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Michael R. Pedroli, 39

 

Michael R. Pedroli, 39, of Hopkinton, MA died May 26, 2016, as a result of a tragic motor vehicle accident.  Michael was a loving son, brother, husband and father who devoted himself to his family and friends.

 

He leaves behind his beloved wife Kristen (Laggis) Pedroli and sons, Nicholas and Matthew.  He was the devoted son of Richard and Paula (Collatos) Pedroli of Milford, MA (formerly of Norwood, MA) and cherished brother of Lauren Pedroli of Natick. He is also survived by his in-laws Nicholas and Donna Laggis of Ayer, MA; brother-in- law and sister-in- law Todd and Jennifer Robinson of Ashland, MA and their children Alexa and Tyler. Michael also leaves behind many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

Michael was born on June 3, 1976, in Boston, MA. He attended Norwood Public Schools graduating in 1995. In 1999, he graduated from Bentley University with a degree in Marketing. He was employed by Callahan Chemical Company as Vice President of Sales.

 

Mike’s love of sports started at a young age, and he was a gifted athlete. This passion for sports led him to become a tireless coach for both of his sons and many other children in Hopkinton. Mike was an inspiration to all who knew him and was a role model in his community. His loss will be felt in countless ways.

 

Memorial calling hours will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Faith Community Church, 146 East Main Street, Hopkinton.  A memorial funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, Hopkinton.  Burial will be at the family's convenience.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton.

St. Paul’s Introduces Single Again with Ice Cream Social June 10

 

HOPKINTON, MA (May 28, 2016) --- Single Again, a new support group for people who, though divorce, death, or other circumstances are single again, will be hosting an ice-cream social/inaugural meeting at St. Paul’s Episcopal church hall on Friday, June 10 at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss what topics and activities Single Again members would like to see in future meetings while enjoying ice cream. Anyone interested in exploring Single Again is invited to attend.
 
“We want to reach out to people who may feel alone by offering support, caring, prayer, resources, and activities,” said Laurie LaBrecque of St. Paul’s, who will be leading the meeting. “We envision this happening through monthly gatherings where Single Again attendees could focus on one particular topic, which might include grief support, reclaiming yourself, or being complete without a partner. These meetings could include guest speakers/panels.”
 
Ms. LaBrecque explained this is not a dating group, and while it is a faith-based ministry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, it is open to everyone. “As the signs on our front yard proclaim, ‘God Loves You. No Exceptions’,” she said.
 
St. Paul’s Episcopal church is located at 61 Wood Street (Rte. 135) in Hopkinton. For more information call 774-253-4432 or email single.again@stpaulhopkinton.org
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State Police Add Patrols for Holiday Weekend

 

The Massachusetts State Police will supplement regular road patrols with several additional traffic enforcement operations for the upcoming holiday weekend, including sobriety checkpoints, extra patrols, and a high-visibility presence at state parks, beaches and reservations.

State troopers will conduct sobriety checkpoint Friday night in Plymouth County. The goal of the checkpoints, which are conducted according to all applicable laws and department policy, is crash reduction by identifying and apprehending impaired operators. The exact locations are not released prior to the start of each checkpoint.

State Police are also in the midst of enforcement patrols, officers will be enforcing all motor vehicle violations observed, with particular focus on speeding, aggressive and dangerous driving, child passenger safety violations, and the secondary enforcement of seatbelt infractions. Beginning tonight and continuing throughout the long weekend, State Police will roll several extra patrols per troop per day.

The Massachusetts State Police would like to remind people to be careful driving on this busy holiday weekend. Please refrain from texting and driving, leave room between the cars in front of you and watch your speeds. If you choose to drink do so responsibly and don’t drive unless you have a designated driver who will not be drinking. Make sure you, your family and your fellow citizens enjoy this Memorial Day safely and don’t forget why you have the day off. Thank a veteran and take a moment to remember those who never made it home and their sacrifice.

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The Spoon

1 Lumber Street
Hopkinton, Mass

Grand Opening
Saturday, May 28, 2016

Ribbon Cutting 8:00 am





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The Work Behind the Scenes


May 27, 2016 — Liam Balaban, above, at Evergreen Cemetery, was one of many scouts who volunteered to place 900 flags, 1 each at the graves of veterans in the cemeteries of Hopkinton to prepare for Memorial Day.

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On Memorial Day

Adopt a Vet – (or 2 or 3!)

Clean a soldier’s grave – make it shine – show you care!

 

WHEN:   May 30th, Memorial Day – 2:00 – 5:00 ongoing

WHERE:   Evergreen Cemetery, Woodville

WHAT TO BRING:   Bucket, Plastic-bristle scrub brush

SPONSOR:   Hopkinton Cemetery Commission

 

Many of our veteran’s graves, no longer tended by loved ones, are in sad shape – covered in algae, lichens, and black biological growth. By donating some elbow grease and 30 min. of your time to clean a headstone, together we can improve the condition of many veteran’s forgotten graves*. You can make a long lasting contribution to those who have served and are no longer with us.

 

*Did you know that Memorial Day was started in 1868 as Decoration Day to honor the soldiers of the Civil War? If you clean a stone of a Civil War soldier, while you work, we will share with you that soldier’s story – where he served and fought!

  

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Incident Log Updated May 27, 2016

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-23

 

   Summary

The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

9 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

23 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

5 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

1 Time the Police participated in Community Relations or passenger safety.


Incident Log

Thursday, May 26, 2016

10:58 pm A 911 caller from John Matthew Road reported that her and her friends were in their basement and heard loud noises coming from the upstairs. The caller later confirmed that it was her brother inside the house.

8:55 pm A caller reported that his son advised him that his screen door was missing from his residence on Davis Road. Two officers responded and advised that this was an on-going issue.

3:34 pm A caller reported that someone knocked loudly on her door and then rang her doorbell six times. Officer Matthew Santoro responded to speak with the resident.

12:51 am A caller reported a loud party on Jackson Street. Two officers responded and advised that it was an underage drinking party. The homeowner was made aware of the situation and got all the attendees picked up by their parents.


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

3:38 pm A caller reported finding a cell phone on the ground while riding her bike in town recently. She was advised to drop it off at the police station if she was in the area again.

8:58 pm A caller reported being locked inside the State Park. Two officers responded and unlocked the gate for the individual.

8:35 pm A resident reported fireworks possibly in the area of Lakeshore Drive and stated that it happens every night around the same time. Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas checked the area with a negative find.

6:50 pm A female resident of School Street reported that a solicitor appeared agitated when they did not want to purchase any magazines.

4:00 pm A pedestrian in the State Park reported that three cars were driving at a high rate of speed in the parking lot. Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas located the vehicles parked on the Ashland side of the park

10:32 am A caller reported that a bicycle had been parked on Greenwood Road since Sunday. Officer Arthur Schofield retrieved the bike for safe keeping at the police station.

