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Incident Logs Updated today, July 27, 2015

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



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

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

28 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

3 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

9 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Incident Log

Sunday, July 26, 2015

9:44 pm An officer spoke with an individual on Cedar Street.

4:29 pm An officer spoke with an individual regarding a violation of a town by-law.

3:32 pm A Blueberry Lane resident reported lost property.

2:18 pm Officers responded to West Main Street for a report of a missing person.

12:00 pm An officer assisted a person on Mayhew Street.

6:35 am An officer responded to Ridge Road to check the area for suspicious activity.

5:34 am A caller from Ridge Road reported an incident of vandalism.

12:34 am Officers responded to Winter Street for a report of a missing person.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

11:20 pm An officer spoke with an operator on Main Street regarding a traffic complaint.

9:32 pm An officer checked the area of West Main Street for a report of a disturbance.

9:05 pm A resident of Leons Way reported suspicious activity. An officer checked the area with a negative find.

4:47 pm A caller complained about a motor vehicle on Cedar Street Extension. An officer checked the area with a negative find.

4:36 pm An officer issued a motor vehicle a parking citation on Wood Street.

4:31 pm A Spring Street resident reported suspicious activity.

4:13 pm An officer issued a motor vehicle a parking ticket on Rafferty Road.

3:44 pm An officer checked the area of Bridgeton Way in regards to a complaint from a resident.

1:38 pm An officer spoke with an operator on Summer Street regarding a parking complaint.

Friday, July 24, 2015

10:22 pm A caller reported finding someone's property on Hayden Rowe Street.

9:53 pm A Thayer Heights Road resident reported vandalism. An officers responded to write a report.

9:03 pm An officer assisted an individual on Briarcliff Drive.

12:33 pm A female homeowner from Lyn Path reported suspicious activity over the past few weeks by the former homeowner.

10:13 am A motorist complained about trucks blocking the roadway on Church Street. Officer Thomas Griffin responded and spoke with them.

12:45 am A resident of Andrea Drive reported seeing a suspicious motor vehicle parked on the street. Two officers responded and spoke with the operator.

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2015 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from July 20, 2015 - July 27, 2015
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
Winter Street Vascen J. Bogigian, Pamela K. Bogigian $4,800 July 27, 2015 Dennis A. Carlson, Carolyn M. Carlson,
Carolyn M. Carlson Family Trust I
14 Fenton Street Justin Davis, Hannah O. Daly $265,000 July 24, 2015 Patricia A. Grass, Irene Grass Realty Trust
3 Longwood Drive Kevin J. McCullough Jr., Elizabeth A. McCullough $642,500 July 24, 2015 Scott L. Davis, Marguerite Giguere-Davis
31 Briarcliff Drive Hari Bharat Kalagara, Lakshmi Pushyami Valluripalli $559,000 July 24, 2015 Mark K. Dickason, Linda G. Diskason,
Linda G. Dickason Nominee Trust
15 Claflin Avenue Town of Hopkinton $299,900 July 24, 2015 Raymond L. Davis, Kathleen A. Davis
11 Grove Street 11 Grove Street Properties LLC $384,200 July 23, 2015 JBJ Grove Street LLC
3 Lorigan Road Kimberley A. Emberg, Heath D. Emberg $310,000 July 22, 2015 Caitlin Ann Donnelly
29 Rocky Woods Road Girish Sheelvant, Sailaja Bandi $665,000 July 21, 2015 John L. Carroll, Carol C. Crawley
6 Canterbury Lane Ganfeng Wu, Rui Kang $828,000 July 21, 2015 Denis Schrier, Linda Schrier
5 Leman Lane unit A Stephen Hung $274,000 July 21, 2015 Alice Reilly
2 Greystone Lane Sarah Slottje, Spencer Slottje $670,000 July 21, 2015 Jared J. Welsh II, Gail E. Welsh
16 Trevor Lane unit 8 Joseph A. Litavis, Kathy-Lynne Clark $487,500 July 21, 2015 Ganfeng Wu, Rui Kang
17 Birch Hill Road LRB Acquisition LLC $220,600 July 27, 2015 Fannie Mae, Federal National Mortgage Association
15 America Boulevard unit 39D John D. Norton, Mary A. Norton $308,574 July 27, 2015 HSBC Bank USA
15 Stonybrook Drive Sergey Katalichenko, Antonina Yaskovich Katalichenko $581,000 July 24, 2015 Kenneth D. Klint, Sharon B. Klint
59 Mountaingate Road Joshua Steckler $245,200 July 22, 2015 Garrett A. Schubert, Elizabeth R. Schubert
64 Alqonquin Trail unit A Lois J. Gould $286,500 July 21, 2015 Panorea V. Pavlogou
14 Stagecoach Drive Leah Saper, Oran Bradley $442,500 July 21, 2015 Lois J. Gould, Elise Pepin, Gould Family Trust,
Keith Pepin
135-137 Concord Street Abigail J. Forshay $257,000 July 20, 2015 Kenneth R. Schafer
165 Southville Road Justin McCarthy, Elizabeth McCarthy $295,000 July 24, 2015 Karen R. Lindquist
11 Leonard Drive Donna Santamaria $381,800 July 24, 2015 Nelson Mariona, Gina Mariona
16 Wood Street Mark Guitierrez, Rebecca A. Guitierrez $540,000 July 22, 2015 Edward Watkinson, Hazel E. Watkinson
4 Blueberry Lane unit X4 Jeanne Gregory $295,000 July 21, 2015 George L. Daboul, Emma Abu Daboul-Hanna
223 Parkerville Road Ian M. Parks, Deborah M. Parks $342,000 July 21, 2015 Glenn M. Willman Jr., Sharon A. Willman
19 Brook Lane Christian Arroyo, Kristina Arroyo $335,000 July 21, 2015 Jeanne M. Gregory
65 Old Grafton Road Marc Crosier, Natalie Crosier $455,000 July 23, 2015 Troy J. McElreath, Jeanne T. McElreath


No Generation Gap Here

July 27, 2015 -  The "Awesome Brother" above shows off his moves, while another generation enjoys Twist and Shout, below, performed by the professional band Times Square at the Hopkinton Common early last evening. Choose a thumbnail to enlarge.


The Real Thing


July 26, 2015 - John Daley has recently returned from four days at the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary, a 200 square mile wildlife sanctuary created by the state of Alaska in 1967, and shares this photo, one of several he took.  The two bears are in an actual fight, Mr. Daley states. The sanctuary protects the largest concentration of wild brown bears in the world.  It is about 250 miles southwest of Anchorage and requires a float plane (and high tide) to get there.

Family  Stuff


Times Square
Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.)

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Children's entertainment with Barn Babies Petting Zoo

Heroin Trafficking, Gun Possession Charges in Taunton


On July 22, 2015 at about 11:45 p.m., Troopers Paul Dunderdale and David Walczak, assigned to the Troop D Community Action Team, were conducting an investigation on Summer Street in the city of Taunton. At that time, they were attempting to locate a suspect who had assaulted a trooper earlier in the evening. While outside of their cruiser, the troopers observed a white Chevrolet Malibu traveling slowly past their location and believed that the operator resembled the assault suspect. When the troopers attempted to make contact with this operator, he took off at a high rate of speed.

Troopers Dunderdale and Walczak caught up with the vehicle in the Mechanics Bank parking lot on Summer Street. Upon approaching the operator, the troopers observed him to engage in dangerous movements. They subsequently determined that the operator was in possession of a quantity of a substance believed to be heroin, as well as a silver, Raven Arms .25 Caliber firearm.

The operator, who was not the suspect from the previous assault, was identified as HECTOR RODRIGUEZ, 29, of Taunton. He was placed under arrest on the following charges:
1. Use of a Firearm While Committing a Felony
2. Trafficking in Heroin
3. Operating with a Suspended/Revoked Registration – Subsequent Offense
4. Speeding
5. Marked Lanes Violation

RODRIGUEZ was booked at the State Police Barracks in Middleboro and then transported to the Bristol County Jail House where he was held on $25,000.00 bail pending his arraignment in Taunton District Court.

