,379 August 19, 2021 Bruce D Wheeler Tr., et al
8 Garden Gate Unit 212 Viral Makwana, Swati Parmar $895,000 August 19, 2021 Venkata Naga Malleswara Rao Ankem, Swati parmar
39 Huckleberry Road Atul Palkar, Tejaswini Dalvi $978,000 August 19, 2021 James R Dumas Tr, Marilyn Dumas Tr, et al
1 Minuteman Lane Unit 2C Vidya Reddy $580,000 August 18, 2021 Shiva Prakash Chakilam, Vasavi Chakilam
18 Poplar Lane Sunil Singh, Indu Singh $638,070 August 18, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
71 Spruce St Unit 115 Oxford Boston Realty LLC $804,995 August 17, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
16 Poplar Lane Unit 288 Krishna Velidi, Soumya Movva $681,885 August 17, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
103 Saddle Hill Rd Philip Mastroianni, Lindsey Mastroianni $1,041,000 August 17, 2021 David A Finlason, Heanne M Finlayson
6 Daniel Shays Road Michael Gibbons, Tara Gibbons $1,212,000 August 16, 2021 Scott W Hamblet, Lisa M Hamblet
151 Fruit Street James Shomper Jr, Jennifer Burdman $665,000 August 16, 2021 Lynne Busam Markinac
294 Hayden Rowe Street Kaustubh Gururaj Deshpande, Shruthi Mysore Sadashiva $740,000 August 16, 2021 Klajdi Cenolli
Last Week        
7 Connelly Hill Road Gabriel A Reinstein, Elizabeth Gismondi $1,450,000 August 13, 2021 Christopher J Tocco
14 Duffield Road Nicole M MacLennan, Kevin MacLennan $820,000 August 14, 2021 14 Duffield LLC
10 Westfield Road Lauren E Marolda, Nicholas G Marolda $1,001,000 August 12, 2021 Dong Jun Kim, Heeok Han
1 Cider Mill Ln, Rd Daniel Schacht, Bethann Schacht $875,000 August 12, 2021 Mark m Cesnek, Sheri M Cesnek
14 Pike Street Jennifer L Payne,Winthrop Sargent Jr $610,000 August 12, 2021 Jonathan M Meltzer
2 Nazneen Circle Unit B Shivaprasad Kulkarni, Nirmala Kulkarni $774,000 August 12, 2021 Kammeswararao Ravi, Srilakshmi Ravi
36 Falcon Ridge Drive David Arthur, Riva Arthur $1,080,000 August 12, 2021 Jeffrey Bryce Griffin, Susan W Griffin
9 Walker Street Michael J Bird, Nichole M Messier $825,000 August 12, 2021 Gabriel A Reistein, Elizabeth Gismondi
8 B Street Erin O'Brien, Ryan Colantuono $519,900 August 12, 2021 Bethann Schacht, Daniel I Schacht
1 McHugh Lane Haven Lane 2 LLC $1,650,000 August 12, 2021 Rose Marie McHugh et al
14 Poplar Lane Unit 287 Sujan Nandamury, Rekha Manne $686,890 August 10, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
3 Daniel Shays Road Shantanu Kumar $1,096,500 August 10, 2021 Boyceft LLC
23 Yale Road Pallavi Raman, Nischal Bondalapati $608,900 August 9, 2021 James M Carvalho, Megan M Carvalho
36 Spruce Street Unit 169 Sanjay Govinda Prabhu, Shaila Prabhu $793,000 August 9, 2021 Sanjay Govinda Prabhu, Shaila Prabhu
PREVIOUS WEEK        
159 & 161 Hayden Rowe Sunnyside Gardens LLC $400,000 August 6, 2021 Mary V Howard
6 Hawthorne Xiaozhong Liu Niao Chen $1,425,000 August 6 , 2021 Joseph F Glover, Loretta M Glover
9 Longwood Drive Jeffrey Boufard, Nina Boufard $853,000 August 5, 2021 David C Planchard, G Marie Planchard
11 Penny Meadow Lane Kameswara Ravi, Srilakshmi B Ravi $1,200,000 August 5, 2021 Mamadou Djouma Barry
16 Kimball Road Swathi Iyer Ramakrishna Iyer $1,240,000 August 5, 2021 Zachary Z DiMotta, Melissa F DiMotta
40 Greenwood Road Naama Brill Maoz, Dror Shmuel Brill $1,290,000 August 5, 2021 Mark L Bannon Pamela H Bannon
52 Teresa Road Eric Robert Benson, Anne Sinclair Benson $935,000 August 4, 2021 Maryanne M Coll Tr etal
34 Blueberry Lane Prasanna Sivasubramanian Jayanthi Prasanna $990,000 August 4, 2021 Howard R Belsky, et al
10 Hill Street Salvatore Mangano, Brianna Mangano $690,000 August 4, 2021 Lindsey Mastroianni, Philip R Mastroianni
14 Forest Lane Unit 17 Ramesh Kumar Arumgam $505,000 August 3, 2021 Gregory P Calosso
17 Wayside Drive Dinesha Vijayakumar, Priyanka Vijayakumar $700,000 August 2, 2021 Susan Saporoschetz
19 Glen Road Micahel Marrazzo, Jenniofer Marrazzo $1,075,000 August 2, 2021 Michael Patrick Sullivan, Jennifer Marie Sullivan
5 Wescott Drive Vipin Saini, Roop K Saini $930,000 August 2, 2021 Rail R Relle, et al
20 Saddle Hill Road Brian P Lynch, Maryellen Lynch $1,350,000 August 2, 2021 Saddle Hill Realty LLC
220 Wood Street Chanh Le Nguyen $450,000 August 2, 2021 David M Armstrong Jr, Renee J Armstrong
45 Winter Street Arunas Trukananavicius,Lydia M Halloran $603,000 August 2, 2021 Brian F Wilson

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Open House and Registration
at New Location:
22 South Street, Hopkinton

Prospective dance students and their families are invited to join us for an Open House & Registration Event on Thursday, August 26 from 4–6:30 pm at 22 South Street in Hopkinton (Price Chopper plaza). Join us and meet HCA Director of Dance Jessica Wilson.
 
Rapt Audience

August 22, 2021 — At ESL Theater's presentation of Willy Wonka Jr. yesterday afternoon. From HCA facebook.
 
Downtown Hopkinton 8:30 am - 8/22/2021

August 22, 2021 - Downtown Hopkinton bears witness to the fact that many people have taken Hurricane Henri - now Tropical Storm Henri - seriously and stayed home. See the above web camera here live anytime, as well as the other three cameras in the Downtown Corridor project in the informational panel near the top of this page.
What a difference a day makes

August 21, 2021 - The Main Beach at Hopkinton State Park was opened (inset) today after a favorable report from a water sample. In the inset, lifeguards are removing the warning signs from the lifeguard lookouts and taking up their positions on them.

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Governor Charlie Baker’s Schedule for Saturday, August 21, 2021

BOSTON – Today, Governor Charlie Baker will join public safety and transportation officials to provide an update on Hurricane Henri. A live stream will be available here.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Who: Governor Baker, public safety and transportation officials

What: Hurricane Henri Update

When: 3:30 PM

Where: State House – Room 157

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Thank you!

Great big thank you to these beautiful neighborhood children from Hopkinton who hosted a lemonade stand and then donated their earnings to Project Just Because. So heartwarming to see young people giving and caring about others!!!! ~ From PJB facebook.
 
