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Please get vaccinated soon so we don't all have to go back to wearing masks! Please!
Please be advised that due to work related to the Main Street Corridor Project, it will be necessary to shut down the water main on Main Street between Pleasant Street and Wood Street, including Commonwealth Ave. This will take place Wednesday, July 28 at approximately 8:30AM and last for several hours. After the water is turned back on, you may notice some air or discoloration and may need to flush your cold water line.
The Heavy Lifting


Doug Betschart gets ready for his 3-piece Back Pages Trio, slated to begin at 6:30 pm tonight, Saturday July 30, 2021 at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. He is installing his BOSE F1 amplification system that will knock the socks off of the gathering shortly.
Come see Inky Doug and Steve.
 
Hopkinton Police Department Accepting Applications for Full-Time Officer Position


by Taylor O'Neil
Chief Joseph Bennett is pleased to announce that the Hopkinton Police Department is seeking qualified applicants to fill a vacancy for a full-time Police Officer position.

"The Hopkinton Police Department is seeking to add a highly-qualified individual to our ranks to continue our efforts in maintaining a safe and peaceful community," Chief Bennett said. "We encourage all those who have attended or who are currently enrolled in a police academy to apply."

The Hopkinton Police Department offers full-time officers competitive wages with the ability to work overtime and details, educational incentives, shift differential and a robust benefits package.

Applicants should note that this position is only open to candidates who have either successfully passed and received certification from a full-time police officer training academy, or are currently enrolled and attending the training academy as recognized by the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC).

Out-of-state applicants must contact the MPTC at 781-437-0300 or www.mass.gov/mptc  to determine eligibility for certification.

In order to be eligible for a position, all candidates must also be able to meet the following basic qualifications:

High School Graduate/GED equivalent
Ability to obtain a valid Massachusetts Firearms License to Carry
Be at least 21 years old on date of appointment
Must have a valid Massachusetts driver’s license on date of appointment
Must pass a physical and drug screening
Must pass a physical fitness test
Must pass a psychological examination
Must be a United States citizen
View the full job description here.

To be considered for this position, please submit a letter of interest, resume and the required Application for Employment to hr@hopkintonma.gov  no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 12. Applications are also accepted via walk-in or can be mailed to the Hopkinton Town Hall, Human Resources Department at 18 Main St.

Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact the Human Resources Department at hr@hopkintonma.gov .

The Town of Hopkinton and Hopkinton Police Department are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by law.

THANK YOU!

The Hopkinton Lions Club would like to thank everyone who helped support the Lions Club by purchasing tickets as part of their Golf Ball Drop fundraiser event. The “Drop” took place on June 26 on field 10 along the Loop road behind Hopkinton High School. We wish to extend special thanks to the Hopkinton Fire Department staff who provided use of the new ladder truck which was used to drop over 380 pre-paid golf balls onto the field below. Congratulations to the two winners – cash prizes were awarded to

the ball which landed closest to and furthest from the golf pin.

 

Proceeds from the event will be used to help those in need as well as help to support Mass Lions Eye Research Fund (MLERF), Hopkinton Emergency Fund and Project Just Because. Please consider joining the Hopkinton Lions Club and becoming a new member. Visit our website www.hopkintonlions.org for more details and information.

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Lemonade Out of Lemons

Young Members of the Legacy Farms North community recently held a lemonade stand in their neighborhood. The young members then decided to donate their proceeds to the Hopkinton Police Department. The money donated will be used for the Hopkinton Police Community Night on September 9th. From HPD facebook.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Group dispersed from Sandy Beach parking area, individual
would like assistance removing her things from former partner's
apartment, pug puppy running around on Wood Street -
found owner, witnessed on video car knock over mailbox,
 illegal dumping, property manager reports individual with handgun
- turned out to be pellet gun, on Downey Street - goose wrapped
in fishing line caught in the weeds, bat in residence, more...
July 29, 2021
No Arrests
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  Roadwork Notice

 

Roadwork is scheduled to begin on the following streets. The type of work is called Cold in Place Recycling (CIR). Work hours will be approximately 7a-5p unless otherwise noted.

Dates are subject to change due to weather conditions.

Please expect delays, seek alternate routes when possible and follow detour signs where posted:

 

· 8/2 - Legacy Farms Rd North (Cedar St to Wilson St) - One lane of traffic will be open.

· 8/3 - Edgehill Rd - Road will be closed to thru traffic. Please use Stoney Brook Rd to Wedgewood Dr. Detour signs will be posted.

· 8/3 - Stoney Brook Rd (Saddle Hill Rd to Wedgewood Dr) - Road will be closed to thru traffic. Please use Edgehill Rd to Wedgewood Dr. Detour signs will be posted.

· 8/4 - Cunningham St - Road will be closed to thru traffic. Please use Wood St to Fruit St. Detour signs will be posted.

· 8/5 - School St (West Main St to the Upton town line) - Road will be closed. Please use Forest St in Upton to Walnut St to East St in Upton. Detour signs will be posted. Work hours 9a-3p.

· 8/5&8/6 - School St (West Main St to West Elm St) - Road will be closed to thru traffic. Please use Dicarlo Rd to Peppercorn Rd to West Elm St back to School St. Detour signs will be posted. Work hours 9a-3p.

· 8/6&8/9 - West Main St (Oakhurst Rd to School St) - One lane of traffic will be open. Work hours 9a-3p.

 

There will be a crew removing & plating structures on all of the roads above ahead of the CIR crew in preparation for the cold in place recycling work on Monday 8/2- Wednesday 8/4.

~ Mike Mansir

 
AG HEALEY SUES GRUBHUB FOR CHARGING RESTAURANTS ILLEGALLY HIGH FEES DURING COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

AG Alleges Online Food Delivery Platform Charged Fees to Restaurants that Exceeded State’s 15 Percent Fee Cap; Lawsuit Demands Refunds for Restaurants

BOSTON — July 29, 2021 - Attorney General Maura Healey today sued online food delivery service platform Grubhub Holdings Inc. for allegedly illegally charging fees to Massachusetts restaurants that exceeded the statutory fee cap in place during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The AG’s lawsuit demands refunds for restaurants that were harmed by Grubhub’s alleged unlawful practices.

The lawsuit, filed today in Suffolk Superior Court, alleges that Grubhub violated a provision of the state’s economic development legislation, which prohibited Grubhub and other third party delivery service platforms from charging fees to restaurants that exceed 15 percent of an order’s menu price. The fee cap came into effect on January 14, 2021 and remained in place until June 15, 2021, when Governor Baker lifted the state of emergency in Massachusetts.

“We allege that Grubhub knowingly and repeatedly violated the fee cap statute, raising costs by thousands of dollars and harming restaurants that were already financially distressed and trying to survive,” said AG Healey. “We are suing to get money back to these establishments and to hold Grubhub accountable for its unlawful conduct. Our restaurants have been hard hit by this pandemic and we will do everything we can to help get them the relief they need to recover.”

Grubhub is a delivery service platform through which customers order restaurant food for delivery or pickup. Restaurants contract with Grubhub to use its services, which include advertising the restaurant’s menu, accepting and processing orders and payments, transmitting orders to the restaurant, and delivering orders to customers.

The AG’s complaint alleges that Grubhub routinely and knowingly charged fees to restaurants that exceeded 18 percent of the order’s menu price, in violation of state law.

The AG’s lawsuit seeks to secure refunds for affected establishments, as well as civil penalties of $5,000 per violation, together with the costs of investigating and prosecuting the case.

In February 2021, AG Healey sent letters to Grubhub and other online food delivery service platforms reminding them that a 15 percent fee cap was in place. In May 2021, AG Healey sent a cease and desist letter to Grubhub, ordering the company to cease charging covered establishments fees in excess of 15 percent of the menu price of the online order, in violation of the law.

This matter is being handled by Assistant Attorney General Michael Sugar and Legal Analyst Maggie Wallace, both of AG Healey’s Insurance and Financial Services Division
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Hazardous waste collection on Saturday, July 31, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

This is a reminder that the Hopkinton DPW is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection this Saturday, July 31, from 8 am to 1 pm. Rid your home of all those nasty chemicals and dispose of them in a proper manner. Please visit our website for more details or click here for guidelines.
 
Thank you.

Sincerely,

John K. Westerling, MPA

Director of Public Works, Hopkinton DPW

And check Cornell's recently approved and expanded permanent outdoor seating, especially the tented tables and the new area behind the picket fence!:

July 29, 2021 - Cathy Burns Howe is pleased to let us share this pastel that is among many of hers on display at the NW Barrett Gallery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

There's no question which is the before and which is the after.
See more on this short video, and wait for Morena's reaction.

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Holliston, Hopkinton and Sherborn Police Restructure Regional Co-Response Jail Diversion Program, Offer Increased Intervention Services

Hopkinton Police Chief Joseph Bennett, Holliston Police Chief Matthew Stone and Sherborn Police Interim Chief David Bento are pleased to announce that their departments’ co-response Jail Diversion Program has recently been restructured and will now offer increased intervention services to its communities.

The Co-Response Jail Diversion Program (JDP), operated by Advocates in partnership with the police departments, aims to re-direct individuals committing non-violent offenses from the criminal justice system to more appropriate community-based behavioral health services. The regional Co-Response Jail Diversion Program, which previously included Ashland, has recently been restructured to be comprised of the Holliston, Hopkinton and Sherborn Police Departments.

With three communities as members of the regional program now, the program is able to allocate the same resources at a greater capacity to deliver proven intervention services to community members.

“It goes without saying how vital the Jail Diversion Program is to our three agencies as it allows our officers to respond to calls with mental health components in a way that ensures the individual gets the appropriate help,” Chief Stone said. “We are fortunate to have such a great working relationship with our JDP partners which in turn allows us to continue this crucial service.”

Launched in 2015, the JDP pairs specially trained crisis clinicians from Advocates with police officers at the Holliston, Hopkinton and Sherborn Police Departments. These embedded clinicians respond with patrol officers to calls for service and 911 calls providing immediate on-scene de-escalation, assessment and referrals for individuals in crisis.

Read Full Story(Press release from HPD)

 
Did you notice? Lunch AND/or dinner:
Fresh lobster $13.95/lb - any size!
Call ahead for steaming at no charge <---
 

St. Paul’s and St. Stephen’s Collaborate to Share Priest-in-Charge

Unique Arrangement Joins Churches from Different Dioceses

 

The Letter of Agreement was signed.by (front row, left to right): Laurie LaBrecque, senior warden of St. Paul’s; Reverend Mary Rosendale; Sharyn Philcox, senior warden of St. Stephen’s; (back row, left to right): Reverend Martha Hubbard, Regional Canon of the Diocese of Massachusetts; and Rev. Rich Simpson, Canon for the Ordinary for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts.

WESTBOROUGH, MA (July 28, 2021) – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Hopkinton and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church of Westboro have signed a Letter of Agreement which joins the two churches in a unique collaboration to share a Priest-in-Charge, Reverend Mary Rosendale. The Letter of Agreement was signed on Sunday, July 25 by Reverend Rosendale; Sharyn Philcox, senior warden of St. Stephen’s; Laurie LaBrecque, senior warden of St. Paul’s; Reverend Martha Hubbard, Regional Canon of the Diocese of Massachusetts; and Rev. Rich Simpson, Canon for the Ordinary for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts. The collaboration is unusual because it brings together churches from two different dioceses -- St. Paul’s is with the Diocese of Massachusetts, and St. Stephen’s is with the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts.

 

It’s been a joy to assist in bringing these two congregations and Rev. Rosendale together!  They are remarkably open to a ministry God is calling them into together, and have shown great generosity and flexibility in working out the details,” stated Rev. Hubbard. “This is an experiment that is bound to benefit these parishes and be a model for others who might also be called to collaborate.”

 

We are thrilled that we are able to bring a shared priest to St Paul’s parish and join the congregations in a supportive arrangement for celebrating our Christianity and the Word of God,” LaBrecque said. “We look forward to starting this journey together with St. Stephen’s.”

Philcox added, “It is our prayer that the combination of gifts and resources that each parish offers will provide a new way of doing church and a new way forward. We believe that by calling Mary as Priest-In-Charge for both St. Paul’s and St. Stephen’s, both churches can look with renewed hope to the future.” Rev. Rosendale had been serving as St. Stephen’s interim priest.

The collaboration will begin on September 1, 2021

Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Residential alarm sounding due to humidity, Grove Street
signals not cycling properly, fallen tree causes wires down
 onto car - 4 homes need inspection, caller was run
off of the road, walk in wants advice regarding license,
ongoing issue results in advice to get Restraining Order,
TT took down some wires on Wood Street,
individual hit and run in crosswalk on Main - confirmed
by cameras, owl struck on East Main, odor in home
from animal,  more...

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
No Arrests
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Wait Your Turn!

July 27, 2021 - Atlantic Puffins fly from Machias Seal Island off the Maine/Canada coast to gather Fish for their Chicks hidden in burrows and between rocks!

By mid August this large Puffin colony will have seen their young fledge in a first flight and they will all leave the Island to winter on the North Atlantic until next May when they return to Nest and Breed, often using the same burrows year after year! John Collins - Mr. Collins is a Hopkinton resident and a longtime contributor to HopNews.

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Save the dates for the Upcoming School Committee Listening Series!

When: Sunday and Tuesday evenings in August from 7:00 - 8:00 PM via zoom.
What is the Listening Series: The Listening Series will be targeted office hours to help the School Committee hear directly from specific sectors of our school community about their lived experiences, challenges, successes and concerns about diversity, equity and inclusion.

 
The schedule of invited groups and their allies is as follows:
Sunday, August 1 BIPOC students and families
Tuesday, August 3 Single parents and socioeconomically disadvantaged families
Sunday, August 8 LGBTQIA+ students and families
Tuesday, August 10 English Learners and families (ELPAC)
Sunday, August 15 Families / students receiving supports through IEP or 504 plans (SEPAC)
Tuesday, August 17 Advanced Learners and their families (ALPAC)
Sunday, August 22 Students and families whose school experience has been impacted by religious beliefs and/or practices.
Tuesday, August 24 Open session for those who were not able to attend a relevant session and/or for those who identify with a group not listed above.

Participants may join with their cameras turned on or off, according to their comfort level. A School Committee member will open the session with brief welcoming comments and invite attendees to share their experiences, highlight concerns, identify successes, and make suggestions for ways to improve student experience. Better understanding the experiences of our students and families will be helpful as the School Committee sets the budget and policies for the coming year. Zoom links will be accessible through the School Committee webpage, the town calendar and school listserv emails. If you have any questions or difficulty connecting, please reach out to School Committee Chair, Nancy Cavanaugh, at ncavanaugh@hopkinton.k12.ma.us.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Tire slashed and note left - vic knows perp, dog walking on bike trail,
set of keys found, trespassing on Frankland Road, license
plate found on side of road, youths playing basketball behind Center School at midnight - sent on their way, Downey Street caller reports
turtle in roadway - relocated turtle, Officer Jay Deiana and
MSP Trooper move stalled vehicle, anonymous caller
concerned about nephew, coyote running around
Saddle Hill Road, purse stolen, gentleman on side of Lumber
Street taking pictures of self, fireworks on West Main, off to
Tufts with bleeding dog, on Exchange Street - PREVENT HARASSMENT. ORIGINAL RP WILL LEAVE FOR THE NIGHT.
(31) REQUESTING ON-CALL JUDGE FOR EMERGENCY 209A,
 MVA on East Main Street w/PI, Bike Patrol: Legacy Farms - State Park - Echo Trail - Fruit Street - Main Street, stray dog in Linden Street yard, Dead coyote smells, lost wallet, Rolls Royce speeding, yellow lab in road, lost yellow lab, deceased cat,
July 22, 23, 24, 2021
July 25, 2021
Fire Logs
No Arrests
TOWN OF HOPKINTON
Town Manager/Board of Selectmen’s Office
18 Main Street,
Hopkinton, MA 01748
508-497-9700
Hopkinton’s Elementary School Building Committee-2 Begins Work

Hopkinton, MA – The newly formed Hopkinton Elementary School Building Committee - 2 (ESBC-2) met for the first time on Thursday, July 15, at the Elmwood School. The newly formed committee’s documented mission is “To facilitate the development of a proposed solution to the operational and educational constraints of Elmwood School that will be supported by the voters of Hopkinton, as well as the MSBA.”

