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Two Men Arrested on Mass Pike Trafficking Narcotics

 

CHARLETON October 30, 2014 — On Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at approximately 4:30 p.m., Trooper John Adams of the Troop E Community Action Team (CAT) stopped an Audi sedan on Interstate 90 Eastbound, Massachusetts Turnpike in Charlton for motor vehicle violations. The operator was identified as ALFONZA BROOKS, 26, of Lewiston Maine. A passenger, also the vehicle owner, was identified as ANTHONY GREENE, 29, of Bronx New York.

 

As a result of an investigation, both men were found to be in possession of approximately 100 grams of suspected heroin and 381 grams of suspected cocaine. Both men were placed under arrest and brought to the Charlton Barracks for booking.  Trooper Jeff Reger also assisted on this traffic stop.

 

The driver, BROOKS, was charged with the following:

  1. Trafficking in Cocaine

  2. Trafficking in Heroin/Morphine/Opium

  3. Marked Lanes Violation

The passenger, GREENE, was charged with the following:

  1. Trafficking in Cocaine

  2. Trafficking in Heroin/Morphine/Opium

  3. Unregistered motor vehicle

Each man was held on $50,000 bail pending their arraignment in Dudley District Court. MSP Release

Health and Fitness
Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee Endorses a YES Vote on Question 5 

This is the question you haven't heard about.  It's non-binding, but it's for the future health of our democracy and is, therefore, VERY IMPORTANT.

 

Are you sick of the barrage of obnoxious political ads on TV and the stack of political junk mail in your mailbox resulting from the attempts by various organizations and individuals to buy your vote?  If so, please consider voting YES on Question 5.

Question 5 is a non-binding citizens initiative which will express the opinion of the people of our district (Hopkinton, Holliston, Southborough, and precinct 2 in Westborough) on a recent US Supreme Court decision (Citizens United vs FEC).  This decision treats corporations as US citizens for the purpose of influencing elections with money.

A vote for this initiative would express your desire for our elected representatives to begin the process for amending the US constitution to limit the rights of US citizenship to human beings and to allow the states to limit the amount of money that can be spent in elections.   

The HDTC is in favor of:

  • restoring the meaning of citizenship to what we all thought it meant, i.e. people;

  • restricting the ability of the well-funded (at either end of the political spectrum) to buy our votes with misinformation.


       Dick Duggan, Democratic Town Committee

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Support for Carolyn Dykema

   Editor: 

I am writing to enthusiastically support our 8th Middlesex District Representative, Carolyn Dykema. During my time on the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen Carolyn has been a valuable partner.  She has helped the town in ways too numerous to list but include funding for a Center School solution, the Lake Maspenock Dam, and advocating for communities affected by the Casino proposal. 

Carolyn's efforts to move the district forward are far reaching and include legislation related to water, sustainability, and transparency in government to name a few.  In addition to key issues Carolyn puts a priority on individuals as well.  She has earned a reputation as a tireless advocate for veterans and is a familiar face at local events and community gatherings.

We are fortunate to have such an accessible and responsive State Representative.  Carolyn is a true partner, I hope to see her continue her work as our Representative.

John Mosher
13 West Elm Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748

October 30, 2014

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Missing from Blanford Since June 20

Troopers seek public's help

The Massachusetts State Police continue to search for a missing and endangered man who disappeared this summer. MILTON ELDREDGE, 59, left his residence on Herrick Road in Blandford on June 20 and was last seen around 5:30 p.m. that same day walking on Route 23 in Blandford, several miles from his home. His loved ones reported him missing the next day.

Mr. ELDREDGE has lived a large part of his adult life as a homeless person in and around Northampton. He lived in Blandford with his domestic partner and has a close family member in Ware. A western Massachusetts resident, he also has, at points in his life, spent time in central and eastern Massachusetts. He once lived at a residential rehabilitation facility in Westborough and at one time also lived in Marlborough.

Mr. ELDREDGE is white, about 5’10” tall and 190 lbs., with blonde/gray hair and blue eyes. He wore a pony tail at the time of his disappearance. He has a tattoo of a crescent moon on the outside of his left forearm, near his wrist.

