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Governor Baker Signs an Act to Ensure Safe Access to Marijuana

  BOSTON – July 28, 2017 -- Governor Charlie Baker today signed bipartisan legislation to update state laws governing the cultivation, sale, and adult use of marijuana following a voter-approved ballot question in 2016. Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito were joined by several legislators at a signing ceremony at the State House to enact H. 3818, An Act to Ensure Safe Access to Marijuana.

“We appreciate the careful consideration the legislature took to balance input from lawmakers, educators, public safety officials and public health professionals, while honoring the will of the voters regarding the adult use of marijuana,” said Governor Baker. “We look forward to appointing members of the Cannabis Control Commission and the Cannabis Advisory Board to join us in working with Treasurer Goldberg, Attorney General Healey, local officials, law enforcement and all other stakeholders involved to implement the enhanced law safely and responsibly throughout the Commonwealth.”

Highlights from H. 3818:
· This law outlines the ability of cities and towns to exercise local control to ban or limit the development of marijuana establishments to address municipal concerns.

· Sets the special excise tax on adult use marijuana sales to 10.75% to support the costs of regulating the industry and to fund initiatives in public health, public safety, police training, restorative justice and workforce development.
o There is a local option for cities and towns to add a 3% tax on top of the combined 17% between sales and the marijuana specific excise tax.
o Medical marijuana will remain untaxed.

· Establishes a 5 member Cannabis Control Commission to regulate both the adult use and medical marijuana industries consisting of one appointee each from the Governor, Treasurer and Attorney General. The remaining two members will be agreed upon by the majority of those 3 constitutional officers.

· Establishes a 25 member Cannabis Advisory Board with 5 appointees each from the Governor, Treasurer and Attorney General. The remaining 10 appointees are ex officio appointees with expertise and knowledge relevant to the Board’s mission.

· Establishes requirement that the Cannabis Control Commission set potency limits for edible marijuana products and that it adopt packaging requirements that conform to a detailed list of health and safety protections. Contributed content.

Click here to read the bill.

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State Police Arrest Worcester Man For Fentanyl and Heroin Trafficking

WORCESTER -- On Wednesday July 26, members of the Massachusetts State Police Gang Unit and State Police Detective Unit for Worcester County, along with the Worcester Police Vice Squad and Gang Unit, executed search warrants on a Worcester residence and a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt


As a result of the search warrants, troopers and officers recovered 109 grams of heroin, 41.9 grams of fentanyl, 16.9 grams of cocaine, packaging material, and a large amount of US Currency.


JUAN P. ORTIZ-RUIZ, a 40-year-old male from Worcester, was arrested and transported to the Millbury Barracks, where he was booked on the following offenses:


  • Trafficking in Fentanyl;

  • Trafficking in heroin;

  • Possession of cocaine with intent to distribute; and

  • Conspiracy to violate drug laws.


LIVE on Main will return on August 4, 2017, right here at 6:00 p.m. with a surprise guest.
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Mark Christopher Antonioli, 38

Holliston- Mark Christopher Antonioli, 38, of Holliston, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017. Born in Framingham, he was the son of Faith E. (Mantell) Antonioli and the late Lawrence E. Antonioli.


Mark enjoyed working on cars and was good at fixing everything. He enjoyed spending time with his family, watching his son Dominic play hockey and watching his daughter Brianna dance.


Mark is survived by his mother, his two brothers, Brian Antonioli of Holliston and Matt Antonioli of Medway; his two children, Brianna Antonioli and her mother Julie Andrews and her husband Bobby Andrews of Hopkinton, and Dominic Antonioli and his mother, Mark’s Fiancee, Dianne Huber of Holliston; as well as his nieces and nephews, Christian and Chloe Antonioli, Austin, Rosalie, Ashlyn, and Ethan Huber; and his dog, Duke.


Visitation will be held on Friday, July 28th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. (Rt. 16). A funeral home service will take place on Saturday, July 29th at 10:30 a.m. A mass in Mark’s name will be said on August 12th at 5:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church of Holliston. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave, Waltham, MA 02451 or heart.org


Unforeseen circumstances have arisen, and The Spoon will not be able to open the next two Friday nights. So we will be closed Friday Night 7/28 and 8/04.

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Crack sealing work will begin on Thursday July 27th on the following streets. One lane of traffic will be orn on pen at all times. Work is expected to take about 5 days to complete. Work hours will be approximately 7am-4pm. Please do not park any vehicles in the street as it will prevent the contractor from completing the work.

Rocky Woods Rd, White St, Hill St, Jamie Ln, Donna Pass, Stewart St & Spring St (from Pond St to the Upton town line).


Thank you,

Mike Mansir

Highway Manager

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Hopkinton Police Locate, Give Foot Chase and Then Arrest B&E Suspect

A caller last evening at 8:52 pm to Hopkinton Police reported seeing an individual walk behind Main Street Cleaners on West Main Street, which initiated a response by four officers, including Sgt. Timothy Brennan.

Officers Corridan and Hontzeas were first on the scene and engaged the suspect in a foot pursuit. A rear window was found open. The State Police sent a dog team.


It resulted in the arrest of 43 year-old Jermaine P Sampson of Main Street in Marlborough, who was charged with B&E Nighttime for Felony, Resisting Arrest, A&B on Police Officer and Malicious Destruction of Property over $250. (Information from police log)


The rest of the police log is here:7/25/2017

High Ground

July 25, 2017 -- This wild turkey was likely not fearing a flood from the driving rain, but instead took to high ground, a car roof rack, to escape a predator on Monday morning.

The Town of Hopkinton seeks residents who are interested in serving on the Board of Appeals.

The Board of Appeals is a quasi-judicial administrative board that hears and decides zoning related matters pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) Chapter 40A and applications for Comprehensive Permits pursuant to MGL Chapter 40B. The Board is established in accordance with MGL Chapter 40A section 12 and the Town’s zoning bylaws. Duties of Board members include hearing and deciding relief for applications for special permits, petitions for variances, and for various types of appeals related to zoning matters in accordance with authority granted under MGL c. 40A s. 14. Application of sound and equitable judgment and a willingness to learn and be guided by the state Zoning Act, Hopkinton’s Zoning Bylaws, and judicial decisions are important qualifications for work on the Board.

The Board of Appeals consists of 5 full members and 4 associate members. The vacant position is a full member position. Members serve 5 year terms. Members shall be residents of the Town of Hopkinton.

Interested residents should apply via the online volunteer form at http://www.hopkintonma.gov/home/about/hug . Residents may also apply by submitting a letter of interest to Maria Glynn, Executive Assistant, Town Manager’s Office,18 Main St., Hopkinton, MA

Statement from Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan Regarding Paul Shanley

On February 7, 2005, Paul Shanley was convicted of two counts of rape of a child and two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child. At sentencing, our office requested that he be imprisoned for life.  Shanley was sentenced to a twelve to fifteen year prison sentence. He is now scheduled to be released from that sentence and begin ten years of supervised probation.

