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Joe Kennedy III Announces Run for U.S. Senate from Massachusetts
 
Sparkly Stuff


September 21, 2019 -- At a parking area for a trail on Pond Street that leads to Upton State Forest, this sparkly mass at first appeared to be a large spider web with a remarkable capacity to keep the morning dew hanging on, reflecting the sunlight as it always does. However, upon further inspection, it looks like nothing more than someone's used, discarded fishing line that a lazy, inconsideration person left behind for someone else to pick up. Some other than I.
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Kings Corner


September 21, 2019 -- Kings Corner Barbershop, coincidentally on the corner of Main and Walcott Streets, enjoyed a brisk first Saturday of business today with boys and men being treated like kings, with not only haircuts and shaves, but an optional hot towel for an ending treat. Above with, from left, with customers in their chairs, Lisa Hawkins, and owners Taha Mohammed and James Freedlender, who own two other shops, one in Sudbury and the other in Westboro.

          Mr. Taha said that the other two chairs (not shown) can be filled easily depending upon the number of appointments. He added that walk-ins are welcome.

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  School Committee Meeting

Hopkinton School District Enrolls 251 New Students

"Schools bursting at the seams"

by Jim Kleinkauf

September 20, 2019 -- With the Hopkinton school enrollment having reached 251 new students as of yesterday, Superintendent Carol Cavanaugh reported to the School Committee last night on the immediate impact of those numbers and what they will mean for the 2021 budgetary process.

 

“We have been absorbing and absorbing and absorbing growth without adding enormous numbers of staff, and now I think we’re at the place where we are bursting at the seams in terms of faculty and in terms of physical space,” Cavanaugh said.

 

At the high school, Cavanaugh said the classrooms are 98 percent filled throughout the day.

 

“The Freshman and Junior classes in this building are now so large that you cannot put the entire class in our auditorium," she said.

 

Cavanaugh also noted that individual course class sizes will grow due to a lack of space. For example non-lab science courses may have to be bumped from 24 to as many as 28 students, she said. Lack of space seems to be affecting all areas of the school district,

 

“High school needs spaces, where traditionally kids have been taught in smaller spaces, and they should be the kind of spaces that have windows. And are bright, and don’t have three people teaching in the same place with, you know, cloth dividers in between them,” Cavanaugh said.

 

According to Cavanaugh some students who are receiving special education services are being taught in spaces converted from offices and even closets.

 

“I think we need to address our space needs so that the kids are getting something that’s ideal and not makeshift,” Cavanaugh said.

 

One of the more shocking realities of the current growth spurt, is the future of the town’s newest school.

 

“Marathon Elementary School is outgrowing itself very, very rapidly, and at this point I don’t necessarily know that we will be eager to put modular classrooms there as opposed to thinking about what we would actually need to add to that building,” she said.

 

“And I know that there could be people watching at home right now and thinking, ‘Are You serious? We just built that building’,” Cavanagh said, referring to the cable TV and streaming audience. She explained that the Marathon was built using Massachusetts School Building Authority funds.

 

“They [MSBA] require that you build a building for the students that are there in front of you and the ones that are projected out for a couple of years,' said Cavanaugh.

 

“In the process of building Marathon, no one ever dreamed that we would see the kind of growth that we’re seeing today,” she said.

 

The school district is just beginning to launch its 2021 budget.

 

“What we’re looking at is a nine percent increase in the operational budget just to open the doors. And that is only in the operational budget. That has nothing to do with capital,” said Cavanaugh.

 

“We are hoping that some of that new growth money is going to come to the rescue here,” she added.

 

With regard to physical plant space needs, the school district has hired Drummey Rosane Anderson, Inc. (DRA) to conduct a capacity study. A rough draft of that study is expected by the end of October,and the final report is due at the end of November, Cavanaugh said.

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Morning Has Broken


September 20, 2019 -- Early morning fog moves across Hopkinton Reservoir today before rising into the atmosphere. Photo beautifully framed with surrounding trees by John Sherffius.
Flushing in Hopkinton

Please be advised that the water department will be flushing the new water main on Cedar Street, Sunday night at 10PM. You may notice some air or discoloration after the test. Please run your cold water line to help flush your pipes.
   
Businesses Encouraged to Sign up Now for Hopkinton Holiday Stroll
www.HopChamber.com
(Due 10/1/2019)

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Speed Bumps


September 20, 2019 -- What looks at first glance like a pod of dolphins or gators in the abstract are tree roots crossing a trail at Lake Whitehall after years of people unearthing them with heavy bike and foot travel. It presents, for bicyclists, a series of natural speed bumps.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
September 19, 2019

New Arrest

Arts Center Gala Set for November 2

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 2, when the Hopkinton Center for the Arts’ annual gala, “This is Me,” will offer a Boston-worthy experience close to home.

The HCA’s annual fundraiser will feature live music by Night Rhythm, one of the most in-demand party bands in Greater Boston, as well as food by MetroWest Catering, an open bar, a live auction and raffles. The array of prizes up for auction include a week’s stay for 4-6 at a Tuscan chateau, tickets to see Stephen Colbert’s late-night show, and tickets to the Broadway show Hadestown (winner of the Tony Award for musical of the year) with a stay in a New York hotel. A Magic Mirror photo booth will let guests depict themselves in fun settings and print and send pictures.

This year’s theme, based on a song from the hit stage musical “The Greatest Showman,” focuses on an especially timely message: self-acceptance and self-expression through the arts. Since the new center opened in 2015 the HCA has helped thousands of MetroWest-area residents, of all ages and abilities, discover the joys of artistic expression.

The fun takes place on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 7 to 11 p.m at the Delbridge Performing Arts Center at the HCA, 98 Hayden Rowe Street. Black and white attire is suggested. Tickets are $100 (or $600 for a group of 8) and are available at the HCA or through www.hopartscenter.org   .

   
HPD Patches - $10 each

September 19, 2019 -- Find them at the Town Clerk's office, Police Headquarters, Hillers Pizza, and more? If you have them available, we'll put you on the list.
      

Carolyn Jeanne Anderson, 71

Carolyn Jeanne Anderson, 71, of Hopkinton residing in Millbury, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Herbert F. and Jeanne H. Cook. She was the wife of 16 years of the late Albin Anderson Jr.

Carolyn was a secretary for the Hopkinton school system for over 30 years. Her family was of the utmost importance to her and her grandchildren were how she defined her retired life. Throughout her life, antique cars, Eastern Star and enjoying the small things were priority.

Carolyn is survived by her two daughters, Caryn (Anderson) Remillard along with her husband, Thomas Remillard and Lisel Anderson of Millbury; her step-sons, Albin Anderson III and his wife, Lisa of Charlton and Christopher Anderson of Marlborough. She also leaves behind her brother, Steven Cook of Wareham.; 6 grandchildren: Amanda, Emily, Lindsey, Kanen, Austin and Ben. She is predeceased by her daughter Lori Jeanne Anderson.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 22nd from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A funeral service will be celebrated on Monday, September 23rd at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Hopkinton. The burial will follow for the family at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the March of Dimes, P.O. Box 18819 Atlanta, GA 31126 or at www.marchofdimes.org/

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019:
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Truckin'


September 19, 2019 -- This feature photo by John Sherrfius of a Bobcat-type vehicle hauling stuff up Main Street past Summer Street coincidentally illustrates an area of concern for people following the dialogue regarding the Downtown Corridor Project. The absence of any line of sight to the west exiting Summer onto Main is more than a little apparent and concerning. A driver must cross the pedestrian pathway blindly This is a concern, particularly on the other side of the street, where the engineers want to install a double bike lane.
   
"It's a Wow!"

September 19, 2019 -- "It's a 'wow!'" said Ted Caswell, who with Architect Scott Richardson, presented plans for a makeover of One Ash Street to the Hopkinton Historic District Commission Wednesday evening. He was describing the effect they were looking for with the new color scheme, restoration and alterations of front openings. In the new version, above, the existing shutters will not be reinstalled. One Ash Street houses the BAA (Boston Athletic Association) which runs the Boston Marathon (pun intended), and so a sign with the familiar yellow unicorn mascot will also be displayed. The plan was unanimously approved.

Bobbi Gibb Statue Placement Well-received

September 19, 2019 -- Owner of Two Hayden Rowe Street, Tom Carey, noted to the gathering of the Hopkinton Historic District Commission, which convened in the Jeannette Ellsworth Room at the Hopkinton Public Library, as well as  interested individuals, that his building, above, was featured in two places in the room: One, in a faded sepia photographic print, and the other, on the seal of the Town of Hopkinton. The purpose of the meeting was to consider the installation of a statue of Bobbi Gibb in the area artistically rendered.

       26.2 Foundation President Tim Kilduff spoke of her love for running, which she did in high school. She applied to the BAA to run the Boston Marathon, but was rejected, he said.

         Nonetheless, she jumped into the throng at Hayden Rowe.

         "The encouragement was overwhelming," said Mr. Kilduff.

        "She was the first woman to run Boston. 

         "She may be the first woman in the world to run a marathon." 

         Mr. Kilduff said that the statue would be funded from private sources and sculpted by Jeff Buccacio.

         The sense of the commission was in favor of the project. Chair Amy Ritterbusch spoke of the inspiration it will be for women, and cautioned Mr. Carey to be careful of the slope, because of all of the selfies people will be taking.

        The commission will hold a public hearing on the matter at the Hopkinton Senior Center on October 10, 2019.

   
Reprise of a Legendary Performance


September 18, 2019 -- That enigmatic vaudeville-era performer, Clayton Willoughby, who keeps a residence in Hopkinton Massachusetts, was scheduled to perform outside the HopNews studio on April 17, 2010, but Ciao Time Catering was kind enough to bring him out of the rain. This is one of several songs, Mr. Willoughby performed on that day.
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HOPKINTON CULTURAL COUNCIL SEEKS FUNDING PROPOSALS

The Hopkinton Cultural Council (HCC)  is currently seeking funding proposals for the fiscal year 2020 grant cycle. The council looks for grantees in the areas of  community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs that enhance the Hopkinton community.

  

The Hopkinton Cultural Council is part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, as such supports the overall mission that in all its forms, culture is essential to the health and vitality of our community.

 

The grant application deadline to file is October 15 (postmarked) to be in consideration for a grant from the Hopkinton Cultural Council. The council will hold a meeting in December to make decisions on applications. By Jan. 15, 2020 the HCC will begin notifying applicants of their funding status. According to the Cultural Council’s Chair Sterling Worrel, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Hopkinton -- including exhibits, festivals, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures. 

 

This year, the Hopkinton Cultural Council will distribute $6,300 in grants. Previously funded projects include: The Hopkinton Music Association’s Hopkinton Summer Band, performances and programs at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkinton Public Library, Hopkinton Senior Center and the  Hopkinton Historical Society.

 

For specific guidelines and complete information on the Hopkinton Cultural Council contact Sterling Worrell by email at  culturalchair@hopkintonma.gov .  Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at http://www.mass-culture.org/lcc_public.aspx.  

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South Asian Circle of Hopkinton (SACH) is hosting their 2019 Annual Diwali Gala Dinner

on Saturday, November 9th, 2019, 5:30 - 10:00 pm

Hopkinton Center for the Arts

TICKETS

Come aboard the SACH express to experience a vibrant journey across the South Asian sub-continent, from Sri-Lanka to India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. An evening filled with fun, delicious food & drinks, entertainment, community networking and cultural shows that represent multi-cultural aspects of the Indian Sub-Continent. 

The program includes musicals, dances, poetry from Tagore, interactive decor and displays and a lively emcee guaranteed to keep you entertained all evening.  