Thus far, checks of shelters and other locations with which Mr. ELDREDGE has previously been associated have not turned up any information. All members of the public are asked to keep his description in mind when out and about on daily activities. Workers at homeless shelters, food pantries, and facilities providing medical/psychiatric care are asked to pay special notice to his description. He did not take his medications with him when he disappeared, and had no phone, car, or money.

Anyone with information about MILTON ELDREDGE or anyone who thinks they see him is asked to immediately contact the Massachusetts State Police Barracks in Russell at 413-862-3312.

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B.A.A. Statement
Thomas M. Menino, Mayor of the City of Boston (1993-2014)

October 30, 2014 — The B.A.A. expresses our profound sadness at Mayor Menino's passing, together with our deep gratitude for the magnificent support to the Marathon, the B.A.A. and the hundreds of thousands of athletes who have run in Boston under his watchful eye. He was always one of the first spectators to arrive at the Marathon and the last to leave, including in 2014. He touched the event and the athletes in every way, every year. The race is diminished without him.

Mayor Menino’s support for the Boston Marathon and the B.A.A. never wavered. His leadership after the bombings which occurred on Marathon Day in 2013 resulted in the City becoming synonymous with resiliency and strength. “Boston Strong” was his hallmark, and his compassion for the family of the victims and the survivors directly led to the quick formation of The One Fund Boston. Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.

- B.A.A. President Joann E. Flaminio and B.A.A. Executive Director Thomas S. Grilk

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Cat Seeks Its Owner


    

October 30, 2014 — Healthy Paws Veterinarian Elizabeth Russell got a distress call from a client who owns her own cats, informing her that she had found an injured cat on the side of Route 9 in Westborough. Dr. Russell checked for a microchip, but found none.

         "This should be a good lesson for anyone," she said. "If there were a chip, we would have the phone number."

         Dr. Russell said they took x-rays and nothing was apparently broken, but the cat did suffer some injuries. She and her staff would like to reunite the five month-old female cat with her owner, and will keep and nurse her until Monday, when she will be able to everything on her own. At that time, she will be transferred to a shelter. If she is yours, please call 508-475-5051 to be reunited with her.

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DEVAL PATRICK ON PASSING OF MAYOR THOMAS M. MENINO

BOSTON – Thursday, October 30, 2014 – Governor Deval Patrick today released the following statement on the passing of Mayor Thomas M. Menino:

"Boston has lost a political giant, and Diane and I have lost a friend. Our hearts and prayers go out to Angela and the whole Menino family. And we thank God for the service and the life of Tom Menino."

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Hoptoberfest Raises Over $30,000 for the Renovation and Expansion of Hopkinton Public Library

 

October 28, 2014 — With the overwhelming generosity of local residents and businesses, Hopkinton Public Library Foundation’s 2nd Annual “Hoptoberfest” raised over $30,000 for the planned restoration, renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Library. Held on Friday, October 24, the sold out crowd of 300 guests enjoyed a fantastic evening of Oompah music, the Rolling Stogies mobile humidor, and samples of numerous local microbrews, name brand beers, spirits, and food from local restaurants and caterers.

All proceeds from HPLF events help to fund the Hopkinton Public Library building project. Fundraising through HPLF events and 1000 Homes has raised over $550,000 to date.

Constructed in 1895, Hopkinton Public Library was last renovated and expanded in 1967 when it was joined with the adjacent Episcopal Church, bringing the library to its current size of 5,783 square feet. On July 14, 2011, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) approved Hopkinton’s plan for the renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library. In August 2014, the MBLC awarded Hopkinton its $4.5 million provisional Library Construction Grant. Once completed, Hopkinton Public Library will provide a modern, accessible facility that meets the current and future needs of the community, while preserving and highlighting the architectural features of the beloved original 1895 building and the Episcopal Church added in 1967. The future Library will serve as an intellectual and social hub of the community by providing: ample and flexible space for gatherings and events, upgraded technology for adults and students, age appropriate Children’s and Young Adult sections, and so much more! We invite you to come build with us by joining 1000 Homes for Hopkinton. With your continued support, we can build a Library that honors our past, serves our present needs, and builds a stronger future for our community.  Contributed Content.

