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Early Spring

January 18, 2020 -- Always an Early Spring at Weston Nurseries' Greenhouse, open year-round.
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Regarding Rachel Bergeron...Service it will be this Saturday morning, January 18 at 10:00 a.m., @ Millbury Federated Church located at 20 Main Street, Millbury, MA.



Hopkinton Police Incident Log
January 16, 2020

Existing Arrests

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Half-Moon Rising

January 17, 2020 -- John Sherffius shares a photo he took last night that shows the edge of the light from the sun, the penumbra, and the detail that results.
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High Winds

January 16, 2020 -- A police officer keeps watch after a tip from a passerby alerted the station that a tree had fallen onto wires on East Street. The tree fell across the road and onto the primary wires. The top of the tree was snagged by the crook of the tree across the street, keeping it from falling any further, downing wires and attached telephone poles.


Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
January 15, 2020
One new arrest

Meet the 26.2 Foundation Marathon Team Inspire 2020!
Team Inspire 2020 will be the largest Boston Marathon team, by far, that the 26.2 Foundation has ever fielded – 65 runners from as far afield as Indonesia and Hong Kong. In return for their invitational entry (and their generous fundraising efforts on our behalf), we asked them why they run. This is what they said. Over the next few months we’ll be sharing other team members’ stories, as well.  Below is one runner's story reprinted with permission from 26.2 Foundation's Recent Newsletter. More to come.

"The Fabric of My Life"

Kimberly Chisholm, 45

Development Officer

Worcester, MA

 

Having grown up in Hopkinton, the Marathon has always been special to me and is part of who I am. From walking up to the town common as a kid to watch the start, to running the Athens Marathon as an adult, the Marathon will always be woven into the fabric of my life.


In 2013 [the year of the bombing], I ran Boston and was stopped 24.67 miles into the race. I hadn't felt a strong desire to run again until this year, when the opportunity arose to be a part of Team Inspire. I understand the importance of the 26.2 Foundation and the work they’re doing to build the International Marathon Center (IMC).


What resonates most with me about the IMC is that it will be multifaceted – education, athletics, the museum - and will absolutely have an impact locally and globally. I'm excited to share that impact with donors.


I can't imagine what it's going to feel like to be running down Boylston Street toward the finish line on April 20th, knowing that I'm supporting the Foundation's goals - to honor, celebrate and inspire those who compete in this great sport.

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Amber Alert Activated, Works

UPDATE: Child located, Amber Alert Canceled, Suspect Arrested

A Taste of Cuba


January 15, 2020 -- Award-winning Milford photographer Jim Calarese shares a couple of photos he took on a recent photo excursion to Cuba. Serious collectors may reach him at Tania89@comcast.net

Child found. Suspect in Custody. More Info when State Police release it.

MSP ISSUING AMBER ALERT FOR 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL APPARENTLY ABDUCTED OFF SPRINGFIELD STREET

Massachusetts State Police and Springfield Police are searching for an 11-year-old girl who was reported to have been abducted this afternoon in the area of Princeton and Amherst streets.

 

MSP is issuing an AMBER Alert.

 

Preliminary investigation suggests that CHARLOTTE MOCCIA, 11, of Springfield, was forced into a car at approximately 1:26 p.m. today, not long after she got off her school bus. CHARLOTTE is described as white, approximately 4’2” tall and 60 lbs., with brown eyes and long brown hair. She is believed to have been wearing a white fur-lined jacket, khaki pants, and a dark colored shirt possibly with the logo of the Hampden Charter School. CHARLOTTE may have her school laptop with her.

Preliminary investigation suggests that a white or Hispanic male was walking behind CHARLOTTE and forced her into the back of an older model (believed to be model between 2001-2005), dark blue or black Honda, possibly a Civic, with an unknown plate, distinctive aftermarket rims and a moonroof. Investigation indicates that the car was being operated by a white or light-skinned Hispanic female. (Photos of the actual car are below).

 

Anyone who thinks they see or have seen CHARLOTTE, or this vehicle or the suspects, or anyone who has information about this incident, should call 911 immediately.  

 

 

 

Shades of Brown


January 15, 2020 -- This photo of the dry-laid keystone arch bridge at Aitkens Park over the Sudbury River on the Southborough line shows the starkness of a snowless January; shared by John Sherffius.
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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
January 14, 2020

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Framingham Man Arrested in Connection with Double Homicide in Framingham   

FRAMINGHAM – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Framingham Chief of Police Steven Trask have announced that Aneudy Delgado-Torres, 39, of Framingham has been arrested and charged with two counts of murder, possession of a large capacity magazine, possession of a firearm, and possession of ammunition in connection with the fatal shooting of James “Manny” Wade, 45 and his son James Wade, 24.

On Friday, January 10 at approximately 11:37 p.m., Framingham Police responded to 911 calls of shots fired in the area of Second Street and Beaver Terrace Circle in Framingham. Upon arrival, police located the two victims with multiple gunshot wounds. James “Manny” Wade was transported to MetroWest Medical Center where he subsequently died from his injuries. His son, James Wade, was pronounced dead on scene. During the investigation, police located an apartment where a bullet had travelled through their door into the interior of their house above where a four-year-old child was sleeping. A firearm was located in the area and is part of the ongoing investigation.

Investigators have learned that the parking lot adjacent Beaver Terrace Circle is a known area where drug transactions are conducted. Recently, there has been competition between drug sellers for control of that area. The preliminary investigation suggests that on the day of the murders, the victims allegedly went to the parking lot to meet people known to them. When the victims showed up at the area of 44/46 Second Street, several individuals, including Delgado-Torres, were already in the parking lot. Suddenly and without any conversation between the groups, Delgado-Torres allegedly pulled out a firearm and began shooting. Both victims sustained multiple gunshot wounds. At this time, the relationship between Delgado-Torres and the victims is still under investigation.

Aneudy Delgado-Torres was arrested today at a Marlborough hotel and will be arraigned in Framingham District Court tomorrow.

This case is being investigated by Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Framingham Police and Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. The Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section (VFAS) and Marlborough Police assisted in the apprehension of the Delgado-Torres today.

 

Free Community Supper at St. Paul’s January 29

 

HOPKINTON, MASS. (January 14, 2020) – The January Community Supper at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 61 Wood Street (Rte. 135) will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29. All are welcome to this event, which is being supported by the churches of the Hopkinton Christian Service Connection.

 

The meal is free, although donations will be accepted.

 

The mission of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is to minister unconditionally to all in the name of Christ through shared worship, teaching, healing, and service. St. Paul’s is LGBTQ friendly. For more information call the church office at 508-435-4536 or visit www.stpaulhopkinton.org

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Notice of Public Hearing

As required by Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 111, Section 31, notice is hereby given, that the Hopkinton Board of Health will hold a public hearing on Monday, February 10, 2020 starting at 6:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. at the Hopkinton Senior Center (Main Room)-handicapped accessible, 28 Mayhew Street, Hopkinton, MA , to hear, accept comments and to consider adoption of the Board of Health Tobacco Regulations Section 8 to insert a 2 Tier Fee Structure and Sunsetting Language .


Copies of the regulation(s) is available at the Health Department and on the Town’s Web Page( www.hopkintonma.gov ). Written comments may be mailed prior to the hearing to the Health Department, Town Hall, 18 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Hopkinton, MA 01748. This legal notice is also posted on the Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association (MNPA) website at http://masspublicnotices.org .

Elizabeth (Lisa) Whittemore, Chairman

 

Proposed Tobacco Regulations
Add the following under tobacco permitting ( Section 8.5 ):
As of March 16, 2020 , any permit not renewed either because a retailer no longer sells tobacco products, as defined herein, or because a retailer closes the retail business, shall be returned to the Hopkinton Board of Health and shall be permanently retired by the Board of Health and the total allowable number of Tobacco Product Sales Permits under paragraph (a) shall be reduced by the number of the retired permits.

 

Add under fees ( Section 2.8 ): As of March 16, 2020 , the Department will issue two-separate tobacco licenses. One permit, at $100 per year, may be obtained for the sale of cigarettes, chew, snuff, cigar products and other non-electric products. A second permit, at $100 per year, may be obtained for the sale of all e-cigarette products.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
January 13, 2020

Existing Arrest

                      Victim of Fatal in Salisbury Crash Identified

The victim of the fatal crash on Route 495 Northbound in Salisbury yesterday at 4:45 p.m.. has been identified as Thomas Greene, 20, of Seabrook, NH.

The facts and circumstances around the crash remain under investigation by troopers assigned to State Police-Newbury, Crime Scene Services Section, Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Previous release:

 

State Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Salisbury

January 13, 2020

At approximately 4:45 p.m. today troopers assigned to State Police-Newbury received reports of a motor vehicle crash with injuries on Route 495 Northbound South of Route 95 in Salisbury. Troopers responded to that location along with Salisbury Fire & EMS.

 

Upon their arrival they observed a 2002 Audi A-4 that had struck a 2013 Lexus RX450 in a head-on fashion. The operator of the Audi, a 20-year-old male from Seabrook, N.H., sustained fatal injuries in the crash. A 22-year-old male passenger in the Audi suffered minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital for evaluation. The 38-year-old female operator of the Lexus was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.

 

Preliminary investigation shows the Audi was traveling Route 495 Southbound when, for reasons that remain under investigation, the operator lost control of the vehicle and crossed the center median. The Lexus was traveling Northbound when it was struck by the Audi. The speed of the Audi is believed to have been a factor in the crash.