 

The ESBC-2 was formed by a vote at the May 18, 2021 Select Board meeting, where members were officially appointed by the Select Board after also receiving the unanimous recommendation of the Town Manager, Superintendent, and School Committee.

 

At their first meeting, the committee members introduced themselves and organized. Jon Graziano (right in file photo) was elected as Chair of the Committee. Joe Markey (left) was elected Vice Chair. The Committee was then briefed by Dr. Carol Cavanaugh, Superintendent of Hopkinton Public Schools, on the mission of the Committee, the requirements of the Massachusetts School Building Authority, and the rough process that the project will follow. The Committee discussed how to maintain high levels of community engagement and input throughout the multi-year process.

Read the rest of the Press Release Here

 

ROADWORK SCHEDULED

Roadwork Notice (Revised) Crews will be removing & plating structures in preparation for road resurfacing work on the following streets starting on Wednesday July 28- Friday July 30. Work hours will be approximately 7a-5p unless otherwise noted.

 

Dates are subject to change due to weather conditions.

 

One lane of traffic will be open. Please expect delays and seek alternate routes when possible.

• Legacy Farms Rd North (Cedar St to Wilson St)

Edgehill Rd

Stoney Brook Rd (Saddle Hill Rd to Wedgewood Dr)

Cunningham St

School St (West Main St to the Upton town line) 9am-3pm

School St (West Main St to West Elm St)

West Main St (Oakhurst Rd to School St) 9am-3pm

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Karen L. Sherman, 53

Karen L. Sherman, 53 of Goochland, Virginia and formerly of Hopkinton, passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2021. Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Shirley (Swain) and Bruce Creswell Sr. She was the former wife of Ralph Sherman Jr. of Rhode Island.

Karen was a member of the class of 1986 at Keefe Tech in Framingham. She enjoyed horseback riding, going to Provincetown, and baking cakes for her children’s birthdays and other special occasions.

She is survived by three sons, James Sherman and his wife, Trinity of Goochland, Virginia, Jeffrey Sherman and his wife, Alyssa of Waltham, and Joshua Sherman of Rochester, New Hampshire. She also leaves behind her brother, Bruce “Chip” Creswell Jr. and his wife, Kerry of Hopkinton; her grandchildren, Avery, Kandice, Jace, Dean, Bruce, Lily and Andrew; her nieces, Kate Lee- Reyes and Brenna Creswell and great-niece, Harper Reyes.

A celebration of Karen’s life with family and friends will be held on Friday, July 30th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Woodville Rod & Gun Club. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com

 
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from July 17, 2021 to July 25, 2021
Choose Blue Links to See Town's Property Card
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
6 Poplar Lane Unit 283 Fnu Neerav Kumar $680,740 July 23, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
141 Hayden Rowe Street Emmanuel O Awa, Evette M Awa $1,050,000 July 23, 2021 Marcelo Menzes, Raquel Menezes
88 Old Town Road Joseph Roque, Andrea Ternullo $422,500 July 23, 2021 Edwatr R Toran, et al
20 Smith Road Adam J Johnson, Lei W Johnson $1,380,000 July 22, 2021 Liem Xuan Bui, Phin Thi Tran
1 Poplar Lane Gautam Gautam, Manisha Duti $856, 130 July 22, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
24 Roosevelt Lane Ravish Jain, Sunayana Jain $880,000 July 22, 2021 James D Hervol Tr, Kathleen D Hervol Tr, et al
1 Susan Drive Timothy D Kennedy, Sae Oh Kennedy $925,000 July 21, 2021 Rod D Gilbert, Tammy Gilbert
7 Wescott Drive Chandra Mohan Manish, Shriti Sah $1,700,000 July 21, 2021 Quality Framing Contractor Inc
38 Proctor Street Michael D Baker, Jodilyn C Baker $935,000 July 21, 2021 Gary Musso, Mairead K Bray
8 Christian Way Jehan Wickramasuriya, Sheila Yvette Shafer $1,700,000 July 20,2021 David J Mullins Jr, Vicki D Mullins
Last Week        
1 Sweetwater Way Mahendhar Reddy Yedla, Praneetha, Mankeena $728,000 July 16, 2021 Kirit Reddy Kottam, Ashrita Reddy Kottam
200 West Main Street Robert A Fender $456,670 July 16, 2021 Jung Hyun Nam, Jae Hee  Kang
4 Susan Drive Lin Zhang, Xiaochen $970,900 July 14, 2021 Gary J Muscanell, Lelie G Muscanell
10 Victory Lane Michael Daigle, Jennifer J Kirkland $585,000 July 14, 2021 Joshua L Ziolo
24 Wescott Drive Elizabeth M Harder $2,400,000 July 14, 2021 William K Nelson, Sherry A Nelson
Week Before        
22 Walcott Valley Drive #22 Rui Yang, Qiaozhen Liu $370,000 July 9, 2021 Alexander Potapov
17 Daniel Shays Road Carmelo Holdings LLC $790,000 July 9, 2021 Jeffrey J Bernard, Anna M Bernard
5 Sylvan Way Sudarshan Kadambi, Lakshmi R Kadambi $1,500,000 July 6, 2021 Paul Szczygiel
22 Magnolia Drive Unit 33 Azhar Ahmed, Tahaseen Mahaboob Basha $606,395 July 6, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
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Protective

July 25, 2021 - This American bald eagle takes a break from its growing eaglets to call at a dog being walked past its lair (Call of American bald eagle).
Lake Whitehall


July 25, 2021 - This wildflower on the shore of Lake Whitehall is a delight for the bumblebee.
 
In Deep


July 24, 2021 - This clear-wing hummingbird moth, captured on "film" by Coach Hughes, has it proboscis deep into the petal of a flower, sipping its nectar.

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Academy Graduate

July 23, 2021- Hopkinton Fire Department is pleased to announce that Firefighter/Paramedic John Shea graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy's 10-Week Career Recruit Training Program on Friday, July 23 2021. John will be returning to work next week and assigned to Group 1. 
Week ending July 25, 2021:
 
25% OFF!
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Hopkinton Police Logs Abstracts

Hit and run allegation on West Main proven incorrect
following review of camera footage, motor vehicle collision -
no PI, report of 2 dogs walking down West Main Street,
2 strays on Hayden Rowe, traffic light on Main malfunctioning,
male individual smoking bong on Lumber Street,
2 complaints of Ding Dong Ditch on Forest Lane...
July 22, 2021
New Arrest
 

Roadwork Notice


Crews will be removing & plating structures in preparation for road resurfacing
work on the following streets starting on Wednesday August 28- Friday August
30
. Work hours will be approximately 7a-5p unless otherwise noted.
Dates are subject to change due to weather conditions.
One lane of traffic will be open. Please expect delays and seek alternate routes
when possible.


Legacy Farms Rd North (Cedar St to Wilson St)
Edgehill Rd
Stoney Brook Rd (Saddle Hill Rd to Wedgewood Dr)
Cunningham St
School St (West Main St to the Upton town line) 9am-3pm
School St (West Main St to West Elm St)
West Main St (Oakhurst Rd to School St) 9am-3pm

 The Continuing Saga of Baby, the Rescue Crow 
Baby is Anting


July 23, 2021 — Nevermind a Crow's ear, here is a sight not captured frequently! Baby is ANTING!
So fascinating to watch, crows are known to do this; theory is the ants help clean their feathers and help ensure they stay parasite and/or lice free. Just a few minutes before I took this photo, he laid flat on the pavement over a little sand anthill. By the time I snapped the photo, most of the ants had scurried off. Notice the ant off to his right, that I saw hop off him. When crows do this, it's funny, they kind of "zone out" and stay like this for a few minutes. Notice his 3rd eyelid (nictitating membrane), he held shut for the whole time. The only time they close their eyes entirely (with a bottom eyelid) is when they are sleeping. Super interesting!! Baby is amazing. ~Julie Ford

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Mark Sanborn was introduced to this fall's players as the new Football Coach this afternoon

July 23, 2021 - Mr. Sanborn is a Hopkinton resident, who ironically played varsity football under Coach David M. Hughes, who took this photo. Mr. Sanborn also played baseball and basketball in Hopkinton, and went on to play college basketball.
 
Soccer Warmups

July 22, 2021 - Captains Ashley Butler and Gabi Ciri lead the soccer team in dynamic warm-ups. 
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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts

Tree leaning across roadway, sewer drain cover ajar,
male individual pulling on dog's ear, woman
had a few tings robbed from her, motorcycle
driving at high speed went off into the woods -
got up and drove away, bucket of fluid spilled
off truck, dog barking for two hours...
July 21, 2021
Arrests
 
Sparkler 8 Team Wins!

The Hopkinton Little League's Sparkler 8 team are the 2021 CHAMPIONS of the Ashland Sparkler Tournament!!
The boys bested the undefeated Shrewsbury team, 13-12 on Sunday, 18th July at Gryncel Park in Ashland.
Players pictured [L-R]: Colin M, Myles W, Curtis M, Ryan M, Nate G, Josh H, Luca Y, Malcolm R, Carson O, Nolan O, Drew H, and Dylan D.
Coaches [L-R]: Nate O, Courtney B, George H, and Ed O.

Giving Back

 

by Morgan Woodman

Besides being home to the starting line of one of the world’s oldest and best-known marathons (Boston!), Hopkinton, MA is also my home. The population is small — not even enough to fill Fenway Park — but the amount of love, charm, and support that stems from my hometown is immeasurable. Every year Hopkinton nearly doubles in size from its 17,000 residents to welcome more than 30,000 Boston Marathon participants. But while others may only think of Hopkinton on the third Monday in April, pride and essence pervades my home all year-round. With this, it is my greatest pleasure to give back to the community that has given so much to me.

I am beyond excited and extremely grateful for the opportunity to run the 125th Boston Marathon for the Friends of Hopkinton, supporting them in their goal to provide community activities that encourage town spirit, enthusiasm, and pride. In addition to planning town anniversary celebrations, the Friends of Hopkinton hosts annual town Family Day and Family Night events. They also bring together families, non-profits, clubs, and businesses by offering an array of free activities for everyone to enjoy including live entertainment, fun, games, food, and fireworks.

Being a part of a community can make us feel as though we are a part of something greater than ourselves. It provides us with opportunities to connect with people, to reach for our goals, and better ourselves and others. Please consider donating to this wonderful organization and supporting me as I strive to complete a lifelong dream of running the Boston Marathon for, and from my hometown. Every contribution has a direct impact on strengthening and uniting families and the benevolent community in which they are a part of. All donations are immensely appreciated. Thank you so much!

Please support Morgans’ fund raising effort by clicking on the link below.
https://gofund.me/b1c1ba6a

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To the Ocean

July 22, 2021- The Hopkinton Reservoir Spillway was busy yesterday, bringing water from recent unseasonably strong rains toward the Atlantic Ocean, as workers made repairs above, and an architect's abstract idea of granite waves is memorialized in the capstones on the retaining walls.
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Investigating Drowning in Strong, Rain-Driven River Current

 

GROTON – July 21, 2021 - Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Groton Chief of Police Michael Luth have confirmed an open investigation into a drowning that occurred today at approximately 3:19 p.m. in the Squannacook River in the area of Bertozzi Wildlife Management Area, Groton.

 

The preliminary information  suggests that a group of five friends were allegedly jumping in and out of the river using a rope swing. When they attempted to cross the river, one of them, a 17-year-old male, went underwater and did not resurface. Officers from Groton Fire located the male at 4:32 p.m. and subsequently transported him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. When officers were executing the recovery efforts, the river level was high, with a visibly strong current due to the recent rain. 

 

Mary Stone, 101

Mary Stone died peacefully on July 20th, following a full and happy life of 101 years. She was born to Ella and Henry Lord in Pittsburg, New Hampshire, where she and her sisters helped run the family business, Lord's Cabins. Mary went on to nursing school in Rhode Island, where she proudly received her RN degree. Upon returning to Pittsburg, she met her future husband, Norman Stone, who was working for Perini Corporation on a local construction project. Mary and Norman married in 1941 and moved to Massachusetts where they lived most of their life in Ashland, raising their family and then retiring to Cape Cod. Following Norman's death in 1992, Mary then moved to Hopkinton, MA where she remained until her health declined in 2021. Up until her final days, she treasured her family and all those who brought joy into her life.


Mary is predeceased by her husband Norman Stone and her sisters Leora Frain and Myra Brooks. She leaves her son Brian Stone and his wife Penney Stone of Holliston MA, daughter Beverly Watson and her husband Stephen of Weston MA, and daughter Eleanor Guare and her husband Thomas of Greensboro, VT.  Mary was especially proud of her grandchildren and their families, including Justin Stone, Brandon and Tara Stone, Ken, Kim, Owen and Lily Thompson, Sarah Guare and Anna Guare. Many friends and extended family members, especially Lany Borgerson, enriched her long and graceful life.


Arrangements are being handled by Matarese Funeral Home in Ashland, MA. There will be a private memorial service followed by interment at the Wildwood Cemetery.

 
Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Large pothole on Cunningham, tree down - ironically - on Wood
Street, out with vehicle at Echo Trail at 2:10 am, tree on
wires to service on Clinton, walk-in reports harasssment,
check of MV at Sandy Beach Parking, owl on side of road,
arrest of suspicious male after PBT (Portable Breath Tests) and FST
(Field Sobriety Tests)...
July 20, 2021
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Dappled

July 20, 2021 - Julie Ford has fun with a little dappled light on this male cardinal.

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HELP!!
Learn about Evan & Others

Live4Evan has reached a critical growth stage!

Right now, the L4E housing program is receiving as many as 25 applications per month from families across the globe wishing to stay in one of our three apartments.

The issue: 70% of families applying to stay, we cannot support.

To solve this housing crisis, we need more apartments to serve families who are undergoing treatment in Boston, sometimes for over 300 days at a time.

Here is where we need help from our supporters: we are asking for sustainable assistance from our donors by asking you to enroll in a monthly giving campaign.

By contributing $20/month you can directly impact the housing needs of our families by taking the burden of housing expenses off the family so they can focus all attention on getting their Heart Warrior better!

Please consider joining our Campaign. On behalf of all of us at Live4Evan and our heart-families, THANK YOU for your consideration and commitment in helping families heal together.