8:51 am A 911 caller reported an erratic operator on Grove Street. Two officers responded and spoke with the driver.

8:09 am The Fire Department reported that a green van crossed the yellow lines and struck the mirror off one of their vehicles. Sgt. Scott vanRaalten checked the area but was unable to locate the vehicle. The Holliston and Southborough Police Departments were advised.

7:53 am A caller from Davis Road reported harassment after an incident the night before.

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Post-Marathon Party

May 26, 2016 — Hopkinton Marathon Committee Chair, Dorothy Ferriter-Wallace addresses some attendees at the post-marathon party for the members of the committee and others. TJs Restaurant catered the event, which featured speakers, a video compiled from BAA sources a slideshow by Jim Danahy, prizes tee shirts, and a cake from Shaw's. See you all in April!

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Barbara M. (Murphy) Blanchette, 83

WESTBOROUGH – Barbara M. (Murphy) Blanchette, 83, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Beaumont Rehabilitation in Worcester. She was the widow of the late Richard L. Blanchette, who died in 1968. Born in Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Alice (Monette) Murphy and was a graduate of Marlborough High School, class of 1950.

A long-time resident of Westborough, she worked in the Westborough school system for many years and also served as a home health aide. Barbara raised seven children and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her children Nancy and Kenneth Quick of Narragansett, RI, Richard and Gail Blanchette of Buford, GA, Katie and Paul Bolduc of Windham, NH, Paul and Kathleen Blanchette of Oxford, Melissa and Wayne Comeau of Hopkinton, Sara and James Ringer of Dudley, and Heidi Blanchette of Beverly Hills, FL. She also leaves her brother Charles Murphy of FL, her sisters Louise Amato of Boylston and Kathleen Cicerone, 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, Hopkinton. A funeral service will take place at 12:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Westborough.

Donations may be made to Salmon Hospice, 37 Birch Street, Milford, MA 01757.
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    Brooklyn Man Arraigned for Alleged Grandparent Scheme

AYER – May 26, 2016 — Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that Nnabuike Ibe, 20, of Brooklyn, NY, was arraigned yesterday in Ayer District Court and charged with larceny over $250 from a person over the age of 60 and attempting to commit a crime in connection with an alleged scheme to steal $6,000 from a 79-year-old- Westford woman by pretending to be the victim’s grandson.

Judge J. Elizabeth Cremens set bail at $3,000 cash and ordered the defendant to stay away from, and have no contact with, the victim. The next scheduled hearing in this case is Monday, August 15.

“In this case the defendant allegedly preyed upon a woman’s fears that her grandson’s safety was compromised and that he was need of her help,” said District Attorney Ryan. “Unfortunately, our office is seeing an increased frequency of so-called ‘grandparent scams,’ designed to financially exploit seniors. This incident is an important reminder that these types of scams flourish in secrecy when potential victims are afraid to alert authorities or their loved ones. If anyone believes that they may be at risk they should not hesitate to contact police.”

On Wednesday, June 18, 2015, Westford Police responded to a report of an alleged fraud. Upon arrival at the victim’s home, authorities were informed that the victim had received a phone call the previous day from an individual who claimed to be the victim’s grandson stating that he had been arrested while driving a co-worker's car and that police had searched the vehicle and found narcotics. The defendant allegedly told the victim, while posing as her grandson, that he was embarrassed to tell his parents about the incident and that he needed $6,000 for cash bail at a Boston precinct. The victim then allegedly received a follow-up call from the defendant who claimed to be a police officer holding her grandson in custody and informing her of the bail required for his release.

The victim proceeded to withdraw $6,000 cash to be transferred into a Bank of America account. The defendant allegedly also told the victim that because he had filed the paperwork too late, the victim’s grandson was going to be held overnight.

The defendant allegedly called the victim again the following day, after she had spoken to Westford Police, and informed her that because Boston Police had discovered more narcotics in the motor vehicle than previously thought, the victim would need to wire an additional $7,500 cash to a different Bank of America account. After contacting her daughter, the victim learned that her grandson had in fact not been arrested.

During the course of the investigation authorities discovered that the bank account the victim had wired the funds to was located in Brooklyn, NY.

These charges are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The prosecutor assigned to this case is Assistant District Attorney David Kete. The Victim Witness Advocate is Laura Schwertz.

The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office works with local law enforcement and community centers to educate the public on ways to protect themselves from scam artists. District Attorney Ryan recommends that members of the public avoid sharing their Social Security number, be cognizant of the fact that the IRS or banks will never ask for your personal information over the phone, and to be cautious when inviting a stranger into their home.

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State Police Investigating Milford Fatal

 

May 26, 2016 —Today at about 8:45 a.m., a single-vehicle crash on Route 495 in Milford resulted in the death of the operator.

 

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Darren Specht indicates that a 39-year-old man was traveling on Route 495 southbound in the area of exit 19 when his vehicle left the roadway, entered the median and crashed. The operator and sole occupant was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

The cause of this crash remains under investigation with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. State Police were assisted on scene by Milford Fire and EMS.

 

The identity of the operator is being withheld pending family notification.

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MassBay Honors Students at 54th Commencement Ceremony

WELLESLEY HILLS, MA (May 26, 2016) – MassBay Community College recently honored students at the College’s 54th Commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 19th at the Wellesley Hills campus. Nearly 300 students participated in this year’s Commencement ceremony, representing students from 38 countries from around the world. This diverse and talented group also recognized five students who earned a 4.0 GPA; four students who earned the highest GPA in their academic divisions; a student who was honored as the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education’s 29 Who Shine recipient; and a student who was awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the Foster Furcolo Scholarship and the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship.

This year’s recipient of the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education’s 29 Who Shine award was Abraham Guerrero of Southborough, who was recognized by Governor Charlie Baker at a State House ceremony honoring one student from each of the 29 public higher education institutions in Massachusetts who have excelled academically and have future goals that include contributing to civic life and advancement to business and innovation in the Commonwealth. Guerrero is an honors student who will attend Tufts University this fall to pursue a bachelor’s degree in economics.

Hopkinton resident Amy Roberts was awarded the Divisional Award for her 3.735 GPA for the Division of Health Sciences, earning her Associate of Science Degree in Nursing. Roberts had dropped out of high school and earned her GED, a mother of two she worked for 13 years at Stop & Shop when she realized she wanted to be in a role where she could help others. She credits her success to the support and sacrifice of her partner, Dave, who went to great lengths to make sure that she could earn her degree. With his support, she stayed focused on her goal and she said, “literally gave it my all.” Roberts will take her registered nursing exam in the coming months and hopes to be employed full-time as a nurse.

 
Vote Recount Petition Filed for Board of Health Position

May 26, 2016 — Just 9 votes separated Dr. Phillip Cohen, the incumbent for the seat on the Board of Health, from the winner, Jennifer C. Flanagan at the election ten days ago. Dr. Cohen has filed today for a petition for a recount with the office of the Town Clerk. The petition contains the signatures of 49 registered voters, a little more than the required 10 from each  precinct. According to Assistant Town Clerk Brenda McCann, all of the signatures on the petition have been verified.