 

The crash remains under investigation by Troop A of the Massachusetts State Police along with the Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section, and the Office of the Medical Examiner. Troopers were assisted on scene by MassDOT.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detour Tuesday, January 14

Please be advised that the water department will be investigating a potential water leak at the intersection of Wood and West Main Street tomorrow  1/14/2020 starting at 9 AM.  The West Main Street, Westbound lane at the lights will be closed and detoured down Wood Street and up Elm during the work. Detail officers will be in place to facilitate traffic. We ask you to please plan ahead.  Please see the sketch, left.

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Dear Residents,

 

Tomorrow, January 14, 2020, is the last day to register to vote in the Special Town Election on Monday, February 3, 2020.  To ensure those wishing to register can do so, the Town Clerk's Office will be open until 8:00 PM tomorrow night to accept affidavits of voter registration which we will have available in the office at 18 Main Street.  You may also register online at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/.   

 

If you are not sure if you are already registered, please check on the website of the Secretary of the Commonwealth here: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/VoterRegistrationSearch/MyVoterRegStatus.aspx or call us at 508-497-9710.

  

Sincerely,

Connor B. Degan

Town Clerk

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Meet the 26.2 Foundation Marathon Team Inspire 2020!
Team Inspire 2020 will be the largest Boston Marathon team, by far, that the 26.2 Foundation has ever fielded – 65 runners from as far afield as Indonesia and Hong Kong. In return for their invitational entry (and their generous fundraising efforts on our behalf), we asked them why they run. This is what they said. Over the next few months we’ll be sharing other team members’ stories, as well.  Below is one runner's story reprinted with permission from 26.2 Foundation's Recent Newsletter. More to come.
"Run Desi Run"
Prasad Pradala, 48
Psychiatrist and researcher
Little Rock, AR
“I belong to the growing Indian-American population. Although we’re known for producing doctors and engineers, we’re less well known for also producing the highest rates of heart disease and other vascular risk factors such as diabetes. Unfortunately, the Indian-American community has been slow in taking up physical activity, while continuing our age-old, carb-rich diet.

I took running seriously when an otherwise-healthy 43-year-old friend had a massive heart attack. I started a running group called ‘Bhaag Desi Bhaag,’ which translates to ‘Run Desi Run.' ‘Desi’ (‘countrymen’) is a friendly way we refer to one another from the Indian subcontinent.

Marathon running taught me to believe in myself. On December 28th, 2013, I and my running mates were run over by a newspaper van while training for the Little Rock Marathon. I had seven vertebral fractures, elbow and scapula fractures, and scalp injuries.

It took me nearly three years to feel one-hundred percent but, thanks to running, I’m in the best shape of my life. I proved it by improving my marathon time by 35 minutes at Chicago in 2016. I kept at it, and bettered my time by five minutes this past fall at the New York City Marathon.

Nothing gives me more pleasure than inspiring others. The Bhaag Desi Bhaag group is back and training for the Little Rock Half Marathon. All of our teammates achieved their personal record by running their first-ever 10-mile run last weekend. We were interrupted by the accident on an eight-mile run in 2013 and I get emotional thinking of the recent milestone. I like talking about our recovery and inspiring others to never give up on their dreams. Can't believe that I'll be running the Boston Marathon soon and hope that my teammates can do it in the near future.”



Hopkinton Police Logs
January 10, 11, 12, 2020

One New Arrest

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from January 7, 2020  - January 12, 2020
Choose blue links to see town's property cards
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
7 West Elm Street Arben Ziu, Mirjeta Ziu $440,000 January 10, 2020 Teresa Kelley
46 Chestnut Street Christine C Palarca,, Nathan G Lampert $580,000 January 9, 2020 Christopher M Tighe, Linda J Tighe
63 Old Elm Way Gyu-Jin Jung, Melanie E Jung $595,000 January 9, 2020 Brian M Day, Leslie J Day
16 Cross Street Four Guys Realty Corp $270,000 January 9, 2020 US Bank Trust
8 Aspen Way Unit 223 Neeti Wason, Yogesh Bhagat $770,000 January 7, 2020 Pulte Homes of New England
Last Week        
12 Andrea Drive  Anne E Rstau, Christopher B Ristau  $1,075,000  January 3, 2020  Mark M Christopher Tr et al 
2 Rough Rider Road  James D Fullam, Jennifer A Fullam  $640,000  January 2, 2020  Stephen M Walsh, Kelley L Walsh 
60 Main Street  PMC Northeast LLC  $1,765,000  December 31, 2019  Blue Hills Fuels LLC 
14 West Main Street  Bhalchandra Bhat, Shruthi Kini  $220,000  December 31, 2019  Gregory M Moore,  Judith M Moore
25 Stoney Brook Road  Benjamin M Sowerby, Julie L Sowerby  $437,500  December 31, 2019  25 Stoney Brook LLC 
11 Aspen Way Unit 275  Vineeth Nair  $597,890  December 31, 2019  Pulte Homes of New England LLC 
9 Aspen Way Unit 276  Kovida Koneru, Ravi Derangula  $590,895  December 30, 2019  Pulte Homes of New England 
Time Before         
16 McNeil Circle Unit 39 Bldg1316 McNeil Circle Unit 39 Bldg13 Timothy D Gilia, Reagan, Reagan AmeeelsonNelson $375,000 December 27, 0219 Mary Ann Cerqua
7 Aspen Way Unit 277 Sanjay Agrawal,, Manjari Agrawal $580,000 December 24, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
24 Stable Way Jason Duguay, Tiffany, Tiffany, Tiffany Duguay $741,400$741,400 December 23, 2019 Leland Custom Homes, Inc.
7 Falcon Ridge Drive Srevenrnold Connors, Kerri Lynn ConnorsArnold Connors, Kerri Lynn Connors $1,120,000 December 20, 2019 Gregory Nelson Amanda Nelson
11 Stoneyrook RoadBrook Road Pratika Shah, Guiliani Shah $775,000 December 20, 2019 John Vozella, Christine M Vozella
175 Saddle Hill Road John F Joyce III $455,000 December 20, 2019 John J Ford, Julie A Ford
2 Walnut Way Unit 79 Shyam Adiddela, Anusha Katkuri $684,660 December 20, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England Inc
5 Aspen Way unit 278 Vinay Enjamuri, et al $584,735 December 20, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England Inc
138 Old Town Road Geurtan Decamp,van Decamp, JanicnM van DeHM van De Campe $150,000$150,000 December 20, 2019 Romine Deming, Barbara Deming
12 Clubhouse Lane Unit 12 Kenneth P Bourne Elyssa $589,000$589,000 December 19, 2019 Trails LLC
4 Downey Street Daniel Hausermann,, Abbie Hausermann $590,900 December 19, 20194 Karen Renaud
6 Aspen Way Unit 222 Krishnarkumaramamurthy, et alRamamurthy, et al $758,135 December 18, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England
9 Morse Lane Kyle Eric Toto, Courtney Rose Kelley $525,000 December 17, 2019 Cynthia M Capobianc, Joseph R, Joseph R Capobianco
4 Aspen Way Unit 221 Saga J Parikh, FalgunibenatelPatel $661,160 December 17, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
1 Aspen Way Unit 280 Leelakrishna,, Kondaveti
Janakidevi Kondavetti
$641,985$641,985 December 16, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England
41 Greenwood Road GuooLin Chen, Sheng ChenLin Chen, Sheng Chen $940,000 December 16, 2019 LijiannChiangChiang Tr, et al, et al
2 A Street Lauren E Pagani, Ian Edward Haan $440,001 December 16, 2019 Scott Dello-Iacono, Kristina Dello-Iacono
2 Aspen Way Unit 220 Suranjan C Lingutla, Anitha Kingutla $747,171 December 16 Pulte Homes of New England


January 12, 2020 -- Check the immensely talented former Hopkinton resident Dan DeCristofaro of the Blue Light Bandits playing solo at Bill's Pizzeria on Saturday to a standing room only gathering. Then mark your calendar for a great time on Saturday, January 25, 2020 when Dan returns. (And keep your eyes on HopNews for a date at the Hanover Theater in Worcester when Dan and his band will play backup for former bandmate Ricky Duran, who had a great run on The Voice recently.).
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Bullying Allegations Investigated
Some Athletes Removed From Hockey Team, 2019
Police Were Involved
Lawsuit Against Coach Below Letter


Lawsuit Against Hockey Coach


January 12, 2020 -- Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carol Cavanaugh sent out the above press release today, Sunday, in an apparent response to the public release of a lawsuit against Hockey Coach Christopher MacPherson by John Doe, a fifteen year-old former student, and a parent, as well as an accompanying article in a MWDN online publication yesterday. The suit alleges that Mr. MacPherson did not follow school policies and did not take certain actions he could have to stop or prevent the bullying.

 

The lawsuit states in part, "Doe was harassed by teammates  due to his failure to conform to male gender stereotypes and perceived sexual orientation." The suit also alleges that photos and/or videos were taken in the locker room, of Doe on the bus, and of Doe coming out of the shower. It alleges that even after meeting with Doe's father, the bullying continued, and that the coach did not use certain available means to stop it.

 

More detail of more incidents, the entire lawsuit, as well as the formal charges and the types of damages sought, can be read in this copy of the filing.

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Missing Rocket

January 11, 2019 -- My 8 year old son Kurt and I were launching his model rocket off from the fruit street area earlier today when a big gust of wind took the rocket far and away. We ran after it as far as we could and searched high and low. It seems most likely that it ended up around the Huckleberry area. We’re hoping it landed in someone’s back yard and not in a tree as Kurt put a lot of work into it and would like to launch it again. My email is williamtwalls@yahoo.com.
Investigation into Double Fatal Shooting in Framingham Ongoing

FRAMINGHAM – January 11, 2020 -- The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Framingham Police and Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office are actively investigating the fatal shooting that occurred last night shortly after 11:30 p.m. in the area of Second Street and Beaver Street in Framingham.