The Commonwealth is not legally permitted to seek that Shanley be confined further without expert testimony that he meets the legal criteria for civil confinement as a sexually dangerous person. To that end we hired two qualified examiners.  We are awaiting their final reports; however both doctors have informed us that they have concluded that Shanley does not satisfy the legal criteria for a petition to be filed.

The defendant will be monitored by the probation department for the next ten years and has been ordered to have no contact with children under sixteen years of age. Our office continues to provide support and assistance to the victims in this matter. 


Brad F. Canty, 17



Brad F. Canty, 17, of Hopkinton, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017. Brad leaves behind his best friend and brother, Kyle Canty, his parents, Becky and Jimmy Canty of Hopkinton; his maternal grandparents, Agnes Torento of Milford and Frank Torento of Hopkinton. He  also leaves behind his paternal grandparents, Lorraine and James Canty of Holliston, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.


Brad was a generous, kind, loyal and selfless brother, son and friend, constantly putting others before himself. Brad was a true unsung hero. He was an active member of the Hopkinton Swim Team and recently successfully completed his lifeguard certification and was employed as a lifeguard for Sandy Beach in Hopkinton.


Brad was a strong and courageous young man who battled a multitude of ongoing gastrointestinal disorders for many years. Brad didn’t allow this debilitating illness to negatively impact himself. Brad had a strong love of our country, animals and concern for others’ well being.


Brad’s dedication and determination to overcome led him to achieve honors this year in school. Brad would have been a senior in High School this fall. Brad’s desire was to pursue Environmental Science in college.


Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 27th from 4-8p.m at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St.  A funeral mass will be held on Friday, July 28th at 10:30a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church of Hopkinton. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations in Brad’s memory may be made to Canty’s Underdog Scholarship Fund, 5 Cunningham St. Hopkinton, MA

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Planning Board Mulls Tree, Residential Development, Apartments

by Robert Falcione

July 25, 2017 -- The Planning Board opened its meeting last evening by voting to make public a determination by Town Counsel regarding the 32-home Open Space Landscape Preservation Development plan submitted by REC Hopkinton/Paul Mastroianni.  As proposed, the plan shows two cul-de-sacs, each at the end of a new road that is more than 1,000 feet long, the statutory limit of such roads in Hopkinton under the open space bylaw. One begins at Chamberlain Street, the other at Whalen Road.

        Town Counsel Ray Miyares determined that as proposed it could not be allowed by the Planning Board.

        Project Manager Kathi Sherry said that if that were the case, they would propose a roadway that went straight through (A drawing of that proposal was propped up on a display easel throughout the meeting. Choose thumbnail to enlarge.). The neighbors are opposed to such a road, and prefer the two-road proposal that featured a gate between them to provide an emergency cut-through.

        Planning Board Chair John Ferrari, who is an attorney, suggested that there are exceptions to grant waivers, such as a gift of land to the town. Mr. Ferrari suggested that neighbors should do everything they can to preserve the value of their existing properties.

        Conservation Commission Chair Jeff Barnes was said he was on board with the open space plan, but noted that the commission had no application before them.

        The hearing was continued until August 14 at 7:30 pm. 

        Golden Pond rolled out Phase III of their multi-year expansion plan that was approved in 2009. It consists of the construction of a new building that will house an additional 54 beds.

        "We started 25 years ago," said co-owner Kerry Kunst. "We provide care for people who need assistance," he added.

         "These are single-bed and studio-type apartments. There will be more common areas," he said, and spoke of a performance center and a fitness center.

         "I share the passion for making Hopkinton a better place," said Mr. Kunst, a Hopkinton resident. 

          Engineer Joe Marquedant, speaking for the applicant, said that they put in 129 parking spaces, when they were only required to install 115, and upgraded the power and sewer connection.

          Bill Paradis of BETA Group, the town's peer review, said that the existing storm water basin in the rear of the property was not emptying properly and would need to be addressed.

         Fire Chief Stephen Slaman said one of the biggest challenges will be accessing the property while the construction is in progress during occupancy. He said they could expect 25-100 additional calls a year from the expansion. He also spoke of the unforeseen calls to the Urgent Care facility at One Lumber Street, where people who should have gone to the hospital emergency room mistakenly go there. The only way out for those people is a Fire Department ambulance.

           Attorney Wayne Davies, speaking for the applicant, took exception to remarks by the board about "use."

           "When I hear comments about use, I have concerns," he said. "Capacity of use is outside of your jurisdiction."

          "My comments about use where not meant in regards to you," explained Chair John Ferrari, who then solicited comments from the public.

           There were none. 

           The hearing was continued until August 28 at 7:30 pm. 

           A continued Public Hearing about a tree removal for construction of a parking area to gain access to the Elmwood Farm conservation area began with Tree Warden Paul Gleason reading his long list of credentials (Top photo). At the beginning of the Public Hearing two weeks ago, which Mr. Gleason could not attend, two residents spoke against his conclusion that the tree was riddled with a sap-rot fungus.

          One called the conclusion "a bunch of  bunk."

          Another said, "I challenge the Tree Warden."

          The seats those residents spoke from were conspicuously empty this evening. Mr. Gleason had other backup as well.

           Former Tree Warden, Joe Regan said it was a dying tree, which the Tree Warden can statutorily order cut down, even without a hearing.

           "It is a hazard, and neither a posting nor a hearing is required," he declared. 

           In addition, Mr. Gleason was armed with a conforming opinion from Nicholas J. Brazee, Ph.D., a plant pathologist from UMass Amherst.

           It may all be for naught, because some residents do not like the location, and the Planning Board is bowing to their wishes to consider alternatives.

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Brad F. Canty, 17
Brad F. Canty, 17, of Hopkinton, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017. Born in Framingham, he was the son of Becky (Torento) and James Canty of Hopkinton and brother to Kyle Canty. Arrangements are pending at this time and are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com
Car vs. AC

July 24, 2017 -- The tire marks are still visible from last night's 11:00 pm crash into KO's Restaurant at 25 Hayward Street. The female driver was evaluated by firefighters and declined a ride in the ambulance. The air conditioning compressor was severely damaged.

