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Yard Sale Saturday,
October 22

9am – 2pm, 73 Hayden Rowe St.

Couch and matching love seat in great condition,
dining room set, bedroom dressers, lawn mower and more!


A Pass to the Past

October 21, 2016 - This scene in Sutton is free for all to see and enjoy from the roadway. There is only one traffic light from the Hopkinton town line.
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Construction is complete!

As many of you know, a craft beer brewery has been being constructed within the barn here at Water Fresh Farm, all while the hops were growing in our hydroponic greenhouse. Well, the hops have been harvested, construction is done, and the crafting of the beer will begin!

The photo below is of the tasting room of Start Line Brewery. We're sharing the seating so come on down, pull up a chair and much on your sandwich or salad while checking out what's brewing on the other side of the windows! From Waterfresh Farm facebook.


Hopkinton Police Dept. Rolls Out New Cruiser Design

On Friday October 14, 2016 the Hopkinton Police Department rolled out the new design for the marked patrol units.  Two newly designed cruisers were purchased as part of the annual fleet replacement program and funding was approved at the annual town meeting. It will take several years until the fleet is fully changed over to the new design.
Chief Lee stated: “Although the department takes great pride in the previous design, I believe this design brings the cruiser image more in line with contemporary law enforcement.  The members of the department were asked to provide input and recommendations into the new design.  When a department makes changes like this, it is very important to seek the input of the department members and the community, both have been very supportive of the new design.”
The only other change to the cruisers were upgrades in the roof mounted light bars  The new bars allow for great versatility of the lighting system.  One enhancement you will notice, is that the entire set of front facing lights can be switched to white for greater scene safety.  The light bar also automatically dims at night to aid passing motorists when traveling past the parked cruisers. HopNews photo.

Carol Ann Baxter, 70


Carol Ann Baxter, 70, of Hopkinton, MA passed away Thursday, October 20, 2016. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, she was the beloved wife of Joe Baxter for 51 years and the daughter of the late Viola and Carl Malinverni.


Carol was a faithful catholic who's endearing nature made everyone around her feel welcome and loved. Her sense of humor and zest for life made her an office favorite at a variety of employments including the U.S. Post Office, U.S. Army Natick Research Center and the Education Department at Syracuse University.


She was also the devoted mother of her son, Jeff Baxter and his wife Liu of Wellesley, MA; dear sister of Joel and Lynn Malinverni, both of Niagara Falls, NY; adored grandmother of Russell and Kenzie Baxter; and loyal friend to many. She is predeceased by her oldest son, Scot Baxter, who passed away in 1990.


Visitation will be held on Monday, October 24th between 5-8pm at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St., Rt. 16 . A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:30am on Tuesday, October 25th at St. Mary's Church in Holliston. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carol's name to the Alzheimer's & Dementia Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 (alz.org). 

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Once a Year

October 20, 2016 - The watercraft below this colorful tree are brilliant in the winter time, but pale in its shadow in the fall.


Victim Identified in Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Waltham

 WALTHAM – The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office has confirmed the identity of a man killed yesterday following a crash on Wyman Street in Waltham.

The victim has been identified as Gregory Dwyer, 65, of Watertown.

At approximately 6:51 a.m. yesterday police responded to a crash involving a Lexus SUV and two pedestrians on Wyman Street in Waltham in the area of Hobbs Brook Office Park. Following the crash, a second victim, a 70-year-old male, was taken to another area hospital with serious injuries.

The driver was not injured and remained on scene. No charges have been filed at this time. This remains an open and active investigation.

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Lake Maspenock Cleanup on Saturday

THIS Saturday's Annual Lake Cleanup starts at 9am but come ANYTIME, even if for just a half hour. Bring the family and simply stop by the LMPA table at Sandy Beach and grab a trash bag, some coffee and donuts before heading out to clean up. There will be a membership table for those that want to sign up or renew. We will also be selling Squares for the Patriots Steeler game on Sunday.

Get out those grills, tents, coolers and winter coats and come hang out with your lake neighbors THIS SUNDAY for our first ever tailgating Block Party!!! Check out the event page for all the info on where people can park, set up camp and safety precautions. You can purchase squares at the Lake Clean Up on Saturday and during the tailgate on Sunday from 1-4:25pm. Please share this with your neighbors. If they are not a member they can sign up or renew at both events this weekend.