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Harbor to Hill - Menu for today, 8/20/21------------->
 

COVID-19 Updates & Precautions
Aug 20, 2021 update
Previous updates and additional information and resources can be found here: 
https://coronavirus-hopkintonma.hub.arcgis.com/


As of 8/17/21, Hopkinton’s Health Department is reporting 1,123 total confirmed COVID-19 cases; 20 of those cases are active, with 1,086 recoveries and 17 deaths. You can see historical tracking and updates on Hopkinton’s Community Impact Dashboard. 


Covid Prevention & Treatment
Many of the things you do to help prevent colds and the flu can help protect you against other respiratory viruses, including COVID-19:
— Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Clean things that are frequently touched (like doorknobs and countertops) with household cleaning spray or wipes.
Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue or your inner elbow, not your hands.
Stay home if you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
Get vaccinated.
Even if you do not have symptoms, stay home as much as you can and practice social distancing if you must go out. That’s because you can be sick with COVID-19 and spread the illness to others as much as 48 hours before you have symptoms.
See more info from Mass.gov here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-prevention-and-treatment
 
Delta variant info - NEW UPDATE
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/variants/variant-info.htm  - updated Aug 17, 2021
 
Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People - NEW UPDATE
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated-guidance.html  - updated July 27, 2021
 
Town of Hopkinton Covid-19 Emergency Housing Relief Program - NEW UPDATE
The Town of Hopkinton has released instructions & a fillable application form for the Covid-19 Emergency Housing Relief Program. Click here for more information.
 
Hopkinton Public Library Reopening Info - NEW UPDATE
As part of our reopening, our study rooms are now available for limited use. Please contact the Reference desk at 508-497-9777 ext. 2 or via chat at https://bit.ly/HPLchat to speak to a reference librarian for use information. Reserve your study room at https://www.picktime.com/hplib/services .
 
Public internet computers are available in the lower level for adults. Computers in the Teen and Children's department are not yet available. Computer sessions are limited to 1 hour. Please see a Reference Librarian for more important information.
 
Masks Still Required in the Library:
Our goal is to be a welcoming place for our community where all can visit. Because many of our visitors are under the age of 12 and cannot yet be vaccinated, we must continue to take extra safety precautions. Out of respect for the many children who use the library, especially during the summer, the library will continue to require face coverings for all visitors and staff at least through summer 2021. The Library Trustees and Director, in consultation with the Hopkinton Health Department, have made this decision to ensure that we are continuing to protect all of our patrons and stafe. We will re-evaluate this requirement in August. Thank you in advance for your help in keeping our whole community safe.
 
Vaccine info - where & how - REMINDER
https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine  
Find a location using https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/
 
Testing - where & how - REMINDER
https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-testing
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/find-a-covid-19-test
 
State of Emergency is lifted as of June 15, 2021
On May 28th, Governor Baker announced the State of Emergency would be lifted as of June 15. More info here: https://www.mass.gov/news/governor-baker-issues-order-rescinding-covid-19-restrictions-on-may-29-and-terminating-state-of-emergency-effective-june-15
 
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Hopkinton also posts frequently on social media. Our Twitter is the best place to keep up with all happenings Hopkinton. You don’t need an account to see our twitter feed:
https://twitter.com/HopkintonMA
 
Complete list of Emergency Orders and Guidance from Mass.gov
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-state-of-emergency



Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Barking dog on West Main @3:27 am, caller reports neighbors
outside yelling at one another @5:26 am, neighbors now screaming
profanities at her 2 hours later, CVS flooded - store closed, MVA -
no injuries on West Main, left homeowner with pump,
Legacy North - roadway flooded as well as Maple St, Granite St, South St and Teresa Road(HPD Photo), found CC on School St, large
turtle on sidewalk on East Main - ACO checks okay,

August 19, 2021
Existing Arrests

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High and Dry

August 19, 2021 - An apparent aversion to water on Front Street.
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Overnight and Daytime Lane Closures on I-90 East and Westbound between Woodland Road in Southborough and Flanders Road in Westborough

August 20-23 from 7 PM Friday to 5 AM Monday

No Impacts to Local Roads Below I-90 Bridges and No Median Crossover

   What is happening

Alternating Overnight and Daytime I-90 East and Westbound Travel Lane Closures for Bridge Waterproofing and Paving 

The primary work this weekend will be to waterproof and pave the westbound bridges over Cordaville Road and Parkerville Road in Southborough and the eastbound bridges over Parkerville Road in Southborough and Flanders Road in Westborough.

 

This work will require alternating single and double lane closures on I-90 east and westbound during the weekend. Travel will be maintained and lanes reopened as feasible; however, travelers should expect higher than normal congestion.

 

  • Single lane closures will be utilized during the day to assist with traffic management.

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  • Double lane closures will be limited to the overnight hours, from 9:00 PM each night to 8:00 AM the next morning, with the exception of Monday morning when all lanes will be open at 5:00 AM.

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In addition to waterproofing and paving, MassDOT is continuing with other project related work such as light pole removal in the median, guardrail and median replacement, and stormwater drainage upgrades. These activities will be similar to other MassDOT highway improvement projects.

 

As with any major construction project, the work is subject to change without notice due to weather and other unforeseen conditions.  

 

There will be no median crossover and no impacts to local roads below the bridges during this weekend.

 

MassDOT has replaced bridges on I-90 east and westbound over Flanders Road in Westborough and Parkerville Road, Cordaville Road, and Woodland Road in Southborough as part of this project. The replacement of the eight bridges (2 spans per local road) was completed on Monday, August 9. Remaining work entails more typical highway improvement work, which will not require full weekend closures and crossovers, but will require lane closures.  

 

There will be advance signage in place to alert drivers to the I-90 lane closures.

 
Wow!
Worcester and Middlesex Counties came under a tornado watch and warning this morning.
Below is a sample from Hopkinton Shell of Main Street swollen like never before. Watch for the wave.


People were taken off guard in many places where yards were turned into streams and roads buckled. The Hopkinton Reservoir spillway was flush like in springtime.
Milky Way Over Legacy Farms

August 19, 2021 - Beautiful photo from Purna Tadaka. Thank you for sharing.
 
Governor Baker Orders "Proof of Vaccine" Mandate for All Executive Dept Employees

BOSTON — Today, Governor Charlie Baker issued an executive order requiring all Executive Department employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination on or before October 17, 2021. The COVID-19 vaccine is the best and most effective way people can protect themselves, their loved ones and their community from the virus.

All Executive Department employees will be required to provide proof that they have received either the required two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine by October 17. In the coming weeks, employees will receive information about the process by which they may provide this verification to the Commonwealth. This process will be made available well in advance of October 17. All documentation related to an employee’s COVID-19 vaccinations will be maintained confidentially. The policy applies to both employees working in-person and those who are teleworking.

As new CDC guidance regarding booster vaccine doses is issued in the future, Executive Branch employees will also be required to provide proof they have received those doses by a deadline to be established. Employees for whom vaccination is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination on the grounds of sincerely-held religious reasons may be entitled to an exemption from the requirement to demonstrate vaccination. The Administration will provide further guidance in the coming weeks for employees who may wish to seek such an exemption.

Executive Department employees who are not vaccinated or approved for an exemption as of October 17, 2021 will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination. The Administration will continue to work with its union partners regarding this policy, and specific ramifications of non-compliance for staff represented by unions will be discussed well in advance of October 17 with each employee union. Management employees not in compliance as of October 17, 2021 will also be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.



August 19, 2021
The following is a statement from Senate President Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland):
"I applaud Governor Baker for issuing a strong vaccination mandate for Massachusetts Executive Department employees. It underscores the message that vaccination is our best tool for ending the disruption and suffering caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Senate working group is meeting to discuss updated hybrid work policies, including a vaccine mandate and other policies guided by public health best practices and designed to keep Senate employees safe. I expect this group to issue its recommendations very soon." Press releases from respective politician.

