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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Fire in woods (was gas plant burn off),
tree down (x6),Unemployment fraud (x7),
car into tree - one injury, MVA with injury,
wants info for no trespass order,
911 caller: People waving flags at passing vehicles.
much more...


October 30, 2020 - November 1, 2020

No Arrests


HopNews file photo: Flag at Cookie's Corner and Doughboy monument.
with Cookie's daughter speaking at dedication of that space.
A bronze plaque behind the Doughboy signifies the corner.
Democrats on the  Corner

November 1, 2020 — Above from the facebook of the Hopkinton Democrats of their Saturday standout.

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Half-Staff

November 1, 2020 — The gauntlet of Trump supporters by the Hopkinton Common extended from Hayden Rowe Street to Cookie's Corner at Ash Street, where the Doughboy Monument sits on a triangle of grass; the triangle noted by former Selectman Claire Wright as the "Tip of the Spear," of the soldier marching forward and is part of the monument. Cookie's Corner is so named for Richard "Cookie" Kumlin, who was a WWII Battle of the Bulge U.S. Army veteran and retiree from the Hopkinton Highway Department. The name of his father, a World War I veteran, is on the brass plaque on the Doughboy stand.

      The United States Flag went to Half-staff yesterday in honor of U.S. Army Specialist Fallon M. Boyle of Lowell, Massachusetts.

Below, a view from the other side, looking forward from the Doughboy.

Thank you to Julie Ford for covering this  event. She said 100 people were counted.

 
Joseph John Kenney, 67
Joseph John Kenney, 67, of Hopkinton, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2020. Born in Buffalo, New York, he was the son of Grace (Sarcino) Kenney of Northborough, and the late John Kenney. He was the husband of 39 years to Linda E. (Whapham) Kenney of Hopkinton. Joseph's arrangements and obituary are pending at this time and are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com
 
Trump Rally

November 1, 2020 — Thanks to Jorge Corcuera for sharing this photo of today's Trump rally at Hopkinton Common as he arrived this morning.

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Today, 11/1/2020 at 11 AM EST – 4 PM EST
Weston Nurseries Garden Center
Hosted by Weston Nurseries Garden Center, Tandoor & Curry on Wheels and Weston Nurseries Garden Center (Hopkinton, MA)

Join us at Weston Nurseries Garden Center for an Indian food extravaganza with Tandoor and Curry on Wheels! They'll have a great menu full of delicious, delicious Indian food specialties. YUM!! Come on by from 11am to 4pm and get your party on!! See you there!

PRE-ORDERS accepted but not required: Go to www.tandoorandcurryonwheels.com  (between the hours of 8am to noon on 11/1 for pickup between 1pm and 4pm) to place your order. OR, you can come and order in person for take-out between 11am and 4pm! Sorry, no phone pre-orders will be accepted.
They're coming back all fall (dates to be announced) for those of you who cant come by for this visit!
Happy Samhain

October 31, 2020 — Thanks to another friend for giving us a photo we enjoy displaying each year on this holiday.

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Juxtaposition

October 31, 2020 — Morrie Gasser, President of Hopkinton Area Land Trust, shares his view of the conflating of two seasons, one colorful, and one brown, on Braim Farm Trail today.
 
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Mark and the Meatball at MAZI tonight, 6:30 pm, Oct 31, 2020
Saturday October 31st 8:00p.m.-10:00p.m. Come in your costume dine in with us and enter into our raffle to win $100 Mazi gift certificate!
First Snow
 
Little Pond

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Let It Snow

It's been 10 years of dusting off this chestnut at the first snow of each season.
Thank you to our friend, Clayton Willoughby, for making this a part of the tradition at HopNews.com. 
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Molting

October 30, 2020 — Thanks to Julie Ford for sharing her detailed photo of a molting goldfinch.

Hopkinton Polce Incident Logs
Coyote sighting, bus stop complaint, ID theft,
company blowing leaves into street, Ashland
caller asking for help but away from phone,
stolen property, fraud, cell phone stolen,
vandalism by youth, unemployment fraud (x4),
needs help with facebook hack,

October 28, 2020
October 29, 2020
No arrests
 
 
Last Day for Early in-person Voting - Friday, October 30, 2020 until 2:00 pm
at Hopkinton Senior Center
 
Trooper Arrests Man with Firearm

October 29, 2020 - At approximately 3 a.m. today Trooper Edmond Gendreau, assigned to State Police-Milton, was on patrol traveling on Blue Hill Avenue in Boston. As he was approaching the intersection of Morton Street he observed a grey Toyota Corolla, without headlights or taillights active, fail to stop for a red traffic signal. He caught up to the vehicle and activated his emergency lights to initiate a traffic stop.

After Trooper Gendreau signaled the vehicle to pull over it continued on for an unusually long distance at a slow speed. As the vehicle finally stopped, Trooper Thomas Shruhan arrived to assist. Both Troopers then approached the vehicle and spoke with the operator and passenger, identified as JORDAN COLLINS, 22, of Cambridge.


After a thorough investigation on scene the Troopers built probable cause to search the vehicle and located an illegally possessed Taurus .380, loaded with a round in the chamber ready to fire. The firearm was in the immediate area of COLLINS, who does not possess a license to carry firearms.

COLLINS was placed under arrest and transported the Milton Barracks. The operator of the vehicle was issued a citation and permitted to leave the scene. A bail commissioner was contacted and set bail at $10,000 on COLLINS. He is expected to be arraigned at Dorchester District Court on the following charges:

Possession of Firearm without FID Card;
Possession of Ammunition without FID Card;
Carrying a Loaded Firearm; and
Improper Storage of a Firearm.

MSP press release

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No Drought Here

October 29, 2020 — Thanks to Dorothy Ferriter-Wallace for this photo of the dam on the Mumford River seen here from Route 16 in Uxbridge, part of the Blackstone Heritage Park.
Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay

October 29, 2020 — Again, thanks to Dorothy Ferriter-Wallace for sharing their leaf-peeping trip. Above is taken from the  socially distanced Chart Room in Cataumet.
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2021 Boston Marathon Will Not Take Place in April
B.A.A. to Seek Rescheduled Date in Fall 2021

 

BOSTON—The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has announced that the 125th Boston Marathon, traditionally held on the third Monday in April—Patriots’ Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts—will be postponed until at least the fall of 2021. The B.A.A., which has been meeting regularly with its COVID-19 Medical & Event Operations Advisory Group to determine when and how the Boston Marathon can be held again, will begin working with local, city, and state officials, sponsors, organizing committee members, and other stakeholders to determine if a fall 2021 date is feasible.

 

With fewer than six months until Patriots’ Day and with road races prohibited until Phase 4 of the Massachusetts reopening plan, we are unable to host the Boston Marathon this coming April,” said Tom Grilk, C.E.O. of the B.A.A. “By shifting our focus to a fall date, we can continue to work with stakeholders to adjust the in-person experience for runners and supporters alike. Prioritizing the safety of participants, volunteers, spectators, and community members, we continue to assess all elements of the race including a potential reduced field size or weekend date.”

 

No 2021 date has been selected, however, the B.A.A. will work with local, city, and state officials and members of its COVID-19 Medical & Event Operations Advisory Group to establish under what conditions the next live, in-person Boston Marathon can occur. Before the end of the year, the B.A.A. seeks to announce a new date. Other details such as when registration may open and the field size, pending local regulations and the event plan, will also be forthcoming. Information regarding other 2021 B.A.A. events, including the B.A.A. 5K, B.A.A. 10K, and B.A.A. Half Marathon, will be announced at a later date.

 

We are optimistic that the Boston Marathon will continue its tradition of celebrating the spirit of community and athletic excellence next fall. We know there will be many questions and we will look to address them in the coming months ahead,” Grilk said.


The 2020 Boston Marathon, originally scheduled for April 20, was held as a ten-day Virtual Experience after being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contributed content -HopNewsFile photo.

