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Hopkinton Hillers Set New School and Tri-Valley League Records at Nationals.

Ten athletes from the Hopkinton Hillers Girls Track team qualified and competed at the New Balance Nationals held June 17th-19th in North Carolina. Annie Feather competed in the freshmen triple jump. Jacqui Barnes, Sarah Glidden, Abby Fischer, Lauren Ness, Ashley Donnelly, Caitlyn Halloran, Emily Mastroianni, Taylor Velazquez, and Isabelle Giordano all competed in relays over the three days.

Pictured are the athletes who set the school and Tri-Valley league record in the 800 Medley and Sprint Medley: Emily Mastroianni, Isabelle Giordano, Caitlyn Halloran, Taylor Velazquez and Ashley Donnelly.


State Police Arrest New York Man with Large Quantity of Fireworks in Sturbridge


STURBRIGE - June 23, 2016 - Yesterday at 7:50 p.m. Troopers Kenneth Hanchett (82nd RTT) and Stephen Hazelton were on route 84 in Sturbridge when they observed a vehicle driving without lights on.  After stopping the vehicle they found the driver, Ralph Green, 38, of New Rochelle, NY, had a suspended license. Green was also driving a leased vehicle that he was not authorized to drive. An inventory of the vehicle revealed the trunk loaded with 86 different fireworks as well as $4,700. Green admitted he was bringing the fireworks back to New York to sell. Green was arrested and his bail was set at $540.

Green was charged with:


  1. Operating on a suspended license
  2. Use of a motor vehicle without authority
  3. Operating without headlights
  4. Selling fireworks


We Would Like To Remind People That All Fireworks Are Illegal in Massachusetts

The possession and use of all fireworks by private citizens is illegal in Massachusetts. This includes Class C fireworks which are sometimes falsely called “safe and sane fireworks. Class C fireworks include sparklers, party poppers, snappers, firecrackers, spinners, cherry bombs and more. Sparklers burn at 1800ºF. It is illegal to transport fireworks into Massachusetts, even if they were purchased legally elsewhere. Illegal fireworks can be confiscated on the spot.

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Hopkinton Teen Receives a "National Security Language Initiative for Youth" Scholarship


 Above, HopNews Editor Robert Falcione displays both sides of a collectible post card he produced for April 15, 1996, the date of the one hundredth running of the BAA Boston Marathon, gifts for scholar Rahul Krishnan. Rahul will bring the post cards to China next week as gifts, one of many he is bringing, from Timothy Kilduff, Director of the 26.2 Foundation, and from the Town of Hopkinton as a gesture of goodwill.


June 24, 2016 —As part of a US State Department program, 15 year-old Hopkinton resident Rahul Krishnan has been awarded a scholarship to visit Xiamen, China and live there for six weeks to learn Mandarin in an immersion environment.

        A Massachusetts native, Raul is a sophomore at Worcester Academy, who has "a passion" for mathematics and is part of Worcester Academy's Math Team.

        He is also an athlete, a member of the  varsity Cross Country, Wresting and Tennis teams. He skis and plays soccer for fun.

        Rahul is also part of the school orchestra, and hopes to be part of the school's Jazz Band next year.

        Below, Rahul and parents. Father Ram, Rahul and mother Priya display some of the Hopkinton-based, Boston Marathon-related gifts he is bringing to share with new friends he will be making.


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Incident Log Updated June 24, 2016

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



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

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

10 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.


Incident Log

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

10:21 pm A caller reported losing her wallet in the restroom of a Main Street gas station. The wallet was recovered and brought to the police station.

8:49 pm A caller reported a suspicious male in his backyard. Officer Matthew Santoro responded to write a report.

7:20 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Matthew Santoro regarding an incident that happened earlier in the day.

7:04 pm A resident of Patriots Boulevard reported a suspicious person on a motorcycle in her driveway had just left the area. Two officers caught up with the motorcycle and spoke with the operator.

5:55 pm A Trevor Lane resident reported receiving a scam IRS phone call.

4:39 pm A caller from Winter Street reported receiving a scam voice-mail from an anonymous group threatening that the Hopkinton Police would come after him unless he pays.

3:36 pm A resident of Victory Lane reported receiving a scam voice-mail.

2:45 pm Two officers responded to West Main Street to speak with a man who was making threats.

12:37 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Peter Booth regarding harassment.

11:59 pm Officer Alex Cruzvergara spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle who was dragging the rear bumper on West Main Street.

11:47 am Two officers stopped a motor vehicle on Main Street and spoke with the operator who was involved in a hit and run accident in Milford.

8:55 am A pedestrian reported finding a wallet on Angelo Drive.

7:47 am Multiple callers reported that a vehicle on Colella Farm Road was egged.

6:28 am A caller reported that a company on Fruit Street was running their trucks in violation of the town by-law. Officer Jacob Campbell responded to speak with them.

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Busty and the Bass in France

June 24, 2016 — Busty and the Bass, a favorite band of HopNews as a result of its trumpet player, Mike McCann, making our acquaintance as the bugler at the monthly Bugles Across America veterans' salute in Hopkinton since he was around 13 years-old. They just finished up performances in France, the centerpiece of which was an appearance at a Festival called Nuit Boreale which was a part of the Fete a Musique which occurred across Paris on June 22.

Now they are in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to play a gig tonight and then several more on the west coast of Canada. They return to play the main stage at the Montreal Jazz fest on Friday July 1. Given that is Canada Day and a Friday it's is not impossible for there to be 100K+ people at that gig. Also, they are releasing a new EP that day. (They will be releasing a full album in the fall).


Yesterday Rolling Stone France ran a small piece about them.

Contributed content included.

Hopkinton Police Release Video of Officer on Motorcycle

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One Owner, 30K, Lexus IS 250, AWD. Reduced by $4,000. Don't Miss This Chance!
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   Student Draws Swaztika in Another Student's Yearbook

Dear Parents and Guardians,


As you may know, we had an unfortunate incident mar our final day of school last Friday. The incident involved a student drawing a swastika in another student's yearbook. Once reported to Principal Keller, disciplinary procedures were immediately followed including the involvement of the police department. The fact that this incident comes on the heels of some related graffiti being investigated in our town is not lost on the School Department.


The Hopkinton Public School System is committed to maintaining a school environment free of harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. We require all employees and students to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner with respect to their fellow employees, students and all members of the school community.


We will be partnering with the police department through our School Resource Officer and additional outside resources to provide age-appropriate information and instruction aimed at increasing empathy and understanding related to hate speech and disrespectful behavior.  This is in keeping with our focus on social-emotional well being and helping students make responsible choices. The things that we write, say and do, not only hurt other people, but also reflect much about our character.


Even though we are on summer vacation it is important that we stand united as a community in addressing issues that violate the core values that make Hopkinton a wonderful place to live in.




Cathy MacLeod and the Hopkinton Leadership Team


Just Below the Radar

June23, 2016 — This painted turtle at the Legacy Farms South pond is travelling with only his eyes and nose above the water (Please note the water line around neck). The photo has been brightened to reveal the rest of the animal below the surface, much like polarized glass would do.


Please choose the photo below to go to the HCA site and see much more, and with active links.

