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Health and Wellness Fair 2019
On Hopkinton Common, August 3, 2019

Click to see HD video of The Y Advocacy Day in Hopkinton

August 4, 2019 -- The Y Outdoor Center in Hopkinton hosted The Y Advocacy Day on Friday, hearing from The Y, school, legislative, municipal leaders and others who shared their experiences before taking a tour. Choose above to see a High Definition video.  Choose a thumbnail to see the larger image.

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Beautiful Specimen

August 2, 2019 -- This great blue heron, which was crouched moments earlier, straightened its neck to ready for flight and leave the circling photographer behind. It appears to have a small fish in its beak, perhaps waiting for another to finish its slide down the gullet.
It pushed off for flight in the next photo at Ice House Pond; scroll down to see.

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Back in Time

August 2, 2019 -- There are still a few people alive who can remember when these types of vehicles delivered their wares door-to-door. It is being sheltered in Mendon.
Ancient Designs

August 2, 2019 -- This grasshopper at the Hopkinton State Park Dam exhibits designs that may have inspired ancient artists.

    IRVINE, John “Johnny”

It is with great sadness that the family of John Irvine announces his sudden passing on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the age of 66 years. He was born in Framingham, MA on September 20, 1952 to Wallace Irvine and the late Mary Gould Irvine of Hopkinton, MA. John is survived by his life partner, Barry Lee Jones, his father, Wallace Irvine and stepmother, Alberta Irvine. He leaves behind his daughter, Laura Irvine-Courage, son-in-law, Dave Courage, and sons, Adam Irvine and his wife, Sally and James Irvine. He has two grandchildren, Isabella and Olivia Courage. John also leaves a sister, Nancy Mooradian, brother-in-law, Dave Mooradian and niece, Nicole Mooradian.

John started his career as an English teacher then became an entrepreneur, owning several businesses. John lived in Charleston S.C. where he loved the ocean, was an avid writer, poet and enjoyed the outdoors, traveling and dining out and worked as a server. His true passion was building and selling homes with his father.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 24th at 11:00 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Hopkinton. Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of John to a Cancer Research Fund of your choosing. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com

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Roadwork Notice

Roadwork has been rescheduled for the following streets. All work is weather pending and
dates may need to be moved forward as needed.


Work hours will be approximately 7am-5pm.

Chestnut St work hours will be 9am-3pm.

8/3 - Eastview Rd & Ray St. Adjust driveway aprons.
8/5-8/9 - Wildlife Dr, Pheasant Hill Rd & Partridge Rd. Adjust driveway aprons & sidewalk ramps.
8/12&13 - Chestnut St. Milling..
8/14 - Chestnut St. Adjust structures.
8/15&16 - Chestnut St. Paving. One lane of traffic will be open. Please expect delays and seek alternate routes when possible.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
August 1, 2019

Additional Arrest
Plan for New Y to be Built in Ashland - Concept Unveiled at Hopkinton Outdoor Center Advocacy Day

August 1, 2019 -- The Y held its annual "The Y Advocacy Day" today at the Hopkinton Outdoor Center, and unveiled the concept, above, for a brand new facility to be built in Ashland on 12.5 acres of donated land valued itself at $4 million. It will be located on the road next to Dunkin' on Union Street  that leads to the T.
Chris Connelly, Director of the ongoing Framingham expansion explained that the Framingham project includes a larger gym and an expanded child care.
This new facility serving Hopkinton Holliston and Ashland, Representative Carolyn Dykema said, will also serve seniors as well as young people "of all ages."
Below, attendees pose for a "selfie." HopNews hopes to have a gallery of Denise Antaki photos from the event, as well as a video, here on Friday.



“A sparkle.” That is how people who knew Lauren Anderson would have described her. Lauren and her family – parents Riki and Bob and sisters Amy and Julie - moved to Hopkinton in 1983. They quickly embraced the advantages of living in a small, family-oriented town of what was then about 6,000 people.



Lauren was five years old when she arrived in Hopkinton. According to her mother, Riki, from a young age, Lauren was always determined, set goals for herself and achieved those goals through perseverance.


Over the years, she became an excellent student, high school cheerleader and softball player and champion equestrian. She was going places with her positive attitude, energy and determination. And her sparkling personality endeared her to so many people.


On November 30,1994, things changed dramatically. While riding her favorite horse, Pete, Lauren suffered a serious accident that ended in her death. Her sparkle was lost.


This tragedy devastated Lauren’s family. It also touched her friends, classmates, neighbors, and the entire community. And the town of Hopkinton reached out to those who knew Lauren best in all the ways you would expect a close-knit community would do.


But Hopkinton was not finished. To keep Lauren’s spirit and sparkle alive, volunteers organized a campaign to purchase a scoreboard for Softball Field #6. High school sports teams, led by a Captains’ Council, raised funds. A high school teacher ran the Boston Marathon and solicited pledges. Thanks to these grassroot efforts, the Lauren Anderson Memorial Scoreboard was dedicated to her memory in 2001.



2019 marks the 25th anniversary of Lauren’s death. What better way to remember Lauren than by supporting the sport she loved. Today Field #6 at Hopkinton High School is used by the middle school, junior varsity and varsity softball teams, the Women’s Softball League and Parks and Recreation League, that include children and grandchildren of Lauren’s friends and neighbors. But it needs some upgrades, including a digital scoreboard, dugouts, bleachers and a warning track. A fundraising project is underway to update Field #6 – and you can help. Our goal is to match the quality of the other HHS fields.



This project needs your help. Contact Kathy Kilduff via email at cicitto@msn.com or cell (508-596-8458) for more information on this special project.

Donate to the Lauren Anderson Memorial Field Restoration Project.

Checks should be made payable to the Hopkinton Boosters and mailed to:

Lauren Anderson Field Restoration Project

P.O. Box 820

Hopkinton, MA 01748

  • Please add Lauren Anderson Field Restoration Project in the memo field on your check


Here is a link that can be used to donate via paypal …..


  • Please add Lauren Anderson Field Restoration Project in the Add Notes field

Note 1: To make an Anonymous donation, please call Kathy Kilduff at (508-596-8458) for more information.

Note 2: All donations are tax deductible.

Volunteer your time and energy to clean up Field #6.

Offer your special skill or service: technology, electrical, landscaping, etc.

Spread the word to others.

