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4 LIVE video cameras Downtown, HERE Or go right to the Main web camera here.
Cornells Menu 'til 11/16/2022 - Harbor to Hill week of 11/15
Harbor to Hill Thankgiving Ordering 
Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Checked with Downey Street driver who said he pulled over because
he was drowsy, assisted Fire Department on Jackson Street, 2-car
accident on Wilson Street - no PI, fraudulent "agent" claiming illegal
package sent from his residence - no personal info divulged, caller from
Norcross Road reports someone illegally dumped a table on Town
property, walk-in spoke with officer regarding accident report he wrote,
MVA on East Main Street - no PI - dog struck by a car - Baypath
driving to scene, strong odor of gas on Maple Street, MVA on South Street -
no injuries, WARRANT ARREST, Curtis Road caller reported her aid went out
to the car and she heard screaing - and the aid has not returned inside...
November 14, 2022
Arrest Log
 
 
Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Auciello Drive resident concerned with people in their
woods - was MSP K-9 training, erratic TT unit on Rte 495 -
MSP will handle, caller reports 2 loose dogs will not let him pass
on Cedar Street, Price Street caller complained of an individual
canvassing door to door - man was GOA, 2-car MVA on Main Street -
no PI, MVC vs deer - deer had to be euthanized, assist Marlborough
PD by sheltering juvenile awaiting his grandmother, MVA on Hayden Rowe
Street - no PI, Spring Street caller concerned that 2 males are in
her driveway walking around, and being noisy - just a delivery driver,

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

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

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


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


Scouts Pitch In

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

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


More photos from the  event. Choose each to enlarge.

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Wow! Fish Day Again!

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

Below, the team huddles before the game.

 

Construction Advisory No. 51 November 10, 2022


Please be advised that this schedule may change due to weather and existing conditions found while performing the
tasks below. This work may impact traffic and require lane and sidewalk closures limiting access to driveways and
entrances to businesses.
What to Expect for the Week of November 14, 2022, to November 18, 2022
Detours
• The eastbound detour from Pleasant Street to Maple Street to Hayden Rowe will be used Monday-Friday
• The eastbound detour from Grove Street to Maple Street to Hayden Rowe will be used Monday-Friday as needed
• The West Main to Wood Street to Elm Street detour will be used for 2.5 days (specific days TBD)
135/85 Intersection
• Driveways at Country Farm Liquors (3 Cedar St) and the Post Office
• Concrete sidewalk work on Cedar Street and Grove Street
East Side of Project
• Continue service connections between the 135/85 intersection and Ash Street
• Continue installing hardware for underground electric vaults between the 135/85 intersection and Ash Street
West Side of Project
• Sidewalk curbing on the south side of Main Street between the Fire Station and Claflin Place
• Begin concrete sidewalk between the Fire Station and Claflin Place on the south side of Main Street
• Continue installing hardware for underground electric vaults between the 135/85 intersection and Claflin Ave.
Working hours for the project are from 7am to 3pm. No detours, one lane closures
or road closures are allowed between 7am and 9am.
For the most up to date information about the Main Street Corridor project please
visit theTown's project website at https://hopkintonmainstreet.com
The Town of Hopkinton appreciates your patience and consideration while
we work tosupport MassDOT’s project to revitalize our downtown infrastructure. ~Contributed.

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Half-staff on Monday 

 

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

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

This gubernatorial order applies to:

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

2. Other state-owned or state-controlled buildings

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

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

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

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

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


Legislature Passes Bill to Protect Open Spaces

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
Sponsor a Local Family this Christmas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from October 31, 2022 - November 7, 2022
Choose Blue Links to See Town's Property Card for single family homes
Prices in red are $1 million or more

Address

Buyer

Price 

Date

Seller

Hopkinton  

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

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

 by HopNews Staff

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

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


 
Veterans Gather

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

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

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

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Well-Fed in Hopkinton

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


Stunning.


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

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


Free as a Bird

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

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

by HopNews Staff

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

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

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

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

 

 

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


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

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

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

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

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

MassDOT Project Number: 606043


Construction Advisory No. 50 November 4, 2022
Please be advised that this schedule may change due to weather and existing conditions found while
performing the tasks below. This work may impact traffic and require lane and sidewalk closures limiting
access to driveways and entrances to businesses.
What to Expect for the Week of November 7, 2022, to November 10, 2022
(No work on November 11 – Veterans Day)
Detours
• The eastbound detour from Grove Street to Maple Street to Hayden Rowe will be used Monday-Thursday
• The eastbound detour from Pleasant Street to Maple Street to Hayden Rowe will be used Monday-Thursday
135/85 Intersection
• Cement concrete driveways at Country Farm Liquors (3 Cedar St), Post Office, Shell Gas Station, and CVS
• Concrete sidewalk work at the 135/85 intersection
East Side of Project
• Continue installing conduit services between the Muffin House and Hayden Rowe
• Eversource vault work between the 135/85 intersection and Ash Street
West Side of Project
• Install beveled curbing for sidewalk on the south side between the Fire Station and Pleasant Street
• Gravel and grading for sidewalks on the south side between the Fire Station and Pleasant Street
• Eversource vault work between the 185/35 intersection and Claflin Ave.
Working hours for the project are from 7am to 3pm. No detours, one lane closures
or road closures are allowed between 7am and 9am.
For the most up to date information about the Main Street Corridor project please
visit theTown's project website at https://hopkintonmainstreet.com
The Town of Hopkinton appreciates your patience and consideration while
we work to support MassDOT’s project to revitalize our downtown infrastructure.