Club Gets Full Liquor License
The lower level of the approved Hopkinton Tennis and Swim Club is pictured below in a plan presented to Selectmen on Tuesday evening. The upper level (Not shown) features a lounge, where members and friends may socialize, or then move to the pool area, where there will be a portable bar for that section. The Selectmen approved the license with conditions that were agreed upon by the proponents. The club expects to have 1,400 members the first year of opening.


June 23,2016 — Male red-winged blackbirds are usually spotted above a marsh or swamp area, being territorial and checking out any intruders. Above, a male is retracting his wings after landing on a cyclone fence by the pond. The female red-winged blackbird is not black, but brown, and has no red color on its wings.


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Incident Log Updated June 20, 2016

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



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.

19 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

4 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.



Arrest Log Here


Incident Log

Monday, June 20, 2016

7:24 pm A caller on Elm Street reported that she lost an iPhone with a pink case.

6:34 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Brian Sanchioni regarding a scam.

4:04 pm A Woodview Way resident reported receiving an IRS scam phone call.

3:46 pm Multiple callers reported that the traffic lights at an intersection on West Main Street were not working. Two officers responded and reset the lights.

2:43 pm A caller from Rocky Woods Road reported that a resident's identity had been compromised. Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with the resident.

11:53 am A resident of Wood Street reported that all four of his Donald Trump signs had been stolen from his property.

Monday, June 20, 2016

10:40 pm A resident of Elm Street requested that an officer speak with her older son about punching holes in the wall of their house. Two officers responded and spoke with both parties.

10:12 pm A caller reported that a motor vehicle was parked in a handicapped spot on Woodview Way. Officer Peter Booth spoke with the operator and had him remove the vehicle.

10:05 pm A walk-in advised Officer Peter Booth that he would be at EMC Park taking pictures of the moon.

8:28 pm Officer Brian Sanchioni stopped a motor vehicle on South Street and subsequently arrested a 24 year-old male from Milford for a Warrant and also charged him with Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

5:48 pm A Spring Street resident reported receiving a scam voice-mail from the Department of Treasury.

4:38 pm A resident reported that a pickup truck, with teenagers inside, were setting off bottle rockets out of the vehicle while driving on Hayward Street. Two officers checked the area with a negative find.

2:58 pm A caller on Davis Road reported two vehicles parked in front of a neighbor's home. She was advised that the vehicles were parked in spaces and its only enforced if parked in a fire lane or handicapped spot.

10:00 am A caller reported that someone spray painted profanity in the parking lot of the athletic fields on Fruit Street. Officer Stephen Buckley responded to write a report and advised that the Highway Department was able to remove it.

7:51 am The Westborough Police Department reported that a tractor trailer unit, which was involved in a hit and run accident, traveled into Hopkinton on Wood Street. Officer Stephen Buckley checked the area with a negative find.

7:45 am A caller from Legacy Farms South reported that his excavating company machines had their windows smashed with rocks, possibly over the weekend.

6:05 am Officer Brian Sanchioni wrote a report of spray paint in front of a Wedgewood Drive residence.

5:15 am A caller reported that a truck was dumping lawn mowers out of the bed and into the roadway on West Main Street. Two officers responded but could not locate the vehicle.

12:49 am A resident of Elizabeth Road reported a “ding, dong, ditch”. Two officers checked the area with a negative find on anyone suspicious.

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Dear Editor,
On behalf of the Sharon Timlin Memorial Event Committee, and the Hopkinton Running Club we would like to thank everyone that supported us at the 13th Annual Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K Race and Family Fun Day. The enthusiasm, generosity and spirit of the day were amazing. The town of Hopkinton has embraced this event and has shown us what a philanthropic and cohesive community we live in. It was bittersweet as we remembered those who are no longer with us, but also celebrated everyone that was present and that we are hopeful for a cure for ALS. Rich "Ratt Kennedy", president of the Angel Fund and recently diagnosed with ALS, ran the event in great time and was so very grateful for the town's support. Mike Timlin and his family joined us and and the entire Timlin family expressed gratitude for the event and the Hopkinton community. The family fun day field was full of smiling faces and it looked like everyone was having an exceptional day, enjoying the games, crafts, raffles, food, band etc…

Congratulations to all the athletes that participated in the event. We had runners and walkers of all ages that completed the 5K. We also hosted our first color run which was a huge success and enjoyed by elementary school children.

Thank you to the 250 plus volunteers that came and volunteered their time at the event. A specific thank you to the Ignite Leaders of Hopkinton middle school who all volunteered along with our many other student and adult volunteers.

A very warm thank you to the Hopkinton Public Schools, and all the teachers that participated in the dunk tank, the Hopkinton Police Department, the Hopkinton Fire Department and the Board of Selectman for donating their time and supporting our efforts to such a great extent.


All money raised will go directly to the Angel Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for ALS and supporting the medical research of Dr. Robert Brown and his colleagues at UMASS Medical School.  We are still receiving donations, but the preliminary numbers indicate that we will be donating over $150,000 toward ALS research. 

Thank you to all of our sponsors, from:


    Abbie Rosenberg and Dave Krueger,  Event Directors

Committee Chairs:   Colleen Allen, Stephanie Whelan, Dawn Mercier, Kara Dion, Kathy Younis, Gail Welsh, April Galaneck, , Marc Salois, Tracy Logan, Diane Kosheff, Hannah Krueger, Lee Schortmann, Maureen Holmes, Michelle Kinsella, Ellen Rutter and  Courtney Pinto. 


Recognitions for Police, Promotion for Fire Department Official, at Selectmen's meeting

Above from left, Det. William Burchard, Patrolman Arthur Schofield, Officer Peter Booth, Sgt. Aaron O'Niel all received commendations for savings lives in the course of their duties. Officer John Moran also received one, but could not attend.


June 21, 2016 — Chief Edward Lee, far right, brought his police officers before the Board of Selectmen this evening for their roles in saving lives. Chief Lee said that all of the Hopkinton Police Officers are Emergency Medical Technicians. He added that they had administer Narcan just the other day to reverse the fatal effects of an overdose.


Below, newly promoted Lt. William Krause is pinned by his son, who is following a firefighting career himself, as Director of Town Operations Elaine Lazarus looks on.

Free Pasta Dinner at St. Paul’s June 29


HOPKINTON, MASS. (June 21, 2016) – The June Community Pasta Supper at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 61 Wood Street (Rte. 135) will be held at 5:30 p.m. on June 29.  All are welcome to this event, which is being supported by the churches of the Hopkinton Christian Service Connection.    This pasta supper is held for the community on the last Wednesday of every month. 


The meal will feature pasta (gluten free available), vegetarian tomato sauce, meatballs on the side, green salad, bread, beverages, and dessert. 

The pasta supper is free, although donations will be accepted.  File photo.

Massive Changes to Downtown - Selectmen to Receive Update Tonight
(Red text and arrows added by HopNews for illustration, orientation purposes)
See entire  conceptual plan from Ash Street to Wood Street here

by Robert Falcione

June 21, 2016 — The plan above is an excerpt from what the town calls a "conceptual" plan of changes to the Downtown from Ash Street to Wood Street. Click on the link in the headline to see the entire plan. We have attempted to point out a few changes whose writing cannot be seen in this size plan, upon which there is no engineering stamp, and no compass heading.

         This writer has lobbied for years, attending every possible hearing and charrette, for the plan to include an extension of the southbound lane on Cedar Street to include halving the sidewalk in front of the Post Office to make room for an extended queue lane for a right turn approaching the light . As it stands, the queue is only two car lengths long. The conceptual plan shows the lane extended a few car lengths, but not as long as this writer has been suggesting.