Thank you,

The LMPA E Board


The mission of the Lake Maspenock Preservation Association, to preserve and protect the lake environment, can only be met with the involvement of people like you and we greatly appreciate your support.

Please renew your LMPA membership! Not a past member? Please join and participate in our activities with your friends and neighbors!! 
WWW.LMPA.ORGPhoto by Christine Snow.

Saturdays at Fay: Harry Potter Hogwarts Training Academy
Saturday, October 22, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Join us for our free Saturday morning series designed for young children along with their parents. On October 22, we welcome Professor Jungle-Flick, who will teach children how to perform their own magic, play some Quidditch, and even learn Defense Against the Dark Arts! Registration opens October 8. Saturdays at Fay takes place at Fay's Primary School, located at Fay's East Entrance at 23 Middle Road in Southborough.


 H.H.S. Class of 1990 & 1991 - combined 25th Year Reunion.
Saturday, October 29th, 2016
at Anthony's On The Green (Pinecrest Golf Course)
212 Prentice Street, Holliston


Tickets ON SALE NOW - $30 per person - includes a buffet dinner.
Dinner will be served at 6:30

Please mail your check to:
Carrie Hurley White
16 Wild Road
Hopkinton, MA 01748
Deadline to purchase your tickets has been extended.

Once you mail your check your name and ticket will be at the door upon your arrival that evening.

been extended

Final Phase of Master Plan Updating


The Hopkinton Planning Board is in the final phase of updating the Town’s Comprehensive Master Plan and is looking for community input. Residents are invited to attend a public forum scheduled for November 21, 2016 at 7:35 PM in Room 215, Town Hall, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA.

The Master Plan is a blueprint for physical growth and future development of the Town and includes goals and recommendations for Land Use, Natural and Cultural Resources, Housing and Economic Development, Community Facilities and Services and Transportation.

The current draft of the Master Plan is available on the Town’s website here. If you’re unable to attend the public forum, comments will be accepted by the Department of Land Use, Planning & Permitting through November 21st.

Kenneth Weismantel, Chairman

Hopkinton Planning Board

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A cricket tournament was conducted on 10/16/2016 by the Legacy Cricket Club, Hopkinton, MA 01748.The Legacy Champions Trophy 2016 (T8 format) was won by the Legacy Tigers team with Guru Prasad (C), Ravi Dasari, Purna Tadaka, Jignesh Rajghor, Brijesh, Tejo, Venkat Soma and Satish. 
Leader Bank President, Mr. Sushil K. Tuli presented the winners Trophy and MVP silver star medal.

Large Water Break Slows Repairs

Good afternoon this is Eric Carty with the water and sewer department with a water supply update. Crews worked until midnight making repairs to the water system. Due to the location and size of the water main break yesterday, the system is taking longer than normal to clear up. Crews are flushing hydrants in the affected areas. We ask that you periodically try your cold water line to see if your area has cleared. Although the water is discolored from the minerals being dislodged from the inside of the pipe, it is safe to use. There could be periodic discoloration over the next several days as the pockets of discoloration work their way through the system. We thank you for your patience as we try and resolve the situation. 

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Local Jewish congregations team up to offer a community-wide Introduction to Judaism course

Three local Jewish Congregations are jointly sponsoring a13 week Introduction to Judaism class. This class, which begins November 3rd, is being taught by the clergy of Congregation B'nai Shalom and Beth Tikvah Synagogue of Westborough, and Temple Emanuel-Sinai of Worcester. Classes during 2016 will be held at Congregation B'nai Shalom and 2017 classes will be held at Temple Emanuel-Sinai.

The Introduction to Judaism series of classes is designed for all who wish to learn more about Judaism, or get a refresher on the basics. It is for Jews and non-Jews and both members and non-members of the sponsoring congregations. There is a $120 course fee for non-members, but no one will be turned away for financial reasons. Class hours are 7:30-9:30pm.

Many people are interested in learning more about Judaism for a variety of reasons. For those in interfaith relationships or marriages, the course can provide a helpful foundation for those who did not grow up Jewish. Jewish partners are also encouraged to attend, as the shared experience can provide an adult-level refresher and stimulate ongoing conversations about how to observe faith traditions as a family. An Introduction to Judaism is also suitable for those with general interest in understanding more about the historical foundations of Judaism and the way it is practiced today. The course can also provide a foundation for those interested in conversion to Judaism, when accompanied with additional learning and practice as determined with a sponsoring rabbi.