Help continue the tradition of volunteerism for which Hopkinton is known. Help carry on that small-town spirit. Help keep Lauren’s sparkle alive.

Contributed by Marie Eldridge

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We are excited once again to announce the launch of our next children’s illustrative book, Running Across America It will be held at Fenway Park on the night of Monday, August 26th at 6pm, the same evening at the 3rd Annual Fenway Park Marathon!  If you are in the area, we would love to see you there...best possible venue for this book launch party!!  See link below...


Dave and Nancy


August 1, 2019 -- The gazebo at Ice House Pond can be inferred by its reflection in the water behind this great blue heron, who is pushing off and scooping some air to reach the other side of the pond, where there were no crouching humans; taken this afternoon.

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Pizza is Back From Vacation

It's makers are back at Bill's Pizzeria




New York Times bestselling author David Epstein will join us at Fay on September 26 as part of our Ideas&Insights speaker series. Based on his new book, Range, Epstein uses research on the world’s most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, and scientists to argue that in most fields—especially those that are complex and unpredictable—generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel. Read more about why generalists triumph in a specialized world in this New York Times article: https://hubs.ly/H0jT5j_0


Fay School's Sunset Playdates; One more on August 6

23 Middle Road, Southborough

Join Fay School this summer for Sunset Playdates on 6/18, 7/16, 8/6. Come to their playground for a fun family night out and enjoy live music by children's musicians and an after-dinner popsicle! Visit https://hubs.ly/H0jg4Y80 to learn more and register.


Kids PJ Yoga Party

Every other Friday:

August 9th & 23rd

6:30-7:30pm with Shannen Roy

Suitable for ages 3 - 9

Click here to sign up

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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
July 29, 2019

Another New Arrest

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Edward F. L’Antigua III, 86, of Hopkinton and a former longtime resident of Holliston, passed away Monday, July 22, 2019 at the Blaire House in Worcester. Born in Boston and raised in Watertown, he was the son of the late Mary (Lehan) and Edward F. L’Antigua Jr. He was the husband of 64 years to Joyce (Alexander) L’Antigua of Hopkinton.

Ed was an Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. He was known for his love of the military. Edward’s sons and 3 grandsons followed in his footsteps. After the Air Force, Ed attended East Coast Aero Tech to obtain a commercial pilots license. Ed was also in sales, winning many awards both national and regional. He also served as manager of the American Legion in Holliston.

Besides his wife, Edward is survived by four children, Mark L’Antigua and his wife, Daniela of Alabama, Denise Fishlock and her husband, Kyle of Colorado, Janine Pandolfino and her husband, Paul of Holliston and Edward A. L’Antigua and his wife, Martha of Texas. Edward also leaves behind 3 sisters, Mary “Bunny” Detlefsen and her husband, Stu of New York, Judy Lynch and her husband, John of Long Island, Brenda Kadlik of Bellingham, as well as 15 grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 3rd from 8:45-9:45 a.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com  A funeral home service will follow visitation at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675 or woundedwarriorproject.org/    or to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452 or alz.org


July 29, 2019 --These clouds passed south of Legacy Farms South on their way somewhere else this afternoon.
The clouds didn't bother the camera-shy heron, below, the camera did, at the former nursery irrigation pond this afternoon.
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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
July 26, 2019 -- July 28

One New Arrest
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from July 15, 2019 - July 26, 2019
Choose blue links to see town's property cards
33 Connelly Hill Road Rodrigo Dominique, Juliano Camargo $1,225,000 July 26, 2019 Sanjeey Ashok Joshi, Sujata Dixit Joshi
19 Valentine Road Julie A Ford, John J Ford $650,000 July 26, 2019 Anne K Horton Trust
Legacy Farms North Trails LLC $225,000 July 26, 2019 Legacy Farms LLC
1 Appaloosa Circle Steven J Bigelow, Taryn L Bigelow $660,000 July 25, 2019 Ellen R Neary
14 Locust Lane Unit 44 Prasad Majaonkar, Bhagyashree Deshpande $605,990 July 25, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England, LLC
29 Overlook Road Jaspreet Kaur Sethi, Supreet Singh Sethi $1,015,000 July 23, 2019 Maria Flannery, William F Flannery
16 Locust Lane Unit 43 Gauray Shah, Jainy Shah $629,955 July 23, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England, LLC
14 Walnut Way Unit 73 Naresh Singh Redhu, Rani Singh $649,915 July 19, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England
12 Saddle Hill Road Maria Flannery $1,308,330 July 18, 2019 Saddle Hill Realty
2 Snowy Owl Road Andrew J Ozmun, Susan K Osmun $1,127,000 July 18, 2019 William Pessin, Rebecca Pessin
19 Walnut Way Unit 10 Uma Devi Nallabasannagri, Venkata Chandra Sekhara Reddy $639,375 July 17, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
4 A Street Mariano Ferolla, Breanna C Ferolla $364,900 July 17, 2019 Michael Oliver, Rene Olivier
159 Saddle Hill Road David Moreau, Meredith Moreau $645,000 July 17,2019 Susan J Potas
42 Grove Street Moshe Vardi, Schlomit A Vardi $385,000 July 16, 2019 Jerry Ruebon Varner, et al
207 Fruit Street Kevin Stacey, Margaret R Stacey $437,000 July 16, 2019 David S Spengler
21 Walnut Way Unit 11 Venkatesh Patil, Ramyashri Virajamangala $699,860 July 16, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
5 White Street Kathleen McManus, Kurt Casey $447,500 July 16, 2019 Michael Levinson, Cindy M Levinson
3 Oliver Lane Adel Arteen, Ereni R Slwanis $192,270 July 15, 2019 Sabrina LaVoie, Jason Wiley
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13 Edge Hill Road Amy C Ronan, Keith J Orlen $850,000 July 12, 2019 Michele Guzzi, Michele Bohlin
1 Knoll Road Townsend H Goddard, Erin M Goddard $310,000 July 12, 2019 Jeremy Ledis, Olga Y Ledis
51 Stoney Brook Road Babubhai Patel, Yogesh Patel $360,000 July 12, 2019 Prime Properties LP
33 Stoney Brook Road Kaushal Vyas, Soima K Vyas $340,000 July 12, 2019 Prime Properties LP
22 Tammer Lane Sachin Munjal, Oayal Munjal $810,000 July 11, 2019 Mark W Ehrenzeller, May Jane B Ehrenzeller
23 Walnut Way Unit 12 Vineel Gujjar, Soumya Gujjar $722,305 July 11, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England
8 Maple Ave John S Smith Amanda A Smith $850,000 July 10, 2019 Robert O McBride, Kinne G McBride
12 Wildlife Drive Kathryn Hulick, Steve P Gargolinski $623,000 July 10, 2019 G Michael Peirce, Janet L Peirce
2 West Main Street Keiron M Tumbleton $335,000 July 10, 2019 Cori E Shanower Jacomme, William L Jacomme
49 Hayden Rowe Street Brian Herr, Mary Murphy $467,000 July 10, 2019 Keiron Tumbleton
25 Walnut Way Unit 13 Dieakar Sitaram Emani, Kavitha Peyyala $651,875 July 10, 2019 Pulte Homes of New England
28 Lakepoint Way Unit 14 Paul M Steen, Donna L Steen $670,275 July 9, 2019 Brude D Wheeler Tr, et al
18 Pond Street Rebecca Pessin $570,000 July 8, 2019 Brandon B Westley, Eileen M Westley

