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August 22, 2014 — Football team candidates get instructions during practice on Thursday on the practice field on the Loop Road.  There are scrimmages planned for the preseason, but at this time they are not listed on the schedule.



August 22, 2014 — This scene at Hopkinton reservoir could be anywhere in New England, including a northern state.

Police Incident Log - Updated August 22, 2014

Incident Log

Thursday, August 21, 2014

10:09 pm A resident reported that a bunch of youths were at Sandy Beach. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and advised that they were adults and everything checked out ok.

6:40 pm There were numerous 911 calls reporting a two car motor vehicle accident with personal injury on West Main Street.

4:21 pm A caller reported that her vehicle had been broken into while parked at the High School and the male suspect was now running into the woods [Center Trail, photo]. Three officers responded and advised that the suspect, a juvenile, was located at his residence and was placed under arrest.

3:00 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil responded to a Main Street residence for a well being check. He advised that the TV was on and dogs were barking but when he entered the residence no one was home.

1:42 pm A Glen Road resident reported that her six year-old daughter was missing as of five minutes ago. Seven officers responded and while in route the mother called back and stated that her daughter had come home.

1:07 pm A caller reported that there was a skittish dog loose in the area of Cross Street. A message was left with the Animal Control Officer.

12:39 pm A resident of Wood Street reported that there were two people on his property, wearing all black clothing, who would not leave or give him their IDs. Three officers responded and wrote a report.

11:59 am An Emma Drive resident reported that the Meadowland sign was in her basketball net. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and notified the Highway Department.

10:12 am A caller reported that a motorist was speeding down Ash Street and when he put his arm out to try and slow him down the operator tried to hit him. Officer David Shane was advised and wrote a report.

9:45 am Officer David Shane responded to Ash Street to write a fraud report.

9:27 am A resident of West Elm Street reported that there was a bat stuck in between a window and a screen on the third floor of his house. The Animal Control Officer was notified.

9:08 am A caller requested an officer check to see if there was a sign on Grove Street for the road closure because motorists were still coming through to Hayden Rowe Street and then having to turn around due to the construction. Officer David Shane responded and stated that there was a detour sign in place.

8:49 am An officer deployed a radar trailer on Hayden Rowe Street.

8:05 am A caller reported smelling gas while walking on Hidden Brick Road. Officer David Shane responded to check the area but did not smell anything unusual.

7:45 am A caller reported that a telephone pole fell down and was suspended in wires on Duffield Road. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded to assist the Fire Department and advised that the electrical company was on scene.

1:16 am Officer Linda Higgins checked four unoccupied motor vehicles that were parked on Pond Street at the far end of Lake Whitehall.

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Six Scouts from Hopkinton Boy Scout Troop 1 Traveled to Chilkoot High Adventure Base in Alaska This Summer



August 22, 2014 — A group of two adults and six boys from Troop 1 traveled to the Chilkoot High Adventure Base in Alaska for thirteen days this summer. The group included: incoming Hopkinton High School freshmen Dan Bradbury, Jack Dionne, and Philip Hubbe; sophomore Matt Paolucci; and juniors Erick Landreth and Sam Darkow. Adult leaders on the trip were Troop 1 Scoutmaster Mike Dionne and John Paolucci. The grouplearned and practiced outdoor leadership skills in mountaineering, backpacking, and sea kayaking under the watchful eye of experienced guides from the IWLS (International Wilderness Leadership School). 

Chilkoot High Adventure Scout Base is surrounded by unrivaled Alaskan wilderness. Haines, Alaska is the starting and finishing place for the Chilkoot High Adventure trips. The natural beauty and wilderness access found there are responsible for Haines’ reputation as THE center for wilderness adventure in Alaska. The Base is a gateway for exploration into the surrounding world-class mountains, rivers and oceans.These wilderness adventures are filled with exciting challenges and learning experiences. The group was provided with opportunities to learn leadership skills as well as technical skills. 


The trip began with a five day trek on a glacier where the team worked in rope teams of 3 or 4 with ice axes, crampons, and harnesses and then used these new skills to complete an ascent of Satellite Peak (this climb had the alpine start with a wakeup at 3:30 am). Then the group spent 4 days sea kayaking on the Chilkat Fjord and camping in the surrounding wilderness. The trip concluded with several days of backpacking which included an ascent of Mt Ripinsky.


The boys were excited to learn that their favorite IWLS guide, Joel, is a Framingham native. Troop 1 has invited Joel to speak to all Troop 1 scouts at a meeting this fall when Joel is expected to visit his family in Massachusetts. Boy Scouts must be 14 years old to go on a high adventure trip. To raise funds for the trip, the Boy Scouts and families of Troop 1 held a spaghetti dinner with silent auction items on Friday, June 20. The first year event was a success and Troop 1 plans to make the dinner an annual event.


Troop 1 is a Boy Scout Troop of about forty scouts, serving the youth of Hopkinton, Massachusetts since 1916. Colella’s Supermarket is the Troop 1 chartered organization. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make moral and ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Find out more about Troop 1 at www.troop1hopkinton.org. ~ Contributed content




Paving crews will be installing the first course of asphalt on Saturday August 23rd from 7am-4pm on the following streets.