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Maura Healey Endorses James Arena-DeRosa for State Representative

November 4th, 2022 (Holliston) – James Arena-DeRosa (Holliston), candidate for the 8th Middlesex State House District (Holliston, Hopkinton, Sherborn, and precincts two and three of Millis), has officially been endorsed by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Maura Healey.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mike Mansir
Highway Manager

Yes, This is in Hopkinton

by Julie Ford

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

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

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

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


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

 

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


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

Need for Adolescent Services Continues to Increase


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 3rd, 2022 (Holliston) – James Arena-DeRosa (Holliston), candidate for the 8th Middlesex State House District (Holliston, Hopkinton, Sherborn, and precincts two and three of Millis), has officially been endorsed by State Representative David Linsky.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Transactions from October 22, 2022 - October 30, 2022
Choose Blue Links to See Town's Property Card for single family homes
Prices in red are $1 million or more

Address

Buyer

Price 

Date

Seller

Hopkinton  

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


Happy Samhain

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Editor:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hopkinton MA 01748


HCA Hosts Festivities and Food


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

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Legacy Farms Diwali at Keefe Tech

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Holliston 21, Hopkinton 19

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

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

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The Color Keeps Hanging On

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

 
A Little to the Right...


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

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

No Sidewalk? No Problem!

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


A responsible adult should accompany young children on neighborhood rounds.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dam Fog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Special Loon presentation on November 1, 2022

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


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


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

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

October 24th, 2022 (Holliston) – James Arena-DeRosa (Holliston), candidate for the 8th Middlesex State House District (Holliston, Hopkinton, Sherborn, and precincts two and three of Millis), has officially been endorsed by former State Representative Carolyn Dykema.


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


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


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


The 8th Middlesex State House District includes Holliston, Hopkinton, Sherborn, and precincts two and three of Millis. The seat has no incumbent after Representative Carolyn Dykeman’s resignation in February. Representative David Linsky’s 5th Middlesex District no longer includes Millis and Sherborn.For more information, please visit www.jamesforstaterep.com  .


Senate Enacts Bill to Limit the Use of Step Therapy

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

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

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

Learn about Diwali
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Been Thinking About Fay School in Southborough?

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

Disappearing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wow!

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

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



Congratulations, Trooper Molly McGaffigan

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

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


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


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

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from October 14, 2022 - October 21, 2022
Choose Blue Links to See Town's Property Card for single family homes
Prices in red are $1 million or more

Address

Buyer

Price 

Date

Seller

Hopkinton  

4 Sylvan Way Hongfang Li $2,250,000 October 21, 2022 Jane H Lesslauer Tr, et al
158 Ash Street Maryellen Tetreault $705,000 October 21, 2022 Daniel Gregory Anastas Tr, et al
27 Weston Lane U27WES Peter P Graham, Denise M Graham $759,000 October 21, 2022 Trails, LLC
77 Weston Lane WES Elizabeth H Lee $664,000 October 21, 2022 Trails LLC
97 Saddle Hill Road Sudesh S Nair $1,155,000 October 21, 2022 Kathleen Mary Faletra Tr, et al
79 Weston Lane U79WES Richard Eisenberg, Jeanine Eisenberg $749,000 October 21, 2022 Trails LLC
29 Weston Lane U 29 Stephen J Granger, et al $699,000 October 21, 2022 Trails, LLC
75 Weston Lane Unit 75WES Karen V Durgampudi $664,000 October 21, 2022 Trails LLC
155 Lumber Street Weiheng Dang, Linmengyu Zhao $685,000 October 20, 2022 Sharon L. Burdzel
6 Leman Lane Unit1B Sharon Reynolds, Joseph G Wilcox $465,000 October 19, 2022 Paul Ostrander, et al
Last Time        
177 Hayden Rowe Street John Brian Gulbrandsen $312, 507 October 13, 2022 Wells Fargo Bank
1 Cross Street Mauricio Bremermann Bronchini $525,000 October 11, 2022 Brian M Rizza, Tess E Gannaway
60 Rockwood Lane U 41 Richard G Ostrander Jr, Tr
Gemma P Ostrander Tr, et al
$888,000 October 7, 2022 Brian L Engstrom, Lisa B Engstrom
71 Weston Lane U 71 WES Deborah A Thomas, Kevin P Thomas $759,000 October 7, 2022 Trails LLC
73 Weston Lane U73 Charlene R Steurer Tr, John E Streurer Tr, et al $724,000 October 7, 2022 Trails LLC
173 Saddle Hill Road Merrimack Valley Builders, Inc $370,000 October 5, 2022 Francis J Durso III, Francis J Durso Jr Est
270 Hayden Rowe St Kathleen Marchioni $332,500 October 5, 2022 Mark Marchioni
19 Maple Street SJR Realty LLC $415,000 October 3, 2022 Catherine Petrelli
Time Before        
157 Lumber Street Elizabeth A Keohane, Shamus P Keohane $1,110,000 September 30, 2022 Michael E Bullock, Joan Bullock
4 Morningside Lane Unit 214 Bharath Bommena, Devi Priya Rajeswari Kotagiri $695,000 September 30, 2022 Karthik Kumar Nichenametla
77 South Street Units 4, 5, 6 Project Just Because Inc. $2,098,000 September 30, 2022 Bevleo Realty Inc.
35 Aspen Way Unit 263 Siddharth Deen Doshi, et al $785,000 September 30, 2022 Siddarth Chattopadhyay, Aparna Banerjee
5 Pinecrest Village Unit 5 Mehreen Naz $399,900 September 30, 2022 Dorothy Ferriter-Wallace
27 North Street Graham Brown, Kayla Daly $780,000 September 29, 2022 Brenda M Bond Tr., et al
30 Chamberlain Street Mariia Butko, Maxim V Arefyev $670,000 September 29, 2022 Jesse Racicot, Alana Mahoney
60 Greenwood Road Jun Bei, Ying Liang $1,610,000 September 28, 2022 Shelia Anderson, Robin Anderson
9 Valleywood Road Qinghua Ye $700,000 September 28, 2022 Jun Bei, Ying Liang
33 Forest Lane Unit 25 Joseph M Sullivan, Kenna M Sullivan $558,000 September 27, 2022 Carmen Alicia Marcano Asratian
15 Fawn Ridge Road Zhengxin Dong, Langyu Wu $2,226,000 September 27, 2022 Robin L Robertson
24 Amherst Road Xun Che, Jie Tang $660,000 September 26, 2022 Jennifer A Baima
Week Before That        
27 Maple Street Caroline Frances Russell $495,000 September 23, 2022 Holly Morand, Matthew Morand
1 Frostpane Lane Unit 52 Atin Tandon, Ankita Sanjay Chatrath $695,000 September 20, 2022 1 Frostpane Realty Trust, et al
1 Walcott Valley Unit 13 Gayle A Walker, James K Walker $116,000 September 20, 2022 Cheryl R Geveke
7 South Barn Road James A Valis, Lori A Valis $1,450,000 September 19, 2022 Scott A Pearson, Susan K Pearson