         Another queue that is inadequate is the westbound left turn onto Grove Street, where the few cars that want to make that turn must wait for many vehicles going straight to move ahead. If someone is dreaming of a dedicated left turn there, dream on, because the vehicles will not be able to reach it unless they travel on the wrong side of the road like they do now, or they go over the painted yellow "island." 

         Note the extra lane heading west at that light, that merges after the light in a space where there are now parking spaces. Note on the larger plan the exclusion of many other spaces as well as the installation of "bump-outs" to enhance safety and shorten the distance for people using crosswalks.

         In addition, there are new bike lanes, not in the middle of the road as in previous plans, but between the parking, in some places, and the curb.

         In this section of the plan,  the parking lot for the new CVS, owned by Crosspoint Associates, shows the spaces nearest the road on the eastern side of the lot as gone, to make way for the straightening of the intersection. We understand the town has been in negotiations with Crosspoint over the acquisition of the land by the town. To learn more and see the entire plan, from Ash to Wood, choose the link in the heading — or attend the Selectmen's meeting tonight.


Once in a Strawberry Moon

June 21, 2016 — Last night's Strawberry Moon, it is written, was the first since 1948. The photo above was sharpened to bring out the craters on the horizons.
We left in the red dot to the right of the Moon, unsure if it is a digital artifact, or the spearhead of an alien invasion of Earth. We hope it is the former.


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2016 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from June 13, 2016 - June 20, 2016
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
11 Davenport Lane unit 6 Nancy B. Gibbs Revocable Trust, Nancy B. Gibbs $625,000 June 20, 2016 Crosswinds Hopkinton LLC
3 Bridle Path Stephen E. Leavey, Mischa M. Leavey $687,500 June 20, 2016 Crama LLC
10 Canterbury Lane Diana H. Gadsby, Ryan P. Gadsby $1,375,000 June 20, 2016 Paul Myerson
4 Joseph Road Justin T. Klotsche, Megan Klotsche $617,500 June 20, 2016 Lee A. Doucette
8 Morningside Lane unit 216 Sunny V. Savaliya, Prathima Savaliya $484,180 June 17, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
10 Morningside Lane Jose L. Lobon Dominguez, Melanie Michelangeli $479,200 June 17, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
56 Pinecrest Village Drive Saravanan Krishnaraj, Sowmya Sharma $262,000 June 17, 2016 Susan Odegaard
2 Wood Street Store Master Funding XI LLC $9,878,750 June 17, 2016 Walker Realty LLC
12 Morningside Lane unit 218 Aditya Ambardekar, Ankita Sudhir Godbole $476,840 June 16, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
11 Bowker Road Joshua Cahn, Marrin Cahn $1,150,000 June 16, 2016 Christopher C. Sullivan, Denise M. Sullivan
9 Tammer Lane Pramod Kumar, Sharmita Das $764,900 June 16, 2016 Massachusetts Residential Nominee Services LLC
9 Tammer Lane Massachusetts Residential Nominee Services LLC $764,900 June 16, 2016 David K. Schmit, Wynn E. Schmit
240 Algonquin Trail Kelly A. Paulson $380,000 June 16, 2016 Steven C. Gilmore, Kathleen C. Gilmore
19 Kathryn Drive Robert Gilfillan, Marie Gilfillan $640,000 June 15, 2016 Kelly Paulson
45 Orchard Road Michael Adorno, Kerry Adorno $690,000 June 15, 2016 Joshua Cahn, Marrin Jones Cahn
160 Arrowhead Circle Chang Liu $362,000 June 15, 2016 Wen Dai, Hansong Huang
42 Algonquin Trail unit A Mihir Ayachit, Yash Patil $312,000 June 14, 2016 Brenda S. Bruyere
287 Cordaville Road Keith J. Orlan, Amy C. Ronan $530,000 June 13, 2016 Isabel E. Geesey, Max E. Geesey
45 Carriage Hill Circle Peter Marcus, Jolene Marcus $634,000 June 17, 2016 Joan K. Tofias 1991 Family Trust,
Joan K. Tofias, James B. Tofias
6 Harris Drive Patrick O. Gammell, Elaine M. Gammell $599,900 June 17, 2016 Peter J. Martin, Cameron C. Martin
5 Whistler Lane Sven Harmsen, Andrea Harmsen $825,000 June 17, 2016 James J. Noone Jr., Judith Noone
14 Pine Hill Road Chambers Family Trust LLC $425,000 June 14, 2016 Archana Lavania, Ravindra Chakravadhanula
70 Main Street Todd Genovese, Nancy Genovese $310,000 June 20, 2016 Ronald R. Charpentier, Jan Gregory-Charpentier

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Incident Log Updated June 20, 2016

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



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

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

29 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

7 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

6 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

1 Time the Police participated in Community Relations or passenger safety.

Incident Log

Sunday, June 19, 2016

6:13 pm A caller from Granite Street reported that his car window had been smashed.

5:15 pm A caller reported that vehicles were parked in violation at EMC Park. Officer Brian Sanchioni responded and issued seven parking tickets.

4:06 pm A caller on Turnbridge Lane reported possible harassment. Two officers responded to write a report.

1:42 pm Officer John Corridan responded to Cedar Street to assist with traffic build up going into the State Park.

1:25 pm A walk-in reported that a truck had been repeatedly parking on the sidewalk overnight on West Main Street.

1:14 pm A caller complained about illegally parked vehicles at EMC Park. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and issued parking citations.

12:04 pm Two officers responded to South Street for a crime prevention action.

10:22 am A 911 caller reported that their dog was stolen from their vehicle while in a convenience store on West Main Street. Two officers responded to view the security cameras.

8:42 am Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with multiple workers regarding a noise complaint on East Main Street.

4:24 pm A caller reported being run off the roadway by a black dodge heading towards Upton. Officer John Moran checked the area for the vehicle with a negative find.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

11:43 pm A caller reported a suspicious, possibly intoxicated male on Lumber Street. Three officers responded to speak with him.

10:32 pm A 911 caller from Woody Island Road reported hearing fireworks going off by his neighbors. Two officers responded and confiscated their fireworks.

9:53 pm A bar manager on Wood Street reported that vehicles parked in their lot for a neighbors party and wished to have them removed. Two officers responded and advised the owners to move their vehicles.

9:41 pm A resident of Winter Street was upset that she kept hearing gunshots. Three officers responded and advised that it sounded like fireworks in the area.

9:12 pm A caller from Pond Street reported hearing gunshots. Two officers responded and believed that it was from the rod and gun club.

8:26 pm A caller was wondering about parking on Pond Street to do some overnight camping on the island on Lake Whitehall. Officer John Corridan advised them that there was no overnight parking in the park or camping on the island.

5:59 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Brian Sanchioni regarding a misplaced passport.

3:40 pm A caller reported that a vehicle was parked, obstructing the roadway, on the opposite side of Winter Street. Officer Brian Sanchioni located the operator and had them move their vehicle.

3:15 pm A Stagecoach Way resident reported that he believed his daughter and boyfriend were upstairs but were not allowed on the property. Two officers responded and advised that they left the property.