Personal Services 
You-don't-see-this-every-day Department

July 25, 2015 - While the humans and animals were exercising and eating at Hopkinton State Park this afternoon, this ant was doing much the same, carrying the abdomen of a bee to a hideaway in the retaining wall of the dam, after struggling to balance it for transport. The other parts of the bee were nowhere to be seen.

Health and Fitness

Mary Beth (Marquedant) Korbey, 50


Mary Beth (Marquedant) Korbey passed away peacefully at home on July 25, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born May 25, 1965 to Joseph D. and Charlotte (Hazen) Marquedant, she recently celebrated her 50th birthday. She was a member of the Hopkinton High School Class of 1983, where she was a standout athlete and one of the first inductees into the Hopkinton High Athletic Hall of Fame. She attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she received a full scholarship as a walk-on point guard for the UMass Women's basketball team and graduated with a degree in sports management.

Mary has been a successful real estate broker in the Metrowest area since 1992, most recently working out of the Re/Max Executive Realty office in Hopkinton. She was a longstanding member of the Hopkinton Education Foundation where she was able to fundraise for innovative educational programs. She also gave countless hours to the Hopkinton Basketball Association where, in addition to occupying various board positions, she coached all three of her children in their recreation and travel leagues for many years. She will be remembered by her children, as well as the many dozens of other kids she coached, as an energetic, positive role model on and off the court, teaching kids as much about how to be good people as well as to be good teammates and players.

Survivors include her husband Michael with whom she would have celebrated her 24th wedding anniversary this October, her three beautiful children, Mikala, Cooper and Calli, her father Joseph D. Marquedant, her 4 brothers, David Marquedant (Kathleen), Joseph P. Marquedant (Heidi), Robert Marquedant (Lynn), Stephen Marquedant (Jeanne), her sister Carol Ouellette (Dean), the Korbey family, Kate, Mitchell Jr. (Diane), Mitchell III, Kelsey (Joseph Commare) and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins who will miss her dearly. She was predeceased by her mother Charlotte who died in 2012.

Calling hours will be handled by Chesmore Funeral Home with a wake at St. John's Parish Center located at 20 Church Street Hopkinton, MA on Tuesday, July 28th from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Church on July 29th at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be kindly accepted to the Korbey Children Support Trust, located at the Middlesex Savings Bank, 10 Main Street in Hopkinton, MA 01748.

Temporary  Surge

July 25, 2015 - It appears from the view from the HopNews webcam at 7:30 am today that all of the parking spaces within view are filled, necessitating an urban type of "space-saver" barrel in front of the Lovely Lady Salon. This photo comes on the heels of an offer by Crosspoint Associates, publicized here late yesterday afternoon, for people to use its parking lot at the former Colella's for Downtown purposes. It may have been too late for members of the Running Club, who are likely the ones filling the spaces, to learn of the offer and take advantage of it.

           Patrons of the salon are unlikely candidates for the offer, because many of them are elderly and need a nearby space. 


Anti-CVS Group Files Appeal to Board of Appeals


A press release by the anti-CVS group follows, in part:

"The No CVS Committee filed an appeal on July 23, 2015 from the issuance of a building permit to the new tenant of 61 Main Street, formerly Colella's.  The No CVS committee has also retained an attorney to represent the interests of concerned citizens during the appeal process. The next step will be the hearing before the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) scheduled for September 9th at 7:15pm."

Family  Stuff



 Positively Hopkinton

Finding Parking Inconvenient Downtown?

Park at Colella's Lot if Need Be, says Crosspoint

Crosspoint Associates, the developer that has purchased the former Colella's Supermarket and acquired a lease from CVS for 20 years, is offering to help solve a problem that they believe exists in the Downtown: not enough parking.


They are offering the former Colella's parking lot to shoppers in the Downtown, who might like to park conveniently and walk to another location in the Downtown. Please note, however, that the lights at Colella's go out at 10:00 p.m., the latest  closing time for businesses in the area. In addition, please note also that the Colella family continues to operate the liquor department.


A representative for Crosspoint said things might change once CVS opens and it is determined how many spaces they will need dedicated to people shopping there.


But for now, the invitation from Crosspoint Associates has no limit.


August 4, 2015 (5:00pm to 8:00pm)
Hopkinton Middle School

What is National Night Out?

National Night Out is an opportunity for community members of all ages to come together to strengthen neighborhood spirit, support local crime prevention, build police-community partnerships and just have fun! This is a national event happening in communities like ours.

What Does the Evening Include?

Hopkinton’s National Night Out has table exhibits, interactive safety demonstrations, food, live music, children’s games, face painting, bouncy house, dunk tank and more!

I Can’t Make It. How Can I Show My Support for Local Crime Prevention?

We’re sorry we won’t see you but there is something you can do to show your support. After the event, from 9pm to 11pm, we ask that you turn on your porch light to show Hopkinton’s solidarity in preventing crime!

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Incident Logs Updated today, July 24, 2015

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



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, person, or outside Police agency.

19 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

3 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

5 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

2 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

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


Arrest Log

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

11:58 pm Officer John Corridan arrested Michael Anthony Torosian, 22, of Eastview Road, Hopkinton, on Eastview Road and charged him with Speeding, OUI Liquor, 2nd Offense and Malicious Destruction of Property Under $250.

4:27 pm Officer John Moran arrested Jose A. Delgado III, 22, of Main Street, Upton, on East Main Street and charged him with Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Marked Lanes Violatioin.

Incident Log

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

11:58 pm A resident of Eastview Road reported that their son left the house in a vehicle and was thought to be intoxicated. Two officers responded and subsequently arrested a 22 year-old male from Hopkinton and charged him with Speeding, OUI Liquor, 2nd Offense and Malicious Destruction of Property Under $250.

7:20 pm Two callers complained about youths being by the rope swing on Lakeshore Drive. Officer Peter Booth spoke with two individuals coming out of the woods who stated that they texted their friends to leave the area.

7:13 pm A Granite Street resident reported that a vehicle had been parked on his property for hours. Sgt. John Porter checked the area with a negative find.

5:46 pm A caller reported that his daughter was running on Greenwood Road and stated seeing the front door of a residence open but it appeared that no one was home. The home owner was contacted and stated that they were all home.

4:40 pm A caller from Greystone Lane reported that there was a suspicious motor vehicle across the street from him with the back window smashed out. Sgt. John Porter checked the area with a negative find.

4:27 pm A Framingham Police Officer requested to stop an erratic operator on Main Street. Sgt. John Porter granted permission and subsequently a 22 year-old male from Upton was arrested and charged him Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Marked Lanes Violation.

8:08 am A caller reported a motor vehicle accident with personal injury on Spring Street. Three officers responded to assist and advised that the operator was transported to the hospital.

6:47 am A female caller reported a road rage incident that happened earlier this morning for the second time with the same individual at the same location on West Main Street.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

10:40 pm A 911 caller from Gibbon Road reported that someone had broken into their house. Three officers responded and wrote a report.

7:28 pm A resident reported illegal dumping on Elizabeth Road. Sgt. Scott vanRaalten checked the area and advised that they were dumped next to a dumpster.

7:24 pm A Walcott Valley Drive resident reported theft of prescription drugs. Officer Peter Booth responded to write a report.

6:46 pm A caller reported that youths were trespassing at a known party spot on Lakeshore Drive. Two officers responded and removed the youths from the area.

5:34 pm Officer William Burchard spoke with a resident of Greystone Lane regarding an incident of fraud.

4:57 pm A motorist reported seeing an abandoned purse on the side of Route 85 in Milford. The Milford Police Department was notified.

3:54 pm A 911 caller reported an erratic operator on Route 495 northbound. The State Police were notified.

3:42 pm A Woodview Way resident reported having a neighbor complaint. Two officers responded and spoke with both parties involved.

3:03 pm A caller reported having an altercation with two youths at the end of Lakeshore Drive. Officer Peter Booth advised that he spoke the youths involved and issued the operator a civil infraction for no front license plate.

