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First Marathon 4 Abbie

 

 

 

 

Samantha Lee (Hopkinton High School class of ’13) will be running the Boston Marathon to support Keep Smilin’ 4 Abbie, a Hopkinton foundation in memory of Abbie Benford. Keep Smilin’ 4 Abbie works to fund research into early detection of anaphylaxis, increase awareness of anaphylaxis, and fund scholarships. All money from Samantha’s fundraising will go to Keep Smilin’ 4 Abbie to support these foundation goals.

Samantha has been a spectator in Hopkinton at the Boston Marathon since she was young and is excited to run Boston as her first marathon this April. If you would like to support Samantha and Keep Smilin’ 4 Abbie, please visit her fundraising blog : http://runninandsmilin2015.blogspot.com/

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Milford Regional Encourages Organ Donation
   

Please join Milford Regional Medical Center in the celebration of National Donate Life Month in April. This month-long celebration showcases various perspectives of those touched by donation and transplantation. Every year since 2002, April has been filled with stories to spread the lifesaving message of donation in order to motivate people to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. You can become a donor by registering at www.DonateLifeNewEngland.org 
Lauren of Chicopee, MA is just one example of an individual who waited for the gift of life. After a diagnosis of Laing Distal Mystrophy and Cardiomyopathy, at 22 years of age, she needed a heart transplant to survive. In December of 2013, thanks to the selfless gift of a person who said yes to donation, Lauren received a new heart and a new chance at life. She is looking forward to going back to school and getting her college degree. Lauren tells her story every chance she gets with the hope she will inspire someone to register as a donor, and someone else waiting for a lifesaving transplant may also receive the gift of life.

Approximately half of the U.S. adult population is registered as donors. Still, the number of people in need of transplants continues to outpace the number of donor organs. On average, 21 people die each day because the organs they need are not donated in time. Registering your decision to become a donor is the most effective way to ensure you can save lives through donation.

To register as a donor or for more information about how to get involved, please visit www.DonateLifeNewEngland.org .

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Why We Run: Adelaide's Story from Alex Dunn on Vimeo.

 


Treblemakers to Hold Trivia Night Fundraiser in Hopkinton

(March 30, 2015 - HOPKINTON, MA) — Enter Stage Left Theater’s (ESL) adult chorus group, the Treblemakers, is hosting a Trivia Night Contest at Cornell’s Irish Pub (229 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton). The fundraiser will take place Tuesday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. The cost to participate is $10 per person, with a max of five players per team. Cash prizes for top three finishers. 50/50 raffle tickets will be available at the event. To pre-register contact ESL at (508) 435-2114 or esltheater@comcast.net .

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It's Back


April 1, 2015 — This camera-shy great blue heron,  an apparent juvenile and the photographer's favorite type of subject, is the first of its kind spotted this season. Above, it pushes off for flight north of the Lake Whitehall Dam in Firehouse Pond yesterday.

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Perkins Makes it Work

Finnian, 8, brought the “hop” from Hopkinton as he searched for plastic eggs fitted with beepers at the 5th annual Spring Egg Hunt at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Mass., on March 28. With the kind of specialized instruction children get at schools like Perkins and from Perkins-trained staff who work in public schools, children who are blind develop skills that let them enjoy an event like this egg hunt organized by Massachusetts Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (MAPVI).
PHOTO CREDIT: Anna Miller for Perkins

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BC Eagles Announces Captains for 2015-16

Doherty will leads 2015-16 Eagles as captain; McCoshen, Santini and Calnan comprise the rest of next year's captain corps
Teddy Doherty will be the captain for 2015-16 and BC's career leader in points heading into next season

March 30, 2015 - CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Senior Teddy Doherty, a Hopkinton resident, will serve as captain of the 2014-15 Boston College hockey team while juniors Ian McCoshen, Steve Santini and Chris Calnan will serve as assistant captains, according to an announcement made by head coach Jerry York Monday afternoon.  Contributed
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ALL of the candidates listed as having taken out nomination papers have returned them with the proper amount of signatures.
The office of the Town Clerk will next validate the signatures.
There are other ways to get elected: One is to be nominated by a meeting of the town Republican or Democratic party, and another is to be written in, or to hand out stickers for people to add to a ballot

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Dedication of Senator Edward Kennedy Institute on CSPAN Earlier today, 3/30/2015
 

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2015 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from March 23, 2015 - March 30, 2015
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Address
Buyer
Price
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
80 East Main Street Julian Colo, Rachel Leabman-Colo $335,000 March 27, 2015 Jessica Zent
12 Bowker Road Bryan J. Brown, Kristen K. Brown $930,000 March 27, 2015 Donald E. Cleven, Sonia B. Cleven
27 Walcott Valley Drive unit 26 Yevgeniya Frimer, Olivier Barre $200,000 March 27, 2015 Betty L. Davis
6 Cubs Path Jason A. Kuhne, Sarah E. Kuhne $500,000 March 27, 2015 Augustus E. Adams III, Mary Ann Brayer
47 Winter Street Viktorija Jasiunaite, Arunas Trukanavicius $173,000 March 27, 2015 Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Champion Mortgage Co.
3 Patriots Boulevard unit C Sheila Brennan $173,500 March 27, 2015 Stagecoach Heights Realty LLC
68 South Mill Street Jared J. Ganis, Sara Almquist $470,900 March 26, 2015 Scotty J. Norred, Sheri D. Norred
44 South Mill Street Koteswara Rao Kilari, Anuradha Nettern $625,000 March 25, 2015 Metrowest Holdings LLC
13 Turnbridge Lane unit 21A Margaret Yanovsky $253,414 March 25, 2015 William T. Reid Jr., Natalie M. Reid,
William and Reid Living Trust
Ashland
26 Christy Lane Alexander C. MacLean, Ruachel L. MacLean $480,000 March 27, 2015 Loanne Qerqach, Mostafa Qerqach
14 Roberts Road Benjamin G. Daigle, Elise M. Daigle $350,000 March 27, 2015 Michael Mazzone, Gary Guidi
42 Esty Street Peter G. Wilson, Marianne E. Wilson $4,800 March 25, 2015 Roman Catholic Archbishop of Boston
Southborough
20 Latisquama Road Steven R. Nelson, Katy Nelson $835,000 March 23, 2015 Andrew T. Horner, Sarah M. Horner
Upton
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Incident Log Updated March 30, 2015

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-2323

Summary

The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

13 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.
41 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.
3 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.
6 Disabled Motor Vehicles.
1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.
2 Times the Police participated in Community Relations or passenger safety

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

11:31 am A caller complained about a vehicle that was parked on Amherst Road making it difficult for emergency vehicles to pass. Officer Stephen Buckley checked the area and stated that the vehicle was not a hazard.

