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Dinnertime

May 14, 2021 — Dave shares a shot of mom bringing home some food for the young.

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May 19, 2021
 
Ribbit!

May 14, 2021 - Julie Ford took her daughter out on one of her excursions that coincided nicely with her daughter's school assignment (at the secret location, of course), above.
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Restaurant Week is a great time to try new eateries,
and a good time to support those who support HopNews
every day of every week of every year.
WE THANK YOU! Let's Eat!


 
 
 
Green Acres

May 14, 2021 - Yes, Pond Street, as are the next two photos.

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Blueberries to-be

May 14, 2021 - These petals at eye level on the shore of Lake Whitehall will become delicious blueberries, a favorite of the local birds, and of the passing photographers.
Beyond the Blueberries

May 14, 2021 - Past the blueberries is Lake Whitehall, whose travellers often notice a nearly hermetic ecosystem, with rarefied air within its confines, and pitcher plants rooted into the earth below.
  > Food and Beverage <
Restaurant Week is a great time to try new eateries,
and a good time to support those who support HopNews
every day of every week of every year.
WE THANK YOU! Let's Eat!



Since its founding, operating out of a single Hopkinton basement more than twenty years ago, Project Just Because has constantly pushed to do more, to offer more services, to reach more families.

This past year especially has exposed the depth of need in our community, and we have pushed to help meet that need.

To help a mother fleeing domestic abuse who needs new clothes, sheets, housewares, and toiletries as she works to put her life back together.

To help a laid off father across the state whose local pantries are unable to provide the fresh, nutritious, specialized food his children need.

We have pushed and grown to serve over 40,000 families throughout Massachusetts. Now we face our biggest push ever.

We cannot continue scrambling for space and dedicating more and more of our budgets to escalating rents; we need a permanent home.

Project Just Because is building a state-of-the-art facility, a facility that the Project will own, the home we need to expand our mission for years to come.

But we cannot do it alone.

We need you to donate so that together we can take this exciting leap forward. We need you to help us build our new home!

Visit Facebook to donate or visit our website.

Cyndi Beale
Program Manager
Project Just Because
781-910-9684
www.projectjustbecause.org/

 
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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Caller heard her car door open at night - garage door opener
missing in morning - but found, light out at Main/WMain, pedestrian
 light not working at West Main, 2-car crash Rocky Woods Road - no PI,harassment on McNeil Circle, individual dropped off cell phones not would not identify self, illegal burning (of rubber), caller hears coughing
outside home...

May 12, 2021
 

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Morgan's Harbor to Hill 5/13/2021 ---------->
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Restaurant Week is a great time to try new eateries,
and a good time to support those who support HopNews
every day of every week of every year.
WE THANK YOU! Let's Eat!





Hopkinton Center for the Arts

A fun and collaborative week (8/23 to 8/27) of jazz playing that will take your musical skills to the next level! All levels of experience are accepted, from beginner to advanced. Players of any wind, string, or percussion instruments may register. Instructor: Zack Bacak

Register (grades 5-8): http://bit.ly/JazzBand5thru8th
Register (grades 9 - 12):
http://bit.ly/JazzBand9thru12th

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The Hopkinton Freedom Team and Hopkinton Youth & Family Services are very pleased to invite the community to Active Bystander training programs (at no cost to the participant) as a way to move beyond tolerance to promote town unity and embrace diversity. Training starts as early as next Tuesday!

For dates/times/ more information and to register: https://www.hopkintonfreedomteam.org/events

Training programs are available right now for adults and a separate program for teens/young adults/college age.

A middle school program will be open for registration soon at the same events page above. This will be a 2.5-3 hour program for middle school age youth and their parents to attend together. Save the date of June 16th with a 5:30pm start time for this program and check back on the Freedom Team Website later this month for more information.

 
DIAL - A -RIDE

Above, Amy Beck, Director of Senior Services, MaryJo LaFreniere, Select Board and Norman Khumalo, Town Manager.
May 12, 2021 - Dial a Ride - New MWRTA Service for Seniors in Hopkinton
The Town of Hopkinton is pleased to announce that the MWRTA will now offer Dial A Ride to residents of Hopkinton aged 65 years and older, or under 65 years of age with a disability. This service is Monday through Friday. Some qualification restrictions may apply. For more information, please call the MWRTA Call Center at 508-820-4650. If you are interested in signing up for this program, please call Outreach at the Hopkinton Senior Center to fill out an application 508-497-9730.
Photo by Judy Allessio.    
 
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from April 27, 2021 to May 7, 2021
Choose Links to See Town's Property Card
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
8 Pike Street Xin Wang $375,000 May 7, 2021 Nancy Laughlin, et al
18 Magnolia Drive Unit 331 Athma Swaroop Canjapalli Kalyan, Mathangi Gopalakrishnan $744,145 May 6, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
68 East Main Street Hosanan Ribero Lima, Elaine Ferreira Campos $405,000 May 5, 2021 Guilherme Vieira, Andre Machado
27 Walcott Street Jennifer Eve $395,000 May 4, 2021 Mark E Walsh
16 Edge Hill Road Lindsey Buonocore, David Buonocore $1,065,000 May 3, 2021 Pamela A Hamlin, Thomas M Hamlin Jr
3 Frostpane lane Unit 53 Balaji Olety Amaranath, Pranathi Meda Krishnamurthy $650,000 May 3, 2021 Deirdras S Sampson
3 Clubhouse Lane Unit 3 CLU Karen Leland $619,000 April 30, 2021 Trails LLC
32 Magnolia Drive Unit 338 Amilineni Swaroop, Yarraguntla Sirisha $650,805 April 30, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
12 Canterbury Lane Christian Scampoli, Kathryn Scampoli $995,000 April 30, 2021 Byung CJ Cjoi
67 Cherry lane Unit 390 Vijay Dunnala, Anusha Tumula $888,110 April 30, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
29 Ash Street Bryan Kraus, Polly Healy $527,500 April 30, 2021 Elise Ann Lewis et al
15 South Mill Street Colin Appleton, Melissa Appleton $1,425,000 April 29, 2021 Paul M Muszik, Jennifer L Muszik
3 David Joseph Road Marcela Carrion Rodriguez, Jesus Alberto Amadori $1,150,000 April 29, 2021 Rita M Balboa, Frank J Balboa
15 Tammer Lane Emily Jean Hunynh, Anhkiet Huynh $985,000 April 27, 2021 Jonathan Gutierrez, April C Gutierrez
Last Time        
31 Magnolia Drive unit 355  Hemant Sudhakar Patkar, Anadha Mohan Vasta  $609,280  April 26, 2021  Pulte Homes of New England 
50 Greenwood Road  Matthew Darula, Abigail Darula  $1,401,000  April 26, 2021  N P Dodge Jr Tr 
50 Greenwood Road N P Dodge Jr Tr  $1,401,000  April 26, 2021  Justin Terminella, Jessica Terminella 
1 Nazneen Circle Unit A Blg1  Kuber Bhalla, Malavika Bhalla  $695,000  April 23, 2021  Yogesh Patel , Nirali Patel
33 Magnolia Drive Unit 354  Arjun Revoor  $613,156  April 22, 2021  Pulte Homes of New England 
65 Cherry Lane Unit 389 Jinit Jayant Parikh, Nemchand Gala Amrita  $853,480  April 21, 2021  Pulte Homes of New England 
Time Before        
0 West Main Street Sara King $375,001 April 16, 2021 Phyllis Compagnone, et al
95 Front Street Catherine McKie MArtin, Jonah Clark Comstock $790,000 April 16, 2021 Klio E DiCenzo, Gregory A DiCenzo
100 Main Street Christos Z Siarkos $529,000 April 16, 2021 Steven G Missaggia Tr, et al
63 Cherry Lane Unit 388 Veera Yelamanchi $764,390 April 16, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
30 Glen Road Kun Xie, Li Wan $885,000 April 15, 2021 Anthony A Iannone, Shandel L Raposa
20 Birkdale Lane Unit 20 Brian Johnson, Betsy Johnson $619,000 April 15, 2021 Trails, LLC
34 Magnolia Drive Unit 339 Pradeep Kumar Konasani $624,005 April 12, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
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At Hopkinton Reservoir

May 12, 2021 - Pretty good crop of Canada geese this Spring.
 
Tons of Turtles

May 12, 2021 - A long lens and Photoshop can reveal what the naked eye can only suspect, at Bloods Pond.
 
Hopkinton Police Incident logs
Wallet stolen, ongoing issue, Incident Dispatcher Remarks: MULTIPLE 911 CALLS FOR A GAS MAIN BREAK. (L1) (E3) (E4) (C1) (C2) (CAR 3) (CAR4) (E2) (ASHLAND) (SOUTHBOROUGH) (WESTBOROUGH) (35) (6) (700) (22) (300) AND (100) RESPONDED. (L1) REPORTS 4" MAIN HAS BEEN RUPTURED. DOWNTOWN AREA AND SEVERAL BUSINESSES EVACUATED. EVERSOURCE GAS NOTIFIED @ 0943 HRS AND ON-SCENE 1002 HRS. SEVERAL REPORTS OF OUTDOOR ODOR OF NATURAL GAS REPORTED. ON-SCENE UNITS CHECKED ON ALL REPORTS AND WERE FOUND TO DO WITH INCIDENT. COMMAND REPORTS EVERSOURCE GAS HAS LEAK STOPPED @ 1141HRS. ALL UNITS REPORT ZERO READINGS IN BUSINESSES AND AREAS. CLEAR AND RETURNING., trailer spilling glass,
individual being harassed, caller reports individual kneeling on dog's neck,
3 lost ccs, 3 male parties put dog in trunk, more...

May 10, 2021
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Lois Jennett MacKay

Lois Jennett MacKay, (Jean) (nee Clifton of Portland, Oregon) 93 of Hopkinton, MA passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Sarah E. Clifton (nee DuPuis) and John D. Clifton of Vancouver, Washington.

A loving wife, mother and a devoted and adored “Gramma Jean” of Oakhurst Rd, Hopkinton, she was loved by all in her neighborhood, kids, and animals alike. She loved to visit everyone with her little white dog (among others), Micky.

She will be missed by all that knew her. Jean is predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Wilbur D. MacKay of Westboro, MA. She leaves behind three children, Barbara Jean Thorne and husband Richard of Jacksonville FL, Fredric C. MacKay and wife, Gail of North Kingstown RI and Jennifer Bachman and husband Roland (Joe) of Upton MA; her grandchildren, Kristin Davis and husband Sheldon, Hilary Banda and husband Chris, Lindsey Mastroianni and husband Philip, Caitlin Albano and husband Joseph. She also leaves eight great grandchildren.

Memorial calling hours will be held Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street. A funeral service will take place at 3:00 p.m. in funeral home.

Donations may be made to HopeHealth, Attention: Philanthropy, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904; Baypath Humane Society, PO Box 23, Hopkinton, MA 01748 or The Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 6060.

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UNIBANK TO HOST FREE HOME BUYING WEBINAR

WHITINSVILLE, MA – UniBank will be hosting a free home buying webinar on Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Join UniBank’s Mortgage Representative, Dave Sampson (NMLS #688948) for this educational opportunity that will provide homebuyers with valuable information about finding and buying the home of their dreams. Important discussion topics include: Negotiating a Winning Offer, Finding the Right Mortgage and Pre-Qualifying, Down Payment Options, The Importance of Home Inspections, and more.

Attendees will be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card. Sweepstakes to win gift card is subject to complete official rules which are available at www.unibank.com . To enter, individuals must register and attend the seminar. No purchase or account required to enter or win.

All seminar attendees will receive a $500 mortgage closing cost coupon from UniBank.

To register, visit www.unibank.com  .

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 .

 
Natural Gas Leak

May 10, 2021 - Town Manager Norman Khumalo (no hard hat on right) and DPW Director John Westerling (no hard hat center rear) learn about the gas leak and rapid response to the problem at the 135/85 intersection this afternoon. An individual speaking off the record said poor backfilling of the original installation was the cause.
 
Hopkinton Police Press Release Gas Leak - UPDATE

12:25pm - Eversource Gas has repaired the gas leak at the Main Street at Cedar Street intersection. No present loss of gas service to the community. Roads should be fully open shortly. If anyone has any concerns please contact the Hopkinton Fire Department at 508 497-2323

Hopkinton Police Press Release Gas Leak
On Monday May 10, 2021 at 09:41 a.m. the Hopkinton Police received a call from an on-site detail officer that the construction crew working on Main Street at Grove St had just struck a gas line. Officer’s immediately deployed to close down Main St and all side streets leading to the affected area. The Hopkinton Fire Department responded and took control of the scene. Traffic was diverted around the area and some businesses and homes in the immediate area were evacuated. Eversource gas was immediately notified and responded with personnel. There have been no reported injuries. The Fire department and Eversource are monitoring gas levels in the area at this time. The Superintendent of Schools has been notified as a precaution. Fire crews are at the schools monitoring the situation. At this time, crews are working to close down the line and repair the break.

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Gas Line Rupture


May 10, 2021 - As stated on our facebook alerts and breaking news page, a natural gas line rupture during construction has closed Downtown Hopkinton. Contributed.
Hopkinton Police Incident Logs

Above, cruisers respond to a complaint of trespassing on Piazza Lane detailed in a previous report.
Caller considers sign placed on common as offensive, scam call,
dog bite,  EZPass issue, vehicle swerving, man stumbling, lost cat
named "mushroom," black Dodge Ram being verbally aggressive toward
tenants regarding recent events in Hopkinton,
May 7, 8, 9, 2021

No arrests
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"A Little to the Left"

May 9, 2021 - Renown Milford photographer Jim Calarese shares another outstanding photo, this of a female red-winged blackbird. The female has neither a black body, nor red on its wings, as does the male. The male will often bring an insect for the young, which the female will approve or not. The male also guards the nest and the surrounding territory.
 
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Hmm...


May 5, 2021 - This Carolina wren looks displeased that Birder-in-Chief Julie Ford has snagged one for the books, today in Hopkinton.
Elusive Butterfly
 
Grazin' in the Grass

May 9, 2021 - These horses are framed by the bottom rail of their pasture fencing, as they graze this afternoon.
Did Someone Say "Spring?"

May 9, 2021 - "Does anything say "spring" more than Baltimore Orioles eating apple blossoms and calling to each other?" 😍 - Julie

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Department of Public Health food testing prompts expanded national recall of Enoki mushrooms

BOSTON (May 7, 2021) – Testing conducted by disease investigators at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has led to the expansion of a national recall today of Enoki mushrooms, after two packages the investigators purchased in the Commonwealth tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

Guan’s Mushroom Co. of Commerce, CA said today it was recalling all packages of its Enoki mushrooms and suspending national distribution after tests conducted at the Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory by staff from DPH’s Food Laboratory came back positive for Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, pregnant women, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The State Public Health Laboratory’s findings highlighted the presence of this organism in the company’s mushroom product found on store shelves in Massachusetts.

"This outcome of our food surveillance testing demonstrates how public health in Massachusetts works to protect the food supply and enable consumers to purchase products and dine out with confidence," said Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH.