         The reason for recount as stated on the petition is that the absentee ballots were not counted correctly. According to Mrs. McCann, a complaint was filed on the day of the election that the ballots for one precinct were counted by one person, rather than the two person team required.

         The Town Counsel has been notified. The next step will be a decision by the Board of Registrars and the Town Clerk when to schedule the recount.

         A change of 5 votes would tip the scale in favor of Dr. Cohen. Photo from professional profiles.

         

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Greyhounds Friend to Hold Inaugural 5K Walk/Run Fundraiser

Saturday, June 25th, 2016 – 9 a.m. (check-in 8-8:45 a.m.)
Greyhound Friends Kennel - 167 Saddle Hill Road, Hopkinton, MA

Take a lengthy run or stroll with a pet, friend or family member while supporting local greyhounds and other breeds by participating in Greyhound Friends’ first-ever 5K Walk/Run Fundraiser.

The course for this rain or shine event runs through a quiet country neighborhood and ends at the Greyhound Friends Kennel in Hopkinton. Ways to participate include walking/running, cheering participants from the sidelines, or becoming a volunteer, a vendor or event sponsor. Participants receive an event t-shirt and the $40 registration fee is tax deductible and benefits Greyhound Friends and the wonderful dogs in their care.

Baby strollers are allowed as are well-behaved dogs. You must be 18 years of age or older to register or 13 years of age with parental permission. Refreshments are available at the finish line. A raffle will be held and vendors will be on hand following the event Greyhound Friends Kennel will be open during the event for those who want to visit with greyhounds and other breeds available for adoption.

Please visit www.greyhoundfds.org   and click on the event link to sign up, become a sponsor and for more information. You can also email Melissa at melissagrae@gmail.com for further information.

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Incident Log Updated May 25, 2016

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-2323


   Summary

 

The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

3 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, person, or outside Police agency.

24 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

3 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

 

Incident Log

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

7:26 pm A 911 caller from Lumber Street reported that a solicitor came to her door and then started walking around the neighborhood. Officer Matthew Santoro spoke with the individual who was also with Graceful Hands.

7:04 pm A caller reported that a contractor was working past the town by-law time on Clinton Street. Officer Matthew Santoro spoke with them and advised that they wrapped it up for the day.

6:08 pm A resident of Bridal Path reported someone soliciting in her neighborhood. Two officers responded and stated that this is the same non-profit organization that has been going around town.

6:08 pm A walk-in from Hayden Rowe Street spoke with Sgt. Timothy Brennan about his neighbor.

5:29 pm A Hidden Brick Road resident reported that a young kid was riding his dirt bike around the neighborhood. Officer Matthew Santoro spoke with the operator and advised him to stay on his property.

5:19 pm A 911 caller reported an erratic operator on Clinton Street. Officer Matthew Santoro responded and notified the Holliston Police Department.

4:29 pm A caller reported that someone was breaking into a house on Davis Road. Two officers responded and advised that the party was not actually breaking into the house but was house sitting for the owner who was in the hospital.

3:48 pm A walk-in from North Mill Street reported seeing four young boys at the pond by her house yesterday and thought it was suspicious.

2:13 pm A resident of School Street reported seeing two men in a white vehicle with New Hampshire plates and thought it seemed out of place. Officer Peter Booth spoke with them and advised that they were working in the area.

1:40 pm A Woodview Way resident reported that someone parked in her handicapped spot. Officer Arthur Schofield spoke with the operator of the vehicle and advised him of the fine.

1:26 pm Officer Arthur Schofield spoke with several teenagers on Hayden Rowe Street and advised them that they could not smoke on town property.

1:18 pm A resident of Rice Street reported that a box truck backed into her driveway and then when the driver saw her through the window he took off at a high rate of speed. Sgt. Scott vanRaalten checked the area with a negative find.

10:56 am An individual turned in a set of car keys that was found on Sunday in the area of Fruit Street and Flanders Road.

8:52 am A caller reported a motor vehicle accident with unknown injuries on Pleasant Street. Officer Arthur Schofield responded to assist and advised that one individual was transported to the hospital.

7:07 am Officer Arthur Schofield spoke with a walk-in regarding the theft of cable boxes.

6:27 am A walk-in reported noticing an individual sleeping in a motor vehicle on Twin Island Road the past couple of nights. Officer Linda Higgins responded to speak with the person.


Monday, May 23, 2016

10:03 pm Officer John Moran advised that he found cups in the back of the middle school and removed them.

8:10 pm A Stonegate Road resident reported that a suspicious male was going door to door soliciting.

7:53 pm A caller from Davis Road reported that he cut up a bunch of checks, threw them away, and then someone went through the trash and took the checks.

5:09 pm A caller reported being stuck in an elevator on South Street. Sgt. Timothy Brennan responded to assist the Fire Department.

5:00 pm A resident of Overlook Road reported a male going door to door. Officer Matthew Santoro spoke with the individual who was a member of a church organization.

1:55 pm A female resident reported receiving a scam call from the IRS.

1:18 pm A caller reported that a dog was in a car, on a hot day, for an extended period of time on Church Street. Officer Peter Booth spoke with the owner who removed the dog from the vehicle.

12:10 pm Officer Alex Cruzvergara spoke with a resident regarding a neighbor's activity.

9:22 am Officer Peter Booth spoke with an individual regarding a previous incident.

6:12 am A resident of Downey Place reported that a solicitor came to her home yesterday to sell magazines and she wrote her a check but believed it may have been a scam. She was advised that an officer would call her.

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The New The Spoon is Blessed

May 25, 2016 — Pastor of St. John the evangelist, Rev. Richard E. Cannon, blesses the new restaurant run by Samantha Prescott and Bill Morgan at One Lumber Street in this contributed photo. They would be pleased to see friends and customers today, and strongly suggest stopping by for the grand opening on Saturday, May 28, 2016. Contributed photo.

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Mosquito Ranger

Mosquitoes are a nuisance. They bite, spread disease, and have you retreating indoors. It doesn't have to be that way. With Mosquito Ranger you can enjoy your yard without those pesky mosquitoes. After a single treatment, you'll wonder why it took you so long to discover the joy of a mosquito-free yard.

Getting rid of mosquitoes shouldn't mean sacrificing your safety, or that of your children and pets. Our mission is to provide you with an environmentally safer way to enjoy your yard without mosquitoes. This is why we use a powerful garlic extract, combined with other natural oils and extracts, as the core of our treatment. With Mosquito Ranger your yard will be a safer, mosquito-free place for you, your children and pets.

 Positively Hopkinton  
Barefoootin'

May 24, 2016 — This youngster rode barefoot and bareback from Winter Street, and onto a trail, and then the dam before getting onto Exchange Street next to Lake Whitehall Dam yesterday.