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from July 17, 2017 - July 24, 2017
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
 David Joseph Road Bahri Namdar $822,500 July 21, 2017 Thomas J, Dora V Garabedian
18 Elizabeth Road Namdar Bahri, Noel Bahri $1,250,000 July 21, 2017 Scott M Kessler, Pamela E Kessler
5 Hunters Ridge Way Kathryn C Ericksen, John W Ericksen $932,065 July 21, 2017 South Mill Street LLC
208 Wood Street Jeffrey Deiana $269,000 July 21, 2017 Frankie Investments LLC
167 Ash Street Mario Fernandez, Marilyn Fernandez $572,500 Jul 21, 2017 Lionel E Dube, Peggy C Dube
6 Alexander Road Jeffrey C Bouzan, April S Bouzan $650,000 July 20, 2017 Jeffrey Navin, Sarah E Navin
46 Chestnut Street Christopher M Tighe, Linda J Tighe $495,000 July 20, 2017 Kim Ann Payson
21 Curtis Road Matthew T Kizner, Emma R Johnson $469,500 July 20, 2017 Jeffrey C Bouzan, April S Bouzan
111 Main Street Jessica Miller $367,000 July 19, 2017 Donna Wendel Tr,, Sadie E Benson Rev Tr of 2017
9 Edge Hill Road Kathryn Sherman Loos, Brian P Stanick $989,000 July 19, 2017 Peter L Sallade TR, Elizabeth M Sallade TR, Sallade
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9 Teresa Road Michael L Rockwell, Eileen M Rockwell $505,000 July 18, 2017 Anthony F Allen, Deborah E Allen
21 Connelly Hill Road Bradley Wilson, Yushan L Wilson $1,260,000 July 17, 2017 Stephen C Weber, Lynn M Weber

Police Incidents - Updated 7/24/2017
for 7/21/2017 to 7/23/2017
No New Arrests This Time Period

UPDATE: Pedestrian Fatality on Route 90 in Upton -- 10 year-old girl killed


July 24, 2017 -- At about 5:53 p.m. Sunday evening, Massachusetts State Troopers from the Weston Barracks responded to a crash on Route 90 westbound, near the North Street Overpass, at mile marker 102.5 in Upton. The crash resulted in the death of a girl who had exited a motor vehicle that had pulled into a breakdown lane.


Preliminary investigation by Trooper Charles Dance indicates that two vehicles were traveling together to New York state: a 2011 Toyota Camry and a 1999 Jeep Wrangler, both with New York registrations. The Camry was being operated by a 33-year-old man from New Carrollton, Maryland. The Jeep was being operated by a man from Putnam Valley, N.Y., whose age is not immediately available.


The Jeep became disabled with an apparent flat tire and both vehicles pulled out of the travel lanes to their left, stopping in the left hand breakdown lane, according to the preliminary investigation. The Toyota was ahead of the Jeep with a short distance between them.


The driver of the Camry exited his car and walked back to the Jeep to help change the flat tire. The man’s 10-year-old daughter, also from New Carrollton, Maryland, got out of the Camry and stood by the rear of that vehicle.


Meanwhile, a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe sport utility vehicle was also traveling westbound on Route 90, the Massachusetts Turnpike. The Tahoe, which was pulling a trailer holding a motorcycle, was traveling in the leftmost travel lane. The Tahoe was being operated by a 41-year-old Conway, N.H., man and had as a passenger a 44-year-old woman from Freedom, N.H.


According to the preliminary investigation, as the Tahoe approached the stretch of road where the two vehicles were stopped off to the left in the breakdown lane, the traffic was slowing in front of the Tahoe. As a vehicle in front of the Tahoe decelerated, the Tahoe swerved to the left to avoid colliding with the vehicle ahead.


The Tahoe swerved into the left-hand breakdown lane between the stopped Jeep and the stoped Camry. The Tahoe’s operator then apparently noticed the Camry in directly front of him but could not avoid a collision. The Tahoe caused severe injuries to the 10-year-girl who was standing behind the Camry.


The girl was rushed to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, where she was pronounced deceased.


Other occupants of the Camry included a one-year-old girl, who was in the car at the time of the crash. The infant had no obvious injuries but was also transported to the hospital for precautionary examination.


The crash remains under investigation by Troop E of the Massachusetts State Police, the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and the State Police Detective Unit for Worcester County. The ongoing investigation includes interviews of involved motorists and witnesses and reconstruction of the crash through analysis of physical evidence. State Police were assisted on-scene by Westborough Fire and EMS.


Please note that State Police do not release names of juvenile victims. 


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Davis Road Fire Put Down Quickly

Above, firefighters rest after cutting a hole through the roof to chase the fire, which had gone into the attic.


July 23, 2017 -- At around 5:30 pm on Sunday, an elderly resident of the Davis Road senior housing evacuated her home after a neighbor informed her that it, one of four single-story apartments in one building, was on fire. Then, the Hopkinton Fire Department responded to a notification from Custom Alarm that a heat detector was sounding at that home.

The resident was evaluated by the Hopkinton Ambulance crew, and determined she did not sustain injuries, according to Fire Chief Stephen Slaman. Chief Slaman also indicated that upon preliminary investigation, it appears that the cause of the fire was accidental from cooking.

"Containers on the stove top may have ignited," the Chief explained.

Chief Slaman said that although there is extensive heat and fire damage, all of the animals, people and firefighters "are good."


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Concerts on the Common

July 23, 2017 -- The Roy Scott Big Band packed the Hopkinton Common today, but there was still plenty of room on the dance floor.

District Attorney Statement on Chelmsford Officer Involved Shooting

 CHELMSFORD – July23, 2017 -- Today at approximately 7:40 a.m. Chelmsford Police responded to a 911 call for a domestic incident at a residence on Clover Hill Drive in Chelmsford.

The preliminary investigation suggests that upon arrival at the scene the responding officer encountered a 35-year-old male known to police, in an apparent agitated state. An adult female, known to the suspect, was also present. The suspect allegedly became combative with the Officer striking the Officer in the face with a closed fist. During the altercation two additional Chelmsford officers arrived on scene. The male continued to be combative and began using items nearby, including a large shard of glass and a hammer, as weapons.

Fearing for the safety of the female victim and the safety of the responding officers, one of the responding officers deployed their department issued Taser in an attempt to subdue the suspect. When the Taser was ineffective, another officer fired two shots striking the suspect in the leg and grazing his head.

The suspect was transported to an area hospital and subsequently transported by medical flight to a Boston area hospital where he remains in serious condition.

The female victim was also transported to an area hospital, treated for injuries allegedly caused by the suspect during a physical altercation and released.

The responding officers were all transported to an area hospital as a precaution. The Officer struck by the suspect suffered minor injuries, was treated and released.

Per the policy of the Chelmsford Police Department, the Officer that fired their weapon has been placed on paid administrative leave.

This is an open and active investigation being conducted by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Massachusetts State Police assigned to the District Attorney’s Office and Chelmsford Police.

The suspect in this case is expected to face charges in connection with this incident.


State Police Investigating Pedestrian Fatal on Route 95 in Burlington

July 23, 2017 -- At about 3:35 a.m. this morning, State Police from the Danvers Barracks responded to a crash involving a pedestrian on Route 95 northbound, south of Exit 34 in Burlington, which resulted in one fatality.

Preliminary investigation indicates that State Police received several calls from motorists regarding a man who was in the middle of Route 95 northbound in the area of Exit 34 waving their hands. State police subsequently received a call from the operator of a Volvo reporting he had struck a pedestrian in the middle of Route 95 in Burlington. Burlington PD was the first on scene and confirmed the pedestrian had been struck and killed.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Gregory Sulser indicates that a 2004 Volvo S80 sedan, operated by a 39-year-old Malden man, was traveling on Route 95 nouthbound, south of exit 34 in Burlington, when it collided with a pedestrian who was in the 2nd travel lane of the roadway. The pedestrian was subsequently struck by a second vehicle, a 2010 Toyota Matrix station wagon, operated by a 22-year-old Brookline, NH man. As a result of the collisions, the pedestrian was determined to be deceased at the scene. Both operators remained on scene and are cooperating with the investigation.