1:44 pm Sgt. Joseph Bennett spoke with a resident of Lakeshore Drive regarding an area at the end of the street.

1:38 pm A resident of Hillcrest Drive spoke with Officer Thomas Griffin regarding a speeding complaint.

Health and Fitness


13 year-old Bailey went out for a walk and he never came back,

His owner has a hungry heart,

If you see him, please give him a place to rest,

But he wants his home.

Call Sophia Vernovsky
  at 617-417-7691 to reunite them.

Personal Services 
Chase Begins on Route 495 in Marlborough

July 24, 2015 — Yesterday afternoon at approximately 3:02 p.m., the State Police Holden Barracks received a report from a Worcester County Deputy Sheriff of a vehicle traveling erratically and at high speeds on Interstate 495 in Marlborough and the vehicle had just exited and is now westbound on Interstate 290.

Trooper Luis Rodriguez was stationary on I-290 near exit 22 in Shrewsbury when he observed the described vehicle pass his location at a speed higher than the posted limit of 65. Trooper Rodriguez attempted to stop the vehicle, which it did not. The vehicle, a 2007 Dodge Caliber accelerated to over 100 mph, changing lanes to pass vehicles, including driving in the breakdown lane.

As the vehicle approached a congested construction zone, on I-290 near College Square in Worcester, the pursuit was terminated. The driver, later identified as NATHAN A. DORAN, 25, of Manchester New Hampshire, continued to maneuver through traffic. Other troopers then observed the vehicle on Route 20 westbound in Auburn.

As DORAN approached troopers stopped on Route 20, he exited the westbound lanes and began driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of Route 20 in the town of Oxford, approaching the Charlton town line. An attempt was made with a tire deflation device to disable the vehicle. DORAN continued westbound until troopers were able to position their cruisers until he could no longer continue traveling.

DORAN was placed under arrest. DORAN was transported to the Holden Barracks for booking. DORAN was charged with the following offenses:
2.Failure to stop for police
3.Negligent operation of a motor vehicle
4.Wanton destruction of property, over $250
5.Resisting arrest
6.Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle
7.State Highway – Wrong way violation
8.Fail to drive in the right lane
9.Marked lanes violation
10.Breakdown lane violation

DORAN was held on $1,000 bail pending his arraignment in Worcester District Court.


Historical Commission to Review Projects


Above, the so-called McFarland-Sanger House in 2009 after the installation of a new roof.


July 28, 2015 - Room 211 Town Hall

7:30 PM Stone Bridge Work Update
1. The Commission will receive an update on the work being done to the stone bridge on Route 85.

7:45 PM Toll House Update
2. The Commission will discuss any next steps based off the Preservation Massachusetts

8:00 PM McFarland-Sanger House Update
3. The commission will discuss an update on the McFarland-Sanger House.

8:15 PM Lake Whitehall Gatehouse Update
4. The commission will discuss an update on the Town accepting the Whitehall
Gatehouse and town staff with request a liaison from the HHC on this project.

8:30 PM Minutes
5. The Commission will review and approve or minutes.

8:30 PM Liaison Reports
6. a. Stone Bridge updates


Bedford Home Invasion Suspect Arraigned

WOBURN – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Bedford Police Chief Robert Bongiorno have announced that Vini Proeung, 20, of Lowell, was arraigned today in Concord District Court on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault to maim, armed and masked robbery, home invasion, use of a firearm in a felony, and possession of a firearm without a license. Judge Sabita Singh ordered Proeung held without bail until a dangerousness hearing on Tuesday, July 28, and took a motion by the Commonwealth to revoke bail in a pending Lowell District Court case under advisement.

“While this is still an active and ongoing investigation, we believe this defendant took part in a home invasion in Bedford and participated in an assault on three people who were inside,” said District Attorney Ryan. “Those victims are still recovering from their injuries which included a victim being shot.”

“This was an extremely unusual incident for Bedford. Bedford is a safe, family-oriented town that consistently ranks as one of the safest communities in the nation,” Police Chief Bongiorno said. “So when someone decides to violate the peace of the evening in our community, we will act very swiftly and aggressively to send a message that this kind of behavior will simply not be tolerated.”

On July 22, at approximately 2 a.m., the Bedford Police Department arrived at a residence on North Road in Bedford and found a man outside injured who told officers that other people were injured inside due to a home invasion. Three individuals were transported to a hospital. Officers recovered a shotgun which they believe is connected to this incident.

Proeung is the only individual who has been charged in connection with this incident.

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

This incident is being investigated by the Bedford Police Department and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

Family  Stuff


Marion E. Burke, 92

Marion E. Burke, 92, of Connecticut and formerly of Hopkinton, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015 in Connecticut. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.


5th annual Thomas Weaver Memorial Event


You are cordially invited to join Hopkinton High School's alumni and current students for an afternoon to celebrate the memory of Tommy Weaver, an optimistic, loving, and inspirational HHS graduate who lost his battle with brain cancer in 2010. 


The 5th annual Thomas Weaver Memorial alumni lacrosse game, which will be held from 2-4pm on August 22nd at the Fruit Street Field complex in Hopkinton (66 Fruit Street), is a lacrosse match between the HHS boys varsity team and HHS alumni athletes who played on the varsity team. B+ (Be Positive!) apparel and decals will be sold at the event and admission will be $3 per person, with all proceeds going to the Thomas Patrick Weaver Memorial Fund for scholarships to benefit HHS graduates, cancer research, and support of organizations/people in need.


 We hope to see friends of Tom to share their memories and remember the great young man that he was, alumni to reconnect with fellow classmates, and those who never knew Tom - to learn about the power of a positive attitude and to see how Tom's outlook on life has affected those around him in such an incredible way! Join us for a fun day of lacrosse but, more importantly, a day of positivity!


Any questions about the event may be directed to Samuel MacDonald via email at: Samuelmcmacdonald@gmail.com"

No Injuries

July 23, 2015 - No injuries were reported in this single-car crash on Spring Street yesterday that closed the road until repairs could be completed.
Personal Services 

MSP Cruiser Believed Fired Upon


July 23, 2015 - The investigation into a gunshot believed fired at a marked State Police cruiser is ongoing.

This morning at approximately 2:20 a.m., a marked state police cruiser was on patrol in the vicinity of Forbes Road and Route 140 in the town of Foxboro, a short distance from the Mansfield line. The Trooper heard a loud noise that came from behind the cruiser as he was approaching a traffic signal. The Trooper saw a large amount of white smoke in the vicinity of the are from where he heard this noise, just several feet from the cruiser.

The Trooper reversed direction and observed a white male wearing light colored clothing in the wood line. The person stood up and ran into the woods.

A search of the area revealed discovery of the black powder rifle and other items believed to have been dropped by this subject. An extensive search of the immediate area for the suspect was conducted by the State Police, Mansfield Police and Foxboro Police with negative results.

If anyone was in that area and may have seen this person, or if they have any information in regard to this case, they are urged to call the State Police at 508-543-8550; the Foxboro Police at or 508-543-4343; or the Mansfield Police at 508-261-7301.

Health and Fitness

Retirement Party and Dinner Honoring Pat O'Brien


After 32 dedicated and honorable years of service to the Town of Hopkinton Police Department Patrick K. O'Brien is retiring. Pat has been a staple for the Hopkinton Police Department holding positions as Patrolman, Detective and Sergeant. Some feel he is our poster child too.


Please join us at the Woodville Rod and Gun Club on August 22, 2015 from 6p to 11p for a casual retirement party and dinner with a cash bar. Tickets are $18.00 per person and can be purchased from Lt. Chuck Wallace (days M-F), Sgt. Tim Brennan (midnights shift), or Officer Phil Powers (days M-F) by calling 508-497-3401 and following the options.


If you have any questions please email Sgt. Brennan at tbrennan@hopkintonpd.org .


Woman and Child Rescued on Mount Sugarloaf


July 22, 2015 - This evening, a woman and her 4-year-old child spent nearly two hours lost on Mount Sugarloaf in Deerfield before being rescued by state and local police.