1:05 pm A caller reported that a man, wearing long pants and a sweatshirt, was walking down West Main Street in the middle of the roadway. Two officers responded and spoke with him.

11:28 am An employee of a Main Street gas station reported that a customer was refusing to pay for gas. Officer Arthur Schofield spoke with the individual who stated that the employee did not know how to use the machine for a credit card and would walk across the street to take cash out of the ATM.

10:24 am A resident of Woodview Way reported that her sons yearbook had been vandalized.

9:48 am A Blueberry Lane resident reported that his mailbox and flower pots had been vandalized. Two officers responded to write a report.

2:48 am The Milford Police Department requested to be on the look out for a SUV with extensive front end damage. Two officers responded and helped locate the vehicle just over the Upton town line.

Friday, June 17, 2016

11:16 pm A resident complained about a loud party on Blueberry Lane. Three officers responded and spoke with the home owner.

10:03 pm A caller from Woodview Way reported that a motor vehicle's alarm had been sounding for several hours. Officer Matthew Santoro responded to speak with the vehicle's owner.

6:25 pm Officer John Moran spoke with a resident regarding a piece of paper that was found on their property and advised them it was a drawing of emoji's.

6:07 pm Officer John Moran issued a handicapped parking violation on West Main Street.

5:35 pm Officer John Corridan spoke with an individual regarding a child custody situation.

5:09 pm A caller reported receiving an IRS scam phone call.

4:31 pm Officer John Corridan issued a parking citation on West Main Street.

3:30 pm A 911 caller from A Street reported that a black sports car was speeding through the neighborhood. Officer John Corridan checked the area but the vehicle was gone upon his arrival.

3:04 pm A motorist reported that the operator of a motorcycle passed vehicles on the sidewalk on West Main Street. Two officers spoke with the operator who stated that the motorcycle stalled out and he pulled to the side of the road to get it restarted.

1:21 pm Officer Arthur Schofield stated that he issued a citation to a motor vehicle that was left unoccupied in the middle of the roadway on West Main Street.

11:21 am Officer Arthur Schofield responded to Walcott Street to follow up on a previous complaint but advised that no one was home.

10:45 am A caller reported that a youth, on a bright green mountain bike, was yelling profanity to passerby's while riding up and down Hayden Rowe Street. Officer Arthur Schofield checked the surrounding area with a negative find.

8:30 am A caller reported that a contractor was blocking traffic while doing road work without a detail officer on Frankland Road. Officer Thomas Griffin responded to shut them down for the day.

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Arrest Made in Fatal Shooting in Dracut

DRACUT - June 20, 2016 - Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Dracut Police Chief Kevin Richardson have announced that Davanni Curran, 22, of Lowell has been arrested in connection with the homicide of a 31 year old man that occurred early yesterday morning at a residence on Methuen Street in Dracut.

The alleged incident occurred during a party at a residence. The victim was fatally shot in the chest outside the residence. The victim was transported to Lowell General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The identity of the victim is still being withheld at this time pending next of kin notification.

Curran has been charged with murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a loaded firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition. He will be arraigned today in Lowell District Court. 


Water Use Restrictions

 To ensure that we have adequate water to meet fire protection and our daily essential needs we need everyone’s cooperation. With the extremely dry conditions that we have been experiencing over the last several weeks, it is imperative that everyone follow the water use restrictions.


Please remember that lawn sprinklers are only permitted twice per week by precinct and there is no lawn watering on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday.  Please check our website for details.
~ Eric Carty, Water Sewer Manager

Land Shark

June 19, 2016 — One of the favorite attractions at the Timlin Race/'Family Fun Day is the dunk tank. Above, the individual in the tank is holding his nose as he was sent crashing feet-first into the tank. To see a super-sized photo of the start, scroll down, and to see many, many more photos by Jonathan Goldberg, choose this link.

State Police Arrest Revere Man for Assault and Civil Rights Violations

REVERE - June 19, 2016 - Massachusetts State Police have arrested a Revere man who swung a hammer at a group of African-American and Hispanic young men and teenagers on Revere Beach today, hitting one of them. The man shouted racial slurs during and after the attack.

Troopers arrested GIANPAOLO M. CERRETANI, 24, after they were called to the area of the beach near the Bandstand at around 4:20 p.m. by a witness, who reported that a man was swinging a hammer at beachgoers.

During a preliminary investigation, troopers learned that CERRETANI allegedly took a football from a young child. The group of Hispanic and African-American young men and teenagers took the football from CERRETANI and gave it back to the child.

At some point CERRETANI then allegedly became enraged and began wielding a hammer and swinging the tool at the group while shouting racial slurs at them.

One of the group, an 18-year-old Hispanic man from Lowell, was struck by the hammer, suffering minor injuries.

As numerous troopers rushed to the scene, the group of youths and young men got the hammer away from CERRETANI and subdued him.

When troopers reached the fracas, they placed CERRETANI, who was bleeding from cuts on his head, into handcuffs while they interviewed victims and witnesses. After troopers had CERRETANI cuffed, he shouted another racial slur and an obscenity at one of the group, and also shouted at troopers, calling one of them a “pig.” He shouted to a trooper, “I’ll take you too.”

As troopers began escorting CERRETANI to the back of a cruiser, he attempted to resist being placed in the cruiser. He was taken under guard to Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett, where he was treated. CERRETANI also called an African-American security guard at Whidden a racial epithet.

CERRETANI was then brought to the State Police Barracks on Revere Beach where he was booked on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon; assault with a dangerous weapon; civil rights violation; threats to commit a crime; disorderly conduct; and resisting arrest.

A bail clerk set bail at $1,040 cash. As of this writing he had not posted bail. CERRETANI is expected to be arraigned tomorrow in Chelsea District Court.

Troopers recovered the hammer at the scene. Troopers have asked CERRETANI where he got the hammer but he has refused to answer.

The victim who was hit by the hammer, the 18-year-old from Lowell, refused medical transport. In addition to that victim, the rest of the group  attacked by CERRETANI consists of several other males ranging in age from 16-20. They are residents of Boston and Everett.

No further information is expected to be released tonight.


Spy vs. Spy

June 19, 2016 — Two young great blue herons are appearing a bit like the Spy vs. Spy characters in the old Mad Magazine cartoon (The birds are looking at a third bird that is in the nest in the shadow of the sun in Oxford today).


Eye Candy

June 19, 2016 — This bird flew past during the shot the photographer was preparing of some great blue herons, and then became the shot. Google is a great help identifying birds with just a description in the search field. This rarely seen bird with a black mask, yellow-tipped tail feathers and brilliant red markings like an LED display on its wings, is a cedar waxwing.

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Fatal Shooting in Dracut

DRACUT - June 19, 2016 - The Middlesex District Attorney's Office, Massachusetts State Police and Dracut Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 31 year old man that occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m. at a residence on Methuen Street in Dracut. The victim was transported to Lowell General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The identity of the victim will be release pending next of kin notification. No arrests have been made. This remains an open and active investigation.

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Whoooo Goes There?

June 19, 2016 — John Ritz shares this young owl he photographed on Pond Street.
Fresh from the Farm on Sundays, and every other day, too!


Sneak Peek at 110 Grill

June 18, 2016 — 110 Grill opened their doors Saturday night and people flooded in, invited to take advantage of the hospitality of the new restaurant at 1 Lumber Street; and as a trial run for the staff. The eatery-drinkery offers a contemporary flair with a no-nonsense friendly atmosphere, as well as great food and drink.
Below, the outdoor gas fire pit and seating area.