Health and Fitness
Time is Relative

October 29, 2014 — With the election less than a week away, supporters of Carolyn Dykema once again stake their ground at the main intersection in Hopkinton, as vehicles whiz by on their hurried trips home. The intentional time exposure is accomplished with a steady hand and a slow shutter speed of about a half-second, causing the vehicles to blur, and the bright lights to leave trails. The people were not prompted to be still, but they appear to be still in contrast to the rushing vehicles. A wide lens (17mm) adds to the ability to hold the camera steady.

       The rule of thumb for hand-holding a camera is that the shutter speed should be the inversion of the lens focal length. For example, a 200 mm lens needs, at the least, a 1/200 of a second shutter speed just to avoid hand-held camera shake. A 35 mm lens needs a 1/35 of a second shutter speed. But neither takes into account how the of movement in a scene can affect the clarity of an image.

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Progress

October 29, 2014 — Work continues to progress on East Main Street, as crews drop the surface of the roadway four feet or more below previous grade in some places. The small arrow indicates the old surface, and the larger arrow points to the newly lowered surface. The work is being done as part of the  Subdivision plan for Legacy Road*. When finished, the road will have a safer line of sight rounding the corner, which actually disappeared for a bit in both directions driving on the old road.

* This has been restated.

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Ancient Craft Practiced in Hopkinton

Devil not a belief of Witchcraft

 

by Elizabeth Eidlitz

 

[Originally published January 2, 2007] — There are nine active witches, male and female, in Hopkinton and the local area. None is a warty, green-skinned misshapen old crone with a conical black hat. None wears ruby slippers or rides a broomstick. None belongs to a coven, conducts black masses, creates magical effects with a bewitching nasal twitch, or boils small children in a cauldron brew of baby fat, snakes, bat’s blood, with decapitated and flayed toad.

Because Halloween trappings and hocus-pocus are stereotypically associated with witchcraft, some prejudice against Neopagan practitioners exists. Thus the witch I interviewed asked not to be identified.

Essential to the belief in Witchcraft is an assumption of divine forces within oneself and in nature. There are no true distinctions between self and others, or between man and nature. A mystical oneness or life force connects us to nature, allowing us to call on and manipulate natural—not supernatural—hidden forces in the world around us.

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Spring 2015
Hopkinton Girls Youth Lacrosse Registration
Grades 3-8
November 1st - November 15th
New this year! Registration is through the Hopkinton Parks & Rec Dept.
Click on their website to register: www.hopkintonrec.org

 

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Hopkinton's Center Trail

Friday, October 31 at 9:00 AM
at Main Street across from Hopkinton Lumber


The Center Trail is complete from Main Street to the Loop Road, with 0.6 Miles of Multi-use Trail Open for hiking, biking, running, etc.  Come celebrate the completion of this project with the Selectmen and State Representative Carolyn Dykema at 9:00 AM on Friday, October 31, 2014.  There will be a short presentation and we’ll take a short hike to the future Welzel Trail.  The Center Trail is Hopkinton’s first completed section of the Upper Charles Rail Trail, a planned 20mile loop, which now has 6 miles paved in Milford connecting to 4.5 miles of stone dust and packed gravel in Holliston.
(mouse over image to see finished trail, photos by Hopkinton Trail Club)

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Police Incident - Updated October 29, 2014

Emergency, dial 911, Non-emergency, dial 508-497-3401

NOTE: HopNews will begin to summarize the lesser calls as in the past.

 

Summary

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

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

6 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

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


Arrest Log

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

8:14 am Officer John Moran arrested Rudolph Valentino Cephas, 44, of Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, on Hayden Rowe Street for a Warrant and also charged him with Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Revoked as HTO and Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended, Subsequent Offense.


Incident Log

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

10:22 pm A caller reported that a vehicle was parked in a Wood Street parking lot honking its horn at other vehicles as they passed by. Two officers checked the area but did not find any vehicle honking its horn.

1:30 pm A detail officer reported that a gray van, with NH license plates, hit a stone wall on East Main Street causing front end damage and a flat tire. Two officers located the vehicle in a rear parking lot and requested a portable breathe tester. Subsequently both occupants of the vehicle were issued civil infractions for an open container and the operator was also issued one for failure to keep right.