Scare-Owl

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

 

MassDOT Project Number: 606043
Construction Advisory No. 48 October 21, 2022


Please be advised that this schedule may change due to weather and existing conditions found while performing
the tasks below. This work may impact traffic and require lane and sidewalk closures limiting access to driveways
and entrances to businesses.
What to Expect for the Week of October 24, 2022, to October 28, 2022
Detours
• The eastbound detour from Grove Street to Maple Street to Hayden Rowe will be used Monday-Friday
• The eastbound detour from Pleasant Street to Maple Street to Hayden Rowe will be used on Tuesday
East Side of Project
• Continue underground service connections up to property lines from Church Street to the 135/85 intersection
135/85 Intersection
• Continue new traffic signal work at 85/135 intersection
Project Wide
• Raise castings on manholes project wide
• Temporary paving for driveways and back of sidewalk gravel areas

Working hours for the project are from 7am to 3pm. No detours, one lane closures or road closures are allowed between 7am and 9am.


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

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Middlesex Sheriff’s Office warns of expert witness scam


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

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

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

“Often times these arrest scams revolve around a failure to appear for jury duty or pay taxes, but these calls are the first reported directly to the MSO involving a failure to appear as an expert witness,” said Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian. “For any professional whose career may be harmed – or license potentially impacted – for failure to comply with a court order, this type of call can be particularly frightening. We want people to know this is a scam and no member of law enforcement will ever threaten arrest or demand a fine be paid over the phone like this.”

Similar expert witness scams have previously been reported in other parts of the country.

Anyone who may have received a similar call and either lost money or provided personal details is urged to immediately contact local law enforcement. If the caller claimed to be a member of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office, we also ask that you report the incident directly to the MSO’s Inner Perimeter Security (IPS) Unit at 978-667-1711.

Residents may learn more about law enforcement impersonation and arrest scams by visiting our website at bit.ly/3CD2s9p  . Contributed content.

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Bruce Anderson Tobey, 72 of Hopkinton, Massachusetts and Ocean Park, Maine, husband, brother, father, uncle, grandfather and friend, passed away peacefully on October 17, 2022 following a brief illness. He departed this life a champion of, and hero to all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Born on July 27, 1950 to Chester and Barbara (Ledger) Tobey in Needham, Massachusetts, the oldest of four siblings. Bruce graduated from Needham High School in 1968, and went on to attend the University of Miami. It was here that he began his love affair of all things Miami Hurricanes. There was rarely a Canes game that went unwatched or recorded for later viewing. Following his graduation from Miami, Bruce completed his education at Babson College, earning an MBA.

Bruce married the love of his life, Jill (Kennedy) on October 19, 1974. They met in Ocean Park, Maine as teenagers and then built their life together for 44 years in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Bruce was an ambitious businessman and excelled as a chemical sales executive where his success allowed him to achieve an early retirement.

Following his retirement, Bruce dedicated his time to volunteering at Community Harvest in Grafton where his love and skill of gardening helped to provide fresh food to the Worcester Food Bank.

Additionally, Bruce and Jill traveled extensively throughout retirement. A larger than life personality, Bruce made friendships all over the world. He collected lasting memories during these travels that he passed on to his adoring grandchildren who affectionately referred to him as their “Bubba.”

Bruce is survived by his wife Jill, sons Christopher and his wife Lee (Barnum), Scott and his wife Ashley (Smith), grandchildren Conor, Ian, Isla and Lillian, his sister Susan and her husband Lee Romano, niece Elizabeth Romano, nephews Corey and Ryan Tieva and their families. He also leaves a vast network of lifelong friends who were more like family, that will remember him forever.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Barbara, his loving sister Janice Tieva and his devoted brother Eric.

While the void that he leaves is immeasurable, Bruce has left a legacy of love, charity and a dedication to family that his friends and family will continue in his memory.

A celebration of life will be held later in the spring in Ocean Park, Maine. He would also like to leave you the way he left all of us, write if you get work.

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

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Hopkinton Veterans Breakfast

October 20, 2022 - Seated, L to R: Gordon Winston, USAF, displaying a "Mustang" fighter which represents the only propeller-driven airplane to shoot down 2 jet-propelled German Messerschmitts in 1944; Hank Allessio, US Army; and Jack Westcott, USN, with a photo of the USS Laffey (DD-724) that was known as The Ship That Would Not Die. She survived 6 kamikaze crashes in 1945 during the Battle of Okinawa in WW II.

Standing, L to R: Art Brooks, USN, holding a photo of Rear Admiral Sakaibara signing surrender documents of Wake Island to the Allies. Sakaibara was the same official who, in 1943, ordered nearly 100 Americans massacred. Next is Bob Letendre, US Army, showing Major Charles Whittlesey receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor for leading the "Lost Battalion" in the Argonne Forest during WW I; and Bill Krans, USMC.

4 November is the next scheduled Vets Breakfast which is near the date of the USMC birthday on the 10th, and Hopkinton's Veterans Appreciation Dinner in the evening and Veterans Day ceremonies during the day on November 11th. Your appointment calendar should be confirmed ASAP.