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Need a Bigger Pole

We finally made a safe and secure way to display our giant American Flag from our new ladder truck. Thanks goes out to Bulldog Fire Apparatus for getting us the aluminum to make it. ~ From HFD facebook.
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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Community Policing on Bike by Moira (Molly) McGaffigan
on Teresa Rd and Davis Rd, caller reports car in driveway - belongs to a
friend of her daughter, broken hanging branch at school,
caller reports her dog is missing, caller reports things keep
 happening in front of her home - checks ok, female reports
male following her and taking photos of her car, stray
cat in back yard...
Screen capture from HPD video




August 18, 2021
Arrests

Vaccination Clinic

 

ASHLAND, Mass. (August 18, 2021) – MassBay Community College, in conjunction with the Town of Ashland Board of Health and Transformative Healthcare, will hold a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 from 8AM – 12PM at MassBay’s Ashland campus, 270 Eliot Street, Ashland, MA. This clinic is free and open to all members of the community ages 12 years old and older. All attendees must pre-register for an appointment. This clinic will be offering both the Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccines, and attendees can select their preference when registering for an appointment.
WHAT: Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

WHERE: MassBay Community College, 270 Eliot Street, Ashland
WHEN: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
TIME: 8AM – 12PM
WHO: All community members 12 years and older
RSVP: Register here https://tinyurl.com/AshlandVAX

Anyone with questions is asked to call Ashland Board of Health, Sgt. Ed Burman, at 508-532-7988.

 



Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Arrest of unlicensed driver, section 12 BOLO subject located,
bank check fraud, person who donates dog food wants to meet with
K-9 Titan, Manager (On Woodview Way) reports male recording
young girls at pool - got a video of the person, spouse requesting
officer to address threats made to wife at work, vehicle
all over the road - steering box broken, yellow lab lost on
Church Street, caller reporting relative on Chestnut Street
hears people banging on front of house - checked okay, more...

August 17, 2021
New Arrest

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Eagle Scout Ronnie Shamus Receives Award from

Hopkinton Historical Society

 

by Claire Wright

August 18, 2021 - Hopkinton Eagle Scout Ronnie Shamus was honored by the Hopkinton Historical Society at this year’s annual meeting, receiving their 2020 Historic Preservation Award in recognition of his outstanding Eagle Scout project restoring the “Old Catholic” Cemetery on Wilson St. The award is given to an individual or organization making “a significant contribution to the preservation of Hopkinton history.” Central to Ronnie’s project was his love for history, our country, our veterans, and St. John’s church. Restoring the dilapidated cemetery fit his objectives perfectly, despite the daunting task.

 

With assistance from Troop 4 scouts and HHS baseball and hockey teammates, he installed a crushed stone walkway and parking area and two handsome monuments honoring the Civil War veterans interred there and the many Irish boot & shoe mill workers of Hopkinton and Southborough. He received much help and guidance in the design and placement of the monuments from Mike Whalen, American Legion Post 202 Adjutant, Veterans Grave Officer, and skilled stone mason.

 

Ronnie’s Eagle Scout project was presented to the town during the Nov. 11, 2020 Veteran’s Day ceremonies, receiving a dedication and a blessing from Father Cannon of St. John’s. Ronnie Shamus is now a freshman at Rollins University.

 

 

Thomas Fetherston

Topping off the renovation of the Wilson St. cemetery is the newly restored headstone of Thomas Fetherston, age 19, killed at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 2, 1863. Fetherston served with the 11th Mass. and was killed at the Wheatfield. With incredible skill, Mike Whalen raised and repaired the fallen stone, carefully removing concrete encapsulation (someone’s misguided earlier attempt at repair), cleaned and reset the monument, and gave to this Civil War veteran’s grave the dignity and honor it deserves.


PHOTOS: Top, Ronnie Shamus is presented with the Hopkinton Historical Society’s 2020 Historic Preservation Award by outgoing president Claire Wright

 

Right. Mike Whalen’s Handiwork: The restored headstone of Civil War veteran Thomas Fetherston, killed at the Battle of Gettysburg.

 
Green Herons

August 18, 2021 - Julie Ford does it again!
Photographic Evidence

August 17, 2021 - Just joking. On Hayden Rowe Street this afternoon. The cruiser was on the way to a non-emergency call, and therefore had not activated its lights.
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Running the Boston Marathon in Support of Hopkinton Robotics

My name is Marla Oram and on October 11, I will be full STEAM ahead running the 2021 Boston Marathon on behalf of Hopkinton High School’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) club and Robotics team. After running four half marathons over the past several years, I am thrilled to now be able to run my first full marathon and also support the talented students of Hopkinton. As an employee of Dell Technologies, I have an extra special place in my heart for technology, especially when it comes to how we can empower our next generation through learning. And if that wasn't enough, being a resident of Hopkinton (living just steps away from the start line!) makes it even more special to know that my children (Nolan, age 8 and Cecily, age 5) will benefit from Hopkinton Robotics in just a few short years.

Click here to make a donation. Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me and to the current and future students of the Hopkinton Robotics club.

Employee of Dell Technologies? Donate here instead for a 100% company match!

 

Marla Oram

49 Ash Street

Hopkinton, MA 01748

August 17, 2021

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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs Abstracts
Request for Spanish interpreter from Milford PD - resulted in
one OUI arrest and one PC(Protective Custody),
worker locked his keys inside DPW building,
line painter's line blew and white paint went all over road,
 


August 16, 2021

One Arrest
 
Time of the Season

August 17, 2021 - The full flowers of purple loosestrife in July wane into August, reminding people of the cool air of fall and the harvesting of the crops (and football).
 

Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Tree branch in street on Wilson, truck took branches down -
handed off to Holliston, MVC on West Main Street - car fire -
transport to Milford, Wildlife Drive homeowner reports
someone has thrown black substance  all over her house
and property, hit & run on West Elm Street, tree
down on Wood Street, suspicious car at end of caller's
driveway on Pond Street, disturbance at lake - citation
issued, struck deer in road - euthanized, Apple Tree Hill caller
bothered by loud music coming from Elmwood School
area (10 pm), loud music on Emerson, Clinton Streets,
citation issued - no parking pass, loud music on Walcott Street,
parking citation on Lakeshore Drive, traffic logjam on Pond Street,
traffic logjam on Park Street, more...
OPM webcam capture