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July 29, 2019 -- The packed Hopkinton Common is not only a testament to community, but to the popularity of the band, Hot Acoustics.
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Fishing on Lake Whitehall

July 28, 2019 -- No, those are not cell bars, but the vertical structures of the fencing at the spillway of Lake Whitehall on the Lake Whitehall Dam.

Trooper Injured in Motorcycle Crash

At approximately 7:12 pm tonight a member of the Massachusetts State Police Motorcycle Unit crashed while on duty on the ramp from Route 95 northbound to Route 95/128 northbound in Canton.


The only vehicle involved in the crash was the motorcycle. The trooper, a male, was transported by ambulance to Boston Medical Center with injuries that are serious but not considered life-threatening.


The cause of the crash remains under investigation by State Police. No further information is being released at this time.

Not Too Hidden!

July 27, 2019 -- This frog had to be pointed out to the photographer by Park Ranger Cassidy at Purgatory Chasm on Saturday, because the photographer had been looking from the front where the the nose and eyes on this small frog could be mistaken for a twig from afar. From this viewpoint, the rest of the frog can be seen under the water. The dragonflies and dragonfly nymphs were abundant on top of the water, but they stayed far away from this creature's mouth and darting tongue.
Sunday Concerts on the Hopkinton Common at 5:00 pm: Hot Acoustics

Contributed photo.

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Hopkinton Veterans' Breakfast
2 August 2019
     The peak of summer will bring together local veterans for their monthly breakfast, 2 August 2019, at 0900 hours, at the Senior Center.  As always there will be great chow and wonderful camaraderie.  

     Comrades who passed away during July will be remembered, and names of those who are on "Sick Call" will be updated.  This is a good opportunity to be generous with our time to visit and/or to send cards or notes to our ailing buddies.  Gestures that brighten the day of a fellow veteran are always appreciated.  

     After breakfast we will recall memories of military events that previously occurred on August 2nd; for example, US Navy torpedo boat PT-109 being rammed by a Japanese destroyer.  PT-109 was commanded by JFK.  A more detailed story: ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=395 .

     A free breakfast and lunch will be awarded to the first person who correctly answers the monthly baseball quiz: Why was the "Geen Monster" built?

     Hopkinton veterans with transportation difficulties may get help by calling the Senior Center on/before 31 July 2019, 508 497-9730.

     American Legion Post 202 of Hopkinton will lead the Pledge of Allegiance, and bless the meal.

     See you Friday.  Out.

One man with conviction will overwhelm a hundred who have only opinions.

                                                                                                           Winston Churchill


Cheryl A. Hutchinson Stock, age 62


MILFORD: Cheryl A. Hutchinson Stock, age 62, died unexpectedly July 24, 2019 at Milford Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. She was the daughter of Pauline M. (Greene) Hutchinson and the late Roland Hutchinson.

Cheryl was born in Peterborough, NH and grew up in Hopkinton. She graduated Hopkinton High School in 1974 where she first met long-time partner and best friend, William McGrath. She raised two daughters, Cassie-Leigh who precedes her at the river by just 8 short days (10/23/84-7/15/19) and Randle Rae Stock Sbordone who will love and honor the two of them for the rest of her life. She was known as "Mama Stock" to innumerable young people wherever she went and lived her life with an open-door policy to offer love, support, and her beautiful smile to anyone who crossed her path. Although she was petite in stature, as her daughter, Cassie-Leigh, she lived her life with a vigor and heart that immediately filled the spaces she entered. She enjoyed gardening, old movies, laughing, and spending time in the beautiful home created by herself, William, and their adoring cat, Irma. Her lasagna and desserts will continue on as family legend. She was glamorous, welcoming, smart, silly, creative, and so, so special to all those who love her.

Cheryl will also be loved and remembered by sister, Sharon Hutchinson, brother, Michael Hutchinson, nieces, Kaylyn, Tera, Karie Ann, Meghan, and Nicole, nephews, Johnny, Rick, and Mikey, as well as Christopher, husband to her daughter, Randle, and Jamie, life-time partner and bff to her daughter, Cassie-Leigh, all of her "lake kids" and assuredly everyone else she met.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday, August 1 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton, MA. A memorial service will follow at 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home.


July 26, 2019 -- The kids of Enter Stage Left Theater, performing High School Musical Jr. at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, ended their entrance number with an overwhelming display of Jazz Hands for the capacity crowd. They will be performing a matinée on Saturday, a show that is once again, sold out.
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A Bee and a Flower

July 26, 2019 -- A symbiotic relationship, today at Hopkinton Reservoir Dam.
Fresh Perspectives, an HCA student/teacher art show now in the Lotvin Gallery
Below, "It's All About the Umbrellas" by Judith Murray Smith, Adult Teacher

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Two shows: Friday July 26th @ 7 pm and Saturday July 27th @ 3 pm at Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Delbridge Performance Space

Directed by Alyssa Rae Surrette

Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on stage in Disney’s High School Musical JR. Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extra curricular activities. The show’s infectious, danceable songs are sure to engage performers and audiences alike.