11:30 am Officer Patrick O'Brien wrote a report of fraud on West Main Street.


Saturday, March 28, 2015

5:30 pm A walk-in from Overlook Road spoke with Sgt. Scott vanRaalten regarding possible identity theft.

1:49 pm A resident of Florida reported that someone used her debit card last night at a West Main Street gas station.

1:44 pm A Clinton Street resident reported that they had three large green trash bags dumped in their front yard.

11:56 am A walk-in spoke with Officer Thomas Griffin regarding someone filing taxes under his and his wife's names.


Friday, March 27, 2015

7:45 pm A 911 caller reported a road rage incident on Hayden Rowe Street. Two officers responded and spoke with the operator.

5:07 pm A caller from Downey Street reported that three or four youths were on snowmobiles on thin ice. Officer Arthur Schofield responded and spoke with the operator of the snowmobile.

4:44 pm Officer John Corridan spoke with an individual who reported having his social security number compromised.

4:02 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer John Corridan regarding issues with his landlord.

1:01 pm A caller reported that a red Nissan, with its lights flashing, was following a postal truck on Proctor Street. The post officer confirmed that is was a postal inspection going on.

12:09 pm A motorist reported an erratic operator on Hayden Rowe Street. Three officers responded and spoke with the operator who had a permit and was learning how to drive.

10:09 am A resident of Davis Road reported hearing someone knock on her door and when she looked out to see who it was she saw a man run from her home, continuously looking back at her, and who appeared to be carrying a beer bottle. The caller was advised to call 911 immediately should something like this arise in the future.

9:36 am Officer Thomas Griffin wrote a report of fraud.

1:26 am A motorist reported an erratic operator on Route 495. The State Police were notified.


Thursday, March 26, 2015

9:27 pm Officer Philip Powers advised the Highway Department that the traffic lights at Lumber Street were not functioning properly.

6:32 pm A resident of Stone Crossing Way reported that her son was not in their house when she arrived home, but the door was locked and his personal belongings were left inside. Three officers responded and advised that they located her child sleeping in another room.

1:36 pm Officer Thomas Griffin located the owner of a vehicle that was left parked in the middle of Main Street.

12:49 pm A walk-in complained about runners, who were training for the marathon, running four deep instead of single file on East Main Street.

10:34 am An Elizabeth Road resident reported that an egg was thrown at their bedroom window about two of three weeks ago and would like extra patrols in the area.

8:28 am A caller reported that a sign on East Main Street had been spray painted on. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and wrote a report.

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CBP Makes Massive Egg Seizure at Logan Airport

 BOSTON - On March 19, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Logan International Airport intercepted a passenger carrying 26 pounds of raw quail eggs.

“This is one of the largest egg seizures on record,” said Boston Area Port Director Helen Sterling. “Once again, our CBP agriculture specialists have successfully intercepted an animal product that had the potential of carrying harmful diseases; in this case, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) and Newcastle Disease.”

The passenger arrived from Vietnam, and was referred for a secondary inspection by a CBP officer. The traveler declared various foods to an agriculture specialist, who intercepted the massive quantity of eggs packed in rice hulls, another prohibited food item from Vietnam. The eggs and rice hulls were seized and destroyed.

All eggs and egg products originating from countries or regions affected with HPAI must be accompanied by a USDA Veterinary Services (VS) Permit and meet all permit requirements, or be consigned to an approved establishment.

CBP agriculture specialists are the front line in the fight against the introduction of harmful insects and diseases into the U.S. They safeguard American agriculture and our natural resources by stopping plant pests and exotic foreign animal diseases at our nation's borders.

CBP agriculture specialists have extensive training and experience in the biological sciences and agriculture inspection. Please visit Protecting Agriculture for more information about CBP’s mission to protect the nation’s agriculture industry.

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Bourne Rotary Gas Tanker Crash

March 30, 2015 — As the result of an investigation into the crash of a gas tanker at the Bourne Rotary last week, the Massachusetts State Police have applied for a complaint charging the truck’s driver with three motor vehicle offenses. The complaint application lodged Friday at Falmouth District Court seeks to charge THOMAS MEDEIROS, 47, of Westport with: 1.) Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle; 2.) Operating at a Speed Greater than Reasonable and Proper; and 3.) Failure to Stay Within Marked Lanes. The investigation was conducted by the State Police Barracks in Bourne, with the assistance of the State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section.

The crash at approximately 11 p.m. last Tuesday caused approximately 5,000 gallons of fuel to spill onto the rotary, the closure of the rotary and the Bourne Bridge for several hours. Partial closures remain in place as the environmental cleanup of the land in and around the rotary continues this week. ~MSP PR

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Hot Singers

    

March 30, 2015 — John Collins shares a photo of Hopkinton's Steve Spector, right, and Carter Berking of Hot Acoustics performing Saturday night at Firefly's in Marlborough, a frequent venue.

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    Dorothy Rita Gillcrist, 89

Dorothy Rita Gillcrist, 89, of Medway, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015. Born in Roxbury, she was the daughter of the late Rita (Smith) and William Stanton Sr. She was the wife of the late Harry Gillcrist.

Dorothy enjoyed life as a devoted wife, mother, 'grammie', aunt and friend to many. She enjoyed knitting, reading and word search puzzles. Besides being a homemaker, Dorothy was employed by New England Art in Abington as an Editor.

She is survived by two sons, Paul Gillcrist and his wife Kathy of Atlanta, Georgia and Robert Gillcrist and his wife Patricia of Bellingham; her sister, Phyllis Stanton of Sun City Center, Florida, grandchildren, Kara, Kristin, Brooke and Brandon along with nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sisters, Mae (Buckley), Ruth (Norris) and brothers, William Jr. and Harold.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 31st from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. Graveside service will be on Thursday, April 2nd at 11:00 a.m. at Knollwood Memorial Park, 321 High St, Canton, MA 02021. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Class of 2016 Fundraiser
Roche Bros., Westborough
April 2, 2015, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


 Thursday, April 2 from 3pm to 6pm Roche Bros in Westborough will donate 5% of sales that are reported as supporting the Class of 2016. When planning Easter dinner please shop at Roche Brothers between 3pm and 6pm and mention Hopkinton class of 2016. 