 

Woman Struck by Vehicle, Driver Arrested, in Domestic Incident on Route 95 Canton

October 28, 2020 — At approximately 10:25 PM Tuesday, Troopers from the State Police-Foxboro Barracks responded to a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle on Route 95 northbound, prior to the Route 93 exit, in Canton. Troopers arriving on scene found a female victim with serious injuries. 

 

Investigation indicates that the incident was a domestic assault that involved a man and the female victim standing outside their Ford Focus in the breakdown lane. At one point in the incident the male re-entered the vehicle and began to drive. As he did so he struck the female. 

 

The victim, a 35-year-old New Hampshire woman, was transported by Canton EMS to Boston Medical Center. Her injuries are not believed to be life threatening at this time. 

 

The operator, who remained on scene, was arrested by Troopers and transported to State Police-Foxboro, where he was booked on the following charges:

 

  1. Assault and battery on a family or household member;

  2. Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon;

  3. Violation of abuse prevention order;Intimidation of a witness;

  4. OUI-Liquor 2nd offense;

  5. Negligent operation of a motor vehicle;

  6. Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

He is expected to be arraigned today in Stoughton District Court. 

 

His name is not being released in adherence to a state law that prohibits police from identifying defendants in domestic arrests in order to protect the privacy of their victims. He is identified here only as a 28-year-old New Hampshire man.  Contributed content.

 



Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Unemployment fraud (x4), signs stolen on School Street
someone tampered with garage door opener,
sign stolen on A Street,
sign stolen on C Stret - incident on video, more...
October 27, 2020
No Arrests
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UNIBANK Selected by Carroll Charitable Foundation

WHITINSVILLE, MA (October 28, 2020) – UniBank, Central Massachusetts’ premier community bank, announced today that they have been selected as the financial partner of the Carroll Charitable Foundation of Worcester.

Long time Worcester resident, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Frank Carroll, said, “When deciding on a financial institution to manage our Charitable Foundation finances, we decisively went with UniBank and (CEO) Michael Welch.” Mr. Carroll continued, “It’s the relationship we have with Michael and his team, the trust, their can-do mission, their local presence, and our aligned vision of Community First.”

Michael Welch, CEO of UniBank, stated, “We are honored to be the caretakers of the Carroll Charitable Foundation finances. Frank, Brian, and Lisa Carroll have been tremendous supporters of the Worcester Community for decades and with their continued philanthropic vision, we’re delighted to align our strengths to benefit our vibrant and growing community.” Contributed content.

Voice of Democracy
Students and Teachers invited to join competitions promoting patriotism

Upton, MA – The deadline is rapidly approaching for students and teachers to participate in Voice of Democracy, Patriot’s Pen and Smart/Maher Teacher Award competitions. The three competitions all aim to create a better understanding of America’s history and patriotism.

“These programs are special as they promote history and patriotism,” said Shawn Craig, Post Commander, “but they also encourage a better understanding of democratic values and an examination of our own experiences in American society, as well as help stimulate thoughtful discourse about our country.”

Open to eligible sixth through eighth grade students, more than 165,000 students compete in the Patriot’s Pen essay competition each year to win their share of more than $1.4 million in state and national awards. The top individual VFW Department (state) winners are vying for the first-place prize of $5,000. The student must write a 300-400-word essay on this year’s theme which asks “What is Patriotism to Me?”

Open to eligible high school students, the Voice of Democracy program is one of the top patriotic audio essay competitions in the nation, with more than $2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives up for grabs. The national first place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000.


Nearly 65,000 students participate in the Voice of Democracy competition each year. Students must write and record a three-to-five-minute essay on the selected theme using an audio CD or flash drive and present their recording, typed essay and completed entry to their local VFW Post. This year’s theme challenges students to answer the question, “Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?”

Each year, the VFW also recognizes exceptional teachers who instill a sense of national pride in students by teaching citizenship education topics regularly and promoting America’s history and traditions effectively. The three winning teachers from each (state) Department receive a national citation for themselves, and one for their school.

Current certified/licensed teachers of grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12 can be nominated by fellow teachers, students, family members, other interested individuals or nominate themselves. Teachers who promote civic responsibility, flag etiquette and patriotism, and strive to help students develop a better understanding of democratic values and beliefs are prime candidates for the award.

The deadline for all essays and teacher nominations is October 31st. For more information about the contests or to participate, contact us at post5594@vfwma.org  or visit our website at www.uptonvfw.org  for the entry forms.

 
Yummy!


October 27, 2020 — Thanks to Julie Ford for shooting this male cardinal at lunchtime showing off his catch of a hornet. Plenty of protein there. Julie says it is a young cardinal that was born this past Spring.

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October 27, 2020 — The most explicit/implicit vote against someone, ever! *
*The "for" candidate's name has been blurred. This satire is presented because of its cleverness.
No HopNews position should be assumed because of it.
 
Goat on a Rock

October 27, 2020 — Standing sentinel over its domain.
 
Center for Disease Control [CDC] Guidelines for Thanksgiving

Please check out these useful tips on staying safe
and alive this Thanksgiving.
Senate President Karen Spilka nominates Lykan Bioscience for Manufacturer of the Year
5th Annual Manufacturing Excellence Award recognizes work of Hopkinton company

BOSTON October 27, 2020 — On October 14, 2020, Massachusetts State Senate President Karen E. Spilka nominated Hopkinton-based Lykan Bioscience for a ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ award, part of a series of awards given by the state legislature’s Manufacturing Caucus to companies across the state to promote “Made in Massachusetts.” These awards recognize companies across the Commonwealth which support outstanding innovation in the field of manufacturing.

This year, the caucus is acknowledging the many manufacturers who have demonstrated an unprecedented response to the needs of Massachusetts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lykan Bioscience was selected from among many outstanding manufacturing firms located in the Second Middlesex and Norfolk district, which Senate President Spilka represents in the State House.

The company offers manufacturing services for autologous and allogeneic cell-based therapies for individuals with serious health conditions, such as cancer. During the pandemic, the company built a 64,000 sq. ft. purpose-built manufacturing facility in Hopkinton, which will create more than 150 new jobs by 2022. The company is now online and is equipped to manufacture advanced therapy medicines for thousands of patients with unmet needs.

“Biotech is an exciting field and one of our strengths in Massachusetts–particularly in the MetroWest area. As the Chair of the Biotech Legislative Caucus, I sought to bring the industry to the center of our conversations on Massachusetts’ economy, environment and health.” stated Senate President Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland). “I applaud Lykan Bioscience’s work, and I am grateful to Senator Eric Lesser and Representative Jeff Roy, Joint-Chairs of the Manufacturing Caucus, for extending this opportunity to me to recognize one of our rising stars.”

“We are honored to have been nominated for this award and thrilled to have our brand-new facility available to meet clients’ demand,” said Lykan Bioscience CEO Anthony Rotunno. “Being based in MA allows us to be able to efficiently and cost-effectively supply treatments to so many patients, starting in the Northeast region. As a company, offering treatments to as many patients and saving as many lives as possible, is our passion.”

A ceremony to confer this and other manufacturing awards took place on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 11:00 AM, in a virtual forum. Contributed content.  Photo: State Senate President Karen Spilka and Lykan CEO Anthony Rotunno.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Unemployment fraud (x6), Deceased bobcat,
employment gift card scam,
suspicious vehicles at Middle School
more...

October 26, 2020

No Arrests
 
UniBank Appoints Chief Financial Officer

WHITINSVILLE, MA (October 27, 2020) – UniBank, Central Massachusetts’ premier community bank, today announced that Nobo Sircar has joined UniBank as its new Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Sircar comes to UniBank with significant financial executive experience in the banking industry. He recently served as EVP and CFO of Bank of New Hampshire and had extensive experience as EVP and CFO at South Shore Bank. Mr. Sircar currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Bankers Association. Past positions held include Chairman (ABA RNAC Board of Directors) for the American Bankers Association, Board of Directors for the South Shore Habitat for Humanity and Board of Trustees at Bridgewater State College Foundation.