I90/I495 Interchange Animation (Partial Presentation)

by Robert Falcione

July 26, 2019 -- MassDot (Massachusetts Department of Transportation) representative Ryan McNeil led the discussion of the preferred concept plan for the reconstruction of the I-90/I-495 Interchange in the basement meeting room of Hopkinton Town Hall last night, one of four such regional meetings scheduled.
      Mr. McNeil presented three alternative concepts leading to a pitch for "C-2", a design, Mr. McNeil said, that was also preferred by members of the public who gave input during previous sessions. He stressed that the plan is only at the concept level, and was the lowest price at $296 million.

      Mr. McNeil noted that the currently used design does not meet present and future demands, is a high crash location, and slows truck traffic at a junction through which pass a large percentage of trucks entering the eastern part of the state.

      The Fruit Street Bridge over Route 495 will be replaced as part of the project, and it was apparent from the questions following the presentation that many of its neighbors were in attendance. They had concerns about how the height of the new bridge would be feathered onto Fruit Street. On the eastern side of the project, the scope of the reconstruction would lead to Saddle Hill Road. Some wondered why there would be bike lanes and sidewalks on the bridge that began and ended on the bridge. [ NOTE: A similar state requirement for the Downtown reconstruction.]

      The next step in the approval process is a "25%" design submission and approval for work in the Cedar Swamp ACEC (Area of Critical Environmental Concern), which will lead to a Design-Build Procurement Process in 2021, with the final design and construction between 2022-2027.

       Attendees were promised that the presentation above will be online soon.

Milford Regional Recognized for Excellence in Lactation Care

MILFORD – Milford Regional Medical Center has received global recognition for its lactation program and the highly-trained team of maternity nurses that help protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

Milford Regional has received the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® Care Award from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners ®(IBLCE®) and the International Lactation Consultant Association® (ICLA®).

The award recognizes Milford Regional for its commitment to providing professional lactation support as an integral part of the hospital’s maternal-child services and its commitment to improving maternal and child health by making breastfeeding a priority.

At Milford Regional, we promote, protect and support breastfeeding by helping new moms attain their breastfeed goals. Our experienced consultants are available in the hospital and when you return home through our warm-line. Milford Regional also offers breastfeeding classes and support groups.

For more information on our lactation consultants and breastfeeding program, go to

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Watchable Wildlife

July 26, 2019 -- Hopkinton State Park offers many features, including watchable wildlife, from a deer that might bound across the road, to a dragonfly we presented earlier this week, to the fish above in the shallows near shore yesterday, who can be seen when the sun's angle exposes their curiosity.
Boarding on Whitehall

July 25, 2019 -- Lake Whitehall, a DCR facility, is a great place to take a board, because the speed limit for water craft is 12 mph. Above, Dad leads the way, directing his daughters to shore on Pond Street and offering advice along the way.
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Life on Little Pond

July 25, 2019 -- These painted turtles were enjoying some sun on Little Pond, across Pond Street from the family boarding on Whitehall.

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 CORRECTION: The officer directing traffic in a photo previously displayed was incorrectly identified. Officer Preston Mucciarone is the officer in the photo on the left. Choose the thumbnail to enlarge.
Unattended Death

July 25, 2019 -- Police responded to a report from a Fruit Street Field of an individual in a vehicle. It turned out to be an individual for whom they had been on the lookout earlier in the day. The individual was deceased.

Hopkinton Police Chief Edward Lee refused to answer any questions, saying the matter was under investigation. However, he did concede that they did not believe foul play was involved.


One reporter said the individual was female.

Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Fine Art Academy, Week 2

Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
July 24, 2019
July 23, 2019
No arrests this week

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Roadwork Notice

Roadwork has been rescheduled for the following streets. All work is weather pending and
dates may need to be moved forward as needed. Work hours will be approximately 7am-5pm.
7/26 - Wildlife Dr, Pheasant Hill Rd & Partridge Rd. Adjust sidewalk ramps.
7/29 - Pheasant Hill Rd & Partridge Rd. Paving top course.
7/30 - Wildlife Dr & Ray St. Paving top course.
One lane of traffic will be open. Please expect delays and seek alternate routes when possible.

Massive Response

 July 24, 2019 -- Police Officers and Firemen with abundant resources arrived at a Whirty Circle home this afternoon for the problem of a clothes drier fire.
It was out before the press arrived.
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Hopkinton State Park Wildlife

July 24, 2019 -- This pre-dinosaur-era creature is certainly a friend to man, buzzing around the Hopkinton Reservoir Dam, clearing out the mosquitos and making it a pleasant place to sit and catch a breeze, or watch the large gathering of geese below.

  Founded in 1866, Fay School was the first junior boarding school in the United States. Our 66-acre campus is located in Southborough, MA, just 25 miles from Boston. Our community includes 475 students in kindergarten through grade nine and includes boarders from across the United States and 20 countries. Fay is recognized around the world for its superior educational program, and our graduates are accepted to top secondary schools. Fay's program empowers students to discover their talents, develop their intellectual abilities, establish essential academic skills and knowledge, and define their moral character - all essential to living a life of meaning and making a positive difference in the world.

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Two Birds... in Harwich

July 23, 2019 -- This stunning photo submitted by Ed Harrow really kills two birds with one stone: A twister and a lightning strike in one photo in Harwich last night. We await the authors name.


In With the New

     July 24, 2019 -- Volunteer at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, student Abby Heyd, touches up the walls as one exhibit comes down, in preparation for another going up, last weekend. Abby's mom, Kate, is an instructor there.

Roadwork Notice

On 7/27 crews will be on Eastview Rd repairing and adjusting driveway aprons. Work hours will be approximately 7am-5pm.

Massachusetts sees a rise in foodborne illness caused by Cyclospora
Residents reminded to follow food safety guidelines


BOSTON (July 22, 2019) –The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging residents to practice safe food handling practices following an increase in reported infections of Cyclospora, a foodborne illness that causes gastrointestinal symptoms, mainly diarrhea, that can sometimes be severe. Since May 1, 2019, there have been more than 100 reports of Cyclospora infection cases in the state, when, over the past three years, DPH has received between 18 and 33 reported cases. Most cases this year have occurred in greater Boston, but infections have been reported in residents across the Commonwealth. Other states have also reported increases in the number of cyclosporiasis cases; the cause of the outbreak is not yet known.

Cyclosporiasis is the medical name for the disease caused by accidentally consuming the parasite, Cyclospora cayetanensis. Individual cases are usually associated with travel to warmer countries where the parasite is more common. However, only a small number of the recent Massachusetts cases have been tied to international travel.