We welcome all communities in Hopkinton to join



More information, tickets here.
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 10 AM – 3 PM
1 Ash St, Hopkinton, MA 01748
Hosted by The Michael Lisnow Respite Center
Hopkinton Community Mental Health Needs Assessment
WE WANT YOUR OPINION

Mental Health Collaborative in partnership with Hopkinton Youth and Family Services is conducting an online survey in Hopkinton to better understand the mental health needs in our community.

We encourage all Hopkinton residents ages 18 and above to participate in this brief, anonymous online survey. Please note that survey will be available from September 12, 2019 through October 5, 2019.

Please use this link to take survey: www.Survey.gazelleglobal.com/MentalHealthCollaborative 
 
This survey was developed in conjunction with Boston Research Group and results will be made available once the data has been collected and analyzed.

Mental Health Collaborative is a newly founded tax-exempt organization based in Hopkinton dedicated to building resilient communities through mental health awareness and education.

Together with Hopkinton Youth and Family Services, we hope to utilize the information that our community provides to further guide programming and services. For more information about Mental Health Collaborative visit website at: www.mentalhealthcollaborative.org .

For more information about Hopkinton Youth and Family Services and for mental health resources please visit: https://www.hopkintonma.gov/residents/youth_and_family_services.php

   

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September 21
Theme: Local Heroes
Activities: Southborough's Fire Department, Police Department, and DPW will be at the market for a touch-a-truck event from 10:00 - 11:00 am. There will also be a superhero mask craft throughout the duration of the market.


Fay School Farmers Market • 23 Middle Road • Southborough, MA  01772 • farmer@fayschool.org
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Legacy Lions Cricket team, Hopkinton were runners up in the New England Cricket Association (NECA) Friendship League Cricket tournament 2019 Division B Finals which was conducted at Wrentham Cricket Fields on September 14th, 2019.

Standing (L-R):Srini Chandra, Hari, Vinod, Sampath, Aditya, Viral, Ravi Dasari(Captain), Tushar, Brijesh, Vikram, Saurabh, Revanth

Sitting (L-R):Akash, Rajan
26.2 Featured at Start Line


September 17, 2019 -- The 26.2 Foundation held an event at Start Line Brewery last evening, which coincidentally featured a couple of packs of 26.2 beer from the brewery as raffle prizes during the presentations to helpful individuals. Above, from left, Ted Twinney, Start Line owner, Bobbi Gibb, pre-sanctioned women's winning runner, Tim Kilduff, Founder and President of the 26.2 Foundation. Below, 26.2 Foundation Chairman Michael Neece addresses the gathering.

   

TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO TAKE THE HOPKINTON POLICE DEPARTMENT EXTERNAL SURVEY

 

Police Department Survey -- CLICK HERE

For those of you who have been away for the summer or just haven't had the chance to take the Hopkinton Police Department External Survey, now's the perfect time to let your thoughts and opinions be heard.  The survey was published in earnest to gather pertinent and critical information for the Hopkinton Police Department as they begin their strategic planning process. It will only take a few minutes to complete and your feedback will prove beneficial as they map out and plan their objectives going forward. The survey will be available through October 31, 2019 so don't miss out.  HPD Thanks you in advance for your help on this important matter.

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Join DMSE on Sunday, September 22 for the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai. Raise funds for cancer research and patient care as you walk one of four distance options along the Boston Marathon® course:

· Marathon Walk (26.2 miles) from Hopkinton
· Half Marathon Walk (13.1 miles) from Wellesley
· 10K Walk (6.2 miles) from Newton
· 5K Walk (3.1 miles) from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Start a team, join a team, or walk as an individual. All funds will support the groundbreaking work being done at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Click below to register and use the promo code DMSE to save $5 on the $25 registration fee.


Begin your journey with the Jimmy Fund Walk

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log
September 16, 2019

No Arrests This Week
Tewksbury Man Arraigned in Connection with Apparent Suspicious Death 


TEWKSBURY— September 17, 2019 -- Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Tewksbury Chief of Police Timothy Sheehan have confirmed that Eric Griffin, 39, of Tewksbury, was arraigned today in Lowell District Court and charged with assault and battery on a household or family member in connection with a suspicious death investigation currently underway in Tewksbury.

Judge Ellen Caulo ordered the defendant held without bail pending a 58A dangerousness hearing and revoked the defendant’s bail on a pending case. The next scheduled hearing in this case is Friday, September 20.

On September 15, 2019, at approximately 8:30 a.m. Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office were contacted by Tewksbury Police regarding an apparent suspicious death that occurred in an apartment complex on Archstone Avenue in Tewksbury.

Upon arrival authorities observed the decedent, a 39-year-old female from Tewksbury, who resided with the defendant, unresponsive in bed. The victim had sustained significant injuries consistent with a physical assault. The victim was declared deceased at the scene.

An investigation began and later that day the defendant was taken into custody without incident. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner took custody of the decedent and will determine cause and manner of death.

This is an open and active investigation being conducted by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, the Tewksbury Police Department and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and additional charges may issue. This is not believed to be a random incident of violence and there is no danger to the public.

This charge is an allegation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. The prosecutors assigned to this case are Assistant District Attorneys Suzanne Wiseman and Emily Jackson.

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Enactment Of Health Care Measures In Fiscal Year 2020 Budget

Governor Joins Advocacy Group Leaders to Mark Passage of Prescription Drug Pricing, Medicare Savings Sections

 

BOSTON – September 16, 2019 -- Governor Charlie Baker today joined Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders and leaders of health care advocacy organizations for a ceremonial signing of key sections of the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) budget that aim to create health care savings for individuals and the Commonwealth. The Governor and Secretary were joined by Amy Rosenthal, Executive Director of Health Care for All (HCFA), and Edna Pruce, President of the Mass. Senior Action Council (MSAC) and several older adults affiliated with MSAC.

The ceremonial bill signing marks the enactment of two sections of the FY 2020 budget: (1) reforms that allow MassHealth to directly negotiate with drug manufacturers, establishing enhanced accountability and transparency of drug prices and incorporating drug manufacturers into public processes similar to those that already exist for health care providers and health plans in Massachusetts; and (2) a measure that authorizes expanded eligibility for the Medicare Savings Program, which will bring more than $100 million in federal subsidies directly to roughly 40,000 low income older adults and people with disabilities to significantly reduce their health care costs.

“These sections of the FY20 budget make important reforms that aim to reduce prescription drug costs and expand eligibility for the Medicare Savings Program,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “We are grateful for our partners in the advocacy community and in the Legislature for working with us to enact these important initiatives.”

Placement of New Statue to be Before Historic District Commission on Wednesday

 

Excerpt from property owner's application for Certificate of Appropriateness:

In 1966, Bobbi Gibb became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. Gibb had a bigger mission, however: to overcome prejudice against women in sports. At the time, women were not allowed to compete in running events longer than a half a mile.


She is recognized by the Boston Athletic Association as the pre-sanctioned era women’s winner in 1966, 1967, and 1968. At the Boston Marathon, the pre-sanctioned era comprised the years from 1966 through 1971, when women, who were banned from entering the Men's Division Race because of their gender, ran and finished the race. In 1996 the B.A.A. retroactively recognized as champions the women who finished first in the Pioneer Women's Division Marathon for the years 1966–1971.


Gibb’s run in 1966 challenged prevalent prejudices and misconceptions about women's athletic capabilities.


During the 50th anniversary of her historic run, Gibb was commissioned to create a sculpture to memorialize her contribution to women and sports. The sculpture is being funded through private donations and will be historically correct down to her running attire, which included her brother’s shorts and bathing suit.


As the property owner of 1 Main Street (File photo, above left) located at the corner of Main Street and Hayden Rowe I would like to locate the sculpture on that property.


The life size bronze sculpture is to be placed on a piece of granite not to exceed 5 ft. by 5 ft. and 12 inches in height. ~ Tom Carey

 

Editor's Note: Photo is of a maquette designed by Bobbi Gibb, a sculptor herself, of the statue under discussion. It was unveiled in 2016, and so may have undergone modifications since then. P.S. We have since been informed the maquette that is not representative of her current vision. <-------

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from September 9, 2019 - September 15, 2019
Choose blue links to see town's property cards
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
18 Lakepoint Way Unit 9 Anthony and Elizabeth Speranzella Revocable Trust, et al $831,353 September 13, 2019 Bruce T. Wheeler, et al
11 Walnut Way Unit 6 Juan J Miret, Mireya Wessolossky $698,250 September 13, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England
9 Commonwealth Ave Deric McGill, Kerri McGll $510,000 September 13, 2019 Reem Property LLC
9 Locust Lane Unit 55 Prakhar Sachan, Aruna Sachan $617, 540 September 13, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England
Last Time        
126 Fruit Street Adam Fleming $540,000 September 9, 2019 Paul Alan Starbard
23 Ryegrass Circle Unit 93 VADDIREDDY DAYANAND R, VADDIREDDY SAVITHA A $720,000 September 5, 2019 Yun Qin, Bo Sun
47 Walcott Valley Unit 36 Thomas E Dirienzo, Lisa M Dirienzo $200,000 September 4, 2019 Mariann Dearaujo, et al
68 East Main Street Guilherme Vieira $387,000 September 4, 2019 IMA Construction Corp
Week Before        
7 Lincoln Street Marcus LaBreque, Sara LaBreque $800,000 August 30, 2019 Max Geesey Trust, et al
58 Greenwood Road Ruchi Tewari, Tapan Tewari $945,000 August 30, 2019 Bryan A Burdick, Nancy A Burdick
8 Daniel Shays Road Miles F Betro, Mariam Cheemeyan $820,00 August 30, 2019 David A Curry, Lisa M Curry
11 Locust Lane Unit 56 Ajay Chaudhary, Suman Rana $623,375 August 30, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England
10 Locust Lane Unit 46 Yusu Gao, Feifei Yang $578,140 August 28, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England
12 Locust Lane Unit 45 Smriti Choudhury $577,210 August 27, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England
198 & 224 South Street Vermeer Mid Atlantic Mass Land Holdings Co LLC $1,500,000 August 27, 2019 Brandt Properties Co
63 Grove Street John M Coutinho $455,000 August 26, 2019 Irene T Timlege

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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
September 13 -- 15

No New Arrests
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Helpful Horse


September 15, 2019 -- The birds hang around near the front of the horse, where it pounds the earth with its front hooves, driving worms to the surface as it grazes on this majestic hilltop in Oxford.
   
Beauty


September 15, 2019 --This beautiful horse is always alone behind the electricity, but moves like a champ nonetheless, during today's photo excursion to Oxford.
Hold That Pose


September 15, 2019 --These cattle turned to see why a vehicle was stopping on their busy Oxford road this afternoon. For a photo, silly.
Hopkinton Day


Don't Try This at Home (Without sprinklers)
Hopkinton Fire Department Demonstration

DFS Sprinkler Side by Side without and without home fire sprinklers, 3 Minutes 18 seconds to full room involvement. No one can survive this. From HFD Twitter.

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Lumberjack Show


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Hopkinton Family Day



Polyarts
Lumber Street
   
TONIGHT:
   
Hopkinton Senior Center Variety Show Join the Fun!
Thursday October 17 at 1:00 Our 3rd Annual Variety Show is being planned as you read this. It’s not too late for you to join in. You could sing, recite a poem, tell a story, or a joke, get a friend to join you in a duet; the sky's the limit! We will meet at 12:30 on October 3 for a rehearsal and October 10 for a dress rehearsal. Remember, it's not talent, but variety, and a willingness to join in the camaraderie and fun!
The Big E

September 13, 2019 -- An Acrobat performs on the Opening Day (today) of the New England State's Exposition high above the Ring of the Big E Circus! ~ John Collins.
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STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE FIRST HUMAN CASE OF WEST NILE VIRUS IN MASSACHUSETTS

Residents urged to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites
   

BOSTON (September, 11 2019) - The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced the first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in the state this year. The individual is a man in his 60s from Middlesex County who was hospitalized due to his illness. The risk of human infection with WNV is considered to be generally low throughout the Commonwealth.