August 13, 14, 15, 2021
No Arrests
Fire Logs
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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from August 7, 2021 to August 13, 2021
Choose Blue Links to See Town's Property Card
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
7 Connelly Hill Road Gabriel A Reinstein, Elizabeth Gismondi $1,450,000 August 13, 2021 Christopher J Tocco
14 Duffield Road Nicole M MacLennan, Kevin MacLennan $820,000 August 14, 2021 14 Duffield LLC
10 Westfield Road Lauren E Marolda, Nicholas G Marolda $1,001,000 August 12, 2021 Dong Jun Kim, Heeok Han
1 Cider Mill Ln, Rd Daniel Schacht, Bethann Schacht $875,000 August 12, 2021 Mark m Cesnek, Sheri M Cesnek
14 Pike Street Jennifer L Payne,Winthrop Sargent Jr $610,000 August 12, 2021 Jonathan M Meltzer
2 Nazneen Circle Unit B Shivaprasad Kulkarni, Nirmala Kulkarni $774,000 August 12, 2021 Kammeswararao Ravi, Srilakshmi Ravi
36 Falcon Ridge Drive David Arthur, Riva Arthur $1,080,000 August 12, 2021 Jeffrey Bryce Griffin, Susan W Griffin
9 Walker Street Michael J Bird, Nichole M Messier $825,000 August 12, 2021 Gabriel A Reistein, Elizabeth Gismondi
8 B Street Erin O'Brien, Ryan Colantuono $519,900 August 12, 2021 Bethann Schacht, Daniel I Schacht
1 McHugh Lane Haven Lane 2 LLC $1,650,000 August 12, 2021 Rose Marie McHugh et al
14 Poplar Lane Unit 287 Sujan Nandamury, Rekha Manne $686,890 August 10, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
3 Daniel Shays Road Shantanu Kumar $1,096,500 August 10, 2021 Boyceft LLC
23 Yale Road Pallavi Raman, Nischal Bondalapati $608,900 August 9, 2021 James M Carvalho, Megan M Carvalho
36 Spruce Street Unit 169 Sanjay Govinda Prabhu, Shaila Prabhu $793,000 August 9, 2021 Sanjay Govinda Prabhu, Shaila Prabhu
PREVIOUS WEEK        
159 & 161 Hayden Rowe Sunnyside Gardens LLC $400,000 August 6, 2021 Mary V Howard
6 Hawthorne Xiaozhong Liu Niao Chen $1,425,000 August 6 , 2021 Joseph F Glover, Loretta M Glover
9 Longwood Drive Jeffrey Boufard, Nina Boufard $853,000 August 5, 2021 David C Planchard, G Marie Planchard
11 Penny Meadow Lane Kameswara Ravi, Srilakshmi B Ravi $1,200,000 August 5, 2021 Mamadou Djouma Barry
16 Kimball Road Swathi Iyer Ramakrishna Iyer $1,240,000 August 5, 2021 Zachary Z DiMotta, Melissa F DiMotta
40 Greenwood Road Naama Brill Maoz, Dror Shmuel Brill $1,290,000 August 5, 2021 Mark L Bannon Pamela H Bannon
52 Teresa Road Eric Robert Benson, Anne Sinclair Benson $935,000 August 4, 2021 Maryanne M Coll Tr etal
34 Blueberry Lane Prasanna Sivasubramanian Jayanthi Prasanna $990,000 August 4, 2021 Howard R Belsky, et al
10 Hill Street Salvatore Mangano, Brianna Mangano $690,000 August 4, 2021 Lindsey Mastroianni, Philip R Mastroianni
14 Forest Lane Unit 17 Ramesh Kumar Arumgam $505,000 August 3, 2021 Gregory P Calosso
17 Wayside Drive Dinesha Vijayakumar, Priyanka Vijayakumar $700,000 August 2, 2021 Susan Saporoschetz
19 Glen Road Micahel Marrazzo, Jenniofer Marrazzo $1,075,000 August 2, 2021 Michael Patrick Sullivan, Jennifer Marie Sullivan
5 Wescott Drive Vipin Saini, Roop K Saini $930,000 August 2, 2021 Rail R Relle, et al
20 Saddle Hill Road Brian P Lynch, Maryellen Lynch $1,350,000 August 2, 2021 Saddle Hill Realty LLC
220 Wood Street Chanh Le Nguyen $450,000 August 2, 2021 David M Armstrong Jr, Renee J Armstrong
45 Winter Street Arunas Trukananavicius,Lydia M Halloran $603,000 August 2, 2021 Brian F Wilson
Week Before        
10 Weybridge Lane Muhammad I Rehman, Saima Hanif $425,000 July 30, 2021 Janet LeDuc, Paul L LeDuc
12 Poplar Lane #286 Ankit Mittal, Puja Mittal $632,140 July 30, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
10 Poplar Lane #285 Prasad Jaiprakash Muley, Vinita Kotnis $659,656 July 30, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
9 Poplar Lane Venkata Ramesh Chilukuri, Madhavi Sunkavalli $850,152 July 30, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
1 Whisper Way Ravenwood LLC $425,000 July 29, 2021 Donna Marie McIntyre et al
5 Poplar Lane #320 Chandramouleeswaran Ganapathy, Aparna Ramachandran $808,555 July 29, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
39 Chestnut Street Adam B Castoreno, Nicole M Castoreno $825,000 July 29, 2021 Carolyn B McKibben, Mark A McKibben
8 Ray Street Joseph Paul Hussar Tr, et al $325,000 July 28, 2021 David H Minkle Tr et al
128 Clinton Street Zachery Keidan, Susan Roberts $575,500 July 28, 2021 Roy Neeladri, et al
7 Poplar Lane Unit 319 Abishek S Chitnis, MadhuraKulkarni $924,427 July 28, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
17 Jamie Lane Daniel L Corbett $1,230,000 July 28, 2021 Chunming Qi Tr, et al
4 Everett Circle Balazs Varkonyi, Judit Volgyes $1,340,000 July 28, 2021 Covino N. Realty Tr, et al
37 Greenwood Road Mandeep Khanna, Jaspreet Khannz $1,300,000 July 27, 2021 Amy Zeng, Tianming Zhang
6 Clubhouse Lane #6CLU Andrea J Farrell, John J Farrell $619,000 July 27, 2021 Trails LLC
3 Poplar Lane Unit 321 Umesh Khadaria $791,815 July 27, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
8 Poplar Lane Unit 284 Sreejesh Chethil, Serin Phalgunan Subhashini $668,295 July 26, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England

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Happy Anniversary

August 15, 2021 - Din Check played Indian Bollywood type music this afternoon on Hopkinton Common to a large gathering on the 75th Anniversary of India's independence from Britain.
From the facebook of Rep. Carolyn Dykema:
"Today marks a special occasion, as India celebrates its 75th anniversary of independence! August 15th is the day that the 1947 Indian Independence Act took effect, beginning the process of transferring sovereignty from the United Kingdom and King George the VI to the Indian Constituent Assembly. Every year friends and families across the nation join together to raise the Indian flag proudly!To our Indian-American neighbors who are celebrating the nation's history and heritage with their loved ones, I wish you all a safe and happy Independence Day."
Easy Pickings

August 15, 2021 - Julie caught a series of photos of this cormorant capturing a catfish and after a few adjustments and minutes, swallowing it whole as they are known to do.
 


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Just Call Ahead, Bring it Home - Enjoy!

August 15, 2021 - Today is one of the last four Sundays of the Summer when Morgan's Harbor to Hill will be open.
 
An Acquired Taste

August 15, 2021 - Julie Ford catches this green heron at Bloods Pond eye-balling a dragonfly, which is on its menu.
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Live at Bill's Pizzeria on Saturday Night


August 15, 2021 — Last night, Tim Leavitt of Hot Acoustics fame brought his bag of musical magic to Bill's Pizzeria and thrilled friends, family, fans and regulars who appreciate his vocal acuity — and virtuosity on  guitar — as well as his remarkable ability to make himself sound like a number of voices and musical instruments at the same time. And as usual, attendees made the best of the bar menu, with items like marinated sirloin tips that seriously melt in your mouth, nachos piled high and rich with the stuff you want, and salads that rival the best steakhouses. Promise yourself to give it a try any Saturday this month! (Fan favorite Back Pages will perform on Saturday, August 28, 2021.)

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Go West Young Man!

August 14, 2021 - Firefighters from Hopkinton and group MAS-1 of DCR pose before 20 of the latter head out to Montana to assist fighting wildfires, a purpose that Horace Greeley likely never envisioned with the quote attributed to him.
     "I understand there are now more wildfires in Montana than in California," said Hopkinton Deputy Fire Chief, Bill Miller this morning.

      "We felt it would be good to show support for them ahead of their 27-hour ride," he said.