Historically, outbreaks of this illness in the US and Canada have been linked to imported fresh produce including Guatemalan raspberries and snow peas (2000 and 2004); Thai basil (2001); Mexican bagged salad mix (2013); and prepackaged commercial fresh vegetable trays (2018). Outbreaks involving restaurants have also been reported. At this time, no particular food item has been linked to the cases of Cyclospora infection occurring this year in Massachusetts.

“Individuals usually become symptomatic approximately one week after eating contaminated food,” said Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH. “Symptoms typically include watery diarrhea, loss of appetite, abdominal cramping, nausea, and prolonged fatigue. Immunocompromised people may have more prolonged symptoms. Many infections will resolve on their own, but people with symptoms should seek medical care as the infection is best treated with an antibiotic prescribed by a healthcare provider. “

DPH is working with local Boards of Health, other states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to trace the cause of the outbreak.

“This illness is not spread person-to-person like many other food-borne diseases, like salmonella or E.coli,” said Dr. Larry Madoff, Medical Director. ``When a specific contaminated food item is identified, prevention involves removing that product from distribution. In the absence of a specific food item linked to the outbreak, prevention, in this case, means using safe food handling practices. ”

To best prevent all foodborne illnesses, consumers and retailers should always follow safe fruit and vegetable handling recommendations:

Wash: Wash hands with soap and warm water before and after handling or preparing fruits and vegetables. Wash cutting boards, dishes, utensils, and countertops with soap and hot water between the preparation of raw meat, poultry, and seafood products and the preparation of fruits and vegetables that will not be cooked.

Prepare: Wash all fruits and vegetables thoroughly under running water before eating, cutting, or cooking. Scrub firm fruits and vegetables, such as melons and cucumbers, with a clean produce brush. Cutaway any damaged or bruised areas on fruits and vegetables before preparing and eating. Cooking produce will eliminate the risk of Cyclospora and other foodborne infections.

Store: Refrigerate cut, peeled, or cooked fruits and vegetables as soon as possible, or within two hours. Store fruits and vegetables away from raw meat, poultry, and seafood.

More information is available on our Public Health Fact Sheet, which is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese, or by calling the DPH Division of Epidemiology at 617-983-6800.


July 24,2019 -- The photographer did chase it for a bit as it zig-zagged around the neighborhood. But butterflies always stop, if you chase them long enough.

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Planning Board Eyes Traffic at School Bus Stop

File Photo, above


by Jim Kleinkauf
July 23, 2019 -- The Planning Board last night focused its attention on the problem that Legacy Farms North Road is not on the town’s school bus route.

Because the road is a private way, public school buses don’t travel on it. Students therefore must gather at the intersection of Legacy Farms North Road and Frankland Road, which has caused safety concerns.

Because construction along Legacy Farms North Road is still under way, the town’s normal procedure would be to wait until development is finished before accepting the road as a public way.

The Planning Board, along with school parents and at least one town Selectman, would like to see that process rapidly accelerated.

Motivated primarily by safety concerns, Selectman John Coutinho (File photo, right) has been working with a group of Legacy Farms North school parents to find a solution.

He noted that during the school year there are as many as 30 cars parked at the intersection of Legacy Farms North Road and Frankland Road.


Legacy Farms resident Ravi Gorti has been spearheading neighborhood school parents’ efforts to alleviate what he feels is a dangerous situation.

“Vehicles speed through the intersection even when the school bus is stopped there, with as many as thirty to fifty children are trying to board the bus,” Gorti said in a telephone interview earlier today.

Planning Board Chairman Muriel Kramer agreed there is a problem, noting that heavy traffic on Legacy Farms North Road is also a problem and that the situation is only going to get worse during the Winter.

Coutinho said the town police have agreed to help by sending an officer to monitor traffic at the bus stop at least once a day.

In addition, Coutinho said that in the short term, the developer is hoping to provide a private a private bus to help the situation.

“I think we have to look at it as a short-term solution, a mid-term solution and a long-term solution.” he told Planning Board members at last night's meeting.

Ultimately, Coutinho said, accepting the road as soon as possible with a performance bond still in place is the best solution.

That would require a recommendation from the planning board, the Select Board and approval by a Special Town Meeting.

Kramer said she is committed to working toward that end, but first wanted to get input from the Town Department of Public Works and other professional staff.


Note: Below, arrow marks intersection of Legacy Farms Road and Frankland Road, where children queue, in a graphic from 2016 HopNews video, linked below.

Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
July 22,2019

No Arrests This Week
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Worth Noting - In Sutton

Join us for the 7th, and last, Live4Evan 5k Run + Fun Octoberfest on Saturday, October 5th 2019!

Live4Evan is growing, yet our mission to provide temporary housing to families with children being treated for Congenital Heart Disease remains the same. As we work towards opening even more apartments, our fundraising avenues have shifted. So come join us for the 7th and final, 5k race and Octoberfest event on Saturday, October 5th at 10AM.

The families we help are so fortunate to have all of you - a group of generous and passionate supporters. Whether you have been with us since day 1 or a new supporter, we would love all of you to join the last 5k celebration! We are hoping to make this the best 5k event yet. Registration is LIVE, sign up now by clicking the button below.


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SEPTEMBER 13-15, 2019
 $22/PERSON PER EVENT. INCLUDES T-SHIRT. (register by August 27th to guarantee size)
SINGLES, DOUBLES, MIXED DOUBLES (mixed doubles open to one resident plus one out-of-town guest)
Come meet and compete against other Hopkinton tennis players in this fun community-based event! REGISTER: http://hopkintonrec.org/  www.facebook.com/HopkintonTennis 


6:30pm "Public Information Meeting for the I-495 / I-90 Interchange Improvements Project" hosted by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for residents to become acquainted with the current stage of the project. Meeting held at Hopkinton Town Hall Basement @18 Main Street. To be added to this project's email list, contact 495-90Improvements@state.ma.us Click here

Thursday, July 25, 2019
6:30– 8:30 p.m.
Hopkinton Town Hall
18 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748

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The Green Mountains of Vermont Are Calling


August Week 33 + Float Week, 2 Bedroom/2 Bath (Sleeps 8), Full Kitchen, Corner Unit with balcony in the West Hills Community at Smuggler’s Notch Resort. Exclusive access to the West Hills Community pool, game room, saunas, exercise room. Perfect for families looking for summer fun in the mountains. Asking $4900.