The company said the recalled products were distributed to retail stores nationwide from produce distributors in California, New York, and Pennsylvania. The company said no illnesses have been reported to date and credited DPH as well as routine testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for prompting the recall.

The Enoki mushrooms come in a clear plastic package with the description “Enoki Mushroom” in English, Korean, and French, with Guan’s logo in the front. On the back, there is a UPC code. For the 100g/3.5-ounce, the code is 859267007020 and code 810023170303 is for the 200g/7-ounce.

Questions about the recall can be directed to DPH’s 24-hour Epidemiology Program hotline at (617) 983-6800.

 
Growing Memorials


May 5, 2021 — The memorials in Hopkinton are growing as friends, families and mourners continue to express love for Mikayla Miller, whose death is being investigated by the Middlesex District Attorney's Office.
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Remembrance

May 7, 2021 — Following the speakers at the rally yesterday for Mikayla Miller, friends placed memorial flowers and other remembrances atop the center stone in the middle of the gazebo.
 
Peaceful Demonstration on Hopkinton Common
Calls for justice


Above, organizer Monica Cannon-Grant speaks to the gathering.

by Robert Falcione
May 7, 2021 - From a community of people who have expressed being under-served and under-represented came an outpouring of love and respect yesterday on Hopkinton Common, all in the name of justice for Mikayla Miller, who died several weeks ago on a hiking trail in Hopkinton's Berry Acres, across from Ice House Pond.
      The initial statement from Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan indicated that foul play was not suspected, which is often code for apparent suicide, or a natural death. Social media memes from radical members outside of the law enforcement community claiming that she died of a lynching was the first we even heard of a hanging.

        It is never easy for a family to accept the death of a loved one, especially so young and by such a lonely means, and so DA Ryan has become the foil for the friends and family of the the 16 year-old Hopkinton High School student who died long before her time.

        "You have your homework. Call her (Ryan) tomorrow; call her every day," said one speaker.

        DA Ryan has made it clear that the Medical Examiner is the one who issues the cause of death in an investigation like this, which is ongoing. She also made in clear in recent statements that Mikayla's mother would be the one, inasmuch as Mikayla was a juvenile, who would authorize the release of any information.

       Rally organizer, Monica Cannon-Grant struck a peaceful tone, closing with a plea for attendees to disperse calmly and slowly — not her usual style, she said — but because of all of the children in the crowd. She also asked that people drive away responsibly.

        Outside of the report of a motorcycle group circling the common and revving their engines after the speakers ended—put to a quick stop by Hopkinton Police— there were no reports of efforts to disrupt the gathering.

        This reporter estimates crowd at the jam-packed common to be about 1,500 people.

         Click on here for large version.

 

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May 4, 2021 - Boston Public Gardens by John Collins.
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May 5, 2021 — Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan attended the virtual meeting of the Hopkinton Select Board last evening and threw a wrench into some of the gears in the Hopkinton Rumor Mill. Attendees at one point numbered 341 participants and probably set an attendance record, live or virtual.

       At issue were the unanswered questions surrounding the untimely death of 16 year-old beloved Hopkinton High School student, Mikayla Miller, whose body was found on a hiking trail.

       DA Ryan strongly denied that her office was dragging their feet, because Mikayla was black, "or worse yet" a member of the LGBT... community. However, she did offer some insights into the investigation, but not the cause of death, which she said is the job of the Office of the Medical Examiner. Additionally, Hopkinton Police were accused in social memes of a cover up of what Select Board Chair Brendan Tedstone described as a "wretched accusation."

       Investigators know when she left home the evening in question. She has a health app on her phone that counted 1,316 steps. Pretty much the distance from her home to where she was found.

       Yes, there had been an altercation between her and another teen the evening before in a group at the common area of her apartment complex, and the police got involved after the fact.

        Following her discovery, Police investigators working out of the DA's office tracked the electronics that the kids had. Their whereabouts are all accounted for, some seen on the EZ pass gantry on the Pike, as well as video footage of them in a Wendy's on the Pike.

       We'll step aside here and let DA Marian Ryan explain more fully:

 

 


Amy Rose Beaudet, 55


Amy Rose Beaudet, 55, of Berlin passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts with her loving husband at her side.

Affectionately known as ‘The Solar Queen’, Amy was a pioneer in the field of renewable energy, and was widely seen as one of the best trainers and communicators in the solar industry. She was a sales engineer at the altE Store in Boxborough, Massachusetts for 14 years and was admired for her smart, yet simple approach to explaining complex topics in witty, down-to-earth YouTube videos and articles. She was proud to have helped millions of people on every continent with projects ranging from lighthouses to experiments in the Arctic. Her passion for helping people around the world brought her to Puerto Rico to provide local training on do-it-yourself, low-cost solar systems after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in 2017. 
  
Amy has always been a female leader in largely male-dominated industries. After graduating from Assabet Valley Vocational High School in Marlborough, MA, class of1983, Amy became a professional cabinet maker. She studied electrical engineering and was a pioneer in the video conferencing industry working with several local companies. She loved nothing more than mentoring and guiding young people to follow their dreams.
 
Amy had a way about her that would light up a room and bring out the best in her family and friends. She loved to be outdoors sailing and racing their schooner, The Green Dragon, skiing at Sunday River or in the Alps, kayaking, and hiking.  Her adventurous and social spirit led her to join numerous groups including Women Who Sail, Women Black Diamond Skiers, the Sunday River Ski Community, American Schooner Association, and several Assabet High School Alumni Committees. When it came to travel, Amy was all in. She traveled all over the world with her husband and friends immersing herself in the local culture, inspiring everyone she met.   
 
Amy was also very interested in local politics and worked with the Berlin Conservation Commission and the Energy Committee to help improve her local community.
 
Family was everything to Amy. She is survived by her husband, Andy Bezanson; parents, Roger and Pat Beaudet of Gilmanton Iron Works, NH; her siblings, Teresa L. Boyce of Hopkinton, MA; Julie B. (& Dave) Carr of Oregon, Nancy E. (& Alex) Herrera of California, and David M. (& Erin) Beaudet of Conway, MA; parents-in-law, Allan and Phyllis Bezanson of Southborough, MA; and sister-in-law, Kristina Bezanson of West Hatfield, MA. She adored her 10 nieces and nephews, Madeline, Gabrielle, PJ, Ben, Mia, Talia, Trevor, Jack, Camden, and Nate, and her beloved Vizsla, Elsie.
 
Calling Hours will be held at the Morris Southborough Funeral Home  at 40 Main Street, Southborough, MA on Saturday, May 8 from 1-3pm.
  
Amy died after a five-year battle with colon cancer. In lieu of flowers, may we suggest a donation in her memory to The Healing Garden Support Group, https://healinggardensupport.org  or Stand Up to Cancer https://standuptocancer.org , two organizations very dear to her heart.
 
To leave a memory, story, or message for the family, please visit www.morrisSouthboroughfuneral.com .

 

    Hopkinton Chief of Police Issues Statement


5/4/2021

The Hopkinton community mourns the tragic loss of 16-year-old Mikayla Miller. Our most heartfelt thoughts go out to her family and all those who care for her.

As is the case with all death investigations, the Middlesex District Attorney oversees the investigation. The Hopkinton Police Department continues to work closely with the Massachusetts State Police, the Middlesex District Attorney's Office and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to ascertain the facts surrounding her death. As the District Attorney said earlier today, the investigation is open and ongoing, with no final conclusions of any kind. We will continue to assist the District Attorney’s investigation in every way possible.

We are aware of the concerns expressed by many in the community over this tragedy. The District Attorney, earlier today, provided information concerning the investigation. Because the investigation remains ongoing and at the District Attorney’s direction, and because many of the persons involved are minors, we are unable to provide any more information than the District Attorney has already provided. The Police Department is committed, however, to communicating additional information as soon as it is appropriate and permissible to do so.

     Joseph E Bennett III, Chief of Police

 
Peter Raymond Landry, 33

Peter Raymond Landry, 33, of Holliston, passed away Friday, April 30, 2021. Born in Framingham, he was the cherished son of Diane Landry and Craig Landry of Bellingham, formerly of Holliston.

Peter graduated from Holliston High School in 2005, where he was a talented multi sport athlete. Peter enjoyed his work at Millwood and Concord Country Clubs, and later worked in the construction and landscaping fields. He loved spending time playing games with his family, barbecuing, watching football, playing golf, and video games. We will miss Peter for his kind heart, charisma, quick wit, and amazing hugs.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his siblings, Jason Landry and his wife, Chrissie of Bellingham, Shawn Landry of Milford, and Shanna Landry of Hopkinton. He also leaves behind many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and his niece and nephews, Connor and Kyle and Ella, Caiden, and Camden Landry, whom he adored.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 6th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com  A service will be held in the funeral home on Friday, May 7th at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Dell Park Cemetery in Natick. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of ones’ choice.

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Lauren Anderson Field Dedication


Above, Members of the alumni team included (from left) Sara Jean Higgins, Courtney Bowker, Curran Leahy-Lonigro, Riki Anderson Rubin (Lauren’s mother), Megan McLaughin, Carly (Lysik) Ciarletto, Crystal (Valla) Penders and Lindsay (McCumber) Grass.

May 4, 2021 - Last Saturday, the rededication of the Lauren Anderson softball field was finally realized. Her memory will forever greet visitors to the field. Participants played a four-inning softball game, an alumni team that included some of Lauren's teammates, vs. the Varsity Softball Team.
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District Attorney Marian Ryan Held Press Conference @ 4pm today, 5/4
Regarding Mikayla Miller

Kudos to Ryan Fowler

 

Dear Editor,
On May 1, we rededicated the renovated Lauren Anderson Softball Field at Hopkinton High School in Lauren’s memory. What began as a community project in August 2019 is now a reality thanks to the dedication and generosity of many individuals, organizations and businesses.

 

Among these supporters, Ryan Fowler stands out. When he learned about the field restoration project, Ryan, a HHS grad himself, volunteered to be the project construction manager. He negotiated each purchase, managed the construction schedule, and worked tirelessly with the HHS facilities team to install all the upgrades. It would be difficult to tally the hours and hands-on labor that Ryan dedicated to this project. And he did all of it without fanfare.

 

Ryan is a true example of the spirit of volunteerism that continues to be part of the fabric of Hopkinton. There are not enough words to express how grateful we are to him for the major role he played in restoring the Lauren Anderson Softball Field.

 

Thank you, Ryan.

 

With gratitude,
The Lauren Anderson Field Restoration Team

Water May be Discolored - Flush First


May 3, 2021 - John Sherffius caught this on a trail near Milford. Someone better put a snow telescope on it before it gets flower-submerged. We (the editorial "we") could not find a suitable color to use for his copyright declaration.
 
Eagles' Nest


May 3, 2021 — Thanks to Dave Hughes for pursuing his latest endeavor, and sharing his beautiful photos from a secret location. Above, the male is off to capture some food, while his mate tends to her duties.
 
The Worldwide War on Truth
Everyone must enlist in the fight to protect a free press

By Tony Norman
NSNC President

A brutal, undeniable fact of modern life is that the free press — that incredibly shrinking share of the world’s media ecosystem — is under siege.

Authoritarian governments and dictator wannabes who know they can hold power only by lying have launched a frontal assault on truth. One of their favorite propaganda tactics these days is claiming that real news — especially news that reveals their wrongdoing — is “fake news.” They also employ the time-honored way of escaping accountability — shut down the independent press and shut up anyone who disagrees with them. Lock ’em up, beat ’em up, threaten their families, shoot ’em — whatever it takes.

The free press, free speech, and free expression in all their forms have rarely, if ever, faced so much peril on so many fronts.

This should terrify anyone who has read George Orwell’s dystopian parable “1984” about what it means to live in a state where truth has no meaning and the clock always strikes 13.

Here in Pittsburgh where I live, we know what time it is. Pittsburgh is home to the International Free Expression Project (www.ifep.io). I’m on its board of directors, and we’re working to build a home for free expression in an abandoned newspaper pressroom and erect a high-tech work of public art that can be programmed to appear as almost anything — from the work of a Brazilian artist to that of an editorial cartoonist who was just thrown in jail.

To commemorate World Press Freedom Day on May 3, we’re opening a massive art installation on the façade of that newspaper building displaying the work of IFEX, a global network of more than 100 free-expression organizations. The exhibit is titled “Faces of Free Expression” and features the faces of people who have fought tirelessly, and often at grave risk, to protect the right of all of us to express ourselves freely. It runs the length of a city block at the old location of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


These courageous champions of free expression represent countless others who stand on the frontlines of battles around the world that matter deeply to all of us. Their stories are inspiring, and IFEX’s “Faces” project is intended to inspire all of us to join their struggle.

 

This column is reprinted with permission from "The Columnist" newsletter (and the columnist himself), but in an abbreviated sense today, because of the quickly unfolding shadowy local disinformation campaign we are trying to help quell.

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Ruby-throated Sparrow?

May 2, 2021 - A hummingbird, one of Julie's special creatures.

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This is Hopkinton!

by Robert Falcione
May 2, 2021 - I am hearing from all walks of life about a planned candle light vigil on Thursday at 4:30 pm* to demand answers from DA Marian Ryan in the case of a 16 year-old girl who was found lifeless on a trail in Hopkinton. The private social media in Hopkinton is abuzz with theories while the supposed proponents of a standout on the Start line of the Boston Marathon speculate the worst, making comments about racial beatings and a lynching to fuel incendiary political postures. One thing that a compact between a journalist and his/her readers can assure, is that it is important to keep the garbage off of the page, but we mention it here so the reader can understand the gravity of the back and forth that is taking place. But I want to state one thing that is near and dear to most of us. The Boston Marathon.

      In the photo above, taken by a student for HopNews, we can see many shades of skin, a photographic welcome mat for the world to see in thousands of publications. To imply that Hopkinton has violent racists on its family hiking trails is absurd, especially in the town dubbed the safest in America. The Town Manager is a native of Africa. Hopkinton voted for Obama and Governor Patrick.

       A child has died, and her friends and family are mourning. Why doesn't District Attorney Marian Ryan deal the public in on the cause of death? There are laws protecting the privacy of patients (HIPAA). When is the last time anyone heard of the cause of an unattended death of a minor child? Why is the DA keeping the investigation open? In any investigation, the process is to leave no stone unturned. Perhaps a parent would come forward, and not a poser on a  private page.

       It would be good if the people who want to commandeer the Start Line of the Boston Marathon for political purposes, instead would begin today by running a few miles. Then a few more miles. Then, when you reach 26.2 miles, we'll see you on the third Monday in April in a future year, the year you will have earned the right to cross that line and run to the city of Boston, called by President Obama, "A State of Grace."

       Otherwise, you would be tilting at windmills.

Just in:
 
 


It’s Time to Celebrate
Field #6 10 am May 1

After a one-year delay due to the pandemic, the rededication plan for the Lauren Anderson Softball Field at Hopkinton High School is back on track. [Lauren is holding trophy with her right hand.]