Early Bird Catches the Pizza
We asked readers to be the first to email Editor@HopNews.com and give us the the location and reason for the sign to win a $25 gift certificate to Hillers Pizza, and at 4:26 am today, Adriane Pletcher of Teresa Road was the first to say, "Located at the corner of Hayden Rowe and Main Streets is a marker-(street sign), entitled; Leigh D. Hughes Square, in memory of Lt. Leigh D. Hughes, the first World War I casualty." Thanks. It pays to read!
Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
MVA with deer on Clinton Street - damage to vehicle - no inuries to humans -
deer fled scene, OUI Liquor arrest, spoke with construction company regarding
traffic flow per regulation, individual reported suspicious incident from previous night,
deceased animal in breakdown lane - MSP notified, Lilac Court cat named Maddie went
missing last night - caller also reported same to ACO and Baypath, hit and run on West
Main Street fled to Milford, newer white KIA w/black trim - rear driver side bumper damage
- young male operator with bangs, individual concerned about identity theft possibly
outside of the country, speeding complaint on Ash Street, large tree branch fallen on
Whisper Way roadway, caller wants kids removed from hanging around apt bldg,
Revolutionary Way septic backing up...

October 19, 2022
New Arrest
 
Got a Poem?

October 20, 2022 - Thanks to Dave Hughes for sharing what he sees around him, and us. Above is the Lake Whitehall Dam and overflow in Woodville, a village of Hopkinton. The recently built Dam replaced one just a few years ago that caved in. The old one was actually under the Highland Street roadway. The newest one viewed above is from Highland Street. Poetic submissions accepted.

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Fire Department Open House

HCAM-TV did a nice job featuring the FD's Open House last Saturday on video. Check it out!
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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Caller lost phone in Zipcar and it is mapping in Hopkinton (See previous
incident #), MVA on Hayden Rowe - no PI, Winter Street resident
reports damage to his mailbox, accident on South Street - no PI,
two dogs loose on South Mill Street,

October 18, 2022 

American Bald Eagle
 
Where Is It?

October 19, 2022 - Be the first to tell us the detailed location of this memorial sign and the reason for it and win a $25 gift certificate from Hillers Pizza. Email: Editor@HopNews.com 
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Where's Waldo?

October 19, 2022 - 2 for 1 shot! This Great Egret was hopping all over the place, following around River Otters hunting in the water. Fascinating and super fun to watch, what a TREAT! The Otters didn't seem to care, but definitely did not share. The Egret did mind though, when an Otter popped up out of the water, right next to her. 😲😄 ~ Julie Ford

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Caller reports her daughter lost her wallet - which she used last last Thursday
but can't remember where, trailer is DMV, illegal on Summer Street,

assist FD on Crispwater Way, female yelling when dropping off child,
caller believes lights at Grove are not cycling properly, caller reports dark
van with tint parked in front of her house for an hour - GOA, man walking dog
on Granite Street does not move for vehicles, low hanging wire on Saddle Hill Road,
tree down on Susan Drive, caller reported suspicious incident, MVA on West Main -
no PI - but ambulance by MSP requested for small child, strange situation
while InstaCarting, tree blocking Hayward Street, lift assist on Revolutionary Way,
low-hanging wire on Saddle Hill Road, gravel spilled onto roadway - DPW will clean up,
Tree in Road on Cedar Street, individual reported stolen scooter, Walcott Street individual
reports someone on dirt bike driving up and down sidewalks, East Main Street caller reports
bovine in her yard, caller believes driver is all over the road - conducted field tests and
let go, report of child screaming was younger males playing in area, mail carrier reported
someone yelling for help - negative find, dog of Woodview Way caller was bitten by another
dog, motor vehicle possibly on trails - negative find, attempted B&E, white dog - no collar -
on Oak Street, landscape company working in violation of Sunday by-law, Woodview Way
caller reported that a vehicle drove past her and shouted names...
October 14, 15, 16, 2022
October 17, 2022
October 18, 2022
No Arrests
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Michael Darren Hickey passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at age 42. Michael was born October 13, 1979, in Nashua, NH, to Judith Lynn (Dulz) Hickey and the late Robert James Hickey. He lived in the Ashland, MA area until moving to Charlotte, NC in 2015.

Michael had a deep love of being in nature, whether hiking in New Hampshire, scuba diving with his mother or exploring North Carolina with his wife. He treasured living a simple life by spending time with his family, including his cats Siegfried & Gretchen, while watching movies, cooking meals together, or loudly educating New England Patriots players and coaches during the season. He brought joy to all through his stories and infectious laughter and could make anyone groan at his bad jokes.

He is survived by Amy, his beloved wife of 7 years, and his beloved mother, Judith Dulz Hickey.

Visiting hours will be held Saturday Oct. 22nd from 9:00-11:00am in the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main St. Ashland, MA.

Donations in Michael’s name may be made to the Arbor Day Foundation - https://www.arborday.org/

 

50 First Responders Awarded for Saving Life

MILFORD — Wayland Fire Chief Neil McPherson, Hopkinton Fire Chief William Miller, and Hopkinton Police Chief Joseph Bennett are pleased to share that Wayland and Hopkinton firefighters and Hopkinton police officers were among nearly 50 first responders recognized by the Worcester District Attorney's Office for saving the life of a missing man in July.

The first responders responsible for the coordinated search and rescue were presented with the DA's Team Excellence and Merit (TEAM Award) on Thursday, Oct. 13, at a ceremony at the Milford Fire Station.

On July 17, at 8:20 a.m., Hopedale Police requested assistance from Milford Police to help locate a 60-year-old missing resident who had not returned home and was believed to be in Milford. He was last seen around 2 p.m. the previous day.

First responders conducted a coordinated search and rescue, which included Milford, Hopedale and Hopkinton public safety officials, as well as the Fire District 14 Tech Rescue team -- which includes members from the Wayland, Hopkinton, Southborough, Ashland, Milford, Framingham, Natick, and Westborough Fire Departments.

Around 3:40 p.m. on July 17, searchers located the man’s Jeep, which was overturned in Walden Woods in Milford. The man was trapped in the vehicle and suffering from injuries, but he was conscious and alert. Rescuers freed him and he was transported to an area hospital.

Wayland Firefighter/paramedic Mitch Mabardy was recognized as part of the Fire District 14 Tech Rescue.

