It's the holiday season. Just two houses sold in Hopkinton this week.
158 Wood St sold for $829,900 on 11/21/2023
4 bed, 2.5+ bath
2,33 sqft ($356 /sqft)
Seller(s): Sandeep and Shashi Yarlagadda
Buyer(s): Bryan and Hillary Fitzsimmons
Seller's agent: Maria Babakhanova with Redfin Corp.
9 Donna Pass sold for...
Last week, four homes were sold for nearly $1 million each and one for $2 million on Stoney Brook. The properties ranged in size from 2,354 to 6,800 sq ft, with differing amenities sold by various sellers and agents.
Four homes have been sold recently, with two properties exceeding $1 million. The most expensive sale was on 10 Summit Way, sold for $1.58 million, while the property at 1 Peppercorn Rd sold for $1.3 million. On the lower end, 4 Bullmoose Run sold for $970,000 and 100 Ash St for $565,500.
The Town of Hopkinton is undergoing significant staff turnover, with key financial positions vacant.
With so much turnover, it prompted the question: What financial controls are in place, and who enforces them?
HopNews tested the town's accounting procedures with a fake invoice and received a real check from the town.
The town's financial practices, including a lack of vendor approval processes, poor expense categorization, and an unusually large number of vendors, raise questions about potential misuse of funds.
Furthermore, the absence of responses from town officials highlights a lack of accountability.
Epic pickleball mayhem is brewing, folks! Hopkinton Police are taking on both Westborough and Grafton PDs, spurred on by nothing but energy drinks and pure grit. Losers will hand over $500 to charity, the Michael Lisnow Respite Center in case of Hopkinton's 'inevitable' victory. Game date: TBD, stay tuned!
Hopkinton Town Manager Norman Khumalo is reportedly leaving his position for the private sector. Khumalo has served since June 2009, his appointment succeeding the abrupt resignation of former Town Manager Tony Troiano, convicted of manslaughter. Assistant Town Manager Elaine Lazarus will act as temporary town manager.