Lauren’s family and the Field Restoration Project team will host a rededication ceremony on Field #6 on Saturday, May 1, at 10 a.m.


Given Lauren’s love for softball, it is fitting that the ceremony will be followed by a four-inning game between the Hopkinton High Girls’ Softball team and an HHS alumni team that will include some of Lauren’s teammates.


This special event would not be possible without the commitment, generosity and efforts of Lauren’s family, classmates, town residents, the school district and community organizations. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this dream become a reality.

Please join us on May 1 as we remember Lauren and celebrate her life.

 

*The rededication ceremony will take place rain or shine.

To protect the health and safety of all participants, we ask everyone to socially distance and wear a mask. ~Marie Eldridge

 

New Status Notice System


After an unusually high number of water breaks this winter and with a very busy construction season upon us, the Water Department has instituted a new system status, notice system. At the top of our webpage you will see a simple Green, Yellow or Red system status. Green indicates there are no known issues. Yellow, indicates there is the potential for an issue as result of a main break, hydrant flow test, and flushing or construction issues. Red indicates there is a definite known issue and we will try to give as much detail and identify the potentially affected areas as best as possible. The Water department will be working with the Technology department to further enhance this page in the future with maps and other interactive information.

 

In addition, we continue to urge our residents and customers to sign up for our important news notices that will contain this information and will be sent directly to your e-mail. You can sign up here or follow us on Twitter @hopkintonwater

Eric J. Carty Water-Sewer Manager
Hopkinton Water-Sewer Dept.
PO Box 171, Hopkinton, MA 01748

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Steve Spector Performs 100 Years - on Piano!
 

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It's Nature

April 30, 2021 - A snake has unhinged its jaw in order to devour a frog it has captured.
 
 

Milford Regional Earns Sixth Consecutive “A” for Patient Safety

MILFORD _ Milford Regional Medical Center has been nationally recognized for the sixth time in a row with an “A” for the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

 

The distinction recognizes Milford Regional’s achievements in protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.

 

To be nationally recognized for our commitment to patient safety for the sixth consecutive time is an extraordinary honor,” says Edward J. Kelly, president and CEO of Milford Regional. “Patient safety has remained our top priority, even as we navigate the challenges created by the pandemic. This continued achievement is due to the hard work and diligence of our entire staff who are dedicated to providing the highest quality care to our community.”

 

An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but Milford Regional Medical Center shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”

 

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

 

To see Milford Regional’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org  .

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President Biden's Address to Joint Session of Congress
4/28/2021
 
 
Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Complaint of signs down West main Street, black
undergarments hanging from tree on South Street,
something shot at windshield of driver on Route 495,
truck pulled down wires on Downey Street,
lost driver's license, tree company in roadway,
  blue Mazda speeding down Blackthorne Circle,
2 calls for individual harassing people at 77 West Main,
illegal burn on Winter Street, kids smoking pot - GOA


April 28, 2021
Existing Arrests
"Has anyone seen the Beaver?"


April 29, 2021 - Thanks to Dave Hughes for sharing this shot that could have been taken at Firehouse Pond on Wood Street. Like the beaver, the muskrat's eyes, nose and ears are in the same plane above the water, allowing it to hide much of its body. It is difficult to determine if this is a beaver or a muskrat, because to the uninformed, they are very similar. The tail, which cannot be seen in this photo, of the muskrat is similar to a rat's tail, while the beaver's tail is flat so it can slap the water hard to warn when intruders enter their space.

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Hopkinton Center for the  Arts

The HCA's FREE Art Around the World online cultural kids workshop visits Japan this month. This Saturday, we are joined by special guest Ms. Stephanie from the Consulate-General of Japan in Boston, who will be reading a Japanese Folk tale "Momotaro, Peach Boy." Kids will also get to participate in some fun crafts.
Register for free at https://bit.ly/3frPksh
The Art Around the World series is made possible by the generous support of Unibank.
 
Hopkinton Man Dies in Crash on 495
Suffered Medical Emergency - State Police
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Hopkinton Police Incident Log
Lost ipad, car parks at end of driveway,
lost cell phone, 2-car MVA on WMain,
man known to her stole money, left
iphone 12 on car, German shepherd loose
on Cedar Street, more...
April 27, 2021
Existing Arrests
 
Got 23 Seconds?
Click on the image below for a simple - no tricks - important 23-second tiny video.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 is the last chance this year.

Pick Some Up at 77 West Main Street!
 
 Check out Morgan's fresh daily salads on ice as well as fresh seafood and live lobsters awaiting your culinary skills.
Or order from the to go seafood meals like lobster, crab, haddock, halibut, shrimp, Arctic Char prepared on order.

<---- Check out Morgan's Harbor to Hill Menu for April 27, 2021

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from April 20, 2021 to April 26, 2021
Choose Links to See Town's Property Card
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
31 Magnolia Drive unit 355  Hemant Sudhakar Patkar, Anadha Mohan Vasta  $609,280  April 26, 2021  Pulte Homes of New England 
50 Greenwood Road  Matthew Darula, Abigail Darula  $1,401,000  April 26, 2021  N P Dodge Jr Tr 
50 Greenwood Road N P Dodge Jr Tr  $1,401,000  April 26, 2021  Justin Terminella, Jessica Terminella 
1 Nazneen Circle Unit A Blg1  Kuber Bhalla, Malavika Bhalla  $695,000  April 23, 2021  Yogesh Patel , Nirali Patel
33 Magnolia Drive Unit 354  Arjun Revoor  $613,156  April 22, 2021  Pulte Homes of New England 
65 Cherry Lane Unit 389 Jinit Jayant Parikh, Nemchand Gala Amrita  $853,480  April 21, 2021  Pulte Homes of New England 
Last Week         
0 West Main Street Sara King $375,001 April 16, 2021 Phyllis Compagnone, et al
95 Front Street Catherine McKie MArtin, Jonah Clark Comstock $790,000 April 16, 2021 Klio E DiCenzo, Gregory A DiCenzo
100 Main Street Christos Z Siarkos $529,000 April 16, 2021 Steven G Missaggia Tr, et al
63 Cherry Lane Unit 388 Veera Yelamanchi $764,390 April 16, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
30 Glen Road Kun Xie, Li Wan $885,000 April 15, 2021 Anthony A Iannone, Shandel L Raposa
20 Birkdale Lane Unit 20 Brian Johnson, Betsy Johnson $619,000 April 15, 2021 Trails, LLC
34 Magnolia Drive Unit 339 Pradeep Kumar Konasani $624,005 April 12, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
Week Before        
1 Chamberlain Street Wellington DaSilva $371,000 April 9, 2021 US Bank
57 Cherry Lane Unit 385 Sireesha Patlolla $710,085 April 9, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England, LLC
22 Juniper Trail Unit 153 Remya Jayaram, Satish Pasupathy $751,001 April 9, 2021 Anand S Bagal, Vini Somani
147 Wood Street 147 Wood Streert LLC $350,000 April 8, 2021 Fenway Realty Capital LLC
61 Cherry Lane Unit 387 Rakesh Kumar Gourineni, Keerthana Pulluri $760,355 April 8, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
16 Smith Road Jamal Seyed Yagoobi, Fatemeh Masrouri $989,400 April 8, 2021 Stephen E Courter, Laura S Courter
59 Cherry Lane Unit 386 Haichang Gu $776,165 April 5, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
4 Birkdale Lane Unit 4 BIR Thomas D Smith, Tennyson M Smith $619,000 April 5, 2021 Trails LLC
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Progress


April 26, 2021 —Above is a historical view of 25 Main Street, left, and 35 Main Street from Google. Below, today, the trees that lined the driveway are gone; a machine grades an area that will become parking, grass; a walkway from parking spaces and a to-be-built municipal lot. Past the parking will be residential units. And beyond the residential units is St. John the Evangelist Church on Church Street.
 

Hopkinton Community Summer Band to Perform Sunday July 18 on Common

Want to perform? Practice makes perfect! See practice schedule below:

File photo, above.
The Hopkinton Music Association is again sponsoring the 16th* annual Hopkinton Community Summer Band. 
 
The band is open to the greater Hopkinton Community ages 14 and up. If you played an instrument in the past or are currently playing an instrument, come and join us.
 
Rehearsals will be from 6:30 – 8:00 on Tuesday nights outside of the High School Band room or indoors in case of weather. (We will send you a list of successful COVID practices that we will adhere to in performance.) The first rehearsal will be on Tuesday, June 15th and continue on the following Tuesdays through July 13th. There will also be two Thursday rehearsals on July 8th and July 15th. The band will perform on Sunday, July 18th  on the town common as part of the Summer Concert Series.   
 
There is a $40.00 registration fee to help defray some of the costs of the summer band program.
 
Please click on the following link to register:

Hopkinton Community Summer Band






Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Caller reported at 7:30 am his son failed to return home
after being with friends - located, boat flips - 2 males wearing
 life jackets, animal control Officer William Proctor removes sick fox from
Rocky Woods Road yard, caller complained of dog in car - checks okay,
credit card found -returned, unlicensed operator arrested,
struck deer on Cedar Street, stolen motor vehicle fled stop -
chase called off at Upton line, OUI Liquor arrest, hit
a turkey in front of station, speeding and erratic operation
and hit & run in locations, more...



April 23, 24, 25, 2021

Two New Arrests

Fire Logs
 
Red-tailed Hawk

April 25, 2021 — Top predator.

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April 24, 2021 — For people who often drive past this sign at Hopkinton State Park Headquarters, there is no mistake that Smokey got damaged and then got removed from the sign. Today's message is the same as above in this HopNews file photo.

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TOWN OF HOPKINTON
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
WATER/SEWER DIVISION
85 WOOD STREET
P.O. BOX 171
HOPKINTON, MA 01748
Phone 508-497-9765
Fax 508-497-9767

www.hopkintonma.gov/water
@hopkintonwater

Please be advised that a required fire flow test will take place Tuesday, April 27th

Crews will be testing the fire pump systems on South Street.

Because these tests will take place on main transmission lines, customers may notice some discoloration during and after the tests throughout town.

Any discoloration that may occur will eventually dissipate. Please check
your water before using it. You may need to run your cold water line to
clear your internal pipes after the test is complete.

You can also follow us on Twitter @hopkintonwater for instant department updates. In addition you can subscribe to our notice feed here:
https://groups.google.com/a/hopkintonma.gov/forum/?hl=en#!forum/watersewer   to receive up to date information.

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 Stephen D Casler, 69


Professor Emeritus Stephen D Casler, formerly of Hopkinton, MA, passed away April 22, 2021 at Hope Hospice, Bonita Springs, FL.  He was born in Boston, MA,  August 27,1951 to Barbara Casler Coyne and Howard F. Casler. He was predeceased by his father, Howard F.Casler of Boston; his sister, Pamela Casler Curley of  Holliston and his stepfather, Paul H. Coyne of Bonita Springs.
 
Steve is survived by his mother, Barbara Casler Coyne of Bonita Springs, FL, two nieces, Nicole Leventry of Carver, MA and Megan Curley of Boston; his aunt, Beverly DeWolfe of Rehoboth, MA and his uncle, Edward Hill of South Dennis, MA; his cousins, Jeff Hill, Karen Hill Seto, Sandi DeWolfe Klinkhamer, and Scott Dewolfe and 2 great nephews, Ryan and Christopher Leventry and great niece, Madison Leventry.

Steve graduated from Hopkinton High School in 1969, served four years in the Navy, received a BA from University of MA Amherst in Economics, 1977, MS at U. of Illinois,Urbana, IL Economics 1980 and PhD University of IL, Ubana, IL Economics 1983. He spent 33 years teaching in the Economics Department at Allegheny College, Meadville, PA and he served as Chairperson from 2003-2011. Steve was recognized as an excellent teacher. He received the College-wide Julian Ross award in 2002 and was recognized in the 2014 Greek Awards as Professor of the Year.

 

He was also a productive researcher with 26 published articles and a number of research reports for groups such as the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment. In 2013, he received the Sir Richard Stone Award from the International Input-Output Association; for the best paper appearing in the journal Economics Systems Research in the previous two years. He also wrote two text books, Introduction to Economics and Macroeconomics: Model Building, Applications and Policy.

A memorial service and internment will be held at a later date at Lake Grove Cemetery, Holliston. Arrangements are under the Chesmore Funeral Home, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com/

 
Rite of spring

 I'm passing along this photo of the group of volunteers who participated in the annual Center Trail Clean Up, organized by the Hopkinton Trails Club. The group (including a contingent of Scouts from Troop 1) spent 2+ hours clearing out the drainage ditches and doing other work. Great job by all! ~ Contributed Photo
John Ritz, Hopkinton Trails Club
Happy Together

April 23, 2021 — These turtles at Bloods Pond on South Mill Street number nearly a dozen.
 
Milford Regional Honors Volunteers

Volunteers who received service pins this year are (from left to right): Stephen Priest; Susan Priest; Jane Blackwood, volunteer services assistant; Alyne Oppenheim; Ed Kelly, president and CEO of Milford Regional; Nancy Stengel; Joe Amato; and Elaine Willey, director of Volunteer Services. Not pictured are Debby Cole and Cathy Sullivan.

 

MILFORD – Milford Regional Medical Center has recognized several long-serving and dedicated volunteers during Volunteer Appreciation Week.


The seven volunteers honored this year have each logged between 500 and 1,000 hours of service fulfilling various roles at the hospital. Each of the honored volunteers received a pin in recognition of their service.
Pins are awarded annually to volunteers who have reached their first 500 hours of service and then at 1,000-hour intervals.
The following volunteers received recognition pins:
500 Hours
• Nancy Stengel of Mendon
• Cathy Sullivan of Holliston

1,000 Hours
• Joe Amato of Milford
• Debby Cole of Hopkinton
• Alyne Oppenheim of Franklin
• Stephen Priest of Milford
• Susan Priest of Milford

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Cowbird

All birds matter, ❤ I don't discriminate. Can't deny the beauty of this Brown-headed Cowbird. Such characters!!~ Julie
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<<< Morgan's Harbor to Hill Friday Menu - click to enlarge
 
Combined Class Reunion
Hopkinton HS 1971 & 1972
Attention Classes of 71 & 72 – we are going to have our big 50th and 49th Class Reunion this summer, on July 10 from 5:00PM to 10:00PM at the Marlborough Holiday Inn.

Ticket prices are $75 for one and $140 for a couple. Rooms are also available at a discounted rate. We'd love to see you and we need to hear from you by 5/16/21. Please call or email:

Norm Robinson at 508-395-7429 / NormREBroker@gmail.com  or
Holly Russell at 207-210-3792 /
Hollyrussell856@mail.com .

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Reason for Aggression?

April 22, 2021 — Females or territory!


<--- Cornell's Irish Pub Specials this week
Morgan's Harbor to Hill Specials for today 4/22 --->
 


Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Missing dog (x2), Community Policing at Senior Center,
extinguished fire on Teresa Road, rock in road,
responding to smoke - advised Hillcrest Drive individual
of burning regulations, grill fire put out before arrival,
Officer Jessica Ferreira to Holliston assisting in
prisoner search...