 

JOINT AGENCY EFFORT LEADS TO THE ARREST OF WANTED MAN AFTER PURSUIT


August 13, 2021
Earlier today Troopers assigned to the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section developed information that a man identified as GIOVANNI ACEVEDO, 47, of Woburn, who is wanted for six outstanding warrants for his arrest, was at a residence in Taunton. Troopers joined Taunton Police Officers and Massachusetts Parole Officers and converged on the

residence. ACEVEDO was observed in the driver’s seat of a white Mercedes sedan which immediately fled the residence, traveling over the front lawn and bushes, nearly striking officers. A Be On the Lookout broadcast was made to all area police departments.


Troopers began following the Mercedes onto Route 495 southbound, but were not in pursuit at that time. Several minutes later Troop Headquarters authorized pursuit of the suspect vehicle and assumed command and control. The Mercedes exited Route 495 onto Route 24 northbound then exited Route 24 northbound onto Route 104 in Bridgewater where it pulled into a Home Depot parking lot. The MSP cruiser did not pursue into the lot, but observed the suspect vehicle leave the lot at a separate entrance/egress and return to Route 24 southbound at which point cruisers lost sight of the vehicle.


At approximately 12:41 PM Raynham Police located the suspect vehicle in their town and began pursuing it. That pursuit by local police agencies continued through Raynham, Bridgewater, East Bridgewater and Hanson, however, ACEVEDO evaded capture at that time.


Approximately one half-hour later an unmarked MSP cruiser located the Mercedes on Route 53 in Pembroke and followed the vehicle (not in active pursuit) into Hanover. The suspect continued onto Route 139 in Hanover with the unmarked cruiser still following (not in active pursuit). The State Police Air Wing arrived shortly after and made observations of the unmarked cruiser behind the Mercedes. Hanover Police responded as well and initiated pursuit of the vehicle. Meanwhile, Rockland Police Officers were standing by at the town line, where they laid out stop sticks in the suspect vehicle’s path.


At the town line, Rockland Police Officers deployed their stop sticks in front of the Mercedes’ path. ACEVEDO then drove the Mercedes off the roadway, in an apparent attempt to avoid the sticks, which in turn disabled his vehicle near the intersection of Route 139 and Bishop Lane in Rockland.


MSP cruisers converged on the scene; ACEVEDO refused to exit the vehicle. Troopers and Officers established a perimeter around the vehicle and shut down Route 139 while they called in the assistance of the State Police STOP Team and Hostage Negotiators. After about 20 minutes, prior to the arrival of Negotiators, ACEVEDO surrendered and was taken into custody. He was transported to South Shore Hospital for evaluation. He will then be transported to State Police-Norwell for booking on the numerous warrants and charges from today’s pursuit. MSP Air Wing Photo. MSP Press Release

Joseph A. Sergi


Hopkinton, Mass. - Joseph A. Sergi, formerly of Dedham, passed away peacefully August 10, 2021 in his home with his loving family by his side. He was a very proud American and a veteran of the United States Navy, serving on his beloved “Haddo” Submarine in World War II and the Korean War. In later years he was instrumental in coordinating the Haddo reunions, which were a huge success. He was the last of the Haddo shipmates.

Joe owned the iconic Sergi’s Barber Shop in Dedham Square for many years until he was no longer able to work. He was 85 at the time. He sold the shop to a wonderful family friend who has kept it running beautifully and made Dad very proud. The “Sergi” name remains on the shop and he was honored by that.

Joe was the second son born to the late Flavia (Capello) Sergi and Domenic Sergi of Dedham. He was the beloved and loving father of M. Michele Buccieri of Rochdale, Linda A. Drake of Hopkinton, formerly of Sturbridge, his late son, Michael J. Sergi and his wife Kathy of Asheville N.C. and his late son Michael W. Foster and his wife Claire of Phoenix Ariz. He was the brother of the late Nunzio (Ned) Sergi and his wife Lil of Norwood, the late Rita (Sergi) Kenney and her late husband Lee Kenney of West Yarmouth and his sister Mary (Sergi) Keefe and her husband Art of Duxbury.

Joe is also survived by eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews, all of whom he adored. His greatest loves were God, family and our country. He had a very special gift of loving, forgiving and helping all who needed him. We are so proud and blessed to have had him with us for so many years.

The funeral will be held Monday, August 16, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. from the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church St, Hopkinton. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church St., Hopkinton. Burial will follow at 12:30 p.m. in Knollwood Memorial Park, 321 High St., Canton. Calling hours at the funeral home are Sunday, August 15, 2021 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. All are welcome.

 

Donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Tree branch in road, 5 energy trucks parked in a row,
parking citations issued to illegally parked individuals
at Sandy Beach, assist Milford PD and MSP with stop,
water break on Whalen Road, tree limb across
Spring Street, erratic operator getting off 495, road-rage
incident - water bottle thrown at vehicle - caught up
with vehicle at high school, more...
August 12, 2021
No Arrests
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Red-shouldered Hawk

August 13, 2021 - Julie has another great shot of a backyard visitor; but this one has eyes as keen as her 400 mm lens.
 
Mid-Summer Safe Boating Checklist


We have been made aware of incidents involving boats and jet skis this summer. Therefore, in the interest of lake safety, we are reminding our members and friends of the Coast Guard Boating Safety Checklist and the summary of the Massachusetts boating laws. In the event that there are spot checks on the lake, we want to ensure that everyone is in compliance and that we are able to share the lake safely, together. We encourage everyone to take a look at the list and get their boats in order. The requirements cover all boats regardless of length and type and include the following items:
 


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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Vehicle damaged by debris on Pike, Cuttyhunk
Harbor Master reports a found ID, complaint of broken
telephone pole on West Main Street, K-9 demo
on Elm Street, 3 units responded to Woodview Way
for report of a past fight (turned out to be verbal),
caller reports inappropriate Craigslist post, more...



August 11, 2021
No Arrests
Town Reviews Gas Leak related to Main Street Corridor Project
Excavated before Dig-Safe member Eversource marked out its lines

On Monday August 9, A.F. Amorello & Sons, Inc., the general contractor for the Main Street Corridor Project, hit an active gas line while installing drainage infrastructure near the intersection of Main and Pleasant Streets. A detail officer reported that a gas line had been struck and the call was logged with the Hopkinton Police Department at 11:43am. Eversource Gas was notified and they repaired the leak within a couple of hours. Road closures on Main and Pleasant Streets were required.

 

Massachusetts State law requires that a contractor contact Dig Safe at least 72 business hours (excluding weekends and legal holidays) prior to digging. Once notified, Dig Safe will contact member utilities to come to the site and mark underground utility wires, cables and pipelines. Amorello reported that Dig Safe had been contacted, but they began excavating before Eversource Gas had marked out their lines. Although Amorello was aware that there were active gas lines in the area and they were excavating carefully, they hit the gas line.

 

As a result of proceeding to excavate without waiting for Eversource Gas to mark their gas lines, it is the Town’s understanding that Eversource Gas is taking this incident seriously and will follow the appropriate protocols for violation of the Dig Safe law. The Town has reviewed this event with MassDOT for reassurance that they will not allow similar incidents to happen and that moving forward all rules required by DigSafe will be followed. Webcam File Image of Main Street police detour following gas discharge. Town Press Release by Michelle Murdock.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts

As usual, but not generating any action to report, at and before midnight, Hopkinton Police check on multiple properties for a couple of hours. Individual parked moped at CVS at 2:20 am - then walked
across the street to Hopkinton Drug and peeked in the windows,
erratic operator heading toward Ashland, MVA with PI on East Main
occupant has head pain, black great Dane missing, tree on
wires, a detail officer reported a TT unit hit a light
and knocked it over - Officer Jay Deiana caught up to it,
passport stolen, suspicious male around her Fruit Street Property,
K-9 Titan deployed to assist Ashland PD with gun search,
someone hitting golf balls broke his window,
3 people in front of business, more...