This crash remains under investigation with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section and Middlesex County Detectives. Troopers from the Concord Barracks also assisted on scene.

State Police were assisted on scene by Burlington Police, fire, EMS and Mass DOT.

The victim is an adult male whose identity has yet to be determined.

Outside at Weston Nurseries:

New Shop

July 22, 2017 -- This 2 and 3-D mural is on the interior of 24 Main Street, where a new full service flower shop will be opening at the former home of Photographic Images and HopNews. Next door at 22 Main Street, joined by a connecting door, will be a rustic furniture showroom, the type that the company stages for weddings. Mouse-over for the image of the window.


   Summer Games

July 22, 2017 -- This diver was not practicing for the summer Olympics, but instead, he said, diving in to retrieve some fishing gear that got away, on Route 85 today.

July 22, 2017 -- Jyothsna Srinivasan steadies the camera, while Sreedhar plays his part, today at Hopkinton Reservoir Dam.

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Love and Kindness

July 22, 2017 -- In a bass boat, Angler Jakim Brown, left, had a fun time reeling in this 2.5-3lb large-mouth bass on Hopkinton Reservoir this afternoon. He is being helped by friend Tyrone Barrett in removing the hook from the fish, and getting it back into the water. They showed a lot of respect for the fish, but there was no kissing of the fish like on television.

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LIVE! on Main with Town Manager Norman Khumalo

CORRECTION: In the interview above, Robert incorrectly identifies Christina Anderson as a member of Parks and Rec.
She is the Vice-chair of the Youth Commission.

Milford Regional Named a 2017 Most Wired Hospital

MILFORD – July 20, 2017 -- Milford Regional Medical Center has been named a 2017 Most Wired hospital, a recognition that has been given to only nine hospitals in Massachusetts for excellence in information technology.

The recognition was based on the results of the 19th Annual HealthCare’s Most Wired® survey released recently by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum which is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. The survey of 698 participants, representing an estimated 2,158 hospitals – more than 39 percent of all hospitals in the United States – examines how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based health care in areas of infrastructure; business and administrative management; quality and safety; and clinical integration.

“The Most Wired hospitals are using every available technology option to create more ways to reach their patients in order to provide access to care,” says Rick Pollack, AHA president and CEO. “They are transforming care delivery models in order to improve quality, provide access and control costs.”

As a Most Wired hospital, Milford Regional is recognized for its robust wireless network for providers and clinical staff, use of assistive technologies to ensure positive patient identification,

electronic prescribing, electronic transmission of summary of care records for transition in care, redundancies that support patient care in the event of a disaster and strong security safeguards to protect patient health information.

Being recognized as one of nine Massachusetts' Most Wired Hospitals displays our commitment to use technology in assisting our physicians and other clinical staff in proving high quality

and safe care to our patients,” says Nicole Heim, Milford Regional executive vice president & COO. “We have an extremely talented information technology staff that brings innovative products for review to medical staff and other clinicians. Through this partnership, we are able to better serve our patients by putting the best solutions into practice."

For more information on Milford Regional Medical Center, go to their website at milfordregional.org .

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Smiley Face

  July 20, 2017 -- This insect-eating friend of mankind appears to be smiling at the camera. He can likely see either the reflection of himself in the lens, or the eye of the photographer, today at North Mill Pond.

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Did the Deer Have Any...

July 20, 2017 -- This tiny young deer was on Fiske Mill Road in Upton this morning, just up from the bridge that is being repaired, blocking traffic from reaching Hopedale or Milford from that route. The deer's size is evidenced by the size of the horseflies on its head, which look gigantic.
Little World

July 20, 2017 -- This wasn't the only creature moving about on this wild flower. There were ants and other small critters moving upon its top, as well as a wasp that gave the creature a jab with its stinger, turned and hovered to see if there was an effect, and then flew away. Also on North Mill Street.

Resident Expresses Concerns for Safety on Ash Street Following Collision

To the Editor:

Last night around 6:00, a cyclist collided with a passing vehicle a couple of homes past the Holt Street intersection, heading down the dangerous and blind curve/crest. The cyclist was taken away by ambulance, but was apparent to neighbors that they were breathing, thank goodness!. Our thoughts and prayers are for a speedy recovery!

 I want to be clear that I'm not suggesting the vehicle/driver did anything unsafe in this incident, nor can I suggest or determine fault - I didn't see it happen. However, it appeared the cyclist collided with the side panel behind the rear passenger door.

The general point is that Ash street is a narrow, "SCENIC" road, yet vehicles regularly travel at speeds of up to 50 MPH! The speed between the 'Center School zone' and Arenas Butcher shop is 25 MPH. Many residents are concerned with these high rates of travel. The sidewalks have helped with safety, but if a person, child, or pet wander into the roadway - it would not end well if a vehicle were traveling at a dangerous pace! The road is just too windy, hilly, and narrow.

As neighbors, we will work together with the Police Dept and DPW to develop a plan that will help. 

Some thoughts include:

-More speed limit signs

-Several permanent solar powered radar speed signs

-Speed bumps

-Stop signs

I'm a concerned parent of young children, and I just want everyone to be safe.

Thank you,

Nate Oram

49 Ash Street

July 20, 2017

Movie Night on the Common
Tonight, Thursday, July 20: Moana 8-11 pm
Sponsored by Parks and Rec



Please be advised that two required fire flow test will take place this week. The first is Thursday, July 20th, at approximately 10PM . The Second will be Saturday, July 22d,in the morning. Because these tests will take place on main transmission lines, customers may notice some discoloration during and after the tests throughout town. Please avoid doing any laundry, dishwasher loads or other water use activities, during this time. Any discoloration that may occur will eventually dissipate. Please check you water before using it. You may need to run your cold water line to clear your internal pipes after the test is complete.

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Hopkinton Drug Develops New Anti-fungal and Anti-Bacterial Spray
Click on thumbnail to learn more.

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No Hands

July 19, 2017 -- Sometimes, the backyard is a great place to find a smaller world, where small rabbits can hide in tall grass, and flowers embrace bees.

Police Incidents - Updated 7/19/2017
for 7/17/2017  7/18/2017
One New Arrest This Time Period

Allegedly Speeding at 105 MPH while Naked and Drunk


NORTHHAMPTON July 19, 2017 -- A Massachusetts State Trooper yesterday arrested a drunk driver who was traveling at speeds of up to 105 mph in a construction zone on Interstate 91 in Whately where the speed limit is 45 mph.


Trooper Michael Tucker, assigned to the State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section, was on patrol on I-91 southbound when the Northampton Barracks advised patrols of a black pickup truck being operated erratically and at a high rate of speed.