With love and appreciation,
Michael and Barbara Girardi

Barbara Girardi
Live4evan Housing Coordinator
barbara.girardi@live4evan.org
774.248.4039

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Hoverbird


July 20, 2021 - It looks as if the hummingbird is hovering like a jet as it approaches a flower for a drink of nectar, but its wings are likely flapping at 50 times per second! Photo by David M. Hughes, whose shutter was set for 1/3200th of a second to freeze the action to guarantee a crisp photo with no blur.
Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Individual found key, Red Fox has been sleeping on
porch all morning, caller from Marshall Ave has complaint,
car computer may have been breached, bunnies in
yard on Morse Lane, male individual walking around
looking in windows, dog got loose, caller reports neighbors
throwing things at his balcony, caller reports flat tire,
K-9 team out to Webster Mass, wrong side of road operator...
July 19, 2021
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Water on Main Street, Pleasant to Wood, to be Shut July 21st

Please be advised that due to a utility conflict with the new drains being installed, it will be necessary to shut down the water main on Main Street between Pleasant and Wood St. including Commonwealth Ave. This will take place Wednesday, July 21st at approximately 8:30AM and last for several hours. After the water is turned back on, you may notice some air or discoloration and may need to flush your cold water line.

 

Eric J. Carty Water-Sewer Manager
Hopkinton Water-Sewer Dept.
PO Box 171

Hopkinton, MA 01748

P 508-497-9765

Livability Survey Results In
"The results from the National Community Survey's Livability Report are a testament to Hopkinton's ongoing efforts to continuously improve our residents' quality of life," Town Manager Khumalo said. "We are extremely pleased to see numerous ratings within multiple facets increase from our 2013 survey and we look forward to continuing to build upon the work we've done to improve town services. We thank those who responded to the survey and also encourage any resident with an issue or concern regarding town services to contact town officials."
See the Survey Summary Here
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from July 10, 2021 to July 16, 2021
Choose Links to See Town's Property Card
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
1 Sweetwater Way Mahendhar Reddy Yedla, Praneetha, Mankeena $728,000 July 16, 2021 Kirit Reddy Kottam, Ashrita Reddy Kottam
200 West Main Street Robert A Fender $456,670 July 16, 2021 Jung Hyun Nam, Jae Hee  Kang
4 Susan Drive Lin Zhang, Xiaochen $970,900 July 14, 2021 Gary J Muscanell, Lelie G Muscanell
10 Victory Lane Michael Daigle, Jennifer J Kirkland $585,000 July 14, 2021 Joshua L Ziolo
24 Wescott Drive Elizabeth M Harder $2,400,000 July 14, 2021 William K Nelson, Sherry A Nelson
Last Week        
22 Walcott Valley Drive #22 Rui Yang, Qiaozhen Liu $370,000 July 9, 2021 Alexander Potapov
17 Daniel Shays Road Carmelo Holdings LLC $790,000 July 9, 2021 Jeffrey J Bernard, Anna M Bernard
5 Sylvan Way Sudarshan Kadambi, Lakshmi R Kadambi $1,500,000 July 6, 2021 Paul Szczygiel
22 Magnolia Drive Unit 33 Azhar Ahmed, Tahaseen Mahaboob Basha $606,395 July 6, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
Week Before        
9 Penny Meadow Lane Jared Stenquist, Alexandra Stenquist $1,325,000 July 2, 2021 Anne E Jones, Christopher J Jones
83 Weston Lane Unit 83 Richard W Bordeau $759,000 July 1, 2021 Trails LLC
3 Apple Treee Road Unit 3 BLDG B Allie Cichewicz $330,000 June 30, 2021 Susan M Lindberg et al
65 Spruce Street Unit 112 Dileep Kumar Pandiya, Vineeta Sharma $700,000 June 30, 2021 Veera Yelamanchi, Vasundhara Garikapati
16 Wedgewood Drive Shane Nelson $1,250,000 June 30, 2021 Hengyu Xu
30 Falcon Ridge Drive Michael Ballute, Kate E Ballute $1,300,000 June 30, 2021 Raj Santhakumar, Nitya
6 Kimball Road Michael J Fitzgerald, Barbara A Fitzgerald $1,150,000 June 30, 2021 James R Fucigna, Laurie E Fucigna
13 Walcott Valley Dr Unit 19 Lisa Woodward $356,000 June 29, 2021 John Jones, Linda Jones
16 Morningside Lane Unit 220 Sagar Neeli, Nirmala Namita Gade $750,000 June 29, 2021 Diane Landry
22 South Mill Street Daniel Rush, Hillary Rush $1,526,000 June 29, 2021 John M Sage, Grace M Sage
85 Weston Lane Unit 85 WES Hanet Bjorenson Droms, Ralph Edwards Droms $759,000 June 29, 2021 Trails LLC
28 Valleywood Road
David Hokanson, Bethany Goldenberg
$910,000 June 29, 2021 Keith J Maffiore, Mary L Maffiore
3 South Mill Street Amit Tandon, Vagdevi Bangalore Narasimha Murthy $1,535,000 June 28, 2021 Charles F Salyards, Wende M Salyards
17 Birkdale Lane Unit 17 BIR Jeffrey Luth, Linda W Luth $663,000 June 28, 2021 Trails LLC
 
Hopkinton Police Incident Logs Abstract
Handicap spot taken by unauthorized, ladder in middle
lane of Route 495, Lights at Main skipped a cycle,
2 cars trespassed on Frankland Rd property,
3-car MVA on WMain, vehicle sped past woman
walking dog on Ash Street, WPD requests HPD to tell
woman to stop calling Westborough restaurant,
neighbor dispute, car window smashed - attempt to steal
other car, "Rex" got loose from Ashland repair shop,

water leaking from roof, male locked in bathroom,
group of youths blocking pumps and one entrance on WMain,
loud party on Stewart Street, branches removed in 3 locations,
rooster in back yard, unwanted individual keeps showing up,
man locked inside doorway yelling for help...

July 16, 17, 18, 2021
No Arrests
Fire Dept. Logs

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Home Sweet Home


July 18, 2021 - This chickadee removes a plug of rotted wood from its new nest-building.

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"A Little to the Left?"


July 18, 2021 - Thanks to Julie Ford for sharing the growth of her rescued crow, Baby, with readers. We hope for many more updates to come.
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Springtime!

July 18, 2021 - Julie just now shares this colorful damselfly from earlier in the springtime that somehow got on the back burner.
 
 
So Much Arborvitae

July 16 2021 - So little time.


MassDOT Project Number: 606043 Construction Advisory No. 11 July 16, 2021 Two Week Look Ahead Please be advised that this schedule may change due to weather conditions and existing conditions found while performing the tasks below.

 

This work may impact traffic and require lane and sidewalk closures limiting access to driveways and entrances to businesses. What to Expect for the Week of July 19, 2021:

 

 

• Continuation of the Drainage Installation along Main Street (from Claflin Ave to 89-91 Main Street)

• Installation of Mast Arm Foundation for Traffic Signals along the corridor

• MassDOT Survey Crews to continue to locate limits of easements within the corridor

• Delivery of Drainage Materials What to Expect for the Week of July 26, 2021

• Continuation of the Drainage Installation along Main Street (from Claflin Ave to 89-91 Main Street)

• Continue installation of Mast Arm Foundation for Traffic Signals along the corridor

• MassDOT Survey Crews to continue to locate limits of easements within the corridor • Delivery of Drainage Materials

 

Additional information about the Main Street Corridor project is available on the Town's project website at https://hopkintonmainstreet.com  The Town of Hopkinton appreciates your patience and consideration while we work to support MassDOT’s project to revitalize our downtown infrastructure.

 

Ed note: Through the project life, while significant changes take place, the green Bar near the top will lead to the website.

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Fair, Yates, Betschart & McCrossan*

Friday night July 16th at the Black Box in Franklin at 7:30pm!! Don't miss it...


Inky Fair (drums & vocals) and Doug Betschart (guitar, vocals & bass pedals) have played music together for five decades throughout New England, starting with the band “Moonfast” in the early 70’s. After joining with Tom Yates (guitar, bass, keyboards & vocals) they formed “Fair, Yates & Betschart”, becoming the renowned house band at Timothy’s Spirits Company in Framingham for 5 years. They packed the house weekly and released their album “Spirits” of all original material.

 

Inky and Doug then became the rock duo Back Pages for 30+ years and with the recent addition of Steve McCrossan (keyboard, bass & vocals), continue to perform throughout the local area. For this special night at THE BLACK BOX in Franklin, Tom Yates is returning to the fold to form “Fair, Yates, Betschart & McCrossan.” 

 

"With the unusual combination of their varied talents, the band will cover a vast eclectic mix of classic and modern rock spanning five decades. It’s an event not to be missed."

 

In case of inclement weather this event will be moved inside.

 

*Editor's Note: Inky and Doug form  "Back Pages," which will be performing as a power duo at Bill's Pizzeria in Hopkinton on Saturday, July 17 are not strangers to HopNews readers and patrons of Bill's Pizzeria. On Friday, as they join two other seasoned performers/friends/bandmates in a larger venue at the Black Box in Franklin, they will prove that the sum of the parts, in this case, is measurably greater than the whole!

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Pole on West Main leaning into roadway,  checking
on dump truck, individual found cell phone, traffic flow
complaint - Granite Street, large log on West Main Street,
Chestnut Street tree on wires, caller reports vehicle passed
him in no passing zone on Wood Street, DMV removed
from roadway, more...
July 14, 2021
No Arrests
 
See David M Hughes' Hummingbird Photos - Click on Screenshot Below:
 
THIS COMING SATURDAY:
On Bloods Pond
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TOWN OF HOPKINTON
SELECT BOARD MEETING AGENDA
REMOTE MEETING
Monday, July 12, 2021 7:00 PM

ACTIONS TAKEN

7:00 PM SELECT BOARD TO ATTEND PLANNING BOARD MEETING
1. The Select Board and the remaining members of the Planning Board will interview
candidates Shahidul Mannan and Curtis Smithson, and consider voting to fill one
Planning Board vacancy with a term to expire at the May 2022 Annual Town Election.
Supporting Exhibits: Applications


The Select Board and the Planning Board appointed Shahidul Mannan to the Planning Board, to a term expiring at the May, 2022 Annual Town Election. (12-0)*

* Editor's note: Before the formal vote, the two boards took a straw poll that showed the candidates just two votes apart with Mr. Mannan ahead. The final, formal unanimous vote was the result of a motion to appoint Mr. Mannan, and showed solidarity of the two boards, and not the actual original sense of the members.

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UniBank Summer Interns Volunteer

Bank Interns Provide Support at Peace of Bread Food Pantry

 

WHITINSVILLE, MA – (July 13, 2021) – UniBank recently announced that their Summer Interns provide both business and community support.  Recently, they spent an evening serving over 120 meals to people in the community at the Peace of Bread Food Pantry in Whitinsville. 

 

Michael Welch, CEO of UniBank, stated, “As part of our long term and strategic planning, we have developed a robust Summer Intern Program to cultivate the financial and business skill-sets of some very promising college students in our region.  They are doing some great and important work internally here at the bank and true to our mission as a mutual / community bank, and part of our Foundations Program, they are also learning the importance of service as an element of being on Team UniBank.  At its core, mutual banking when done well is an exercise of the mind and heart.  At UniBank, we strive to embody the concept of servant leadership.”

 

UniBank is rooted in the Blackstone Valley with assets of $2.3 billion as of March 31, 2021. A full-service, mutually owned community bank, UniBank has branches in Central Massachusetts and the MetroWest region of Massachusetts. UniBank is dedicated to contributing to the overall quality of life and economic health of the communities it serves, while maintaining a high level of financial soundness and integrity. UniBank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC and Member DIF.  UniBank NMLS #583135. The company website is www.unibank.com. Contributed content.

 
Eye-catching

July 13, 2021 - Driving past on Main Street, an observer might wonder if they just entered Martha's Vineyard.
 


Hopkinton Police Incident Logs Abstracts
Caller reports being scammed, loose golden retriever reunited,
caller reports seeing someone looking through windows on camera - was oil delivery, injured duck in backyard, female reports she is lost and  needs police - Golden Pond representative responded to pick her up, more ...

July 12, 2021
No Arrests
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Freeze-frame!

July 12, 2021 - Dave gets it right at 1/3200th of a second to stop these wings from blurring due to motion. According to the Google, a North American hummingbird's wings beat 53 times a second in normal flight.
Hopkinton Police Incident Logs Abstracts
Illegal burn, smoking pole, false alarm elevator entrapment,
LF North manhole cover lifted, Fruit Street flooding, construction
trucks blocking driveway, dust sets off smoke alarm,

downed power line on Grove, tree down on Ash,
odor of natural gas McNeil Cir, wires sparking on Eastview Road,
theft of property on Elizabeth, snapping turtle in swimming pool,
assisting MSP on West Main, dog found and returned,
sinkhole on Mt Auburn Street, gravestone knocked over,
Ash Street smoke and fire, driver harassed while delivering packages on Pleasant Street, MV vs deer on granite St, someone in neighbor's house with flashlight - permitted, PC'd an intoxicated individual, more...

July 9, 10, 11, 2021
No new arrests
Fire Logs

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Select Board/Planning Board Zoom at 7:00 pm Tonight,
July 12, 2021 to Vote to Fill Vacancy on Planning
Link to Agenda
 
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from July 4, 2021 to July 9, 2021
Choose Links to See Town's Property Card
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
22 Walcott Valley Drive #22 Rui Yang, Qiaozhen Liu $370,000 July 9, 2021 Alexander Potapov
17 Daniel Shays Road Carmelo Holdings LLC $790,000 July 9, 2021 Jeffrey J Bernard, Anna M Bernard
5 Sylvan Way Sudarshan Kadambi, Lakshmi R Kadambi $1,500,000 July 6, 2021 Paul Szczygiel
22 Magnolia Drive Unit 33 Azhar Ahmed, Tahaseen Mahaboob Basha $606,395 July 6, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
Last Week        
9 Penny Meadow Lane Jared Stenquist, Alexandra Stenquist $1,325,000 July 2, 2021 Anne E Jones, Christopher J Jones
83 Weston Lane Unit 83 Richard W Bordeau $759,000 July 1, 2021 Trails LLC
3 Apple Treee Road Unit 3 BLDG B Allie Cichewicz $330,000 June 30, 2021 Susan M Lindberg et al
65 Spruce Street Unit 112 Dileep Kumar Pandiya, Vineeta Sharma $700,000 June 30, 2021 Veera Yelamanchi, Vasundhara Garikapati
16 Wedgewood Drive Shane Nelson $1,250,000 June 30, 2021 Hengyu Xu
30 Falcon Ridge Drive Michael Ballute, Kate E Ballute $1,300,000 June 30, 2021 Raj Santhakumar, Nitya
6 Kimball Road Michael J Fitzgerald, Barbara A Fitzgerald $1,150,000 June 30, 2021 James R Fucigna, Laurie E Fucigna
13 Walcott Valley Dr Unit 19 Lisa Woodward $356,000 June 29, 2021 John Jones, Linda Jones
16 Morningside Lane Unit 220 Sagar Neeli, Nirmala Namita Gade $750,000 June 29, 2021 Diane Landry
22 South Mill Street Daniel Rush, Hillary Rush $1,526,000 June 29, 2021 John M Sage, Grace M Sage
85 Weston Lane Unit 85 WES Hanet Bjorenson Droms, Ralph Edwards Droms $759,000 June 29, 2021 Trails LLC
28 Valleywood Road
David Hokanson, Bethany Goldenberg
$910,000 June 29, 2021 Keith J Maffiore, Mary L Maffiore
3 South Mill Street Amit Tandon, Vagdevi Bangalore Narasimha Murthy $1,535,000 June 28, 2021 Charles F Salyards, Wende M Salyards
17 Birkdale Lane Unit 17 BIR Jeffrey Luth, Linda W Luth $663,000 June 28, 2021 Trails LLC
Time Before        
13A Lilac Court Bldg15 Jenna M Mastroianni $420,000 June 25, 2021 Christine M Meyers
71 West Main Street Kasuwan, Inc. $455,000 June 23, 2021 West Main Street Cleaner et al
16 Saddle Hill Road William A Dyle, Kristen K Doyle $1,447,950 June 23, 2021 Saddle Hill Realty
16 MacNeil Circle Unit 39, Bldg 15 Debra L Young $449,000 June 21, 2021 Timoth D Gilliam, et al
15 Spruce Street Unit 87 Vivek Singh, Anjali Singh $760,000 June 21, 2021 Venkata Ravi Gorti, Radhika Sanghireddy
1 Rosewood Lane Sandra B Champion $440,000 June 21, 2021 Yuncong Ma
 
Turtle Talk

July 11, 2021 — Julie Ford believes — and who else would know what animals say to one another — that the older turtle on the left is showing the younger turtle how far apart they need to be for social distancing.
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July 11, 2021 - Maggie Neff, who as a child auditioned on The Voice, appeared last evening at Bill's Pizzeria in Hopkinton, Mass to an intimate crowd of fans, and new, instant fans. Give a listen, and then watch for her next booking! (The camera lost a little focus on one song, but it still sounds great!
Goodyear?