The woman called 911 at about 8:00 p.m. when she became lost was unable to navigate her way off the mountain. State and local police responded to the area where she was believed to be and began sounding their sirens in an attempt to discern her location. According to the woman, the sirens sounded faint. A Massachusetts State Police helicopter responded to the area and was able to locate the woman, who signaled the helicopter using the flashlight on her cell phone.

The helicopter crew then directed state and local police to her location. The woman and her child were escorted out of the woods just before 10:00 p.m. They were both examined by South County EMS as a precautionary measure and found to be uninjured.

This rescue was a concerted effort by troopers assigned to the Shelburne Falls barracks and the State Police Airwing, members of the Deerfield, Whately, and Montague Police Departments, members of the South Deerfield Fire Department, and Shelburne Falls dispatch.

View of Mount Sugarloaf South (on left) and Mount Sugarloaf North (on right) as well as the Connecticut River from the summit of Mount Toby to the east. Photo by Ishwar.


Route 495 Near Hopkinton Line

July 22, 2015 - This car became fully engulfed Wednesday at 11:37 am on Route 495 in Milford just before the Hopkinton line. No injuries were reported.

Family  Stuff


Division Champs Celebrate

July 22, 2015 — According to one parent, these girls won the West Division against Nipmuc this evening, celebrated with yogurt, and spoke confidently about their Twin Valley League playoff for the Championship title of the  10UA Softball League this coming Friday.



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Incident Logs Updated today, July 22, 2015

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


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, person, or outside Police agency.

12 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

Arrest Log

Monday, July 20, 2015

3:52 pm Officer Peter Booth arrested Ahmed I. White, 60, of Meadow Lane, Southborough, on Cedar Street and charged him with OUI Liquor, 2nd Offense and Drinking Alcohol From an Open Container in a Motor Vehicle.

Incident Log

Monday, July 20, 2015

8:27 pm Officer Peter Booth spoke with a resident of Clinton Street regarding a child custody situation.

7:52 pm A resident reported that a dirt bike was driving around the complex on Davis Road. Officer Peter Booth checked the area with a negative find.

7:47 pm The Upton Police Department requested an officer speak with a resident of Lakeshore Drive in regards to him calling their station multiple times. Two officers responded to speak with the resident and stated that he told them to leave his property.

6:56 pm A caller reported that there was an abandoned bicycle on West Main Street. Officer William Burchard responded and recovered the bike.

4:29 pm A motorist complained about a road rage incident on Main Street. Sgt. Scott vanRaalten responded and spoke with the operator.

4:12 pm Sgt. Scott vanRaalten wrote a report of larceny.

3:52 pm A 911 caller reported an erratic operator on Cedar Street. Two officers responded and subsequently arrested a 60 year-old male from Southborough and charged him with OUI Liquor, 2ndOffense and Drinking Alcohol From an Open Container in a Motor Vehicle.

8:24 am A motorist reported that an erratic operator was swerving all over the road and tailgating vehicles on Wood Street heading towards Westborough. The Westborough Police Department was notified.

In With the New

July 22, 2015 — A representative from Pm Zilioli Inc of Upton called this stormwater retention system he installed at 36-42 Main Street "overkill" due to the capacity over and above the need of the proposed building to be built. The building was recently scaled down from three floors to one. The stormwater retention system is installed under an impervious surface, where the parking lot will be constructed. A drawing of the plan is below, and shows the existing building at 34 Main that was recently purchased and had remodeled by Greg Mazur, the proponent of the new building. In that remodeled building are four luxury apartments, as well as Vinny's Pizza and Yogurt Beach. The area above is represented below in the upper right corner of the drawing inside the lined box.

Personal Services 
Drilling for Heat

July 22, 2015 — Drilling for geothermal testing to determine the capacity of a heat pump system for an enlarged library continued at 9 Church Street today, a building that is expected to be moved to make way for the construction of a parking area for the expansion of the Hopkinton Public Library.
Channel 7 plays Violent Road Rage Incident Shot by 11 year-old
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Health and Fitness

John Collins Notebook from Maine


July 22, 2015 - The Barque, Picton Castle, based in Lunenberg, Nova Scotia via the Cook Islands, passes the Lighthouse in Portland, Maine under Sail during the Tall Ships Sail Portland 2015 Parade of Sail on Saturday.

Family  Stuff


NH Fugitive Captured in Mass


The New Hampshire man who was caught on a surveillance camera trying to break into a Londonderry, N.H. home last Tuesday while three young girls were inside was arrested in Lawrence, Massachusetts today by state and local police.

RYAN NOEL, 27, of Hudson, New Hampshire had been on the run since the July 21 home invasion. Following an intensive investigation by the Hillsboro County (NH) Sheriff’s Warrant Team, information was developed that led them to believe that NOEL was in the Lawrence, Massachusetts area.

Members from the Hillsboro County Sheriff’s Warrant Team, the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section, and the Massachusetts State Police Gang Unit converged on the Lawrence area today and subsequently located NOEL on Marston Street at about 6:00 p.m. NOEL was arrested without incident, with assistance from members of the Lawrence Police Department, on the following warrants:

Burglary/Forced Entry (New Hampshire Warrant)
Fugitive from Justice in NH (Massachusetts Warrant)
AB Dangerous Weapon/Stolen MV (Massachusetts Warrant)
Various Motor Vehicle Violations (Massachusetts Warrant)
NOEL is being held at the Lawrence Police Department pending his arraignment in Lawrence District Court tomorrow.


Alice Magee Saffer

HOPKINTON - Alice Magee Saffer passed away peacefully on July 21, 2015 at the MaryAnn Morse Hospital in Natick MA after a brief illness. She was a resident of Hopkinton for 15 years. Prior to that she lived in Sterling for 40 years in a rambling 18th century home with her extended family, an especially happy time in her life.

Alice and her identical twin sister, Edna, were born in West New York, New Jersey to Elin (Nilsson) Magee and Elmer Magee on September 30 1921. The family moved to Staten Island, N.Y., then quite rural, to enable the girls to pursue their love of horses and riding, which became a lifelong passion. During World War II, both sisters volunteered in several capacities to aid the war effort, including the Civilian Air Patrol. Alice learned to fly, and loved to tell the story of her first lesson as an observer when the small plane overshot the runway and crash landed in the woods. Shaken, but not deterred, she went on to earn her license. She taught at Staten Island Academy for several years, and loved working with children. Her colleagues always knew when it was story hour because the giggles and laughter of the kindergarten children could be heard throughout the first floor of the school.

Alice is survived by her daughter, Melinda Marchand, son in law, James Marchand, granddaughter Alexandra Marchand, all of Hopkinton, and her niece, Judy Magee of Florida. She is predeceased by her parents, her husband, Howard Francis Saffer, her two brothers, Kenneth and Al, and her sister, Edna.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, July 21, 2015, 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church St., Hopkinton (www.callanancronin.com), followed by a graveside service at 11:45 a.m. at Hillside Cemetery, Sterling. Later this summer, a celebration of Alice’s life will be held at her home in Hopkinton.


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    CAUTION: R- Rated   


Jon Nealon, HHS graduate 1989, and his wife continue to make a name for themselves in the documentary film world. Their latest collaboration has been met with great reviews and stirred a renewed interest in a dynamic group of people. The stories told by the Videofreex and their pioneering of community based television captures the counter culture spirit of the times.

It has been selected for the Woods Hole Film Festival and will be screened Friday , July 31, 2015 at 9 pm followed by a Q&A.

Here is a link to their website: www.videofreexfilm.com/ And to the Festival: http://www.woodsholefilmfestival.org/  


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Theresa A. Genoa, 76

UPTON - Theresa A. Genoa, 76, died Saturday July 11, 2015 in Milford after a brief illness.  She was the wife of Robert Genoa, to whom she was married for 53 years.  Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late James and Catherine (MacPherson) Estes.  She was a 1956 graduate of Holliston High School.

In addition to her husband, she is also survived by her daughter Susan Genoa of Worcester.  She is predeceased by her sister Charlotte M. Estes.

The family sends a special thank you to the staff at Milford Regional Hospital and the Upton EMTs.

A funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, July 17, 2015 in St. John the Evangelist Church, Hopkinton.  Burial followed in St. John's Cemetery.  The Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, Hopkinton (www.callanancronin.com) was in charge of arrangements.

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Irene M. Riley, 91

Irene M. Riley, 91, a long-time resident of Hopkinton, died July 18, 2015 at St. Patrick's Manor in Framingham, after a lengthy illness.

Born to Thomas and Anna (Meighan) McKeon, Irene grew up in Marlborough and graduated from St. Anne’s Academy in 1941. In 1945, she graduated from Salem State (Teachers’) College with a Bachelor’s degree in business education. She began her teaching career at Sudbury High School until she married William A. Riley in1948 and raised four children. She resumed her teaching career, initially at Becker (Junior) College. Soon thereafter she earned her Master’s degree in business from Framingham State College and joined the faculty at Framingham South High School, where she taught from 1963 until her retirement in 1990. She was a founding member of the Whitehall Insurance Agency and was a broker there until her retirement in 2002.

She is survived by four children, Ruth Sagar and her husband Dean, Joan Widmayer and her husband Kurt, Daniel Riley, Rita Riley and her partner Carol Norton; nine grandchildren, James and his wife Kristen, William, Katharine, and Jacqueline Sagar, Zachary and Rebecca Widmayer, Taryn Delaney and her husband Joseph, William and Sean Riley; and five great grandchildren, Elizabeth (Ella), Charlotte and Luke Sagar, and Ashlyn and Channing Delaney. Her husband William of Hopkinton and her sister Anne Jefferson of Danvers predeceased her.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. Visitation will be held on July 23rd from 5 to 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered for her at St. John the Evangelist in Hopkinton on July 24th at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hopkinton EMS, 73 Main St. Hopkinton, MA 01748 or to Friends of the Hopkinton Senior Citizens, 28 Mayhew St. Hopkinton.


Hopkinton Drug Responds to CVS Statement


This is written in response to the letter posted by Michael DeAngelis, “National Spokesman” for CVS.

1. While Mr. DeAngelis has generally denied that CVS has violated the law, it is telling that he has failed to specifically address any of the numerous violations cited in the letter submitted by Hopkinton Drug to OSHA. I challenge CVS to refute any of those violations, almost all of which are a matter of official public record. CVS is incapable of doing so. Once again, Hopkinton Drug had the letter submitted to OSHA not to smear CVS but instead because of its legitimate concern as a pharmacy that CVS is not abiding by the relevant safety rules.

2. CVS’s affiliate Caremark attempted to terminate Hopkinton Drug from its network but was ENJOINED by U.S. District Court Judge William Young from doing so. Judge Young issued a detailed ruling stating his concerns about the bad faith nature of Caremark’s actions. Judge Young was so concerned about the potential collusion between CVS and Caremark that he took the highly unusual step of submitting a letter to the Federal Trade Commission.


Dennis Katz

July 20, 2015

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No Pot of Gold

July 20, 2015 — This rainbow doesn't land at the traditional pot of gold, but on top of a flatbed truck instead, at Weston Nurseries this afternoon.


Violation of the Town Wetland Protection Bylaw and the MA Wetland Protection Act


Dear Editor: There was a recent article on Hopnews regarding the potential vernal pool on Frankland Road that was recently impacted with stormwater runoff from the Legacy Farms North roadway project. The disturbance to the potential vernal pool and an intermittent stream was, in fact, a violation of the Town Wetland Protection Bylaw and the MA Wetland Protection Act. In response, the Conservation Commission held a violation discussion with the DPW and Roy MacDowell of Legacy Farms at the Commission’s July 13, 2015 public meeting. Mr. Harold Schmidt of Frankland Road also attended this meeting.


In response, the DPW and Legacy Farms agreed to continue to clean-up the residual sediment along Frankland Road and to remove accumulated sediment from the vernal pool buffer zone under the supervision of the Commission to the maximum extent practicable without damaging the resource areas. The DPW also added more robust on site erosion controls, including at the point of the construction site which meets Frankland Road. Additional erosion controls consist of enhancing the haybales and silt fence barrier on Frankland Road, enlarging the riprap apron, further check dams along the constructed roadway drainage ditches to slow stormwater flow velocity, and the accelerated installation of the proposed culvert below Frankland Road to divert stormwater runoff to the detention basin installed south of the construction site.


These remedial actions will be closely monitored by the Conservation Commission to ensure compliance so that the resources are not further impacted. If there are any questions, please contact the Conservation Commission office at 508-497-9745.



Jeffrey Barnes, Chairman Hopkinton Conservation Commission

July 20, 2015


Editor's Note: Remediated steps taken, below.

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2015 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from July 13, 2015 - July 20, 2015
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
28 Ryegrass Circle unit 99 Ravishankar Dasari, Rajeshwari Sampathi $631,505 July 20, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
189 Hayden Rowe Street Michael King, Jessica Shea $371,000 July 20, 2015 Matthew R. Cellupica, Patricia R. Cellupica
22 Hillcrest Drive Christina D. Medeiros, Christopher T. Medeiros $370,000 July 17, 2015 Colleen A. Peters
4 Birchwood Lane unit 5D Frank Schirmer $285,000 July 17, 2015 Amy E. Garland-Raboin, Richard J. Resnick,
Ronnie B. Silver
4 Crispwater Way unit 195 Venkat V. Vuppala $460,410 July 17, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
20 Hunters Ridge Way Michael X. Scire, Gwen H. Altman $874,900 July 16, 2015 South Mill Street LLC
18 Ryegrass Circle unit 104 Yang Wang, Yanping Yu $671,470 July 15, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
9 Claflin Street Gordon Olin $160,000 July 14, 2015 Cornelius Lynch
2 High Street Extension Jessica Ann Pedroso, Michael Pedroso,
Pedroso Living Trust
$602,000 July 17, 2015 Lowell C. and Susan K. McAdam Revocable Trust A,
Lowell C. McAdam
55 Sudbury Road Kevin A. Hill, Gina A. Baldassarre $540,000 July 17, 2015 John D. Norton, Maryallice Norton
433 America Boulevard unit 64C Anthony P. Genovese $385,000 July 16, 2015 Louisiana Purchase Realty LLC
143 Prospect Street Daniel Senechal, Courtney A. Senechal $305,000 July 16, 2015 Marcia J. Mobilia Living Trust, Laura S. Roy
441 America Boulevard unit 64B Ashley Driscoll, Stephen Dejute $379,990 July 15, 2015 Louisiana Purchase Realty LLC
79 Concord Street John R. Williams $325,000 July 15, 2015 First Evergreen Properties LLC
139 Prospect Street John P. Kelly III, Christina A. Donahue $327,000 July 14, 2015 James R. Brown, Susan A. Brown
28 Brimstone Way Susan A. Brown, James R. Brown $440,000 July 14, 2015 Tim C. Leival, Lori W. Leival
4 Williams Road JNG and Associates Services Inc. $250,000 July 14, 2015 Wendel M. Campos
Vickery Hill Lane Kathleen M. Curtiss $20,000 July 20, 2015 James J. Cavan Jr., Julia A. Cavan,
Cavan Family 2013 Realty Trust
41 Glen Court unit 16 Karen L. Sakakeeny, Karen L. Sakakeeny 1991 Revocable
Trust, Richard M. Sakakeeny, Richard M. Sakakeeny 1991
Revocable Trust
$649,500 July 15, 2015 Barry P. Fisher, Sandra A. Fisher
36 Framingham Road Josef W. Lamson, Tatiana Lamson $560,000 July 15, 2015 Vineet Singh, Suma Kumaraswamy
22 Constitution Drive Michael M. Awadalla, Darin Necola $535,000 July 14, 2015 Lisa M. Yourkewicz
55 Main Street St. Mark's School of Southborough Inc. $1,325,000 July 14, 2015 Michael Jackson Jr., Jane L. Jackson
19 Fitzgerald Lane Jeffrey M. Rosenberg, Amanda R. Rosenberg $757,000 July 14, 2015 George Tagliere III, Jane Taglieri
Shore Drive Demi Antinarelli $15,000 July 16, 2015 John F. Porter
Shore Drive Nicole Antinarelli $15,000 July 16, 2015 John F. Porter
Prospect Street Beau Cheval Farm Inc. $1,325,000 July 15, 2015 Cecelia E. Henderson, Prospect Street Realty Trust
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Incident Logs Updated today, July 20, 2015

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



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

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

40 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

3 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

4 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

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

Arrest Log

Sunday, July 19, 2015

6:32 pm Officer Philip Powers arrested Emerson Vieira Neves, 44, of Beaver Street, Framingham, on Main Street and charged him with OUI Liquor, OUI Drugs, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Class B Substance and Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

Incident Log

Sunday, July 19, 2015

6:32 pm Officer Philip Powers stopped a motor vehicle on Main Street and subsequently arrested a 44 year-old male from Framingham and charged him with OUI Liquor, OUI Drugs, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Class B Substance and Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

6:18 pm Officer John Moran issued a motor vehicle on Main Street a handicapped parking citation.