Sincerely, Susan Schofield.

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Rolling Fog


March 28, 2015 — The downtown was not exempt from the rolling for that swept through Hopkinton and the area the last couple of days.

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Saver

March 28, 2015 — The architecture in the background of this screenshot from the HopNews Downtown Webcam this morning might remind a reader of the town of West Brookfield, but the practice of placing a "saver" in a parking space is more like the the city of Boston. It reflects the growing use of Downtown Hopkinton, as encouraged by relaxed parking requirements for business. However, one club uses the Downtown parking every Saturday morning, not to shop or use services, but just for parking their vehicles, and then to go off and pursue other activities, leaving even the merchants themselves few spaces. One merchant, above, has apparently staked her ground. A jump in traffic today might be attributed to interest in a training run for the marathon, with 1,000 runners leaving for Boston.

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Jump on the Season


March 27, 2015 — This is a  Student rider from Proctor Academy in Andover, NH with her Pony in the Surf on Salisbury Beach on the North Shore in Massachusetts this Week. Thought it might remind folks that we will eventually have a Spring! ~ John Collins

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Nowhere to Run

March 27,2015 — The BAA expects about 1,000 runners to leave Hopkinton on Saturday for a practice run in training for the BAA Boston Marathon. The background for this sign on East Main Street is the newly shaved roadway and a building expected to be converted to offices. * We are told the previous description of the house was incorrect. The Toll House is further down the road at 123 East Main.

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State Police Arrest Five-Time OUI Offender Following Wareham Crash on Route 495
    

 March 27, 2015 — At about 5:30 p.m. today, State Police from the Bourne Barracks received reports of a vehicle which had been racing, driving dangerously, and had struck a vehicle before crashing in the median on Route 495 South in Wareham. The operator of the vehicle reportedly ran into the woods following the crash. Trooper Shawn Harris and Trooper Terry Nugent arrived on scene and discovered a 2006 Honda Civic abandoned in the median. They established that the operator of the vehicle which was struck by the Honda was uninjured. Also arriving on scene to assist were Trooper Robert Bohn and Trooper Brian Galvin, both of the State Police K-9 Unit.

While Trooper Harris and the K-9 troopers tracked through the woods, Trooper Scott Brightman setup in a logical area based upon the direction of the track. At around 6:20 p.m., Trooper Brightman observed a man fitting the description of the operator, emerge from the wood line near the Mill Pond Diner in Wareham. The man, 44-year-old SEAN CUSHING of Wareham, was subsequently placed under arrest for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol (6th Offense), Operating a Motor Vehicle with a License Revoked for being a Habitual Traffic Offender, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Crash, Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol in a Vehicle, Disorderly Conduct, Speeding, and Breakdown Lane Violation.

CUSHING was held on $5,000.00 cash bail pending his arraignment in Wareham District Court on Monday.

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Governor Baker Requests Federal Assistance for Historic Storms
Seeks Aid for Impacted Local Communities, State Agencies and Private Non-Profits
    

BOSTON – March 27, 2015 — Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito today submitted a request to President Barack Obama for a Major Disaster Declaration based on the impacts of an unprecedented 28-day weather event, starting January 26th, that brought record snowfall and bitter temperatures to the Commonwealth. This Declaration would make federal aid available in the form of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program to ten Massachusetts counties whose PA costs exceed the federal thresholds. They are Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk and Worcester counties.

Additionally, Snow Assistance is also being requested for nine counties that have either met record or near-record snowfall totals, as defined by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) or have met FEMA’s ‘contiguous county’ criteria. These counties are Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk and Worcester counties.

“After sustaining an unprecedented 28-day weather pattern of record snowfall amounts and frigid temperatures, our administration has conducted a thorough data analysis to assess damages and snow removal costs, with the support of the congressional delegation and local officials, to craft this important request,” said Governor Baker. “We urge the President and FEMA to carefully consider this declaration to provide much-needed relief to our cities, towns and state agencies.”

 

The Governor’s request cites almost $350 million in costs to state agencies and cities and towns for plowing and removing almost 9 feet of snow in just four weeks, and almost $50 million in other storm costs.

This request asks the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to take a broader, more comprehensive view of the impacts of this extraordinary sustained weather event, rather than considering a single storm. While FEMA ordinarily considers snow removal costs eligible as emergency protective measures for only a 48-hour period, the Governor’s request, because of the unprecedented and historic nature of this prolonged weather pattern and its impacts, asks for assistance for the entire four-week incident period and details the crippling effect the weather pattern had on health care and transportation systems.

The Declaration, if issued, would provide federal disaster assistance to approximately 250 cities and towns, state agencies and private non-profit organizations. The federal government would provide 75% reimbursement for eligible snow removal costs, and costs to repair damage to public infrastructure such as roads, bridges, piers, seawalls and storm-related overtime costs for first responders during this time.




Sisters to Run Boston Marathon for Friends of the Hopkinton 300th

Katelyn Mitsock (Hopkinton High class of ‘04) and Emily Mitsock (‘11) are running the 119th Boston Marathon to raise money for the Hopkinton 300th Anniversary Celebration. All of the money raised will support the town’s past, present, and future through the Celebration of the Tricentennial.

Katelyn and Emily have been lifelong residents and fans of the marathon, joining the crowd every year to help send off the thousands of runners. This year they will actively participate in the excitement as they run their first marathon. The many events planned for the town’s anniversary will serve as their personal victory party!!

To donate you can visit their fundraising webpage www.crowdrise.com/hop300/fundraiser  or send checks payable to Friends of the Hopkinton 300th ℅ 37 Chestnut Street,
Hopkinton MA, 01748

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B.A.A. WORKING WITH TOWN DEPARTMENTS TO SUPPORT CHARITY LONG RUN ON SATURDAY

More than 1,000 runners expected to start long runs in Hopkinton on Saturday, March 28

 

HOPKINTON, MA (March 27, 2015)—The Boston Athletic Association is working with the Town of Hopkinton to support the large number of runners expected to start their long training runs from the Boston Marathon starting line on Saturday, March 28. Many charitable organizations and running clubs will bus runners to Hopkinton, and the largest crowds are anticipated between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m.