10:56 am A walk-in spoke with Officer Stephen Buckley regarding an attempted scam.

10:41 am A walk-in reported that a resident of Elizabeth Road raked all of their yard debris into the street. The Highway Department was contacted and stated that it needed to be removed as it is a hazard on many levels. Officer David Shane responded and notified the home owner.

10:21 am A caller reported receiving a phone call from a Hopkinton resident demanding payment on money that he did not believe he owed his father.

8:14 am Officer John Moran stopped a motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street and subsequently arrested a 44 year-old male from Hopkinton for a Warrant and also charged him with Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Revoked as HTO and Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended, Subsequent Offense.

2:46 am Officer John Moran reported smelling a strong odor of natural gas on Wood Street. The gas company was notified and sent a technician out to investigate.


Monday, October 27, 2014

5:21 pm A caller reported that vehicles were parked along both sides of the roadway, causing a hazard on Main Street. Officer Arthur Schofield checked the area but was unable to find any parking violations.

3:17 pm A resident of Cole Drive reported seeing a motor vehicle drive up her street with music playing extremely loud then suspiciously pull into a wooded area for a few minutes and take off at a high rate of speed. She was also concerned because she lived in a 55 and over community and the youths in the vehicle did not live in the neighborhood. Officer William Burchard checked the area with a negative find.

12:50 pm An individual brought a checkbook into the police station that he found in Wellesley. A message was left for the owner to pick it up

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Season of the Scarecrow

October 29, 2014 — The front reception desk at the Hopkinton Senior Center is in the Halloween Spirit. Betty Brannigan and Joyce Plucker are celebrating a little early.   Photo by Lynne Hovagimyan 

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Hopkinton Police Department

Halloween Traffic Advisory

  The Hopkinton Police Department requests that all motor vehicle operators use caution on Friday October 31 during the afternoon and evening hours when children will be out trick or treating.
 
Please remember that children may be distracted going door to door or have limited vision due to their Halloween costumes. We urge all vehicle drivers to use extra caution during these hours. We also request parents accompany their children and to use flashlights or have reflective clothing on their costumes.
 
Please make this a safe and fun night for all.
 
Edward J. Lee Jr.
Chief of Police

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Future of Hopkinton

October 29, 2014 — The Planning Department along with Hopkinton's Visioning group hosted a seminar and charrette last night at the Senior Center to kick around ideas for Hopkinton's future. The seminar was conducted by consultants JM Goldson.

        The evening began with an electronic survey to determine the make up of the participants. Attendees voted anonymously and electronically by way of hand-held devices that transmitted to the computer that was presenting the questions via slideshow. The first question revealed that 66% of the 50 attendees were current or former town board or committee members.

         The second question revealed that 50% of the audience was made up of people who lived in Hopkinton 21 years or longer.

         Following the extensive survey, the group conducted a charrette, where smaller groups were formed and brainstormed to present their ideas of what is needed in Hopkinton. One of those groups focused on Downtown and commercial centers, noting the need for traffic and parking improvements. Click on the thumbnail to see what that one group thought was important. 

          Director of Land Use and Planning Elaine Lazarus said that a summary of results from the meeting will be available soon.

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TVL Champs


October 29, 2014 — The Boys Varsity Cross Country team poses following their capturing the Tri Valley League championship. Photo by John Daley.

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CAPTURED!

ACCUSED FUGITIVE SERIAL RAPIST GREGORY LEWIS IN CUSTODY IN UPSTATE NEW YORK

 

October 29, 2014 — GREGORY LEWIS, the fugitive accused serial rapist who has been the subject of a multi-state manhunt in recent weeks, was arrested shortly before midnight in the Village of Fort Edward in upstate New York. LEWIS, 26, was taken into custody by Fort Edward Village Police officers and a New York State Police trooper after the suspect tried to flee and crashed his vehicle into a river.

 

Preliminary information indicates that the NYSP trooper observed LEWIS driving with a missing license plate on his vehicle. The trooper attempted to stop the vehicle, but it fled into Fort Edward Village. The trooper notified two Fort Edward Village patrol units and together the officers began to search for the suspect vehicle.