For full class details and registration form, go to the website, or contact Congregation B’nai Shalom at 508-366-7191.



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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.

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

57 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

2 Incidents of Vandalism.

3 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

4 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

6 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

3 Noise Complaints.

1 Incident of Larceny.

2 Incidents of Fraud.

1 Incident of Lost Property.

1 Incident of Found Property.

3 Incidents of Suspicious Activity.

Incident Log

Monday, October 17, 2016

5:06 pm A female caller reported a black SUV off-roading in the area of the Fruit Street fields. Officer John Corridan caught up with the vehicle on Wood Street and spoke with the operator.

10:03 am There was a report of a motor vehicle accident with multiple injuries on Hayden Rowe Street. Five officers responded and advised that the road was closed at Grove Street and Chestnut Street. The Mass State Police accident reconstruction team was notified and responded.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

5:50 pm A caller on Cedar Street reported a female missing from their group. Two officers responded and advised that the individual had been located.

4:51 pm A caller complained about a sign on the Fruit Street bridge over Route 495 that said “lock her up” on it. Officer John Corridan spoke with the individual who was just holding the sign so there was no violation.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

9:57 pm A caller reported seeing three people dressed in all black pulling something out of the woods on Clinton Street. Two officers checked the area with a negative find.

7:32 pm Officer John Corridan spoke with a walk-in regarding threatening text messages she received.

Friday, October 14, 2016

3:18 pm Three officers responded to a motor vehicle accident with personal injuries on West Main Street.

7:09 pm A 911 caller reported a motor vehicle accident with personal injuries on Main Street. Four officers responded to assist.


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton & Surrounding Towns

New Transactions from October 11, 2016 - October 18, 2016
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
31 Greenwood Road John E. Micallef, Ellen L. Micallef $1,116,000 Oct. 17, 2016 Bradley K. Wilson, Yushan Chang-Wilson
4 Wayside Drive unit 231 Mamatha M. Anjappa $455,000 Oct. 14, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
9 Hunters Ridge Way Brian D. Harpish, Kristen M. Harpish $905,000 Oct. 14, 2016 South Mill Street LLC
Legacy Farms Road Pulte Homes of New England LLC $9,141,176 Oct. 12, 2016 Legacy Farms LLC
2 Heartwood Way unit 146 Harshit Paleja, Angeli Paleja $610,000 Oct. 12, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
19 Nazneen Circle Manish Kumar Dwivedi $480,000 Oct. 11, 2016 Donfrancis Eddakkalathur, Rohan Prakash
7 John Hancock Drive unit 82C Sami Ahmed Shaik, Noorunnisa $420,000 Oct. 18, 2016 Freedom Village Realty LLC
65 Captain Eames Circle unit 136D Irina Kozlova $269,000 Oct. 14, 2016 William A. Bibbo, Devonshire Realty Trust
20 East Bluff Road unit A Eduardo A. Oliveira $299,900 Oct. 14, 2016 Anna M. Wells
5 Barry Drive Erin M. Kennedy $385,000 Oct. 13, 2016 Katharine A. Devine
174 Algonquin Trail unit 77A Gerard Dwan, Audra Dwan $357,900 Oct. 13, 2016 Gustavo Ayala, Ianna Vannesa Ayala
284 America Boulevard unit D Sivaram M. Konanki, Lakshmi S. Aduri $360,000 Oct. 12, 2016 Pradeep Thendakara, Jeeja K. Panoli
8 Hilltop Drive Ravindra Shedge, Leena R. Shedge $418,000 Oct. 17, 2016 Frederick C. Mueller, Karen B. Mueller
9 Grove Street New England Center for Children Inc. $260,000 Oct. 12, 2016 Joanne N. Cunningham, Estate of Clifton L. Cunningham
15 Woodland Road Anthony P. Schoener $295,000 Oct. 12, 2016 Shrubs & Trees Inc.
184 Southville Road Thomas J. Malboeuf $369,000 Oct. 11, 2016 CSS Development LLC
36 Prospect Street Gerald P. Rutigliano, Diane Rutigliano $770,000 Oct. 18, 2016 Stephen M. Sullivan, Christine M. Sullivan
60 Main Street Michael White, Shona White $415,000 Oct. 17, 2016 Brice D. Tattersal, Pamela L. Tattersal
4 Farrar Road Wit Bushko, Malgorzata Bushko $505,850 Oct. 13, 2016 D & F Afonso Builders Inc.
6 Azalea Lane Anthony E. Chiaradonna III, Brenda L. Chiaradonna $655,000 Oct. 12, 2016 D & F Afonso Builders Inc.
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HCA gala returns November 5


    Get your tickets soon for “Color and Light,” a fundraising gala at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts on Saturday, November 5.