April 21, 2021
No arrests
 
Inspections Are Back Online at Hopkinton Shell
[Inspection stations in Mass and other states fell victim and had been offline for a few days]
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Please be advised that due to a water main break on Davis Road the water is currently off to the area. The water will be off for several hours as crews work through the night to make repairs. Due to the nature of the break there could be discoloration throughout the center of town.

Eric J. Carty Water-Sewer Manager
Hopkinton Water-Sewer Dept.
PO Box 171
Hopkinton, MA 01748
P 508-497-9765

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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Landscape equipment on side of road,  telephone scam,
dog threatens caller's dog, wallet found, lost child found
prior to K-9 deployment, CC fraud, suspicious vehicle
near caller's home, dead animal in road...
April 20, 2021
Fire Logs 4/12 - 4/18
 
Neighborly Love

April 20, 2021 - Neighborly love is alive and well in Hopkinton! Imagine my surprise when I came home from a tough night on call at the hospital to this! My fabulous little neighbors made this for me! They are great kids -Allie Tighe, Sophia Mercurio and Michael Tighe.
~ Brenda Coutinho, MD


HELP WANTED
Landscape Laborer
Work in the outdoors
Learn from a Master Craftsman
Build Resilience
Help Dreams Come True
Experienced or Will Train
$16 - $25 per hr., depending upon experience

 
Name Game
Board approves street and trail names

April 20, 2021 - The Select Board heard from developer Chuck Joseph Tuesday evening and approved his request to name a street in his Hopkinton Village Center residential development, currently under construction. After consultations with the family of Dick Hoyt, who passed away recently, said Mr. Joseph, the name that all concerned agreed upon is Hoyt Way. It was a small modification from the original Hoyt's Way appearing in print in the agenda. The "apostrophe" is not favored for use in the naming of places.
        Peter LaGoy also stopped by to request a naming, this time of a stone dust trail named for the family of David Hughes which had a longtime farm on the property. They approved the naming of it as the Hughes Farm Trail.

       "You know, there's a fairly large old farm field back there. The name signifies what land is available back there along the trail," he said. The family sold the land to the town in 2015, said Mr. LaGoy, adding that they had farmed the land for 70 years before that.

       "Old-timers have memories and anecdotes about that land, and Dave Hughes was a longtime football coach," said Mr. LaGoy. [Ed. note: File photo, right Mr. Hughes accepting game ball from Co-Captains upon his 200th win.].

      

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Every Wednesday in April, Hillers Pizza will donate 15% of their total sales for the day to the HPD on behalf of the Doug Flutie Foundation. They also have HPD Autism Patches for $10, of which 100% percent goes to the foundation
.


Hillers Pizza for Doug Flutie Foundation
During National Autism Acceptance Month in April

April 21, 2021 - Hillers Pizza, 77 West Main Street, will be donating 15% of the total sales every Wednesday in April, which will be donated to the Hopkinton Police Association to benefit the Doug Flutie Foundation. Not only can customers help by shopping there, they can also pick up a police autism patch for $10, too, while they are there. 100% of those proceeds also go to the foundation. through the Hopkinton Police Association. HopNews File photo.



Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Two-car MVA on Marshall Ave, Tree down on Fruit St,
truck strikes stone wall on Frankland, suspicious
kids on Grove St, deer struck, unemployment fraud,
bones on trail, caller believes someone stealing gift cards,
caller from Freedom Way harassed by male,
large gathering of 40-50 cars in Parkwood Dr lot at 12:00 am.
Marshall Ave fence falls forward, iphone hacked.

April 16, 17,18, 19, 2021
 
Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Football Game

These posters popped up, recognition for athletes on the Swim and Dive Team, and on the Football Team.

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Governor Charlie Baker Releases Statement on the Chauvin Verdict​

BOSTON – Governor Charlie Baker today released the following statement:

“Eleven months ago, Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin subdued and handcuffed George Floyd, and then knelt on his neck for over 8 horrific minutes.

“Since then, many states and municipalities, horrified by the viral video of George Floyd’s death, have enacted significant law enforcement reforms – including here in Massachusetts.

“But for many, the most important unanswered question since that awful night has been much more personal: Where is the justice for George Floyd – and for that matter, Officer Chauvin?

“Nothing can reverse the pain, suffering and agony of George Floyd’s family and friends, but this decision does make clear that Officer Chauvin was not above the law. He was given a fair trial, found guilty, and he will pay a price for his actions.

“But as the countless, tragic events that took place at the hands of law enforcement before and after George Floyd’s death make clear, there is much to do to correct, reform and reimagine the way law enforcement officers are trained, and how they and their departments are held accountable for their actions.

“Massachusetts enacted one of the most comprehensive police training, transparency and accountability laws in the country at the end of last year. We owe it to all those whose lives have been lost to do all we can to successfully implement that law, and sustain its aspirations far into the future.”

TONIGHT
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from April 12, 2021 to April 19, 2021
Choose Links to See Town's Property Card
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
0 West Main Street Sara King $375,001 April 16, 2021 Phyllis Compagnone, et al
95 Front Street Catherine McKie MArtin, Jonah Clark Comstock $790,000 April 16, 2021 Klio E DiCenzo, Gregory A DiCenzo
100 Main Street Christos Z Siarkos $529,000 April 16, 2021 Steven G Missaggia Tr, et al
63 Cherry Lane Unit 388 Veera Yelamanchi $764,390 April 16, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
30 Glen Road Kun Xie, Li Wan $885,000 April 15, 2021 Anthony A Iannone, Shandel L Raposa
20 Birkdale Lane Unit 20 Brian Johnson, Betsy Johnson $619,000 April 15, 2021 Trails, LLC
34 Magnolia Drive Unit 339 Pradeep Kumar Konasani $624,005 April 12, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
Last Week        
1 Chamberlain Street Wellington DaSilva $371,000 April 9, 2021 US Bank
57 Cherry Lane Unit 385 Sireesha Patlolla $710,085 April 9, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England, LLC
22 Juniper Trail Unit 153 Remya Jayaram, Satish Pasupathy $751,001 April 9, 2021 Anand S Bagal, Vini Somani
147 Wood Street 147 Wood Streert LLC $350,000 April 8, 2021 Fenway Realty Capital LLC
61 Cherry Lane Unit 387 Rakesh Kumar Gourineni, Keerthana Pulluri $760,355 April 8, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
16 Smith Road Jamal Seyed Yagoobi, Fatemeh Masrouri $989,400 April 8, 2021 Stephen E Courter, Laura S Courter
59 Cherry Lane Unit 386 Haichang Gu $776,165 April 5, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
4 Birkdale Lane Unit 4 BIR Thomas D Smith, Tennyson M Smith $619,000 April 5, 2021 Trails LLC
Week Before        
28 Apple Tree Hill Road Unit 28 David Newby $305,000 April 4, 2021 Michael Perkins
169 West Main Street Corner Brook LLC $1,750,000 April 1, 2021 Joseph A Menna LLC, et al
56 Cherry Lane Unit 391 Dimitry Grinvald, Irina Grinvald $694,255 April 1, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
4 North Pond Way Unit 23 Nagenron Alagesan, Anupama Mohankumar $679,900 March 31, 2021 Brude D Wheeler
87 Main Street Shawn Ayube, Daniela Ayube $840,000 March 31, 2021 John L Palmer, Marilyn J Palmer
16 Apple Tree Hill Road Unit 16 bldg D Thomas Dirienzo, Lisa Dirienzo $295,000 March 31, 2021 Catherine Kuhl
13 Weybridge Lane Unit 26 Pankaj Jain, Surbhi Jain $401,000 March 31, 2021 Colleen Carey
3 College Street Meaghan DeRaad $200,000 March 30, 2021 Thomas Connelly Jr Tr et al
Legacy Farms North Trails LLC $4,582,500 March 29, 2021 Legacy Farms LLC
23 Clubhouse Lane Arlene F Wilner, David S Wilner $689,000 March 29, 2021 Trails LLC
Week Before        
25 Main Street Unit 1 Oasis on Main Street LLC $735,000 March 26, 2021 Peter J Thalmann Tr, Charles N Marsland Tr, et al
22 West Elm Street Derek Pszybysz, Ashley Moraski $860,000 March 26, 2021 Thomas M Wall Tr, et al
11 Weston Lane Unit 11 WES Jon Wolf $649,000 March 26, 2021 Trails LLC
35 Magnolia Drive, Unit 353 Kalyan K Gondrala, Harika Menta $633,229 March 26, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
138 Old Town Road Kristine J Kelsey $165,000 March 26, 2021 Geurt Van de Kamp, Janice HM Van de Kamp
Week Before        
37 Magnolia Drive Unit 352 Vivekkumar Krishnapratap Singh, Neeta Mondal $660,210 March 19, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
25 Forest Lane Unit 21 Vadivelan Adhimoolam, Saranya Subramanian $450,000 March 19, 2021 Bin Dai, Jiaojiao Liu
10 Duffield Road Thomas G Towle, Hiromi  Y Towle $311,000 March 18, 2021 Richard W Norton III, Sharon A Norton
10 Clubhouse Lane Unit 10 CLU Deborah Ann Ray $599,000 March 18, 2021 Trails LLC
9 Hearthstone Road Vijaykumar Krishnamurthi, Marcela Krishnamurthi $1,007,000 March 17, 2021 Stephen M Bird, Diane C Bird
19 Birkdale Lane Unit 19 BIR William D Haley, Suzanne C Haley $639,000 March 16, 2021 Trails, LLC
 
Out on a Limb

April 19, 2021 — Thanks again to David M. Hughes for another stunning photo (at an undisclosed location).

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PATRIOTS’ DAY MARATHON IN MEMORY OF DICK HOYT – DONE.  UP NEXT, PATRIOTS’ DAY MILE RUN WITH RICK HOYT AT 1PM

 

Finished up my 49th Patriots’ Day Marathon a little while ago.  Glad that one is in the books.  Great day for a marathon...started a 4am!  Too bad and unfortunate that 30,000 other runners could not have joined me.  I did, however, run around my neighborhood and not along the marathon course itself this time.   Did this in memory of my good friend, Dick Hoyt.   Now it is off to the Worcester area to run the Patriots’ Day Mile at 1pm with the other special half of Team Hoyt.  I’m running and going the “extra mile” here for Rick.   Hope my legs will still be working by the time I get out there!  

 

Then it is my children’s book launch at 5:30pm today – FINISH STRONG!

 

 ~Dave McGillivray

Norwood 49, Hopkinton 35




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America's  Bird, American Bald Eagle


April 18, 2021 — For decades, David M. Hughes - Dave to those who know him - was a successful football coach for Hopkinton High School; so successful that they named a stadium for him, the David M. Hughes Stadium, following his retirement. Now, as evidenced above, Dave has taken up photography and is meeting new goals in that field, too.
 
The World Around Us


April 18, 2021 - Julie Ford has the goods when it comes to knowing what various species eat. The red and green colors of Christmas shone brightly in her backyard this morning. It is a male cardinal.
 



As part of their racial literacy program, the Primary School community has started talking about the significance and meaning of names as it relates to identity. This week, students asked their parents to share a story about their name, and together they wrote the story down. At Thursday’s Morning Meeting, students in every grade had the opportunity to share their name story with the rest of the community. Students told wonderful stories about names that were inspired by television show themes, great-great-grandparents, joyful emotions, aspirational traits, and names that were chosen because they sound equally beautiful in a variety of languages. While Head of Primary School Katie Knuppel often shares a story in Morning Meeting, students were especially excited to hear stories in which their friends and classmates are the main characters!

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COVID-19 Updates & Precautions

April 16, 2021 update and Eligibility Reminders

HERE

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8 Years Ago - A Somber Anniversary


(Photo and cut-line from April 16, 2013) — Runner Sylvain Duguay and his wife, Sylia, from Laval, Quebec, Canada returned to Hopkinton today after successfully completing his run with in the Boston Marathon. They agreed to pose next to the sign which had just been installed by the Hopkinton Marathon Committee, to give it scale.

April 16, 2021 - Two radicalized brothers had planted bombs near the Finish the day before the sign went up, and the hunt for them was on. Wikipedia has a good summary of the horrific event and the manhunt that ensued. The President of the United States came to Boston and delivered a powerful, uplifting, inspirational message during a church service, video is below. He mentioned Hopkinton icons and quoted a poet who called Boston "A state of grace." The speech by President Obama in The Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, and the sign from Dorothy Ferriter-Wallace's Marathon Committee are strong examples of the feeling of outrage that brought people of all walks of life together in a sense of community, empathy and love.

A Video of President Obama's Powerful Address to Boston and the
Nation While the Bombers Were Still on the Run:

 

Hopkinton Police Department Achieves Accreditation

 

Over the last several years, the Hopkinton Police Department has strived to become an accredited agency.


The Massachusetts Police Accreditation Program consists of 257 mandatory standards as well as 125 optional standards. In order to achieve accreditation status, the Department must meet all applicable mandatory standards as well as 55 % of the optional standards. Achieving Accreditation is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.
This program is open to all 351 Cities and Towns in the Commonwealth, it also includes College Departments. There are currently 257 participating agencies in Massachusetts, only 92 have received accreditation.


Law Enforcement Accreditation is a “Badge of Honor” in the Law Enforcement Profession. It is one of the Best Measures of a Police Department’s Compliance with Professional Standards. These standards are a culmination of best practices developed throughout Massachusetts and the Nation. Developing policies and procedures that adhere to these principles shows how truly dedicated an accredited agency is to not only its community, it shows a greater devotion to advancing the field of law enforcement and professional police officers.


Similar to accreditation programs in other disciplines, the accreditation process for the police profession consists of two major components:


1. the establishment of a body of standards that promotes best practices for the profession; and

2. the administration of a voluntary assessment process by which agencies can be publicly recognized for meeting those standards.
This monumental task was led by our Accreditation Manager Lieutenant John Porter, but it was truly a team effort. Without the support of the entire department, this task would have been an impossible one.


On March 31st, 2021 after a long and arduous journey, the Hopkinton Police Department was awarded and recognized by the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission as an Accredited Agency.
Thank you to everyone who was involved in accomplishing this mission and solidifying our dedication to our community and to our profession. We will continue to strive for excellence every day.~ From HPD facebook


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Tiny Dancer

April 4, 2021 — As most readers likely know by now, Julie Ford gets close and personal with her subjects, at least with her telephoto lenses, often getting them to appear to pose. And now, as we can see from above, she can get them to pole-dance, too. The female squirrel will give live birth to between two and five young ones.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Individual seeks advice regarding paperwork served,
vehicle in South Street lot with multiple queries,
doorbell rang several times -caller has video,
caller stuck in her apt at senior village, woman
taking an illegal turn not happy with officer's response,
solicitors in Teresa Road area, vehicles parked on
Echo Lake walking trail - marijuana found - parents called...
April 15, 2021

Richard Jacob Spector, 89

SPECTOR, Richard Jacob Age 89, of Framingham, MA, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2021 after a long illness. Born in Boston, MA, he was the son of the late Celia Spector and the late Frank Spector. Beloved brother of the late George Spector and his wife Sally, as well as his late sister, Ruthie Meltzer and her husband Harry.