August 10, 2021
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Town of Hopkinton Reminds Residents of Upcoming Application Deadline for Senior Tax Relief Program

HOPKINTON -- Town Manager Norman Khumalo would like to remind senior residents that the application deadline for Hopkinton's local senior tax relief program is rapidly approaching.

Applications for the senior tax relief program must be submitted by Tuesday, Aug. 31. Click here for an application.

“The Town of Hopkinton encourages all Hopkinton seniors who qualified for the State circuit breaker tax credit on this year's Massachusetts state tax filing to review the other qualifications for this tax benefit courtesy of the Town of Hopkinton," Town Manager Khumalo said. "This local program is a great opportunity for senior residents to take advantage of additional tax exemptions, and the Town Assessors’ Office is ready to answer any questions residents may have.”

Hopkinton seniors who qualified for the Commonwealth's Circuit Breaker Tax Credit on their 2020 Massachusetts Income Tax filing are encouraged to apply for a limited exemption of property taxes for the upcoming year. A home rule petition to the Legislature was enacted into law in 2018 allowing Hopkinton to offer property tax relief to seniors who meet state Circuit Breaker requirements.

Requirements to be considered for Hopkinton's program include the following:

     • Age 65 or older, with any co-owners at least age 60

     • A resident of Hopkinton for 10 consecutive years
 
     • Income below $92,000 for a couple, $76,000 for head of household, $61,000 for single

     • Assessed value of residence not to exceed $848,000
 
     • Financial assets beyond the home not to exceed $250,000

When submitting an application residents will be required to submit income documentation, proof of age and their 2020 Federal and State Income Tax Returns.

Once all applications are submitted by Tuesday, Aug. 31, the Hopkinton Board of Assessors will review applications for the exemption. After the Board of Assessors determines the number of qualified applicants, the Select Board can authorize an exemption credit of between $575 and $2,300 per household.

Residents are encouraged to apply for the senior tax relief program as soon as possible. This is the third cycle of the program with the Town having offered the tax exemption for 2020, 2021 and now 2022. On average, the Town of Hopkinton qualifies no more than 24 residents during a cycle.

All the exemptions authorized and granted by the Town result in a residential tax rate that is one cent per thousand dollars of assessed valuation higher than the commercial and industrial rate ($17.08 vs $17.07). Any resident with questions regarding the Senior Tax Relief application should contact the Assessor’s Office at 508-497-9720.

 
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Good Morning!

August 10, 2021 - Last evening's rain showers cling to the morning's rose bushes.
 
What If?

August 10, 2021 - A little fun with Photoshop®. From concept to completion in five minutes.

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from July 31, 2021 to August 6, 2021
Choose Blue Links to See Town's Property Card
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
159 & 161 Hayden Rowe Sunnyside Gardens LLC $400,000 August 6, 2021 Mary V Howard
6 Hawthorne Xiaozhong Liu Niao Chen $1,425,000 August 6 , 2021 Joseph F Glover, Loretta M Glover
9 Longwood Drive Jeffrey Boufard, Nina Boufard $853,000 August 5, 2021 David C Planchard, G Marie Planchard
11 Penny Meadow Lane Kameswara Ravi, Srilakshmi B Ravi $1,200,000 August 5, 2021 Mamadou Djouma Barry
16 Kimball Road Swathi Iyer Ramakrishna Iyer $1,240,000 August 5, 2021 Zachary Z DiMotta, Melissa F DiMotta
40 Greenwood Road Naama Brill Maoz, Dror Shmuel Brill $1,290,000 August 5, 2021 Mark L Bannon Pamela H Bannon
52 Teresa Road Eric Robert Benson, Anne Sinclair Benson $935,000 August 4, 2021 Maryanne M Coll Tr etal
34 Blueberry Lane Prasanna Sivasubramanian Jayanthi Prasanna $990,000 August 4, 2021 Howard R Belsky, et al
10 Hill Street Salvatore Mangano, Brianna Mangano $690,000 August 4, 2021 Lindsey Mastroianni, Philip R Mastroianni
14 Forest Lane Unit 17 Ramesh Kumar Arumgam $505,000 August 3, 2021 Gregory P Calosso
17 Wayside Drive Dinesha Vijayakumar, Priyanka Vijayakumar $700,000 August 2, 2021 Susan Saporoschetz
19 Glen Road Micahel Marrazzo, Jenniofer Marrazzo $1,075,000 August 2, 2021 Michael Patrick Sullivan, Jennifer Marie Sullivan
5 Wescott Drive Vipin Saini, Roop K Saini $930,000 August 2, 2021 Rail R Relle, et al
20 Saddle Hill Road Brian P Lynch, Maryellen Lynch $1,350,000 August 2, 2021 Saddle Hill Realty LLC
220 Wood Street Chanh Le Nguyen $450,000 August 2, 2021 David M Armstrong Jr, Renee J Armstrong
45 Winter Street Arunas Trukananavicius,Lydia M Halloran $603,000 August 2, 2021 Brian F Wilson
Last  Week        
10 Weybridge Lane Muhammad I Rehman, Saima Hanif $425,000 July 30, 2021 Janet LeDuc, Paul L LeDuc
12 Poplar Lane #286 Ankit Mittal, Puja Mittal $632,140 July 30, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
10 Poplar Lane #285 Prasad Jaiprakash Muley, Vinita Kotnis $659,656 July 30, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
9 Poplar Lane Venkata Ramesh Chilukuri, Madhavi Sunkavalli $850,152 July 30, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
1 Whisper Way Ravenwood LLC $425,000 July 29, 2021 Donna Marie McIntyre et al
5 Poplar Lane #320 Chandramouleeswaran Ganapathy, Aparna Ramachandran $808,555 July 29, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
39 Chestnut Street Adam B Castoreno, Nicole M Castoreno $825,000 July 29, 2021 Carolyn B McKibben, Mark A McKibben
8 Ray Street Joseph Paul Hussar Tr, et al $325,000 July 28, 2021 David H Minkle Tr et al
128 Clinton Street Zachery Keidan, Susan Roberts $575,500 July 28, 2021 Roy Neeladri, et al
7 Poplar Lane Unit 319 Abishek S Chitnis, MadhuraKulkarni $924,427 July 28, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
17 Jamie Lane Daniel L Corbett $1,230,000 July 28, 2021 Chunming Qi Tr, et al
4 Everett Circle Balazs Varkonyi, Judit Volgyes $1,340,000 July 28, 2021 Covino N. Realty Tr, et al
37 Greenwood Road Mandeep Khanna, Jaspreet Khannz $1,300,000 July 27, 2021 Amy Zeng, Tianming Zhang
6 Clubhouse Lane #6CLU Andrea J Farrell, John J Farrell $619,000 July 27, 2021 Trails LLC
3 Poplar Lane Unit 321 Umesh Khadaria $791,815 July 27, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
8 Poplar Lane Unit 284 Sreejesh Chethil, Serin Phalgunan Subhashini $668,295 July 26, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
Week Before        
6 Poplar Lane Unit 283 Fnu Neerav Kumar $680,740 July 23, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
141 Hayden Rowe Street Emmanuel O Awa, Evette M Awa $1,050,000 July 23, 2021 Marcelo Menzes, Raquel Menezes
88 Old Town Road Joseph Roque, Andrea Ternullo $422,500 July 23, 2021 Edwatr R Toran, et al
20 Smith Road Adam J Johnson, Lei W Johnson $1,380,000 July 22, 2021 Liem Xuan Bui, Phin Thi Tran
1 Poplar Lane Gautam Gautam, Manisha Duti $856, 130 July 22, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
24 Roosevelt Lane Ravish Jain, Sunayana Jain $880,000 July 22, 2021 James D Hervol Tr, Kathleen D Hervol Tr, et al
1 Susan Drive Timothy D Kennedy, Sae Oh Kennedy $925,000 July 21, 2021 Rod D Gilbert, Tammy Gilbert
7 Wescott Drive Chandra Mohan Manish, Shriti Sah $1,700,000 July 21, 2021 Quality Framing Contractor Inc
38 Proctor Street Michael D Baker, Jodilyn C Baker $935,000 July 21, 2021 Gary Musso, Mairead K Bray
8 Christian Way Jehan Wickramasuriya, Sheila Yvette Shafer $1,700,000 July 20,2021 David J Mullins Jr, Vicki D Mullins
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Backpack Found