A short time later, police received 911 calls reporting that a vehicle had crashed into a river in the Village of Fort Edward. Preliminary reports indicate that LEWIS emerged from his sinking vehicle and brandished a gun at a witness who had  heard the crash. Officers responding to the 911 calls located LEWIS at the crash scene and took him into custody. 

 

A firearm was recovered from LEWIS. The handgun matches the description of one LEWIS is accused of stealing from a family member in September. The vehicle he was driving, while still underwater, roughly matches the description of the blue Jeep Grand Cherokee he has been believed to be driving during a spree of alleged rapes, kidnappings and robberies of female escorts in North Carolina, Colorado, and Oregon and an alleged armed robbery of an escort in Indianapolis. LEWIS was also believed to have been in Idaho, Utah, and Ohio during his alleged violent spree. Police have had intelligence suggesting he was returning east, perhaps to Massachusetts, where he allegedly raped a 13-year-old Southbridge girl during the late summer.

 

LEWIS will be held without bail overnight at the Washington County (N.Y.) jail and will be arraigned tomorrow [Oct 29]  in that county as a fugitive from justice. The investigation into his alleged spree of sexual assaults and other crimes is continuing. Massachusetts authorities will seek his rendition to stand trial for the sexual assault of the Southbridge girl.

The Massachusetts State Police added LEWIS to the department's Most Wanted list several weeks ago. The state investigation into his flight from justice was led by the Massachusetts State Police and the Southbridge Police Department. 

 

The Village of Fort Edward is a community of several thousand residents on the Hudson River and the Champlain Canal, near Interstate 87. It is a short distance from the Vermont border and is approximately 50 miles northwest of Massachusetts.

 

More details about LEWIS's arrest will be released when appropriate, most likely later today. The Massachusetts State Police thank the media outlets that published and broadcast his photograph and description during the manhunt. MSP Press Release.

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Local Man Blows His Own Horn
Former Hopkinton Bugler in Very Hot 9-piece band That Won Canada-wide University Competition

 

October 28, 2014 — Upton resident Michael McCann (Photo from screenshot), a student at McGill University in Montreal, is a trumpet player in a 9-piece band called Busty and the Bass, an apparent play on the Disney movie name with a similar cadence. The band just won first place in a Canada-wide college musical competition. 

         Michael became known to Hopkinton residents, and especially its veterans, for being the bugler and playing Taps with a live bugle at their monthly memorials since he was12 years-old.

          Now a student at McGill, Michael has earned his part playing trumpet in a very high energy and innovative funk and soul band. See their website and download their music for listening. All of the music on the EP is original except the last cover song.

         There were 280 bands to start the competition. They were then narrowed down to 100, 10 and 5 by voting. The winner was selected from the top 5 by a panel of judges.

          The music has a huge WOW!!!! factor, and this coming from a writer who admonishes anyone who uses more than one exclamation point to express enthusiasm. They have produced a pretty slick sounding and looking video (below), but be cautioned, there is a scatological reference you don't want the baby to hear, lest he or she might repeat it at Thanksgiving dinner. Please be informed by the video below, played on external speakers for the best sound:

 


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A USO Christmas
December 5 & 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm
at the Hopkinton High School Auditorium

Enter Stage Left Theater revives its popular A USO Christmas following its first successful rendition in 2012.
A USO Christmas pays homage to the USO shows of the 1940s, containing tributary acts inspired by all of the era’s greatest entertainers!

This year’s show will feature many memorable, popular Big Band songs from the War years, along with great arrangements of Christmas favorites. Bob Hope will again welcome the stars as they perform for you from 1944 Britain, and The Children’s Ensemble is back, singing patriotic songs and Christmas Carols to the delight of audiences young and old.
Help veterans get reduced tickets: IndieGoGo Campaign
See clips from  a HopNews presentation of a previous ESL USO show, below:
 
Health and Fitness
Girls Win Tournament Berth with Tie

October 28, 2014 — The Hiller Girls Soccer team  secured a tournament berth with a 0-0 tie against Westwood Monday night. The entire team played with heart and determination! Go Hillers! Photo by Claire Delaney

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Worcester County Recently Targeted by “Virtual Kidnappers” and IRS Scam

Over approximately the past week, State Police in Worcester County have received a rash of complaints involving “Virtual Kidnappers” and IRS scams which resulted in at least two victims paying out more than $10,000.00 to the scammers.