President’s Week 7 + Float Week, Ski In/Out, Two Bedroom/Two Bath (Sleeps 8), Full Kitchen and Ski Locker at Smuggler’s Notch Resort. Fun for the whole family; skiing, snowboarding, cross-country, snow shoeing and so much more! Asking $15,000.

Please click here for photos and floor plans. Interested? Please contact us at (508) 435-8664.


Helen Daher, 85


HOPKINTON - Helen Daher, 85, passed away peacefully July 20, 2019 at her home. She was the widow of the late George F. Daher, who died in 1991.  Born in Kalithea Athens, Greece, she was the daughter or the late Kalliope (Zaharothi) and Michalis Gouliemos.


She graduated high school in Athens, Greece.  She was an actress, model, hairdresser, and managed a women's clothing store.  As a military wife she traveled extensively throughout the world.

Helen is survived by her daughter Therese Lisciotto of Hopkinton, her son Richard Daher of Paris, France, her sisters Visandia Arvanitis and Kleopatra Loulis of Athens, Greece and Maria Zakaib of Fort Lauderdale, FL.  She also leaves her grandchildren Nicholas and Anthony Lisciotto of Hopkinton.


Calling hours will be held Wednesday, July 24 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton.  A funeral service will be held Thursday, July 25 at 10:00 a.m. in Saint Mark of Ephesus Orthodox Cathedral of Boston,  340 Clapboardtree St, Westwood, MA.  Burial will follow at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.


Donations can be made to The National Institute of Mental Health Gift Fund, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8104, Bethesda, MD 20892.  Telephone:  301-443-3704.

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Please keep our first responders and our wonderful Town of Natick, MA in your thoughts and prayers. 16 communities have their Fire Department’s on scene to contain this raging 9 alarm fire across the street from us. Our hearts are heavy for our friends who have businesses in that block. As the smoke settles, we will come together and support each other like we always do. This town and people are amazing. Thank you to our friends and neighbors for checking in and helping us already. (Video shot from inside our store)
#natickfire #natickcenterculturaldistrict #wellesleyfire #supportfirstresponders

Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
July 19-21
No New Arrests 

Update: Please be advised that the date of interment for United States Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens has been set for Tuesday, July 23, 2019.  As such Massachusetts Governor Charles D. Baker has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flags at all state buildings should remain at half-staff until sunset, Tuesday, July 23, 2019.
This gubernatorial order applies to:
1.  The main or administration building of each public institution of the Commonwealth, e.g. town and city halls.
2.  Other state-owned or state-controlled buildings.
3.  All state military installations.

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Outdoors In

July 22, 2019 -- Conductor Craig Hay took a bow to the intense heat yesterday and changed the annual Community Summer Band's location from Hopkinton Common to Hopkinton High School Auditorium, where the air conditioning greeted fans.
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Editor's Note: When I was a twelve year-old, my friend John invited me to Franklin Park Zoo with his family, who would rely on my directions for the trip. The only way I knew how to get there was from my grandparent's home in Dorchester, a single-family, one of three on a street with about 100 three-deckers. My father's father came from Italy (My mother's father from Ireland) when he was a boy. My friend's father was an immigrant from Lithuania, where he served in the Lithuanian Army, who came to America with his Russian bride after the war. They insisted we stop at my grandparent's home as we approached it.


My grandfather came out to meet my friends. He and my friend's father spoke to one another in English with foreign accents. I can't remember a word of it, but I do remember the sentiment. They both loved their adopted land. I am reminded of their sentiment by the words of Ronald Reagan, above, which I saw on a facebook post in my feed. It is a foundation we can all return to. ~ Robert



Free Soccer Program for Moroccan Youth

Mysterious Message?

July 20, 2019 -- This cairn was under a tree near the road on private property near Purgatory Chasm this afternoon. A trip tomorrow to see if the violent weather dislodged it would be in order.

75 Years Later

   Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset at all state buildings on Saturday, July  20, 2019, the day of interment, in honor of Technical Sergeant Alfred R. Sandini, United States Army Airforce, of Marlborough, Massachusetts, who died on February 15, 1944 in Thanh Hoa Province, French Indochina.  Sergeant Sandini will be laid to rest in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Marlborough, Massachusetts.

This order shall be observed concurrent with the existing Commonwealth of Massachusetts half-staff notification issued in honor of United States Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, who passed away on July 16, 2019.

This gubernatorial order applies to:

1.  The main or administration building of each public institution of the Commonwealth, e.g. town and city halls.

2.  Other state-owned or state-controlled buildings.

3.  All state military installations.

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Due to Extreme Heat Expected Sunday, Concert Venue is Relocated

Because of the extreme heat forecast for Sunday, the Concert on the Common, featuring the 15th Annual Hopkinton Community Summer Band, has been moved indoors. We'll be playing in the High School auditorium, 5PM-7PM. ~ John Ritz.
Fountain Boys

July 19, 2019 -- Former Chairman of the Board of Selectmen Eric Sonnett, left, and former Planning Board Chairman, Ken Weismantel, call themselves the "Fountain Boys." Above the "boys" fill the base of the Claflin Fountain with water, replacing the water that was blown away by the recent storm.

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The Hopkinton Police Department is seeking your feedback.


In an effort to evaluate and formalize the vision for the Hopkinton Police Department Chief Lee has launched the process of developing a strategic plan for the Hopkinton Police Department.

“All you have to do is drive around town and you can see all the change that is happening in town. It is a very exciting period of growth and we want to ensure that the police department is poised to continue delivering the highest level of service to our community.”

The first phase of the strategic plan development process is to conduct a community survey. It is absolutely critical that the Police Department understand the communities expectations. This survey will be used to determine what we do well, what we could do better and what additional services could be provided. The survey only takes a few moments to complete and is available at http://bit.ly/HPDsurvey

During the survey phase information will also be collected from other stakeholders including, the business community, public officials and our own department members. It is imperative that all stakeholders are able to provide feedback during the process. Through this open and transparent process we will protect the trust afforded the department.

It is our goal that through this process we will develop a clear vision of where we need to be moving towards. That vision will then be used to drive a business model approach to the formation of actionable objectives in furtherance of our progressive movement towards our community's vision for the department.