The event will feature live entertainment, dancing, an open bar with beer and wine, a signature cocktail, hors d’oeuvres, dessert and coffee, raffles and a live auction. Arriving guests will be greeted with sparkling wine and passed hors d’oeuvres and have the chance to see the latest show in the gallery, “Two Degrees of Expression,” as Rebecca Vega plays music. Guests will also have the opportunity to see all the fabulous drawing and raffle items throughout the gallery, performance space and barn. Peppers Catering will prepare the food and the MetroWest Jazz Project will provide music.


Guests will also be treated to a very special musical and artistic production number followed by a brief live auction. The auction items include tickets for two to Kristin Chenoweth at Boston Symphony Hall, a three-night stay at a Stockbridge cottage that sleeps 10, a chef dinner for 10 (compliments of Hopkinton Chef Lee Albove), tickets to the 2017 Deutsche Bank Championship and round of golf at TPC in Norwood, and more. After the auction, guests can enjoy dessert, drinks and dancing to music of band JP &Friends (featuring Hopkinton's Phil Antoniades) for the remainder of the evening.


The gala takes place from 7 to 11 p.m. in the HCA’s Delbridge Family Performing Arts Center, located at 98 Hayden Rowe Street. Colorful cocktail attire is requested.

The cost is $125 per person, and last year’s gala sold out, so get your tickets soon. For more information email events@hopartscenter.org or call 508-435-9222. Sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses; please call the center for more details. To purchase tickets, visit the HCA or www.hopartscenter.org .

October 18, 2016 - Christine St. Andre answered the plea for a great photo of the Moon with a few. Above is the Hunters' Super Moon, when the Moon was not only full, but was the closest to the Earth.





  • Deer hunting season has begun. Here are the dates for this year:





  • Bow & Arrow: October 17 thru November 26

  • Shotgun: November 28 thru December 10

  • Muzzle-loaders: December 12 thru December 31

The usual precautions are advised:

  • Be aware of which areas are open for hunting and when (no hunting on Sundays!)

  • Wear blaze orange clothing (at least a hat)

  • Avoid hikes during prime hunting times (dawn & dusk)


  • -John Ritz Trails Club


  • Photo, digital owl, by Christine St. Andre

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LYLH: Linda Karner Memorial 5K

This weekend, Sunday, October 23, 2016 starting at 8:30 AM at Hopkinton High School., join the Hopkinton Wrestling team for the LYLH: Linda Karner Memorial 5K. Linda Karner was an avid wrestling fan who introduced the team to the idea that everyone should "Live Your Life Happy." Proceeds from the race will go to a memorial scholarship for graduating Hopkinton High School Seniors as well as other local charities, including the Michael's Miracle Marathon team. To register please go to :




Please be advised that Town of Hopkinton Recycling Center located on Route 135 at Hopkinton/Westborough Town Line will be open on Sunday afternoons this Fall beginning October 23, 2016 for six (6) consecutive weeks for Leaf and Brush Disposal and Fall Cleanup.


Additional dates and times are as follows:


Sunday October 23, 2016; 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM

Sunday October 30, 2016; 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM

Sunday November 6, 2016; 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM

Sunday November 13, 2016; 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM

Sunday November 20, 2016; 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM

Sunday November 27, 2016; 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM


These Sunday hours are in addition to the regular Recycling Center hours - Saturdays 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM.




October 17, 2016The Hopkinton Police are actively investigating a motor vehicle crash in the area of 112 Hayden Rowe Street. At 10:03 am our communications center received multiple calls reporting a  at this location. One of the callers was a mother reporting her children had been struck by a vehicle while she was pushing the stroller across the street. She also reported that her son was bleeding from his head.

Police Officers responded with the Hopkinton Fire Department Ambulance. Public Safety personnel found everyone involved in the crash to be conscious and alert. The mother who was from Hopkinton and her children were transported to the hospital as well the operator of the vehicle that struck the rear of the lead car.