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The Spoon,
Opening (very, very) Soon


    

May 24, 2016 — The Spoon co-owner Bill Morgan agreed to photo-bomb the photo above (rear-left side of photo) this afternoon as he and co-owner Samantha Prescott, as well as staff, spent the day preparing for their opening. The brightly lit, brightly painted interior offers a view of future customers at the 280-unit Hopkinton Mews, the construction of which can be seen in the background. The walls are covered in part by historical photos of Hopkinton, given as a gift by Dale (Colella) Danahy. Check back tomorrow, here and the HopNews facebook page for more information.

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Hopkins School Principal Search:

Community Forum Rescheduled

Hopkinton, MA 5/24/2016


Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Hopkins Principal finalist candidate community forum has been rescheduled as follows:

 

Tuesday, May 31st, in the Hopkins School Library

Mr. Regan will be available at 7:00 PM.

Ms. Bilello will be available at 7:30 PM.

 

An integral part of the process involves parent, staff, and community input.  The Superintendent, Dr. Cathy MacLeod, invites interested parents, staff, and community members to this public forum to meet the finalists, and ask any questions they may have.
 
Each finalist will be available for approximately 20-30 minutes.  Parents, staff, and community members are encouraged to attend this forum.  Participants will be given the opportunity to provide feedback to Dr. MacLeod.  We strongly urge you to participate, and seek your feedback.  A brief bio for each candidate follows:

 

Peter Regan:  Mr. Regan holds a Master’s Degree in School Administration from Cambridge College, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education/History from Bridgewater State College.

 

He is currently the Principal of Charles G. Taylor Elementary School in Foxborough (2008-present).  He has previously served as Principal (2003-2008) for the Cedar Elementary School in Hanover, and for the Jordan/Jackson Elementary School in Mansfield.  He began his career in education as an Elementary (Grade 3) Classroom Teacher in the Plymouth Public School district.

 

Vanessa Anderson Bilello:  Ms. Bilello holds a Master of Education in Organizational Management from Endicott College, and a Master of Education in Moderate Special Needs Education from the Boston College Graduate School of Education. Her undergraduate work was in Political Science/Education, completed at Wellesley College.

 

She is currently the Assistant Principal for Hopkinton’s Hopkins School (2014- present), and previously served as an Administrative Intern (2013-2014) and a Special Education Liaison (2009-2014) at the Annie Sullivan Middle School in Franklin.  She began her career as an Resource Specialist/Special Education Teacher at the Duveneck Elementary School in the Palo Alto Unified School district, in Palo Alto, CA.

Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects Celebrates 40 Years in Business

     HOPKINTON, MA: May 24, 2016 — Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects (GRLA) is proud to announce that it has reached an exciting milestone — 40 years in business! — as a leading provider of architecture, planning, interior design, and building envelope consulting services throughout New England.

Since 1976, GRLA has designed over 15 million square feet of space for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to local community organizations. Its client list includes AMD, Anna Maria College, Brown University, EMC, Liberty Mutual, Hanover Insurance, Tufts University, the EcoTarium, Staples, TJX, WCVB-TV and UMASS Memorial.

GRLA takes this this opportunity to thank: its clients, for providing rewarding projects on which the firm collaborates; consultants, for teaming up and always working towards the right design solution for the client; contractors, who bring the design vision to life, and the employees who work hard to ensure each project is completed successfully. It has truly been a team effort for the past 40 years!

Recently completed projects include a LEED-Platinum headquarters for Subaru of New England (one of the highest rated buildings in the country!), Quinsigamond Community College’s new Healthcare and Workforce Development Center in downtown Worcester, the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, and multiple phased renovations for Cognex Corporation in Natick and Perkin Elmer in Hopkinton. The building envelope team has recently completed extensive restoration work on a landmarked building at 369 Congress Street in the heart of Boston’s Seaport District.
GRLA is also proud to provide services to many not-for-profit community organizations such as Advocates, SMOC, MetroWest YMCA, Danforth Art, International Marathon Center, Boy Scouts of America, United Way, WICN Radio, Worcester Art Museum and ABCD of Boston.

A major part of GRLA’s company culture is giving back, with principals and employees actively participating in local community organizations. Leadership and staff have served on committees and boards including: MetroWest YMCA, Danforth Art, United Way of Tri-County, MetroWest Chamber of Commerce, EcoTarium Museum Board, WICN Board, Hopkinton Library Foundation, Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce, Performing Arts Center of MetroWest, Woodville Historical District Committee, and the Thompson CT Social Services Building Committee. As part of the 40th year celebration, GRLA is committing to give back to 40 area not-for-profits through volunteering, donations and in-kind assistance.

As GRLA celebrates its accomplishments, the firm also looks towards the future and continues to evolve. A major area of growth is the Building Envelope Sciences (BES) group founded in 2003, which focuses on the diagnosis and repair of existing building envelopes, design and technical support for new construction, and capital needs assessments.

GRLA continues its keen focus on sustainable design strategies and has signed onto the AIA’s 2030 commitment – furthering the importance of responsible and sustainable design on all of our projects.

The firm will be holding a 40th Anniversary Celebration at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts on June 2.

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Ashland Woman Arraigned in Connection with Four-Town Police Chase

 CONCORD – May 24, 2016 - Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that Renee Thistle, 34, of Ashland, was arraigned yesterday in Concord District Court in connection with a police pursuit through four towns over the weekend.

The defendant was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, operating a motor vehicle to endanger, failure to stop for police, resisting arrest, drinking from an open container in a motor vehicle, unsafe operation of a motor vehicle, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, a marked lanes violation, not having an inspection sticker, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, a plate number violation to conceal identification, and having a uninsured motor vehicle.

Judge Sabita Singh set bail at $2,500 cash and ordered that the defendant remain drug and alcohol free and be subject to random screens. The next scheduled hearing in this case is Monday, July 11.

On Saturday, May 21, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Lincoln Police on patrol observed a black vehicle on Lexington Road in Lincoln driving erratically. Police attempted to make the vehicle pull over, but the defendant allegedly continued to drive without heeding the officers’ lights and sirens. The driver allegedly continued to travel through Bedford and Waltham before entering Lexington where Lexington Police deployed a tire deflation device. A search of the vehicle allegedly yielded Oxycodone and open alcohol containers.

“The defendant’s alleged actions in this case could have resulted in serious injury to both herself and others,” said District Attorney Ryan. “Thankfully, with the cooperation of multiple law enforcement agencies, the defendant was safely apprehended.”

These charges are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The prosecutor assigned to this case is Assistant District Attorney Nils Lundblad.