Michael Welch, CEO of UniBank, said, “Nobo brings deep financial industry experience with a proven track record to UniBank. He also possesses the community bank mindset necessary to assist our team to drive our ‘Community First’ mission and we welcome him to UniBank. His financial acumen coupled with his commitment to serving the community made him the ideal candidate.”

Chris Foley, President of UniBank, stated, “We are thrilled to welcome Nobo and eager to benefit from his expertise and insight he has acquired throughout his distinguished career.”

Justine DeNorscia, Executive Vice President at UniBank, said, “The appointment of Nobo to CFO is a prime example of ‘Right Person, Right Time’ and we’re looking forward to tapping into his experience.”

Nobo Sircar said, “UniBank has an outstanding reputation and I am extremely proud to join this talented team that delivers excellence in their financial services and is driven to provide community support to many organizations. There is great potential ahead and the leadership opportunity at UniBank is an honor and a privilege.”

 
Shooting Geese - With a Camera

October 27, 2020 — Thanks to lifetime Milford photographer Jim Calarese for sharing this beautiful photo.

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From Hopkinton Police Department
and Hopkinton Health Department here:

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Colorful Fall


  October 27, 2020 — Although at least one person disagrees, it just seems the color was everywhere this fall, and for longer than usual. This photographer even stopped on Highland Street to photograph the side-view mirror last week.
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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from October 16, 2020 to October 23, 2020
Choose Links to See Town's Property Card
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
1 Snowy Owl Road Todd Ryan Lewis, Samantha Michelle $805,000 October 23, 2020 Scott P Howe, Catherine Howe
1 North Pond Way Unit 30 Narendra Ramakrishna, Una Narendra $708,435 October 23, 2020 Bruce T. Wheeker Tr, et al
14 Hiddden Brick Road Daniel Tate, Christin Tate $950,000 October 23, 2020 Peter Mairs Smith, Shannon Black Smith
25 Clubhouse Lane Unit 25 Helen D Paquin $709,000 October 23, 2020 Trails LLC
105 West Elm Street Maureen Barker, Edward Barker $404,250 October 21, 2020 Wilmington Trust
215 Winter Street Paul A Petracca TR, Deer Pen Realty Trust $625,000 October 20, 2020 Edwarda M Andrade
49 Lake Shore Drive Edward Merchant, Corrin Merchant $575,000 October 20, 2020 Karen M Piazza
Last Time        
21 Highcroft Way Julie B Leeret $550,000 October 16, 2020 Kathleen Folger
7 Westcott Drive Quality Framing Contractor $490,000 October 15, 2020 Robert T Clark, et al
21 School Street Brandon McGlynn, Karen McGlynn $960,000 October 15, 2020 Richard W Downey, Donald J Johnstone
6 Holly Trail Unit 404 Gaurav Sharma, Nidhi Sharma $577,845 October 15, 2020 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
13 Ryegrass Circle Unit 88 Selvi Muthupandi, Ulaganathan Kasi $610,000 October 15, 2020 Douglas E Antelman
20 Valleywood Road John W Barry, Patricia L Barry $765,000 Ocotber 15, 2020 Rodney L Phillips, Martha A Phillips
6 B Street David Cote Ruth Ann Cote $375,000 October 14, 2020 Dominic Viadero
9 Amherst Road Stacey Young $479,000 October 14, 2020 Ryan T Weaver, Aishwaryaj Weaver
2 Valentine Circle Terrill A Ramage, Lianna G Ramage $685,000 October 14, 2020 Katherine A Traphagen
8 Holly Trail Rajesh Panigrahi, Debjani Biswas $598,650 October 13, 2020 Pulte Homes of New England
10 Holly Trail Unit 402 Sudhakar Belldiga Nayana Bellidiga $613,290 Ocotber 9, 2020 Pulte Homes of New  England LLC
9 Clubhouse Lane Unit 9CLU Jacqueline H Horwitz, et al $619,000 October 9, 2020 Trails LLC
159 Lumber Street Everett G Oppel, Courtney Oppel $825,000 October 8, 2020 Gary S Sannicandro, et al
10 Greystone Lane Tracey Litack, Christopher Bingham $850,000 October 10, 2020 Mark W Roberts, Wendy J McNaughton
63 Grove Street Regina Colombo, Micahel D Lock $865,000 October 7, 2020 John M Coutinho
12 Holly Trail Unit 401 Shreyas S Mahinkar, Namrata S Patil $626,785 October 7, 2020 Pulte Homes of New England
11 Apple Ttree Hill Unit 11 Katherine A Irwin $305,000 October 6, 2020 Adrian Ferreyra, Jennifer D Ferreyra
13 Longwood Drive Gregory P Norton, Erin M Norton $755,625 October 6, 2020 Edward M Lane, Linda L Lane
24 Cherry Lane Unit 422 Bharadwaj Kavuluru, Sravanthi Vodithala $727,290 October 6, 2020 Pulte Homes of New England
6 West Main Street Ronnie Armany $214,500 October 5, 2020 Wilmington Savings Fund Society, et al
 



Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Unemployment fraud, other fraud, or ID theft(x12),
website exposes campaign donor info,
loose dog, construction bylaw violation, gunshots,
threatening presence, elderly woman in roadway,
bar stools in road, more...
October 23, 24, 25, 2020
No Arrests
 

October 25, 2020 — More photos from the Trump rally. Choose each thumbnail to enlarge
FYI, a couple of signs contained swear words, but we blurred some letters to meet our readership expectations.

A very short slo-mo video as we drive past the rally.

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Supporters of Trump and Back the Blue Combine

October 25, 2020  — Supporters of both President Trump and police joined forces today and help an enthusiastic stand-out in front of the Hopkinton Common this morning. More photos and short passing video later tonight.
 


Holidays and Festivals form a lifeline that binds different cultures to a community. They connect and bring people together in celebration and in service. Diwali is one such holiday that reflects and sustains the underlying pluralistic values for diverse people to co-exist harmoniously and thrive as a community. On this special and joyous occasion, we are eagerly looking forward to launching our campaign calling for unity and in celebrating the holidays as ONE. #HopkintonLightsUpAsOne coming to the Common...Stay tuned! From South Asian Circle of Hopkinton [SACH] facebook page.
 
Aquacar
 
Hopkinton Boys Varsity Soccer 3, Norton 2

Ocotber 24, 2020 — Above, Sean Golembiewski gains substantial yards setting up for the next goal.
Bottom, Yasutora Ito's kick finds the top corner of the goal (He is off-camera).

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Bygone Era

 October 24, 2020—It appears some collectors gathered at the Hopkinton Common this morning  to admire one another's (British?) sports cars from another era. Thanks to Teresa Boyce for her keen eye.
 

October 24, 2020 — Julie has placed some peanuts out for her resident squirrel friend, but it is cautious, because next to the containers with the nuts is a gargoyle (off-camera) in a clear snow-globe of which the squirrel is unsure.
 
The Year in Pictures, 2019, 3rd Quarter
We continue our look back to remember benchmarks that measured our lives in Hopkinton in 2019. This is the third of four videos we made at the end of 2019 to take a look back, as we do each year. It might be good to look back again, now.
Click on Photo below to watch Dan Perform
(Dan is performing at MAZI in Ashland this evening, 10-24-2020)
Straglers

October 23, 2020 — The dozens and dozens of water birds have vacated Bloods Pond leaving the place for these few mallards and the colorful reflections.
Room With a View

October 23, 2020 — This resident in Sutton can't complain about the northern view out the back of the home of Mount Wachusett, but might lament that although it is only 25 miles as the crow flies, an automobile, according to Google Maps,  will need to drive 33 miles and take 47 minutes to get there. It is 57 minutes from Downtown Hopkinton.
 