Trooper Tucker began seeking the suspect vehicle, a 2005 Ford pickup with a Massachusetts registration, and soon made visual contact. He observed the driver change lanes without signaling and nearly cause a collision with a box truck. The pickup then accelerated to 105 mph in the posted 45 mph construction zone.


The suspect vehicle eventually slowed in traffic in Northampton and Trooper Tucker caught up to it and conducted a motor vehicle stop. Upon reaching the driver’s door, Trooper Tucker observed that the driver was wearing no clothes and had placed a pair of work pants over his lap. The trooper observed strong indicators of alcohol intoxication on the driver and observed an empty bottle in the bed of the truck.


The trooper requested that the operator put his pants on. He then requested license and registration. The driver was able to produce his license but could not find the registration. The driver was identified as ALEXANDER SHANWENDA, 24, of Chicopee.


Trooper Tucker was backed up by Trooper Peter McMahon of the Northampton Barracks. The troopers administered several field sobriety tests to SHANWENDA, who failed all of them. Troopers placed SHANWENDA under arrest and transported him to State Police-Northampton, where he was booked for the following offenses:


  1. Operating under the influence of liquor;

  2. Operating to endanger;

  3. Marked lanes violation; and

  4. Speeding in a Construction Zone.


During an inventory of the pickup, troopers located two six-bottle packs of beer that contained five full bottles and three empty bottles, with the other four bottles missing.


Following SHANWENDA’s arrest, a district court bail clerk set bail at personal recognizance plus the $40 bail fee. He will be arraigned on the charges in the Holyoke District Court. ~Contributed content

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Morning Dew

July 19, 2017 -- The morning dew still beads on the petals of this flower as the bee collects nectar and spills pollen all over herself and everywhere else.

Ralph Gates Edwards Sr., 92


HOPKINTON - Ralph Gates Edwards Sr., 92, passed from this life to the arms of his Heavenly Father on Monday, July 17, 2017 in Dunnellon, FL, surrounded by his loving family.  Born in Newton, MA, he was the son of the late Frank J. and Gretchen (Gates) Edwards.  He was predeceased by his loving wife, Ann Patricia Edwards to whom he was married for 59 years and his sister Norma (Edwards) Manning.  Ralph was a Veteran of World War II.  

Ralph retired from his job as the branch manager for Uxbridge Savings Bank (UniBank) after many years. Often times he would stop at the Goodness store in Whitinsville to catch up on local gossip. He spent many wonderful years as a snowbird in Florida after his retirement.  He took much pleasure singing to his friends and family and organizing a choir group while a member of the Hopkinton Senior Center.  He also enjoyed dancing away to the orchestras he would arrange for entertainment.  He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and co-worker.  His love of life and his humor were infectious.  

He leaves his sons Robert Edwards of Longmeadow and Ralph Jr. and his wife Elizabeth (Nealon) of Hopkinton, his daughters Patricia Ann Daly and her husband Frederick Daly of Dunnellon, FL, Mary Noonan and her husband Michael of Clearwater, FL, Marcia Mackin and her husband David of Upton, MA and Nancy Begnoche and her husband Keith of Enfield, CT.  He also leaves his nieces and nephews Gretchen Lohnes and her husband Richard of Nova Scotia, Carl MacClellan and his wife Doris of Nova Scotia, Canada, Janet Lee MacClellan of British Columbia, Gail Garrison and her husband Mark of Londonderry, NH, and Lee Cadieux and her husband Rollee of Rochester, NH.  In addition, he leaves his loving grandchildren, Melissa Palermo and her husband Al of Bellingham, MA; Jennifer Direnzo and her husband Chet of Northbridge, MA; Peter Edwards and his wife Christine of Hopkinton, MA.; Stephen Edwards of Hopkinton MA., Christine Lucier of Upton, MA.; Lianne Mackin and Mark McNaughton of Upton, MA., Bryan Mackin of Raleigh, NC., Jessica Macsata and her husband Michael of Enfield, CT, Adam Begnoche and his wife Jessica of Kernersville, NC, Michael Daly and his wife Becky of Lutz, FL, and Colleen Daly of Dunnellon, FL.  He also leaves 14 great grandchildren he loved dearly and his dear friend and dancing partner Ellie Schneeloch of Holliston, MA.  

The funeral will be held Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. from the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church St., Hopkinton.  A Eucharistic service will follow at 11:00 a.m. in St. Paul Episcopal Church, Route 135, Hopkinton.  Burial with military honors will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Hopkinton.  Calling hours at the funeral home are Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 61 Wood Street, Hopkinton MA 01748 or the Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew St., Hopkinton, MA  01748.

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Hopkinton Community Summer Band
Please enjoy a composite photo, below, of the Hopkinton band that performed last Sunday,
and be reminded of the upcoming schedule of performers that begin at 5:00 pm the next four Sundays on the common.

July 23rd Roy Scott Big Band
July 30th Steve Spector and Hot Acoustics
August 6th Barbara Kessler
August 13th Jumpin' Juba


State Police Investigating Apparent Car-to-Car Shooting on Route 93 in Quincy

 July 18, 2017 -- Earlier this morning a motorist on Furnace Brook Parkway in Quincy flagged down a state trooper and said he had been driving on Route 93 when his car was shot at by someone in another vehicle.

The apparent shooting occurred at approximately 5:20 am on Route 93 northbound in Quincy, south of Exit 8. The trooper located a possible bullet hole in a rear door of the victim’s car, which also had a broken window.  The motorist was not injured.

The motorist described the shooter as a male operating a dark-colored Dodge Charger.

The investigation into the incident is active. We notified area departments to be on the lookout for a vehicle matching the description of the shooter’s car. The victim’s car was towed to a State Police facility where it is being processed for ballistics evidence.


William H. Robinson III, 79

William H. Robinson III, 79, of Hopkinton, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Isabel (Paz) Robinson and William H. Robinson II. He was the husband of Eleanor (Knoll) Robinson of Hopkinton.


Bill graduated with a BFA in 1959 from Boston University. During his time at BU he was a member of the BU Soccer team and BU Choir. He also enjoyed his time spent as a member of the Boston Ramblers Soccer Semi Pro team. Bill was a past President of Watertown Art Association, past President of the Framingham Art Association, a member of Rockport Art Association, Cape Cod Art Association, Boothbay Art Association, Franklin Art Association, and Westboro Art Collaborative. He was an Art instructor Hopkinton Adult Education Program and an Art instructor at the Hopkinton Senior Center.


Bill was in the U. S. Air Reserve. He had been the owner of Robinson Associates for 25 years and had also worked for Rustcraft Greeting Cards in Dedham and Cohen and Kelly Advertising Associates in Manchester, NH. Bill was the founder and coach of Hopkinton Youth Soccer and a member of the founding committee of Polyarts. He was a past President of Hopkinton Kiwanis, a member of the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Framingham Men of the 200. Bill also took great pleasure in golfing.


Besides his wife, Bill is survived by two children, Jonathan Neil Robinson and his wife Pennie of Grafton, and Christian Robinson Cady and her husband Sean of Walpole . He also leaves behind four grandchildren, Nathaniel and Charlotte Robinson and Devin and Jack Cady.


Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 19th from 4:00-7:00pm at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St.  A funeral home service will take place on Thursday, July 20th at 10:30a.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hopkinton Friends of the Seniors, 28 Mayhew St. Hopkinton, MA 01748.


Ralph G. Edwards Sr., 92

HOPKINTON - Ralph G. Edwards Sr., 92, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017 in Dunnellon, FL.  Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, are incomplete at this time.

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Hazardous Spill

July 17, 2017 -- According to Fire Lt. Gary Daugherty Jr., a hydraulic leak of about 8 gallons, from a machine driving on Main Street was not enough to escalate to a State environmental response, because it did not go into any drains. The Fire Dept. crew applied Speedi-dri, a clay absorbent, to remove the hazard.

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from July 12, 2017 - July 17, 2017
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
76 Pine Island Road James A. Valis, Lori A. Valis $925,000 July 14, 2017 Louis M. Przystas
71 Walcott Valley Drive unit 48 Eben C. Berry, Mary J. Berry, 71 Walcott Valley Realty Trust $181,000 July 14, 2017 Ernest D. Cornish
10 Oak Street Vinod Vijayaprasad, Mayuri Chaudhari $1,125,000 July 14, 2017 William H. Congdon Jr., Paula M. Congdon
7 Benson Road Alberto D. Alfaro, Helene A. Alfaro $735,000 July 14, 2017 Michael J. Katz, Linda M. Katz
Hayward Street Daniel Aho, Hayward Street Nominee Trust $240,000 July 13, 2017 William C. Tetlow
Legacy Farms North Lot A-1-4 Pulte Homes of New England LLC $9,141,177 July 13, 2017 Legacy Farms LLC, Roy S. MacDowell, Legacy Farms Private Wastewater Treatment Facility LLC
124 Lumber Street Brian C. Fitzgerald, Crystal S. Fitzgerald $650,000 July 12, 2017 John J. Roberts
33 Chamberlain Street Paul A. Segars $104,000 July 12, 2017 Paul A. Segars, Julie Segars

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Police Incidents - Updated 7/17/2017
for 7/14/2017 - 7/16/2017
Five New Arrests This Time Period
Early Learning

July 16, 2017 -- This boy and his father share in the universal  joy of seeing a fountain at work. Today, during the Concert on the Common with the Hopkinton Community Band, youngsters made the trek with parents to the Claflin Fountain for a fulfilling, closer look.
Enjoy a few more photos from the common by clicking on each thumbnail.


Kudos to Phipps Insurance


As Baypath Humane enters its 40th year of serving this town and the surrounding communities, I have had the wonderful opportunity to reconnect with so many staff, volunteers, and supporters from our past in order to learn more about our history. I have also been able to collect boxes of Baypath memorabilia pertaining to communications and many fundraising events. As I poured through these archives, I found one constant among it all: our humane business partner, Phipps Insurance.

Rob Phipps, his family and his team at Phipps Insurance have been unwavering in their support of so many of our endeavors since I arrived at Baypath 6 years ago, but I was truly moved to learn that Phipps' partnership with our shelter, in fact, extends back decades. From Baypath's Pancake Breakfasts in the early days to our 8th Annual Paws & Claws 5K being held this October, Phipps has had our back!

I can't help but think about how much things have changed since those early days - at Baypath, in this town, the world...yet Phipps has remained steadfast in their incredible commitment to the animals and the services we provide to so many in our community. The same can be said of their commitment to so many other worthy causes in our midst.

Thank you Rob & the Phipps team...you are truly an inspiration!

Elizabeth Jefferis | Executive Director
Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton |

500 Legacy Farms North, Hopkinton MA 01748

July 16, 2017

 Eugene J. Guerrini, 80

    Eugene J. Guerrini, 80, of Charlestown, RI and Sunrise, FL, passed away Friday. He was the life partner of John McKay for 44 years. 

Born in Boston, MA, he was a son of Anthony and Josephine Arena. Mr. Guerrini was employed for AT & T for over thirty years, and was a member of the National Guard. He enjoyed travelling and he always put his family first. Besides his partner he leaves many nieces and nephews. 

Visiting hours will be held at the Avery-Storti Funeral Home, 88 Columbia Street, Wakefield, RI, Monday 5-7 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 am in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton, MA. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Ashland, MA. The Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, Hopkinton, MA is assisting with local arrangements.

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July 16, 2017 -- Kim Elia  and Betsy Krueger, neighbors of the Davis family, have contacted HopNews to help publicize this fundraiser. The Crystal Room on Route 85, Cedar Street, in Milford is the final venue, so please disregard any other information you may come across, because if it is different, it is old. We just received this today, and it has the most up-to-date information on date, time and place. The GoFundMe link at the bottom right of the poster above is a LIVE link. Click on it to donate now. Click on the bottom left of the poster for tickets at the EVENTBRITE site.


July 15, 2017 -- All of the young ladies wore beautiful skirts, but they all agreed one was the most beautiful: the one being modeled by Vindhya Poonja, being photographed by Ramya Mundaje at the bridge over the Hopkinton Reservoir spillway today.

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Free Ride

July 15, 2017 -- Two year-old Wesley Delcarpini gets a ride from, Dad, Jason, with a great view high above the water today at the reservoir.
Perfect Wings

July 15, 2017 -- This dragonfly at the Fruit Street fields has perfect wings that betray his youth, a time before mating and fighting for mates will damage them.

The Gentleman and the Frog

by Robert Falcione

July15, 2017 -- As I, the photographer, searched for this tiny frog among the small-sized grass next to the former farmers pond at Legacy Farms South after having seen out of the corner of my eye, make a short jump, a gentleman stopped in the road to ask what I was photographing. I did not speak.

       He guessed, with a pleasant countenance, "The grass?"

       I smiled and might have even shrugged, but didn't speak. You see, I am naturally averse to having conversations with people when I am photographing features or unfolding events for HopNews. Oftentimes, a passersby will stop and ask what is going on, or what the police are doing, when they see me and my camera at a scene. It is difficult to explain what I am doing while I am doing it. Sometimes I do not have the answer, because I like to keep as far away from the police activity as I can; I do not want to affect it with my presence. The result of their activity could be a sobriety test, a tow, an arrest, etc.  We may not even know until the next day, like the arrest on East Main Street this afternoon. We won't know about that until Monday when we get the log. But this was different.

       This was a gentleman with a pleasant countenance asking what I was doing from behind the wheel of his nicely kept motor vehicle. I might have even known him, but I was too focused, no pun intended, on the teeny, tiny frog of which type I had never photographed before -- or even seen before! Frankly, I was a little worried that if I spoke, which at least one person has told me my voice sends waves through her body, it might cause the same thing to happen to the frog, and it will dart away forever. But the man with the pleasant countenance and the nicely kept passenger vehicle got me to talk nonetheless, as I thanked him for his parting words, which were complimentary.

        Smiling as he slowly pulled away, he said, "I like your photos and enjoy your stories."