“We have not seen much West Nile virus activity this year,” said Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH. “Still, today’s news is a compelling reminder that we all need to continue to take steps to protect ourselves and our families from mosquito bites.”

In 2018, there were 49 human cases of WNV infection identified in Massachusetts. WNV is usually transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. While WNV can infect people of all ages, people over the age of 50 are at higher risk for severe disease. Most people infected with WNV will have no symptoms. When present, WNV symptoms tend to include fever and flu-like illness. In rare cases, more severe illness can occur.

“While Massachusetts is seeing a very active season for another mosquito-borne disease, Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), this is the first human case of WNV,” said State Epidemiologist Dr. Catherine Brown. “We continue to strongly recommend personal precautions to reduce your risk of all mosquito-borne disease.”

Additionally, on August 29 it was reported that a horse from Granby was infected with the EEE virus. The Department has now confirmed that this horse was stabled in Connecticut. As a result, the towns of Granby, Belchertown, Ludlow, Chicopee, South Hadley have all been reduced to moderate risk.

People have an important role to play in protecting themselves and their loved ones from illnesses caused by mosquitoes.

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Great Times


Thanks to everyone who attended the amazing Blooms Brews And BBQ fundraiser at Weston Nurseries last weekend to raise money for the Jimmy Fund! It was great playing music with Hot Acoustics and especially fun catching up with so many good friends! Over 1500 people helped to make this one of the best parties in Hopkinton ever! Here's a cool photo of two beautiful ladies representing Huckleberry Rd quite well! With Jennifer Belesi & Donna Midura Spector — at Weston Nurseries Garden Center. ~ Steve Spector
   


Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
September 12, 2019
September 11, 2019
September 10, 2019

Existing Arrest
"There's a false narrative out there that the town's going to take a bunch of people's land." Brian Herr, Select Board.
'I would never support a project that's going to take people's land."
 

At Tuesday's meeting of the Hopkinton Select Board, Beth Kelly, member of the Hopkinton Historic District Commission, speaking as a private citizen, took advantage of the Public Forum segment and called the town's Downtown Corridor Project a financial disaster and implied that the town was going to take people's property. She even displayed a "no easements" sign prop.

 

"The size of the easements are going to be reduced," said Town Manager Norman Khumalo.

Select Board member Brian Herr took issue with language in communications to homeowners that used the term "donate" regarding their easements.

See the HCAM-TV version of this clip, without camera shake, here.


Saturday Night Entertainment at Bill's Pizzeria
Retropolitan
7:30 - 10:00 pm
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Troopers Arrest Two Marlborough Men for Trafficking Cocaine

On Monday just after 9 p.m. Trooper Jason Macomber, assigned to State Police-Athol, was patrolling Route 2 in Templeton. As he was stationary in the area of Baldwinville Road he observed a black Infiniti traveling nearly 90 miles per hour where the posted speed limit is only 55 miles per hour. Trooper Macomber entered traffic and caught up to the vehicle, activated his blue lights, and stopped it just after Exit 19 in Phillipston.

 

Upon stopping the vehicle Trooper Macomber approached the driver’s side window and identified the operator as JEOVONNE MALDONADO, 21, of Marlborough. Trooper Timothy Desmarais then arrived on scene to assist. Both troopers conversed with the vehicle’s occupants for some time, through subsequent investigation on scene the troopers were able to identify the passenger as SANTOS MACARIO, 21, of Marlborough and determined he had an active warrant for his arrest.

 

MACARIO was removed from the vehicle and placed under arrest. A search of the area he was seated yielded two bags containing 52 grams of a substance believed to be crack cocaine. Troopers then conducted a full search of the vehicle which yielded 74 vials of a THC extract and nearly $1,900 of loose currency. MALDONADO was also placed under arrest and both men were then transported to State Police-Athol. They were booked and bail was set at $5,000 for MALDONADO and $1,000 for MACARIO.

 

Both men were able to post bail and were scheduled for their arraignment Tuesday Morning at Winchendon District Court on the following charges:

 

JEOVONNE MALDONADO:

  1. Trafficking in Cocaine;

  2. Possession of a Class C Drug with Intent to Distribute;

  3. Conspiracy to Violate Drug Law; and

  4. Speeding.

SANTOS MACARIO:

  1. Trafficking in Cocaine;

  2. Possession of a Class C Drug with Intent to Distribute; and

  3. Conspiracy to Violate Drug Law.

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   Fay School Events

    Fall Farmers Market:

September 21 & 28, October 5, 12, 26

Celebrate the harvest at our Fall 2019 season! Our farmers market will run for five Saturdays in September and October from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Each market will feature local produce, food, and handmade goods as well as crafts for children, games, and musical performances by Fay students and faculty members. The market will take place in Harlow Circle (in front of the Primary School) at 23 Middle Road, Southborough. For more information, visit www.fayschool.org/farmer.

 

 

 

Fay School's Ideas&Insights Speaker Series

David Epstein: "Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World" 

Thursday, September 26 at 7:00 pm

 

Fay School is delighted to welcome New York Times bestselling author David Epstein on Thursday, September 26. Based on his new book by the same name, Epstein uses research on the world’s most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, and scientists to argue that in most fields—especially those that are complex and unpredictable—generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel. They’re also more creative, more agile, and able to make connections their more specialized peers can’t see. Epstein makes a compelling case for actively cultivating inefficiency and for exploration across domains, showing how people who think broadly and embrace diverse experiences and perspectives will increasingly thrive in a world where computers now master more of the skills once reserved for highly focused humans. 

 

This event is free to attend and open to the public, but an RSVP is required to reserve your spot. Visit www.fayschool.org/Epstein to RSVP.

 

Classroom Visit Day

Wednesday, October 2 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Please join us for one of our Classroom Visit Days this year. It's a unique opportunity for you and your child to see Fay School at its best as you tour our campus, talk with teachers and lead administrators, and observe students and teachers in action on a typical school day. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.fayschool.org/visitdays.


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Troopers Arrest Two for Trafficking Cocaine

On Monday just after 9 p.m. Trooper Jason Macomber, assigned to State Police-Athol, was patrolling Route 2 in Templeton. As he was stationary in the area of Baldwinville Road he observed a black Infiniti traveling nearly 90 miles per hour where the posted speed limit is only 55 miles per hour. Trooper Macomber entered traffic and caught up to the vehicle, activated his blue lights, and stopped it just after Exit 19 in Phillipston.

 

Upon stopping the vehicle Trooper Macomber approached the driver’s side window and identified the operator as JEOVONNE MALDONADO, 21, of Marlborough. Trooper Timothy Desmarais then arrived on scene to assist. Both troopers conversed with the vehicle’s occupants for some time, through subsequent investigation on scene the troopers were able to identify the passenger as SANTOS MACARIO, 21, of Marlborough and determined he had an active warrant for his arrest.

 

MACARIO was removed from the vehicle and placed under arrest. A search of the area he was seated yielded two bags containing 52 grams of a substance believed to be crack cocaine. Troopers then conducted a full search of the vehicle which yielded 74 vials of a THC extract and nearly $1,900 of loose currency. MALDONADO was also placed under arrest and both men were then transported to State Police-Athol. They were booked and bail was set at $5,000 for MALDONADO and $1,000 for MACARIO.

 

Both men were able to post bail and were scheduled for their arraignment Tuesday Morning at Winchendon District Court on the following charges:

JEOVONNE MALDONADO:

  1. Trafficking in Cocaine;

  2. Possession of a Class C Drug with Intent to Distribute;

  3. Conspiracy to Violate Drug Law; and

  4. Speeding.

SANTOS MACARIO:

  1. Trafficking in Cocaine;

  2. Possession of a Class C Drug with Intent to Distribute; and

  3. Conspiracy to Violate Drug Law.

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2017 Weymouth Murder Suspect Apprehended in Florida

CORNELL BELL, now 48, was wanted for the murder of his estranged girlfriend Michele Clarke on August 19, 2017 at her home in Weymouth. After the homicide BELL fled in the victim’s pickup truck which was recovered several days later by law enforcement officers in Florida. A warrant charging him with Ms. Clarke’s murder was obtained.

 

The MSP Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section (MSP VFAS) began working with Troopers assigned to the Norfolk County State Police Detective Unit and Weymouth Police Detectives to locate BELL. The case officer was MSP VFAS Trooper Michael Guerriero.

 

The ensuing investigation revealed that BELL, who was believed to be originally from Jamaica, had previously used numerous names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers in past encounters with law enforcement and had fraudulently obtained several driver’s licenses with different aliases. Additionally, besides the murder warrant, investigators determined that BELL was the subject of three other warrants under an alias for assault, robbery, and firearms offenses.

 

MSP VFAS placed BELL on the department’s Most Wanted list.

 

As the months passed Trooper Guerriero and MSP VFAS, in conjunction with the United States Marshals Service Boston Field Office as well as USMS Field Offices in Florida, Georgia and Jamaica, worked ceaselessly to locate BELL.

 

Recently, that joint investigation developed information that BELL was in Florida. Today, Trooper Guerriero and the USMS developed a possible target location in Dania Beach, a South Florida community on the Atlantic coast, just north of Miami. Deputy US Marshals assigned to the USMS Miami Field Office together with USMS Task Force Officers from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Lauderdale Police Department, and the Coral Springs Police Department established surveillance on this location in the area of SE 6th Street in Dania. BELL was subsequently observed performing construction work at a residence and as officers moved in to make the arrest, BELL fled on foot. Officers gave chase apprehended him in the area of 640 SE 3rd Avenue in Dania. BELL is being held as a fugitive from justice on the Massachusetts murder warrant.

 

Rendition will be arranged, and the defendant prosecuted, by the office of Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey.

 

“Our Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section, Trooper Guerriero, our Troopers in Norfolk County, and our partners at the USMS dedicated countless hours to this investigation over the past two years, demonstrating tenacity, dedication and perseverance,” Colonel Kerry Gilpin, Superintendent of the MSP, said. “We hope the capture of this fugitive brings some solace to Ms. Clarke’s family. Now that this defendant is in custody, we will work the the Norfolk District Attorney to hold him accountable and bring justice to his victim’s family.”

Look, Up in the Sky...


September 11, 2019 -- This enormous turkey Vulture was with a handful of others riding the thermals above Weston Nurseries and breathing deeply over the Snappy Dogs trailer in the parking area. The bird's youth is betrayed by its nearly flawless wing feathers. Snappy Dogs is celebrating their 10th on Saturday.
   
   
In Memoriam


September 11, 2019 -- Christopher R Zarba, Jr., the only Hopkinton resident lost in the crash of Flight 11 eighteen years ago, his brother touching his name on the memorial at the site of the former World Trade Center.
Below, the twin World Trade Center towers as they looked before the attack on America; from the collection of Robert Hole.

Select Board Hears About Under-age Alcohol Sting, Discusses Downtown Corridor Misinformation
-- Approves Greyhound Friends Kennel License with Stipulations

September 10, 2019 -- Above, members of the Select Board pose with Eagle Scout, Will Dionne, after awarding him a citation for his achievement.

 

 Representatives of Belladora Corp., doing business as Vin Bin at 22 South Street, appearing before the Select Board this evening to review an allegation of delivering an alcoholic beverage to an under-21 patron.

 

Owner Rick Lombardi admitted to seeing it on video tape, and immediately firing the employee, saying that all employees are TIPS certified. Town Manager Norman Khumalo informed the Select Board that is was a state agency, ABCC, sting, and that the matter has yet to be resolved.

 

Resident, business owner, volunteer and former Southborough Chief of Police Jane Moran won the final majority vote of the joint Select Board/Planning Board meeting called to fill a vacancy on the Planning Board created by a resignation.