Daniel R. Laughlin, 90

Daniel R. Laughlin, 90 of Hopkinton formerly of Cochituate, died peacefully and comfortably on Monday, October 19, 2020 following a period of declining health.


Dan was born on December 22, 1929 in Cochituate to Edward Laughlin and Emily (O’Halloran) Laughlin.


He attended Wayland High School and the Vesper George School of Art in Boston. He served in the United States Marine Corps in the Korean Conflict. He married Patricia Hogan in 1956 at the Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston. He was employed by Southworth Industries in Hopkinton until his retirement in 1994. He served as a Trustee of the Hopkinton Public Library and on the Finance Committee of the Town of Hopkinton. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church.


Dan was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Patricia A. Laughlin, and is survived by his brother Charles Laughlin of Crescent, PA, his brother John Laughlin of Cochituate, his sister Louise Laughlin Lieb of Los Angeles, CA and his children, Kathy Laughlin Mone of Hoboken NJ, Elaine Laughlin of Providence, RI , Julie Laughlin of Falmouth, Edward Laughlin of Lowell, Greg Laughlin of Las Vegas, NV, Nancy Laughlin of Lowell and Jean Laughlin Davis of Pittsboro, NC, as well as 8 grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces. He was the brother of the late Robert Laughlin and Francis Laughlin.


Due to the COVID pandemic, all services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew Street, Hopkinton, MA 02148.

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Town of Hopkinton Department of Public Works
Public Informational Meeting - Asset Management Program (ZOOM Meeting)


Nov 5, 2020, 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Please click the link below to join the ZOOM webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88576399220?pwd=YXY4YW01Yi9sU3RxNDNiRHhheDhJUT09

Passcode: 626366

Or iPhone one-tap :

US: +13126266799,,88576399220# or +16468769923,,88576399220#

Or Telephone:

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 408 638 0968 or +1 669 900 6833

Webinar ID: 885 7639 9220

The Department of Public Works will present its Asset Management Program (AMP) for the Town’s water, wastewater, and stormwater system on November 5, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. The DPW worked with the IT Department and Weston and Sampson over the past year to complete this AMP. Funding came from a combination of Town funds and a grant received from the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust and MassDEP. The Asset Management Program will allow the DPW to promote the sustainability of its water, wastewater and stormwater systems.
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Thank you.
Sincerely,
John K. Westerling, MPA
Hopkinton's Director of Public Works

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Celebrate Australia

You and your child are welcome to join us online as we celebrate the culture of Australia. Kids will sing a song, listen to a story, and have fun making a craft (Australian Aboriginal dot turtle).


A list of simple materials will be emailed to all registrants. Pre-registration is required for this FREE program.


This program is supported in part by a grant from the Hopkinton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.


FREE, REGISTER HERE: https://www.hopartscenter.org/


This program is supported in part by a grant from the Hopkinton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency 

 


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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Lost dog, unemployment fraud x6, ID fraud,
coyote behind yard, ID fraud,
sick fox, neighbor dispute,
hit&run, repairing bike in road...
October 22, 2020
Existing Arrest

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Women's March


October 22, 2020 — Liisa Jackson and daughter Celia took part in the Women's March on Hopkinton Common last Saturday. More photos below.
 
Massachusetts to Temporarily Pause All Indoor Ice Rink and Ice Skating Facilities Operations for Two Weeks

Effective October 23, this pause will allow for the development of enhanced COVID-19 protocols to further protect players, families and coaches

BOSTON – October 22, 2020 – Due to rising cases of COVID-19 connected to indoor ice hockey, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health issued a new public health order today prohibiting indoor ice rinks and ice skating facilities from operating from October 23, 2020 to November 7, 2020.

This order is in response to multiple COVID-19 clusters occurring at rinks throughout the state following games, practices and tournaments. Neighboring states including New Hampshire have enacted similar temporary restrictions regarding indoor ice hockey.

There have been at least 30 clusters of COVID-19 associated with organized ice hockey activities involving residents from more than 60 municipalities in Massachusetts. Each of these includes two or more confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases, totaling 108 confirmed cases.

This pause will allow for the development of stronger COVID-19 protocols to further protect players, families, coaches, arena staff and other participants, as well as communities surrounding hockey rinks.

Current protocols include limitations on the number of people allowed in an arena, social distancing and other precautions. This order includes all indoor ice rinks and ice skating facilities in Massachusetts. These rinks and facilities may not operate during this temporary two-week pause. It is effective between 5 p.m. on October 23, 2020, and 12:01 a.m. on November 7, 2020. College and professional programs are exempt from this order.

Golden

October 22, 2020 — The other trees surrounding this golden one appear to point it out for visitors who are arriving in Hopkinton State Park by the boat house. Yes, trees, we agree, it is a beautiful sight. However, the watercrafts lie in wait for another Spring to show off their never-changing colors, which are dull next to nature's own.
 
TOWN OF HOPKINTON COVID-19 RENT AND MORTGAGE RELIEF PROGRAM

HOPKINTON, MA (October 22, 2020) - The Town of Hopkinton is announcing a program to provide partial, temporary support for certain housing costs for qualified residents who have experienced income loss due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Funding for the program comes from the Town’s federal CARES Act emergency relief allocation.

The program will provide up to $4,000 to pay up to 50% of qualified rent or mortgage principal and interest expenses for the months of November and December, 2020, for applicants who meet guidelines. Applicants need to demonstrate at least a 20% loss in income during the COVID-19 emergency, or show income loss from the suspension of the Hopkinton senior property tax workoff program.

Funding is available for households that are below 80% of the median area household income, with specific amounts by family size identified in the application package. Applicants must also have a maximum of $20,000 in financial and investment assets for an individual and $30,000 for a household of two or more.

For renters, qualified expenses include rent, unless that rent is already being paid by another government program. For homeowners, qualifying expenses include mortgage principal and interest only. Property taxes, insurance, and utilities are specifically excluded under federal guidelines governing the use of program funding.

“COVID-19 continues to impact our community, including ongoing economic hardship for many who have lost jobs or income, said Town Manager Norman Khumalo. “The Town has set aside a portion of its CARES Act funding to provide this relief opportunity in an effort consistent with the Town Charter’s focus on equity and inclusion.”

According to Town Chief Financial Officer Tim O’Leary: “The Town is committed to reviewing and approving applications quickly, with an application deadline of November 10, and with a goal of getting needed relief into the hands of residents in need by late November.”

Application form and more information are available here

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jX3gpz-9aasZi31L9tHgiWt_0FBbFTZN/view

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Gold and Rose
October 22, 2020 — Thank you to John Sherffius for finding the rarities in this morning's light, and for giving the editor opportunities to use song titles or lyrics as puns in the headlines of the photos. Above is a headline from a song title known to fans of Jimi Hendrix, and below, lyrics from a song by Coldplay.
And it Was Yellow


October 22, 2020 — Center Trail, photographed today.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Vehicle  stuck under Southborough bridge,
multiple incidents of fraud & scam, pkg delivery person in
dispute with resident, traffic light out, tree on wire,
someone requests help from Coast Guard,
credit card stolen, more...
October 21, 2020
Existing Arrest

Water Discoloration

Please be advised that we are aware of some periodic water discoloration, predominantly in the Eastern part of town and we are investigating the cause. Water quality including visual, taste and odor are affected by both seasonal temperature changes and drought conditions as the water is pulled from deeper and further out in the aquifer. The discoloration is caused by the minerals that are naturally occurring in the water and is not harmful. Please check our media outlets for updates. For instantaneous updates please go to https://groups.google.com/all-groups and select water and sewer notices and follow us on our Twitter feed @hopkintonwater .

We are now in our first full 6 month billing cycle since the pandemic started and we are starting to receive more calls for high water bills. With most people being at home much more than normal, residential use has increased. Dishwashers, bathrooms and laundry are the major indoor uses. In particular with the increase use of toilets, leaks in the flapper valve are more likely to occur. Coupled with the increase use in the home, our prolonged drought has also caused a large increase in outdoor usage. These two factors are the main reason for the rise in customer use.