Last night at approximately 11:37 p.m. Framingham Police responded to 911 calls of shots fired. Upon arrival, police located a father and son who appeared to have sustained gunshot wounds. James “Manny” Wade, 45, of Framingham was transported to MetroWest Medical Center where he subsequently died from his injuries. His son, James Wade, 24, of Framingham, was pronounced dead as the result of apparent gunshot wounds on scene. The two victims were not residents of the apartments located where the shooting occurred.

The preliminary investigation suggests this was an isolated incident. The investigation is open and ongoing and no arrests have been made at this time.

Waiting for the Sun

January 10, 2020 -- At Hopkinton State Park yesterday.
Reduced Yet Again!!
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Marilyn Elizabeth (Perkins) Lewandowski, 82

Blackstone- Marilyn Elizabeth (Perkins) Lewandowski, 82, of Blackstone, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 9, 2020. Born in Wellesley, she was the daughter of the late Anita (Sumner) and Paul Perkins. She was the wife of George Lewandowski of Blackstone, formerly of Hopkinton.


Marilyn had a strong Christian faith who lived her life for Jesus. She was a loving homemaker who took pleasure in bird watching, taking long walks, singing around her home, reading and completing puzzles. She was always moving fast and especially enjoyed time spent with her niece, Lori Lussier and playing games with her grandchildren. Marilyn was involved with Meals on Wheels for many years and assisted the elderly at her local senior center.


Besides her husband, Marilyn is survived by five children, Dana Meade and his wife, Leisa of Douglas, Melissa Wattu and her husband, Keith of Fort Mill, SC, Stephanie Lacker and her husband, Mitch of Dalton, MA, Donald Meade and his wife, Susan of Blackstone, and Andrea Schleyer and her husband, Russell of Millville. She also leaves behind 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, her sister-in-law, Joyce Perkins of Ashland and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her siblings, Paul Perkins and Virginia Calhoun and her husband, Alan.


A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 17th at 11:00 a.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St.  Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville.

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National Geographic GeoBee Hopkinton Middle School Winners

Above, three top winners, from left: Second Place winner, Anay Pachori; First Place, Abhishek Vijay; Third Place. Tareq Haque.
January 10, 2020 -- Upon returning from winter break, all students at HMS took part in the National Geographic GeoBee. The competition is designed to motivate students to learn about the world and how it works. At the school level, each team advanced one finalist to compete against finalists from all other teams. The school final was held today.

After a hard fought final round against Anay Pachori, Abhishek Vijay became the HMS GeoBee Champion for the second consecutive year. Abhishek will now take an online quiz to qualify for the competition at the state level. If successful at the state competition, Abishek will have the opportunity to compete at the national competition in Washington D.C. Please visit www.NatGeoBee.com  for more information on the Bee. Contributed content.

Finalists, from Left: Josh Ekstrom, Tory Ahlstrom-Hall, Shephen Leighton, Anay Pachori, Abhishek Vijay, Tareq Haque, Arjun Tenneti, Dylan Molfetas

Compassionate Companions Needed

MILFORD – Milford Regional Medical Center is looking for volunteers to serve as “Compassionate Companions” to ensure that patients at the end of life are not alone.
Based on the “No One Dies Alone” program, Compassionate Companion volunteers provide a comforting, compassionate presence for patients at the end of life who would otherwise be alone.
For more information about Compassionate Companions or to volunteer for this important program, contact Elaine Willey, director of Volunteer Services, at ewilley@milreg.org . Volunteers will be interviewed, screened and trained. The deadline to apply is Jan. 30 in order to be included in this year’s training.

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"On behalf of the Entire Milford Community"
Following is a letter of thanks from the Milford Chief of Police to Hopkinton Chief of Police
that Chief Lee read to the Hopkinton Select Board on Tuesday evening.


Below, from facebook, HPD Photo of Officer Sanchioni and Titan
Census Printing Snafu

Dear Residents:

It appears that the census that went out may have printed without residents under the age of 17.  These individuals have likely not been removed from our internal system.  However, if you notice that your minors are not listed, please add them in and send the census out as usual.  If you forget to add them in and they are already in our system then they will not be removed.

 

We are working to identify the cause of the issue, but again this will not have an effect on the resident status of minors in the household.  Again, please add all minors to your census to ensure that they are listed accurately.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 508-497-9710 or email us at townclerk@hopkintonma.gov.

 

Sincerely,

Connor B. Degan, Town Clerk

Select Board Chair Cites Recent Death of Friend, Town Employee
Select Board Chair Brendan Tedstone used the public session of the Select Board meeting Tuesday evening to note the passing of long time 33-year Town of Hopkinton employee, and friend, Michael Fredette.

Mr. Tedstone spoke highly of Michael and his family, being sure to note that the wake is on Sunday, January 12, 2020, 1:00 - 4:00 pm.

There will be a celebration of his life, a get together of family and friends, on Friday, January 24, 2020, 4-8:00 pm at the Woodville Rod and Gun Club.

Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
January 8, 2019

No arrests this week
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Don’t Miss the Boat – Five Things to Know about Private School Admission Deadlines

Did you know that January is the most important month in the private school admission calendar? Though September feels far away, now’s the time to think about what school will be the best fit for your child, whether your child is starting school for the first time in kindergarten or considering a change of schools for the next grade. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

January 15 is the deadline.

At most private schools, the deadline for admission applications and applications for financial aid is on or around January 15, so January is a key time to visit schools and complete applications. If you’re just beginning to consider a private school option, don’t panic—it’s not too late! Contact the school’s admission office as soon as possible, and they will help you get the ball rolling. “We’re always happy to help families get up to speed,“ says Beth Whitney, Fay’s Director of Admission, “We know how to streamline the process so that it doesn’t feel overwhelming.”

Don’t let cost be a dealbreaker. See More

Classroom Visit Day Begins at 10:00 am today, January 9, 2020

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Daybreak

January 8, 2020 -- Thanks to frequent photographic contributor Nicole Fornal for sharing this beautiful photo taken at Douglas State Forest this morning on her way to work at Russell Cellular, a Verizon dealer in Uxbridge, where she sells phones that, in the right hands, take beautiful photos. This was taken in HDR.
State public health officials confirm fourth death from a vaping-associated lung injury


BOSTON (January 8, 2020) - A fourth person has died of a vaping-associated lung injury, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced today. The patient, a man in his 70s from Middlesex County, reported vaping tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), an ingredient found in marijuana. The case is among the 36 confirmed cases of e-cigarette or vaping-associated lung injury (EVALI) that DPH has reported to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since September 11, 2019, when the state began requiring clinicians to report any unexplained lung injury in a patient to the department.

Since the state began mandating the report, DPH has received 341 reports from clinicians of suspected vaping-associated lung injuries. Of those, 109 cases of EVALI have been identified, with 36 confirmed cases and 73 probable cases reported to the CDC.

“Today’s news is a tragic reminder that we must remain vigilant about the dangers of vaping,” said Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH. “There are resources available to help people quit and we encourage anyone to use these resources.”

In November, DPH reported the death of a man in his 50s from Worcester County who reported vaping both nicotine and THC. In October, the state reported the vaping-associated lung injury deaths of a woman in her 40s from Middlesex County and a woman in her 60s from Hampshire County, both of whom vaped nicotine.

In December, the state’s Public Health Council approved new regulations that restrict the sale of nicotine vaping and flavored vaping and tobacco products. This action followed the Legislature’s passing and Governor Charlie Baker’s signing into law an Act Modernizing Tobacco Control, which provided DPH with additional authority to regulate access to tobacco and electronic nicotine delivery systems, including vapes.

The state’s Cannabis Control Commission has also taken steps to strengthen its regulation of marijuana vaping products. As part of an ongoing investigation to determine whether Massachusetts licensees may be connected to lung injury cases, the Commission has entered into a data-sharing agreement with DPH and continues to test samples of quarantined vaping products. So far Independent Testing Labs have not found detectable levels of vitamin E acetate in products manufactured by licensed Marijuana Establishments or Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers. The US Centers for Disease Control has identified vitamin E acetate as a chemical of concern among people with e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury.

The Commission maintains a quarantine order on all marijuana vaporizer products, except for devices used exclusively to vape flower that were manufactured by licensees prior to December 12, 2019. Newly manufactured vaping products are authorized to be sold only after they have passed tests for the presence of impermissible levels of toxicants or contaminants, including vitamin E acetate and heavy metals.

Of the 109 Massachusetts confirmed or probable cases that have been reported to the CDC, 55 are male and 54 are female. Fifty-two percent are under the age of 30. Thirty-five percent vaped only nicotine, 40 percent vaped only THC, and 27 percent reported vaping nicotine and THC. DPH’s online dashboard posted weekly provides detailed information on vaping cases that the Department has reported to the CDC.

DPH offers resources to help people quit through the Massachusetts Smoker’s Helpline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or by visiting makesmokinghistory.org or Mass.gov/QuitVaping to connect to treatment. The Helpline has doubled the availability of free over-the-counter nicotine replacement products from 4 weeks to 8 weeks, once a person receives counseling by phone.

As of January 1, 2020, Massachusetts commercial health insurance plans, plus the Group Insurance Commission and MassHealth, must cover smoking cessation counseling and FDA-approved products such as gum, lozenges, or patches without cost-sharing.

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January 8, 2020 -- Teresa Boyce, yes, that Teresa Boyce, shares this remarkable photo taken on Route 9 in Framingham of a sky with what she believes is a cloud formation.
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"It's his nose that works, not mine."