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Annual Thomas Weaver Memorial Lacrosse Game

June 11, 2016

 

Hopkinton comes together for the annual Thomas Weaver Memorial Lacrosse Game this upcoming month! Join us on June 11th for an afternoon of fun at the Fruit Street field complex from 2:30 - 4:30pm! The Hopkinton boy's lacrosse team will be facing off against Hopkinton High School's alumni in a charity event to honor and remember Tom Weaver, a 2010 Hopkinton graduate who lost his fight with cancer in 2010. Admission is $3 for all adults and children over the age 7. B+ t-shirts will be on sale at the event and "Remembering Tommy - Always in Our Hearts" bracelets will be given to all who join us, free of charge. We hope to see you there and help us raise funds for the Thomas Weaver Memorial fund and, more importantly, come together to remember one of our own.

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David Charles Serocki, 72

David Charles Serocki, 72, of Hopkinton and formerly Holliston, passed away May 22, 2016 at Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham. He was the son of the late Mabel and William Serocki. He was the husband of 52 years to Sharon Serocki of Hopkinton.

 


David was a member of the Maspenock Rod & Gun Club and enjoyed hunting and gardening. He was also involved with the Hopkinton Boy Scouts.

 


Besides his wife, he is survived by three children, Patricia Tetreault and her husband Jason of Bellingham, Stephen and Matthew Serocki, both of Hopkinton; three brothers, Thomas Serocki and his wife Carol of Medway, Dennis Serocki and his wife Donna of Holliston, and William Serocki and his wife Edna of Plymouth and his sister, Sandra Maycock of Holliston as well as his brother in law, William Phipps of Holliston. He also leaves behind 2 grandchildren, Logan and Wyatt and many nieces, 
nephews, cousins and in-laws. He is predeceased by a sister, Alice Phipps.

 


Visitation will be held on Friday, May 27th from 4-7p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Saturday, May 28th at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Holliston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Salvation Army or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

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Incident Log Updated May 23, 2016

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-2323

Summary

The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

16 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, person, or outside Police agency.

50 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

4 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

5 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

10 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

1 Time the Police participated in Community Relations or passenger safety.


Arrest Log (<----- New arrest)

 

Incident Log

Sunday, May 22, 2016

6:52 pm A resident of John Matthew Road reported that a suspicious male rang her doorbell and said that he was homeless but was collecting cash for the Children Hospital. Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas spoke with the individual who was from Graceful Hands and checked out okay.

6:04 pm A caller reported that the operator of an orange Dodge Dakota drove past his house on Granite Street, stopped, then drove at a high rate of speed in reverse, almost hitting him. Officer Brain Sanchioni checked the area with a negative find.

6:00 pm A caller reported that vehicles were parked in a no parking zone along the fence at EMC Park. Officer Brian Sanchioni responded and found two vehicles in violation.

5:58 pm A resident of Pond Street reported seeing two males near/on his property about thirty minutes ago and believed that they were damaging the beaver damn.

5:49 pm A caller reported that her friend found a cell phone on the town common.

4:35 pm Four officers responded to the Mass Pike to assist the State Police with the escort of the fallen Auburn officer.

8:56 am A Teresa Road resident reported construction being done in violation of the town by-law. Officer Alex Cruzvergara responded to speak with them.

12:17 am A resident of Lakeshore Drive reported that about thirteen hours ago a suspicious man, who resembled a suspect in another jurisdiction, came up to her asking questions about parking at the location.


Saturday, May 21, 2016

10:08 pm An anonymous caller reported an underage party on Oakhurst Road. Three officers responded and issued violations.

6:01 pm A caller reported that a man, who appeared confused, was walking on Oakhurst Road. Two officers checked the area but were unable to locate the individual.

4:44 pm A Chestnut Street resident reported that a female solicitor was trying to sell books to benefit inner city children. Two officers spoke with the woman and advised her of the solicitor rule.

2:16 pm A caller from North Street reported that a pesticide company was going door to door. Officer Thomas Griffin advised that the company was just doing follow ups of previous jobs.

1:01 pm A 911 caller from Saddle Hill Road reported an attempted breaking and entering into a motor vehicle. Two officers checked the area for the vehicle with a negative find.

6:18 am Officer John Moran issued a parking ticket on West Main Street.


Friday, May 20, 2016

9:53 pm A caller reported that while she was at a South Street business earlier someone hit her vehicle then took off.

7:12 pm A caller reported that a contractor was still working on Frankland Road past the allowed by-law time. Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas spoke with the owner of the company who packed up and left.

7:12 pm A walk-in from Valleywood Road checked to see if anyone turned in her missing Bank of America card.

4:16 pm A walk-in reported receiving an IRS scam.

3:45 pm A caller reported that the trash at the town common was over flowing. The Parks and Recreation Department was notified.

2:07 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Stephen Buckley regarding a previous incident.

12:35 pm A caller reported that a suspicious male was walking down Hayward Street wearing a large hoodie, hiding his face when pedestrians or cars pass by. Two officers spoke with the individual who was walking to his new residence in town.

12:07 pm A walk-in reported suspicious activity of multiple kids walking through an area of Blueberry Lane. Officer Thomas Griffin responded and advised that they were gone upon his arrival.

10:31 am A caller reported that a motor vehicle was parked in front of a fire hydrant on South Street. Officer Arthur Schofield checked the area with a negative find.


Thursday, May 19, 2016

9:22 am The State Police reported that they were in foot pursuit of a suspect in the West Main Street/Elm Street area. Multiple 911 calls then came in reporting sightings of the suspect. Five officers responded to the area and advised that a West Main Street business and the Elmwood School was put on lock down until they located the person. The suspect was then apprehended and handed over to the State Police.

5:48 am A caller reported that three mini ponies were loose on Wilson Street. Three officers responded and advised that the owner retrieved the animals.


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

10:11 pm A Kruger Road resident reported that his mailbox had been hit. Officer Philip Powers responded to write a report.

5:33 pm An employee of a West Main Street business reported that they caught someone shoplifting. Two officers responded and subsequently arrested a 54 year-old from Hopkinton and charged her with Shoplifting by Concealing Merchandise.

4:30 pm A 911 caller reported that an erratic operator took exit 22 on Route 495 towards I-90 east. The State Police were notified.

4:59 pm A walk-in reported finding a credit card in the roadway on West Main Street.

4:28 pm A 911 caller from Cedar Street reported that her vehicle had been broken into. Officer John Corridan responded to write a report.

3:47 pm A resident of Amherst Road reported that vehicles were parked in front of her house. She believed they were high school kids and they kept going into the woods. Two officers responded and advised the owner of the one vehicle to move it.

3:46 pm A motorist reported that traffic was backed up on West Main Street, blocking the intersection. Officer Philip Powers checked the area and advised that all was okay.

2:43 pm A caller from Ledgestone Drive reported that a female was going through his neighbor's trash. Officer William Burchard checked the area with a negative find.

2:18 pm A resident of Cedar Street Extension reported receiving a call claiming to be her grandson who was out of state, got into an accident and needed money. She also stated receiving a call from the IRS but did not give any information in either case.

12:37 pm A lawn service company reported that a suspicious male kept driving slowly past them and when questioned whether or not he was lost he stated that he was there to give an estimate for a waterfall. The home owner advised that they were not expecting anyone for an estimate.