Please check our website www.hopkintonma.gov   for water conservation tips and our billing policy.

Eric J. Carty Water-Sewer Manager
Hopkinton Water-Sewer Dept.

 

COVID-19 Housing Assistance - NEW UPDATE
Hopkinton renters and homeowners facing eviction, foreclosure, loss of utilities, or other housing emergencies caused by loss of income, increase in expenses, or both due to the COVID-19 pandemic may call theMassachusetts 2-1-1 information hotline for information on state housing assistance programs. Operators for 2-1-1 are trained to answer questions and connect residents to the state agencies that administer COVID-19 housing assistance programs. Information is also available on the state’s website:
www.mass.gov/CovidHousingHelp .

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Stunning!

October 21, 2020 — Thanks to Meghan Stewart for sharing this peaceful, colorful moment from her ride on Lake Whitehall.
 

REMINDER:

UNIBANK TO HOST FREE HOME BUYING WEBINARS

 

UniBank will be hosting free monthly home buying webinars for the remainder of 2020. These educational opportunities will provide homebuyers with valuable information about finding and buying the home of their dreams. Important discussion topics include: Negotiating a Winning Offer, Finding the Right Mortgage and Pre-Qualifying, Down Payment Options, The Importance of Home Inspections, and more. A prize will be awarded at each event.

Join UniBank’s Mortgage Representative, Dave Sampson (NMLS #688948) for any of the 3 webinars:

 

  • Tuesday, October 27 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Tuesday, November 17 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Wednesday, December 16 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

 

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

 

All seminar attendees will receive a $250 mortgage closing cost coupon from UniBank.

 

To register, visit www.unibank.com.

UniBank is rooted in the Blackstone Valley with assets of $2.1 billion as of September 30, 2020. A full-service, mutually owned community bank, UniBank has branches in Central Massachusetts and the MetroWest region of Massachusetts. UniBank’s newest full-service branch is located at 193 Boston Turnpike (Route 9) in Shrewsbury (at the former site of Spag’s). UniBank is dedicated to contributing to the overall quality of life and economic health of the communities it serves, while maintaining a high level of financial soundness and integrity. UniBank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC and Member DIF.  UniBank NMLS #583135. The company website is www.unibank.com .

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Young Americans

October 21, 2020 — These young Hopkinton families gathered last Sunday to support their candidate, as did dozens more.
 

Rick Odell, 62

Rick Odell, 62, a longtime resident of Hopkinton, passed away Oct. 18 after a battle with cancer. He passed at his home in Southwick, surrounded by his loved ones.

Richard was born in Summit, New Jersey, to Shirley J. (King) Odell (now of Southwick) and the late Ellsworth I. Odell Jr. He was predeceased by his sister, Nancy R. Odell-Liupakka, in 1987.

Rick was employed as a strategic sourcing manager. He was passionately involved in the Hopkinton Scouts, helping young kids learn outdoor skills. For his love of lake life, wildlife and the outdoors he was part of the Lake Maspenock Preservation Association and the Woodville Rod & Gun Club.

In addition to his mother, Rick is survived by a daughter, Taylor Rose Odell of New York City; a son, Austin Walter Odell of Durham, North Carolina; one brother, Thomas E. Odell and his wife, Lisa, of Glenwood, Iowa; a sister, Shirley A. Warner and her husband, Seth, of Tolland, Massachusetts; his best friend, Fiona Lyons of Holland, Massachusetts; his former spouse and mother of his children, Susanne Odell Farber of Hopkinton; and his faithful canine companion, Dakota. Rick leaves extended family members along with numerous friends who will miss him.

Private services will be held. A celebration of life in Rick’s honor will be planned when it is safe to do so. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to Family Promise Metrowest ( www.familypromisemetrowest.org ). Arrangements have been entrusted to Southwick Forastiere Family Funeral Home ( www.forastiere.com ).

HOPKINTON STUDENTS TO SERVE ON FOUNDATION FOR METROWEST’S
YOUTH IN PHILANTHROPY JUNIOR BOARD

October 21, 2020 (Natick, MA) – The Foundation for MetroWest, the only community foundation serving the MetroWest region of Greater Boston, today announced 32 students will represent MetroWest on its Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) Junior Board. Of these, two students represent the town of Hopkinton. YIP has grown to become the largest youth philanthropy education program in the country and has been offered by the Foundation for more than 20 years to middle and high school students across MetroWest. The students will serve on the student-run board, which functions like a nonprofit board and

 supports the work of the Foundation and the YIP program, during the 2020-2021 school year.

“Youth in Philanthropy is a place where passionate, young individuals learn different ways they can help their community,” said Kevin Gu, a junior grader at Hopkinton High School. “By serving on the YIP Junior Board, I hope to gain a more extensive understanding of a real nonprofit organization's inner workings. By being an active and integrated part of a nonprofit board, I hope to meet other civic-minded students, gain leadership experience, and increase my knowledge of the processes that take place.”

“I joined the YIP Junior Board as a way to learn more about philanthropy and the different nonprofits in my area,” said Ashley Wojcik, a senior at Hopkinton High School. “Along with meeting other high school students in nearby communities, I have enjoyed seeing just how many people are impacted by local nonprofits and how big of a role they can play in peoples' lives. This experience has made me more appreciative of the dedicated philanthropists I have met and has instilled a passion in me that will continue for the rest of my life.”

Once students apply and are accepted to the Junior Board, they immediately delve into assessing and addressing the needs of their community: writing grants, volunteering, and visiting local organizations across MetroWest. Junior Board members have the opportunity to create change by promoting and supporting youth philanthropy education while providing unique leadership opportunities within their communities. They learn not only the ins and outs of how nonprofits operate, but also crucial skills like teamwork, budgeting, and project management that they can carry beyond the program and into their community and future careers.

Gu will serve on the YIP Junior Board’s Fundraising committee. Wojcik will serve on the Recruitment committee.

The Junior Board is also crowdfunding for the Foundation’s most ambitious annual fund campaign yet: ONEmetrowest, which celebrates 25 years of service to the MetroWest region. Though the region is comprised of a multitude of towns and cities, we are stronger when we come together as one. For more on ONEmetrowest and information on how to donate, please visit www.foundationmw.org/onemetrowest-campaign. Contributed content

 


Lucille Guerrini-Burks, 83
Lucille passed away on October 9, 2020
Her obituary is here.
 






Saturday is National Drug Take Back Day! Bring your unused and expired drugs to the police station to be disposed of. The hours of the event are from 10am-2pm in front of the police station. ~HPD facebook
 





Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Many incidents of fraud, neighbor left lights on in Maine,
four-car MVA, transformer fire, gas odor from storm drain, Hopkinton resident's package found in Millis,
Lost trailer plates, lost laptop,
illegal dumping between family members, more...
October 20, 2020
Existing Arrest 

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Worth a Second Look

 October 21, 2020 — Freshman Johanna DuPont, #27, was not correctly identified in the caption under this photo when it was first presented a few days ago. On the bright side, we get to enjoy another look at that great jump here.
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HopNews 2019 in Pictures, Q2
Enjoy a look back at last year in photos. This is the second quarter,
second of four videos we presented at the end of last year.

See Jerry, or a cashier, at the new Shell-branded
Service Center Downtown Hopkinton for YOUR Rewards card!

Daniel Shea, 60


Daniel Shea, 60, of Ashland, passed away Monday, October 19, 2020 at Tufts Medical Center following a brief illness. Born in Pittsfield, MA, he was the son of the late Irene (Skubel) and John Shea. He was the husband of 29 years to Amy (Wright) Shea of Ashland.

A lifelong Ashland resident, Dan was active in his community, having been a member of the Knights of Columbus and serving on several town committees. He had also been a past vice president of Hopkinton and Ashland Pop Warner. His humorous, witty and sarcastic stories will be missed.