January 8, 2019 -- Officer Brian Sanchioni, with Hopkinton Chief of Police Edward Lee, appeared before the Select Board last night to receive recognition for K-9 team Officer Sanchioni and K-9 Titan responding to a call from Milford Police and finding a missing person who had wandered away from a home in Milford. Milford Chief of Police, Michael Pighetti, sent a letter of commendation to Chief Lee, and asked that it be added to Officer Sanchioni's file.
    After hearing congratulations from the board, Officer Sanchioni deflected praise sent his way and said, "It's his nose that works, not mine. I just hold the leash."
   "The mark of a good leader is one who takes the blame and diverts the credit, " said Select Board Chair Brendan Tedstone. "The fact that in 2 or 3 minutes in talking to us, you point it all to the dog. It's not all the dog, it's you as well."

New Police Officer Appointed

  

January 8, 2020 -- Hopkinton Chief of Police Edward Lee introduces new hire Jessica Ferreira to the Select Board last night as family and fellow officers look on in the background. The Selectmen approved her appointment. Chief Lee explained that she received her Bachelor's degree from Fitchburg State last September and is currently working on her Master's degree.

       Officer Ferreira said that she knew since she was 10 years-old that she wanted "to be a cop." 

       Chief Lee said she was approved for hiring at her home town of Attleboro, but she picked Hopkinton nevertheless.

       "I haven't heard a negative thing yet [about Hopkinton]," she said.

       Select Board member Mary Jo LaFreniere noted her gender saying, "Glad you're with us. Nice to have another woman on a board or department in this town." 

        Board Chair Brendan Tedstone said, "You hit the lottery on this one.

       "Hopkinton is the safest town/city in the country," he said.

       Officer Ferreira was appointed unanimously by the three board members present.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
January 7, 2019

No arrests this week
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Please be sure to mark your calendar for Dan this Saturday. Dan just returned from Texas after visiting his former bandmate, Ricky Duran, who just got back from a great run on The Voice. Check out some of Dan's premier gig at Bill's here. And see the new makeup of the Blue Light Bandits here.

Sheriff warns of Social Security scam

SS Numbers cannot be canceled

 

 BILLERICA, Mass. – January 7, 2020 -- The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to be alert for a recently reported government imposter scam.

 

On Monday, the MSO received a call from an area resident alleging he had been contacted by a man purporting to be with the IRS.  The perpetrator told the resident his Social Security number (SSN) had been canceled because it had been compromised and used in Texas by criminals.   The perpetrator further told the resident his bank accounts had also been frozen as a result and that a member of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office would be following up with additional details.

 

A short time later, the resident said he received a call from an individual posing as a member of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office and was told that two deputies would collect his old Social Security card and issue him a new card and number.  In an effort to further convince the resident the call was legitimate, the perpetrator used spoofing technology to make it appear as though the call was coming from a legitimate sheriff’s office telephone number.

 

“It’s critically important for residents to be aware that their Social Security numbers cannot be canceled or suspended,” said Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian.   “Fortunately, in this case, the resident felt something was amiss and followed up with our office to confirm this was a scam.”

 

Anyone who believes they have been the victim of this, or any, imposter scam is encouraged to contact their local police department.  Individuals may also report the matter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/Information#crnt&panel1-1.

 

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from December 30, 2019  - January 7, 2020
Choose blue links to see town's property cards
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
12 Andrea Drive  Anne E Rstau, Christopher B Ristau  $1,075,000  January 3, 2020  Mark M Christopher Tr et al 
2 Rough Rider Road  James D Fullam, Jennifer A Fullam  $640,000  January 2, 2020  Stephen M Walsh, Kelley L Walsh 
60 Main Street  PMC Northeast LLC  $1,765,000  December 31, 2019  Blue Hills Fuels LLC 
14 West Main Street  Bhalchandra Bhat, Shruthi Kini  $220,000  December 31, 2019  Gregory M Moore,  Judith M Moore
25 Stoney Brook Road  Benjamin M Sowerby, Julie L Sowerby  $437,500  December 31, 2019  25 Stoney Brook LLC 
11 Aspen Way Unit 275  Vineeth Nair  $597,890  December 31, 2019  Pulte Homes of New England LLC 
9 Aspen Way Unit 276  Kovida Koneru, Ravi Derangula  $590,895  December 30, 2019  Pulte Homes of New England 
Last Time         
16 McNeil Circle Unit 39 Bldg1316 McNeil Circle Unit 39 Bldg13 Timothy D Gilia, Reagan, Reagan AmeeelsonNelson $375,000 December 27, 0219 Mary Ann Cerqua
7 Aspen Way Unit 277 Sanjay Agrawal,, Manjari Agrawal $580,000 December 24, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
24 Stable Way Jason Duguay, Tiffany, Tiffany, Tiffany Duguay $741,400$741,400 December 23, 2019 Leland Custom Homes, Inc.
7 Falcon Ridge Drive Srevenrnold Connors, Kerri Lynn ConnorsArnold Connors, Kerri Lynn Connors $1,120,000 December 20, 2019 Gregory Nelson Amanda Nelson
11 Stoneyrook RoadBrook Road Pratika Shah, Guiliani Shah $775,000 December 20, 2019 John Vozella, Christine M Vozella
175 Saddle Hill Road John F Joyce III $455,000 December 20, 2019 John J Ford, Julie A Ford
2 Walnut Way Unit 79 Shyam Adiddela, Anusha Katkuri $684,660 December 20, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England Inc
5 Aspen Way unit 278 Vinay Enjamuri, et al $584,735 December 20, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England Inc
138 Old Town Road Geurtan Decamp,van Decamp, JanicnM van DeHM van De Campe $150,000$150,000 December 20, 2019 Romine Deming, Barbara Deming
12 Clubhouse Lane Unit 12 Kenneth P Bourne Elyssa $589,000$589,000 December 19, 2019 Trails LLC
4 Downey Street Daniel Hausermann,, Abbie Hausermann $590,900 December 19, 20194 Karen Renaud
6 Aspen Way Unit 222 Krishnarkumaramamurthy, et alRamamurthy, et al $758,135 December 18, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England
9 Morse Lane Kyle Eric Toto, Courtney Rose Kelley $525,000 December 17, 2019 Cynthia M Capobianc, Joseph R, Joseph R Capobianco
4 Aspen Way Unit 221 Saga J Parikh, FalgunibenatelPatel $661,160 December 17, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
1 Aspen Way Unit 280 Leelakrishna,, Kondaveti
Janakidevi Kondavetti
$641,985$641,985 December 16, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England
41 Greenwood Road GuooLin Chen, Sheng ChenLin Chen, Sheng Chen $940,000 December 16, 2019 LijiannChiangChiang Tr, et al, et al
2 A Street Lauren E Pagani, Ian Edward Haan $440,001 December 16, 2019 Scott Dello-Iacono, Kristina Dello-Iacono
2 Aspen Way Unit 220 Suranjan C Lingutla, Anitha Kingutla $747,171 December 16 Pulte Homes of New England
Time Before        
12 Carriage Hill Road Ronald Dempsey, Abigail Ericson $840,000 December 13, 2019 Xiao Feng, Jie Zhang
90 Frankland Road Avelino J carolino $390,000 December 13, 2019 Robert J Gill, et al
16 Yale Road Stenio Dutra, Sanja Dutra $280,000 December 13, 2019 Bimala T Lima, Florencio D Lima
271 Pond Street Madeline Surgenor $659,900 December 12, 2019 Arlene L Casassa
36 Falcon Ridge Drive Jeffrey Bryce Griffin, Susan W Griffin $841,599 December 9, 2019 Richard J Litchfiield, Pamela H Litchfield
17 Curtis Road Andrea Wilk, Gerald McNerny $350,000 December 4, 2019 Scott J Mickle
8 Donna Pass Krisanne M Connell, Alan J Connell $600,000 December 3, 2019 Homer BC Reed Jr Tr, et al
18 Locust Lane Unit 42 Sandeep Kandekar, Rajani R Pandilwar $609,290 December 2, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England
310 Wood Street Timothy J Nordahl, Catherine Rousseau $388,000 December 2, 2019 Michael W Casey Tr, et al
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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Screaming in the woods, odor of gas, lost dog...
January 6, 2020

No Arrests this reporting period

From HPD Facebook


Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
January 3, 4, 5, 2020

No Current Arrests
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Hello All,

 

I hope that everyone enjoyed their holiday season!  

 

I want to remind you that it is that time of year again, dog licenses are available for the 2020 calendar year. All dogs over 6 months of age are due to be licensed for January 1st, 20120 (all 2019 licenses expire on December 31st). Licensing must be done on or before April 1st, 2020 to avoid paying a $25 late fee. You may license your dog online (https://www.hopkintonma.gov/departments/town_clerk/certificates_licenses_fees.php), by mail (using the stub at the bottom of the annual census), or in person right here at the Town Clerk's Office. The fee is $15 per unaltered dog and $10 for all spayed/neutered dogs. Please remember to show proof of rabies vaccination and certificate verifying if your dog is spayed or neutered if we do not already have the current information from last year. Please call us at 508-497-9710 or email us at townclerk@hopkintonma.gov  so that we can answer any questions you may have about licensing your dog. 


Warm wishes to you all for the New Year!

Sincerely,

Connor B. Degan

Town Clerk,

Justice of the Peace, Notary Public,

Hopkinton Housing Authority,

Registrar of Voters, Records Access Officer

Town Clerk's Office

Town of Hopkinton

18 Main Street 

Hopkinton, MA 01748

Phone: 508-497-9710

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM; Tuesday 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Friday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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Join us on January 9 for our Classroom Visit Day to learn more about Fay for the 20-21 school year. Visit https://www.fayschool.org/classroom-visit-days  for more information and to RSVP.