4:33 pm Officer John Moran issued several parking tickets to vehicles on Cedar Street.

4:03 pm Sgt. John Porter issued a motor vehicle a parking citation on Rafferty Road.

3:55 pm A motorist reported an erratic operator on Cedar Street. Officer John Moran checked the area with a negative find.

3:49 pm A 911 caller reported an aggressive and erratic operator on Main Street. Officer Philip Powers located the vehicle and spoke with the operator.

3:13 pm Officer Philip Powers issued a parking violation to a motor vehicle on Ash Street.

2:38 pm A caller from Cedar Street reported a hit an run. The Ashland Police Department was notified as it was in their jurisdiction.

1:41 pm A 911 caller reported feeling like he was discriminated against because a group of people he was with left the State Park and was denied re-entry due to maximum capacity. Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with him and the park supervisor.

1:30 pm Officer Thomas Griffin assisted with traffic control at the State Park.

11:49 am A caller from Rafferty Road reported that an individual who surrendered their dog yesterday was demanding their dog back today. The caller advised that another family had already adopted the dog and it went home with them. Officer Stephen Buckley responded to speak with the individual.

11:39 am A motorist was concerned that emergency vehicles could not get through Cedar Street because of traffic that was building up due to vehicles trying to enter the State Park. Office Stephen Buckley spoke with a detail officer who would keep the traffic moving.

8:30 am A resident of Hill Street reported that dump trucks had been coming in and out all morning dumping dirt at a construction site. Officer Thomas Griffin responded and advised that the construction site was in Westborough jurisdiction.

3:59 am A Morse Lane resident reported hearing multiple car alarm activations throughout the neighborhood. Two officers checked the area with a negative find on anything suspicious.

12:57 am A resident of Hayden Rowe Street reported that a vehicle had been parked in front of their residence for an extended period of time, playing lout music. Three officers responded and advised that they sent them on their way.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

11:32 pm A motorist reported an erratic operator heading towards Milford on Route 85. Officer John Corridan checked the area with a negative find and notified the Holliston Police Department.

11:05 pm A 911 caller from Pinecrest Village reported that three kids were smoking weed. Three officers responded and issued a civil infraction for a by-law violation.

9:59 pm A caller reported hearing nine gunshots on Hill Street. Two officers responded and advised that they believed it was from fireworks.

9:06 pm The Southborough Police Department advised that they received a call for a 17 year-old male who went for a run but did not come back and was thought to maybe have come to Hopkinton. Officer John Moran responded to check the area and was notified that the Southborough Police had located him.

8:34 pm Officer Arthur Schofield spoke with an individual who was walking down a ramp from Route 495.

7:28 pm An Ash Street resident reported that their wallet was stolen.

6:26 pm Officer Arthur Schofield advised that a Downey Street resident was digging a trench in his driveway and he was notified to stop.

6:20 pm A caller reported a rollover motor vehicle accident with two people entrapped on Route 495 southbound. Two officers responded to assist.

3:53 pm Officer John Moran advised that he issued parking citations to eleven motor vehicles on Hayden Rowe Street.

3:59 pm A 911 caller from Meserve Street reported that a skunk, which looked like it had rabies, was wandering in their yard. The Animal Control Officer was notified.

11:52 am A resident of Hearthstone Road reported that a suspicious motor vehicle had been parked in front of his residence for sometime. Officer Thomas Griffin checked the vehicle but was unable to locate the owner.

7:50 am A Wood Street resident reported that her husband had lost his diabetic kit.

2:56 am A caller complained about noise which was coming from an area on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer John Corridan responded and was able to turn off patio music speakers.

Friday, July 17, 2015

10:29 pm Officer Linda Higgins assisted the Ashland Police Department with a female prisoner.

9:11 pm Officer Arthur Schofield spoke with individuals behind Hopkins School and sent them on their way.

9:07 pm Officer Arthur Schofield spoke with individuals in front of the High School.

7:16 pm A walk-in asked if it was okay if he could do an exchange in the parking lot for a firearm purchase.

6:48 pm Officer Matthew McNeil spoke with a female from Woodview Way regarding her possibly issuing a restraining order.

6:30 pm Officer Arthur Schofield assisted two walk-ins with serving court paperwork on Clinton Street.

5:02 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Matthew McNeil regarding identity theft.

4:38 pm A female walk-in turned in an invoice with a check that was found in the roadway on Main Street.

9:51 am Officer Philip Powers advised that he found an ATM card in the roadway on Grove Street but was unable to speak with the owner.

1:50 am A Wood Street resident reported hearing a crashing noise near the front of their house. Three officers responded to investigate and advised that everything appeared secure.

Health and Fitness

CVS Fires Back

Accuses Hopkinton Drug of unlicensed dispensing



Upon further review of the letter sent to OSHA, we’d like to make some additional comments.


We have reviewed the allegations referenced in attorney Larry Green’s correspondence to OSHA, and they are without basis in fact or law.  CVS takes its obligations under OSHA regulations very seriously and makes chemical information available to all pharmacy personnel through a user-friendly online interface.  Our policies for compounding medications are built around standards set by US Pharmacopeia (www.usp.org).


This letter is nothing more than a continued effort by Hopkinton Drug and its owner Dennis Katz, to attempt to smear the name of CVS/pharmacy due to the fact that CVS/caremark, a separate pharmacy benefit manager subsidiary of CVS Health,  determined that Hopkinton Drug should be terminated from its retail pharmacy network as a result of certain audit findings. 


CVS/caremark’s audit found that Hopkinton filled a substantial number of prescriptions and dispensed drugs in states in which it is not licensed. CVS/caremark’s decision to terminate Hopkinton from its PBM network resulted solely from its improper dispensing of drugs into states where it was not licensed.  At least two state Boards of Pharmacy have fined Hopkinton Drug for that unlicensed dispensing.


To ensure pharmacy access for plan members and to provide all pharmacies with the opportunity to participate in CVS/caremark’s national pharmacy networks, network termination decisions are not made lightly. In fact, the PBM terminates less than 1% of its network pharmacies in a year.  CVS Health prides itself on maintaining the highest standards for safety and quality for pharmacies in its networks and a necessary component of this is ensuring that pharmacies are complying with the terms of its provider agreements and applicable law.


Because this litigation has been referred to arbitration and remains pending, we will not comment further.

Michael DeAngelis

[National Spokesman for CVS]

July 20, 2015

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Greyhound Friends Has Friends for Adoption
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Left to right:

Bruin is one year old. Bruin was found as a stray in Lincoln, R.I. He is a redbone coonhound/hound cross. Bruin is bright, likes to please people, gets on well with other dogs and is generally social. Bruin needs a home with a fenced yard. 
Tammy is five years old. She is quiet, well behaved, likes to go for walks, but is also happy to sit and watch the world go by. She would be a good companion for a retired person who likes to walk. 
Chester is a young hound cross. He is lively, intelligent, playful, and basically good natured. Chester came to Greyhound Friends from West Virginia. He was found as a stray and a rescue group arranged for his vet care.