Before embarking on his career, Richard served in the U.S. Army in France as an Accountant and Interpreter at the end of the Korean Conflict.

Richard spent his career in Sales, Merchandising and Product Development. First, in the wholesale liquor business, then with S & H Greenstamps, next as a Wholesale Food Broker in the meat and deli industry, and ultimately, adding in the snack food sector. As a prominent entrepreneur and business owner, Richard founded and managed Summit Food Sales for many years.

In retirement, Richard enjoyed weekly outings with his Romeo Lunch Club. Throughout his life, Richard was an avid food aficionado who was best known for his generous hospitality and gregarious personality. Most of all, Richard enjoyed spending special times with family with his beloved wife, Janice, by his side.

Richard is survived by his wife, Janice, and his blended family, including his children, Marjorie Anderson and her husband Stephen of Framingham, MA, Steven Spector and his wife Donna of Hopkinton, MA, Sara Spector-Brown and her husband Peter Brown, Jr. of Uxbridge, MA, Michelle Forna of Millis, MA, Noel Bahri of Hopkinton, MA, and Ed Sobkowiak and his wife Ilona of Northbridge, MA, loving grandchildren include Samantha Anderson and her husband John Farnsworth of Brattleboro, VT, Ian Anderson and his wife Samantha of Abington, MA, Olivia Spector of Somerville, MA, Michael Spector of Los Angeles, CA, Joe Sobkowiak and Katie Sobkowiak of Uxbridge, MA, Kian, Lili and JJ Bahri of Hopkinton, MA, Travis Brown and his fiance Valerie Cedeno of Wichita Falls, TX, Tayla Brown of Northbridge, MA and many nieces, nephews and cousins in New England and across the country.

Due to Covid-19 protocol, a private ceremony in Metrowest will take place in the near future. Please contact the Levine Chapels, Brookline for more information: www.levinechapels.com or (617) 277-8300.

In lieu of flowers, we support the following non-profit which protects Metrowest residents against food insecurity: Daniels Table, 10 Pearl Street, Framingham, MA 01702, www.danielstable.org

The Spector family wishes to say a special "Thank You" to all the medical and professional care associates who provided support for Richard, especially during the last year.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.

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Middlesex Sheriff’s Office announces upcoming correction officer exam

BILLERICA, Mass. – Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian has announced the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office will open registration for its 2021 correction officer class on Monday, April 19.

“The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office is a recognized national leader in the field of corrections,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “We are looking for candidates who share our team’s commitment to service, professional excellence, enhancing public safety and reducing recidivism. If you share these values and goals and want to make a difference in the lives of others, I encourage you to visit our website to register for our exam.”

This year’s exam will be offered on a rolling basis with candidates able to select from a pre-determined list of dates beginning on May 4 and running through May 22. Those interested in registering for the written exam must do so before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 10 at www.middlesexsheriff.org .

All applicants must be 21 years of age at the date of the examination and be legally eligible to work in the United States in compliance with federal law. Candidates must also have a high school degree or equivalent and possess a valid motor vehicle license. A bachelor’s degree and/or prior law enforcement or security experience is preferred.

In addition to the written exam, candidates must pass a physical fitness test and criminal background check as well as psychological and medical examinations before being selected to participate in the 44th Basic Training Academy.

The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office was established in 1692 and has been recognized by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and a host of organizations for its innovative, cutting edge programs including the Medication Assisted Treatment And Directed Opioid Recovery (MATADOR) Program, the Housing Unit for Military Veterans (HUMV) and the Commonwealth’s first specialized unit for young adult offenders. This March, the MSO also opened a new pre-release center designed to help prepare incarcerated women for re-entry. This program focuses on treatment, family engagement and reunification.

“These specialty programs and other initiatives provide our staff members opportunities for unique assignments and specialized training over the course of their careers,” said Sheriff Koutoujian.

To learn more about the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office, find a full list of qualifications or register for this year’s exam, please visit
www.middlesexsheriff.org  .

 
School Dept. to look into replacing/relocating Elmwood School -Will discuss this evening.
Press release from the desk of Superintendent of Schools Carol Cavanaugh, Ph. D.
HOPKINTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS ELMWOOD SCHOOL SOI INVITED INTO MSBA PERIOD OF ELIGIBILITY

On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, the Hopkinton Public Schools statement of interest for the Elmwood school was voted into a Period of Eligibility with the Massachusetts State Building Authority or MSBA. Over the next 270 days, the school district will need to prepare a variety of documents to prove that they are eligible to enter into the next phase, which is known as the Feasibility Study. The 270-day Eligibility Period formalizes and streamlines the beginning of the MSBA’s grant approval process and benefits the town by providing a definitive schedule for the completion of preliminary requirements, including identifying needs for planning and budgeting. Successful completion of all activities in the Eligibility Period will allow the town to be eligible for an MSBA invitation to Feasibility Study.

 

This is very exciting news as the first time a statement of interest was submitted to the MSBA for the Elmwood school was back in 2008.

 

The Elmwood school was built in 1964. Over the years the school district has kept the building in good condition. Nevertheless, the age and configuration of the building make it very difficult to offer students 21st century academic programming, especially related to small group targeted instruction (SpEd, ESOL, and reading remediation, for example) and technology integration. The parking, drop off, and pick up processes prove challenging on the property. The location is further compromised because the school is built on a Tennessee gas line. And finally some of the common spaces in the building, for example the library and the cafeteria, are markedly too small for the ever-expanding student body. In sum, the Elmwood School--the second oldest building in the district--struggles due to increased enrollment, the need for 21st century academic programming, and, as a result, an expanded faculty.

 

Over the next eight months, the school district will engage townspeople in a process of looking at available spaces to build a school, address traffic concerns, project enrollment, determine grade configurations, and more. It will be very important to hear the voices of the community.

 

The scope and configuration of the school to be built will impact the cost of the project. What the MSBA encouraged the district to do was to think very creatively about Hopkinton‘s educational needs, not just now but in the decades to come.

 

 Should the School Committee vote to do so tonight, the Hopkinton Public Schools will be adding an article to the town Special Town Meeting Warrant for May 8, 2021. The article will be asking Town Meeting to vote for a sum of money to be taken out of the Legacy Farms Host Community Agreement (HCA) specifically for a feasibility study. It is important to note that neither this vote nor the sum of money means we are building a new school. What it does mean is that we are assessing the feasibility of building a new school. Because the money is coming from the Host Community Agreement, there will be absolutely no impact to any tax payer in Hopkinton to conduct this feasibility study. The request to Town Meeting voters will be to move the schools’ money from its stabilization fund to the general fund such that the district can begin a feasibility study to replace the Elmwood School, which includes determining grade level and building configurations.

 

 The specifics of the district’s Eligibility Period will be sent to Hopkinton by the MSBA on Monday, April 26, 2021.

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Iridescent


April 15, 2021 — This beautiful, iridescent male bluebird is one of a  few who are visiting Julie's "Outdoor Bird Sanctuary," where the only shooting done there is with a long-lens camera.
 
Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Caller reported cat outside -concerned for well-being,
paving crew working w/o detail officer, suspicious
male looking at house and car, suspicious incident,
gas tank and propane tank fell off of truck, vehicle
with expired temporary plates, deer struck and smashed
windshield -running around carcass - tow called,
Odor investigation, malfunctioning traffic signals,
construction crew on Main Street ruptured gas line,
two-car MVA,  Framingham PD request check on vehicle
for pedestrian accident in their town, Mazda speeding,
suspicious large truck in front of gas plant, plants stolen,
license found, bank fraud, Amazon trucks taking up
intersection...
April 7, 2021
April 14, 2021
No arrests
HPD would like to wish a happy Telecommunicators week to our dispatch staff! Our dispatchers are the first line of defense when an emergency strikes. They are almost always unseen but are always there when you need them! Please join us in thanking them and recognizing all their hard work!
What Has Bill Morgan Added at Harbor to Hill Seafood?
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Join Us for a Virtual Public Information Meeting on the 

Acceler-8 I-90 Bridge Replacements Project 

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 6:00 PM 

 

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is replacing bridges on I-90 east and westbound over Flanders Road in Westborough and Parkerville Road, Cordaville Road and Woodland Road in Southborough. To minimize disruptions, MassDOT will use a rapid bridge replacement approach to replace eight bridges over eight weekends. This approach reduces the project duration from a potential of three years with traditional construction methods to just over one year. In advance of the eight weekends, preparatory work is being performed on I-90 and on the local streets. The existing abutments are being refaced at Woodland, Parkerville and Flanders Roads. New abutments are being constructed at Cordaville Road.

 

This public meeting will provide information about the replacement of the eight bridges (two bridges per local road) that will take place over eight weekends between June 2021 and August 2021 as well as an update on ongoing preparatory work that began in February 2021.

 

The meeting will be held online, via Zoom. To register, please click this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81601492171?pwd=UmljbmpQWSt2cm9UZ1ZyYUU1bTAzZz09

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Upon joining you will be prompted to share your first name, last name and email address. Meeting attendees will be entered into the project’s email database to receive project updates. The meeting will be recorded and posted online for those who cannot attend. The presentation will be posted on the website the day before the meeting to allow people who plan to attend by phone the opportunity to review it prior to the meeting.

  

Public involvement and outreach 

MassDOT will send e-blast and social media updates two weeks in advance of future construction phases and traffic shifts, and the website will be kept up to date. To receive email updates and meeting notices, please sign up for our email list. 

 

For more information about the Acceler-8 I-90 Bridge Replacements Project, please visit the website at www.mass.gov/Acceler8Bridges. If you have questions or would like to report an issue or concern, please email the project team at A8@dot.state.ma.us.

 

 

Water Use Restrictions Upcoming

 

Please be advised that our annual DEP required water use restrictions will take effect May 1st. Hopefully we will see some much needed rain by the end of the week!


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

Hopkinton, MA 01748

P 508-497-9765
F 508-497-9767

ericc@hopkintonma.gov

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Worth a Thousand Words

April 14, 2021 — Above is a drawing from the architect for the Main Street Corridor Project. Despite whatever claims are being sent through emails and facebook, here is what these two images mean. Below is the staging area for this part of the project. We were informed by an unofficial email that the right of way inside the red perimeter below will be graded down today. When the project is complete, that is where motor vehicles will park. The eastbound entrance to it, as well as Marathon Way itself, will be a one-way roadway.

 
And in spite of people claiming there will be a loss of green space, note two things: First of all, that green space is not part of the common, it is part of the town's right of way, which is governed by the Select Board.  Secondly, at more than one meeting, a representative of the architects explained that there would be added green space to the triangle which amounted to more than what was being removed for parking and for safety. The existing triangle with the Doughboy is noted above with a dashed line. The new Doughboy triangle is delineated by the solid, bold triangle, removing the unsafe, wide aspect of the current configuration, and adding the green space.






Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Individual sleeping in car, people "casing" vehicles
at business, scam call, grandparent scam call,
youths possibly messing with Snappy Dogs,
no-trespass violation, motorcycle with no tail lights,
erratic operator, youths in the woods...
April 14, 2021
No arrests
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Select Board on Zoom
"We can't let them derail this [Main St] project" ~ Brian Herr

by Robert Falcione
April 13, 2021 - Following an executive Session, the Select Board accepted a $3,000 award on behalf of K-9 Titan and K-9 Officer Sanchioni, for the Hopkinton Police Department from Hometown Heroes.


If the superlatives that were showered upon newly appointed Executive Assistant To the Town Manager, Vasudha Dutta, were water, she would have left soaking wet. She has worked in Town Hall and in other nations, and gained the respect of many people.

 

Town Manager  Norman Khumalo read a list of town employees who found her, "Calm, efficient and poised in every situation, and every situation during the interview."

 

Of concern for neighbors and the board are complaints about security of the Marshall Avenue construction site for the Main Street Corridor project. Chair Brendan Tedstone wanted assurances that a 6' fence with a locked gate would keep out children and others.

 

Mr. Khumalo noted that Verizon has already moved a few poles in the project's scope.

 

The board voted to sign the warrant that closes on April 23, 2021 for the Special Town Meeting on May 8, 2021.

 

In addition, Mr. Khumalo said that the Article brought by a citizen petition compelling the town to pick up and dispose of waste from condominium units will not be recommended by the Planning Board.

 

Emails from residents were on board member Amy Ritterbusch's mind.

 

"It's really disappointing that so many people are having issues do far," referring to the emails the board had received complaining about the project..

 

Outgoing Select Board member Brian Herr said he'd like to jump into the conversation..

 

"Amy, I think it's important that we be very clear about this though. Our role is to enforce, follow and encourage the general will of the community to move forward.

 

"The general will of the community was established on December 9, 2019.

 

"We have to follow that directive from Town Meeting and build the project," he said.

 

"There's 18,000 people that we represent. The 18,000 is the general will of the community.

 

"Twenty people is not the will of the community," he said, alluding to the negative emails. "And we can't let them derail this project, as some have clearly tried in recent weeks.

 

"That's not fair to the rest of the town," Mr. Herr concluded.


Hillers Pizza for Doug Flutie Foundation
During National Autism Acceptance Month in April

April 1, 2021 - Hillers Pizza, 77 West Main Street, will be donating 15% of the total sales every Wednesday in April, which will be donated to the Hopkinton Police Association to benefit the Doug Flutie Foundation. Not only can customers help by shopping there, they can also pick up a police autism patch for $10, too, while they are there. 100% of those proceeds also go to the foundation through the Hopkinton Police Association. HopNews File photo.
Mass State Police Pursue Suspects with Chopper
Watch entire or part of pursuit then skip to 9:20 to see surrender

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Hopkinton Fire Department Receives $300 Stipend to Conduct Home Fire Sprinkler Educational Program during Home Fire Sprinkler Week.

(Hopkinton, MA) - April 13, 2021—The Hopkinton Fire Department was awarded a $300 stipend from the national nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) and State Farm to increase awareness about the dangers of home fires and the life-saving benefits of home fire sprinklers.

 

Hopkinton Fire Department will push out a new educational message via social media every day during Home Fire Sprinkler Week, May 16-22, 2021. With the NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative, HFSC co-sponsors Home Fire Sprinkler Week, an educational program carried out annually in the U.S. and Canada. The Week unites the fire service in the effort to increase awareness of home fire dangers to civilians and responders and facts about installing fire sprinklers in new homes.

 

“Every community needs the facts about home fire sprinklers, including Hopkinton, MA. We are honored to have been selected for this generous stipend,” said Tom Poirier, Fire Prevention Officer of the Hopkinton Fire Department. “Using the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition’s educational materials, we will raise awareness of how quickly a home fire can become deadly and the life-saving impact of installing home fire sprinklers.”

 

According to HFSC:

● Without sprinklers, today’s home fires become deadly in as little as two minutes.

● These fires put residents and firefighters at risk from toxic smoke, heat and flames.

● With sprinklers, in a home fire the sprinkler closest to the fire will activate when the temperature reaches about 165℉.