Teresa Rd – From Hayden Rowe St to Nicholas Rd.

Proctor St – From Wood St to Saddle Hill Rd.

Fruit St – From Cunningham St to 625 ft North of Victory Ln.


Please expect delays and seek alternate routes if possible.


Thank you, Mike Mansir, Hopkinton Highway Manager


Only Going One Way

August 21, 2014 — People familiar with this locale know it is the Town Hall, where the entrance is one-way going in, not going out as this individual is doing.  The photographer was attempting to pull in when the Audi came down the driveway and blocked the entrance.

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Police Incident Log - Updated August 21, 2014

Incident Log

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

11:52 pm Officer John Moran checked two vehicles that were parked next to the tennis courts on Hayden Rowe Street. He reported that they were unoccupied.
9:10 pm A suspicious vehicle was reportedly parked on Colella Farm Road. The reporting party stated that when they went up to the vehicle, the operator drove off.
7:34 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil issued a warning to the operator of a vehicle on School Street who was speeding. 
5:57 pm A caller reported that her mother was involved in a hit and run on Main Street where a red motorcycle hit her car causing minor damage. She stated that two motorcycles were traveling on Route 135 from Ashland at a high rate of speed and turned onto Route 85 toward Southborough. 
5:08 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil issued a verbal warning to an operator of a vehicle for having an expired registration. The operator claimed that they were making arrangements to renew their registration.
4:18 pm The owner of a home on Briarcliff Drive requested an officer to come look at damage done to his locks on his porch door, which were a result of a breaking and entering.
12:29 pm A caller reported that he secured a dog that was in the roadway on West Main Street. Officer Gregg DeBoer assisted the individual in returning the dog to it's home.
12:23 pm A caller reports that he hit a dog on Fruit Street.
10:22 am The Hopkinton Fire Department responded to the activation of a fire alarm on South Street.
8:08 am Officer Phil Powers assisted the Massachusetts State Police with a 3 car motor vehicle accident with injuries on 495, section 1.
8:04 am A caller reports an injured or dead Raccoon on the side of the road on West Main Street. The Animal Control Officer was notified.
7:55 am Officer Gregg DeBoer assisted Hopkinton Fire Department with a fire alarm activation on Connelly Hill Road.

  Men at Work 

August 21, 2014 — Highway Department Manager Mike Mansir, right, talks things over yesterday with an engineer from FS&T, working for the Town on "Little" Hayden Rowe Street, as a machine grinds down the pavement.

Teeshirt-throwing Robot For Senior Project?
Of Course!

August 21, 2014 — Robert Lahaie and Mike diBenedetto showcased their T-shirt shooting robot last night at the UMass Lowell Spinners baseball game. The robot took the field after the opening pitch ceremony and shot T-shirts high into the stands to the guests of the game. The robot came out again after the 6th inning and delivered another round of T-shirts.

Robert and Mike are both recent graduates of Hopkinton High School and they built the T-shirt shooting robot as their senior project. They were teammates on the robotics team where they earned second place finishes in 2013 and 2014. Robert designed and drove the robot, and Mike programmed and installed the electronics. The robot travels remotely at 10 MPH and shoots three T-shirts independently at 50 MPH for a distance of over 100 feet. A few weeks ago Robert had a debut with the robot at a Boston Lobsters Pro-Tennis Team event at Manchester by the Sea. UMass Lowell noticed and invited the robot to deliver T-shirts at the Spinners baseball game. It was a perfect night for baseball and the robot was a big hit with the fans, who cheered for T-shirts. The robot did not disappoint, launching T-shirt high up into the bleachers. It was a great experience for Robert and Mike to use their senior project in a real life application. Robert will be a freshman at Daniel Webster College studying mechanical engineering and robotics. Mike will be studying computer science at UMass Lowell this fall. It will be interesting to see what these young inventors build next.


Milford Regional Welcomes New Physician to the Cancer Center


        Cancer Center Services are expanding at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center at Milford Regional Medical Center with the appointment of Humberto Rossi, MD to Milford Regional’s active medical staff.

      Dr. Rossi earned his medical degree from Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI in 1993.  He performed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD. Dr. Rossi continued his training with a fellowship in hematology/oncology at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA.  He is board certified in hematology and medical oncology.  “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Humberto Rossi to Milford Regional’s medical staff,” states Edward J. Kelly, president, Milford Regional Medical Center.  “Our community will benefit greatly from the expansion of cancer care with the addition of such a highly experienced oncologist.”


       Prior to joining The Cancer Center at Milford Regional, Dr. Rossi was the Division Chief of Hematology and Oncology at Emerson Hospital, Concord, MA.  He can be reached by calling Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center at Milford Regional at 508-488-3700

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Hopkinton Public Library Announces
Extended hours on Saturdays
As of Sept. 6, 2014
Open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thanks to our town government for their continued support
n helping us to better serve the needs of our community


Police Incident Log - Updated August 20, 2014

Arrest Log

Monday, August 18, 2014

11:25 am Officer Philip Powers arrested Kirsten K. Dunn, 49, of Cunningham Street, Hopkinton, on Cunningham Street for a Warrant.