Preliminary investigation and witness statements have revealed that a 61 year old female operator from Hopedale traveling Northbound stopped to allow a mother and three children to cross within a crosswalk from the East. It is believed at this time that the lead vehicle was then struck in the rear by a vehicle operated by a 32 year old milford man traveling Northbound as well. The female operators vehicle was then propelled off the roadway. The vehicle operated by the Milford man then continued on and struck the stroller, according to witness statements..


The Hopkinton Police Department is working with the Massachusetts State Police Accident Reconstruction Team on this investigation. The Middlesex District Attorney's Office has been contacted and an Assistant District Attorney has been assigned.

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Baby Delivered on MassPike




Last evening at approximately 7:07 p.m., a call was received from a Framingham couple, who had just pulled over on the Massachusetts Turnpike, Interstate 90 Eastbound at the Allston Brighton tolls (exit 18). The Framingham woman was in labor.


State Police Weston Barracks dispatched area troopers and Boston EMS to the scene, as the couple had just pulled into the tandem parking lot just after the toll booth. Trooper Joseph Hilton was the first to arrive with Lieutenant William Nee shortly behind. They began rendering aide to the woman as she was in active labor.


Boston EMS arrived a short time later. At approximately 7:35 p.m., before the woman could be transported, a baby boy was delivered in the ambulance.  They were then transported to Mass General Hospital.

Excellent work by all involved.


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More Michael's Run

October 16, 2016 - Timothy Zammuto gets playful with daughter Lyla while mom, Maile Zammuto, below, was on her way during Michael's Run to become the second woman to cross the finish line.
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More Fall, 2016

October 16, 2016 - With the exception of the photo above (Buffumville Lake in Charlton), and the one far below (Whitinsville Golf Club), most of the photos were captured in Hopkinton over a two-day period. Some were captured with HDR photography, and nearly all have been enhanced with increased saturation. Choose each thumbnail for a larger size.



Hopkinton in Fall, 2016


Click Above for Video

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Town Clerk’s Office

2016 Election Calendar (Town Clerk’s)
Last two significant dates in 2016 regarding election


Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Last day to register to vote/change party for PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

(Town Clerk’s Office open until 8:00 PM)


Tuesday, November 8, 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

(Middle School Gym; polls open from 7 AM to 8 PM)
Hiding Out

October 13, 2016 -- This photo was enhanced to see the shadow detail for reference. The frog remained still as the photographer took shot after shot with a wide angle lens. It never moved during the entire process as it observed with caution the photographer's approach and assessed the level of danger. Or, maybe it was just looking for flies.


The Before -- Mouse-over for the After
October 13, 2016 -- A demolition delay, imposed on 36 Grove Street, kept the buyer of the home from tearing it down for six months to give the home an option for a second life, while the public had the option of purchasing and moving the building to another location.
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Worcester Man arrested for OUI and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

Early this morning at approximately 12:30a.m., Trooper Meghann Benesh was on patrol on Harding Street in Worcester when she observed a blue Mitsubishi Outlander fail to stop at a stop sign.

Upon further investigation, the operator, GUS DARKOMA, 32 of Worcester, who initially falsely identified himself, was placed under arrest for operating under the influence of liquor.

During a motor vehicle inventory, Trooper Benesh discovered a loaded Smith and Wesson 9mm firearm and an open bottle of wine.

DARKOMA was then transported to the Millbury barracks and charged with the following offenses:
1.Unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition
2.Defaced firearm serial number
3.Operating under the influence of liquor
4.Open container of alcohol
5.Unlicensed operation of motor vehicle
6.Negligent operation of motor vehicle
7.False name
8.Failure to stop at a stop sign
9.Failure to wear seat belt

The suspect initially provided a false name to troopers. After undertaking efforts to confirm his true identity, notification was made to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who subsequently placed a detainer on DARKOMA.

Bail was set at $50,000 pending arraignment at Worcester District Court.



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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.

22 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

3 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

4 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

2 Parking Complaints/Violations.

1 Incident of Found Property.

2 Incidents of Suspicious Activity.


Incident Log

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

4:46 pm A caller reported that someone was hanging signs by the Route 495 bridge on Fruit Street. Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas spoke with the individual and advised that he was not impeding traffic.

2:01 pm A resident of Duffield Road reported seeing a neighbor smashing her property with a hammer via cameras linked to her phone. Officer Alex Cruzvergara responded and advised that the neighbor was just hammering a stake into the ground.