Schedule

10:00-10:30 Welcome Reception with the Head of School

10:30-11:20 Classroom Visits

11:20-12:00 Q+A with Fay's Primary, Lower and Upper School Division Heads
12:00-12:50 Lunch in our Dining Room (Lunch is optional, but if you would like to join us, please email srevell@fayschool.org).

Classroom Visit Days begins at Fay's Admission Office. Please use our Main Entrance, located at 54 Main Street in Southborough, MA for parking. Once you enter the driveway, turn left into the parking area. The parking area is directly behind the Admission Office and visitor parking spots are available. Event signs and our admission staff will help direct you to the event.
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Win $50 for Knowing This Location
Tom Griffin was the early bird this morning. He wins the $50 for correctly identifying the location of the photo below as the fountain at the base of the Wachusett Reservoir Dam in Clinton. HopNews did a day-trip to Mt. Wachusett 10 years ago with cub reporter Austin Falcione, which features a brief zoom of the fountain during the trip to the mountain.

January 6, 2020 -- The First person to correctly identify the location of this fountain in an email to Editor@HopNews.com wins $50. Please include full name, street number and street name, Town, State and Zip. And for confirmation purposes, a cell phone. The other photo challenges are suspended for the moment.

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INAUGURAL INAUGURATION !!

   by Dave McGillivray
I have been fortunate enough to speak to almost every type of group you can imagine from kindergartens to middle schools, high schools, colleges, business groups, in maximum security prisons, at Gillette Stadium and at Fenway Park and even to the Junior Catholic Daughters of America Association!   I’ve also given numerous commencement speeches and the list goes on and on...but never have I ever had the honor of speaking at someone’s inauguration!!Until now. 

This morning I was asked to be the keynote speaker at the inauguration of the City of Medford’s 32nd Mayor, Breanna Lungo-Koehn.   It was so much fun to return to my hometown of Medford and have this honor.  Radio personality Hank Morse was the m/c and present were U.S. Senator Ed Markey, U.S. Congresswoman Katherine Clark, members of the Medford City Council and School Committee, former Mayor’s of Medford as well as about 800 folks in the audience including my sister Denise Potts and Medford friend John Mancuso.   Congratulations to Breanna!  She will be a great Mayor. 

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George A. Crisci, 75

  

   George Arthur Crisci, 75 of Hopkinton passed away Wednesday January 1st after a period of declining health.

 

George was the son of late Victor E. and Agnes (Frole) Crisci. He was born in the Bronx, NY, raised in Leominster MA and as a young adult returned to the Bronx where he launched his career in the garment industry that led him to travels around the world including several years in Durbin, South Africa before creating his home on Lake Maspenock in Hopkinton MA with his soulmate Julie.

 

George was the ultimate host, loved his family and friends deeply and was generous to all he met in his path. He truly lived every moment to the fullest enjoying legendary pirate themed parties, decorating his boat for the 4th of July parade (which he won twice!) and he was an award winning meatball maker. He especially loved hosting his family and the extensive community of friends who became like family at his lake home where a generation of children knew him as Uncle George with fresh popcorn, hotdogs, fishing on his docks and being entertained to music by the Rat Pack from his vintage juke box and his legendary story telling.

 

George was very active in the community with memberships in the Montgomery Masonic Lodge, Allepo Shrine, Woodville Rod & Gun Club and the Lake Maspenock Preservation Association.

 

George is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years Julie (Grebowicz) who he shared an amazing life full of adventure and merriment.

 

He was pre-deceased by a son Steven M. Crisci and his brother Victor E. Crisci Jr.

 

In addition he is survived by his step mother Maddalena Crisci of, Fl, his son John A. Crisci of Ft. Lauderdale FL his daughter Arlene Bovee of Buford GA, his four brothers Danny & David Crisci both from Leominster MA, Wayne & William Aho both from Fitchburg MA, his 5 sisters Susan Doirion and Sharon Aho both from Fitchburg MA, Nancy Samrow of Metairie LA, Virginia Elliot who resides in Germany and Melanie Patterson of Fitzwilliam NH. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren Kyle, Kurtis & Katelynn Crisci and Danielle & Laura Bovee, many nieces, nephews, his sister in law Kristine Grebowicz and community of friends who will all miss George dearly

 

In lieu of traditional services raise your glass (preferably a good Chianti) to George, appreciate the moments with those you love, and in late Spring there will be a Celebration of Life party -- and if you know George he loved a good party.

Evelyn R. (Welch) Gialombardi, 99

Evelyn R. (Welch) Gialombardi, 99, of Ashland passed away January 2nd. She was the wife of the late Frank Gialombardi who passed away October 5, 1996. Born in Ashland, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Evelyn (Bessey) Welch and raised by her grandparents, Patrick and Mary Welch of Ashland.

Mrs. Gialombardi attended Ashland schools, graduating from Ashland High, Class of 1938. She then studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. For 40 years she worked at Telechron- General Electric in Ashland in the finishing department, retiring in 1979. She was a member of the General Electric Quarter Century Club.

Active in the community, she was a member of St. Cecilia’s Church, the St. Cecilia’s Guild and the “quilters group” of Ashland, and a 25 year member of the Bay State African Violet Society. Accomplished in needlework, she was also an avid gardener and a huge Red Sox fan with season tickets for 10 years. She enjoyed traveling with her husband to the many provinces of Canada. She was also a colorist for Peter Cacciola Photographer in Framingham.

Mrs. Gialombardi is survived by her nephew George Welch and his wife Gail of Hopkinton, niece Irene Colonna and her husband Ken of Framingham, and a grand-nephew, George “Butch” Welch also of Hopkinton; many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, cousins and many dear friends. She was predeceased by her brother, Alfred Welch of Hopkinton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tue. Jan 7th at 9:00am in St. Cecilia’s Church, 54 Esty St. Ashland, MA with burial to follow in Wildwood Cemetery in Ashland. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Evelyn’s name to St. Jude’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Upside Down

January 4, 2020 -- The drops of water hanging from these links from a chain securing the emergency exit of the New England Laborers' Training Center invert the light passing through them the same way a camera lens inverts light onto the film or chip in a camera. The photographer sees the image as normal, because the viewfinder of every SLR camera has a prism/mirror system that corrects the image. Above, the drops show the sky on the other side of them on the bottom of the drop, and the grove of trees on the top of the drop. In addition, the camera shutter speed was 1/160th of a second, which explains why the falling raindrops look like lines. It would likely take a 1/400th of a second or more to freeze the action.
Trees for Goats

January 4, 2020 -- The goats at The Butcher on Ash are awaiting your tree. Joanne Arena says to drive past the front door and drop it outside the gate.
Photo by Teresa Boyce.

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This Sign is Just Upside-down

January 4, 2020 -- At Legacy Farms South today.
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Showing Off


January 4, 2020 -- This male Muscovy duck was drinking water from a swale on the side of Ash Street when it saw the photographer stop and back up for a better shot. The duck came out of the swale and gave the photographer this wondrous sight. Ordinarily, an under-exposed photo taken through the windshield in the rain doesn't get front page, but how could we not share this?

Michael A. Fredette, 54

 

DOUGLAS - Michael A. Fredette, 54, died unexpectedly December 30, 2019 at his home. He was the husband of Angela (Breau) Fredette, to whom he was married for 15 years. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Henry and Eileen (McDonough) Fredette.

He was a 1983 Hopkinton High School graduate and was employed by the Hopkinton Water Department for 33 years. Mike was a big guy with a large heart who brought smiles to everyone's face when he walked in a room. He would drop whatever he was doing to help someone in need. He loved his family and was just an all-around great guy.

In addition to his wife, Michael is survived by his son Shane Fredette of New York, his sisters Donna Killam and husband John of Brookfield and Michelle (Fredette) Stevens and husband Joel of Hopkinton, and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial calling hours will be held Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church St., Hopkinton. A celebration of Mike's life will be held Friday, January 24, 2020 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Woodville Rod and Gun Club, 252 Wood St., Woodville.

Donations may be sent to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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Join us on January 9 for our Classroom Visit Day to learn more about Fay for the 20-21 school year. Visit https://www.fayschool.org/classroom-visit-days  for more information and to RSVP.
Schedule
10:00-10:30 Welcome Reception with the Head of School
10:30-11:20 Classroom Visits
11:20-12:00 Q+A with Fay's Primary, Lower and Upper School Division Heads
12:00-12:50 Lunch in our Dining Room (Lunch is optional, but if you would like to join us, please email srevell@fayschool.org).

Classroom Visit Days begins at Fay's Admission Office. Please use our Main Entrance, located at 54 Main Street in Southborough, MA for parking. Once you enter the driveway, turn left into the parking area. The parking area is directly behind the Admission Office and visitor parking spots are available. Event signs and our admission staff will help direct you to the event.
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MetroWest Student Film Festival Open for Submissions

 

Just a reminder, we are quickly coming up on our final submission deadline for the second annual MetroWest Student Film Festival.

All films should be submitted by February 2, 2020 via FilmFreeway

The film festival will take place on April 5, 2020 in our state-of-the-art Cinema Room. Selected young filmmakers from across the Metrowest region will receive the opportunity to tell their stories on the big screen and compete for recognition and prizes in several categories.

Last year, we received over 40 submissions from 14 different towns in MA with overall winners from Maynard (Best Animated), Millis (Best Documentary), Needham (Best Live Action), and Newton (Student Choice Award). Each winning team received a $500 gift card to B&H Camera and Photo, all finalists were awarded certificates, and their films were shared with over 200 people that attended the festival and panel discussion from industry professionals.