Besides his wife, Dan is survived by his daughter, Sydney Shea of Washington, D.C.; his sister, Kathryn Price and her husband, Kevin of Ashland, as well as many nieces, nephews, friends and co-workers.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 23rd from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com  A funeral mass will be celebrated following visitation at 11:00 a.m. at Saint John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ashland Emergency Fund, PO Box 112 Ashland, MA 01721.

 







Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
3-car MVA in Southborough, several unemployment frauds,
lawn signs stolen, kid riding scooter in road,
loan opened in caller's name, man following woman and
then spoke with 3 children, 2 men in camo into the
woods and gunshots, TT broken, driver+marijuana=?, more...

October 19, 2020
Existing Arrest
 
Colors

October 20, 2020 — On the bright side, there's more time to enjoy the fall colors, or jog, or read, or prepare for another Spring.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log
Loud Motorcycle exhaust, loose dog,
unemployment fraud many x, erratic operator,
lost wallet, vehicle vs. deer, which was euthanized,
Clinton Street resident reauests cruiser for speeders,
Area 51 check, more...

October 16, 17, 18, 2020
One New Arrest
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from October 4, 2020 to October 16, 2020
Choose Links to See Town's Property Card
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
21 Highcroft Way Julie B Leeret $550,000 October 16, 2020 Kathleen Folger
7 Westcott Drive Quality Framing Contractor $490,000 October 15, 2020 Robert T Clark, et al
21 School Street Brandon McGlynn, Karen McGlynn $960,000 October 15, 2020 Richard W Downey, Donald J Johnstone
6 Holly Trail Unit 404 Gaurav Sharma, Nidhi Sharma $577,845 October 15, 2020 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
13 Ryegrass Circle Unit 88 Selvi Muthupandi, Ulaganathan Kasi $610,000 October 15, 2020 Douglas E Antelman
20 Valleywood Road John W Barry, Patricia L Barry $765,000 Ocotber 15, 2020 Rodney L Phillips, Martha A Phillips
6 B Street David Cote Ruth Ann Cote $375,000 October 14, 2020 Dominic Viadero
9 Amherst Road Stacey Young $479,000 October 14, 2020 Ryan T Weaver, Aishwaryaj Weaver
2 Valentine Circle Terrill A Ramage, Lianna G Ramage $685,000 October 14, 2020 Katherine A Traphagen
8 Holly Trail Rajesh Panigrahi, Debjani Biswas $598,650 October 13, 2020 Pulte Homes of New England
10 Holly Trail Unit 402 Sudhakar Belldiga Nayana Bellidiga $613,290 Ocotber 9, 2020 Pulte Homes of New  England LLC
9 Clubhouse Lane Unit 9CLU Jacqueline H Horwitz, et al $619,000 October 9, 2020 Trails LLC
159 Lumber Street Everett G Oppel, Courtney Oppel $825,000 October 8, 2020 Gary S Sannicandro, et al
10 Greystone Lane Tracey Litack, Christopher Bingham $850,000 October 10, 2020 Mark W Roberts, Wendy J McNaughton
63 Grove Street Regina Colombo, Micahel D Lock $865,000 October 7, 2020 John M Coutinho
12 Holly Trail Unit 401 Shreyas S Mahinkar, Namrata S Patil $626,785 October 7, 2020 Pulte Homes of New England
11 Apple Ttree Hill Unit 11 Katherine A Irwin $305,000 October 6, 2020 Adrian Ferreyra, Jennifer D Ferreyra
13 Longwood Drive Gregory P Norton, Erin M Norton $755,625 October 6, 2020 Edward M Lane, Linda L Lane
24 Cherry Lane Unit 422 Bharadwaj Kavuluru, Sravanthi Vodithala $727,290 October 6, 2020 Pulte Homes of New England
6 West Main Street Ronnie Armany $214,500 October 5, 2020 Wilmington Savings Fund Society, et al
LAST TIME        
32 Teresa Road Fredy Huezo, Kristen L Huezo $700,000 September 29, 2020 Joseph P Grabmeier, Marjorie Grabmeier
220 Pond Street Kate Ashley Messinger, Nicholas James Messinger $655,000 September 29, 2020 Victor D Muchiano, et al
37 Lakeshore Drive Donald Jude Brown, $450,000 September 28, 2020 Robert W Kenefick, Michele L Roy
7 East Main Street Gregory C Sullivan, Allison E Sullivan $468,000 September 28, 2020 Robert L Chesmore Tr, et al
8 Marshall Ave David H Miller $505,000 September 25, 2020 Fredy J Huezo, Kristen L Huezo
5 North Pond Way Robert Hardy, Jillian Baumbach $615,000 September 25, 2020 Candace Bourg
20 Longwood Drive Joshus Berglund, Meagan Gagnon-Bergland $820,000 September 25, 2020 David A Moses, Julie Moses
44 Stoney Brook Road Paul C Dileo, Lindsey Shea Dileo $275,000 September 25, 2020 Kenneth E Marsters Tr et al
81 Front Street Jun Ho Yoo, Eun Cho $538, 070 September 25, 2020 Donn Avery, Kelly Avery
32 Ash Street Steven Halstead, Callie Halstead $420,000 September 24, 2020 Thomas J Gilligan Jr
25 Cherry Lane Unit 370 Piyush Virendar Kumar Saxena, Preeti P Saxena $797,632 September 22, 2020 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
Time Before        
47 Oakhurst Road Tyler N DeWolfe $520,000 September 21, 2020 Yvonne M Ivanov
20 Cherry Lane Unit 424 Mansoor B Mirza $761,907 September 21, 2020 Pulte Homes of New England
54 South Mill Street Jennifer Ferreyra, Adrian Ferreyra $571,000 September 18, 2020 Timothy Coffey, Kathryn Coffey, Kathryn Hovsepian
10 Doyle Lane Unit 29B John R Casassa $360,000 September 18, 2020 Steven Halstead, Callie Nealon, Callie Halstead
5 Holly Trail Unit 409 Hareendrap Ikkurthi $648,515 September 18, 2020 Pulte Homes of New England
14 Holly Trail Unit 400 Ramesh Bokka $594,340 September 18, 2020 Pulte Homes of New England
16 Holly Trail Unit 399 Sunil S Warrier, Nisha Madhuri Mony $594,625 September 18, 2020 Pulte Homes of New England
18 Saddle Hill Road Denzil G Vaughn, Keeshad Vaughan $1,330,000 September 17, 2020 Saddle Hill realty LLC
164 Fruit Street Benjamin Construction Group Inc $465,000 September 17, 2020 Scott R Tremblay, Sandra T Cram Rev Tr.
1 Lakeview Path Wei Wang, Liangfrng $1,110,000 September 16, 2020 Nicholas Manzi, Emilia Manzi
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Reminder:
Voters of Hopkinton

Early voting in person will be offered from Saturday, October 17 until Friday, October 30. Due to occupancy issues at Town Hall, the Board of Registrars voted on 09/29/2020 to hold early voting in person for the November 3, 2020 State Election at the Hopkinton Senior Center at 28 Mayhew Street. Voters will not use the main entrance, but will enter through the library door and will exit through the side door once they have voted. Mask wearing as well as social distancing will be required to protect our dedicated team of election staff and fellow voters.

The hours for each day at the Senior Center will be as follows:
Saturdays and Sundays - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays - 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Tuesdays - 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Fridays - 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
This will serve as a supplement to voting by-mail and in-person voting at the polls on November 3rd to better spread out voting and limit potential COVID-19 exposure in our community. If you are looking to return a mail-in ballot, please do not bring it to the Senior Center. To hand deliver your ballot, bring it to the 24/7 secure drop box at the Town Hall.

 

Remember When?