Incident Log

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

11:52 pm A caller reported that suspicious individuals appeared to be laying down in a vehicle on Main Street. Officer Linda Higgins responded and advised that the occupants stated they were tired and wanted to rest.

11:06 pm A caller reported that two suspicious motor vehicles were parked by a home that was under construction on Equestrian Drive. Officer Linda Higgins checked the area and advised that the home was secure.

4:02 pm Officer Gregg DeBoer assisted a disabled motor vehicle on Main Street.

2:28 pm A walk-in spoke with Sgt. Joseph Bennett regarding a dispute with a tenant of a commercial property.

2:05 pm Officer Patrick O'Brien assisted with traffic while two tractor trailer units unloaded some items on Hayden Rowe Street.

9:34 am Officer Stephen Buckley responded to West Main Street to assist a State Trooper.

1:35 am Officer Linda Higgins checked a motor vehicle that was parked in front of the High School.


Monday, August 18, 2014

10:24 pm A resident of Susan Drive reported that a vehicle had been parked on the edge of his property for two days now. Officer Aaron O'Neil advised that the vehicle was secure and a message was left for the owner.

7:42 pm A 911 caller from West Main Street reported trapping a raccoon that was acting strangely and was now taking it to the vets.

4:49 pm A caller from Woodview Way reported that his brother was having on-going problems with his neighbors. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and spoke with individuals involved.

4:26 pm A caller reported seeing a suspicious looking vehicle that was occupied and parked at the end of Oakhurst Road. Officer Gregg DeBoer located the vehicle and advised that nothing was suspicious.

4:05 pm Two officers assisted a disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street.

2:06 pm Officer Stephen Buckley assisted a disabled motor vehicle on East Main Street.

11:47 am An officer deployed a radar trailer on Longwood Drive.

1:35 pm The Upton Police Department reported being in pursuit of a dark colored motorcycle that failed to stop for them. Officer Stephen Buckley advised that the motorcycle got onto Route 495 north but was unable to catch up to it. The State Police were notified.

11:08 am Officer Philip Powers responded to Cunningham Street to serve a warrant and subsequently arrested a 49 year-old female from Hopkinton

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North Reading Man Arraigned For Impersonating Police Officer 

WOBURN—Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced today that a North Reading man has been arraigned for allegedly impersonating a police officer during an argument with another driver over a parking space.

Joseph V. Amato, Jr., 49, of North Reading, was arraigned August 18 in Woburn District Court on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, impersonating a police officer and disorderly conduct. Woburn District Court Judge Cesar Archilla ordered the defendant held on $500 cash bail with the condition that he have no contact with the victim or witnesses.

The defendant’s next court date is November 7 for a pre-trial conference.

“The defendant’s action in allegedly identifying himself as a police officer was a ploy to intimidate a stranger,” District Attorney Ryan said. “Police officers earn the trust of citizens every day, and the title of police officer should not be disrespected by this kind of alleged incident.”

According to authorities, on Sunday, August 17, the defendant allegedly argued with a delivery truck driver who had blocked the defendant’s car in a store parking lot on Main Street in North Reading. During the incident, the defendant allegedly identified himself as a detective, displayed a gun, and threatened the other driver with arrest.

The dispute prompted calls to police who responded to the scene, allegedly stopping the defendant’s car nearby to investigate. The defendant was later arrested by North Reading Police.

"This was a potentially dangerous situation, in which an individual allegedly made a delivery driver, who was just doing his job, fear for his life over a parking space, and in doing so, this suspect allegedly made himself out to be a police officer,” said North Reading Police Chief Michael Murphy. "The North Reading Police Department takes police impersonation very seriously and will not allow individuals like this to harm the reputation of law enforcement.”

Hopkinton Police Chief Ed Lee announces School Safety Training

Chief Ed Lee and Dr. MacLeod want to make the community aware of an upcoming police training to take place at the Hopkins School on the afternoon of Monday, August 25th.

The CEMLEC SWAT team will provide Rapid Deployment/Active Shooter training to the Hopkinton Police Department. This 8­hour training program is structured around the “First Responder” and consists of a classroom presentation, followed by practical exercises (formations, movement within the structure, room entry, rescue techniques, etc.) and training scenarios. This is a basic course designed to introduce or refresh officers in the Rapid Deployment/Active Shooter Response technique. The Course is taught by instructors certified through the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI) and/or other National/State certifying entities.
As a result of this training, the school will be closed and the Hopkins portion of the loop road will not be accessible.
If you have any questions please call.