Tell us your story and submit today!

All festival information and submission guidelines can be found our website at www.natickarts.org/mwsff  with last year’s winning submissions and finalists here: www.natickarts.org/2019-festival

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Extended Family

January 3, 2020 -- On Ash Street.
 

Doris S. Cyr, 94


Doris S. Cyr, 94, of Hopkinton, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Bethany HealthCare in Framingham. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Maude (Jennison) and James Stewart. She was the wife of the late Howard Cyr who passed in 1984.

Doris was raised by her mother’s brother and his wife, Everett and Louise Jennison after her mother passed away when she was two years old. Doris enjoyed traveling and was an animal lover, especially of dogs. She volunteered her time at Baypath Humane Society in Hopkinton and for over 14 years, she walked dogs there 5 days per week. She rode her bike all over Hopkinton and took pleasure in taking pictures of nature along her travels.

Doris leaves behind many cousins who all remember her as a person who lived life with enthusiasm.

Funeral services will be held privately with family and are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton,  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Baypath Humane Society, 500 Legacy Farms North, Hopkinton, MA 01748 or Bethany Healthcare, 97 Bethany Rd. Framingham, MA 01702

Massachusetts State Police Statement: Current Homeland Security Operations

The Massachusetts State Police continue to receive and assess intelligence from our federal partners regarding potential threats to homeland security as a result of heightened tension between the United States and Iran. To date, we are aware of no specific or credible threats to the Commonwealth.

 

The Department’s Fusion Center will continue to coordinate with federal law enforcement partners to monitor incoming intelligence and will share any relevant information with public safety agencies throughout the state.

 

MSP patrols maintain their standard stance of high alert and heightened situational awareness at airports, seaports, and critical infrastructure throughout the state. We are prepared to adjust deployment of assets as needed as warranted by incoming intelligence. 

 

As always, any member of the public who sees anyone or anything suspicious or seemingly out of place should call 911 immediately. 

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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
January 2, 2019

Arrests (3)

January 2, 2020 -- This airplane reveals its purpose for all to see today as it patrols the gas pipeline, passing over the Hopkinton LNG facility and flying across Hopkinton Reservoir to another location. It is apparently a fixed wing single engine, single prop airplane, but much more information is available by inputting its N number, 771EC into the FAA N-Number lookup.

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Remove Snow and Ice, or...

The pickup occupied by the victims in this incident is a 2019 Dodge 1500. The driver, a 40-year-old Newton man, was transported by ambulance to MGH with potentially serious injuries. The front seat passenger, a 38-year-old Newton woman, was also transported to MGH with minor injuries. The two juveniles in the pickup were a 3-year-old boy and a 1 ½-year-old girl. The boy was transported to MGH with minor injuries. The female toddler was not injured but was also transported for precautionary reasons.

 

According to a preliminary investigation by Trooper John Ciszek, the pickup was traveling northbound on Route 3 in Burlington when a large piece or pieces of ice flew off the roof of a box truck that was traveling ahead of the pickup. The ice smashed through the windshield on the driver’s side, causing the injuries. The pickup came to a stop; the box truck continued to travel north on Route 3. The pickup was towed by Winn Street Services of Burlington.

 

With assistance from a witness who followed the box truck, Trooper Ciszek located and stopped the box truck in  Chelmsford. The truck is owned by a moving company, Diggins & Rose Moving Systems of Hudson, N.H., an agent of United Van Lines. The operator of the moving truck was 55-year-old man from Litchfield, N.H. The operator was cooperative and stated that he was unaware of the presence ice on the roof of the truck. The operated was issued warnings for having an unsecured load and impeded operation. Content by Mass State Police

Bottle and Can Drive

On the first Saturday of the month from 10AM to 2PM St John’s High School Youth Group has a bottle and can drive to help fund their annual mission trip. It takes place at Ice House Pond on West Main Street.
The scheduled dates are:
Jan 4
Feb 1
March 7
April 4
May 2
June 6 

Kerwin Frank Stingley, 77

Kerwin Frank Stingley, 77, of Hopkinton, MA died December 27, 2019 after a brief period of declining health. Born in Watertown, MA, he was the son of the late Harry and Gladys (Boehne) Stingley.

 

He is survived by his beloved wife Judi and his five children; Tracey Stingley and her husband Ronald Nathan of Florida, Melissa O'Rourke and her husband Dan of North Carolina, Todd Stingley and his wife Michelle of North Carolina, Keith Wetzel and his wife Michelle of Auburn, MA, and Keryn Franks and her husband Steve of Hopkinton, MA. He is also survived by his six beloved grandsons, Drew and Lee O'Rourke, Jace and Zack Wetzel, and Jarod and Remy Franks. He is also survived by his sister Anne Wynne-Wilson and was predeceased by his brother Harry Bud Stingley.

 

Raised in Medway, MA, Kerwin worked for many years at Draper Corp. in Hopedale and Dennison Mfg. Co. in Framingham. He then worked at his own business in sales for 30 years until he retired. He and Judi spent their retirement traveling around this country and the UK, visiting over 25 states and England, Scotland and Ireland. He loved taking long road trips and exploring new places. At home he took up bicycling after retirement and sometimes rode 50 miles on a trip. He was the ultimate "handyman" and loved working around the house. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and close friends.

 

A funeral service was held Monday Dec. 30, at 12:30 PM in the Chapel of the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main St. Ashland, MA with burial following in Evergreen Cemetery in Hopkinton. Calling hours were held Monday from 10:30-12:30 prior to the service. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to either the Hopkinton Music Association, PO Box 242, Hopkinton, MA 01748 or the Auburn Rockets Booster Club, 99 Auburn St. Auburn, MA 01501.

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First Sunset of 2020

January 2, 2020 -- Thanks to John Sherffius for sharing his perspective of last night's first sunset of the year.
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Rudy is Missing
Rudy has been found!

He escaped from 10 South Mill Street yesterday, 1/1/20 while visiting Hopkinton.  If you see him, please call or text Mary Lou Haroian at 774 278-0348.  Please do NOT try to approach him.  He’s a former rescue cat and is terrified of everyone but his current owner. 



Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
December 31, 2019
January 1, 2020

One New Arrest

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January 1, 2020 -- Be the first person to email to Editor@HopNews.com the street number, street name and town where each of these properties is located and receive a check for $50.00 from HopNews.com .The photo on the left was taken around 1990 and the one on the right was photographed today from about a mile away from the camera as the crow files, and further zoomed with digital photo imaging..

Willie J. Smith, 78

Willie J. Smith, 78, of Milford and formerly of Bedford, MA, passed away Monday, December 30, 2019 at Genesis Milford Center. Born in Mobile, Alabama, he was the son of the late Delma (Butler) and Booker Smith. He was the husband of the late Claudia (Emerson) Smith who passed away July 2003.

 
An Army Veteran, Willie was a graduate of Tuskeegee University with a degree in electrical engineering and held an MBA from Suffolk University. Willie moved from St. Louis to Bedford, Massachusetts with wife Claudia, where he worked at Raytheon Corporation in Bedford to help develop missile guidance systems. He worked briefly at the MIT Research Corporation in Burlington, Massachusetts before taking on a position at Analytical Systems Engineering Corporation (ASEC) in Burlington. At ASEC, he rose from engineering project manager, working on such projects as missile defense systems for the Government of Saudi Arabia, and was eventually chosen as Vice President of the company.


He was a member of the Frank W. Thompson AFAM Masonic Lodge in Bedford. He was on the Board of Trustees at Middlesex Community College in Bedford. He taught curriculum at Middlesex Community College, Northeastern University, and Suffolk University. He was also the Director of Administration in the Essex Correctional Facility in Middleton, Massachusetts.


Willie is survived by his two sons, Christopher Edward Smith and his wife, Stephanie of Rancho Palos Verdes, California, and Brian Emerson Smith and his wife, Heather of Hopkinton. He also leaves behind 6 grandchildren, Ashley Denisse Magana, Marissa Ann Smith, Christopher David Smith, Olivia Marie Smith, Kimberly Guapalupe Smith and Kylie MacKenzie Smith; his half-brother, Charles J. Smith and his wife, Eunice of Jackson, MI and his sister-in-law, Nettie Smith of Macon, GA; his brother and sister-in-law Andre and Marie Mitchom of Centreville, Illinois and nieces, Rene Butler and Monique Nichols. He is predeceased by two brothers, Booker Smith Jr. and Alphonse Smith.


Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 4th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A Masonic Service will follow at 5:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dementia Society of America, https://www.dementiasociety.org/

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First Friday Open Mic at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts
98 Hayden Rowe Street
Hosted by singer-songwriter Jack Byrne. 

Join us for our First Friday Open Mic at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. Singers, players, songwriters, poets, and storytellers are invited to perform. Bring your friends for a fun and relaxed evening of music. All ages welcome. Online sign-ups available.
January 3:
Feature: Dav Blues

Dav Blues is a soulful folk singer/songwriter residing in Brockton, Ma but based out of Boston. He blends a unique voice with refreshingly introspective lyrics that pull from all facets of his life. His debut DIY album ‘Rescue Dog’ is available now on all major streaming services.
Click here to sign up to perform.
All are welcome to come and enjoy the music.
$5 at the door. Free to HCA members.
Sign-ups 7:00pm, Music 7:30pm

Tickets: $5 General Admissions, $0 for members

First Friday Open Mic is Sponsored by


(Image from facebook)

NYE Party at the HCA
98 Hayden Rowe Street
Hopkinton, MA
Tuesday, December 31
9pm to 1am

Ring in the New Year at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts! This annual event will have guests dancing to the music of SIGNS OF LIFE as they enjoy small bites and a champagne toast at midnight. Cash bar featuring a great selection of beer, wine, and a special signature cocktail created just for the event. The party will start at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31 and end at 1 a.m. the next day.