8:37 am Officer Peter Booth stopped a motor vehicle on Main Street and subsequently arrested a 52 year-old male from Hopkinton and charged him with Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended, Subsequent Offense, Uninsured Motor Vehicle/Trailer, Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle, Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Number Plate Violation.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

9:15 pm A caller reported being behind a motor vehicle that was swerving all over the roadway on West Main Street and that almost took out two mailboxes. Three officers responded and subsequently arrested a 65 year-old male from Milford and charged him with Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Marked Lanes Violation.

4:50 pm A walk-in reported that a suspicious operator took a picture of her vehicle's license plate while in a West Main Street parking lot. Officer Matthew Santoro responded but the vehicle was gone upon his arrival.

12:12 am A 911 caller from Edge Hill Road reported seeing a light about thirty yards from her home. Sgt. Aaron O'Neil checked the area but did not find anything suspicious.


    Early Learning Center Info Session

Wednesday, October 19, 9:00 - 10:00 am

Join Teri Lawrence, Acting Director of Fay's Early Learning Center (ELC), to learn more about our new program for children ages 2 years, nine months through age 5, which will launch in September 2017. The ELC will offer full-day, year-round care, with three-day and five-day options, as well as the choice of morning and afternoon extended care, all on Fay's 30-acre main campus. The info session will take place at Fay's Primary School, located at Fay's East Entrance at 23 Middle Road in Southborough. Learn more at fayschool.org/elc

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Dr. Cappetta to Speak About Grief at Single Again Meeting October 28

  HOPKINTON, MA (October 12, 2016) --- Dr. Vinnie Cappetta, a licensed counselor specializing in grief counseling, with be discussing “What it Means to Enlarge Our Souls through Grief and Loss” at the Single Again meeting being held at 7:00 p.m. on October 28. The Single Again meeting is open to the public and will take place at the Parish Hall of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 61 Wood Street in Hopkinton.

“Grief and loss might relate to the loss of a partner through death, divorce or separation; the loss of loved ones of any degree, family, friends, pets; the loss of a job, or other position important to one,” said Laurie LaBrecque of St. Paul’s. “Whatever your loss, we hope you will join us for this presentation, and sharing of your grief to whatever extent comforts you. All are welcome.”

In addition to being a counselor at the Check Your Compass Counseling in Hopkinton, Dr. Cappetta is also associate pastor of Crossroads Community Church, Framingham. 

Single Again is a support group for people who, though divorce, death, or other circumstances, are single again. It is not a dating group, and while it is a faith-based ministry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, it is open to everyone.

The mission of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is to minister unconditionally to all in the name of Christ through shared worship, teaching, healing, and service. St. Paul’s welcomes the LGBTQ community, and, indeed, everyone. For more information call 774-253-4432, visit www.stpaulhopkinton.org , or email single.again@stpaulhopkinton.org .



The Hopkinton High School Athletic Hall of Fame is celebrating

5th induction ceremony on Saturday November 5th

    General Information

  • Total of nineteen inductees over eight decades, between 1935 and 2007.


  • There is a father and son duo being inducted in this class. From the class of 1935, Duncan Hamilton, a star football and basketball player. His son, DP, class of 1967, was a 3 sport standout in football, basketball and baseball.


  • From the 1940’s, the inductees include Mary Bernard, class of 1940, Richard ‘Mike’ McBride, class of 1945, and Eleanor Pierce, class of 1942. Mary was a standout basketball player on some of the early teams of Coach Marion Harris and continued playing at Framingham State where she was a multiple year captain. Mike was a 3 sport standout, a star on a number of Chick Welch’s football teams from 1941 through 1944, as well as a star basketball and baseball player, and a long time Hopkinton police officer. Eleanor Pierce, class of 1942, was another star on many of Coach Marion Harris’ basketball and softball teams, each team being undefeated in her senior season.


  • From the class of 1957, Gerry Brodeur. He played basketball and baseball but was best known as a star football player who continued his career in college at Columbia University.


  • Albie Harris, class of 1964, joins DP Hamilton from the 1960’s. He was another 3 sport standout. And Sue Beavers, class of 1965, who played and coached multiple sports over a number of years, and later served as Athletic Director.


  • From the 1970’s, the inductees include a man and woman who both have a father and brother who have previously been inducted. Charlie Hill, class of 1974, was a standout football, basketball and baseball player, who continued his football career at Mass Maritime. Lisa Doyle Carloni, class of 1976, was a star field hockey, basketball and softball player, and played field hockey, lacrosse and rugby during her career at Brown University.