Chief Ed Lee
Hopkinton Police Chief
Cathy MacLeod, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

1 Million Square Feet of Development Proposed
Roadway to ease Elm Street traffic

August 19, 2014 — Developers Finley Perry and Steven Zieff appeared before Hopkinton Design Review Board this evening to pitch their one-million square foot development, complete with eight-story buildings and a new connector road to bypass Elm Street. Eight-stories, said Mr. Zieff, was necessary to site a hotel in the project, which will include 350 homes, a figure disclosed at an earlier meeting. They sought feedback and advice from the professionals on the board, which is made up of architects, design, art and real estate professionals, as well as appointees of the Planning Board.

       The consensus among the participants is that the marketplace is getting ready to be receptive to this type of development that includes luxury homes, a hotel and a spine road that would continue Parkwood Drive through to Wood Street adjacent to the Islamic Center by Route I-495 bridges. Mr. Perry believes that their Crossroads Redevelopment project roadway could get the blessing of Town Meeting voters "...as early as November, but no later than May." They made a presentation to Selectmen in March, and have been hammering out a preliminary Host Community Agreement with Town Counsel.

        They called the project a projection of a new Hopkinton lifestyle, where luxury homes would look more like hotels than apartments, and would attract the type of businesses that thrive in closely populated areas. They hope for trails and other healthy, green endeavors. The majority of parking would be underground, they stated.

        Mr. Perry introduced the concept of "Treetop" zoning, a more euphemistic way of presenting 8-story buildings to a resistant public.

       One attendee suggested just mentioning the height, and not the number of stories.

       Mr. Zieff said they have been meeting with neighborhood residents and that most are receptive to the idea of a new road easing the burden of the traffic on Elm Street. The traffic is currently nearly non-stop trucks going to Harvey's and other sites via Elm and Wood Streets.

        The group will meet again with the DRB and offer more definitive plans.    

       See Mr. Perry in his own words on HopNews video


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Fire and Water

August 19, 2014 — Here is another Nova Scotia sunset, taken from my back yard on Tancook Island. ~ Bob White


Senator Spilka Announces 2014 Senior Health & Wellness Fair

August 19, 2014 — Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) will host her annual Senior Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, October 18th at the Joseph P. Keefe Technical School in Framingham. All MetroWest seniors are invited to learn about ways to continue to lead healthy and active lifestyles.

“Staying happy, healthy and active is important for everyone in our community,” said Senator Spilka. “Each year I am honored to host this terrific day of health and wellness presentations, screenings and educational opportunities, and I always look forward to seeing friends and neighbors from across MetroWest.”

Seniors will participate in a variety of workshops and presentations about senior health programs, benefits and wellness activities. Representatives from a variety of health care and elder services organizations will also be available to share information on services in MetroWest. The Fair will include a continental breakfast, a hot lunch and health screenings for attendees.

Seniors in the MetroWest area are encouraged to contact Puja Mehta, Senator Spilka’s District Director, at (617) 722-1640 or Puja.Mehta@masenate.gov for more information and to RSVP by September 25th.




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Peaceful Coexistence

August 19, 2014 — "This was taken in my father's dahlia garden on Long Island." ~Margaret Driscoll. Editor's Note: Got a photo from this summer, from home or from afar you would like to show off? If so, attach your favorite one to an email to Editor@HopNews.com and we will share it with fellow readers.

Peaceful, Easy Feelin'

August 18, 2014 — HopNews Office Manager Eric Montville took a couple of weeks off to visit the family estate in Nova Scotia, and was good enough to record this sunset to share with HopNews readers. Other readers, John Collins in particular, have shared some of their summer photos, too. If you feel the spirit, attach your favorite one to an email to Editor@HopNews.com and we will share it with fellow readers.

Hopkinton Couple Supports Milford Regional Building Campaign


August 18, 2014 — The Milford Regional Medical Center Foundation officially recognized this week news of a $100,000 leadership gift from Vascen J. and Pamela Bogigian to support the construction of a new emergency department, intensive care unit and private patient rooms.  The gift is part of $18.2 million the capital campaign has already raised towards a goal of $25 million.


 “There are few people in the community as dear to all of us at Milford Regional Medical Center (MRMC) than the man we call “Bogie,” says John Burns, Chairman of Excellence as well as the Board of Trustees of Milford Regional.  “Some years ago, Vascen Bogigian retired from his construction management company and felt strongly he needed to undertake some meaningful work, and we’re so grateful for his decision.  He started as a volunteer with MRMC working on our Mélange Gala committee, and has now served on our Foundation Board for more than five years.  In fact, Bogie’s connection with MRMC is life-long.  He was born here, and both his parents have been treated at the hospital. 


“Very importantly, he played a key role as chairman of the Building Committee in preparation for the transformative project underway on our campus right now.  It is no surprise he has backed up all that work with a generous gift to Excellence as we move forward toward our $25 million goal.  We are appreciative for the Bogigians’ commitment, their endless energy and enthusiasm, and for the countless ways they support this Medical Center.”

Mr. Bogigian moved on from his construction company to become an independent real estate consultant.  He lives in Hopkinton with his wife, Pam, and is active in that community as well, serving as a member of the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce. 