"Congratulations to the many first responders from across the Worcester and Middlesex Counties for being honored for their efforts, teamwork and dedication, including our very own Mitch Mabardy who assisted as part of the Fire District Rescue team," Chief McPherson said.

Members of the Hopkinton Fire Department that were recognized include Fire Chief Miller; Deputy Fire Chief Gary Daugherty; Lt. John Sheridan; Lt. John Krauss; Firefighter/Paramedic Allyson Gaudette; Firefighter/EMT Travis Metcalf; Firefighter/EMT Pat Gross; and Firefighter/Paramedic Pat Rahill.

Members of the Hopkinton Police Department that were recognized include Officer Jessica Ferriera; Sgt. Aaron O’Neil; Officer Basit Dennis; Dispatcher Kiley Davis; and Dispatcher Benjamin Campbell.

"I am very proud of all the members of the Hopkinton Fire and Police Departments for being recognized in this way," Chief Miller said. "They used their knowledge and skills to form a collective effort, which helped save the life of a person in need of help."

Added Chief Bennett: "A job well done to all the first responders who made a difference in someone's life through their heroic efforts. They should all be honored to receive this distinction."

The TEAM Award was created by Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr in 2019 to recognize public safety employees who go above and beyond the call of duty.

“When this call came in, there was one goal, and it was a goal shared across everyone involved; to find this man and get him back home to his family,” District Attorney Early said. “It is only fitting this group of dedicated first-responders receive the TEAM Award because every aspect of this rescue and response embodied teamwork.”

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Hopkinton Republican Town Committee endorses Loring Barnes for State Representative.

The Hopkinton RTC endorses Loring Barnes for the 8th Middlesex District State Representative. We believe there are several critical issues that need to be addressed by our state government. We endorse Loring as an experienced public servant who is a highly qualified candidate to provide a moderate voice to work on sensible solutions to these issues.

· Balance in our State Government – We believe Loring will be a moderate and independent voice on issues that affect us at a local level. She is not tied to the Democratic establishment on Beacon Hill and will not be strongarmed by either the “Super Majority” or the leadership of the many unions that too often place their own agenda ahead of what is best for constituents.

· Education fundamentals for our children and grandchildren - We believe a focus on the core principles of education is critical to the educational development of our children. As our children enter adulthood, as responsible citizens, we should be ensuring they are prepared for post high school education or entering the workforce with the skills needed to lead independent, productive lives.

· Fiscal Restraint on Beacon Hill – Too many unfunded mandates are pushed down to our local towns without an appropriate level of “due diligence” exercised on Beacon Hill. We believe Loring will be a strong voice to ensure an independent perspective provides an alternative to “group think” of more mandates and taxes.

For these and many more reasons the Hopkinton RTC urges all voters to fully understand the choices available this voting cycle and consider a more balanced approach to our state government. We believe Loring Barnes is our best choice moving forward.

Jim Mirabile
Chair - Hopkinton RTC
10 Ledgestone Dr
Hopkinton, MA
Press Release

 

We are excited to have our gala after a gap of 2 years! We can’t wait to see you all. Let's get together to hug old friends, make new ones and celebrate Diwali as one big community!
Presenting....


SACH DiwHoliday Gala 2022
A Diwali kinda Holiday gala to usher in the festive season
Sat Dec 10, 2022 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM EST at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts


This year's theme is special...
The theme will center on celebrating the lives of 10 South Asian women who are trailblazers and have achieved great success in the arts, sciences and humanities. The cultural performances for the evening will highlight the life and accomplishments of these extraordinary women.

View event details and get your tickets today!

Event details and tickets
EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE UNTIL OCTOBER 30TH

Join us and make this evening a fun, memorable one for the ages!
We have engaging and fun activities for kids at the barn loft throughout the event. We have counselors and volunteers to help out the children along with SACH team members, so you can relax and enjoy the event without worrying about the kids :-)

Don't forget to share this event with your neighbors and friends!

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No Injuries Reported

Westborough firefighters are working a crash involving a tractor trailer with fuel spill on the ramps from Interstate 495 to the Massachusetts Turnpike. Expect delays. 5:41 pm
@MassDOT   6:24 pm - Westborough FD.

Out with the Old

October 17, 2022 - As part of the Downtown Corridor Project, the contractor digs a trench and lays conduit to convert the overhead utilities to underground, from Ash Street to Hopkinton Police Headquarters.

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Remarkable

October 16, 2022 - Thanks to Jeff Peters for taking a shot of this remarkable sky over Lake Whitehall today, and sharing it with HopNews readers.
 
Hopkinton Fire Dept. Open House

The Fire Department opened its doors and its heart today, giving rides in fire engines, demonstrating fire hoses, practicing escape from a smokey building, hosing down a building fire and much more.


Today's event was organized by Lt. William Krauss, Below:
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Hopkinton Public Library to Hold Official Launch Event for New Library of Things

'Meet the Things' Event to be Held Saturday, Oct. 22

HOPKINTON — Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Library Director Nanci Milone-Hill are pleased to announce the launch of the Hopkinton Public Library's new Library of Things.
The Library of Things official launch, “Meet the Things,” will take place at the Hopkinton Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 
Community members are invited to the event to see demonstrations of selected Library of Things items, to browse the current collection, or to reserve items for pickup at a later date. A schedule of events for the launch can be found here.
 
The Library of Things is a collection of items such as games, puzzles, technology equipment, crafts and more. Although similar to books in that they help to educate, entertain and inspire their users, Library of Things items appeal to a broad range of residents and are helpful at many different points of need.
All Library of Things items are free to borrow with the CW MARS library card.
 
“I hope that these collections will help folks explore hobbies, crafts, and projects that they may have been interested in but never made the jump into, or even give folks ideas for new hobbies they might want to try,” said Adult Services Librarian Danielle Cook.
 
Planned additions to the Library of Things are instruments, home improvement tools, tabletop gaming kits and lawn games. Children’s items will factor into the collection in the future, as well as a dedicated library Makerspace for larger equipment such as a 3D printer, laser cutter and sewing machines.
 