● The sprinkler will spray water directly on the fire, controlling or putting it out. In most home fires just one sprinkler activates.

 

For more information about home fire sprinklers, please visit the Hopkinton Fire website at www.hopkintonfd.org , and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition website at www.homefiresprinkler.org .

Traffic Stop at Plainridge Park Casino Results in Arrest and Recovery of Stolen Gun

April 12, 2021 — A short time before 11:30 p.m. on Friday, April 9, Trooper Michael Best, assigned to the Massachusetts State Police Gaming Enforcement Unit (GEU) at Plainridge Park, was observing traffic entering the casino property from Route 1 in Plainville. Trooper Best noticed a white Volvo sedan with it’s driver side headlight out, and performed a motor vehicle stop on the car.

 

Trooper Best made contact with the operator and sole occupant of the vehicle, BRUCE HODGES, 38, of Tucson, Ariz. Trooper Best noticed, in plain view, a plastic case on the passenger side rear floorboard. In conversation with HODGES it was determined that the case contained a handgun. HODGES does not possess a license to carry a firearm. 

 

With HODGES’s permission, Trooper Best opened the case and revealed it’s contents. Within the case was a Smith & Wesson M&P .40 caliber handgun, and a magazine loaded with 15 rounds. At this time fellow GEU Troopers Gregory Hayes, and Dustin Aziz arrived to lend assistance to Trooper Best. An electronic query of the firearm’s serial number revealed that the weapon had been stolen in Carlsbad N.M. in May 2020. At this time HODGES was read his Miranda Rights and placed under arrest.

 

Trooper Best secured the firearm and Trooper Mark Crawford of the Foxborough Barracks transported HODGES back to the barracks in a marked cruiser for booking. HODGES was issued, by hand, a citation for the vehicle lights violation.

HODGES was scheduled to appear in Wrentham District Court on the following charges:

  1.  

  2. Motor Vehicle Lights Violation;

  3. Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm;

  4. Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device;

  5. Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card;

  6. Improper Storage of a Firearm; and

  7. Receiving Stolen Property (-$1200).

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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Ashland PD call for car vs. pole - man on ground -
transport to UMass, two vehicles parked legally in
front of house, truck pumping water out of lake,
door-to-door solicitor, scam phone call, injured squirrel,
car hit with egg on Grove St., someone trespassing on HR St.,
tow truck hit & run mailbox, gate open at Marshall Ave
construction staging area, person walking down Lumber Street
with a shopping cart...


April 12, 2021
No Arrests
 
Rite of Spring


April 12, 2021 — Each Spring the tom turkeys puff themselves up and show off their colorful, iridescent feathers hoping that one of the always-near foraging females will take a moment to notice him in particular and mate. Thanks again to Julie Ford.
 

Democrat Caucus Results

 

On Friday evening April 9th the Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee (HDTC) held their annual local caucus via Zoom with about thirty in attendance. Thirteen local candidates received the committee’s endorsement for the local town election in May. All thirteen of these candidates had previously pulled candidacy papers from the Town Clerk and twelve had gathered the needed signatures to be on the ballot as well.

 

Below is the list of endorsed candidates from the HDTC that will be on the ballot for the local Hopkinton election on Saturday, May 22, 2021.

 

Assessor - Lesley Ficarri (re-election), nomination papers & HDTC endorsement

Board of Health – Regina Miloslavsky, nomination papers & HDTC endorsement

Cemetery Commissioner – Tom Pratt (re-election), nomination papers & HDTC endorsement

Cemetery Commissioner – Kyla McSweeney, HDTC endorsement

Commissioner of Trust Funds – Melissa Hayes, nomination papers & HDTC endorsement

Constable – Frank D’Urso (re-election), nomination papers & HDTC endorsement

Housing Authority – John Morris, nomination papers & HDTC endorsement

Library Trustee – Stan Pulnik (re-election), nomination papers & HDTC endorsement

Parks and Recreation Commission: Amy O’Donnell, nomination papers & HDTC endorsement

Planning Board – Rob Benson (re-election), nomination papers & HDTC endorsement

School Committee – Meg Tyler (re-election), nomination papers & HDTC endorsement

Select Board (Selectman) – Irfan Nasrullah (re-election), nomination papers & HDTC endorsement

Select Board (Selectman) – Muriel Kramer, nomination papers & HDTC endorsement

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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Hayden Rowe lights not operating correctly,
well-being check on student - father driving
student to school now, unemployment fraud (x2), pumps
spraying gas all over cars and ground (x2)- coned off,
dead rabbit, large burn pile, woman driving by taking photos,
ankle monitoring device on low battery, youths in woods behind
house, motorcycle vs car accident w/injuries, tax fraud,
suspicious person in front of house, illegal dumping
on West Main Street, fraud, identity theft, youths harassing son,
Milford PD requests mutual aid for noise complaint, several
shotgun blasts on Spring Street, orphaned raccoons on Saddle Hill Road,
April 9, 10, 11
Fire Dept. Logs
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from April 4, 2021 to April 11, 2021
Choose Links to See Town's Property Card
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
1 Chamberlain Street Wellington DaSilva $371,000 April 9, 2021 US Bank
57 Cherry Lane Unit 385 Sireesha Patlolla $710,085 April 9, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England, LLC
22 Juniper Trail Unit 153 Remya Jayaram, Satish Pasupathy $751,001 April 9, 2021 Anand S Bagal, Vini Somani
147 Wood Street 147 Wood Streert LLC $350,000 April 8, 2021 Fenway Realty Capital LLC
61 Cherry Lane Unit 387 Rakesh Kumar Gourineni, Keerthana Pulluri $760,355 April 8, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
16 Smith Road Jamal Seyed Yagoobi, Fatemeh Masrouri $989,400 April 8, 2021 Stephen E Courter, Laura S Courter
59 Cherry Lane Unit 386 Haichang Gu $776,165 April 5, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
4 Birkdale Lane Unit 4 BIR Thomas D Smith, Tennyson M Smith $619,000 April 5, 2021 Trails LLC
Last Week        
28 Apple Tree Hill Road Unit 28 David Newby $305,000 April 4, 2021 Michael Perkins
169 West Main Street Corner Brook LLC $1,750,000 April 1, 2021 Joseph A Menna LLC, et al
56 Cherry Lane Unit 391 Dimitry Grinvald, Irina Grinvald $694,255 April 1, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
4 North Pond Way Unit 23 Nagenron Alagesan, Anupama Mohankumar $679,900 March 31, 2021 Brude D Wheeler
87 Main Street Shawn Ayube, Daniela Ayube $840,000 March 31, 2021 John L Palmer, Marilyn J Palmer
16 Apple Tree Hill Road Unit 16 bldg D Thomas Dirienzo, Lisa Dirienzo $295,000 March 31, 2021 Catherine Kuhl
13 Weybridge Lane Unit 26 Pankaj Jain, Surbhi Jain $401,000 March 31, 2021 Colleen Carey
3 College Street Meaghan DeRaad $200,000 March 30, 2021 Thomas Connelly Jr Tr et al
Legacy Farms North Trails LLC $4,582,500 March 29, 2021 Legacy Farms LLC
23 Clubhouse Lane Arlene F Wilner, David S Wilner $689,000 March 29, 2021 Trails LLC
Week Before        
25 Main Street Unit 1 Oasis on Main Street LLC $735,000 March 26, 2021 Peter J Thalmann Tr, Charles N Marsland Tr, et al
22 West Elm Street Derek Pszybysz, Ashley Moraski $860,000 March 26, 2021 Thomas M Wall Tr, et al
11 Weston Lane Unit 11 WES Jon Wolf $649,000 March 26, 2021 Trails LLC
35 Magnolia Drive, Unit 353 Kalyan K Gondrala, Harika Menta $633,229 March 26, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
138 Old Town Road Kristine J Kelsey $165,000 March 26, 2021 Geurt Van de Kamp, Janice HM Van de Kamp
Week Before        
37 Magnolia Drive Unit 352 Vivekkumar Krishnapratap Singh, Neeta Mondal $660,210 March 19, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
25 Forest Lane Unit 21 Vadivelan Adhimoolam, Saranya Subramanian $450,000 March 19, 2021 Bin Dai, Jiaojiao Liu
10 Duffield Road Thomas G Towle, Hiromi  Y Towle $311,000 March 18, 2021 Richard W Norton III, Sharon A Norton
10 Clubhouse Lane Unit 10 CLU Deborah Ann Ray $599,000 March 18, 2021 Trails LLC
9 Hearthstone Road Vijaykumar Krishnamurthi, Marcela Krishnamurthi $1,007,000 March 17, 2021 Stephen M Bird, Diane C Bird
19 Birkdale Lane Unit 19 BIR William D Haley, Suzanne C Haley $639,000 March 16, 2021 Trails, LLC
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Smoke, but no Fire

April 11, 2021 — Contrary to the oft-repeated adage, the "smoke" that set off this alarm late this afternoon and brought the fire and police departments was caused by steam in the kitchen.
 
 

The Hopkinton Women's Club is holding the 33rd annual Meet the Candidates Night, our first virtual one, on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021, at 7:00 PM. HCAM will present this event live on television and on YouTube.

 

We encourage townspeople to watch and ask questions of those citizens running for office in the May 22nd Town Election. Home viewers will have the opportunity to pose questions to the candidates ahead of time or that evening using live@hcam.tv for emails and 508-333-5858 for texts.  HCAM airs on Comcast Channel 8, Verizon Channel 30 and live streams online.

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Plea for Heavier Crosswalk Enforcement


Editor:

Hopkinton PD needs to immediately start enforcing crosswalk violations. I’m thinking in particular of the crosswalk over Main Street to Church Street.

Despite the pedestrian accident that happened there a couple of years ago people continue to ignore the flashing yellow lights, and drive upwards of 40 miles per hour as though their $75,000 SUVs absolve them of paying attention to basic rules of the road.

Only rigorous enforcement and significant monetary fines will resolve this continuing dangerous situation.

Kevin Leahy
50 Grove Street

April 10, 2021

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Hopkinton Over Westwood, 49-28

February 10, 2021 — Westwood played foil to the Hopkinton Hillers football team Friday night, as even the  Hiller wind at the David Hughes Stadium moved the ball in favor of the home team. In these COVID times, the bleachers were restricted to  two guests per each player. Choose each thumbnail below to enlarge.



 
Tiny Video
A Hopkinton Minute

New offerings at Arena's Butcher on Ash Street

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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Two suspicious males walking around at
12:03 am with flashlights, female  appearing
disoriented knocked on caller's door, de-
ceased rabbit in roadway, walk-in reports scam
email, vehicle reported abandoned turns out to
be stolen, raccoon wandering around West Main
Street yard, tool box fell off truck and is lost,
 
April 8, 2021
Existing Arrests
 

DAVE MCGILLIVRAY LAUNCHES THIRD CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK

Finish Strong: Seven Marathons, Seven Continents, Seven Days is a Nonfiction Picture Book Based on McGillivray’s World Marathon Challenge run

 

 

BOSTON, MA (April 8, 2021) – Dave McGillivray, President of DMSE Sports and Race Director of the Boston Marathon, and co-author Nancy Feehrer will officially launch their third children’s picture book Finish Strong: Seven Marathons Seven Continents Seven Days on Patriots’ Day, April 19, 2021. They plan to host a video conference call with more than 100 people including many of the runners who participated with McGillivray in the 2018 World Marathon Challenge which consisted of running seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. The book is now available online via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Nomad Press.


Kids and adults will be inspired by McGillivray’s story of passion, determination, and grit. Finish Strong delivers with vibrant, real-life character paired with lively, colorful illustrations. Together, McGillivray, Feehrer, and illustrator Shululu create a story that is heartwarming, inspiring, and beautifully presented.


Finish Strong will also be donated to children at schools throughout Massachusetts as a gift from the Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation when McGillivray begins to speak at schools again. Proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit the Foundation.


Kirkus Reviews states, “A veteran marathoner recalls an around-the-world race in 2018. Snapshots...add up to some vivid memories, and he builds climactic suspense by describing how he powers through an increasingly painful injury to finish the final leg. Readers will be swept along to the finish line.”


Frank Shorter, Olympic marathon silver and gold medalist noted, “Seven marathons on seven continents in seven days: It can be done! Just imagine what you might be able to do!

And, Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially register for and run the Boston Marathon and author of Marathon Woman stated, “Join Dave McGillivray's global adventure, be inspired, and finish with a smile on your face!”

A renowned race director, motivational speaker, philanthropist and endurance athlete, McGillivray and his company, DMSE Sports, is currently managing mass vaccination sites at Gillette Stadium, Fenway Park, Reggie Lewis Center and the Hynes Convention Center. A Medford, MA native who now lives in North Andover, MA.


I can’t be more thrilled with our third children’s book,” said McGillivray. “Nancy did another magnificent job and the illustrations by Shululu are outstanding. I can’t wait until we can make some appearances at local schools again to share this amazing story with children from around the Commonwealth.” ~Contributed content

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TOWN OF HOPKINTON SELECT BOARD April 8, 2021 TOWN OF HOPKINTON NOTICE OF SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
 The Hopkinton Select Board has called a Special Town Meeting to be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021. The Warrant will close on April 23, 2021. The Select Board has called the Special Town Meeting for the purpose of reauthorization of the Means-Tested Senior Citizen Tax Exemption Program.
 

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Thomas Joseph Sullivan, 84

Thomas Joseph Sullivan, 84, of Hopkinton previously a long-time resident of Framingham, passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Born August 16, 1936 in Boston and raised in Cambridge he was the son of the late Lillian (Caswell) and Edward Sullivan. He is predeceased by his siblings, Edward, Gloria, Jack, James, Patricia, and Lillian.


Tom grew up in Cambridge as one of seven children in a typical Irish Catholic family – loud, loved and a whole lot of fun, as was told in the many stories throughout the years. He married Patricia (Lowd) in 1962 and they had four children. He served in the Army and was stationed in Germany where he returned many times for business and pleasure. He enjoyed his work as a numismatist. Tom was an avid runner; he ran several marathons across America and abroad as well as the Boston Marathon thirteen times.


Tom is survived by his children, Sharon Crowley of Milford, Shelly Sullivan of Holliston, Tom Sullivan, and his longtime girlfriend Hilary Bentley of Hopkinton. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Nicholas, his wife Brittany (great grandchild due in August), Joseph, Sean, Jada, Johnny, Sydney, and Lilly.


Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 10th from 9:30am – 10:30 am at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com  A funeral service will follow visitation at 11:00 a.m. with burial to follow in Lake Grove Cemetery, Holliston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to www.Michaeljfox.org  in support of Parkinson’s research.


April 7, 2021 - Julie gets another rarely seen bird, a wood duck drake to pose for her in her own backyard! It looks like a painted wooden decoy!
 