July 11, 2021 - Dave shares one of a snake he took at Firehouse Pond yesterday. Wow! Looks like tire tread!

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Parent and Offspring

July 11, 2021 - By David M Hughes.
 
Has Anyone Seen the Beaver Muskrat?

July 10, 2021 - Thanks to Coach David M Hughes for scoring quite a few photographic touchdowns today. We'll show more tomorrow.
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Did the Deer Have Any Doe?

July 9, 2021 - Not much. She had about one buck - nyuck, nyuck! Photo by Jacques LeDuc (Yes, THAT Jacques LeDuc). And the humor is a style borrowed from him (and the Three Stooges). Photo in his backyard.
 
Scene on Cedar Street Today

July 9, 2021 - Some people might have fun wagering if the pole will fall due to gravity or from a motor vehicle collision first before it is up righted or replaced. If that pole falls, and if past is prologue, several others could come down with it.

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Why bother with the culvert under the roadway?

July 9, 2021 - Above, West Elm Street today with a culvert that reaches capacity in these types of rain events. Below, on the former Rafferty Road. It may look like a pile of snow or ice, but it is water churning up from a manhole that it pushed open.

Below, a torrent broke through the underbrush creating a new cascade of water and silt apparently from behind The Trails of Hopkinton today.

Below, on Main Street, another example of the power of water to pave its own path today.

Below, an ages-old ponding on Main Street
Synchronous!

July 8, 2021 - Julie was busy today. Let no bird remain un-photographed! This looks like Bloods Pond, where, judging from the flawless feathers on the smaller great blue heron in the rear, we might be seeing parent and offspring.
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GRLA Updates the Hopkinton Center for the Arts’ Terry Farmhouse


July 9, 2021 — GRLA [Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects] is proud to continue our 25-year relationship with the Hopkinton Center for the Arts with the long-awaited renovations to the historic Terry Farmhouse.

 
The circa 1850 farmhouse, which has been well-used over the years for art and music instruction and includes a longstanding ceramics studio, is being updated to expand the open area on the first floor to better accommodate the ceramics classes. The second floor is being renovated to provide more music instruction rooms with improved soundproofing, access, and all new finishes and lighting.


The exterior, which is showing its age, will be completely rehabilitated with new windows, doors, siding and trim, as well as a new roof and added insulation. The exterior stairs will be relocated to the rear of the building to provide an opportunity to bring the north elevation back to its original window configuration. The ramp will be rebuilt to provide compliance with ADA regulations and to be accessible directly from dedicated HC parking spaces.

 
The Hopkinton Community Preservation Commission is funding the exterior renovations while a grant from the Mass Cultural Council is funding renovations to the interior. Completion of both projects is slated for late summer 2021.

 
Baby

July 8, 2021 - Photographer Julie Ford keeps us apprised of the progress of her rescue crow named Baby, whose remarkable feathers, like brush strokes, would be the worthy subject of any respectable painter.
Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Pallets fell off of truck and are in the Fruit Street roadway,
ex-boyfriend refuses to return her car, Southborough
requests bolo for Ryder truck that hit Cedar St ext bridge
and fled, following paper exchange from MVA walk in
 reports threats, hit and run on Saddle Hill Road,
tree down on Lumber Street - TT involved with wires,
power line on fire on North Mill, shed struck by
lightning, house struck by Lightning, Westborough
PD requests female officer...

July 7, 2021
Existing Arrest

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Hopkinton Police Log Abstracts

Traffic light not cycling properly, MV parked all week at
Rocky Woods Rd,
power lines hissing and making noises, bus transporting
students on East St heavily
damaged, check on truck driver sleeping
Wood St/495 bridge, scooter operating illegally - recklessly
and flipping the bird," dog bite info given to Dog Bite Officer, scam phone call,  lines down on Linden, wire on Grove St sidewalk, CC fraud... . In addition to specifically noted reported incidents, the police check several locations throughout Hopkinton every evening, and one or more throughout the day.
July 6, 2021
Existing Arrest
Update on Arraignment of Men in Connection with Carrying Firearms on I-95 Over Weekend

WAKEFIELD – The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and Massachusetts State Police have confirmed seven men were arraigned today in Malden District Court in connection with allegedly being in possession of improperly stored firearms without a license during an incident on interstate 95 in Wakefield this weekend. All defendants arraigned today by Judge Emily Karstetter in Malden District Court were ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Friday, July 9, 2021. The prosecutor who handed today’s arraignment is Assistant District Attorney Graham Van Epps

Alban El Curraugh and John Doe 2 had their arraignments continued to tomorrow, July 7, 2021.

John Doe 1 was ordered held pending fingerprinting and positive identification. The next date in his case is Friday, July 9, 2021.

The juvenile will be arraigned at a later date

The defendants are identified as follows (two of the defendants continue to refuse to identify themselves),

JAMHAL TAVON SANDERS LATIMER, a.k.a. JAMHAL TALIB ABDULLAH BEY, 29, of Providence, R.I.;
ROBERT RODRIGUEZ, 21, of the Bronx, New York;
WILFREDO HERNANDEZ, a.k.a. WILL MUSA, 23, of the Bronx, New York;
ALBAN EL CURRAUGH, 27, of the Bronx, New York;
AARON LAMONT JOHNSON, a.k.a. TARRIF SHARIF BEY, 29, of Detroit, Mich.;
QUINN CUMBERLANDER, 40, of Pawtucket, R.I.;
LAMAR DOW, 34, of the Bronx, New York;
CONRAD PIERRE, 29, of Baldwin, New York;
A male juvenile, age 17;
John Doe #1, refusing to identify self;
John Doe #2, refusing to identify self.
All defendants have been charged with:

Unlawful possession of a firearm;
Unlawful possession of ammunition;
Use of body armor in commission of a crime;
Possession of a large capacity weapon;
Improper storage of firearms in a vehicle; and
Conspiracy to commit a crime.
Additionally, Hernandez, Johnson, Dow, and the juvenile male are charged with furnishing a false name to police.

Based on the preliminary investigation all 11 males refer to themselves as a militia and state that they adhere to “Moorish Sovereign Ideology.” The group claimed that it was traveling from Rhode Island to Maine to conduct what it refers to as “training.” None of the men, who were dressed in military fatigues and body armor and were armed with long guns and pistols, has a license to carry firearms. The group was in possession of four pistols, a shotgun and four rifles, including three AR-15 style rifles in addition to thousands of rounds of ammunition. They were also in possession of binoculars and body armor.

This is an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section and State Police.

 
More Boat Parade

July 6, 2021 - Please enjoy more from the Lake Maspenock Boat Parade 2021.
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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Occupied vehicle at HSP Rafferty boat ramp,
wrong way driver on/off 495, unoccupied vehicle
left in lot on West Main, HS student allegedly sold contraband
to caller's HMS son, unwelcome coyote in caller's backyard,
40 cars in EMC garage having a memorial,  coyote walking
circles unafraid in caller's backyard - ACO put down,
rollover accident with entrapment on Chestnut St - extricated 28
minutes later - OUI arrest, motorcycles racing up and down Downey
St w/o headlights, 2 deer struck on 495, unauthorized charges on
bank account, walk light gets stuck at Lumber/Main,
large party shooting fireworks, white shepherd loose,
(3) fireworks complaints...
July 2, 3, 4 5
One New Arrest
Fire Dept Log

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Lake Maspenock Boat Parade 2021

July 6, 2021 - "We need a bigger boat!" Great themes across the water at the Lake Maspenock Boat Parade on Monday.


 
America's Birdday

July 5, 2021 - Dave documents the progress of an American bald eagle family. Above, this year's young looks ready to fly, but the parent will judge that. They do not get their recognizable white crown and tail feathers until after three or soyears..
Can You Spot (<--- Hint) the Queen Bee?

July 5, 2021 - Dave has sent a photo of cultivated bees purchased by his daughter. The queen is easy to "spot."
 
Yes, It's a Fly, But Julie's Story is Amazing

July 5, 2021 - I'll take pictures of anything that catches the eye! And of course, try to find something interesting out about them. This glowing fly is a Green Bottlefly.

Adult Common Greenbottle Flies drink nectar and help pollinate crops like broccoli, cabbage, collard greens, onions, and kale. Adults are a metallic green color. Some have shades of yellow on their shiny bodies. All have black hairs sparsely covering the body and large red eyes. The timing of this species' life cycle is well-studied and useful information thanks to its diet and habitat.

Common Greenbottle Fly larvae eat from the carcasses of dead animals. Knowing the size and life stage of the maggots makes their presence at a crime scene useful in timing the decomposition of corpses. This species of adults is one of the first flies to arrive on a corpse. Thanks to short lives, they move through various life stages in days, not weeks or years, offering valuable information to forensic teams. Maggots have also been used medicinally to clear rotting tissue from humans when surgical options are ineffective or impossible. When placed in an infected, necrotic area, the maggots carefully devour the dead tissue, sparing the healthy tissue, thereby cleaning the wound.

The more you know! ~ Julie Ford

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Hopkinton Police Log Abstracts
4-car MVA on Main Street, traffic light too long,
unauthorized vehicle in handicap space, fraud,
mulch fire extinguished on West Main Street,
ongoing issue, tree on wires on Pond Street,
mulch smoldering, bike seat stolen, more
mulch fire, B&E East St commercial property -
stolen items, car blocking deliveries, individual
complains someone took his picture on Church St,
incident of fraud, pontoon boat on beach - fire burning,
3 vehicles drag-racing down South St,
West Main resident requests AC be turned on,
 youth walking in dark clothing, lost wallet, $300 charge
on card, camper broken down, money scam via VENMO,
trees and wires issues (4) due to storm, boiler red-tagged,
hit and run, fraud (2), visiting team out of control,
teen bleeding from (stabbing?) - 2 suspects fled,
fuel leak at Main Street Auto, male jumping in front of traffic
on Cedar Street, juvenile suspect turns himself in...
June 28, 2021
June 29, 2021
June 30, 2021
July 1, 2021
Fire Logs 6/21 - 6/28
No New Adult Arrests

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from June 26, 2021 to July 3, 2021
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Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
9 Penny Meadow Lane Jared Stenquist, Alexandra Stenquist $1,325,000 July 2, 2021 Anne E Jones, Christopher J Jones
83 Weston Lane Unit 83 Richard W Bordeau $759,000 July 1, 2021 Trails LLC
3 Apple Treee Road Unit 3 BLDG B Allie Cichewicz $330,000 June 30, 2021 Susan M Lindberg et al
65 Spruce Street Unit 112 Dileep Kumar Pandiya, Vineeta Sharma $700,000 June 30, 2021 Veera Yelamanchi, Vasundhara Garikapati
16 Wedgewood Drive Shane Nelson $1,250,000 June 30, 2021 Hengyu Xu
30 Falcon Ridge Drive Michael Ballute, Kate E Ballute $1,300,000 June 30, 2021 Raj Santhakumar, Nitya
6 Kimball Road Michael J Fitzgerald, Barbara A Fitzgerald $1,150,000 June 30, 2021 James R Fucigna, Laurie E Fucigna
13 Walcott Valley Dr Unit 19 Lisa Woodward $356,000 June 29, 2021 John Jones, Linda Jones
16 Morningside Lane Unit 220 Sagar Neeli, Nirmala Namita Gade $750,000 June 29, 2021 Diane Landry
22 South Mill Street Daniel Rush, Hillary Rush $1,526,000 June 29, 2021 John M Sage, Grace M Sage
85 Weston Lane Unit 85 WES Hanet Bjorenson Droms, Ralph Edwards Droms $759,000 June 29, 2021 Trails LLC
28 Valleywood Road
David Hokanson, Bethany Goldenberg
$910,000 June 29, 2021 Keith J Maffiore, Mary L Maffiore
3 South Mill Street Amit Tandon, Vagdevi Bangalore Narasimha Murthy $1,535,000 June 28, 2021 Charles F Salyards, Wende M Salyards
17 Birkdale Lane Unit 17 BIR Jeffrey Luth, Linda W Luth $663,000 June 28, 2021 Trails LLC
Last Week        
13A Lilac Court Bldg15 Jenna M Mastroianni $420,000 June 25, 2021 Christine M Meyers
71 West Main Street Kasuwan, Inc. $455,000 June 23, 2021 West Main Street Cleaner et al
16 Saddle Hill Road William A Dyle, Kristen K Doyle $1,447,950 June 23, 2021 Saddle Hill Realty
16 MacNeil Circle Unit 39, Bldg 15 Debra L Young $449,000 June 21, 2021 Timoth D Gilliam, et al
15 Spruce Street Unit 87 Vivek Singh, Anjali Singh $760,000 June 21, 2021 Venkata Ravi Gorti, Radhika Sanghireddy
1 Rosewood Lane Sandra B Champion $440,000 June 21, 2021 Yuncong Ma
Week Before        
5 Falcon Ridge Drive Mark F Logan, Angela L Logan $1,015,000 June 18, 2021 Robert K Perkins, Susan M Perkins
15 Knoll Road Pavlina Wolf $336,000 June 18, 2021 Clementine G Curtis Tr, et al
9 Gibbon Road Lijuan Yao, Huafeng Li $780,000 June 18, 2021 Linda A Toloczko, et al
29 Wedgewood Drive Dmitry Rumberg et al $1,230,000 June 17, 2021 Carol M Bingham Tr, et al
15 Clubhouse Lane #639 James L Mack, Nancy B Mack $639,000 June 15, 2021 Trails, LLC
51 Chestnut Street Bertalan Zieger, Marina Zieger $590,000 June 15, 2021 Sharyle L Hassan,
3 Gibbon Road Jesse Eddy Kristen Sweeney $691,250 June 14, 2021 Schuster, Jonathan A, Elaine D Schuster
4 Falcon Ridge Drive Adam Feigen, Jessica Feigen $1,065,000 June 14, 2021 Brian C Hanks, et al
20 Magnolia Drive Unit 332 Narasimha Challa, Samapita Ghosh $631,300 June 11, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
24 Magnolia Drive Unit Sarvani Mann, Karthik Namburu $610,010 June 11, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
A Midsummer Dream -- Another Vets Breakfast

Don't Miss It!