 

Through the Hopkinton Marathon Committee, the B.A.A. has worked with Parks & Recreation, the Hopkinton Police Department, and the Department of Public Works to place portable toilets at the start, to cut back snow banks for safety, and to direct vehicular and pedestrian traffic on the day.

 

According to Hopkinton Marathon Committee chairperson Dorothy Ferriter-Wallace, the town welcomed more than 1,500 runners on the scheduled long run day last year. While this year’s number of entrants is 30,000, compared to 36,000 last year, the long run is still expected to draw more than 1,000 runners.

 

The Hopkinton Marathon Committee was established in 1979 to work in conjunction with the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), the organizers of the Boston Marathon, to ensure that the annual running of the race is an exciting, successful and safe event for all concerned. Committee members contribute their efforts throughout the entire year to the planning, organization, and coordination of multiple facets of the race, working to protect the best interests and welfare of the town, its residents, businesses and visitors.

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Teachers vs. Students Basketball

HHS Athletic Center

6:30 pm April 8, 2015

Come join us for the Teachers vs. Students Basketball Game!! It will take place on April 8 at 6:30PM and will be in the Hopkinton High School’s Athletic Center. This event is brought to you by the Relay for Life foundation.

 

Relay for Life is an annual event that takes place in late spring of every year. Relay for Life is a 12 hour event in where the whole community comes together and fights against cancer. Leading up to the event, everyone raises money for cancer research and all proceedings are given to the American Cancer Society Association. Relay for Life is an event that brings us closer to finding a cure. This year, Relay is May 8-9th starting at 6PM and ends at 6AM. Donate, make a team, and sign up at relayforlife.org today!!

 

One easy way you can participate in this great event is to support us in this upcoming basketball game!! Students and teachers will play against each other and it will be a fun night!! Raffles and concessions will be sold there and free tee shirts will be thrown to all the fans that come! Come and join us for loads of entertainment and gifts!!

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March 26, 2015 — Eric DeCollibus shares a photo of fog rolling over the Hopkinton Reservoir Dam today from his vantage point on the bridge over the spillway.

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Incident Log Updated March 26, 2015

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-2323

Summary

The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

12 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

31 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

 0 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

 2 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

 1 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
9:11 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil spoke with a woman regarding harassing phone calls from her ex-husband.
3:18 pm Lt. Charles Wallace requested a second cruiser to assist with State Police arrest on West Main Street.
3:17 pm Sawmill employee complaining that Cold Spring Brook resident wrongly accused employees of damaging her mailbox. She said they were nowhere near her mailbox.
2:11 pm Kruger Road resident reports a dead deer on a trail behind her home, and was concerned it could contaminate her water.
11:24 am Officer William Burchard investigated at Cumberland Farms, the report of a man who lost his wallet there.
8:12 am Animal Control Officer William Proctor was informed of a deer with a broken leg in the backyard of a Tammer Lane resident.
7:01 am Officer Patrick O'Brien spoke with the parent of an operator of a Honda Accord that passed a school bus on Lumber Street while it was loading.
 
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
2:18 pm Officer Matthew McNeil spoke with a woman at the station who believed someone was filing taxes under hers and her husband's Social Security number.
1:52 pm Officer O'Brien secured gloves found by an individual on south Street.
12:59 pm Deceased deer on Ash Street.
11:44 am Officer O'Brien, answering the concerns of a caller, asked an experienced fisherman at Hopkinton Reservoir if the ice was thick enough, and he answered affirmatively.
7:55 am Caller reported that a school bus with which he collided did not stop, but instead continued on to Elmwood School. School Resource Officer Philip Powers promised a follow up.
10:00 pm A walk in reported he found an iphone and a wallet.
9:24 pm A Wood Street caller reports his daughter is receiving threatening text messages.
 
Monday, March 23, 2015
1:23 pm Officer O'Brien assisted wrangling 4 loose horses on Winter Street and returning them to their pen.
1:11 am On South Street, Officers Linda Higgins and John Corridan responded to euthanize a deer that was struck by a motor vehicle but was still alive and suffering.

Ashland Woman Indicted For Allegedly Stealing More Than $183,000
Bookkeeper Reportedly Diverted Money To Her Own Accounts

 

     WOBURN – (March 26, 2015) -  Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that Theresa Zimmerley, 56, of Ashland, has been indicted on charges of larceny over $250 from a person 60 years or older, forgery, uttering a false document, false entries in corporate books, and a violation of the witness intimidation statute. An arraignment date will be scheduled.

“The owner of the company this defendant worked for had the expectation that she could be trusted,” said District Attorney Ryan. “But she allegedly violated that trust and secretly diverted tens of thousands of dollars of company money to herself. Reports are that the deception was very calculated, in that she allegedly diverted checks but then covered up that activity by making changes in a software database so anyone else would assume the money was going to appropriate entities."

Natick Police Chief James Hicks added, "This case shows the value of cooperation and teamwork in an investigation. Many organizations, including several different banks, were able to gather the necessary information to bring this forward for this indictment. It is unfortunate that people, for various reasons, take advantage of the trust they are given by their employers to advance their needs or desires."

On October 21, 2014, the Natick Police Department received a call from the owner of Sullivan Surveying Company saying he suspected theft after going to his bank to make a withdrawal and discovering the account balance was low. Police officers went to the owner’s office and escorted Zimmerley, the company bookkeeper, from the business after she had been fired. Subsequently, Zimmerley was interviewed by a Natick Police Detective regarding Zimmerley’s role in the theft.

Investigators say between September 1, 2013 and October 18, 2014, Zimmerley allegedly cashed 154 company checks for a total theft of $183,332.87. Authorities say Zimmerley used the company computer accounting system to generate checks made payable to herself, forged the owner’s signature, and then cashed the checks at banks where she had accounts in Ashland and Framingham.

On at least some of these checks, Zimmerley attempted to cover her tracks by going into the general register of the accounting system and changing the payee on checks that were made out to her to reflect that they had been made payable to frequent service providers of the company. After being fired, Zimmerley allegedly made repeated attempts to discourage the business owner from cooperating with the police and eventually used her familiarity with the company’s e-mail system to change its password, locking the owner out of the e-mail system.