First quarter 2019

by Robert Falcione

October 19, 2020 — Once upon a time, most people were not as focused on staying away from one another as they are now.  Gatherings were considered the more the  merrier, and most people shook hands with abandon. Now look where we are. The cautious wash hands, sanitize common surfaces frequently, avoid gatherings and wear masks. Remember how we gathered without worrying much about the transmission of deadly diseases to or from one another? Everyone shook hands. Well, actually, this writer stopped shaking hands a couple of years ago and did my best to pass that idea along to others; a difficult thing to do for an Italian boy who was taught that a handshake is a quick measure of a individual's sincerity.

        For those who would like a quick look back at the way things were in 2019, we offer a one-click solution. Below is the first quarter of 2019 in pictures set to video that we put together at the end of 2019, as we do most years. We'll put up the other three quarters in time. There is also a generic computer-generated instrumental sound track so that we don't get slammed for infringing upon anyone. Feel free to mute the sound if it displeases. BTW, thanks to the many photographic contributions community members have made. They make it real.

Bloods Pond
10/17

Hopkinton Reservoir
10/18
 
The Archer

October 18,2020 — Mike Burt, of the band Hang 5, saw the  camera that was originally lifted for the background at the fishing pond, but posed for the photo instead. The Archer? Taken on Columbus Day.

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Hillers Bow to Holliston
Holliston 1, Hopkinton 0

October 18, 2020 — Above, Johanna Dupont* looks like she is being lowered on a wire, but she reached that height with a great jump.
Below, Tiffany Mikulis passes toward goal . *Corrected name
 
Trump Rally on Common

October 18, 2020 — Above, at the head of Marathon Way. Below, at Cookie's Corner, at the "tip of the spear" of the Doughboy Monument.

Below, a lone Lisa Gaydeski and her dog walk past the gauntlet of Trump supporters, who appeared to act like ladies and gentlemen as she passed by with her peace cape that she had just unfurled.

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Snappy Trailer

October 18, 2020 — Teresa and Lisa hard at work yesterday at the Snappy Dogs trailer. Seen their debut video? If not, check it out, or see it again here.
 
Women's March in Hopkinton

October 17, 2020 — Eighty-nine individuals left their names for contact tracing of the event that was permitted for 100 people. 
 
Tonight, 10/17 at Mazi, Ricardo Barraza.
Humane Treatment

October 17, 2020 — Several units were deployed to aid in the dispatch of a deer which was seriously injured after being struck by a large truck. After being euthanized, it was transported by an individual who is on a list of people who will volunteer to do so.
According to Chief of Police Joseph Bennett, the deer jumped over some hedges onto West Main Street next to Price Chopper, and was knocked, injured, across the roadside.

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Lake Cleanup


October 17, 2020 — Above, Lake residents and members of the Lake Maspenock Preservation Association social distance at the dumpster provided for the purpose of today's lake cleanup.
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Women's March at Hopkinton Common

October 17, 2020 — Above, State Senate President Karen Spilka speaks to the hundred or so people gathered for a Women's March today. First, they listened to speakers and music before beginning with the "Star Spangled  Banner," and finished with the march. More photos and video later tonight.
 

Lake Cleanup Extended through Sunday


Weather isn't looking great for Saturday, so we decided to go virtual and make lake clean up the entire weekend.
The dumpster is being dropped off at Sandy Beach Saturday at 9am and will be picked up by Sunday at 4pm.
Here is our goal.
1. Grab your family, trash bags, gloves, etc and head out at some point between NOW and Sunday at 4pm to clean

up YOUR WATERFRONT/STREET and if possible an area listed below:
*Woody Island Causeway
*Shoreline- lowest the water has been for clean up so would LOVE to get all shore areas.
*Dam- may need a truck for this if there are large items like tired, etc
*Sandy Beach- trash clean up and make piles of any large branches, debris, etc
*Sandy Beach Parking lot- clean up large rocks and branches, prep to get it lined this week!!!
*Hayward Street, even all the way up to KO-HAYWARD FROM KO DOWN TO AUCIELLO HAS BEEN DONE
*Downey Street, Oakhurst, Crockett Rd-DOWNEY STREET HAS BEEN DONE
*All side streets off Hayward and Lakeshore
*Launch area off of West Main up to Oakhurst on both sides of the street
THE CAUSEWAY NEAR THE PUMPING STATION HAS BEEN DONE
2. TAKE PICTURES and POST the area(s) you covered. It would be great to see our community in action

and also a good way to track areas that have been done.
3. Drop off trash and trash bags IN the dumpster between 9am Saturday and 4pm Sunday.
*** PLEASE only use the dumpster for lake clean up purposes.
Also please mind social distancing at all times and wear masks when necessary.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP!! LET'S KEEP OUR LAKE BEAUTIFUL!

At Long Last

October 16, 2020 — The much anticipated traffic signals at the East Main Street intersection with Legacy Farms roadways, both north and south, is expected to be completed no later than Monday, according to Legacy developer Roy S. MacDowell, Jr. The construction of the lights is stipulated in the  Host Community Agreement between the Town and Legacy.


"All that is left will be for the electric company to give it power," he said.

 
From Hopkinton Police and Hopkinton Health Department:
 

Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
14th: Mailbox stolen, fraud, more fraud, family advice,
smart car racing through lot...

15th: Abandoned motor vehicle in Framingham,
5 gallons of fuel oil spilled, fraud,
SS scam, lost wallet, more fraud...

October 14, 2020
October 15, 2020
Existing Arrest
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Vibrant

October 16, 2020 — This year's fall leaf colors are especially vibrant. The above is at the former Amato Farm in Upton, just over the Hopkinton line.

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Reckless Driver Arrested After Trying to Evade Troopers on Mass Pike

 

Shortly after 5 PM today a Massachusetts State Police Trooper located a Toyota Corolla that witnesses had reported was going more than 100 mph and weaving in and out of traffic on the Massachusetts Turnpike eastbound. The Corolla also had no license plates.

 

The Trooper attempted to stop the erratic operator in the Millbury area. The Corolla’s driver refused to stop and fled, continuing at a high rate of speed in light traffic conditions. MSP Troop C Headquarters assumed command and control of the pursuit. 

 

Shortly after 5:20 PM the suspect vehicle, still fleeing to evade Troopers, crossed into MSP Troop H, and that Troop’s  Headquarters took command and control of the pursuit. 

In Framingham, the suspect vehicle attempted to take the ramp at Exit 12 at a high speed and crashed and rolled over. 

 

The female operator, the lone occupant of the vehicle, exited the car under her own power and became combative with Troopers. Troopers took her into custody. The suspect complained of pain and was taken by medical helicopter to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. 

 

At this hour the suspect is in the process of being released from the hospital and and will be transported to State Police-Charlton to be booked on charges including refusal to stop for police, operating to be endanger, plate violation, speeding, among other offenses. 

 

The suspect is identified as CARLA JOFFRE PENA, 20, of Dorchester. 

 

Investigation indicates that prior to her erratic operation today, PENA had the Corolla brought from a tow yard to a Springfield address, where she took control of the car and began to drive east. 

 

The Corolla had been towed to the tow yard after PENA was previously arrested four days ago. This past Sunday, Oct. 11, an MSP Trooper observed her driving on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Ludlow with a stolen plate attached to the Corolla. When stopped by the Trooper, PENA also was found to be unlicensed and the car was not registered, not insured, and had no inspection sticker. She was arrested for those offenses after that stop on Sunday and arraigned in Palmer District Court yesterday. She arranged to get the car back today.MSP Press release

Zoning Advisory Committee Public Forum Scheduled for October 26, 2020

HOPKINTON, MA (October 15, 2020) - The Zoning Advisory Committee will hold its annual Public Forum on October 26, 2020 at 7:00 PM, remotely via Zoom.


The Zoning Advisory Committee is a nine-member board appointed by the Planning Board, typically with representatives from the Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Appeals, as well as At-Large positions. The Committee meets one or two times a month, usually on Monday evenings.


The purpose of the Zoning Advisory Committee is to review and develop proposals for zoning bylaw and zoning map amendments, and make recommendations to the Planning Board.