Information collected in an ongoing investigation by Trooper Brian Pearl indicates that on October 25, 2014, The State Police Barracks in Sturbridge received two reports of what is known as a “virtual kidnapping”. In both of these cases, the caller, who was believed to be a Hispanic male, claimed to have a relative of the person in his trunk and threatened to kill the relative if financial demands were not met. Two days prior, the State Police Barracks in Brookfield received a similar complaint.

On October 25, 2014, New Braintree Dispatch reported that they had received a report of a similar scam, this one involving a caller who pretended to be a bail bondsman, telling the victim that her grandson was in jail and he needed bail money. The scammer went so far as to put a person on the phone with the victim who pretended to be the grandson.

Trooper Pearl also received numerous reports of people who received phone calls from someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The caller, who was reported to be a male with an Indian accent, stated that the victims had delinquent IRS fees amounting to several thousand dollars.  He then threatened that if the fees were not paid by the end of the day, an arrest warrant would issue.

The public should be aware that these callers can often “spoof” legitimate telephone numbers, making it look like a legitimate call on your caller ID. The IRS is well aware of this scam and can be reached at 800-829-1040.  The FBI has also provided information on their website regarding these scams –http://www.fbi.gov/sanantonio/press-releases/2014/virtual-kidnapping-extortion-calls-on-the-rise.

— MSP PressRelease

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The TCAN Players present “Deathtrap” (thriller) by Ira Levin
November 7-9, 14-16, 2014
The Center for Arts in Natick,
14 Summer Street, Natick

Murder is in the wind in the TCAN Players production of “Deathtrap,” November 7-16, as Sidney Bruhl writes a new thriller. Or does he? (L to R: Robert Slotnick, Laura Steele, Greg White, Tom Powers, and Kathy Lague.

 

October 28, 2014 — A down-on-his-luck playwright sees the opportunity to claim a student’s work as his own through devious and deadly means, in the TCAN Players’ production of “Deathtrap,” which opens at The Center for Arts in Natick on November 7.

The cast includes Laura Steele of Hopkinton. Laura is well known on and off stage at TCAN, first appearing on stage in the 2005 production of To Kill a Mockingbird and directing Anne of Green Gables in2008. TCAN audiences will remember her as one of the two sweetly homicidal sisters in the Players’ 2009 production of Arsenic and Old Lace with fellow Deathtrap cast member Kathy Lague. Laura acted in professional training seminars for KGA Associates in Framingham for five years, and taught acting classes for children and teens in Hopkinton and Holliston. For six years, she managed marketing and development for TCAN. She and her husband David are now busily retired.

Homicide and humor play a deadly game of cat and mouse for Sidney Bruhl, a once successful writer of Broadway thrillers, as he seeks to break his dry spell. Sidney’s fortunes appear to turn when one of his students shares a brilliant new script, and he decides to set a trap to snare the script as his own. The plot twists its way to a dramatic and startling conclusion.

Deathtrap played in Boston before heading to Broadway for a four-year run in 1978. It was nominated for a Tony award and was later made into a film with Christopher Reeve and Michael Caine. While it is writer Ira Levin’s best-known play, his novels include Rosemary’s Baby, The Stepford Wives, and The Boys from Brazil.Tickets are available at the box office (508.647.0097) or www.natickarts.org . The Center for Arts is at 14 Summer Street, Natick, in a restored 1875 firehouse. The theatre is wheelchair accessible.