 

Greyhound Friends, Inc. got to keep their Kennel License with a unanimous vote by the Select Board, as well as some stipulations inspired by opposition leader Beth Malloy, after the board heard sometimes passionate testimony from both sides of the issue. Greyhound Friends just received their kennel license approval on August 12, 2019 from Town Clerk Connor Degan following a multi-point, white-glove inspection by Deputy Chief of Police Joseph Bennett. But the Select Board was compelled to order a revocation hearing after a group, which included Ms. Malloy, delivered a petition for a hearing about two weeks later. That is the hearing that took place this evening.

 

The stipulations imposed by the Select Board and agreed to by representatives of Greyhound Friends, Inc. are: 1.) that no person on the GHF Board of Directors prior to 2017 [when the license was revoked] may serve again on the board unless approved by the Hopkinton Select Board and 2.) that Greyhound Friends must take measures, legal if necessary, to keep Louise Coleman off of the property.

 

Of note is the fact that Chief of Police Edward Lee was in the hearing room most of the time; and outside the room, while the crowd was exiting after the vote, was a squad of one Police Sargent, a K-9 Officer and a Patrolman.

 

Also of note is the "public discussion" item, where a resident raised some eyebrows. Check back on Thursday for more.


 

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Favors Greyhound Friends Reopening

 Editor:

I am writing as the Founder of Greyhound Friends to recommend that the adoption kennel be reopened.  The greyhounds need all the help that they can get.  Thousands of greyhounds have been successfully placed in good homes though this organization since Mother’s Day, 1983 and specifically since May 1, 1987, when the adoption kennel first opened at 167 Saddle Hill Road.  In the years that the kennel has been closed, hundreds of dogs  missed their chance to be placed via this highly successful placement service.  A total debacle.

 

I am also writing to express my opposition and deep disappointment to being represented as a wrong doer.  I was found not guilty at my four day bench trial, December 1, 2017.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7WH7TxZIjg   

I signed a settlement with the Attorney General's Office.  The $40,000 the AG asked for came from the Greyhound Friends insurance policy.  This designation was made in my name but the money came from the policy.  The AG lawyers asked me which adoption roup should receive the money.   I suggested two possibilities, and they chose one.   I never took any money from Greyhound Friends and am currently flat broke – at 75 .  However, I don't have any regrets.  I am a resolute person and always did what I thought best for the dogs.  https://youtu.be/ PLJcNtfcL1k 

 

Currently, I am working on one of the most challenging problems the dogs  have ever faced.  Greyhound racing is ending in First World countries.  I have always been pro dog and not pro or anti dog racing.  The unintended consequence of greyhound racing ending in wealthier countries is that more and more greyhounds are being transported to awful places where there is no animal welfare regulation at all.  At least here, we knew where the dogs were and we could talk with the people who had them.  Now they are going to isolated, hard to reach locales. In the US, more often than not, when a track closed there was a plan in place for keeping the dogs safe and a way to channel them to appropriate adoption groups.  That is not the case in other parts of the world. In Ireland recently, there was a well done, very educational national documentary about the plight of the Irish greyhound, both in their home country Ireland and in China, where many of them now find an unspeakable end not only to their careers but their lives. 

 

Opposition to greyhound racing is at an all-time high in Ireland.  There are protests at many tracks, and important sponsors have withdrawn their support from racing.  But there is a terrible downside to this.  Instead of being retired and adopted out to loving homes,  many  greyhounds are quietly being taken out the back doors, driven away in vans that cross the English Channel, and then they are put on planes to China, Vietnam, Pakistan.  It is horrifying that after all this effort to rescue greyhounds, they are being relegated to places where they are treated like machines and often, when they aren't productive, they are boiled to death in the meat markets.  Absolutely surreal.  My love for and commitment to these dogs continues unabated, and I plan to dedicate my remaining years to help those in need as best I can.

 

While the past three years have been a nightmare, I am determined not to dwell on the past but instead move forward with resolve to continue my life’s work to be an advocate for the voiceless. I wish the very best for Greyhound Friends and its supporters, and hope those who still harbor ill-will towards me can also move on to more productive endeavors. After all, it is the dogs who count at the end of the day, and I truly believe that helping them is what is important.  

 

Thank you to my truly remarkable defense attorney, Dan Cappetta of Framingham.  He said he wanted to win my case more than any other he had ever had.  And he did!

 

Best Wishes, 

Louise Coleman

110 North Main Street

Sherborn, MA

September 10, 2019

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from September 1, 2019 - September 9, 2019
Choose blue links to see town's property cards
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
126 Fruit Street Adam Fleming $540,000 September 9, 2019 Paul Alan Starbard
23 Ryegrass Circle Unit 93 VADDIREDDY DAYANAND R, VADDIREDDY SAVITHA A $720,000 September 5, 2019 Yun Qin, Bo Sun
47 Walcott Valley Unit 36 Thomas E Dirienzo, Lisa M Dirienzo $200,000 September 4, 2019 Mariann Dearaujo, et al
68 East Main Street Guilherme Vieira $387,000 September 4, 2019 IMA Construction Corp
Last Week        
7 Lincoln Street Marcus LaBreque, Sara LaBreque $800,000 August 30, 2019 Max Geesey Trust, et al
58 Greenwood Road Ruchi Tewari, Tapan Tewari $945,000 August 30, 2019 Bryan A Burdick, Nancy A Burdick
8 Daniel Shays Road Miles F Betro, Mariam Cheemeyan $820,00 August 30, 2019 David A Curry, Lisa M Curry
11 Locust Lane Unit 56 Ajay Chaudhary, Suman Rana $623,375 August 30, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England
10 Locust Lane Unit 46 Yusu Gao, Feifei Yang $578,140 August 28, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England
12 Locust Lane Unit 45 Smriti Choudhury $577,210 August 27, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England
198 & 224 South Street Vermeer Mid Atlantic Mass Land Holdings Co LLC $1,500,000 August 27, 2019 Brandt Properties Co
63 Grove Street John M Coutinho $455,000 August 26, 2019 Irene T Timlege
TIME BEFORE        
61 Elm Street Brian Moore, Shifalika Tangutoori $390,000 August 23, 2019 Coco Bella LLC
2 Valentine Circle Katherine A Traphagen $618,500 August 23, 2019 Joseph P Morrissey, et al
15 Gibbon Road Vincent Thomas Errera, Nancy Perhot Errera $799,000 August 23, 2019 Alejandro Moreno, Elizabeth Trainor Moreno
3 Stoney Brook Road Arun Krishnasamy, Saipriya Gowthamachandran $779,000 August 22, 2019 Wayne R Davies, Linda J Davies
44 Proctor Street Danny Shaarmann, Isabel Shaarmann $645,000 August 22, 2019 Christopher B Walkiewicz, Rebecca D Ahern Walkiewicz
33 Frostpane Lane Unit 68 Ali Mohammed, Alfiya Sabir $522,000 August 21, 2019 James M Keis
43 Oakhurst Road Micahel Furniss, Vergine Furniss $520,000 August 20, 2019 James R Jachowicz
11 Norcross Road Stephen C Hager, Gretchen M Hager $1,162,500 August 20, 2019 Zhinan Ding, Hongbin Dong
150 Spring Street Shane Gregory Munn, Jacinta Gleeson Munn $734,500 August 19, 2019 Kenneth W McMullen, Sheila M McMullen
13 Walnut Way Unit 7 Sohini Sarkar, Andrew Lawrence Kelsey $678,740 August 19, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England
12 West Elm Street Don J Dayley, et al $665,000 August 19, 2019 Donald R Boultbee Tr et al
   





Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
September 9, 2019

Existing Arrest

Susan Jane Rand, 73

Susan Jane Rand, 73, passed away September 8, 2019 at Golden Pond in Hopkinton after a long illness, surrounded by her family. Susan was a graduate of Danvers High School, completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Salem State College, and Masters in Counseling at Lesley University. Susan practiced counseling on Cape Cod. She enjoyed quilting, knitting , painting, and sketching. Susan participated in the Massachusetts General Hospital FTD (Frontal Temporal Dementia) Gala in 2018.


Susan was the daughter of the late Harvey and Olive Abbott, sister to Harvey, Richard, and Gary Abbott. She is survived by friend and former husband, Lee Rand; her three adult children, Jennifer Buchanan, Rebeka Merson, and Douglas Abbott, and her grandchildren Alicia MacMillan, Zachariah Merson, Ryan Buchanan, Hannah and Jacob Merson and three great grandchildren.


Services will be held privately with family. In lieu of flowers please consider supporting Brookhaven Hospice, 114 Turnpike Road, Westborough MA. 01581 Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com/

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THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, AT 2:00 P.M. WE WILL BE ONCE AGAIN HAVING A LUMBERJACK SHOW AS PART OF HOPKINTON FAMILY DAY AT FIELD 12.

PART 1 at 2:00 p.m. A DEMONSTRATION OF COMPETITIVE EVENTS SUCH AS MODIFIED CHAIN SAW, 2 PERSON CROSS-CUT, 1 PERSON BOW SAW, AND DISK STACKING.

PART 2 WILL BE OPEN TO ALL WHO WISH TO TRY HIS OR HER SKILLS AT CERTAIN EVENTS: CROSS-CUT, BOW SAW, TEAM PULP THROW, LOG ROLLING AND DISC STACKING FOR THE YOUNGER CROWD. 3 PERSON TEAMS ARE INVITED TO TRY THE NOW FAMOUS HOPKINTON MAPLE SAP RUN. OTHER INDIVIDUAL EVENTS INCLUDE PULP THROW AND SKILLET TOSS FOR DISTANCE.

LAST, BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST, THE POPULAR AXE THROW! NEW THIS YEAR WILL BE THE HATCHET THROW THAT YOU MAY HAVE TRIED
LOCALLY OR SEEN ON T.V..

THIS WILL BE OUR 5TH YEAR PUTTING ON THIS SHOW AND CONTEST, AND YOUR PARTICIPATION MAKES IT ALL WORTH WHILE.

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!

Joe & Diane Regan

   
How Do You Get a Squirrel to Like You?


September 9, 2019 -- Act like a nut! [Dad Joke]
Hillers Soccer Players Eat Hillers Pizza


September 9, 2019 -- The weekly team dinner.

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Anthony Alessi, 74,

Anthony Alessi, 74, of Holliston, passed away at his home on Friday, September 6, 2019. He was the son of the late Phyllis (Mattson) and Salvatore Alessi.


A combat veteran of the Vietnam war, Anthony was a well decorated Corporal in the Marines, serving in the 1st Battalion 7th Marines. He was a devoted family man who loved time spent with family and friends. Anthony was a Mason, a member of the American Legion, an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing, and took pleasure in dancing at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Natick.


He is survived by three sons, Anthony F. Alessi and his wife, Kristen of Northborough, Paul Alessi of Hopkinton, and Stephen Alessi and his wife, Michelle of Haverhill. He also leaves behind his girlfriend, Larisa Simenova of Natick; his siblings, Anne Murray of Uxbridge, Janet Lewis and her husband, Paul of Sandown, NH, June Bushee and her boyfriend, George of Dedham; six grandchildren, Anthony J. Alessi, Nicholas Alessi, Meghan Alessi, Ryan D’Entremont, and Isabelle and Connor Alessi; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, numerous close friends and colleagues from Proctor & Gamble and Verizon. He is predeceased by his sister, Pauline Alessi.


Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 12th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com  A funeral home service will take place on Friday, September 13th at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Lake Grove Cemetery, Holliston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New England Center for Veterans at www.nechv.org .





Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
September 6, -- September 8

One New Arrest
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CPC Accepting Applications

The Hopkinton Community Preservation Committee is now accepting Project Funding Applications for Fiscal Year 2021.