Your feedback is critical to the success of this program. Please take a moment to complete the survey. If you have any questions please email Chief Lee at elee@hopkintonpd.org 

Cedar Street Water Main
Replacement to Begin Next Week
9:00 pm - 5:00 am
Please be advised that night work to replace the Cedar Street water main will begin next week.  There will be detour signs in place to direct traffic around the construction.

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

Hopkinton, MA 01748

P 508-497-9765

F 508-497-9767

hopkintonma.gov/water  @

Note: To facilitate traffic, the work will be going on in the evening. However, DPW Director John Westerling promised the Select People that the street cutting could be done during the day.

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Plenty for Everyone

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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
July 18, 2019

One New Arrest


Roadwork is scheduled for the following streets. All work is weather pending and dates may need to be moved forward as needed. Work hours will be approximately 7am-5pm.

7/22-7/24 - Wildlife Dr, Pheasant Hill Rd & Partridge Rd. Adjust sidewalk ramps.

7/22 - Wildlife Dr. Adjust structures.

7/25 - Pheasant Hill Rd & Partridge Rd. Paving top course.

7/26 - Wildlife Dr & Ray St. Paving top course.

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

Kids PJ Yoga Party

Every other Friday:

July 12th & 26th | August 9th & 23rd

6:30-7:30pm with Shannen Roy

Suitable for ages 3 - 9

Click here to sign up

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John Collins Says Hello From Scotland

July 18, 2019 -- Sheep Dot the Hillside behind the Lighthouse near the Scottish Port of Oban as seen from the Ferry to the Isle of Mull in the Inner Hebrides!
The Hopkinton Community Preservation Committee
is now accepting Draft
Project Funding Applications for
Fiscal Year 2021

Please submit your application no later than Friday August 9, 2019
Projects allowable under the CPA include the creation and preservation of open space, the preservation of historic sites, the creation and preservation of affordable housing and the creation and preservation of outdoor recreational facilities.
Please call (508) 497-9745 or email Shannon Soares at ssoares@hopkintonma.gov if you have any questions or would like an electronic application sent to you.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
July 17, 2019

No new arrests

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Intelligence analysts would be tasked with defending American political process

Washington, D.C. – July 17, 2019 -- Congressman Joe Kennedy III today applauded the passage of his amendment to the Intelligence Authorization Act that would create a Foreign Threat Response Center. Comprised of representatives of the intelligence community across different federal agencies, the Center would be responsible for analyzing and responding to any threats to American elections by Russia, Iran, North Korea, China and any other foreign country the Director determines appropriate.

“By interfering in our election and shifting the trajectory of our nation’s history, the government of Russia exposed deep vulnerabilities in our democracy that we cannot ignore. In little more than a year, our elections will become a target once again, only this time Russia will not be alone in attempting to sow discord and steal campaign information. That’s why the creation of the Foreign Threat Response Center is critical not just to protecting our national security and electoral security, but defending the future of our democracy.”

To read Kennedy’s amendment, please click here.

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Alan W. McGillivray, 65

McGillivray, Alan W., 65, of Westwood, MA, passed away suddenly on July 13. Alan is survived by his two children, Kathryn and Matthew of Westwood, brother Robert McGillivray and his wife Deborah of Stoneham, sister Susan West and her husband Graham of Pembroke, sister Denise Potts of Methuen, brother David and his wife Katie of North Andover, former wife Ellen Sennott McGillivray of Westwood, and many loving nieces and nephews and extended family. Alan was a great brother, father, uncle and friend to all.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours at Holden, Dunn and Lawler Funeral Home, 55 High Rock St., Westwood, on Sunday, July 21st from 4-7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday July 22nd at 11am in Saint Timothy Church 650 Nichols St., Norwood. Interment will be private.

Alan was raised in Medford, MA and graduated from Medford High in 1971. He earned his BS from Lowell Tech, now UMASS Lowell, graduating with high honors. He earned his MBA from Babson College. Alan was a CPA and had a successful career as a Chief Financial Officer for many well-known firms specializing in Public Relations and Advertising. He loved living in Westwood the past 35 years and had a deep love for Boston sports, especially the Red Sox. He enjoyed relaxing on the beaches of Cape Cod with friends and family. One of his proudest accomplishments, besides his children, was finishing ten Boston Marathons and sixteen Falmouth Road Races. Alan was a family man who loved his children, siblings, nieces and nephews, and his many friends. In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, contributions may be sent in honor of Alan's memory to the McGillivray Children's Education and Enrichment Fund for the benefit of Katie and Matthew. https://www.gofundme.com/mcgillivray-children039s-education-amp-enrichment-fund


Stormy Day

July 17, 2019 -- A reader shares this photo he took in Westboro today.
Terribly Twisted Tree

July 17, 2019 -- Nancy Peters shares what remains of this tree that she said was hit by what she calls a micro blast this afternoon.

Cassie-Leigh Stock, age 34

BELLINGHAM: Cassie-Leigh Stock, age 34, died unexpectedly as she slept Monday morning, July 15th. She is loved by all who ever met her.

Cassie-Leigh was born in Framingham and grew up in Hopkinton. She graduated Hopkinton High School, where she met and adored her first and forever love, James Stewart. She attended Cape Cod Community College for a short time; but, her life force led her to the protection, saving and resourcing for abused or neglected dogs that just needed some help with guidance, training, trust and love. She attended numerous certification classes and studies to prepare herself and to mentor others. Her company, HEX Dogs (Higher Expectation) of Mendon was founded, promoted and passionately loved by Cassie-Leigh. Her devotion to this cause will live on beyond her. We cannot underestimate the value of her contribution, and her partners’ contributions as she mentored them, in this cause.

Cassie-Leigh is survived by her mom, Cheryl Ann Hutchinson Stock and William H. McGrath, now of Milford, her adoring sister and best friend, Randle Rae Stock Sbordone and her husband, Christopher, now of Worcester, her life companion and first and last love, James Stewart, of Bellingham, MA, and his family of Hopkinton, as well as Spark Plugge, Patches, Dually, and Daria. Also, her grandmother, Pauline M. Hutchinson of Hopkinton, her grandmother, Shirley O. Stock of New Hampshire, her Uncle Steve, cousins Ricky, Tera, Karie, Meghan and Nicole, her Aunts Toni and Bonnie and their families, her Uncle Mike and cousins Mikey and Katie and their families. She is also survived by innumerable friends she considered family and a community of humans and dogs whose lives she touched and who were so truly special to her. She loved each and every one unconditionally, as they love her. She is predeceased by her dad, Donald A. Stock, and her uncle, Richard Stock, and dear friend, Christine Warren, all of whom have her now.