10:45 am A caller reported that an eighteen wheeler was blocking a lane of traffic on Wilson Street. Officer Peter Booth responded to stand by.

8:20 am A caller reported that a small child was eating a sandwich while sitting on the side of Meserve Street. Officer William Burchard checked the area with a negative find.

2:02 am Sgt. Matthew McNeil arrested a 39 year-old male from Lancaster on West Main Street for a Warrant.

12:14 am A Jackson Street resident reported that a group of youths were making excessive noise while playing basketball. Sgt. Matthew McNeil spoke with the group and advised that they went inside.

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2016 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from May 16, 2016 - May 23, 2016
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
Address
Buyer
Price
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
25 Thayer Heights Road Rachelle R. Howard, Mark P. Howard $545,000 May 20, 2016 Kevin F. Shea, Maura McDermott Shea
16 Davenport Lane unit 11 Glenn Connell, Katherine E. Connell $550,000 May 20, 2016 Crosswinds Hopkinton LLC
19 Forest Lane unit 14 Leslie A. Garber $429,900 May 20, 2016 Joseph R. Mendes
12 Teaberry Lane unit 202 Sridurga S. Ganapathineedi, Vishwanath C. Kamineni $662,820 May 16, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
Ashland
32 Whittemore Drive Sean P. Cavanaugh, Sarah B. Cavanaugh $657,819 May 23, 2016 Chelcie Development LLC
28 Douglas Road Wesley Stevens $320,000 May 20, 2016 Brian E. Bratica, Kathleen M. Bratica, Paul J. Bratica
92 Meeting House Path unit 90B Rodrigo Deazevedo $242,000 May 20, 2016 Kathryn D. Clarke
15 Half Crown Circle unit B Amy L. Richman $343,000 May 20, 2016 Alla A. Muchnik
104 Mountain Gate Road unit D Somwang Buramongkol, Rangsiya Maneekan $275,000 May 19, 2016 Margarita Dubrovina
73 Hardwick Road Timothy O'Brien, Eileen O'Brien $720,000 May 19, 2016 Anne S. Mato, Anne S. Mato Trust
83-85 Homer Avenue 83 Homer Avenue Realty Trust $319,000 May 19, 2016 Nadine Heaps, Warren M. Heaps
116 Algonquin Trail unit A Saroja Kollipara $339,000 May 19, 2016 Mengyuan Flanagan
110 Algonquin Trail unit B Sridhar R. Gandhari, Deepa Gandhari $336,000 May 17, 2016 Rajesh Mikkilineni, Smitha Mikkilineni
Southborough
11 Southville Road Jianhua Shen $312,000 May 17, 2016 Bank of New York Mellon, Ditech Financial LLC
69 William Onthank Lane unit C Kathleen M. Curtiss $370,000 May 16, 2016 David P. Anghinetti
11 Oland Lane Randeep S. Ghai, Kimberly A. Ghai $760,000 May 16, 2016 Brent P. Kern, Ann R. Kern
Upton
61 Grove Street Stephen J. Alfred Jr., Keri L. Connolly Alfred $350,000 May 20, 2016 Robert J. Moore Jr., Ona S. Moore, Moore Living Trust
23 Hazeltine Road Kevin M. Christensen, Amy Christensen $369, 500 May 18, 2016 Jonathan M. Wood, Sallie A. Wood
86 Milford Street John C. Moore, Nicole Alton-Moore $370,000 May 17, 2016 Reem Property LLC

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Mary E. Foss, 95

 

Mary E. Foss, 95, of Brentwood, NH and formerly of Hopkinton, passed away February 16, 2016 in Brentwood, NH. Born in Peace River Alberta, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Mary (Murphy) and Andrew Dunning. She was the wife of the late Edward C. Foss who passed away in 1979.

Mary was a 1938 graduate of Hopkinton High School. She was a very active member in the Senior's Red Hat Club. She loved to travel to see friends and relatives any time she could.

She is survived by her children, James Foss of Lynn, William Foss of Levittown, PA, Kathleen Chick of Lenore, NC, a brother, Richard A. Dunning, as well as 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by two sons, Frederick and Joseph Foss.

A graveside service with her cremains will be held on Friday, May 27th at 10:00a.m. in St. John's Cemetery in Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of the Hopkinton Seniors, 28 Mayhew St. Hopkinton, MA 01748. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.

 

Hopkinton Education Foundation Announces 2016 Grant Awards
 Foundation to Fund Grants Valued at $86,911

For Hopkins, Middle and High Schools

 

HOPKINTON, MA – May 23, 2016 – The Hopkinton Education Foundation (Ed Foundation) awarded 9 grants totaling over $86,900 to schools in the Hopkinton Public School system.  These 9 grants were chosen as their ideas best met the foundation’s criteria for innovation and positively impacting the Hopkinton Public School System. After today’s announcement, the total funds awarded to the Hopkinton Public School system are nearly $1.2 million.

 

The grants awarded in this cycle support a wide range of disciplines including engineering, art, social studies, reading, and foreign language. “We are excited we were able to fund nearly all of the grants received this year, a testament to the innovation and dedication of the HPS teachers and administration”, said Alexis Miller, Education Foundation President. There are two new classes in the high school that allow for cross curricular collaboration, an opportunity for virtual fields trips and first person research, and practices to help reduce stress and increase mindfulness, among others.

 

Earlier this week, the Ed Foundation announced the Mary Korbey Leadership grant – Leadership Training for Varsity Captains. 

 

This year’s award recipients are:

·         Virtual Travel with Google Cardboard –Stephen Gray Innovation Grant awarded to Betci Weldon at Hopkins for $7,760 – This grant will enable the techno library teacher as well as classrooms teachers at Hopkins and Elmwood to immerse their students in virtual field trips bringing abstract concepts to life as well as offering a deeper understanding of the world beyond their classrooms. It will fund 60 Google Expedition view Masters and applicable devices for running Google Expedition.

 

·         Standing Desks awarded to Rachel Siegel at Hopkins for $6,749 – There is currently a movement towards standing desks for students which allows for comfortable, ergonomically correct positioning, while helping with attention, behavior and focus. This grant will pilot 12 standing desks in one 5th grade classroom.

 

·         Reducing Stress and Creating Emotional Resiliency on a Community Level Through Mindfulness and Restorative Practices awarded to Samantha Harris at the Middle School for $16,614 – This grant provides professional development for MS teachers to learn Mindfulness & Restorative Practices and how to implement in their classroom. There will be coaching to develop a school wide program. As a part of this program development, there will be a speaker presentation to staff, students and parents.

 

·         Google Cardboard for the Classroom –Bringing the World Alive Virtually for our Students awarded to Karen McDeed at the Middle School for $3,860 – This grant will enable the MS teachers to immerse their students in virtual field trips bringing abstract concepts to life as well as offering a deeper understanding of the world beyond their classrooms. It will fund 30 Google Expedition View-Masters and applicable devices for running Google Expedition.