Please submit Full Applications for funding to the Committee by Tuesday, September 24, 2019 for review during the September 26, 2019 meeting Projects allowable under the CPA include the creation and preservation of open space, the preservation of historic sites, the creation and preservation of affordable housing and the creation and preservation of outdoor recreational facilities.


Please call (508) 497-9745 or email Shannon Soares at ssoares@hopkintonma.gov if you have any questions.

Lake Area Residents: 

After a beautiful summer, it will soon be the time that the annual draw down of the lake begins. The timing of the draw down is mandated by a permit received from the Hopkinton Conservation Commission and must begin no earlier than September 15th and no later than October 1st.  The exact date can vary from year to year based upon the level of the lake coming out of the summer. This year’s reduction in the level of the lake is anticipated to be the standard 48-52 inches unless agreement can be reached to perform the deeper drawdown of 7-8’ in order to manage the weed growth per the Lake Maspenock Aquatic Vegetation Control and Management Plan. As of today, the extended drawdown is not approved.

We will keep you informed, but in the meantime be aware of the draw down process and arrange for the removal of boats and docks accordingly.

Have a great autumn,

The Officers and Executive Board
Lake Maspenock Preservation Association  www.lmpa.org

   
Need a Refresher?
Downtown Corridor Project <------- ClearGov.com Page
The project is scheduled to begin in 2020

by Robert Falcione
September 9, 2019 -- We are inspired to present this information, because HopNews has received letters this weekend that contain factual errors. When we are aware of misstatements of fact in letters to the editor, we do not use them.
     People are writing that 7,000 square feet of the Hopkinton Common green space will be consumed by parking in the Downtown Corridor Project. That is just not true. None of the Hopkinton Common green space will be used for this project. The boundaries of the common are delineated by granite markers that border the entire perimeter. Chose the thumbnail, left, to see where the common is marked on the Marathon Way side. The grass on the opposite side of the markers is actually part of the town's right of way, which will be used for parking in the new Downtown Corridor plan. The common loses no green space. In fact, the Doughboy Monument gains much green space in the new plan, which makes the one-way-to-be safer for pedestrians and vehicles.

      Alternative2, below, was chosen as the final preferred plan by the Historic District Commission. Please note the crosswalk across Main Street on the left side of the plan below. It is currently 81 feet across. The new plan calls for "bumpouts" and half-chevron no-parking pavement markers to shorten the distance across, as well as increase the line-of-sight to improve safety.

       The plan also shows a new  bumpout entering the planned Marathon Way to slow vehicles down and make the parking area isolated from the through traffic, and therefore, safer.

 

       In the plan below, existing features, like the current Doughboy plot border, the current parking spaces, both at Marathon Way and across Main Street, are delineated by gray lines. The new ones, if relocated, are black lines.

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Blooms, Brews and Barbeques at Weston Nurseries

 

September 8, 2019 -- Hey everyone! Thanks so much for making our Blooms, Brews and BBQ Fest so successful! We raised a lot of money for the Jimmy Fund and had a great time doing it. There were so many incredible memories we are taking away from the day and hope you are as well. ~Peter Mezitt

Photo by Steve Spector

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Hopkinton Area Land Trust Launches New Website

 

The Hopkinton Area Land Trust (HALT) has been working to preserve open space in Hopkinton for 24 years, in order to control development and maintain the rural character of the town.  We manage dozens of parcels in town totaling over 1000 acres, and maintain over 15 miles of trails for public use, and these numbers are growing all the time.  

 

We just launched a brand new website that describes all our properties, with detailed interactive maps, photos and descriptions of our trails.  We encourage you to go to hopkintonlandtrust.org to read more about us and learn what off-the-beaten-path Hopkinton is really like.  We have trails for all levels, from perfectly flat wheelchair-accessible to rugged and strenuous.  You can do some trails in 30 minutes or make a whole day trip on others.  Most trails are great for the whole family.

 

The next couple of months with crisp fall air, pleasant temperatures and few bugs are the best times to get out into the woods and fields and experience what Hopkinton has to offer.  And if you like what you see, please consider joining HALT.

Morrie Gasser

HALT Board of Directors

HOPKINTON FIRE DEPARTMENT INVITES THE PUBLIC TO THE FIRE STATION OPEN HOUSE

The Hopkinton Fire Department will open their station to the public on Sunday, October 6th for their Annual Open House. The event at Fire Headquarters will be from 11am to 2pm. Residents and children will have an opportunity to view demonstrations, learn about fire safety, and tour the station. Refreshments will be provided and Sparky the Fire dog (File photo) is expected to make an appearance. 
 
The Open House provides an opportunity for firefighters to focus on the educational theme of Fire Prevention week. This year’s theme is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” These heroes are of all ages who learn about home fire escape and planning, bring that information home, and motivate their families to action. 
 
“Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” also focuses on a home fire escape plan and what it entails and the value of practicing it. A home fire escape plan includes working smoke alarms on every level of the home, in every bedroom, and near all sleeping areas. It also includes having two ways out of every room, and a meeting place a safe distance from the home. Home fire escape plans should be practiced twice a year.
 
Please join the Hopkinton Fire Department for a fun filled Open House.

   

98 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, MA

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Elaine P. Awiszus, 80

Elaine P. Awiszus, 80, of Hopkinton, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019. Born in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late Rita (Moreau) and George MacLeod. She was the wife of 60 years to Ernest A. Awiszus of Hopkinton.

Ernest and Elaine had met while working at Manning, Maxwell and Moore in Watertown. Prior to her retirement in 1997, Elaine had worked for 11 years at Newton North High School as the secretary to the Vice Principal. She enjoyed watching her husband coach and play sports.

Besides her husband, Elaine is survived by two children, Cynthia Murphy of Taunton and Scott Awiszus and his wife, Mary of Kennebunk, ME; her sister-in-law, Joanne Kyte and her husband, James of Melbourne, FL; 3 grandchildren, Tyler, Conor and Shannon. She is predeceased by her brother, Donald Macleod.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 10th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. (Rt. 16) www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com  Burial services will be held privately at a later date

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Power Outages and Spikes


September 6, 2019 -- Police and Fire responded to an alarm at Middlesex Savings, likely as a result of a power spike Downtown, which raised problems with the computer at Bill's and the pumps at the Sunoco, places this writer visited on business today. Other businesses were likely affected, too. However, prior to that, things were more serious at 77 West Main Street, where the power was totally out for some time, but restored just at dinnertime, when the pent up diners rushed the eateries for dinner.

   

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Schools mull plans to deal with 247 new students

$3.5 million estimated for HHS addition

by Jim Kleinkauf

The School Committee last night began discussing the realities of how to deal, at least  in the short run, with the unexpected influx of 247 newly enrolled students.

 

Superintendent of Schools Carol Cavanaugh (File photo) described what she estimated would be needed in both additional classroom space and personnel.

 

Cavanaugh said architects have estimated the cost of adding six new classrooms to Hopkinton High School. The funding for which, she said, would come from the town.

 

“About $350,000 is the estimate to get started immediately. And that is 10 percent of the three and a half million dollars that it will cost us roughly to put those classrooms on.”

 

And timing is critical according to Cavanaugh.

 

“We really want to get started sooner than later and hope for a June 2020 construction as opposed to a June

 2021 construction.”

More space will also be needed at other town schools.

 

“At Hopkins, we are predicting the need for modular classrooms next year so that we have 14 fifth grades and 14 fourth grades,” said Cavanaugh, “and as we take a look at where we are there, that will probably involve four modular classrooms,” she said.

 

Cavanaugh also noted that representatives of the Massachusetts School Building Authority will be visiting the Elmwood School (File photo) on September 17 to assess possible funding needs there.

 

In the area of personnel, Cavanaugh is requesting approximately $90,000  to hire four new “A" Paraprofessionals, two at Hopkins and two at Elmwood, for the 2019-2020 school year.

 

Those funds could come either from personnel attrition or, if necessary, from money accrued through mitigation with Legacy Farms.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
September 5, 2019

No arrests this week
Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign


September 5, 2019 -- Keith Regan of Joe Regan Tree Work, Inc. spans between Walcott Street and the other side of Main Street in a bucket to re-attach this banner that was dislodged from its moorings by some strong recent winds today. It is to remind residents of Hopkinton Family Day, on the time and day noted.

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Campus Trail Connector

 

A connecting path is proposed for the Hopkinton High School, Middle School and the new Marathon Elementary School. The “Campus Trail Connector” will allow students, runners, cyclists and others easy passage between the three schools, as well as the downtown area, for a total length of about 2.5 miles. The section crossing school grounds has been approved by the School Committee, and State funds are being sought to advance engineering and construction. Full details will be available at a public meeting to be held at the Hopkinton Public Library located at 13 Main Street. The meeting is on Wednesday October 2, 2019 from 6 PM to 7:45 PM. All are invited to learn more and ask questions. You may also comment on http://uctc.hopkintonma.gov/campus-trail-connector/

 

The Hopkinton Upper Charles Trail Committee is charged with this undertaking. While this is a stand alone project, the Committee expects it will eventually become a segment of the Upper Charles Trail providing an 8 mile path through Hopkinton from Milford to Ashland. While a portion of the Campus Trail Connector has been cleared, the entire project is still in early planning and State funds will be requested to conduct a detailed engineering study to determine the exact route, materials and the cost as well as funding sources.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
September 3, 4

No Arrests This Week
The Music Is Returning From Summer Vacation:
Early Fall Colors

September 5, 2019 -- Boating on Hopkinton Reservoir has come to a standstill in recent days as a result of the changing season and the cyanobacteria bloom that has warned people and pets from entering the water.

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Unusual


September 5, 2019 -- These uncommon clouds found their way across the area at dusk on Wednesday.
   
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Family Picnic


September 4, 2019 -- At Fay School.

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K-9 Tracks Springfield Man

 

SPRINGFIELD, MA - September 4, 2019 -- This morning at about 1:45 a.m., a man who failed to stop for police, crashed his vehicle, and then fled on foot, was tracked down and arrested by a trooper and his K-9 in Springfield.

 

Trooper Connor DeVivo and his Field Training Officer, Trooper Kaleshia Estabrook, attempted to stop a Honda Accord on Route 391 in Chicopee for a headlight violation and failing to stay within marked lanes.  The vehicle refused to stop and exited the highway onto Center Street in Chicopee, at which time the pursuit was terminated.  A short time later, troopers located the vehicle crashed and unoccupied in the Memorial Square Rotary at the intersection of Main and Plainfield Street in Springfield.

Trooper Kurt D’Angelo and his K-9 partner Kody arrived on scene and began a track from the vehicle.  After tracking for about two blocks, Trooper D’Angelo and Kody located a man who fit the description of the operator.  Upon further investigation, the man, ALEXI HEREDIA-ARROYO, 27 of Springfield, was positively identified as the operator of the vehicle and was subsequently placed under arrest charged with the following offenses:

 

  1. Failure to stop for police

  2. Operating under the influence of drugs

  3. Negligent operation of a motor vehicle

  4. Leaving the scene of a property damage crash

  5. Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle

  6. Lights violation

  7. Marked lanes violation

HEREDIA-ARROYO was transported to Springfield District Court this morning for arraignment.

Eagull on Pout Rock


    September 4, 2019 -- An eagull is what you get when, from a distance, you think you see a bald eagle on pout rock while driving on the West Main Street causeway at rush hour, but it turns out, despite the white head and charcoal body, that it is a seagull instead.

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At Hopkinton Reservoir at Hopkinton State Park
Main, lower beach unaffected
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Fugitive on the State Police Most Wanted Sex Offenders List Arrested in Mexico

A fugitive on the Massachusetts State Police Most Wanted Sex Offenders list was arrested in Mexico late last week after an MSP Trooper determined he was living there.


The Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section (MSP VFAS) began searching for JOHN CORBETT, 61, more than a year ago after adding him to the list. CORBETT, who is classified as a Level 3 Sex Offender, was wanted on a warrant out of Newton District Court charging him with failure to register as a sex offender as required by law. 

CORBETT is required to register as a sex offender as a result of his 1990 conviction for aggravated rape, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and breaking and entering. The conviction stemmed from a May 1989 incident in which he broke into a Newton residence and sexually assaulted a woman at knifepoint.

MSP Sgt. John Sullivan, who was previously assigned to MSP VFAS developed information suggesting that CORBETT was in Mexico. Through investigative methods, Sgt. Sullivan confirmed that the fugitive was living in San Miguel De Allende, a city in Guanajuato, a state in central Mexico. Sgt. Sullivan forwarded the intelligence to the United States Marshals Service. 

On the morning of Friday, Aug. 30, US Marshals and Mexican authorities located CORBETT living in a container home in the countryside. Marshals arrested CORBETT, who was immediately deported to Atlanta, Georgia, location in Mexico and confirmed same using a variety of undercover methods. He forwarded the location to the US Marshals. After several months dealing with the bureaucratic complexities of international extradition, CORBETT was arrested yesterday and transported from Mexico to Atlanta, Georgia. He is being held at the Clayton County Jail in Jonesboro, Georgia pending rendition proceedings.

   

State Public Health Officials Announce Confirmed Case of EEE in a Horse in Douglas

Additional communities at increased risk for EEE

 

BOSTON (September 3, 2019) - The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that laboratory testing has confirmed one new case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus infection in a horse from Douglas, bringing the total number of horse cases of EEE to eight in Massachusetts this year. As a result of this latest case, the risk level in Douglas has been raised to critical and the risk level in Oxford and Webster has been raised to high.

 

In total, there are 29 communities now at critical risk, 39 at high risk, and 123 at moderate risk for the EEE virus in Massachusetts. A map of the state’s current EEE risk levels can be found here. There have been four confirmed human cases of EEE this year.

 

“Cases of EEE in mammals, including horses, serve as a reminder that there is a continuing risk to humans,” said Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH. “Even as we head into September, it remains critically important that people take steps to protect themselves and their families from mosquito bites.”

 

All residents throughout the Commonwealth should continue to use mosquito repellent and those in high and critical risk communities should consider staying indoors during the dusk to dawn hours to reduce exposure to mosquitoes. Residents can learn more about EEE and about ways to protect themselves on DPH’swebsite.

 

EEE is a rare but serious and potentially fatal disease that can affect people of all ages. EEE occurs sporadically in Massachusetts with the most recent outbreak years occurring from 2004-2006 and 2010-2012. There were 22 human cases of EEE infection during those two outbreak periods with 14 cases occurring among residents of Bristol and Plymouth counties. EEE virus has been found in 379 mosquito samples this year, many of them from species of mosquitoes capable of spreading the virus to people.

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources recently completed aerial mosquito spraying in parts of Bristol, Plymouth, Middlesex, and Worcester counties to help reduce public health risk. Aerial spraying has concluded for the season primarily due to evening temperatures being too low to permit effective aerial application. Spraying for mosquitoes does not eliminate the risk of EEE transmission and the public is asked to continue to follow personal protection practices.

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from August 24, 2019 - August 30, 2019
Choose blue links to see town's property cards
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
7 Lincoln Street Marcus LaBreque, Sara LaBreque $800,000 August 30, 2019 Max Geesey Trust, et al
58 Greenwood Road Ruchi Tewari, Tapan Tewari $945,000 August 30, 2019 Bryan A Burdick, Nancy A Burdick
8 Daniel Shays Road Miles F Betro, Mariam Cheemeyan $820,00 August 30, 2019 David A Curry, Lisa M Curry
11 Locust Lane Unit 56 Ajay Chaudhary, Suman Rana $623,375 August 30, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England
10 Locust Lane Unit 46 Yusu Gao, Feifei Yang $578,140 August 28, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England
12 Locust Lane Unit 45 Smriti Choudhury $577,210 August 27, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England
198 & 224 South Street Vermeer Mid Atlantic Mass Land Holdings Co LLC $1,500,000 August 27, 2019 Brandt Properties Co
63 Grove Street John M Coutinho $455,000 August 26, 2019 Irene T Timlege
Last Week        
61 Elm Street Brian Moore, Shifalika Tangutoori $390,000 August 23, 2019 Coco Bella LLC
2 Valentine Circle Katherine A Traphagen $618,500 August 23, 2019 Joseph P Morrissey, et al
15 Gibbon Road Vincent Thomas Errera, Nancy Perhot Errera $799,000 August 23, 2019 Alejandro Moreno, Elizabeth Trainor Moreno
3 Stoney Brook Road Arun Krishnasamy, Saipriya Gowthamachandran $779,000 August 22, 2019 Wayne R Davies, Linda J Davies
44 Proctor Street Danny Shaarmann, Isabel Shaarmann $645,000 August 22, 2019 Christopher B Walkiewicz, Rebecca D Ahern Walkiewicz
33 Frostpane Lane Unit 68 Ali Mohammed, Alfiya Sabir $522,000 August 21, 2019 James M Keis
43 Oakhurst Road Micahel Furniss, Vergine Furniss $520,000 August 20, 2019 James R Jachowicz
11 Norcross Road Stephen C Hager, Gretchen M Hager $1,162,500 August 20, 2019 Zhinan Ding, Hongbin Dong
150 Spring Street Shane Gregory Munn, Jacinta Gleeson Munn $734,500 August 19, 2019 Kenneth W McMullen, Sheila M McMullen
13 Walnut Way Unit 7 Sohini Sarkar, Andrew Lawrence Kelsey $678,740 August 19, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England
12 West Elm Street Don J Dayley, et al $665,000 August 19, 2019 Donald R Boultbee Tr et al
TIME BEFORE        
36 Lakepoint Way Unit 18 Richard S Tedlow, et al $648,614 August 16, 2019 Maspenock Realty Trust et al
28 Briarcliff Drive Sabrina A Ruggles $540,000 August 16, 2019 Paul E Sullivan Jr, Carolyn E Heath
12 Morse Lane John R Guarino, Karen J Guarino $660,000 August 15, 2019 Margo L Otey Tr et al
66 Old Elm Way Nora Fullington $665,000 August 15, 2019 Deborah A Crater
78 North Mill Street David M Bouffard, Carolina Bouffard $532,000 August 14, 2019 Matthew Kasberg, Loriann Kasberg
10 Walnut Way Unit 75 Amarnath Reddy Thatigutla, et al $857,261 August 14, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England



Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
August 30, 2019 -- September 2, 2019

No reported arrests this time period
Making Dreams Come True
(At least on the corner of Church and Maple Streets in Hopkinton)

   
Schooner Festival

September 2, 2019 -- Boats move upwind off Gloucester on Sunday morning before the Mayor's Cup Race during the Gloucester Schooner Festival celebrating the city's maritime Heritage! ~ John Collins

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State Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Chelmsford

 

September 1, 2019 -- At approximately 1:30 a.m., Troopers from State Police-Concord responded to 911 reports of a single vehicle crash on Route 495 southbound between Exits 33 and 32 in Chelmsford that resulted in the death of the operator and serious injuries to the passenger.

 

Preliminary investigation indicates the 2012 Chevrolet Captiva drifted off the roadway and crashed. No other vehicles were involved.

 

Troopers were able to provide aid to the female passenger on scene. She was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital via MedFlight and is in stable condition. The operator of the vehicle, a 22-year-old male from Lawrence, was pronounced deceased on scene.

 

The facts and circumstances of the crash remain under investigation by Troop A of the Massachusetts State Police with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. Troopers were assisted on scene by the Office of the Medical Examiner, MassDOT, and Chelmsford Fire and EMS.

 

The right two travel lanes were closed for an extended time to allow for investigation of the crash scene. All lanes reopened at approximately 4:30 a.m.

Peacocks Perch on Pickup

September 1, 2019 -- In Charlton today.
   
Truck vs. Pole, Tie Score

September 1, 2019 -- Emergency responders closed Glen Ave in Upton after a truck took down a pole and knocked it, along with wires, across the road before plunging down a short embankment. The driver and an occupant were taken by ambulance to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, at dusk on Saturday.

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Clayton Willoughby, at Your Service, 2008


August 31, 2019 -- Above is a little piece captured at Hopkinton Common in 2008, eleven years ago. What changes in such a short time! See the former veteran's Memorial Gazebo, the way the Hopkinton Common used to look, and the raw talent of Clayton Willoughby, that reclusive Hopkinton vaudevillian whose delivery has been compared to  Leon Redbone. He plays his guitar and sings unhenhanced into a video mic. Don't do anything else until you watch the video above, because the next stop is Willoughby.

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Hopedale Pond


August 31, 2019 -- Our Milford photographer friend, Jim Calarese, upon request, has shared this stunning photo of Hopedale Pond taken at sunset last evening with HopNews readers. It has a host of artistic qualities to admire, qualities that make it the pleasing visual that it is: Complementary colors, strong diagonals, leading lines, framing, rule of thirds, symmetry, perspective.
Does Eat Oats...*

       August 30, 2019 -- These does looked up from grazing across from the Trails at Legacy Farms, where they probably once lived, to have a photo taken.
      * Google "Does Eat Oats"
     

A Renewed Greyhound Friends Moves Forward

 

Greyhound Friends has been working closely with MDAR, MSPCA, and other experts to thoroughly understand and implement exacting modern shelter standards as a wide range of upgrades was made to the facility. Comprehensive staff and volunteer protocols covering every aspect of kennel operation are in place as Greyhound Friends prepares to recruit and train future kennel staff.

"We are grateful for all who unite in loving support for humane treatment of animals everywhere," says board president, Caryn-Amy Rose. "We ask that people not fall victim to rumor. Over the last two years we have had the benefit of advice regarding nonprofit operations and shelter best practices from the foremost experts. We are in good standing with the Attorney General's office, our Hopkinton Kennel License and DAR Isolation Unit licenses have been restored, and both the MSPCA and MDAR have agreed to advise and guide us to any extent needed all along the way. The recognized experts are satisfied that Greyhound Friends can operate in an effective, humane, and sanitary manner. It makes sense to credit their conclusions."

Kennel and Operations Manager Theresa Shepard adds, "Greyhound Friends needs to get back to fulfilling our mission. There is continued need for sighthound adoption and advocacy. Even as the number of racing dogs in the US is declining, there is growing awareness of the plight of sighthounds in countries where there are no protections for them from cruel practices, including live slaughter in meat markets. This is a time to support any sighthound rescue that is willing to take on this challenging work and do it right -- especially one doing it in a place like Massachusetts, where the standard of care for shelter dogs is high."

 Ms. Shepard continues, "We are ready to open and start moving dogs into the loving homes they deserve. While in our facility, they will have the best care available, under the watchful eyes of our local and state licensing authorities. We know going forward shelter management will be an evolving field and I'm excited to be in a position to share hat knowledge and to make sure we're following best practices. I'm grateful to the experts that have helped and advised us all along the way. Having the knowledge they've shared gives us the confidence to proceed and to succeed. All we ask is the opportunity to demonstrate what we can do."

~ Greyhound Friends, Inc.