These charges are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

This case is being investigated by the Natick Police Department and the Special Investigations Unit of the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. ~ PR.

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Andris “Andy” Boass, 73

   

Andris “Andy” Boass, 73, of Hopkinton, MA and West Tisbury, MA died at home, Glimmerglass, after a brief illness on March 24, 2015. He was born in Riga, Latvia on April 6, 1941. As a child, his family left Latvia and escaped to Germany during World War II, and in 1949 gained refugee in America and settled in Sherborn, MA.


He is survived by his wife of 54 years Susan Millett Boass; his sister, Agna Boass, of Chapel Hill, NC; his daughter, Heidi Boass Marquedant and her husband, Joseph, of Hopkinton, MA; his son, Erik Boass, and his wife, Judith Cortese Boass, of Edgartown, MA; his two wonderful grandchildren, James and Holly Marquedant; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Leonhards Boass, and his mother, Elza O. Boass.


Along with being an avid outdoorsman, he was a former member of the Hopkinton Conservation Commission, a Massachusetts Certified Arborist, a member of the Worcester County Beekeepers’ Association, member of the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society, and founder and CEO of “Our Honey – Susie & Andy”.

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Alma Jeanne Rousseau
10-7-44 ~ 3-22-15

    

Born in Newton, Massachusetts and a long time resident of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, Alma Rousseau was many things…
Friend, Neighbor, Gardener, Baker, Caregiver, Teacher, Accountant, Aunt and surrogate Grandmother…
But most of all… Loved. Alma will be greatly missed.
We ask that her friends and family please join us in a celebration of her life at:
Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, 72 Wayside Inn Road, Sudbury, MA 01776. Sunday, March 29, 2015, 5:00pm.

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UPDATE on Bourne Tanker Crash

SECOND UPDATE

Emergency and environmental operations continue at scene of gasoline tanker crash at Bourne Rotary. Fuel spill ceased approximately one hour ago. The tanker has not yet been uprighted.

******At this point it appears that the Bourne Rotary and Bourne Bridge may REMAIN CLOSED for the morning commute.******

Cape area commuters should plan accordingly and leave extra time. Cross-canal traffic in Bourne area will continue to be diverted to the Sagamore Bridge.

The Speaker is Dr. Anne Mattina

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Hopkinton Community Good Friday Service
 Noon on Friday, April 3, 2015
Faith Community Church, 146 E. Main Street, Hopkinton.

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Faith Community Church electronic recycle day
Sat April 11th from 9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m
146E Main Street, Hopkinton

Accepting all electronics to include monitors, computers, computer games, stereo equipment, copy and fax machines, printers, microwaves, dehumidifiers, TV's, any item that as a plug. We are also accepting any appliances, such as AC's, washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators as well as lawn mowers, snow blowers with the gas removed, exercise equipment and grills.The recycle event will have low fees of $5 each r computer, $10 any monitor or small TV less than 19", $15 each TV between 19" and 26" and $20 each TV over 26" wide and wood console TV's, projection TV's $25 each TV 32" and over $30. . Any appliance are $10 each large refrigerators $25. Any cell phones, bikes car, truck batteries are free.as well as any scrap metal. zero landfill. Any question J.wood36@yahoo.com

Bicycle recycle day. Please bring any unwanted bikes new or old any condition to parking lot to be reused again.

Jim Wood

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March 24, 2015 — These ice fishermen finally got to practice their sport this week as the snow blew away and/or evaporated off of the ice at Hopkinton Reservoir. The air was 33° F and the ice was 4" thick, which is an okay thickness for ice fishing according to Fisheries and Wildlife.

Lumber Street, Yogurt and Pizza are Big Winners at the Planning Board
Ten Story Buildings are Shot Down

Above, Hopkinton builder Finley Perry states his case to the Planning Board.

March 23, 2015 — Entrepreneur Greg Mazur,  owner of 30-34 Main Street, the Downtown building getting all jazzed up, went to bat for tenants this evening. Mr. Mazur applied for a special permit to relax parking requirements so that two of them could have seating in their eateries, and the Planning Board agreed.

            Mark "Vinny" Kosa, of Vinny's Pizza, who has been in the location since purchasing the Mangia business, can now have 18 seats, not only as a result of the parking relaxation, but as a result of Mr. Mazur installing two brand spanking new handicapped rest rooms, one for each gender, in the common area of the building. Mr. Kosa has said in the past that he would bring in some tables and chairs once everything is in compliance, and expand the menu, too, as a result. Check back for that happening.

            Hopkinton resident Chris Cooney was waiting for this evening's outcome to sign a lease with Mr. Mazur to open his second Yogurt Beach, a successful Yogurt/Gelato/Custard emporium. His first is in Plainville, Mass, and offers toppings, fruit, and loads more for everybody's yogurt. Although it will be a busy place on early release days, Mr. Cooney said this evening that all ages enjoy the special treats. He, too, have 18  seats.

            Entrepreneur Paul Mastroianni, owner of 77 West Main Street, got his Master Plan Special Permit approved this evening, giving him the green light to move forward with his expanded retail, commercial and housing development on Lumber Street. He said at the last meeting of the board that the majority of his planned retail space was spoken for. Bill Morgan of Golden Spoon fame plans to be one of the first tenants.

            Builder Finley Perry did not fare as well. His proposal for an Article on the Town Meeting Warrant to change zoning in the area of Parkwood Drive was voted off of the Warrant. He and Steven Zieff, formerly connected with Legacy Farms, proposed 10 story buildings and 380 apartments. Despite an eleventh-hour motion to reduce the scale by member Frank D'Urso, and an objection by him over procedure to Chairman Ken Weismantel, the Article was pulled from the Warrant.

            "I don't like the idea of an apartment building in an industrial center," Mr. Weismantel said. 

              Below, Dmitry Deych of Diamond Builders, below, signs paperwork finalizing his part of the process with the Planning Board regarding his upcoming purchase of 203 Pond Street, where he will build on 12 lots, lots that the town passed up on purchasing at Special Town Meeting on March 3, 2015.