 

Friday, 9 July 2021, at 0900 hours will be the Hopkinton Vets Breakfast at the Senior Center.  Old Guard New England will be the guest chef.  The entire cooking/serving crew has first-hand experience  with military chow and inside/outside "mess" operations.

The menu comprises eggs, hash browns, bacon, and beef hash (SOS returns during the August breakfast), with tasty donuts, crumb cake, and coffee.

Agenda items will include naming Lost Comrades, Vets on Sick Call, historical remembrances of military events of 9 July, announcements of ongoing local veterans activities, and closing quips by Jacques LeDuc.  

Members of the American Legion Post will lead the gathering in the Pledge of Allegiance and grace before the meal.

See you there.

Out. 

 
Runneth Over


July 4, 2021 - Mike Beatty, our fountain hero of the week,  found and cleaned a clogged filter on the Town Common irrigation system that supplies water to the fountain.  Maybe this or low ground water level was the cause of the fountain not getting enough make up water last week which required us to temporarily shut down the fountain.  The recent rain likely improved the ground water level also. The fountain is back on line. Thanks Mike, and Happy Fourth of July to all in Hopkinton.  We will miss the Horribles Parade this year...

~from Fountain Guardian Emeritus,
Ken Weismantel. HopNews File photo.
 

JOINT UPDATE FROM MIDDLESEX DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

AND MASSACHUSETTS STATE POLICE

 

The ongoing investigation by Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section and State Police Troop A has determined that all 11 males arrested yesterday in Wakefield refer to themselves as a militia and state that they adhere to “Moorish Sovereign Ideology.” The group claimed that it was traveling from Rhode Island to Maine to conduct what it refers to as “training.” None of the men, who were dressed in military fatigues and body armor and were armed with long guns and pistols, has a license to carry firearms. Troopers have recovered eight firearms thus far: three AR-15 rifles; two pistols; a bolt-action rifle; a shotgun; and a short barrel rifle.

 

The defendants are identified as follows (two of the defendants continue to refuse to identify themselves),

  1. JAMHAL TAVON SANDERS LATIMER, a.k.a. JAMHAL TALIB ABDULLAH BEY, 29, of Providence, R.I.;

  2. ROBERT RODRIGUEZ, 21, of the Bronx, New York;

  3. WILFREDO HERNANDEZ, a.k.a. WILL MUSA, 23, of the Bronx, New York;

  4. ALBAN EL CURRAUGH, 27, of the Bronx, New York;

  5. AARON LAMONT JOHNSON, a.k.a. TARRIF SHARIF BEY, 29, of Detroit, Mich.;

  6. QUINN CUMBERLANDER, 40, of Pawtucket, R.I.;

  7. LAMAR DOW, 34, of the Bronx, New York;

  8. CONRAD PIERRE, 29, of Baldwin, New York;

  9. A male juvenile, age 17;

  10. John Doe #1, refusing to identify self;

  11. John Doe #2, refusing to identify self

 

All suspects are charged with the following offenses:

 

  1. Unlawful possession of a firearm, eight counts;

  2. Unlawful possession of ammunition;

  3. Use of body armor in commission of a crime;

  4. Possession of a high capacity magazine;

  5. Improper storage of firearms in a vehicle; and

  6. Conspiracy to commit a crime.

Additionally, HERNANDEZ, JOHNSON, DOW, and the juvenile male are charged with furnishing a false name to police.

Additional charges are possible if the ongoing investigation, including the expected search of the defendants’ two vehicles, determines they are warranted.

 

The juvenile defendant will be released to parental custody. The remaining adults will be each be held at the Billerica House of Correction on $100,000 cash bail. They will be arraigned next week in Malden District Court.

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Talk About Safety


July 4, 2021 - From Hopkinton Police Department facebook: On June 17, 2021 Officer Jay Deiana visited Rachel's Rascal Daycare and talked with the rascals about safety and then gave out safety coloring books. Lastly the rascals toured the cruiser and had fun with the public address system. Thank you to Rachel for sharing her rascals with us. Have a happy, safe and great summer "rascals."
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Hopkinton Garden Club

July 3, 2021 - The Hopkinton Garden Club has acquired these modern-type of planters (Self-watering) and spruced up the Downtown area. We recently photographed a couple of others the club placed on each side of the Hoyt statue. Bravo!

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Growing so Fast

July 4, 2021 - David's baby barn swallow.
 
Wakefield Armed Standoff Ends in 11 Arrests

July 3, 2021 - Massachusetts State Police marked the beginning of an armed standoff on Route 95 in Wakefield by stopping to see if a vehicle in the breakdown lane needed help. They came upon armed men who refused to identify themselves, and instead scattered into nearby woods when challenged further. Here is a self-styled member of The Rise of the Moors live-streaming in the early morning and then later in the morning. MSP Col. Mason spoke to the press while the standoff was ongoing. WCVB's take on the conflict following the Colonel's press conference. In the photo above appear to be "Bear Cats" surplus military armored troop carriers made available to police departments and organizations, such as CEMLEC (Central Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council), which has responded to despondent individuals and a swatting in Hopkinton in the recent past (Sniper on C Street)

      

Below in a photo Tweeted by author Nick Adams - an apparent video screen grab - are two of the individuals allegedly involved in the incident, one appearing to be the individual narrating the live video. According to District Attorney Marian Ryan, the individuals - as of this writing unnamed - will be arraigned in court on Tuesday.




1.) Lake Whitehall Boat Parade still on for July 4th beginning at 1:45 pm.
2.) Light Up The Lake postponed until July 4th at 8-11:00 pm.
 
Smoke on the Water

July 3, 2021 - Much fog on Lake Whitehall yesterday as seen from Highland Street, and over the Lake Whitehall Dam.
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Very Special Memories


July 2, 2021 - Thinking ahead to this year's July 4th weekend I was reminded of one of the most patriotic moments I have ever experienced. It happened on a Monday in April of 2014.


I was fortunate to take the attached photos a few minutes after Meb Keflezighi was crowned winner of the 2014 Boston Marathon.

 
More than usual, the flags on the Boston Public Library seemed to be beaming with pride as Meb was being interviewed by
WBZ-TV's Steve Burton [Off-camera].


The gold olive wreath from Marathon, Greece added a historic touch to a day that spoke to the power of the human spirit
as well as adding more meaning and depth to ... Boston Strong!


Happy 4th of July America, and thanks Meb and the BAA for a memorable moment!

 
Please be safe and enjoy the weekend!
Tim

Photos © 2014 Timothy Kilduff

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Green Heron

July 2, 2021 - By David M Hughes.
 
Police Report No Danger to Public
Hopkinton stabbing victim expected to live

HOPKINTON — July 2, 2021 - Chief Joseph Bennett reports the Hopkinton Police Department has charged a teenager in connection with a stabbing that occurred yesterday.

A JUVENILE MALE, AGE 14, OF HOPKINTON, is charged with Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon.

Police report there is no perceived threat to the public and all parties involved are known to each other.

At 1:48 p.m. on Thursday, Hopkinton Police responded to a report of a stabbing involving teens at an apartment complex on Constitution Court. Upon arrival, police found a 14-year-old Hopkinton boy had suffered injuries that are serious but not believed to be life-threatening. He was taken by ambulance to an area hospital.

The suspect voluntarily turned himself in to police on Thursday night. No bail was posted after he was booked and he was released into the custody of his parents overnight. He is expected to be arraigned in Framingham Juvenile Court later today.

Hopkinton Police are actively investigating the incident. Chief Bennett also wishes to thank the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office for their support throughout the investigation. No further information is available at this time.

~ from Hopkinton PD News

 
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Development Under Agreement with Toll Brothers

July 2, 2021 - Originally planned for over 30 homes, the development being constructed between Chamberlain Street and Whalen Road has been reduced to 29, and is now under agreement, according to developer Paul Mastroianni, with Toll Brothers, a Fortune 500 company that claims to be the 5th largest homebuilder in the United States. Their website lists Whalen Road as the site of their future sales office, and the photo below as an example of their luxury kitchens.

The plan above shows two cul-de-sacs, each ending at an access intended to be for emergency use only. The new neighborhood will be accessible by driving through two existing neighborhoods that the residents did not want to be cut-throughs to avoid Downtown. On their website, Toll Brothers is calling the new development Edgewood at Hopkinton, and listed starting prices at $1.5 million.

 
Which is it?

July 2, 2021 - Are they free, or are they $3? On Pond Street.
 

George Behrend Jongeling, 78

George Behrend Jongeling, 78, of Milford, Massachusetts passed away on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. George was a generous, wise and kind man whose life was truly a blessing to his loving family and his many friends.

Born in 1943 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, George was the eldest child of George and Evelyn Jongeling. His childhood was spent on his family’s dairy farm in Chancellor, where he had many adventures and helped his parents with every aspect of the farm’s operation. After attending a one-room schoolhouse through eighth grade, George graduated from Chancellor High School in South Dakota in 1961. George went on to graduate from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 1966 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

George started his engineering career in the field of power generation with the General Electric Company. Business travel for his various management positions took him all over the United States, Europe, and Africa during his 25 years with G.E. In 1989, George joined the Swiss Company ABB as Vice President of Turbine Power Generation. He completed his professional career as Vice President of Gas Operations for Keyspan Energy of New England, retiring in 2005.

During their 28 year marriage, George and his wife Judy traveled the world, both on business and during their retirement. They enjoyed many winters in Naples, Florida, always welcoming their family members to join them. George was an outdoors enthusiast, and enjoyed annual fishing and hunting trips with his best friends in Alaska, Colorado, Missouri, and South Dakota. George treasured the special trips he made with his children to Egypt, Spain and Greece.

George is survived by his wife Judy; his daughter Kristi (Worcester, MA); his son Steven and partner Rita (Clifton Park, NY); his grandson Alex and his wife Sarah (Latham NY); his former wife Vera (Sioux Falls); his brother Charles and his wife Barbara (Sioux Falls, SD); his sister Darline (Charlotte, NC); his step-daughter Lisa Vega and her husband Joseph (Napa, CA), and their two children, Roger and Jolie; his step-daughter Lana McAuliffe and her husband John (Hopkinton, MA) and their children, Tommy, Sam, Jack, Zachary & Lisa; and many beloved nieces, nephews and cherished friends.

George was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Always there for everyone, with an easy smile and a helping hand. His was a life well-lived.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Chancellor, South Dakota.

https://www.callanancronin.com/

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Hopkinton Bows to St. Mary's, 5-2, in 2021 MIAA Baseball Eastern MA Div. 2 Championship
 









PJB Tournament


July 1, 2021 - The Mastroianni family, parents Noreen and Paul in front and two of the three triplets, Christopher and Ryan behind, pause for a photo during the golf tournament for Project Just Because on Monday. Below, from left: Spencer Dryden of Scott's Landscaping, Select Board member Brendan Tedstone, John Palmer of McIntyre Trucking, Scott Dryden of Scott's Landscaping at Hopkinton Country Club for the PJB tournament. Contributed photos.

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"Let Your Journey Start Here"

Pease enjoy an excellent video about Hopkinton put together by the Hopkinton
Chamber of Commerce.
 
Expansion

June 30, 2021 - Chris Siarkos cuts the ribbon at his family's latest restaurant venture, this time in Framingham at the location of the former 400 Club, now The Buckley Kitchen and Bar. Mr. Siarkos, his son, Zach (far right) and son in-law, George, on left, are known in Hopkinton for rebuilding Bill's Pizzeria building, upgrading its menu, and adding entertainment. More recently, they opened MAZI in Ashland, also offering entertainment, as well as a very modern menu. They were not committal when asked about entertainment in the new venue.

 

Below, George Vasilakeris, Roy MacDowell, Zack Siarkos and Mayor of the City of Framingham, Yvonne Spicer greet one another prior to the ribbon cutting, Ms. Spicer was clear that today is her birthday. Mr. MacDowell is well known in Hopkinton for developing Legacy Farms. He also recently developed The Buckley in Framingham, hundreds of luxury apartments for which the new eatery is named.

 

Donald Quentin Sears, 95

Donald Quentin Sears, 95, of Hopkinton, passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Born in Newton, he was the son of the late Edith (Hubbard) and Chester Hunt Sears. He was the beloved husband of 68 years to Margaret “Peg”(Schermerhorn) Sears of Hopkinton.


Don and Peg raised their family in Wellesley, then resided in Holliston for 9 years before retiring in Yarmouthport on Cape Cod for 23 years. Donald was a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and Harvard University.

 

He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. Don and Peg loved to travel in the U.S. and Canada visiting National Parks in their motor home. Don loved family visits, enjoyed woodworking, photography and was an avid golfer, whose favorite golf courses were the Nehoiden and the Kings Way Golf Courses.


Besides his wife, Donald is survived by his children, Jane Sears Pierce and her partner Daniel Goodwin of Holliston, Laura Sears Brady and her husband, Paul Francis Brady Jr. of Eastham, Margaret Lynne “Mardy” Sears and her husband Venkatesh Gopal of Evanston, IL. He also leaves behind his sister, Carol Veum and her husband, James of Franklin; grandchildren, Christopher Donald Pierce and his wife, Amanda Elizabeth of Blackstone, Sarah Jane Pierce of Wrentham, Ashwin Sears Gopal of Evanston, IL, and great granddaughter Penelope Elizabeth Pierce of Blackstone; as well as many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his siblings, Richard, Douglas and Bruce Sears.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 7th at 10:00 a.m. at Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com  Interment will take place on the same day at 2:30 p.m. at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Don’s name to The American Heart Association at www.heart.org

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Roadwork Notice

 Crack Sealing work is scheduled to begin on Thursday July 1 on the following streets. One lane of traffic will be open at all times. Work is expected to take approximately two weeks. Work hours will be 9am-3pm except for Frankland Rd which will be 7am-3pm. All work is subject to change due to any potential bad weather.


Please do not park any vehicles in the street as it will prevent the contractor from completing the work.

 

 

 East Main St (Full length),

Elm St (Wood St to Lumber St Ext),

Frankland Rd (Legacy Farms Rd North to Cross St),

Grove St (Full length),

Hayden Rowe St (Grove St to Teresa Rd),

West Main St (Main St to Lumber St and School St to the Upton town line),

Wood St (Whisper Way to Exchange St).

 

Thank you, Mike Mansir Highway Manager.

Muhammad Ali from around 1970 pointing out what some today might call systemic racism,
with light humor.

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Rosemarie Phipps, 82

 

Rosemarie Phipps, 82, of Hopkinton, passed away Monday, June 28, 2021 at Golden Pond Assisted Living in Hopkinton, surrounded by family. Born September 22, 1938 in Natick, MA, she was a longtime resident of Framingham and Hopkinton.


Rosemarie worked hard her whole life at many jobs, retiring from Keefe Technical school so she could spend more time with family and friends. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend. Not a day went by that she did not speak to one or many of her loved ones. She loved to travel with her family, especially to see Nubble Light, listen to and sing music, as she did in the St Tarcisius choir, and be with her family and friends on holidays. In her spare time she enjoyed cross-stitching, ceramics and reading and attended every Boston Marathon from her front yard in Hopkinton for over 20 years. Her ever-spoken mantra “make the memories” defined her life.