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June 18, 2016 — This frog didn't even have time to duck as the sparrow pushed off its position on the rock and flew to another at Weston Nurseries' water feature. They likely compete for the same food type.

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Hiding Place

June 18, 2016 — This amphibian's bright green color  is muted under the water, making it less visible to enemies. And like reptiles, it eyes, ears and mouth are just  above the surface, keeping its profile even lower. Photographed today at the Weston Nurseries' water feature.


Mulch Fires

June 18, 2016 — Above, another of several mulch fires in median at the Gateway Green to keep the fire and police busy the last couple of days. The cause is a mystery to this writer, because Fire Department personnel did not answer the telephone this evening.

Legacy Farms Road North
Enjoy a scenic drive on dashcam on this beautiful day

Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian addresses national leaders at White House Office of National Drug Control Policy meeting
Session focused on Medication Assisted Treatment for the justice-involved

MEDFORD, Mass. – June 17, 2016 - Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian was a lead presenter at a meeting of local, state and national leaders in Washington today on Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for justice-involved individuals.


The morning presentation was part of an expansive discussion on MAT in corrections, hosted by the White House Office of National Drug Control (ONDCP) Policy and held at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Among the speakers at today’s event were ONDCP Director Michael Botticelli and National Institute of Corrections Director Jim Cosby. The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office was one of just four jurisdictions from across the country invited to present on its MAT program, and Sheriff Koutoujian was the only presenter to also participate in both afternoon roundtables.


Sheriff Koutoujian spoke to attendees about the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office’s Medication Assisted Treatment and Directed Opioid Recovery (MATADOR) Program. MATADOR is a post-release program, which incorporates the use of an injectable form of Naltrexone (a long lasting, non-habit forming medication which blocks the effects of opioids), substance use counseling/programming and continuity of care for participants upon return to the community.


 “I want to thank the Obama Administration for it efforts to address the deadly opioid epidemic plaguing our communities, and ONDCP Director Botticelli for the invitation to present at this convening of national leaders,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “Today's session was about innovation and collaboration between state, local and federal stakeholders in an effort to establish effective, successful MAT programs." Other jurisdictions invited to present on their MAT programs were the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, Connecticut Department of Corrections and Montgomery County (MD) Department of Correction and Rehabilitation.


Big Crowd at HCA

June 17, 2016 — The Hopkinton Center for the Arts had a great time on the occasion of their first Friday night festival, as NightRythym rocked the substantial crowd, the first of their summer jazz on Friday Nights. There is a short clip below. Above, we hid the Sun behind the post, but the time of day as well as the position of the Sun can be inferred from the very long shadows cast by the children standing in the center of the photo on both sides of the post.


Enjoy a Short Clip From Night Rhythm at the HCA Friday Night

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Great Dinner

June 17, 2016 — Troop 1 held its famous pasta dinner and silent auction on Friday night at the Faith Community Church.


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Incident Log Updated June 17, 2016

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


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.

20 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

3 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

2 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

1 Time the Police participated in Community Relations or passenger safety.

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Incident Log

Thursday, June 16, 2016

10:45 pm A caller reported that she was at her friend's house on Priscilla Road and they would not let her in to get her keys. Officer Philip Powers transported her to the police station to wait for her parents to pick her up.

10:20 pm A 911 caller from Daniel Shays Road reported hearing someone gain entry into their home through a sliding glass door and then began opening draws on the first floor. Three officers responded and advised that the residence was secure.

2:54 pm Officer Arthur Schofield advised of lost property on Lumber Street in regards to a previous investigation.

12:58 pm A motorist reported that an operator lost control of their truck, while launching/hooking up to a boat, at the boat ramp on Wood Street and now the vehicle was completely submerged. Five officers responded along with the Fire Department and the Environmental Police.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

7:23 pm A Spring Street resident reported hearing gunshots behind his house from someone possibly hunting. Two officers checked the area but did not hear any gunshots.

6:29 pm A caller from Davis Road reported that someone was yelling behind her house but was unsure where it was coming from. Two officers spoke with a homeowner and advised them to keep the noise down.

5:33 pm Two officers responded to Mayhew Street and arrested a 25 year-old male from Hopkinton for a Warrant.

5:09 pm A resident of Connelly Hill Road reported that there was a vehicle in his neighborhood that he didn't recognize. Two officers spoke with the operator of the vehicle who was just showing workers a job site.

4:55 pm Officer Stephen Buckley stated finding two dollars on the stairs out back.

4:08 pm A Meadowland Drive resident reported that there was a doll chained to a tree in her backyard. Officer Peter Booth responded to speak with the homeowner.

3:46 pm A caller reported that kids were hanging out by Echo Lake. Two officers responded and advised them to leave the area.

2:13 pm A caller reported witnessing a drug drop off that occurred ten minutes ago on Davis Road.

1:47 pm A 911 caller reported an erratic operator on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer Alex Cruzvergara spoke with the operator who was a student driver.

10:21 am A walk-in reported losing a set of keys.

9:24 am A motorist reported that a moving truck was traveling on East Main Street with its rear door open. Officer Thomas Griffin checked the area with a negative find.

1:30 am A 911 caller from Sadie Lane reported that her doorbell rang and then the alarm beeped. Two officers checked the residence and found it secured.


David R. Jones, 46

David R. Jones, 46, died Sunday, May 1, 2016 at UMass Medical Center, Worcester.  Born in Framingham, he was the son of Ruth A. (Marshall) Jones of Hopkinton and  the late Timothy D. Jones.  He was a 1989 graduate of Joseph P. Keefe Technical School, Framingham, and was employed as a medical technician.  

Funeral services were private.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, Hopkinton.

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TLC (The  learning Center of Hopkinton) holds Graduation and Awards Ceremonies

June 16, 2016 — The Learning Center of Hopkinton held a pre-school graduation, as well as achievements, recognitions and superlatives awards that covered not only the children, but the extensive staff as well. Below, on an excitement scale of 1-10, this child hit the meter at 12. Below that photo are the TLC graduates and other students. Need it be mentioned it was an Hawaiian themed ceremony?


Hopkinton Police Department Advises: Use your E-Brake!


  June 16, 2016 — This apparent mishap occurred at the boat ramp at Whitehall state Park in Woodville. It is not a shark's fin protruding from the water in the upper right of the photo, but a piece of granite shaped like one.

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Toll House Demolished

    June 16, 2016 —The 1830's "Toll House" at 123 East Main St. is finally demolished. Very sad to see almost 200 yrs. of history gone.  It was  built as the toll taker's house for the Central Turnpike, which ran from Wellesley into Connecticut - a major thoroughfare for the time, which marked a turning point  for Hopkinton, a primarily agricultural community entering into the industrial age. It was later the home of the Raftery family (Rafferty Rd.) who ran a dairy & owned the home for almost 98 yrs. before selling to Weston Nurseries. Contributed content.

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Kelsey Now at Uptown Salon & Color Studio in Claflin Common
Book now before someone else gets your time!
Found Dog

Everything was fine, well, almost fine. I (the dog in the photo) was running around Pond and Winter Streets after cleverly escaping from my collar and running as fast as I could, enjoying my new found freedom. One problem.