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Two Men Arraigned In Highway Message Board Battery Thefts

WOBURN – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that Sean Brogna, 46, of Melrose, and William Copson, 54, of Melrose, were each arraigned today on charges of malicious destruction of property over $250 (2 counts), larceny over $250 (2 counts), possession of a burglarious instrument, and conspiracy. Bail was set for Brogna at $2000 cash and for Copson at $1000 cash. Malden District Court Judge Emily Karstetter scheduled the next hearing for these defendants for Thursday, April 16.

“This is a case where an alert civilian allegedly saw these two men stealing batteries from highway message signs,” said District Attorney Ryan. “The men were trying to look like they belonged there doing sign work, one was even wearing a fluorescent traffic vest. This civilian’s actions in reporting what he saw led to these arrests and the recovery of sixteen batteries.”

Massachusetts State Police say they received a cell phone call, Sunday, March 22, at approximately 2 p.m., indicating that two men with a black truck appeared to be stealing batteries from MA DOT message boards in the median strip of I-95 in Wakefield. Troopers say when they located the suspects, one man was wearing a fluorescent traffic vest, the other man was in civilian clothes, and in the bed of the suspects’ truck they found 16 type US2200XC batteries. Authorities say a conservative estimate puts the value of each battery at more than $100. Troopers also observed in the suspects’ vehicle metal wire cutters and bolt cutters.

This case is being investigated by Massachusetts State Police.

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St. Paul’s Invites All to Holy Week Services
Services to feature new priest and organist

HOPKINTON, MASS. (March 23, 2015) – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 61 Wood Street (Rte. 135) invites its friends and neighbors to join services being held during Holy Week. These services will be held at the church and will be led by St. Paul’s new priest, Rev. Gordon Schultz, and the new organist and music director, Karen Scheffler from Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

On Palm Sunday, March 29, there will be a dramatic reading of the Passion of Christ during the 10:00 a.m. service. Maundy Thursday, April 2, there will be a Eucharist service at 7:00 p.m. that will include foot washing and the stripping of the altar. On Easter Sunday, April 5, a Choral Eucharist, featuring the musicians and singers of St. Paul’s, will be held at 10:00 a.m.

“There are many moving and powerful things going on at St. Paul’s during Holy Week, and we invite our neighbors and friends to join us for all or any of these services,” said Sue Ramsley, senior warden at St. Paul’s. “It is also a wonderful time to experience the thought-provoking sermons of Gordon, and the music of our organist from Germany, Karen.”

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FaySummer in Southborough offers dynamic summer programs to interest every child from Pre-K to 9th grade, and its talented staff includes over 25 faculty members from Fay School. Day Camp, for children 3-15, features nine one-week sessions filled with games, sports, drama, visual arts, instructional and free swim, and other activities, all conducted in small group settings. Children ages 6-15 can also participate in Specialty Camps, which offer a half-day focus on a special theme, such as horseback riding, soccer, musical theater, circus arts, or robotics, along with a half-day of regular day camp.


FaySummer also features two overnight programs: Academic Adventures and Overnight Camp. Both programs are for children ages 10-14 and are offered for two two-week sessions. Academic Adventures is an academic enrichment program with courses in science, technology, arts, and humanities, while Overnight Camp offers a traditional sleepaway camp experience.


Attend an upcoming Open House to learn more!
Thursday, April 2 from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Saturday, April 25 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.


Fay School's Primary School

25 Middle Road, Southborough


FaySummer at Fay School

508-490-8371

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2015 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from March 16, 2015 - March 23, 2015
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
Address
Buyer
Price
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
304 West Main Street Matthew Enegess $565,000 March 19, 2015 Adam Musgrave, Paula M. Musgrave
Ashland
222 America Boulevard unit 58C Prashant Pathak $360,000 March 20, 2015 Independence Village Realty LLC
39 Summit Lane Jeffrey Lemay, Alison Lemay $617,600 March 16, 2015 Richmond Development Corp.
39 Summit Lane Richmond Development Corp. $95,000 March 16, 2015 Cross Street Realty Trust, Steven A. Hickey
Southborough
No New Transactions        
Upton
58 Mechanic Street Kenneth Ray, Lisa Raye $395,000 March 20, 2015 Raymond Garceau, Julie Garceau
45 School Street Aliou Niane, Kaori Niane $295,000 March 18, 2015 Richard J. Lacroix, Nancy C. Lacroix
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Police Arrest/Incident Log Updated March 23, 2015

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-2323

Summary

The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

8 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

47 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

3 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

1 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.


Incident Log

Sunday, March 22, 2015

4:35 pm A caller reported an on-going parking complaint on Lakeshore Drive. Officer John Corridan checked the area and stated that the vehicle was partially in the roadway but there was plenty of room for an emergency vehicle to pass.

12:53 pm A Grove Street resident reported that a motor vehicle just drove into her driveway and blocked her garage. Officer Patrick O'Brien located the owner of the vehicle who was visiting the residents of the front apartment.

2:21 am Officer John Corridan spoke with individuals who may have been involved with the debris that was left in the roadway on Hayden Rowe Street and subsequently placed one person into Protective Custody.


Saturday, March 21, 2015

8:47 pm A 911 caller reported that her dog was hit on Wood Street and was now deceased. Two officers responded to assist the Animal Control Officer.

7:56 pm A caller from Piazza Lane reported finding recent four wheeler tire tracks on Whitehall property. Officer Arthur Schofield responded and wrote a report.

1:33 pm A motorist reported that there was a large pothole on Oakhurst Road. The Highway Department was notified.

10:52 am Officer Philip Powers issued a motor vehicle on Ash Street a parking ticket.

10:35 am A caller reported that his friend told him that a co-worker threatened to stab him. Officer Thomas Griffin responded to speak with him.

9:24 am A walk-in reported seeing a loose puppy near the town common. The Animal Control Officer checked the area with a negative find.

9:03 am Multiple callers reported a motor vehicle accident with personal injury on Fruit Street. Two officers responded to assist the Fire Department and advised that one patient was transported to the hospital.

12:31 am A caller reported leaving money in an atm machine on Main Street. Officer John Corridan checked the area with a negative find.


Friday, March 20, 2015

10:52 pm A Bowker Road resident reported coming home to find her mailbox and a neighbor's mailbox smashed. Officer John Corridan responded to write a report.

9:27 pm A caller from South Mill Street reported that an animal was stuck in the pond behind her house and she could hear it struggling. Two Officers and the Animal Control Officer checked the area with a negative find.