Are you missing your backpack? This was left at the common after an afternoon concert. If this bag belongs to you or you know the owner, please send an email to Detective Stickney at bstickney@hopkintonpd.org
 
Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Assist with search of female prisoner at Framingham PD,
report of Craig's List check scam, no plate on vehicle,
noisy street bike riding Knoll Road, BOLO to surrounding towns
for a hit and run Silver Ford F150 on East Main - operator
identified, MSP reports erratic op got off at Exit 21,
caller lost keys in the DD parking lot, individual found a
Segway on Winter Street and contacted owner, Officer Tyler
Brabham spoke with an individual whose daughter was threatened,
vehicle vandalized the overnight, individual's vehicle stolen, Providence
PD and RISP will not enter into database, caller struck deer - caller
waited for officer - deer fled, car rally (10:49 pm) on South Street - loud
music and drag racing - dispersed, suspicious individual on
Proctor Street, animal in attic on Proctor Street, coyote in yard
at Walcott Valley Drive, Lakeshore Drive resident would like
stricter traffic enforcement, vehicles egged on School Street, more...

August 6, 7, 8, 2021
Fire Logs

Webcam capture 12:23 pm today, 8/9.
Unofficial sources tell us a gas leak closed off Main Street
from Cedar to Wood Street due to a gas leak.

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Sunday on Hopkinton Common
Hot Acoustics, a Hit, as Always



August 8, 2021 - Above, Daddy's little girl, 3 month-old Chloe, gets dancing lessons from Dad, Ray Xavier, as Hot Acoustics got a little electric this evening. And below, on the other end of the family spectrum at the common this evening, Janet and  Alan Sung saw two daughters graduate Hopkinton and go on to college and successful careers.


Below, Muriel Kramer, enjoying her second shot on the Select Board, is at the common flanked on her right by friend Liz Murchie, and on her left by friend Yvonne Riley, as they lean toward center for the photographer. They knew one another through Boy Scouts, and their sons all achieved Eagle Scout.
 
"The Fish Was This Big!"

 August 8, 2021 - This cormorant, a diving bird that spends most of its time fishing underwater, needs to dry off its wings in the sunlight before flying. Even so, when it takes off, it needs to run on top of the surface of the water to get up enough speed for flight, because it can get a bit water-logged. Thank you Julie Ford for such a beautiful closeup.
Cellophane Flowers

August 8, 2021 - Nicole Fornal has an eye for the unusual, like crystalline clouds reflecting sunlight onto the shadow side of the hill in the background, the side that does not face the sun; and flowers with the brilliance of a July field, but in August. Ms. Fornal uses a cell phone camera with HDR (High Dynamic Range) capability.
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How did Bill sound last night? As excellent as ever!
 
The only cook-to-order on Sunday is the individual Clambake. Limit is 12 per order!
Advanced orders are welcomed, but on Sunday, an hour in advance is appreciated.
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Return of the Native
Coach Hughes Back at Varsity

 

by Robert Falcione

August 7, 2021 - "You're back!" I exclaimed when Hopkinton native Coach David M. Hughes gave me the news yesterday that he signed on as Assistant Coach for the Hillers Varsity Football Team this season.

     "I never left," he replied. "I retired in 2007 from the varsity squad, but I've been coaching youth football ever since; AYF, Pop Warner, and then Hopkinton freshman.

     "Coach [Mark] Sanborn came in late into the season, and so had some difficulty finding coaches. He is a great guy and a great coach. I coached him when he played for Hopkinton."

      Coach Hughes isn't new to Hopkinton. He grew up on a farm on Hayden Rowe Street that is now a part of open space trails. The parking area is at 192 Hayden Rowe Street. In 2019, Ethan Ritterbusch mustered a group of scouts to clear a distinctive trail on the property. See his interview on HCAM.

       He isn't new to football, either, having played on the Springfield College team, making Captain in his senior year.

      After 200 wins as Hopkinton Coach, Coach Hughes was given the game ball by his captains (photo, top left). His eventual total was 215 wins. There's more.

        The David M. Hughes Stadium (photo, upper right), built with funds from the Boston Athletic Association, the Hopkinton Athletic Association and the Hopkinton Boosters was dedicated on October 16, 2009.

        Prior to the evening dedication, the  Pop Warner football team gathered (left) in the afternoon to wish their coach the best at a private home.

            Besides football, golf and other pastimes, since April of this year, Coach Hughes has contributed feature photos and gone out on assignment as a photographer for HopNews.com.

       We wish him the best in his "new" endeavor, and hope he doesn't "retire" from photography, too.

       HopNews file photos, above.

 

Lois Alfreda White, 95,

 

Lois Alfreda White, 95, of Hopkinton, passed away on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. Born in Dorchester, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Wardle) and Ephraim Nickerson. She was married for 63 years to the late Frederick S. White.
Alfreda was a proud member of the Nickerson Family Association of Cape Cod. She was a former member of the Garden Club and Couples Club in Hopkinton. She was a Bruins fan and enjoyed knitting, playing cards, cooking and was an avid reader. In her later years, she enjoyed time spent at the Hopkinton Senior Center.

 
Alfreda is survived by her children, Sheila Tiberio and her husband, Ronald of Natick; Cheryl Malloy and her husband, Dan of DeBary, FL; Richard White of Honolulu, HI; and Diane Sandler and her husband, Mark of Framingham. She also leaves behind four grandchildren, Rebecca and her husband, Brandon Randall; David and his wife, Alyssa Sandler; Stephanie and her husband, Andrew Thorpe; Ronald and his wife, Karen Tiberio; 4 great-grandchildren (Kyleigh, Trevor and Tyler Tiberio and Christopher Thorpe), as well as many nieces and nephews. She is survived by sisters-in-law, Barbara Nickerson and Betty Nickerson. She is predeceased by her siblings, Mildred Nickerson, Marjorie Nickerson, Ethelwyn Rowell, Betsy Reddish, Harold Nickerson, and Richard Nickerson.


The family would like to thank the staff of Tapestry, Beaumont, and Hospice at Whitney Place in Natick for their kind and compassionate care.


Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 11th from 5-8 PM at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com . A funeral service will take place in the funeral home on Thursday August 12th at 11:00 AM Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Hopkinton. The family encourages mask wearing. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of the Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew St. Hopkinton, MA. 01748.

To Err is Human...

August 7, 2021 - ... and so is a typographical error, or a failure to look carefully at the instructions.
The sign is visible eastbound in the newly paved area of Hopkinton Road in Upton.
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Mark J. Schultz, 69

 

Mark J. Schultz, 69, of Holliston, passed away on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at Milford Regional Medical Center. He suffered acute respiratory failure, attributed to over three years of pancreatic cancer that affected his lungs and liver. Born in New York City, he was the son of Sydelle (Braunfeld) Schultz of Holliston (formerly Hartsdale, New York), and the late Irwin Schultz. He was the beloved husband of 34 years to Judith (Boisse) Schultz of Holliston.