“While still the great equalizer when it comes to technology, we have begun to offer items that community members can try out before investing in, as well as offering larger-scale items that people may not be able to afford on their own," Director Milone-Hill said. "The idea of a Library of Things fits this larger idea of resource sharing and expands it beyond just books.”
 
The exploration and discovery of new ideas are central to the Hopkinton Public Library mission, and the Library of Things serves as a brand new launching point for area residents’ personal growth. The initiative was initially conceptualized in 2019, but its coordination and launch was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
The Library of Things collection is generously supported by the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation, Inc., which sponsored the initial collection and has also provided for future development.
 
To see what is currently available to borrow, and to stay updated on the latest additions, visit the Hopkinton Public Library’s Library of Things page: hopkintonlibrary.org/libraryofthings.asp
 
For more information about the Hopkinton Public Library, visit hopkintonlibrary.org.

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Calming Effect

October 16, 2022 - More than 150 years ago the wealthy from the cities, we are told, came to the Springs in Hopkinton to bathe in the one spring out of three, that would cure their particular illness. Over thirty years ago, environmental scientist John Havel visited the area with us and witnessed a pile of sulfur left in the wake of one of the springs still bubbling up. A couple of dozen feet away was a stream feeding Lake Whitehall, where a pitcher plant grew heartily on its shore. Mr. Havel concluded Lake Whitehall was a flooded peat bog, he said, because that is the only place pitcher plants grow. Some have even sensed the presence of rarified air within the lake's confines.

Morning Crash Results in Fatalities on 495 in Mansfield

October 15, 2022 - Just before 4:00 AM today, Massachusetts State Troopers responded to calls of a crash involving five vehicles and which resulted in the death of two of the drivers. The crash took place on I-495 South at the 29.8 mile marker in Mansfield, causing the closure of all southbound travel lanes.

When Troopers arrived on scene they discovered three vehicles in the right breakdown lane and two vehicles in the center median. One of the vehicles was a gray Honda Civic operated by a 32-year-old Dorchester woman who succumbed to her injuries on scene. A 27-year-old Norton man was operating a VW Passat and was also determined to be deceased on scene. Their identities are not being released as next-of-kin notifications are ongoing

A 44-year-old man from Brockton and a 46-year-old woman from Attleboro sustained minor injuries from the crash and were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton. The final operator, 19 year old man from Cumberland, Rhode Island, sustained no injuries.

The crash is under investigation by Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police, the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and the State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section.

All three travel lanes at the crash site were closed nearly 4 hours to accommodate the rescue response and investigation. All vehicles were towed from the scene when investigators were finished.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. No further information is being released at this time.


Michael's Run 2022

October 15, 2022 - Male, above and female, below, winners of the 2022 Michael's Run, a 5k walk or run fundraiser to benefit the  Respite Center.

Of course, it isn't all about the running!

October 15, 2022 - Addison Ronan, who turns 6 in four days, enjoys being the subject of a painting at Michael's Run on the Hopkinton Common today!
Girls Soccer Highlight
Video from HCAM; clip courtesy of Peter Thomas.
"Hopkinton Senior Ellie Driscoll takes the ball off the volley and dribbles through several defenders before scoring, securing a 2-0 win against Norwood on Friday night. With the win, the HHS Varsity Girls qualify for the State tournament and they improved their season record to 9-3-2." ~Peter Thomas

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During Fire Prevention Week Hopkinton Fire Urges Residents to Be Aware: ‘Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape.’

HOPKINTON — Chief William Miller and the Hopkinton Fire Department urge all residents to be aware and to follow these basic tips to help protect their loved ones during Fire Prevention Week, which is being recognized this year from Oct. 9 to 15.

The Hopkinton Fire Department will host its annual Open House this Sunday, Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Main Street station, 73 Main St.

Fire Prevention Week is organized by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and has been recognized for 100 years as of 2022. The goal of Fire Prevention Week is to educate the public about simple but important ways they can keep themselves and those they live with safe.

This year’s theme, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape,” aims to get everyone to make a fire escape plan with their families, and to begin their preparations by ensuring their home has working smoke alarms that will properly alert in the event of a fire.

The NFPA says residents may have less than two minutes to safely escape in the event of a fire, so planning ahead is crucial.

The Hopkinton Fire Department and the NFPA urge all community members to take the following steps to ensure they have effective, working smoke alarms:


Smoke alarms should be installed in every sleeping room, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement.


Test all of your smoke alarms by pushing the test button. If it makes a loud beep, beep, beep sound, you know it’s working. If there is no sound or the sound is low, it’s time to replace the battery. If the smoke alarm is older than 10 years old, you need to replace the whole unit.


If your smoke alarm makes a “chirp,” that means it needs a new battery. Change the battery right away.
Hopkinton Fire and the NFPA also urge community members to take the following steps to prepare a fire escape plan:

Draw a map of your home, marking two ways out of each room, including windows and doors.
Children, older adults, and people with disabilities may need assistance to wake up and get out. Make sure they are part of the plan.


Make sure all escape routes are clear and not blocked by debris or objects, and that doors and windows open easily.
Pick an outside meeting place (something permanent like a neighbor’s house, a light post, mailbox, or stop sign) that is a safe distance from your home where everyone can meet.


Everyone in the home should know to immediately call 911 once they are safely outside.
Practice! Practice! Practice! Practice daytime and nighttime home fire drills. Share your home escape plans with overnight guests.


Residents are also reminded of the importance of having large and clearly visible house numbers to help first responders easily find your home. Numbers should be facing the street, visible at night and not blocked by trees or bushes. Those with long driveways should have house numbers on both sides of a mailbox or sign pole at the end of their driveway near the roadway.

To learn more about Fire Prevention Week, or to speak to Hopkinton's Fire Prevention officers about steps you can take to protect your family, call the Hopkinton Fire business line at 508-497-2323.

To learn more about Fire Prevention Week, click here.