        Little did he know that he, his pleasant countenance and nicely kept vehicle would be in one on this very day.

F-35 Joint Strike Force or F-18 ? Neither!


July 15, 2017 -- Both the F-18 fighter and the Joint Strike Force F-35 fighter have dual stabilizers; the F-35 appears to have but one jet exhaust. (Examples) The photo above was taken over the Fruit Street property this afternoon as the jet roared at low level, banking at high speed, and disappearing into the distance, an uncommon occurrence for Hopkinton. Although US jets often fly over the Start of the Boston Marathon, they are usually F15s, older warplanes.
Correction: Two readers have corrected your humble servant, identifying the plane as an F-15. Another reader, who was at the Dynasty not long afterward, said he saw four of the jets in formation.

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Emery W. “Bill” Hart, Jr., 70


GRAFTON: Emery W. “Bill” Hart, Jr., 70, passed away peacefullbut y on July 14, 2017, under the loving care of his family and the dedicated staff at Mass General Hospital after a year long battle with lung cancer.

Bill leaves his wife of 50 years, Jacquie Ahlquist Hart of North Grafton, 5 daughters, Cori Cunningham (John), Christa Rebidue (Mark), Alyssa Keller (Henry), Sabine St. Pierre (Tom), and Bethany Gerry (Tom)and 10 grandchildren – Anya and Spencer Cunningham, Rylie and Dylann Rebidue, Emerson and Carson Keller, Grady and Carver St. Pierre and Ryker and Shayler Gerry. He was predeceased by his son Garth William. He is survived by his siblings Tony, Sharron, Jim and Dennis and many nieces and nephews and was predeceased by siblings Cathy and Steven.

Bill was born in Portland, ME son of the late Emery W and Helen Hart. He graduated form Portland High School and served in the Navy Reserves as an oceanographic Analyst. He owned and operated Pizza Villa in Hopkinton, MA for 25 years and continued to work in the food industry as a chef, most recently at Arturo’s Ristorante in Westboro, MA.

Bill loved all things electronic, was known as “Mr. Fix-it”, captaining his beloved boat “to Hell n’ Back”, listening to his extensive oldies play list, and sharing his toy helicopters and boats with his grandchildren.

All are welcome to gather with Bill’s family and friends Tuesday July 18th from 4pm to 7pm at Roney Funeral Home 152 Worcester St. N. Grafton, MA 01536. A funeral service will be held for Bill Wednesday July 19th at 10:00am at Roney Funeral Home. He will then be laid to rest at Notre Dame Cemetery in Worcester. In lieu of flowers please honor Bill with a memorial donation to The American Cancer Society PO Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or online at www.Cancer.org or The Arthritis Foundation 29 Crafts Street Newton, MA 02458 or online at www.arthritis.org. A Book of Memories to share a story, memory or photo of Bill is available online at: www.RoneyFuneralHome.com

State Police Investigate Fatal Crash in Mansfield


July 15, 2017 -- This morning, at approximately 5:25 a.m., troopers from the State Police Barracks in Foxboro responded to reports of a crash on Route 95 Northbound, at the 10 mile-marker, near the rest area in Mansfield. Upon arrival, Trooper Samantha Lucas discovered that a 2015 Ford F250 pickup, had struck the rear of a 2015 Kenworth tractor-trailer which was disabled in the breakdown lane, with a flat tire. Upon crashing into the rear of the trailer, the F250 immediately caught fire.


The driver of the tractor-trailer, a 56-year-old man, of Providence Rhode Island, who was seated in the tractors driver’s seat, suffered minor injuries, but refused immediate medical treatment.


Preliminary investigation has revealed the F250 was driving at a high rate of speed in the breakdown lane, prior to the crash. The driver, and only occupant of the F250 pickup, was determined to be deceased at the crash scene. Identification has not yet been made on the deceased victim.


The right two lanes continue to be closed, as extrication of the victim is still ongoing.


The remaining facts and circumstances of the crash are currently under investigation by troopers assigned to the State Police Foxboro Barracks and the State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office. Troop H Headquarters, State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section (CARS), State Police Crime Scene Services Section (CSSS), Mansfield Fire, Mansfield EMS, North Attleboro Fire Department, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) all assisted on scene.


Gig Update! 
Saturday July 15th - Hot Acoustics returns to Shining Rock Golf Club in Northbridge for our annual summer shindig, beautiful setting on their patio, wonderful tapas type menu prepared by Shining Rock, and some cool live tunes. Doors at 6pm, we play from 7-11pm range. Cover $10. This show is nearly sold out. For more info, call Shining Rock at 508-234-0400.

Live! on Main with Roger Kabler

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S. Kurt Weissbecker


Hopkinton- S. Kurt Weissbecker of Hopkinton, MA passed away on July 3, 2017 at his home. He leaves his loving family, Henry Schmidt of the home, his mother Alice Joan Weissbecker of Southern Pines, NC, his brother Mark Weissbecker of Richmond, MA and Southern Pines, NC and his sister Heidi Blake of CT. He was pre-deceased by his father Frank J. Weissbecker in 2002.


Kurt grew up in Weston and attended the Weston schools and graduated from the University of New Hampshire. For many years, Kurt and Henry owned and operated "For Land's Sake Design", their successful landscaping business. At his request, a service will be private and held at a later date in Princeville, Kauai, HI. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com 

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Police Incidents - Updated 7/14/2017
for 7/12/2017  7/13/2017
Two New Arrests This Time Period

July 14, 2017 -- Christian Hill Road in Upton has become a bit busier with the work being done on the Fiske Mill Pond bridge down the street, so please use caution turning the corner.

Congregation B’nai Shalom to hold its annual Open House – Thursday, August 11, 2016

117 EAST MAIN STREET, P.O. BOX 1019, WESTBOROUGH, MA 01581 | (508) 366-7191

At Congregation B’nai Shalom, listening to our members is one of the best ways to learn about what makes our congregation a special place to belong. Here are just some of the things they have told us:
· “Belonging to CBS has allowed our family to meet and become friends with Jewish families from Westborough, where we live, and the surrounding towns.”
· “We like that many of the congregants are interfaith couples, and B’nai Shalom makes everyone feel welcome.”
· “We appreciate that there are activities and trips for teens post b’nai mitzvah to help keep them engaged and connected.”
· “I’ve heard about this happening before & never believed it, but I entered the building, looked around, and honestly said to myself, “I’m home!””

We would love the opportunity for you to meet our members, our Rabbis and staff, and discover what is special about Congregation B’nai Shalom for yourselves. Please join us at our annual Prospective Member Open House on Thursday, August 11th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. You will learn about the synagogue’s many programs and activities, including worship services, our early childhood program, religious school, adult education, and much more. Refreshments will be served, and there will be activities to occupy young children while you are taking a tour. Whether you are a family with or without children, a senior, LGBT, or an interfaith household, we hope you will find your place among our congregation of about 450 families from over 20 area communities. For more information, or to set up a time for a personal visit, call 508-366-7191 or visit our website at www.cbnaishalom.org .