Zoning bylaws generally regulate the use of land, buildings, and structures.


The purpose of the Zoning Advisory Committee‘s annual public forum is to hear ideas and proposals for desired changes to the Zoning Bylaw and/or the Zoning Map from residents. This is an opportunity to propose changes to the land uses permitted in specific areas in Hopkinton, the manner in which certain uses are permitted, dimensional requirements, or other ideas with
respect to land use regulation.


The Zoning Advisory Committee encourages residents to attend this forum and provide ideas and proposals for amendments to the Zoning Bylaws, whether they are changes to regulations currently in place or entirely new regulations. Access information for the Zoom meeting is below:

Click HERE to join meeting
Meeting ID: 847 4441 0596
Passcode: 812841
Call-in Number: (646) 876 - 9923
The Zoning Advisory Committee will also be holding a meeting on November 9, 2020 to
discuss the Solar Overlay District and hear public comments related to that proposal. This
meeting will also be held via Zoom, with details available prior to the meeting

 
Spooky

October 15, 2020 — The world that Julie built!
 


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Almost There

October 15, 2020 —Yes, the large gas station in the center of Hopkinton, formerly named with a different brand, is now a Shell station. We will update on the new reward system tied in with Stop & Shop tomorrow.  Jerry is still the proud business owner.

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A Little off the Top!

October 15, 2020 — Barber John Carrasquillo takes a moment between clients to tidy up the front of Hometown Barbershop at 28 Main Street this afternoon. John's residence was displaced by the fire across the street, and said the response from people in the town has been very helpful.
 
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No Ice Yet!

October 14, 2020 — John Collins shares this composite panorama photo of Ice House Pond taken early this morning. 
 

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UNIBANK TO HOST FREE HOME BUYING WEBINARS

 

UniBank will be hosting free monthly home buying webinars for the remainder of 2020. These educational opportunities will provide homebuyers with valuable information about finding and buying the home of their dreams. Important discussion topics include: Negotiating a Winning Offer, Finding the Right Mortgage and Pre-Qualifying, Down Payment Options, The Importance of Home Inspections, and more. A prize will be awarded at each event.

Join UniBank’s Mortgage Representative, Dave Sampson (NMLS #688948) for any of the 3 webinars:

 

  • Tuesday, October 27 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Tuesday, November 17 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Wednesday, December 16 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

 

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

 

All seminar attendees will receive a $250 mortgage closing cost coupon from UniBank.

 

To register, visit www.unibank.com.

UniBank is rooted in the Blackstone Valley with assets of $2.1 billion as of September 30, 2020. A full-service, mutually owned community bank, UniBank has branches in Central Massachusetts and the MetroWest region of Massachusetts. UniBank’s newest full-service branch is located at 193 Boston Turnpike (Route 9) in Shrewsbury (at the former site of Spag’s). UniBank is dedicated to contributing to the overall quality of life and economic health of the communities it serves, while maintaining a high level of financial soundness and integrity. UniBank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC and Member DIF.  UniBank NMLS #583135. The company website is www.unibank.com .

 





Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Multiple pandemic unemployment fraud, telephone scam,
civil dispute, large party on Smith Road,
burn odor inside residence,
K-9 deployed for CEMLEC and Hopkinton,
son's driver's license has not arrived after 3 months...
October 9-13, 2020
New Arrest
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Firehouse Pond

October 13, 2020 — On the "S" turn in Woodville.

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Cold Spring Brook

October 13, 2020 — Above, as seen from the little Clinton Street bridge looking east today.
 
On Fruit Street Today

October 13, 2020 — Perhaps they are searching for some cranberry sauce; after all, they are on Fruit Street.
 
Bittersweet

Ocotber 13, 2020 — We miss the kids laughing, turning around with a fish on the line and yelling to Mom or Dad, everybody eating hot dogs and hamburgers; and the trophies at Hopkinton Sportsmen's Club! Let's hope that the Hopkinton Police Fishing Derby is able to be held in 2021, because the pond's beautiful trees stand as silent sentinels anticipating next year's cheers, but are wondering what happened this year. The pond may as well be filled with their tears.
Reaching Out


October 13, 2020 — Thanks to John Sherffius for sharing this photo of a red maple's branches reaching out and mimicking the curves in the swirling clouds.
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Practive Makes Perfect


October 13, 2020 — The football practice field last week. [Yes, we know about the typo, and left is as a pun.]
I'll Huff, and I'll...

October 13, 2020 — Thanks to Julie Ford for finding the beauty hiding among us. This wood duck flaps its wings to dry off after "ducking" under the surface repeatedly.
 
Patriotic and Safe

 October 12, 2020 — We can't be certain of the person's motive, but it is clear from the placement of the flag, as well as the mask on the George V. Brown statue, someone has made their positions clear.
 

Maspenock Cleanup This Coming Saturday

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Please join us for a safe, social distant lake clean up on Saturday, October 17th from 9am-12pm. We encourage families to participate. Let's keep our lake and waterfronts and streets clean!!!


    *Masks will be required.
    *Check in at Sandy Beach to sign -in and for your assigned area anytime between 9am-12pm.

     *Maintain social distancing at all times when in the parking lot.
    *LMPA will provide gloves and trash bags but please feel free to provide your own if you are more comfortable.

Unfortunately we will not be able to offer coffee and donuts or pizza this year. We also will abide by all Covid rules set by the governor and Parks and Rec. Should any regulations change between now and then we may have to cancel and go virtual.

Thank you,
The LMPA E Board

HopNews file photo.

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Pumped Up a Wee Bit

October 11, 2020 — We pumped up the color saturation of this photo taken on Saturday a wee bit to give it its just due.
 
 
Trump Rally on Hopkinton Common

October 11, 2020 — Trump rally on Hopkinton Common today.

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Antoine “Tony” O’Baoill

 

Watertown- Antoine “Tony” O’Baoill, 69, of Watertown, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 9, 2020. Born in Dublin Ireland, he was the son of Margaret (O’Reilly) and Anthony Boyle. Tony was raised and spent most of his childhood in Finglas, Dublin, Ireland.


Tony was a renaissance man. He was an avid hiker, outdoorsmen, car enthusiast, voracious reader, and an excellent chef. His travels took him all over the world, often returning to Ireland to visit family and friends. He spent most of his professional life in the automotive industry.


Tony was a loving father to Pearse O’Baoill and his wife, Megan of Hopkinton, and a devoted grandfather to his grandchildren, Rory and Luke O’Baoill. He is also survived by his brothers, Eddy, Steven, Bernard and Marcus, and his sisters, Jane and Mairead, as well as many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends who will miss him dearly.


He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Due to COVID-19, service arrangements are private and are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com/ . In lieu of flowers, donations in Tony’s name may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Please visit https://themmrf.org/get-involved/ways-to-donate/  for more information.

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Practice Makes Perfect


October 11, 2020 — Above, Boys Cross Country runner Afnaan Fyed is ahead of the pack running across the bridge on this practice run of the course on the Loop Road. Below, Girls CC runners explore the Hayden Rowe Street part of the course.
Standout

Ocotber 11, 2020 — Both Democrats and Republicans had the same idea Sunday morning.
 
Food and More in Hopkinton! Click on each cell to see new (and temporary?) hours and offerings
Mazi Dynasty Bill's Pizzeria Hiller's Pizza Cornell's Irish Pub
Open Thurs - Sunday
Hillers Cleaners
More New Hours
Weston Nurseries
Shop with your mask on and follow the rules
Scott's Landscaping Bringing Services to you! Hopkinton Drug
Compound, Wellness
UNIBANK
ATM, Drive up & Appointments
Fay School
Distance Learning
Milford Regional
COVID test sites
The Y Emergency workers Child Care US Treasury <----
Small business Loans/grants
Crack X
Leaks don't wait
Hopkinton Center
for the Arts
Hopkinton Sunoco
Open 'til 9pm 7 days
Hopkinton Drug
Compound, Wellness
   

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