   
Two-Car Accident


August 30, 2019 -- It appears this vehicle at 77 West Main Street jumped the parking curb and upended against the tree, activating front and side air bags. The vehicle in the space next to the driver's side was scraped, apparently by this vehicle.
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Churning


August 30, 2019 -- An offshore Tropical Storm churns up waves on Thursday as a Boat makes its way East toward Newport's mansion area. ~John Collins

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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
August 29, 2019

Existing Arrest


 
TOWN OF HOPKINTON
SELECT BOARD/PLANNING BOARD MEETING AGENDA
Hopkinton Town Hall, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA - Room 215/216
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 7:20 PM
Per Section 4-11(b) of the Town of Hopkinton Charter, the Select Board hereby gives notice that the
Select Board and the remaining members of the Planning Board will vote to fill one Planning Board
vacancy with a term to expire at the May 2020 Annual Town Election, on Tuesday, September 10, 2019
at 7:20 p.m. in Hopkinton Town Hall, 18 Main Street, Room 215/216.
Editor's note: Meeting to fill seat left vacant by the resignation of a recently elected member, Patrick Atwell.
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Greyhound Friends Kennel License Suspension Hearing Scheduled

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
TOWN OF HOPKINTON
PETITION FOR HEARING-REVOCATION OF KENNEL LICENSE,
GREYHOUND FRIENDS, 167 SADDLE HILL ROAD
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 at 7:45 PM
Hopkinton Town Hall
18 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748

In accordance with the requirements of Chapter 62, Article V, Kennel Licensing, of the General Bylaws, the Select Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 7:45 PM in Room 215/216 of the Town Hall to consider a request by petition for the Select Board to revoke a kennel license issued
to Greyhound Friends, 167 Saddle Hill Road. The kennel license was issued by the Town Clerk on August  12, 2019. Public comment is invited. For further information, please contact the Town Manager’s Office at (508)497-9700, or at Hopkinton Town Hall, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA. Town Hall is handicap accessible.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Following an inspection of the kennel by Deputy Chief of Police Joseph Bennett, and a recommendation to approve, Town Clerk Connor Degan issued a kennel license to Greyhound Friends on August 12, 2019. That is the license 18 petitioners seek to revoke.

Here is the Petition with reasons why, as well as names,  signatures and addresses of 18 petitioners.
   
               Ryan Power Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder in Connection with 2017 Malden Homicide

MALDEN – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Malden Chief of Police Kevin Molis have announced that a Middlesex Superior Court jury found Ryan Power, 34, of Malden, guilty today of first-degree murder in connection with the 2017 death of Leah Penny, 32, of Malden.

Judge Peter Krupp sentenced the defendant to life without the possibility of parole.

On June 21, 2017, at approximately 9:49 a.m., Malden Police responded to a report of an unresponsive female inside a Lebanon Street home in Malden. Upon arrival police located the body of Leah Penny. The victim was found at the bottom of a staircase with a dog leash wrapped around her neck and a vodka bottle located underneath her. Two children, ages one and two-years-old were located inside the home unharmed. A dog was also located inside the residence.

Malden Police and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office immediately began an investigation. Police subsequently sought to locate Ryan Power on June 21, after the victim’s body was discovered. Power was located in Seabrook, New Hampshire where he was arrested and charged as a fugitive from justice. Power waived extradition and was transported back to Massachusetts by Malden Police and Massachusetts State Police.

Through their investigation authorities learned that the victim and defendant had been in a relationship beginning in 2014 and that they had two children together. Authorities determined that based on the positioning of the body, and the bottle placed beneath her, the scene had been staged by the defendant who, after strangling the victim from behind with the leash, posed her body in an effort to make it appear the victim’s death was accidental or committed by another person.

When authorities searched the defendant’s phone they discovered 48 audio recordings in which the defendant had secretly recorded arguments between the victim and defendant as well as multiple voice recordings the defendant made to document his interactions with the victim. The recordings were made between April and May of 2017, coinciding with the dissolution of Ryan Power and Leah Penny’s relationship, including during a period when the defendant was not living in the Lebanon Street residence. The defendant also installed hidden cameras on June 3, 2017 within the home he had shared with the victim in order to record her without her knowledge.

Investigators also discovered a nearly hour-long disturbing recording that appeared to have been unwittingly created by the defendant during which time he physically assaulted and threatened to kill the victim.

The prosecutors assigned to this case were Assistant District Attorneys Elizabeth Dunigan and Emily Jackson. The Victim Witness Advocate was Kristen Chamberlain.

Bill's Pizzeria Weekly Special $19.99

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At the Spoon, 8/30/2019


Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
August 28, 2019

Existing Arrest
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  CAUTION: BACTERIA 

DCR Recreational Advisory: Cyanobacteria Bloom in Hopkinton Reservoir in Hopkinton

WHAT: The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is warning the public of a cyanobacteria bloom present in the Upper Hopkinton Reservoir, including at the waterbody’s beach area, in Hopkinton State Park in the Town of Hopkinton.

 

During a bloom it is strongly advised that the public should not have contact with the water. Additionally, pet owners should keep their animals away from the shoreline to prevent them from ingesting the water. The waterbody will be retested until cyanobacteria levels are within acceptable limits per Department of Public Health (DPH) regulations. For questions regarding cyanobacteria blooms, please contact the DPH at (617) 624-5757 or visit the agency’s algae webpage.

WHERE: Upper Hopkinton Reservoir, including the waterbody’s beach area, in Hopkinton State Park in the Town of Hopkinton

   

Hopkinton Family Day Rescheduled due to EEE Fears, Abundance of Caution - No Fireworks
September 14, 2019

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Friends of Hopkinton voted at its meeting on Tuesday, August 28, 2019, to change
the time of the Saturday, September 14, 2019 Family Day event to 2 PM to 6 PM. The
Fireworks show has been cancelled. President Ann Click, stated “this is in response to
the EEE outbreak. However, in the Hopkinton tradition, Hopkinton Family Day on
September 14 is still going to be a wonderful family event”.
Norman Khumalo, Town Manager

Lisa Soo Kane, 38,


Lisa Soo Kane, 38, of Framingham and formerly of Hopkinton, passed away Monday, August 26, 2019. Born in Seoul, South Korea, she was the daughter of Susan (Vachout) Kane of Westborough and the late Charles Kane.

Lisa was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Natick. Besides her mother, she is survived by her brother, Jeffrey Kane and his wife, Katie Yahns of Sherrill, New York.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 29th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. (Rt. 16) www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com  A funeral service will take place on Friday, August 30th at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 113 Union St. Natick.

 

Burial will follow in the family lot in Evergreen Cemetery, Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Niemann Pick Foundation, www.nnpdf.org    or P.O. Box 49 Fort Atkinson, WI 53538-0049 or to Calumet Lutheran Ministries, P. O. Box 326 W. Ossipee, NH 03890 or www.calumet.org 

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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
August 27, 2019

Existing Arrest
REMINDER

TO BENEFIT THE JIMMY FUND
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Being Robin Tonight, Tuesday


 August 27, 2019 -- Thanks to Margie Wiggin for sending the photos, above, after attending Arlington's Regent Theater performance of Roger Kabler's Being Robin this evening. HopTop Films (No relation) filmed the show, as well as the audience, to be included in the feature namesake film Mr. Kabler is producing. Some of the film has already been shot in Hopkinton, where Mr. Kabler resides.
   

Mosquito Spraying Update

 

Aerial mosquito spraying was conducted as planned in parts of the spray zone in Worcester and Middlesex counties overnight. The MDAR spray map has been updated to show the sections that were sprayed - https://massnrc.org/spray-map/middlesex-worcester.htm .

Aerial mosquito spraying is expected to continue starting at 7:30 p.m. this evening (weather dependent) in areas that were not sprayed last night. Spraying will continue, as needed, on additional nights until completion of the spray zone. We will let you know when spraying has been completed.

The MDAR spray map will be updated daily. Map preparation takes time and may result in some delays in posting.

Although the aerial spray is considered necessary to reduce human risk, it will not eliminate it. Residents must continue to protect themselves from mosquito bites by staying indoors during peak mosquito hours, applying insect repellent when outdoors, draining standing water where mosquitoes breed, and repairing screens in doors and windows. Residents should also take steps to protect their domestic animals from mosquito bites.

In addition to the MDAR spray map listed above, these are also great resources for updates:
https://www.cmmcp.org
https://www.mass.gov/guides/aerial-mosquito-control-summer-2019 

Please keep in mind that the aerial spraying is a Massachusetts Department of Public Health initiative and not under the direct control of the Town of Hopkinton.

For questions about aerial spraying, contact MDAR Crop and Pest Services at (617) 626-1700.

For the most updated information on EEE risk and aerial spraying, contact the DPH Division of Epidemiology (617) 983-6800 or visit the DPH website at www.mass.gov/dph/mosquito  for updated mosquito results, maps and incidence of positive mosquito samples.

For general information on mosquito control, contact the State Reclamation and Mosquito Control Board within MDAR at (617) 626-1723.

Milford Regional Seeks Community Volunteer for
Institutional Review Board


    MILFORD – Milford Regional Medical Center is seeking a community member to serve on the hospital’s Institutional Review Board (IRB).

      The IRB is a committee that has been established to protect the rights of human research subjects recruited to participate in research. The IRB meets on a quarterly basis.

       Community members interested in volunteering to serve on this important board must not be affiliated with the hospital and will be required to complete an online education session before attending the meetings.

       If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please contact Cathy O’ Connell, director of risk management at (508) 422-2202 or via e-mail at caoconnell@milreg.org

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Planning Board Meeting

August 27, 2019 -- The Planning Board met last night to consider approving amendments to the site plan and the master plan special permit for The Trails at Legacy Farms; and approved both pending that BETA, the town's consultant, signs off on the "melded" plan ... . The reason for the amendments was due in part to a re-assignment of housing types following a Town Meeting vote in May to comply with a state law regarding their age requirements.

         In May, 2018, longtime Hopkinton resident and developer Paul Mastroianni purchased the .76 acre parcel at 76 Main Street. He subsequently brought plans before the Planning Board to develop a multi-store retail building on the property and applied for and received demolition permits, with a 6-month delay, for two buildings on the property, one which was built around 1784, according to town records, and the other in the 20th Century.

          A year later, May 2019 Town Meeting passed a one-property historic district on that property and extended the demo-delay from 6 to 18 months, squashing plans to build a modern retail space there. Monday evening, Chair Muriel Kramer announced that at the September 9 meeting, Mr. Mastroianni will be withdrawing his plans for that property.

          Efforts to reach Mr. Mastroianni for comment were unsuccessful. 



August 27, 2019 -- Above, police officers responded to a two-vehicle crash on a dangerous curve on Lumber Street yesterday,
where one driver allegedly admitted to texting.
Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
August 26, 2019

Existing Arrest
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George Alfred Griffin


George Alfred Griffin, USMC, died peacefully August, 11, 2019 at the Charles George Veterans Hospital in Asheville, NC of the disease of alcoholism. He was 62 years old. His last years were spent trying to better his life and that of others at the veterans center in NC. He went back to college and was trying to get a certificate in counseling to help others like himself. He even helped an administrator at Laurel Health Care co. in Garner, NC, start a support group and was great at trying to get vets to open up. He was always cheerful, a gentle, loving soul and will be sorely missed by all that knew him.
 
He also had a special gift, his singing voice. He had started out singing with his best friend Christopher Gorman, then had a band named Zatchit. Nobody could sing “My Girl” better. Sadly, his voice is silenced. He also did construction and painting work. In the 70’s he once ran in the Boston Marathon, and was the one on the PBS news that in his joy did a cartwheel over the finish line where his dad awaited him. He was ready to go: he said “I have seen the travel guide, I’m all set to go.”
 