Baypath Reaches Guidestar Platinum Rating

Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton, Inc. is proud to have earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world's largest source of nonprofit information. Baypath Humane is now part of an elite tier of nonprofit organizations recognized for its commitment to transparency and accountability.

By sharing metrics in its GuideStar Nonprofit Profile, Baypath Humane is helping the public move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation like overhead ratios.

Baypath Humane can now easily share a wealth of information with the public, including in-depth financial data; qualitative information about goals, strategies, and capabilities; and quantitative information about results and progress toward their mission. Baypath Humane is as committed as ever to transparency and to giving the public meaningful data to evaluate the organization.


Register now for the Fifth Annual Live4Evan Run + Fun Fest! Saturday, Sept. 9 at 9 am, Evan Girardi Memorial 5k and 3 mile heart walk on USATF certified course, starts from EMC Park. Live Tough Challenge Course for kids, 9:30 am at Hopkinton High School, Field 9. Live Fun Cornhole Tourny, 9:30, Field 9. After the race, there is a family fun day with live music, free food, raffles, vendor tents, special activities for all ages, and lots of happy hearts. Join us!

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Rapid Response

July 13, 2017 -- What today's police log described as an odor of smoke from a dryer (After the investigation), drew a rapid and forceful response from Hopkinton -- one engine and the ladder truck -- as well as an engine from Westboro, on Huckleberry Road this afternoon.

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MassBay Student Veteran Accepted into Warrior-Scholar Project at Cornell University

WELLESLEY HILLS, MA (July 13, 2017) – The Massachusetts Bay Community College is pleased to announce student veteran Charles Santamaria of Millis has been accepted into the Warrior-Scholar Project to attend Cornell University July 23rd – 30th. The Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) empowers enlisted military veterans by providing them with a skill bridge that enables a successful transition from the battlefield to the classroom; maximizes their education opportunities by making them informed consumers of education, and increase the confidence they will need to successfully complete a rigorous four-year undergraduate program at a top-tier school.

“We are proud to host a Warrior-Scholar Project Academic boot camp at Cornell University for the 2017 year,” said Dr. Sidney Ellington, Executive Director of WSP. “The program at Cornell will tap into the immense potential of Post-9/11 veterans and reduce obstacles to success, addressing veterans’ misperceptions about college and building their confidence through an intense academic reorientation.”

“Charles’ participation in WSP will bring him one step closer to his goal of applying to pre-medical and biological sciences programs,” said MassBay Coordinator of Transfer Affairs and Articulations Rhian Waterberg. “Charles exemplifies the rich academic and co-curricular contributions our student veterans bring to MassBay. We are excited about his participation in the Warrior Scholars Program and hope that it will inspire a new tradition of WSP participation among MassBay’s student veteran population.”

Santamaria is a Life Science major who began classes at MassBay in the Fall of 2016 after his tour in the United States Marine Corps was finished. While on active duty, he served as Combat Correspondent/Broadcaster in Twentynine Palms, California. Santamaria is very involved in campus life here at MassBay, serving as President of the Student Government Association (SGA), an Orientation Leader welcoming new students to the College and one of the MassBay Veteran’s Club representatives. Santamaria is the first MassBay veteran accepted to the WSP program and he will be one of 16 students attending Cornell program this year and 250 nationwide. He is a first generation American as well as a first generation college student.

“As a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, I am excited to be accepted and participate in the Warrior-Scholar Project at Cornell University,” said Santamaria. “Attending a community college like MassBay has been a smooth transition from the military that has provided me with a solid foundation for my academic career. This program creates a tremendous opportunity for veterans and I know my time at Cornell University will contribute to my level of readiness for transfer to a 4-year university and possible changes I might face in the future.”


Road Work to Cause Delays


Roadwork is scheduled to begin on Hopkins Rd, Valentine Rd, Coburn Rd & Valentine Cir on Monday July 17. A small crew will be in on Saturday July15 to remove & plate structures on these roads.


Please expect delays and seek alternate routes when possible.

Mike Mansir

Highway Manager

Patricia Brosnihan Dance Center Holds Open House / Early Fall Registration
Tuesday, July 18th & Wednesday, July 19th 4:30-6:30pm
77 West Main Street, Hopkinton

Jeanne Leombruno Rides in Memory of Kara MacDonald
Friend of recently departed Kara MacDonald (Sister of Kelly Grill, HCA Executive Director) will be riding in the PanMass Challenge in Kara's memory.
The donation page, of which 100% will go to Dana-Farber, is here.
In addition, a GoFundMe page had been started during Kara's life, which will continue to assist her two children, who live with their Aunt Kelly.

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from July 5, 2017 - July 12, 2017
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
70 Old Elm Way Samantha Galuska, Jonathan Galuska $740,000 July 12, 2017 Joan E. Luciano, David A. Luciano
4 West Main Street Rodrigo Martinez, Kristina Balarezo $345,000 July 10, 2017 Maxwell R. Manikian,
Rebecca D. Manikian
215 Ash Street, 11 Penny Meadow Lane Ravenwood LLC $237,456 July 10, 2017 Masswest MGMT LLC
12 Pond Street Henry Lou, Kaime Lou $615,000 July 7, 2017 Bruce W. Elliott, Cindy S. Elliott
26 West Elm Street Richard H. Shepard, Sharon M. Shepard $725,000 July 7, 2017 Richard Lee Allen,
Susan Sherwin-Allen
6 Fruit Street Mark T. Hanscom, Abigail C. Hanscom $560,000 July 6, 2017 James Dempsey, Gail M. Dempsey
42 North Mill Street Jayasinghe, Indraratne $645,000 July 6, 2017 Michael Vosburgh, Paula Vosburgh,
Vosburgh Living Trust
9 Penny Meadow Lane Anne E. Jones, Christopher J. Jones $973,410 July 6, 2017 Ravenwood LLC
16 Forest Lane unit 18 Martha R. Lanning $439,900 July 6, 2017 Patricia A. Palmer
216 Pond Street Robert P. O'Connell Jr., Mary O'Connell $700,000 July 6, 2017 Jeffrey R. Bush, Kathleen A. Bush

Police Incidents - Updated 7/12/2017
for 7/10/2017  7/11/2017
No New Arrests This Time Period


     Pictured is Cindy Chesmore, Hopkinton Senior Center Director, accepting the Metrowest Alzheimer’s Partnership’s Senior Center/Library Outreach Project. The MetroWest Alzheimer's Partnership is an affiliation of the Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter.   The Partnership is a regional volunteer coalition comprised of healthcare and human services providers, family and caregivers dedicated to providing education, outreach, advocacy and support for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their families and caregivers.  The Partnership's goal is to share resources, increase public awareness and understanding of these illnesses, promote the importance of research funding and participation and strive to improve quality of care and access to community services.


The MetroWest Alzheimer's Partnership Senior Center/Library Outreach Project goals are to provide local senior centers and libraries with resource information on Alzheimer's disease and connect families and caregivers to services offered through the Alzheimer's Association. 


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