Mark is predeceased by his brother, Neal Schultz of North Kingstown, Rhode Island.


Besides his mother and his wife, Mark leaves behind his son, Dylan Schultz of Holliston. There were quite a few yelling matches through the years, but that would only bring each of them closer to one another. Many of Mark’s memorable moments were the fun trips with Dylan, enjoying the smile on his face as he explored and learned with each new adventure. They enjoyed trips to their little place in Center Conway, New Hampshire, as well as trips to Disney, Sesame Place, Boston Science Museum, Turks and Caicos, Canada, and especially Amish Country and Hershey, PA, where they stayed in a treehouse! Mark was so very proud of the man Dylan has become!


He was a 1970 graduate of Woodlands High School in Hartsdale, New York. He graduated from Bentley College in 1981 with a BS in Management. Mark began his career in as a credit manager. After working several years at IDG, he transitioned to magazine management and sales at Computer Currents. He further developed his advertising sales career at several local newspaper companies as well.


Mark was a member of the Holliston Finance Committee for 16 years. He enjoyed serving his town and building long-lasting relationships with those he met along the way. In addition, he worked as a town employee at the polls on election days. Most recently, he served as a substitute teacher at Holliston High School. Mark enjoyed skiing, swimming, golfing, politics, playing guitar, Facebook, and spending time with friends and family. Additionally, he was an amazing musician and lover of music and radio. That love became a driving force behind the internet radio station, Mark Skin Radio, where Mark was a founder and mentor starting in February of 2013. As a DJ, he didn’t just play songs during his On the Record broadcast. He crafted every show as a virtual audio play, with underlying themes, fun facts, zany news and special breakaway segments. His humor, grace, talent and voice will continue to be heard in the many station IDs that he wrote and produced.


Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 8 from 2-5pm at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com  Please consider mask use during visitation hours. Black attire is not necessary unless black is your thing! In lieu of flowers, Mark’s favorite charities were No Kid Hungry and Doctors Without Borders.

 

Be sure that whichever place you choose, go for dinner first, because steak tips at Bill's or scallops at Mazi, are worth every bite.

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Sunday at 5:00 pm, August 8, 2021
Hopkinton Veterans Memorial Gazebo
Steve Spector and Hot Acoustics

Above, screenshot from 2018 performance.
People need to come early and set up camp, because this group will jam-pack the place. Dancing is permitted and encouraged.
 

Hopkinton Police Incident Logs Abstract
Arrest for OUI Liquor on West Main Street, request for
stand by for flat tire on 495SB, Mt Auburn Street resident
reports problem with neighbor, caller complained that an
individual walks down roadways unsafe for walking,
walk-in reports fraud on his and his friends' facebook
accounts, caller reports erratic operator and road rage,
three kids in the animal pen on Pond Street,
caller reports 2 hours-old assault, more...


August 5, 2021
One Arrest
A Favorite Place for Those Who Fish


August 5, 2021 - Pout Rock has been a favorite of humans and other fishermen for decades. Above, a great blue heron ponders whatever top predators ponder when wondering where the next meal is coming from. The photo is taken from the West Main Street causeway with Sandy Beach in the background.
 
Hopkinton Garden Club

August 5, 2021 - In spite of the abundant fencing, paved over trenches and orange barrels everywhere, the Hopkinton Garden Club is doing a great job making the Downtown look pleasant.
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Dora Verne K. Garabedian, 70

 

Dora Verne K. Garabedian, passed away in Milford on August 5, 2021 at age 70. Dora’s life centered around an appreciation for art, music, education, community and family. Dora’s creativity and joie-de-vivre left an indelible impression on those who knew her.

 
Dora graduated from Bridgeport University with a B.S. from the School of Nursing and received a Masters degree in Nursing from the University of Connecticut. Following her studies, she worked as an ICU and CCU nurse at Yale New Haven Hospital and was a pediatric nurse practitioner in Bridgeport.


Her interest in the arts led her to found the Cultural Arts Alliance in Hopkinton in 1997, which later became the Hopkinton Center for the Arts and which brought a vibrant performing and creative arts center to the town and neighboring communities. She was a lifelong flutist, including as a member of Pastiche, a women’s performing arts group in Trumbull, CT and then subsequently as a member of the Hopkinton Chamber Group.


Dora contributed to the Hopkinton school system’s educational development as Volunteer Director of In School Programs and coordinated the development of the system-wide Parent Teacher Organization. She was a passionate advocate who actively sought ways to enrich the educational experience of Hopkinton’s school children.


Within the Armenian community, she was a Sunday School Superintendent and teacher at the Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection in Trumbull, CT, as well as at the Armenian Church of Our Savior in Worcester and Armenian Church of the Holy Translators in Framingham. She was a founding member of the Armenian Church of the Holy Translators.

 
Dora combined her interests in art, music and community into a gift basket business, Baskets Beyond Belief, serving customers throughout the Metrowest Boston area with artistically crafted bespoke gifts. Her flowery and seasonally-tailored voicemail greetings became the stuff of legend, with her friends and her sons’ friends calling to hear her latest installment.


A consummate host, Dora enjoyed sharing her passion for cooking and baking, particularly of Armenian food, with friends, family and guests. Dora relished opportunities to entertain, whether through lavish holiday banquets or refreshing summer parties. An avid traveler, she enjoyed exploring other countries and cultures. She treasured opportunities to experience her favorite artists, classical music and opera during her travels with her husband, Tom, and particularly loved her visits to Paris and Venice.

 
Dora is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Thomas J. Garabedian and by her siblings Dr. John S. Kishibay and his wife Dr. Donna Eteson of Los Angeles, CA, Karen Y. Kishibay of Easton, CT, and Darby Kishibay Hobbs and her husband James of Chatham, MA. Dora leaves behind three sons and four grandchildren - Deran Thomas Garabedian and his wife Katy Alexander and their daughter Zabel Arya of London, UK; Berj J. Garabedian and his wife Dr. Laura Garabedian and their sons Thomas, William and Charles of Needham, MA; Gregory C. Garabedian and his wife Daniella Garabedian of Somerville, MA - as well as numerous nieces and nephews and a loving extended family.


Calling hours will be held at the Chesmore Funeral Home, 57 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton, MA on Tuesday, August 10 from 4-7 PM. Funeral services will be conducted at the Armenian Church of the Holy Translators, 38 Franklin St., Framingham, MA at 11AM on Wednesday, August 11. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dora’s memory may be directed to the Armenian Church of the Holy Translators or to the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, 98 Hayden Rowe, Hopkinton, MA.

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Deputy William Miller Appointed Chief

 

HOPKINTON — Town Manager Norman Khumalo, the Hopkinton Select Board and the Hopkinton Fire Department are pleased to announce that Deputy Chief William Miller has been selected to be the town’s new fire chief following the upcoming retirement of Chief Stephen Slaman.

Deputy Chief Miller was appointed as Fire Chief at the Select Board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Pending successful contract negotiations, he is expected to take over as fire chief following Chief Slaman’s retirement at the end of August.

Deputy Chief Miller has 35 years of experience in the fire service. He joined the Hopkinton Fire Department in 2000 as a firefighter. He has since held several positions, including EMS coordinator, shift lieutenant and training officer. He has served as deputy fire chief for the past five years.

While with the department, some of his responsibilities have included developing and executing fire department operations for the Boston Marathon, managing grant writing, ensuring proper maintenance of the department’s equipment, coordinating new hire onboarding and more.

“We are pleased to have found an excellent int