Excellence is supporting a major capital initiative that will result in a new emergency Department, intensive care unit and private patient rooms.  The new two-story structure will more than double the size of the current ED from 30 to 52 private treatment rooms, increase the number of patient rooms in the ICU from 10 to 16 expanding their size to accommodate the latest technology, and add a 24-bed private room unit with the intent to convert all hospital patient rooms to private.


Milford Regional Medical Center, Inc. is a comprehensive healthcare system featuring affiliations with Boston Children’s Hospital, UMass Memorial Health Care and the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center.  The 145-bed, nonprofit, acute-care facility serves a region of 20-plus towns.  

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Police Incident Log - Updated August 18, 2014

Arrest Log

Sunday, August 17, 2014

12:14 am Sgt. John Porter arrested Ian A. Simoni, 30, of Rhododendron Avenue, Medfield, on Wood Street, and charged him with Marked Lanes Violation, Speeding and OUI Liquor, 2nd Offense.

Incident Log

Sunday, August 17, 2014

10:32 pm Officer William Burchard checked and spoke with a person on Main Street.

9:55 pm The Upton Police Department reported that they were pursuing a motorcycle on High Street in their town. They advised that the motorcycle failed to stop and was speeding and passing other vehicles heading towards Hopkinton. Sgt. John Porter checked the area but could not locate the motorcycle.

9:24 pm Officer William Burchard checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle in a parking lot on Lakeshore Drive.

7:01 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer William Burchard.

6:20 pm Officer Matthew McNeil assisted an individual with a restraining order violation on Davis Road.

6:02 pm A caller reported that a vehicle was parked partially in the intersection of Exchange Street and Highland Street. Officer William Burchard responded and stated that the vehicle moved.

5:18 pm A caller reported that a vehicle was parked in a handicapped spot on Ash Street with no handicapped plate or placard showing. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and advised that it was a violation.

4:45 pm Officer Matthew McNeil spoke with the owner of a motor vehicle that was parked at the town common.

4:42 pm A 911 caller reported a motor vehicle accident without personal injury but was unsure if it was in Ashland or Hopkinton. The Ashland Police responded and advised that the vehicle was on Union Street in their town.

12:30 pm A motorist reported that a disabled motor vehicle was left for the night on West Main Street.

1:55 pm A Wood Street resident reported seeing a female get out of a vehicle and head into the woods. While on the phone she reported seeing the female come back to her vehicle and then drive away.

12:26 pm Two individuals walked into the police station and spoke with Detective Timothy Brennan regarding a motorcyclist who harassed them after passing them on a double yellow line on Chestnut Street.

3:36 am A resident of North Mill Street reported that a female on their back porch was intoxicated. Officer John Moran responded and transported her back to her residence.

1:14 am A caller reported that the operator of a motor vehicle passed out in their car on Ash Street. Officer Philip Powers responded and spoke with the operator.

12:28 am Officer John Moran checked a box truck that was parked unattended on Wood Street.

12:26 am A Greystone Lane resident reported that a suspicious pickup truck was in the neighborhood.

12:25 am A caller reported that a residence had it's front door was wide open. Officer John Moran responded and advised that he was able to secure the door.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

11:54 pm Sgt. John Porter stopped a motor vehicle on Wood Street and subsequently arrested a 30 year-old male from Medfield and charged him with Marked Lanes Violation, Speeding and OUI Liquor, 2nd Offense.

9:56 pm Sgt. John Porter checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on West Main Street.

9:48 pm Detective Timothy Brennan spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on Main Street.

9:35 pm The Animal Control Officer reported witnessing a car at the town common with a bunch of youths running around and overhearing someone yell "help". Officer Philip Powers responded and advised that the youths were with their parents.

8:42 pm A resident reported hearing loud gun shots or fireworks in the area of Spring Street. Two officers checked the area with a negative find.

8:16 pm The father of a 28 year-old male from Wood Street requested a well being check on him because he had not heard from him. Officer Philip Powers spoke with the son and advised that all was fine.

7:48 pm A caller reported that two male youths were walking on Wood Street with construction cones on their heads. Detective Timothy Brennan confiscated the cones and transported both parties to a West Main Street gas station.

4:24 pm A 911 caller from West Main Street reported a suspicious activity where the operator of a motor vehicle appeared to be taking drugs and then drove onto Route 495 north. The State Police were notified.

3:23 pm A female from Walcott Valley Drive spoke with Officer Philip Powers regarding a possible harassment order.

1:08 pm A Walcott Valley Drive resident reported that her former friend was on the way to her house stating that she wanted her things back. The caller stated that she did not have any of her former friends things and was concerned because the woman has mental health issues. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and wrote a report.

10:27 am Officer Stephen Buckley assisted a disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street.

7:49 am A caller from Cedar Street reported that a company van's rear windows were smashed out and was unsure where it happened.

3:47 am Two officers assisted the State Police with a rollover motor vehicle accident on the Mass Pike.

12:20 am Officer John Moran checked two unoccupied vehicles that were parked in a Hayden Rowe Street parking lot.