5:40 pm An employee of a West Main Street business reported an unruly customer. Three officers responded and spoke with the customer.

11:36 am Two callers reported possible unregistered solicitors on Price Street. Prior the an officers arrival two males walked into the station and were given applications.


Bill's Pizza Mondays

14 Main Street
$2.00 off
6-9:00 pm
Any Large Pizza

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Union Street, Ashland Structure Fire Causes no Injuries.


March 22, 2015 — Hopkinton was among surrounding towns that responded to a fire on Union Street in Ashland early this evening. According to Ashland Police Officer Christopher Alberini, the fire was confined to the unoccupied, storage area of  the structure, and no injuries had been reported, although firefighters were still combing through the debris. Above, a Hopkinton Firefighter removes content through a window. Below, smoke pours out of the burning area while firefighters inside douse it with water.

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It's Back!!!

Hopkinton Police Association Annual Dinner Dance

(Also known as the Hopkinton Policeman's Ball) 

Saturday May 16th

Social hour  6:30-7:30, Dinner 7:30-8:30

Dancing 8:30-12:30 To Hot Acoustics featuring Steve Spector

Raffle


After this long winter join members of a renewed, reinvigorated Hopkinton Police Department in bringing in spring with a enjoyable night of dinner, dancing and community fun.


The Hopkinton Police Association will use the money raised from this Dinner Dance to give back to the community.  Some of the events that the Association sponsors are the Children's Fishing Derby, Senior Christmas Party, Special Olympics Basketball Game and scholarship to a Hopkinton High School Senior.  


Contact any member of the Hopkinton Police Department or stop by the station to get your ticket.

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Number One

March 21, 2015 — Meb Keflezighi, winner of the 2014 BAA Boston Marathon Men's Division representing the United States, was the first American to win Boston since 1983. Above, he speaks to athletes at Hopkinton High School Auditorium on Wednesday.

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 Season of Wither

March 21, 2015 — This gigantic snow lady outside of the Rose Garden in Upton is feeling the effects of a warming trend this week, as the temperature rises and she sublimates.

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March 21, 2015 — These beautiful mallard ducks on Legacy Farm Road South are in their element, having just discovered open water.
Turkey Trot

March 21, 2015 — If its rafter hadn't been nearby, a passerby might have mistaken this bird for a turkey fleeing the pressure cooker at the restaurant in the background.

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Dual Purpose Sign

March 21, 2015 — It appears that the ice delivery is on its way, but you better not mix it with Jack Daniels, proving that someone at Hopkinton State Park has a keen sense of humor.

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Identifications Made In Connection With Murder-Suicide In Framingham

WOBURN - Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that two individuals found deceased in Framingham on Wednesday, March 18, have been positively identified. The bodies of Michelle Batista, 31, and Allen Murphy, 27, were found inside their apartment at 154 Second Street, Unit 206. A Medical Examiner has ruled the death of Batista a homicide and the death of Murphy a suicide.

“These parties were in a dating relationship,” said District Attorney Ryan. “While we have limited information at this time about the history of the relationship, we consider this to be a case of domestic violence. Our thoughts are with families of the deceased. This case demonstrates how abuse in an intimate partner relationship can escalate. We encourage anyone experiencing domestic violence to reach out to a local domestic violence program which can offer counseling, support, and advocacy services.”

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Police Arrest/Incident Log Updated March 20, 2015

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-2323


   Summary

The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

11 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

26 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

5 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

 

 

Arrest Log

Thursday, March 19, 2015

2:12 am Officer Peter Booth arrested Kyla P. Ose, 26, of Woodview Way, Hopkinton, on West Main Street for Warrants-foreign.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

11:04 pm Officer Linda Higgins arrested Taylor Davis, 24, of Winthrop Street, Holliston, on Chestnut Street and charged him with Two Counts of Malicious Destruction of Property Over $250 and Disturbing the Peace.


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Thursday, March 19, 2015

3:21 pm The bus dispatcher reported that a box truck was parked on Hayward Street making it difficult for the bus to pass. Officer John Corridan advised that the truck was parked on Second Street and Hayward Street was passable.

3:21 pm Officer Arthur Schofield assisted a female with fingerprinting for a nursing license.

2:26 pm Officer Philip Powers issued a verbal warning to an operator who was driving in the fire lane on Hayden Rowe Street.

1:26 pm A motorist complained about an erratic operator on Cedar Street. Officer William Burchard spoke with the operator who stated they were swerving to miss potholes.

11:17 am A caller reported that she had lost her long green wallet somewhere on Main Street.

8:17 am A caller reported that a vehicle was operating erratically and aggressively towards one of his van drivers. Officer William Burchard spoke with the operator who stated that the van drove up on him fast so he in return tapped his brakes.

2:12 am Officer Peter Booth arrested a 26 year-old female from Hopkinton on West Main Street for a Warrant.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

7:15 pm A motorist reported that vehicles were parked on both sides of Greenwood Road making it very hard to pass. Officer Philip Powers responded and advised the owner of a vehicle to move.

1:48 pm A caller stated that she was afraid of her friend on Downey Street hurting herself. Three officers responded to assist the Fire Department and advised that she was transported for evaluation.

12:20 pm A walk-in reported that while she and her husband were away their credit cards were used totaling several thousand dollars. Officer Patrick O'Brien spoke with her and wrote a report.

12:00 pm Officer Philip Powers requested an incident number for a hit and run motor vehicle accident that occurred in a Hayden Rowe Street parking lot.

9:59 am A walk-in reported identity theft where a tax return was filed under her name.

8:21 am A walk-in spoke with Sgt. Joseph Bennett regarding a lost passport.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

11:04 pm A caller reported that an individual was walking in the roadway on Chestnut Street. Three officers responded and subsequently arrested a 24 year-old male from Holliston and charged him with Two Counts of Malicious Destruction of Property Over $250 and Disturbing the Peace. Officer John Corridan advised that he took pictures of debris in the roadway and damage done to various mailboxes.

10:40 pm A motorist reported that a person was walking in the roadway on Hayden Rowe Street. Two officers checked the area with a negative find.

8:41 pm Officer John Corridan assisted an individual while they collected belongings from a Wedgewood Drive residence.

7:53 pm A walk-in from Hayden Rowe Street reported receiving strange phone calls.