I ran so fast and far that I had no time to leave my scent on every mailbox and tree I passed. Now when I look back, I see roads going this way and that way. Whew! Which one did I come from?


My new, temporary home is wonderful. They have given me a brand new sofa to lay down  on and scratch.


They have fed me and given me water from a gigantic water bowl. And they have given me this huge rope-pull toy that I believe could belong to another, much larger dog.


Before I am forced to meet the other dog, which I assume could swallow me whole, please call the number below if you know who I am and know my owner. Or just call my owner and give them the number before this other dog gets hungry. I'll be hiding under the bed in the master bedroom.




Beautiful Harmonies

Hear a beautiful song performed movingly by Courtney Forsmo, Abigail Hennigan, Gwendolyn Maginnis, Grace McLaughlin at graduation. And then we fast-forward to the Graduation Declaration. 


A Quieter, More Satisfying Life  in Woodville



June 15, 2016 — Artist Roger Kabler moved from L.A to Woodville following a 30-year acting career in movies and TV, settling into the country life a few short miles from where he grew up.

"I've always painted. Painting is a quieter, more satisfying life, and this town is very scenic," says the Framingham native. Roger paints many pet and human portraits with a unique blend of realism and expressionism resonating from his oils. His studio is located in an historic landmark in Woodville. It is filled with artifacts; mostly bottles that Roger excavates from local old farm dumps.


 "I call it the Museum of Crap" he jokes. It also houses a gallery of Roger's artwork (see website).

Upon entering the studio, the visitor is struck by the originality and joy in Roger's work. The atmosphere is rustic and colorful; and there's always coffee; and souvenirs for visitors.






Kabler is becoming well known for his novelty painting called, "Mount Rushhour," featuring "chiseled" images of four of Boston's greatest sports figures embedded into the Blue Hills with the Boston skyline in the background, while rush hour traffic whizzes by. Prints of that unique painting are available on a website dedicated to people who would like a print of just that piece (Click on photo, left).


To tour the studio or discuss a unique painting commissioned just for you,  or the purchase of one or more of his many works, write him at RogerKabler@gmail.com  



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Incident Log Updated June 15, 2016

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


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

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

53 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

7 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

5 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

7 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

3 Times the Police participated in Community Relations or passenger safety.


Incident Log

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

11:33 pm A 911 caller from Wood Street reported that someone with a flashlight knocked on their door then left the area. Two officers responded to check the area and speak with the resident.

6:41 pm A female caller reported graffiti on a Parker Point Road building with the spray cans left on the ground and what looked liked a previous fire. Officer Brian Sanchioni responded to investigate.

6:06 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil spoke with a walk-in who had questions regarding technology.

3:22 pm A walk-in reported finding a license plate on the side of Grove Street.

2:48 pm A caller reported an erratic operator on West Main Street coming from Upton. Officer Alex Cruzvergara stopped the motor vehicle and spoke with the operator who said that she was fatigued and thought she would fall asleep. She was directed to a parking lot.

Monday, June 13, 2016

10:59 pm A Wood Street resident reported hearing strange sounds coming from the woods behind the highway garage and was concerned for his horses. A message was left with the Animal Control Officer.

6:33 pm A caller reported finding a hypodermic needle in the mulch behind a Main Street business. Officer Brian Sanchioni responded to dispose of it safely.

4:42 pm The store manager of a West Main Street gas station reported receiving a counterfeit $20 bill. Officer John Corridan responded to write a report.

3:05 pm Officer John Corridan spoke with a walk-in regarding the previous graffiti case.

11:34 am A caller reported that the street sign on Overlook Road was damaged. Officer Arthur Schofield responded and notified the Highway Department that the metal post needed to be replaced.

10:00 am A walk-in spoke with Officer Thomas Griffin regarding attempted fraud.

9:45 am A Briarcliff Drive resident reported receiving an IRS scam phone call.

8:21 am A Lumber Street business owner reported that someone stole wood he left at the job site over the weekend. Officer Arthur Schofield responded and wrote a report.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

11:56 pm Two officers spoke with the occupants of a motor vehicle on Main Street and subsequently arrested a 29 year-old female from Hopkinton and charged her with Possession of Class A Substance.

8:53 pm A caller reported that a customer, who appeared to be intoxicated, was harassing one of the employees of a West Main Street business. Two officers responded and checked the area for the vehicle with a negative find.

8:37 pm A motorist reported that an erratic operator passed him across a double yellow line on Wood Street.

7:24 pm A caller was concerned for an elderly driver who was traveling on the wrong side of the road and almost caused a head on collision on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer Matthew Santoro checked the area but was unable to locate the vehicle.

1:40 pm A pedestrian complained about dogs at the town common walking around in violation of policies. Officer Arthur Schofield responded and spoke with the program leader.

11:16 am Officer Arthur Schofield removed trash that was illegally dumped on the side of School Street.

10:56 am A caller reported that a bucket truck was cutting down tree branches on Winter Street with no detail officer present. Officer Arthur Schofield responded to speak with the homeowner.

10:56 am Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with an individual on Walcott Valley Drive regarding an on-going investigation.

9:32 am A 911 caller on Davis Road reported that a five year-old child had gone missing and was unsure which direction they traveled in. Officer Stephen Buckley located the child and re-united them with the family.

12:12 am Officer Linda Higgins issued eight parking violations due to vehicles obstructing the path of emergency vehicles on South Barn Road.

12:07 am Sgt. Timothy Brennan placed an individual into protective custody on Granite Street.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

11:38 pm A resident of South Mill Street reported that his daughter was at an underage drinking party and was concerned about being on “the list” for school. Dispatch gave him some advice as all the officers were tied up with the party.

11:10 pm A caller complained about vehicles parking in the road on Granite Street and kids running through a yard. Two officers responded and stopped several youths leaving an underage drinking party. Subsequently, one individual was placed into protective custody.

9:46 pm A resident reported that vehicles were parked on South Barn Road obstructing traffic and there was loud music in the area. Three officers responded and stated that it was an underage drinking party.

8:47 pm A Hidden Brick Road resident reported hearing loud music. Officer Arthur Schofield advised that there was a graduation party in the area but did not hear any loud music playing.

5:01 pm A caller reported trucks driving around on a Fruit Street property in violation of a town by-law. Two officers responded and advised that there was no violation, a truck was just being dropped off for the “touch-a-truck” event tomorrow.

12:45 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Arthur Schofield regarding a job posting that had called her cell phone the other day and she then saw an article online saying it was a scam.

11:31 am A caller on West Main Street wanted an officer's assistance to remove an individual who was working on their vehicle in the parking lot. Two officers spoke with the property owner and advised that the owner of the vehicle had it towed away.

9:41 am A Saddle Hill Road resident reported mailbox damage, possibly from a delivery truck.

7:24 am A 911 caller reported that a man verbally assaulted a jogger in front of his house on Hayden Rowe Street. Two officers spoke with the individual and subsequently placed him into protective custody.

Friday, June 10, 2016

8:40 pm A walk-in reported that his friends cell phone had gone missing.

5:33 pm A walk-in from Downey Street spoke with Officer Matthew Santoro regarding an on-going neighbor dispute.

3:32 pm A 911 caller reported that a black sports car peeled out on Cedar Street and traveled in an unknown direction. Officer Matthew Santoro checked the area with a negative find.