 
She is survived by her 3 loving children: Deborah Pennie and her husband, Robert of Millville, Michael Phipps and his fiancée, Debbie Brodeur of Mendon, Matthew Phipps and his wife, Heather of Lowell. She also leaves behind 5 grandchildren: Shannon Pennie, Brian Pennie, Derek Pennie, Samuel Phipps and Dominic Phipps, her sister Lorraine, life-long friend Mary Greenwood and Rosemarie’s long-time partner, Calvin Greenwood.

 
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 1st from 4-7 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com  A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 2nd at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s church in Holliston. Burial will be held at St Tarcisius Cemetery in Framingham. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rosemarie’s name may be made to Brookhaven Hospice, 114 Turnpike Rd, Suite 206, Westborough Ma, 01581

 
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from June 19, 2021 to June 25, 2021
Choose Links to See Town's Property Card
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
13A Lilac Court Bldg15 Jenna M Mastroianni $420,000 June 25, 2021 Christine M Meyers
71 West Main Street Kasuwan, Inc. $455,000 June 23, 2021 West Main Street Cleaner et al
16 Saddle Hill Road William A Dyle, Kristen K Doyle $1,447,950 June 23, 2021 Saddle Hill Realty
16 MacNeil Circle Unit 39, Bldg 15 Debra L Young $449,000 June 21, 2021 Timoth D Gilliam, et al
15 Spruce Street Unit 87 Vivek Singh, Anjali Singh $760,000 June 21, 2021 Venkata Ravi Gorti, Radhika Sanghireddy
1 Rosewood Lane Sandra B Champion $440,000 June 21, 2021 Yuncong Ma
Last Week        
5 Falcon Ridge Drive Mark F Logan, Angela L Logan $1,015,000 June 18, 2021 Robert K Perkins, Susan M Perkins
15 Knoll Road Pavlina Wolf $336,000 June 18, 2021 Clementine G Curtis Tr, et al
9 Gibbon Road Lijuan Yao, Huafeng Li $780,000 June 18, 2021 Linda A Toloczko, et al
29 Wedgewood Drive Dmitry Rumberg et al $1,230,000 June 17, 2021 Carol M Bingham Tr, et al
15 Clubhouse Lane #639 James L Mack, Nancy B Mack $639,000 June 15, 2021 Trails, LLC
51 Chestnut Street Bertalan Zieger, Marina Zieger $590,000 June 15, 2021 Sharyle L Hassan,
3 Gibbon Road Jesse Eddy Kristen Sweeney $691,250 June 14, 2021 Schuster, Jonathan A, Elaine D Schuster
4 Falcon Ridge Drive Adam Feigen, Jessica Feigen $1,065,000 June 14, 2021 Brian C Hanks, et al
20 Magnolia Drive Unit 332 Narasimha Challa, Samapita Ghosh $631,300 June 11, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
24 Magnolia Drive Unit Sarvani Mann, Karthik Namburu $610,010 June 11, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
Week Before        
11 Walcott Valley Dr Unit18 Jenna M Mercier, Steven M Cedrone $232,100 June 9, 2021 Christine D Jordan, James Jordan
87 Weston Lane Unit 87 WES Mary Ann Hamman Tr, et al $759,000 June 8, 2021 Trails, LLC
19 Hayden Rowe St Carlos Abraham Henkle $400,000 June 4, 2021 Michael D Hutchinson
34 Wilson St Tiffany Bentley $950,000 June 4, 2021 Stanley J Allen, Lisa G Allen
2 Belknap Street Roshni Shinde, Paresh Bhimrao Pawar $715,000 June 3, 2021 Tiffany M Bentley
41 Hayden Rowe Street James Dale Murphy $490,000 June 3, 2021 Jeanette J Murphy, Edward J Murphy
6 Rosewood Lane Unit 10B Keith J Mafiore, Mary L Maffiore $435,000 June 1, 2021 Mark C Nicholas
10 Hidden Brick Road Adam M Barry, Christine P Barry $1,310,000 June 1, 2021 Jared J Welsh II, Gail E Welsh
26 Magnolia Drive Unit 335 Yosha Kumari, Priyank Bhushan $595,455 May 28, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
12 Magnolia Drive Unit 328 Mohit Jindal, Akanksha Jindal $607,840 May 28, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
170 Saddle Hill Road King Hei Leung, Ya Wen Zhang $850,000 May 27, 2021 Samuel R Hendlerr, Meredith R Hendler
6 Barbara Road Maria C West, Steven P West $760,000 May 27, 2021 John R Ferrari
14 Pendulum Pass Daniel Amirault, Stevie Amirault $1,150,000 May 27, 2021 Leo V Colborne
3 Summer Street Augusto R Mendes $500,000 May 27, 2021 Rand Curry
6 BullMoose Run Kumar Biplab, Geeta Tadav $845,000 May 26, 2021 Matthew C Corkum, Joanne E Corkum
14 Magnolia Drive Jigger Shah, Sidhdhi Shah $751,350 May 26, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
3 Doyle Lane Unit 27C Francis J DeYoung $355,000 May 26, 2021 Gregory A Matthews, Andrea J Matthews
16 Magnolia Drive, Unit 330 Nishit Kumar Shah, Twishabahen Shah, Nishitkumar Shah $816,617 May 25, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
16 Trevor Lane Unit 8 Blg2 Alexander Potapov, Juliana Potapov $610,000 May 25, 2021 Debra Daley, John  A Daley
10 Dogwood Way Unit 110 Carmela A Townsend $690,000 May 24 , 2021 Hongsong Chou, Weisheng Xu
42 Ash Street Patricia Allen $450,000 May 24, 2021 Kelly A Fitzgerald TR, et al
8 Penny Meadow Lane Nathan P Forand, Jennifer Forand $770,000 May 24, 2021 Michael DeBennedetto, Colleen C DeBennedetto

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Parade Around Track at David M Hughes Stadium

June 28, 2021 - HCA Director Kelly Grill, students, and volunteers at this past Saturday's first LGBTQUIA Pride Parade in Hopkinton. The parade was organized by the Hopkinton Freedom Team, with help from the Hopkinton Youth Commission.
For more information:
https://www.hopkintonfreedomteam.org
 
Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Noise complaint, absent resident hears of truck damage
to stone wall from neighbor, custody questions, vehicle's
front wheel fell off on Wood Street, dog barking for 45 minutes,
Community Policing at Pride Parade at David M Hughes Stadium,
small dog running in road - reunited, fraud [x2], traffic backed up
from State Park, forged prescription, weaving operator
arrested for OUI, lost wallet, found wallet, sparks from wire
behind residence, odor from gas fireplace - shut off unit,
June 25, 26, 27, 2021
New Arrest
Fire Logs

Congratulations!

Canty's Underdog Scholarship continues to give ten $1000 scholarships each year. This would not be possible without the support of our community. The class of 2021 recipients of the scholarship in Memory of Brad Canty are: Holly Burns, Haley DeLuca, Katelyn Diune, Katherine Graham, Nicholas Igartua, Katherine Morse, Megan Murchie, Charlie Nealon, Catherine Szczepankiewicz, and Nia Alvarado-Rodriquez.
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Whodunnit?

June 28, 2021 - Beautiful flowers in modernistic planters at the Hoyt statute. According to Mary-Anne Guild, Hopkinton Garden Club member, the club was responsible for these and the others like them around the Downtown.
 

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Farmer's Market


June 27, 2021 — Soft music, light breeze, fragrant food, sparkling jewelry and alpaca "wool" to satisfy all of the senses at the Hopkinton Farmer's Market today. The market will take July 4 off.
 

Sharon E. Schiloski, 73 (New funeral service location)*


Sharon E. Schiloski, 73, of Hopkinton, passed away suddenly on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at Mass General Hospital in Boston, surrounded by her 5 boys. Born March 26, 1948 in Framingham, she was the loving daughter of the late Francis and Helen (Bernard) Deiana. She was the wife of the late Robert Schiloski.

Sharon worked at both Clearpoint and Carbones in Hopkinton for many years, before retiring to take care of her most prized possessions in life, her grandchildren. Sharon was the most devoted Mother, Nana, Sister, and Aunt. She was loved by so many and had a way of making an entire room laugh. Not a day went by that she didn’t speak to her loved ones.

 

She is survived by her 5 beautiful sons: Robert Schiloski and his wife, Jill of Franklin, Peter Schiloski of Mendon, Philip Schiloski and his wife, Jody of Hopedale, Richard Schiloski and his wife, Sandy of Upton, and David Schiloski of Hopkinton.

 

She also leaves behind 14 grandchildren, soon to be 10 great-grandchildren, 6 siblings: Helen Ware, Sheila Matejko and her husband, Mike, Richard Deiana, William Deiana and his fiancée, Kathleen, Terri Kenney and her husband, Jack, David Deiana and his wife, Stella, Peter Deiana and his wife, Mary, her sister in law, Lola Dzerkacz and her husband, Frank, and brother-in-law, Kenneth Schiloski; as well as many nieces and nephews who she loved like her own. She was predeceased by her brothers, Francis and Bruce Deiana; her sister, Cindy Deiana, and her brothers-in-law, Philip and Paul Schiloski.

 

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 29th from 5-8 pm at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. *A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, June 30th at 10:00 a.m. at Chesmore Funeral Home. Burial will be held privately at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sharon’s name may be made to BayPath Elder Services, Inc. 33 Boston Post Rd. W, Marlborough, MA. 01752.

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They're Back!

June 27, 2021 - Live performing musicians are back, and so are their fans. Above, Back Pages, Doug Betschart and Inky Fair rocked the house at Bill's Pizzeria last night as part of the band's monthly Saturday rotation. Mazi, Bill's other place in Ashland, will present them this coming Thursday. Mazi has live entertainment both Thursdays and Saturdays. Their July schedule is here. And on Wednesday, The Buckley Kitchen and Bar in Framingham, part of the growing Siarkos family of restaurants, will open to the public.
 
Cricket Pays

June 26, 2021 - Members of Hopkinton's large South Asian community formed a cricket league that held a tournament today and donated part of the proceeds to the Hopkinton Police. Above, Chief Joseph E Bennett accepts the check from Ravi Dasari, Hopkinton Cricket Club. Photo by David M Hughes.
 
A Day in the Life

Julie Ford doesn't seem to want to travel far from her Hopkinton home until "Baby," her adopted crow, is fully healed and  ready to fly with the best of them. Above is a short video of Baby and some other feathered  friends that have her on their foraging route.

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Morgan's is also open Sundays for fresh fish, take and bake and lobsters.
 
Hopkinton 7, North Attleboro 2

June 25, 2021 - Cam Jarrett, Senior Captain, beats the throw to first in this photo-finish, driving a runner home at the same time. Conor Kelley pitched the entire game.
 
Hopkinton Center for the Arts

June 25, 2021 - Willie J Laws brought them in and cranked them up on the lawn at Hopkinton Center for the Arts tonight.

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Balance Rock

June 24, 2021 - A View of Balance Rock in Arches National Park at 1 AM yesterday morning as Jupiter rises on the left, while the Full Moon out of Frame on the right illuminates the Landscape! ~John Collins
 
Where's the Road Kill?

June 24, 2021 — Dave got a shot of a perfect turkey vulture specimen today, but the road kill that was nearby was removed digitally.
1. Vulture attempts to board an airplane with a dead squirrel under its wing.
2. "You can't bring that on the airplane," barks the attendant.
3. "Why not?" asks the vulture. "It's carrion."
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Just the Facts, Please

June 24, 2021 - Teresa Boyce left her post at the grill in a rush to take more orders from people in line at Snappy Dogs on Grove Street this afternoon, as Lisa Volpe Hachey prepared the condiments for ongoing orders, and the line thinned out. Teresa is just concerned with what is going on the grill, and Lisa with the toppings.

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Patience Rewards

June 24, 2021 — The photographer saw the eyes in the great blue heron bulging, followed by coinciding body language, and was inspired by its patience, which rewarded the bird with a nice fish, and the photographer with a nice photo. A close look reveals that the bird's open beak has pierced the fish, perhaps a 'pout, in two places;  today in Little Pond at the end of Lake Whitehall.
 
Nothing But Pressure Here

June 24, 2021 - Hopkinton resident Mark Mercer of Under Pressure* cuts the ribbon for his new Hopkinton location at 88A Elm Street this morning surrounded by family, staff and Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce executives.

 

Mr. Mercer, although a Hopkinton resident, began his thriving business in Framingham, but saw this opportunity to be adjacent to Route 495 — also near his Hopkinton clients and family — and moved quickly to lease the space. Under Pressure has an informative website and can be reached easily on facebook.


Mr. Mercer is a graduate of the New England School of Photography, and also attended Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts, but was instead drawn to continue to grow his successful business. Visitors to his office at 88A Elm Street will be missing out if they do not ask to see his camera collection.

 

* Yes, "Under Pressure" is also the name of a song by Queen, but song titles themselves are not protected by copyright.

 
Feeding Time


June 23, 2021 - Barn swallow chicks giving their parents no option!

June 23, 2021 - We recently broke ground on the new Center for Creativity and Design! We're eager to share updates as the construction progresses. ~ Fay School
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Tribute to K-9 Kitt

June 23, 2021 - Yesterday, numerous members of the Massachusetts State Police, including members of our K-9 Unit, joined at Gillette Stadium to pay respect and bid farewell to Braintree Police K-9 Kitt, killed in the line of duty earlier this month. K-9 Kitt was a member of the Braintree Police Department for 12 years and was partnered with Officer William Cushing Jr. for 11 of those years. Rest in peace K-9 Kitt.State Police Superintendent Colonel Christopher Mason and Deputy Superintendent Lieutenant Colonel Scott Warmington were also in attendance at today's services. ~From MSP.

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Two FREE HCA Concerts This Weekend

This weekend the HCA has two FREE outdoor concerts lined-up! Willie J Laws on Friday, June 25 and the Nate Aronow Nextet on Saturday, June 26. Both concerts are from 6:30 to 8:00. Get your free tickets for these and more events at www.hopartscenter.org/events-calendar HopNews file photo.
 


HCA Dance Program Expands

Lease is signed and we are excited to announce the HCA dance program, which has grown tremendously this past year, is temporarily moving to 22 South Street in Hopkinton (in the Price Chopper Plaza).
Come check out the new space at our Open House on July 15 | 3:30 to 6:00pm
 
Hopkinton Police Log Abstracts
Delivery truck strikes underground garage (South St.),
2 dogs running loose down Hill St., trailer in
swamp on Cedar St., BOLO from Ashland for
Dodge Charger or Challenger with female yelling for help,
report of stolen vehicle, backing up MSP, minor accident
on West Main, spent fireworks in Sandy Beach lot,
caller believes BB hit window, tree down across
Clinton St., caller reports driver failed to yield to
him in crosswalk, caller reports motor vehicle
not returned, more... 

June 21, 2021
June 22, 2021

After a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hopkinton PolyArts is pleased to be returning to the Hopkinton Common on Saturday, September 18th to host the 46th annual event. Hopkinton PolyArts was established in 1974 as a festival that featured regional artisans, crafters and local nonprofits managed by a small committee of volunteers. This has become a cherished all day town event and highlights talents of local artists, often it is said that it is attendee’s favorite day each year in Hopkinton per Pam Litchfield who has help orchestrate the event for many years.

 
The revenue from the Hopkinton PolyArts vendor fees has always been reinvested into aspiring artists from Hopkinton, in the form of annual scholarships to high school seniors. Even without hosting the 2020 Hopkinton Polyarts festival a commitment was made by the committee and an anonymous supporter to still host a scholarship to a 2021 applicant.