Signs of Life cover a huge swath of your favorite music from Sly And The Family Stone to U2, Led Zeppelin to Bonnie Raitt, STP to Fleedwood Mac, Steely Dan to The Pretenders and so much more. Come celebrate New Year's Eve with a band that loves entertaining as much as they love the music they perform.

An all-star cast: Barbara Kessler, Tim Day, Mario Perrett, Mark (Shecky) Yurkovic, Chris Leadbetter, Jeff St. Pierre and Phill Antoniades.

These guys have worked with or shared the stage with so many amazing artists including: Van Halen, The Spin Doctors, The Dave Mathews Band, Violent Femmes, Hootie & The Blowfish, The Indigo Girls , Jimmy Buffett, BB King, Buddy Guy, Rusted Root, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Monkees, oh yeah there's more... Blood Sweat & Tears, Livingston Taylor, Luther Guitar Johnson, Blues Traveler, Sean Colvin, NRBQ, Tom Petty, Dr. John, Rick Danko, Mighty Sam McLean, Quite Riot, Eddie Money, John Anderson, The Guess Who, Rustic Overtones (and that’s who we could remember!)

$40 Adult tickets, $36 HCA Members

All proceeds benefit the HCA.

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VHB, the engineering firm working with the town on the design of the Downtown Corridor Project has placed some large foam-core illustrations in the lobby of Town Hall with Old/New comparisons, making the changes easier to understand.
For a larger photo, please choose this link.


Hopkinton Police Incident Log
December 30, 2019

No New Arrests
Michael A. Fredette, 54, died December 30, 2019.  Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, are incomplete at this time.
Peaceful, Easy Feelin'


December 31, 2019 -- This immigrant family in silhouette is enjoying Hopkinton State Park, as so many have, here, and at other outdoor recreation facilities for generations. They are from Israel, which is a  more difficult place to live, they said.
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Pamela A. Peters, 68

 

Pamela A. Peters, 68, of Hopkinton, passed away Monday, December 30, 2019. Born in Amesbury, she was the daughter of the late Irene (Gray) and William Lucier. She was the wife of George G. Peters of Hopkinton. 

Pamela grew up in Amesbury and enjoyed time spent playing tennis with her husband and son. 

Besides her husband, she is survived by her son, Gregory Scott Peters of Auburndale and her granddaughter Madlyn Smith. 

Funeral services will be held privately with family and are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
December 29, 2019

No new Arrests

Doris M. Benoit

York, Maine and formerly Hopkinton, MA- Doris M. Benoit passed away on December 28, 2019. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late Sigmond and Minnie (Plasse) Kaliszewski. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 40 years, Raymond Benoit.
 
Doris is survived by her loving daughter, Michelle and her husband, Brian LaFlamme. She is known as “Dee Dee” to her five grandchildren and their spouses, Christopher, Matthew and his wife, Kathy, Michael and his wife, Nicole, Joseph and his wife, Shawna and Emily and her husband, Chris. She also leaves behind 12 great- grandchildren. She is predeceased by her sisters, Gladys Henry and her husband, Russell, Pauline Rana and Mildred and her husband, Maurice Brown.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 4th from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A funeral mass will follow visitation at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church of Hopkinton. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent De Pau
l, 18 Canton St, Stoughton, MA 02072 or https://www.svdpboston.com/

2020 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING NOTICE
The 2020 Annual Town Meeting will commence on Monday, May 4, 2020. Please be advised
that articles may be submitted to the Select Board/Town Manager’s office beginning on January
2, 2020. Per the Town Charter, the warrant will close on February 3, 2020 . Article language
should be submitted to the Select Board/Town Manager’s office on paper or via email in
Microsoft Word format to Elaine Lazarus at elainel@hopkintomma/gov. Petition papers may be
obtained and submitted at the Town Clerk’s office during normal business hours.
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from December 14, 2019  - December 29, 2019
Choose blue links to see town's property cards
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
16 McNeil Circle Unit 39 Bldg13 Timothy D Giliam, Reagan Amee Nelson $375,000 December 27, 0219 Mary Ann Cerqua
7 Aspen Way Unit 277 Sanjay Agrawal, Manjari Agrawal $580,000 December 24, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
24 Stable Way Jason Duguay, Tiffany Duguay $741,400 December 23, 2019 Leland Custom Homes, Inc.
7 Falcon Ridge Drive Sreven Arnold Connors, Kerri Lynn Connors $1,120,000 December 20, 2019 Gregory Nelson Amanda Nelson
11 Stoney Brook Road Pratika Shah, Guiliani Shah $775,000 December 20, 2019 John Vozella, Christine M Vozella
175 Saddle Hill Road John F Joyce III $455,000 December 20, 2019 John J Ford, Julie A Ford
2 Walnut Way Unit 79 Shyam Adiddela, Anusha Katkuri $684,660 December 20, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England Inc
5 Aspen Way unit 278 Vinay Enjamuri, et al $584,735 December 20, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England Inc
138 Old Town Road Geurt van Decamp, Janicn HM van De Campe $150,000 December 20, 2019 Romine Deming, Barbara Deming
12 Clubhouse Lane Unit 12 Kenneth P Bourne Elyssa $589,000 December 19, 2019 Trails LLC
4 Downey Street Daniel Hausermann, Abbie Hausermann $590,900 December 19, 20194 Karen Renaud
6 Aspen Way Unit 222 Krishnarkumar Ramamurthy, et al $758,135 December 18, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England
9 Morse Lane Kyle Eric Toto, Courtney Rose Kelley $525,000 December 17, 2019 Cynthia M Capobianco, Joseph R Capobianco
4 Aspen Way Unit 221 Saga J Parikh, Falguniben Patel $661,160 December 17, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
1 Aspen Way Unit 280 Leelakrishna, Kondaveti
Janakidevi Kondavetti
$641,985 December 16, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England
41 Greenwood Road Guo Lin Chen, Sheng Chen $940,000 December 16, 2019 Lijian Chiang Tr, et al
2 A Street Lauren E Pagani, Ian Edward Haan $440,001 December 16, 2019 Scott Dello-Iacono, Kristina Dello-Iacono
2 Aspen Way Unit 220 Suranjan C Lingutla, Anitha Kingutla $747,171 December 16 Pulte Homes of New England
Last Time        
12 Carriage Hill Road Ronald Dempsey, Abigail Ericson $840,000 December 13, 2019 Xiao Feng, Jie Zhang
90 Frankland Road Avelino J carolino $390,000 December 13, 2019 Robert J Gill, et al
16 Yale Road Stenio Dutra, Sanja Dutra $280,000 December 13, 2019 Bimala T Lima, Florencio D Lima
271 Pond Street Madeline Surgenor $659,900 December 12, 2019 Arlene L Casassa
36 Falcon Ridge Drive Jeffrey Bryce Griffin, Susan W Griffin $841,599 December 9, 2019 Richard J Litchfiield, Pamela H Litchfield
17 Curtis Road Andrea Wilk, Gerald McNerny $350,000 December 4, 2019 Scott J Mickle
8 Donna Pass Krisanne M Connell, Alan J Connell $600,000 December 3, 2019 Homer BC Reed Jr Tr, et al
18 Locust Lane Unit 42 Sandeep Kandekar, Rajani R Pandilwar $609,290 December 2, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England
310 Wood Street Timothy J Nordahl, Catherine Rousseau $388,000 December 2, 2019 Michael W Casey Tr, et al

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 Kevin R. Comeau, 55

MARLBOROUGH -- Kevin R. Comeau, 55, died Saturday December 21, 2019 at The Reservoir Center for Health & Rehabilitation after a long illness.  He was the husband of Catherine (Slater) Comeau, to whom he was married for 31 years.  Born in Framingham, he was the son of Roy Comeau of Hopkinton and the late Joan (Dumas) Comeau. 

 

Kevin grew up in Hopkinton and graduated from Keefe Regional Technical School in 1983.  He was employed by Brigham-Gill Automotive for many years. 


In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Christopher and fiance Chelsea Allinson of Marlborough.  He also leaves his siblings Gary and wife Kate of Ashland, Wayne and wife Melissa of Hopkinton, Dale and wife Marcia of Framingham, and Theresa Roy and husband Donald of Uxbridge.   In addition, he leaves his brothers-in-law James Slater and wife Angie of Texas and Robert Slater and wife Patricia of Ashland as well as many nieces and nephews.

 

A graveside service will be held Friday, January 3, 2020 in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Hopkinton.   Family and friends are welcome to gather prior to the service at 10:00 a.m. at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church St., Hopkinton for procession to the cemetery.  Calling hours at the funeral home are Thursday, January 2, 2020 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

 

Donations may be made to American Cancer Society 3 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701.




Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
December 26, 2019

Existing Arrest
Has Anyone Seen the Beaver?

December 27, 2019 -- The headline is a pun on the popular television series Leave It to Beaver, which hit the black and white television sets in 1957. More than once, mom, June Cleaver, repeated those words during a show while searching for her youngest. However, the real life beaver which built this dam forming the pond at North Mill Street is seldom seen, and has been elusive from our camera. In fact, it is so rare, HopNews is willing to pay $25 for a quality photo of it. Send to Editor@HopNews.com and we will send a check for the best one. Please include address, as well as phone number for verification.