George was born in Framingham, Massachusetts, the son of Edward B. Griffin and Anna (Mc Adams) Griffin. He is survived by his daughter, Colleen Clifford, his brothers, Daniel Griffin USMC and wife Muriel, Michael E. Griffin USMC, Edward B. Griffin Jr. USMC and wife Abbie; his sisters, Gail A. (Griffin ) Nason and husband Steven R. Nason Sr., Teresa (Griffin) Crane Navy, and Maureen (Griffin) Gerrish and husband Charles; nephew Richard Crane USMC, niece Kathy Crane Deniger USMC and husband David Army, nephews Shawn Griffin, Daniel Griffin Jr, Mike Griffin, Joe Griffin and wife Tasha, Chaz Gerrish, Richard and Steve Nason Jr, Richie Griffin, nieces Laura Collamatti, Phaydra Lux, Jessie Ann Griffin, Marie Griffin Doyen and husband Dave, and Christine Pabon; and many great nieces and nephews.
 
He attended Framingham South High School, Framingham, MA, and AB-Tech Community College, Asheville, NC. He was a Corporal in the US Marines, stationed mostly in Hawaii.
 
He will be buried at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Connery Ave., Bourne, MA with military honors.
 
Groce Funeral Home, 1401 Patton Ave., Asheville, NC 28806 is handling arrangements. More to be determined.
 
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Charles-George Veteran’s Medical Center Hospice Unit, Asheville, NC 28805.


Editor's Note: Mr. Griffin was a frequent performer at Cornell's Rock Jam in the late Eighties. He is the central figure in this group photo.

   
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    August 26, 2019 -- Following the discovery of a "thermal anomaly" in Tank B at the Eversource LNG storage facility on Wilson Street, Eversource took steps to discover the cause. Consultants were brought in.
     First, the tank was was emptied of its liquid by the normal process of sales, and by tanker trucks which could be seen leaving with the product in bulk. Once the tank was emptied of liquid, the remaining gas was purged with nitrogen, which pushed the methane gas toward the burner, photo, left. The initiation of the burning process was illustrated on this page by a large yellow flame (August 9), which is indicative of the presence of impurities, a sight often seen on the other side of the facility. Following that initial burn, the flame was blue, but seldom seen above the nozzle.

     Today, Fire Chief Stephen Slaman, who is also the Town of Hopkinton's Emergency Management Director, said that the tank is in its safest stage right now, having purged the methane with nitrogen, an inert gas, and burned it. Next will be the introduction of ambient air to replace the nitrogen and prepare for entry into the tank by humans.

      Chief Slaman said there is an entry port into the tank, but that the consultants will be deciding the best way, which could include cutting.     



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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from August 18, 2019 - August 23, 2019
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Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
61 Elm Street Brian Moore, Shifalika Tangutoori $390,000 August 23, 2019 Coco Bella LLC
2 Valentine Circle Katherine A Traphagen $618,500 August 23, 2019 Joseph P Morrissey, et al
15 Gibbon Road Vincent Thomas Errera, Nancy Perhot Errera $799,000 August 23, 2019 Alejandro Moreno, Elizabeth Trainor Moreno
3 Stoney Brook Road Arun Krishnasamy, Saipriya Gowthamachandran $779,000 August 22, 2019 Wayne R Davies, Linda J Davies
44 Proctor Street Danny Shaarmann, Isabel Shaarmann $645,000 August 22, 2019 Christopher B Walkiewicz, Rebecca D Ahern Walkiewicz
33 Frostpane Lane Unit 68 Ali Mohammed, Alfiya Sabir $522,000 August 21, 2019 James M Keis
43 Oakhurst Road Micahel Furniss, Vergine Furniss $520,000 August 20, 2019 James R Jachowicz
11 Norcross Road Stephen C Hager, Gretchen M Hager $1,162,500 August 20, 2019 Zhinan Ding, Hongbin Dong
150 Spring Street Shane Gregory Munn, Jacinta Gleeson Munn $734,500 August 19, 2019 Kenneth W McMullen, Sheila M McMullen
13 Walnut Way Unit 7 Sohini Sarkar, Andrew Lawrence Kelsey $678,740 August 19, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England
12 West Elm Street Don J Dayley, et al $665,000 August 19, 2019 Donald R Boultbee Tr et al
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36 Lakepoint Way Unit 18 Richard S Tedlow, et al $648,614 August 16, 2019 Maspenock Realty Trust et al
28 Briarcliff Drive Sabrina A Ruggles $540,000 August 16, 2019 Paul E Sullivan Jr, Carolyn E Heath
12 Morse Lane John R Guarino, Karen J Guarino $660,000 August 15, 2019 Margo L Otey Tr et al
66 Old Elm Way Nora Fullington $665,000 August 15, 2019 Deborah A Crater
78 North Mill Street David M Bouffard, Carolina Bouffard $532,000 August 14, 2019 Matthew Kasberg, Loriann Kasberg
10 Walnut Way Unit 75 Amarnath Reddy Thatigutla, et al $857,261 August 14, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England
TIME BEFORE        
10 John Matthew Road Chad M MacPherson, Kistina M MacPherson $1,015,000 August 12, 2019 Larry R Cosmo Tr et al
2 Donna Pass Richard A Jennes $785,000 August 12, 2019 David P Campbell et al
10 Walcott Valley Dr Unit 5 Bldg 1 Xinghui Sun, Huijuan Zhang $255,000 August 12, 2019 Stephanie Hopkins
50 Greenwood Road Justin Terminella, Jessica Terminella $945,000 August 9, 2019 Jian Xu, Ying Gan
12 Walnut Way Unit 74 Susmitha Yadala, Sudharkar Yakkali $758,281 August 9, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England
23 Longwood Drive Christopher J Weiss, Abigail A Betteridge $870,000 August 9, 2019 John W Herlihy Jr, Elizabeth A Herlihy
59 Walcott Valley Drive Robert W Reeder, Myung Reeder $270,000 August 8, 2019 Jonathan A Kenney, Jennifer Ken
12 Kimball Road Bradley D Leyshon, Julie F Leyshon $806,000 August 8, 2019 David Bannon, Joan L Bannon
24 Chamberlain Street Kevin Michael Hart, Jessica Lynn Hart $614,900 August 7, 2019 Patricia A Cerulle, Vincent J Cerulle
15 Walnut Way, Unit 8 Sachin Nadgir, Rashmy Patwari $653515 August 6, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England
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State Public Health Officials Announce Fourth Human Case of EEE in the Commonwealth

BOSTON (August 25, 2019) - The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that laboratory testing has confirmed a case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus infection in a female over the age of 50 who is a resident of southern Bristol County. This is the fourth human case of EEE in Massachusetts this year.

DPH is working with several state agencies including MDAR, local boards of health, local Mosquito Control Projects, and other mosquito control experts on mosquito surveillance and appropriate public health response activities.

All residents throughout the Commonwealth should continue to use mosquito repellent and those in high and critical risk communities should consider staying indoors during the dusk to dawn hours to reduce exposure to mosquitoes.

EEE is a rare but serious and potentially fatal disease that can affect people of all ages. EEE occurs sporadically in Massachusetts with the most recent outbreak years occurring from 2004-2006 and 2010-2012. There were 22 human cases of EEE infection during those two outbreak periods with 14 cases occurring among residents of Bristol and Plymouth Counties.

EEE virus has been found in 333 mosquito samples this year, many of them from species of mosquitoes capable of spreading the virus to people.

People have an important role to play in protecting themselves and their loved ones from illnesses caused by mosquitoes:

Avoid Mosquito Bites

Apply Insect Repellent when Outdoors. Use a repellent with an EPA-registered ingredient (DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide), permethrin, picaridin (KBR 3023), oil of lemon eucalyptus [p-methane 3, 8-diol (PMD)] or IR3535) according to the instructions on the product label. DEET products should not be used on infants under two months of age and should be used in concentrations of 30% or less on older children. Oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under three years of age.

Be Aware of Peak Mosquito Hours. The hours from dusk to dawn are peak biting times for many mosquitoes. Consider rescheduling outdoor activities that occur during evening or early morning in areas of high risk.

Clothing Can Help Reduce Mosquito Bites. Wearing long-sleeves, long pants and socks when outdoors will help keep mosquitoes away from your skin.

Mosquito-Proof Your Home

Drain Standing Water. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by draining or discarding items that hold water. Check rain gutters and drains. Empty unused flowerpots and wading pools and change the water in birdbaths frequently.

Install or Repair Screens. Keep mosquitoes outside by having tightly-fitting screens on all of your windows and doors.

Protect Your Animals

Animal owners should reduce potential mosquito breeding sites on their property by eliminating standing water from containers such as buckets, tires, and wading pools – especially after heavy rains. Water troughs should be flushed out at least once a week during the summer months to reduce mosquitoes near paddock areas. Horse owners should keep horses in indoor stalls at night to reduce their risk of exposure to mosquitoes. Owners should also speak with their veterinarian about mosquito repellents approved for use in animals and vaccinations to prevent WNV and EEE. If an animal is suspected of having WNV or EEE, owners are required to report to DAR, Division of Animal Health by calling 617-626-1795 and to the Department of Public Health (DPH) by calling 617-983-6800.

Information including all West Nile virus and EEE positive results can be found on the Arbovirus Surveillance Information web page or by calling the DPH Epidemiology Program at 617-983-6800.

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Coming Up
The Fay School Farmers Market is open to all and features local produce, prepared food, and handmade goods by local vendors and Fay School faculty and staff. Join us, and bring your neighbors, as we celebrate our local farmers, delicious food, and a sustainable community! 

Fall 2019 Markets

September 21
September 28
October 5
October 12
October 26
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Harlow Circle at Fay School, 23 Middle Road, Southborough, MA
   


August 25, 2019 -- Canada geese at the top of a small hill on The Trails at Legacy Farms, which will be before the Hopkinton Planning Board Monday, August 25, 2019, for a continued Public Hearing to alter their site plan and amend their special permit to conform with recent votes at Town Meeting.
Hopkinton Veterinarian Margo Roman expresses concern about this evening's (8/25/2019) aerial spraying for mosquitos in Hopkinton to combat EEE.
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Welcome Bill's Pizzeria Customers to Bill's Private Parking

  

August 24, 2019 -- The population explosion in Hopkinton since 1992, when the original, previous owners opened Bills, has taken its toll on public parking. The Planning Board notified viewers and attendees of their last meeting that they will be making a trial run of moving their meetings to Hopkinton Public Library to take advantage of their parking, and help relieve the pressure on Bill's. It is not a municipal, public parking lot, the want owners emphasize. It is private.

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Window Tint Violation Leads to Fentanyl Arrest

 

NEW BEDFORD August 24, 2019 -- A traffic stop in New Bedford yesterday led to the arrest of a man for trafficking in fentanyl, among other charges.

At about 5:20 p.m., troopers assigned to the Troop D Community Action Team stopped a 2019 Nissan Altima for suspected illegal window tint. During their contact with the operator, the troopers observed a knife in plain view and subsequently determined that its size was in violation of a city ordinance.

The operator, ALEX BARBOZA, 29, of New Bedford, was placed under arrest for the city ordinance violation. A subsequent inventory of his vehicle prior to towing led to the discovery and seizure of approximately 10 grams of a substance believed to be fentanyl, approximately one pound of a substance believed to be marijuana, 100 cartridges of CBD oil, and two small bottles of a substance believed to be anabolic steroids. Troopers also located and seized more than $26,000.00, which was located in the vehicle and on BARBOZA.

BARBOZA was booked at the State Police Barracks in North Dartmouth on the following charges:

Municipal by-law or ordinance violation (knife)
Trafficking in fentanyl
Possession of a Class A substance with intent to distribute
Possession of a Class C drug
Possession with intent to distribute a Class D drug (2 counts)
BARBOZA was additionally cited for a window tint violation. He was transported to the Ash Street Jail in New Bedford pending his arraignment in New Bedford District Court on Monday.

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 Aerial spraying for mosquitoes is scheduled for all of Hopkinton, and is planned to begin Sunday (8/25) evening.  Ability to spray is weather dependent.
Map outlines entire area to be sprayed
   
 
 

 

 

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