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2014 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from October 20, 2014 - October 27, 2014
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo

Address

Buyer

Price

Date

Seller

Hopkinton

18 Ridge Road

Venugopal Pittala, Deepika Pabbathi

$708,500

Oct. 24, 2014

Sean A. Toomer, Kelly C. Toomer

103 Wood Street

Pamela Campagna

$603,000

Oct. 24, 2014

Daniel Aho, Wood Nominee Trust

31 Frostpane Lane unit 67

Dara B. Gough

$476,970

Oct. 23, 2014

Pulte Homes of New England LLC

1 Cross Street

Bryan M. Rizza

$292,000

Oct. 20, 2014

Charlotte B. Fargo, Kathryn L. Hamilton,
George A. Fargo, George A. Fargo Revocable Trust

Ashland

17 Stagecoach Drive

Sean P. O'Brien, Emily O'Brien

$389,000

Oct. 27, 2014

William H. Lane, Annamaria Lane

3 High Street Extension

James A. Diamond, Kate L. Diamond

$430,000

Oct. 24, 2014

O'Brien Family Irrevocable Trust, Thomas C. O'Brien
Margaret M. O'Brien

126 Meeting House Path unit D

Jeanne Marie Jacobson

$235,500

Oct. 24, 2014

Ann Moreno

167 Myrtle Street

BHR Development LLC

$167,000

Oct. 22, 2014

Wells Fargo Bank, Option One Mortgage
Loan Trust 2007-FXD1

6 Queen Isabella Way unit D

Yao He

$376,500

Oct. 20, 2014

Louisiana Purchase Realty LLC

Southborough

52 Atwood Road

Peter Dupuis, Kathleen Dupuis

$560,000

Oct. 24, 2014

Dara B. Gough, Lee Gough

13 Rockpoint Road

Jeffrey Manzella, Leah Zenaty

$290,000

Oct. 24, 2014

Jonathan R. Fitch, Christine K. Fitch

171 Parkerville Road

Bartolini Properties LLC

$290,000

Oct. 22, 2014

Madeline M. Heine

Upton

48 Old Grafton Road

Vicki L. Richard, Glen A. Cote

$323,000

Oct. 27, 2014

David C. Pranga, Christina Pranga

140 Glen Avenue

Lori-Beth Seymour

$245,000

Oct. 24, 2014

Jay Gentili, Cheri Gentili

110D Main Street

Raymond Garceau, Julie Garceau

$110,000

Oct. 21, 2014

Kenneth R. Spurling, Vilma P. Spurling

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Police Incident - Updated October 27, 2014

Emergency, dial 911, Non-emergency, dial 508-497-3401

NOTE: HopNews will begin to summarize the lesser calls as in the past.


   Summary

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

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

3 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

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


Incident Log

Sunday, October 26, 2014

5:28 pm A Spring Street resident reported that she has been watching a neighbor's home while he was away and stated seeing a male and female take items from his shed and put them in their truck. Two officers responded and advised that the home owner arrived on scene and stated that everything checked out ok.

1:45 pm A motorist reported that she was driving on West Main Street when a black pickup truck pulled out in front of her with its tailgate open and glass in the back when the glass spilled out into the roadway. She stated that she drove over the glass and by the time she arrived at her destination in Milford she had a flat tire. Officer Gregg DeBoer checked the area to the Upton Line, but could not find any broken glass in the street.

11:38 am A caller reported hearing gunshots in the woods off of Spring Street and Hill Street. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and stood by for several minutes but did not hear any shooting.

10:51 am A walk-in spoke with Officer David Shane regarding harassment by phone calls.

10:47 am A resident of Carriage Hill Road was upset about a vehicle parking on his street and requested an officer find out why they park there. Officer David Shane spoke with the operator who stated that he stops there to make phone calls on his way home from work.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

11:07 pm A Davis Road resident reported hearing a single gunshot near the house. Three officers checked the area and advised that all seemed to quite.

12:30 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer David Shane regarding fraud.

11:25 am A caller from Florida reported that after checking the camera's at his home on McNeil Circle from his iPad he stated seeing a man on his back porch at approximately 10:55 am. Officer Gregg DeBoer checked the house and advised that landscapers were just there.

11:08 am A 911 caller reported that she passed a female, driving a Buick, on Ash Street and after doing so the driver of the Buick became aggressive, tailgated her and then approached her after pulling over.

10:04 am A motorist reported that he was driving behind a Uhaul truck with a trailer and no brake lights. The Milford Police Department advised that they stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator.

9:53 am A caller reported that there was a truck and trailer unloading something on Hayden Rowe Street, blocking traffic. Officer David Shane responded and stated that they were wrapping up.

9:27 am A walk-in spoke with Officer David Shane regarding someone stealing a lawn ornament off of his property.