12:04 am Officer John Moran checked and spoke with two individuals in a motor vehicle on West Main Street.


Friday, August 15, 2014

10:33 pm A West Main Street resident reported that water was leaking into her basement that smelled like sewage. Officer Philip Powers responded to assist.

10:27 pm A caller reported that a group of kids were screaming and yelling on Sandy Beach. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and advised that they have moved along.

10:05 pm A caller reported a lot of noise coming from the area of Tammer Lane. Officer William Burchard responded and stated that all was quiet.

8:45 pm A resident of Stewart Street reported fireworks going off in the area. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area with a negative find.

7:00 pm Officer William Burchard attempted to speak with a person on Main Street who was involved in a landlord dispute.

5:22 pm A caller spoke with Officer Aaron O'Neil regarding her vehicle being hit earlier today in a West Main Street business's parking lot.

4:52 pm Officer William Burchard attempted to speak with an individual who was involved in a landlord dispute on Main Street.

4:30 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer William Burchard regarding a landlord dispute.

4:08 pm A 911 caller from Nicholas Road reported that a low-rider pickup truck had been driving slowly up and down the street yesterday as well as today. She then stated that her husband spoke with the operator and passenger of the vehicle who began to swear at him and did not allow him to get their plate number. The individuals in the vehicle then came into the station to report that they were just driving around when a man cornered them in a driveway and then confronted them.

3:27 pm A resident of Walker Street reported hearing a dog yelping and crying for some time now. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and stated that the dog was fine, it was just because it does not like to be on a leash.

2:36 pm Two officers responded to Walcott Valley Drive for a disturbance.

1:59 am Officer John Moran spoke with the operator of a van who was making a delivery on Main Street.

1:46 am Officer John Moran checked a parked motor vehicle on Main Street.

12:53 am Officer Linda Higgins checked a motor vehicle on Whitehall Lane.

12:09 am A caller reported an on-going issue with vehicles parking at the State Park entrance after hours. Officer Linda Higgins responded and advised the operators of the vehicles canoed to the island and refused to leave until the morning.


Thursday, August 14, 2014

10:19 pm Officer William Burchard spoke with individuals who appeared to be hiding by Center School.

9:31 pm Officer William Burchard checked on individuals on the town common who were meeting in regards to a film festival.

3:57 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil notified the telephone company of a cable that was down on Maple Street.

3:25 pm A caller reported a suspicious motor vehicle with Utah plates and the operator walking around Emma Drive with a clipboard. Officer Aaron O'Neil spoke with the party who was an unregistered solicitor and shut down for the night.

11:29 am There were several calls for a motor vehicle accident with unknown personal injury on West Main Street. Two officers responded to assist the Fire Department and advised that the patient refused treatment.

6:26 am A caller reported hearing noises at about 5:30am at a property she was house-sitting on North Mill Street. Officer Linda Higgins responded and advised that all was secure.

4:29 am An employee of a West Main Street business reported that two kids left without paying for items and got into a black vehicle. Three officers responded and stated that the vehicle had already left the area.

3:05 am Officer Jacob Campbell notified the Highway Department about a large tree that fell down and was blocking one lane on Wood Street.

12:50 am Officer Linda Higgins notified the Highway Department to remove a tree that fell down on Saddle Hill Road.


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2014 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from August 12, 2014 - August 18, 2014
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
35 Frostpane Lane unit 69 Atul V. Palkar, Tejaswini S. Dalvi $432,980 August 18, 2014 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
31 Autumn Ridge Drive unit 11 Qiwei Zhang $715,265 August 15, 2014 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
20 Downey Place Rens F. Hayes IV $385,000 August 15, 2014 Maurice W. Law, Lianna Law Ramage,
J K L Realty Trust
5 Edge Hill Road Scott Fraser, Kathleen Fraser $957,500 August 15, 2014 William T. Sellman, Marjorie E. Sellman
5 Bowker Road Daniel R. McMinn, Patricia S. McMinn $975,000 August 15, 2014 Edward W. Beckett
37 Valleywood Road David Hagermann, Corinne E. Hagerman $629,000 August 14, 2014 Robert F. Danahy, Anne M. Danahy
1 Coburn Road Sean M. White, Heather K. White $528,000 August 14, 2014 John T. Brush, Gwen M. Brush
13 Saddle Hill Road Jeffrey D. Potter $630,000 August 13, 2014 Peter J. Cronan, Deborah A. Cronan
12 Old Central Turnpike Anatas Dancha, Sarah K. Leboeuf $345,000 August 18, 2014 Michael Gibbons, Mary Gibbons Family Trust
38 Summit Lane Scott A. Goldsmith, Talia Goldsmith $603,870 August 14, 2014 Richmond Development Corp
38 Summit Lane Richmond Development Corp $950,000 August 14, 2014 Steven A. Hickey, Cross Street Realty Trust
193 Prospect Street Charles Gorman, Julia Gorman $265,000 August 12, 2014 Carole Gaudette, John Fannon, Julie Fannon
44 Shadow Creek Lane, unit 21 John Ewan, Jean M. Ewan $499,000 August 12, 2014 Ashland Development LLC
35 Darlene Drive Zubing Robin Qin, Xia Luo $787,000 August 15, 2014 Charles R. Phillips, Brenda A. Phillips
36 Constitution Drive Srinivas Adusumilli, Anuradha Paturi $727,500 August 14, 2014 Charles A. Baumann, Joan E. Baumann
16 Moulton Road Amy Rochford $293,500 August 14, 2014 Philip B. Silva, Jessica C. Corwin
38 Sears Road Bhavani Priyanka Yendluri, 38 Sears Road
Realty Trust
$2,000,000 August 14, 2014 James F. Langway
213 Middle Road Brian Z. Lowe, Emily D. Lowe $580,000 August 13, 2014 John Zearfoos, Jenna Hutchins
31 Glen Court unit 11 Clifford D. Gilbert, Ada P. Gilbert $559,900 August 13, 2014 George W. Gove, Gove Investment Trust,
Judith B. Gordon, Gordon Investment Trust
11 Farrar Road Jamey C. Poirier, Sherri A. Poirier $486,000 August 15, 2014 Michelle L. Healey
78 Main Street Federal Homes Loan Mortgage Corp $271,999 August 12, 2014 Deborah Walsh, William Walsh
78 Main Street Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp $271,999 August 12, 2014 John W. Curley