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From HPD K-9 facebook

Tracking machine! Today we were called to assist the day shift locate a domestic assault suspect that had fled from his residence and into the woods. Titan was deployed to track and located the suspect approximately 1/2 mile into the woods. The suspect was hiding out of sight in a rock cave structure and announced he was giving up as soon as he heard Titan and was then taken into custody. #goodboy

Left, K-9 Officer Brian Sanchioni and K-9 Titan.
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NYE Party at the HCA
98 Hayden Rowe Street
Hopkinton, MA
Tuesday, December 31
9pm to 1am

Ring in the New Year at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts! This annual event will have guests dancing to the music of SIGNS OF LIFE as they enjoy small bites and a champagne toast at midnight. Cash bar featuring a great selection of beer, wine, and a special signature cocktail created just for the event. The party will start at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31 and end at 1 a.m. the next day.

Signs of Life cover a huge swath of your favorite music from Sly And The Family Stone to U2, Led Zeppelin to Bonnie Raitt, STP to Fleedwood Mac, Steely Dan to The Pretenders and so much more. Come celebrate New Year's Eve with a band that loves entertaining as much as they love the music they perform.

An all-star cast: Barbara Kessler, Tim Day, Mario Perrett, Mark (Shecky) Yurkovic, Chris Leadbetter, Jeff St. Pierre and Phill Antoniades.

These guys have worked with or shared the stage with so many amazing artists including: Van Halen, The Spin Doctors, The Dave Mathews Band, Violent Femmes, Hootie & The Blowfish, The Indigo Girls , Jimmy Buffett, BB King, Buddy Guy, Rusted Root, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Monkees, oh yeah there's more... Blood Sweat & Tears, Livingston Taylor, Luther Guitar Johnson, Blues Traveler, Sean Colvin, NRBQ, Tom Petty, Dr. John, Rick Danko, Mighty Sam McLean, Quite Riot, Eddie Money, John Anderson, The Guess Who, Rustic Overtones (and that’s who we could remember!)

$40 Adult tickets, $36 HCA Members

All proceeds benefit the HCA.

BUY TICKETS



Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
December 24, 25, 2019

Existing Arrest

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Kids PJ Yoga Party

Every other Friday:

December 27th | January 10th & 24th

77 West Main Street

6:30-7:30pm with Shannen Roy

Suitable for ages 3 - 9

Click here to sign up

Not Reindeer

December 25, 2019 -- These deer in Upton have a favorite place to be photographed, usually at dusk, as above on Christmas night.
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Sunset on Main

December 25, 2019 -- West Main Street looking west, today, and moments before, below, at the top of Main Street across from number 85.
The Leaning Poles of Cedar Street

December 25, 2019 -- The x axis (horizontal black line) and the y axis (vertical black line) intersect to form 4 perfect 90° angles. They were formed with graphical computer tools made for that purpose. The white line that (approximately) bisects the left angle at origin is about 45°. If the pole that meets the graph at the origin was originally installed at 90° to the ground as it should have been, as is the y axis, then where is it now? 70°? What could the limit be?
Crèche on the Common

December 25, 2019 -- The representative of the scene of a manger in Bethlehem where Christians believe Jesus Christ was born includes His parents, three wise men, and angel and some animals.
Merry Christmas

December 25, 2019 -- Hopkinton artist Ashley Jackson put together this image of Rudolph pulling Santa across the Start line
of the Boston Marathon for HopNews in 2004, an image we present every Christmas.

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NORAD LIVE Santa Tracker was LIVE here during his trip, as it has been every year.
Even though it isn't snowing, tonight, Christmas Eve, please enjoy the reprise of a performance from
Hopkinton's own Clayton Willoughby on a day when it was snowing, nearly a decade ago:

 

 Rita E. Davis, 95

HOPKINTON - Rita E. Davis, 95, died peacefully December 21, 2019. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Annie M. (McNeil) Leonard and was a graduate of Watertown High School.

Rita moved to Hopkinton in 1965 where she loved the beautiful views from her house on the lake and summers at her cottage on the Cape. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Hopkinton, where she enjoyed many years singing in the choir. She was deeply devoted to her family and the Catholic church. One of her many highlights was a trip to Ireland and the opportunity to kiss the Blarney Stone. She was the last of the Kruger Road “old-timers”.

She is survived by her children Judith Vohden and husband Allen of West Simsbury, CT, Kenneth Bates of Framingham, John Davis and Joseph Davis of Hopkinton and Sara Deeb and husband Carl of Fort Washington, MD. She also leaves 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by William J. Bates and Stanley J. Davis and also her son William J. Bates.

The family extends its appreciation to Jason and the Reflections staff at The Residence at Valley Farm, Ashland for the wonderful care she received in her final years.

A funeral service will be held Friday, December 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery, Hopkinton. Visitation will take place prior to the funeral service from 9:00 to 10:45 a.m. in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pine Street Inn, 444 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA 02118.



Hopkinton Police Incident Reports
December 23, 2019

Existing Arrest
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Tipping Point?

December 24, 2019 -- No trick photography or digital imaging here, as evidenced by all of the straight vertical lines referenced on the buildings in the background. Yes, wood can bend, but only so far. Where is the tipping point, which will cause this wooden, top-heavy pole to snap?

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Pea Soup


December 24, 2019 -- Familiar to most travelers and known to the locals as Pout Rock, in this photo taken from the West Main Street causeway looking south, the line of rocks on the surface, hundreds of feet in the distance is barely discernable due to the low visibility on this foggy pond ten days ago.



Hopkinton Police Incident Report
December 20 - 22, 2019


One New Arrest
Menorah Delivery Vehicle?

December 23, 2019 -- A group of men disembarked from what could be called a menorah delivery vehicle, and danced in a circle on the Hopkinton Common singing "Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel" early yesterday evening at the beginning of Hanukkah, after most of the Hopkinton celebrants had left.
Although the video was lost, the audio of the singing is here.
Happy Hanukkah

December 22, 2019 -- Some members of Hopkinton's Jewish community came out to the common planning to sing, join in prayer and to light the Menorah,  the first of eight (electric) candles on the first day of Hanukkah today at 5:00 pm. Each night, another will be lit until all eight are brightened.

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State Police Chase and Capture Suspect with Air Wing Assist This Morning
 
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Skaters Waltz?

December 22, 2019 -- These mute swans get some runway room, as they prepare to lift off on Whitins Pond in Whitinsville this afternoon.

Troopers Arrest Wanted Man with Firearm

WOBURN -- At approximately 3:30 p.m. yesterday Trooper Nicholas Favaloro, assigned to State Police Danvers, was dispatched to a Be On the Lookout (BOLO) request for a white Honda Accord. The vehicle was being operated by ALI MCMILLAN, 30, of Lynn, who had 3 active warrants for his arrest and is known to illegally possess firearms.

 

Trooper Favaloro positioned his cruiser on Route 95 southbound at Exit 35 in Woburn and approximately 15 minutes later the white Honda passed his location. Trooper Favaloro followed the vehicle and awaited additional cruisers to respond to his location prior to attempting to initiate a motor vehicle stop. While following the vehicle Trooper Favaloro observed the operator making strange movements. The vehicle eventually parked in an apartment complex forcing Trooper Favaloro to initiate the stop prior to backup arriving.

 

Once Trooper Favaloro’s lights were activated he confirmed the operator was indeed MCMILLAN and gave a series of orders to him, eventually placing him under arrest without incident. MCMILLAN was seated in the rear of a cruiser as additional troopers arrived to assist.

 

A search of the vehicle was conducted and troopers discovered a loaded 9mm Ruger pistol with a defaced serial number. MCMILLAN does not possess a license to carry firearms. He was transported to the Danvers barracks where he was booked. A bail commissioner ordered MCMILLAN to be held without bail. He is expected to be arraigned at Woburn District Court Monday on the following charges:

 

  1. Possession of a Firearm without FID Card;

  2. Possession of a Firearm with a Defaced Serial Number;

  3. Possession of a Firearm after 3 Violent Crime Convictions;

  4. Possession of Ammunition without FID Card;

  5. Carrying a Loaded Firearm;

  6. Operating a Motor Vehicle with Revoked License as Habitual Traffic Offender;

  7. Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Revoked License, Subsequent Offense;

  8. Failure to Stop; and

  9. Failure to Signal.

Sage Advice from a Facebook Post in the photo below.
In addition to no parking in the striped handicapped areas:
» Heed the one-way signs everywhere.
» Don't park in the striped area by crosswalks, driveways or streets.
» Don't park inside the restricted zone at intersections.
» STOP (don't just slow down) for people in crosswalks.
» 5' from my rear bumper is ok if parked, not at 45 mph.
Be Grown Up!
    From the Calendar for Today, 12/22/19

 12:30pm "The Nutcracker" at Ashland High School, 65 E. Union St. Ashland, MA. Presented by Hopkinton Center for the Arts. A wonderful Holiday tradition! This is a full scale ballet production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker about a girl who befriends a nutcracker that comes to life on Christmas Eve and wages a battle against the evil Mouse King. Come and join Clara on this magical journey! TICKETED EVENT. 2 show times TODAY ONLY. Click here


4:30pm
 
"The Nutcracker" at Ashland High School, 65 E. Union St. Ashland, MA. Presented by Hopkinton Center for the Arts. A wonderful Holiday tradition! This is a full scale ballet production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker about a girl who befriends a nutcracker that comes to life on Christmas Eve and wages a battle against the evil Mouse King. Come and join Clara on this magical journey! TICKETED EVENT. 2 show times: 12:30pm & 4:30pm TODAY ONLY.
 Click here


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