7:30 pm Between the hours of 4:52pm and 7:30pm there were seven reports of tree limbs down on wires.

4:47 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil spoke with a West Main Street business who reported receiving threats.

3:51 pm A 911 caller from Prestwick Drive reported that she was in her basement when she heard her locked front door slam. Two officers checked the residence with a negative find on anything suspicious.

12:45 pm Officer Thomas Griffin spoke with an individual regarding stolen identity.

6:14 am A resident of Lincoln Street was concerned about a truck that was parked near the end of her driveway since 2:30am this morning. Officer Stephen Buckley checked the vehicle and advised that there was no one inside of it.

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Rafael E. Garcia, 84

Rafael E. Garcia, 84, passed away on March 19, 2015 at home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Maria (Guerrero) Garcia, to whom he was married for 50 years. Born in Barranquilla, Columbia, he was the son of the late Luis and Luz Maria (de la Paz) Garcia. He operated a limousine business in New York City for more than 30 years before retiring to Hopkinton in 1998.


He was an avid soccer fan and enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandson.


In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter Cecile Garcia Desmond and her husband John of Hopkinton and a grandson James Desmond of Hopkinton.


A memorial funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday March 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in St John the Evangelist Church, Hopkinton. Burial will be private. There are no calling hours. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton.

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Hopkinton Democrats will gather on Thursday 4/9 at Hopkinton Town Hall in room 215.  

 

The purpose of our get-together will be to select Democratic candidates for Hopkinton boards such as the Board of Selectmen, the Planning Board, the School board, etc.


YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A MEMBER OF THE DEMOCRATIC TOWN COMMITTEE TO ATTEND, PARTICIPATE, VOTE, OR RUN FOR A TOWN BOARD.


The only requirement is that you be a registered Democrat.  


Please join us.  The caucus will convene at 7:30pm.


Please contact Dick Duggan (dduggan47@hopkintondemocrats.org or 508-435-4007) with any questions.

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Apparent Murder-Suicide Incident In Framingham
        

   WOBURN - Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that the death of a man and a woman in Framingham appears to have been a murder-suicide. At approximately 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 18, first responders doing a well being check at 154 Second Street, Unit 206, forcibly entered the residence and found a woman and a man shot. Investigators have determined that the man was the shooter. A gun was found at the scene.

“This is still an ongoing investigation,” said District Attorney Ryan. “However, we believe this was an isolated incident and that the shooter responsible for the woman’s death then took his own life.”

Framingham Police Chief Kenneth Ferguson added, “This is a tragic situation. We feel for the families in this case. I would like to thank District Attorney Ryan, her team, and detectives assigned to this incident for their quick response and hard work.”

The woman has been identified as Michelle Batista, 31, of Framingham. The man’s identity is being withheld, pending notification of next of kin. Authorities believe Batista and the man had been in a dating relationship and living together in the apartment.

This case is being investigated by the Framingham Police Department and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

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Christopher McClure Resigns as Technology Director
 

March 19, 2015 — Last week Christopher (“Chris The Cloud Man”) McClure submitted his resignation from his position as Technology Director for the Town of Hopkinton effective March 25, 2015, which I have accepted. Chris has accepted a new position in the Town of North Andover, which is much closer to his home and family.

 

In the four productive years he has been with the Town, Chris was a fantastic business partner. His vision, working together with all town departments, was instrumental in bringing the fiber network connecting all town and school buildings, upgrading the town-side telephone system, institutionalizing the joint town-school technology capital plan and successfully making local government accessible through the town website and social media. The Town greatly benefited from his willingness to collaborate, can-do entrepreneurial spirit and passion for excellence in public service. I will miss Chris’ intellectual candor and big smile.

Please join me in wishing him the very best in his professional endeavors and new role in the prison ministry outreach program.

Norman Khumalo
Town Manager

 

Editor's Note: Mr. McClure noted this morning that his move will be cutting his commute by one hour, as well as bringing him closer to his son's school. Mr. McClure was instrumental in modernizing the town's information services to the current high level provided today. Contributed content.

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Return of the Champion

 

March 18, 2015 — Last year's winner in the Men's Division of the 2014 BAA Boston Marathon, Meb Keflezighi, the first American to win Boston since 1983, visited Hopkinton Middle and High Schools today. Mr. Keflezighi also won the New York City Marathon in 2009 and won Silver in the 2004 Olympics. Above, he enters Hopkinton High School Auditorium to cheering student athletes, who gave him a fitting hero's welcome.

      Left, choose the thumbnail for a larger photo of Mr. Keflezighi bounding like a gazelle while warming up prior last year's Boston Marathon's Starter's pistol.

 

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Police Arrest Incident Log Updated March 18, 2015

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-2323

 


   Summary

The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

2 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

8 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

3 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.


Incident Log

Monday, March 16, 2015

5:49 pm A motorist reported malfunctioning traffic lights on West Main Street. Officer John Corridan responded, observed the lights and advised that they were functioning properly.

4:57 pm A 911 caller from Wedgewood Drive reported a possible explosion in her basement and now the fire alarms were going off. Two officers responded to assist the Fire Department and advised that it was a problem with the oil burner.

4:41 pm A West Main Street business reported that they were being harassed by a resident's boyfriend.

2:29 pm A caller reported finding a bumper with a license plate attached to it on Nicholas Road. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and returned it to the owner on Ash Street.

1:32 pm A 911 caller from Glen Road reported that while she was home alone her alarm system started going off and was unsure if anyone was in the house. Six officers checked the residence and advised that everything appeared in order and they were unsure the cause for the alarm going off.

1:20 pm Two officers assisted a resident of Woodview Way upon coming home to ensure her safety after an incident this past weekend.

8:19 am A resident of Winter Street reported that two individuals were inside of a house next door to them that was vacant and owned by a bank. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and located two contractors who were working at the house for the bank.

6:51 am Sgt. Scott vanRaalten notified the Highway Department of icy road conditions on Pond Street.

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Cliffs of Moher

March 18, 2015 — Hopkinton High School Senior Thomas Keane shares a beautiful photo he took during a trip to County Clare, Ireland last month of the ancient Cliffs of Moher. The photo is presented in full, the way it was submitted. Cropping would lose the strength of the diagonal lines, the windblown grass, the point at the land's end or the deluge at the bottom of a cloud that has different weather occurring on the top.

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