4:48 pm A resident of Downey Street wished to speak with an officer regarding on-going issues with his neighbor.

3:30 pm A caller from West Main Street reported that her mother received an attempted IRS scam phone call.

2:17 pm Officer William Burchard spoke with an individual on Davis Road regarding an on-going issue.

1:39 pm Officer William Burchard investigated suspicious activity on Main Street.

9:43 am A 911 caller reported that a trailer with Maine license plates was driving on the wrong side of West Main Street multiple times throughout his travel. Officer Brian Sanchioni checked the area with a negative find on the vehicle.

8:47 am A Valleywood Road resident reported receiving an IRS scam message saying that she had a warrant out for her arrest.

2:48 am Sgt. Matthew McNeil attempted to locate an individual on Roosevelt Road for a warrant arrest but was unable to find them.

1:10 am A caller in the area of West Main Street reported that a vehicle was parked at the end of their street playing loud music, causing a disturbance. Officer Matthew McNeil responded but the vehicle was gone upon his arrival.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

7:32 pm A resident called back upset because vehicles were parked in a “no parking” zone again on Hayden Rowe Street.

6:20 pm A caller had a complaint about vehicles parking on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer Peter Booth responded and advised the operators to move their vehicles.

5:22 pm A pedestrian reported that while she was walking down West Elm Street about half an hour ago a vehicle with three boys in it starting yelling at her and harassing her.

4:29 pm A resident reported hearing several S.O.S calls from a boat on Lake Whitehall in the area of Winter/Wood Street. Sgt. Aaron O'Neil responded and advised that he could see another boat towing the distressed boat back to shore.

4:13 pm A caller reported that a big truck was blocking the roadway on West Elm Street. Officer Brian Sanchioni responded and advised that the operator was on his way.

2:24 pm A female resident reported vandalism in the form of graffiti to the “slow children sign” on North Mill Street.

9:33 am A caller wished to alert the bus company that she witnessed a bus driver texting while driving today.

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We hope you will join us this Friday, June 17 on our new patio for a rocking concert!

Boston's premiere dance band NightRhythm will get the festivities going with music from Top 40 hits to popular dance music from the 80s to today's latest hits. 

Other activities include:

  • Music from NightRhythm on the outdoor patio from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

  • Treats available for purchase from the Uxbridge First Night Food Truck (Tacos!) and Juniper Hills Ice Cream Truck.

  • Raffle prizes! -- Win a Princess Party for Eight, Summer Adventure Package (includes one week kids art class), or our Art Lovers Package (includes a summer workshop of your choice for a teen or adult). Prizes valued between $200 and $375!!! Raffle tickets are $5 each, or 5 for $20.

  • Spin the Wheel for FREE give-a-ways!

  • Face painting for the kids.

  • Free balloons courtesy HopMoms.

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Summer Band Gearing Up

The 12th annual Hopkinton Summer Band had its first rehearsal last night. New members (students and adults) are still welcome to join.
Show up at the next rehearsal Tuesday. 7:00pm high school band room


The Sale Is On!  
Saint John's Rummage Sale continues daily at the parish hall on Church St from 9am to 7pm.  Huge selection of items with new arrivals every day.  The sale goes to this Friday, June 17.  Come on down!

St. Paul’s to Host Public Hearing on Refugee Crisis June 26

HOPKINTON, MA (June 14, 2016) --- On June 26 at 3:00 p.m. at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will be hosting a Public Hearing on the Refugee Crisis. This event, modeled on Congressional Hearings, will be a town- and region-wide event to examine the refugee crisis led by three outstanding “expert witnesses” with questions by a panel of Christian and Muslim clergy. There will be an opportunity for questions and statements from the floor. The hearing is free and open to the public. The Hopkinton Center for the Arts is located at 98 Hayden Rowe Street in Hopkinton.

Expert witnesses will be:

Lisa Brenan of Ascentria Care Alliance (photo, left), the largest refugee and immigrant resettlement agency in Worcester (a church-based agency). Brenan will address the refugee resettlement process from vetting applicants to getting them to be self-sustaining, including the question of “Is it safe to allow Syrians and others into the country?”

Professor Westy Egmont of Boston College School of Social Work, the Governor’s Advisory Council, President of the International Institute of Boston and NH and for eleven years a commentator on WBZ-TV. Egmont will discuss how New Americans assimilate to their new home country and what their economic impact is on the US.

Jeff Jacoby is an op-ed columnist for the Boston Globe and an important voice for conservative and libertarian ideas in New England. Jacoby will talk about the moral aspects of the refugee crisis.

“A lot of people have questions and fears about the refugee crisis and refugee resettlement, and so we’ve planned this hearing to address their concerns,” said the Rev. Gordon Schultz of St. Paul’s. “The three witnesses are acknowledged experts in their fields, and as they represent different points of view, should help the public understand the issues in greater depth. We also plan to allow time for the public to not just listen, but also speak on these critical issues.”

St. Paul’s Episcopal church is located at 61 Wood Street (Rte. 135) in Hopkinton. For more information call 774-253-4432 or visit www.stpaulhopkinton.org .

Touch-A-Truck and Food Truck Festival Raises $14,000

for the Renovation and Expansion of Hopkinton Public Library



Check out one of the features at the truck and food festival, The Roaming Railroad, above.


June 14, 2016, Hopkinton, Mass. – Hopkinton Public Library Foundation’s 5th Annual Touch-A-Truck and Food Truck Festival raised $14,000 for the restoration, renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library, now under construction.  The event hosted 2000 kids and adults on Sunday, June 12, 2016, at the Hopkinton High School Parking Lot. 

Thank you to all the families who attended Touch-A-Truck in support of Hopkinton Public Library, the generous businesses who sponsored the event and donated their time and trucks to make this such a successful day, and the numerous volunteers from the Hopkinton middle and high schools!

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     Today, Paul Mastroianni land owner of 77 West Main Street and 1 Lumber Street, confirmed that he has under agreement, the property at Elmwood Park owned by Finley Perry, who has been offering the approximately 7 acres through realtor Ria McNamara, who has pitched it as an ideal hotel site for $2million.  Mr. Mastroianni wanted to be clear that although the real estate is under agreement, the papers have not been passed.


Reed Park


June 14, 2016 — This Petrine Cross was painted on the wall of a facility at Reed Park, not known as one of Hopkinton's showcase parks, where doors are ripped off of a building, fires are set, and grass grows in the cracks of the tennis court asphalt. The cross, once attributed to St. Peter's preference to being crucified upside-down, has also been used by anti Christian groups, heavy metal bands and satanic movies.

Mouse over the image to see the commercial site at the top of the image (Legacy Park) traded for housing. Legacy Farms is beginning the approval process over since the election due to 2 members resigning before the election.

 13th Annual Sharon Timlin Memorial Event is taking place this Saturday, June 18th 
Parking/Traffic Alert
Reminder: Saturday, June 18, 2016, Hopkinton High School:

The 13th Annual Sharon Memorial 5K Race/Walk and Family Fun Day to Cure ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).

Please note that traffic will be heavier than usual. There will be a section of   Hayden Rowe Street (Route 85) from Grove Street to Chestnut Street that will be closed for approximately 30 minutes beginning at approximately 8:25 AM.

Police will be available to redirect traffic through these areas.


13th Annual Sharon Timlin Memorial Event: Saturday June 18, 2016 8:30 AM

Help us Raise money to find a cure for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). 