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Zoning Advisory Committee Public Forum Notice - 2022


The Zoning Advisory Committee is a nine-member board appointed by the Planning Board, typically with representatives from the Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Appeals, as well as At-Large positions. The Committee meets one or two times a month, usually on Monday evenings.

The purpose of the Zoning Advisory Committee is to review and develop proposals for zoning bylaw and zoning map amendments, and make recommendations to the Planning Board.

Zoning bylaws generally regulate the use of land, buildings, and structures.

The Zoning Advisory Committee holds an annual public forum in the fall to hear ideas and proposals for desired changes to the Zoning Bylaw and/or the Zoning Map from residents. This is an opportunity to propose changes to the land uses permitted in specific areas in Hopkinton, the manner in which certain uses are permitted, dimensional requirements, or other ideas with respect to land use regulation.

The Zoning Advisory Committee is holding the 2022 Public Forum on Monday, October 24, 2022 at 7:00 PM, remotely via Zoom. The Zoning Advisory Committee encourages residents to attend this forum and provide ideas and proposals for amendments to the Zoning Bylaws, whether they are changes to regulations currently in place or entirely new regulations.

Access information for the Zoom meeting is below:
Link to join meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89713572614
Meeting ID: 897 1357 2614
Passcode: 368424
Call-in Number:
+1 309 205 3325 US
+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
+1 646 931 3860 US

Stunning


October 14, 2022 - "Northern (Yellow-shafted) Flicker cruising by, boy did I get lucky! 😄 Interesting, most passerines have 10 primary flight feathers like this Flicker. His shafts can only be seen while in flight, and these are only on his primary, and tail feathers. These feathers are attached to bone. They are yellow due to carotenoids they consume in their diet. Most of their diet consists of insects, ants being a favorite, and can be seen frequently foraging on the ground, unlike other Woodpecker species. In winter they will survive on all sorts of berries and even poison ivy. Most colorful of all our North American Woodpecker species. In Western US, the Flickers are red shafted. In Central US the red and yellow do breed together, and their offspring can even have orange shafts. Birds are awesome 😁❤️." ~Julie Ford
 
Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Caller lost her license, caller complained tree company was
blocking one lane of Downey Street w/o a detail - Officer Stewart shut
them down, four officers doing Community Policing at the high school,
assist FD w/possibly struck Underground cable, caller reported a
landscape truck in roadway on bad turn on Fruit Street -  Officer Stewart
reports no a hazard, Blackstone PD requesting assistance contacting Hopkinton
resident regarding an incident in their town - Officer Ekross assisting, DMV hit
curb - resulting in flat tire...
October 13, 2022
Arrest Log

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from October 3, 2022 - October 13, 2022
Choose Blue Links to See Town's Property Card for single family homes
Prices in red are $1 million or more

Address

Buyer

Price 

Date

Seller

Hopkinton  

177 Hayden Rowe Street John Brian Gulbrandsen $312, 507 October 13, 2022 Wells Fargo Bank
1 Cross Street Mauricio Bremermann Bronchini $525,000 October 11, 2022 Brian M Rizza, Tess E Gannaway
60 Rockwood Lane U 41 Richard G Ostrander Jr, Tr
Gemma P Ostrander Tr, et al
$888,000 October 7, 2022 Brian L Engstrom, Lisa B Engstrom
71 Weston Lane U 71 WES Deborah A Thomas, Kevin P Thomas $759,000 October 7, 2022 Trails LLC
73 Weston Lane U73 Charlene R Steurer Tr, John E Streurer Tr, et al $724,000 October 7, 2022 Trails LLC
173 Saddle Hill Road Merrimack Valley Builders, Inc $370,000 October 5, 2022 Francis J Durso III, Francis J Durso Jr Est
270 Hayden Rowe St Kathleen Marchioni $332,500 October 5, 2022 Mark Marchioni
19 Maple Street SJR Realty LLC $415,000 October 3, 2022 Catherine Petrelli
Last Time        
157 Lumber Street Elizabeth A Keohane, Shamus P Keohane $1,110,000 September 30, 2022 Michael E Bullock, Joan Bullock
4 Morningside Lane Unit 214 Bharath Bommena, Devi Priya Rajeswari Kotagiri $695,000 September 30, 2022 Karthik Kumar Nichenametla
77 South Street Units 4, 5, 6 Project Just Because Inc. $2,098,000 September 30, 2022 Bevleo Realty Inc.
35 Aspen Way Unit 263 Siddharth Deen Doshi, et al $785,000 September 30, 2022 Siddarth Chattopadhyay, Aparna Banerjee
5 Pinecrest Village Unit 5 Mehreen Naz $399,900 September 30, 2022 Dorothy Ferriter-Wallace
27 North Street Graham Brown, Kayla Daly $780,000 September 29, 2022 Brenda M Bond Tr., et al
30 Chamberlain Street Mariia Butko, Maxim V Arefyev $670,000 September 29, 2022 Jesse Racicot, Alana Mahoney
60 Greenwood Road Jun Bei, Ying Liang $1,610,000 September 28, 2022 Shelia Anderson, Robin Anderson
9 Valleywood Road Qinghua Ye $700,000 September 28, 2022 Jun Bei, Ying Liang
33 Forest Lane Unit 25 Joseph M Sullivan, Kenna M Sullivan $558,000 September 27, 2022 Carmen Alicia Marcano Asratian
15 Fawn Ridge Road Zhengxin Dong, Langyu Wu $2,226,000 September 27, 2022 Robin L Robertson
24 Amherst Road Xun Che, Jie Tang $660,000 September 26, 2022 Jennifer A Baima
Week Before        
27 Maple Street Caroline Frances Russell $495,000 September 23, 2022 Holly Morand, Matthew Morand
1 Frostpane Lane Unit 52 Atin Tandon, Ankita Sanjay Chatrath $695,000 September 20, 2022 1 Frostpane Realty Trust, et al
1 Walcott Valley Unit 13 Gayle A Walker, James K Walker $116,000 September 20, 2022 Cheryl R Geveke
7 South Barn Road James A Valis, Lori A Valis $1,450,000 September 19, 2022 Scott A Pearson, Susan K Pearson

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It's Friday Again!!
Thank You. Contest Over.