Seven people Displaced in Northbridge Fire

August 18, 2014 — According to firefighters on scene and published reports, seven people were displaced at 45-43 Church Avenue in Northbridge when a fast moving fire destroyed the residence, but spared the adjacent homes, which were just a few feet away.


8th Annual Hopkinton Tennis Tournament

Sept. 12-14
Hopkinton High School Courts
Hopkinton Residents 18 years and older

FORMAT: Intermediate and Advanced singles, doubles, mixed doubles(mixed doubles open to one resident plus one out-of-town guest)
Register starting Sept. 2 through Hopkinton Parks & Recreation at http://hopkintonrec.org/info/default.aspx

QUESTIONS? : Contact Dex at siglin@gmail.com  or Lyn at CampCalks@aol.com

Family  Stuff

Swan Song

August 18, 2014 — The Glamor Girls topped off a successful series of Concerts on the Common on Sunday this summer, performing their energetic routine, thrilling young and old alike. According to the list, there are no other performances scheduled.

What Where They Thinking?

August 18, 2014 — While this photograph was being taken of a newly written parking ticket on the windshield of an alleged scofflaw, police were busy across the street writing another ticket for the same infraction. This vehicle displayed no placard or plate with a handicap designation, which, in addition to acceptance by the Registry of Motor Vehicles, is required for the valid use of a handicapped parking spot.

People walking are unrelated to the incident.

ROADWORK NOTICE - "Little" Hayden Rowe Street

On Wednesday August 20th Hayden Rowe St will be closed to through traffic from Main St to Grove St from 7am-3pm. A contractor working for the town will be “grinding” the road from Fenton St to Grove St in preparation for a new paved asphalt surface. Several detail officers will be within the work zone to help residents and motorist get around. If you need to get to a business or residence within the work zone please stop and speak with the detail officer and they will help you get there.

Once the grinding has been completed the road will have a “grooved” surface and there will be raised structures until the asphalt paving is completed. Signs will in place to warn motorists. Please drive slow and use caution.

Please seek alternate routes if possible.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this project.

Mike Mansir,
Hopkinton Highway Manager

Personal Services 
Gaga Over Game at the Y's Open House

August 17, 2014 — The YMCA Outdoor Center in Hopkinton held an open house today, featuring the ropes course, archery, Smores, both indoor and outdoor climbing walls, as well as the ever popular Ga-ga, a dodge ball type of game that allows no hits above the knees. Rule violations are shouted out by players in and out od the octagon, and non-compliant violators are admonished by watching parents — at least the ones not playing themselves. Ga-ga, described as meaning touch, touch in Hebrew by Wikipedia, is said to have originated in Israel, has been popular at Jewish day camps, and has taken the general camp world by storm over the last few years. Hitting the ball with an open, but not cupped hand is allowed, and anyone hitting the ball out of the pit is out. It is a game, it has been said, where children teach their parents how to play, instead of the other way around.


  Inside of the Y's athletic center, young and old enjoyed the climbing wall. Mouse-over the image below to see the photo of fearless 8 year-old Nicholas Lombardo zoomed in.


Water Ban

August 17, 2014 — Kaleigha Gillet looks at her mom off to the side after finding the town's bubbler on the Hopkinton Town Common still embarrassingly out of order. For those looking for an answer, the Town Manager's Office may be reached at 508-497-9700.


Labor of Love

August 17, 2014 — Laura Davis and Husband Donald Sutherland of Long Life Farm prepare for their labor of love, the Hopkinton Farmers Market, which Laura manages, Sunday at noon, as soft, soothing jazz on the gazebo wafted thought the air and people began to be drawn to the area. Read their stories about leaving the hustle and bustle to become advocates of health.