Train Depot

July 20, 2015 - Eagle Scout Chris Barry stopped by the Hopkinton Train for a few hours on Saturday to explain the moving and restoration of the building at its current location on West Main Street that he performed as part of his Eagle Scout project. He is flanked by, from left, Sandy Sulfaro, member of the Friends of Hopkinton Anniversaries Committee, former residents Glen Weagle and Nancy Smith Weagle, and former Town Clerk Ann Click

Full House

July 20, 2015 - Beach temperatures brought throngs to Hopkinton State Park on Saturday, necessitating the employment of a police detail during the heaviest traffic, which formed a line down the hill on Cedar Street toward Southborough.

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Location Revealed

July 20, 2015 - Since being informed of the location of this stunning rookery, we have visited several times and shared photos with readers, but kept its location in Oxford a closely guarded secret. Time to share the location? Sure. Just click on the overhead Google Map image below to be taken to the Google search to see the image, and then zoom out for reference. It is best to park in the gravel area on the right of the pond (on map), and then walk along the soft shoulder. Avoid the poison ivy.

Hopkinton Drug Supporter Says "Tone It Down"

Dear Editor of HopNews:

I just want to express my feelings on Dennis Katz' letter to CVS. This appears nothing more than a desperate attempt to 'smear' CVS (as they themselves have stated). Dennis is most likely emboldened by public support for the No CVS campaign. 

I personally wouldn't want to see a CVS in town, but this is really getting out of hand.  Our family had a paper No CVS sign that I picked up from Hopkinton Drug and posted it at our house before the rain destroyed it. 

Mr. Katz' letter and his legal actions are just the sort of thing that would put a person who is on the fence of No CVS vs. CVS to jump onto the CVS camp. All he will succeed in doing is polarizing the two sides even further, most likely against himself.  He is only opening himself up to a legal response from CVS and having them turn their laser sharp focus his way.  I hope he's prepared for that. 

I'm quite shocked he would go to these lengths. 

Thanks for taking the time to read my viewpoint. 

Tom Weissinger
15 Dicarlo Rd. 
Hopkinton, MA

July 19, 2015


Irene M. Riley, 91, of Hopkinton, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015 at St. Patrick's Manor in Framingham. She was the wife of the late William A. Riley. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. 
Health and Fitness
What Is It?

July 18, 2015-We do not believe it is a CVS being being built on East Main Street near Clinton, but instead an adult community by Hawthorne, as seen in the image below presented to the community 2 or so years ago.

Family  Stuff



July 18, 2015 - The 11U Sizzler champs were treated to pizza and a really cool trophy this afternoon, and they weren't afraid to shout about it from the veranda at Bill's Pizza to every vehicle that passed by, looking a bit like a Boston championship team at City Hall Plaza.

Personal Services 
MetroWest Symphony Orchestra Performs at Golden Pond Assisted Living
Please enjoy a rousing performance by the orchestra of the John Phillip Sousa March,
"Stars and Stripes Forever" in front of an enthusiastic audience. An incredible job. Please watch and listen with your speakers
plugged in or wearing your headset for the full experience. Well worth it!
Oh, and see if you can find Hopkinton Town Moderator Dr. Bruce Karlin playing violin!
They will be performing at the Sunday Concert on the Common July 19, 2015.

On Your Mark, Get Set, Taste!


July 18, 2015 — Blueberry Pie experts Dirk Coburn, left, and Henry Schmidt taste blueberry pie and make notes, while an easily entertained group looks on in suspense. Four of five scheduled entrants showed up with their pies for the contest, which was part of a blueberry festival at Weston Nurseries today.


Medford Massage Parlor Sting Nets Two


WOBURN - Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan announced that Ping Wang, 53, of Medford and Yudan Feng, 37, of Quincy were arraigned today in Somerville District Court after being charged with one count each of performing sexual conduct for a fee. Judge Maurice Flynn released the defendants on personal recognizance and scheduled the next hearing in their cases for Wednesday, August 15.

“This incident is a good example of the importance of community engagement with law enforcement officials,” stated District Attorney Ryan. “People who saw something suspicious, reported it to police, which then allowed detectives to do their jobs. In crime fighting and with crime prevention programs we are always more successful if we collaborate with each other to share information and resources.”

“These arrests were made possible thanks to help from the public and the good work of law enforcement,” said Medford Police Chief Leo Sacco, Jr. “Tips from members of the public who sensed suspicious activity was occurring led to the investigation. We are grateful to the people who came forward so that this activity could be stopped.”

The defendants were arrested at approximately 11:30 a.m., July 16, for attempting to perform sexual acts on undercover police officers in exchange for money. The arrests followed a three week investigation by the Medford Police Department in response to community reports of suspicious activity at local massage parlors.

The charges against the defendants are allegations and they are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

This incident was investigated by the Medford Police Department.

The prosecutor assigned to this case today was Assistant District Attorney is Mary O’Neill.


Hopkinton Drug Reports Alleged CVS Health Violations to Federal Government

Asks OSHA to investigate


July 17, 2015 - "The state may have to shut down many CVS stores due to the health and safety violations," said Hopkinton Drug owner, Dennis Katz today, referring to a letter  (<---Please read the letter) his attorney Larry Green sent on his behalf to OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) with allegations of violations of workplace safety by several CVS pharmacies.

        The letter alleges violations of protocols for handling compounding elements that are deemed toxins or are hazardous. It alleges that CVS pharmacy employees were not protected by "a dust respirator, mechanical ventilation, fume hood, eyewash station or safety shower." Some of the chemicals, the letter alleges, are toxic to the reproductive system of females.

        "A pharmacy technician from CVS Store No. 5471 in Lexington, South Carolina reported that she suffered many illnesses while engaged in compounding activities there..." the letter states, in part.

         Mr. Katz said, during a short meeting on Friday, "I think CVS is a threat to the health of not only its workers, but to the public because of these egregious health-threatening violations."

          In a letter to the editor, below, Mr. Katz alleges that the safety of the public as well as CVS workers is at risk.

         The national spokesman for CVS, Michael DeAngelis, was asked by email last evening if he had read the allegations, and asked if CVS would like to comment. His reply, below, was immediate.


CVS Responds:


"CVS Health is committed to upholding the highest ethical standards and complying with all applicable laws and regulations. Our pharmacies adhere to stringent processes and procedures to ensure the safe handling and dispensing of compounded medications. This transparent attempt to smear the company’s reputation does not warrant further comment."


         Letter to the Editor:


Dear HopNews:

On behalf of Hopkinton Drug, Inc., Attorney Lawrence G. Green filed a letter to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) of the U.S. Department of Labor on July 17, 2015. The purpose of this letter was to draw attention to violations of OSHA requirements in the preparation of compounded medications committed by CVS pharmacies. As you will see in the attached letter and exhibits, the letter references several instances in which CVS put the lives of employees and the public at risk.

As someone who is dedicated to the safe practice of pharmacy compounding, I am disturbed by CVS’s disregard of the law and practice standards. I believe that members of the community, and folks who live near and shop at CVS pharmacies, have a right to be aware of this information, for the safety of themselves and their loved ones. You have my permission to publish any portions of the attached documents if you find interest in this.

If you should have any questions, please contact Attorney Green at 617-345-3216.

Dennis Katz, RPh
President of Hopkinton Drug, Inc.


No Clean Fill Wanted
"Possible violation of Hopkinton Wetlands Protection Bylaw"

July 16, 2015 --  The construction at Legacy Farms Road North, combined with a recent downpour, appears to have claimed at least one victim. Those passing the pond in front of the home of Carolyn and Harold Schmidt on Frankland Road have enjoyed its serene beauty (above), and crystal clear water, as have countless ducks and other wildlife over the years. Recent heavy rains proved inadequate the conservation measures put in place to avoid soil from being eroded from the construction site and onto the roadway; and the designated "potential vernal pool" has become filled with silt, suspended particles of clay, choking it (photo, below).

          Although cleanup was done on the roadway with an apparent street sweeper removing the main evidence of the event, the leaves and grass in the swale and the drains surrounding the pond show evidence of the path of the muddy wash, and offer mute testimony to the torrential downpour that occurred.