October 13, 2022 - We announced the winner of the location identification contest last evening, but we continue to get people who might not have read through, but still sending email guesses. We thank you; but only the first correct entry gets the Gift Certificate. We thank Phyllis Barra for being the first to correctly identify Pratt's Farm from the picture we posted last evening (Scroll down to see).
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Deborah J. Cote, 65, of Hopkinton, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Sunday, October 2, 2022. Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of Dorothy (Bancroft) Murphy of Hopkinton.


Deborah loved to crochet blankets for children and enjoyed playing bingo.


Besides her mother, Deborah is survived by her brother, Joe Taft of Marlborough and her nephew, Eric Taft and his wife, Elaine of Marlborough.


A graveside service will be held on Friday. October 21st at 10:00 a.m. at Dell Park Cemetery in Natick. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, Florida 33607 or https://donate.lovetotherescue.org . Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.

 
Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Open door to "Got Junk" vehicle on South Street, assist FD,
caller reports school bus sideswiped by truck on Downey
Street - no injuries, negative find on large truck obstructing Hayden
Rowe, commercial fire alarm on East Main, school bus company
reports previous student on student assault, individual would like to
speak with officer about parking on Summer Street, report of
stolen property, Kruger Road resident reports a neighbor is harassing her,
alarm activation on Sweetwater Way, advised neighbor in previous
incident on how-to do a no trespass order, a First Road resident reports a
neighbor was just in her face and she feels threatened, a female in
CVS felt that a male approached her in an awkward way...
October 12, 2022
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Name the Location

October 12, 2022 - Be the first to name this gorgeous location and win a $25 gift certificate to Weston Nurseries.
Send to Editor@HopNews.com .
NOTE: Phyllis Barra of Bull Moose Run, on behalf of her family, has correctly identified the location of the photo above as Pratt Farm. She did so at 7:11 pm this evening, before any of the dozens of other readers did. Thank you Phyllis and everyone else for reading and participating. And thanks to Joe Regan for the heads-up.

2023 Boston Marathon Invitational Entry Program Policy
Adopted by the Select Board, October 11, 2022.
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New Headquarters for PJB

October 12, 2022 - "As you may or may not know, we just moved to a wonderful new home/building at 77 South St., and with the rapid growth we're experiencing lately we are in need of community outreach and volunteer support. We're servicing more community members in-need throughout the State of Massachusetts than ever. 
"I'm reaching out to spread the word that PJB needs daily volunteers Monday-Thursday to continue serving as we do. Hopkinton is such a generous, close knit Town for us to have our roots in and we need to reach our community members. Is there a way to include our need for volunteers on HopNews? Call Jennifer Russo
Project Just Because
508-435-6511
Hopefully we can have a conversation about this. Thank you!
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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Walk-in advised by her employer to file a report because she
is a victim of unemployment fraud, Pine Island Road caller reports
neighbor blowing leaves into his/her driveway and into the lake,
catalytic converter stolen overnight on Elm Street, Holt Street
resident sparks fire alarm by smokey cooking, cat stuck in tree
on Spring Street, caller lost her keys at football game, caller's phone
reports smoke alarm sounding but cannot see smoke or fire on camera,
individuals parked at boat ramp off of Legacy Farms Road after
midnight moved along, female received courtesy transport to
Framingham, assist Southborough w/Portable Breath Tester,
husband lost car keys yesterday, parking complaint on Lakeshore
Drive, caller reports cat up tree on Spring Street - gave the caller and
the Animal Control Officer each other's phone #, Ashland resident
caller to report his/her dog ran off, report of kids playing Ding-Dong-
Ditch on B Street, vehicle with CT plate driving erratically, DUI
Arrest on West Main Street, deceased deer in Hayden Rowe roadway,
a male individual followed caller from Milford - got out of vehicle and
 kicked his car - caller advised not to follow road rage individual back
to Milford but to meet officer at Dunkin', missing individual from Milford
not found at usual location, lost dog with no collar at Hopkinton
Urgent Care - ACO contacted, lost dog found, gunshots heard behind
caller's home - she was advised of hunting season, Woodview Way caller
complains that someone has opened a PO Box in her name, working
fire on Elizabeth Road, individual reports his cell was stolen...
October 7, 8, 9, 10, 2022
Arrest Log
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Fly Like an Eagle

Ashwath Jose Sridhar (Ash) is a Sophomore from Hopkinton High School, a Boy Scout and an Eagle Scout Candidate from Troop 4 Hopkinton. Eagle Scout is the highest honor in Scouting and requires the accomplishment of various tasks to earn the rank. One of these tasks is to carry out an Eagle Scout Service Project - an opportunity for a Scout to demonstrate leadership while performing a project which will contribute to the betterment of the community.


Ash’s service project was to build a 40 feet long and 4 feet wide bridge which spans over a historically wet marshy area on one of the Whitehall Woods trails at Hopkinton. The trail is used by many hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, runners, and friendly dog walkers. The project’s goal was to increase accessibility and usability, as users would no longer need an off-trail route, and will also stop damaging the ecosystem surrounding the marshy area.


Ash raised funds for this project through contributions from family, friends and other businesses. He built and delivered a truly community bridge by leading many partners in the woods, Scouts from Troop 4, and other student volunteers from Hopkinton High School.


The bridge was built on property owned by Sudbury Valley Trustees (SVT). Hopkinton Conservation Commission and Hopkinton Area Land Trust (HALT - holds the conservation restriction on this property) graciously gave the approval to build the bridge. Ash took construction inputs from Blackstone Valley New England Mountain Bikers Association (BV-NEMBA) and the Bay State Trail Riders Association (BSTRA). It is rated to hold horses and the concrete footings were a suggestion from SVT. Contributed.


Two in One

October 11,2022 - Thanks to Joel Loitherstein for sharing this clever composite photo from yesterday.
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