Pied Pipers

August 17, 2014 — The Metrowest Jazz Project brought their soft and professional sound to a handful of people who gathered to hear them at 11:30 am today.

Personal Services 


August 16, 2014 — Alex Kirshy, Eric Fliegauf, Joshua Perez, and Sean Mitchell, set up for an act in their most recent endeavor, The Yeah III: Back in Yeahction. The young men are part of Two Paths Productions, a Hopkinton-based film collective.

Time for a Break

August 16, 2014 — This handsome fellow takes a break on a dead twig on Bloods Pond to chew his food.
On Their Own

August 16, 2014 — These flowers on former Weston Nurseries land appear to have been cultivated in the past, and now appear to be doing just fine without human intervention.

Family  Stuff

All About the Art


August 16, 2014 — Hailing from Hopkinton, but now a Pittsfield resident, Photographer Kassy Vorce, photographed portraits today on the Hopkinton Common, starting with this musician and  endng with a family group.

Personal Services 

Christine Louise (Peaslee) Nelson, 93


Hopkinton- Christine Louise (Peaslee) Nelson, 93, died August 15, 2014 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Northborough after a brief illness. She was a longtime resident of Woodville (Hopkinton), and she had also recently lived in Hudson and Westborough.

Christine was born January 19, 1921 in Framingham, the daughter of William S. and Sarah M. (Mortimer)Peaslee. She was the wife of the late Scott M. Nelson Sr. who died in 1977, as well as the sister of the late George H. Peaslee and Sarah A. (Peaslee) Wells. She grew up in Woodville and Worcester, and graduated from Hopkinton High School in 1938. 
Following school, Christine was employed for several years as a hairdresser in Uxbridge and Hopkinton. She married in 1940. Christine also worked as a children's librarian for 22 years at the Westborough Public Library, retiring in 1985. She attended Woodville Baptist Church for many years, and at her death was the oldest living member.

Christine loved knitting, crocheting, and other crafts and was an avid jigsaw and crossword puzzle fanatic. She also loved playing games, especially card and dice games. Her family was a centerpiece of her life and she loved spending time with her children and their families.

She is survived by 7 children, David Nelson and his wife Joanne of Woodville, Linda Dowden and her husband Charles of Fultondale, AL, Martha Nelson and Elias Zananiri of York, Maine, Susan Wilkinson and her husband David of Hudson, Scott Nelson Jr. of Block Island, RI, Joseph Nelson and his wife Marlene of Palm Harbor, FL, and Richard Nelson andhis wife Lee Ann of Sanford, NC. She is also survived by her special niece, Betsy Stevens of Woodville; her brother, William Peaslee Jr. and his wife Lois of Woodville; 15 grandchildren, 21 great-children, and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 19th from 5-8p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 20th at 10:00a.m. at the Woodville Baptist Church, 249 Wood St. Woodville. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Project Just Because/Food Pantry, 86 South St. Hopkinton, MA. 01748 or to Friends of the Seniors, 28 Mayhew St. Hopkinton, MA. 01748


At Claflin Commons, 76 Main Street, Hopkinton 508.435.4737


   Police Arrest/Incident Log - Updated August 13, 2014
   Arrest Log

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

2:15 am Sgt. Scott vanRaalten arrested Paul Eduardo Egusquiza, 20, of Wildwood Avenue, Worcester, on Wilson Avenue in Framingham and charged him with Marked Lanes Violation and Leaving the Scene of Personal Injury.

Incident Log

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

11:47 pm A motorist reported swerving and then sliding off of the roadway to avoid an animal on Saddle Hill Road. Three officers responded to assist the Fire Department.

8:00 pm A Granite Street resident reported a parked motor vehicle that has been there for some time. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and advised that the vehicle was secure.

7:17 pm A caller reported a suspicious incident where a man was pulled over on Norcross Road and then took off quickly when he was seen.

6:14 pm A resident from Grove Street reported a dog running loose around the neighborhood and in the roadway. Officer Gregg DeBoer checked the area for the dog with a negative find.

4:54 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Gregg DeBoer regarding his wallet being stolen from a West Main Street store last evening.

10:40 am A motorist reported a tree down across the roadway on Pond Street. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and stood by while the Highway Department removed it.

5:29 am A caller reported that a tractor trailer unit was trying to turn around on Curtis Road and was causing a disturbance. A 911 caller then reported property damage to a lawn caused by the truck. Officer Linda Higgins responded and spoke with the operator of the vehicle.

12:59 am Two 911 callers reported that a male had been hit by a vehicle on Main Street and the involved vehicle left the scene heading towards Ashland. The Ashland Police Department advised that they located the vehicle and stopped it. Three officers responded and stated that the patient was bleeding from the head but was conscious. Subsequently a 20 year-old male from Worcester was arrested and charged with Marked Lanes Violation and Leaving the Scene of Personal Injury.

12:27 am A motorist was concerned for a young person who was walking on Main Street toward Ashland. Officer Linda Higgins checked the area with a negative find.


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