         Mr. Schmidt paid a visit to Conservation  Administrator Don MacAdam at Town Hall and pled his case.

         As a result of Mr. Schmidt's verbal complaint, Mr. MacAdam visited the site and ordered DPW Director John Westerling, or his representative, to appear before the Conservation Commission to discuss a possible violaton of the law.

        Read the letter to the DPW here

         Director Westerling, as well as Roy MacDowell, Legacy Farms owner, attended the meeting to address the issues, but there is no information from the minutes on remediation to the problem that was caused.

        "This is the third time this has happened," Mr. Schmidt said in a phone conversation.

        "Roy [Roy MacDowell, Legacy Farms owner] came and made changes to alleviate any further erosion - he put in very large hay bales. I hope it works.

        "He was very good," he said.

        "But I don't know if it can be reversed," he said.

Health and Fitness

One Dead In Norton Crash On Interstate 495

Not wearing a seat belt


July 16, 2015—At 7:36 a.m. today, Troopers from the State Police Barracks in Foxboro responded to calls of a crash on Route 495 northbound in Norton. The preliminary investigation by Trooper Michael Ferrari indicates that a 1998 Saturn SL2  was travelling southbound in the high speed lane when another vehicle changed lanes in front of it. The driver of the Saturn swerved off the left side of the roadway into the median, crossed the median and entered the northbound high speed lane. The Saturn was struck in the passenger side by an oncoming 2005 Nissan Maxima, operated by a 29-year-old Fall River woman.


The driver of the Saturn, 31-year-old Dominica E. Howard of Norwood, was not wearing a seatbelt and sustained critical injuries. Howard was transported to Rhode Island Hospital by Norton EMS but was pronounced dead at the hospital. The operator of the Nissan that struck Howard’s vehicle is not charged with any wrongdoing and will not be identified.


The cause of the crash remains under investigation. The operator of the 2007 Ford Edge  that changed lanes in front of Howard, a 47-year-old female from Norton, has been located and is cooperating with the investigation.


Troopers from the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the Crime Scene Services Section and a patrol supervisor from the Troop H Headquarters are assisting with the investigation. The Norton Fire Department and MassDOT assisted at the scene of the crash.

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Winning the Bronze

July 16, 2015 - The girls playing Bay State Games Softball Southeast received a Bronze Medal. From left,  Kate Welzel, Emma Murphy, Ceilidh Higgins and Heather Holly.

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Dueling Ban-signs


July 15, 2015—When asked to explain what his sign meant, the sign holder said, "You can read, can't you?".

        But then Colella's President Dale Danahy walked up and said it was because most of the signs were on Town of Hopkinton property. In other words, in this reporter's experience, novice political participants place signs in the three or so-foot Town right of way between a property and the street instead of the property owner's land, 37 or so inches away from the edge of the road.

        Someone said there was a sign on Town land by the snow dump on Cedar Street. "Not any more," the man said.



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Incident Logs Updated today, July 15, 2015

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



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

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

26 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

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


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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

10:34 pm Two officers spoke with individuals, who were in the State Park after hours, and sent them on their way.

2:46 pm A caller reported feeling threatened by her boyfriend and wanted it logged in case there were any future incidents.

1:03 pm Officer Thomas Griffin spoke with a walk-in regarding a counterfeit incident.

12:26 pm A resident of Pond Street reported an IRS scam.

10:42 am A motorist reported that trucks were blocking Pond Street making it a traffic hazard. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and stood by.

9:48 am An Emma Drive resident reported an IRS scam.

9:44 am A 911 caller from Ash Street reported that there was a snake in their house. Officer Philip Powers responded to assist with removing it.

9:38 am A caller from Longwood Drive reported receiving a suspicious IRS message.

Monday, July 13, 2015

9:40 pm A caller reported seeing a youth run, drop or throw something then quickly get into a vehicle on Ash Street. Officer William Burchard checked the area but did not find anything suspicious.

6:05 pm Officer John Moran advised that he came upon a broken window at Center School.

3:57 pm A walk-in from Rosewood Lane spoke with Officer William Burchard regarding suspicious activity in her neighborhood.

12:50 pm A resident of Wedgewood Drive reported that someone tried to file a tax return under their name.

1:00 am A motorist reported an erratic operator on Teresa Road. Two officers checked the area with a negative find.


Selectmen Encourage Anti-CVS Group to Appeal Permits to Board of Appeals

July 14, 2015 — The Board of Selectmen this evening discussed the results of Town Counsel Ray Miyares' inquiry (Full document) into the siting of CVS, answering many questions residents opposing the deal had at the last Selectmen's meeting. On March 14, 2015, Crosspoint Associates purchased the former Colella's Supermarket, something that bothered many people on many levels, such as  its standing as a homogenous chain store, to the possibility it could harm the sales of longstanding Hopkinton Drug. It was, ironically, that type of competition presented by Price Chopper, that has been blamed on the demise of Colella's Supermarket in the first place.

      Mr. Miyares found no problems with the sale of the property consisting of two parcels, as well as a right of first refusal for 18 Grove Street. Regarding any appraisal or lease between the parties, he stated that they were private documents. He noted that the town first became aware of CVS as a tenant when the company was identified on an application for a Fit-out building permit. He said the Town still has received no further correspondence from CVS.

      Regarding the current conditions, he said that the permit [demising permit] allowing a temporary wall built between the liquor portion of the former Colella's and the space to be occupied should have been applied for by Colella's, because they are the holder of the liquor license. In addition, he said an additional permit would need to be applied for to work on space where the liquor store will be moved, and prior approval of the Board of Selectmen would be necessary.

       Mr. Miyares also informed the board that Colella's retail food permit expired on June 30, 2015, leaving them with no  authority to sell food and tobacco products.

        Regarding actions by the Building Inspector in issuing permits, Mr. Miyares found no problems.

        In respect to the wall built to separate the liquor department from the rest of the space, Mr. Miyares stated that the Colella's never requested or received authorization for such a change, as they are required to do. He noted that the board could hold a hearing and suspend or revoke the liquor license. Selectman Brian Herr made it clear that for his part, holding a hearing would not be punitive, but only to insure compliance, which also appeared to be the consensus of the board.

       The classification of CVS as a health care facility rather than a retail operation was brought up by residents at the last meeting. If it were determined that both CVS and Hopkinton Drug were classified as such, that the latter would be grandfathered as an existing use. However, he did not suggest that they were in fact health care providers, but are instead retail stores.

        He defined four principal concerns: CVS coming to town under a shroud of secrecy; CVS having a legal dispute with Hopkinton Drug; presence of a CVS detracts from hometown character; CVS not the choice to define key intersection of Downtown Business District at intersection that "cries for realignment."

        First, he said the law does not require businesses to take the public interest, convenience or necessity onto account.

       Second, CVS was enjoined from terminating Hopkinton Drug as a provider in their network, and was forced into arbitration with them, something that is a private matter.

       An effort by the Town to destroy the long term lease between Crosspoint and CVS could expose the Town to "significant damage claims." He offered remedies for similar scenarios for future zoning changes.

       Lastly, Mr. Miyares suggested the Town could acquire the property, by purchase or eminent domain, to correct the intersection and pursue the development of it "according to the Town's preference." He wrote that it would cost the $3.3 million that Crosspoint paid as well as compensation for the "lost value of the CVS lease." A Crosspoint representative has previously identified the lease as a 20-year term.

        Residents asked the Board of Selectmen to hire two attorneys to appeal the building permits to the Board of Appeals (Mr. Miyares would need to recuse himself). 

         The Selectmen declined the request, but encouraged the anti-CVS group to pursue the process themselves, which is available for only a short time longer.

         The Selectmen will not meet again until August, after which time the citizen group would have filed an appeal, or the time to do so will have elapsed.  

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On Thursday July 16 Saddle Hill Rd at Proctor St will be closed from 7 am – 3 pm to replace a collapsed drain pipe. Please seek alternate routes.


Thank you,

Mike Mansir

Hopkinton Highway Manager

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