The 2021 Hopkinton PolyArts Scholarship was awarded to Antonio “Tony” Weissinger. Tony is an Eagle Scout, a member of National Honor Society, along with being very involved in local and regional theater and musical productions. Tony graduated from from HHS and is heading to Northeastern; his long-term goal is to someday operate his own nonprofit theater bridging generations together.

        See PolyArts on facebook, and read full press release.

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June 21, 2021 - Looks like the senior tennis players are posing for their best "Trading Card" shot tonight before squaring off against Plymouth, which they won 5-0.
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Hiller Baseball
Hopkinton 3, North Quincy 0

June 21, 2021 - Throw from short to first for the out!
 
Red Squirrel Visiting on Porch

June 21, 2021 - Dave isn't going to let a beauty like this get away without a photo.
 

Beth Lavoie, 70


Beth Lavoie, 70, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2021, lovingly surrounded by her family at her home of 41 years in Hopkinton, MA. Born on March 2, 1951 in Syracuse, New York, Beth was the first of five children of the late Dolores (Reynolds) and Edward Burke. She and her late husband, Leo Lavoie, were married for 36 years.


Beth treasured spending time in Chatham, MA, where she created a second home filled with wonderful memories. Amazingly kind and empathetic, Beth naturally put people at ease and had a way of making them feel cared for and heard. Her unforgettable, merry laugh will be missed dearly. Beth loved The Sound of Music and would often sing the songs to her children and grandchildren. A few of Beth’s “Favorite Things” included great conversations with interesting people, knowing her children were safe and happy, her first sip of coffee, days at the beach, going out to dinner (especially for a delicious prime rib!), a meaningful quote, a customized playlist, a good book and hosting family holidays.


Beth is survived by her children, Matthew Patrick Lavoie of Arlington, VA, Pattie Colleen Reid and her husband, Jesse of Stow, and step-daughter, Linda Lavoie and her wife, Mary Ann Germain of Worcester. She also leaves behind her siblings, Patty Gibson and her husband, Denny of Westport, CT, Michael Burke of Dallas, PA, and Chris Burke of NYC, along with her nephews, Jack, Max and Bo Gibson. She is predeceased by her brother, Steve Burke. She cherished being “Nana Beth” to her beloved grandchildren Emmett Leo and Felicity Shea Reid.


Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 24th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com . A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, June 25th at 10:30 a.m. at Saint John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton. Interment will be held at a later date. Beth’s family is forever grateful to the doctors and nurses that cared for Beth. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Beth Lavoie to support the Mass General Cancer Center under the direction of Dr. David Miller and his work. Gifts can be made in Beth’s name at www.giving.massgeneral.org/donate    . Checks made payable to Massachusetts General Hospital can be mailed to: MGH Development Office C/o Tara Henry 125 Nashua St, Suite 540 Boston, MA 02114.

Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstract
Mailbox hit and run, [2] deer struck- one fled - other deceased,
32 year-old Franklin man making suicidal statements via text,
Wellesley PD request touch base with resident re: hit and run,
Maple Ave resident reports cameras outside he entrance,
red mini-van taping dirt bike doing a wheelie, reckless
driver got out of car and threatened caller, Kruger Road
caller reports banner torn off of property, suspect in Wellesley
hit and run not in driveway, boys jumping fence and then
jumping into pool, Census Bureau harassing resident,
large snake stuck in net, daughter drove into chain
and left the scene of the damage, loud kids o Lumber Street,
checking individual behind Center School on foot at 12:45 am,

White Ford F-150 pickup hit and run - f/e damage, State Park traffic
backed up for 2 miles on Cedar Street, parking citations issued
on Cedar Street, Citations issued - illegally parked trailers and
aggressive jet ski operators... more.
June 18, 2021 - June 20, 2021
Fire Logs

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from June 11, 2021 to June 18, 2021
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Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
5 Falcon Ridge Drive Mark F Logan, Angela L Logan $1,015,000 June 18, 2021 Robert K Perkins, Susan M Perkins
15 Knoll Road Pavlina Wolf $336,000 June 18, 2021 Clementine G Curtis Tr, et al
9 Gibbon Road Lijuan Yao, Huafeng Li $780,000 June 18, 2021 Linda A Toloczko, et al
29 Wedgewood Drive Dmitry Rumberg et al $1,230,000 June 17, 2021 Carol M Bingham Tr, et al
15 Clubhouse Lane #639 James L Mack, Nancy B Mack $639,000 June 15, 2021 Trails, LLC
51 Chestnut Street Bertalan Zieger, Marina Zieger $590,000 June 15, 2021 Sharyle L Hassan,
3 Gibbon Road Jesse Eddy Kristen Sweeney $691,250 June 14, 2021 Schuster, Jonathan A, Elaine D Schuster
4 Falcon Ridge Drive Adam Feigen, Jessica Feigen $1,065,000 June 14, 2021 Brian C Hanks, et al
20 Magnolia Drive Unit 332 Narasimha Challa, Samapita Ghosh $631,300 June 11, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
24 Magnolia Drive Unit Sarvani Mann, Karthik Namburu $610,010 June 11, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
         
Last week        
11 Walcott Valley Dr Unit18 Jenna M Mercier, Steven M Cedrone $232,100 June 9, 2021 Christine D Jordan, James Jordan
87 Weston Lane Unit 87 WES Mary Ann Hamman Tr, et al $759,000 June 8, 2021 Trails, LLC
19 Hayden Rowe St Carlos Abraham Henkle $400,000 June 4, 2021 Michael D Hutchinson
34 Wilson St Tiffany Bentley $950,000 June 4, 2021 Stanley J Allen, Lisa G Allen
2 Belknap Street Roshni Shinde, Paresh Bhimrao Pawar $715,000 June 3, 2021 Tiffany M Bentley
41 Hayden Rowe Street James Dale Murphy $490,000 June 3, 2021 Jeanette J Murphy, Edward J Murphy
6 Rosewood Lane Unit 10B Keith J Mafiore, Mary L Maffiore $435,000 June 1, 2021 Mark C Nicholas
10 Hidden Brick Road Adam M Barry, Christine P Barry $1,310,000 June 1, 2021 Jared J Welsh II, Gail E Welsh
26 Magnolia Drive Unit 335 Yosha Kumari, Priyank Bhushan $595,455 May 28, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
12 Magnolia Drive Unit 328 Mohit Jindal, Akanksha Jindal $607,840 May 28, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
170 Saddle Hill Road King Hei Leung, Ya Wen Zhang $850,000 May 27, 2021 Samuel R Hendlerr, Meredith R Hendler
6 Barbara Road Maria C West, Steven P West $760,000 May 27, 2021 John R Ferrari
14 Pendulum Pass Daniel Amirault, Stevie Amirault $1,150,000 May 27, 2021 Leo V Colborne
3 Summer Street Augusto R Mendes $500,000 May 27, 2021 Rand Curry
6 BullMoose Run Kumar Biplab, Geeta Tadav $845,000 May 26, 2021 Matthew C Corkum, Joanne E Corkum
14 Magnolia Drive Jigger Shah, Sidhdhi Shah $751,350 May 26, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
3 Doyle Lane Unit 27C Francis J DeYoung $355,000 May 26, 2021 Gregory A Matthews, Andrea J Matthews
16 Magnolia Drive, Unit 330 Nishit Kumar Shah, Twishabahen Shah, Nishitkumar Shah $816,617 May 25, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
16 Trevor Lane Unit 8 Blg2 Alexander Potapov, Juliana Potapov $610,000 May 25, 2021 Debra Daley, John  A Daley
10 Dogwood Way Unit 110 Carmela A Townsend $690,000 May 24 , 2021 Hongsong Chou, Weisheng Xu
42 Ash Street Patricia Allen $450,000 May 24, 2021 Kelly A Fitzgerald TR, et al
8 Penny Meadow Lane Nathan P Forand, Jennifer Forand $770,000 May 24, 2021 Michael DeBennedetto, Colleen C DeBennedetto
Time Before        
76 School Street Patrick Shannon, Jennifer Shannon $847,000 May 21, 2021 Elizabeth A Sylvester Tr, et al
16 Birchwood Lane 8D Matthew C Pfledger, Leandra Pfledger $418,500 May 21, 2021 Bridget Carey
6 Forest Lane Unit 8 Anna V Levit $490,000 May 21, 2021 Robert D Hall, Lois B Hall
1 Castle Hill Road Cade Brown, Amy F Brown $640,000 May 21, 2021 Ronald Bates, et al
89 Weston Lane Unit 89WES John T Crowe, Pamela M Crowe $774,000 May 20, 2021 Trails LLC
12 Weybridge Lane Unit 25d Rishabh Jain, Chitrangda Godha $430,000 May 18, 2021 John Wilbur, et al
284 Hayden Rowe Street Osvaldo Fitte, Hilda Fitte $400,000 May 18, 2021 Jada Group LLC
 
The Knack

June 6, 2021 - Nicole Fornal shares this photo of a railroad bridge over the Blackstone River taken, ironically, from another former railroad bridge that is now a walking path. Nicole has a knack for seeing the natural and the manufactured combine in brilliant photographs taken with her phone camera and aided by the HDR photographic method.
 
No need to Leave Home

June 20, 2021 - Thanks again to Julie Ford for sharing her incredible eye for animals and other creatures, and without needing to leave her Hopkinton home much at all lately. Today's close up is of a garter snake helping her "with pest control."
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In Training

June 20, 2021 — The American bald eagle that Dave Hughes has been photographing had a young one that could barely see over the edge of the nest when we last saw it. Now, it appears the little one has grown enough to begin learning how to move on tree limbs, below. Next, we might see how-to-flap-wings lessons.
 

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Mini-show 

June 20, 2021 - The Red Devil Car Club brought a handful of their unique vehicles to Fairview Estates on East Main Street for a Father's Day viewing this morning.
 
Did Dad say something about a typical New England clambake with steamers and lobster?
Having guests over to celebrate Fathers Day, but don't feel like cooking?
There is a solution to both:
 
 
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Ricardo at MAZI, early.
Then, Greek Night 10 pm - 1:00 am
 

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Alpacas

June 19, 2021 - Charlton Street in Oxford today.
 
Shapes of Things

 June 19, 2021 - Despite all of the surrounding visual distractions, we can tell easily where the birds are, even from 100 feet away.
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Jerry Reaches Out

Editor:

      As I have thought about the events of the last few days, I mentioned a lot of people who have helped me and my business along, while I was busy moving out of the space that the people of Hopkinton have graciously supported with their gasoline purchases, and the trust they have put in me for repairing their vehicles. Sometimes when you're busy like the last few days, it takes a while to settle down and put it all in perspective. There is one person I forgot to mention.

 

I want to be sure people know how thankful I am to Scott Dryden for his work putting on that party for me at Cornell's the other day. He did a great job. It was quite a sendoff.

 

Thank you, Scott,

Jerry Lazzaro

1292 Washington Street

Holliston, MA

Hopkinton 18, Franklin 6


June 18, 2021 - Caroline DiSimone takes a home run victory lap today. Below, Emily Jurasek slides safely into third.

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Hopkinton 4, Silver Lake 1

June 18, 2021 - Photo #1: First singles player, Maya Storm, hits a forehand during her 3 set match loss to Silver Lake Regional High School.
Hopkinton won the overall match, 4-1, and moves on to the South Division 1 quarterfinals against Bishop Feehan High School on Monday in Hopkinton.
 
Two Serious Father's Day Meals
BBQ basics from Arena's or cooked, hot, individual clambakes from Morgan's

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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Amazon truck  blocking half of road, traffic
complaints via email, back window of vehicle on
Wood Street shattered (BB Gun), male trying to break,
 into vehicles, lost dog on Church Street reunited,
Fawn Ridge residents victim of Ding Dong Ditch...




June 17, 2021
Existing Arrest
 

James Patrick Fitzgerald Sr., 86


James Patrick Fitzgerald Sr., 86, of Humarock and formerly of South Weymouth, MA, passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Mary Kate (Sullivan) and Patrick T. Fitzgerald. He was married to the late Ellen (Kilroy) Fitzgerald.

 
Jim grew up in Dorchester, MA and was a 1955 graduate of Boston College. A Lieutenant in the Navy, Jim served as a Navy Pilot where he flew a P2V Neptune aircraft. He worked for many years as Vice President in Hospital Administration at Brockton Hospital. He was a lifetime member of the Marshfield Yacht Club and attended St. Anne’s Parish in Marshfield. Jim was extremely proud of his Dorchester roots and his Irish Heritage.


Jim is survived by nine children: James P. Fitzgerald Jr. and his wife Denise of York, ME and Hopkinton, Kevin P. Fitzgerald and his wife Suellen of Westborough, Patrick T. Fitzgerald and his wife Maureen of Milton, Daniel J. Fitzgerald of Hopkinton, Paul F. Fitzgerald and his wife Michelle of Mendon, John T. Fitzgerald and his wife Sandy of Mansfield, Kathleen M. (Fitzgerald) Herlihy of Hopkinton, David A. Fitzgerald of Hopkinton, and Mark J. Fitzgerald and his wife Robin of Scituate. He also leaves behind siblings, Josephine Noble of Weymouth, Thomas Fitzgerald of Boston, Maureen Egan of Boca Raton, FL, W. Paul Fitzgerald and his wife Joyce of Naples, FL, and sister-in-law Mary Fitzgerald of Walpole. He is predeceased by his siblings John “Jack” Fitzgerald and Catherine “Sissy” Gillis.


Jim will be fondly remembered as Grandpa by his 21 grandchildren; James (“Jimmy”) Patrick III, Kaitlyn, Kylie, Gillian, Liam, Meghan, Shannon, Joseph, Aidan, Brendan, Maryellen, Andrew, Owen, Ciara, Colin, Quinn, Elizabeth, Patrick, Ryan, Catherine and Mary. He was also “Uncle Jim”, “Big Jim” or “Mr. Fitz” to dozens of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.


During his long work tenure, Jim was dedicated to supporting the nursing staff at Brockton Hospital, whom he held in highest regard. Throughout his years, he enjoyed fishing and lobstering off the coast of Scituate, swapping stories with friends at the Marshfield Yacht Club, and taking generations of family water skiing on Monponsett Pond in Halifax, MA. To all who knew him, no visit with Jim was ever complete without some quick-witted one-line humor, a glass (or two) of cold beer, and the backdrop of Irish music crackling on a portable radio.


Funeral mass announced: Friday, June 25th 10:00 a.m. Saint Ann by the Sea, 591 Ocean St. Marshfield, MA.* Arrangements under care of Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com . In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your local food pantry. *Revised date.


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Knock, Knock
(A Dad Joke)

A. Knock Knock
B. Who's there?
A. Moo.
B. Moo Who?
A. Aw, don't cry!
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It's  a Wonderful World

 
June 17, 2021 - "Our first visit this morning from Mom and her 8 poults! The sun wasn't even all the way up yet, this was very early-around 6 am. Such a treat to see in the yard! They foraged around the grass and even came up and grazed under our bird feeders. Our next generation! Love this time of year, babies everywhere! But the poults are my favorite, so adorable AND they make the cutest little peeping sounds! Fingers crossed we get to watch all 8 grow over the summer!" ~ Julie Ford

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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Several calls on dead dog on East Main Street,
detective receives tips, traffic speeding on School Street,
stolen ipad, water leak on front lawn, 2 car MVA - no PI,
individual ingests pills, arrest on a warrant,
female harassed by a male,
bunnies chased by a cat, hydrant on the ground,
June 16, 2021
Arrest Log

Sandra Lea Dow, 76

HOPKINTON - Sandra Lea Dow, 76, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at Milford Regional Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of Charles Dow, to whom she was married for 52 years. Born in Amsterdam, NY she was the daughter of the late John and Sadie (Wojnar) Guzielek.