Friday, October 24, 2014

9:45 pm A motorist reported that an aggressive driver was tailgating and passing vehicles on the double yellow line on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area but could not locate the vehicle.

4:43 pm A 911 caller reported being run off of the roadway on West Main Street by a large commercial vehicle.

4:10 pm A 911 caller reported seeing a suspicious vehicle parked in a strange parking area on Ash Street several times recently. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area with a negative find on the vehicle.

4:05 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil spoke with a resident of East Main Street for advice on a neighbor problem.

4:00 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Gregg DeBoer regarding credit card fraud.

3:39 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Gregg DeBoer regarding a check scam.

12:58 pm A caller from Weybridge Lane reported that a suspicious motor vehicle was parked in front of her neighbor's house. Two officers responded and advised that the individual was a visiting nurse with a client in the area.

11:16 am A Hayward Street resident reported that a mangy fox who was walking strange and seemed sick was in his yard. Officer Thomas Griffin responded and stated that the fox ran off into the woods.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

1:23 pm Two officers checked the woods off of Hayward Street for a suspicious person with a negative find.

11:28 am A female caller from West Elm Street reported that her wide platinum band with mini diamonds and Tory Birch reading glasses had gone missing.

7:53 am A resident of Downey Street reported that the port-a-potty at the house across from him blew over. The company was contacted and notified.

7:16 am A caller from East Main Street reported that the tires on his girlfriend's car had been flattened.

6:12 am A caller from Kimball Road reported that their driver's license and FID card were missing but was unsure if they were stolen.

6:06 am A motorist reported that a tree was leaning on power lines on Oakhurst Road. Officer John Moran responded and marked the area with caution tape and cones. The electrical company was notified.

5:36 am A caller reported that a tree was pulling power lines down on Park Street. Officer John Moran checked the area with a negative find.

2:00 am Officer Jacob Campbell reported that the road was flooded on Commonwealth Avenue. The Highway Department was notified.

1:31 am Officer John Moran advised that approximately twelve inches of flood water was blocking east traffic on Wood Street. The Highway Department was notified.

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Manhunt Ongoing for GREGORY LEWIS

 

October 27, 2014 — The Massachusetts State Police, Southbridge Police, and partner law enforcement agencies today continue their search for GREGORY J. LEWIS, 26, who is charged with the sexual assault of a Southbridge, Mass., girl and is wanted in connection with a spree of other sexual assaults, kidnappings, and armed robberies in multiple states across the country. State Police today are releasing the following updated information.

  1. LEWIS may be driving eastward from the Midwest. Intelligence indicates he was in the Columbus, Ohio area yesterday evening. In previous days, he was in the Indianapolis area. Prior to that, LEWIS is believed to have been in Denver in early October and in Portland, Ore., around Oct. 13, in the area of Boise, Idaho on Oct. 14, and in Salt Lake City around Oct. 17.

  2. LEWIS has committed or suspected of committing at least six sexual assaults in various states since he fled Massachusetts in September. Several of his victims are women employed by escort services whom LEWIS arranged to meet at local hotels. The victims have been handcuffed, threatened with a gun, robbed, and sexually assaulted.

  3. LEWIS is believed to be driving the dark blue 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee that was previously described to the public. Some new details about the vehicle: it has fog lights in the front, alloy wheel rims, and may have a sticker on the center of the rear bumper below the license plate (although he may have removed the sticker). We believe he had attached stolen Idaho plates at one time but those plates may have since been replaced, so the type of plate on the vehicle is undetermined at this time. An image of a representative vehicle is included below.

  4. The surveillance photos below show LEWIS in recent days. A very recent description of him subsequent to those photos indicated he was clean shaven; he may or may not currently have facial hair.

  5. The State Police Commonwealth Fusion Center has coordinated release of information about LEWIS to every other Fusion Center in the country. As well, State Police have issued BOLO (Be On the Look Out) alerts to law enforcement agencies today containing the intelligence that he may be moving eastward.

LEWIS is armed and dangerous and should not be approached by members of the public. Anyone seeing him should call 911 immediately, and anyone with information on his whereabouts should call the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section at 1-800-KAPTURE. MSP Release

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