All those that loved Cassie hope that you will seek out safe places and loved ones, both 2- and 4-legged, at this most difficult time.

A memorial service will be held at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton, MA, on Saturday, July 20th, at 11:00 a.m. The family hopes you will wear something Cassie would have enjoyed! In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the humane society of your choice. A celebration of life will be held around the time of what would have been her 35th birthday. Announcements will be made closer to that time in October.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
July 16, 2019

No New Arrests this week
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 WHITINSVILLE, MA – July16,2019 -- Christopher D. Foley, President of UniBank, recently announced that Justine M. DeNorscia, has been promoted to Executive Vice President (EVP). Ms. DeNorscia continues in her role as Director of Government Banking. Her responsibilities include all management functions related to Deposit Operations, Cash Management, UniBank Fiscal Advisory Services, Inc. (UFASI), UniPay, and Government Banking.

Ms. DeNorscia has been with UniBank for 15 years. She is a 2013 graduate of the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking, and a recipient of the Certificate for Executive Leadership from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from Assumption College.

“Justine is an asset to the UniBank leadership team,” stated Christopher D. Foley, UniBank President. “I am confident that her banking expertise will continue to enhance UniBank’s evolution and further strengthen our reputation as a community leader.”

UniBank prides itself on community involvement and Mrs. DeNorscia embraces that mission as a member of the Massachusetts Collectors and Treasurers Association, Massachusetts Municipal Association, Massachusetts Association of School Business Officials. Mrs. DeNorscia is also involved with various County Municipal Associations, volunteers at the Community Harvest Project, and serves as a member of the Hanover Theatre’s Ambassadors Circle.

UniBank is rooted in the Blackstone Valley with assets of $1.8 billion of June 30, 2019. A full-service, mutually owned community bank, UniBank has branches in Central Massachusetts and the Metro West 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.

                    Troopers Arrest Lynn Man for Possession of Gun, Narcotics

LYNN -- July 16,2019 --Just after 1 a.m. today Trooper Joseph Lamusta, assigned to State Police-Revere, was conducting enforcement of motor vehicle laws on the Lynnway prior to Blossom Street in Lynn. At that time he observed a Suzuki GSXR motorcycle pass him with numerous equipment violations. Trooper Lamusta pulled into traffic and effected a traffic stop on the motorcycle.

After the motorcycle stopped Trooper Lamusta approached the operator, identified as ANDERSON VAZQUEZ, 33, of Lynn, and informed him why he was stopped. VAZQUEZ was acting strangely causing Trooper Lamusta to request backup. Trooper Stephen Thomson and Trooper Michael Daly arrived a short time later.

While speaking to VAZQUEZ, Troopers discovered he only possessed a learner’s permit to operate a motorcycle. Riders with learner’s permits are only permitted to operate a motorcycle between dawn and dusk, any other time they are considered to be operating without a license, a criminal offense. Trooper Lamusta requested a tow truck to respond to the scene then began an inventory of the motorcycle. During the inventory troopers located multiple full boxes of firearm ammunition. It was confirmed that VAZQUEZ did not possess a license to carry firearms, or a firearms identification card, and Trooper Lamusta placed VAZQUEZ under arrest. He was escorted to Trooper Lamusta’s cruiser where a search of his person was conducted prior to placing him in the rear seat. Trooper Lamusta located a loaded .22 caliber revolver in a fanny pack worn around VAZQUEZ’s waist. Additionally, the firearm was listed to be stolen from the proper owner.

Also located in the fanny pack were numerous prescription medications not belonging to VAZQUEZ. These medications were considered to be controlled substances.

VAZQUEZ was transported to SP Revere where he was booked and ordered held for court without bail. He was arraigned today at Lynn District Court on the following charges:

Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle;
Possession of a Class E Drug;
Possession of a Class B Drug;
Possession of a Firearm;
Possession of Ammunition without FID Card;
Carrying a Loaded Firearm;
Armed Career Criminal;
Receive Stolen Property Under $1200; and
Motor Vehicle Equipment Violation.


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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
July 12 -- July 15, 2019
No new arrests
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Roadwork Notice
Wildlife Dr, Pheasant Hill Rd & Partridge Rd are scheduled to be paved on Thursday July 18.
Should it rain work will be done on Friday July 19. Work hours will be approximately 7am-5pm.
One lane of traffic will be open. Please expect delays and seek alternate routes when possible.
Troopers Injured After Cruisers are Struck by Suspected OUI Driver  

BROCKTON -- July 15, 2019 -- At 12:56 a.m. today a suspected drunk driver struck two Massachusetts State Police cruisers that were stationary during a motor vehicle stop on Route 27 at Westgate Drive in Brockton.

The impaired driver’s vehicle, which was traveling north on Route 27, struck the rear of one cruiser, and pushed that cruiser into the rear of the second cruiser that was ahead of it. The impact then pushed the second cruiser into the 2011 Subaru Forester that had been stopped by the Troopers.

At the time of the crash the Subaru that had been stopped was in the breakdown lane. Both fully marked cruisers, positioned to protect the Subaru, were in the right lane with their overhead blue emergency lights flashing.

Each cruiser — one a 2013 Ford Interceptor utility vehicle and the other a 2015 Interceptor — carried two Troopers, a Field Training Officer and a new Trooper from the MSP recruit class that graduated on June 27.

All four Troopers, all males, were transported by ambulances to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton for non-life threatening injuries of varying severity. They were treated and released this morning.

The operator of the 2013 Hyundai Genesis sedan that struck the cruisers, FRANDY JOSE RAMIREZ RODRIGUEZ (a male), 26, of Brockton, was determined to be under the influence of alcohol and operating after a previous license suspension. RAMIREZ RODRIGUEZ was taken into custody by Troopers and charged with the following offenses:

– OUI Liquor;

– Operating a Motor Vehicle After License Suspension;

– Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle;

– Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle;

– Marked Lanes Violation; and

– Failure to Take Care in Starting, Stopping, or Turning.

The 29-year-old male operator of the Subaru — the driver who was stopped by the Troopers — was also transported to Good Samaritan for possible minor injuries. He is also a Brockton resident.

RAMIREZ RODRIGUEUZ is expected to be arraigned today in Brockton District Court.




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