 

·         Write On! awarded to Dawn McNally at the Middle School for $1,265 - This grant will provide a unique and creative assessment tool for students in the Foreign Language department. The Think-boards are dry-erase film that will be applied to student’s desk. These boards will facilitate collaboration in the classroom, reinforce grammar and allow for immediate feedback to students when writing in a foreign language.

 

·         A New Vision for Learning in Hopkinton’s Secondary School Libraries – HHS Library Learning Commons Model & Digital Information Hub awarded for Kirsten Fournier at the High School for $21,537 – This grant will allow for the HHS library to be poised to reinvent itself not only as a 1:1technology resource but as a collaborative learning commons center as well as becoming a true digital learning hub.

 

·         The Fusion of Art, Science, and Self Expression through Filmmaking awarded to Joseph Williams at the High School for $13,463 – This grant will support the initial technology needs, from videography work through editing, for three film courses that were developed as part of a complete redesign of the high school’s engineering/technology offerings. Students will work with creative writing students and art students to create and produce their films.

 

·         Fab Lab: 3-D – Design and Fabrication Cross Curricular Course awarded to Christine Enos at the High School for $8,913 – This grant will enable the HS to offer a new interdisciplinary course where students will learn to use art and the engineering design process. The classroom will be a dynamic and collaborative environment where teachers and students can discover and share ideas. The course will serve those interested in Art, Architecture, Engineering, Sculpture, 3D Design, and Fabrication.

 

·         Mary Korbey Leadership Training for Varsity Captains awarded to Deirdre King at the High School for $6,750 - This grant will provide leadership training for Varsity Captains in three 5-hour workshops. The results will empower captains to be better role models for team members, effective communicators with fellow athletes and will help develop a systematic approach to achieving team success. This grant will honor Mary Korbey and her passion for education and empowerment through athletics and teaching athletes to be good citizens in all aspects of life.

 

“Congratulations to all of the grant recipients for their hard work and outside of the box thinking,” said Maureen Belger, Ed Foundation Grant Committee Chairperson.  “We are proud to be a catalyst for innovation motivating our educators and students.”

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Groovin' on a Sunday Afternoon

May 22, 2016 — These  pond-dwellers are just groovin' on Sunday afternoon at Blood's Pond; the Canada goose doing a balancing act while preening, the male mallard duck resting, and a large gathering of turtles (left, middle) sunning themselves. Not to be ignored, while this photo was being taken a great blue heron emerged from behind the far rock and landed to the right. Mouse-over the image to see it.

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Maria G. Garcia, 96

HOPKINTON – Maria G. Garcia, 96, passed away peacefully on May 16, 2016 at St. Patrick’s Manor in Framingham, MA. She was the wife of Rafael E. Garcia, who predeceased her in 2015. They were married for over 50 years. Maria was born on a small island in the Pacific Ocean, Chiloe, in South America, in the town of Castro. She was the daughter of the late Luis Antonio and Maria Antonia (Gallardo) Guerrero. She immigrated to the United States in 1960 and met her husband, Rafael in New York City, where they lived for 35 years before retiring to Hopkinton, MA.

She was an accomplished, formally trained seamstress and worked in the garment district in New York City. She worked with many famous fashion designers throughout her long career and she took great pride in her beautiful work. She loved to travel and returned to her native Chile throughout the years. She especially loved seeing the snowcapped Andes Mountains and yearned for that spectacular view when she could no longer travel.

Maria adored her daughter, Cecile Garcia Desmond, her grandson, James Desmond and her son-in- law, John Desmond, all of Hopkinton. She also leaves behind her beloved niece, Cecilia Acuna of Rego Park, NY.

A memorial funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, June 10 at 10:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street.  Burial will be private. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, (www.callanancronin.com,) 34 Church Street.

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New Families

May 21, 2016 — The dozen or more great blue heron nests at this rookery in Sutton are overflowing with parents and their young born this Spring.
Even with a 500mm equivalent lens, a close up of the birds that are 200 feet away is difficult. Thanks again to Tom for the location tip.

All About the Greyhounds


May 21, 2016 — Greyhound Friends held the first day of their two-day Spring Open House today. Above, a first place winner eagerly awaits its reward.
Lock the Vehicle


May 21, 2016 — This was one of many vehicles that were broken into at Hopkinton State Park this past week. Police often advise that no one leaves valuables in plain view, even though a vehicle is locked.

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You Win Some...

May 21, 2016 — Claire Wright, now a Selectman, is shown next to her husband Dr. Paul Wright, who is sporting an enviable handle bar moustache at the driveway to the polling place last Monday. Far left is Ken Weismantel in his role as the Chairman of the Hopkinton Town Committee.

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Great Time


May 21, 2016 — Hundreds of kids and adults, like Dad Brian Hagberg and 10 year-old son, Paul enjoyed hot dogs, hamburgers and a pond full of fish at the Hopkinton Police  Association's Annual Fishing Derby last weekend at the Hopkinton Sportsmen's Club.
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Three's Company

May 21, 2016 — Three friends pause for a photo at the bridge over the spillway of the Hopkinton Reservoir today.

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You Talkin' to Me?

May 20, 2016 — We were lucky enough to run into a very special person on Friday afternoon, who tried out a pizzeria and a coffee shop in Downtown Hopkinton, and the HopNews camera was there. Check back on Monday for the video.
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POPS CONCERT

Sunday, May 22th at 2pm

 HHS Athletic Center

Admission*:

$5.00 per person

$20.00 maximum per family

Senior Citizens are Free

Teachers and Staff are Free with ID Badge

All proceeds go to the

Hopkinton Music Association for scholarships and support of the Hopkinton Music programs

 

*Refreshments included with admission

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"X" Marks the Spot

May 20, 2016 — The hundreds of couples who took part in the Grande March this afternoon prior to the Class of 2017 Junior Prom paused for a photo at the X-mark on the runway. Below, a wide shot of some of the attendees.
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Hopkins School Principal Search: Finalists Selected
Parents, Staff, and Community Invited to Public Forum
to Meet Finalists

Hopkinton, MA
5/19/2016


    The finalists for the position of Hopkins Elementary School Principal have been selected.

Peter Regan: Mr. Regan holds a Master’s Degree in School Administration from Cambridge College, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education/History from Bridgewater State College.

He is currently the Principal of Charles G. Taylor Elementary School in Foxborough (2008-present). He has previously served as Principal (2003-2008) for the Cedar Elementary School in Hanover, and for the Jordan/Jackson Elementary School in Mansfield. He began his career in education as an Elementary (Grade 3) Classroom Teacher in the Plymouth Public School district.

Vanessa Anderson Bilello: Ms. Bilello holds a Master of Education in Organizational Management from Endicott College, and a Master of Education in Moderate Special Needs Education from the Boston College Graduate School of Education. Her undergraduate work was in Political Science/Education, completed at Wellesley College.