  • The inductees from the 1980’s include a trio of standout football players from the class of 1985 and some of Coach Dave Hughes’ best teams. Richie Schiloski was one of the finest running backs in HHS history. Mike Mansir was a standout fullback and linebacker on these teams. And Kevin Pitts was also a standout lineman on these teams and was a three time TVL lineman of the year.


  • The 1990’s inductees include Heath Walker, class of 1991, and Jenn Britz, class of 1995. Heath was a great wide receiver in football and a solid basketball player. He continued his football career at UConn. Jenn was an All-American track and field athlete, one of Coach Scanlon’s best ever, who continued her career in college.


  • The inductees from the 2000’s include Mark Ostrander, Class of 2004, a star three sport athlete who played baseball at UMaine, and Keegan Bradley, also Class of 2004, who was a member of the 2003 State Championship golf team coached by Dick Bliss and continued his golf career at St. John’s and on the PGA Tour. The women include Katie Hoppe, class of 2004, another top track and field athlete on a number of top teams fielded by Coach Scanlon, and Kim Donovan, class of 2007, another member of the 2003 State Championship golf team who played golf at Duke University.


  • The Banquet is being held at the St. John’s Parish Center, Church Street, Hopkinton, MA on Saturday November 5, 2016, starting at 6:30 PM. Tickets are available from Aubrey Doyle at a cost of $50 each. He can be reached at 508.435.9442 or via email at soxwin18@comcast.net. Tickets will be available through October 19.



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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton & Surrounding Towns

New Transactions from October 3, 2016 - October 11, 2016
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
4 Glen Road Tariq Malik, Naheed Shafi Malik $675,000 Oct. 7, 2016 Yi Yi Xu, Yunhui Li
4 Autumn Ridge Drive unit 28 Mark A. Mangan, Alexis A. Mangan $540,000 Oct. 6, 2016 Sadia Nazir, Shahid Pervaiz
2 Wayside Drive unit 230 Lyn A. Van Huben $489,080 Oct. 3, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
263 Trailside Way unit 4-C-2 Valentina Mezentseva $250,000 Oct. 11, 2016 John W. Hunter, John W. Hunter 2010 Realty Trust
14 Brimstone Way Tania V. Morales $383,000 Oct. 11, 2016 Judith C. Siegel, Judith L. Cline
81 Mountain Gate Road Yifan Li $300,000 Oct. 7, 2016 Jason A. Santos, Marissa C. Santos
33-35 Raymond Marchetti Street Dillon Tymon $310,000 Oct. 6, 2016 Phyllis Baltaks, Bill & Phyllis Baltaks Nominee Trust
5 John Hancock Drive unit 82A Rakesh Chittineni $435,000 Oct. 6, 2016 Freedom Village Realty LLC
42 Bellview Heights Peter W. Mansfield, Cynthia B. Mansfield $320,000 Oct. 5, 2016 Glen Langevin
5 Queen Isabella Way unit 70C Janarthan Singaperumal, Ilackiya Raja $420,000 Oct. 4, 2016 Freedom Village Realty LLC
11 Lafollette Road Paul Gamache, Janet Gamache $375,000 Oct. 4, 2016 Brian J. Ludovico, Bonnie Ludovico
36 Whittemore Drive Eliyahu Kraus, Iris Kraus $667,654 Oct. 3, 2016 Chelcie Development LLC
11 John Hancock Drive unit 71A Amol Rane $420,000 Oct. 3, 2016 Freedom Village Realty LLC
15 John Hancock Drive unit 71B Venkata Subrahmanyam Narakuchi $425,750 Oct. 3, 3016 Freedom Village Realty LLC
190 Southville Road Alexander S. Grosman, Christina C. Grosman $411,000 Oct. 7, 2016 Meghan C. D. Silva
197 Parkerville Road Sarah Alinovi, Anthony McComas Jr. $385,900 Oct. 6, 2016 Roger & Claudette Magalhaes Irrevocable Trust,
Melinda M. Pinard, Monica M. Ernesti
124 Hopkinton Road Hallyann Gifford $335,000 Oct. 6, 2016 Richard A. Cannata, Ashley M. Cannata
80 Prospect Street Elizabeth M. Benney $195,000 Oct. 3, 2016 Beau Cheval Farm Inc.