Sandra attended Syracuse University and received her Master’s Degree in Fine Arts Education from Assumption College . She met her husband in Boston, then settled down in Hopkinton where they raised two children.

She worked as an elementary art teacher in the Sudbury school system and at the Edgebrook School in Framingham. She also worked as a coordinator/ducent at Danforth Museum. She was actively involved in the YMCA after school arts education program and the Champions after school program. Out of her home in Hopkinton, she ran the Country Day School, where she taught art to children.

She was insanely funny, incredibly loving and smart as a whip. She adored animals and loved to create, draw, sketch, paint and sculpt. She was multi-talented and extremely gifted.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children Christopher J. Dow and his wife Rebecca Lane of Whitinsville and Alexandra K. Dow and her boyfriend David Clemmons of Boca Raton, FL, a granddaughter, Bella Lane of Beverly, and her dog Holly Golightly.

Calling hours will be held Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton. A funeral service will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Sandra’s memory can be made to Baypath Humane Society, 500 Legacy Farms North, Hopkinton, MA 01748.

 
Breakfast

June 17, 2021 - Julie says a Downy woodpecker is feeding her fledgling.
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2021 Lake Maspenock Safe Boating Day and Vessel Safety Check


WHEN:     Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
WHERE:   Dock at 30 Lakeshore Drive (Drew Logan's house on the lake)

 

Have your outboard, inboard, personal water craft, pontoon boat, kayak or canoe inspected for mandatory state and federal safety equipment by a certified U.S Coast Guard Auxiliary member. There is no charge for this service and no penalty for not having the required equipment, we simply explain what is needed and that’s it.

A 2021 Vessel Safety Check decal will be issued upon completion which is recognized by local and state environmental police.

Inspections take no more than 10 minutes of your time, hope to see you there!

 

Thanks,

LMPA Executive Board






Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Someone ripped down a Pride flag on Winter Street,
toolbox left on side of road no longer there, TT Rollover
at Ramp 4 [Exit 21B WB] with injured occupant stuck - refused
further treatment, tree crew blocking road, large knife
found in garden beds, large turtle on property removed by Officer
Tyler W Brabham, more...




June 15, 2021
 
Until We Meet Again

June 16, 2021 - Above, Longtime Hopkinton service center operator [currently Shell] of nearly 40 years, Jerry Lazzaro and wife Jane at Cornell's Irish Pub yesterday as friends and customers offered their best wishes and partook of a buffet arranged by friends. Mr. Lazzaro expects to bring himself and his repair crew to brother Neil's Village Service Center on Route 16 in Holliston, while he continues to plan for a garage in Hopkinton.
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Up Close

June 15, 2021 - Thank you to Mr. Coutinho for sharing this up close and personal of Tuesday's rollover.

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Firefighters Memorial Sunday

June 15, 2021 - Hopkinton firefighters took part in Memorial Sunday on June 13, 2021, posing in front of the station, above, beside the new Ladder 1, and at the Firefighters Memorial on Mayhew Street.
 
TT Rollover on West Main Street!

June 15, 2021 - Thanks to loyal HopNews reader Olivia Enegess for sharing this video she took while passing the scene of a tractor-trailer rollover this afternoon; it appears while exiting Ramp 4 (21B) onto West Main Street westbound.
Looks like tanker lost some fuel.

Karen L. Sherman, 53


Karen L. Sherman, 53 of Goochland, Virginia and formerly of Hopkinton, passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2021. Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Shirley (Swain) and Bruce Creswell Sr. She was the former wife of Ralph Sherman Jr. of Rhode Island.

Karen was a member of the class of 1986 at Keefe Tech in Framingham. She enjoyed horseback riding, going to Provincetown, and baking cakes for her children’s birthdays and other special occasions.

She is survived by three sons, James Sherman and his wife, Trinity of Goochland, Virginia, Jeffrey Sherman and his wife, Alyssa of Waltham, and Joshua Sherman of Rochester, New Hampshire. She also leaves behind her brother, Bruce “Chip” Creswell Jr. and his wife, Kerry of Hopkinton; her grandchildren, Avery, Kandice, Jace, Dean, Bruce, Lily and Andrew; her nieces, Kate Lee- Reyes and Brenna Creswell and great-niece, Harper Reyes.

Due to distance and covid, public services will take place at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com

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DO YOU KNOW THIS MAN?

If so, if you are a friend, a customer, or a patron of the Friday Night get-togethers, stop by Cornell's Irish Pub  this afternoon for a friendly, private send-off for Jerry Lazzaro, who will be vacating 60 Main Street on June 18th. His friends have organized a party in his honor on this day, and you are invited. Party begins at 3:15. Jerry gets there at 4:00 pm. Let's fill the room and greet him!

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Heavey, Marilyn M. “Mandy” (Moore)

Heavey, Marilyn M. “Mandy” (Moore) – Of Danvers, formerly of Natick, passed away on Thursday, June 10th after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Born in San Diego on June 11, 1938, Mandy lived in many places as her family moved with her Navy father from base to base, including Japan, Alaska, Texas, California and Florida. Mandy lived many years in Natick where she was an active member of the community including as a CCD teacher for multiple years.

 

Mandy received a BS degree with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Microbiology from Texas Tech and was involved in technology at a very early time. She was thought of as a pioneer in women breaking technology companies' glass ceiling as she gained more and more responsibility. She started out as a software programmer for the Navy Tactical Data Systems.

 

Over the years she held positions from individual contributor to senior management in software development, engineering, software applications, operations, IT, Mergers and Acquisitions and Program Management for many types of products/services companies including Beckton-Dickinson, Prime Computer, Apollo Computer, BeFree and HP.

 

In addition to her career accomplishments Mandy was known to many for her kind and caring personality and love of practical jokes. She was always asking “how could she help”, “what did people need” and was involved in the community to support local causes. Also, there was never an April Fool’s Day that passed by that she didn’t “fool” someone with a practical joke that would have her laughing for hours.

 

Mandy is survived by her three children and their spouses – her sons, Blair Heavey and his wife Nicolette from Ipswich, Dennis Heavey and his wife Andrea from Hopkinton, and her daughter Le Chaney and her husband Keith from North Andover. She was also beloved and known as “Grandy” to her grandchildren Ryan, Kelsey, Devon, Brent, Kyle, Anna, Carter and Nina who she glowingly talked about. She also is survived by her brother Ben Moore III (“Mike”) and his wife Cynthia of Manlius, NY, and her cousin Helen Deane Bennett of Winston-Salem, NC.

 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at 10:30 am in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church St., Hopkinton, MA, followed by a reception and celebration of Mandy’s life. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Mandy’s name to the local Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Rd., Waltham, MA 02452, act.alz.org/donate. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the George L. Doherty Funeral Service, Somerville. For more information, please visit www.dohertyfuneralservice.com

 
Hopkinton Troup 1 Court of Honor

June 15, 2021 - Hopkinton Boy Scout Troop 1 held a Court of Honor last night on the Veterans Memorial Gazebo, awarding advancement in rank as well as achievements in merit, all done during the pandemic. Contributed photo.
UNIBANK WELCOMES SUMMER INTERNS


UniBank 2021 Interns.jpg Photo Caption: UniBank’s 2021 Summer College Interns include: (L-R) Kate Labrie, Sophie Plouffe, Ben Potter, Mike Wickstrom, Jack Tessier, James Cannon, Trevor Ham, Derek Knobloch, Robbie Cannon. Contributed content.

WHITINSVILLE, MA – On June 7th, UniBank welcomed nine local college students to take part in the bank’s 2021 Summer College Internship program. The program, coordinated by UniBank’s Training & Development Manager, Heather Kicelemos, allows the interns to integrate knowledge and theory learned in their college classrooms to contribute to bank projects. The goal is for the interns to experience valuable applied experiences and make connections in the fields they are considering for their respective career paths.

Each intern has been paired with a mentor in their respective field of interest which includes Finance/Accounting, Marketing, Retail Administration, Credit, Sterling Associates, Commercial Lending, Compliance, and Community Reinvestment. They will work closely with their mentors on assignments and projects. While completing the designated assignments, the interns will be included in department and committee meetings and will be provided networking opportunities with other departments throughout UniBank. They will also have weekly interactions with the bank’s Senior Leadership Team.

UniBank’s 2021 Summer College Internship program interns include:

James Cannon (CRA) – Providence College, Management
Robbie Cannon (Marketing) – Providence College, Marketing and Finance
Trevor Ham (Credit) – Clark University, 2021 Economics and Management graduate/2022 MBA candidate
Derek Knobloch (Credit) – Bryant University, Finance and Applied Analytics
Kate Labrie (Sterling Associates) – Bryant University, Human Resources
Sophie Plouffe (Finance) – UMass Amherst, Economics and IT
Ben Potter (Compliance) – UMass Amherst, 2021 Finance graduate
Jack Tessier (Commercial Lending) – Holy Cross, Economics & History
Mike Wickstrom (Retail Administration) – Providence College, Marketing & Sociology

“It is quite exciting to see these students embarking on their summer internships with UniBank,” commented Michael Welch, UniBank CEO. “The teams they join from across the bank share in my excitement and are eager to work with these students. We are looking forward to a productive summer providing enriching experiences for our interns.”

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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Dead Possum on roadside, individual on Chestnut Street
being loud, did not receive online order, birdfeeder moved
[possibly by animal], locked in State Park, male walking behind
Hidden Brick homes vomiting, individuals outside a
vehicle on Cedar Street at 2am, individual complained
outdoor church services on East Main are too loud, TT
unit causing traffic backup, 3 parking violations on Cedar Street,
cars blocking drive, sister opened bank account in dead
father's name, neighbor shooting paint balls onto property - oops -
it was son, someone screaming profanity, more...
HPD Photo: Officer Polselli with Special Olympics Athlete.


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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from May 23, 2021 to June 11, 2021
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20 Magnolia Drive Unit 332 Narasimha Challa Samarpita $631,300 June 11, 2021 Pulte Home of New England LLC
24 Magnolia Drive Unit 334 Sarvani Manne, Karthik Namburu $610,010 June 11, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
11 Walcott Valley Dr Unit18 Jenna M Mercier, Steven M Cedrone $232,100 June 9, 2021 Christine D Jordan, James Jordan
87 Weston Lane Unit 87 WES Mary Ann Hamman Tr, et al $759,000 June 8, 2021 Trails, LLC
19 Hayden Rowe St Carlos Abraham Henkle $400,000 June 4, 2021 Michael D Hutchinson
34 Wilson St Tiffany Bentley $950,000 June 4, 2021 Stanley J Allen, Lisa G Allen
2 Belknap Street Roshni Shinde, Paresh Bhimrao Pawar $715,000 June 3, 2021 Tiffany M Bentley
41 Hayden Rowe Street James Dale Murphy $490,000 June 3, 2021 Jeanette J Murphy, Edward J Murphy
6 Rosewood Lane Unit 10B Keith J Mafiore, Mary L Maffiore $435,000 June 1, 2021 Mark C Nicholas
10 Hidden Brick Road Adam M Barry, Christine P Barry $1,310,000 June 1, 2021 Jared J Welsh II, Gail E Welsh
26 Magnolia Drive Unit 335 Yosha Kumari, Priyank Bhushan $595,455 May 28, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
12 Magnolia Drive Unit 328 Mohit Jindal, Akanksha Jindal $607,840 May 28, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
170 Saddle Hill Road King Hei Leung, Ya Wen Zhang $850,000 May 27, 2021 Samuel R Hendlerr, Meredith R Hendler
6 Barbara Road Maria C West, Steven P West $760,000 May 27, 2021 John R Ferrari
14 Pendulum Pass Daniel Amirault, Stevie Amirault $1,150,000 May 27, 2021 Leo V Colborne
3 Summer Street Augusto R Mendes $500,000 May 27, 2021 Rand Curry
6 BullMoose Run Kumar Biplab, Geeta Tadav $845,000 May 26, 2021 Matthew C Corkum, Joanne E Corkum
14 Magnolia Drive Jigger Shah, Sidhdhi Shah $751,350 May 26, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
3 Doyle Lane Unit 27C Francis J DeYoung $355,000 May 26, 2021 Gregory A Matthews, Andrea J Matthews
16 Magnolia Drive, Unit 330 Nishit Kumar Shah, Twishabahen Shah, Nishitkumar Shah $816,617 May 25, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
16 Trevor Lane Unit 8 Blg2 Alexander Potapov, Juliana Potapov $610,000 May 25, 2021 Debra Daley, John  A Daley
10 Dogwood Way Unit 110 Carmela A Townsend $690,000 May 24 , 2021 Hongsong Chou, Weisheng Xu
42 Ash Street Patricia Allen $450,000 May 24, 2021 Kelly A Fitzgerald TR, et al
8 Penny Meadow Lane Nathan P Forand, Jennifer Forand $770,000 May 24, 2021 Michael DeBennedetto, Colleen C DeBennedetto
Last Time        
76 School Street Patrick Shannon, Jennifer Shannon $847,000 May 21, 2021 Elizabeth A Sylvester Tr, et al
16 Birchwood Lane 8D Matthew C Pfledger, Leandra Pfledger $418,500 May 21, 2021 Bridget Carey
6 Forest Lane Unit 8 Anna V Levit $490,000 May 21, 2021 Robert D Hall, Lois B Hall
1 Castle Hill Road Cade Brown, Amy F Brown $640,000 May 21, 2021 Ronald Bates, et al
89 Weston Lane Unit 89WES John T Crowe, Pamela M Crowe $774,000 May 20, 2021 Trails LLC
12 Weybridge Lane Unit 25d Rishabh Jain, Chitrangda Godha $430,000 May 18, 2021 John Wilbur, et al
284 Hayden Rowe Street Osvaldo Fitte, Hilda Fitte $400,000 May 18, 2021 Jada Group LLC
Time Before        
28 Magnolia Drive Unit 336 Gautam Sharma, Anuja Sharma $569,835 May 14, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
22 McNeil Circle Unit 45 BG 19 Paul White, Crista Jaeger-White $665,000 May 14, 2021 Michael J Maguire, Karen A Maguire
282 Ash Street George M Dratelis Olga V Dratelis $680,000 May 13, 2021 Sheila A Volpicelli, Barbara M Cangi
20 Tammer Lane Saurabh Bhavthankar, Isha Desai $865,500 May 13, 2021 Joseph P Baxter Trust, et al
54 Teresa Road David O'Brien, Gretchen O'Brien $630,000 May 13, 2021 Rachel M Ehrenzeller, Wesley S Ehrenzeller
39 Trevor Lane Unit 24 B6 Quirico Evanglista, Ma Delores del Castillo $699,000 May 12, 2021 Andrew C Marley, Amy G Marley
38 Alexander Road David John Burley, Jacqueline Burley $850,000 May 11, 2021 Micahel B Imbruno, Helayne T Imbruno
30 Magnolia Drive Unit 337 John LeBlanc, Lisa Figueirdo $586,700 May 11, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
11 Roosevelt Lane Zhangxian Yuan, Bo Zhu $835,000 May 10, 2021 Paul R Bills, Katherine R Bills
52 Pleasant Street Brian M Burke, Christine H Burke $530,000 May 10, 2021 Joey N Fonesca, Kristenn A Fonesca