She is currently the Assistant Principal for Hopkinton’s Hopkins School (2014- present), and previously served as an Administrative Intern (2013-2014) and a Special Education Liaison (2009-2014) at the Annie Sullivan Middle School in Franklin. She began her career as an Resource Specialist/Special Education Teacher at the Duveneck Elementary School in the Palo Alto Unified School district, in Palo Alto, CA.

 

An integral part of the process involves parent, staff, and community input. The Superintendent, Dr. Cathy MacLeod, invites interested parents, staff, and community members to a public forum to meet the finalists, and ask any questions they may have.

Each finalist will be available for approximately 20-30 minutes. Parents, staff, and community members are invited to attend this forum:
Tuesday, May 24th, in the Hopkins School Library
Mr. Regan will be available at 7:00 PM.
Ms. Bilello will be available at 7:30 PM.
Participants will be given the opportunity to provide feedback to Dr. MacLeod. We strongly urge you to participate, and seek your feedback.

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Plant & Book Sale

Hopkinton Senior Center

28 Mayhew St. 

Friday, May 20    9-2

Saturday, May 21     9-12

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HOPKINTON POLICE ASSIST MASSACHUSETTS STATE POLICE IN FOOT CHASE - SUSPECT APPREHENDED
 
May 19, 2016 — At  9:22 this morning dispatch received a request for assistance from the Massachusetts State Police.  Troopers were involved in an active foot chase in the area of the Elmwood Park industrial area.  The 28 year old suspect was being pursued for warrants and motor vehicle charges.  Officers quickly responded and established a perimeter.  Officers also went to the area of the Elmwood School which is located in walking distance from the industrial park. The school staff were advised and as a precaution students were instructed to move into the school building which is always locked.


A 911 report came into dispatch that the suspect had entered a building that houses a daycare facility and asked to use a phone.  No access was gained to the daycare facility due to security measures that were already in place.

A 911 report then came in that the suspect had entered another commercial building.  A perimeter was established around the building and a search of the building was conducted.  At 9:36 the suspect was discovered hiding in a stall of the women's restroom. The man was taken into custody without incident and turned over to the Massachusetts State Police.

Gordon E. Marquis, 84   

Gordon E. Marquis, 84, died peacefully on May 10, 2016 of cancer at his home in Upton, MA. Born in Boston, he grew up in Newton, MA, graduated from Newton High School, and received a B.A. in History from Colby College in Waterville, ME. He subsequently graduated from the intensive U.S. Army Language School in Monterey, CA in 1954. He was assigned as a Russian interpreter in occupied Germany, and was honorably discharged in 1960. He remained in Europe enjoying his love of mountain climbing and hiking in many countries. After returning to the U.S., he earned a Certificate in Accounting from Bentley College in 1963.



Gordon spent over 30 years with New England Electric System (now National Grid), originally in the Finance and Accounting group, and subsequently in the Environmental Affairs team where he spent most of his career. He combined his background in history and his love of the out-of-doors in a unique career that took him all over New England’s small towns, rivers and dams, and transmission right-of-ways. He was full of stories of unexpected adventures and beauty. He assembled the first, and award-winning, agreement between a major utility and The Nature Conservancy for the protection of rare, threatened, and endangered species. When the first ever electrical transmission lines crossed from Hudson Bay, Canada into New England, he was responsible for “No Adverse Effect Determination” upon archeological sites and properties eligible for the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Many of his industry colleagues became close, personal friends over the years.



Living in Hopkinton, MA for twenty-eight years, Gordon was on the Board of the Hopkinton Little League, Chairman of the Finance Committee, Chairman of the Superintendent of Schools Search Committee, a member of the Republican Town Committee, Conservation Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Founder and Chairman of the Capital Improvement Program Committee. He marched for racial equality with Dr. Martin Luther King in Boston and was a summer host parent for children from Roxbury, MA in the Episcopal Civil Rights Visitation program for many summers.



After raising their family in Hopkinton, Gordon and his wife moved to Upton, MA, where he served on the Historical Commission. He also organized and archived the important historical papers of Adin Ballou into a custom-made viewing chest at the Hopedale Unitarian Parish.

 


Gordie, as he was so affectionately called by his family and friends, will long be remembered for his wry humor, his quick wit, and strong intellect. He was an avid fly fisherman with a profound love of the Allagash and Montana. Aroostook County in northern Maine and its people lso held a special place in his heart. A life-long train buff, he would always choose Amtrak over an airline. He loved living in two colonial-era houses with all their quirks, and was passionate about tending his vegetable garden, flowers, and shrubs. He was a voracious reader of history and an opera aficionado. He was also a devoted friend of Bill W., Dr. Bob, and Jack the Barber for over 30 years.

 


He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Pauline (Hoyt) Marquis.  He is also survived by their two children and spouses, Will Marquis and his wife, Michele of Sutton, MA and Victoria Petracca and her husband, John of Lancaster, MA. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Christina of NYC, Alexander Gordon and Isabella of Sutton, MA, and Anthony and Anna Grace Petracca of Lancaster, MA, caring friend Kaylin Petracca, as well as his nephew and nieces. He was predeceased by his parents, Will and Martha Marquis, and his sister, Anne Stevenson. The Marquis Family extends its heartfelt gratitude to Gordon’s oncologist, Dr. Michael Constantine, as well as all of his devoted care givers at Dana Farber in Milford and Boston. Gordon’s family is equally appreciative of his nursing care through Salmon VNA, and in particular his outstanding hospice nurse, Teresa Wojnowski RN, and caring aide, Jenna Daughbenaugh. We are forever grateful for the level of care he received. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. 

 


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Upton Public Library at 2 Main Street, P.O. Box 1196, Upton, MA 01568, the Hopedale Unitarian Parish at 65 Hopedale Street, Hopedale, MA 01747, or Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 20 Prospect Street, Milford, MA 01757. There will no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at Hopedale Unitarian Parish on Saturday, June 4th at 11:30 a.m. A private burial will be held at Newton Cemetery at a later date.

 

Free Pasta Dinner at St. Paul’s May 25

 

 

HOPKINTON, MASS. (May 18, 2016) – A free community pasta supper is being held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 61 Wood Street (Rte. 135) at 5:30 p.m. on May 25.  All are welcome to this event, which is being supported by the churches of the Hopkinton Christian Service Connection.    This pasta supper is held for the community on the last Wednesday of every month. 

 

The meal will feature pasta (gluten free available), vegetarian tomato sauce, meatballs on the side, green salad, bread, beverages, and dessert. 

 

The pasta supper is free, although donations will be accepted. 

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Donations for Rummage Sale Being Accepted


St. John's Church 20 Church Street will be accepting small pieces of furniture and other household items for their annual Rummage Sale beginning Monday May 23rd.  Donations may be brought to the hall between 9:00 A.M. and 5:00P.M. Monday thru Saturday until June 10th.

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