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The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.
25 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.
44 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.
2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.
3 Disabled Motor Vehicles.
2 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.
3 Times the Police participated in Community Relations, Crime Prevention Activities or Passenger Safety.
1 Parking Complaint/Violation.
   1 Incident of Found Property.
   6 Incidents of Suspicious Activity.


Incident Log

Monday, October 10, 2016

10:56 pm A resident of Woodview Way reported that a woman would not allow her intoxicated boyfriend inside the apartment so he broke down the door to gain entry. Four officers responded and subsequently placed the individual into protective custody.
8:12 pm A motorist reported that an erratic operator was driving 10-15 mph and hugging the yellow line on Hayden Rowe Street. Two officers checked the area with a negative find.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

3:27 pm A walk-in spoke with two officers regarding a physical altercation in another town.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

5:54 pm A caller reported that two youths were fighting on Pinecrest Village. Two officers spoke with neighbors who advised that the two boys were horse playing.

Friday, October 7, 2016

10:10 pm A resident of Greystone Lane reported that someone threw an umbrella at his window then ran away. Two officers checked the area with a negative find.
9:17 pm A Greystone Lane resident reported that someone had rung her doorbell twice in a matter of minutes. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area but did not find anyone suspicious.
8:09 pm A female caller on Ledgestone Drive reported a suspicious male sitting on the curb, smoking a cigarette and acting strange as if he does not want to be seen. Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas spoke with the individual and gave him a courtesy transport to Sterling Drive.
11:43 am A 911 caller reported that three children were reluctant to get into a motor vehicle that had NY license plates. The State Police were notified as the vehicle went onto Route 495.



Water Flow Test 132 East Main Street

Please be advised that a required flow test for 132 East Main St. will be conducted on Thursday, October 13th at approximately 9:00AM. Due to the large volume of water that will be flowed, there may be some discoloration in the water throughout town. The test should last about half an hour and we ask you to please check your water before using it after the test. If you experience any discoloration, please run your cold water line to help clear your pipes. ~ Eric Carty, Water-Sewer Manager
Buffumville Lake

October 11, 2016 -- A trip to Oxford and Charlton to Buffumville Lake yesterday afternoon yielded a few colorful, seasonal photos. Please choose a thumbnail to see the larger photo. In the photo above, in the shade of trees along the shore, a fish is lit by the western sun, exposing the shallow lake bed, where it seems the fish is fanning the sandy bottom to keep debris away, and if there are eggs, to keep other fish away. The water is crystal clear, supporting the proliferation of an abundance of fresh water clams.



Man Abandons Copy of Koran in State Building - Triggers Investigation


October 10,2016 - At approximately 11:25 a.m. State Police from Troop H responded to the McCormack Building at One Ashburton Place on Beacon Hill for a report of an unattended package. The building, located across the street from the State House, houses various state agencies.


Responding troopers located a book, determined to be a copy of the Koran, left unattended outside the main front entrance. Initial reports that wires were protruding from the book proved to be false.


Troopers reviewed security footage which showed a man leaving the book at the top of the steps outside the entrance and walking away.


The State Police Bomb Squad responded and determined there was no threat and gave the all-clear.


PLEASE NOTE: We believe that a man arrested by Boston Police this afternoon on outstanding out-of-state warrants is the same man who left the book outside the McCormack Building. State Police at the Commonwealth Fusion Center continue to review and examine information about the suspect. Please contact Boston Police, the arresting agency, for more information.


Fire Department Open House Sparks Interest

October 10, 2016 - Firehouse mascot "Sparky" looks over the crowd that thinned out quite a bit when the whistle went off at 1:00 pm for the Patriots game. Nonetheless, at 10:00 am adults and children lined up for the rides and demonstrations, chats with firefighters, a look at the recently acquired ladder truck that extended above the roof, and a never-ending supply of pizza.

Below, a machine on a dummy demonstrates how it can free up a first responder by assisting in resuscitation with just the right amount of chest compression to keep a heart pumping while preparing for the next medical step..


Family  Stuff



Vanishing Point

October 10, 2016 - A trip to Millinocket, Maine by John Collins over the weekend was worth it to cram so many visual features into one photo.
Personal Services

Waxing Gibbous


October 10, 2016 -- The photo of the Moon above was taken with a camera lens over 30 years old. If a reader can share a sharper image taken with a camera, more close up, we'd love to see it.


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