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from March 28, 2021 to April 3, 2021
Choose Links to See Town's Property Card
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
28 Apple Tree Hill Road Unit 28 David Newby $305,000 April 4, 2021 Michael Perkins
169 West Main Street Corner Brook LLC $1,750,000 April 1, 2021 Joseph A Menna LLC, et al
56 Cherry Lane Unit 391 Dimitry Grinvald, Irina Grinvald $694,255 April 1, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
4 North Pond Way Unit 23 Nagenron Alagesan, Anupama Mohankumar $679,900 March 31, 2021 Brude D Wheeler
87 Main Street Shawn Ayube, Daniela Ayube $840,000 March 31, 2021 John L Palmer, Marilyn J Palmer
16 Apple Tree Hill Road Unit 16 bldg D Thomas Dirienzo, Lisa Dirienzo $295,000 March 31, 2021 Catherine Kuhl
13 Weybridge Lane Unit 26 Pankaj Jain, Surbhi Jain $401,000 March 31, 2021 Colleen Carey
3 College Street Meaghan DeRaad $200,000 March 30, 2021 Thomas Connelly Jr Tr et al
Legacy Farms North Trails LLC $4,582,500 March 29, 2021 Legacy Farms LLC
23 Clubhouse Lane Arlene F Wilner, David S Wilner $689,000 March 29, 2021 Trails LLC
Last Week        
25 Main Street Unit 1 Oasis on Main Street LLC $735,000 March 26, 2021 Peter J Thalmann Tr, Charles N Marsland Tr, et al
22 West Elm Street Derek Pszybysz, Ashley Moraski $860,000 March 26, 2021 Thomas M Wall Tr, et al
11 Weston Lane Unit 11 WES Jon Wolf $649,000 March 26, 2021 Trails LLC
35 Magnolia Drive, Unit 353 Kalyan K Gondrala, Harika Menta $633,229 March 26, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
138 Old Town Road Kristine J Kelsey $165,000 March 26, 2021 Geurt Van de Kamp, Janice HM Van de Kamp
Week Before        
37 Magnolia Drive Unit 352 Vivekkumar Krishnapratap Singh, Neeta Mondal $660,210 March 19, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
25 Forest Lane Unit 21 Vadivelan Adhimoolam, Saranya Subramanian $450,000 March 19, 2021 Bin Dai, Jiaojiao Liu
10 Duffield Road Thomas G Towle, Hiromi  Y Towle $311,000 March 18, 2021 Richard W Norton III, Sharon A Norton
10 Clubhouse Lane Unit 10 CLU Deborah Ann Ray $599,000 March 18, 2021 Trails LLC
9 Hearthstone Road Vijaykumar Krishnamurthi, Marcela Krishnamurthi $1,007,000 March 17, 2021 Stephen M Bird, Diane C Bird
19 Birkdale Lane Unit 19 BIR William D Haley, Suzanne C Haley $639,000 March 16, 2021 Trails, LLC
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It's Official: Tim Kilduff Receives Highest Alumni Honor from Kent State University

The link has been cued to the alumnus with whom we are familiar.

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It’s Time to Celebrate

After a one-year delay due to the pandemic, the rededication plan for the Lauren Anderson Softball Field at Hopkinton High School is back on track.

Lauren’s family and the Field Restoration Project team will host a rededication ceremony on Field #6 on Saturday, May 1, at 10 a.m.

Given Lauren’s love for softball, it is fitting that the ceremony will be followed by a four-inning game between the Hopkinton High Girls’ Softball team and an HHS alumni team that will include some of Lauren’s teammates.

This special event would not be possible without the commitment, generosity and efforts of Lauren’s family, classmates, town residents, the school district and community organizations. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this dream become a reality.

Please join us on May 1 as we remember Lauren and celebrate her life.

*The rededication ceremony will take place rain or shine.
To protect the health and safety of all participants, we ask everyone to socially distance and wear a mask.

~ Marie Eldridge

Hopkinton Republican Town Committee Caucus Time: Apr 8, 2021 07:00 PM
Hopkinton Democratic Town Caucus Apr 9, 2021 6:30 - 8:00 pm

See the day and time on the Town of Hopkinton Calendar for ZOOM links
 
Every Wednesday in April, Hillers Pizza will donate 15% of their total sales for the day to the HPD on behalf of the Doug Flutie Foundation. They also have HPD Autism Patches for $10, of which 100% percent goes to the foundation
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Hillers Pizza for Doug Flutie Foundation
During National Autism Acceptance Month in April

April 1, 2021 - Hillers Pizza, 77 West Main Street, will be donating 15% of the total sales every Wednesday in April, which will be donated to the Hopkinton Police Association to benefit the Doug Flutie Foundation. Not only can customers help by shopping there, they can also pick up a police autism patch for $10, too, while they are there. 100% of those proceeds also go to the foundation through the Hopkinton Police Association. HopNews File photo.
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Health Director Warns of Youth COVID Surge
Select Board Recognizes Female Scouts


April 7, 2021 - Hopkinton Director of Public Health Shaun McAuliffe warned of a disproportionate rise in COVID-19 infections in youth with 170 Hopkinton children under 19 now in quarantine. He told the Select Board the transmissions did not take place in the schools.

        Start line Brewing Company's Ted Twinney was one happy Brew Meister after the Select Board unanimously granted his request to expand 80 additional seats within the walls of the outdoor space. He promised 6' distancing would be enforced.

         Next, five young women spoke of their Gold Awards from their Girl Scout Project, and another spoke of her Eagle Scout Award with the Boy Scouts.

          Girl Scout Samantha Altman worked with students and others at Tufts Veterinary School to challenge obesity in pets, especially in the low income areas. She distributed those pamphlets in those areas as well as in a clinic and a shelter.

           Cate Barry earned her Gold Award informing her fellow Hopkintonians that the tragedies she saw in her travels could happen here, contrary to prevailing local beliefs.

          Holly Burns got her gold by creating a YouTube video and informational materials to enforce the idea that anaphylaxis is dangerous. Anaphylaxis is the serious allergic reaction to a substance sometimes as common as peanuts or a bee sting, which can both sometimes be fatal.

            Megan Murchie compiled a list of volunteer opportunities for the youth of Hopkinton. 

           Julianna Lucas made a video to inform her fellow students that they can register to vote at 16 years-old, a recent development, according to Select Board member Amy Ritterbusch.

           Ellora Hoyt, the first female to join her Boy Scout Troop after the Boy Scouts' decision to admit girls, earned her Eagle Scout rank by designing, building and installing 20 nesting boxes for blue birds and tree swallows. She said many things had to be just so; the height of the box, the opening of the hole and the nesting material inside.

            State Rep Carolyn Dykema was on hand to congratulate the girls and let them know that they will be receiving official citations from the State House. More on the Meeting later.


Hopkinton Resident Recognized by Kent State University

(Kent, OH) April 6, 2021 - Hopkinton resident and founder of the 26.2 Foundation Tim Kilduff has just been awarded the Kent State University College of Education, Health and Human Services’ Centennial Alumni Award – the highest honor bestowed upon a former student who graduated from a college program more than 50 years ago.

The award recognizes an alumnus who has made significant contributions to society, whose accomplishments and careers have brought honor and distinction to Kent State University, and who has advanced the field of education, health, and human services. Tim is a 1968 graduate of Kent State.


Mr. Kilduff is also the driving force behind the proposed International Marathon Center, as well as many of the statues in Hopkinton. In addition, he is the author of the kindred city relationship between the Town of Hopkinton and Marathon, Greece. Alumni Profile File photo.

 
Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Individual arrested on a warrant, MVA on Pond Street,
illegal dumping Davis Road, erratic operator on Cedar Street,
request for more speed enforcement on Granite Street,
wires down on Pond and Church Streets, gates
left open at Marshall Ave construction site,
arrest for Child Endangerment While OUI,
more...

April 5, 2021
Two New Arrests

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2021 Boston Marathon Invitational Entry Program Policy Adopted by the Select Board, April 6th, 2021. Pursuant Section 2 of the Hopkinton Marathon Policy, the Select Board will distribute invitational applications for the upcoming 2021 Boston Marathon in the following manner.

 

Invitational entry applications will be distributed to qualified organizations through a random selection that will take place at a duly constituted public meeting. In order to qualify for the random selection, an organization must fit one of two category descriptions outlined in the Town’s Marathon Policy, namely:

      i. Town departments, boards, and committees that perform Marathon functions who may distribute entries to organizations undertaking activities for the benefit of the Town of Hopkinton.

        ii. Organizations undertaking public service activities within the Town of Hopkinton.

 

Each organization may request up to two (2) invitational entries. However, the Select Board will announce a cap of invitational entries that an organization could receive on the day of the random selection. Organizations that receive invitational entries through the random selection may then distribute them directly to individual runners that agree to raise money for the receiving organization, may not transfer entries to other organizations or individuals, and must agree to comply with all terms and conditions set by the BAA and the Town. Organizations wishing to apply, may only apply under one category. The Board requests that organizations who apply commit to a minimum of raising $5,000 per invitational entry they receive through the random selection.

 

Qualified organizations that would like to be included in the random selection must fill out the Town of Hopkinton 2021 Boston Marathon Invitational Entries Application, and submit to the Select Board/Town Manager’s Office by Sunday, April 18th, 2021. Late applications will not be considered. Applications will be available online on the news section of the Home page on the Town Website, by clicking here, and in the Town Manager’s Office.

 

Applications will become available by COB Wednesday, April 7th, 2021.

 

Please submit all applications via the online form, OR email to vdutta@hopkintonma.gov  or mail hard copy to the Town Manager’s Office at: Select Board c/o 2021 Marathon Invitational Entries 18 Main Street Hopkinton, MA 01748 For questions, please contact Vasudha Dutta at 508-497-9701. Click here for Google Doc Entry Form

 
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The Easter Osprey!

April 4, 2021 - Happy Easter to all! I got a visit from an Osprey instead of a bunny... .
The Osprey is still hanging around, and he circled right overhead. His wingspan was so huge, I couldn't even photograph him entirely....had to wait for him to get farther away! He would slow down, and almost hover watching the pond for fish!
~ Julie Ford
 

Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Assisting Health Dept. to recover animals on Valleywood Dr., dogs running in and out of roadway, drivers "flying"
thru Kimball Rd STOP sign, white van with road rage - no answer at company,
Pinecrest Village caller hacked, individual entered lobby twice shouting and screaming,
male approaching females in parking lot, Fenton Street furnace red-tagged, OUI Arrest,
van driving too perfectly,  assist Tiverton, RI police contact individual in Hopkinton,
more details...
April 2, 3, 4, 2021
One New Arrest
Fire Logs
 

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Exhibit at Hopkinton Center for the Arts
Beyond The Studio exhibit on display now until April 29 in The Lotvin Family Gallery.
Below: Marion Buricatu Thery | A Walk Along The Mill
 

Linda C. (Roake) Hubley, 68

 

Linda C. (Roake) Hubley, 68, of Southborough, passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at home, after a brave struggle with brain cancer. She was the beloved wife of George "Skip" Hubley for the past 42 years.

 

Linda was a 1970 graduate of Billerica Memorial High School, and earned a degree in Forestry and Parks Management at Essex Agricultural and Technical Institute in Danvers. During college she worked for Mass. Department of Environmental Management, Division of Forests and Parks at Hopkinton State Park. After college she was assigned to Walden Pond State Reservation in Concord as an assistant supervisor, then re-assigned back to Hopkinton State Park as Principal Forest and Park Supervisor.

 

When her children were born Linda left her job to be a stay at home mom. In 2008 she returned to work, this time with the USDA in Worcester working on the Asian Long-horned Beetle Eradication, Plant Protection and Quarantine program and retired in 2019 as a supervisor. Linda gave back to her community by volunteering at the schools, and serving on many committees over the years. To name a few, she was an election worker, photographer for the fire department, and the owner and editor of the former Southborough News online news.

 

Linda earned several awards, in 1987 she was awarded the Al Hendry award for outstanding abilities in recreation supervision and in 2012 she was awarded the Unsung Heroines for all her accomplishments, and was presented to her at the State House in Boston. Linda had a great love for horses and the 4H. She loved everything about nature and was an avid Patriots fan. She will be remembered for her kindness, her smile and the impact she left on the earth's environment.

 

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Matthew Hubley, Tanya Curran and her husband Patrick; her grandchildren, Gianna and Sophia Hubley; her siblings, Eileen Roake, Stephen Roake and his wife Valerie, Carol Stepnitz and her husband Larry; an uncle and two aunts; many nieces and nephews and cousins.

 

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, April 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, Southborough. Covid-19 rules will be strictly enforced. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, April 7, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Matthew Church, 26 Highland Street, Southborough. Burial will be private In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent in her memory to www.lastchancecorral.org  ; Last Chance Coral, 5350 Old Rte 33, Athens, OH, 45701 To leave words of condolence to her family, please visit www.morrisSouthboroughfuneral.com

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Got Pollen?

April 4, 2021 - Bombus impatiens, or Common Eastern Bumblebee Playing around with my macro lens on tiny Andromeda flowers in the sun, when I heard buzzing. I was GIDDY!I am no bug expert, but did some research, and made sure I had the right species. Due to the time of year, this is most likely a queen who just woke up from overwintering. They are solitary right now, and only emerge to drink nectar, gaining energy for nest building. I followed her where she went into the ground, under some leaf litter under creeping juniper about 20 feet away. Look at the pollen all over her! Messy eater, but SO environmentally important....and just adorable . ~Julie Ford
 
Canty’s Underdog Scholarship

April 16 Deadline approaching

 

This scholarship is being given in Memory of Brad Canty, Class of 2018. Brad had to work harder than most due to gastrointestinal and immune issues, causing him frequent school absences. This did not take away from him being a thoughtful, kind, compassionate young man who would go out of his way to make some else’s day better.

The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize a student who has strength of character, a deserving student who may have gone unrecognized while in high school. We want you to know you were seen!

There will be 10 scholarships awarded in the amount of $1000 to qualified seniors.

Eligibility: Hopkinton Resident/ High School Graduating Senior Accepted to a 2 or 4-year college/university or vocational school

 

Applications are available at the high school or through Naviance

 

Please return application including your essay, recommendation letter to:

Canty’s Underdog Scholarship

5 Cunningham St

Hopkinton, MA 01748.

Deadline: April 16, 2021

Massachusetts State Police Statement on Attack Against Capitol Police

 

The Massachusetts State Police are monitoring developments in the investigation into today’s deadly assault on Capitol Police Officers in Washington, D.C.  While federal authorities continue to develop and share information, we currently are aware of no connection between the suspected assailant and Massachusetts, nor are there any credible or specific threats of violent activity of a similar nature in this state. We routinely maintain a high alert level and multi-layered security operation at government buildings and property under our jurisdiction, and have the capability to adjust that operation if intelligence so dictates. With heavy hearts we offer our condolences to our fellow officers of the Capitol Police and the families of the officers attacked in today’s incident. 