  • AVOID TRAFFIC AND PARKING HASSLES: Ride your bike and take advantage of the secure bike valet! Open from 7 AM until Noon. 

  • Great raffle and silent auction items will be available at the event on the family fun day field.

  • Honored guests at event: Mike Timlin (former MLB pitcher) and his family

  • Live music by local Hopkinton band, Hot Acoustics with back up band,

  • Dunk your favorite teacher on the family fun day!!

  • FUN FOR ALL AGES!!! Games, Crafts, Obstacle Courses, Food and much more. 

  • Event is held rain or shine!

Schedule of Events: (For those that are able to, packet pick up can be done on Thursday, June 16th at PR Running in Westborough and Friday, June 17th at Webster First Credit Union, Hopkinton (Price Chopper Plaza): See web site for details.)

7:00 AM: Event opens (packet pick up, bike valet)

8:30 AM: 5K Race begins and family fun day opens

9 AM: Dunk tank opens

10 AM: Kids color run 

11:30 AM: Raffle/Silent Auction Closes


Muslim Americans strongly condemn the horrendous crime in Orlando,
express deepest condolences to the victims and their families

BOSTON- June 13, 2016 — The community and leaders of the Islamic Mausemeen Center of New England [Wood Street, Hopkinton], Imamia Muslim Foundation and Masumeen Trust join all Americans in condemning the senseless act of violence perpetrated in Florida today against fellow human beings. Such criminal acts against any human beings are against all belief systems of the world.

We Muslim Americans will not allow ourselves to be represented by anyone who commits acts of violence in the name of our faith, particularly in the holy month of Ramadan which demands compassion, love and forgiveness from its followers.
Our hearts grieve for the victims and their families and we pray for God’s mercy for them.
We demand that the perpetrators of the crime and their ideological mentors be dealt with according to the full force of the law.
– Maulana Agha Mehdi, Imam, Islamic Masumeen Center of New England [right in file photo]
– Dr. Sarwat Husain, President, Imamia Muslim Foundation
– Mahmud Jafri, Trustee, Masumeen Charitable Trust [left in file photo]

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2016 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from June 6, 2016 - June 13, 2016
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
29 Autumn Ridge Drive unit 12 Tejo Panini Nemalikanti, Satyashree Satyavolu $665,000 June 10, 2016 Michael Hafkin, Luba Hafkin
14 Morningside Lane unit 219 Arun Kumar Ashok Kumar, Kinjal Rajesh Vaman Mehta $525,000 June 10, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
2 Brogden Road Alexander Moheban, Jill Habelow $648,200 June 10, 2016 Richmond Development Corp.
2 Brogden Road Richmond Development Corp. $95,000 June 10, 2016 Steven A. Hickey, Cross Street Realty Trust
51 Trailside Way unit C Detlef Rethage, Alicia Rethage $220,000 June 8, 2016 Monica G. Alley
74 Howe Street Shaun E. Adamec, Elizabeth A. Adamec $555,000 June 8, 2016 Efstathios Sinos, Vivian A. Sinos
156 Captain Eames Circle unit A Paul Kenney, Marianne Kenney $275,000 June 7, 2016 Lisa Klein
No New Transactions        
4 Knowlton Circle unit B Shin Hyuk Park, Gloria S. Park $301,000 June 10, 2016 Brian Evans, Andrea Evans
8 Dogwood Drive Alejandra I. Echezuria, Lavelle Charles $605,814 June 9, 2016 Crosswinds Properties LLC
55 East Street Douglas D. Kanner $445,000 June 9, 2016 Robert J. Driscoll, Christine M. Driscoll
138 Glenview Street Jeffrey P. Grillo, Samantha Ginger $624,500 June 8, 2016 Eric T. Dahl

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Coach Offers Kudos


After the season was over, both Alyssa and Mattie made videos of their post-season dives, and we submitted them for All American consideration.  Unlike swimming, which has a specific time standard, for diving, and independent panel reviews each submission from the submissions from all over American, and determines the Top 100 divers.  To have two divers for consideration is just incredible!!


We found out on Friday, that Alyssa Annenberg is a National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association All American Diver.  (http://www.niscaonline.org/AALists/2016/GDive16.htm) This means she is one of the Top 100 divers in the high school, in the USA.  Even though Mattie Stauss was not chosen, her performance was so close to earning the same honor.


This is the FIRST time in the history of the program, that there has been an All Americans.  You'd have to go back to 2005, when Sean Terry's State Record Breaststroke win, was up for All American Consideration.


Congratulations to both young ladies on an incredible season, and to Alyssa for this incredible honor!!


Coach King


(picture has Alyssa on the left, and Mattie on the right from the State Meet)



Ready to Serve

June 13, 2016 — With the latest opening of Hillers Pizza, owner Petros Sismanis, his wife Eleni, and daughters Sophia and Daphne would like to thank the Town of Hopkinton for their continued support over the past two decades:

"As a long time small business owner in the town, and long-term manager of the former Dino's Pizza, my family and I have been able to participate in a number of charity events, the Special Olympics, and town fundraising events for the schools, town sports, and non-profit organizations. 

"As we begin our newest adventure with Hiller's Pizza, we would like to extend our gratitude to the community for your support over the years, and we look forward to seeing you in Hillers."


The Promise

June  13, 2016 — The colors of an egg, this water lily on North Mill Street reaches for the sky and promises new life, a sharp contrast to the representation of evil that was painted on a street sign four days ago just a  few hundred feet away.


Water Fresh Farm Marketplace
151 Hayden Rowe Street
Fresh produce from the farm every Sunday
(and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, too!)

Personal Services 

June 12, 2016 —Three and a half year-old Camilo Herr Padilla (no relation, we asked) joined hundreds of other kids today at the festival in the Hopkinton High School parking lot.


Imagine a Tennis and Swim Club on Lumber Street on Lot 7 of the Master Plan
Now mouse-over and see the overhead drawing of  the club

Man's Best Insect Friend

June 12, 2016 — Dragonflies enjoy wet or swampy areas that contain a lot of insects. They enjoy eating an entire area full of mosquitoes.

June 12, 2016 — This great blue heron off of South Mill Street has its eyes on the prize, a fish which will mistake the bird's slender legs for stalks of swamp grass or reeds.

Family  Stuff



State Police Statement on Orlando Shooting

Orlando shooter referenced Tsarnaev brothers during rampage*

During a conference call with federal law enforcement officials a short time ago, Massachusetts State Police and other local law enforcement authorities learned that the Orlando nightclub gunman, during his rampage, pledged allegiance to ISIS and referenced the Tsarnaev brothers, the terrorists who exploded bombs at the 2013 Boston Marathon. In light of that information, the Commonwealth Fusion Center continues to share information and intelligence with federal authorities investigating the Orlando terrorist act as well as with police assigned to the Boston Regional Intelligence Center.


As previously stated, the names of the gunman and his wife did not appear in any databases of potential terrorist suspects maintained by local authorities; however, law enforcement agencies in Massachusetts continue to work with federal authorities to learn more about the nature of the statement about the Tsarnaev brothers attributed to the Orlando terrorist.

* Omar Mateen has been identified as the alleged gunman.


UPDATE: 50 Dead, 50 Injured, 30 rescued in Orlando Shooting
Domestic terrorism eyed



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