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IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE RMV:
Due to a systems outage, the safety and emissions stations will not be able to inspect vehicles today, March 31, 2021. Law enforcement has been notified that inspections are unable to take place and to give the consideration due on April 1, 2021. Information will be provided on this website when stations are able to begin testing again.
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Free Furniture and Electronics Drop-Off Event in Hopkinton

Co-sponsored by Green Team Junk Removal and the Hopkinton Sustainable Green Committee

Hopkinton — Thursday, April 1, 2021 — In honor of Earth Day 2021, Green Team Junk Removal and the Hopkinton Sustainable Green Committee are sponsoring a drop-off event for furniture and electronics. The event will be held on Saturday, April 24 beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at approximately noon, depending on when capacity is reached. The location will be the north parking lot of the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, 98 Hayden Rowe. Residents should enter via the main High School entrance and exit via the Loop Road.

 

The furniture collected will be donated, so it must be in clean, reusable condition. There is a limit of two large furniture items per household. Only the following furniture items will be accepted: couches, love seats, recliners, wooden kitchen tables, kitchen chairs, end tables, coffee tables, low TV stands, dressers, bureaus, nightstands, and lightweight desks.

 

Electronics will be recycled. There is no limit on the number of items that may be dropped off. Only the following electronic items will be accepted: PC monitors, CPUs, motherboards, hard drives, CD drives, power supplies, gold & silver RAM, peripheral cards, telecom equipment, telecom boards, printers & faxes, phone systems, cellphones, cellphone boards, blank boards, keyboards, radio equipment, gaming systems, amplifier systems, and routers.

 

There is no charge to drop off items. Tax receipts will be available for furniture drop offs. Residents are required to wear masks and respect social distancing guidelines. Volunteers will be available to assist and to direct traffic.

 

Those wishing to find out more may visit http://bit.ly/HopDrops  or contact Green Team Junk Removal at www.GoGreenTeamJunk.com .

 
Hopkinton Garden Club Online Speaker Series Event: “Say It with Flowers…Springtime” a video presentation by Thelma Shoneman on April 20th at 7:30

The Hopkinton Garden Club’s April presentation will be “Say It with Flowers…Springtime,” a video program featuring five floral designs of varying design types. Forced spring flowering branches are used in most designs and a variety of techniques and leaf manipulations are demonstrated. Flower meanings add to the story told by each design. Join the Club for this video presentation by floral designer Thelma Shoneman via Zoom on Tuesday, April 20th at 7:30 p.m.

Thelma is a Master Level Nationally Accredited Flower Show Judge, an instructor in the Sogetsu School of Ikebana International and an active member of the Actor Garden Club for over 20 years. Thelma has exhibited in the Ikebana Division of the Boston Flower Show, Tower Hill Ikebana shows, the Museum of Fine Arts, Art In Bloom shows and the Worcester Art Museum, Flora in Winter shows. She retired in 2007 from owning her own flower shop, Colony Florist in Concord and enjoys presenting floral design programs throughout New England.


This program will be held via Zoom and is open to the public. Nonmembers who wish to attend, please respond to register@hopkintongardenclub.org  and state your interest in attending our April 20th online event. Instructions will follow.

The Speaker Series is supported in part by a grant from the Hopkinton Cultural Council through the Massachusetts Cultural Council LCC program. The Hopkinton Garden Club is a nonprofit organization whose mission in the local community is education, beautification, and conservation. The Club was organized in 1924 and is an affiliate of The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts.

Charles W. Lodge, 97

Charles W. Lodge of Charlton, MA, formerly of Walpole, MA, passed away peacefully on March 22nd in Okatie, South Carolina. He was 97 years old. He was predeceased by Patricia Lodge, his loving wife of 70 years. He was born in Scio, Ohio on February 8, 1924 to Harry and Marguerite Lodge.

 

He was predeceased by his brother Harry Lodge and his wife Betty, sisters Marguerite Lodge, June Lodge and Martha Freese and her husband Robert and his sister-in-law Ann Zeigler and her husband Ned Zeigler. Charles served his country in World War II with the 1056th Port Construction and Recovery group.

 

After the war, Charles earned a B.A. from Miami University and an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin. He spent most of his career as a writer for the Foxboro Company, Creamer, Inc. (formerly Horton, Church & Goff), and Cahners Publishing. A man of deep faith, he was an active member of Epiphany Parish of Walpole for many years, where he served on the vestry, as an usher, and in several officer positions. Later he worshipped at St. Paul’s Church, Millis and Christ Church, Rochdale. He was a Master Mason and member of Azure Lodge Walpole for 63 years. He enjoyed golf, baseball, attending Walpole High football games and any number of his children’s and grandchildren’s school and sporting events.

 

He is survived by his children, David Lodge of Lakeville, MA, Thomas & Terri Lodge of Okatie, SC and formerly of Hopkinton, James & Susan Lodge of Treasure Island, FL, Anne Lodge & Polly Irish-Lodge of Everett, WA and Mary & Greg Pratt of Laguna Niguel, CA. He cherished and was cherished by his grandchildren David & Laura Lodge, Mary & TJ Becker, Susan & Connor Smart, Sarah Lodge, Allison & Ryan Forsman, Jonathan Lodge, Lauren & Henri Floris, Kellie & Joseph Frissora, Melissa Lodge, Carrie Pratt, John Pratt, Joseph Pratt and Samson Irish-Lodge and great-grandchildren Anna Becker, Jillian Forsman, Lavinia Floris, Marigold Floris and Thompson Lodge. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

 

The family would like to thank the Fieldstone staff at the Overlook Communities in Charlton for their care of their father as well as the Friends of Caroline Hospice for the comfort they provided in his final days.

 

A wake will be held at Alexander F. Thomas & Sons Funeral Home, 45 Common Street, Walpole, MA from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm on Thursday, April 15th, followed by burial at Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton, MA. A memorial service will be held at Epiphany Parish Walpole, MA at a later date.

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Hillers Pizza for Doug Flutie Foundation
During National Autism Acceptance Month in April

April 1, 2021 - Hillers Pizza, 77 West Main Street, will be donating 15% of the total sales every Wednesday in April, which will be donated to the Hopkinton Police Association to benefit the Doug Flutie Foundation. Not only can customers help by shopping there, they can also pick up a police autism patch for $10, too, while they are there. 100% of those proceeds also go to the foundation through the Hopkinton Police Association. HopNews File photo.
 

Milford Regional Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Now Offers

Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor Therapy


 

MILFORD – Milford Regional Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine is now offering a new treatment to women who suffer from dysfunctions of the pelvis and groin area that contribute to bowel, bladder, sexual health and other pain complaints.
The Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor Therapy program is offered in our offices at Milford Regional in the Blackstone Valley, 100 Commerce Drive, Northbridge; and 42 Cape Road (Route 140), Milford.
Up to one third of all women experience a problem with their pelvic floor muscles at some point in their life. The Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor Therapy program can treat common conditions, including:

Pelvic floor weakness
Pregnancy-related conditions such as sacroiliac joint pain, sciatica, pubic symphysis separation, incontinence, low back pain, pelvic pain and post-partum incontinence
Diastasis recti abdominus
Endometriosis
Pudendal neuralgia
Prolapse
Pelvic pain, vulvodynia
Urge/stress/mixed incontinence
Interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome
Post-surgical pain due to bladder slings/lifts, hysterectomy, laparoscopy, colporrhaphy, endometrial ablation
Sexual dysfunction/dyspareunia/vaginismus
Sexual trauma
 
Our specially-trained therapists offer non-surgical treatment options including behavioral strategies, biofeedback training, manual therapies like visceral and internal/external soft tissue mobilizations, therapeutic exercises for the pelvic floor, posture re-training, lifestyle education and a thorough home exercise program.
For more information, visit www.milfordregional.org/ , or call our Northbridge location at 508-234-8792 or our Milford location at 508-422-2388 to schedule an appointmen
t.

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Ready to Go
(View from rear of St. John's)


April 1, 2021 - At the far end of the recently cleared land above are 25 and 35 Main Street. The land at the foreground is the border of property owed by the Archdiocese of Boston, upon which St. John the Evangelist Church sits. Below is an overhead plan that shows the residential structures to be built on the cleared land as well as the parking area to be developed by the town, and given to the town for that purpose by Chuck Joseph; it was accepted by Town Meeting. The nearly 3 dozen spaces will be categorized as municipal spaces, and will add to the inventory of spaces Downtown.
     The 2 existing buildings themselves will lose their center driveway, which will become a walkway to Main Street. This will reduce the curb cuts and vehicular traffic across the to-be-built bike lane.





Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Front door of home left open by cleaners,
Grove Street house and car egged, man
lost his passport, traffic signal out at Wood Street,
individual reports staff harassing her,
individual reports unknown person used his CC info to
purchase iphone, car has missing parts and
smashed windows, broken glass, oil tank leaking,
people advised not to be at skate park after hours,
March 31, 2021
Existing Arrest


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Karate Kick

March 31, 2021 - As readers may recall, in 2020 there were bans on gatherings as well as travel. News media was one  of the exempt categories, and so we spent some of the time we would have spent photographing school varsity sports, photographing nature. In one case, a daily trip to our favorite heronry yielded a portrait of the lives and individual struggles of the birds in a few of the nests in a 12-nest heronry.

      Above, the great blue heron landing today appears to be ready to demonstrate "the crane kick," the fictional kick that won (spoiler alert) Daniel LaRusso the tournament in The Karate Kid movie.



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Coast is Clear

March 31, 2021 - Cathy Burns Howe finally has her own website: https://www.catherinehowepastels.com/
 





Hopkinton Police Incident Log
Individual got one box of K-cups but ordered two,
2-car MVA - no PI, complaint about erratic op of moped,
illegal burn - removed illegal items, assistance with
wheelchair, unauthorized parking,


March 30, 2021
Existing Arrest
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Main Street Corridor Project

March 30, 2021 - Like Town Engineer Dave Daltorio said this evening at a Q&A with town officials and others on HCAM's YouTube live channel, the Main Street Corridor Project will be proceeding oftentimes simultaneously  in more than one  location in the project's scope. Above is the westernmost area of the project where workers removed a cluster of trees in front of the home at 5 West Main Street, where the roadway will be widened. A new lane will accommodate eastbound traffic for a sharp left turn lane onto Wood Street in order to let through-traffic pass to Downtown and Pleasant Street. Below, in the photo from 2019, the cluster of trees on the left of the photo was removed today. According to Mr. Daltorio, the work on the project will be performed Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. The banner near the top of the page will remain with the link to the project's website. On the first page of the project's website near the bottom is a link to sign up for updates.  Or sign up here now.
 

Dinner?

March 30, 2021 - This red-tailed hawk a couple of hundred feet overhead appears to have a snake in its beak, something people don't see every day.

Hopkinton PD partners with Middlesex Sheriff’s Office on training

HOPKINTON, Mass. – Hopkinton Police Chief Joseph Bennett and Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian today announced that 24 members of the Hopkinton Police Department recently completed interactive, scenario-based training utilizing the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office’s (MSO) Mobile Training Center (MTC). The training was conducted March 22-26 in Hopkinton.


The MTC is a specialized trailer that provides officers the ability to train for situations they may encounter during their daily duties. Adaptive video scenarios displayed within the trailer require officers to use a host of skills – particularly communication and de-escalation – to resolve them.


“The ability to train our officers using real-life scenarios that evolve based on the officer's use of their communication and de-escalation skills is invaluable,” said Chief Bennett. “We are grateful to Sheriff Koutoujian and his staff for making this opportunity available to our department.”

Over five days of training, members of the Hopkinton Police Department participated in scenarios that focused on traffic stops, disturbances and calls where mental health was a primary factor.


“The MTC’s interactive capabilities require officers to use the full range of their training and experience to respond to scenarios they may be called on to deal with during any shift,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “Critically, the setting also allows Hopkinton Police Department instructors to provide immediate and constructive feedback that officers can take right back with them on that shift. We’re proud to work with Chief Bennett and HPD on this important training.”


In 2020, more than 875 officers took part in training on the MTC. To date this year, the MTC has already been used by a number of agencies including police departments in Acton, Concord and Bedford.

The MTC was purchased by the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office with federal grant funds in 2010. HPD Press Release.


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Hopkinton Republican Caucus Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 7-9:00 pm
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81769414210?pwd=U0tnYWUvVlhobUprOFBEVjV5QXRkUT09
 
March 29th COVID-19 Update from Rep. Carolyn Dykema
Dear Neighbor,

As the weather gets warmer and we vaccinate a growing portion of our population, it begins to feel like we are coming to a "light at the end of the tunnel" of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 400,000 doses of vaccine were shipped to Massachusetts last week, and 27% of residents of Middlesex and Worcester Counties have received at least one dose.

However, it is important to remember that the threat of COVID-19 persists and that we must still take the appropriate steps to protect ourselves, our families, and our communities from COVID-19 infection and transmission. In recent weeks, there has been a concerning increase in COVID-19 spread in Massachusetts despite the increasing number of individuals who are vaccinated against the virus. In the last week, the 7-day averages for daily cases, hospitalizations, and daily deaths have all increased for the first time since January, and the positive test rate has increased as well.

Please keep in mind that statewide public health guidance about mask use, social gatherings, and personal hygiene remain in effect. If you do feel sick, please remember that free COVID-19 testing is still available at sites across the Commonwealth, which you can find at mass.gov/stopthespread. We are making tremendous progress in our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, but maintaining our vigilance in the coming weeks and months as the vaccine rollout continues can and will save countless lives. Thank you for everything you are doing to keep all of us and our communities safe and healthy.

To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. Past issues and additional resources can be found at carolyndykema.com/covid19.* You can also check my Facebook page for more up-to-the-minute updates and communications. Overall, the state Dept. of Public Health website is the best source of accurate and up-to-date information and contains a wide-range of information and a likely source of answers to many of your questions.  

While the State House is closed to the public, my office continues to operate remotely. The best way to reach me or my staff at this busy time is via email at carolyn.dykema@mahouse.gov. We are also available by phone if necessary at 617-722-2680. 

Sincerely,
Carolyn Dykema
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Jean F. Drawe, 88

HOPKINTON - Jean F. Drawe, 88, died Sunday, March 28, 2021 at The Timothy Daniels House in Holliston after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.


Jean worked at Colella’s Market in Hopkinton for many years at the deli counter. She was known as “The Cheese Lady,” because she always gave the kids a little cheese sample.

She loved all the get-togethers with her whole family which included many summer cookouts, picnics at the state park beaches, birthdays and anniversary parties. She spent a lot of time at the Hopkinton Senior Center and the Friday afternoon dances at the Holliston Senior Center.

Jean was the widow of the late Raymond A. Drawe, whom she was married to for 62 years before his death in 2015. Her son, James Drawe passed away in 1975. In addition, she was preceded in death by her mother, Mildred (Pond) McKinstry, her father, Preston McKinstry and step-mother, Ruth (Davis) McKinstry. She was also preceded in death by her sister Dorothy Watkins and brothers Robert, Harold and Raymond McKinstry.

She is survived by her children Nancy "Punky" Drawe, Thomas Drawe and his long time girlfriend, Diane Facendola and Teddy Drawe, all of Hopkinton. She also leaves her sister Judith McKinstry of Millbury, many nieces and nephews as well as two grandchildren.

Private funeral services will be held at the family's convenience. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home
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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Tree on fire from downed power line -